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Devance on Ginebra-Meralco rivalry: ‘We hate each other’

first_imgTNT coach Racela says Ginebra rookie Ferrer best player of Game 4 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody “If we thought [the TNT series] is gonna be a battle, this next series is going to be a battle. We’re full aware of the challenges that they’re gonna present to us, so we’ll see what happens.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up PBA IMAGESAsk, and you shall receive.That’s exactly what Joe Devance has to say for Jared Dillinger as Ginebra and Meralco meet for the second straight time in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Channelling his inner pro wrestler, the Gin Kings forward only has one thing in mind in response to the Bolts slasher being repeatedly vocal in his desire to have the rematch.“I’m a heel,” Devance said, alluding to the pro wrestling parlance of a bad guy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I’m gonna hit Dillinger. I’m gonna punch him right in the stomach,” he joked.Devance knows that as much trash talk players from both teams fire on social media, they are all aware that it’s all fun and games as they all look forward to silencing each other on the court. “I’m just playing. You know, it’s all in good fun, good sportsmanship. You know it’s competitiveness. You know we’re just gonna come out and fight, whatever team wants it more is gonna get it,” he said, sharing that he’s good friends with a lot of Fil-Am players on the other camp.Meralco has been aching to get back at Ginebra after its runner-up finish in last year’s Governors’ Cup Finals, where it lost in heartbreaking fashion in Game 6.Devance knows how motivated the Bolts will be, and is hoping that emotions won’t spill out of the court just like what happened in the Gin Kings’ semifinals series against TNT.Being the last two teams standing from the rival companies, Devance admitted there’s bad blood between Ginebra and Meralco.“I don’t want to say we hate each other, but we hate each other. I mean with MVP and Mr. Ang, it’s just how it is,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Russia jails Pussy Riot members for World Cup pitch invasion

first_img0Shares0000One of the Pussy Riot feminist punk group protestors being escorted by stewards from the pitch during the World Cup final © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 16 – Russia on Monday jailed four members of Pussy Riot feminist punk group for 15 days after they invaded the pitch during the World Cup final dressed in police uniforms.A Moscow court sentenced Veronika Nikulshina, Olga Kuracheva, Olga Pakhtusova and Pyotr Verzilov to 15 days in police cells and also banned them from visiting sports events for three years, Mediazona court news site reported. They were found guilty of “grossly violating the rules for spectators’ behaviour” and given the maximum punishment possible under the charge.Verzilov is the founder of Mediazona website, which reports on trials of rights activists.The four ran onto the pitch at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium on Sunday and briefly halted play in the second half of the match between France and Croatia, watched by President Vladimir Putin and world leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron.Pussy Riot immediately posted messages on social media claiming responsibility for the protest and issuing a list of six political demands.“Let all political prisoners free,” said the first.Others included an end to arrests at peaceful rallies and to “allow political competition in the country”.Pussy Riot is most famous for performing an anti-Putin protest song in a central Moscow church in February 2012.Three of the group’s members were convicted of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” at a trial that attracted global media attention and drew protests from rights groups.Group members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were released after serving 22 months of their two-year sentences. The other convicted member Yekaterina Samutsevich was given a suspended sentence.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

New eatery nears debut

first_imgThe company was founded in 1973 by Ralph Rubio and his father, Ray, inspired by fish tacos in Mexico, as a walk-up taco shack. Duke said the restaurant will celebrate the opening by hosting a VIP party, choosing a local nonprofit to raise funds for that night. According to Duke, the restaurant will also celebrate with a company tradition. “The first 100 guests get free meals for a year,” Duke said. “It is a total crack-up to watch these people line up. They do it the night before with beds and cots and sleeping bags and all that.” Other spaces in the shopping center are still under construction while the first business to open there, LA Fitness, began accepting customers in October. They will also hold a grand opening in December. Round Table Pizza, Panda Express, and Fresh and Easy, the American version of British Tesco Supermarkets, have all confirmed that they will move into the complex. A Kmart once stood at the site, but it closed and its building was torn down four years ago. “Close to four years, the center has been inactive,” Mayor Ron Beilke said. “They tore down that Kmart pretty immediately because they did not want to create an eyesore in the city.” According to Beilke, who owns a nearby Wienerschnitzel, the new building and restaurants should increase business for those already in the area by increasing foot traffic. “The more, the better,” Beilke said. “That area, that corridor is becoming a place where people are going to come and shop and eat and exercise. I welcome the addition to the neighborhood.” airan.scruby@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “It goes pretty quick,” Duke said. “Over the next six weeks, we will be building out the whole restaurant.” According to Duke, Rubio’s is a “fast-casual” restaurant, a hybrid between fast food and sit-down. The new location will employ about 30 local workers, to be hired near the end of the month, Duke said. Rubio’s has more than 170 locations. The nearest eatery to the planned site in Pico Rivera is five miles away, in Downey. Rubio’s also owns locations in Cerritos and La Habra. PICO RIVERA – After four years of vacancy and a long road of construction and revitalization, another business has been approved for the shopping center at Washington and Rosemead boulevards. Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill is expected to open in late December or early January at 8949 Washington Blvd., in the Pico Rivera Marketplace, the same complex as the newly opened LA Fitness. Rubio’s is a casual sit-down restaurant with locations in Arizona, Nevada and California. “We’re very happy with the tenants that are coming in there,” Director of Community Development Jeff Brauckmann said. “They provide a variety of different quality options for our citizens.” The new restaurant received final approval to sell beer and wine at the location last week from the Pico Rivera Planning Commission, and company spokeswoman Linda Duke said construction inside the already-completed 2,600-square-foot building will begin immediately. last_img read more

An Independence Day could be on the cards for Ireland

first_imgIreland could be getting its very own Independence Day to celebrate the anniversary of the meeting of the first Dáil on the 21st of January 1919.FF Senator Keith Swanick is putting forth the Declaration of Independence Bill Day, and is hopeful that the legislation recognising this important event be enacted before the 100th anniversary next year.Before you get too excited – it won’t be a public holiday. “The Declaration of Independence Day Bill seeks to formally recognise 21st January and allow for it to be commemorated by schools, public bodies and community groups. I am not proposing a public holiday but I believe the importance of this occasion needs to be marked,” Swanick says.“The Bill received widespread support in the Seanad and has now passed Second Stage.“Next year is the 100th anniversary of the first Dáil meeting and it would be extremely fitting if the legislation was in place before then.”Exactly 99 years ago today, history was made in the Round Room of Mansion House as the first Dáil Éireann took place. Three Donegal politicians who agreed to help form the first Dáil were all from the Sinn Féin party.They were: Joseph O’Doherty (originally from Derry, representing Donegal North), Peter Ward (Donegal South), and Joseph Aloysius Sweeney (from Burtonport, representing Donegal West).“The 1918 general election and meeting of the first Dáil on 21 January 1919 transformed this island and changed the course of our history. It was an exciting and progressive period in Ireland, seeing the implementation of a new democratic programme as well as the extension of the vote to women aged 30 and over. The Representation of the People Act 1918 caused the electorate to almost triple. It also saw our first female representative Countess Markievicz elected ”, said Senator Swanick.An Independence Day could be on the cards for Ireland was last modified: January 21st, 2018 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:21 january 1919Dail Eireannindependence daylast_img read more

Capsized kayak prompts rescue mission off Donegal coast

first_imgRescue volunteers with the Bundoran RNLI were called to action this afternoon after a capsized kayak was spotted off the shore at Nuns Pool.The alarm was raised shortly before 3pm when concerned crew member Fergal Muller saw an empty kayak from the cliffs on Bundoran’s West End.The lifeboat was launched within five minutes, with helm Brian Gillespie and three crew members onboard. Once on scene, the crew recovered the kayak and began a 25-minute search for any occupants.Fortunately, during the search, word came to Bundoran Lifeboat Station that the occupant had been brought to shore by fellow kayakers while the kayak had been carried out to sea in a rip current. The lifeboat was subsequently stood down.Speaking following the call out, Captain Tony McGowan, Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: “We are delighted that no one was in any immediate danger this afternoon and that the group of kayakers had made their way safely to shore. I would like to commend Fergal for his quick thinking in raising the alarm when he observed the capsized kayak and praise the crew for what was a swift response. “We would remind anyone planning a trip to sea regardless of their activity, to always respect the water. Always wear a lifejacket, always carry a means of communication and should you get into difficulty call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard. “We would also appeal to everyone to remember that should you for any reason need to leave or abandon your vessel, to please report it as missing to the Coast Guard once you have safely made it to shore.”Capsized kayak prompts rescue mission off Donegal coast was last modified: November 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Angella an asset from set-pieces – Ferdinand

first_imgLes Ferdinand has told QPR’s website he believes Gabriele Angella can score goals for the club as well as help prevent them.Rangers were keen to shore up their defence ahead of the transfer deadline and were able to bring in Italian centre-back Angella, 26, on loan from Watford for the rest of the season.And director of football Ferdinand is hopeful the new signing will prove to be an asset at both ends of the pitch.“We’ve been keen to add another defender to the group for some time, so we’re really pleased to bring Gabriele in,” he said.“He’s not only a very good defender, but importantly, he’s also a big threat at set-pieces, and the more goalscorers we’ve got around the team, the better.“We’re pleased to have him on board and we’re really looking forward to integrating him into the squad.”Ferdinand has high hopes for QPR’s new signingHead coach Chris Ramsey wanted a ball-playing central defender to play alongside captain Nedum Onuoha.Rangers targeted Angella after missing out on United States international Tim Ream, who opted to join Fulham.“Gabriele’s a quality addition for us,” Ramsey said.‘Wolf of Loftus Road’ Austin delights fans on Twitter“We’ve got decent competition now in the back four and Gabriele’s experience, especially at a level where he was promoted with Watford last season, will be a big positive for us.“I’m delighted we’ve been able to get this over the line before the deadline.”Who is Gabriele Angella?• Born: April 28, 1989 (age 26) in Florence• Height: 6′ 3″ (1.91m)• Position: Centre-back• Previous clubs: 2008-10 Empoli (Ita), 2010-13 Udinese (Ita), 2013-15 Watford. Loans at Siena (2011) and Reggina (2012).• National team: Italy Under-21s, 2 caps• Trivia: As well as Benatia, his Udinese team-mates included Alexis Sanchez, one-time QPR loanee Mauricio Isla and future Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado. At international level, he played alongside Mario Balotelli, former R’s loanee Federico Macheda and Fabio Borini in the Italy Under-21 side.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Barrington Harvey has big day, but leaves Humboldt County Fair injured

first_imgFERNDALE >> Fifty-three-year-old Jamaican jockey Barrington Harvey has evidently found the “Fountain of Youth” in Ferndale.Nicknamed the “Marathon Man” for having piloted back-to-back winners of the C.J. Hindley-Humboldt County Marathon Handicap in 2010 (Come Back Native) and 2011 (Steel Blue), Harvey is doing his version of the “Barrington Bossanova” dancing in the winners’ circle again this year.Harvey looked like he turned back the clock on the opening day of the Humboldt County Fair when …last_img

Mr. Clean Is Sick

first_imgDo you get sick too easily?  Did you grow up with allergies?  One reason might be your home environment is too clean, says a story on PhysOrg.    The “hygiene hypothesis” asserts that our immune system over-reacts to lack of stimulation by turning on itself – producing autoimmune diseases and allergies.  It “blames increased allergies on cleaner homes, increased air pollution and changes in diet.  Obesity and lack of exercise may also play a role.”    One researcher at University of Iowa is treating patients with multiple sclerosis and colitis with parasitic worms.  He claims incidents of these autoimmune diseases increased when parasitic worms were eliminated from our environment.  He thinks they have a “profound symbiotic effect on developing and maintaining the immune system.”Not sure we are ready to go that far and add parasitic worms to the diet – that idea needs much more proof!  The principle in this article could, however, help us think differently about some organisms with bad reputations.  Remember the milk maidens in Robert Jenner’s day who developed immunity to smallpox by working around cows?  Humans apparently need exposure to certain organisms to develop and maintain the immune system.  Certain tribes in Africa seem to get along quite well living in harmony with their livestock outdoors in environments that would freak out an American city dweller.    Maybe we should stop thinking of parasites as good vs evil, and view them instead as accelerators and brakes.  Everything in the living world is in motion.  There are constant pushes and pulls.  This is true in the genetic world, where promoters and repressors steer the expression of genes in a complex dance.  Our immune systems are not going to sit idly by when everything is sterile.  Needing stimulation and direction, they will practice on the body’s own cells, like bored firefighters setting the fire station on fire.  What’s needed in this view is balance, not isolation.    Our bodies are already covered inside and out with bacteria and other organisms, so encounters with more of them is only a matter of degree.  The microorganisms, fungi and worms in a new environment may act as alarms to keep our bodies ready.  Perhaps they even inject information needed for the body to adapt to the new environment.  They only become problematic when they swamp the body’s ability to react – perhaps because the immune response was not adequately exercised during development.  Allergies, in this view, are an over-reaction to things that should have been encountered in childhood.    These are mere suggestions that need more rigorous investigation.  The hygiene hypothesis cannot explain everything.  Plagues often ravage tribes close to nature as much as they do city dwellers.  Some parasites are nasty in any environment.  Maybe some of them had a useful function once but mutated into pathogens.  Whatever the balance point, cleanliness is still virtuous.  Didn’t we learn that from Joseph Lister?  (See last month’s Scientist of the Month).  All good suggestions need moderation.  Continue to shower and wash your hands.    The idea humans need exposure to organisms in natural environments makes sense, though.  Would some hospital patients recover faster in gardens open to fresh air?  Would incidence of allergies drop with more exposure to nature in childhood?  Is working the earth in gardening and farming good for health?  These seem like proper subjects for controlled experimentation and long-term population studies.  Meanwhile, it’s a good bet to increase your outdoor exposure.  Jog outdoors when you can instead of going to the gym.  Take your kids camping; go on hikes and visit a variety of outdoor environments.  This is unquestionably a better strategy for long-term health than parking them in front of the TV or video games with a bag of junk food.  This is a one principle both creationists and evolutionists should be able to agree on.(Visited 39 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Preseason planter maintenance tips

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Jonah JohnsonHopefully by now you have begun to service and prepare your planter for a successful crop initiation. Set yourself up for a successful planting season and a prosperous harvest by taking time to ensure your planter has been calibrated and set to handle the varying seed size that we are experiencing this year. Below are some guidelines to assist in properly adjusting your planting equipment. Planter frame adjustmentHitch and toolbar height: Tractor hitch heights may vary due to tire size, tractor manufacturer, and type of planter. Hitch height should be raised to level toolbar for best planter performance. The tool bar height should be 20 to 22 inches from ground level. Make sure it is level or running slightly uphill to provide correct down-pressure from springs.Seed transmission systems: Check sprockets, chains, bearings, meter drives and insecticide drives daily. Any vibration in the drive system will end up at the meters and cause spacing issues. Seed furrow creationIf using no-till coulters, they need to be a quarter inch above the openers, make sure the depth is not set to deep. Coulters should run a quarter inch above Tru-Vee openers.If coulters are too deep the seed will be planted too deep and the openers won’t turn. Row cleaner settingSet your planter’s row cleaners deep enough to remove trash and not throw soil. In some cases, floating cleaners may help. Floating row cleaners follow contours and are less likely to “trench” or “hover” when compared to “locked” row cleaners. Check opening disks for proper seed furrowCheck opening disks for wear and alignment. Disks should form a “V” trench, not a “W.” In general, regardless of equipment manufacturer, disks must be replaced when they lose half an inch in diameter. Seed singulationFor finger units, check brushes and fingers for wear. Replace worn or grooved faceplates and replace seed conveyors with missing ladders. In vacuum systems, check for air leaks and worn seals around the metering units.Larger seed size in 2017 will require increased use of talc, graphite or a combination of the two to assist your respective planter handle varying seed size. Seed drop and coveringCheck seed tubes and tube guards for wear, bending or deformation and repair as needed. Vibration or bounce of the row unit can cause tumbling and poor seed spacing. Seed firmers help eliminate gaps between the seed and the bottom of the seed trench which helps create good seed-to-soil contact and uniform depth within the seed trench. Gauge wheels should slightly rub on the disk opener to help create a good seed trench and keep the openers clean.Keep in mind that too much down force will create sidewall compaction. In tougher, wet soils, spiked closing wheels may help prevent sidewall compaction. Whole planter inspectionsCentral fill systems: Seed bridging in the seed tank and seed plugging in the seed hose are common issues. Symptoms of seed bridging include no seed and too much air in the mini hoppers. If this occurs, assess whether the tank pressure is set to the recommended setting and whether the tank agitator is turning when the fan is running. Make sure the agitator pins are centered over seed nozzle openings and then adjust tank pressure by one pound until seed begins to flow.Symptoms of seed plugging include seed stuck in the seed delivery hose between the tank and mini hopper or in the elbow of the mini hopper. To remedy this situation, make sure the tank pressure is set correctly for the crop being planted. You may also need to unplug the agitator motor to allow less seed to be picked up. For small seed, use tank nozzle inserts. Seed lubricantsProper use of talc and graphite may eliminate a lot of potential problems. Talc removes static and graphite lubricates seed while moving through the system. Use rates may need to increase for large treated seed and when temperature and humidity are high. Check your respective equipment manufacture’s manuals for recommended amounts of seed lubricant. Also, your seed dealer may have specific recommendations to improve seed flowability.For more information, visit Pioneer GrowingPoint agronomy at pioneer.com/agronomy.Sign up to receive the latest agronomy updates for your geography from DuPont Pioneer at pioneer.com/signup.last_img read more

Challenges Accepted: The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Online Self-Help Portal

first_imgBy Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTPixabay[Soldier Obstacle by skeeze on September 4, 2015, CC0]Life can present its share of everyday challenges, especially for Veterans and their families. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) understands that those challenges may not just go away on their own. With that in mind, the VA has created a Veteran Online Self-Help Portal. At no cost to the user, this portal provides guidance for Veterans and their families when dealing with challenges associated with stress, transition, and their service.“All of the resources are based on proven, evidence-based mental health practices. VA and DoD worked with Veterans around the country from all military branches to ensure these resources are relevant for all who have experienced and overcome the same challenges.”This portal is accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere and showcases a variety of resources including apps, videos, and other tools through the use of different courses covering a range of topics. Each of the topics are highlighted below.Moving ForwardThis course was created to meet the needs of Veterans and Service Members who are facing stress management, school and family balance, problems in relationships, coping with physical injures, difficulties with finances, and issues with adjustment. There are eight modules within this course, each containing videos, games, and interactive exercises.Veteran ParentingThis course was designed with parents in mind, providing tools that can help with reconnection and parental strengthening. This course provides helpful tips on working through everyday parenting issues and those specific to military families by featuring stories from families and interactive activities.Anger and Irritability Management SkillsThis course offers both practical skills and tools aimed at assisting with anger management and the development of self-control. The following are the 8 modules presented in this course containing videos, games, and interactive exercises: Getting Started Managing your Anger, Understanding your Anger, Breaking the Aggression Cycle, Behavioral Tools to Manage your Anger, Cognitive Tools to Manage your Anger, Conflicts and Communication, Your Anger Control Plan, and Making it Work.Path to Better SleepThis particular topic (sleeping difficulties) is tackled through the use of a course featuring Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i). The course is presented through the use of 6 chapters including Course Introduction, Track your Sleep, Sleep 101, CBT-I Overview, CBT-I, and What’s Next. Like the other courses in this portal, this course offers a variety of tools and resources through videos, downloads, helpful links, and activities.All of the courses within this portal are free, available for anyone, and completely confidential. Registration is not required and no personal information is collected at any time. It is suggested that Internet Explorer is used for the best experience, as some users have experienced errors in Chrome. It is also recommended that your flash player is up to date.If you would like more information about this wonderful resource from the Department of Veterans Affairs, click here.This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the Social Media and Programming Coordination Specialist for the MFLN Family Development Team. The MFLN Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website , Facebook , and Twitter.last_img read more