Another nail was just seconds away to being driven in Waterhouse’s Red Stripe Premier League coffin when substitute Rodave Murray, showing great predatory skills, buried an opportunity to draw his team level and possibly delay their inevitable relegation. Murray’s 90th-minute strike was his first in the country’s top-flight football, and it came in only his second game, following a strike by Kenroy Howell in the 23rd, as he gave his team hopes of pulling off a rare victory. Two second-half goals from substitute Chevonne Marsh in the 57th and Dawyne Smith in the 87th set up Cavalier perfectly for the win, until Murray’s late intervention. For Murray, the occasion was bittersweet. “This is my first goal, but it is my second match in the Premier League. My first match was against UWI FC. I am feeling great, but at the same time, I am feeling disappointed. The coach said to us that the aim is to get three points, but we should not leave pointless, and we left with a point, so that is good,” the 18-year-old Dinthill daCosta Cup star said. He added: “I am disappointed because we came out here today looking a victory, and we did not get it.” Though their chances of survival are being written off with each passing match, Murray is still hopeful. KEEP ON FIGHTING “There is still time and opportunity for us, we just have to keep fighting and working hard, and the rest of the competition will tell,” said the youngster, who scored 27 goals for Dinthill last season. Besides trying to help his team survive the drop, Murray, who hails from Orange Field in Linstead, St Catherine, wants to retain his place in the country’s Under-20 squad and earn himself a professional contract. “My dream is to take it to the pro level, so I am just working hard towards that, and good performances in this league will help. “I have been invited to Jamaica’s Under-20 squad, and my aim is to join the team, work hard, and ensure that we qualify for the World Cup,” the youngster explained. At 18, Murray still has another year of eligibility at the schoolboy level, but he could pass on it if the opportunity presents itself. “I have another year at the schoolboy level, but I am not sure if I will return as yet. If I get a professional contract, I will take it. I have had offers from Europe; that is where my agent is based, so we will continue to look until something suitable comes,” Murray said. Murray added that he came close to joining Montego Bay United in the January transfer window. “I was supposed to be with Montego Bay United, but it just wasn’t working out. They wanted me to go to Cornwall College and play for Montego Bay United, but I did not want to leave Dinthill as yet, and Montego Bay is so far away from home,” he said.
Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “We were certainly due,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “But these things don’t just happen. You have to make them happen. Guys were ready to play tonight. You could sense it in the locker room beforehand.”Doncic and Smith each had 18 points, and Harrison Barnes added 17. The Mavericks hit 10 first-quarter 3-pointers — three from Doncic and two from Smith — and finished with 18 overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Dennis Smith Jr. was aggressive, he was hitting hit long-range shots, he was penetrating and finding people and defensively he worked hard to make it difficult on Kemba Walker,” Carlisle said.Dallas won on the road for the first time since Nov. 28. It entered the game with a NBA-worst 2-16 road record, compared to 15-3 at home. Dallas continues a four-game trip with games at Boston on Friday and at Philadelphia on Saturday.The Mavericks led 42-26 after the first quarter, and Charlotte got no closer than 18 the rest of the game. Dallas led by at least 20 points for the final 26 1/2 minutes.Dwight Powell scored 15 points, Wesley Matthews had 11, and DeAndre Jordan had eight points and 13 rebounds. Doncic added 10 rebounds and Smith seven assists, and the Mavericks didn’t use any of their starters for more than 29 minutes in the game.“I think we shot the ball well,” said Powell, who played 24 minutes off the bench. “But we also got some stops. That gave us a good cushion.”Charlotte was led by Walker’s 11 points. Walker made 4 of 14 shots and missed all five of his 3-point tries in 27 minutes. He was pulled with 3:15 left in the third quarter and didn’t return.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “That was a pretty good butt-whooping right there,” Walker said. “They just came in and outplayed us from the very beginning.”Charlotte coach James Borrego felt his team didn’t handle Dallas’ early shooting very well.“We started to hang our heads a little bit,” Borrego said. “We got a little bit frustrated defensively instead of just trusting what we do.”TIP INS:Mavericks: Fayetteville native Smith played one year at N.C. State and bought 25 tickets for Wednesday’s game. He had many other friends and family in attendance in his lone trip to his home state. He was one of three Mavericks with local ties; Barnes played at North Carolina, and 11th-year Dallas assistant coach Darrell Armstrong is a Gastonia native who played at Fayetteville State.Hornets: They started only their fourth different lineup of the season Wednesday after Jeremy Lamb (right hamstring) and Cody Zeller (broken right hand) were injured in Monday’s 125-100 home win over Orlando. Walker and Devonte Graham opened at guard, Nic Batum and Marvin Williams at forward and Willy Hernangomez at center. Graham, a 2018 second-round pick out of Kansas, made his first career start.UP NEXTMavericks: Visit Boston Celtics on Friday.Hornets: Begin a six-game, 10-day trip on Saturday in Denver. Charlotte also visits Phoenix, the Los Angeles Clippers, Portland, Sacramento and San Antonio before returning home Jan. 17 against Sacramento. 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The current United Nations Summit on Climate Change, which opened in New York this week, is already the most successful climate meeting ever held.In several such past meetings, the most industrialized countries and biggest carbon emitters, notably the United States, China and others, have not only been in denial about the looming catastrophe that increasing carbon emissions are bringing upon the world. These nations have historically also refused to go along with any proposals that would reverse the rapid global warming advance because they claim it hurts their economies. The industrial giants in these countries have also fully backed their governments, frustrating every attempt to reverse global warming, which threatens to have a horrific effect on life as we know it on planet Earth.But U.S. President Barrack Obama set the positive and decisive tone at this year’s Summit. In his speech Tuesday, he told the Summit, “We cannot condemn our children, and their children, to a future that is beyond their capacity to repair.”He then made this confession, which none of his predecessors had ever made: “So today, I’m here personally, as the leader of the world’s largest economy and its second largest emitter, to say that we have begun to do something about it.He outlined a number of successful measures the US has taken :* harnessed three times as much electricity from the wind and 10 times as much from the sun as we did when I came into office.* Within a decade, our cars will go twice as far on a gallon of gas, and already, every major automaker offers electric vehicles.* We’ve made unprecedented investments to cut energy waste in our homes, buildings and appliances, all of which will save consumers billions of dollars.* We are helping communities build climate-resilient infrastructure.* Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced, more than any other nation, our total carbon pollution . But we have to do more. Last year, I issued America’s first Climate Action Plan to double down on our efforts. Under that plan, my administration is working with states and utilities to set first-ever standards to cut the amount of carbon pollution our power plants can dump into the air, making this the single most significant step USA has ever taken to reduce our carbon emissions.* New actions in renewable energy and energy efficiency will save consumers more than $10 billion on their energy bills and cut carbon pollution by nearly 300 million metric tons through 2030. That’s the equivalent of taking more than 60 million cars off the road for one year.* Got private sector leaders who’ve agreed to slash, by 80 percent by 2050, consumption of dangerous greenhouse gases known as HFCs.* More than 100 nations have agreed to launch talks to phase down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol — the same agreement the world used successfully to phase out ozone-depleting chemicals.* President Xi of China and I have worked on this together. Just a few minutes ago, I met with Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, and reiterated my belief that as the two largest economies and emitters in the world, we have a special responsibility to lead. That’s what big nations have to do.”Big nations have a particular responsibility, yes.But so do small nations like Liberia . And that is what we, with the generous assistance of Norway, also did this week, in New York. The Norwegians have provided US$150 million to help save Liberia from deforestation. This money is being given us to halt the logging industry and still make money by retaining our forests.What will happen to forestry workers? We suggest that GOL uses some of that money to invest in agriculture–tree crops (citrus, coffee, cocoa, almond, cashew nuts, plums and rubber); as well as pineapples, vegetables–greens, pepper, cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.Our farmers should also invest in cassava and other tubers, rice and livestock–cattle, pigs, poultry and eggs.This is a very serious mission that will ensure an alternative the extractive industry. Instead of cutting down our trees, we must start growing food, making use of the fertile land and great rainfall God has given us.Our first step is to retrain our forestry workers and turn them into agricultural producers. Then we must find them the land, seeds, scions, irrigation systems and farm implements–not just the cutlass and hoe–but tractors and other modern tools that will make them successful.These initiatives will definitely contribute to the reduction in carbon emissions, arrest the advance of climate change and restore with full force, life on planet Earth and the livelihood of its inhabitants.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– heist caught on surveillance camerasA 15-year-old boy was hospitalised after he was shot in the face by armed bandits on Sunday afternoon at a mechanic shop in South Ruimveldt Gardens, Greater Georgetown.The mechanic shop the three gunmen stormedAccording to the Police, the robbery occurred about 14:00h.The teenager identified as Jamal Lewis, of Wren Avenue, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, is an employee of the mechanic shop. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was admitted in “serious” condition.According to Police spokesman Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan, Lewis had scuffled with one of the bandits during the robbery and one round from the bandit’s firearm hit him in the face.“The employees were robbed of cellular phones and a small amount of cash. The suspects escaped in a silver Spacio, registration number unknown,” the Police spokesman added.The property, which also houses a base of the Green Ice Taxi Service, has surveillance cameras which captured the entire robbery.The video footage, which was handed over to the Police, revealed the car circled the area twice before its occupants pulled off the daring robbery.Reports reaching this publication informed that the men upon exiting the vehicle ran into the mechanic shop and held its occupants at gunpoint, relieving them of their valuables.According to persons at the mechanic shop, one of the men gun-butted Jamal, causing the weapon to discharge a round, which hit the teenager.The men did not manage to cart off any cash from the business itself.Police are continuing their hunt for the suspects.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA MONICA: Panel says city where man drove into crowd can be taken to court. By The Associated Press Victims of a 2003 crash in which an elderly driver plowed into a crowded farmers market can sue the city of Santa Monica for failing to protect them, a state appeals court ruled. The ruling by the 2nd District Court of Appeals reinstated allegations that the city failed to adequately shield shoppers from George Russell Weller, who was 86 years old when he crashed his car through wooden barricades and into the open-air market. The July 16, 2003, crash killed 10 people and injured more than 70. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Several dozen victims and relatives filed a personal injuries and wrongful death lawsuit against Santa Monica, alleging it failed to protect pedestrians. The city contends it was immune from liability because it had drawn up a traffic control map. A judge sided with the city, but the appeals panel reversed that judgment Oct.12. The court found there was “reasonable inference” that a sketch of the traffic control map was not the plan approved by the city’s traffic engineer in 1987. For that reason, the city’s “immunity defense should have been denied,” the panel wrote. “It was a terrible accident, a tragedy for the people who were injured,” said Jeanette Schachtner, Santa Monica deputy city attorney. “But the city … and the taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for Mr. Weller’s acts.” In an interview with police after the crash, Weller said he did everything to try to stop, including putting the car’s gearshift knob into park. His lawyers argued it was a case of “pedal error,” in which Weller panicked and mistook the car’s accelerator for the brake. Weller was convicted last year of 10 counts of manslaughter.
Insurance industry bosses have been slammed for suggesting that fraudulent claims are the reason insurance premiums are so high.Pearse Doherty called out insurance firms for not reporting suspected bogus claims to gardai – despite one firm believing 20% are fraudulent.The Donegal TD was speaking at an Oireachtas committee meeting alongside CEO of AXA Phillip Bradley, Allianz chief Sean McGrath, and FBD Ireland’s Jackie McMahon and Fiona Muldoon. A video has gone viral showing party’s finance spokesperson laying into the industry bosses.In it, Doherty said: “I’m not suggesting there is no issue with fraudulent claims.“What I’m suggesting is that the insurance industry is completely exaggerating the issue of fraudulent claims in a way to try and justify the type of premiums they are charging, and the increases we are seeing in certain sectors.“It is not for the insurance industry to prove whether claims are fraudulent. It is for the industry to report a suspected crime to the gardai. “We have listened for quite a while in relation to this issue and I know there are issues in terms of fraudulent and exaggerated claims, but not at the scale that the industry is suggesting – and the last 10 minutes have just proven that.”Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson @PearseDoherty has called out the insurance industry for magnifying the scale of the issue of fraudulent claims in order to justify their high premiums and increases. pic.twitter.com/jaR5kH2dFr— Sinn Féin (@sinnfeinireland) July 5, 2019Donegal TD slams insurance bosses over issue of fraudulent claims was last modified: July 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
Let me start with the first: location within the parent galaxy. We ride in the Milky Way galaxy, about half way between the center and the edge. That is a safe place to be, as the center has all sorts of things going on such as black holes and supernovae. The center is a place with a high radiation environment which would be destructive to life, and even to basic chemistry processes. On the other hand, being close to or at the edge of the galaxy would be in a region of low density of materials, probably not enough to collect into a planetary body. The half-way position results in a reasonable sized habitable zone around stars.Our galaxy has spiral arms, and we don’t want to be located in one of those. We are between the Sagittarius and Perseus arms of the galaxy. These are regions of star building activity, where we do not want to be. We are in a nice safe gap between the arms.And one comment about our galaxy which does not impact its livability, although our galaxy is huge in extent, it is quite flat and has narrow thickness. This puts us in an excellent place for astronomical observations. We do not have much dust to peer through. We are far enough from the bright center of the Milky Way to be able to see outside our galaxy, and to be able to discern and identify other galaxies and their constituent stars. So not only do we live in a place which permits life, it also is an excellent place to be able to conduct scientific research, and to develop some understanding and appreciation of the universe and all the marvels of nature. This is an added benefit of being alive.In subsequent articles, I will march down the list of features listed above and have a brief discussion of how these become crucial to the existence of life, and how this affects our search for life elsewhere in the universe.Image credits: Illustra Media, The Privileged PlanetDr Henry Richter, a contributor to Creation-Evolution Headlines, was a key player at NASA/JPL in the early days of the American space program. With a PhD in Chemistry, Physics and Electrical Engineering from Caltech), Dr Richter brings a perspective about science with the wisdom of years of personal involvement. His book America’s Leap Into Space: My Time at JPL and the First Explorer Satellites (2015), chronicles the beginnings of the space program based on his own records and careful research into rare NASA documents, providing unequaled glimpses into events and personnel in the early days of rocketry that only an insider can give. His next book, Spacecraft Earth: A Guide for Passengers, is due out later in 2017. For more about Dr Richter, see his Author Profile. Recommended Resource: Consider buying copies of The Privileged Planet in bulk to hand out at the total solar eclipse on August 21. You can obtain them in convenient quicksleeve packaging in quantities of 10, 25, 50 or 100 from Go2RPI.com for only about $3 per unit, less than a third of the usual price.(Visited 807 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 by Dr Henry RichterFor a number of years I have been amused to watch many in the scientific community conduct a frantic campaign to identify life elsewhere in the universe. There has been a plethora of articles and significant dollars dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial life, particularly intelligent life. In recent times several thousand planets have been discovered orbiting stars throughout the visible universe. Several large radio telescopes have been conducting searches for coherent radiation that originated outside of our galaxy. A number of scientific instruments have flown on unmanned spacecraft looking for life forms or related chemicals in our local planetary exploration.A recent article in EOS Earth & Science News discusses “Ten Earth-Sized Planets Found by Exoplanet-Hunting Telescope.” Now, the way that distant planets are detected is that when they pass in front of their host star that they cause a minuscule dimming of the light from that star. No information about the new planet is forthcoming at this point except an estimate of its size and of its orbital parameters around its host star. No atmosphere, no oceans, no type of surface, no core, no magnetic field, no rotation rate, etc. can be inferred.It is certainly no surprise to find planets orbiting stars. This is to be expected in the universe. There is no rationale that would say that our sun is the only object in the universe surrounded by planets. It is a big leap beyond that conjecture to think that life abounds on these planets around other stars. So I would like to explore a number of features and characteristics of the planet that will allow life to exist. We, of course, will start with the earth as an example of a planet where we know life exists. We can list a number of features and characteristics that allow life to exist here and which if just one were not present, would make life impossible. So let me list a number of these features, and we will examine them in more detail in this and future issues of this series. Many of these insights I have gathered from the excellent video “The Privileged Planet” produced by Illustra Media.A location in a “safe” place in the galaxy, not close to any active regions, overactive stars, or black holesBeing attached to a stable star. Our sun, a G2 type is idealHaving our host star the proper size, and with proper stable energy outputBeing in an orbit in the “habitable” zone setting temperature in a fairly narrow regionHaving several gas giant planets in the system for protection from orbiting debrisHaving a near-circular orbit assuring that the heat input from the star does not vary muchA planet with the proper inclination as it goes around its orbitHaving a planet within a certain range of massesHaving a planet with a reasonable rotation rateHaving an atmosphere with the right composition and densityHaving liquid water of the proper amount and compositionHaving a good ratio between water (oceans) and landHaving hydrogen with specialized bonding to give water characteristics different than other substancesHaving a satellite moon of the right size and distanceA planet of the proper massA planet with a liquid iron core to generate a magnetic fieldA planet with a magnetic field of the proper strengthA rocky planet with a crust of the proper thickness to allow plate tectonics to occurA planet with a good source of carbon – in the form to allow chemical reactionsA planet with a number of rare element chemicals which are essential to life forms
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A little more moisture moved through the state yesterday and it did it sooner than what we were looking for too. So, we start the forecast this morning with a question: “does that extra moisture have any impact o the start of the week?” The answer is generally no, but we likely have to contend with some on and off clouds through the day today, and there may be enough moisture left in the atmosphere to trigger a couple of sprinkles here and there. But, generally we just look for clouds and some sun through the day, with humidity values a little elevated.We are dry for most of the rest of the week. Full sunshine in here tomorrow through Thursday. A weak trough tries to move through later Thursday afternoon and overnight, but the moisture that looks so promising as it crosses the upper Midwest and northern IL falls apart. While we wont rule out some scattered light shower potential, as it stands right now that potential is low and not enough for us to make any big precipitation call in the forecast for now. We are dry with slightly drier air behind the trough for Friday into the weekend.Our next good rain chance develops Saturday evening through Sunday as a cold front shifts through from NW to SE. This frontal complex triggers good shower potential and will also have the ability to trigger some thunderstorms as well. Rain totals for the event end up in the .25″-1.25″ range with 80% coverage. The best thunderstorm potential, and therefore the best chance for the heaviest rains, comes across NW OH. Now, while the northern part of the state clears out pretty quick behind the front Monday, it slows and stalls in far southern Ohio, which may allow for scattered lingering showers through Monday and into very early Tuesday before everything moves away.We finish the rest of the 10 day period with dry weather for Tuesday the 24th and Wednesday the 25th. The map below shows combined rain totals through the next 10 days.The extended period likely has scattered showers for Thursday the 26th, with rain potential of .1″-.5″ and coverage at 75%. The rest of the extended period is dry through Tuesday, October 1. Temps will not be as warm as nearby here, but they also do not look to fall off as fast, as all models trended warmer over the weekend. Cold air is pooling in the Canadian prairies later next week, so we are not sold on the warmer solution yet, but for the time being lets say cool temps are not a concern.
Google just announced the general launch of Google Wave at its annual developer conference in San Francisco. Until today, Wave was an invite-only service, but starting now, anybody with a Google account will be able to log into Wave and use it without any restrictions. Google will also enable Wave for Google Apps users today. In order to educate these new users, the Google Wave team has also created a number of new videos and case studies that highlight how organizations can use Wave to collaborate more effectively.Collaboration: The Sweet Spot for WaveWhen we talked to the Wave team yesterday, the project’s co-founder Lars Rasmussen noted that since the launch of the invite-only beta, group collaboration in businesses, education, news organizations and at conferences has emerged as the sweet spot for Wave. That will be the use-case that the Wave team plans to highlight during the general launch and in the next few weeks. Why did Google decide to open up Wave now? According to the Wave team, the service is now stable and fast enough for a mainstream audience (crashes were a very common sight in the early days). During the invite-only testing period, the team added numerous new features that its early users requested. These include email notifications of updated waves and access controls for waves, as well as making it easier for users to reply and edit waves and find unread material in a wave. The team also introduced templates that make getting started easier for new users.Updates for DevelopersBesides opening up sign-ups for Wave, the team announced a number of developer features at I/O today. The next version of the Robots API, for example, will not only untie Wave robots from Google’s App Engine, but also allow developers to create “active” robots that can generate waves and update them. Google is launching improvements to the Embed API, including the ability to give readers anonymous access to waves. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google#news#Real-Time Web#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Maybe the most exciting update is that Google is releasing a new Data API that will allow developers to create lightweight Wave clients. For now, as Rasmussen noted in our interview, developers won’t be able to create full-fledged Wave clients yet, but the team has started to define a client and server protocol that will soon make it a possibility.In order to help developers create their own applications on top of the Wave APIs and bootstrap the Wave developer community, the team is open-sourcing the real-time Wave rich text editor. The Wave team has also made progress in getting companies like Novell and projects like PyGoWave, Ruby on Sails and QWave to support the wave federation protocol. The latest company to sign on to this project is SAP, which will use Wave in its StreamWork product.Join Our Discussion on Wave 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market