Guiao ‘not really worried’ after 15-point loss in Game 2

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNLEX coach Yeng Guiao isn’t losing sleep even after the Road Warriors suffered a blowout loss to Magnolia in Game 2 of their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series on Monday.“I just feel that even if we lost, I don’t feel that badly about it,” Guiao said after the Hotshots cruised to a 99-84 win.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours This also bodes well to his personal prediction of the series going the distance, as Guiao believes that the longer the series goes, the better it gets for NLEX.“We expect this to be a long series,” he said. “I know that the absence of Ping is going to put a lot of pressure or prolong the minutes of Ian (Sangalang) and their other bigs, so if we can play more games, maybe that can have an effect towards the end of the series. The same thing with Paul (Lee), we’ll just keep putting on the pressure and see if that will have an effect in the series.”“I hope we can keep prolonging it because I feel that the longer the series goes, the bigger our advantage should be.”Game 3 is on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NLEX was evidently a step slower on defense in the game that allowed Magnolia to shoot 50 percent from the field.Not to mention the Hotshots played inspired basketball as they rallied behind injured Marc Pingris (ACL) to equalize the series.But rather than mope on the defeat, Guiao looked at the game at glass half full.“It’s also some kind of pressure release, and we can probably play a little bit more loosely in our next game,” he said. “I’m not really worried. I know we can play better, I know we can be sharper, and it’s just a best-of-5 series right now. That’s our attitude.”ADVERTISEMENT Ravena vows to be ‘more ready’ in Game 3 READ: Lee catches fire as Magnolia torches NLEX to even series“I guess winning seven out of our last eight before this game takes a toll on you. It’s human nature that you’ll probably going to be relaxed a little bit. We’re not as sharp as we needed to be,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img .@ArangkadaNLEX coach Yeng Guiao isn’t too worried despite his team’s Game 2 defeat. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/4YSDialXPT— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 12, 2018 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Several injured after minibus plunges into trench

first_imgOne day after two people lost their lives in a tragic minibus accident on the East Coast of Demerara, several others, including a pregnant woman, have been injured in a similar accident – this time in Georgetown, after a minibus that was reportedly speeding veered out of control and ended up in a trench.The minibus being pulled out of the trench at Vlissengen and Shell Roads after the injured persons were taken to the hospitalGuyana Times understands that the driver of the Route 44 minibus, which bears registration number BLL 1949, was heading to the Georgetown minibus park about 11:00h but while in the vicinity of Vlissengen and Shell Roads, the driver lost control.This publication was told that the minibus driver, Ashton Faithful, 33, of Ogle, East Coast Demerara ECD, attempted to overtake a car, but ended up hitting the car on its right side and spun out control, landing in the trench.Four passengers, including a pregnant woman, were injured in the process and were taken to private medical institutions, while Faithful was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he is nursing injuries to his neck.Police have since launched an investigation.On Sunday, two vendors died tragically after the bus in which they were travelling crashed and toppled several times before coming to a halt at the Success Public Road, ECD.Fifty-eight-year-old Denise Cully, of Lot 89 Vigilance, ECD, died on the spot while Patricia Ellis, 59, of Lot 30 Haslington, ECD, died while receiving medical treatment.Based on information received, the accident occurred about 07:30h and involved a minibus bearing registration number BTT 4910, driven by a 47-year-old resident of Golden Grove, ECD.A Police report disclosed that the minibus was proceeding west along the southern drive lane of the southern carriageway of the said road, reportedly at a fast rate of speed.It is alleged by the driver that a blue motor car overtook him from the left side and hit his left rear wheel causing him to lose control and hit the median.This resulted in Cully being tossed out of the bus and ending up on the northern carriageway.The minibus then turned onto its left side, crushing the now dead woman. It then skidded some distance before coming to a halt.The vehicle was eventually turned back onto its wheels and the decapitated body of Cully was removed.last_img read more

Tottenham’s defence would feel much safer with any of these midfielders

first_img Sven Bender: Experienced midfielder to lead Spurs’ young team? Click the arrow above, right, to see more defensive midfielders for Tottenham – Bender is a man who has been linked with Tottenham for a while. The Dortmund and Germany midfielder has great vision and his natural defensive style means he is in his element protecting the back four. However, injuries have been a problem for the 26-year-old. 5 Victor Wanyama: Midfield steel to protect the defence? Click the arrow above, right, to see more defensive midfielders for Tottenham – Do Tottenham need a defensive midfielder to protect the back line and help to stop shipping goals? Spurs centre-back Toby Alderweireld explained his Southampton defence was solid last season because the likes of Victor Wanyama and Morgan Schneiderlin pressed the opposition constantly and made sure attackers did not have the time to put the ball in area. He also pointed out that Spurs, against Stoke, did this until the Potters scored, but then slacked off and ultimately allowed a two-goal lead to slip. Alderweireld didn’t criticise the Spurs midfielders, but talkSPORT is looking at more experienced players who can perhaps maintain that work-rate for 90 minutes. Wanyama should certainly be considered. 5 Adrien Rabiot: PSG’s tough midfielder to look for first team action in the Premier League? – The PSG midfielder has been strongly linked with a transfer to Tottenham for a couple of seasons and was rumoured to be on the brink of joining on loan in January. The 20-year-old struggles to get first team action in Paris and his agent, who is also his mum, claimed she has asked for a transfer. “If he can’t play at PSG, his choice would be to go to the Premier League,” Veronique Rabiot said. Asier Illarramendi: Long shot, but would certainly be a welcome addition at White Hart Lane – With the arrival of Mateo Kovacic at Real Madrid, competition for places in the middle of the park at the Bernabeu is fierce. Illarramendi, often compared to his idol Xabi Alonso, has been tipped to leave and has been linked with a move to Liverpool. He has a reputation as a tough midfielder and a strong tackler, while his profile on the Real Madrid website claims his vision is fantastic and his passing pinpoint. Toby Alderweireld was asked after Tottenham’s draw with Stoke – where they surrendered a two-goal lead – what made his Southampton defence so solid last season.The Saints conceded just 33 goals, with the Belgian at its heart, and the Tottenham stopper explained Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama played a massive part, though this was no criticism of Spurs’ current midfield.But it did leave a few fans talking about needing a defensive midfielder, so here, talkSPORT looks at five players likely to improve that area of the pitch.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the candidates. Maxime Gonalons: Midfielder to follow Njie and Lloris to London? – The 26-year-old Gonalons has been with Lyon since 2009 and over the years has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Napoli. He has yet to leave and signed a contract extension in 2014, keeping him at the French club until 2018, but maybe Hugo Lloris can have a word with his former team-mate. 5 5 5last_img read more

What’s really up with state of the union?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card He’ll Be Here All Week – Calling for a new civil tone in Washington, the president said, “… we must act in a spirit of good will and respect for one another.” After both sides of the aisle collapsed in laughter, Karl Rove announced that the president will spend the next two weeks bringing his message across the country to every improvisation and comedy store. Human Animal Hybrid – The president didn’t give any specifics but the word is that it will be built from Ed Begley’s chromosomes and get about 75 miles to the gallon. No Disagreement Here – Reaction to the president’s State of the Union speech was no surprise. Republicans thought it was the greatest speech ever given. Democrats thought it would cause cancer. IN OTHER NEWS Another Presidential Vacation – With the announcement that ABC’s “Commander-In-Chief” will go on a six-week vacation, anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan announced that she will camp outside ABC studios until Geena Davis comes out to speak with her. STATE OF THE UNION NOTES What He Say?– In delivering the Democrats’ State of the Union response in Spanish, Mayor Villaraigosa insisted that he be able to translate without being held to presenting an exact translation. Democrat leaders were distraught to discover that in his rebuttal the mayor had offered some actual ideas. “Now what’ll we do?” asked DNC leader Howard Dean. “We told the mayor he could translate, not make us go to work.” Oil Sobriety – The president is serious about the country’s addiction to oil. Right after his speech he immediately sent Dick Cheney into rehab. A bill approved by the state Senate on Monday bars state employees from making videos intended to look like objective news reports. The Governor’s Office disagreed with the new legislation. “One look at any of our videos would make it clear that the governor never intended them to be objective,” said an anonymous staffer who asked to be named. “If he wanted to make something be impartial, why would he have become a politician? Founding Fathers Out of Step – Following his view that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), enacted in the ’70s, is obsolete for today’s needs, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced that there are other statutes that will be needed to be brought up to date or completely ignored. “The Constitution was written over 200 years ago,” said Gonzales. “It’s a different world today. Let’s face it, the British are no longer the threat they once were. “Gloria Gaynor Beware – Western Japan has imposed a ban on youths under 16 going alone to any establishment with a karaoke machine after 7 p.m. In another ruling, murdering anyone, any time, any place, who sings “I Will Survive” will be regarded as justifiable homicide. Oil Profits Hysterically Large – Exxon Oil reported $10 billion in last-quarter profits, surprising the admittedly nongouging corporation. “It’s not the huge profits that’s so hard to believe,” said Exxon spokesperson Rich Aziwannabe, “it’s the fact that we’re allowed to get away with it that keeps breaking us up.” Big Bird Reform – In an attempt to clean up corruption in Washington, Republicans are urging lobbyists to change the name of K Street to Sesame Street. “If we can’t get rid of the stench of corruption,” said Rep. Rick Santorum, R-Pa. “at least we can make it more kid-friendly.” Still Doesn’t Know Jack – White House officials now admit to at least 35,000 pictures that the president took with Jack Abramoff. “If I had a dollar for every lobbyist I took 35,000 pictures with, I’d be a wealthy man,” said the president, “which I understand I am … which I guess proves it.” Dual Usage Tunnel – Border Guard officials believe the tunnel that stretched from Mexico to the U.S. was not only used for drugs but also for smuggling illegal aliens. “We haven’t finished going through every passage yet,” said a border guard spokesman, “but it seems that they all end up at a different Home Depot parking lot entrance.” It Just Ain’t Fair – In a act of defiance, Saddam Hussein stormed out of the courtroom after being told that while he could act as his own lawyer, he couldn’t act as his own judge and jury. “This isn’t any court I’m familiar with,” said the former butcher. “What are they going to say next … that rape, torture and murder are somehow wrong?” Bad Fox News Day – In a strange twist from past forecasting, groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and said there’ll be six more weeks of Bill O’Reilly. Sports Bulletin! For those looking forward to watching the Super Bowl later today, the NFL has announced the game would not be shown to make room for the commercials which, for the most part, is why most people are watching anyway. Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

LETTERKENNY ROVERS FC NOTES: SENIORS DENIED IN EPIC FAI CUP REPLAY AT LECKVIEW

first_imgRovers goalkeeper Rory Kelly had a super game. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Letterkenny Rovers FC News: Pride is the feeling within the club this week as our seniors put in two super displays against Athlone Town in the FAI Senior Cup 2nd round but unfortunately lost out 1-0 to a late extra time winner in Tuesday evenings replay after a 0-0 draw in the Midlands on Saturday last.It finishes a phenomenal run of 12 games in national competitions which has really captured the imagination of everyone associated with the club and the wider public and we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all those who have joined us on the journey over the last number of months and who have contributed in a number of different ways.to support the boys in what has been a fantastic time for us all. We still have a cup final to look forward to against Cockhill Celtic which has been confirmed for this Sunday at Dry Arch Park with a 6pm kickoff..Other on-field action is minimal this week as our u14s were due in action on Wednesday against Bonagee Utd in the u14s Champions League semi final 2nd leg.Please note our annual schoolboy’s presentation night will take place in the Station House Hotel on Sunday, 5th June at 6pm.This is always a big night in the underage and schoolboys season and we would encourage everyone to make a special effort to attend.The Donegal Youth League presentation night takes place in the Mount Errigal Hotel this Sunday at 7pm and we would also encourage our  u18 Youth players to attend.Mini Lotto numbers this week are 11-14-20 and 23.3 with 3 correct win €25.Lucky winners being Jim Callaghan, John Dillon and Adam Moore.Next weeks jackpot is €3700.Bingo continues every Thursday night in the Station House Hotel at 830pm sharp.Snowball is €1425 euro on 45 numbers or less.LETTERKENNY ROVERS FC NOTES: SENIORS DENIED IN EPIC FAI CUP REPLAY AT LECKVIEW was last modified: May 26th, 2016 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:Letterkenny Rovers FCsoccerSportlast_img read more

NCAA opens investigation of UNLV case

first_img UNLV coach Mike Sanford denied any improper contact took place but USC has pursued the matter since the summer and even examined phone records for signs of communication between the players and Rebels coaches. USC coach Pete Carroll denied permission for Hinds and Wright to transfer to UNLV but a university hearing overturned that decision last summer. Both players are currently redshirting for the Rebels. LOS ANGELES — The NCAA has opened an investigation into the transfer of former USC players Rocky Hinds and Eric Wright to UNLV, according to sources. USC has alleged improper contact took place before Hinds and Wright officially transferred and the NCAA has interviewed people familiar with the case. Under NCAA rules, an athlete may not speak to other schools until obtaining a release. Carroll is encouraged by the return of Barrett and defensive end Jeff Schweiger, who could see his first playing time of the season after being out with a broken foot. “You can feel the energy of all the new guys,’ Carroll said. Safety Josh Pinkard moved to weak-side linebacker, so he could perform the role previously filled by Kevin Ellison (fractured knee) when USC played its “big nickel’ defense. With Pinkard moving to linebacker, Ryan Ting has played safety in nickel situations. Carroll said if freshman linebacker Brian Cushing (dislocated shoulder) doesn’t return within two weeks, he will probably redshirt. Linebacker Dallas Sartz is expected back next week, but if for some reason his return were delayed, Carroll said there’s a chance he could also redshirt. But Sartz will start as soon as he is cleared to play, Carroll said. Carroll scoffed at suggestions that he used loudspeakers in Wednesday’s practice as preparation for next week’s Notre Dame game. “I did it because we were moving whenever Arizona State flinched at the line,’ he said. “There’s noise at the Coliseum too. Why would I do it today for the Notre Dame game? That had nothing to do with it.’ Even after Matt Leinart suffered a concussion and ran an incorrect play, USC didn’t consider removing him from the Arizona State game. “I don’t know if he was fine, but we weren’t going to take him out,’ offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin said. “He’s not the Heisman Trophy leader for nothing.’ Scott Wolf can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Wright was suspended for three years by USC in August after police discovered 136 ecstasy pills in his apartment last spring. Tight end Dale Thompson broke his right hand in the Arizona State game and is wearing a cast. Thompson said he would be able to play. Linebacker Oscar Lua, who dislocated his finger, did not practice but will probably return today. Lua said he was more bothered by a cut in his hand when the bone broke through his skin. “I was bleeding pretty good,’ Lua said. “They’re going to tape my fingers together for the game.’ Defensive tackle LaJuan Ramsey (sprained ankle) remains questionable so defensive end Chris Barrett has moved to nose guard. Freshman Will Harris, easing back into action, keeps re-injuring his sprained ankle. last_img read more

DONEGAL SCHOOL BOOKS IN FOR THE ‘CHROME’ TREATMENT!

first_imgPrincipal Fiona Temple helps road-test the new Toshiba Chromebooks.A Donegal secondary school is to undertake a unique project in the new school year.Mulroy College in Milford is to take part in the Chromebook 2 rollout plan.The plan will see transition year students use the last technology to interact with wi-fi in the school. After the implementation of enterprise Wi-Fi into the school, Ciaran Cunningham, Head of IT for Donegal E.T.B., investigated a number of mobile device solutions to best complement the newly installed Wi-Fi infrastructure.Ciaran said “We considered options including functionality, usability in the classroom, value for money, mobile device management etc. As we manage Google Apps for Education for both staff and students, applications such as Classroom, Drive and Gmail were all a priority in any decision we made.”Once their choices had been narrowed down to Chromebook products, Ciaran was introduced to Paul McEvoy at Baker Security & Networks, who highlighted Toshiba’s Chromebook 2 as the most well-suited solution for school.Fiona Temple, Principal of Mulroy College said “We wanted to fully integrate IT into their curriculum, rather than just teaching IT as a subject, and we wanted to explore the possibility of teaching and learning through Chromebooks as we felt they were more adaptable to the needs of both teachers and learners.” Damien Farrell, Toshiba Reseller Channel Manger for Ireland said “Through Toshiba’s Partner Programme, Baker Networks were able to involve the manufacturer at a very early stage. Throughout the process, our aim was to demonstrate a high level of service, product quality and flexibility in approaching this project and we strived to provide peace of mind for both Mulroy College and Donegal E.T.B. It is our hope that this is the first of many projects where Toshiba can provide its expertise as a trusted advisor to both partner and end user.”Principal Ms Temple added “The incoming Transition Year students are extremely excited to start the new academic year with their new Chromebooks, and we can’t wait to see how it will help in delivering the curriculum to our students in the years to come.“We really appreciated all the work Ciaran in the E.T.B. and Paul McEvoy in B.S.N. have done for us.”Mulroy College had put together a small team of teachers to oversee the project and proposed to introduce the new Chromebooks to their Transition Year students commencing in September 2015.DONEGAL SCHOOL BOOKS IN FOR THE ‘CHROME’ TREATMENT! was last modified: August 15th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Imperious Murphy shows the way as Donegal defeat Roscommon

first_imgMichael Murphy gave one of his best ever displays for Donegal – one that yielded a remarkable nine points – as Donegal navigated a tricky hurdle in Roscommon.Roscommon 0-13 Donegal 0-20By Chris McNulty at Dr Hyde Park.  Murphy was unplayable and the almost-effortless way he went about dismantling Roscommon was something to behold. Five of the Glenswilly man’s scores were from play on an evening when Roscommon had no answer to the Donegal captain, who alternated between full-forward and midfield sentries. It was an-times testing contest for Donegal, but Murphy’s haul helped Donegal to a seven-point win.Whether or not the margin will be enough remains to be seen and all eyes will turn to Omagh and the hotly-awaited meeting of Tyrone and Dublin. Donegal will feel they could have had a bigger win.Donegal led by seven when the inside of Colm Lavin’s post denied them a goal. Ryan McHugh flicked on a long punt towards Odhrán Mac Niallais. The ending seemed inevitable, but the frame shook as Mac Niallais came within inches of a goal.Roscommon just wouldn’t go away and when Ciaráin Murtagh clipped over a free eight minutes from the end, the home support found its voice again.Roscommon posted five points in the final 11 minutes, but Mac Naillais, Leo McLoone and Martin O’Reilly tacked on late scores for Donegal to make sure they didn’t have a sweat as the game clock turned red.Donegal had named Neil McGee and Niall O’Donnell in the team submitted for the match programme, but Bonner kept faith with the same side that began last weekend’s five-point defeat to Dublin. The game had only just entered the 19th minute when McGee was summonsed, to replace Eoghan Ban Gallagher, who left the field rather gingerly, nursing what appeared to be an arm injury. The sight of the Killybegs man in a sling will certainly be a worry with Tyrone due in Ballybofey in a fortnight’s time.Donegal had only just drawn level at that stage, with Mac Niallais languidly clipping over an equalising score to steady the wobbly Donegal ship that was straying dangerously close to rocky ground in the opening quarter.Roscommon, as if affronted by a stinging 18-point battering by Tyrone in Croke Park’s seven days earlier, began with purpose in front of a boisterous crowd.Ciaráin Murtagh put them in front and there was a pang of regret when Diarmuid Murtagh sliced over in the fifth minute.  Murtagh got in behind the Donegal rearguard and, with just goalkeeper Shaun Patton to beat, his shot rose agonisingly over the crossbar. Murtagh’s head sank to his hands. He knew the price of such lucrative diamonds.Roscommon dug for gold again and it took a deep-lying Ryan McHugh to mop up from a raking delivery by Fintan Cregg.Every inch felt like a mile and when Patton cannoned away from Brian Stack, a significant moment felt even more monumental when Donegal quickly transferred down the other end for Murphy to thump over.It was Donegal’s fifth-in-a-row and they had a three-point buffer to hold onto. Murphy swatted Stack aside as if he were a flea on his arm and the Donegal captain made it a five-point game – an advantage that remained at the interval when they led 0-10 to 0-5.The early blows were a chaotic mix and a brilliant save from Colm Lavin prevented Jamie Brennan from goaling at the other end. A ball broke invitingly and Brennan scampered onto it but Lavin brilliantly turned his effort out for a ’45, nailed by Murphy. A Murtagh free in the 12th minute had Roscommon 0-4 to 0-2 in front, but by the time their next score arrived, 23 minutes later via Cathal Compton’s long-ranger, Donegal had charge of the evening. Stack got on the end of a move involving Ciarán Lennon, a half-time substitute, and Enda Smith, to tuck over with a goal on again for Roscommon, just 20 seconds after the re-start, but Donegal survived and when Murphy landed a 49th minute free, for his seventh of the day, the margin was out to six.Mac Niallais landed two majestic efforts for Donegal during those moments when Roscommon sought a means of burrowing a way back into the game.Stack had another go with a stinging 56th minute effort, but Patton again repelled the arrow, leaping out to his left to claw away. McHugh had Donegal ahead by double scores, 0-16 to 0-8, and the thought was that they’d kick on for a big win, but they didn’t manage to get a gallop.Roscommon: Colm Lavin; David Murray, Niall McInerney, Seán McDermott; John McManus, Fintan Cregg, Conor Devaney; Tadgh O’Rourke, Cathal Compton (0-1); Ciaráin Murtagh (0-4, 2f), Niall Kilroy, Enda Smith (0-1); Diarmuid Murtagh (0-3, 1f), Brian Stack (0-2), Cathal Cregg. Subs: Ciarán Lennon for Compton (half-time), Donal Smith (0-2) for C.Cregg (45), Finbar Cregg for McDermott (47), Pádraig Kelly for Stack (59).Donegal: Shaun Patton; Paddy McGrath, Stephen McMenamin, Eoghan Ban Gallagher; Frank McGlynn, Paul Brennan, Eamonn Doherty; Leo McLoone, Michael Murphy (0-9, 3f, 1 ’45); Ryan McHugh (0-1), Michael Langan (0-1), Ciarán Thompson (0-2, 1f); Odhrán Mac Niallais (0-3), Hugh McFadden, Jamie Brennan (0-1). Subs: Neil McGee for Gallagher (19), Niall O’Donnell for J.Brennan (54), Anthony Thompson for McGlynn (56), Daire Ó Baoill for P.Brennan (62), Mark McHugh for C.Thompson (63), Martin O’Reilly (0-1) for Langan (68).Referee: Ciarán Brannagan (Down). Imperious Murphy shows the way as Donegal defeat Roscommon was last modified: July 23rd, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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

Nigerian artist wins prestigious South African art prize

first_imgPeju Alatise is the 2017 winner of the FNB Art Prize. The Nigerian mixed-medium artist explores strong African narratives with a focus on the experiences of contemporary African women.Peju Alatise’s mixed-medium installation Flying Girls was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in June 2017. (Image: Peju Alatise)CD AndersonAlatise’s various early paintings, later sculptures and current installations will be the showcase exhibit at the tenth annual FNB Joburg Art Fair, to be held in Sandton from 8-10 September 2017.The fair, one of South Africa’s leading art events, will feature more than 60 exhibitions across five categories, including traditional and modern art. Artists and cultural organisations from 11 countries, including the United States, will be part of the event.Alatise’s work was nominated for the award by Johannesburg’s Red Door Gallery. Gallery founder Bola Asiru felt that her work best communicated both the African and female experience. “Peju’s work is filled with strong societal narratives on the realities of life in Africa,” Asiru said.Born in 1975 in Lagos, Nigeria, Alatise studied architecture before being inspired by the jarring and honest visual art of fellow Nigerian artist David Dale. She later trained with Dale, as well as worked with traditional artisans around Africa, learning to incorporate materials such as beads, cloth and natural resins into her increasingly ambitious works.Alatise has exhibited around the world, including at the Smithsonian Institute of African Art in the US and the Venice Biennale in Italy, one of the world’s longest running and most respected art events. Her earlier paintings and more recent multimedia pieces are also in a number of private collections as well as permanent exhibits around the world.“It’s time for [her] message to be taken to the rest of Africa and there is no better platform for this than the FNB Joburg Art Fair,” Asiru said.“[The Biennale is the] highest level of exhibiting an artist can be honoured with,” Alatise told CNN earlier this year. “It is the Olympics of the arts.” The particular work exhibited in Venice, titled Flying Girls, is an eight-sculpture installation of winged girls in mid-flight, representing “a strong societal narrative on the realities faced by women in Africa”. The piece will on show at the Joburg Art Fair.Peju Alatise’s mixed-medium installation Flying Girls was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in June 2017. (Image: Peju Alatise)Announcing her win on its website, the Art Fair describes Alatise’s work as “installations using materials such as cloth, beads, wood, cement and resin. Addressing several social, political and gender-related issues as her primary subject matter, her works have also captured the joys and pain of womanhood as experienced in modern-life-African traditions, with all their consequences. Her subject matter has evolved with her continued experiences, moving her focus from advocating the equal rights of women to broader political and philosophical issues.”Speaking about Alatise’s winning contribution to the Joburg Art Fair, jury member Pulane Kingston from Webber Wentzel Attorneys said the judges were unanimous. “The quality of all shortlisted candidate proposals was high this year, but… Peju Alatise’s proposal… stood out. The innovative, universal social relevance and poignancy in the themes underpinning her work were some of the deciding factors in tipping the scales in her favour.“The body of her work over the years has been varied and compositionally strong and we think that it palpably reflects the intense vibrancy of the African continent. We have no doubt that the integrity of the overall body of her work will propel her career meaningfully.”As sponsor of the award and the event, Aneesa Razack, CEO of FNB Share Investing, said Alatise’s work was a fine representation of the bank’s commitment to art in Africa. “We recognise that artistic expression involves creativity and imagination, which we know to be key drivers of innovation… the social and political commentary of Alatise’s work embodies so much of what we hope to find in the recipient of the prize.”Read an indepth interview with Peju Alatise by Aljazeera here. For more information about the Joburg Art Fair, visit the website here. View more of Peju Alatise’s work on her personal website here. Source: All Africa, FNB, Joburg Art FairWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Biofuels Turn Out To Be a Climate Mistake

first_imgReduce and removeScience points the way to climate protection mechanisms that are more effective and less costly than biofuels. There are two broad strategies for mitigating CO2 emissions from transportation fuels. First, we can reduce emissions by improving vehicle efficiency, limiting miles traveled, or substituting truly carbon-free fuels such as electricity or hydrogen.Second, we can remove CO2 from the atmosphere more rapidly than ecosystems are absorbing it now. Strategies for “recarbonizing the biosphere” include reforestation and afforestation, rebuilding soil carbon and restoring other carbon-rich ecosystems such as wetlands and grasslands.These approaches will help to protect biodiversity – another global sustainability challenge – instead of threatening it as biofuel production does. Our analysis also offers another insight: Once carbon has been removed from the air, it rarely makes sense to expend energy and emissions to process it into biofuels only to burn the carbon and re-release it into the atmosphere. Carbon flows and the ‘climate bathtub’This result contradicts most established work on biofuels. To understand why, it is helpful to think of the atmosphere as a bathtub that is filled with CO2 instead of water.Many activities on Earth add CO2 to the atmosphere, like water flowing from a faucet into the tub. The largest source is respiration: Carbon is the fuel of life, and all living things “burn carbs” to power their metabolisms. Burning ethanol, gasoline, or any other carbon-based fuel opens up the CO2 “faucet” further and adds carbon to the atmosphere faster than natural metabolic processes.Other activities remove CO2 from the atmosphere, like water flowing out of a tub. Before the industrial era, plant growth absorbed more than enough CO2 to offset the CO2 that plants and animals respired into the atmosphere.Today, however, largely through fossil fuel use, we are adding CO2 to the atmosphere far more rapidly than nature removes it. As a result, the CO2 “water level” is rapidly rising in the climate bathtub.Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, recorded by the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. The line is jagged because CO2 levels rise and fall slightly each year in response to plant growth cycles. [Scripps Institute of Oceanography]When biofuels are burned, they emit roughly the same the amount of CO2 per unit of energy as petroleum fuels. Therefore, using biofuels instead of fossil fuels does not change how quickly CO2 flows into the climate bathtub. To reduce the buildup of atmospheric CO2 levels, biofuel production must open up the CO2 drain – that is, it must speed up the net rate at which carbon is removed from the atmosphere.Growing more corn and soybeans has opened the CO2 uptake “drain” a bit more, mostly by displacing other crops. That’s especially true for corn, whose high yields remove carbon from the atmosphere at a rate of two tons per acre, faster than most other crops.Nevertheless, expanding production of corn and soybeans for biofuels increased CO2 uptake only enough to offset 37% of the CO2 directly tied to biofuel use. Moreover, it was far from enough to offset other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during biofuel production from sources including fertilizer use, farm operations, and fuel refining. Additionally, when farmers convert grasslands, wetlands, and other habitats that store large quantities of carbon into cropland, very large CO2 releases occur. RELATED ARTICLES Ever since the 1973 oil embargo, U.S. energy policy has sought to replace petroleum-based transportation fuels with alternatives. One prominent option is using biofuels such as ethanol in place of gasoline and biodiesel instead of ordinary diesel.Transportation generates one-fourth of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, so addressing this sector’s impact is crucial for climate protection.Many scientists view biofuels as inherently carbon-neutral: they assume the carbon dioxide (CO2) plants absorb from the air as they grow completely offsets, or “neutralizes,” the CO2 emitted when fuels made from plants burn. Many years of computer modeling based on this assumption, including work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, concluded that using biofuels to replace gasoline significantly reduced CO2 emissions from transportation. Uncertainties inspire a new lookThese uncertainties spurred me to start deconstructing LCA. In 2013, I published a paper in Climatic Change showing that the conditions under which biofuel production could offset CO2 were much more limited than commonly assumed. In a subsequent review paper I detailed the mistakes made when using LCA to evaluate biofuels. These studies paved the way for our new finding that in the United States, to date, renewable fuels actually are more harmful to the climate than gasoline.It is still urgent to mitigate CO2 from oil, which is the largest source of anthropogenic CO2 emissions in the United States and the second-largest globally after coal. But our analysis affirms that, as a cure for climate change, biofuels are “worse than the disease.” The biofuel boom is a climate blunderFederal and state policies have subsidized corn ethanol since the 1970s, but biofuels gained support as a tool for promoting energy independence and reducing oil imports after the September 11, 2001 attacks. In 2005 Congress enacted the Renewable Fuel Standard, which required fuel refiners to blend 7.5 billion gallons of ethanol into gasoline by 2012. (For comparison, in that year Americans used 133 billion gallons of gasoline.)In 2007 Congress dramatically expanded the RFS program with support from some major environmental groups. The new standard more than tripled annual U.S. renewable fuel consumption, which rose from 4.1 billion gallons in 2005 to 15.4 billion gallons in 2015.Biomass energy consumption in the United States grew more than 60 percent from 2002 through 2013, almost entirely due to increased production of biofuels. (Energy Information Administration)Our study examined data from 2005-2013 during this sharp increase in renewable fuel use. Rather than assume that producing and using biofuels was carbon-neutral, we explicitly compared the amount of CO2 absorbed on cropland to the quantity emitted during biofuel production and consumption.Existing crop growth already takes large amounts of CO2 out of the atmosphere. The empirical question is whether biofuel production increases the rate of CO2 uptake enough to fully offset CO2 emissions produced when corn is fermented into ethanol and when biofuels are burned.Most of the crops that went into biofuels during this period were already being cultivated; the main change was that farmers sold more of their harvest to biofuel makers and less for food and animal feed. Some farmers expanded corn and soybean production or switched to these commodities from less profitable crops.But as long as growing conditions remain constant, corn plants take CO2 out of the atmosphere at the same rate regardless of how the corn is used. Therefore, to properly evaluate biofuels, one must evaluate CO2 uptake on all cropland. After all, crop growth is the CO2 “sponge” that takes carbon out of the atmosphere.When we performed such an evaluation, we found that from 2005 through 2013, cumulative carbon uptake on U.S. farmland increased by 49 teragrams (a teragram is one million metric tons). Planted areas of most other field crops declined during this period, so this increased CO2 uptake can be largely attributed to crops grown for biofuels.Over the same period, however, CO2 emissions from fermenting and burning biofuels increased by 132 teragrams. Therefore, the greater carbon uptake associated with crop growth offset only 37% of biofuel-related CO2 emissions from 2005 through 2013. In other words, biofuels are far from inherently carbon-neutral.center_img Mistaken modelingOur new study has sparked controversy because it contradicts many prior analyses. These studies used an approach called lifecycle analysis, or LCA, in which analysts add up all of the GHG emissions associated with producing and using a product. The result is popularly called the product’s “carbon footprint.”The LCA studies used to justify and administer renewable fuel policies evaluate only emissions – that is, the CO2 flowing into the air – and failed to assess whether biofuel production increased the rate at which croplands removed CO2 from the atmosphere. Instead, LCA simply assumes that because energy crops such as corn and soybeans can be regrown from one year to the next, they automatically remove as much carbon from the atmosphere as they release during biofuel combustion. This significant assumption is hard-coded into LCA computer models.Unfortunately, LCA is the basis for the RFS as well as California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, a key element of that state’s ambitious climate action plan. It is also used by other agencies, research institutions, and businesses with an interest in transportation fuels.I once accepted the view that biofuels were inherently carbon-neutral. Twenty years ago I was lead author of the first paper proposing use of LCA for fuel policy. Many such studies were done, and a widely cited meta-analysis published in Science in 2006 found that using corn ethanol significantly reduced GHG emissions compared to petroleum gasoline.However, other scholars raised concerns about how planting vast areas with energy crops could alter land use. In early 2008 Science published two notable articles. One described how biofuel crops directly displaced carbon-rich habitats, such as grasslands. The other showed that growing crops for biofuel triggered damaging indirect effects, such as deforestation, as farmers competed for productive land.LCA adherents made their models more complex to account for these consequences of fuel production. But the resulting uncertainties grew so large that it became impossible to determine whether or not biofuels were helping the climate. In 2011 a National Research Council report on the RFS concluded that crop-based biofuels such as corn ethanol “have not been conclusively shown to reduce GHG emissions and might actually increase them.” John DeCicco is a research professor at the University of Michigan. This post originally appeared at The Conversation. Ethanol Under FireCorn Ethanol: The Rise and Fall of a Political ForceThe Case Against More EthanolThe Case for More Ethanol Our new study takes a fresh look at this question. We examined crop data to evaluate whether enough CO2 was absorbed on farmland to balance out the CO2 emitted when biofuels are burned. It turns out that once all the emissions associated with growing feedstock crops and manufacturing biofuel are factored in, biofuels actually increase CO2 emissions rather than reducing them.last_img read more