LeBron’s 39 lead Cavs to OT win against Clippers

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Wade scored 17 in the quarter, 11 on free throws, as he was able to draw fouls with drives and extra-effort plays.“He continues to play the same way and that’s what you need from vets and future Hall of Famers,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “Guys like that who understand the game and when it gets tough, don’t panic and continue to play the same way.”UP NEXTClippers: Continue road trip on Saturday in Charlotte.Cavaliers: At Detroit on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump welcomes college sports champions to the White House LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, right, drives against Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 118-113 in overtime. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James knows about the narrative bouncing around the NBA that Cleveland can be dethroned in the East.He’s ignoring it, and slowly changing it.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “You know I could care less what people say,” James said. “I’m so far beyond that. I don’t care what people say.”Just to make sure everyone understood him, James asked his two sons waiting for him in Cleveland’s locker room to chime in on whether he was concerned about outside voices.The boys had dad’s back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneJames had another of those games that he only seems capable of, scoring 39 points with 14 rebounds in 46 minutes as the Cavaliers continued to improve from a shaky start with their fourth straight win, 118-113 in overtime on Friday night over the skidding Los Angeles Clippers, who dropped their seventh in a row.Kevin Love scored 25 and drained a pair of 3-pointers in OT, when the Cavs, who didn’t take the lead until the first minute of the extra session, outscored the Clippers 13-8. “They made some big 3s,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “You have to give them credit. That’s why they’ve been in a lot of Finals.”The Cavs spent all night chasing the Clippers and caught them at 105-all when Love grabbed an offensive rebound and fed James, who dropped an uncontested 3-pointer with 47 seconds left.Griffin missed tough shots on consecutive possessions, giving Cleveland one last chance in regulation but James missed an off-balance left-hander just before the horn.James made a free throw to open OT — he went 1 of 5 at the line — and give Cleveland its first lead. Then, after Love made his two 3s, James sealed the Cavs’ fifth win in six games with a jumper.“Well defended,” Rivers said. “It’s LeBron James.”TIP-INSClippers: Jordan made his first eight shots, three on dunks. … G Patrick Beverely (sore right knee) missed his fourth straight game. … Rivers is “amazed” by James, who just over a month shy of his 33rd birthday, hasn’t slowed physically. “Most players when they get to his age are smart enough now they see everything,” he said. “But usually when they get to that age, they’re too old to do anything about it. He has both going for him. He can beat you with his brain. He can beat you with his power. It’s a daunting task when you watch him on film.”Cavaliers: PG Derrick Rose will miss at least two more weeks with a nagging left ankle injury. Rose’s ankle will be immobilized in a boot for the next week and he could undergo treatment for as many as three more weeks. … Iman Shumpert started again at point, but left in the first quarter a sore left knee and didn’t return. … G Jose Calderon played his first minutes since Nov. 1. … Working toward his return from a hip injury, G Isaiah Thomas got in two on-court workouts before the game. … Cleveland has won 33 of its last 39 home games against Western Conference teams.D-WONDERFULWade’s aggressiveness in the second quarter helped the Cavs shake off an atrocious start. Down 10 points, Cleveland chipped away and despite some defensive lapses, the Cavs somehow tied the Clippers 56-all at halftime. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Dwyane Wade gave Cleveland a huge spark, scoring 23 points with 11 rebounds in 37 minutes. The Cavs’ win wasn’t eye-pleasing, but it was another step in the right direction for the three-time defending conference champions, who went 3-1 on a just-completed road trip.On Thursday night, James said he watched Boston beat Golden State to improve to 14-2, a stunning start that has prompted discussion about Cleveland’s vulnerability.James dismissed any concern about the Celtics’ early burst.“I’ve got too much to worry about around here right now trying to get our ship going in the right direction,” he said.The Clippers’ ship is taking on water fast. Los Angeles has lost nine of 10 since a 4-0 start.Blake Griffin scored 23 and DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 22 rebounds for Los Angeles, which didn’t give up the lead until the first minute of overtime.The Clippers had chances to put the Cavs away in regulation, but they didn’t execute down the stretch and then had defensive breakdowns in overtime.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 awardlast_img read more

Another brilliant year for Glenswilly’s underage stars – Pic special

first_imgGlenswilly’s underage stars were honoured in their clubhouse last weekend after another brilliant year.Incoming Glenswilly chairman Eddie Crawford thanked all those who turned up for the presentations and looked forward to another great year at the club stressing it was no longer “a wee club.”ON hand to repent the awards were senior stars Michael Murphy, Neil Gallagher and Ciaran Gibbons who encouraged all the youngsters to keep turning up for training. Glenswilly U6 teamGlenswilly U8 teamUp the Glen boys at the underage presentation.Glenswilly U9 teamGlenswilly U10 teamGlenswilly U11 teamGlenswilly U12 teamGlenswilly U12 girls teamGlenswilly U13 Boys teamGlenswilly u13 teamGlenswilly U14 teamGlenswilly boys at the underage presentation on Sunday evening.Glenswilly U14 girs team.Glenswilly U16 girls team.Glenswilly U16 TeamGlenswilly girls that were part of the Donegal Development Squads at the underage presentation on Sunday evening.Glenswilly boys that were part of the Donegal Development Squads of 2016Glenswilly’s Maeve Murray, Aoife Cambell, and Rachael Brown who were presented with the Certificates of Achievement at the Underage Presentation.Another brilliant year for Glenswilly’s underage stars – Pic special was last modified: December 7th, 2016 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:Glenswilly GAAlast_img read more

Former Donegal TD loses Fianna Fail contest for European election

first_imgFormer Donegal TD Niall Blaney has not selected by Fianna Fáil to contest European elections for Midlands North West. The party have chosen Brendan Smith, TD for Cavan–Monaghan, for the upcoming election to the European Parliament.Mr Blaney ran along with nine candidates at a convention in the Longford Arms Hotel in Longford Town on Friday. The next elections to the European Parliament are expected to be held between 23 and 26 May.Former Donegal TD loses Fianna Fail contest for European election was last modified: March 16th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:European electionsNiall Blaneylast_img read more

New Dino Soft Tissue Explanation Is Toast

first_imgEvolutionists cannot deny the presence of soft tissue in dinosaur bones, but their explanation burns up in the heat of critical analysis.Finally, some scientists have taken a hard look at the evidence of soft tissue in dinosaur bones. In Nature Communications, Jasmina Wiemann and six others, including noted paleontologists Derek Briggs and Mark Norell, bravely face the question: how can soft tissues that degrade rapidly still exist in fossils they believe are over 100 million years old? A press release from Yale is frank about the problem this poses for evolutionists who take long ages for granted:Fossil soft tissue in dinosaur bones has been a controversial topic among researchers for quite some time. Hard tissues, such as bones, eggs, teeth, and enamel scales, are able to survive fossilization extremely well. Soft tissues, such as blood vessels, cells, and nerves — which are stored inside the hard tissue — are more delicate and thought to decay rapidly after death. These soft tissues are composed mainly of proteins, which are believed to completely degrade within about four million years.Yet dinosaur bones are much older, roughly 100 million years old, and they occasionally preserve organic structures similar to cells and blood vessels. Various attempts to resolve this paradox have failed to provide a conclusive answer.Notice the admissions they just made:Soft tissue has been a controversial topic for “quite some time” (more than 20 years, actually)Delicate tissues should decay (and do decay) rapidly after death.Proteins should completely degrade within 4 million years.The organic structures found in dinosaur bones resemble “blood vessels, cells and nerves.”Previous attempts to explain how they could last 100 million years have failed.Press release caption: “Dinosaur blood vessel with adjacent bone matrix that still contains bone cells. These structures have a perfect morphological preservation over hundreds of millions of years, but are chemically transformed through oxidative crosslinking. The extract comes from a sauropod dinosaur in Howe Stephen’s Quarry, U.S. (Image credit: Jasmina Wiemann/Yale University)”The Toast HypothesisNow comes their hypothesis, but it will it be toast like the earlier attempts? Actually, yes:Burnt toast and dinosaur bones have a common trait, according to a new, Yale-led study. They both contain chemicals that, under the right conditions, transform original proteins into something new. It’s a process that may help researchers understand how soft-tissue cells inside dinosaur bones can survive for hundreds of millions of years.Notice that they say their hypothesis “may” help long-agers come to grips with this major problem. Does it?The hypothesis relies on (1) an oxidative environment, (2) sandstone or limestone, (3) formation of end products that resist decay, (4) the end products being hydrophobic, so they are not damaged by water. If you get these conditions, they believe, you might get a matrix to extrude from the original material that can preserve the soft tissues for hundreds of millions of years by forming cross-links between the proteins.Accordingly, one should not find soft tissue in reducing environments. Their hypothesis can therefore be falsified. They tested some biological material in the lab, identified the brown stains they saw, and studied it for the end products they expected might preserve the soft tissues. They did not, however, watch it for 100 million years to see if it resisted decay.Setting up Toaster TargetsBasically, they created a “maybe” story that can send paleontologists looking for more soft tissue in certain environments:“Our results show how chemical alteration explains the fossilization of these soft tissues and identifies the types of environment where this process occurs,” Briggs said. “The payoff is a way of targeting settings in the field where this preservation is likely to occur, expanding an important source of evidence of the biology and ecology of ancient vertebrates.”Why, this “targeting” of settings might even help Darwin on his snipe hunt:In identifying brown vertebrate hard tissue fossils in light colored (oxidative) sediments as a target, our observation provides a first field guide to the search for endogenous soft tissues in fossil vertebrate remains as a basis for addressing a range of evolutionary questions.But wait; if field researchers don’t believe that soft tissue can be found in reducing environments, will they even look for it there? Won’t they tend to look for evidence to confirm this new “toast” hypothesis? Finding more burnt “toast” on dinosaur bones (i.e., the end-products they believe can stabilize soft tissue), won’t they claim it proves that soft tissue can last hundreds of millions of years?Manipulating the BreadIf you look at their Methods section, they took 35 samples of bone and, after photographing them, decided which ones came from oxidizing vs reducing conditions. Then they cleaned the samples ethanol, pulverized them, and decalcified them by washing them in hydrochloric acid “until complete structural disintegration was reached.” How many would suspect this might alter the raw material? They tried to be careful to avoid contamination, but outsiders might need to judge whether they were careful enough. Then, on the basis of brown precipitates in solution, they decided whether the proposed decay-resisting end products formed. This is certainly a lot more manipulation than the visibly-obvious microscope probing of stretchy material that Mary Schweitzer demonstrated on 60 Minutes. An unbiased observer of that program, which elicited gasps from the host, would certainly not think that was decay-resistant material that had undergone significant diagenesis (chemical modification since burial). It looked like the real original biological material, color, texture, stretchiness and all.See full size image with captions in Nature Communications, Fig. 1.The best response to this new hypothesis might be to just look at Figure 1 in their paper, where they show blood vessels, osteocytes (bone cells) complete with filipodia (tiny hairlike projections) from dinosaurs, and spongy layers from a rhea and a dinosaur that appear identical. See for yourself in the open-access paper. Read where these came from, and how old the moyboys say they are. The new hypothesis requires that all these fine details had not significantly modified for over 100 million years, despite all that time for changes to have occurred in pH, oxygen, water, bioturbation and much more. Who are you going to believe, desperate evolutionists concocting a theory that’s toast to hang onto their precious millions of years, or your lyin’ eyes?Look at the desperation in this statement from the paper, dressed up in jargon to sound less desperate:The maximum longevity of original proteinaceous matter in vertebrate hard tissues has been estimated at 3.8 million years, although molecular remnants have been reported from older rocks. Thus, the preservation of originally proteinaceous soft tissues in Mesozoic fossils, although independently confirmed for oligopeptide-grade degradation products, appears anomalous not least because the preservation of originally proteinaceous remnants in fossil vertebrate hard tissues seems to be biased towards oxidative depositional environments, which are thought to favor decay. Reconciling this apparent contradiction requires a general mechanism to explain the potential transformation and stabilization of proteinaceous matter through diagenesis over millions of years. Such preservation has been attributed to isolation and stabilization by incorporation into minerals, organo-metallic complexing, and physical or chemical binding to mineral surfaces, and anhydrous sugar-protein crosslinking processes, but none of these models provides an explanation for patterns of originally proteinaceous soft tissue preservation in vertebrate hard tissues in deep time.They are at their wit’s end. They’ve been launching ideas for years, and each one sinks. They have to make up a story – any story – to keep the creationists from having a victory party, where they will say, “We told you so! Dinosaurs are young. Charlie and Charlie’s* millions of years are a myth!    *Lyell, DarwinAs usual, the evolutionists ignore creationist material on the subject. They cite six of Mary Schweitzer’s papers, but ignore Mark Armitage, who found osteocytes in a Triceratops horn and published a peer-reviewed paper on it (that cost him his job at a state university). They ignore all the other reports in creation magazines and creation journals. If you want to hear material on this fascinating subject that has not been whitewashed in the Darwin acid bath, you will have to read our previous articles tagged “dinosaur soft tissue” and check these other resources:Kevin Anderson explains the significance of soft tissue in the film Is Genesis HistoryBob Enyart keeps a running tally of soft tissue finds, with references, at Real Science RadioBrian Thomas has written several articles on the subject for the Institute for Creation Research (ICR)So far, evolutionists have only focused on the preservation of proteins in dinosaur fossils. If they ever seriously address the reports of radiocarbon and DNA, that will be a bridge too far. The whole geologic column will come crashing down.(Visited 1,569 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more