Leeds boss bemoans crucial missed chance after defeat at Fulham

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesLeeds United boss Paul Heckingbottom bemoaned a missed chance by Caleb Ekuban after his team’s 2-0 defeat at Fulham.Ekuban missed when through on goal moments before Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the second for Fulham.“The big moments were the difference between the teams,” Heckingbottom said.“We can take lots of things from that game: frustration, anger, pleasure, disappointment.“Caleb needs to work on chances like that, definitely. But we win as a team and lose as a team.“Certain things went against us. Some pleasing things came out of the game but I’m getting frustrated.“We more than matched them, but they were good.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoRome Hotels | Search AdsRome Hotels Might be Cheaper Than You ThinkRome Hotels | Search AdsUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

Corning Girls beat Live Oak 5-1 in semi-finals

first_imgCorning >> The Corning girls kept the ball from No. 4 Live Oak for most of the afternoon during their 5-1 win.The Cards made more than 60 steals total with Masiel Anaya and Brisa Martinez leading with nine and eight respectively.Nayeli Lara led the scoring with two goals and Brianna Cardoso, Perla Luevano and Itzel Ramirez each made goals as well. Live Oak made one early goal but was quickly overwhelmed and for the remainder of the game as the Cardinals were determined to keep the ball as …last_img

Feather Evolution Proved?

first_imgAnother claim of feather evolution was reported in PNAS.1  Creationists have long claimed that the evolution of feathers from reptilian scales is an intractable problem for Darwinists (example: 1994 article from Creation magazine).  Does the paper provide incontrovertible proof that feathers had evolved in dinosaurs before birds took flight in the air?    Beipiaosaurus, a therizinopod theropod, discovered in the Liaoning province of China, was announced in 1999.  The latest paper by the discoverer Xing Xu discusses a new feather type found in a second specimen.  Xing Xu claims that all the intermediate steps in feather evolution predicted in a 1999 model by R. O. Prum (Natural History Museum, University of Kansas)2  have now been filled in: “Although the EBFFs [elongated broad filamentous feathers] in the basal therizinosaur Beipiaosaurus differ from the predicted stage I morphology in some features, such as their somewhat planar form, their discovery nevertheless documents an unbranched feather morphology in nonavian theropods and thus completes the array of fossil evidence for the morphological series predicted by the developmental models.”    Summaries of the paper can be found on Live Science and the BBC News.  One of the main points Xu et al made was that these “integumentary structures” could never have been used for flight.  Beipiaosaurus was 7 feet long, after all, and some therizionsaurs reached 40 feet.  Also, the feather impressions were found only along the head, neck, torso and tail.  He proposed instead that they were used for mating displays.    Speculations about the origin of feathers go way back (10/30/2002).  Thomas Huxley in the 1800s speculated about the origin of birds from dinosaurs.  The story has become more complex than a simple line from one to the other.  A bewildering array of specimens defies any neat, uncontroversial classification.Update 01/22/2009: After this entry was posted, news of another “feathered dinosaur” was found on National Geographic News.  This specimen, Anchiornis huxleyii (named for Thomas Huxley who first suggested a dinosaur-to-bird link), is the smallest of all.  The purported feathers on this specimen, which cover the body and head, are apparently too indistinct to classify.  Its long forearms suggests that it was capable of flying or gliding.  Its estimated age seems close to that of Archaeopteryx.  Xing Xu’s paper calls it a “maniraptoran dinosaur” but whether the maniraptorans should be called “dinosaurs” at all seems open to revision.3   1.  Xing Xu, Xiaoting Zheng and Hailu You, “A new feather type in a nonavian theropod and the early evolution of feathers,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS January 20, 2009 vol. 106 no. 3 832-834, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0810055106.2.  Abstract available from PubMed.3.  The maniraptoran clade, which includes the true birds, was invented in 1986.  Maniraptorans typically have long forearms (like bird wings) and are so classified by the arbitrary rule “all dinosaurs closer to modern birds than to the ornithomimids.”  Since the grouping includes many extinct species known only from skeletal features, some with faint “feather-like impressions,” and scientists disagree on the salient characteristics among mosaics of traits, the placement of this or that fossil in the group, or the status of the group itself, appears subjective.Here at CEH, we respect empirical evidence and believe in following the evidence where it leads.  There are some strange aspects to this story, however, that should lead any observer to avoid jumping to conclusions. The only “feathered” dinosaur specimens come from the Liaoning Province of China.  Therizinopods from North America do not have the integumentary structures.  The rebuttal is that the fossils from Liaoning have exceptional preservation.  But so do other areas in the world, like Germany (see the important 03/15/2006 entry).  Why are none found elsewhere?The “Feathered dinosaur” fossils all come from the Yixian formation in China and all began surfacing in the 1990s.  Archaeopteryx has been known since the time of Darwin.  And why is the same scientist, Xing Xu, so personally involved in these revelations?  A diversity of independent discoverers would be healthy.China has strong motivation to find spectacular fossils.  Workers in the fossil quarries know that spectacular finds bring more money.Western evolutionists have strong motivation to link dinosaurs with birds.  Recall the rush to judgment National Geographic made over Archaeoraptor that embarrassed them when it was found by Xing Xu to be a hoax.The word feather is being used carelessly.  These are elongated fibers, if anything – nothing like the pennate feathers on birds with closed vanes, linked by a complex interlocking system of barbs and barbules.The phylogeny of Beipiaosaurus and other therizinopods is controversial.  Every once in awhile the family tree gets rearranged.The presumed feathers could be artifacts of the fossilization process at Liaoning.  Some have proposed they are flayed fibers of skin collagen.The earliest-claimed “feathered dinosaur” Sinosauropteryx remains controversial (see the pro-Darwinist Wikipedia entry).  Scientists are not sure if the “feathers” are flayed collagen and where this species fits in the evolutionary tree (05/23/2007, 01/09/2008).The integumentary structures had nothing to do with flight.  They probably did not provide insulation, either.  It is not clear what “evolutionary advantage” they played, if anything.  The hypothesis that they were used for mating displays is just that – a hypothesis.  How can one test it on an extinct animal?Original papers on these feathered-dinosaur claims usually describe them as “protofeathers” or “integumentary structures” leaving some doubt about what they really were.  The ones with unambiguous feathers are arguably true birds, not dinosaurs.The only other part of the world with well-preserved feathers is Germany, where Archaeopteryx was found.  This was a true bird capable of powered flight.  It possessed asymmetrical, pennaceous feathers.  Archaeopteryx, furthermore, is placed earlier than the so-called feathered dinosaurs.Artist reconstructions tend to get carried away with exaggerating the integumentary structures to look like feathers.  Judge from the fossils, not from the artwork.Of the 21 “feathered dinosaur” species listed by Wikipedia, all have problems either in classification or in identifying the integumentary structures as feathers.  Their list includes Velociraptor but the only evidence is the putative instance of quill knobs on one specimen (see 09/22/2007).  A careful reading of the article shows only inference based on evolutionary thinking: “The fact that the ancestors of Velociraptor were feathered and possibly capable of flight long suggested to paleontologists that Velociraptor bore feathers as well, since even flightless birds today retain most of their feathers.”  The article also entertains the possibility that they were secondarily flightless.  Their list also includes Juravenator, which had only scales, not feathers (see Mr. Dinofeather Xing Xu himself waffle about this in the 03/15/2006 entry).Some of the “feathered dinosaurs” on the list may have devolved from birds and become flightless, like the kiwi is believed to have become secondarily flightless.  This has been proposed for Epidexipteryx, for example (see 10/22/2008), and Caudipteryx.A careful look at the list shows that feathers are inferred among many of them – this, again, based on evolutionary assumptions.  “Inferred” feathers are imaginary feathers (06/13/2007, 07/09/2008).  We must go with the actual feathers found on specimens that are clear of hoax suspicions.  The ones marked with “pennaceous feathers” (not “pennaceous feathers inferred,” as with Velociraptor) are arguably all birds that could fly or, as in the case of Caudipteryx, lost the ability to fly.Are there really 21 distinct species on the Wikipedia list, or is this a manufactured classification based on evolutionary assumptions?  How much overlap is there?  Sinocalliopteryx, for instance, is described as a larger version of Huaxiagnathus.  Some had no feathers at all but were only inferred to have feathers based on their presumed evolutionary position.  As with human evolution, where fossils could be reclassified as clearly human (Neanderthal) or clearly ape (Lucy), an outside observer could reclassify all the members as either birds or reptiles.  The presence of a consensus among doctrinaire Darwinists does not necessarily correlate with truth.Placing the known specimens into an evolutionary sequence is a human activity that does not derive objectively from the bones themselves (see 10/06/2004).Where are the skeptics?  Science thrives on controversy.  Skeptics of dinosaur-to-bird evolution like Alan Feduccia (10/10/2005) and Storrs Olson rarely get a hearing in the Darwin Chorus.  When their views are mentioned at all, it is usually just to drown them out with the chorus.  Remember Storrs Olson said in 2001, “They want to see feathers . . . so they see feathers.  This is simply an exercise in wishful thinking” (03/13/2001).  That doesn’t make for good press in the newspapers.01/25/2008).  This gets comical real fast (click the Tweety bird).    Without the “evolutionary thinking” that has become the mind-altering drug of choice among today’s paleontologists, we would simply recognize that our present world is impoverished of many complex and interesting animals that once lived on this planet.  There would not be this insatiable lust to link them into trees to honor their idol, Charles Darwin.  However the activity makes them feel good, it is a hallucination, not an observation.(Visited 74 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Putting malaria to sleep, for good

first_imgA Namibian family with their new bed net. (Image: Malaria No More) MEDIA CONTACTS • Collins Boakye-Agyemang  WHO regional office for Africa  +47 241 39420 RELATED ARTICLES • Defeating malaria “within reach” • SA’s mortality rates on the decline • Malaria cases halved in SA • Top WEF award for SA singer • Holgate’s goodwill drive to JubaEmily van RijswijckEvery night at 9pm, in certain African communities, the NightWatch communications campaign reminds people, via radio, television and text messages, to get under their mosquito nets as part of the the fight against malaria.It’s a simple idea, yet one which is starting to bear fruit on a continent where about 81% of the world’s malaria incidences and 95% of all malaria deaths occur, according to the World Health Organisation.The disease, which is preventable and curable, affects the lives of almost half of the world’s population, with pregnant women and children under five most at risk.The 30-second NightWatch message is broadcast with the help of various corporate partners.Adding their voicesIn one of the messages, the familiar, soothing voice of Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour asks: “It’s 9pm. Are you and your family safe under your mosquito nets tonight?”In other voice clips and visuals, well-known personalities such as Akon, R Kelly and soccer legend Alexandre Song are featured, adding weight to the life-saving importance of using mosquito nets.More than 20 top musicians, community leaders and athletes have so far participated in the programme, which aims to tackle the pandemic head on with simple, yet pithy messages.An initiative of Malaria No More and South Africa’s Lalela Project, it was launched in Senegal in 2010 but has since rolled out in Chad, Tanzania and Cameroon.On a continent where a child still dies from the disease every 45 seconds, NightWatch hopes to act as a consistent reminder to take action.The goal of the programme is to increase mosquito net usage, minimise the incidence of malaria and thereby bring down malaria deaths in Africa.Malaria No More aims to put a stop to all malaria deaths by 2015.The main thing is to change people’s mindsets and convince them to use the bed nets, says Richard Bona, Cameroonian musician. It is estimated that about 50% of households in sub-Saharan Africa now have at least one bed net.Since its inception in 2010, NightWatch has reached more than nine-million people.In August 2011 NightWatch-Cameroon was launched, along with a campaign which saw 8.6-million bed nets distributed throughout the country. It is Cameroon’s first-ever universal mosquito net campaign in partnership with various large corporations.One of these, ExxonMobil Corporation, is also sponsoring the Nightwatch-Cameroon broadcast.International recognitionLast year the NightWatch programme was recognised by the World Petroleum Council as the most outstanding project and innovation in the oil and gas sector in the Social Responsibility category. ExxonMobil received the award, which is only given every three years, at the 20th World Petroleum Congress in Doha, Qatar, on 5 December 2011.Considered to be one of the most prestigious in the petroleum sector, the award recognises private and public companies and institutions for outstanding projects or innovations. The organisation received over 100 submissions vying for recognition.Suzanne McCarron, president of the ExxonMobil Foundation, said the programme serves as a healthy reminder every night to millions of Africans that malaria is a preventable and treatable disease.The company has channelled more than $100-million (R776-million) into the global fight since 2000.Elsewhere on the continentA number of other organisations and individuals are taking the malaria epidemic on.Africa’s leading telecommunications provider MTN, has also entered the fray, targeting five-million of its subscribers with regular bed net reminders via a text message system.And in Ghana, confectionary giant Hershey’s is using its cocoa link mobile phone network to reach cocoa farmers in the country. Some 2 500 farmers receive regular malaria prevention messages warning them of the dangers of the disease and the related decrease in productivity which results from the illness.In Cameroon the Muna Foundation, working with several renowned African artists and Malaria No More, created a catchy anthem under the K.O. PALU (knock out malaria) campaign. The song is sung in a mix of English, French and ethnic dialects, urging urge locals to fight the disease by taking their medication, going to the hospital and sleeping under the treated mosquito nets.Since the beginning of 2011 more than 16-million Cameroonians have received the encouraging message.K.O.PALU started in August 2011 and aims to increase public awareness against malaria, especially through the distribution of impregnated bed-nets, a strategy with which South Africa’s own adventurer-explorer Kingsley Holgate has become synonymous.Holgate and his family have traversed the continent in their trusty Land-Rovers, handing out impregnated nets to hundreds of families. He is a staunch activist of the global United Against Malaria campaign.last_img read more

Proteas made to fight against Zimbabwe

first_img13 August 2014The Proteas confirmed their status as the number one team in test cricket when they defeated ninth-ranked Zimbabwe by nine wickets in a one-off test at the Harare Sports Club on Tuesday.While the margin of victory was comfortable and came within four days, the South Africans were made to fight hard during the match, with Zimbabwe using the slow pitch to restrict the Proteas to only 2.50 runs per over in their first innings of 397, which lasted 158.3 overs.Proteas’ off-spinner Dane Piedt, on debut, played a key role in the outcome of the contest, earning the man of the match award for his performance after picking up eight wickets to help South Africa to victory in the first meeting between the sides in nine years.Challenging pitch“You have to encounter different wickets and they made a wicket that probably suited them more than us,” Proteas’ captain Hashim Amla said afterwards.“Special mention to our batters for digging deep and getting that crucial lead. The ball was turning and they played really well.“Piedt bowled exceptionally well,” he added. “He stuck to his job and the pitch assisted him too. I hope he continues to grow.”Steyn’s excellenceWhile Piedt explored the favourable conditions well, fast bowler Dale Steyn showed why he is the world’s number one ranked test bowler by also picking up eight wickets, even though the pitch was far from helpful to the quicks.South African bowling coach Allan Donald praised his three-pronged pace attack and made special mention of Morne Morkel, who went wicketless in the first innings, finishing with 0 for 39 in 19 overs, followed by 3 for 15 in 15 in Zimbabwe’s second innings.‘Outstanding’“It’s a great attribute that Dale and Morne can swing the old ball and credit to our three pacers for being outstanding,” Donald said.“Morne always flies below the radar. He’s the big donkey of the team. He does terrific work. He does so much work behind the scenes.”“We were competitive for three days and were blown away after lunch today,” said Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor.Retaining the number one rankingHaroon Lorgat, the CEO of Cricket South Africa, said in a statement: “All test matches are important, but this win was key for the Proteas to retain their number one ranking on the ICC Test Championship table.“Zimbabwe put up an expected tough fight for which they are to be commended, and it shows that all teams are hard to beat under their own conditions, regardless of their ranking.“The Proteas once again, as they did in Sri Lanka, showed their ability to play the conditions that are placed in front of them and at times it may have looked unattractive, but they got the job done with their typical determination.”Significant matchLorgat said it was a significant match, when he added: “Considering the need to develop cricket on our continent, it was fitting to resume competition against our neighbours in the most significant format after a break of almost a decade.”After winning the toss on Saturday, Zimbabwe batted first and posted 256 all out, with captain Taylor leading the way with 93.Wicket with first ball in test cricketOpener Hamilton Masakadza weighed in with 45, but was bowled by Piedt with the off-spinner’s very first ball in test cricket. Piedt went on to finish with 4 for 90, while Dale Steyn picked up a five-for, knocking over 5 for 46 in 22.4 overs.The South African batsmen had to graft hard in their response to the Zimbabwean batting effort, with the slow pitch and some negative bowling lines keeping the scoring rate down.Top scorerThat, however, was not something that bothered Faf du Plessis, whose game is perfectly suited to that kind of challenge. He top scored with 98, while Quinton de Kock contributed 81 and shared a partnership of 119 with Du Plessis for the fifth wicket.Dean Elgar, with 61, and JP Duminy, with 55, also registered half-centuries as the Proteas tallied 397.Off-break bowler John Nyumbu, playing in his first test match, claimed 5 for 157 in 49.3 overs.Batting strugglesBatting again, Zimbabwe failed to get out of first gear. Vusi Sibanda made 45 at the top of the order, and Richmond Mutumbani added an entertaining 43 later in the innings, but there was little else to get excited about as the home side totalled just 181 all out the second time around..Piedt snared 4 for 62 in 25 overs, Steyn picked up 3 for 38 and Morkel removed the remaining three batsmen.That left South Africa needing only 41 for victory and they duly reached the required target in the 11th over of their second innings, with Elgar out for 21.Forthcoming fixturesSouth Africa and Zimbabwe next meet in three one-day internationals, starting on Sunday at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.That series will be followed by a Tri-Nations tournament, also featuring Australia, beginning on Wednesday, 27 August, in Harare.last_img read more

Hemp, Lake Erie water quality among several OFU policy priorities for 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Farmers Union added hemp cultivation and specific recommendations for Lake Erie water quality woes in its 2019 statement of public policy proposals.Adopted at its recent state convention in Lima, OFU’s “Special Orders of Business” outline the organization’s legislative and executive branch priorities on both the state and national level for the year.Two topics new on OFU’s slate this year are industrial hemp production in Ohio and a call for state political leaders to lessen the tax burden on Ohio’s woodlands.“While we are grateful for the recent changes to the CAUV formula, there still exists issues with some outlandish tax assessments on woodlands around the state. Woodlands provide immense environmental benefits and we’ll be talking to state leaders this year about tweaks to their valuation for tax purposes,” said Joe Logan, OFU president. “With harmful algal blooms and other water quality issues, we need to make sure we don’t negatively incentivize farmers and rural landowners regarding conservation.”Logan is also optimistic about the prospects for industrial hemp production in Ohio. Since the 2018 Farm Bill lifted the federal prohibition on the cultivation of industrial hemp, Logan said he’s been contacted by a growing number of farmers and even a Texas state ag official looking for information on what Ohio’s approach will be to the crop.“The ball is in the state of Ohio’s court — and I know that officials at the Ohio Dept. of Agriculture are aware that there’s a growing number of farmers who may wish to diversify by adding hemp to their crop rotation,” Logan said. “The Ohio Farmers Union supports a state hemp program, but only in the event that it’s designed to work and be available to all farmers in all parts of the state.”Logan said hemp is a unique and versatile crop for the fiber to the oil derived from the plant. He does sound a note of caution however regarding the market outlook.“There are a few ‘get rich quick’ ideas out there,” he said. “Farmers need to do their homework and be aware of how the markets work now and have a plan.”OFU also tweaked its nutrient management and Lake Erie water quality special order. The family farm organization is continuing to support former Gov. John Kasich’s executive order, which identified eight watersheds feeding the harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie’s western basin. OFU’s lengthy proposal boils down to accepting impaired or distressed status for those watersheds and using funds available through SB 299 (2018) for soil testing in those areas and eventual suspension of manure spreading in “hot spots.”“We believe the state should use federal EPA’s ‘adaptive management’ concept which would allow for constant review of the data and reassessment of any action plans,” Logan said. “We believe that state agencies working with researchers and the affected farmers can ultimately manage this situation so that any prohibitions or additional regulations would be lifted when the local data reflects a return to acceptable phosphorous loads.”Also included in OFU’s policy proposals this year:A statement that USDA should respect the will of Congress on SNAP work requirements;Renewed support for the renewable fuel standard and condemnation of the overuse of so-called “hardship waivers” by the fossil fuel industry;Increased accountability for state and federal agricultural commodity check-off programs;A slate of healthcare reform proposals that would benefit rural Americans;Support for a solar energy project in Highland County;A moratorium on monopolistic, anti-competitive corporate mergers in ag industry;Tax credits for sellers of farmland to beginning farmers in Ohio; and,Support for the Buy American Agricultural Act.Follow this link to read the 2019 OFU Special Orders in their entirety.last_img read more

NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 4

first_imgTeng favored to win D-League MVP plum MOST READ 1. Rey Nambatac – G, Letran Knights 23.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.0 stealsLast Week: N/AFILE PHOTO by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt took a while before Rey Nambatac got his bearings this season. And when he finally figured things out? Boy, did he roar.Leading Letran’s all-out attack on Tuesday in its 82-75 thriller over Arellano, the senior playmaker made sure he delivered a show in front of his home crowd as he ended the curse for the home teams and lifted the Knights to a 92-78 win over St. Benilde two days after.How did he do it? Help your team nab two convincing victories while posting a season-best 31 points will surely propel you to the top.(2) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates 16.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 3.0 stealsLast Week: 4ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The 6-foot-5 center rewarded coach Jeff Napa’s trust while also gaining a measure of retribution, playing like a mad man when the Knights knocked off Arellano, the same school he left.Though it’s still too early to make bold predictions, the foundations have been laid out and Ambohot is proving game-by-game that he’s one of the fastest rising big man in the amateur ranks.7. Jaycee Marcelino – G, Lyceum Pirates 10.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 stealsLast Week: 5Jaycee Marcelino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netOne game wonder? More like “every game wonder.”Jaycee Marcelino has been a willing dancing partner for CJ Perez in Lyceum’s continued ascent this season, aiding the team’s go-to guy with his fearless drives and jaw-dropping dimes.And the results speak for themselves, with the Pirates lording the NCAA with their 6-0 mark.Have we seen the last of the more offensive-minded Marcelino twin? It’s too early to tell, but right now, we beg to disagree. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantcenter_img NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sun finally shone at NCAA Season 93 this week after the inclement weather wiped out two playdates the week prior.New heroes are emerging for their teams midway through the first round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTo wit, three new entries, including the pacesetter, finally broke the glass ceiling to barge into our rankings, proving that anyone can shine at any given day in the NCAA.Here’s our list of this week’s best seven players. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSilently racking up double-double in the past weeks, Prince Eze has finally made his way to the list.Consistent in his game, the Nigerian kept the ship afloat for Perpetual on Tuesday before allowing his teammates to hack out a 68-65 stunner over San Sebastian.Unfortunately, the supporting cast couldn’t deliver the same as Eze was the lone bright spot for the Altas in their 76-58 defeat to Lyceum.Still, with the way he’s playing, Eze is making everyone believe that the Las Piñas crew can still compete despite the departure of Bright Akhuetie.5. Michael Calisaan – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags11.0 points, 10.0 reboundsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEven Michael Calisaan was surprised with how San Sebastian has struggled in the past weeks after being touted as a potential contender.But this week, he made sure that the slump would meet its end as he provided the stabilizing force for the Golden Stags in their 1-1 campaign this past week.Calisaan’s solid play allowed teammates like Allyn Bulanadi and team captain Ryan Costelo shine as San Sebastian bounced back and once again tasted the sweet taste of victory in its 75-66 win over Mapua.6. Jeo Ambohot – C, Letran Knights 13.0 points, 12.5 rebounds, 3.5 blocksLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLetran’s offense may still be generated by their four-some of Nambatac, Bong Quinto, Jerrick Balanza, and JP Calvo, but the Knights have also show that defense wins games and the cornerstone for that is no doubt Jeo Ambohot. With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact on the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the past week.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCJ Perez may be allowing his comrades to shine in the past games, but he doesn’t fail to remind everyone who’s the guy in Lyceum.Scoring, rebounding, playmaking, or defense. You name it, the energetic forward does it.That’s why it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Pirates are still undefeated through six games this season, with Perez showing no signs of stopping.St. Benilde and Perpetual learned that the hard way this past week.3. Clint Doliguez – F, San Beda Red Lions 22 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blockLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWant more proof of San Beda’s depth?With four players playing through sickness on Friday, coach Boyet Fernandez pulled out Clint Doliguez from his bag of tricks and the Ateneo transferee delivered more than enough.The first-year forward was the lone player to log double-digits in scoring in the Red Lions’ 54-48 defensive chessmatch against JRU.If Doliguez keeps this up, San Beda’s frontline might have just gotten even stronger.4. Prince Eze – C, Perpetual Altas 16.5 points, 16.0 reboundsLast Week: N/A View commentslast_img read more