first_imgIn a special report on the Special Olympics team travelling to Athens in the summer, we profile our very own Oliver Boyle.Oliver Boyle from Portnoo is one of the 126 athletes who will represent Ireland at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will run from the 25th June to 4th July 2011 in Athens, Greece.Oliver will compete in 11-a-side football at the Games and is currently busy training and preparing for the Games. He has been involved with Special Olympics since 1986; however he took a break from 1993 to 2001 when he started back playing sport for Special Olympics. He is involved with the Donegal Football Special Olympics Club. Oliver enjoys making friends throughout the country, learning new things in sports and helping others to better their game, travelling around Ireland playing football and being with his team.This is not his first time to represent Ireland on the international sporting stage. He travelled to the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in China where he won gold. He won gold for Ulster basketball in 2009.Along with his team, he won division 2 twice, division 1 three times, national cup three times, shield once, FAI Cup 2008 and gold in the 2010 Special Olympics Ireland Games in Limerick.A highlight for him was competing in the 2010 Special Olympics Ireland Game final between Ulster and Munster. The game ended up going to a shoot out with the outcome being Ulster winning 4-1 after a 1-1 draw. Before joining Special Olympics again in 2001, Oliver was in the painting business and at the weekends worked as a bouncer for the Abbey Hotel in Donegal. Then one day, a friend of Oliver’s approached him to join the Donegal football team. This changed his life for the better. It got him back involved with Special Olympics again and back into training and meeting friends.He is looking forward to travelling to Athens. It will give him the opportunity to see a different country, and to meet the Greeks. He is hoping to arrive back in Ireland with a gold medal. But most of all he is looking forward to walking out along with his team to represent Ireland.His hobbies and interests include music, DVDs, travelling, Man United, Playstation, X-Box and reading. His favourite sporting hero is Eric Cantona (Man United) and Lionel Messi (Barcelona). He has many favourite songs but two in particular are “Purple Rain” by Prince and “Streets of Philadelphia” by Bruce Springsteen. His favourite actress is Megan Fox. His favourite television programmes are CSI and Shameless. His favourite films are Braveheart, Gladiator, Avatar, Rocky, The Terminator and Fast & Furious to name a few!SPECIAL PROFILE: OLIVER GETS READY FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS IN ATHENS was last modified: August 10th, 2017 by gregShare 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


Carbon Units Study Carbon Unity

first_imgLife’s dependency on carbon was so distinctive to aliens in Star Trek, they nicknamed humans “carbon units.”  With its four valences, carbon is able to form an almost infinite number of complex molecules based on chains (polymers) and geometric shapes.  But does the presence of carbon in abundance explain the appearance of life?  Evolutionists desire a unified, “bottom-up” story that derives complex life from particles exploding out of the big bang by undirected processes and natural law.  Here’s a look at stages in the grand story.Whence carbon?  Over a half century ago, flamboyant astrophysicist Fred Hoyle realized that a finely-tuned resonance state in nuclear reactions going on in the interiors of stars was responsible for carbon nucleosynthesis.  Now, according to PhysOrg, researchers at North Carolina State University have modeled the Hoyle State state from first principles and proved it correct.  Dean Lee at NC State commented, “This work is valuable because it gives us a much better idea of the kind of ‘fine-tuning’ nature has to do in order to produce carbon in stars.”Whence carbon-rich planets?  Once you have carbon, what happens to it?  Much of it remains in stars, but supernovas can blast it and other heavy elements out into molecular clouds.  As theory has it, these clouds condense and form planets (but see 05/21/2009, 06/09/2009, 08/21/2009).  Rocky planets might have abundant carbon.    Science news outlets are asking if the Kepler spacecraft has found one.  Space.com asked, “Is the Rocky Alien Planet Gliese 581d Really Habitable?”  It’s seven times bigger than earth, but appears to lie in the circumstellar habitable zone (see other habitable zone requirements in the 02/26/2011 commentary).  Beyond that, nobody knows if it has the requirements for life, and detection of life is beyond current capabilities.    Guillermo Gonzalez, astrobiologist, intelligent design advocate and co-author of The Privileged Planet (see video version on YouTube), was asked about the likelihood of life on this world on ID the Future.  He said that other factors, such as plate tectonics and the right atmosphere and temperature, will have to be evaluated.    Uncommon Descent noticed that Gonzalez, who predicted in his book that habitable planets would be rare, has been right in that prediction so far – but that didn’t win him any awards in academia.  After The Privileged Planet came out proposing that life was rare in the universe, he later lost his tenure battle at Iowa State due to the intolerance of some atheist professors for his views on intelligent design (05/22/2007 bullet 7, 11/08/2007, 12/16/2008).    An article on New Scientist agrees that worlds like ours are rare, and is worried about it.  In “No place like home: Our lonesome solar system,” Lee Billings quoted planet hunter Geoff Marcy saying, “Our system is a rarity, there’s no longer a question about that.  The only question that remains is, just how rare is it?”  (More from March in the 02/23/2011 entry).Whence carbon-based life?  Is that end of the road – a planet with carbon and other heavy elements that just sits there?  Obviously, evolutionary scientists would like to see those elements self-organize into living cells.    A story on Science Daily promised “important clues to how life originated from non-life and how modern cells came to exhibit complex behaviors.”  Unfortunately for tantalized readers, the researchers at Penn State did not bring carbon to life.  They played with toy models of cells.  They “generated simple, non-living model ‘cells’ with which they established that asymmetric division – the process by which a cell splits to become two distinct daughter cells – is possible even in the absence of complex cellular components, such as genes.”  Whatever this oversimplified model has to do with the origin of life is anyone’s guess.    One researcher claimed, “We observed that even model cells can divide in a structured way, which implies a kind of intrinsic order.”  Whether that order was intrinsic or was inserted by the investigators into the system, since they tweaked variables in their model to get the outcomes they desired, is a good follow-up question.  They modeled various carbon-based molecules such as amino acids and lipids to get their toy cells to divide without genetic control.  It was left unstated if real molecules would do such things.  Real cells divide with a host of complex machines, and require accurate copying of millions of base pairs of DNA.    They saw their work as just a piece of a puzzle: “Scientists have simulated early-Earth conditions in laboratories and have demonstrated that many amino acids – the biochemical constituents of proteins – can form through natural chemical reactions,” Christine Keating [Penn State] said.  We hope our research helps to fill in another part of the puzzle: how chemical and spatial organization may have contributed to the success of early life forms.”  Taxpayers can thank the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health for funding these imaginary scenarios.Whence life complexity?  Give evolutionists all the carbon-based molecules they want – will they get life to form and evolve?  Will the amino acids form proteins (see online book) that can evolve into complex life?  Michael Lynch and Ariel Fernandez, scientists at the University of Chicago, reported PhysOrg began with proteins, and then speculated that “Errors in protein structure sparked evolution of biological complexity.”  That’s right: complex life is the result of mistakes.  This idea was published in Nature.1  Over four billion years of evolution, plants and animals grew far more complex than their single-celled ancestors.  But a new comparison of proteins shared across species finds that complex organisms, including humans, have accumulated structural weaknesses that may have actually launched the long journey from microbe to man.This new idea is actually un-Darwinian.  In a nutshell, PhysOrg said, “random introduction of errors into proteins, rather than traditional natural selection, may have boosted the evolution of biological complexity.”  How can that be?  Is there any complex system that gets better with the introduction of random errors?  The article continued, “Flaws in the ‘packing’ of proteins that make them more unstable in water could have promoted protein interactions and intracellular teamwork, expanding the possibilities of life.”    Jason Palmer cheerfully echoed this “could have” story on the BBC News, quoting Michael Lynch [Indiana U], who added this un-Darwinian comment: “We’ve opened up the idea that the roots of complexity don’t have to reside in purely adaptational arguments.”  The team felt that new protein interactions “nudged complexity forward” with functional possibilities.  No actual possibilities were presented.  Wouldn’t many of these actions be deleterious?  Don’t proteins denature into sticky, shapeless masses unless they fold correctly?  To solve this problem, they had another could-have story up their sleeves: “The authors suggest then that other adaptations occur that ‘undo’ the deleterious effects of the sticky proteins.”    Co-author Fernandez applied the tinkerer metaphor to their idea while tossing a useful line to intelligent design advocates: personification.)    Palmer’s BBC story included a curious quote by Ford Doolittle [Dalhousie University] about this “new evolutionary pathway that didn’t exist before.”  Doolittle commented about what he perceived as useless complexity in real life: “Darwinists are a little bit like the pre-Darwinists before them, who would have marveled at the perfection of God’s creation.”  Doolittle disagrees with Lynch about the repair of deleterious proteins; instead, he imagines cells with “presuppression” mechanisms that would protect them from mistakes.  “But we both agree that much of complexity does not have an adaptive explanation.”  They also agree that it does not have a design explanation, but that goes without saying; their idea presents a random explanation: stuff happens.That’s a new label for creationists: “pre-Darwinists”.  Will they like it?1.  Ariel Fernandez and Michael Lynch, “Non-adaptive origins of interactome complexity,” Nature published online 18 May 2011, doi:10.1038/nature09992.Help your local pre-creationist friend at the university become a full-fledged one.  Give him or her the following books:Nonsense of a High Order: The Confused and Illusory World of the Atheist by Moshe Averick.  Chapter 3 gives a good summary of the hopelessness of evolutionary theories on the origin of life, with ample quotes from leading evolutionists and origin-of-life researchers themselves.Signature in the Cell by Stephen C. Meyer.Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome by Dr. John C. Sanford.  Fascinating and convincing evidence (from a geneticist) on why mutations will never, ever lead to increased fitness—in fact, the human genome is disintegrating due to mutations.The Nature of Nature by numerous authors on both sides of the design question.The Programming of Life by Don Johnson.Browse the catalog for additional resources. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


SA, Vietnam sign pact to save rhino

first_img10 December 2012 South Africa and Vietnam have signed a landmark agreement that could turn the tide on the scourge of rhino poaching that has seen over 600 rhinos slaughtered in South Africa this year. The release last month of the official rhino poaching figures for South Africa had environmentalists questioning whether authorities were winning the war against the crime. As of this week, a staggering 607 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year – 364 of these in the Kruger National Park. But as SAnews reports from the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, the memorandum of understanding signed on Monday by South Africa’s Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa and her Vietnamese counterpart, Cao Duc Phat, signals the widest-ranging step yet taken to pull the plug on the illegal rhino horn trade.Illegal horn trade centres on Vietnam According to the World Wildlife Fund, more than 75% of the world’s rhino population is found in South Africa. And while the illegal horn trade reportedly once revolved around markets in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Yemen, it now centres on Vietnam – premised on the superstitious belief, widespread through Asia, that rhino horn improves sexual performance and can help cure various diseases, including cancer. The agreement sealed on Monday lists seven areas of cooperation in biodiversity, and is not only limited to the issue of rhino poaching. But judging by the media interest the poaching crisis has generated, the fight to save the rhino will be central to the agreement.Active intervention by authorities South Africa wants Vietnamese government officials at the highest level to commit to the fight by imposing strict punishments for poachers and traders. “Having signed this memorandum of understanding with Vietnam today, we hope that the two countries will be able to tighten the regulatory framework so that any potential transit that can happen or could happen is actually curbed,” Molewa said. She stressed the importance of authorities from both countries actually getting involved to curb the illegal trade. “We want to ensure that we will really work hard to see to it that all the regulations governing hunting, and rhino in particular, are adhered to … Poaching is quite a serious issue in South Africa, so we really think that we need to work together, and we are happy that the authorities in Vietnam have actually agreed to sign this memorandum of understanding.” The minister revealed in an interview that talks with scientists were planned to get their views on the medical benefits of the rhino horn, with controlled harvesting of the horn a possible future step.No ban on legal hunting Molewa said her ministry would continue to allow legal hunting, and that there was no ban being imposed on Vietnamese game hunters. Figures in possession of SAnews show that in 2009, South Africa granted 85 hunting permits to Vietnamese nationals. The number rose to 91 in 2011 before a sudden decline to just eight permits this year. Molewa said this decline was due to processes that were put in place to ensure that there was control over rhino horns were entering Asia. “This memorandum we are signing here is one of those processes. There is absolutely no ban being imposed on [legal hunters from] Vietnam,” she said. The government hopes that recent amendments to the Biodiversity Act will help manage the hunting industry, which contributes about R2.3-billion to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) while creating hundreds of jobs in rural areas. The amendments make it illegal for people to hunt without the supervision of a conservation officer. “Any hunting that does not abide by this regulation is deemed illegal. We realised that there were gaps in the law, and we have closed those gaps,” Molewa said.Vietnam ‘committed to curbing illegal trade’ Vietnamese government officials on Monday came out in full condemnation of poaching. To demonstrate its commitment to curbing illegal rhino killings, Minister Cao Duc Phat said the Vietnamese government had increased its resources to security agencies fighting the crime. Cao Duc Phat said claims that Vietnam had been soft on poachers were unfair and unfounded. “So far, Vietnam has made strong commitments to tackle the illegal use of rhino horns, and we will increase our commitment,” he said. “With the signing of the memorandum, the two sides will sit together and draw a very detailed plan to address this problem.” Of the widespread belief that rhino horn can cure and prevent cancer, Cao Duc Phat said: “I would like to repeat, that information is not official and not correct. We have directed scientific authorities to conduct some research on whether or not rhino horn can cure cancer. So there is not an official announcement in that regard.” Hacong Tuan, the deputy minister of agriculture and rural development, even hinted at the possibility of banning the import of rhino horn hunting trophies. He admitted though that there could be many rhino horns entering the country without the knowledge of the authorities, adding that it was not an easy matter to combat smuggling. “It’s never easy… we believe the signing today should serve as our commitment to address all the violation issues.” Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more


The 2016 Ohio Dairy Challenge

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2016 Ohio Dairy Challenge was held Oct. 21 and 22 and was sponsored by Cargill Animal Nutrition, Elanco, Purina Animal Nutrition, Renaissance Nutrition, Sexing Technologies, and VitaPlus. Dairy Challenge provides the opportunity for students at Ohio State University to experience the process of evaluating management practices on a dairy farm and to interact with representatives in the dairy industry.The program is held in a contest format for undergraduate students whereby they are grouped into teams of three to four individuals. Veterinary and graduate students are invited to attend the farm visit and participate in a meeting later in the evening with the contest judges to discuss observations on the farm. The farm selected for the contest this year was the Three Flags Dairy in Forest owned by Geert and Wiesje Kruiter. The Kruiter family started milking at the facility in 2010, and there are about 715 cows in the operation. Cows are milked 3 times-a-day in a double 16 herringbone parlor. The forages grown on the farm include alfalfa and grass silages, corn silage, and small grain silage.There were 69 undergraduate students (19 teams) and 16 graduate and veterinary students that participated. The undergraduate teams this year were again divided into novice and experienced divisions for judging purposes.The contest started by the students and the judges spending about two hours at the farm on Friday afternoon, interviewing the owner and examining the specific areas of the dairy facility. During Friday evening, the undergraduate teams spent about four hours reviewing their notes and farm records to provide a summary of the strengths and opportunities for the operation in the format of a MS PowerPoint presentation that had to be turned in on Friday evening.On Saturday, the undergraduate students then had 20 minutes to present their results and 10 minutes for questions from the judges. The judges for the novice division were: Allan Chestnut (Cargill/Provimi), Bob Hostetler (Renaissance Nutrition), Dr. Andrew Kniesly (VitaPlus), and Michelle Lahmers (Cargill Animal Nutrition). The judges for the experienced division were: Ryan Aberle (Cargill Animal Nutrition), Dr. Mark Armfelt (Elanco), Laura Homan (Cargill Animal Nutrition), Dr. Dwight Roseler (Purina Animal Nutrition), and Dr. Maurice Eastridge (Professor, Department of Animal Sciences). Dr. Shaun Wellert with ATI also assisted with the program.The 2016 Ohio Dairy Challenge First Place Team, Experienced Division (left to right): Jacob Triplett, Brittany Webb, Bryanna Justice, and Angie Evers.The awards banquet was held on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Fawcett Center on the OSU Columbus campus. The top two teams in the novice division were: Sarah Hartzler, Allison Mangun, and John Paulin; Hannah Donley, Lydia Flores, Ella Jackson, and Kate Sherman. The top team in the experienced division was: Angie Evers, Brianna Justice, Jacob Triplett, and Brittany Webb. Students will be selected to represent Ohio at the 2016 National Contest and to participate in the Dairy Challenge Academy to be held in Visalia, Calif. from March 30 to April 1, 2017.Students from ATI participated in the Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge held Nov. 3 to 5, 2016 in Glen Falls, New York and students from main campus will be participating in the Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge hosted by University of Wisconsin-Madison Feb. 8 to 10, 2017. The coach for the Dairy Challenge program at ATI is Shaun Wellert and Maurice Eastridge is the coach for the Columbus campus.last_img read more


4-Hers tackle Tractor Day

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Reese Years ago, we were just finishing the last windrow of rich alfalfa hay. The remainder of the field only amounted to about half a wagonload. Despite the small amount of hay, we were scrambling to get done because, even though the weather forecast for the day said there was no chance of rain, black storm clouds were racing towards us from the western horizon.As I pulled the last couple small square bales from the chute, the first fat, wet raindrops pelted me in the face. We were done with the hay, but we still had to get the half load in the barn or hay-baling timeliness would be in vain.Most of the crew left to move the equipment to another field and I was left with an old tractor, a half load of hay, two young workers, and the task of backing that four-wheeled hay wagon in the barn before the skies really opened up. The rain was starting to pick up by the time I backed that hay wagon up a small incline to the doors of the barn that combined to open up just a fuzz wider than the hay wagon. I tried once, twice to back it in, stopping just short of crunching the barn door both times. The rains continued to pick up with the blackest of the storm clouds almost on top of us. I looked up at the grim sky and yelled, “Unhook it boys, I think we can just push it in.”It started pouring seconds after we had pushed the half full hay wagon safely into the barn. It was a great success story for the hay, but a miserable failure of my four-wheeled wagon tractor backing skills.It seems I should have spent more of my youth pursuing the chance to compete at the Ohio State Fair Tractor Day. 4-H members have to qualify for the competition at the county level. This year the Ohio State Fair Tractor Day was held on Aug. 3 and Ty Higgins caught up with Dewey Mann, assistant superintendent of the competition.“We’ve got 106 participants that have qualified at the county level to participate here at the State Fair event,” said Mann, who is with the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering The Ohio State University. “There are 60,000 4-H youth in Ohio, and with 100 students here you are already in the top two tenths of a percent of those 4-Hers. Out of this elite group of 106, we give out one clock trophy in each of the three classes and we also recognize the top 20% with Outstanding of the Day. I remind the participants that if they don’t quite make it into that top 20%, 80% at State Fair is still a pretty good honor to be here.”Unlike most State Fair 4-H events, the competition is not held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. Because of the space required and the challenging logistics of transporting equipment to Columbus, the event is held at JD Equipment in London.“A lot of this is about space and convenience. We’re very thankful to JD Equipment for hosting us,” Mann said. “We have access to tractors, and nice shiny tractors at that. They are all green and these young people get a chance to drive everything. The 8-year-olds to 11-year-olds drive an X350 lawnmower all the way up to the older students driving a 5000 E with a clutch and standard transmission. It starts out pretty basic with our younger age division. There is no trailer or deck on the mower. They are going to drive through an alley forward and backwards. I tell the parents that it is driver’s ed. for 8-year-olds. It is a great opportunity for young people to get some driving experience out here.”The older competitors in the J2 Division use a 4000 Series John Deere Hydrostat (with no clutch). They drive a two-wheeled wagon through an obstacle course of PVC barrels filled with concrete and 1-inch PVC stakes. The oldest competitors have to drive a tractor with a clutch and do an obstacle course with a four-wheeled wagon (I know first hand this is no easy task).“A lot of it has to do with getting infractions for hitting a marker and how close you are when you are backing in and out of sheds and alleys,” Mann said. “It is about getting experience and getting them connected to things that we are passionate about in production agriculture.”The top finishers at the event were 11-year-old Eric Macklin from Allen County, 13-year-old Austin Otte from Mercer County, and 16-year-old Thomas Gress from Wayne County. Congratulations to these outstanding young people who can undoubtedly back a four-wheeled wagon better than certain, unnamed editors.It is a real privilege and great honor to get to work with the incredible young people who work so hard with their 4-H and FFA livestock projects. But, those young people are certainly not the only ones worthy of highlighting at the Ohio State Fair. Ohio 4-H currently offers 140 non-livestock projects that allow participants to compete at the county level and the top tier of those competitors can compete at the Ohio State Fair. Highlighting some of those deserving students is important too.Thanks to so many volunteers for taking your time to work with and highlight these very talented young people and for helping 4-H to shine bright even outside of the livestock show ring.last_img read more


How Are You Different?

first_imgIf you are a salesperson, your prospective clients are going to ask you what makes you different. You absolutely must have a thoughtful, compelling answer.If you are a sales leader, you need to prepare your team to answer this question. It isn’t the salesperson’s duty to define your differentiation strategy.Here are some ideas about differentiating your offering:There isn’t one thing. Say so. There likely isn’t one thing that differentiates you from  your competitors in a meaningful way. How you are different in a way that makes a difference for your clients is more complicated than that. You start your answer to the question of what makes you different with a statement that sounds like, “There isn’t one thing that makes us different. It’s four things combined that allows us to produce the results we produce and makes us different than other companies in our space.”Share your values. If you are a values-based organization, that is the place to start. If what you do serves some greater mission, those underlying values will speak volumes to your dream clients. It’s easy for people to connect to the things that you care about when they are the things that they care about. Too many people fear going to values, but there isn’t anything more meaningful or powerful.What you do differently. Even though you and your competitors both work in the same space, you don’t do things exactly the same way. Your processes are different. The things that you think are most important to producing results are different from the things that they believe to be most important. You know the things you do differently. Make a list of your processes that are different from your competitors. Then move on to “why?”Why you do things differently. It isn’t enough to list out all the things that you do differently and how your processes are unique. You have to explain how your different processes and systems produce better results. How does what you do eliminate the common problems and challenges that cause me to change suppliers in your space? How do these different processes make things better for your clients?Tell stories. Your values are different. Your processes are different. Your results are different. But the way to roll those up and make them meaningful to your clients is to tell the stories. Tell the stories that helped you define what is important to your organization. Tell the stories about why you changed your processes and how those changes are making a difference for your clients. This gives your differentiation strategy meaning.If you tell your dream client what makes you different is your people, you’ve likely just reminded them of exactly how alike you are, seeing as how that’s the answer she’s gotten from most of your competitors when she asked them.Do the work to define what makes you different in a way that allows you to effectively answer this question.last_img read more


Deja vu as Horn pulls off a Bradley on Pacquiao

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trainer Atlas blasts Horn’s UD win: You’re not supposed to get it for trying hard Five years ago, Pacquiao suffered a highly-disputed defeat to Bradley by split decision despite out-boxing the American throughout the bout.READ: NBA players, US celebrities upset over Horn win, say PacquiaoFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAgainst Bradley, the CompuBox, which records the number of punches thrown and landed by both boxers, depicted that Pacquiao landed 253 total punches as compared to the American’s 159. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:06Manny Pacquiao trains in LA for last time before Keith Thurman fight01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Against Horn, Pacquiao also out-landed his foe, 182 to 92, despite the Aussie throwing 52 more punches.Pacquiao thew 573 punches in total, 32% of which hit Horn. The Filipino ring legend also landed 123 power shots as compared to Horn’s 73.READ: Horn stuns Pacquiao for unanimous decision winAll three judges scored in favor of the hometown bet, 117-111, 115-113, 115-113, to the delight of the packed Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.Bradley, who is now a boxing commentator, is actually in attendance, calling the fight alongside his trainer Teddy Atlas, who couldn’t hide dismay over the unanimous decision win.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend What ‘missteps’? Horn answers questions about his victory over Pacquiao8.2K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Manny Pacquiao’s shocking loss to Jeff Horn on Sunday in Brisbane, Australia was deja vu.Pacquiao dropped a unanimous decision and yielded his WBO welterweight title to Horn in controversial fashion that brought back memories of the Filipino ring icon’s stunning setback at the hands of Timothy Bradley in 2012.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


London Olympics 2012: Boxer Manoj Kumar loses in pre-quarterfinals

first_imgIndia’s boxer Manoj Kumar bowed out of the London Olympics after losing to Great Britain’s Thomas Stalker in the men’s light welterweight  (64kg) category on Saturday.The boxer from Great Britain got off to a great start using his height to his advantage and Manoj had to face a flurry of jabs from his opponent. As a result the Indian pugilist lost the first round 7-4.In the second round Stalker continued the onslaught and registered an easy 9-5 win.With the odds heavily stacked against Manoj, the Indian fought valiantly in the final round and ended up winning it 7-4.But eventually it was Stalker who moved ahead into the quarter-finals as he had won the first to round rather convincingly.Stalker will now play Colin Richarno or Munk-Erdene Uranchimeg in the next round.last_img read more


Wizards Mystify The Nets, 114-77

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards coasted through the first two months of the season. Through their initial 30 games, they were 22-8. Entering the Feb. 7 game, they were 9-12 since then.Needing to break a five-game losing streak, their longest since the end of the 2012-13 season, Washington led from start to finish and ended the skid with its biggest win of the season.The Wizards’ 114-77 victory was convincing. They led by 30 by the end of the third quarter — and by then the starters were all watching.“I didn’t care how much our starters got rest. We needed a win,” Washington coach Randy Wittman said.“It’s not so much you’re in a rut and not playing the way that we’re capable of. That’s going to happen. It’s reacting and how you get out of it. Throughout a couple of games in this stretch, we were kind of hoping we’d go out and win a game. We need to win a game instead of going out and taking it and being aggressive.”All 13 Wizards scored. John Wall had 17 points, Rasual Butler added 15 and Washington scored 64 points in the paint.The Wizards played without starting guard Bradley Beal, who sat out with an injured right big toe. It didn’t matter.Wittman encouraged his team to be aggressive, and they listened, especially Otto Porter, who started in Beal’s place.“Everybody was being aggressive in the right spot at the right time and playing for each other,” Porter said.The Nets, who had won three straight, were led by Brook Lopez with 19.“I sensed in the locker room before the game that we didn’t have energy and carried over into the start of the game,” Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins said.Washington forced the Nets to call a timeout less than 2 1/2 minutes into the game. The Wizards led by 12 points 5 minutes into the game and by 20 at halftime.Marcin Gortat, who had a rough time during the losing streak was a true presence in the early going.“I was that physical guy, but I was the decoy today. I had four early fouls. It was fun. I had the best tickets in the building,” Gortat said.last_img read more

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