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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes reiterated that he’s not closing his door on any possible additions to his “23-for-23” wish list.“They came in their own volition,” Reyes said, referring to the Riveros. “We’re all inclusive. There’s no one who was prohibited or was asked not to come.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals La Salle had previously asked Reyes to refrain from naming Green Archers in his wish list for now after the school underwent a coaching change from Aldin Ayo to Louie Gonzalez.Reyes, however, is keeping his fingers crossed that things would turn out for the better for Rivero and his “23-for-23” players in the coming days.“It remains to be seen what will happen in the next couple of weeks,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Wolves steamroll Cavs behind Butler, Wiggins Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone La Salle star Ricci Rivero, who was accompanied by his dad, was a surprise spectator in the national team’s evening practice at Meralco Gym on Monday that raised speculations of him joining the pool soon.READ: Ricci Rivero makes surprise appearance at Gilas practiceFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut Reyes said that as much as the high-flyer would like to be a part of the cadet squad, things must be cleared up with his school first.“[The Riveros] have really been in touch with us since the list came out. But we had to explain the situation they had with the school. They asked if they can tryout, but it has to be something we talk about with their school,” he said. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, right, shoots as Cleveland Cavaliers forward Jeff Green defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Julius Randle had a career-high 36 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers auditioned for LeBron James’ favor in free agency with a 127-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.Isaiah Thomas had 20 points, nine assists and five rebounds against his former teammates as the Lakers roared away from James and the defending Eastern Conference champions in the second half. With its sixth win in eight games overall, Los Angeles (30-36) emphatically snapped a seven-game losing streak against Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT The Lakers’ solid effort against Cleveland underlined that notion, for whatever it’s worth in James’ mind. And Los Angeles’ top young talent wasn’t even completely on the court: Top scorer Brandon Ingram missed his fifth straight game with a groin strain, while rookie Josh Hart remains out with a broken hand.TIP-INSCavaliers: Kyle Korver scored 12 points while playing with a bruised right foot. … Cleveland dressed only 11 players with several long-term injuries. UCLA product Kevin Love remains sidelined with a broken hand.Lakers: Ingram was re-evaluated Sunday. He is progressing well, but the Lakers expect him to miss at least two more games. … Fans near courtside included Chargers coach Anthony Lynn, Chargers Pro Bowl receiver Keenan Allen, Rams All-Pro running back Todd Gurley, comedians Jerrod Carmichael and Marlon Wayans and former Lakers forward Lamar Odom.OH HELLO THERE: With the Lakers up 16 points in the fourth quarter, Magic spent a timeout greeting James’ agent, Rich Paul, and his longtime manager, Maverick Carter, at their courtside seats.I.T. PROFESSIONAL: Thomas’ parting with Cleveland wasn’t harmonious, and he showed off his elite scoring form. After the 5-foot-9 dynamo rebounded his own missed 3-pointer and hit a key jumper late in the third quarter, he took a long look in the direction of the Cavs’ bench and coach Tyronn Lue — or maybe just at Floyd Mayweather, his good friend sitting next to Jack Nicholson.UP NEXTCavaliers: At the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.Lakers: Host the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer James had 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Cavs, who have lost four of six after getting swept at Staples Center by the Clippers and Lakers.The Cavs were no match for Randle, who produced one of the most impressive games of his career. The bruising forward scored 23 points in the second half and went 14 for 18 from the field overall before leaving to a huge late ovation.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 folkThomas also shone in his first game against the Cavs since they traded him to Los Angeles last month and ended their brief attempt to replace Kyrie Irving with the undersized scoring machine. He scored eight points in 2 ½ minutes early in the fourth quarter to put the game away.Starting center Larry Nance Jr. had 24 points and eight rebounds, and Jordan Clarkson added four points in their first game against the Lakers since they were traded for Thomas and Channing Frye on Feb. 8. 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But he spent the final minutes on the bench after the Lakers showed off their potential by running away.Magic Johnson acknowledged the Lakers swung last month’s trade with Cleveland to get into prime salary-cap position to chase elite free agents this summer — and the top name on that list will be James.The three-time NBA champion already has a reported $23 million mansion in Brentwood and a burgeoning career as an entertainment mogul, so a move to Hollywood could be a logical step off the court for the 33-year-old veteran.But James is unlikely to join a team that can’t immediately contend for championships with his addition. The Lakers’ entire season has been designed to prove their young core would fit splendidly around James, Paul George or DeMarcus Cousins — or failing that, the top free agents in the class of 2019.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Twenty-three-year-old Saliem Khan who allegedly drove his motor car, PLL 3322, on December 27, 2016 in a dangerous manner thereby causing the death of Bartica Overseer Mark Dutchin was on Tuesday arraigned with a causing death charge when he appeared at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.Bartica Overseer Mark DutchinKhan stood before Magistrate Christel Lambert and denied the allegation when it was put to him.As such, he was granted $200,000 bail and was expected to next appear in court on January 10, 2018 when a trial date is to be set.According to reports received, Khan was proceeding east along the northern side of the Bartica road reportedly at a fast pace when he struck the 65-year-old Dutchin who, according to the driver, walked into his driving lane.Dutchin was reportedly thrown onto the front left window of the vehicle and was further thrown some distance away onto the northern side of the road.He was picked up in an unconscious condition by public-spirited persons and taken to the Bartica Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
0Shares0000Gor Mahia players walking out of the pitch during half time during their Kenyan Premier League match against Kariobangi Sharks on February 25, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 21 –Kenyan champions Gor Mahia were paired with South African club SuperSport United in the CAF Confederation Cup play-off round following a draw conducted on Wednesday in Cairo, Egypt.Gor, who were relegated to Africa’s second best club competition after being eliminated by Esperance of Tunisia in the CAF Champions League first round, will host the first leg between April 6 and 8 with the return leg scheduled 10 days later away in South Africa. The winner of this clash will earn a ticket to the prestigious group stages.-Developing story-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
By The Associated Press VENTURA – Hundreds of spectators gathered to watch as biologists began to examine the immense carcass of a blue whale that washed up on a beach. Although about 3,000 of the world’s 12,000 blue whales are thought to swim off the West Coast of the Americas, they seldom wash ashore. Scientists are eager to do a detailed necropsy of the world’s largest animal. It is not yet clear what killed the whale, which is about 78 feet long and weighs an estimated 100,000 pounds. The whale washed ashore Thursday night near Hobson County Park, a seaside campground off Pacific Coast Highway just north of Ventura. Ventura County officials planned to have the carcass towed through the water Saturday to a beach with better access for heavy equipment. As many as 200 blue whales have been feeding in the Santa Barbara Channel during their annual summer migration from Mexico and Central America. After a layer of blubber was stripped off, the whale appeared to have a bruise on its side. Frances Gulland, the director of veterinary science at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, was brought to the scene for her expertise. She offered a tentative conclusion: “It got thwacked on its side. There’s only one thing that could do that: a ship.” That conclusion, however, will remain tentative until scientists check for broken bones and other signs of trauma.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Napoli are ready to open talks regarding a move for Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan.Arsenal are among a number od European clubs linked with a move for the Turkey international, who has struggled to establish himself since arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2015.He has made 18 LaLiga appearances so far this term and, at 30 years old, it has been suggested that he may pursue more regular first-team football by moving elsewhere.Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has said the Serie A club ‘will consider’ making their move to land Turan.He is quoted by Fanatik as saying: “If he is the player we require, we will give the go ahead for transfer talks to begin [and] we will consider the situation.” Arda Turan (left): The Turkish attacker looks set to leave Barcelona in the summer
THEY say records are there to be broken – and one which has stood in County Donegal for 70 years just has been.When John Gallagher from Cruit Island sent his shot over the 14-metre mark during an athletics meet in Thornton, Scotland, in 1943, he couldn’t have believed his record would stand for seven long decades.But it did – until it was broken tonight by St Johnston man John Kelly in Belfast who set a new 14.12M record. Gallagher was a remarkable athlete who had to compete with Strabane Athletics Club during the war years as there was no athletics club in County Donegal at the time.“Well done to the young man from St Johnston, a member of Finn Valley AC, in creating his own piece of history with his Dad John his coach,” said proud club chair Patsy McGonagle tonight. CHAMPION! KELLY BREAKS 70-YEAR-OLD COUNTY SHOT PUTT RECORD was last modified: August 20th, 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:donegal recordJohn Kellyshot putt
SAINT LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University sophomore Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the MVC announced Thursday, March 3. Timmer was also one of four Bulldogs named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team as Kale Abrahamson (West Des Moines, Iowa) earned first team MVC Scholar-Athlete honors while Karl Madison (Springfield, Ill.) and Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) were named to the second team.Timmer’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year award marks the second time since the award’s inception that a Bulldog has been the recipient. Adam Emmenecker was the first to earn the honor in 2008.The quartet of Bulldogs were part of 15 student-athletes honored by the MVC for their efforts in the classroom and on the court. To be eligible for Scholar-Athlete Team honors, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher and have completed at least one academic year at their respective institution.Timmer, a sophomore that was recently named honorable mention All-MVC, earned Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors a spot on the Scholar-Athlete team by virtue of his 3.57 GPA as a pharmacy major. On the court, the Bulldogs’ leading scorer averages 16.9 points per game to rank third in the league with nine 20-point games this season. He has also been named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week a league-high five times this season.Abrahamson is a redshirt-junior that is currently enrolled in graduate school having earned his undergraduate degree in psychology last spring. He is second on the team in scoring at 11.5 points per game and second on the team with 54 made three-pointers. He currently maintains a 3.77 GPA in his MBA coursework and earlier this year was a two-time MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week selection and a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree.Madison, who was a member of the 2015 MVC Scholar-Athlete team, earned the second such honor of his career by maintaining his perfect 4.0 GPA in as he pursues his graduate degree in public administration. A sixth-year senior, he has played in 29 games this season with seven starts with all seven coming in MVC games. He owns a 1.5-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio with 70 percent of his assists this season coming against conference opponents.Woodward was named to the Scholar-Athlete second team with a 3.31 GPA in marketing and management. In the first season on the court for the Bulldogs, he is third on the team in scoring at 10.7 points per game and leads the team in three-pointers with 57 this season. He has appeared in all 30 games this season with 26 starts and was an MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week honoree.Drake’s four MVC Scholar-Athlete team members begin postseason play this evening in the opening round of the MVC Tournament. The Bulldogs tipoff against Missouri State at 8:30 p.m. at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. MVC Scholar-Athlete TeamsFirst TeamKale Abrahamson, DrakeJeremy Morgan, UNIBlake Simmons, EvansvilleReed Timmer, DrakeEvan Wessel, Wichita StateSecond TeamMislav Brzoja, EvansvilleKarl Madison, DrakeJustin McCloud, Illinois StateTyler McCullough, Missouri StateWyatt Lohaus, UNIGraham Woodward, DrakeHonorable MentionKa’Darryl Bell, BradleyTed Friedman, UNIBrandon Murphy, Indiana StateBen Richardson, Loyola Print Friendly Version
The Market Square will be the scene of tonight’s celebrations. (North West Newspix)The Letterkenny Tidy Town’s Committee will return to the town tonight with the National Tidy Town’s Award with them!The hard-working committee will arrive back at Market Square around 7.30pm.A huge crowd is expected in the town for the committee’s return which represents decades of hard-work by so many people in the town. See you there!LETTERKENNY TIDY TOWNS COMMITTEE TO RETURN WITH NATIONAL TITLE TONIGHT! was last modified: September 28th, 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)
Exclusive In an unusual mix of metaphors, a pioneer in advanced computing technology gave a lecture at JPL on 11/14 entitled, “Intelligent Design: Using Evolution to Create Complex Systems.” By evolution, it was clear that astronomer Dr. Richard Terrile meant the Darwinian kind. The point of his presentation was that humans can mimic the processes of Darwinian evolution – random mutation and natural selection – to build more powerful problem-solving systems. After all, that’s what biological evolution did, he claimed, when it created eyes, hearts, brains and the most complex, optimized structures in the world. Dr. Terrile noted how a Macintosh laptop resembles a human brain in terms of mass, volume and power requirements, but falls short of computing power by 1/50,000. Moore’s Law assures that we’re catching up, though. Unfortunately, he said, software design has not kept up with the explosive growth in computational power. The future lies not in staying the course with outmoded methods of software engineering, but in mimicking how nature solved complex problems: by evolution. The evolutionary process begins with an informational system – a genome.1 From there, the algorithm is simple: mutate, select, repeat. Out of the astronomical random combinations that result, some .02% may be beneficial. Evolution is very adept at sifting out the worthless variants and capitalizing on the tiny fraction of useful ones, he explained. Given the Himalayas, evolution will find Mt. Everest. Not only that, evolution itself evolves. On a second level, evolution can help a system decide the best way to select the optimal variants. Applying evolutionary computing to data analysis, for instance, can discover optimum ways to perform data analysis. With a touch of humor, Dr. Terrile recognized that his mixed references to “intelligent design” and “Darwinism” might be a little inflammatory, no less his title slide with the image of Michelangelo’s creator. It was apparent throughout the presentation, though, that he really believed that the methods his new Center for Evolutionary Computing is employing exactly mimic the processes of biological evolution. The audience of geeks and gurus interested in this cutting-edge approach to complex systems development, sitting intently, seemed to accept this premise without question.1Dr. Terrile caught himself assuming the prior existence of an information system. He discussed briefly how the universal genetic code spelled in DNA is optimized against point mutations. The chance of that arising naturally, he conceded was one in a million. Therefore, “there must have been some pre-evolution on a molecular scale,” he speculated. See online book for problems with natural selection acting prior to replication.If you need evidence that some of the smartest people in the world can believe the dumbest things, look no further than this case. The methods of “evolutionary computing” have nothing to do with Darwinian evolution and everything to do with intelligent design. What was doing the selecting? Intelligence. What was designing the “fitness function”? Intelligence. What was setting the design requirements, the constraints, the algorithm, and the target? Intelligence. Who built the hardware and the software? Who had a purpose and organized the ingredients toward that purpose? Who decided at the end of the run that the outcome was suitable? Human minds. This was the work of intelligent design from start to finish, from input to output, from concept to reality. Darwin had nothing to do with it. When you add intelligent causes to Darwinism, it ceases to be Darwinism. Charlie envisioned a world of unguided, purposeless, uncaring, random processes with no goal: i.e., evolution, not evaluation. If these experts want to imitate Darwinism, they should take their intelligent hands off the equipment and let come what may. If their computers go extinct, so be it. But to claim their highly-advanced, skilled, goal-oriented efforts are Darwinian is absurd. This is not evolutionary computing, but the latest in iterative and recursive design engineering. Crediting Charlie for this is like crediting Las Vegas for the space program. (That’s Las Vegas, incidentally, with the people removed, and the machines running themselves. Better yet, Las Vegas before man arrived—just a rocky desert receiving copious amounts of energy from the sun and earthquakes—perfect conditions for the emergence of complex systems.) Dr. Terrile felt it politically expedient to disparage intelligent design several times in his lecture. He inserted remarks to assure the audience he was using the phrase “intelligent design” only in a humorous, provocative way, making it clear he was not one of “them” but is a certified Darwinian. His slides included the icons of biological organisms rising higher in complexity, from bacteria to brain, paralleling the evolution of computer technology (the fallacy of association). Yet the substance of his methodology and technology was all about intelligent design, not evolution. Assuming that the guidance of random variations toward design goals is evolutionary, not ID, is worse than shooting oneself in the foot. It is shooting oneself in the brain. One of the best critiques of “evolutionary algorithms” is No Free Lunch by William Dembski. A critique of digital evolution by Royal Truman can be found at the ISCID site. You can also find prior entries on digital evolution from 05/08/2003, 07/04/2004, and 08/20/2002. And now, ladies and gentlemen, you can do your own digital evolution experiment online! Run Perry Marshall’s Random Mutation Generator. As with all computer games, be sure to read the instructions.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0