Ray Allen visits Lyceum, tells unbeaten Pirates: ‘You have to work harder’

first_imgThe Pirates, who are undefeated this NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament after nine games in the first round, got a surprise of a lifetime as NBA veteran Ray Allen dropped by their team dinner on Tuesday.Lyceum’s top gun CJ Perez shared that the whole team was shocked to meet the legendary sharpshooter, who is in the country for a couple of days.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We’re surprised to see someone like Ray Allen go to our school. It’s a rare thing to happen for us,” he said.In the video posted by Lyceum’s official page, the two-time NBA champion was seen shaking everyone’s hands before asking, “I heard you guys were in first place?” Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Allen preached the value of practice to the team in his five-minute impromptu speech, instilling to the young Pirates that the pain comes before the pleasure while encouraging them to continue working hard as they prepare for the bigger wars ahead.“It’s hard when you’re at the top, right? Because you have to work extra hard,” said Allen. “One of the things that I’ve always prided myself on, in my whole career, is execution. Now you have to work harder because you can’t sneak up on anybody anymore.”“Now, the teams you’re supposed to beat are going to play you extra tough, like you’re the world champions. Now, you have to not get tired of the process. You don’t win a championship the day they give you the trophy. You win a championship every morning you wake up at six. That’s where the reward comes.”Perez said he was honored to meet someone like Allen, who has won two titles in the NBA with the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat.“We’re all starstruck and we’re very happy because he told us what we need to do, which is to continue preparing hard because we’re the number one team and the other teams are already going after us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lyceum gets all the good things these days.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacueescenter_img Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LOOK: UFC fighters Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne share photos from their wedding Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View commentslast_img read more

Real Madrid on worst goalless run in 12 years with CSKA loss

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Back then, Ruud van Nistelrooy scored to get Real out of its slump. This time around, Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui says he’s keeping faith in Karim Benzema, who hasn’t scored in six games.“It’s not just a problem for Benzema but for all the attacking players,” Lopetegui said through a translator. “We need to keep creating chances, that’s all we can do. I’m sure that sooner or later we’ll start scoring, with this level of dedication.”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 ChrissMadrid hit the woodwork three times against a Russian team which went — and stayed — ahead through Nikola Vlasic’s goal in the second minute on a frustrating night for the reigning European champion.Madrid lost 3-0 at Sevilla on Wednesday in the Spanish league and drew 0-0 in Saturday’s Madrid derby against Atletico. CSKA midfielder Nikola Vlasic, center, scores his side’s opening goal during a Group G Champions League soccer match between CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)MOSCOW — Not since the days of David Beckham has Real Madrid gone so long without scoring.Tuesday’s 1-0 loss to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League was the Spanish giant’s third game without a goal — its worst run since the 2006-07 season.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Juventus stadium partly closed for 1 match for racist chantscenter_img “Playing at home, the early goal was the ideal situation for CSKA but we couldn’t use our chances,” Lopetegui said.With Sergio Ramos rested, the reigning European champion’s defense seemed disjointed and it conceded early when Vlasic intercepted a pass from Toni Kroos and struck the ball low past Keylor Navas.Madrid slowly found its way into the game but had to contend with a tightly packed CSKA defense. Casemiro hit the post in the 28th minute with a speculative shot, Benzema headed onto the bar in the 40th, and Mariano Diaz headed onto the post late on.Even with nearly 70 percent possession and Luka Modric introduced off the bench, Real couldn’t break down CSKA and offered the Russian team chances on the counterattack.The game ended in particularly frustrating style for Madrid as repeated headers from Diaz missed the target. Deep into stoppage time, CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was sent off after collecting two quick yellow cards in a dispute with the referee. It came too late for Real.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Akinfeev and right-back Mario Fernandes celebrated their second surprise win over Spanish opposition in three months after being part of the Russia side which beat Spain on penalties at the same stadium during the World Cup.When Dani Carvajal limped off just before halftime, Madrid seemed set to add to an injury list which already contains Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Isco.“It’s a muscle injury but we need to wait for the results of the analysis,” Lopetegui said.Roma beat Viktoria Plzen 5-0 helped by Edin Dzeko’s hat trick in Tuesday’s other game in Group G. That leaves CSKA the surprise group leader with four points, ahead of Madrid and Roma with three each and Plzen on one point.Real had a tough reception in Moscow, with the home crowd packing the vast Luzhniki stadium on a chilly night.Since arriving in Moscow on loan from Everton, the 20-year-old Vlasic has scored key goals for CSKA, salvaging a 2-2 draw away to Plzen in CSKA’s Champions League opener, and rescuing a point in a 1-1 derby draw with rival Spartak Moscow.“He was fantastic, not just in this game but in the games before too,” CSKA coach Viktor Goncharenko said. “He understood he had to be a leader and took that mantle.”Akinfeev, a hero of Russia’s win over Spain in the World Cup, stopped Carvajal and Marco Asensio’s shots either side of the break. Fyodor Chalov could have put CSKA 2-0 up in the 18th but his shot was weak and saved by Navas.Lopetegui’s team faces Alaves and Levante in the Spanish league, then Plzen in the Champions League, before the Oct. 28 “clasico” at Barcelona. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

Region 6 students benefit from pure water project

first_imgThe Rotary Club of New Amsterdam (RCNA) has commissioned its seventh Public Schools Pure Water Initiative, benefiting thousands of children in the East Berbice-Corentyne (Region 6) area.The RCNA, in collaboration with the Bank of Nova Scotia, has commissioned the clean water system at the All Saints Primary School in New Amsterdam. This project ensures that water goes through a filtration process before being stored in tanks for use afterwards for drinking or cooking purposes.Current President of the Rotary Club of New Amsterdam, Rafeek Kassim, is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as assuring that the RCNA would continue to carry out projects that would positively impact young people in the East Berbice-Corentyne area. He also thanked the management and staff of the Bank of Nova Scotia for coming on board the project.Also present at the ceremony commissioning this Public Schools Pure Water Initiative were Regional Chairman David Armogan; Manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia’s New Amsterdam Branch, Vibert Jones; Representative of the Department of Education – Primary Level, Lalchand Sadick; teachers and students of the school, and members of the community.A number of other entities have committed to coming on board with the RCNA to continue this initiative. Cumberland, Fort Ordnance, Sheet Anchor, St Theresa’s, and Edinburgh Primary schools, along with the Canje Secondary School, have already benefited from this project.last_img read more

KOC Flyers to host North Central Bulls tomorrow

first_imgLast time they were in action, the KOC Flyers dropped a 6-2 decision to the Peace River Sabres.The Flyers currently sit in third place in the Rural Black North Division with 24 points, three points behind Fort McMurray Barons, and four points behind the Peace River Sabres.After tomorrow’s game, the KOC Flyers will take on Peace River Sabres on December 22.- Advertisement –last_img

Pensioner strangled to death in bed with mosquito net

first_imgA female pensioner was discovered lifeless inside of her wooden cottage-style house at Bourda Street, Georgetown.Dead is 67-year-old Marva Oudkirk of Lot 241 Bourda Street, Georgetown.Reports are that Oudkirk’s daughter visited her mother’s home on Thursday evening after attempts to contact her proved futile. This newspaper was told that as the woman approached her mother’s home, she noticed that the house was locked. However, after several calls and no response, Oudkirk’s daughter gained entry into the home by removing the wooden floorboard from under the house.According to reports, upon entering Oudkirk’s bedroom, the daughter noticed that her mother, who lived alone, was laying on the bed, unresponsive, with a mosquito net tightly wrapped around her neck.As such, the woman raised an alarm and the Police were called to the scene. The body was taken to Lyken’s Funeral Home.This newspaper was told that it is believed that the woman was strangled to death inside of her bedroom sometime between 16:30h on Wednesday and 18:30h on Thursday. According to a Police source, the deceased was last seen alive by her daughter on Wednesday.It is unclear at this time as to whether the woman was murdered during a robbery attempt and how many persons were involved in her death.Up to press time, no arrests have been made but Police are presently conducting investigations.last_img read more

We didn’t disrespect Mourinho, insists Guardiola

first_imgAccusing City of disrespect, Mourinho took a swipe at the Premier League champions, claiming “you cannot buy class”, for the way it features him and United in the programme.But, after City swept aside Huddersfield at Eastlands, Guardiola addressed the claims and insisted his club had not intended to insult their neighbours.“That is true, you cannot buy class. I agree with Jose,” Guardiola said.“I think we lived an amazing season last season, there were cameras. We did it for ourselves.“I don’t agree with Jose in terms of being disrespectful to them. This was not our intention, just to film what happened last season.“But I think we are a club that is trying to grow, trying to win titles and we did it for ourselves, for the fans, to see what happened in our locker room.“It’s his opinion, it’s Jose’s opinion. Another guy is going to say ‘we like it’ another guy will say ‘no’. But I agree with him, class you cannot buy.”On the field, there was nothing to trouble the City manager, whose team enjoyed a three-goal performance from 30-year-old striker Sergio Aguero, who has now scored nine Premier League hat-tricks for the club.Aguero, who underwent knee surgery in March, might have scored even more, missing two clear chances and striking a post in the second half.“Three goals a game is okay!” said Guardiola. “I am not going to demand he’s more clinical.“Since he came back I saw him from the first second, from the first minute, wow. He came back perfect.“I think, the surgery from the doctor helped a lot. He feels free now, he suffered the last years with some problems.“When this happens he is one of the best, best, strikers in the world without a doubt. What can you say?”– Motivated Silva –Aguero opened the scoring after 25 minutes, with a brilliant lob over goalkeeper Ben Hamer following a long pass from City’s own keeper Ederson, and added the third when Hamer failed to hold a Benjamin Mendy cross.Gabriel Jesus claimed the second after neat inter-play with Mendy, although Jon Gorenc Stankovic pulled a goal back for the visitors from a long throw-in just before half-time.In the second half, Aguero claimed his hat-trick on 75 minutes from another Mendy cross and Terence Kongolo’s own goal completed the scoring.But the highlight of the game was David Silva’s superb 48th minute free-kick, scored in front of his son Mateo who was born prematurely eight months ago, requiring the Spanish star to return frequently to Valencia last season to be with his family.“Of course, he was so motivated because his family, parents, wife, and especially Mateo were here,” said Guardiola.“He scored an amazing goal for him. His son will never forget the first time he saw his father play football, he scored this outstanding goal.“We met him the first time a two days ago. Today, he was in the locker room with all the team, all the squad.“Last season was a tough moment for all his family. Fortunately the little boy fought a lot and he is here.“It’s a special day for him, for us, for David.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists his club didn’t disrespect Jose Mourinho © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 19 – Pep Guardiola saw his rampant Manchester City beat Huddersfield 6-1 before denying accusations that his club had disrespected Jose Mourinho in a recent documentary.The eight-part series, entitled ‘All or Nothing’, was released by streaming service Amazon last week and has angered Manchester United manager Mourinho.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, March 3

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Chelsea are considering a move for Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel. The veteran American goalkeeper joins QPR’s Robert Green, Celtic star Craig Gordon and Norwich’s John Ruddy on list of possible replacements for Petr Cech in the summer. (Daily Telegraph)Manchester United target Memphis Depay ‘has the option’ to leave PSV Eindhoven in the summer, according to the club. The Dutchman was part of Louis van Gaal’s Holland squad at the World Cup and has been linked with moves to the Red Devils and Tottenham. (Manchester Evening News)Brooklyn Beckham could be set to follow in his father’s footsteps and play for Manchester United, after being rejected by Arsenal. (Daily Star)Liverpool could have found a cheap replacement for Mario Balotelli in Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto. (Daily Express)Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea have been ROCKED by the news Inter Milan have ruled out Mauro Icardi. (Daily Star)Manuel Pellegrini has the final 12 matches of Manchester City’s season to save his job, with the manager needing to defend the Premier League title or win the Champions League, otherwise Pep Guardiola will be approached as his replacement. (The Guardian)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Exclusive – Crystal Palace defeat was ‘turning point’ in Liverpool’s season, claims RodgersRevealed! Rodgers explains how he turned Liverpool’s season aroundExclusive – ‘It will be a different story next season’ – Liverpool star on club’s Champions League hopesExclusive – Watch out for Liverpool next season! Redknapp tips Reds for new title tiltExclusive – Austin key to QPR’s survival hopes, claims HoddleExclusive – Former Premier League official slams standard of refereeing after shocking Sunderland decisionBlow for Man United! Top defensive target set to sign new dealEverton to beat Man United, Arsenal and Liverpool to this Inter Milan star?Everton target snubs Goodison move for Serie A returnReports – Former Liverpool star eyes Napoli switchReports – Newcastle flop Ben Arfa will have to wait until the summer to find new clublast_img read more

BCS standings released

first_img In the AP poll, USC is No. 1, Texas is No. 2 and Notre Dame is No. 9. Last year, the BCS found itself with a problem for which it has no solution. The regular season ended with three unbeaten teams – USC, Oklahoma and Auburn – at the top of the polls. The Tigers were the odd team out and the Trojans and Sooners played in the Orange Bowl for the national title. USC won 55-19, and is now in position to play for a third straight national title. Texas hasn’t won an outright national title since 1969, and has yet to play in a BCS national title game. With seven weeks left in this season, there are seven unbeaten teams in Division I-A – USC, Texas, Virginia Tech, Georgia, Alabama, Texas Tech and UCLA. The Red Raiders (.7034) are seventh in the BCS standings, behind once-beaten LSU (.7078). Miami is eighth (.6928), UCLA is ninth (.6675) and Penn State (.5860) is tenth. The Bowl Championship Series was implemented in 1998 by the leaders of college football’s six high-revenue conferences – Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Atlantic Coast Conference, Pac-10 and Southeastern Conference – and Notre Dame. The champion of each of those conferences earns an automatic bid into the four BCS games – the Rose, Sugar, Orange and Fiesta bowls.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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Notre Dame (.3985) is 16th – the computer rankings were not kind to the Fighting Irish (4-2). The BCS formula is the same as last season, with each poll counting for one-third of a team’s grade and the computer ratings making up the remaining third. The highest grade possible is 1.000. The difference this year is that the Harris poll has replaced The Associated Press Top 25. The AP asked BCS officials to stop using the media poll in the formula for determining which teams play for a national title after last season. The Harris poll panel is comprised of former players, coaches and administrators, along with some media members. Notre Dame is 11th in the Harris poll, 12th in the coaches’ poll but no better than 21st in the six computer rankings. The Fighting Irish are not even among the best 25 teams in the country in two computer ratings. Southern California and Texas were Nos. 1 and 2 in the first Bowl Championship Series standings of the season Monday, just as they have been in the polls since the preseason. The first-place Trojans are No. 1 in both the USA Today coaches’ poll and the Harris Interactive poll, and they graded out best in the six computer rankings. USC has a BCS grade of .9923, giving the Trojans a solid cushion over the second-place Longhorns (.9591). The top two teams in the final BCS standings will play in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 4 for a national title. Virginia Tech (.9067), Georgia (.8933) and Alabama (.8220) followed USC and Texas in the standings released Monday.last_img read more

Dishonesty Undermines Trust in Big Science

first_img(Visited 368 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Before they can tell the public what is true about the world, scientists had better get a handle on honesty.You can trust a scientist – to be fallible. Science is not entirely ‘out there’ in the world. Its findings are always mediated through fallible humans. And lately, there has been a flurry of concerns about their trustworthiness.Bringing a ‘trust but verify’ model to journal peer review (Phys.org). As we have reported before, peer review is under fire (e.g., 7/09/16). This seeming gold standard of scientific superiority that sets it above all other forms of inquiry (according to proponents of the triumphal march of scientific progress) is itself in need of review. “Science would be better off if journals allowed for and participated in the empirical study and quality assurance of their peer review processes,” a philosopher and a practicing scientist said in Science Magazine.Ethics: More research won’t crack misconduct (Nature). Two scientists from Columbia University wrote Nature, complaining that we don’t need more do-nothing studies. “US National Academy of Sciences has issued 5 reports in the past 28 years on research misconduct and detrimental research practices,” they say. “Each concluded with a strikingly similar set of recommendations.” Yet nothing ever gets done. And yet these academics’ own ideas seem unlikely to change matters, either. Their five recommendations all use the “should” word – a word reliant on ethical behavior.Our obsession with eminence warps research (Nature). In a Worldview opinion piece, Simine Vazire complains that scientific establishments play favorites to the detriment of science. Should the Olympics give Usain Bolt a head-start in a race? Then neither should journals favor ’eminent’ researchers. So much for the objectivity on which Big Science prides itself:Scientists are human, and thus susceptible to biases. One of the most powerful is status bias. Here, recognition is awarded partly on the basis of past recognition (so a scientist is more likely to get a publication accepted if he or she has a track record of good publications)….When eminence begets eminence, noise in the system gets amplified. There’s an element of luck to who ends up having the most success, and that luck will build on itself.Scopes Trial illustrated what science can’t do (WND). Bill Federer looks back at warnings about science made by William Jennings Bryan in 1925 in his summary of the trial: “Science is a magnificent force, but it is not a teacher of morals,” Bryan said. “It can perfect machinery, but it adds no moral restraints to protect society from the misuse of the machine.” In the hands of evil men, science can become an “evil genius,’ making war more hellish than ever. Federer also quotes Winston Churchill who warned of the dangers of “perverted science.”Science is nothing more than the current consensus about how to do research in disparate fields, with methods for storing that information in external memories that others can use. In that sense, it is not different from any other kind of scholarly research except for its subject matter. And like any other kind of human-conducted research, science can never rise above the character of its practitioners. Undermine the justification for honesty, as Darwinian evolution does, and don’t be surprised when science turns fraudulent, corrupt, and evil.Recommended Resources: Two books investigate the views of C. S. Lewis on science. The Magician’s Twin (ed. John West) contains information about Lewis’s fears of scientism run amok, and also explicates his views on the argument from reason for the existence of God. Jerry Bergman’s book C. S. Lewis: Anti-Darwinist puts to rest the notion that Lewis was a theistic evolutionist. Bergman shows the progression of Lewis’s thought from the early days after his conversion to Christianity, when he was less informed about evolution, to his later writings that were strongly opposed to Darwinian philosophy. He, too, documents Lewis’s passionate warnings about science turned toward evil ends.last_img read more

Infographic: South Africa’s heavyweight mining industry

first_imgSouth Africa is one of the most resource-rich countries in the world, with a wealth of mineral reserves under the ground. As the 2016 Investing in African Mining Indaba draws to a close, we bring you the facts and figures about our globally significant mining industry.Design by Sandile Khumalo, words by Mary AlexanderClick image for a larger view:Sources: South Africa Yearbook 2014/15, Statistics South Africa (Bulletin of Statistics December 2015; Mining Production and Sales November 2015)last_img read more