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Still got it: Rey Guevarra bags PBA Slam Dunk title anew

first_imgRey Guevarra wins the Slam Dunk competition anew. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBATANGAS — Rey Guevarra is still the undisputed Dunk King.The Phoenix high-flyer reclaimed his throne, edging out Renz Palma in the Slam Dunk Contest in the 2018 PBA All-Star Week Friday at Batangas City Sports Center.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “I was really challenged by him. Because of him, I had to raise the bar so that I could edge him,” he said.Guevarra also beat former titlist Chris Newsome, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, Lervin Flores, and Marion Magat in the competition.He also took home the P30,000 cash prize and bagged his fourth Slam Dunk title in five years.Guevarra has now moved second to Niño Canaleta, who has five, for most Slam Dunk titles.And if the opportunity presents itself, he said that he won’t hesitate going for the record.“In God’s time, let’s see if I could still do it. If I get the chance, I will really try to get that fifth championship,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Guevarra unleashed an off-the-bounce windmill dunk to put the results beyond doubt, netting 40 points from the judges to end the highly-entertaining Slam Off.PERFECT 40! REY GUEVARRA GETS HIS 4TH SLAM DUNK TITLE! #PBAAllStar2018 pic.twitter.com/mbZxwwaI0RFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) May 25, 2018 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments James Yap is PBA 3-point king once again The veteran forward outlasted the younger Palma, whose 360-dunk from near the foul line only got 39 points.“This is the hardest contest I’ve ever been in,” he said. “Everybody knew what dunks I could do, so I was really forced to show off some new slams.”Guevarra jumped over a motorcycle and teammate JC Intal to delight the crowd in the Finals where he took on an athletic Palma, who displayed his impeccable leaping ability. The two ended up in a stalemate, finishing with identical 75 points after two dunks.RENZ PALMA CAN FLY! 39 POINTS! #PBAAllStar2018 pic.twitter.com/zOsF2eJyLD— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) May 25, 2018ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

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The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbour

first_imgDear Editor,I would like to respond to an article in a section of the media on December 25, 2018 edition, entitled “Rejecting Irfaan Ali as presidential candidate”. The article, inter alia, clearly sought to tarnish the image and reputation of the sitting MP with its vile and rancorous undertone.As a party member, and having known Irfaan for over eight years. I personally found the article very misleading and despicable. As Pliny the Younger once said, “envy always implies conscious inferiority wherever it resides”.Irfaan Ali, presumable is one of the most experienced, shrewd and humble politicians of all the potential candidates for the top post as leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Hailed from a humble family, Irfaan worked his way up through the ranks of the PPP and became one of the youngest MPs, holding various portfolios, including Housing and Water Minister and, Tourism, Industry and Commerce Minister. At one time, he was the Minister of both Ministries, simultaneously.As the Housing and Water Minister, he spearheaded one of the most successful housing programmes ever. Tens of thousands of house lots were distributed, specifically targeting low and middle-income families, young professionals, teachers and our medical personal. According to the 2012-2016 Country Programme Evaluation Report, the Low-Income Settlement Programme II, a multibillion-dollar IDB programme initiated and executed under Irfaan’s tenure as Housing and Water Minister, was deemed one of the most successful housing programmes ever.I recalled at one of the ‘One Stop Shop’ a single parent mother who was too overwhelmed with euphoria, shed tears as she praised the then Minister for providing her with an opportunity to own her own home. Though there are countless similar success stories of this kind, there are a few who didn’t get the opportunity to benefit due to the inability of the Government to match the overwhelm housing demand, which unfortunately precipitated premature resentments amongst some non-beneficiaries.Nonetheless, there is no doubt that hundreds of thousands of lives were positively impacted through improved standard of living and wealth generation, and in the eyes of the beneficiaries, Irfaan is viewed as a saviour.Yours truly,Ian Persaudlast_img read more

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“Administration can do better” – Deputy HR

first_imgWhile many stakeholders have related their disappointment with the supervision at City Hall, it seems as though those views are shared by some of its employees as well.Deputy Human Resources Manager of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC), Michelle Smith, who was summoned to the Commission of Inquiry on Friday, specified that the administrative body “can do better” in terms of its processes and answerability.“I would say that there is room for improvement and the administration can do better,” Smith said.Some of the areas which Smith was required to answer to included payment of salaries and benefits, employment of new persons and disciplining of staffers.It was stated that workers of the Council are disciplined after a letter is sent to the Human Resources Management Committee, outlining the particulars of the misdemeanour. However, the complainant is allowed to sit at the hearing which seemed baffling to the Commission.Smith’s explanation was puzzling for which the Legal Assistant, Sherwin Benjamin responded, “My understanding goes haywire. Whether he is asked questions from the Committee (or) he is there to give guidance. I think the HR lines are blurred at that point in time because natural law dictates that one cannot be a judge in his own case.”At that instance, it was revealed that there are more persons employed under the unfixed agenda. Unfixed employees are those persons who would work until the age of 65 without receiving many benefits after retirement. The fixed employees retire at 55 years of age with gratuity and NIS payments.For some of the persons who were not paid their benefits after retirement, Smith stated that she is of the belief that they have been paid or are in the process of receiving their monies, which can be verified by records of the Council. This is contradicting what retired employees told the Commission while giving their statements.“Over the past days, a number of employees would have come to us and would have indicated that they have issues with benefits,” said Benjamin, as he requested those records to verify what was paid and the outstanding balance.Meanwhile when asked about the vacancy procedure which is used by the Council, it was indicated that advertisements are usually sent out. However, “there are relatives of persons in senior positions” which Smith claimed were subjected to the same employment procedures as other staffers.Other employees of the local organ will be subpoenaed next week to answer to the Commission based on statements that were previously submitted.last_img read more

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Chelsea will still be a major force in the title race, talkSPORT told

first_imgRay Wilkins insists Chelsea will still be a major force in this season’s title race. Jose Mourinho’s side have taken just four points from as many games in the opening month of the campaign and suffered a shock defeat at home to Crystal Palace last time out. Branislav Ivanovic’s dip in form as been highlighted during Chelsea’s stuttering start to the campaign, while midfielders Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard have also come in for criticism. The champions face a tough trip to Everton on Saturday lunchtime but their former midfielder and assistant manager, who is now working with Tim Sherwood at Aston Villa, is expecting Ivanovic, along with his team-mates, to rediscover their form against the Toffees. “Once they start kicking in I’m sure they’re going to be the same force as they have been over the last few years,” Wilkins told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “Jose [Mourinho] would have been a bit upset with how things have gone but he did state that they had a bit longer off in the close season than they normally do so we expect Chelsea to improving fitness-wise as the weeks go by.“I’m sure every player goes through that slight period each season. All of a sudden now the team aren’t doing so well, these things are highlighted. I’m sure Ivanovic will be back to his very best on Saturday because the game they have against Everton is one of the hardest away fixtures in the Premier League. It’s never easy going to Everton.”last_img read more

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Tottenham transfer news: £7m target reveals he could leave Mainz

first_imgTottenham target Yunus Malli has revealed he could move to the Premier League in the summer.The Mainz star has attracted attention from clubs in England following some impressive displays in the Bundesliga this season.Borussia Dortmund failed in an attempt to land the Turkish international this month and Tottenham are expected to be among a number of English clubs to activate his £7m release-clause in the summer.And Malli has claimed he has already been in contact with some unnamed clubs from the Premier League.“There was interest from England, yes. It has now become a general knowledge that I have a release clause,” he told Bild. 1 Yunus Malli last_img read more

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DD TRAVEL: SNAP UP AMAZING ATLANTIC TRAVEL CRUISE DEALS

first_imgAtlantic Travel in Letterkenny have some fantastic late break deals – not just on dry land but also on the high seas.With everyone seeking to have a taste of a cruise, there are plenty of fantastic offers to suit all sorts of budgets.Why not log onto their website or call in to have a chat with Atlantic Travel today? Cruisetastic Offers with Atlantic Travel.Harmony of the SeasBook direct with Atlantic Travel and get the best value for your cruise holiday in 2016Mediterranean Cruise sailing from Barcelona with MSC Splendida only €599pp. Departs 27 January for 7 nights.Greek Isles Cruise sailing from Venice with Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas only €799pp. Departs 05 November for 7 nights. Royal Caribbeans newest and largest ship Harmony of the Seas sailing from Barcelona €1499pp. Departs 28th August for 7 nights.Eatern Mediterranean Cruise sailing from Rome with Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas €1059pp. Departs 12 September for 9 nights.All the above include flights, cruise, transfers and checked in bags.Family Holiday Deal of the WeekCampotelFrance in August from €1385 (family of 5)Includes Return ferry for 2 ad/3ch with on board cabin, 8 nights at Camping La Dune des Sables. Couples Deal of the WeekFantastic offer departing from City of Derry Airport for 2 adults to Albufeira Portugal for only €336pp…….includes return flights, 7 nights accommodation on a self catering basis, carry on bag & transfers.These offers are available to Donegal Daily readers until 30th June subject to availability.Call us on 074 9126193 or contact us through our website www.atlantictravel.ie, email emma@atlantictravel.ie or facebook DD TRAVEL: SNAP UP AMAZING ATLANTIC TRAVEL CRUISE DEALS was last modified: June 23rd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Rangers captain James Tavernier commits his future to the club

first_imgAbsolutely over the moon to extend my contract for this great club! #2022 🔴⚪️🔵 pic.twitter.com/SNvL4OjnFi— James Tavernier (@James_Tavernier) September 18, 2018The deal will keep Tavernier at the club until the summer of 2022.He told the Rangers website: “I am delighted to go through the window and still be a Rangers player, and I have obviously been rewarded with a new contract.“So I am absolutely buzzing with that and it is thanks to the club and my representatives for pulling it over the line.” Latest Scottish Premiership News scrap Rangers captain James Tavernier has committed his future to the club by signing a new contract.The right-back was linked with a move to West Brom in the summer but Gers turned down two bids for the player. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaoslast_img read more

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Young Wins MVC Title On Final Day Of the MVC Track & Field Championship

first_imgStory Links Men’s Team Standings1. Wichita State, 181.502. Northern Iowa, 1663. Southern Illinois, 143.504. Indiana State, 1045. Illinois State, 966. Bradley, 436. Loyola (Ill.), 438. Drake, 42 400-Meter Hurdles6. Victoria Coombe, 1:01.93 1,500 Meters8. Josh Yeager, 3:56.64 Young bested the field with wind-aided time of 13.14 that would easily better her previous school record if not for the tailwind over the allowable limit. Her title marked the third time in the last seven years that a Bulldog has won the event as Young continues the legacy established by Sarah Yeager and Marissa Smith. Later, Rai Ahmed-Green (Irvine, Calif.) finished third in the women’s 400 meters with a time of 54.85. That time was just 0.01 seconds off the personal best she set in the event on Friday that ranks as the second-fastest in program history. 4×100-Meter Relay5. Witherspoon, Barrow, Lombardi, Graves, 41.23 As a team, the Drake women finished tied for seventh in the team standings while the men were eighth. Wichita State swept both team titles on their home track. Graves raced to the finish in the 200 meters in 20.72, a time that would rank fourth-fastest in program history if not for the favorable wind, while his 10.31 finish in the 100 meters would register as the third-fastest in program history if wind-legal. UNI’s Brandon Carnes won both races to complete four-straight wins in the events during his career. The Bulldogs also got points in the distance events on Sunday with Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) taking eighth in the women’s 5,000 meters while Josh Yeager (Center Point, Iowa) took eighth in the men’s 1,500 meters. Young was one of five Bulldogs that earned All-MVC honors on the final day of the championship meet. Freshman Caulin Graves (Kansas City, Mo.) had a breakout championship meet for the men’s team with a second-place finish in the 200 meters and a fourth-place showing in the 100 meters. 5,000 Meters8. Bailee Cofer, 18:05.32 Young also ran a leg on the Bulldogs’ 4×100-meter relay that finished sixth and the 4×400-meter relay that finished third in 3:42.72. Triple Jump11. Johnathan Osifuye, 46-0.5 (14.03m) 400-Meter Hurdles3. Bas Van Leersum, 51.775. Hudson Priebe, 52.50  Print Friendly Version Drake Individual Women’s Results400 Meters3. Rai Ahmed-Green, 54.85center_img Sunday Results (PDF) 200 Meters2. Caulin Graves, 20.72 4×400-Meter Relay5. Van Leersum, Barrow, Priebe, Metivier, 3:14.36 4×400-Meter Relay3. Crawford, Young, Coombe, Okoye, 3:42.72 WICHITA, Kan. – Drake University junior Mary Young (Urbandale) became the latest Drake hurdler to win a Missouri Valley Conference title with a first-place finish in the women’s 100-meter hurdles Saturday during the final day of the MVC Track & Field Championship. Sunday Results (HTML) Drake Individual Men’s Results100 Meters4. Caulin Graves, 10.31 Women’s Team Standings1. Wichita State, 226       2. Illinois State, 137  3. Southern Illinois, 107       4. Indiana State, 104  5. Northern Iowa, 90       6. Missouri State, 70  7. Drake, 38   7. Loyola (Ill.), 38      9. Bradley, 8 100-Meter Hurdles1. Mary Young, 13.14 The Bulldogs opened the day with an All-MVC performance in the women’s triple jump as Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) finished second with a leap of 40-11.75 that would stand as a school record if not wind-aided. Finally, Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) earned another All-MVC honor in his final MVC meet as he finished third in the 400-meter hurdles in 51.77. He also ran the leadoff leg of the 4×400-meter relay that finished fifth with a season-best time of 3:14.36. 2017 MVC Track & Field ChampionshipWichita, Kan. – Cessna Stadium Triple Jump2. Taryn Rolle, 40-11.75 (12.49m) Pole Vault10. Erik Olson, 14-4 (4.37m) 4×100-Meter Relay6. Crawford, Rolle, Young, Okoye, 46.49last_img read more

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Killybegs chef chow-ders down for Donegal at All-Ireland Cook-Off

first_imgKillybegs-based chef Mairead Anderson will become the latest chef from the county to fly the flag for Donegal when she heads to Kinsale this week to represent the county at the 9th All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off.The Galway native came to Donegal first in 1996 when she attended college in Killybegs and she eventually settled here with her college romance Garry, with whom she has two children, Jamie (12) and Bethany (9).Indeed Garry’s influence is to be found in Mairead’s winning entry, something she is quick to acknowledge. “Seafood chowder is Garry’s recipe. Garry was a chef for 20 years and in my opinion his chowder is exactly what seafood chowder should be – done traditionally and finely tuned over the years.”The All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off will feature professional restaurant chefs and makers of commercial chowders, each selected to represent their county, in competition for the title of All-Ireland Chowder Champion.Mairead will be travelling to the competition confident that their chowder, made to Garry’s recipe, will be well in the running.“Garry’s chowder is made using the stock of the finest fish like turbot and monk. We make a roux and it is made slowly and with a lot of love. It is made using only the finest ingredients, but Garry does add a secret ingredient that makes the chowder his own.” Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney, took the opportunity to wish Mairead and Garry – who own the Seafood Shack in Killybegs – the very best of luck in the competition, describing them as “great ambassadors for the county.”He added that the opportunity to attend the All-Ireland Chowder competition is just one of many benefits of being involved and active in the Food Coast in Donegal.“Donegal Food Coast has the role of acting as a central platform for establishing Donegal as a “food county” – a place with a vibrant food culture and food economy.There has been real momentum building across this sector and it is all about raising awareness of what we have on our county locally and what we can do with our produce. We are delighted to be in a position to assist and ensure that Donegal is represented at this prestigious national competition.”Mairead is certainly glad of the opportunity. Killybegs chef chow-ders down for Donegal at All-Ireland Cook-Off was last modified: April 2nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:chefChowderKillybegsMaiead Andersonlast_img read more

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Amazing Animals

first_img(Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The capabilities of animals large and small continue to fascinate scientists and the public.  Here are some recent findings.Elephant IQ:  National Geographic describes experiments that show elephants “think” with their noses.  Smell is an important part of their cognition and puzzle-solving ability.Dolphin speed:  How dolphins swim so fast has been a mystery called Gray’s Paradox: physics seems to demand more power than they are capable of generating.  It’s been solved, National Geographic reported: their tail flukes are powerful and flexible enough to propel them against the predicted drag.Fish light:  More fish glow in the dark than realized, Live Science reported – some 180 species of fish in 11 orders exhibit biofluorescence, some all over their bodies and even internally.  Biofluorescence is the process of absorbing light at one wavelength and emitting it at another, as opposed to bioluminescence, which is light produced through enzyme reactions.  The fish absorb the sun’s blue light and re-emit it as green, red, and orange.  It’s only visible when the blue light is filtered out.   The article (and another on Science Now) has pictures of different fluorescent fish species.  A 4-minute video explains how the researchers began their findings by accident.   “There’s a whole light show going on down there, and people never see it,” said a co-author of a paper in PLoS ONE, “The Covert World of Fish Biofluorescence – A Phylogenetically Widespread and Phenotypically Variable Phenomenon.”Bee now my vision:  Honeybees “dance the light fantastic,” PhysOrg announced.  They convert invisible polarized light into information in their “waggle dances” to direct their hivemates to food sources they’ve discovered.Spider electricity:  PhysOrg also reported findings about the static electricity in spider webs.  The static actually propels the web toward flying insects, so they get captured before they can sense the local electric field.  The static also makes spider webs efficient traps for pollutants in the air – an effect scientists are thinking of utilizing for environmental monitoring.Ladybug aeronautics:  What can fly as high as 1100 meters at 60 km per hour?  A ladybug, or ladybird beetle.  Their “extraordinary flight paths” were discovered with radar, PhysOrg reported.The world is filled with living marvels we barely understand.  What we do understand shows incredible design, all the way from the macro to the micro.  Take time to look at the animals around you and appreciate them for their feats that often exceed what man thought was possible.  Visit a zoo or aquarium, or look for tiny creatures around the yard.  Did such things originate by happenstance?  Who could ever believe such a thing?  Evolutionary theory was useless (if not absent altogether) in all these articles.  For instance, the authors of the glowing-fish paper said, “nearly nothing is known regarding the evolution or function of fluorescence in fishes.”  But while they know nothing about evolution, all of us know a lot about design, because we recognize it in our everyday experience.  If living things weren’t superbly designed, engineers wouldn’t be spending millions of dollars to reverse-engineer them.  Let’s give credit where it’s due.last_img read more

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