Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history The Olympic torches of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are displayed during a press conference in Tokyo Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The Tokyo Olympics open on July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO — Tokyo Olympics organizers have unveiled their torch for next year’s games, playing off the image of Japan’s famous cherry blossoms.The cherry blossom is Japan’s most-loved flower. Organizers on Wednesday said the torch image was picked because the torch relay will begin a year from now in March when Japan’s cherry blossom trees are in full bloom across the country.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 UAAP volleyball: Ateneo hikes streak to 7 after comeback win over UST Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The flame will emerge from a five-petal configuration at the top of the torch. Organizers said the “torch and its emblem will feature strongly in the buildup to the games across the whole of Japan.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra
The nation’s first Diocesan Priest in over three decades was on Sunday ordinated at an exquisite service, which was held at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception on Brickdam, Georgetown.The ceremony saw scores of churchgoers and Government officials gathering to celebrate the rare event as it was specially planned for the ordination of Deacon Carl Anthony Philadelphia and was convened by Bishop Francis Dean Alleyne.Like any other church service, there were a series of hymns and Bible verse recitals before the auspicious moment. The 36-year-old Philadelphia had to be found worthy by his colleagues and had to affirm his commitment to the office he was about to hold.The event saw the presence of First Lady Sandra Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s wife, Seeta. The congregation cheered on as the newly-appointed Priest took on his new robes.The newly-christened Father Carl, in a lengthy speech, expressed nothing but gratitude to God, his family, colleagues and his church. He noted that he has come a long way and has a far way to go.Father Carl’s first mass will be held today, January 29 at the Lady of Fatima Church.
Muammar Jabbar, also known as Christopher Haynes, on Monday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for the 2013 murder of Tolasicy Marshall of James St, Albouystown, Georgetown.Muammar JabbarJabbar, who had been on the run from Police and wreaking havoc in Berbice, appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus and was not required to plead to the charge. The Police stated that on August 20, 2013 at James Street, Albouystown, he murdered Marshall.The court heard that Jabbar, a father of two, was charged in Berbice for his involvement in a spate of armed robberies in that region and was arrested while on remand for that charge under the name ‘Christopher Haynes’.Prosecutor Daniels requested an adjournment in the matter since the Police file was still incomplete. As such, Jabbar who was remanded to prison will make another court appearance on June 24, 2019.It was reported that in August 2013, Jabbar stabbed Marshall twice during an argument over jewellery.It was stated that Marshall paid Jabbar to make a quantity of jewellery for him, but the man failed to deliver same. Marshall was able to retrieve a gold chain from Jabbar. This reportedly triggered an argument and it was then Marshall was attacked and stabbed. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital. Ever since, the suspect has been on the run.
Local priest Fr John Joe Duffy has said the State has failed to act on cyberbullying since the death of tragic Erin Galagher.Fr Duffy was located in the Twin Towns when Erin tragically took her own life in Ballybofey in 2012.The 13-year-old had been cyberbullied on the social media site Ask.Fm. Fr Duffy, who is now the curate in Creeslough, said not enough is being done to ban such social media sites who do not properly monitor such online abuse.He said “Not enough is being done. There is too much (unfettered access).“Unfortunately, that is the way the internet is designed and we need to look at how we can put in safeguards. I think children are getting ownership of phones are far too young an age.“We don’t know the physical or mental impacts yet,” he said. Fr John Joe DuffyHe said he genuinely hoped that Erin’s death might have changed things but this does not appear to be the case.“I would have hoped that the State would have responded and that no mother would ever have to be put through that situation again.“THat no child, friend, teacher would be faced with that. That no priest would have to stand on an altar faced with a situation like that.“I had hoped the State would have grappled with the situation. It has worsened.“When I did bring up the issue and the whole thing about technology, the State was so far out of sync that it dismissed it as a passing fad. “The fact of the matter is that there are families today who are still experiencing the same thing. The supports aren’t there,” he slammed.Donegal priest says State has failed to act since Erin’s tragic death was last modified: January 29th, 2018 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:CYBERBULLYINGdonegalErin GallagherFr John Joe DuffyWarning
A cyclist has been treated by ambulance staff at the side of the main road between Mannorcunningham and Letterkenny this afternoon. The cyclist collided with a parked vehicle on the main road on Wednesday.Their injuries are not life-threatening, according to Gardaí. Motorists are advised to expect delaysCyclist treated for minor injuries after accident near Manorcunningham was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in current astronomical models. Two articles recently underscored the fact that astronomers still have a lot to learn.Cluster generation conundrum: The members of globular star clusters were long thought to be old stars of the same age, like seniors at a care facility. Then the discovery of “blue stragglers” caused consternation; they were too massive to be billions of years old. In the first episode of a new DVD series produced by Astronomy magazine, “The Life and Death of Stars,” an astronomer proposed that the blue stragglers are stars born from collisions among the older stars. Now, a third population is further upsetting cluster age models, according to a press release from the Space Telescope Science Institute. Science Daily stated that the dilemma of three out-of-sync stellar populations in globular cluster NGC 6791 “may fundamentally challenge the way astronomers estimate cluster ages.” The article says that astronomers have found three populations of stars with different estimated ages: 4 billion, 6 billion and 8 billion years. Two of the populations consist of white dwarf stars. “The age discrepancy is a problem because stars in an open cluster should be the same age,” said one astronomer. “They form at the same time within a large cloud of interstellar dust and gas. So we were really puzzled about what was going on.” Another added, “This finding means that there is something about white dwarf evolution that we don’t understand.” The article proposed a simple and “elegant” reconciliation of the two discrepant ages of white dwarf populations. They might be binary systems. The brightness of the binaries makes them look younger, the team of astronomers suggested. They did not explain why this was never discovered before, or what it means to other estimates of cluster ages and distances. White dwarfs are commonly-used age indicators, because according to leading models of stellar evolution, they are the end products of main sequence stars of a certain range of masses after the red giant phase. For more on problems with globular cluster dating, see 01/05/2003, 01/01/2004, 08/28/2006 and 05/03/2007. National Geographic News published the stunning Hubble image that shows the interior of the cluster. A couple of distant spiral galaxies can be seen in the background.Cosmic baby boom: Another conundrum “baffles astronomers,” according to Space.com. The article subtitle explains the problem: “Our galaxy cranks out about 10 new stars per year. Now astronomers have found one near the beginning of time that’s generating a whopping 4,000 a year. At that rate, the galaxy needs only 50 million years to grow into one equivalent to the most massive ever observed. Such rapid-fire starbirth and growth confounds theory.” Sure enough, the leading “Hierarchical Model” of galaxy evolution expects that galaxies should grow slowly, not explosively “in one big burst” of star formation. Peter Cepak of Caltech used a human analogy to explain the problem: “If our human population was produced in a similar boom, then almost all of the people alive today would be the same age.” He continued, “If the universe was a human reaching retirement age, it would have been about 6 years old at the time we are seeing this galaxy.” The new finding further exacerbates the problem of instant maturity in the early universe (see 06/04/2001, 01/03/2004, 09/21/2005, 03/31/2006). Why would stellar evolution occur at a much more rapid pace in the early universe? What was exceptional about that epoch? The idea contradicts uniformitarianism. Astronomers announced the results based in images of a galaxy taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawaii. Now, the team is trying to see if this “Baby Boom galaxy” is an exceptional case. If not, and most early galaxies were bursting into growth in their cosmic infancy, the Hierarchical Model of galaxy formation may be falsified.How scientists treat anomalies in their models is instructive. Many scientists are reluctant to jettison a working model just because of a few anomalies. More often they employ rescuing devices to save the model. Sometimes, however, the anomalies are just too stubborn to fit. It is up to observers outside the paradigm to decide when the rescuing devices have become less plausible than other models.We’ll let our readers chew on these stories and ponder their implications. Some will feel comfortable with the explanations offered by the pros. Others will wonder if a scientific revolution is in the offing. For a diversion, try this riddle on someone today:Q: I am the end of time and the beginning of eternity. I am the last of space, and the beginning of every end. What am I?A: The letter ”e.”Have a stellar day.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. House is expected to vote on Trade Promotion Authority Friday, a move that signals the votes for passage are there. Earlier this week, House leadership and others indicated TPA would not be brought up this week if supports felt they couldn’t gather enough votes for passage. A procedural vote on Thursday narrowly passed the House.Ty Higgins has more details on a House TPA showdown.Ty’s Wrap for Friday
Window Opening Is No Longer an Option; Garage Air Barrier Requirements Tightened.ATLANTA, GA — The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has published four amendments to its standard for residential ventilation, Standard 62.2. The latest version of the standard, “2008 Supplement to Standard 62.2-2007,” includes addenda with the following changes:* Standard 62.2 no longer allows homes in mild climates to omit mechanical ventilation. A former provision omitted requirements for mechanical ventilation for homes in mild climates, based on an assumption that homeowners in mild climates usually open windows when necessary. However, recent California research suggests that few homeowners actually open windows, so the exception for mild climates has been eliminated.* Homes with attached garages must comply with new air-sealing requirements to prevent infiltration of contaminants from the garage to the home. The addendum directs builders to “Air seal walls, ceilings, and floors that separate garages from occupiable space. To be considered air sealed, all joints, seams, penetrations, openings between door assemblies and their respective jambs and framing, and other sources of air leakage through wall and ceiling assemblies separating the garage from the residence and its attic area shall be caulked, gasketed, weatherstripped, wrapped, or otherwise sealed to limit air movement.”For more information, visit www.ashrae.org/technology/page/132.
As always last but not the least, Honda has launched their compact SUV BR-V for the domestic car market. The prices for the BR-V start at Rs 8.75 lakh and the top-of-the-line trim will cost Rs 12.9 lakh . Pre-bookings for the car were already underway and deliveries of the BR-V will commence after the launch. The Honda BR-V will be launched in both petrol and diesel variants and will be offered with the same 1.5-litre petrol and diesel mills that do duty on the City. The petrol motor has been tuned to put out 117 bhp and 145Nm of torque, while the diesel will produce 98 bhp and 200Nm of torque. Both the engines will be offered with a new six-speed transmission but the option of CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) is only available with the petrol motor. The BR-V shares its under-pinning’s with the Brio, Amaze and the discontinued Mobilio and measures 4,455 mm in length, 1,735 mm in width, 1,650 mm in height. The wheelbase is 2,660 mm long, 10 mm longer than the Mobilio. The amazing 210 mm ground clearance will give the BR-V go-anywhere capabilities. Also Read: Honda BR-V First Drive Review: Here’s what we thought of it The BR-V features Honda’s ‘Active Solid Motion’ design philosophy. It sports a huge chrome-slat grille at the front and sleek projector headlamps that remind you of the City. The wheel arches are lined with black plastic body cladding which enhance the SUV looks of the car. A strong shoulder line is present all the way up to the rear door, where a second shoulder line takes its place and goes back till the tail lamps. A mix of sharp lines and curves lend balance to the design of the BR-V. The tail lamp at the rear is a single unit and it makes the BR-V look wider than it’s actually. A huge chrome slat, that compliments the one at the front, is also present right above the number plate.advertisement The Honda BR-V gets the usual in terms of features, i.e. automatic climate control, bluetooth telephony and audio streaming, LED DRLs and keyless entry. One major feature the BR-V misses out on is a touch screen, even in the top-of-the-line variant. The infotainment system might support all types of input (Aux, USB and Bluetooth), but the absence of a touch screen will affect its usability. Also this means that the BR-V will not come with navigation features. Also Read: Spec Comparison: Honda BR-V vs Hyundai Creta The Honda BR-V will compete in the hotly contested compact SUV segment against the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano. The Duster was the creator of this segment, and enjoyed quite a bit of time at the top, but the launch of the Hyundai Creta has seen the Duster pushed of the top of the list. The Honda BR-V will surely stir the pot and its seven people capacity could definitely excite potential buyers but in this day and age, a lack of features could go against BR-V.PricesVariant Price (Rs) E i-VTEC 8.75 lakh S i-VTEC 9.9 lakh V i-VTEC 10.9 lakh V i-VTEC CVT 11.99 lakh VX i-VTEC 11.84 lakh E i-DTEC 9.9 lakh S i-DTEC 10.9 lakh V i-DTEC 11.85 lakh VX i-DTEC 12.9 lakh All prices are Ex-showroom, Delhi.Also See: This is what the production model of Honda BR-V looks like Also Read: Five things to know about Honda BR-V before its launch
(Attn.editors: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same). The 3rd Flash Sale for Le 2 Scheduled on July 12, Le Max2 now on Open SaleBANGALORE, July 7, 2016/PRNewswire/ — Le 2 Continues to be a hot Favourite Amongst Indian Buyers LeEco has managed to strive a name for itself in India in a short span of time. The global Internet and technology conglomerate set its foot in India in January 2016 with the launch of Le 1s and has recently launched the second generation superphones in India – Le 2 and Le Max2. Both Le 2 and Le Max2 are redefining the dynamics in their respective categories. While the Le Max2 is being touted as a true flagship killer, Le 2 is being perceived as a no compromise mid-range smartphone in the Indian smartphone market. The biggest testimonial of this is the overwhelming response to the first flash sale that was organised by LeEco in which the company managed to garner sales orders of over 61,000 units.Buyers also have a very positive opinion about Le 2 on Flipkart with an outstanding rating of 4.2 out of 5 (as on July 6, 2016). In addition to this, a whopping 82% of the buyers on Flipkart have given Le 2 a rating of 4 or 5 stars. LeEco Le 2 has a stunning metal unibody design and is a complete powerhouse in its own rights.The Superphone comes with a super powerful Octa-Core Qualcomm (R) Snapdragon(TM) 652, which is one of the fastest processors in this price category. The phone also comes with a spacious 32GB of internal storage and generous 3GB of RAM. Apart from offering best-in-class performance, Le 2 sports an amazing 5.5-inch Full HD screen and comes with an in-cell display screen that is usually found in high-end smartphones. Le 2 is a future-ready smartphone that comes with a USB Type-C port with superfast charging enabled. MORE PRN BMR JSRadvertisement