Frustrations build at Waterhouse

first_imgThe frustration at Waterhouse Football Club in this season’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) continues to build, as they went down 2-0 to Reno in an uninspiring performance at their Drewsland base. It was their fifth loss from 10 home matches.However, Coach Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey said it was not time to press the panic button as he believes there is more than adequate time to save their season.”It was lacklustre. I didn’t expect a lacklustre performance like this. We didn’t even look like we turned up to play until the secondhalf,” Bailey told the Gleaner.”But there are still a lot of points and a lot of games, so we can’t give up and it’s too early to hit the alarm bells. I don’t think the alarm bells should start ringing as yet. Yes, we want points and you want to assure yourself, but time is on our side. We just have to look in ourselves and see where we go from here. But as soon as we get some players off injury and get the new players coming in you will see a different team,” Bailey sought to assure.Reno looked dangerous from the onset and it was no surprise when Kavar Walker steered home Javed Richardson’s cross from 12 yards after 17 minutes of play.WASTED GIFTWaterhouse struggled to get themselves together, but DeAndre Brown rattled the bar from 18 yards of a low Irvino English cross and Jermaine ‘Tuffy’ Anderson wasted a gift after goalkeeper Dennis Taylor landed a spot-kick at his feet just outside the area, firing over the unguarded goal.However, when the Waterhouse defence failed to clear a ball from their area, it eventually fell to the prolific Craig Foster, who spun and fired pass Diego Haughton in the Waterhouse goal.The hosts improved slightly after the break, but still looked disorganised and lacked creativity for the most part. But while Anderson forced a good save out of Taylor midway the half, his opportunity in the final minute summed up his and Waterhouse’s play, as, with only Taylor to beat he dragged a tame shot wide from 12 yards.Reno’s Technical Director Wendell Downswell said the team’s aim is to win six straight and climb out of the bottom half of the standings.”We are on track in the new year,” Downswell said.In other games, Portmore and Montego Bay United played to a 1-1 draw. UWI stopped Harbour View 1-0, Arnett Gardens beat Boys’ Town 2-1 in the Trench Town derby, Tivoli edged Jamalco 1-0 and Humble Lion defeated Maverley-Hughenden 2-0.Montego Bay lead the table with 39 points, but that was cut to one by Tivoli (38). UWI are third with 35 points, followed by Humble Lion on 34, Portmore with 33, and Arnett on 28.Yesterday’s ResultsPortmore 1 – 1 Montego BayUWI 1 – 0 Harbour ViewBoys’ Town 1-2 Arnett GardensJamalco 0 – 1 TivoliWaterhouse 0 – 2 RenoHumble Lion 2 – 0 Maverley-Hughendenlast_img read more

DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY/KILLAGHTEE/BRUCKLESS NEWS

first_imgDD LOCAL NEWS: CLEAN-UPA cleanup is being organised in Dunkineely on Saturday 11th April from 11 am to 1 pm. – meeting at Dunkineely Community Centre. Please come and support as “many hands make light work”. Bags and gloves will be provided.DUNKINEELY IN BLOOM 2014 – Dunkineely Community Ltd are hoping to run a Dunkineely in Bloom competition in 2014, to brighten up the town and surrounding areas. We are looking for volunteers!! Would you like to be involved, or be part of the organising, any help would be great. Please get in touch with the DCL office: 074 9737052.DCL WALKING GROUP gathers Tuesday mornings, at 10am at the DCL office. Next walk: Tuesday 8th April. Whether you would like to wander or speed walk for around an hour, it’s up to you and there will be a cup of tea afterwards…. Contact Marie Hutchinson or the DCL office for more info on: 074 9737052STABLES YOUTH members have 4 choices for a summer trip 2014. Members should have a look at the four website suggestions on the DCL Facebook page and let Vanessa or Abigail know on 074 9737052 what they would like to do. Members should come to Sunday @7 on Sunday evening 13th April at 7pm to Dunkineely Stables with a parent and be prepared to sign up and book your place to whichever of the four holidays you wish to choose and pay a €25 deposit. Commit to paying at least €10 a week until the holiday you have chosen is paid for. EASTER CLUB – “Minions Assemble” for 1st – 4th Class students in Dunkineely Methodist Hall. Monday – Thursday 14th – 17th April mornings 11am-12.30pm. Cost per day: €5 per child (discount if more children from one family). Please register by Friday 11th April for as many days as your child would like to attend. Place is booked by payment of fee. Places are limited, so book early to secure a place. Contact the DCL office for more details: 074 9737052.GOOD FRIDAY WALK – CHURCH TO CHURCH – Leaving Dunkineely Methodist at 1:00pm on Good Friday, 18th April, stop at Killaghtee Church of Ireland and then walk onto Bruckless, finishing at the Chapel around 2:00pm. Make it a family outing, let’s mark Good Friday together this year. Contact DCL office or Rev Ruth, Rev John or Fr. James for more details.DUBLIN WOMENS MINI MARATHONTaking place on Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd June 2014. We will be opening the entry process for the 2014 in mid February and we hope that you will join us on the big day.Please support the Cunningham sisters, Alison, Carmel, Majella, Sharon & Jacinta Boyle who are running in this Marathon for a great cause. Please Donate by going onto the DCL Facebook page and following the link. Everyone needs support so please help the ladies.DCL OFFICE – Come into the office weekday mornings between 9:30 – 12:30 to use the internet (20c per half hour) or print documents (20c per page) or borrow books from DCL Library 20c per book. Contact dunkineelycommunity@gmail.com or call Andrea on: 074 9737052. DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY/KILLAGHTEE/BRUCKLESS NEWS was last modified: April 7th, 2014 by John2Share 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:BrucklessCommunity newsDunkineelylast_img read more

DONEGAL RIGHT2CHANGE MEETING TAKING PLACE AT RADISSON HOTEL

first_imgPROTEST: An Anti-water charges meeting will be held by Right2change tonight in Letterkenny.Donegal protestors at a previous march. Pic by Northwest Newspix.This Follows the Right2Water demonstration on 29th August 2015, which saw over 80,000 people from countrywide take to the streets of Dublin to demand the abolition of water charges.Trade Unions affiliated to thecampaign announced they will be organizing ‘town hall’ meetings inevery county under the banner Right2Change. The Donegal Right2Water/Right2Change public meeting will take place inthe Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday 23rd of September at7.30pm.This will be a presentation and discussion, open to all, on the policy principles developed at Right2Water Trade Unions Conference which was held earlier this year.A sizable number of submissions for the Policy document were received including those from political parties, Trade Unions, community groups and individuals.Secretary of Right2Water Donegal, Philip McFadden said Right2Water has developed into much more than a protest calling about the abolition of water charges. It has become a rallying call to all anti-Austerity groups to highlight issues from cuts to Lone Parent Benefit, to the homelessness crisis, lack of adequate funding to hospitals and schools, and in Donegal, the threatened closure of the ‘red eye’ NowDoc service.”He said, ”Water charges have proven a tipping point for the hundreds of thousands of citizens who marched at the very first protest in October 2014 culminating in the latest massive protest on 29th of August this year.“It is clear that the ‘economic recovery’ that is being trumpeted by Government is not a people’s recovery.“Politics is about ‘choice’ and the wrong choices have been made”.”We believe that a fair recovery and an equal society are possible, and that cronyism and greed can be replaced by fairness and hope. “Major changes to how politics is conducted must take place”.”We want to start a debate about the future– about what type of country and society we want to live in, about Equality and the type of recovery we want”.”Irish society is faced with huge decisions and we need an honest discussion, which galvanized the Trade Unions affiliated to Right2Water to launch a public consultation process on the Principles that should underpin a future progressive government”.”That process culminated in a conference in June where policies were amended and adopted to address a range of areas from housing, jobs, decent work, to democratic reform. “The principles are based on the concepts of democracy, equality and justice, simple yetradical concepts which should inform the policy choices made by those we elect to govern.”They also represent a fundamental changein the way in which we view our economy and our society but they aresimply the starting point which is why the upcoming Right2Changemeeting at the Radisson Hotel will be a continuation of the Consultation process.”Right2Water unions will not be standing candidates however they will be asking that all progressive political parties, independents, community groups, and individuals unite around policies that aim to create a better and fairer Ireland.The Policy document is available below.http://www.right2water.ie/sites/default/files/media/Right2Change%20Policies.pdf”Please attend this meeting, contribute to this important Document andhave your say on the issues that concern you.“Change won’t happen on its own. Join this debate on how we, the citizens, can change ourcountry for the better”.DONEGAL RIGHT2CHANGE MEETING TAKING PLACE AT RADISSON HOTEL was last modified: September 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:newsPolitcsright2changeRight2Waterwater chargeslast_img read more

Donegal public warned of scam call from fraudsters claiming to be from Eir

first_imgGardai have issued advice to residents in Donegal following complaints online from members of the public claiming to have received scam phone calls from someone pretending to be from Eir. Several people have claimed on social media to have received dubious calls in which an automated voice claims to be ringing on behalf of Eir.It is believed that oftentimes, calls of this nature are an attempt to obtain personal details or a sum of money from unwitting individuals. It is the latest in a spate of incidents, including burglary and impersonation fraud in the county in recent days. Gardai in Letterkenny said one male had received a call today from someone claiming to be an Eir representative; seemingly knowing a lot of personal details.The fraudsters requested the Donegal resident to input an eight-digit code into his laptop or computer.They claimed that the broadband box associated with his account had a virus. However, once the Donegal man had asked to speak to a supervisor he was passed to another male to further discuss the matter.He later ended the call and contacted the Irish telecommunications company who advised that they would never make such a call.Gardai have asked people to remain viligant and report similar incidents if they occur.Eir is advising the following if you receive an unsolicited call: Do not respond to calls from an unknown source.Never disclose any information particularly personal or financialNever visit pages provided by the caller.If you hear an automated message on answering a call asking you to press a number, hang up.If you suspect that a call is not genuine, end the call politely and hang up.If you have provided bank account or credit card details, please contact your bank immediately to advise that your banking details may have been compromised.Donegal public warned of scam call from fraudsters claiming to be from Eir was last modified: September 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Penza: World Baseball Classic showed us a little added flair in baseball isn’t a bad thing

first_imgThey’re as fun to watch as anybody in the game.And even though some of baseball’s older … For years Major League Baseball has been thinking of ways to make sure that the younger generation of sports fans include baseball in their group of various interests.The World Baseball Classic has provided us with one massive reason why baseball can be so great.You didn’t have to look far to find it, either.The new crop of young talent isn’t just really, really good at the game of baseball.last_img read more

Genetics “Central Dogma” Is Dead

first_img“The gene is dead… long live the gene,” announced subtitles to an article in Science News this week.1  Geneticists have come to a striking conclusion over the last few years: genes are not the most important things in DNA, if they even exist as a concept.    The “central dogma” of genetics, since Watson and Crick determined the structure of DNA, is that genetic information flows one-way – from the gene to the protein.  In the textbooks, a gene was supposed to be a finite stretch of DNA that, when read by the translation process, produced a messenger RNA, which recruited transfer RNAs to assemble the amino acids for one protein.    As Patrick Barry described in his article “Genome 2.0,”1 the situation in real cells is much messier.  “Mountains of new data are challenging old views,” his subtitle announced, including the “modern orthodoxy” that only genes are important.Researchers slowly realized, however, that genes occupy only about 1.5 percent of the genome.  The other 98.5 percent, dubbed “junk DNA,“ was regarded as useless scraps left over from billions of years of random genetic mutations.  As geneticists’ knowledge progressed, this basic picture remained largely unquestioned….    Closer examination of the full human genome is now causing scientists to return to some questions they thought they had settled.  For one, they’re revisiting the very notion of what a gene is.Some of the findings in the genomic era include:The human genome has far fewer genes than expected.Some lower animals have as many genes as humans (e.g., 05/01/2007).Most of the human genome does not code for genes.The code for proteins can be split between distant parts of the genome – even on different chromosomes.2The non-coding DNA, once considered evolutionary junk (06/15/2007), is actually heavily involved in gene regulation (04/24/2007).Genetic information processing acts more like a network than a static library of genes.RNA transcripts vastly outnumber gene transcripts: some 74 to 93% of the genome.RNA is much more than a messenger in the cell. Numerous small and micro RNA transcripts are heavily involved in “fine tuning” the production of protein.Gene regulation appears more important than the genes themselves.Scientists “are finding disease-associated mutations in regions of the genome formerly regarded as junk.”Some genes overlap with codes for micro-RNAs or regulatory elements.Genes can be read in multiple ways that can yield far more than one protein (alternative splicing; see 05/20/2007)).Messenger-RNA transcripts undergo significant modification and regulation in the nucleus.The translation process can even yield transcripts from the opposing strand.3It remains indisputable that DNA codes for proteins via messenger RNA, and that proteins perform the major structural and functional operations of the cell.  But as Hui Ge of the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts said, “What we thought was important before was really just the tip of the iceberg.”  Barry used a homey analogy to illustrate how gene regulation can be more important than genes themselves:Consider the difference between a one-bedroom bungalow and an ornate, three-story McMansion.  Both are made from roughly the same materials—lumber, drywall, wiring, plumbing—and are put together with the same tools—hammers, saws, nails, and screws.  What makes the mansion more complex is the way that its construction is orchestrated by rules that specify when and where each tool and material must be used.    In cells, regulation controls when and where proteins spring into action.  If the traditional genome is a set of blueprints for an organism, RNA regulatory networks are the assembly instructions. In fact, some scientists think that these additional layers of complexity in genome regulation could be the answer to a long-standing puzzle……that puzzle being the unexpected low number of genes in the human genome.  It might explain the physical differences between humans and roundworms, which both have similar numbers of protein-coding genes.    Barry’s article provides a good summary of numerous papers that have been casting serious doubt on the Central Dogma, and even the concept of a gene itself:More fundamentally, it muddies scientists’ conception of just what constitutes a gene.  In the established definition, a gene is a discrete region of DNA that produces a single, identifiable protein in a cell.  But the functioning of a protein often depends on a host of RNAs that control its activity.  If a stretch of DNA known to be a protein-coding gene also produces regulatory RNAs essential for several other genes, is it somehow a part of all those other genes as well?Some scientists are advocating changing our focus from genes to “functional RNA transcripts.”  But that seems to just relocate the problem.  If DNA is a passive code, what codes for its activity?  If gene regulation by a network of transcripts is now more important than genes, what regulates the regulators?  Come back for Genome 3.0.Update 09/24/2007:  Colin Nickerson wrote an article for the Boston News that captures the drama of these discoveries:The science of life is undergoing changes so jolting that even its top researchers are feeling something akin to shell-shock.  Just four years after scientists finished mapping the human genome – the full sequence of 3 billion DNA “letters” folded within every cell – they find themselves confronted by a biological jungle deeper, denser, and more difficult to penetrate than anyone imagined….    ….the picture now emerging is more complicated, one in which illness, health, and evolutionary change appear to be the work of almost fantastical coordination between genes and swaths of DNA previously written off as junk.Nickerson quotes Isodore Rigoutsos, geneticist, saying “The picture that’s emerging is so immensely more complicated than anyone imagined, it’s almost depressing.”1Patrick Barry, “Genome 2.0,” Science News, Week of Sept. 8, 2007; Vol. 172, No. 10 , p. 154.2“The ENCODE project revealed that about 90 percent of protein-coding genes possessed previously unknown coding fragments that were located far from the main gene, sometimes on other chromosomes.”3“According to the ENCODE project results, up to 72 percent of known genes have transcripts on the facing DNA strand as well as the main strand.”Many previous entries have dealt with these subjects (e.g., 06/15/2007, 12/29/2006 bullet 2, 11/09/2006, 07/06/2006).  This is a classic case of a paradigm change in science occurring before our eyes.  Even what we mean by an intuitively-obvious word like gene is being questioned: is there such a thing?  Does it have physical reality, or is it a mental picture humans have imposed on a much more subtle reality?  The new buzzword is network, but is that an accurate characterization?  Networking is concerned more with the interactions of entities than with the entities themselves; this means that the rules of the game are more important than the nodes of the network.  How could that fit within a materialistic world view?    Whatever comes in the days ahead, it appears that there is far more information processing occurring in the cell than even Watson and Crick imagined – and that was startling and elegant enough.  Barry states that the raw genetic information transcribed in DNA now appears to be 62 times what genes alone would produce.  The fundamental operational unit of life may, therefore, be nonphysical: information, not molecules.  These are exciting times for science – troubling times for Darwinists.  Don’t expect them to have any remorse over leading mankind into a “modern orthodoxy” that was mistaken.(Visited 72 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Lesotho lodge a top pick for 2010

first_imgMaliba’s chalets are built in the Basotho style and luxuriously decorated inside. (Image: Maliba) MEDIA CONTACTS • Maliba Mountain Lodge+27 31 266 1344 or +27 82 778 8558RELATED ARTICLES • Hiking the dragon’s back • Unforgettable SA hiking trails • Boundless Southern Africa • Southern African Development CommunityJanine ErasmusMaliba Mountain Lodge in Lesotho, the country’s first five-star establishment, has received the nod from prestigious UK magazine Tatler, which voted it as a top travel pick for 2010.The lodge is one of Tatler’s 101 best hotels in the world and features in the magazine’s 2010 travel guide.Compiled by travel editor Melinda Stevens, the list of top destinations is divided into categories such as Beach Hideaway, Glorious Weekends, Happy Families, and Into the Wild – where Maliba shone.“A place to explore, riding on hardy ponies, days peppered with picnics and cold beers,” wrote Stevens. “It’s a gorgeous, lost world – and for now it’s empty.”Lesotho’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Lebohang Ntsinyi, praised Maliba for its accomplishment, adding that it will help to raise Lesotho’s status as a global tourism destination.The small Southern African kingdom, which boasts some of the most spectacular mountainous scenery in the world, is an enclave of South Africa.Not for nothing is the country known as the Kingdom in the Sky. Its lowest point, the junction of the Orange and Makhaleng Rivers, stands at 1 400m above sea level, while the highest point, the mountain named Thabana Ntlenyana (Sesotho, meaning “beautiful little mountain”), soars 3 482m into the air.Luxurious mountain retreatMaliba Mountain Lodge took around five years to design and develop, and is situated in a reserved area within the Tsehlanyane National Park in the Butha-Buthe district in northern Lesotho. Less than five hours by road from Johannesburg and six hours from Durban, the mountain retreat is ideal for weekend getaways.Maliba opened in September 2008 and offers six luxurious chalets built in the round, thatched Basotho style, but sumptuously decorated and featuring comforts such as open fireplaces, underfloor heating, electric blankets and heated towel rails.“The bedrooms are like teapots with thatched lids and log fires, and the main building has a deck with wondrous views,” wrote Stevens.There are also four self-catering thatched lodges that can sleep up to eight people each. The double-storey Maliba River lodges have the same creature comforts as the chalets but are fully self-contained.There is no shortage of activities for adventure enthusiasts, with several bush trails and bridle paths skilfully navigated by the rugged local Basotho ponies, a number of natural rock pools for swimming, and a ski resort in the vicinity. The super energetic can tackle the 39km hiking trail that connects Tsehlanyane with the Bokong Nature Reserve.Maliba is also ideal for those seeking a quiet break. Three nearby Basotho villages offer a chance to experience the lifestyle and everyday customs of the people, and visitors may also experience culturally significant sites such as the Liphofung rock art caves and Subeng River’s fossilised dinosaur footprints.A high-altitude botanical garden is reportedly in development.Natural beautyTsehlanyane, an important indigenous woodland area, is one of Lesotho’s two proclaimed national parks – the other is the Sehlabathebe National Park in the south-east of the country.The 5 600ha Tsehlanyane stands at the point where the Tsehlanyane and Holomo Rivers meet. At an elevation ranging between 1 940m and 3 112m, the terrain is mostly sub-alpine, which refers to an area situated just below the timberline in a mountainous region. It is home to the indigenous evergreen Leucosidea sericea, known as Oldwood or Che-che, as well as the endangered butterfly Metisella syrinx.Animals spotted in the area include the black-backed jackal, porcupine, rhebuck, African wild cat, caracal and Cape clawless otter. Over 220 species of flowering plants have been noted, as well as some 70 bird species.Kingdom in the SkyLesotho’s area covers just over 30 000 square kilometres, making it a little smaller than the US state of Maryland. It is the southernmost landlocked country in the world and boasts spectacular natural scenery.Formerly known as Basutoland, the country gained independence from the UK in 1966 and celebrates Independence Day on 4 October. It is governed by a constitutional monarchy coupled with a parliamentary system.The monarch is Letsie III, who succeeded his father King Moshoeshoe II when he was deposed in 1990. The royal palace and parliamentary building is situated in the capital city, Maseru, whose sister city is Austin, Texas.Lesotho is now a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. According to the CIA World Factbook, the country has one of the highest literacy rates in Africa, with 95% literacy among women and 75% among men.last_img read more

State Auditor Candidates on Town Hall Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentIn a few short months, Ohioans will head to the polls to elect a new Governor, Auditor, Treasurer, Secretary of State and Attorney General. We’ll also elect a U.S. Senator, Supreme Court Justices and numerous state lawmakers. Between now and election day, Town Hall Ohio plans to host the candidates for statewide office. Today, our guests are seeking your vote to be State Auditor: Republican Keith Faber and Democrat Zack Space.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Star itching to stretch Govs’ Cup win streak

first_imgMalcolm Hill will lead Star, which has a testy stretch coming.“We have three tough games lined up,” Victolero said. “And this game [versus the Fuel Masters] can certainly help us get into a better mindset come those games.”Meanwhile, Blackwater, which has surpassed its Governors’ Cup performance the last two seasons (one win each) after just five games this conference, shoots for a third straight win and will try to add to Alaska’s woes in the 4:15 p.m. contest.Henry Walker has come in to revitalize the Elite and will pose a challenge to coach Alex Compton and the Aces.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ LATEST STORIES The Hotshots spent two days at Pico de Loro and bonded very well. To give his boys some form of competition, Victolero had them play soccer and bowling.True competition happens Wednesday as the Hotshots try to stay on top of the heap in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations against a Phoenix Petroleum side that is reeling from four straight losses and is looking for a win to right the ship, so to speak.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGame time is 7 p.m. at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay with the Hotshots solidly favored to rise to 4-0, most especially after hearing what Victolero has to say about the team’s eagerness to get back on the court.“Though we have had no competition, our preparation for Phoenix went very well,” he said. “You can see it in the way the players moved. They really want to play and they really want to win.” Track bets get going Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Gamescenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Coming off a 19-day break spent doing almost everything to keep the team sharp, Star is like a thoroughbred itching to be let out of the gates and mow through the field.“We had a team bonding session, practice and more practice,” coach Chito Victolero said over the phone on Tuesday just after the last of those workouts with his undefeated Hotshots. “The team really wants to play, it’s the competition they long for.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Jags Beat Bills in London, 34-31

first_imgLONDON — When the big lead was finally wiped out, Blake Bortles got his offense going for one last drive.Got it going right into the end zone.It was the defense that gave the Jacksonville Jaguars a big lead over the Buffalo Bills at Wembley Stadium, but it was Bortles that put the final touch on the 34-31 victory by completing a 31-yard touchdown pass to Allen Hurns with 2:16 remaining.“The offensive line, they did a great job as far as just giving Blake a lot of time,” Hurns said of the winning play. “Blake does an awesome job of just keeping plays alive.”The Jaguars (2-5) won their first game in London after losing in each of the past two seasons at Wembley, the home of England’s national soccer team. The Bills (3-4) were playing in the British capital for the first time.It was also the first time the game was streamed live around the world on Yahoo’s website.The Jaguars built up a 27-3 lead, mainly by taking advantage of another inconsistent performance from backup Bills quarterback EJ Manuel.On third-and-9 early in the second quarter, Aaron Colvin forced a fumble from Manuel and Chris Clemons grabbed the loose ball and ran 6 yards into the end zone.After the kickoff and a touchback, Manuel was again in the pocket but his pass was picked off by Telvin Smith, who ran it in from the 26.And the defense wasn’t done yet. On the fourth play of the next drive, Manuel was again picked off, this time by Paul Posluszny.“Just bad football,” said Manuel, who finished with 298 yards on 24-of-42 passing with two touchdowns and two interceptions.Manuel, however, led the comeback attempt and safety Corey Graham nearly capped it off by returning an interception 44 yards for a touchdown and 31-27 Bills lead.That’s when Bortles came up with the goods.“To be able to stay calm and to have a big lead and give it up and be able to come back and score to win the game is huge,” said Bortles, who was 13 of 29 for 182 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.(CHRIS LEHOURITES, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more