Gilas Pilipinas loses to Lebanon anew, goes 1-3 in tune-up games

first_imgGilas is preparing for its campaign in the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers which begins with a pair of home games against Kazakhstan on November 30 and Iran on December 3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ater Majok, Lebanon’s naturalized center, was a force on both ends as he gave the Philippines fits with his size, length and ability to control the pain.The 6-foot-10 Majok was instrumental in Lebanon’s 10-0 blast late in the fourth that turned the tide back to their side after Gilas pulled within three.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 ChrissThe game also marked the first time 16-year-old Kai Sotto suited up after missing the first three exhibitions to prioritize his studies at Ateneo.Sotto started the third quarter and finished with two points on two free throws after he was fouled by Majok on a two-handed dunk attempt that would’ve brought the house down had it went in. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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. Thirdy shakes off FEU’s physical play, leads Ateneo back to UAAP Finals LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas finished winless in its string of scrimmages after falling to Lebanon, 71-60, Sunday night at Meralco Gym.The Filipinos dropped to 1-3 in their tune-up games, bowing to Jordan in their first meeting then. won the second encounter before coming up short at the hands of Lebanon for the second time in three nights.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Top Cop has shifted paradigm in crime-fighting strategies and tactics

first_imgDear Editor,It was a real pleasure to see Commissioner of Police, Leslie James and some members of his Executive Leadership Team literally pounding the police beat at Stabroek Market Square. It was so nice to observe so many boots of various sizes and quality on the ground at a crime hot spot.Hot spots are specific locations with high crime rates. A hot spot can be a single address, a cluster of addresses, part of a block, an entire block or two or an entire intersection.Although the police may tell us that according to their figures on reported crimes at the Market Square, crime is not high and that there is a reduction of crime in that area as compared to the previous year, the reality is that crime is committed regularly there during the day and night. Most of the crimes are not reported to the police for diverse reasons, particularly by victims living outside of Georgetown.The police should stop depending too heavily on their crime statistics to measure how well they are doing in the fight against crime. In his maiden address to the Police Officers’ Annual Conference, President David Granger urged, “Stop boasting about how many cases you made, find out how many causes you are able to discover, and let us stomp out the causes, you stomp out the cause, then you stomp out the crime. If you don’t know the cause then crime will continue to repeat over and over again.”I can recall the Head of the City Constabulary bemoaning the high incidents of reported crimes at that popular Square and being bemused how to deal with that sad state of affairs. Perhaps, the managing by walking about tactics adopted by the Commissioner and team and his subsequent interaction with the Head of the City Constabulary has generated some amount of actionable intelligence which will promote some intelligence-led policing to bring about peace and tranquillity to that hot spot. I cannot wait for such an activity to be conceptualised, designed, developed, implemented and evaluated.Cohen and Felson’s Routine Activities Theory forms the basis for what is known as The Crime Triangle. According to them, there are three elements required for a crime to occur – a motivated suspect, suitable victim and adequate location.They posited that law enforcement officers must focus on all three sides of the triangle – the suspect, the victim and the location in order to reduce crime and the fear of crime. They argued that if the focus on any side of the triangle is removed or neutralized, crime will not be suppressed. However, in most cases, law enforcement officers spend most of their efforts on the victims and suspects while the locations are left untouched. In many instances political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental (PESTLE) issues and concerns are not properly addressed, thereby enabling crime to flourish at those locations. Police will dismantle one criminal gang and almost overnight, another one will emerge.Braiden (1988) suggests another way to view the significance of locations – “ the hunt and the habitat” :“I can’t think of two special-interest groups more philosophically opposed to each other than hunters and animal rights activists, yet there are two things they totally agreed upon: the species will survive the hunt; it will not survive the loss of the habitat. How can policing learn from this basic principle of nature? Well, if the ultimate goal is to eliminate the criminal species forever, surely the best way to do that is to eliminate the habitat that spawns and sustains that species. Structured as it is, the criminal justice system puts 95 per cent of its resources into the hunt while the habitat is left almost untouched. We can never win working that way because the habitat never stops supplying new customers for the hunt.” In a subsequent article, I will address another triangle – the government, the police and the communities as it relates to crime fighting.It would appear as though Commissioner Leslie James has shifted the paradigm in relation to crime-fighting strategies and tactics. At Stabroek Market Square, he took a Tarzan swing in the right direction. However, more such visits to other hot spots, working in unison with the various stakeholders and taking condign actions against criminals as well as deviant members of the GPF are useful tools which are required to reduce crime and the fear of crime. Such actions must be encouraged. Sustainability is the watchword.Yours faithfully,Clinton ConwayAssistantCommissionerof Police(Retired)last_img read more

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WORLD IRISH DANCE CHAMPIONS TO PERFORM AT MEVAGH ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

first_imgFEATURES: Mevagh’s annual St Patricks Day parade preparations are well underway. This year the theme is ‘1916-2016 commemorations’. Mevagh St Patricks Parade has developed into a major attraction both in Carrigart and surrounding areas and gives everyone the chance to showcase the creativity we have in our local area. This is our 6th year and the event is gowing from strength to strength and attracting international media coverage. “Small Town Big Parade” Eileen Maginer RTE News.Floats are coming fast, and we hope to build on the success of previous years.The parade will commence at 1pm and the ever popular John Bosco will be entertaining the crowd from 12.30. There will also be a selection of Irish Dancers, including Gavin and Niamh Shevlin, Claire Cloghan, Muff both World Irish Dance Champions, and members of Eve Mc Gettigan School of Irish dance.If you, your business, club or group are interested in taking part in this year’s parade, please contact Maggie on 083 1444590 or maggiedoherty010@gmail.com. Booking forms are available in Carrigart Hotel, Logues Bar, Sheephaven Credit Union or from our Facebook page ‘Mevagh St Patrick’s Day Parade’ Please note there will be traffic diversions in place around Carrigart from 12.15pm on St. Patrick’s Day.A final meeting will take place on Monday 14th March in Mevagh Heritage Centre at 8pm. Anyone interested in helping out with this year’s parade, or if anyone would like help with their floats, please contact 086 8347708.  WORLD IRISH DANCE CHAMPIONS TO PERFORM AT MEVAGH ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE was last modified: March 15th, 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:EventFeaturesIrish DancingmevaghSt Patrick’s Day Paradelast_img read more

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DERRY COPS IN HOME RAIDS ON BEHALF OF GARDA MURDER SQUAD

first_imgTHE PSNI has raided three homes in Derry in the Andrew Allen murder investigation.The searches were conducted at the request of Gardai in Buncrana who are investigating the February 9 killing.“The PSNI carried out searches at three houses yesterday and a number of items were seized. This was at the request of AGS who are investigating the murder of Andrew Allen in Buncrana in February,” said a PSNI spokesman. Earlier Garda Detective Inspector Pat O’Donnell says the investigation into the murder – carried out by Republican Action Against Drugs – is “progressing satisfactorily with the valued assistance of members of the public who have come forward to date.”It is believed that there has been a major response to appeals for information.Mr Allen was just 24 when he was shot dead in front of his girlfriend at their home in Links View Park in Buncrana.A man quizzed by murder squad detectives at the weekend was released without charge but a file has been sent to the DPP. Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room at Buncrana on 074 93 20540 or the Garda Confidential line 1800 666 111.DERRY COPS IN HOME RAIDS ON BEHALF OF GARDA MURDER SQUAD was last modified: April 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Andrew Allenbuncrana murderDERRY COPS IN HOME RAIDS ON BEHALF OF GARDA MURDER SQUADlast_img read more

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HUBBY’S ROMANTIC GESTURE EARNS FAMILY CHANCE TO WIN A LOTTO MONEY!

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: A romantic St Valentine’s gesture by a big-hearted husband has earned his family a chance to win a small fortune.Martin Hughes pushed out the boat and included chocolates and a €6 lotto quick pick in wife June’s valentine’s card.And the romantic risk paid off as the Donegal mum-of-four is now set to appear on RTE’s Winning Streak tomorrow night. June, from Ballybun, Castlefinn, won a scratch card with her quick pick and managed to get three stars which she sent off to the National Lottery headquarters.Last Saturday night her name was drawn live on television.“I couldn’t believe it but I was delighted. It couldn’t come at a better time for us.“Martin is romantic but I never thought that a St Valentine’s Day card could lead to all this,” she said. June will be joined by family and friends including the couple’s four children Dean, 8, Lauren, 7, Coran, 5, and Kayleigh, 2 in the RTE studios tomorrow night.June said it would be a dream-come-through to spin the wheel on the big money show but she already has plans for any money she wins.“If we win a decent amount I would love to get a People Carrier for the family.“It’s very difficult wit the four kids going anywhere and a seven seater will make our lives so much easier.“Martin hasn’t asked for anything just yet because he doesn’t want to jinx me,” laughed June. HUBBY’S ROMANTIC GESTURE EARNS FAMILY CHANCE TO WIN A LOTTO MONEY! was last modified: March 2nd, 2013 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)Tags:castlefinndonegalJUne HUgheslottoMartin HughesPeople Carrierscratch cardWinning Streaklast_img read more

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Parenting Rewires the Male Brain

first_imgCultures around the world have long assumed that women are hardwired to be mothers. But a new study suggests that caring for children awakens a parenting network in the brain—even turning on some of the same circuits in men as it does in women. The research implies that the neural underpinnings of the so-called maternal instinct aren’t unique to women, or activated solely by hormones, but can be developed by anyone who chooses to be a parent.”This is the first study to look at the way dads’ brains change with child care experience,” says Kevin Pelphrey, a neuroscientist at Yale University who was not involved with the study. “What we thought of as a purely maternal circuit can also be turned on just by being a parent—which is neat, given the way our culture is changing with respect to shared responsibility and marriage equality.”The findings come from an investigation of two types of households in Israel: traditional families consisting of a biological mother and father, in which the mother assumed most of the caregiving duties, though the fathers were very involved; and homosexual male couples, one of whom was the biological father, who’d had the child with the help of surrogate mothers. The two-father couples had taken the babies home shortly after birth and shared caregiving responsibilities equally. 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The team, which included collaborators at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Israel, also took saliva samples from all parents before and after the videotaped sessions to measure oxytocin—a hormone that’s released at times of intimacy and affection and is widely considered the “trust hormone.” Within a week of the home visit, the participants underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging scanning to determine how their brains reacted to the videotapes of themselves with their infants.The mothers, their husbands, and the homosexual father-father couples all showed the activation of what the researchers term a “parenting network” that incorporated two linked but separate pathways in the brain. One circuit encompasses evolutionarily ancient structures such as the amygdala, insula, and nucleus accumbens, which handle strong emotions, attention, vigilance, and reward. The other pathway turns up in response to learning and experience and includes parts of the prefrontal cortex and an area called the superior temporal sulcus.In the mothers, activation was stronger in the amygdala-centered network, whereas the heterosexual fathers showed more activity in the network that’s more experience-dependent. At first glance, Feldman says, the finding would seem to suggest that mothers are more wired up to nurture, protect, and possibly worry about their children. The fathers, in contrast, might have to develop these traits through tending, communicating, and learning from their babies what various sounds mean and what the child needs.”It’s as if the father’s amygdala can shut off when there’s a woman around,” Feldman observes. It could be assumed, she says, that this circuitry is activated only by the rush of hormones during conception, pregnancy, and childbirth.But the brains of the homosexual couples, in which each partner was a primary caregiver, told a different story. All of these men showed activity that mirrored that of the mothers, with much higher activation in the amygdala-based network, the team reports online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.This finding argues strongly that the experience of hands-on parenting, with no female mother anywhere in the picture, can configure a caregiver’s brain in the same way that pregnancy and childbirth do, Feldman says.She adds that in the heterosexual fathers, the activation of the amygdala-based network was proportional to the amount of time they spent with the baby, though the activity wasn’t as high as in the mothers or in the two-father couples.Feldman does not believe that the brain activity of the primary-caregiving fathers differed because they were gay. Previous imaging studies, she notes, show no difference in brain activation when homosexual and heterosexual participants viewed pictures of their loved ones.Future studies, Pelphrey says, might focus more closely on this question. “But it’s clear that we’re all born with the circuitry to help us be sensitive caregivers, and the network can be turned up through parenting.”last_img read more

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Male birds eat poison to attract females

first_imgMuch akin to the behavior of some binge-drinking college students, certain male birds intentionally consume poison in order to attract females. Especially during mating season, great bustards (Otis tarda) eat certain toxic species of blister beetles to prove how tough and healthy they are. Scientists have discovered that it’s not just bravado; the toxins from the beetles also kill parasites that live in the birds’ reproductive orifice known as the cloaca, researchers report today in PLOS ONE. The cloaca, which is also used for defecating, is then rigorously inspected by the female (seen above). The male’s white plumage is thought to make this examination easier, as the darker orifice stands out against the bright feathers. If the female deems him to be low enough in parasites thanks to all the poisonous beetles he’s been slugging down, the pair will mate. Ah, romance.last_img read more

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Retirement an option but seems to be not a priority for Pacquiao

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ He also apologized to his fans waiting along the road leading to the city proper, saying he would need to rest because he had not been able to sleep well since the fight in Brisbane.Unlike in previous homecomings, Pacquiao this time simply waved to the crowd and went directly to a waiting vehicle after the arrival honors.In an earlier TV interview, the dethroned Pacman said that a rematch clause was clearly in his contract with Horn.He said that, if he should decide to agree to a rematch, he would be the one to choose the referee and three judges. /atmADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games French Open champ Ostapenko on the rise again in WTA rankings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines (left) clinches with Jeff Horn of Australia during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Jeff Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in a Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (Photo by TERTIUS PICKARD / AP)KORONADAL CITY – It seems that retirement from boxing is an option but not a priority for Sen. Manny Pacquiao, who has just come home after losing his WBO World Welterweight title to Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia.Pacquiao chartered Air Asia jet landed at 2 p.m. on Monday at the General Santos City International Airport, where he was welcomed with police-military honors.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Asked by reporters if he would consider retiring, Pacquiao merely smiled.The visibly tired boxer kept smiling while talking briefly to member of the welcoming delegation, led by Gen. Santos acting Mayor Shirlyn Bañas-Nograles and Sarangani Vice Gov. Elmer Peralta.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’m so happy,” Pacquiao, wearing dark glasses and a black jacket over his blue shirt, said. “Thank you for your warm welcome my kababayan.”A motorcade around the city was prepared for him and his Team Pacquiao, but the senator begged off. He did thank the city government for the preparation. What ‘missteps’?center_img China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

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