Scoreboard roundup — 1/9/20

first_img Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhiladelphia 109, Boston 98Cleveland 115, Detroit 112 — OTMinnesota 116, Portland 102Oklahoma City 113, Houston 92NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEBoston 5, Winnipeg 4Florida 5, Vancouver 2Edmonton 4 ,Montreal 2NY Rangers 6, New Jersey 3Tampa Bay 4, Arizona 0St. Louis 5, Buffalo 1Nashville 5, Chicago 2Calgary 2, Minnesota 1Los Angeles 5 ,Vegas 2Dallas 3, Anaheim 0San Jose 3, Columbus 1TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLGonzaga 94, San Diego 50Michigan St. 74, Minnesota 58Oregon 74, Arizona 73Michigan 84, Purdue 78Wichita St. 76, Memphis 67Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img January 10, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/9/20last_img read more

Latest Boko Haram tunnels discovered in Borno State

first_imgThe Nigerian Army has announced the destruction of all Boko Haram camps and enclaves in Kerenowa and Chikun Gudu in Borno State.Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, said this was in continuation of troops’ efforts to defeat Boko Haram terrorists in the country.He said troops of the 5 Brigade Nigerian Army had been making tremendous progress and had been able to comprehensively destroy all Boko Haram camps and enclaves at the border towns of Kerenowa and Chikun Gudu as well as their contiguous villages in Borno State.During the operation which is ongoing, troops discovered and destroyed over 20 well fortified terrorist camps in the general area of Kerenowa, Usman said.The Army spokesman disclosed that the camps were at the gateway to Kerenoa, Gumada and Dogon Gida.He said the terrorists had dug twin tunnels to conceal their facilities and routes in and out of the camp to evade aerial reconnaissance and bombardment.“Among facilities  discovered were training areas equipped with instructional and training materials that include wooden guns, amongst others,” Usman added.From Abuja, CCTV’s Kelechi Emekalam was with this update.last_img read more

Preventing Aging Through Darwin-Free Science

first_img These discoveries suggest more amazement ahead.  “The v-ATPase consists of multicomponent V0 and V1 domains and operates through an incompletely understood mechanism in which each cycle of ATP hydrolysis by the V1 sector generates torque that rotates the membrane domain of V0, known as the rotor,” is how the researchers in the last entry above described the machine.  “In turn, this movement enables the transfer of protons into the lysosomal lumen, causing its acidification.”  Later in the paper, they added, “The v-ATPase is large and complex and has many functions that cannot easily be teased apart in live cells.”  It appears many more fascinating discoveries about cellular machines await. Does anyone really need commentary after this?  These stories, that owed nothing to Darwin, speak for themselves.  His Victorian mystery religion would have been a distraction.  None of these papers even mentioned evolution: the focus was on elegant engineering, quality control, machinery, process management, and hope for a better life through good old empirical research.  Imagine if Aristotle, Descartes or Leeuwenhoek would have seen what we are seeing now.  Rotary engines!  Checkpoints!  Multi-sensory inputs!  Signaling circuits!  If you are not already thankful, you should be.(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Will new discoveries in biochemistry lead to longer lives?  There are hopeful signs that aging can be delayed, if not prevented.  Whether or not that happens in our lifetimes (causing new worries for Social Security), scientists are learning amazing things about how cells work that should give us more reason for Thanksgiving. 100-year-old youth:  Get this. Skin cells taken from donors aged 74 to 101 have been returned to newborn youth, using the induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) method of reprogramming cells to the pluripotent state.  According to Science Daily, signs of aging were “erased” in these cells.  They “recovered their capacity for self-renewal and their former differentiation potential, and do not preserve any traces of previous aging.”  This means that age is not a barrier to reprogramming.  Elders can imagine a fountain of youth: “This research paves the way for the therapeutic use of iPS, insofar as an ideal source of adult cells is provided, which are tolerated by the immune system and can repair organs or tissues in elderly patients.” Your personal fountain of youth:  If your own skin cells can be rejuvenated fresh as a baby, why not bank them?  In “Personal Stem Cell Banks Could Be Staple of Future Health Care,” Science Daily discussed that very possibility.  Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center found that old stem cells can be rejuvenated by placing them in a young microenvironment.  “This raises the possibility that patients’ own stem cells may one day be rescued and banked to treat their age-related diseases.”  The Texans were apparently unaware of the work cited above that shows even centenarians donating cells that can be regenerated like new: “Older stem cells are not as robust as young ones,” this article claimed.  If they are robust, why not store them like gold for a rainy day? Eternal cells:  Ever since telomeres (like caps on the ends of chromosomes) were found to act as a countdown mechanism for cell division, researchers have been eager to know if their lifetimes can be extended.  There is an enzyme, telomerase, that puts new telomeres on chromosomes, but usually just in embryonic cells.  Medical Xpress reported that scientists at the German Cancer Research Center have found an alternate pathway for telomere lengthening.  Research shows that some cancer cells use this alternate mechanism; that is why they keep dividing without limit.  Learning how to prolong telomeres for good cells and arrest them for tumor cells is an important work in progress (see 9/25/2010). Checking checkpoints:  Having checkpoints makes for good quality control in any engineering process.  Remarkably, cells have checkpoints, too.  Science Daily reported on work at the University of Warwick to study the “spindle checkpoint” in cell division that determines “How Daughter Cells Receive the Same Number of Chromosomes.”  When that checkpoint is breached, aggressive cancer can result.  The article quoted a member of the research team who said, “This cell division process is monitored by the body’s surveillance system known as the ‘spindle checkpoint’, and that is only switched off once everything within the cell is set up correctly. Amazingly, all of the elements of this process are conserved from yeast to human cells.”  Much of biomedical research concerns finding ways to repair mutations to processes that were already there to prevent harm. The navigators:  You don’t have to put a pyramid over your head, according to another article on Science Daily; you already have pyramid-shaped neurons in your cerebellum called “place cells” with a natural alternative to psychic powers.  “Each place cell is activated at specific location of the environment and gives dynamic information about self-location relative to the external world,” the article said.  “These neurons thus generate a cognitive map in the hippocampal system through the integration of multi sensory inputs combining external information (such as visual, auditory, olfactory and tactile cues) and inputs generated by self-motion (i.e. optic flow, proprioceptive [sense of limb position] and vestibular [inner-ear] information).”  Scientists at Ruhr University learned this from mice, but it’s probably true of mice and men, and women, too. Internal sunscreen for that young look:  Tanning: we’ve been warned too much is harmful.  But the melanin in skin and eyes that darkens us upon exposure to ultraviolet light helps protect us, too.  Medical Xpress said that while it takes days for UVB light to give that beach bronze look, our skin reacts much quicker to the more dangerous UVA – even within seconds.  In the skin and the eye, with rhodopsin assisting, melanin production is triggered, absorbing UVA before it can lead to oxidative damage, and “converting it to a less harmful energy in the form of heat.”  That’s what artificial sunscreens try to do anyway.  Thankfully, your skin has heat sensors that remind you to get out of the sun. Rotary teamwork:  ATP synthase made the news again in another wonderful way.  The little rotary engines that generate ATP (the cell’s energy currency) work with other components that lubricate them.  Science Daily reported work at Oxford University that learned how fatty acids interact with the engines.  Sure enough, they “act as a ‘lubricant’ for the motor,” the scientists said. Maybe that gives the edge for the grand prize of 100% efficiency (see 10/14/2011). Rotary recycling:  A cousin of ATP synthase is vacuolar ATP synthase (v-ATPase).  It has the same rotary structure but spends ATP to pump protons into vacuoles and lysosomes, creating acidic conditions where cells break down and recycle used parts.  In Science this week (334:6056, 11/04/2011, pp. 678-683, doi:10.1126/science.1207056), Zoncu et al. found an unexpected connection between v-ATPase and a protein complex in lysosomes named mTOR that is a “master growth regulator that is stimulated by amino acids.”  Elaborating on its important role, they said, “This multicomponent protein kinase integrates inputs from growth factors as well as nutrient and energy supplies to control many biosynthetic and catabolic processes.”  The team discovered that the rotary motor v-ATPase is intrinsically involved in an amino-acid signaling process that causes the mTOR complex 1 to translocate to the organelle surface.  “These results identify the v-ATPase as a component of the mTOR pathway and delineate a lysosome-associated machinery for amino acid sensing,” the researchers said, thus recognizing v-ATPase having a more sophisticated role than just a proton pump. Apparently, the accumulation of amino acids in the lumen of the lysosome activates the motors to pump protons.  This, in turn, puts the mTOR complex into action.last_img read more

Photo library: Business and industry 9

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Business & Industry contact sheet (1.8MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Cape Town, Western Cape province: Set of a German advert production. Cape Town attracts many international film productions. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Set of a German advert production. Cape Town attracts many international film productions. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Inside the design studio of Hip Hop, a successful fashion label in the city centre. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Inside the design studio of Hip Hop, a successful fashion label in the city centre. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Inside the design studio of Hip Hop, a successful fashion label in the city centre.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Inside the design studio of Hip Hop, a successful fashion label in the city centre.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Inside the design studio of Hip Hop, a successful fashion label in the city centre. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Inside the design studio of Hip Hop, a successful fashion label in the city centre. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Inside the design studio of Hip Hop, a successful fashion label in the city centre.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY 9: {loadposition business}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

Sore knee could sideline Cavs’ Shumpert for another week

first_imgShumpert is averaging 6.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 18.2 minutes for the Cavs, who are just 3-4 and take a three-game losing streak into Wednesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers.The 27-year-old Shumpert has made one start as coach Tyronn Lue has been forced to juggle his lineups because of injuries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutShumpert is in his fourth season with Cleveland, which acquired him during the 2014-15 season in a trade with the Knicks. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Read Next US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH PLAY LIST 01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:46Duterte has only scratches on elbow, knee after motorcycle accident — Go02:27Another ‘ninja cop’ dismissed from service01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Iman Shumpert of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at Barclays Center on October 25, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Cleveland Cavaliers reserve guard Iman Shumpert could miss another week with a sore right knee.Shumpert sat out Sunday’s loss to the New York Knicks and underwent an MRI on Monday. The team says tests didn’t reveal any structural damage, and he will be out five to seven days while undergoing treatment and rehab.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA PSG, Bayern advance in Champions League; Man Utd must wait View comments MOST READlast_img read more

Indian Open boxing: Mary Kom assured of medal, Pawan Narwal advances

first_imgSix-time world champion Mary Kom made a successful return to 51kg category by overwhelming her opponent Mala Rai of Nepal to reach the semifinals and be assured of a medal as Indians continued to dominate the India Open boxing tournament here Tuesday.Walking into the ring to the loud cheers of a packed crowd at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium here, the London Olympic bronze medallist wasted little time in her 5-0 win.Such was the aura of the ‘Magnificent’ Mary that even her opponent showed no regret in the loss as she was seen sporting a broad smile hugging the Indian boxing idol in excitement.”It’s also a learning experience for me. The Nepal opponent was experienced and and quite strong. It’s glad to be back in India. We all are trying our best to make the country proud,” Mary Kom, who made her competitive debut at home in 51kg, said.The celebrated Manipuri boxer had opted out of the Asian Championships last month in order to prepare for the World Championships.Mary will be up against fellow Indian and Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat Zareen in a blockbuster semi-final as the duo confirmed two medals for India.Strandja Cup gold medallist Nikhat was equally impressive with a flurry of punches against compatriot Anamika in her 5-0 victory.Up against her ‘idol’, Nikhat will be looking to avenge her South Asian Games defeat to Mary Kom in the semifinals.”I was nervous nervous last time but this time I’m well prepared and hope to give my best,” Nikhat said.advertisementStrandja Cup silver medallist Manju Rani kept attacking her opponent, Cleo Claveras Tesara of Philippines right from the start to earn a win by RSC (Referee Stop Contest) in Round 1 to move to the 48kg semi-finals.Monika was equally dominant in her quarter-final bout against Thailand’s Apaporn Intongsee which she won 5-0.Kalavani was declared winner by RSC in Round 2 over Bhutan’s Tandin Lhamo while Nitu did not enjoy the same fortunes and was blanked 0-5 by former world champion Josie Gabuco of Philippines.Earlier, Haryana youngster Pawan Narwal outsmarted Youth Olympics gold medallist Brian Arregui Agustin in the 69kg category as all the five boxers in the men’s section advanced to the quarterfinals.The Argentine dominated the first round but the the 21-year-old Indian slowly made a come back with his clever footwork to win 4-1 in a split decision.”It was a close fight. He was dangerous with his left hook and landed powerful punches. Pawan outworked him with his clever footwork which was the key,” India’s chief performance director Santiago Nieva told PTI.”He (Narwal) really applied the pressure and the Argentine could not sustain in the end. He scored very well from the outside. It was a fair decision,” Nieva said of the bout, adding that the Haryana lad needs some more international exposure.Narwal will next face Clair Marven of Mauritius for a place in the semifinals.Having lost out four years of competitions at junior level due to suspension of boxing federation, Narwal from Rindhana in Sonepat joined the camp only last year and caught everyone by surprise.In 2018, Narwal had settled for a bronze at the Asian Games Invitational Test Tournament in Jakarta in February. He then went on to change the colour of the medal to silver at the Belgrade International Boxing tournament in August.”We could not compete at the Junior Nationals for four years due to the suspension and made a direct entry to seniors last year,” Narwal said.Talking about the camp in Patiala, he said: “I’ve got some good partners in the camp and Santiago Sir is working really hard for me. There has been a huge improvement in me.”In the bottom half of the draw in the 69kg, experienced Dinesh Dagar, who won a silver medal at the last edition of this tournament, was far from convincing but overcame Filipino Marjon Angcon Pianar 3-2 in a split decision.”He can be better than he did today,” Nieva said of Dagar who had defeated 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Evaldas Petrauskas of Lithuania en route to winning a silver at the GeeBee Tournament in Finland in March.Youth World Championship bronze medalist Ankit Khatana (60kg) began the day for the Indian’s in the men’s section with a win over Ryan Boy Empoc Moreno of Philippines.Ankit will take on Prakash Limbu Ijam of Nepal in the quarterfinals.Ashish (64kg) and Manjit Panghal (75kg) also made the quarterfinals in their respective sections.advertisementlast_img read more

2013 Elite Eight Highlights

first_imgRJ Media have put together some fantastic highlights from the Elite Eight Men’s and Women’s finals, which are now available to view on the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel. The videos feature highlights from the two finals, as well as some great slow motion footage. To view the videos, please visit the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus or click on the links below:Men’s – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJdH8lmIvrg Women’s – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTrnHxvVueI Stay tuned to www.austouch.com.au to hear about when the Elite Eight Series finals will be on television. Related LinksElite Eight Highlightslast_img

10 months ago​Liverpool in Champions League because of Alisson – Robertson

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Liverpool in Champions League because of Alisson – Robertsonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Andy Robertson is still grateful to goalkeeper Alisson.The Brazilian slipped up against Manchester United, fumbling a cross that led to an equalizer. But the Reds managed to get two goals in the second half to win 3-1.And Robertson knows that Alisson has saved Liverpool already this season, which means the odd mistake is forgiven.”He has been unbelievable this season and we all make mistakes,” the Scot said to the Evening Standard.”It is just if Mo Salah or Firmino make a mistake it maybe doesn’t get punished because it is up the other end, but that is unfortunately what a keeper has to put up with, if they make a mistake it usually turns into a goal.”Of course, he will be disappointed with it but he bounced back and we can’t moan about it, he has dug us out Tuesday night and we are still in the Champions League because of him.”We have not dug him out of a hole but we have put in a performance and his error hasn’t been highlighted because we have won the game and that is what a good squad does.” last_img read more

Colin Cowherd Goes On 6-Minute Rant Against Alabama, The SEC

first_imgColin Cowherd goes off on Alabama during The Herd.colin cowherd goes off on alabamaSunday night, FOX Sports radio host Colin Cowherd ruffled a few feathers, dropping a top four that includes both Michigan State and Ohio State, but not SEC heavyweight Alabama. Monday, he doubled down, going on a six-minute rant about the Crimson Tide’s strength of schedule.Cowherd added that the Big Ten, top to middle, is the best conference in college football. He thinks that the SEC is “living off of reputation” this season.“The SEC is living totally off reputation” – @ColinCowherd on why Alabama isn’t in his Top 4. #HerdHere https://t.co/d3sd2DmzEU— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 30, 2015Regardless of what you think about Cowherd’s rant, one thing is certain. If Alabama beats Florida this Saturday, it’ll be part of the playoff. Whether it’ll win the whole thing – that’s up for debate.last_img read more

Vrabel excited for opportunities as Ohio State coach

Ohio State has announced a big-name hire to fill the open coaching position at Ohio State. Former Super Bowl champion Mike Vrabel is set to rejoin the Buckeyes. After former head coach Jim Tressel’s departure and Luke Fickell was chosen to take over the top role, a replacement was needed for Fickell’s previous position as linebacker coach. Fickell said while it took a while to finalize the decision, Vrabel was always his first choice for the job opening. “(Offering Vrabel the job) was always in my mind,” Fickell said. “And then to actually have him come in two to three days later and kind of just look at me and say ‘Give me a reason to retire,’ was something that meant a lot to me.” Vrabel, a former defensive end at OSU from 1993–96, was the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year during both the 1995 and 1996 seasons. During his college playing days, Vrabel was also a defensive line mate with new OSU head coach Luke Fickell —Vrabel was a defensive end while Fickell played nose guard. Vrabel and Fickell were roommates together in college and will now come together after Vrabel’s 14-year NFL career. “I had the opportunity to play for a lot of great teams and a lot of great organizations,” Vrabel said. “Hopefully I can take what I learned from those teams and those organizations and apply to it what we’re trying to do here.” Vrabel’s acceptance of the linebacker coaching job was also the official retirement of his highly-decorated professional football career. “The biggest reason for retirement is none other than there comes a time where you can’t do what you used to do,” Vrabel said. “I’ve come to a point where I can’t train to prepare for an NFL football season … This is where I want to be.” Vrabel was drafted in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers and spent his first four years as a professional there. Vrabel was later traded to the New England Patriots where he became a force on both sides of the ball. In short-yardage situations, Patriots coach Bill Belichick used Vrabel as a tight end. In his eight years with the Patriots, Vrabel, who typically played linebacker, had 10 receptions, all for touchdowns. During his time at New England, Vrabel won three Super Bowls and also appeared in the 2007 Pro Bowl. Vrabel was then traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009, where he is still under contract. Media outlets have reported that multiple sources close to Vrabel expect the former Buckeye to retire from the NFL and accept the coaching position at OSU. Vrabel would be coming to OSU after a recent run-in with law enforcement. On April 5, Vrabel was arrested for theft at an Indiana casino and was released later that day after posting bond. Vrabel called the arrest an “unfortunate misunderstanding.” More recently, Vrabel has been a vocal member of the NFL Players Association and is one of 10 players involved in the antitrust lawsuit against the NFL. Vrabel said that while it is a blessing to be working for his best friend, he would want to coach at Ohio State no matter who was in the head-coaching role. “I work for Luke, I work for Jim Heacock. If it were another coach, I’d still wanna be at Ohio State,” Vrabel said. Jerry Emig, assistant athletics communication director, said the contract details for Vrabel’s hire were still being worked out. Fickell described Vrabel as someone he would want leading his players. “He is a very aggressive, confident person, he communicates very well, he is a very upfront honest person,” Fickell said. “Since the day I met him, he always told me, ‘I’m going to be a coach.’” Vrabel said that what he has done in the past, including winning three Super Bowls, is great, but he is looking forward to his career as a coach at OSU. “I’m proud of my career, but I’m more excited now for this opportunity,” Vrabel said. read more