Five things we learned about the Raiders Wednesday

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.Five things we learned Wednesday as the Raiders began preparations to face the Denver Broncos in Week 2:1) Derek Carr feels the heat — but not until after he gets burned.Chatter is rampant that the Raiders’ quarterback has happy feet. Having sustained a broken finger, a broken leg and a fractured transverse process in his back, everyone with a remote, a Twitter account or a call-in number for talk radio has diagnosed Carr doesn’t …last_img read more

Prospect makes highly-anticipated debut in Athletics win over the Astros

first_imgHOUSTON — The A’s beat the Astros, 5-3, on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park ion what turned out to be a big night for Oakland’s top pitching prospect.Jesús Luzardo, one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball, made his big-league debut. He dealt three innings, striking out two and allowing just one hit and one run — Martin Maldonado’s homer. Luzardo, 21, was in line to be on the Opening Day roster until a shoulder strain cost him the first two months of the season. His return to the …last_img read more

Galaxy Evolution Problem: A Case Study in Criticizing Paradigms

first_img(Visited 63 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 “When you have a clear contradiction like this, you ought to focus on it,” say scientists who found problems with the leading theory of galaxy evolution.The leading theory for the evolution of galaxies is wrong, scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology and Case Western Reserve University are saying.  Whether or not their alternative involving collisions is superior, they are using their experience as a platform to discuss bigger issues in the philosophy of science.Dwarf galaxies that orbit the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies defy the accepted model of galaxy formation, and recent attempts to wedge them into the model are flawed, reports an international team of astrophysicists.The study pokes holes in the current understanding of galaxy formation and questions the accepted model of the origin and evolution of the universe. According to the standard paradigm, 23 percent of the mass of the universe is shaped by invisible particles known as dark matter.The astronomers noticed that dwarf galaxies surrounding the Milky Way and Andromeda spirals tend to inhabit orbital planes around their parent galaxies, instead of being located in clumps at random orientations, as predicted by theory.  Three recent papers trying to explain away those observations are flawed, the team of 14 astronomers from 6 countries concluded.  The astronomers used this disconnect between paradigm and observations to preach a sermonette on the need to question established beliefs:The standard cosmological model is the frame of reference for many generations of scientists, some of whom are beginning to question its ability to accurately reproduce what is observed in the nearby universe. Merritt counts himself among the small and growing group that is questioning the accepted paradigm….Scientific progress embraces challenges to upheld theories and models for a reason, Merritt notes.“When you have a clear contradiction like this, you ought to focus on it,” Merritt said. “This is how progress in science is made.”Merritt’s team offered an alternative “tidal” model involving interactions with a galaxy cluster, but the moral of the story about questioning accepted paradigms does not necessarily require offering an alternative at all.  Sometimes making a U-turn on a wrong road can be considered progress even before a better road is chosen.Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get Darwinists to follow this rule?  How many “clear contradictions” to Darwinian theory have we uncovered in the past 14 years, most of them from secular scientists themselves?  Do they ever “focus” on them?  Rarely.  The “standard model” of neo-Darwinism is the “frame of reference for many generations of scientists,” too, but when anyone starts “beginning to question its ability to accurately reproduce what is observed,” they get shouted down, ridiculed and expelled.  Darwinism needs a “small and growing group that is questioning the accepted paradigm…. This is how progress in science is made.”last_img read more

Jimmy Wales Joins Open Textbook Organization

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Wikipedia and Wikia co-founder Jimmy Wales has just joined the advisory board of CK-12 Foundation – a nonprofit organization that provides standards-aligned online textbooks to kindergarten to grade 12 students. One key element of the organization includes offering “FlexBooks” – a product that allows educators and students to create and edit their own open-content teaching materials. Users can add chapters to existing texts or create completely new material using the Flexr tool. Some key benefits over traditional textbooks include: wider distribution, lower costs, teacher recommendations and customizable texts. The latter is particularly significant as educators can adapt textbooks to ensure they are timely, aligned to state standards and culturally appropriate. Additionally, educators can even adapt texts to set students on independent learning programs with ease. This is especially important for those educators who work with gifted students and students with developmental disabilities. In addition to Wales, other CK-12 advisory board members include CEO of Sun Microsystems Vinod Khosla, CTO of JotSpot Graham Spencer and founding principal of the High Tech High charter school program, Larry Rosenstock. Tags:#E-Books#E-Learning#web CK-12 intends to make use of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license. Meanwhile, Wales’ other open textbook project, Wikibooks, is licensed as GNU Free Documentation. Both licenses ensure that the book content is free to be copied, redistributed and modified for either commercial or non-commercial use with the only major stipulation being that author’s receive attribution. Wikibooks currently has over 38,602 volunteer edited pages with subject matter in natural sciences, computing, humanities and social sciences. The project already includes books from at least 15 different languages. According to CK-12, the difference between Wikipedia and CK-12 is that the organization “specifically focuses on K-12 standards-based content centered around the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects vs. serving as an encyclopedia of knowledge…CK-12 offers materials such as lesson objectives, vocabulary, and Q & A – similar to those found in textbooks.” However, the group does not address comparisons with Wikibooks. At this early stage with CK-12, the key difference between Wikibooks and CK-12 appears to be that the latter organization envisions one day supplying printed textbooks via an on-demand press similar to Lulu or Blurb. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Mets Top Rangers 5-0 as Spring Training Training Draws to a Close

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares ARLINGTON, TX — Jacob deGrom pitched four sharp innings in his final spring tuneup, David Wright had a perfect night at the plate and the New York Mets shut down the Texas Rangers for a 5-0 victory Friday.Last season’s NL Rookie of the Year, deGrom was joined by Rafael Montero, Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia and Jerry Blevins in completing a three-hitter.Wright went 3 for 3 with a walk, and Juan Lagares had three hits.Mets pitchers extended their scoreless streak to 20 1-3 innings and have given up only nine runs over the past seven games. New York ace Matt Harvey tossed four shutout innings Thursday.“Our pitching’s really good,” manager Terry Collins said, “and I think in the last week we showed it, even though it’s spring training.”The Rangers have lost eight in a row.Wright doubled home Lagares in the first inning against starter Logan Verrett, a former Mets minor leaguer who was making his Rangers debut after being acquired Thursday on a waiver claim from Baltimore.Prince Fielder’s double in the third inning was the Rangers’ only extra-base hit. No Texas runner made it beyond second.“Our hitters were down in the count all but two or three hitters,” Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. “On the pitching side, we were underneath the hitters quite a bit tonight. You’ve got to be able to throw strikes.”The Mets added a run in the fourth and three in the seventh, including an RBI double by Curtis Granderson.Verrett spent his first three seasons in the Mets’ system before the Orioles selected him in the winter meeting draft this past offseason.STARTING TIMEMets: Scheduled to start the second game of the season Wednesday night at Washington, deGrom allowed one hit and struck out four against the Rangers. He permitted two runs or fewer in each of his six spring outings.Rangers: GM Jon Daniels said he expects Verrett, who lasted 2 1-3 innings against his former club, to make the opening-day roster barring something “extreme.” The Rangers intend to use Verrett as a long reliever.TRAINER’S ROOMMets: Collins spoke to 2B Daniel Murphy, who was not with the team in Arlington while recovering from a strained right hamstring. Murphy went 3 for 4 with a double and a walk in a minor league game in Florida. Asked if Murphy will be with the team for the season opener Monday in Washington, Collins said: “Looks like it’s possibly going to happen.”Rangers: Right-handed reliever Lisalverto Bonilla will start the season on the disabled list because of elbow discomfort. Daniels said Bonilla had an injection and will take a few days off from throwing. … Top prospect Joey Gallo had surgery to remove a troublesome unneeded bone from his left ankle. The slugger is expected back at Double-A Frisco in about three weeks. It is the same injury that former Texas catcher Geovany Soto had last year, and he was back 16 days after surgery.TUNING UPWhile the Rangers replaced seven of their nine hitters before the end of the fifth inning, the Mets used Friday as a more extensive tuneup for Monday’s season opener.Collins called Friday a perfect scenario for giving his starters extra work.“You got to play under the bright lights,” Collins said after the game. “I mean, that’s what the game’s about. You get a little bit extra adrenaline and you kind of get ready for what we’re going to expect on Monday.”UP NEXTMets: RHP Dillon Gee pitches in the preseason finale Saturday at Texas.Rangers: LHP Ross Detwiler, a starter again after being in Washington’s bullpen last season, gets his final spring tuneup Saturday against the Mets.TOMMY MAGELSSEN, Associated Presslast_img read more

This Years Cubs Might Be Better Than The Incredible 27 Yankees

Anchored by a legendary lineup of hitters dubbed Murderers’ Row, the ’27 Yankees scored 975 runs and allowed only 599, outscoring foes by 2.4 per game (which also ranks No. 2 all-time). Babe Ruth had one of the finest seasons of his career, setting a single-season home run mark, which wouldn’t be broken until 1961. And Ruth wasn’t the only slugger in the lineup: Lou Gehrig (also a member of those dominant ’39 Yankees), had his best season, as well. Altogether, four members of that vaunted batting order would go on to make the Hall of Fame.But as historic a run as the 1927 Yankees had, we are now seeing what might be an even better Cubs team. Through 53 games — about a third of the season — only four teams accrued a higher run differential than this year’s Cubs squad: the 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates, 1912 New York Giants, 1929 Philadelphia Athletics and the 1939 Yankees. (Through 53 games, the ’27 Yankees’ +124 margin ranks 10th all time.) And if the Cubs continue their outstanding individual performances, they’ll crush the 1927 Yankees’ record for most WAR in a season — by about six full wins. Especially after accounting for the increase in parity over MLB’s history, this Cubs run stands out as startlingly impressive.The Cubs have stumbled slightly from their unsustainable 24-6 start, but they are still outscoring the opposition by 2.6 runs per game. If they can continue at that level, Chicago will surpass the ’27 Yankees’ total run differential around the 145th game of the season, giving them another 17 games to challenge the ’39 Yankees’ all-time record. So even as we remember the greatness of 1927 Yankees, we are also witnessing history unfold with this season’s Cubs team. Our colleagues at ESPN are spending much of this year on an innovative history project documenting the 1927 season of the New York Yankees. A look at the numbers explains the focus on that legendary team, and it’s difficult to overstate their dominance. Sure, the Yankees racked up 110 wins that year and easily swept the World Series, but even those accomplishments don’t fully do the team justice. More than just crushing opponents, the Yankees left them in shock. Opposing first baseman Joe Judge summed it up best: “Those fellows not only beat you, but they tear your hearts out.”According to FanGraphs’ wins above replacement, the ’27 Yankees’ 66.3 total WAR makes them the best team of the modern era.1Going back to the American League’s first major-league season in 1901. By a more conventional metric like run differential, their +376 scoring margin ranks second–best in baseball history, trailing only the 1939 Yankees’ +411 mark. Both are good statistics for encapsulating a team’s overall dominance — its ability to tear out hearts, if you will — and hardly any teams have posed a threat to the ’27 Yankees’ legacy in the last 89 years.But they could potentially have company this season in the form of the Chicago Cubs. read more

Update from the Royal Bahamas Police Force

first_imgPlease visit the Royal Bahamas Police Force Website at www.royalbahamaspolice.org or facebook page at www.facebook.com/rbpforce or follow Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade on Twitter, for Latest News, Daily Crime Reports and additional Crime Prevention Tips.Release: RBPF Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 14, 2017 – Nassau –DEU SEIZE 280 MARIJUANA PLANTS, A BAHAMIAN AND TWO JAMAICANS IN CUSTODYConsistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers took a Bahamian man along with a Jamaican woman and man into custody following the seizure of a large quantity of marijuana plants on Friday 13th October 2017.Reports are that shortly after 10:00am, a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located at Portago Road, where they uncovered a large amount of marijuana plants inside and outside of the home. In total, 280 plants were seized. The three suspects were subsequently taken into custody.30 ARRESTED, 85 DRIVERS TICKETED BY MOBILE DIVISION OFFICERS DURING 48 HOURS PERIODConsistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities, has resulted in the arrest of thirty (30) persons during the past 48 hours for, murder, stolen vehicle, possession of dangerous drugs, stealing, and outstanding court warrants.Additionally, 85 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations.POLICE ARE APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC TO SHARE INFORMATION ON ANY ILLEGAL/SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS)CRIME PREVENTION TIP OF THE WEEK – If a crime occurs – report it!Everyone should consider it his/her responsibility to report crime. Many criminals target favorite areas and have predictable methods of operation. When you report all the facts about a crime, it helps the police assign officers in the places where crimes are occurring or where they are most likely to occur. If you don’t report crime, this allows the criminal to continue to operate without interference.In many cases, it is the information provided by victims and witnesses that leads to the arrest of a criminal. So tell the police as much as you can; no fact is too trivial. The police need the eyes and ears of all citizens.last_img read more

Jimmy Conrad says why he still loves football

first_imgThe former American player is still organizing matches in his spare time as he cannot stop playing the beautiful gameFormer American defender Jimmy Conrad has been organizing five-a-side football matches because he just love the game so much.“It’s fantastic, I did a pick-up game in Barcelona and I didn’t think much of it,” he told Goal.“By the time we got to Manchester, the following event, basically every single competitor there had brought their boots and were asking me if we were doing another game!”Christian Pulisic, ChelseaChristian Pulisic praises Frank Lampard impact at Chelsea Andrew Smyth – September 5, 2019 Christian Pulisic opened up on just how much “great guy” Frank Lampard has helped him out since he joined Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund.“Everybody wanted to be involved, maybe it takes off the pressure because those guys had been preparing so hard, playing for months in order to qualify for that event,” he said about the chance to play against gamers.“I think the players needed a release, somewhere they could go out and just be friends.”“It was amazing, we had about 40-50 guys come out. It’s been nice to see just how strong this community is outside of competition but even then everyone is so supportive,” he commented.“It’s very unique where if someone gets knocked out, they go right over to their friends and try to give them tips. It’s such a positive environment.”last_img read more

Summer family activities with Family Entourage

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSummer is here and soon enough the kids are going to be saying, “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” So rather than get to that point, we wanted to share some fun things you can do together as a family.Family Entourage joined Good Morning San Diego to help parents create some fun family memories together and be active:• You hear all the time about how tennis and golf are life sports, so start your kids young and grab your clubs and get out on a course. We belonged to a country club growing up and it was so fun to get it out and play as a family. But gone are the days where only the members can play, the San Diego area boasts more than 90 golf courses, laid out among seaside settings, desert mountains or the inland valleys.• Cool down with a family movie-There are those days that it might just be too hot or it is raining, or you have done so many activities that you need to take a break. It can be fun to watch a movie together as a family.• Lake Life -As the summer heats up, you don’t have to go too far to enjoy water activities. Break away from the beach this summer and escape to the sunny shores of Lake San Marcos. Enjoy a leisurely ride in a kayak, or strike a pose on the stand up paddle board, water bikes to a captained luxury Bennington boat rental. You can also cast away in hopes of reeling in the catch of the day while fishing off the docks.• Whether you prefer Storm Troopers or Wizards with Wands, space travel or time travel, patriotic or the classics… the San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights is the perfect choice for the whole family to spend and unparalleled under the stars. It’s the long-running summer concert series located on the Embarcadero Marina Park South and this summer’s lineup is top notch. patriotic Star Spangled Pops, 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular, two nights of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ In Concert with John Williams’ unforgettable score performed live to the film, J.K. Rowling’s classic tale Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince™ In Concert and two special Comic-Con week concerts inside Copley Symphony Hall, Jacobs Music Center featuring the world premiere of Galaxy Quest™ In Concert and Back To The Future™© In Concert.• Go for a ride-Some of my favorite memories growing up were riding bikes with friends around the neighborhood. Whether it is exploring a new trail, cruising along the beach or learning how to ride a bike for the first time, summer time is a great time to take a family bike ride. There are over 20 mountain bike trails in San Diegocounty alone. It can be fun to pick out a new trail or spot and make a day trip out of it. For us, our boys are just at the beginning stages of learning how to ride a bike. Summer family activities with Family Entourage June 11, 2019 Posted: June 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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