RelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Whirlwind Bayern Munich dismantle Schalke in season opener Bayern Munich halted their training session on Sunday amid fears Corentin Tolisso was suffering a heart attack, reports say.The midfielder suddenly stopped during training and sat down on the grass, holding his hand against his heart.Bild claim head coach Niko Kovac immediately stopped training and the club doctor, Peter Ueblacker, checked on Tolisso.After concerns the 25-year-old could be having a heart attack, it was judged Tolisso was suffering from a bout of dizziness.The training session was open to the public and Bayern confirmed afterwards that Tolisso had recovered and was ‘okay’.Tolisso was training on Sunday with the rest of the Bayern squad who weren’t involved in the 2-2 draw with Augsburg on Saturday.After dropping points against Augsburg, Bayern sit third in the Bundesliga table.Tags: Bayern MunichTolisso
If this doesn’t take the cake for soft tissue preservation: intact amino acids in amber said to be 100 million years old!Even this one evoked a ‘wow’ response from Jon Tennant at the PLoS Paleontology Community blog. On April 23, McCoy et al in Nature Scientific Reports announced “Ancient amino acids from fossil feathers in amber.” Tennant writes,Then [sic, the] fossil record some times [sic] is one of those things which just stops you dead in your tracks, with ‘wow’ written all over your face. Today, one of those moments just happened. Researchers have now discovered fossilised amino acids, entombed for more than 100 million years in amber.Now, this is not the first time such things have been discovered. Typically, when proteins have been found fossilised it has been within bones from large, terrestrial vertebrates. This is the first time they have been discovered within amber, within a smaller organism.The bones of large vertebrates he mentions undoubtedly refer to the T. rex found by Mary Schweitzer in 2005, and subsequent finds of dinosaur soft tissue (see Bob Enyart’s growing list). “Critically, amber allows the exceptional preservation of the organic soft tissues, right down to the microscopic scale,” Tennant says. “This includes amino acids.” Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.The Racemization ClockBecause life uses only left-handed amino acids, any fossil that preserves left-handed forms is assumed to be recent. Proteins switch from all left-handed to a mixture of left- and right-handed amino acids, a process called racemization. A fossil with a mixture of left- and right-handed amino acids, therefore, is assumed to be ancient. The paper’s Abstract explains,Ancient protein analysis is a rapidly developing field of research. Proteins ranging in age from the Quaternary to Jurassic are being used to answer questions about phylogeny, evolution, and extinction. However, these analyses are sometimes contentious, and focus primarily on large vertebrates in sedimentary fossilisation environments; there are few studies of protein preservation in fossils in amber. Here we show exceptionally slow racemisation rates during thermal degradation experiments of resin enclosed feathers, relative to previous thermal degradation experiments of ostrich eggshell, coral skeleton, and limpet shell. We also recover amino acids from two specimens of fossil feathers in amber. The amino acid compositions are broadly similar to those of degraded feathers, but concentrations are very low, suggesting that much of the original protein has been degraded and lost. High levels of racemisation in more apolar, slowly racemising amino acids suggest that some of the amino acids were ancient and therefore original. Our findings indicate that the unique fossilisation environment inside amber shows potential for the recovery of ancient amino acids and proteins.The rate of racemization is poorly known. The scientists ran some experiments encasing modern proteins in resin for 504 hours (3 weeks) at high temperature (170 C) and found very low rates of racemization. 100 million years, however, is a very long time – some nine orders of magnitude longer. Could amino acids survive at all for such a long time? Even allowing for different environmental conditions, histories, and chemical compositions of amber, preservation at all seems unreasonable. Proteins can be degraded by diffusion, cosmic rays and other variables in addition to amino-acid racemization, especially outdoors. Protected lab conditions may not represent the true decay rate.Amber CentipedeAnother remarkable amber specimen was reported by Science Daily: “Dwarfs under dinosaur legs: 99-million-year-old millipede discovered in Burmese amber.” No preserved proteins or amino acids are reported in the press release. This millipede is also dated back into the Cretaceous. As usual, the scientists’ focus is on evolution:To analyse the species and confirm its novelty, the scientists used 3D X-ray microscopy to ‘slice’ through the Cretaceous specimen and look into tiny details of its anatomy, which would normally not be preserved in fossils. The identification of the millipede also presents the first clue about the age of the order Callipodida, suggesting that this millipede group evolved at least some 100 million years ago. A 3D model of the animal is also available in the research article.The discovery was published in the journal ZooKeys. It contains an evolutionary conundrum stuffed into Darwinism against expectations:While the callipodidan habitus seems to have remained generally unchanged for at least 99 million years, pleurotergal and hypoproctal setation, as well as the complexity of eyes in ground-dwelling forms may have evolved recently in the order.The Moyboy Paradigm TrapScientists believing in millions of years and billions of years (moyboy) cannot extricate themselves from their assumptions. Notice the circular reasoning in the paper about feather amino acids:Significant contamination, however, is unlikely due to the strong feather signal in the amino acid composition. Moreover, other researchers have found that keratin proteins preserve even into the Jurassic, suggesting that Cretaceous keratin preservation is not at all unexpected or unreasonable.They refer back to seven papers by Mary Schweitzer, the best-known discoverer of dinosaur soft tissue. These scientists’ reasoning is, ‘If Schweitzer says Jurassic soft tissue can survive 100 million years or more, then we aren’t surprised to find amino acids in our sample.’ Nobody seems to have the courage to step out of the moyboy paradigm and think for themselves. Are such long ages reasonable?In his ‘wow’ moment, did Jon Tennant think to question his assumptions? Did he think outside the box for a moment to question whether amino acids could survive ten thousand years, let along 100 million years? Not at all. His worldview gravitated to the only thought in his head:As the authors state: “…identification of protein sequences from fossil feathers, combined with their morphological investigation, would allow important functional and evolutionary information to be determined over long timescales.”So this is a really cool step closer to understanding the physiology and evolution of dinosaurs and birds, that just a few years ago would have been virtually unthinkable!Conclusions are subservient to paradigms, which are subservient to worldviews. Brute facts, however, are what they are.Myths can be perpetuated in scientific papers by one group of authors simply trusting the assumptions of a previous author. And one of the foundational assumptions of the moyboy paradigm is that Darwin needed long ages to evolve people from bacteria ancestors. (Visited 720 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We’re about finished with beans. I think we have about 60 acres left and it just started raining about 15 minutes ago. We had two tenths on Sunday two weeks ago and we got back in the next day.We ran about 100 acres of corn while we were waiting on some beans and then we switched back over to beans. We are very happy with the bean crop. It turned out to be pretty decent and over all of our acres it is averaging around 61 or 62 bushels. We were not expecting that. The beans in New Paris were terrific and they were later and the last rain really helped them a lot. Our best beans, though, were the earliest beans and they were 69 and 70 bushels.Once we got off of the fencerows, the fields were a lot cleaner than we thought they would be when we got back in them. The field we finished yesterday is usually a really bad horseweed farm and there were only a few right up by the road. We sprayed twice and got them under control this year.We’re going to try and get some more corn run here around home and cross our fingers and hope we can get the last beans in the next week. Today they are calling for an inch of rain but the radar looks like we might get more than that. There is a lot of yellow coming. There is a good chance of rain through Thursday so that would take care of getting much done this week. Hopefully some of the rain holds off.We are getting ready to work on the auger tractor and our grain cart tractor needs work too. Other than that, the combine is running well.It would be nice to get another couple weeks of warmer weather to dry the corn. Our earliest corn is at 21% and we have a later corn that is two points drier. I guess it all depends on what it had to go through.
Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? It certainly wasn’t their prettiest with 24 turnovers, but the Hawks made just enough hustle plays to overcome blowing a 22-point lead and beat Minnesota 123-120 in overtime Friday night.Kent Bazemore scored 23 points and John Collins added 21 to back up Pierce’s boast.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chief“It definitely shows you he has confidence in what we’re capable of,” said Dewayne Dedmon, who made two big foul shots with 1.7 seconds left to preserve the win. “Just hearing that made us just turn up a little bit and keep fighting.”Trae Young and Kevin Huerter each had big 3-pointers in the final minutes of overtime, and the Hawks earned their fifth road win despite matching their season high in turnovers. “We’re a young team and we like to play fast,” Bazemore said. “With all the inexperience out there and playing fast, it’s kind of a bad combo for taking care of the ball. But, you know, Coach . doesn’t tell guys to be less of themselves. He wants everyone to be aggressive.”The Timberwolves were done in by missed free throws, dunks and layups.After Huerter’s 3 made it 121-117, Karl-Anthony Towns made two free throws before Andrew Wiggins went to the line for two shots with 4.5 seconds left. After missing two big free throws a few seconds earlier, Wiggins hit the first but missed his second.Dedmon hit his two foul shots with 1.7 seconds left. Rookie Josh Okogie pumped faked DeAndre Bembry and tried to draw contact from the corner, but his 3-point attempt fell short without a whistle.Bazemore sent it to overtime with a fast-break layup after stealing an inbounds pass with 20 seconds left to play. 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Young followed by hitting a 3 to give Atlanta a 118-117 lead with 1:49 to play.The Timberwolves erased a 22-point deficit after Atlanta silenced the home crowd early with a season-high 42 first-quarter points. The Wolves held the Hawks to 47 total over the next two quarters.“We came out the second half and played with the edge we should have for all 48,” Towns said. “We put ourselves in that position. We dug ourselves out of a tremendous hole. We just didn’t close it out.”Minnesota went 21 of 38 from the free throw line.“It happens, “Wiggins said. “It’s one of those days and one of those games.”WIGGINS’ FREE-THROW WOESWiggins, a career 74 percent free-throw shooter, was Minnesota’s biggest offender from the stripe. He went 5 of 12 and heard frustrated boos from the home crowd.“That’s fans for you. We’ve got some (expletive) fans and we’ve got some good fans. That’s just how it works,” he said. Russel Westbrook explodes for 40 as Thunder pull away to beat Suns LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES ROSE UPDATERose scored 25 points but sprained his right ankle late. He started again for PG Jeff Teague, who missed his sixth straight game with inflammation in his left ankle.TALKING BASKETBALLLynx star Rebekkah Brunson will be part of the Timberwolves’ broadcast team this season. She’ll do 10 upcoming games either as a second analyst during the game or work on the pregame show. Brunson’s in-game debut will be on Jan. 2 when Minnesota visits Boston. Former Lynx player Lindsay Whalen did eight broadcasts last season.TIP-INSHawks: Bazemore has scored 20 points in five of his last eight games. … Alex Poythress scored 12 points in his third game since being called up from the G League. 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TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membership Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Aug 2015 – ‘Do not touch Grace Bay Beach, it is a jewel’… a passionate plea, supported by some applause during that town hall meeting held last night to discuss the increase in resort building height along Grace Bay Beach. The Government team presenting, led by Finance and Investment Minister, Hon Washington Misick was chided for a number of things including having a poor power point presentation, for not being more proactive in already developing policies to protect Turks and Caicos Islanders for jobs and small business opportunities on the strip, for constantly shifting the goal posts on what heights are allowed or not allowed, for not yet coining a national development plan and for apparently already making up their minds about the proposal. There were a few presentations which contend that the development on the sandy shore of the award winning beach makes it environmentally risky; one presentation claims that that the sand shifts from time to time. There was no environmental impact study provided at the meeting. Preview of Budget reveals salary hikes, millions is saving with retired of UK bail out loan Recommended for you Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job Related Items:12 storey building, residents, washington misick Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Increased flexibility in the statutes governing the use of operation and maintenance (O&M) funds could help installation officials stretch their scare dollars further and help them more efficiently manage excess facilities, senior Army leaders said during a Capitol Hill hearing last week.The problem, Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn explained, is that DOD is restricted is using O&M funds to convert unneeded facilities to alternate uses.“For instance, if a barracks facility is no longer needed because our Army has gotten smaller, in order for us to use that for another purpose, we are very restricted under the current legislation,” Allyn said in response to a question from Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) during a House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee hearing on the Army’s fiscal 2017 operation and maintenance budget request and readiness posture.Duckworth asked about the cost cap on the use of O&M dollars for conversion projects. Normally, military construction funds would be used for such projects. Duckworth asked whether the restriction was wasteful, encouraging “installations to make smaller, less efficient modifications that may not fully meet their needs.”Allyn agreed. “You end up leaving a newer facility vacant rather than use an older facility that is not meeting the needs, and you’re dumping restoration dollars into it, and in large cases, you’re using energy inefficient facilities, because you don’t have the authorities necessary to modify [the building],” he told the congresswoman.Lt. Gen. Gustave Perna, deputy chief of staff, G-4, echoed Allyn’s remarks about the benefits of increased flexibility in the use of installation resources given the challenge in securing milcon funding. While a prospective milcon project may have an overwhelming value at one installation, it may “not compete well with total Army requirements,” Perna said.Duckworth concluded the discussion by informing Subcommittee Chairman Rob Wittman (R-Va.) that she planned on drafting legislation to address the problem.A webcast of the Feb. 26 hearing is available on the committee website.