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The QPR v Tottenham quiz

first_imgIt’s a QPR v Spurs quiz with no mention of Gavin Maguire, Gurnham Singh or the cup final – at least not the ’82 one. We reckon you’ve more chance of playing in a cup final than getting the 10th question right, so see how many of the first nine you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-1]Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Carroll, Dolcini lead Huskies to 1st Big 5 win

first_imgThe Fortuna Huskies girl’s basketball team secured its first Big 5 Conference win of the season as it took down the Arcata Tigers 53-48, Friday night at Arcata High.“This was a huge win for us, we needed this,” Fortuna Head Coach Jesse Genaro said.The Huskies (1-2, 11-8) came out the more aggressive team Friday night, opening up an 8-0 lead before the first Tigers’ bucket.Junior forward Charlotte Carroll was a force on the block for the Tigers all night as she scored 10 of her team-high 16 …last_img read more

Warriors’ biggest questions after the first quarter of the season

first_imgATLANTA — It took far fewer than 21 games for the Warriors’ season to go off the rails — but here they sit at 4-17 a quarter of the way through.While the team had time to rebuild after Kevin Durant’s decision to sign with the Brooklyn Nets this summer and anticipated that Klay Thompson would miss most of the season with an ACL injury, the Warriors did not expect Stephen Curry to break his hand four games into the season.No team in the NBA has had players miss more games due to injury.They …last_img read more

Animal Patterning Keeps Scientists Puzzle-Solving

first_imgHere’s a fascinating area of research for a budding young scientist: the development of animal patterns.  Look at the dazzling wing patterns on butterflies in an illustration on Science Daily or consider a zebra’s stripes.  How do such patterns emerge from a single fertilized egg?  “Although this has been studied for years,” said a researcher at Johns Hopkins University, “there is still a lot we don’t understand.”    Clues from gene knockout experiments have shown that the patterns can be disrupted if one or another of two genes is not expressed properly.  During development, it appears that pairs of genes do a sort of tug-of-war.  As cells migrate, their protein products “work against and battle each other: when one gains a slight advantage, the other weakens, which in turn causes the first to gain an even bigger advantage,” the article said.  “This continues until one dominates in each cell.”  Sometimes one protein wins, sometimes the other.  Thus a black stripe can appear in one place on a zebra and a white stripe in another.    This is only a partial answer, however.  It explains how a pattern can emerge from no pattern, but does not explain why the pattern unfolds in the exact places it does.  Something tells the cells where to move and when to stay put.  What regulates and choreographs all this motion?  More research will be required.We need bright, young, curious kids to go into science with a design mentality.  This is another area ripe for intelligent design research.    Discovering a physical mechanism for how patterns form in a developing embryo will not explain it away.  Does deciphering Morse Code lead to a conclusion the code evolved?  No; it opens up new avenues to understand purposeful communication.  Design-theoretic research that unlocks the mystery of animal patterning will only reinforce the design principles that make possible a peacock’s tail, a tiger’s stripes, a giraffe’s tile patterns and the spots on your dog Spot.  Evolutionists have nothing to offer but fables.    The insights that could be gained from this budding branch of genetics and developmental biology could be huge.  Once we understand the design principles behind animal patterning, many spinoffs come to mind.  Doctors may be able to monitor and control the migration of cancer cells, for instance.  Nanotech engineers may be able to mimic the push-and-pull actions of proteins to assemble microscopic machines.  Computer scientists may be able to apply the principles in fuzzy-logic applications.    Get your kids off the junk food of entertainment and onto substantive matters.  Inspire them to become ID-motivated scientists.  They might be able to improve the lives of millions.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

JCF Strengthening Community Policing Strategies

first_img Speaking with JIS News, Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, says the police cannot succeed in solving or preventing crime without the assistance of the community. Major Anderson explains that police officers are currently being trained to enable them to effectively filter the complaints received. The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is strengthening its community policing strategies as part of measures to reduce criminal activities in the country. Story Highlights The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is strengthening its community policing strategies as part of measures to reduce criminal activities in the country.Speaking with JIS News, Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, says the police cannot succeed in solving or preventing crime without the assistance of the community.He informs that a system is to be put in place to allow the public to make complaints and provide feedback on ways to improve the quality of service the JCF offers.Major Anderson explains that police officers are currently being trained to enable them to effectively filter the complaints received.“This we know will improve the quality of the relationships in the communities and the wider public,” he states.The Police Commissioner also mentions that the JCF is to strengthen community-based networks as part of plans to reinforce crime-prevention.“We will be utilising civilian knowledge of crime, integrating active neighborhood watches and a variety of other techniques, as opposed to relying solely on police patrols, in a big step to improving flow of information,” Major Andersons states.He adds that the JCF will be projected as a force that encourages public police partnership.“The JCF understands the need to involve the community, the local government and the police to work together to tackle crime… . This united approach will see results. People want to talk and we (JCF) will be creating better relationships with these communities to let them feel safer to talk to us,” Major General Anderson shares.In giving support to the importance of community policing, Professor (Emeritus) Criminology and Public Safety at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, Ramesh Deosaran, states that the initiative will address issues such as civilian control and make it easier for the officer to enforce public order.“It is policing whereby the people take active part in their own affairs. The police are not to be seen as a problem or stranger whose presence stands for danger but as partners in development, and those members of the community are co-producers of justice and quality police service,” Professor Deosaran adds.He was speaking at the recently concluded Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) conference held in Montego Bay, St. James.Professor Deosaran notes that introducing a system that gives people an option to share their thoughts, give feedback and interact with the police is the first step to encouraging public participation.He proposes a scientific intervention to integrate community policing with the police service.“The numbers won’t lie, and right away you can see where the pitfalls are when you have active polls… to see if people’s needs are being serviced by our police force,” Professor Deosaran notes.He states that making a complaint at the police station about the level of satisfaction will not only highlight the gaps but also encourage dialogue with the inspector or sergeant in charge to find out on their side what the problems were in dealing with a particular report in the correct way.“It sounds simple, but it opens the door that will help the JCF and other law-enforcement bodies assess the administrative readiness of the organisation,” he adds.Meanwhile, Canadian Superintendent, Michael Slack, who addressed the ACCP audience about public trust in policing, says trust is vital in measuring citizen satisfaction effectively.“The police must engage the public through the use of tools such as community walk-through, understanding the priorities and preferences of different segments of society and community social development programmes to get the support of the people to solve crime,” he points out.Superintendent Slack also urges policing agencies to ensure “visible” accountability in all aspects of service delivery and member conduct, via both internal and external processes.last_img read more