Murtagh sets sights on Beresford

first_img This Group Two event is traditionally a stepping-stone for champions and has long been associated with Ballydoyle success, with Vincent O’Brien’s 14 wins including Nijinsky and Sadler’s Wells, and his successor Aidan not far behind with 12. The latter this year has seven possibles, which include the unbeaten Agenda, Geoffrey Chaucer, Mekong River and Illinois. Ger Lyons’ reliable Exogenesis is the highest-rated of the 11 entries. Johnny Murtagh’s Galileo colt won on his only start at Naas on August 5 and has entries in the Racing Post Trophy as well as next season’s early-closing Classics. “He’s in good form and the plan is to run,” said Murtagh. Altruistic is being aimed against a formidable Aidan O’Brien squadron in Sunday’s Juddmonte Beresford Stakes at the Curragh.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Oboh Makes History, Becomes First Nigerian on European Tour

first_imgThe qualification will accord her with playing privileges for the 2019 season.She had earlier returned scores of 78,73,70 in the last three days to make the cut and join the field that will play in the final round today.It is a remarkable feat for the British-born shot-maker whose steady progress has continued to command interest from sponsors and the Nigerian golfing community.Her father, Godfrey, who is on her bag in Morocco, said his emotion at the turn of event is indescribable, saying all the hard works over the years have finally yielded fruits.“I thank all the people that have supported and prayed for Georgia, I can’t describe my joy at this moment. I am overwhelmed that finally she is now a full member of Ladies European Tour,” Godfrey Oboh said.She is the second youngest player in the competition behind Japan’s Rina Tatematsu.Oboh gleaned her first professional title last month with victory at the Cote d’Ivoire Open in Abidjan.Last night, she expressed elation after the fourth day of the qualifiers that her dream of competing at an elite level has finally come to pass.“I am happy my dream of starting my career on the European Tour has become a reality. This will surely give me the opportunity to play with the best golfers in the world. I thank God and I am grateful to my family and supporters for their prayers and encouragement since I started this journey. “The first day was full of ups and downs for me but I believe I played much better on the second day. It was indeed an improved outing on the third day and the final day was a bit better despite starting with the first tee-off on a lake,” she said.England’s Bronte Law posted a course record-equalling 10-under-par 62 in the third round, which included nine birdies in a row: an all-time record on the LET.With a 54-hole total of 13-under-par 203 in the 90-hole marathon qualifier, Law ended the day a stroke ahead of Sweden’s Linnea Ström, who posted the 10-under at Amelkis in pre-qualifying last week.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaGeorgia Oboh has achieved a historic feat by becoming a full member of the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the first and youngest Nigerian to accomplish the feat.The 17-year-old carded 72 on the fourth day of the LET Qualifying School at the Lalla Aicha Tour School at Amelkis Golf Club in Casablanca, Morocco to make the top 60 from the field of 115 competing at the Q –School. Georgia Oboh last_img read more

Magician Jeff Evans Visits Two Libraries for New Years Eve Family…

first_imgFacebook21Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Timberland Regional LibraryLibrarians at the Tumwater and Tenino Timberland libraries have some end-of-year fun up their sleeves for children and their families.Magician Jeff Evans will present Science Magic at both libraries on Tuesday, December 31. Evans will entertain at the Tumwater library at 11 a.m., and at the Tenino library at 2 p.m.Evans will show how objects behave in a way that appears magical, then reveal the scientific reasons for the behaviors. When a borrowed dollar bill shrinks to miniature size, Evans discusses expansion and contraction. When a grownup’s ring is ground to pieces, it’s a demonstration of a simple electronic circuit gone wrong. Of course, everything is put right in the end and the helpers return to their seats as heroes.During the interactive performance, children are exposed to the characteristics of solids, liquids, and gases. The properties of air pressure, static electricity, center of mass, and density are visually demonstrated. Some of the experiments can be duplicated at home.Magic tricks can all be explained by science, says Evans. He has always been fascinated with science experiments and demonstrations. So, the idea of bringing science and magic together was a natural. His goal is to show kids that science is fun. In June, Evans received ParentMap magazine’s 2013 Golden Teddy Award for Best Live Entertainment. “He captures kids’ interest immediately,” and “He has such a great way of connecting with the kids,” said two parents.The performances are being paid for by the libraries’ Friends of the Library groups. The Tumwater Timberland Library is located at 7023 New Market Street, Tumwater; telephone: (360) 943-7790. The Tenino Timberland Library is at 172 Central Avenue W, Tenino; telephone: (360) 264-2369. Call for more information or visit read more

Colin DeForrest Selected as Olympia’s Homeless Response Coordinator

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaThe City of Olympia has hired Colin DeForrest as the City’s new Homeless Response Coordinator. The position was made possible through a City and Faith Community Partnership in which the Evergreen Christian Community is donating $100,000 a year over three years to support the coordinator post.Colin DeForrest, a graduate of Western Washington University, has been selected as the City of Olympia’s new Homeless Response CoordinatorDeForrest joins the City of Olympia after eight years as Tacoma’s Homeless Services Manager. There he was involved in all homeless-related activities and was pivotal to the successful launch of Tacoma’s Emergency Response Plan.“I strongly believe the City of Olympia is in a position to be an example to the region and nation by using innovative housing interventions to engage and connect individuals to services, while also creating a safe and inviting community,” said DeForrest.As Olympia’s Homeless Response Coordinator, DeForrest is responsible for developing and implementing a homeless response plan for the City. He will work with regional bodies on policy development and resource allocation, assist local businesses impacted by homelessness and coordinate with other cities and social services providers on best practice shelter and housing options.“The City is incredibly fortunate to have Colin on staff,” said Keith Stahley, director of Community Planning and Development. “He has proven himself to be a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable, as well as a committed public servant in the arena of homelessness.”DeForrest is a graduate of Western Washington University.  He is the first to hold the position of Homeless Response Coordinator.last_img read more

Mater Dei Seraph Fund Stands at $962,000

first_imgFollowing Saturday night’s gala at which $95,000 was raised, the Save the Seraphs Fund now stands at $962,000. The goal is to raise $1 million.Elizabeth Wulfhorst, public relations chairwoman for the Save the Seraphs Fundraising committee, said that the money came from ticket sales, raffles, silent auction items and even sales of Mater Dei Prep Pandora bracelet charms at its gala at the Shore Casino in Atlantic Highlands, which drew a crowd of 455 people, including NBC News’ Brian Williams.With this momentum, hitting the $1 million goal seems within reach, said Wulfhorst.“We’re so excited. It means basically we can move forward,” she said in an interview Sunday evening. “The million dollars is what we need to get to be financially viable.”The fund has about $350,000 in cash donations, and the balance in pledges. It recently acquired 501(c)(3) status. “Now we’re going to start turning those pledges into donations,” she said.She declined to identify who the big donors are, saying that the school treasures all of the donations the campaign has received. “We’ve had a lot of generous donors,” she said.The school community is striving to raise $1 million to close a funding gap, or face closure in its 50th year as a regional parochial high school in Middletown, NJ.— By Muriel J. Smith and Christina Johnsonlast_img read more

Riverview Medical Center Foundation Dedicated July 3 Fireworks Display to Frontline…

first_imgThe expense of the display was generously underwritten by the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees. Hackensack Meridian Health and Riverview Medical Center extends gratitude to all who contributed, as well as to those in the broader community who gave generously during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. All gifts will support the ongoing efforts at Riverview Medical Center to care for patients during this crisis and beyond. Gifts to support Riverview Medical Center are still being accepted and are 100 percent tax deductible. To donate, please visit, call 201-317-5397 or email [email protected] Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center Foundation’s Fireworks on the Navesink River July 3 was dedicated to the community’s frontline workers, including health care professionals. “We were so pleased to be able to continue this holiday tradition in our community, albeit very differently this year,” said Domenic DiPiero, host and member of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees. “We were proud to be able to celebrate our health care heroes and other essential personnel who have been working tirelessly to keep everyone safe.” RED BANK – To safeguard supporters during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center Foundation was unable to host the annual Family Fireworks on the Navesink event this year. However, the traditional fireworks display still launched at 9 p.m., despite the inclement weather, and was dedicated to the community’s frontline workers, including health care heroes and other essential personnel.  “We are grateful for all those who donated in support of the Fireworks on the Navesink River and were so proud to express our gratitude to the heroes among us, while raising money for a great cause,” said Robert C. Garrett, chief executive officer, Hackensack Meridian Health. “It our greatest hope that all of the safety measures, social distancing and masking that have been implemented statewide are enough to ensure that the worst is behind us, but Hackensack Meridian Health is actively preparing should we experience a resurgence. Community support has been vital in our fight against COVID-19 and we are thankful for their generosity and outpouring of kindness for our health care heroes.” The article originally appeared in the July 16 – 22, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

No playoffs for Bantam Rep Leafs as squad loses numbers game with B.C. Hockey

first_imgThe Bantams have had a light schedule since the Christmas break, scoing a wins over Castlegar 6-3 and 5-4 and a lopsided victory 7-1 over Rossland Tier III.Micah May scored twice against Rossland to lead the Reps.Amit Bhabra, Carson Arcuri, Jacob Shukin, Everett Hicks and Logan Mengler also scored for Nelson.Nelson led 4-0 and 6-1. Against Castlegar, May scored midway through the third period to lift the Reps to the narrow victory.Justin Podgorenko scored twice while Mengler and Austin Tambellini added singles.Replying for Castlegar was K. Klimchuk with a pair while Garret Patterson and Jake G added singles.The Bantam Leafs concludes the West Kootenay League schedule Saturday at the Civic Arena against Castlegar.Game time is 4:15 p.m. Playoffs will not be in the cards for the Nelson Leafs Bantam Reps after B.C. Hockey designated the Nelson Minor Hockey Association squad Tier II for the upcoming post season.Realizing the team, which plays in the Tier III division, cannot compete with the elite Trail Tier II squad, Nelson has decided not to enter the playoff round.B.C. Hockey made the decision after the Reps needed players get players from outside the Nelson Minor Hockey catchment area to ice a team.This decision meant the Reps needed to take the numbers from the other district, pushing the team into the Tier II division.“There will be no playoffs for the team this year as B.C. Hockey has designated us Tier 2 and we will not therefore be competing against Castlegar for a bid for Provincials in Burnaby,” a team spokes person told The Nelson Daily.“The team has opted instead to attend a tournament in Abbotsford in March over the break.”last_img read more

Is Life More than Sewage?

first_imgLook at the sewer pipe accompanying an article on Science Daily.  The article claims that a bacterium in the sewer water is a “missing link” in our evolution.  How can this be?    For a long time, evolutionists have tried to bridge the gap between bacteria, which lack a nucleus, and eukaryotes which have them.  A leading theory was that at some time two prokaryotes fused together, one becoming the nucleus for the other.  This theory is called endosymbiosis because the engulfed cell became dependent on the host cell and the host cell benefited from work done by the slave cell.  But now, evolutionists at the University of Dublin claim that larger bacteria in sewer water provide the missing link between the two cell types; no fusion was needed.    Dr Emmanuel Reynaud from University College Dublin, one of the co-authors of the paper in Science,1 told the media, “Our discovery means that the appearance of eukaryotic cells on Earth can be explained by Darwinian evolution over billions of years rather than a ‘big bang’ fusion theory.”    In their paper in Science,1 the Devos and Reynaud claim that the Planctomycetes, Verrucomicrobia, Chlamydiae (PVC) form a “superphylum” that acted as “a ‘cauldron’ for the evolution of eukaryotic and archaeal features, and that the superphylum is indicative of a path of intermediate steps between such an ancestor and an archaeal-eukaryotic ancestor (before the eventual split of the two domains).”  Their assertion, however, was hardly a hypothesis; they called it “a starting point for considering whether such features originated in a PVC-related ancestor from which the common eukaryotic and archaeal branch arose.”    As evidence, they pointed to intermediate-looking structures for the bacterial cell wall and cytoskeleton.  They also suggested that organelles originated by invagination of the cell membrane.  A table in their paper lists 14 features, some of which are shared by archaea, and some which are shared by eukaryotes.  These and other outward similarities they said “may illustrate intermediate evolutionary attempts” at becoming eukaryotes.  Notably absent from their list, however, is a full nucleus with the nuclear pore complex that controls entry and exit, chromosomes, mitochondria, and many of the machine-operated organelles characteristic of eukaryotes.    In all honesty, they could not be dogmatic about their suggestion, as the ending paragraph makes clear:The PVC bacteria are indeed a curiosity and their phylogenetic location in the Tree of Life is unclear.  Although these features could be the result of lateral gene transfer events, convergence, or a complex universal ancestor, their intermediate nature can be considered a more parsimonious scenario.  The possibility of a fusion scenario remains disputed.  More evolutionary scenarios are likely to unfold—and be debated—as more bacteria and archaea are discovered and characterized.  Although division into three domains of life remains the norm, the PVC superphylum may reflect continuity between the three domains, blurring their distinction.The news media, though, went berserk with the suggestion that another “missing link” had been discovered.  In addition to Science Daily’s teaser, “Sewage Water Bacteria: ‘Missing Link’ in Early Evolution of Life on Earth?”, SoftPedia announced that “Sewage Sheds Light on the Origin of Eukaryotic Cells,” and Before It’s News stated confidently, “Sewage Water Bacteria Fills ‘Missing Link’ In Early Evolution Of Life On Earth.”1.  Devos and Reynaud, “Evolution: Intermediate Steps,” Science, 26 November 2010: Vol. 330 no. 6008 pp. 1187-1188, DOI: 10.1126/science.1196720.Where are the reporters saying this is dumb, dumb, dumb?  Why do they fall in line like toy ducks with a string-pull voice recording, quacking “Missing link! Missing link!”?  Here are the headlines astute journalists should be writing:Your Ancestors Live in Sewage?  Get RealTwo Evolutionists Tell Grand Fib in the Name of ScienceScientists Declare War on Endosymbiotic Theory, Causing Rift Among EvolutionistsEvolutionists Guilty of Claiming Similarities Suggest AncestryComplex Molecular Machines Ignored in Weak Evolutionary TaleSpeculation Without Evidence: Evolutionists Appeal to ImaginationEvolutionists Admit They Don’t Know Where Bacteria Fit in Tree of LifeTwo Evolutionists Invoke Miracles to Explain Origin of EukaryotesThis last one is justified by counting the number of times Devos and Reynaud invoked the well-worn evolutionary miracle words originated, arose, emerged and the like in their “scenario” (i.e., tall tale).  If PVC was such a glorious revolution in celldom, how come all the other bacteria didn’t get with the show?  Why did they live happily for two billion years without getting hip?  If journalists would just do their jobs and ask critical questions, science news would be a lot more interesting.    It’s a sad state of affairs in science when evolutionists can tell stories and get away with it.  What we need as a “more parsimonious scenario” in biology is less scenario and more observational evidence.  Certain evolutionists and their gutless lackeys in the media could learn a little parsimony – by getting fired.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 5, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180105_RyanMartinToday looks very similar to the past two days over Ohio .Wind chills are a factor this morning as yet another wave of bitter cold air has settled in. Temperatures will struggle to work through the teens today. Tomorrow we should see temps start to work a little higher, and full south flow will bring temps up to near normal levels for Sunday ahead of our next system.We have no changes to the outlook of that system, short of knocking its arrival time back just a bit this morning. WE think the precipitation from our next storm complex waits to develop in earnest until after midnight Sunday night. Then precipitation continues through the overnight, and through most of Monday. The track still suggests mostly snow over Ohio, with a little bit of light rain trying to mix in well south. Our official snow totals are as follows: 2-5” over 90% of the state. 2-3 inch totals will be seen in most locations, and the 4-5” snows will likely be limited to an area bounded by a triangle between Chillicothe to Cambridge to Marietta. We will see better snows here than our neighbors to the west will…as Indiana totals look to be mostly in the 1-3 inch range (just for comparison)…that is what the farther south and east track (vs. what we saw early in the week) has done.Drier, colder Arctic high pressure comes in behind the front for Monday night through Thursday. We continue to look for temps to drop to below normal levels for that period. However, we do have some changes for later next week. Our next front has changed its orientation somewhat, and we think we can see strong south winds develop late Thursday afternoon into Friday that will take temperatures up in a hurry. We could see some significant snow melt going in to Friday. The front will also bring another round of precipitation, with liquid equivalent totals of .25”-.5” from Friday night through Saturday. While we expect some rain to try and mix in, particularly south, we will be keen on seeing where the good snows set up.  Right now we look for several inches next Saturday, with the best snows near the lake. Precipitation coverage next weekend will be 100% of the state, and snow coverage could be upwards of 80% once again.The extended 11-16 day forecast window has knocked out next front back to the 15th, but it still does not have much moisture with it…only a few hundredths to a tenth or two, so we do not expect anything more than minor snow accumulations. Farther in the period, though, around the 18th, we have another strong front sweeping in from the NW. That front has liquid equivalent precipitation up to.75” with excellent coverage over the state. Temperatures will be the key to the forecast though. Each of these systems over the next 2 weeks have strong south flow with them, and temps that may be able to slowly work higher. So, these extended systems, especially ones with good moisture content, have a chance of bringing better rain potential to the area instead of snow. Temperatures will be what we look closely at as this forecast pattern evolves.last_img read more

Facebook, Twitter, Google score during FIFA World Cup

first_imgTwitter and Facebook lit up in a World Cup frenzy this week as millions of people around the world took to social media to share in the ups and downs of the matches.Defending champion Spain’s stunning elimination Wednesday after a 2-0 defeat to Chile generated a lot of buzz, though not as much as the Cup’s opening match between Brazil and Croatia.Google, meanwhile, tracked more than 641 million World Cup-related searches. In the week leading up the U.S. team’s game against Ghana on Monday, there were 10 times more searches for the World Cup in the U.S. than for the NBA Finals, which were in progress at the time.Here’s a look at how the World Cup fared online this week:TWEET DELUGEThere were 4.9 million tweets sent out Monday during the U.S. team’s match against Ghana. That compared with 12.2 million during the opening game last week between Brazil and Croatia, the most tweeted-about match so far. In comparison, there were 19.1 million tweets sent about this year’s Oscars, but that was within a 12-hour window surrounding the award show. All 32 participating World Cup teams have Twitter accounts – latecomer Iran joined just in time last week as @TeamMeliIran.THE LITTLE GUYNotice anything different on Google Maps this week? Look a little closer. That’s right, the little yellow guy that guides users through the Street View feature (“Pegman,” as he’s called), has been dressed up in black shorts and a white T-shirt and is holding a soccer ball. While you’re at it, you can also look inside all the World Cup stadiums using Street View.advertisementWHO’S TALKING ON FACEBOOK?Watching the U.S. beat Ghana on Monday, men aged 25 to 34 were posting about the match the most, followed by men ages 18 to 24, then men 35-44. Women between 25 and 34 came next. As for countries, the top 5 countries with the most posts were, in order, the U.S., Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand and England. In all, 10 million people generated 15 million “interactions” on Facebook, which include posts, comments, likes and shares.Why Thailand, you ask, considering it’s not in the tournament? The country’s military junta, in an effort to “return happiness to the people,” negotiated a deal with the tournament’s broadcaster to allow all the games to be shown for free. Previously, the broadcaster had only planned to show 22 of the 64 matches for free.GOALS ON GOOGLE?Google is sharing some World Cup stats that look at what people are searching for during the matches. In anticipation of Saturday’s Germany vs. Ghana game, for example people in Germany were searching for Ghana player Kevin Prince Boateng 20 percent more than for his brother Jerome Boateng – even though the Jerome plays for Germany.Germans were also searching for caipirinhas more often than people in Brazil, perhaps because Brazilians already know how to concoct their national cocktail, made from cachaca, sugar and lime. In Brazil, which tied with Mexico on Tuesday, searches for a Mexican TV character called the Crimson Grasshopper soared after Mexico fans dressed as “El Chapulin Colorado” to support their team.last_img read more