The Reggae Boyz will now be able to better prepare themselves from a tactical perspective after receiving access to one of the world’s leading analysis software InStat, was provided by the Wisynco Group yesterday.The computer programme will allow coach Winfried Sch‰efer and his technical team to assess their rivals through the gathering of real-time information and statistics; fully analyse the performances of their own players in key areas; and present data, which will help in their overall preparation.The presentation, which was packaged for access to 10 games, took place at the Jamaica Football Federation’s New Kingston secretariat yesterday.The software will immediately become available to the technical staff.The benefits of InStat’s services include the ability to look on the team’s past performances, as well as to study key players and what impact they have on the team’s playing system.It will also provide full reports on each players, including how many tackles and passes are attempted and completed successfully and distance covered, among other things important to statistical values.FranÁois Chalifour, director of marketing for the Wisynco Group, was on hand to make the presentation yesterday.”It’s impossible to reach the levels of competitiveness that the Reggae Boyz need to have without the help of data that I am sure their competitors have. If we don’t have the same data that they have, we are already starting at a disadvantage, so we are very happy to be supporting the team with this,” he said.According to Chalifour, the boost comes at a good time ahead of the Reggae Boyz key World Cup qualifiers.”We should support the Reggae Boyz and see them beat Costa Rica later this month and then try to qualify for Russia,” he added.His organisation will be financing the programme for a total of 10 matches.Roy Simpson, Reggae Boyz team manager, credited Wisynco’s support, and in so doing, recalled that the software was used by the Boyz during the CONCACAF Gold Cup last year.”We used it to our advantage and we were able to scout every single team that we played, and from a tactical point, nullify whatever they were doing,” said Simpson.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHelp is on the way for Barangay Ginebra.After a 1-3 start in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, the Gin Kings have finally decided to bring back Justin Brownlee and replace Chuck Garcia.ADVERTISEMENT The Elite went 0-6 with Famous, who wasn’t as dominant as he once was when he suited up for the GlobalPort Batang Pier in 2015.Famous only had 11 points and 12 rebounds with four turnovers in a 120-101 blowout at the hands of TNT on Friday.Brownlee is coming off a stint in the Asean Basketball League where he and Renaldo Balkman, who just returned to San Miguel Beer as import, led Alab Pilipinas to the championship.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Rival players support seeding Serena Williams at French Open Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Interestingly, Brownlee’s return will be against fierce rival Meralco on June 1 at Mall of Asia Arena.Ginebra and Meralco have faced each other in the last two Governors’ Cup Finals with Brownlee and the Gin Kings winning on both times.The 30-year-old Brownlee is already Ginebra’s third import in a month after sending Shane Edwards home and going with Garcia just before the start of the conference.Garcia averaged 17.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists. He had 19 points and 18 rebounds in his final game—a 103-98 loss to Phoenix in double overtime—wherein he fouled out with still 5:23 left in regulation.Reyes also announced the return of Henry Walker to Blackwater, which let go of Jarrid Famous.ADVERTISEMENT Agent Sheryl Reyes, who handles Brownlee, announced the return of the two-time PBA champion on her Twitter account.Mga ka barangay it’s official Justin Brownlee is back … ginebra’s import once again .. watch him next game woot woot #teamreyes pic.twitter.com/xkdEWipwrxFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown— Sheryl Sanchez Reyes (@FemaleAgentSR) May 21, 2018 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations
Sacking of Linden CIIP workersMinister within the Natural Resources Ministry Simona Broomes has made an appeal to Lindeners to practice problem-solving at the local level, with a reminder of the purpose of Local Government Elections (LGE). The call was made during a meeting with residents of the community on Sunday where a number of issues were brought to the fore and discussed, including the recent termination of workers under the Community Infrastructure Improvement Project (CIIP).A section of the gathering at the meetingPresent at the meeting was Councillor within the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) Gordon Callender, who wasted no time in relaying the concerns of the workers. Callender, who was very vocal on the issue, stressed that many persons employed under the CIIP programme are single parents. He pointed out that more people in the community had been employed under a similar drainage and irrigation (D&I) programme under the previous Administration, stressing that the numbers have since decreased and there was a recent attempt to have the numbers further decreased.Callender complained that although efforts were made to have the termination letters rescinded by Regional Chairman Renis Morian, this was not done, noting that there are several issues surrounding the CIIP that leaders in Georgetown are unaware of. Meanwhile, Councillor Charles Sampson stated that there are many irregularities as it relates to payment associated with the programme and opined that the payment policies should be clearly outlined so that workers know what they are.“If this programme has to continue, it has to continue in an orderly way. The people must know up front, what are the hours they would work, they also would need to know who takes care of their NIS; there are so many irregularities with this programme that it needs to be put into discussion. I am sure that the people in Georgetown who are ultimately responsible for this programme don’t know what they are doing… we want these workers to get an ease. It is not easy. Linden is a place with high unemployment,” he stressed.In response, Minister Broomes urged the community to “wake up” and become more involved in the process of moving their community forward, and reminded those present of the aim of Local Government Elections in returning the power to the people. As such, she advised that certain issues should be tackled at the level of their local administrations. She urged those present to come up with proposals and solutions to the issue and to have those presented to the relevant Ministry, through the RDC, adding that she was surprised that it was not ventilated at that level.“You have certain powers at the local level… go through the Constitution of your RDCs, go through the Constitution of your NDCs and the township… change has come, you had Local Government Elections… I don’t want to come here to dictate… These are problems you could fix comrades… stop calling on Ministers to fix problems. Fix your problems in house… you got a RDC and you got a Council… call an emergency meeting… raise it at the level of the RDC, make a decision on it and then you send that RDC minutes and a cover letter to the Minister responsible with your position. I don’t want to come in your region and dictate…”The Minister also encouraged Lindeners to stop the infighting and “shake off the spirit of depression”, noting that there is a lot that can be done; however the drive to get things done is lacking.“Linden, I want to see you straighten up. We got to bring Linden to where it used to be. Lindeners, let us unite and stand up”, Broomes said.She also encouraged those present to become more involved in democracy and to hold their leaders accountable.
It was an afternoon of fun as employees of APM Terminals converged at the Myrtle Beach last Saturday to celebrate their end of year party with soccer, volleyball, checker games and music.The entertainment also included the honoring of twenty four employees, including Julie Cole Eastman, who was honored posthumously.Also on hand to entertain the workers was Baby Love, a Liberian musician, who announced her single album, MR. RIGHT that is coming out in a couple of weeks.She performed three classic songs, which included her own, MR. RIGHT, which delighted the large gathering from all every department of APM Terminals.Jonathan Armar Baxter, who led the five-aside-team to win a trophy at stake, said the celebration was a team-building exercise, using sporting games to share with each of the workers.Baxter’s team won their counterparts 2-1, after five-five penalty kicks.Another side won the volleyball trophy, winning 2-0 (15-7; 15-13 points).The checker did not have any award for the players.Meanwhile, the following workers received awards for the invaluable contribution and dedication to their work:Wheymar Reeves for Taking Costs Out Initiative; Rony Yap, Long Service; Mourillon Kollie, Employee of the Year; Karl Gnonlonfin, Best leadership and Management; Stephen Gortor, Best Leadership and Supervision; Henry Glasgow, Front Office Star and Jusu Varney, Best Safety Behavior; Victoria Taylor, Best Safety Technical Department.Others: Eric Kiadii, Commitment to Service along with Priscilla Flomo, Benjamin Wreh, Ebenezer Opoku, Emmanuel Moses, Wondeh Clarke, Sam Koryon, Alimata Zoe Johnson, Augustus Tarr Payne, Leon Lard, Noah Sheriff, and John Mayson.The honorees were drawn from the various departments, including technical, marines’ services, planning and operations, gate, execution, health and safety, human resource, info tech, finance, commercial and civil-engineering.Tomack Barclay earned the Best Driver of the Year award.Special recognition went to the APM Terminals FC; Seth Danquah, Operator of the Year and special recognition went to Health Support Team, for its excellence during the Ebola fight.In interviews after the ceremony, Benjamin Wreh and Tamack Barclay each expressed appreciation to the management of APM Terminals for the recognition.Wreh said, “It is a wonderful recognition and it serves as strong motivating to us to do our best for a company that is doing so much for us.”Barclay noted that the award demonstrates the management’s interest in its workers, and it will serve as a strong motivation.A spokesman for APM Terminals said the companies’ workers are an important component that drives the company to success.He added that the employees are part of a 200,000 strong in 80 countries and promised better things to come for them.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers and online…Yaya Toure has issued Manchester City with an ultimatum: Give me a new contract next week or I walk this summer. (The Sun)Chelsea have offered Zlatan Ibrahimovic a staggering £20million contract over two years to join the Blues on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain this summer. (Foot Mercato)Chelsea have been put on alert after Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos revealed he could leave this summer. (Daily Mirror)Manchester City are set to splash £80m to re-build their defence ready for Pep Guardiola to take over as their manager. City want to buy Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte and Everton’s John Stones to give Guardiola the long-term centre back partnership he wants. (Daily Express)Liverpool and Manchester United are both watching Germany international Marc-Andre ter Stegen and have been encouraged by the suggestion that Barcelona will sell this summer if the price is right. (Daily Mail)Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is set to open formal talks with chairman Daniel Levy at the end of the season about a new contract with the club. (London Evening Standard)Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin is the shock name being considered to lead Italy after Euro 2016. (Daily Express)The nephew of the Sultan of Brunei, one of the richest men in the world, has moved to Leicester City from Chelsea. Faiq Jefri Bolkiah, a 17-year-old winger who has been at Chelsea since 2014, took to Instagram to announce his move to the Premier League table toppers. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Manchester City transfer rumour: Why Pep Guardiola should sign Wolfsburg star Ricardo RodriguezLiverpool transfer report: Reds warned only ‘big offer’ will tempt Genoa to sell goalkeeper Mattia PerinTottenham send scouts to watch highly-rated Mainz playmaker Yunus MalliManchester United ready £24million bid for Roma wideman Alessandro FlorenziChelsea want Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini to work alongside incoming boss Antonio ConteFiorentina forward Khouma Babacar’s future uncertain as Crystal Palace and Southampton plot movesNapoli star Allan could move to England, admits agent, as Chelsea linked with summer swoopArsenal transfer news: Jorginho’s agent confirms Gunners interest in Napoli star
Esther McGrenra presents Ann with some flowersAnn McClafferty has never won the lotto.But Termon GAA club certainly think they hit the jackpot with supporters like the well-known Churchill bar-owner.Termon chairman Joe McDaid shares a joke with AnnEsther McGrenra of the Lotto Committee and Joe McDaid as Chairman, from the Termon GAA Club, presented Ann with a token of their appreciation in recognition of her years of dedicated service to the weekly lotto for the club. The club was delighted to be given the chance to show our appreciation to Ann and hope to continue the partnership for many years to come. ********Donegaldaily.com – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website Follow the leader on:https://twitter.com/DonegalDaily TERMON WIN THE LOTTO WITH SUPPORTERS LIKE ANN was last modified: February 13th, 2013 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Ann McClaffertylottoTermon GAA Club
Senior goalkeeper Darrin MacLeod (Waterloo, Ontario) made history with the shutout of CSU Bakersfield. It was the 16th in his decorated career and he assumed the top spot in program history in shutouts. MacLeod has a chance to become the leader in several other goalkeeper all-time statistical categories in his final season. Drake returns to action Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Milwaukee with a 7 p.m. match.Print Friendly Version Live Video (fee) Drake holds a 1-1 record after starting the season in California with a loss at Pacific and a win at CSU Bakersfield over the weekend. Live Audio Last season, Drake and Omaha battled to a 1-1 draw at Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines. Wypych scored a late goal in regulation to force overtime as the two teams then failed to score in both overtimes. The Mavericks opened the season last Friday at home with a 3-1 win over San Francisco before falling at then No. 16 UConn on Sunday, 2-0. Senior James Wypych (Wellington, New Zealand) scored a golden goal with less than two minutes remaining in the first overtime session to lift the Bulldogs past the Roadrunners, 1-0. The assist went to freshman Antonio Sanchez (Coralville, Iowa) who sent a cross to Wypych that he headed in the net from five yards out. Live Stats Story Links OMAHA, Neb. – The Drake University men’s soccer team continues its five-match road trip to open the regular season with an away match at Omaha on Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
“God don’t make no junk” has been a slogan for the self-esteem movement, and now no less than Science Now is providing support at the genetic level. “Don’t call it junk” the article announces, indicating that stretches of non-coding DNA are apparently not useless regions of material as previously believed, but vital to the regulation of the gene-coding regions. Studies by geneticists at UC Santa Cruz have shown that “The more complex the organism, the more important junk DNA seems to be.” Some of these non-coding regions are identical in mice and men. This discovery, made last year (see 11/26/2004), hinted that these geneless regions were important, otherwise neutral mutations should have accumulated in them during the course of evolution. Now, comparisons between five vertebrates, four insects, two worms and seven species of yeast have revealed a pattern that complexity correlates with the amount of “junk DNA.” This suggests that “the regions might contain important regulatory switches that control basic biochemistry and development, which might help organisms build sophisticated bodies.” Although the re-evaluation of non-coding DNA that views it as functionally important is not yet universally shared among geneticists (see 12/10/2004 entry), this latest revelation appears convincing to many. The new paradigm is summed up in the photo caption in the article: “Trash is treasure.” Another finding, from the National Institute of Mental Health, claims that prairie vole social behavior is encoded in “junk DNA.” The extent of the effect on social behavior appears debatable, but the hypothesis relies on the claim that it was caused by a section of non-coding DNA previously thought to have no function. The press release ends, “Far from being junk, the repetitive DNA sequences, which are highly prone to mutate rapidly, may ultimately exert their influence through complex interactions with other genes to produce individual differences and social diversity, according to [Dr. Larry] Young.”It bears repeating what we have said for years about this (06/03/2004 and 10/16/2003): the concept of “junk DNA” was a useless dead end that resulted from evolutionary thinking. It is similar to the now-outmoded concept of “vestigial organs” used for decades as proof of evolution: the idea that the wasteful process of evolution left relics of junk in our bodies. This viewpoint actually delayed the progress of science. It prevented research into the function of the appendix, tonsils, pineal gland, coccyx, pituitary gland and other body parts now known to be useful and even vital for life and health. How long has fruitful research into the genetic function of non-coding DNA been delayed by the concept of “junk DNA”? Who would want to waste time looking at junk? An intelligent-design approach to non-coding DNA would have been entirely different. An ID scientist would say there must be a reason for it. Just because its function is unknown does not mean there is no function. The burden is on the scientist to figure it out, not on nature to explain itself. Like a puzzle fanatic trying to solve the latest crossword, such a scientist would be motivated to search and discover the function of the phenomenon, and might have found the secret of gene regulation much sooner. The paradigm shift in progress about so-called junk DNA provides a classic rebuttal to the argument that intelligent design theory would shut down scientific progress. Most anticreationist rhetoric includes the charge that ID brings scientific explanation to a halt with the quick explanation, “God did it that way.” Here we have seen that the contrary is true. Evolution labeled genetic treasure as “trash,” and possibly delayed our understanding of non-coding DNA for years. We shouldn’t let the Darwinists get away with claiming credit for the turnaround.* They caused the delay. If Darwinist Esaus want to continue to treat nature like trash, ID Jacobs will be glad to take possession of their hand-offs.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With an unusual break from rain and cold weather this spring, many farmers across Ohio headed to the fields to work ground, spray and in some cases even begin the 2015 planting season. Ty Higgins found The Kocher Family of MKB Farms in Galion, Ohio doing just that. Nick Kocher was Ty’s guest for the first Cab Cam of the season.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest See results from Day 1See results from Day 2See results from Day 3There are a chosen few that have been on the Pro Farmer Crop Tour for a number of years that have been deemed “Master Scouts”. On my very first year on this tour I rode with retired farmer Dick Overby, now with Rain and Hail, LLC. This is his 10th year on the tour and I am privileged to be with him again today as we travel from Iowa City, Iowa to Dick’s stomping grounds of southern Minnesota. He is so knowledgeable about agriculture and passionate about it too. That will make this last day an enjoyable one. The tour wraps up in Rochester, Minnesota tonight.7:30 a.m.We head to Iowa County, Iowa for our first stop and this corn was planted much later. Ears were very high, but tip back will bite the yield potential here. No one is talking about the dirty F-word this week, but if an early frost comes, this field will be susceptible. Our yield check is 150.1. The soybean were also a bit younger, in stage 4, but things here look good. Our pod count was 1310.4.Iowa Co, IowaIowa Co, Iowa8:07 a.m.These fields are in Keokuk County, Iowa and again this corn is not very far along compared to other fields in Iowa yesterday. The ears were a little more developed by no sign of dent yet. Our number for this field is 173.7. The soybeans looked great and one of the stalks had 112 pods on them. Luckily someone else on the crew has pod counting duties this morning. The pod count in a 3 x3 square here is 2632.. The highest I have seen this week by a mile.Keokuk Co, IowaKeokuk Co, Iowa8:55 a.m.Mahaska County, Iowa has some SDS showing up and the field we scouted was no exception. The corn population was high and the ears were a decent length but some tip back was noted. Leaf diseases have thinned out this field as plenty of sun was getting to the dirt in the spot I was in. Our corn yield guess is 238.7 and we counted 1632 soybean pods in a 3 x 3 foot square.Mahaska Co, IowaMahaska Co, Iowa 9:32 a.m.Our 4th stop of Day 4 is in Marion County, Iowa. There are a group of investors following us today and they are commenting how the fields are looking better as we go west and they are right. This corn field would have had a higher number if it weren’t for a 14 round on one ear, but that is they way it goes out here. The soybeans were being munched on by a pest but to a very minimal degree and mostly on the end rows. Our yield check here is 183.6 and the pod count was a 1512.Marion Co, IowaMarion Co, Iowa10:15 a.m.In Warren County, Iowa, we had the rare occasion to meet the farmer of the fields we were sampling. He saw our Pro Farmer hats and said “I know what you’re doing here.” One of the best parts of a chance meeting like this one is to get some background on these fields. They were recently hit with a fungicide that will get them to harvest in the best possible health and the moisture has been just about right all season. He said he pulled a sample yesterday and got 185 and with our sample we hit the yield at 185.7. The soybeans were unbelievable with a solid pop and pod count. Our bean number here is 2611.Warren Co, IowaWarren Co, IowaWarren Co, Iowa11:20 a.m.The field we found in Polk County, Iowa looked like most of the fields from Day 2. Variability was prevalent here and the ears were poorly developed. The only thing that saved this sample was a high population. The soybeans were very tall, but not very productive, compared to our morning samples. Our corn yield estimate is 173.2 and the soybean pod count was 1200.Polk Co, IowaPolk Co, IowaPolk Co, Iowa 11:47 a.m.One more stop before lunch in Story County, Iowa. I have been in some good dirt, but this dirt was among the best I have set foot on. Anyone’s back yard garden would lose to this piece. This corn field is in the early milk stage but the ears are filled out to the tip and our yield estimate is 204. The soybeans,although they were tall, left a lot to be desired and came in with a count of 1008.8.Story Co, IowaStory Co, Iowa 1:25 p.m.Our first stop after lunch was in Boone County, Iowa. These fields are really saturated and I feel like my boots weigh 20 pounds a piece after making my way 35 paces in and 35 paces out. The spot I landed in was very short and thin. Stalks were only about 6 feet tall. Populations were high and ears were medium in size. Our calculations peg this field at at 169.1. The 30 inch soybeans were below our daily average at 1272.Boone Co, IowaBoone Co, Iowa 2:10 p.m.Hamilton County, Iowa just received quite a bit of rain recently. The corn looked really nice and uniform and the health of the plants were very good. Ear development was excellent and this field will bring in 220 bushels on average according to our math. The soybeans were highly populated but the pods per plant were lacking. Our number here is 1159 pods in a 3 x 3 foot square.Hamilton Co, Iowa3:00 p.m.As we head north things aren’t getting much better, but they aren’t getting much worse either. The consistency of these corn fields are much different than what we saw on Days 1 and 2 in Ohio and Indiana. Our corn here will measure 191 bushels to the acre and the soybeans, planted in 30 inch rows will be a very average 1452.Wright Co, IowaWright Co, IowaWright Co, Iowa 3:35 p.m.Despite some hail damage early in the season, this field will do okay. The yield calc is right around average at 188.5. We have only been below 170 twice today and have been close to 190 most of the day. The soybeans here were one of the worst of the day clocking in with 1132 pods in a 3 foot square.Hancock Co, IowaHancock Co, IowaHancock Co, Iowa 3:55 p.m.Our final stop for the 2015 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour is in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. This corn was just like what we saw for the majority of the day. Our number here is 187.2. The soybeans were healthy looking and even looked alright once we got them to the truck, but these heavily podded plants were in 30 inch rows, so the number is a modest 1195.Cerro Gordo Co, IowaCerro Gordo Co, IowaCerro Gordo Co, IowaThe Iowa averages for our route on Day 4 was 188.7 bushels for the corn and 1509.5 pods in a 3 x 3 foot square for the soybeans. Here are the final results for the entire eastern leg of this year’s Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour for Iowa.Corn –180.25 bushels to the acre. The 3 year average is 162.65 b/a.Soybeans – 1219 pods in 3X3 foot square. The 3 year average is 1033.6. Here are the final results for the entire eastern leg of this year’s Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour for Minnesota.Corn –190.87 bushels to the acre. The 3 year average is 169.35 b/a.Soybeans – 1119.22 pods in 3X3 foot square. The 3 year average is 945.1. Pro Farmer will release their final crop tour numbers on Friday afternoon.