Johnson powers Rain or Shine past Alaska in OT

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Campbell extinguished the Aces’ chances late with a turnover off an inbound pass that led to Johnson game-sealing two freethrows.Raymond Almazan also had 11 points and two rebounds, while James Yap got 10 for Rain or Shine, which survived a 40-point, 20-rebound performance from Campbell.Calvin Abueva got 19 points, nine boards, four steals, and three dimes for the Aces in the loss, while Vic Manuel got 12.The Scores:RAIN OR SHINE 109 — Johnson 32, Tiu 18, Ahanmisi 11, Almazan 11, Yap 10, Belga 9, Daquioag 6, Ponferrada 5, Norwood 4, Casiño 3, Washington 0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRain or Shine survived a tough Alaska side, 109-103, in overtime for its first win in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Reggie Johnson pumped in 32 points and 22 rebounds, while Chris Tiu shot 4-of-7 from thres to collect 18 points, six assists, and three rebounds for the Elasto Painters.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames WNBA great Taurasi adapting to being a parent on the fly ALASKA 103 — Campbell 40, Abueva 19, Manuel 12, Casio 8, Thoss 8, Racal 7, Banchero 3, Baclao 2, Enciso 2, Teng 2, Exciminiano 0.Quarters: 23-16, 45-39, 69-61, 94-94, 109-103.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Maverick Ahanmisi almost bagged the win in regulation with a layup with 2.9 ticks left in fourth to make it a three-point lead, 94-91, but Chris Banchero banked in a desperation three to force overtime.“I got mad at them. It was already a won game. But then again, we can’t fault the players. We’re OK, but we’re not OK because we’re not getting the rebounds,” lamented coach Caloy Garcia of the wild finish.FEATURED 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 crownDeja vu struck Rain or Shine in extra period when it held a 105-103 lead in the final 18.7 seconds as Ahanmisi failed to deliver the final blows when he missed his foul shots.But the Fil-Am guard made up for the miscue with a steal on Antonio Campbell that led to a layup to extend the lead to four, 107-103 with 2.9 seconds left, and those proved to be the biggest of his 11 points and four rebounds for the night. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View commentslast_img read more

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Jon Bricks, Zheng Zheng Thrill Fans with Colloqua, Chinese Blend

first_imgLiberian international Hip-Co rapper, Jon Bricks and chinese superstar Zheng Zheng left fans thrilled at the end of the first night of the duo’s three-day “Diva Dream Alive” concert series in Liberia for his new album, accented by the perfect chemistry in their performance. As Jon Bricks was called on stage the fans shouted, “give to us Zama classic. We deserved it, we want nothing less them the performance promised.” Just as the audience requested, Jon Bricks did not only rock the stage well but his stage performance was epic as well. But the show drew more excitement when Bricks started to perform sone of his older hits from years back, featuring Liberian star Alonzo, including ‘Awoo na wa’. “Today we all are celebrating my ten years in the music arena together and I must admit that is nice being associated with great people like you,” Jon Bricks told his fans. When Chinese superstar Zheng Zheng came on stage, the audience went wild. It was difficult for anyone to even remain in their position without shaking their body. It was not only the chemistry between the two that made their performance great, but the blend of Liberian colloqua and Chinese language was the exraditonary moment that stole the night. Zheng Zheng opened his performances with an electric guitar and joined Jon Bricks to perform ‘Off and On’ Remix as well as ‘I’m Still Hip-Co.’ Taking a break during his set, Zheng Zheng told LIB Life said through an interpreter “It is pleasure for me to interact with so many fantastic fans for the first time. I feel great coming to Liberia, most especially to celebrate with my brother and friend Jon Bricks. I’m honored cause this is my first trip to Africa. I think Liberia is a beautiful and peaceful place, I do see a lot of love from the fans on social media, I think they are good people.” The show was a full house event and allowed fans to get autographs, take photos on the red carpet with the two stars and get some fabolous prizes. “This was the first time he ever performed these songs live in Liberia following his China tour,” his local manager said, adding that the reaction from fans was just what you would expect. Liberia’s only DJ Nelly, whose mixes currently are played on on international Be100! Radio online, was the one that rocked the whole night. Day 2 of the Diva Dream Alive concert series is at Royal Plus International in Paynesville on Saturday, February 13; admission is US$5. Day 3 will go down at Bernard’s beach on February 14, Valentine’s Day; admission is L$300. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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2 arrested following high-speed chase

first_imgA high-speed chase between Police and a car bearing a fake number plate led to the apprehension of two men, one of whom was armed with an unlicensed gun.Reports are that around 13:00h on Monday in the vicinity the Railway Embankment at Industry, East Coast Demerara, the Police, acting on information tactfully approached the motorcar.The driver of the car upon realising that the ranks were approaching sped off the scene.However, the Police gave chase and after a period of hot pursuit, the vehicle was intercepted.One of the two males, who exited the car brandishing a handgun, quickly removed a ‘paste-on number plate’ from the vehicle and ran into an empty plot of land.According to the Police, the driver was promptly detained and so was his accomplice who was found hiding in a clump of bushes.The unlicensed pistol with nine live rounds he was trying to hide were retrieved. Also, a mask was found nearby. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

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INITIAL TESTS SUGGEST THERE REALLY COULD BE GOLD IN DONEGAL HILLS

first_imgThere really could be gold in the hills of Donegal after all!There could be plenty of gold in the hills of Inishowen.Irish exploration company Connemara Mining has identified a target area for more detailed investigations after finding material with gold values in Inishowen.The firm said that it has finished the first phase of prospecting on its newly acquired Inishowen block. The company said that quartz vein material with gold values in excess of 15 grams per tonne have been traced to a possible nearby source area.Follow up work will now include a soil sampling programme to further refine the target and will be followed by an initial trenching programme and a later drilling programme, if justified.Chairman John Teeling said: “This is an exciting time for Connemara, and Irish minerals exploration. The Ulster gold play was unlocked with previous discoveries in Tyrone and Monaghan.“We believe that this geology extends from Donegal into central Scotland. It is early days but initial results seem to confirm our working model.” INITIAL TESTS SUGGEST THERE REALLY COULD BE GOLD IN DONEGAL HILLS was last modified: June 26th, 2015 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:Coneemara MiningdonegalGoldInishowenlast_img read more

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RACKHOUSE PILFER SET TO ROCK VOODOO VINTAGE TONIGHT

first_imgA fiery exciting six-piece Sligo band who have been getting rave reviews with their rootsy blend of Americana, Irish and country, Rackhouse Pilfer racked up the miles and are joining us in Vintage tonight..They sold out gigs around the country and performed with the biggest names in the music industry including Imelda May and Tom Jones.The Arty Country Band had the privilege of showcasing their musical talents by performing their most recent single “Bright Lights” in the closing of RTE’S The Ray D’Arcy Show last week. They were named Live Band of the Year by Hot Press and Jagermeister. They also recorded in Nashville and took on their first headlining nationwide tour of Ireland, where they even got to perform for President Michael D. Higgins in the gardens of Aras An Uachtarain.One of the many highlights of the last 18 months is playing two of the biggest Bluegrass festivals in Europe, including the La Roche Bluegrass Festival in France, where they performed just last week.Don’t miss this band’s fantastic harmonies and amazing musicality in the glamorous surrounding of Voodoo Vintage tonight January 9th at 10.30pm..To reserve your table PM Voodoo Venue Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/VOOD00venueletterkennyOR Email: emermcglynn@hotmail.com RACKHOUSE PILFER SET TO ROCK VOODOO VINTAGE TONIGHT was last modified: January 9th, 2016 by John2Share 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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Radisson Blu Letterkenny to host Customer Appreciation Night

first_imgThe family owned 4* Radisson Blu Letterkenny is set to launch a new dynamic space called ‘Poet’s Corner’ this coming August 25th. The modern venue will be an ideal location for all occasions including family fuctions, parties & intimate wedding parties.Proud recipients of an AA Rosette in Culinary Excellence, Poet’s Corner will offer a delicious dishes with quality food, service & value that will suit all. All are invited to attend the the Customer Appreciation Night this August 25th at 8pm where you will have the opportunity to sample minature culinary delights & see what this vibrant space has to offer.You can join the Facebook event here!For more information contact the hotel on +353749194444 or email info.letterkenny@radissonblu.com Radisson Blu Letterkenny to host Customer Appreciation Night was last modified: August 12th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:appreciation nighthotelRadisson blu Letterkennylast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: NAOMH MHUIRE CLUB NOTES

first_imgNaomh MhuirePlease note that the Club AGM takes place this Friday the 14th of December at 7pm in the club house. This is your chance to get involved and have your say in the direction of the club. All existing club members and new members welcome.Peil na mBan under age presentations took place on Friday 7th last in the Club house. Certificates were presented to u12 and u13 girls who played in the u12 blitzs and u13 league and to the girls who took part in the u12 and u13 Donegal Development Camps. Individual awards were; u14 Most Improved Player; Kathlyn McGarvey. u14 Player of the year: Sarah Sweeney. u16 Most Improved Player; Nicole Boyle. u16 player of the year; Aoife McGarvey. Minor Players of Year; Erika Hanna & Jade O’Donnell. Courses Database – The club would like to put together a database of courses attended by club members over the last number of years. Have you attended a coaching course or maybe a child protection course? Please check out the Bord na nOg facebook page or visit our website.Peil na mBan annual 5k shore challenge takes place on Boxing day again this year. A family day for all to come along. Everybody welcome including parents, children, club members, non club members, etc. Fun and craic is the order of the day as you take in the scenic coastal route with warm refreshments afterwards in the club house.We now have O’Neill 22″ kit bags for sale priced at €28. Test O863189931 to order. Leave your name and number and someone will contact you.Lotto details for week 5th December. Jackpot 860 euro. No jackpot winner. There were five match 3 winners: Marie Gallagher – Carraic Fhionn, Dom Gallagher – Mullachderg, Bernie Boyle – Mullachdubh, Daniel Gallagher – Loch an Iuir agus Hugh Sharkey – Coilcheim. Numbers were 2-12-18-23. Next 100 CLUB DRAW will take place on 27th DEC. So sellers get the subs in on time to the coordinator. Check out details on www.naomhmhuire.ie. GAA NEWS: NAOMH MHUIRE CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 11th, 2012 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:Naomh Mhuire Club noteslast_img read more

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When is the Champions League group stage draw, and how can I follow it?

first_img highlights Getty 1 smart causal Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur supporters are eagerly awaiting their Champions League fate.The 2018/19 competition is ready to start in earnest, with the draw set to sort the 32 teams into their groups. Holders Real Madrid go into Pot 1 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more FOOTBALL LATEST Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener impact When is the Champions League group stage draw?This year’s group stage draw takes place on Thursday, August 30.Live from the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, things get under way at 5pm.The 32 teams will be split into four pots, with a team picked from each in turn.This will create eight groups, consisting of a team from each seeded pot.Manchester City are in Pot 1, Spurs and Manchester United in Pot 2, with Liverpool in Pot 3.Is it on talkSPORT?We will be covering the big draw right here on talkSPORT2 from 4pm.Tune in using your DAB radio or our online player.How can I watch it?The draw will be streamed live on Uefa’s official website.To watch on TV, head to BT Sport 2 where coverage will start at 4.30pm. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings gameday Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade silverware Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Who is in the draw?Pot 1Real Madrid (holders)Atletico Madrid (UEFA Europa League winners)BarcelonaBayern MunichManchester CityJuventusParis Saint-GermainLokomotiv MoscowPot 2Borussia DortmundPortoManchester UnitedShakhtar DonetskNapoliTottenham HotspurRomaPot 3LiverpoolSchalkeLyonMonacoAjaxCSKA MoscowPSV EindhovenValenciaPot 4Viktoria PlzenClub BruggeGalatasarayYoung BoysInter MilanHoffenheimAEK AthenHoffenheimCrvena zvezdaAEK Athenslast_img read more

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Murphy leads Eureka girls past Del Oro

first_imgKaylee Murphy scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Loggers to a 62-54 NorCals quarterfinal win over visiting Del Oro Saturday night. “Murphy set the standard for us tonight,” Eureka head coach Clifford Napoleon said. “She played like she didn’t want to go home. She had a look on her face that told the whole team to get on her back.” No. 2 seed Eureka (26-6) initially struggled to score against No. 10 Del Oro (21-11) and trailed for the majority of the first half. The Loggers defense kept …last_img read more

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Canyons on Earth, Mars Reinterpreted as Flood-Caused

first_img(Visited 30 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Catastrophic floods formed canyons long thought to have been formed by slow, gradual processes.On EarthThe Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on Earth today, but it was the scene of catastrophic floods in the past.  A new paper in Icarus (the leading solar system journal) takes a look at amphitheater-headed canyons in the Chilean desert.  Previously, they were explained by sapping, the failure of cliffs due to springs.  Finding a flood model more appropriate, the geologists extend their finding to the planet Mars:Understanding planetary landforms, including the theater-headed valleys (box canyons) of Mars, usually depends on interpreting geological processes from remote-sensing data without ground-based corroboration. Here we investigate the origin and development of two Mars-analog theater-headed valleys in the hyperarid Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Previous workers attributed these valleys to groundwater sapping based on remote imaging, topography, and publications on the local geology. We evaluate groundwater sapping and alternative hypotheses using field observations of characteristic features, strength measurements of strata exposed in headscarps, and estimates of ephemeral flood discharges within the valleys… Flood discharge estimates of cubic meters to tens of cubic meters per second, derived using the Manning equation, are consistent with the size of transported clasts and show that the ephemeral streams are geomorphically effective, even in the modern hyperarid climate. We interpret that headscarp retreat in the Quebrada de Quisma is due to ephemeral flood erosion of weak Miocene epiclastic strata beneath a strong welded tuff, with erosion of the tuff facilitated by vertical jointing.On MarsA separate paper in Icarus re-evaluated “some of the largest channels in the Solar System” that have been the subject of intense interest since the 1970s.  Some of the narrow canyons in the southern circum-Chryse area have landforms in the 10-meter to 100-meter (football field size) range.  Previous studies proposed catastrophic floods, lava flows, debris flows and even glaciers.  Dates assumed for the canyons were in the 3-billion-year range.  The new study not only weighs in favor of catastrophic floods, but re-dates them far more recent:These terrains include landforms consistent in shape, dimension and overall assemblage to those produced by catastrophic floods, and at one location, to glacial morphologies. Impact crater statistics for four of these surfaces, located within upstream, midstream and downstream outflow channel surfaces, yield an age estimate of ∼600 myr. This suggests that the southern circum-Chryse outflow channels were locally resurfaced by some of the most recent catastrophic floods on the planet, and that these floods coexisted within regional glacier environments as recently as during the Middle Amazonian.We’ve noted in previous entries that crater-count dating is notoriously unreliable (3/02/14, 5/22/12, 4/03/11, etc.).  Still, this re-evaluation forces geologists to consider a date that is one fifth of the previously assumed date.  For more on floods as a cause of canyons, see 5/03/14, 12/19/13 and 5/23/08.Dating a Martian (Surface)Sun: There are other indications Mars cannot be even as old as 600 million years.  For one, Mars is subjected to coronal mass ejections without the protection of a global magnetic field.  PhysOrg discussed how the sun could have eroded the Martian atmosphere over hundreds of millions of years — far less than the billions assumed — yet a thicker atmosphere is necessary to account for surface water capable of causing the catastrophic flooding that the scientists proposed for the canyons at Chryse.  A video animation in the article shows a hypothetical watery Martian landscape drying out into the windy desert we see today, as its atmosphere depletes under a merciless sun.Wind: Another article on PhysOrg discusses the sandblasting effect of constant wind.  “Winds on Mars can be strong and can reach hurricane speed (more than 120 kilometres per hour or 75 miles per hour),” said Francois Ayoub of Caltech.  He added that at the study site (a 15-square mile area at Nil Patera, observed for one Martian year), such winds were a daily occurrence.  “High winds are a near-daily force on the surface of Mars, carving out a landscape of shifting dunes and posing a challenge to exploration,” the article begins.  This was a surprise:But data about the strength, frequency and origin of winds has been sketchy, and many specialists had expected that gusts strong enough to move sand would be rare on a planet with such a thin atmosphere.“We observed that martian sand dunes are currently migrating and that their migration speed varies with the season, which is at odds with the common view of a static martian landscape and very rare sand-moving winds,” study co-author Francois Ayoub of the California Institute of Technology’s planetary sciences division told AFP.The study shows that even in today’s thin Martian atmosphere (about 1% the density of Earth’s), the winds are strong enough to form and move the large sand dunes seen at many locations on Mars.  Wouldn’t billions of years of wind have eroded every landform, including the canyons and volcanoes, into small particles, long before now?  In 2/03/11, we quoted a leading Mars geologist wondering about this: “There’s a good question why Mars isn’t a billiard-ball planet covered by a kilometer of dust,” Phil Christensen said.  To keep Mars old, he proposed an ad hoc speculation that dust formation only occurs in cycles 2% of the time.These questions never seem to faze the astrobiologists.  NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine tried recently to revive interest in possible indications of life in Martian meteorites, just like one dubbed ALH 84001 did when featured at a famous 1996 press conference that gave birth to the new “science” of astrobiology — still looking for pertinent subject matter to scientifically study.Who is surprised?  It’s always the secular geologists and planetary scientists.  Why are they surprised?  Because they are moyboys, wedded to belief in millions and billions of years.  Do you see any actual, empirical, observation, scientific facts in these stories that would lead one to believe in such unfathomably long periods of time?  No?  Do you, instead, see more evidence for quick-acting processes over short periods of time?  Yes?  As you read this, are you sitting within the atmosphere of a beautifully-designed planet filled with life?  Does it look anything like Mars or Venus?  Why do you think that is?  Do you feel that science should follow the evidence where it leads?last_img read more

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