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first_imgSpurs extend home dominance SAN ANTONIO (AP): San Antonio immediately bounced back from a rare loss and beat Denver 101-86 on Saturday to extend their franchise record for consecutive home wins to 26. Kawhi Leonard had 20 points for the Spurs, who maintained their eight-game lead atop the NBA’s Southwest Division. San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge had 12 points and nine rebounds, and Boris Diaw had 16 points for the Spurs, who have won all 17 home games this season to add to the final nine of the previous campaign. Denver’s Nikola Jokic scored 22 points on 10-for-19 shooting. Shah banned after failing doping test ISLAMABAD (AP): The International Cricket Council has provisionally suspended Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah for a positive drug test. The ICC says in a statement yesterday that a sample provided by Shah on Nov. 13, when Pakistan played an ODI against England in the United Arab Emirates, contained chlortalidone, which is on the World Anti-Doping Authority’s list of prohibited substances. Shah could challenge the suspension and apply for the test of his B sample within seven days. The 29-year-old Shah has taken 76 wickets in 12 Test matches and 18 wickets in 15 one-day internationals.last_img read more

Twin Towns traffic light fault causes major delays

first_imgTechnical difficulties were affecting a set of traffic lights in the Twin Towns this morning (Thurs) – causing long delays.It was reported that the traffic lights on the Main Street in the Twin Towns changing to red ‘every minute or so’, causing huge queues.It is understood that a bin bag has now been placed over the traffic lights. Traffic is moving slowly in the area and motorist have been advised to drive with caution.Local County Councillor, Gary Doherty said: “There’s a fault with the traffic lights in front of McElhinney’s at the moment.“The lights are going red automatically every minute or so which is causing traffic delays.“I have contacted the Council and it will be fixed as soon as possible.” Donegal County Council has been contacted for comment.Twin Towns traffic light fault causes major delays was last modified: November 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Complexity Appears “Earlier than Thought”

first_imgWidely-separate branches of science seem to converge on a common puzzle: complexity goes farther back than scientists expected – evolutionary scientists, that is.Cosmology: More evidence has come that galaxies formed very early. A mature galaxy detected through gravitational lensing was announced by the Hubble Telescope team, with an estimated redshift of 6.027. In the conventional big bang chronology, that dates it at 950 million years after the big bang. Other galaxies have been detected at redshift 10 or more, but this appears to have mature stars, “pushing back the epoch of its formation to about 200 million years after the Big Bang, much further than we had expected,” a NASA spokesperson said in the Hubble press release. That is about 1.5% of the assumed age of the universe. “This suggests,” he continued, “that the first galaxies have been around for a lot longer than previously thought.”Biology: “Complex Life Emerged from Sea Earlier Than Thought,” reported Jennifer Walsh at Live Science. Although her article assumes evolutionary time, the announcement from Boston College and University of Sheffield, who studied sediments in Scotland lakes, poses a challenge for evolutionists who had assumed the climb onto dry land was much later. “Life on Earth began in the oceans, but new fossils are showing that complex algae-like organisms left these salty seas earlier than thought, about 1 billion years ago, and spent more time evolving on land.” Science Daily titled their report, “Loch Fossils Show Life Harnessed Sun and Sex Early on.” “This suggests that life on land at this time was more abundant and complex than anticipated,” a co-author of the study said. “It also opens the intriguing possibility that some of the major events in the early history of life may have taken place on land and not entirely within the marine realm.”Geology: Belemnites are a type of cephalopod known only from fossils. They were thought to have gone globally extinct at an alleged “Cretaceous-Paleogene event,” after which time modern cephalopods evolved. According to an abstract in Geology,1 “In the North Pacific, however, a turnover from belemnites to the modern types of cephalopods about 35 m.y. before the Cretaceous-Paleogene event documents a more complex evolutionary history of cephalopods than previously thought.Botany: Recall also, as reported here 04/12/2011 (bullet 5), scientists at Penn State found evidence in their evolutionary scheme that genetic “upheavals” leading to the emergence of flowering plants occurred “nearly 200 million years earlier than the events that other research groups had described” (see PhysOrg). 1. Iba et al, “Belemnite extinction and the origin of modern cephalopods 35 m.y. prior to the Cretaceous-Paleogene event,” Geology, v. 39 no. 5 (April 2011), pp. 483-486, doi: 10.1130/G31724.1.What this means is not that the evolutionary dating schemes are now more accurate than before, but that empirical evidence is falsifying earlier beliefs about slow, gradual increases in complexity appearing over time. The data won’t give evolutionists what they want even within their own assumptions; why should the rest of us pay any attention? What’s a word that means the early appearance of complexity? Starts with a C, but we can’t utter it, because in academic circles it is offensive and makes scientists feel uncomfortable.(Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Pushing for a polio-free SA

first_img8 April 2003The Gauteng health department has urged parents to ensure that their children are immunised to prevent them from contracting polio.South Africa has not registered a new polio case since 1992, and aims to be declared polio-free by the World Health Organisation by the end of 2005.Polio is a viral infection that can lead to permanent paralysis. It is caused by a virus which leads to the inflammation of the grey matter found in the spinal cord.Most people infected with the virus show no symptoms, although others suffer from fevers, headaches, sore throats, nausea, constipation, abdominal pain, stiff necks, muscle weakness or paralysis.The virus can be spread through germs from coughing or sneezing or oral transmission from dirty hands.The department has urged parents and care-givers to ensure that all children under one year old are immunised, adding that failure to vaccinate children on time can have adverse consequences.Children should be vaccinated when they are between five and eight weeks old. Repeat vaccination should be done within 21 days and not more than 60 days.“A recent survey commissioned by the department found that most children were vaccinated in the province, but a significant number of them, about three out of 10, were not vaccinated on time to ensure good immunity”, the department said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Resource Discovery: Warrior Expeditions

first_img Hiker on top of a mountain peak By: Jason Jowers, M.S. MFT Return to article. Long DescriptionPixabay [Hiking Trekking Adventure by StockSnap, August 9, 2017, CC0]The healing power of nature cannot be understated. There are countless articles and blog posts out there that highlight the importance of being in nature for both physical and mental well-being. Also, there are many great organizations that are infusing exercise and the great outdoors for military service members, veterans, and military families.One such organization is called Warrior Expeditions. Warrior Expeditions was founded in 2013 by Sean Gobin, a United States Marine Corps veteran. Sean served 12 years as an Infantry Rifleman and Armor Officer. In 2012, he returned home after combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan and set out to hike the full 2,185 miles of the Appalachian Trail. It was from this long distance hiking trip that Sean recognized how therapeutic these experiences can be and founded Warrior Expeditions.These experiences outdoors can be very beneficial for everyone, but especially for military service members transitioning after their military experiences. With the effects of PTSD, being out in nature can quell some of the symptoms associated with it. To help veterans thrive on their hikes, Warrior Expeditions provides equipment and clothing, monthly stipends to resupply their items, and community support along the hiking routes. Also, there are several trails that can be traversed as well as two biking trails and one expedition to paddle down the Mississippi River.To learn more this fantastic organization, follow the link to Warrior Expeditions here.This post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Learn more about us at https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/family-development, and connect with us on Facebook, and on Twitter. Subscribe to our Anchored. podcast series on iTunes and via our podcast page.last_img read more

Stoking Your Hunger to Win in the Sales Arena, with Patrick Tinney – Episode #94

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:58 — 19.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSEvery sales professional says they have a hunger to win, but few truly conquer as top sellers. My guest on this episode says every sales professional must have a perpetual hunger to win in sales – that constant drive to provide for their family, to be a success, and to be the trusted advisor who serves their customers well. Patrick’s newest book, “Perpetual Hunger” is the subject of our conversation. It’s a book that can serve you almost like a sales encyclopedia with easy-to-read chapters that are able to be immediately applied. You’ll get a great feel for what he covers in the book by listening to this episode of the podcast.Stoking Your Hunger to Win in the Sales Arena, with Patrick TinneyClick To TweetFear and adversity can contribute to your hunger in a positive way, or it can hold you back.You hear a lot these days about overcoming fears and adversity, but Patrick Tinney and I agree that both of those things can fuel your hunger if you know how to leverage them to your advantage. The saddest thing is to see a person with great potential who is saddled with their own fear to such an extent that they can’t push forward to the success that is possible. On this episode Patrick and I discuss the role adversity and fear can play in a positive way to stoke the hunger to win in sales, so be sure you listen.The truthful sales conversations happen when you are able to knock the chat off script.Every party involved in a sales conversation has their own agenda – a script of sorts they have prepared to direct the conversation in the direction they want it to go. But those scripts often prevent the conversation from getting to the real issues that are at stake, the real needs the clients have and the solutions you can offer. Patrick Tinney says whenever you can knock the conversation off that script you have the opportunity to hear the true needs of your prospect and are able to understand what your team can bring to the table. You’ll want to hear this part of our conversation – it’s well worth your time.The truthful sales conversations happen when you are able to knock the chat off script Click To TweetWhy relationships win in every sales interaction.Your hunger to win as a sales professional can’t be about you primarily, even though the need to attain a certain level of personal success is always part of the equation. You need to focus more on the relationships that are the basis of trust between you and your customers. That’s what will give you success long term. In this conversation, Patrick Tinney shares a story from his own experience about an opportunity he had to build enormous trust with a client and how it came to serve him personally in the end. You won’t want to miss this powerful story.The first part of becoming a trusted advisor is trust. Don’t violate it.We’ve all heard the admonition to become a trusted advisor to our customers, and while it’s definitely the goal we want to be shooting for, it’s easy to forget that “trust” is the first part of that goal. The trust our customers have in us is only what we enable them to have – and that comes about through our integrity toward them. In his new book, “Perpetual Hunger” Patrick Tinney speaks to the role those kinds of trusting relationships play in accomplishing the success we all want, and how trust is a key element in it. I encourage you to listen to Patrick’s advice on this, you won’t regret it.The first part of becoming a trusted advisor is trust. Don’t violate it.Click To TweetOutline of this great episode Patrick Tinney: Sales trainer, coach, and author. What does it mean for a sales professional to be perpetually hungry and why aren’t people MORE hungry? What makes for an exceptional sales prospector? The higher value questions a sales pro should be asking. Using your questions to help the prospect ask themselves value questions. The concept of powerful scripting and unscripting. Why relationships matter most: a story from Patrick’s experience.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.CentroidMarketing.com ~ Patrick Tinney’s websiteThe Hudson’s Bay Companywww.TheLostArtOfClosing.com – Anthony’s newest book099382841809938284341531888984The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarino Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Tweets you can use to share this episodeFear and adversity can contribute to your hunger in a positive way, or it can hold you backClick To TweetWhy relationships win in every sales interactionClick To Tweetlast_img read more

Book on skincare

first_imgSkin Deep: An Inside Out Approach to Looking Good Naturally! The opening line ‘What we put as food in our mouth is more important than what we put as creams on our skin,’ sets the tone for this book. It talks about how eating right (healthy carbs, good fats, green leafy vegetables and seasonal fruits) can do wonders to the way our skin looks and feels. To make things appealing to an average reader, Santhanam, a well-known dermatologist, has divided the book into four sections. In the first section, Santhanam suggests a simple expect test (X:X factor, P: Pores, E: Evenness, C: Clarity, T:Texture) to identify your skin type and how to make it better. The second section covers the benefits and drawbacks of different food groups such as carbs, proteins and fats. For instance, she explains how incorporating Omega-3 fatty acids can keep the oils flowing to your skin and how the right amount of anti-oxidants(Vitamin E, Vitamin C, beta-carotene and selenium) can keep wrinkles at bay. The third section on the A-Z of skin foods including flaxseeds, herbs and oats is a delight for anyone looking at sporting beautiful skin, the healthy way. The last section featuring beauty recipes made with common kitchen ingredients is a bonus! In all, a book that does complete justice to its title.last_img read more

Mayookha’s gold brings cheer to India

first_imgRattled by a dope scandal, Indian athletics finally got something to cheer about when long- jumper Mayookha Johny led the Indian charge with a gold medal on the opening day of the 19th Asian Athletics Championships in Kobe, Japan, on Thursday.Long Jumper Mayookha JohnyDiscus thrower Vikas Gowda added a silver while Asian Games gold medallist Preeja Sreedharan bagged a bronze in the women’s 10,000m race.Mayookha leapt 6.56m in her second jump to open India’s gold medal account on a rain- hit opening day at the Kobe Universiade Stadium to emulate her idol Anju Bobby George, who had won the Asian Championships gold in 2005.China’s Lu Minjia took home the silver by jumping 6.52m while the bronze went to Saeko Okayama of Japan, who had an effort of 6.51m.The women’s long jump event was delayed after the stadium was lashed by rain, which affected the performance of the athletes.Mayookha’s training mate and Commonwealth Games silver medallist MA Prajusha finished sixth with an effort of 6.27m.Mayookha’s effort, though, was below her season’s best of 6.63m, which she recorded in the national inter-state meet in Bangalore last month, and her personal best of 6.64m, which she came up with at the Asian All Star Meet in New Delhi last year.She also failed to go past the 2012 London Olympics and next month’s World Championships ‘B’ qualifying standard of 6.65m.Earlier, in the morning session, national record holder Gowda’s performance was also affected by weather conditions as he finished second with an effort of 61.58m, behind Iran’s Asian record holder Ehsan Hadadi, who also had a below- par 62.27m. The bronze medal went to Wu Jian of China ( 56.61m).This was the Iranian’s fourth consecutive Asian title, though he was well below his season’s best of 65.89m and Asian record of 69.32m.advertisementGowda, who has a season’s best of 64.91 and three marks over 64 metres, has already crossed the Olympics and World Championships ‘ B’ qualifying standard of 63m, while he is yet to touch the ‘A’ standard of 65m.It was a bit of a disappointment, though, for the Indian camp as Preeja had to settle for a bronze in 10,000m.Preeja, who has been struggling to reach peak form, clocked 33:16.55 sec, well below her Asian Games gold medalwinning timing of 31:50:28.Compatriot Kavita Raut, who had won silver in the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games, was a poor sixth with a below- par 35:24.35, much below her personal best of 31:51.44.SE Habitegbrel of Bahrain won the gold in 32:47.80 while compatriot and 2007 champion Kareema Jasim Saleh took silver in 32:50.90 With inputs from PTI.last_img read more

DAY TWO SUMMARY- LEADING CONTENDERS MOVING TO THE TOP

first_imgAll draws, results, ladders and statistics can also be viewed at the TFA Sporting Pulse website which can be accessed using this link: TFA SPORTING PULSE WEBSITEDAY TWO SUMMARYMENS 20’s:The Sharks started their day by recording their first win, a 7-2 result over the Hornets who were on top of the ladder after day one.The Northern Eagles look to be picking up the pace, their 8-3 win over the Barbarians was good for them but not so good for the Barbarians.They followed it up with a 4-2 win over the defending champions, the Southern Suns and cemented their position, second on the ladder at the end of day two.The Sydney Mets are sitting on top after day two, but with a bye still to come the Northern Eagles and Brisbane City Cobras should overtake them before the finals begin.The Cobras spent day two in cruise mode, a 10-2 win over the Barbarians and a 9-2 win over the ACT gave them the chance to relax before the competition heats up again tomorrow.For the ACT and Barbarians the tournament has not been as successful as they would have hoped, winless after 6 rounds the competition will certainly be on to record a win in tomorrow’s final round matches. WOMENS 20’s:The ACT are looking as though they will be tough to be, an impressive 7-1 win over the Sydney Mets (who were undefeated prior to this) sending them to the top of their pool after day two, followed closely by the Mets and the Cobras.The Southern Suns and Hunter Western Hornets both continued on their winning ways, with the Suns winning comfortably 8-2 over the Rebels and the Hornets finding it a little tougher to score, beating the Cyclones 3-1. The Hornets have followed up their good form from the Under 18 Championships last September and are currently sitting on top of pool one, courtesy of their earlier win over the Sharks. They will be tested tomorrow by the Southern Suns in their final round match. The Sharks may have stumbled in their quest for a seventh title in eight years yesterday, but they recovered from their shock loss to inflict maximum pain on a struggling Sydney Scorpions side, 18-0. They then ground out a tough 5-2 win over the Suns to move them to third in their pool.Credit must go to the Scorpions girls, who are still out there and enjoying themselves despite some heavy losses.MIXED OPEN:The first round of the Mixed went as expected, with all the favourites coming out on top. The Mets beat the Cyclones 8-2, the Suns beat the Rustlers 6-3, the Scorpions hurt the Barbarians 12-4 and the Cobras finished with a 10-5 win over the Rebels. The Sharks sat out the first round with a bye, no doubt watching the four teams likely to challenge for the title. The Barbarians and North Queensland Cyclones are the only two Mixed Open teams yet to record a win, although both teams will take positives from the event as they have displayed plenty of good Touch.With three rounds to be played before the finals, it would take a massive effort from the Southern Suns or Queensland Rustlers (sitting two wins behind the Scorpions in fourth place) to knock any of the top four teams off their perch.It looks as though the Mets, Sharks, Cobras and Scorpions are all safely through in the Mixed Open division for 2006.WOMENS OPEN:The Womens Open has been the steadiest of all divisions, with results falling generally as expected. The Rustlers, Sharks and Hornets all cruised through their first day two matches in pool two, but it was the afternoon match between the Cobras and Sharks that grabbed the most attention.In a close and exciting match, featuring some brilliant defense from both sides, the Sharks held off rivals the Cobras 3-1 in a win that lifted them to second on the ladder.The Hunter Western Hornets are sitting third in pool two, but with matches against the Cobras and Sharks tomorrow, they may find the going a little tougher.Despite sitting on top of the ladder in pool two, the Queensland Rustlers were subjected to their first loss of the tournament, a tense 3-2 win to the Cobras sealing the deal that the fight in pool two should be between the leading Queenslanders.MENS OPEN:In pool one of the Mens Open the day began as a one sided affair, the Cobras held no mercy for the ACT, a 12-0 win was one the ACT would like to forget. The Mets and Sharks recorded similar results, 12-4 for the Mets over the Cyclones, while the Sharks left no stone unturned with a 13-2 win over the Rebels.Pool two began in a similar fashion, the Southern Suns destroying the Crusaders 15-1. From all reports it looks as though the Suns have hit their stride and may be more than just a contender come finals time.The Rustlers also came out firing, a 13-2 win over the Eagles making it an all around miserable start for the bottom half of each pool in the Mens Open competition.The one exception to the trend of the morning was the match between the Hornets and Barbarians, with the Hornets emerging narrow 6-4 winners. It was a much improved Barbarians side, with their up and coming young guns providing promise for future events. At the end of day three it is the Suns and Scorpions clearly ahead in pool two, while the Mets, Cobras and Sharks battle it out in pool one.Stay tuned tomorrow for the final round matches and quarter finals at the 2006 NTL!last_img read more

Queensland State Championships Results

first_imgThe titles were shared between the six regions, with the South Queensland and Border Districts Sharks, Sunshine Coast Pineapples and Brisbane City Cobras claiming three titles each. It was an exciting day of finals action, with seven of the divisions’ finals being decided by one touchdown. Congratulations to the following teams that made the finals in their respective divisions. Women’s Open Sunshine Coast Pineapples 7 defeated South West Queensland Swans 5Men’s Open North Queensland Tropical Cyclones 10 defeated Central Queensland Bulls 7Mixed OpenBrisbane City Cobras 8 defeated South Queensland and Border Districts Sharks 4Women’s 20’sBrisbane City Cobras 5 defeated Sunshine Coast Pineapples 4Women’s 27’sBrisbane City Cobras 8 defeated South Queensland and Border Districts Sharks 1Men’s 20’sSouth Queensland and Border Districts Sharks 8 defeated Brisbane City Cobras 7 Women’s 35’sCentral Queensland Bulls 7 defeated South West Queensland Swans 6Women’s 40’sSouth West Queensland Swans 6 defeated South Queensland and Border Districts Sharks 2Men’s 30’sSouth Queensland and Border Districts Sharks 10 defeated Brisbane City Cobras 8Men’s 35’s South West Queensland Swans 4 defeated Brisbane City Cobras3Men’s 40’s Sunshine Coast Pineapples 5 defeated South Queensland and Border Districts Sharks 4Men’s 45’sSouth Queensland and Border Districts Sharks 6 defeated South West Queensland Swans 5Men’s 50’sNorth Queensland Tropical Cyclones 1 defeated Brisbane City Cobras 0Men’s 55’sSunshine Coast Pineapples 10 defeated North Queensland Tropical Cyclones 2last_img read more