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Ex-49er Brent Jones knocks the snot out of Booger McFarland’s analysis of Jimmy G.

first_imgIn the 33 years I covered the NFL, I never ran across a nicer guy than 49ers Brent Jones. Earnest, polite, humble, stoic, well-meaning. We never socialized, but I would bet his scouting report would be the same on and off the field.We are now seeing another side of Brent Jones. The ex-49ers tight end and three-time Super Bowl winner, took massive umbrage at ESPN analyst Booger McFarland’s breakdown of San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s mechanics during the 49ers’ 31-3 caning of the …last_img read more

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Instant Geology and Undersea Activity

first_imgWe’re accustomed to thinking of geological processes as slow and gradual, except for volcanoes, earthquakes and landslides, but some recent stories are surprising for the speed and extent of active processes.Run: The Earth Is Splitting Apart:  Geologists were amazed to find a rift in the Afar desert east of Ethiopia opening up 8 meters wide and 60 kilometers long in just three weeks, reported BBC News.  They call this a rapid episode in the slow formation of a new ocean basin, a process that normally takes millions of years.  This rapid change was called “unprecedented in scientific history.”Springs of the Sea:  Hydrothermal vents are popping up everywhere, wherever scientists look.  USA Today said they ocean floor is covered with them; MSNBC News said they are not just along tectonic plate boundaries like the pacific Ring of Fire, as previously assumed.Wow, at 8 meters every 3 weeks, that ocean basin would be 82,000 miles wide in a million years, bigger than the whole earth!  Just kidding, of course.  Nobody is saying that is a typical or uniform rate.  It does illustrate, however, that big things can happen in a short time if the conditions are right.  Faster rates than that could be envisioned, and must have been the case for certain large-scale, catastrophically-formed regions.    It’s time to relegate Lyell to the history books where he belongs.  His uniformitarian gradualism was useful to Darwin in the Victorian age.  Darwin became obsessed with the vision of how large changes could occur by the accumulation of small variations over long eons of time.  That vision has seen too many challenges to be assumed in our day.    By the way, how did the ancient philosopher Job know about hydrothermal vents?  “Have you entered the springs of the sea?  Or have you walked in search of the depths?” (Job 38:16).  He must have been told by someone who knew.  There’s another source of data too often overlooked by moderns: direct testimony from the Architect.(Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Sibanye – Stillwater commits to improving safety at work as it rolls out its safety strategy

first_imgSouth Africa’s economic activity is mainly centred on mining, therefore, it is important that crucial safety strategies are implemented. The safety of employees is very imperative particularly in the mining sector as success lies in the employees’ capability to work effectively in a conducive environment. It is every employee’s right to work in a safe and healthy environment, no employees should have to suffer because of preventable dangers in the work environment.In 2014 the mining sector contributed R18 billion to the South African fiscus, a total of 495,568 people were employed. With numbers like these, it has become necessary for all stakeholders to work together, to support and enable the achievement of zero harm in the workplace.Sibanye-Stillwater is the largest individual producer of precious metals in South Africa and is one of 10 largest gold producers globally. It has recently experienced a significant increase in incidents, with 20 employees having lost their lives in nine separate incidents since February 2018.In a recent statement CEO of Sibanye-Stillwater, Mr Neal Froneman said; “One life lost is one too many. We are appalled by the loss of our employees’ lives at our mines over the past few months. It pains all of us when employees are injured or lose their lives in safety incidents. While we cannot rectify the harm that has occurred, we will continue to support the families as best we can in their grief”.In the process of improving safety at all their operations, Sibanye – Stillwater rolled out a safety strategy in 2017. “The safety of employees is our primary concern and, if it is not safe to operate, we expect conditions to be fixed before work can resume at a working place. There is substantial evidence that well-organised workplaces are both safe and productive, and that is our aim”, adds Froneman.Sibanye – Stillwater has committed to;Launch a safety summit with stakeholders to work towards a common goal of reducing work-related fatal accidents and injuriesContinue to provide necessary support, including counselling, financial backing, housing, education support and other benefits to the grieving families of the deceased employeesSupport and promote adherence to Section 23 of the Mine Health and Safety ActEstablished safety programmes which inform employees, supervisors and managers about the right to withdraw from an unsafe workplace and how to apply Section 23 responsiblyInstituted a programme to promote the behaviour change required so that the right to withdraw becomes an integral part of our workplace cultureAfford employees a formal grievance procedure and an anonymous tip-offs system that any employee can use if they are given an unlawful instruction or are victimised.The launch of Digiine a collaborative partnership between Sibanye – Stillwater and the University of the Witwatersrand is expected to complement and improve safety and operating effectiveness.last_img read more

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Trump’s Agricultural Advisory Committee

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Those interested in how the Trump Administration will tackle agricultural issues can gain some insights by considering the Agricultural Advisory Committee appointed in AugustThe formation of the board represents Donald J. Trump’s endorsement of these individuals’ diverse skill sets and ideas that can improve the lives of those in agricultural communities.“The members of my agricultural advisory committee represent the best that America can offer to help serve agricultural communities,” Trump said. “Many of these officials have been elected by their communities to solve the issues that impact our rural areas every day. I’m very proud to stand with these men and women, and look forward to serving those who serve all Americans from the White House.”The executive board members will convene on a regular basis.Advisory Board members include:Charles Herbster – National Chairman of the Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee for the Donald J. Trump Campaign for President Sam Clovis – National Chief Policy Advisor for the Donald J. Trump Campaign for President Rebeckah Adcock –CropLife, Senior Director, Government Affairs Robert Aderholt – Congressman from Alabama; Chairman, Subcommittee on AgricultureJay Armstrong – Kansas Wheat Commission; Chairman, Farm FoundationGary Black – Commissioner Agriculture, GeorgiaJohn Block – Former Sec. of USDAMike Brandenburg – State Legislator, North DakotaTerry Branstad – Governor of IowaSam Brownback – Governor of KansasChuck Conner – CEO, National Council of Farmer CooperativesMike Conaway – House Agriculture Chairman Jack Dalrymple – Governor of North DakotaDennis Daugaard – Governor of South DakotaRodney Davis – Congressman from Illinois; House Agriculture committee and Subcommittee Chair of Bio TechMary Fallin – Governor of OklahomaEddie Fields – Senator, Oklahoma; Chair Senate Ag and Rural DevelopmentSteve Foglesong – Former President National Cattlemen’s Beef AssociationJim Gilmore – Former Governor Virginia; Chairman of Report on Terrorism and Agro-TerrorismBob Goodale – Former CEO of Harris TeeterBob Goodlatte – Congressman, Virginia; Former Chairman House Agriculture CommitteeMike Green – State Senator, Michigan; Appropriations Agriculture Chair; Senate Agriculture Committee Vice ChairHelen Groves – Rancher; daughter of Robert Kleberg (King Ranch); Well known in TX/ranching worldRon Heck – Iowa farmer and Past President of the American Soybean Assoc.Dave Heineman – Former Gov. NebraskaHans Hunts – State Legislator, Wyoming; Wyoming House Ag Committee; Rancher Cindy Hyde – Smith – Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, MississippiBrent Jackson – State Senator, North CarolinaA.G. Kawamura – Former Sec. Food & Agriculture, CaliforniaJohn Kautz – California wine producer; CEO Ironstone VineyardsCharlotte Kelly – Tennessee cotton grower along with her husband (14,000 acres) plus operating a cotton gin processing 30,000 plus bales and a leader in the cotton industryMark Killian – Commissioner of Agriculture, Arizona; Farmer and rancher AZBrian Klippenstein – Protect the HarvestTsosie Lewis – Former CEO of Navaho Nation’s Agricultural Products IndustriesForrest Lucas – CEO Lucas Oil; Protect the HarvestMike McCloskey – CEO Fair Oaks Farms- one of largest dairies in U.S.Beau McCoy – State Senator; Nebraska Nat. Chr. Council State GovtsTed McKinney – Former Director of Global Corp. Affairs for Elanco Animal HealthSid Miller – Commissioner of Agriculture, TexasJim Moseley – Former consultant on agriculture at EPA; Former Deputy Secretary of USDABrian Munzlinger – Chairman Missouri Senate Ag CommitteeCasey Murdock – State Senator, OklahomaTom Nassif – President Western Growers; Former AmbassadorGarry Niemeyer – Former President National Corn GrowersBill Northy – Secretary of Ag, Iowa Sonny Perdue – Former Gov. GeorgiaRick Perry – Former Gov. TexasRyan Quarles – Commissioner of Agriculture, KentuckyBruce Rastetter – Summit Ag Group of Alden, Iowa; Hosted first Republican Presidential debateJim Reese – Secretary of Agriculture for Gov. Mary Fallin of OKLarry Rhoden – Senator South Dakota; House Majority Leader and Sen Majority Whip; Chair Senate Ag CommitteePete Ricketts –Governor of NebraskaPat Roberts – U.S. Senator KansasMarcus Rust – CEO Rose Acre Farms- second largest egg producer in U.S.Leslie Rutledge – Attorney General, Arkansas; Co-Chair of the National Association of Attorney General Agriculture Committee and is married to a soybean producerDavid Spears – Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Dole Ag Advisor; Senior Vice President, Mid-Kansas Cooperative, Inc.Dr. Mike Strain – Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, LouisianaRed Steagall – Official Cowboy Poet of TexasAnnette Sweeney – Former Iowa House Agriculture, Chair; Farmer; Agriculture Advocate Kip Tom – CEO, Tom Farms LLC-Largest Agri-Business farm operator in Indiana; Operates farms in South AmericaJohnny Trotter – CEO of BarG- 125,000 feedlot operation and farms 10,0000 acres in TXSteve Wellman – Former President of the American Soybean AssociationWalt Whitcomb – Ag Commissioner, MaineJohn Wilkinson – Chairman, Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee Georgia State Senatelast_img read more

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FIFA World Cup 18: Mexico Vs South Korea Preview

first_imgAdvertisement(Photo Credits: The Sun)Mexico will look to seal their spot in the knockout stages with a win over Asian Giants South Korea today at the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don.Mexico shocked World Cup holders Germany with a 1-0 victory in their first group game, and the second matchday will go a long way to deciding who makes the last 16 of the tournament. The last time South Korea and Mexico met was in 1998, with the El Tri winning it 3-1 in the group stages.If stats are to believed then Mexico looks strong on paper as they have won all of their World Cup games against Asian teams. While on paper South Korea looks quite weak as they are winless in their last seven World Cup games, losing their last three match in a row. The Asian underdogs have failed to score in their last three World Cup games.Mexico feels very comfortable playing with possession of the ball, which means counterattacks and set pieces will matter in this battle. Let’s see how this game unfolds.Here are squads for the game:Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don… We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more

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10 months ago​Leicester loanee Benkovic reiterates Celtic desire

first_img​Leicester loanee Benkovic reiterates Celtic desireby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City loanee Filip Benkovic has admitted that he wants to stay at Celtic for the rest of the season.The 21-year-old is on loan at the Scottish champions, where he has impressed this season.He is a regular starter for Brendan Rodgers’ team.”I really hope I will stay here until the end of the season,” Benkovic told the Scottish Sun.”It’s not a decision for me but the Leicester coach has said I can stay here and that’s good for me.”I think staying here for a year will make me improve as a player. Coming from the Croatian league to the English Premier League is a very big difference.”I was only there for one month but I saw it was a big step up. I think this step, coming to Scotland, can make me better.”The least I can do is give 110 percent for the coach, the team and the fans.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 months ago​Juventus boss Allegri questions need for Arsenal midfielder Ramsey

first_img​Juventus boss Allegri questions need for Arsenal midfielder Ramseyby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus coach Max Allegri has questioned whether he needs Aaron Ramsey in his squad.Reliable reports in Italy have suggested the player will sign a contract with Juve when his deal at Arsenal runs out in the summer.And it is common for Juventus to sign top players when they are available on cut price or free deals. But their coach Allegri may not want Ramsey.”I can already rely on five top midfielders. They are so good that I need nobody,” Allegri said in a press conference.”Tomorrow [Coppa Italia game against Bologna] we must maintain our focus or we’d have lost a target”. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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12 hours agoNedved says Juventus ready to make another Ronaldo-type signing

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Nedved says Juventus ready to make another Ronaldo-type signingby Carlos Volcano12 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus chief Pavel Nedved says they’re ready to make another Cristiano Ronaldo-type signing.Juve held their annual shareholders’ meeting on Wednesday, where a plan to raise €300m through an increase in share capital was approved.“We’re always ready to seize every opportunity,” vice-president Nedved told reporters.“We’ve talked about development and we want to develop on all fronts, above all the sporting one because it’s a leading part of the club.“And with this, I’ve think I said everything.” last_img read more

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OSU hockey players Crosby and Rothgery share special bond since childhood

Current OSU hockey players Maggie Rothgery and Nick Crosby hold up trophies from their time on the Elyria Panthers.Credit: Courtesy of Maggie RothgeryNick Crosby always thought he would “end up with her.”The “her” Crosby, a fourth-year in health sciences and a forward on the Ohio State men’s club ice hockey team, is referring to is Maggie Rothgery, a senior forward on the OSU women’s varsity ice hockey team.What did she think of her current boyfriend way back when?“I always thought he was out of my league,” Rothgery said with a smile.Irony aside, the two have been together for quite some time, even when they weren’t dating.Crosby and Rothgery grew up in Elyria, Ohio, playing on a line under Maggie’s father, and former Buckeye hockey player, Don Rothgery when they were six years old.It was under her father’s tutelage where the two developed their relationship and became the talented players they are today.“They hit it off right away as friends when Nick came in our last year on mite hockey,” Don Rothgery said. “They are two of the nicest people I know. They’ve been friends forever.”Current OSU hockey players Maggie Rothgery and Nick Crosby during their days on the Ohio Flames and St. Edwards Eagles, respectively.Credit: Courtesy of Maggie RothgeryIt was not until their high school years when they officially starting dating. Nick attended St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio, while Maggie stayed close to home, attending Elyria High School.Crosby competed for state titles as an Eagle, while Rothgery further honed her skills with the Ohio Flames AAA program.Following graduation, Crosby began his time at OSU while Rothgery took her talents to Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, to play for the Lakers.As one might imagine, the four-hour separation between Columbus and Erie wasn’t easy for the two.“Distance was difficult, but I was very lucky that Nick was willing to come visit me almost every other weekend,” Rothgery said. “The hardest part was that we went from living two minutes apart and seeing each other everyday, to living in completely different states.”After a few years, Rothgery decided to transfer to OSU to become a Buckeye.“I was struggling at Mercyhurst and I knew being closer to Nick, regardless, would be better than the situation I was in there,” Rothgery said. “Mercyhurst just wasn’t the right fit for me and in the times that I visited, I loved OSU. The campus is beautiful and it’s arguably the best education you can get in Ohio, and in the country for that matter.”Now in Columbus, the two continue to have a relationship as solid as the ice they play on.OSU hockey players Nick Crosby and Maggie Rothgery.Credit: Courtesy of Maggie Rothgery“She’s my best friend,” Crosby said. “I’ve talked to some of my friends about it. They say, ‘Usually, when I hang out with my girlfriend, we have to try and find stuff to do.’ We can just go out, play hockey, and have a great time.”Granted, there are challenges that come along with dating and being student-athletes.The two are in the same major, meaning they see each other in class during the day, but homework, practice throughout the week and traveling for out-of-town games on weekends can be tough to work around.“We dedicate a few nights a week to each other,” Crosby said. “That’s pretty much all we get are nights.”With no Big Ten hockey conference established for women, Rothgery has to endure the rigorous travel accompanied with life in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Flights to Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin are scattered throughout the season.However, she said having Crosby waiting for her when she returns home is quite the luxury.“It’s nice to date your best friend,” Rothgery said. “He makes it easy. Sometimes I’ll come home and he’ll make me dinner. It’s nice to just relax and have someone to relax with.”Seeming like it has all happened so fast, Rothgery still finds herself in disbelief. Her linemate at 6 years old continues to be right by her side to this day. read more

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