Patriots defense pushed around in Super Bowl loss to Eagles

first_imgMOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – 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 Without Butler, New England’s defense — and particular the secondary — had trouble keeping Foles and Philadelphia’s offense in check.The Eagles punted only once in the game and converted on a pair of fourth downs.Rowe struggled early, giving up three catches for 66 yards, including Foles’ first touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery.But New England’s secondary got the first turnover of the night when Philadelphia’s Jeffrey struggled to control a deep pass from Foles near the goal line. Stephon Gilmore got a hand on it and juggled it before it wound up in the hands of Harmon.Philadelphia used some trickery, facing fourth-and-goal on the 1 with less than a minute to play.After a timeout, the Eagles got the ball to Trey Burton on a reverse, who flipped a pass to a wide-open Foles for a touchdown.New England pulled to within 22-19 after scoring on the opening drive of the second half.The Patriots defense would break down again, though, this time letting Corey Clement get behind Marquis Flowers and McCourty for an over the shoulder 22-yard catch in the back of the end zone.Safety Patrick Chung was shaken up on that play and missed a few series. He returned to action in the fourth quarter but had to leave again late in the game with a head injury. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Nick Foles a Super Bowl MVP and unlikely folk hero in Philly Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases They had the first one of the night, on an interception by safety Duron Harmon in the first half.But they played with a different lineup against the Eagles Sunday, with starting cornerback Malcolm Butler benched in favor of Eric Rowe.Butler missed a day of practice last week with an illness. He warmed up and was in uniform, but didn’t play. It was the first Patriots game in which Butler did not play a first quarter snap since their Super Bowl win over Seattle to cap the 2014 season.Asked about the change during the television interview at halftime, coach Bill Belichick said it was a coaching decision.“I made the decisions that give us the best chance to win,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) dives into the end zone over New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) for a touchdown, during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. APMINNEAPOLIS — So many times this season New England’s defense made plays when it had to give Tom Brady and the Patriots offense a chance to win.But it couldn’t figure out the Philadelphia Eagles its 41-33 loss Super Bowl loss on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The 41 points New England allowed were more than they have given up in any Super Bowl in the Bill Belichick era. It also surrendered 613 total yards, including 373 through the air to MVP Nick Foles. LeGarrette Blount, a former Patriots running back, rushed 14 times for 90 yards and touchdown.The Patriots offense did its part. It didn’t punt and had no turnovers through three quarters. After playing from behind most of the night, Brady gave New England its first lead of the game, 33-32 on a 4-yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski with 9:22 to play.FEATURED 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 on the ensuing drive New England safety Devin McCourty couldn’t keep Zach Ertz from stretching the ball across the goal line for an 11-yard touchdown reception from Nick Foles that wound up being the game winner.The Patriots entered the game with 159-15 record, including a perfect 16-0 in the playoffs, when they had won the turnover battle. LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View commentslast_img read more

La Habra breezes in opener

first_img“We got to play everyone, and that will help our depth in the later rounds if we get into foul trouble,” coach Jim Crowther said. La Habra, which improved to 16-14 overall, will play the winner of Elsinore and Westminster La Quinta in Friday’s second round. Santa Ana finished with a 9-18 record. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA HABRA – It was a game that turned out to be an opportunity for everyone on the team, and that worked out just fine for La Habra High School’s girls water polo team. The Highlanders cleared their bench and seven players scored in a 12-1 rout of Santa Ana in a CIF-Southern Section, Division VI first-round game at Sonora. center_img “Seven (players) scored, that’s pretty good balance,” Crowther said. “That’s one of our goals in each game, try to get as many people involved as possible.” Holly Hernandez and Michelle Schrader each scored three goals and Rachel Marks had two. Goalkeeper Stephanie Hernandez, who entered the game tied for the school’s career mark in saves, had 11 to establish a record of 307. Schrader scored all of her goals in leading the Highlanders to a 5-0 lead after the first period. From there, it was a matter of whether Stephanie Hernandez could get the shutout. Santa Ana ruined that bid with a quick response to a 6-for-5 situation in fourth quarter when Samantha Cervantes scored on a catch-and-throw from Denise Prado with 2:24 remaining last_img read more

I will bring competition in KPL, vows Thiong’o

first_img0Shares0000Kakamega Homeboyz attacking midfielder Peter Thiong’ois targeting to help Kakamega Homeboyz finish top five in this season KPL. Photo/SJAKNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 6 – Despite being only two months in the Kenyan Premier League, 19-year-old Kakamega Homeboyz attacking midfielder Peter Thiong’o has vowed to bring competition in the top-flight league.Thiong’o, who was on Wednesday awarded as the December 2018 Player of the Month, has set his sights in catching the eyes of selectors, hoping to be among the 23 players that will be selected by Harambee Stars head coach Sebastian Migne for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations slated for July in Egypt. Peter Thiong’o is eyeing a slot in the Harambee Stars AFCON squad. Photo/SJAKThiong’o, who joined Kakamega Homeboyz in November, has so far netted three goals and provided a couple of assists and he is hoping to stamp authority in the Premier League with the aim of helping the team finish fifth in the league.“I didn’t expect to come in the KPL and get awarded in my first season, I am so young 19 years it has amazed me, but thanks to my team and my boss I have set target for myself, I will bring competition in the Kenyan Premier League because I believe I have massive talent and hopefully I get a slot in the Africa Cup of Nation and represent my county,” Thiong’o said.Allan Wanga says Thiong’o has what it takes to be in the AFCON Harambee Stars squadHis stand-in-coach come player veteran Allan Wanga heaped praise on Thiong’o outlining that he has what it takes to be in Kenya’s Harambee Stars squad for AFCON.“It’s a good feeling he has come this season and his first month in league he has shown he is talented, scoring goals and providing assists, he has been working hard we are happy for him,” Wanga, who was appointed interim coach after the sacking of Paul Nkata over match fixing allegations said.“We encourage him to continue working hard because he has a bright future, if he continue playing well he has potential to be selected among the 23 players for AFCON, I will only urge him (Thiong’o) not to put too much pressure on himself but to continue working hard both in training and in the match,” Wanga stated.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL fans showed some real flare at Clones today as they celebrated the county’s historymen lifting the Anglo-Celt for the second year running.The GAA had insisted that fans wouldn’t be allowed to take to the pitch to celebrate.But within seconds of the final whistle, it was clear that order wasn’t going to be listened too. Some fans even lit flares to herald a remarkable win.If you have pix, you can send them to PICTURE SPECIAL! DONEGAL FANS SHOW REAL FLARE AT CLONES was last modified: July 22nd, 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:PICTURE SPECIAL! DONEGAL FANS SHOW REAL FLARE AT CLONESlast_img read more


first_imgA young Ballybofey man tried to kick a Garda who was driving a patrol car after he was arrested.Jason Deward, 22, was arrested after being caught by Gardai trying to kick in the door of a bar in Ballybofey at 5am on January 19th last.When arrested Deward became aggressive and started to abuse Gardai. He was put into the Garda patrol car but tried to kick the Garda driver while he was in the back passenger seat.He also tried to spit at Gardai while in the patrol car.Deward’s solicitor Niall Sheridan told the court that his client had a serious problem with alcohol.He had previously broke both his legs after an accident and his plans to work with horses had been ruined.The court heard that Deward had six previous convictions for various offences including being drunk and using threatening and abusive behaviour.Judge Paul Kelly said he noted that Deward had been given a chance on previous occasions.He adjourned the case until May 20th for a probation and community service report.MAN TRIED TO KICK GARDA DRIVING PATROL CAR AFTER ARREST was last modified: March 11th, 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:Jason Dewardlast_img read more

Local Abortion Rights Group vows to campaign until Eighth Amendment repealed

first_imgThousands are expected to attend the 6th Annual March for Choice in Dublin today. Today’s theme is ‘Time to Act!’Participants will assemble at the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square from 1.30pm, before marching towards Dáil Éireann at 2 pm.In April this year, The Citizens’ Assembly, made up of 99 members of the public and chaired by Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, reached the overwhelming consensus that Ireland’s abortion laws should be changed. Earlier this week, Taoiseach Varadkar confirmed that a Constitutional Referendum will take place in May or June next year concerning the Eighth Amendment (Article 40.3.3).Also last week, former Independent election candidate Tim Jackson staged a ‘hunger strike’ in a bid to force the Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment to watch a video of an abortion. Jackson ceased the strike on Wednesday.Speaking to Donegal Woman, a spokesperson for Donegal branch of the Abortion Rights Campaign says that they will make the trip to Dublin in the morning to support the March for Choice. “We remain hopeful that the Oireachtas Committee will honour the findings and recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly in moving Ireland towards a more compassionate stance to all pregnant people.“The Eighth Amendment adversely affects every pregnancy in Ireland, even wanted pregnancies.“We’ve heard from Donegal women who want to have children but are terrified to become pregnant here as they are so afraid of losing their bodily autonomy once they become pregnant.“We look forward to the day when pregnant people have the same human rights as the rest of the population and we will continue to campaign until that becomes a reality.”Dominique Meehan. Photo by David Thomas Smith.Rape survivor Dominique Meehan has also spoken out about how the fear of falling pregnant following a traumatic sexual assault made her suicidal.It is expected that the special Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment will finish their work by the end of this year. This will include the exact wording that will be used in the referendum.The last referendum held in Ireland on the topic of abortion was in 1992, meaning that no one under the current age of 43 would have been able to vote. The subject of the 1992 referendum was concerned with whether or not the risk of suicide in pregnant women could be considered grounds for abortion, which was voted against by 65.5% of voters.Local Abortion Rights Group vows to campaign until Eighth Amendment repealed was last modified: September 29th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:abortion rights campaigndublinmarch for choicelast_img read more

Marshawn Lynch documentary coming soon — ‘It’s an Oakland thing’

first_imgComing soon to a silver (and black) screen near you, “Lynch: A History.”That would be Marshawn Lynch, the Oakland Tech, Cal and Raiders beast who is as Oakland as Oakland gets.David Shields, New York Times bestselling author, has trained his storytelling on a documentary featuring Lynch. The film will be released on iTunes and Amazon on Sunday, and it will show at Oakland’s New Parkway Theater on Aug. 7.Shields could hardly have picked a more compelling subject for his directorial debut than …last_img

Water Theories Evaporate

first_img(Visited 123 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 After decades of telling the public comets brought Earth’s water, scientists are giving up on the idea. It was volcanoes, now they say.A geologist and mineralogist from Trinity College Dublin says that “Scientists are changing their minds about how the Earth’s water got here.” Writing on The Conversation, Balz Kamber points to evidences that go against the special-delivery theory (what we have called the “water balloon theory”, 7/23/12) for the origin of Earth’s water.The isotope of ruthenium found on Earth’s surface is the wrong type to have come from the outer solar system. Ruthenium, a siderophile (iron-loving) element, should have been dragged with iron into Earth’s core. This suggested to geophysicists in the 1970s that it was delivered by comets and asteroids in a “late veneer” after the Earth differentiated, leaving water on the surface as a by-product. But if the impactors were from the inner solar system, they would have been too dry.Zircons, thought to have been formed 4.3 billion years ago, appear to have been in contact with water some 200- to 400-million Darwin Years before the “late veneer” should have formed.The heat of impacts may have obliterated water as much as delivered it.The presence of chlorine implies that it had water to dissolve into – otherwise it would have been lost to space.If water was on Earth early on, it must have already been here at the time of formation. How could that be on a molten world rife with volcanoes? According to Kamber, volcanoes were the answer. They spewed up minerals that contained hydroxyl ions (OH–) which recombined into H2O as the minerals crystallized. Cute theory; does it work?But it is important to understand that water can also be recycled back into the mantle. This means there is a balance between the water in the oceans and that stored up in the mantle. We can only speculate how much water might still be locked up at these great depths.What we do know is that the average level of the sea surface relative to the continental land has remained relatively constant across nearly four billion years. This suggests a constant cycle of water emerging from and being absorbed back into the mantle has significantly helped life to continue throughout its history on this planet.How, though, would the current levels be established? If the rates are balanced, any water erupted would have sunk back into the mantle just as quickly. Is he sure that volatiles will collect on the surface instead of being lost to space, before an ozone layer protected the surface from ultraviolet rays? Why don’t we see oceans forming around volcanoes today? Kamber seems to invoke special pleading to come up with a 70% watery surface that has “significantly helped life” since its inception. Does this improve on luck or miracles?A bigger issue is the demise of a theory after over 40 years of propaganda. Learning that lesson, what confidence can anyone have that the inside-out theory will survive the next 40 years?Not all water is just water. It has properties, such as acidity. The deuterium ratio, not mentioned by Kamber, was another blow to the water-balloon theory. A paper in Science discusses “The geologic history of seawater pH.” Here’s the editors’ summary:The acid-base balance of the oceans has been critical in maintaining Earth’s habitability and allowing the emergence of early life. Despite this importance, systematic estimates of historical seawater pH are lacking. Halevy and Bachan developed a model of seawater chemistry and pH over time scales exceeding ∼100 million years. Their highly robust probabilistic history of seawater pH and chemistry reflects evolving properties of Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and crust. Seawater pH increased from early Archean values of ∼6.5 to 7.0 to more recent values of ∼7.5 to 9.0 mostly as a result of solar brightening and decreasing interaction between seawater and oceanic crust.What they mean is that the model is robust within its own assumptions, not that it connects with the real world. There’s no way they could know such things. All they know is that there is a constraint that the water’s acidity be survivable over the history of life on Earth from the beginning, “allowing the emergence of early life.” Note to the authors: emergence is a miracle word (see Poof Spoof), and pH constrains life— it doesn’t “allow” it. Otherwise it’s like saying that the existence of air “allows” birds to emerge and fly.Secular materialists have been oscillating between the water-balloon theory and the volcano theory for decades, for centuries, since Laplace famously said he had no need of that [God] hypothesis. Well, are they making progress? They’re like witless gamers shuffling cups around on the table trying to figure out which one has the marble under it. They lift a cup once in awhile, find out there’s no marble, and think, “It must be under the other one.” Shuffle some more; try again. This goes on for centuries. How about the hypothesis that there is no marble – i.e., there is no secular theory that works?What’s clear from these two papers is that life requires water from the beginning. Strange; that’s what the Bible says happened.last_img read more

The New Windows Phone: How Does The Enterprise Fit In?

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… alex williams The Windows Phone 7 received a lot of praise after its launch at the Mobile World Congress today for its elegant, minimalist interface. From what we’ve seen, it does look striking.What we also find to be crystal clear: Microsoft is putting far more emphasis on the consumer market than its productivity features for the enterprise.Windows Mobile 7 Series is getting rave reviews. Bloggers say Microsoft really has started from scratch to get back in the game with Apple and Google. It is a brand new OS. And it’s like nothing like we have seen on the market. It is similar to the Zune HD but apparently it goes deeper than that.According to Engadget:“First the look and feel. The phones are really secondary here, and we want to focus on the interface. The design and layout of 7 Series’ UI (internally called Metro) is really quite original, utilizing what one of the designers (Albert Shum, formerly of Nike) calls an “authentically digital” and “chromeless” experience. What does that mean? Well we can tell you what it doesn’t mean — no shaded icons, no faux 3D or drop shadows, no busy backgrounds (no backgrounds at all), and very little visual flair besides clean typography and transition animations.”Microsoft is playing to win in the consumer space but we wonder where the enterprise fits in.Philippe Winthrop of Enterprise Mobility Matters says there was almost no mention of its enterprise applications:“However, the amount of time devoted during the presentation to “Productivity” was disappointing for me. Sure, I’m not expecting to see a full blown technical demo when a company is launching a brand new platform, but I would have loved to see how an actual email (and not just the Inbox), as well as accepting a calendar entry looks.”It’s not unusual to have a lot of questions when a company like Microsoft makes such dramatic changes in its technology strategy. Microsoft is keeping mum about all sorts of issues that are important to the enterprise. Here are a few questions that are popping up:Windows Phone will most likely not support Windows Mobile legacy applications. The OS is entirely different. What does that mean for the enterprise now using these applications?What security features does it have? Can data be wiped from it remotely?How will the Zune software be adapted to the enterprise? Will IT permit people to sync to their PC’s?How does Azure fit into the picture?Is this a service the CEO would use or is it really best as a consumer service?We are very curious about how this will play out. Enterprise collaboration is becoming deeply tied into mobile platforms. The Blackberry, iPhone and Android devices all have their spots in the enterprise. The Blackberry is a messaging device. The Android and iPhone are both application and Web-centric.Windows phones are a bit of a mystery.Consumer and enterprise markets continue to overlap. It may just be that people find Windows Mobile 7 more to their liking. And in that case, they will find ways to use the phones for their personal and business use. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Tags:#enterprise#news#NYT#Products IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts last_img read more

What’s A Rockmelt? Meet Yahoo’s Acquisition Du Jour

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit To satiate its apparently voracious appetite for things-that-looked-hip-for-a-hot-second, Yahoo has gobbled up yet another ailing product. In this lightning round, the Mayer regime snagged the social browser Rockmelt for a reported $60 million to $70 million.According to a post on its company blog:We’re excited to announce that Yahoo! has acquired Rockmelt!Rockmelt was designed to make sense of the Internet. The team has built a simple and beautiful technology that combines social, personalization and discovery to help you not only find what you’re looking for, but also stumble across some cool stuff along the way.The parallels between Yahoo! and Rockmelt are obvious: we share a common goal to help people discover the best personalized content from around the web. We can’t wait to integrate the Rockmelt technology into our platform as we work to deliver the best experiences to our users in new and exciting ways. I have to confess here that, three years ago, I was actually a Rockmelt user. Sort of. In an effort to compartmentalize work and play on the same computer, Rockmelt seemed like a viable option. I was actually even a little bit excited about it. That tempered excitement waned as it became clear that between Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari, there just wasn’t room for a dedicated “social browser.” Flock—no, not that Flock—is another example of this.Social giant Facebook (or Twitter, for the literal IT-crowd) is the de facto social browser for the rest. Hell, we can’t even get most people off of the one thousand fractured versions of Internet Explorer. Social news readers, like perennial favorite Flipboard, carved up that middle space, figured out mobile, and ate Rockmelt’s lunch. With the launch of its (since discontinued) Axis browser last year, arguably even Yahoo ate Rockmelt’s lunch. Yahoo will be shutting down Rockmelt’s existing apps by the end of the month, but Rockmelt didn’t ever really understand mobile anyway—and it was way too late to the party. As of 2012, Rockmelt’s app was a far cry from the company’s surprisingly smooth, if unrealistically sequestered, desktop social browser experience circa 2010. For Rockmelt, it’s a surprisingly graceful exit. For Yahoo, it’s well … just a little bit off. But when has Yahoo not been just a little bit off? Still, Rockmelt isn’t pricey, people still sort of know what it is well enough to buzz/snark about it for a minute. Most importantly, absorbing the hobbling startup’s technology aligns with the big Y!’s social Web browsing aims. It’s a little awkward, but that’s plenty on brand for the Yahoo we knew before Mayer went in and turned it upside-down anyway. Image via Flickr user Adam Tinworth. Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Browsers#Facebook#social media#Yahoo Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… taylor hatmakerlast_img read more