Tough routine wins Capellan another gymnastics gold

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “I did a lot of power tumblings,” said Capellan of his multiple somersaults that thrilled the judges at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center Hall 6.“I have that routine in my mind and I know exactly what to do,” said the 23-year-old Capellan, who retained the crown he won two years go in Singapore.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’Reyland Capellan celebrates his gold medal win in Gymnastics in the 2017 SEA Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLThe Masbate native said he was feeling nervous at the start of the competition, because “everybody is doing well, they are all good.”But Capellan, who competed in the World Championships in Glasgow in 2015, went for jumps that carried high levels of difficulty. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) SEA Games: Bata, dela Cruz bow out in English billiards 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES KUALA LUMPUR — Reyland Capellan has been practicing the same routine every day for the past two years.And when it mattered the most, practice made perfect. His routine, highlighted by a lot of high-score power jumps, won him the 29th Southeast Asian Games men’s artistic gymnastics floor exercise gold medal Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Teen gunned down in Masbate Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Reyland Capellan competes in the men’s floor exercise event of the gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at the MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Capelan scored 13.950 points to win the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLHe totaled 13.950 points, enough to beat host Malaysia’s Zul Bahrin Bin Mat Asri (13.750) and Thailand’s Tikumporn Surintornta (13.600). The Philippines’ other entry in the final, 18-year-old novice John Matthew Vergara, finished eighth.“I’m very proud of what I did, because I trained very hard, but before the competition I was very very nervous,” said Capellan who will still compete in vault on Wednesday.Already he is thinking of his training for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. “We are forming a team for the Olympic training,” he said.His coach Aldrin Castaneda said Capellan and Vergara are being groomed to form that training team.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

Are “Black Boxes” really painted black

first_img“Black box” inventor David Warren with one of his devices. With the advent of jet airliners in the late 1950s, analyzing critical details of aircraft performance became paramount during crash investigations, and two new devices were added as standard equipment on airliners. One was the “Flight Data Recorder” (FDR) which automatically records hundreds of parameters of flight information, such as engine performance, power settings, control surface inputs and movement, and all changes in attitude, airspeed, and altitude. The FDR provides investigators with a detailed “road map” of every second of flight up to the moment the aircraft comes to a stop.The second device is the “Cockpit Voice Recorder” (CVR) which captures recent intervals of conversation between pilots onboard the airliner, as well as Air Traffic Control personnel communicating with that aircraft. Valuable information can also be revealed through careful analysis of various sounds coming from inside the cockpit, such as warning horns, or the sequence of specific switches being activated. Although the FDR and CVR were originally referred to as “black boxes,” today with rapid post-crash identification in mind, they are actually painted a bright red-orange.last_img read more

I’m Buying a Home, What Do I Look For?

first_imgBy Robin Landsman, Wake County Extension AgentThis is the third installment in Robin Landsman’s three-part series about homeownership. This post will cover successful strategies for purchasing a home that will meet a family’s needs.“I’m buying a home; what should I look for?” This is a question many PFMs have probably heard over the years. Determining housing needs and wants according to affordability before shopping, can help homebuyers avoid the disappointment of looking at houses they can’t afford or don’t need. The homebuyer’s lifestyle, and any special circumstances, should factor into the selection. As the homebuyer begins this process, he or she may find the assistance of a realtor to be very valuable. The help of a good agent will save time, allowing the homebuyer to take notes and ask questions while sorting through the hundreds of homes currently on the market. Here are some tips to share with potential homebuyers.First, determine what you can afford. Lenders determine mortgage qualification by assessing one’s credit report. If you know that you have had some late payments and a history of high consumer debt, it is best to postpone looking for a mortgage until you have a satisfactory credit record.A home is more than the bricks and mortar that make up the square footage and rooms. There are several concerns that must be taken into consideration before you select your future home: price, location, size, and amenities. Taking time to proactively examine whatyou want in a home will save you lots of effort when it is time to actually see potential homes. (See first post in this series here).Your price range depends on the amount of down payment you have saved and mortgage amount that the lender is willing to loan. Remember, just because the lender approves you for a loan amount, doesn’t mean you can afford the mortgage. There are lots of considerations, including other financial obligations that could impact your housing budget. (See the previous post in this series here).Location is crucial in your decision to purchase a home. Schools, shopping, services and commuting distance are all fundamental elements that will require your consideration and prioritization.The size of your family and what home features and benefits you seek are the criteria that you will need to use to determine your wish list for today as well as anticipated changes in the future. The needs of a married couple with no children will be different from a bachelor looking to enjoy the single life, or the single mom with three teenagers. A son caring for his disabled father may need to think about spacing for wheelchair access, the ability to add a ramp to the front entrance, or having a bedroom on the first level. In thinking about your needs, you will need to make allowances for any special circumstances that may exist.Many experts recommend making a list of what you and your family must have, would like to have, as well as what you don’t want and prefer not to have. It is important to find a home that fits with your particular lifestyle. The responsibility of yard maintenance may not work well for the businessman who spends 50 percent of his time traveling. The convenience of a townhouse or condo with a small patch of green grass at the entrance may work better. If you are environmentally conscious, finding a home with energy efficient features and appliances is a must. Or as a parent who enjoys spending time outdoors with your children, a home in a neighborhood with a playground, walking trails or a community pool would be very desirable.Your list of “wants” in your new home can be endless. It will help to do a bit of research so you can identify some of the amenities that you prefer. For example, you may prefer hardwood floors versus carpeting or vinyl siding versus brick. Note that certain features may be standard in certain price ranges of homes. Some of your desired amenities can be added, such as new appliances and cosmetic upgrades after you purchase the house; whereas location and lot size are fixed assets. Thinking about all the dimensions to a home will provide greater understanding of the purchase. Again, a realtor can be quite valuable in providing you with this information.As you create the profile of the place you will eventually call home, remember, you are about to make a big investment in your future and that of your family. Take time to think about those things that are important to you and that add to the quality of your life. To ensure your overall satisfaction of your home purchase, look for homes that address your needs, accommodate your wants and complement your life style within a comfortable price.Resources: Homebuyer ResourcesNorth Carolina housing finance agency I’m Buying a Home, What Do I Look For? by Robin Landsman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.last_img read more

Damian Lillard unleashes 33 as Blazers beat struggling Mavericks

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The Blazers led by as many as 13 in the first half, but Doncic hit a floater and a pair of free throws to put the Mavericks up 39-38.The threat didn’t last long and Portland pulled in front 58-52 on Jusuf Nurkic’s dunk. Maurice Harkless closed out the half with another dunk to give the Blazers a 65-52 lead at the break.Portland stretched the lead on 79-66 after Lillard’s 3-pointer. Another 3 put the Blazers up 87-69, and Dallas never threatened again.“In the third quarter Lillard just had a stretch like great players can have. He hit four 3s in a row and we were just unable to answer,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “Then the crowd got into it and it just got away.”The Mavs (28-43) have lost eight straight on the road.Dirk Nowitzki, possibly playing his final season, was given a standing ovation in the final quarter when he got up and waved to the Moda Center crowd, which was chanting “We want Dirk.” Nowitzki did not play in the final period and finished with three points.“I just always remember this being a basketball town. The fans, the way they get behind their team here and get loud when their team makes big runs,” Nowitzki said. “It’s a tough place and they’ve always had really great teams year after year.”TIP-INSMavericks: Stotts said he expects Doncic to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award. Carlisle, told of the prediction, joked: “Boy, he’s really putting himself out there.”Trail Blazers: It was Lillard’s third double-double in his last five games. … The teams split their four-game season series. Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, center, high-fives forward Maurice Harkless, right, after making a 3-point basket against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Oregon— Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers believe they can use games like this one against Dallas to help them prepare for the final push toward the playoffs.“It’s not about who our opponent is, it’s about the style of play that we want to play, the discipline we want to have, the things we want to do well, that will translate to when we play against the top teams,” Lillard said. “As long as we have that right attitude and we do things the right way, I think we’ll keep getting this result when we play against teams we should beat.”ADVERTISEMENT Portland rested Lillard in the final period after a 17-point third quarter, which included a stretch when he hit four straight 3-pointers. Enes Kanter added 14 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for his first double-double since joining the Blazers just before the All-Star break.“I thought it was another very special night by Damian,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “I thought he pretty much controlled the game from our standpoint. He took advantage of his scoring opportunities, had another great night passing, finding people.”Portland was coming off a 106-98 victory at home over Indiana on Monday. That was the team’s first game without starting guard CJ McCollum, who strained his left knee last weekend. McCollum will be re-evaluated next week, and no timetable has been set for his return.The Blazers started Jake Layman for the second straight game in McCollum’s place.Lillard had 10 points and four assists as Portland took a 26-17 lead to close the first quarter. It was the lowest first-quarter point total for the Mavs this season.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Lillard had 33 points and 12 assists to lead Portland past the struggling Mavericks 126-118 on Wednesday night.Seth Curry scored 20 off the bench for the Blazers, who have won five of six as they try to secure home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Portland (44-27) led by as many as 25, and Lillard hit six of the team’s 16 3-pointers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsLuka Doncic had 24 points for the Mavericks, who have lost nine of 10 and are ahead of only Phoenix in the Western Conference.The Trail Blazers are fourth in the West, a half-game back of Houston and in front of a cluster that includes the Spurs, Thunder, Jazz and Clippers. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other HONORING DIRKNowitzki passed Wilt Chamberlain for sixth on the NBA’s career scoring list in the Mavericks’ 129-125 overtime loss to New Orleans on Monday. Stotts was an assistant with the Mavs from 2008-12.“It’s hard to put into words, especially to people of my generation. Wilt was untouchable. And for someone to be in that context, it’s hard to fathom,” Stotts said. “I think the way he’s done it, being the type of player that he is, he’s certainly not the type of player he just passed or the players in front of him. He did it his way, his own style, that I don’t think anyone could have foreseen 20 years ago.”UP NEXTMavericks: At the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.Trail Blazers: Host the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MOST READ Google Philippines names new country director In Dwyane Wade’s final game in San Antonio, Heat snap Spurs’ 9-game win streak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

Report: Iraq 1-1 Mexico

first_imgU17 World Cup: Iraq 1-1 Mexico – Lion Cubs hold Los Niños Héroes to a frustrating draw Shivayan Roy Kolkata Last updated 2 years ago 23:00 10/8/17 Iraq U17 Mexico U17 Jan Kruger – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Iraq kicked off proceedings against Southern American giants Mexico in the second offering at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata. Mexico U-17 were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Iraq U-17 in their Group F match in Kolkata on Sunday.Mexico started off brightly, putting the pressure on Iraq early on with winger Diego Lainez proving to be quite a handful for the Iraq back four.In the 16th minute, Iraq opened the scoring completely against the run of play when their captain Mohammed Ridha played forward a precise through ball to find their frontman Mohammed Dawood who rounded up the Mexican keeper Lopez to give the West Asian side the lead.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The Mexicans threatened again from the restart and almost equalised in the 30th minute when a cross whipped in by Lainez found De La Rosa unmarked in the box only for him to hit the woodwork.Iraq almost doubled their lead in the very next minute when goalscorer Dawood got on the end of another great through ball from Albaqer but this time the striker could not finish off the opportunity. Iraq did well to soak up pressure from Mexico towards the end of the first half and managed to go into the second half with a slender one-goal lead. Iraq had a golden opportunity at the start of the second half when a defensive lapse from the Mexicans allowed Iraq captain Mohammed Ridha through on goal but a goal-line clearance from the Mexican centre back Raul Sandoval made sure that the scoreline remained 1-0. Iraq rued missing their opportunities as in the 51st minute Mexico’s Roberto De La Rosa slotted the ball past the keeper to bring Mexico back in the game. From there on Mexico had the lions share of possession with winger Diego Lainez coming close to scoring multiple times for the Los Niños Héroes but failed to find a way past the resilient Iraq defence. In the end, Iraq looked to be playing for a draw and will be happy with one point. Mexico, on the other hand, will not be too pleased about dropping points as they face a rampant England up next. read morelast_img read more