MattGush/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Police in Washington, D.C., are on the hunt for three men accused of entering a busy barbershop and opening fire.Among the 10 people inside the shop, six were shot — four men, a woman and a 5-year-old boy.“They all appear to be non-life-threatening [wounds],” Police Chief Peter Newsham said at a press conference across the street from the crime scene on Friday evening.The boy, who was shot in the hand, suffered the “most serious” injury and required surgery, Newsham said.There are no known suspects or motives at this point, but police are looking for “two males wearing dark clothing” and a “third in blue jeans and red shoes” who “got into a silver minivan and fled this location,” Newsham said.Neighboring Prince George’s County was alerted, Newsham added.Anyone who can help identify the vehicle or has knowledge of the incident has been asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or text tips to the police department’s tip line at 50411. MPD seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle of interest in reference to an Assault With Intent to Kill (Gun) offense that occurred on 3/6/20 in the 6200 blk of Dix St., NE. Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411Full release: https://t.co/jrJKAk8bBN pic.twitter.com/G92RptQ7Zv— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) March 7, 2020Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
View post tag: JMSDF US Navy ships from the Wasp amphibious ready group (ARG) met up with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) amphibious transport dock ship, JS Kunisaki (LST 4003), for two days of exercises on January 11 and 12.During the cooperative deployment, ARG ships and JS Kunisaki conducted communication and maneuvering drills off the west coast of Kyushu.“We understood each other’s radio calls very clearly, and they were very quick with their responses. It was a routine operation just like working with another US vessel,” said Operations Specialist 1st Class Jose Gonzales, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 navigation assessor.Capt. Jim McGovern, commodore, PHIBRON 11 also visited Kunisaki to meet with the crew and tour the ship.“It was a great opportunity to visit Kunisaki and see in person how well she and the ships of the Wasp ARG can operate together,” said McGovern. “Our ability to work and train together with our JMSDF partners is a key enabler that ensures security and stability in the Indo-Pacific Region.”Units in the Wasp ARG include the USS Wasp (LHD 1), amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20), and amphibious assault ship USS Ashland (LSD 48).The Wasp ARG, is forward deployed to the US 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. Share this article Photo: USS Ashland (LSD 48), USS Wasp (LHD 1), and JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) sail in formation during the cooperative deployment. Photo: US Navy View post tag: US Navy View post tag: JS Kunisaki View post tag: Wasp ARG
Friday, April 15th. Oldenburg Academy at Southwestern Shelbyville.OA 101 107 0 10 16 1SW 220 200 0 6 7 2OA Hitting: Nick Bischoff 3-4, 2 runs, bb; Aaron Huber 3-5 run; Sam Gast 2-5 run, sb, triple, 2 rbi, sb; Tanner Alley 1-5, run, rbi; Tyler Hesselbrock 3-4, 2 runs, sb; Chase Hogg 2-4, run, 4 rbi, double, sb; Bryce Ahaus 0-2, run, 3 bb, sb; Zach Pottschmidt 1-5; and Zach West 1-3, run, 2 rbi.OA Pitching. Zach Pottschmidt 7 IP, 6 earned runs, 7 hits, 8 k, 4 bb, 2 hbp Win.April 16th. OA at South Dearborn.OA 200 330 0 8 7 3SD 100 262 x 11 7 1OA Hitting. Nick Bischoff 1-3, run, double, bb; Aaron Huber 1-4, rbi; Sam Gast 2-4, 2 runs, triple, rbi; Tanner Alley 1-3, run, bb, rbi; Tyler Hesselbrock 0-3, run, bb; Chase Hogg 0-2, 2 runs, 2 bb; Bryce Ahaus 0-3, bb;and Zach Pottschmidt 1-1, run, rbi.OA Pitching. Nick Bischoff 2 IP, 1 unearned run, 0 hits, 0 k, 0 bb; Jordan Stenger 1 IP, 1 earned run, 0 hits, 5 bb, 0 k; Chase Hogg 1.1 IP, 5 runs, 4 earned, 3 hits, 3 bb 1 k Loss; and Aaron Huber 1.2 IP, 4 runs, 3 earned, 4 hits, 3 bb 0 k.OA Varsity record: 1-5. Next game: 4/19/16 vs. Greenwood Christian Academy. zCourtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.
Some remarkable fossils have been found recently. According to the reports, scientists are not sure what to make of them, even though evolutionary language is liberally applied to the interpretation.Octopus: The earliest fossil octopus is 100% octopus. A rare well-preserved octopus fossil, as unlikely as finding a fossilized sneeze according to Live Science, shows all the tentacles, suckers, and even the ink sac. The specimens, found in Cretaceous rock in Lebanon, push back the evolutionary date for octopus fossils tens of millions of years to 95 million years before the present. Even though the discoverer said “This provides important evolutionary information,” he was surprised at how similar the fossil is to living species. “These things are 95 million years old, yet one of the fossils is almost indistinguishable from living species,” said Dirk Fuchs of the Free University in Berlin. Primitive octopi were presumed to have fleshy fins along their bodies. “The new fossils are so well preserved that they show, like living octopus, that they didn’t have these structures,” he said. National Geographic shows a detailed picture of the octopus, tentacles, suckers and all. An ID website called Intelligent Design and More analyzed the significance of this fossil for evolutionary theory.Old spider silk: The oldest sample of spider web silk was found in amber in East Sussex, UK this month. The BBC News said it’s 140 million years old. Some pieces of amber from the Cretaceous beds were lying on the surface of a beach. The article did not mention the evolution of spiders – just that this was the oldest known example of spider silk. A professor at Oxford said, “If it is confirmed – and we think we have got good evidence for it – then it would be the oldest preserved spider’s web and the oldest fossil silk, I think, in the fossil record.” It implies the spider spinner already had all the spinneret equipment for mixing the chemicals of this complex material and weaving her web.Anomalous Anomalocaridid from the Burgess Shale: Another strange critter from the Cambrian-era Burgess Shale was announced in Science.1 This one, named Hurdia, is similar to the better-known predator Anomalocaris, but had a prominent carapace in front (see National Geographic for artist reconstruction). Live Science called it a miniature monster. Its estimated length was one meter. Although the paper promised to elaborate on “its significance for early euarthropod evolution,” the E-word never appeared in the body of the paper. The authors did say that “The phylogenetic analysis we conducted places Hurdia as sister to a group composed of Anomalocaris and Laggania, with these three taxa forming a clade in the stem group of the euarthropods.” No ancestral progression was therefore shown, unless Anomalocaris was a later species that lost the carapace – but that would represent devolution, not evolution. The authors said, “If the carapace is homologous with the euarthropod cephalic shield, this head covering may have originated before the last common ancestor of the anomalocaridids and higher euarthropods.” That is just a speculation. It doesn’t help evolutionary theory anyway, since it puts the origin of the carapace farther in the past without a transitional form.Dino-midget: One of the smallest dinosaurs ever known was found in Canada. EurekAlert said it is smaller than a housecat and likely ate insects, small mammals and other prey. “Hesperonychus is currently the smallest dinosaur known from North America,” a member of the discovery team remarked. “But its discovery just emphasizes how little we actually know, and it raises the possibility that there are even smaller ones out there waiting to be found.” Nothing was said about how this species evolved. They inferred from the fused pelvic bones that the creature was fully grown. Live Science also reported the find. Speaking of dinosaurs, EurekAlert also reported a collection of adolescent Sinornithomimus found in Mongolia. The discoverers presume the individuals died getting stuck in a mud flat. They inferred that the young represented a herd that perished together. The skeletons showed exquisite preservation and were oriented in similar directions, suggesting they perished together over a short time.Fuzzy dinosaur: Another “feathered dinosaur” from China was announced by Nature News, but its relation to birds seems questionable. Integumentary filaments were found running along the back of Tianyulong confuciusi; the alleged feathers are only stiff filaments without vanes. Live Science, nevertheless, emphasized the “feather” interpretation, but the BBC News said the fossil only hints at “fuzzy dinosaurs.” Whatever the structures were, they were clearly not related to flight. Were they for display? for warmth? Opinions vary. The authors of the original paper in Nature did not have a clear answer.2 In addition, calling these things feathers would require evolutionary appeals to homology and convergence:The unique filaments of Tianyulong add more complexity to the issue of feather origins. Homology of the structures in Tianyulong and theropods is far from obvious with present data, but cannot be precluded. Although based on negative evidence, the derived position within the Theropoda for the known appearance of ‘protofeathers’ indicates that earlier theropods lacked integumentary structures, implying in turn that the common ancestor of theropods and ornithischians also lacked such structures and that their appearances in each clade were convergent. This fossil represents the first in the Ornithischian branch of dinosaurs to sport integumentary filaments. The BBC article emphasized the problems this makes for the dinosaur-to-bird scenario. All the other “feathered dinosaurs” were members of Saurischia, the “lizard-hipped” branch. One might think that finding “proto-feathers” on a bird-hipped species would excite the believers in dinosaur-to-bird evolution, but Lawrence Witmer (Ohio U) said this “really muddies the waters” of the story. “The bad news is that something we thought was neatly wrapped up is now not so neat,” he said. The Ornithischia were all thought to be scaly, like reptiles. The announced date of this fossil, 150 million years before the present, also puts the filaments long before birds in the evolutionary timeline. “We now need to rethink what the coat of the ancestral dinosaurs actually was.” Do the filaments imply warm-bloodedness? Are they even related to feathers at all? “We now need to think completely differently about the evidence we already have,” Witmer said. Witmer elaborated on the problems in a News and Views commentary in the same issue of Nature.3 The fossil shows three patches of long filaments “reminiscent of the structures thought to be the evolutionary progenitors of feathers,” he said. “The only problem is that Tianyulong isn’t supposed to have anything like feathers.” Again, he said, “Tianyulong is not at all closely related to birds and, as a heterodontosaurid ornithischian, is on an entirely separate branch of the dinosaur family tree.” He doubts that these are feathers at all. It’s not even clear what part of the skin they emerged from:Given the position of Tianyulong near the evolutionary base of ornithischian dinosaurs, the presence of epidermal, filamentous, feather-like structures could mean that the ancestral dinosaur was a fuzzy (though maybe not cuddly) animal. Of course, that would also mean that a fuzzy coat of protofeathers was lost many times in dinosaur evolution, because lots of dinosaur groups on both great branches of the dinosaur family tree are known to have scaly, reptilian skin (Fig. 1). But, before complicated scenarios for feather evolution are concocted, the fundamental question to be answered is whether the filaments of Tianyulong are on the outside or inside of the skin’s surface. That seemingly simple question is surprisingly hard to answer….Even if the filaments are epidermal, and the evidence is ambiguous, it would not prove they were in the lineage of bird feathers. The evidence from all the claimed feathered dinosaurs at this point “raises the possibility that there may be a range of filamentous epidermal structures in dinosaurs, and that not all such structures may be related evolutionarily to feathers.” If he is right, there has been a rush to judgment to call these things feathers. “Perhaps the only clear conclusion that can be drawn from the foregoing is that little Tianyulong has made an already confusing picture of feather origins even fuzzier.”How about a living fossil to cap off this entry? National Geographic News posted a photo of a young tuatara found near Wellington, New Zealand. Tuatara are considered a classic “living fossil” because of their “dinosaur-age lineage.” The dinosaurs are all gone, but this reptile that lived among them survives today, having left no fossils in the 65 million years evolutionists believe separated them.1. Daley, Budd, Caron, Edgecombe and Collins, “The Burgess Shale Anomalocaridid Hurdia and Its Significance for Early Euarthropod Evolution,” Science, 20 March 2009: Vol. 323. no. 5921, pp. 1597-1600, DOI: 10.1126/science.1169514.2. Zheng, You, Zu and Dong, “An Early Cretaceous heterodontosaurid dinosaur with filamentous integumentary structures,” Nature 458, 333-336 (19 March 2009) | doi:10.1038/nature07856.3. Lawrence M. Witmer, “Dinosaurs: Fuzzy origins for feathers,” Nature 458, 293-295 (19 March 2009) | doi:10.1038/458293a.Sudden appearance, well-adapted creatures, stasis, lack of clear lineal descent – these are not what Charles Darwin would have liked to see. Fossils represented the biggest problem to his theory in 1859, and despite the bombast of his disciples, continue to throw up obstacles to belief in slow, gradual progression of creatures from simple to complex.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Here is a sneak peek at episode five of the Play Your Part television series, which airs on Saturday, 23 September 2017 on SABC 2.Choreographer Paul Modjadji has been appointed as an ambassador of two international dance organisations. You’ll find out more about this choreographer in episode five of Play Your Part this week on SABC 2. (Image: Paul Modjadji)Brand South Africa reporterIn the fifth episode of Play Your Part, viewers will hear the stories of Paul Modjadji, Esther Mahlangu and Firdoze Bulbulia.The episode, which airs on Saturday, 23 September at 18:00, is part of a 26-episode series.Here’s a preview of episode five:Esther MahlanguMahlangu is globally known for her brightly coloured paintings and murals, inspired by the Ndebele tradition. She is teaching young women and girls the techniques that have been passed down through her family.Firdoze BulbuliaBulbulia’s roles include film director and independent producer. She is involved with the Feroza Adam Foundation and the iTouch Foundation, which promotes skills development and offers mentorship.Paul ModjadjiDancer Modjadji was the first South African artist to win the South African Youth Award in the Arts and Entertainment category, which he won in 2012. He was also the 2013 City of Tshwane brand ambassador.Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 every Saturday on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; or,Find out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; andLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After back-and-forth trade wrangling President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping called a halt on new tariffs with the hope of productive trade talks set to start this week in Shanghai.Agriculture is watching.“All eyes will be on this week’s trade negotiations in China because reopening the door to one of the largest markets in the world is key to helping farmers get back on their feet,” said Zippy Duvall, American Farm Bureau Federation president. “We wholly support the Administration’s efforts to stop unfair trade practices by China. Now, it’s time to write the next chapter in our trade relationship by eliminating tariff barriers.“American agriculture can compete with anyone in the world on a level playing field. I hope this week’s talks create that opportunity.”From 2017 to 2018, U.S. agricultural exports to China fell more than 50%, dropping to $9.1 billion. In 2014, U.S. agricultural exports to China exceeded $24 billion. From 2000 to 2017, U.S. agricultural exports to China increased by 700%.
Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Former teammates Kyrie Irving (left) and LeBron James AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOKyrie Irving and LeBron James will share the court on opening night of the 2017-2018 NBA regular season next month. But for the first time in a long time, it won’t be as teammates.Irving recently demanded his way out of the Cleveland Cavaliers and got his wish when he was traded to the Boston Celtics.ADVERTISEMENT Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Austin, Ravena lead PH team in 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Appearing on ESPN’s “First Take,” the 25-year-old guard confirmed that he did not speak with LeBron about his trade request, nor did he feel obligated to do so.“Did you speak to LeBron James or talk to LeBron James before you and your representatives met with ownership before you let them know you wanted out?” host Stephen A. Smith candidly asked the four-time All-Star.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“No. Why would I have to?” Irving responded, prompting Smith to say that LeBron might have taken it personally.Without mentioning his former teammate’s name, Irving calmly explained his side: “I don’t think you owe anything to another person in terms of figuring out what you want to do with your life.” MOST READ “And it’s not anything personal, I’m not here to tirade anybody, I’m not here to go at any particular person or the organization, because I have nothing but love for Cleveland. I have nothing but love for the times that I spent there. It’s nothing about that.”After mostly keeping to himself since the trade went down, Irving further explained his motivations behind leaving Cleveland.“It’s just there comes a time when you mature as an individual. It’s time to make that decision,” he shared.“And there is no looking back from that standpoint. There is no time to figure out how to save someone’s feelings, when ultimately you have to be selfish in figuring out what you want to do. And it wasn’t about me not wanting to win. It wasn’t anything about that. I want to be extremely, extremely happy in perfecting my craft. And that was the only intent that I have in all of this.” Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Indian football team paid the price for wasting a crucial penalty as they could manage only a 1-1 draw against much fancied Qatar and crashed out of the Olympic qualifiers in Pune on Thursday.India went into the second leg of the qualifiers needing a 2-0 win to make it to the final round having lost 1-3 in Doha in the first leg and Lalrindika Ralte’s miss from the spot kick in the 19th minute proved costly for Desmond Bulpin’s U-23 boys.Considering this, it’s high time Indian football gets some foreign help.The home side went ahead in the 53rd minute with Qatar conceding an own goal and had it been 2-0 at that stage, India could have tried defending the scoreline.In the end, however, Qatar went through to the final round on 4-2 aggregate.Qatar did not have the kind of upper-hand they had enjoyed at home on June 19. This was mainly due to delay in their arrival as they didn’t get requisite clearance earlier to land their chartered flight at the Pune airport.Although Qatar looked slightly better in the first half, it was difficult to separate the two sides in the second session with India getting a few opportunities.Despite failing to advance to the final round, Desmond Bulpin’s boys will end their campaign with their heads held high. Bulpin began with the same XI that played in Doha and the 5000-strong crowd at the Shiv Chhatrapati Stadium at Balewadi were on their feet when India were awarded a penalty in the 19th minute after Jeje Lalpekhlua’s shot was handled by Murad Naji.advertisementHowever, Lalrindika’s low left- footer was brilliantly saved by Qatar goalkeeper Al Sheeb to the stunned silence of the home fans.Al Sheeb, however, turned villain in the 53rd minute when his costly mistake helped India gain lead.Khaled Muftah sent in a back pass from the right flank but Al sheeb let the innocuous ball slip with Jibon Singh charging at him.Sensing the chance of making it to the final round with another goal, India pressed hard and Jeje should have done the job for India in the 73rd minute but he disappointed the sizeable crowd.Jeje, who had scored the lone goal for India in their 1- 3 loss in the first leg, was all alone inside Qatar box but his feeble angular left-footer went straight to the goalkeeper.As if India were penalised for Jeje’s mistake, Qatar equalised in the next minute (74th) to seal their place in the final round.Following a throw- in from the right flank, Fadhl Omar sent a perfect floater for Mohamed Salah Elnee on the left and the latter, who was left free inside the box by Abhishek Das, sent the ball past goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani with a first time shot that crashed into the net.- With inputs from PTIFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
MOST READ Jokic also had 15 rebounds and nine assists, just shy of a third triple-double this season. Nick Young, signed as a free agent Monday, scored six points in his Nuggets debut, including a key 3-pointer in the fourth quarter.Paul George had 32 points to lead the Thunder, who lost their fourth in a row to the Nuggets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSteven Adams added 26 points, and Jerami Grant and Westbrook finished with 13 points apiece.Trailing by 10 points late in the third quarter, Oklahoma City got a layup and a 3-pointer from George in the final minute to pull to within 82-76. Thunder: Andre Roberson remains sidelined by a left patellar tendon injury that has kept him out all season.Nuggets: F Paul Millsap missed a third game since suffering a right big toe fracture. … G Gary Harris missed a fifth straight game because of a right hip injury. … F Mason Plumlee fouled out with just over six minutes left to play.UP NEXTThunder: Complete a back-to-back at home Saturday night against the Los Angeles Clippers/Nuggets: Continue a four-game homestand Sunday night against Toronto.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening 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 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, blocks a shot by Denver Nuggets forward Trey Lyles in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Nikola Jokic scored 24 points, Jamal Murray had 19 and the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-98 on Friday night after Murray and Russell Westbrook had a heated exchange.Westbrook and Murray pushed each other and argued after lining up next to each other for a jump ball in the final seconds. Jokic tried to get between them, and Westbrook threatened to beat up Jokic while being restrained. No blows were exchanged, but the final moments played out amid heightened tensions.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES With a 9-2 burst capped by another layup from George, Oklahoma City pulled within 99-96 with 3:20 remaining. The Nuggets scored 10 of the last 12 points down the stretch, four of them on a jumper and a pair of free throws by Murray.The teams were gathered for a jump ball with 35.7 seconds left when Westbrook, apparently upset over Murray’s positioning around the circle, began pushing him. As Murray pushed back, teammates and officials quickly rushed in to separate the two, who exchanged words before the skirmish ended.The Nuggets took a 60-52 lead at halftime, boosted by Torrey Craig’s perimeter shooting as he made three of his first four attempts from 3-point range.Adams scored 17 of his points in the first half, helping to keep the Thunder within striking distance.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Damian Lillard scores 24, Blazers hold off NBA-best Raptors Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View comments LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
APTN National NewsFresh off his concert at the Ab Day Live festival in Winnipeg, singer Billy Ray Cyrus sits down with APTN’s Shaneen Robinson.The talk soon turns to what can be done about the number of Aboriginal women and girls who have either gone missing or have been murdered.And what he’s planning to do about it.