first_imgAlaska vs Columbian. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–Alaska’s severely undermanned Aces on Wednesday night still proved too much to handle for Columbian, scoring a 94-72 ripping of the Dyip at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay for their first win in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations.With four traditional starters on sick bay, the Aces played with remarkable consistency all night long to make what started out as a close game into a blowout and deal the Dyip a third straight loss in a 2-4 card.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 View comments LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Alaska played without Kevin Racal, JV Casio, Simon Enciso and Vic Manuel, but despite that, was able tobounce back from a woeful first outing just three nights ago against Rain or Shine.Carl Bryan Cruz fired 20 points built around four triples to lead the Aces, the losing Governors’ Cup finalists to the Magnolia Hotshots last December.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRELATED VIDEO Amoguis sisters from Davao dominate in 2019 Batang Pinoy swimming Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgA Diamond, East Bank Demerara man was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for incidentally assaulting a seven-year-old girl.Anansuaruddin Khan was charged for the offence in July, and his trial came to an end on Wednesday.Magistrate Judy Latchman handed down the sentence at the GeorgetownAnansuaruddin KhanMagistrates’ Courts. The 36-year-old man was told that the Court believed the evidence presented by the prosecution and as such, he was found guilty as charged.The charge had stated that between June 1 and June 30, 2017, in Georgetown, Khan indecently assaulted the seven-year-old girl. The accused was granted $150,000 bail on his first appearance. According to reports, Khan was entrusted by the girl’s mother to collect the child from school each day, dropping her home. However, he reportedly committed the act during one of their trips home. This was reported to the mother by the child. As such, the woman made a report to the Police, and Khan was arrested and charged.last_img read more

first_imgGIPEX 2018– summit hailed a successWith the close of the Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit (GIPEX) 2018 on Friday, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) is vowing to continue pushing for effective local content policies that would benefit all Guyanese.This commitment was made by PSC President, Eddie Boyer, who noted at a press conference that notwithstanding the success of GIPEX, there remained scope for more to be done.The business leader acknowledged the potential need for the private sector to lobby Government to establish a forum where his organisation can better interface with the investors and the regulators.Meanwhile, Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) President Shyam Nokta promised he would facilitate a forum at which the association couldFrom left; GMSA President Shyam Nokta, PSC Chiarman Eddie Boyer, and PSC Executive Ramesh Dookhooupdate its members on the industry.SuccessFollowing on the heels of the PSC, a press conference was held with Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest) Chief Executive Officer Owen Verwey expressing optimism that the summit was able to meet its objectives of networking and introducing Guyanese to the industry.He pointed to the turnout, and especially lauded the youths from school, who came to get a glimpse of the oil and gas sector; and he even lauded the offshoot effects on tourism, as nearby hotels were booked out.He was asked directly, however, about the tangible benefits the summit was able to attract — such as the number of joint ventures that were facilitated between foreign and local companies.“I think there was at least one partnership brokered between a Canadian entity and a public relations entity in the area of public relations, marketing, strategicA section of the gathering on the final day of the summitplanning,” the CEO recollected, while noting his reluctance to call names.“There was another in the education sector. That is Nations University and Learnco out of Canada. I know there is another one going on between two entities in the design and feasibility area.“There’s another one going on in the laboratory and medical research-related industries. And I think there’s one, I can’t remember exactly. But I prefer to leave the entities to make their information public.“But generally, there are five that got to an advanced stage in their partnership (negotiations). Those are the known ones,” Verwey said.Verwey also defended the costs attached to securing a delegate spot. A cost of almost US$2,000 was required for a booth at the exhibition. According to Verwey, as the event was intended to be a self-financing venture, there had to be a way to cover the costs.He noted that the United Kingdom-based private company that partnered with them, Valiant Business Media Group, expended thousands of US dollars. Verwey also posited that sometimes it is better to just observe if one cannot afford to take a more active role in such an event.“Sometimes it’s best for you to not come to the table when you’re not ready. But having an awareness of what goes on at the table by being there, for example, was a good (idea),” Verwey stated.“I know that people who did not buy a delegate pass made the effort to network with businesses that were there, so they could meet them offsite to get some of that opportunity. When it comes to the cost, we have to have everyone at the table. But you have to recognise that we have to have everyone that is ready at the table.”On the final day, there were two workshops that covered topics focusing on “Doing Business in the Oil and Gas Sector in Guyana” and “Doing Business in Oil Field Services, Supply Chain and Facilities Management”.The participating entities in the summit included oil giant ExxonMobil, Repsol Exploracion SA, HESS, CNOOC Nexen, CGX Energy Inc, Schlumberger, JHI, GBTI, GTT, Baker Hughes, Siemens, ECO Atlantic, Tiger Tanks, Oceaneering, DAI, EDO, Clariant, TechnipFMC, Scotiabank, Macorp, Bristow, VSH, ERM, and Laparkan.last_img read more

first_imgIn an accompanying editorial, Dr. Patrick Catalano of Case Western Reserve University, noted that the current guidelines were written when the concern was low birth weights. Now it’s shifted to rising obesity, he said. Artal said pregnancy is one of the main causes of obesity in women. Using information from birth certificates, the study analyzed the pregnancies of more than 120,000 obese women from Missouri to see how weight gain affected their blood pressure, C-sections and the baby’s birth weight. Obesity increases a woman’s risk of miscarriage and other serious complications such as gestational diabetes. The study found that 23 percent of the obese women gained less than 15 pounds, 31 percent gained 15 to 25 pounds and nearly half gained more than 25 pounds. Those who gained less had better outcomes. The researchers considered three levels of obesity based on body mass index, or BMI, and came up with optimal ranges of weight gain. For a BMI of 30-34.9, the best outcomes came with a weight gain of 10 to 25 pounds; gaining less than 9 pounds was best for a BMI of 35-39.9 and losing up to 9 pounds was best for those with a BMI over 40. The study’s strengths are its size – drawing from an entire state – and that it is the first to look at different levels of obesity, “not a lumping of all obese women together,” said Dr. Emily Oken, a Harvard Medical School professor and researcher on obesity, nutrition and weight gain in pregnancy. The Missouri study found that the least-heavy obese women who lost weight were at somewhat higher risk to have a low birth-weight baby. However, they still benefited by having fewer other complications. Obese women who gain too much are also at risk for low birth-weight babies, Oken said, adding “It is a balance.”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 MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityObese mothers who put on less than the recommended 15 pounds were less likely to develop pregnancy-related high blood pressure or deliver by Caesarean section and more likely to have a normal- weight baby, the study showed. The findings, in the October issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, fuel growing concern that national weight-gain guidelines for pregnant women are outdated and don’t take into account the nation’s obesity epidemic. The Institute of Medicine, which issued the weight guidelines in 1990, is about to consider changing them. Dr. Raul Artal, one of the study’s authors, said the fear has been that not gaining weight would hurt the fetus. “Not only were there no deleterious effects, but there are benefits,” said Artal of Saint Louis University School of Medicine, who supports changing the weight guidelines. STUDY: Doctors find obese mothers-to-be can add few or no pounds without harming baby. By Cheryl Wittenauer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. LOUIS – Obese women can gain little or no weight during pregnancy – and even lose a few pounds – without harming their babies, new research suggests. last_img read more

first_imgFINN Harps played their last game of the season tonight – and won in style as they overcame Wexford Youths by 4-1 in Ballybofey.Harps gave their 400 fans a great end to a hard campaign with four goals in the space of twenty-six minutes in the opening period.Kevin McHugh, Kevin Devaney, Barry O’Mahoney and Gareth Harkin all hit the back of the net in the first half, while Ben Ryan tucked home a second-half consolation for Wexford Youths, who travelled to the match with just 12 players. With both side’s struggling at the wrong end of the table, the game promised to serve up a goal-fest, though Ryan’s goal meant Harps weren’t able to match their best result of the season, a 4-0 away win over Salthill Devon back in June.Suspensions kept number one Ciaran Gallagher and attacker Stephen O’Donnell out of action for Harps, meaning Chris Patton came in for his first start between the sticks, while full-back JP Gallagher made his first start in a few months following his decision to leave the club due to work commitments.Harps started like men possessed (they could win this league if they played like this all the time) and had the deadlock broken inside seven minutes when Kevin McHugh latched onto a cute back-heel from Gareth Harkin before firing into the bottom right-hand corner from twenty-five yards.Barely a minute later and the home side’s lead was doubled as winger Kevin Devaney galloped past full-back James Darmody and despite Sean Allen narrowing the angle the wide-man found the far corner with an unstoppable thunderbolt. The visitors then enjoyed their best period of possession midway through the first half, with Darragh Walsh forcing auxiliary netminder Chris Patton into a superb diving save, while Ben Ryan was guilty of not finding the net from the resulting corner, the winger heading wide from a matter of yards.The game was wrapped up just before the hour mark as Barry O’Mahoney, one of eight players to sign on for next season with Harps, rifled in off the left-hand post following a lay-off from skipper McHugh.On thirty-three minutes, Harps bagged their fourth and it came after a brilliant piece of covering from centre-half Keith Cowan. Harps broke quickly and after some neat interchange of passing between McHugh and O’Mahoney, the ball fell the way of Gareth Harkin on the edge of the box. Harkin fired straight at Allen but a mixture of the slippery conditions and the pain inflicted from the three previous goals meant the ‘keepers concentration wasn’t a hundred percent, as the ball slipped unkindly into the net.No doubt looking to restore some pride, Wexford began the second half strong and were unlucky not to have narrowed the deficit after three minutes when Ryan volleyed agonisingly the wrong side of the post.Shortly after, though, Wexford did get a goal back when Danny Furlong picked out Ryan and the winger managed to fire under the body of the Harps stopper. Harps, unsurprisingly more cavalier after the restart, might’ve increased their tally, with Devaney nutmegging Darmody, dummying Martin Kehoe before lashing wide, while McHugh headed into Allen’s hands from close range.So, after fifteen home games, Harps’ record reads five wins, three draws and seven losses while Wexford ended with eleven defeats from fifteen on the road.Finn Harps: Chris Patton; Marty Redmon, Keith Cowan, Aaron O’Hagan, JP Gallagher; Kevin Devaney, Gary Curran, Barry O’Mahoney, Gareth Harkin; Kevin McHugh, Blaine Curtis. Subs: Aaron Brennan (Harkin, 59 mins), Packie Mailey (O’Hagan, 72 mins), Marc Brolly (Curtis, 80 mins).Wexford Youths: Sean Allen; Mark Phelan, Karl Keogh, Martin Kehoe, James Darmody; Ben Ryan, Shane Dempsey, Shane Dolan, Dean Broaders; Danny Furlong, Darragh Walsh. Sub: Tom Elmes. Referee: Rob Matthews.www.finnharps.ieFINN HARPS END SEASON ON A HIGH WITH 4-1 WIN was last modified: October 24th, 2011 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:Ballybofeyfinn harpswexford youthslast_img read more

first_img1.  Prud’homme et al, “Body plan innovation in treehoppers through the evolution of an extra wing-like appendage,” Nature Volume: 473 (05 May 2011), pp. 83�86, doi:10.1038/nature09977.By making evolution mean anything, they make it mean everything – and therefore nothing.  By creating an illusion of progress, evolutionists have created the perfect conspiracy: a way to snow the public under the banner of science, using the Stuff Happens Law (SHL).  Philosophers may realize that “stuff happens” amounts to a failure of scientific explanation, but by calling it something more sophisticated – evolution – evolutionists can tinker with it in countless ways.  Being inherently flexible, the Stuff Happens Law lends itself to endless corollaries that can be couched in Darwinian jargon.Strange stuff happens (evolutionary reversal)Stuff happens at any speed (evolutionary stasis or radiation)Stuff happens by surprise (evolutionary innovation)Stuff re-happens (circular evolution)Stuff survives happenstance (living fossils)Stuff makes other stuff happen (humans affecting biology by “unnatural selection”)As long as creative minds inhabit evolutionary biology labs, the future looks bright for endless twists on Darwin’s tale.  Whether this amounts to science is an entirely different question. (Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Evolution is a strange theory; it goes forwards, backwards, sideways and nowhere, fast or slow, up or down, inside out and outside in.  Here are some examples that contradict the slow, gradual picture of progress that was so popular in Victorian England.Re-using lost genes:  Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology are claiming that evolution dug into an old bag of tricks and pulled out something lost 200 years ago.  “Ever since Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution in 1859, scientists have wondered whether evolutionary adaptations can be reversed,” the press release from MIT News said.  Examples have been the re-evolution of wings in insects (see 05/28/2003).    Using a computational model, Jeff Gore at the university decided that evolution can reverse itself, but only if fewer than four mutations were involved.  He studied bacteria that achieved resistance to an antibiotic named cefotaxime.  It took five mutations to confer resistance; there were 120 ways to get all five, but only 18 could actually occur, he found.    The article did not get back to the question of how insects could re-evolve wings – a reversal that would seem to involve many more than four mutations.  It also repeated the discredited idea that the human appendix is no longer needed.Going nowhere:  New Scientist announced in a bold headline, “Horsetail fossil tells tale of plant evolution.”  But when the reader looks for said evolution, there is none to be found except a tale indeed.  Alan Channing [Cardiff U] found a fossilized horsetail that must have been preserved in a hot spring environment.  It looks modern: “Though a new species, the fossilised plant is quite similar to some horsetails living today with a single upright evergreen shaft,” the article confessed.  While admitted that horsetails have had a “contested evolutionary history” that Channing’s work now “clears up,” the article went on to say that “The findings suggest horsetails experienced only modest innovations in their long evolutionary history.”    Innovations?  The article presented no evidence of ancestors of horsetails.  Worse, Channing’s study pushes the origin of modern-looking horsetails back another 14 million years, to 150 million years before the present.  The fossil preserved “not only stems but also leaf sheaths, roots and reproductive structures.”  It’s as if this plant popped into existence 150 million years ago and never dreamt up any new innovations all the way to the present except, if anything, the older ones were bigger and better: “Today’s horsetail plants are living fossils, the only surviving members of the class Equisetopsida, the article ended.  “For more than a 100 million years, Equisetopsida plants dominated the understory of the late Mesozoic period forests, stretching up to 30 metres high.”Evolution in reverse:  PhysOrg tells us that cicada-like insects called treehoppers cast aside their front wings 200 million years ago, only to call them up into service as headgear.  “That’s probably shocking news if you are an entomologist, and challenges some very basic ideas about what makes an insect an insect, the researchers said.”    Strange things happen in evolution.  “But then, some 50 million years ago, something strange happened to the cicada-like treehoppers: they once again sprouted wing-like structures from the top of the first segment of the thorax.”  But they didn’t flap: “Some of these wildly divergent extrusions resemble thorns, others look like antlers, and still others like aggressive ants or animal droppings, creating one of Nature’s most exotic menageries.”  It wasn’t clear if the capitalized Nature referred to the outdoors or the journal Nature, where the study made the cover story.1     What does this mean for evolutionary theory?  “Evolution is usually described as linear, but these modified wings suggested the process had come full circle.”  Turning evolution into a personified inventor, French biologist Benjamin Prud’homme said, “This extra pair of wings was not needed for flight, but nor did it prevent it.  So it became raw material for evolution to play with.”  A co-author said that the study shows “how development abilities can be lost or silenced over millions of years, only to be redeployed to contribute to the evolution of a complex and beautiful appendage.”  The abstract of the Nature paper remarked, “This innovation in the insect body plan is an unprecedented situation in 250 Myr of insect evolution.”  The paper claimed this required no new genetic information: “We submit that morphological innovations can arise from the deployment of existing but silenced developmental potentials, therefore requiring not so much the evolution of new genetic material but instead the expression of these potentials.”Evolution in hiding:  Biologists who study fungi have found an embarrassing surprise: according to PhysOrg, “a hitherto unknown type of fungi which has fundamentally expanded the scientific understanding of this group of organisms.”  A British team has uncovered a whole new group of fungi which they named cryptomycota – hidden fungi.Dr Tom Richards, from the University of Exeter’s Biosciences department and the Natural History Museum London, said: “This study has been very surprising – not least because the original sample came from the nearby pond.  Fungi have been well studied for 150 years and it was thought we had a good understanding of the major evolutionary groups, but these findings have changed that radically.    “Current understanding of fungal diversity turns out to be only half the story – we’ve discovered this diverse and deep evolutionary branch in fungi that has remained hidden all this time.”Cryptomycota apparently lack a rigid cell wall.  What does this mean?  The article referred to the fungus as either an “intermediate state” or a “living fossil,” but admitted that it must be successful: “Despite lacking the tough cell wall, they seem still to be very successful in the environment because of their extensive diversity and cosmopolitan distribution.”  The discovery also points out that biologists may be oblivious to large segments of the living world: “Until recent years, researchers investigating microbial diversity have sampled by growing microbes in lab cultures, but now it seems that the vast majority of life forms are never captured using these methods – meaning most of the evolutionary complexity of life remains unsampled.”Evolution by loss:  A lizard in Cambodia has no legs or eyes.  The BBC News has a picture of what looks like an earthworm, but is a “legless lizard” that has also lost its eyes.  Uncommon Descent teased about “Evolution as loss of function.”Unnatural selection:  What would you call “unnatural selection”?  Would it be synonymous with intelligent design?  Not according to Michael Le Page at New Scientist, who has been writing a series about how humans are harming the environment with their pesticides, hunting, climate change, pollution, diseases, and shuffling of invasive species.  He left begging the question of whether humans were naturally selected to do this.last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts Tags:#Facebook#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img Last night, we reported that Facebook was planning to release a JIT compiler for PHP, a huge step toward making the PHP runtime – and PHP-based sites and apps – faster by taking the interpreted lagnuage (a.k.a., more human-readable code) a few steps closer to the bare-metal ones and zeros machines actually read.We’ve been updated this morning that the PHP runtime has in fact been rewritten, with an extra step: The PHP is translated to C++ (a more machine-readable language) which is then compiled with g++. This project, called HipHop, has been in development under great secrecy at Facebook for the past couple years and has just this morning been open sourced.Facebook engineer Haiping Zhao writes, “With HipHop we’ve reduced the CPU usage on our Web servers on average by about fifty percent, depending on the page. Less CPU means fewer servers, which means less overhead.”We’re sure this is good news for Facebook’s brand new data center, still under construction.“HipHop executes the source code in a semantically equivalent manner,” Zhao continues, “and sacrifices some rarely used features – such as eval() – in exchange for improved performance.”He also notes that while interpreted languages such as PHP, Ruby and Python – the languages that, by and large, rule the web of apps and social site we all use today – allow for huge strides in developer productivity, they are also less efficient and often simply slower in runtime. For a huge and ever-growing site such as Facebook, this might have eventually led to scalability issues.In other words, it cost Facebook less to create a faster PHP runtime than to buy all the servers that would be needed to support hundreds of millions of users without a faster runtime.“Scaling Facebook is particularly challenging because almost every page view is a logged-in user with a customized experience,” writes Zhao. “When you view your home page we need to look up all of your friends, query their most relevant updates (from a custom service we’ve built called Multifeed), filter the results based on your privacy settings, then fill out the stories with comments, photos, likes, and all the rich data that people love about Facebook. All of this in just under a second. “HipHop allows us to correct the logic that does the final page assembly in PHP and iterate it quickly while relying on custom back-end services in C++, Erlang, Java or Python to service the News Feed, search, Chat and other core parts of the site.”Zhao notes that PHP and C++ share relatively similar syntax, although C++ is by far less taxing on system resources. While it would have been impossible to write the codebase by hand, Zhao had been tinkering with programmatically converting PHP to C++ for a few years. He got the idea at a Facebook Hackathon, he said.UPDATE: Late last night, we pinged PHP creator Rasmus Lerdorf on Twitter, asking for his opinions on the rumored PHP compiler. This morning, he wrote, “I think HipHop is cool and will certainly help the poor people stuck in framework soup.” However, he also noted, “HipHop on simpler template-style PHP pages probably isn’t going to help you too much. It’s not going to make your SQL queries any faster.”We will update this post as news continues to break. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos jolie odelllast_img read more

first_imgThe State Bank of India (SBI) is going to shut six non-viable foreign branches in China, Sri Lanka, Oman, Saudi Arabia, France and Botswana by 2019, following orders from the Finance Ministry, DNA reported.The processes of closing have been started for the Tianjin branch in China and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The Tianjin branch will be closed by Sept. 30, 2018 while the Jeddah branch will be shut by June 30 this year. The branch at Muscat in Oman will be closed by March 31 2019. The dates for closure of the SBI branches in Paris and Botswana are Sept. 30, 2018, and March 31, 2019, respectively. The one at Jaffna in Sri Lanka will also be closed by Sept. 30, 2018, the report said.Over 10 other branches of the SBI are under review. The bank’s branch in Tel Aviv in Israel would continue to be in  operation since its presence is required due to strategic reasons such as bilateral trade linked to defense procurement.Eleven branches will, also be studied further for various reasons, according to the report. These branches are at Manama, Bahrain; Ilford, United Kingdom; Gulshan, Bangladesh; Seoul, South Korea; Yangon, Myanmar and California in the United States.The Department of Financial Services (DFS), a wing of the Finance Ministry, has asked for an immediate implementation of the reforms agenda, the publication said, adding that SBI had a meeting with officials of Bank of Baroda and Bank of India to identify geographies for consolidation of overseas operations.SBI has also decided to depart from non-core businesses in three years in a bid to improve its financial health. The largest Indian public sector bank is present in 37 countries and serves the largest number of Non-Resident Indians. In 2017.The bank recently started a global NRI center at Kochi, Kerala, to centralize its NRI operations, spread across various states and branches. Kerala is among the states that receive the highest amount of remittances in the country. The Kochi center will act as a single point of contact for SBI branches, customers, relationship managers, representative offices and foreign offices. Related ItemsSBIState Bank of Indialast_img read more