Ryan says meetings with Cork are ‘special’

first_imgThe Premier County face the Rebels in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday.Tipp won by 12 points when the counties met in the league in March.Michael is expecting Cork to be much tougher opponents this time round. Throw in on Sunday is at 4 o’clock and Tipp FM will have full live coverage of the clash from just after 3 o’clock in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh.last_img

Kelechi Iheanacho In Legal Row With Agent, Face Possible Prosecution In US

first_imgNigerian striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, is involved in a legal row with his former representatives after allegations against him suggest he misled a Pennsylvania court.In an exclusive report by The Sun, Iheanacho’s former representatives, American-based First Eleven Management, alleged that the 20-year-old pleadings denying he ever knew or met their registered Fifa-licensed agent, Henry Galeano, were false.Iheanacho filed pleadings claiming that he thought Galeano was a nickname of First Eleven’s co-owner Robert Zanicky.According to pictures obtained and released by SunSport, Iheanacho was seen with Galeano and Zanicky on several occasions, including when he signed a new Manchester City contract in October 2014.Henry Galeano have submitted to the court a signed and sworn affidavit claiming: “For the avoidance of doubt, Iheanacho and I have spent hundreds of hours together.”“Robert Zanicky never used my name as an alias.”Iheanacho could be charged with unsworn falsification under Pennsylvania law, if it can be proven that he knowingly mislead the court, and faces up to two years in prison if found guilty.107 – Kelechi Iheanacho has the best mins per goal ratio (107 mins) of any player to have scored 10+ goals in the Premier League. Impact. pic.twitter.com/8B3lDXi9tc— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 22, 2017Galeano claims he is Iheanacho’s official Fifa-licensed agent after he signed a representative agreement with the striker in July 2013.Iheanacho have been reportedly linked to Leicester City all summer, with the Foxes’ manager, Craig Shakespeare, repeatedly expressing his hopes of signing the Nigerian.The 20-year-old striker was left out of City’s Pre-season tour, joining midfielders Fernando and Fabian Delph, alongside Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony.RelatedClaude Puel: ‘Kelechi Iheanacho Not Leaving Leicester City’January 13, 2018In “England”Iheanacho Reveals Plan To Displace Vardy At Leicester CityAugust 23, 2020In “England”Ferdinando Del SoleJune 30, 2017Similar postlast_img read more

Official: Vahid Halilhodzic as a new Selector of Japan

first_img(Source: faktor, ST) Vahid Halilhodzic is a new selector of the national football team of Japan. The celebrated BH expert got the confidence of the Executive Committee of the Football Association of Japan.As the “Nikan sports“ magazine claims, the Football Association of Japan (JFA) and the 62-year-old Halilhodzic have agreed that he will take the National team, with an annual salary of 2,2 million dollars.The former coach of Japan, Havier Aguire was dismissed on the 4th February because of his involvement in the match-fixing scandal in Spanish Primera in 2011.Last year, Halilhodzic brought the team of Algeria to the knockout phase at the World Cup in Brazil, which is the greatest success if that North African country in the history of their performances at World Cups.last_img read more

North Thurston Public Schools wants your feedback!

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0Submitted by North Thurston Public SchoolsEvery year North Thurston Public Schools turns to our community at large, to ask for feedback on leadership, student programs, fiscal responsibility, safety, communication, and more.“It’s important for us to not only be accountable with how we invest public taxpayer dollars but to also get community feedback on what their values and priorities are when it comes to public education and their perception of how we are doing,” said Courtney Schrieve, Executive Director for Public Relations at NTPS.The district conducts annual surveys with staff, students and families each year, as well as the community. Results from all the surveys except staff (shared by principals at each school), are posted on school websites under the “About our School” sections. A highlight from this year was that more parents said their child felt “safe at school.” In addition, five percent more of students surveyed said their schools has activities to celebrate different cultures.Community results last year showed that the majority of those surveyed said that they believe the district meets or exceeds expectations for K-12 public education. Accelerated learning opportunities, well-maintained grounds and arts, athletics and activities access also received high ratings.“We are proud of our district – the largest in Thurston County – but realize we always have room for improvement,” Schrieve said. The district has nearly 15,000 students, 2000 staff (full and part-time) and an 85 percent graduation rate. Nearly 50 percent of students are students of color. Their free and reduced enrollment count, an indicator of poverty, is about 42 percent.Please take a moment to help us get better by taking this short online survey. Deadline is May 20. Thank you!last_img read more

Selkirk College Saints Keep Focus on Work Ethic

first_img“I chose Selkirk College because the strong programs and smaller class sizes,” says Iles, who will either take the Forest Technology Program or the Heavy Mechanical Foundation Program. “I also chose Selkirk College because I love living in the Kootenays and playing for a prestigious team like the Saints is an honour.”Iles is a two-way forward who is known for his ability to win faceoffs, but Heaven says it’s the overall style of play that made the Whistler native stand out.“He has an ability to get under the skin of his opponent while still contributing offensively,” says Heaven, who is heading into his third season as head coach. “His tenacious persistence will be a huge asset to our roster given his record of being a leader on every team over his junior career.”Harding is a six-foot defenceman who played Junior A last season with the Elliot Lake Wildcats in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL).“Connor is an extremely hard working individual with a desire and commitment to physical fitness,” says Heaven. “He competes extremely hard, has a great first pass and plays with edge. Connor should bring another level of excitement to our defensive core.”Harding will enter the Business Administration Program when classes begin this coming September on the Castlegar Campus.“I decided to return to British Columbia and attend Selkirk College for the quality education and championship history of the program,” says Harding, who is originally from West Kelowna.After winning a historic four straight BCIHL championships, the Saints’ drive-for-five was stopped short this past spring when they were defeated in the league semi-final by the Trinity Western University Spartans. The 2017-2018 BCIHL season begins in September. A culture of hard work is what has contributed to the massive success for the Selkirk College Saints over the last few seasons and the team has added a pair of recruits that will help continue the trend.Grant Iles and Connor Harding have committed to play for the Saints in the upcoming British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season, both arriving with a proven record of tenacity and grit during their junior hockey careers.“There are not very many nights over the course of the season where our team gets out-worked,” says Saints head coach Brent Heaven. “Both of these players have shown that they will fit in very well because of their commitment to compete hard every shift.”Iles arrives to Selkirk College after finishing his junior eligibility with the Creston Valley Thunder Cats of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL). The 20-year-old forward scored 14 goals and added 18 assists while playing under former Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.last_img read more

Chelsea v Palace line-ups: Oscar left out as Mourinho makes more changes

first_imgOscar starts on the bench along with Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole for Chelsea’s derby against Crystal Palace, with Fernando Torres returning to the starting line-up. David Luiz continues at centre-back as Gary Cahill is nursing a slight thigh problem.Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Azpilicueta, Essien, Ramires, Willian, Mata, Hazard, Torres.Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Lampard, Oscar, Schurrle, Ba, Eto’o.Crystal Palace::Speroni, Mariappa, Ward, Jedinak, Gabbidon, Delaney, Puncheon, Dikgacoi, Jerome, Chamakh, Bannan.Subs: Price, Parr, O’Keefe, Williams, Gayle, Kebe, Bolasie.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Chelsea v West Ham: Eto’o up front

first_imgSamuel Eto’o again starts up front for Chelsea and John Terry returns to face West Ham, whose new Italian loanees Antonio Nocerino and Marco Borriello are on the bench.Blues boss Jose Mourinho has made a change in midfield, with Nemanja Matic named among the substitutes despite his impressive display against Stoke. Ramires comes in to the starting line-up.Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Mikel; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Eto’o.Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Luiz, Matic, Lampard, Schurrle, Ba.West Ham: Adrian, Demel, Tomkins, Collins, O’Brien, Noble, Taylor, Nolan, Downing, Diame, Carroll.Subs: Jaaskelainen, McCartney, Jarvis, Nocerino, Morrison, Cole, Borriello.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

San Francisco Giants need history to repeat with pick No. 10

first_imgNEW YORK — No front office in Major League Baseball lands future stars in every draft, but that won’t stop Farhan Zaidi and the Giants from pursuing perfection.Developing a track record of success starts in year one, and no one has to remind Zaidi and Co. why this year’s draft is so important.The Giants’ farm system is considered one of the weakest in baseball, but that could begin to change after Monday’s amateur draft. For the first time since 2007, the Giants hold the No. 10 pick in the …last_img read more

Intracellular Railroad Has Park-and-Ride System

first_imgCells are like miniaturized cities, with elaborate transportation systems ferrying their cargo to and fro (see Feb. 25 headline).  Just like a city may have railroads, busses, cars and monorails, the cell has multiple kinds of transport motors: dyneins, kinesins, and myosins.  Scientists have learned that most of the roadways are like one-way monorails: actin filaments and microtubules, upon which the vehicles travel in one direction.  But what if a passenger needs to jump from one system to another? ‘ No problem; the cell has mastered the art of ridesharing with its own park-and-ride system.    In the Dec. 2 issue of Current Biology1, this is described by Marcus Maniak in a Dispatch entitled “A park-and-ride system for melanosomes.”  Melanosomes are organelles (somes) that carry melanin, the pigment chemical that allows some organisms, including fish and amphibians, to change their skin color to match their surroundings.  For this to work, the melanosomes need to hitch rides either to the exterior of the cell or the interior.  He pulls together several recent findings to describe how this all works:Together these findings suggested how melanosomes might move on actin filaments and showed that this type of motility is required for the even distribution of melanosomes within the cell.  From these main observations, it became clear that, during aggregation, a cytoplasmic dynein motor carries melanosomes on the radially arranged microtubules towards the cell center (Figure 1B), while during dispersion a kinesin transports the granules to the periphery (Figure 1C), where they engage via a myosin V molecule with short actin filaments to be distributed further (Figure 1D).  This switching of transport systems is a kind of miniature edition of modern urban traffic, where millions of workers leave the city centers in the evening on trains and board their cars at park-and-ride stations to complete their daily journey within the green peripheral belt.  (Emphasis added in all quotes.)As if that were not amazing enough, it appears that the drivers “talk” to each other with a communication system:Although the work of Rodionov et al. has moved the field a large step further, there are obviously several issues that remain to be investigated.  Exciting new findings addressing the coupling of motor molecules to the melanosome surface in other experimental animals open the possibility to speculate how the motors may talk to each other on a molecular level.  At least for Xenopus there is now clear evidence that both dynein and kinesin couple to melanosomes via the dynactin complex.  Moreover, both motors compete for the same protein component; this could allow one motor to gain access to the microtubule while the other is prevented from engaging successfully.He describes how this “tug-of-war” competition is actually a kind of way for the motors to negotiate the right-of-way.  Additional factors that attach to the vehicles or trackways may assist in making sure the rules of the road are obeyed.  “Thus,” he concludes, “further exciting results are on the way to complete the picture of how melanosomes switch from one transport system to the other.”1Marcus Maniak, “Dispatch: Organelle Transport: A Park-and-Ride System for Melanosomes,” Current Biology Vol 13, R917-R919, 2 December 2003.Maniak uses the word motor 22 times in his article, which is replete with other urban metaphors: transport system (see 09/26/2002 headline), etc.  Moreover, there is no mention of evolution, Darwin, or of any mechanism that might explain how this elaborate, coordinated, interconnected system could have originated.  Surprised?    Every muscle move you make, every breath you take, every beat of your heart, and every one of your senses are dependent on molecular machines.  The study of biological motors and molecular machines is the “biology of the future” that Bruce Alberts, President of the National Academy of Sciences and editor of Molecular Biology of the Cell has stated more than once (see 01/09/2002 headline).  It was also a biology the likes of which Charles Darwin and his followers could not have imagined.  Had Darwin seen into the future at what Year 2003 biologists would be detecting in life’s fundamental unit, the cell, and even in the simplest micro-organisms, he well could have developed cold shudders (see 01/29/2002 headline) severe enough to have frozen his evolutionary speculations to death.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SETI: Search for Educational Targets Inc.

first_imgSETI may be the laughingstock of Congress, refused funding since William Proxmire gave it his Golden Fleece Award in the 1980s, but privately it is moving apace.  The Science Channel gave it prominence in its weekly report Friday, visiting with pioneering signaler and listener Frank Drake.  It surveyed everything from the first humble attempts to listen and broadcast, to the upcoming hardware and software that will increase the search capability exponentially.    For SETI Thursday on Space.com, Pamela Harman, SETI Education and Outreach Manager for the SETI Institute, detailed the many ways her organization is teaching the young about SETI and all its ancillary subjects.  In particular, the SETI Institute and its like-minded organizations are teaching teachers how to provide the foundation for SETI thinking, with courses like Understanding and Teaching Evolution, Extreme Life Forms on Earth and Elsewhere, Becoming Human: Hominid Evolution from Voyages Through Time, and Origins: The Questions in Life Science.  “Our astrobiology expertise is of great interest,” she said, “as the perpetual student lament ‘Why does this matter?’ can be answered.”  Her answer recalls Carl Sagan’s famous phrase.  “The response in all disciplines from astronomy and physics, to chemistry and biology is ‘We are star stuff!’”Speak for yourself, babe.  This oft-repeated line suggests a modification of the old distinction between stuff and junk.  Junk is the stuff natural selection throws away, and stuff is the junk natural selection keeps.    Aside from the fact that it is hard to envision any teenager getting excited over being told he or she is star stuff – unless they think their talent has finally been recognized – the reductionist, naturalistic philosophy inherent in this epigram betrays profound ignorance of western philosophy going back millennia.  Only recently have materialists gained ascendency in intellectual circles, and atheistic materialism permeates SETI through and through.  Their forefathers are Democritus, Lucretius and Epicurus, with few takers till John Locke and David Hume built their systems on sense experience alone.  Others dabbling with atheistic materialism were shunned or outmaneuvered with trenchant rational arguments by philosophers as varied as Thomas Aquinas, Rene Descartes, Thomas Reid, and Immanuel Kant.  Even most Enlightenment deists did not deny a rational design principle in the universe.  The early Newtonians and proponents of the mechanical philosophy were nearly all Christians to various degrees.  They never would have suggested that “star stuff” gave rise to the rational human soul.    Without even considering the long history of theological arguments for natural theology, great philosophers have long debunked atheism with finesse.  Thomas Reid and Kant, for example, undermined the empiricist viewpoints of the materialists from first principles.  They argued forcefully that such views are reductionist and self-refuting.  To even speak about observation and empiricism presupposes a rational power that is not reducible to sense experience.  In addition, nothing inherent in the physical mechanisms of the body can account for the operation the mind or grant its rational arguments legitimacy.  The same arguments can be wielded just as effectively today against the modern materialists.  Unfortunately, they rarely get a hearing.  Atheists routinely run amok in the science journals with tall tales about game theory producing human morals, DNA developing into souls, and collections of neurons generating the mind.  The peer review process fails to call them on the carpet for illogic or carelessness, and so they get away with it; why?  Because Darwin’s bulldogs succeeded long ago in gaining control of the scientific institutions and codifying their world view into the very definition of science.    SETI is part and parcel of a conspiracy to create a culture of materialists.  If it were not so, they would engage their critics and opponents in serious debate.  Instead, just like the astrobiologists and evolutionary psychologists, they shun scrutiny and usurp authority by co-opting the banner of “science” and conflating their materialism with the otherwise worthy goals of scientific research.  To a person, they idolize Father Charlie, because he liberated them from the need for both scientific and philosophical rigor.  Without apologies to Dawkins, Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually-foolfilled atheist.    Now that the Intelligent Design Movement has mounted the first volleys against the Darwinist naturalistic empire, the materialists are resorting to subterfuge instead of honorably engaging their opponents on the intellectual battlefield.  Pamela Harman has revealed that a huge educational program for the recruitment of young minds into philosophical materialism is underway: the Search for Educational Targets to Indoctrinate.  All that is necessary for foolishness to triumph is for good philosophers to think nothing.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more