“I understand the (aggressive) tactics of our opponents because I did the same thing when I was in Spain and playing against (Lionel) Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.” Cavani celebrated the record by throwing his shirt into the crowd, receiving a booking after shaking hands with the referee and having to take a new jersey from the bench.“It’s something magnificent, I’m very emotional,” Cavani added.“In life, you’re not always given so much warmth. I’m very content, very happy to be here.”It was the 30-year-old’s 27th goal for the Ligue 1 leaders in all competitions this season.Cavani has now scored 157 goals in 229 matches for the capital side since joining from Napoli for 64 million euros ($79.5 million) in 2013, while Ibrahimovic managed 156 in 180 games during his four seasons in Paris before leaving for Manchester United in 2016.PSG lead the Ligue 1 table by 11 points from second-placed Lyon, who beat Emery’s side last weekend and visit Bordeaux on Sunday.Share on: WhatsApp Paris, France | AFP | Edinson Cavani insisted that he is happy playing with Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain, after the Uruguayan broke the club’s goalscoring record and his strike partner netted twice against Montpellier on Saturday.The 30-year-old is PSG’s top scorer this term with one more goal than world-record signing Neymar, who returned to the team for the first time since being booed after taking a penalty that could have given Cavani the record in an 8-0 thrashing of Dijon on January 17. But Cavani gave Neymar the ball to take a spot-kick in Paris on Saturday, and also set up the Brazilian to score his second late on and complete a 4-0 rout.“He (Neymar) has done a lot and is doing a lot for the team,” Cavani told Canal+, after Neymar’s first appearance since scoring four goals against Dijon.“We have to stay together. The most important thing is that the team works, we have important goals (for the season).”Cavani broke Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s all-time PSG record by tapping in his 157th goal for the club.The Uruguay striker had levelled Ibrahimovic’s previous mark of 156 goals 10 days ago, and turned home Adrien Rabiot’s cutback in the 11th minute at the Parc des Princes.Neymar’s double took his tally to 26 PSG goals since joining from Barcelona, and coach Unai Emery was delighted to have the 25-year-old back from a two-game injury absence.“He is a different player, he is spectacular,” the Spaniard said.“After his small injury, he brought the little thing needed to help the team win again.
Facebook33Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Hands On Children’s MuseumOver 275 employees of local businesses and organizations will go “shovel-to-shovel” building giant sand sculptures at this year’s Sand in the City® event, the South Sound’s favorite family sand festival. Thirteen teams will compete in this year’s event, held August 23-25 at the new Hands On Children’s Museum on Olympia’s East Bay Waterfront. The 13th annual Sand in the City® event is the Hands On Children’s Museum’s signature event and raises funds for the Museum’s Free and Reduced Admissions Programs. About 50,000 people from the Puget Sound region are expected to visit the free event, which showcases the Museum’s educational outreach programs and partners.The team sculpting competition runs Friday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the whistle blows. A panel of judges and two master sculptors will judge the creations and award top honors, including the coveted Golden Shovel Award, at 4 p.m. on Friday. The public can vote for their favorite sculpture throughout the weekend in the People’s Choice Award competition. The People’s Choice winner will be announced at 4 p.m. on Sunday. This year’s teams include Alpine & Warehouse Rock Gym, Berschauer Phillips Construction, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County sponsored by Olympia Federal Savings, Brown and Caldwell, Great Wolf Lodge & Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington, Morningside, North Thurston Public School Art Teachers sponsored by Mortenson Construction, Olympia Free Clinic sponsored by Heritage Bank, Olympia School District sponsored by Washington State Employees Credit Union, Olympia Waldorf School sponsored by Reliable Electric, Panorama, Port Blakely Tree Farms, and Saint Martin’s Alumni Association sponsored by Saint Martin’s University.Families enjoy the huge sandbox at Sand in the City in downtown Olympia. The event supports reduced admission programs at the Hands On Children’s Museum.“We’re very excited!” said Howard Burton from Panorama. This is Panorama’s first year competing at the event. “It’s such a great cause that supports kids and a great opportunity for our staff to have some fun in the sun. We’re inviting all of our residents to come down to cheer for our team and enjoy the whole event!”The excitement continues Saturday and Sunday, August 24 & 25, with a free Beach Party featuring giant sandboxes, a rock climbing wall, a tide pool touch tank, and animal visits, along with more than 40 interactive art and science activities spread across East Bay Public Plaza and streets adjacent to the New Hands On Children’s Museum. The event also includes all-day entertainment on the stage, including hula, country, and big band swing dancers; African drummers, a blues band, and folk musicians; and children’s humorist and storyteller Rick Huddle. Favorite local food vendors and food trucks will be expanded at this year’s event.In addition to all the free outdoor festivities, families can visit the New Museum for a special event admission rate of $25 per family (this includes admission for up to 2 adults and 3 children). Admission will include access to the Museum’s nine themed galleries and 150+ hands-on exhibits, including the new Makespace in the Arts & Parts Studio, where they can tinker, design, and build using real tools and materials. It also includes admission to the new Outdoor Discovery Center, which is designed to connect young children to nature. The Center is one of only three “Going Wild!” pilot sites selected by the Association of Children’s Museums nationwide. During Sand in the City®, the Museum will unveil the first outdoor exhibits, including “Stickworks” – a giant stick sculpture by renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, and “The Beach” – which replicates a Puget Sound beach and features a river bed, fallen logs, a beached dinghy, paddle boards and a Driftwood Fort Construction area with fixed and loose pieces of driftwood, giant root balls, and boulders.The Sand in the City® event originated in Portland, and now benefits non- profit organizations in the United States and Mexico. Olympia’s version of the event is free to the public. All donations, food sales, store sales, team entry fees, event sponsorships, and discounted Museum admissions support the Museum’s Free and Reduced Admissions Programs throughout the year which serves more than 75,000 children and adults. The event hours for Friday are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with public viewing of the team competition along with select art activities. Saturday’s giant Beach Party, which includes hands-on activities, live entertainment and demonstrations by Master Sand Sculptors, runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Then, Sunday’s Grandparents’ Day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., features additional activities designed for children and their grandparents to do together.For more information about Sand in the City®, visit www.hocm.org/sandinthecity.
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From Nature1 comes this point to ponder:Evolution has crafted thousands of enzymes that are efficient catalysts for a plethora of reactions. Human attempts at enzyme design trail far behind, but may benefit from exploiting evolutionary tactics.The subheading summarized a commentary by Michael P. Robertson and William G. Scott (UC Santa Cruz) on “directed evolution” experiments by Burkhard Seelig and Jack Szostak, reported in the same issue of Nature.2 The commentary began:Chemical reactions in living organisms are catalysed by enzymes, the vast majority of which are proteins. These finely tuned catalysts are the result of billions of years of evolution, and far surpass anything yet created by humans. Indeed, our ability to design enzymes, on the basis of our knowledge of protein structure and reaction mechanisms, can most charitably be described as primitive.Burkhard Seelig and Jack Szostak used an iterative selection process to yield useful enzymes, but did not claim this is how nature did it. They had a goal: “product formation as the sole selection criterion,” they said, meaning they were watching for a match to an intelligently chosen standard. Though they called this “directed evolution” and “selection,” it was clear that the scientists were doing the directing and selecting. Yet the commentary by Robertson and Scott said this was just like nature did it:Although proteins have won the fitness contest of natural selection to become the pre-eminent enzymes, billions of years ago life may have started with RNA enzymes – ribozymes – in a putative RNA world that pre-dated proteins and DNA.4 The RNA bond-forming (ligation) reaction is a favourite of those studying evolution from an RNA world, because it is presumed to be the crucial chemical step of RNA self-replication. Szostak and fellow molecular biologist David Bartel were the first to isolate a ribozyme ligase, using artificial selection. Their technique is the prototypical method for the in vitro evolution of ribozymes, and has been adapted for protein enzymes by Seelig and Szostak in the current study.Artificial selection toward a goal, however, is very different from natural selection as conceived by Darwin. Natural selection has no goal, no direction, no retained knowledge, and no reward.3 Even Darwin worried about his term natural selection, because it seemed to imply an intelligent selector. He later acquiesced to Herbert Spencer’s term, survival of the fittest, as a better encapsulation of his idea. The confusion between artificial selection and natural selection continued to the end of the article, where Robertson and Scott said, “Designing a selection process that includes ground-state interactions (as Seelig and Szostak’s study does) and transition-state interactions (as the previous catalytic-antibody approaches did) might yield even better-designed enzymes.”1Michael P. Robertson and William G. Scott, “News and Views: Biochemistry: Designer Enzymes,” Nature 448, 757-758 (16 August 2007) | doi:10.1038/448757a.2Burkhard Seelig and Jack W. Szostak, “Selection and evolution of enzymes from a partially randomized non-catalytic scaffold,” Nature 448, 828-831 (16 August 2007) | doi:10.1038/nature06032.3Survival cannot be considered a reward in Darwinism. Reward implies a rewarder and a goal that a contestant strives for. In the value-neutral, materialistic world of blind natural selection, nobody could care if an organism survives or not. For these reasons, the commentators’ characterization of a “fitness contest” won by “evolutionary tactics” is misleading.4For problems with the RNA World scenario for the origin of life, see the 07/11/2002 and 02/15/2007 entries.Even a middle school biology teacher or an NCSE staff member would know this is not natural selection. How can the premiere science journal in the world allow this egregious an example of the fallacy of equivocation to make it into print? Happens all the time, folks. If the logical inconsistency was obvious to you, you’re wiser than eggheads at UC Santa Cruz and the editors of Nature.(Visited 51 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
The South African Sevens team dominated their pool at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow over the weekend, but came up short when they were narrowly beaten by their bogey team, Fiji, in the quarterfinals on Sunday. “We have disappointed ourselves and no doubt, our supporters too,” said Springbok Women Sevens’ coach Denver Wannies afterwards. “I am still very proud on the effort of the players. They showed their capabilities on the first two days, but we just did not complete the job today. We have no one but ourselves to blame for that.” South Africa came back well in the second half and put the Fijians under heavy pressure as the seconds ticked down. Eventually Sibusiso Sithole went over for a try on the left, but the Cecil Afrika failed to convert it and Fiji went on to a 12-10 victory shortly afterwards. ‘We are gutted’“We really wanted to win this for South Africa and for Madiba, so we are gutted,” coach Paul Treu said afterwards. “This was not the way we expected the tournament to go for us. We did not play to our potential.” “He applied the exceptional circumstances provision to reduce the sanction further from the Judicial Officer’s six-match suspension (from a 12-week entry point) to two matches, noting that there had been contact with a vulnerable part of the body, being the eye, as a result of the reckless tackle, which necessitated an appropriate sanction.” The bottom line was Brown was out of the quarterfinal showdown with Fiji, a team that South Africa has routinely lost to in quarterfinal matches and routinely beaten in finals. “There were enough opportunities for us to beat Fiji here today, but for once our play at the break down let us down and they could extract penalties from our players becoming isolated. Fiji hit back in the seventh minute when Metuisela Talebula found space wide on the left and crossed for a try, which he was unable to convert, making it 5-5. They finished third in their pool. After opening with a 12-5 loss to Ireland, they beat China 19-7 before Australia convincingly beat them 29-0, which put South Africa into the Bowl quarter-finals. Fijian leadThe islanders managed to turn over possession from the kick off and ultimately opened up the South African defence, allowing Samisoni Viriviri to run through for a try underneath the uprights. Talebula converted to give Fiji a 12-5 lead at the break. 1 July 2013 Kyle Brown and company were on song in pool competition, not conceding a single point in wins over Russia (31-0), Japan (33-0) and Scotland (41-0). Disciplinary hearingWhat ensued was a disciplinary hearing that lasted until 01:00 in the morning. The South African Sevens skipper was then handed a six-match ban. An immediate appeal resulted in another hearing at 09:00, after which the IRB released a statement reading: “The Appeal Officer did consider that the offence was low-end reckless conduct and therefore determined the original minimum ordinary sanction of six matches was disproportionate. The win over the Scots came at a price, however, with Brown, bizarrely being handed a six-match ban for a tackle in which he made contact with Michael Fedo’s eye. Brown had attempted a shoulder-height tackle, but had slipped upwards in making it. There was clearly no intent to injure Fedo, much less an attempt to make contact with his eye. WomenThe Springbok Women Sevens team, a surprise semi-finalist four years earlier in the World Cup in Dubai, failed to repeat their success in Moscow. The Springbok Sevens team started well, though, and were on the scoreboard early after Cheslin Kolbe opened up the Fijian defence with some quick footwork to create space for Ryno Benjamin to crash over in the right hand corner. Kolbe’s conversion attempt from out wide was unsuccessful. Up against Fiji, who ultimately went on to claim the Bowl honours, South Africa lost 22-5. StruggledMinus Brown and the injured Frankie Horne, the Blitzbokke struggled in the set scrums and at the breakdowns as the Fijians put South Africa under huge pressure in both phases of the game. In the end, it proved to be difference in the match. The hooter for half-time had sounded, but another kick off was necessary as it had come after the try had been scored. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Saturday began a fast on the outskirts of the city amid heavy deployment of the police and the detention of several of his aides.He is pressing for reservation for the Patidar community and waiver of farm debt in the State.Tight securityPolicemen have been deployed to frisk all visitors to his sprawling farm house, the venue of the fast.Several Congress leaders, including Lalit Vasoya, Lalit Kagathara, Kirit Patel, Asha Patel and Brijesh Merja, were present when Mr. Patel began his fast at 3 p.m. in the presence of hundreds of supporters.Also Read “Today is the third anniversary of the Patidar agitation. Two months ago, we had sought permission to stage a protest in the form of an indefinite fast. The administration has denied us permission to hold protests even in Gandhinagar. Since we were denied all venues we sought, we decided to hold it in my residence,” Mr. Patel told presspersons at the venue.“In all highways, the police are intercepting and checking vehicles to prevent our activists and supporters [from participating in the agitation],” Mr. Patel said, slamming the BJP government for using force and the State machinery to dissuade people from supporting his fast.Days-long protest“Thousands across the State will sit on fast, and the protest will continue for days. I have also invited people to come to my house to join me in the fast. This is not about me. It is about the people of Gujarat,” he said.On Friday, the Gandhinagar district administration denied him permission to hold a protest. “All this shows the government is scared of the agitation,” Mr. Patel said.Director-General of Police (DGP) Shivanand Jha has directed all senior police officials to remain vigilant.The State Reserve Police (SRP) has also been deployed.R.B. Brahmbhatt, chief of Gujarat’s Intelligence Bureau (IB), said that 158 people from across the State have been detained by the police based on intelligence inputs. He denied Mr. Patel’s claim that several thousand persons had been held. Police preventing people from joining hunger strike, says Hardik Patel
It was supposed to be the other way around considering how both teams entered the season: Barcelona was in turmoil, Madrid was thriving.Madrid, the defending European and Spanish champion, was considered the early favorite after keeping its top players from a season ago and routing Barcelona 5-1 on aggregate in the Spanish Super Cup. It had also defeated Manchester United 2-1 in the European Super Cup.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 shutoutBarcelona was reeling after the surprise departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain and the failure to sign many top players during the offseason. It also had to deal with the absence of Luis Suarez because of an injury.It all pointed to early success for Madrid and disappointment for Barcelona. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight But three games into the season, Barcelona has a perfect record and Madrid has only one victory.The Catalan club is the league leader with nine points from three victories, along with Real Sociedad, while Madrid is in seventh place with five points from a win and two consecutive draws, both at home.“It’s early in the season and the difference in points is not significant, but it’s better to be in front than to be behind,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said after the team’s 5-0 rout of Espanyol at Camp Nou Stadium on Saturday. “You never know what may happen later on. It doesn’t mean much now, but it’s good to be ahead. We will keep focused on winning and adding points.”Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid could not manage more than a 1-1 draw against minnow Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Saturday.“I’m not worried, games like this one are normal in a season,” Zidane said. “There will be ups and downs, but the good thing is that we have plenty of time to fix things.”ADVERTISEMENT FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — No one saw this one coming.Real Madrid is the team struggling early in the Spanish league. Barcelona is just cruising along in the lead.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Read Next Madrid had opened with a convincing 3-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna but then was held to a 2-2 draw by Valencia at the Bernabeu. Next weekend it will face a difficult test when it travels to play co-leader Real Sociedad at Anoeta Stadium. Before that, it makes its Champions League debut against Apoel.Barcelona, which opened with 2-0 victories against Real Betis and at Alaves, hosts Juventus in the Champions League before playing at Getafe in the league on Saturday. Getafe has four points and is yet to win at home.To make things worse for Madrid, it will have to face Real Sociedad without Karim Benzema because of a muscle injury sustained against Levante, and without veteran left back Marcelo because of red card picked up late in the game.Cristiano Ronaldo, still suspended after pushing a referee in the Spanish Super Cup final, also won’t play on Sunday.Barcelona is back at full strength after Saturday’s return of Suarez, who missed the first two league games with an injury.Lionel Messi thrived as the team’s lone star, scoring five goals in the first three league matches, including a hat trick in the Catalan derby against Espanyol.Barcelona’s good start has put fans back at ease after the team started the season in bit of a crisis following the Spanish Super Cup loss to Madrid and the transfer-window debacle in which it failed to sign any top players other than Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund.“The most important thing is that the team has been playing well and the players are committed,” Valverde said. “We are being able to play well and please the fans who have been coming to watch us.” WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 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 Timberland Heights to host first Spartan Sprint Philippines LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sherwood can’t see Spurs winning titleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood doesn’t rate his old club as title contenders.Liverpool are top on 42 points, a point clear of Manchester City, with Spurs five points back after making one of their best-ever starts to a Premier League campaign.”I was surprised Mauricio said that because he’s been playing it down for a number of years now, saying we’re on a different project here at Tottenham – they absolutely are,” Sherwood told Sky Sports.”But when you look through the side, the likes of Lloris, Trippier, Rose, Harry Kane, Eriksen, Moura who comes off the bench and sometimes starts, Son, they can play in the top-four teams.”You could pretty much put them up for sale and they would go for big, big money to probably the best teams in Europe.”The only reason they aren’t title contenders in my opinion is because I’ve got such a soft spot for Man City and I think they are far and above everyone else.”
TOKYO – The Japanese government is slapping penalties on several cryptocurrency exchanges in the country, after 58 billion yen ($530 million) of virtual coins were lost earlier this year from hacking.The Financial Services Agency, which has been checking the exchanges, said Thursday that FSHO and Bit Station exchanges were ordered to halt operations for a month.It said FSHO was not properly monitoring trades and had not carried out employee training. The agency said it found that a Bit Station employee had taken bitcoins for personal use.Five other exchanges, including Coincheck, targeted in the massive hacking, were ordered to improve their operations.Coincheck had received a similar order earlier to beef up security measures.Japan is unusual in the world for embracing cryptocurrencies and setting up a licensing system to oversee their use.The exchanges ordered to improve their operations must file a plan to the agency by March 22.The theft at Coincheck of the NEM currency was the second major hacking assault on a Japanese crypto exchange after the Mt. Gox debacle in 2014.But Japan has chosen to seize the opportunity and regulate exchanges, setting up a licensing system last year, although experts say such measures are no guarantee against hacking and cybercrime.Japan has officially licensed 16 virtual-currency exchanges, and more, including Coincheck, are applying for licenses. As much as half of the world’s bitcoin trading is estimated to be in yen.Some countries like China are cracking down on virtual currencies, while other countries like the U.S. have been cautious, encouraging their use in limited ways.Japan has been far more accommodating to cryptocurrencies, attracting new businesses in the technology called blockchain.TV ads and billboard posters sing the praise of bitcoin, although they come with warnings, in fine print, to invest at your own risk.___Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yurikageyamaHer work can be found at https://www.apnews.com/search/yuri%20kageyama
CALGARY – Canada’s oil industry is expected to be back in the black this year thanks to higher oil prices and more production after registering three years of losses.But the Conference Board of Canada says the recovery will be modest and ongoing pipeline capacity problems will likely continue to result in Western Canada’s oil production selling for discount prices.Michael Burt, director of industrial economic trends, says the oil industry will register pre-tax profits of about $1.4 billion this year after a string of losses since prices crashed in 2014.He says the profits are partly the result of efficiencies in the use of labour that are expected to continue to limit hiring. The industry is expected to create just 2,150 new jobs over the next five years.Total crude production in Canada is forecast to rise by an average annual rate of 3.4 per cent between 2018 and 2022, with most of it coming from the Alberta oilsands.Industry revenues are forecast to increase by about eight per cent in 2018.