Half-time: Fulham 2 Charlton 0

first_imgScott Parker scored against his former club and Hugo Rodallega added a second as Fulham raced into a two-goal lead inside 12 minutes at Craven Cottage.Parker, who spent 14 years at Charlton, volleyed in off the crossbar after exchanging passes with Ross McCormack.And after the Whites maintained their bullish start, Rodallega tapped home from close range after keeper Stephen Henderson had parried McCormack’s shot from inside the box.Parker and Rodallega both returned to the side as two of four changes, with defenders Tim Hoogland and Sean Kavanagh also coming in.Hoogland almost conceded an own goal when he miscued a clearance high into the air, but keeper Marcus Bettinelli tipped it over the bar.Fulham (4-3-3): Bettinelli; Hoogland, Bodurov, Burn, Stafylidis; Parker; Christensen, Kavanagh; Ruiz; Rodallega, McCormackSubs not used: Kiraly, Hutchinson, Zverotić, Roberts, Williams, Woodrow, SmithFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Classifying Eukaryotes Easier than Evolving Them

first_imgIf you like stories with surprise endings, check out an otherwise boring paper by two Canadian evolutionary biologists, Alistair G. B. Simpson and Andrew A. Roger, in the Sept. 7 issue of Current Biology.1  Their subject is the real “kingdoms” of eukaryotes (that’s all creatures with nuclei, including plants, animals, and a host of single-celled organisms).  Unhappy with previous artificial classifications, including the “grab-bag” grouping called Protista (common in most textbooks), they propose more biologically realistic groupings based on phylogeny and the findings of molecular genetics.  The assumption is that a natural group should include an ancestor and all its descendants.    The paper lumbers along through their new proposed groupings: Opisthokonta (animals, true fungi, and all You Karyotes out there), Amoebozoa, Plantae (you guessed it), Chromalveolata (try that on Jeopardy), Rhizaria, and Excavata (not backhoe drivers, but a group of heterotrophic flagellates).  Each of these are “well-known” groupings that could be called kingdoms; there might be a few others that cannot be fitted into these six.  So far so good.  This is a paper about ancestors and descendants, right?  So where is the ancestor of all these eukaryotes?  Surprise:Identifying six natural groups of eukaryotes raises the question: what are the relationships amongst them?  Molecular phylogenetics could provide the answer in principle, but there are tremendous practical difficulties.  As we look further back in time, most historical signal is lost from present day molecular sequences, so that non-historical (artefactual) signals in the same data can easily obscure the true relationships. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Keep reading.  Although they suggest that Amoebozoa and us might be related (sorry to hurt your self-esteem), the deep level structure and timing of the divergence of these groups “remains contentious.”  There is “huge disparity” in timing of the split, from 1.2 to 2.8 billion years.  Without new and better fossils, “the precise age of eukaryotes and the tempo of their divergence are unlikely to be resolved in the near future.”  In fact, eukaryotes are so different, the authors leave it unsolved whether there is any reason to think there was a common ancestor at all:Eukaryotic cells are drastically different from their presumably prokaryotic ancestors.  With the limited fossil record, researchers have tried to understand the evolution of the eukaryotic cell by identifying living eukaryotes that are ‘primitive’ in some aspects.  The primitive status of a group is untenable, however, if phylogenetic studies indicate that it is closely related to ‘complete’ eukaryotic cells.  In fact, all the groups of eukaryotes seriously suggested to be primitive eukaryotes now seem to be related to ‘complete’ forms (most fall within Excavata).  The last common ancestor of living eukaryotes now appears to have been a ‘complete’ eukaryotic cell.  It had a nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus, and underwent mitosis and meiosis.  It had mitochondria capable of oxidative phosphorylation, amongst other functions, and was presumably aerotolerant.  It had a complex eukaryotic cytoskeleton including eukaryotic flagella (most likely a pair of them), and was heterotrophic, consuming food particles by phagocytosis.  The only major eukaryotic features that seem to be of later origin are plastids.  We are now left with an intriguing and difficult question: did living eukaryotes diverge [shortly after the rapid and drastic evolution of the eukaryotic cell, or was this cell assembled gradually, but with modern eukaryotes then replacing all intermediate forms?To be or not to be an ancestor, that is the question, and that is where this “evolutionary” paper ends.1Simpson and Roger, “The real ‘kingdoms’ of eukaryotes,” Current Biology, Volume 14, Issue 17, 7 September 2004, Pages R693-R696, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2004.08.038.If you thought the missing link was somewhere between Java Man and us, behold The Missing Chain.  Either way, the Darwin Party is stuck in Story Book Land.  Either evolution was so rapid it happened without a trace, or it was slow and gradual, but the later organisms replaced the earlier ones, who disappeared without a trace.  This is reminiscent of another paper last month that left us readers staring at nothing with the advice, “watch this space” (see 08/19/2004 commentary).  Sometimes no comment is the best comment.  Let the Darwinists admit to themselves they have no evidence for their belief system.  We suggest that the phrase “watch this space” would be the perfect theme for the Darwin Party Curriculum.  It could be the title of their next textbook on evidence for evolution.  Every page could contain the caption, “This page unintentionally left blank.”(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Anime Wig Cosplay Lolita Cute Cat Ears Hairpin Hair Accessories, I think these ears are a perfect size. I have brown hair

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Dont think my potential will ever be tapped: Soha

first_imgMumbai, Sep 25 (PTI) Actress Soha Ali Khan says she is mostly offered films, which are hard-hitting and realistic, and feels that filmmakers are yet to tap her potential.”I am offered more gritty and thinking roles but I do enjoy it. I like performance-oriented roles. I dont have an agenda as far as acting is concerned. I want to do films that have good content,” Soha told PTI.”I dont think my potential will ever be tapped but thats ok. I want to work with good directors, I dont know if I will get that opportunity. Also I dont know if I will get to do a negative role or a biopic. I want to do these things,” she said.Soha entertained the audience with her performances in films like “Rang De Basanti”, “Tum Mile”, “Khoya Khoya Chand” and others. The 37-year-old actress insists she has not consciously stayed away from commercial cinema.”When you do certain kind of films, you are offered more those kind of films. I am offered more content driven films or that has social message. I have done some entertaining films but these offers are less,” she said.”Its not a conscious decision that I wont do commercial films as these films have good budget, you look good,” she said.But Soha enjoys watching commercial entertainers where one can shut their mind off and relax after a tough day.”Cinema is suppose to entertain you and not educate you,” she opines.Being the daughter of veteran actress Sharmila Tagore and acclaimed cricketer late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Soha feels she is good both in acting and sports.advertisement”I am a better actor than a cricketer. But I am a good sportsman. I dont know if acting is inherent, you become comfortable in front of camera. One learns acting while doing films,” she said.The “Sahab Biwi Aur Gangster Returns” actress doesnt believe in working hard all throughout her life and she wants to enjoy life as well.Soha will be seen next in “31st October” opposite Vir Das. Based on the aftermath of Indira Gandhi assassination, the film is set to release on October 7. PTI KKP GK PSHlast_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL: Wolves winger Jordan Graham joins Oxford

first_imgDONE DEAL: Wolves winger Jordan Graham joins Oxfordby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves winger Jordan Graham will join Oxford United on loan in January until the end of the season.Graham, 23, was due to be on loan at Ipswich Town for the entire campaign but that agreement was cut short.The former Aston Villa man spent time on loan at Oxford in 2015 and will return to the League One club when the transfer window opens.”I feel so happy to be back and it’s a pleasure to come back,” Graham said in a video on social media. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Ohio State mens wrestling readying itself for National Duals after loss to

The No. 5 Ohio State wrestling team is trying to bounce back after losing its regular season finale against No. 1 Penn State, 29-18, as it heads into the 2013 NWCA/Cliff Keen “Mat Mayhem” National Duals. The Buckeyes, which received an automatic bid to the event’s finals because they are among the top four returning dual-meet teams, finished the regular season 11-3 and 5-3 in the Big Ten. The automatic bid finalists were awarded based on their performance and rankings from the 2011-2012 season. OSU sophomore Hunter Stieber, ranked No. 2 in the 141-pound weight class, said that he likes the team’s chances in the postseason. “I feel pretty good,” he said. “Team-wise, I think we’ll be all right. We bounce back pretty well. We’re an older team so it should be good.” The Division I National Duals will feature a new format this year with eight teams in the finals instead of the traditional four. The addition of four automatic bid finalists increases the initial pool of competitors from 16 to 20. The teams that did not receive automatic bids are divided up into four different regions: Cornell University Region: Cornell, Hofstra, Virginia, Nebraska Kent State University Region: Kent State, Oklahoma State, Northern Iowa, Wisconsin Oregon State University Region: Oregon State, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Michigan University of Missouri Region: Missouri, Maryland, Wyoming, Purdue The automatic bid finalists are Ohio State, Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois. Each region will host a one-day competition Sunday. The winners will move on to join the four automatic bid teams at the University of Minnesota for the finals on Feb. 22-23 in Minneapolis. Sophomore 149-pounder Cam Tessari said he is looking to pick up where he left off coming off a big 3-1 win against then-No. 7-ranked sophomore Andrew Alton of Penn State. “I’m excited for it (the National Duals),” he said. “I was a little rocky at the beginning of the season but I think I’m starting to hit my stride.” OSU coach Tom Ryan said there are a few kinks the team needs to work out between now and the tournament, but he has high hopes. “I feel great about this team,” he said. “Up and down the lineup we have good guys. We have to fight a little harder, but we’re going to be ready to go.” Last year, OSU failed to make the finals of the National Duals when it lost to Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla. This year, they’ll look to avenge that loss. The Buckeyes’ first match is set to start at 6 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn. The finals will conclude Feb. 23. read more

Varane Real Madrid 100 motivated to make history

first_imgReal Madrid defender Raphael Varane insists that they remain as motivated as ever heading into tonight’s Champions League trip to CSKA MoscowAfter three consecutive Champions League titles with few new signings in the summer, concerns have been raised over Real’s motivation.Julen Lopetegui’s side have also dropped five points in their last three La Liga games with just a single goal to their name in the process.But Varane, who will play in Moscow for the first time since winning the World Cup with France later today, insists that Los Blancos remain as keen as ever to rewrite the history books.“Our motivation is always at its maximum. Just wearing this shirt gives you motivation. We always want to make history and improve,” said Varane on the club website.“This stadium will always be special for me [referring to the World Cup Final], but it’s a Champions League game against a complicated team. It’ll be a difficult game, so we’ll need to be 100%.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“We’re not worried, we know what we’re capable of. We have a great team and we know we can beat anyone.“The season is long and there are many games to be played, but the Champions League is a unique competition.“Experience is very important in the Champions League, but we have quality players who can respond to the demands of the Champions League.“Every player in the squad is prepared and has the qualities of playing a match in this competition.”Real captain Sergio Ramos will be rested for the game at the Russian capital.The Group G clash between Real and CSKA will take place at the VEB Arena with kick-off to begin at 21:00 (CEST).last_img read more

GE Announces Plan To Offload Its Stake In Baker Hughes

first_imgGE made the announcement on Tuesday, June 26, for the companies plan to unload its 62.5 percent  stake in the Baker Hughes business over the next two to three years. GE owned 62.5% of the company with the rest owned by Baker Hughes’ shareholders.  According to a report from the company, GE’s stake in Baker Hughes was at about $23 billion. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享General Electric announced its plan to move out of the oil services businesses, by offloading its stake in oil services giant Baker Hughes. On October 31, 2016, GE announced that it has agreed to combine GE’s oil and gas business and Baker Hughes to create a “world-leading oilfield technology provider”.center_img The decision to get out of the oilfield services business represents an about-face from less than two years ago, when GE announced the combination of its oil business with Baker Hughes in 2016. Calls for comment from Baker Hughes on the impact this announcement will have to the locations on the Kenai Peninsula and in Alaska were not returned by deadline.last_img read more

Wilmington OBITUARIES Week of April 29 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are the obituaries published on Wilmington Apple during the week of April 29, 2018:Lived In Wilmington At Time Of Passing:David A. Sarich, 66Previously Lived In Wilmington:Rita A. (McDonough) Maxwell, 78Jason C. Zwicker, 48 Worked In/Volunteered In/Connected To Wilmington:Lina Margaret “Marg” Buchman, 93Maria L. (DaSilva) Nunes, 85Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Obituaries”last_img read more

An average of threequarters of teenagers in the U

first_imgAn average of three-quarters of teenagers in the UK, France and Spain discuss what is being watched on TV using social networks from a mobile device, while eight out of ten use the internet while watching TV, according to new research commissioned by telco Orange.The Orange Exposure 2012/2013 independent study by TNS into mobile media habits across the UK, France and Spain for the advertising industry also found that adult mobile and tablet users are increasingly ‘snacking’ on their mobile device while watching TV. Nine out of ten consumers in the UK said they access the internet at the same time as watching TV.According to Orange, this is presenting opportunities for advertisers, with one third of mobile users investigating potential purchases based on something they watched on TV, and over one quarter of mobile users responding to short codes appearing on TV adverts.last_img read more