Coral Daily Download – England and Australia to play out draw in final Ashes Test?

first_imgNicola McGeady joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds. Coral’s PR manager previews the final Ashes Test, which begins at The Oval today, and says there has been much interest in the 3/1 offered on England and Australia playing out a draw.She also looks ahead to today’s racing at York and says she fully expects Southampton [1/3] to win their Europa League qualifier against FC Midtjylland tonight.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

ADVENTURER JASON BLACK CAUGHT IN SEVERE SNOW STORM IN MT MCKINLEY CHALLENGE

first_imgApologies for the lack of blogs due to Jason being stuck in the storm with very little coverage. Jason Black has encountered a number of challenges in his attempt to scale Mt McKinley.Alaskan rangers have reported that the weather that this snow storm has brought is the worst they’ve seen in over 20 years.On Thursday 29th May, Jason made his way back to camp 1 in an effort to await better weather conditions. After a grueling 8 days waiting between Camp2 & Camp1, Jason eventually ran out of food and fuel supplies.On Sunday 1st June, Jason sent a message home saying “l’ve been under so much bad weather pressure that I’m out of food at camp 1.“I’m going back down to base camp for food I left for way out.“Going to head back in for 1 final attempt. “Times really against me and it is unreal  and hard to believe, it’s super tough.“It isnt the mountain ahead that wears me out its the pebble in my shoe.“I haven’t seen darkness since entering Artic circle, bright 24/7.“Love to all J.In another message Jason said ”I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my wife Sharon and manager Philip Ward together with all staff for affording me this opportunity to follow my dream by covering my ass at work while i’m away. A huge thanks also to all those who sponsored me as without your generous support this expedition would not have been possible.Clicking the following web address link will direct you to Jason’s Route Tracker https://share.delorme.com/jasonblackJason’s most recent blog below, was posted on June 4th.Mother nature takes its toll on Mt McKinle Mt McKinley you are making my life hell and back.After everything endured & a break in weather we give the grueling West Rib a final stab. 7hrs of -15 freezing temperatures.We scaled 3000ft through dreaded death valley by now loaded seracs peer down.I travelled as freezing temps holds avalanche creep.At arriving at the head of the glacier , climbing was so difficult as soon as we tackled the Blue lce Head Wall -100s meters straight up & the gateway to the rib ridge within the eery silence it became obvious it was not passable and within a deadly assassin ready to strike.The severe weeks snow storms took its tole , leaving us to retreat with its West Rib approach to the summit.Returning down to camp 1 frustrated after 11 painful hours breaking deep snow trail & climbing focused on success.Need to sleep now & see tomorrow’s plan.Sorry for the pain i feel it big time.Obstacle needs a solution. No mountain too high , no problem too big to conquer. Love you all , J x’“Had a good sleep & realistic talk with myself , the only option available now is the West Buttress.Not what i came here to do, factors at this stage to consider is weather, clear till Wednesday.Snow on its way again, I still need to build time 2 allow acclimatize as I climb & time before flights out of here.summit success needs all these perfect with no glitches.For now thats it grim outlook but positive & strong.Food today has helped aid recovery.Arctic has proved a real test this expedition has thrown everything it possibly could at me the big one being 20yr record snows trapping me for 8 days then allowing 2 days for avalanche settle i guess same as life and real world.Life in this world tests your real self belief & applying life skills seldom used daily back home a resilience we have all built in. J’ADVENTURER JASON BLACK CAUGHT IN SEVERE SNOW STORM IN MT MCKINLEY CHALLENGE was last modified: June 5th, 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:FeaturesJason BlackMt McKinleynewslast_img read more

Giants again forced to tweak outfield plan due to limited production

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants haven’t had the luxury of exercising patience with many of their inexperienced outfielders this year, but the club continues to show faith in center fielder Steven Duggar.The 25-year-old rewarded the front office and coaching staff with his fourth home run of the season on Tuesday, a two-run shot into the right center field arcade in a 6-5 Giants win at Oracle Park.The Giants designated Opening Day corner outfielders Connor Joe and Michael Reed within the first …last_img

Giants starter Johnny Cueto discusses setback, when he could pitch again

first_imgST. LOUIS — The Giants remain optimistic that Johnny Cueto will take the mound for the team before the end of the 2019 season.Debuting against the Dodgers this weekend, however, is now out of the question.Manager Bruce Bochy revealed Tuesday that Cueto is dealing with back tightness that will force him to push back his first start of the year. Cueto was lined up to pitch in Los Angeles this weekend, but he will now throw a bullpen at Dodger Stadium before the Giants determine when he might …last_img

Cilium Likened to GPS

first_imgA story on Science Daily says that the primary cilium, a protrusion on most human cells that looks like an antenna, acts like a GPS system.  They “orient cells to move in the right direction and at the speed needed to heal wounds, much like a Global Positioning System helps ships navigate to their destinations.”    Not only that, says Soren T. Christensen (U of Copenhagen): “What we are dealing with is a physiological analogy to the GPS system with a coupled autopilot that coordinates air traffic or tankers on open sea.”  What happens is that the ciliar antennae act like beacons for an essential clotting factor.  They orient themselves to steer fibroblast cells to the wound site, promoting repair.  “The really important discovery is that the primary cilium detects signals, which tell the cells to engage their compass reading and move in the right direction to close the wound.”    This exciting discovery falsifies an old evolutionary canard.  “Protruding through the cell membrane, primary cilia occur on almost every non-dividing cell in the body,” the article ended.  “Once written off as a vestigial organelle discarded in the evolutionary dust, primary cilia in the last decade have risen to prominence as a vital cellular sensor at the root of a wide range of health disorders, from polycystic kidney disease to cancer to left-right anatomical abnormalities.”Great!  Another wonderful design-based discovery to beat down the Darwinists for their science-stopping assumptions.  Let’s pile these up for Darwin Day.  What a show it will be: Charlie will get boos, hisses and rotten tomatoes, while crowds gather at the ID show to see who gets gets Nobel Prizes and Breakthroughs of the Year (12/19/2008).Project:  Browse through our 2008 stories for all the examples of Darwinism being an impediment to scientific progress, then list them after a quote by Eugenie Scott claiming that creationism is a science-stopper.  Then list all the major discoveries stemming from the search for design.  Your only challenge will be having too much material.(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 21, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180321_RyanMartinThe biggest story this morning is the snow that is flying across the state. Plentiful cold air is blasting into the region, and we have snow moving through associated with an upper level low pressure circulation. This wrap around moisture holds over the state through this afternoon, although the heaviest snows in western and SW Ohio are already winding down, having happened overnight. Snow accumulations of a coating to 3 or 4” are likely with 80% coverage through today, and we may even see some slightly higher totals, as more moisture has wrapped into the upper low. The map above is cumulative snow totals from last evening through this evening. Snow ends this evening as the nor’easter for the east coast moves north and out to sea. Temps remain cold for tomorrow and Friday, though. Sunshine will slowly return, and we should be dry through Friday.Our next system is still on track for a Saturday midday arrival, and it will linger through the first half of Sunday. We are still looking at .25”-5” rain totals over the region this weekend, but should miss out on the heavier stuff back to the west, as the track of moisture is more southeast into Kentucky. We still think that cold air will be the bigger part of this story for Sunday and that we have to leave wet snow in the forecast as the system moves out. Minor accumulations are likely, meaning this start to spring will be nothing spring, and almost everything like winter!Dry for Monday of next week, but we have another system coming in for overnight Monday night through Tuesday. This event can bring .25”-.75” precipitation to 70% of the state, with the heaviest action seen over central and southwest Ohio. Models are less confident in how the pattern unfolds from there, bringing moisture in sooner for Wednesday and less moisture for Thursday. At this point, we think it best to look at the entire midweek period next week and say we expect 2 waves of moisture to come through. Totals will be anywhere from .1”-.6” with 70% coverage…but timing of each wave is a little up in the air. We should still be on track to get a dry day in for next Friday.Moderate to heavy rains arrive for Easter weekend on the 31st and 1st. We are raising rain totals to .5”- 2” over 100% of the state. This will be a very moisture laden system. But then we go dry for the 2nd through the 5th for the remainder of the extended forecast window.last_img read more

Google Glass Users Can Now Upload Directly To YouTube With Fullscreen BEAM

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … readwrite Related Posts Fullscreen, a media company founded in 2011 and built entirely on YouTube, announced Friday afternoon the first Google Glass YouTube app, letting users seamlessly upload video directly to the service. The app is called BEAM and it also gives users the option to share the URL via Twitter with the automatic #throughglass hashtag. Prior to Fullscreen’s app, Glass users were restricted to sharing video through their Google+ accounts. Check out Fullscreen’s video below: Tags:#Google Glass#now#social media#twitter#YouTube Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement And here is the company’s step-by-step breakdown of how to broaden Glass’ video-sharing reach: Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img

Gov’t Making Significant Investments in Banana Production

first_imgMinister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Roger Clarke, says the Government has entered into a $100 million arrangement with Jamaica Producers, the island’s largest distributors of banana chips and ripe bananas. The loan is tied to the local farmers providing bananas to Jamaica Producers for the production of chips. In addition, he disclosed that the Ministry has set aside a  $12.5 million facility, to enable banana farmers to access loans at five per cent interest rate. The Minister was addressing the Social Development Commission’s Parish Forum on Thursday, February 21, at St. Mary High School. He noted that over the past two years, up to US$8 million in banana chips has been imported into the country. “That must not happen, it must stop,” Minister Clarke said.  He noted that the Ministry of Finance and Planning has since added stamp duty of 15 per cent on the importation of those chips. In the meantime, Minster Clarke said the parish of St. Mary once again poised to play a critical role in the country’s agricultural development. He noted that St. Mary is often blessed with rainfall when other areas are experiencing drought, and that the Ministry is looking to capitalize on this advantage, to enable farmers to produce more. Minister Clarke revealed that the government has earmarked $50 million to provide farmers with seeds. Additionally, they will pay subsidised rates of 50 per cent for fertiliser, as a means of boosting agricultural output. He said farmers need to “up the ante and produce in a serious way”, crops such as ginger, cocoa and turmeric. “We are going to make St. Mary again become a serious agricultural production area,” he added. Additionally, the parish is set to benefit from a $45 million crop production programme, being spearheaded by the Ministry. The initiative is aimed at assisting farmers to mitigate the serious effects of drought, and to boost production. Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, who also addressed the forum, noted that some 1,000 plantain and banana farmers in St. Mary, who are registered with the Banana Board and the Rural Agricultural Development Agency (RADA) are already benefitting from the provision of fertiliser and insecticide, under the European Union’s $13.5 million Banana Support Programme.     The Prime Minister said that the Government is doing its best to help farmers in Portland, upper St. Andrew, and St. Mary to get back on their feet after the adverse effects of Hurricane Sandy. St. Mary, for decades, has been a prime location for banana cultivation in Jamaica. However, the parish has been affected by a series of natural disasters over the years, the most recent of which was Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed some 93 per cent of the banana crop.last_img read more