The Latest: Bill Walton organizes bike ride to raise funds

first_imgThe Latest: Bill Walton organizes bike ride to raise funds April 8, 2020 Participants are encouraged to ride their bikes for up to two hours that day, anywhere they can practice social distancing at a minimum of 6 feet, 11 inches, in honor of Walton’s height. Organizers stress it is not a group ride and riding clusters are prohibited.All net proceeds will benefit various charities nationally and in Walton’s hometown of San Diego.It’s free to sign up on bikeforhumanity.com. Participants who make a $25 contribution will be mailed a Bike for Humanity medal. Those who contribute $50 will receive a medal and T-shirt. Those making a $250 contribution will receive a medal, T-shirt and autographed photograph card from Walton, and be entered in a drawing for prizes, including an all-expenses-paid trip to San Diego to ride with Walton. Riders who donate $5,000 will receive a medal, T-shirt and an all-expenses paid trip to San Diego to ride with Walton.Beset by injuries during his NBA career, Walton has found an outlet by cycling. His custom bike has a Grateful Dead paint job and the former UCLA great can often be seen riding around San Diego. He has often ridden in various stages of the Tour of California.“With the global health coronavirus crisis changing everything for everybody these days, we are doing something about and for the exacerbated challenges that so many of our communities now face, not the least of which are food and medical care,” Walton said. Blanc tested positive for the virus three weeks ago.Team captain Stephan Lichtsteiner says “we wanted to set an example and show solidarity.”___The president of the International Paralympic Committee says the body has “cash-flow” problems because of the Olympic and Paralympic postponement until 2021.Andrew Parsons says about 5% of spending is being cut from the IPC’s budget. A 2018 financial report showed a budget of 24 million euros ($25.7 million). ___A groom who worked at Belmont Park has died from complications of coronavirus.The New York Racing Association says Martin Zapata died Tuesday. The 63-year-old native of Panama had spent the past two years working for trainer Tom Morley in New York, which has been hard-hit by the pandemic.NYRA says Zapata tested positive for COVID-19 on March 24 and was hospitalized two days later. He lived and worked at Belmont Park.___ ___The players and coach on Switzerland’s national soccer team have declined to take more than 1 million Swiss francs ($1.03 million) of payments that were due from their federation in 2020.The team was scheduled to play in the now-postponed European Championship in June and had two games in Qatar canceled last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The shutdown of games has cost the Swiss soccer body millions of dollars.Federation chairman Dominique Blanc says it’s a “magnificent gesture” from the players. ___The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals are teaming with State Farm to donate 1 million meals to local food banks to help families during the new coronavirus crisis.The team said on Wednesday that the number of people seeking help from local food banks has more than doubled while the number of donations has decreased dramatically.The Cardinals have already made a $1 million donation to the Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund and organized three blood drives at State Farm Stadium to help boost the area’s shrinking blood supply. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury was among those who donated blood.___ ___Bobblehead Hall of Fame CEO Phil Sklar will present a virtual $100,000 check Wednesday afternoon to the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy after the Milwaukee-based museum launched a fundraising campaign with a Dr. Anthony Fauci bobblehead that became its best-seller ever. More than 20,000 orders had come in as of Wednesday from 50 states and a dozen-plus countries to support the “100 Million Mask Challenge.” The Fauci bobblehead was unveiled April 1.The creation features Fauci wearing a suit as he makes a motion showing how the nation needs to “flatten the curve” in the coronavirus pandemic.The museum picked Fauci because many people see the plain-speaking expert on the coronavirus as a hero right now, Sklar said. Barcelona and Atlético Madrid had already requested government furloughs to reduce labor costs. They reached agreements with players to reduce their salaries by 70%.The league said Tuesday eight teams had already requested the furloughs. It expected nearly all clubs in Spain to eventually reach agreements for the reduction of salaries of their players.The Spanish league estimates $1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in losses if the competition can’t resume.___Former French rugby player Christophe Pras has died after getting infected by the coronavirus. The London-based Tennis Integrity Unit’s quarterly report says it received a total of 38 alerts from the regulated betting industry about matches on lower-level tours from the start of the year through March 22.That is up from 21 in the same period of 2019.The 38 match alerts in the year’s first quarter break down as six from the ATP Challenger Tour and 16 apiece from the men’s and women’s International Tennis Federation World Tennis Tours.The report concludes the jump indicates that entry levels of tennis “were deliberately targeted” as the sport moved toward suspension because of the outbreak of COVID-19.All pro tours are on hold until at least mid-July. The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, have been rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022.The event was pushed back a year because the Tokyo Olympics were delayed until 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.The track worlds were originally scheduled for Aug. 6-15, 2021.World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says 2022 will be a “bonanza for athletics fans around the world” with the Commonwealth Games beginning in Birmingham, England, only three days after the track worlds.The 2022 Commonwealth Games are scheduled for July 27-Aug. 7 and the multisport European Championship is currently slated for Aug. 11-21 in Munich. ___TCU football coach Gary Patterson and his wife, Kelsey, made a $50,000 donation to support the school’s Frog Family Crisis Fund.Athletic director Jeremiah Donati announced the donation in a tweet. The fund supports TCU students and their families who are in need during times such as the current pandemic.Patterson is the second-longest tenured FBS head coach, going into his 20th season next fall leading the Horned Frogs. He was their defensive coordinator three seasons before that.___ Associated Press The Italian Olympic Committee says Donato Sabia has died. He was 56.CONI says he is the first Italian Olympian to die with the virus.Sabia finished fifth in the 800 at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and seventh at the 1988 Seoul Games. He also won the 800 at the 1984 European Indoor Championships.Sabia died in his hometown of Potenza in southern Italy shortly after his father also died from the virus.___ Parsons says the problem was due partly to broadcast rights holders who want to delay their payments until the product is delivered.Parsons says it’s not a question of “losing money” but rather some temporary belt tightening.He says “like all businesses we are tremendously affected by the COVID-19 crisis.”He says he is dealing with 150 contracts that are games-related but adds “we have no plans to let any staff go at the moment.”___ Sevilla has become the latest Spanish soccer club to put its players on furlough to reduce labor costs during the coronavirus pandemic.The club says the measure was needed because it was significantly affected financially by the stoppage of competitions in Spain and Europe.It says it reached an initial agreement with the first-team players and coaches regarding their salaries but no details were immediately released.The club says 360 employees in total will be affected. It says workers who can continue doing their jobs remotely will not go on furlough.The current contracts will remain valid after the furloughs end. CEO Chase Carey will take a “much deeper” pay cut.The McLaren and Williams teams had already put some staff on furlough schemes. McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz have also taken pay cuts.The season is currently scheduled to begin in France on June 28. F1 management has said it still hopes to hold between 15 and 18 races this year in place of the original 22.___A two-time Olympic finalist in the 800 meters has died after getting infected with the coronavirus. Several of his former clubs announced the death. He was 35.The former under-18 France international had a short-lived professional career before going into coaching.Pras is survived by his wife and two children.___The group charged with monitoring tennis gambling and punishing corruption found a near-doubling in the number of suspect matches in the first three months of 2020. That is an increase it ties to the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Basketball Hall of Famer and noted cyclist Bill Walton is teaming with community leaders to stage the Bill Walton and Friends Inter-Galactic Bike for Humanity ride from 9-11 a.m. PDT on April 25 to benefit victims of the coronavirus pandemic and health care workers. World Athletics has also postponed the bidding processes for 2023 World Athletics Series events. They will now open in November 2020.___Formula One says it will furlough half of its staff until the end of May and senior executives will take pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic.F1 has postponed eight races so far this season and the Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled.F1 says senior leadership figures will take “voluntary pay cuts while still continuing to work and not in furlough.” The opening of the stable area and training track at Saratoga in upstate New York and barn area at Monmouth Park in New Jersey is being delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Oklahoma training track at Saratoga was set to open April 15. The New York Racing Association says it has yet to decide an appropriate date to safely open.The delay does not impact the start of the Saratoga racing season which is scheduled to begin on July 16 and run through Sept. 7. The meet will be highlighted by the Travers and Whitney.In New Jersey, Monmouth Park has pushed back the opening of its stable area until June 1. That’s a month later than the planned opening. Live racing is set to start the Fourth of July weekend.The centerpiece of Monmouth Park’s summer season is the $1 million Haskell Invitational on July 18. The winner of the 1 1/8 mile race earns a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. It also will serve as a prep race for the Kentucky Derby, now slated for Sept. 5. Former Cleveland Browns teammates Joe Thomas and Andrew Hawkins have donated at least $50,000 to feed Ohio children affected by the coronavirus pandemic.Thomas and Hawkins, who since retiring from the NFL have partnered on a popular weekly podcast, also plan to match every dollar in contributions up to $50,000 to the Children’s Hunger Alliance.Donations can be made at https://childrenshungeralliance.org/thomahawk/.The CHA serves nutritious meals to Ohio’s at-risk children, helping day care providers, day care centers, local school districts, and after-school and summer programs.A 10-time Pro Bowler, Thomas played 11 seasons in Cleveland before retiring after the 2017 season. Hawkins, who played college ball at Toledo, spent three seasons with the Browns and three with the Cincinnati Bengals. 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Fast reactions: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 73-64 win over Wake Forest to open the ACC Tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ NEW YORK — Tyus Battle turned around to look inside from the perimeter and hollered, “Hell no!”Syracuse’s sophomore guard had seen Wake Forest big man Doral Moore rising up for a jumper from the left short corner with a hand in his face, and he knew his team couldn’t allow that sort of look. Moore missed strong. On the next WFU possession, another Demon Deacons big man, this time Olivier Sarr, took off inside for a dunk. Again, Battle screamed, “Hell no!” and Sarr threw it out of bounds. Every time Wake Forest tried to make a run Tuesday night in the Barclays Center, No. 11-seed Syracuse (20-12, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) crushed it in an eventual 73-64 victory over No. 14-seed Wake Forest (11-20, 4-12). This was the first-ever ACC tournament victory for the Orange and snapped a four-game losing streak on this court. Despite a Wake Forest push toward the end of the first half, it was so lopsided late that both teams sent in their walk-ons. The win sent Syracuse into a second-round matchup with No. 6-seeded North Carolina on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. at the Barclays Center. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHere are three quick reactions to Syracuse’s win. Ma-wreckedIt started with a jumper from the high post. It was the shot fans in the Carrier Dome have urged Dolezaj to put up all season. It was the shot Boeheim has exasperatedly motioned him to take. It was one of the Dome’s main frustrations during Syracuse’s Saturday win over Clemson, because when Dolezaj got the ball in the high-post, he, for some reason, refused to shoot. He hadn’t gotten an attempt off against Boston College and the Orange desperately needed supplementary scorers.Well, Syracuse got just that Tuesday. The freshman forward finished with a career-high 20 points. Dolezaj drilled one from the high-post, but then he fell into a funk. He threw the ball away, missed his follow-up elbow jumper and picked up a bad foul. Then he took a shot in the face from Moore’s arm and transformed. After that play, which had Dolezaj holding his head for several possessions afterward, he finished an and-1 despite getting bodied by two larger defenders. He tear-dropped in a floater and a wave of orange bench players emulated his shot. He finished at the rim and, once, when a pass from Chukwu deflected off a defender’s hands, he snared the ball from midair and jammed. Methodically, Syracuse dissected Wake Forest’s zone and bludgeoned the Demon Deacons into submission. No one played a more important role than Dolezaj. With the game winding down, and with the Orange’s lead stretched to nearly 20, Dolezaj flushed a Chukwu pass that essentially banged the gavel on Wake Forest’s fate. As he let go of the rim, Dolezaj broke the blank, impassive face he’d worn nearly every minute of this season. He appeared to yell over to the same bench that had egged him on earlier, a window that closed as quickly as it opened. On this night, on this stage, the young, lightly recruited, Flat Stanley-thin foreigner played his best game of the season.Window shopperOne of Syracuse’s biggest concerns coming into a matchup with the Demon Deacons was the capability of WFU center, 7-foot-1, 280-pound Doral Moore. One of the nation’s best rebounders on the offensive and defensive glass posed a significant matchup problem with the Orange’s depleted frontcourt. On Saturday, Chukwu seemed to be running on almost one leg, and left-knee tendinitis has limited backup center Bourama Sidibe to playing just a few minutes per game since late November. But Moore never actualized the threat Syracuse perceived him to be. Chukwu grabbed a game-high nine rebounds and Moore only grabbed three. That could be, in part, because Wake Forest relies so heavy on the outside shots, which tend to have longer rebounds, but it also seemed as though Syracuse executed its game-plan against him by having Chukwu find him to box out nearly every time a shot went up. To supplement a struggling offensive day, Brissett chipped in eight rebounds as well. Syracuse also tried to manipulate Moore away from the paint by sending high ball screens with Chukwu even if they had no intention of passing to the roll off the pick. Wake Forest briefly countered that action with the zone, where Moore stayed put, but after the Orange broke the Demon Deacons’ new scheme in the second half, he, like his team, was toast. Anything you can do…It seemed like Syracuse couldn’t miss. Not from the free-throw line. Not from the mid-range. Not from beyond the perimeter. On the other side, Wake Forest missed its first seven 3-pointers and couldn’t hit a thing inside the arc, either. Dolezaj turned and hit the high-post jumper everyone in the crowd has wanted him to all season. Battle stole-and-slammed a lazy Wake Forest pass. Brissett spun in a reverse layup. Even when the Orange were off-target, things ended up OK. Midway through the first half, Chukwu vacuumed the offensive glass and finished a put-back. Then, the Demon Deacons went zone. And Syracuse seemed to solve that too. On the first possession against the new look, SU’s Frank Howard lobbed an alley-oop to Chukwu, who thundered it down. After that, though, Syracuse froze over. The Orange generated just five points over the final eight minutes of the first half and its lead, once at 16 points, whittled down to as few as four and finished with a halftime count of 30-24. It was eerily similar to the situation Syracuse faced in Durham, North Carolina, last week when Duke zoned Syracuse into just 44 points on offense. But the Demon Deacons didn’t have the length and athleticism down low the Blue Devils did. In the locker room, Boeheim seemed to steady his team. It was apparent from the first check of the second stanza that the Orange had returned to the floor to reenact the script from the beginning portion of the first half. Battle drilled a jumper. Howard, a floater. Dolezaj, another jumper. Whatever once bothered them no longer did, and the Orange picked up a historic win. Comments Published on March 6, 2018 at 9:25 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TRlast_img read more

Fast start not enough for Arroyo Valley in semis

first_imgWeathersby, the hero of the Hawks’ upset Friday of second-seeded Bishop Montgomery, made his first three shots and had 11 points after one quarter. He was 2-for-14 from the field the rest of the way, several of his shots coming up short. “I wasn’t tired,” Weathersby said, “it was me rushing my shot.” Alazin said St. Bernard made a point of “getting a hand in (Weathersby’s) face the rest of the time, and not let him get his feet set.” James Sanders scored 14 points for Arroyo Valley, which trailed by as many as 10 points (47-37) before 6-foot-6 junior center Joseph Richard led a fourth-quarter rally. Richard finished with 13 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots after rarely seeing the ball early. St. Bernard won despite making only 7 of 20 free throws and missing the front end of three 1-and-1 opportunities down the stretch. Arroyo Valley was unable to take advantage, however, and junior guard Devin Price (16 points) got a breakaway layup after a Weathersby miss inside to give St. Bernard a 54-48 lead with 59 seconds left. The Hawks clawed to 54-52 with 14 seconds left on a layup by Charles Grays, but Price hit two free throws, Weathersby lost a ball off his leg on a layup attempt, and Price clinched it with another free throw. Smith has taken San Bernardino teams to the CIF semifinals six times (the first five at Pacific), and five times his teams have lost. “People don’t know how hard it is, especially when you’ve never been here before, like our kids,” he said. “It’a a lot of pressure.” Arroyo Valley could still make the state tournament, Smith said. At any rate, four key contributors Tuesday are juniors – 6-6 Demetrius Sneed, Jermane Anderson, Richard and Sanders – and figure to make the Hawks a formidable unit next season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EL SEGUNDO – For 105 giddy seconds, it seemed too good to be true. It was. After their opening flurry, the Hawks had severe trouble getting inside the big and active St. Bernard defense, rarely getting a decent look at the basket. “We knew once we got the ball over midcourt we would be OK,” St. Bernard coach Robert Alaniz said. “But that’s a hell of a team we beat.” Arroyo Valley, champion of the San Andreas League, fell to 23-7. St. Bernard, the No. 3 team out of the Del Rey League, improved to 20-10 and faces top-seeded Pasadena for the section title Saturday in Anaheim. “That was our dream all season, to get there, and we got this far, one step away,” Arroyo Valley’s Weathersby said wistfully. “Just fell short.” center_img Arroyo Valley sprinted to a 10-0 lead, but Playa del Rey St. Bernard didn’t panic, began handling the Hawks’ pressure, choked off the visitors’ offense and went on to a 57-52 victory in the CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA semifinals Tuesday night before a near-capacity crowd at El Segundo High School. “Sometimes you lose your focus when you start like that,” Arroyo Valley coach Scott Smith said. “You forget that you’re not an offensive team, you’re a defensive team.” last_img read more

Gardaí to advertise for new recruits

first_imgAn Garda Síochána, in conjunction with the Public Appointments Service, has today opened a recruitment competition for Garda trainees.The competition, which is open from today until 3pm on April 24 2019, is seeking to attract candidates from across society and with a wide-variety of skills to join An Garda Síochána.As of 31 March 2019, there are 14,161 members of An Garda Síochána and there is a Government commitment to grow this to 15,000 by 2021. The competition is being supported by an advertising campaign under the slogan of – The Difference is You.The advertising campaign is based on research with Garda students and new recruits who said they joined An Garda Síochána to help people, because it was not like any other job, and it had great variety. The campaign will feature Garda members in a number of situations where every day skills can transfer into policing. The campaign will run across radio, online and social media from today, and TV and online video channels from April 12.Commissioner Drew Harris said: “An Garda Síochána is a growing organisation and this new competition is very welcome. We have been attracting high calibre people to the organisation, but it is vital in a time of near full employment that this continues.“We also know that we need to become a much more diverse organisation so that we properly reflect the society we serve. That is why our campaign is focusing on people who might not have previously considered a career as a Garda member. They have the skills we need for a policing role, but they might not have thought they could transfer those to being a Garda. Fundamentally, we are looking for people who thrive on keeping people safe. Policing is a highly rewarding career where every day you can make a difference to the lives of individuals and communities. We want to encourage people from all walks of life to join us. We are looking for diversity not only in background, but also in skills.” In order to encourage candidates from minority communities, An Garda Síochána will consider alterations to the Garda uniform to take account of religious and ethnic requirements subject to operational, and health and safety obligations.For example, An Garda Síochána is to allow the wearing of the turban for members of the Sikh community and the hijab for members of the Muslim community. An Garda Síochána has identified such matters as a major barrier to some people considering becoming a Garda member.This approach is in line with that adopted by police services such as the PSNI, Police Scotland, New Zealand Police, NYPD, and other police services in UK, Australia and Canada.“We hope that this will encourage people from minority communities to join An Garda Síochána. We want to demonstrate to them that An Garda Síochána is an inclusive employer that is serious about becoming more diverse,” said Commissioner Harris.An Garda Síochána will update its uniform policy to reflect this change. An Garda Síochána is also carrying out research with communities who are under-represented in An Garda Síochána to identify what more the organisation needs to do to encourage them to join An Garda Síochána either as a Garda member, Garda staff or Garda reserve.Garda trainee candidates can apply on www.publicjobs.ie until 3pm on April 24 2019.Gardaí to advertise for new recruits was last modified: April 3rd, 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)last_img read more

Why do the Warriors thrive more on the road than at home?

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!HOUSTON – At this point, Warriors coach Steve Kerr can only offer so many motivational speeches. He can hold only so many in-depth film sessions.With the Warriors winning three NBA championships in the past four years, Kerr recognizes those tactics to improve the team’s consistency often yield diminishing returns. Thankfully for the Warriors (41-27), they enter …last_img

Alex Kerfoot explains why he chose the Avalanche over the Sharks

first_imgDENVER — Alexander Kerfoot, in his second season with the Avalanche, says he nearly signed with the Sharks in August 2017.Kerfoot, 24, was drafted in the fifth round by New Jersey in 2012 but elected not to sign with the Devils after four seasons at Harvard. He thus became a free agent on Aug. 16, 2017 and was reportedly targeted by a handful of teams, with the Sharks, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Vancouver Canucks and Avalanche becoming his five finalists.Kerfoot, a Hobey Baker …last_img

Geology: A Science in Constant Revision

first_img(Visited 385 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Slow-and-gradual uniformitarian geology is so 1830. Get with the times: fast, rapid, dynamic forces and theory revisions.Scientists have trouble learning about events in human history, let alone unobserved, unrecorded history. For instance, six researchers writing in PNAS say that previous estimates of death tolls from plagues in the time of Emperor Justinian (541 to 750 CE) are way off. The plague was nowhere near as catastrophic as most writers have long assumed. If this wrong about history with written records to draw from, how wrong could geologists be about events assumed to be hundreds of times as old with no eyewitnesses?Wolfe Creek Crater younger than previously thought (University of Portsmouth). Scientists who thought this crater in Australia was 300,000 Darwin Years old were way off. The new number is 120,000 Darwin Years. By all appearances, it is far younger than that. Darwinians, however, love their long ages, and don’t want to give ammunition to young-earthers. 120,000 Darwin Years is now the consensus truth! Cosmic radionuclide dating says so! See the latest scenario in Meteoritics and Planetary Science that asserts, “Considering the geomorphic setting, the most likely age of the crater is” 120,000 years, plus or minus 9,000 years. This comes from experts who were 2/3 wrong about the previous consensus estimate.Gigantic tsunami pushed boulders as heavy as tanks inland, scientists say (Fox News Science). Geologists tend to underestimate the power of water. Look at the boulders in the photo: as heavy as tanks, these rocks were lifted high above a cliff in a tsunami in Oman just 1,000 years ago, the article says. Creation geologists point to boulders as big as houses in the Tapeats Sandstone, the first sedimentary layer in the Grand Canyon (see ICR). The forces that plucked those boulders and redeposited them at the top of the Great Unconformity must have been stronger than anything seen in modern times.Arizona’s Barringer Meteor CraterExtra-Terrestrial Impacts May Have Triggered “Bursts” of Plate Tectonics (Geological Society of America). One good-size meteor can ruin your whole theory. Surely geologists have figured out plate tectonics, haven’t they?When—and how—the Earth’s surface evolved from a hot, primordial mush into a rocky planet continually resurfaced by plate tectonics remain some of the biggest unanswered questions in earth science research. Now a new study, published in Geology, suggests this earthly transition may in fact have been triggered by extra-terrestrial impacts.“We tend to think of the Earth as an isolated system, where only internal processes matter,” says Craig O’Neill , director of Macquarie University’s Planetary Research Centre. “Increasingly, though, we’re seeing the effect of solar system dynamics on how the Earth behaves.”Impacts are the magic bullets that naturalistic geologists call on to explain just about everything in the solar system. Now secular geologists are invoking them to kick-start plate tectonics. Large meteors “could” do this, they speculate, as long as they were finely tuned to fit Goldilocks criteria: not too small to accomplish nothing, but not too big to destroy the Earth.Mars: we may have solved the mystery of how its landslides form (The Conversation). How can landslides travel far beyond the distances physical laws say they should be able to go? Friction should stop some landslides long before they travel as far as some of them have gone. The mystery of the “long runout landslides” is addressed by Magnarini and Mitchell in this article, who think they have a new idea based on vibration theory, vortices and strata thickness. Because Mars preserves its landslides better than Earth, they studied landslides in Valles Marineris. A big landslide, intuitively, happens quickly—within hours or even minutes. No moyboy dates required.Secular geology is like the weather in Vermont, only slower. If you don’t like it, wait five to fifty years, and it will change—sometimes by a wallop.For illustrations of how secular astronomers rely on impacts for everything, see the video by Scott Psarris, “Our Created Solar System” at CreationAstronomy.com.last_img read more

cuhair(TM) 10pcs bangs mini hair claw clip hair pin flower for girl mix colored : Lovely little clips

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Ohio Crop Progress — July 16, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dry Conditions ContinueHot and dry conditions prevailed throughout the week causing stress to crops and livestock, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician with the USDA, NASS, Ohio field office. There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending July 15. Wheat harvest and straw baling were in full swing with the dry weather. Hay harvest was doing well with second cut for both alfalfa and other hay well underway. Oats were maturing rapidly with the hot weather. Corn and soybeans overall remained in mostly good condition. Pastures were experiencing some stress due to high temperatures and loss of soil moisture. Little to no rain allowed opportunities for fieldwork. Field activities included spraying of fungicides and herbicides, hauling manure, and performing tillage operations.Click here to see the full reportlast_img read more

Herndon motivated to play alongside league’s top guards at Star

first_imgRobbie Herndon. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netFrom the get-go, Robbie Herndon knew which team he wanted to go to.Though GlobalPort drafted him sixth in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, it didn’t take long before the Fil-Am swingman’s wish came true when he was shipped by the Batang Pier, together with fourth rounder Gian Abrigo, to the Hotshots for ninth overall pick Lervin Flores, and second rounders Joseph Gabayni and Julian Sargent.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Louie Alas: Wherever Kevin wants to be, we’ll support him “This is a team I wanted to go to. My heart wanted me to end up in Purefoods and God-willing, it ended up happening. I’m excited and I’m super grateful,” he said.Known as an ace gunner, Herndon will be forced to explore another facet of his game as he joins a Star squad where coach Chito Victolero has put a premium on defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd this early, the 24-year-old is welcoming the task at hand.“The coach wants his team to play defense, so that’s what I’ll focus on,” he said. “I’ll focus on learning the system, jelling with the players, and learn from everybody from the team.  I’m an offensive player, but I can also play on the other side of the court. I guess it’s time to up my defense a little bit and focus on that.” QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles01:07Cops linking 2 drug cases to murder of Tagudin judge – CJ Peralta01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Herndon is also raring to prove himself to the Hotshots faithful as he seeks to find his niche behind lead guards Paul Lee, Mark Barroca, and Peter June Simon.“It’s a huge motivation when you know that you can play with the top players and you feel like you belong with them at the top. It’s a motivation for me to use to keep working hard and I wanted to prove that I can play among the best,” the 6-foot-3 scorer said.center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ View comments Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more