Half-time: West Ham 0 Fulham 0 – woodwork saves Whites at Upton Park

first_imgFulham were saved by the woodwork in a lively first half at Upton Park.With both teams’ under-pressure managers needing a victory, West Ham dominated the early stages and almost went ahead when Mark Noble’s right-wing free-kick was headed against the post by Modibo Maiga.Martin Jol’s Fulham, who have lost four matches in a row, were also relieved to see James Collins’ header from Stewart Downing’s corner drift wide.Adel Taarabt started for the Whites in place of the absent Dimitar Berbatov and the visitors are again without Brede Hangeland.Taarabt looked dangerous at times as Fulham threatened on the counter-attack, but Sam Allardyce’s side continued to have the upper hand and Downing brought a save from Maarten Stekelenburg with a fierce 25-yard strike.Mohamed Diame and Kevin Nolan then missed decent chances to put the Hammers in front.Fulham (4-4-1-1): Stekelenburg; Zverotic, Hughes, Amorebieta, Richardson; Duff, Sidwell, Parker, Kasami; Taarabt; Bent.Subs: Stockdale, Senderos, Ruiz, Kacaniklic, Karagounis, Boateng, Dembele.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

More Holes in Evolutionary Theory

first_imgHere are three examples of animals not branching out neatly on Darwin’s tree like they’re supposed to.Why, Chromosome?According to standard theory, chimpanzees are humans’ closest living relatives. But if you ask Y, a new genetic comparison puts gorillas closer to humans than both are to chimpanzees. Science Daily shares the emotional reaction to the upset:“Surprisingly, we found that in many ways the gorilla Y chromosome is more similar to the human Y chromosome than either is to the chimpanzee Y chromosome,” said Kateryna Makova, the Francis R. and Helen M. Pentz Professor of Science at Penn State and one of two corresponding authors of the paper. “In regions of the chromosome where we can align all three species, the sequence similarity fits with what we know about the evolutionary relationships among the species — humans are more closely related to chimpanzees. However, the chimpanzee Y chromosome appears to have undergone more changes in the number of genes and contains a different amount of repetitive elements compared to the human or gorilla. Moreover, a greater proportion of the gorilla Y sequences can be aligned to the human than to the chimpanzee Y chromosome.”Two Holes Are Better than OneHumans find it disgusting to imagine pooping food waste out the mouth, but that’s how corals, jellyfish and sea anemones carry out their business. According to Darwinian expectations, a two-hole digestive tract is more advanced, so it evolved later. For decades, scientists thought that comb jellies (phylum Ctenophora) shared this trait. That’s one of the reasons evolutionists placed them as among the ancestors of the other groups. Lo and behold, they were wrong! A Florida biologist proved with flourescent proteins that comb jellies have an anus.However, several unprecedented videos of gelatinous sea creatures called comb jellies, or ctenophores, now threaten to upend the standard view of the evolution of the so-called through-gut. On 15 March, at the Ctenopolooza meeting in St. Augustine, Florida, evolutionary biologist William Browne of the University of Miami in Florida debuted films of comb jellies pooping—and it wasn’t through their mouths.Browne’s videos elicited gasps from the audience because comb jellies, whose lineage evolved long before other animals with through-guts, had been thought to eat and excrete through a single hole leading to a saclike gut.Earlier observations  of comb jellies emitting substances out the mouth might have mistaken barfing for pooping. So does this find falsify evolution? Of course not; Darwin always finds a way to accommodate upsets.One possibility is that the comb jellies evolved through-guts and anuslike pores on their own, independent of all other animals, over hundreds of millions of years. Alternatively, a through-gut and exit hole may have evolved once in an ancient animal ancestor, and subsequently became lost in anemones, jellyfish, and sponges.Saber ConvergenceFor our amusement, Live Science posted a gallery of 12 living and extinct animals with sabre-like teeth. We know about saber-tooth cats, but what about the saber-tooth deer? or the saber-tooth salmon? This is not a late April Fool joke; these animals exist or used to exist. There’s also the walrus, a dog, and an extinct ungulate in the gallery, and a mammal-like reptile. Even among the cats, there were three independent kinds, including unrelated marsupial and placental kinds that (according to evolution) evolved saber teeth independently  by “convergent evolution.”Update 4/06/16: Three More HolesThese Darwinian anomalies appeared shortly after this entry was published.Scientists find surprise lurking in crocodilian jaw (Science Daily). The crocodile has a “previously unknown second jaw joint that helps to distribute the extreme force of their bite,” implying it is better designed than thought.  Note that this discovery was made on living animals that have long been available for study. What’s the Darwinist reaction? “When we discovered that crocs had built this new jaw joint, it made us re-evaluate how mammals actually evolved our jaw joint and reinterpret what we thought we knew about where parts of our jaw joint came from,” said the research leader at the University of Missouri. The article also calls them “living fossils,” implying that they have changed little since their appearance in the fossil record.Population size fails to explain evolution of complex culture (PhysOrg). This Darwin Fail is causing another major re-think. An intuitively logical Darwinian assumption about culture has been shown to be wrong. “But this consensus view is however severely compromised by a paper published this week” in PNAS that found critical flaws in the evolutionary models. It’s back to the drawing board, the article says. Has evolutionary theory been helpful at all on this topic? “For the evolution of complex culture, no satisfying answer is available yet,” the article ends. “The question of the emergence of complex culture remains as elusive as ever.” Doesn’t intelligence have something to do with it?Cuckolded fathers rare in human populations (Science Daily). Here’s another case where evolutionists have wrongly considered people to be dumb victims of blind evolutionary forces. Very few fathers, a study shows, have been duped into raising another male’s offspring. Back to the drawing board again. “The collective evidence for low rates of extra-pair paternity (EPP) challenges the notion that it pays, evolutionarily speaking, to sleep around, the researchers say.”Undoubtedly, evolutionists will find ways to use these observations as evidence for evolution. But of course; when you have convergence and imagination in your storytelling toolkit, you can always keep your web of belief patched up. And so Darwinism limps along, one theory rescue at a time. (Visited 1,150 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Grassroots soccer talent nurtured in Port Elizabeth

first_imgHosted at Young Park Primary school in Young Park, 16 primary schools from Schauderville and Kwazakhele were invited to participate in the workshop (Image: Chevrolet Ute Force)The Chevrolet Ute Force, in partnership with the Dreamfields Project, a non-profit organisation that focuses on soccer development, rolled out its coaching workshop in Port Elizabeth this week.Hosted at Young Park Primary school in Young Park, 16 primary schools from Schauderville and Kwazakhele were invited to participate in the workshop that provided them with basic coaching skills and intra school league training. Thirty teachers and seven General Motors employees participated in the workshop and in turn will develop aspirant soccer stars in their communities.The seven Schauderville Schools are De Vos Malan Primary, GJ Louw Primary, Dieterich Primary, St.Theresa Primary, Frank Joubert Primary, Abraham Levy Primary, Adolph Schauder Primary, and Young Park Primary School. The eight Kwazakele Schools are Henry Nginza Primary, Ebhongweni Primary, Phakama Primary, JK Zondi Primary, Inkqubela Primary, BJ Mnyanda Primary, Ben Nyati Primary, and WB Tshume Primary.According to Chevrolet brand manager Tim Hendon, the partnership with Dreamfields Project, has enabled Chevrolet to reach many disadvantaged communities where soccer is popular amongst youth. “Each participant will receive a certificate of completion after the workshop which makes them eligible to coach and arrange intra school league games in the future,” said Hendon.He explained that the initiative links back to the Dreamfields Project’s goal of supporting the South African Football Association Development Agency’s (SAFADA) 2022 Vision, which highlights the need for coaches and the need of finding and grooming talent. “Chevrolet Ute Force has pledged its commitment to this vision, and provides not only funding but also donates One World Futbol soccer balls and soccer equipment and the use of utility bakkies to reach remote communities,” Hendon added.Earlier this year Chevrolet donated 55 000 One World Futbol, soccer balls to SAFADA. These balls are nearly indestructible and were designed to withstand gruelling conditions and rough surfaces. “Children train with the balls and are able to play with them over and over again without the fear of the ball going flat, this provides them with the needed training time before playing league games.“As part of our ‘What do you #PlayFor?‘ campaign introduced in April of this year, we will continue to support communities and the beautiful game of soccer – building the nation through play.”In the spirit of the Chevrolet Ute Force project, which is collaborative in nature and aims to share with people across the country, challenging South Africans to support their communities – a mini documentary of the Port Elizabeth project will be created. Spear headed by the creative team of BoltonInc, cinematographer Louis Bolton has captured the dreams of communities through the Ute Force initiative from day one.Traveling with the team to Port Elizabeth, Bolton believes that it is through sharing stories that real change can be achieved. He is joined by producer and Ute Force Project manager Bridgette Bolton who oversees the roll-out of the Chevrolet Ute Force project from one community to the next.last_img read more

John Gerdeman passed away

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Earl John Gerdeman, 85, of Delphos, died at 3:55 pm on July 17, 2015, at St. Rita’s Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 3, 1930, on a farm near Middle Point, Oh to Edward and Helen (Renner) Gerdeman. He married Doris Meyer on June 23, 1956; she survives in Delphos at the Sarah Jane Living Center. Other survivors include a sister, Janice Kaskocsak, of Dayton; a brother, Bill (Mary) Gerdeman, of Delphos; a brother in-law, Carl (Ida) Meyer, of Columbus; a sister-in-law, Lorene (Louis) Jettinghoff, of Delphos; and sister-in-law, Marilyn (Gary) Elsass, of Sidney, Oh. Additionally, he was loved and will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ella Mae Gogel; infant brother, Robert Cletus; and brothers-in-law, Kenneth Gogel, and Valentine Kaskocsak. Earl graduated as valedictorian of the Middle Point High School class of 1948. He attended The Ohio State University and received both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Vocational Agriculture. He taught Vocational Agriculture at the former Payne High School until being drafted to the United States Army in 1952. He then taught Vocational Agriculture for 35 years at Lincolnview High School until his retirement in 1989. During his time in the United States Army, he went to Blacksmith School and taught blacksmithing to soldiers being sent to Korea. He continued this job until his discharge in 1954. He used these skills to teach blacksmithing to other agriculture teachers around Ohio for the State Board of Education. Earl was a lifelong farmer who loved to share his passion for agriculture. He was also an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing his produce with neighbors and friends. He was a loyal fan of the Lincolnview Lancers and Cincinnati Reds. He also enjoyed attending ballgames of his many great-nieces and nephews, and rarely missed a game. In 2013, he received the Ohio Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award. In addition, he received the American FFA Degree, was named Outstanding Agriculture Teacher for the state of Ohio and was a past Ambassador Club member for the Ohio Farm Bureau. He also served on the governing boards of the Van Wert County Hospital, Midwest Electric Cooperative and Van Wert County Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Delphos St. John’s Knights of Columbus. He volunteered yearly for Van Wert County’s Cows and Plows event, teaching young students about farm history and old fashioned agriculture. Additionally, he mentored young farmer and adult farmer organizations. He was a lifelong member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 21, at 1:30 pm. Fr. Charles Obinwa will be officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery following the Mass. Full Military Grave Rites will be performed by the Delphos Veterans’ Council. Family and friends may call from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday, July 20, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home where a Parish Wake will be held at 2:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Earl J. Gerdeman Scholarship Fund at Linconlview High School or the Alzheimer’s Association. To leave condolences, visit harterandschier.com.last_img read more

FBI Raids Web Hosts Over Wikileaks Advocates’ Operation Payback

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick The FBI has reportedly raided a Texas web host and worked with international authorities to search servers in pursuit of the anonymous leaders of the group Anonymous, who blocked the website of PayPal earlier this month in retribution to the company’s decision to stop its customers from making donations to Wikileaks. That according to an affidavit posted in part by the legal watchdog website The Smoking Gun today. Dallas host Tailor Made Services was raided on the 16th of December, the site reported.“These coordinated attacks, investigators allege,” writes The Smoking Gun, “amount to felony violations of a federal law covering the ‘unauthorized and knowing transmission of code or commands resulting in intentional damage to a protected computer system.’” How several hours of inaccessibility constituted damage to the system was not described in the part of the affidavit posted online.According to the affidavit, the investigation included the co-operation of authorities in Canada, France and Germany. As for code, the LOIC DDoS software believed to be used by Operation Anonymous remain available on the social code site Github and on SourceForge. Thousands of people have downloaded it from those sites. The software allegedly makes it easy for a user to donate their computer’s bandwidth to repeatedly messaging a target server until it is rendered inaccessible by other users.The ephemeral group Anonymous, or Operation Payback, co-ordinated a series of such attacks earlier this month against Paypal, Mastercard, Visa and others. These global leaders in money transfer were criticized for preventing their customers from donating money to the controversial website Wikileaks, despite the site having been convicted of no crimes. Clearly a sufficient number of people in the FBI believe the denial of service attacks may constitute felony-level damage to computer systems, but others have argued that the campaign falls broadly within the tradition of non-violent civil disobedience and political protest.FBI Agent Allyn Lynd, whom The Smoking Gun reports signed the affidavit, has been in the technology news media before. He lead a 2009 raid on at least two Texas web hosts over an alleged federal crime concerning unpaid bills to AT&T and Verizon. Those raids disrupted a number of co-located but unrelated businesses, including some that allege the disruption cost them millions of dollars. In this latest affidavit, Lynd argued again that he may need to disrupt some other servers temporarily in order to achieve his goal of determining which servers were relevant to his investigation. Due to the document’s incomplete publication, whether any sense of irony was appreciated is unclear.No information has been made available to date regarding any FBI or other law enforcement investigation of the denial of service and other technical attacks made against the Wikileaks website.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#international#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

The 6 Types of Documentary Films

first_imgThe documentary genre of film is a woven part of cinematic history. We explore the different types and share characteristics and examples of each.Top image via BFIWhat is a documentary? Webster’s dictionary defines documentary as “consisting of documents: written down.” After a better Google search, Wikipedia defines a documentary as “a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspects of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record.”It also opens into the history of documentaries while referencing Bill Nichols‘ classic text Introduction to Documentary, where he outlines the six modes (or “sub-genres” or “types”) of documentaries. While there’s a lot of variation within, these are the six main categories of the genre in which all documentary films can be cast.Poetic DocumentariesFirst seen in the 1920s, Poetic Documentaries are very much what they sound like. They focus on experiences, images and showing the audience the world through a different set of eyes. Abstract and loose with narrative, the poetic sub-genre can be very unconventional and experimental in form and content. The ultimate goal is to create a feeling rather than a truth.Expository DocumentariesExpository Documentaries are probably closest to what most people consider “documentaries.” A sharp contrast to poetic, expository documentaries aim to inform and/or persuade — often through omnipresent “Voice of God” narration over footage devoid of ambiguous or poetic rhetoric. This mode includes the familiar Ken Burns and television (A&E, History Channel, etc…) styles.Observational DocumentariesObservational Documentaries are exactly what they sound like — they aim to simply observe the world around them. Originating in the 1960s with the advances in portable film equipment, the cinéma vérité style is much less pointed than the Expository. The style attempts to give voice to all sides of an issue by giving audiences first hand access to some of the subject’s most important (and often private) moments.Participatory DocumentariesParticipatory Documentaries, while having elements of Observational and Expository, include the filmmaker within the narrative. This could be as minor as the filmmaker’s voice being heard behind the camera, prodding subjects with questions or cues — all the way to the filmmaker directly influencing the major actions of the narrative.Reflexive DocumentariesReflexive Documentaries are similar to Participatory in that they often include the filmmaker within the film — however, unlike Participatory, they make no attempts to explore an outside subject. Rather, they focus solely on themselves and the act of them making the film.Performative DocumentariesPerformative Documentaries are an experimental combination of styles used to stress subject experience and share an emotional response to the world. They often connect personal accounts or experience juxtaposed with larger political or historical issues. This has sometimes been called the “Michael Moore” style, as he often uses his own personal stories as a way to construct social truths (without having to argue the validity of their experiences).From there, within each sub-genre springs an endless list of variations and styles unique to each and every film. It’s up to the documentary filmmakers to craft their narrative (or non-narrative) for their desired audience.What type of documentary do you prefer? Are there any documentary types you think we left out? Let us know below!last_img read more