#KicksStalker: Is a Filipino signature shoe on the horizon?

first_imgLATEST STORIES LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets And for the Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit, it looks like the reviews are good.“It’s just a bit more flexible, the couple previous Hyperdunks for me are harder on the sole,” said Norwood. “Just the flexibility of it, I can move a lot better even if it’s not a typical low-cut shoe.”Gabe Norwood. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe 2017 Hyperdunk debuted the React that Nike described as “offers soft and ultra responsive cushioning with every step which ensures players a consistent energy uplift every minute, every game.”Previous Hyperdunks made us of either the Zoom or Air cushioning systems.Ravena said the new Hyperdunk also provides ample cushioning that will prevent knee pains after games.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Which now begs the question: When will the first Filipino signature line come?Filipino sneaker fans are always quick to lap up sneakers with the slightest hint of national culture in them. Thus the popularity of Kobe’s 9 EM, which featured the image of the local “tsinelas” (flip-flops), and LeBron James’ “Agimat,” which had Filipino phrases engraved in the shoe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’A Filipino signature line would drive the country’s passionate sneakerheads crazy.But while that remains a pipe dream, Filipino fans can still sit in the sidelines as their favorite stars go out and do trial runs of upcoming releases, listening to their views on the shoe. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ World Championship slots up for grabs in Cobra Ironman 70.3 “There’s no problem in the knees, and it’s especially suited for my style of play where I try to be active, I jump, rebound, go up and down the court,” said Ravena. “It’s a pretty solid shoe for me, there’s the comfort and the durability.”Both Ravena and Norwood are known sneakerheads and should be leading favorites if ever shoe brands decide on finally unveiling a Filipino signature line.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiefer Ravena in action. CONTRIBUTED PHOTONational team stars Gabe Norwood and Kiefer Ravena were among those who took part in the trial run of the Nike Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit Monday at Titan Love Court in Bonifacio Global City.Their presence helped launch the newest model of the Hyperdunk and both gamely took part in games with media people who also gave the shoe a test.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

North West Junior Hockey League begins regular season

first_imgThis past weekend the puck officially dropped on the start of the 2015-2016 NWJHL season. Three games were played featuring five teams.The Fairview Flyers got off to a quick start with two games. They opened with a 6-3 victory over the Sexsmith Vipers on Friday night, and a 5-2 victory over the Beaverlodge Blades on Saturday.The top two teams from last season met in Clairmont as the North Peace Navigators took on the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings. The Kings outshot the Navigators 42-32, however were on the wrong side where it mattered most as they fell 7-3.- Advertisement -One game had to be postponed on Friday as the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks were scheduled to go to Peace River. That game will be played at a later date due to arena issue according to the NWJHL website.The Fort St. John Huskies will begin the season on Sunday when they take on the Blades in Beaverlodge.last_img read more

Mbappe hailed as new global superstar

first_imgAs one number 10 trudged off — the player wearing an Argentina shirt with Messi’s name on — another in the blue of France took the plaudits.“Move over, Messi, a new global superstar is born at the World Cup,” was the headline in the Sunday Times in Britain.“In this game, the Messi was him,” French sports daily L’Equipe said above a photograph of Mbappe celebrating. “He showed his talent to the world and overshadowed Lionel Messi.”The double strike made the boy from the Paris suburbs the first teenager since a 17-year-old Pele to score twice in a World Cup game.The Brazilian legend tweeted: “Congratulations, @KMbappe. 2 goals in a World Cup so young puts you in great company!”“He’s got a lot more talent than me,” France midfielder Paul Pogba said of Mbappe.“And he’s not going to stop there. He’s got so much talent.”– Baby Bleus –Argentina were simply swept aside by a new generation, and not just Mbappe — another of France’s scorers, Benjamin Pavard, is only 22 himself.“When you have players having a day like Mbappe had today, it’s very difficult to stop them,” said Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli.With an average age of 25, a France side lacking major tournament experience were feeling the flak after three underwhelming group-stage matches reaped one penalty, an own goal and only one scored from open play.But coach Didier Deschamps’ “baby Bleus” silenced the detractors with the scintillating win over the 2014 finalists that put France back on course for a tilt at emulating France’s 1998 Cup-winning exploits, when Deschamps was captain.Mbappe was not even born when France won their only World Cup, on home soil.“I can’t really take it in,” said Pavard, a defender so unaccustomed to scoring he did not know how to celebrate his superb strike.“I was running around everywhere, I didn’t know what to do.”Mbappe will be unleashed next on Uruguay, whose steely defence should provide a far sterner test than the shambolic Argentine rearguard.It may be too early to talk of lifting the trophy in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, but Deschamps was bubbling with excitement.“I experienced a lot of great joy and happiness as a France player, and the reason I took this job was to feel the same again,” said Deschamps.“The lads are young, they have character. As the man in charge, especially when things go wrong, I’m very proud of this team and very happy for them.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kylian Mbappe is the first teenager since Pele to score twice in a World Cup game © AFP / FRANCK FIFEKAZAN ARENA, Russian Federation, Jul 1 – France players and the world’s press hailed Kylian Mbappe as an emerging superstar after the 19-year-old eclipsed Lionel Messi in a match that felt like the passing of a torch to a new generation.Mbappe’s speed and power ruthlessly exposed Argentina’s defence in Kazan in a thrilling 4-3 victory on Saturday that re-established France among the World Cup favourites.last_img read more

More than £300m worth of talent! Best XI transfer targets featuring Liverpool and Man United players

first_img Kevin De Bruyne and Gareth Bale have both been linked with big money transfers 1 David De Gea: Man United’s goalkeeper continues to be linked with a move to Real MadridDani Alves: The Barca right-back is out of contract in the summer and has not agreed a new dealMats Hummels: Borussia Dortmund stopper has been heavily linked to Man UnitedJohn Stones: Chelsea are rumoured to be eyeing Everton’s England international as a successor to John TerryFabio Coentrao: Could he be offered to Man United as part of the deal to take De Gea to Real?Sami Khedira: The World Cup winner will leave Real Madrid in the summer when his contract expiresPaul Pogba: Figures in the region of £70m are being discussed for the Juventus midfielderRaheem Sterling: Arsenal, Bayern and Man City have been linked with the Liverpool flyer, who does not want to stay at AnfieldKevin De Bruyne: The Wolfsburg forward has scored 10 Bundesliga goals and created 20, which has seen him linked to Man City in a £35m transferGareth Bale: After just one poor season at Real Madrid, reports claim Man United want the forwardAlexandre Lacazette: Lyon’s striker has scored 27 goals and the club president says €50m would not even be enough to land him Which players would make up your team of best XI transfer targets? 1 What. A. Team.Below are 11 reported transfer targets, who have been linked with lucrative summer moves. Every one of them are likely to command huge wages and those with time to run on their contract, will cost a fortune.last_img read more

DONEGAL ATHLETE MANAGER SAYS ‘THANK YOU’ TO SUPPORTERS AFTER MARATHON BOMB

first_imgRicky, Marion and Micah just before the raceMILFORD man Ricky Simms has sent a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all those who contacted him during the Boston marathon bomb incident.Ricky – a member of Finn Valley Athletic Club and manager of some of the world’s top athletes including Usain Bolt – was 100 metres from the finish line when the two bombs exploded killing an eight-year-old boy, two others and injuring more than 170 people.He said he was inundated with best wishes. He had been at the race to see his latest protege Micah Kogo finish second in the marathon. He is pictured above with Micah and Marion before the race. “I was 100 yards away having lunch when we heard the explosion, it was unreal,” said Ricky.“I was with the elite athletes and they had all finished so the people who were crossing the line when the bombs went off were there for different reasons.“Many are there for personal goals or to raise money for charity and reaching the finish line is supposed to be an incredible experience for them and then this happened.“Nobody expects something like this to happen. “We were all moved into a room in the hotel where we had been eating and put under lockdown. The security people and everyone there were just incredible.“We were kept there and for the next five hours we just watched what was happening a short distance away on TV.“The elite athletes were very upset just like everyone else. It was just a dreadful dreadful day and my heart goes out to all those injured and all those who have lost loved ones on what should have been a wonderful day for all of them.” DONEGAL ATHLETE MANAGER SAYS ‘THANK YOU’ TO SUPPORTERS AFTER MARATHON BOMB was last modified: April 17th, 2013 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)last_img read more

Traffic management plan in place for 9-week water works

first_imgTraffic management plans and short-term water shut offs are to be expected in parts of Letterkenny as Irish Water carry out Phase Two of a major water mains replacement this month.Irish Water working in partnership with Donegal County Council is set to commence works on phase two of the High Road/Windyhall Water Mains Replacement Project next week with the project expected to be completed in nine weeks.This section of work will involve the replacement of 490 metres of pipeline outside Letterkenny University Hospital starting at the Hospital Roundabout and ending at St Columba’s Terrace. The works will be completed by Farrans Construction. A traffic management plan, which has been developed in consultation with Donegal County Council’s roads and water services offices will be in place once again.A notice from Irish Water said these water mains renewal works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national €500 million Leakage Reduction Programme.This particular project will reduce the instances of bursts in the area and thereby significantly reduce the level of disruption to customers.Phase one has been completed and consisted of the replacement of 270 metres of pipeline outside the hospital orthodontic department up to the hospital roundabout. Phase two will be completed in approximately nine weeks including the Easter holidays, when works will be suspended from March 30 to April 4.On the traffic management plan, Irish Water said that every effort has been made to consider the local businesses and the general public in planning this portion of the works.The work sections will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours prior notice of any planned water shut offs. Customers can contact the Irish Water call centre on 1850 278 278 if they have any queries.Details of the traffic management plan are as follows:Hospital Roundabout (road crossing): (100m) – night works, lane diversion, works carried out in three phases to facilitate lane diversion and two way flow of traffic.Hospital Roundabout to Iona Road: (70m) – daytime stop and go system, with traffic lights installed at night.Iona Road to Beechwood Park: (90m) – night time road closure, with diversionsBeechwood Park to Sprackburn Drive: (45m) – daytime stop and go system, with traffic lights installed at night.Sprackburn Drive to Newline Road: (190m) – daytime stop and go system, with traffic lights installed at night.Signage will be placed at both ends of the scheme to alert commuters of the works and any expected delays. As well as replacing 750 metres of ageing public water mains, the project also involves replacing old damaged service connections. A service connection is the water pipe which joins Irish Water’s public main to a customer’s property. The old water mains and service connections will be replaced with modern high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic pipes.Featured image: Letterkenny Hospital Roundabout. Photo by Clive WassonTraffic management plan in place for 9-week water works was last modified: March 6th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Irish Waterletterkennytrafficworkslast_img read more

Tricks to Preserve Deep Time

first_imgIt’s not always easy to prove that things are very, very old.  After all, no one has ever experienced deep time (millions and billions of years).  The key is to maintain a public “feeling” in the oldness of things.  Once that feeling is in place, some pretty major tweaks can be made by the experts without upsetting the deep-time framework.Establish then revise:  The age of the earth is usually printed to four significant figures (4.537 billion years), but physicists just decided it’s 70 million years younger than it was.  PhysOrg announced that an international team decided to revise the date.  “The results suggest that the length of time between the date at which the solar system was formed, about 4.567 billion years ago, and the point at which the Earth reached its present size, may have been far longer than traditionally presumed.”  Stretching out the earth’s time in the womb makes the birth come later: “We estimate that makes it about 4.467 billion years old – a mere youngster compared with the 4.537 billion-year-old planet we had previously imagined,” where imagined is the operative word.  3 of the 4 significant figures have been modified by this move.  Significant figures are supposed to represent levels of accuracy beyond the margin of error.Put the catastrophe in the deep time vault:  The process that brought diamonds to the surface is nearly instantaneous (05/07/2007) – but it isn’t happening today.  Live Science quoted a scientist who said that diamonds appear on the surface of the earth through explosive volcanic eruptions that create kimberlite dikes.  “No one has ever seen a kimberlite erupt – the most recent took place about 40 million years ago, said study author Kevin Burke, a geologist at the University of Houston.” Gloss over conundrums:  Cycads ruled the earth since 300 million years ago, claims Science Daily, but all of a sudden in our lifetimes they “are rapidly going extinct because of invasive pests and habitat loss, especially those species endemic to islands.”  Were there none of these threats before in 300 million years?Just say old:  Asteroid Lutetia was photographed by the Rosetta spacecraft last Saturday.  Right off the bat, Space.com led with the headline, “Battered Asteroid a Survivor From Solar System’s Birth.”  All that could be measured was rock composition, density, and surface topography, but Space.com was sure Lutetia is a “primitive asteroid survivor from the tumultuous birth of the solar system,” with “landscape that hints at the space rock’s ancient, violent past.”  There was no suggestion that tumults or violence occur these days.  Holgier Sierks from the imaging team made what he thinks a statement of fact: “I think this is a very old object,” he said.  “Tonight we have seen a remnant of the solar system’s creation.”Rearrange the deck chairs:  In the old story of human migration out of Africa, our ancestors tended to congregate around the equatorial latitudes to avoid the ice ages.  Well, what do you know: PhysOrg now says that early man conquered the British Isles 800,000 years ago, “far earlier than previously thought.”  This is based on stone tools found in East Anglia, home of the Climategate university.  Such evidence is no threat to the evolutionary timeline; the adjustments to earlier beliefs are made elsewhere, such as in resiliency of the early human physiology.  “This challenges our views that early humans spread only during periods of exceptional warmth,” one archaeologist explained.  “Instead, the new evidence demonstrates that early humans were capable of adapting their behaviour as the world changed around them.”  Agriculture, written language and cities would have to wait 790,000 more years.Suspend credulity:  PhysOrg announced that a 10,000 year old weapon just appeared in melting snow.  The discoverer did not explain why the snow didn’t melt for all that time before, but admitted, “Ninety-five percent of the archaeological record that we usually base our interpretations on is comprised of chip stone artifacts, ground stone artifacts, maybe old hearths, which is a fire pit, or rock rings that would have been used to stabilize a house,” Craig Lee [U of Colorado] said.  “So we really have to base our understanding about ancient times on these inorganic materials.”  The article said that once artifacts like the wooden weapon melt out of the ice, they could be lost forever, so he was really lucky to find this after 10,000 years.Stretch the fast and furious:  Geology can be “fast and furious,” reported PhysOrg, but the results still take deep time.  We can “Witness the birth of Africa’s new ocean” in Ethiopia happening under geologists’ feet, but don’t bring your beach towel just yet.  “Scientists at the University of Leeds are predicting that within 10 million years Africa’s Horn will fall away and a new ocean will form.”  Of course, by then, they will all be dead and unavailable for falsification charges.  See 11/04/2009, 12/09/2005, and 09/19/2007.These recent examples reveal that scientists reserve the right to maintain a great deal of flexibility for moving dates around within the framework.  The framework itself, however, is never questioned.Thomas Kuhn was right.  The science community works happily within the paradigm.  The paradigm is not open to debate.  In Kuhnian science, anomalies are supposed to pile up to the point where mavericks question the paradigm (e.g., 08/07/2009, 04/17/2009, 04/02/2009, 03/09/2009, 12/02/2008, 11/12/2008 and many more examples under “Dating Methods”).  The intellectual capital invested in the deep-time paradigm, however, is so huge, and the ramifications of a concession to the despised creationists so distasteful, that exceptional efforts are made to maintain the paradigm in spite of anomalies (07/02/2007, 11/26/2007, 07/25/2008).  Much of that effort is devoted to simple declarative statements that things are old, repeated often enough so that the public rests in the aura of deep time.  That way, the unfathomable antiquity of the world is, after sufficient indoctrination, intuitively obvious.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Majority of crops not yet ready for harvest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Portions of the northwest and southeast corners of the State received just over an inch of rain while the rest of the State saw less than normal amounts of rainfall, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending September 29. Temperatures averaging about 8 degrees above normal coupled with dry conditions helped to mature corn and soybeans, although they were still well behind the 5- year average development. The percent of corn and soybeans rated in good to excellent condition increased 1 percentage point over last week but remained 30 percentage points below the 5-year average for soybeans and 29 percentage points below the 5-year average for corn. Winter wheat planting progress leapt ahead of last year and the 5-year average as planters rolled quickly through dry fields. Pasture conditions decreased slightly as growth was stunted, down 2 percentage points from last week and 21 percentage below the 5-year average. Hay harvest kept moving as the third cutting of Alfalfa was almost finished and fourth cutting moved ahead of last year’s progress. You can read the full report here.last_img read more