By Lonnie WheatleyPEORIA, Ariz. (July 11) – Steve Stultz stole the spotlight by winning Saturday night’s IMCA Modified feature that headlined the fourth annual Summer Sizzle event atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.Stultz raced from the front row outside to capture his first 9th World Vapor IMCA Modified win ahead of Bubba Stafford with points leader Garrett Funk climbing from 12th to capture the show position.Jason Noll and John Parmeley rounded out the top five.
New striker Rickie Lambert believes Liverpool will quickly find their rhythm having got a first win on the board early. A hard-fought 2-1 home victory over Southampton got Brendan Rodgers’ side under way but it seemed a long way from the devastating performances which tore opponents to shreds last season. Next up are Manchester City, who pipped them to the title in the final week, but Lambert believes the Reds will soon pick up the tempo. “It was definitely a goal and he’s managed to push it on to the underside of the bar.” Lambert found himself in the unique position of being applauded by both sets of fans as he made his way onto the pitch with the 32-year-old former Reds trainee still warmly regarded by supporters of the club he served so well. “It was strange to come on against your old team-mates. I haven’t had many situations like that in may career but you have to be as professional as you can,” he added. “It was special from the Liverpool fans making my debut, which was a dream, and it was special from Southampton fans who showed a lot of respect and appreciation.” There was not the same appreciation from Dejan Lovren, another former Saint who made his Liverpool debut – the third, Adam Lallana is recovering from a knee injury. The Croatian was booed throughout by fans who were unhappy with the way he handled his exit after just a season on the south coast but it did not appear to affect his performance. “I thought Lovren was excellent,” said Rodgers. “It is always difficult when you play against your old team. If you have nine or 10 things to think about, when you play your old team you have 20. “He is a real leader and he was excellent.” Southampton boss Ronald Koeman was equally happy with the performance of Schneiderlin, who has been angling for a move to Tottenham to be reunited with ex-Saints coach Mauricio Pochettino. “I think it was good for him. He is player of Southampton and he will continue playing for Southampton,” said the Dutchman. “He changed his mind and mentality and he showed that this week. “He showed his qualities and he is very strong for the team. It was normal for me to put him in the line up.” “I don’t think we played badly, I just don’t think it was as fluid as Liverpool can play,” said the England international, who made his debut against his former side with a late substitute appearance. “But I thought the first goal (from Raheem Sterling) was excellent: a great pass from Jordan (Henderson) and a good finish and after some pressure from Southampton we came strong and got the win. “It was a really hard game and it was a great three points. The first game is always nervous, you are never quite as sharp as you want to be. “The first game everyone is excited and desperate to win and you are not sure how you are going to play and the quicker you can get that win the better. “It makes you get into your rhythm a bit easier and faster. “The win is perfect but we now have a few hard games coming up.” Like last season, when Simon Mignolet saved a last-minute penalty against Stoke to hold on to three points, it could have been so different had the goalkeeper not produced a brilliant late save from Morgan Schneiderlin. “It was one of the best saves I’ve seen,” added Lambert. Press Association
THE United States exploded for all the goals in the second half to earn a 5-0 win over Jamaica in the 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 football Championship opener on Sunday at the Estadio Maracana.The result provisionally moved the Americans into first place in Group C, with two-time defending champions Mexico and El Salvador scheduled to square off later in the day.After an entertaining – but scoreless – first half, the U.S. went ahead 1-0 in the 53rd minute, when Chris Durkin headed in from the edge of the six-yard box off George Acosta’s left-sided corner kick.From that point on, it became the Ayo Akinola show. The 17-year-old Toronto FC product assisted on Tim Weah’s goal in the 77th minute to make it 2-0 and then struck for a brace, netting in the 88th minute and from distance spectacularly in the second minute of stoppage time.The outstanding Josh Sargent assisted on Akinola’s first goal and extended the advantage to 3-0 himself in the 87th minute.Both sides return to action tomorrow as Jamaica will look to bounce back against El Salvador, followed by a meeting between Mexico and the USA. (Sportsmax)
0Shares0000AFC Leopards forward Ezekiel Odera poses with his March SJAK Player of the Month Award alongside new coach Radolfo Zapata and outgoing coach Dennis Kitambi on April 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24- On March 2 as he sat quietly in the AFC Leopards team bus on their way to Awendo to face Sony Sugar, forward Ezekiel Odera received the most devastating news; his ailing mother had passed on.For anyone, that would be crushing news but for Odera, he took it bravely and when Ingwe played the sugar millers two days later, he hit the opening goal and played part in the second as AFC ran off 2-0 winners. “It was shocking to receive the news on the way and I didn’t tell anyone, even my teammates. After the match, that’s when I told them. I told myself that if my mum would have been alive, her wish would have been for me to play,” Odera explained.“I decided to continue playing since staying at home would have been harder emotionally because of all people coming to say sorry and all. I decided to soldier on for her,” the former KCB and Gor Mahia forward further stated.His decision to keep playing proved to be a masterstroke as he went on to score three other goals in the month of March and provided two assists, form that has seen him awarded as the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) player of the month for March.He is the first AFC Leopards player to win the award since its inception.AFC Leopards forward Ezekiel Odera is congratulated by teammates Robinson Kamura and Duncan Otieno after picking his March SJAK Player of the Month Award on April 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I dedicate this award to her (mother), my teammates and the coaches who helped me to stay strong in that time. It was a difficult period for me and the daily words from the coaches and mates helped me through it,” Odera noted.The 30-year old won the coveted gong ahead of Mathare United’s Cliff Nyakeya and Elvis Rupia of Nzoia Sugar who equally performed well in March, garnering eleven votes to Nyakeya’s seven while Rupia polled six.Odera scored for Leopards in victories over Sony Sugar, Mathare United, Wazito and Kakamega Homeboyz.His challengers for the gong, Nyakeya had three goals and an assist that helped keep Mathare United on the league summit. Rupia’s four goals were instrumental in lifting Nzoia from the relegation pit.With the award, Odera who has hit the back of the net six times already hopes he can challenge for the golden boot. The closest he has come to the award was when he was runner up during his breakout season at KCB in 2010.New AFC Leopards coach Radolfo Zapata congratulates forward Ezekiel Odera after picking his March SJAK Player of the Month Award on April 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I am now more experienced and I am playing in a bigger team so I believe I have a good chance. I have started the season well and I am only two goals behind the leader. I need to keep working hard and ultimately I want to give a shot at that golden boot,” the soft-spoken forward added.Outgoing coach Dennis Kitambi was full of praise for the forward, saying the results came through because of his sheer hard work.“His work ethic is good and this is a reward you get for that. At least it will give the team motivation moving forward and hopefully now we get back to winning ways,” said Kitambi who will hand over the mantle to Argentine Radolfo Zapata from May 1.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Redding >> There wasn’t much to celebrate Saturday evening at Shasta College when the South team, including eight players from Mercy and Los Molinos, battled the North squad in the Lions All Star 8-man football game.The South was shut out 56-0 in the lopsided affair, despite strong performances from Mercy’s Al House, Bryce Baer and Richie Borges and Los Molinos’ Tyler Winter.Other standouts for the South squad were Greenville’s Ray Bustamante, Elk Creek’s Jared Burrow and Loyalton’s Luke …
(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 It’s long been a mystery why cells use one hand of two-handed molecules, like left-handed amino acids and right-handed sugars. A new proposal solves the mystery, explaining how this phenomenon called homochirality arises naturally. Wait a minute…“Life scientists unlock mystery of how ‘handedness’ arises,” announced a headline on PhysOrg. Dr. Thomas G. Mason, a professor of chemistry and physics at UCLA, was fascinated by the long-standing mystery of how life chooses one hand over the other when either “isoform” is equally probable. “Why many of the important functional molecules in our bodies almost always occur in just one chiral form when they could potentially exist in either is a mystery that has confounded researchers for years,” the article said.So what is his solution? Surprisingly, it’s entropy – something we usually associate with disorder and randomness.“It’s quite bizarre,” Mason said. “You’re starting with achiral components — triangles — which undergo Brownian motion and you end up with the spontaneous formation of super-structures that have a handedness or chirality. I would never have anticipated that in a million years.”….”We discovered that just two physical ingredients — entropy and particle shape — are enough to cause chirality to appear spontaneously in dense systems,” Mason said. “In my 25 years of doing research, I never thought that I would see chirality occur in a system of achiral objects driven by entropic forces.“The body of the article explains, though, that he didn’t try his experiment with actual amino acids or biological molecules. He experimented with colored equilateral triangles, imprinting them on a static surface using lithography. He perceived “superstructures” made up of parallelograms in the densely-packed arrangement.Does this have anything to do with life? Not yet. “We’re learning some new physical rules, but the story in biology is far from complete. We have added another chapter to the story, and I’m amazed by these findings,” he said.Good grief. Drop the self-serving hype about how amazed he was. This is stupid. Entropy is not a force. OK, so triangles form parallelograms when you artificially etch them onto an artificial surface. Big deal. This has about as much to do with living cells as a backgammon board has to do with a backgammon champion.Amino acids are not triangles. They are 3-dimensional molecules with complex side chains. Living cells employ homochiral amino acids and sugars because they provide the optimum arrangement for structure and function of proteins and nucleic acids. They are 100% one-handed (see online book). Any deviation from 100% pure chirality destroys the protein or DNA molecule.Even more important, the sequence of the amino acid building blocks is critical to function. Amino acids do not link together at random. They are forced together by molecular machines (ribosomes) that order them according to a genetic template, complete with proofreading.That this silly attempt would get published in the journal Nature Communications is a sign of desperation at not having solved the mystery for over a century since Pasteur first noticed it. You know what solves it perfectly? Intelligent design. If Mason thinks he has written “another chapter” to the story, it’s a chapter in the wrong book – the storytelling book, not the science textbook.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. This is part of the “Hi AleX,” series — advice to AleX NetLit about enhancing her levels of network literacy through day-to-day personal and professional social networking. AleX Netlit is a fictional persona created by Network Literacy Community of Practice to serve as a guide to Military Families Service professionals, Cooperative Extension educators and others seeking to learn more about using online networks in their work.More about Alex NetLit Hi AleX,This may strike you as an odd question: What does a middle-aged Wisconsin paper-mill worker possibly have to do with your professional future?Short answer: everything.The worker’s name is Frank Kovac, and a few years ago, he did something extraordinary. From a very early age, Kovac dreamed of becoming an astrophysicist. Difficult college math courses ended this dream, but it didn’t stop him from building his own planetarium in his free time — a facility he proudly describes to his visitors as the “world’s largest rolling, mechanical globe planetarium.”In fact, the Kovac Planetarium, located in the tiny, unincorporated northern Wisconsin community of Monico, has become a popular tourist attraction.Kovac has demonstrated that in terms of knowledge empowerment, people no longer have to wait on someone else — a teacher or a mentor, for example. They can tap into the enormous generative capacity of the Web to educate themselves.Call it the Frank Kovac effect.This holds major implications for you, AleX, because in spite of all the passion and commitment you pour into your job, people no longer have to wait on you. Thanks to the enormous generative capacity of the Web, they, like Frank Kovac, have the means of empowering themselves.Granted, your passion and commitment will always be key professional assets — that’s the good news. The part you need to worry about is how you’ve been taught to conceive and deliver your products.You and millions of other professionals were trained to think about and deliver information in linear terms — through programs such as lectures, seminars, and workshops, with your students serving more or less as passive recipients of this instruction. Your work has been defined by those methods for the bulk of your career.The problem is that a growing number of people around the world no longer want to acquire knowledge this way. Thanks to the technological advances that have occurred within the last generation, they don’t have to anymore.In this respect, your methods are quickly rendering you obsolete.Yes, there is still a place for these methods. The growing numbers of people learning to empower themselves still like to enhance what they’ve learned with occasional face-to-face interactions with similar-minded people.Consequently, face-to-face interaction will always comprise a facet of your work. But make no mistake, AleX: Traditional face-to-face interaction will largely be supplanted by these emerging forms of learning.Pretty soon, you and everyone else will be challenged to think and work in ways that reflect the new, flattened information order that prevails in the 21st century.We’ve talked in the past about how acquiring networking skills will enable you to aggregate and curate vast amounts of online information for the benefit of those you serve. (I’m reluctant to use the term client because in this new information order, the people you serve are not clients in any conventional sense. They are equals — “co-learners” who are now equipped to engage in two-way dialogue with you and to collaborate on the design and distribution of your end products.)No doubt about it: Aggregating and curating information will be valuable skills in the future, but in this new information order, you will be valued even more for the role you serve in contributing to networks — virtual spaces where people can exchange information and, equally important, where ideas can meet, mate and morph into even bigger, more innovative ideas.Some Net experts and others prefer to describe these new virtual venues as ecosystems rather than networks— take your pick.The people who master skills and who see themselves as both co-learners and contributors to these networks will be the most highly valued and successful professionals of the 21st century.This is your professional charge, AleX. Good luck. This article was originally published Thursday September 6, 2012 on the Military Families Learning Network blog, a part of eXtension. Author: Jim Langcuster
Balse, put simply, was in awe of the exploits of Cherry Rondina during UST’s Game 1 humbling of Ateneo, 25-17, 25-16, 25-20, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Rondina finished with 23 points in that three-set win and based on that individual action alone made Balse believe the Golden Tigresses could claim the title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I can just feel Sisi’s energy, how she moves, and you can really see in her aura that we will win this series,” said Balse in Filipino.Balse even noted similarities from her Season 69 team to this year’s current lineup noting that Rondina’s pairing with rookie star Eya Laure reminded her of the partnership she had with Venus Bernal. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Bernal won the MVP plum back in Season 69, the last time UST had a player win the top individual award before Rondina claimed the Season 81 trophy, while Balse was the Season 67 Rookie of the Year and Laure was given the same recognition for Season 81.“I can see Ven in Sisi while I see myself in Eya because during my time I also had an injury in my right knee and you can see her pushing herself despite the pain,” said Balse.The current batch of Golden Tigresses can also replicate what Balse’s team did in Season 69 if it continues to do the right things that made them successful in Game 1.Balse’s Tigresses swept Far Eastern University in the Season 69 finals allowing the Lady Tamaraws to win one set in the whole series.UST easily handled the Lady Tamaraws, who had Rachel Anne Daquis, Mecaila Morada, and Mary Ann Manalo, in the finals taking Game 1 25-14, 25-20, 23-25, 25-20 and Game 2 25-11, 25-22, 25-19.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Ging Balse is one of the most iconic players that donned the University of Santo Tomas’ jersey, having captained the team to the title in 2007.The Golden Tigresses have a chance to replicate that feat in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament and Balse is glad to see another player reach the highest of echelons in this year’s finals series.ADVERTISEMENT Eya Laure warns UST against complacency ahead of Game 2 Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “They just have to continue whatever they did, like how they played while also maintaining that same energy,” said Balse. “They have to trust in each other and I told Sisi earlier to lead her team because everyone trusts her as the team’s captain.”“As the team captain, she’s not just carrying herself out there, she’s taking the whole team with her.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments
Guardiola hails ‘incredible’ Man City with five-goal rout of Atalantaby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePep Guardiola labelled Manchester City’s 5-1 win over Atalanta as “incredible”.The game was tightly balanced with City holding onto a 2-1 at half-time, thanks to a double from Sergio Aguero.But the Italians couldn’t hold off an avalanche in the second-half, with Raheem Sterling scoring an incredible hat-trick.The only negatives for City on what was a magical night at the Etihad was an injury to Rodri and red-card for Phil Foden.Speaking after the game, Guardiola told BT Sport: “It was a really good result. The way Atalanta played created that. It was man to man all over the stadium, it was not comfortable, we’re not used to playing against these teams.”It was no surprise Atalanta finished third last season in Italy and even this season, they’re playing well so it’s an incredible result. It’s three more points. One more win and we’ll be in the next stage.”Raheem Sterling was brilliant. He could have scored one more. Not just with the ball, without the ball, he helps us a lot.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say