Warmer weather and new snow have heightened the avalanche danger again, in several parts of the Northern BC back country. The town of Stewart in the Northwest is legally in accessable by road, as Highway 37-A has been closed because of the high avalanche danger in that region north of Prince Rupert. Closer to home, ten centimeters of snow this week along the the Mackenzie Junction trail has also lifted the avalanche risk to extreme. Sledders are advised to avoid the Pine Pass area including Silver Sands, until further notice. – Advertisement -Up to date information can be found on line at www.mackenziesnowmobileclub.ca. Latest information indicates the trails around Fort St. John, Charlie Lake and Taylor are in good condition.
An international team set out to determine if the skull features of Archaeopteryx, the famous fossil bird, indicated whether it was capable of flight. The answer reported in Nature1 was affirmative:Here we show the reconstruction of the braincase from which we derived endocasts of the brain and inner ear. These suggest that Archaeopteryx closely resembled modern birds in the dominance of the sense of vision and in the possession of expanded auditory and spatial sensory perception in the ear. We conclude that Archaeopteryx had acquired the derived neurological and structural adaptations necessary for flight. An enlarged forebrain suggests that it had also developed enhanced somatosensory integration with these special senses demanded by a lifestyle involving flying ability.Everything they measured was within the range of characteristics for modern flying birds. For instance, they say: “Birds with the same body mass as Archaeopteryx have from one-third (for example, galliforms and columbiforms) to five times (for example, psittaciforms and passeriforms) bigger brains. However, the brain of Archaeopteryx is about three times the volume of those of non-avian reptiles of equivalent size.” The scientists say nothing about transitional forms, and only make this one indeterminate statement about evolution: “it has remained contentious whether brain size increase was tied to the evolution of flight, arboreality, or other environmental influences,” hardly an affirmation that birds evolved from reptiles. A very different conclusion was reached by reviewer Lawrence Witmer (Ohio U), who calls Archaeopteryx “the near perfect transitional form.” Since Darwin’s Origin of Species was published, he says, “it has been a compelling example in the case for evolution.” Witmer understands that the requirements for flight are pretty demanding: “But flight isn’t just about wings, rudders and flaps,” he says; ”It’s also about the pilot and on-board computer, and those are the missing elements that this new study provides for Archaeopteryx.” Nevertheless, he concludes, “This latest in a long line of papers on Archaeopteryx affirms the iconic status of this fossil” (i.e., as a classic transitional form between reptiles and birds). See also the MSNBC and National Geographic slants on this story.1Patricio Domínguez Alonso et al., “The avian nature of the brain and inner ear of Archaeopteryx,” Nature 430, 666 – 669 (05 August 2004); doi:10.1038/nature02706.2Lawrence M. Witmer, “Palaeontology: Inside the oldest bird brain,” Nature 430, 619 – 620 (05 August 2004); doi:10.1038/430619a.A more shameless example of spin doctoring by a Darwin Party hack could hardly be found. The evidence showed that Archaeopteryx not only had the wings of a bird, but it had the skull of a bird, the eyes of a bird, and the pilot and onboard computer of a bird. And he has the audacity to say this confirms it as a near-perfect transitional form between reptiles and birds! Speaking of icons, Witmer needs to read ch. 6 of Icons of Evolution, where Jonathan Wells puts this fossil in its place. (Click here and here for summaries of his arguments; TrueOrigin has an article by Ashby Camp on Archaeopteryx and the supposed evolution of birds from reptiles.)(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Cupcakes for Hope has also contributed to other charities, including: Cansa, Reach for a Dream, The Sunflower Fund, CHOC, Little Fighters Cancer Trust and Hospice. (Image: Wikipedia)The effects of cancer are being fought one cupcake at a time, to raise awareness and funds for families affected by the disease who are in need of medical assistance.Cupcakes for Hope is a non-profit organisation established in 1999. “I have always loved Oprah’s Angel Network and it showed me that we can all make a difference in someone’s life,” said Sandy Cipriano, its founder. “You don’t need money, but if you have love and a bit of time, you can all make a difference.“In 2009, we had our first fundraiser at our restaurant, Rio Sol Portuguese Restaurant, in Vereeniging. The first year we raised R5 000, the following year R50 000 and so it grew and grew. In 2011, Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer set a new world record for the most cupcakes on display – 21 000. Through this achievement we were able to raise R200 000 for kids with cancer.”MEANINGFUL WORK ALREADY DONEIn September 2014, Cupcakes for Hope hosted the third National Cupcake Day 4 Kids with Cancer at 55 malls – and raised R1.2-million.“Thank you to all our sponsors and amazing Cupcake Angels, who baked all the stunning cupcakes for the event,” Cipriano said. “All your hard work has made a difference in the lives of so many cancer patients already. I can’t wait to see what God has got planned for us in the future.”In 2012, Cupcakes for Hope auctioned a very special cupcake for R14 000 at the Mark Scott Golf Day at the invitation of Zelda la Grange, who was the personal assistant to Nelson Mandela. Mark Scott is the son of popular TV personality Darren Scott, who was diagnosed with cancer of the kidney.“It is truly amazing how a beautiful cupcake is bound to bring a smile to your face. This has to be South Africa’s most expensive cupcake,” Cipriano said about that sale.Cupcakes for Hope has also contributed to other charities, including: Cansa, Reach for a Dream, The Sunflower Fund, CHOC, Little Fighters Cancer Trust and Hospice.WALL OF GENEROSITYIn late November, Mugg & Bean, which has been a Cupcakes for Hope sponsor since 2012, held its Wall of Generosity campaign. Since the start of its sponsorship, the coffee themed restaurant franchise has raised over half-a-million rand for the charity.During its latest event, members of the public were invited to Sandton City, in Johannesburg, and share in acknowledging the meaning of the Wall of Generosity. On the day, Mugg & Bean gave away cupcakes from the wall and each person who received a cupcake was asked to write the name of their cancer hero on their hand and to take a picture holding up their hand with the cupcake.This act signified support for those who were suffering or had suffered from cancer, as well as supported the drive for awareness of early detection in children and how this could save lives.According to Mugg & Bean, the Wall of Generosity was a way for it to give back; it was also a way for it as a brand to lend its support to a cause in which the company truly believed. “Ultimately, it is a way for us to raise awareness for the plight of so many adults and children suffering from cancer,” the company said.PARTY OF HOPEIf you would like to support the cause and help to create awareness at your company or your child’s school, register now to host your own Party of Hope.Cupcakes for Kids has set the following dates for the Parties of Hope in 2016:4 February: World Cancer Day;15 February: International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day;1 April: Caps 4 Cancer (April Fools);5 June: Cancer Survivors Day;16 July: Nelson Mandela International Day;1 September: International Cupcake for Breakfast Day;Whole of September: Childhood Cancer Awareness; and,31 October: Superheroes 4 Cancer.When you register for a Party of Hope, the organisation sends you: leaflets containing information on early cancer warning signs and badges to wear on the day, as well as cupcake baking cups and balloons bearing the Cupcakes for Hop logo.Companies can use this event as a team building project and challenge their different departments to a bake off. Some companies host Cupcake and Tea parties for their staff. There is no right or wrong way of hosting your event; whatever works in your environment will be perfect.“Remember, this is not so much about fundraising but about educating others about the cancer early warning signs,” Cipriano said, “so the only requirement is that either an email or leaflet gets sent out to all the parents or co-workers.“We also now have the early warning signs in 11 different languages available for download.”
SharePrint RelatedStonehenge in the Desert — Geocache of the WeekJuly 25, 2018In “Community”A photo is worth 1000 finds? – The Mountain of Moonlit Rocks (GC1CB) – Geocache of the WeekJune 18, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Unleash Your Inner Indiana — Raiders of the Lost Cache (GC2HN2H) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 14, 2013In “Community” The Moeraki BouldersThe Geocache of the Week takes us to a striking location. The New Zealand beach looks like a scene from a science fiction movie.The Moeraki Boulders (North Otago) (GC124MY) is a difficulty one, terrain two EarthCache located just south of Oamaru, New Zealand.Local Maori legend has it that the boulders are the remains of eel baskets, kumara (sweet potato), and calabashes (a long, squash-like melon grown on a vine) that washed ashore from the wreck of a large sailing canoe hundreds of years ago.Scientists explain that the boulders were formed over the course of millions of years by a layering process similar to the formation of oyster pearls. The seabed was lifted to form coastal cliffs that have eroded over time causing the boulders to tumble onto the beach.boulder with septaria cracksThe boulders are impossible to miss. Some are up to four meters (13 feet) in circumference and egg shaped.Since the creation of the cache by tomsqrd in 2007, nearly 200 geocachers have logged a visit to this magnificent attraction, awarded it 30 Favorite Points, and shared an incredible 436 images.One geocacher logging a visit writes, “What a great location to come to and explore! Really enjoyed the walk on the beach. It is quite amazing how spherical the concretions are. Thanks for an added reason to stop on my drive south!”Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] one boulder to anotherShare with your Friends:More
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters Tags:#Google#Microsoft#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts audrey watters Tags:#Google#Microsoft#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… IE still retains its lead in the browser market in North America with 48.92% of users, followed by Firefox at 26.7%, Chrome at 12.82%, and Safari at 10.16%.StatCounter’s figures are based on aggregate data on a sample of over 15 billion page views per month. IE still retains its lead in the browser market in North America with 48.92% of users, followed by Firefox at 26.7%, Chrome at 12.82%, and Safari at 10.16%.StatCounter’s figures are based on aggregate data on a sample of over 15 billion page views per month. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market,Firefox has overtaken Internet Explorer to become the number one browser in Europe, reports analytics company StatCounter. According to December figures, Firefox had 38.11% of the European market share, compare to IE’s 37.52%.It’s the first time that IE has been knocked out of the number one position in a major geographical area, says Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter’s CEO, who points to the growth of Google’s Chrome as the reason for the shift. It isn’t that Firefox is gaining steam, but rather than IE is losing users to Chrome.Chrome is still in third place in Europe, but it has grown substantially over the past year: up from 5.06% in December 2009 to 14.58% in December 2010. “We are probably seeing the impact of the agreement between European Commission competition authorities and Microsoft, to offer EU users a choice and menu of browsers from March last,” says Cullen. As part of its anti-trust settlement with the EU, Microsoft has implemented a “browser ballot” as part of Windows set-up that gives users a choice of browsers rather than preferential treatment for IE. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Firefox has overtaken Internet Explorer to become the number one browser in Europe, reports analytics company StatCounter. According to December figures, Firefox had 38.11% of the European market share, compare to IE’s 37.52%.It’s the first time that IE has been knocked out of the number one position in a major geographical area, says Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter’s CEO, who points to the growth of Google’s Chrome as the reason for the shift. It isn’t that Firefox is gaining steam, but rather than IE is losing users to Chrome.Chrome is still in third place in Europe, but it has grown substantially over the past year: up from 5.06% in December 2009 to 14.58% in December 2010. “We are probably seeing the impact of the agreement between European Commission competition authorities and Microsoft, to offer EU users a choice and menu of browsers from March last,” says Cullen. As part of its anti-trust settlement with the EU, Microsoft has implemented a “browser ballot” as part of Windows set-up that gives users a choice of browsers rather than preferential treatment for IE. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Go with exterior storm windowsRodriquez has been using heat-shrink film to tighten up his windows in the winter, but a better option, says Dana Dorsett, would be weatherstrip the windows and add a low-e storm window on the outside. “A good low-e storm over a wood-sashed reasonably tight single-pane performs at about U-0.30 to U-0.33,” he writes, “as good as or better than cheap replacement windows.”Two brands he mentions specifically are Harvey, a Massachusetts manufacturer that “makes the highest [quality] storm windows in the industry,” and Larson, whose storm windows are widely available from big-box retailers.In any case, he adds, those old windows are worth hanging onto: “The quality of the clear grain old growth wood in 1880 vintage sashes and frames is unmatched by modern windows,” Dorsett says. “If they’re salvageable, it’s worth tightening them up. Putting the storm window on the exterior keeps them warmer and drier, and extends the life of the original window.” Tighter house, smaller heating equipmentOne reason to tighten up the house first, says Charlie Sullivan, is that the size of the heating system can then be smaller. “Investing in a better heating system first often means you paid for a bigger system than needed,” he writes.Rodriquez, whose oil-burning furnace is a “guzzler,” has already had three heat pump contractors look over the house and provide him with estimates. Only one of them bothered to ask questions and take measurements while the other two “simply walked through the house and immediately recommended their top of the line offerings.”Dorsett believes that Rodriguez would get much lower heating bills with an air-source heat pump. “The cost of operation of an 87% efficiency oil furnace at the recent 5-year average fuel and electricity costs is more than 50% higher than that of a pretty-good high-efficiency ducted heat pump and more than [twice] the cost of running ductless heat pumps,” Dorsett says.Heating oil is headed lower this season, and electricity prices are on the rise, Dorsett adds, but “the fundamentals in both markets still favor heat pumps on a life-cycle operation cost. An open floor plan would allow a ductless version, which Dorsett thinks would pay for itself in reduced oil bills, in less than five years. Try doing your own energy calculationsThe solution to HVAC contractors who offer only seat-of-the-pants estimates is for Rodriguez to do his own energy calculations with the help of a website called LoadCalc, says Keith H.“This is a very simple Manual J calculator,” he writes. “You can play with it quickly and see what effect on the whole house load some different options have. It’s just a model, but a model is better than what the window or HVAC sales guy has to say.”The software would help Rodriguez see what window or insulation upgrades would do.His own experience with replacement windows is that they didn’t make much of a dent in his heating bill, but they did make the house quieter and less drafty.“These creature comforts were worth the money but I don’t believe they save much money,” Keith H said. “I put our old residence through this software and concluded that converting all the windows and two sliders would lower the load a 3/4 ton or about 16%. We didn’t see that on the bill, however.” Energy Upgrades for BeginnersEssential Energy-Audit Equipment What’s Wrong with the Home-Energy Audit Industry?Saving Energy With Manual J and Manual DGreen Basics: Green Heating OptionsWhat Should I Do With My Old Windows? Four Affordable Ways to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Old Windows First things firstTo William Heiden, the choice is simple: Start with improvements to the building envelope before spending any money on upgrades to the mechanical systems.“I would recommend improv[ing] the envelope first before trying to fix the comfort issue through mechanicals,” he writes. “Air-sealing and insulating the attic is a great first step. Anything that you can do to lower the heat loss will help you to reduce the size of the mechanical equipment needed to heat the home in the future.”If the windows are truly original, he adds, they will have a single pane of glass. A less expensive option than replacing them would be to make removable interior storm windows, “an easy enough DIY project.”After that, Heiden recommends tackling the crawl space, which would have a bigger payoff than insulating the walls.GBA senior editor Martin Holladay also recommends the same basic route: improvements to the building envelope rather than an immediate upgrade in the heating system.“If your energy auditor listed the recommended measures in the usual order — starting with the ‘biggest bang for your buck’ measure and then listing other measures from the most cost-effective to the least cost-effective — then I would address the measures in the order they were listed,” Holladay writes.“I would vote for insulating the above-grade walls or sealing and insulating the crawl space,” he continues. “Window replacement rarely makes sense, although it would probably be a good idea to install storm windows to protect any windows with single glazing.”Rodriguez can always install a heat pump at a later date, he says. In the meantime, he could use his wood stove to lower his heating bills. Christian Rodriguez has taken an important first step in improving the energy efficiency and comfort of his 1880s home by arranging for an energy audit. With the results in hand, his first step was to air-seal the attic and add 20 inches of cellulose insulation.“This made quite a difference both in comfort and heating bills,” he writes in a Q&A post at Green Building Advisor. Now comes a difficult decision: what to do next.The audit has identified four other steps: insulate the walls of the house with dense-packed cellulose; insulated the crawl space with closed-cell spray polyurethane foam; replace four drafty windows that are original to the house; and install a high-efficiency air-source heat pump.“Unfortunately, there is only enough [money in the] budget for one of the four options (all estimates within $200-$300 of each other),” Rodriguez says. “According to the energy assessment, our 10-year-old furnace is fairly efficient and a heat pump would strictly be to supplement and even out low winter temps. We also supplement with a wood stove.“Does it make more sense to invest in insulation or a heat pump?”That’s the topic for this Q&A Spotlight. RELATED ARTICLES Our expert’s opinionHere’s how GBA technical director Peter Yost sees it:It could be that you have already considered moisture management in your renovation work, but I don’t see that addressed. As you work to better manage heat flow through your building enclosure, you will need to better manage moisture as well. Check out this building assessment form on GBA.Given your current mechanical systems status (the 10-year old, working-well furnace and supplemental wood stove), I would continue to focus on your building enclosure, particularly the crawl space. You don’t say whether you would insulate the crawl space perimeter (unvented) or the first floor framing (vented), but I have found that getting a good air seal at the first floor framing, even with spray foam, is difficult. And I have also found that crawl space venting rarely if ever actually results in significant air changes in this space, so making your crawl space a basement for short people is the best approach.I also think that low-e, airtight storms are a good investment (see Efficient Window Coverings), particularly if they are exterior and weather-protect your primary windows (see this BuildingGreen blog). Two considerations in this case, however, can be wintertime condensation on the interior of the storms and heat-trapping that damages the primary window seals.For the former, the general rule is that to manage wintertime condensation, the most airtight plane of the dual window system must be to the interior. In my own home, the double-hung, dual-pane, sash replacements are pretty leaky (even after some seal retrofitting) and the storms are more airtight so we get quite a bit of deep-winter condensation and frost on our storms.For the latter, our storms are high-SHGC, pyrolytic, low-e while our dual-pane primary windows are low-SHGC, sputter-coat, low-e. That combination, on the western side of our house in particular, has led to some pretty significant primary window degradation, including the insulated glass seals, as intense solar heat gets trapped in the window system. (I have to add here that while the seals look horrible, we have yet to have a seal failure, but keep reading…)I have measured surface temperatures on the primary windows above 165 degrees F, and air temperatures between the primary and storm window above 140 degrees F. The main way we are managing this is with exterior awnings in the summer — comfort and thermal problem solved.
The lockdown and communication blockade in Jammu and Kashmir can potentially inflict short- or long-term psycho-social trauma in children, say doctors at the Srinagar Government Medical College’s Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (IMHANS).“Adults may adapt to the clampdown through culturally transmitted coping mechanisms such as indulging in shop-front debates. However, it’s taking a toll on the mental health of children with their eight-hour routine completely disturbed. The children have no access to schools, any means of entertainment or the Internet, making them vulnerable to psycho-social abnormalities,” says Zaid Ahmad, a senior psychiatrist at the IMHANS.The IMHANS has come up with a contingency plan and in the first phase, will reach out to children (up to the age of 16) in distress in the districts of Kulgam, Shopian, Anantnag and Pulwama. The UNICEF-backed Child Guidance and Wellbeing Centre at the IMHANS has identified child-friendly centres (CFCs), set up in schools, private homes and anganwadi centres, in these districts “to provide psychological first aid”.“The animators and volunteers at the 36 CFCs will be given training on psychological first aid and care to deal with children facing mental health issues in the current difficult times,” Syed Karrar Hussian, a child psychiatrist with the UNICEF, told The Hindu.The need for the contingency plan was felt after the number of the children visiting IMHANS fell by one-fifth the number, after the August 5 decision. “Those who visited us complained of flared-up symptoms because of the fearful environs and dysfunctional social spaces. There is no peer group interaction, allowing children to share their stories, that act as a protective mechanism. Parents are also finding it hard to deal with the such children,” Dr. Hussain said.
Kiwi Ross Taylor scored an unbeaten 131 as New Zealand beat Pakistan by a massive 110-run margin during their World Cup Group A in Kandy on Tuesday. ScoreChasing 303 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pakistan were bundled out for 192.In a similar start to the New Zealand innings, Pakistan too lost their opener early with Kiwi paceman Tim Southee claiming Mohammad Hafeez in the second over of the innings off an LBW decision when the score was 5-1. Hafeez managed to put just five on board.But the similarity ended there. As far from forging any partnerships, Pakistan lost three more wickets in quick succession. From 23-1 at the start of the seventh over they fell to 23-4 in the eight over.Misbah-ul-Haq, who has often bailed Pakistan out of similar situations, too could not do much as Southee claimed him the 15th over of the innings with a ball that was moving away from him. It took the edge of Misbah’s bat and Scott Styris did the rest in the gully region. He fell for 7 and Pakistan to 45/5.In came skipper Shahid Afridi, but after staying at the crease for 10 minutes he too threw his wicket away. A regulation ball from Jacob Oram caved in to strike against his stumps. Afridi fell for 17 as Pakistan fell to 66/6.Finally, Umar Akmal and Abdul Razzaq tried hard to salvage the innings and they did succeed in it to some extent. But again pressure of the target bogged them down and Umar departed on 38 with Nathan McCullum claiming his wicket in the 29th over of the innings. He fell for 38 and Pakistan lost their seventh wicket for 102/7.advertisementSoon Abdur Rehman too fell leg-before on Nathan’s ball that was coming in to him. He went for the review but even that could not help him and Pakistan lost their eighth wicket at the score of 125.Umar Gul remained unbeaten on 34 even as the rest made hasty exits and the end result was – 192 all out in 41.4 overs.New Zealand inningsEarlier, New Zealand’s Ross Taylor scored an unbeaten 131 as the Kiwis put 302/7.This was post New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori’s decision to bat first.However, the innings didn’t really start according to Vettori’s plans as Shoaib Akhtar bowled out Kiwi opener Brendon McCullum in the first over.New Zealand went down to 8/1 in the 4th ball of the first over. And it was delivery that completely deceived the batsman. The ball nipped back off the seam after pitching on the off and entered the bat-pad gate of McCullum and before he could realise what had happened his stumps were off.Akhtar proved the point that he does not like being hit for a six and that’s what McCullum had done before he fell.Umar Gul didn’t have a point to prove but still he got his man in fact his eased Jamie How’s misery, who was struggling at the crease. The angled into to hit against the batsman’s pads and he departed on 4 with an LBW written against his name in the scoreboard. New Zealand fell to 55/2 in the 13th over.Two early wickets and the Kiwis were running for cover. But opener Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor decided to attempt a revival. They got on with a partnership ensuring the New Zealand score kept ticking. The two helped New Zealand cross the 100-rn mark even as Pakistan found it difficult to control them.But trust Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi to come up with a solution when things go the wrong way. And he came up with one by scalping Guptill when the New Zealand score was 112. A flighted delivery deceived the batsman who failed to read the ball and soon it struck down his stumps. He fell for 57 as the Kiwis lost their third wicket.With Guptill gone, the Pakistan bowlers got busy once again. And this time it was Mohammad Hafeez who got a wicket. He claimed James Franklin leg-before on 1 and Kiwis lost their fourth wicket on 113.However, the game was far from over as Ross Taylor was still in the middle and new man Scott Styris has been in such situations before. Besides, the situation wasn’t exactly demanding and the two took up the challenge forging another partnership.The two had put on 62 runs for the fifth wicket before Gul decided that it was enough. And a rather straight ball from Gul proved fatal for Styris, who failed to connect and soon an LBW was written against his initials in the score board. He fell for 28 as the Kiwis lost their fifth wicket on 175/5.advertisementThen it was time for pinch hitter Nathan McCullum to come to the fore and he did that in spectacular fashion hitting a six off skipper Shahid Afridi and then repeated the shot in Gul’s over. But Gul had the last laugh as he clean bowled him on the very next ball to reduced New Zealand to 210/6. Nathan scored 19 off the 10 balls he faced. Taylor, who remained unbeaten on 131, helped New Zealand to 302/7 in 50 overs.
DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Eya Laure may have been the “Avenger” the University of Santo Tomas needed to complete what could be its championship puzzle.UST’s prized rookie was stellar in the Golden Tigresses’ shellacking of De La Salle, 25-14, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19, in the second seed playoff in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFC CUP: Ceres Negros rolls into KO stage as Group G winner Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid UST also has a chance to get its first title since 2010 when it still had Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Rhea Dimaculangan, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, and Jessica Curato.“Our mindset is to never be complacent because once we relax everything we’ve built will crumble,” said Laure who’s on her first collegiate year. “In order to get our next goal we have to be consistent, don’t be complacent, don’t be relaxed, work hard as a team, and train hard in practice.”“We’ll do our best, whatever it takes.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Laure, who’s the frontrunner for the league’s Rookie of the Year plum, channeled her inner Captain America when she said what the Golden Tigresses’ mindset is for their first Final Four since Season 79.“We used ‘whatever it takes’ as our battlecry for this game because we will do whatever it takes for any possibility,” said Laure in Filipino after she put up 17 points against the Lady Spikers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We will do whatever we can as a team and no one will falter, no one will give up, and we will fight until the end. Whatever it takes.”The Golden Tigresses will enter the Final Four with the twice-to-beat advantage, the first time since Season 73 that they carry the perk, and will take on the defending champion Lady Spikers. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting