Johnson looking to help Alapag succeed in his first head coach stint

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Jimmy got the utmost respect from me. Just to see him come from a player now he’s a coach. He knows what the players want,” Johnson told INQUIRER.net.“And it’s good for him to be a players’ coach because he understands what the players are going through and that’s the main reason why I’m back here because I want to see him do good in his first year so we’re going to make something real nice over here.”Johnson is joined by the likes of former PBA veteran Dondon Hontiveros and reigning local MVP Bobby Ray Parks Jr. as the leaders of the team.“Everybody can run. Everybody can play. We got good pieces to the team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Alab Pilipinas head coach Jimmy Alapag and import Ivan Johnson. Photo by Mark GiongcoJimmy Alapag and Ivan Johnson have history together at Talk ‘N Text in 2015.Alapag served as TNT team manager while Johnson led the team to the PBA Commissioner’s Cup title.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Kingad challenges Brazilian bet for ONE flyweight title Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny TNT brought back Johnson in 2016 but unlike his first stint, things didn’t go well for the San Antonio, Texas native after a run-in with PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa, who initially imposed a lifetime ban and P250,000 fine before reducing it to just one season and P150,000 after a public apology was issued.Alapag thinks Filipino fans will see the mercurial Johnson in a different light and appreciate what he brings to the table.“I know he’s ready to embrace our fans and I’m sure our fans will embrace him as well as we prepare for this season.”Johnson was hesitant to give this reporter an interview but gladly obliged when told questions will be about Alapag.Wearing a menacing grin, Johnson smiled often as he spoke fondly of Alapag, who turned out to be the major reason why he wanted to part of Alab.ADVERTISEMENT Fast forward to 2017, the two are reunited, this time, at Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball League.Alapag, who is making his head coaching debut with Alab, knows what Johnson is fully capable of.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I think he’s an incredible talent and I think his stint here in the ABL will give Filipino fans an opportunity to show that the passion he has for the game is the same passion that we have,” said Alapag.The 33-year-old Johnson spent two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA and averaged 6.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and nearly a steal per game. MOST READlast_img read more

Donegal people to walk for peace in memory of Lyra McKee

first_imgThe peaceful cross-border walk will take place from Ballybofey to Derry next week in memory of murdered journalist Lyra McKee.A month has passed since the death of the 29 year old woman, who was fatally shot by the New IRA during a riot in the Creggan area of Derry.Ms McKee will be remembered with a Month’s Mind Mass this Friday and a Love for Lyra event in the Derry Peace Garden. Next week, Donegal woman Breezy Willow Kelly plans to gather a community together to support the peace movement which originated from Lyra’s death.Breezy has organised a walk to take place across East Donegal from 25th May to 27th May 2019 to coincide with a similar walk from Belfast to Derry.Breezy Willow – Image via Bake Bread for Peace FacebookBreezy is best known for her Bake Bread for Peace campaign. Next week, she is hoping that as many people as possible will join the peaceful walk across the border.She said: “Lyra McKee’s murder on April 18th brought home to us all how delicate the Peace Process in Northern Ireland actually is, her death called people to action. “The people of Northern Ireland are walking from Belfast to Derry/Londonderry for peace and an end to killings and to support and show solidarity with our neighbours. I am walking from Donegal to Derry/Londonderry over the same dates to meet the Belfast walkers when they arrive at Craigavon Bridge.”People are invited to join the walk, or some small part of it, to show their support for peace in Northern Ireland.“On the morning of Monday the 27th, (time still to be confirmed) at Bridgend, if as many of you as possible can join me to walk the last few miles over the border into Derry/Londonderry where we will meet with the Belfast Walkers,” Breezy said.Breezy added that she hopes to carry out her baking project along the way, using bread-making as a sign of peaceful intentions.Click here to keep an eye on the Facebook event for updates on Lyra’s Walk in Donegal  Donegal people to walk for peace in memory of Lyra McKee was last modified: May 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:lyra’s walklast_img read more

A ‘Finnish’ Army knife? Sharks forward shows his versatility

first_imgSAN JOSE — Sharks coach Pete DeBoer referred to Joonas Donskoi a Swiss Army knife-type player capable of moving up and down the lineup and filling a variety of roles.Right now that role is playing on the fourth line with Melker Karlsson and Barclay Goodrow as the Sharks, for the time being, have all of their forwards available for the Western Conference Final against the St. Louis Blues.“You need guys like that,” DeBoer said. “You need depth this time of year.”Joe Pavelski’s return from a …last_img

ODA announces 2019 funding for local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Agriculture announced that eight land trusts, four counties and 15 Soil and Water Conservation Districts will receive funding to help preserve farmland across the state. These organizations will receive allocations from the Clean Ohio Fund to select, close and monitor easements under the Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP).LAEPP sponsor organizations will accept applications from Ohio landowners interested in selling an agricultural easement on their farms. A total of nearly $8.5 million will be made available in this funding round. Local sponsors have been certified to accept applications in 34 counties. Interested landowners should contact the certified local sponsor in their county for application details.The program allows landowners to voluntarily sell easements on their farms to the state of Ohio. The easement requires the farm remain permanently in agriculture production. Selected farms must be 40 acres or more, actively engaged in farming, participate in the Current Agricultural Use Valuation program, demonstrate good stewardship of the land, have the support of their local government and not lay directly in the path of development. Landowners may use the proceeds of the easement in any way they wish, but most reinvest it in their farm operations.Funding for the program is derived from the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund, approved by voters in 2008. When combined with easements from all programs, 449 family farms in 59 counties have collectively preserved more than 73,500 acres in agricultural production. For more information on Ohio’s farmland preservation effort visit: www.agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/programs/farmland-preservation-office.last_img read more

JRU snaps two-game skid, downs Letran

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Gov’t nixes 2019 SEA Games hosting For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University turned back Letran, 65-62, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Heavy Bombers survived a scare in the final minutes after their 11-point lead, 61-50, dwindled to just three in the final seven seconds of the game but Jed Mendoza was able to hold fort and stopped JP Calvo until the final buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Bong Quinto had a team-high 16 points to lead Letran while Rey Nambatac added 14. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim JRU improved to 2-2 to snap its two-game losing streak while Letran slipped to 1-2.“When we get to the end game, we cannot commit turnovers or passing mistakes,” said JRU head coach Vergel Meneses. “That’s why Letran was able to come back.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Knights were able mount their 13-4 late-game run after pestering the Heavy Bombers for the full 94 feet but time wasn’t on their side.Mendoza led JRU with 17 points, seven rebounds, and four assists while Teytey Teodoro, who missed two crucial free throws with seconds remaining in the game, added 14 points. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Touch Football Community Recognised In Australia Day Honours

first_imgMembers of the Touch Football community have been recognised at Australia Day awards ceremonies across Australia, for their contribution and achievements in the sport. Australian Mixed Open co-captain, Kylie Hilder was named the Sportsperson of the Year at the Great Lakes Australia Day Awards ceremony for her efforts in helping Australia win the Mixed Open title at the 2012 Trans Tasman Series in Mudgee. To read the stories in the Great Lakes Advocate, please click on the link below:http://www.greatlakesadvocate.com.au/story/1262618/australia-day-awards-go-to/?cs=445 http://www.greatlakesadvocate.com.au/story/1267619/aussie-day-honour-for-hilder/?cs=445 Mudgee Touch Association secretary, Kathy Lang was also recognised, receiving the Mid-Western Regional Council’s Senior Sports Award. To read the full story in the Mudgee Guardian, please click on the link below:http://www.mudgeeguardian.com.au/story/1262725/volunteer-earns-top-award/?cs=12 The Yass Touch Association was also recognised, receiving the Australia Day Community Group award at the Yass Valley Australia Day Awards. To read the full story in the Yass Tribune, please click on the link below:http://www.yasstribune.com.au/story/1265212/yass-touch-wins-australia-day-award/?cs=12 If you know of any other members of the Touch Football community that received recognition at Australia Day awards, be sure to let us know by emailing media@austouch.com.au. Related LinksAustralia Day Awardslast_img read more

23 days agoBournemouth boss Howe plans lesson for booking-prone Jefferson Lerma

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe plans lesson for booking-prone Jefferson Lermaby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe insists he will teach Jefferson Lerma to avoid “needless bookings”.The Colombian grabbed his fourth booking out of seven Premier League games in Saturday’s draw with West Ham United.He told the Daily Echo: “Saturday’s (foul) he probably didn’t need to do. I think the majority of his tackles I’m with him on the pitch and he might be a split second late and it’s a yellow card. That’s the way he plays.”You wouldn’t want him to change that competitive style. Obviously we don’t want to lose him to suspensions and it would be a big blow if we did lose him.”It’s the needless ones (bookings). It’s the ones at the end of the game that he’ll probably look back at and think ‘I didn’t need to do that’. They’re the ones that you want to try and eradicate from his game.”Howe added: “It was well-documented, Harry Arter and our relationship with Harry and how many yellow cards he picked up. But you wouldn’t want to change Harry’s instincts and the way that he played because he wouldn’t be the player that made him what he was.”It’s the same with Jeff. That’s why we signed him. You don’t want to take that away, a lot of the attributes that he shows but it’s trying to educate him and show him maybe a different way at times will be key – talk to him and show him some things.”We want to keep him on the pitch for as long as we can.” last_img read more

Newer technology with modular dual mobility components lowers risk of dislocation

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Nov 8 2018Hip replacement surgery is highly successful in relieving pain, restoring mobility and improving quality of life. More than 330,000 procedures are performed each year in the United States, and that number is expected to almost double by the year 2030.As with all surgical procedures, the possibility of a complication exists, and dislocation is the most common problem. The risk of dislocation is higher in patients who have had a second hip replacement, known as revision surgery. Some people need a revision surgery many years after their first hip replacement when the original implant wears out. Hip instability after joint replacement is another reason a patient might need a revision surgery.Research conducted by Dr. Geoffrey Westrich and colleagues at Hospital for Special Surgery and other joint replacement centers indicates that a newer type of artificial hip known as a “modular dual mobility” implant could be a good option for patients who need a revision surgery. Their study was presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons in Dallas this month.”Although the concept of dual mobility was originally developed in France in the 1970s, the technology is relatively new in the United States,” says Dr. Westrich, director of research of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service at HSS. “Our study found that the newer technology with modular dual mobility components offered increased stability, lowering the risk of dislocation, without compromising hip range of motion in patients having a revision surgery.””Dual mobility” refers to the bearing surface of the implant – where the joint surfaces come together to support one’s body weight. A hip replacement implant is a ball-in-socket mechanism, designed to simulate a human hip joint. Typical components include a stem that inserts into the femur (thigh bone), a ball that replaces the round head of the thigh bone, and a shell that lines the hip socket.Related StoriesNew technology to harvest energy from the human kneeBordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryStudy analyzes high capacity of A. baumannii to persist on various surfacesModular dual mobility implants provide an additional bearing surface compared to a traditional implant. With the dual mobility hip, a large polyethylene plastic head fits inside a polished metal hip socket component, and an additional smaller metal or ceramic head is snap-fit within the polyethylene head.”Currently, there are few large-scale outcome studies on the modular dual mobility device in revision hip replacement,” Dr. Westrich noted. “We set out to determine the rate of dislocation and the need for another surgery following revision hip replacement using this implant and report on the functional outcomes.”The study included 370 patients who underwent revision hip replacement with the dual mobility implant between April 2011 and April 2017. The average patient age at the time of surgery was 65.8 years. Clinical, radiographic and patient reported-outcome information was collected.To be included in the final report, patients needed to be seen for follow-up for at least two years after their surgery, and the average follow-up was 3.3 years. “At the latest follow-up, we found that surgery with the dual mobility implant resulted in a very low rate of instability for the revision patients, namely 2.9 percent, with good functional improvement and a low rate of reoperation,” Dr. Westrich noted. “While longer-term follow-up is needed to fully assess the newer device, in our study there was clearly a benefit provided by the dual mobility implant in the first few years following revision surgery.” Source:https://www.hss.edu/newsroom_study-finds-dual-mobility-hip-reduces-dislocation.asplast_img read more

Study Later meal timing may contribute to weight gain

first_img Source:https://www.endocrine.org/news-room/2019/endo-2019—eating-later-in-the-day-may-be-associated-with-obesity Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Mar 25 2019Eating later in the day may contribute to weight gain, according to a new study to be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La.Previous studies have suggested that later timing of eating and sleeping are related to obesity, said lead author Adnin Zaman, M.D., of the University of Colorado in Denver, Colo. “However, few studies have assessed both meal and sleep timing in adults with obesity, and it is not clear whether eating later in the day is associated with shorter sleep duration or higher body fat,” she said.The study used three types of technology to record participants’ sleep, physical activity and eating patterns. “It has been challenging to apply sleep and circadian science to medicine due to a lack of methods for measuring daily patterns of human behavior,” Zaman said. “We used a novel set of methods for simultaneous measurement of daily sleep, physical activity, and meal timing patterns that could be used to identify persons at risk for increased weight gain.”Related StoriesResearchers find link between maternal obesity and childhood cancer in offspringResearch team receives federal grant to study obesity in children with spina bifidaMetabolic enzyme tied to obesity and fatty liver diseaseThe week-long study included 31 overweight and obese adults, average age 36. Ninety percent were women. They were enrolled in an ongoing weight-loss trial comparing daily caloric restrictions to time-restricted feeding, meaning they could only eat during certain hours of the day.Participants wore an activPAL electronic device on their thigh. This device measured how much time they spent in physical and sedentary activities. They also wore an Actiwatch, which assesses sleep/wake patterns. Participants were asked to use a phone app called MealLogger to photograph and time stamp all meals and snacks throughout the day.The researchers found that on average, participants consumed food throughout an 11-hour timeframe during the day and slept for about 7 hours a night. People who ate later in the day slept at a later time, but they slept for about the same amount of time as those who finished eating earlier. Later meal timing was associated with a higher body mass index as well as greater body fat.”We used a novel set of methods to show that individuals with overweight or obesity may be eating later into the day,” Zaman said. “These findings support our overall study, which will look at whether restricting the eating window to earlier on in the day will lower obesity risk.””Given that wearable activity monitors and smartphones are now ubiquitous in our modern society, it may soon be possible to consider the timing of behaviors across 24 hours in how we approach the prevention and treatment of obesity,” Zaman said.last_img read more

Deadly crash raises questions about Uber selfdriving system

This image made from video Sunday, March 18, 2018, of a mounted camera provided by the Tempe Police Department shows an exterior view moments before an Uber SUV hit a woman in Tempe, Ariz. Video of a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix shows the pedestrian walking from a darkened area onto a street just moments before the crash. (Tempe Police Department via AP) The lights on the SUV didn’t illuminate 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg on Sunday night until a second or two before impact, raising questions about whether the vehicle could have stopped in time.The crash Sunday night in Tempe was the first death involving a full autonomous test vehicle. The Volvo was in self-driving mode with a human backup driver at the wheel when it struck Herzberg, police said.The video shows the human backup driver in the SUV looking down until seconds before the crash. The driver looks up and appears startled during the last moment of the clip.Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir has told the San Francisco Chronicle that the SUV likely wouldn’t be found at fault. But two experts who viewed the video told The Associated Press that the SUV’s laser and radar sensors should have spotted Herzberg and her bicycle in time to brake.”The victim did not come out of nowhere. She’s moving on a dark road, but it’s an open road, so Lidar (laser) and radar should have detected and classified her” as a human, said Bryant Walker Smith, a University of South Carolina law professor who studies autonomous vehicles.Smith said the video may not show the complete picture, but “this is strongly suggestive of multiple failures of Uber and its system, its automated system, and its safety driver.” Citation: Deadly crash raises questions about Uber self-driving system (2018, March 22) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-deadly-uber-self-driving.html This March 19, 2018 still image taken from video provided by ABC-15, shows investigators at the scene of a fatal accident involving a self driving Uber car on the street in Tempe, Ariz. Police in the city of Tempe said Monday, March 19, 2018, that the vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel when the woman walking outside of a crosswalk was hit. (ABC-15.com via AP) Sam Abuelsmaid, an analyst for Navigant Research who also follows autonomous vehicles, said laser and radar systems can see in the dark much better than humans or cameras and that Herzberg was well within the range.”It absolutely should have been able to pick her up,” he said. “From what I see in the video it sure looks like the car is at fault, not the pedestrian.”Smith said that from what he observed on the video, the Uber driver appears to be relying too much on the self-driving system by not looking up at the road.”The safety driver is clearly relying on the fact that the car is driving itself. It’s the old adage that if everyone is responsible no one is responsible,” Smith said. “This is everything gone wrong that these systems, if responsibly implemented, are supposed to prevent.” Video of a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix shows a pedestrian walking from a darkened area onto a street just moments before an Uber SUV strikes her. In this March 20, 2018, photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, investigators examine a driverless Uber SUV that fatally struck a woman in Tempe, Ariz. The fatality prompted Uber to suspend all road-testing of such autos in the Phoenix area, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP) Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian in Arizona (Update) © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This image made from video Sunday, March 18, 2018, of a mounted camera provided by the Tempe Police Department shows an interior view moments before an Uber SUV hit a woman in Tempe, Ariz. The video shows a human backup driver in the SUV looking down until seconds before the crash. The driver looked up and appeared startled during the last moment of the clip. (Tempe Police Department via AP) Explore further The company bans drivers who are convicted of violent crimes or any felony within the past seven years—which Vasquez would have passed given that records show the offenses occurred in 1999 and 2000.The company’s website lists its pre-screening policies for drivers that spell out what drivers can and cannot have on their record to work for Uber.Their driving history can’t have any DUI or drug-related driving offenses within the past seven years, for instance. They also can’t have more than three non-fatal accidents or moving violations within the past three years. The experts were unsure if the test vehicle was equipped with a video monitor that the backup driver may have been viewing.Uber immediately suspended all road-testing of such autos in the Phoenix area, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto. The National Transportation Safety Board, which makes recommendations for preventing crashes, is investigating the crash.An Uber spokeswoman, reached Wednesday night by email, did not answer specific questions about the video or the expert observations. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. “The video is disturbing and heartbreaking to watch, and our thoughts continue to be with Elaine’s loved ones. Our cars remain grounded, and we’re assisting local, state and federal authorities in any way we can,” the company said in a statement.Tempe police have identified the driver as 44-year-old Rafael Vasquez. Court records show someone with the same name and birthdate as Vasquez spent more than four years in prison for two felony convictions—for making false statements when obtaining unemployment benefits and attempted armed robbery—before starting work as an Uber driver.Tempe police and the National Transportation Safety Board declined to say whether the Vasquez who was involved in the fatal crash is the same Vasquez who has two criminal convictions.Attempts by the AP to contact Vasquez through phone numbers and social media on Wednesday afternoon weren’t successful.Local media have identified the driver as Rafaela Vasquez. Authorities would not explain the discrepancy.The fatality has raised questions about whether Uber is doing enough to screen its drivers.Uber said Vasquez met the company’s vetting requirements. read more