Real Madrid socializes the goal

first_imgPLAYERGOALS Hazardone Varane3 Iscoone The statistic, which accounts for the wide distribution of goals in Madrid, with 16 actors in garlic, is the highest of those present in Saudi Arabia. In Valencia, his victim this Wednesday, 12 players have seen the door, the same as in Atlético de Madrid; in Barcelona, ​​14. 22 Carvajalone Baletwo If with Benzema sometimes he does not give, without him the thing gets even more complicated. And to great evils, great remedies. The Zidane boys responded in Jeddah with scoring opportunism to the absence of Karim, author until the semifinal of 32% of the team’s goals. The same happened in Getafe, when ‘9’ did not get what is customary in him and Varane (double) and Modric covered him. Benzema16 Jovicone Better than Valencia, Atlético and BarcelonaThe greatest weight of this coral offensive contribution, in which the jump from the first to the second scorer, from Benzema (16) to Rodrygo (6), is enormous, it has the step in front of the center of the field. In that Zidane had placed special emphasis, that in summer he reviewed the 2018-19 data and understood that he could expect more in this section of Modric, Kroos, Casemiro or Valverde. Among the four have 13 targets (5 + 4 + 2 + 2), more than 26% of the group. The percentage speaks of the most successful season ever of the Croatian or that the German goes to a goal to match his best record and celebrate the same conquest. Fede Valverdetwo Viniciustwo Kroos4 Modric5 Rodrygo6 Casemirotwo DEL GOLES DEL MADRID 2019-20 Bouquets5 Jamesone Lucas Vázquezone The last to join the goal in Madrid has been Isco, who made his first goal of the season against Valencia, also the first since March 31, 2019. Before that, Kroos had made his way to King Abdullah, again bringing out his glove, and then settled the Modric affair, which he recalled the need to clone the outside of that right foot. In total there are 16 Madrid players who have marked this course.last_img read more

Fun at work

first_imgThe NCAA adds another dimension – the first rounds of the tournament include games that are televised during working hours. Trying to stop the chatter and the betting might hurt your relationship with your employees. Letting them have some fun, on the other hand, can foster a better working atmosphere. “Employees are going to continue to take part in these activities notwithstanding what an employer does to stop it,” said Tony Campiti, a partner in the Dallas office of the law firm Thompson & Knight. “Some (owners) do take the position that `I’m going to turn it into a positive situation.”‘ “It brings out good things among the relationships of employees – I think they enjoy a little competition once in a while,” said Tony Christopoulos, owner of Leads360, a Los Angeles-based company that creates systems for real estate brokers to track their leads. The increased use of the Internet can create more problems around such sporting events because some employees may be spending time visiting gambling sites. Software including an Internet browser’s history function allows an employer to keep tabs on what workers are doing. It’s possible to block workers from using specific sites. Make the line clear Campiti noted that a lot of employers don’t want to be heavy-handed with their workers, but he said they also need to let employees know that they can’t abuse the privilege of using the Internet, or taking time to put together an NCAA pool. Workers also need to know the consequences of such abuse. “We typically sit with clients and instill in them that in the (employee) handbook and the operations side of your business, you need to set rules and guidelines as far as your Internet usage,” Wilson said. Allowing betting nonetheless can open a small business owner up to unexpected legal problems, attorneys said. First, even if the laws against office pools are hardly ever enforced, such pools are usually illegal. “Those laws are on the books in almost all states,” Campiti said. Moreover, allowing – in effect, condoning – betting or gambling at work could conflict with a company’s code of ethics. Campiti noted that a company that allows gambling might find it harder to enforce other ethical issues. Opening the door Another issue: Allowing workers to solicit bets from one another means that workers can solicit one another for other activities as well, including union organizing, Campiti said. Once the workplace is opened up, an employer can’t pick and choose what kind of solicitation occurs. Owners and managers should also think twice before running a pool themselves, attorneys say. “If an employee resists and doesn’t want to participate, they might have some sort of claim that the boss is forcing them to do something illegal,” Meneghello said. Other issues include theft: What happens if someone makes off with the pool money? And, Campiti noted, it’s not unheard of that tempers flare, possibly leading to workplace violence. Some companies deal with the legal issues by administering the pools but removing all monetary winnings. Wilson said his company runs no-cost pools, and the winners get nonmonetary prizes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Why not try to maximize the experience and try to capture some of the excitement?” said Rob Wilson, president of Employco, a Chicago-based human resources company. Still, there are issues surrounding March Madness that owners need to be aware of. First, talking about and betting on these events do take employees away from their work. There are also legal pitfalls surrounding those NCAA brackets that people love to buy into or fill out – this is illegal gambling, even if the bets are only $5, and theoretically that could cause problems for a business owner. But labor lawyers say work time lost to sports talk and betting is the biggest issue for most companies. “Lost productivity is the main problem with any sort of gambling situation in the workplace,” said Rich Meneghello, a partner with the labor law firm Fisher & Phillips in Portland, Ore. NEW YORK With the NCAA basketball tournament just around the corner, employees of businesses across the nation are likely to be a little sidetracked, either talking about the games or setting up office pools to bet on who’s going to win. Company owners need to be sure the work gets done, but they might also want to cut their employees a little slack – these sporting events can be a morale booster. Pools can generate excitement last_img

Liverpool transfer news: Are these Jurgen Klopp’s top transfer targets?

first_img Ruben Neves (Porto) – Click the right arrow above to see more transfer targets… – One of the most highly-rated young central midfielders in Europe, Neves is already being linked with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea. The youngster’s release clause is reportedly £21.5m and could be low enough to convince Jurgen Klopp to make a move in January, according to Tutto Mercato Web. Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) – Click the right arrow above to see more transfer targets… – The Italian sensation has had a brilliant last three seasons, powering the minnows into Serie A and then keeping them there in style with 42 goals in 108 games. It’s reported in Italy, Klopp has long admired the 21-year-old and now Sassuolo fully own the player he could be tempted to sign him, despite Juventus inserting a buy-back clause in their deal to sell the player in the summer. 5 5 Andre Ayew (Swansea City) – Click the right arrow above to see more transfer targets… – The Ghanaian has hit the ground running in the Premier League following his free transfer and impressed with his hard-working displays in Wales. His reward so far has been four goals and plenty of plaudits, but he now finds himself a wanted man with Klopp keen on a move, report ESPN FC 5 5 Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen) or Loris Karius (Mainz) – Jurgen Klopp already seems keen on ditching goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and could well raid the Bundesliga for his replacement. Germany is currently well stocked for goalkeepers with a number of young stars putting pressure on Manuel Neuer. Leno and Karius at the two shot-stoppers Calciomercato believe are grabbing Klopp’s attention. Leroy Sane (Schalke) – Click the right arrow above to see more transfer targets… – At the start of October it was revealed Liverpool had made an offer for the German starlet before the end of the summer transfer window. The Royal Blues will be reluctant to sell given they’ve just let go of Julian Draxler but Klopp might tempt him away. 5 With Jurgen Klopp named the new Liverpool boss last week, it wasn’t going to be long before the transfer rumours started.The German has barely been in the job a week and former charges like Robert Lewandowski, Ilkay Gundogan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marcos Reus have all been linked with switch to Anfield.BUNDESLIGA STARS LIVERPOOL COULD SIGNThere plenty more players who he hasn’t managed who are reportedly interesting the charismatic 48-year-old too.But who are the men Klopp could move for in January as he attempts to build a Premier League title winning side? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to see more stars who have been linked with a move to Liverpool…last_img read more

Rib restaurant becomes eco-friendly

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champBurrows is not new to the movement either. He started using organic chicken five years ago. And his salmon is wild caught and the menu features lots of vegetable dishes. “The idea has always been to offer as many items like that on the menu and take a public position about things like that,” he said of his commitment to helping the environment in any way he can. “The philosophy is to buy the best food we can and do as little to it as possible.” He installed a water filtration system in the restaurant after getting rid of bottled water because the bottles contain petroleum-based products and there is waste associated with the packaging. Not to mention it has to be transported to the restaurant. And Los Angeles actually has a pretty good water, he added. SHERMAN OAKS – Jonathan Burrows is making a statement at his restaurant, Mr. Cecil’s California Ribs. He’s putting some of his profits back in his customers’ mouths along with some tasty food. Burrows recently turned up the heat on his pledge to make his Sherman Oaks rib shack as green as possible by doing away with bottled water and buying only organic beef for his meat dishes. Future plans include setting up a composting system for some of the restaurant’s garbage. “I’m not somebody who protests outwardly, I don’t go to rallies,” Burrows said. “I thought this would be a way I could really do something significant…and maybe start a movement among other restaurant owners.” “Consider the waste of energy in (making) plastic bottles and the energy used to ship it. It just didn’t make sense to me,” Burrows said. Making changes can trim a bit off the restaurant’s profits, but Burrows is resisting passing the expense on to his customers. “It might not be a good business decision because restaurants have huge markup on bottled water. It was a big seller and a significant portion of the income,” he said. Getting high marks Mr. Cecil’s gets high marks from the Los Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club, which has a True Cost of Food campaign. “All of those sustainable business practices sound really great,” said Jennifer Robinson, the club’s conservation coordinator. “We encourage people to think about the environmental impact of their food choices.” Burrows opened his first Mr. Cecil’s in West Los Angeles in 2000 and branched out to Sherman Oaks five years ago. He’s a former entertainment executive who helped produce “Fletch” and “Texasville,” the sequel to “The Last Picture Show.” His father was Abe Burrows, a humorist, author, playwright, director and actor. Burrows knows how to break down recipes as well as production budgets. He has always liked to cook and is a professionally trained chef. The restaurant is named Mr. Cecil’s because that was a pet name for his dad, whose formal name was Selig but was known as Felix, Cecil, Seelegs or even Skeeziks. Mr. Cecil’s origins When Burrows and his wife Annie, who contributed recipes to the menu, began thinking about opening a restaurant, she thought of calling it Mr. Cecil’s. He’s been asked to demonstrate his cooking skills at the James Beard House in Greenwich Village. Twice. The Beard House is operated by the James Beard Foundation and is a place where chefs are invited to showcase their talents. “We we think it’s extremely prestigious,” Izabela Wojcik, director of house programming, said of an invitation to cook twice at this venue. Wolfgang Puck was the first chef to cook there in the late 1980s. “For some chefs it’s about following in the footsteps of all the chefs who have been here,” she said. For Burrows, it’s a surrealistic experience, especially since his career didn’t start in the kitchen. “For me to cook at the James Beard Foundation is sort of like an amateur golfer being invited to play at the Masters. I’m overwhelmed by the experience,” he said. These these days he’s quite content to turn out green barbecue at his two restaurants. The next thing to go will the sparkling water, which he does note is available in glass bottles. Burrows will soon be installing a carbonation system and serving his own. And he’s also quite happy with the kind of statement he’ll be able to make about the environment. “One day I can say to my kids `this is what Daddy did in the war,”‘ Burrows said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

CHINESE RESTAURANT OWNER FINED BECAUSE WORKER HAD NO PERMIT

first_imgA Chinese restaurant owner from Lifford has been fined a total of €450 for allowing a man to work on her premises without the proper work permit.Letterkenny Court.FINEDRuo Mei Zhang, of the Peking House, was visited by an inspector from the Department of Trade and Employment. On the first occasion a man ran out of the kitchen and could not be traced.The man was spotted working in the restaurant on two pother occasions.It was subsequently found that the man did not have the proper documentation.Solicitor for the accused, Gordon Curley, said the restaurant owner had been legitimately in the country for the past 10 years and had opened the premises in May 21013.The woman, who is 31 with two children, had allowed things to “get on top of her”, added Mr Curley.Judge Paul Kelly fined Mei Zhang a total of €450 for the first two offenses and took the third offense into consideration.CHINESE RESTAURANT OWNER FINED BECAUSE WORKER HAD NO PERMIT was last modified: December 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfinedLiffordPeking HOusework permitlast_img read more

WINNERS OF THE ST EUNAN’S ALL-IRELAND TICKET DRAW

first_imgHere are the results of the draw that was conducted tonight in the Clubhouse:1st Prize:               2 x All-Ireland SFC Final tickets – Patrick Sweeney, Carrygawley, Letterkenny 2nd Prize:              €150 Home Heating Fuel Voucher (Top Oil) – Seamus McKeague3rd Prize:              Club Donegal Membership for Remainder of 2012 & 2013. – Kayden McAleer, Lower Dromore4th Prize:               €100 Meal Voucher (The Yellow Pepper) – Brenda Devenney, Ballylast, Lifford5th Prize:               €100 Cash (Cllr. Tadhg Culbert) – Oisin Brogan, Donegal Town 6th Prize:               Sunday Lunch Voucher for 2 (The Station House Hotel) – Eibhlin Kelly, Parkview Drive7th Prize:               A Case of Chardonnay (Sweeney’s Spar Express, Ballyraine) – Ronan McGeehin, Tullygay8th Prize:               Meal for 2 (Tin Tai Restaurant) – R. Ní Chasaide, Bun na Leaca9th Prize:               Child’s Donegal Jersey – Fully autographed by the squad (Brian McCormick Sports) – Ruairi Kavanagh, Golf Course Rd.10th Prize:            Sunday Lunch Voucher for 2 (The Station House Hotel) – James FrielPaul McGovern WINNERS OF THE ST EUNAN’S ALL-IRELAND TICKET DRAW was last modified: September 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

McHugh named manager of Finn Harps U15 team

first_imgFinn Harps veteran Kevin McHugh has being confirmed as the club’s first U15 manager for the inaugural League of Ireland season at this age group.Apart from his illustrious senior playing career, McHugh also has impressive coaching qualifications and has enjoyed huge success, coaching Donegal Schoolboy sides over the past three years.“We’re delighted with the appointment of Kevin who has been a great playing servant of the club but alongside that over the past three years he has enjoyed great success with Donegal Schoolboys sides and he also has very good coaching qualifications” said Finn Harps Secretary John Campbell. The Killea man has managed Donegal to national and Foyle Cup titles whilst developing boys for the international stage.McHugh’s county teams are right up there with the best in the country, making him one of the top coaches not just in Donegal but in the Northwest.The Finn Harps Board has agreed to McHugh’s request to allow him to fulfill his commitments with the Donegal Schoolboys squad right up until he is ready to take charge of the Finn Harps U15s.“The Finn Harps Board and Kevin has had lengthy discussions regarding player selection. He believes strongly that Finn Harps FC as the county’s only senior team, should prioritize looking after young players from the Donegal and Inishowen League areas first and foremost,” Mr Campbell concluded. McHugh named manager of Finn Harps U15 team was last modified: November 29th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Drives, not drugs

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS – Paul Prado’s friends tell him he doesn’t look much like a golfer.“I’m usually dressed in all black, like a rocker guy,” said the 15-year-old, who plays saxophone and enjoys math classes at Santa Fe High School.Prado got into golf about four years ago, when he was introduced to the sport through the Santa Fe Springs Youth Golf Program, founded and run by county Probation Department Officer Billy Pope.“Golf is about honesty, integrity and being true to the game,” says Pope, whose cases include teens on drugs, in gangs and even some violent offenders.He’s seen enough troubled juveniles to know the importance of stopping problems before they start. And he believes golf is one good way of doing that.“When they join our program, we give them enough structure to overlook that part of society that joins gangs and does drugs. Their interests change completely,” he said.On a recent weekday evening, a group of teens piled into the Youth Golf Program’s van at the Santa Fe Springs Police Services Center where Pope works.They headed out to the golf course at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, joking and gossiping on the way. As he drove, Pope consoled a teacher over his cell phone who had been threatened by suspected gang members. He could arrest the youths if they were already on parole, he told her.Since Pope started the golf program about eight years ago, the city funded program now includes about 50 students. Twice a week, the teens are on the course.Golf clubs and the van used to transport the teens were paid for by a $44,000 grant from the United States Golf Association.“The golf program is a tool that teaches better self-image, self-discipline and provides diversion from problem behaviors,” City Manager Fred Latham said.Once on the golf course, the normally noisy students, who range in age from 8 to 18, quiet down at the driving range.Etiquette is an important part of golf, Pope has instructed them. He tells the male students to wear collared shirts, pull up droopy pants and wear their baseball caps turned forward.Broadening their experiences is also important, and every year Pope take his charges to a junior tournament in Palm Springs.“I measure the program’s success by how the kids turn out,” he said. “Are they still thinking about being gang members, or are they thinking about being golfers?”Prado says he has no dreams of playing professional golf. But he has found a lifetime hobby, he said.“Most people think it’s about swinging the arms, but it’s actually about turning your hips,” he said. sandy.mazza@sgvn.com(562)698-0955, Ext. 3026 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Misreading Evidence for Early Man

first_imgPaleoanthropology has a long history of misinterpreting evidence and committing spectacular blunders. Are we seeing more examples right now?How leading experts can be fooled.In his latest book, Evolution’s Blunders, Frauds and Forgeries (CMI, 2017), Dr Jerry Bergman documents the long history of ‘fake science’ that fooled the world’s experts, sometimes for decades. The episodes are almost comical if they had not been so misleading to the public. Piltdown Man and Nebraska Man are just two of the more famous frauds he details, but there were many others. If the experts of the past could be so wrong, shouldn’t we expect today’s experts can also be wrong? We should expect exactly that, since they share the same worldview assumptions that led earlier anthropologists astray. As Bergman demonstrates, the strong desire to confirm evolution often led scientists down the primrose path into error. All the while, they lambasted creationists who doubted their so-called evidence. But the creationists were right. And tragically, generations of students grew up accepting evolution based on fraudulent “evidence” presented by self-proclaimed experts.Bergman quotes experts bluffing with an air of certainty about what turned out to be outright frauds. Such statements were made by world experts like Henry Fairfield Osborne (head of the American Museum of Natural History) and Sir Arthur Smith Woodward (head of the London Natural History Museum, who built his career on Piltdown Man). Their statements are laughable in hindsight, but it wasn’t just a few who goofed. Someone estimated that 500 scientific papers were published about Piltdown Man before it was exposed as a shoddy forgery!—and that is beside other statements in textbooks and popular articles not only in America but around the world (Bergman, p 140). Visitors to natural histories were treated to displays of Piltdown Man for years before its exposure in 1952. It was touted as evidence for evolution at the Scopes Trial, as was Nebraska Man, the fictional ape-man built out of a pig’s tooth.Let’s look at some recent examples that show today’s experts might have not fully recovered from the tendency to make evolutionary mountains out of evidential molehills. As usual, we will be quoting only pro-evolutionist sources.Sporadic sampling, not climatic forcing, drives observed early hominin diversity (PNAS). This surprising open-access paper by Maxwell, Hopley, Upchurch and Soligo in America’s leading science journal pulls the rug out from under a story long told by paleoanthropologists. The story is that climate change drove human evolution. For instance, a warming climate in Africa, they say, drove apes out of the trees onto the ground, where they learned to walk and evolved upright posture. That’s just one example of interpretations about ‘hominins’ based on climate change. Climate had little (if anything) to do with human evolution, these four warn. From their mathematical analysis, they find that paleoanthropologists made unwarranted inferences due to sampling bias. The diversity they found, that they have assumed was due to climate change, is more a matter of (1) how easy it was to reach the fossils and (2) how hard teams worked to collect them. Notice that this paper is by believers in human evolution and millions of years.Paleoanthropologists have long been intrigued by the observed patterns of human evolution, including species diversity, and often invoked climatic change as the principal driver of evolutionary change. Here, we investigate whether the early hominin fossil record is of suitable quality to test these climate-forcing hypotheses. Specifically, we compare early hominin diversity to sampling metrics that quantify changes in fossil preservation and sampling intensity between 7 and 1 million years ago. We find that observed diversity patterns are governed by sporadic sampling and do not yield a genuine evolutionary signal. Many more fossil discoveries are required before existing hypotheses linking climate and evolution can be meaningfully tested….We find that apparent relationships between early hominin diversity and indicators of climatic instability are, in fact, driven largely by variation in suitable rock exposure and collection effort.Human-like walking mechanics evolved before the genus Homo (Science Daily). Behold a just-so story in the making: “Ancient footprints help researchers date the switch from a crouched to more straight-legged gait.” Yep; the old Laetoli footprints are back. Those are the famous prints supposedly made by relatives of Lucy that look just like modern human footprints (22 March 2010). This should not be. Because of the mismatch between expectations and reality, evolutionists are forced to explain how an ape evolved modern feet. Here we go, Tontology and all: “A close examination of 3.6-million-year-old hominin footprints discovered in Laetoli, Tanzania, suggests our ancestors evolved the hallmark trait of extended leg, human-like bipedalism substantially earlier than previously thought.” Who thought that? Certainly not creationists, who deny that the prints are 3.6 million years old.Well, if scientists could write scientific papers about Piltdown Man in the 1920s, they can write scientific papers about fictional apes with human feet today. Why? They need those millions of years for apes to become people. If the feet are jumping the selectionist gun, they must somehow be forced into the timeline. Notice how the authors draw the public into their own deception, implicating innocent bystanders in errors committed by evolutionists:Ever since scientists realized that humans evolved from a succession of primate ancestors, the public imagination has been focused on the inflection point when those ancestors switched from ape-like shuffling to walking upright as we do today. Scientists have long been focused on the question, too, because the answer is important to understanding how our ancestors lived, hunted and evolved.Were you focused on that? Don’t let fallible experts blame you for their faults. The shameful quotes in the article, sounding so certain (see Bluffing in the Baloney Detector), could have been written by Henry Fairfield Osborne. Today’s paleoanthropologists cannot bring themselves to admit that they were wrong. No way can they bring themselves to believe that actual modern humans walked across that plain, when their dating system requires that the layer is millions of  years old!Genomics study in Africa—demographic history and deleterious mutations (Pasteur Institute via Phys.org). Raw data are getting in the way of a good Darwin story again. Evolutionists know that mutations should accumulate in small groups. They predicted that the pygmies and Bantu peoples of Africa would show differences in accumulation of mutations based on the hunter-gatherer lifestyle of the former, and the agricultural lifestyle of the latter. Well, they were wrong. Notice the phrase, “Against all expectations”—but it was not against creationist expectations! Notice also the assumption of natural selection, and the Darwinists’ favorite phrase, “shed light” on evolution:The scientists focused their research on a comparison of populations that lived through one of the most significant socio-cultural transitions in human history: the transition to agriculture. By comparing the genome diversity of more than 300 individuals from groups of forest hunter-gatherers (pygmies) and farmers (Bantu-speaking peoples) in western and eastern Central Africa, the study aimed to shed light on the way in which demographic changes associated with the Neolithic transition also influenced the efficacy of natural selection. “We therefore characterized the genetic structure of these populations using exome sequencing data [editor’s note: the exome is a fraction of the genome that contains protein-coding regions] and used computer modeling techniques to reconstruct changes in population size over the past 200,000 years,” continues Lluis Quintana.Against all expectations, his team observed that the current groups of forest hunter-gatherers are descendants of prosperous ancestral populations with a genetic size comparable to that of the farmers’ ancestors. Simulations also indicate the existence of genetic admixture between the groups more than 20,000 years ago.This cannot be. In a desperate theory-rescue operation, the authors invoked “purifying selection” to explain why “the current burden of mutations is similar in the two groups, despite their different demographic histories and lifestyles.” Purifying selection is to natural selection what an eraser is to a pencil: it erases mutations, which are supposed to be the raw material for monkey-and-typewriter Shakespearean plays. And lo and behold, what do you know, but that there had been “a strong and constant admixture with farmers” by the pygmies! I.e., they intermarried. So that, dear public, is why “No differences were detected in the number and severity of mutations carried by forest hunter-gatherers and farmers.” But never forget: evolution is a fact!Bergman’s book is excellent. Get it. Read it. Learn how wrong evolutionists have been, can be, and still are. 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The impact, profile and reputation of South Africa on the African continent

first_imgBrand South Africa and the South African Research Chair Initiative in African Diplomacy is hosting a roundtable on South Africa relations with fellow African countries at the University of Johannesburg. Based on Brand South Africa’s SA Inc research project, the findings that will be shared will provide a holistic view of South Africa’s impact on the continent.Johannesburg, Monday 14 March 2016 – One of the objectives of Brand South Africa’s research in peer African markets is to develop a more integrated and holistic understanding of the full spectrum of South African activities in peer markets.Brand South Africa, in partnership with the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARCHI) Chair in African Diplomacy (University of Johannesburg) invite media to a roundtable where findings from research in Senegal, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Angola will be shared.Key issues to be interrogated include:Lessons from a market entry strategy point of viewCultural competency when engaging with peers across the continentLessons from South African expats and expertise in key marketsThe reputation profile of South Africa – beyond policyLessons on the need for creative interventions to share expertise and experiences between government, business, and academia to build national competence and enhance African integration.All guests, including media, are requested to bring along any form of identity (Licence, I.D, Passport) as well register their car by providing the model/make and registration number of the vehicle when confirming attendance.Join the research roundtable  as follows:Date: Wednesday 16 March 2017Time: 09h30-12h30Venue: University of Johannesburg – Kingsway Campus library, Level 5 AuditoriumRSVP: Please confirm your attendance with Tsabeng Nthite ontsabengn@brandsouthafrica.comAbout Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.About SARCHI Chair in African DiplomacyThe National Research Foundation (NRF) South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARCHI) Chair: African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy is a newly established research and post-graduate training initiative under the aegis of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg. Headed by Prof Chris Landsberg, it seeks to respond to the fluctuating state of Africa’s international affairs by developing a research and outreach agenda embedded in strong basic and applied primary research.Join the conversation at: #SANationBrand. Follow us on Twitter using @Brand_SA and on Facebook. Tell us how you Play Your Part for South Africa through the website or the @PlayyourpartSA Twitter page.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5041Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email: tsabengn@brandsouthafrica.comVisit www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more