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first_imgAfter a disastrous start to its 2018 campaign, the College of the Redwoods mens basketball team will now turn to a new head coach after now-former head coach Aaron Hungerford was dismissed from his role following a DUI arrest early Monday morning.Darren Turpin, currently an assistant coach with the CR womens basketball team, will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the Corsairs’ season, starting on Jan. 2.CR’s Athletic Director Bob Brown said Hungerford was dismissed from his …last_img read more

first_imgSay that title five times, and you’ll be as flummoxed as geologists reporting in Science1 last week that long-believed assumptions are wrong.  They looked at three seamount chains in the Pacific, long thought to provide evidence of tectonic plates moving across stationary hot spots, and found that current theory cannot account for them:Our findings influence our views of oceanic intraplate volcanism and absolute Pacific plate motion: (i) The textbook explanation for intraplate volcanism by fixed hot spots is either entirely wrong or insufficient to explain these phenomena.  (ii) Hot spots are likely not to be stationary, but move with the convecting mantle.  (iii) Non-hot spot/plume models have to be considered for explaining intraplate volcanism, whereby local lithospheric extensions are likely to be an important candidate.  (iv) Furthermore, absolute Pacific plate motion, for the time period between 80 and 47 Ma, is extremely poorly constrained.  It is not clear if any of the three HEB-type bends on the Pacific plate are caused by a change in plate-motion direction, and it is similarly uncertain if the plate moved NW (along an extended Hawaiian trend) or NNW as indicated by the Emperor seamount trail.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Their three alternative explanations were only tentative: “Overall, plate extension is the strongest alternative among our three options, but there are very few arguments or clues that positively identify any particular explanation.”1Koppers and Staudigel, “Asynchronous Bends in Pacific Seamount Trails: A Case for Extensional Volcanism?”, Science, Vol 307, Issue 5711, 904-907, 11 February 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1107260].What?  The textbooks are wrong?  But the pictures were so artistic, and the TV programs were so convincing, how could this be?  Take your pick: current theory is either entirely wrong or insufficient to explain the observations.    See also the 04/02/2004 and 11/02/2002 entries about the hotspot paradigm shift going on.  What this one adds is that there is no good replacement theory, and the admission “there are very few arguments or clues that positively identify any particular explanation.”  So shouldn’t the geological community be open to some fresh out-of-the-mainstream perspectives?(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Shelly Detwiler, berry farmer and dieticianI have a love-hate relationship with bees. I love the bees at my farm! It is a symbiotic relationship farm to bee. The bees especially love the red raspberries. Not much beats a warm fall day with a breeze, listening to the bees at work. It is Zen-like. And let me tell you, my customers love honey!I have however, had quite a few funniest home video adventures with bees, with one last week being among the most memorable. I’ve mowed around the hives, weekly for 13 years with only one incident. But somehow last week some bees got caught in my hair. I was wearing ear plugs but I’m sure I was screaming. They began to sting my scalp because they couldn’t get out of (as Paul says) my mass of hair! I high-tailed it, pedal to the floor to my mom’s next door about 800 feet away. I arrived at her door with my new “beehive” hairdo, created not from a 1960s beauty parlor but due to my erratic and wild driving trying to out drive the bees.“Free the bees” I yelled!Between my mass of hair, my mom’s eye issues and the bees loving my hair, it took some time before I was bee free. It sure wasn’t pleasant at the time but I wish I had it on video. I’m sure it would’ve won the big prize!There were 7,644 beekeepers registered with Ohio Department of Agriculture by the beginning of 2019, with an estimated 4,700+ colonies. In 2015, Ohio produced 850,000 pounds of honey. The American Beekeeping Federation (AFB) states that there are over 300 unique varieties of honey in the United States, each originating from a different floral source. It is estimated that a third of all foods, either directly or indirectly, need honey pollination. The world’s oldest honey was discovered about 7 years ago in the country of Georgia and estimated to be over 5,500 years old.It is certainly buzz-worthy to note that the honeybee is an interesting sort. They love to fly. Bees are generally home foraging in a 2-mile radius from their hive, though they have been known to fly up to 6 miles. On average a worker bee only lives 6 to 8 weeks in the summer. Their main cause of death is that they have worn their wings out. In that short lifetime, they produce one-twelfth of teaspoon of honey and fly the equivalent of one and a half times the circumference of the earth.Honey adds a unique rich flavor to your recipes. A quick and easy way to get every tasty drop of honey is to spray utensils with cooking spray before measuring. Honey has 22 calories per teaspoon compared to sugar with 16 calories per teaspoon, so you won’t need as much to sweeten your foods. You can substitute honey for sugar. This being true, ABF suggest you can substitute honey for up to half the sugar in the recipe, reducing liquid by one-quarter cup per 1 cup of honey used. You should also reduce temps by 25 degrees F when baking to prevent overbrowning.All honey will naturally crystalize, especially if you are not a huge consumer of honey. You can liquify in the microwave with the lid off. First, get a micro safe container and be careful not to boil the honey. Start with 30-second increments and stir between. Speaking from personal experience, honey bears are NOT, I repeat not micro safe. One suggestion given to me was to pop your honey bear in the top rack of your dishwasher. Run the cycle and voilà — beautiful honey in a non-deformed bear!!!September is a great month to celebrate honey! The bees begin to prepare for the winter and beekeepers are collecting their sweet harvests. Use it to top your fruit, bread products, yogurt or try one of the recipes below. It’s bound to BEE a tasty treat!!Eat well and healthyShelly No bake chocolate peanut butter energy bites honey.comThis is one of National Honey Board’s most requested recipes. 1/2 cup peanuts, finely chopped1 1/2 cup old fashioned Quaker oats, divided1/3 cup flax seeds1/2 cup almond flour3 T unsweetened cocoa2 T peanut butter powder2/3 cup mini chocolate chips, divided1/2 cup peanut butter1/3 cup + 1 T honey2 T milk  Line a sheet pan with parchment or wax paper.In a food processor, combine 1 cup of the oats, flax seed, almond flour, cocoa, peanut butter powder and 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips. Pulse several times until it resembles coarse meal.Add the peanut butter, honey and almond milk to the oat mixture and process until the mixture comes together.Transfer the oat mixture to a large bowl and mix in the remaining oats and chocolate chips, your hands work best for this!Scoop out 1” clusters of the mixture and roll into a ball with your hands. Then dip the bites in the finely chopped peanuts. Place each ball on the sheet pan and chill in the refrigerator. When the bites are chilled and set, store in an airtight container for up to a week. Makes 15 balls NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving) Calories 214 kcal; Fat 13 g; Sat Fat 3 g; Carb 23 g; Protein 6 g; Fiber 4 g; Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 48 mg; Potassium 182 mg; Calcium 34 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 1 mcg Honey beets old favorite honey recipes abfnet.org 6-8 young beets2 Tbsp. butter1 tsp. onion, chopped finely2 tsp. cornstarch1 cup water2 Tbsp. Honey2 Tbsp. VinegarSalt and pepper to taste  Wash and cook 6 young beets. Drain and peel skin. Cut in slices or cubes.Melt butter in saucepan, add onion and sauté slightly.Add cornstarch, water, salt and pepper. Stir until thick. Stir in beets, vinegar and honey. Eat soon. Honey-roasted vegetables marthastewart.com2 medium sweet potatoes (1 pound total), peeled, halved, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces4 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces2 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces1/2 cup walnut halves1/4 cup honey2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oilCoarse salt and ground pepper3 to 5 sprigs thymePreheat oven to 375 degrees. In a 3-quart baking dish, toss together sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, walnuts, honey, and oil; season with salt and pepper. Top with thyme sprigs and roast until vegetables are browned at edges and tender when pierced with a knife, about 1 hour.  Honey and cinnamon nighttime drink https://infotopharian.blogspot.com/It’s a little hot to enjoy this drink tonight but this website claims it is the ideal method to unwind and destress during the evening! I’ll let you know in the morning.             1 cup milk1 tsp honey2 drop vanilla extract1 pinch ground cinnamon Pour milk into a microwave safe mug and place in the microwave. Cook on High until the milk is very hot and begins to foam, about 3 minutes. Stir in honey and vanilla, then sprinkle with cinnamon before serving. Whipped cinnamon honey butter houseofnasheats.comThis is similar to the butter served at steakhouses! 1 cup butter, room temperature1 cup honey1/2 cup powdered sugar1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Beat the softened butter until creamy and smooth, about 2 minutes, in a large bowl with a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.Add the remaining ingredients and beat again until smooth. Transfer to jars or other storage containers. Serve at room temperature.last_img read more

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img I’d like to ask for a moment of silence to mark the passing of a Web application that had eyes bigger than its stomach. An ambitious little startup called Nsyght gave up the ghost this weekend and with it went some very, very cool features. In the end, this little Twitter and Facebook message-parsing service just couldn’t do what it set out to do, and so it has closed up shop.By some standards, Twitter publishes a whole lot of data, about 1,000 messages per second. Nsyght allowed you to do remarkable things with that river of data: search inside Twitter lists, retrieve your own long-lost messages or filter messages from your friends by media type. Below are three of the ways I used Nsyght every day in my news gathering routine. Maybe someday, someone, somewhere will be able to bite off this many Tweets and return these kinds of dream-features to the world.What Was That Link I Tweeted?One of the features that Nsyght offered was the ability to retrieve your own tweets from way back, months back in the archive, by keyword search. There are very few other ways to do this. Twitter itself won’t let you search your own or other peoples’ archives back very far at all because of the database challenges. Nsyght was my go-to place to do that, and I already miss it. What does it mean that we’re all creating so much data, but so much of it becomes inaccessible even to ourselves just weeks after it’s published? Hunting for PhotosI kept Nsyght open in a browser tab every day while I worked and kept it set to filter all my incoming Twitter and Facebook messages by media type. Specifically, I watched a feed of all the photos my contacts were sharing. This helped me unearth some great tech industry news photos that got turned into short, interesting little blog posts. I sure miss that feature. The hard part isn’t filtering for media type, of course, that probably just requires a good white-list of media-sharing domains to watch for links to. The hard part is eating the Tweets without choking, or missing too many of them.Above: I used Nsyght to filter all recent Twitter messages posted by Facebook staff members for the keyword “Twitter.”What do the Experts Say?I’ve got a news writing workflow that involves pushing this button, pulling that lever, pinging those robots, etc. It’s worked out very well to help me learn quickly about the things I write about, without living in the Silicon Valley myself. These systems are a great democratizer of knowledge.One of my favorite new ones was Nysght’s search inside a Twitter list feature. You could start following a brand new Twitter list with your Twitter account, and Nsyght would take just a few minutes to ping the Twitter API again and again and build an archive of hundreds of the back-logged Tweets the people on that list had posted prior to your discovering it. You could then search those Tweets by keyword!So part of my routine had been to jump over to Tlists or Listorious as soon as I figured out the subject of my next article. I would find an expert-curated list of specialists in any relevant fields and I’d follow those lists on Twitter. Then I’d go and do other research using other tools (like the telephone, or custom search engines) while Nsyght built an archive of that new list I just started following in the background. After a few minutes, I could jump over to Nsyght and quickly filter through the recent history of that list to see what those topical experts had been saying on Twitter about the subject of my article. There are a number of services online today that try to make it easy to use Twitter’s public replies to ask questions of particular topical experts, but sometimes it works a lot better to be able to filter for keywords in their existing public conversations among themselves. It was great! But now it’s gone.Nsyght, when it worked, was an incredible tool for harvesting knowledge from my existing community of curated contacts and their publishing streams. Hopefully, someday, someone, somewhere, will build something that can handle this much data and provide a fast, simple interface to fill needs like the above.Unfortunately, it looks like that’s not going to be Nsyght. As founder Geoffrey McCaleb wrote in his goodbye post this weekend, after the site had been down for the past three weeks:“Ultimately, the site was working in an offline capacity, and still working as good as it was the day we went offline. The problem? It just wasn’t good enough. It wasn’t stable, but more disturbingly it frequently had ‘gaps’ so sometimes users would miss posts from their friends – which is really the whole point of the service. As much as I wanted to restore the service, there’s no room for ‘sorta’ good. You either have a really cool service that truly innovates/changes the game, or you go home. marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgNick Kyrgios was defaulted from his second round Italian Open clash against Norway’s Casper Ruud on Thursday after the hot-headed Australian hurled a chair on to the court.World number 36 Kyrgios was given a code violation for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ after being broken early in the third set. Having already been handed a code violation earlier in the match, the latest outburst meant the umpire also handed him a game penalty.This prompted an angry Kyrgios to slam his racket into the ground, kick a water bottle before he tossed a chair towards the centre of the court.Cannot remember the last time this happened on the @ATP_Tour… King @NickKyrgios just got a game penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct then decided to peg a chair onto the court pic.twitter.com/KC0mNlL5j9Jake Humphreys (@JHumphreys28) May 16, 2019The frustrated 24-year-old shook hands with his opponent and the umpire before he strode off the court, effectively defaulting himself from the contest.Ruud was leading 6-3 6-7(5) 2-1 when Kyrgios was disqualified and will face Juan Martin del Potro in the third round.Also Read | Federer, Nadal and Osaka through to last 16 in Romelast_img read more