Mother Nature did its best to cooperate as Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the 2017 campaign on the pitch Saturday at the Lakeside Soccer Fields.Future soccer stars took to the fields as the Mini program opened with games this past weekend.Highlights of the season include the annual Terry Walgren Tournament in May. As well, Nelson Youth Soccer will be pitching in to help L.V. Rogers Bombers host the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships in June.
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University rowing team is set to host Creighton on Saturday morning, Nov. 4 at 9:30 a.m. in the annual fall regatta between the two rivals. The annual matchup is celebrating its 25th year and always concludes the fall season for Drake. “We are excited for the new format and location for our race with Creighton,” said head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “The new location will give us a chance to showcase the new boathouse and give spectators an optimal viewing location. The new format is a great opportunity to transition from long distance to sprint racing. Sprint races are what we do in the spring so this gives us a chance to line up side by side against a good opponent in Creighton and compete for the trophy. This is a race we always look forward to at the end of our fall season.” This season, Creighton and Drake are competing at a new location on the Des Moines River and in a new racing format. With Drake’s new Bright-Beckwith Boathouse (1300 Prospect Road, Des Moines, Iowa, 50310) in Prospect Park, the teams will race each other on a 650-meter sprint course off the program’s boat dock. The teams will compete in three official races, varsity 8+, 2nd varsity 8+ and varsity 4+, in a best of three format for each race. The team that wins two out of the three official races will claim the trophy awarded to the regatta’s champion. Exhibition races, 3rd varsity 8+ and 2nd varsity 4+, will occur after the official races. Check back to www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com later for Drake’s spring schedule. Print Friendly Version
Some astronomers are concerned that we may never detect aliens. If alien civilizations “go digital” within a short time period, as humans have in a century since the invention of radio, the possibility of detecting their radio signals may be much smaller than earlier thought. Zoe Macintosh wrote for Live Science, “Finding E.T. May Become Harder If Aliens Go Digital.” Now that our broadcasts have become more focused with digital technology, there’s less radio leakage from Earth. Duncan Forgan at the University of Edinburgh, who is working on a paper for the International Journal of Astrobiology, factored into the Drake Equation an estimate of how long a civilization would leak its transmissions before becoming “radio quiet.” He now puts the odds of detection at 1 in 10 million – a much more pessimistic number than Frank Drake, who only considered the lifetime of an advanced civilization, believed. Knowing what to look for is also crucial to SETI. Here’s how Macintosh described the target:Scientists continue to use radio waves to search for life because of the scarcity of natural sources of radio waves in the universe, and the fact that they are less easily lost by absorption than other forms of light. Even the smallest snippet from an alien broadcast could count as evidence of an extraterrestrial intelligence. “An artificial signal will have patterns in it that usually do not appear in nature, even if distorted,” Forgan said.The rest of the article focused on other means of detection than radio. But then, maybe aliens would want to use radio even with all its inefficiencies. Forgan speculated about the alien mind: “On the other hand other civilizations may have a different outlook. They may be desperate to make communication with other civilizations.”Aren’t aliens natural? Aren’t humans natural? Are Macintosh and Forgan telling us that humans and their alien friends are unnatural? What does “artificial” mean, if not a product of intelligent design? Didn’t they effectively admit that, using a design inference, they could separate artificial signals from natural radio noise? Yes, they did; and they said that “even the smallest snippet from an alien broadcast could count as evidence” for making that inference. Conclusion: SETI researchers are advocates for intelligent design. The only difference is, they have no evidence for their targets, whereas the leading I.D. thinkers on Earth have plenty, including their own genes, cells, bodies, and minds. We invite the SETI community to admit the obvious basis of their reasoning, and to become supporters of the Intelligent Design movement.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… The case for Windows 8 is a response to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend?That’s the take of Dell founder Michael Dell, who told customers and partners Wednesday that corporate interest for Windows 8 is, surprisingly, “quite high.”It’s Dell’s WorldMichael Dell opened Dell World, its annual partner and customer showcase, by announcing a slew of service offerings, including support services aimed at PowerEdge server customers and a managed threat protection appliance. But Dell hasn’t forgotten its roots as a PC supplier, and offered hearty support for Windows 8, including an 18-inch all-in-one PC whose screen apparently snaps out, like a tablet, to create a massive personal workstation.Users and customers have already questioned the need for Windows 8, with some saying that they preferred Windows 7 – or even WIndows XP – over the new OS. And research firms IDC and NPD have followed suit, sharing numbers or anecdotes that indicate that Windows 8 support hasn’t been as strong as predicted or hoped for.But Michael Dell, who built his company on the back of the personal computer (and a well-managed supply chain), apparently feels differently.The PC Ain’t Dead Yet“As I’ve said, we strongly believe that PCs are important. There are about a quarter billion PCs sold every year,” Dell said Wednesday. “And the installed base of PCs is about a billion and a half. Overwhelmingly, PCs are how business gets done in the world today.“And now with Windows 8, we’re on the cusp of the next revolution of Windows hardware and software, bringing together the laptop and the touch screen,” Dell added. “And as you see here in Dell World and across the expo, we have a really compelling full line of touch-enabled products from our XPS 10 tablet, to the stunning XPS 27, with its quad HD display, 27-inch touch display, and every kind of imaginable product you can think of in between.”Dell also announced a new 18-inch all-in-one PC, presumably a variant of the One family, “where the screen just pops out, snaps out, just take it with you. and you’ve got a full, portable, 4.5-pound, workstation or entertainment center. You’ll have to wait a bit to see that, but you’ll think that’s very cool,” Dell said. “The possibilities are limitless, and as adoption accelerates for Windows 8, and for touch, it will give the billion and a half users of the installed base the reason to get a new PC,” he added.The argument Dell made – the consumer argument – has been well understood. But most observers believe enterprises will be slow to adopt Windows 8 – as they would be slow to adopt any new technology until it was proven, validated and supported. Even enterprises that showed off corporate applications running on Windows 8 at launch would normally be considered rather ambitious launch partners.Windows 8: A BYOD Remedy?But Dell pooh-poohed all that.“And in the customer conversations that we’ve been having, the interest in Windows 8 is quite high, even with commercial customers, who would normally wait a few releases to adopt the new versions,” Dell said. “What we’re seeing here is really an immediate need, because CIOs are worried about the ramifications of a BYOD world. With Windows 8 products… we’re pleased with the incredible experience that they expect, while you get the security and versatility and reliability that your enterprise really requires.”It’s hard to say how the apparent interest in Windows 8 will translate into sales, with most analysts expecting it will take until mid-2013 before sales ramp up. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now markhachman IT + Project Management: A Love Affair But if what Dell says is true, then CIOs are truly scared to death of BYOD devices. Windows 8 certainly has a consumerish look and feel, and those CIOs apparently hope that their workers will be happy to use a tablet that looks like a consumer device, but was designed to be managed by the corporate IT department.The Problem You Can’t TouchBut Windows 8 has another problem: Mainstream Windows 8 devices apparently aren’t selling all that well. Bob O’Donnell, an analyst for IDC, reports that only the 10% or so of Windows 8 devices that are touch-enabled are selling well.“Most touch screens for notebooks (basically, anything bigger than phones) are the LCD plus a separate panel bonded on,” O’Donnell said in an email to ReadWrite. “The problem is, the yield rate for these panels is low, the capacity is relatively low, so bottom line, we think only about 15% of notebooks will have touch next year. Plus, they’re expensive, which just adds to the problem.”That could be good news for Dell, which emphasized touch in its Windows 8-powered offerings. But is the corporate Windows 8 enthusiam Dell sees reflective of the general market, or just its own sales force’s experience?As I’ve said before, until Microsoft releases its Windows 8 sales numbers in January, we won’t know for certain. Tags:#dell#enterprise#Microsoft#PC#Windows 8 Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
ACE shuttler Saina Nehwal on Wednesday gave a stunning twist to the raging dope scandal by saying that many athletes and weightlifters had told her in the past that they knowingly consume banned drugs.”I also know many athletes and weightlifters who themselves tell me that we take it,” Saina said in Mumbai on Wednesday.India was rocked by doping scandal recently with eight top national athletes who got training in NIS failing dope tests. There were also reports that banned drugs were widely available in chemist shops near the National institute of Sport in Patiala.Asked if she was aware about the availability of banned drugs at medical stores, the world number six said, “I don’t know whether it is available or not. I don’t take it.” Saina, however, felt that lack of awareness about medicines was the major reason behind athletes testing positive for banned drugs in the country.”It’s really sad they don’t know what they are taking. I’m sure everyone knows WADA rules, it’s very common.They have a website which mentions which medicines are banned and which are not. I think it’s just that they don’t know. Many athletes and weightlifters are not very educated so whatever their coaches give they take that,” she said.The 21-year-old Hyderabadi said that she consults her physiotherapist and doctors before taking any medicine and others too should do the same.”If I have fever I ask my physio and doctor which medicines can be taken and which are banned. They should be very careful regarding everything,” she said.advertisementCWG and Asian Games gold-winning relay quartet members Mandeep Kaur and Sini Jose as well another quartermiler Jauna Murmu tested positive for a banned substance -methandienone -in out-of-competition tests.Apart from the trio, another quartermiler Tiana Mary Thomas tested positive for anabolic steroid epimethandiol, while long jumper Hari Krishnan Muralidharan and shot putter Sonia were the other two athletes who have tested positive in the last few days.Two more athletes, the country’s new golden girl Ashwini Akkunji and another quartermiler Priyanka Panwar, testing positive for the same anabolic steroid -methandienone, hours before their departure for Japan for the Asian Championships.With inputs from PTI.
Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Vic Manuel, one of the Aces’ main cogs, finally suited up and scored six points on restricted minutes, as Compton said he would ease his hardworking forward back to his regular spot in the rotation.“I thought our defense was solid, too,” added Compton. “It’s so nice to have a lot of guys sharing the ball, doing such a good job together. It was just a total team effort.”Ian Sangalang led Magnolia with 17 points and nine rebounds while Mark Barroca added 15 as import John Fields was held to just 12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Aces, showcasing exquisite teamwork, carved out a wire-to-wire 103-80 victory over conference-debuting Magnolia on Wednesday at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.“As happy as I am with the win, I also recognize that was far from [Magnolia’s] strongest punch, that was far from their best,” said Alaska coach Alex Compton. “So I don’t think more should be made of this game than the situation that we had a month of preseason to prepare and get through stuff.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“You don’t see another team’s best when they’re coming off a Finals game,” Compton added, referring to the fact that Magnolia was playing its first game since losing the Philippine Cup Finals to San Miguel Beer in seven grueling games.The Beermen were playing the NorthPort Batang Pier at press time. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport But even with the Hotshots at their worst, the Aces deserved a lot of credit in polishing off their third foe in five assignments.Great passingAlaska had 31 assists as it stormed out of the gates early and stayed in control until the final buzzer.Chris Banchero had 11 out of that assist total, even as Chris Daniels went on to lead Alaska with 23 points—18 in the third period.Skipper JVee Casio tossed in 17 points, Jeron Teng added 12 and guard Simon Enciso chipped in 11 for the Aces.ADVERTISEMENT PH dragonboat rowers triumphant in Singapore tournament Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArmed with a healthy roster for the first time in a long while, Alaska showed what it can do with a complete cast in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Of course, catching “one of the league’s giants” on its first game after a long layoff had its benefits, too.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MOST READ ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Tottenham manager Pochettino: I tell Rose to stop thinking so much!by Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed the advice he gives to his left back Danny Rose.There was a time when it seemed as though Rose would be on his way out of Spurs.But he has fought back and emerged as their best left back again.When asked about Rose, Pochettino said to the Evening Standard: “Yes. There’s no doubt about Danny Rose’s quality. He’s a great player. “But like all players with quality, he needs to be focused on his job — focus, train and care about yourself and don’t think too much. “I’m always saying, ‘Danny — hey, you’re thinking too much, you need to stop, work and deliver the job we want!’ “When he arrives at the training ground, he asks, ‘What are we going to do? Laps, a training session, a tactical session? Gym or no gym? Shower or no shower? Eat or not eat?’ Stop, relax! “We think for him, but sometimes he tries to think for us. We’ve said, ‘Danny, you spend too much energy in thinking about everything. You need to stop. When you drive home, you can start to think again.'”He spends too much energy and then he doesn’t have energy for what he needs to do. And that is a dangerous situation.”
Each year since 2000, bidders have been pledging ever greater sums to have lunch with investment mogul Warren Buffett, with proceeds benefitting one of his favorite charities.The previous 12 auctions have raised over $11.5 million for Glide, a San Francisco non-profit offering innovative programs to poor and marginalized people. The foundation serves 700,000 free meals a year and provides dozens of other social services on a $12 million budget.Last year’s winning bidder – fund manager Ted Weschler – paid $2.63 million for lunch with the “Oracle of Omaha” at the Smith & Wollensky steakhouse in Manhattan. Weschler was subsequently hired by Buffett in September as an investment manager at Berkshire Hathaway.This year 10 bidders entered 106 bids over the five-day auction period. The winning bidder, who has yet to be named, offered $3,456,789.Copyright ©2012Look to the Stars
SHERBROOKE, Que. – Economic growth in Canada has been strong in recent quarters, but significant challenges remain and productivity levels are still well below those in the United States, a senior Bank of Canada official says.Speaking to the Sherbrooke Chamber of Commerce, Bank of Canada deputy governor Sylvain Leduc said Tuesday that productivity growth could be increased by reducing the barriers that future fast-growing firms may face.Leduc says a report from the World Bank noted that Canada is one of the easiest countries to start a business, but he added that it is more difficult for firms to grow beyond a certain point.He says the recent free trade deal with Europe and an agreement earlier this year to help reduce barriers to interprovincial trade are encouraging examples to help firms grow.Leduc said that while about half of new firms close their doors within five years of starting, those that do make a name for themselves tend to grow rapidly and referred to them as “gazelles.”“These young, transformative companies that are growing at dizzying speeds have a good chance of developing new technologies that increase productivity,” he said.Leduc says the pace of economic growth is expected to slow over the next few quarters, but noted it should still exceed that of potential output.“We therefore expect an increase in entry rates and a decline in business exits over the coming quarters,” he said. “Moreover, the contribution of new firms to increasing the productive capacity of the economy could give rise to a virtuous circle of growth.”The Bank of Canada raised its key interest rate target last month for the second time this year following a strong start to the year for the economy.However, governor Stephen Poloz signalled last week that the bank would take a more cautious approach to any future rate hikes.