Wellington teams lose in Andale; Oxford boys overwhelm Central-Burden

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Westport Winery Recipes Featured in New Washington Cookbook

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery has four recipes featured in Christy Campbell’s new cookbook and travel guide Eat & Explore Washington. On the cover it says, “Experience the Evergreen State like never before as you explore the distinct flavor of Washington and discover the state’s exceptional communities, beloved celebration, and remarkable destinations…”Included in this book are the winery’s Dungeness Crab Quiche, Flourless Chocolate Cake with Red Sky at Night Sauce, Rib-Eye with Demi Gastrique and French Bread. This book is available to purchase in the winery’s newly expanded gift shop. Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with its unique sculpture garden and grape maze is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. These award-winning wines are exclusively available at this location. The winery and bakery are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery at 360-648-2224.last_img read more

Voisard, Cooke sparkle for Selects in Kootenay Zone title run

first_imgThe Nelson Selects are off to the 2011 B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup in Powell River.The Selects scored a pair of shutout victories over Kootenay South and Cranbrook at the Kootenay U13 Girl’s Soccer Playdowns Saturday in Castlegar.“The coaches are extremely pleased with the effort and skill shown by the Nelson squad this weekend,” said co-coach Pat Perkins after Nelson dumped Cranbrook Rovers 6-0 and rival Kootenay South Rockets 2-0.“This was the team’s best performance of the year and all players should be proud of their performance individually and as a squad.”Paul Burkart is the other U13 co-coach.The run to the zone title was not as easy as the scores appear.The contest against Kootenay South was scoreless at halftime before Darian Voisard potted a pair of markers to give Nelson the victory.Haley Cooke was solid between the pipes for Nelson.Needing a victory to secure the title, the Selects made not mistake against the Rovers, pounding the East Kootenay squad.Voisard paced the attack with three goals with singles going to Naomi Perkins, Amelia Martze, and Lakpa DietCooke earned her second shutout of the day.The Selects travel to Cranbrook to compete in the Sam Steele Days tournament before heading west to Power River for the U13 Provincial B Cup July [email protected]last_img read more

Early season test for Leafs as Green & White host Murdoch rivals

first_imgThe first of many Murdoch Division Showdowns play out this weekend in the Heritage City when the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels invade the NDCC Arena.The Hawks start the three-game Murdoch Division series Friday with a tilt in Nelson.Beaver Valley, suffering its first loss of the season Saturday at home to Osoyoos Coyotes, trails the Leafs and Rebels by a slim one point in Murdoch standings.However, Castlegar has played four more games than both Nelson and Beaver Valley.Twenty-year-old Ryan Edwards, eighth in league scoring with eight goals and eight assists leads the Hawks into the contest.Nelson counters with the one-two punch of Travis Wellman and  Jamie Vlanich — the two line mates have combined for 34 points in seven games this season.Saturday Nelson travels to Castlegar to meet the Rebels in the first of a home-and-home series. Sunday, round two goes at 2:30 p.m. in Nelson.Leaf fans get to see former Leaf defenceman Seth Schmidt in action.Schmidt, a native of Creston, was involved in the deal that sent Vlanich and Wellman to Nelson during the offseason.Schmidt currently sits second in Rebel scoring with 13 points and has points in eight of his nine games played this season.ICE CHIPS: The triple-header weekend has been dubbed Parent Weekend by Leaf management. The three games allow parents of players the opportunity to watch their kids in action. The Leafs hockey club is hosting a reception following Friday’s game against Beaver Valley before a luncheon Saturday afternoon at the Hume Hotel. . . .The Nelson Leafs traded another homegrown product away when Matt MacDonald was dealt to the Revelstoke Grizzlies last week. The 6-foot, 160-pound forward was moved for a player to be named later. Earlier this summer Leaf brass traded Dallon Stoddart to Castlegar in the Wellman/Vlanich deal. In 52 games with Nelson stretching over two seasons, MacDonald had seven goals and seven assists for 14 points.last_img read more

Bombers, Wildcats co-host High School Boy’s Hoop tourney

first_imgGames continue through Friday and into Saturday with semi finals set for LVR and Mount Sentinel at 12:30 p.m.The final goes at Mount Sentinel at 7:30 p.m.LVR had its first taste of the season Tuesday by defeating Stanley Humphries Rockers 52-22 at the Hangar.Top scorers were Robby Dixon with 15 points.Darian Johnson and Josh Matosevic each had eight points while Vinne Watson scored seven and Jake Anderson six. The L.V. Rogers Bombers and Mount Sentinel Wildcats prepare to host the first major basketball tournament in the region Friday in Nelson and South Slocan.Eleven teams from throughout the Kootenay and Central Okangan are set to tip off in the West Kootenay Rumble Senior Boy’s Basketball Tournament.The Bombers play host to Prince Charles Comets of Creston at 1 p.m. at the Hangar in Nelson while the Wildcats meet Salmo Falcons at 6 p.m. at the Mount Sentinel gymnasium.In the other first round games, Sparwood plays Heritage Christian of Kelowna; Nakusp meets Fernie Falcons and Selkirk of Kimberley takes on Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar.last_img read more

Extinct Cretaceous Birds Flew

first_img(Visited 424 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 They flew, they had feathers, they landed on top of dinosaurs. Did they evolve from dinosaurs?A press release at Berkeley News talks about enantiornithine birds (“opposite birds”) from the late Cretaceous. As far as we know they are all extinct, along with the dinosaurs. Evolutionists insist that they evolved from theropod dinosaurs, and yet the adaptations for powered flight are immense (see documentary Flight: The Genius of Birds from Illustra Media). “You don’t just partly fly,” quipped Paul Nelson in the film, because the entire anatomy of the creature has to be remodeled for that function: the bones, the lungs, the heart, the metabolism – virtually every body system is engineered for flight. And the enantiornithines had them all:Feathers and quill knobsA springy furcula (wishbone) for strong muscle attachmentsWings for strong and agile flapping flightThe same size ranges of modern birds: chickadee to vulture sizeSexual dimorphism (most likely)Very little seems different from modern birds, except that some had teeth in their beaks and claws on their feet. The particular enantiornithine discussed in the article, named Mirarce eatoni, was found in Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante national monument in 1992, but not analyzed in detail till now. Said to be 75 million Darwin Years old, it was the size of a turkey vulture. The fossil had exceptional preservation for enantiornithines, which are found around the world but usually flattened or fragmentary. This one was found in 3-D, allowing more details about its anatomy and physiology.Her analysis showed that by the late Cretaceous, enantiornithines had evolved advanced adaptations for flying independent of today’s birds. In fact, they looked quite similar to modern birds: they were fully feathered and flew by flapping their wings like modern birds. The fossilized bird probably had teeth in the front of its beak and claws on its wings as well as feet. Some enantiornithines had prominent tail feathers that may have differed between male and female and been used for sexual display.“It is quite likely that, if you saw one in real life and just glanced at it, you wouldn’t be able to distinguish it from a modern bird,” Atterholt saidTwo major mysteries revolve around this evolving story: how enantiornithines “evolved advanced adaptations for flying independent of today’s birds,” and why all of them went extinct with the dinosaurs.Evolutionists are committed to their dinobird story: “All birds evolved from feathered theropods – the two-legged dinosaurs like T. rex – beginning about 150 million years ago,” the article argues by assertion, “and developed into many lineages in the Cretaceous, between 146 and 65 million years ago.” And yet here are two serious flaws in their story. If the origin of powered flight in birds was miraculous once, how about more than once, with the results being so close as to make the two bird groups almost indistinguishable? The second flaw is how all but the “modern birds” group survived the extinction.This is typical of articles on evolution. They tell you flatly and confidently that “it evolved,” then present conundrums that leave you breathless with incredulity. Powered flight multiple times? Convergence so close as to be indistinguishable? Selective extinction? Something is dreadfully wrong with this story. Imagine inventing something able to lift its body weight against gravity, and do it with finesse and agility, and then attributing it to blind natural forces? That assertion should sound crazy from square one. The rest of the story falls out of the sky like a plucked chicken when you think about it. Why not start with the obvious attributes of intelligent design that make these animals strong flyers? At least you remove the worst of the conundrums, and only have to worry about the selective extinction. It’s much easier to explain things dying out than evolving.last_img read more

CENTURO first new N inhibitor approved in 40 years

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest CENTURO, a next-generation nitrification inhibitor for anhydrous ammonia and UAN from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch), has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and is now available for order in the U.S. The approval marks the first time in more than 40 years that a nitrification inhibitor has received FIFRA registration.“Our team of agronomists, chemists and technology specialists have spent the past nine years working on a technology that could make a grower’s nitrogen investment more efficient. Today, we have CENTURO, which has been scientifically proven to reduce nitrogen loss and optimize nutrient-use efficiency,” said Justin Hoppas, executive vice president of Koch. “Farmers throughout the Corn Belt are facing growing economic and environmental pressures, and we understand fertilizer additives must perform and pay off. CENTURO is now available as one more tool in a grower’s toolbox to increase agricultural efficiencies and optimize their crop nutrition investments.”CENTURO works to protect applied nitrogen and keep the valuable nutrient available in the root zone in its ammonium form where it’s less susceptible to loss through denitrification and leaching. By keeping nitrogen in a stable form for a longer period of time, more of the nitrogen is available to be absorbed by the plant, and there is less potential loss to the environment. In fact, in the first two years of an ongoing study conducted at Iowa State University, CENTURO reduced nitrate leaching by an average of 44% in fall-applied anhydrous ammonia and an average of 23% in spring-applied anhydrous ammonia compared to untreated anhydrous ammonia.“With so much focus on nitrate in our rivers and streams, calls for farmers to curb nitrogen loss are increasing,” said Jean Payne, president of the Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association. “Farmers are aware of this challenge and are voluntarily seeking products that can reduce the potential for leaching of nitrates into nearby waterways. Through our research in Illinois, we can confidently tell our farmers that when you use a registered nitrification inhibitor like CENTURO, your nitrogen is in the soil longer so more can be absorbed by the plant.”CENTURO holds the nitrogen in the ammonium form three times longer than without an inhibitor. With fall-applied anhydrous ammonia, more ammonium will be held in the soil throughout the spring, maximizing availability for crop uptake. And with spring-applied anhydrous ammonia, CENTURO helps minimize potential losses to leaching and denitrification from spring rains prior to crop establishment.CENTURO also helps growers significantly improve nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) to increase crop output. Across a two-year study in Nebraska, Illinois and Missouri, CENTURO increased the NUE of anhydrous by up to 25%.last_img read more

Andrew Mason ‘Fired’ As Groupon CEO

first_imgAndrew Mason finally found out that running the controversial deals site Groupon was no bargain. Mason, who founded the company, was unceremoniously ousted as CEO earlier on Thursday, following a rotten earnings report on Wednesday that capped more than a year of problematic performance and clashes with the SEC at the once-hot startup.Mason bluntly told Groupon employees in a statement he apparently made public: “I was fired today. If you’re wondering why… you haven’t been paying attention.” (The text of that statement — notable for its honesty, self-effacing humor and a faint echo of Conan O’Brien’s announcement following his defenestration from the Tonight Show  — follows below.)Mason’s departure has been the subject of speculation and outright investor hostility for some time. Groupon shares, which had fallen almost 80% since the company’s $20-a-share IPO in 2011, jumped roughly 8% in after-hours trading on the news of his ousting. A couple of hours later, the stock’s bounce had evened out to roughly a 4% increase, up 16 cents to $4.68.The Groupon board named the company’s executive chairman Eric Lefkofsky and vice chairman Ted Leonsis as interim co-CEOs, and said it has already started looking for a new permanent CEO. For the moment, though, that leaves Groupon in the hands of a former carpet salesman turned billionaire entrepreneur and the former vice chairman of AOL. Hard to see what could go wrong there.How The Deal Went SourFounded in 2008, Groupon went public with a bang three years later in the company of other hot tech startups such as LinkedIn and Skype. Fevered trading on its first day as a public company pushed Groupon’s market valuation to $16.7 billion — seemingly justifying the company’s decision a year earlier to spurn a $6 billion acquisition offer from Google.(See also: Groupon Stock Goes On Fire Sale, But What Went So Wrong?)Groupon’s underlying issues, however, predated its IPO. In a tactic reminiscent of the dot-com bubble, the company downplayed its actual reported income and instead emphasized a made-up figure called ACSOI, or “adjusted consolidated segment operating income” that excluded a few costs — inconsequential things, really. Like marketing expenses. But some stick-in-the-muds insisted on pointing out that since Groupon’s deals machine actually leaned rather heavily on, y’know, marketing — those inescapable daily-deal emails didn’t write themselves — the company’s insistence on ACSOI was just a tad problematic. Eventually, the SEC agreed, and its pointed questions eventually forced Groupon to drop the whole thing.There were other issues, of course. Like the way Groupon decided to spend almost 85% of all the venture capital it had raised — the princely sum of $941.7 million, in other words — not to build up its business, but to cash out founders and other early backers. Or the way it so many people kept concluding that its business model strongly resembled a Ponzischeme.Groupon Adapts — Or MaladaptsOver the past year, Groupon has struggled to adjust to its diminished expectations. In a tacit acknowledgement that the daily-deals space was looking a bit overfished, the company de-emphasized deals on services such as yoga sessions and spa treatments and instead expanded into offering deeply discounted offers on actual products — an even lower-margin business that contributed to the company’s earnings misses in both the third and fourth quarters.Likewise, Groupon aimed to take on the likes of Square by offering its participating merchants a new electronic payment system, another initiative that would have taken more time than Mason had to produce a real return of any kind.Which leaves Messrs. Lefkofsky and Leonsis with a couple of awkward questions. Can they find anyone to run this ongoing mess of a company? And why would anyone want to?Here’s Mason’s statement:(This is for Groupon employees, but I’m posting it publicly since it will leak anyway)People of Groupon,After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO of Groupon, I’ve decided that I’d like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding – I was fired today. If you’re wondering why… you haven’t been paying attention. From controversial metrics in our S1 to our material weakness to two quarters of missing our own expectations and a stock price that’s hovering around one quarter of our listing price, the events of the last year and a half speak for themselves. As CEO, I am accountable.You are doing amazing things at Groupon, and you deserve the outside world to give you a second chance. I’m getting in the way of that. A fresh CEO earns you that chance. The board is aligned behind the strategy we’ve shared over the last few months, and I’ve never seen you working together more effectively as a global company – it’s time to give Groupon a relief valve from the public noise.For those who are concerned about me, please don’t be – I love Groupon, and I’m terribly proud of what we’ve created. I’m OK with having failed at this part of the journey. If Groupon was Battletoads, it would be like I made it all the way to the Terra Tubes without dying on my first ever play through. I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to take the company this far with all of you. I’ll now take some time to decompress (FYI I’m looking for a good fat camp to lose my Groupon 40, if anyone has a suggestion), and then maybe I’ll figure out how to channel this experience into something productive.If there’s one piece of wisdom that this simple pilgrim would like to impart upon you: have the courage to start with the customer. My biggest regrets are the moments that I let a lack of data override my intuition on what’s best for our customers. This leadership change gives you some breathing room to break bad habits and deliver sustainable customer happiness – don’t waste the opportunity!I will miss you terribly.Love, AndrewLead image via Flickr user TechCrunch, CC 2.0 Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification david hamilton A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img Tags:#Groupon Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

Bengal serial killer who murdered 7 women held

first_imgThe West Bengal police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested an alleged serial killer who has confessed to killing seven middle-aged women in the rural areas of Bardhaman and Hooghly districts.“Earlier this week, we arrested Kamaruzzaman Sarkar in connected with a murder. The accused has confessed to killing six more women,” said Bhaskar Mukherjee, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Bardhaman. He said all the murders were committed between October 2018 and May 2019. According to the police, the accused sexually assaulted the victims after injuring them with heavy, blunt objects. Most of the victims were targeted when they were alone at home. The accused entered the house on the pretext of taking electricity meter readings. Initial cluesThe police got initial clues after the the murder of a woman from Gaora village in Bardhaman district. CCTV footage of the suspect wearing a red helmet and riding a red motorbike was obtained and all police stations were alerted. Sarkar, 42, was arrested on Sunday and has been remanded in police custody for 12 days. The police are also taking the help of a psychiatrist to assess the mental state of the accused.last_img read more

Knicks’ last-second goaltend gives Wizards win in NBA London game

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was an odd finish for the Wizards, who outscored the Knicks 24-11 in the fourth quarter to send New York to its fifth consecutive defeat.“I’ve never seen that — especially in London,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “But what a finish. This was one of those games that nobody deserves to go on their long flight home without a win, but it happens in sports.”Beal scored 26 points and had nine rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards, but it was Bryant’s bucket — or, more accurately, the one he didn’t make — that mattered most.Noah Vonleh gave the Knicks the 100-99 edge with a one-handed finish over Bryant with 33.7 seconds remaining, and a 3-pointer by Beal rimmed out. Kevin Knox tried to run down the clock, but his off-balance 3-point attempt missed the rim and led to a shot-clock violation with 3.3 seconds remaining.That left Washington with one last opportunity. After Beal drove the lane, Trier and Emmanuel Mudiay failed to account for Bryant, who released the ball in time but had his shot swatted away by Trier.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LONDON — When Bradley Beal felt his legs go out beneath him, likely ending his chances of scoring the go-ahead basket for the Washington Wizards, he spotted Thomas Bryant standing alone in the lane.Beal dropped the ball off to Bryant, who was awarded two points after Allonzo Trier was called for goaltending on his layup attempt with 0.4 seconds remaining, and the Wizards claimed a 101-100 victory over the New York Knicks at The O2 Arena on Thursday night. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “I think from my angle, watching the replay … I was peeking over (the official’s shoulder) and it looked like it started just on its tick down,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “But we had a breakdown in coverage. It was supposed to be a switch and it wasn’t a switch and we paid for it.”Beal, who worked out with Bryant in Los Angeles during the offseason, said he didn’t hesitate dumping the ball off at the last second.Washington Wizards forward Troy Brown Jr. (6), left, drives to the basket as New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) defends, during an NBA basketball game between New York Knicks and Washington Wizards at the O2 Arena, in London, Thursday, Jan.17, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)“It was a great play,” Beal said. “It was a play for me to basically catch it and get to the basket, but I slipped on something, lost my footing a little bit, and I saw TB rolling to the basket. I trusted him to make the right play for us.”Mudiay scored 25 points, though he missed a heave as time expired, and Luke Kornet finished with 16 points, including 12 in the first quarter, for the Knicks.New York held a 10-point lead after the first quarter and pushed it to 19 in the second before entering halftime up 63-53.It then led by as many as 16 in the third quarter before Washington began to rally. The Wizards reclaimed the lead at 92-91 with 4:34 left on Porter’s pull-up jumper.Beal, whose streak of three games with 30 or more points ended, scored only eight points in the first half.The Wizards shot 7 for 27 from 3-point range and had a 51-42 rebounding advantage.TIP-INSKnicks: C Enes Kanter, who is averaging 14.4 points and a team-high 11 rebounds, did not travel with the team for the game because of fears over his safety as an outspoken critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. … Rookie C Mitchell Robinson returned after missing 13 games with a groin injury and finished with four points and two rebounds in 10 minutes. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Wizards: Owner Ted Leonsis said before the game that he would “never, ever tank” and that Washington, which has reached the playoffs four of the last five seasons, would push to do so again. “I don’t think you can tell a coach, ‘Don’t try to win,” Leonsis said. “I would never do that.”UP NEXTKnicks: Return home to host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday.Wizards: Host the Detroit Pistons on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Barcelona reaches Copa quarters but could be disqualifiedlast_img read more