Initial tests reveal no fracture on Galanza’s injured ankle

first_imgMOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Thank God! @jemagalanza Xray and CT Scan results are out and it says NO Fracture. Shell be confined for observation and further tests,” Virtual Playground posted on Twitter. READ: Adamson coach unsure of Galanza’s availability for UAAP after brutal injuryLady Falcons coach Airess Padda feared Galanza may have broken her right ankle after landing on her teammate’s foot following a block attempt early in the third set of their game against the College of St. Benilde Lady Blazers.Galanza grimaced in pain and had to be stretchered off and rushed to a nearby hospital.Adamson still went on to win in three sets and book a semifinals berth minus Galanza, who could miss the remainder of the tournament.The 20-year-old hitter is entering her final playing year in the UAAP.ADVERTISEMENT Thank God! @jemagalanza Xray and CT Scan results are out and it says NO Fracture. Shell be confined for observation and further tests.— Virtual Playground (@VPlaygroundPH) September 25, 2017Adamson can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now, after initial tests revealed no fracture on the ankle of star spiker Jema Galanza after a brutal injury Monday night in the Premier Volleyball League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAs per Virtual Playground, a sports management agency which handles Galanza, X-ray and CT scan results were negative.ADVERTISEMENT Knicks know they face tough task in moving on after Anthony How to help the Taal evacuees Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 LATEST STORIES View comments DAY6 is for everybody Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Canadian skaters break record as Papadakis suffers ‘worst nightmare’

first_imgCarpio 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 “It was pretty distracting, my worst nightmare at the Olympics,” the 22-year-old Papadakis said.“I felt it right away and I prayed.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 folk“I told myself ‘you have to keep going’ and that’s what we did, and we have to be proud of ourselves, delivering a great performance with that happening.”A great performance it was with the Olympic debutants’ samba-rhumba-samba to two Ed Sheeran hits earning them 81.93 to go into Tuesday’s free dance final just behind the Canadians. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano James wins 3rd All-Star Game MVP “Our work is not over,” conceded Moir, who despite his vast experience — this is his third Olympics — admitted to an attack of the jitters as the music for their routine began.“I was pretty nervous today, but I was able to look into Tessa’s eyes and squeeze her hand, she was a rock today, I needed that.”The pair were ice dance champions in Vancouver in 2010 but in Sochi four years ago Virtue and Moir, who joined forces way back in 1997, were edged out of defending their title by their then training partners Meryl Davis and Charlie White.They then took two years out, switched coaches, and returned better than ever, claiming their second world title at the expense of Papadakis and Cizeron in Helsinki last year.Having taken silver in the team event in Sochi too they helped Canada turn that into gold in Pyeongchang last week, and are now — barring disaster — certain to claim a record fifth figure skating medal.For Moir, the Olympic experience is truly awe-inspiring.“At this point in our career we have a  better grasp of what it’s like to skate with the (Olympic) rings on the ice.“This is what the spirit of the Games is all about.“We have a lot of work to do tomorrow, the butterflies will be flying again, that’s the beauty of the Olympics, with all the country watching back home, we are trying to make them proud.”While the Canadians are out in front their French rivals will fancy their chances of overhauling them in the free dance. 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It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Canada’s Scott Moir compete in the ice dance short dance of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOVCanada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir smashed the short dance world record as French rival Gabriella Papadakis suffered “my worst nightmare” with a wardrobe malfunction at the Olympics on Monday.As Virtue and Moir glided, twizzled and spun their way to a best-ever score of 83.67, Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron performed stoically in the face of the embarrassment of her dress becoming unclipped early in their routine, exposing a breast.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The first ice dancers to break the 200 points barrier last year produced a best ever combined score of 203.16 at the European Championships in Moscow last month, suggesting an epic free dance battle is in store on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lying in the bronze medal position in this discipline likened to ballroom dancing on ice were Americans Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue.Remarkably, all three couples are coached at the same centre of skating excellence in Montreal run by Marie-France Dubreuil and her husband Patrice Lauzon.After bettering the record they themselves had set of 82.68, Virtue commented: “Better than setting the record was the feeling we had when the music ended, we were able to look at each other and take a moment and feel that pride, knowing that we had to have a strong skate today.”‘Butterflies’Despite their show-stopping samba-rhumba-cha performance to the Rolling Stones and the Eagles’ Hotel California a second ice dance title is by no means in the bag for Scott and Moir as Papadakis and Cizeron could well overtake them if they produce their best free dance.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View commentslast_img read more

Chelsea superstar can make the difference for England at the World Cup

first_img 1 Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek is on his way to becoming a superstar and could make the difference for England at the World Cup, according to Crystal Palace assistant boss Ray Lewington.The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Selhurst Park, where a fine string of performances earned him a spot on the plane to Russia this summer. Lewington, who made 85 appearances for Chelsea, believes the youngster is already an incredible talent.He told talkSPORT: “I love him – I think he’s such a wonderful player.“He’s a superstar in the making.“He possesses skills that I haven’t seen in too many English players. He’s wonderfully good in tight areas, he gets out, his acceleration is incredible.”Loftus-Cheek starred on his Three Lions debut against Germany last November and Lewington backs the midfielder to make an impact at the World Cup.He added: “If he plays for England in the World Cup, which I think he might, then he could be the difference.“From what we’ve seen [at Palace], he certainly won’t let England down.He continued: “The way we judge players now – you’ve got your big pitch players, the people who get involved in everything.“Then you’ve got players who are great in tight areas, they ask for the ball, they’ve got two or three players around them, and somehow they come out the other side.“Ruben is one of the few players I’ve seen that actually does both. He gets box to box, he can run, he’s quick. But give him the ball in a tight area and he can get out of it. He’s got amazing ability.”England welcome Nigeria to Wembley on Saturday and Loftus-Cheek will be hoping to make an impression as Gareth Southgate’s World Cup XI begins to take shape.talkSPORT is your home of the 2018 World Cup. Tune in all throughout the summer to hear live commentary of every game, and visit for expert views and analysis of the big games and key moments from Russia.last_img read more


first_imgA Letterkenny woman was arrested when she called a Garda a “fat cow” when he called to her home looking to speak with a relative.Letterkenny District Court heard the Nora Johnston had a problem with alcohol and had not touched a drop since Christmas.However, on July 26th last Gardai called to her home at Gleann Rua. The 46 year old mum-of-two grown-up children became agitated and refused to calm down when asked.She was arrested after insulting Gardai but later apolgised to officers.Her solicitor Patsy Gallagher told the court she was a different woman when she didn’t have drink on her.Judge Paul Kelly fined Ms Johnston €150 for a breach of the Public Order Act and warned her that she was “getting close to the end of the leniency stakes.”MUM-OF-TWO CALLED GARDA A ‘FAT COW’ WHEN HE CAME TO HER HOUSE was last modified: February 22nd, 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)last_img read more

Manual Arts overpowers Pioneer, 37-14

first_imgWHITTIER — Costly penalties and missed opportunities proved too much as Pioneer High School was upended by visiting Manual Arts, 37-14, on Friday night. With the loss Pioneer dropped to 0-2 on the season. The Toilers scored on their opening drive going 49 yards on three plays to take a 7-0 first-quarter lead. The Titans couldn’t get anything going on offense in the first quarter as the Toilers defense forced Pioneer to punt on their first four possessions. Six plays later, Salcida found junior wide receiver Arthur Ramirez at the back of the end zone with a 4- yard scoring pass. Pioneer scored on a 2-point conversion from Anthony Quijada to Matt Uribe. The Titans defense was on the field much of the second half and surrendered a touchdown and field goal to round out the scoring for the Toilers. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Manual Arts’ defense was helped as Titans receivers dropped several passes. Trailing by 27 with just over four minutes left in the first half, the Titans scored two touchdowns to bring the Titans within 27-14. From the Manual Arts 35-yard line, Pioneer junior quarterback Diego Salcida led his offense on a four-play scoring drive capped off with a 18-yard scoring pass to junior wide receiver Kelsey Thompson. After the Titans defense tightened up on the Toilers’ next possession, the Titans offense was on the move again. With 1:08 remaining until halftime, the Titans began their next scoring from the Manual Arts 47- yard line. last_img read more

PUC ruling will allow more to get discounts on gas-bills

first_imgNew guidelines approved Thursday by the California Public Utilities Commission mean 212,000 more Southland families could receive a 20-percent discount on their gas bills this winter, officials said. The PUC on Thursday approved several proposals from the Southern California Gas Co. in an effort to help families save money on their winter heating bills, which are expected to be 45 percent to 55 percent higher than last year due to rising prices. The average family can expect a gas bill of $115 to $122 this January, said Peter Hidalgo, spokesman for the Southern California Gas Co. Last January, the typical family gas bill was $79. Record-high natural gas costs are due to increased demand and diminished supplies, Hidalgo said. The PUC on Thursday increased income guidelines for the California Alternate Rates for Energy program. Under the new guidelines, customers living alone or with another person can have a maximum annual household income of $27,700 and still be eligible for a CARE discount. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week That’s a $3,500 increase over the previous guidelines. A CARE discount can save customers 20 percent a year on gas bills. “Today’s CPUC action will help us do even more to help protect customers this winter from expected higher natural gas bills,’ said Anne Smith, gas company senior vice president of customer service. More high-efficiency central air furnaces will be given to low-income customers through the Direct Assistance Program, company officials said. The gas company will also initiate a “no shut-off policy’ for customers who make minimum payments but are unable to pay their entire bill. From wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

RUSSIA 2018: The 32 teams that qualified

first_imgItalian soccer players after their team’s elimination in a World Cup playoff match against Sweden in Milan on Monday. Courtesy photo.By Bryson MykolFOOTBALL–After Peru defeated New Zealand in the final World Cup play-off overnight, the qualifying session is over, and all the 31 countries who will join hosts Russia have been has listed the full list below and how they qualified.1. Russia: The hosts qualified when they won the chance to host the competition back in Dec 2010.2. Brazil: CONMEBOL round robin winners, qualified way back on March 28, 20173. Iran: AFC third round group A winners4. Japan: AFC third round group B winners5. South Korea: Runners-up to Iran in Group A6. Saudi Arabia: Runners-up in Group B7. Mexico: North and central America and Caribbean round 5 winners8. Belgium: Uefa group H winners (first European team) who qualified on Sept 39. Germany: Sealed their place as Group C winners after beating Northern Ireland 3-1 in Belfast10. England: Gareth Southgate’s side beat Slovenia at Wembley to secure their spot in Russia as winners of Group F11. Poland: Poland became to fourth European team to qualify having dropped points in just two games in Group E12. Costa Rica: Reached their fourth World Cup finals with a game remaining from their CONCACAF qualification group13. Nigeria: Became the first side from Africa to reach Russia and have now missed just one tournament – Germany 2006 – since first qualifying 199414. Egypt: Mohamed Salah scored twice to send the north Africans into their first finals since 1990,15. Iceland: Have qualified for their first ever World Cup, piping Croatia to a guaranteed place in Russia16. Serbia: Winners of Group D17. Spain: The 2010 champions qualified as Group G winners finishing five points ahead of Italy18. France: Qualified as winners of Group A19. Portugal: Beat Switzerland in their final qualification game to reach next summer’s finals20. Panama: Reached their first World Cup after beating Costa Rica in the final group game of their qualification campaign21. Argentina: Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in his side’s final qualification game to secure their place in the finals22. Uruguay: Finished second to Brazil in their group to secure their place in the finals23. Colombia: Took the fourth and final automatic qualification spot in the South American group24. Senegal: CAF Group D winners with 14points ahead of runners-up Burkina Faso (9ponits)25. Morocco: CAF Group C winners with 12points ahead of Ivory Coast (8points)26. Tunisia: CAF Group A winners with 12points, one point above DR. Congo.27. Switzerland: Won two-leg play-off with Northern Ireland28. Croatia: Won two-leg play-off with Greece29. Sweden: Won two-leg play-off with Italy30. Denmark – Won two-leg play-off with Republic of Ireland31. Australia – Defeated Honduras in a two-leg play-off32. Peru – Secured last place with victory over New Zealand in two-leg play-offCommentslast_img read more

49ers mailbag: Will ‘Lack of Pass Rush’ be 2018 motto?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Better mail than kale? Wait, let‘s nourish ourselves with both as we answer 49ers questions and pack lunch midway through the exhibition season:What are the chances that Nick Mullens beats out Beathard? The guy is mobile and accurate.— G Funk 49 (@GoldenBoi_49) August 20, 2018 Who knew, outside of Southern Miss and fellow alumn Brett Favre, that Nick Mullens had this in him. Go-ahead, fourth-quarter scoring drives in each exhibition? His stats: 17-of-20, 228 yards, …last_img read more

Flaky Cosmic Notion Gets Good Press

first_img(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Does the universe grow like a giant brain?  If anyone but a scientist said that, it would be in the cartoons.Live Science gave good press to a physicist who proposes that galaxies and brains grow by similar physical processes.  “Universe Grows Like a Giant Brain,” reporter Tia Ghose wrote about the views of a team including Dmitri Krioukov, a physicist at UC San Diego.  What, exactly, was proposed?  Only that “some undiscovered, fundamental laws may govern the growth of systems large and small, from the electrical firing between brain cells and growth of social networks to the expansion of galaxies.”  Maybe she should have waited till it gets discovered.An outsider from the study said, “At first blush they seem to be quite different systems, the question is, is there some kind of controlling laws can describe them?”  Maybe they should wait till they have some evidence.The team used a computer model as evidence, unaware of the problem of investigator interference.  By programming their computer to compare “the universe’s history with growth of social networks and brain circuits, they found all the networks expanded in similar ways: They balanced links between similar nodes with ones that already had many connections.”The eerie similarity between networks large and small is unlikely to be a coincidence, Krioukov said.So what “unknown law governs the way networks grow and change, from the smallest brain cells to the growth of mega-galaxies”? Ghose asked.  Krioukov told Live Science, “This result suggests that maybe we should start looking for it.”Yes, go look for it so we don’t have to hear your weird speculations.Let’s analyze this.  Somebody at a university calling himself a scientist has assumed galaxies form networks like brains, but this is an argument from analogy.  He thinks there is an undiscovered law of nature out there, but he hasn’t started looking for it.  Instead, he has been playing computer games at work.  Conclusion: he must be desperate for funding.If anybody else propounded fact-free tales this outlandishly, grotesquely capricious, he would be either repudiated as a nut or become a special guest on The View (not necessarily mutually exclusive options).  Why do scientists get away with it?Do you sometimes get the feeling that scientists are warming up to their role as modern cultural shamans and taking advantage of it?  We need a new Gershwin hit, “Whatever reliance you put in Live Seance it ain’t necessarily so.”last_img read more