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Moses: Chelsea deserved their win

first_imgVictor Moses insisted Chelsea deserved their dramatic Champions League victory over Shakhtar Donetsk.The Ukranian champions were impressive throughout only to end up losing 3-2 at Stamford Bridge after Moses, on as a substitute, headed home Juan Mata’s injury-time corner.But Moses told Sky Sports: “We deserved to win the game. particularly in the second half where we dominated. I only played 10 minutes but it was good to get the winning goal.“The three goals I’ve scored so far for the club have been with my head. I’m delighted.“We knew their keeper wasn’t good at kicking and we capitalised on it. We did our best and we’re delighted with the three points.“Every game is crucial for us at the moment and I’m looking forward to Juventus.” 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 See also:Di Matteo hails Chelsea after crucial Champions League triumphMoses the hero in dramatic Chelsea winBoss backs Terry after leaving him outFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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QPR v Forest player ratings

first_imgSee also:Late goals give QPR victory over ForestQPR to assess latest injury worriesQPR 5-2 Nottingham Forest: Highlights of Rangers’ thrilling victoryQPR’s Onuoha hails ‘fantastic’ ZamoraFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Penza: If this is Humboldt State football’s final home game ever, give them the send-off they deserve

first_imgArcata >> The sounds of chainsaws at the Redwood Bowl during September, October and November have been customary with every Ja’Quan Gardner touchdown run or Robert Webber scoring pass over the past four years.Based on how they’ve played, there’s been plenty of revving of engines, plenty to celebrate at the Redwood Bowl along the way.Saturday is the Humboldt State football team’s final regular-season game of 2017.There’s a share of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference title on the line. …last_img

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Animals Come Pre-Equipped With Machinery

first_imgGuidance systems, compasses, switchboards, motors, robotic machines: we’re talking about systems inside animals—and you.Internal compass and route finder:  Many animals travel long distances.  It’s been known that animals as diverse as birds, turtles and fish are able to form mental maps of their routes using environmental cues like smells, light and the earth’s magnetic field.  Mammals, in particular, have a portion of their brains devoted to route memorization, so that they can find their way back: it’s in the entorhinal complex of the hippocampus.  There are specialized neurons called grid cells and place cells, Medical Xpress explains, that respond to movement and even the directions the head turns.These grid cells fire in a tessellating pattern when an animal travels and seem to operate a bit like graph paper, providing an animal with a sense of the distance travelled. Information about direction is stored in head direction cells, which fire when an animal is facing a particular direction (north, for example).All these pieces of information are fed into the place cells, which bring it all together – hence why we really can consider the hippocampus to contain our own internal, spatial map. This was so significant to our understanding of how the brain operates that the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology was awarded to John O’Keefe, who was the first to identify place cells, and Edvard and May-Britt Moser, who discovered grid cells.New work published in Current Biology adds to this knowledge by locating the compass.  A map is not good enough alone; one needs to have a compass to be able to use it. “The paper’s authors have established where this information is stored in the brain, and how it might be used to orient a human or animal.”  Using fMRI on human subjects put into virtual environments, the researchers found that the compass can work even when the person has his or her eyes closed:Interestingly, the pattern of neuronal firing is remarkably similar when someone is facing in the goal direction to when they simply imagine the direction of the goal. The researchers suggest that the brain can use this property of the neurones to simulate the intended direction in the brain without actually moving. They assume that head direction cells switch from one role to another, so that they are initially involved in representing the current heading direction, before switching to simulating the goal direction. In this way, the neurones can aid in planning the route home.Some people are better at navigating with their “internal compass” but apparently the skill can be improved with practice.  Many mammals rely heavily on this ability; maybe it explains the old song, “The Cat Came Back.”Switchboard circuitry:  A library needs to control the flow of information.  Having all the instructions to build something can be “TMI” (too much information) without being able to access it in the right order at the right time.  DNA is like that; what gene should be translated, and when?  Those decisions are regulated epigenetically (“above the genes”) by a large squad of little machines called acetyltransferases that put tags on genes, controlling which ones need to be translated and which should be sealed off.  Higher mammals have up to 60 of these taggers, and fruit flies have 40, all employees of a company of switchboard operators in the nucleus of the cell.  This amazing “epigenetic switchboard” is described in a press release from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany.  The system, conserved throughout the animal kingdom, is as elegant in fruit flies as it is in humans.  It’s very robust, too:“Our most surprising finding was that the depletion of single acetyltransferases often leads to the attachment of novel acetylation tags at nearby sites, so that the overall level of acetylation is often very similar to the normal one,” says Feller. The ability of biological systems to compensate, at least in the short term, for the loss of individual functional components is well known. “However, the degree to which the histone acetylation system is able to accomplish this feat was a big surprise,” Becker adds, “and it illustrates the complexity of the circuitry that links the various epigenetic signaling pathways.”Motorcycles:  There’s an elaborate transportation network inside cells.  So small we can’t even see them, cells are actually filled with mechanized transporters going to and fro.  If you imagined yourself shrunk down to the size of one of these transporters, you would behold a vast network of highways called microtubules all around you, crowded with walking machines carrying cargo.  One of the motorized transporters, called dynein, is described in more detail on PhysOrg alongside a model of how it looks.  Using an ATP molecule for energy at each step, dynein transfers this energy some distance down a stalk to the moving foot.  Biochemists at RIKEN, who had no hesitation calling this a “molecular machine” or “motor,” learned that the structure of the stalk at the microtubule interface harnesses the energy to give it directionality, which would otherwise wobble randomly under Brownian motion.  When these transport machines don’t work, serious health problems can result.An animal is not going to be able to reproduce without all this machinery in place, doing its job.  If it can’t reproduce, it has no evolutionary fitness.  Yet each of the systems described above is composed of multiple parts required for function.  If a Darwinian believes that machine parts can emerge by chance, that doesn’t help; like Ann Gauger says in Flight: The Genius of Birds, we know that you can’t get a 747 by throwing all the parts on a floor and blowing them around with a fan, “even if you have all the parts.”  It’s not just the parts that makes an animal work, but the way they are organized into machines and systems of machines at several hierarchical levels of control.This satisfies Darwin’s own falsification criterion, where he said, “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.”  In 1859 he might have been able to say “I can find out no such case,” but not now.  Darwin knew nothing of biological machines, and neuroscience was virtually unknown to him.  So was genetics and epigenetics.  Darwinian evolution is thus falsified; it has absolutely broken down.Now that we know that, why don’t we ditch all the old Darwinian baggage out of our minds, and look at the world afresh?  It’s a designed world, a designed planet, and a designed universe.  We are a Privileged Species.  Click that link and enjoy the movie, narrated by a molecular biologist whose 1986 book energized the intelligent design community, Dr. Michael Denton. 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Press Release: South Africa hard at work at WEF Davos

first_imgSouth African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will today Wednesday 18 January 2017 lead a senior government, labour and business delegation to the second day of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos.Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, is leading Team SA at this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. (Image: GCIS, Flickr)Held under the banner, “Responsible and Responsive Leadership,” Team South Africa will share with international delegates how South Africa aims to respond to this theme. The National Development Plan is a key driver of how South Africa will enable the creation of an increasingly equitable and inclusive society.Team South Africa convenes in Davos with a view to positioning South Africa as open for business and a globally competitive destination which is committed to:• Achieving inclusive growth and employment: South Africa at work• Restoring investor confidence• Achieving a more supportive business environment• Actions to support growth and employment• Refining government spending efficiencyParticipants at WEF Davos will grapple with very challenging political and socio-economic issues including changing geopolitics, lowered global economic growth and most importantly, the creation of equitable and inclusive nations. Delegates will strongly deliberate on how to respond to the message being communicated by citizens worldwide in that they are increasingly looking to access opportunities for growth and development.Today, the Deputy President will address a session entitled Coalition for African Research and Innovation, lead Team South Africa to the Business Interaction Working Group where South Africa will be positioned as an investment destination of choice, and participate in a discussion, Africa’s Road to Prosperity.Day three will see Deputy President Ramaphosa participate in an Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders looking at Responsive and Responsible Leadership in a multipolar world.On Tuesday, the Deputy President attended the opening plenary session of the World Economic Forum being chaired by Professor Klaus Schwab and addressed sessions on Powering Africa; Operationalisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Unlocking the Power of Public Private Co-operation.Team South Africa will engage in a range of bilateral discussions in Davos while also participating in sessions organised by the World Economic Forum.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Have You Or Someone You Know Ever Fake-Liked Something On Facebook?

first_imgdan lyons To help people avoid that situation, we’re working on a post that will help you figure out how to “memorialize” the account of someone who has died so that Facebook won’t keep surfacing their likes in your feed. Send Us Your ExamplesMeanwhile we’re looking for more examples of fake likes. Our writer, Bernard Meisler, put his story together by asking people he knew on Facebook to look out for fake likes and send him examples. Now we’d like to find even more. Apparently this is happening a lot, and nobody seems to know why.Facebook told us it must be people accidentally pressing a “like” button on their mobile app. But can there really be that many people pressing the wrong button, all the time?If you have a theory, we’re all ears.My Friend The Financial PlannerMeanwhile, everyone we talk to seems to have a story about fake likes. Just this morning when I came in to work I opened up Facebook and found this: UPDATED: This story has been updated to include comments from Facebook. See below.Our story about dead people liking stuff on Facebook really struck a nerve. For some people this phenomenon isn’t just strange — it is downright painful. Like this person who commented on Reddit: It’s a post that went out this morning from my friend and neighbor, Catherine Valega, touting a new “miracle weight loss” cure that can “burn unwanted fat around your belly in 14 days.”I got suspicious. First because Valega is teeny-tiny. She’s an avid runner and probably weighs 100 pounds soaking wet. She’s not someone I’d expect had ever used (or needed) a miracle weight loss cure.More important, Valega is a financial planner and a wealth management specialist who lives in an affluent suburb of Boston. She uses Facebook to promote her professional services and to build her personal brand. Most of her posts are about college saving, retirement planning, insurance coverage — useful stuff.So I didn’t think she’d be polluting her feed with crappy posts about belly fat reducers.And I was right. Valega had no idea this had gone out under her name until I snapped a screen grab and emailed it to her. She was appalled, and removed it from her feed.[UPDATE: Facebook points out that the example above originated on Twitter, not on Facebook, which means Facebook should not be blamed for it. Also: A Facebook spokesman says there are cases where someone has liked a brand but simply doesn’t remember doing it. In other cases it’s possible someone got confused and clicked on an icon believing they were “liking” one thing when actually they were liking something different. For example, you might click on an icon for what you think is a new DVD release when you are in fact liking the retailer that is promoting the DVD. Finally, there are cases of “click-jacking” where people believe they are clicking on, say, a button to play a video, when actually they are being tricked into liking a product. In those cases the like goes out into their feed without their knowledge or consent. However, Facebook has been making a big effort to fight click-jacking, and has been successful in stamping out most of it, the spokesman says.]A Problem For FacebookSure, in a way this is kind of funny, but it’s also kind of not. If you’re using Facebook in any kind of professional capacity, these fake likes could become a problem.Not just a problem for you, but for Facebook. Because if the new reality of Facebook is that you need to constantly check your profile and make sure stupid stuff isn’t going out under your name, people are going to start leaving.Valega wasn’t pleased by the belly fat thing, but she’s more worried about what might happen next. One of her friends who would never shop at Walmart just had a “like” for Walmart go out under her name.Valega’s business, Greenbridge Wealth Management, is bulit around not just financial planning but social responsibility, sustainability, environmental awareness and other progressive ideas. A fake-like for Walmart could actually hurt her image.“If Facebook shows people that I like Walmart, that’s a business buster,” Valega says. “No way would I like Walmart or invest in Walmart.”Risky For BusinessSo being on Facebook becomes a risk. And what’s the reward? Valega says she’s never found a new client via Facebook. She just uses the site as a way to build a presence online. But now she thinks Facebook is “on the way out.”So help us out. Has anyone you know ever fake-liked something on Facebook? Send us examples. Maybe we’ll get some answers from Facebook — or, even better, a resolution. Related Posts Tags:#Facebook#fake likes center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

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Picking Up Your End of the Stick

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now If you won’t help yourself, then no one else will help you as much as they might otherwise.If you won’t act on your own behalf, you make it difficult for others to intervene on your behalf.If you don’t believe that you need to do something, to take some action to further towards your own goals and ambitions, others are less likely to throw themselves into helping you.There are certain things that no one can—or should—do for you.If you are not willing to prospect and create new opportunities, then additional training, additional tools, and additional coaching aren’t going to help you. You have to be willing to get uncomfortable and do what is necessary. Your sales manager and sales leaders can’t do your work for you.If you aren’t willing to prepare for a sales call, you make it difficult for your prospective client to help you understand their needs or to create a compelling case for change. If the first question you ask is, “So what does your company do,” you are difficult to help.If you won’t put forth the effort to read and study your business, your client’s business, and the general issues impacting your prospective client’s business, your marketing department may provide you with a slide of compelling reasons your dream client should change. But, you won’t have the chops to engage in a conversation with your dream client, least of all the ones who need a really trusted advisor to fill in their gaps.No one can provide you with the internal motivation you need to wake up when the alarm clock rings, foregoing 9 minutes of extra sleep so you can hit the gym before work.No one can make you do the most difficult—or most important—tasks first thing each day, ensuring that you can call your day productive and successful before 9:00 AM each day.No one can be “willing” for you. You have to be that for yourself.There are plenty of people who would love to help you. They will give you the answers. They will model success for you. They will even pick up the other end of the stick for you. But if you don’t pick up your end of the stick, you are refusing their help.If you want help, start by helping yourself. You’ll be surprised by how much other people will help when they see you helping yourself.last_img read more

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High Court orders protection for MLA’s daughter

first_imgThe Allahabad High Court was at the centre of high drama on Monday after an unidentified couple were allegedly ‘abducted’ from outside its premises just hours before it was to hear the case of BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra’s daughter seeking police protection from her father for marrying a Dalit against his wishes.Meanwhile, the HC granted police protection to Mr. Mishra’s daughter Sakshi Mishra and her husband Ajitesh, who had last week created a sensation after alleging their lives were under threat from her legislator father over their inter-caste marriage.The court directed the police and the administration to ensure that the family of the woman “shall not interfere in the married lives” of the couple. The police should see that “counsel for the petitioners and also the family members of the petitioners are not brought to any harm in any manner whatsoever”, a Bench of Justice Siddhartha Varma said in his order.The court also directed Ms. Mishra and Mr. Ajitesh to get their marriage registered under the U.P. Marriage Registration Rules, 2017 within two weeks.There were also reports that while appearing in court, Mr. Ajitesh was roughed up by unknown persons. However, there was no police confirmation.Much of the attention, however, was drawn by the unidentified couple who were allegedly abducted from outside the HC in a black SUV bearing the tag ‘chairman’ on its rear wind shield. The couple turned out to be a Muslim youth and a Muslim minor girl from Moradabad and Amroha district.last_img read more