FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John’s basketball spring league is back for another season, which kicked off at NPSS on Tuesday night.In the Junior games, Team Lime beat Team Green 37-8. Brynn Kielo and Megan Stobbe were the players of the game in that match. Yellow defeated Red 38-16, while Blue played against Team Orange, winning that game 35-22. Trevor McDonell and Dawson Kramer were the players of the game in the Yellow/Red match, while Cole Harder and Jack Miles got the same honours in the third game.In the Senior Girls Division, Maria Giesbrecht was named the Player of the Game for Sunlife, who beat Apollo Avenue 47-34. Claire Turner was also named MVP for Apollo. Team MNP started the season with a tally in the ‘W’ column, beating D. Bauer 49-21. Azaria Richards and Celine Quigley were named the game’s outstanding players.- Advertisement -Both of the Senior Boys games were increbidly close contests. D. Bauer narrowly eeked out a win against MNP, 60-57. Sunlife beat Apollo Avenue 50-46 in the second game. Mason Miranda, Hunter Badke, Duncan Ross, and Payden Ziegler were the four outstanding players in those two games.
Downtown Cup Group ACranford United Reserves 2 Tullyvinney Rovers 2Cranford got off to a great start after 2 minutes when Cahir Wilhare played the ball through and Patrick Mc Grody put Cranford 1 up with great finish into the corner of the net. Cranford had a few chances to go 2 up through Conor Doherty and Keelan Mc Gee but could not beat the Tullyvinney keeper. Tullyvinney then came into the game and drew level after Marty Alexander scored from close range. Tullyvinney then took the lead when a deflected Renato shot went in past the Cranford keeper. Cranford started the second half well on top and had a number of good chances and Patrick Mc Grody went close when he controlled well and shot inside the box. Cranford then equalized after Johnny Wilhare put in a good corner and Peter Gildea finished with great header at back post. Cranford’s young side pushed for the winner and were unlucky when a Patrick Mc Grody volley was well saved by the Tullyvinney keeper. Good team efforts. FOOTBALL: CRANFORD UTD RESERVES 2, TULLYVINNEY ROVERS 2 was last modified: January 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:FOOTBALL: CRANFORD UTD RESERVES 2TULLYVINNEY ROVERS 2
DDTV: Here’s another chance to hear the studio version of his incredible song ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ from Kilcar man Rory Gallagher. Lyrics: He comes from glenties man, he’s winning plenty man, he got more medals than an olympian chinaman, we beaten kerry man, we beaten derry man, we beaten anyone we meeting in the final man. His destiny is not just written in the sand, he got a plan, he no lucky lucky man. Jimmy’s winning matches , Jimmy’s winning games, Jimmy’s bringing Sam back to Donegal again!He’s not from Senegal, he comes from Donegal, if you want a mighty player jimmy got them all, he got McFadden man, he got murphy man, he got McHugh he got McBrearty he got Lacey man! jimmy’s winning matches. COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES VIDEO – WATCH IT AGAIN! was last modified: August 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES (AGAIN) – NEW VIDEO AND STUDIO VERSION!
His former editor, Lee Salem, also remains mum, saying only that as a painter Watterson started with watercolors and has evolved to oils. Watterson’s parents respect – but have no explanation for – their son’s extremely private nature. It doesn’t run in the family. Kathryn is a former village councilwoman, and Jim is seeking his fourth council term this fall. Their other son, Tom, is a high school teacher in Austin, Texas. Bill Watterson, 47, hasn’t made a public appearance since he delivered the commencement speech in 1990 at his alma mater, Kenyon College. But he recently welcomed some written questions from fans to promote the Oct. 4 release of the three-volume “The Complete Calvin and Hobbes,” which contains every one of the 3,160 strips printed during its 10-year run. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week You might even expect Calvin to come bounding out the door with Hobbes in tow, the screen door banging behind them. After all, the guy on the front porch kind of resembles Calvin’s dad. Readers will remember him as the exasperated patent attorney who enjoyed gummy oatmeal and jogging in 20-degree weather. Sure enough, Watterson’s father, Jim, has a sheen of sweat on his neck, not from a run but from the 73-year-old’s three-mile morning walk. After “Calvin and Hobbes” ended, Jim Watterson and his son would paint landscapes together, setting up easels along the Chagrin River or other vistas. He laughed that sometimes they’d spend more time choosing a site than painting. But they haven’t painted together for years. So what’s Watterson been up to since ending “Calvin and Hobbes?” It’s tough to say. His parents will say only that he’s happy, but they won’t say where he lives, and the cartoonist could not be reached for an interview. Maybe someday, officials will put up a statue marking Chagrin Falls, Ohio, as the birthplace of “Calvin and Hobbes.” Just don’t expect cartoonist Bill Watterson to attend the unveiling ceremony. It’s been nearly 10 years since he abruptly quit drawing one of the most popular comic strips of all time. Since then, he’s been as absent as the precocious Calvin and his pet tiger, err, stuffed animal, Hobbes. Some call Watterson reclusive. Others say he just likes his privacy. “He’s an introspective person,” says his mother, Kathryn, standing at the front door of her home, its yard covered by a tidy tangle of black-eyed Susans and other wildflowers. It’s where Watterson grew up. Calvin lived there, too, so to speak. Watterson used the well-kept, beige Cape Cod-style house as the model for Calvin’s home.
HTML Box Score After leading 29-23 at half, Drake used a 10-0 run in the third quarter to help outscore the Ramblers 24-7 in the period behind a 9-of-15 shooting performance that included eight points from Hittner. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team defeated Loyola, 72-46, Sunday afternoon in the Knapp Center to close out its first weekend of Missouri Valley Conference play. Preview at Missouri State 1/5/2018 – 7 PM The Bulldogs opened the third quarter with a pair of layups by Hittner before freshman Maddie Monahan (Silver Lake, Minn.) forced a Loyola turnover allowing Rose a layup before being fouled. Jonas recorded the rebound off the missed free throw, adding two points and giving Drake its largest lead at the time, 37-26. Hittner added four more points off a layup and pair of free throws, extending the Bulldogs run. A pair of three-pointers by Greiner ended the quarter for the Bulldogs with a 53-30 lead. Drake (7-7, 2-0 MVC) was led by sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) who had a game-high 12 points, 10 of which came in the second half. Hittner also recorded three rebounds and three assists and had a 4-of-7 shooting performance. Redshirt sophomore Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) added 10 points and six rebounds while an additional three Bulldogs each recorded more than 8 points. As a team, Drake dished out 23 assists on a 29-of-54 (53.7 percent) shooting performance. Six Bulldogs tallied three or more assists. Drake heads to the road for its first road MVC matchup against Missouri State Jan. 5. Tipoff with the Bears is set for 7 p.m. and the action will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version Story Links Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines The Valley on ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live PDF Box Score Loyola (2-11, 0-2 MVC) was led by Kailyn Strawbridge with nine points and five assists. The Bulldogs held Loyola’s leading scorer, Abby O’Connor, to just six points. Ellie Rice added six rebounds for the Ramblers. Full Schedule Roster Next Game: Junior Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) had nine points while redshirt junior Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) and sophomore Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) both scored eight. Jonas added a game-high seven rebounds.
Ireland’s jellyfish research experts have issued advice on how best to treat a jellyfish sting after five people were stung by the potent lion’s mane species. THere has been an increase in sightings of the dangerous species in Irish waters including Donegal with photos taken off Malin Head in recent days.According to researchers in NUI Galway, the best first aid treatment for a lion’s mane sting is to rinse with vinegar (or the commercial product Sting No More® spray) to remove tentacles. The affected area should then be immersed in 45°C (113°F) hot water, (or apply a heat pack) for 40 minutes.Experts will meet with the Beaumont Poison Centre at Beamount Hospital Dublin to discuss these their findings, published by NUI Galway in the international journal Toxins in 2017.The lion’s mane jellyfish is a large jellyfish (up to 1 metre bell diameter) with thousands of long tentacles located beneath the bell.In Irish and UK waters, lion’s mane jellyfish can be encountered from June until late September. It is one of the least abundant jellyfish in Irish and UK waters, typically occurring as single individuals rather than in blooms or aggregations.Despite being one of the least abundant jellyfish, relatively high densities of large lion’s mane jellyfish have been recorded close to high population areas in recent weeks, and therefore stings have been a recurrent concern, NUI Galway says.Five people have now been hospitalised after being stung.Experts issue treatment advice after five stung by potent jellyfish was last modified: July 10th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:donegaljellyfishLion’s Manestingtreatment
OAKLAND — The Raiders will face the Tennessee Titans Sunday without their leading rusher.Josh Jacobs, who has been playing since Week 7 with a shoulder injury, will undergo an MRI this week to determine his availability going forward, according to an NFL Network report.Also inactive for the Raiders in a game with playoff ramifications are tackle Trent Brown (pectoral), wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (ribs), … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.
This entry from 12/22/2003 we have referenced often, because it illustrates how Darwin changed science into storytelling.How Darwinism Produces Job Security Posted 12/22/2003 by David F. Coppedge (Visited 90 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 One thing Darwinism has going for it: it provides endless opportunities to research stories that are nearly impossible to prove.A case in point was provided in the Dec. 18, 2003 issue of Nature.1 John R. Hutchinson (Royal Veterinary College, UK), in a News and Views article on bird evolution, reviewed the new angle that flight might have first begun when theropod dinosaurs stretched out their forelimbs to act as stabilizers or spoilers while running up slopes (see 01/16/2003 headline). Before Montana vertebrate morphologist Ken Dial came up with this hypothesis, two competing ideas for the origin of flight produced a “rather stale dichotomy” according to Hutchinson: the ground-up (cursorial) hypothesis, that running dinosaurs leaped into the air, and the tree-down (arboreal) hypothesis, that tree-dwelling dinosaurs leaped out of trees (see 01/29/2003 headline).Hutchinson does not pretend that the problem has been solved by any means; at most, “this work may illuminate the origin of flight in birds.” But by providing a possible use for a non-flying limb, which might improve over time, it removes an implausible point of the plot: “This is a compelling solution for the evolutionary conundrum, ‘What use is half a wing?’” Most of the story of the transition from birds to dinosaurs, however, remains difficult, including the evolution of feathers (see 10/30/2003 and 08/21/2001 headlines) and the need for the simultaneous evolution of many other specialized structures such as the avian lung (see 10/31/2003 headline). But to Hutchinson, this is not a failure of the story, but a bonus: “There are plenty of issues yet to be explored, of course, which is a good thing for many researchers, including Bundle and Dial, who admit as much” (emphasis added in all quotes). In other words, the new hypothesis, that flight began to evolve when forelimbs were used as spoilers (wing-assisted incline running, or WAIR), opens up a new job market. Many new experimental tests can now be attempted by researchers. Hutchinson provides some examples:Physics: “The relative roles of inertial and aerodynamic forces remain unknown, as do the energetics of WAIR.”Role of the Tail: “I wonder how much hindlimb function changes between level running and WAIR, or how the third locomotor module, the tail, might influence WAIR.”Role of the Feet: “If WAIR is so important in the natural history of ground (or other) birds, and if it is vital for birds to generate frictional forces to improve traction, might their feet be specialized accordingly?”WAIR use by living birds: “Likewise, it is not known how broadly distributed and crucial WAIR is for the thousands of species of extant birds, especially those such as tinamous, kiwis and ostriches that retain many ancestral avian traits (for example, spending a relatively short time in the nest after hatching, or frequenting more terrestrial than arboreal environments), although Bundle and Dial provide some tantalizing speculations.”Form and Function: “Finally, how closely are specific anatomical features of birds linked to functions integral to WAIR?”Interdisciplinary Research: “On the wish-list for the future would be the establishment of secure links between form and function for the group — Aves or Neornithes — that includes all extant birds and all descendants of their most recent common ancestor. If that could be done, then the more difficult historical questions of how WAIR evolved would become tractable because relationships between form and function could be traced across evolutionary lineages.”It appears, therefore, that the new hypothesis is no spoiler itself; it is a door of opportunity, a fresh wind taking the story of bird evolution out of the doldrums:Without such broader knowledge, it is uncertain how essential WAIR was for any extinct members of the theropod lineage, including the earliest birds. Regardless, this work will continue to stimulate research on flight and its evolution. The debate over whether flight originated in tree- or ground-living creatures is centuries old. The WAIR hypothesis has provided a biologically plausible alternative to that rather stale dichotomy.21John R. Hutchinson, “Biomechanics: Early birds surmount steep slopes,” Nature 426, 777 – 778 (18 December 2003); doi:10.1038/426777a.2Note: Ken Dial published his WAIR theory in January 2003 and has propounded it ever since, with many evolutionists finding it plausible; search “WAIR” or “Ken Dial” for subsequent developments, e.g. 5/01/06, 12/03/12, 5/28/13. For difficulties accounting for the origin of flight by evolutionary processes, see the film Flight: The Genius of Birds (2013) by Illustra Media.Caught in the act! This is an important principle to understand about Darwinism, and why it has become so successful, and why it has taken over the intellectual world. It no longer matters whether a hypothesis is true or not, but only whether it keeps lazy scientists employed as storytellers. Evolutionary science has been liberated from repeatability, testability and observability. The key word is now plausibility, which being translated, means science has become fiction. After all, any good novel or short story is plausible, isn’t it? (Since there are no Laws of Plausibility, at least it will be plausible to somebody, especially the storyteller.)For Darwinists studying the evolution of birds from dinosaurs, to really do their job rigorously, they would have to identify every beneficial mutation or gene duplication, connect it to an actual functional advantage, and monitor its spread through a population. They would have to find every transitional fossil, know its date accurately, trace the development of all the flight-related hardware and software in the genes (including feathers, perching feet, hollow bones, avian lungs, specialized organs, modified brain, body size, metabolic rate, specialized muscles and tendons, and behavioral instincts, such as knowing how to take off and land and use thermals), explain how these morphological changes proceed from embryo to adult, and much more. Clearly, doing all this is impossible. Moreover, they would need to uncover, by experiment, new natural laws that create increasing levels of complexity and information against the inexorable pressure of entropy. Even if in some fantasyland they could perform these impossible experiments, they would never know if it matched prehistory without getting into a time machine and watching the whole story unfold.This is too hard, so evolutionists changed the rules. They don’t like doing science the old way, the way Joule and Faraday and Mendel did it. It’s so much easier to just flop on the sofa and speculate. When the NSF comes around and wonders how the grant money is being spent, the Darwinist can show the photo album from the last vacation in the Bahamas (see 12/03/03 headline), or show a home-video clip of partridge chicks running up a ramp in the lab, or demonstrate the latest computer games (see 05/08/03 headline) enough to look busy. And so that Eugenie Scott can brag about all the scientific literature that supports evolution, the Darwinist can have his or her grad student write it up in specialized jargon for Nature or Science or National Geographic, ending with the typical benediction about all the wonderful stories that the latest new twist on the plot opens up. Look through the Links on “Darwin and Evolution” and check if this is not indeed the situation.Calling all Baloney Detectors. Wake up and smell the coffee. We’ve been hoodwinked. All along, Eugenie Scott and the rest of the Darwin Party have been browbeating their critics that they just don’t understand “science” and that to do “science” we must play by “the rules.” But she didn’t explain that the rules were changed when the Darwin Party came to power. Old Charlie was clever. He had a vivid imagination and a gift of gab, and instead of proving his story, he said, “It’s plausible, isn’t it? Prove me wrong!” So we took the bait and headed off on an impossible quest, trying to prove a universal negative, instead of calling his bluff and making him prove his story right. While we were distracted, he rounded up the Starving Storytellers, gave them lab coats and became their patron saint. They have been in his debt ever since.Anti-evolutionists have been snookered into trying to prove that this or that alleged feathered dinosaur really isn’t an ancestor to birds, or that this or that microevolutionary change cannot be extrapolated endlessly, without realizing that they are trying to beat Hobbes at Calvinball. As long as the Darwinists are free to make up stories that can never be proved, it’s hopeless to call them on the carpet. The one who sets the rules controls the game.The reason Darwin Party members are so vehement against critics is that their jobs are at stake. The founding fathers of science declared independence from speculation by framing an unwritten constitution which demanded that scientific results be observable, testable and repeatable. But later presidents, giving into pressure from special interest groups that found the work too hard, started entitlement programs like the Great Society for Storytellers. The GSS took over labs, removed the flasks and ammeters, and set up couches surrounding banquet tables filled with “tantalizing speculations” (see 09/18/03 commentary). Eventually, Big Science became a bloated bureaucracy distributing limited grant money to more and more storyteller banquets, while those rugged individualists who still believed in the founding principles of science were being burdened to support the growing welfare state. Those few who called for fairness were accused of hate speech, and ridiculed as irrational, superstitious obscurantists who simply didn’t understand “science.”If people woke up and realized that Darwinists are not pulling their fair share, that real science was subsidizing the Darwinists’ endless quest for a good story, some heads might roll. Science itself, however, would go on. The good old science that builds space stations and discovers molecular motors, that explores Mars and digs up dinosaur bones and classifies hummingbirds, would do just fine. Medicine would still advance, high school science fairs would still be popular, microscopes and telescopes would continue to sell, and discoveries would continue to pour forth. But if the public demanded accountability, then all the useless, distracting, parasitic welfare programs promoted by the Darwin Party would dry up. Certain loudmouth bums and welfare queens would be stuck holding up signs saying, Will Tell Stories for Food.This should not be taken as a tirade against Darwinists. We are actually very tolerant of them. If they want to continue to loaf and watch Charlie’s angles, that’s fine; there are even some creationists who like some episodes. But teach it in the theater class, not the science class.
The Nelson Mandela Bridge, named after South Africa’s first democratic President, has won several awards. The bridge is situated in Johannesburg.The Nelson Mandela Bridge get a pink illumination every year since 2012 to raise awareness for breast cancer. (Image: South African Tourism)Brand South Africa reporterParis has its Eiffel Tower, New York its Statue of Liberty, Sydney its Harbour Bridge. And downtown Johannesburg has the iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge.Named after the man who led South Africa across the apartheid divide, the bridge was opened by Nelson Mandela in July 2003. Crossing no less than 46 operational railway lines, the 284-metre-long bridge is largest cable-stayed bridge in southern Africa.Designed by Dissing+Weitling Architecture, the bridge has won numerous awards, including the South African Institute of Civil Engineering Award for Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Project Achievement in Technical Excellence category.The bridge links the Braamfontein business area with the Newtown precinct. Taking two years to build, the bridge was at the heart of a inner city renewal project by Gauteng province’s economic development initiative, Blue IQ. (Blue IQ has since merged with the Gauteng Development Agency to become the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency).The rejuvenation project aimed to create a “cultural arc” – a crescent from Constitution Hill through Braamfontein and down to Newtown, which is now known as the city’s cultural precinct.The bridge links important civic and cultural institutions: the Constitutional Court, the Civic Theatre and Wits University in Braamfontein; Mary Fitzgerald Square, the Market Theatre and the 1913 Museum Africa in Newtown.Other attractions in the area are the Dance Factory, the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre and the SAB World of Beer. The square regularly hosts several big events, including the Joy of Jazz festival and Diwali.During 2011’s Joburg Fashion Week, South African designer David Tlale turned the bridge into the longest ramp in the history of South African fashion. Tlale’s Made In The City collection featured 92 models in celebration of 92 years of Nelson Mandela’s life.Watch:In 2012, the City of Johannesburg and a cosmetics company lit the bridge pink for a week in an effort raise awareness about breast cancer.Facts about the bridgeNelson Mandela Bridge carries two lanes of traffic and has two sidewalks for pedestrians as well as a cycle path, with a continuous toughened glass parapet to ensure pedestrian safety.According to Construction Weekly:The asymmetrical dual-pylon cable-stay bridge is made up of a 66-metre north back span, a 176-metre main span and a 42-metre south back span, giving a total length of 284 metres.The north pylon is 42-metres high and the south pylon 27-metres high, creating a delicate balance and an interesting visual appeal.The main span was built as light as possible, using structural steel with a concrete composite deck, while the heavier back spans were built from reinforced concrete to counterbalance the long main span.The bridge is supported on the largest pot bearings ever to be installed in South Africa. The 1.5-metre diameter bearings, which have a capacity of up to 27 Mn, are designed to accommodate the large temperature movements of the bridge.Approximately 4 000 cubic metres of concrete and 1 000 tons of structural steel were used to construct the bridge, with around 500 tons of reinforcing steel cast into the concrete.Sources: South African Tourism, Dissing+Weitling Architecture, Gauteng Growth and Development Agency, Construction Weekly, and the City of Johannesburg.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material
The Korean connection of Ayodhya will once again come under focus this Diwali.The First Lady of South Korea, Kim Jung-sook, will be the chief guest at the Deepotsav event being organised in the temple town by the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government on November 6.New memorialShe will also be present at the ground-breaking ceremony of a new memorial being constructed by the government dedicated to the legendary Queen Suriratna (Heo Hwang-ok).The Yogi Adityanath Cabinet on Tuesday approved the project and alloted funds of ₹24.66 crores for its construction near the Saryu River.As per Korean folklore, Queen Suriratna was a princess in ancient Ayodhya who travelled to Korea 2,000 years ago and married a king of the Kim community.“Kim people of Korea believe that around 2,000 years ago, a princess of Ayodhya had gone to South Korea, where she got married to a King Kim Suro,” a State government spokesperson said.According to the Ministry of External Affairs, princess Suriratna travelled to Korea in 48 CE, proving Ayodhya and Korea had “a deep historical connection.”“The First Lady’s participation in the festivities in Ayodhya will showcase our close links as well as the ongoing deepening engagement between our two countries,” the MEA said in a statement.The new memorial would come up near a park built in memory of Suriratna by members of the Krak Clan. Bouyed by this connection, in 2000, the Mayor of Kim-Hae city in South Korea even invited Ayodhya to sign a sister-city bond. This led to many research projects to substantiate the link between Ayodhya and Korea.Every year, Koreans in large numbers visit the park built in the name of the princess.