Loggers shake road loss, heap 77 on Huskies in win

first_imgSophia Chalmers had 17 points and the Eureka Loggers girl’s basketball team left behind whatever offense woes plagued them in Crescent City, putting on an offense clinic in Friday’s 77-40 win over the Fortuna Huskies at Fortuna High.48 hours prior to Friday’s win Eureka experienced its coldest night offensively of the season, falling on the road to Big 5 Conference leader Del Norte 48-21 in a game which the Loggers did not score a point for the first 11 minutes of play.Friday night Paige …last_img read more

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Lunar Impact Theory Is All Wet

first_img(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Significant amounts of water in lunar rocks cast into doubt the popular impact theory for the origin of the moon.A press release from the University of Michigan summarizes a paper in Nature Geoscience with the headline, “Water on the moon: It’s been there all along.”The lunar highlands are thought to represent the original crust, crystallized from a magma ocean on a mostly molten early moon. The new findings indicate that the early moon was wet and that water there was not substantially lost during the moon’s formation.The results seem to contradict the predominant lunar formation theory — that the moon was formed from debris generated during a giant impact between Earth and another planetary body, approximately the size of Mars, according to U-M’s Youxue Zhang and his colleagues.Zhang explained that an impact would have formed a dry moon – all the volatiles would have been lost by degassing immediately.  “That is somewhat difficult to explain with the current popular moon-formation model, in which the moon formed by collecting the hot ejecta as the result of a super-giant impact of a martian-size body with the proto-Earth,” he said.The evidence of water is in anorthosites, a mineral found in the lunar highlands – thought to be the oldest rocks on the moon – indicating the water was there when the moon formed.  It’s not liquid water; it’s in the form of hydroxyl ions (OH–).  But it’s water nonetheless: The paper in Nature Geoscience states flatly, “Here we show that this primary crust of the Moon contains significant amounts of water.”The latest study adds to increasing evidence of water on the moon: “Over the last five years, spacecraft observations and new lab measurements of Apollo lunar samples have overturned the long-held belief that the moon is bone-dry.”  Those observations are discussed in the article.The hydroxyl groups the team detected are evidence that the lunar interior contained significant water during the moon’s early molten state, before the crust solidified, and may have played a key role in the development of lunar basalts. “The presence of water,” said [Hejiu]Hui [U of Notre Dame], “could imply a more prolonged solidification of the lunar magma ocean than the once-popular anhydrous moon scenario suggests.”One of the rocks examined was the so-called “Genesis Rock” from Apollo 15, so named because “the astronauts thought they had a piece of the moon’s primordial crust.”  Christian astronaut James Irwin was one of the discoverers of that rock.Well, like the last three moon-origin scenarios that have been falsified (see article by Don DeYoung), this one was fun while it lasted.  It worked on the computer.  It gave the animators something to do.  What we need now is a documentary to debunk the past documentaries that promoted the impact hypotheses, and for the publishers of those other documentaries to put a disclaimer on them, advising: “Warning: this documentary is probably wrong.”Would that this Genesis Rock story, 43 years after Apollo 15, that now falsifies a long-held belief of secular scientists who weren’t there when the moon formed, would encourage people to read Genesis like the Apollo 8 astronauts did, and then read about building one’s house [i.e., worldview] on the Rock (a parable told by Someone who was there, and who held Genesis to be authoritative).last_img read more

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Odisha villagers grow back their forest

first_imgWomen of this western Odisha district have traditionally forayed into forests nearby for harvesting leaves of the creeper called siali to augment a much-needed income. But now that the demand for siali leaves, biodegradable plates made of which are replacing plastic, has grown rapidly in international markets, especially in Europe, villagers here have begun growing siali and other produce with a longer-term view of harnessing dividends from their sale.In Nayagarh district, villagers randomly scatter seeds of amla or the Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica), harida or black myrobalan (Terminalia chebula) and bahada or beleric (Terminalia bellirica), known for their medicinal values, in the forests. They believe regeneration of the trees will help bolster their income from forest.“At present, we walk about five kilometres to pluck siali leaves from forest. If the same leaves were available nearby, our daily toil would be halved and the harvest would be higher,” said Jamuna Nayak (45) of the Sirgida village. Controlling the harvest will also be more sustainable in the long-term, they feel. “I have received order to supply 50,000 to 3 lakh leaf plates per month from a French company,” said said Ayush Mishra, director, MetaCognitive, a Ranchi-based start-up. According to Mr. Mishra, companies based in New Delhi and in some south Indian cities have already tied up with the primary gatherers in Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh to procure siali leaves for making leaf plates.last_img read more

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Akali Dal MP Ghubaya quits party

first_imgSher Singh Ghubaya, the two-time Member of Parliament from Ferozepur, on Monday resigned from the Shiromani Akali Dal even as the party said he has been expelled for indulging in “anti-party activities”.Mr. Ghubaya has been expelled from the primary membership of the party for anti-party activities, the SAD said in a statement.The Ferozepur MP, however, told reporters that he had sent his resignation to party president Sukhbir Singh Badal and the party’s decision to expel him was an afterthought.“I have resigned from the Akali Dal as I have been sidelined within the party. The party’s image has taken a beating because of party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal,” he said.last_img read more

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Ancajas gains foreign fans after explosive US showing

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES Arellano Eyes twin NCAA titles Last Friday, the visitors included Japanese and Britons. They spent big amounts for taxi fares just to be with the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight champion who knocked out Mexican Israel Gonzalez in the 10th round in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Feb. 3.According to Joven Jimenez, Ancajas’ trainer and manager, the foreigners brought along boxing gloves, shirts and other mementos for Ancajas to sign. They also posed for pictures with the southpaw being hailed as the next Filipino ring superstar after Manny Pacquiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAs a result of Ancajas’ fourth straight KO victory, Jimenez’s stock as trainer also rose, with Chinese and Australian boxers wanting to hone their skills at the makeshift gym.Jimenez said they are still waiting for matchmaker Sean Gibbons to finalize details of Ancajas’ next title fight against mandatory challenger Jonas Sultan. On Monday, Ancajas will start light training. —ROY LUARCA After an impressive initial foray in the United States, Jerwin Ancajas gained local following and international acclaim.Proof is a steady stream of media outfits and fans, including foreigners, trooping to his secluded Survival Camp in Barangay Ramirez, Magallanes, Cavite province.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:55Cops raid Manila office of Bayan, nab 3 activists for guns, explosive01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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NEW STEW Meet Renowned Music Critic Author Barney Hoskyns On Octobers Book Stew

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — In the October episode of Book Stew, host Eileen MacDougall interviews Barney Hoskyns, a renowned music critic and author of books on The Band, Steely Dan, The Doors, Glam Rock, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, and more. He’s also the organizer of the website rocksbackpages.com, a remarkable resource and repository of rock music reviews going back to the 1950s.Watch the episode, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/6/4/b/0/7/a/64b07ac8-9b20-4719-9ce6-7c5f3f82cdd91538068780.678%2B42851479.721%40castus4-wilmington%2B15380719891538070795087995.vod.720p.180927_Book%20Stew_Episode%2061.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/6/4/b/0/7/a/64b07ac8-9b20-4719-9ce6-7c5f3f82cdd91538068780.678%2B42851479.721%40castus4-wilmington%2B15380719891538070795087995.vod.720p.180927_Book%20Stew_Episode%2061.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEW STEW: Meet Author Ben Berkley On September’s Book StewIn “Videos”NEW STEW: Meet Children’s Author Ioana Hobai On August’s Book StewIn “Videos”NEW STEW: Meet Author Renee Simms On June’s Book StewIn “Community”last_img read more

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