FEU overcomes 20-point deficit, downs UP for 7th straight win

first_img30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas We are young Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila MOST READ Deng looking forward to Lakers renaissance BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 EDITORS’ PICK Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol towncenter_img “We knew from the start that it would be a really, really hard game playing a team like UP,” said FEU head coach Nash Racela.“Sa bad start namin, masyado kaming passive. So sa second half, we just worked for it,” said team captain Jose.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentFEU extended its winning run to seven games and solidified its hold of the second spot at 8-2.The Tamaraws tightened their defensive screws in the last three quarters that had the Fighting Maroons scoring just 48 points with only 6:25 left after their 28-point first period. Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Jet Manuel led UP with 16 points and his last 3-pointer trimmed FEU’s lead down to three, 63-60, with exactly a minute remaining. Paul Desiderio added 13 but he missed a potential game-tying triple.Still down three, UP guard Dave Moralde threw away a baseline inbound pass before Jose secured the offensive rebound off his two missed free throws with 2.9 ticks left to preserve the victory.FEU won despite having only nine assists with 15 turnovers and missing nine of its 21 attempts at the free throw line.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Tamaraws vs UP Maroons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion Far Eastern University rose from 20 points down to beat a rejuvenated University of the Philippines side, 63-60, in the UAAP Season 79 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Raymar Jose scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the second half that went with 12 rebounds for the Tamaraws, who overcame their worst start this season when they fell behind, 28-8, after the first quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughterlast_img read more

Climate change is making waves stronger and putting coastlines at risk

first_imgArticle published by Mike Gaworecki Adaptation To Climate Change, Climate Change, Coastal Ecosystems, Environment, Global Warming, Impact Of Climate Change, Marine Ecosystems, Ocean Crisis, Ocean Warming, Oceans, Oceans And Climate Change, Research According to research published in the journal Nature Communications this month, the energy of ocean waves has grown over the past seven decades, which could have significant implications for coastal communities and ecosystems.The energy in ocean waves is transmitted from the wind. As the upper ocean has warmed, wind patterns have been affected globally, resulting in stronger ocean waves. The researchers behind the Nature Communications study say they found a long-term trend of wave power increasing globally in direct association with historical warming of the ocean surface.The researchers say their results show that global wave power could be used as an indicator of global warming similar to how atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration levels, global sea level rise, or global surface atmospheric temperatures are used now. Global climate change is impacting Earth’s oceans in a number of ways, from higher water temperatures and rising sea levels to acidification and oxygen depletion.Now, scientists have reported another change to oceans  wrought by global warming: According to research published in the journal Nature Communications this month, the energy of ocean waves has grown over the past seven decades, which could have significant implications for coastal communities and ecosystems.The energy in ocean waves is transmitted from the wind. As the upper ocean has warmed, wind patterns have been affected globally, resulting in stronger ocean waves. The researchers behind the Nature Communications study say they found a long-term trend of wave power increasing globally in direct association with historical warming of the ocean surface.“For the first time, we have identified a global signal of the effect of global warming in wave climate,” Borja G. Reguero, a researcher in the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the United States and the study’s lead author, said in a statement. “In fact, wave power has increased globally by 0.4 percent per year since 1948, and this increase is correlated with the increasing sea-surface temperatures, both globally and by ocean regions.”Previous analyses of the global wave climate, or how wave characteristics change over time, have tended to focus on historical trends in mean and extreme values for parameters such as wave height, Reguero and co-authors note. Wave heights have increased in recent decades, especially at higher latitudes in both hemispheres.“Satellite-based altimeter measurements from 1985 to 2008 reveal increases of 0.25% per year for the 90th wave height percentile and 0.50% per year for the 99th percentile, in both hemispheres,” the researchers write in the study. “[D]ata also show significant increases in extreme wave heights at the high latitudes of the southern hemisphere, 0.25–0.9% per year for the 90th percentile in the north Atlantic and the north Pacific, and decreases in the mid-latitudes.” In addition to changes in wave heights, wave periods have also increased, and the direction of waves has shifted in some cases, such as in the southern ocean and in the north Atlantic.Changes in global wave energy have received less attention, the researchers say, “particularly in the context of climate change.” They add that wave power has not been studied as a climate change indicator yet, but they found that “it can potentially characterize the long-term behavior of the global wave conditions better than wave heights.”Study co-author Inigo J. Losada, director of research at the Environmental Hydraulics Institute at Spain’s University of Cantabria, said that the study results show that global wave power could be used as an indicator of global warming similar to how atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration levels, global sea level rise, or global surface atmospheric temperatures are used now.Understanding how global wave power responds to oceanic warming also has important implications for adapting coastlines to the impacts of climate change on infrastructure, coastal cities, and small islands. Wave power is a “key driver of coastal change and flooding,” the authors of the study write, and as wave energy increases, the effects will become more profound.For instance, as sea levels rise, more wave energy will reach shore, exacerbating impacts to shorelines. But regional differences in upper-ocean warming will mean that wave power changes are different in each ocean basin. This variability in wave energy across regions and at different times of the year are most apparent in the heightened flooding and erosion risks to Pacific coastlines during El Niño events, “which are explained by our [wave power] patterns,” according to the authors. “Regionally, changes in the extratropical generation areas of the Southern Ocean and North Pacific, where the [wave power] is more severe, should receive special attention.“Our results indicate that risk analysis neglecting the changes in wave power and having sea level rise as the only driver may underestimate the consequences of climate change and result in insufficient or maladaptation,” co-author Fernando J. Méndez, associate professor at Universidad de Cantabria, said in a statement.CITATION• Borja G. Reguero, Iñigo J. Losada, & Fernando J. Méndez. (2019). A recent increase in global wave power as a consequence of oceanic warming. Nature Communications 10. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08066-0Featured Image: Photo by Michael Goyberg.center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

Missing wood leads to attack on employee

first_imgLegal proceedings have been initiated against the Production Manager of Cummings Wood Products, Joshua Cummings after he allegedly lured an employee to the environs of the Linden- Soesdyke Highway, where the work was reportedly beaten by a gang over some missing wood.Joshua CummingsRepresented by Attorney-at-Law Jerome Khan, the 21-year-old former student of Queen’s College was arraigned before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Wales Magistrate’s Court, where he denied allegations to the effect that on May 22, 2017, he assaulted Virtual Complainant (VC) Dwaine Wilkinson, occasioning actual bodily harm.Reports are the VC, who is employed as a truck driver at the said company, and his boss had embarked on a journey on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway to purchase an engine for a Caterpillar machine when he was attacked by several men with pieces of wood.According to Wilkinson’s version of the events, he thought that they were both being attacked until his boss confronted him unharmed and demanded to know what happened to the missing lumber. The injured man was reportedly dropped off at the residence of an acquaintance and was told that if anyone enquired, he should say he was attacked by some men to whom he is indebted.Conversely, the defence counsel for Cummings related the defendant’s version of events, which was in total contradiction to the VC’s version. Attorney Khan bashed the “fabricated allegations” attesting that the claims stem from a failed attempt to rob Cummings, as the initial plan “backfired”.The lawyer related that Wilkinson had told his client that he knew someone on the highway, who was willing to sell them an engine for their equipment. The truck driver then suggested that they take the drive on the afternoon of May 22 to consult with the potential seller, to which his boss wholeheartedly agreed.Khan continued that the VC had instructed his client to pick him up at the company’s branch in Yarakabra, and Cummings complied. The defendant was reportedly further instructed to divert off the main road onto an unfamiliar trail when Wilkinson suggested that they abandon the vehicle to “look” for the buyer. At this point, a suspicious Cummings objected and opted to remain in his vehicle which contained large sums of cash among other valuables, as Wilkinson disappeared along the deserted trail for several minutes.Following the VC’s failure to return after 10 minutes, Cummings became more suspicious, the Attorney reported, as attempts to call him on his cellular phone proved futile, since the area was outside of signal reach. The defendant then decided to drive out back to the public road; he contacted his father as soon as he had signal coverage and relayed what happened to him. The senior Cummings ordered that his son abort the journey for his own safety after suspecting that something was amiss. By the time the young man returned home, it was dark and it was only until the next morning upon receiving a call from the Police that he became aware that Wilkinson was battered in relation to wood being missing at his lumber yard, according to the allegations put to him by officials.Khan related that his client cooperated at all times with Police during the course of the investigation, providing a full statement under caution in which he denied any knowledge of the occurrence.Based on reports reaching this publication, the VC furthermore tried to fabricate evidence by rounding up persons to testify in his favour which only came to light recently when they (the alleged witnesses), during a confrontation with Police, revealed that they were coerced to give false statements in court.Cummings was granted bail in the sum of $30,000 and the matter was transferred to the Linden Magistrate’s Court to be heard on July 4.last_img read more

Wind warning continues for North and South Peace

first_img3:48 AM PST Sunday 12 February 2017Wind warning in effect for:B.C. North Peace RiverB.C. South Peace RiverStrong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.Winds will reach gusts of 90 km/h later this morning.A strong ridge of high pressure will remain just to the south of BC as a deep low pressure centre crosses the southern Yukon today. The resulting southwest flow over the central BC will strengthen this morning. Winds will ease this evening as the low moves eastward.Advertisement UPDATE:  Environment Canada now says we could see wind gust from 80 km/h to 100 km/h.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A wind warning issued Saturday remains in effect for the B.C. Peace region.  The warning says gusts could reach up to 90 km/h Sunday morning.A southwest flow over central B.C. will strengthen Sunday morning causing the extreme wind gusts.  Winds will then ease Sunday evening as the low moves to the east.- Advertisement -The City of Fort St. John issued a warning Saturday saying events at the annual High on Ice Winter Fest may have to be cancelled if the forecast for high winds is correct.  As of Sunday morning, all of the events planned for Sunday were a go.  If that changes, updates will be posted on our Facebook page or you can also check the City’s Facebook page.The strong winds have caused several power outages in the B.C. Peace.  As of 7 a.m. Sunday morning there were 5 small outages affecting just under 300 customers in the area of Hudson’s Hope and near Chetwynd.  For updates on power outages, visit www.bchydro.com/outagesBelow is a copy of the full weather warning from Environment Canada.Advertisement Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.last_img read more

This happened after Murphy’s brilliant goal for Leeds v Bournemouth

first_imgLuke Murphy’s stunning goal for Leeds was enough to beat Championship leaders Bournemouth at Elland Road.The club are now six points clear of the relegation zone, while their opponents remain top, one point in front of Boro, who beat Cardiff.Leeds’ last win came on 29 November when they beat Derby 2-0 and supporters have had to endure an eight-game winless run which has included five defeats.Midfielder Murphy has been at the club since moving from Crewe in 2013 and following the 25-year-old’s first half goal, fans got pretty excited (check out the Vine below his goal)… 1 Luke Murphy last_img

Let’s get over student underachievement

first_imgBut here is what’s well worth doing something about. School performance is closely related to income levels, and students in low-income neighborhoods are mostly Latino or black. We can’t assume that all, or even most, come from families indifferent to success. We also can’t assume that nothing can be done to raise test scores at underperforming schools in poor neighborhoods. There are too many success stories that prove the opposite, in high-performing districts like Long Beach and Garden Grove (both winners of the prestigious Broad Award), but some in low-performing districts, too. Sacramento Bee columnist Daniel Weintraub pointed out that students at Ralph Bunche Elementary School in Compton outperform their peers consistently despite the fact that 97 percent of them are low-income. In the latest test scores, 79 percent of black fourth-graders and 71 percent of Latino fourth-graders at Bunche were proficient in math, compared with 30 percent in the rest of Compton Unified. The Bunche school at one time was in the bottom 10 percent of schools statewide, and now ranks among the best. The transformation began a few years ago when Mikara Solomon Davis became principal while still in her 20s and put together a group of teachers who, like her, were determined to show that all students can learn. Dozens of other schools have demonstrated the same thing, although statewide, hundreds are failing. We can do better, which is what nearly all parents want for their children. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has said he wants to bring together legislators of both parties and educators next year to focus on improving schools and closing the education gap. That’s a big order, considering the burdens of poverty and the challenges of cultural differences. But, as the Bunche school and a growing list of many others have shown, we know it can be done.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Some public officials are tippy- toeing around reports that show Latino and black students perform worse than Asians and whites even when they aren’t from poorer families. They should get over it. They also shouldn’t make the mistake Jack O’Connell, state schools superintendent, did in calling it a racial achievement gap. It has nothing to do with race, at least directly. It’s a cultural phenomenon, usually a negative but not always. For example, can you imagine a healthy, happy, hard-working family with strong moral values but, for whatever cultural reasons, without much interest in high academic performance or material wealth? We can. Why fret about changing their goals? last_img read more

14 stars who should complete transfers before deadline day

first_imgSound the klaxons and ready the fax machines – transfer deadline day is imminent.All deals have to be done by 11:00pm on Wednesday night and we have no doubt all 20 Premier League teams are frantically trying to arrange transfers in and out.There are usually the odd surprise deals to go through as some managers keep their cards close to their chests, but others are a little more signposted.READ MORE: Premier League transfers: Done deals so far in summer 2016So, with just days to go, we have taken a look at 14 players who could be set to move on before the window shuts.Click the right arrow above to see which players we think are about to seal transfers… 6. Vicente Iborra (Sevilla) – A £7m deal to Sunderland looked to be done but has stalled slightly. The Sevilla man should sign but it could take some wrangling. 2. Joe Hart (Manchester City) – Claudio Bravo has arrived, Willy Caballero has usurped him, and a transfer is surely on the horizon. Sunderland and Torino are currently front-runners, while AC Milan reportedly have an interest too. 9. Calum Chambers (Arsenal) – In desperate need of a long run in a first-team, the ex-Southampton youngster could be leaving the Gunners on loan before the end of the transfer window. 1. Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool) – Click the right arrow above to see which stars are likely to move clubs before the transfer window shuts this week… – The Frenchman has not had a great couple of months, even if he has been exonerated over an alleged failed drugs test. Now he is being frozen out at Anfield and a loan deal before Wednesday seems likely. 14 10. Lazar Markovic (Liverpool) – A player who looked like a real talent at Benfica, Markovic has not been a success at since joining the Reds for £20m in 2014. He spent last year with Fenerbahce and got two goals in 20 appearances, another transfer, either temporary or permanent, seems likely. 14 14 14 5. Nacer Chadli (Tottenham) – An unpredictable player who has a knack for scoring important goals, the Belgian has not featured once during three games so far and, despite interest from Swansea, appears close to joining West Bromwich Albion. 11. Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (Marseille) – Reportedly already training with Tottenham, the winger has not completed a deal yet, despite talk of a move starting in July. It will finally go through this week, unless Daniel Levy has other plans… 14 14 7. Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City) – A £32m signing just two summers ago, the Frenchman has struggled to meet high standards at the Etihad. He now seems set to leave the club following John Stones’ arrival and Nicolas Otamendi’s continuing improvement. A loan deal is most likely and Spurs reportedly have an interest. 14 14 14 14 8. Ryan Mason (Tottenham) – Spurs could be seeing one of their longest serving players leave this week, Mason has been at the club since being recommended by former midfielder Micky Hazard aged just eight. He has not managed to hold down a starting role since his impressive 2014/15 season, but could flourish at another club with Hull and Sunderland interested. 14 4. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) – After much transfer chit-chat, surely the French dynamo will get his move away from St James’ Park? Several clubs retain an interest in the player but may need the Magpies to drop their valuation before making swoops. 3. Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) – He may have scored his first goal since March 2014 to equalise against Sunderland as the two sides drew 1-1, but a loan deal and regular football seems like it is on the cards for the England international. 14 12. Clinton N’Jie (Tottenham) – Still floating around in state of purgatory due to the Nkoudou deal, N’Jie will finally get his loan switch when Tottenham sign the Frenchman. 14 14 13. Hal Robson-Kanu (Free Agent) – You might think the Welshman would have sealed an early transfer following his Euro 2016 heroics in France, but he has not been able to get a move so far. He does not have to get a deal done by deadline day but he might want to find a club ASAP, or he will lose all he gained over the summer. 14. Mario Balotelli (Liverpool) – If the former Golden Boy wants to kick start his career, he needs to find a new club, and fast. Turned down by practically every Serie A club, his options diminish by the day, and his stardom fades.last_img read more

Arsene Wenger reveals key duo could return for Middlesbrough clash

first_img1 Laurent Koscielny and Petr Cech Laurent Koscielny and Petr Cech have an 80 per cent chance of being fit for Arsenal’s clash with Middlesbrough.The pair have both been sidelined recently through injury and they missed the Gunners’ 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Monday night.However, Arsene Wenger has revealed both men are in contention to return for this Monday’s trip to the Riverside.“From the last game, I believe that we have a chance of getting Petr Cech back in the squad,” said Wenger.“Laurent Koscielny is joining in today [Friday]. If their tests are positive, they will come back into the squad for Monday’s game.“[Their chances of playing are] 80 per cent. At the moment it’s pretty good, but sometimes the 20 per cent can play a villain’s part in the final preparation.”last_img read more

INDOT Closes U.S. Highway 31 Between Henryville-Scottsburg

first_imgU.S. 31 SOUTHBOUND traffic take State Road 56 to Interstate 65 at ScottsburgU.S. 31 NORTHBOUND traffic take S.R. 160 to I-65 at Henryville Motorists are advised to use these alternate routes: The collapse of a 36-inch drainage pipe under U.S. Highway 31 near the 28 mile marker has flooded the north-south roadway in both directions by as much a three feet. Shortly before 5 p.m., Indiana Department of Transportation officials closed U.S. 31 to all traffic.center_img For highway information, monitor social media sites: www.Facebook.com/INDOTSoutheast and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast.  Verify travel plans at TrafficWise:  http://www.trafficwise.in.gov.  No timetable for repairs has been established at this time.  Officials do not believe the highway will fully open to traffic within the next 24 hours.last_img read more