Father and daughter at odds over high jump focus

first_imgFifteen-year-old Janique Burgher won gold in the Class Three high jump on yesterday’s third day of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships to go with the bronze she won in the event in 2014 while competing in Class Four. Despite the Edwin Allen High School athlete’s exploits, her father is not totally satisfied, as his dream is for her to be on the track. “I am fairly proud, but I think she should doing something (running) on track as well, because I think she has the potential to do it,” 60-year-old Hopeton Burgher said. “I have been trying everything, but she is adamant on doing the high jump, so I just let her have her way.” Young Burgher said she finds running to be boring, hence her decision to stick to the high jump. “With the high jump I have something that I have to jump over, an obstacle,” the slim-built athlete said. However, her father, who represented Holmwood Technical High School in the 100m, 200m and 400m, is not giving up hope of her doing the sprints. “She is always saying she is going to be the next Shelly-Ann Fraser (Pryce), but I always tell her she can only be in the limelight if she does track,” he said. “Persons who are sponsoring they are looking for the hype, so they are not going to sponsor you if they don’t get the hype. “But in time to come I will take it back up with her and take her and make me and her go train. I think she needs to do some sprinting.” Janique was the only athlete in her event to clear 1.70 metres, which earned her the gold medal, with Hydel’s Shauntia Davidson taking the silver with her clearance of 1.65m, on the first attempt Three athletes, Kaliah Jones of Excelsior High, Lacovia High’s Kadian Myers and Camperdown High’s Ramona Hylton tied for the bronze, as they all cleared 1.65m on their second attempt. “I am happy to have won the gold medal, but I am a little bit disappointed, because my PR (personal record) is 1.75m. But my groin is hurting me right now and I am having a bellyache,” the champion athlete said. “I had to just focus on the event and forget about the pain.” ryon.jones@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

Matteo Darmian to Man United: Federico Macheda hails €18m move for Italy ace

first_img1 Matteo Darmian Manchester United is a perfect fit for Matteo Darmian, according to ex-United striker Federico Macheda.The Italy full-back is close to completing his move from Torino to Old Trafford for around €18m, plus add-ons, and his fellow countryman Macheda, currently at Cardiff, thinks it will be a smooth transition.“Matteo must certainly expect great things when joining a world-class club,” Macheda said. “I wish him all the best and feel he is ready for this adventure.“Wearing the Red Devils jersey is certainly a big responsibility, because you feel this scary weight of history on your shoulders and realise that every time you pull the shirt on.“Darmian has character and if he finds consistency then I am sure he’ll settle in very well. English football is much more physical and in his role it’s important to push forward as well as defend, but his characteristics already suit that.”last_img read more

Cell Requires Two Keys to Let Cargo Pass

first_imgFor high-security environments, guards sometimes require two independent authentication methods. Before humans came up with this trick, the cells in their bodies were already using it. Itoh and Camilli explain in the May 13 issue of Nature:1Our cells contain a series of distinct compartments that do different jobs and have different properties. The membranes that clad each of these compartments – like the plasma membrane that encases the cell – are defined by precise molecular compositions, which are preserved despite the continuous influx and efflux of components in transit to and from other cellular locations. Precision is the hallmark of this flow of traffic, too, which must be directed appropriately between compartments. All of this is achieved, in part, by the reversible recruitment of regulatory proteins from other parts of the cell to specific membranes or membrane regions. A growing amount of evidence hints that membrane lipids cooperate with membrane proteins to control this recruitment.They refer to work by Godi et al. in Nature Cell Biology that shows a dual-key authentication mechanism in the cell. With “at least two independent, but synergistic, mechanisms,” cargo is only allowed to bind to a membrane if it binds correctly to two cytosolic proteins. This can be envisioned as a kind of code:The interaction of cytosolic proteins with both lipids and proteins on a target membrane is an efficient dual-key strategy to control their recruitment to membranes. Only when both the lipid-binding and protein-binding sites are engaged is the interaction with the membrane strong enough. The two elements of the code can be controlled independently, affording the possibility of fine-tuning the spatial and temporal regulation of recruitment.Itoh and Camilli provide no suggestions on how such a system might have evolved.1Toshiki Itoh and Pietro de Camilli, “Membrane trafficking: Dual-key strategy,” Nature 429, 141 – 143 (13 May 2004); doi:10.1038/429141a.There’s a coded message in this story. Can you decipher it?(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Sappy Birthday, Plate Tectonics

first_imgAuthors of prose and poetry often use personification to set the imagination and emotions moving. Such talk is infrequent in science, because it can confuse more than illuminate. We’ll let the reader decide the effect of a commentary in GSA Today1 by Shoufa Lin (U of Waterloo, Ontario), who asked, “When did the life of plate tectonics begin?” In this picture, rocks morphed into living organisms acted upon by Darwinian evolution, through all stages of life:The question of when plate tectonics began, and in particular whether it began in the Archean, is the focus of several recent articles…. I support the idea that “modern-style” plate tectonics “evolved” from an earlier form of proto-plate tectonics…. In support of the “evolutionary” view, I would like to offer the following comments… Most, if not all, geologists agree that plate tectonics is a part of the earth system now. We should also agree that plate tectonics did not exist at the very early stages of Earth. (Before that, there was even no Earth!) If we agree on this, we should also agree that there must have been a period during the early stages of Earth’s evolution when the process of plate tectonics was conceived and “embryo” plate tectonics began. The embryo grew into a baby, the baby into a teenager, and the teenager into an adult: “modern-style” plate tectonics. The embryo and the baby might have looked, behaved, and functioned quite differently from the adult….. So when did the life of plate tectonics begin? Some might say that it began the moment the embryo was conceived, while others would say that it did not begin until the baby was born. I suggest we had embryo and the baby plate tectonics in the Archean, and the answer to the question of when plate tectonics began will depend on how mature you believe the process had to be before it could be called “plate tectonics.”1Shoufa Lin, “Comment: When did the life of plate tectonics begin?” GSA Today,Volume 17, Issue 3 (March 2007), pp. 12�12.Is any commentary really necessary? This is SO-O-O-O stupid. It shows how Darwinian thinking is completely out of control. Rocks don’t think! They don’t grow. They have no DNA. There is no program controlling their development. Plate tectonic theory, as an abstract concept, cannot be thought in terms of embryos and teenagers. Who are the parents, for crying out loud? Mother Earth and Father Time? Charlie has no claim on crustal plates. How can a serious geological journal, with its heart dead-set against intelligent design, publish such nonsense? It belongs in the mythological literature department, not a scientific journal. Shoufa said these ideas first arose in a conference in 1995. Apparently 12 years has not healed the brain damage. The important subtext here, though, is the weakness of plate tectonics theory. Notice the admission that geologists disagree about the onset and speed of plate tectonics. Venus and Mars, remember, have no such crustal dynamics. Maybe the personal language used here is pulling wool over the eyes of viewers so they won’t notice the muddy thinking. The only thing lacking maturity in this story is the personification, a character flaw rampant in the Darwinian mentality. Here is one baby that can be ethically thrown out with its dirty bathwater.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

South African film-maker wins at Cannes Film Festival

first_img5 July 2016This is my favorite film I have directed to date!!!! https://t.co/B2tldarcAb thanks so much to @greatbigstory pic.twitter.com/9a4M1849q3— Dan Mace (@Dan_theDirector) May 23, 2016Cape Town film-maker Dan Mace’s two short documentaries, Mine Sniffing Rats and Gift have both won second prize in different categories at the Cannes Film Festival’s Young Director Awards.Mine Sniffing Rats, a frenetically edited and succinct film about the explosive-detecting rats of Mozambique, won silver in the Changing the World Frame by Frame category.Gift, an energetic vignette about a brassy youth on the streets of Cape Town, came second in the Short Film category.Thrilled about the two accolades and recognition, Mace believes the short film format is growing in popularity. He attributed the growth to online channels like YouTube and the ease of technology needed to make films: “(There) are youngsters that shoot and edit pieces (that are) amazing. The level of film is increasing.”This accessibility and spirit of experimentation could offer opportunities for budding South African film-makers to leave a global impact on the industry.Mace’s other projects, available to watch on his YouTube channel Dan the Director, includes music videos, nature documentaries and experimental films. Follow Dan on his various social media profiles for more on his film philosophy and advice on getting started:Tweets by Dan_theDirector Source: EWNlast_img read more

Gilas sews up QF berth

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 84-68 victory over Japan before blowing Hong Kong off the floor, 99-55.They would be closing out first-round play against the Chinese Taipei dribblers on Saturday seeking a sweep.The Tall Blacks, on the other hand, survived a 33-point, 11-rebound, eight-assist performance from Lebanese legend Fadi El Khatib also on Thursday to pull off an 86-82 win over the hosts and also rise to 2-0.New Zealand, which defeated the Philippines in the World Cup Qualifying’s wild card tournament in Manila last year, also defeated Kazakhstan and will be seeking top Group C ranking with a win over South Korea, also on Saturday.El Khatib, meanwhile, is averaging 24.5 points and is running third in the department, which Gilas Pilipinas’ Terrence Romeo paces after exploding for 26 points in a 96-87 win over defending champion China on Wednesday night.Syria’s Tarek Aljabi, a beefy shooting guard, is in second after scoring 25 points over Jordan.El Khatib is likewise averaging eight rebounds and six assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers San Beda, Letran trip foes View comments DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games With all guns firing in an eight-minute stretch in the third period on Friday night, Gilas Pilipinas sent Iraq crashing face down in their Group B match and bagged an automatic quarterfinal berth at Nouhad Nowfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Iraq was held to a paltry nine points in the third as the Gilas defense held its own in the shaded lane and in the perimeter.Gilas clashes with Qatar at 9 p.m. (Manila time) on Sunday, with a win pushing China and Iraq to the qualifying round for the quarterfinals.Defending champion China scored its first win, a 92-67 manhandling of the Qataris, and will close out preliminary round action against Iraq.Australia and New Zealand, world powerhouses seeing action in the Fiba Asia zone for the first time, are both undefeated and set the pace in their own groups after the first four playdates.Ranked 10th in the world, the Aussies first posted anADVERTISEMENT Christian Standhardinger joined Terrence Romeo in presiding over a 19-0 tear as the Filipinos broke away from what had been a very tight contest for a 84-68 victory and a 2-0 record that assured them of safe passage into the KO stages.That third quarter spurt climaxed the hard work the Filipinos put in to bounce back from a bum start and it meant that Gilas will, in all likelihood, be avoiding a quarterfinal clash with world power Australia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsStandhardinger, the tournament rookie who took the place of Andray Blatche as the country’s naturalized player at the 11th hour, touched off the crippling run with five straight points before Romeo connected on seven consecutive of his own.It was more than enough for the Filipinos to snuff the fight out of the Iraqis, who, like in their Jones Cup encounter three weeks before, resorted to a lot of physicality. LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

You can party into 2018 at these happening places in Delhi

first_imgDANCE TILL YOU DROPWHAT: Over at Playboy Club, there will be a range of performances to make the party a memorable one. Apart from the Gogo dancers, carnival and Ariel acts, three DJs – Ashim, Ishy and Yogi – will keep the party going till the end of the year. While Delhi-born Ashim became a DJ in 2002, Ishy has been in this profession for the past eight years. Yogi, on the other hand, has played with several renowned artists and is famous for his groovy remixes. Photo: Mail Today WHERE: Playboy Club, Samrat HotelWHEN: December 31, 10 pm onwards. Call 7999997791/92 for prior booking.Also Read: How to relish food and still not put on weight on New Year’s EveART & CRAFT FROM ISRAELWHAT: If you want to skip the usual and give open air shopping a try, head to the the 32nd Annual Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar. Around 200 artisans from different states are displaying their myriad art and craft traditions. Five craft persons from Israel will work with their Indian counterparts from Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan to create two completely new art pieces. Papier mache, embroidery and patchworks will be on sale. There will also be live folk performances. Photo: Mail Today WHERE: Dilli Haat, opposite INA MarketWHEN: January 1 to 15; 11 am to 9 pm. Entry fee is Rs 20.HAVE A ROCKING TIMEWHAT: Choose your favourite drink from the bar, listen to either DJ GRV (in Delhi) or DJ Robby (in Gurugram) and start the new year on a high with the iconic Hard Rock Cafe brand. The theme of the night is ‘Paparazzi 2018’.advertisement Photo: Mail Today WHERE: Hard Rock Cafe, Delhi and GurugramWHEN: December 31; 9 pm onwards. Premium stag is at Rs 3,499, premium couple at Rs 5,999, VIP stag at Rs 4,999 and VIP couple at Rs 8,999.CELEBRATORY FEAST WHAT: Indulge in a scrumptious spread at Park Plaza Gurgaon’s The Great Kabab Factory, New Town Cafe and Sky Lounge. The package at Sky Lounge is priced at Rs 8,999 + taxes per couple and stag Rs 5,999+ taxes. At The Great Kabab Factory, the offer starts at Rs 4,999 while at New Town Cafe it begins at Rs1,299. Photo: Mail Today WHERE: Park Plaza Gurgaon, B block, Sushant Lok, Phase -I, GurugramWHEN: December 31FLAVOUR OF INDIEWHAT: Mellissa Dessa, an indie artist from Mumbai, will create an easy going atmosphere at Raasta with her tunes. A fashion designer by profession, Dessa was also a contestant on a music competition on TV. Photo: Mail Today WHERE: Raasta, A2/A, second floor, Aurobindo Marg, Green ParkWHEN: December 30; 9 pm onwardsAlso Read: Why you will NOT be able to keep your new year resolutionsKEEP YOUR SPIRITS HIGHWHAT: Kaama Klub brings you a night of opulence and sheer indulgence with unlimited gourmet food, in- house cocktails and the hottest tunes spun by India’s most sought after DJ Akanksha Popli (MTV Splitsvilla Winner). Choose from a wide range of drinks at the multilevel bar all through the night. Photo: Mail Today WHERE: Kaama Klub, C Block, Ansal PlazaWHEN: December 31, 8 pm onwards. Passes are available at bookmyshow and paytmSPEND A ROMANTIC NIGHTWHAT: The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel has a range of offerings on New Year’s Eve. Punjabi and Bollywood beats will be played live by Funky Boys. For Rs 10,999 (including taxes) per couple, you can enjoy dinner, beverages and entertainment. Include New Year’s Eve night stay and breakfast on January 1 for Rs 15,999. Photo: Mail Today WHERE: Maharaja Surajmal Road, Near Yamuna Sports ComplexWHEN: December 31PARTY ALL NIGHTWHAT: Bombay Bar has planned special packages on New Year’s Eve. The IMFL drinks and unlimited food buffet package costs Rs 4,500 for couples and Rs 5,000 for stags. Join the dance floor as DJ Neil plays epic music counting down the hours and minutes to midnight. There will be a lavish spread for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Photo: Mail Today WHERE: P-21/90, 1st & 2nd Floor, Outer Circle, CPWHEN: December 31last_img read more

How to prepare for the next earthquake

first_img KUSI Newsroom, AP July 8, 2019 Posted: July 8, 2019 Updated: 3:13 PM KUSI Newsroom, AP, center_img How to prepare for the next earthquake 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful Mojave Desert earthquakes that rocked California ended a years-long lull in major seismic activity and raised new interest in an early warning system being developed for the West Coast.The ShakeAlert system is substantially built in California and overall is about 55% complete, with much of the remaining installation of seismic sensor stations to be done in the Pacific Northwest, said Robert de Groot of the U.S. Geological Survey.Areas that have the appropriate number of sensors include Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area and the Seattle-Tacoma region, de Groot said.The system does not predict earthquakes. Rather, it detects that an earthquake is occurring, rapidly calculates expected intensity levels and sends out alerts that may give warnings ranging from several seconds to perhaps a minute before potentially damaging shaking hits locations away from the epicenter.Depending on the distance, that could be enough time to automatically slow trains, stop industrial machines, start generators, pull a surgical knife away from a patient or tell students to put the “drop, cover and hold” drill into action.For alerts to be useful, delivery has to be timely, and that’s a problem with current cellphone technology. For cellphone delivery, the USGS ultimately intends to use the same system that delivers Amber Alerts, sending signals to everyone in reach of cellphone towers in defined areas where damaging shaking is expected.Pilot programs involving select users have been underway for several years. In October, the USGS announced the system was ready to be used broadly by businesses, utilities, schools and other entities following a software update that reduced problems such as false alerts typically caused by a big quake somewhere in the world being misidentified as a local quake.Currently, the only mass public notification is possible through a mobile app developed for the city of Los Angeles and functional only within Los Angeles County.The ShakeAlertLA app did not send alerts for last week’s two big quakes, but officials said it functioned as designed because the expected level of shaking in the LA area — more than 100 miles from the epicenters— was below a trigger threshold.Thresholds for alerting are important because California has daily earthquakes.“Imagine getting 10 ShakeAlerts on your phone for really small earthquakes that may not affect you,” de Groot said. “If people get saturated with these messages it’s going to make people not care as much.”In the Mojave Desert on Monday, rattled residents cleaned up and officials assessed damage in the aftermath of Thursday’s magnitude 6.4 earthquake and Friday’s magnitude 7.1 quake centered near Ridgecrest.It could be several more days before water service is restored to the small town of Trona, where officials trucked in portable toilets and showers, said San Bernardino County spokesman David Wert.Ten residences in Trona were red-tagged as uninhabitable and officials expect that number to increase as inspectors complete surveys. Wert said he’s seen homes that shifted 6 feet (nearly 2 meters) off their foundations.Electricity was restored to Trona over the weekend, allowing people to use much-needed air conditioners as daytime temperatures approached 100 degrees (38 Celsius).Teams will need several more days to finish assessments in nearby Ridgecrest, where the number of damaged buildings will likely be in the dozens, Kern County spokeswoman Megan Person said.Person says officials are bringing in counselors to help residents still on edge as aftershocks rattle the area.“You can’t feel every single one, but you can feel a lot of them,” she said. “Those poor people have been dealing with shaking ground non-stop since Thursday.”In studio with tips on how you can make sure you and your family is ready is Emily Cox from the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Check out Justin Biebers cheeky post for wife Hailey Baldwin

first_imgJustin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin BieberInstagramJustin Bieber can’t get enough of his wife Hailey Baldwin Bieber. And he doesn’t mind letting the world know how he is impressed with Hailey’s sartorial choices. But looks like he went a little too far and bold with his comment.Now Hailey and Justin’s Coachella rendezvous is no secret to the world. They have been posting quite pictures and hanging out with supermodel Kendall Jenner. On Saturday, Kendall shared a few pictures on her Instagram with a caption that reads, “glow in the dark friends.” Along with a few pictures which had Kendall with Fai Khadra, there was one specific image with Kendall and Hailey. The picture sure got Bieber’s attention as he posted a comment that read, “Baes boobs” with a fire emoji.Considering how Hailey chose to wear a strapless corset top and an oversized jacket, the outfit did attract a lot of attention towards her chest. This is not the first time Justin expressed his naughty thoughts when it comes to wife Hailey Baldwin Bieber. Earlier this month, the Canadian pop star shared a picture of Hailey with the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower and penned a sweet poem for her. “Sunlight falls into the Abyss / Just like i fall into your lips / Waves crash onto the shore / My love for you grows more and more / Sound of the crickets a true meditation / I think about you, Gods greatest creation,” his poem read.Justin Bieber’s comment on Kendall’s postInstagramIn another post, he photoshopped Haley’s picture with his face and wrote, “The internet gotta chill jailey for real.” Hailey did not appreciate the humour but she sure stated how she continues to love Justin despite his quirks. She did the same by sharing a picture of Justin on her Instagram and captioned it, “my love you are an incredible man, you make me a better human being, you make me happier than I’ve ever been. Insanely proud of who you are and who you’re becoming.. I love you more every single day.”The couple has struggled through a lot of ordeals with Bieber dealing with mental illness. However, Hailey has been very supportive.last_img read more

Ambedkar meets Gandhi on src stage

first_imgWe live in a society of extremes these days. Find about about the extremes through a play. Ambedkar aur Gandhi, a socio-political play, will be presented by the Asmita Theatre group. The play shows a debate between Gandhi and Ambedkar and talks about the geopolitical and social scenario in the country from two extreme points of view. The play is a political dialogue on the social concerns of our feudal society. It showcases the conflicting thoughts of two political stalwarts with similar aim but different means. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Says actor Gaurav Mishra, who enacts the role of Gandhi: ‘It has been the most challenging role so far. My mind played like a time machine. To think like him, his body language, upgrade my thinking abilities like him have been my priority throughout besides reading about him. My director Arvind Gaur also helped me get into the character.’The issue of the upliftment of Harijans and the plight of Dalits is a significant thread expressed in the play. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘Ambedkar, the fiery man, let out his ideology through his candid nature. His outspoken personality with a never-sit-idle attitude triggered me to justify the role. It’s very close to my heart as I comprehend his opinions and ideology towards life,’ says Bajrang Bali Singh who plays the role of Ambedkar.‘This play operates at many levels to show the multiple layers of the thought processes of both the leaders and brings about the multi-layered confrontations due to the differences between them. This kind of bold theatre forces us to rethink about our make belief comfortable history and breaks our pre-conceived socio – political notions,’ says Arvind Gaur, the director of the play.DETAILAt: Shri Ram Centre, Mandi House When: Today Timings: 7 pm Entry: Rs 200, 100, 50last_img read more