Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Kyrie Irving #11, Marcus Smart #36 and Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics get back on defense after during a 108-107 Los Angeles Lakers win at Staples Center on January 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart will miss about two weeks after cutting his right hand hitting a picture frame.Smart apologized to his teammates, coaches and fans on Twitter on Friday afternoon, saying, “I feel like I let all y’all down.”ADVERTISEMENT Sanchez sets up 2 goals on Man United debut in FA Cup win Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Celtics said Smart returned to Boston after the injury to his right hand “from a non-basketball incident” before Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.Smart says he will learn from it and come back better.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSmart is averaging 10 points and a career-high 4.7 assists this season, his fourth in Boston. He missed a potential winning shot against the Lakers on Tuesday night, then did not play against the Clippers on Wednesday. View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES 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 MOST READ
Controversy has erupted over who erected the Lonestar Tower in Buutuo, a town near the Liberian-Ivoirian border in Nimba County, with each of the parties making claims and counter claims over the erection of the tower in the Buu–Yao Administrative District.The erection brawl over the tower has gone to the extent that Chairman of the Board OF Lonestar Communication, Benoni Urey, and Representative Samuel Korgar of BuuYao Electoral District #5 are no longer on good terms as both men are claiming to be the one responsible for taking “the nation’s #1 GSM company” to that part of the country.At a gathering of residents in Nyor Display Town near Buutuo recently, Mr. Urey told residents, some of whom are his political supporters, that the construction of the Lonestar tower in the region was through the influence of one Joe Touah, a representative aspirant of the district, and not anyone else.Mr. Urey, a businessman turned politician, is the political leader of the All Liberian Party (ALP) that is vying for the presidency in 2017.As one of Lonestar GSM’s shareholders, Mr Urey said he approved the erection of the tower in the region because residents were showing great interest in owning a tower, mainly a Lonestar tower, to enable them to communicate with relatives living outside of the region.He said the GSM company does not erect a tower in any part of the country under political influence, rather the towers are erected on the basis of business or humanitarian initiatives. “So looking at the needs through some prominent citizens’ request, especially Joe Touah, we selected Buutuo to construct one, thus relieving the residents of their communition nightmare.”Mr. Urey was invited to the district by Mr. Touah to speak at a citizens’ retreat in Nyor Display, a town near the home of Senator Prince Y. Johnson. Mr. Urey’s remarks were prompted by rumors in the area that the Buutuo tower was erected through the efforts of Rep. Samuel Korgar. It was also learnt that Lonestar GSM erected two other towers in the district that Rep. Korgar claimed were the result of his office. Urey, however, categorically denied any political influence in the erection of the towers, thereby trashing Rep. Korgar’s claim. In some of his rallies in the district, Rep. Korgar maintained that he was the brain behind the coming of Lonestar GSM to the district, which he said was part of his initiative to create jobs and empower the residents economically.But Mr. Urey categorically rooted out Kogar’s claims, saying, “Lonestar GSM was not brought into the area under the influence of Rep. Korgar, rather through the constant plea from Mr Joe Touah.”Mr. Urey has meanwhile praised Mr. Touah for being a true patriot, who he believes will make a good representation in the Legislature if the BuuYao voters elect him in 2017. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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“He didn’t look like he was hurting one bit,” said Chiefs defensive lineman Lionel Dalton. “He looked like the normal McNabb, one of the greatest quarterbacks in this league.” McNabb took a few pretty good whacks but nothing slowed him down. “It felt like I tweaked it a little,” he said. “Nothing major. This is just something I have to get used to. My body’s reacting differently.” The Chiefs (2-2) took a 24-6 lead with 4:27 left when Dante Hall went 96 yards with a kickoff return following Sheldon Brown’s 40-yard return of an interception of Trent Green. Then Owens and McNabb awakened the defending NFC champs. After Sam Rayburn recovered a Larry Johnson fumble on the 50, McNabb hit Owens for 28 yards and then capped the quick drive with a 7-yard TD pass to the Eagles’ top receiver. “It was like they got all the momentum right there,” said Chiefs guard Brian Waters. “But we just made too many mistakes, too many turnovers.” Todd France, whose first NFL field goal attempt was blocked, made good on a 44-yarder to bring the Eagles to within 24-16. Then McNabb hit Owens twice for a total of 58 yards in a 4-play, 60-yard drive capped by Mike Bartrum’s 3-yard TD catch. A 2-point conversion pass to Brian Westbrook tied it at 24 with 1:54 left in the third and hushed the sellout crowd that had become almost deafening a few minutes before. France put the Eagles ahead 27-24 with a 37-yarder in the fourth quarter. Then Hall fumbled away the ensuing kickoff and McNabb needed just six plays to cover 25 yards, hitting L.J. Smith with a 1-yard TD toss after Smith made a circus catch of a tipped ball on third and seven. France added a 26-yard field goal with 3:22 to go. “We couldn’t knock McNabb down even though we hit him,” Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil said. “What a great football player!” 160Want 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 McNabb, who was also playing with a chest bruise and a sore shin, hit 33 of 48 passes for 369 yards and three touchdowns. “I was just doing whatever I had to do to help my team win,” said McNabb, who was diagnosed last week with a painful strain in the lower abdomen known as a sports hernia. “Nothing is easy in this game especially when your body is in a position where you feel like can’t do what you’re used to doing,” he said. Terrell Owens fueled the comeback by consistently getting open and making 11 catches for 171 yards and a TD. The Chiefs (2-2) closed to within six points with 1:24 left on Trent Green’s 15-yard TD pass to Hall, but the Eagles recovered the onside kick. In rallying the Eagles to a 37-31 victory over the crestfallen Chiefs, neither a painful sports hernia nor a determined Chiefs defense could stop McNabb from doing something Sunday that no other Philadelphia quarterback had ever done: pass for more than 300 yards in three straight games. The Eagles (3-1) scored 28 consecutive points against the same defense which had nearly shut out the New York Jets a few weeks earlier on the same field. KANSAS CITY, Mo. – By the look of things, all those aches and pains were getting to Donovan McNabb. Philadelphia’s first three drives yielded two punts and a blocked field goal, and the Eagles were suddenly down 17-0 in the second quarter at Kansas City. Turns out McNabb is as good leading a comeback as he is at enduring pain.
LA CA?ADA FLINTRIDGE – Scientists and engineers celebrated the Spirit rover’s first martian birthday Monday with congratulatory speeches and birthday cake at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.Albert Haldemann, deputy project scientist, marveled at the two robotic field geologists’ accomplishments. “It’s been a heck of a ride,” he said. “And I’m looking forward to it still going for a while.”Spirit was the first of NASA’s two Mars Exploration Rovers to bounce-land onto the surface of the Red Planet in January 2004 with its twin, Opportunity, following three weeks later.Originally scheduled for 90-day stints on Mars, the rovers are still going strong today.The team celebrated Spirit’s first Earth year of operations last January. But it takes Mars the equivalent of 687 of our days to orbit the Sun, so it wasn’t until Sunday that Spirit had actually been roving for a full martian year.“I think the real high point is we really found the rock evidence that there was liquid water at the surface of Mars way back in Mars history,” Haldemann said.Opportunity was lucky enough to land in an impact crater called Eagle Crater with an outcrop of bedrock straight ahead. The team announced within a couple of months that they had seen evidence in that outcrop’s layered rocks that a shallow, salty sea once flowed on Mars.On the other hand, it took clever planning and tricky maneuvering to get Spirit from its landing site on Gusev Crater to the Columbia Hills where the rover found patches of bedrock and signs of rocks that had once been altered by water.By studying bedrock on Mars for the first time, the rovers learn not just about individual rocks, but about the history of a site on the planet. “They really are robotic field geologists and they’re doing what human geologists do,” Haldemann said.And the rocks Spirit has studied in the Columbia Hills appear to have been transformed by a once very geologically active environment perhaps affected by dynamic activity of volcanoes, wind, impact events and water.The rovers are operating in their third overtime with a supported extension through September 2006. If they survive through that long, the mission will have cost NASA about $900 million.Spirit is now trekking downhill, headed toward a spot dubbed “Home Plate.” email@example.com(626)578-6300, Ext. 4451 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Donegal’s Shellfish Producers who came out in force to consider the potential of the Donegal Food Strategy to their sector.Donegal’s exciting shellfish industry has taken some first steps in a process that local producers hope will see the sector grow and develop in the county.Over thirty commercial producers from the aquaculture sector attended a recent workshop on Depuration (a process of purifying the shellfish from impurities) and what it means for local Donegal Shellfish producers.They are hoping now to build on that process to take steps to develop the industry further in the county. The event was organised by The Food Coast – Donegal’s Good Food Initiative, which was developed by Donegal County Enterprise Board.The event was addressed by a number of speakers including Walter Speirs of the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group who shared his experience, given his involvement in the formation and success of the Scottish Shellfish Marketing group.In his address he explained to the Donegal producers about the challenges the Scottish group had faced and how they worked collectively to develop opportunities.Louise Collins from BIM meanwhile demonstrated the importance of aquaculture to the economy of the county, explaining that Donegal is producing nearly a third of all aquaculture products in Ireland. “In terms of licensed areas, value and tonnage of species, and in terms of the number of people working in the sector it is in the number one aquaculture region in Ireland,” she said.“Pristine growing waters, good sheltered bays and great people that know how to work with the sea all make this a valuable contributor to the economy. The flagship species of this region are salmon, mussels, clams, sea trout and scallop and in excess of 400 people are employed in the industry,” she added.Indeed the BIM executive highlighted the value of aquaculture as a whole to the economy explaining that in 2012 producers farmed nearly 37,000 tonnes of product with exports of €133 million and around 1,700 employed around our coasts.And she said, aquaculture in the north western counties of Donegal and Sligo make up the largest producing area of aquaculture in Ireland with 7,000 tonnes of shellfish produced in 2012 and in excess of €32 million in exports.Eve-Anne McCarron, Business Executive with the Food Coast who organised the event said she was delighted that so many producers in the county had attended to listen to the speakers and indeed to express their aspirations on how the industry could be developed in Donegal. “The event was very much about creating the opportunity to share knowledge and discuss the future of the aquaculture sector in Donegal and it was fantastic to see such a huge interest.“The attendees included both large and small scale producers and they all have a huge part to play in the sector here because it is when they are all combined that makes Donegal such a strong producer base. We now have a list of actions to be carried forward that include challenges and opportunities and we will be working together to try to develop and progress the sector in Donegal,” she said.The meeting was just one of a number of key actions being progressed by Donegal Food Coast who have the role of acting as a central platform for establishing Donegal as a “food county” – a place with a vibrant food culture and food economy.Eve Anne explained that as part of that strategy, The Food Coast has been building stronger links with the local seafood sector, adding they would be hosting a number of events offering the opportunity to discuss the challenges of the sector and encourage activity. “Our aim really is to make this sector stronger and more commercially sustainable and I think we’ve really taken great first steps on that journey after that successful gathering of so many interested parties in Donegal,” she concluded.DONEGAL BUSINESS PEOPLE COME OUT OF THEIR SHELLS was last modified: August 13th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:donegalshellfish
BY EMMET RUSHE: While some of us who train know what to eat when it comes to nutrition, it can be as important to eat the right things at the right times, (before, during and after training), especially if you are an athlete or have specific goals aimed at body composition.I have picked up a few tips that I will share with you below from the Precision nutrition course that I am finishing and from Precision Nutrition’s Dr Krista Scott-Dixon at the European Conference that I attended a few weeks ago.It should be noted that if you are a healthy person and you eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly, you probably do not need Peri-workout nutrition. For people who play sports or compete in them, workout nutrition can be the feather in your cap that gives you the edge over the competition.However, workout nutrition isn’t a magic pill.Your entire diet needs to be right for workout nutrition to be effective.If you haven’t yet got a grasp on your general diet, concentrate on getting that right first and the look at workout nutrition.Recommendations will differ depending on the type of sport that you play and your own body type. The recommendations below will be middle of the road and can easily be adjusted.BEFORE TRAININGWhat you eat before exercise can make a big difference to your performance and recovery.In the 2-three hours before your workout, you’ll want to eat something that helps you to sustain energy, boost performance, hydrate, preserve muscle mass and speed recovery.For a male who is lean with a good amount of muscle mass, you want to have a meal with:2 palm of protein2 palms of vegetables2 cupped palms of carb dense foods.2 thumb lengths of fatsIn a meal this can be potatoes with chicken and veg and any oil used for cooking will be your fat, or if you steam or grill your meat, you can add a knob of butter to your potatoes and veg. If you are a female who is lean with a good amount of muscle mass, you would use that same guide, but reduce each portion down to one serving of each.For people who do not like eating before training, you can use a smoothie around 60 mins before training.The smoothie will follow the same guidelines as above and would look like this;1 scoop protein powder1 fist of veggies (spinach works great in smoothies) 1-2 cupped handfuls of carbs (mixed berries or a banana work great)1 thumb of fats (like mixed nuts or flax seeds)A low-calorie beverage like water or unsweetened almond milkDURING EXERCISEIntra-workout Nutrition is really only necessary for some people:Athletes doing long intense training bouts, people doing multiple daily training sessions, and/or people trying to gain significant amounts of muscle mass.If this isn’t you, you do not need intra workout nutrition.For people who do, endurance athletes and athletes with sports performance goals, you are looking at a Protein and Carb mix of around 2-3:1 ratio.That will look like a smoothie with 15g of Protein and 30-45g of Carbs.This should be sipped during the session for every hour of training you do.If you are trying to drop weight along with training, then 5-10g of BCAA’s will suffice during your session.Sports drinks can be used if your sessions are going to be 90+ mins or if you are going to sweat a lot during your sessions.Look for ones with added electrolytes for replenishing lost salts, hydrating and helping with recovery.POST WORKOUT NUTRITIONThe myth used to be that if you didn’t get nutrition into you 30 mins after training, then the session was practically wasted.This has been proven to be a myth.For all my bro’s out there, there isn’t an ‘anabolic window’ after training.While you don’t have to rush in the door and straight to the fridge the minute you finish at the gym, you still should be having something within 2 hours to speed up recovery.But this is context dependent; what you ate before your workout influences things.If your pre-training meal was a small one or you ate it several hours before training, then it’s probably more important for you to get that post-workout meal or smoothie into your system pretty quickly; usually within an hour of training.If you trained in a fasted state (say, first thing in the morning before breakfast) then it’s also a good idea to eat as soon after your workout as you can.But if you ate a normal sized mixed meal a couple of hours before training (or a small smoothie closer to training), then you have a full one to two hours after training to eat your post-workout meal or smoothie and still maximize the benefits of workout nutrition.The Post Workout meal would be structured the same for men and women as the Pre workout meal discussed earlier.This guide touches on the basics of workout nutrition.If you would like to know how to adjust this to your needs or on the best way to structure your diet for your goals feel free to contact me through the link below.#TrainSmarthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: WORKOUT NUTRITION EXPLAINED was last modified: August 23rd, 2015 by John2Share 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:donegalemmet rushefitness columnletterkennyNutrition
Phillip E. Johnson, the Berkeley law professor who spearheaded the Intelligent Design movement, has been named “Daniel of the Year” by World Magazine (cover story, Dec. 13, 2003, also reproduced on Access Research Network). Johnson has often used the metaphor of a wedge splitting a log. Intelligent design, he believes, is the Wedge of Truth that can split the seemingly impregnable log of scientific naturalism and help society again begin to ask The Right Questions about meaning, origins and destiny. Johnson has had skill not only in writing books and debating evolutionists, but in motivating other scientists to pursue intelligent design in their work. Last night at Biola University, Johnson announced “Wedge Two,” his latest initiative to fight the idols of our day. Naturalism is not a strictly scientific problem, he said; the real issue is cultural. There is a power structure determining who is allowed to determine what is true or false. Like the ancient Mandarins, these elitists put the culture into a form of cognitive slavery. The “eminent materialists” are clinging desperately to their power, but like Napoleon marching against Moscow, may find themselves defeated not by the Russians, but by the weather. By implication, the evidence, not creationism, is causing the downfall of naturalistic science. All he is doing is pointing that out. If Darwinism becomes sufficiently doubted, Johnson believes the cultural implications could be enormous. Marriage, for instance, is no longer considered divinely sanctioned, and art is filled with nihilism. Knowing that Darwinism goes far beyond biology, Johnson called together some cultural leaders at Biola to consider ways to reinvigorate the arts and humanities with design and meaning again, as it once was before 200 years of Enlightenment thinking gradually imposed strict naturalism on culture. “The first step in a seemingly impossible task,” he said, “is to know you can do it.”See also Mark Looy’s editorial about Phillip Johnson at Answers in Genesis.In this life, there are few honors higher than being compared to Daniel, the faithful prophet who withstood the idols – and the lions – of his day without compromise. Establishment scientists have been ruthless in their attacks on Johnson, but as John Perry cleverly writes, Johnson “continues to befriend the lions even as he declaws them intellectually.” The Darwinists try to dismiss him as a non-scientist, but they cannot withstand the blows of his logic. A law expert can be better qualified than a scientist to expose flawed arguments and focus on the basic questions of a case. Perry’s excellent profile in World is highly recommended reading. Congratulations to the “courtly combatant,” as Perry calls him, whose steadfast opposition to idolatry, never vituperative but eminently convincing – along with his influential leadership – makes him truly the leading edge of the wedge. Will we see Babylon fall in our lifetime? If so, be prepared for Persia, too.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
13 December 2007Tyco Telecommunications has announced that it has started construction on the US$650-million Seacom undersea fibre-optic cable, which will link southern and eastern Africa with India and Europe by 2009, bringing down connectivity costs on the continent.“Seacom’s offerings will complement communication carriers of south and east africa through the sale of wholesale international capacity to global networks eastward through India and westward through Europe,” Tyco said in a statement on Wednesday.“The system will provide African retail carriers with equal and open access to inexpensive bandwidth, removing the international infrastructure bottleneck and supporting east and south African economic growth.”According to Tyco, the increased capacity of the cable as compared to existing infrastructure will enable the greater availability and lower cost of high-demand services such as high definition television (HDTV), peer to peer networks and internet protocol television (IPTV).Majority African ownedSouth African companies will own half of the private equity funded Seacom undersea fibre-optic cable, with total African ownership of the cable to reach 75%.The future of the 15 000km SEA Cable System (Seacom) was previously in doubt when Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri announced that any cable landing in the country would have to be majority South African owned.Business Day reported in November that local investment company VenFin was putting in $75-million for a 25% stake in the project, while black economic empowerment companies Shanduka and Convergence Partners were each taking a 12.5% stake worth $37.5-million.The paper added that Industrial Promotion Services, a unit of Kenya-based development agency the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, had also taken a 25% stake in the cable, making it majority-owned by African investors.The group had already awarded a $10-million marine survey and engineering contract to American-based Tyco Telecommunications.“East and South African user demand for international bandwidth, whether for business, institution or individual use, has greatly surpassed the existing supply,” Herakles Telecom vice president Brian Herlihy said in the statement by Tyco. “Seacom, as an international submarine cable system, will provide significant supply at affordable prices.”According to Business Day, New York-based Herakles Telecom is a development group that has invested some $4-billion in Africa, and owns 25% of the cable.South Africa’s second national operator, Neotel, is not part of the cable-building consortium, but owns the landing rights as part of its licence and will contribute R20-million toward the project, with funds going toward the cable landing station and all related facilities within South African territory.‘Cable a success story’“We are particularly excited that the South African investors in Seacom have a 50% stake, making this [cable] one of the country’s success stories”, Neotel managing director Ajay Pandey said in a company statement.Seacom will have a capacity of 1.28 terabits per second, which is approximately 10 times the current capacity of the SAT-3 cable which runs along Africa’s west coast and connects South Africa to Europe.According to Neotel, the cable should be ready for service during 2009, placing South Africa in a much stronger position to support the 2010 Fifa World Cup, whose demand for international bandwidth, and in particular high definition television broadcasting, will be unprecedented.In addition, Neotel states it will operate the local landing station and facilities on an open access basis, thus stimulating the country’s international bandwidth market.“Neotel remains committed to a new era in the telecoms industry of South Africa where access to international bandwidth will not be as constrained.” Pandey said.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are trying to get caught up on a lot of fronts. You kind of put everything aside when you get caught up in the heat of battle during harvest. I am working on some finances today. We are all guilty of shoving paperwork aside because we’d much rather be outside working. We are working on the year-end financials to make decisions about the year ahead.We still have some beautiful weather to get stuff cleaned up and put everything away and we are still working on that as well. Guys around here really took advantage of the good weather to hammer the rest of their acres out. I have seen a corn field out here or there but harvest is pretty well wrapped up with just a few exceptions.The corn was below trend line, which is what we thought all along, but the beans were a pleasant surprise. It is not all that uncommon to have a good bean year and not have a great corn year. They have two different types of reproduction cycles and they can perform very differently in the same environment.