Chelsea hammer QPR in friendly

first_imgRelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Billy Gilmour netted braces with Mason Mount, Willian and Olivier Giroud also on target against the Championship club at Stamford Bridge.N’Golo Kante started in midfield for Frank Lampard’s side after recently returning to full contact training despite his coronavirus fears. Chelsea secured a 1-0 win over Reading thanks to Pedro’s goal in another friendly on Wednesday.The Blues’ Premier League campaign restarts when they travel to relegation-threatened Aston Villa next Sunday.Fourth-placed Chelsea hold a three-point advantage over Manchester United with nine games remaining in their quest for Champions League football.Loftus-Cheek will hope to play a key role in the run-in with the England midfielder yet to make an appearance this season due to an Achille injury.Meanwhile, Gilmour, 19, impressed for the senior team in wins over Liverpool and Everton before the coronavirus pandemic suspended football in March. Blues boss Lampard is looking forward to the Premier League’s comeback.Tags: Billy GilmourChelseaOlivier GiroudQPRQueen’s Park RangersReading FClast_img read more

Basketball players from HKK ”Čapljina- Lasta” won against KK ”Vogošća”

first_imgIn the first match of the 17th Basketball League 12 of the championship in B&H, HKK ”Čapljina- Lasta” won against KK ”Vogošća” with the result 94:82. After first forty minutes of the match the result was 75:75. Bjelica, Popović and Jelčić improved their play and helped secure the victory for the basketball team from Čapljina.last_img

Wildcats finish out of the medals at provincial volleyball championships

first_imgWildcat teams from Mount Sentinel finished well down the pack at the respective B.C. High School Volleyball Championships.The girls took 11th spot at the B.C. High School A Volleyball tournament Saturday in Prince George.The Cats finished third in pool play behind Cedar and Houston Christian and could not get on a roll during the playoff round.Meanwhile, in Kelowna, the boys defeated Smithers to grab 13th spot in the 16-team B.C. High School AA Championship at the UBC Okanagan gymnasium.Mount Sentinel won the consolation contest 2-0 (25-20, 25-16).The other Kootenay team, Selkirk Storm of Kimberley lost to Okanagan Mission in the ninth-tenth contest.MEI of Abbotsford defeated College Heights to capture the overall title.Kelowna Christian defeated Highroad Academy of Chilliwack to win the A girls title.last_img read more

Chewing on Evolutionary Stories

first_imgFish chew by sending their food on an assembly line to the back of the mouth.  Mammals chew by positioning food for the teeth.  Can evolution explain this difference?  Science Daily was sure of it.  “Evolution has made its marks — large and small — in innumerable patterns of life,” The article said.  “New research from Brown University shows chewing has evolved too.”  When one looks for the evidence that chewing has evolved, though, one only finds blank spaces filled in with the assumption that evolution must have done it. The article described chewing differences between fish and mammals in some detail, but when it came to the evolutionary explanation, these statements were offered without evidence.  See if they are convincing for a Darwin skeptic: The evolutionary divergence is believed to have occurred with amphibians… The difference in chewing shows that animals have changed the way they chew and digest their food and that evolution must have played a role. … lungfish, which is believed to represent an early stage in the transition of some species from exclusively water- to land-dwelling. Next came the task of figuring out where, when and with what species the divergence in chewing emerged. The thinking is that the transition likely occurred among amphibians. That makes sense, [Nicolai] Konow said, and he plans to look next at amphibian chewing. “They’re still locked to the water for reproduction,” he said.  “But you have some that become all terrestrial.  And that’s the next step on the evolutionary ladder.” Konow and his team did not offer any evidence for transitions between the chewing modes, other than to infer that “evolution must have played a role” in the change, and that “the transition likely occurred among amphibians.”  In passing, though, Konow admitted that “The distinction between fish and mammal chewing is likely there for a reason”.  He did not pause to consider whether reasons belong to teleonomic explanations, such as intelligent design, or whether reasoning is even derivable from evolutionary theory. How many times have evolutionists promised goods and handed us promissory notes?  More than we would like to chew on.  Don’t lend credibility to them any more till they pay up on past obligations – which will be never, because the collateral is held by IDBT, Inc. (intelligent design bank and trust).(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Improbable Sailors: Do Animals Raft the Oceans?

first_img(Visited 74 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 To keep their phylogenies and dates intact, evolutionists propose ocean voyages by unlikely animals—maybe even all of them.MonkeysEvolutionary biologists have a problem with New World monkeys. They are assumed to have evolved from Old World monkeys, but the New World split apart before its monkeys’ ancestors could have gone along for the ride. A new paper in Nature has to get them there somehow. One might call it a naturalistic version of Noah’s ark:South America and Africa have been separated since the early Late Cretaceous, so vicariance of primates [i.e., geographical isolation] does not appear reasonable as an explanation for their appearance in the Eocene on two continents separated by the Atlantic. Numerous studies have focused on the possibility of primates crossing the Atlantic to reach South America from Africa (for example, refs 20, 21), with rafting across the Atlantic usually considered a feasible way for how primates arrived in South America, presuming they originated in Africa. It has also been proposed that perhaps more than one rafting event carried more than one primate taxon successfully across the Atlantic in the Palaeogene,  suggesting a possible early African diversification before arrival in South America. This might favour the arrival of different higher clades in South America, thus allowing the diversification of more than one lineage.While they’re on that “possibility,” why not add some more passengers?A similar means of arrival in South America has often been proposed for the hystricognath rodents, the dispersal of amphisbaenian and gekkotan lizards, and the Opisthocomiformes, a Neotropical group of birds (hoatzins) with weak flight capabilities and alleged African origin. And, with the discovery of the Santa Rosa primates, the re-established, relatively contemporaneous first appearance datum of primates and rodents in South America leads to consideration of possible similarities of intercontinental dispersal mechanisms for the two mammalian groups. However, the derived status of Santa Rosa rodents relative to contemporaneous African rodents hints that rodents and primates might not have had simultaneous crossing episodes. Or, alternatively, the two groups had differing rates of diversification after arrival in South America.Evolution is sure a flexible concept.LizardsEver heard of “worm lizards”? They’re not worms, but a type of burrowing lizard that spends most of its life underground. There are six families of these critters, found on five continents, “puzzling biologists as to how these creatures became so widespread.” Underground lizards seem like improbable sailors, but once again, phylogenetic problems are making evolutionists look seriously at the rafting hypothesis. Bristol University shows a picture of a little pink specimen, and explains the problem:Tiny, burrowing reptiles known as worm lizards became widespread long after the breakup of the continents, leading scientists at the universities of Bristol, Bath, Yale and George Washington to conclude that they must have dispersed by rafting across oceans soon after the extinction of the dinosaurs, rather than by continental drift as previously thought.The scientists used information from fossils and DNA from living species to create a molecular clock to give a more accurate timescale of when the different species split apart from each other.Dr. Nick Longrich of the University of Bath apparently finds this astonishing conclusion to be worthy of Ripley’s “Believe It or Not” collection of oddities:“It seems highly improbable not only that enough of these creatures could have survived a flood clinging to the roots of a fallen tree and then travelled hundreds of miles across an ocean, but that they were able to thrive and flourish in their new continent.“But having looked at the data, it is the only explanation for the remarkable diversity and spread of not just worm lizards, but nearly every other living thing as well.“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever you’re left with, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”Not only that, the article says, these delicate animals survived the asteroid wallop that finished off the dinosaurs.Evolutionists are funny. They never even think to entertain the possibility that their concepts of time and evolution are just plain wrong. Faced with “highly improbable” consequences of their visions of unobservable history, they just call it “the truth” and move on. This is  known as “science,” you see.We recall that evolutionists often claim that biogeography is one of the strongest evidences of their theory. Why are these evolutionists wringing their hands?We propose a test. Take a ship out in the Atlantic and count the monkey rafts, rodent rafts, lizard rafts, and weak-flying bird rafts observed passing by per unit time. If that is too hard, watch how many arrive at the beach in Brazil. Here’s another one: float a tree into the Atlantic from an African beach with worm lizards clinging to its roots and monkeys in its branches. Observe its fate. Report your results in a peer-reviewed journal. Hey, we’re just trying to help.last_img read more

UST sweeps elims, advances to UAAP beach volleyball finals

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH University of Santo Tomas is one step closer to its title retention bid after slipping past Far Eastern University, 22-20, 17-21, 15-13, to complete a sweep of the eliminations of the UAAP Season 80 women’s beach volleyball tournament Thursday at SM Sands by the Bay.Reigning MVP Cherry Rondina let partner Caitlyn Viray take over in the end game as scored the Golden Tigresses’ final three points to ensure UST’s 7-0 record and automatic bye to the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next “Of course it’s still not over, we want to get that gold medal,” said Rondina in Fiipino. “This is also a good experience for Cait who’s just starting her beach volleyball career. The competition is very tough and FEU is a really tough opponent.”The Lady Tamaraws finished the eliminations with a 6-1 record and will hold a twice-to-beat advantage in the second series of the step-ladder semifinals.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 shutoutUST had a 6-2 lead at the start of the third set before the FEU duo of Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza rallied back to take a 10-9 lead on Viray’s error.FEU the managed to tie the set at 12-12 just before Viray closed the affair for UST. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president St. Benilde halts four-game slump, drops also-ran EAC in OT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC La Salle’s Tin Tiamzon and May Luna clinched the last semifinals slot after brushing off Ateneo’s Bea de Leon and Jules Samonte, 21-10, 21-9, to finish the eliminations with a 4-3 card.The Lady Spikers will face University of the Philippines’ Diana Carlos and Ayel Estrañero in the first series of the step-ladder semifinals. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

18 days agoJuventus striker Paulo Dybala: We said lot of wrong things during transfer window

first_imgJuventus striker Paulo Dybala: We said lot of wrong things during transfer windowby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaulo Dybala is adamant he’s happy he’s stayed with Juventus.The striker started and scored for Juve in yesterday’s 2-1 win over Inter Milan.And Dybala stated at the final whistle: “A kind of revenge for me? During the summer, everyone knew what I wanted. I’m happy to be here. “We said a lot of wrong things during the transfer window, but I stayed here, that’s what I wanted.”And today I played one of my best games.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

2 days agoBarcelona coach Valverde: I don’t care about Koeman rumours

first_imgBarcelona coach Valverde: I don’t care about Koeman rumoursby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has dismissed rumours linking Ronald Koeman with his job.It’s emerged the Holland coach has a break clause in his contract should a club of the status of Barca express interest.The situation has immediately seen Koeman linked with a return to the Nou Camp.But Valverde says: “I do not know the situation of other coaches.”When we coach Barça, we still have a lot of rumors, but this does not mean anything to me.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Body in bus crash misidentified

first_imgHUMBOLDT, Sask. – Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Justice says one of the deceased in Friday’s fatal crash involving the Humboldt Broncos bus was misidentified.The ministry says the body of Parker Tobin was mistaken for that of Xavier Labelle.It says Labelle is injured but alive, and Tobin is among the 15 people who died.The Office of the Chief Coroner has apologized for the misidentification.last_img