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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

Dinosaur Fossilized in the Act of Laying Eggs

first_imgTwo eggs, with shell material still attached, were found inside the oviducts of a theropod dinosaur, a Chinese team reported in Science.1  This first-time discovery of intact eggs in the body of the female “suggests that theropod dinosaurs had two functional oviducts (like crocodiles) but that each oviduct produced only one egg at a time and that an entire egg clutch was laid through multiple ovipositions (like birds).”  The suggestion that the fossil provides an intermediate egg-laying structure between reptiles and birds was made on the basis of the position of the eggs.  It is improbable two eggs would be found in the ovary when the animal was fossilized, they explained:Unless sequential egg formation and shelling was very rapid and/or there was an extremely prolonged period of egg laying, the preservation of only two tightly juxtaposed eggs in the specimen strongly indicates that each of the paired oviducts simultaneously produced a single egg.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)The fossilization process appears to have retained the shape and texture of the eggshells.  See also the popular writeups on this story in National Geographic, BBC News and MSNBC News.1Sato et al., “A Pair of Shelled Eggs Inside A Female Dinosaur,” Science, Vol 308, Issue 5720, 375 , 15 April 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1110578].The science reporters all seem to be jumping on the spin that this might represent a transitional form, and ignoring the remarkable fact that this animal was buried and fossilized within minutes or seconds of laying eggs.  The missing-link angle depends on interpretation of positions of the eggs relative to the pelvis and oviducts.  Notice how the paper said unless sequential egg formation and shelling was very rapid – a reference to how quickly this mother dinosaur was buried.  Could the rapid fossilization of this dinosaur been contemporaneous with a worldwide event that entombed a T. rex in Montana (see 03/24/2005 entry), leaving blood vessels intact?  If so, both these specimens were living much more recently than tens of millions of years ago.    There are many, many things different between dinosaurs and birds.  Finding structural similarities in oviducts begs the question of how egg-laying and all its prerequisite equipment evolved in the first place.  The ability to encase an embryo in a calcified incubator of the right size and shape, keep it at the right temperature for the right time, and provide instructions to the hatchling on how and when to break out, is what we want explained in the Darwinist storybook.  Even that story would beg the question of everything else that would have to be pre-existent for egg laying to work: the structure of the mother’s skeleton, the egg laying machinery, the developmental process, the mineralization and nutrient requirements, and the incredibly complex story of embryonic development.  Saying it evolved doesn’t make it so.    MSNBC News uttered another one of those ridiculous evolutionary lines that is self-contradicting, because it implies purpose on the part of the blind mechanism of natural selection, the very thing King Charles ordered expunged from biological explanations.  Any questions on why the final sentence below deserves Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week?  This is cartoon material:“The evolution of one egg at a time happened very early, before birds could fly, and then the evolution of only one oviduct happened later,” he said [Matt Carrano, curator of dinosaurs at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington].    “That might be related to the origin of flight,” he said, explaining that maybe birds wanted to lighten their body and so developed one oviduct.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

justjackiesbargains Beautiful and Cream Fascinator on slim black band : I have rather a lot of hair so it kept sliding forward but very pleased with the product

first_img Posted on December 18, 2017Author Nathalie DuboisCategories UncategorizedTags justjackiesbargains Lovely fascinator, just a shame a couple of the. Lovely fascinator, just a shame a couple of the feathers were broken when it came, i didn’t have time to send it back before the event so my daughter wore it anyway and it looked lovely. Didn’t suit me but my friends mum wore it to same wedding and she looked lovely in it. Well made and looks really great. Came well packaged and very quickly after ordering. Very pleased with this purchase. It was very nice, but not what i wanted. Lovely! Just as expectedLovely fascinator, just a shame a couple of the I have rather a lot of hair so it kept sliding forward but very pleased with the productBeautiful Black and Cream Fascinator on slim black bandAn elegant black and cream fascinator on a bandMade with ribbon ,sinamay and black widow nettingBoth black and cream shaped feathers Great value for cash i paid. Gorgeous and just what i wanted. Great value for cash i paid. Really nice product, exactly as advertised. Really nice product, exactly as advertised. Looks like it would cost a lot more i am really pleased with it and an absolute bargain. I have rather a lot of hair so it kept sliding forward but very pleased with the product. I have rather a lot of hair so it kept sliding forward but very pleased with the product. However, via email i was told it would be delivered on thursday, went out on wednesday and low and behold card though the door telling me i had to go to the sorting office to collect it. When i had paid for postage already then having to drive nearly 3 miles to collect my package rather took the shine of things. Very quick delivery, thank you. Well made and looks really great. Came well packaged and very quickly after ordering. Very pleased with this purchase. Very quick delivery, thank you. Didn’t suit me but my friends mum wore it to same wedding and she looked lovely in it. Looks like it would cost a lot more i am really pleased with it and an absolute bargain. Great value for cash i paid. Gorgeous and just what i wanted. Great value for cash i paid. It was very nice, but not what i wanted. I have rather a lot of hair so it kept sliding forward but very pleased with the product. I have rather a lot of hair so it kept sliding forward but very pleased with the product. However, via email i was told it would be delivered on thursday, went out on wednesday and low and behold card though the door telling me i had to go to the sorting office to collect it. When i had paid for postage already then having to drive nearly 3 miles to collect my package rather took the shine of things. Lovely fascinator, just a shame a couple of the. Lovely fascinator, just a shame a couple of the feathers were broken when it came, i didn’t have time to send it back before the event so my daughter wore it anyway and it looked lovely. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-12-18 22:55:16Reviewed Item Beautiful Black and Cream Fascinator on slim black bandRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  11  reviewslast_img read more

What Does That Much-Hyped, Over-Used, Muddled Word “Cloud” Really Mean?

first_imgI’ve been involved with computers my whole life, but over the years, I’ve taken multiple sabbaticals from the devices. Upon my return about a year and a half ago, there was a new term being thrown around – “cloud”.I wasn’t sure what was going on, but everyone was very excited about this “cloud” business. The only thing was, I kept trying to define it by contextual clues and two months later, I had determined that “cloud” was synonymous with “Internet” and “Web.” As time has gone on, however, the term has become more and more muddled, so I’ve decided again to delve into the exact definition of our favorite word – “cloud”.It wasn’t until I had a long chat at last year’s SXSW with then-Rackspace senior manager of corporate communications Michelle Greer that I understood that “cloud” isn’t simply a replacement for “Internet” or “Web”. It has to do with immediate scalability, virtualization and distributed computing, among other things. Nonetheless, the term seems as muddled as ever.As Redmond Magazine’s Don Jones pleads argues in an article (wonderfully titled “Please Stop Saying ‘Cloud’”) this morning, the term has long ago lost its way.I blame the IT marketing sub-industry for this. Let’s start by agreeing to never use the term “cloud” again. They co-opted that term from the telecommunications industry anyway […] What folks routinely refer to as the “cloud” in the IT industry is actually something very different. It’s a huge variety of services and approaches, all of which offer to let you outsource some portion of your IT capabilities – things you might normally handle yourself, in your own datacenter. This is hardly a new concept: I’ve had a “cloud e-mail” address (it ends in yahoo.com) for close to a decade, now. I’ve been using “cloud computing” (a Web hosting service) for just as long.We took a moment to ask around on Twitter for folks to define “cloud” in 140 characters or less and this is what we got. Some, of course, are tongue in cheek, but that still reflect the state of “cloud” in the public mind. Related Posts Then again, this is nothing new, right? Take a look at this wondrous graphic from way back in 2009, as pointed out by @the_spinmd: Tags:#Analysis#cloud Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting So, we have a handful here – what about you? What does “cloud” mean to you? We only have a couple million to go.center_img mike melanson Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Bullock ends Rain or Shine skid in nipping of Kia

first_imgQuarters: 21-17, 44-36, 71-59, 94-86. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Coach Caloy Garcia, though, noted that there’s still a lot to be desired in the Elastopainters’ performance after they let a 7-point advantage, 76-59, dwindle down to five, 87-82, courtesy of a Markeith Cummings jumper with 1:57 to play.“We played sloppy in the second half, turned the ball over a lot, and it’s just that our import took too much outside shots,” said Garcia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“[Bullock] only started attacking the basket in the last six minutes of the game and that was the only time we started getting to the line. I know our import can shoot from the outside, but in our game today, maybe he became tight. But once he gets used to it, he’ll be ok,” said Garcia.Chris Tiu got going with 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to wound up with 13 markers, eight assists, and five boards, while Beau Belga had 12 points and three rebounds before getting ejected at the 6:50 mark of the third for incurring a technical foul and a flagrant foul penalty one. MOST READ View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side New acquisitions Ed Daquioag and Mark Borboran also had decent showings in their first game for Rain or Shine, nabbing a combined 13 markers and seven boards.Cummings almost carried Kia to its first win of the conference, but Glenn Khobuntin was whistled for a foul within the last two minutes, allowing Tiu to can two freebies to quash the Picanto run, before Bullock ultimately doused that uproar with his dagger baseline jumper in the final 1:16.Cummings paced the still winless Kia (0-6) with 30 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals, while Reden Celda got 15 markers, six boards, and three steals.The Scores:RAIN OR SHINE 94 – Bullock 20, Tiu 13, Belga 12, Daquioag 8, Ponferrada 7, Trollano 6, Maiquez 6, Yap 5, Borboran 5, King 5, Cruz 4, Ahanmisi 3.KIA 86 – Cummings 30, Celda 15, Revilla 11, Corpuz 10, Deutchman 10, Nimes 3, Khobuntin 3, Yee 2, Ballesteros 2, Paniamogan 0, Galanza 0, Caperal 0, Jaime 0.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers AVC: Thailand escapes China in thrilling five-set Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ J’Nathan Bullock. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJ’Nathan Bullock made an immediate impact in his first game in a Rain or Shine jersey, towing his side to a 94-86 win over Kia Sunday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.The 30-year-old forward didn’t shy away from the spotlight, tallying 20 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks to help halt the Elasto Painters’ two-game losing skid for an even 2-2 slate.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

England reduced to 81/5 in 3rd Test

first_imgAustralia appeared headed for victory in the third Ashes Test on Saturday with Mike Hussey scoring 116 and England collapsing to 81 for five wickets in their second innings at stumps on the third day.Australias Michael Hussey his century in Perth on Saturday. Photo by APWith two days left, England are chasing an improbable 391 to win at the WACA ground and retain the Ashes.Mitchell Johnson, who wrecked the England first innings with 6-38, took 2-28. Ryan Harris removed Paul Collingwood for 11 off the last ball of the day – well caught by Steve Smith at third slip – to finish the day with 2-22.In the first innings Australia scored 268 and England 187.Australia resumed the day on 119-3 in its second innings. Hussey’s second century of the series and a 113-run stand with Shane Watson (95) dominated play before Australia lost the last five wickets for 33 runs.England fast bowler Chris Tremlett took 5-87 for his maiden five-wicket haul in a Test innings to celebrate his Test recall after three years.The 35-year-old Hussey has scored 517 runs at an average of more than 100 in five Test innings, including three half centuries.Hussey pulled Tremlett to the square leg boundary for his 13th boundary and raced towards the players’ dressing room punching the air in celebration.Under pressure to keep his place in the side before the series opener in Brisbane, Hussey started with 195, and scored 93 and 52 in the second Test loss in Adelaide, and 61 here in the first innings.Earlier, opener Watson was trapped lbw by Tremlett, falling five runs short of his first Ashes hundred. Watson hit 11 fours in his four-hour innings.advertisementSmith, Australia’s new No. 6 batsman, contributed 36 runs in a 75-run stand with Hussey as England toiled in the afternoon before Tremlett gave the tourists something to cheer.Recalled to replace the injured Stuart Broad, Tremlett followed up his first innings 3-63 with his career-best haul in his fourth Test.Any hopes England had of forcing an unlikely win was again undermined by superb Australian swing bowling.Cook was trapped lbw by Harris for 13. Three overs later, England captain Strauss followed an out swinger from Johnson and gave Australia captain Ricky Ponting a simple catch at second slip.Kevin Pieterson struggled for 40 minutes, and then sent Ben Hilfenhaus’ delivery to first slip Watson as England struggled to 55 for three.England lost Jonathan Trott (31) and Collingwood in the space of seven balls.Two years ago, South Africa successfully chased 414 and won by six wickets here, but history is very much against England.England won the second Test in Adelaide by an innings and 71 runs. England lead the five-match Test series 1-0.last_img read more

Fun and games help Beermen surround newcomer Romeo with family atmosphere

first_imgMOST READ “Even if it’s not basketball, if you’re together after you do anything, it brings you closer,” said Pessumal, who helped set up the game and refine it to an actual contest that dangles a tiny replica of a WWE championship belt.The four players line up with in a spot designated by the reigning winner. Players start out with 10 points and alternately take shots, with a point deducted for every miss. The last man with still a point wins a round and the shooter who compiles the most victories emerges as the day’s champion.“A shooter’s paradise, huh?” Marcio Lassiter, San Miguel’ deadliest marksman said.“Actually, I haven’t been this happy since my rookie year,” Romeo told the Inquirer in Filipino. “The last time I felt like this was during my freshman year at GlobalPort (now NorthPort). We weren’t winning that much but I was really enjoying the game.”Romeo, who had an unproductive stint with TNT, is a star so complex that no other team reportedly wanted to have him. His time at the KaTropa camp was highlighted with a bitter exit, allegedly the handiwork of seven players.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer took a lot of heat after injecting Terrence Romeo to a stacked roster. Critics said the star guard, who has had brushes with fans, teammates and even his own coach, was only going to disrupt the Beermen’s championship defense.The results so far? Chemistry has never been better.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants But all that is in the past. After all, Romeo is still looking to reinvent himself.“I’m working on my defense. My scoring won’t taper off. That’s what endeared me to the game in the first place,” he said. “There are ordinary basketball players. I don’t want to be ordinary.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon eventcenter_img Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other PLDT scores Grand Prix stunner over F2 Logistics LATEST STORIES That’s all thanks to a mini-game engineered by one of San Miguel’s veterans, Alex Cabagnot, one that has squeezed the best out of Romeo, Von Pessumal and Paul Zamar and has injected fun in to their postgame rounds. Just check their Instagram accounts.“We’re just trying to expedite the process of making him comfortable as possible for him to be able to show his wares,” said Cabagnot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“You know, this is just the cloth of this team,” he added. “The PBA is a business … We try to make it a family environment. We’re even the first team to do Zumba. We do a lot of stuff together as a team.”Zamar, who like Romeo joined San Miguel at the start of the season, said their little extra-curricular contest helps: “If you’re enjoying, come game time, it shows.” SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 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 Google Philippines names new country director View commentslast_img read more