Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Not yetBut the supposed rematch fell through and Pacquiao signed up with Premier Boxing Champion, which is in alliance with Mayweather.His first opponent for the outfit turned out to be Broner, a 29-year-old four-division world champion who is sometimes called “Mayweather-lite.”“There’s got to be a reason why Floyd has been on TV, he wants the world to know he’s still there,” said Pacquiao consultant Freddie Roach on Saturday.But Pacquiao remained mum and said their previous meetings “were not planned. It was just coincidence. We just happened to be at the same place at the same time.”Mayweather has since fought 19-year-old mixed martial arts fighter Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition match in Japan on New Year’s Eve, expectedly won by the American.ADVERTISEMENT The unbeaten Mayweather, supposedly on retirement now, is scheduled to visit Manila anew soon, according to the same sources.The flamboyant American fighter and promoter is also expected to be at ringside when Pacquiao stakes his WBA regular welterweight crown against Adrien Broner this Saturday (Sunday, Philippine time) at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThat would be the third time the two global boxing superstars will meet since bumping into each other in Japan in September last year when Mayweather, in an Instagram post, said he would face Pacquiao that December.Just recently, the two fighters were at a Los Angeles Clippers game at Staples Center. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Afterward, he watched NBA games and, like he did every single night of his training camp here, handed out dollar bills to Team Pacquiao members who correctly guessed the winning team.Clearly, Pacquiao is in relaxed mood ahead of his fight against Adrien Broner on Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Pacquiao and Mayweather clashed in 2015 with the Filipino legend—suffering from an injured shoulder—finding it very difficult to chase the slippery counter-punching champion.That match has set a record as the richest ever for the sport of boxing with a reported revenue of $600 million.DowntimeOn Sunday night, Pacquiao entertained his team at his LA mansion by singing a famous Freddie Aguilar ditty.Another Filipino folk singer, Florante, was also around.Florante, now based in the United States, joined about 100 Team Pacquiao members and supporters who gave an audience as Pacquiao held a “mini-concert” on the eve of his traditional caravan to Las Vegas.At 40, Pacquiao is taking on a different approach in training. He now allows himself longer breaks to recover.On Sunday, he didn’t work out at all.Instead, he attended church service with his family in the morning. Then, he treated his followers to a Japanese lunch by booking for the entire afternoon the trendy Kabuki Restaurant located at the corner of Vine Street and Hollywood Boulevard.In the early evening, Pacquiao played the guitar and piano at the living room of his mansion along Plymouth Boulevard. WBA WELTERWEIGHT BOUT Two days before 2019, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao sparred for 10 rounds at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California—three rounds against Arnold Gonzalez, three against Lydell Rhodes and four against George Kambosos Jr. Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) is in the most intense phase of training as he prepares for his WBA welterweight world title defense against four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) of Cincinnati on Jan. 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 40-year-old Pacquiao’s training is being supervised by strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune and best friend Buboy Fernandez. —BOXINGSCENE.COM/WENDELL ALINEA-MP PROMOTIONSHOLLYWOOD—Like it or not, the sequel to the mega-rich fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is fast taking shape.Sources privy to the rematch said on Sunday that all parties were on board for a July date either in Russia or London. But Las Vegas is still not out of the equation.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Pacquiao peaking just right In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments
…as GCCA launches programme to address staff shortageIn an era where the aviation sector is rapidly growing, the shortage of human resource capability in the industry needs to be addressed.Director General of GCAA, Egbert Field, Minister with responsibility for housing, Annette Ferguson along with officials from “NexGen” during the launching ceremonyFor this, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Friday launched the “NexGen” programme, geared at sensitising youths about prospects of the sector and getting them involved. This initiative will feature several engaging programmes, targeting children from as young as two years old.The programme was developed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) with a mandate of expanding the industry. According to the Organisation, youth interest in aviation is only at 14 per cent. However, according to Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson, there needs to be a positive change in these figures.Aviation, he noted, plays a vital role in the business of people and their activities. In fact, the sector remains the safest medium for travel.Director General of the GCAA, Egbert Field highlighted that the industry is projected to double in 15 years. However, authorities are presently incapable of meeting that demand.“Aviation in the next 15 years will surely double and that is what has been happening. They’ll need close to 500,000 pilots and engineer and other personnel in the aviation industry. At present, we don’t know how we’re going to fill those positions. That is why the NexGen initiative was launched,” he informed.For children ages two to 12, there is a Galactic Expo planned for next month, where there will be simulators, robots and aeroplane craft competitions under the Star Wars theme. Meanwhile, persons of ages 12 to 18 will be introduced to the regional aviation high flyers club for internships and mentor programmes. Lastly, the 18 to 25 category will feature gatherings at universities and technical institutes.In 2018, the aviation sector globally grew by 7.5 per cent when compared to the previous year. By 2028, it was estimated that the sector will move 6 billion passengers every year.
1 Aston Villa hero Christian Benteke Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is hoping the imminent arrival of Belgian striker Christian Benteke be a big boost to the Reds’ sluggish attacking line.The Merseyside outfit made the Aston Villa star their primary target this summer after netting just 52 times in the Premier League last season – 101 goals less than the previous campaign when Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge almost fired them to the title.And talkSPORT understands Benteke is undergoing the first part of a two-stage medical in London on Monday afternoon with Reds team doctor Andy Massey, who flew in from Adelaide after leaving the club’s pre-season tour early, with the process continuing on Tuesday.After weeks of negotiations, Liverpool finally reached an agreement with Villa on Sunday, with the Reds set to pay £16million up front and the remainder of his £32.5million release clause over the length of his contract at Anfield.“It was just clear we needed to score more goals,” said Rodgers in quotes reported in the Liverpool Echo.“A few years ago we needed to improve our goal tally and we did that and it gave the team a little bit of profit. I feel it was the same this summer.“We were down on our goals. Overall it is the balance we need to improve offensively and defensively and the players that will contribute to both.”The capture of Benteke is seen as a show of support for the manager from owners Fenway Sports Group after a robust end-of-season review of a sixth-placed finish resulted in the sacking of assistant manager Colin Pascoe and first team coach Mike Marsh’s contract not being renewed.England Under-19 manager Sean O’Driscoll, former midfielder Gary McAllister and academy coach Pepijn Lijnders have been added to the backroom staff while there has been significant recruitment on the playing side, with Brazil international Roberto Firmino joining in a £29m deal from German Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.
Box Score (HTML) Then it took less than two minutes for Drake to extend its lead, 14-6 as Kraemer found Steven Doran streaking down the middle of the field for a 28-yard touchdown pass. “Grant did a great job today. If Grant keeps working the offense, man he is going to make us move, because he can throw the ball around,” said Drake head coach Rick Fox. “As long as he keeps doing that and we can accentuate our playmakers and our offensive line plays well, we are going to be alright.” The Bulldogs return to Drake Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 7 as they host Dayton. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Senior Tyler Updegraff led the Bulldog ground game with 69 yards and a touchdown. Drake went into the half with a 21-13 lead after Butler managed to score near the end of the second-quarter. Kraemer then extended Drake’s lead 21-6 with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Connor Ostrander, who ended his day with five catches for 80 yards, midway through second-quarter. Next Game: Full Schedule Roster After missing his first attempt, Grant Kraemer went to complete his next 11 passes for 172 yards, including two touchdowns in Drake’s first three drives. With the help of solid protection up front, Kraemer was able to push the ball down field with 10 of his 11 completions going for 10 or more yards. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Drake University football team used a strong start to earn a 27-16 victory at Butler Saturday afternoon. Tyler Updegraff plunged into the endzone to cap off Drake’s first drive, giving the Bulldogs a 7-3. Drake’s defense then held Butler to another field goal to hold on to a 7-6 lead. Box Score (PDF) Donley then put the game out of reach with a 38-yard field goal, 27-16, with 4:35 left in the game. Drake’s offense opened the second-half with its fourth scoring drive of the game when Danny Donley drilled a 19-yard field goal to put the Bulldogs ahead 24-13. Dayton 10/7/2017 – 1 p.m. Defensively, Sean Lynch racked up a team-high nine tackles and recorded a pass break-up. Story Links Listen Live Watch Live Print Friendly Version Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350AM ESPN Des Moines “The defense played a gutty performance. I’m so proud of the guys, Coach (Todd) Stepsis and the staff on the adjustments they made during the game,” said Fox. For the second-straight game, the Bulldog defense was lights out in the second-half. Drake limited Butler to just 67 yards of total offense, five first downs and three points. Kraemer finished the game with 329 yards passing and went 27-for-40. Mitch MacFarlane, Devin Cates and Doran each recorded six receptions. McFarlane totaled a team-best 87 yards receiving, while Doran and Cates registered 73 and 71 yards, respectively.
Tags: Jose Mourinhopremier league Mourinho was once the best Manager in the world (Photo by Agency)In my book, Jose Mourinho will always be ‘The Special One’.He helped transform Chelsea into Premier League and European heavyweights. Between 2004-2010 when he won two Champions League titles with FC Porto and Inter Milan, he was the world’s leading club manager, ahead of Pep Guardiola and Rafa Benitez.His tactical genius in shackling Pep’s Barcelona on the way to lifting ‘Big Ears’ in 2010 is the stuff of legend. However, I must admit Manchester United’s board was right to show him out of Old Trafford.Mourinho is caught in a time warp. If he is to avoid following Benitez into football oblivion, he must take a sabbatical from the game and reinvent himself. He is still too young to become a national team boss. But a new approach, augmented by assistants to match the team he assembled at Stamford Bridge in 2004 (backroom staff included Rui Faria and Andre Villas-Boas), is necessary.Unlike most Arsenal fans, I am sad for Jose. Onto the next crucial question: Can Mourinho ever succeed at another big club?Of course he can. A reinvented Jose can, for example, put the finishing touches on the Tottenham Hotspur project if Mauricio Pochettino ever chooses to pursue greener pastures at say, Real Madrid or Manchester United.Any club starved for success and looking for a quick fix can benefit from the Portuguese gaffer’s single minded approach to winning silverware. He is a big risk but one that remains worth the gamble.Comments
(Visited 33 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 One would think astronomers would not be stumped in 2013 by common objects like the moon, meteors and stars. But they are. It’s driving them mad.Moon madness: The lunacy begins with Earth’s moon. Here is a body man has walked on, and he still doesn’t understand it. National Geographic discussed “The moon’s mystery,” dispensing with all three of the most popular origin theories that were demolished by the Apollo program. It also dispensed with the currently-leading theory of a glancing blow collision, showing that Apollo samples discredit the idea of another mass with different composition leaving no trace. Variations of the model all have their weaknesses, so the answer must be in the futureware:“The barn door is wide open, and now we have lots of ideas,” Asphaug said. “There probably will be another ‘aha’ moment in five years or so.”But for now, the moon holds on to its mystery.Natural History Magazine (5/13 issue, “Blue Moon” p. 7) corroborated the crisis, saying that the discovery that Earth and Moon share a similar composition works against the popular impact hypothesis: “Overall, the findings throw some big wrinkles into widely accepted theories of how wet the primordial Earth might have been, as well as just how the Moon was born.”Speaking of the moon, Space.com posted a handy guide to Earth’s moon, staying pretty much out of origin theories, only mentioning the impact model in one sentence without listing the problems. Most of the article focuses on facts about the lunar orbit and the moon’s composition.Chondrule madness: Chondrules are curious molten inclusions inside some meteorites that have defied explanation for decades. “Blobs called chondrules in the fabric of rocks from space have long baffled scientists,” Richard A. Kerr wrote in Science Magazine. “A new idea may shed light on their origins, but some experts have given up hope.” He describes the pessimism at a recent conference:How would you like your decades of research on a field’s central problem to be summed up by the statement that “these objects remain as enigmatic as ever”? That was part of the title of a session on the formation of chondrules at the 75th annual Meteoritical Society meeting last year.For half a century, meteoriticists—scientists who study meteorites—have been trying to understand the origin of chondrules: once-molten, millimeter-size blobs of rock that a 19th century scientist called “drops of fiery rain.” Chondrules riddle 85% of the rocks that fall to Earth from the asteroid belt, so meteoriticists are deeply intrigued. And scientists have long presumed that the recipe for making the four rocky planets, including Earth, consisted largely or entirely of chondritic rock. They would like to know how their main ingredient came to be. Yet only two of last year’s 14 talks in that chondrule formation session directly addressed the topic, and both of them described a decades-old idea that has made little headway: chondrules splashing off colliding planetesimals.There is no “unifying paradigm,” and “the field of possible formation mechanisms has hardly been narrowed in decades.” John Wood gave it up years ago and took up oil painting. His student lamented, “However [chondrules] formed, they formed beyond our experience. How do you ever prove it?” The only new idea sounds like a hard sell:But there may be reason for hope. A collaboration of astrophysicists and a meteoriticist has just floated a new mechanism: humongous “short circuits” in the still-forming solar system. All it has to do is run the gantlet of skeptical meteoriticists and astrophysicists.Alan Boss puts this idea on “the bottom of the list.” Others are similarly skeptical. No model has worked. Nobody was there to see what happened. One optimist placed his faith in futureware: “Sooner or later, someone’s going to come up with a mechanism that solves it all.”Star madness: One would think that stars, the most plentiful objects astronomers can see, would be understood by now. In “How did the universe get its stars? An astronomical puzzle,” Space.com shared the dirty secret that most star formation theories rely on previous generations of stars; they have no idea how the first generation of stars formed. It’s a controversial question, and it’s an important one, an astronomer remarked. Without original stars, you have no heavy elements, which theory says formed in stellar interiors. Once again, the solution was sloughed off to some hopeful day in the future.We just thought you should know that textbooks bluff about these matters. People need to know how real scientists feel. They’re frustrated, some are worn out, some are ready to leave and take up oil painting. At least that involves intelligent design.Say, if the “barn door is wide open,” why not let the Biblical creationists in? They have an answer: the universe was created on Day One, and the stars and moon on Day Four. That’s they ‘aha’ moment they need, if they just weren’t so closed minded to intelligent causes.
This scene in a nightclub has earnedNina Grindlay a place in the finals of theSony World Photography Awards.(Image: Nina Grindlay)MEDIA CONTACTS • Nina Grindlay+27 78 457 0458RELATED ARTICLES• SA director makes festival finals• Bieber wins top press photo award• Photoafrica shows Africa’s cityscapes• The boy who sees in pictures• Nikon to nurture young photographersShamin ChibbaBy coupling patience and an eye for detail, a South African student has been selected as one of the finalists for the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards’ Student Focus competition.The announcement came earlier in February that Nina Grindlay, a photography student from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, is short-listed amongst ten finalists from nine different countries for her Nightclub Portrait Series.Grindlay is the only representative from the Africa/Middle East region.She now stands to win US$61 000 (R453 000) worth of Sony digital imaging equipment for her institution when the World Photography Awards ceremony takes place at London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel on 26 April.Capturing a fleeting momentAccording to Grindlay, the picture was part of a series created for an exhibition at Rhodes.She chose the nightclub not as a way to merely capture the scene but as a way of looking at those subtle moments of human interaction within social environs.“I wanted to capture a fleeting moment that people do not usually notice unless it is captured by a camera,” she said.This year’s competition brief was based on the philosophy of the haiku poem. Photographers were asked to take on the role of a haiku poet and capture a decisive moment in time.Grindlay said the subtlety of the image is akin to a haiku and like a poet she spent many hours in various locations patiently waiting to seize that one moment.She is confident about her chances in the competition. “I am an optimistic person but if I don’t win, it’s okay. This is an opportunity to make contacts and meet people.”Since receiving her own disposable camera as a child, the Durban-born photographer has always been intrigued by the way the lens captures the human condition.“I find it amazing that I can freeze a moment in time with the click of a button and that through these pictures, recall all emotions, smells and sounds,” she said.Entering the competitionAccording to the rules of the Student Focus competition, it’s up to the tutor to submit a selection of students’ works.In Grindlay’s instance, senior photography lecturer Brent Meistre entered her into the competition, along with the rest of his third and fourth year students.Meistre said that Grindlay is motivated and has a good eye; traits that will give her a good chance in the final.“She has quite a graphic style. She leans more towards the genre of street photography, meaning that she waits for the moment instead of composing it,” he said. “That is what makes her pictures dynamic and unusual.”However, he did acknowledge that her chance of winning is determined by the second stage of competition. The theme is Your world in colour and photographers are asked to create a series of images that evoke emotion through their choice of colour.Meistre said Grindlay will have to be explorative during this stage in order to impress the judges.Snapping socio-political South AfricaFor Your world in colour, photographers have to capture their images using the latest cameras supplied by Sony. This stage will be completed in each of their resident countries a month before they are to fly to London.For this stage, Grindlay wants to focus her lens on the more socio-political side of South Africa instead of the aesthetic.“Capturing the socio-political aspect is relevant in this country,” she said. “There are a lot of issues we deal with. I want to see the deeper meaning behind the pictures and make the viewer think.”She has already received her Sony camera and is now traversing Grahamstown in search of the perfect shot.About Student FocusStudent Focus finalists were chosen by a panel of three judges, all of whom are World Photography Organisation Academy members.They include Belgian Carl de Keyser, co-founder and director of the XYZ Photography Gallery; the UK’s Sarah Toplis, commissioning editor for Young Tate; and executive director of the Society for Photographic Education in the US, Virginia Morrison.During their stay in London, the Student Focus finalists will receive lectures and master classes from industry leaders and academy members.Their images will also be on show at the month-long World Photo London exhibition, between 27 April and 20 May.The Student Focus competition is a global education programme created by the World Photography Organisation. It is open to universities from around the world that run photography programmes.Since its conception in 2007 when just ten universities from Europe entered, the competition has grown to attract entrants from over 200 institutions across six continents.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This season, Mother Nature is throwing just about everything to farmers around Ohio. Excessive rains, pests and diseases are challenging corn and soybean fields and hindering wheat harvest progress. The Growing Point Agronomy app from DuPont Pioneer can give farmers quick, local answers for any questions that may pop up when scouting fields. Kyle Poling says using the app to get instant answers to issues plaguing crops can help get the ball rolling on mitigating losses as soon as possible.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Eleven Ohio FFA chapters were chosen to receive a $500 grant to participate in the Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program’s (OSGMP) nutritional-awareness campaign, “Food for Thought Challenge.”Introduced at the annual Farm Science Review, Food for Thought is a statewide competition among FFA chapters to increase awareness about the nutritional value of a diet with whole grains, among other healthy behavior changes, in their schools and communities. Participants will create a campaign that will promote small grains in any way they choose.Participating FFA chapters submitted campaign entries in September and were selected in October based on the originality of their campaign ideas.FFA chaptered selected to participate in the Food for Thought challenge include:Cory-RawsonCedarvilleEaton-MVCTCLondonMadison-PlainsMcCombMowrystownNorth UnionRidgedaleRiverdale.The selected chapters met on Nov. 10 at the Ohio FFA center to kick off the contest. Participants met past winners who are serving on the Youth Advisory Board, learned about gluten, received their $500 checks and brainstormed creative ideas for this year’s contest. Many chapters have already begun implementing their campaigns, which include tactics such as promoting the use of student food journals, organizing educational fairs with health-related groups and providing healthy snacks between classes.The FFA chapters will present their campaigns to a panel of judges at the 88th Ohio State FFA Convention on May 3 and 4 at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. One chapter’s efforts will also be selected as the winner and they will be honored with the $2,000 grand award.In 2015 Clear Fork FFA was the winning chapter for their work on educating themselves and others about the value of whole grains through social media, YouTube videos and a professional chef guest speaker.In 2014, FFA students at Zane Trace High School provided healthy whole grain snacks to students at Zane Trace Local Schools and worked closely with kitchen staff to introduce more whole grains into the school’s daily menus. They also visited elementary school classes to discuss healthy eating habits and where food comes from.
Where oh where could it be? Photo by geocacher 3 Williams KidzGeocache Name:To Too Two Easy (GC1XA6W) What was the last geocache that made you smile? Tell us and post photos in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!Share with your Friends:More Photos:Maybe it’s up there. Photo by geocacher SprinklesBChick-A-D struggling to find the cache. Maybe one day she’ll find it.Can you spot it? Photo by geocacher Eispiraten DD What the Geocache owner, Jake92, has to say:“Geocaching friends were visiting from Denver and they thought I had to many difficult caches and I should do a real easy one. This one was really too easy, but they liked it and convinced me to submit it for publishing. So far the cache has never been muggled.I was amazed by the feed back I got from cachers from the U.S. and other countries. The description several of their visits very comical and good sense of humor Some were going to use my idea, which is fine with me. Because of this cache I have met many cachers ,newbies and seasoned.I would like to thank all who have visited to too two easy for the positive responses , the favorites and hope all that visit this cache will leave with a smile.” Difficulty/Terrain Rating:1/1.5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:What makes a great geocache? Does it have to have an amazing container? A beautiful location? An epic puzzle? As far as I’m concerned, the best geocaches are the ones that bring a smile to your face. Just like this one. A breath of fresh air for geocachers who might be a tad frustrated with a hard puzzle, this geocache is relatively easy to spot. Although, by looking at the photos, it would seem that some geocachers still tend to have troubles finding it. SharePrint RelatedSnooping near Snoopy — Take a Deep Breath (GC4M0KY) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 16, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”NOPE. – Arachnophobia (GC2XHEQ) – Geocache of the WeekNovember 27, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”Another one down the drain. – A Crappy Cache (GC35T4T) – Geocache of the WeekFebruary 26, 2015In “Geocache of the Week” What geocachers are saying:“Funniest one yet!!” — hjay6906“Yes!! after 3 DNF’s I finally made a score in Silverton. Way cool and tricky too. Hope the photo doesn’t give away too much and spoil the find.” – ADVTraveler“Okay, this is my kind of cache. Going thru Colorado with far too many DNFs, this one brought a smile to my face. Thanks. SL, left two bits.” – cyclocat