KINGSTON: Young basketballers from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) showed tremendous skill and class during the Digicel Jumpstart Clinics, which visited the island for the first time this week. As the aspiring young players ran up and down the court at a frenetic pace, the official NBA coaches were impressed by the athletes’ level of technical ability and basketball IQ. “The boys were smart, fast and very athletic. They played a fast-paced style offense, but were still technically sound and kept to their fundamentals,” said senior director of international basketball operations at the NBA, Troy Justice. He added: “The point guards were instinctive and distributed the ball all around the court. We were impressed.” The local basketball coaches in the BVI were also given an opportunity to learn and share ideas with the NBA coaches. “It’s always good to share ideas with other coaches,” Justice commented. “The coaches were open to learning new ideas, both offensively and defensively. I also bounced some ideas off them and learnt a bit myself. It was my pleasure working with them.” The Digicel Jumpstart Clinic is a once in a lifetime opportunity for young players to showcase their talent and learn from official NBA coaches. It also teaches importance of work ethic, values, proper sports-manship and motivates children to be the best they can be on and off the court.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reyes said the list “is by no means final,” as he can still look to the Philippine Basketball Association for talents, with some of the Gilas regulars at this time still at the prime of their careers by 2023.Thirdy Ravena, who helped Ateneo win the UAAP last year, Paul Desiderio, Matt Nieto, Robert Bolick, CJ Perez, Juan Gomez de Liaño, James Tuffin, Jeo Ambohot, JJay Alejandro, Joshua Sinclair, Arvin Tolentino, Javee Mocon, Isaac Go, Abu Tratter, Kenmark Cariño, Will Gozum, Carl Tamayo and Fil-foreigners Remy Martin, Troy Rike and Dwight Ramos rounded out the list.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 folkAt 5-foot-10, Nieto is the shortest in the group, with Sotto the tallest at 7-2 and the youngest at just 16 years old.Martin, Rike and Ramos have yet to play on Philippine soil but are known to local fans through online videos. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith a lot of height and youthfulness, Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes came up with a list of 23 names to make up the pool of players that will try to gain valuable experience when the country co-hosts the 2023 Fiba World Cup.The exciting Kobe Paras, whom Reyes coached last year in the Jones Cup, the beanpole Kai Sotto and Filipino-Nigerian AJ Edu were the prominent names in the list which Reyes bared via his Twitter account @coachot on Friday morning.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 LATEST STORIES The 6-foot Martin, a point guard, gained impressive scouting reports from ESPN with Arizona State.Meanwhile, the names of the 15-man pool of players for Gilas Pilipinas that was released by Reyes on Thursday night had one name conspicuously missing.Terrence Romeo will not be wearing red-white-and-blue for the next two games, at least, with his return to active playing a mystery even to his mother team, GlobalPort, in the PBA.“I guess it’s become a serious knee injury,” a GlobalPort insider told the Inquirer.ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ San Beda, CSB lady tossers pull through Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ
NCAA: San Beda preys on hapless Arellano, gets twice-to-beat bonus Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Beach Volleyball Republic founder also hoped Barros’ service will also “inspire many young people to pursue their dreams and make this world a better place for the next generation.”She was also the reason why I wanted to be No. 8 & why I wanted to play volleyball when I was in grade school. 🏐Hoping your senatorial service inspires many young people to pursue their dreams and make this world a better place for the next generation 💙❤️ #SenatorLeilaBarros https://t.co/xo3rDe68NC— Charo Soriano (@itscharosoriano) October 8, 2018 A volleyball superstar close to the heart of Filipinos has won a battle in a different arena.Brazilian Leila Barros, who turned heads during the FIVB Grand Prix held in Manila in August 2000, was recently elected the first female senator in the state Brasilia, her country’s capital.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Much gratitude for the 467,787 people who trusted me and now I promise to honor with much work each and every one of you,” said Barros in a post on her official Facebook account.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 Chriss Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Prior to her election as senator, Barros also served Secretary of State for Sports, Tourism and Leisure in her hometown.About two decades ago, the 5-foot-10 opposite hitter led the Brazil women’s national team to a bronze finish in the FIVB Grand Prix held in the country.Her impressive showing in the tournament easily gained the admiration of Filipino fans and inspired young volleyball players during the time when the sport wasn’t at the peak of its popularity.Former Ateneo Lady Eagle Charo Soriano was among the throngs of Filipino fans who congratulated Barros.She said Barros inspired her to play volleyball, which was why she used jersey no. 8 when she played for Ateneo.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending 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
View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Phil Mickelson talks with reporters on the 17th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links after play was stopped due to darkness during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Phil Mickelson had everything go his way Sunday in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.He just couldn’t beat the darkness.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sam Saunders, whose grandfather Arnold Palmer was among the Pebble Beach owners, scooped up hail and tossed it like a snowball. Patrick Reed’s brother laid on his back and tried to make a snow angel.There was never a reasonable chance to finish in his pro-am format, with mostly foursomes across the golf course.Casey has never won in three previous times he had a 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour, all of them by two shots or more, and he was holding his own against the relentless pursuit of Mickelson, who missed three straight birdie putts from the 12-foot range by the slimmest margins. Casey had great par saves, and then Mickelson took off.After his 9-iron into a foot at No. 9 to get within one shot, Mickelson holed a 12-foot birdie on the 10th with a drive that hugged the right side of the fairway and likely would have bounced into the ocean if not for conditions so soft from rain that balls plugged where they landed.Casey blinked first with a bogey on the 11th hole, and another on the par-3 12th when his tee shot came up short and into the bunker. Mickelson poured it on, showing his skills have not deteriorated a bit at age 48, controlling spin beautifully to back pin positions.He just didn’t want to stay another day.“I get where Paul is coming from,” Mickelson said. “We’re going to have a good chance to come out on fresh greens. I have good vision, I can see fine and I wanted to continue. In all honesty, it’s a good thing to play the last two holes in fresh conditions.”Some players finished in the dark with no chance of winning, but showed the effect of playing without light. Scott Piercy had a 15-foot putt that was slightly uphill, and he still ran it 7 feet by the hole and three-putted for bogey.Jason Day closed with a 68 and was tied for fourth at 13-under 175 with Si Woo Kim (68). Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Joel Embiid leads Sixers past Lakers “I didn’t make anything. I hit some good golf shots and didn’t get anything out of it today,” Casey said. “Phil has put together a spectacular round of golf so far — 6 under, no dropped shots. Remarkable stuff.”Even as Mickelson strongly hinted at wanting to finish — at point suggesting they play the 17th and he could scoot ahead to get a ball in play on the 18th so at least he could finish — Casey stood his ground.Casey was at 15 under, tied with Scott Stallings, who closed with a 66. Along with an outside chance at forcing a playoff, finishing alone in second instead of a tie is a difference of $152,000, along with world ranking points and FedEx Cup points. Casey and FedEx executive Don Colleran had a one-shot lead in the pro-am.Mickelson was standing on the 17th tee when he heard the horn sound to stop play, and he shook his head.The rest of his day was far better than the weather.Mickelson is on the verge of winning for the 44th time in his career, and matching Mark O’Meara with five victories at a tournament he first played in 1995.It also would be his first victory on American soil since the Phoenix Open six years ago. He won the British Open that summer in Scotland, and the Mexico Championship last year.His brilliant play still shared the stage with weather that was bizarre even by Pebble standards.Mickelson and Casey were waiting to tee off when clouds moved in quickly moved in, and rain turned into hail that pounded umbrellas, many of them held sideways to account for the wind.Greens quickly were covered by the tiny white pellets, and workers went from using squeegees for excess water to power blowers to remove the hail. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I can see fine,” he said to a PGA Tour rules official as they walked up the 16th fairway. “I don’t want to put Paul in a bad spot.”Casey simply couldn’t see, and we realized it was not possible to finish all 18 holes — “We can’t finish two holes in six minutes,” he said to the official — he opted to mark his ball on the 16th green. On a wild day of weather even by Pebble Beach standards, sunshine gave way to a hail storm that covered the greens in a sheet of white in a matter of minutes. The delay kept Mickelson from finishing off a remarkable rally in which he turned a three-shot deficit against Paul Casey into a three-shot lead until it was too dark to finish the last two holes.Mickelson at least wanted to try.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Mickelson already made his par on the 16th and was 6 under for the day, with no bogeys on his card, and 18-under par for the tournament. Casey has a 3-foot par putt to stay three shots behind when they return at 8 a.m. Monday to play the par-3 17th and the par-5 18th.Lost in the late start — one hour delay from rain, a two-hour suspension from hail — was sheer brilliance from the 48-year-old Mickelson who didn’t come remotely close to making a bogey and was on the brink of a fifth victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.His first one also was a Monday finish, when players returned in August — more than six months later — to finish the third round of the weather-plagued tournament to make it official.“We’ve got two tough holes left and I don’t want to jump the gun and get past that,” Mickelson said. “I know a lot can happen in these two holes and they have happened in the past, so I want to stay focused and just come out tomorrow and try to finish it off. I wish we could do it tonight.”Mickelson made his big run starting with a 9-iron to a foot behind the cup on the par-4 ninth. That was start of a five-hole stretch when Mickelson made three birdies and Paul Casey had two bogeys, taking Lefty from two behind to three ahead.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history
Brenda Lehman is leisurely until tipoff. She admittedly pays little mind to warm-ups. Won’t stretch or shoot so much as a layup. Never tunes in to the pregame speech, either. One astounding number nowhere on the stat sheet is 2009, Burnside and Clarendon’s graduating year. After graduating four, including three starters, Cajon skirted several of this season’s top-tier tournaments, opting for less lauded events. Lehman, in his 24th year at Cajon, plans to ratchet up next year’s nonleague schedule with his top four scorers returning. “I play better when we play better teams anyway,” Clarendon said. “But we can’t do anything about the teams in our league.” The Cowgirls won back-to-back San Andreas League games by 75 and 78 points in late January in part because a Cowgirl lineup lacking firepower may not exist. After state assist leader B Jonee Reaves (pronounced bee-ja-NAY) tore her ACL five games into the season, Lehman’s bench was reduced to two power forwards. A natural shooting guard, Clarendon morphed into a scoring point guard – she averages 9.2 assists – but the savvy sophomore runs the half-court offense deftly, never allowing Burnside too long without a touch. “What we try and do is strive for perfection. We don’t look at the scoreboard,” Lehman said. “People get irritated about that but to beat people in the playoffs you almost have to play perfect, so even if we’re not playing a team that’s good we’re going to play them like they’re good.” The Cowgirls possess the rare combination of an opportunistic, fast-breaking style with physical play in the paint. Despite her towering frame, Burnside is athletic enough to not only accommodate a fast pace but incite it with nearly five steals a game. Their second varsity seasons nearly complete, Clarendon and Burnside are deepening their mark on the current competition, but historically – with much history to be made – their stature is less apparent. “They might be in the top 10 players I’ve seen in the last 10 years,” 11th-year San Bernardino High School coach Paul Akahoshi said. “The only thing they’re lacking is experience, but when they’re seniors I imagine we’ll be amazed with what we’re seeing.” This year, the top-ranked team in Cajon’s division poses the largest obstacle. Or as Lehman puts it: There’s Ayala and there’s everybody else. “Those teams (ranked Nos.2-16) have beaten each other up and moved around in the rankings,” he said. “But I don’t see anybody beating Ayala unless somebody gets hurt.” In each of its three games decided by three points or less Cajon has come from behind to win, but its schedule has left the Cowgirls largely a mystery to the playoff field. And to themselves. Said Burnside: “I guess we’ll find out when we get there.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But when a Cajon girls basketball game begins, she may be the most focused person in the gym. Considering the numbers she puts up, it’s the only natural conclusion. Lehman is the statistician for Darshae Burnside, Layshia Clarendon and the 25-0 Cowgirls. The wife of head coach Mark Lehman has tallied Clarendon’s four triple-doubles and Burnside’s near quadruple-double, among other numbers this season. “I have to concentrate really hard,” she said. Burnside, the Cowgirls’ nimble 6-foot-3 center, pulls down a state-leading 23.5 rebounds a game. Clarendon’s 29.3 points per game rank the 5-9 guard second in the state. Oh, and CIF-Southern Section Division II-A third-ranked Cajon is thumping opponents by an average of 38 points. “If we played up to our potential we could score 100 every game,” said Burnside, who grabbed 30 rebounds three times this season. “Sometimes, it gets boring, though.”
“Many cities across the southern tier of Canada are actually at risk of seeing a green or brown Christmas, but there’s quite a bit of snow on the ground in your area and we don’t expect it do go anywhere between now and Christmas,” says Vettese.It shouldn’t come as a surprise for those living in northeast B.C. that Vettese predicts colder temperatures into the new year – considering Fort St John’s first snowfall this year was in September – but that’s not necessary true for the rest of the province.“…We’ve been getting some milder air from the Pacific making its way to British Columbia – as well in the eastern tier of the country – we’ve been getting milder air from the south,” Vettese goes on to explain. “Now that regime is going to change just after Christmas and into the new year where we’re going to get colder, Artic air sliding south.”- Advertisement -Vettese adds, “We’ve been missing kind of that colder air; which is why a lot of the country doesn’t have very much snow.”The Weather Network is predicting 1 – 3 cm of snow will fall on Fort St. John throughout the 24th of December, but when compared to some of the years past, this almost seems unworthy of any hype.“The most snow on the ground on Christmas that [the Weather Network has] in their database for this one weather station was 77 cm back in 1995 – 77 cm of snow on the ground,” Vettese says. “In 1957, we had almost 20 cm of snow fall on Christmas… In 2009, we had close to 50 cm of snow of the ground.”Advertisement On the other hand Vettese says, “In 2011 there was only a couple of cm so that was a pretty low snow year.”Before heading out-of-town to see family or friends, Vettese has some advice for local commuters.“Being aware of what weather you might encounter – it’s probably your best bet,” explains Vettese. “And it’s good not to just look at what its doing in your hometown, but where you’re going to and what might happen in between.”Vettese concludes, “You don’t want to be caught off guard. It might be nice weather where you are, and then where you’re travelling to – there’s snow.”Advertisement
Last week, the House passed a bill that would place all private contractors in Iraq under the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act, which allows the Justice Department to prosecute Defense Department contractors who commit crimes on foreign soil. A similar measure has been introduced in the Senate. We hope debate over it draws further attention to the activities of private contractors and the propriety of using them for essential functions. Incidents such as the one Blackwater was involved in could easily undermine the trust our military has forged with Iraqis. We must have policies that put delicate operations under strict control and hold those hired by the United States accountable for their actions. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Bush administration’s use of private contractors to carry out crucial security functions in Iraq raises questions not only about the propriety of this practice but points out the need for oversight. The 160,000 civilians working for the United States in Iraq operated largely under the radar until the scandal that erupted last month when employees of Blackwater, a security firm based in North Carolina, were involved in the shootings of at least 11 Iraqis. Blackwater, which protects State Department officials in Iraq and has federal contracts worth more than $500 million, has denied wrongdoing in the Sept. 16 incident. Blackwater says its personnel were under attack. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityWitnesses saw it differently, saying the Blackwater guards began a deadly barrage of gunfire after someone – we still don’t know who – shot and killed a nearby Iraqi man who was driving his mother on an errand. The incident has highlighted the difficult security situation in Iraq and has raised questions about whether private contractors, no matter how qualified, ought to be guarding State Department officials. That strikes us as a job for the military. Of course, this war has placed so many demands on the nation’s fighting forces that there likely aren’t enough soldiers for the job. Nevertheless, there are certain jobs in Iraq that shouldn’t be farmed out. Furthermore, the possibility that Blackwater employees killed Iraqis without provocation points out another glaring problem with having contractors in such positions of authority. There is uncertainty about which laws or rules govern Blackwater’s conduct. In 2006, Sen. John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, successfully sponsored a measure that would bring all military contractors in Iraq under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. It did not, however, apply to State Department contractors.
Two quick-thinking Donegal students have been honoured for saving the life of their classmate at school.Ruby Hurst (20) and Odhrán O’Neill (19) acted quickly in a life or death situation last year when a fellow student collapsed suddenly after P.E. class.Thanks to their immediate CPR efforts on that fateful October day, the young person was given a chance to live. Ruby and Odhrán sprang into action when the emergency occurred and, as Odhrán sped to locate the school’s defibrillator, Ruby began ‘working’ on the student.Together they worked as a team to perform CPR while they awaited the arrival of the emergency ambulance.The end result was that they succeeded in keeping the student alive; their early intervention gave the student a chance.Both Odhrán and Ruby were both duly qualified in CPR after volunteering in a course run by Irish Water Safety in Ballyshannon. And when the hour of need came, they had the skills to act quickly and safely.Odhrán and Ruby were both honoured with the Community Safety Award at the inaugural Garda National Youth Awards on Saturday.Chief Collette Quinn with Award Winners Ruby Hurst and Odhran O Neill at the naugural Garda National Youth AwardsThe event saw 22 awards presented to over 100 young people aged 13 – 21 in recognition of their contribution to making their communities better places to live.Odhrán and Ruby were nominated by Principal Jimmy Keogh of Coláiste Cholmcille and highly praised for their decision to sign on for the life-saving CPR course.Young heroes used CPR to save classmate’s life was last modified: May 1st, 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:colaiste cholmcilleCommunity Safety Awardinaugural Garda National Youth AwardsOdhrán O’NeillRuby Hurst
Malin are back into the last four of the Donegal SFC after a brilliant victory over Dungloe this afternoon at O’Donnell Park. Malin trailed by six points at one stage, but showed tremendous character and spirit to fight back and win in dramatic circumstances.An early goal from the lively Adam Neely meant Malin were always chasing Dungloe, and at one stage looked in deep trouble when they trailed 1-05 to 0-02. Neely and Ryan Greene were causing the Malin defence all sorts of problems, but they rallied before the break with Stephen McLaughlin and Brendan Fildara impressing for the Inishowen men.Malin cut the deficit to three points by the half-time mark with Tony Boyle’s side leading on a score-line of 1-06 to 0-06.In the second-half, Dungloe only registered two points through Shaun Sharkey and Adam Neely, and when the latter was black-carded the writing was on the wall for the Rosses men.Malin hit six unanswered points to lead by two as the game ticked into injury-time. Dungloe desperately tried to get back into the match, but Malin got over the line to secure a brilliant win for the club.They now go into the draw for the last four of the Donegal SFC for the first time since 2013.Magnificent Malin book semi-final place after victory over Dungloe was last modified: September 25th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Donegal SFCdungloeGAAMalinnewsSport
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A Purdue University team that created a hand soap with a soy exfoliant took first place in the 2016 Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition.The group of four students will share a $20,000 prize for their winning entry, SoyFoliate, in the annual contest sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Alliance.“Indiana soybean farmers, through their investments in the soybean checkoff, have a long history of supporting the innovative research into new uses for soybeans,” said Joe Steinkamp of Evansville, Indiana, president of the soybean alliance. “For the last 22 years, this competition at Purdue University has demonstrated this commitment and has encouraged a whole new crop of future researchers to work with soybeans for the benefit of farmers, the soybean industry and the general consumer.”SoyFoliate soap is naturally degradable. Exfoliating soy beads replace plastic microbeads that are being banned in the United States. The current plastic microbeads in commercial consumer products are made of a variety of plastics.“The customers who will be losing the products they once loved will have an all-natural alternative that will also provide positive effects for the environment,” the team said.Team members are Samuel Lewis of New Castle, Indiana; Steve Ferris of Chesterton, Indiana; Alison Switzer of Indianapolis, all third-year professional students in Purdue’s doctor of pharmacy program; and Ryan Pendergast, a mechanical engineering junior from Tustin, California.The second-place team members, who will share a $10,000 prize, created Soy Spacing Technologies, soy-based construction and glass spacers. They are Ryan DeBusk, an animal bioscience senior of Creston, California, and Taylor Gamble, an agricultural business management senior of Lafayette, Indiana.A third-place prize of $1,500 was awarded to the team that created SoyPods, soy-based detergent pods. Members are Andrew Cameron, a chemical engineering sophomore of Maple Grove, Minnesota; Xuan Luo, an agricultural and biological engineering sophomore of Zhengzhou, China; and Harshit Kapoor, a civil engineering sophomore of Kolkata, India.