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Kangaroos take match 34-18

first_imgAustralia shocked a well-set PNG side with its first three tries, all in the first 20 minutes of play.What was more shocking was the sudden rush of spectators jumping over the stadium barriers and onto the field.Reports came in later, saying the stadium flood lights at the West end was toppling over, causing spectators to run onto the field.Yet this minor disturbance did not disturb the flow of defense and attack of the Australians.PNG also got back right on it, and just before the half time whistle, put on the scoreboard its first 6 points.Though PNG managed made good come back with 2 more tries, Australia was still up ahead with 34 points to PNG 18.last_img read more

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NBA: Cavs waste 26-point lead, fall to Hawks in overtime

first_imgDozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government “It wasn’t a foul,” insisted James, who also voiced his displeasure after the game with a couple of other calls and not getting a timeout granted.The Cavs led 93-67 after three quarters. But Atlanta out-scored them 44-18 in the fourth.Paul Millsap’s jump shot at the buzzer to end regulation knotted the score at 111-111.The defeat dropped Cleveland, at 51-29, into a tie with the Boston Celtics for the top seed in the Eastern Conference, although the Cavaliers own the tiebreaker.Both teams have two regular-season games remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) fight for the ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Atlanta. The Hawks won in overtime 126-125. APLOS ANGELES, United States — The Atlanta Hawks seized their chance as the Cleveland Cavaliers collapsed late, erasing a 26-point second-half deficit to stun the NBA champions 126-125 in overtime on Sunday.The Hawks, who were short-handed when they shocked the Cavs in Cleveland on Friday, never led until overtime.ADVERTISEMENT The Hawks were without five key players when they beat the Cavs 114-100 in Cleveland on Friday.Although they had all but one of those absentees back on Sunday, the Cavaliers appeared to be rolling toward a payback victory until the fourth quarter.Cleveland hit their first three three-pointers and had seven from beyond the arc as they took a 38-21 lead after one quarter.Cleveland led 65-46 at halftime.But it unraveled for them in the fourth, as Atlanta scored the first nine points of the quarter to launch their comeback.“Everything went wrong for us in that fourth quarter, I mean every single thing,” said Cavs coach Tyronn Lue.Even Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer noted: “A fourth quarter like that is hard to explain”.For James, the explanation was simple.“At the start of the fourth, we didn’t get stops,” he said. “When you let a team stick around, this is what happens.“Obviously this has been a very challenging year for us, but we’ve got two more games and then get ready (for the playoffs). We’ve had some good moments and some not-so-good moments — like today.” Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska towncenter_img Huge win for HawksJames said he wasn’t concerned with the possibility of going into the post-season seeded behind Boston.“For me, it’s never been about trying to get the number one seed,” said the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, who instead wants to see the Cavs playing good basketball heading into the playoffs.That certainly wasn’t the case in the fourth quarter on Sunday.“That should never happen,” Lue said of the collapse. “Especially when we are such a great offensive team, to be out-scored by 26 points in a quarter.”In fact, it was just the third time in NBA history that a team overcame a deficit of 26 or more points in the fourth quarter and won.“Any time you beat the defending NBA champions it’s huge,” Hardaway said, “no matter the circumstances.”The win gives Atlanta a one-game lead over the Milwaukee Bucks for the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out NBA: Raptors beat Knicks, clinch third seed in East Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test They took the lead for good on a three-pointer by Mike Muscala with 35 seconds remaining.Kent Bazemore had a steal and basket with 22 seconds left, and Tim Hardaway Jr. made two clinching free throws with 3.6 seconds to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnKyrie Irving capped a 45-point game for Cleveland with a basket at the buzzer that made no difference.Superstar LeBron James had a triple-double of 32 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists but fouled out in overtime. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Boxing rivals, legends pulling for Errol Spence’s recovery after car crash

first_imgErrol Spence Jr., center, celebrates his victory over Shawn Porter during the WBC & IBF World Welterweight Championship boxing match, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)MANILA, Philippines—An outpouring of support from the boxing community rained on unified welterweight champion Errol Spence, who got involved in a serious car crash in Dallas, Texas.From welterweight foes Terence Crawford and Shawn Porter to heavyweight king Deontay Wilder, a number of boxers have shared their messages of support to Spence, the IBF and WBC 147-lb champion.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ “You’re in our prayers brotha. Speaking many blessings into the universe as well, that you may be restored with full health and a clear mind as we patiently wait on your return,” said Wilder.According to Yahoo!, Spence’s Ferrari bounced end-over-end down the street before crashing.Spence didn’t wear his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.The report added that Spence escaped with no broken bones and is expected to get a full recovery.“My prayers are with you,” said “Sugar” Ray Leonard. “I know you will bounce back like the champ you are.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images “Errol Spence Jr., my thoughts are with you and your family,” said Oscar De La Hoya. “Praying for a full and healthy recover, champ.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Praying for Errol Spence Jr.,” posted Manny Pacquiao, the WBA World welterweight champion, on his Twitter account.Porter, whom Spence defeated for the WBC belt on Sept. 28, said he wishes his former foe recover quickly and fully.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“My dad always tells me ‘this boxing thing is a part of your life but it’s not going to last forever. You still have a lot of life to live after that,’” said Porter. “With that I’m praying for Errol Spence Jr. and his family because he has a lot of live and I pray he recovers quickly and fully.”“Praying for you champ. I know you will fight and get well soon, that’s what we are, fighters,” posted WBO World welterweight champion Crawford on Instagram. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Lagunacenter_img Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption View comments NCAA: EAC routs Arellano to pick up 4th win Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistlast_img read more

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State Department monitors to go on Blackwater convoys

first_imgBlackwater is one of three private companies providing security services to the State Department in Iraq, running heavily armed escorts every time a senior American civilian leaves the protected Green Zone. The requirement for ride-along monitors does not apply to the other two security contractors, DynCorp International and Triple Canopy, the State Department said. Blackwater runs roughly 60 security convoys a week in central Iraq. The State Department measures announced on Friday are the first concrete response by the U.S. government to the violent episode on Sept. 16 in central Baghdad involving several Blackwater teams that left as many as 17 Iraqis dead. Officials said the State Department would send dozens of its diplomatic security service agents to Baghdad so that there would be enough people in place to accompany every Blackwater convoy. The State Department’s chief spokesman, Sean McCormack, said that the additional restrictions on Blackwater’s operations could come as Kennedy’s inquiry proceeds. But the department was not, for the moment, considering ending its contract with Blackwater, McCormack said, although he did not preclude it as the ultimate outcome of the investigation. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., who has been critical of what she calls the administration’s inappropriate use of thousands of unaccountable private security contractors in Iraq, mocked the State Department’s decision to send monitors along with Blackwater teams. “This just shows how much they want to keep Blackwater on the payroll,” she said. “They’re going to have to send dozens and dozens of agents to baby-sit these Blackwater units.” She has introduced legislation to end the use of all security contractors in Iraq, replacing them with full-time government employees. Accounts of the Sept. 16 confrontation in Baghdad differ widely, with Blackwater executives asserting that its guards came under attack and Iraqi government officials and civilian witnesses saying that the Blackwater gunmen opened fire without provocation. There are several investigations of the Sept. 16 shootings, including one by the FBI that could result in criminal charges.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The State Department, seeking to retain its relationship with Blackwater USA while trying to bring the company’s armed guards under tighter control, said on Friday that it would now send its own personnel as monitors on all Blackwater security convoys in and around Baghdad. The department will also install video cameras in Blackwater armored vehicles to produce a record of all operations that could be used in investigations of the use of force by private security contractors. The State Department will also save recordings of all radio transmissions between Blackwater convoys and military and civilian agencies supervising them in Iraq. In outlining the measures announced on Friday, a State Department spokesman said they had been approved by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice based on the initial recommendations of Patrick F. Kennedy, the department’s director of management policy. Kennedy is the leader of a team Rice appointed to look at the way Blackwater and other private security contractors operate in Iraq. Kennedy had originally selected Blackwater to provide security for top American civilian officials in Baghdad, when he served as chief of staff to L. Paul Bremer, the administrator of the U.S. occupation authority in 2003 and 2004, Bremer said in an interview on Friday. That mission grew into a $1.2 billion multiyear security contract with the State Department for the company. last_img read more

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St Eunan’s students give presentation in Queen’s university

first_imgFifth and Sixth class students of St Eunan’s National School, Raphoe were invited to Queen’s University on Tuesday the 23rd of May to give a presentation on ‘How caffeinated drinks affected our heart rate.’The Students gave the presentation to Queen’s University’s Primary Health Science Conference and even conducted a live experiment during the presentation.The school would like to thank university lecturer Dr Lisa Connolly for inviting the students to take part in the conference. “They have put so much hard work and effort into this presentation and experiment,” said 5th and 6th class teacher Dymphna Gallagher.St Eunan’s students give presentation in Queen’s university was last modified: May 25th, 2017 by Callum LaveryShare 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:Queens UniversitySt Eunan’s N.S Raphoelast_img read more

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Rovers to host Galway at the Sean Fallon Centre this evening

first_imgTonight’s pre-season friendly between Sligo Rovers and Galway United will now take place in Sligo.The game, which was originally due to take place in Eamonn Deacy Park, has been switched to the Sean Fallon Centre at the Showgrounds.Kick-off is at 7.45pm.It is the first of two friendlies for the Bit O’ Red across three days.A Rovers selection will also face Sligo-Leitrim junior league side Ballisodare United at 2pm on Sunday at Youngs Quarry in Ballisodare.Elsewhere tonight, Finn Harps continue their pre-season preparations with a game against Bohemians in Dalymount Park.Kick-off there is also at 7.45pm.last_img read more

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Assessment finds 611 Cole County buildings damaged by tornado

first_imgWe have an early estimate on how many Cole County buildings were damaged during the May 22 tornado.Inspectors say that, as of June 30, it appears 611 buildings in the county were damaged. Most of them, 382, were homes in Jefferson City.Authorities have not reported any deaths because of the EF-3 tornado.Click the box below for more info from Jefferson City and Cole County officials:last_img

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A Big Magnet in a Small Fish

first_imgAfter spending 3 years at sea and traveling up to 300 kilometers away from home, a rainbow trout can swim straight back to its original hatching ground, following freshwater streams inland and rarely heading in the wrong direction. This remarkable feat of navigation likely relies on many senses; the fish have superb eyesight and smell. But the trout also seem to rely on Earth’s magnetic fields, which point them in the right direction. Now, for the first time in any animal, scientists have isolated magnetic cells in the fish that respond to these fields. The advance may help researchers get to the root of magnetic sensing in a variety of creatures, including birds. “We think this will really be a game changer,” says Michael Winklhofer, an earth scientist at Ludwig Maximilians University Munich in Germany who led the new study. “To study magnetic sensory cells, you have to be able to get hold of them first, and that’s what we’ve finally developed a way to do.” Previous research has shown that many species of fish, as well as migratory birds, have the ability to detect differences in magnetic field strengths, which vary around the globe. Scientists think that the key to this ability is magnetite, the most magnetic of all minerals, which they’ve found embedded in bird and fish tissues. They’ve even narrowed down which tissues in these animals could contain magnetite by using dyes that bind to the mineral. But they’ve never been able to isolate individual cells that contain magnetite, and some of the staining methods have led to false positives and controversy in the field. 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Any cells containing magnetic particles should slowly rotate along with the magnet, they thought. They tested the method in tissue isolated from the fish’s noses, which contain magnetite. In each trout’s olfactory tissue, they found between one and four cells that rotated in turn with the rotating magnetic field. The team transferred the rotating cells to individual glass slides to study them further under the microscope. In each isolated cell, the magnetite particles were next to the cell membranes, the scientists report online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. And surprisingly, the magnetism in each cell was tens to hundreds of times stronger than researchers had hypothesized, says Winklhofer. This suggests that the fish may be able to detect not only the direction of North based on magnetism, but small differences in magnetic field strength that can give them more detailed information about their precise latitude and longitude. “This result is really a step beyond anything we’ve done before,” says ecologist Michael Walker of the University of Auckland in New Zealand, who led many of the initial experiments that homed in on trout’s noses as the tissue-containing magnetic particles. “The idea that they came up with here is just great and it worked like a charm.” “What I think needs to be done now is that we need to demonstrate that these cells are actually sensory cells,” he adds. Although the cells contain magnetic particles, Walker notes, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they pass magnetic information along to the fish’s brain. Winklhofer hopes to next apply the technique to various tissues from pigeons to determine where birds’ magnetic sensing cells are located.last_img read more

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Scientists share MIT ‘disobedience’ award for #MeToo advocacy

first_img The Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge today honored two women who have played leading roles in advancing the #MeToo movement within science by awarding them, along with one other #MeToo advocate, its edgy, $250,000 “Disobedience Award.”BethAnn McLaughlin, a neuroscientist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, will share the prize with biologist Sherry Marts and #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke. The Disobedience Award, now in its second year, is funded by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman to honor people or groups “who engage in ethical, nonviolent acts of disobedience in service of society.” Hoffman has said he wanted to “recognize the people who help us look in the mirror and see who our better selves could be.”McLaughlin—better known to her Twitter followers as @McLNeuro—will collect one-third of the prize money for speaking out against sexual harassment in science. Angered by a Science article describing allegations of sexual harassment against cancer scientist Inder Verma, who has since resigned from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, California, McLaughlin in May launched a petition urging the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to eject proven harassers from lifetime memberships in the prestigious academies. NASEM leaders soon said they would explore whether and how they might do so. 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Scientists share MIT ‘disobedience’ award for #MeToo advocacy By Meredith WadmanNov. 27, 2018 , 5:00 PMcenter_img Vanderbilt University Medical Center She also targeted AAAS, publisher of ScienceInsider, with an online petition demanding that the organization oust AAAS fellows who are proved to be sexual harassers. AAAS’s governing council in September adopted a policy allowing that. McLaughlin also succeeded earlier this year in getting the website RateMyProfessors.com to drop its “hotness” category, formerly designated by a red chili pepper.McLaughlin, who founded the group #MeTooSTEM, does not pull punches in calling out known and alleged harassers, usually on Twitter, and has made enemies as her profile has risen; she recently received a package of excrement via FedEx. “This award provides great moral clarity on what is right,” she told ScienceInsider. “It says that doing this, shamelessly making campuses and conferences safer, puts you on the right side of history.” (At its annual meeting earlier this month, the Society for Neuroscience also honored McLaughlin for her advocacy on behalf of women in science, technology, engineering, and math.)Marts, the other scientist honored, left science after enduring sexual harassment while completing a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Marts’s life since Duke has included a 10-year stint as vice president for scientific affairs at the Society for Women’s Health Research in Washington, D.C. More recently, she has been a consultant advising nonprofits how to address sexual harassment at meetings and conferences. She also helped the American Geophysical Union adapt its code of conduct to define sexual harassment as scientific misconduct—a move that made it a leader among scientific organizations. “I’m thrilled,” Marts told ScienceInsider. “I owe a huge debt to … the scientific society executives who are willing to admit they have a problem and to face it head-on.”Another scientist was among four runners-up for the award, each of whom received $10,000. In 2017, Deborah Swackhamer, an environmental chemist, was ousted as chair of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Board of Scientific Counselors after refusing senior EPA officials’ requests that she alter remarks she had prepared for testimony to Congress.The award winners were chosen by a panel of 11 judges that included scientists such as MIT neuroscientist Ed Boyden.last_img read more

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Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg look to avoid each other at Hungarian Grand Prix

first_imgNo one has been able to stop Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg so far this season – except themselves. (Latest Sports stories)The slow, twisting track of the Hungarian Grand Prix could prove challenging on Sunday for the Mercedes teammates who have collided twice already this year.After 10 races, Rosberg has five victories and leads the F1 championship with 168 points, but he has seen his lead over Hamilton, who has four wins, cut from 43 points to just one.The season’s turning point came in May at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. Rosberg had won the first four races but the two Mercedes collided a few turns after the start and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took the checkered flag.Since that fiasco, three-time world champion Hamilton has won four of five races, while Rosberg, championship runner-up in 2014 and 2015, has won just once. Halfway through the longest-ever Formula One season of 21 races, Mercedes has won nine of 10.”The battle is on with Lewis and I’m feeling great in myself and great in the car, so bring it on,” Rosberg said ahead of the 31st Hungarian GP. “I can’t wait for the next battle between us in Budapest. It’s a tough circuit that really tests you as a driver.”The Hungaroring has not been kind to Mercedes lately. Last year, Hamilton finished sixth here and Rosberg eighth – the only 2015 event in which neither driver had a podium finish when completing the race – while Hamilton was third in 2014 and Rosberg fourth.advertisement’BUDAPEST SUITS MY STYLE’Nonetheless, Hamilton has won four times in Hungary during his 10-year career.”It’s a track that for some reason has always suited my style,” Hamilton said. “The past couple of years I haven’t had the smoothest weekends in Budapest, but I know I’ve got the pace so I’m gunning to turn that around this time.”Besides the crash in Spain, Hamilton and Rosberg also collided in the last lap of the Austrian Grand Prix, as Hamilton attempted to pass Rosberg for the lead. Hamilton won the race but the German driver lost his front wing and had to settle for fourth.Rosberg’s troubles continued at the last race, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Hamilton won again and Rosberg fell from second to third after being penalized 10 seconds for receiving illegal assistance over the team radio.Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen is third in the standings but 62 points behind Rosberg. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo has 100 points, two ahead of Raikkonen’s teammate Sebastian Vettel. Verstappen is sixth with 90 points and no one else has more than 54.Mercedes isn’t relaxing.The Hungaroring “plays to the strength of our rivals,” said Mercedes chief Toto Wolff. “We will need to be flawless to come out on top at this track.”last_img read more