McGinley adds three vice-captains

first_imgEuropean captain Paul McGinley has named Padraig Harrington, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jose Maria Olazabal as his final vice-captains for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles later this month. The trio have 17 Ryder Cup appearances between them and join Des Smyth and Sam Torrance in McGinley’s back-room staff as the home side look to retain the trophy against the United States from September 26-28. Olazabal played in the contest seven times and captained the side in the ‘Miracle at Medinah’ in 2012, while Harrington has made six appearances and Jimenez four. Jimenez was vice-captain to Seve Ballesteros in 1997 and Olazabal two years ago and was also made captain of the European team in the inaugural EurAsia Cup by McGinley. McGinley said: “I know it’s been common in the past to have three or four vice-captains but I’ve gone for five because I feel an extra person is justified due to the additional workload which comes from being the home team, in addition to how well I saw such a system working when we ended up having five vice captains under Colin Montgomerie at Celtic Manor in 2010 (Sergio Garcia was a late addition). “Padraig is my oldest friend on Tour and is a guy I have known most of my life. We went to school together, came through the amateur ranks together and have been together in many contests for both Ireland and Europe over the years, so I know what he can bring to the team room. “As far as Miguel is concerned, he is someone that the spectators love as well as being very popular with all the players. However, he is also a person that I respect very much. I have sat beside him for over a decade on the Tournament Players’ Committee and have seen him exhibit an integrity on many occasions that is very admirable. “Finally, Jose Maria’s passion for the Ryder Cup is recognised the world over. It was obvious in his legendary partnership with Seve and was also so very apparent two years ago at Medinah, so I’m delighted he has accepted my invitation to be involved again, once more maintaining that important continuity.” “I have complete confidence and trust in all five of my vice-captains and the help they will give me in the difficult quest of trying to retain the Ryder Cup.” Harrington said: “I am really looking forward to being part of the Ryder Cup from a different angle to the playing side. That aspect of things is something that really interests me and I’m therefore delighted that Paul has given me the opportunity. “Paul is a good friend of mine and I think he’s done a great job in the captaincy thus far, therefore I don’t necessarily think he needs that much help. But he knows I’m happy to get involved behind the scenes to give him and the players as much assistance as I can.” Jimenez, whose EurAsia Cup team secured a dramatic 10-10 draw in Malaysia in March, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed being captain of Europe at the EurAsia Cup which was a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to bringing the experience I gained there to the team room at Gleneagles. I have a great relationship with all the players, having played alongside them regularly over the years.” Olazabal added: “Everyone knows how much the Ryder Cup has meant in my career and it’s an occasion that I love being part of. It is a unique and special event – and I know that will be the case once again in Scotland in three weeks’ time. “I think we have a very good team in place but, as Paul said yesterday, we are under no illusions about how formidable a test the United States team will present. But he knows I will do everything I possibly can to help him and the players throughout the week.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

60 Dogs Rescued From Belford Home Puppy Mill

first_imgBy Allison Perrine Over 60 small dogs were inside the home sitting in “absolute filth beyond imagination.” Some were pregnant, some were hours-old newborns. Others were so matted in their own urine and feces that they could hardly walk, according to Licitra. “Some of them we couldn’t even tell the front from the back.” The dogs were kept in small kennels and were forced to drink out of “filthy” water bowls, if they had any at all. MIDDLETOWN – Over 60 small dogs were rescued from “absolutely horrific” living conditions in a Belford home by the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MCSPCA) Monday, July 20. Marlene Sandford, the woman being charged for breeding these dogs and keeping them in inhumane conditions, has a previous charge for animal cruelty. Lindsay Sanator, Monmouth County SPCA “It’s just an unimaginable thing that anybody could possibly do this or allow any living creature to live in these conditions,” he said. Over 60 dogs were found in horrific living conditions in a Belford home Monday and were rescued by the MCSPCA, with help from the Middletown Township Police Department and Middletown Animal Control. Courtesy Lindsay Sanator, Monmouth County SPCA “They needed professionals. This was definitely a job for somebody who really kind of does know what they’re doing with a clipper because it would have been extremely easy to cut these dogs,” she said. “The condition they were in was just layers and layers of filth. You have no idea.” “Please consider making a donation to help us give these scared and confused babies the best chance of living a normal life. Now is when we need you most,” the organization posted. “Our team spent hours inside the sweltering house, with ammonia so strong it burned their eyes, in full PPE until every single dog was out safely recovered and brought back to our shelter,” the MCPSCA posted. “We are appalled and saddened by what we found today and will be sure to bring the highest count of charges allowable by law forward to this individual.” The dogs will now receive extensive medical attention, be spayed and neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and placed in foster homes until they are ready for adoption. Zygmaniak spent the entire day grooming from her van at the MCSPCA facility in Eatontown, taking about an hour to an hour and a half with each dog. This is homeowner Marlene Sandford’s second animal cruelty charge for breeding and selling dogs out of her home in these poor conditions, but this will be her first criminal offense, said Ross Licitra, MCSPCA executive director. She previously received a civil charge in 2009 for running an in-home puppy mill with 80 dogs in the home. Officials believe she had been running this most recent mill for a while, Licitra said.center_img Zygmaniak said most of the dogs had never been touched by humans but were still very gentle. “I did not see an aggressive bone in these dogs’ bodies, not a mean bone, nothing.” She called them “the cutest dogs” with “beautiful little fuzzy faces.” And while they were very anxious when she started the grooming process, they got used to her fairly quickly. Jessica Zygmaniak of The Doggie Detailer, a mobile dog spa, volunteered to groom some of the 60 dogs rescued from a Belford home. She spent over an hour on each dog removing matted hair and filth. Courtesy Jessica Zygmaniak “I’ve seen a lot but…only a monster can leave a dog like this and be OK with it,” Zygmaniak said. Zygmaniak, who also helped groom dogs rescued by the MCSPCA from a Howell hoarding incident about four years ago, said the experience was very rewarding. “The whole time they’re wagging their tails, they’ve been through hell and they’re just so happy still.” The day the dogs were rescued they were given emergency grooming to remove the matted hair and filth. One of the volunteers providing that service free of charge to the MCSPCA was Jessica Zygmaniak, owner of The Doggie Detailer, a mobile dog grooming spa in Monmouth County that specializes in small dogs. She had a full roster of clients to reschedule but she said they were “amazing. I’m extremely flexible with my clients and in return, they’re very flexible with me,” Zygmaniak said. “It was a big loss in revenue but it’s OK, it’s totally fine, all my clients are willing to just move their appointments,” she said. Many had already heard of the rescue and encouraged her to go. “It’s amazing how they just adapt,” she said. “After about 15 minutes, all they wanted to do is come near you and kind of snuggle and kind of feel your hand and just get pets.” Because the MCSPCA is completely self-funded and relies heavily on donations, the nonprofit is now collecting funds at bit.ly/32DzJzC or through Facebook. As of Wednesday, its Facebook page showed that over $64,000 has been raised so far for the dogs. The MCSPCA has also created a wish list on Amazon specifically for the Belford dogs. According to Licitra, a tip came in from Sandford’s son, who lived in the other part of their duplex home in Belford. He called the MCSPCA cruelty hotline and team members and police arrived at the home about an hour later. The door was locked and Sandford was in Toms River where she was residing at the time; they convinced her to come to the house and let them in. That’s when they found the “horrific scene.” The article originally appeared in the July 23 – 29, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Dating of Crater Rays Needs Overhaul

first_imgA dating method relied on by planetary geologists needs drastic revision, according to Planetary Science Research Discoveries (PSRD) scientists at the University of Hawaii.  Crater rays are the streaks that extend radially from impact craters.  Previously, planetary scientists assumed they darken over time under bombardment from the solar wind and can be used as indicators of young and old craters.  This overlooks factors like the brightness and composition of the underlying material, the effect of secondary craters, and the amount of mixing of new and existing material, and the actual darkening rate.  Dates estimated without knowledge of these conditions can apparently be in error by large margins.    The researchers compared data on lunar crater rays from the Clementine lunar spacecraft, Apollo moon samples, and spectra from Arecibo radar and other instruments, and found that “the mere presence of crater rays is not a reliable indicator that the crater is young, as once thought,” according to the press release by Linda M. V. Martel.  The lunar crater Copernicus had often been used as a model for classifying craters as older or younger than the so-called C/E boundary between two conventional lunar epochs labeled Copernicus and Eratosthenes.  The younger, “Copernican” craters have sharp rims and bright rays.  But estimates from crater counts on lava flows around a classic “Copernican” crater, Lichtenberg, are much older.  “It follows that the mere presence of rays is not a reliable indicator of crater age,” Martel concludes,And it is no longer valid to assign a Copernican age to craters based only on the presence of rays.    [B. Ray] Hawke [U of Hawaii] and others conclude that a new method using the optical maturity parameter is required to distinguish Copernican from Eratosthenian craters.  They acknowledge a problem of not knowing the time required for a surface to reach full optical maturity; no such age has been firmly established.    A possible solution was proposed by Jennifer Grier (formerly at the University of Arizona and now at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) and Al McEwen (University of Arizona) and colleagues.  Their work showed that if the ejecta of Copernicus crater were slightly more mature, it would be impossible to tell apart from the optically mature bedrock.  Since the commonly accepted age of Copernicus is about 0.8 billion years, then perhaps full optical maturity occurs at about 0.8 billion years.  More work is necessary and future studies will look more closely at optical maturity maps of the Copernicus crater region to better define the C/E boundary in the lunar time scale.Unfortunately, pinning down absolute ages by radioactive dating methods will require more samples from the moon, Martel says, so the uncertainty will be around awhile.Another dating method is found to be deficient by the daters themselves.  Ask yourself the next logical question.  How are we to know that the “commonly accepted” ages of these formations have any validity?  After all, the previous estimates were considered valid till now.  How can anyone have confidence that the assumptions used to determine these dates, the dates remaining after this latest “whoops” report, are just as flawed as the assumptions that were used to date crater rays?   You can’t calibrate assumptions against assumptions, and nobody was there with a stopwatch to provide a real absolute age.  There are some things science cannot know for sure, such as processes extrapolated back in time when there were no observers.    Readers had better be armed with good baloney detectors before swallowing the millions and billions tossed out so glibly by “experts” who weren’t there and can’t possibly know such things without assuming the very things they need to prove (see 10/09/2003 headline).   We’ve indicated many times that the assumed age of the solar system (4.6 billion years) is rarely if ever questioned; it is taken on faith by most researchers as a given (see, for example, the 05/13/2003 headline), yet is based on flawed, assumption-ridden premises (see 08/12/2003, 06/05/2003, 02/22/2002 and 10/25/2001 headlines).  As a consequence, they are often found force-fitting uncooperative data into it, just like they are doing here with lunar craters.  Who cares whether “most scientists accept” a date that fits into the currently fashionable (i.e., evolutionary) timeline, especially when it was arrived at by ignoring other dates that don’t fit?  Consensus doesn’t cut it in science (see 12/27/2003 editorial).  Let this latest admission be a lesson: geological dating is a splintered reed that will pierce the hand of anyone who leans on it.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

May 7, Glenn Harsh

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We probably have 15% of our corn in the ground and right at 10% of our beans are planted. It is going well because the cover crops are growing and are 6 or 7 inches high in most fields. That is a nice height to kill them off. We have good root systems and some above ground growth but the cover crops are not too big and taking things over. We are killing them off as we are planting, either the day before or right after, and planting into them green. We started planting corn May 2 with the first round in the field to get the planter set. Then it rained and we really got back at it on May 5. We have been moving along in between rainstorms since then. It planted really nicely and the soil temperatures on May 2 were around 50 to 55 degrees. On May 5 they were more in the 60-degree range. Yesterday afternoon in the black ground was 77 degrees. I put SmartFirmers on my planter and they tell me what the temperature is when I am going through the field and that is what they were showing yesterday. Our rains have been a tenth or two. We don’t want to go to hard because we have to stop to let the surface dry out after those rains. The rains have not been so big to keep us out for multiple days, though, and we could get back in pretty quickly. I think we’ll get this crop up and started in a good way this year.last_img read more

Neverware Breathes New Life Into Schools’ Aging Computers

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud computing#E-Learning#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watters There was once a time when students may have had access to better computers at school than they did at home. But with the explosion of consumer technologies, that’s not the case. Arguably now many students carry more powerful computing devices in their pockets than sit on their desks at school.Schools struggle to keep up with continually changing technology. They simply cannot afford to replace hardware at the rate with which upgrades are released. And as such, the technology infrastructure of most schools is severely lacking.Jonathan Hefter has built something that could solve that.Hefter is the CEO of Neverware, a startup that addresses this huge gulf between schools’ existing hardware and the demands of new software. Neverware provides a virtualization platform, what he calls “the ‘last mile’ in cloud computing.” Virtualized desktops aren’t new. There are several prominent companies that are addressing this for enterprise customers. But even though some liken school districts’ technology implementations to ones in corporations, there are some substantial differences – budgets being the most obvious.Neverware is designed lean. In fact, Hefter is currently bootstrapping the endeavor (although he is starting to look for funding). But the emphasis on efficiency isn’t so much about Hefter’s resources, as the resources of the schools he’s aiming to support with Neverware.Neverware’s flagship product is the JuiceBox, a single server appliance that when connected to a LAN will power up to one hundred old machines with Windows 7. In case you haven’t checked the system requirements for Windows 7 lately, here they are: 1 GHz or faster 32-bit or 64-bit processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB hard disk space, and a DirectX 9 graphics device. So how old can those “old machines” be? Hefter says he “hasn’t found a desktop yet” that he can’t make run.The Juicebox generates a private, local cloud, something that addresses many of schools’ concerns about privacy, security, and reliability. Hefter uses the analogy of electrical versus gas-powered cars to compare the energy and environmental waste of the PC industry with the efficiency of the Neverware project. It’s a “single repository of computing power,” and with it, schools need only focus on updating one machine, not many. Currently Neverware is running in two pilot programs in schools in New Jersey, but Hefter says there are plans to go to market with JuiceBox in the next few months.last_img read more

Is consumer interest in smartwatches on the decline?

first_imgInternet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… It looks like all the hype over smartwatches might be slowly dwindling.So far, no company seems to be able to figure out what to do next to advance the smart wearable watch world.Over two years ago, Android Wear was introduced, and the Moto 360 created a lot of buzz with its cool design and round LCD face.  Last year, Motorola produced the second generation Moto 360, but moving forward to this year, Motorola didn’t release any newer version, and has stated they have no plans to release a new Moto 360.See Also:  Will hybrid smartwatches prove a more tempting solution to customers?Shakil Barkat, Motorola’s head of global product development, explains, “We believe the wrist still has value,” but he doesn’t plan to produce a new Moto 360.  He goes on to state that Motorola is not closed down completely when it comes to building smartwatches, but it has not seen enough interest in them to warrant further investment. Having been one of the biggest fans of Android Wear, backing out of the smartwatch industry says a lot.Google’s Android Wear platform has also been stumbling lately, having postponed the Wear 2.0 software update for several months. It was originally supposed to be introduced in the fall of this year, but it has been pushed forward so that Google can fix some issues it noticed after bad feedback from its beta testers.Even Apple is at a lossAlong with all this, Apple, with its large following of loyal customers, has also been struggling with smartwatches. Sales have declined with the newest generation of Apple Watches, which took a long time to be produced in the first place, yet are almost identical to the first version.Google might be working on in-house watches to introduce alongside Wear 2.0 that might offer something new and different.  Perhaps this will rekindle interest and convince people that smartwatches are worthwhile.  We will have to wait and see. Amanda Razani Follow the Puckcenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#IIoT#Internet of Things#IoT#Moto360#Motorola#smartwatches Related Posts last_img read more

Blazing Indians extend win streak to 19 straight

first_imgCleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor scores on a sacrifice fly by Jose Ramirez against the Detroit Tigers during the second inning in a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)CLEVELAND — Unrelenting and unbeatable at the moment, the Cleveland Indians refuse to lose.With their latest overpowering win, they extended baseball’s longest winning streak since 2002 to 19 games with an 11-0 blowout of the Detroit Tigers on Monday night to move closer to a record that has stood for 101 years.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Francisco Lindor tripled home three runs off rookie Myles Jaye (0-1) in the second inning, and the Indians, who haven’t lost since Aug. 23, added another blowout to their growing list of lopsided conquests.The defending AL champions aren’t just rolling, they’re steamrolling opponents, outscoring them 132-32 during a stretch that includes six shutouts.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 shutoutCarlos Carrasco (15-6) struck out nine in six innings, Lindor had four RBIs and Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer as the Indians lowered their magic number to clinch the Central to six.Cleveland is the sixth team in history to win at least 19 straight, and the streak is the longest since the 2002 Oakland Athletics won 20 in a row — a run that was celebrated in the film “Moneyball.” BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next View comments E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LATEST STORIES The Indians can match those A’s on Tuesday, and their chances of getting No. 20 are strong with AL Cy Young Award contender Corey Kluber starting.At this point, it hardly matters who’s on the mound.Cleveland joined the 1906 Chicago White Sox (19), the 1947 New York Yankees (19), the 2002 A’s (20), the 1935 Chicago Cubs (21) and the 1916 New York Giants (26) as the only teams to reel off 19 consecutive wins. The Giants’ record run is in the books as the major league mark, although it did include a tie, which does not count as an official game in baseball, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.Even tying these Indians during a game has been nearly impossible.Cleveland has trailed in only four of 171 innings, scored first in 18 of 19 games and has hit 38 homers. In a season where other teams have displayed dominance, the Indians stand alone.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kluber is 7-1 with a 1.92 ERA in his last eight starts. The right-hander, who leads the AL in ERA (2.56) and opponent batting average (.192), will face Detroit’s Matt Boyd. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:37Protesters 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 “No knock on the Dodgers or the Astros, they’re obviously both very good teams,” said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. “I think this is the most balanced team and probably the biggest threat to anybody in baseball to win a World Series because they do kind of cover every facet of the game.”Cleveland’s streak has happened despite the team missing three of its best players: All-Star reliever Andrew Miller, All-Star left fielder Michael Brantley and second baseman Jason Kipnis. They’re all on the disabled list.“It’s just the next guy up,” Kipnis said. “It doesn’t matter who it is or what goes down. We like the depth that we have. We have the players that go out and compete each night and you’re going to win a lot of games when guys play with that attitude.”MILLER MOVINGMiller threw 30 pitches in a simulated game, a major step in his recovery from knee tendinitis. The team will see how Miller responds Tuesday before deciding the next move. Kipnis faced Miller during the workout and doubled off the left-hander.“After I fouled one off, I said, ‘I’ve already had a better at-bat than I have ever versus him in a game,’” Kipnis said. “He smiled at that one.”TRAINER’S ROOMTigers: RHP Jordan Zimmerman received an injection last week for the neck injury that’s bothered him since last season. He will begin a throwing program in the next few days, and Ausmus said Zimmerman will make a few more starts if there are no setbacks. Zimmerman is 8-12 with a 6.18 ERA in 27 starts. … OF Mikie Mahtook (sore left groin) was out of the lineup for the third straight day.Indians: Rookie CF Bradley Zimmer will undergo surgery on his broken left hand on Tuesday in New York. Zimmer got stepped on while diving into first base on Sunday. The Indians do not have a timetable on his return, but it’s safe to assume his season is over.UP NEXT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Nadal, Federer back at the top in 2017last_img read more

Magic use big 3rd quarter to run away from Lakers

first_imgOrlando Magic’s Elfrid Payton, left, scoops up a loose ball in front of Los Angeles Lakers’ Brook Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — The Magic’s shots went in and the Lakers’ starters went out in the third quarter Wednesday night.Los Angeles never recovered.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points apiece for the Lakers, who never led after the first quarter.When Elfrid Payton’s three-point play gave the Magic a 66-53 lead 93 seconds into the third, Lakers coach Luke Walton yanked all five of his starters out of the game.“I just thought we came out with no energy. (Speights) got a quick 3 and it didn’t feel like our guys were ready to play,” Walton explained. “The message was, look, if you’re not ready to play or you don’t want to play, you’re not going to play. So we went to the second unit. It was a teaching moment.”The Lakers (19-31) never again got the margin under 11.Hezonja hit a 3-pointer, Fournier followed with two more and Jonathon Simmons added two more 3s to help the Magic finish the period on a 22-13 run for a 20-point lead. They led by 29 early in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ The Lakers were down by 12 when three straight baskets by Clarkson got them back in the game midway through the second quarter. Speights scored Orlando’s final 10 points of the half, including a couple of 3s.It was a dispiriting loss for the Lakers, who had won eight of 11.“We lost by 30 (actually 22) to the team that has the worst record in the league,” Kyle Kuzma said. “That’s kind of deflating, but give credit to them. They beat us.”TIP-INSLakers: It was Clarkson’s sixth straight game of 15 or more points. … Rookie G Lonzo Ball missed his eighth straight game with a sore left knee. … The Lakers, the worst 3-point shooting team (.327) in the NBA, went 4 of 20 from long range.Magic: F Aaron Gordon missed his second straight game with a strained left hip flexor. Orlando is 2-9 without him. … The Magic shot 54 percent from the field. … Orlando wore new uniforms without the words “Orlando” or “Magic” on them.UP NEXTLakers: Play at Brooklyn on Friday night, the fourth stop on a five-game road trip.Magic: Home on Saturday night against Washington. AFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Wizards’ John Wall expected out 6-8 weeks after knee surgery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Marreese Speights scored 21 points, Evan Fournier added 19 and Orlando ran away from the Lakers for a 127-105 victory. Winning for only the fourth time in 24 games, the Magic hit a franchise-record nine 3s in a 43-point third period.“The 3-pointer is a momentum shot,” Speights said after making his second start of the season. “You come out and hit a couple like that and you can beat a team easily. You saw that happen in the third quarter.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOrlando (15-35) was 9 for 13 from behind the arc in its highest-scoring quarter of the season. The Magic shot 18 for 32 (56 percent) from 3-point territory overall.“It seemed like we were going to make every single shot,” said Mario Hezonja, who hit two of his four 3-pointers in the third. “When that happens, you can take a breath and say, OK, we don’t have to go crazy tonight and try to protect anything. We can control the pace of the game. And we did that.” NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Games all set for a gala opening on Sunday

first_imgAn illuminated view of Commonwealth Games village near the Akshardham Temple, in New Delhi. PTIAbout 7,000 men, women and children will dish out a show of India’s cultural heritage in a gala Commonwealth Games opening ceremony with the icing on the cake being Maestro A R Rahman’s performance at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday.With most of the tickets already sold out, the two-hour ceremony, scheduled from 7 p m, will start with President Pratibha Patil and Britain’s Prince Charles expected to declare the Games open in front of a packed stadium of 65,000 capacity on Sunday.The 619-member strong Indian contingent will be led by Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra who will carry the Indian flag during the ceremony.Delhi sports new look for CWG | CWG: IAF to provide security | Delhi welcomes Queen’s batonEven as tennis sensation Sania Mirza will not be part of the Indian march-past as the Hyederabadi ace has preferred to rest, badminton star Saina Nehwal, Beijing Olympic Games bronze medalist boxer Vijender Kumar and wrestler Sushil Kumar will be among the six who will carry the baton during the formal part of the pageant.There will be seven segments — including Rhythm of India, Swagatam, Tree of Knowledge, Yoga, Great Indian Journey and Oscar winner composer A.R. Rahman’s rendition of the CWG anthem ‘Jiyo Utho Badho Jeeto’ — in the nearly three-hour ceremony.The guest panel will include International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge, Commonwealth Games Federation chief Mike Fennel, New Zealand Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand, Monaco’s Prince Albert II and Presidents Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives and Marcus Stephen of Nauru.advertisementHosts India are aiming to break into the traditional rivalry of champions Australia and England who have been fighting it out for top two slots in the past.The Aussies, who have topped the gold and total medal tallies at the past five Games and are expected to once again be confirmed as the number one nation, have sent their largest ever team to an off-shore multi-discipline sports event in a bid to continue their reign in Delhi.Although the country’s high-water mark of 221 medals (84 gold, 69 silver and 68 bronze) at the 2006 Melbourne Games is unlikely to be surpassed in India, team officials expect another gold rush.Australia’s record gold medal haul came at the 1994 Victoria Games in Canada with 87.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

13 hours agoWarnock thinks Liverpool captain Henderson misses out in Klopp midfield

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Warnock thinks Liverpool captain Henderson misses out in Klopp midfieldby Freddie Taylor13 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveEx-Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock believes captain Jordan Henderson could be dropped for Sunday’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur.Warnock thinks the trio of Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain provides the perfect in midfield for Jurgen Klopp.He has told BBC Sport: “It feels like there are midfield places up for grabs in this Liverpool side, more so than any other department. Klopp has to decide who best complements each other.”In their next game, at home to Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday, who he picks might also depend on how he thinks Spurs will line up.”If Tottenham play in a 3-5-2 shape then Klopp will want someone in midfield who can get between their lines to cause problems. You would think that someone would be Oxlade-Chamberlain – especially given the form he is in.”I would expect [Georginio] Wijnaldum to come back into the team too and with Fabinho cemented in the side, that would mean no place for Liverpool’s captain, Henderson.”That would not be a message that Henderson is out of favour, though. Far from it.”When you are part of a squad at a club like Liverpool or City, you have to understand that the team is being picked to win a specific game, and if you are left out it is nothing personal.”All of Liverpool’s midfielders are going to have a part to play in the next few weeks, especially if Klopp decides to rest some of them in certain games – but I would urge caution there.”Liverpool’s next game in Champions League Group E is at home to Genk on Tuesday 5 November, before they play champions Manchester City at Anfield five days later.”There will be plenty of people who will want Klopp to put out a weakened team against the Belgians, but my mind-set would be not to take any chances.”If I were a Liverpool player, I would want to go into the City game feeling sharp and I would not want a week off beforehand.” last_img read more