first_imgFEATURES: The Donegal Centre for Independent Living (DCIL) have announced that they have been shortlisted in the National Better Together awards Competition. The winners are due to be announced at the official award ceremony in Dublin Castle next week. DCIL will be represented at the awards ceremony by their General Manager Rosaleen Bradley who submitted a short video that showcased some of what they do as an organisation of people with disabilities here in Donegal.The video has gained much support through social media and received enough both local and national online votes to secure a place on the shortlist.Can they lift the award – only next week will tell – but they’re certainly hopeful and are overwhelmed with the awareness this has raised of the impact and services of DCIL both locally and nationally.DCIL General manager, Rosaleen Bradley told Donegal Daily, “We are a Donegal organisation who is competing against large national organisations and to be shortlisted at this point is really a recognition award in itself. We would really appreciate everybody’s support in the lead up to the awards ceremony which take place in Dublin Castle next Wednesday 9th December.Why not have a look and hopefully you’ll enjoy. 🙂 DONEGAL DISABILITY ORGANISATION SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL AWARD was last modified: December 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Disability OrganisationDonegal Independent Learninglast_img read more

Search for Evolutionary Trade-Offs Comes Up Empty

first_imgHusbands and wives know a lot about trade-offs, but according to Darwinian theory, all living things are in a constant tug-of-war between competing interests. In evolutionary terms, a trade-off is a compromise between competing forces of natural selection. For instance, “Simultaneously obtaining enough food to grow and reproduce while trying not to become someone else’s dinner is a pervasive trade-off faced by many organisms,” explains Mark McPeek (Dartmouth), writing in American Naturalist.1 How does this concept fit in with evolutionary theory?Trade-offs are central to our conception of how the natural world is organized. Trade-offs shape the choices that individuals make (Sih 1980, 1987; Krebs and Davies 1997), influence evolutionary trajectories and mold genetic diversity (Loeschcke 1987; Rose 1991; Stearns 1992; Roff 2002), and determine which species are able to coexist with one another in the long term (Levin 1970; Tilman and Pacala 1993; Chesson 2000). Trade-offs are presumed to be caused by some genetic or phenotypic trait or traits influencing two fitness components in antagonistic ways. Understanding the mechanisms that cause trade-offs is critical for predicting their consequences (Schoener 1986; Tilman 1987).So McPeek set out to test the evolutionary trade-off hypothesis. But when he looked for a trade-off among damselflies, specifically his prediction that activity correlates to mortality from predation, he was stumped: he couldn’t find it. McPeek studied two coexisting species of damselflies that inhabit freshwater lakes. One has larvae that are much more active than the other. The active ones presumably get more food but are more exposed to predation, and suffer higher mortality. What he found, however, is that both species actually obtain the same amount of nutrition, regardless of activity. “However, laboratory studies presented here show that the mechanism assumed by most theoretical and empirical studies to mediate this trade-off, namely activity simultaneously modulating foraging returns and predation risk, does not operate in this system,” he lamented with apparent consternation. In spite of no difference in the amount of food ingested or assimilated, I. verticalis larvae grew faster than Enallagma larvae because they were better able to physiologically convert assimilated food into their own biomass in the presence of mortality threats. From these studies we understand the phenotypic mechanisms determining the antagonistic patterns of relative growth and survival between these two genera, but why these patterns exist remains unclear.McPeek lays out his experimental data in exhaustive detail, but in the end, the principle he sought to verify was not found:If the growth/predation risk trade-off has influenced the evolution of these genera, the walk and production efficiency variables should display positive correlations across species’ phenotypes (i.e., for the “tips”) and in the evolutionary contrasts. The number of walks in the presence of dragonfly predators was correlated across species with the production efficiency and growth rate in the presence of predators, but correlations among the corresponding evolutionary contrasts indicated that these variables have evolved independently; correlations among contrasts for walking and production efficiency/growth variables were all not significant, and they were not even consistent in sign (table 1; fig. 6b).His ending discussion puzzles over this negative result, and compares it with findings of other studies on evolutionary trade-offs. He really expected the vigor of the one species to exhibit a trade-off:A trade-off implies that some character or set of characters, either phenotypic or genetic, antagonistically influence two fitness components. As this character (or set) evolves, one fitness component increases while the other decreases, hence the trade-off. Clearly, activity is not that character because activity does not influence growth rate, and they do not evolve in a correlated manner across species (table 1).A negative result is still a result, and McPeek has to leave it at that: “At present it is difficult to speculate what the underlying character modulating mortality and growth may be to generate the trade-off among the damselflies,” he concludes. “In fact, we must entertain the possibility that this is not a trade-off in the mechanistic sense at all. In other words, no mediating phenotypic or genetic traits may have shaped the evolution of both growth rate and predation risk,” he states with apparent surprise. In fact, evolutionists may have to propose an opposite principle:Perhaps the direction of causation is also opposite from what we usually assume; these differences between the genera may not have evolved because of selection pressures to allow them to coexist (Abrams 2003), but rather these phenotypic differences may have arisen for other reasons (e.g., drift or past selective agents that no longer influence them), and the fact that these phenotypic differences promote coexistence has allowed the ecology of the system to dynamically capture these two taxa and promote their long-term persistence with their present phenotypes.This seems to suggest a force for stasis, not evolution. It gets worse; he next points to other studies that show the same thing, such as with tadpoles. We need to find the mechanism for trade-offs, he implores, to understand organizations of species with each other and with other organisms, and to understand ecology. “Such differences in phenotypically mediated community dynamics cannot be correctly discerned or reliably predicted without a thorough understanding of the mechanisms shaping the phenotypes of the interacting species.” So – back to the drawing board.1Mark A. McPeek, “The Growth/Predation Risk Trade-Off: So What Is the Mechanism?” American Naturalist2004. Vol. 163, pp. E88-E111. � 2004 by The University of Chicago. 0003-0147/2004/16305-40010, Electronically published April 26, 2004.Notice his suggestion about “past selective agents that no longer influence them” as an explanation for why the evolutionary trade-off was not found. How is a past selective agent that no longer has any influence a testable scientific model? How is it different from a ghost? You have to feel sorry for Darwinists, hunting in vain for evidence of the mechanistic processes that they hope can explain the world. He couldn’t even find evidence that selection influenced the activity of the damselfly, let alone the damselfly itself, with its wings, muscles, eyes, and countless other engineering marvels (remember what Dickinson taught us about fruit flies? See 12/18/2003 headline for a reminder of the exquisite engineering Darwinism needs to explain). So another Darwinian principle has been tested and found wanting. Wonderful. Keep up the good work. (See 04/02/2004 headline for another recent example.) At this rate we can just stand back and watch the whole Darwinian edifice implode.(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

South Africa: a building site

first_imgJustice MalalaFind out more about using materialEveryone seems to have a Confederations Cup story to tell since the spectacular opening ceremony on June 14. Here is mine.It isn’t really a Confed story, as it happened weeks before the actual tournament. But I hope it will, in its own small way, illuminate the football matches and the festivities.My wife and I went out for dinner a few weeks ago. We ended up eating at the Troyeville Hotel, a shambling but charming hotel in Kensington, just east of Johannesburg. It serves brilliant rustic Portuguese cuisine and very cold beer. The bar is unusual and fun, with an eclectic crowd. But that is not the point of the story.On leaving the hotel we followed our usual route home. But it was unusual in one way: there were building works everywhere. The Troyeville Hotel sits right behind the Ellis Park and the Johannesburg Stadium.Already among the best stadiums in South Africa, both have now been refurbished so extensively they are hardly recognisable. They look and feel like international institutions – huge, glitzy, sleek and modern.We made our way through the warren of roads that encircle Ellis Park, just below the notorious Hillbrow flatland area and Bertrams. The roads were narrowed down, with massive ditches on either side due to digging and other roadworks. As we pushed along and emerged on the Hillbrow side, near the towering cone-shaped building called Ponte City, crowned with its massive neon Vodacom advert, we realised we could not turn left onto the motorway and on home.The road was closed due to road works.We inched along into the heart of Hillbrow. Now, Hillbrow became renowned the world over for violence, drugs and other crimes in the 1990s as its buildings – formerly reserved for whites only – started to accommodate blacks. It became known as the epicenter of Johannesburg’s tragic descent into crime.I know Hillbrow. I lived right in the centre of the Hillbrow flatland – at the Highpoint building – when I first moved to Johannesburg to start a job as a journalist at the Star newspaper in the very early 1990s.I watched as Hillbrow became overrun by dirt and grime and as it nearly collapsed under the burden of maladministration and failure to deal with its myriad problems. However, there have been spectacular new developments over the past few years.Young entrepreneurs started moving in and buying old buildings and renovating them. A new breed of tenant – professional and dedicated to the neighbourhood – can be seen in many parts of the flatlands.Plus, authorities came to the party. Parks, roads and all sorts of other public facilities are constantly being done up.But back to my journey. As we inched along the dark road I realised that the neighbourhood whose streets I had walked so long ago is being transformed. There were road works all over. New, glitzy, shiny bus stops to accommodate the new bus rapid transit system were being built. They were gorgeous, and in design and structure reminded me of the London underground stations.Then we turned up into the heart of Hillbrow. The works I had noticed continued on until we reached one of my favourite sites in this town: the Old Fort building, now known as Constitution Hill, the seat of the highest court in the land.Then on into Braamfontein and around the Civic Centre. Here too the roads were narrowed as the building work continued. The whole thing was astounding.The truth is that many parts of South Africa today mirror what I saw in Hillbrow that dark night. The country is a building site. The N1 route from Johannesburg to Pretoria is clogged – and makes many motorists angry – because the three-lane highway is being widened to make more lanes and accommodate more cars. I was in Cape Town recently and the whole Sea Point area is being transformed by the Green Point Stadium, one of the venues for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.As I write this piece, new GDP figures are out and we are staring recession in the face. Yet one looks at all this work – plus the R787-billion (US$97.9-billion) that is still to be spent by government on infrastructure development – and it becomes clear that, like many parts of the world, economically we are be in a bad state. But we could have been in a far worse state.The 2010 World Cup and all the associated activity around our roads, buildings and other infrastructure are probably the single most important factor for our economy as the global economic meltdown bites. The stimulus brought on by this spending means we will not be as affected as many of our neighbours and will most likely recover far faster than many economies across the globe.From an economic perspective, the southern tip of Africa looks like the best place to be as the world faces its most turbulent economic times in decades. And it is all there for us to see: men and women in blue overalls building a country, brick by brick.Justice Malala is an award-winning former newspaper editor, and is now general manager of Avusa’s stable of 56 magazines. He writes weekly columns for The Times newspaper and Financial Mail magazine, as well as a monthly media and politics column for Empire magazine. He is the resident political analyst for independent television channel and has consulted extensively for financial institutions on South African political risk. Malala was also an executive producer on Hard Copy I and II, a ground-breaking television series on SABC 3. Hard Copy I won the Golden Horn Award for best television series. Malala’s work has been published internationally in the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Financial Times, The Independent, Forbes, Institutional Investor, The Age and The Observer.last_img read more

Brand South Africa calls on all partners to reinforce the investment drive in order to restore business confidence

first_imgJohannesburg, Tuesday 02 April 2019 – Brand South Africa says that during quarter four of the 2018/2019 financial year, business confidence indicators took a distinct negative turn. This analysis stems from the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Business Confidence Index (BCI), which gathers input from 1700 business executives in South Africa.The BER BCI reasons that the weakening business confidence is wide-ranging, and can be attributed the following factors: Eskom and load shedding; strike action in certain sectors; revelations on State Capture from the Zondo Commission of Inquiry; as well as residual concerns regarding policy uncertainty – mainly due to the approaching National Elections in South Africa.The BER BCI covers five economic sectors that are most sensitive to cyclical up and down turns in the economy – namely: Building/Construction; Manufacturing; Retail; Wholesale; and Automotive/New vehicle sales.Dr Petrus de Kock, the General Manager for Research for Brand South Africa says the BER BCI points out that at a total level, strong business confidence in the SA economy was last seen in quarter 2 of the 2017/2018. “In addition to the influences mentioned above that contributed to weakening business confidence, it is apparent that fundamental economic activity indicators weakened substantially – thus contributing to weaker business confidence.“From our analysis, the BER BCI average activity indicators for 2019 are now at a similar level to the first quarters of Q1 2017 and 2009. This is a sobering picture of weak GDP expansion, and slipping business confidence, all of which impacts on the reputation of the Nation Brand negatively,” says Dr de Kock.However, Dr de Kock says that this outlook is expected to improve after the May 2019 general elections. “We welcome these findings as they provide us with guidance on strategic focus areas that we need to improve on. We as Brand South Africa call on all partners across all sectors to reinforce the investment drive in order to restore business confidence – not only among investors but also for our citizens. While there are internal challenges to the economy, South Africa also needs to pay close attention to weakness in the global economy, uncertainty caused by trade war dynamics, emerging economic nationalism in so-called advanced economies, and isolationist tendencies.“Brand South Africa will share with stakeholders a much more detailed analysis and will be working with stakeholders to establish focused efforts to implement measures that address the challenges highlighted in the document,” concludes Dr de Kock.last_img read more

Helpful tips for reducing soil erosion

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc.Soil erosion is an annual problem throughout the Eastern Corn Belt. Recent research estimates that farmland across the Corn Belt loses close to four tons of soil per acre each year due to erosion. In addition, even under the best conditions topsoil buildup is very slow, if it occurs at all. Soil particles can be detached and moved out of a field by both wind and water. Wind can pick up small soil particles, transporting them long distances. Water moving along the ground surface can remove a thin sheet of soil, create small channels, or wash out large gullies. Factors that contribute to erosion1.Rainfall — soil erosion increases as length or intensity of rainfall increases2.Slope length/grade — soil erosion is worse on longer/steeper slopes because water moves faster across the soil3.Vegetation/residue — growing plants and residue protect the soil from rain impact, slow down flowing water and increase infiltration of water into the soil, as well as protecting the soil from wind erosion.4.Soil texture/structure — Courser soils (sands) with larger pores allow for faster infiltration (less erosion) of water than soils with finer textures (clays). Soil structure is the arrangement of sand, silt, and clay particles into aggregates. Good structure at the soil surface will also allow for increased infiltration, poor structure leads to more runoff and erosion. Poor structure is associated with low organic matter, equipment traffic on wet soils, and exposure of disturbed soil to adverse weather. The costs1.Yield Potential — soil erosion removes topsoil, which is high in organic matter and contains the nutrients essential for crop growth. Erosion generally decreases yield potential.2.Nutrients — nutrients needed for crop growth are located in the topsoil where fertilizers, crop residues, and manure are applied; soil erosion will decrease the nutrient content.3.Water holding capacity — loss of topsoil organic matter can change the overall texture of a soil and result in lower water holding capacity4.Organic matter — topsoil is high in organic matter where crop residues and manure have been added to the soil. Erosion usually results in decreased organic matter.5.The environment — water quality in streams, lakes, etc. can be greatly negatively affected by sediment and nutrients that are brought in by soil erosion. Wind erosion can result in reduced air quality. Possible solutions1.Reduce tillage — tillage exposes soil to the environment and makes it more likely to be eroded by wind or water.2.Manage crop residue — keeping crop residues on the soil surface helps protect soil from wind, rain, and running water. Residue can protect soil from erosion when crops are not growing in a field3.Grass waterways — maintaining grass waterways in low areas where a high volume of runoff is possible will slow the speed of running water and allow for sediment to be kept in the field.4.Cover crops — cover crops allow protection for a field during times of the year when crops are not growing. Cover crops protect the soil from wind, rain, and running water.5.Row width/direction — narrower crop rows will canopy sooner and allow for better protection of the soil. Crop rows that are planted perpendicular to slopes will decrease runoff and increase infiltration vs. rows that are planted in the same direction as the slopeSoil erosion has a large number of negative effects to both crops and the environment. It is important to use various management practices to protect the soil’s surface and minimize the likelihood of erosion.last_img read more

3 dead as buildings collapse

first_imgThree persons, including a minor girl, died in three separate building collapse incidents in the heart of Lucknow on Friday allegedly due to incessant rain, exposing the dangerous living conditions in parts of the Uttar Pradesh capital.In the past 24 hours, the number of casualties in Uttar Pradesh due to rain-related incidents is 14, while since July 1 around 170 persons have died across the State, T.P. Gupta, project manager of U.P. Relief Department, told The Hindu.Around 1,600 houses and hutments have also been damaged over the past month.Administration in tizzyIn Lucknow, the district administration went into a tizzy after three building collapse incidents happened within a few hours on Friday morning. In the Ganeshganj locality, a couple of km from the State Assembly, a 10-year-old girl identified as Aashi died while her mother Sarita Mishra was grievously injured when a portion of their two-storey house collapsed. The other three members of the family were not present in the house during the incident, locals said. The minor was declared dead after being rushed to the trauma centre here while her mother is under treatment. According to the police, the building was old and in poor condition and its residents had been served notice to vacate in the past.Lucknow Mayor Sanyukta Bhatia, who rushed to the spot, said the house could not be repaired due to a legal dispute over tenancy. “Those issued notices previously did not take it seriously. So we have re-issued the notices,” she said.In another incident, the police confirmed that two persons died and four were injured after a building collapsed in the Husainganj area. The victims were identified as Imtiyaz and Kinnu, both in their 20s. Third incidentAnother building reportedly collapsed near the famous Aminabad area, but no casualties were reported. Following the incidents, the Lucknow administration swung into action and has issued notices to vacate all dilapidated structures in the city within a day. District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said a total of 113 such houses had been already identified and notices served. “We have ordered them to vacate the buildings and voluntarily shift wherever they want. If they don’t shift till tomorrow then we will have to vacate them forcibly and lock up the houses,” Mr. Sharma said. He, however, clarified that the orders were not to demolish the structures yet as most of them were embroiled in legal disputes over tenancy.U.P. Chief Secretary Anup Chandra Pandey has instructed officials across the State to identify dilapidated structures and shift residents to safer spots. Ex-gratia of ₹4 lakh The State government has announced an ex-gratia of ₹4 lakh to the kin of the dead. Speaking to reporters, Cabinet Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi said the government would come up with a policy to prevent such incidents in future.last_img read more

Frustrations boil over after Altas’ sorry loss to Knights

first_imgRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ Perpetual coach Nosa Omorogbe smashed the door to the Altas’ locker room out of frustration, taking it off of its hinges. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netSo frustrating was Perpetual’s 63-61 defeat to Letran on Friday that coach Nosa Omorogbe couldn’t help but punch the door of the team’s dugout off of its hinges to express his anger.And he has every reason to feel frustrated as the game was the Altas’ to lose when they made a huge push in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img View comments Though Perpetual got another chance to tie or win the game because of a miscue from Quinto, who passed the ball to Rey Nambatac in the backcourt with 2.6 remaining, the Altas couldn’t cash in as Dagangon bobbled the ball on the inbounds play and failed to make a shot.The senior forward didn’t shy away from taking responsibility for the botched play. “We followed the play but it wasn’t to be. I can blame myself because I wasn’t able to catch the ball. It was crucial and in those parts, it was really difficult to catch it.”Dagangon rued the missed chance for the Altas to rise up in the standings as they instead fell down to a 2-4 card midway through the first round.“It was a must win for us if we wanted to make it to the Final Four. We really wanted to win, but we fell short in the end,” he said.Perpetual will now take its ball and go home before welcoming San Beda in its Las Piñas campus on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC ‘We’re here to fight, learn’: Valdez, PH volleybelles unfazed after loss WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH As for the broken door, Perpetual athletic director Sammy Acaylar begged for understanding for the untoward incident and vowed that the school will take care of any costs spent for the repairs.“It’s just emotions from the game. Perpetual will shoulder all the cost,” he quipped. After battling in a low-scoring affair early on, Perpetual suddenly found its mark managed to get the lead, which stretched to 57-52 with 4:27 to play, but stumbled in the clutch.After Bong Quinto drained the go-ahead layup with 12.6 seconds left, the Altas couldn’t cash in on their chances down the wire.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 shutoutPrince Eze muffed his hook shot before a wild scramble ensued between Gab Dagangon and King Caralipio with 3.5 seconds left, but the officials ruled it as a jumpball in favor of the Knights thanks to the possession arrow rule.“The referees called a foul,” argued Dagangon in Filipino, as the officials overturned the initial call. “I don’t know why they reversed it. When they called a foul, I had the ball and there wasn’t any scramble.”last_img read more

SEA Games: PH Archers pluck bronze out of semis heartache

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES MOST READ “But we are happy with bronze, hopefully tomorrow we will win gold in mixed,” said the 30-year-old Dela Cruz.The top scorer in individual and team events will automatically be entered in Friday’s mixed compound.The women’s compound team of Amaya Paz-Cojuangco, Abbigail Tindugan and Jennifer Chan dropped in the eliminations against Thailand, 222-215. Starting off hot with a 236-214 win over Myanmar in the eliminations, the Filipinos all of a sudden went cold in the semifinals, turning in 227 points against Singapore’s 233.READ: Dela Cruz gives PH a bronze medal in archeryFEATURED 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 shutout“That happens, when suddenly the opponent shoots very well,” said Dela Cruz who on Wednesday won bronze in individual category.But Yap rued the fact that the Philippines’ 236 showing in eliminations — the highest score of the day — suddenly turned sour in the semis. PH Archery Team gets second bronze medal in the SEA Games. Photo by Marc ReyesKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippine men’s archery team bucked a heartbreaking defeat in the semifinals to salvage a bronze medal Thursday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games at Synthetic Turf Field in KL Sports City here.The trio of Earl Benjamin Yap, Joseph Benjamin Vicencio and Paul Marton Dela Cruz destroyed Vietnam, 233-230, in the bronze medal match to clinch the country’s second bronze in compound events.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief U12 Kaya FC advances to last 32 in Gothia Cup Read Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “That (PH semis score) was the lowest score for us even in practice,” said Yap who owns the Benel Archery Club in Mandaluyong.Still, the team managed to cut its losses and destroyed the Vienamese after coming perfect in the final two ends.Vietnamese were even led by last SEAG’s gold winner Nguyen Tien Cuong but just could not find their range.“I didn’t expect they (Vietnamese) would shot like that in the bronze medal match,” said Yap.READ: Seeking more golds, Cojuangco balances archery and familyADVERTISEMENT Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

#KicksStalker: LeBron uncorks ‘Silver Bullet’

first_imgPhoto from Nike.comAs LeBron James sets to leave the Philippines, so does one shoe from the Nike inventory. The Zoom Soldier 11 “Silver Bullet” will be released in limited quantities Sunday exclusively at Nike Park Fort at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.ADVERTISEMENT Astros return to Houston for 1st game since Harvey WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Each pair is worth P7,195 and will be sold to customers at a first-come, first-served basis. The shoe is the third and last pair linked to James’ visit to Manila after a special colorway of the Nike Air Force One SF and Nike Zoom and the first edition of the Nike Air Zoom Generation released on Saturday.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 shutoutLeBron James rocks the Zoom Soldier 11 “Silver Bullet” during his Strive For Greatness Show at Mall of Asia Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonJames’ third Manila shoe took inspiration from the Air Max 97 colorway of the same name with reflective accents, a metallic silver upper together with some hints of red, white, and black on the collar, heel, midsole and outsole.The “Silver Bullet” was the same shoe James wore during his special training session with Gilas Pilipinas players and the media and also during the exhibition game of his Strive for Greatness Tour at Mall of Asia Arena. Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice PLAY LIST 01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:08Palace: No need to release Duterte medical bulletin00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters 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 MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoAjax goalkeeper Onana: Replace Cillessen at Barcelona…?

first_imgAjax goalkeeper Onana: Replace Cillessen at Barcelona…?by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax goalkeeper Andre Onana is calm over talk of a return to Barcelona.The former Barca junior is being linked with a return as a replacement for Jasper Cillessen, the ex-Ajax No1.Onana told Marca: “Do I know anything new about Barça’s interest in replacing Cillessen? I have no new information. “I spoke with Jasper a few times, but I do not know what decision he will make. It’s in his hands, in the Netherlands, he’s a real idol. “Time will tell what’s going on with everyone. For my part, I am quiet.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more