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Women’s Soccer Poised for Saturday Fixture at Evansville

first_imgWolak and Emily Ormson pace the Aces with two goals apiece. Ormson is one of three Evansville players to register an assist this season, and she leads the team with five points. The Purple Aces (1-8-2, 0-1-1 MVC) are searching for the first win at home this season. They lost at Illinois State, 3-0, in their last match. Drake leads the all-time series 12-10-1. Live stats and a live stream will be available for the match. The Bulldogs fell at Missouri State, 1-0, in their last game. With a week break to reorganize, Drake is aiming to get back to their winning ways in Evansville. Live Stats Drake and Evansville squared off twice last year. The sides fought to a scoreless draw in Des Moines during the regular season before the Bulldogs won a double-overtime thriller, 1-0, in the MVC tournament. Olivia Bruce assisted on a goal by Libby Helverson in the 103rd minute to push Drake into the conference championship match. Story Linkscenter_img Scouting Evansville Goalkeeper Michaela Till has notched 63 saves this season and boasts a 0.733 save percentage. Print Friendly Version After finishing last season 4-12-3, Evansville was slotted fifth in the MVC preseason poll. Sophomore midfielder Emily Wolak, who earned second-team all-conference status in 2018, garnered preseason All-MVC honors prior to this year. Live Stream EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Drake University women’s soccer team travels to Evansville on Saturday for a 3 p.m. kickoff against the Purple Aces. The Purple Aces are winless in their last five go-arounds, losing four matches and producing a 0-0 draw at Indiana State. The offense has struggled to generate quality opportunities as Evansville has been held scoreless in five-straight matches. Opponents are outshooting the Aces by nearly double (16.5 shots per game to 8.3), a ratio that remains consistent in shots on target (8.5 to 4.2).last_img read more

It’s Brolly Chilly in the Swilly says frrrrrrreeeezing Joe!

first_imgHundreds of people gathered in the seaside village of Rathmullan today to see GAA motormouth Joe Brolly get dumped into the sea.The controversial TV commentator was the star attraction as the county held its popular annual Polar Plunge.Wearing a Mayo GAA jersey and very little else, Brolly was true to his word and jumped into the freezing waters of Lough Swilly. Thousands of euro was raised in the process for the Donegal Special Olympics fundraising campaign.Joe Brolly takes the plunge at the Polar Plunge in Rathmullan in North Donegal in aid of the Special Olympics. 9North West Newspix)The event has become a huge crowd-pulled in recent years and last Rathmullan (with a population of only 550) raised the largest amount of money out of every Polar Plunge across Ireland beating Dublin, Cork and other big towns with €12,038.The Irish Naval Vessel, LÉ George Bernard Shaw, was present alongside Rathmullan Pier for visitors while the Gardai, army and coastguard also took part in the day.Santa kept all the children happy after he arrived on the R118 Coastguard helicopter. Members of the local Garda doing the Polar Plunge in Rathmullan.; (North West Newspix)Organiser Garda Sgt Paul Magee said there was no doubt Joe Brolly was a big attraction!“For some strange reason a lot of people wanted to see Joe dumped into the freezing waters of Lough Swilly.“Joe was true to his word and he was a great sport,” said Sgt Magee.Cllr John O’Donnell takes the plunge at the Polar Plunge in Rathmullan in North Donegal in aid of the Special Olympics. 9North West Newspix)It’s Brolly Chilly in the Swilly says frrrrrrreeeezing Joe! was last modified: December 10th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJOE BROLLYLough SwillyPolar Plungelast_img read more

Whale of a Batty Tale on Sonar Evolution

first_imgHow did two animals completely different in size and ancestry, living in very different environments, arrive at the same complex sensing mechanism?Bats and whales are both mammals, but they could hardly be more different.  A press release from the University of Southern Denmark describes the extremes,Sperm whales weigh up to 50 tons, and the smallest bat barely reaches a gram. Nevertheless, the two species share the same success story: They both have developed the ability to use echolocation – a biological sonar – for hunting. Now Danish researchers show that the biosonar of toothed whales and bats share surprisingly many similarities – even though they live in very different environments and vary extremely in size.The article describes echolocation as “one of Nature’s extremely successful specializations,” then asks, “why have such different animals as whales and bats both developed the same technique?”  The answer cannot be relationship, because (according to the evolutionary scenario), their common ancestors diverged 200 million years ago. Both bats and whales “developed the ability” long after they split onto separate branches of the mammalian tree.And yet the sounds of a tiny bat and a huge whale are “surprisingly similar,” the researchers found.  Despite the former flying in air and the latter swimming in water, both use sounds in the 10-200 kHz range for echolocation.  In addition, they both employ a similar hunting strategy:In the last part of the hunting phase, when they approach their prey both toothed whales and bats emit a series of buzzing sounds: Weak and short sound pulses at very short intervals – similar to strobe lights. It is a very complex mechanism that scientists do not yet fully understand. The animals control very carefully when they emit sounds and when they listen for echoes – and they adjust this exactly to their own and the prey’s speed. If they emit the buzzing sounds too fast they do not have time to listen for the echoes. If they do it too slowly they risk hitting obstacles on the fly.There must be an explanation for the remarkable similarity of biosonar – which coordinates mouth, ears, brain and behavior – in such very different animals.  The press release, without hesitation, offered one up:The answer lies in convergent evolution – when almost identical features or developments happen in different species. Through evolution both bats and toothed whales have developed the same functional characteristics.What more needs to be said?  A bat is a bat and that’s that.  A whale is a whale and there’s our tale.Incidentally, European evolutionists publishing in Nature found pervasive “convergent evolution” in echolocating mammals all the way down to the genes.  The Editor’s Summary waffles between confidence and surprise:Convergent evolution, through which similar traits evolve in unrelated lineages, is a familiar demonstration of the power of natural selection. These traits are usually viewed as representing alternate evolutionary solutions involving different sets of genes, but that view is challenged by a study of echolocating mammals. Analysis of the genomic sequences in 22 echolocating species, including four new bat genomes, reveals that convergence is not a rare process restricted to a handful of loci but is widespread, continuously distributed and commonly driven by natural selection acting on a small number of sites per locus. Convergence is particularly strong in genes linked to hearing or deafness, but surprisingly, also to vision.The authors used the words “convergence” or “convergent” a shocking 122 times in their paper, ending with more surprise: “the importance of this mode of molecular evolutionary change is relatively underappreciated, and is under-exploited in seeking to understand the genetic basis of complex traits such as echolocation.”  If they are still seeking to understand it, it implies they do not understand it.Batty evolution:  Speaking of bats, five European evolutionists presumed to describe their evolutionary relationships.  Writing in Current Biology, they admitted in the first paragraph that “the exact evolutionary relationship of bats to their closest mammalian relatives is poorly understood due to their unique morphological features associated with flight, a lack of intermediate forms, and a poor fossil record.” This sounds very similar to what another international team declared in 2005 (1/28/05).By filling in those gaps with “phylogenetic analyses” (essentially, DNA comparisons), they drew up their tree diagrams showing where bats fit with other mammals, including humans.  Boasting about their achievement, they invoked “convergent evolution” again in a rather extraordinary manner:… this study provides the most concrete evidence to date toward resolving the long-standing debate regarding bat evolutionary history. Our results further emphasize the extraordinary phenotypic convergence seen across echolocating members of the two suborders, including the possible independent origin of laryngeal echolocation itself, a hypothesis supported by several studies of molecular evolution of sensory genes….They never did mention fossils again.  One thing creationist Dr. Duane Gish liked to point out in his hundreds of debates with evolutionists on college campuses is that the first fossil bat was 100% bat (2/16/08).So there’s your answer.  Take it or leave it.  Bats and whales “developed” these complex systems by “convergent evolution.”  How can evolutionists say such things with a straight face?  It’s because their faces are not straight.  The straitjackets they wear (100% DODO synthetic) contort their faces into crooked shapes that cause them to emit strange buzzes and squeaks as they try to say “Hail Darwin!”.  The squeaks bounce off the walls of the Darwin echo chamber in which they imprison themselves.  The sounds reinforce one another as they re-enter the ears, amplifying the illusions of understanding for which they hunt – a demonstration of convergent evillusion. 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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, June 28, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Our weather forecast is a little simpler this morning, as we seem to want to make swings back and forth in the pattern. We are starting off drier in our thoughts, as we are taking out significant moisture from our forecast this morning through the weekend and early next week in most areas. That’s not to say there won’t be any threat of action; with the warm air that is surging in, we won’t rule out some heat based instability at times, which would trigger a shower or two. Also, we see scattered showers holding over the eastern third of Ohio tomorrow, and they will be difficult to get out of here until mid to later afternoon. But, outside of that, we really are not looking for anything well organized through the next 4 days, and outside of NE Ohio, we should see partly to mostly sunny skies with warmer afternoons.  From today through next Monday we should average about 3-6 degrees above normal. The pattern swings back wetter on Tuesday of next week, and we have rain chances in the forecast for the following 5 days from there. We can see up to .4″ Tuesday and up to .25″ Wednesday before we get rains of at least a half an inch or more each day Thursday through Saturday. Initial coverage will be around 60% Tuesday and Wednesday before jumping to 80-90% for Thursday through Saturday statewide. Saturday will be the wettest, and may have the best chance of thunderstorms. That means we can see some significant moisture stack up next week. We do get a mix of clouds and sun in for the afternoon of Sunday the 7th , but only after showers leave early Sunday morning. The map at right shows rain through the 10 day period, most of which comes next Tuesday through Saturday. For the extended period, we continue with a relatively active pattern, as rains are expected at least 3 out of 6 days. A few showers come up across southern and western parts of the state Monday the 8th, perhaps up to .3”. However, the rest of the state stays dry and sunny. Tuesday and the first part of Wednesday also will turn out partly to mostly sunny. Clouds increase next Wednesday afternoon, and then we see showers return overnight Wednesday night in the south and west. From there action expands and thunderstorms develop for Thursday the 11th. We can see a tenth to half an inch with 80% coverage. After about a 12 hour pause in action through the first part of Friday, shower and storms are back overnight Friday night and Saturday the 12th and 13th. Rains there can be from .2”-.8” with coverage at 80%.last_img read more

How to Interview for Hunters

first_imgWhen I started working in staffing, I interviewed thirty to forty people a day. I did this for almost five years. After a while, I could tell within minutes if a candidate was going to show up to work, whether or not they would succeed, or if they would accept a job and not show up at all. My intuition became very highly tuned.Hiring salespeople turned out to be more difficult. Some of my “sure bets” turned out to be duds. The worst performer I ever hired had the highest score on a fancy hiring assessment. Some I took chances on turned out to be stars. Some of the best resumes with the best pedigrees did terribly, and some hires with little to no experience crushed it. Many of the people I hired would have done incredible things if they would have worked as hard to win business and they did to win the job.Over time, I learned a very easy way to tell a hunter from the rest of the pack. I simply asked them to role play a cold call with me. I would say, “Okay, role play a cold call with me, I answer the phone and say, ‘Hello, it’s Anthony Iannarino.” The response is a clue as to whether or not the person is a hunter.Non-hunters will intellectualize the answer. They’ll describe a cold call to you. They’ll say, “Well, first I would research you to see what I could learn about your personally . . . then I’d probably connect with you on LinkedIn . . .” There is nothing wrong with doing your homework. You should look up your prospects on LinkedIn, and you should connect with them.Or they say, “When I make a cold call, what I want to do is . . . “ Most salespeople know what they should do before they make calls, even if they overdo it on the research and emails they believe “warm up” the prospect. It’s not the knowledge of how to pick up the phone and book an appointment that worries me; it’s the unwillingness.When you start a role play in an interview with a hunter, they say, “Good morning, this is . . . I am calling you today . . .” This is one way to know that the person sitting in front of you is a hunter. It doesn’t mean that you should automatically hire them, but it does give you faith that they have the confidence to prospect, and that they aren’t likely to be opportunity-starved while working for you. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Declare cow national animal: Hindu convention

first_imgPanaji: The sixth All India Hindu Convention, which kicked off at Ramnath temple in Ponda on Wednesday, passed a resolution demanding that the cow be declared the national animal. The topic for this year’s convention is ‘Need for unity of Hindu community and Saints for establishing the Hindu Nation’.Charudatta Pingale of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) said Hindus will never get justice in the present democratic set-up and establishing a Hindu nation is the only remedy to all their problems.With regard to demands for ban on Sanatan Sanstha, Sadhwi Saraswati, president of Sanatan Dharma Prachar Seva Samiti of Chhindwada, Madhya Pradesh, warned that if a ban was imposed on the HJS and the Sanatan Sanstha, several ‘sanatans’ would grow out of it. Another resolution demanded that the Centre constitute a national history committee to remove the portions of ‘deformed’ history from all textbooks. The convention also passed a resolution demanding that Hindus be taken as members in the fact-finding committees for religious riots. The convention is being attended by representatives of Hindu organisations from across the country and from Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Ramesh Shinde, national spokesperson of HJS, said,“Pseudo democracy imposed by the British on India will have to be done away with. Prior to the arrival of the Muslim invaders and the British, India was a capable Hindu nation. Then we had the economics of Koutilya, sciences of architecture, dance. Under these circumstance, why should we prepare a separate blue print for establishing the Hindu nation? Instead, we are making a blue print to remove the pseudo democracy imposed on us by the British.”last_img read more

Nationals back as top teams collide

first_imgBiggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion All eyes, however, are on Romeo, who bailed Gilas out of the woods in two critical games in Beirut, as he returns to a Batang Pier crew badly needing a shot in the arm in a bid to join the frenzied hunt for top four berths and twice-to-beat privileges in the season-closing conference.And about the only thing coach Franz Pumaren is worried about is his prized5-foot-10 point guard getting enough sleep for GlobalPort’s 7 p.m. clash with powerhouse San Miguel Beer, which will welcome back Fajardo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“He practiced (Thursday) but said that he hasn’t had any sleep yet,” Pumaren told the Inquirer over the phone.Romeo arrived with the rest of the PH team on Tuesday night and is battling jetlag, which could hit all the Nationals the hardest on Friday.“That’s the only problem we have right now,” Pumaren added. “Otherwise, he seems to be good. We will be using him (for the game) depending on how he feels. But definitely, he will play.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments PSC, Cayetano to meet on SEA Games hosting Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Photo from Fiba.comSleep or no sleep, Terrence Romeo—Gilas Pilipinas’ most explosive scorer in the recent Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon—is back to give GlobalPort a boost.June Mar Fajardo, Matthew Wright, Jayson Castro and RR Pogoy are returning as well, as teams slowly return to full force with the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations to enter its second half starting Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Romeo was the hero in Gilas’ 97-86 victory over China in the group stage and against Jordan, 75-70, in the clash for seventh place in the Fiba Asia Cup, and his return to GlobalPort certainly gives the Batang Pier more teeth against the Beermen.San Miguel is at 3-1 and will play the 6-foot-10 Fajardo limited minutes because of a pulled calf muscle that kept him out of the first three Gilas games.Wright, on the other hand, is sorely needed back at Phoenix Petroleum as the Fuel Masters try to arrest a five-game slide against TNT KaTropa in the 4:15 p.m. contest.The Texters are set to get back Castro and Pogoy.Phoenix will now have two deadly outside guns against TNT with Wright and new acquisition Jeff Chan.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaullast_img read more

ICC World Cup: Hosts ready to roll out their act

first_imgRatnakar Shetty, the 2011 World Cup tournament director, is confident the five venues that are yet to receive a final okay from the International Cricket Council (ICC) will be ready soon to host the matches. Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, which will host the final on April 2, is among the venues that are in the last stretch of being completed. But Shetty, who’s also the chief administrative officer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), says the showpiece venue is just a few days from being ready.”It should be ready in the next 10 days. It’s only some finishing work in the corporate boxes and some other areas that has delayed the work a bit,” Shetty said in an interview with Mail Today. Kolkata’s Eden Gardens is the other venue that is behind the schedule. “It should be match-ready soon,” Shetty assured us. A joint team of the ICC and the BCCI inspected all the 13 venues in November. “One more inspection of three venues in Sri Lanka and of the Wankhede Stadium and Eden Gardens will take place some time in the third week of this month,” Shetty said. The Sri Lankan venues that are up for inspection are the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Sooriyawewa (Hambantota), and the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.Shetty exuded confidence.”The preparations are on track. I am not concerned about anything, except that many of the matches being played in the Indian sector don’t feature India,” he said.advertisementAnother issue the tournament director raised was that of ticket prices. “We have urged out state units to keep the ticket prices low,” Shetty said. “They should look at bringing in school and college students so that stadiums are not empty for matches where India is not playing. The tickets for these matches will be priced in such a way that more people can buy them. The ticket rates will be different at different venues,” he added.Continuing on the subject of crowd management, Shetty said, “Crowds come on their own for matches where India is playing because of their passion for the game. When two foreign teams play, the interest level is not the same. We noticed the difference during the Champions League T20 matches. The associations must think of ways in which they can bring the people to the stadiums.” The message that should go around is that there’s a lot to learn from World Cup matches even if India is not playing.last_img read more

PBA D-League: St. Clare headed to playoffs after easy win over AMA

first_img“We just want to finish the eliminations on a high note. Hopefully, we carry it over to the next phase,” said St. Clare coach Jinno Manansala in Filipino after his squad head into the playoffs with a 6-3 record in the Aspirants’ Group.Fontanilla scored 16 points, 11 of which came in the first half, while also grabbing six rebounds and dishing out five assists. Lunor tallied 13 points as the Saints had seven players in double digits.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSt. Clare still has a chance to grab the No. 2 spot and the twice-to-beat edge if Family Mart-Enderun beats University of Santo Tomas on Thursday.Joshua Munzon led also-ran AMA (2-7) with 27 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, and three steals while Franky Johnson fired 19. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Geje Eustaquio looks for more improvement after tough comeback win Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Joshua Fontanilla of St. Clare College. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines— St. Clare College Virtual Reality clinched a quarterfinals spot after 119-89 rout of AMA Online Education in the 2019 PBA D-League Tuesday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.It was a one-sided affair from the start after Joshua Fontanilla and Darwin Lunor spearheaded the Titan’s early breakaway.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View commentslast_img read more