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Projecting the USMNT lineup versus Mexico

first_imgIt sounds like an easy enough decision, but there are some lineup choices that won’t be simple. Starting Jozy Altidore ahead of Gyasi Zardes isn’t even a discussion, no matter how much Berhalter has tried to make it sound like a difficult call. Then you have the right wing role, which Jordan Morris filled against Jamaica, replacing Tyler Boyd after Boyd’s rough outing in the quarterfinal against Curacao. Morris has an experience edge over Boyd. He has played and scored against Mexico. He has played in, and scored a winner, in a Gold Cup final as well. Of course, you can argue that he’s still not that experienced playing as a winger, but his speed should help put some pressure on Mexican left back Jesus Gallardo, who still loves to get forward more than defend. The more difficult decisions lie along the backline, where Reggie Cannon and Matt Miazga stepped in for Nick Lima and Walker Zimmerman, respectively, against Jamaica. It was believed that those moves were an attempt to keep the squad fresh, with Lima and Zimmerman likely to regain their starting spots for the final.  When Gregg Berhalter was contemplating how to handle a potential eight-day stretch of three knockout round matches, capped by clashes against Jamaica and likely Mexico, it is a safe bet he decided some lineup rotation would be necessary for the U.S. national team. Now, after watching the starting lineup he deployed against Jamaica play the team’s best soccer of the Gold Cup, Berhalter may have to reconsider any thoughts of changes heading into Sunday’s final against Mexico. The 16 minutes played before a weather delay halted proceedings in Nashville on Wednesday for 80 minutes were the best soccer the Americans have played under Berhalter, and you can’t really blame him if he wants to see how that same group could fare against a Mexico side coming off a pair of knockout round matches that both went through the 120 minutes of regulation and overtime.  That is far from a sure thing though. Miazga has experience playing against Mexico, having posted a strong performance in a 2018 friendly victory that was remembered more for Miazga gesturing to Diego Lainez that he was too short, which set off a firestorm of controversy. Miazga wasn’t exactly dominant against Jamaica, but he is a better passer than Zimmerman, and might work better as a central defense partner with Aaron Long, who can cover ground and leave the passing to Miazga. Mexico also deploys Raul Jimenez as a lone striker, and Long is sure to have his hands full with the Wolves striker while Miazga provides support. At right back, Lima came into the Gold Cup as the clear-cut starter, but Cannon made the most of his starting opportunities against Panama and Jamaica. He was particularly impressive against Jamaica, where his defensive qualities stood out. Lima is a bigger attacking threat than Cannon, but if Berhalter feels Cannon is the better defender, and he is no longer looking for the right back spot to also moonlight as a defensive midfielder, then the FC Dallas youngster could be called upon to try and contain Mexico playmaker Rodolfo Pizarro, who deploys on the left wing. Being benched for the final doesn’t mean that some of those not chosen to start can’t still have a major role to play. The history of the USA-Mexico rivalry in the Gold Cup final is filled with examples of substitutes who either helped their teams win, like Benny Feilhaber in 2007, or lose, like Jonathan Bornstein in the 2011 Gold Cup final.center_img https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/eb/86/gfx-projected-xi-vs-mexico-07072019_7r0ogc4jzr5j1u3tu0bdz4grw.png?t=-896607381&w=500&quality=80last_img read more

Lunch Break’s Foodstock Seeks to Stock Shelves for Summer Months

first_imgBy Alison BitterlyRED BANK – Lunch Break, the borough-based soup kitchen and food pantry, will be hosting Foodstock – a food drive that will feature live entertainment, children’s activities, refreshments and more. The event will be held noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Red Bank Middle School, 101 Harding Road.The aim of Foodstock is to help fill the shelves at Lunch Break with food for the summer, traditionally the hardest time for food banks and pantries to gather donations from the community.Foodstock began last fall with the Swisher family of Freehold Township. The family held a Foodstock event in their backyard and collected more than 13,000 pounds of food – filling a truck from floor to ceiling with food – for Lunch Break.Event organizers hope to recreate that success on a larger scale with Foodstock 2012. In the weeks leading up to May 19, schools, churches, and other groups will collect nonperishable food items. Those items will be brought to Foodstock where they will be weighed for a running count of the donations.Lunch Break Executive Director Gwendolyn Love said individuals and families are welcome to bring items independently – any amount of nonperishable food is welcome, although healthy, low-sodium food is preferred. Love hopes that the event will help familiarize the community with Lunch Break and its mission.“We want to remind people that we’re here,” Love said, “and perhaps inspire others to get involved.”Although there are many dedicated Lunch Break volunteers and contributors, during the summer season the pantry shelves are often sparse. As Love says, “It is very expensive to keep the shelves stocked during the summer months.” She believes that, “as a community, we will be able to make a big impact.”Items that are particularly needed for the pantry include: condiments, jelly, peanut butter, tuna, pasta, canned pinto beans, baked beans, canned applesauce, canned fruit, and fruit cocktail.Foodstock 2012 will feature refreshments supplied by Super Foodtown and Sickles Market. Entertain­ment will include live music from four bands and a DJ. Aspiring musicians from Red Bank’s School of Rock will be among those on stage. There also will be a clown and face-painting for children and a demonstration of a typical Lunch Break cooking class by Roseanne Monroe.Volunteers and clients of Lunch Break are encouraged to spend the afternoon enjoying the music, food, family, and friends.Lunch Break also thanks Foodstock’s co-sponsors: The Bitterly Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Ocean­First Bank, Lowry’s Moving Service and Move for Hunger.Lunch Break was established in 1983 when community members began serving hot lunches in the basement of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Red Bank to combat hunger in Monmouth County. As the organization began to expand and develop, it relocated to 121 Drs. James Parker Blvd. and has remained there ever since.To this day, Lunch Break provides those in need with “life’s basic necessities,” food, clothing, and fellowship. As part of its mission statement, Lunch Break promises to “serve everyone with compassion and dignity.”Over the past few years, Lunch Break’s role in the community has grown significantly. Love notes that this is largely due to the struggling economy, which has detrimentally affected many families in the area. From 2008 to 2011, the number of hot meals served increased by 35 percent, the number of clothing pickups by 116 percent and the number of food pantry pickups by a whopping 523 percent.Lunch Break has expanded to meet this increased demand. Several programs have been added to the organization’s roster in recent years, including a weekly cooking class for clients and Saturday brunches hosted by local churches.Lunch Break can be reached at 732-747-8577, its website at www.lunchbreak.org or its Facebook page.last_img read more

Family fun day to fund defibrillator kiosk in Killybegs

first_imgThe Killybegs Community First Responders (CFR) group is hosting a family fun day on Saturday, July 27 to raise money to install a defibrillator kiosk in the Killybegs diamond. The event, which will take place from 10am to 4pm, aims to raise the remainder of funds needed for the defibrillator kiosk, which is to be installed on the diamond Friday, August 2.The whole community of Killybegs has got behind this exciting initiative by helping to raise the much-needed funding through the Tara pub quiz, the Wild Atlantic Way half marathon, a very successful cyclotron by the Ulster bank staff, a Go Fund Me campaign, and many generous contributions from fishing companies and local businesses. The addition of the defibrillator kiosk to the town with the newly formed CFR group. who are now all trained and almost ready to go live, is a huge step forward in helping to reduce out of hospital cardiac arrests.The Killybegs CFR will take part in a fun day fundraiser which includes:A 6-hour cyclotron courtesy of JC fitness stationary bikes.Free sports massage, free blood pressure and blood sugar checks.A bake sale courtesy of Fusion Bistro, Mrs B’s, McLoones bakery, Ahoy cafe and many local bakers.Face painting by Marzena Dudek and Amy Foy.CPR and defib demonstrations and how to use the Heimlich manoeuvre on choking Charlie manikin by CFR instructors.Irish dancing by Isobel Cunningham’s groupMusic by Rosaleen Boyle, St Catherine’s band, Naoise Coleman and Anthony Heading, Denny Coleman and The Minertones.Please support this very worthwhile initiative from this very motivated group of CFRs. Family fun day to fund defibrillator kiosk in Killybegs was last modified: July 20th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Artificial Selection Is Not Natural Selection

first_imgFrom 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0last_img read more

Stargazer UV Hair Mascara : Awesome item. I currently have pink hair and this

first_imgBeen looking for these for years as stores discontinued. Can be used as little or as much as suits your taste. Think young girls would love this product to experiment without being permanent. Great, my daughter loved it for halloween hair – washes out easily. Stargazer UV Hair Mascara, GreenStargazer UV Hair MascaraUV ReactiveEasy to Apply ApplicatorEasily Removed with ShampooPerfect for Clubs, Parties and FestivalsMade in UKCosmetically certified formula Great, my daughter loved it for halloween hair – washes out easily. It goes on quite well and helped me decide that i did want to put in a more permanent pink streak. It’s also been great for covering up my roots as the semi permanent is growing out. These are great when you want it your way. Stargazer UV Hair Mascara, Green : Good colour and washed out easily. Exactly what i needed for daughters crazy hair day at school. This mascara is very easy to use even i can use it. Gives the desired effect, might even try another colour. Bought as a stocking filler. Easy to use, but a bit too subtle. Stargazer pink hair mascara. I have purchased this product before as i have always loved it – it brings an instant touch of bright colour to ones hair and is extremely easy to use :). Brilliant, it worked on my dark blonde/light brown hair. My hair is light brown/dark blonde. Despite reading these comments, i went ahead and ordered the pink hair mascara because i really wanted an alternative to permanent highlights. I wasn’t at all expecting miracles but as i applied the bright pink hair mascara. The front of my hair was neon pink in two strokes of the brush. That may be because my hair is very chemically damaged and so it’s quite porus and therefore will absorb colour better. However i tried it on my friends hair (dark brown in colour) and we only had to use 3 strokes before it was nearly as pink as mine. She was pleased with the result as well and will soon be buying one. I’ve not tried the uv glow because i haven’t got a uv light but i didnt buy it for that anyway. If it doesn’t work i’d suggest you keep applying coats of it. Or maybe you should get the pink one seen as i haven’t tried the other colours :d. It glowed really well under the uv lights, easy to apply, lasted all night and washed out easily as well. Looks as though it will be great, though not tried it yet. Stargazer pink hair mascara. I have purchased this product before as i have always loved it – it brings an instant touch of bright colour to ones hair and is extremely easy to use :). Bought as a stocking filler. Easy to use, but a bit too subtle. Excellent i have a very happy mum thanks and speedy delivery. Been looking for these for years as stores discontinued. Can be used as little or as much as suits your taste. Think young girls would love this product to experiment without being permanent. I currently have pink hair and this. I currently have pink hair and this is perfect for when my roots come through. I naturally have dark brown hair and it covers it with 2 strokes. Brilliant, it worked on my dark blonde/light brown hair. My hair is light brown/dark blonde. Despite reading these comments, i went ahead and ordered the pink hair mascara because i really wanted an alternative to permanent highlights. I wasn’t at all expecting miracles but as i applied the bright pink hair mascara. The front of my hair was neon pink in two strokes of the brush. That may be because my hair is very chemically damaged and so it’s quite porus and therefore will absorb colour better. However i tried it on my friends hair (dark brown in colour) and we only had to use 3 strokes before it was nearly as pink as mine. She was pleased with the result as well and will soon be buying one. I’ve not tried the uv glow because i haven’t got a uv light but i didnt buy it for that anyway. If it doesn’t work i’d suggest you keep applying coats of it. Or maybe you should get the pink one seen as i haven’t tried the other colours :d. Easy to applyi have bleach blonde hair and this washes out leavingno colour behind. I can use anytime and not worryit will not wash out. I currently have pink hair and this. I currently have pink hair and this is perfect for when my roots come through. I naturally have dark brown hair and it covers it with 2 strokes. Bought this for my daughter who has very light blonde hair. Had to apply over and over again to get a slight colour. Also had to put pressure on the hair to get the mascara to apply which made it not suitable for a child as it pulls their hair. Main plus point is that it does wash straight out. Bought this for my daughter who has very light blonde hair. Had to apply over and over again to get a slight colour. Also had to put pressure on the hair to get the mascara to apply which made it not suitable for a child as it pulls their hair. Main plus point is that it does wash straight out. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-03-10 11:19:50Reviewed Item Stargazer UV Hair Mascara, GreenRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  68  reviewsPrice£3.00last_img read more

Denver’s Green Roof Ordinance Kicks In

first_img RELATED ARTICLES Denver Voters Approve Green Roof InitiativeVegetated RoofsU.S. Cities Are Fighting the Heat-Island Effect Opponents focused on costThere was widespread opposition to the plan from Denver business interests who said the ordinance would increase building and maintenance costs while pushing up rents. The Post and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock were among those who argued against the plan. Hancock said it went “too far too fast” and the newspaper called it “clumsy and heavy-handed.”There are a number of issues that need some clarification, including watering requirements, how the ordinance will be affected by Colorado’s water rights law, and how the city will use fees paid by developers who get variances, the paper said.Even the campaign manager for Initiated Ordinance 300, Brandon Rietheimer, said some tweaks will be needed. But he said the mayor’s office seemed ready to implement the law despite opposing it during the campaign, and city councilors said they wouldn’t seek an outright appeal.The Colorado Real Estate Alliance, which had opposed the ordinance, had sought to delay the effective date by six months, but the city attorney rejected the request on grounds that would violate the six-month delay on changes that’s incorporated into the city’s charter.The city has drafted a set of rules that will guide city planners on how to implement the ordinance. Permitting requirements for contractors are likely to get more complicated and lengthy, particularly for existing buildings due for a roof replacement. Now that the ordinance has the force of law, however, some changes appear inevitable. A six-month moratorium on changes protects the wording of the ordinance until May, but after that the City Council is free to make changes with a two-thirds majority vote. The city’s Department of Public Health and Environment is rounding up a panel including referendum organizers, building and green-roof experts, and opponents of the plan to study possible changes. A citizen-sponsored ordinance requiring rooftop vegetation on large, newly constructed buildings in Denver took effect with the start of the new year, but a city task force already is in the works and is likely to make some changes in the months ahead.Denver voters approved the proposed ordinance at the polls in November after a grassroots campaign by environmental activists who sold the plan as a way of reducing the urban heat island effect and lowering summer temperatures. More than 54% of city voters were in favor, according to The Denver Post.The ordinance, the toughest of its kind in North America, requires that new buildings of 25,000 square feet or more have roofs that are 20% vegetation or a mix of vegetation and solar panels. As buildings get larger, the proportion of the rooftop that would have to be covered increases; for buildings of 200,000 square feet or more, the requirement climbs to 60%. The ordinance also applies to buildings that are being reroofed, or expanded to exceed the size thresholds. In approving the plan, Denver joined Toronto and San Francisco as the only known North American cities to require green roofs, although a number of other cities have offered incentives to encourage them.last_img read more

Ind vs Eng: Ticket rush after England’s Lord’s win

first_imgThe prospect of England winning the Test series against India and becoming world number one side has led to huge rush for tickets for the remaining three matches, according to a report. Following England’s victory at Lord’s on Monday there has been a rush to buy tickets for Trent Bridge and Edgbaston, the venues for the second and third Tests, a report in the Guardian said. “There is a handful of tickets available at 40 pounds for (the first day), just two for Saturday for 60 pound and most are still on offer for Monday, which also gets you in on the Tuesday, for 30 to 40 pounds,” the report said quoting a salesperson at the Trent Bridge, where England will bid to go 2-0 up when the second Test starts on Friday. For the Edgbaston Test which starts on August 10, fourth day is sold out, third day is “nearly sold out”, and on the opening day and second day there is limited availability, with the box office advising: “book as soon as possible.” According to the report, the opening three days of the final Test at The Oval have virtually sold out. Visitors to The Oval’s website currently have to wait around 10 minutes for the ticketing page to load before discovering seat availability for the Test which starts there on August 18, it said.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more