FEU gains share of 4th, clips NU

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University won’t back down from the heated Final Four race after putting down National University, 79-74, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Tamaraws swept their season series with the Bulldogs and tied University of the Philippines in fourth with identical 7-6 records.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Pumaren to turn up the heat on Falcons ahead of last elims game vs Tamaraws Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This was also FEU’s second straight win in the second round after going on a four-game skid.From a tit-for-tat opening quarter, the Tamaraws unleashed its might in the second going on a 19-4 run to take a 40-26 lead off of Arvin Tolentino’s layup with 2:40 left in the first half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIt wasn’t an all-game cruise for the Tamaraws, however, as John Lloyd Clemente lit up and scored 21 points in the third quarter alone to close the distance at 69-61 with FEU trying desperately to hold off any advancements.Kenneth Tuffin gave the Tamaraws a 78-65 lead midway through the fourth quarter with a fast break dunk after taking Troy Rike’s errant pass. NU, though, battled back with a 7-0 run to trim the lead to 78-72 and the Bulldogs actually had a chance to further cut it to just three points with less than half a minute left but Rike once again threw a terrible pass that led to another Bulldog turnover.FEU head coach Olsen Racela said they’re still not done with their season and the team knows they still have to win its remaining game to strengthen their bid for the Final Four.“We’re going all out for the win, whatever happens to the other teams’ games we’re going for our own win,” said Racela. “We need one more hopefully we can get one more.”Tolentino led FEU’s offense with 16 points, all in the first half, with six rebounds and one block while Tuffin put up 15 points, five rebounds, and two steals.Clemente finished with 38 points and that mark is the most for any player in the league this season.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

MCMONAGLE KICKS UP A STINK ABOUT SEPTIC TANKS ASSISTANCE

first_imgLetterkenny Town Councillor Gerry Mc Monagle has accused Minister Phil Hogan of failing to give a commitment on financial assistance for households who must upgrade their septic tanks.Responding to the publication of septic tank guidelines by the Department of the Environment, the Sinn Fein politician said his party fully supports protecting our water system and wants septic tanks to meet EU standards.“Our submission to the septic tank guidelines was comprehensive and solution-based. We welcome their publication but Minister Hogan has once again failed to provide people with financial means to upgrade their septic tanks to meet these new standards. “The Minister must give a commitment that financial assistance will be provided to households that need it. It is simply not good enough to arrive in forty years too late with standards and no financial plan to ensure they are fully implemented. If households are expected to register they must know what assistance will be available,” he said.He added the concern with group schemes is that they will only function when connected to existing sewers and will not work in isolated rural areas.“The €2,000 grant for group schemes is totally inadequate. The Minister knows this and has given assurance that this will be revised upwards as a matter of urgency.’“It is also important that local authority staff are used to carry out the inspections. It would be far more cost effective to utilise council engineers rather than private contractors to carry out this work.” The outgoing Mayor of Letterkenny added that whilst the Minister has published Guidelines for Septic Tanks he has done nothing to address the growing issue of Mechanical Plants in many of our Housing Developments here in Letterkenny and indeed throughout the county.“When Minister Hogan visited Letterkenny last year I took the opportunity to raise with him the difficulties that Mechanical Pumping Stations were beginning to cause residents throughout the county who depended on them for treatment of their sewerage.“And whilst these problems are becoming a bigger concern the Minister has yet to respond to my calls for his Department to step in and provide the necessary funding to upgrade and maintain these mechanical Plants leaving residents with, in some case’s massive bills and in others with no sewerage treatment facility at all.“ This is not good enough, I will be asking Brian Stanley TD Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on the Environment to continue to put pressure on Minister Hogan to provide financial assistance for households in order to meet the septic tanks standards and to also deal with the growing problems of Mechanical Plants”MCMONAGLE KICKS UP A STINK ABOUT SEPTIC TANKS ASSISTANCE was last modified: July 2nd, 2012 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:CLLR GERRY MCMONAGLElast_img read more

Sharks’ Marc-Edouard Vlasic out for Game 3 vs. Golden Knights

first_imgMarc-Edouard Vlasic missed Game 3 of the Sharks’ opening round playoff series with the host Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday with an undisclosed injury and it remains uncertain when the veteran defenseman might be able to return.Sharks coach Pete DeBoer did not provide an update Sunday morning on Vlasic, who missed nearly all of the final two periods of Friday’s Game 2 after he blocked a shot by Vegas defenseman Shea Theodore.Vlasic, 32, was on the ice helping to kill a penalty to center Logan …last_img

Were Australopithecines Violent?  Should Humans Not Be?

first_imgOne wonders how a scientist could infer behavior from skeletal dimensions, but David Carrier (U of Utah) believes he can visualize that evolutionary ancestors of humans were good fighters.  A report on EurekAlert begins, “Ape-like human ancestors known as australopiths maintained short legs for 2 million years because a squat physique and stance helped the males fight over access to females, a University of Utah study concludes.”    Carrier thinks shorter legs helped the males have a better wrestling stance.  But there are exceptions: bonobos have shorter legs, but are passive.  Carrier also had to make an exception for humans, who are “not less aggressive because they have longer legs.”  He didn’t make clear whether he was visualizing Fred Flintstone or Richard Dawkins.  But he did win Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week for his answer to the question of why anyone should care if australopiths were short and nasty:“Given the aggressive behavior of modern humans and apes, we should not be surprised to find fossil evidence of aggressive behavior [?] in the ancestors of modern humans,” Carrier says. “This is important because we have a real problem with violence in modern society. Part of the problem is that we don’t recognize we are relatively violent animals. Many people argue we are not violent. But we are violent. If we want to prevent future violence we have to understand why we are violent.”    “To some extent, our evolutionary past may help us to understand the circumstances in which humans behave violently,” he adds.  “There are a number of independent lines of evidence suggesting that much of human violence is related to male-male competition, and this study is consistent with that.”Carrier had to admit that male-male competition did not explain all human violence, and that he did not really know how aggressive australopiths were.  He just remarked, “If they were more aggressive than modern humans, they were exceptionally nasty animals.”We don’t see the females flocking to the world championship wrestlers.  And we don’t see some of the best males at passing on genes being particularly good fighters.  And we don’t see any fossil bones having skeleton fights with each other.  Please tell us, David, how you intend to test your hypothesis.    Can Carrier and any of his other Darwin Party buddies explain why we should try to prevent future violence?  What is the “real problem with violence in modern society”?  If evolution made males this way, then violence is good, and peace is stupid.  Hitler understood this.  Mussolini understood this.  Chairman Mao and Pol Pot understood this.  These and other Darwin-inspired dictators made violence an intrinsic part of their social policy and carried it out with a vengeance they felt their ideology justified (for details, listen to the Teaching Company lecture series Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century).    Darwinism justifies any male doing anything he wants to, violence included, to get a female.  The one who does not understand what he just said is David Carrier who, along with all the other inconsistent Darwinists, want to “understand” our “evolutionary past” but then cannot live with the consequences.  Carrier can point to no Darwinian moral categories that would classify violence as either good or bad.  Maybe he should be listening to that conscience that tells him something is morally wrong with selfish sex and violence run amok.    Promote world peace.  Shut up a Darwinist today.  Laughter may be the best medicine.(Visited 129 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Swimming the Midmar Mile for a cause

first_imgMandeville Sports and Social Club is dedicated to improving facilities for athletes with disabilities in South Africa. The club was established by former Paralympian Andy Scott, who, in 1968, became the youngest world record holder in Paralympic history, breaking the 50 m breaststroke record.Terry Bantock is taking on all eight legs of the gruelling Midmar Mile, aiming to raise funds for Mandeville Sports club to identify and nurture talented disabled swimmers This year, 52-year-old Terry Bantock is swimming the arduous Midmar Mile to raise funds for the Mandeville Club’s Aquatics Disability Swimming Centre of Excellence, to identify and support disabled swimmers with talent.The Midmar Mile, the world’s largest open water swim, opens on 8 and 9 February 2014 at Midmar Dam, in Howick, Kwa-Zulu Natal.  Established in 1973, it’s attracted thousands of competitors.Bantock says, “I would like to personally raise as much as I can so I am leaning on my greater network to support this initiative within their means.“Over the past year I have come to know the Mandeville community well, and you have my assurance that this charity is well governed and an extremely worthy cause.”The eight-mile swim is split into eight legs, each one mile long and entrants can choose which leg to swim. Bantock aims to swim all eight legs. He says he will be matching patrons’ donations; “I will be matching your valued contributions, either big or small, with a personal cumulative cap of R10 000.” An amateur athlete, Bantock’s swum the race twice before.PLAY YOUR PARTTo donate to Bantock’s cause, please deposit your contribution in the following account:Name of Account: Mandeville Aquatics Disability Swimming Centre of ExcellenceBank: NedbankBranch: Bedfordview 192505Account Number: 101 0410261Type of Account: CurrentRef: TerryB/8MileREGISTER FOR THE MIDMAR MILESwimmers can still register on Friday 7 February at the Pietermaritzburg GC Jolliffe Pool, on 18 Pine Street, from 10am to 4pm. The registration fee is R240 per swimmer.Latecomers can register on Saturday 8 February at the dam from 7am to 3pm and on Race Day, Sunday 9 February at 7am at R270 per swimmer.For more information visit the website or email info@midmarmile.co.za.last_img read more

Bringing Down the House: Hackers Deface U.S. Government Websites

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#security#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Yesterday afternoon, just before President Obama’s first State of the Union address, the websites of the House of Representatives and those of multiple congressional members were defaced with anti-Obama messages. Among the defaced sites were those of Democratic Representative Charlie Gonzalez of Texas, and Republican representatives Spencer Bachus of Alabama, and Joe Wilson of South Carolina. These sites are currently down for maintenance.Here is the messages that greeted visitors to house.gov yesterday afternoon:FUCK OBAMA!! Red Eye CREW !!!!! O RESTO E HACKER !!! by m4V3RiCk ; HADES ; T4ph0d4 — FROM BRASILAll the affected sites used the Joomla content management system, but it’s important to note that not every Joomla site hosted on the House’s servers was affected by this attack. According to the Wall Street Journal, all of these sites are managed by GovTrends, a private vendor.Red Eye Crew According to Praetorian Prefect, which specializes in chronicling Web security issues, the Red Eye Crew, which claimed responsibility for these attacks, specializes in defacing government sites. Last August, for example, one member of the group defaced over 450 government sites in Brazil. In total, the group is responsible for over 45,000 defacements.It’s not clear how the attackers managed to deface these sites, but according to a spokesman for the House chief administrative officer, the attackers broke into these sites while GovTrends was performing routine maintenance. frederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

WATCH: Chris Carson Scores Go-Ahead Touchdown in Win over K-State

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State fell behind by as many as 9 points with 12:21 remaining in the fourth quarter against K-State on Saturday, but showed tenacity and grit to power their way to a 6 point win on the road.After an 82-yard bomb from Rudolph to James Washington with 7:45 left, the Cowboys found themselves knocking on the door once again from the 17-yard line down two points in the midst of a methodical four-minute drive. And when Chris Carson had his number called, he answered the bell with a monstrous 17-yard run to PUT THE TEAM ON HIS BACK! It was ultimately the go-ahead score for the Pokes and one of the biggest moments of Carsons Oklahoma State career.last_img read more

Which Oklahoma State Duos Would Make The Best Presidential Teams

first_imgIt’s election day which means we are definitely not going to talk about who we’re voting for. What we’re going to do instead is talk about our nominations if you could only vote for former Oklahoma State players, coaches, administrators and boosters in this election (what a world that would be).Here are our nominees (president/vice president).Justin Southwell: Mike Gundy/Todd MonkenThis duo wins. I would’ve liked to have seen Monken stay longer and develop his recruits in that style of offense.I added some cabinet members for fun.Attorney General: JW WalshSpeaker of the House: Larry ReeceSecretary of State: John W. SmithSecretary of Treasury: Brandon WeedenSecretary of Defense: Brad UnderwoodSecretary of Health: Rob GlassSecretary of Energy: T. Boone PickensSecretary of Education: Russell OkungCaleb Deck: Mike Gundy/Mike HolderShoutout to cousin-in-law Ryan Nash for brainstorm with me!Talk about a leader and the peoples’ president with Mike Gundy. Winner, represents the program and school well, great catchphrases, and tough (see “I’m a man!” rant).Mike Holder fits the VP spot well. He can negotiate the back door deals necessary to keep things going. I may not always agree with him or like his personality but he gets the job done and is as loyal as anyone.Here are some bonus cabinet positions.Secretary of State: Burns HargisSecretary of Interior: Joe Bob ClementsSecretary of Defense: Tony AllenAttorney General: Thayer Evans TBDSecretary of Treasury: T. Boone PickensSecretary of Agriculture: Big CountrySecretary of Labor: Brad UnderwoodPress Secretary: Doug GottliebSecretary of Health and Human Development: Rob GlassKyle Boone: Mike Gundy/Boone PickensI like Gundy as my president because he has earned the utmost respect within the community; he was raised in a good family, never says a word, and occasionally cracks jokes that appeal to the younger demographic like myself.His mullet is hard proof that he’s willing to take a joke way too far to embarrass his children, and that’s a quality I can most certainly respect.The most successful era of Oklahoma State football wouldn’t be possible without the contributions of mega-booster and oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens.If something were to happen to Gundy that he would not be able to continue his duties as president, T. Boone would get his chance to run the organization, which I’m not so sure he secretly wants a crack at from time to time anyway. Good luck with OU!Commit to four more years! #GoPokes #okstate #Election2016 pic.twitter.com/Fr2TZQSRLH— Cowboy FB Recruiting (@CowboyFB_Elite) November 8, 2016Kyle Porter: Les Miles/Mike GundyGet the band back together! It was so hard not to pick Gundy for at least one position (like everyone else). Can you imagine the joint press conferences?Reporter: Why are your jobs numbers in a freefall?Gundy: That’s in-ack-u-rut.Reporter: I have the data right here.Gundy: That ain’t true!Meanwhile President Les balancing the budget would be spectacular. Now if we can somehow make it look like time is going to run out and the government is going to shut down while we still have a monstrous deficit, that’s when I do my best work. [entire cabinet resigns]Plus, we know how he feels about national holidays. We would finally get Fantasy Football Draft Day, MLB Opening Day and the first weekend of CFB as national holidays.The television interviews would be even better. An insanely hoarse Les: One of these countries is a great country and the other is the best country in the world! [Gundy stares deeply into camera like Jim from The Office while wondering if tucked-in hoodies are allowed at the State of the Union].My gosh, I want this. Also, this could hang in the Oval Office.There is only one choice for president and vice president tomorrow. Make America tuck its shirts and jackets in again. pic.twitter.com/30MWM5HFb2— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 7, 2016Kyle Cox: Barry Sanders/Thurman ThomasProbably the best running back duo in college football history. Sanders may be the greatest running back ever but Thomas is the Cowboys’ all-time leading rusher.Both were inducted into both the College and Pro Football Hall of Fames. The choice is simple. You can’t find a pair more deserving. Plus they just sound like a presidential duo. Sanders. Thomas. Sanders/Thomas.Make your voice heard and cast your vote for Sanders/Thomas.Let us know who you would vote for below. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Daily Mullets: December 6

first_imgSource confirms #okstate defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer is talking with Georgia State, as well as other schools. https://t.co/s33s0ouCwY— Nathan Ruiz (@NathanSRuiz) December 6, 2016Baylor and Oregon fans both thought Gundy was their guy. (PFB)Recruiting newsMonster JUCO defensive end has OSU in top 5. (PFB)QB Jelani Woods senior highlights: Purdy good.Meanwhile, the OSU staff is on the road recruiting during the dead period. (GoPokes)Football newsThis may be a top-5 all-time PFB pod. Listen.Where did OSU lose the game? How about punting on five of the first six possessions? The Bedlam drive charts, ladies and gents: (PFB)Barry J. was named Big 12 special teams player of the week. (PFB).Chalk talk from Thomas Fleming: He came to an astonishing conclusion: Conservative calls lead to OSU’s downfall. (PFB)Who were the winners and losers from Bedlam? Our team weighed in. Coaching rumorsMike Gundy is reportedly speaking with Baylor officials regarding the head coaching position.Then Football Scoop dropped this:Word began to get out today about the possibility of Baylor speaking with Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy. Sources tell FootballScoop this is straight coaching search legend….not based in reality. Not happening.And then this.Sources: Baylor negotiating with Blake Anderson https://t.co/rN4gU6KwV3 pic.twitter.com/5rkUUtCgLi— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) December 6, 2016This was a very interesting nugget on Gundy’s contract situation from the Tulsa World:Regardless of the Baylor report, there is also a question regarding the recent contract extension for Gundy.Gundy and Oklahoma State agreed to a two-year extension this offseason, which would take him through the 2021 season. It was approved by the OSU Board of Regents in June.But that contract has not been signed.And another coach, defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer, is apparently getting interest and speaking with Georgia State. (PFB)Among others. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Jordan Sterns Breaks Down Top 10 Defensive Plays of 2016

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. We already saw Zach Crabtree break down the top 10 offensive plays of 2016 so here’s a look at Jordan Sterns breaking down the top 10 on defense. No. 1 might surprise you. Sterns had a great quote.“I thought I was going to get it,” said Sterns. “Of course Ramon took it from me.”The crazy KU play didn’t make the cut, but there were multiple plays from the TCU game which was pretty easily OSU’s best outing of the year on defense.“Six points would be cool,” said Sterns of what the defense was thinking against TCU. “It doesn’t happen very much anymore. Especially in the Big 12.”last_img read more