Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda got tough when it needed to down the stretch, hammering out a difficult victory over a hard-fighting Letran. But by the time the buzzer blew in another match, people were talking about the ending of another match.The defending champions Red Lions found other guys to turn to when star Robert Bolick fouled out in the stretch and survived Letran, 74-68, in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I do thank the guys who played in the last minute of the fourth quarter. (Thanks to) Jo, AC (Soberano), Franz (Abuda), Javee (Mocon) and Donald (Tankoua) for taking care of the last minute. I hope this game against Letran will wake up my boys,” Fernandez said.Tankoua led the Lions with 19 points and nine rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES 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 Bolick fouled out with 57.3 ticks left and the Knights making a desperate charge from a huge double-digit spread but the Red Lions found other heroes in Donald Tankoua and Jo Presbitero inside the final minute. Presbitero went 4-of-4 from the stripe in the last 7.7 seconds—his only points for the game—to push San Beda to safety.“It was really tough to give up 28 points in the fourth quarter. If we had lost this game I should probably blame myself for that,” said a disappointed San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez. “They thought it was already a won game for us, so I hope they will realize what happened. The game is not yet over until it is over.”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 ChrissIn the case of the second game, no one really knew when things were over until the referees said so.San Sebastian had a 66-65 spread with 5.6 seconds remaining in the clock, but St. Benilde’s Justin Gutang, waxing hot all game long, made a layup at the buzzer that seemed to turn the game around. After studying the replays, however, referees nullified the shot and the Stags hung on to the victory.Before the debate could even start on social media as to whether the call was right or not, St. Benilde skipper Yankee Haruna signed a protest sheet which Blazers coach TY Tang said was simply “for the benefit of the doubt.”“They (referees) were having a hard time as you can see,” said Tang. “It took them a while to be able to decide on that so maybe once they check on it, for the benefit of the doubt, they can still see something.”San Beda looked it would score a victory beyond any doubt when it zoomed to a 22-point lead with six minutes left in the final frame.But JP Calvo and Bong Quinto rallied the Knights, pushing them within a point, 69-68, with 16.8 seconds remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Reyes quits national team, will focus on 2023 World Cup buildup View comments
Henry, 41, was suspended by Monaco, who are second-from-bottom in the French league with 15 points, after the former Arsenal and France striker earned the Principality club just two wins since his arrival in October.He took up the post with the 2017 French champions in October following the sacking of title-winner Leonardo Jardim but failed to improve on the poor start to the campaign by his predecessor.Monaco are two points behind Dijon, who are 17th and a further point from safety, after collecting only three wins from 21 matches, and crashed out of Europe early after finishing bottom of Champions League Group A with just a single point.Their miserable form under Henry culminated in a humiliating 3-1 French Cup defeat to second-tier Metz on Tuesday and a 5-1 home Ligue 1 hammering by Strasbourg last weekend, during which the tension surrounding Henry began to show.Henry was forced to apologise after being caught calling Strasbourg defender Kenny Lala’s grandmother “a whore” after he delayed a throw-in with the score still 2-1.Monaco have brought in players in the transfer window but Henry’s former Arsenal teammate Cesc Fabregas — who arrived from Chelsea — was at fault for Strasbourg’s third, while fellow new arrival Naldo left them with an uphill battle after being sent off in the seventh minute.However escape from the relegation zone is possible as the two sides immediately outside the bottom three — Caen and Amiens — face Champions League-chasing Montpellier and Lyon and can be caught should the pair lose to their high-flying opponents and Monaco beat Dijon.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thierry Henry suspended as Monaco coachMONACO, Principality of Monaco, Jan 24 – Thierry Henry has been suspended from his role as coach of struggling Ligue 1 side Monaco as they prepare for a key relegation clash this weekend, the club announced on Thursday.“Henry has been suspended until a definitive decision is made,” the club said in a statement, adding assistant coach Franck Passi would oversee training on Friday ahead of their trip to fellow strugglers Dijon.
Daniel O’Donnell showed he’s not all songs and footwork as accumulated profits at his entertainment firm topped €2.9 million.New accounts lodged by the Kincasslagh man to the Companies Office show that DOD Promotions Ltd’s accumulated profits decreased by €102,150 from €3.008m to €2.906m in the 12 months to the end of October last.The dip in profits in 2014 followed DOD Promotions Ltd recording profits of €215,554 in 2013 and a profit of €219,000 before exceptional items in 2012. The drop in profits is not confirmation the firm made a loss last year and may be attributable to Daniel taking a larger salary from the firm last year, though no details on salaries are provided.And his profits are set to rise even more with the launch of a new album as well as his appearances on Strictly Com Dancing.DANIEL’S COMPANY IS STRICTLY IN THE MONEY WITH €3M PROFITS was last modified: October 14th, 2015 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:daniel o’donnellprofits
There were smiles all ’round when three Donegal medical students officially became doctors this week.Dr Rhea O Regan, Fahan, Dr Ronan McLaughlin, Buncrana and Dr Briana Carney, Letterkenny, received their medical degrees from Queens University, Belfast.Congrats to all! THREE DEGREES OF SUCCESS FOR NEW DONEGAL DOCTORS! was last modified: July 10th, 2014 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:Briana CarneydoctorsdonegalReah O’ReganRONAN MCLAUGHLIN
Bruins coach Karl Dorrell said Dragovic was seeking a second opinion, but that is customary since surgery doesn’t take place for two to three weeks after the injury to allow swelling to dissipate. “Injuries are all part of the equation, and it’s unfortunate for us,”Dorrell said. “Are we going to miss him? Yes, he was a starter. But we’ll find people to come in and play and be effective with what we do defensively.” With Dragovic out, sophomore William Snead moves into the starting role. But Dragovic’s injury cuts into UCLA’s depth, which means sophomore Bruce Davis, who was splitting time between linebacker and right defensive end, will spend most of his time backing up Snead. Olson didn’t hide his amazement that UCLA opened as a two-point favorite against the Bears. “I couldn’t believe it. It’s kind of crazy,” Olson said. “No. 20 vs. No. 10? I guess it’s because of home field. I was shocked when I heard it.” Kickoff for UCLA’s game at Washington State on Oct. 15 will be at 3:30 p.m. It will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net. … Dorrell said 10 of UCLA’s 13 penalties came on special teams. “I don’t think I’ve ever, in my career, had 10 penalties relating to special teams,” he said. Brian Dohn can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s by far, (the) biggest game of my career,” Olson said. “I think everyone is re-focused again, back to that mentality we had the first three games. It’s a reality check, a little bit.” Olson said UCLA’s offense had “by far our worst week of practice” leading up to the 21-17 defeat of Washington, and that led to the awful on-field performance. LOS ANGELES — UCLA’s leaders tried pushing away the bad memory of the lackluster effort in their comeback win against Washington by calling Saturday’s game between the 20th-ranked Bruins and No. 10 California the biggest of their careers. Bruins quarterback Drew Olson and linebacker Spencer Havner, both seniors, said they have not played a game of this magnitude at UCLA. And both said they began discussing the importance of it with teammates during Sunday’s meetings and over dinner. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “What we talked about at most of our meetings was getting back that focus that we had before,” Olson said. “I think guys will take it as a wake-up call, get back to the way it was. “Really, it was our preparation and our practice. That’s everything. That’s the idea this week, to have a great week of practice. I think we’ll see a lot of energy out there.” Havner, who redshirted when UCLA won its last game against a top 10 opponent — the seventh-ranked Bruins beat No. 10 Washington 35-13 in 2001 — said the Bruins’ focus must be present before preparations begin this afternoon. “This feels awesome,” Havner said. “I want to make sure everyone has the right mind-set on Tuesday, when they’re driving their car here. I try to talk to a guy here, talk to a guy there.” Sophomore left defensive end Nikola Dragovic, who was UCLA’s biggest surprise on defense, will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee against Washington.
A 59-year-old Derryman has been given a one-year suspended sentence for aiding and abetting the cultivation of cannabis at a grow house in east Donegal.Over 100 marijuana plants were found when Gardaí raided a property at The Haw, Carrigans on October 23, 2015. Officers found two grow tents, each containing ten mature plants, while numerous other plants or cuttings were found along with incubators under fluorescent lighting. Detective Sergeant Joseph Kealy told Letterkenny Circuit Court that Gardaí had the property under observation.Detective Sergeant Kealy and colleagues went to the premises on October 23, 2015 and found a male inside. The male was subsequently arrested and charged with possession of a controlled drug and cultivation of cannabis without a licence.Other detectives remained at the house to preserve the scene when they heard a key turn and a male entered the property, where he shouted to ask who had turned off the radio. Officers altered the man to their presence and he dropped the key on the floor.Edward McDermott (59) of 11 Abbotswalk, Bogside, Derry was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting the cultivation McDermott told Gardaí that the owner of the property was living in Dubai and he had been asked to check on the house.Barrister for McDermott, Mr Moriarty, said his client, who has no previous convictions, had suffered ‘a veritable constellation of medical difficulties’.“A black dog has had a firm hold for the majority of his life,” Mr Moriarty said.“He showed signs of mental fragility from an early age and he has been in poor health for a long time.“This was not an operation for profit and not one described as being on an industrial scale.”McDermott’s co-accused, Christopher McDaid, received a one-year suspended sentence at Letterkenny Circuit Court in February 2017, having said that he was growing the plants to treat his then ten-year-old son who suffered from ataxia-telangiectasia, a rare genetic disorder which has no cure. Judge John Aylmer said he couldn’t countenance making findings different and inconsistent to Judge Nolan. “I have to deal with it as being one where it has already been established that this was a not-for-profit operation,” Judge Aylmer said. “His co-accused was doing this for a particular medicinal purpose. Mr McDermott is before me having pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the operation He is a person who is obviously vulnerable and prone to being in an operation such as this and being taken advantage of to some extent.”Judge Aylmer said the offence could merit a sentence of 18 months for McDermott. However, Judge Aylmer reduced that to one year and suspended the sentence. He directed that McDermott enter into a bond of €100 to keep the peace and be of good behaviour. Suspended sentence for man who aided and abetted Carrigans grow house was last modified: November 10th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:cannabisCarrigansDetective Sergeant Joseph KealyEdward McDermottJudge John AylmerletterkennyLetterkenny Circuit Court
The McKinleyville 8-10 Little League All-Stars clinched the district and section championships this past week, advancing to this weekend’s Northern California state tournament in Palo Alto.The Mack All-Stars opened play at the state tourney against Porterville on Saturday, falling 10-3.They will try to rebound against Fair Oaks Orangevale this afternoon at 4 p.m.
The prize Bonsmara heifer that waspresented to President Jacob Zuma.(Image: Nicky Rehbock) Bultfontein, a tiny farming town in the Free State province, was put on the map recently when President Jacob Zuma stopped by.The occasion was the annual Boertjie Kontreifees (Afrikaans, meaning Young Farmer Community Festival) and the president was there at the invitation of the local agricultural union.Speaking at the town showgrounds, the festival’s venue, Zuma praised the hard work and initiative shown by commercial farmers in that region, and suggested a partnership be set up for them to mentor young, small-scale producers.“I have come to see what is being done here, to learn and be part of the group of people who are prepared to work with others … to produce food and cattle,” said the president, adding that farmers are not the kind of people who just talk the talk, but are individuals who make things happen.Although the actual town of Bultfontein is small, with only about 1 000 residents and 40 000 in surrounding settlements, it’s by no means insignificant. Nestled in one of the maize heartlands of the country, it also produces top-quality stock cattle and sheep, wheat, sunflowers, peanuts, potatoes and tomatoes – and its grain silos are the biggest in Southern Africa.Visitors from neighbouring towns and farming communities flock to the four-day Boertjiefees each year. The 2010 event, no doubt scheduled to celebrate the beginning of spring in September, attracted about 30 000 fans and raised more than R100 000 (US$14 050) for schools, churches and charities in the area.Food and craft stalls, evening entertainment with top local musicians, farming equipment demonstrations and Saddle Horse shows were among this year’s highlights.Doing it for themselvesZuma said the community outreach programmes run by the Bultfontein farming union were an example to the country.“Let us start to encourage people to work together as communities to till the land. No government is going to walk into a village and say: ‘Here, we will help you’. The residents must show they can start doing things themselves, then assistance from government will come.”The president said he was speaking in the context of being a “villager” himself, having been raised in the rural district of Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal province.“If possible, the subsistence and commercial farmers of this land should join hands. People are keen to produce more food – because if everyone can eat first, crime will be reduced – and the surplus can be sold on behalf of the community,” he said.Zuma added that Bultfontein seemed the right place for children from subsistence-farming communities to learn about commercial agriculture, and that he was willing to send people from his own village to the Free State town for this purpose.Referring to the producers in the Bultfontein district, Zuma said: “One thing I love about farmers is that they don’t sleep – they work, and that’s why they’re so successful. That must be passed on to every citizen of this country.”Gift of cattleTo show their appreciation for the presidential visit, the local farming community presented Zuma with a Bonsmara stud bull and a heifer.Bonsmaras, a hardy South African breed of beef cattle, are ideally suited to the often dry, harsh Free State plains.Zuma named the bull “Nsuze” after the river that runs through his home village of Nkandla.It’s unlikely, though, the cattle will ever see his village – soon after they were handed over to the president, they were transported to a nearby rural development project where they will be kept on his behalf.Before being whisked off by helicopter, Zuma apologised for his brief visit, and promised that he would spend more time there in the future.“Next time I’ll clear my diary, so I can come here in the morning and observe the whole day, so we can create more relationships and find a common vision of producing extra food to make South Africa more self-sufficient,” he said.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Purdue University has created a new lyophilization consortium, LyoHUB, to improve freeze-drying technology to make food, pharmaceuticals and biotech products safer and more affordable.The center is funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology through a $453,623 planning grant from its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia, or AMTech, program.Lyophilization, the process by which water is gently removed from materials to make them more stable and lengthen their shelf life, is a high-priority technology challenge, said Elizabeth Topp, head of Purdue’s Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy who co-leads the center with Alina Alexeenko, an associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics.“You don’t think of it when enjoying the dried strawberries in your morning cereal, but lyophilization is a $30 billion piece of the U.S. food and pharmaceutical manufacturing industry,” said Topp, who also is the Dane O. Kildsig Chair in Industrial and Physical Pharmacy. “Without this freeze-drying process, important drugs would not be available to those who need them. Many protein-based drugs, certain vaccines, probiotics and the dried fruit used in many products would not be available without it. However, the current lyophilization process hasn’t changed in 50 years, and it is very expensive.About 25% of new injectable drugs, vaccines and biological products are formulated in a lyophilized form, and for many proteins, peptides and vaccines, it is the only way to produce stable, biologically active products with a long shelf-life, Topp said.Stagnation in lyophilization technology could have a negative economic impact, as companies look to offshore manufacturing to reduce costs, Topp said.“If we can reduce the manufacturing costs through technological innovation, we could bring the manufacturing back, which would mean more jobs and benefit to the U.S. economy,” she said. “It is similar to the semiconductor industry a few years ago. Consortia formed to improve the technology that kept U.S. manufacturing competitive and revolutionary advances occurred that led to the ubiquitous smart devices of today. We want to revolutionize the lyophilization process in the same way.”The lyophilization process requires big pieces of equipment that create a low temperature and pressure environment to push water into the vapor phase, so that it leaves the material and collects on condenser coils. Since the equipment is sealed, and it is impossible to check on a process while it is occurring, except through information from one or two sensors. Processing one batch of material can take a few days, which means time is lost if something goes wrong, she said.The conditions required for lyophilization are similar to those in outer space, and the Purdue team plans to apply aerospace engineering principles to the project, Alexeenko said.“Inside the lyophilizer the conditions are a rough vacuum, similar to that at 50 to 100 kilometers altitude in the Earth’s atmosphere, and the fluid dynamics, heat transfer and certain molecular effects are different from what we see under normal conditions,” she said. “Lyophilization is rocket science. We need to approach the equipment design the same way we approach a new spacecraft design, by first understanding in detail all of the forces and mechanics involved and using some of the special physical effects of the rarefied environment to our advantage.”The development of new sensors that are less bulky and better distributed within the system is one approach to help control the processing. Advancing process analytical technologies and sensors for process development, monitoring and control are one of the initial focuses of the consortium, as well as developing standards for lyophilization equipment performance, testing and validation, she said.The consortium brings together industry and academia, representatives from the Food and Drug Administration and other government agencies, equipment manufacturers, and end product users to address the most important problems facing the industry, Topp said.“Consortium members from industry will frame the problems they face, and members from the academic and research side will help work on solutions, while regulators are kept in the loop to ensure the safety and standards so that changes can be quickly approved,” she said. “We want to entirely rethink and redesign how the processing is done, which will have the ripple effect of improving pharmaceutical manufacturing in general. We can apply what we learn to make other manufacturing processes better, faster and more efficient. This will mean safer and more affordable products.”The leadership team, which in addition to Topp and Alexeenko includes Michael Pikal of the University of Connecticut and Steve Nail of Baxter International Inc., has already created LyoHUB, a website where consortium members can share best practices, new information and projects. LyoHUB also includes computational and process modeling tools to support research.The consortium is currently working to develop a technology roadmap for lyophilization to prioritize research and development projects and goals, and is recruiting members.
The police in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lohit district arrested an unnamed man for robbing a bank after he was told his account had insufficient balance.The man visited the State Bank of India’s branch in Wakro to withdraw cash from his account on Monday. He allegedly damaged the cash counter with a machete and took ₹3.5 lakh from the cashier’s drawer after finding out that he did not have enough money left.Male members of some tribes in Arunachal Pradesh carry machetes as part of the tradition.The police registered a case on Monday afternoon after Abhijeet Das, the bank’s branch manager, lodged a complaint.“We tracked the man down to his residence and recovered the money from him,” Thomas Pertin, officer-in-charge of the local police station, said.The man had attacked the police team with his machete but was soon overpowered.