Fight for Sight chosen as an official charity of Wigtown Book Festival

first_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Speakers at the Wigtown Book Festival include actress Joanna Lumley and broadcaster Peter Snow. There will be a collection for Fight for Sight at BBC journalist Jeremy Bowen’s talk about his latest book ‘The Arab Uprisings’.Michele Acton, Chief Executive of Fight for Sight, is a Wigtown resident. He said: “Sight loss is the sense that people fear losing the most and at Fight for Sight we’re determined to provide a future that everyone can see”.Cancer Research UK is the other charity benefiting from the Wigtown Book Festival. Eye research charity Fight for Sight has been chosen as an official charity for the second year running at Wigtown Book Festival.The festival, sponsored by the Daily Telegraph and Scottish Power, runs in Wigtown, Galloway, from 27 September to 7 October. This is its 15th year. Fight for Sight will promote its work with a stand in the Kist marquee, and will be collecting throughout the week at the event. Local children will also be busking around the festival to raise funds. Advertisement Tagged with: corporate Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 18 September 2013 | News Fight for Sight chosen as an official charity of Wigtown Book Festival About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

New Zealander journalist arrested

first_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Organisation center_img New Zealander journalist Glen Johnson was arrested on a charge of entering the country illegally. He was held for more than a week in a prison in Lahij province, south of the capital, before being handed over to security forces. A freelancer who writes occasionally for the New York Times and International Herald Tribune, Johnson had, in addition to covering the protests, been working on a story about human trafficking from Africa to the Middle East via Yemen, a subject he has covered in other articles in the past. After being held for 11 days, he was put on a flight to the United Arab Emirates on 6 July. The Yemeni authorities gave him 72 hours to leave the country in 2010, when he was doing a story on sexual violence against women. June 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New Zealander journalist arrestedlast_img read more

Lyme disease serious

first_imgIn this stage, bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) infect jointtissue, causing arthritis, or infect cardiac muscles, weakeningtissue around the heart. “If Lyme disease damages the brain, the patient may nevercompletely recover, even with treatment,” Hinkle said.”Infections that have spread to the central nervous system aredifficult to treat, because antibiotics cannot penetrate theblood brain barrier.” “The arthritis will appear only in one side of the body, eitherthe left or right elbow or knee,” Hinkle said. “It’s notsymmetrical like most other cases of arthritis.” In some cases the bacteria will attack the central nervoussystem, causing brain damage, memory loss, dementia ordepression.Treatable at all stagesDoctors can treat Lyme disease in all stages, giving this diseasea low fatality rate.center_img Mosquitoes and West Nile virus are the hot topics of late, butdon’t forget to guard against ticks to prevent Lyme disease.”While not known to kill anyone, Lyme disease can be a seriousthreat to your health,” said Nancy Hinkle, an Extensionentomologist with the University of Georgia College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences. “It can make you veryill, even chronically ill.”First noted in ConnecticutLyme disease was first discovered in 1977 when arthritis wasobserved in a group of children in and around Lyme, Conn., Hinklesaid.”Connecticut and New York remain the most common places to reportthe disease, with thousands of cases occurring each year,” shesaid. “The disease is still extremely rare in the West and in theSouth.””It didn’t appear in Georgia until the late ’80s and still isn’ta threat to many people,” she said.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports only 434cases of Lyme disease in Georgia since 1990. The disease istransmitted through Ixodes scapularis tick bites in the South.Different ticks are associated with the disease in other areas ofthe United States.Carrier is smaller than mostIxodes scapularis ticks are not easily identifiable. They’resmaller than any other ticks found in the Southeast.”They’re commonly mistaken for the Lone Star tick, which is alsoa small tick,” Hinkle said. “But Lone Star ticks have a whitespot on their back.” These ticks are less significant diseasevectors.If a tick has bitten you, watch the site for symptoms of Lymedisease.Watch for a bull’s-eye”The first sign is a bull’s-eye rash that forms on the skin nearthe infected bite,” Hinkle said. “The rash is concentric circlesof alternate red and white rings, giving it the appearance of abull’s eye.”The rash can form days or even weeks after you’re infected. “It will go away in a few days, and the person will feel fine andforget about it,” she said. “Then the second stage begins. Thiscan happen months or even years later.” “If intercepted early, while in the bulls-eye stage, antibioticscan be taken by mouth to treat the symptoms and stop thebacterial infection from spreading,” Hinkle said.If caught in stage two, antibiotics must be given intravenously,and a hospital stay is required.last_img read more

Big Science Sullies Its Reputation

first_imgThe public will lose confidence in science if its institutions continue to side with the political left.Before reading the news about Big Science’s involvement with politics, let’s review some intuitive principles about science:Science has nothing to do with politics. Scientists are supposed to investigate the natural world.The taxpayers and their servants in government owe nothing to scientists. Anything scientists get is gravy.The government has every right to determine the amount and use of any taxpayer earnings redistributed to scientists.As radical as those principles sound in today’s culture of Big Government, Big Science and Big Media, they are true. A look at the history of science proves it. Although governments have occasionally chosen to support scientific research, most of the work was done privately (e.g., by Robert Boyle and James Joule) or by private institutions (e.g., the Royal Institution that sponsored Michael Faraday). The king of France supported the Paris Academy, but also dictated much of the direction of its research. Private universities have supported science since the Middle Ages, but some of the greatest scientific discoveries were made by individuals working alone, occasionally supported by magnanimous friends (e.g., Edmund Halley to Isaac Newton). Scientists pursued science because they were interested in the subject matter and wanted to know. The love for knowledge—the search to understand how the world works—must be paramount to keep science from corrupting itself. The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.Realistically, though, Big Science needs Big Government, and to a lesser extent, vice versa. Government can benefit from scientific research for national prestige (such as building a popular space program), for national defense (supporting basic research to improve the military), or to improve the life of its citizens with research that leads to cures, innovations (promoting business and trade) and conveniences. These goals often require huge institutions costing a lot of money. But the three principles listed above remain true: government does not owe a scientist anything. If a country wants to do nothing but protect its people, it could in all rights turn scientists loose to fund their own hobbies. Scientists could look for benefactors like Andrew Carnegie or Bill Gates who could give money willingly, instead of by coercion through taxation.Since World War II, however, there’s been an unholy alliance forged between government and science (see Footnote*). We now have the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as powerful interest groups like the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and numerous journal editors, whose lobbyists clamor for their teat on the government sow. Many university professors have left classroom lecturing to spend full time in research on the government dole. Their deans, complicit in the unholy alliance, want to keep the research funds flowing to enhance their institution’s prestige. Lucrative contract awards corrupt scientific ideals and lead to conflicts of interest. Many scientists these days practically view themselves as government employees. No wonder scientific integrity takes a back seat, leading to a crisis of confidence (2/25/17) that never seems to improve despite occasional episodes of hand-wringing by ethicists.Since Big-Government Democrats position themselves as friends of ‘science’ with few qualms about national indebtedness, Big Science (and their uncritical lapdogs in Big Media), tend to lean left in politics. That’s where they think the money will flow easier. (Whether or not that is true is a separate question.) Leftists and Democrats also tend to be less religious, favoring the materialist bias so prevalent in the Darwin-worshiping academy. American scientists, disavowing the American exceptionalism propounded by conservative Republicans, find kindred hearts in European socialist countries, where atheism rules.So closed to alternative viewpoints are university science departments and science reporters now, they can’t even think outside the Democrat box any more. The Pavlovian response (“vote Democrat, get money”) is evident in the following news items, where instinctively anything Republican or Trumpian is viewed as evil, anything Democrat or Clintonian is viewed as good. It’s a package deal. Once aligned with a political party, an institutional scientist will tend to support everything on that party’s platform, whether or not it has anything to do with science. Ring the Democrat bell: watch Big Science salivate. Ring the Republican bell: watch Big Science growl. For this reason, those few scientists outside the leftist echo chamber tend to keep their mouths shut. It’s not fun being surrounded by growling colleagues, even if they know it’s all BS (Big Science). What’s new since the election is political activism promoted by Big Science itself. The corruption is complete.Trump’s policies set to damage health and science, warns The BMJ (Medical Xpress). This blatantly partisan article presents Democrat talking points in the guise of a science story on a science news site. It claims Trump is evil on immigration, wrong in wanting to overturn Obamacare, and a liar because of talk of ‘alternative facts’ by an aide. All his reform proposals are wrong before even getting out the gate. Only leftists at the British Medical Journal get the microphone. Chuck Schumer couldn’t have said it better.Single-payer reform is ‘the only way to fulfill the president’s pledge’ on health care (Medical Xpress). This is an extremely biased argument for socialized medicine. But that’s what the plan by Democrats was all along, wasn’t it? Didn’t Jonathan Gruber (architect of Obamacare) let that cat out of the bag years ago? They had to lie to the stupid Americans, he said, to start the ball rolling.Demise of stream rule won’t revitalize coal industry (Science Magazine). If Trump is for it, the AAAS is against it. “Environmentalists were outraged earlier this month after the Republican-led Congress used an obscure law to erase a new regulation aimed at reducing the environmental damage caused by coal mining…” yada yada yada. Author Warren Cornwall is certainly welcome to his opinion on coal as he favorable quotes Sierra Club laywers, but is it inconceivable for a science society to present a balanced presentation, perhaps to include another view by a pro-energy-independence Republican scientist? In a looking-glass world, couldn’t a science society be outraged at Obama’s ‘attack’ on the coal industry? Couldn’t scientific institutions show concern for the thousands who lost their jobs? Instead, the AAAS publishes this piece as if it’s the only possible position for ‘science’ to take.US drinking water at risk from Trump’s cuts to pollution rules (New Scientist). It’s an old Democrat Party trick: scare people that Republicans are going to poison our water and pollute our air. New Scientist leads off with a photo of a little girl getting a drink of water out of the kitchen tap. You can almost hear the horror movie music coming. Trump’s going to dismantle the EPA with his cabinet pick Scott Pruitt (cue scream on soundtrack). Anything about the toxic spill the EPA caused in Colorado in 2015 under the Obama administration? (NBC News). Anything about the toxic drinking water in Flint, Michigan on Obama’s watch? (CNN). Of course not; only Republicans pollute.Trump’s policy changes put women’s sexual and reproductive health at risk, argues expert (Medical Xpress). So terrible to possibly limit access to abortions. So bad to threaten the ACA. So evil to discriminate against the gender-confused. This broken-record presentation of Clinton/Obama talking points, as expected, employs the Orwellian phrase “women’s reproductive health” as a euphemism for abortion. The reporter shows absolutely no concern whatsoever for the constitutional right to life for the unborn (half of whom are female). Fathers, of course, are ignored completely in the equation; they are not among the ‘oppressed’ in the mindset of identity politics (the latest incarnation of Marxist ideology).New AAAS president emphasizes making the case for science (Science Magazine). Susan Hockfield sees her role as making the AAAS a “force for science,” helping AAAS members “mobilize, energize, and equip science enthusiasts to raise their voices in the public domain.” Science Magazine published one member’s loyal response, “How I’m Standing Up for Science,” where Susan J. Cheng bravely announces her commitment to the cause in the face of the Trump threat (as filtered through Big Media). It reads like a love letter to Dear Leader Hockfield:The morning after President Trump’s inauguration, I woke up to an email from AAAS (the publisher of Science) asking me, “How will you stand up for science?” This was a question I hadn’t thought about or discussed much with other scientists, and I struggled to find my answer. However, after reading about how the Environmental Protection Agency was initially told to remove climate change information from its website and about travel restrictions that affected my colleagues, it was painfully clear that an answer was urgently needed. I wanted to do my part to protect science.Before diagnosing Trump as mentally ill, let’s ask what that actually means (The Conversation). Isn’t it noble that Meron Wondemaghen stands up to all the liberals calling Trump crazy, demanding he be removed as unfit for office? Isn’t it profound that she questions the meaning of ‘mental illness’? Isn’t it sweet that she comes to his defense, saying “Trump’s impulsivity, vulgarity, personal attacks, recklessness and fondness for misinformation are not necessarily symptoms of mental illness.” Such love.An Anti-Trump Incantation: What’s in a Magic Spell? (Live Science). When it comes to diagnosing mental illness, ask yourself what would cause a science reporter to give serious consideration to witchcraft. That’s right; Stephanie Pappas hates Trump so much, she has lost it. She would rather talk about witches casting spells on Trump in a ‘Live Science’ post than to condemn such practice as profoundly irrational, the polar opposite of scientific ideals. Nowhere does she condemn this. Maybe it’s time to change the name to Live Seance.*Footnote:*David Noble: “By about 1943-1944, there was discussion about what the postwar scientific establishment would look like. By this time, the corporations and the universities and the scientists who had been reluctant to take federal funds for fear of taxpayer involvement were now so enamored of the largess that they didn’t want to give it up. And they said, we can’t go backwards — this is the new game — we are going to be taking taxpayer money. But we don’t want the taxpayer involved in what we do….“…. what happened first is that Harley Kilgore, a senator from West Virginia, set up a plan for a ‘National Science Foundation’ whereby the taxpayer — an ordinary citizen, a non-scientist — would sit on committees and panels overseeing the allocation of research funds.“In response to that, Vannevar Bush and his friends put together a counterproposal calling for a ‘National Research Foundation’ — which became more or less what we have in today’s National Science Foundation.The Vannevar Bush et al. legislation said essentially that science would be funded by the taxpayer but controlled by scientists. Again, scientists — this is important to emphasize — are not simply scientists, but scientists and the corporation they work for….“There was a problem with the way the committees and panels overseeing the allocation of research funds would be set up. The problem had a name and the name is DEMOCRACY. The fundamental tenet of the democratic system is that the taxpayers funding something have control over what’s done with the money.“Harry Truman said it was the most undemocratic piece of legislation he'[d even seen and vetoed it. It went through minor changes and because what we have today — a scientific establishment run by scientists with very little political oversight. The key thing is how they kept the taxpayer out was through PEER REVIEW.” (Suzan Mazur, The Origin of Life Circus, pp. 426-427, in an interview with MIT scholar David Noble (1945-2010), whom she calls “The Tarzan of science and technology historians.”)======================Look at the liberals calling Trump crazy while endorsing witchcraft. Look at them calling Republicans intolerant as they engage in violence. Look at them protesting pipelines as they leave mountains of trash behind. You will know them by their fruits. (When they are all fruits and nuts, it’s easier to tell.)Big Science is Fake Science. Big Media is Fake News. Don’t be a mindless dupe like Susan Cheng; her type belong in North Korean army parades of goose-stepping, uniformed rubber ducks.Read history. Read philosophy. Get outside the echo chamber. Learn to think critically. Then, and only then, will you have some hope of understanding ‘science’.(Visited 72 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Saving Energy With Manual J and Manual D

first_imgIf you’ve been paying attention to energy-efficiency experts and green-building Web sites, you probably know that it’s important to properly size your HVAC equipment. Most sources repeat the same advice: oversized furnaces and air conditioners cost too much, waste energy, and sometimes provide lower levels of comfort.To avoid these problems, the first step is to insist that your HVAC contractor perform a Manual J calculation to determine the heat loss and heat gain for each room of your house under peak (worst-case) conditions. Then your contractor can specify equipment that meets Manual J requirements.If you’re building a new home, your contractor should design your duct system using Manual D. (Manual D depends on the room-by-room heat loss and heat gain numbers supplied by the Manual J calculations.)Sounds easy, right? Well, it isn’t. In most areas of the country, it’s very difficult to find a residential HVAC contractor who is willing to perform Manual J and Manual D calculations.Helpful advice from your governmentAccording to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, “Homeowners should insist that contractors use a correct sizing calculation before signing a contract. This service is often offered at little or no cost to homeowners by … conscientious heating and air conditioning contractors.” Yeah, right.The government Web site goes on to advise, “When the contractors are finished, get a copy of their calculations, assumptions, and the computer printout or finished worksheet.” Well, that’s easy for you to say. But just see how easy it is to get that paperwork from Bob once his Do-It-Right HVAC Service has finished installing your new air conditioner.Easy enough for an 8th grader to do it — Quick, find me an 8th graderManual J and… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

With Firefox OS, Mozilla Takes On The ‘Closed’ Internet—Again

first_imgTags:#app development#Firefox OS#Mozilla#smartphones So Eich knows a little bit about breaking down walled gardens. And he does it with open, non-proprietary standards and the Web.Nothing about Firefox OS is secret. Mozilla has been extremely open about the whole development process for the two years that it has taken to build the operating system, a project that started as a set of code called “Boot2Gecko” and eventually turned into a smartphone.With Firefox OS, Mozilla doesn’t play cloak-and-dagger games about what features are coming to the operating system or when new smartphones will launch the way mobile giants like Apple and Samsung do. Using HTML5, Firefox OS is built on open application programming interfaces (APIs) intended to be shared with the world. If that means that portions of Firefox OS end up in iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone or even upstarts like Tizen or Jolla, so be it. Given a world in which “when is the new iPhone coming?” is a very, very popular search term, Mozilla’s openness with Firefox OS is extraordinarily refreshing. Yet Mozilla doesn’t hold any illusions that it can unseat the likes of Apple and Google when it comes to smartphones. Instead, Eich and company want to create opportunity for developers, smartphone manufacturers and carriers and, ultimately, consumers.Mozilla’s Chris Lee shows off Firefox OS deviceThe Gift Of Openness“What we aspire to is giving them the open-endedness of the Web,” Eich said. “I am staking my reputation, as I have, on open standards and continue to do so.”Mozilla is launching Firefox OS with 20 mobile carriers who will launch its smartphones across the world. Telefonica, a Spanish telecom that operates in Spain, Latin America and Asia, plans on bringing Firefox OS devices to its entire coverage area by the end of 2014. These devices, which will be extraordinarily cheap by today’s smartphone standards, are intended to get first-time smartphone users (or even first time Web users) on the Internet. Mozilla isn’t going to measure success of Firefox OS with numbers of smartphones shipped. Making money is not what Mozilla has, or has even been, about.“We want to pioneer the category of open web devices and show that it is competitive,” Eich said.  dan rowinski Firefox maker Mozilla once helped break up a stagnant monopoly on the Internet. Now it’s trying to do the same sort of thing again. Today, the organization announced the first smartphones running its new Firefox OS, which will first ship to countries like Poland and Spain before making their way across the world. Mozilla calls these Firefox OS smartphones “open Web devices,” and wants them usher in a new way of developing for mobile devices that embraces open Web standards instead of closed, proprietary approaches. In other words, Mozilla aims to undermine the proprietary Apple-Google duopoly of iPhone and Android by giving manufacturers, developers and consumers another choice that’s tied directly to the technologies that underpin the Web itself.Brendan Eich introduces Firefox OS smartphonesAnd it thinks it has an army of developers to enlist in its cause. What’s An “Open Web Device”?Despite some visual similarities, Firefox OS is not like Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android, much less like BlackBerry or Microsoft’s Windows Phone. These are platforms that run on operating systems built with “native” code specific to that platform. They all feature browsers that handle quite a bit of a smartphone’s basic functions, but they still live in proprietary ecosystems. As such, they’re all vying for developer attention to their platforms, with varying degrees of success.From Mozilla’s perspective, the Web is the operating system. If you can write code to design and build a website, you can write code to design and build an app for Firefox OS. Mozilla chief technology officer Brendan Eich says the organization estimates that here are nearly eight million Web developers in the world. The number of developers for all proprietary operating systems, he says, are “an order of magnitude or two less, in the hundreds of thousands.”“There was no reason that the Web couldn’t be a first class platform for mobile apps,” Eich said today at a press conference in San Francisco announcing the two new Firefox OS smartphones.The Secret Is That There Is No SecretMozilla sees the current smartphone duopoly—Android and iOS—much the same way that it viewed the monopoly Internet Explorer held over Web browsing in the late 1990s. Eich was instrumental in breaking up that monopoly. This is, after all, the guy who invented the Javascript coding language (which runs much of the functions on the Web) and helped build the Netscape browser—you remember, the one that threw such a scare into Microsoft that it overreacted and brought down major antitrust enforcement on itself. Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Yu ends medal drought for PH swimmers with bronze

first_imgRead Next PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Roxanne Yu gave the Philippine swimming team its first medal after winning the bronze in the women’s 200 meter backtroke in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games at National Aquatic Centre inside KL Sports City in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Yu clocked 2:19.98, about seven seconds behind Vietnam’s Thi Anh Vien Nguyen, who bagged the gold with a time of 2:13.64.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games: Cray strikes gold in 400m hurdles LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ Yessy Venesia Yosaputra of Indonesia took home the silver, logging 2:18.19.Yu’s podium finish averted a medal drought for PH swimming that drew subpar results from Jessie King Lacuna and Fil-American Nicole Oliva.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLacuna finished sixth in both the 400-meter men’s freestyle finals on Monday and in the 200m butterfly.Oliva also faltered as she wound up in sixth in the 400m women’s freestyle, which was also ruled by Vietnam’s swimming supertar Nguyen. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View commentslast_img read more

Mavs rookie shows growth in 112-89 loss to Magic

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Smith was able to get his teammates involved while also creating for himself plenty, finishing with 13 points, three rebounds and one assist in nearly 19 minutes during his third preseason game.“I’m very comfortable,” said Smith, who only played the first half. “At the end of the day it’s just playing basketball, making the right reads and things like that. I’ve been doing that for a very long time so I just have to keep coming out and learning the game and I will keep getting better.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMavs associate head coach Melvin Hunt, who filled in for a sick Rick Carlisle on Thursday, said he most pleased with Smith’s growth in calling his own plays against Orlando.“I wanted him to get the feel of that responsibility and he did some great things. It was subtle,” Hunt said. “He did some subtle things that were big time. It’s fun watching him develop.” MOST READ Damian Lillard led Portland with 16 points and eight assists in 26 minutes and CJ McCollum added 15 points. Kyle Lowry paced visiting Toronto with 23 points and had six assists in 25 minutes.TORONTO: DeMar DeRozan and C.J. Miles did not play. … Starting power forward Serge Ibaka struggled, scoring just two points on one of five shooting from the field and an 0-for-3 showing from 3-point range, while also adding four rebounds in 20 minutes.PORTLAND: Rookie power forward Caleb Swanigan impressed with an active night with six points, eight rebounds and six assists in 18 minutes off the bench. … McCollum was effective from 3-point range, converting four of six from beyond the arc. … The Trail Blazers outrebounded Toronto 47-38 on the night.UP NEXT: The Toronto Raptors (1-2) will host Detroit on Tuesday. The Trail Blazers (1-1) hit the road to face the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.TIMBERWOLVES 111, WARRIORS 97Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns each scored 16 points in 26 minutes apiece for the Timberwolves in Shenzen, China. Durant scored 20 points in 25 minutes to lead Golden State.MINNESOTA: Power forward Taj Gibson is looking more with his new team after being reunited with Thibodeau, his old Chicago Bulls coach. Gibson scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds while showing the ability to become more of a “stretch four” in Thibodeau’s system. He hit one of two 3-point shots — not bad for a player who has attempted only 35 3s in his career and made only three last season. … Andrew Wiggins added 14 points on 5 of 11 shooting from the field.GOLDEN STATE: Curry hit three of six from 3-point range, as did Klay Thompson, who finished with 13 points in 24 minutes.UP NEXT: The Warriors (0-2) and Timberwolves (2-0) meet again on Sunday in Shanghai, China. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Smith was coming off a back-to-back in which he scored 14 points on Wednesday night during a home win over Chicago. He played with much better pace Wednesday than in his debut and Thursday night he improved a little bit more in that area without starters like Dirk Nowitzki, Harrison Barnes and Wesley Matthews not even in the building.He converted two of four shots from 3-point range, and continued to show his great athletic range by driving to the basket and also soaring above Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic for an alley-oop slam in the second quarter.“It was a great play call by Coach Hunt, that’s it,” Smith said of the alley-oop feed from Seth Curry. “He set me up how I need to be set up and Seth made a great pass.”MAGIC 112, MAVERICKS 89Aaron Gordon had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Nikola Vucevic added 14 points in Orlando’s home preseason debut. Dallas’ Dennis Smith, the No. 9 overall pick in the June’ draft scored all 13 of his team-high points in the first half on a night when the Mavericks left most of their starters and veterans at home.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) dribbles by Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton (2) and center Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)ORLANDO, Fla. — Dallas Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr. has the talent and physical tools to become a standout in the NBA.But right now, it’s about incremental improvement for the point guard selected No. 9 overall out of North Carolina State in June. He improved in playing with pace after his preseason debut this week and during Thursday night’s 112-89 loss to Orlando — with most of Mavs’ starting unit and all of the veterans remaining home for the second game of a back-to-back — Smith got a taste of running the show and calling his own plays.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Nextcenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games DALLAS: The Mavericks brought a skeleton crew into Amway Center with several of the veterans and coach Rick Carlisle not making the trip on a preseason back-to-back. Starters Dirk Nowitzki, Wesley Matthews and Harrison Barnes did not make the trip along with veteran reserves Nerlens Noel, J.J. Barea, Josh McRoberts and Devin Harris. Carlisle did not make the trip because he was ill. Associate head coach Melvin Hunt stood in for Carlisle.ORLANDO: Rookie first-round draft pick Jonathan Isaac struggled in his home debut, converting just one of five from the field to finish with just two points, three rebounds and two blocked shots in 17 minutes. Recent Hall of Fame inductee and former Magic star Tracy McGrady sat courtside. … Forward Adreian Payne suffered a fractured left hand during Tuesday night’s practice. Payne is a two-way player for the Magic, who appeared in 18 games last season with Minnesota.UP NEXT: The Mavericks (2-1) are off until Monday when they will host Orlando. The Magic (1-1) will host the Miami Heat on Saturday night.NETS 107, HEAT 88Jeremy Lin scored 16 points and the Nets outrebounded the Heat 62-37 in their second straight preseason victory.Tyler Johnson had 21 points and nine rebounds for Miami, while Hassan Whiteside added 19 points and nine boards.HEAT: The Heat were a dismal 4 for 28 (14 percent) from 3-point range. … Erik Spoelstra started the same five (Rodney McGruder, James Johnson, Whiteside, Dion Waiters and Goran Dragic) as Miami’s preseason opener against Atlanta, saying that group asked for a second chance even though he felt they didn’t play well. … Dragic scored 12 points but fellow starting guard Waiters had two on 1-for-8 shooting.NETS: D’Angelo Russell scored nine points, going 4 for 14 from the field and 1 for 7 from 3-point range. … Reserve Sean Kilpatrick had 14 points and seven rebounds. … Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 10 points and eight rebounds. Swingmen Caris LeVert and Allen Crabbe remained sidelined with ankle injuries.UP NEXT: Miami (1-1) visits Orlando on Saturday. Brooklyn (2-0) hosts New York on Sunday.TRAIL BLAZERS 106, RAPTORS 101 Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brady throws for 303 yards, Patriots hold off Bucs 19-14 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Promising stint ends

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte While going toe to toe with the big teams in the continent was an experience they will always treasure, the players also felt they could have done better—and that was tough to take for Sato, who, at 24, will still probably be around for another run at qualifying for the continental showpiece.“My dream is so big for Philippine football that’s why I’m really sad with this result,” said Sato. “This was a great experience for all of us, but we also wanted to be successful here and not just be part of the tournament.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsStephan Schrock scored on a free kick in the second half for the country’s first goal in the competition, but it proved to be a consolation as the loss doomed the Azkals’ hopes of making the Round of 16 in their debut in the tournament.With a two-goal victory, the Kyrgyz side—a team that the Azkals have already beaten twice—took the second of the four available spots for the best third-placed team in the knockout round. All downA fighting performance in a 1-0 defeat to South Korea on Jan. 7 raised hopes of a strong campaign for the Azkals here. They suffered a 3-0 loss to China in Abu Dhabi four days later, which left them with a must-win match against a resurgent Central Asian side.Schrock felt that, with better preparation, the Azkals could have given a better account of themselves in the tournament.“We were all down in the locker room,” said Schrock. “As I’ve said this was a tough loss and it’s the third in a row. Besides the fact that we represented the country for the first time, we gave it our all, we did our best, but with the lack of preparation this was the best possible outcome for us.”Coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, whose contract with the team ran out after their exit, believes the Azkals have a bright future ahead as long as they keep the core of the squad intact.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIEScenter_img Manila-based Dutchman resets record, grabs lead MOST READ The Azkals had no answer for Kyrgyzstan forward Vitalij Lux (left). —AFPDUBAI—Defender Daisuke Sato sobbed as he trudged back to the touchline, while the rest of his battle-weary teammates walked to the Filipino gallery to acknowledge their support.A promising campaign had an all-too-familiar ending for the Azkals as they bowed out of the AFC Asian Cup on Wednesday night following a 3-1 loss to Kyrgyzstan in their final Group C match at Rashid Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT “I think this is a good group that should continue playing together,” said the Swede, who handled the team starting last November.Senior football advisor Scott Cooper will temporarily take the reins for the Azkals, who will see action in the next cycle of World Cup Qualifying late this year.Having an Asian Cup appearance under their belts, the current Azkals think they’ve laid the foundation for future Filipino national teams to believe that they can compete on this stage.“The level is not too far away,” said Phil Younghusband. “We still have a lot to work on, but the main positive, we’re not too far away. It is actually a lot closer than it used to be. This was our first time in the Asian Cup and a lot of people would have expected us to roll over against other teams, but we didn’t. Still we feel we can be better.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img read more

2016 Elite Eight Finals on Fox Sports!

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Elite Eight Series finals will replayed on Fox Sports 1 next week.   The finals, which first appeared on Fox Sports 1 in early April, will be replayed at the following times: Tuesday, 19 April 2.30pm – 4.00pm (Fox Sports 1)Friday, 22 April3.00am – 4.30am (Fox Sports 1)The Elite Eight Men’s and Women’s grand finals as well as the NTL Mixed Open and selected NTL grand finals were live streamed direct from C.ex International Stadium by Power Productions in March, you can watch how it all unfolded here. Be sure to lock it in to your TV viewing schedule and share this among your colleagues and friends!Related LinksElite Eight finals on TV!last_img