NLEX pips Kia for 2-0 start

first_imgLATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Filipinos 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Kia forced the issue and cut the deficit to five, 98-93, with Markeith Cummings converting on a three-point play with less than 20 seconds left in the game but Kevin Alas iced the game from the free throw line for NLEX’s final two points.“We relaxed too early and our execution was bad in the last quarter,” said Guiao. “We lost focus.’Aaron Fuller led NLEX with 24 points and 19 boards while Kevin Alas and Carlo Lastimosa added 13 points apiece.Cummings had a game-high 30 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Picanto.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s a nice feeling to put together a winning streak, the confidence level is getting better,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao. “We were really excited before this game because there is something good that is happening within the team.”“We are getting good and balanced effort from everybody, and aside from the balance we have an import that is giving us the scoring consistently.”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’The Road Warriors, though, didn’t cruise to the victory as their 27-point lead, 78-51, at the start of the third quarter slowly dissipated until the final minute of the game. As, his team struggled to maintain its lead in the final period Guiao was called with two technical fouls in a span of 54 seconds and he walked off the playing floor with 4:19 left in the game. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX stopped Kia in its tracks and chalked up its second straight win in the PBA Governors’ Cup, 100-93, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Road Warriors improved to 2-0 while the Picanto fell to 0-2.ADVERTISEMENT After hot game, Pessumal guarantees SEAG gold for Gilas in KL LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets View commentslast_img read more

Lockheed lends engineers to aid young rocket scientists

first_imgLockheed engineer Ken McKinney said he was impressed with the drive and work ethic of the students from Knight, a Title I school where nearly half the students receive federally subsidized lunches. “They flew their first rocket about a month and a half ago. It was a fairly windy spring day, and it went plummeting into the desert floor,” McKinney said. “After that I challenged them. If NASA could fly at night, so could they. They showed up at 5:30 in the morning to launch before school – it’s less windy right around dawn. They’ve accepted every challenge thrown at them. It’s been very impressive. They are going to outwork a lot of their competition.” Each student team was tasked to build a rocket that will carry a raw egg 850 feet into the air and back down again in 45 seconds without breaking the fragile cargo, said Bill Lewis, a physics and engineering teacher at Knight. The teams will be scored based on how close they come to the target altitude and time, Lewis said. PALMDALE – With a loud “whish,” the model rocket blasted off the desert floor outside Knight High School, trailed by a fiery tail and leaving behind a cloud of black smoke. Working with Lockheed Martin engineers, 15 students in the school’s Rocket Club have designed and built two model rockets to enter into a national competition. “It’s fun to design stuff and think of new things and actually make something work. It’s very satisfying,” senior Ismael Yanez said. “We knew nothing about rockets when we started. We started from scratch.” Since fall, two teams of students have dedicated several hundred hours after school, working on their project for the fifth annual Team America Rocketry Challenge sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. There are strict specifications and safety guidelines from the National Association of Rocketry that must be followed: The rocket must not weigh more than 3.3 pounds, and the egg must be a Grade A hen’s egg. A rocketry association member, a Lancaster man who works for a cable company and is a rocket hobbyist, is the official judge who is making sure the students meet the guidelines. The teams have two chances to do qualifying flights to advance to the national competition in Virginia in May, Lewis said. Of the 750 teams allowed to register to compete, only the top 100 teams will be selected, Lewis said. Knight’s rockets are made out of balsa wood, plastic, and cardboard tubing, have parachutes, and are powered by solid propellant model rocket motors. They measure between three and four feet in height and are less than three inches in diameter. “It’s electronically ignited. They have cables hooked up to the motor and a long cord and then they press a button,” Lewis said. Test flights have gone well. McKinney said the rocket built by the team he advises last week hit 850 feet on the dot and came in at 45.7 seconds. McKinney and two other Lockheed engineers, Scott Gonzales and Scott Munro, got involved in part because their wives work as teachers in the Antelope Valley Union High School District. McKinney’s wife is a biology teacher and Munro’s is a French instructor, and both work at Knight. Gonzales’ wife works at Highland High. Munro helped get funding for the project, with Lockheed donating $3,000. Gonzales and McKinney have been acting as team advisers and mentors. “They attend weekly meetings with them, sometimes more often than once a week. They are there to answer questions about air drag and other engineering concepts. They are generous with their time and helping the teams along the way,” Lewis said. Senior Caitlin Enomoto said she signed up for the club because she thought it would be a fun project. “It sounded pretty cool. I like the designing of the rocket and making it fly, and it feels like it’s a big challenge,” Enomoto said. “Besides learning about the rocket and stuff like that, you really learn the importance of teamwork and communications.” karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744 160Want 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

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE SET FOR CAOLAN MELAUGH 5K THIS FRIDAY

first_imgHUNDREDS of people are expected to come out and run for the Caolan Melaugh fund on Friday night in Killygordan.Brave Caolan has been suffering from an aggressive form of cancer since he was just 10-weeks-old.The Caolan Melaugh 5k and 1k Heros Kids Race will take place this Friday the 24th July at 7.30pm. The event is organised by Killygordan Crossroads Runners (KCR) in partnership with Red Hughes CLG.The event is sure to attract walkers, runners and families from all over with special kids race kicking off the night at 7pm with certificates for the first 100 kids. Dress up as superheroes optional.The main race starts at 7.30pm.The race registration is from 5pm to 7pm with race start at Monellan.  HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE SET FOR CAOLAN MELAUGH 5K THIS FRIDAY was last modified: July 22nd, 2015 by John2Share 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) Tags:5kcancerCaolan MelaughDD LOCAL: KILLYGORDON COMMUNITY NEWSfundraiserKillygordonlast_img read more