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Tag: 上海夜生活 A National Park in West Virginia?

first_imgSeneca Rocks would fall under the jurisdiction of the new national park proposed in West Virginia.The National Park Service is beginning the process of making parts of West Virginia’s Monongehela National Forest a national park, something the state does not have currently. The process starts with a survey, scheduled for next month and planned to be complete in September 2012, to determine if the area is viable for a national park. Specifically, the survey would, “determine whether the historic, natural and recreational resources in the project area are ‘likely’ or ‘unlikely’ to meet Congressionally-required criteria for a national park.” That statement is per a press release from the National Park Service. The survey was requested by West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) and the proposed park is being referred to as High Allegheny National Park. The proposed area would also include parts of Blackwater Falls and Canaan Valley state parks and well-known sites like Seneca Rocks, the Dolly Sods and Spruce Knob.This appears to be great news for Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. The formation of a national park in the state would certainly be a timely boost to its tourism economy and provide much needed federal protection of its open spaces. The designation would also be virtually free since the proposed area is already federally owned. The site would include historic Civil War era battlefields and structures along with Depression era public works by the Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps.Many are saying, “Huzzah! Finally, a national park in West Virginia!” But as with anything that delights a set of people – in this case environmentalists, hikers, and Double Rainbow Guy – there is a completely different set of people entirely opposed to it – in this case hunters, fishermen and trappers (wait, what century is this?). The clash between environmentalists and outdoorsmen is as old as vampires and werewolves, and was being debated the nanosecond the NPS press release hit the ether. Sen. Manchin immediately came out and stated that hunting would still be allowed if the designation went through. This is entirely possible: Congress can make exceptions and further designations to permit hunting, along with other activities disallowed in other parks. Sen. Manchin also proclaimed himself a lifelong hunter – never too early to campaign.The issue of trout fishing and stocking is a trickier subject. Stocking of brown and rainbow trout currently takes place in streams inside the proposed boundaries of the new park: the Blackwater, Greenbrier and Dry Fork among others. Stockings of browns and bows have been halted in other national parks due to being non-native to the area. Both of these species are also non-native to West Virginia and it would be up to Congress to determine what to do about them. There has been additional backlash against non-native trout stocking, especially against rainbow trout. This has occurred mostly in the Mountain West but Great Smoky National Park has stopped stocking rainbows and is currently attempting to displace them with native brook trout. Brook trout are the only species native to West Virginia.Both hunting and fishing are deeply engrained in the culture of West Virginia’s highlands and it would be almost absurd to think this national park would be rammed through without concessions to hunters and fishermen. Given the built-in environmental and recreational protections a national park designation would afford, it is little to ask that the already established hunting and fishing grounds remain so. The issue of trout stocking and its effect on the ecosystem is a tough nut to crack, but the economic benefits of a top-notch trout fishery inside a national park are undeniable. The stockings of non-native fish could cease, but be replaces with the restoration of native brookies, and the reproducing populations could remain.Now of course, the legislative process has just begun, but it is always tricky. It could also be potentially sticky due to the fact that national park designation needs Congressional approval, never easy to come by or have agreement on. This would appear to be a no-brainer, but Congress may have too many brains given the potential impact on the mining industry, current budget issues, not-in-my-backyard and basic environmental backlash. Given the current state of our government as a whole, Africa and Europe might slam back into each other before this thing gets done – Pangaea National Park, anyone?More great coverage of and opinions on this potential national park development can and will be found at The Charleston Gazette outdoor page.last_img read more

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Tag: 上海夜生活 23 percent of crimes resolved

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Sheriff’s deputies arrested 4,961 suspects last year in 20,864 crimes in the Santa Clarita Valley, clearing 23 percent of their caseload. Nearly one-third of those arrested – 1,724 – were juveniles, according to a report released Friday. The report did not include conviction rates. Homicides, rapes and robberies were up slightly in 2006 compared with the year before in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to statistics released in February. Most of the juveniles taken into custody faced charges of larceny, burglary, assault, vandalism or drug-related crimes. Two minors were arrested on suspicion of rape. Harris said youth crime is one area the city and the Sheriff’s Department continue to pursue by demanding stricter penalties and by offering teens things to do with a goal of staying out of trouble. As for clearing cases, four homicides were closed, as were 22 rapes, 75 robberies, 247 assaults, 1,153 burglaries and two arsons for an average of 23 percent. Just 15 percent of the 589 auto thefts were solved. The city of Santa Clarita still boasts one of the nation’s lowest crime rates for cities of 100,000 or more. Local deputies patrol not just the city but also outlying areas from the Newhall Pass north to Gorman and remote communities on the outskirts of Canyon Country and Saugus. [email protected] (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Friday’s report showed five people arrested in six homicides investigated; five suspected rapists in a total of 34 cases; 51 robbery suspects with 156 cases reported; 278 suspects in 300 assaults; 183 in 1,155 burglaries; and two arson suspects with 39 incidents reported. Sgt. Darren Harris said some arrests might account for more than one crime – burglars, for instance, might have several victims. “The deputies are working hard to get these people off the streets, but when you see an increase in population like you have here, it’s a constant battle to maintain the city’s `safe city’ status,” Harris said. He said the public can help by taking simple steps to protect property: locking homes and cars and closing garage doors. “One of the things we like to get out there is that you can help us help you,” he said. “Much of what we have are crimes of opportunity. If someone sees an iPod in a car and the door’s open, they’ll go there before they try to get into a locked car where nothing valuable is visible.” last_img
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Tag: 上海夜生活 Protein Function: It’s All in the Fold

first_imgMost chemical reactions involve atoms or molecules bumping into one another and exchanging electrons.  Proteins, by contrast, derive their immense functional repertoire from their shapes.  Several recent studies explore the amazing potential for strength, motility and catalysis that derives from the way proteins fold.Clots:  A picture of fibrin graces an article in Science Daily.  This protein is responsible for blood clotting.  It has a remarkable property of stretching that comes from unfolding as stresses are applied.  “Understanding blood clot mechanics could help in the design of new treatments not only to prevent or remove clots that cause heart attacks and strokes but also to enhance blood clotting in people with bleeding disorders,” the article said. Muscle stack:  Titin is an appropriately named protein active in muscle.  Its remarkable ability to maintain strength while stretching comes from the way it folds into stacks of sheet-like material.  A commentary in PNAS by Ronald S. Rock described recent work by Bertz et al that shows how another component, telethonin, sitting like a mattress between sheets of titin, contributes to the function.  “What they found was surprising: not only was this the most robust protein or protein complex ever measured, but it also could withstand nearly half the force required to break a covalent bond.  Clearly, there are some unusual features of this complex that lead to its remarkable stability.”  They also found that the strength was dependent on the direction of the force applied.  This led Rock to ask, “With these key structural features identified, can we now engineer these stabilizing interactions where none existed?”  For a popular writeup of these findings, see Science Daily.Imitation as flattery:  Speaking of engineering proteins, an article in Science Daily discussed recent attempts to imitate the folding of DNA and protein for nanotechnology.  A German team said, “we can now build a diversity of three-dimensional nanoscale machine parts, such as round gears or curved tubes or capsules.  Assembling those parts into bigger, more complex and functional devices should be possible.”  A biophysicist on the team added, “We expect many benefits if only we could build super-miniaturized devices on the nanoscale using materials that work robustly in the cells of our bodies – biomolecules such as DNA.”Diverse origami: Science Daily reported on work at Rice University to study the forces that bind proteins together.  In passing the article explained the design of these gems:“Proteins are the workhorses of biology.  Each protein is a string of amino acids that are attached end to end, like a strand of pearls.  The order of the amino acids comes from DNA blueprints, but the order itself doesn’t tell scientists what the protein is designed to do.  That’s because each protein folds in upon itself shortly after its made, much like a strand of pearls curls up as it’s dropped into someone’s palm.    Unlike the pearls, which might fall this way or that depending upon how they’re dropped, proteins fold the same way every time.  That’s important, because when they misfold, they cannot function properly and in some cases can make people sick.No mention was made of how a blind process like evolution could have achieved precision folding of a strand of pearls every time.One-handed trick: Speaking of design, biophysicists at New York University are excited about designing catalysts that can pick out or manufacture one-handed molecules like cells can.  “Many naturally occurring biopolymers (i.e., proteins, RNA, DNA) owe their unique properties to their well-defined three-dimensional structures,” they said in PNAS2  “These attributes have inspired the design and synthesis of folded architectures with functions ranging from molecular recognition to asymmetric catalysis.”  Sure enough, they discovered a way to do this.  The production of an endless supply of optically pure (one-handed) enantiomers (molecules that come in two hands) could have many applications, particularly when these are polymerized into “foldamers” (chains that fold into specific shapes).  “The transfer of chiral information from a folded scaffold can enable the use of a diverse assortment of embedded achiral catalytic centers, promising a generation of synthetic foldamer catalysts for enantioselective transformations that can be performed under a broad range of reaction environments.”  That’s one of the wonders of the cell – the ability to catalyze reactions like this at room temperature.  Techniques they are designing at their Molecular Design Institute are “promising extraordinary versatility for designing catalysts that can be tailored for a broad range of substrates and reaction environments.”That last paper mentioned evolution one time in passing:In living systems, biopolymer catalysts have evolved to accelerate specific biologically relevant transformations.  In contrast, synthetic catalysts must often be designed for nonbiological transformations to be performed in abiotic solvents, pH regimes, temperatures, and pressures that are incompatible with retention of biopolymer structure and activity.  Proteins, however, rely on a limited repertoire of amino acid monomers and require substantial chain lengths to achieve significant structural organization.It’s clear that they did not attempt to explain how “biopolymer catalysts have evolved.”  They also did not discuss the remarkable ability of living systems to distinguish between left- and right-handed members of chiral molecules – a feature absent from non-living systems.  Their work, instead, demonstrates that achieving enantioselectivity by artificial means requires intelligent design.1.  Ronald S. Rock, “A new direction for titin pulling, ” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences August 5, 2009, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0906989106.2.  Maayan, Ward and Kirshenbaum, “Folded biomimetic oligomers for enantioselective catalysis,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, August 10, 2009, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0903187106.A simple study of probability (see online book; also Stephen Meyer’s new book Signature in the Cell) would have convinced the NYU team that enantioselective catalysts made of “substantial chain lengths” could not have evolved.  Living things needed the selectivity before life was even possible.  That would leave only chance as a means getting the catalysts in the first place.  Is that even conceivably possible under ideal conditions?  Read chapter 3 and see.    Evolution collapses in a heap under the selective pressure of detailed investigations into biophysics.  It becomes a tangled web with no function.  In some cases, the misfolded chain of reasoning becomes toxic and can make people sick.  It gums up the works of science, producing a kind of Alzheimer’s syndrome that makes people forget their Maker.  It paralyzes rational thought.  The NYU reference to evolution, following the formula “[complex systems a, b, and c] have evolved,” shows another symptom: the knee jerk reaction.  Pray that uninfected biophysics finds a cure soon for this debilitating malady.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Tag: 上海夜生活 South Africa scores at 2010 SEED Awards

first_img4 January 2010 The device is made from plastic, is fully portable and doesn’t require any running water or electricity to work. Harrison says that the product can make a major difference to the lives of women who have large families and spend many hours washing clothes by hand. The SEED Initiative, a UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) project, has rewarded six South African businesses and development projects, that have proved they’re paying more than just lip service to sustainable development and social and economic upliftment, in its 2010 awards programme. The fertiliser soaks up the water and forms a gel, ensuring that the seeds remain moist and germination is more successful, while the paper casing prevents birds from eating the seeds out of the soil. Six South African entrepreneurs and development organisations have received international recognition for their contribution to building a viable green economy. This focus was part of a larger project connected to UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative and was funded mainly by the European Union. UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said in a statement that the winners “exemplify the strong spirit of entrepreneurship in the developing world and its significance in creating a green economy”. Ashley Westaway, a BRC fieldworker, says that when the idea for the project first came about, recreational fishing and tourism were identified as two sectors with potential in the area. “The Northern Keiskammahoek area, where the project is located, has a good river and dam network,” Westaway says. The strips carry all the instructions to grow vegetables successfully – the correct depth at which the seeds should be planted is indicated with a coloured line and the seeds are even placed at the correct distance apart from one another inside the strips. She hopes that the product will encourage more South Africans, including schools, clinics, community centres, churches and rural communities, to cultivate their own food gardens. In doing this, everyone will have a constant source of nutritious vegetables. The South African winners were selected from a large variety of entrants, but what they all have in common are business models that prioritise improved livelihoods, address poverty and marginalisation, and focus on sustainable natural resources management. The 2010 Seed Awards received applications from about 60 countries, and overall, there were 30 global winners. Co-founder Eddie Griffiths says the surrounding communities have rallied to support the project. Farmers in the area, who in the past always buried their waste products, now support the project by delivering their waste for recycling to the landfill site where the project is based. It didn’t take long for Amatola to get noticed. Members of the Cata Village, the Border Rural Committee (BRC) and experts from the Rhodes University Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science (DIFS) started working on the project only about a year ago. Onsite accommodation chalets are also available and have been operational since 2008. As more people visit the area, marginalised communities in the Keiskammahoek area can benefit from much-needed skills training and job creation. “We hope that the market will respond, as there are many perceptions out there about safety in former homeland areas,” he says. The majority of entries were in the agriculture and rural development sector. However, there was a strong focus on projects dealing with climate change and energy, the conservation of biodiversity, and waste management. A panel of independent international experts selected the winners. The Mooi River Waste Reclaiming project in the Midlands in KwaZulu-Natal provides an opportunity for previously unemployed people to work as waste pickers and earn an income from recycling waste. The IziWasha hand-held clothes washing device was developed by a South African engineer for people who live in low-income communities and are unable to afford automatic washing machines. The manufacturing hub for the seed strips is based in Illovo in Johannesburg and Reid works with 12 previously unemployed moms, who hand package each seed strip. At the moment 10 vegetables are packaged, but in the future she wants to expand the product line to include flowers and herbs. Each strip is also colour coded for easy identification of vegetables: for example, tomato is red and beetroot is purple. The paper strip is 3.5cm wide and is purchased in metre lengths. FTFA has also developed South Africa’s first carbon calculator. The organisation hopes that this tool will help individuals and companies calculate their carbon footprint, and be more aware of their impact on the environment. Highlighting African innovation The IziWasha is also good for the environment, as a user will no longer have to wash their clothes in rivers. This will reduce water pollution and increase river water quality. The appliance comes with easy to understand operating instructions and guidelines to safely dispose of washing water. “It is physically demanding and time consuming to hand wash clothes. Women also often complain of backache,” she says. He says the fishery project has also invested in human capacity building and training. The fishery has created many jobs for people in the community to clear invasive alien vegetation on the banks of the Mnyameni Dam and Cata River. Reel Gardening It was founded in 2002 by UNEP, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to realise the objectives of the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development and the Millennium Development Goals. She developed pre-fertilised seed strips that contain seeds and all the other ingredients needed to plant vegetables. Besides watering, minimal input is needed. The South African winners are: the IziWasha hand-held laundry device; the Zondi BuyBack Initiative; Amatola Wild Trout Fishery; Food & Trees for Africa; Claire Reid Reel Gardening; and Mooi River Waste Reclaiming. Claire Reid, the brain behind Reel Gardening, never thought that a school science project would turn into a viable business concept: “I realised that cultivating a vegetable garden is time consuming, and it is expensive to buy fertiliser and seed – just to find that the seeds don’t germinate,” Reid says. The Resentse Sinqobile Trust, trading as the Zondi BuyBack Initiative, established a successful buyback centre, which recycles and repurposes household waste such as cans and plastic into products that can be sold. This initiative has helped to reduce litter, provide more employment opportunities and run an educational program. Amatola Wild Trout Fishery “We’ve done some market research in communities and the response to the product has been very positive. People see a lot of value in it,” says Harrison. The SEED Initiative is a global network that identifies projects and businesses that have innovative, entrepreneurial approaches to sustainable development. “You also don’t need large areas of land – if you live in the city, a small patio garden or balcony is all you need,” she says. Other local winners Reid went on to win this prize, and also scooped the Woman of the Year Award in the Water for Scientific Research “below the age of 35” category. She was nominated for the Shoprite Checkers Woman of the Year in Science and Technology, where she came in the top three. IziWasha is planning to launch the product to the general market in the second quarter of 2011. “The IziWasha is filling a need that has been ignored and many companies have not seen this as a priority market,” says Rebecca Harrison, CEO of IziWasha Ltd. FTFA has, with the support of funders and the endorsement of the government, established many thriving projects such as skills training in natural resource management and the development of organic permaculture gardens for impoverished communities. Winners also receive business support, based on the specific needs of each project. This includes access to technical expertise and knowledge, finding new sources of finance and the development of business plans. The seed strips come with instructions in English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, Sesotho, Sepedi, Setswana and isiXhosa. Visual instructions are also printed. The instructions are easy to understand and the product is suitable for any age, from young children to the elderly. “Children love it because the strips are so colourful,” she says. Once the biodegradable paper capsule has served its purpose, it will decompose and become compost for the soil. The SEED Initiative will host an awards ceremony for all the winners, in their home countries. The programme does not offer a money prize, but gives each winner access to business services as well as the opportunity to network and build relationships with new partners. The international exposure and publicity is priceless. He anticipates that the fishery will become a well-known tourism destination for recreational fly-fisherman. “The trout we have here is wild and for fisherman, this is very attractive as it gives them more credit in fishing circles,” he says. The area is home to both brown and rainbow trout, which is also a drawcard for fisherman. The project will run a strict “catch-and-release” system, instead of restocking fish from time to time. Although trout in this area have well-established breeding populations, this policy will help protect indigenous fish species such as the endangered border barb. “The area has so much to offer and the terrain is absolutely magnificent with indigenous forests and a variety of bird life,” Westaway says. The Rhodes University DIFS conducted feasibility studies and the findings were positive. Westaway says that the project’s sustainable model for eco-friendly community upliftment put it in the running for a SEED award. “It strikes a good balance between the environment, social and economic elements. The project is strong in all the components that the judges were looking for.” Even before the SEED award, her invention attracted much attention. The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry nominated the reel gardening product for the South African Junior Water Prize as it reduces water wastage by 80%. The Amatola Wild Trout Fishery is South Africa’s first recreational fly fishery owned, managed and operated by a local community. It is also the only business in the Eastern Cape to receive a 2010 SEED Award. IziWasha Visit the SEED website for a full list of the 2010 winners. Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is making a positive difference by placing issues such as climate change, greening of urban areas, sustainable resource management and food security under the spotlight. Qurban Rouhani, DIFS programme manager, says rainbow and brown trout were not indigenous to South Africa, but both species were successfully introduced to the Cata area in the early 1900s. The area has major fishing potential, but it was never developed after the area was expropriated for inclusion in the former Ciskei homeland. This year, the organisation’s awards programme emphasised initiatives from South Africa, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Egypt, Ghana, Rwanda and Senegal, as well as Sri Lanka, Colombia and China. The entries ranged from combined efforts of non-governmental organisations, women’s and youth groups, to labour organisations, public authorities, international agencies and academia. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

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Tag: 上海夜生活 Aspect Ratio Fundamentals and Free Aspect Ratio Calculators

first_imgIn this post, we’ve rounded up the best info on aspect ratios – learn how they’ve evolved over time and which one is right for your film or video project!One of the fundamentals of film and video is aspect ratios – the relationship between height and width in regards to image size. The aspect ratio of an image is dependent on the camera in which it was shot, as well as the method used for delivery/projection. Many people are most familiar with aspect ratios when looking at televisions, as we’ve moved in recent years from the classic 4:3 sets to HD widescreen 16:9 sets. These are the two most common video aspect ratios.To understand a bit more, check out this aspect ratios overview from the early days of film to modern HD standards. John Hess from FilmmakerIQ.com knocks it out of the park with his terrific history of film and video aspect ratios:Today HD video is most commonly shot on the 16:9 (1.77:1) widescreen standard, while films often use a  1.85:1 or 2.39:1 ratio.So, with a multitude of choices, how do you know which aspect ratio is right or your film or video project?For a practical perspective on aspect ratios geared toward film and videomakers, watch this quick tutorial from video pros Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The Lynda.com tutorial is applicable to all film and video creators, covering topics like shooting for multiple devices and cropping a 4:3 aspect ratio from a 16:9 HD image:Aspect Ratio CalculatorsHere are a few handy aspect ratio calculators that will assist you in determining the aspect ratio for common video formats or scaling an aspect ratio up or down (great for resizing video for web usage).Digital Rebellion’s Aspect Ratio Calculator covers the aspect ratios of common film and video formats including Super16, 35mm, NTSC and PAL.If you need to modify the height or width of your video image but you want to scale it commensurately with the aspect ratio, you’ll need to know the missing variable. For instance, if you change the height from 1920 to 1300, what should the width be to preserve the original aspect ratio? This calculator will quickly show you the missing variable so that you can ensure that the aspect ratio is maintained and the video doesn’t distort. Super useful!Lastly, the following image shows the most common film and video aspect ratios and how they compare to each other in size and proportions:last_img read more

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Tag: 上海夜生活 Knicks hand Clippers ninth straight loss

first_imgInjured Haye pulls out of heavyweight rematch with Bellew NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending 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 New York then led by 26 in the fourth quarter.The game was tied at 20 after one quarter, but the Knicks opened a double-digit lead late in the half after a 9-2 spurt and were ahead 56-44 at the break.“In the first half we weren’t moving the ball. One pass or no passes and the guys were shooting it,” Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. “Once we got into passing the ball and moving it from side to side, then we ended up with 20 assists in the final 32 minutes and that’s pretty good.”The Clippers traded Chris Paul in the offseason and the search for reliable guard play remains. Austin Rivers was 1 for 9 for two points, Lou Williams came off the bench to shoot 2 for 8, and rookie Jawun Evans shot 2 for 8.TIP-INSClippers: Los Angeles had won five straight at Madison Square Garden. … Clippers assistant Mike Woodson was the Knicks’ coach last time they beat Los Angeles, on April 25, 2012.Knicks: Tim Hardaway Jr. played with a sore left foot and scored 13 points. He had been listed as questionable but Hornacek said Hardaway felt better after rest. … Enes Kanter had 12 points and 16 rebounds.STREAK SNAPPEDThe Clippers’ 10-game winning streak over the Knicks was their longest active streak against any opponent. Now it’s seven in a row against Portland and Orlando.STARKS WITH THE “STEAL” CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Porzingis outplayed a frustrated Blake Griffin and helped the Knicks snap a 10-game skid in the series with their first victory over the Clippers in more than five years.“Bottom line, we just can’t sustain anything,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “Right now we get it going a little bit and one thing happens and it just implodes.”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 shutoutDoug McDermott added 16 points for the Knicks, including a 3-pointer that swung the momentum for good midway through the third quarter.“I got in there, had to bring some energy because we got off to a little slow start to start the third quarter,” McDermott said. Doc Rivers was talking to reporters before the game when former Knicks teammate John Starks walked by.“Can you bring my wedge back?” Rivers yelled out. “Guy stole my wedge and didn’t give it back.”Rivers said he had been without his golf club, which Starks contended that Rivers had left in his bag, for about two months.“You know, when someone allegedly leaves a club in your bag, the right thing to do is mail it back to them,” Rivers said. “That’s all I’m saying. At some point, it’s stolen.”UP NEXTClippers: Visit Atlanta on Wednesday.Knicks: Host Toronto on Wednesday. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Los Angeles Clippers’ Jawun Evans (1) and New York Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn (9) fight for control of the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — Things are going so poorly for the Clippers that they can’t even beat the Knicks anymore.Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points and New York extended Los Angeles’ losing streak to nine games with a 107-85 victory Monday night.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Griffin scored 21 points but shot just 6 for 18, picked up a technical foul and fouled out with 4:46 remaining. The Clippers (5-11) still haven’t won since Nov. 1 at Dallas, when they improved to 5-2.“Tonight was not a good showing,” Griffin said. “We have to put together 48 minutes rather than playing in spurts. We know as a team that this is not going to be the end.”Patrick Beverley returned after missing five games with a sore right knee and had nine points and six rebounds. But the Clippers are still without fellow guard Milos Teodosic and the rest of their backcourt play was mostly dismal.The Clippers fell behind by 17 early in the third quarter before running off 15 straight to cut it to 66-64 midway through the period. But McDermott hit a 3-pointer in transition and added another during a 12-0 response by the Knicks that gave them a 78-64 advantage with 4:11 remaining in the period.“I thought that was disheartening,” Rivers said. “I thought that took the spirit away but it shouldn’t and that’s where we’re at right now. When you lose nine games in a row, you’re in a losing streak, you start feeling sorry for yourself when things don’t go right and you can’t do that.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Tag: 上海夜生活 10 months agoSouthampton defender Targett admits Huddersfield six-pointer

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Southampton defender Targett admits Huddersfield six-pointerby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton fullback Matt Targett says Saturday’s clash with Huddersfield is a six-pointer.Saints lifted themselves out of the relegation zone with a win over Arsenal, but remain just two points ahead of the Terriers, who are second bottom.Targett said: “It really is a massive game.”It’s nice to beat a top club because we haven’t done it in a while, so that is massive for us.”That shows the mentality of our side, but this week is our six-pointer.”We need to continue working hard and take on the new challenges.”If you look at fixtures, we are targeting the next two games.”We have to take maximum points, so we have to go to Huddersfield and work as hard as we did against Arsenal.” last_img read more

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Tag: 上海夜生活 9 months ago​Nottingham Forest target ex-Fulham boss Jokanovic

first_img​Nottingham Forest target ex-Fulham boss Jokanovicby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNottingham Forest are already on the lookout for a new manager.The Championship side parted with Aitor Karanka, who requested the termination himself.And they are targeting former Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic, who was sacked by the Premier League club earlier this season.Sky Sports suggest Jokanovic is an early favorite for the job, which would be appealing, as Forest are only a few points off a playoff spot.Jokanovic reportedly rejected Stoke City earlier this week. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Tag: 上海夜生活 Stricter advertising rules by Health Canada to reduce youth vaping

first_imgOTTAWA, ONT – Vaping in Canada has evolved rapidly and emerging evidence that the uptake of vaping by youth has Health Canada taking action.The Government is addressing the trend of youth and vaping with a proposal for additional advertising restrictions and a new public education campaign targeted at young people, announced Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health.“I am deeply concerned about recent reports that youth vaping is on the rise. This includes stories coming out of schools across Canada, and emerging data suggesting that young Canadians are taking up vaping at an alarming rate. I am hearing from parents, educators and the health care community that they share my concerns about youth vaping. We cannot allow these products to threaten the hard-earned gains we’ve made in tobacco control. The proposed regulatory measures and our public awareness campaign will drive home the message: if you don’t smoke, don’t vape.” said The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor Minister of Health Canada has a strong regulatory framework for vaping products in place through the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act, which prohibits advertising that appeals to youth. To further this, Health Canada has published a Notice of Intent outlining the Department’s plans for new advertising rules. The proposed rules would restrict where advertisements could be displayed to limit their visibility to young people. They would also require health warning messages on permitted advertisements, and would restrict the display of vaping products at points of sale.The Notice of Intent initiates a 45-day consultation period. Health Canada will consider the comments received through this consultation in the drafting of new proposed regulations. All Canadians are encouraged to provide their feedback on proposals to protect youth and non-smokers from the harms and risks associated with vaping products.As well as the Notice of Intent, Health Canada will post in March 2019 another consultation document seeking comments on further measures being considered to address and reverse the recent trends of youth vaping. Some of these additional measures could include examining the role of flavours, nicotine concentration and product design in making vaping products appealing to youth and non-smokers.Minister Petitpas Taylor has also engaged her provincial and territorial colleagues to further support federal efforts to address youth vaping. Health Canada continues to support the need to discourage youth and non-smokers from vaping while urging smokers to quit.This week is the official launch of the Government of Canada’s public education campaign raising awareness, particularly among youth, of the harms and risks of vaping. The campaign invites youth to consider the consequences of vaping and equips parents and other trusted adults with tools and resources to support conversations with teenagers about the health risks of vaping. The campaign will continue through 2019last_img read more

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Tag: 上海夜生活 knowyourstatus on National HIV testing day

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Council of the city of Fort St. John has proclaimed June 23rd to the 30th, 2019, Sexual Health Week and knowing your sexual health status is important.Thursday, June 27th, 2019 join at The Healing Place, 10045-100th Avenue from 10 am to 2 pm on National HIV testing day to be tested for HIV, HCV and Syphilis.Breaking down the stigma of testing is the single largest barrier to people knowing their status. Hosted by Positive Living North, The Women’s Resource Society and the Healthy FSJ coalition, the community is welcomed to participate, ask questions and be tested.On the same day, a community BBQ will take place at the green space on 100th Street and 100th Avenue from 11.30am to 1 pm with a community health fair.Knowing your sexual health status is important to know, statistics show, 1 in 5 people in Canada living with HIV are unaware they have it and that they account for 75% of new infections.last_img read more

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