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Four technical fours were handed out, with two going to La Canada coach Tom Hofman, one to Malik and the other to Mission Bay’s Demsas Tsegai, who was ejected in the fourth quarter after punching his own teammate. “This game was as physical as they come,” Malik said. “We got a little bit out of control for a while, but I’m proud with the way we responded. We stayed under control in the second half even without our coach.” “As far as the scoring goes, I just play the game. If the team needs me to score 40 points to win, then that’s what I’m going to try and do.” While Malik’s third-quarter trey gave the Spartans their first lead since the opening minutes, third-seeded Mission Bay (24-7) took a 55-54 lead with 4:25 left on a layup by James Hancock. The 6-foot-6 wing scored a team-high 22 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, to keep the Buccaneers close. Malik responded with a layup to put La Canada ahead 56-55 with three minutes left, when Tsegai committed his technical foul. Malik made both of the ensuing free throws, and La Canada never trailed again. LA CANADA – Adam Malik let out a scream as he high-stepped up the court after hitting a 3-pointer Saturday night, one hand high in the air and the other beating the No.11 on the front of his jersey. The 6-foot-7 La Canada boys’ basketball standout had grimaced as his coach was ejected in the second quarter. He scowled when the Spartans fell behind by 11 points going into halftime. But his 3-pointer from the right wing with 56 seconds remaining in the third quarter gave the Spartans their first second-half lead, and La Canada held on for a 65-58 victory over Mission Bay of San Diego in an intensely fought CIF state Div. III regional semifinal at La Canada High. Malik finished with a career-high 43 points, including seven 3-pointers, and his trey in the waning moments of the third quarter put La Canada ahead 47-45. Malik scored 25points and hit four 3-pointers in the second half for second-seeded LaCanada (30-3), which advances to face either top-seed Artesia of Lakewood or No. 5-seed Twentynine Palms in the Div. III regional final Saturday at Pauley Pavilion. “Adam is the best athlete I’ve ever played with,” said La Canada point guard Darren Ho, who contributed 10 points, including a pivotal 3-pointer in the fourth. “What he did tonight was amazing, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him score 70. “Things got pretty scary there for a second, and Adam bailed us out.” Mission Bay threatened to run away with the game in the opening minutes, jumping out to a 12-3 lead with 5:15 remaining in the first quarter on a pair of technical free throws by Isaac Parham. The senior guard was awarded the shots when Hofman argued a foul called on LaCanada guard Ho, which resulted in a 3-point play by Hancock. La Canada responded to tie the score at 23-23 a minute into the second half on a 3-pointer from the left corner by Jackson Ridd, but that momentum was stymied when Hofman was ejected with 4:04 left after drawing his second technical foul. Hofman was charged with the technical for arguing a blocking foul on Ho and given 30 seconds to exit the court. A raucous scene ensued, as LaCanada fans hurled insults at the referees from the remainder of the game, particularly when the Spartans went into halftime trailing 40-29. email@example.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Morgan Amalfitano Morgan Amalfitano has become the ninth summer signing for West Ham, his former club Marseille have announced.The 29-year-old, who has received one France cap, was not expected to be moving to Upton Park on transfer deadline day but has now completed a deal to link up with Sam Allardyce’s side.He joins recent loan acquisition Alex Song as well as Carl Jenkinson, Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho, Cheikhou Kouyate, Diego Poyet, Aaron Cresswell and Mauro Zarate in signing for the Hammers over the course of the summer, with Marseille confirming his departure from Ligue 1.“The midfielder is committed on Monday September 1 with English club West Ham,” a statement on their website read.“Olympique de Marseille and West Ham found on Monday evening an agreement for the transfer of midfielder Morgan Amalfitano.”Amalfitano spent last season on loan at West Ham’s Premier League rivals West Brom, scoring four goals – including a memorable strike in the Baggies’ 2-1 win against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
A young Ramelton girl has made it through to the Grand Final of Ireland’s Talent Search after astounding judges with her unbelievable vocal skills.11 year old Lauren Friel Gormley, who is a pupil at St. Mary’s National School in Ramelton, attended the semi-final of Ireland’s Talent Search at Wynn’s Hotel in Dublin at the beginning of October. Lauren is now through to the grand final in the lavish Hilton Hotel on the 20th of November.Donegal will be well represented in the grand final of Ireland’s Talent Search with both Lauren and Burtonport magician Dylan Murray attending the final.Good luck Lauren – watch this space!11 year old singer through to grand final of Ireland’s Talent Search! was last modified: October 22nd, 2016 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:Dylan Murrayirelands talent searchLaurenRameltonsingerTalentvocalist
Whatley’s family members have their own Kwanzaa traditions. They may light a red candle instead of the black candle on the first day, and they exchange gifts, often homemade, on the last day. Kwanzaa tradition calls for a festive feast on Dec. 31. Turkey, yams, greens and black-eyed peas are family favorites on this day in the Whatley’s home. Her family’s most treasured Kwanzaa tradition, however, is storytelling and the reading of African-American folktales like those found in Virginia Hamilton’s “The People Could Fly.” “There is an actual formal ceremony for each day of Kwanzaa but it depends on who you’re with. Different people do it differently,” said the Rev. Zedar Broadous, pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in San Fernando and a member of the Los Angeles County Commission of Human Relations. “In my family, for example, we got together at my sister’s house on Jan. 1. We brought something from home that we weren’t using or didn’t want anymore and we exchanged those things. But the real deal of Kwanzaa is to deal with the principles of the day as a group.” The message of Kwanzaa, said Broadous, was initially about revitalizing African-American culture. While he appreciates Kwanzaa’s intent to pull African-Americans together, he also sees it as an opportunity for straightforward talk on prickly communitywide issues. “With all the conversations about Stanley Williams in the last few weeks, the bigger issue is our response to gangs and how do we address that,” Broadous said. “Kwanzaa is the time to look at these issues.” Whatley said the most important principle to her is “umoja ,” or unity, that will be discussed today. The fourth principle, “ujamaa,” or collective economics, is dear to Broadous’ heart. His dream is to see African-American-owned businesses that are major employers in the San Fernando Valley. “I shop in Pacoima because this is where I live. We should be conscious of patronizing African-American-owned businesses but we need to devise methods to bring people from all over the San Fernando Valley to this neighborhood,” said Broadous. “One of the projects for me for 2006 involves the third principle, ‘ujima’ – collective work. I’m thinking about how to build and maintain the African-American community in the San Fernando Valley. Specifically, I’m thinking about establishing a performing arts center and a museum.” IF YOU GO The Lula Washington Dance Theatre will hold a three-day Kwanzaa celebration beginning with a dinner and concert, 6 p.m. Thursday at 3773 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles. Tickets $100-$500. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is scheduled to speak on the principle of “ujamaa.” Dance performances, 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for dance concerts, $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Call (323) 292-5852. Kwanzaa Heritage Festival and Parade, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Leimert Park Village, 4330 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles. Free admission. Parade, noon Sunday. Rain will not cancel events. Call (213) 955-5239. — Holly Andres, (818) 713-3708 firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FERNANDO – Who are we? What are our goals? Where in the community can we exhibit pride in our culture? Why is unity important? When will our dreams become reality? African-Americans who observe Kwanzaa will be discussing similar questions and pondering the answers with family and friends over the weeklong cultural festival that begins today. Kwanzaa, a word derived from a Swahili word meaning “first fruits of the harvest,” always runs Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. While Kwanzaa has no religious affiliation, seven thought-provoking principles are discussed in turn on each of the seven days. “I feel like I have something of my own, not something imposed on me. That’s why I like Kwanzaa – it’s strictly African-American,” said Jacqueline Whatley , a journalism student at Mission College in Sylmar. “It’s not a religious holiday and it’s not an African holiday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “The message of Kwanzaa is to promote togetherness and unity among African-Americans.” Whatley learned about Kwanzaa in elementary school in Michigan. She has been celebrating Kwanzaa with her mother and sister for about seven years. Her family gathers around a table set with symbolic items for Kwanzaa – a colorful African tablecloth, a straw mat, a “unity” cup, ears of corn and fruits and vegetables. Whatley’s mother lights a candle on the kinara, Kwanzaa’s seven-branched candelabra, which includes one black candle, usually lit on the first day, and three red and three green candles. The black candle represents African-Americans, the red candles symbolize their struggles, and the green candles represent the rewards of those struggles.
Pictured from left is Ruairi McGee, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal;Niall McHale, Ballina, Co. Mayo; Gary Lyons, Balla, Co. Mayo ; and Anthony Mannion Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal; and student’s at IT Sligo who have been named Winners in the 2014 Engineers Ireland Level 7 Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Awards, sponsored by Siemens, for their project of a Willow Harvester Prototype .Pic:Naoise CulhaneTWO Donegal Students at the Institute of Technology in Sligo are among a team who have won an Innovative Student Engineering Award.Winning projects explore transporting critical medical supplies long distances and develop a more efficient way of harvesting willow to use as a renewable energy sourceStudents Ruairi McGee and Anthony Mannion from Ballyshannon, along with classmates Gary Lyons from Balla and Niall McHale from Ballina in Co. Mayo won first prize in the Engineers Ireland Level 7 Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Awards 2014, sponsored by Siemens. Titled ‘Willow Harvester Prototype’, the winning group’s entry involved the design, fabrication, testing and analysis of a new and improved prototype device for whole stem willow harvesting.The project focused on providing a more efficient solution for an existing local willow plantation at Ardtarmon House Hotel in Ballinfull whose current harvesting options are time consuming and costly.The harvested willow is used on-site to provide domestic hot water and heating for the guest accommodation.The winning IT Sligo team worked with the Centre for Renewable Energy & Sustainable Technologies (CREST) to introduce an innovative design to existing technologies to provide a more economical harvesting solution to smaller, dispersed, willow growers. John Power, chartered engineer, director general of Engineers Ireland said, “Engineering is not only at the heart of our day-to-day lives but it is clear to see from the diverse range of projects entered this year that engineers play a vital role in many existing and developing industries in Ireland – from agriculture and automotive to technology and biomedical.“Of the numerous job announcements over the past 12 months, many of these have been engineering opportunities. There continues to be real career options and demand for engineers of all backgrounds in Ireland. While there is an increase in the number of students opting for engineering at third level we still need more students choosing from the wide variety of engineering courses available to fulfil the employment needs of industry now and in the future.”He continued, “I wish to congratulate all entrants, in particular the finalists, who are an example of the ingenuity and talent that exists in Ireland today.” DONEGAL STUDENTS WIN INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING AWARD was last modified: June 11th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalengineering awardssligo it
A gang targeted a man while he was at a graveyard mass and stole a large amount of gold jewellery from his home.The disgusting incident happened on Sunday morning last when the man left to attend the graveyard mass in Killygordon.Gardai have recently warned people to be vigilant as they attend masses. The three man gang entered the man’s home on the main Lifford to Castlefin just minutes after he and his wife left their home.CCTV at the man’s home showed the couple left their home at 10.31am and the gang entered the house at 10.44am.The gang ignored all electrical items including a laptop computer and instead headed for gold jewelry which they could sell on easily.The man, who owns a café in Lifford, revealed the jewelry belonged to his wife’s sister who died last year and left it to them. The man also revealed how he thinks his small dog may also have been attacked by the gang as it was found terrified hiding under a bed.Gardai are studying the CCTV and are trying to identity the gang.The man feels the gang may be local and may have ben watching his movements.“They were in my house just minutes after I left so I feel they knew our movements. I can’t say to much but the Gardai are studying the CCTV,” he said.He appealed to members of a local charity cycle who may have been passing his house to contact him if they noticed anybody at his house. COMMUNITY ALERT: WARNING ISSUED AS MAN’S HOME BURGLED AS HE ATTENDS GRAVEYARD MASS was last modified: August 19th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:break-inCCTVGardaiGoldgraveyard massLifford
The short-handed Pacers are confident coming into Monday’s game despite losing their best player for the rest of the season. Meanwhile, the Warriors are looking to keep their red-hot streak going and secure their 11th straight win.Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.When/Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 4 p.m. (NBCSBA)Pacers projected starters: Thaddeus Young, Bojan Bogdanovic, Myles Turner, Darren Collison, Tyreke Evans Pacers Stock Report: This season, Indiana …
(Visited 209 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Unrepentant over extreme falsification, evolutionary paleontologists are just taking it for granted that soft tissue can survive millions of years.Scientists have reported soft tissues from the lower hindlimb of a Cretaceous bird. Writing in Nature Communications, Jiang et al. say,Here, we report cellular-level preservation of tendon- and cartilage-like tissues from the lower hindlimb of Early Cretaceous Confuciusornis. The digital flexor tendons passed through cartilages, cartilaginous cristae and ridges on the plantar side of the distal tibiotarsus and proximal tarsometatarsus, as in extant birds. In particular, fibrocartilaginous and cartilaginous structures on the plantar surface of the ankle joint of Confuciusornis may indicate a more crouched hindlimb posture. Recognition of these specialized soft tissues in Confuciusornis is enabled by our combination of imaging and chemical analyses applied to an exceptionally preserved fossil.The Early Cretaceous period dates from 146 to 100 million Darwin Years. Their focus is not on the remarkable fact that “strikingly preserved soft tissues” remain on a creature they believe dates from over a hundred million Darwin Years ago, but on what it can tell them about bird evolution. Unfortunately, the fossil doesn’t help them in that regard. The bird crouched pretty much the same way as modern birds.The hindlimb of theropod dinosaurs changed appreciably in the lineage leading to extant birds, becoming more ‘crouched’ in association with changes to body shape and gait dynamics. This postural evolution included anatomical changes of the foot and ankle, altering the moment arms and control of the muscles that manipulated the tarsometatarsus and digits, but the timing of these changes is unknown.But aren’t they ashamed to admit that soft tissue, long thought to decay rapidly, is still present on this fossil?Here, we document a fossil of an Early Cretaceous bird, Confuciusornis sanctus, which has some strikingly well-preserved soft tissues around its ankle joint. Microscopic analyses of these tissues indicate that they include tendons or ligaments, fibrocartilages and articular cartilages, with microstructure evident at the cellular level. Further chemical analyses reveal that even some of the original molecular residues of these soft tissues may remain, such as fragments of amino acids from collagen, particularly in the fibrocartilage. This concurs with accruing evidence that some biomolecules may survive, under exceptional circumstances, over many millions of years.That last word has 8 references after it, include three to the work of Mary Schweitzer, who shocked the world in 2005 with photographs of stretchy soft tissue on a T. rex bone. These authors say that “Three types of soft tissues are recognizable,” including fibrils of ligament, interwoven fibrils of cartilage, and articular cartilage. The open-access paper has photographs of the blackened tissue. One of the collaborators is Roy Wogelius of the University of Manchester, who reported in 2011 the presence of melanin in a fossil.In their chemical analysis, the nine authors compared the soft tissue with modern samples of collagen and found a close match. “These FTIR spectra and mapping imply that amino acid residues may be present,” they say.The popular press repeated the meme that soft tissue can last for millions of years. Phys.org says, “These findings tally with an expanding body of evidence that, under special conditions, some biological molecules – including even amino acids or partial proteins – can survive over millions of years in the fossil record.”Another Soft Tissue FindA separate paper in National Science Review reported an even earlier fossil bird, Eoconfuciusornis, from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Formation in China (131-120 million Darwin Years). Phys.org calls it “the most exceptionally preserved fossil bird discovered to date.”Researchers have not found fossils from any other bird from the Jehol period that reveal so many types of soft tissue (feathers, skin, collagen, ovarian follicles).Once again, though, the focus is not on the implications of finding soft tissue that should be long gone. Instead, they are only excited about bird evolution.These remains allow researchers to create the most accurate reconstruction of a primitive early bird (or dinosaur) to date. This information provides better understanding of flight function in the primitive confuciusornithiforms and of the evolution of advanced flight features within birds.“This new fossil is incredible,” said co-author Dr. Jingmai O’Connor. “With the amount of information we can glean from this specimen we can really bring this ancient species to life. We can understand how it grew, flew, reproduced, and what it looked like. Fossils like this one from the Jehol Biota continue to revolutionize our understanding of early birds.”Revisiting that Amber Dinosaur TailThere’s been some debate about the alleged feathered dinosaur tail found in amber (see 12/09/16). Markus Lambertz listed in Current Biology a number of concerns he had with the phylogenetic placement of this fossil by the discoverers “in light of their far-reaching evolutionary implications.” As is common in journal debates, Current Biology also published the authors’ defense of their identification.What do you do with unrepentant sinners? Instead of bowing their heads in shame and quitting science, they are taking ownership of their sins. They are saying it proves that soft tissue can last for millions of years!Don’t you remember the shock at those initial discoveries? Nobody predicted that soft tissue would remain even a million years, let alone 130 million. They are demonstrating that the Cult of Darwin cannot be falsified. It is not science (3/22/17).What creationists will have to do is amass a long list of quotations by leading authorities who placed strict upper limits on the lifetimes of biological tissues and hold it in their faces. They also need to cite empirical studies on decay rates under the best of conditions. This is assuming that evolutionists are even interested in evidence, a dubious assumption.
23 May 2007Gender activists have welcomed the National Assembly’s decision to approve South Africa’s new Sexual Offences Bill, which is set to change the way the country’s courts deal with rape cases – and widens the definition of rape to cover both men and women.This means that “forced penetration” will be taken to encompass both anal and vaginal penetration, and will include penetration by any object. Forced oral sex will also amount to rape under the new law.Lisa Vetten of the Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre said it was good news that the long-awaited bill, which codifies and modernises South African law relating to sexual offences, was moving again.However, Vetten warned against seeing the bill as a cure-all for the ills in the criminal justice system in its response to rape.“Law can’t legislate prescribed attitudes for criminal justice personnel, or single-handedly eradicate prejudice and stereotype,” Vetten said, noting that it was essential that the implementation of the new law be accompanied by training and monitoring.Vetten added that regulations, as well as a national policy framework, needed to be developed before the bill became fully operational.The draft law will now go to the National Council of Provinces for approval before it can be signed into law by President Thabo Mbeki.Meaka Biggs of Cape Town Rape Crisis said the bill was a combination of both shortfalls and shifts for the better.The bill recognises the inherent vulnerability of children and people with mental disabilities. “Its innovations include the widening of the definition of rape, as well as the introduction of new crimes, particularly in relation to children,” Vetten said.In addition, the bill clearly defines new crimes such as “trafficking of persons for sexual purposes” and “compelling a person to witness sexual offences”. It also places an obligation on people to report the sexual abuse of a child or mentally disabled person. Failure to do so will constitute a crime.The new law will allow rape victims to obtain a court order for alleged offenders to undergo compulsory HIV testing and for the results to be revealed to them, and oblige provincial health departments to provide victims with free post-exposure prophylaxis.The law also provide for a register of sex offenders, a practice already in place in countries such as the United States.Source: BuaNews