OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak ‘Tiger’ Ababa eagles way to crown Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cardiff City’s Neil Etheridge, the EPL’s first Filipino player PLAY LIST 01:29Cardiff City’s Neil Etheridge, the EPL’s first Filipino player00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES Etheridge will return to national team duty in March when the Azkals face Tajikistan at home but the 27-year-old goalkeeper said his focus is to help Cardiff earn promotion to the Premier League.“The season has been very good,” he said, noting that his club is just two points away from the second outright Premier League spot with 20 games to go in the season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kickoff is set at 11 p.m. Philippine time.Coached by Pep Guardiola, who steered Barcelona to Spanish League and UEFA Champions League titles and Bayern Munich to titles in Germany, City is the runaway leader in the EPL.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I think they are probably the best team in the world right now,” said Etheridge of City. “They play fantastic football and at times are unstoppable.”“It’s going to be a tough day in the office,” Etheridge told the Inquirer. “I just want to enjoy the moment. But I have to concentrate a bit more when the best players in the world will be shooting at me on goal.” CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFilipino international Neil Etheridge faces the toughest test of his career yet on Sunday night when Cardiff City hosts English Premier League leaders Manchester City at Cardiff City Stadium.In fine form for the Championship side this season, Etheridge is relishing the challenge of playing in the match, which is in the fourth round of the FA Cup, the biggest and oldest competition in English football.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Adam Dolo, believed to be in his late 20s, was seen with blood running down his face and surrounded by a group of men at the CellCom office hosting the community Radio Kergheamahn on the evening of July 10.This was in Ganta, Nimba County where Dolo was reportedly mobbed by a group of men in the LPMC Community and brought to the radio station to seek his relatives or parents.The action, according to the perpetrators, was carried out when they suspected Dolo of stealing a motorbike and other valuables.“This man has been stealing people’s things and had stolen my brother’s motorbike. Stealing is his habit and we will get it out of him tonight,” said one of the men who beat the accused.Adam was seen exhausted as a result of the beating from the LPMC Community to the GSM company office. Yet the men continued the mob action without sympathy or conscience that their action would lead to his death.Adam told the Daily Observer in a quivering voice that “I was in the video club when this other man came to call me, but I refused to respond to his call. After some time I walked out and decided to take the back route, and it was when the group got behind me and started to beat me, calling me rogue, rogue.”Regarding the motorbike issue, Adam said, “I borrowed a bike from one of my friends from Karnwee to ride to Kpala where my relative died. While going I took two passengers on it and on my return, I could not return the bike but used it to take passengers to Gbarnga. It is in Gbarnga I was arrested for not having a license for the bike and it is over five months now that the owner and I have not met.”He could locate where the bike was, but denied any involvement in stealing bikes or other valuable properties as alleged by the group that mobbed him.There was no police presence in the area where he was held. The only help to Adam Dolo was a woman who works with CellCom. She prevented the mob from beating so he would not die in the compound.Despite Ms Lorena Zarkpah’s intervention, the group persistently beat on him. Security guards guiding the company then came to his rescue and took him into the fence with the assurance that they would turn him over to police authorities.Up to press time last night, it was not clear what the fate of the accused was since those who rescued him from the mob were not on duty to account for him.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Political directive…Top Cop only aware of SOCU’s operations after arrests…business community condemns moveActing Police Commissioner David Ramnarine was not immediately aware of the Tuesday afternoon arrest of several members of the previous Government, among others, by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). The arrests were made just after midday, but around 15:00h Ramnarine said that he was yet to be briefed onActing Police Commissioner David Ramnarinematter.When contacted by Guyana Times about 15:00h, following the arrests of former Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon and former President Bharrat Jagdeo, Ramnarine said he had just gotten out of a meeting and would have to be brought up to speed on the matter.Dr Luncheon and Jagdeo were among several persons detained in connection with SOCU’s investigation into the Pradoville 2 case.Public Security Minister Kemraj RamjattanThe Top Cop reminded that SOCU fell under the Guyana Police Force (GPF).The objective of SOCU, which was established under the previous Government, is to support the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in investigating organised crime.Ramjattan’s announcementSOCU’s actions against former Government officials come merely one week after Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan announced that charges would be laid against former Ministers of the previous Administration within a week. He had told sections of the media that SOCU having completed investigations into the operations of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), would now be seeking to have members of the previous Administration prosecuted.Notably, forensic audits, which were conducted by the State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU) and SOCU, have been used as an intimidation tool against members of the previous Government. SARU is headed by Dr Clive Thomas, who has made several public pronouncements about the need for members of the previous Administration to be criminally charged. Like Thomas, Eric Phillips, who also plays an integral role, has publicly called for such criminal proceedings.Tuesday’s move was vigorously condemned by members of the business community and civil society. This newspaper was told by an influential Private Sector player that the move by Government, through SOCU, did not augur well for Guyana’s business climate.Meanwhile, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has maintained that it is ready to strenuously defend any such actions brought against members of its Government.Only recently, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall had contended that when applying the same logic, the current Cabinet acted unlawfully when its members approved a 50 per cent increase in their salaries.He was adamant that the price for which the land was sold was similar to, or comparable with, the price at which the Government sold lands under its housing programme to individuals as well as developers at that point in time.Nandlall had also argued that, applying the same logic, criminal charges should be instituted against Forbes Burnham’s family, who received five acres of prime land east of Sheriff Street, in the vicinity of the Botanical Gardens, given to them by transport by former President Jagdeo.Nonetheless, Jagdeo has already signalled his intention to file private criminal charges against Government officials on certain matters, including the 50 per cent salary increase situation.Meanwhile, Nandlall had objected to assertions that the then Government had in fact paid to have removed a National Communications Network (NCN) transmission tower in order to use the land to develop it into a high-end residential area.He pointed out that the tower was removed long before any work had begun at Pradoville 2.He highlighted that the tower was removed to facilitate the expansion of the Eugene F Correia International Airport at Ogle, East Coast Demerara.
Actress and author Amy Huberman was in good company this weekend as she snapped a picture of her having ‘sartorial chats’ with her Lottie doll.Lottie dolls are created by Arklu, a toy company founded by local man Ian Harkin with a Donegal base in Letterkenny.Their vision is to empower children, embracing their individuality and encouraging meaningful adventures. Advertisement Unlike many other dolls on the market, Lottie and Finn are inspired by nine year old children, making them relatable, age-appropriate, and fantastic role models.Amy Huberman isn’t the only famous fan of Lottie dolls, as Prince George and Princess Charlotte also own Lottie and Finn dolls.Lottie has the real scientific proportions of a nine year old (with the exception of her head to allow for more hair-styling), and she does not wear any jewellery, makeup, or high heels. Unlike other dolls, Lottie can also stand on her own two feet – a useful skill for all of the adventures Lottie goes on!Her clothing is also inspired by real nine year olds as opposed to adults, allowing for glamour and adventure.Encouraging girls to get involved in STEM, Stargazer Lottie has been celebrated for being the ‘first doll in space’, and was inspired by six-year-old Abigail from Canada.Lottie’s medal and ribbon at the front of each doll box is inspired from the British suffragette colours of green, white and purple, as well as the American colours of purple, white and gold.These three colours were used on flags, banners, buttons, and badges during the suffragette movement when women campaigned for the right to vote.Which Irish celebrity is a huge fan of Lottie dolls? was last modified: March 25th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:amy hubermanLottie dolls
A brother of singer Dana Rosemary Scallon is to appear in court in two weeks time on three child abuse charges.The Metropolitan police in London says John Brown, who has a house in Urris, Inishowen, and an address in Bracknell, London, was charged yesterday with three cases of indecent assault.It follows complaints from two women. Mr Brown is well-known in County Donegal and was a regular spokesperson for Dana on local radio.He was also behind several building developments in Buncrana and Newtowcunningham.He will appear at a magistrates court hearing in London on June 7.The Metropolitan police say the charges arise out of an investigation into allegations dating back to the 1970s.DANA’S BROTHER DUE TO APPEAR IN COURT ON CHILD ABUSE CHARGES was last modified: May 23rd, 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:DANA’S BROTHER DUE TO APPEAR IN COURT ON CHILD ABUSE CHARGES
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Ayala jumped to a 7-0 lead on the first play of the game when Terrence Smith recovered Jon Mejia’s fumble on the kickoff and raced down the left sideline for a 16-yard touchdown. West Covina’s offense then took over for the rest of the first half. The Bulldogs scored 24 points on four of their first five possessions. West Covina tied the game 7-7 when quarterback George Munoz hit Mike Martinez for a 4-yard touchdown. West Covina then grabbed a 14-7 lead late in the first quarter when Marin Hernandez scored a touchdown on a 4-yard run. The Bulldogs extended their lead to 24-7 late in the second quarter thanks to a shanked punt that put the ball on the Ayala 38-yard line. Three plays later, Alvarado scored on a 4-yard run. West Covina’s defense shut down Ayala in the first half, holding the Bulldogs to 42 yards of offense. Ayala stormed back in the third quarter when it got the ball to start the second half. The Bulldogs used nothing but runs to march the ball 64 yards on 12 plays. The drive ended when Herman Kucukkoseoglu scored a touchdown on a 1-yard plunge. Ayala cut West Covina’s lead to 24-21 with 8:47 left in the fourth quarter thanks to Jason Scott’s interception. Ayala took over at the West Covina 25-yard line and got a touchdown when Aaron Ridgway scored on a 2-yard run. After that touchdown, Maggiore told his team to put together a quality drive. It listened. Alvarado scored with 3:52 left to give West Covina a 31-21 lead. The Bulldogs ran the ball all nine plays on the drive. “We just needed our line and our backs to step up and control the clock and drive the ball,’ Maggiore said. “They got it done.’ 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! West Covina (5-0) won its 12th consecutive game thanks to that nine-play, 68-yard scoring drive that was capped by Edmund Alvarado’s 17-yard touchdown run. “That’s what good teams do,’ Maggiore said. “I’m proud of them for that.’ WEST COVINA — West Covina High School football coach Mike Maggiore told his team midway through the fourth quarter it needed a solid drive to win the game. The Bulldogs answered with a touchdown to defeat Ayala 31-21 in nonleague action Friday night.
[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/27/bang_2ee4e992-34c2-4470-aa47-65e34ab3a3ff”]SAN JOSE — The Sharks faced questions about how much energy and emotion they would have left over after their grueling seven-game series against the Vegas Golden Knights came to an end.No one had to worry about Kevin Labanc’s confidence level, though.Three days after he had four points in an epic third-period comeback against the Golden Knights, Labanc scored another pretty goal Friday night, part of a second …
51; Zip codes – those five- or nine-digit numbers on mail – have an analogue in every one of your cells. Like a city,1 a cell has information to ship from place to place.2 To make sure that the manufacturing instructions for protein parts arrive at the appropriate assembly site, the shipper puts a molecular tag on a transport vehicle (the postman) that works just like a zip code. At least that is the way an article in PLoS Biology described the process. Richard Robinson is a freelance science writer who wrote in the peer-reviewed, open-access science journal PLoS Biology about “A Two-Step Process Gets mRNA Loaded and Ready to Go.”3 (mRNA refers to the messenger RNA, the edited transcript of DNA, that contains the coded instructions for a protein.) He used the word “zipcode” five times in his description of recent findings about the process:Proteins are the workhorses of the cell, but to get the most work out of them, they need to be in the right place. In neurons, for example, proteins needed at axons differ from those needed at dendrites, while in budding yeast cells, the daughter cell needs proteins the mother cell does not. In each case, one strategy for making sure a protein gets where it belongs is to shuttle its messenger RNA to the right spot before translating it. The destination for such an mRNA is encoded in a set of so-called “zipcode” elements, which loop out of the RNA string to link up with RNA-binding proteins. In yeast, these proteins join up with a myosin motor that taxis the complex to the encoded location.The players in this process are the messenger RNA (mRNA) with the coded instructions (like blueprints) for a molecular machine, the zipcode elements attached to the mRNA that tell it where it needs to go, and the myosin “taxi” that takes the mRNA to the right factory (ribosome) where the protein parts will be assembled. But other parts must be involved; who sorts the mail? Who checks that the zip code is present? The rest of Robinson’s synopsis discussed how recent findings show more complexity than previously known (see 06/26/2002, 09/06/2002, 01/01/2005, 01/13/2007). It was known that proteins called She2p and She3p were involved, but not how they interacted with the zipcode elements on the mRNA. There is a new level of quality control, he said, that has come to light:Based on their results, the authors propose a two-step model of transport complex formation. Within the nucleus, She2p binds to the mRNA as it is transcribed, and then shuttles it to the cytoplasm. She2p binds loosely and promiscuously, though, catching up mRNAs both with and without zipcodes. Once in the cytoplasm, She3p joins on, tightening the grip on mRNAs that contain zipcodes while booting out those without them. With the myosin motor attached to She3p, the complex motors off to its destination elsewhere in the cell. The results in this study indicate that quality control in mRNA transport relies on a reciprocal action: the complex proteins together ensure that only those mRNAs with a destination tag are incorporated into the transport complex, and the mRNA, by binding to each of the proteins in the complex, ensures that all are on board before the journey starts.In other words, one protein (She2p) binds to the parcel inside the nucleus and takes it outside, where the other protein (She3p) recognizes its counterpart, checks the zipcode, and joins the transport complex to the myosin taxi. Studies have shown that without this quality-control mechanism, like when She2p mutated to prevent it joining with the mRNA, “the ability of the RNA�protein complex to reach its destination was impaired.” Robinson’s comments referred to a paper by Muller et al in PLoS Biology.4 The authors stated, “We propose that coupling of specific mRNA recognition and assembly of stable transport complexes constitutes a critical quality control step to ensure that only target mRNAs are transported.” They also used the phrase “zip code” 68 times, but never mentioned evolution once, except obliquely in one figure, to show phylogenetic comparisons of She3p between different species of yeast.1. Michael Denton compared the cell to a city in a memorable chapter of his 1985 book, Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, p. 328. His description began, “To grasp the reality of life as it has been revealed by molecular biology, we must magnify a cell a thousand million times until it is twenty kilometres in diameter and resembles a giant airship large enough to cover a great city like London or New York. What we would then see would be an object of unparalleled complexity and adaptive design…. a world of supreme technology and bewildering complexity.”2. Ibid., “A huge range of products and raw materials and raw materials would shuttle along all the manifold conduits in a highly ordered fashion to and from all the various assembly plants in the outer regions of the cell.”3. Richard Robinson, “A Two-Step Process Gets mRNA Loaded and Ready to Go,” Public Library of Science: Biology, 9(4): e1001047. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001047.4. M�ller M, Gerhard Heym R, Mayer A, Kramer K, Schmid M, et al. (2011), “A Cytoplasmic Complex Mediates Specific mRNA Recognition and Localization in Yeast,” doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000611.The guys who make up stories about life originating from primordial soup don’t think of any of these things. They get all excited if they find a strand of RNA that can make one simple chemical reaction occur, as if that’s all that is needed. But give them the best case scenario: a primitive cell filled with the essential molecules of life, but no process for getting the molecules where they are needed. That includes no quality control, no inspections, no checks and balances, no feedback, no networks. What will happen? Entropy. We remind our readers that evolutionary theory provided nothing to this scientific discovery. We also remind them that these complex processes were described not for the most complicated eukaryotes, like giraffes, but ones much more humble: yeast.(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Science Daily printed a neat story about microtubules, complete with a 3D visualization of how the protein components are arranged. They are not just ropes or chains, but complex cylinders of precise parts. Scientists are starting to get an idea of why they continually grow and shrink within the cell. The process allows them to “explore their cellular environment to find their goals,” and is coordinated by numerous genes and protein parts. Microtubules form the cell’s superhighway (see 04/13/2005 and 12/04/2003 entries), and are also critical in cell division for winching chromosomes into the daughter cells (see 04/30/2005 entry).We like to keep pointing out research projects with no need for mentioning evolution, that fit within a design approach. The cell provides plenty of examples. Here are two more: waterwheels (12/22/2003), quality control (12/20/2003), and many, many others in the chain links on Cell Biology and Amazing Stories. Every person, from philosopher to man on the street, should ponder such things.(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
What happened to the Sahara desert? What’s going on in Java, man? Geologists are surprised sometimes by recent major changes.Sahara Grassland?Science Daily asks an intriguing question about something most people probably don’t know: “6,000 years ago the Sahara Desert was tropical, so what happened?”As little as 6,000 years ago, the vast Sahara Desert was covered in grassland that received plenty of rainfall, but shifts in the world’s weather patterns abruptly transformed the vegetated region into some of the driest land on Earth.For scientists trained to think in millions of years, that’s a huge change in the ‘geological blink of an eye,’ as they are wont to say. Scientists from Yale and from Texas A&M think it’s due to changes in prevailing winds that affected rainfall, but why so permanent? This is climate change you can’t blame on fossil fuels. “We know that 6,000 years ago, what is now the Sahara Desert was a rainy place,” says Robert Korty from Texas A&M.Java CrystalsScience Magazine discusses one Fidel Costa—not Castro—who reads crystals. He is studying a volcanic eruption that occurred 4,000 years ago in Indonesia. Costa tries to read clues from crystals as small as lentils about why the Gede volcano erupted so quickly, to figure out when it might erupt again.Already, the few researchers adept at using the technique have found that magma can tear through the crust at searing velocities, and that volcanoes can gurgle to life in a geologic instant. Instead of taking centuries or millennia, these processes can unfold in a matter of decades or years, sometimes even months, says Kari Cooper, a volcano geochemist at the University of California, Davis.How quickly can things change underground to affect the surface? In just months or days, magma lurking in chambers can “mobilize rapidly,” the teams reported in the article say. Just because scientists can’t detect magma chambers easily doesn’t mean volcanoes like Mt. Hood don’t endanger nearby population centers. Within a century or less, magma from long-dormant volcanoes can start moving. In fact, “vats of liquid magma may only exist immediately prior to an eruption.”They have found that slugs of magma can rise 10 kilometers in roughly 10 minutes. “It’s like a freight train,” she says.The new “mush model” represents a change in thinking less than a decade old. It “suggests that magma may liquefy and erupt even more quickly than many researchers thought.” Reporter Julia Rosen quotes scientists calling the new model a “game changer” and a “surprise” that indicates to laypeople that even the experts can undergo rapid changes in thinking.See also Calvin Miller’s paper in PNAS, “Eruptible Magma,” about geophysicists’ frustration trying to locate magma chambers under volcanoes. There are “Key questions to be addressed if we are to understand magma systems and the eruptions that they produce,” he says. Some geologists are suspecting that “durations within the eruptibility window are interpreted to be short to extremely short” on the range of one to 10,000 years.Madagascar TestSo when volcanologists find anomalies, we begin to understand that maybe there’s a lot they don’t understand. For instance, a press release from Washington University in St. Louis wonders “What’s up with Madagascar?” Specifically, “Why are there volcanoes on an island that isn’t near any tectonic boundaries?” That’s a clue of an impending eruption in a dormant paradigm. The article speaks of millions of years, but how certain can anyone be with this kind of talk?Madagascar, the big island off the east coast of Africa with the lemurs and baobabs, is thought to be sitting in the middle of an old tectonic plate, and so, by the rules of plate tectonics, should be tectonically quiet: few earthquakes and no volcanoes.But it’s not. The island has been away from tectonic action for the past 80 million years, said Martin Pratt, research scientist in earth and planetary sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, yet it experiences about 500 earthquakes per year.The island also has volcanoes that have been active within the recent geologic past. “Having active volcanoes in Madagascar is like having erupting volcanoes in St. Louis,” said Michael Wysession, professor of earth and planetary sciences. “You have to ask yourself, ‘What are they doing there?’”The hero of the story is quick on his storytelling: “150 million years ago,” blah blah blah, then “90 million years ago,” stuff happened. An invisible slab fell off the mantle. He’s got it all figured out – till the next paradigm shift.Update 12/07/16: Greenland lost up to 90% of its vast ice fields several times for extended periods, according to an article on Live Science. Although the article mentions millions of years, it also speaks of “massive and rapid ice loss.” Once again, this kind of change was unexpected; “its surface ice was more variable than once thought.” The article does not mention warm periods from history in the time of the Vikings, who lived and farmed along Greenland’s coast. Long before the Industrial Revolution, these times of “green land” could not have been due to anthropogenic global warming.For more on Greenland’s ice sheet dynamics, see Phys.org, Science Daily, and another Science Daily piece. Two papers in Nature go into detail: #1 about extended ice-free periods in the Pleistocene, and #2 about “rapid and global changes” in the Greenland ice sheet.And Greenland is not alone. Another research summary in Nature says “As Earth emerged from the last ice age more than 10,000 years ago, West Antarctica … warmed two to three times faster than the rest of the planet.” See also Science Daily‘s report, “Information theory offers new way to read ice cores.” Readers may not be aware that ice core data is “packed with noise and error, making the climate story hard to read.”Update 12/16/16: The BBC News makes an astonishing claim about one of the driest places on earth: Chile’s Atacama Desert. It once had lakes and wetlands. Was that millions of years ago? No; just thousands. In fact, “the region may have been habitable for early settlers.” Live Science says there is new archaeological evidence for settlements there that no one had bothered to look for before. There are also fossils of marine life deep in the sediments. See photos on Phys.org of how the desert looks today. It gets 15mm of precipitation per year now; some parts get none.You can measure crystals in the lab today, and hike around Madagascar in the present. That doesn’t give you a crystal ball into mythical worlds in deep time. There’s something really significant about that phrase, “than many researchers previously thought.” Remember, what they previously thought was gospel truth, taught in the textbooks. So when is the next “whoops” moment? (Visited 81 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0