NEBC Yukon Midget Trackers win at home on Sunday over Peace River Royals

January 12, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe next goal would come at 8:32 remaining in the period, as Chase London would score a goal, with a double assist from Justin Brownlee and Thomas Loewen, making the Trackers’ score 2-0 over Peace River. By the end of the second frame, the score would be 7-2 in favour of the Trackers. Throughout the period, the Trackers would manage to score a total of five goals on the Royals.Advertisement There would be no more scoring throughout the remainder of the game, so the Trackers would win the game 7-2 over the Royals. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Yukon Midget Trackers were home on Sunday, December 15, as they were host to the Peace River Royals. – Advertisement -Then with 7:44 left in the period, the Royals would score a goal on the Trackers which would make the score 2-1 as they headed into the second frame. In the second period, a lot of action would take place as the Trackers would begin to go on a strong scoring streak. At 9:32 into the game, Connor Brown would score on the Royals, with assists by Kurtis Lee and Kaden Arberry, making the score 1-0. Up next, the Trackers are on the road this coming weekend, December 20 to the 22, as they get three more games in before the Christmas break.last_img read more

Burnley v QPR: Rangers include youngsters

December 21, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgYoungsters Cole Kpekawa and Michael Petrasso start for QPR at Burnley, as does keeper Matt Ingram.Left-back Kpekawa keeps his place, having made his full league debut for Rangers in the recent draw against Reading.Winger Petrasso is also given a chance to impress, and Ingram keeps his place in goal.French teenager Axel Prohouly, an attacking midfielder who joined the R’s last summer and was previously at Monaco, is named among the substitutes.Meanwhile, promotion-chasing Burnley are without Dean Marney, who was unable to recover from a hamstring problem in time. Joey Barton plays against his former club.Burnley: Heaton, Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward, Boyd, Jones, Barton, Arfield, Vokes, Gray.Subs: Robinson, Tarkowski, Dyer, Taylor, Hennings, Barnes, Darikwa.QPR: Ingram; Onuoha, Hall, Hill, Kpekawa; Henry, Faurlin; Phillips, Hoilett, Petrasso; Polter.Subs: Lumley, Perch, Grego-Cox, Prohouly, Gladwin, El Khayati, Washington.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

NCS Playoffs: Del Norte out for redemption as Warriors host St. Bernard’s

December 21, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgCRESCENT CITY >> If there was ever a contest featuring a contrast in styles, Friday’s North Coast Section Division IV second-round matchup between the seventh-seeded Del Norte Warriors and the No. 2 seed St Bernard’s Crusaders could be it.The Crusaders come into the contest riding a 10-game winning streak that includes a 76-24 lambasting of the Healdsburg Greyhounds in the opening round of the section playoffs one week ago in which the Crusaders led 15-0 just two minutes in and were never …last_img read more

South African team uncovers answers to the origin of turtles

December 18, 2019 0 Comments

first_img4 September 2015Professor Gaberial Bever and the research team at Wits University’s internationally respected Evolutionary Studies Institute (ESI), believe their detailed analysis of the skulls of Eunotosaurus africanus confirms a definite link between pre-dinosaur reptiles and the modern turtle.Eunotosaurus is a lizard-like prehistoric reptile, first discovered in South Africa in the 19th century and long believed to be an ancestor of the turtle. It lived during the Permian Period, 30 million years before the first dinosaurs and 20 million years before Pappochelys, the creature uncovered in Germany in June 2015 that is believed to be the earliest-known turtle.At just 30cm long, Eunotosaurus had a wide and rounded ribcage and skull with similar characteristics to the modern turtle – one scientist famously described it as “a strange, gluttonous lizard that swallowed a small Frisbee”. These similarities have been the subject of much debate since its discovery.Bever told Reuters news agency this week: “Where turtles came from, evolutionarily speaking, and how they are related to the other major groups of living reptiles – lizards, snakes, crocodiles and birds – has been a topic of vigorous debate for as long as we’ve had a theory of evolution.”Using advanced scanning technology, the team digitally dissected the cranial bones of the skulls of the four fossil specimens available, to confirm Eunotosaurus as the oldest-known member of the turtle group. “Using imaging technology gave us the opportunity to take the first look inside the skull of Eunotosaurus. What we found not only illuminates the close relationship of Eunotosaurus to turtles, but also how turtles are related to other modern reptiles,” Bever said.With this new insight, along with information from previous research, including Pappochelys and another fossil found in China in 2008, the Odontochelys (a little younger than Eunotosaurus, at only 220 million years old), Bever’s team “now have a remarkable series of transitional forms that take us from an almost lizard- like creature to the modern turtle body plan that is so interesting and bizarre”.What has the skull revealed?ESI found that the Eunotosaurus’ skull is diapsid, with a pair of openings just behind the eyes that allowed its jaw muscles to flex during chewing. This is unique and distinctive in modern lizards, snakes and some birds, yet not found in modern turtles, which have the anapsid skull formation – fused directly to the jaw bone, giving the turtle its characteristic slow biting and chewing movements.The argument Bever and the research makes is that “if turtles are closely related to the other living reptiles, then we would expect the fossil record to produce early turtle relatives with diapsid skulls”.In terms of previous theories on the evolution, the anapsid-diapsid distinction was used to argue that modern turtles were from an ancient lineage, and not closely related to modern lizards, crocodiles and birds who have a diapsid ability. They are not.“The new data from Eunotosaurus rejects this hypothesis. and we can now draw the well-supported and satisfying conclusion that Eunotosaurus is the diapsid turtle. This is the fossil that science has been searching for, for more than 150 years,” Bever explained.“Imaging technology gave us the opportunity to take the first look inside the skull of Eunotosaurus, and what we found not only illuminates the close relationship of Eunotosaurus to turtles, but also how turtles are related to other modern reptiles,” Bever said.The next step for the Wits team is to use the same techniques to find links between other diapsid reptiles and the modern turtle, and build up a detailed family tree of the species’ journey to now.“The beauty of scientific discoveries is that they tend to reveal more questions than they answer, and there is still much we don’t know about the origin of turtles,” the professor concluded.The ESI is the largest palaeontological and palaeoanthropological research entity in Africa and one of the largest of its kind in the world. An amalgamation of the Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research and the Institute for Human Evolution, the institute publishes over 80 research publications annually based on global research collaborations, extensive fieldwork and some of the world’s most cutting-edge palaeontology technology.It is one of the world’s foremost brains trust for evolutionary study and research, and continues the work of and builds on the reputation of one of the university’s most beloved and globally celebrated palaeoanthropologists, the late Professor Emeritus Phillip Tobias.Bever’s full report and detailed video analysis has been published in the international science journal, Nature.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Stink bugs in soybeans

December 17, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As our beans start to put on pods, it’s time to start scouting for stink bugs.  In 2016 a number of farmers had significant stink bug damage but didn’t realize it until harvest, when they discovered shriveled, blasted seeds.  Seed damage can be prevented by scouting and treatment at appropriate threshold levels.There are several species of stink bugs that can be found in soybean, even beneficials. These include the green, the brown, the red shouldered and the brown marmorated stink bug. The spined soldier bug looks similar to the brown stink bug, but has sharper points on its shoulders, and is more brown on the underside (the brown stink bug is actually more green underneath). Both nymphs (immatures) and adults feed on the developing seed by using their piercing/sucking mouthparts to poke through the pod. Seed that is fed upon will take a flat or shriveled appearance.Often this damage is not seen until harvest time, because the pod usually retains its shape, despite the smaller seed. Therefore it is important to scout early and control if necessary. Most insecticides labeled for soybean include stink bugs on the label, and most are adequately effective.  Keep in mind it is easier to kill immatures than adults. To sample for stink bugs, take multiple 10-sweep samples with a sweep net in multiple locations throughout the field. Average the number of stink bugs in the 10-sweep samples. The threshold to treat is four or more stink bugs (adults and nymphs combined). If soybeans are being grown for seed, the threshold can be dropped to two or more stink bugs.last_img read more

Step Aside FarmVille, CityVille Now Facebook’s Biggest Game

December 16, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgTags:#gaming#NYT#web audrey watters 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…center_img Less than a month after its launch, Zynga‘s CityVille has become the world’s most popular game. According to AppData, CityVille just reached 61.7 million monthly active users, and with that, the game nabs the number one spot from Zynga’s other social gaming phenom, FarmVille. This gives Zynga a total of 261 million monthly active users – clearly nothing to scoff at. However, despite dominating social gaming this year, the challenge for Zynga has been to continue to build on the massive success of Farmville and to show that the game wasn’t simply a one-hit wonder. To complicate things, this spring Facebook changed the way game notifications worked – an effort to cut down on spam notifications. But as game developers protested, this move also cut down on social games’ potential virality too.This change hasn’t seemed to stop CityVille at all, which launched Dec. 2 to what has clearly been a phenomenal rate of adoption. The game is a SimCity-like, well, city simulation. As with other games of this sort, CityVille is very social – you can build stores and operate franchises in your friends’ towns. And as with many social games, this sort of interaction and obligation can be quite “addictive.” Like all of Zynga’s games, CityVille is free-to-play, but users can spend real money on virtual goods to enhance gameplay. Industry estimates say that Zynga has brought in between $500 million to $700 million in revenue this year from the sale of virtual goods. Time named Mark Zuckerberg “Person of the Year” and ReadWriteWeb named Facebook “Best BigCo of 2010.” But the CityVille news seems to warrant a tip-of-the-hat to Zynga, whose games fueled much of the time people spent on the social networking site this year. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

BJP, Sena to contest 140 seats each in State Assembly polls

December 1, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgThough disagreements may have emerged in the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance, the top leadership of both parties is firm on contesting the Assembly polls together. While the BJP and the Sena will contest 140 seats each in the 288-member Assembly, the remaining eight seats will go to other smaller allies.A BJP leader confirmed to The Hindu that the seat sharing formula being considered presently gives 140 seats to each party. “The top leadership of both the parties is firm on contesting the polls as an alliance. As announced earlier, the 50-50 formula is being talked about and 280 out of 288 seats will be shared equally between two of us. The other smaller parties which are in alliance with us will get rest of the eight seats,” said the leader. ‘Smooth exchange’According to the leader, the real test at the negotiation table would be to solve the issue of seats which were won by either the Sena or the BJP in 2014 when both contested independently; but were held or contested by the other party in earlier elections, when they stood as an alliance. “For example, Goregaon was won by the BJP in 2014, but has traditionally been with the Sena. The process of exchange has to be smooth,” he said.A number of possible defections from opposition MLAs in seats where either the BJP or the Sena were second in the 2014 polls also make the calculations difficult. In Shirdi, Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil defeated the Sena candidate in 2014. If he joins the BJP, the Sena may have to step back from its claim on the seat. A similar situation may arise in the Wadala seat. “Lastly, the Congress-NCP was thrown to the number three and four spot in around 90 seats in 2014. Us contesting as an alliance would mean bringing them to the number two spot. Whether we should do that is also a point of discussion at present,” the leader said.last_img read more

a month agoBorussia Dortmund captain Reus blows fuse after character questioned: Mentality bull****?!

October 28, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Borussia Dortmund captain Reus blows fuse after character questioned: Mentality bull****?!by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus blew a fuse after their character was questioned in an interview following their 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt.Lucien Favre’s side had twice been pegged back at the Commerzbank Arena, and were forced to settle for a point after a late Thomas Delaney own goal.Reus said: “This is really going on my nerves with your mentality bull****. Seriously.”Today? Are you serious now? The 2-2 was scored due to mentality? Are you serious? We played dumb, sure, but don’t come to me with your s*** about mentality. Every week it’s the same c**p.'”Our main problem is that we can’t see out a game. But that has nothing to do with mentality. A goal like the 2-2 just mustn’t happen. If we make it 3-1 this game is over but we also could have seen it out to win 2-1 but we didn’t — that’s it.” last_img read more

11 days agoWales boss Giggs says Man Utd winger James good to play

October 28, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgWales boss Giggs says Man Utd winger James good to playby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWales boss Ryan Giggs says Daniel James was fine to play on after a heavy collision in Sunday’s 1-1 Euro 2020 qualifying draw with Croatia and “passed all the concussion tests”.James needed treatment after an aerial challenge with Domagoj Vida, though the winger says he was not knocked out.”I say about players being smart… he stayed down, he was fine,” said Giggs.Giggs said after the match he was satisfied with the treatment of 21-year-old Manchester United forward James.”When the physios came over there was no problem, and what you have to do now is do the tests at half-time. He passed all the concussion tests,” said the Wales manager. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more