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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Despite leading 8-0 at the start of the set, the Lady Tamaraws had a hard time knocking out the Lady Warriors as the girls in red-and-white slowly chipped away at the lead and drew closer at 12-9.FEU held a 24-18 lead but the Lady Warriors managed to score twice more with Laizah Ann Bendong scoring on a drop ball to make it 24-20.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJerrili Malabanan, however, has had enough of UE’s persistence and finished off the Lady Warriors with an off-the-block kill.With his team on the verge capturing a twice-to-beat advantage, FEU head coach George Pascua said he wants his team to maintain their pace as they head on to face National University for the Lady Tamaraws’ final elimination game. “The objective is to get that twice-to-beat advantage and I told them once we play well we can get one of the top two spots,” said Pascua whose team won its third straight game. “Basically speaking, the twice-to-beat advantage will be our gift to ourselves for playing well.”Celine Domingo led all scorers with 16 points for FEU while Bernadeth Pons and Jeanette Villareal added 13 points apiece.Mary Ann Mendrez and Shaya Adorador both had 11 points to lead the 2-11 Lady Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Lady Tamaraws. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University moved closer to a twice-to-beat advantage after easily dispatching also-ran University of the East, 25- 17, 25-15, 25-20, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Tamaraws improved to a 9-4 record, tied with Ateneo at the second spot of the standings, and are assured of at least a playoff with the Lady Eagles for the no. 2 seed in case they end the eliminations with the same win-loss cards.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Sky is the limit’ for this batch of Batang Gilas
The Royal Canadian Legion is hosting a Dart Tournament at it’s building this weekend. Picture: Amber DavyCompetetors are playing singles for today, while Sunday is the team competition. Picture: Amber DavyIndy the Cockatoo poses for the camera on the rail outside the Royal Canadian Legion. Picture: Amber Davy- Advertisement –Families take advantage of the weather by spending time at Matthew’s Park. Picture: Amber Davy
The Highlanders, who finished second in the Freeway League, earned their trip after scoring back-to-back 5-2 wins over Santa Ana Calvary Chapel and Santa Monica. La Habra (17-5-3) is led by Carly Clements, who was impressive in both playoff wins. She had two goals in the win over Calvary Chapel and followed it up with a four-goal effort against Santa Monica. La Habra and La Mirada high schools continue their quest for a CIF-Southern Section Division III girls soccer title with quarterfinal road games today. La Habra travels to Riverside to face Martin Luther King, while La Mirada visits the Palos Verdes peninsula to face Chadwick. Both games are scheduled for 3 p.m. starts. King (14-3-8) scored a 1-0 victory over Fullerton on Tuesday. La Mirada (17-9-2) is coming of a tough 1-0 victory over Norco. The Matadores are led by freshman forward Natalia Ledezma, sophomore midfielder/forward Lauren Cope and senior midfielder/defender Sha Wheeler. Prep League champion Chadwick (17-1-2) advanced by beating Garden Grove Pacifica on penalty kicks. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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Manuel Lanzini 1 West Ham have been dealt yet another injury blow with news Manuel Lanzini could be out for up to six weeks with a thigh problem.Lanzini missed Saturday’s goalless draw at Old Trafford, and the club confirmed the extent of the Argentinian’s injury on Tuesday.The 22-year-old has impressed for the Hammers since his arrival on loan from Al-Jazira in Abu Dhabi over the summer, netting four goals in 12 games, including against Liverpool on his Premier League debut.Lanzini’s attacking form came at a critical time for West Ham, with the Argentine stepping in the boots of French playmaker Dimitri Payet after he was ruled out with a long-term ankle injury in November.But the club have now confirmed Lanzini has joined Payet on the sidelines after he picked up a quadriceps problem in training.It leaves the Hammers worryingly short of attacking flair, with the on-loan star becoming the fourth forward on the club’s injury list. Diafra Sakho [thigh] and Enner Valencia [ankle] are also out, while Victor Moses is still sweating on the results of a scan on his hamstring.“West Ham United can confirm that Manuel Lanzini could be ruled out for up to six weeks with a quadriceps injury,” a statement issued on Tuesday morning read.“The Argentinian attacking midfielder suffered the thigh injury in training ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Manchester United.“Lanzini underwent a scan on Monday and will now begin a period of rehabilitation which is expected to keep him out of first-team action for a period of up to six weeks.”
North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council will hold a board election, 7 p.m. Thursday in the recreation room at the Park Plaza Apartments, 6755 Rhodes Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 982-2174. Mission Hills Neighborhood Council, 6 p.m. June 13 in the auditorium at San Jose Street Elementary School, 14928 Clymer St., Mission Hills. Call (818) 892-2414 or see www.mhnc.org. Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. June 13 at Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center, 10631 Vinedale St., Sun Valley. Call (818) 767-6766. Northridge West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. June 13 in the auditorium at Beckford Avenue Elementary School, 19130 Tulsa St., Northridge. Call (818) 886-8028. Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. June 14 at Parkman Middle School, 20800 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 713-8600 or see www.woodlandhillscouncil.org. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. June 19 at Canoas Banquet Hall, use rear entrance, 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see www.resedacouncil,org. Arleta Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. June 20 in the auditorium at Beachy Elementary School, 9757 Beachy Ave., Arleta. Call (818) 896-5860. Pacoima Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. June 21 in the community room at the Pacoima Youth and Family Center, 11243 Glenoaks Blvd., Pacoima. Call (818) 590-4792. Panorama City Neighborhood Council (forming), 6:30 p.m. June 22 in the second floor meeting room at the Mission Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 374-9895. Notices of neighborhood council meetings are published every Monday. Send information two weeks in advance, including time, date, location and a phone number. Fax to (818) 713-0058 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2North Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 or see www.northhillswest.org. West Van Nuys-Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 7412 Balboa Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 374-9883 or see www.wvnlbnc.org. Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils meeting to start candidate selection from North Valley and South Valley planning areas for review commission on neighborhood councils, 6 p.m. Thursday in the Carlas Cafe at CBS Studios, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 768-8342. Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council, 6 p.m. Thursday at Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Ave., Granada Hills. Call (818) 321-6259 or see www.OldGranadaHills.org. Sylmar Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium at Hubbard Street Elementary School, 13325 Hubbard St., Sylmar. Call (818) 833-8737. North Hills East Neighborhood Council (forming), 7 p.m. today at the Valley Korean Central Presbyterian Church, 15204 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 891-0060. Greater Valley Glen Council, 7 p.m. today in the faculty cafeteria at Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen. Call (818) 772-4842 or see www.GVGC.us. Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 464-3511. West Hills Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday at the 911 Communication Center, 23001 Roscoe Blvd., West Hills. Call (818) 719-8656 or see www.westhillsnc.org.
There will be a fundraising walk and run in the Loughanure area today in aid of the Loughanure cross lighting which includes the maintenance and upkeep of the cross itself.Registration will be at Casadh an tSugain car park from 12 noon and the walk/run commences at 1 p.m.The route will see the runners and walkers heading via the Glen Road to the Loughanure Gatehouse and talking a left over the old railway line. At this point the walkers will exit left on the first slip road, while the runners will continue to the second left exit (at the Cruckakeehan crossroads). Both routes will take the walkers on to the main n56 road where they will turn left towards Loughanure village finishing at Casadh an tSugain.Entry fee for both runners and walkers is €5 for adults and €2 for anyone under-14.Refreshments will be served in Casadh an tSugain for all participants. FUNDRAISING WALK/RUN TAKES PLACE IN AID OF LOUGHANURE CROSS was last modified: December 28th, 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:FUNDRAISING WALKLOUGHANURE CROSS
BOSTON — With a new twist in Erik Karlsson’s injury saga, Gus Nyquist’s addition and the passing of the NHL’s trade deadline, it’s a perfect day to turn the stage over to Sharks territory.The Sharks entered Wednesday’s action trailing the Calgary Flames by five points for first place in the Pacific Division with just 18 games left on the schedule. In the meantime, several of the Sharks Western Conference rivals — the Vegas Golden Knights, the Winnipeg Jets and the Nashville Predators — …
The first slew of scientific papers from the Mars Exploration Rover mission appeared in Science Dec. 3,1 with the focus of interest on Opportunity’s evidence for past water at Meridiani, because Spirit found only “volcanic rock rubble and inorganic soils” in the presumed lakebed at Gusev Crater. Jeffrey Kargel (U.S. Geological Survey) sums up the 11 reports this way:2The analyzed rocks mainly consist of iron oxides and hydrated magnesium, calcium, and iron sulfates; they were deposited in or altered by salty, acidic water, perhaps a sea. Together with orbital observations, the reports for the first time document the geology and geochemistry of a martian hydrological event. The results indicate aqueous sedimentation or aqueous alteration and are consistent with models of a warmer, wetter martian past.Some of the features, like polygonal cracks, could have a non-aqueous explanation, such as repetitive freezing and thawing of ice, he admits, and the laminae could be explained by “ultracold concentrated acid solutions.” The consensus view, however, involves cycles of wetting and drying, with minerals spending a good deal of time soaking in water. But water, water everywhere was surely none to drink: “The mineral jarosite detected at Meridiani Planum requires highly acidic conditions,” he says, and the other minerals are consistent with an acid brine environment: “The mineral assemblage and chemistry is typical of acid mine drainage systems affected by sulfide oxidation …. Does martian geochemistry resemble a global acid mine pollution site of ochre and sulfate mineralization?” he asks. Now that scientists believe there was some water for some time, how does this bode for hopes life existed in the past, and perhaps survives to this day on the red planet? The ESA’s Mars Express found methane, he reminds us, which could be a biomarker (see 11/14/2004 headline). Kargel can’t rule it out, but it seems a stretch:Could martian methane be formed by life? Might Meridiani Planum’s salts be linked through life and water to regional concentrations of methane? Life exists on Earth at acidities and salinities comparable to those inferred for Meridiani Planum. A cold acid-sulfate geochemical model of Meridiani Planum overlaps with some models of the ocean on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons where life could exist. Such “extreme environments” are rare on Earth, but may be common elsewhere. Few terrestrial species tolerate conditions that are simultaneously supercold, salty, and acidic; none of those that can survive such extremes also generate methane, but maybe on Mars they do, or maybe martian methanogens live in more alkaline and reducing regions.Opportunity’s ORV racetrack resembles no other place on earth, but it resembles somewhat the Rio Tinto acid mine drainage in Spain, which has specialized microbes. Nevertheless, “Mars may never have been very earth-like,” he sighs, and “Although Meridiani Planum provides a record of aqueous processes, it might be a poor astrobiological site.” The paper by Squyres et al.3 on the evidence for water, hopeful as it begins, explains why. It says that, although “High acidity and salinity do not pose insurmountable challenges to microbial life on Earth,” the organisms that survive it are specially built: “Such organisms, however, belong to specialized populations that have evolved to survive in highly acidic or saline environments. It is less clear,” therefore, “that such conditions are suitable for the kinds of prebiotic chemical reactions commonly invoked to explain the origin of life” (see 09/17/2002 headline on problems with salt). Not only that, but there’s another challenge any incipient life would have faced. Rover Opportunity found wind-driven sand among the assumed water-deposited minerals. This suggests that “ water on Meridiani Planum may have been regionally extensive but temporally discontinuous, increasing the difficulty of biological persistence over long time intervals.” What does the debate about Martian water and life mean to us at home, who live on a privileged planet, where life is found in every environment from acid mine drainages to the lush thickness of tropical rain forests? The remote plausibility of any life on Mars contrasts sharply with what we observe on Earth, where living things thrive in the sea, in the desert, in caves, in the mountains, in the air, and on bustling freeways filled with humans driving to work, including scientists heading to NASA centers and universities, eager to read the latest radio signals from their distant robotic emissaries. How will we interpret the answer to the question: is there, or was there ever, life on Mars? Kargel concludes his summary with the alternatives:The possible future discovery of life (or fossil life) beyond Earth, anticipated for millennia, would complete the Galilean revolution that removed Earth and its life from the center of the universe. Alternatively, if we search martian aqueous deposits and find them barren, then Earth might be seen as the only land of the living for light-years around. Methane and salts may then provide humans with raw materials for building a new civilization on Mars and with an increased respect for life on our own planet.1Linda Rowan, “Opportunity Runneth Over,” Science, Vol 306, Issue 5702, 1697, 3 December 2004, [DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5702.1697].2Jeffrey S. Kargel, “Proof for Water, Hints of Life?” Science, Vol 306, Issue 5702, 1689-1691, 3 December 2004, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1105533].Someone send Kargel a copy of The Privileged Planet video; he’s got Galileo and Copernicus and their views mixed up. They were creationists and put God at the supreme position in creation, not man; Earth was a “cosmic sump” where the dregs and filth descended, and Satan was at the center of the Earth. Moving Earth to the status of a planet was a promotion, not a demotion, explains Dennis Danielson (editor of The Book of the Cosmos) in the film. So here we stand, after centuries of wishful speculation, and after years of eager anticipation and certainty by some scientists that the rovers were going to find a waterbed of life on Mars, and they find the equivalent of a salty acid mine drainage. Yuck; sic the EPA on this place. If we were microbes, we would look for better real estate. Just because some microbes manage to get along under those conditions on Earth doesn’t mean they originated there. That’s the point some astrobiologists tend to forget. Earth’s acid- and salt-loving bacteria have elaborate molecular machinery to help them cope with the poison. It’s the last place any knowledgeable astrochemist would choose to have life come into being. The Mars of 2004, now in much clearer focus, is dramatically different from that of Percival Lowell, H.G. Wells and Carl Sagan. It’s a toxic, dry, freezing wasteland that only a wishful-thinking astrobiologist could hope would provide company for the cosmically lonely humans who seek fellowship with aliens rather than a Creator. They don’t have to wait for proof Mars is lifeless; with what we know already, it is profoundly a time for “increased respect for life on our own planet.” The next logical step should be increased reverence for the Creator of planets and life.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0