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‘Like champions:’ UST posts emotional win to end nightmare season

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES “We were beaten, but we continue to fight until we get the win. We always fall short, but even though we’re losing, we still stick together, go back in training, and try to correct our mistakes.”The 20-year-old was also touched to see the support of the UST community, which came out at the Smart Araneta Coliseum for the team’s final game.“For me, whenever they cheer, it’s really a big boost for us, especially when we got the lead. I feel like we have someone backing us up and won’t let us down. So we don’t want to let them down,” he said.And as UST turns the page and move on from this nightmare of a campaign, Lee is hopeful that the Growling Tigers will be a much better team.“This is not just for coach Boy, but also for the whole UST community,” he said. “I hope whatever we endured will be a lesson for us, an inspiration for the next season. I hope we can recover next year.”ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny READ: UST averts winless season, beats UEThe win also marked the end of one of the darkest times in the school’s rich basketball history after the Tigers dropped their first 13 games of the season-17 straight dating back to last season-easily their worst performance in the UAAP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAfter the buzzer, Lee shared a moment with his coach Boy Sablan, who took majority of the flak for all the losing.“We endured a lot and that made us players closer to coach because we always want to make up for the losses,” said the 5-foot-8 playmaker.center_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set UST Growling Tigers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas may have had a tumultuous season, but Marvin Lee found relief after the Growling Tigers escaped the ignominy of ending UAAP Season 80 without a win.“It feels good to win. It’s like we feel like champions. I just thank the Lord because he fulfilled my wish for us to win at least one, that we won’t be 0-14,” said the UST captain a thrilling 88-85 victory over University of the East on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pasaol pleased with UE’s campaign despite 3-11 recordlast_img read more

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11 homeless after fire guts 2 buildings

first_imgA fire of unknown origin has completely destroyed two buildings on Bishop Street, between Princes and Norton Streets, Georgetown leaving at least 11 people homeless and millions of dollars in losses.The fire reportedly started about 18:30h in the upper flat of the Lot 32 Bishop Street home and quickly spread to the other building.The blazing fire at the Bishop Street homes on Wednesday eveningBased on reports received, the house in which the fire started was occupied by two families.The first apartment was occupied by a deejay, Clifton Mosley, and his wife, Gloria Barry, while the other apartment was occupied by the couple’s grandchildren.According to Barry, she left her apartment and went into the yard to fetch some water and within minutes, she saw smoke billowing from the upper flat of the apartment. She immediately raised an alarm and ran to safety. Her grandchildren also made it to safety.Speaking with Guyana Times at the scene, Mosley  related that he was out and as he returned home, he saw heavy smoke in the air and upon enquiring, he was told that his house was on fire. The devastated man, who sat on his motorcycle helplessly, stated that everything that he worked for over the years went up in flames.He noted that his most prized possession, his laptop computer was in the house. He could not say what started the fire, but he was thankful that no one was injured.One man who noticed the fire during its initial stage explained that he immediately went to assist several people who had already formed a bucket brigade, but owing to the dryness of the wood, the houses were quickly engulfed.  He further explained that by the time the firefighters arrived at the scene, one of the houses was already unsalvageable and they concentrated on the nearby houses.He is of the belief if the firefighters had used the Princes Street entrance, they could have saved the second building, but they used the Norton Street entrance.At the scene, Divisional Operations Officer Compton Sparman told media operatives that the Guyana Fire Service received the call about 18:30h and deployed four units, including two bowsers with almost 4000 gallons of water.Nevertheless, he noted that as the firefighters assessed the fire, they had to tap into a water source since there were no fire hydrants. He noted that the firefighters worked extremely hard to save the nearby buildings, adding that the area is known for its circle breeze effect.On this note, he recalled that 13 buildings were destroyed in the same area as a result of the circle breeze effect and as such, commended the firefighters for their exemplary work to contain the blaze.Meanwhile, at least two persons who occupied nearly buildings were rushed to the hospital. Their conditions are listed as stable. Officials of the Guyana Fire Service have launched an investigation into the cause of the fire while members of the Guyana Police Force were seen taking statements from the occupants of the houses.This is the third fire for the week. On Sunday, three people, including a one-year-old perished in a fire at Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara, after the house was purposely set ablaze. On Tuesday, another house was set alight by a jilted man at Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara.last_img read more

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THAG endorses Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee

first_img12th Annual Guyana Cup…Over the past 12 editions of the Guyana Cup, the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee has been expanding to cater to increasing numbers of visitors – new and returning – having received approximately 12,000 at last year’s event.The Tourism and Hospitality Association (THAG) was pleased to endorse the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee in its hosting of the 12th Annual Guyana Cup in collaboration with the Rising Sun Turf Club on August 19, 2018.The Annual Guyana Cup is a successful tourism event in its own right having been responsible for bringing a unique niche of visitors to the destination following the offspring of their internationally bred horses from the USA, Suriname, Trinidad, Canada and other locations.It is with delight that THAG endorses this sporting tourism initiative hosted by the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee and proposes that it should be addedTHAG members during their meeting with the Cup’s Organising Committee membersas a calendar event for fans of horse- racing and families alike seeking new experiences while in Guyana.Sport tourism refers to the experience of travel to engage in or view sport-related activities. It is generally recognised that there are three types of sport tourism including sport event tourism, active sport tourism, and nostalgia sport tourism.Sport event tourism includes hallmark events such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup football championships. Since the early 1990s, international sporting events such as the World Cups and the Olympic Games were actively promoted as tourist attractions bringing large numbers of people to the destination following their team or in this case, favourite horse.In addition to these major hallmark events, sponsored tournaments such as the IPL Twenty20 cricket and tennis have also joined the plethora of this spectator-based sector of sport tourism. Similarly, tourism associated with professional sport teams and athletics namely the Digicel Meet in Jamaica are part of this type of sports tourism. Who is to say that the Annual Guyana Cup cannot attain these heights?Given that the Cup is a family-oriented and key tourism event for Berbice, THAG encourages all patrons to have a designated driver; if you drink, drink responsibly and travel safely when departing the event.last_img read more

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‘Trophies matter’, says Mourinho ahead of Liverpool clash

first_imgThe 18-times English champions have won just one prize in the past 12 years — the League Cup under Kenny Dalglish in 2012 — despite featuring in two European finals.Mourinho won the Europa League and FA Cup in his first season at Old Trafford but ended last season empty-handed and his team are lagging 16 points behind Klopp’s side in this season’s title race.“I think trophies matter, yeah,” said Mourinho. “I think it matters, especially when you have the potential to fight for trophies and when you clearly say the objective is to win the trophies.“I think sometimes just to say it is not very intelligent. But when you have the potential you have nothing to hide.“I don’t read much but I think they (Liverpool) have said that their objective is to win the Premier League,” he added.Even though Klopp has yet to win silverware at Anfield, Mourinho acknowledges that the Liverpool manager has built a team in his own image, full of attacking intent.By contrast, the United manager believes he is still a long way from having a team that reflects the way he wants to play.“A football team is not just about spending the money,” said Mourinho. “A football team is a little bit like a house. A house is not just about buying your furniture. You have to do work on the house and when it’s ready you buy the furniture.“You spend money on the best possible furniture and then you are ready to live in an amazing house.”– Injury toll –Mourinho faces taking a depleted squad to Anfield on Sunday, with several players battling to recover from the injuries that kept them out of Wednesday’s Champions League defeat in Valencia.Defender Victor Lindelof and forward Alexis Sanchez will definitely miss the game as they continue to recover from hamstring injuries.Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian, Diogo Dalot, Scott McTominay and Marcos Rojo will be assessed to ascertain whether they can return against Liverpool.Goalkeeper David de Gea and midfielder Nemanja Matic, who were rested against Valencia, will return, but United’s manager remains unsure how many players he will have to choose from.“In Valencia, only De Gea and Matic were available to play and didn’t travel by decision,” he said.“Apart from that, the other players who didn’t travel were not fit to play in Valencia. All of them had injuries and they were not ready.“All of them didn’t train yesterday again and today there will be a little introduction to training — I don’t want to say test — to see the answer, to see if we can increase it a little bit tomorrow to have them available for Sunday. I hope that some will be available but for sure some will not be.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Mourinho is preparing his depleted Manchester United squad for a Premier League clash against Liverpool © AFP/File / JOSE JORDANMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 14 – Jose Mourinho says success is best measured in trophies as he prepares to take his injury-hit Manchester United squad to high-flying Liverpool on Sunday.Liverpool are top of the Premier League before the weekend round of matches but have yet to win a trophy under the management of Jurgen Klopp, who has been in charge since October 2015.last_img read more

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SUMMER IS HERE! READ OUR GUIDE TO DONEGAL’S GREATEST FESTIVALS

first_imgThe weather is set to take a turn for the better and with summer finally here, it means that festival time is nearly upon us.Here in this article for donegaldaily.com KATRINA DEVINE rounds up some of the best Donegal festivals this year.Sea Sessions Bundoran 24th-26th June: Donegal’s very own camping, music and surf festival. The highlights of this year’s line-up include Ziggy Marley, Bell X1, Grandmaster Flash and The Go! Team. Day and weekend tickets are available from Xtra Vision, HMV or online. Rory Gallagher Festival 2011 2nd-5th June: This year marks the 10th anniversary of the festival that celebrates the international legend. This year’s line-up includes the Eric Bell Band, Jan Akkerman Band and Martin Carthy. Joining those greats are many tribute acts performing at various locations in Ballyshannon.Seafest 1st-3rd July: The land based activities of Seafest such as walks, games and theatre will happen in Rathmullan. On the water, there will be the Lough Swilly Regatta and the Saldanha Cup Regatta. There will also be taster lessons in wind surfing and paddle boarding. The festival also aims to promote local produce so there will be plenty of food on offer.Buncrana Music Festival 21st-24th July: Donegal’s second biggest town hosts one of the most eclectic mixes of traditional and modern. This year’s festival includes Bobby Kimball of Toto and Irish sensation Mundy. The music runs alongside daytime events like treasure hunts and the annual festival 5k.Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival 29th-31st July: After Ballyshannon recovers from the Rory Gallagher festival; the town will host a weekend of folk and traditional music. This year’s line-up includes Frankie Gavin & De Dannan and Finbar Furey. The festival will also hold instrument workshops and other events. Rathmullan festival 29th-31st July: The August bank holiday also plays host to the Rathmullan Community Festival. The festival features music, workshops and a parade. There are plenty of activities for children including a treasure hunt. The programme has not been finalised yet but it is safe to say there will be something for everyone.Moville Regatta 31st July-1st August: Yachts, dinghies, drontheims (Greencastle Yawl), foyle class punts, rowing races and kayaking can all be enjoyed at the annual event. Monday the 1st of August will have children’s sports on The Green. There will also be music and craic to be enjoyed over the weekend in the hotels and pubs of Moville.Kilcar Fleadh 6th-13th August: This is a must for all traditional music lovers. The annual weeklong Fleadh hosts some of the best Irish music performers in Donegal. There will workshops in fiddle, accordion and tin whistle. There are also workshops in traditional singing and dancing.A taste of Donegal Food Festival 2011 26th – 28th August: Seanator David Norris will open the festival on Friday 26th and Barbara Edwards will provide music. The Marquee will be open from 11am on Saturday and will feature exhibiters from Donegal and all over Ireland. There will also be cookery demonstrations and celebrity chef appearances. It is a great opportunity to experience some of the best artisan food producers that Ireland has to offer.Donegal Shore Festival 1st-5th September: Daniel O Donnell will open the festivities in Kincasslagh. The other line-up highlights include Hugo Duncan, Margo, Shaun Cuddy, John McNicoll and Micheal English. A must for Daniel fans near and far. * Are you involved in community events or festivals? Send the details to us on info@donegaldaily.comSUMMER IS HERE! READ OUR GUIDE TO DONEGAL’S GREATEST FESTIVALS was last modified: May 31st, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegal festivalsdonegaldaily.comlast_img read more

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ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY SET FOR GLORIOUS SUNDAY AT CONWAL

first_imgAnother chamber music recital is in preparation for this Sunday afternoon 11th of May at 3pm in Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny.The Donegal Chamber Music Society continues with its popular Sunday afternoon concerts “Sundays in Conwal”, once more with the Donegal Camerata String Quintet, the resident ensemble of the series.Started in 2012, this series has increased both in numbers and variety of events, attracting regular classical music goers from as far as Culdaff, Crolly, Fanad, Derry and Strabane who gather together every month to enjoy another recital in this historic church in the Cathedral Town. For this occasion, the Donegal Camerata String Quintet will be joined by St. Eunan’s Cathedral Choir (conducted by Graham Harrison) and by Bass singer Brian McKeever, known to many people in Donegal and now living in Cavan.Graham Harrison has been involved in music making in Letterkenny for more than 30 years now; music lovers recall his Cathedral Boys Choir, the former Glendoon Singers and, more recently, the Conwal Singers, and his multi-instrumental skills.In 2012 he was appointed organist in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, continuing its musical tradition with his expert knowledge of the repertory. Less known, perhaps, are his composing skills; his songs for Bass and Violin, inspired by the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh, will be performed by Brian McKeever (bass) and the leader of the Donegal Camerata, Hungarian born violinist Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo (violin resource tutor with Donegal Music Education Partnership).The String Quintet will perform music by Antonio Vivaldi, Samuel Barber, Leopold Mozart and Vincent Kennedy (CMC). At the end of the concert the ensemble will be joined by St. Eunan’s Cathedral Choir, which will present music by Gabriel Fauré, Johannes Eccard and Jacques Berthier. Admission: €10 / €5. Tickets available at the door.ProgramAntonín Dvorak: Waltz in A Major, Op. 54 No. 1Samuel Barber: Adagio for strings, Op. 11Antonio Vivaldi: Largo from “The Winter” Op. 8 No. 4 Charles Hubert Parry: Two Intermezzi for String TrioGeorg Friedrich Händel: Sarabande / Gottfried Heinrich Stölze: BourréeOisin and Ross Skinnader, cellos (DMEP’s students)Vincent Kennedy: Memories for two violins Leopold Mozart: Divertimento for strings in D MajorGraham Harrison: Three Kavanagh Songs for Bass and ViolinGabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean RacineJohannes Eccard: When Mary to the Temple wentJacques Berthier: Laudate Dominumhttp://donegalchambermusic.blogspot.ie/ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY SET FOR GLORIOUS SUNDAY AT CONWAL was last modified: May 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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:conwalDonegal Chamber Music SocietyMUSICSt Eunan’s Cathedral ChoirSundayslast_img read more

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Mice pitch woo like songbirds do

first_imgST. LOUIS – Songbirds may be the Sinatras of the animal world, but male mice can carry a tune too, say Washington University researchers who were surprised by what they heard. Scientists have known for decades that male lab mice produce high-frequency sounds – undetectable by human ears – when they pick up the scent of a female mouse. This high-pitched babble is presumably for courtship, although scientists are not certain. But it turns out those sounds are more complex and interesting than previously thought. “It soon became … apparent that these vocalizations were not random twitterings but songs,” said researcher Timothy Holy. “There was a pattern to them. They sounded a lot like bird songs.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week To make their point, the researchers provided audio recordings of the sounds, which have been modified for human ears. The recordings do indeed sound birdlike. The findings by the researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are published online Tuesday in the journal Public Library of Science Biology. If the analysis by the researchers is confirmed, mice can be added to the short list of creatures that sing in the presence of the opposite sex, including songbirds, humpback whales, porpoises, insects and, possibly, bats. “There was joy in this discovery,” Holy said. “We didn’t expect it.” The finding opens the possibility of using mice to study and develop treatments for autism and other communication disorders, said Holy, the lead author and assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy at the university’s medical school. Bird song, how it is perceived and learned, is used to understand how the human brain works. But some questions might be posed better with mice, for experimental convenience, he said. If it is true that the male mice are producing songs, it raises questions about how their sounds develop and whether mice – like birds – are able to learn new sounds, said animal communication expert Peter Marler, a behavioral neurobiologist at University of California, Davis. He said “extraordinarily little” is known about how the human brain helps people learn to speak. “We don’t know even where to look in the (human) brain,” he said. “If it were to turn out that (mice) songs are learned, and that parts of the brain are involved in learning, that might open a new area of investigation.” Marler said the only mammals known to learn new sounds are whales and porpoises, and “they’re not exactly ideal for study.” Holy and co-author Zhongsheng Guo were studying the brain response in male mice to chemical signals emitted by female mice. The mice sounds were not audible to humans without technical amplification. Initially, researchers recorded the sounds with a microphone, stored them in a computer and converted them to an image. Later, they developed a way to hear the sounds by recording them on tape and reconstructing them four octaves lower. Holy said the mice sounds met two key criteria for song – distinct syllables and recurring themes, “like the melodic hook in a catchy tune.” He said their finding is not just perception, but a “very careful quantitative analysis of sounds.” Holy said adult bird songs are much more practiced, predictable and refined than those of mice, but even birds don’t start out as great singers. They learn. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Warriors’ Steve Kerr on emulating Spurs’ success: ‘It may be a pipe dream’

first_imgLAS VEGAS – Perhaps the many wine-tasting sessions with Gregg Popovich have brought Steve Kerr more clarity. So too, perhaps, did the meetings here last week with Popovich and his Team USA coaching staff.Kerr hopes the Warriors can mirror the San Antonio Spurs’ long-term success by emulating a team-oriented culture and continually building around three star players. Can the Warriors do it, though?“It may be a pipe dream, honestly,” Kerr said.Reaching the NBA Finals five years in a row, as …last_img

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Origin of Life Theories Lost in Space

first_imgScenarios for life’s origin contradict one another and compete for implausibility.Cosmic BarbecueQuick! Think of the most unlikely place for the origin of life! How about right next to a hot star? Well, Lawrence Livermore evolutionists speculate that hot stars created conditions for DNA to form. Their press release accompanied by a photo of a blazing star, “A hot start for the origin of life?” says,DNA is synonymous with life, but where did it originate? One way to answer this question is to try to recreate the conditions that formed DNA’s molecular precursors. These precursors are carbon ring structures with embedded nitrogen atoms, key components of nucleobases, which themselves are building blocks of the double helix.Now, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) and the University of Hawaii at Manoa have shown for the first time that cosmic hot spots, such as those near stars, could be excellent environments for the creation of these nitrogen-containing molecular rings.What this implies is that they cannot imagine these rings forming on earth. They had to use a lab setup at 700 Kelvins to get them to join up.  “It’s not easy for carbon atoms to form rings that contain nitrogen,” one of them said as he dreamed of the building blocks of DNA cooking on the “cosmic barbecue.”In the BeginningThe secular Genesis: “In the beginning, there were simple chemicals. And they produced amino acids that eventually became the proteins necessary to create single cells. And the single cells became plants and animals.” That, in all seriousness, is how a press release from Univ. of North Carolina Medical School starts, accompanied by two smiling evolutionists. While the origin of life is still being studied, readers are assured that “there is widespread scientific consensus on the evolution from the first cell into plants and animals” including the human animals in the photos. “But it’s still a mystery how the building blocks were first assembled into the proteins that formed the machinery of all cells,” so the smiling human animals have “shed new light on the transition from building blocks into life some 4 billion years ago.” First, though, we find they had to switch off another light: “Their findings … fly in the face of the problematic “RNA world” theory.” Readers may be shocked to hear that the leading theory is problematic. Indeed: “Wolfenden and Carter argue that RNA did not work alone; in fact, it was no more likely that RNA catalyzed peptide formation than it was for peptides to catalyze RNA formation.” So what’s the solution? Imagine three improbable things before breakfast:“Our work shows that the close linkage between the physical properties of amino acids, the genetic code, and protein folding was likely essential from the beginning, long before large, sophisticated molecules arrived on the scene,” said Carter, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the UNC School of Medicine. “This close interaction was likely the key factor in the evolution from building blocks to organisms.”The two evolutionists are fully aware of the complexity of tRNA synthetases in living cells that translate the DNA code into the protein language. But that’s today. How did such a complex system emerge? The press release descends into mysticism, with a heroine named LUCA emerging from a “boiling caldron of chemicals” with a golden key in her hand, an “earlier genetic code” that unlocked the genetic code we have today. From there, natural selection did the magic, producing “complexity from simplicity.” How this improves on Genesis is not apparent.Another Shrimp on the BarbieSome evolutionists from Spain and their partners are starstruck with hope for a cure for their depression. According to Science Daily, they were worried about “One of science’s greatest challenges” which is “learning about the origin of life and its precursor molecules.” This implies that all the work since Miller’s spark-discharge experiments in 1953, indeed back to Oparin in the 1920s, was for naught. So they went about “Shedding light on the formation of the pre-biotic molecule formamide” in hopes this molecule, found in stellar dust, will be the key to unlocking the mystery of life. “Protosuns are teeming with prebiotic molecules,” the headline reads. What self-respecting prebiotic molecule wouldn’t have the ambition to become biotic? One thing they do know: using their minds, they can use formamide to synthesize “sugars, amino acids and even nucleic acids essential for life,” provided they apply their intelligent design.Cyanide on the RocksNature speaks of “Prebiotic chemistry on the rocks,” but without intending to alarm evolutionists about possible dashed hopes. What they mean is that stars can gen up some lively cocktails. Nitriles can be formed around stars, then rain down on earthrocks via icy comets, a new theory says in the same issue of Nature. Spectral lines “trace the surface of a vast reservoir of icy bodies that can deliver volatile organics to the surfaces of young rocky planets or to moons circling gas-giant planets at distances from the central star at which liquid water is stable.” But will anyone want to taste-test a cocktail laced with cyanide? Go ahead, drink it. “The potentially prebiotic chemistry traced by asteroids and comets in the Solar System is therefore replicated, at least in part, in other young planetary systems — suggesting that planets are supplied with these life-bearing elements as they are born.” Since you came from cyanide, it should be just fine. It even comes with NASA’s endorsement.It’s Amino World Facing BulletsIf you can’t get the peptides down to the ground any other way, shoot them at the Earth with comet bullets. Icarus discusses shocking experiments promising “Peptide synthesis triggered by comet impacts: A possible method for peptide delivery to the early Earth and icy satellites.” They got three racemic alanine molecules to join up in shock tests. It’s a start. If they could get 410 amino acids of one hand, it would be far more impressive.As noted, secular materialists have been working on “scenarios” to get molecules to living cells since Darwin speculated about his imaginary “warm little pond,” yet the origin of life remains “one of science’s greatest challenges” to them—right now in 2015. It’s not one of science‘s greatest challenges; science shows profound evidence of design. The great challenge is to atheists who invaded the science lab under the spell of a quaint Victorian cult that began after 1859. The disciples of the X-Club wizards promise to shed light but deliver darkness. They promise keys but never unlock the door. They promise complexity from simplicity but never get past simplistic magic tricks. The Miller Myth came and went. The RNA World Myth is dying a painful death. They’ve offered coacervates, proteinoid microspheres, hydrothermal vent cookeries, cosmic barbecues and other tricks that never work. How much longer do we give the charlatans? It’s long past time to kick them out of the lab and send them back to witches’ covens where they would feel much more comfortable, and welcome. There, nobody would dispute their “widespread … consensus” that exists only when the majority of people who believe in intelligent design are disenfranchised. (Visited 42 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 47 | RFS and RINs, salamanders, and ag at the capitol

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Ag Net crew is back from Commodity Classic for this week’s podcast, courtesy of AgriGold. A variety of topics are covered in this week’s episode, including Ty Higgins speaking with Fred Yoder on the state of the industry. Matt Reese visits with David Hague on salamander hunting in Ohio. Joel Penhorwood hears from Ohio Farm Bureau’s Joe Cornely on their recent Ag Day at the Capitol as well as their upcoming county presidents trip to Washington D.C.last_img

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