first_imgFulham make one change from Saturday’s FA Cup defeat at Sheffield Wednesday with Moussa Dembele replacing the injured Cauley Woodrow.Woodrow is expected to miss up to three months after suffering a fractured metatarsal at Hillsborough.Richard Stearman, signed from Wolves, is only among the Fulham substitutes on his return to Molineux, while George Williams is also on the bench – his first appearance in a matchday squad since February.Wolves have Bjorn Sigurdarson ruled out with an ankle injury, with Jordan Graham replacing him in their own change from the weekend.Michal Zyro is fit but Kortney Hause (hamstring) is still out and Carl Ikeme continues in goal despite Arsenal loanee Emiliano Martinez returning to fitness.Kick-off has been delayed 15 minutes to 8pm after traffic congestion caused by an accident.Wolves: Ikeme; Iorfa, Batth, Ebanks-Landell, Doherty; McDonald, Coady; Van La Parra, Edwards, Graham; ZyroSubs: Martinez, Golbourne, Saville, Price, Henry, Byrne, Le Fondre.Fulham: Lonergan; Richards, Hutchinson, Burn, Garbutt; Cairney, O’Hara, Christensen, Kacaniklic; Dembele, McCormack. Subs: Lewis, Stearman, Ream, Fredericks, Hyndman, Williams, Smith.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgUnicorns exist – in the north sea.  Not horses, these are marine mammals, called narwhals, a kind of whale that sports a unique spiraling tooth that gives them the appearance of a unicorn.  Scientists have puzzled for centuries over what these tusks are for.  Leading theories were that males used them for joisting to defend territory, or they were artifacts of sexual selection.  Now, scientists from Harvard School of Dental Medicine under Martin Nweeia think they have solved the mystery.  The tusk is lined with ten million tiny nerve connections that give this unusual tooth an extremely sensitive probe into the temperature, salinity and pressure of the icy water in which they live.  With the proteinaceous membrane on the outer surface connected to the nerves inside, it acts as an antenna of sorts, guiding the animals to their prey in the deep water or sensing the environment at the surface.    The tooth on males can be up to nine feet long, yet is resistant to breakage.  It grows in a spiral pattern straight out without curving, as with elephant tusks.  No other mammal has a tooth anything like it; the press release states, “there is no comparison in nature and certainly none more unique in tooth form, expression, and functional adaptation.”  Tooth scientists are interested in learning how the narwhal tooth remains both strong and flexible (it can bend a foot without breaking), for possible applications in restorative dental materials.  See also the reports on LiveScience, National Geographic News, and Science Daily.  Narwhals have also been seeing rubbing one another’s tusks for perhaps some pleasurable or social purpose humans cannot imagine.No missing links.  Functionally useful.  Optimally designed.  The truth about the tooth required discounting evolutionary stories and going into the Arctic to study these animals and their structures up close, to determine their design.  Chalk up another study that assumed there was a purpose beyond the just-so stories, and did good scientific work to uncover it.  Now we can all be amazed a little more.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgHarvard prof doesn’t back down from claims that alien spacecraft may be zipping past Jupiter orbit (Fox News). Avi Loeb should know better. He should know that making such an inference requires assuming that intelligent design is a valid scientific theory. Others think that Oumuamua asteroid is just a floating conglomerate of cosmic dust (Fox News). Who admits to going to the funny pages first in the big Sunday paper? Darwin always delivers a good laugh.T. rex evolved into a monster predator by dumbing down its brain (New Scientist). This article claims T. rex had a smaller relative brain size than an ancestor. “The change could be a consequence of growing so large” (see non-sequitur). And yet it was a monster predator, reporter Yvaine Ye admits. Conclusion: it dumbed down its brain in order to eat. But in the limit, what if a mighty hunter forgets what to do with the prey? If this were a law of nature, why don’t the best hunters perform the best clown acts?Chickens Peck Intruder Fox to Death, Because They’re Dinosaurs (Live Science). This may be the worst headline ever on the “birds are dinosaurs” meme. Fox enters henhouse. Darwin takes over:But chickens, like all birds, are the descendants of dinosaurs. And this particular coop held 3,000 hens. As soon as the sun set and the light-controlled, automatic hatch door closed behind the fox, the birds channeled their inner Tyrannosaurus rex and attacked the fox.Last we checked, T. rex didn’t have a beak, or hunt in packs, or fly with those puny arms. Kentucky Fried T. rex, anyone?Aliens Might Shoot Lasers at Black Holes to Travel the Galaxy (Live Science). “An astronomer at Columbia University has a new guess about how hypothetical alien civilizations might be invisibly navigating our galaxy: Firing lasers at binary black holes (twin black holes that orbit each other).” Yeah, they might.The women too scared of climate change to have children (BBC News). Think, ladies. Even if you believe in man-caused climate change, refusing to enjoy one of the greatest benefits of life—having a family—is not a good strategy. The ones who couldn’t care less about climate will just out-breed you, harming the climate faster than ever before.  Even the pro-warmist site Medical Xpress admits that the way to save the planet is to “stop trying to be its friend.”Lemmings, by JB Greene. Used by permission. (Visited 398 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_img9 July 2013 Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has instructed Eskom to work tirelessly to ensure that South Africa’s security of electricity supply is not compromised by the delay in the completion of the country’s new Medupi coal-fired power station. Medupi, under construction in Limpopo province, was unlikely to deliver its first power to the country’s grid by the end of this year as planned, state power company Eskom said on Monday. Medupi’s unit 6, the first of Medupi’s six 800 MW units, was due to deliver its first power to the grid by December 2013. A more realistic target for the first synchronisation of unit 6 to the grid was the second half of 2014, Eskom said. Gigaba has instructed Eskom to provide him with mitigation strategies to ensure an uninterrupted electricity supply given these delays. Eskom CEO Brian Dames said on Monday: “The power system will remain tight, as we have said, and we are working to put initiatives in place. We remain determined to keep the lights on, with the help of all South Africans. This is being done with support from government.” Eskom has been engaging with contractors Hitachi and Alstom to resolve critical technical issues regarding the welding on the station’s boilers and the control and instrumentation systems for its units. The government had “noted the interventions that the Eskom board and executive management have put in place to ensure that there is no further delay to the delivery of power to the grid,” the Department of Public Enterprises said in a follow-up statement on Monday. “Following Minister Gigaba’s instruction, the Eskom board has established a sub-committee focusing on the mega projects which includes Medupi, Kusile, Ingula and 765 transmission lines. The board sub-committee is to closely monitor progress and to report to the minister regularly of any emerging risks that may require his attention and intervention.” Following Gigaba’s concern about the dual role played by Eskom’s finance director as the group capital executive, Eskom’s board has also agreed to split the roles, appointing a new executive for group capital as a matter of urgency to ensure close monitoring of the build programme. Meanwhile, the Department of Public Enterprises said tough action would be taken against those responsible for delaying the launch of the Medupi power station. Gigaba’s spokesperson, Mayihlome Tshwete, said on Monday that contractors who have failed to deliver could be fined or forced to pay back some of the money. Source: read more

first_img “We also lost wickets at bad times,” he added. “I got out at a bad time and once it gets close like that, losing wickets regularly will lose you the game. “We lost the momentum towards the end there. We always knew that we had to get it down to no more than eight runs with Malinga’s last over to come.”Positives All-rounder JP Duminy said there were some positives for the Proteas to take out of their showing against Sri Lanka. “Five runs was the difference. We could have made it up in the middle overs,” he said at the South Africa’s training session on Sunday. “We take a lot of confidence, especially from the bowlers after the way they (Sri Lanka) started. We did well to bring it back.” Conditions Taking in the overall performance, Duminy continued: “In the first game you are trying to feel your way in the tournament, trying to figure out what the conditions are going to be like. The conditions here are totally different to what we experienced in the warm-up matches, so it’s important that we adapt and adjust quickly.” New Zealand are ranked below South Africa in the T20 world rankings, but the conditions are likely to suit their game. They opened with a win over England on the Duckworth/Lewis Method.Confidence “If you look at the way they have been playing over the last few months they come into the tournament with a lot of confidence,” Duminy said. “It’s going to be an uphill battle for us, but I’m confident that we have the armoury to make sure we give ourselves the best chance.” 24 March 2013 South Africa face New Zealand in a World T20 clash in Chittagong on Monday needing a victory, after going down to Sri Lanka by five runs in their opening match on Saturday.Match summary After posting 165 for 7 in their 20 overs, Sri Lanka restricted South Africa to 160 for 8 in reply. Kusal Perera top-scored for the Sri Lankans with 63 off only 40 deliveries, while Angelo Mathews provided good support with 43 off 32 balls. Imran Tahir, meanwhile, shone with the ball, knocking over 3 for 26 in his four overs. In South Africa’s reply, the first six batsmen got into doubles figures, but failed to really drive their starts home, with JP Duminy’s 39 the highest score of the Proteas’ innings.Disappointed AB de Villiers, who stood in for the injured Faf du Plessis as captain, admitted to being disappointed by the Proteas’ performance against the number one ranked Sri Lankans. “There are two areas where I feel we lost the game,” De Villiers said after the match. “In the field they ran two to us too often and we gave away too many extras. We have been guilty of that in the past and we have to get that right if we are going to do well in this tournament.last_img read more

first_imgIn three new videos produced by Oregon builder Hammer & Hand, lead carpenter Val Darrah explains how he keeps air sealing in mind as he frames the walls for his current project, the Pumpkin Ridge Passive House.Val explains why he prefers to use a router rather than a saw when he cuts out window openings in the OSB sheathing. He also shares his method of building window bucks out of 3/4-inch plywood.The OSB sheathing seams are treated with Prosoco R-Guard products: Joint and Seam Filler for the seams, and FastFlash for the inside of the window rough openings. Val explains that in damp weather, it’s easier and more effective to seal sheathing seams with Joint and Seam Filler, a moisture-cured sealing product, than with air-sealing tape.The concrete foundation will be insulated on the exterior with 6 inches of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam. For more information on the Pumpkin Ridge Passive House project, visit this page on the Hammer and Hand website.last_img read more

first_img“We have to give credit to the guy. He’s really willing to take the shot. That’s why he’s Terrence Romeo. In short, makapal talaga ang mukha niya,” said coach Franz Pumaren.“It’s a gutsy move. It takes one great player to be willing to take that shot.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Aces still had a chance to tie the game, but Calvin Abueva’s undergoal stab rolled out of the rim. Justin Harper split his freebies keeping the door open for Alaska, but Simon Enciso muffed his right corner trey in the final 3.0 seconds.Romeo dropped nine of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, on top of five rebounds and three assists. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Harper topscored for the Batang Pier with 32 markers and 17 boards, while Stanley Pringle added 21 points, six rebounds, and five assists.Even Pumaren can’t deny that he was surprised with GlobalPort’s sudden ascent to the quarterfinals, as he looked back a month ago when his team seemed primed for an early exit.“I guess we surprised a lot of people. No one imagined us to be in this situation, to be in the quarterfinals. Just last month, I think most of the basketball fans, they were thinking we were ready to fold and go on a vacation,” he said. “I guess today’s game is a testament that the boys, they don’t want to go on a break yet.”What awaits, though, is a date against top-seed Ginebra, which will enjoy a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals starting on Tuesday.“It’s going to be a tough series for us. Just a one-day rest and we’re playing the number one team — the team that’s on a streak. Hopefully, we can sustain the run,” said Pumaren.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTerrence Romeo hit the game-winning shot and GlobalPort knocked off Alaska, 107-106, for the last quarterfinals berth in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Romeo buried a 3-pointer to put the Batang Pier ahead for good, 106-104, with 8.1 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Wozniacki into second French Open quarterfinal Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games The loss capped off a disastrous run for Alaska, which fell to its eighth straight defeat.It also spoiled Abueva’s milestone night as he had a career-best 31 points, to go with 13 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks.Cory Jefferson led the Aces with 32 markers and 16 boards, while Chris Banchero chipped in 16 markers and four rebounds in the losing effort.Alaska missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2012 Governors’ Cup, and put a blemish on coach Alex Compton’s eight-straight playoff appearances.The scores:GLOBALPORT 107 – Harper 32, Romeo 26, Pringle 21, Guinto 8, Cortez 6, Pessumal 5, Anthony 5, Grey 3, Maierhofer 1, Mamaril 0, Forrester 0, Paredes 0, Pennisi 0.ALASKA 106 – Jefferson 32, Abueva 31, Banchero 16, Manuel 9, Exciminiano 8, Racal 3, Enciso 3, Galliguez 2, Cruz 2, Thoss 0, Pascual 0, Hontiveros 0, Dela Cruz 0.Quarters: 20-26, 52-49, 74-78, 107-106. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PARlast_img read more

first_imgThe All India Tennis Association (AITA) is contemplating some strong steps, including dropping Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, when the selectors meet here on Saturday to pick the Davis Cup team for the Asia/Oceania Zone Group I tie against New Zealand.This has been prompted by the Indian tennis contingent’s disappointing performance at the London Olympics.Bhupathi and Bopanna, who paired up against the selection committee’s original decision, lost to Frenchmen Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet in the second round.AITA had warned the duo of disciplinary action for sticking to their stand.”The Olympic performance of the players will be taken into consideration,” a selector told MAIL TODAY on condition of anonymity.”We are also going to take into account the attitude of the players before finalising the team. The committee is aware that some strong decisions need to be taken,” he added.The selection row before the Olympics had turned ugly. Leander Paes had refused to partner Vishnu Vardhan while Bhupathi and Bopanna did not budge from their stand.Paes, finally, agreed to play with the rookie as India fielded its biggest tennis contingent at the Games.Paes and Vishnu gave a tough fight to second seeds Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga before bowing out.The positive from the Olympic campaign was however Vishnu, who showed guts in playing against some top players.”He was very impressive,” the selector said.Somdev Devvarman is expected to return after an eight-month injury lay-off to shoulder the responsibility in singles. Yuki Bhambri is likely to be the second singles player.If Bhupathi and Bopanna are kept out, Paes and Vardhan will do the doubles duty.India have come out on top in each of their last three meetings with New Zealand in 2002, 2003 and 2004, after losing the first three in the 1970s.India will meet New Zealand in Chandigarh from September 14 to 16.The winners will stay in Group I, while the losing team will have to deal with another play-off, against Chinese Taipei.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Related Items:chamber of commerce, Junior Achievement Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Junior Achievement Leader in country for meeting Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Sept 2014 (Junior Achievement Press Release) – BE A PART OF JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM IN TCIWe are offering this program throughout the high schools in the Turks & Caicos Islands at no cost to students to want to take ownership of their future:Giving Students a Brighter FutureStudents who participate in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts, particularly those who participate in programs at consecutive grade levels, according to independent evaluators The students will be based in an Company environment and can stay in the program throughout their high school years.The envisioned future … what we aspire to become. Junior Achievement maintains an active vision, front and center, on how we can have a positive impact on the lives of more students – guided by our core values:• Belief in the boundless potential of young people• Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship• Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity, and excellence in how we do it• Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals• Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration• Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning From our values, we articulate our purpose and vision, comprised of our core ideology:To empower young people to own their economic success. It’s not an easy task. But it’s the kind of challenge that JA takes on with creative energy, fervor, and decisive action.Junior Achievement has recently adopted a strategic plan to guide the organization’s growth and development over the next several years. This plan will ensure that JA is vital to those who build the future.We invite you to take up the challenge with us. Get involved today!Register online by September 30, 2014 at WWW.JATCI.ORG Employment Ministry launches consultation for new Employment laws Chamber of Commerce blind-sided to Work Permit changeslast_img read more

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:kingsley been, united airlines Fly direct to TCI from Chicago, another new flight for Provo TCI now linked to world’s largest with Chicago Flight added Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Hotel Association names enhanced communication as vital to health and tourism strategy Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Jan 2015 – United Airlines is adding a flight to Providenciales by June this year; announced this morning at the opening of that workshop being held jointly with the TCI Tourist Board. Chairman of the Board, Kingsley Been explained that it is pivotal the country ensure the health standards are up to par with the increased interest in the country as a destination. Kingsley Been, Chairman, TCI Tourist Board: “As we continue to expand and diversify from our traditional source markets such as North America and into new and emerging markets such as the BRIC countries our numbers can only and will only continue to expand and increase in arrivals. With that increase in tourism arrivals, so too is the increasing exposure and vulnerability of this destination to some disease. AS we talk about expansion, as we sit here this morning it was just a matter of hours ago that United Airlines has announced additional flights, or a new flight to the Turks and Caicos Islands from Houston, Texas commencing 6th of June this year.”Currently, United flies into the Turks and Caicos from Newark/New Jersey and those seasonal flights from the Newark Liberty International Airport begin in February and can cost a traveller anywhere from $352 round trip to $1,000 plus. Those new flights come in from Houston, Texas.last_img read more