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Saints and Sinners: the weekend’s talking points

first_imgEvans’ mistake came after he fielded a kick from Zebre scrum-half Brendon Leonard – it could have been a drop-goal attempt but turned into a grubber kick! Evans had plenty of time to clear his lines but Bernabo was up more quickly than he thought.Happily for Evans and Humphreys, their mistakes didn’t cost their teams the match as the Scarlets won 28-13 and Ulster triumphed 23-6. Prop-goal falls shortWales prop Adam Jones gave himself and everyone at Cardiff Arms Park a giggle on Saturday evening when he attempted a drop-goal for the Blues against Munster in the Guinness Pro12.The scores were tied at 21-21 inside the last ten minutes, the referee was playing a penalty advantage for the Blues and Jones, of all people, dropped back into the pocket to have a pop at the posts.He probably fancied his chances as he had been a goal-kicking hooker during his teens. Sadly, his attempt fell short but Jones had a little chuckle as Gareth Davies kicked the penalty for Cardiff, only to see Munster snatch a win at the death.Cheeky shot: Adam Jones had a go at a drop-goal for the BluesGolden OldingLike a hot knife through butter, Stuart Olding sliced through the Dragons’ line to score a magnificent try for Ulster in the Pro12. It was the first of a brace of tries for the full-back and showcased his ability to pick the right line and leave everyone standing.The second try was a more straightforward run-in from close range and it was set up by a magical piece of work from inside centre Stuart McCloskey, who tipped the ball over an opponent so Olding could latch onto it out wide. Entertaining stuff.Ospreys in the huntThe Ospreys made it seven wins out of seven in the Pro12 when they beat Connacht 26-11, despite having nine players unavailable on Wales duty.Steve Tandy’s side have equalled their best start to a league season since the regions were set up in 2003 and are on top of the table as the break for the November Tests begins. The SaintsTricky businessHats off to Barbarians coach John Kirwan and his team for pulling a few tricks out of the bag during their 36-40 loss to Australia at Twickenham on Saturday.Inside the first ten minutes they sprang a surprise when No 8 Steven Luatua launched a long, American Football-style throw-in to a lineout. The plan was for Nick Cummins to catch it in midfield but sadly the ball drifted too far forward.A couple of minutes later the Barbarians were at it again. When Australia conceded a penalty five metres out on the left, scrum-half Tomas Cubelli tapped the ball then chipped it backwards over his own head and into the in-goal area. With Australia caught off-guard, Barbarians No 10 Colin Slade charged up to try to take the ball and touch down for a try, but tighthead prop Angus Taavao-Matau and blindside Adam Thomson also jumped for the ball and the move ended with a knock-on. Ten out of ten for enterprise though! If you missed it on Saturday, take a look for yourself now. Juggling act: Colin Slade (right) and Angus Taavao-Matau mess up the Barbarians’ surprise move The Barbarians played it fast and loose, the weekend’s Guinness Pro12 battles produced skills, smiles, and shakes of the head, while the LV= Cup turned out to be a crowd-pleaser. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Fans-tasticIn England the Aviva Premiership gave way to the lower-key LV= Cup this weekend, which means most clubs field a lot of Academy players in their teams, to give them experience. Despite the lack of star names on show, 50,787 rugby fans still paid their money and took their seats so they could cheer on their team in the six cup clashes played over the weekend. That’s an average of almost 8,500 per game, while the crowds topped 13,000 at Bath and Northampton. These English rugby fans seem to be a dedicated bunch.Dan’s the manSale Sharks fought back from 17-19 down at half-time to beat Wasps 32-29 in the LV= Cup and their director of rugby Steve Diamond handed some of the credit to openside Dan Braid for the way he rallied his troops at the break.“We physically weren’t in it in the first half, we were soft,” said Diamond. “Dan Braid did the team-talk at half-time, we, the coaches, didn’t go in and it was down to Dan to sort that physicality side of things out, but it got progressively better.”Get physical: Dan Braid (left) galvanized the Sale team at half-time The SinnersHarsh callThe debate about taking an opponent out in the air reared its head again on Sunday when Harlequins wing Ollie Lindsay-Hague was sin-binned for tackling Saracens’ Jack Wilson in the air. Referee Leighton Hodges wielded the yellow card against the advice of his Television Match Official, having looked at a succession of replays on the big screen.Lindsay-Hague undoubtedly grabbed hold of Wilson in the air, as both players went up for a high ball, but the Saracens man landed on his hands and knees and the Harlequin seemed to be doing his best to make sure his landing was safe. That is certainly what the TMO said and although the referee is entitled to over-rule the other officials, it looked like a harsh call from Hodges.Launch delayed: Joe Launchbury will miss England’s autumn Tests due to a neck injuryA pain in the neckThe delicate tissues of Joe Launchbury’s neck make it into the Sinners list this week, for ruling the Wasps lock out of England’s November Tests.Launchbury has won 22 caps in the last two years and become a key figure in England’s pack, but now Stuart Lancaster’s team will have to face the All Blacks, South Africa, Samoa and Australia without him and Geoff Parling (concussion) powering the scrum from the engine room of the second row.Kicking themselvesScarlets full-back Steffan Evans was left red-faced after Zebre lock Valerio Bernabo charged down his clearance kick to score a try during their Guinness Pro12 match and Ulster’s Ian Humphreys was also wishing the ground would swallow him up when he broke the Dragons line with a nice dummy but then passed to no one in particular as he headed for the 22. As the ball bounced harmlessly on the ground, Humphreys just shook his head in disbelief. TAGS: OspreysUlster last_img read more

US: Far-right blogger attacked during Portland anti-fascist rally

first_img RSF_en THOMAS PATTERSON / AFP Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say “Andy Ngo, like any journalist in the United States, has the right to report on a protest without being physically attacked while doing so,” said Sabine Dolan, interim Executive Director for RSF’s North America bureau. “We condemn violence against journalists at protests and urge any who report from politically-charged demonstrations to prepare for such escalations.”  July 1, 2019 US: Far-right blogger attacked during Portland anti-fascist rally June 3, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas Violence News News For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. Organisation Receive email alerts News The United States ranks 48th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, after dropping three places in the past year. to go further Far-right blogger Andy Ngo was taken to the hospital on June 29 after anti-fascist protesters assaulted him at a demonstration countering the presence of the Proud Boys, a neo-fascist organization, in Portland, Oregon. Video shows Ngo walking and recording amidst a group of counter-protesters when several individuals in black masks begin shoving him, spraying him with what appears to be silly string, and throwing milkshakes and eggs at him. He later posted photos of his face, bruised and bloodied, from the emergency room. Prior to the protest, a local anti-fascist organization that had organized one of the counter-demonstrations had written a blog post calling for people to “defend our city” and citing Ngo by name as being Islamophobic and promoting the Proud Boys. Ngo, an editor for the online magazine Quillette, has a history of clashing with anti-fascist protesters. In May, he filed assault charges after being sprayed with bear repellant and assaulted while reporting on a May Day protest in Portland. He is considered by many to be antagonistic and in 2018  wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal titled “A Visit to Islamic London,” after which many accused him of being Islamophobic.  Follow the news on United States WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Help by sharing this information June 7, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns protesters who physically attacked far-right blogger Andy Ngo during a demonstration in Portland, Oregon, on June 29. United StatesAmericas Violence April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

WIPA: Members aware of WADA rules

first_imgThe West Indies Players Association (WIPA) has revealed that, over the years, the organisation has facilitated workshops intended to inform its members of the demands of the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) code of conduct. WIPA issued its statement on Wednesday, the same day it was announced that West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell had violated a WADA code. The association said that it has held several anti-doping workshops across the six major Caribbean cricketing territories. “The West Indies Players’ Association, through our player-development workshops, has imparted knowledge in 15 different workshops across the region over the last two years,” the statement said. “Our player resource officers, (PROs) have facilitated these workshops with the six franchises in the WICB Professional Cricket League from its inception in 2014. “One of the main items covered in the 15 workshops is the World Anti-Doping Code,” the WIPA statement said. WIPA added that it remained committed to continuous training and development of its members. “WIPA’s PROs would have explained in full detail the different mandatory filings that are expected of each athlete and the repercussions of failing to correctly complete the said required filings,” it stated. One of the most sought-after players in Twenty20 cricket globally, Russell faces the prospect of a two-year ban after missing three mandatory “out-of-competition” or “whereabouts” drug tests over a one-year period. The drug tests were to be carried out by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission. Russell is currently with the West Indies squad in the United Arab Emirates, where he is preparing for the Twenty20 World Cup later this month in India.last_img read more

A closer look at Khris Davis’ prolonged slump

first_imgOAKLAND — Khris Davis was not in the lineup for the A’s second-is game against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.He’s not injured, these lineup omissions have become infrequent, but notably reoccurring respites for the slumping designated hitter. Each one meant to provide a mental space to sort through a spiraling slump that has Davis slashing .195/.264/.299 since his return from the injured list on June 1.There’s little explanation behind Davis’ offensive low point with the A’s. It wasn’t …last_img

Follow the Leader: Nature

first_img The overlap of biology and engineering is redrawing lines between scientific disciplines and opening up fresh new paradigms. One dramatic example involves the overlap of biology and quantum mechanics.  Philip Ball wrote about this in a Nature News article entitled, “Physics of Life: The Dawn of Quantum Biology.”  We used to think that the weird world of quantum mechanics was a world apart from everyday life.  “Or so everyone thought,” Ball wrote.  “But discoveries in recent years suggest that nature knows a few tricks that physicists don’t: coherent quantum processes may well be ubiquitous in the natural world.”  Examples abound, from photosynthesis to bird navigation.  He quoted Seth Lloyd, who saith, “Biology has a knack for using what works.”  And what works for biology can work for inventors, who are finding clues from the birds and the cells about how to create a quantum computer. “Learning from nature is an idea as old as mythology,” he concluded, “— but until now, no one has imagined that the natural world has anything to teach us about the quantum world.” Hummbingbird drone:  Since 2007, DARPA scientists have tried to build a “nano air vehicle” modeled on the hummingbird, for use as a small field reconnaissance robot.  The team even modeled and painted their miniature Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle (UAV) to look like the real bird; it flies, however, upright instead of prone.  The noisy contraption has had numerous crashes but was ready enough to present to the press this year.  Live Science posted a story about it and included a 3-minute video clip of its development.     This is just stage one of a wider program. “Having many tiny drones such as the Nano Hummingbird also calls for new nature-inspired capabilities such as insect vision and reflexes to avoid midair collisions,” the article ended.  “Part of that smaller drone future may very well include more flying robots based on birds, if engineers have mastered the tricky flight mechanics of the hummingbird.”  If they can get it to lay eggs, they’ll really be onto something. Plant origami:  The seed capsules of Delosperma know a trick: how to fold and unfold in response to the environment.  Like many other plants, Delosperma has moving parts from its tissues that expand or contract in response to temperature or humidity; when it rains, the capsule opens and the seeds find a new moist environment in which to grow. A team at Max Planck Institute has been studying this plant and seeing green.  According to PhysOrg, “the scientists are now keen to transfer this concept to a technology that could be used for example in biomedicine or architecture,” the article said.  Think of the possibilities: “The principle can also be transferred to materials that expand or contract in very different ways when the temperature changes: for example, an awning unfolding by itself over the patio when the sun becomes uncomfortably hot.” Gecko window washer:  Gecko feet were among the first big biomimetics stories.  A number of teams have worked on imitating the dry adhesion the lizards achieve with millions of nanoscopic hairs on their foot pads.  A new story on PhysOrg sports a video of a new model made in China that “uses water instead of hairs to make its amazing climbs up vertical surfaces.” They want to use it to wash windows.  While the team didn’t use the gecko’s dry adhesion mechanism in this case, the gecko still inspired the work. Leaf solar cell:  An “artificial leaf” capable of converting sunlight to hydrogen fuel is a step closer to reality, according to PhysOrg.  Two separate teams at MIT are seeing oxygen bubbles emerge from their device when put underwater and exposed to sunlight.  It’s still just a science project at this point, at least three years away from an engineering design.  If they can get it to taste good in salad, they’ll really have a reason to boast. Pterosaur aircraft:  The extinct flying reptiles known as pterosaurs had remarkable aerodynamics.  Mimicking their hardware, researchers from University of Florida and Texas Tech have modeled a “pterosaur-inspired aircraft” that reduces turning radius by 14%.  Their work was published in Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, according to the story on PhysOrg.  Since pterosaurs sported a variety of crests and shapes, there’s wide room for variable design.  And what might artificial pterosaurs be good for in modern times?  Try “search and rescue, damage assessment, surveillance, drug interdiction, border security, and communication” via unmanned aerial vehicles.  Imagine the skyline with UAVs looking like hummingbirds and pterosaurs together. Fruit fly monitor:  Isn’t it nice to see science get inspiring again?  The headline of an article on PhysOrg reads, “Inspired by insect intelligence.”  Researchers at Monash University were so inspired by a fruit fly study they decided to create wireless sensor networks (WSN) that employ some of the fly’s principles.  “When it comes to energy efficiency, fruit flies can teach us a lot,” Dr. Asad Khan said. “A fruit fly’s brain consumes only a few microwatts of power, and yet is still able to integrate sensory information, actions of flight, and control over relatively complex behaviour in order to survive.”  He added that computers are about a thousand times less efficient.  Using “bio-inspired computing,” the article said,  “Using this bio-inspired approach it may be possible to create infinitely scalable WSN that could include not just thousands, but millions of sensors,” Khan said.  One can hear the excitement in his voice about biomimetics when he celebrated his team’s “pioneering research into advanced computing technologies that, while currently untested, have the potential to transform how we monitor and manage just about anything, in ways we can scarcely imagine.” Bacteria fertilizer:  If you can’t imitate nature’s designs, maybe you can mass-produce it.  PhysOrg talked about how scientists at Scripps Institute are trying to recreate the genomic works of soil-dwelling bacteria that have the ability to fix nitrogen at ambient temperatures.  “Soil-dwelling bacteria of the genus Frankia have the potential to produce a multitude of natural products, including antibiotics, herbicides, pigments, anticancer agents, and other useful products,” the article said. Nuclear pore porthole:  Nanotechnology is big these days: trying to build structures so small they are measured in millionths and billionths of a meter.  Intrigued by how the nuclear pore complexes in cells act as gatekeepers for cargo going in and out of the nucleus, researchers at Delft University in the Netherlands have created an artificial nanopore that also has some ability to selectively permit some molecules and not others.  Science Daily discussed their “biomimetic nanopore” briefly.  The cell’s nuclear pore complex is a much more elaborate apparatus. DNA computer:  Computers of the future may look very different from the plastic-and-silicon models we use today.  Caltech biophysicists have been busy since the Center for Biologically Inspired Design was opened.  They’ve upped their record of creating a biological network using 74 DNA molecules into a processor that can solve square roots.  You can read how they did it on PhysOrg and the BBC News.  They’re still a long way from building a DNA computer, but good things take time.  What would be nirvana for the team?  “The dream is that synthetic biochemical circuits will one day achieve complexities comparable to life itself.” Plant assembly:  Thinking about how plant leaves grow, European researchers are working out ways to get nanomaterials to self-organize.  “In nature, green leaves grow through a similar self-organizing process without any impetus from subordinate mechanisms,” an article on Science Daily says.  “The adoption of such principles to the manufacture of electronic components is a paradigm shift, a novelty.”  Employing this “mechanism observed in nature,” they are teaching carbon nanotubes and other parts to find their places automatically. Plant doctor:  Plants can’t go to the doctor; they have to deal with their pathogens on the spot.  We can learn a thing or two about how they cope, thought researchers at the Texas AgriLife Research Center, according to PhysOrg. In the article you can find the quoted phrase “evolutionary conserved immune responses” that plants employ to sense invaders and turn on the protections.  Of course, animals and humans have immune systems, too, but as one of the researchers said, “what we learn from them at the molecular level might help us understand animal pathogens better.” Dragonfly aircraft:  To nature lovers, dragonflies are a pleasant curiosity, especially when you see them hovering and mating in mid-air.  To biomimetics researchers, they hold the key to lightweight miniature aircraft.  Their paper-thin wings are braced by tubular struts that provide strength and flexibility and can adapt to the challenges of flight.  According to PhysOrg, researchers in China are eagerly measuring their specs, because, “Potentially, this research could inspire engineers to design self-adaptable and energy-saving flexible wings for micro aerial vehicles.”  The airspace is going to get crowded with robotic pterosaurs, hummingbirds and dragonflies. Cell laser:  In a case of what might be called reverse biomimetics, researchers in Massachusetts have taught a cell how to lase.  Packing green fluorescent proteins into a cell and putting it between tiny mirrors, they produced a microscopic cell laser, a report on the BBC News said.  Green fluorescent proteins, widely used in microbiology, were not invented by man; they were borrowed from glowing jellyfish.  New Scientist discussed this “living laser” at more length.  A human kidney cell was used in the experiment.  Some day this technique may allow cell imaging in unprecedented detail. Snake oil:  Gila monsters and snakes have gifts to give: peptides for health.  According to PhysOrg, the rush is on to imitate the peptides that have higher potency and lower toxicity than synthetic drugs.  The article began with this surprising set of questions: “Who would have thought that Gila monster saliva would be the inspiration for a blockbuster new drug for Type 2 diabetes? Or that medicines for chronic pain, heart attacks, high blood pressure and stroke would emerge from venom of the Magician’s cone snail, the saw-scaled viper, the Brazilian lancehead snake and the Southeastern pygmy rattlesnake?”  This is no cowboy-era snake oil salesman; it is the promise of cutting edge, bio-inspired research.  Manufacturers are stepping up production as more and more useful peptides are discovered in formerly fearsome creatures. You-bot:  You are so special, robot designers want to copy you.  You have a body, a brain, and a mind.  Teaching robots to think like humans or animals and learn from their experiences as a big challenge, but scientists at HP’s Neuromorphic Lab are trying their best, reported Aisha Sohail (Boston University) at Live Science.  They are designing animats – robotic animals – with adaptive computer systems to “to learn how to navigate in its environment based on its inherent capabilities for responding to motivations, evaluating sensory data, and making intelligent decisions that are transformed into motor outputs.”     Sohail, a new employee of the lab, described the challenges of pre-programming devices to respond like animals. Roomba, the vacuum robot many consumers own, is a primitive adaptive system, but she but looks ahead to when robots can tackle “more complex adaptive tasks such as intelligently interacting and caring for the elderly, autonomously exploring and collecting samples on an alien planet, and generally employing more humanoid behavior.”  With visions of HAL in the back of her mind, she said, “Future robots will not be programmed, but will be trained. The key is to educate them well!” You-app:  Never take for granted a remarkable ability you have: the ability to perceive faces and shapes from many angles and light conditions.  Inspired by that ability, a startup company has created an app for smart phones that takes pictures of products and analyzes them to find competitive pricing and locations for purchase.  According to PhysOrg, “The Cortexica’s VisualSearch platform is inspired by human vision.”     Along that same theme, researchers at Purdue are trying to teach computers how to recognize 3-D shapes with the same ease people can.  Science Daily told how the team is impressed with how the eye and brain can process 3-dimensional objects without a pre-set number of segments.  “Humans can easily perceive 3-D shapes, but it’s not so easy for a computer,” a team member said. “We can easily separate an object like a hand into its segments – the palm and five fingers – a difficult operation for computers.”  Building on the mathematical work of Einstein and Fourier, they are trying to help computers accomplish this feat. In this world of bad news and Darwin bigotry, it’s nice to find some good news to report: useful products inspired by nature, promising a better life, showing the wisdom of the Creator, amazing us all with wonders around us, and returning academia to real science that is 100% Darwin-free.  The Darwin bigots will die off eventually.  Bioinspiration and bioengineering is science for the rest of us, who need a rest from intolerance and bad news.(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0center_img Ever since biomimetics (the imitation of nature) gradually emerged around 2002 and really took off in 2005, it has not slowed down.  Over 90 previous entries in these pages have reported teams all over the world seeking out natural designs for ideas.  The reports have accelerated in recent years to the point where there is only space for short summaries that give a taste of the wide variety of engineering work taking inspiration from plants, animals, and even cells.  You yourself might inspire some inventor.  Here are a few more highlights from recent adventures in biomimetics.last_img read more

2015 pest updates and concerns for 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As we look forward to the 2016 crop year, we have to take a little look back to 2014 to see what pests hit us in 2015 in order to plan for next year.Soybean insectsAphids missed Ohio even though it was the “odd” year and they were supposed to be here. A cold winter last year and a wet mid-summer may have done our control for us.Stink bugs are increasing in number and spreading. I am seeing this group of pests more as I scout soybeans in late fall — perhaps it’s global warming or just the arrival of a new invasive species but there are more here than ever. If you saw shriveled beans at harvest in 2015, do a better job of scouting next year. They tend to hit green soybean pods and suck the juices out reducing yield.Bean leaf beetle has been a generally non-economical pest for a while now. Early planted fields attract over-wintering adults causing limited damage, but late planted soybean fields attract late season pod feeders.Corn insectsWestern bean cutworm was restricted to northern Ohio in 2014 and spread a bit further south in 2015. I had several industry friends tell me they saw egg masses and ear feeding further south into Ohio. Watch for purple egg masses on leaves and treat before the larvae get into the ears.Western corn rootworm — Bt corn has reduced this to near extinction but if you have continuous corn, rotate your genetics to reduce the chance of resistance development.Asiatic garden beetle grubs have been found in northwest Ohio on sandy soils. They feed at seedling emergence on developing roots. Soil insecticides can provide good suppression.Weed managementIn no till soybeans it’s all about marestail control. Make a fall application if you can. Hit early in the spring if not, and/or hit it twice hard if late. Definitely include a pre-emergent herbicide in your program. Use LibertyLink as an alternative to Roundup Ready. Yes, new herbicide tolerant genetics are coming, but those options are not yet released and there are limitations to them. I actually heard an industry agronomist tell me we need to delay a bit on release of the new varieties as you all don’t know how to use them yet. We must all use a pre-emergent herbicide package to keep marestail, giant ragwed, and pigweeds under control.The new 2016 Ohio, Indiana & Illinois Weed Control Guide is now available for free download: http://u.osu.edu/osuweeds/ or purchase a hard copy at your county Extension office.Soybean diseasesSeed treatments made a big difference in 2015, but maybe more important was variety selection. Also, the combination seed treatment products are delivering a good stand.Sclerotinia (White mold) — variety selection can help here too, fungicides can miss due to the critical timing.Corn diseasesWith gray leaf spot, fungicides can improve yield on susceptible hybrids. Application at R1 (tassel) if needed is the best timing. Two applications do not help. Early doesn’t help either. Choose resistant hybrids.Northern corn leaf blight was back in so many places this year, but dry weather late in the growing season halted development of the disease. Again choose resistant hybrids.last_img read more

McGregor awed by clinical Mayweather

first_imgMcGregor awed by clinical Mayweather1.8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Conor McGregor watches replays after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)But McGregor, a world champion in the brutal world of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, maintained that he should have been allowed to fight on past the 10th.“I’ve been strangled on live TV and came back,” McGregor said.“When you’re in here in the squared circle, everything is different. Let the man put me down, that’s fatigue, that’s not damage. “Where was the final two rounds? Let me walk back to my corner and compose myself.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Afterwards McGregor, who had never boxed professionally before Saturday’s bout at the T-Mobile Arena, praised Mayweather’s composed demolition job.“He’s composed, he’s not that fast, he’s not that powerful, but boy is he composed in there,” McGregor said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I thought it was close though and I thought it was a bit of an early stoppage. I was just a little fatigued. He was just a lot more composed with his shots. “I have to give it to him, that’s what 50 pro fights will do for you.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games I’m finished says Mayweather after McGregor rout MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Conor McGregor saluted Floyd Mayweather’s clinical boxing masterclass here Saturday — but insisted he felt he could have fought on beyond a 10th round stoppage.The 29-year-old Irish mixed martial arts star began bravely and won the first three rounds but was ultimately outclassed by the vastly more experienced Mayweather.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

Heat beat Celtics to end 16-game winning streak

first_imgView comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Waiters decided that was close enough. His 3-pointer from the left wing bounced off the rim, then the top of the backboard, before falling to end Miami’s scoreless drought. Waiters added another 3-pointer over Al Horford to make the lead seven, Hassan Whiteside had a big tip-in with 1:10 left and Miami would hang on from there. MOST READ Hamilton targets win as pack scramble for points Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Miami Heat’s Goran Dragic (7) goes to the basket over Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart (36) and Al Horford (42) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI, Florida—Goran Dragic scored 27 points, Dion Waiters had 26 with a pair of big 3-pointers in the final minutes and the Miami Heat held on to beat Boston 104-98 on Wednesday night, snapping the Celtics’ 16-game winning streak.Tyler Johnson scored 16 points for Miami, which had an 18-point lead cut to one in the final moments. The Heat shot 49 percent and outrebounded the Celtics 48-37.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101center_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kyrie Irving scored 23 points for Boston. Jayson Tatum added 18, and Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris each had 14.The Celtics got down by 18 in the first half, which has been a very comfortable place for Boston this season. Boston had overcome 18-point deficits against Oklahoma City and Charlotte, a 17-point hole against Golden State, a 16-pointer against Atlanta and rallied from 13 down to win in Dallas this week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Celtics almost did it again.Down by 14 midway through the fourth, the unflappable Celtics went on a 13-0 run in just about three minutes — getting to 91-90 when Smart made one of two free throws with 3:14 remaining. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 justicelast_img read more

LG V50 ThinQ: Full specifications, top features, India price & everything you need to know

first_imgLG introduced two new phones ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona on Sunday, February 24. While the LG G8 ThinQ is the successor to the last year’s G7 ThinQ, the V50 ThinQ is the company’s first 5G-enabled phone. The LG V50 ThinQ sports with Qualcomm’s X50 modem and it comes with a secondary screen that can be attached to the phone. We will have more to say about the phone in coming days, but for now here is your quick introduction to the LG V50 ThinQ.SpecificationProcessor: The LG V50 ThinQ uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and it has Qualcomm’s 5G modem, X50 in its core.RAM: The LG V50 ThinQ comes with 6GB RAM.Internal storage: It has 128GB internal storage that can be expanded further using a 2TB mircoSD card.Variants: LG’s first 5G-enabled phone is available only in one variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.Screen: 6.4-inch Quad HD FullVision OLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.Rear camera: It has three rear camera. A 16MP super wide-angle lens with an aperture of F1.9, a 12MP standard lens with an aperture of F1.5 and a 12MP telephoto lens with an aperture of F2.2.Front camera: It has dual-camera setup in the front. It has an 8MP standard lens and a 5MP wide angle lens.Weight: 183 grams.Software: Android 9.0 Pie.Battery: 4,000 mAh with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.Special featuresThe LG V50 ThinQ has several special features:– It comes with a secondary 6.2-inch Full HD+ Full Vision OLED attachable display that attaches itself to the side of the phone.– The dual screen of the phone can be used independently, which means you can perform various tasks such as watch a movie on one screen and check its IMDB rating on the other.– Apart from stereo speakers, boombox speaker, 32 bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC and DTS:X audio technologies, the LG V50 ThinQ also features Qualcomm’s AptX and AptX HD audio technologies.advertisementAlso know– The LG V50 ThinQ features IP68 water and dust resistant technologies and it comes with MIL-STD 810 military grade protection.– The LG V50 ThinQ comes with super far field voice recognition technology that allows the virtual assistant on the phone, Google Assistant, to listen to your commands even from a distant – a feature that is similar to the smart speakers available in the market.How to buy it: The LG V50 ThinQ will be available in select markets including the US, South Korea, Australia and select European markets later this year.India price: There is no word on when the phone will be available in India.India price: There is no word on when the phone will be available in India.There is no word on when the phone will be available in India.ALSO READ: | LG launches LG G8 ThinQ and LG V50 ThinQ smartphones at MWC 2019ALSO READ: | LG to launch a second attachable screen along with G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ at MWC 2019ALSO READ: | LG V50 ThinQ image leaked online ahead of the MWC 2019 launchlast_img read more

a month agoHarry Maguire: I can be better Man Utd leader

first_imgHarry Maguire: I can be better Man Utd leaderby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Harry Maguire believes he can improve his leadership qualities.United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he is already thinking of Maguire as a future captain of the side, but Maguire feels he needs to become more of a vocal presence on the pitch before that can happen.”It’s something I still want to improve on, my leadership qualities on the pitch and especially my talking,” he told United Review. “I want to demand more from the players, demand standards, but I’m obviously not concentrating on that at the moment.”I am fully focused on improving the team and getting this club back to where it should be.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more