Manchester City have entered the transfer battle for Italian teen sensation Sandro Tonali.The Brescia midfielder is turning heads in Serie B at the moment and he has been compared to the legendary Andrea Pirlo. no dice REVEALED The 18-year-old is expected to leave Brescia next summer and interest in him is already very high.Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wants to bring him to England, while AC Milan – the club he supported as a boy – and Juventus have also made enquiries about him.And, according to Corriere dello Sport, Manchester City have also joined the hunt for Tonali, who was recently called up to the Italy squad for the first time.The Premier League champions are understood to have been scouting the youngster and they are now ready to swoop. huge blow Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED REPLY shining Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade ADVICE MONEY 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Football Stories BEST OF Italian wonderkid Sandro Tonali. City believe the Italian has a bright future ahead of him and, with interest in him growing, they want to snap him up quick.On the comparison to Pirlo, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006 and is regarded as one of the finest midfielders of his generation, he said: “He inspired me, but I’ve never seen another like him.“Maybe my hair is similar. My role model was [Gennaro] Gattuso in terms of grit.”
Elderly people who have a sense of purpose live longer, reported Science Daily. Scientists at Rush University Medical Center monitored 1,238 community-living seniors for five years in order to test the hypothesis that purpose in life affects mortality. “Purpose in life,” explained research leader Patricia Boyle, “reflects the tendency to derive meaning from life’s experiences and be focused and intentional.” After adjusting for other factors, the team found that persons with a high sense of purpose were half as likely to die during the monitoring period. The statistics held across racial differences, income, and other medical conditions. To flourish, to age successfully, we need to have a sense that our lives matter, the team found. The study did not factor in religious commitment, but asked participants for their feelings about these statements:I sometimes feel as if I’ve done all there is to do in life.I used to set goals for myself, but that now seems like a waste of time.My daily activities often seem trivial and unimportant to me.Boyle was excited about the results of the study because it shows that people can take positive steps to improve their well-being. “Although we think that having a sense of purpose in life is important across the lifespan, measurement of purpose in life in older persons in particular may reveal an enduring sense of meaningfulness and intentionality in life that somehow provides a buffer against negative health outcomes,” she said.It’s very difficult to account for all the factors in statistical surveys such as this, but it stands to reason that a will to live for a purpose is a healthy attitude. It doesn’t mean your cancer will not kill you, or that you will necessarily outlive a depressed person, but we should employ all the strategies we can for healthy living. A weakness of studies like this is the lack of accounting for the object of purposefulness. It’s like saying that having faith is good. Faith in what? Not all faith is healthy or wise. Some faith is stupid. Some is dangerous. Should we have faith that when we leap out the window we will fly? The key to healthy purposefulness is having the right object for it. For a negative example, what if your purpose was to hurt as many people as you can before you die? or to indulge in all the vain pleasures you can, like some Hollywood movies portray the good life of a terminally ill patient? It would be hard to consider one’s last breath satisfying if that is all there is to life, and there is no hope beyond. How would a sense of purpose evolve? This study would make no sense in a Darwinian world view. An evolutionary biologist would have to pity an elderly person believing he or she has purpose. Why? Because to an evolutionist, such things are an illusion. But if that were true, why have a purpose to be a scientist? Evolutionary “purpose” defeats itself. There’s only one purpose that matters: to know Who put you here, and to please Him. He alone knows what makes us tick. He wrote the Operations Manual. He revealed how He is to be found, and what we are supposed to be doing in life. Before we can live a healthy purpose-filled life, we have to realize that we have the wrong purpose by default. We all desire to please ourselves. We have an innate tendency to choose the wrong path. We have to turn around, admit our lostness, and receive His pardon purchased by Christ on the cross. Then we can have confidence that our lives matter. Paul wrote about this eloquently in I Corinthians 15 (a very appropriate passage for this entry). This chapter is all about purpose and the justification for purpose. If Christ did not rise from the dead, Paul said, then we are of all men most pitiable – we should eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die, if the dead are not raised. But because Christ died and rose again, He can raise us to eternal life with the same power He had in his resurrection. That eternal life doesn’t start when you die; it begins the moment you trust Him for it. What’s more, it begins a relationship with your Maker in which you can join in His purpose for the world. The purpose He gives is not just an emotion or illusion. It really matters. Paul concluded, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” When you know your labor is not in vain, you have joy! You can go at your work with enthusiasm. That’s healthy. Are you elderly and feeling worthless? Maybe not yet (but see Ecclesiastes 12). Are you agreeing with those three fatalistic questions the researchers asked? Consider the Creator’s purpose for you. Your life matters to him. Don’t waste your life on earthly things that don’t satisfy (read the book of Ecclesiastes for the ultimate example). You were made on purpose for purpose. Even if you are old or infirm, there is always something you can do. You can pray, for instance. You can be an example of endurance. You can encourage others. Read our online book for a real-life testimony. When your prayer includes Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven, you have solid ground for a meaningful, joyful purpose that will help you flourish in life, and that will outlast the grave.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Both planets have abundant sulfur, but Earth life has a way of cycling it for good.The recent evidence for active volcanism on Venus (Science Magazine, Science Daily) has excited planetary scientists who long suspected it. Eight years ago, spikes in sulfur dioxide measurements provided indirect evidence; now, hot spots detected by the ESA’s Venus Express orbiter seem to confirm the presence of lava lakes on the surface (New Scientist). Sulfur has a deathly presence at our hellish twin planet. In the atmosphere, it forms droplets of sulfuric acid (H2SO4), adding insult to the injury of temperatures approaching 900° F.Earth has plenty of sulfur as well. In fact, the core may be “brimming with brimstone” (Science Magazine) if that explains why it is lighter than expected. The Biblical references were not unnoticed by Live Science:Biblical views of the center of the Earth as a hellish pit raging with fire and brimstone have some support from new research. Scientists have found that the vast majority of brimstone — reverently referred to in biblical times as “burning stone,” but now known more commonly as sulfur — dwells deep in the Earth’s core.“In a way, we can also say that we have life imitating art,” study lead author Paul Savage, a research scientist in the Department of Earth Sciences at Durham University in the United Kingdom, said in a statement.”For millennia, tales have been told of the underworld being awash with fire and brimstone. Now at least, we can be sure of the brimstone.”Writer Elizabeth Goldbaum provided no Scripture references that claim hell is at the center of the earth, but that’s beside the point. What matters is that Earth’s sulfur economy is radically different from that on Venus.We know of Earth’s water cycle, carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle and oxygen cycle. There’s also a sulfur cycle. Science Daily reports that 90% of Earth’s sulfur may be locked up in the core, but the element plays a prominent role in life on the surface, too. Our own bodies rely on sulfur, according to Healthy.net; it is found in hair, nails, and skin, and in every cell:Sulfur is present in four amino acids: methionine, an essential amino acid; the nonessential cystine and cysteine, which can be made from methionine; and taurine, which is not part of body tissues but does help produce bile acid for digestion. Sulfur is also present in two B vitamins, thiamine and biotin; interestingly, thiamine is important to skin and biotin to hair. Sulfur is also available as various sulfates or sulfides. But overall, sulfur is most important as part of protein.Years ago, Benton C. Clark at NASA speculated that sulfur could be a “fountainhead of life” that could provide a biomarker for the search for life on other planets. Everyone knows the importance of water, but he said, “it will be my theme that sulfur compounds may be of equivalent rank and may well permit the proliferation of life in certain environments not otherwise considered hospitable.”Venus shows, however, that sulfur compounds alone, whether sulfur dioxide, sulfuric acid, or hydrogen sulfide (the “rotten egg gas” at hot springs) are not necessarily related to life, and can even be toxic. What makes the difference on Earth? The sulfur is made available by microbes in a form that can be utilized by cells.The Life ConnectionIn “Sourcing the smell of the seaside,” Nicholas S. Wigginton in Science Magazine summed up new research in a new paper in Science. “Marine phytoplankton plays a critical role in the global sulfur cycle,” Wigginton says, particularly the algae that contain an enzyme that produces dimethyl sulfide (DMS), an aromatic compound that gives some of that seaside aroma to the beach. DMS forms condensation nuclei for clouds, which release more sulfur from the land as rain falls. It’s remarkable to ponder how this one enzyme has global effects:The presence of this gene in other globally distributed phytoplankton and corals suggests that it may serve as a reliable indicator of DMS production across diverse phyla. Because DMS gets oxidized to sulfur aerosols, which act as cloud condensation nuclei, this enzyme is a key global biogeochemical catalyst.“Biogeochemical” — that links biology to geology to global chemistry. Andrew Johnston, in his commentary on the paper in Science, provides more detail about the cycle. DMS is cleaved from dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) by an abundant marine alga named Emiliania huxleyi. That puts this beautiful little coccolithophore microbe, covered with decorative plates, as a key player in the global sulfur cycle. Johnston writes,DMSP is one of the most important and abundant organic molecules in the world, with a billion metric tons made and turned over every year. A signature molecule for life at sea, it is produced by marine macroalgae as well as by single-cell phytoplankton species, such as diatoms, dinoflagellates, and—as in this case—the haptophyte E. huxleyi. It most likely serves to protect organisms to survive osmotic stress, although other functions have been suggested, ranging from defense against grazing to protection against oxidative and other stresses….The cleavage products are also of interest, particularly the volatile DMS, at least 10 million metric tons of which are released into the atmosphere annually. DMS is a component of the tangy aroma of the seaside and functions as a chemical attractant that guides various marine animals—including some sea birds, invertebrates, and even mammals—toward potential food supplies. Not only does the release of DMS into the atmosphere contribute substantially to the global flux of sulfur from sea to air and back to land via precipitation but also DMS oxidation products act as condensation nuclei, causing water molecules to coalesce, with possible effects on local climate through enhanced cloud formation.The organism can also synthesize DMSP, as can other organisms like dinoflagellates that are “taxonomically very distant” from it. The biosynthesis of DMSP from sulfur-containing amino acids is a complex 5-step process that only a few organisms can perform (source); it requires “successive action of four different enzymes” (Nature). The spread of this ability across unrelated organisms suggests to Johnston that the gene might have been obtained by “long range horizontal gene transfer” or independent evolution. The capability to cleave DMSP appears also in sea lettuce and other seaweed-like algae. “It is now clear that DMSP lyases exist in both eukaryotes and bacteria,” he notes, “but they must function in different ways, because Alma1 bears no resemblance to any of the known bacterial lyases.” The authors of the original paper say, “it is clear that DMS production by bacteria DMSP lyases has a fundamental role in the oceanic sulfur and carbon cycles” that sustain life on our planet.So what’s the difference between the fire and brimstone on Venus and the fire and brimstone on Earth? It comes down to information. Genes contain codes that instruct living cells how to take sulfur, convert it into complex forms, break it down into other forms, and keep it cycling through the air, the oceans, and the land. That’s what makes Earth a heaven and not a hell.So many things like this we take for granted. The sulfur in an egg or steak didn’t just ooze out of the ground. It is the product of a long series of complex enzymes, coded for in genes, that knew how to take a simple element with 16 protons and turn it into useful biomolecules. How did the Earth get by without this information? Evolutionists believe that all this complex organic chemistry had to be invented by chance over millions of years. How did the first life get by without the sulfur cycle and all the other cycles that are intertwined with the biosphere? It’s a complex, networked system where every player benefits and contributes. Take out the DMS, and you don’t get the rain. Take out the enzymes, and you don’t get the DMS.The thought that life controls the world is amazing. Sulfur from geology gets built up into DMSP in complex creatures that know organic chemistry, taking building blocks through four successive actions of different enzymes. DMSP is then cleaved by other enzymes and released into the atmosphere as DMS which, in turn, forms clouds that rain on the earth and leach more sulfur from the rocks. How did the algae know that sending a gas into the air would bring them more sulfur in the oceans? It’s like a global economy with many different actors contributing to the whole. This is powerful evidence of planning, intention, and design. It takes an element we associate with rotten smells, acid and hellfire, and turns it into a heavenly sweetness. God can do that for our corrupt souls, too, if we repent and trust Him. (Visited 110 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
The creative community needs you to share the best of what you do. Thoughts for video editors, designers, photographers and the like. If being a good creative was just about knowing the tools of your trade better than anyone else, knowing the software inside and out or just about being at the cutting edge of industry trends, then anyone could do it and sharing those insights would be damaging your unique selling proposition. However, the heart of creativity and doing good work is the culmination of years of intuitive experienced decisions – the outcome of thousands of creative thoughts and choices that go into a project, the weaving in of personal style and aesthetic preferences that brings value.It’s personal expression in a given moment in response to a myriad of intangibles. Its not a forumla that can be copied or stolen.In the quote above from Jonah Leher’s excellent book The Decisive Moment he points out that expertise is essentially formed by making tons of mistakes and learning from them. There’s no shortcut to becoming an expert. Those post production houses holding tightly to their colorists are failing to benefit from the customers they could be drawing by putting up free tutorials, behind the scenes showcases and the like.When you share the best of what you do everyone benefits. If you’re got thoughts or experiences to share – hit the comments section and let us have it! Through blogging here on Premiumbeat and also having run a post production blog for the past year on my own site, if I’ve learned one thing in that time, it’s that…There is an incredible community of editors, colorists, DIT’s, DoPs, camera assistants, animators and graphic design artists, dotted around the globe, with a shared vision for opening up what they do and sharing their talents with anyone who cares to listen in and learn from them. This openness is becoming increasingly vital in a world of shrinking budgets and shrinking crews where opportunities to learn through traditional apprentice roles are quickly evaporating.And although it is not exactly the same as being able to stand next to someone day in and day out (observing everything they do, pitching in and asking questions or receiving feedback on your mistakes) the online community of creatives who are willing to share are providing a fantastic apprenticeship for those of us who wish to keep on learning. In essence sharing benefits everyone.This quote from Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography resonates with the idea that sharing does the world good. Franklin designed a better stove and gave the blueprints away for free so that anyone could build it for themselves, especially those who could least afford it otherwise. Today one of the best examples of this kind of thinking is someone like Alex Gollner who invents and gives away awesome plugins like this Time Remap tool for Final Cut Pro X. Seemingly, just because he can.Sharing benefits those who receive and those who give…Sharing benefits everyone involved. It benefits those who give and those who receive and builds community along the way. Here is a small selection from the vast number of talented creative professionals I’ve encountered online who are sharing what they do and teaching others along the way.For some reason cameramen and Directors of Photography seem to be particularly good at sharing their tips, techniques and subjective opinions. For example Director of Photography Roger Deakins runs a very active forum on his site where he personally takes time to answer questions and ‘give something back to the industry’. Others like Philip Bloom, Share Hurlbut and Vincent Laforet have all built thriving websites full of great in depth posts.Editors like Larry Jordan have built a career out of training others (its handy that he’s a great teacher too!) Others like Shane Ross are pretty prolific on the Creative Cow forums.Motion graphics artists like Nick Campbell who runs the excellent Grey Scale Gorilla has spent many years creating tutorials on Cinema 4D, After Effects and Photoshop. Video Copilot’s Andrew Kramer has gone on (as far as I can tell) to pick up major feature film gigs, in part thanks to getting noticed online through sharing a wealth of free training.Color grading is a part of the industry that is gradually emerging into the sharing community. Partly due to revolutions like Blackmagic Design’s decision to give away for free their previously incredibly expensive color grading software (DaVinci Resolve Lite), and smartly, simultaneously creating a broader user base of colorists who will learn to grade on their software. Another reason for the slow start is that many colorists are employed by post houses who guard their creatives closely. ‘Name colorists’ can often draw in work by virtue of their ‘brand recognition’ and help guarantee a post house a bigger slice of the pie by selling in offline or VFX services too. It’s also possible that those post houses that guard their creatives closely fear giving away their trade secrets and therefore losing their edge. But a growing number of colorists are opening up and sharing online. The Coloristo’s podcast features three such colorists. Patrick Inhoffer, Alexis Van Hurkman and Warren Eagles. It is a great video training series that shares both technique and craft insights for experienced and beginner colorists alike. The Lift Gamma Gain forum is also an excellent resource fuelled by a growing community of colorists.Sharing has its benefits and not just to those who are taking in this free education. In the online world the benefits of sharing to the sharer, run a broad spectrum from just the joy of helping people, to gaining industry recognition, selling books or training materials, being invited (and paid) to speak at industry events as well as monetizing their sites through sponsorships, affiliate links or adverts. Andrew Kramer has built a loyal following of industry pros who also buy his software. Someone like web-entrepreneur Pat Flynn makes hundreds of thousands of dollars a year just through sharing how he makes money online helping people make money online.Why Sharing Won’t Hurt
The Congress party will launch an “affirmative and positive” campaign in Rajasthan to counter the “acrimonious” charge of the BJP and advocate a new model of governance while highlighting the failures of the Vasundhara Raje-led government, Member of Parliament Sachin Pilot has said.Buoyed by the results of recent byelections to local bodies, where the Congress fared well, the party has decided to strengthen its base at the booth level. It would reach out to every voter through an aggressive mass contact programme to be launched soon, the Rajasthan Congress chief said. He said the Congress would not merely highlight the BJP’s failures, but would offer them a better alternative.“We will present the people with the blueprint of a model of alternative governance which will be holistic and inclusive, will care for the young and old, create jobs and have a vision to take the State forward,” Mr. Pilot said. Rajasthan goes to the polls in 2018.
Let me state the definition of a car that would do a head of state proud, well a head-of-state of a country that is doing well economically that is. The car should have presence; the engine should be powerful enough to supply power to half your colony and at the same time be appreciated for being green, the car should be luxurious but also sporty enough to give some of the sports cars a run for their money; last but not the least, the car should have a heritage that should be well known and something that I would be proud to buy into.As far as heritage goes, Bentley is right up there, having established itself on the proving grounds of one of the toughest endurance races the world has ever seen, the Le Mans 24hr races. But its flagship, the Arnage, was now dated. So Bentley went back to the drawing board and decided to use things from its past as the building blocks of the car that is now known as the Mulsanne.The car itself looks rather slab sided from the front. The rest of the car is pleasing with smooth flowing lines that are traditional as well as modern, strong haunches and a rear that is dominated by large exhaust pipes. The headlamps are reminiscent of the original Bentley flagship.The engine on the Mulsanne houses cutting edge technology. The engine consumes less fuel depending on the load situation and can even shut down four of its eight cylinders under 2000 rpm so as to be about five per cent more fuel efficient overall. Although the car itself has turned out to be heavy, the 1000 Nm of torque can propel it to over 100 kmph in just over five seconds and to a top speed of nearly 300 kmph.The car is surprisingly easy to drive. Electronics help keep it stable under hard acceleration and emergency braking which was often required on my drive on the scenic roads near Inverness in the north of Scotland. The engine has oodles of power and the eight-speed conventional automatic gearbox works very well. Gear shifts are seamless and with eight ratios there is no perceptible jerk when the gears shift. Keeping in touch with its sporty nature, the Mulsanne has gear shift paddles on the steering wheel as well. The drive experience is good and the rear seats even better, but what stands out is the Naim Audio made 20-speaker 2200-watt music system. For untrained ears, it’s the best that I have heard in a car till date and audiophiles have also been praising it.On the move the loudest noise comes from the tyres on tarmac, and that itself is slight enough for you not to notice. I would have liked the exhaust note to have been a little more striking but perhaps the nobility and the intended buyers of the car prefer the silence.You may have second opinions on the looks but there is no denying that Bentley has achieved what it set out to. The production for next year is already sold out and all you can do is join the queue for a car in 2012. Price: 1.1 crore (approx)advertisementOn the road: In the Scottish HighlandsInverness is a town that does not fit in with the pristine surroundings; it’s an ugly jumble of modern and ancient buildings, narrow streets and industrial areas, not suited to be seen in the Bentley Mulsanne. I have of course, the V8 under the hood and over a thousand newton-metres of torque to call upon, and I put it to good use as the concrete jungle of the capital of the Scottish Highlands disappears behind me. It is perhaps the picture postcard landscapes that Scotland presents that makes me want to get away from Inverness, because it’s a pretty decent city, and ranks very high (in the top 10) in the quality of life index of British cities.The mountain roads are narrow and after a heavy downpour, glisten in the harsh sun, a ribbon of sunlight upon the bright green Scottish highlands, to misquote the famous British poet who drew his inspiration from the Welsh mountains. Is this all wrong, I wonder. For roads like these, one needs a super agile, fast accelerating, light car that can play the straights, pirouette around the curves and accelerate hard till the next turn. The Mulsanne on the other hand is huge (I wonder if two Mulsannes can pass by each other on these Scottish roads) and it does take a lot to get the nearly three tonne mass of steel, alloy, fluids and flesh up to speed and then bring it to a near stop for the tight corner.The roads in the Scottish Highlands seem to be at the side of the valleys with smoothened out hills on either side and a river or a lake to keep the road company, more often than not. This too is picture postcard country much like in Austria but the difference is that the hills here are lower and much more rounded and the greens are brighter as compared to the darker greens in Austria. The men working in the countryside seem to wear netting around their faces, something I presume we would use here to keep the bees away while we are busy stealing their honey. In Scotland I am told these midgets breed in hundreds of thousands in summers and can cause high discomfort when they bite.-Yogendra PratapSuzuki GSX R-1000The moment the new Suzuki GSX R-1000 rolled into our garage, I knew this was the best ‘show off’ superbike one can buy. Given of course, you can’t afford the gorgeous and stratospherically priced Ducati 1198 that is. Of all superbikes currently available in India, the GSX best fits the Transformer image; it seems if would just disassemble itself and turn into a towering robot with a deep throaty voice. What it does though is attract lots of eyeballs. The GSX isn’t a gentle beast like the Honda Fireblade (relatively of course), and you get a hint of it when you mount it. The engine has the typical four cylinder awaking noise followed by a hum that misses a beat once in a while as it idles in anticipation. Slot into first and begin rolling and suddenly, the GSX feels very alive indeed. One might be pottering about in 6th gear with the revs barely above 3000 rpm, but get too excited with the throttle and it lurches ahead like a predator.As the engine revs keep piling (and these pile up really fast, mind you), the world turns into a blur, and more often than not one ends up looking skywards. With such manic acceleration we were on the brake more often than the throttle, and the front brake itself, was quite a revelation. There’s so much bite, feel and progression, it really needs to be felt to be believed. It also causes such fierce weight transfer to the front that holding the brakes hard for a longish time had us on the front wheel when we least wanted. Price 12.75 lakh (ex-showrrom)–Vikrant singhColumn courtesy: Auto Bild Indiaadvertisement
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel’s loss to Columbian Dyip wasn’t just treated as an ordinary defeat back in the Beermen’s camp.The defending Philippine Cup champions saw it as a challenge, and nearly almost an insult, and they promptly vowed to change their ways before they faced Barangay Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ Christian Standhardinger happy for Andray Blatche, questionable for 6th Fiba window 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 LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments Marcio Lassiter, who came up big in the clutch for the Beermen against Ginebra, said it was their fault why they lost since he knew they didn’t play at their best when they lost to the Dyip.“It definitely hurts you know, we just expect to play better,” said Lassiter who had 16 points, five rebounds, six assists, and two steals against Ginebra. “We knew what was wrong. We figured it out and we just have to get going at it, keep on working to be better.”“Pretty much that loss was not us, that’s very uncharacteristic of us and tonight was a better showing of how we’re capable of playing.”San Miguel held a big lead at the start of the fourth quarter against Ginebra, 78-57, but nearly lost it in the end after the Gin Kings went on a frenzied 32-16 run to trim the margin to five, 94-89, after LA Tenorio’s triple with 1:29 left in the game.That was when Lassiter went to work his magic when he caught Von Pessumal’s errant pass and calmly drained a big three-pointer for the Beermen’s 97-89 lead 1:15 remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lassiter’s dagger, however, wouldn’t have happened if not for the quick thinking of Pessumal and the backup shooting guard’s late stay on the floor was even unlikelier.Pessumal played around 10.6 minutes a game in the past season usually serving as backup to Lassiter, Chris Ross, and Alex Cabagnot but with San Miguel missing key players including new acquisition Terrence Romeo the substitute winger had to step in.“I just stay ready to play every game,” said Pessumal, who 13 points, three rebounds, and two assists in 26 minutes of play. “I’m thankful to coach Leo [Austria] because he trusted me to be in the starting 5 so it means a lot to me. I have to repay him also.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants San Miguel has built a dynasty having won six of the possible 12 titles including four straight Philippine Cups and the team was expected to run away with an easy victory against the Dyip, who only has one playoff series in their existence, but the opposite happened as humble Columbian stunned the Beermen 124-118.The mighty Beermen, who regained their form, promptly recovered and dumped the Gin Kings on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum as if reminding the rest of the league of their powerhouse status.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 stars“We we’re truly hurt because that was our first game and we lost,” said 2013 MVP Arwind Santos in Filipino. “Everyone expected that we would win the game [against Columbian] but we failed. And since we failed that we saw how we were beaten and we saw our errors on defense.”Santos, who tied his career-high of 34 points in the loss to the Dyip, was quieter in the win against Ginebra putting up just six points but had one steal and two blocks on the other end of the floor.