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Brian Miller Pets a Cheetah, an Icon of Intelligent Design

first_img A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Share Intelligent Design “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis At the 2016 Royal Society meeting, some proponents of intelligent design in attendance were amused by one speaker who thought he had scored a clever point against ID. Andy Gardner of the University of St. Andrews said that under intelligent design, a gazelle instead of running away from a cheetah should run toward it. Our contributor and informant Jonathan M. was in the crowd and reported:I am not joking. He said that, if the gazelle was designed, then its “purpose” is to provide food for the cheetah; and so we should expect it to be designed to run towards the cheetah rather than away. I think he was being slightly facetious but he really did say that.A Semi-Icon for IDEver since then the cheetah has been a semi-icon for ID — if only in a “slightly facetious” sense. Of course, the cheetah’s remarkable design for speed would qualify in itself for this distinction. Center for Science & Culture Research Coordinator Brian Miller is just back from a trip to South Africa where he had the opportunity to meet and pet a representative of this iconic ID-friendly species. For your Labor Day enjoyment, he submits the picture above in which we see Brian interacting with Annabelle, said to be a quite good-natured girl who purred for the duration of the meeting, expressing her approval of our work.Below see Andy Gardner’s slide from the 2016 conference. It indicates that Darwinism’s “process” is “natural selection,” while its “purpose”  is to “maximize fitness.” ID’s “process,” however, is said to be “God did it” while its purpose is “???” It’s remarkable how childish the “scientific” critique of intelligent design can be. Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogoscenter_img Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Life Sciences Brian Miller Pets a Cheetah, an Icon of Intelligent DesignDavid [email protected]_klinghofferSeptember 3, 2018, 3:49 AM Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share TagsAndy GardnerBrian MillercheetahsDarwinismgazellesintelligent designJonathan M.Labor DaySouth AfricaspeedUniversity of St. Andrews,Trending Recommended Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Manlast_img read more

Four individuals & 1 business recognized for tourism development

first_img Share Share LocalNews Four individuals & 1 business recognized for tourism development by: Dominica Vibes News – May 4, 2016 Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 464 Views   no discussions Share L-R: Minister for Tourism & Urban Renewal, Senator Robert Tonge; 2016 Minister’s Award recipient, Johan Henry; 2016 Director of Tourism Award recipient, Gairy Aird; 2016 Special Recognition Award recipient, Margel Durand and Director of Tourism, Colin PiperThe Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal has recognized four individuals and one business entity that have made a valiant contribution towards tourism development in Dominica. Simon Rolle, Gairy Aird, Margel Durand and Johan Henry were the individuals while Jungle Trekking and Adventure Safari (JTAS) was the business entity.They were awarded with plaques and special recognition certificates during the media launching of Tourism Awareness Month 2016 at the Arawak House of Culture on Wednesday 4 May 2016.Margel Durand, who has been involved in the taxi business for thirty (30) years, was presented with a special recognition award by the Director of Tourism, Colin Piper for tourism taxi services.According to the citation read by Quality Assurance Officer of the Discover Dominica Authority, Samantha Letang, since the inception of Combine Taxi Inc., Durand has held a number of positions such as Secretary and Training Officer.He has worked with the Discover Dominica Authority on several occasions providing transportation and guiding services to clients such as VIPs, destination partner representatives, tour operators and press from our various international markets. All clients have expressed a great appreciation for his profound knowledge of the tourism product, professionalism and commitment. “Mr. Durand’s contribution to the tourism industry is valuable and he is well respected in his area of expertise. It is based on the aforementioned that Margel Durand is awarded a Special Recognition Certificate for his role in tourism development,” Mrs Letang read.Simon Rolle, who has been a Tour Guide for the past fourteen (14) years, was awarded a special recognition certificate for his role in tourism development. As per the citation, Rolle is popularly known for his tours to the Boiling Lake. “On many occasions Simon has provided guided services to clients such as destination partner representatives, regional and international press and tour operators. His hiking skills and overwhelming knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Boiling Lake and surrounding areas have been highly praised by clients,” Mrs Letang read.Jungle Trekking and Adventure Safaris (JTAS) was awarded a special recognition certificate for tour operating.According to the citation, “JTAS has been a tour operator company for the past ten (10) years and continues to diversify to ensure quality service to their guests, by specializing in trail guided tours and culinary experiences; JTAS is set apart from the rest in providing off the beaten path experiences”. “This family run business continues to get accolades by tour operators, destination partner representatives and press for consistency in their tour promotions and experiences. It is based on the aforementioned that JTAS is awarded a Special Recognition Certificate for its role in tourism development,” Mrs Letang read.Mr Rolle and the JTAS were both absent at Wednesday’s ceremony.The Director of Tourism Award was conferred on Gairy Aird of the H. H. V. Whitchurch Group of Companies, who according to the citation, has become “synonymous with tourism development in Dominica” over the years.“Mr. Aird has been at the helm of one of the leading tour operations, Whitchurch Tours. Whitchurch Tours has been operating tours for cruise lines calling to Dominica for the past twenty (20) years. The company operates thirty (30) different shore excursions, which highlight the cultural, historical and natural aspects of Dominica for a wide variety of visitors who come to the island,” Mrs Letang read.In addition, Mr. Aird served as a Trustee of the Roseau Old Market Trust from 1995 to 2014. The Trust was instrumental in the development of the Roseau Old Market as a shopping plaza for the sale of Dominica’s crafts such handcrafted jewellery, T-shirts and spices. “He also served as the first Chairman for the Discover Dominica Authority from 2007 to 2009 steering the Authority through its first years of operation after the split up of the National Development Corporation and on various national boards such as National Development Cooperation and the Dominica Air and Seaport Authority where he served selflessly towards improvement of the tourism industry,” Mrs Letang read.The Tourism Minister’s Award was presented to Johan Henry of Sultan Waterfalls Tourism Site. Sultan Waterfalls is located just off the Layou to Pond Casse road and consists of five waterfalls.“Work on this very visitor-friendly site and eye-catching site commenced in 2009 when the developer and owner started on his mission by clearing the paths in order to access the treasured waterfalls,” according to the citation read by Chief Technical Officer in the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs, Edward Henderson. “At present, the site is one of newest eco-tourism attractions on the island and offers waterfalls of various sizes and heights, all spectacular and inviting. Most importantly, there is a waterfall which suits the needs of every member of the family, including safe and romantic waterfalls which are ideal for couples. What was just an area of lush forest with copious amounts of water, has become a site to behold with rapidly developing visitor appeal and customer facilitation arrangements,” Henderson added.Mr Henry told Dominica Vibes following the ceremony; he is encouraged by this award.“I’d like to thank the Almighty for the hard work and the wisdom and the grace that he had given me to develop the sites and I’m looking forward that we can promote more and more of the tourism product whereby there would be quite a bit of categories that people can afford themselves to, not only visiting the natural sites but like zip lines and relocating the tram to the Layou/Mahaut Valley area.,” Henry said.Henry is also pursuing other tourism ventures in an effort to add variety to the tourism offering here.“We’re looking forward in doing that, we had the guys and them coming in August but because of the storm we had to push back a lot of what we had decided to do so we are now repairing a lot of the damages that were done during Erika,” he stated.Meanwhile, Margel Durand gave praise and honor to the Creator for the award as through Him all things are possible. “It means a lot and I will cherish it and I will remember it, although the call came as a surprise yesterday, I never knew that was coming,” Durand told Dominica Vibes.“Tourism is something that I hold very dear to my heart. One, it puts food on my table and I have to maintain my family and most importantly, I take a lot of pleasure and pride in taking visitors around my country and telling them all that is good and all that there is to know about Dominica,” he added.last_img read more

Video | UK’s Dawson points to red-zone failures

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Montague rolls past Whitehall, wins fourth straight “Battle for the Bell”

first_img Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive Mail The League $3.99 Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Montague QB Drew Collins stretches out over the goal line as DJ Wright takes down Collins. Photo/Tim Reilly Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive × By Dave TomczakLocalSportsJournal.comMONTAGUE – A suffocating defense that set up the offense was all Montague needed to win the “Battle for the Bell” once again.The host Wildcats held Whitehall to one first-half first down and cruised to a 48-7 West Michigan Conference rivalry win on Friday.Montague improved to 4-1 overall and 4-0 in the conference, and remained tied with Oakridge at the top of the WMC standings. Whitehall fell to 3-2 overall and 2-2 in league play.After holding the Vikings to a three-and-out to open the game, the Wildcats drove to Whitehall’s 30- yard-line, where they faced a 4th-and-3.Quarterback Drew Collins threw short to Kenyan Johnston, who broke a tackle while reaching for the first down, then pulled away from the defense for a 30-yard touchdown reception. The PAT gave Montague a 7-0 lead just five minutes into the game.Montague’s No. 33 Bryce Stark breaks free on the run past the Whitehall defense. Photo/Tim ReillyThe seven play, 66-yard drive would be the Wildcats’ longest of the first half. The defense forced Whitehall to punt on its first seven possessions, setting up plenty of short-field scoring opportunities for the offense.“I thought the defense played great,” Wildcats coach Pat Collins said. “We didn’t give up a lot of yards, which forced them to punt into the wind and gave us great field position.”Montague’s second possession started at the Whitehall 35 but stalled at the 10-yard line when Vikings defensive back Kyler Honore intercepted a Drew Collins pass.After a 22-yard punt return by the Wildcats’ Nick Stever put the ball at the Vikings’ 25, Collins connected with Johnston for a pass down to the 2-yard line. A play later, Bryce Stark scored from two yards out, and Montague had a 13-0 lead with 2:16 left in the first quarter.That turned out to be the halftime score, as well. Montague had two drives deep in Whitehall territory stopped due to interceptions, at the 10-yard line and the 17-yard line. Both interceptions were by Honore, his second and third of the first half.Montague increased its lead to 20-0 with an 11-play, 62-yard drive on the first possession of the third quarter. It was capped off with a 4-yard TD run by Stark at the seven minute mark.Four minutes later, Johnny Monette burst through the middle of the Whitehall defensive line for a 38-yard score, and Montague led 27-0.“It starts up front, with Montague’s front seven,” Vikings coach Tony Sigmon said. “Those kids are some big kids, and physically strong. We have to play a good football game against kids like that, and we didn’t execute like we would’ve liked to.”Whitehall’s No. 21 Kyler Honore and No. 2 DJ Wright celebrate after taking down Montague’s No. 21 Kenyan Johnston in the backfield. Photo/Tim ReillyWhitehall got on the board early in the fourth, cutting the lead to 27-7 on a 44-yard touchdown pass from Gavin Schaeffer to Terrell Harris.Montague responded with a Collins 12-yard touchdown run, and a Collins to Brennen Schwarz 28-yard TD pass, to take a 41-7 lead with 6:08 to play.The Wildcat defense finally got on the board when Stever returned an interception 55 yards for the final score with 5:25 left in the game.The Whitehall/Montague rivalry bell, that had been sitting on the Wildcats’ bench all night, was lifted high into the air and carried to midfield as the final seconds ticked off the clock.“Just all around tonight, our coaches to the guys on defense, they were just phenomenal,” Coach Collins said.Montague finished the game with 400 yards of offense, including 272 on the ground.Stark had 24 carries for 126 yards, while Collins finished with 91 yards on 11 carries. He also passed for 128 yards. 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Mike Sorensen: Miller column broke course record for responses

first_imgLast week’s column concerning Todd Miller and his decision not to play golf on Sunday generated more e-mails than any column or article I’ve written. Ever.While a majority of the 60-plus e-mails agreed with the premise that Miller’s timing in declaring his intentions not to play on Sunday was wrong, many fully supported Miller’s decision. Others tried to educate me on when the true Sabbath was.Here’s a sampling of a few of the more thoughtful (those that didn’t say “stick it in your ear!”) e-mails I received:From “S” — I think his decision, in the final analysis, was inconsiderate and self-centered. Although I have referred to Johnny Miller favorably in an adults class that I have taught in church, I would offer Todd Miller’s withdrawal as an example of how NOT to stand up for one’s principles. His actions belong in the file labeled “Grandstanding for Jesus.”From “J” — Miller’s timing was perfect! Given Joe Watts goal to draw attention to the tournament and his resulting action you cannot fault Miller for his timing. Watts tried to give the tournament some added attention by allowing Annie Thurman to have an exemption to tournament. Miller brought attention to himself, his cause, and in the end the Utah State Amateur golf tournament. Watts should be thrilled, but is probably unhappy because a good young man stole his thunder. If he is going to allow Thurman to arbitrarily skip qualifying rounds, he could have easily decided to push the final round to Monday or made other arrangements.From “W” — Todd Miller’s withdrawal from the Men’s Amateur Golf Tournament smacks of hypocrisy. If he did not want to play on Sunday he should not have entered the tournament. Being deceitful about his intentions and disrupting the tournament is certainly is a bigger sin than playing golf on Sunday.From a couple of dozen readers from around the country — “The Bible is very clear that the Sabbath begins Friday at sunset and continues to Saturday at sunset.”From “E” — “My former BYU roommates were telling me how proud they were of the publicity generated for the (LDS) Church. Excuse me? The Miller kid knew the tournament ended on Sunday and he was dishonest in not stating his beliefs upfront. I am appalled by such behavior that comes off as “holier than thou.”From “B” — “Maybe if the country-club set had some respect for the predominant religion in Utah they would get more Todd Millers to play in their tournament. As the UGA head was quoted in your column, perhaps they believe that it is better to sacrifice people’s standards for a golf tournament. I can understand the Sunday thing in a professional sport, but not in amateur sports. The UGA head really dodged responsibility when he spoke of the “106-year tradition.” I think the Mormon religion covers a lot longer period than 106 years. Good for Todd Miller. Shame on the Latter-day nay-sayers like the UGA head and you and your column.”From “M” — Who do the Millers think they are? The UGA should ban Todd Miller for a year for what he pulled. What he did was selfish, not notable. It wasn’t fair to the other players in the tournament. Johnny Miller is nothing but a hypocrite. Why didn’t he not play on Sunday when he was on the PGA tour? Why is he announcing on Sundays? Does he think that everyone in this state is LDS? The Utah State Amateur is not an LDS tournament.” OK, my turn for a few final points.The idea that the Utah Golf Association board might be anti-Mormon is preposterous. The majority of the members on the 12-member board are active Mormons and two are even in bishoprics. The perception that there are dozens of LDS golfers out there who won’t play in the State Am because of its Sunday play or that there is widespread opposition to it, is false. In a dozen years as the head of the UGA, Joe Watts can recall just three golfers complaining about it. The UGA could easily change the tournament and hold it Tuesday through Saturday. One reason for not doing it, is the notion that it would force golfers to take off one more day of work. Actually it would only affect about eight more golfers than the present setup. The 130 or so golfers that don’t make the cut still would only take off two days. The 24 that lose the first day of match play would still miss three days of work. It’s the eight who make the quarterfinals, which is now played on Saturday, that would have to play on four straight weekdays. That’s still six more than the two who have to play on Sunday now, but not a big difference. I’m sure the letters about when the Sabbath is, were part of a coordinated effort by someone. But they do have a point. If the finals are switched to Saturday, might that not be offensive to some Jewish or Seventh-Day Adventist golfers out there? Or are we only concerned about golfers of the “pre-dominant” religion? The State Amateur certainly received more attention this year than ever, with the inclusion of female golfer Annie Thurman and the Sunday controversy.Many golfers complained quietly about Thurman simply because she didn’t have to qualify. That controversy will die because the UGA board won’t have to consider inviting Thurman any more since she’s planning to turn pro before next year’s tourney. However, the board will have to tackle the divisive issue of whether to hold the finals on Sunday. The feeling from here is they won’t change it next year for no other reason than they don’t want to be forced into it by the Millers. But I wouldn’t be surprised if the Sunday final becomes a thing of the past during the next decade. E-mail: [email protected]last_img read more

What a night! Golden State wins 73, Kobe scores 60 in finale

first_imgThat most everyone can agree on, including President Barack Obama, Michael Jordan and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. The Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104, finishing the season 73-9 and breaking the 72-10 mark that was put together by Jordan and the Chicago Bulls and lasted 20 years as the NBA’s all-time single-season standard. Steve Kerr played for that Bulls team, and was the one who went on to coach these Warriors to a level not even that club could reach.Jordan congratulated the Warriors in a statement released after the game. He also said, “The Warriors have been a lot of fun to watch and I look forward to seeing what they do in the playoffs.”In other words, Jordan was saying ‘now go win the title.’ When the Bulls won 72 games, they capped that season with a championship.Curry made 10 3’s to get to 402 for the season, officially wrapped up the NBA scoring title, and sent a message to the rest of the league going into the postseason — that the Warriors are far from satisfied, with Curry saying he was happy that all the team needs to worry about now is getting 16 postseason wins.“I just try to keep getting better,” said Curry, who was the MVP last year at 23.8 points per game — and went to 30.1 points per game this season. “I just want to keep pushing myself.”Somehow, the Warriors’ 73-win record — “the new Golden Standard,” the team called it — almost seemed overshadowed.Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, right, fist-bumps his daughter Gianna after the last NBA basketball game of his career, against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Los Angeles.Bryant scored 60 points as the Lakers won 101-96. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)“Nobody really cares about the 73 wins it was all about Kobe today,” Indiana guard C.J. Watson wrote on Twitter.That’s how impressive Bryant’s last game was.“There’s no way I could possibly imagine this happening,” Bryant said.Who could?Bryant scored 60 points and took 50 shots, the most of any game in his career — a total that came with the blessing of teammates who just wanted him to score as much as possible one final time.“Felt good to be able to do that,” Bryant said, “one last time.”And when it ended, the basketball world was buzzing.“4-13 should go down in the archives as #MambaDay,” longtime NBA sharpshooter Mike Miller tweeted. “@Kobe Bryant thanks for the memories. It was amazing to be able to compete against u!”Added Heat forward Chris Bosh: “73 wins and one dude shooting 50 shots in one game on the same night. Has that ever happened before?” Bosh ended that tweet with the hashtag “awesome.”Fans who had to resort to the secondary resale markets paid more than $1,000 for tickets — or much more in some cases — just to get a seat to see the Warriors chase history or Bryant play one final time.Odds are, none of them left thinking they made a mistake.“Whoever paid those crazy … prices for those tickets y’all got y’all money’s worth tonight,” Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson tweeted.Fans in Los Angeles bought up just about every piece of Bryant memorabilia they could find at Staples Center, and 350 miles or so up the road at Oracle Arena, Warriors fans cheered long and loud when the 73rd win was finally secure.“The team held itself to a high standard throughout the season, playing with purpose every night and captivating fans around the world with its free-flowing style, spectacular shooting and flair for the dramatic,” Silver said. “Kudos to the entire Warriors organization.”Not long after Silver released his statement, the NBA put out its schedule for the first round that starts Saturday. The confetti that flew in Oakland was swept up, the champagne that was sprayed on Bryant after his finale had long dried.The night was over.The playoffs await for the Warriors, but not Bryant. His career is done, and his last act on the floor at Staples Center was a two-word farewell to Lakers fans:“Mamba out.” Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry smiles a the end of a 125-104 win over the Memphis Grizzlies during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) That most everyone can agree on, including President Barack Obama, Michael Jordan and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.center_img The stars did not disappoint.And the most-celebrated closing night in NBA regular-season history not only lived up to expectations, it might have exceeded them with a pair of performances that will be talked about for years to come.Golden State became the first team to win 73 games in a season, Warriors guard Stephen Curry scored 46 points and topped the 400 3-pointer mark to cap what will almost certainly be his second straight MVP campaign. Kobe Bryant’s career with the Los Angeles Lakers ended in most surprising fashion — a 60-point game, the first time he’s gotten to that plateau since 2009.“I think this has been an amazing day for sports fans, basketball fans in particular,” Bryant said as he wore his Lakers’ uniform about an hour after the game, not quite willing to take it off for the final time. “It’s been a great day with them setting such an unbelievable record — you think about that, 73 wins, that’s ridiculous. And then obviously what happened here tonight, it’s been a great night in basketball history.” The Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104, finishing the season 73-9 and breaking the 72-10 mark that was put together by Jordan and the Chicago Bulls and lasted 20 years as the NBA’s all-time single-season standard. Steve Kerr played for that Bulls team, and was the one who went on to coach these Warriors to a level not even that club could reach.Jordan congratulated the Warriors in a statement released after the game. He also said, “The Warriors have been a lot of fun to watch and I look forward to seeing what they do in the playoffs.”In other words, Jordan was saying ‘now go win the title.’ When the Bulls won 72 games, they capped that season with a championship.Curry made 10 3’s to get to 402 for the season, officially wrapped up the NBA scoring title, and sent a message to the rest of the league going into the postseason — that the Warriors are far from satisfied, with Curry saying he was happy that all the team needs to worry about now is getting 16 postseason wins.“I just try to keep getting better,” said Curry, who was the MVP last year at 23.8 points per game — and went to 30.1 points per game this season. “I just want to keep pushing myself.”Somehow, the Warriors’ 73-win record — “the new Golden Standard,” the team called it — almost seemed overshadowed.Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, right, fist-bumps his daughter Gianna after the last NBA basketball game of his career, against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Los Angeles.Bryant scored 60 points as the Lakers won 101-96. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)“Nobody really cares about the 73 wins it was all about Kobe today,” Indiana guard C.J. Watson wrote on Twitter.That’s how impressive Bryant’s last game was.“There’s no way I could possibly imagine this happening,” Bryant said.Who could?Bryant scored 60 points and took 50 shots, the most of any game in his career — a total that came with the blessing of teammates who just wanted him to score as much as possible one final time.“Felt good to be able to do that,” Bryant said, “one last time.”And when it ended, the basketball world was buzzing.“4-13 should go down in the archives as #MambaDay,” longtime NBA sharpshooter Mike Miller tweeted. “@Kobe Bryant thanks for the memories. It was amazing to be able to compete against u!”Added Heat forward Chris Bosh: “73 wins and one dude shooting 50 shots in one game on the same night. Has that ever happened before?” Bosh ended that tweet with the hashtag “awesome.”Fans who had to resort to the secondary resale markets paid more than $1,000 for tickets — or much more in some cases — just to get a seat to see the Warriors chase history or Bryant play one final time.Odds are, none of them left thinking they made a mistake.“Whoever paid those crazy … prices for those tickets y’all got y’all money’s worth tonight,” Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson tweeted.Fans in Los Angeles bought up just about every piece of Bryant memorabilia they could find at Staples Center, and 350 miles or so up the road at Oracle Arena, Warriors fans cheered long and loud when the 73rd win was finally secure.“The team held itself to a high standard throughout the season, playing with purpose every night and captivating fans around the world with its free-flowing style, spectacular shooting and flair for the dramatic,” Silver said. “Kudos to the entire Warriors organization.”Not long after Silver released his statement, the NBA put out its schedule for the first round that starts Saturday. The confetti that flew in Oakland was swept up, the champagne that was sprayed on Bryant after his finale had long dried.The night was over.The playoffs await for the Warriors, but not Bryant. His career is done, and his last act on the floor at Staples Center was a two-word farewell to Lakers fans:“Mamba out.”,The stars did not disappoint.And the most-celebrated closing night in NBA regular-season history not only lived up to expectations, it might have exceeded them with a pair of performances that will be talked about for years to come.Golden State became the first team to win 73 games in a season, Warriors guard Stephen Curry scored 46 points and topped the 400 3-pointer mark to cap what will almost certainly be his second straight MVP campaign. Kobe Bryant’s career with the Los Angeles Lakers ended in most surprising fashion — a 60-point game, the first time he’s gotten to that plateau since 2009.“I think this has been an amazing day for sports fans, basketball fans in particular,” Bryant said as he wore his Lakers’ uniform about an hour after the game, not quite willing to take it off for the final time. “It’s been a great day with them setting such an unbelievable record — you think about that, 73 wins, that’s ridiculous. And then obviously what happened here tonight, it’s been a great night in basketball history.”last_img read more

WI vs India 1st Test Day 2 Review: India set sights on enforcing follow-on…

first_imgAdvertisement 775tNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsj95Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8w54g( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bvjisnWould you ever consider trying this?😱5yxiCan your students do this? 🌚3evdt0k0Roller skating! Powered by Firework (Photo Courtesy: Hindustan Times)Advertisement Day 2 marked a typical day of test cricket for India, as the hosts piled more misery to a weak West Indies side who looked completely out of sorts.Captain Kohli and Jadeja reached their respective centuries while Rishabh Pant shined with a blazing knock of 92 to declare India’s innings at 649-9. Stumps saw West Indies reeling at 94-6, after Shami along with the spinners wrecked havoc.Advertisement Continuing from where they left off on the previous day, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant scored at a brisk pace to put a firm grip on the game. In the process, Virat reached his 24th test ton and once again crossed the 1000 run landmark in tests for the 3rd year running.Advertisement At lunch, India stood at 506-5 after they had lost Rishabh Pant late in the session on 92, who missed out a deserving century. Post lunch saw the hosts lose Kohli and Ashwin in quick successions. Jadeja then stitched crucial partnerships with the late order to reach his maiden century following which the declaration came in.West Indies who then came out to bat, potentially needing to play out of their skins to save the game, got off to the worst possible start. Shami removed both the openers, Brathwaite and Powell in a matter of 5 balls to leave them in a fix.The visitors couldn’t get their score moving along as they kept losing wickets in regular intervals as Jadeja produced a super all round performance on the field. At 94-6, West Indies headed to stumps on day 2 clearly knowing that they need a miracle to save the game.India on the other hand will look to enforce the follow-on tomorrow and take steps to wrap up the game in clinical precision.Brief Scores: West Indies 94 for 6 (Shami 2-11) trail India 649 for 9 decl. (Kohli 139, Shaw 134, Jadeja 100*, Pant 92) by 555 runs.Also Read:India beats Bangladesh in yet another close Asia Cup encounter, but it’s the U-19s this time Advertisementlast_img read more

Indian Football: Sunil Chhetri on India’s chances in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Thailand…

first_imgAdvertisement agobeNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6nzuWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb5a( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4jld4jWould you ever consider trying this?😱lvCan your students do this? 🌚jikoRoller skating! Powered by Firework Welcome to another edition of Indian football news roundup. Today, we will talk about Sunil Chhetri and Stephen Constantine’s interview heading into the 2019 AFC Asian Cup with AIFF and AFC respectively, and the rumor circulating on the internet that Mohun Bagan has found a sponsor.Advertisement In addition to that, we will also be talking about India’s opponents in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Thailand’s loss to Oman and the installment of new floodlights in the Khuman Lumpak Stadium, the home venue of NEROCA. IIn case you missed out yesterday’s edition of the Indian football roundup, you can check it out here.Advertisement 2019 AFC Asian Cup: “We are a team who hate to lose”- Sunil ChhetriSunil Chhetri is confident of India progressing to the next round of the 2019 AFC Asian CupShoubhik Mukhopadhyay of the AIFF Media Team recently interviewed Indian football team’s talisman Sunil Chhetri. The joint second highest active goalscorer said the following:“I can assure you that it won’t be an easy job for other teams to face us. We are a team who hate to lose, and we have proven it in recent times. We are working as per the plan.”Advertisement He further iterated that despite it being a first time experience for most of the players, their inexperience won’t hamper the team’s preparations.“All of us are super excited and thrilled right now. Apart from me and Gurpreet, it’s a first-time experience for all else. Everyone is ready to grab this opportunity.”I-League: Mohun Bagan reject claims of finding a sponsorMohun Bagan are yet to board a lucrative sponsorI-League historic club Mohun Bagan has rejected claims that they are in talks with Samsung and TCS IT to sponsor them for the next season. Apparently, a screenshot of chat between a Mohun Bagan fan and fake ID of Debashish Dutta, one of the many Directors of Mohun Bagan, did the rounds in social media wherein the latter confirmed that either of the two will be sponsoring the Kolkata giant.However, much to the dismay of the fans, the Mohun Bagan management released a letter squashing the rumor. While their arch-rivals East Bengal have roped in Quess as their sponsor and are expected to make the shift to ISL the next season, the wait for Mohun Bagan continues.I-League: NEROCA’s home ground to have floodlights installedMatches can now be played under the floodlights in the picturesque home ground of NEROCAIn a major boost to the football fans of NEROCA, floodlights will be installed in their home ground- the Khuman Lumpak Stadium. Moreover, it will be inaugurated by none other than the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi.Alongside the inauguration of the floodlights, the foundation of an astroturf football ground will also be laid on 4th January. The whole project would be costing Rs. 10 crores which will be borne by the Manipur state government.2019 AFC Asian Cup: India’s opponent in the group Thailand lose to OmanThailand lose to Oman ahead of their crucial fixture against UAE (Credits- AFC Asian Cup Twitter)India’s opponent in the group stages of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Thailand, lost 2-0 to Oman in a closed-door international friendly on 2nd January. Ahmed Kano struck a brace in Oman’s victory scoring in the 11th and 62nd minute.2019 AFC Asian Cup: “We started to prepare for this as soon as we had qualified mathematically”- Stephen ConstantineStephen Constantine is honored that he will be watching the matches from the touchline in the 2019 AFC Asian CupIn an exclusive email interview with the Asian Football Confederation, Stephen Constantine revealed that he was honored and privileged to lead his way into the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Here is what he said:“Well, it’s obviously a great honor and a privilege to be here among the elite of Asian football. We started to prepare for this as soon as we had qualified mathematically from the group which we won. Of course, I would have liked a few games going into the tournament but on the plus side, we are fit and have no injuries so we are looking forward to the challenges ahead.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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Eyrecourt Aim For All-Ireland Intermediate Club Glory

first_imgToday we look at Eyrecourt and how their preparations are going ahead of the Intermediate Club Final against Cahir on Sunday.Darren Kelly was there and he first spoke to their management team of Damien Howe and Mark DunneAudio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/gbfm.podcasts/DAMIEN+HOWE+AND+MARK+DUNNE+EYRECOURT+MANAGERS.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.HE then spoke to Eyrecourt Captain Molly DunneAudio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/gbfm.podcasts/MOLLY+DUNNE+EYRECOURT+CAPTAIN.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Darren got the views of Megan McDermottAudio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/gbfm.podcasts/MEGAN+MCDERMOTT+EYRECOURT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Finally, he spoke to Pamela McCormackAudio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/gbfm.podcasts/PAMELA+MCCORMACK+EYRECOURT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Eyrecourt are in action in the Intermediate final at 1.30pm when they play Cahir and that will be followed by Killimor in the senior decider at 3.15pm against Milford. Sunday sees the climax of the Camogie Club Championships with Galway represented on the double in Croke Park.last_img read more