Written by Tags: Cameron Oluyitan/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCameron Oluyitan scored a career-high 27 points, shooting 6-for-8 from behind the 3-point arc and Southern Utah rolled past Long Beach State 84-63.Oluyitan scored four of his 3s in the second half when the Thunderbirds broke the game open with a 20-4 run.Harrison Butler had 12 points and six rebounds for Southern Utah (7-4), which ended its four-game road losing streak. December 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Oluyitan hits 6 3s and S. Utah tops Long Beach St. 84-63 Associated Press
FPSO BW Adolo; Source: BW OffshoreFPSO operator BW Offshore booked a loss for the second quarter of the year but the company is experiencing improved FPSO market activity. According to BW’s report on Friday, the company’s operating revenues for the second quarter of 2018 were $200.2 million compared to $163.4 million in the prior-year period.The company recorded a net loss of $7.5 million for the second quarter 2018 compared to a profit of $5.2 million in the same period last year.Looking ahead, the FPSO operator said that offshore production of oil and gas is expected to decline after several years of under-investment. This will likely become more evident in coming years, as production tied to investments made in the previous up-cycle has now started and will start to decline. The global balance of crude oil supply and demand has tightened further. Combined with lower break-even costs as a result of increased cost efficiency, this is expected to lead to sanctioning of new projects which will improve the market outlook for offshore field developments, BW said.Initially, the company expects increased focus on incremental investments to existing infrastructure, while more green-field investments may emerge later in the cycle.BW Offshore noted it is experiencing improved FPSO market activity as the majority of its fleet remains on long-term contracts with national and independent oil companies.It is important to note that BW Offshore’s subsidiary, BW Energy, made an oil discovery in the Ruche North East Marin-1 (DRNEM-1) well drilled in the Dussafu Marin PSC, offshore Gabon.BW’s Dussafu development is progressing according to plan and start- up from the Dussafu field is expected in late September or early October this year.Offshore Energy Today Staff
Gloria HorschGloria Horsch, of Winfield (formerly of Wellington), died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita at the age of 71.Gloria was born the daughter of Everett and Billie Raycene (Amberg) Wise on Thursday, September 30, 1943 in Wellington.On June 3, 1961, Gloria and Ronald “Ronny” Horsch were united in marriage in Wellington. They were married over 41 years before his death in 2003. She was blessed to find love again and married Royce Montgomery in December of 2010.Gloria volunteered over 30 years with the Kansas Department of Corrections Prison Ministry. Furthermore, she was instrumental in developing and operating the Working Men of Christ Ministry where she served as a board member.Survivors include her husband, Royce Montgomery of Winfield, daughter, Neana Horsch-Sneed and her husband Jeff of Prairie Village, son, Kurt Horsch of Winfield, son, Dane Horsch and his wife Debbie of Wellington, son, Joel Horsch and his wife Andria of Lees Summit, Missouri, sister, Conita Cody of Wellington, sister, Marjorie Howell of Gonzales, Texas, grandchildren: Arielle Horsch, Olivia Sneed, Michaelyn Horsch, Preston Horsch, Shanna Tibbs and Deric Tibbs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Billie Wise and her husband, Ronny Horsch.Visitation will be held at the funeral home with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2015.Funeral services for Gloria will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015 in the First United Methodist Church, Wellington.Interment will follow at Sumner Memorial Gardens in Wellington.A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to the Working Men of Christ Ministry. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.
Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Few other details were released but Low Beng Choo, secretary of the Games’ sports and technical committee, said those affected had been asked not to compete until they recover.“One went into hospital because we wanted to be very sure it was nothing very serious… it wasn’t as if it was an emergency. The rest of them are resting in the hotel,” said Low.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’She added: “One of the swimmers missed an event. We asked him not to compete… in the interests of the athletes we have told the athletes not to compete.”Low said those affected had breakfast in the team hotel, where Malaysia’s 800-plus contingent are staying, before dispersing to different venues. But she said the source of the outbreak was still under investigation. MOST READ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees The outbreak is not the first troublesome event at the biennial SEA Games, which has 11 nations competing in a diverse array of sports from swimming and athletics to pencak silat and wushu.Organizers mistakenly printed Indonesia’s flag upside-down in a commemorative booklet, prompting protests and revenge hacking attacks by Indonesian activists.Among a litany of transport incidents, eight people suffered minor injuries in a bus crash, forcing two squash players from Myanmar to pull out of their doubles matches.Two Myanmar football fans were beaten up after a match against Malaysia, and the home fans were also condemned for chanting “Singapore dogs” during another game.Indonesia’s women’s sepak takraw team walked out of a match in a protest over judging, and the men’s and women’s squash doubles finals had to be moved after the centre court surface was found to be too slippery.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies What’s in store for your animal sign this year Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Athletes and officials of Malaysia march during the opening ceremony of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 19, 2017. AFP FILE PHOTOKuala Lumpur, Malaysia — Sixteen Malaysian athletes have been hit by food poisoning at the Southeast Asian Games and one is in hospital, organizers said on Thursday in just the latest mishap to hit the competition.Games organizers said they were still trying to identify the source of the outbreak, which forced one swimmer to miss an event on Wednesday and also affected a petanque player.ADVERTISEMENT PCCL launches national competition for collegiate basketball Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal View comments
1 Alexandre Pato Tottenham are the latest Premier League club to express an interest in signing Alexandre Pato.The former AC Milan star is being tracked by Liverpool ahead of a proposed January bid, while West Ham are also scouting the Brazilian.However, according to to Calcionews24, Spurs are now frontrunners in the chase to land the Corinthians playmaker, who is currently on loan at Sao Paolo.The report claims negotiations have already begun between the two clubs with a fee of around £8m being discussed. Tottenham’s primary target is to lure Saido Berahino away from West Brom but due to the reluctance of Baggies owner Jeremy Peace to strike a deal, the north London club have a contingency plan in place which involves Pato.
Eugene Koonin and two friends from the NIH went tree-hunting. They examined almost 7,000 genomes of prokaryotes. They found trees all right – a whole forest of them. They even found 102 NUTs (nearly universal trees) in the forest. Unfortunately, it’s not what they wanted to find: a single universal tree of life that Darwin’s theory requires. They had to seriously consider the question: was there a biological big bang? Publishing in an open-access article in the Journal of Biology,1 they began with the founding father’s vision: “The tree of life is, probably, the single dominating metaphor that permeates the discourse of evolutionary biology, from the famous single illustration in Darwin’s On the Origin of Species to 21st-century textbooks.” Alas, that 150-year-old icon must be dismantled. In their conclusion, they said, “the original tree of life concept is obsolete: it would not even be a ‘tree of one percent’.” What happened? It appears that horizontal gene transfer (HGT) has scrambled the genes in prokaryotes so much that any trace of common ancestry has been lost. This means that Darwin’s metaphor lacks empirical evidence. A fair-minded scientist would have to consider the possibility of a biological big bang (BBB), in which all the diversity in prokaryotes arose explosively. And that’s what they did. They evaluated their evidence with the BBB model and a slower type of explosion, called compressed cladogenesis (CC).2 Whichever was better, it was not very tree-like. The strong tree-of-life image is unsupportable in the data. They asked, “However, is there any hope of salvaging the tree of life as a statistical central trend?” Searching diligently, they thought they found some things that “suggest a positive answer to this crucial question.”The message from this analysis is twofold. On the one hand, we detected high levels of inconsistency among the trees comprising the forest of life, most probably due to extensive HGT, a conclusion that is supported by more direct observations of numerous probable transfers of genes between archaea and bacteria. On the other hand, we detected a distinct signal of a consensus topology that was particularly strong in the NUTs. Although the NUTs showed a substantial amount of apparent HGT, the transfer events seemed to be distributed randomly and did not obscure the vertical signal. Moreover, the topology of the NUTs was quite similar to those of numerous other trees in the forest, so although the NUTs certainly cannot represent the forest completely, this set of largely consistent, nearly universal trees is a reasonable candidate for representing a central trend. However, the opposite side of the coin is that the consistency between the trees in the forest is high at shallow depths of the trees and abruptly drops, almost down to the level of random trees, at greater phylogenetic depths that correspond to the radiation of archaeal and bacterial phyla. This observation casts doubt on the existence of a central trend in the forest of life and suggests the possibility that the early phases of evolution might have been non-tree-like (a Biological Big Bang). To address this problem directly, we simulated evolution under the CC model and under the BBB model, and found that the CC scenario better approximates the observed dependence between tree inconsistency and phylogenetic depth. Thus, a consistent phylogenetic signal seems to be discernible throughout the evolution of archaea and bacteria but, under the CC model, the prospect of unequivocally resolving the relationships between the major archaeal and bacterial clades is bleak.Keeping some hope alive in the bleakness, therefore, they thought they could discern a weak central phylogenetic (evolutionary) trend in their data. But it was, at best, only a composite of “nearly universal” trees that was obscured by a thicket of cross branches. The same data seem to fit just as well with the big bang or compressed cladogenesis models (see footnote 2 for explanation). The short message is, “A central trend that most probably represents vertical inheritance is discernible throughout the evolution of archaea and bacteria, although compressed cladogenesis complicates unambiguous resolution of the relationships between the major archaeal and bacterial clades.” This paper is the latest in a series of “bleak” findings by Koonin about the missing tree of life (see “Mystery of Intron Evolution,” 09/03/2003; “Introns Stump Evolutionary Theorists,” 03/09/2006, “What Are Human Genes Doing in a Sea Anemone?”, 07/08/2007; “Will Darwinism End in a Big Bang?”, 10/08/2007).1. Puigbo, Wolf and Koonin, “Search for a ‘Tree of Life’ in the thicket of the phylogenetic forest,” Journal of Biology, 2009, 8:59doi:10.1186/jbiol159.2. “More specifically, we considered two models of early evolution at the level of archaeal and bacterial phyla: a compressed cladogenesis (CC) model, whereby there is a tree structure even at the deepest levels but the internal branches are extremely short; and a Biological Big Bang (BBB) model under which the early phase of evolution involved horizontal gene exchange so intensive that there is no signal of vertical inheritance in principle.” But even with CC, a tree without branches is not really an evolutionary tree; it is a lineage.The Darwinists are in the throes of withdrawal. The thought of not having a tree to comfort them is too much to endure. Their tree at the Cambrian exploded, and now they are hearing a big bang at the origin of the most primitive forms of life. Darwin hates those explosions. They ruin his whole day. Get a load of this line from the paper. It is almost unsurpassed as an example of euphemism covering up a crisis: “The results of this analysis do not rule out the BBB model as the generative mechanism underlying the divergence of archaea and bacteria….” Did you catch that? That is hilarious! A big bang as a generative mechanism? What are they saying? Generative – Genesis – they’re talking about creation, folks! The prokaryotes just burst onto the scene. Explosions are generally not considered to be creative mechanisms, you realize. They just hid their little “problem” inside a big bang, hoping the concussion would distract you from what they just admitted. A big bang as a generative mechanism? Ha! However that happened, it was definitely NOT a Darwinian process. It sounds like creation. There is no possible, conceivable way that Darwin can account for the sudden appearance of prokaryotes and bacteria, with all their molecular machines, systems, networks, genetic codes and complexity. Why don’t they just admit it? Why don’t they follow the evidence where it leads? Why this craving to smoke the Darwin dope and push it on the youth? (DOPE = Darwin-Only Public Education). They said the DOPE is still in 21st century textbooks. Come clean! Break the habit. Clean up your act. Darwinism’s only tenuous grasp on science is empirical evidence. Admittedly, Darwin was a good storyteller. He was a genteel guy with a lot of friends. But who cares if his book makes a nice story or one long argument? Science wants data. The empirical evidence has been slipping from his disciples’ grasp since the Origin hit the bookshelves. It sent his disciples on many a wild goose chase, looking for missing links that were trumpeted only to be falsified later (like Piltdown Man), Precambrian transitional forms that never appeared, pangenesis that was challenged by Mendelian discrete alleles, and promissory notes they kept delaying to pay. They kept distracting us with little finch beaks and peppered moths to make us believe they had everything explained. Their grip on empirical evidence was nearly lost when the genetic code was discovered. Now this: no tree of life! A biological big bang. Face it, Darwinists: it’s over. The tree was a myth. It’s obsolete. Stop trying to imagine a tree in the thicket. It’s not even “a tree of one percent.” Five percent is the usual scientific minimum threshold for statistical significance; this is way below that. The data do not “suggest” an imaginary tree that might be used to “salvage” the icon. If there’s anything “suggested” by the empirical evidence, it is a loud, clear call of design. Stop the doubletalk and the moonwalk. “Compressed cladogenesis” (another euphemism for “hurry-up origin of groups”) is not going to save the theory now. They tried that with the Cambrian explosion, too, remember? They tried to stretch it out a few more million years, from 2 minutes on a 24-hour clock to 4 minutes. It’s not going to work. Give it up. Let’s all pitch in, clean up the mess and move on. There’s work to do. Systems biology has some gold to mine (07/21/2009) and we can at least learn some things that might improve our living standards from the intelligent designs in biology (07/11/2009, 06/25/2005, 10/29/2005).(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Letran hiked its record to 5-3 while San Sebastian, which rallied from an early double-digit deficit, dropped to 3-4.Calvo wound up with 12 points and eight assists.Jerrick Balanza sealed the game by hitting two free throws with 26.9 ticks to go.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Alapag confident of Gilas’ chances in another PH-Korea duel UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village FILE PHOTO by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLetran continued its winning ways after surviving San Sebastian, 79-75, in overtime in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Rey Nambatac posted another double-double with 23 points and 14 rebounds while JP Calvo hit the go-ahead free throws, 77-75, with 1:20 left and made a crucial steal off the inbound pass as the Knights chalked up their fourth straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games NCAA Season 93 Preview: San Sebastian Stags PLAY LIST 01:53NCAA Season 93 Preview: San Sebastian Stags02:11NCAA Season 93 Preview: Letran Knights02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9301:37Protesters 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 Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Jeo Ambohot added 11 points and eight rebounds before going down with a right wrist injury following a nasty fall at the 5:48 mark of the third quarter. for the Knights, who blew a 12-point lead in the first half,“All credit to the boys. Their character showed when Jeo was out and everybody stepped up,” said Letran head coach Jeff Napa.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 shutout“Four [straight] wins is nothing. It’s not our main target. Our focus is to win as many games as we can,” Napa added.San Sebastian forward Michael Calisaan scored 18 points, including the game-tying triple, 71-all, with 1:14 remaining in regulation. View comments Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Potter insists Balogun fitness important for Brightonby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton manager Graham Potter insists Leon Balogun’s fitness is important to his side. The Nigeria international has been working his way into the Albion fold after competing in the African Cup of Nations this summer.Potter said: “He is probably having a bit of a bad time at the moment because he’s not healthy, and that’s the most important thing.”You cannot do anything about things if you’re not on the pitch so we have to just focus on getting him back training as soon as we can and also as safely as we can.”Then football decides who is out on the pitch.”Hopefully, we can get him back to enjoying football and get him back to playing football, then he’s an important guy in our squad.”
TORONTO – The head of Google’s parent company contrasted divisive U.S. politics against Canada’s innovation and immigration-friendly policies Thursday, adding his company owes this country a favour — one the Prime Minister said he’d be sure to call in.Alphabet Inc. chairman Eric Schmidt said during an onstage chat with Justin Trudeau in Toronto that his company is “enormously thankful to Canadians” for the country’s artificial intelligence innovations.“We now use it throughout our entire business and it’s a major driver of our corporate success,” he said at Google’s Go North conference. “So we owe you, right. And we remember.”Trudeau replied that Canada would make sure to hold him to it, now that it was “on record.”“We’ll make sure that works out,” the prime minister quipped.Google is among the backers of the Vector Institute, a Toronto-based artificial intelligence research lab which is part of Ottawa’s strategy to drive innovation in Canada. Ottawa is putting up to $50 million into the institute, Ontario is investing $50 million and more than 30 private-sector companies are set to invest $80 million.That’s in addition to Google’s AI lab in Montreal, which the tech giant launched in November 2016.But as Google’s relationship with Canada becomes increasingly cozy, relations between the U.S. and its northern neighbour have come under pressure.The U.S., Canada and Mexico have been in prolonged negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement, a deal Schmidt said has been “enormously successful.”Schmidt added that he was worried about the impact that U.S. identity politics under Donald Trump — in contrast to Canada’s focus on inclusivity and diversity — would have on the countries’ dealings.Schmidt noted that the U.S. is “critically dependent” on supply chains from Canada, “including the back and forth that we have in the tech industry.”“I’m concerned that the politics in the United States are going to drive various wedges between the excellent historical relations between Canada and the United States,” said Schmidt, who wore socks were emblazoned with the Canadian flag.The former Google CEO added that the North American Free Trade Agreement has been very successful and asked the Prime Minister about a timeline for when the negotiations will be complete.Trudeau said Canada is “carefully evaluating everything they put forward” and warned of dire consequences if the deal collapses.“As soon as you thicken that border, or shut things down, there are going to be negative impacts on the American economy, on American workers,” he said.“Of course there can be way more impacts on Canada because we are much smaller and more dependent on the U.S. But, at the same time, it’s gonna hurt if we fail to move forward with NAFTA.”He also noted Canada recently signed a trade deal with Europe and said the country is engaging with Asia as it looks to “diversify a certain bit.”Meanwhile, Trudeau said there is a “unity of approach and purpose on this” across the political spectrum in Canada, which is an “advantage.”“We are not going to be pushed into accepting something that is bad for Canada.”