In a New Year’s Eve Special, Liberia’s ‘Dynamic Duo:’ the amazing bassist, Ernie Bruce,…

first_img(Part 1)The “tango,” (a ballroom dance of Latin American origin) has always been performed by couples. That no more and no number less than a duo (two) could effectively showcase the intricacies (sophistication, difficulty) of the dance, leaves those of us who will never master the dance with the strong belief that the tango might not be an undertaking for the weak and feebleminded. The well-known saying: “it takes two to tango” could have gotten started as nothing less than a suggestion – that anyone attempting to tango alone on the dance-floor had allowed himself to be fooled into thinking that the hard-work that the tango demands of two people, working vigorously together, could be done as easily and as successfully, by one person. And that might be why that simple but straightforward statement to the foolish – “not to tangle with the tango all by oneself,” has taken on a life of its own. It would go on to become a household word, meddling in the affairs of millions who find nothing better to do than to go about believing that they are bigger than what they really are. “It takes two to tango” did not stop at that point: It took on a life of its own, smashing its way into other cultures, focusing the attention of people all over the world, on the unexpected things that other people did – or didn’t do – in matters that involved almost everything other than dance!Soon, film, television, poetry and drama, began idealizing (celebrating, making special) that simple, short and snappy maxim or saying: “it takes two….” In the process, the media often targeted and exposed the ubiquitous (found everywhere) “I am the man” braggart, telling himself and others that he was stronger or more important than his partner, and was able to carry his share of the work as well as his partner’s. Today, through song, the soundness and power of that expression has been put to music. People the world over now share that almost unrivaled ditty, (a short, simple song): “No Man Walks Alone.” Take a look:No man is an island,No man walks alone.Each man’s joy is joy to me,Each man grief is my own.We need one another:So I will defendEach man as my brother—Each man as my friend!Before moving on let’s step back a little and revisit the title-fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Zaire in the early to mid-1970s. It might teach a few lessons about how to avoid jumping into things with one’s mind made up ahead of things. George Foreman entered the ring that fateful day, full with all of the answers: Answers to questions he clearly had failed to ask himself; or answers to question that he had failed to ask someone else. Muhammad Ali was the underdog, and George Foreman was going to beat him to death. Forman did a good beating: But, it was himself he had beaten up. It was he who almost died – from the shame of unimaginable defeat. Foreman is a changed man today; thank God! But the question: “What if?” still remains.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Terry latest: Chelsea captain will undergo a scan on Monday

first_imgJohn Terry will undergo a scan on Monday to determine the extent of a knee injury he suffered in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool.The Blues skipper, back after his four-match ban, opened the scoring midway through the first half but was later stretchered off following a collision with Luis Suarez.“He’ll have to have an MRI scan before we fully understand the extent of the injury,” said Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo.Initial reports from Chelsea’s medical staff indicated that Terry was able to bend the knee.More reaction to follow.See also:Terry injured as Blues draw with 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Lucky LUCA Was Already Complex

first_imgSimple to complex: that’s been the essence of evolutionary theory ever since Charles Darwin imagined some organic molecules coming together in a warm little pond eons ago.  Whatever simple life form emerged from his pond started his evolutionary process that led to the human brain.  But what if the “last universal common ancestor” was already highly complex?  What if bacteria and archaea are “devolved” remnants of a more complex ancestor?  That’s exactly what a new study is claiming. “Last universal common ancestor [LUCA] more complex than previously thought” is the headline on PhysOrg.  Here’s what’s out: “Many believe LUCA was little more than a crude assemblage of molecular parts, a chemical soup out of which evolution gradually constructed more complex forms. Some scientists still debate whether it was even a cell.”  Not according to a study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “New evidence suggests that LUCA was a sophisticated organism after all, with a complex structure recognizable as a cell, researchers report.” The article goes on to describe discovery of an enzyme common to all three kingdoms of microbes.  This enzyme, vacuolar proton pyrophosphatase, has been found in prokaryotic bacteria, along with a structure that is “physically, chemically and functionally the same as an organelle called an acidocalcisome” that is common in eukaryotic cells.  Acidocalcisomes are complex organelles that help control osmosis.  They contain protein pumps and gates that actively transport water, calcium, and ions.  An analogous structure and enzyme is also present in archaea.  Conclusion: the “last universal common ancestor” (LUCA) was already complex enough to contain these organelles, along with their molecular machines, and therefore “may have been more complex even than the simplest organisms alive today,” according to James Whitfield, a co-author of the study published in Biology Direct. Whitfield said that today’s bacteria may appear primitive because they are stripped-down versions of earlier complex cells.  Because they live in extreme environments and have to reproduce quickly, bacteria could represent specialized cells that are simpler than LUCA had to be.  “You can’t assume that the whole story of life is just building and assembling things,” he said.  The last sentence of the article is another quote by Whitfield: “We may have underestimated how complex this common ancestor actually was.” The “universal common ancestor” meme is common in evolutionary reports.  A separate example can be found in a BBC News story about a scientist from Northern Arizona University who watched living fish jump by flipping their tails.  All of a sudden she envisioned a mythical universal fish jumping ancestor: “It suggests that, rather than a rare adaptation that evolved in a select few species, the ability to leap on land is common among bony fishes. So many more of their ancient aquatic relatives might have invaded the land than had previously been thought.”  She immediately thought “In my mind, that opens up the fossil record to re-interpretation,” adding, “The last common ancestor of the two species examined in this study lived about 150 million years ago,” she said, “which implies that the behaviour is at least that old.” One should not think, though, that common ancestors are necessarily simple.  PhysOrg published another discovery from Oxford University that shows another complex structure found in every cell from bacteria to humans: snake-like structures called cytophidia (“cell snakes”) whose functions are unknown.  They move around in cells and seem to have something to do with an enzyme called CTP synthase that plays a role in the formation of CTP, a building block of RNA and DNA.  The enzymes become organized in structures that move throughout the cell.  “Cytoophidia have heads and tails and can move around. They really do look like snakes,” one researcher said.  Their numbers appear tightly controlled by the cell.  The discovery led to a general principle about cells that reverberates back on the LUCA story, too: The cell needs an organized structure to bring this industry of biochemical reactions under control, with many processes cordoned off in separate chambers, capsules and compartments. It allows related reactions to be better controlled and regulated, with the right concentrations of the different molecules brought together in the right environment. After all, you don’t just bung all the ingredients into a chemical engineering plant, a brewery or a baking tin imagining that the recipe will be fine. “The beauty of a well-organized cell has not been appreciated by everyone. Without the structure, a bag of the same amounts of all the molecules would not do the same thing as a living cell,” explains Ji-Long. “Compartmentation could be a general feature for many enzymes in a cell,” he believes. The number of essential parts of a free-living cell is growing.  This puts pressure on evolutionists to (1) explain how these complex structures and enzymes each emerged individually without a designer, and (2) explain how the last universal common ancestor got them all together at the same time, in the right concentrations, in the right compartments, working in a coordinated fashion, encoded in DNA, with machinery to replicate the entire cell faithfully, so that natural selection could act on future generations. The fish story is just that (a fish story), but the LUCA story provides continuing confirmation of a trend seen for a decade (search on LUCA in our search bar, or go to 07/12/2010 “Bacteria Too Complex to Be Primitive Eukaryote Ancestors,” 01/14/2008 “Bacteria to the Future”, and 2/29/2004 “Was Their a Single Common Ancestor for All Life?” where Whitfield and the U of Illinois crew were struggling seven years ago with the LUCA myth).  It confirms again that bacteria cannot be considered primitive transitional forms from the “RNA World” or whatever other speculative scenario the evolutionist wants to conjure up, as if “primitive” prokaryotes “emerged” from a chemical soup, then “tinkered” for a billion years or more before becoming eukaryotes.  It puts more strain on origin-of-life scenarios, because the first cell had to “innovate” all this machinery early on by a blind, purposeless, unguided process.  We report this not that one must accept the LUCA myth; it just shows that even using their own assumptions, evolutionists are having a harder time against the facts. Notice in the article that the lead author, Manfredo Suefferheld, who found the acidocalcisome in bacteria in 2003, said that finding organelles in bacteria went against tradition.  “It was a dogma of microbiology that organelles weren’t present in bacteria,” he said.  Science would be better without dogma.  Darwinism puts the fog in dogma, producing fogma, a dogma so thick you can’t see it unless you are outside of it.  The Darwin Party then puts the dog in fogma, sending their attack dogs barking and biting anyone who tries to clear the air.(Visited 66 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

MH370: Reverse drift modelling impossible!

first_imgHopes that a piece of wing debris from a Boeing 777 could quickly lead investigators to the main wreckage of MH370 have been dashed because of uncertainty surrounding the date it washed ashore at the Reunion Islands.Yesterday Charitha Pattiaratchi Professor of Coastal Oceanography at University of Western Australia said that the reverse drift modelling was “impossible” due to question marks over timing.Last year, after the loss of MH370 with 239 passengers and crew on March 8, the University’s forward drift analysis predicted debris would wash up in East Africa region within 12 to 18 months if the plane crashed where the investigators are currently looking 1,800km south-west of Perth Australia.World’s Safest Airlines Missing ID plate hampers link to MH370“Current and wind patterns change so to do reverse modelling you need an accurate location and time when the debris came ashore,” said Professor Pattiaratchi.Over the weekend it was revealed that the flaperon was first discovered in May but not reported and could have come ashore earlier.And a man who works as a rubbish collector on the island has also admitted that he has been burning possible aircraft debris as part of his job.According to the UK Telegraph’s Harriet Alexander, Nicolas Ferrier found two suitcases “full of things” which he burnt.“That’s my job. I collect rubbish, and burn it.”“I could have found many things that belonged to the plane, and burnt them, without realising,” Mr Ferrier told Ms Alexander.He noticed the flaperon in May and used it as a table when he was fishing!According to the Telegraph’s article his story is supported by another local named as Isabelle, who spotted the same object while walking on the beach in May, accompanied by her 10-year-old son.“It was the beginning of the holidays – around May 10,” she told local news website Zinfos974.com.“I was walking with my son, Krishna. Then from a rock on which we were standing, he saw an object and shouted: ‘Mum that looks like the wing of a plane!’”Krishna then jumped on what looked like a suitcase. He managed to prise it open, and then spotted another suitcase buried in the black sand.They went home, and thought nothing of it until last week when the flaperon discover was announced according to Ms Alexander.The flaperon, was transported to the French government laboratories in Toulouse on Saturday for detailed examination which will start on Wednesday this week.As well as identifying what Boeing 777 the flaperon came from the investigators, if they link it to MH370, will then examine damage and look for chemical traces to see if that will give them clues to what happened to the aircraft.A critical identification plate on the Boeing 777 flaperon that would possibly link it immediately to MH370 is missing because of the effect of sea water on the adhesive that bonds it to the structure.According to a former crash investigator the metal ID plate has almost certainly come away because of the “exposure to sea water.”So what should have been a simple ID exercise now becomes a time consuming forensic investigation.A Boeing part number (657BB) painted on to the flaperon confirms the object is from a Boeing 777, according to the Malaysian Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi.“From the part number, it is confirmed that it is from a Boeing 777 aircraft. This information is from MAS (Malaysia Airlines). They have informed me,” said Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi.Investigators will likely have to take the flaperon apart to locate serial numbers that will indicate what batch the flaperon or its components came from and Boeing will be able to trace it to the actual 777 that it was installed.last_img read more

South Africa’s Dusi Canoe Marathon by numbers

first_img12 February 2014 South Africa’s 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon gets under way on Thursday. Contested over three days between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, it is recognised as one of the world’s biggest and toughest canoe marathons. Check out some fast facts on the event, arranged by number: 1 – Dead heats in the history of the Dusi: Ian Player/Fred Schmidt and Ernie Pearce/Bob Templeton in 1954. 2 – Paddlers required in a boat in a K2 championship year, such as 2014. 3 – Dusi titles that Andy Birkett, who will be partnering Sbonelo Zondi in 2014, has won (2010, 2011 and 2012). 3 – Compulsory portages on the Dusi route: Dusi Bridge, Nqumeni Hill and Inanda Dam wall. 4 – The number of stand-up paddleboarders who are set to make history by competing in the 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon. 5 – Times Abby Adie has finished second in the women’s race, a record she will hope to change in 2014. 6 – Days taken by Dusi founder Ian Player to complete the first Dusi. 7 – K3s (three-seater kayaks) entered for Dusi 2014. 8 – Career wins that Abbey Ulansky (nee Miedema) has achieved, two with her 2014 partner Robyn Kime. 14 – The age of the youngest entrant of Dusi 2014, Stacy Green. 15 – The most ever Dusi victories by an individual, the late “Dusi King” Graeme Pope-Ellis. 18 – The minimum weight in kilograms of a Dusi K2 (double-seater kayak). 28 – The most ever K2 finishes as a pair: Ellison Hind and Graham Pole. 41 – International paddlers taking part in Dusi 2014. 46 – The most Dusis completed by any individual, the late “Dusi King” Graeme Pope-Ellis. 60 – Charity Batch places available from which the Dusi uMngeni Conservation Trust and the Dusi Canoe Marathon Charity benefit. 62 – Editions of the Dusi Canoe Marathon to have been held prior to 2014. 75 – The age of the oldest entrant for Dusi 2014, Lionel Benham. 119.62 – The exact distance in kilometres of the race, using the current conventional route. 1951 – The year of the first ever Dusi Canoe Marathon. 1981 – The year of the first Dusi to allow female competitors. 2008 – The year Thulani Mbanjwa, who is partnering Lance Kime in 2014, became the first black paddler to win the Dusi. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Umalusi: matric exams were fair, credible

first_img31 December 2014The 2014 matric exams were fair and credible, according to Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, despite incidents of copying in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.The council’s chairperson, Professor John Volmink, on Tuesday, 30 December, commended the Department of Basic Education for running a successful and credible examination process.Umalusi has approved the release of the exam results, which were written by 550 127 full-time and 138 533 part-time candidates. The results will be released next week.However, Volmink said Umalusi would not approve the release of the Grade 12 results of 39 centres in KwaZulu-Natal and 19 centres in the Eastern Cape.This was due to evidence of “group copying” in the two provinces shown by the department’s special investigative audit report.“Of the 74 centres identified for auditing in KwaZulu-Natal, 39 were implicated in cheating and of the 43 centres identified in the Eastern Cape, 19 were implicated in group copying,” he said. “Umalusi will therefore not approve the release of the results of these centres.”The organisation was of the view that strong action should be taken against those pupils and supervisors who had “made themselves guilty of these acts of dishonesty”, Volmink said.Gaining the approval of Umalusi for the release of results was determined by the examinations’ level of compliance with policies, directives and guidelines issued by Umalusi and each of the assessment bodies.These include the Department of Higher Education and Training, Benchmark, South African Comprehensive Assessment Institute and Independent Examinations Board.“Umalusi requires that each assessment body provides a report on irregularities,” Volmink said.There were 1 741 examination centres in KwaZulu-Natal and 924 in the Eastern Cape. The irregularities occurred in roughly 2% of the centres.In light of this, Volmink said Umalusi did not view this as compromising the integrity of the examination as a whole in these provinces or the country. Umalusi was satisfied that nothing had compromised the integrity or credibility of the examinations process.“Accordingly, we hereby approve the release of the results of the National Senior Certificate Examinations administered by the Department of Basic Education.”Volmink said Umalusi received irregularity reports from the various assessment bodies and it was pleased that there had been no reports or evidence of leakages of examination papers in any of the examinations.New curriculum put to the testWith the new national Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) programme being tested for the first time at matric level this year, Volmink said it was widely accepted that the CAPS curriculum had strengthened the National Curriculum Statement.CAPS was phased in in 2012 for Grade 10, 2013 for Grade 11, and 2014 for Grade 12.While many subjects had not experienced dramatic content changes from the previous curriculum, Volmink said a number of subjects had undergone significant changes in content or in shifts in format.In total, 58 subjects were presented for standardisation.“After moderation, raw marks were accepted for 35 subjects. This figure represents 60.3% of the subjects. Of the remaining 23 subjects, moderation with some upward shifts towards the average historical learner performance profile was effected on 13 of the subjects; moderation with some downward shifts towards the average historical learner performance profile was effected on 10 subjects,” he said.Maths, science marks fallUmalusi was also reported to have said that the results for mathematics, mathematics literacy and physical science were worse than in 2013.Mathematics had undergone major changes in content with the inclusion of Euclidean geometry and probability, Volmink said in Pretoria on Tuesday, 30 December.He said the curriculum would prove a challenge to most pupils. “This was shown in the learner performance in that there is a significant increase in the failure rate compared with 2013.“However, learners at the top experienced the mathematics examination much easier.”In mathematics literacy pupils did “significantly worse” in 2014 than in any previous year. Upward adjustments were made to the marks at all levels for mathematics literacy. Normal mathematics had no adjustment at the bottom end and a slight downward adjustment at the top end.SAinfo reporter and SANewslast_img read more

Wheat head scab potential

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Pierce Paul, Ohio State University ExtensionMore rain is in the forecast for later this week as wheat fields in the northern half of the state go through the flowering growth stage. Fields flowering today (May 30) are at low risk for scab in the northwestern corner of the state, but the risk will increase progressively later in the week as tropical storm Alberto comes through. Fields in the southern third of the state are now at much less susceptible growth stages for infection by the scab fungus.Treating fields with an effective triazole fungicide (also called DMI) such as Caramba or Prosaro at flowering will reduce scab and vomitoxin by about 50%. On the other hand, treating fields with a strobilurin fungicide (also called QoIs) such as pyraclostrobin, azoxystrobin, fluoxastrobin, of trifloxystrobin when conditions are favorable for head scab will increase vomitoxin in the grain. On average, strobilurin fungicides increase vomitoxin by about 15% when applied at boot and about 17% when applied at heading.Premixes of strobilurin and triazole fungicides (QoI+DMI) such as pyraclostrobin + metconazole, azoxystrobin + propiconazole and trifloxystrobin + prothioconazole are much less effective than Caramba or Prosaro against scab, and some combination products may even increase vomitoxin contamination of the grain by as much as 15%.last_img read more

August 2015 MFLN Family Development Newsletter!

first_imgCheck out the August 2015 MFLN Family Development Newsletter!What’s in it for you? Each issue will provide information about MFLN’s upcoming professional development opportunities, glimpses into what Family Development has in store for the quarter, webinar presenter bios, and introductions to our Family Development team.To access your newsletter, click here.To subscribe to newsletter, click here.Check out what’s new below! This post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img

In custody, Pune builder complains of ‘uneasiness’

first_imgA day after his arrest, fraud-accused builder Deepak S. Kulkarni checked into Sassoon General Hospital after complaining of breathing problems.Hospital sources monitoring his health said that while the blood supply to his brain had been temporarily affected, the builder was now in stable condition.Mr. Kulkarni, and his wife, Hemanti, were detained by a team of the Economic Offences Wing of the Pune Police in Delhi on Saturday. They were brought to Pune the same evening. S pecial judge J.T. Utpat sentenced them to seven days’ police custody.But in his first night in custody, around 12.30 a.m. Mr. Kulkarni started complaining of uneasiness. According to police sources, the developer, known as ‘DSK’, was speaking to one of the officers when he felt giddy and was about to fall. “This was averted and he was admitted to Sassoon General Hospital in the early hours of Sunday,” said a police officer.Mr. Kulkarni’s counsel said the builder suffers from high blood pressure after a near-fatal accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in May 2016.According to Special Public Prosecutor Pravin Chavan, the developer had borrowed ₹2,892 crore from various banks. He had also incurred debts of hundreds of crores in the form of unsecured loans, and allegedly duped over 3,000 investors of an ₹300 crore through investments in fixed deposits.last_img read more

The Challenges of Recruiting Cowboy Backs

first_imgCoach Mike Gundy signed five tight ends in the 2008 recruiting class. He signed zero the following three years.“It’s turned a full circle,” Gundy said at Big 12 Media Days. “Years ago, you never saw an offense without one. Then nobody was using one.”Oklahoma State included.Over the next few years, Zac Veatch moved from fullback/tight end to offensive lineman and back again, and Keenen Brown went from receiver to cowboy back. It wasn’t until 2015 that cowboy back even became a recruited position.Coach Jason McEndoo was pulled on board from Montana State, where he ran the offensive line, and was told to get creative.AdChoices广告Over the three-plus years the cowboy back position has been in existence, players as short as 5-foot-10 Luke Hupp or as tall as 6-foot-5 Baron Odom have been raked onto the roster. This outlines a challenge OSU faces in attempting to bring players to be successful at a position that doesn’t exist anywhere in high school football.As of the 2017 roster, only four of the eight cowboy backs were offered a formal scholarship out of high school, and two of them were in the most recent class.“It’s really kinda of hard to find ’em and come up with enough to recruit,” Gundy said.True and false. There are invariably fewer fullbacks and tight ends than almost every other position out there. But when you look at only the states OSU has pulled these types of players from, there are still 24 uncommitted players of at least a two-star rating, according to 247 Sports. That includes recent decommit Nic McTear from Frisco Heritage and his could-be replacement James Palmer out of Westmoore.That’s not a massive pool, but it’s probably enough. One reason it’s not huge though is because of the allure of the position — or lack thereof.“There’s not a lot of guys who are fired up about playing fullback or tight end in high school,” Gundy said. “If they have the body structure, they’d rather go over and play defensive end.”Case and point: Cole Walterscheid. Tight end was Walterscheid’s primary position at Muenster High School, mostly because he only weighed about 210 pounds at 6-5.That happens a lot and it rarely goes the other way.“James Castleman, of course he was bigger,” Gundy said. “When we recruited him, he was 245 pounds. He ended up being 300, but he was that type of body structure. We didn’t know he was gonna be 300 pounds.”It didn’t matter anyway.Poor No. 9.Gundy said current defensive end Jarrell Owens is that same body structure. He played running back in high school but hasn’t ran a snap of offense, unless you count the one on defense.Wild play alert courtesy of @CowboyFB defense.#Big12FB on FS1 https://t.co/9wNohKypWe— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 22, 2016As for those who will own the position this season, Gundy still believes the cowboy back, on its face, brings an entirely new facet to the offense other positions cannot.“You have the ability to run a seven-man running play and a five-man passing play with that guy in the game,” Gundy said. “Part of the success with our running game was because of Justice (Hill), but the other part of it was because of our cowboy backs.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more