first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins He qualified that he was “straight,” but believes “the whole game of labeling sexuality is a joke.”“Preferences are preferences, love is love and everyone deserves to be their own authentic selves without having to fear the judgement of others,” he explained.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’He expressed his views on homophobia in sports: “I feel like [athletes] are not doing enough to address the homophobia that is very apparent in sports due to fear of judgement set by their peers and coaches.” “It’s 2018 there’s no space for ignorant assh*les,” he said. “Judging someone by their sexuality is as ignorant as judging people by their skin colour or religion.” LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Vice Ganda, who is also a member of the LGBTQ community, was impressed as well.He shared Van Opstal’s statement on his own Instagram Stories and made his own comment. “First time I encountered a Filipino athlete boldly [speak] about LGBTQ+ and homophobia. Thanks @arnoldvanopstal [Arnold Van Opstal]!”“I hope everyone including your fellows in your sport sees this post,” he said. Homophobia has long been a problem in sports around the world, and Fare network was organized to tackle discrimination—including homophobia and racism—in European football. The National Basketball Association (NBA) in the United States has also taken steps to support the LGBTQ+ community. It protested a law on transgenders using bathrooms of their assigned sex at birth by moving the 2017 all-star game to New Orleans.  /raRELATED STORIES:How the Pride flag was secretly paraded in anti-LGBTQ RussiaWNBA legend Sue Wicks proclaims pride in being gayNBA announces 2019 All-Star game will be held in Charlotte Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img Image: Instagram/@arnoldvanopstalPBA player Arnold Van Opstal took a stand for equality during a question-and-answer session on Instagram.When the GlobalPort Batang Pier cager encountered a query about his sexuality, he took the time to lay out how he felt about LGBTQ+ issues.ADVERTISEMENT He also left with a strong message: “All homophobes and racists can go f*ck themselves.”Online, Van Opstal won new fans for using his platform to speak up. Movie and TV writer G3 San Diego, a trans woman, lauded his stance: “Be like Arnold Van Opstal,” she tweeted.Be like Arnold Van Opstal❤️👏🏼— g3 san diego (@g3cafe) July 15, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Game 2 between Ginebra and Rain or Shine canceled, rescheduled on Thursday Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West View commentslast_img read more

first_imgGlen Johnson seems set to leave Liverpool next summer and they’re lining up a cut-price move for AC Milan right-back Ignazio Abate.The Italian, just like Johnson, is out of contract next year and despite clamouring to stay with the Serie A side, who he joined as a youngster back in 1999, he has admitted a move abroad is a possibility.And the Reds would be acquiring a talented 27-year-old should they swoop for his services.Abate is renowned for his attacking tendencies and has plenty of pace to ensure he’s able to get back and do his defensive duties too.You can see the 21-cap star in action above…last_img

first_imgMembers of the An Post cycle team with members of the Donegal Hospice.They promised to deliver and they certain did!Local lads from An Post Letterkenny raised an incredible €10,008.40 for Donegal Hospice from their recent Mizen to Malin Charity Cycle.The cyclists and committee members wish to thank family, work colleagues, friends and all their corporate sponsors for their support in helping them raise €10,008.40 for the Donegal Hospice. The An Post Letterkenny group who took part in the cycle are pictured here presenting a cheque to the committee members of The Donegal Hospice.AN POST CYCLISTS DELIVER €10K GOOD WISHES TO DONEGAL HOSPICE! was last modified: August 21st, 2014 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:An Postcycledonegal hospicelast_img read more

first_imgA truck-driver who overtook six cars on a continuous white line and forced other cars to take evasive action posed a “terrifying prospect’, a Judge has said.Letterkenny court.Driver Anthony Donaghey appeared before Letterkenny District Court yesterday charged with dangerous driving on March 21st, 2013. Donaghey, 32, of Carrowmore, Gleneely was observed by Gardai traveling down the Lurgybrack hill outside Letetrkenny on the evening in question.It was raining heavily but Donaghey was reaching speeds of up to 110kph and overtook six cars on a continuous white line.Cars coming in the opposite direction were also forced to pull into the left hand lane, the court was told.Garda Sgt Jim Collins said in his statement that they followed the driver and eventually apprehended him on the dual carriageway.Donaghey had no previous convictions and was only driving the articulated lorry as a favour for a friend.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said Donaghey was very apologetic for what had happened.However, he said his client had got out of his lorry a short time before the incident and had caught his hand in the door of the truck.“He was in great pain and there can be a good or bad reason for anything.“A disqualification would have a devastating affect on his livelihood,” said Mr Dorrian.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until June 5th saying he wanted to speak to Donaghey and will consider sending him on a pro social driver’s course.“It is quite a terrifying prospect for anyone else coming up that hill – we need some explanation for that,” he said.TRUCKDRIVER’S ACTIONS ‘POSED TERRIFYING PROSPECTS’ FOR OTHER DRIVERS – JUDGE was last modified: April 15th, 2014 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:donegalJudge Paul KellyLetterkenny District Courttrucklast_img read more

first_imgGARDAI and the PSNI are hunting a gang which stole a car in County Donegal before using the vehicle to drive at police in Derry.The northern-registered Toyota Celica was taken in Bridgend just after 12.20am this morning.The PSNI said the stolen car later reversed into a police car in the Caw Hill Park area of Derry City at about 4am causing damage to the front grill. Officers then approached the car which was driven at them and over the foot of one of the officers who did not suffer injury. CROSS-BORDER HUNT FOR CRIME GANG WHO HIT POLICE OFFICER was last modified: March 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:bridgendcar stolenGardaPSNIlast_img read more

first_imgThe story of the 96 Cattle Company in the California Cattlemen’s Association Centennial Celebration coffee table book was included among the 106 ranch and business histories. Interesting how Hazel’s great-grandfather gave each of his children a ranch.Issac McKenzie came from Nova Scotia in 1869 to Northern California. He went to work for the Sierra Lumber Company in Lyonsville. He acted as camp boss during the time ox teams were used for skidding logs. In 1875, he married Lucy Turner and they …last_img

first_imgThe Discovery Institute and the National Academy of Sciences have recently published books with butterflies prominently displayed on the cover.  The two books give opposite viewpoints on whether life was designed or a product of evolution.  Maybe a look at a real-world butterfly research project can shed light on the debate.    A paper in PLoS Biology studied the clock mechanism behind the migrating Monarch butterfly.1  A team from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, with an entomologist from the Czech Academy of Sciences, investigated the proteins that compose the butterfly’s circadian clock.  These proteins, called cryptochromes, are part of a feedback mechanism that takes input from the sun and acts as a time-compensated sun compass.  Remarkably, two of the proteins seem to come from different families: CRY1 is invertebrate-like, and CRY2 is vertebrate-like.  They summarized their findings as follows:Collectively, our results provide several lines of evidence suggesting that monarch CRY1 functions in vivo as a circadian photoreceptor, whereas CRY2 functions as a transcriptional repressor for the butterfly clockwork.  This novel clock mechanism has aspects of both the Drosophila and mouse circadian clocks rolled into one, as well as unique aspects of its own.The paper used the word novel quite a few times to describe this mechanism: i.e., “The results define a novel, CRY-centric clock mechanism in the monarch in which CRY1 likely functions as a blue-light photoreceptor for entrainment, whereas CRY2 functions within the clockwork as the transcriptional repressor of a negative transcriptional feedback loop.”    Did evolutionary theory provide any of the motivation behind this paper?  Did it offer explanatory power?  Only one instance of the word could be found:Further molecular evolutionary studies have shown that gene duplication and loss have led to three modes of cry gene expression in insects, giving rise to three types of circadian clocks: two derived clocks, in which only cry1 (e.g., Drosophila) or cry2 (e.g., the honey bee Apis mellifera and red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum) is expressed, and an ancestral clock in which both cry1 and cry2 are expressed (e.g., the monarch butterfly).  The expression of two functionally distinct crys in monarchs suggests that the butterfly clock may use a novel clockwork mechanism that is not yet fully described in any organism.Yet this refers to other papers, not this one.  It merely assumes that another research team got it right when they used circumstantial evidence to associate genes and transcription patterns with presumed gene-duplication events.  The authors did not find an evolutionary pattern themselves; instead, it is clear that what they found was a novel mechanism dissimilar to that in any other organism.  Functionally speaking, bees and beetles have different lifestyles.  They do not migrate thousands of miles to a particular spot in Mexico.    In short, the single reference to evolution seemed tacked-on.  It provided neither motivation nor an explanation of the question: how the monarch butterfly arrived at a novel solution to the problem of managing a time-compensated sun compass that allows it to migrate successfully over long distances.  Furthermore, an evolutionary conundrum was evident in the data: “The role of monarch CRY2 as a transcriptional repressor is similar to the role of the CRYs in the mouse clockwork.”  The authors did not begin to explain why the butterfly protein resembles that of a vertebrate with which it has no obvious evolutionary connection, except through some remote, imaginary common ancestor that neither migrated to Mexico nor explored kitchens at night looking for cheese.  Evolution did not explain how clockwork mechanisms arose in the first place, nor why two species with very different evolutionary trajectories would converge on similar designs.    Did intelligent design provide any input to this research?  The authors did not use that phrase, of course, but engineering language pervaded the paper.  “Clock mechanism” was one of the most common phrases in the paper – a term that raises the ghost of William Paley.  Consider also terms like autoregulatory transcription feedback loop, circadian photoreceptor, and transcriptional repressor.  These all related to engineering functions within a complex system.  Indeed function was another of the most common words in the paper.    As to motivation for this research, a desire to reverse-engineer a complex system seemed to be the driving force – not a desire to figure out how it evolved.  The “spectacular fall migration” of these insects is a present-day observational fact that drove these scientists to investigate, in detail, how it is accomplished.  “The monarch clock may be the prototype of a clock mechanism shared by other invertebrates that express both CRY proteins,” the Author’s Summary states, “and its elucidation will help crack the code of sun compass orientation.”    This paper was summarized on National Geographic News.  Here, too, evolution was only in the shadows.  The focus was on understanding a remarkable system.  The motivation is clear in a quote by Stephen M. Reppert, one of the team members: “A butterfly’s brain is no bigger than the head of a pin, and yet it has this incredible capability.  So we really want to understand that.”1.  Zhu, Sauman et al, “Cryptochromes Define a Novel Circadian Clock Mechanism in Monarch Butterflies That May Underlie Sun Compass Navigation,” Public Library of Science: Biology, Vol. 6, No. 1, e4 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060004.Discoveries like this are usually made by knocking out genes and watching what happens, or making proteins fluoresce green so they can be followed.  Imagine trying to study a car by knocking out parts to see what breaks.  Take out the oxygen sensor, or the PCV valve, or whatever; is this the best way to understand a system?  What is coming is systems biology in which each part is studied in relation to the whole.  Only by seeing the system in its functional entirety can you understand the contribution of the parts.    Even so, there is a gap in understanding still.  How can a protein molecule help a butterfly migrate thousands of miles, some of it over trackless ocean, and arrive at a precise mountain in Mexico it has never seen?  Something is missing even if we were to thoroughly understand how each part works.  If you were to step inside a human brain and see all the neurons firing and chemoreceptors operating, you would still be ignorant of what the person was thinking.  Can the spectacular flight of Monarch butterflies be reduced to the action of proteins and genes?  The question underscores the mind-body problem, a philosophical puzzle unsolveable by reductionist science.    In theory, nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.  In practice, biology is the study of complex systems that give the appearance of intelligent design.  It gives you butterflies just thinking about all the wonders in nature that showcase design.  Evolutionary theory provides nothing but fluff after the work is done, fluttering about to satisfy the religion of certain people that everything in the world must have a materialist explanation.  Get real: science is an intelligently designed activity by intelligently designed humans studying intelligently designed phenomena.  What’s evol got to do with it?(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_img25 June 2007The income of South Africa’s poorer citizens has generally increased over the past few years, boding well for the government’s plan to halve poverty by 2014, a report by the Presidency finds.The report, “Development Indicators Mid-Term Review”, issued last week by the Presidency’s policy coordination and advisory service (PCAS) unit, indicates that SA’s war against poverty has gathered pace, especially since 2000.Full report (pdf file)Since 2002, overall income growth in the country – including the expansion of social grants to almost 12-million recipients by April 2007 – has seen the income of the poorest 10% to 20% of the population rise.At the same time, the report finds, the number of South Africans surviving on less than R3 000 a year has also decreased, from 50% to 43% of the population.Rich, poor gap expandsPCAS head Joel Netshitenzhe notes, however, that the rate of income improvement among poor South Africans has not kept up with that of the rich. As a result, while income poverty is declining, inequality has grown.“While in real and absolute terms, the income of the poor is improving, this hasn’t been at the pace of the richest of the population,” Netshitenzhe said. “Inequality has worsened as a result.”According to the report, South Africa’s economy created a million new jobs between September 2004 and September 2006.“The drivers of this need to be researched further, but in the past we found that the performance of the economy was the reason,” Netshitenzhe said.Economic growthThe economy has grown for eight consecutive years – faster than South Africa’s population – positioning the country well to meet the targets set by the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for SA, including annual economic growth of 6% by 2014.Capital investment in South Africa is also increasing, Netshitenzhe said. “Our target is 25% of gross domestic product (GDP), and we are now at 19% compared to 15% in 2000.”Growing optimism, especially among people in South Africa’s rural areas, could be explained in part by increased provision of government services.Living conditions“To the poor, a small change in living conditions means a lot,” Netshitenzhe said. “Compared to 1994, the mere fact that they now have water and electricity means there are improvements in terms of their conditions of life.”At least 71% of South African households have access to sanitation, as opposed to 50% in 1994, while 80% of households now have access to electricity – meaning that 4.2-million households have received electricity connections since 1994.The report points out that poverty should also be measured in terms of assets, and notes that, since 1994, about 2.3-million housing subsidies have been completed, with more nearing completion.Progress on land restitution has been slower, however, even though some 73 000 land claims are nearing completion.Education, healthAccording to the report, while South Africa’s matric pass rate has risen since 2000, along with an increasing number of students taking higher-grade mathematics and passing, the number of those students is still relatively low.The balance of boys and girls among the 12.3-million scholars attending schools across the country is also reaching parity, while adult literacy has also increased since 1994.The report also points to a decrease in HIV prevalence in the country following a rapid spread of the disease in the 1990s. There has, however, been an increase in tuberculosis since 2001.Crime remains at high levels in SA despite the fact that criminal activities are decreasing overall, Netshitenzhe said.“Trends in contact crime – interpersonal violence – have been slowly decreasing, in some instances marginally and others more substantially, but are still cause for concern.”South Africa’s prison population is also on the increase again, following a reduction through a remission programme in 2005.The report notes that South Africans’ membership of voluntary civil society organisations is also high compared to other developing countries, while voter participation remains high despite declining slightly over the past three general elections.The proportion of South Africans who feel that race relations are improving has also increased, from around 40% in 2000 to 60% in 2006.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgBrand South Africa chairperson Chichi Maponya. (Image: African Business Magazine)Johannesburg, Friday 20 February – Media Tenor’s Africa Country Image Award was today presented to Brand South Africa chairperson Chichi Maponya in Vienna, Austria.Download press releaseMaponya expressed her appreciation that South Africa was chosen as a recipient of the prestigious award. “This award shows us that the image and reputation of our country is on an upward trajectory,” she said.“What needs to be done now is for each citizen of our country to play our part to ensure that we build on the successes at hand. Indeed, reputation is a fragile asset which must be maintained and nurtured consciously and consistently by all stakeholders.”The results were based on a scientific media content analysis of 11 704 reports on Africa out of 457 738 reports on global TV and opinion-leading business and financial print. A catalogue of 10 criteria was applied to the reports to gauge a country’s performance.Criteria included basic visibility and no excess negativity, political performance, economic performance, social developments and leadership qualities.For more information or to set up interviews, contact:Boitumelo MpeteTel: +27 11 712 5007Mobile: +27 (0) 82 358 9047Email:boitumelom@brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

first_imgFrom landing on a comet to expanding our genetic alphabet, 2014 was an amazing year for scientific discoveries—just check out our Breakthrough of the Year section and our top 10 science news stories of the year. That means we got to see a lot of incredibly cool stuff over the past 12 months. Here are some of our favorite pictures from this year.1. The Rosetta mission lands on a cometThe Rosetta mission and its landing of the Philae probe on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was one of the biggest science success stories of 2014—and our Breakthrough of the Year. This image of the comet’s surface, taken by Philae when it was just moments away from landing, is one of the mission’s most iconic. Klaus Stiefel/Flickr Patricia Corcoran 8. An uncontacted tribe makes contactThis year, members of a previously isolated Amazonian tribe took a momentous step and made contact with the outside world. In this picture, a young man from the tribe clutches a bundle of used clothing, which some worry could have been a source of disease transmission, during initial contact with local villagers in July. Officials suspect that the tribe fled illegal logging and drug trafficking in their traditional homelands in Peru. Sandia National Laboratories JAVIER LORENZO/UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE 6. An octopus supermomThis octopus died in 2011, but scientists didn’t tell her amazing story until this year. She was spotted in the same place, holding her eggs in her arms, for a whopping 4.5 years—smashing the previous record for egg brooding. In 53 months, she was never seen eating, and over time she turned from pale purple to ghostly white. Like most female octopuses, she died after her watch ended—but her eggs hatched successfully. Mimic octopus. Most octopuses can change their shape and texture to blend in with their environments, but the mimic octopus can go one step further: It impersonates other animals, such as jellyfish, sea snakes, and fish. // PATRICK TSCHOPP/HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT OF GENETICS 7. Rocks made out of plasticIn June, researchers reported finding a new type of rock made out of plastic on the shores of Hawaii. Called a plastiglomerate, the rock is cobbled together from plastic and organic matter like sand and coral. The discovery suggests humanity’s heavy hand in natural processes may be changing the world more than we realize. TAKAAKI NOGUCHI 9. Spinosaurus, the swimming dinosaurMeet Spinosaurus, the world’s biggest carnivorous dinosaur—and the only swimmer (as seen in this artist’s conception). In September, analysis of 97-million-year-old fossils revealed that 15-meter-long Spinosaurus is not only the largest land carnivore ever to exist, but it’s also the only dinosaur known to have made its home in the water.center_img ILLUSTRATION DAVIDE BONADONNA/NIZAR IBRAHIM/SIMONE MAGANUCO 5. Adrift on an Arctic ice floeHome alone for the holidays? It could be worse. Somewhere in the Arctic Ocean, two Norwegian scientists are adrift on an ice floe, equipped with a year’s worth of food and fuel—and one research hovercraft named SABVABAA (pictured). Right now, they’re drifting northward along the submarine Lomonosov Ridge, taking sediment cores to learn about the polar environment more than 60 million years ago. 2. The origin of the penisIt’s not a question a lot of scientists ponder out loud, but it’s key to much of life on Earth: Where does the penis come from? This image of a snake embryo shows tiny buds where legs would be if snakes had legs—but in fact, they’re actually the beginning of the snake’s paired penises. After studying how the organ gets its start in snakes, lizards, mice, and chickens, researchers said they’ve finally figured out where the penis comes from. 3. The Z machineIn October, researchers using the awesomely named Z machine at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico reported a significant advance in the race toward nuclear fusion. They’ve detected significant numbers of neutrons—byproducts of fusion reactions—coming from the experiment. This not only demonstrates the viability of their approach, but also brings them closer to their ultimate goal of producing more energy than the fusion device takes in. © Gleison Miranda/FUNAI/Survival 10. Comet dust found on EarthThis is a single particle of comet dust, found preserved in the ice and snow of Antarctica—the first time it’s ever been found on Earth’s surface. Comet dust is the oldest astronomical particle we can study and provides clues about how our solar system first formed, so scientists are excited to get their hands on this potential new source. 4. Two giant blue stars melding in spaceAstronomers found further evidence of how phenomenally cool space is—and how little we know about it—when they discovered that the brightest object in a nearby star cluster isn’t a single star, but actually two massive blue stars in the process of merging (artist’s conception below). We don’t know what will happen when the merging is complete: Some models predict the explosive release of a massive amount of energy, but others hint at a less violent outcome. 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