Joy for Simpson at Olympia

first_imgDavid Simpson clinched victory in the puissance at the London International Horse Show at Olympia after clearing 2.20metres on Richi Rich. Press Association The young Irishman dazzled a packed crowd on the event specialist and managed to pip Belgian rider Karline de Brabander atop Fantomas de Muze to the top prize. “It gives you the tingles when you land,” Simpson said. center_img “You don’t get a better wall jumper than my horse and, for atmosphere and intensity, this win is right up there as one of my best moments in show jumping. I really wanted my first proper win to be here at Olympia.” Joseph Clayton finished in third riding Rockim, while his British compatriots William Whitaker and Guy Williams finished joint 10th and 12th respectively. Earlier, 59-year-old John Whitaker triumphed in the Horsezone Santa Stakes on stallion Argento, while young Dutchman Maikel Van der Vleuten topped the standings in the Kingsland Christmas Pudding Stakes on VDL Groep Eureka. last_img read more

President Trump: “Mueller is Conflicted,” This is the “Insurance Policy”

first_imgPresident Trump says former FBI Director Robert Mueller should never have been chosen to lead the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The president stopped to talk to reporters on his way to give the commencement speech at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado today. It was his first public comments since former Special Counsel Robert Mueller spoke about the Russia investigation Wednesday, refusing to clear Trump of criminal activity. Trump spoke to reporters outside the White House before leaving for Colorado this morning saying that Democrats cannot make a legitimate constitutional case for “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Trump again accused Robert Mueller of being “totally conflicted” in his role as Special Counsel. Mueller spoke briefly at the Justice Department on Wednesday and announced he was ending the Special Counsel’s investigation. He told reporters he and his investigators didn’t have the option of charging Trump with obstruction of justice. Mueller says they were blocked by a longstanding Justice Department policy that a sitting president can’t be charged with a federal crime. When asked about the “I Word,” President Trump called impeachment a “dirty, filthy, disgusting word” and says it has nothing to do with him. He also complained about “presidential harassment” and again called the Russia investigation a massive hoax and a scam.Trump also said he has “exposed corruption” within the FBI and Justice Department and said this is the insurance policy that the corrupt FBI agents discussed having against him.last_img read more

Asante Kotoko: Fans demand sacking of Zachariassen

first_imgPressure is growing on Kumasi Asante Kotoko Head Coach, Kjetil Zachariassen, after his side was dumped out of the CAF Confederation Cup.The Porcupine Warriors were beaten 2-1 on aggregate by Ivorian side San Pedro after losing 2-0 in the second leg.The defeat was a bitter taste of nostalgia for Kotoko, who got kicked out of the CAF Champions League in similar fashion at the hands of Etoile du Sahel, after entering the second leg with a two goal advantage.Zachariassen replaced CK Akonnor as Head Coach of the Porcupine Warriors, who qualified Kotoko for the group stages of the Confederation Cup last season.Fans of the club took to social media after the disappointing result at San Pedro to demand the dismissal of the Norwegian.What Is The Difference Between Kjetil Zachariassen And Kwesi Appiah ??— Richard Obeng Bediako (Sir Governor) (@obeng_governor) November 3, 2019 That lost to @SanPedroFC can easily be coach Kjetil Zachariassen last game as head of @AsanteKotoko_SC technical team. Is obvious he hasn’t been that great. But must the appointing authorities not made to answer some questions too? pic.twitter.com/DGJl4sBElm— Owusu Bempah Ayala (@akwasice) November 3, 2019 If you have block headed coach like Kjetil Zachariassen it will take you years to make impact in Africa continental competition.I’m glad that he is from Abidjan so it makes his sacking easier for us Kotoko. #DropthatObronii— Osei Boakye Gideon (@Gamebanging444) November 4, 2019center_img ZACHARIASSEN MUST RESIGN OR SUCK HIM @AsanteKotoko_SC @Terti_Porcupine @donsummerone @SaddickAdams @fabulousmorale_— Anamang The Blues (@KohrsMichae) November 3, 2019last_img read more

Providence St. Peter Honored for Landscaping

first_imgFacebook40Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Providence Saint Peter HospitalProvidence St. Peter Hospital has been named a Grand Award winner in the 2013 Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) Green Star Awards for health care facilities. The award will be presented at the PGMS Awards Banquet Oct. 25 in Louisville, Kentucky. The awarding organization was first established in 1911.The goals of the Green Star Professional Grounds Management Awards program are:To bring national recognition to grounds manicured with a high degree of excellence.To recognize individual professional efforts leading to high maintenance standards and high quality appearance of the landscape.To challenge those responsible for maintenance of grounds throughout the country to achieve a higher level of excellence. In sponsoring this awards program, the Professional Grounds Management Society wishes to extend its mission in promoting well-maintained landscapes throughout the country.For more information, go to www.PGMS.org“We take pride in our grounds. It’s another way we can ease our patient’s way,” said Facility Manager Keith Deline. “It is an honor to be recognized for the beauty we provide to our patients and their families and friends.”In the award announcement, Providence St. Peter Hospital was noted for having a total of four acres of planting with two acres that are seasonal all of which were considered to be at a high level of landscaping design while utilizing native plants, minimal irrigation and pesticide as well as weed killer free practices.In other comments the Green Star Award judges noted that St. Peter Hospital has a very nice variety of planted materials, employs the use of boulders, hardscape and artwork at the highest level of quality while protecting and preserving the mature trees.“We are very proud of our landscape management plan,” said Deline. “It includes onsite walking trails, a program that replants more than 100 pine trees every year and, most importantly, beautiful views of the grounds and local mountains from almost every patient room providing a greater level of holistic healing.“Our promise to each patient – know me, care for me, ease my way – is clearly visible in our landscaping.”The hospital is also a contributor to the local Kiwanis Charitable Wood Program. As a result of the major snow storm of January of 2012 the hospital lost some of its mature trees. These trees were cut as necessary with the wood going to Kiwanis for donation to needy members of the local community.last_img read more

QPR and Fulham fans on Twitter react to Smith deal

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR and Fulham fans on Twitter have been reacting to news that the two clubs have agreed a fee for Whites forward Matt Smith.The 27-year-old has scored nine goals in 53 appearances for Fulham since joining from Leeds United in 2014, and now looks bound for Loftus Road.Some R’s supporters are unconvinced by his goal return and how he would fit in with fellow strikers Conor Washington and Idrissa [email protected] I understand Ollie looking for a foil for Washington but not so sure Smith is the answer tbh, hope I’m wrong #qpr— RangersBoy_8 (@Simon_Corley) January 30, 2017Quite underwhelming bidding £1m for Matt Smith. Not really the experienced striker we need to challenge. #QPR— Dale H (@DaleH_21) January 30, 2017Everything I have read about Matt Smith at Fulham is negative and if he can’t get ahead of a desperate want-away, overrated Martin… #QPR— Tom Bermingham (@TQPRBermingham) January 30, 2017Bit bemused by interest in Smith. Conveniently avail? Wash/Smith/Sylla combos wudnt scream goalfest. Where’s the proven scorer we need #QPR— Hoopingham (@mooresteve44) January 30, 2017However, others were more positive about the proposed move.Matt Smith would be a good signing. Can’t argue with £500,000 with the potential transfer fee reaching £1m based on incentives either #QPR— Simon Prue (@SimonPrue93) January 30, 2017Mind you, that Matt Smith signing could be a masterstroke. Just need a big lad up top an he is that #QPR— David (@Swanny1882) January 30, 2017If and when Matt smith comes in can he at least get his shirt on before being judged??#qpr— A j turkish (@ajmelhuish) January 30, 2017Blimey people give Matt Smith a chance. Ok he is extremely tall but its all having DIFFERENT options. #QPR— Darren Truswell (@DarrenTruswell) January 30, 2017The reaction from Fulham fans was also mixed – some feeling they had pulled one over their local rivals, others keen to know whether Smith’s proposed sale means a striker is arriving at Craven Cottage.Fulham accept £1m bid for Matt Smith from QPR who have definitely lost their minds. Surely means #FFC has two strikers lined up?— Sönke Gorgos (@kingscrossed) January 30, 2017So we’re selling matt smith to qpr for a mil? Hoping Fulham pull something out the bag today or tomorrow or we’re screwed for a striker#FFC— Holly (@_HollyBliss) January 30, 2017Could look at Matt Smith leaving another way! Slav is bang on confident that new strikers are coming!! #FFC #FulhamFC— FulhamFCSteve (@scubasteve1414) January 30, 2017Can’t believe anyone would buy Smith, make its even better that it,s QPR #ffc— Will Collins (@WillCollinsFFC) January 30, 2017   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Five new free agents who fill a need on the Giants’ 2020 roster

first_imgThe Giants’ decision to non-tender center fielder Kevin Pillar on Monday was the clearest indication yet of what type of offseason fans should expect.President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi insisted the move to part ways with Pillar was not financially motivated and instead indicated it was driven by a desire to give playing time to inexperienced options who could be a part of the team’s next core.If the Giants are focused more on the long-term health of their organization and less on …last_img read more

Good-bye Heidelberg Man: You Never Existed

first_img(Visited 2,626 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享2 Is “Heidelberg Man” a non-person?  Some anthropologists are now claiming that so-called Homo heidelbergensis is nothing more than “a paleoanthropologists’ construct.”Artists loved to portray this guy as a a hairy, stocky, beetle-browed ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans that lived supposedly 800,000 to 200,000 years ago.  Trouble is, he may never have existed.  Homo heidelbergensis may have been little more than a paleoanthropologists’ invention, a report by Michael Balter states in Science Magazine.  He attended a  private meeting in southern France where researchers on both sides debated the status of this alleged human ancestor.“If someone kills one person they go to jail,” anthropologist Zeresenay Alemseged of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco noted last month at a meeting here in France’s deep south. “But what happens if you kill off a whole species?” The answer soon became apparent: anguished debate. In the balance was Homo heidelbergensis, a big-brained human ancestor generally seen as a pivotal figure during a murky period of evolution. At the invitation-only meeting, researchers debated whether this species really was a major player—or no more than a paleoanthropologists’ construct.The big-brained H. heidelbergensis has claimed an important perch in the human evolutionary tree: It’s regarded by many as the common ancestor of modern humans and our extinct closest cousins, the Neandertals. Dating to roughly half a million years ago, it is thought to link those species and the earlier H. erectus, which had spread across Africa, Asia, and Europe beginning 1.8 million years ago. But based on a new look at the incomplete fossil evidence, some scientists argue that the picture was much more complicated, and that the transition between small-brained H. erectus and larger brained hominins occurred multiple times. If so, the concept of a single, multicontinental, intermediary species could dissolve into a plethora of hominin specimens with no single name to unite them.Balter is not claiming that no skulls of this creature existed: there are, after all, “11 potential H. heidelbergensis skulls” that Heidelberg defender Philip Rightmire of Harvard  examined.  At issue is whether a suite of characteristics can be defined for a single species, given all the diversity in human skulls in the record, and whether that species shows a transition between Homo erectus and later alleged ancestors.  The history of the Heidelberg Man label appears arbitrary:H. heidelbergensis has a history of controversy. The species is based on a single lower jaw found in 1907 at Mauer, near Heidelberg, in Germany. Estimated at about 600,000 years old, the jaw has an unusually thick ramus—the vertical projection that hinges to the skull—and nothing quite like it has been found since. For decades, the name failed to catch on, until anthropologists including Rightmire and Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London noted distinctive thick brow ridges and large faces in skulls of roughly similar age from sites including Arago; Petralona in Greece; Broken Hill in Zambia; Yunxian in China; and Bodo in Ethiopia. All of these skulls also housed much larger brains than H. erectus, about 1200 cubic centimeters, within range of modern human brains, which average about 1400 cc. (Neandertal brains may be slightly larger.)In the 1970s, Stringer and others postulated a single species spanning Europe, Africa, and Asia, and resurrected the H. heidelbergensis name to describe it. The species’ larger brain was reflected in the complex tools attributed to it, such as wooden spears at Schöningen in Germany (Science, 6 June, p. 1080).Balter seems to be saying that Stringer and his supporters lumped unconnected individuals from across the globe  into the old Heidelberg designation based on just a few traits.  Is that enough to call them a separate species?  Some preferred Africa’s old “Rhodesia Man ” label better.  But now, the champion of the Sima skulls in Spain doubts that the designation Homo heidelbergensis is useful any longer (see 2/03/14).  Others argue that the Mauer skull from Heidelberg that started it all seems to be “one of a kind,” not a representative of a species, when all its traits are considered.Not everybody at the meeting agreed.  Some, like Ian Tattersall  “fought vigorously to save both the species and the simpler, more straightforward view of human evolution that it represents.”  Balter ends with mere hope, stating that “New fossils from this mysterious time period would help.”  He makes no predictions about the upcoming publication of bones from Ethiopia dated from the 300,000-year-old period, other than to state the obvious, “Expect fresh debate when these key fossils make it into print.”This is a good reminder that categories in science are human constructs.  In historical evolutionary scenarios, the story comes first, then the data.  Designations of ancestry are highly theory dependent.  Did Heidelberg Man ever exist?  Only in the imaginations of certain modern people with a particular world view to promote.  They found a few bones to promote their imaginary world, then hired artists to put skin, hair and facial expressions on them, placing them in dioramas with caves, campfires and mammoth bones.  Trouble is, the story is so convoluted and implausible, a number of upshots are doubting the usefulness of the label, while others are fighting “vigorously to save both the species and the simpler, more straightforward view of human evolution that it represents.”  Translation: “It’s been such a useful myth!  We can’t just let it go!  What will the creationists say?”  With the Neanderthal label slipping away (5/06/14, 6/14/12), they’re not about to let the Heidelberg label slide down the same trash chute.It’s not just the ones who killed Heidelberg Man that need to go to jail; it’s the fakes who concocted the myth in the first place.  Notice how “Heidelberg Man” was first proclaimed in 1907, when caveman ancestors were all the rage.  But then, over time, the name fell out of favor.  Then, Chris Stringer and Philip Rightmire decided that the good old label, with its publicity value, could be “resurrected” from obscurity.  So they took bones from across the world and lumped into the old category to propose a simple story of progress from Homo erectus to Neanderthal and modern man.  The whole enterprise is artificial.  The bones didn’t talk; the storytellers did.What’s tragic is to think of the millions of vulnerable students who, over the years, looked at the artwork of Heidelberg Man, and were influenced by their storytelling teachers to think that this diorama represented the true history of the world.  Few of them thought how preposterous the story is.  It requires fully-intelligent, upright-walking, world-traveling people to walk the earth for 30 to 80 times the documented history of mankind without ever learning to build a city, plant a farm, write a message, or even ride a horse.  The story is ludicrous the more you think about it.  The old dates given to the fossils are inextricably tied to the timeline of Darwinian evolution.  They’re not that old.  We also know the evolutionary story is preposterous because it changes every time a new skull turns up (e.g., 6/20/14, 4/01/14, etc.).  This has been the sorry situation for the 14 years we have been covering it: with each new find, cries go up, “Everything you know is wrong!” (e.g., 10/18/13).  You call that scientific progress?The true record of human history is in Genesis, where the names given to tribes and peoples in the Table of Nations match what we know from documented history and from the uniform pattern of human behavior: people don’t sit in caves, they explore the world and invent technology.  You can’t keep people in caves with spears for hundreds of thousands of years!  Humans are restless.  They are explorers and inventors.  They will remake the environment for their comfort, amusement and power.  They form tribes, city-states and nations.  You can’t keep a good man down; that’s why so-called Heidelberg Man was fully human, a descendent of Noah, not an evolutionary wannabe.  He deserves respect as Homo sapiens sapiens, even if his brows were a little odd.  The bones found in caves could be those of outcasts because of peculiar looks.  They could be the bones of pioneer families trying to eke out a living in harsh environments, while their contemporaries were starting farms and towns in the Fertile Crescent.  By contrast, evolutionists have no answers for what sparked the sudden emergence of civilization and writing tens of thousands of years “after” modern man supposedly evolved.The evolutionary species names (Java Man, Heidelberg Man, Peking Man, Piltdown Man) have done tremendous damage to recorded evidence of human history.  They have misled millions of people.  It’s all propaganda, propped up with bones that are not as old as the evolutionists need them to be.  Baloney Detectors need to take the lead in shaming the storytellers into repentance for their sins of propaganda and historical racism (see 5/06/14).  Evolutionary paleoanthropologists are the real cave men, in the Platonic sense.  Don’t fall for the myths of these blind leaders of the blind.last_img read more

Fil-Am forward Kamaka Hepa commits to Texas

first_imgHowever, Hepa opted to remain in the United States where he is ranked as a four-star power forward after his stellar showing for Barrow High School in Alaska, where he was hailed as Gatorade Alaska Boys Basketball Player of the Year Awards twice before transferring to Jefferson High School in Portland, Oregon. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Narvasa insists he’s ‘always ensured parity in all decisions’ Fil-Am forward Kamaka Hepa will be playing college ball in Texas.The 17-year-old slotman, who is ranked as the top prospect from Alaska and 51st among 2018 recruits, has bared his commitment with the Longhorns on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next In a report by Rivals.com, Hepa shared that he believes he could be a huge help for the Texas basketball program as he walks the same path previously trekked by NBA stars like Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge.“At Texas, I just felt like I could help turn the program around. After talking to coach (Shaka) Smart and coach Darrin Horn, building a relationship with them, I just felt really comfortable with them,” said Hepa, who traces his roots to Pangasinan.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 shutoutThe 6-foot-9 Hepa saw action in the 2017 NBTC National High School Championship last March with Filam Sports USA, where he was named as the Defensive Player of the Tournament.His stellar showing also earned him offers to play college ball here in the Philippines, with some of his suitors namely Ateneo, San Beda, and Adamson.center_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoCannavaro backing Napoli to win Europa League

first_imgCannavaro backing Napoli to win Europa Leagueby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBallon d’Or winner Fabio Cannavaro is backing Napoli to win the Europa League.The former centre-back lifted the trophy with Parma in 1999.“I was the last to win what was still the UEFA Cup in 1999,” Cannavaro told Il Mattino.“I was at Parma, and at that time we dominated the UEFA Cup like the Spaniards do now. I don’t know why, over time, Italian teams have snubbed this competition, although it’s certainly tiring.“Winning it brings great joy though, and Napoli have all the means to do that.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Michigan State Football’s 2016 Recruiting Class Is Ranked Higher Than Every Other Class It Has Had In 21st Century

first_img247 Sports Team Rankings pits Tennessee as the top recruiting class.247 Sports Team RankingsIf you follow recruiting, or college football in general, you’re probably somewhat aware of the momentum Michigan State’s program has. Spartans’ quarterback Damion Terry probably summed it up best on Twitter this afternoon after his team landed another four-star recruit. Feels like every time I refresh my Twitter we get a new big time recruit#SpartanDawgs— Damion Terry (@DamionTerry) June 7, 2015He’s not wrong. Michigan State’s 2016 is shaping up to be really, really good.How good, exactly? The best-class-the-Spartans-have-had-in-the-21st-century good. On 247 Sports’ Team Rankings, Michigan State’s class is currently ranked No. 7 in the country. The Spartans’ previous best class of the 21st century was their 2000 class, which was ranked No. 8 in the country.  Screen Shot 2015-06-07 at 4.38.11 PM2000.  Screen Shot 2015-06-07 at 4.38.29 PM2016. Mark Dantonio with elite recruits is a scary thought for the rest of the country.last_img read more