February 10

Barclays Premier League Reviews

first_imgAFC BOURNEMOUTH 3NORWICH CITY 0GOALS:- BOURNEMOUTH: GOSLING 10th; DANIELS PEN 54th; AFOBE 75th.Bournemouth pushed relegation rivals Norwich City nearly the bottom three with an easy victory. Dan Gosling headed in Marc Pugh’s cross before Vadis Odjidja brought down Pugh to allow Charlie Daniels to score from the spot. And record signing Benik Afobe rounded off the win by scoring in only his second game for the Cherries.ASTON VILLA 1LEICESTER CITY 1GOALS:- VILLA: GESTEDE 75th. LEICESTER: OKAZAKI 28th.Leicester City returned to the top of the Barclays Premier League with a draw on Saturday but basement club Aston Villa stole a valuable point. Shinji Okazaki opened the scoring for Leicester. Riyad Mahrez missed a chance to double the lead after Leicester were awarded a controversial penalty for handball. But Villa striker Rudy Gestede.CHELSEA 3 EVERTON 3GOALS:- CHELSEA: COSTA 64th; FABREGAS 66th; TERRY 90th. EVERTON: TERRY OG 50th; MIRALLAS 56th; FUNES MORI 90th.John Terry was both hero and villain as Chelsea stole a valuable point with a controversial 98th-minute equaliser. Everton took the lead when Terry put through his own net before Kevin Mirallas put the visitors 2-0 up. Diego Costa reduced the margin and Cesc Fabregas’s deflected shot made it 2-2. Ramiro Funes Mori restored Everton’s lead in the 90th minute only for Terry to back-heel in from close range – although he appeared a yard offside.MANCHESTER CITY 4 CRYSTAL PALACE 0GOALS:- CITY: DELPH 22nd; AGUERO 41st, 68th; SILVA 84th.Sergio Ag¸ero scored twice as Manchester City closed the gap at the top of the Barclays Premier League. Midfielder Fabian Delph gave City the lead with a long-range drive. Aguero doubled the advantage with an effort that deflected in off the head of Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann. Ag¸ero finished off a wonderful team move and David Silva added a fourth, with Palace winless in five league games.NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 WEST HAM UNITED 1GOALS:- NEWCASTLE: PEREZ 6th; WIJNALDUM 15th. WEST HAM: JELAVIC 49th.Jonjo Shelvey made an impressive debut for Newcastle as he helped his side move out of the relegation zone with a win over West Ham. Shelvey had a hand in both goals as Ayoze Perez curled in a low shot before Georginio Wijnaldum side-footed in from six yards to make it 2-0.A poor back-pass by Chancel Mbemba let NikicaJelavic score for the Hammers.SOUTHAMPTON 3 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0GOALS:- SOUTHAMPTON: WARD-PROWSE 5th, PEN 35th; TADIC 72nd.Southampton rose to 10th in the Barclays Premier League thanks to a brace from James Ward-Prowse, who scored a brilliant 25-yard curled free-kick and a penalty for his first goals of the season. Serbian forward Dusan Tadic sealed the three points from a tight angle after a clever pass from Matt Targett.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 4 SUNDERLAND 1GOALS:- SPURS: ERIKSEN 42nd, 67th; DEMBELE 59th; KANE PEN 79th. SUNDERLAND: VAN AANHOLT 40th.Christian Eriksen scored twice as deepened Sunderland’s relegation worries.Patrick van Aanholt gave the Black Cats the lead but Eriksen levelled as Lee Cattermole failed to clear on the goalline.Mousa Dembele fired Spurs ahead before Eriksen’s 25-yard shot deflected in off Sunderland debutant Jan Kirchhoff.Harry Kane then converted a penalty after Kirchhoff fouled Danny Rose.last_img read more

December 19

Fossil Food Finds Change Evolutionary Stories

first_img(Visited 632 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Four fossils give indications of what extinct animals ate. The results challenge what evolutionists thought about their complexity.Eocene Salamander Ate FrogsA fossil discovered in the 1870s got a closer look with new technology, reports Science Daily. Researchers in France used synchrotron imaging to reveal inner details of the salamander Phosphotriton sigei, which the article says is related to the living fire salamander. The fossil is dated at 40 to 35 million Darwin Years. The exceptional preservation of the internal organs and stomach contents surprised researchers.The quality of preservation is such that looking at the tomograms (equivalent of radiograms) feels like going through an animal in the flesh. At least six kinds of organs are preserved in almost perfect condition, in addition to the skin and skeleton: muscles, lung, spinal cord, digestive tract, nerves, and glands.But the most incredible is the preservation of frog bones within the stomach of the salamander. Salamanders almost never eat frogs or other salamanders, though they are known to be quite opportunistic. Was it a last resort meal or a customary choice for this species? This, unfortunately, will probably never be known.The article calls the fossil a ‘mummy’ in quotes, leaving some doubt about the extent of mineralization in the specimen.Jurassic Ichthyosaur Ate SquidContrary to the belief that ichthyosaurs (marine reptiles) ate fish, a juvenile ichthyosaur found in a UK museum ate squid. Remains of hook-like structures from the arms of squid were clearly identifiable in the stomach of an “exceptional” specimen of Ichthyosaurus communis, says the BBC News. Practically complete, the fossil is claimed to be 199 to 196 million Darwin Years old, Science Daily adds. Neither article explains what circumstances must have prevailed to bury a 2.3-foot-long ichthyosaur with its stomach contents intact.Early Permian Amphibian Ate ReptilesThe actual meal of an extinct amphibian called a dissorophid is not mentioned by Phys.org, except in artwork of one grasping a small reptile. Dating from the early Permian at ~287 million Darwin Years old, this specimen from Oklahoma had a surprise in its mouth: teeth.The idea of being bitten by a nearly toothless modern frog or salamander sounds laughable, but their ancient ancestors had a full array of teeth, large fangs and thousands of tiny hook-like structures called denticles on the roofs of their mouths that would snare prey, according to new research by paleontologists at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).Denticles, though smaller than teeth, are true teeth, the article says. The find raises an evolutionary conundrum: evolution by loss.Reisz and his graduate students suggest that the next big question relates to evolutionary changes to the overall abundance of teeth: if these ancient amphibians had an astonishing number of teeth, why have most modern amphibians reduced or entirely lost their teeth?Cambrian Trilobite Ate WormsA fossil from southern China preserves the gut of a trilobite in iron-rich red. New research on 514-million-year-old trilobite fossils from this area reveals that trilobite digestion was sophisticated from early on in their evolution.Credit: Hopkins, et al. 2017/ https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0184982Another strikingly detailed fossil from China shows an animal with guts. The trilobite pictured in an article on Live Science challenges Darwinian assumptions: “Trilobite tummies were more complex than previously believed, new fossils reveal.” The photo caption adds, “trilobite digestion was sophisticated from early on in their evolution.” Stephanie Pappas writes,The fossils show that early trilobites had crops, or stomach-like pouches that were once thought to have evolved only later in the trilobite lineage. One trilobite species even boasted a crop along with more simplified digestive glands, suggesting that the evolution of the trilobite digestive system was complicated, the researchers found.One researcher, examining several of these fossils, remarked that “we should start thinking about this aspect of trilobite biology and evolution in a different way.” Would that different way include abandoning evolution? The new picture shows trilobites possessing more advanced digestive tracts than evolutionists thought. The creatures may have swum after worms rather than skimming the bottom like vacuum cleaners. “Some species may have been savvy hunters, grabbing marine worms and wrestling them into submission with their many legs,” the article says. And yet evolutionists date them to 514 million Darwin Years, at the beginning of the Cambrian.For details on why trilobites and other Cambrian animals challenge Darwinism and support intelligent design, see Darwin’s Doubt by Dr. Stephen Meyer.Do any of these fossils help evolutionists? They all show complex features thought to have evolved later. In some cases, they had more advanced features than living counterparts today. And they all show exceptional preservation, even showing what they ate. The fossils in these four cases range from 35 to 514 million Darwin Years! Don’t you see how Darwinian assumptions and mindless allegiance to long ages blinds the minds of the moyboys? These creatures were not separated by eons, but lived contemporaneously in different habitats. They perished in a world-wide flood not that long ago. That makes sense of the data. That’s why they are exceptionally well preserved, even with stomach contents visible. Some ichthyosaurs were buried in the process of giving birth. Some fish were buried while eating other fish. These burials had to happen unexpectedly, suddenly, and quickly. The Genesis view explains “living fossils” and “Lazarus taxa” that remain alive today, though separated by millions of Darwin Years (according to evolutionists). It explains soft tissue in dinosaurs. It explains complexity from the first appearance of each animal. A new film, Genesis: Paradise Lost, is coming to theaters November 13. The trailer shows scientific evidence smashing the icon of Darwin. Prepare to be deprogrammed.last_img read more

December 3

Co-petitioner in hate-speech case against Yogi Adityanath arrested on rape charges

first_imgA Gorakhpur-based social activist, a co-petitioner in the alleged hate speech case against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the 2007 Gorakhpur riots, has been arrested in connection with a gang-rape case.The arrested activist’s colleagues on Wednesday alleged that he was being falsely implicated under political pressure as the FIR in the rape case had already been expunged earlier.Mahila Thana Gorakhpur Inspector Shalini Singh, who in in-charge of the fresh probe, confirmed the arrest of activist Parvez Parwaz (63), who was picked up late on Tuesday. “He has been sent to jail. The case has been reopened. The victim had submitted a fresh application,” Ms. Singh said, adding that the arrest was made after the police found fresh evidence in the case. She, however, did not reveal the details.As per the FIR lodged at the Rajghat police station on June 4 this year, a local woman in her thirties had accused two persons — Mahmood alias Jumman Baba and Mr. Parwaz — of gang-raping her by luring her to an isolated place near Pandeyhatta late on June 3 under the pretext of helping her resolve her family problems.“He [Muhammad] pointed a revolver to my head and committed the misdeed. There was another person with him [Mr. Parwaz] who raped me,” said the complainant.She claims she came in touch with Mahmood, who is a baba (ascetic), at a local shrine, when she was looking for help to get her estranged husband under “control” through “jhaad-phoonkh”, a form of exorcism.Advocate Asad Hayat, a co-petitioner in the 2007 alleged hate-speech case while it was in the Allahabad High Court, alleged that Mr. Parwaz was arrested in a “fake case” under “political pressure”. “The police had already expunged the case and submitted a final report but they still reopened the case. The arrest came a day before the petition for stay on the arrest was to come up in the Allahabad High Court,” said Mr. Hayat. Meanwhile, a Bench of Justice Ramesh Sinha of the Allahabad High Court ordered a stay on the arrest of the second accused Mahmood.Mr. Parwaz had in a Facebook post on August 2, expressed apprehension that the Gorakhpur police could arrest him after re-opening investigation into the case. He had claimed he was being falsely implicated.Mr. Parwaz has been fighting to get Mr. Adityanath prosecuted in an alleged hate-speech case and his role in the 2007 Gorakhppur communal violence, when the BJP leader was the local MP.The case dates back to January 2007 when communal clashes broke out in Gorakhpur and adjoining districts after a Hindu youth was killed in a clash during a Muharram procession.As per an FIR registered, Mr. Adityanath allegedly delivered a provocative speech calling out for revenge against the minority community in retaliation for the death of the youth. The police initially refused to register an FIR and lodged it only after the HC intervened.Last May, after the BJP came to power in UP, the state government refused sanction allow Mr. Adityanath to be prosecuted for inciting communal violence on grounds that a CD, which was shown as prime evidence of the “hate speech,” had allegedly been tampered with.  In February, the HC upheld the state’s decision and dismissed the writ petition seeking a probe in the case by an independent agency, following which the petitioners approached the Supreme Court. On August 20, the apex court issued a notice to the UP government to respond within four weeks.last_img read more