NLEX guard Kevin Alas suffers another ACL injury on same knee

first_imgThe 27-year-old Alas hurt his right knee following an awkward landing after he was fouled mid-air by Meralco forward Cliff Hodge in the Road Warriors’ win over the Bolts last Saturday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.The former Letran standout is averaging 8.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists and a steal per game through five games for NLEX, which is currently in the middle of the standings with a 2-3 record.We thank our fans for supporting @kevinlouiealas during his 2018 recovery. It is no secret that Kevin worked extremely hard to get back in fighting form for the 2019 PBA season. #ArangkadaAlas— NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) February 4, 2019 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 View comments — NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) February 4, 2019Alas, a fearless competitor, had overcome it before and he’d get through the same hurdle again.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Alas and NLEX just couldn’t catch a break.Alas, a rising star in the PBA, suffered another ACL injury in his right knee, NLEX announced on its Twitter account Monday.ADVERTISEMENT We regret to inform the public that @kevinlouiealas sustained an ACL injury on his right knee during our February 2 game against the Meralco Bolts. Our medical team is set to confirm the extent of the injury through MRI results on Tuesday, February 5. #ArangkadaAlas pic.twitter.com/4KvX2GqtGc— NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) February 4, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers This is the same knee which was injured in last year’s Philippine Cup. According to our medical team, Kevin will be out of action for several months as he goes through another round of surgery and therapy. #ArangkadaAlas— NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) February 4, 2019It was a tough blow for Alas, who had just come back from the first ACL injury he sustained in last year’s Philippine Cup that sidelined him for 10 months.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? We hope you join us and continue to support Kevin as he overcomes this challenge as well. #ArangkadaAlas! pic.twitter.com/FTMXQTc0T8ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Jomary Torres aims to get back on track vs KO artist Lin Heqin Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

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2020-01-18

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Charles Barkley, even Howard Stern, blame Warriors for Durant’s injury

first_imgCharles Barkley and Howard Stern are among the high-profile people who are pointing a finger of blame at the Warriors after Kevin Durant’s devastating Achilles injury in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.In an emotional postgame press conference, Warriors president of basketball operations Bob Myers said he’d take responsibility for what happened to Durant upon his return from a long rehab from a strained calf, but … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or videos on a mobile devicelast_img read more

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2019-12-20

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Young Lava Conflicts with Lunar Age

first_imgThe Japanese found what the Americans and Russians didn’t: young lava on the far side of the moon.  “Volcanoes shook up the far side of the moon for far longer than scientists thought,” reported National Geographic News on photos from the Japanese Kaguya (Selene) spacecraft (11/15/2007).    Crater-count dating estimates the lava flows at 2.5 million years – far younger than the ancient times when volcanism was supposed to have stopped.  “Until recently, the prevailing belief was that lunar volcanism started soon after the moon formed, about 4.5 billion years ago, and ended about 3 billion years ago.”  Volcanism was supposed to have stopped earlier on the far side of the moon than the near side.    A member of the team said, “The finding will lead the scientific community to reconsider the early geology of the moon.”  Volcanism will have to be considered as a recurrent feature over a much longer period.  “The thermal history of the moon is certainly more complex than originally thought,” another commented.    A scientist from the Lunar and Planetary Institute said that crater-count dating is generally reliable (but see 10/20/2005, 06/08/2006, and 03/25/2008; also 05/14/2003).  “But without samples to constrain the calculations,” he admitted, “they are just estimates.”  Others rejoiced that a feast of new quality data is coming from our nearest celestial neighbor after a “data famine” for decades.Update 11/14/2008: A reader pointed out that a similar article on Space.com says 2.5 billion, not 2.5 million.  Assuming 2.5 billion is the intended estimate, the original commentary below has been rewritten.  The major point, however, stands: features are much younger than previously thought. It’s important to understand the significance of reports that show features much younger than expected.  Evolutionists and old-earth creationists (OEC) are quick to retort that the data “still” show the earth to be far older than Biblical estimates.  Granted; young-earthers cannot, and do not, claim that things like the younger moon lavas prove the moon is young in the range of 10,000 years.  Is this a stand-off, then, where both sides have problems?  No: it opens up new questions we should be asking.    What the astronomers and OECs fail to notice is that dates as young as even 100 million years cause the whole evolutionary yarn to unravel.  Creation does not require 6,000 years – many Bible-believers have learned to be comfortable with billions – but evolution absolutely requires vast ages.  If it becomes evident that the earth, the moon, and the solar system cannot be as old as claimed (notice this says cannot be as old rather than is younger), then evolution is dead.  The dating methods that evolutionists have relied on are also dead.  Dead, also, are the props that support the OEC comfort zone.    To visualize how serious this is, imagine a rope 45 feet long that represents the assumed age of the solar system (4.5 billion years).  How long is 2.5 billion years, the estimated dates of the lavas on the lunar far side?  Half of that length.  Do the believers in vast ages really expect us to believe that a solid body like the moon, which should have cooled to inactivity long ago, was erupting that recently?  The problem is exacerbated by orders of magnitude when considering that other reliable reports have found evidence the moon is still active today (08/28/2007 bullet 6, 08/04/2007 bullet 1, 07/12/2007 bullet 5, and especially 11/09/2006).    As we have stated before, it is easier to set upper limits than lower limits when dealing with ages.  To set an upper limit, you can look at a known process and extrapolate it back in time a reasonable amount.  You can take the known rate of mass loss on a comet, for instance, and calculate how long it would take to disappear.  The comet could be a lot younger – but you would be reasonably confident it could not be much older.  How can anyone set a lower limit?  It would require knowing all the possible histories for a phenomenon – something humans can never know.  It used to be commonly assumed, for example, that the formation of giant planets required millions of years.  This was touted as refuting young-earth beliefs.  Then, lo and behold, other scientists postulated that giant planets could form in a few hundred years (05/07/2001, 05/16/2003, 03/21/2006).  In any case, setting upper limits is more scientifically justifiable, because the observation to assumption ratio is lower (05/14/2003).  It avoids the “reckless drafts on the bank of time” that annoyed Lord Kelvin (07/02/2007).    If the moon lavas were an isolated instance, perhaps the old-earthers could come up with a rescuing device.  They could suggest there was more initial radioactivity in the core than previously thought.  But the solar system is filled with phenomena that call the consensus date into serious question (e.g., 07/31/2008, 06/19/2008, 05/21/2008, 05/05/2008, 02/15/2008).   If the age of the moon were significantly reduced, even if just by half, it would ripple like dominoes throughout geology, planetary science and biology.  The evolutionary edifice at the end would topple over.  It would sweep the field clear of naturalistic, evolutionary explanations.  It would require a serious look at creation.(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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2019-12-19

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Full service restored after holiday storm cuts power for many Nova Scotians

first_imgHALIFAX – Crews have resolved the last remaining power outages in Nova Scotia, about four days after a major storm knocked out electricity for tens of thousands of customers, Nova Scotia Power said on Friday.The utility issued a press release on Friday afternoon saying all of the 158,000 customers who were affected by widespread outages over the holidays have their power back.“This completes restoration of customers who lost power in the Christmas Day / Boxing Day storm,” the news release said, “other than customers with damaged electrical equipment who must have an electrician complete repairs before power can safely be restored.”Winds of more than 100 kilometres per hour gusted through Nova Scotia on Christmas Day and into Boxing Day, snapping power lines and toppling utility poles in many parts of the province.Crews restored electricity to a handful of customers on islands in Mahone Bay on Friday morning, the release said, and later in the day completed reconstruction of the electrical system along one Dartmouth street where 10 hydro poles had been downed.Nova Scotia Power’s web site had estimated 100 customers were without power at 7 a.m. on Friday, but the utility said in a morning press release that some of those outages were not caused by the storm.The utility had said electricity would be returned to all customers on Friday after pushing restoration estimates several times in recent days.last_img read more

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2019-10-17

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SELECTMEN NEWS Board To Interview 2 Finalists For Finance DirectorTown Accountant On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At Monday night’s Board of Selectmen Meeting, Town Manager Jeff Hull provided an update on the town’s search for its next Finance Director/Town Accountant.The search has faced some challenges as one of the two original finalists withdrew her name. The screening committee then decided to re-advertise the position to seek additional applicants.“It’s a real struggle in Massachusetts to get individuals who are qualified in municipal finance positions,” began Hull. “The fact that we had only 11 applicants during the first go around and 9 applicants the second time, many having no experience, just goes to show you the challenge we face in replacing some of these key positions.”The screening committee — which consist of the soon-to-be-retiring Town Account Mike Morris, Town Manager Jeff Hull, Assistant Town Manager Kerry Colburn-Dion, and Selectman Jonathan Eaton — identified two finalists.The two finalists are Jennifer Finnegan — who currently serves as the Town Treasurer/Collector for the Town of Tyngsboro — and Bryan Perry — who currently serves as the City Auditor for Lowell.Selectmen will interview both candidates on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, beginning at 6:15pm, in Town Hall’s Room 9. The interviews are open to the public. The interviews will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on Channel 9 on Comcast and Channel 37 on Verizon.  The meeting will also be streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Selectmen will then hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7pm at Town Hall to make the appointment.“Mike Morris’s last day is July 12. He has agreed to provide some assistsance on a limited basis thereafter,” said Hull. “Clearly, we want to have someone on board as soon as possible. Being able to speak with him and have his help during the transition is going to be key. The applicant is likely going to have to give 3-4 weeks notice to their employer.”“It’s imperative that we move as quickly as we can add,” added Selectman Jonathan Eaton. “The two finalists we have are both very capable of the position.”Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Finalists For Town’s New Finance Director Position Revealed; Public Interviews ScheduledIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: New Finance Director & Town Accountant AppointedIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Finance Director Appointment, Olin, Indoor Recreational Facility Committee To Be Discussed Tuesday NightIn “Government”last_img read more

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2019-09-11

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BSE closes points 7116 down on Dec 10

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed points 71.16 down to stand at 21249.80. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 31.05 points down to stand at 6,322.85. Hindustan Zinc and Oberoi Realty were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.03% and 5.21% along with Indian Hotels Company Ltd. and MRF Ltd with an increase of 5.05% and 4.54% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include NTPC and Torrent Power Ltd. with a decrease of 11.26% and 4.83% along with Adani Power Ltd. and Jaypee Infratech Ltd. with a decrease of 4.43% and 4.40% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 11.03 points at 12,455.14, while the banking sector is down 244.17 points at 13,510.63 and the realty sector is down 20.76 points at 1,380.42. The Indian currency is down 0.04% at Rs 61.16 per dollar.last_img read more

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2019-09-05

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Google acquires Diane Greenes Bebop makes her head of cloud business

first_imgGoogle has taken over enterprise development platform startup “Bebop” and made its founder Diane Greene the head of Google’s enterprise cloud business, CEO Sundar Pichai, announced in his blog post on Thursday, 19 November.Greene is no stranger to Google, being on the company’s Board of Directors for three years. She is also the founder and former CEO of VMWare.”Bebop is a new development platform that makes it easy to build and maintain enterprise applications. We think this will help many more businesses find great applications, and reap the benefits of cloud computing,” Pichai wrote.He said that over 60% of the Fortune 500 relies on Google cloud penetration. In fact, apart from their own businesses that operate on cloud infrastructure too, “Google has significantly larger data centre capacity than any other public cloud provider – part of what makes it possible for customers to receive the best price and performance for compute and storage services,” he wrote in the blog post.However, Pichai cautioned that as of now only a little fraction of the world’s data uses cloud penetration while majority of the businesses and applications aren’t cloud-based yet.”This is an important and fast-growing area for Google and we’re investing for the future,” he added.Regardless of being one of the first cloud companies that even made great advancement in gaining popularity among its consumers, Google has struggled to keep up with Microsoft, IBM and Amazon Web Services.To catch up, Google had tried to promote the work versions of its cloud services – Google Docs, Google Drive, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Play, as well. However, earlier in July the company received a major blow when Google Apps customer General Electric (GE) chose Microsoft Office 365 over Google for its whopping 300,000 employees, TechCrunch reported.Greene will direct a new team looking after Google’s cloud businesses, including Google for Work, Cloud Platform, and Google Apps.Upon the close of acquisition, both Bebop and Greene will join Google’s cloud business platform.last_img read more

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2019-09-05

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Hundreds of DC Teens Provided with Free Prom Attire in Annual Event

first_imgIt’s the time of year when teens in the Washington D.C. area search for the fanciest gowns, buy the swankiest suits or rent the classiest tuxedos: it’s prom season! Unfortunately, many teens in the area can’t financially afford to look as elegant as they want. CBS Radio station WPGC 95.5 and non-profit organization Once Upon a Prom stepped up to that challenge by providing hundreds of teens across the region with free prom attire at their sixth annual Operation Pretty and Polished event. WPGC, along with El Zol 107.9 radio, partnered with State Farm for the six-hour event hosted by reality television star Paul Wharton on May 3 at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington in northeast Washington, D.C. Throughout the year, everything from gently used dresses to suits, shoes and accessories are collected and housed at various State Farm locations. With much anticipation, local teens and their parents waited in line beginning at 7 a.m. for the doors to open. Students were given a number, based on their arrival time, to choose their prom gear in an orderly manner. “I was excited to give back and be a part of this [event],” said Wanda Jenkins, Miss University of the District of Columbia 2013-2014. “The cost of shoes, a gown, and make-up is expensive.” “I told the girls and boys to remember this day and [remember] who helped them with prepare for their prom and give back when they get older,” she added. With more than 1,000 garments to choose from, some students attending their eighth grade junior prom or their 12th grade senior prom felt overwhelmed with the huge selection. Shae, 17, said she was simply looking for a red dress for Suitland High School’s senior prom. After trying on four red gowns, the senior could not decide what to take home. Female celebrity shoppers included Jenkins, Miss Maryland Jr High 2014 Michaela Smith, recording artist Tulani, Tati of WPGC’s Pablo Morning Show, on-air personality Sunni and the City, and ladies of the WPGC Street Team assisted the girls in finding the right look. Former Washington Redskins player Josh Morgan, now with the Chicago Bears, and the Redskins’ Trent Robinson assisted the young males in their fashion quest. Celebrity shopper and former Mrs. Maryland 2011 Sandra Bryan-Grier donated 73 gowns, 15 pairs of shoes, 25 pairs of earrings, 15 new adhesive bras, and 13 purses from SanSan Closet, her non-profit organization. “[Going to the] prom is [the beginning of] crossing over to adulthood so it’s important for them [students] to have that experience,” she said. “It’s important for them to go and think back. It’s a memory that’s long-lasting.” Once Upon a Prom founder Jackie Johnson said she was amazed by the continuous support received this year, and every year. To assist the young gentlemen financially, Men’s Warehouse offered tuxedo rentals at $59.99, discounted from their regularly priced $150 to $180 rentals. While the anxious teens shopped with their celebrity shopper, their parents received giveaways and free blood pressure, body mass index and diabetes screenings courtesy of MedStar and Chi Eta Phi nursing sorority. They also enjoyed the sounds of harpist and singer Tulani, who has toured with Lady Gaga. Colleges and universities including the University of District of Columbia, Georgetown and Trinity were also on hand, urging students to consider enrolling into college and discussing life after the prom.last_img read more

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2019-09-01

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Confident bosses instill creativity in team workers

first_imgConfidence is the key to making successful and creative leaders which may directly translate into good performance by their subordinates, says a study that examined productive teams at modern workplaces.“When leaders feel confident that they can produce creative outcomes, their subordinates become more creative. It’s that simple,” said study author Dina Krasikova from University of Texas at San Antonio.  Usually, creative leaders have the proper experience to fuel their ideas.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’As a result, they’re more confident. Also, leaders become more confident in their creativity when it is recognised by the senior management.  But what surprised Krasikova is that a leader’s creativity and confidence is contagious.“A factor in this is the power of positive thinking,” said Krasikova, an expert in leadership, in a paper published in the journal Organisational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes. “Leaders can imbue their subordinates with confidence and creativity just by setting an example themselves,” she added. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe study also found that ineffective or abusive leaders create stressful situations for their employees by humiliating them in front of others, playing favourites or not giving their subordinates proper credit for their work.“When you feel stressed, you feel helpless and your productivity and creativity is diminished,” the researcher said. “Many times this originates with the leader. For example, you might come to work unsure of what you’re supposed to be doing because you get conflicting expectations from your direct supervisor or your boss. The solution is clear roles and communication,” she added.Interpersonal relationships between leaders and subordinates, too, play an important role in the team’s performance. “When a confident, creative leader also has good relationship with subordinates, it has even a stronger impact on subordinates’ creativity,” Krasikova said.last_img read more

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2019-08-31

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ACV extends free StormGuard to May 31

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> MONTREAL — Air Canada Vacations has extended its free StormGuard protection to May 31.Applicable to select destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean, StormGuard allows clients to rebook their vacation package if the U.S. National Hurricane Center declares a tropical storm warning within three days (72 hours) of scheduled departure.Protection typically costs $49 per person but until the end of the month, ACV will waive the fee. Travelweek Group Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Posted bycenter_img ACV extends free StormGuard to May 31 Tags: Air Canada Vacations, Insurance Sharelast_img read more

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2019-08-19

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