These include the police, security, Games Organising Committee staff and volunteers, PNGRFL officers, visiting Magpies, match officials, Queensland Rugby League, corporates and the media.The Intrust Super Cup Round 14 game took place on the weekend at the newly rebuilt Sir John Guise stadium and was doubled up as a test event for the Pacific Games next month.A statement released by PNGRFL said the chairman Sandis Tsaka and interim CEO Shane Morris were grateful that everyone involved in ensuring the success of the night had put in a great team effort.Tsaka thanked the Government for the world class facility that will also be used for the Games, giving the people of PNG the opportunity to take our sports to another level.
Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Roger Federer mulling clay court return in 2019 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown FILE – In this April 24, 2018, file photo, Diana Taurasi motions during a practice for the U.S. national women’s basketball team in Seattle. The U.S. women’s basketball roster is full of WNBA All-Stars and clearly the 12-member team led by Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart will be fun to watch. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)TENERIFE, Spain — It would be easy to think it’s a forgone conclusion that the U.S. women’s basketball team will win a third straight World Cup.The Americans haven’t lost a major international contest since falling to Russia in the semifinals of the 2006 world championship. That includes winning the last two world championships.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Bird and Taurasi provide stability for the U.S. which has only five players back from the Rio Olympic team. The entire roster didn’t get together until Wednesday, when they scrimmaged Australia.“We haven’t had much prep time and have a lot of new people, but Sue and I have been in a lot of tournaments together and know what we need to do to be successful,” Taurasi said. “It’s going to be our job to make sure everyone’s involved.”The backcourt duo will also provide leadership for a team that has six players competing in their first World Cup, including Elena Delle Donne. She is still recovering from a bone bruise in her knee suffered in the WNBA playoffs earlier this month. Delle Donne said she will talk to coach Dawn Staley to let her know how it’s feeling.It might seem that the Americans might be a little more vulnerable than in previous years with the lack of experience and lack of training time. Still there is a wealth of talent on this team to support the two veterans. WNBA regular season and finals MVP Breanna Stewart has grown as a player since competing on the 2014 World Cup team.Staley, who is looking to become the first person to win gold as both a player and coach, isn’t taking anything for granted.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ View comments “We always have a bullseye on us and get everyone’s best shot,” Staley said. “Definitely having Sue and Diana make things a little more stable for us.”The main competition for the U.S. will most likely come from Australia and Spain. The Australians have one of the most dominant players in the tournament in Liz Cambage, who led the WNBA in scoring this past season. Phoenix Mercury coach Sandy Brondello is leading the Aussies and has a few WNBA players on the roster to complement her star center.“Like the U.S. we are just getting our roster together now and didn’t have much training time as a full team, but we hope to get better as the tournament goes on,” Brondello said.Spain has lost to the U.S. in the finals of both the last world championship and the Olympics in 2016. The Spainards hope that playing at home might be just enough to lift them past the Americans.The tournament kicks off Saturday morning and includes three teams making their first appearance in Latvia, Puerto Rico and Belgium. Puerto Rico and Belgium cap off the opening day’s games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Still, winning another title is something that veterans Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi don’t take for granted. Especially with the rest of the world getting better and the Americans having a major turnover of the roster from the 2016 Rio Olympic team that won gold.“The world is definitely catching up,” said Taurasi, who is playing in her fourth world championship. “You may not see it in the scores, but playing overseas and watching film you see them improving.”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 ChrissBird, who is in a record fifth World Cup, agreed with her backcourt partner’s assessment.“You see it every time we play,” Bird said Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
Newly appointed President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Vishnu Doerga, has stated that more investment is needed in order to make the coconut industry viable once again.GCCI President Vishnu DoergaAccording to the GCCI President, based on recent statistics, the coconut industry in Guyana has the potential to be the country’s third largest export. However, he noted that in order for Guyana to start reaping the benefits from such an industry, there needs to be adequate investment.“If you look at the level of skills we have developed in the rice industry, where you continuously have better grains of rice being developed with higher productivity. We need that similar type of investment in the coconut industry if we are to really make it successful,” he stated.The businessman further added that “we are in a situation where people are realising the health benefits of coconut and coconut products. This is something that Guyana could take advantage of and capitalise on if we have a coherent strategy,” he noted.However, the GCCI President explained that while coconuts can be profitable, it does not come without risk. Doerga pointed out that coconuts are prone to diseases, and as such, necessary precautions need to be taken to tackle the diseases.“We are currently battling such diseases so if we are to really turn this into a viable industry where people can really get the benefit from participating in the coconut industry. We also need to make sure that our research and development and our pest control services are able to really minimise the threat to that industry because it’s a type of industry that can be easily decimated by various pests,” Doerga outlined.Nevertheless, the GCCI President said he is looking forward to the upcoming coconut expo with hopes of it highlighting the opportunities available so that persons can be aware and maybe invest in that area.Of recent, there has been a renewed drive to resuscitate the coconut industry in Guyana to make it once again vibrant, as the country’s coconut has been in vast demand, especially on the international market. Guyana’s coconuts is said to be the best mostly because of its quality, as it contains one of the thickest kernels in the world.The coconut industry in Guyana has been identified as one of the sectors with huge potential for further development. Coconut delivers a wide variety of products, including coconut water, coconut oil, coconut milk and dried coconut, which are all in demand regionally and internationally.In 2011, the local coconut industry earned hundreds of millions of dollars, producing over 92 million coconuts annually. At the time, coconut was said to be the third leading export product, behind sugar and rice.Guyana, at the beginning of 2013 had produced between 90 and 100 million coconuts per year, which approximates to some 70,000 tonnes and the world export market for coconut products then was about US$6 billion, while Guyana exports nearly US$3 million in coconut products.
It is unclear what would happen to Barcelona and other Catalan clubs if the northeastern region of Spain did declare independence, and so the league’s governing body have decided to delay opening up the bidding for television rights by two weeks.“We have had to delay the tender process that we often do around these dates in order to wait and see what happens in Spain,” Tebas said at the World Football Summit in Madrid.“This is a problem that could greatly affect the value of our competitions.”The tendering process concerns the rights to broadcast La Liga matches in Europe and various Asian countries such as India and Singapore, Tebas said.La Liga has raised the total income for domestic and international broadcast rights for the period from 2016 to 2019 to a reported 1.6 billion euros ($1.9 billion) a season.But the value of those rights would drop significantly without the showpiece Clasicos between Barcelona and Real Madrid.“You could think that Barca is 50 percent of the competition, but it is not like that,” added Tebas.“I calculate it would be around 20 to 25 percent.”Barcelona are one of the biggest clubs in the world and were founding members of the Spanish league in 1928 but their status as a La Liga side could come under threat if Catalonia were to become an independent state.Tebas, an outspoken campaigner against the separatist movement, has repeatedly threatened Spanish legislation wouldn’t allow Catalan clubs to continue in La Liga post-independence. Jose María Gay de Liebana, professor of economics at Barcelona University, told AFP Barca’s departure would see a “minimum of 200 million euros” wiped instantly off La Liga’s TV income.And the consequences for Barcelona could be even more severe.The five-time European and 24-time Spanish champions announced last month they expect to make a record 897 million euros this season, nearly a quarter of which comes from La Liga TV deals.“They wouldn’t be able to have world-leading figures,” added Gay de Liebana, of a squad currently boasting the likes of five-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi.“They would become a medium-sized club.”Barcelona have backed Catalans’ “right to decide” in a referendum of independence, but stopped short of supporting separation from Spain.And the club have stressed their desire to remain in La Liga.“I think that La Liga and Barca must continue together,” said club general director Oscar Grau last week.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Javier Tebas, president of La Liga, said the team would delay the tender process to “wait and see” how the Catalonia crisis plays out in Spain © AFP/File / ROSLAN RAHMANMadrid, Spain, Oct 17 – The Spanish league have delayed putting out to tender their international television rights amid uncertainty over what the Catalonia crisis could mean for Barcelona, La Liga president Javier Tebas said on Tuesday.It has been a tumultuous few weeks in Catalonia following an independence referendum on October 1 that was deemed illegal by the Spanish government and was marred by violence.
Speaking during the official launch of their football viewing experience to its stakeholders, MultiChoice Kenya Managing Director Eric Odipo said they will deliver great value to its customers with an unmatched viewing experience on TV and mobile devices for the biggest and best moments of the World Cup from Russia.“MultiChoice’s key priority is to put customers’ needs at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to deliver value through the best football tournament experience on TV to our customers live and in HD glory on SuperSport,” Odipo said.“Both DStv and GOtv Max and Pluscustomers will get to enjoy the games from the comfort of their homes, only on our platforms will viewers enjoy additional benefits such as Swahili commentary and on-the-go viewing via the DStv Now and SuperSport apps for an enhanced viewing experience,” he added.MultiChoice Managing Director, Eric Odipo addressing stakeholders during the FIFA World Cup 2018 launch by MultiChoice. The company has promised its customers an unmatched front-row viewing to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.Active DStv customers on all packages (Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access) will watch all 64 games of the World Cup live and in full HD glory on three dedicated SuperSport channels.Two new DStv pop-up channels:History of Footballand SuperSport 14 (SS14)will be dedicated to legacy content, highlights, documentaries, FIFA films, classic matches, warm-up matches and interviews until the World Cup begins on 14 June 2018.Thereafter, SS14 will be dedicated entirely to the tournament with live match commentary options in Swahili language. News updates will be available throughout the tournament on the SSBlitz Channel.GOtv customers will also experience a complete World Cup experience with all 64 games available to active GOtv Max and GOtv Plus customers, at no extra cost.A special pop-up channel FIFA (GOtv Channel 36) will carry World Cup legacy content for GOtv Max and Plus customers on between 25 April 2018 and Monday 11 June 2018.GOtv General Manager, Simon Kariithi addressing stakeholders during the launch of the FIFA World Cup 2018.The complete tournament experience will be available on GOtv Max on Select 4 with live games, full highlights, build-ups, interviews, analysis and magazine shows.GOtv Plus customers will watch the live games and magazine shows on Select 1 and Select 2. All build ups to the tournament will be available on Select 1 and Select 4.GOtv Value customers will also enjoy a significant number of games while GOtv Lite customers will enjoy a select number of games available on FTA channels.“We constantly strive to deliver value for money to our customers by offering them a little something extra to their viewing including a wide variety of the best local and international content available from around the world with the 2018 FIFA World Cup being one of them.We also make sure to deliver this exciting content through leading-edge technology that will take our customers viewing experience to the next level and match their constantly evolving lifestyles,” Odipo stated.The 2018 FIFA World Cup will also be available to DStv Customers via DStv Now and the SuperSport apps which are available for download via the Android and iOs mobile stores.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000GOtv General Manager, Simon Kariithi (L) and MultiChoice Managing Director, Eric Odipo present a world cup football jersey to Ministry of Sports & Heritage Director of Administration, Wesnlaus Ongayo during the MultiChoice Kenya World Cup Stakeholders Launch.NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 12 – With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia approaching, Pay-TV service provider Multichoice has vowed to give its customers an unmatched front-row viewing to the global showpiece.Just from kick-off on June 14 when hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia in the opener to the final day on July15, DStv and GOtv will showcase all 64 matches live on SuperSport to thousands of football fans across the country.
St Eunan’s GAA U14 GirlsTHE management of St Eunan’s U-14 girls squad has paid tribute to them for their dedication this year after losing the county final in cruel circumstances at the weekend.The girls led throughout the final against Moville, only to lose by a point to a goal scored six minutes into injury time.Manager Decky O’Donnell with coaches Greg Harkin, Eimhear Bradley and Liam McCann however say there was certainly no lost pride in the efforts of the girls who put in a fanstastic display before losing out by 6-01 to 3-09. “The girls have been brilliant all year and I didn’t want that to pass without acknowledging the tremendous efforts of every member of the squad,” said Decky.“I hope to see all the girls back next year for the U-14s and U-16s. Every one of them played for their club with pride this year and we’re all very very proud of them.”The girls had their annual end of season meal at the Mount Errigal Hotel after the game – where their biggest supporters, Cathal, Thomas, Noel and Niamh joined in the craic. GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U-14 GIRLS DO THEIR CLUB PROUD was last modified: September 16th, 2013 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:St Eunan’s GAA club
1Q&A: Howard Berg, Current Biology, Volume 15, Issue 6, 29 March 2005, Pages R189-R190, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2005.03.003.And yet he says, “Chemotaxis evolved so that cells can locate nutrients….” Who would have imagined, indeed. But then, when entering the high-performance world of microtechnology, imagination is what keeps the evolutionary story lubricated. Alcohol helps, too (see 08/12/2004 entry); some evolutionists seem to have converged on that form of chemotaxis after watching Unlocking the Mystery of Life. The modern era [of chemotaxis studies] began in the 1960s with Tetsuo Iino and Sho Asakura in Mishima and Nagoya, who began work on the structure of flagellar filaments (thought then to be primitive bending machines)…the flagellar motor has several pistons and a novel torque-speed relationship….We hope to understand how bacterial chemotaxis works, every nut and bolt. Who would have imagined: receptor complexes that count molecules and make temporal comparisons; activation of a diffusible signal that couples receptors to flagella; reversible rotary engines that drive propellers of variable pitch; force generators, rotors, drive shafts, bushings, and universal joints; a system with prodigious sensitivity, with amplification generated by receptor-receptor interactions? The biggest black box is the motor. We know a great deal about its electromotive and mechanical properties (torque, speed, changes in direction, and so forth) but we do not really know how it works. We need more structural information. This is hard, because essential components are membrane embedded. But even in an age of systems biology, one should not be embarrassed to focus on an isolated network controlling a particular molecular machine. (Emphasis added in all quotes.) (Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The bacterial flagellum, a virtual icon of the intelligent design movement, has been studied by many researchers, notably Howard Berg of Harvard, an expert on chemotaxis (the attraction of bacteria to chemical stimuli). Berg was interviewed in Current Biology1 and talked like a race car mechanic when discussing this molecular machine, though he is not involved in the ID movement and believes in evolution. Here are some excerpts:
Ahead of assembly elections it is truly raining promises in Gujarat. Desperate to make a comeback to Gandhinagar, the Congress, which has been out of power in the state for more than a decade and a half, has now promised free laptops to all students after class 12 till post-graduation.The party on Tuesday announced that if voted to power, it will make school education in the state “world class”.The party further promised that it would constitute “Vidya Nidhi” for payment of 30 per cent of the students from poor and middle class families studying in self-financed colleges. It also promised that it would form a “Gujarat Olympics Academy” to train world class sportspersons, for which coaches will be appointed for various sports from within and outside the country. Sports complexes will be established at taluka levels, the party said. The party promised to reserve 25 per cent seats in public schools for poor students as per the RTE Act and the state government will bear the fees for them. “Students Special” buses will also be made available for rural students for commuting to colleges and schools, according to the party.Congress had earlier announced that if voted to power, it will set up a Gujarat Medical Service Corporation (GMSC) to ensure better healthcare facility to the people.The party had also promised that apart from free distribution of around 250 life saving drugs, it will ensure that the medicines in government hospitals are available in their generic forms, which will significantly bring down the cost of treatment. All this apart from paying premium for medical insurance cover up to Rs 30000 per head and provisions for public private partnership for higher cover. Making well strategized moves, Congress has been steadily doling out promises to woo all sections of the society which, many feel, may spell trouble for the BJP in the ensuing assembly election.Congress had got a shot in the arm after its promise of cheap houses to the women of Gujarat under the scheme ‘Ghar nu Ghar’ became a hit with people in the state. As a matter of fact, the impact of the poll promise led the Gujarat government to resurrect the moribund Gujarat Housing Board after more than 14 years.As a matter of fact, the state government has also recently rolled out healthcare and medical insurance schemes for people below poverty line.advertisement
Ruiz (39-4) then proceeded to pummel Guevara (27-4), immediately flooring the new opponent seconds into the first round.The first round knockdown, though, was the only highlight of the fight as Guevara managed to stick around and maintaining distance until the end of the fight.Robert Hoyle awarded Ruiz with the 100-89 card while Adalaide Byrd and Glenn Trowbridge scored it 99-90.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ruiz pitching a shut-out in Round 9 of tonight’s opening bout 👊 pic.twitter.com/cZruyCpcpm— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) January 20, 2019MANILA, Philippines—Hugo Ruiz scored a unanimous decision win over Alberto Guevara, who replaced Filipino Jhack Tepora, in the featherweight contest during the main event of Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner title fight Sunday (Manila time) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe original bout was supposed to be between Ruiz and Tepora for the interim WBA World featherweight title but the Filipino bet stepped on the scales 5.5 pounds above the 126-lb division limit.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Tepora was dutifully stripped of the belt and Alberto Guevara was called in to fight Ruiz in the non-title fight. Heavyweight great Lennox Lewis: ‘Heart says Pacquiao, mind says Broner’ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next