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Olympic champion boxer Davis Jr diesMIAMI (AP):Olympic champion boxer Howard Davis Jr, who won the 1976 gold medal and was named over US teammate Sugar Ray Leonard as the most outstanding fighter in the Montreal Games, has died of cancer, his wife said on Friday.Davis, 59, died on Wednesday at his Plantation home, surrounded by family, Karla Guadamuz-Davis said.Amir back inPakistan squadISLAMABAD (AP):Fast-bowler Mohammad Amir is back in Pakistan’s Twenty20 and ODI squads – provided he can get a visa for New Zealand.Amir’s five-year ban from international cricket for spot-fixing ended in September, but the left-arm quick needs clearance from authorities in New Zealand because he also served three months in an English jail for taking bribes to bowl no-balls at agreed times.Pakistan is scheduled to play three Twenty20s and three one-day internationals, starting January 15, in New Zealand.AtlÈtico signs Argentine midfielderMADRID (AP):AtlÈtico Madrid have signed Argentine midfielder Augusto Fern·ndez from rival Spanish club Celta Vigo at the start of the winter transfer window.The 2014 league champions say Fern·ndez signed a contract through to 2019 after passing a medical examination.The 29-year-old Fern·ndez will help fill the void left by the injured Tiago Mendes.Fern·ndez scored 10 goals in more than three seasons for Celta. He previously played for AtlÈtico coach Diego Simeone at River Plate in 2007-08.
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Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January possible standings Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won deals Latest Manchester United News Ferguson believes Raiola is a “s***bag” smart causal REVEALED 1 Sir Alex Ferguson has never been Raiola’s biggest fan as a result of his involvement in the saga which led to Pogba originally leaving the club in 2012.Take a look at the video below in which Fergie declares the Italian-born agent to be a “s***bag” and blames him for Pogba’s departureOn Twitter today, Raiola wrote: “Some people need to talk for fear of being forgotten. Paul Scholes wouldn’t recognize (sic) a leader if he was in front of Sir Winston Churchill. @paulpogba.“Paul Scholes should become sports director and advise Woodward to sell Pogba. Would be sleepless nights to find Pogba a new club @paulpogba.” Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT silverware REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade RANKED gameday cracker England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Some people need to talk for fear of being forgotten. Paul Scholes wouldn’t recognize a leader if he was in front of Sir Winston Churchill. @paulpogba— Mino Raiola (@MinoRaiola) August 21, 2018 boost Paul Scholes should become sports director and advise Woodward to sell Pogba. Would be sleepless nights to find Pogba a new club @paulpogba— Mino Raiola (@MinoRaiola) August 21, 2018 Mino Raiola has not increased his popularity rating with Manchester United fans lately.The agent, who looks after Paul Pogba, slammed Red Devils legend Paul Scholes on Tuesday after he criticised the Frenchman’s comments following his side’s 3-2 defeat at Brighton. IN DEMAND Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder
Have you ever wondered why your body doesn’t evolve? After all, it is kind of like a population of trillions of organisms. Why shouldn’t it follow the rules of natural selection? Philip Ball asked this question in News@Nature recently. “Evolution is usually thought of as something that happens to whole organisms,” he teased. “But there’s no fundamental reason why, for multicelled organisms, it shouldn’t happen within a single organism too.” So why haven’t you evolved into something else by now? The answer is as fascinating as it is unexpected: your body works overtime to keep you from evolving:It’s not easy making a human. Getting from a fertilized egg to a full-grown adult involves a near-miracle of orchestration, with replicating cells acquiring specialized functions in just the right places at the right times. So you’d think that, having done the job once, our bodies would replace cells when required by the simplest means possible. Oddly, they don’t. Our tissues don’t renew themselves by mere copying, with old skin cells dividing into new skin cells and so forth. Instead, they keep repeating the laborious process of starting each cell from scratch. Now scientists think they know why: it could be nature’s way of making sure that we don’t evolve as we grow older.And it’s a good thing the body prevents you from evolving. Ball explains that mutants would have a selective advantage to hijack your other cells without doing any work: “mutant cells that don’t do their specialized job so well tend to replicate more quickly than non-mutants, and so gain a competitive advantage, freeloading off the others,” he explained. “In such a case, our wonderfully wrought bodies could grind to a halt.” My, what would Charles Darwin think of that. This is too funny. Not only did the pro-evolutionist writer Philip Ball knock off another Darwinian concept in the pro-Darwin rag Nature, he praised our “wonderfully wrought bodies” with their “near-miracle of orchestration” in language that would warm the heart of any believer in intelligent design. My, what would Phillip Johnson think of that.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseTo celebrate a decade of success, the Ohio Youth Swine Committee blew off the barn doors last night at the 2019 Bash at the Barns.“This is 10 years for the Ohio Youth Swine Committee in the swine barn to enhance the show for our children. We wanted to open up to the other exhibitors the blessings we have in this barn. We fed some of the dairy kids, some of lamb kids, and Bill Tom opened up the steer barn so we could bring in some acts,” said Michelle Kuhlwein with the Ohio Youth Swine Committee. “We wanted to show 4-H is about family and it doesn’t matter what barn you’re in. Kalmbach Feeds, Apex Clean Energy and Beck’s Hybrids helped make this possible, along with 10 other food sponsors. I hope everybody had a great night.”The event featured the bands Jason Nutt & Highway 70 that performed their ode to showing livestock, “Purple Banners” and North to Nashville. Exhibitors from around the fair enjoyed the show.
These are just a few ideas. How would you make your geocache truly devious? Tell us in the comments. You can also check out some devious geocache containers at Shop Geocaching. Step 3: Hide in Plain SightYou read that right. Hide in plain sight. This might mean skipping the traditional geocache container for something a little more creative. Just think: if your geocache looks like it’s just part of the surrounding decor, geocachers may not be apt to look there. This step is crucial for clever urban hides.This just looks like it’s supposed to be there. Surprise! Geocache! Photo by geocacher Lady Nomad. Share with your Friends:More A decoy from Before You Can Torment, You Must Learn to Annoy (GCK2BA). Photo by geocacher calipidderI recently attended a the Berkshire Geobash #3 Mega-Event in Massachusetts and came across one of the most devious hides I’ve ever seen. So devious, it inspired me to write a whole blog post dedicated to creating geocaches that some may consider “evil”. Not evil in the possessed by spirits evil, but evil in that when searching, frustration is inevitable. If you’re ever in western Massachusetts, near Pittsfield, finding My Wife Thinks I’m Nuts (GC1MW7), created by Gary, is an absolute must.The gum nano.Step 1: DecoysGeocachers with a few finds under their belts will have developed a keen geo-sense, i.e. they know common places to look for geocaches. Some of these folks have seen it all, so getting past them can be hard. This is where decoys come in. Some geocaches have containers in all of the obvious spots, but instead of a logbook, it’s a note that let’s them know they’ve only found a decoy. Placing multiple decoys can create a fog of frustration that may cloud geocacher’s judgement when looking for the real container. (See image above.)Step 2: Really Clever CamouflageDon’t get me wrong—I love camo duct tape. It’s an easy way to add a little bit of cloaking to your geocache. However, when it comes to being truly devious, the right camouflage can make or break your hide. The real challenge is to make your geocache look like everything that’s around it—like it belongs there. Think fake logs, fake rocks, fake gum (ew) or even the always maligned fake dog poo. SharePrint RelatedThe name says it all. — Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 10, 2014In “Community”Geocaching Alter Egos: TheVillains!November 16, 2011In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”
For Buyers, Finish Materials Still Trump Energy PerformancePORTLAND, OR — Portland, Oregon, has a reputation as a hotbed for green construction. But according to a Portland developer, few home buyers care about green features.A recent article in The Oregonian tells the story of developers Emilia Sibley and Thomas Hand, who built a 1,900-square-foot Earth Advantage home last year at 6505 Northeast 8th Avenue in Portland. The 4-bedroom home has many green features, including spray-foam insulation and dual-flush toilets. After the house languished on the market for months, Sibley and Hand lowered their asking price by about $21,000.Although it’s no surprise that home buyers aren’t flocking to developers’ lots during the current housing slump, many green builders hoped that energy-efficiency features might help attract buyers. According to Sibley, however, the tactic isn’t working in Portland.“In such a green-minded city, Sibley thought, they wouldn’t have any trouble selling a house loaded with sustainable features,” The Oregonian reported. “Sibley’s Earth Advantage certified house boasts Energy Star windows and appliances, advanced insulation and air sealing, a hot water heat-exchange system, and low-flow water fixtures among other things. Estimated heating bills are about $50 a month. … Sibley, who works as a project coordinator for Portland Energy Conservation Inc., said she was surprised to learn that most potential buyers were far more interested in the home’s layout and finishes than its energy-efficient features. ‘I explain all the green stuff, but I think we need another five years for people to really get it,’ she said. ‘It’s disappointing for sure.’ ”
Legendary Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis believes Kieron Pollard is hurting the West Indies team’s morale with his lackadaisical approach and should be axed for Wednesday’s final One-Day International against Pakistan.Waqar said the big-hitting all-rounder “did not even try” as the Caribbean side slid to a 59-run defeat in pursuit of an imposing 338 for victory at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday, reports CMC.Pollard entered in the 38th over with the West Indies on 194 for four and facing a required run rate of nearly 12 runs an over but displayed little aggressive intent. “His approach and the way he played in this game and in any of the T20 games, you’re destroying the morale of the team,” said Waqar on Monday, the second highest wicket-taker in Pakistan Test history with 373 scalps from 87 games.”The way he batted – he went in with 11 an over or about 12 an over required and he is known for this sort of situation. And he just went in and he hit one boundary and batted the entire time and not going anywhere.”He wasn’t there, he was not in the middle so I feel he needs a break. Whoever you want to bring in, Pollard needs a break. That’s how I feel.”Pollard has been a peripheral figure in what has been a wretched series, as the West Indies have lost all five of their games against Pakistan, spanning the three-match Twenty20 series and the ongoing two of the three-match One-Day series. (Also read: 2nd ODI: Babar Azam hits another century as Pakistan clinch series against West Indies)advertisementThe right-hander managed nine from 17 balls in the first T20 which the West Indies lost by eight wickets, scored 18 from 13 deliveries in the side’s 16-run defeat in the second game and got 16 from 12 balls in the last game which ended in an eight-wicket loss.So far in the two One-Days, Pollard has scored nine and 22 – the latter innings on Sunday requiring 29 balls and ending with him getting out in the deep in the penultimate over with the fate of the game already decided.Former West Indies batsman and captain Vivian Richards, also a television analyst for the series, agreed changes were necessary for the final One-Day, with Pollard perhaps sitting out and left-hander Jonathan Carter coming in. He also argued for Shannon Gabriel to play alongside 19-year-old speedster Alzarri Joseph, who made his debut in the second One-Day.”I think that if Shannon is fit for the next match why not play the two individuals (Gabriel and Joseph). It’s a good suggestion in terms of Pollard, (he) didn’t really show up tonight (Sunday),” Richards said on Monday.” …but those particular two in that sense in the fast bowling department, it would be nice to see Shannon Gabriel back (alongside) Alzarri Joseph.”
15Jan Rep. Franz takes 2015-16 oath of office Categories: News State Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama, Wednesday took the ceremonial oath of office in the state Capitol to begin his third term in the Michigan House of Representatives. The oath was administered by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young Jr. Franz serves the 101st House District of Leelanau, Benzie, Manistee and Mason counties. Residents can contact their lawmaker by calling toll free 1-855-DIST-101 (1-855-347-8101), by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and his online office website address is www.RepRayFranz.com.