Loggers ride hot start to win

first_imgMikaila Napoleon had 19 points and the Eureka High Loggers girl’s basketball team took care of business at home, securing another pivotal Big 5 Conference win and beating the visiting Arcata Tigers 59-37 Tuesday night at Jay Willard Gymnasium.“We really want to win the league championship,” Eureka high head coach Mike Harvey said. “It is going to come down to our offense, we just need to fine tune it.”Eureka’s Sophia Chalmers and Napoleon set high standards from the first blow of the whistle …last_img read more

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Darwin’s Tree of Life is a Tangled Bramble Bush

first_imgResearchers at Vanderbilt University are tied up in knots trying to locate Darwin’s branching tree in contradictory data.A press release from Vanderbilt University summarizes a paper in Nature this week:These days, phylogeneticists – experts who painstakingly map the complex branches of the tree of life – suffer from an embarrassment of riches. The genomics revolution has given them mountains of DNA data that they can sift through to reconstruct the evolutionary history that connects all living beings. But the unprecedented quantity has also caused a serious problem: The trees produced by a number of well-supported studies have come to contradictory conclusions.Salichos and Rokas, in their Nature paper, had to resort to postulating rapid periods of diversification and long periods of stasis to keep Darwin’s vision intact against the onslaught of data.  The press release continues,In a study published online May 8 by the journal Nature, Rokas and graduate student Leonidas Salichos analyze the reasons for these differences and propose a suite of novel techniques that can resolve the contradictions and provide greater accuracy in deciphering the deep branches of life’s tree….“The study by Salichos and Rokas comes at a critical time when scientists are grappling with how best to detect the signature of evolutionary history from a deluge of genetic data. These authors provide intriguing insights into our standard analytical toolbox, and suggest it may be time to abandon some of our most trusted tools when it comes to the analysis of big data sets. This significant work will certainly challenge the community of evolutionary biologists to rethink how best to reconstruct phylogeny,” said Michael F. Whiting, program director of systematics and biodiversity science at the National Science Foundation, which funded the study.Problem is, the data looks more like a bush than a tree.  The record is punctuated by rapid, sudden appearances of organisms.  The authors acknowledged the problem of the Cambrian explosion:In broad terms, Rokas and Salichos found that genetic data is less reliable during periods of rapid radiation, when new species were formed rapidly. A case in point is the Cambrian explosion, the sudden appearance about 540 million years ago of a remarkable diversity of animal species, without apparent predecessors. Before about 580 million years ago, most organisms were very simple, consisting of single cells occasionally organized into colonies.“A lot of the debate on the differences in the trees has been between studies concerning the ‘bushy’ branches that took place in these ‘radiations’,” Rokas said.Calling this a “paradox,” the researchers found that even within yeast species a thousand genes did not match up to phylogenetic trees generated by standard software methods.  The same conflicts were found in larger data sets involving vertebrates and metazoans.  In response, they claimed that genetic dating becomes as unreliable as radiometric dating the farther back in time one searches, creating “considerable challenges to existing algorithms to resolve radiations” congruent with Darwin’s presumed ancestral tree.One whole subsection in the paper is titled, “All gene trees differ from species phylogeny.”  Another is titled, “Standard practices do not reduce incongruence.”  A third, “Standard practices can mislead.”  One of their major findings was “extensive conflict in certain internodes.”The authors not only advised throwing out some standard practices of tree-building, but (amazingly) proposed evolutionists throw out the “uninformative” conflicting data and only use data that seems to support the Darwinian tree:  “the subset of genes with strong phylogenetic signal is more informative than the full set of genes, suggesting that phylogenomic analyses using conditional combination approaches, rather than approaches based on total evidence, may be more powerful.”In conclusion, they had no solid answers for the conflicts.  They called on other evolutionists to “to develop novel phylogenomic approaches and markers to more accurately decipher the most challenging ancient branches of life’s genealogy from the DNA record.”This is scandalous!  It’s also old news.  Evolutionists have been concocting Darwin trees in spite of the evidence ever since Darwin acknowledged the Cambrian explosion as a real problem that lodged a valid objection to his theory (get the new book Darwin’s Doubt for details, and the film Darwin’s Dilemma).Darwinism is a classic case of Finagle’s Rule #3, “Draw your curves, then plot your data.”  Guru Charlie drew his little tree sketch by faith, then sent his disciples out on a hopeless quest to find evidence to support it.  Now, here it is May 15, 2013, and these guys are still telling us the tree vision is in conflict with the data!  They have to finagle their methods (“novel approaches”) to try to force a match with the uncooperative genes.And here, we saw they are even willing to lie, tossing out “uninformative” data sets and only using data that appear to support their foreordained conclusion.  Were you told this in biology class?  Did your textbook mention this?  No; but you hear it here on CEH all the time, because we bring out into the open the dirty deals evolutionists whisper to themselves in the journals. 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South African dancer bags international scholarship

first_img18 February 2016Congratulaions to 16yr old Leroy Mokgatle, who the international Prix de Lausanne award in Switzerland. #ProudlySA pic.twitter.com/zBUOKUgZmc— Nickyz World (@SeithatiSegoatl) February 13, 2016Leroy Mokgatle, who is just 16, won fourth prize in the prestigious Prix de Lausanne international ballet competition in Switzerland on 6 February. He is the first South African in 28 years to be recognised by this elite competition.He also earned a full scholarship to any one of the 66 Lausanne facilities around the world. His performance in the competition also proved popular with the crowds, as he also won the audience choice award.Leroy Mokgatle with Seyward, his teacher, after winning 4th prize at #prixdelausanne2016 :))) pic.twitter.com/V0mAMwUR8M— BalletClassique (@BalletClasscgkh) February 6, 2016Leroy‚ who trains with Angelique and Sayward Harris at the non-profit dance and sports training centre Art of Motion in Johannesburg‚ gained the attention of the international dance community when he won the gold medal at the London Genee International ballet competition in September 2015. Leroy’s unique interpretation of dance combines Western styles of ballet and contemporary jazz, with distinctive African elements.Leroy Mokgatle wen gesogte prys by internasionale balletkompetisie in Switzerland. Foto #gregorybatardon @RapportSA pic.twitter.com/qoB2mDrS75— Julian Jansen (@JulianJansen) February 6, 2016On behalf of Leroy, Art of Motion thanked South Africans for their support during his rapid rise in international dance competition, adding thanks also to “the world audience for voting (a) SA candidate as their audience choice”. The recognition, the organisation said, was a reward for the continued commitment “to quest for excellence” by Leroy and the hundreds of other young aspiring South African dancers.Leroy Mokgatle had me fixed. So glad he won the #PrixDeLausanne Incredible dancer #ballet pic.twitter.com/aksx3SI75A— Perf.SportsTherapy (@Perf_STherapy) February 12, 2016Source: News24last_img read more

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Doubters pushed world champ Biado to Athlete of the Year level

first_imgLOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico LATEST STORIES But even the La Union native had to prove himself in the competition as he faced doubters along the way.READ: Biado credits pool legends Bata, Django for gold medal win“The other athletes were saying that I’m not good and I won’t win. That’s when I was challenged and I worked hard in every match I had,” he said. “I like that more because I’m motivated against them. After that, my hard work eventually paid off and my success continued all year long.”Biado looks at this achievement as a constant reminder of where he came from.“My dream was to just have a good family and to become a world champion. To be an Athlete of the Year is unexpected on my part and this will serve as a good reminder of the good things that has happened in my life,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT After winning gold medals in the 2017 World Games and in the 2017 SEA Games, the 34-year-old cuemaster had his biggest moment when he ruled the 2017 World 9-Ball Championship in Doha, Qatar.READ: Carlo Biado rules world 9-ball FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m so happy because I never expected the continued success I’ll achieve,” he said Tuesday when he was named as one of the three Athletes of the Year in the SMC-Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards night.Biado’s triumph reasserted the Philippines’ standing as one of the elite countries in the world when it comes to billiards. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ READ: Carlo Biado wins PH’s 2nd gold in poolBut Biado is not resting on his laurels, with prestigious titles in world events this year up for grabs, including a chance for a back back-to-back titles in world 9-Ball“I hope I can continue winning. If I can, I hope I can win back-to-back in the world events so that they will look up to us Filipinos once again in billiards,” he said.RELATED VIDEO Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWhen it rains, it pours.That was exactly the kind of year 2017 was for Carlo Biado, pocketing glory like he effortlessly does on the billiard table wherever he takes the cue.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Sports heroes recognized in 2018 PSA Awards Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Palace to push on with efforts to review K-12 PLAY LIST 00:37Palace to push on with efforts to review K-1201:35Zubiri, Marcos cold to Senate adopting House-OKd budget01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next View commentslast_img read more

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aptn Investigates Clash at Standing Rock

first_imgAPTN InvestigatesThousands have made the journey — some from around the world — to join the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline. But months of prayer and protest have only been met with pushback from police and politicians. And the election of Donald Trump has fanned fears over the Dakota Access pipeline and other, similar projects.Dennis Ward brings us the story of the biggest clash at Standing Rock to date.last_img

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13 million lottery ticket purchased in Julian

first_img$1.3 million lottery ticket purchased in Julian KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 24, 2017 December 24, 2017 JULIAN (KUSI) — A store in Julian sold a MegaMillions ticket worth nearly $1.3 million, the California Lottery said.The ticket was sold at Julian Market and Deli ahead of the Friday drawing. It matched five of the winning numbers — but not the Mega number — and is worth nearly $1.3 million.“We don’t know who won yet,” market owner Keith Soria told the San Diego Union-Tribune on Saturday. “We’ve been waiting all day.”Friday’s winning numbers were 1, 20, 30, 33, 42 and the Mega number 16.No one managed to match all six of the winning numbers, and the next drawing on Tuesday is set to be worth $277 million. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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