SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award That disappointment, though, didn’t leave head coach Ghicka Bernabe with any hint of bitterness as she congratulated new champion Adamson University Pep Squad.“I’m really happy for Adamson because they’re like NU,” said Bernabe in Filipino Saturday. “I’m also happy for UE [University of the East] because it’s been so long since they got into the top three.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNU finished fourth with 610.50 of a possible 800 points, and saw its string of four straight titles come to dust.The former champions started off their routine poorly after failing to execute their lifts with several slips occurring at the beginning of their performance. Although NU recovered in the final four minutes of its Under the Sea performance, the earlier deductions were enough to prevent a fifth championship.Bernabe added that she doesn’t want the loss to dishearten her players and she hopes they can bounce back stronger in future editions of the competition.“I don’t want this loss to really affect my players because I know that they’re really good performers,” said Bernabe. “If this loss will affect someone, let it affect us coaches. I still believe in the ability of my players.” ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set NU Pep squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University walked into Mall of Asia Arena with all the momentum in the world as its Pep Squad prepared to win its fifth straight title in the UAAP Cheerdance competition.NU Pep Squad, however, walked out of MOA Arena beaten without even getting the chance to step on the podium.ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: UAAP Season 80 Cheerdance Competition LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?
Mahfuz Ullah. File photoThe body of senior journalist Mahfuz Ullah, who passed away at a hospital in Thailand on Saturday morning, arrived in Bangladesh early Sunday, reports UNB.A flight of Thai Airways carrying his body landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 12:42am, said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan.His first namaz-e-janaza will be held after Zohr prayers at Dormitory Jame Mosque along Green Road, said his elder brother Mahbub Ullah.His second janaza will be held after Asr prayers at the Jatiya Press Club and then he will be buried at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals’ graveyard.The journalist, who was on life support at the Bumrungrad International Hospital, breathed his last around 10:05am (Bangladesh time) at the age of 69.”My father is no more. He breathed his last at 10:05am today (Saturday). We are taking preparations to take his body home on completion necessary formalities,” UNB quoted his daughter Nusrat Humaira as saying.Mahfuz Ullah had been suffering from various complications in heart, kidney and lung. He was flown to Thailand on 10 April for advanced treatment.Mahfuz Ullah was politically active since his student life and had taken part in the 11-point movement. He was expelled from Dhaka College for his activism.Born in Noakhali in 1950, Mahfuz Ullah obtained MA degrees in physics and journalism from Dhaka University. He got involved in journalism when he was a student and had been associated with popular weekly ‘Bichitra’ since its inception in 1972.He also worked at Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata as a ‘China expert’ and taught at Dhaka University’s journalism department. Mahfuz Ullah had hosted radio and television shows and was involved with leading Bangla and English dailies in Bangladesh.He has also authored more than 50 books in Bangla and English, apart from editing a number of others.Books edited by him include the biographies of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman and Khaleda Zia, the mass uprising of 1969, insurgency in Assam, and post-independent Bangladesh.
Twitter user @LisaMcGonagleBiological clock discoveries by 3 Americans earn Nobel prize.Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for their discoveries about the body’s biological clock, opening up whole new fields of research and raising awareness about the importance of getting enough sleep. Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young won the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize for their work on finding genetic mechanisms behind circadian rhythms, which adapt the workings of the body to different phases of the day, influencing sleep, behavior, hormone levels, body temperature and metabolism. They “were able to peek inside our biological clock and elucidate its inner workings,” the Nobel citation said. “Circadian dysfunction has been linked to sleep disorders, as well as depression, bipolar disorder, cognitive function, memory formation and some neurological diseases,” according to a Nobel background report. The awardees’ work stems back to 1984, when Rosbash and Hall, both at Brandeis, along with Young isolated the “period gene” in fruit flies. Hall and Rosbash found that a protein encoded by the gene accumulated during the night and degraded during daytime. A decade later, Young discovered another “clock gene.” The work was done using fruit flies. “I am very pleased for the fruit fly,” Rosbash, a 73-year-old professor at Brandeis University, told The Associated Press. He said he got the call about the award just after 5 a.m. “When the landline rings at that hour, normally it is because someone died,” he said. “I’m still a little overwhelmed.” But he added “I stand on the shoulders of giants. This is a very humbling award.” Young is at Rockefeller University; Hall formerly was a visiting professor at the University of Maine but said his prize work was done at Brandeis. Hall, 72, wryly noted that he was already awake when the call about the prize came around 5 a.m. because of age-related changes in his own circadian rhythms. “I said ‘Is this a prank’?” he told the AP by telephone from Cambridge, Maine. The winners have raised “awareness of the importance of a proper sleep hygiene” said Juleen Zierath of the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute, which chooses the laureates. Carlos Ibanez, another assembly member, said the research was important in understanding how humans adapt to shiftwork. Michael Hastings, a scientist at the U.K. Medical Research Council, said the discoveries had opened up a whole new field of study for biology and medicine. “Until then, the body clock was viewed as a sort of black box,” Hastings told the AP. “We knew nothing about its operation. But what they did was get the genes that made the body clock, and once you’ve got the genes, you can take the field wherever you want to.” “It’s a field that has exploded massively, propelled by the discoveries by these guys,” he told the AP. Hall said scientists have known about circadian rhythms since the 1700s but his research team looked at the mechanics and underpinnings of how it works. He said understanding that can give researchers a chance to address the circadian rhythm disorders that contribute to sleep problems. “Our wellbeing is affected when there is a temporary mismatch between our external environment and this internal biological clock, for example when we travel across several time zones and experience ‘jet lag,’” the Nobel statement said, explaining the research. “There are also indications that chronic misalignment between our lifestyle and the rhythm dictated by our inner time keeper is associated with increased risk for various diseases.” That misalignment may be associated with diseases including cancer and degenerative neurological conditions. “If you understand how the normal process works, that gives you a chance, not an inevitability, but a chance to influence the internal workings of the clock and possibly to improve a patient’s wellbeing,” Hall said. “I think most of its practical applications lie ahead,” said Rosbash. Share