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first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A sketch of the proposed Gortadroma gasification plant.A sketch of the proposed Gortadroma gasification plant.THE proposed gasification plant in Gortadroma has been a “total slap in the face for local democracy”.This was the view of Social Democrats General Election candidate for County Limerick, Senator James Heffernan, as he outlined some of the key issues that he feels need a “greater spotlight” during his campaign launch.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Senator Heffernan pointed out that a public representative’s job is to “represent the public” and insisted that they should not be involved in “closed door meetings and rushed deals”.Speaking about the Gortadroma debacle, Heffernan commented, “Planning needs to be transparent. With a project of this scale every councillor should have been fully briefed and the local communities consulted before anything was signed.”“The county council management and local representatives have really dropped the ball on this one. I hope that that was down to a lack of understanding, and possibly even naivety, and not anything untoward. I pleaded with management not to sign anything before local people were consulted but they rushed to get the ‘shake hands’ money that the company offered, without any consideration for people,” he claimed.Another key issue for the Social Democrats’ election hopeful is the A&E Department at the University Hospital Limerick.“It is like something out of a war zone. On our visit we saw people have to suffer the indignity of waiting on trolleys in a corridor. This is a stark example of the Government’s failure in health,” Heffernan declared.He also sees the lack of a Cork-Limerick motorway as another issue that’s having significant impact on the lives of local people. This project, he feels, is badly needed for proper regional development.“The roads that currently serve Limerick are way below standard and without the correct infrastructure we will not attract the right investments,” he said.The Kilfinane native was first elected to Limerick County Council in 2009 as a member of the Labour Party and was elected to Seanad Éireann in 2011. He resigned the party whip in 2012 following claims of bribery offers in lieu of his vote for Budget 2013 which contained cuts to children’s allowance and disability services.“The Labour Party “don’t have a recollection” about trying to bribe me to vote for cuts to the most vulnerable in society, children and the disabled. Well I have a very clear recollection of this happening. It did happen, and it was wrong.” Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSgasificationgeneral election 2016GortadromalimerickSenator James HeffernanSocial Democrats Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashcenter_img Email Linkedin NewsLocal NewsGasification plant a key election issue for HeffernanBy Alan Jacques – February 4, 2016 771 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleQuinlivan says recycling tax should be dumpedNext articleKilquane right-of-way for consideration Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

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first_imgArtificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL) are more than just flare for an expo booth. Companies are transforming their business practices, driving productivity, and creating new opportunities with the power of data and AI. Faced with limited resources, organizations must decide whether to scale their AI processes up or out. This key decision will better leverage the talent of an organization’s data scientists, capturing operational efficiencies, transforming decision making, and delivering stronger business results.So, what are AI, ML, and DL, and how are they related? DL is a subset of ML, and ML is subset of AI – clear as mud right? AI can independently sense, reason, act, and adapt. ML and DL use mathematical algorithms to ‘learn’ as opposed to being explicitly told what to do as in expert systems (imperative programming using a lot of ‘if, then else’). ML techniques use a variety of algorithms to create mathematical models which can then be used to predict an output based on some new input. DL structures algorithms in layers to create an artificial “neural network” which can learn and improve with vast amounts of data to make a better output (a decision) based on some new input.Some characteristics of ML and DL are shown below in Figures 1 and 2:Figure 1 Figure 2As an example of ML and DL, think of the problem of predicting someone’s weight (Figure 3). It could be a simple data set with height and weight then, using ML, you come up with line of best fit. Conversely, you could have tons of image data labeled with weight, then DL could refine the model with many more considerations, such as facial features, therefore improving accuracy.Figure 3The fuel of AI is lots of data; advanced models, algorithms and software; and high-performance infrastructure. As a general rule, if you are fortunate and have all three fuels, your organization should use DL. If you have two out of three, one, or none, use ML.The AI journey is a challenge. When we talk to our customers, they cite limited expertise, inadequate data management, and constrained budgets. Their business challenge is threefold: Define, Develop, and Deploy. They must define the use cases, requirements, business goals for artificial intelligence. Then, they must develop the data sources, infrastructure, trained models, and refinement process surrounding an AI system. Finally, they need to deploy the AI-enabled systems with tracking tools and inferencing, at scale.Now that we have covered the seemingly daunting challenges of implementing AI, let’s dive into the upbeat topic of a scale up or scale out strategy for AI. Scaling up implies adding more resources to an existing system. In the case of AI, that means how many domain specific architecture elements (DSA) are in an individual server. DSA is becoming the code name to mean anything that accelerates beyond general purpose computing, such as GPUs, ASICs, FPGA, IPUs, etc.  Scaling out, however, means adding more systems, each with some number of GPUs. Think of this in server terms as a 32-socket server vs 2-socket server. This is like the 30+ year old argument of mainframe vs x86 scale out. Scale out economics emerged the clear victor.For example, consider a family with independent transportation needs. The family could buy a Hennessy Venom GT – the fastest car on the planet – and one by one they could share it to rapidly meet their transportation needs. Or, they could buy n number of sufficient-performance cars and meet all their needs all the time.Figure 4Just as the family will simultaneously need to take concurrent trips, corporations on the AI journey will need more than one data scientist. Our job in technology is to make all data scientists productive all the time.The first set of data below uses MLperf (MLperf builds fair and useful benchmarks for measuring training and inference performance of ML hardware, software, and services) across the Dell portfolio of domain specific architecture-enabled (DSA) servers. In Figure 5, you can see the scaling from 2 V100 GPUs in the Precision 5820 to 4 V100 in a PowerEdge C4140 to 8 V100 in the DSS 8440 to 8 in an NVLink-enabled server. The 8-NVLink server performs slightly better than the 8-PCIe-enabled DSS8440 (note the DSS8440 can support ten V100’s).Figure 5If you look closer at the individual 8-GPU scores below in following two figures, the scores are very close with exception of translation and recommendation for the two different 8-GPU cases. That said, the performance gap has closed between NVLink vs PCIe with proper PCIe topologies and better PCIe switch peer-to-peer support, and it will close more with PCI data speeds of Gen4 and Gen5 which is 16GT/s and 32GT/s respectively vs Gen3 which was 8GT/s.Figure 6Figure 7If we take the same MLPerf, compare an 8-NVLink server to 2x 4-node NVLink servers, and spread the sub benchmarks across the two servers, we can now get all the work done faster than a single 8-NVLink server (Figure 8).Figure 8This checks out because, according to Amdahl’s law, the speed-up is not linear in large scale parallelism. Thus, it is important to pick a point on the speed-up scale before it gets into the non-linear region and to stay in the scale out economic sweet spot. Figure 9 shows scaling for 1-to-4 and 1-to-8 GPUs, as you can see, 1-to-4 GPU scaling has higher efficiency across the board (Figure 9).Figure 9Mark Twain popularized the saying, “There are lies, dammed lies, and statistics.” If he were still a journalist in the Bay Area today, he would turn our attention toward the pitfalls of benchmarks. Benchmarks in the right context are fine, but reduced to simple metrics, benchmarks can cause serious problems. Leaders must understand the underlying drivers of benchmarks to make informed decisions. Continuing our scale out or in example, 2x scale out nodes outperform a single scale up node using MLperf, the best industry benchmark. The scale out C4140 is also the best MLperf-per-dollar option for AI, which reflects the optimization point of using economic scale out nodes. Additionally, if you noticed in the news, VMware recently announced the acquisition of Bitfusion, which is a scale out approach to elastic AI infrastructure.Now, this is not to say 8 GPU+ systems don’t have their place, just like we still have 8 to 32-socket x86 servers, they have their place and need. But there is an economic law and Amdahl law at play which suggest that the economics of scale out win except in the corner cases. Scaling GPUs is impacted by two main variables: data size and optimized code. If the data set is too small and scaling inefficiently with more GPUs, you end up shuffling parameters between GPUs more than doing computation on the data. Most models and use cases in practice for DL in enterprise will be best run on one GPU because of dataset sizes and quality of code. AI-proficient companies have hired skilled “ninja” programmers due to use cases/datasets that require training across 8+ GPUs to meet time-to-solution requirements. Everybody else, good luck with getting better performance on two or more GPUs than a single GPU.The fact is this, companies on an AI journey will have tens or hundreds of data scientists, not just one. It is our job in technology to make sure all data scientists are as productive as possible. If one data scientist finishes her job fast while the others are drinking coffee and waiting for their turn, the company is not productive. Much like buying a super car to share with your spouse, only one person can be happy at a time. As monk and poet John Lydgate wisely wrote, “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” Well, in this case you can make all the data scientist happy all the time by enabling productivity to all, all the time – by investing in scale out and proper GPU workload orchestration.I want to thank Ramesh Radhakrishnan, Distinguished Engineer, Office of Server & Infrastructure Systems CTO, Dell EMC – for the great work in these benchmarks.If you have questions, want to go deeper, or want to understand the Dell EMC family of DSA enabled servers, please contact one of our friendly Dell EMC sales representatives. For more musings on this and other topics, please follow me on LinkedIn.To read more about performance testing across Dell PowerEdge servers related to Machine learning and Deep learning, please visit hpcatdell.com.To learn more about PowerEdge servers, including the C4140 and DSS 8440, visit dellemc.com/servers, or join the conversation on Twitter @DellEMCservers.last_img read more

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first_imgTess Sellwood is selling the Plant Street property which will head to auction on Tuesday night.TOWNSVILLE’S property market is back on track after a week of closures, pulled auction events and open homes.While the city escaped the wrath of Tropical Cyclone Debbie, the impending storm did manage to send Townsville’s property market into a spin as agents and vendors alike prepared for the worst.From cancelled open homes, the removal of signage, packaging up of loaned furniture, cancelling auctions and cyclone proofing homes on the market, Townsville real estate came to a temporary standstill.Keyes & Co principal Damien Keyes said Townsville only marginally escaped what could have been detrimental for an already struggling real estate market. “We are extremely lucky that the cyclone didn’t hit us,” he said.“Even just putting sales aside for a moment, our rental market would have faced issues having to deal with all the damage..“On the sales side, and that’s despite the cyclone missing Townsville, we’ve had people holding off on sales, people who didn’t want to put offers in because they didn’t want to purchase a damaged home.“So yes, the cyclone certainly slowed things down.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Mr Keyes said his firm also rescheduled their auction night to this coming Tuesday. “We still have four properties heading to auction on Tuesday night,” he said.“Hopefully, the extra week will get a few more buyers down on the night.” Among the properties to be auctioned is former House of the Week, 164 Kings Road, Mysterton and 1B Plant Street in West End, a modern-day Queenslander sold by Tess Sellwood (pictured). But while some agents played it on the safe side this week, Tracey Stack and Emma Nancarrow from McGrath Estate Agents decided to power ahead — storm or not. “We decided to forge ahead as the market never sleeps,” she said.“In fact, people would have used the extra days off to look at properties because they had the time to do so.“That was reflected in our open homes which had no less than eight and maximum of 12 potential buyers attend. Those are big numbers in our market and shows that genuine buyers were out and about.”last_img read more

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first_imgSubmitted by The City of OlympiaThe “E” and “F” Floats at Percival Landing will re-open on May 6, 2015. The floats have been closed since late February so workers could make repairs.Structural repairs were made to “E” Float, and water and power connections have been added. The “F” Float was completely replaced with a single concrete float and a new sewage pump out station. The “F” Float replacement and new pump out was partially funded by a $309,000 Clean Vessel Grant from Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission with funds from the Sport Fish Restoration Fund administered by U.S. Fish and WildlifeThe City will hold a small celebration on Wednesday, May 6 at 4 p.m. at the Harbor House at Percival Landing.  The Harbor House is located at 325 Columbia St. NW. The public is invited to attend. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2017)–Idle since breaking his maiden on Nov. 27, Royal Mo broke like a shot from the rail and dictated terms throughout as he scored an impressive 3 ½ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita, thus stamping himself as a top tier Kentucky Derby candidate.  Ridden by Victor Espinoza, owned by Jerry and Ann Moss and trained by John Shirreffs, the imposing bay colt by Uncle Mo got the distance in 1:43.48.“I was very happy with how he ran, the pace, the fractions, having that horse (Irap, with Mario Gutierrez) outside of him, hooking him a little bit, so I think he showed a lot of character,” said Shirreffs, who also conditions recent Grade III Sham Stakes winner Gormley for the Mosses.“You take it as it comes (referring to what might be next for his two talented sophomores).  Obviously, you don’t really want to run them together.  We’ll just have to see how it goes.  I haven’t spoken with Mr. Moss about that, so we’ll see.”A gate to wire maiden winner at one mile, Royal Mo faced stakes competition for the first time today and was off at 3-2 in a field of five, paying $5.00, $3.40 and $2.20.  With the win, he also picked up 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points and a check for $90,000, which brings his earnings to $144,200.  Second in his first two races sprinting, Royal Mo now has two wins from four starts.“He’s such a big horse, he doesn’t have that quickness for the first couple of strides,” said Espinoza.  “As soon as he gets into rhythm though, he’ll keep going…He’s improving a lot.  From the last few races to this race, he’s really coming along.  He’s going in the right direction.  Hopefully, we keep going that way.”Moss, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who gained worldwide notoriety as the owner of the legendary Zenyatta, also teamed with Shirreffs to win the 2005 Kentucky Derby with longshot Giacomo.“We haven’t had two horses (Royal Mo and Gormley) in this position in a long time and it’s fun,” said Moss.  “I’ll have to talk to John, but I think we’ll go to Arkansas with one and stay here with the other.  (Royal Mo) is almost 17 hands, but he’s still got some growing to do…We really don’t see anyone coming up that scares us…This horse has been working great and the Derby is a great thing to dream about.”One of three Doug O’Neill trainees, Irap pressed the winner throughout and held off favored Sheer Flattery by a neck for second money.  Off at 4-1, Irap paid $4.20 and $2.60.“I think pace makes the race and the first half wasn’t overly quick,” said O’Neill.  “When you give a horse like Royal Mo an uncontested lead you’re going to be in trouble.”Third turning for home, Sheer Flattery, who was ridden by Mike Smith, never threatened the winner while finishing 2 ¼ lengths in front of Term of Art.  Off at 7-5, Sheer Flattery paid $2.20 to show.Fractions, all set by the winner, were 23.86, 47.37, 1:11.50 and 1:36.84.The second, third and fourth place finishers received four, two and one Kentucky Derby qualifying points.last_img read more

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first_imgBeachgoers at Marble Hill in North Donegal were faced with grim scenes today after a dead porpoise washed up on the beach.The small whale was discovered tangled in ‘ghost’ fishing gear on Tuesday night.Harbour porpoises are commonly seen around the Donegal coast. However, lost or discarded fishing materials in the sea can be a deadly trap for the marine creatures. Porpoise washed up on Marble Hill Beach. Photo via Seas The BayJames Kenny from Seas The Bay fishing tours came across the carcass on Wednesday morning. He said that the creature is likely to have drowned.James said: “Porpoises need to go up to the surface to breathe, so it probably drowned after getting caught in the gear.“There is a family that hangs about in this area. They are just some of the wildlife we see regularly out on our tours.“It was so sad to see this one trapped and washed up today.” Sadness as dead porpoise found tangled on Donegal beach was last modified: September 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:marble hill beachporpoiselast_img read more

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first_imgThe Raiders brought back veteran linebacker Brandon Marshall on Tuesday, signing the former Super Bowl champion to a free-agent contract.Marshall, who battled knee troubles and was cut by Oakland at the end of training camp, will give the Raiders some reinforcement at a thin position as they look to stop a two-game losing streak. It doesn’t hurt that Marshall is already acclimated to the Raiders’ defense from his time with them this summer.To make room on the 53-man roster for the …last_img

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first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Going against the grain of macho Brazilian society, girls play touch rugby on equal terms with boys.And Malengreau pushes them all out of their comfort zone by encouraging use of English phrases during training, like: “Ready, ready up!” before defending a line.At a recent touch rugby tournament, the favela kids descended in two teams to Niteroi’s wealthy beach area to play other schools on the sand.One of Morro do Castro’s teams, resplendent in striped Cambridge University shirts, was crowned champion, prompting whooping and more dabbing.Janaina Trancoso, mother of a girl in the program, said a bigger victory looms for these children who otherwise might never have imagined escaping the favela’s isolation.“I think a door has opened for them,” Trancoso, 40, said.“With time they will manage to see that the world is big and that there are other possibilities.” Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES “It’s Oxford and Cambridge saying ‘the doors are open for you,’” Malengreau said.About 400 children have participated so far and the message is getting through.As a black boy from a favela, Franklin Cruz, a small, nippy 14 year old, has grown used to people expecting him to wind up a drug trafficker or, at best, a low paid construction worker.The rugby adventure, he says, has emboldened him.“Why not become an architect or a doctor or lawyer?” he asks.Beach rugby champsMalengreau says there was a “bit of a shock” when he first showed up in the favela with five enormous Oxford University players and a bag of rugby balls.“I’d never heard of rugby in my life,” Chagas says, remembering how his football-obsessed friends were astonished to be told, “‘No, you’re not meant to kick!’”The learning curve was only starting.Rugby is more of a team sport than football, less prone to relying on individual stars, Malengreau says. There’s also none of football’s culture of yelling back at referees. Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Sure, it’s not Twickenham or Eden Park. The pitch in Morro do Castro isn’t even close to the facilities you’d find at schools in Australia, Britain or other traditional rugby playing countries.Players wear a mishmash of shirts, some are barefoot. There are no rugby posts, the grass is patchy and when the ball’s kicked too far, it falls into an open sewer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutShould drug traffickers or police start shooting in the favela — a real hazard — kids are trained to take cover under a concrete wall behind the goalposts.But the rugby is serious. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ Two dozen young players sprint over the threadbare turf, spinning the ball between hands in swift, well coordinated drills. And when they perform the haka, New Zealand’s famous Maori war dance, their passion is unmistakable, even if there’s a bit of a samba vibe, with plenty of dabbing for good measure.By the end of training, Lucas Aquino Chagas, a dreadlocked 17-year-old who captains one of the touch rugby teams, sports a big smile.Brazil, with a population of 208 million, only has about 16,000 registered rugby players, compared to the millions in football. It’s fair to say that most teenage boys probably dream of pulling on the national team’s yellow shirt or emulating Neymar’s riches.But Chagas’ dream?“To play for the All Blacks,” he says without hesitation.ADVERTISEMENT Brazilian teenagers take a rugby class in a soccer field in the Morro do Castro shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 1, 2017. Brazilian-British Oxford University graduate Robert Malengreau, founder of the NGO UmRio, teaches rugby to young people from the Morro do Castro favela or shantytown in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, supporting young people in communities affected by crime and violence to provide them with an enabling environment where they can access new opportunities. AFPThe boys and girls running on the dusty football pitch in a Rio favela could be kids anywhere in Brazil if not for one detail: the oddly shaped ball they’re chasing.Soccer may be king across the land of Pele, but in Morro do Castro, a favela in the hills above Rio suburb Niteroi, rugby and the oval ball rule.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Black vows to sort out Alapag-Nabong issue Tackling lifeThe man who brought rugby to this poor, sleepy and occasionally perilous tropical corner is Robert Malengreau.Half-British, half-Brazilian, Malengreau, 28, played at high amateur levels in England, and is an Oxford University graduate.He always loved the game, but the tragedy of Brazil’s favelas, which are often under control of drug traffickers and shunned by the rest of society, made him want to try something more ambitious than just coaching.So four years ago he launched an NGO called UmRio, or One Rio, with the idea that introducing something as foreign as rugby might also shake things up beyond the field. Rugby, he says, “is an entry point.”To test his theory, Malengreau partnered with the school in Morro do Castro, a community he describes as “abandoned” by the government, and began teaching sport — and a new way of living.Players from around the world, including from Oxford and Cambridge universities, help with the actual rugby coaching.But just as importantly, local dentists and doctors volunteer for clinics, boosting healthcare in a community of about 6,000 with only one permanent dentist.English language courses and mentoring by Brazilian and foreign teachers mean that students get as much help with schoolwork as on tackling technique.A key symbolic point is backing from Oxford and Cambridge rugby clubs, which have donated their famous dark and light blue shirts, and the less tangible gift of encouraging favela kids to aspire. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “It’s something we need to continue to work on going forward especially since we’re going up against San Miguel next game. But until we do a good job rebounding, it’s going to be difficult in this conference.”Meralco hopes to ride the momentum when it faces the four-time conference champions at the same venue next Friday.Blackwater, on the other hand, has Rain or Shine next on its list. They tangle on Jan. 30 at Cuneta Astrodome.The scores:Meralco 99 – Jackson 19, Tolomia 15, Salva 14, Amer 13, Hodge 12, Hugnatan 10, Caram 7, De Ocampo 6, Newsome 3, Faundo 0, Dillinger 0, Quinto 0.Blackwater 94 – Maliksi 17, Sumang 16, Jose 15, Belo 12, Digregorio 11, Tratter 8, Javier 8, Dario 3, Desiderio 2, Palma 2, Alolino 0.Quarters: 16-25, 48-42, 73-64, 99-94.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next #KicksStalker: Superstition? CJ Perez switches kicks in tale of 2 halves View comments LATEST STORIES Trevis Jackson leads Meralco. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Trevis Jackson came off the bench to provide a much-needed boost for Meralco en route to a 99-94 win over Blackwater Saturday in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Center here.As if following the footsteps rookies Robert Bolick and CJ Perez, the surprise fifth pick of the PBA Draft scattered 19 points and a pair of assists to lead the Bolts in scoring in their first win of the conference.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I’m very happy we’re able to bounce back in this game after suffering a very painful loss to Phoenix,” said Meralco coach Norman Black.“A lot of guys I felt really stepped up and helped us tonight led by Trevis who made a lot of good outside shots for us and helped us open up (Blackwater’s) defense,” he added.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 starsJackson, who played Division I basketball in the US NCAA, was also behind the triple that provided separation from the Elite, 81-78, with 5:18 left in the match.From there, Cliff Hodge and Nico Salva continued their balanced attack to keep Meralco in front and preserve the earlier efforts from Mike Tolomia and now-healthy Ranidel de Ocampo.center_img Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Meralco’s bench outscored Blackwater’s 47-27, with six of the Bolts’ cagers providing double-digit production.“That’s what we really envisioned going into this year when I drafted Trevis. I thought with him along with Baser (Amer) and Chris (Newsome), we’d spread the wealth and move the basketball around to get good shots and run a little bit, which we haven’t done in the past. “Blackwater, who was also dealt with a first-game loss, drew commendable performances from its old reliables Allein Maliksi, Raymar Jose and Roi Sumang, even burying the Bolts by as much as 12 in the first half.But with only Mac Belo and Chris Javier providing a reprieve for their starters, the Elite faltered in the second half and ran out of gas to play catch-up to drop to a 0-2 record.“For our second game in a row, our defense is pretty solid, our only problem right now is how to shore up our rebounding because we’re getting a lot of stops but we’re giving up a lot of defensive rebounds at the same time,” Black said.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñolast_img read more

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