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MAJELLA O’DONNELL ADMITS SHE THOUGHT DANIEL WAS GOING TO BE A BORE

MAJELLA O’DONNELL ADMITS SHE THOUGHT DANIEL WAS GOING TO BE A BORE

first_imgMajella O’Donnell has admitted she first thought her singer husband would be boring and quiet.Daniel and MajellaBut all that changed when they met at her parent’s pub in Tenerife and Daniel asked her out!Majella reveals all about their initial meeting in her new autobiography ‘It’s All In The Head’ which is released next weekend. Majella said “I wasn’t into his music and had never seen him perform, so I suppose I had some misconceptions about what he would be like.“From what I has seen and heard of him myself, I thought he would be quiet and quite boring. I thought the type of music he was into meant that we would have nothing in common.”But she revealed that they got on like a house on fire when they first met at her parent’s bar and he immediately asked her to join him the next night at a well-known bar called Bobby’s in Tenerife.“This surprised me, as Bobbys was a nightclub and really didn’t start until one o’clock in the morning. I thought to myself that I had to see this: Daniel O’Donnell in Bobbys. “At this stage, I didn’t have any thought of Daniel in a romantic way. I just didn’t think it was on the cards.“I thought he was a lovely guy and very funny, which surprised me, but I was a divorced mother of two children, I didn’t think he would be interested in me,” added Majella.She even thought that because she drank it might put him off her.But none of that matters to Daniel. He really does live and let live. He has always allowed me to be the person I am and has never tried to change anything about me. It also helps that he has a great sense of humour,” she said.MAJELLA O’DONNELL ADMITS SHE THOUGHT DANIEL WAS GOING TO BE A BORE was last modified: October 5th, 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:daniel o’donnelldonegalMajella O’Donnelllast_img read more

Dinosaur Blood Protein, Cells Recovered

Dinosaur Blood Protein, Cells Recovered

first_imgIt’s official: soft tissue, including blood vessel proteins and structures resembling cells, have been recovered from dinosaur bone.  Mary Schweitzer’s amazing claim in 2005 (03/24/2005) was subsequently disputed as possible contamination from biofilms (07/30/2008).  Now, Schweitzer and her team took exceptional precautions to avoid contamination by excavating hadrosaur bone from sandstone said to be 80 million years old.  A short description of her findings, and a picture of the tissue, was announced today by New Scientist.  The paper followed shortly after in the May 1 issue of Science.1  A press release from Schweitzer’s institution, North Carolina State University, says that the preservation of soft tissue in this duck-billed dinosaur fossil was even better than the material from the T. rex bone analyzed in 2005.    Robert F. Service commented on the finding in the same issue of Science.2  He was a little cautious, putting the word ‘protein” in quotes in his title, but then he said this:A controversial finding that protein fragments can be recovered from dinosaur fossils has been replicated for the first time.  Two years ago, Mary Schweitzer, a paleontologist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, and colleagues stunned the paleontology community when they reported discovering intact protein fragments in a fossil from a Tyrannosaurus rex that died 68 million years ago.  The claim has remained contentious, because proteins in tissue normally degrade quickly after an animal dies.  On page 626, however, Schweitzer and colleagues report finding an even larger number of protein fragments from an 80-million-year-old fossil from a duck-billed dinosaur, or hadrosaur, known as Brachylophosaurus canadensis.    “This will either be nothing or the biggest revolution in paleontology ever,” says Tom Kaye, a paleontologist at the Burke Museum in Seattle, Washington, and a critic of the original T. rex study.Service went on to say that “Collagen, the principal protein in connective tissue, is rarely found in fossils more than a few hundred thousand years old.”  Taking five as a few, that means this discovery would require believing it has lasted 160 times as long.    In response to criticisms of the 2005 paper, Schweitzer’s team took extra care in the extraction and analysis of the specimen.  They used sterilized instruments to extract the bone samples and rushed them to the lab in sealed jars.  Two independent groups analyzed the samples.  “Both groups then independently performed biochemical and antibody-binding studies that showed evidence of collagen as well as laminin and elastin, two proteins found in blood vessels,” Service reported.  In addition, two independent teams used better mass spectrometry methods, and both confirmed the presence of collagen.  One of the specialists, John Asara of Harvard Medical School, said, “This proves the first study was not a one-hit wonder.”    What will critics say now?  Service ended by quoting Martin McIntosh of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, a critic of the first study.  McIntosh appeared uneasy with the implications.  “I’m not saying it’s true,” he said, holding out hope for an alternate explanation.  “But I cannot right now make a plausible argument that it’s not true.”  He added, “The door is closing on plausible alternatives.”    The original paper primarily documented the details of the extraction and analysis.  Chris Organ (Harvard) also performed a phylogenetic analysis, indicating enough primary material was available for comparison.  Despite the press release’s confidence that the proteins showed a link to birds, the data presented in the paper was more ambiguous and required some tweaking to produce a tree.3  That, however, is what Science seemed to emphasize, stating in the summary that “Analysis of well-preserved tissues from an 80-million-year-old hadrosaur supports the dinosaur-bird relationship.”    Here’s how the original paper ended its announcement of replicated results that show the material is endogenous (original with the bone).  With appropriate scientific caution, they listed the evidence pointing to the confirmation of the hypothesis that the protein fragments once were part of a living dinosaur:The hypothesis that endogenous proteins can persist across geological time, as first reported for T. rex (MOR 1125), was met with appropriate skepticism.  However, the inclusion of additional sequence data from extant reptiles and B. canadensis strengthens the hypothesis that the molecular signal is preserved at least to the Late Cretaceous.    The submicron differences in texture (Fig. 1 and fig. S1), elemental differentiation, sub-“cellular” inclusions in osteocytes and vessels, identification of the posttranslational Pro-OH modification not produced by microbes, differential binding of antibodies by both in situ and immunoblot studies, collagen protein sequences, and phylogenetic analyses do not support a microbial origin for either these microstructures or peptide fragments.  Coupled with evidence for cross-linking and unusual chemical modifications, the congruence of evidence strongly supports an endogenous origin for this material.  The most parsimonious explanation, thus far unfalsified, is that original molecules persist in some Cretaceous dinosaur fossils.  Still unknown is the chemistry behind such preservation.The paper also includes photographs of structures that resemble cells.  While they were cautious not to call them cells, they sure look like the real thing.  They used various lines of evidence to rule out bacterial contamination.4  This indicates the protein studied with mass spectrometry was not relegated to isolated fragments, but was retained in original cellular structures.  Were these cells really 80 million years old?1.  Schweitzer, Zheng, Organ, Avci, Sui, Freimark, Lebleu, Duncan, Vander Heiden, Neveu, Lane, Cottrell, Horner, Cantley, Kalluri and Asara, “Biomolecular Characterization and Protein Sequences of the Campanian Hadrosaur B. canadensis,” Science, 1 May 2009: Vol. 324. no. 5927, pp. 626-631, DOI: 10.1126/science.1165069c.2.  Robert F. Service, “Paleontology: ‘Protein’ in 80-Million-Year-Old Fossil Bolsters Controversial T. rex Claim,” Science, 1 May 2009: Vol. 324. no. 5927, p. 578, DOI: 10.1126/science.324_578.3.  Excerpt from (1): “Under a majority-rule criterion to building a consensus tree, Dinosauria (the group containing the two extinct dinosaurs and the two birds) collapsed into a three-way polytomy.  Removing T. rex from the phylogeny resulted in a three-way polytomy as well.  The amount of missing data in B. canadensis and T. rex sequences relative to extant samples resulted in relatively low resolution within Dinosauria, but even so, the phylogenetic relationship of recovered B. canadensis sequences supports the species’ placement within Archosauria, closer to birds than Alligator.  However, on the basis of well-established morphological analyses, we predict that T. rex is more closely related to birds than it is to the ornithischian hadrosaur B. canadensis.  Despite ambiguity within Dinosauria, obvious phylogenetic signal resides within recovered collagen sequences, supporting endogeneity (fig. S11).”4.  “Ovoid red ‘cells’ with long filipodia, similar in morphology to extant osteocytes, were embedded in or associated with white matrix (Fig. 1J and fig. S1) or vessels (Fig. 1H).  In some cases, these were attached by their filipodia to adjacent cells (Fig. 1J, inset), forming an interconnecting network as in extant bone.  The cells contain internal microstructures suggestive of nuclei.  Red filipodia extend from cell bodies into the white fibrous matrix (Fig. 1J and fig. S1), reflecting original chemical differences at submicron levels between cells and matrix and inconsistent with recent microbial invasion (7).  Under FESEM (10), B. canadensis osteocytes and filipodia (Fig. 1K) are similar in morphology, surface texture, and size to extant ostrich osteocytes isolated from bone digests (Fig. 1L) (1, 2, 13, 14).”It sounds like this will clinch the case.  There’s no way this blood protein could be 80 million years old.  The evolutionists are just saying it is because they cannot bear the thought of recent dinosaurs causing their millions of years scenario to come crashing down.  Without the millions of years, Darwinism is dead, dead, dead.    Notice that it is not the creationists making these announcements but a secular research team and secular, anti-creationist news sources.  Combine this announcement with the next entry below, and it appears that two centuries of scientific doubts about the Bible’s timescale are over.  What are you waiting for?(Visited 40 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Take time for sprayer clean out

Take time for sprayer clean out

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With all of the wet weather delays around the state, Ohio’s corn and soybean farmer are starting to feel the time crunch. During the spring scramble to get spring burndown applications on to move forward with planting season, taking the time to properly clean out the sprayer may not necessarily be a top priority. Taking the necessary steps, however, could prevent quite a few potential problems later.“Many people have started spraying their burndown as part of their integrated pest management strategy,” said Thad Moore, with Tri-Ag Products in Madison County. “Applicators are concerned about spraying the right field, but do not always implement proper clean out procedures to ensure they do not contaminate the next crop.”Proper sprayer clean out procedures can make the difference between a successful crop and a costly mistake. Moore suggests the following steps to avoid contamination between crop protection solutions. Run sprayer completely empty and rinse tank out.Remove all screens and filters and place in a bucket.Fill sprayer tank with a half tank of clean water and add the appropriate amount of tank cleaner. (Read label)Add tank cleaner to the sprayer inductor.Take nozzles and filters off.  Place in bucket, add cleaner, and let it soak overnight.Turn on pump to allow cleaning mixture to circulate through the booms for a couple of minutes until booms are full of solution.Turn booms off and allow pump to agitate tank cleaner mix while spraying down inside of tank.Allow sprayer to sit overnight with cleaning solution in the spray booms.Spray out the tank cleaner solution until completely empty.10. If spray boom has dead ends on boom sections, blow out each section.11. Hose and wipe off any residue on filters and put back on sprayer.  Wipe off inside of filter bodies before putting filters back in.12. Refill a quarter of tank capacity with clean water and add defoamer as label recommends.  Spray out remaining solution while under agitation.13. Refill a quarter of the tank capacity with clean water and flush out again.“After a visual inspection, sprayer will be ready for use on another crop,” Moore said.last_img read more

Top 10 Apps for Scheduling a Meeting Online

Top 10 Apps for Scheduling a Meeting Online

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Doodle doesn’t have the social Web love that Tungle does, but it’s dead simple. If your coworkers can’t figure out how to use this, you may need to find a new career quickly. We covered Doodle launching branded versions for continuing use by a company. But if you just want to try it out once, then you don’t even need an account. TimeBridge When is Good is probably the most bare bones of these apps on the list, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Like Doodle there’s no sign-up required. It’s got a highlighted calendar grid for choosing a range of dates, and it works the same whether you’re setting up the poll or responding. Meet-o-Matic Setster is a little more complex to navigate, but that’s because it’s probably better suited to more complex scheduling jobs. If you need a persistent SaaS calendaring tool that has good collaborative characteristics, Setster is probably your best bet. Read our full review from March here.Congregar Tags:#enterprise#Products#saas Presdo is pretty slick looking, but the interface is slightly less intuitive than many of the other apps in the list. If you need something with a decent feature set that’s really going to look more impressive to the boss, then Presdo would be a great choice. Diarised Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… The first thing you’ll notice about good apps is that many of them have ridiculous names. Tungle is no exception. But ignoring the silly branding, Tungle is my pick for the most innovative of the bunch. Its Web interface is quite nice, and it has support for the broadest range of integration including: Outlook, Google Calendar, iCal, Xing, LinkedIn, Facebook, Ning, and your blog. Why so many? Tungle is all about sharing your calendar as broadly as possible after you’ve published it. Doodle Meet-o-Matic has got a really old school UI, with check boxes for choosing the dates you want to propose to coworkers. But it’s free and there’s absolutely no sign-up required for the basic version. The “advanced” version is a little under $20 a year, but I would suggest you hunt around for something with a better UI and more features if you’re willing to pay. Meeting Wizardcenter_img Congregar doesn’t waste any of your time, and that’s to be admired. You can create a new event to schedule right from the home page, preview what the emailed poll will look like, and then move immediately to inviting people. Done, end of story. Presdo IT + Project Management: A Love Affair steven walling Meeting Wizard is going to come up high in search results if you’re looking for this kind of thing. It’s been around for quite some time, and it has more of a corporate look than I would like. But it still definitely works fine and could be the ticket for you. Photo by ghindo Meetings suck. But if there’s one thing worse than meetings, it’s playing email tag to schedule them. Is your company still sending out mass emails to ask for preferred meeting times? It’s the pits, isn’t it? Yes, Outlook has a hack whereby you can solicit responses for scheduling, but it’s not much of an improvement. There’s a better way, and it’s a ridiculously simple concept. A Web app lets you pick a range of dates on a calendar and then notify your colleagues so they can pick the times and dates that work for them. You then view the responses and you’re done. Just as wikis solved the distributed document collaboration problem (that we used to use email for), this class of online tools solves our scheduling problem. Here’s our rundown of the ten best scheduling apps to be found, in order of preference. Most of them operate on a freemium basis or are fairly cheap. Tungle Diarised has got the simple process of online scheduling down pat. But it has one of those annoyingly long sign-up forms, and there doesn’t seem to be much integration with Outlook, GCal or iCal. Diarised would be just fine for a quick and informal job, but if you’re looking for something to use in the enterprise I’d pick something else. When is Good TimeBridge is another app that syncs well with the standard set of both cloud-based and desktop calendars. As we mentioned in our initial review, the cool thing about TimeBridge is that the “Yes/No/Best” answer that can be provided by those you invite makes it really easy to get a response even from those who might be reluctant to use this kind of app. Setster Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more

‘ILP will be applicable to entire Nagaland, including Dimapur’

‘ILP will be applicable to entire Nagaland, including Dimapur’

first_imgNagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Thursday said the government has decided to make the Inner Line Permit applicable throughout the State, including the commercial hub of Dimapur.“ILP will be made applicable to the entire State, including Dimapur, and we are committed to streamline the system of issuing ILPs to ensure that no illegal immigrant is able to come to Nagaland,” Mr. Acharya said in his address on the first day of the State Assembly budget session.Under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act of 1853, non-Nagas should have ILP to visit the State, but Dimapur district was not included under the provisions.The Governor said: “While the government will be taking all legal and administrative steps to ensure this, we would also need active support of the civil society, village councils and people in achieving this objective.” He said that while the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was of serious concern to all sections, “we are also aware of the threat that is posed to our society by illegal migrants in the State”. Accordingly, he said, the government had set up a panel to suggest measures to strengthen the existing system of issuing ILPs and recommend modalities to check influx of illegal migrants.last_img read more

Top stories: Smallpox, pandas, and ‘Oh-My-God’ particles

Top stories: Smallpox, pandas, and ‘Oh-My-God’ particles

first_imgSix vials of smallpox discovered in U.S. labFederal scientists last week discovered a half-dozen forgotten vials of smallpox virus while cleaning out a storage area on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Variola, or smallpox, which killed hundreds of millions before it was declared eradicated in 1980 through a worldwide vaccination campaign, is legally stored at only two locations in the United States and Russia.Physicists spot potential source of ‘Oh-My-God’ particlesSign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)For decades, physicists have sought the sources of the most energetic subatomic particles in the universe—cosmic rays that strike the atmosphere with as much energy as well-thrown baseballs. Now, a team working with the Telescope Array, a collection of 507 particle detectors covering 700 square kilometers of desert in Utah, has observed a broad “hotspot” in the sky in which such cosmic rays seem to originate. Although not definitive, the observation suggests the cosmic rays emanate from a distinct source near our galaxy and not from sources spread all over the universe.Mom’s environment during pregnancy can affect her grandchildrenStarving a pregnant mouse can cause changes in the sperm of her sons that apparently warp the health of her grandchildren, according to a new study. The finding offers some of the strongest evidence yet that a mother’s environment during pregnancy can alter the expression of DNA in ways that are passed on to future generations.Hair-raising technique detects drugs, explosives on human bodyThat metal ball that makes your hair stand on end at science museums may have a powerful new use. Scientists have found a way to combine these Van de Graaff generators with a common laboratory instrument to detect drugs, explosives, and other illicit materials on the human body.How pandas survive on their bamboo-only dietPandas are one of the world’s most fascinating vegetarians. Their digestive systems evolved to process meat, yet they eat nothing but bamboo—all day, every day. A new study reveals how these animals survive on a diet that should kill them.last_img read more

Best, brightest make nat’l team

Best, brightest make nat’l team

first_imgAfter a long deliberation, the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas finally came up with the composition of the national squad after what sources said had “five versions of the draft over the past two days.”Also included in the regular roster are Jaja Santiago, Denden Lazaro, Kim Fajardo, Rhea Dimaculangan, Maika Ortiz, Gen Casugod, Aby Maraño, Jovelyn Gonzaga, Aiza Pontillas and Ces Molina.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 29-year-old Daquis and La Salle’s top libero Dawn Macandili were named reserves.The team will only have one libero in Lazaro, but two setters in Fajardo and Dimaculangan. Reyes, Ortiz and Casugod will be middle blockers. Maraño will be converted to outside hitter along with Valdez, Molina and Santiago. Gonzaga and Pontillas will be opposite hitters. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Maroons nail quarters berth What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken As expected, superstars Mika Reyes and Alyssa Valdez top-bill the Philippine women’s volleyball team to the Southeast Asian Games and Asian Seniors slated this August.But the big shocker: Rachel Anne Daquis, the long-time face of Philippine volleyball, was relegated to the reserve list.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments “This is the best, strongest team we can have,” said LVPI acting president Pete Cayco. “All these players have big fighting hearts and have the nation’s pride and honor on their minds.”Sources said coach Francis Vicente took several drafts before coming up with the official lineup as the coaching staff appeared “too affected by social media bashing.”The SEA Games is slated Aug. 19 to 31, while the Asian Seniors is set Aug. 9 to 17.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Rockets close out Jazz in 5, advance to 2nd round

Rockets close out Jazz in 5, advance to 2nd round

first_imgPhilippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Clippers force game 6 vs champ Warriors after big road win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ After scoring 31 points to lead Utah to the victory in Game 4, Mitchell managed just 12 points on a night he missed all nine of his 3-point attempts.“I’m upset but I’m going to be better,” the second-year player said. “Simply put. I wasn’t tonight and I’ll be better.”Jazz coach Quin Snyder lamented the difficulties of dealing with a veteran coach like Mike D’Antoni and perennial All-Stars Paul and Harden.“They’re so cerebral that they’re able to find weaknesses in your defense,” he said.Harden struggled to get going early and didn’t score in the first quarter. But after missing his first seven shots and 11 of his first 12 attempts, he finally found a rhythm.Royce O’Neal came off the bench to lead Utah with 18 points, Rubio had 17 and Jae Crowder added 15. Gobert wasn’t much of a factor in this one, scoring just nine points with 10 rebounds.The Jazz opened the fourth quarter with an 8-0 run to take a 77-75 lead with 9 minutes left. Rubio had two steals and a basket to help Utah go on top.Houston ended its scoring drought after that, scoring the next five points, capped by a three-point play from Harden to make it 80-77.Rubio made a 3-pointer for Utah before Paul scored five quick points to extend Houston’s advantage to 85-80 with 7 minutes left.Houston trailed by seven late in the second quarter before using a 14-3 run to lead by four entering the third. Harden scored eight of his 10 first-half points during that run. The Rockets kept it going to start the third, using a 10-2 spurt to make it 56-44 with about 10 minutes left in the quarter. Harden and Tucker had 3-pointers in that span and Capela added a dunk. Harden blocked a shot by Ruby Gobert on Utah’s next possession and he made two free throws to extend the lead to 98-93 with 38 seconds left.Donovan Mitchell, who was just 4 of 22, missed a 3-pointer after that and Chris Paul added two more free throws to secure the victory.“We didn’t want to go back to Utah,” Paul said. “We wanted to take care of business tonight. All night we were talking about energy. It’s always hard to beat a team and close them out.”The Rockets got a solid game from Clint Capela, who had 16 points and 10 rebounds. He acknowledged having trouble breathing in the Game 4 loss because of an upper respiratory infection and was held to just four points.“I felt a lot better,” Capela said. “I definitely felt like another person than (I did) the last game.”ADVERTISEMENT Danuel House made a 3-pointer and Harden added a layup seconds later to leave Houston up by 11 later in the quarter. But O’Neal made a 3 soon after that to before Mitchell added a three-point play to get Utah within 68-63 with about 2 minutes left in the third.Austin Rivers ended Utah’s run with a 3-pointer to extend Houston’s lead to 71-63.The Jazz cut the lead to 4 with less than 30 seconds left in the third after scoring four straight points, but Nene made a basket at the buzzer to leave Houston up 75-69 entering the fourth.MITCHELL’S PERFORMANCEHarden and Paul were complimentary of Mitchell despite his struggles on Wednesday night and know he has a bright future.“He’s confident,” Harden said. “You see what he did last game. He’s capable of taking over a game. Once he gets more comfortable in his role … the sky’s the limit for him.”THEY SAID ITD’Antoni on his team’s win: “Everybody contributed something and it’s by their heart and just their tenacity to get the win. Going forward we’re going to need the same thing.”TIP-INSJazz: Utah made 9 of 38 3-pointers. … Joe Ingles had 11 points and nine assists. … Rubio had 11 assists. View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Houston advanced to the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight season and will face the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers-Golden State Warriors series.The Rockets had 12 steals and 12 blocks, the first playoff game where they had double figures in both since Game 5 of the 1994 Western Conference finals, just before they went on to win their first title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We didn’t make as many shots as we wanted to … but these last few games we hung our hat on defense,” Harden said.Ricky Rubio cut Houston’s lead to 94-93 on a jump shot with about a minute left. P.J. Tucker missed two free throws, but grabbed a loose ball seconds later and was fouled again. This time he made both shots to make it 96-93. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Rockets: Tucker set a playoff career-high with four blocks. … Paul and Gordon had 15 points apiece. … Houston made 13 3-pointers. … The Rockets had 12 steals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder, center left, and Houston Rockets guard James Harden, center right, come face to face during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoff series, in Houston, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON— In a series where their shots weren’t falling like normal, the Houston Rockets managed to close it out with some tough defense.James Harden scored 26 points and the Rockets outlasted the Utah Jazz 100-93 on Wednesday night to win their first-round playoff series 4-1.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

A new documentary exposes cricket’s soft underbelly by pointing out how administrators are blithely “killing” what was once the most refined of sports

A new documentary exposes cricket’s soft underbelly by pointing out how administrators are blithely “killing” what was once the most refined of sports

first_imgIt is always difficult when a filmmaker asks whether you liked his film. In the case of Death of a Gentleman, a new documentary by Englishman Sam Collins and Australian Jarrod Kimber, it’s even harder than usual. Is their film well made? Yes. Does it raise important questions? Definitely. But,It is always difficult when a filmmaker asks whether you liked his film. In the case of Death of a Gentleman, a new documentary by Englishman Sam Collins and Australian Jarrod Kimber, it’s even harder than usual. Is their film well made? Yes. Does it raise important questions? Definitely. But is it fun to watch? Not for any fan of the game. For it points to a harsh reality that makes us both apprehensive and fearful about a sport we love so much. If cricket is indeed at a crossroads, and in urgent need of being saved from the glitz of the Indian Premier League and the hunger of its misguided administrators, Death of a Gentleman offers a harsh reality check that leaves us both scared and anxious.Collins, 32, and Kimber, 34, have exposed the rotten underbelly of our beloved sport and demonstrated how the future of world cricket is anything but healthy in the hands of administrators such as International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman N. Srinivasan and England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chairman Giles Clarke. At a time when T20 leagues are a success in India and Australia and Sky Sports is planning yet another T20 competition in the UK, concern over cricket’s health could be described as idealistic. And that’s exactly what Clarke tells Collins in the film. In Clarke’s words, Collins and Kimber are coming “straight out of a 1909 Wisden”. However, as we delve deeper, their concerns sound genuine and the filmmakers deserve credit for bringing them to light against all odds.advertisementSo what is at stake here? Why is it that Collins and Kimber, who had started out making a film on Test cricket, ended up making a film with a tagline: “The Biggest Scandal in Sport?” Most importantly, why does it even matter?It matters because cricket is far more than a sport. It is a code and a way of life. “It’s just not cricket” is a statement to highlight any wrongdoing. So when cricket itself is violated, it is indeed a scandal worth talking about. What is alarming is the absolute disdain with which administrators such as Clarke treat Collins and Kimber. Clarke’s comment, “that idiot Sam is waiting outside”, is enough to leave anyone embarrassed. Collins, incidentally, had been waiting outside the ICC office in Dubai to ask Giles and Srinivasan their motive in going ahead with the ICC’s restructuring.When Collins asks Clarke about Allen Stanford, the American billionaire and creator of the Stanford T20 league in 2008-2009 who was later jailed for fraud and whom Clarke had allowed to land at the Lord’s cricket ground in his private aircraft, Clarke replies: “Next Question.” Collins also gets the cold shoulder from Srinivasan who says nothing of consequence in the interview. In fact, to hear Srinivasan say with a smile that there was nothing personal about his differences with former ICC chief Haroon Lorgat is just surreal. For the record, India had cut short their tour to South Africa by close to a month in 2013 because Cricket South Africa, against Srinivasan’s wishes, had appointed him as its CEO.The film ends with an air of despondency. Having watched Srinivasan become the ICC chairman and Clarke the ECB chairman, and having noted that Srinivasan’s deep-rooted conflict of interest-owning Chennai Super Kings and heading the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at the same time-did not provoke a single murmur in the ICC, they say, “It is too late.” But is it, really?As cricket analyst Gideon Haigh says in the film while pointing at an empty field: “That’s where cricket will be 20 years from now because I’ll still be playing it.” Haigh is right. In the ultimate analysis, it is not about the administrators, or the lust and greed for power and money. It is about the fans and their obsessive determination to protect the sport.To leave the final comment to Collins and Kimber: “Death of a Gentleman is not a nostalgic look back at a sport that professionals played against amateurs while stopping for tea. It’s a modern morality tale about a future where sport and money collide, India as a superpower, the curse of the professional administrator and set in a world where fans are better connected to, but more disconnected from, their heroes than ever before.”last_img read more

Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Puneri Paltan vs Bengaluru Bulls Live Telecast

Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Puneri Paltan vs Bengaluru Bulls Live Telecast

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. In the final game of PKL 2019 season 7’s Pune leg, Puneri Paltan will welcome defending champions Bengaluru Bulls on Friday, September 20. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 season 7 encounter Puneri Paltan vs Bengaluru Bulls will be played at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mahalunge in Balewadi. Puneri Paltan will hope to sign off their home leg with a win over Bengaluru Bulls.The Pune side will depend on their raiding trio Manjeet, Pankaj Mohite and Nitin Tomar as they step into the turf. Bengaluru Bulls, meanwhile, will look to solidify their position for PKL 2019 playoffs. The reigning champions will aim at producing a comprehensive show as they meet the hosts tonight. The PKL 2019 season 7 Puneri Paltan vs Bengaluru Bulls is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. As the Pune leg comes to an end on Friday, the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 season 7 will move to the Pink City for the next set of games. Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium will host the upcoming games lined-up for the season. This season 12 teams have participated in PKL 2019. The teams are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha.What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Puneri Paltan vs Bengaluru Bulls start?The 99th match of PKL 2019 season 7 series is scheduled to start at 8:30 pm. The match between Puneri Paltan and Bengaluru Bulls will be played at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Puneri Paltan vs Bengaluru Bulls on TV?The PKL 2019 season 7 Puneri Paltan and Bengaluru Bulls clash can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Puneri Paltan vs Bengaluru Bulls match on live streaming?The live streaming of the Puneri Paltan and Bengaluru Bulls, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will be available on Hotstar. Bengal Warriorsbengaluru bullsdabang delhi kcGujarat Fortunegiants First Published: September 20, 2019, 1:43 PM ISTlast_img read more