Gov’t Vehicles a Hinderance to Development

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Local Roundup: St. Bernard’s routs Hoopa Valley behind Campbell’s 7 first-half TD passes

first_imgEureka >> In three of its four wins leading into Saturday’s game against the Hoopa Valley Warriors, the St. Bernard’s Academy football team scored exactly 42 points.It took all of one quarter for them to accomplish that feat on Saturday.Crusader’s quarterback TJ Campbell passed for over 400 yards and seven touchdowns — all in the first half — as the Crusaders walloped the Hoopa Valley Warriors 68-14 at St. Bernard’s Academy.Campbell, who left the game with four minutes left in the second …last_img

Quote: Cell Factory

first_imgFrom CalTech Engineering & Science (LXIX:2, August 2006), “Cellular CAT Scans” by Douglas L. Smith, an article about electron cryotomography imaging of cellular components.  Smith does not mention evolution.  His opening paragraph is reminiscent of Darwin’s Black Box:A cell isn’t merely a bag of enzymes sloshing around in a thick soup of cytoplasm.  According to Assistant Professor of Biology Grant Jensen, it’s more like a multistory factory—a set of interwoven production lines complete with conveyor belts, forklifts, and steel I-beams to hold up the roof.  Or, if you prefer, the world’s most elaborate Rube Goldberg contraption.  The cell’s cogs and camshafts, springs and motors, girders and sheet metal (or, in the Rube Goldberg case, gloved hands on sticks, precariously balanced bathtubs, and spring-loaded mallets) are protein molecules.  Protein machines conduct the cell’s metabolic business; protein motors make muscles contract, amoebas crawl, and paramecia swim.  When a cell is preparing to divide, protein diazo machines make a duplicate set of the genetic blueprints, and then protein winches and cables pull the two copies to opposite ends of the cell.  Shells of interlocking proteins armor-plate viruses, protein trusswork gives cells their shape, and protein stickers on the protein girders tell the cell which end is front.  Jensen’s research group wants to photograph each rod, flywheel, and bearing and work out its mechanical interactions with its fellows, in terms as solid as a cast titanium sprocket.  As Jensen puts it, “Ultimately, of course, we want to understand how things work at an atomic level—a proton goes here and it causes this atom to move over there, which causes that atom to move over here, and the sum of it all is that the cell swims, or eats, or reproduces itself.”(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Hong Kong to become first Asian host of Gay Games

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort In this picture taken on October 21, 2017, tourists visit a promenade in front of the city skyline in Hong Kong. / AFP PHOTO / DALE DE LA REYHong Kong will become the first Asian city to host the Gay Games in 2022 with rights campaigners celebrating the winning bid for a city often criticized for lagging on LGBT rights.Hong Kong beat Mexico’s Guadalajara and Washington DC to host the 11th edition of the event, with the jubilant bid team saying it would attract 15,000 participants and bring HK$1 billion into the local economy.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion When the constitutional court in neighboring Taiwan ruled in favor of allowing gay marriage in May, campaigners in socially conservative Hong Kong highlighted the city’s lack of progress on equality issues.READ: Paris to host 2018 Gay GamesHong Kong does not recognize gay marriage and only decriminalized homosexuality in 1991.But a landmark court decision in September that granted a British lesbian in Hong Kong — known as “QT” — the right to live and work in the city as a dependent of her long-term partner was hailed as a decision that could reduce more hurdles for same-sex couples.QT had previously been denied a dependent visa by immigration authorities, forcing her instead to stay in Hong Kong on a visitor visa, which did not allow her to work.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label PLAY LIST 01:10Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label02:20Hidden healers treat Hong Kong protesters01:44Opposition heckles lead Hong Kong leader to abandon policy speech01:37Protesters 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 Read Next Organized by the LGBT community, the Gay Games features a range of sports and is open to all participants, “without regard to sexual orientation, and there are no qualifying standards,” the Hong Kong bid team said in a statement.Competitors come from many countries, including those where homosexuality remains illegal, it added.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 Gay Games was founded by former Olympic decathlete Tom Waddell and first held in San Francisco in 1982. The next edition will be held in Paris in August next year, featuring 36 sports, from mountain biking to fencing and athletics.Hong Kong’s Pink Alliance, which promotes equal rights for the LGBT community, said the games would “help to bring a wider understanding and acceptance of our community,” not only in the southern Chinese city but throughout the region. MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Bulls’ Mirotic opts not to have surgery for facial fractures View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hong Kong’s Gay Games bid chair Dennis Philipse said there was a “spirit and passion for increased inclusion and diversity” in Hong Kong.However, the campaign for LGBT rights continues to elicit fury from anti-gay campaigners.Last year, banking giant HSBC placed a pair of rainbow-painted lions in front of its landmark building in the heart of the city to promote support of gay rights, a move slammed as “disgusting” by opponents who rallied in protest.last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea defender Christensen: Let’s get Spurs back to our place

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea defender Christensen: Let’s get Spurs back to our placeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender Andreas Christensen is confident they can take care of Tottenham in the second-leg of their Carabao Cup semifinal.Spurs hold a 1-0 lead after victory at Wembley.But Christensen says: “t was a tough result. “I felt as though, especially in the second half, we had a good spell in the game.”We played good and had chances, and we probably feel as though we should have at least got a draw from it.”After we went 1-0 down it was good that we didn’t just think it was over, we kept going and we knew we just had to stay in the game because it’s over two legs.”We’re still in it and we think we can decide the game at home.” last_img read more

PNG Government Under Pressure Due to ICTSI Port Contracts

first_imgzoom The Government of Papua New Guinea has been under fire to review the decision to award port operations in Lae and Port Moresby to Philippine port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI). Paddy Crumlin, President of the International Transport Workers’ Federation, has urged the Government to act in the best interests of its people by standing with workers, landowners and communities “exposed to ICTSI’s poor record on safety and labour relations.”“The ITF, alongside the Maritime International Federation, is calling on the Minister of Transport, Hon. Wesley Nukundj, to intervene and urgently convene a meeting of stakeholders – including union and landowner representatives – to find a solution to the current crisis,” Crumlin said.Over the past month, global port operator ICTSI has been the target of international condemnation over alleged patterns of labour violations in their network, poor safety standards, and insufficient managerial oversight to ensure productive industrial relations, and compliance with local laws and international labour conventions.“The decision to award contracts at PNG’s two biggest ports to ICTSI will have a profound impact. The Papua New Guinea Maritime and Transport Workers Union, an affiliate of the ITF, says that more than 1,000 jobs will be lost at the ports and in associated industries due to the contracts awarded to ICTSI,” Crumlin added.Joe Fleetwood, General Secretary of the Maritime Union of New Zealand, also called on the Government of PNG to act on the award of the 25-year contract, saying that the PNG government “must put its workers’ interests first, and protect the jobs of its people.”Crumlin further said said that “the impact of ICTSI’s entry on the viability of PNG’s domestic coastal shipping network and implications that ICTSI’s predatory pricing structures will have on the costs of goods in the country need to be addressed.”The protests against the PNG Government, which were held outside of the PNG Consulate in Sydney, Australia, and High Commission in Wellington, New Zealand, were organised by the ITF and MIF, and affiliates the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ).last_img read more