first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vaccinated but still infected with polio? What happened? Duque explains Beermen rise from 29 down, stun Painters for 2-0 semis lead Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted The 34-year-old guard dealt the most damage by firing a team-best 34 points built on 10 triples to lead the Beermen’s 117-105 comeback win after being down by as much as 29.The 41-point swing by San Miguel was the biggest in the league since Alaska’s 45-point turnaround 14 years ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSan Miguel coach Leo Austria, who admitted he was awestruck with his charges’ fightback, said that he was even more impressed with the shooting of Ross, who has long been regarded as a defensive specialist.“I cannot believe [what just happened], especially with Chris,” he told reporters shortly after the game that brought them to within a win of booking their 42nd Finals appearance.  LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer View comments Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists “I feel like he channeled Marcio’s spirit—he became our shooter,” Austria said of his ward, who with all those long-distance shots, not only filled the void left by the injured marksman in Macio Lassiter, but also put him alongside the elite club of locals who made at least 10 in a game.Ross, though, was amused with his aim, but not surprised.“I put in a lot of work in my game. It’s never surprising when results come. The biggest thing in practice is trusting the work you put in,” he said of his performance that eclipsed a previous career-high of 31 points.Not only did Ross script a sensational shooting performance that put him alongside the likes of Lassiter, Allan Caidic, Kenneth Duremdes, and Roger Pogoy, he was also able to respond to his buddy’s challenge.“Actually, on my way here, I was texting with Marcio. He was just telling me, man, ’Bro, just shoot the ball, man. Trust your work and just shoot the ball,” Ross said. “So when you get a text like that from one of the best shooters ever in the history of the league, you do what he says. So I went out there and just shot the ball, man.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer had to go through the tougher route on its way to victory in Game 2 over Rain or Shine.And it was Chris Ross who bailed the Beermen out.ADVERTISEMENT Benefits of township living “Luckily, I was able to make a few,” Ross said with a chuckle. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgEach week, we’ll be featuring opinion pieces from the alumni and current participants of AFF’s Writing Fellows Program. A few highlights from the past week are below. Do you dream of having bylines like these? We can help make those a reality. Apply now for our fall session of the Writing Fellows Program! Applications are open now through August 23!How China’s political earthquake threatens its ‘president for life’ by Tyler Grant (Summer 2018) in The Washington ExaminerBefore an earthquake hits, there are tiny indicators along tectonic fault lines that geophysicists think might tell us what’s coming. Along the proverbial Ring of Fire, political tremors in China have rippled for months. The escalating protests in Hong Kong are the result.Last year, Hong Kong resident Chan Tong-kai killed his girlfriend during a visit to Taiwan and returned to Hong Kong. Police couldn’t extradite Chan because no extradition treaty exists between Hong Kong and Taiwan. To close this loophole, the Legislative Council of Hong Kong proposed the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019, which would allow Hong Kong to extradite fugitives to any country.What residents worry about most is extradition to China…The El Paso Shooter Clearly Deserves The Death Penalty — But That’s Not Always the Case by Natalie Dowzicky (Summer 2019) in TownhallAfter the El Paso gunman took the lives of 22 people, it’s no surprise that he now faces the death penalty. He’s been charged with federal domestic terrorism by county officials, who have gathered mountains of evidence indicating he’d been planning the attack for some time. Of course, it’s an unspeakable tragedy, and the punishment for such a heavy crime is fitting. As El Paso District Attorney Jaime Esparza told reporters on Sunday, “I know the death penalty is something very powerful, but in this occasion it’s something that’s necessary.” Esparza is right — the penalty is extremely powerful, and this is one case where a state is very clearly being just in wielding that power. Far too often, though, that’s not the case…Well-Intentioned Energy Policies Are Hurting Consumers by Krisztina Pusok (Fall 2017) in Inside SourcesIn most states, homeowners with rooftop solar panels can feed back any excess energy they produce back into the grid, earning either energy credits or direct payments in return. The policy is called net metering, and its intent — to encourage the adoption of clean energy systems — is laudable.Yet the net metering programs in place around the country create a host of adverse, unintended consequences that outweigh their benefits, especially for low-income households, according to a new report by the American Consumer Institute…last_img read more

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#New Media#news#NYT#web YouTube has quietly begun offering a variety of movies and TV episodes available for rental at After experimenting with $5 rentals of Sundance Film Festival movies this January, the site is now offering 48 hour rentals mostly between 99 cents and $3.99. Rental fees are paid through Google Check-out. Independent, Bollywood, Manga and documentary films dominate the charts so far. We expect a formal announcement from YouTube about the store soon, we were tipped off to its opening this morning by reader Ron Ilan, creator of children’s video aggregator site creator Totol. Gigaom’s video industry blog NewTeeVee reported that YouTube expanded its rental program in February beyond the Sundance films, but didn’t make a whole lot of money on early experiments with paid viewing. Video rentals have been available in iTunes for two years now. Microsoft has also seen some success in renting videos for more than 3 years through its XBox Video Marketplace.Are you interested in renting videos from YouTube? I am. Every time I open up one of those Netflix envelopes and stick a disk into my computer, I wonder “how much longer are we going to be using these physical media to transport video?” The end is clearly in sight for that method. YouTube is a great lightweight video community. If existing channel producers leverage the rental store on occasion, it could be a nice win for everyone. Bring on the rentals!last_img read more

first_imgAround 600 differently-abled athletes participating in the National Para-Athletics Championships, held in Ghaziabad, were in for a rude shock after they were allotted unhygienic and difficult living conditions. They complained that the wheelchair-bound athletes were unable to use the ramp.  “We have not got proper food, eating poori and one vegetable dish for the last four days. We walk with sticks and we have been put up at second floor. They don’t even have ramps for wheelchair-bound athletes. Toilets are dirty, there are no fans, no water,” said Yogesh, a participating athlete.”I fell down three times while taking bath today, we are drinking water from a tanker and it has not been cleaned and the toilets are filthy,” added Vinay, another participant.Taking a strong view of the shocking incident, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday sought a report from the organisers and promised to take action within 24 hours.Sonowal said he has asked for a detailed report from Paralympic Committee of India as well as from his secretary after athletes participating in the National Para-Athletics Championships at Janhit Para Sports Grounds (Madhuban, Bapudham) at Ghaziabad were asked to stay at messy and unkempt rooms at a building.”Well-being of all athletes is a priority for us. Differently-abled athletes and their well-being is a priority for us. We are examining the matter and looking into the reasons for mismanagement of the event,” Sonowal said.”I have asked my sports secretary to take immediate action and submit a report within 24 hours, based on that I will take action. On our part, there is no discrimination between able-bodied and differently-abled athletes. The national federations, whether of able-bodied and differently-abled, have a duty and responsibility to look after the well-being of athletes. If they have any problem, they (the organisers) should have approached us. We are always there to help,” he added.advertisementThe championship was organised by the Uttar Pradesh unit of the Paralympic Committee of India.last_img read more