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first_imgFulham were grateful for a glaring miss by Leon Clarke to keep the FA Cup third-round tie goalless at the break.When Bakary Sako’s shot on the half-hour mark cannoned back off the post, Clarke looked certain to net the rebound – only to prod wastefully wide of an open goal.It was the clearest chance of a fairly flat first half, in which Fulham strung together some attractive football at times without seriously hurting the Wolves defence.Hugo Rodallega was a thorn in the visitors’ side and he was unfortunate to see an overhead kick loop just over the bar on 39 minutes.The Colombian then fashioned an equally acrobatic volley from Seko Fofana’s cross just before half-time, but it flew wide.In the last action of the half, Sako sent a free-kick dipping just over Marcus Bettinelli’s crossbar.Earlier, Cauley Woodrow squandered the best opportunity of a lifeless first half hour when he blazed over the bar from just inside the box.Lasse Vigen Christensen, who was named in the starting line-up despite having only returned to training on Friday, lasted only 32 minutes before he limped off, replaced by Sean Kavanagh. Fulham:  Bettinelli; Grimmer, Hutchinson, Bodurov, Stafylidis; Parker; Christensen (Kavanagh 32), Fofana; McCormack; Rodallega, Woodrow.Subs: Kiraly, Burn, Kavanagh, Roberts, Ruiz, Williams, Dembélé. Wolves:  Ikeme; Iorfa, Batth, Stearman, Doherty; Evans, Price, Henry, Edwards, Sako; Clarke.Subs: Kuszczak, Saville, Ricketts, McAlinden, Ebanks-Landell, Jacobs, Dicko.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgOAKLAND — Following a pair of gut-wrenching games with the New York Yankees over the weekend, the A’s bullpen needed a performance — and an end result — like the one it put forth Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels.After Blake Treinen gave up a game-tying solo home run to Justin Upton in the sixth inning, relievers Ryan Buchter, Yusmeiro Petit, Joakim Soria and Liam Hendriks were nearly perfect in 3 2/3 innings of work, helping the A’s earn a 7-5 win over the Angels to start off a weeklong …last_img read more

first_imghttp://www.livescience.com/46540-liberals-dont-hate-authority.html(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Some scientists try to put conservatives and liberals in test tubes.  This can cause fireworks.Shedding Colored LightPhysOrg asked a question that seems odd for a science site: “Are conservatives more obedient and agreeable than their liberal counterparts?” The article went on to clarify the questions:Over the last few years, we’ve seen increasing dissent among liberals and conservatives on important issues such as gun control, health care and same-sex marriage. Both sides often have a difficult time reconciling their own views with their opposition, and many times it appears that liberals are unable to band together under a unifying platform. Why do conservatives appear to have an affinity for obeying leadership? And why do conservatives perceive greater consensus among politically like-minded others?Two studies publishing in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin shed light on these questions.It’s not clear that all observers would perceive the same things here.   The dissent between liberals and conservatives is clear enough, but the article is built on subjective impressions: “it appears that” and “appear to“.  To whom?  Doubtless, some conservatives would deny these impressions, pointing to the last Presidential campaign and the continuing onslaught of liberal victories under the Obama administration on the one hand, and the inability of Republicans to band together on a consistent platform on the other.  So are Jeremy Frimer and Chadley Stern steering their own biases to shed colored light on the question?In their surveys, they admitted that “Testing the participants perceptions proved trickier than expected,” but it’s not clear they overcame biased perceptions with their human lab rats.  On Live Science, though, reporter Stephanie Pappas jumped right into the colored light with her headline, “Liberals Don’t Hate Authority After All.”  The presumption is that science can be neutral, objective, and authoritative on such matters.  How many participants are required to get a reasonable opinion?  How were the questions framed?  How did the questioners behave in terms of dress, body language and tone of voice?  Many such factors could sway the results.The researchers extrapolated their results into even more dubious areas, like why the Tea Party “appeared” to succeed more than the Occupy Wall Street movement.  It’s doubtful that those two movements are even comparable.  Even more quizzical, the researchers considered liberal attraction to Che Guevara as a kind of submission to authority, even though Guevara was a violent radical trying to overthrow authority.  On top of that, Friberg wandered outside of science to make a moral judgment: “Frimer said he hopes the findings can be used to bring left and right together.”  If he were a chemist, would he hope his findings could be used to bring cesium and water together?  (watch what happens here).  Friberg voiced a political hope, not a scientific aim.  It’s not even the best option in many contexts.  If one group is wise and the other foolish, bringing them together defeats the wisdom.  If one group is violent and the other peaceful, bringing them together is suicidal.Tragedy of the Liberal CommonsAnother example of scientists dabbling with politics comes from Yale University.  At the outset it might be noted that economics has a bit more scientific cred than political psychology, being law-governed and mathematical, but even with that, economists tend to sort out into political ideologies.  In their analysis of a “public goods” problem, to try to find solutions yielding sustainability for limited resources, they did find, fortunately, that democracy works.  When participants were allowed to vote on allotments considering their own needs and those of future generations, sustainable solutions emerged (provided that votes were binding, an implicit requirement for rule of law).But the Harvard and Yale psychologists only analyzed the situation in terms of “fair share” proportions, as if assuming a zero-sum game.  Conservative economists argue that economics is not a zero-sum game.  Private property rights, free market economics and individual liberties actually increase goods, creating wealth and promoting prosperity for all.  The people using the phrase “fair share” are wealth redistributionists (including President Obama, who uses the term often while deriding conservatives).  The psychologists’ experimental setup, therefore, contained an intrinsic liberal bias—hardly a good scientific practice.Academic Freedom for TerroristsOn July 2, Nature’s editors bemoaned the decline in “academic freedom” in Egypt since the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorism-promoting international movement.  This is a bit hypocritical, since Nature consistently denies academic freedom to critics of Darwin or skeptics of man-caused global warming.  In this case, though, it appears they would be more willing to accept company with known supporters of terrorists than to let the Egyptian government have appointment authority over university administrators – this despite the well-known fact that in the UK and the USA, college campuses have become breeding grounds for terrorist sympathizers (read David Horowitz, a former liberal, on this, or try to find an Israel-supportive faculty in American universities).  Nature moans,Right now, academic freedom in Egypt looks to be in great jeopardy. Academics outside the country can only look on in despair and hope that the strategy of the human-rights network that represents them can at least win its battle for fair treatment of the academics detained for expressing their opinions.But those detained had expressed support for ousted president Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, who had been actively suppressing the academic freedom of his critics.  Which “academics” should share Nature’s hope?  Are academics a homogeneous group?  Where is that concern for academic freedom when critics of Darwin or of man-caused global warming express their opinions, backing them up with scientific data?  Nature is supposed to be a science journal, but its editors inserted their liberal bias into the fireworks of Egypt, apparently more concerned for the rights of terrorist sympathizers than the ones trying to suppress the violent radicals who blow up college campuses, ending every academic’s freedom.The world has gone crazy.  A prime reason is the abandonment of the principles of America’s Declaration of Independence.  This July 4th, take a moment to re-read that great statement of God-given rights that anchors human happiness firmly in belief in creation.  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  The truth of creation is self-evident.  No amount of scientific manipulation can change that.last_img read more

first_imgThe Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released a new report into the search for MH370 that confirms it is looking in the right area – 1800km south west of Perth Western Australia – for MH370 that disappeared on March 14 last year with 239 passengers and crew.The new search analysis data comes from the Defence Science and Technology Group and Boeing and used models of the Inmarsat satellite communications data, aircraft dynamics and meteorological data to determine likely flight paths.Are searchers about to find MH370? The DSTG also validated that data with previous flights of the accident aircraft.According to the ATSB the new analysis prioritised area is within the previously defined search area.  A spokesman for the ATSB told The West.com that “just over half of this prioritised area has already been searched and eliminated.”In total, around 76,000 square kilometres of the ocean floor has been searched to date. Around 54,000 square kilometres is located within the refined search area.  “We will continue to search the remaining 44,000 square kilometres methodically, using the current search equipment and the autonomous underwater vehicle,” the spokesman said.last_img read more

first_img‘Very happy’“I’m very happy with the time trial title. It’s my first. It wasn’t my best effort, but it was good enough to take the win. I prefer shorter, more technical time trials and don’t feel I was adequately prepared for such a long out-and-back course,” Moolman Pasio admitted afterwards. “We will once again race with the Veteran men, so it’s not a true women’s race, but it is a race we’d love to win again. It’s an important event for our sponsors who have been so supportive during the first part of this year,” said Moolman Pasio. “It will also be great to race in the event with the national champion stripes on my Momentum Toyota jersey.” Because the national championships was an official International Cycling Union (UCI) event, Moolman Pasio was compelled to change her allegiance from her South African-based Momentum Toyota team and race for the Belgian-based Lotto Belisol team, the internationally registered team for which she has been signed to race in Europe for most of the year. “Then, when we got to the final big climb, I put in another hard effort and rode clear on my own, but was later joined by Sharon who, despite not feeling her best, rode across the gap to me. From then on it was a case of managing our advantage to the finish,” said Moolman Pasio, who cruised across the finish line first. SAinfo reporter AscentOnly Laws, Lise Olivier and An-Li Kachelhoffer were able to match Moolman Pasio’s pace on the ascent. However, after initially assisting with the pacing, Olivier and Kachelhoffer decided they’d have a better shot at the win if the chasing group caught the break and opted to sit on at the back, forcing Laws and Moolman Pasio to pace themselves. 5 March 2013 “I wanted to defend my road title and with just two of us from our team in the race, I needed to make the first move and use the climb, which came early on, to minimise the number of title challengers,” explained Moolman Pasio. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material London Olympian Ashleigh Moolman Pasio was the star performer at the South African Road Cycling Championships in Nelspruit on the weekend. After racing to a dominant victory in the elite women’s 33km individual time trial on Thursday, she claimed the 112km road race title on Saturday. Next Sunday, Moolman Pasio and her Momentum Toyota team will attempt to defend the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour title that Moolman Pasio won last year. With over 35 000 participants, it’s the world’s largest cycle race and a highlight event on the South African calendar. “Sharon sat on the front most of the time and kept the pace high enough so that the four riders chasing us wouldn’t be a threat. On Saturday, the 27-year-old Boland region resident wasted no time in the road race, using her superior climbing strength to split the field on the first of two big climbs. Her Lotto Belisol teammate, Sharon Laws, the current British road race champion, was on hand to assist and the pair raced positively throughout, forcing their rivals to adopt a defensive strategy. MedalsBecause Laws isn’t a South African citizen, the silver medal went to third-placed finisher Kachelhoffer with Olivier taking the bronze medal. “It’s a very special honour to race in Europe in the South African champion’s jersey and that was my mission today. I wanted this title badly and I’m obviously delighted that I was able to achieve my goal. I have to thank Sharon for her assistance as my teammate. She was completely committed. I’m very motivated to race in Europe now. My form is coming good and my confidence is high.”last_img read more

first_imgA day before his verdict in the rape case, Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh shared a video message in which he urged his followers to maintain peace and that those who have reached Panchkula should return home. The Dera chief urged them to respect the law and maintain peace.last_img

first_imgLOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 21: Julius Randle #30 of the Los Angeles Lakers steals the ball from Bobby Portis #5 of the Chicago Bulls during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFPKentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Kuzma led the way as the Los Angeles Lakers staged a late rally to down the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday.In the only NBA game of the day as the United States prepares for Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday, the Lakers fought back to win 103-94 at the Staples Center.ADVERTISEMENT Kuzma led the scoring with 22 points while Caldwell-Pope was just behind with 21.Brandon Ingram added 17 points while both Julius Randle (10 points) and Jordan Clarkson (12) also had double figures.Rookie star Lonzo Ball had another wayward scoring night, finishing with just eight points. But he managed to pull down 13 rebounds and provided four assists.Caldwell-Pope’s points total included 11 in the final minutes as Los Angeles completed a comeback in a game which had seen them trail by as many as 19 points at one stage.Denzel Valentine led Chicago’s points with 17 while Antonio Blakeney was the next highest with 15. Four other Chicago players posted double-digit scores.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 justice Bonleon, Subido announce return to UST after Sablan exitcenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The win saw the Lakers improve to 8-10, lifting them into the playoff places in the Western Conference.The defeat was another setback for Chicago, however, who are languishing near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings at 3-12.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lakers, who are in a rebuilding phase after missing the playoffs for the past four seasons, trailed 89-83 with just over six minutes left.But a late scoring burst helped them haul in Chicago to seal the win. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

first_imgIt was something that was at the back of their minds since that fateful day in Santiago in 2008 when they failed to qualify for the Beijing Olympics. In front of a packed stadium here on Sunday, the Indian team made amends for the debacle as they beat France 8-1 to make it to the London Olympics.Most of the players, who were part of the squad four years ago, said they were just happy to complete an “unfinished job”.”We are happy to leave the past behind,” an elated Sardar Singh, player of the tournament told Mail Today. “We never mentioned about that day, but the effect of that loss stayed with the team. Every member of that team, who played here, wanted to leave it behind and tonight we achieved it,” he said.The brilliant midfielder said that he was just happy to play his role. “I am in good form in the last three-four tournaments, but it is not only about me. It is about the team and I could not have done anything without the support of the entire team.” he said.Drag flicker Sandeep Singh, who slammed 16 goals in the tournament, said that his next task was to see the team do well in the Olympics. “The first target was to qualify for the Olympics. Now that we are through to London, we have to do well there.”I used to dream of scoring hundred goals for India and now I have more than 130. I even surpassed the target that was set for me in this tournament. I could not have hoped for a better tournament.”advertisementSandeep, however, said that his job does not end here. “We want to see India at the top and the first step is to be among the top four nations in hockey. My aim will be to play better and achieve the goals.”India coach Michael Nobbs, who was the guiding force behind the team’s victory, said it is just the start for India. “I am very satisfied with the result. As a team we have achiever whatever we set for this tournament, but this is just the beginning. The whole week was very stressful for everyone. We prepared the best we could, but there is always a possibility for going something wrong. Players are a happy and content lot. After some days off we will continue with the same high intensity practice.”Nobbs said that London will be a big test. “We will play against quality sides and that will be a real test for the players.” The Australian was all praise for Sandeep. “Sandeep is brilliant and he was terrific today he has improved a lot and he does what he knows best, score goals.”last_img read more

first_imgGrandparents.com announced today that Deepak Chopra, MD has joined Grandparents.com as Anti-aging and Wellness Spokesperson and has become a member of the company’s Advisory Board.Grandparents.com is the # 2 website in the age 50+ demographic segment, with a new focus on anti-aging and wellbeing for an audience of 100+ million grandparents, boomers and seniors in the U.S.In this new venture, Dr. Chopra and the company will produce text, audio and video productions, including interviews of Dr. Chopra and others. The first project is a multi-part series entitled, “The New Anti-Aging: The Biology of Youth and the Wisdom of Experience.” Each segment will cover a niche regarding a wellness and wellbeing aspect of The New Anti-Aging, i.e., sleep, stress, sex, fitness, alternative, drug-free and more. The company will have a perpetual, worldwide license to distribute the series.“I am very happy with my new affiliation at Grandparents.com,” said Dr. Chopra, “It gives me the opportunity to work with my contemporaries and prove to the world that one can have the wisdom of aging while maintaining, for an extended period, the biology of youth.”“We are elated to have Deepak join our team and lead us in our quest for perpetual youth for America’s grandparents,” said Steve Leber , Chairman and Co-CEO of Grandparents.com. “Deepak is one of the most amazing persons I have ever met. I can easily understand why Time Magazine described Deepak as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of this century and credited him as ‘the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.’ We absolutely love having Deepak join the Grandparents.com team!”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more