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New-look Alab Pilipinas win 5th straight, rout Slingers

first_imgUP clips UE in 5 sets in UAAP debut of Kenyan coach MOST READ 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed FILE PHOTO – Justin Brownlee of Alab Pilipinas shoots a jumper over Chris Charles of the Singapore Slingers in their game in the Asean Basketball League at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNew-look San Miguel Alab Pilipinas remained the same force of nature on the road, silencing Singapore Slingers, 82-69, for their fifth straight victory in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League Sunday at OCBC Arena in Singapore.Renaldo Balkman scored seven of Alab’s last 10 points to finish with a team-best 21 points on top of six rebounds, four assists, and three steals, while Josh Urbiztondo once again went ablaze from downtown, hitting five treys to wind up with 17 markers to go along with eight boards.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Xavier Alexander led the Slingers with a game-high 32 points and seven rebounds, but failed to get ample support with Chris Charles posting 14 markers and seven boards in a foul-plagued outing.Liew had seven points to lead the Singapore locals.The scores:SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 82 — Balkman 21, Urbiztondo 17, Brownlee 16, Parks 16, Maierhofer 6, Domingo 4, Raymundo 2, Alabanza 0, Hontiveros 0, Sumalinog 0.SINGAPORE SLINGERS 69 — Alexander 32, Charles 14, Liew 7, Goh 6, Mandani 6, Low 4, Folkoff 0, Ng 0.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Justin Brownlee tallied a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Bobby Ray Parks collected 16 markers, four assists and two steals, and an emphatic block on Larry Liew in the final minute to punctuate the victory.Alab used an 8-0 surge to open the third quarter to take control of the game, 45-38, and go on cruise control from that point.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 folkThe Philippine side rose to 8-4, a game behind third-seed Mono Vampire (9-4), while the Slingers fell to an even 7-7 slate.Alab evened its season series against Singapore with each taking wins on the road. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Quarters: 17-20, 37-38, 66-54, 82-69.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View commentslast_img read more


first_imgDRAGAON’S Den star Bobby Kerr says he was so struck by the beauty of Donegal, he’s coming back for more.The entrepreneur and radio station host says staying in Ireland for a holiday or ‘staycation’ helps boost local communities.But he has vowed to return to Donegal to see more. “While we all are guilty of thinking far away hills are greener, there’s great value to be had in holidaying in Ireland,” he said.“It’s that time of the year again when we can start to think about holidays. You can keep your loud Brits in their union jack shorts singing soccer songs in Torremolinos – I’m off to rural Ireland!” Writing for Newstalk, he went on: “I think we are all guilty of thinking that far away hills are greener. I feel that everyone should try and have one holiday in Ireland each year if at all possible. Sunshine might not be guaranteed, but good company, great food, amazing scenery and the best of craic always is. “Travelling around the county on our “Winning Back The High Street” campaign on my Newstalk show Down to Business, I see beauty everywhere. Ireland is blessed with the most wonderful countryside.“Earlier this year I travelled from Limerick to Donegal. I was struck by the beauty of the West Coast and how well served we are by good pubs and eateries to stop in along the way. After visiting Donegal, I vowed to myself that this is a county I need to get to know – I was struck by the beauty of the place. By this time next year, I hope to have had a proper staycation in Donegal.“Staying in Ireland isn’t cheap. When travelling with Mary and the girls I often feel like a mobile ATM. What is great is that your spend is going back to the local economy and this is vital if these areas of great beauty are to survive and thrive.“So, if you can grab a few days this summer, get in the car, get out into the wild, and take time to appreciate rural Ireland for all it has to offer. Spend a few of your hard-earned euro there – it will make a difference and you won’t be disappointed.”  DRAGON’S DEN STAR: I WAS STUNNED BY BEAUTY OF DONEGAL was last modified: June 16th, 2015 by John2Share 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:bobby kerrdonegalholidayslast_img read more

Newton Believed in Absolute Truth

first_imgOne would think by now everything written by or about Isaac Newton has been printed.  Not so; Nature1 reports August 19 that a commentary on the Apocalypse (Revelation) by Newton was published for the first time just last month by The Newton Project online.  Newton’s commentary holds “radical” views that the Pope was the personification of the Antichrist, and other statements probably unpopular in his day.  The article confirms that “Newton’s religious writings constitute more than half of his entire written work.”  More interesting, the article delves into his unified belief in science and the Bible:In the past, many thought that Newton pursued religion only in his spare time, or that the majority of his religious work had been copied from others.  But [Robert] Iliffe [science historian at Oxford] claims that these writings show his theological work was carefully planned and often related to his work in mathematics and physics.  For example, he sets up his text on the Apocalypse with mathematical formalism, outlining rules, definitions and a proof of his beliefs.    Ultimately, Newton’s religion and science may have been tied together by belief in absolute truth.  Newton used testable hypotheses to find truth in nature, and believed that his religious writings revealed the truth about God, says Iliffe.1Geoff Brumfiel, “Newton’s religious screeds get online airing,” Nature 430, 819 (19 August 2004); doi:10.1038/430819a.Newton was not always the most exemplary Christian, and some of his theological beliefs bordered on the fringes of orthodoxy.  Nevertheless, no one can question that his worldview treated science and theology as highest priorities in the search for truth.  Unlike a majority of moderns, Newton believed in the existence of absolutes.  Specifically, he believed that the true and living God revealed Himself in the holy Scriptures even more clearly than in His works in nature, and therefore the Scriptures are more worthy of serious and systematic investigation than anything in nature.  This is clear from the volume of systematic study he gave the Bible compared to science, as this article affirms (contrary to previous speculations that tried to minimize the emphasis this eminent scientist and thinker gave to his religious writings.)  Can anyone claim that such a worldview is “scary stuff” in its implications for science (see yesterday’s headline), when you have the greatest scientist in history steadfastly affirming his belief in the Biblical account of creation?(Visited 61 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Asteroids are much harder to destroy than scientists originally thought

first_imgThe options are limited. SCIEPRO Nuking an asteroid out of the sky to protect the Earth is great fodder for the silver screen. However, new research suggests that simply blowing up a threatening space rock may not save us quite as simply as we might hope. Scientists find rogue asteroids roaming our solar system often — just last month they discovered yet another one that could (maybe) strike the Earth. One of the ways to deal with these potential threats is to impact them, knocking them off course. NASA is currently planning an asteroid redirect mission where it’ll send a kamikaze spacecraft into the moonlet of an asteroid known as Didymos, barreling into the rock to shoo it away.Yet we haven’t had a lot of opportunities to study asteroids up close, so we can’t appreciate exactly how they are structured or how they might be destroyed. It has been believed that bigger asteroids may be easier to destroy because they would be more likely to have cracks and weaknesses that make them easy to blow apart. Thus, if an asteroid were to threaten our peaceful existence, what should we do?”Are we better off breaking it into small pieces, or nudging it to go a different direction? And if the latter, how much force should we hit it with to move it away without causing it to break?” asks Charles El Mir, lead author on the study, in a press release. Those questions are exactly what he and a team at Johns Hopkins University set out to answer.In the simulation, an asteroid splits apart but is pulled back together by the effect of gravity. This animation is sped up — this phase occurs over many hours. Johns Hopkins University/YouTube Their findings, published in an upcoming issue of the journal Icarus, are based on computer simulations of asteroid impacts. They plugged in parameters that digitally recapitulated a small asteroid, about 1 kilometer wide, impacting a large asteroid, about 25 times bigger, while travelling at 5 kilometers per second.A previous model had shown that the large asteroid was obliterated by this type of collision — but the Johns Hopkins team found an entirely different endgame. According to their modelling, the asteroid would greatly fracture in the fractions of a second after an impact.Over the hours after an impact though, the team showed the large asteroid broke apart into smaller pieces but wasn’t entirely obliterated as previous research had shown. The fragments that flew off the asteroid were then pulled back together by the damaged asteroid core, due to the overwhelming effect of gravity.Thanks, gravity.”We used to believe that the larger the object, the more easily it would break, because bigger objects are more likely to have flaws,” said El Mir. “Our findings, however, show that asteroids are stronger than we used to think and require more energy to be completely shattered.”The strength of the asteroid to resist such an impact allows it to preserve its gravitational pull, which could wreak havoc if we were to blindly fire rockets at an incoming rock. Understanding these interactions better prepare us for the decisions that will have to be made, should an asteroid be set on colliding with the Earth.Originally published March 6 at 7:13 p.m. PTUpdate, March 7 at 1:15 a.m.: Clarifies earlier experiment. Share your voice 1 Commentcenter_img Tags Sci-Techlast_img read more

Wikipedia says The North Face manipulated site to top Google results

first_imgIn a statement, The North Face said: “We believe deeply in @Wikipedia’s mission and apologize for engaging in activity inconsistent with those principles. Effective immediately, we have ended the campaign and moving forward, we’ll commit to ensuring that our teams and vendors are better trained on the site policies.” Yesterday, we were disappointed to learn that @thenorthface and @LeoBurnett unethically manipulated Wikipedia. They have risked your trust in our mission for a short-lived consumer stunt. 1/ https://t.co/aIl5XEkS3z— Wikipedia (@Wikipedia) May 29, 2019 Tags Wikipedia slammed The North Face for adding product photos to the platform to boost its search ranking. NurPhoto/Getty Images Wikipedia says The North Face violated its terms by swapping photos on the site with its own in order to appear at the top of Google searches. The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia, said Wednesday that The North Face and ad agency Leo Burnett Tailor Made “unethically manipulated” Wikipedia after removing photos on the platform and replacing them with ones featuring The North Face’s products. In an ad campaign video boasting about the strategy, the companies said they “hacked the results” so that The North Face appears at the top of Google whenever someone searches for an adventure. They said they paid “absolutely nothing just by collaborating with Wikipedia.” The Wikimedia Foundation denied involvement in the campaign. “What they did was akin to defacing public property,” the Wikimedia Foundation said in a post. “When The North Face exploits the trust you have in Wikipedia to sell you more clothes, you should be angry. Adding content that is solely for commercial promotion goes directly against the policies, purpose and mission of Wikipedia to provide neutral, fact-based knowledge to the world.”Volunteers with the Wikimedia Foundation took down The North Face’s images or cropped out the logos and are ensuring the affected articles “meet Wikipedia’s standards of neutrality and reliable sourcing,” the nonprofit said.Wikipedia tweeted about the incident, saying: “Yesterday, we were disappointed to learn that @thenorthface and @LeoBurnett unethically manipulated Wikipedia. They have risked your trust in our mission for a short-lived consumer stunt.” Google 0 Share your voicecenter_img 1:25 Internet Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment Google’s head of advertising calls for privacy, but not…last_img read more

Three Wipro call centre employees arrested for security breach

first_imgThree employees of a call centre run by Wipro for London-based telecom service provider TalkTalk have been arrested in India for alleged breach of security.The arrests in Kolkata earlier this month were made after TalkTalk detected the alleged breach while conducting a data security review and informed the police, reported PTI.While confirming the arrests, TalkTalk clarified they were not related to a hacking detected last October when personal information of its customers were “compromised”. “Following the October 2015 cyber-attack, we have been conducting a forensic review to ensure that all aspects of our security are as robust as possible — including that of our suppliers. Acting on information supplied by TalkTalk, the local police have arrested three individuals who have breached our policies and the terms of our contract with Wipro. We are also reviewing our relationship with Wipro,” PTI quoted TalkTalk as saying in a statement.Wipro has said it is “working closely” in the investigation and will “extend its full cooperation” to the authorities probing the allegations.”Wipro is committed to maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of all customer data, and has a zero-tolerance policy on security breaches,” the Bengaluru-based company said in a statement.”Wipro is working closely with the customer in the investigation and will continue to extend its full cooperation to the investigating authorities,” Wipro was quoted by PTI as saying.last_img read more