Half-time: Aston Villa 1 QPR 1

first_imgQPR conceded a goal seconds before half-time to undo an otherwise excellent 45 minutes at a rain-soaked Villa Park.Jermaine Jenas gave Rangers a deserved lead midway through the half, slotting home after Bobby Zamora’s shot had been saved by keeper Brad Guzan.But Villa pulled level with virtually the last kick of the half, Gabriel Agbonlahor rising above the visiting to defence to power home a header from Matthew Lowton’s cross.QPR, chasing a rare away win, largely dominated proceedings.Guzan made two outstanding stops in the space of a couple of minutes to deny Chris Samba, using his fingertips to turn a header over the bar and later flying to his left to keep out the defender’s driven effort.After Jenas’s goal, Rangers came close to doubling their lead on three occasions.Zamora saw a free-kick whistle inches over the crossbar, Guzan produced another fine stop to deny Loic Remy and Jose Bosingwa’s free-kick hit the post.Villa enjoyed spells of concerted possession but keeper Julio Cesar – back in at the expense of the injured Rob Green – was untroubled until Agbonlahor pounced.QPR: Cesar, Bosingwa, Samba, Hill, Fabio, Park, Mbia, Jenas, Remy, Zamora, Townsend.Subs: Murphy, Taarabt, Wright-Phillips, Mackie, Granero, Onuoha, Hoilett.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Violence Is Natural, Darwinians Say

first_imgThe implications of saying violence is a product of natural selection are disturbing.Lethal violence is rooted deep in our animal ancestry, says Mark Pagel in Nature. “Researchers estimate that the incidence of human lethal violence at the time of the origin of our species was about six times higher than for the average mammal, but about as violent as expected, given our great-ape ancestry.” Well if researchers say it, it must be true, right? The researchers are from Spain, with their Nature paper titled, “The phylogenetic roots of human lethal violence.” Phylogeny is code for universal common ancestry by natural selection, i.e., neo-Darwinism. Pagel makes that clear:One of Charles Darwin’s great insights was that all living things evolve by a process of descent with modification, such that species give rise to daughter species that inherit many of their ancestors’ traits. Comparative biologists can use the family trees (phylogenies) that arise from this process to infer the history of biological evolution, to date past events, and to reconstruct probable ancestral features of species that lived hundreds of thousands to hundreds of millions of years ago.Hopefully the “researchers” were peace-loving when they wrote this. Otherwise, why don’t they act out what their roots tell them is natural? They try to justify peacefulness by saying, “the level of lethal violence has changed through human history and can be associated with changes in the socio-political organization of human populations.” But since gorillas and chimpanzees, our alleged nearest evolutionary neighbors, are violent, they have to believe that humans are just more of the same. Other apes have “socio-political organization” in their populations, too – maybe not as advanced as ours, but evolved nonetheless. One thing neither Pagel or these Spanish researchers can claim is that violence is immoral and peacemaking is desirable. If humans over time have learned to curtail their violent tendencies, the only cause for that is the Stuff Happens Law.Read John West’s book Darwin Day in America to get angry and depressed at the many evil fruits of Darwinism. West describes, for just one instance of many, how the notorious defense attorney Clarence Darrow of Scopes Trial fame got two brutal young murderers, Leopold and Loeb, off the hook by arguing that they were just doing what evolution made them do. This is just one more clear evidence that the teaching of Darwinian evolution as fact as terrible for society. Think also of the Columbine massacre where the two murderers wore T-shirts saying “Natural Selection.” They felt the same as Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, who believed blacks and mentally handicapped people were human weeds that needed to be eradicated. That evil organization just celebrated its 100th anniversary this month. (Note: Hillary Clinton announced in the third Presidential Debate that she would support Planned Parenthood, and did not deny that the unborn have no human rights, even up to the moment of birth.)The evil that Darwinism did to our justice system alone is incalculable. Add to that its evil fruit regarding sexual mores, abortion, law, art, education, and even architecture. Jesus warned, “By their fruits you will know them.” That’s a prime reason for CEH: to expose the evil root that brings evil fruit.Speaking of Columbine, look for the new film documenting the courage of Rachel Scott who died at the hands of the Columbine murderers when she openly affirmed, “Yes, I believe in God.” This film is called “I’m Not Ashamed” and comes out in theaters today.(Visited 97 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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After Effects CC Hidden Features

first_imgDon’t miss out on a few timesaving features of Adobe After Effects CC that flew under the radar. The following video gives a rundown on many of the hidden gems of AE CC.After Effects pro and Premiumbeat friend John Dickinson of Motionworks.net shares some of the best ‘hidden features’ of AE CC. Among the feature additions and changes to After Effects CC that you may have missed:Shift Parenting: holding shift while combining layers will inherent the anchor point of the parent layer…as well as the keyframes.Isolate AE comps that have missing elements: effects, fonts or footage.AE Brainstorm: you can brainstorm gradient colors for text and shapes.Quickly experiment with looks by reversing the colors in a Gradient Ramp.You can now set audio output to ‘auto’.  The file will only output audio if there is audio present in the comp.Enable/disable the ‘render finished’ alert sound.If frames are missing when importing footage, know exactly which ones.You can export  Effects.Reveal a layer in Finder by right-clicking it in the Timeline panel.Keep your project more organized (especially big projects) by using the new “close other timeline panels” feature.Quickly replace a layer with a precomp.Be sure to check out the video to see these features and more, as well as how to access them in Adobe After Effects CC.  Thanks for sharing, John!last_img read more

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KEAM 2018 exam dates released: Know eligibility criteria, other details here

first_imgThe Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE) Kerala has released exam date of the Kerala Engineering Agriculture Medical Entrance Examination (KEAM) 2018.As per the schedule, the KEAM 2018 will be held on April 23 and April 24,  2018.As reported, from 2016 onwards, KEAM exam is held for admission in engineering courses only. For admission in medical and allied health science courses, the students have to appear for National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). For architecture courses, the candidates have to pass the NATA exam.Registration process:The online registration proces for KEAM 2018 will begin soon. CEE Kerala is expected to release the official notification containing important dates, application fee, mode of payment, etc on the official website.Eligibility criteria:Educational qualification:While the detailed notification is expected to be out soon, for this exam, intermediate (class 12) pass candidates from a recognised state board/university with minimum 50 per cent in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics can apply.Age limit:Candidates appearing for this exam must be at least 17 years old as of December 31, 2017. They must also have the minimum educational qualification of having passed 12th standard (or any such equivalent) with a minimum of 50 per cent each in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.Details of examination:Paper I – Physics and Chemistry was held on April 23, 2017 from 10 am to 12:30 pm.Paper II – Mathematics was held on April 24About KEAM:KEAM is a state level entrance examination for the admission to various colleges and institutions located in Kerala state for UG programmes.The exam will be held across the 14 district centers in Kerala, Mumbai, New Delhi and Dubai. Candidates who desire to get admission in the various engineering courses shall have to appear for and qualify in the Kerala engineering entrance examination.advertisementFor more details, candidates can visit the official website.Read: Supreme Court directs UP to promote mainstream education for specially abled childrenRead: Sports enthusiasts in schools to get financial aid by Delhi governmentFor more updates, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at [email protected]last_img read more

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Arson Accused Police Released

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 7 Nov 2014 – Police Officer Mikhail Hinson is a free man this evening… the 24 year old was being held on five counts of arson in the case where one of the new Police jeeps was torched along with four other cars and the Chalk Sound station back door. The case said to be with insufficient evidence to go any further with the matter against Hinson, who had been held since late September — initially in Provo and then he was on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison in Grand Turk. No word yet on his status with the Police Force. Hinson had been suspended for his alleged role in the five fires and this loss for the prosecutor and the police means it is back to square one for the investigation. The public was enraged at the boldness of the incident and destruction of the car and then at the allegation that a police officer was believed responsible. Many thought the case was a slam dunk. Hinson was represented by attorney Ashwood Forbes. Arsonist strikes again, Grand Turk dump site machinery targeted Related Items:arson, ashwood forbes, free man, mikhail hinson Arson suspected in HJ Robinson High fire in Grand Turk; top floor ravaged by flames Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Possible arson, gun allegation, abandoned car; facts in Smith missing persons caselast_img read more

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Homes in wealthier neighborhoods found to harbor more arthropod species

first_imgCredit: David Wagner/public domain Journal information: Biology Letters First study of arthropods in US homes finds huge biodiversity © 2016 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Urban ecologists have been observing how socioeconomics impact species diversity for nearly two decades. Previous studies have determined that higher affluence is frequently associated with more biological diversity across species of plants, birds, bats, and lizards–a phenomenon coined the “luxury effect.” Scientists have only recently begun examining the relationship between socioeconomics and arthropods, a group that includes insects and their close relatives. Arthropods can have six legs (like moths), eight legs (like spiders), or sometimes one hundred legs (like centipedes), and fly or wander from the outside environment into the indoor world. The image above highlights an arthropod often identified indoors: the book louse.”The biodiversity of the indoor environment is still a relatively unexplored area of research,” says Michelle Trautwein, co-author and curator of entomology at the Academy. “Our houses are really permeable and dynamic. Through our studies, we hope to inspire citizens all over the globe to get curious about the species in their everyday lives. We still have so much to learn about indoor ecology and the ever-evolving relationship between humans and arthropods.” Credit: © Matt Bertone of North Carolina State University Explore further (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the California Academy of Sciences and North Carolina State University has found that homes in wealthy neighborhoods tend to harbor more arthropod species than do homes in places that are less affluent. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the team describes how they conducted an arthropod survey of homes from a variety of locations throughout the Raleigh, North Carolina area, what they found and possible reasons for the differences. A common arthropod scientists encounter in the home: the carpet beetle. Credit: © Matt Bertone and North Carolina State University Citation: Homes in wealthier neighborhoods found to harbor more arthropod species (2016, August 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-08-homes-wealthier-neighborhoods-harbor-arthropod.html More information: Misha Leong et al. Exoskeletons and economics: indoor arthropod diversity increases in affluent neighbourhoods, Biology Letters (2016). DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0322AbstractIn urban ecosystems, socioeconomics contribute to patterns of biodiversity. The ‘luxury effect’, in which wealthier neighbourhoods are more biologically diverse, has been observed for plants, birds, bats and lizards. Here, we used data from a survey of indoor arthropod diversity (defined throughout as family-level richness) from 50 urban houses and found that house size, surrounding vegetation, as well as mean neighbourhood income best predict the number of kinds of arthropods found indoors. Our finding, that homes in wealthier neighbourhoods host higher indoor arthropod diversity (consisting of primarily non-pest species), shows that the luxury effect can extend to the indoor environment. The effect of mean neighbourhood income on indoor arthropod diversity was particularly strong for individual houses that lacked high surrounding vegetation ground cover, suggesting that neighbourhood dynamics can compensate for local choices of homeowners. Our work suggests that the management of neighbourhoods and cities can have effects on biodiversity that can extend from trees and birds all the way to the arthropod life in bedrooms and basements.Press release In studying the numbers, the researchers found that the average home in a wealthy neighborhood had approximately 100 different species of arthropods in it, whereas those in less expensive neighborhoods had roughly half that number. The researchers suggest the discrepancy is due to differences in the environment outside of the homes. Richer neighborhoods tend to have houses with lush gardens and parks and the people that live there tend to expend more time and money on them resulting in more places for bugs to breed. Most people know that sometimes bugs get into their houses—flies, ants, mosquitoes and other insects are quite common, though most people do their best to get rid of them. What most people probably do not know is that a lot of other types of bugs live in their home as well—most of which they never see. Many of these bugs are arthropods—invertebrate animals such as spiders, crustaceans and other insects. In this new effort, the researchers sought to learn more about the diversity of these bugs in homes. They note also that prior studies had found that richer neighborhoods tended to have more plant and animal diversity in areas outside of the home. For this study, they wanted to know what was going on inside.As the researchers also note, few studies have looked at biodiversity in the home, which is unfortunate as people spend on average 90 percent of their time indoors—which means sharing space with a plethora of other creatures. To gain some perspective, the researchers fanned out across the city of Raleigh asking homeowners if they would allow a survey to be conducted—the team wound up gaining access to approximately 50 homes, all within forty miles of the downtown area, from a variety of neighborhoods.last_img read more

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TMC MP attempts suicide jail staff suspended

first_imgGhosh’s condition is now stable. He was hospitalised on Friday after he complained of feeling unwell, police said. Ghosh on November 10 threatened to commit suicide if others involved in the swindle were not arrested within three days.Banerjee on Friday said in the state assembly the superintendent of Presidency Jail, attending doctor, nurse and on-duty staff of the hospital have been suspended.Police said Ghosh claimed “before jail authorities that he had consumed sleeping pills”. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI”We are waiting for jail authorities to confirm if it is an attempt to suicide, after which we will proceed accordingly,” Deputy Commissioner of South Division Murlidhar Sharma told IANS.The Trinamool MP was shifted to SSKM Hospital around 3 AM.”Kunal Ghosh’s condition is stable now. He is responding to treatment and speaking. His stomach was cleared on arrival (at hospital) and he was given a liquid diet also,” said Sumanjit Roy, Deputy Commissioner, Detective Department. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: Kovind”The circumstances under which he said he was unwell are still under inquiry and whether there was any attempted suicide or not is yet to be ascertained,” said Sharma.Ghosh, who headed Saradha media arm before being arrested in November last year, has been alleging the involvement of several leaders of the ruling Trinamool Congress, including its top brass.He also urged the court to disallow anyone from meeting him in the jail, lest he be “dissuaded or influenced”.Asserting that he was framed, Ghosh alleged the investigation was been influenced and demanded to know what action has been taken against those who started the ponzi schemes.last_img read more

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NDITA looks to tune up traffic management

first_imgKolkata: A brainstorming session to improve traffic management in Sector V, Bengal’s IT hub, was held in the office of Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA) on Friday.Sector V has come up as a major IT hub and thousands of people come here for work every day. NDITA has already taken several steps to improve its traffic system. The meeting was chaired by Debashis Sen, NDITA chairman and representatives of SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers). Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataSIAM has decided to observe 2019-20 as the National Road Safety Year. This was resolved in their December 2018 annual CSR Conclave. They intend to roll out in seven cities of the country in the first instance, namely Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. Their idea is to create a cross-sectoral task force along with urban planners, police, transportation managers, NGOs, driving schools, automobile manufacturers, schools and SIAM. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateNKDA and NDITA would identify one stretch each that would be developed as model stretches. They gave an example of how in Gurgaon, just pruning a few trees that hid traffic signages from motorists’, has reduced road accidents by 20 percent. In another example, a wide traffic junction was made narrower, which has prevented lane crossings in haphazard manner at vulnerable sections and thus improved traffic safety by 15 percent. A pilot project is the ideal start where one or two stretches will be identified by NKDA and NDITA. There should be an area that can be fully controlled, monitored, measured and audited. SIAM will soon submit a formal proposal based on the discussion that was held on Friday. The areas that will be given importance include urban planning, infrastructure planning, maintenance and upgradation of both transport and pedestrians.last_img read more

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