Wisconsin freshman Dani Rhones scored a magnificent overtime goal that propelled the women’s soccer team over their rivals Minnesota Saturday night.A tightly contested game ended in elation for the Badgers as Rhodes nailed a penalty kick in the 96th minute to give Wisconsin (7-1-0, 1-0-0 Big Ten) a 1-0 win over rival Minnesota (4-2-2, 0-1-0 Big Ten). This marks the sixth straight game the Badgers have won as well as the sixth shutout they’ve amassed this season.To the surprise of few, these two elite defenses held one another scoreless throughout regulation. Coming into the matchup, Minnesota had allowed only three goals all season while Wisconsin had let up just one since their Aug. 20 loss to Stanford.Women’s soccer: Wisconsin cruises past Drake, begins week offWith a 3-0 win over the Drake Bulldogs in Des Moines on Thursday night, the Wisconsin Badgers women’s soccer team Read…Badger goalkeeper, junior Caitlyn Clem, had yet another stellar performance to help lock down a respectable Minnesota offense. Unfazed by the tight score, Clem made saves on all four shots on goal by the Gophers, two within the final six minutes of regulation.Not to be lost in the result was an impressive outing by Minnesota goalkeeper Kailee Sharp, who made three saves to shut the Badgers out through two periods. Sharp could have easily been the star of the game had it not been for a late foul on Minnesota, sending striker Dani Rhodes to the penalty spot.For Rhodes, this was her fifth — and arguably most important — goal of the season in a critical conference game.“We were ranked No. 9 in the nation this past week and we wanted to prove that it wasn’t a fluke. Starting off with Minnesota, the Border Battle right away is super intense, so we did a great job coming out strong, and we did our thing, and that’s why we won the game,” Rhodes said.While this is an encouraging first Big Ten win for the Badgers, 10 more conference games remain until the Big Ten tournament begins Oct. 29. Though Wisconsin is certainly one of the favorites to take this year’s title with a national ranking of nine, they are one of the three Big Ten teams ranked in the top fifteen of the country.Women’s soccer: Badgers surprise in NCAA, fall short in second round to GatorsThe University of Wisconsin Badgers women’s soccer team hoped to continue their impressive run in Gainesville, Florida as they took Read…After being upset in the first round of last year’s tournament, this Wisconsin team knows that doing well in each conference game will be vital for postseason success. Looking forward, it seems that both No. 8 Penn State and No. 13 Rutgers could be formidable Big Ten opponents for Wisconsin this season.For now though, the Badgers can be content with an emotional victory and an excellent start to Big Ten play.
An article in the March 3 issue of Nature1 explains how tissues communicate to fight off infection. As reported before, cells display samples of the proteins they contain on their outer membranes, a process called presentation. Killer T cells wander around, like cops, looking at the presentations. When they recognize alien proteins (antigens), they respond by killing the cell (see 06/27/2003 entry, “Cell to Phagocyte: I’m Dying – Eat Me”). Now, Dutch scientists Neijssen et al.2 have found that cells in tissues can also pass these flags to neighboring cells through passageways between them called gap junctions. The uninfected neighboring cells thus signal the cops that a firebreak needs to be constructed to avoid further damage. Australian biologists William Heath and Francis Carbone explain:As well as providing another possible mechanism for initiating immunity by dendritic cells, the gap-junction-mediated cross-presentation described by Neijssen et al. offers an interesting method of efficiently limiting the spread of replicating virus. The authors show that not only will a cell expressing viral proteins be killed by T cells, but so will its closest neighbours – because they present viral peptides obtained through gap junctions. Extending the destruction to adjacent cells may provide a ‘fire-break’ around an infection, ensuring that if low levels of virus have spread to surrounding cells, but have yet to produce sufficient protein to allow recognition, such cells will still be eliminated. (Emphasis added in all quotes.) The width of the firebreak is controlled, they explain: “The rapid degradation of peptides within the cell’s cytosol means that the spread of peptides through gap junctions will be rather limited, probably allowing the targeting of adjacent cells but not those more than one cell distant from the infection. Thus, the integrity of targeting should be maintained, with only limited bystander destruction.”1Heath and Carbone, “Coupling and cross-presentation, Nature 434, 27 – 28 (03 March 2005); doi:10.1038/434027a2Neijssen et al., “Cross-presentation by intercellular peptide transfer through gap junctions,” Nature 434, 83 – 88 (03 March 2005); doi:10.1038/nature03290.Neither article attempts to explain how such a clever protective technique could have evolved.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
There’s no genetic difference between Cro-Magnon Man and modern Europeans, a genetic study reported by Science Daily. Researchers took extra care to avoid contamination of bones found in southern Italy, they said. They claimed Cro-Magnon people were able to maintain genealogical continuity for 28,000 years, remaining distinct from Neanderthals, whom they said lived in Europe for 300,000 years.Forget everything you were taught about early man in Europe, because the evolutionists keep changing their story and what they say now is absurd. Is it really plausible that two groups of Homo sapiens lived side by side for nearly 30,000 years and never intermarried? Has that ever happened in modern times? Where is all the genetic evolution that should have occurred between the time this Italian Cro-Magnon individual lived and today? He’s virtually identical to modern Europeans. Why even classify him as “other” than us? And why think that he lived so long ago? 28,000 years is three to four times the length of all recorded human history. These people were our equals physically and probably mentally. Maybe they were even superior. Who could possibly believe that Cro-Magnon, or even Neanderthals for that matter (with bigger average cranial capacity than us), would not have reached the moon in 28,000 years, to say nothing of 300,000? Evolutionists want us to believe they were smart enough to hunt mammoths and produce cave paintings that attract the awe of modern artists, but never learned how to ride a horse in all that time. That is absurd. Wouldn’t you expect that they would have built cities in a fraction of the evolutionary time scale, and invented writing? They have no answer for what “switched on” in the human brain to create instant civilization about 6,000 to 8,000 years ago. The ages they give are not scientific. They are part of a vast evolutionary myth that is propagated by a powerful class of shamans who run our schools and scientific institutions. There is nothing in the data that is inconsistent with the Biblical view that these were people after the Flood (which itself is remembered in hundreds of tribal legends around the world), scattered after Babel into distinct family clans. Those remaining in the Fertile Crescent built the first cities and started writing in clay tablets about their banking transactions and laws. Others with different spoken languages migrated east and west, north and south. The harsh conditions in Europe during the Ice Age delayed the development of writing and civilization. (Think of how few records modern tribes near the Arctic leave today.) Neanderthals were particularly hardy individuals who got to Europe first. Cro-Magnon people (just as much offspring of Noah as their brethren but genetically distinct) arrived later after conditions were becoming more hospitable. If this started a big war, with the Cro-Magnon ending up victorious over the Neanderthals, would there be any fossil remains? Not likely; nor would there necessarily be any written records, any more than detailed accounts of wars between Germanic tribes in later Roman times or Anasazi in North America much later, who vanished without a trace (unless the Hopi are living descendants). No long periods spanning tens or hundreds of thousands of years is required in this scenario. It matches what we know about people, and it matches the Table of Nations in Genesis 10. Think how much migration could happen among intelligent people in just decades or centuries. We know how curious people are. Within a few millennia, Germanic tribes were exploring the New World. South Pacific Islanders were hopping from island to island. Columbus, a latecomer, was sailing west for the Indies. We are familiar with human wanderlust. It is inconceivable that Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons would have sat still for 28,000 years or 300,000 years and not populated the globe. There’s only one logical conclusion. The evolutionary story, with its vast periods of time, portraying brutish people living like cave potatoes, is a myth. If they can be so flagrantly wrong about dates and activities close to us in time, do the math and tell us if you trust them when they weave tales about what happened millions and billions of years ago. The reckless drafts on the bank of time must stop.(Visited 101 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
26 March 2010In a boost for local e-commerce, a new partnership between First National Bank and PayPal will enable South Africans to sell to PayPal’s global customer base and move the proceeds to their qualifying FNB accounts – without having to share their personal or financial information online.The service also allows customers to top up and withdraw funds to their qualifying FNB accounts from their PayPal accounts. PayPal has more than 81-million accounts in 190 markets around the world“Our agreement with PayPal also enables international businesses and individuals to transact with South African service providers via a secure and convenient payment service”, FNB chief executive Michael Jordaan said in a statement this week, adding that it would help South Africans to join the global e-commerce marketplace.“The exclusive top-up and withdraw service with PayPal allows South Africans to make payments and receive money internationally without sharing their financial or personal information.”Qualifying FNB account holders need only open a PayPal account and link it to their FNB account in order to receive PayPal payments in 21 different currencies. FNB will convert the currency to South African rands when the money is transferred into their accounts.Focus on innovationThe solution enables qualifying FNB account holders to top up their PayPal accounts any time they want to, send money, and shop online with PayPal’s global base of merchants.“FNB and PayPal have a similar focus on innovation, so it makes sense that we would work with FNB to make online payments even easier for merchants and consumers in South Africa,” said PayPal’s Oded Zehavi.“With South Africa’s solid financial infrastructure and its status as the continent’s largest economy, we’re optimistic about the future of e-commerce in this market, and look forward to working with FNB on the opportunities ahead.”The PayPal service in partnership with FNB has received approval from the exchange control department of the South African Reserve Bank.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
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MOST READ “We made shots today, and when we make shots, we’re much tougher to defend,” Ginebra coach Tim Cone said after a runaway 125-101 victory that cut the Texters’ lead to 2-1 in the best-of-five series at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.“We had a breakout game today and we’ll see if we can carry it over to Game 4,” added the two-time Grand Slam champion. “We haven’t done anything, exactly, we’re still down 1-2. Our goal right now is get this thing into Game 5 and let the chips fall where they may.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe next game is slated on Saturday at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay, and Cone admits that they are not exactly aware what they would be up against, considering that burly TNT import Joshua Smith practically didn’t play.“Obviously, the easy thing to say is that the import (Smith) didn’t get much minutes tonight,” Cone said. “We don’t know what’s going on with him.” Smith delivered lethal blows in narrow TNT wins in the first two games, but was played less than 10 minutes in Game 3.In the other series on Friday, San Miguel Beer tries to put Star away in their 7 p.m. match at Mall of Asia Arena.GINEBRA 125 – TNT 101BRGY. GINEBRA 125—Brownlee 31, Thompson 17, Aguilar 15, Mercado 12, Devance 10, Ellis 9, Cruz 9, Tenorio 8, Ferrer 5, Mariano 5, Taha 2, Jamito 2, Helterbrand 0, Caguioa 0.TNT KATROPA 101—Garcia 16, Tautuaa 15, Carey 11, Reyes 9, Rosario 8, Castro 7, Rosales 7, Hernandez 6, Nuyles 6, Smith 4, Pogoy 4, Semerad 3, De Ocampo 3, Golla 0, Tamsi 0.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View comments Quarters: 34-28, 61-47, 96-74, 125-101Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ PBA IMAGESDown big in a short series and playing with an underdog mentality for the first time, Barangay Ginebra on Thursday night broke away early and earned a new lease on life in its PBA Commissioner’s Cup Final Four series with TNT KaTropa.It also helped a lot that the Gin Kings shot a lot better than they did in the first two games.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Cignal sets record winning margin
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Amazon’s talking delivery drone would ask for help if it fell out of the sky Explore further Citation: Amazon looks at dropping packages onto your patio from as high as 25 feet (2018, March 16) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-amazon-packages-patio-high-feet.html ©2018 The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. It’s not that drones get tired, it’s just that if they’re delivering your box of cat food and low-rise socks, dropping down to put it on your patio and flying back up for the next delivery takes power that they need to conserve. Better to just hover over your home and drop the box, a new patent from Amazon proposes.And no need to cover your head: the Seattle e-commerce giant has that—and the delivery box full of your precious items—covered, at least in theory.Amazon on Tuesday received a patent for cushioning packages with inflatable airbags, so they can be dropped from as high as 25 feet.The drone could inflate the “airlift package protection airbag” with a gas canister or even just from the downdraft from the aircraft’s propellers, while in transit or “near a drop location, such as a backyard or patio of a residential dwelling,” the patent said.This patent, like at least two others Amazon has received, also envisions the possibility of catastrophic mid-air failure. The airbag for the package could be inflated automatically if a drone—also known as an unmanned-aerial vehicle or UAV, “becomes unresponsive to controls and/or loses some or all power” if the drone “contacts an object, a building, and/or the ground.”Should you be, say, barbecuing on your patio when your delivery drone appears, there’s no reason to fear, but if you want your package, you’ll need to get out of the way—and take your bottles of beer with you—so it can fall from the sky. The drone could use cameras and other sensors to make sure the “drop zone” is empty of people, animals and “fragile objects,” and decline to make the delivery till all is clear, according to the patent.A drone could even be constructed in such a way that it could let loose a package that would travel “partially horizontally,” to land on “an elevated balcony of a tall building.”The airbag Amazon envisions would deflate slightly upon impact with the ground to cushion the landing and protect a package’s contents.Energy consumption is an important consideration for drones, which “may conserve energy if they minimize changes in altitude,” the patent says in explaining why dropping packages from the sky makes sense.Height range for the release of packages from a drone would range from five to 25 feet, “depending on the size and weight of the package.”Amazon, keenly focused on automation and cheap, efficient product delivery, has obtained dozens of drone-related patents in recent years, but it remains to be seen whether this latest one, or any of the others, will lead to technology used in drone deliveries.