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“Darwin Fail” Entries Add Up

first_imgIf nothing makes sense except in the light of evolution, the light sometimes is shining away from Darwin.Bird stripes:  Some evolutionists thought that sexual selection led to color bands in zebra finches.  “One of the most replicated experiments in behavioral ecology is the presumed manipulation of male attractiveness in zebra finches by adding red or green color bands,” authors in PLoS ONE said ( Seguin A, Forstmeier W (2012) No Band Color Effects on Male Courtship Rate or Body Mass in the Zebra Finch: Four Experiments and a Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE 7(6): e37785. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037785).  Well, Seguin and Forstmeier replicated the experiment and couldn’t confirm any evidence for evolution.  “Combining this new experimental data with all the published evidence in a meta-analysis shows that color bands seem to affect neither male courtship rate (average effect size d = 0.02) nor male body mass (d = −0.07),” they said.  “…The present case is a reminder that replication of experiments lies at the heart of distinguishing between real effects and false positive findings.”Living fossil fish: past fail, future hope and change:  “Living fossils reveal secrets of evolution,” a headline on PhysOrg promised, but alas, no evolution was found in the article.  Bichirs are African fish that “posses a number of archaic characteristics that are otherwise found only in fossil fish,” another PhysOrg article stated. A molecular clock analysis of bichirs only offered a possibility to start to begin to commence to “get a better understanding” of how these living fossils might have evolved, despite little change from the fossil record.  The project “therefore provided scientists with an important basis for future studies of the anatomical and genetic development of early vertebrates,” the article stated hopefully.Cooperation of the fittest:  By PhysOrg‘s own admission, cooperative species are an evolutionary enigma that shouldn’t be:Evolution by definition is cold and merciless: it selects for success and weeds out failure. It seems only natural to expect that such a process would simply favour genes that help themselves and not others. Yet cooperative behaviour can be observed in many areas, and humans helping each other are a common phenomenon. Thus, one of the major questions in science today is how cooperative behaviour could evolve.A new “theoretical model” sounds promising in the article, but allows for opposite outcomes in the computer depending on how multiple factors are tweaked.  Natural populations have ways of defeating computer software, so without field work, the model seems a post-hoc rationalization for something Darwin didn’t expect.Youth in Asia:  How long have evolutionists postulated humans originated in Africa?  Answer: at least since Darwin.  Now, however, a new primate fossil is causing some to think the Asians beat the Africans to the punch line.  To rescue the textbook story, according to Live Science, “This migration from Asia ultimately helps set the stage for the later evolution of apes and humans in Africa.”  Out of Asia, then Out of Africa.  Get it?Slim-o-saurs:  All the Godzilla movies will have to be re-done.  Dinosaurs weren’t the big, lumbering beasts long portrayed in movies.  According to PhysOrg, a new study by University of Manchester comparing skeletons living mammals with dinosaur bones, and then calculating the body mass to skin wrapping volume, shows that previous calculations of body mass of large dinosaurs such as brachiosaurs were overestimated by almost 350%.Cave campfires:  Wrong again.  Evolutionary dating of continuous fire use by human ancestors is off by 250%, according to Nature (485, 31 May 2012, pp. 586–587, doi:10.1038/nature11195). “An analysis of microscopic and spectroscopic features of sediments deposited in a South African cave one million years ago suggests that human ancestors were using fire much earlier than had been thought.”With these upsets in evolutionary theory, the best way Darwinists at Harvard have found to keep new disciples up coming through the ranks is to avoid the Darwin Fail stories, and instead, reach out and touch them with games that create “tree-thinking” – as if students are not already thinking like wooden stumps.A theory so flexible it can accommodate any unexpected data is convenient, accommodating, workable, long-lasting, consensus-building, useful, convincing, practical, stable, functional, pleasing, agreeable, and unscientific.What do we mean by “Darwin Fail?”  See BigFail.com for clues, then go to the Darwin Awards. (Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Psychiatry Ascribes Empty Names to Clusters of Symptoms

first_img(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Schizophrenia doesn’t exist. People exist with various behaviors, but schizophrenia is an empty label, an expert says.Read Medical Xpress for a brief look into the sausage-making behind psychiatric diagnoses. What do the words schizoaffective disorder, psychosis spectrum syndrome, or delusional disorder mean? The very terms seem to give ontological status to something in patients, but nobody knows what those things are, because they vary from person to person. It’s like applying sticky notes to water waves at the beach. The labels don’t stick, they only apply to gross phenomena, and they provide no understanding either of the cause or the cure. What’s more, the labels can actually make things worse by causing family members or friends to look at patients differently.These are some of the warnings in this article. We’ve seen the problems with the DSM-V “Bible” of diagnosis used by psychiatrists (3/20/14, 5/18/12). Now, Professor Jim van Os from Maastricht University Medical Centre is ready to junk the term “schizophrenia” and some others. For illnesses lumped into the word “psychotic,” he says, the symptoms are too complicated to diagnose or treat with one-size-fits-all categories.Currently, psychotic illness is classified among many categories, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, delusional disorder, depression or bipolar disorder with psychotic features, and others, he explains.But categories such as these “do not represent diagnoses of discrete diseases, because these remain unknown; rather, they describe how symptoms can cluster, to allow grouping of patients.”This allows clinicians to say, for example, “You have symptoms of psychosis and mania, and we classify that as schizoaffective disorder.” If your psychotic symptoms disappear we may reclassify it as bipolar disorder. If, on the other hand, your mania symptoms disappear and your psychosis becomes chronic, we may re-diagnose it as schizophrenia.“That is how our classification system works. We don’t know enough to diagnose real diseases, so we use a system of symptom based classification.“Definitions provided in the DSM-V and other manuals often disagree. How precise or helpful is a definition for schizophrenia like “a debilitating neurological disorder”? What psychiatrist really knows what the cause of a cluster of symptoms is, let alone what to do about it? Os notes that “people with this psychosis spectrum syndrome display extreme diversity (heterogeneity), both between and within people, in psychopathology, treatment response, and outcome.”Physician, heal thyself. When you can identify a known physical cause for a known neurological disorder (say, autism or Tourette’s or a concussion), you are a doctor. When you appeal to mystical forces that have names but no scientific rigor, you are acting like a witch doctor. Diagnose yourself first. You are trusting in flawed opinions of people who don’t know everything. Toss out the flawed DSM‘s and go to a Bible-teaching church to learn about the true nature of man from the Creator’s manual of the body and brain.“Mental illness” is a made-up term, like dark matter. It’s a placeholder for ignorance. The only one who understands minds is the Spirit that gave birth to them, the Creator God. If a patient’s brain is perfectly fine, spiritual problems can cause outward symptoms. Repeated choices to tell lies, for instance, can become a hardened habit like any other bad habit that must be overcome consciously with guidance and prayer. Patterns of violent outbursts also require spiritual advice from those who know the Creator’s diagnostic manual, the Bible. Memorization and meditation of appropriate Scriptures can bring healing, sometimes rapidly, sometimes gradually. But telling a patient or his parents that he has schizosophoxymoronia—what good is that? It’s as meaningless as saying he has a bad case of gribbleflix. Patients so labeled receive a latent impression that they are incurable, or that they have an excuse for bad behavior. Give them hope. Take them to the Great Physician. He’s on the prayer line 24 x 7.The Scriptures are filled with comfort and advice for “soul” (psyche) health. Some examples:Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:8-9)“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Jesus, in Matthew 11:28-30)No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. (I Corinthians 10:13)The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether.They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.Moreover, by them Your servant is warned;In keeping them there is great reward.Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous sins;Let them not rule over me;Then I will be blameless,And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heartBe acceptable in Your sight,O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer. (Psalm 19:7-14)Those who love your law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble (Psalm 119:165, and the whole psalm).The book of Proverbs is another rich resource for enriching mental and spiritual health.Many cases of so-called “mental illness” are caused by sin, like bitterness, anxiety, anger, selfishness, ungratefulness, guilt and pride. The Bible is filled solutions to these root causes! It doesn’t attach empty labels to clusters of symptoms, but identifies the root problem and the cure. Repentance from sin and faith in Christ, who paid the penalty for everyone’s sins and rose from the dead, is the open door to the Great Physician’s office. The narrow doorway requires dropping one’s baggage and coming sincerely by faith. It leads the suffering sinner to forgiveness and a life of hope and healing. “Burdens are lifted at Calvary,” one hymn says. The hope of eternal life in Christ’s resurrection is a “living hope” that puts the sufferings of this life in context. “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5:1-2). Peace? Hope? Joy? There’s mental health by definition!Exercise: For those who know their Bibles, how would you assist someone with the following problems? Think of specific Scriptures that would apply. Find out if the person is trusting in Christ before offering help on lesser things.Post-traumatic stress disorderPersistent nightmaresGullibilityBad language habitDefensiveness, lashing back at criticismLazinessFear of trying something new or differentHanging around with bad friendsInsomniaHypochondriaLate habitOverly talkative or overly shyPoor study habitsNegativityClutter habit, or the opposite, extreme orderlinessProlonged grievinglast_img read more

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal advances to China Open semis

first_imgView comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ Kvitova defeated Czech countrywoman Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-4. Kvitova has won the last 24 matches she’s played against fellow Czechs.“We are pretty good friends from the Fed Cups,” she said. “We know each other well. We practice a lot as well. Maybe it’s extra motivation for us to play each other.”Ostapenko beat Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 6-4 in an error-filled quarterfinal. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Barcelona gives lifetime contract to Andres Iniesta Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating John Isner of the United States during a men’s singles quarterfinal match of the China Open tennis tournament held at the Diamond Court in Beijing, China, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)Top-ranked Rafael Nadal moved into the semifinals of the China Open by beating sixth-seeded John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (0) on Friday.The French Open and U.S. Open champion has won five titles this season and is closing in on the year-end No. 1 ranking.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “We catch a few ones (fish), but not very big,” Nadal said. “But we had some good dinner.”Nick Kyrgios also advanced. The eighth-seeded Australian won when opponent Steve Darcis retired with a neck strain while trailing 6-0, 3-0.Kyrgios will take on second-seeded Alexander Zverev. The German beat Andrey Rublev 6-2, 6-3 and qualified for the season-ending tournament in London.“It’s great for any player to qualify,” said Zverev, who has five titles this season.Second-ranked Halep moved into the women’s semifinal by defeating Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-2, 6-1.To bump Garbine Muguruza from No. 1, the Romanian needs to reach the final. Halep’s quarterfinal win avenged her straight-sets loss to the 34th-ranked Kasatkina at Wuhan last week.ADVERTISEMENT “I don’t remember a lot of mistakes,” Nadal said. “I went to the net very often. I did the things that I want to do, and I did it well, so very happy.”On the women’s side, unseeded Carolina Garcia of France upset third-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (6) in almost 3 1/2 hours to line up Petra Kvitova in the semifinals. Simona Halep, on course to becoming the No. 1 player in the world for the first time, faces French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.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 shutoutNadal saved all three break points he faced against Isner. He will next play third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, who defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2.Dimitrov spent time practicing with Nadal in Mallorca ahead of the hard-court season. The two also went fishing at sea. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo 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 Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

NBA: Derrick Rose ‘fine’ with veteran’s ‘bargain’ salary with Cavs

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City In this Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, photo, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose poses for a photo at his agent’s Wasserman Media Group offices in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)The Cleveland Cavaliers appeared to have gotten a massive bargain after signing Derrick Rose to a one-year $2.1 million salary this off-season.Rose, after all, holds the distinction as the league’s youngest Most Valuable Player winner,  capturing the prestigious award at 22 years old in 2011.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  House honors Rodolfo Albano Jr , a veteran lawmaker, mentor and family man PLAY LIST 03:00House honors Rodolfo Albano Jr , a veteran lawmaker, mentor and family man01:59Zarate bats for add-on budget to fund P30k basic pay for gov’t nurses00:51Clarkson on being PH flag-bearer: One of the happiest moments in my career01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo 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 Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img LATEST STORIES Messi treble fires Argentina to World Cup as Chile go out He’ll also receive plenty of opportunities to shine, as the Cavs’ newly obtained point guard, Isaiah Thomas, won’t be back until the All Star break.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Rose talks fame, fatherhood, Cavs and redemptionADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa After suffering multiple injury setbacks over the years, which have visibly sapped his prized athleticism, the now 29-year-old guard sees the massive pay cut as a chance to prove himself again.“I get a chance to reintroduce myself back to the league. I get to bet on myself,” Rose told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. “That was one of the reasons I came here: I get to bet on myself. And I’m from Chicago, I’ve got that hustling side; it’s in me, man. Next time you’ve got to pay me, you’ve got to pay me double, so it’s fine with me.”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 shutoutLast year, Rose came up with his most productive season in years, averaging 19.5 points while suiting up for 64 games for the New York Knicks.Another healthy and fruitful showing could raise his stock among NBA teams again, as he enters free agency after this season. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READlast_img read more

15 days agoMan Utd to bid for £130M-rated Leicester duo Maddison and Chilwell

first_imgMan Utd to bid for £130M-rated Leicester duo Maddison and Chilwellby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are planning to bid for £130m-rated Leicester City duo James Maddison and Ben Chilwell.The Sun says United have sent scouts to watch the Foxes pair during their recent matches against Tottenham and Liverpool.It is understood the Old Trafford chief was impressed with Maddison and Chilwell during their 1-0 home win over Leicester earlier this campaign.A United source said: “We have already compiled a scouting report of both of them. We have been watching them for a few years now.“They fit all the right requirements and criteria in terms of quality and keeping an English core which is important.“Ole likes them but it would be difficult to get them both at the same time. We will have to wait and see what happens.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Nebraska Releases Powerful Tribute Video Honoring Sam Foltz

first_imgNebraska Sam Foltz 27 tribute.Nebraska Football/TwitterAfter a week of heartbreak, the Nebraska football community is turning sorrow into pride.Last weekend, the Nebraska Huskers lost Sam Foltz,  their senior punter, in a fatal car crash in Wisconsin. His funeral was yesterday in Grand Island, Neb.Yesterday, the Huskers released a video that highlights the incredible career of the three-year starter, as well as his significant leadership role both on the team and in the local community.“My message today is all about teamwork,” the punter says.Now, the Huskers honor Foltz’s legacy by joining together in memory of their brilliant teammate with this video memorial.You can watch the tribute video here:“My name is Sam Foltz, I’m the starting punter here.My message today is all about teamwork.” pic.twitter.com/Sb885pH3VR— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) July 30, 2016Unfortunately, the car crash that took Foltz’s life also killed former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler.  LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye, also in the accident, managed to escape the burning vehicle.Foltz, a Nebraska native, was entering his fifth year in the Huskers program. Named to the Ray Guy Award Watch List earlier this summer, he was expected to be one of the best punters in the country.last_img read more

Peace Villa receives a donation to complete new Salon space for the

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Thanks to a donation by John and Marilynne Herron, these funds helped to complete the new Salon space in Peace Villa for residents to get their hair done.The Salon was in need of an upgrade and a change in design as the amount of need on the salon by residents has increased over the past 5 years. The Salon, run by volunteers, was hard to navigate and the shampoo sink was not set at a height that made it easy for the senior clients to use.Salon days are set for Thursdays running from 8:30 am to Noon, giving residents the opportunity to receive a free service including shampoo, cut and style as well as benefiting from this special time to feel pampered, cared for and the opportunity for social connection, shared Niki Hedges, Executive Director for the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation. “The original space for the Salon was set up in the Callahan Room where the washing sink was challenging and some residents were not able to access this sink comfortably due to the height and its location.  In order to care for the number of residents, it was important to install haircutting stations and sinks for all needs,” said HedgesThe Herron’s shared they are honoured to have been able to help with this special and important project.Jill Copes, a Volunteer for three years at the Salon comes in from Cecil Lake to help at the Salon every Thursday in Peace Villa. Copes said, “I was so happy to be asked to volunteer doing hair at Peace Villa as I enjoy coming to spend time with the ladies. Each one is special and they really appreciate some pampering”Copes shares, she knew how important this is to the residents in care as her mum got her hair done every week and knows how it was so special and important to her well being.It has a new and bright feel to create a space that provides a sense of wellbeing, a space to be cared for, to socialize and to have a connection, shared Hedges.last_img read more

UCL Ronaldo nets hat trick to send Juventus into quarters City slay

first_imgTurin (Italy): Cristiano Ronaldo made a mockery of Atletico Madrid’s vaunted defense, and then mocked its coach as well. Ronaldo scored a hat trick against the normally resilient Spanish side to send Juventus into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-0 win as the Bianconeri fought back from a two-goal first-leg defeat. The former Real Madrid player outjumped Atletico’s defenders to score a header in each half and then converted a late penalty for his first hat trick since joining Juventus in the summer and just when they needed it most. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together He celebrated at the final whistle by mimicking the obscene gesture Atletico coach Diego Simeone made after the Spanish side’s second goal in the first leg having the final say against a rival he so often defeated as a Real Madrid player. Simeone was fined 20,000 euros ( 22,500) by UEFA for improper conduct and it remains to be seen whether Ronaldo will face a similar punishment. It was Ronaldo’s eighth hat trick in the Champions League, moving him level with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and demonstrating why Juventus paid Real Madrid 112 million euros (then 131.5 million) for the Portugal star who has dominated the competition in recent years. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open It was the first time Juventus came back from a two-goal defeat in the first leg. “Maybe that’s why Juventus signed me,” Ronaldo said. “To help it do things that it had never done before. This result is a great push for the future, we’re strong and we showed it.” The 34-year-old Ronaldo has won the Champions League five times, including in four of the last five seasons. Without him, Madrid was eliminated by Ajax last week. However, Ronaldo had only scored one goal in the competition for Juventus until Tuesday. “It would have been strange if Ronaldo’s Champions League season ended with only one goal,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “Juventus signed him for nights like this and tonight he made the difference.” For Atletico, it was more heartache in the competition in the year the final is being held in its Wanda Metropolitano Stadium and more pain caused by Ronaldo. While at Madrid, Ronaldo helped beat Atletico in two Champions League finals. He has also now scored 25 goals against Atletico in his career. “He’s the best in the world,” Simeone said. “We suffered, as happened to them in the first leg. They’re through and that’s right. They deserved it … Maybe I didn’t manage to transmit to my players what we needed.” Juventus thought it had taken the lead less than three minutes into the game but VAR confirmed that Ronaldo had fouled Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak before Giorgio Chiellini fired in the rebound. Italy forward Federico Bernardeschi was handed a start instead of Paulo Dybala for Juventus, and he responded by putting in a cross from the left for Ronaldo to head in at the far post in the 27th minute. Bernardeschi also had several chances to extend Juve’s lead notably with an audacious overhead kick in the 35th minute which flew narrowly over. Ronaldo went close again shortly before halftime when he again outjumped everyone but headed Leonardo Spinazzola’s cross wide of the right post. Ronaldo did get the second goal three minutes after the break. Joao Cancelo put in a cross from the right and although Oblak clawed Ronaldo’s header out from under his crossbar, goal-line technology confirmed the ball had crossed the line. Juventus went all out attack and got the decisive third goal four minutes from time. Bernardeschi was nudged over in the penalty area and Ronaldo converted the resulting spot kick to send the home fans wild. In another fixture, Manchester City humiliated Schalke 7-0 to win the Champions League knockout stage tie 10-2 on aggregate and claim a berth in the quarterfinals. Sergio “Kun” Agüero had a brace for the hosts at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium late on Tuesday. Already leading 3-2 after the first leg in Gelsenkirchen, City dominated from the start of the contest and virtually all of the action was in front of visiting goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann. Schalke coach Dominico Tedesco fielded an attack-oriented side, but they struggled to find any gaps in the City defence and left themselves vulnerable. City threatened in the 13th minute, when Kyle Walker’s deep pass found Raheem Sterling, who advanced toward the goal and left the ball for Agüero, whose strike hit the post. Twenty minutes later, City’s Bernardo Silva went down in the area after being brushed by defender Jeffrey Bruma and referee Clement Turpin pointed to the spot. Though the penalty looked soft, Turpin felt no need to consult VAR and Agüero coolly converted in the 35th minute to give City a two-goal overall lead. The Argentine international needed just three minutes to get his second of the night, taking a pass from Sterling and slipping the ball under Fährmann. With Schalke forced to press forward, City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko got the ball to a wide-open Leroy Sane and the German scored against his former club to make it 3-0 on the night and a daunting 6-2 overall in the 42nd minute. City, despite the more-than-comfortable lead, did not let up in the second half and scored twice in the opening 10 minutes after the re-start. The first, by Sane, was disallowed for an offside. Sterling’s goal in the 56th minute looked set to suffer the same fate until VAR confirmed that all of the attacking players were onside. Even as City slowed the pace, the nightmare continued for Schalke. Bernardo Silva scored from inside the box in the 71st minute, seven minutes before Phil Foden made it 6-0 (9-2) with a great assist from Sane. Gabriel Jesus delivered the final blow with six minutes left. City, the Premier League holders, are headed to the Champions League quarterfinals for the second consecutive year.last_img read more

Shiv Sena tears into BJP over midnight political drama in Goa

first_imgMumbai: In a scathing attack on the political drama between the BJP and its allies in Goa over the leadership issue, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday dubbed it as a “terrible state of democracy”, saying they did not even wait for late chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s ashes to cool down.The “shameless game of power” started even before Parrikar’s ashes could merge with the land of Gomantak, the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’. It claimed that had the BJP waited till Tuesday, its government in Goa would have fallen and one of the two deputy chief ministers would have joined the Congress and got the desired post, it claimed. BJP MLA Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Goa just before 2 am on Tuesday, capping a day of hectic parleys between the saffron party and its allies to put a new government in place in the state. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsAfter multiple postponements of the oath ceremony on Monday, the day Parrikar was cremated with state honours, 11 other ministers, including those from BJP’s allies Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Goa Forward Party (GFP), were also sworn in. “In the end, those who were eyeing their shares like cats ended the game post Monday midnight with the swearing in of Sawant as the chief minister along with his two deputies,” the Uddhav Thackeray-led party said.last_img read more

Nyay money to be deposited in ac of women Rahul Gandhi

first_imgWanaparthy (Telangana): Seeking to woo women voters, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday said the Rs 72,000 money proposed to be given to the poor by Congress under the ‘ Nyay’ scheme would be deposited in their bank accounts. “This money would go to the bank account of the woman in a family. Every month, this money will directly go to the bank account of women. Crores of women will get power and India would stand on its own,” he said, addressing an election rally at Wanaparthy under Nagarkurnool Lok Sabha constituency. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The scheme would jumpstart the country’s economy as the beneficiaries would start making purchases with the money received by them, Gandhi said. The economy has been paralysed following demonetisation implemented by the NDA government, he alleged. If the UPA came to power, 33 per cent reservation would be given to women in the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and State assemblies, Gandhi said. He also said 33 per cent of Central government jobs would be reserved for women.last_img read more