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Paul Lee doubling efforts on both ends as Magnolia heads to semis

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “It’s not about scoring this playoffs because the defense will tighten up here,” said Paul Lee. “You really have to work hard and be willing to do the little things to get the win.”The star guard has been living up to that, crashing the boards and proving to be as lethal on the defensive end as he is on offense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLee grabbed 13 rebounds to pair up with his 14 points as he emerged as one of the key cogs in Magnolia’s fightback from 20 points down and score the 86-79 quarterfinal victory over GlobalPort on Tuesday.As expected, no playoff game will be a walk in the park and the Batang Pier gave the Hotshots all they could handle, jumping on the listless two-seed to grab the early 6-26 deficit. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UAAP Volleyball: Ateneo recovers, stops FEU’s winning run Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith stakes higher than ever, Magnolia knows that making a deep run in to the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup means doing thing that are not usually part of the roles of the players. For those tasked to deliver in offense, that means working just as hard, or even harder, on the other end.ADVERTISEMENT However, Lee lauded his side’s resolve in the comeback as it gave Magnolia a big test it passed with flying colors ahead of the bigger wars.“We showed character and that’s big for us here in the playoffs because we showed no panic,” he said. “We held on to each other until we’re able to get back in the game.”The win gave the Hotshots all the momentum they need as they turn their attention to the semifinals, where they await the winner of the NLEX-Alaska series.Make no mistake, though. May it be the Road Warriors or the Aces, Lee said that the Hotshots are willing to take on all comers in their quest to return to the championship dance.“We already have the experience as a group. We’ve been here before, we’re happy to get back in the semis, but this is not our end goal,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “It’s about time we move past the semis.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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ARMED GARDAI TAKE PART IN RAIDS ON LETTERKENNY PREMISES

first_imgArmed Garda units have taken part in a series of raids across Letterkenny today.Members of the Garda Regional Response Unit took part in the raids this morning.The raids took place at two locations at least including an apartment block at Lower Main Street and at a house at Long Lane. It is understood that a number of people were interviewed in relation to criminal activity as a result of the raids.The raids were part of a planned Garda operation.It is unsure if any arrests were made.Gardai are remaining tight-lipped about the raids. ARMED GARDAI TAKE PART IN RAIDS ON LETTERKENNY PREMISES was last modified: March 18th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GardaiLETETRKENNYletterkennyraidsREGIONAL RESPONSE UNITlast_img read more

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Honor Your Body, Honor Your Creator

first_img(Visited 316 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterest We should all treat our bodies as the gifts that they are, even when parts are not working as well as originally designed.Here’s something everyone can agree on: caring for the body improves well-being. This observational fact is not controversial. It seems that only humans have to be told how to care for their bodies, and need frequent reminders and motivations. That’s because humans have the power of choice, and the ability to set goals and strive for things beyond mere survival. Let these science news stories be the latest reminders to get off the couch and stay active.Get moving to get happier, study finds (Science Daily). A research project at the University of Michigan found that “exercise increased positive mental health in the same way it reduced negative mental health.” In other words, force yourself to exercise; you’ll be glad you did.Two thirds of young children do not do enough physical activity (Medical Xpress). Kids naturally thrive on activity outdoors, but the lure of electronic devices has short-circuited their natural curiosity about reality. Physical fitness is not just about the body; it affects the brain and emotions, too, and benefits social development. Dr. Hayley Christian of the University of Western Australia is concerned that so many children don’t measure up to national fitness guidelines. The solution? “It is about having fun – moving and playing every day.”Exercise could outsmart genetics when it comes to heart disease (Medical Xpress). Blaming genes for your low fitness? This article from the American Heart Association says that genes don’t determine destiny. “Exercise, especially cardio fitness, could outweigh genetics when it comes to heart disease, according to new research” at Stanford. Individuals at genetic risk of heart disease should always consult their physicians, of course, before undertaking an exercise program. See also a related article on Medical Xpress about this.Living near green space may make for a healthier you (Medical Xpress). Something about being outdoors near trees and nature makes exercise more pleasurable.Planning a move in the future? You might want to make sure there are parks nearby.Research suggests that people who live near parks and green space are happier and healthier.For Senior CitizensRegular stretching shown to improve muscles in elderly (Medical Xpress). It’s a sad fact that “elderly people with reduced mobility and weak muscles are often less likely to take part in exercise.” But that’s no excuse for inactivity. Even for those with reduced mobility, “Daily muscle stretching could bring health benefits,” this article says. It’s a low-intensity way to get some improvement in physical fitness; “even very old individuals can perform muscle stretching with minimal risk of injury.”Older adults grow just as many new brain cells as young people (Science Daily). Scientists have long told us that the brain cells you were born with are all you get. Maybe you have used that as an excuse to curl up and die once you pass your prime. No; this article shows research results that “many senior citizens remain more cognitively and emotionally intact than commonly believed.” Use it or lose it!Research shows we’re stronger than we think, especially as we age (Medical Xpress). Research at the College of William and Mary shows that nerves, when pushed too hard, stop pushing muscles, so as to protect themselves—even though the muscles remain capable of more exertion.The researchers found that young tired muscle produces the same amount of force as old tired muscle after continual stimulation or exercise.“That whole aging thing disappears when the muscle gets tired. It’s no longer a factor,” Deschenes said. “After looking at all of this evidence, we find that when a young muscle gets tired it’s no better than old muscle. It’s the same. So if you’re older, you don’t have an excuse not to exercise. Our research demonstrates that.”The Present Is a GiftListen while you exercise. A good way to get motivated for personal health is to realize just how marvelous the body is. On ID the Future, Dr. Howard Glicksman has a fantastic series of podcasts about body systems called “The Designed Body,” and he’s really good at communicating how things work (Note: written versions in the series can also be found at Evolution News & Science Today, if you search on Glicksman). Listen to these examples to get a glimpse into what a fantastic gift you have in your body:Glucose Systems in the Body — Another Instance of Irreducible Complexity (ID the Future)Our Irreducibly Complex Blood Pressure Control System (ID the Future)A Doc Looks at Why Water is Important for Human Life (ID the Future)Natural locomotion based on a reduced set of inertial sensors: Decoupling body and head directions indoors (PLoS One). This secular paper gives a glimpse in how the brain keeps track of body motion and head motion. These can be confused with Virtual Reality headsets. When it comes to body systems, nothing is taken for granted.New book by Nancy Pearcey encourages proper Christian view of the body. The word “Thy” in the title of Nancy Pearcey’s latest book, Love Thy Body, suggests there will be something righteous in what otherwise would sound like another self-love book. Pearcey challenges the transgender and homosexual communities (and their counselors) with Biblical principles that work better than shaming. She says that they don’t love their bodies enough! They don’t understand the gift that God has given them in their bodies and sex roles. In the process, she helps all readers gain a higher, Biblical view of the body, and encourages us all to realize why we obeying God’s principles is the best option for our health and happiness.No matter where you are in age or ability, there is something you can do to get stronger. Don’t measure yourself by others; just try to get beyond where you are now. If nothing else, stretch while sitting at the computer, or breathe deeply three times in a row, several times a day. And if you can do more, by all means, do it. It’s like an investment that yields interest in happiness. And while you do it, give thanks to the Creator of all these things you have. Paul admonished: “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (I Corinthians 6:19-20).Resource: The updated Creation Safaris website has a map of partnering organizations leading creation-oriented hikes and activities for adventure, worship and education.last_img read more

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Govt, business join climate fight

first_img18 October 2005A partnership between the government and Business Unity South Africa to address the challenge of climate change was formed at the National Climate Change Conference in Midrand, Johannesburg on Monday.The newly formed partnership is expected to create a system for monitoring and reporting on the levels of greenhouse gas emissions in South Africa.“At the World Summit on Sustainable Development, South Africa led the way in highlighting the ‘triple bottom line’ of business – economic, social, and environmental concerns,” said Business Unity SA (Busa) President Patrice Motsepe.“This agreement gives further content to that approach. Busa understands the importance of economic growth that does not mortgage our future for the sake of short-term profit, and we will work with government to ensure that we address the challenges of climate change together.”The mining magnate also referred to the increasing number of South African companies that were exploring investment opportunities presented by the Clean Development Mechanism.Environmental Affairs Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said the government hoped to extend the partnership with business to other interventions, “especially those which will help our rural and agricultural communities adapt to the impacts of climate change through the diversification of the rural economy.”Investment in scienceScience Minister Mosibudi Mangena opened the science session of the conference with calls for greater investment in the science of climate change and African research and development.Stating alternatives for energy use, Mangena said nuclear power was one of the options, alongside wind and solar technologies.“Climate change research requires global observation of numerous characteristics of the earth system over a long period of time,” the minister said.“Scientists need to ensure that reliable data is collected by a whole suite of observing systems – from satellite to surface stations to ocean buoys operated by various countries and agencies.”Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Farm groups announce new nutrient management assistance

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin will soon have significant new resources to further their efforts to protect water quality.Ohio farm organizations and their partners, taking an important, proactive step, will work with farmers to expand the number of individuals who have Nutrient Management Plans. In addition, the project will increase the use of soil testing to achieve improved nutrient management.New research conducted by government, academia and the private sector indicates that nutrient runoff can be meaningfully reduced when farmers have accurate data on crop nutrient needs and then follow a detailed plan that simultaneously maximizes efficient production and minimizes nutrient loss.A series of workshops will provide farmers with individualized Nutrient Management Plans. Ahead of the workshops, farmers will be advised on obtaining soil tests from which the Nutrient Management Plan will be written. The plans will be completed using a program developed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.The partnering groups are Ohio AgriBusiness Association, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio’s Certified Crop Advisors, Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association, Ohio Dairy Producers Association, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Ohio Pork Council, Ohio Poultry Association, Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, Ohio Soybean Association and Ohio State University Extension.This project is an outcome of farmers and their organizations investing millions of dollars in research that identifies farming practices that can contribute to improved water quality. This is one of many payoffs from that research.Experts concur that no single change to farming practices can eliminate nutrient runoff, nor are there any quick fixes. It is anticipated the workshops will begin this summer. Details will soon be finalized on all funding sources and the process to measure results.last_img read more

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Priyanka Chopra starrer Mary Kom postponed

first_imgPriyanka Chopra starrer Mary Kom has been postponed. The film is now apparently being revamped into a much larger sports biopic than before.The film was earlier supposed to release on October 2 along with Hrithik Roshan-Katrina Kaif’s Bang Bang and Shahid Kapoor starrer Haider.Makers of the film want to give global appeal to the film as Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.Priyanka Chopra and Mary Kom”The producers Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Viacom 18 took a joint decision last month to postpone the release date so that Mary Kom could be further developed into another Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Viacom had unexpectedly massive global success with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. They are now looking Mary Kom as the female counterpart of Milka Singh’s bio-pic. The global appeal of Mary Kom is much more contemporary than Milkha. While Milkha Singh’s biopic was retrospective in structure, Mary Kom is being made even as the real-life Mary Kom prepares for the next Olympics,” an online portal quoted its source.The project is now being formatted into two different versions, one for the Indian and the other for the international market.There is a lot more being added to the film now. Director Omang Kumar has asked Priyanka to spend a lot more time with the real Mary Kom.We hope the wait is worth it!last_img read more

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