Brady leads biggest Super Bowl comeback, Patriots win in OT

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View comments “Deflategate” far behind them, Brady and coach Bill Belichick won their 25th postseason game, by far a record. The Falcons added to Atlanta’s long history of pro sports frustration.Belichick became the first coach with five Super Bowl crowns.The Patriots won the coin toss for overtime and it was no contest. Brady completed six passes against an overmatched Falcons secondary. A pass interference call took the ball to the 2, and White scooted to his right and barely over the goal line.His teammates streamed off the sideline to engulf White as confetti streamed down from the NRG Stadium rafters.It was almost an impossible dream for the Patriots a bit earlier. But helped by Matt Ryan’s fumble on a sack, a Edelman’s catch off of a defender’s shoe, and Brady’s passing, they never stopped coming.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos New England Patriots’ Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)HOUSTON — Tom Brady led one of the greatest comebacks in sports history highlighted by an unbelievable Julian Edelman catch that helped lift New England from a 25-point hole against the Atlanta Falcons to the Patriots’ fifth Super Bowl victory, the first ever in overtime.The Patriots scored 19 points in the final quarter, including a pair of 2-point conversions, then marched relentlessly to James White’s 2-yard touchdown run in overtime to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT White scored three touchdowns and had 14 receptions for 110 yards, but Brady hit seven different receivers.Until the Patriots took charge with their late surge, league MVP Ryan was outplaying Brady. It didn’t last.Atlanta’s string of touchdowns on its opening drive ended at eight, though Devonta Freeman sprinted for 37 yards on the Falcons’ first offensive play. The drive was stunted when Ryan was sacked by Trey Flowers, New England’s leader in that category.Then it was Atlanta’s D that went sacks-happy, getting two on the Patriots’ next drive in what would be a scoreless opening quarter. Who expected that? Well, New England has not scored a point in the first 15 minutes in Brady’s seven Super Bowls.It sure looked as if the Patriots would get on the board immediately in the second period as Brady and Edelman connected twice for 40 yards. But Blount’s fumble turned the momentum to the Falcons, who then took their biggest lead in a Super Bowl — yeah, we know, they have been here only twice — on Freeman’s 5-yard run to cap a quick 71-yard drive on which Jones came alive.Jones showed why he is an All-Pro receiver with a tough leaping catch over the middle for 19 yards, then got open on the sideline for 23. Freeman did the rest.Before New England could catch its breath, Ryan had the Falcons up by 14. Using the no-huddle attack to perfection, he threw for 51 yards on a 52-yard drive, hitting Hooper with a pinpoint pass in the left side of the end zone.Then Brady was victimized by his own poor decision, a rarity on the big stage. Atlanta was called for defensive holding three times on third downs to keep the drive alive. From the Falcons 23, under pressure Brady tried to squeeze a throw to Danny Amendola. Alford stepped in and sprinted, then glided 82 yards for the second-longest pick-6 in a Super Bowl — and Brady’s first.Shockingly, it was 21-0.New England gathered its wits for a 52-yard drive to Stephen Gostkowski’s 41-yard field goal. Still, it was 21-3 when Lady Gaga took the stage. Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study 15 Taal towns now under total lockdowncenter_img NFL: Patriots beat Falcons in overtime to win Super Bowl 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG MOST READ There was smoke hanging over the field when both teams had three-and-outs to open the third quarter. It was a mirage regarding Ryan and Co., who marched 85 yards to Coleman’s 6-yard TD catch on a swing pass. While New England scored the next nine points on James White’s 5-yard TD reception — the extra point was missed by Gostkowski, who later made a 33-yard field goal./rgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brady, the first quarterback with five Super Bowl rings, guided the Patriots (17-2) through a tiring Atlanta defense for fourth-quarter touchdowns on a 6-yard pass to Danny Amendola and a 1-yard run by White, which came with 57 seconds remaining in regulation. White ran for the first 2-pointer and Amendola did the deed with a reception on the second.Brady, winning Super Bowl MVP for a record fourth-time, finished 43 for 62, the most attempts in Super Bowl history, for 466 yards, also a record, and two touchdowns.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? 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Region 2 rice farmers battling paddy bugs

first_imgRice farmers in Region Two (Pomeroon- Supenaam) are battling a disturbing infestation of paddy bugs. The insects are said to be between the “flowering” plants, and farmers say it is quiet irregular for bugs to invade the rice plants at such an early stage.Several farmers in Region Two have reported that the bugs are visible on the plants. “The bugs (are) just all over the young plants…when you walk to your lands, there are many bugs,” one farmer has disclosed.Farmers continue to spray and conduct demonstrations, especially in the evenings, when the bugs are believed to be more prevalent, but they are contending that the continuous spraying of their crops is causing their budget to be extra burdened.One Golden Fleece farmer explained that the rice crop is in the bearing stage, and harvesting will commence in a month’s time. He explained that because the bugs are sucking the young rice seeds, this harvest could very well result into a low yield. Asked if there are regular field visits from staff of the Guyana Rice Development Board, farmers replied, “Seldom”. They are therefore calling on GRDB field staff to be more visible in Region 2, offering their expertise by demonstrating ways of combating the paddy bugs.Rice farmers are also calling on the Agriculture Ministry to provide assistance in the form of pesticides.Region Two has approximately 35,000 acres under rice cultivation, and almost every farmer in that region has been affected by the dreaded paddy bug. Rice farmers are therefore calling on the relevant authorities to assist them, whether technically or by providing pesticide.  (Indrawattie Natram)last_img read more

Insider Trading: Spurs NOT in for Palace star, no big-name buy for Man United?

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.He assesses Manchester United’s likely transfer business and says they will struggle to land any of the big-name signings they want, with reported top targets Neymar and Thomas Muller going nowhere.He also claims, contrary to reports elsewhere, Tottenham are NOT in talks over a deal for Yannick Bolasie and are not planning a move for the Crystal Palace winger.And he says he expects Juan Cuadrado to seal a move to Juventus, having failed to convince Jose Mourinho of his worth, and discusses Chelsea’s interest in Everton defender John Stones.Here are some of the latest transfer stories on today:Long-term Everton target set to stay at WolfsburgEverton and West Ham chase Roma forward Juan IturbeTottenham transfer rumours: ‘Pochettino is showing his poor knowledge in the transfer market!’ Fans slam Victor Wanyama linkWest Ham transfer news: Juventus striker Simone Zaza lined up for Upton Park loan switchLeicester City transfer report: Foxes aim to beat Marseille to £5.5m Copenhagen aceArsenal and Chelsea set to miss out as Serie A side Bologna close in on £5m starletBarcelona boss Luis Enrique tight lipped over Neymar to Manchester United rumoursMan United blow! Thomas Muller not for sale, insists Bayern Munich directorlast_img read more

Pack animals take tumble, are rescued

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAt the age of 2, Heasley the donkey was easily spooked when pack station workers tried to correct the animals’ loads, which were slipping off their backs, said Bruce Lamarche of the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue team. “Heasley fell over the side in a small box canyon and dragged the other three animals with him,” Lamarche said. Only Whiskey the horse was injured, suffering scrapes and bruises to her hindquarters and a broken nose, Lamarche said. The rescue team responded Friday, Lamarche said, but by the time a rope system had been put into place at the top of the canyon to haul the animals up, the sun went down. A veterinarian, several rescue team members and pack station workers stayed in the canyon overnight with the animals. At the first light, rescue team members were joined by L.A. County Fire’s Urban Search and Rescue Team, a fire camp crew and others, who created a path for the two donkeys and mule to walk out of the canyon, Savage said. ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – It was a rough couple of days for a 22-year-old horse named Whiskey and three of his four-legged friends, donkeys Heasley and Slim and Fred the mule. Thanks to the local rescue team, the Los Angeles County Fire Department and a couple of veterinarians, all four animals were safely returned Saturday to their pack station in Chantry Flat after having tumbled off the trail the day before. About 3 p.m. Friday, the equines, tethered together and carrying four empty propane tanks and supplies in their saddles, took a nasty 150-foot spill off a cliff around Sturtevant Falls, a couple of miles off Santa Anita Canyon Road, said Sierra Madre Search & Rescue team operations leader Mike Parker. Workers from the Chantry Flat Pack Station in the Angeles National Forest were bringing food and supplies to 80-plus cabins in the area, said L.A. County Fire Capt. Mark Savage. “We had a hard time keeping them on the trail because it was very, very steep,” said Lamarche, who was among those who spent the night watching over the animals. “They literally had to climb. We attempted to get Whiskey the horse to do it, but after two attempts, she just sat down and was out of gas.” Using a helicopter and a harness, county fire workers hoisted a sedated Whiskey out of the canyon, Savage said. Whiskey was taken back to Chantry Flat, examined and treated by another veterinarian, who said the horse would survive. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Water district scandal grows

first_imgBALDWIN PARK – The Valley County Water District has threatened Director Dolores Holguin with a lawsuit for her failure to repay money she allegedly owes but has taken no legal action against other directors who allegedly did the same thing. The district filed a lawsuit last week alleging Holguin pocketed about $4,750 in district payments that were supposed to be used for medical insurance. But Holguin, who is running for a seat on the Upper San Gabriel Municipal Water District in November, was not the only one district official who owed the money. Director Armando Macias, acting board President Joseph Armendariz and former Director Guadalupe Alvidrez each owed the district roughly the same amount as Holguin, officials said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsDistrict officials have given conflicting information as to when these other directors paid their outstanding debts, leaving Holguin wondering why she is the only one being sued. “They have an ax to grind with one director and it’s me,” Holguin said. On Wednesday, Guy Mato, the district’s interim general manager, said he announced at a previous water board meeting that Macias and Armendariz had made arrangements to pay off their debt and so were not being sued. On Thursday, Mato changed his statement and said Macias and Armendariz made full restitution within hours of being notified about their debt. Macias and Armendariz did not return phone calls this week seeking comment. Holguin, 57, said the lawsuit is being pushed by Lemieux and Steven O’Neill, the district’s legal counsel. “And it’s only because I voted against them coming back as legal counsel in December,” she added. Holguin said she has since told the district she plans to pay the money back and was waiting to get an opinion from an attorney. The lawsuit against Holguin also accuses her of having the district reimburse her $2,900 in attorney fees she spent on suing a former district board member and of voting to erase a comaker loan she owed the district. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Maintenance work planned next week on S.R. 250 in eastern Jefferson County

first_imgINDOT maintenance crews will close S.R. 250 to thru traffic next week for ditching, patching and brush removal operations.Closures will occur daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, and Wednesday, September 25, from Canaan to S.R. 129 at Pleasant, weather permitting.The official state detour is U.S. 421 to S.R. 129. S.R. 250 will be open to local traffic only.last_img

The Best Job in America This Year Is Making Apps

first_imgTen years ago, the idea of downloading apps was brand new.  Now making those apps is the most lucrative thing you can do with your time.CNN/Money just released their annual list of the best jobs in America for 2017, and the number one career right now is mobile app developer.The average app developer makes $97,000 a year . . . there are a ton of open jobs for you to snatch up . . . it’s low stress . . . and you can usually work from home.The top five jobs right now are:1.  Mobile app developer.2.  Risk management director . . . they help make plans for either communities or companies in case a disaster happens, and also run the clean up and rebuilding if it does.3.  Landman . . . that’s someone who makes deals between oil companies and people who own the land that has natural resources under it.4.  Product analyst . . . that’s someone who studies products and figures out how to improve them.5.  Info assurance analyst . . . they figure out ways to protect companies’ data and network.last_img read more

More resources to combat Aids

first_imgManuel also announced an additional R1.8-billion to introduce three new child vaccines to reduce deaths from pneumonia and diarrhoea. Manuel said the department would receive 18 new hospitals in the next three years. “A total of 31 hospitals are under construction, 18 of which will be completed over the next three years.” He said a new unit to address the quality of service provision was included in the government’s health spending proposals. “This will be named the National Office for Standards Compliance and it will set and audit norms and standards for hospitals and primary care centres.” The 2009/10 Budget makes provision for further improvements in the remuneration of South African health professionals and for the continued expansion of the country’s hospital revitalisation programme. “The development of a National Health Insurance System is aimed at improving the equity of health care financing and enhancing the quality of care for all South Africans,” he said. 12 February 2009 Manuel acknowledged the complexity of the challenges facing the country’s health services, and the strain on resources associated with a rising disease burden. An extra R932-million will be added to the Health Department’s HIV/Aids grant in 2009/10 to extend the screening of pregnant mothers, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel told Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday. He said policy interventions supported in the Budget focused both on health facilities and services, and on more aggressively combating the causes of ill-health. “We are budgeting to extend screening of pregnant mothers coming into the public health system and to phase in an improved drug regimen to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission,” Manuel said in his 2009/10 Budget speech. The state’s tuberculosis programme also received additional resources. South Africa’s state anti-retroviral programme now covers 630 000 people, and the medium term expenditure framework provides for an increase to 1.4-million people by 2011/12. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Expect ‘perfect pitch’ for Afcon opener

first_img23 November 2012 Football fans can expect a carpet-perfect pitch at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium for the opening match of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), says the City of Johannesburg. The FNB Stadium will host the Afcon opening ceremony and opening match on 19 January, as well as the final match and closing ceremony on 10 February. The pitch at South Africa’s flagship football venue was damaged during a Linkin Park rock concert ahead of the Nelson Mandela Challenge match between Bafana Bafana and Zambia a week ago.Semi-artificial surface for FNB Stadium Chris Vondo, member of the City’s mayoral committee for community development, said: “In terms of the pitch which appears to be bumpy, this matter to us is history. Come the opening day of the tournament, the pitch will be ready … we’ve ordered the desso, which is a long-term solution.” Vondo was speaking to reporters at FNB stadium on Thursday after making a presentation to the Afcon local organising committee (LOC) about Johannesburg’s state of readiness for the tournament. Desso is a sports playing field surface composed of natural grass combined with artificial fibres. The artificial grass fibres are injected 20 centimetres deep, and cover about 3 percent of the surface while the grass is growing; the roots intertwine with the artificial fibres. The 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa was the first international football tournament to be played on grass pitches partly made up of artificial grass. The system was installed at Nelspruit’s Mbombela Stadium and Polokwane’s Peter Mokaba Stadium. According to Vondo, the City of Johannesburg will install the desso after the Soweto derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates on 8 December. There are fears that “the calabash stadium” will resemble a cabbage-patch for the derby because of a Lady Gaga concert taking place there on 30 November.City of Joburg ‘ready for Afcon’ Afcon LOC chief executive officer Mvuzo Mbebe reiterated that the pitch at FNB stadium would be ready for the opening match between Bafana Bafana and Cape Verde. “This pitch will be at the standard that we require it to be, whether there is going to be a concert or no concert between now and the tournament.” “The City of Johannesburg is quite advanced with their preparations, and we are happy with what we’ve seen in terms of their training venues, that include Dobsonville, Rand, Orlando and Milpark stadiums.” Mbebe said that the LOC was comfortable with the plan presented to it by the city. “What is left for all of us is to get the tickets and come to the stadium in large numbers on January 19,” he said. Afcon project coordinator for the City of Johannesburg, Bongi Bokaba said the city had lined up a series of events to make sure that there was maximum visibility and awareness about the tournament. “Our commitment is to ensure that our residents embrace the Afcon in line with the LOC’s call to action, which is ‘eyethu – Be Part of it’. “We want to use football to build social cohesion in the city, because we want Johannesburg to be the city of choice during the tournament,” she said. Source: read more

Workload Consolidation: Meeting the Challenges of Runaway Traffic Growth

first_img4:1 Workload Consolidation on Intel ArchitectureAt Intel, we have been optimizing Intel Architecture (IA) for network infrastructure for 10+ years. We are concerned with helping operators of wireline and wireless public networks, as well as data center operators within enterprise IT and cloud, solve their scalability challenges. This requires a strong partnership across not only the operators themselves, but also the equipment manufacturers and the ecosystem.Our first focus has been consolidating the four key networking workloads on Intel® architecture. These four key workloads and examples include: Application & Services Processing: Equipment dependent, this can include security, network optimization, billing, and operationsControl Processing: Session & call management, route table managementPacket Processing: Efficient movement of packets through network devicesSignal Processing: Video and voice transcoding, wireless baseband processingHistorically, these workloads have been addressed by different architectures, and in many cases custom silicon. With advanced architectural innovations and optimized software, Intel is now delivering a flexible platform on which to build any network function. This, coupled with industry-leading development tools and capabilities like Intel® Virtualization Technology, sets the stage for new network deployments based on NFV & SDN.Efficient packet and data plane processing is central to building any network element. Critical to enabling our customers and partners to reap the benefits of 4:1 workload consolidation, Intel has delivered the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK). DPDK is a set of drivers, libraries and sample code optimized for specific advances in IA to deliver compelling data plane performance – performance that has increased more than 25x in just a few short years. Our customers have harnessed DPDK, either via open source or through commercial solutions offered by our partners Wind River, Calsoft, Tieto, and 6Wind to build solutions in all key areas of network infrastructure. Full details on DPDK are available at DPDK, we’re excited to take you on a journey through many more IA technologies and innovations to build compelling solutions to enable network operators to build capacity more cost effectively, while at the same time creating new revenue streams. Check back (or set your feeds!) for upcoming introductions to: By Jeni Panhorst, Intel – Jeni Panhorst is a Senior Product Line Manager at Intel. Reach her on Twitter at @jeni_p.When we talk to network operators, we hear many common themes: The traditional methods of building networks cannot keep pace with exponential traffic growth without creating significant CapEx and OpEx cost challenges. For the by-now familiar demands of mobility, video, social media, and the Internet of Things, data traffic from 2010 to 2023 is predicted to grow a thousand-fold, and to grow in complexity as it swells in volume.To meet that kind of demand while remaining profitable, operators have to find quicker, more efficient ways to scale out new and existing networking services. That means networks must move from being dominated by fixed-function equipment to being dominated by flexibility. Networks now are undergoing transformation, adopting new approaches like Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN), enabling scalability and economies of scale to allow operators to minimize costs and maximize revenue in the face of skyrocketing traffic growth.center_img Intel® QuickAssist Technology: Hardware acceleration for cryptography and compression available in Intel processors and chipsets, critical in meeting increased security demands and optimizing network trafficHyperscan: Industry-leading software-based pattern matching for deep packet inspection (DPI), enabling efficient threat management and policy enforcementIntel® Media SDK for Linux: Software development toolkit that leverages Intel graphics hardware acceleration engines to provide faster, more efficient, real-time video transcodingIntel® System Studio: A suite of analyzers, debuggers, compilers, and libraries to speed development of software on IA platforms, with some specific innovations for networking workloads, such as LTE signal processingIntel® Transcede SoCs: A new addition to Intel’s portfolio with the acquisition of the wireless assets of Mindspeed* Technologies, these are products for small cell basestations.We look forward to leading this journey!last_img read more