Photos: Drake and other famous faces at the NBA Finals

first_img Kerr promises Smailagic ‘will 100%’ leave Santa Cruz … Warriors resemble team of old, Kevon Looney isn’t ready, and other thoughts from loss to Trail Blazers Why the Warriors want to keep Damion Lee beyond this season center_img The NBA Finals is a magnet for legends of the hardwood and stars of the music industry. They all showed up for Game 1 in Toronto led by Drake, who had to be reminded of boundaries by the league. Related Articleslast_img

Antarctica Hit by Catastrophic Meteors, Researchers Claim

first_imgA story in BBC News claims that multiple impact sites have been found under Antarctic ice covering an area 1300 by 2400 miles, with one impact making a hole in the ice 200 miles across.  The estimated date of these impacts (around 780,000 years ago) creates a problem, however:The research suggests that an asteroid the size of the one blamed for killing off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago could have struck Earth relatively recently.    Early humans would have been living in Africa and other parts of the Old World at the time of the strikes.If such a destructive impact killed off dinosaurs, how could the humans and other mammals survived?  A suggestion was quickly forthcoming: “But the impacts would have occurred during an ice age, so even tidal waves would have been weakened by the stabilising effect of icebergs on the ocean.”For an ad hoc just-so story to explain away evidence against a popular theory, this one takes the cake.  These theorists seem to have been hit with a rock on the head.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Promoting responsible on-farm antibiotic use

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Antibiotic resistance has become a hot topic in animal agriculture, due to new regulations as well as pressure from activist groups, retailers, foodservice companies and customers.In a workshop at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show last week, Dr. Jennifer Wishnie, a veterinary public health expert, gave an overview of the growing interest, pressure and misunderstanding about antibiotics in animal agriculture, how farmers and ranchers are addressing changes on the farm due to new regulations, and how they can help to educate the public about the responsible use of antibiotics.“Many consumers don’t realize that there is veterinary oversight on the farm,” said Dr. Wishnie. “This gives us opportunities to educate them on how antibiotics are used responsibly. When we use antibiotics, there is a potential for resistance to develop, so using them appropriately helps minimize this resistance.”An additional concern, Wishnie said, is the confusion between antibiotic residues and antibiotic resistance, which are not the same. This confusion can lead consumers to question whether there are antibiotics in their food. Consumers should understand that the Food and Drug Administration addresses residues by approving antibiotics with specific withdrawal times, which assures that residues are not present in meat for consumption.“This is an important distinction,” Wishnie said. “If we use an antibiotic responsibly and follow the withdrawal time, the antibiotic residue is minimized, and our food is safe. But this is a point that consumers really don’t understand.”New Agriculture Department regulations that went into effect on Jan. 1 are a significant regulatory step that will change how antimicrobials are used in food production on the farm. Once the labels are changed, it will be illegal to use medically important antibiotics to promote animal growth.“The overarching thinking, and now the regulation, behind all of these guidances was removal of growth promotion or nutritional efficiency uses of medically important antibiotics in feed and water, and bringing the therapeutic uses under increased veterinary oversight,” Wishnie said.The new rules will undoubtedly require more time and cost, and a lot of record-keeping. Records will have to be kept for two years by the feed mill, the producer and the veterinarian.According to Wishnie, responsible antibiotic use by all sectors is vital to minimizing the potential for antibiotic resistance. Additionally, collaboration and communication between all stakeholders, including doctors and patients, veterinarians and farmers, as well as government, academia and industry, is essential to better understand and strategically address this topic.“This is an ongoing conversation. It’s important to communicate,” Wishnie said. “Many new pressures are coming, and a lot of them exist from some misunderstandings, particularly on the consumer side. So those opportunities to talk with your neighbors or to the public about what you do and how veterinarians are involved, your long history of farming and how you use antibiotics responsibly to maintain animal health, I think, can be really enlightening to some people who have no idea [about where their food comes from] other than going to the grocery store.”last_img read more

Amazon Shuts Down E-Book Loans Via Lendle

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Since Amazon gave Kindle users the ability to loan their e-books in December, we’ve seen a number of startups launch in the e-book lending space, creating networks to help readers find someone who is willing to let them borrow an e-book title. There haven’t been any moves to crack down on these exchanges (other than the requirement that the Kindle Lending Club rebrand). But now it appears that Amazon has shut down one such site, Lendle. The company’s website went down briefly today, and Lendle tweeted that Amazon has revoked its access to the API. We have contacted Amazon for more details on the decision, but the company has not responded at the time of publishing. audrey watters Tags:#E-Books#news#NYT#web According to Lendle, Amazon restricted access to the API as the lending network did not “serve the principal purpose of driving sales of products and services on the Amazon site.” Like many of these e-book lending startups, Lendle is an Amazon Affiliate member and does get a cut of the Amazon sales generated via links on its site. That “Buy Now” option is pretty important as you can only lend a Kindle book once and only for two weeks. Add to that very few publishers make their titles available to lend, it’s hard to see how Lendle, or any of its competitors, doesn’t in some way drive more book sales.A more likely reason that the API access was revoked is that Lendle ran afoul of some other aspect of Amazon’s Terms of Service. Lendle did pull a list of a user’s entire Kindle library (lendable or not) for example.Lendle says that, “It’s sad and unfortunate that Amazon is shutting down Lending sites.” But at this time, it appears as though it’s Lendle and not lending that is the target of Amazon’s ire. Other e-book lending sites – eBook Fling and the Book Lending Club, for example – remain up and running. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Paul Lee shrugs off Star’s struggles

first_imgPaul Lee. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPaul Lee isn’t putting too much thought on Star’s recent struggles in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.The Hotshots have now lost back-to-back games after a strong 4-0 start.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses “We faced two strong teams in that stretch,” Lee said after Star’s 105-101 loss to Barangay Ginebra on Sunday night.“Coach told us earlier that it was a good game. We just didn’t get the win.”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 shutoutThe Hotshots’ immaturity showed late in the game with import Malcolm Hill, who is only 21, fouled out with still 54.9 seconds left.Lee thinks that it’s understandable for Star to make such mistakes considering that the team is still in the stage of learning how to play as a cohesive unit after undergoing major changes in the offseason.center_img MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES The important thing for the Hotshots, according to Lee, is to learn valuable lessons from those tough situations.“We’re still a relatively new team. I think it’s unavoidable that some of these issues will come up and we’re working on it. Hopefully, if we encounter these situations again, we’ll be able to get good things from it,” he said.“We have to move on. This game is done, so we have to bounce back on our next game. Our game against Meralco is very important. They’re a strong team so it’s another test for us. We need to be ready,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Aguilar, Ginebra escape Star despite costly foul and poor FT shootinglast_img read more

Clasico: Meralco, Kaya renew fierce rivalry

first_imgAlso kicking off at 4 p.m. at Rizal Memorial Stadium is the tussle between JPV and Ceres.Both Meralco and Ceres could miss key players who just came off a stint with the national team in Asian Cup Qualifying in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSparks skipper James Younghusband is doubtful for the tiff due to an ankle injury while Phil Younghusband could be rested after scoring in the Azkals’ 4-3 win over Tajikistan.“We have been informed of the injury,” said Aris Caslib, referring to James. As for Phil, Caslib said “we have to check how quickly he can adapt to the travel.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Pacesetter Meralco Manila and Kaya FC Makati renew their rivalry, even as streaking JPV Marikina battles powerhouse Ceres Negros in the Philippines Football League on Saturday.Unbeaten in four matches so far, the Sparks face their toughest test yet in fierce rivals Kaya in the Metro Manila derby at University of Makati pitch.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire 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 Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Pagunsan, Que stay in hunt What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Reveling in his first PBA championship, Chito Victolero shares credit for Magnolia feat

first_imgA new champion coach in the PBA. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY—Chito Victolero wasn’t looked at as a successor to Tim Cone’s glorious run as head coach of the Purefoods franchise, but it’s what he turned out to be that cemented his legacy in the storied club.Hired from Kia, Victolero was tapped to help the struggling Hotshots move on from their drastic drop to 11-22 less than two years removed from completing the Grand Slam.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue 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 Krauss Victolero’s only PBA achievement before arriving in Magnolia’s camp was lead Kia to its lone playoff appearance in the 2016 Governors’ Cup, but he is now part of an elite league of champion coaches in the PBA.READ: Magnolia ends PBA title drought, closes out Alaska in Game 6 FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefAgainst the toughest opponent in Alaska, Magnolia survived six brutal games and capped it off with dominant 102-86 Game 6 win, but he was quick to defer the credit to his coaching staff including former head coach Jason Webb.“It’s not just me who deserves all this credit because I will give this to our coaching staff,” said Victolero in Filipino Wednesday at Ynares Center here. “The coaching staff’s support is just immense.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “This is what I like from this team is how this was formed because the chemistry is just beautiful. We’re like brothers here and this is one of the best groups that I’ve been in even when I was still a player.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIEScenter_img Long wait makes newest PBA title sweeter for Alvin Patrimonio, Magnolia “There’s this huge support system behind us and that’s what kept us motivated through all of this, the credit isn’t just on me, this is for the whole team, the players, the coaching staff, the support staff, and the management.”Victolero, who he led the Hotshots to three straight semifinals in the 2016-17 season before this season’s breakthrough, emphasized that the championship was the result of all the hard work and sacrifices from the whole team.READ: Long wait makes newest PBA title sweeter for Alvin Patrimonio, HotshotsIt also helped that his core of players didn’t just treat each other as teammates but as brothers both on and off the court.“I don’t know the feeling [of winning a title] but I just jumped around because I was just so happy because all of our sacrifices from last year and everything we learned from the semifinals and from this year all came together,” said Victolero.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more

From the Archive: Faith and Fury

first_imgA barefoot symphony in a Cameroonian village with old newspapers tightly tied with string. Tactical rampage down a Sao Paolo beach with two precious socks rolled together. The rattle of a dribbled tin can on the lanes snaking through the Buenos Aires shantytowns.Soccer is sport at its most elemental: Anything,A barefoot symphony in a Cameroonian village with old newspapers tightly tied with string. Tactical rampage down a Sao Paolo beach with two precious socks rolled together. The rattle of a dribbled tin can on the lanes snaking through the Buenos Aires shantytowns.Soccer is sport at its most elemental: Anything can be a ball, anywhere a field of dreams, only passion the mandatory shirt to be pulled on. In this primitiveness of soccer rests its universal appeal; in its intrinsic dance-wingers spinning away from markers,strikers pirouetting in the box, midfielders on spiralling runs-lies its aesthetic value. Holland striker Marco van Basten flew across the field with such sinewy splendour that a Dutch TV documentary compared his movements to a ballet dancer’s. When Brazilian Ronaldo burst like a weaving ox through defences, a Spanish journalist wrote: “He has the constitution of a champion boxer, but the feet of Fred Astaire.Yet greatness has one final measurement. In Yaounde, Cameroon, stands a statue of Roger Milla; in Sao Paolo the faithful explain that when Pele meets the Pope, it is Pele who is granting the audience; in Buenos Aires boys still genuflect at the altar of a factory worker’s son called Diego Maradona. It is the worship accorded to men who danced their finest on the World Cup stage.last_img read more

Wrestling Ohio State takes home Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational hardware

OSU then-redshirt sophomore Nathan Tomasello competes in a match against Arizona State on Nov. 13.Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe Ohio State wrestling team traveled to Las Vegas over the weekend, competing against multiple top-ranked schools, ultimately cashing in and earning a team tournament championship.Sunday’s conclusion of the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational saw the Buckeyes at the top of the podium with 118.5 points, where OSU had two individual titles in its respective weight classes, along with a runner-up and two third-place finishers.At 133 lbs. redshirt junior Nathan Tomasello captured the Buckeyes’ first individual title of the weekend along with his 2nd CKLV Invitational title of his career.  The final match was the highlight of Tomasello’s tournament, where he scored a match-winning escape in the third period to win 3-2 over Stevan Micic of Michigan.Micah Jordan, a redshirt sophomore at 149 lbs., finished first after a strong tournament performance in both the semifinal and final.  In Jordan’s title match, he scored a four-point near fall with a minute and a half left in the match over Pat Lugo of Edinboro.  This championship win marked his second straight CKLV Invitational title.Redshirt freshman Jose Rodriguez at 125 lbs. dominated in his semifinal match, cruising to a 17-3 technical fall.  In the final match, Rodriguez faced off versus top-seeded Joey Dance of Virginia Tech, where Rodriguez was taken down by Dance with six seconds left in the match, conceding a 4-3 loss.After falling in an upset defeat in the semifinal match 6-4, sophomore Myles Martin at 184 lbs. regained his confidence, bouncing back to a 22-7 tech fall over Steven Schnieder of Binghamton, taking him down nine times throughout the match to claim third place.  OSU redshirt freshman Kollin Moore at 197 lbs. rebounded after two early losses, also finishing third with a 9-7 decision victory over Jacob Smith of West Virginia.The Buckeyes return back to Columbus for their first home match of the season on Thursday, Dec. 8, where they face off against the No. 5 ranked Missouri Tigers at 7 p.m. read more