Reggae Warriors crash out of contention after tie

first_imgThe Reggae Warriors conceded 18 points in the last 17 minutes and were eliminated from contention for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup as their do-or-die match against Canada ended in a thrilling tie on Tuesday.The Warriors, who lost 20-14 against the United States last week Friday, looked certain winners against the Canadians, a team they had never beaten.The Warriors were all over the Canadians early on and Wayne Rettie’s try in the 53rd minute seemed to put them back into contention for World Cup qualification. The Canadians had other ideas, as full back Robin Legault crossed for two tries in three minutes in an astonishing climax.Canada could have capped an amazing comeback for the win had Canadian scrum half and co-captain, Steve Piatek, who had scored the equalising conversion from the touchline to Legault’s second try, not missed with a final second drop goal attempt.NO SHAME IN LOSSWarriors head coach Romeo Monteith was devastated.”I’m proud of the performance from the team. There’s no shame in losing to the world No. 10 by six points, and drawing with the world No. 12 in these qualifiers. We tried our best and I wish we could have held on at the end, but it wasn’t to be, and we have to move on,” he said. “Canada had more urgency towards the end. They had one particularly dangerous play, turning the ball inside from the play … to the full back that kept opening up our middle. We needed more discipline there; we were calling for the team to be tighter around that area, but we weren’t.”Lamont Bryan opened the scoring in the 21st minute, barrelling over from close in, Joel Farrell converting and, five minutes later, the Jamaican lead was doubled, crisp passing seeing Corey Hanson and Richie Barnett combining to send in winger Alex Brown for a lovely score, Farrell wide with the conversion.Canada will play the USA on Saturday, with a World Cup berth awaiting the winners.last_img read more

Lofa, Bassa, Nimba, Margibi Share Points in Quarter Finals

first_imgDay two of the National County Meet’s quarter-finals was just a replica of day one with the two matches that many anticipated to be the toughest, ending in goalless draws.In the first match, Lofa County and defending champions Grand Bassa County failed to hit the back of each other’s net with Lofa County missing the best opportunity for goal in the first half.Both Lofa and Grand Bassa counties were reduced to ten men after red cards were given to either side in the 75th and 81st minutes respectively.In game two, an entertaining match between the Mountainous Boys of Nimba County and Margibi County also ended in a goalless draw. Former Montserrado player and highest goal scorer in the last edition of the County Meet David Tuazama pressurized his opponents’ defense and created many chances that were missed by striker Mark Yallah.Margibi County would have secured all three points, but goalkeeper Prince Mawolo of Nimba County saved his team in the early minutes of the second half after he brilliantly saved two one-on-one shots from Jonathan Tokpah, who was introduced in the second half.Nimba later took control of the match after skillful Musa Jabathel was introduced. Jabathel continued his skillful display against Margibi that led to Nimba getting a goal, but was disallowed for an offside.Many supporters of the various counties have meanwhile expressed frustration over the results of the soccer matches that continued to end in draws, attributing them to lack of goal scoring ability of the players.In kickball, Nimba County defeated Gbapolu 7-1 points.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Skeletal remains of human found in Marudi backdam

first_imgThe skeletal remains of a human being were discovered in a shallow grave at Marudi mining area in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) on Sunday.Based on reports received, the remains were stumbled upon by a group of miners who were excavating the area.Upon the discovery, the Police were summoned to the area. The remains are expected to be transported out of the area as Police continue their investigations.last_img

Women’s Basketball Celebrates 2015-16 Season

first_imgWEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team, coaches, student-athlete’s families, staff and several hundred supporters celebrated an outstanding 2015-16 season at the program’s annual end of the season banquet held at the Sheraton of West Des Moines on Sunday afternoon. The banquet program also featured remarks from Baranczyk, director of athletics Sandy Hatfield Clubb, emcee and voice of Drake women’s basketball and Ric Silvestrini. Print Friendly Version Senior Emma Donahue (Naperville, Ill.) was honored for her Drake career and shared remarks with the large crowd. Sophomore Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) and freshman Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) were presented the Wanda Ford Most Outstanding Rebounder award by their coaches and teammates. Junior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) was given the BeBlue Team award as voted by her teammates. This award recognizes the player who best lives out the Bulldog Way both on-and-off the court. Ingle was also the recipient of a first-year award, the Nancy Stefani Assists award, named in honor of longtime Drake women’s basketball supporter and former scorekeeper, Nancy Stefani.center_img Drake finished the season with a 23-10 record and advanced to the second round of the WNIT. The Bulldogs, led by fourth-year head coach Jennie Baranczyk, recorded back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time since the early 2000s. For the second-straight season, junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) was presented with the Lorri Bauman Most Outstanding Player award. Wendell was also recognized by the Drake coaches with the the Carole Baumgarten Coaches award, which is presented to a coachable player who demonstrates leadership qualities and significant growth throughout the season.           Several awards were given out as Donahue took home a pair of awards, including the Charles E. Leonard award and Jan Jensen Academic and Service Excellence award. The Charles E. Leonard award is given to a player who embodies a positive, enthusiastic attitude towards basketball and life. Leonard is the late father of former Drake women’s basketball player and current radio announcer Laura Leonard.last_img read more

Omaha Defeats Men’s Soccer, 3-0

first_img OMAHA, Neb. – The Omaha Mavericks defeated the Drake University men’s soccer team, 3-0, Friday night in a regional non-conference match. PDF Box Score Watch Live Live Stats at Milwaukee 9/6/2016 – 7 PM Next Game: Drake is on the road again Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Milwaukee with first kick at 7 p.m.  Print Friendly Version Drake (1-2) allowed a goal by Omaha (2-1) just 1:56 into the match as Seth Rinderknecht scored off a corner kick from Fazlo Alihodzic. The Bulldogs failed to record a shot in the first half as the Mavericks finished with just two.center_img Full Schedule Roster Story Links HTML Box Score In the second half, Drake produced several scoring opportunities with seven shots, including two from sophomore Nic Jaimes (Olathe, Kan.). However, Omaha put the match away with a goal from Alihodzic at the 67:59 mark and added one more late goal from Emmanuel Hamzat with just 18 seconds left in the match. “A disappointing result tonight,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “Conceding a goal in the first few minutes started us off on the wrong foot and from there on we chased the game. From box to box we were the better of the two teams and there several positives in the game. We had to reshuffle our back line and midfield due a few regular starters missing due to injury and it took some time for their replacements to settle in. That being said, in the key moments we lacked the grit needed to win our individual battles and ultimately that is what decides the game in the penalty box. We own the result tonight and will spend some time analyzing to learn from it in preparation for the game against UWM.” Previewlast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Defeats Truman State, 90-50, in Final Exhibition

first_img Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines The Valley on ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Photo Gallery Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Drake opens the 2017-18 regular season against Milwaukee on Nov. 10 at the Knapp Center in the first round of the preseason WNIT. Tipoff against the Panthers is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball defeated Truman State, 90-50, on Sunday afternoon in front of 2,059 fans at the Knapp Center. Drake raced to a 23-0 lead and never looked back as the Bulldogs led by as many as 44 points in the team’s final exhibition contest. Truman State didn’t score its first points until 2:16 remained in the first quarter.center_img As a team, Drake shot 54.4 percent from the floor (31-of-57). The Drake Bulldogs dominated the paint with a 42-16 advantage, forced 20 turnovers that led to 42 points and their bench had 40 points. Milwaukee 11/10/2017 – 7 PM Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) led the Drake Bulldogs with 15 points and just missed a double-double with nine rebounds. Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) and Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) each scored 14 points. Bachrodt added five steals, four rebounds, two assists and made 6-of-6 from the free throw line while Dean pulled down six rebounds and handed out five assists. Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) had nine points as all 11 Drake Bulldogs scored at least one point. Story Links  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Ethiopian Missing Link: Location, Location, Location

first_imgThe Associated Press reported that a new fossil discovery proves the link between two ancestral species of man, and shows the change happening right before our eyes:Fossils have long provided snapshots of the human family tree, but a new find in Africa gives scientists a kind of mini home movie showing man’s primal development.    Because the 4.2-million-year-old fossil is from the same human ancestral hot spot in Ethiopia as remains from seven other human-like species, scientists can now fill in the gaps for the most complete evolutionary chain so far.    “We just found the chain of evolution, the continuity through time,” said Ethiopian anthropologist Berhane Asfaw, co-author of the study being reported Thursday in the journal Nature.  “One form evolved to another.  This is evidence of evolution in one place through time.”  (Emphasis added in all quotes.)So what did they actually find?  Not a missing link or an intermediate form, but just another Australopithecus anamensis fossil, but in a location intermediate in the rock layers between Australopithecus and its supposed ancestor Ardipithecus:The species, Australopithecus anamensis is not new, but its location is what helps explain the giant leap from one early phase of human-like development to the next, scientists say. All eight species were found in a region called the Middle Awash.    “It’s like 12 frames of a home movie, but a home movie covering 6 million years,” said study lead author Tim White, co-director of Human Evolution Research Center at University of California at Berkeley.  Fossils in the region cover three major phases of human development.    “The key here is the sequences,” White said.  “It’s about a mile thickness of rocks in the Middle Awash and in it we can see all three phases of human evolution.“    Modern man belongs to the genus Homo, which is a subgroup in the family of hominids.  What evolved into Homo was likely the genus Australopithecus (once called “man-ape”), which includes the famed 3.2 million-year-old “Lucy” fossil found three decades ago.    A key candidate for the genus that evolved into Australopithecus is called Ardipithecus.  And Thursday’s finding is important in bridging – but not completely – the gap between Australopithecus and Ardipithecus.    In 1994, a 4.4 million-year-old partial skeleton of the species Ardipithecus ramidus – the most recent Ardipithecus species – was found about six miles from the latest discovery.    “This appears to be the link between Australopithecus and Ardipithecus as two different species,” White said.  The major noticeable difference between the phases of man can be seen in Australopithecus’ bigger chewing teeth to eat harder food, he said.Finally we get to the fine print and disclaimers.  It turns out they aren’t so sure as the headline would like you to believe:While it’s looking more likely, it is not a sure thing that Ardipithecus evolved into Australopithecus, he said.  The finding does not completely rule out Ardipithecus dying off as a genus and Australopithecus developing independently.    The connections between Ardipithecus and Australopithecus have been theorized since an anamensis fossil was first found in Kenya 11 years ago.  This draws the lines better, said Alan Walker of Penn State University, who found the first anamensis and is not part of White’s team.    Rick Potts, director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Human Origins Program, agreed: “For those people who are tied up in doing the whole human family tree, being able to connect the branches is a very important thing to do.”This story was widely circulated in newspapers.In yet another example of circular reasoning, White and team have assumed evolution, fit the data to the evolutionary just so story, and paraded the result as “proof” that evolution happened.  Evolutionists are so desperate to deal with the lack of intermediate fossils that now the location of a fossil qualifies it as somehow being intermediate.  Arranging fossils in some increasing order of complexity to prove evolution has been around for a long time, for example, the horse evolution series, but it doesn’t prove that evolution happened any more than arranging old cars in a junkyard in order of complexity proves they evolved.    For an analysis of the human fossil data from a different worldview, read Marvin Lubenow’s classic book, Bones of Contention,  available from AIG.  Also, AIG has an excellent video critically analyzing the Lucy fossil, “Lucy, She’s No Lady,” by Dr. David Menton.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Facebook’s Zuckerberg: “We’re Not Going To Build A Phone”

first_imgRelated Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Facebook is a mobile company, but stop asking Mark Zuckerberg about the phone thing already.On its fourth-quarter earnings call on Wednesday, the Facebook CEO and founder may have said the word “mobile” 1.59 billion times, but that legendary Facebook phone is just a fairy tale. “People keep on asking if we’re going to build a phone,” said Zuckerberg. “We’re not going to build a phone.”Mobile Is Just Starting To Make MoneyAnd why would it ever need to? Between Instagram and its own apps, Facebook already owns over 25% of the time that users in the U.S. spend on mobile devices. It overtook Google Maps last October as the most popular smartphone app in the U.S. According to Facebook’s Q4 earnings numbers, mobile ads on those apps are starting to pay off. Facebook Is Already On Your PhoneFacebook is already a massive mobile platform – it doesn’t need its own device or operating system to drive its mobile revenue efforts. Its ultra-sticky mobile apps are already in your hands on just about every mobile device possible, Trojan horse style. Besides, adding hardware to the mix would be beyond messy. For a cautionary tale, just look at Google’s Nexus 4 woes – and that’s coming from a company with a much deeper understanding of mobile than Facebook. Finally, Facebook says it’s plenty happy with its ongoing relationships with Android and iOS. Zuckerberg noted that the mobile team has enjoyed the deep integration that’s possible in Android’s far more open ecosystem, but that he’s been very pleased with the direct rapport between his company and Apple too. As of iOS 6, Facebook has achieved extremely deep iOS integration – for an Apple outsider, anyhow.Why would Facebook build a phone when it’s already infiltrated the lion’s share of mobile devices?It wouldn’t – so stop asking. The HTC Status is as close as we’re ever gonna get to a Facebook phone… and we all know how that went.  taylor hatmakercenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Android#Facebook#iOS 6#smartphones#social The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

DCHL in legal wrangles, even as new owner of Deccan Chargers will be finalised on Sep 13

first_imgEven as the new owner of IPL cricket franchise Deccan Chargers is all set to be decided by Thursday evening, its present owner — Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited (DCHL) continues to face legal wrangles in selling the cricket team.A civil court in Secunderabad court on Wednesday accepted an urgent petition of Timothy Wright, former Chief Executive of Deccan Chargers, who sought direction to the DCHL and the Board for Cricket Control in India (BCCI) to protect the money due to him while finalising the bidder for the IPL franchise. The petition has been posted for hearing on Thursday.The Secunderabad court took up the case following a direction from the High Court in the morning for expediting the execution petition filed by Wright on August 24. The former CEO of Deccan Chargers wanted that the DCHL execute a decree passed by the London court against DCHL on July 16, 2012 for payment of 10.55 million to him for breach of contract. Along with the interest of 8 per cent per annum till repayment, the DCHL is supposed to pay Rs 98 crore to Wright.”However, the Secunderabad court posted the matter to October 3 on the ground that it has to serve notices to the DCHL for filing a counter. Though Wright had filed another petition on August 31, stating that the London court order be executed urgently since the DCHL management was planning to sell off the Deccan Chargers, it was dismissed. So, our client had no option but to move the High Court seeking protection of our money,” Wright’s counsel S Niranjan Reddy told Mail Today.advertisementJustice G.V Seethapathi, who heard the petition, advised Wright to go back to the Secunderabad court since the High Court would not hear a petition which was already pending in the lower court. He, however, directed the lower court to expedite the matter in view of the urgency. “Accordingly, we have gone back to the Secunderabad court, which will hear the matter on Thursday,” Reddy said. He pointed out that Wright did not want the auction of Deccan Chargers be stalled, but only wanted the money due to him be protected before finalising the bidder. “Even if the bidder is finalised on Thursday, it would take a couple of days for the BCCI to officially announce the new owner of the Charger and the sale proceeds are realised. Our client wants that the lenders of the DCHL be paid money only after clearing his dues,” Wright’s counsel said.The Bombay High Court also gave a similar direction on Tuesday, directing that the auction for Deccan Chargers be conducted under the supervision of a court officer and the sale proceeds be deposited in ICICI Bank, after paying 5 per cent to the BCCI. The court gave the order on an urgent petition filed by Tata Capital Financial Services, the company to which the DCHL owes Rs 101 crore. The Tatas sought a direction from the court that the auction should not to be held without the DCHL clearing their dues. The court ordered that the sale proceeds once deposited in the bank cannot be disbursed or appropriated by the company without its prior permission.According to sources, at least four industrial groups – Videocon, RPG, Jaypee and Peepul Capital had purchased the bid documents in Mumbai. They would be filing their bids at Chennai by 12 noon on Thursday. And the winning bidder would be announced by evening.last_img read more

Ateneo shows character in quick win over UP

first_imgView comments 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Ateneo wasn’t leaving its game against University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament to chance.The Lady Eagles already had a comfortable 2-0 set lead when they entered a turbulent third set against the persistent Lady Maroons, but Ateneo had no plans of playing a fourth set.ADVERTISEMENT HS stars Kai Sotto, Joel Cagulangan build respective teams via draft for NBTC All-Star Game Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:06Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH02:42PH 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ “We wanted to finish it,” said Tolentino, who had 12 points against the Fighting Maroons. “We saw a lot of fight in UP and it’s good to see that our team didn’t back down and didn’t let up and continued fighting. It’s just a show of character that we could finish that last set.”Madayag, who finished with a team-high 14 points, said that they had to “win convincingly” against the Lady Maroons and part of that was to end the match as quickly as possible.“Coach O (Oliver Almadro) tells us to win convincingly so this game we showed how convincingly we can win,” said Madayag. “Like what people say that you have to be better than your best.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Going tit-for-tat, Ateneo eventually closed out UP in straight sets, 25-21, 25-15, 28-26.“We didn’t consider that there would be a fourth set,” said Madayag Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesUP held the lead 26-25 in the third, but Ateneo fought back first with Madayag’s block on Maristela Layug before Deanna Wong followed it up with a drop to secure the Lady Eagles’ league-leading 4-1 record.“We really wanted to win, it was a long week for us to prepare and we had composure even though UP came back in the third set.” said Wong. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedlast_img read more