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Donegal road safety campaigner outraged at schools’ cycle helmet loophole

first_imgA well-known Donegal road-safety campaigner has urged the Government to act immediately after a campaign found that school-lockers are not big enough to store cycle helmets.Mary Clinton, of ACEART, has said the glaring error is forcing children across Donegal and the rest of the country to leave their cycle helmets at home.The study found that lockers in most local schools are not big enough to hold the helmets. She has now contacted all Government Ministers pleading with them to address the situation.Ms Clinton said she was contacted by the grandparent of a child who cycles to school everyday but who cannot fit their helmets in their lockers with their books.She has carried out extensive research and found the nine out of ten schools do not provide lockers which can accommodate helmets.Leading Road Safety Campaigner Mary Clinton.She contacted the Department of Education in Athlone but was told that they could not address her issues as the Department only funded the lockers and did not make them. Ms Clinton has now demanded that the Government look into the issue as a matter of priority.“I simply cannot believe in this day and age that children are not being encouraged to wear cycling helmets. If children have nowhere to put their lockers during school then they will not wear them.“It is a simple safety issue and yet it is being ignored. And it is only getting worse with the long winter nights now drawing in.“Ia m hopeful that the Government will come back to me on this urgent matter for our children sake and safety,” she said.Donegal road safety campaigner outraged at schools’ cycle helmet loophole was last modified: November 11th, 2016 by StephenShare 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

Relegation threatened UPDF eye three vital points at home to Bul

first_img Tags: Azam UPLBul FCkefa kisalamike nderasteven bogereupdf fc Azam Uganda Premier LeagueUPDF FC vs Bul FCBombo Barracks, LuweroTuesday, 24-04-2018 @04:00pmUPDF FC will hope to make use of their home advantage as they host Bul FC in the Azam Uganda Premier League on Tuesday.The Army side are involved in the relegation scrap and start the day occupying the last spot of the drop but are level on points with Express FC who seat are in 13th.With the team in 7th only seven points away from them, Steven Bogere’s men know that a strong finish to the season might see them finish in a respectable mid-table position.Their last Azam Uganda Premier league game ended in a 2-0 defeat away to Express FC at Mutessa II War Memorial Stadium in Wankulukuku.“We are battling the drop and we have to keep on reminding ourselves about it, said UPDF head coach Steven Bogere ahead of the visit of Bul.“For us every fixture is a final and that is how we will approach the Bul game.“We know we’re not far away from safety and our target is to win as many games as possible.Steven Bogere clearly knows where his UPDF side is on the standings coming into the Bul gameFor Bul, who drew 1-1 in their last league game at home to Kirinya JSS in the Jinja derby, they come into this fixture with 30 points from 25 games, only five(points) away from relegation.Match Stats:The first league meeting between the two sides ended in a 2-0 win for Bul at the Kyabazinga Stadium in Jinja.Congolese striker Pierre Kambale and Mike Ndera scored the goals that got Bul thier first win of the 2017/18 season back then.UPDF have won only one of their last six league games (D2 L3). The victory came in a 1-0 home win over URA.At home, the Army side has been impeccable of late, winning four and drawing two of their last six games.For Bul, they have registered only two victories in their last nine league games (D3 L4).Away from home, Kefa Kisala’s charges have won only two of their 12 games this season (D1 L9). Both 1-0 victories at Police FC and Proline.Other Matches to be played on Tuesday:-KCCA FC vs URA FC @04:00pm-Soana FC vs Proline SC @04:30pm-Vipers SC vs Masavu FC @04:30pmComments last_img read more

New T. Rex Found; Best-Ever Skull Unveiled

first_imgNational Geographic News has reported the excavation of a possibly complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton at a “secret location,” a private ranch, in Montana.  The curious can monitor the interactive dig at Unearthing T. Rex.    The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh has finally unveiled Samson, the best preserved skull of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, reports MSNBC News.  The article says that this skull, discovered in South Dakota in 1992, “may challenge scientific beliefs about the dinosaur,” but does not elaborate.  Maybe that’s because museum curator Chris Beard leans toward the interpretation that T. Rex was not a fearsome predator chasing jeeps, but a timid, opportunistic scavenger (see Carnegie Magazine).Tomorrow’s students may laugh at Jurassic Park like today’s laugh at old Godzilla movies: scary, but hokey.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Homegrown malaria test kit lauded

first_imgMalaria is transmitted exclusively through the bites of Anopheles mosquitoes. Approximately half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria and most cases and deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. (Image: The malaria testing device can detect malaria soon after infection and determine within 30 minutes whether an individual has contracted one of the four main strains of malaria; it also shows whether treatment is effective or not, and can help to reduce malaria fatalities. (Image: Medical Diagnostech) MEDIA CONTACTS • Ashley Uys   Medical Diagnostech  +27 83 261 5492 RELATED ARTICLES • An end to malaria? • Putting malaria to sleep, for good • Holgate’s goodwill drive to Juba • International win for SA innovation Wilma den HartighTwo local innovators have won the 2012 South African Breweries (SAB) Foundation Social Innovation Award for developing a reliable, low-cost malaria test kit. The device is one of only nine in the world, and the only one of its kind that is fully African-owned and developed.The device can detect malaria soon after infection and determine within 30 minutes whether an individual has contracted one of the four main strains of malaria; it also shows whether treatment is effective or not, and can help to reduce malaria fatalities.The kit is intended for professional use to accurately diagnose malaria and avoid over or under treatment.The Social Innovation Awards recognise unique, pro-poor product and service innovations that effectively bring modern cost-effective technology to poorer consumers. The SAB Foundation projects focus on women, youth, people living with disabilities and those in rural areas.Local solutions for Africa’s challengesAshley Uys and Lyndon Mungur developed the malaria testing device through their Cape Town-based company Medical Diagnostech. It’s one of various inexpensive diagnostic tools such as kits for HIV/Aids, pregnancy and drug abuse also developed by the pair.Uys says they only expected to make it into the SAB Foundation’s top three, and winning the competition is a great honour.Receiving the award – a total of R1-million (US$113 000) in prize money – means that their product is recognised as one of the top innovations in South Africa.“Knowing that I have been a part of the development of a product that has achieved top honours at the SAB Foundation Innovation Awards makes me feel that all the long hours and hard work was well worth the effort,” Uys says.He believes that the product has significant medical and social value for South Africa, the continent and internationally.“The product performance is one of the best, globally,” he says, adding that the kit’s ability to detect malaria early and show whether treatment is effective are important features of the device.The new malaria testing kit complies with World Health Organisation (WHO) specifications and was evaluated by the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM) in the Philippines, a facility that conducts research to prevent and control occurring tropical and infectious diseases.“Our product had 100% sensitivity and specificity for malaria, meaning that our test was 100% accurate,” Uys says. “RITM also did field evaluations of 10 000 units and the performance was found to be superior to similar products which are regarded as being the best in the world.”Affordable for those who need it mostAn important advantage of the newly-developed malaria kit is its affordability. At only R4 ($0.45) per device it is providing people most at risk in low-income communities and rural areas with access to potentially life-saving technology.“We were aware that malaria kills more people in Africa than any other disease,” Uys says. “We were also aware that there was no other African company with a similar product despite the high prevalence of the disease on the African continent.”Malaria is a significant danger in Africa, and according to WHO statistics people living in the poorest countries are most at risk. In 2010, 90% of all malaria deaths occurred in the WHO African region, mostly among children under five. About 3.3-billion people – half of the world’s population – are at risk of malaria.The good news is that malaria can be cured and the test kit provides a local solution for the management and reduction of the burden in many places on the continent, and elsewhere in the world.Uys explains that local production is essential to keep costs low. Similar test kits imported from China cannot be as cost-effective because of distribution and transport costs.“Our trade secret formulations gave us optimal results without the need for unnecessary and expensive chemicals,” he explains.Improving lives with science and technologyThe two product developers are using their skill and enthusiasm for science, coupled with a good sense of business, to improve the quality of life for many people on the continent.However, Uys says it is important to improve the country’s public education system, as well as maths and science results. “This should help to encourage more students to take these subjects,” he says.Speaking at the recent Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Excellence Awards, minister of science and technology Derek Hanekom said science, technology and innovation must be used to address real socio-economic challenges and make a difference in people’s lives.Hanekom said science and technology must also contribute to increasing the research, development and innovation capacity of the country.Uys and Mungur’s high-end yet inexpensive testing device is an example of how local innovation can do just this.last_img read more

China to Convert Phone Booths to Wifi Hotspots

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#international#NYT#web marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img With mobile phones nearing 100% market penetration, the Chinese government appears determined to transform the country’s widespread telephone booths into wifi hotspots. “Telecom operators are also trying to setup hotspots in restaurants, hotels, sport facilities, and so on,” writes Asian tech blogger Sherman So. “If the idea is really implemented, they will turn every city in China into a giant Wi-Fi network for fast internet connection.” So’s post was picked up today by design blog PSFK.Though the plan raises concerns about the consequences for the disenfranchised, it’s not hard to imagine big benefits for economic development. Ubiquitous Wi-Fi seems like one of the prerequisites for bringing a country’s whole population online and onboard a new economy based largely on the Internet. Imagine everyone not just reading, but writing to the Web from any street corner they like. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

e2e Puts Its Biomaterials Products to the Test

first_imgA startup specializing in high-strength, lightweight biodegradable composites is using the technology to produce a wide range of products, including durable building materialsWhen it celebrates its grand opening in September, the headquarters of the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, in Syracuse, New York, will showcase its role, in a very tangible way, as “a test bed for environmental and energy technologies and building innovations.”What’s more, the center also will play host, along with Syracuse University, to the Ninth International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for September 13-17.Needless to say, September will be a huge month for Syracuse CoE. But it also will be big for companies such as “biocomposite” specialist e2e Materials, whose building products are among those used in the headquarters building (which is, appropriately, a LEED Platinum structure).Based in Ithaca, New York, e2e is gradually putting into production high-strength lightweight composites that are made from biodegradable, annually renewable sources including soy proteins and natural fibers such as jute, flax, and kenaf.Patrick Govang, e2e’s CEO, points out that the composites, which were developed over a 15-year period by Cornell Professor Anil Netravali, have a wide range of applications. As mentioned in a recent Greentech Media blog, Comet Skateboards uses e2e’s natural composites, rather than fiberglass or carbon fiber, in its skateboard decks.The challenge to particleboardIn the homebuilding realm, the composites are being used to make components for furniture and cabinets, and for shelving, doors, and building materials, such as sheathing and subflooring, that have been traditionally made with particleboard or MDF.In addition to their biodegradability and their relative strength, light weight, and durability, Govang cited several other advantages to the use of e2e materials, the most prominent being that they contain no formaldehyde or petrochemicals.Then there’s e2e’s smaller carbon footprint in manufacturing. Govang says the production of e2e building components requires two-thirds less energy and less raw material than is required for particleboard. “We operate at about half the temperature required to produce typical resin-based panels,” he says. “We also require none of the OSHA equipment to mitigate fumes. So we use less energy, less material.”The end product, because it is a protein-based material, also serves as a flame retardant. “It’s like trying to burn a piece of dog food,” Govang says.Although the e2e manufacturing process requires the same size workforce used for particleboard (no jobs are lost, for example, if a particleboard facility is converted to e2e manufacturing), the cost of the product still is competitive, Govang says, noting that even though e2e’s raw-material costs are higher than those for particleboard, the end cost is reduced because less material is used and the manufacturing process is more efficient than turning wood into chips.The company, which is run by a core team of seven people and assisted by four other organizations contracted to help it get going, recently completed a production run of 2.5×4 panels for use by furniture makers and cabinetmakers, says Govang.He adds that about 40% of the company’s products, including 4×8 panels that will go into production, will go into residential and commercial construction projects.At this point, the company’s basic product is called e2e Biocomposite. “We have not yet come up with a formal marketing name,” Govang says.last_img read more

How to Create a Realistic Nebula in After Effects

first_imgGet inspired by images from NASA and build a realistic 3D nebula in After Effects using both Trapcode and HitFilm.Have you ever gone through the amazing images on and wished you could move around in that area of space? Or maybe you’ve seen the Universe sequence in Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life and wished you could recreate something similar.Well, have no fear. Great tutorials abound on the web that can show you how to do just that using After Effects along with the Trapcode Mir and Form. We’ll also give you a glance at how to achieve this same effect in the all-in-one 3D & VFX software HitFilm. To get us started, let’s check out this tutorial from Peder Norrby. He’s released a great Nebula Construction Kit developed to go along with his fairly easy tutorial.Here are some of the examples of his work using the method from the tutorial above.As many of you know, an easy way to create such compositions would be to utilize the 2.5D or parallax effect. This is the process of taking 2D images, breaking them up into separate layers, and then animating them in 3D space through After Effects. If you’re unsure on how to achieve this, here is a great tutorial from Joe Fellows and The Creators Project.You can take the parallax effect one step further and develop a realistic moving shot of a person from a 2D image, which is done through a combination of Photoshop and After Effects. For that, here is a great tutorial from Vale Productions and the use of displacement maps.If you happen to be working in the 3D & VFX software HitFilm, you can create a realistic nebula scene using the same Hubble images from above and then mirror the construction steps in After Effects. For that, you’ll want to check out the tutorial from HitFilm below and make sure that you download the project files.Once you master these techniques, especially those in After Effects using the Trapcode suite, you can set your sights a little higher and maybe develop something like the Star Trek Into Darkness title sequence. For some inspiration, here is a video for this sequence by its creator Video Copilot’s Andrew Kramer.Want more After Effects tutorials? Then check out these articles from PremiumBeat.Remove Warp From Warp Stabilizer Using After EffectsUnderstanding Spatial and Temporal Interpolation in After EffectsCreate Realistic Muzzle Flashes in After EffectsAnd if you want to throw an incredible distortion effect over the top of your epic space imagery for that heading-through-a-worm-hole vibe, try this After Effects template from RocketStock!Free After Effects Template: Digital DistortionAre you feeling inspired? Have tried any of these methods to create your own space sequence? Share your experiences with us in the comments below.last_img read more

Government on backfoot on CWG; Opposition moves privilege against Maken

first_imgThe government has gone on backfoot over the opposition onslaught over CWG issue. Soon after the BJP-led opposition moved privilege motion against Sports Minister Ajay Maken for allegedly misleading Parliament on Monday, the government went into a huddle.The Group of Ministers on Media, which was meeting over strategy, was to brief the media at a later stage on government’s response to the face crisis and logjam in the House.Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal met leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley.The government says that it will not accept the privilege motion. Bansal also asserted that the government is ready for a discussion over Maken’s statement blaming the previous NDA government for appointing Suresh Kalmadi as the OC chief. Meanwhile, facing the all-round fire, Maken remains defiant. He told Headlines Today that he stands by his statement in the House.As the government got busy devising a strategy, after repeated disruptions, both Houses were adjourned till Tuesday. There was pandemonium as soon as the two Houses met. The opposition demanded suspension of the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha to discuss the CAG report’s indictment of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. It moved a privilege motion in the Lok Sabha to discuss Maken’s statement that denied PMO’s role in Kalmadi’s appointment while documents show otherwise. BJP MP Tarun Vijay demanded that an FIR be registered against the Delhi CM in view of the CAG’s indictment.advertisementDid Maken misinform LS?So, did Maken misinform the Lok Sabha about PMO’s role in appointing Kalmadi as the CWG OC? Depite Maken’s assertions that the PMO had nothing to do with Kalmadi’s appointment, the facts point to a tacit complicity.The NDA had signed the host city agreement and the original bid document stipulated that the Organising Comiittee will be headed by a government nominee who will be the sports minister.The government nominee clause was deleted by the Kalmadi-led IOA’s updated bid document.Subsequently the IOA passed a resolution nominating Kalmadi as the chairman of the OC.Headlines Today also has documents to prove that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh himself had cleared the appointment of Kalmadi in December 2004.So who was behind Kalmadi’s free run at the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee? The CAG has found out that the PMO looked other way as CWG OC, along with his trusted aides, went about his dubious dealings.The government blamed the erstwhile NDA government for clearing his appointment and asserted that removing him would have led to losing the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Now it is becoming increasingly clear that Kalmadi deftly manipulated the system and changed key documents to get himself the top job at the CWG OC. The government too was complicit in the affair as it chose to ignore Kalmadi’s misdeeds.Headlines Today has learnt from sources that the May 2003 Games bid made it clear that a government nominee would head the Games panel.It is alleged that Kalmadi with the help of a senior bureaucrat later changed the bid document which removed the ‘government nominee’ clause. The bureaucrat later joined the OC at a hefty pay package. Later, Kalmadi-led IOA appointed him as the OC chairperson. In 2005, a Group of Ministers accepted IOA recommendation.last_img read more

‘Amazing’ Novak Djokovic tops Rafael Nadal for record 7th Australian Open

first_imgLacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem PH 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 MOST READ Serbia’s Novak Djokovic kisses his trophy after defeating Spain’s Rafael Nadal in the men’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic was so good, so relentless, so pretty much perfect, that Rafael Nadal never stood a chance.Djokovic reduced one of the greats of the game to merely another outclassed opponent — just a guy, really — and one so out of sorts that Nadal even whiffed on one of his famous forehands entirely.ADVERTISEMENT Right from the start, though, this shaped up nothing like their only previous Australian Open title match, back in 2012, which Djokovic won in 5 hours, 53 minutes, the longest Grand Slam final in history.Evenly matched as they were that night, this time was no contest. None whatsoever. It lasted a tad more than 2 hours.Watching things swing so immediately and irrevocably in Djokovic’s direction really was rather hard to comprehend, as was how someone of Nadal’s experience and excellence could come out of the gate quite so poorly.Nerves? Perhaps they played a role. So, of course, did Djokovic, whose defense was impenetrable.No ball, no matter how well-struck, seemed to be out of Djokovic’s reach. He slid and stretched and occasionally even did the splits, contorting his body to get wherever he needed to.Djokovic grabbed 13 of the first 14 points, including all four that lasted 10 strokes or more. A trend was established.Of most significance, Nadal was broken the very first time he served Sunday. That gave Djokovic one more break of Nadal than the zero that the Spaniard’s five preceding opponents had managed combined. But none of them is Djokovic, the best returner in the game now — and maybe ever.Not a shabby returner, either, Nadal could make no headway on this day. Djokovic won each of the initial 16 points he served and 25 of the first 26.By the end of the second set, after 75 minutes of action, Djokovic had won nearly twice as many points (59-30), made more winners (23-14) and far fewer unforced errors (20-4), while taking 14 of 17 points that lasted at least 10 strokes.The longest was a 22-shot point, which ended when Nadal netted a backhand to give Djokovic a set point at the end of the first. Djokovic raised his right fist and held it there while staring at his guest box. LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants In a remarkably dominant and mistake-free performance that yielded a remarkably lopsided result, the No. 1-ranked Djokovic overwhelmed Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday night to win a record seventh Australian Open championship and a third consecutive Grand Slam title, raising his count to 15 overall.“An amazing level of tennis,” Nadal acknowledged.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAfter dropping only four games in the semifinals, Djokovic spoke about being “in the zone.” Clearly, he did not budge from there, producing 34 winners and only nine unforced errors Sunday.And this was against no slouch, of course: Nadal is ranked No. 2, owns 17 major trophies himself and hadn’t dropped a set in the tournament. He was on the right path. Nadal could do nothing to stop him.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “Sometimes, this tournament has been tough for me, in terms of injury,” said Nadal, who dropped to 1-4 in Australian Open finals, “and other times, in terms of opponents — like tonight.”A sore right elbow cost Djokovic the last half of 2017. It contributed to a fourth-round loss in Melbourne a year ago, right before he decided to have surgery.All that is in the past.The 31-year-old Serb is once again at an elite level. If anything, the gap between him and the rest is growing right now.“I’m just trying to contemplate on the journey in the last 12 months,” Djokovic said, mentioning what he called “quite a major injury.”“To be standing now here in front of you today and managing to win this title and three out of four Slams is truly amazing,” Djokovic said. “I am speechless.”Nadal also has dealt with all manner of health issues. He retired from his Australian Open quarterfinal and U.S. Open semifinal last year with right leg problems, had an offseason operation on his right ankle, and hadn’t competed in about four months when play began in Melbourne.“It was so important to be where I am today, coming back from injury, and it’s good inspiration for me for what’s coming,” Nadal said. “I’m going to keep fighting hard to be a better player.”Djokovic and Nadal know each other, their styles and their patterns all too well. This was their 53rd meeting — more than any other pair of men in the half-century professional era — and record-equaling 15th at a Grand Slam tournament. It was also their eighth matchup in a major final.So there should not have been any mysteries out there on Rod Laver Arena’s blue court as they began with the temperature, which had topped 105 degrees (40 Celsius) in recent days, at a manageable 75 (25 C) and just a hint of wind. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations But Djokovic left Nadal smirking or gritting his teeth or punching his racket strings, unable to compete at all.“Tonight,” Nadal said, “was not my night.”So Djokovic added to previous triumphs in Melbourne in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, along with four at Wimbledon, three at the U.S. Open and one at the French Open.He broke his tie with Roger Federer and Roy Emerson for most Australian Open men’s titles. He also broke a tie with Pete Sampras for third-most Grand Slam trophies; Djokovic only trails Federer, with 20, and Nadal.And he is gaining on them.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes NLEX holds off much-improved Columbian for first win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Top team NLEX rises from 26 down, stuns Magnolia

first_imgEthel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Priority legislation in the 18th Congress MOST READ PH sweeps way to title in Jakarta 3×3 tilt Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 29-year-old Cruz finished with 13 points, including a 3-pointer that gave NLEX its first lead, 79-76, with 3:02 left after trailing by as many as 26. The triple capped a blistering 22-5 run to start by the Road Warriors to open the payoff period.“We need tests like this to toughen our character. We had a bad first half but the guys made up for it,” coach Yeng Guiao told reporters after that contest where trailed by as many as 26 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“I was ready to give up. I told the staff at the half that [perhaps] a loss would do us good. But the boys never gave up,” he added as NLEX secured a playoff bonus.Import Manny Harris collected 22 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists while JR Quiñahan added 14 points for the Road Warriors, who stretched their winning streak to five games.center_img Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ The Hotshots got 24 points from Paul Lee, who tried to keep his squad ahead down the stretch.Ian Sangalang tossed in 19 points, while Romeo Travis had 13 and Mark Barroca chipped in 10 for Magnolia, which slid to No. 6 with a 5-5 record.“It was really a fantastic game. I’ve been coaching for so long but games like this one are rare,” added Guiao.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Rice industry paralysis PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO — Jericho Cruz scored the game-winning tip to complete an 86-85 comeback victory by NLEX over Magnolia in the PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday night at Ynares Center here.  Cruz converted the putback off a missed free throw by Kiefer Ravena with only a second left as the Road Warriors remained at the helm with an 8-1 record.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more