first_imgHO HO HO!!–Veteran trainer Leonard Powell and his daughter Jeanne, were among many representatives of the California Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT), the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation (CTHF) and the Edwin J. Gregson Memorial Foundation who joined forces with Santa Anita officials to feed several hundred backstretch workers on Tuesday in the track’s iconic Club House.  Santa Anita Park will open for its traditional Winter/Spring Meeting on Thursday, Dec. 26.last_img

Free tickets to Alab Pilipinas season opener

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Team owner Charlie Dy bared the news on social media.It’s a treat to our supporters. Free tickets. Just check @AlabPilipinas IG FB and Twitter accounts. Thanks @TheOfficialSMDC and @MOAArena STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog— Charlie Dy (@SportsAgentCD) November 4, 2017 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Alab Pilipinas head coach Jimmy Alapag and import Ivan Johnson. Photo by Mark GiongcoFilipino basketball fans are in for a treat as tickets to Tanduay Alab Pilipinas season opener in the Asean Basketball League will be free.Expect a full house on Nov. 19 at Mall of Asia Arena with the Philippines taking on defending champion Hong Kong.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Reigning ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks is back in the fold for Alab, which tapped former NBA veteran Ivan Johnson and journeyman Reggie Okosa as imports. Joining them are ex-PBA veterans Dondon Hontiveros, Rico Maierhofer, and Josh Urbiztondo.Jimmy Alapag will also be making his head coaching debut against Hong Kong, which will parade Fil-German big man and top overall pick Christian Standhardinger as one of its imports.Details regarding the availability of the tickets will be posted soon on Alab Pilipinas’ social media accounts.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Tamaraws regain solo 4th, oust Red Warriors Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments MOST READlast_img read more

Bordeaux 1-1 Liverpool: Late goal cancels out Adam Lallana strike to deny Brendan Rodgers a much needed win

first_img Adam Lallana 1 Liverpool were denied a vital win after a late Bordeaux equaliser cancelled out a bit of Adam Lallana magic.Liverpool struggled in the first half with the only chance of note coming from a thunderous effort from Philippe Coutinho, which rattled the post.Lallana scored midway through the second half to put the Reds ahead but, with ten minutes left, Jussie levelled for the French side.A draw away to Bordeaux cannot be seen as a bad result although it will do nothing to ease the pressure on Rodgers.Coutinho nearly gave Liverpool a dream start as he and Divock Origi linked on the edge of the Bordeaux area but the Brazilian dragged his shot just wide of the left-hand post.Down the other end, Bordeaux had the best chance of the game when they broke quickly to catch Joe Gomez out of position only for Diego Rolan to lift the ball over Simon Mignolet and also the bar.There was another chance for the hosts as Nicolas Maurice-Belay made the most of Jordan Ibe’s lack of tracking back to find Wahbi Khazri, whose left-footed shot whistled past the post.  Origi had the chance to take the lead for the Reds but he scuffed his shot wide when through one-on-one. Fortunately for the Belgian an offside flag saved his blushes.On the stroke of half time Coutinho almost scored a trademark long-range piledriver but his shot thundered off the post with the goalkeeper beaten.Bordeaux missed a golden chance to take the lead on 65 minutes when Enzo Crivelli failed to react quickly enough and missed an open goal – and what a costly miss it was.Liverpool went straight down the other end to score as Lallana nutmegged one before calmly slotted the ball into the corner.It was his first goal of the season to give the Reds the lead, albeit somewhat against the run of play.Bordeaux looked to get back in it and an acrobatic Crivelli volley would have done it but, fortunately for Rodgers’ men, Mignolet was equal to it.But they could not hold on when Crivelli was given far too much time to juggle the ball in the box before laying off to Jussie who slammed the ball into the roof of the net in the 81st minute.And despite the best efforts of both sides to nick a winner, that is how the game ended, with Liverpool heading back to England with a hard-earned point.last_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Today we launch our latest exciting addition to Donegal’s BIGGEST news website –! has been working on a system that bring buyers and sellers from across Donegal together with one shared aim – providing a service and making much-needed extra income for our readers.And now we are pleased to say that it’s here. Have you got a second-hand car that you want to sell quickly?Well for less than the price it will cost you to wash it, will help you sell it.Are you looking to advertise your lawn-cutting service?For less than it costs you to fill your lawnmower, we can help introduce you to a new range of clients who want their grass cut. Well what are you waiting for? Simply click on our new classifieds section on the right and you will be brought directly into Donegaldaily Classifieds.For a mere €3 you can place your advert on Donegaldaily Classifieds with a picture and a description of what you are selling or buying and you can leave the rest to us.Our simple step-by-step classifieds website means that you can put up your advert on your favourite Donegal website within seconds and it couldn’t be easier.We have worked hard on making the website as simple as possible which even first-time advertisers will find easy to use.Within minutes you will be able to turn all those unwanted household goods, presents, second-hand cars and anything else you can think of into hard cash. And why would you bother to put your goods or services on sale on Doneagldaily Classifieds you might ask?Well we have more than THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION reasons why you should! Because that’s the number hits on Donegal’s leading website there are every month, according to the latest statistics from Google.And with 80,000 absolute unique users, that’s Donegal’s biggest classifieds market place – by a mile.We’re sure you’ll agree that’s a lot of people who will be looking at your classified advert – for just €3! Why not give us a go and see how quickly you will get calls about your goods or services?IT’S QUICK, IT’S SIMPLE AND IT’S CHEAP AND WE HAVE 80,000 GOOD REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD DO IT!www.donegaldaily.comIT’S HERE! THE FUTURE OF BUYING AND SELLING ACROSS DONEGAL – DONEGALDAILY CLASSIFIEDS! was last modified: October 10th, 2011 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:Donegaldaily Classifiedslast_img read more


first_imgThe hearse carrying the late Conor Boyle arrives in Co Donegal today.This is the poignant and heartbreaking scene as the late Conor Boyle arrives home to his beloved Donegal.West Donegal came to a silent standstill as the remains of the 18 year old arrived by hearse earlier today.His older brothers Liam and James, who worked with him in London, travelled in the hearse, while his parents Hugh and Sheila, brothers Shane, Darragh and Owen travelled behind the hearse. More than 200 students from Loughanure, Annagry and Ranafast National Schools as well as pupils from Rosses Community School and PCC Falcarragh held candles as Conor’s remains arrived.ConorA guard of honour was formed by members of Naomh Muire GAA Club and the local boxing club.Pupils, many friends of the beloved young 18 year old popular teenager, wept openly as he arrived home to his final resting place.Hundreds of people are expected at Conor’s family home in Loughanure in the next two days for his wake. He will be laid to rest at the Star of the Sea church in Annagry after funeral mass at 1pm on Sunday. TRAGIC CONOR IS HOME FOR GOOD was last modified: September 28th, 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:Conor BoylefuneralLoughanurelast_img read more


first_imgNOTICE: Mountcharles Rowing Club wish to extend their deepest sympathy to the Quinn family on the sudden death of their son Desmond Quinn. As a mark of respect MRC annual regatta will be postponed to Saturday 6th of September at 1.30pm subject again to weather.NOTICE: MOUNTCHARLES ROWING CLUB POSTPONE REGATTA AS MARK OF RESPECT TO DESMOND QUINN was last modified: August 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:Mountcharles Rowing Clubregattalast_img read more

Evolutionists Have No Idea How Sex Evolved

first_img(Visited 715 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 by Dr Jerry BergmanAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Researchers in our day still admit they are baffled about the origin of sexual reproduction.1 Why sex exists is problematic for many reasons, such as the fact that many organisms, from dividing microbes to plants that grow from cuttings, do very well without it. The problem for evolution has always been that sexual reproduction cannot occur until both the copulatory organs are well matched, and the gametes, both the eggs and sperm, are functional so that the union of the two cells produces viable offspring. Sex is a classic case of irreducible complexity.The common notion that these two systems must somehow evolve together from an earlier asexual system ignores the problem that reproduction cannot occur until both systems are highly functional. It is hard to even imagine the evolution from asexual to sexual reproduction, and even if one could, imagination is a far cry from demonstration. Science Daily stated recently thatThere are significant gaps in our knowledge on the evolution of sex, according to a research review on sex chromosomes from Lund University in Sweden. Even after more than a century of study, researchers do not know enough about the evolution of sex chromosomes to understand how males and females emerge.2Another problem is many different types of sexual systems exist in nature. Even the chromosomes that determine the sex are very diverse in living organisms. Mammals use XY (XX produces a female, XY a male) but snakes and birds use the ZW system (ZW produces a female, and ZZ a male). The Platypus has 10 sex chromosomes! Platypus sperm are either XXXXX (which produces a female) or YYYYY (which produces a male). Less studied are haploid UV sex chromosomes and other unique forms. An additional problem for Darwinism is how to get from the mitotic cell division used by asexual cells to the substantially different and more complex type of cell division called meiosis, which sorts out the chromosomes into haploid gametes—eggs and sperm. Then after that, the males and females must possess behavioral modifications with specialized organs to bring the gametes together.Sex is the queen of problems in evolutionary biologySome systems, such as those used by many reptiles and some fish, use a temperature-dependent sex determination in which the specific temperature during the thermosensitive period of embryonic or larval development determines the offspring’s sex. Some lizards even have the option of either laying eggs or reproducing by live birth. Other reptiles, such as the skink lizard in the family Scincidae, can use both types of reproduction. They can lay eggs to reproduce, or give birth to live young, as mammals do. They achieve live birth by letting the eggs hatch inside the mother’s reproductive tract, which then emerge as live young. Earthworms can reproduce asexually or sexually, depending on if they can find a mate. These are not the only variations in nature that must be explained by evolution. In both ant and bee colonies, for example, there exist two different female types—the workers and the fertile queen—and also several different male types with different roles.Thus, evolutionists have to figure out how each system evolved – a huge problem if all sexually reproducing animals descended from the first single asexually reproducing organism. In spite of gallons of ink spilled in attempting to solve this question, the conclusion of Professor of Biology Graham Bell, written over 35 years ago—and 35 years is a lifetime in science—is still very accurate. He said, “Sex is the queen of problems in evolutionary biology.” Bell said this not because it has not been studied, but becauseno other natural phenomenon has aroused so much interest; certainly none has sowed as much confusion. The insights of Darwin and Mendel, which have illuminated so many mysteries, have so far failed to shed more than a dim and wavering light on the central mystery of sexuality, emphasizing its obscurity by its very isolation. No doubt the roots of this difficulty lie very deep.3As we have learned more about sexuality and life, his statement is actually truer now than when he made it a generation ago. Evolutionists need to explain not only the evolution of sex, but also the origin of the many types of sexual systems existing in the animal world. And no evolutionary pathway has been shown from asexual reproduction to sexual reproduction. Some primitive life forms have comparatively advanced sex systems, and some advanced life forms have simple sex systems.These remain huge problems for Darwinism. One evolutionist wrote under the chapter title of “The Ultimate Existential Absurdity” that evolutionary biologists are teased for their obsession with why sex exists. “Sex is a puzzle that has not yet been solved,” Mark Ridley said; “no one knows why it exists.”4References:1. Jessica K. Abbott, Anna K. Nordén, Bengt Hansson. Sex chromosome evolution: historical insights and future perspectives. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2017; 284 (1854): 20162806 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.28062. Lund University, “Knowledge Gap on the Origin of Sex.” Science Daily, 26 May 2017. Bell, Graham. 1982. The Masterpiece of Nature: The Evolution of Genetics and Sexuality. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.  P. 19.4. Ridley, Mark. 2001. The Cooperative Gene. New York: The Free Press p. 111.Audio version of this article:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Dr. Jerry Bergman, professor, author and speaker, is a contributor to Creation-Evolution Headlines. See his Author Profile for his previous articles.last_img read more

Citigroup, CDC launch Africa Fund

first_img17 January 2007US banking giant Citigroup and UK government-backed CDC Group have together committed US$200-million to Citigroup’s first dedicated African private equity fund, the CVCI Africa Fund.CDC Group will commit an initial $100-million to the fund, with Citigroup Venture Capital International (CVCI) – which will manage the fund – matching CDC’s investments dollar for dollar.“The fund will provide growth capital to larger companies across Africa and will invest alongside CVCI’s managed emerging market private equity funds,” CDC said in a statement on Monday.CDC is a British government-owned fund of funds with assets of £1.6-billion that targets businesses in poorer countries, with an emphasis on Africa and South Asia.According to CDC, its commitment to the CVCI Africa Fund will bring its total investments in Africa to over $830-million since 2004.Investors eye AfricaThe move comes as companies across Africa attract increasing attention from both local and international private equity investors.The African Venture Capital Association said recently that it expected a dramatic increase in the amount of private equity capital invested on the continent since 2004, when deals worth more than $1.3-billion were done.Sunil Nair, CVCI’s MD for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, said the new fund would “seek to capitalise on the growth of African economies, evidenced by high GDP growth.“The investment environment is increasingly attractive given rising political and macroeconomic stability, growing disposable income and economic reform which will particularly benefit sectors such as mining, oil and gas, financial services, infrastructure, transportation and consumer goods,” Nair said in the CDC statement.“We believe that Africa is a high potential market where we can generate attractive returns,” said CVCI head Dipak Rastogi.Individual amounts of between $20-million and $60-million would be invested in companies in both sub-Saharan and North Africa, CDC said.CDC chief executive Richard Laing said investment areas would include infrastructure, natural resources, energy, telecommunications and general manufacturing.Private equity activity in SAThe boom in private equity activity worldwide has been mirrored lately in South Africa, where a number of large corporations – among them Shoprite, Edcon, Alexander Forbes, Consol Glass and Primedia – have attracted bids from private equity players.And according to Business Report, the governments of Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa have intervened to help develop the private equity asset class.“The South African government has established the National Empowerment Fund, which is targeting the black SME sector with investments from R100 000 to R50-million,” Business Report reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Africa ‘can compete globally’

first_img13 June 2007African businesses can become far more competitive, but African governments and their international partners will need to improve access to finance, rebuild infrastructure and strengthen institutions.This is according to the Africa Competitiveness Report 2007, which was released this week at the 17th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, which takes place in Cape Town between 13 and 15 June.The report, jointly compiled by the WEF, the African Development Bank and the World Bank, analyses many aspects of Africa’s business environment and highlights the key issues that hinder improvements in Africa’s competitiveness and job growth.According to a statement issued by the WEF this week, the report includes the rankings of 29 African countries in the Global Competitiveness Index, detailed competitiveness and investment climate profiles, the effect of gender disparities on employment and competitiveness and the role of new technologies in fostering a more dynamic business environment.“Africa has the potential to become a far more competitive player in the global economy,” said the World Bank’s Africa region Vice President, Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili.“The study finds that, while a number of governments have significantly improved the business climate in their countries, the region as a whole has much more to do to make Africa a competitive location for enterprise. These changes in the business climate, together with greater access to finance and new investment in infrastructure, should come together to advance Africa’s drive to develop, create jobs and reduce poverty.”The common themes that emerge from the report are the requirement for sound government policies, the current lack of access to financial services, the need for an improved regulatory environment, poor transportation and energy infrastructure and business having to deal with corruption.The report also points to the growing number of success stories in the region that show the steps countries can take to improve business conditions.Trade and investment is vitalAccording to WEF founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab, the report is an attempt to place the continent in a broader international context and to cast light on the important aspects of development in the region.“The key to the future of African economies is trade and investment and, therefore, the business climate. This is achieved by rallying investors to look at opportunities in African countries differently,” said African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka.“But we must vigorously now deal with the other set of barriers – physical – that means infrastructure. It is crystal clear today that energy shortages, poor roads and inadequate communication between countries and regions constitute a real impediment to the private sector and economic growth and, in the case of energy shortages, threaten to roll back economic achievements of the last six years,” he reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more