Oxford donor offers up to $50m

first_imgThe technology guru James Martin has offered to match every donation to Oxford University for the next year – up to a maximum of $50m.He says he hopes his pledge will enable research into the impact of technology on society, and encourage others to keep giving despite the recession.The businessman is already the University’s biggest donor in modern times. In 2005 he donated $100m to found Oxford’s James Martin 21st Century School.Martin’s latest contribution will go towards the target of £1.25 billion which Oxford has set itself in its latest fundraising campaign, Oxford Thinking. If successful, the scheme will be the most lucrative in European history.last_img read more

Liverpool’s Sh8.9bn Keita bid rejected by Leipzig

first_imgThe 22-year-old has three years left on his Leipzig contract, but Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp is eager to lure him to Merseyside.However Mateschitz, 73, the co-founder of energy drinks firm Red Bull, which backs RB Leipzig, says the defensive midfielder is not for sale.“We were flattered when an offer of 75 million euros offer for Naby Keita recently landed at our door. No way! He still has a contract and he will fulfil it,” Mateschitz told magazine Sport Bild.Mateschitz says selling Keita would send the wrong message to RB’s other stars.RB Leipzig’s Germany striker Timo Werner has been linked to Real Madrid, while Swedish midfielder Emil Forsberg is reportedly being chased by Liverpool and Arsenal.“To sell him (Keita) would not only be a sign of distrust for our fans, but would also send out the wrong signal to our other players, such as Timo Werner, who are also in demand,” added Mateschitz.Leipzig will not sell talented players to boost their coffers.“We are not, and will never be, Manchester City,” added Mateschitz.“I have not only the responsibility for the fans from Leipzig but also for the path which we have taken so far.“We’ll do it our way or not at all.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Guinean midfielder Naby Keita has three years left on his Leipzig contract, but Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp is eager to lure him to Merseyside © AFP/File / Robert MichaelBERLIN, Germany, Jul 19 – Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz has confirmed RB Leipzig have rejected an offer of Sh8.9bn (£66m) for Liverpool-target Naby Keita and insists the Guinea midfielder is not for sale.On their first season in Germany’s top flight, RB Leipzig finished second to Bayern Munich in 2016/17 and have qualified directly for the Champions League, but are eager to keep their playmaker Keita.last_img read more

US World Cup star reveals he could be heading to Tottenham in January

first_img DeAndre Yedlin 1 DeAndre Yedlin has revealed that he could join Tottenham in January if he is successful in getting an application for a Latvian passport.The north London club struck a deal with Seattle Sounders to sign the talented right-back during the summer, with an agreement that he would spend another year with the MLS club.But with Tottenham facing defensive worries over the fitness of Kyle Walker, who has yet to play a game this season, and the recent injury to Kyle Naughton, his move to White Hart Lane could come about a lot sooner.Yedlin, highly impressive for USA at the World Cup, is hoping to get through his passport so he can have the choice of making a move to Tottenham in the New Year.Speaking on ESPN, the 21-year-old said: “A big deciding factor is my passport, I’m working on getting a Latvian passport. If that goes through, then January is definitely very possible. It’s either June or January.“I always knew I had that sort of background. I never really paid attention to it, but it’s become useful now and I’m going to take advantage of it. “I could have signed for Roma, I just felt that England fit my playing style better and Tottenham was a good situation for me.“I’m an attacking full-back. They have Kyle Walker and I’m excited to learn from him, and learn from the other full backs and from coach Mauricio Pochettino, who’s great with young players.”last_img read more

Popeye Surprises Evolutionists

first_imgAbrupt appearance is not evolution, especially when it appears in one of the very first animals in the fossil record.The eyes have it: evidence for sudden, abrupt creation. Such a conclusion is forbidden to Darwin ideologues (see Robert F. Shedinger’s defense of this label at Evolution News). As a result, Darwin worshipers invent fairy tales to explain the evidence, such as the Popeye Theory of Evolution (7 Dec 2011): eyes just “popped into existence” in the fantasyland of Darwin’s Tinker Toy Shop.Now, even believers in the Popeye Theory are stunned at how quickly eyes popped into existence. Evolutionary biologist Mike Lee uses the word “surprise” six times in his piece at The Conversation, “Eye-opening discovery: 54 million year old fossil flies yield new insight into the evolution of sight.” A press release from Lund University, home of the lead author of the discovery paper in Nature, uses the word “surprise” five times. His statement supports Murphy’s Law of Technology, which says, “All great discoveries are made by mistake.”“We were surprised by what we found because we were not looking for, or expecting it”, says Johan Lindgren, an Associate Professor at the Department of Geology, Lund University, and lead author of the study published this week in the journal Nature.The FossilWhat they found was a fossil crane fly in Denmark so well preserved that even eumelanin (true melanin) was found in its compound eyes. The press release, titled “The composition of fossil insect eyes surprises researchers,” explains that this compound is also found in the eyes of modern crane flies and in human eyes.Eumelanin – a natural pigment found for instance in human eyes – has, for the first time, been identified in the fossilized compound eyes of 54-million-year-old crane-flies. It was previously assumed that melanic screening pigments did not exist in arthropods.Who assumed that? Evolutionists. They were wrong. This eumelanin was there in the fossil, as if it had just popped into existence. If they had been creationists, they would not have been surprised.The Surprise Gets More SurprisingDarwin’s problems with this fossil have just begun. Now, evolutionists have to confront the evidence that eumelanin was also present in the eyes of one of the first arthropods in their phylogenetic tree: trilobites. That’s not just 54 million years ago in Darwin Years. It’s 540 million Darwin Years – ten times as many!Trilobites are the best-known animals from the Cambrian Explosion. Credit: Illustra MediaThe fossilized eyes further possessed calcified ommatidial lenses, and Johan Lindgren believes that this mineral has replaced the original chitinous material.This, in turn, led the researchers to conclude that another widely held hypothesis may need to be reconsidered. Previous research has suggested that trilobites – an exceedingly well-known group of extinct seagoing arthropods – had mineralized lenses in life.“The general view has been that trilobites had lenses made from single calcium carbonate crystals. However, they were probably much more similar to modern arthropods in that their eyes were primarily organic”, says Johan Lindgren.Who held that “general view”? Evolutionists. They were wrong. Eumelanin was not just in crane fly ommatidial lenses, but most likely in the lenses of trilobites 10 times as far back in Darwin’s mythical moyboy timeline. It just popped into existence in the first animals!The fossilised eyes were surprisingly similar to our own eyes in one important way. The back of our eyeball, called the choroid, is dark and opaque; this protects against ultraviolet radiation and also stops stray light bouncing around and interfering with vision. In human eyes, this anti-reflective layer contains high levels of the pigment melanin, the same molecule involved in skin pigmentation…Insects, too, have dark anti-reflective layers in their eyes, but this was long thought to consist entirely of a different molecule, ommochrome. Given that insect eyes arose independently from our own and have an entirely different structure, it seems reasonable that their molecular machinery would also be different.Long thought to whom? Reasonable to whom? Once again, evolutionists, committing the Tontological fallacy, sweep everyone else into their comedy of errors. The facts contradict their “thoughts” and reason. “However, detailed chemical analysis of the fossil cranefly eyes revealed that they contained human-like melanin.”Darwin Flubber to the RescueHow can Mike Lee keep his D-Merit Badge in light of this evidence? He smears on some Darwin Flubber, and believes that miracles happened. Well-designed eyes popped into existence on two separate branches of Darwin’s tree, and stayed the same for as many Darwin Years as necessary to keep the fantasy going.It took fossils to alert us that the eyes of humans and insects both use the same shielding pigments (melanin) – yet another example of convergent evolution.Intriguingly, the outer layers of the fossilised eyes were full of calcite, the mineral that makes up most of limestone. Not only that, but crystals in the calcite were aligned to transmit light efficiently into the eye.The paper in Nature observes that, in addition to this perfect alignment in crane fly eyes, the eyes of trilobites were probably similarly made of chitin, which would have avoided several optical problems had they been composed of calcite as previously believed. In other words, they were better designed than evolutionists thought, from the very beginning!Thus, we conclude that the long-standing hypothesis of calcitic corneas in trilobites requires reconsideration, and that the composition and optic properties of their compound eyes should instead be viewed as akin to those of modern arthropods in being primarily organic.How do these scientists, all 17 of them, including some big-name paleontologists, rescue Darwin from the data? They use their favorite tactic: BAD (Bluffing Assertion of Darwinism).Arthropod compound eyes are the most common visual organs found in the animal kingdom, and have an evolutionary history that extends back at least 520 million years to the early Cambrian period.See also “Cambrian Predator Had Modern Eyes,” 7 Dec 2011.I’m Popeye the Darwin man;I fantasize germs to man.I fight to the finishTo ID diminish;I’m Popeye the Darwin man.If you are tired of watching Popeye cartoons with Darwin Party commercials, try educational TV. Watch David Rives and his series, “Creation in the 21st Century.” You’ll actually learn something.(Visited 607 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

San Miguel can’t relax vs Phoenix despite dominating Game 1, says Arwind Santos

first_imgJames Yap climbs to 4th in all-time threes made, dedicates milestone to fans Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “We won so of course, we’re thankful for that but this is a long series. We can’t think that we can just easily beat them or beat them four straight times,” Santos told reporters in Filipino Saturday night after helping his team cruise to a 100-88 win.“We still have high respect for them. In Game 2, we need to sustain our form from start to finish,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Beermen shrugged off a slow start before building a 24-point lead but still had to hold off the Fuel Masters, who made it a seven-point game late.“We have to keep on improving. We won but we can’t be satisfied. They can beat us anytime if we relax.” DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Arwind Santos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–San Miguel Beer may have dominated Phoenix in Game 1 of their Philippine Cup semifinals series, but the lopsided result isn’t an indication of how the rest of the series will transpire.That’s how Beermen forward Arwind Santos sees it ahead of Monday night’s Game 2.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuelast_img read more

Virat Kohli says India equipped to win in South Africa

first_imgVirat Kohli sounded positive after India’s first practice session in South Africa. The Indian captain believes that his team can win the first series in the country.India are scheduled to play South Africa in three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is, starting January 5 in Cape Town.”We have the right kind of bowling attack and the right kind of balance to win Test matches in any conditions we play in,” Kohli said at the arrival press conference.ALSO WATCH: SPORTS TODAYThe 29-year-old, who was on a month-long break from international cricket after leading India to a 3-0 win in the Test series against Sri Lanka, hit the nets in Cape Town on Saturday along with the rest of his teammates.”For us it is about winning sessions, being in the present, executing our skills well, not looking at the history of a particular country we are playing in.”Like Kohli, 13 of his 17-man squad was part of India’s last tour to South Africa back in 2013/14, and he feels the experience will help.”A lot of our players have played here (South Africa) before. But it’s about the number of games we had played then and the number we have played now,” he said.Getting into the groove is #TeamIndia captain @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/ybNqEWVKRm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 30, 2017″We all understand our own games so much better. As a team we have confidence in our personal skills set.”India are scheduled to be in South Africa for a 56-day-long tour.advertisement”There’s a sense of intelligence and awareness and that provides the excitement. We know exactly what we need to do come game time. We know how to win Test matches,” he said.India decided against a two-day warm-up match, but rather opting instead for net practice sessions. Kohli believes the practice will help more as they can have the freedom to practice how they want.  “There’s no point in wasting two days, guys going in and scoring quick fifties,” said Kohli.”We’d rather have them do two sessions like today. We can try and prepare the wickets the way we want them. If you are playing a game there is no room to change the wicket. Here you have the freedom to put more water on the wicket, roll it and make it harder so that tomorrow we have the conditions we want.”Kohli signed off sounding confident of India’s chances in the first of the three Tests which begin on January 5 at Newlands.”Come the fifth of January we will be ready for it,” he said.Team India coach too reiterated what captain Kohli had to say. “This team is up for the challenge. If you had asked me four years ago I would have said no. But this team has gained in experience. The beauty of this team is that it doesn’t matter which opposition. We look at the pitch and adapt to the conditions. Every game is a home game. It’s as simple as that,” he said.”This will be a contest. I can sense our players want this Test match to start as soon as possible,” he added.last_img read more

14 days agoBologna director Christoph Winterling rejects ‘€200M Liverpool offer’

first_imgBologna director Christoph Winterling rejects ‘€200M Liverpool offer’by Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBologna’s commercial and marketing director Christoph Winterling has turned down an approach from Bologna.Corriere dello Sport says Winterling has snubbed the opportunity to take up a similar role at Liverpool.The German was offered a ‘€200m budget’ if he moved to Anfield.However, Winterling snubbed the approach.The reason being “because of Bologna, because of the club’s owner Joey Saputo, because of the city, where he feels that, with time, the club can have a ‘bright future’.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Here’s An Updated 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket After The First Round

first_imgUpdated Bracket Round 1 CompleteUpdated Bracket Round 1 CompleteThe NCAA Tournament has been nothing but spectacular thus far, and we’re only through the first round of action. While Thursday brought a number of upsets – including two 12-seeds knocking off 5-seeds, it had nothing on Friday. For the first time in NCAA Tournament history, a 13-seed, a 14-seed and a 15-seed all won on the same day. And that was before all of the insanity that went down just after midnight.In the second round, we have some incredible matchups. Yale vs. Duke. Kansas vs. UConn. Iowa vs. Villanova. And of course, Kentucky vs. Indiana.Here’s an updated look at the bracket. By the time you’re back at work on Monday, it’ll be trimmed down to the Sweet 16.Updated Bracket Round 1 CompleteAs a reminder, there are eight contests slated for Saturday. Here they are, in order:(3) Miami vs. (11) Wichita State: 12:10 PM ET(4) Duke vs. (12) Yale: 2:40 PM ET(4) Kentucky vs. (5) Indiana: 5:15 PM ET(4) Iowa State vs. (12) Arkansas Little-Rock: 6:10 PM ET(1) Virginia vs. (9) Butler: 7:10 PM ET(1) Kansas vs. (9) UConn: 7:45 PM ET(3) Utah vs. (11) Gonzaga: 8:40 PM ET(1) North Carolina vs. (9) Providence: 9:40 PM ETLet’s hope round two is as exciting as round one.last_img read more

Giroud praises rough diamond Mbappe

first_imgOlivier Giroud believes that “rough diamond” Kylian Mbappe has a big future to look forward to ahead of France’s World Cup final against Croatia on SundayLes Bleus defeated Belgium 1-0 in the semi-finals on Tuesday to reach the final of the competition, where they will meet Croatia at Moscow following their 2-1 win over England.Much of the attention on the French squad has been centred on Mbappe this summer after his stunning performances at the World Cup, that has seen him become the first teenager to score a brace since the legendary Pele for Brazil in the 1958 final.Revealed: Florentino Perez’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 According to a report from ‘El Chiringuito’, Florentino Perez revealed his plans to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next season.We all knew this was…And his teammate and fellow strike partner Giroud is among his many admirers.“In recent football, we’ve never seen that before and he can still improve again and again. He’s like a rough diamond and we need to keep polishing it. He’s got a big future ahead of him,” said Giroud, as stated on the Daily Mirror.Mbappe has scored three goals for France at the World Cup in his six appearances.last_img read more

Apple puts TCI on its main page

first_img Hurricane Irma hits TCI Recommended for you Related Items:apple, ios 9, map, Tci Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse TCI Premier & Governor gives “all-clear” after Hurricane Irma Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Sept 2015 – TCI is placed on the main page as Apple displays the country’s name and location in its new iOS 9 Preview. The multinational technology company known for its series of iPods, iPhones, iPads, and personal computers has highlighted the TCI for it’s beautiful, blissful beaches, scenery and as a perfect honeymoon location. This cool highlight by Apple is sure to give the TCI more than 15 minutes of fame.last_img read more