[Resettlement-Accord For Bru Community] ‘Matter Predominantly Socio-Political In Nature; Will Intervene At The Appropriate Stage’, Tripura HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Resettlement-Accord For Bru Community] ‘Matter Predominantly Socio-Political In Nature; Will Intervene At The Appropriate Stage’, Tripura HC [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay2 Oct 2020 1:59 AMShare This – xThe Tripura High Court on Monday (28th September) heard a Public Interest Petition, wherein the Counsel for the petitioner submitted before the Court, the concerns and anxiety of the petitioners regarding the full implementation of the resettlement accord of the displaced Bru community.The Bench of Chief Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice S. Talpatra prima facie observed that the issues raised…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Tripura High Court on Monday (28th September) heard a Public Interest Petition, wherein the Counsel for the petitioner submitted before the Court, the concerns and anxiety of the petitioners regarding the full implementation of the resettlement accord of the displaced Bru community.The Bench of Chief Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice S. Talpatra prima facie observed that the issues raised by the Counsel for the petitioner are predominantly socio-political in nature.Further the Court remarked,”If at any stage, we find that the role of the Court in bringing about smooth implementation of the accord has arisen, we may consider intervening at the appropriate stage.” (emphasis supplied)For the time being, the matter was listed for further hearing on 07.12.2020.About The Bru CommunityThe Brus, aka Reangs, are spread across Tripura, Mizoram and southern Assam. In Mizoram, they are scattered in Kolasib, Lunglei and Mamit districts. While many Brus of Assam and Tripura are Hindu, the Brus of Mizoram converted to Christianity over the years.Clashes in 1995 with the majority Mizos led to the demand for the removal of the Brus, perceived to be non-indigenous, from Mizoram’s electoral rolls.This led to an armed movement by a Bru outfit, which killed a Mizo forest official in October 1997. The retaliatory ethnic violence saw more than 40,000 Brus fleeing to adjoining Tripura where they took shelter in six relief camps. (Source – The Hindu)Resettlement-Accord Of Bru CommunityThrough this accord, Bru tribals, who are originally from Mizoram, and were living as refugees in Tripura since the year 1997, have been allowed to permanently settle in the State of Tripura (in case they wish to). This agreement would allow 30,000-35,000 Bru tribals to permanently settle in the state of Tripura.A quadripartite agreement was signed in New Delhi on January 16 2020, among the Bru leaders, the Governments of India, the State of Tripura, and the State of Mizoram. This agreement will give the Brus, the choice of living in either of the states (Mizoram or Tripura).Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Science vs. politics

first_img <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPMDPrGA9ZI” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/CPMDPrGA9ZI/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> If you wonder why worldwide scientific consensus hasn’t yet quashed climate change denial in the United States, a panel this week at Harvard Kennedy School offered an answer: It’s the politics, stupid.Persistent efforts to cast doubt on a scientific certainty have their roots in philosophical opposition to big government and government regulation, expressed in a fierce, expertly managed, well-funded campaign, participants said.“It’s a story about government regulation, about organizations that take a position against government’s role in the marketplace,” said Naomi Oreskes, a history of science professor at Harvard.Oreskes, co-author of “Merchants of Doubt” (2010), which looked at campaigns to discredit scientific data from tobacco to the ozone hole to climate change, said the current opposition carries strong echoes of the tobacco wars. For decades, tobacco companies used disinformation to combat increasing evidence that smoking caused cancer and other illnesses.“It’s not just the same ideas, the same strategies, but the same people,” Oreskes said.The panel, “Crossing the 2014 Climate Divide: Scientists, Skeptics and the Media,” was held Thursday at the Belfer Building. It also featured Suzanne Goldenberg, a science reporter covering the United States for The Guardian, and Peter Frumhoff, director of science and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists. Cristine Russell, senior fellow in the Environment and Natural Resources Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, served as moderator.The underpinnings of the anti-climate change movement have given it political resonance, Oreskes said, because of ties to cultural traditions of independence, self-reliance, and small government.“It becomes an argument about big government,” Oreskes said. “For Republicans in Congress and elsewhere, it’s not about climate change, it’s definitely not about science, it’s about government.”The nature of the climate-change conversation has left reporters in a quandary, Goldenberg said. As it has become increasingly clear that denial is not rooted in science, reporters and news outlets committed to being fair to all sides have had to wrestle with how to treat the deniers, politically prominent but scientifically hollow.Journalists find themselves operating in a “highly combustible atmosphere,” Goldenberg said, comparing it with her experience covering the Israel-Palestine debate, where reports and analysis are closely scrutinized and criticized. Her own writing on climate change is followed closely enough that she’s been called “warmist Suzanne Goldenberg.”That climate change is occurring and is being caused by human activities has long been settled in the scientific community. Oreskes noted that scientists were certain as early as the 1960s and the evidence has mounted since then. She cited her own 2004 work, published in the journal Science, that examined peer-reviewed scientific articles on climate change to see how many departed from the mainstream consensus that human-caused change was occurring. A review of 1,000 articles found no disagreement. Overall agreement on the issue is at 97 to 99 percent, she said — about as close to perfect harmony as scientists can get.“This is beyond reasonable doubt. This is not disputed in the scientific community.”Though the ongoing debate in Congress is blocking meaningful national legislation to address climate change, it’s clear that deniers are losing the fight, Goldenberg said.Leaders at the state and local level are already taking action, she noted, planning how to address sea-level rise, passing legislation that promotes renewable energy, and even approving regulatory schemes — such as California’s cap and trade program — that directly address greenhouse gases. Further, businesses are incorporating climate change predictions into their plans, and the evidence holds more sway with the public.Still, scientists have to learn to communicate better and to respond to attacks, Frumhoff said, citing an article published before last fall’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report was released.The article pointed out a “pause” in warming in recent years, an idea that scientists should have immediately refuted, he said. The pause was caused by what he called “cherry picking” the first year of the period, 1998 — unusually warm because of a strong El Nino. Nonetheless, much of the coverage dwelled on it, overshadowing crucial aspects of the report including findings that human-induced climate change was more certain than ever and that coming sea-level rise might be higher than expected.Oreskes agreed that more training is needed by scientists and said that many have to change their view that dealing with the press is a chore to get past so they can get back to their “real work.” That attitude, she said, denies today’s reality that dealing with the press and with politicians is critical if science is to have a societywide impact.“In a way, the scientific community is being very unscientific about the realities we face,” Oreskes said.For the full panel discussion via video.last_img read more

Europe migrant crisis: Scores die in shipwreck off Libya – UN

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Man City do not fear Barcelona, says Vincent Kompany

first_imgManchester City are not scared of Champions League last-16 opponents Barcelona, says captain Vincent Kompany.The La Liga side beat Manuel Pellegrini’s team 4-1 on aggregate at the same stage last season.The first leg takes place at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, before the return at the Nou Camp on 18 March.”We want to play against them. You don’t go in at this level fearing strikers,” said the Belgium defender.”They’re a special team with special players, but there’s nothing new to worry us, it’s a case of having the whole team at a very high level.”Both teams are second in their respective domestic leagues, with City five points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea and Barcelona four points below Real Madrid. They had contrasting fortunes at the weekend, with the English champions winning 5-0 against Newcastle, while Barcelona lost 1-0 at home to Malaga.last_img read more

Teen’s Death Under Investigation After Apparent Suicide in BSO Jail

first_imgOfficials with the Broward Sheriff’s Office are investigating the apparent suicide last weekend of a teenager who was being held at the Main Jail.They say 17-year-old Sonny Rugani, of Coral Springs, had been cleared and released from a mental health hospital two and a half months ago.However, just before 4 a.m. last Sunday, a detention deputy who was doing a routine physical check of inmates, discovered that the teen had tried to hang himself. Deputies and the jail’s medical staff then provided medical assistance.Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue transported Rugani to a hospital, where he died Wednesday afternoon.Coral Springs police had arrested the teen on June 1 on grand theft and burglary charges, according to the sheriff’s office. As he was being arrested, he threatened to take his own life, and was then taken to University Hospital & Medical Center under the Baker Act, until he was released by medical staff on June 12. At that point, Rugani was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center for processing.The sheriff’s office says he stayed at the Broward Juvenile Detention Center until he was adjudicated as an adult, and was taken to the Main Jail on June 25. Although he had been cleared by medical professionals two weeks earlier, the jail’s medical staff decided to place Rugani on suicide watch as a precaution.After two days, he was transferred to general population housing. Officials say that during his two-month stay at the jail, Rugani did not show suicidal tendencies, and took part in daily educational and juvenile Life Skills programs.The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

Friendship Train Enriches Children’s Lives

first_imgBy Judy O’Gorman Alvarez. Photos by Tina ColellaRED BANK – Some say it takes a village to raise a child, but an innovative enrichment program allows a community of inspirational adults to share their talents with underserved children.Friendship Train Foundation, a nonprofit based in Red Bank, taps into the talents and wisdom of community members to provide creative programs for children.“It’s a mosaic of talent,” said Connie Isbell, program coordinator at Friendship Train Foundation.Since 2011 the foundation has helped to provide an afterschool enrichment program for more than 150 students in the 1st through 8th grades at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Asbury Park. OLMC’s All Stars program offers creative classes – as varied as robotics, glass arts, cake decorating, yoga or engineering – to children to enable them discover their talents and interests while building their self-esteem.“This is not a typical aftercare program,” Isbell stressed. “It’s innovative, and close to being unique.”The key to the Friendship Train Foundation program are the professionals, artists, artisans and teachers who share their time and talents. Instructors include a gourmet baker sharing culinary skills, a retired NASA scientist teaching astronomy, artists, musicians, computer whizzes, and many more.With some 45 innovative instructors involved in each 10-week session, the classes run the range from career exploration, CSI science, video game design, volleyball, public speaking, and more. New classes are introduced each session.Isbell is inventive and relentless in recruiting new talent and over the years has enlisted some 125 teachers, who rotate through the sessions. Interesting and talented people are around us every day, she said, whether it’s asking an artist if he’d like to share his talent, or meeting a retired professional who now has time to teach. “It’s all about making the connection.”For all the knowledge and smiles Friendship Train Foundation brings, tragedy is where it got its start. Almost a decade ago retired businessman Michel Marks of Red Bank, was moved and curious about the story of a family involved in a horrific car crash on the Garden State Parkway.Marks befriended the family and “adopted” the four children, who had lost a parent and were struggling financially. He became involved in their education at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, providing tuition and expenses, in addition to guidance and mentorship. His generosity grew exponentially among the children’s relatives, friends, classmates, and eventually the community. As a result, he founded Friendship Train Foundation in 2007 to bring together groups united by a common and worthy need. One of the first needs identified was the lack of afterschool activities for the children.The OLMC after-school program has been a success by all accounts.What Sister Jude Boyce, principal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel school, appreciates the most is the “collaboration and inclusion of all,” she said. “It’s extremely gratifying to me.”According to Sister Jude, the students at OLMC are mostly from Hispanic families. “If they didn’t have a place to come after school, they would stay in the house,” she said. Their close-knit families won’t let them out of the apartment for fear of violence, the unknown.“A program like this is a gift their parents can give them.”She cites that since the program began, OLMC 8th grade students who have applied to area high schools, such as St. Rose in Belmar, have scored significantly higher on entrance exams. “You can’t help but get better when you have three extra hours (in school) every day each week,” said she said.OLMC’s programs are funded through a variety of sources, including Friendship Train and grants from other private foundations, as well as from a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant from the State of New Jersey. In 2014, the program was one of three featured by the United States Department of Education for excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programming.After a snack and an hour of homework help, where students are able to study and complete their homework assignments, most students head to an assortment of classes in groups of 12 to 15.Through the program’s STEAM theme, students can dabble and expand on subjects such as computer programming, fashion design, or video production.“Some of these students have a real interest in a topic,” said Isbell, and others are introduced to something new. She is impressed with the creativity and ingenuity among many of the students. “Sometimes it’s a challenge to keep up with them.”Volunteers and paid instructors share their talents and skills. A recent community service project with High Tech High School resulted in a new class in which High Tech students teach chess each week at OLMC, and Red Bank Catholic High School hosts OLMC 8th grade students so they can experience high school level activities.Collaboration has always been a focus for Friendship Train, and the All Stars program has proved to be a good venue for area businesses and organizations to get involved. A Lakehouse Music Academy instructor gives guitar lessons and a nonprofit donated nine guitars that students can earn after completing the course. Kula Café in Asbury Park, a community café and job training program, brings OLMC students in each week to learn about Kula’s urban farm, how to run a café business as well as what it takes to get a job in the food industry.Artist Manda Gorsegner, arts education manager at Monmouth Arts, lends her artistic skills to the program.“I’m an environmental artist too, so I see how the arts can help people talk about social issues deeply,” said Gorsegner who is also in a graduate program at Drexel University studying arts administration for nonprofits.“We spend a lot of time integrating ecology into our projects,” she said, talking about the human impact on birds like the piping clover, what nonprofits do to clean up the environment, and creating art out of recycled materials.Gorsegner was impressed at how many fourth graders were just as interested in the ecology lessons and not just the hands-on art projects – creating bird figures out of typical beach debris.“They knew words like entanglement,” and how birds can become entangled in ocean debris. “But they didn’t realize it happened so close to their home.” She shared photos of debris on the Asbury Park beach, just blocks from their school. “It was not as abstract as climate change.”“It’s great to see the students through a different lens,” said Isbell. “There are no grades in afterschool. They get a chance to try things and be confident in themselves.Isbell said she has heard students remark: “I could never get into that high school,” but now that they’ve been exposed to different career options, met successful high school students and have tested the waters of new topics, many have a newfound confidence. Now they’re thinking about careers such as detective, engineer, or nurse.“And college is not that far away.”With the success of the OLMC program, the Friendship Train Foundation recently launched STEAMLabs, a new educational enrichment program available to schools, recreation departments and other organizations in Monmouth and northern Ocean counties.STEAMLabs spark children’s interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) through a variety of exciting, hands-on enrichment activities that reinforce school learning. Students are encouraged to create, experiment, investigate, and collaborate in an informal, fun environment.STEAMLabs classes are designed for afterschool and recreation programs, school assemblies and end of year activities, and summer camps. Visit www.mySTEAMLabs.org to learn more.last_img read more

Leafs embark on three-game swing through Okanagan Conference

first_imgThe Kootenay International Junior Hockey League schedule-maker was rather kind to the Nelson Leafs during the first seven weeks of the season.However, now comes the hard part as the Leafs set out on the road for six in a row, starting last week in Creston.And head coach Frank Maida wasn’t a real big fan of the preparation by the Green and White during the two games — both losses — in the East Kootenay and Fruitvale against the Nitehawks.Which is why there was an urgent meeting right after Saturday’s 3-2 setback to Beaver Valley — the second in three meetings.“Our focus wasn’t the greatest,” Maida told The Nelson Daily Thursday prior to practice.“There’s preparation to being on the road, the traveling going into a new rink you haven’t seen before. We didn’t have a lot of focus (to start the road trip),” he added.The Leafs get another chance to right a ship that has seen the team drop its last three games to fall out of top spot in the Murdoch Division. Nelson now sits three points behind the Beaver Valley Nitehawks heading into weekend action.First up Friday is 7-6 Princeton Posse. Saturday gets another shot at former Leaf Dane Rupert and the Kelowna Chiefs before concluding the trip Sunday in Osoyoos against the defending KIJHL champion, Coyotes.“Princeton is a small rink and the Posse usually has a big team,” Maida said when asked to give rundown of the weekend competition.“Kelowna, we had a good game against them but ran into a hot goalie the only time we played them and Osoyoos, well, they’ll be looking for some revenge since we beat them in Nelson and it’s the third game of the weekend for us.”But three games in three days is nothing new for the Leafs, one of two teams that has played 19 games this season.“This is the first time all season we’ve had a week’s rest,” said Maida.Maida and assistant coach Stu Linnen get three players off the injury list for the road trip — forwards Matti Jmaeff and Brett Norman and defenceman Walker Sidoni.Defenceman Riley Henderson is listed as day-to-day, but will not play this weekend.The news is not good for defenceman Blake Arcuri, who started the season on the injury list and will sit out another six weeks with an injured thumb.Dustin Reimer is also back on the injury list with an upper body injury after playing four of the opening 19 games.ICE CHIPS: Next home game for the Leafs is November 12 against the Grand Forks Border Bruins. . . . Nelson concludes the six-game road trip Thursday, November 10 in Fernie against the Ghostriders. . . . Leaf sniper Patrick Martens, currently riding a 14-game point streak, continues his assault on the KIJHL scoring title. Martens trails Craig Martin and Ryan Edwards, both of Beaver Valley, but three points. . . . Tryout defenceman Juilan Davis of Vancouver is expected back in the Nelson lineup for the weekend. Davis, 17, will advise the Leaf coaching staff of his future plans during the [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgD’AMATO HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN SAN LUIS REYGAINES EYES BETTER SCENARIO FOR TEXAS RYANOADVANCE WAGERING FRIDAY ON DUBAI WORLD CUPSTEWART ELLIOTT RECEIVES WOOLF AWARD SUNDAY Jerry Hollendorfer12326192221%54%$1,701,389 Joseph Talamo15924162115%38%$822,023 ELLIOTT TO RECEIVE WOOLF AWARD SUNDAYVeteran jockey Stewart Elliott, who was named winner of the 2017 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award on Feb. 24, will receive the prestigious trophy, which depicts the legendary George (The Iceman) Woolf, in a Winner’s Circle ceremony between races at Santa Anita on Sunday.Established to honor the memory of Woolf, who died following a spill on Santa Anita’s Club House turn on Jan. 3, 1946, the Woolf Award was first presented by Santa Anita in 1950 and this year marks the 68th anniversary of the honor that can only be won once.Voted on by jockeys nationwide, the Woolf Award seeks to recognize riders who have not only achieved a high degree of success in the saddle, but who have conducted both their personal and professional lives in a manner that brings credit to the sport of Thoroughbred racing and to them personally.Born in Toronto on March 11, 1965, Elliot celebrated his 52nd birthday on Santa Anita Handicap Day, March 11. A strong finisher who is also an outstanding judge of pace, Elliott, best known for capturing the 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes with Smarty Jones, has now amassed more than 4,700 career wins.One of five 2017 Woolf finalists, Elliott outpolled contemporaries Kerwin Clark, Julien Leparoux, Glen Murphy and Scott Stevens. Flavien Prat22852384323%58%$3,285,875 ADVANCE WAGERING FRIDAY ON SATURDAY’S DUBAI WORLD CUPOn Friday, there will be advance wagering on races three through nine on Saturday’s Dubai World Cup program. Early bird wagering opens at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, with betting available on races seven through nine, the ninth race being the World Cup with an approximate post time of 9:45 a.m.Arrogate, trained by Bob Baffert, drew post position nine in a field of 14. Hoppertunity, also trained by Baffert, has post position 11. Tiago Pereira10712111711%37%$415,991 Vladimir Cerin51912918%59%$491,664 FINISH LINES: Agent Vince DeGregory reports fellow agent Joe Griffin resting at home and doing fine after recently undergoing open heart surgery. “He’s getting better,” DeGregory said . . . Santa Anita Simulcast host Megan Devine did a stellar job on the Night School podcast this past Tuesday night. Night School, which is produced by horseplayernow.com, can be accessed by hitting the following link: htts://www.horseplayernow.com/night-school.html . . . Santa Anita wagering ambassador Chris Ado and Ragozin Sheets guru Jon Hardoon will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday and Sunday respectively, 11:20 a.m., in the East Paddock Gardens. JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mark Glatt769111112%41%$460,215 Kent Desormeaux14130171721%45%$1,706,151 TEXAS RYANO SET FOR SAN LUIS REYTexas Ryano finished sixth, beaten just 3 ½ lengths, in the Grade II San Marcos Stakes Feb. 4, his first race in nine weeks, but Carla Gaines doesn’t attribute the off-the-board finish to his absence.“I think he’ll move forward,” the trainer said of the six-year-old full horse owned bybreeder Warren Williamson. “But more than not racing for nine weeks, I think conditions of the race, the pace and other things, caused him not to run quite as well as we were hoping.“It wasn’t just the nine-week layoff. That wasn’t even a factor. That’s my take on it.”A son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, Texas Ryano won Del Mar’s Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup at a mile and a half last Nov. 15. All 19 of his races have been on turf. William Spawr32114534%63%$347,000 Philip D’Amato8918121320%48%$1,191,840 Peter Eurton58116719%41%$600,402 Edwin Maldonado771291116%42%$372,616 John Sadler6010121217%57%$625,380 Santiago Gonzalez13113221710%40%$675,443 Rafael Bejarano13823232317%50%$1,656,326 Peter Miller9828221029%61%$1,378,586center_img Mike Smith561861432%68%$1,871,827 Bob Baffert601481023%53%$1,543,516 (Current Through Saturday, March 18) Luis Contreras8910102311%48%$487,537 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Martin Pedroza11615212313%51%$699,512 D’AMATO ROLLS SAN LUIS REY DICE WITH LONGSHOTSPhil D’Amato sends out old timer Papacoolpapacool and new hand Syntax inSaturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes for four-year-olds and up at a mile and a half on turf.Tied for fourth in Santa Anita’s standings with 19 wins through Sunday, the trainer gives each an outside chance in the grassy marathon.“I’ve had Syntax about five months or so,” D’Amato said. “He’s a neat little horse and I’m still getting to know him. I think I’ve got two nice, live longshots in the race. I can see Syntax sitting mid-pack and coming with his run.”Bred in Ireland, Syntax is a five-year-old full horse formerly trained by Michael Dickinson before D’Amato ran him for the first time on Feb. 5, finishing third by a length in an overnight test at 1 1/8 miles on turf.Papacoolpapacool has run 15 times for D’Amato, winning four, including the restricted Pasadena and La Puente Stakes in 2015. The gelded son of Temple City has run 18 of his 20 career races on turf.“Papacool will be up close to the lead and try to get first run on the closers,” D’Amato said. “Both horses are doing really well and I’m looking forward to seeing what they can do at a mile and a half.”On other fronts, D’Amato said Enola Gray came out of her smashing hillside turf course win in last Saturday’s Irish O’Brien Stakes in good fashion and it’s on to the Grade II Royal Heroine Stakes at a mile on grass April 8.“She came to the track Thursday morning and looked good,” D’Amato said of the California-bred daughter of Grazen owned and bred by Nick Alexander. “If she gives me a couple good breezes, that’s where we’ll run.Santa Anita Handicap runner-up Midnight Storm is “tentatively” set for the Grade I Met Mile on Belmont Stakes day, June 10, but D’Amato added,” there are a lot of options out there. He’ll probably breeze sometime next week, stretch his legs, and we’ll formulate a plan.“Tentatively, we have the Met Mile on our radar.”The San Luis Rey, the ninth and final race: Inordinate, Corey Nakatani, 8-1; Power Foot, Kent Desormeaux, 15-1; Flamboyant, Brice Blanc, 6-1; Ashleyluvssugar, Gary Stevens, 5-2; Liam the Charmer, Victor Espinoza, 12-1; Syntax, Rafael Bejarano, 15-1; Buster Douglas, Santiago Gonzalez, 30-1; Papacoolpapacool, Edwin Maldonado, 10-1; Texas Ryano, Joe Talamo, 7-2; Itsinthepost, Tyler Baze, 5-1; Some in Tieme, Tiago Pereira, 30-1; and Site Read, Stewart Elliott, 30-1. J. Keith Desormeaux4494620%43%$509,505 Tyler Baze24743463017%48%$2,375,552 Doug O’Neill15018292112%45%$1,641,356 Corey Nakatani76138917%39%$806,207 Stewart Elliott15417162411%37%$827,993 Richard Baltas12522222018%51%$1,261,832 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Norberto Arroyo, Jr.10219111019%39%$841,556 Victor Espinoza62915715%50%$755,487 Jamie Theriot7497512%28%$440,570 Steven Miyadi60816613%50%$396,906 James M. Cassidy4588318%42%$427,091last_img read more

English players overworked after World Cup, says Southgate

first_imgThe first divisions in France and Italy began on the same weekend, but La Liga in Spain kicked off on August 17 and the Bundesliga in Germany on August 24. “When you see the league, a lot of teams haven’t started yet at their maximum. There have been lot of injuries across our league,” Southgate said on Sunday. “I don’t really understand why our league started so early, but they did, and it was a really difficult situation for the clubs. “Some of the clubs couldn’t field a team without…look at Tottenham, who had so many players in the semi-finals of the World Cup. “It was an impossible situation for their coaches really.” England face Spain in the UEFA Nations League on Monday, hoping to improve on their 2-1 defeat at Wembley last month, when the scoreline did not do Spain’s dominance justice.Spain then thrashed Croatia 6-0 and can seal top spot in Group 4 with a victory in Seville, while England are scrapping to avoid relegation.“We know their technical ability,” Southgate said. “But we have to cause them problems with the ball. We can’t just defend for 90 minutes. “We were more comfortable in the last 30 minutes at Wembley, but we have to do that earlier in the game, be brave enough to use the ball well, and cause them problems.”England have switched from a three to a four-man defence since the World Cup, in an attempt to exert more pressure higher up the pitch. Spain have also changed tack under Luis Enrique, who has instilled a more direct, attacking approach since taking charge following the disappointing performances at the World Cup. “Their style is a little bit different now, they’ve got a new coach, a top coach,” Southgate said. “Although the style and the philosophy is very similar, tactically it’s a bit different. There is a bit more of a direct threat in the final third. “It’s as big a test as you can get in European, if not world football, at the moment.” Southgate confirmed Liverpool defender Joe Gomez will replace the suspended John Stones in defence. Jordan Henderson is also serving a ban. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England manager Gareth Southgate gives a press conference at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Sevilla on Sunday © AFP / JORGE GUERREROSeville, Spain, Oct 14 – Gareth Southgate believes English players have been hampered by the Premier League starting so soon after the World Cup. England’s top flight began on Friday August 10, less than a month after England had been knocked out by Croatia in the semi-finals in Russia. last_img read more

Evolutionary Anthropologists Startled by Racial Mixing in Africa

first_img(Visited 74 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 If they didn’t expect recent genetic mixing from Europe into Africa, how certain are they about older human migrations?One thing is clear about early humans: they were a mobile group, often interbreeding with other groups. Ann Gibbons’ latest article in Science talks about a new genome from a human skeleton found in an Ethiopian cave. Dated by radiocarbon to be 4,500 years old, the genome shows unexpected mixing of African stock with Europeans. Gibbons writes about the surprising findings:Africa is the birthplace of our species and the source of ancient migrations that spanned the globe. But it has missed out on a revolution in understanding human origins: the study of ancient DNA….Until now. A paper published online this week in Science reveals the first prehistoric genome from Africa: that of Mota, a hunter-gatherer man who lived 4500 years ago in the highlands of Ethiopia…. And when compared with the genomes of living Africans, it implies something startling. Africa is usually seen as a source of outward migrations, but the genomes suggest a major migration into Africa by farmers from the Middle East, possibly about 3500 years ago. These farmers’ DNA reached deep into the continent, spreading even to groups considered isolated, such as the Khoisan of South Africa and the pygmies of the Congo.Did evolutionary anthropologists expect this? They believe early man evolved much earlier and moved “out of Africa” into Europe and Asia many tens of thousands of years ago. That part of their story is unchanged by the new genome. What they missed with this study, though, implies that they could have missed other “startling” revolutions in the earlier part of the story, since data become progressively less accurate over time.Here was one reaction from a well-known Harvard evolutionist:Population geneticist David Reich of Harvard University is struck by the magnitude of the mixing between Africans and Eurasians. He notes that “a profound migration of farmers moving from Mesopotamia to North Africa has long been speculated.” But, he says, “a western Eurasian migration into every population they study in Africa—into the Mbuti pygmies and the Khoisan? That’s surprising and new.”Gibbons ends by casting doubt on the status of modern theories about human migrations, quoting Jason Hodgson, an anthropological geneticist from Imperial College London:Migrations into and out of Africa were likely complex and ongoing. “This study is significant on its own,” Hodgson says. “But hopefully it is only just the beginning of ancient African genomics.”This implies that ancient African genomics has been more anecdotal than empirical. That may change, now that DNA from African bones is becoming more available (Nature).A related early-man story argues that human languages are “less arbitrary than long assumed” (Science Daily). An international team found that “the sounds and shapes of words can reveal aspects of meaning and grammatical function.”Human history goes back just thousands of years in the Biblical timeframe. Look: 3,500 years to 4,500 years puts this migration into a reasonable post-Flood period. And look where the migration started: Mesopotamia, right where the Bible puts the Tower of Babel.The Table of Nations in Genesis 10 is the most detailed, credible and verifiable account of human migrations in any historical written record. Recorded by Moses around 1440 BC, it most probably includes records known to Moses from his education in Egypt and earlier sources accessible to him. In this amazing record (which flows seamlessly into the time of Abraham, where secular history provides independent corroboration), the sons of Ham migrated to Africa and the far east. The sons of Japheth migrated to Europe and India, forming the Indo-European cultures with their shared languages. The sons of Shem stayed primarily in the middle east. Individual names of the three sons of Noah and their offspring can be traced through extra-Biblical records to places like Egypt, Greece, Ethiopia, Crete, and even as far as China. There’s no reason to reject the Genesis 10 record except for the evolutionary appetite for long ages.But how reasonable are those long ages? Evolutionists have to believe that ancient humans, fully our equivalent in stature and brain size, were too stupid to build a city, ride a horse, or plant a farm until civilization suddenly exploded on the scene inexplicably just a few thousand years ago. The most ancient cultic site found in Turkey, Gobekli Tepe, doesn’t fit their evolutionary narrative at all (3/10/09). One said, “…one has to wonder how these supposed hunter-gatherers had advanced knowledge of masonry and stonework if they were the first civilization.” Evolutionists must believe that tens and even hundreds of thousands of years ago, “hominids” made tools, used fire, and even traveled across continents but were too stupid to make a permanent dwelling. Long ages are a curse to history, not a benefit. The long ages required by their theory makes their story unreasonable, given what we know about human nature.By contrast, the Bible presents a reasonable history we can relate to. It describes mankind as intelligent from the beginning. After Eden, Cain and Abel were shepherds and farmers. Cain built a city, and his grandsons were making musical instruments, forging metals and perfecting agriculture. After the Flood, Noah’s descendants were building a magnificent Tower of Babel within a few centuries (100 to 500 years, as conservative estimates go). The languages were not arbitrary, but intelligently designed by God, who had a purpose for driving the nations to scatter and repopulate the earth. Then people groups with their common languages scattered across the globe within a few centuries, not tens of thousands of years. Wherever we see humanity, we see wanderlust, technology, and intelligence. We still don’t know how they built some ancient monuments of incredible mass and precision.This article by Ann Gibbons points out how surprised the evolutionists continue to be. She mentioned the “revolution in the study of human origins” from genetics that is now just beginning to affect their stories about Africa. It’s like every new finding contradicts their expectations, requiring them to invent new lies to cover up the last ones. The Bible has stood the test of time. It has the ring of truth. Truth doesn’t evolve. It doesn’t need to.last_img read more