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BACOLOD City –Authorities are now looking into a person of interest who might be involved inthe murder of a 60-year-old woman who was found partly buried in a sugarcanefield in Barangay Tabu, Ilog, NegrosOccidental. She wasidentified as Melba Paglumotan, a resident of the village, police said. Police investigatorssaid the victim bore two stab wounds on the right arm and suffered a brokenneck. Paglumotan’sbody was brought to a local mortuary for a “post-mortem” examination. Paglumotan’sbody, covered with soil and sugarcane leaves, was discovered around at 4 p.m.on Jan. 3, a police report showed. Officers of theIlog police station were still investigating the incident./PN
WEEK 4 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIs Rex Burkhead playing Week 4?UPDATE 2: Burkhead is officially ACTIVE.UPDATE: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Burkhead is expected to play in Week 4.https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1178292495287029761Burkhead (foot) practiced on a limited basis all week and is officially “questionable” Sunday’s game against Buffalo. It was unclear how snaps and touches were going to be divvied up in the Patriots backfield anyway, as James White is due to return this week. With Sony Michel struggling, it’s possible Burkhead plays a significant role again and has FLEX value, but between the uncertainty and the injury, he’s a risky start.WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endDevin Singletary injury updateUPDATE 2: Singletary is officially OUT.UPDATE: Singletary is not expected to play in Week 4, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.Singletary (hamstring) got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday and is “questionable” for this week’s game against the Patriots.The big-play rookie always has boom-or-bust upside if he’s on the field, but with Frank Gore getting the majority of the carries and a brutal matchup on tap, Singletary should probably be on fantasy benches even if he’s active. Gore is a low-ceiling FLEX with Singletary out, and he loses even more upside if Singletary plays.WEEK 4 DFS LINEUPS:DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPRashaad Penny injury newsUPDATE: Penny is officially OUT.After getting in limited practice sessions on Thursday and Friday, Penny (hamstring) has a “good chance to play” against the Cardinals this week, according to coach Pete Carroll.This doesn’t affect Penny owners as much as it does Chris Carson owners. The latter has been operating as Seattle’s lead back all season, but after losing fumbles in each of the first three games, his starting job is hanging by a thread. Penny had a big Week 2, so he could be in line for more touches this week, but given his injury, it’s impossible to know what to expect from this backfield against Arizona. Penny isn’t a bad FLEX flier, but there are obvious risks. If he’s out, Carson would remain a shaky RB2, and C.J. Prosise has some value as a potential PPR FLEX.MORE WEEK 4 DFS: Top values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderIs Melvin Gordon playing in Week 4?UPDATE 2: Gordon is officially OUT.ACTIVE Did you think you would care enough to look for injury updates on Rex Burkhead, Devin Singletary, and Rashaad Penny by Week 4? Fantasy football start ’em, sit ’em decisions are affected by starters and backups possibly being inactive, and this week, committees for the Patriots, Bills, and Seahawks are up in the air. Not only do the three aforementioned “questionable” RBs matter, but Justin Jackson already being ruled “out” means we might see the return of Melvin Gordon Sunday. It’s gonna be a weird week. Check back all day for updates to this article, or follow us on Twitter (@SN_Fantasy). For the latest on injured WRs Julian Edelman, Chris Godwin, and Terry McLaurin, click here; for updates on key injuries to Matthew Stafford, Mark Andrews, and Trey Burton, go here; and for the Week 4 weather report, click here. UPDATE: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports Gordon will only play in an “emergency” today.USA Today’s Mike Jones reported Saturday that Gordon will be active and receive “limited” touches against the Dolphins on Sunday. Even limited snaps against the Dolphins can yield legit production, but Gordon is a major risk in all formats. Austin Ekeler should continue to receive the bulk of the RB touches and have RB1 value this week.
Two clever examples of leaping have been found in the living world, adding to the catalog of clever ways life gets around.Geared for action: The media were all abuzz with pictures and stories of the “flightless planthopper,” a tiny insect with a big leap. What’s new and fascinating is that it’s the first example known in the animal kingdom of functional intermeshing gears; the paper was published in Science Magazine. The photos and videos on Nature, Live Science and New Scientist show gear cogs that intermesh like something you’d see in human machinery. The electron-micrograph close ups are especially stunning.Surprisingly, only the young nymphs of the species have the gears. In the final molts, the gears get stripped off, and the adults use friction to jump. This does not mean the nymphs are better designed; adults can jump even better. The authors of the paper said,Their improved performance may be due to other factors, rather than a consequence of abandoning the gear mechanism. An inherent limitation of gears is that if one tooth breaks, their synchronizing action is degraded. In nymphs, a breakage could be repaired at the next molt, but this is not possible after the final molt to adulthood. Alternatively, the larger size of adults may mean that friction between the trochantera is a more effective synchronization mechanism.New Scientist used the finding to comment on biological machinery in general:For a disconcerting experience, consider how mechanical you are. Humans may be conscious beings with higher feelings, but really we’re just fancy machines with joints, motors, valves, and a whole lot of plumbing.All animals are the same. Hundreds of gizmos have evolved in nature, many of which our engineers merely reinvented. Nature had rotating axles billions of years ago, in the shape of bacterial flagella. And weevil legs beat us to the screw-and-nut mechanism.The insect Issus coleoptratus is another animal with an unexpected bit of machinery hidden in its body. Its larvae are the first animals known to have interlocking gears, just like in the gearbox of a car.The gears apparently keep the legs in sync, allowing them to take off within 30 microseconds of each other. “Infant plant hoppers, known as nymphs, can take off in just 2 milliseconds, reaching take-off speeds of almost 4 metres a second,” Nature wrote, posting a video of the action. “For motions this rapid, some mechanical device is needed to keep the legs synchronized and to avoid lopsided jumps that might lead to the insects spinning out of control.” See also Science Magazine ScienceShot.Leaping spores: The spores of horsetail plants have another unusual mechanism for getting around. Seen under a high-powered microscope, the spores have four “legs” that respond to humidity changes, curling and uncurling. An intriguinig video clip on the BBC News shows how the spores not only use them to walk, but to leap into the air.A European biologist, fascinated with the Venus flytrap, was looking for other kinds of motion in plants when he found this. Curling and uncurling like hair, the legs, or elaters as they are called, respond more rapidly because of a “special layered structure” in the legs. As a result, the spores can leap into the air, to be carried aloft by winds.The discoverer is now using this clever idea to design self-propelled objects. “These, they say, could be used in agricultural settings, for example, using changes in humidity to power environmental monitoring probes or seed-dispersing devices.” The director of the Royal Botanical Gardens commented, “we have so much more to learn from nature.”These two examples show the two sides of biomimetics. The horsetail spores inspired a scientist to recreate the technology for human applications. In the planthopper gear example, what we thought was a human invention turns out to have been scooped by an insect. Nature had it first.As usual, the evolution-talk was superfluous and illogical. New Scientist repeated the “nothing but” idea: humans and animals are nothing but machinery. That’s self-refuting, because a scientist arguing the truth of a proposition is using abstract, non-physical thought, assuming truth exists outside of material nature. Also, saying “Such-and-such evolved to” is a logical fallacy in Darwinism. Nothing evolves “to” do something. In Darwinism, stuff happens, accidental mutation by accidental mutation. Unguided processes cannot work toward a goal. Adding millions of years doesn’t change that.On the contrary: whenever we see functional design, we naturally infer that intelligence played a role in its origin. Darwinism only provides after-the-fact just-so stories to try to rationalize a secular world view. Who needs that? Think design, and you make progress in science. (Visited 50 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Check out these amazing creatures that inhabit the liquid universe of planet Earth’s oceans and rivers. Only the first one is a fish.Aquatic hunger games: Archerfish spit the distance for food (Science Daily): “Described as nature’s sharpshooters or water pistols, archerfish inhabit the mangroves of southeast Asia and northern Australia.” Experiments show they can shoot distant targets, but prefer the closer ones.Marine animal colony is a multi-jet swimming machine, scientists report (PhysOrg): Tiny jellyfish that hang together are inspiring multi-engine underwater propulsion systems. The jellyfish, called siphonophores, use a propulsion mechanism that is “relatively rare in the animal kingdom”—squirting from multiple identical orifices. It allows them to “turn on a dime, very rapidly.” Science Daily adds, “This is a highly efficient system in which no developmental stage is wasted…It’s a quite sophisticated design, for what would seem like a simple arrangement.”Giant sea scorpion found in Iowa (Science Magazine): Fragmented fossils of a human-size sea scorpion were dug up in northeastern Iowa, presenting a conundrum for evolution: “Either eurypterids diversified quickly during the early stages of the Ordovician period (which began about 485 million years ago), or their lineage, including yet-to-be-discovered ancestors and kin, evolved more slowly and originated even further back in time during the Cambrian period—possibly during the Cambrian explosion, a period of evolutionary diversification sometimes called ‘life’s big bang,’ which began about 542 million years ago.” Euryptids are arthropods like trilobites.First cephalopod genome contains unique genes involved in nervous system, camouflage (PhysOrg): The genome of a California octopus surprised scientists with its complexity, comparable to the human genome. A one-minute video clip in the article shows the octopus undergoing rapid color changes to match its surroundings, even creating half-and-half patterns. See also Evolution News & Views on the findings; also here.Rare nautilus sighted for the first time in three decades (Science Daily): The beautiful chambered nautilus (another cephalopod) once graced the seas in large numbers and huge sizes. Now, they are rare. Peter Ward (U of Washington, co-author of Rare Earth) was glad to find a couple of them in the South Pacific after 3 decades without any sightings. “This could be the rarest animal in the world,” he commented.Do whales get the bends? (National Geographic): There’s no reason they wouldn’t, except that they have specialized fat that can absorb the nitrogen bubbles that naturally form when a mammal rises to the surface too quickly. “Researchers from the University of North Carolina Wilmington investigated how marine mammals’ tissues—specifically, fat deposits in the jaws of toothed whales that are used in echolocation—absorb nitrogen gas, one of the gases that contributes to the bends. They found that the makeup of the fat affected how much nitrogen gas dissolves in it—and that different species had different fat compositions.”If you haven’t yet seen Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth, by all means obtain a copy. It’s available on DVD (click the link) and will be coming out in Blu-ray this month. This film delights the viewer with great stories and facts about sea creatures while simultaneously demolishing Darwinian explanations. Filmed in Bermuda, Honduras, Canada, California and other locations, it is loaded with spectacular imagery (including great overhead drone shots), beautiful music and cutting-edge science. (Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
29 January 2009Hansgrohe, a leading international producer of kitchen and bathroom fixtures and showers, has announced its entry into the South African market through the acquisition of privately held local firm Personalised Bathrooms.Personalised Bathrooms was previously an independent market partner to Hansgrohe, and will now be managed as an independent distribution company trading as Hansgrohe South Africa, with its headquarters in Johannesburg.“In taking this step, we’re going to boost our market presence substantially in South Africa,” Hansgrohe CEO Siegfried Ganßlen said in a statement this week.Innovation and design leadersHansgrohe has selected Anthony Mederer, a former director at Personalised Bathrooms and son of company founder Heinz Mederer, to take over as the general manager of what will become Hansgrohe’s 29th subsidiary.“Hansgrohe is known throughout the industry across the globe as one of the innovation and design leaders, and is perceived in South Africa as the premium brand for top-quality fixtures and showers,” Ganßlen said.“We will invest in the South African market with the clear objective of recording disproportionately strong growth, to develop the number one import brand and to become the market leader.”Continuing partnershipHe said the long-term basis for this objective was to continue the partnership with the experienced Personalised Bathrooms team, with which the company’s market share in the country had grown considerably over the last 14 years.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Security forces are engaging militants in gunfights at two separate locations in south Kashmir since Tuesday morning, said a police official.According to police, hiding militants fired when, on specific information, the police and Army cordoned off Nowbug Kund, Qazigund, and Kulgam.“The operation is on,” said the police. In a separate operation in Pulwama, security forces encircled Lam and Tral areas “after a tip off.”As searches were intensified towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon security forces, triggering an encounter, said a police official.
The two versions are differentiated by more than just their capacity. The 32-GB version features the Windows RT operating system, which is Microsoft’s mobile version of its Windows OS. The 64-GB device will feature a full version 8 of Windows. Additionally, the 32-GB Surface has stepped-down USB 2.0 and MicroSD slots. The smaller Surface is also lighter—676 grams versus 903 grams on the 64-GB version.The Surface, as many of the reports are noting, is a very different tactical move for Microsoft in that it’s producing a piece of hardware—something that Bloomberg Businesweek’s Ashlee Vance points out is competitive to not only Apple, but other PC makers such as HP, Dell and Acer. It’s also a move that, like it or not, veers Microsoft much closer to Apple’s hardware/software strategic playbook. As of yet, no pricing information is available. Microsoft has announced that it’s entering in the tablet arms race with its own product, a touchscreen tablet called Surface that will debut in two versions this fall.The company is stretching the term a bit, Surface’s cover is actually a 3mm-thick keyboard (that comes in 5 different colors) and the device features a “kickstand” that swings out from the back to prop the tablet up. Lean-back goes to lean-forward.Other features include a 10.6-inch display, cameras on the front and back, a USB port and a MicroSD card slot to handle more media.
India, which imports about 80 per cent of its fuel needs, could see its finances going haywire if a recent statement by Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid al-Falih proves right. On Sunday, the minister said that crude oil prices are “nearing their end” since the demand-supply dynamics are improving.”The current down cycle is nearing an end. Market fundamentals, in terms of supply and demand, have begun to improve. We are optimistic that oil prices will continue to improve in the future,” Khalid al-Falih told a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak on Sunday after a Gulf ministerial meeting in Riyadh, reports AFP.Oil prices have rebounded sharply from $30 per barrel in January this year to levels of $50 currently in the global market.As a businessman put it aptly, it could well end India’s honeymoon on inflation.”As oil touches 50$, India’s honeymoon on inflation, current account may be over. Micro needs to improve faster as macro tail winds slow down,” Uday Kotak, executive vice-chairman and managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank, tweeted in May.India’s disproportionate dependence on crude oil to fulfil its massive fuel consumption makes it vulnerable to rise in prices in the international market. If the cost of landing crude goes up, there is a cascading effect on domestic petrol, diesel and aviation fuel prices, spiking inflation.This could be politically disadvantageous for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is eyeing a comeback in Uttar Pradesh where elections are due early next year.A win in India’s largest state would not only strengthen the ruling party at the Centre, but also enable it to improve its numbers in the Upper House (Rajya Sabha), crucial to pushing economic reforms that have a pan-India effect.The international crude oil price for India was $49.41 per barrel on October 21, up from $24.47 on January 21, 2016, according to data published by the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.India’s crude oil imports rose 9.1 per cent to 18.81 million metric tons in August 2016, year-on-year.Most of the refining and fuel retailing business in India is handled by state-run companies — Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Oil India Limited. All the firms are listed on stock exchanges.The two prominent players in the private sector are Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and Essar Oil. The latter recently sold 98 per cent stake to a consortium led by Russia’s Rosneft for $12.9 billion.
[Representational Image]ReutersIn just seven days, nine-year-old Advait Bhartia managed to trek Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. The expediditon ended on July 31.The mountain is 4,900 metres from the base and 5,885 metres above sea level. It is situated in Tanzania and is the highest peak in Africa.But, that’s not all.At the age of six, Advait scaled the Mount Everest base camp and after his feat at Mt. Kilimanjaro, he has set his sights on Mt Elbrus in Europe.Advait trained for two months every day continuously to prepare for his trek. His training included playing football, cricket and tennis as well as parkour and climbing 100 floors. This was part of his daily routine.This training was to include his cardio-vascular strength. He was to trek in temperatures ranging from 21 C to -25 C.Advait went with his mother on the trek but she had to stop at 1000 feet because she couldn’t handle the climate, however, Advait carried on under the supervision of the expedition leader, Samir Patham.Talking to PTI, Advait said, “This trek was really difficult but fun at the same time. When I was summitting (sic) the Everest Base Camp, we were living in wooden houses but during the Kilimanjaro trek, we stayed in tents and it was a good experience being exposed to snow and the surroundings.”He added, “I could have completed the trek faster but the mountains were very beautiful and I took a lot of breaks to take in the beauty.”