Wellington Police notes for Thursday, December 06, 2012â€¢1:30 a.m. Michael D. Cook,18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with emerging private drive, no proof of insurance and no drivers license.â€¢5:24 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1000 block of W. 8th.â€¢5:54 p.m. James R. Gressel,19, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County arrest and detain warrant.â€¢8:06Â p.m.. Jessica M. Davis, Wellington was arrested in the 800 block E. Lincoln for driving while suspended, and defective tag light. She was confined Â and bonded.â€¢11:59 p.m. Michaela L. Smith, 18, Wellington was issued notice to appear charged with no proof of Insurance in the 500 block of N. C.
McKinleyville >> If the way they played at the McKinleyville “Battle at the Bay” Tournament is any indication, the Fortuna Huskies will be hoisting another Big 5 League title when it’s all said and done.The Huskies, along with Arcata, Hoopa Valley and host McKinleyville, competed in the two-day, round robin tournament, which concluded on Friday.Fortuna makes statement with dominant winsThe talk of the tournament was none other than three-time Humboldt-Del Norte League MVP, Hailey Dolcini of …
What is a fossil? The definition gets a little fuzzy at the edges. Is fuzz from a hypothetical living creature evidence of its existence? Live Science entertained claims from some Russians that “indisputable proof” that the abominable snowman has been found. What is the evidence? “a few strands of hair and some tracks in the snow.” Readers can evaluate for themselves whether this supports the believers’ boast that they are “95 percent sure that the yeti exists.” Previous claims of indisputable proof have been withdrawn. It’s hard to prove a universal negative that creatures like Yeti and Bigfoot don’t exist, but like reporter Benjamin Radford said, “If populations of yetis — like Bigfoot — really exist, they have somehow managed to avoid leaving any physical traces of their presence: no bodies, bones, teeth, hair, scat, or anything else.” The irony of this statement was apparently lost on Radford (deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer) who did not make a similar claim for SETI, which, despite the rhyme with Yeti, gets a pass among scientists in spite of similar lack of evidence. Fossils are fascinating for everyone – creationists and evolutionists alike. Creationists have to do some extra work to scour off the hard evolutionary crust on the story that sticks, like hardened barbecue drippings, on the underlying empirical evidence. Is said fossil 135 million years old? No. It is a few days old, or weeks, or months, or years. It’s as old as when it was pulled up out of the ground. Whatever else is being claimed about it is inference. Inference requires an interpretive context. For most secular scientists, that context is Darwinian evolution and the geologic column with its millions and billions of years. That’s how they can look at a fossil beetle that is identical to those alive today, and say that it hasn’t evolved at all for 20 million years – three times the amount of time their theory alleges that a cow turned into a whale. That’s how they can pass the buck, believing that a species of insect should only last 2-3 million years, but finding stasis extending 20 million (in their scheme), they can call it “another question for scientists to address.” It’s how they can find original melanocyte material in rock and say it survived 115 million years. It’s how they can see bigger, better creatures no longer with us, and call it evolution. With such extraordinary flexibility in their interpretive context, anything goes: rodents crossed the ocean with hoatzins, today’s hummingbirds evolved from gigantic reptiles, and beetles survived massive swings in climate without any evolutionary change at all. Drastic evolutionary changes exist side by side with extreme stasis (e.g., living fossils) among creatures that inhabited the same Earth, even the same habitat, through all its swings of climate and geology. They can see evidence of mass burials in flood waters (ichthyosaurs aligned by current, eye-blink rapid preservation of a dinosaur in sediment as it chokes), and say it just represents local happenstance. In terms of credulity, this makes the Yeti believers look like logicians by comparison. Remember that fossils exist in the present. Yes, fossils can shed light on past conditions, but only in terms of one’s chosen interpretive context. When reading scientific reports about fossils, always, always, look for the interpretive context; then gauge the credibility of the evidence against that context.(Visited 45 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Sea monsters: According to New Scientist, nine giant ichthyosaurs have been found in Nevada – now a desert. And that’s not all. Something even scarier killed them: giant squids the size of blue whales, the largest current animals on Earth. If Mark McMenamin of Holyoke College is right, the giant kraken of myth was real. Other paleontologists don’t buy his explanation, but the ichthyosaur part is undeniable; although the nine giants died in different ways, “Ancient currents seem to have aligned the skeletons,” the article said. Nice T. rex: The feared giant of Jurassic Park, Tyrannosaurus Rex, was bigger and faster than thought, reported PhysOrg. A team from the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and the Royal Veterinary College “applied cutting edge technology and computer modeling to ‘weigh’ five Tyrannosaurus rex specimens.” Old Sue could claim “I was a teenage monster.” One researcher claimed, “We estimate they grew as fast as 3,950 pounds per year (1790 kg) during the teenage period of growth, which is more than twice the previous estimate,” making it one of the largest bipeds that ever lived. Someone get word to the animators for Terra Nova. Pterosaur tooth tales: Based on a piece of snout and a bit of a tooth from a pterosaur, according to Live Science, a researcher from the University of Leicester has decided that “a group of the extinct, flying reptiles could reach sizes larger than previously thought.” So ugly it could be called cute (see artist’s conception in the article), Coloborhynchus capito, a rare ornithocheirid found in England, used its teeth and beak to capture fish while gliding over the water, somewhat like a pelican. Extrapolating from the exceptional tooth size, the researchers estimated a wingspan of 27 feet for the creature. By comparison, today’s largest bird, the California condor, spreads its wings up to 10 feet. Dinosaur Arkansas raceway: A “Huge New Dinosaur Trackway” as long as two football fields, located in Arkansas, was reported by National Geographic News. The article dates the two prints at 120 million years and identifies two species, “the eight-ton Acrocanthosaurus atokensis—one of the largest predators ever to walk Earth—and sauropods, or long-necked plant-eaters.” The prints show that the former did not have webbed feet and walked pigeon-toed with toes turned a bit inward. For 120 million years, these prints never saw the light of day, but then, the article said, “A private citizen recently found the tracks, which were possibly exposed after a rainstorm scoured away a thin layer of shale.” Perfect dinosaur: One of the most complete dinosaur fossils ever found was reported by New Scientist, along with a picture of the creature said to by 135 million years old. The fossil, captured in Bavarian shale, preserves 98 percent of the animal’s skeleton. “Although Chinese bird and dinosaur fossils are famed for delicate details such as their feathers, they don’t match this 72-centimetre-long theropod in terms of clarity and completeness of preservation,” the article said. No feathers are evident in this fossil of an unclassified “predatory theropod” which may be the most complete dinosaur fossil ever found. As with many dinosaur fossils, this one shows the upturned head in death throes as if suffocating when it died. Rafting rodents: Tiny teeth said to be from rodents at least 41 million years old have been found in Peru. According to the researchers from Case Western Reserve University, reported in PhysOrg, this means that rodents rafted like Reepicheep across the Atlantic. Why? They evolved in Africa, the team believes. But then that creates a 9-million-year gap to the next oldest new-world rodent, said to be 32 million years old. “Taken all together, the pattern contradicts the theory of a northward expansion deduced from the fossil record 20 years ago,” and pushes back the evolution of rodents in South America. The fossil ash layer was dated by the argon-argon radiometric method. “This study shows that where we’re looking for fossils has a major effect on what we think we know about mammal evolution,” one team member (Darin Croft) said, affirming that “There are still a lot of great fossils to be discovered.” He offered a prediction: “Odds are pretty low that we would push back the date for these rodents by more than a million years or two.” According to Science Daily’s coverage, the tiny tooth held in the palm of a researcher’s hand proves that the “Find Is 10 Million Years Older and Confirms Animals from Africa.” Rafting birds: One of the most unusual birds today is the hoatzin – a denizen of South America whose young have claws on their wings. Where did it come from? According to a new theory by a German team reported on PhysOrg, this bird’s alleged ancestors arose in Africa. Unable to fly across the ocean, they must have rafted from Africa on rafts of flotsam and jetsam. This interpretation was made necessary by evolutionary estimates of the older date of the Namibian fossil. More early bird feather color: Additional evidence for melanosomes in fossil bird feathers has been reported in PLoS ONE by Barden, Wogelius et al. (6: e25494. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0025494). It’s original material they estimated at 115 to 105 million years old. “In combination, these techniques strongly suggest that not only do the feathers contain endogenous organic material, but that both geochemical and morphological evidence supports the preservation of original eumelanic pigment residue.” Fossil moths in color: Coloration of a different kind has been found: the coloration of moths said to be 47 million years old, reported PhysOrg. Pigments were not preserved in the fine-grained German rock, but microscopic structural patterns allowed Maria McNamara (Yale) to reconstruct the moth’s colorful flitting in its day. It was a vivid yellow-green color, tinged in blue, similar to that of modern forester moths. The fossil was notable for having structural color over its entire body. Dr. McNamara explained more about her color-sleuthing work in a related article on the BBC News about the color on fossil beetles. Living fossil beetle: An aquatic beetle “still alive today and widely distributed in Eurasia” had a fossil counterpart in sediments said to be 20 million years old, reported Science Daily. What does it mean for evolutionary theory? “The Siberian fossil provides new data for the long-lasting debate among scientists about the average duration of an insect species,” the article said. Contrary to long thought estimates of species duration at 2-3 million years, this fossil shows exceptional stasis for ten times longer in the evolutionary timeline. “The long-living species had to survive the massive changes of the Earth’s climate during the last millions of years — how they managed to do so is another question for scientists to address.” Almost every week, on continents around the world, remains of once-living creatures come to light. Here are just a few of the fascinating fossils that have been reported this month. What do they suggest about life in their day?
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Fruit, vegetable and specialty crop growers can learn how to do everything from increasing sales using social media to producing barley for malting during a daylong conference offered by horticulture, entomology and local foods experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.The Southwestern Ohio Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crop Conference is Feb. 2 at the Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, in Loveland.OSU Extension has organized a grower school for more than 30 years in southwestern Ohio, but this conference will be different and bigger than in previous years, said Greg Meyer, an OSU Extension educator.“In addition to focusing on more topics, we’ve moved the event location to a conference center which allows us the space to offer more class options, including sessions on fruit, vegetables, greenhouses, specialty crops and marketing,” he said.Ohio Private Pesticide Applicator Credit will be available for Core, Category 3 and Category 5, Meyer said.Fertilizer certification is required for growers who apply fertilizer to more than 50 acres of agricultural production grown primarily for sale.“This conference will include a three-hour fertilizer training class which will meet the requirements to obtain your fertilizer certification,” he said. “Participants must attend the entire three-hour class.A fertilizer certification class focused on fruit and vegetable production will also be offered.Workshop topics include:* “New Apple Rootstocks for Ohio.”* “Pumpkin Integrated Pest Management: An Update on Research and Management of Pumpkins.”* “Biological Control of Insects in Greenhouses and High Tunnels.”* “Super Berry Production and Marketing.”* “Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training.”* “How to Decide the Amount of Insecticide and Water to Use on Tree Fruits.”* “Managing Bacterial Diseases in Vegetable Crops.”* “Management of Soil-borne Diseases in High Tunnel Vegetable Production.”* “Collective Marketing: The Co-op Model.”* “New Apple Variety Selections for the Midwest.”* “Bio-control of Cucumber Beetles.”* “How to Develop an Integrated Pest Management Program for Your Greenhouse and High Tunnels.”* “Understanding Food Marketing Regulations.”* “Blackberry and Raspberry Season-Extension Methods.”* “Managing Worms on Vegetable Crops.”* “Hops Production in Ohio.”* “Increasing Sales Using Social Media.”* “Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides.”* “From Traps to Trends: Spotted Wing Drosophila and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Management.”* “Squash Vine Borer Control.”* “Producing Barley for Malting.”* “Pricing Your Food Products for Direct to Consumer Marketing.”* “Mixing Pesticides: Avoiding Mistakes that Reduce Effectiveness.”Registration for the conference is $50 by Jan. 22 and includes a continental breakfast, buffet lunch and a USB memory stick containing all of the conference handouts. Registration is $60 by Jan. 31.Online registration is available at regonline.com/swfruitvegconf. A schedule of workshop presentations can be found at go.osu.edu/swohfvsc. For more information, contact Meyer at 513-695-1311 or [email protected]
Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD Unlike active duty members of the military, who tend to be organized by base, the National Guard and Reserve members are widely dispersed across the U.S., away from their assigned military base, and may live in a community that may not be familiar with military culture and the challenges they face. In a recent article published in Clinical Child & Family Psychological Review, authors Murphy and Fairbank (2013) review the challenges that are specific to members of the National Guard and Reserves, and emerging evidence-based programs that are becoming available to better serve military families living in communities located away from military bases. Challenges important to families living away from a military community include a wide range of environmental and individual barriers:Table adapted from Murphy and Fairbank (2013)To address the need for support and improve services for community dwelling military families, a number of programs or interventions have been developed. These programs have either been developed specifically to address the needs of military families or have been adapted from work for civilian families. Three potential solutions listed here are highlighted here:Co-locating health and mental health servicesBy providing mental health services within a health care setting, stigma for seeking treatment is reduced. Furthermore, it allows for health care and mental health care to be better coordinated, leading to better patient care. This is beneficial not only for military members and their families, but also for the community at large.Families Over Coming Under Stress (FOCUS) Resiliency Training (Beardslee, 2013)Today, FOCUS is better designed to serve families that have limited access to clinicians familiar with military families. Two applications, Self-Administered Family Check-in and FOCUS World, are web-based, and available to community dwelling military members (and others). The self-administered check-in offers standardized psychological health and family resilience screening with real-time feedback. FOCUS World is an interactive family narrative. The FOCUS World application allows the user to select a character, i.e. Mom, Dad, provides for individual family members to log significant family events, thoughts and feelings around those events, and even pictures that are displayed on a high-tech timeline. To play in FOCUS World, you can create an account as a clinician.[Flickr, Looking Good for Need by Tina Lawson, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015The Military Child Education CoalitionThe Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) (2012) has a number of resources that are available to military families through the Internet. Resources provided include: Child advocacy training materials, peer-to-peer support for children, news, and other education related material.Considerations when working with National Guard and Reserve familiesDo you ask your clients “have you, or anyone in your family ever served in the military?” This not only gathers critical information about the client, but also informs the client that you are culturally sensitive and that your practice is military informed.If this is the case for you, acknowledge to yourself and your client that your knowledge and understanding of the military and military culture is limited.If the client has recently been deployed, don’t assume that a recent deployment is the reason for the current help-seeking situation. While deployment is often a stressor, it may or may not play a role in the problem to be addressed.The National Guard and Reserves play a critical role in today’s U. S. military. Recent developments in care for military members and their families located away from bases offer an opportunity for clinicians to utilize new evidence-based strategies and Internet-based technology for the best care of this important element of the military.References Murphy, R. A., & Fairbank, J. A. (2013). Implementation and dissemination of military informed and evidence-based interventions for community dwelling military families. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 16, 348-364. doi: 10.1007/s10567-013-0149-8 Beardslee, W. R., Klosinski, L. E., Saltzman, W., Mogil, C. Pangelinan, S., McKnight, C. P. & Lester, P. (2013). Dissemination of family-centered prevention for military and veteran families: Adaptations and adoption within community and military systems of care. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 16, 394-409. doi: 10.1007/s10567-013-0154-yThis post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.
WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next LATEST STORIES Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Letran coach warns Lyceum: ‘We will destroy whoever gets in our way’ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “I was just very happy that I helped the Philippines win,” said Cubon of his first international goal.He also played for the AFC 23-under in Cambodia where the Philippines narrowly lost, 1-0. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I felt my left foot sink on the pitch,” said Cubon in Filipino while munching a banana inside the team bus right after the Philippines routed Cambodia, 2-0, late Tuesday night in the Southeast Asian Games football competitions.The 22-year-old Hotel and Restaurant graduate from Far Eastern University said they were too used to synthetic turf back home that he felt the competition turf was way too soft.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 shutout“We were celebrating after my goal. And then my feet sank. Then Cambodia made a counter,” said Cubon. “That’s when I felt pain.”The Davao Agilas defender said he would be ready when the team takes on Indonesia on Thursday. View comments LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Football match between Cambodia and Philippines at Selayang Stadium during 29th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 on 15 August 2017. Photo by Dzulfadlil Azim / MASOCKUALA LUMPUR—After a silent, uneventful first half, the small Filipino crowd at Selayang Stadium suddenly erupted in jubilation after Reymart Cubon scored the first goal in the 52nd minute.That would include Cubon himself. He was jumping up and down with his teammates on the field that he literally hurt himself.ADVERTISEMENT Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ
Kentucky Fans Most Annoying 2Congratulations, Big Blue Nation. According to our readers, you are the most annoying fan base in college sports. Kentucky basketball supporters were voted slightly more annoying than Alabama football fans, 52%-48%, in our championship game this week. Kentucky was our overall No. 1 seed in the tournament, so technically, chalk won out.Here’s the entire bracket, which is now complete. The Final Four included one basketball fan base (Kentucky) and three football fan bases (Notre Dame, Alabama, Florida State). Perhaps the meltdown after UK’s loss to Wisconsin in the Final Four last Saturday contributed to BBN taking the crown.You can check out the voting for the Opening Round here, the Round of 32 here, the Sweet 16 here, the Elite Eight here and the Final Four here.Thanks to everyone who voted throughout the process. Go celebrate, #BBN.
MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Wednesday night, Tennessee head coach Butch Jones joked on Twitter about joining Arkansas’ Bret Bielema and Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio to watch Michigan’s open practice in Florida. Mind if I join you guys for lunch? @DantonioMark @BretBielema— Butch Jones (@UTCoachJones) March 2, 2016Harbaugh, who has already subtweeted Georgia head coach Kirby Smart, responded to Jones in surprisingly strong fashion today on Twitter. He blasted the Vols’ head coach, taking a not-so-thinly veiled shot at the various off-field issues the UT program has been dealing with all off-season. Suggestion to my Rocky Top colleague, rather than lunch in Florida you might spend your time and focus attending to your present team.— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) March 3, 2016Harbaugh certainly knows how to cause a stir and keep his name and program in the news. It’ll be interesting if Jones goes back at him.
Emmy Award-winning actress Viola Davis, the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) have come together to produce the new Hunger Is “Hungry for More” campaign which focuses on the importance of daily breakfast for children, seeking to provide five million more breakfasts this year to children in need.Hunger Is Ambassador Viola Davis supporting the fight to eradicate childhood hunger in the United StatesHunger Is, a joint charitable program of the Albertsons Companies Foundation and EIF, designed to raise awareness and funds to fight childhood hunger in America, will feature this PSA campaign in select Albertsons family of stores during the month of September. The print, broadcast, digital and out-of-home PSA campaign will begin running in August.Shoppers at the Albertsons family of stores — which include Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Shaw’s, Star Market, Tom Thumb, Randalls, ACME Markets and others — will have the opportunity to fight childhood hunger in their communities by giving to Hunger Is during an in-store fundraising campaign the month of September at more than 2,300 Albertsons family of stores across the U.S. Funds raised through the in-store campaign will contribute toward reaching the five million breakfasts goal.The program has seen continued success over the last three years, raising $12.5 million to date, to support local hunger programs. The year-round campaign, which kicks off with the September in-store effort, will encourage individuals and communities to unite with the goal of providing healthy breakfast to kids in their neighborhoods and developing a lasting solution to childhood hunger in America.“I am so thrilled to see our communities coming together to support eradicating childhood hunger in America,” said Hunger Is Ambassador Viola Davis. “The ‘Hungry for More’ public awareness campaign is integral in educating the public on how severe childhood hunger is – in every community – in America. It also demonstrates the importance of children starting off their day with breakfast. They’re able to learn more, achieve greater success and live healthier. I am honored to continue to stand with my friends at the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation while working to put an end to this significant problem in our country.”Funds raised will go towards programs focused on eradicating childhood hunger and improving health-related outcomes for hungry children and their families. In the last two years, Hunger Is has awarded 230 grants that have helped local and regional programs provide breakfast and lunch when school is closed and teach families how to most cost–effectively shop and cook healthy food on their limited food budgets.“When children struggle with food insecurity, they struggle to just enjoy life,” said Christy Duncan Anderson, Executive Director of the Albertsons Companies Foundation. “We are committed to ensuring that children throughout the country can start their day with a good meal and are ready to learn, play and grow.”Hunger Is grant recipients were selected with the help of the Hunger Is Advisory Committee (HIAC), comprised of leaders from the most respected hunger advocacy organizations in the U.S. including Center for Hunger-Free Communities, Drexel University, Feeding America, Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, and WhyHunger. The HIAC provides guidance in defining and addressing needs and makes funding recommendations for approval by The Safeway Foundation and EIF Boards of Directors.“We are thrilled to have Viola share her personal story and lend her voice again to this cause that continues to be prevalent in our communities. Her story and passion continues to inspire so many to help put an end to childhood hunger,” said Lisa Paulsen, President & CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. “1 in 5 children in America struggle with hunger every day, and with this new campaign, we’re hoping to change that by providing kids with the breakfast they need in order to grow and succeed all year-long.”More information about the issue is available at HungerIs.org, along with simple ways for individuals to get involved and donate.