Cansino, UST unfazed despite precarious position in UAAP Final Four race

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The Tigers will still face UP in their next game. where a win could put them in a prime position to contend for the no.4 spot. But they would also need for to FEU lose and overcome Ateneo in their final assignment.Cansino has a been a picture of strength for UST, toughing it out despite writhing in pain over an ankle injury against the Falcons. He was able to come back and walk out the game venue without any assistance.“There’s some pain but I just endure it, I drank some medicine and it alleviated the pain,” said Cansino who had 17 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists against the Falcons. “We have to win, so I never thought of the pain, I just wanted to win.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img LATEST STORIES The Growling Tigers sit at the sixth spot with a 5-7 record, a full game behind fourth placers University of the Philippines and Far Eastern University.A win can help UST’s cause of surprising the top four but a loss could practically eliminate them from contention, but that precarious situation doesn’t deter rookie CJ Cansino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“There’s still some hope for us,” said Cansino in Filipino after their frustrating 96-63 loss to Adamson University. “We’ll still do everything in our power, take it a game at a time, and compete until we can reach the Final Four.”Things aren’t that bleak for the Tigers in their bid to return to the Final Four. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Miesha Tate joins ONE Championship as vice president View comments With the UAAP entering its final stretch, University of Santo Tomas can either stay in contention for the Final Four picture or get eliminated after one misstep.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Lowenfield was not legally directed to commence House-to-House Registration

first_imgDear Mr Lowenfield,We have asked several times for a meeting with you. We write now as a result of GECOM having officially announced the commencement of House-to-House Registration as of July 20, 2019. We have sought legal advice on this matter and it is our understanding that you have not been legally directed by the Commission to proceed as you are doing and that to conduct House-to-House Registration is unlawful.We have also noted that GECOM’s internal counsel has advised that GECOM would be in contempt of the ruling of the CCJ to carry out any instruction in this regard from former Chairman James Patterson, whose appointment by the President has been ruled to be flawed.You must also be aware that you are also taking this approach when there is a clear constitutional requirement to hold elections within three months of the validation of the No-Confidence Motion. The effect of GECOM’s action on electoral democracy and broader democratic governance cannot be lost on you.We wish to remind you that the Private Sector Commission has been an accredited elections observer since 2001. We have met and closely followed GECOM’s decision and activities all these years, meeting with Chairpersons and CEOs of GECOM, including yourself and former Chairman Patterson.You will be aware of the fact that the PSC participated in the consultations involving civil society, political parties and the international community in 2008 to undertake House-to-House Registration for the establishment of the current National Register of Registrants Database (NRRD). The decision to conduct House-to-House Registration was inclusive and respectful of all national actors and the subsequent exercise involved full involvement of political parties’ scrutineers in house-to-house visits.There has been, in this instance, a total absence of consultation with the political parties’ scrutineers and, therefore, political parties’ scrutiny of the exercise of registration you have now presumed to conduct, essential to establishing a credible NRRD. We cannot have a credible database if these elements are completely absent from the current house-to-house exercise you are embarking on.GECOM’s present conduct is a complete break from its history of inclusivity and respectful engagement with all the relevant stakeholders. GECOM is failing to meet its duty to communicate, provide facts and justify its actions to the public. You must be aware that undertaking House-to-House Registration without proper consultation and ventilation of the alternative approaches with stakeholders undermines your credibility and trustworthiness as an elections agency and your credibility and trustworthiness as Chief Elections Officer.Quite apart from the fact that, as we have pointed out, you are proceeding to conduct this registration unilaterally, unlawfully and in contempt of the fact that GECOM is without a Chairman and is not meeting as a Commission, we know that GECOM has not conducted a field test of the existing NRRD.GECOM is not, therefore, in a position to state with credibility that some 200,000 entries on the NRRD do not belong there. This advice to the President begs the question not only of why would anyone tell the President that but also why would a register under your custody since the 2015 elections, one that gave us a credible election in 2015 and has gone through cycles of Continuous Registration, has suddenly become so corrupted.We must remind you of your statement to observers in 2015 when the size of the voters’ list was 570,787. Asked about this list size, you said GECOM had opened more registration centres and was more efficient at registering persons, many of whom were also able to get birth certificates and requisite documents to register.GECOM, at that time, admitted to a lag in removing deceased persons and those who migrated permanently, but you personally assured us, and we know this to be true from our experience, that the procedures for voting, with the presence of political parties’ scrutineers etc, made it practically impossible for anyone to double vote or vote as an imposter.You confirmed that GECOM staff and parties’ scrutineers are given folios at every polling station with the particulars of voters registered at that station, including photographs. Thus, while it was ideal to keep the register scrubbed, you were not concerned then that the size of the list would undermine a free and fair election.Indeed, the 2015 election with a voters’ list of 570,787 electors and 412,012 valid votes cast gave us credible National and Regional Elections. In 2018, the voters’ list of 573,923 that was generated from our continuously updated NRRD also gave us a credible Local Government Election. You nor anyone else expressed concerns about a bloated list and credibility of an election on the basis of the list size relative to our population as recorded in the 2012 national census.We have had two voters’ list above 500,000 that gave us two credible elections. Now you are attempting to reason that a list of similar size cannot give us a credible election and that the only remedy is the most extreme of options – House-to-House Registration to create a brand new NRRD. You have ignored the fact that the existing NRRD has been continuously maintained and has not expired. You have, instead, inexplicably, discounted the reasonable statutory option of Claims and Objections for an election to bring the register up to date for constitutionally due elections.You are also aware of the policy decision taken for cycles of Continuous Registration, which include Claims and Objections periods being undertaken to update and maintain the database so that it would be in a condition to produce a voters’ list whenever necessary.In fact, evidence will show that GECOM took the policy decision for cycles of registration specifically because it wanted to be in a position to hold elections at any time. Ten Continuous Registration exercises were carried out since 2008. In 2018, you carried out the 10th Continuous Registration and Claims and Objections period prior to the Local Government Elections in 2018. In 2017, the ninth ‘Claims and Objections’ was carried out in a non-election year. GECOM has been continuously refreshing the NRRD, which does not expire.You have not professionally justified this attempt at this extreme and dangerous action you have taken. The exclusive and non-transparent way you are going about it will not produce a credible NRRD. In fact, experience shows that such an exercise would take far more than the three months you have scheduled to properly include registrants.In 2008, the whole process took one year, with six months of registration followed by fingerprint crosschecks etc, before ID cards could be issued. You are undertaking it during school holidays and the wet season, additional factors that will present challenges.Undertaking a complete revamp of the NRRD in such a relatively short span of time before an election will more than likely disenfranchise voters, particularly domestic migrant workers, persons abroad for medical, school and other reasons. Evidence and experience indicate that you are not going to be able to create a credible voters’ list within a year by scrapping the existing NRRD and creating a new one.The laws were amended in 2005 to introduce a continuous cyclical registration process using the database created in the 2001 House-to-House Registration as the base. House-to-House Registration is the very antithesis of Continuous Registration. They cannot coexist. To break the cycle and discard the database is, therefore, clearly illegal. Names can only be removed from the National Register in accordance with the Act, for example by death, insanity etc.In 2008, when it was decided to conduct another Hous- to-House Registration after the 2005 Amendment, the law was amended in 2007 to permit that exercise. It could not have been lawfully done without that amendment.The Private Sector Commission calls upon GECOM to immediately suspend the House-to-House Registration exercise until a Chairperson of GECOM has been named and can inclusively and respectfully decide the best way forward.It is the responsibility of GECOM and the Government to canvass the positions of all the political parties for a decision that is in the best interest of the country. The ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice must be respected.In the meantime, we call on you as Chief Elections Officer to discharge your duty professionally and objectively and provide information to the public to correct misinformation about the voters’ list and voting process.Our country’s commitment to democratic principles, respect for the rule of law and free and fair elections must rest on a truly independent electoral agency. GECOM’s conduct at this moment in our history will be consequentially long into our future. Every employee of GECOM must withstand public scrutiny regarding their impartiality. We trust you understand that this is being closely monitored in the public’s interest.Sincerely yours,Capt Gerald GouveiaChairmanlast_img read more

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Huskies bounce back in a big way

first_imgDylan Apsassin had a monster night offensively, notching 3 goals and 6 assists, for a nine point night.  “It seemed like the puck was just following me, and I was just in the right place and the right time” he said afterwards, adding “if if wasn’t for my linemates and my teammates I wouldn’t have been able to get those points.”  It was another crazy game in Slave Lake, with the Huskies served at least 12 penalties.  Four different Huskies were thrown out of the game, and two suffered injuries and were unable to finish.  In the end, there were only 8 skaters left on the Huskies bench.  But, unlike the previous night, the pups didn’t allow the officiating or other adversity to bring them down, and they skated to a lop-sided win.  “It went surprisingly well, after all the stuff that’s gone on here” said Coach Kalb of his team’s effort.  Although the Huskies scored 13 goals on the night, their penalty killing may have been their most impressive attribute.  They faced 131 minutes in penalties, and allowed only 1 powerplay goal (one of Dylan Apsassin’s goals also came on a 5-on-3 Wolves powerplay).  The big win helped erase a lacklustre performance the night before, and sent the Huskies into the final weekend of the season on a high note. The Huskies top unit also got on the scoresheet, with Cody Kalb registering 1 goal and 4 assists, and Cody Hildebrand notching 3 goals and 2 assists.  Robbie Sidhu was held off the scoresheet, and had to leave the game because of a minor injury in the second period. The Huskies wrap up the regular season with a big two-game set against unbeaten Whitecourt.  The Wolverines will visit the North Peace Arena for games Saturday (Feb. 13th) at 8 o’clock and Sunday (Feb 14th) at 2. – Advertisement – In all, Fort St. John got goals from Steven Fast (2), Dylan Apsassin (3), Luke McInerney, Kole Norris (2), Cody Hildebrand (3), Tyson Pederson, and Cody Kalb. Responding for Slave Lake were Dustin Ghostkeeper and Alex MacIsaac.  Ty Gullickson backstopped the Huskies to his second win in three days, making some key saves particularly on the second-period penalty kills. center_img By Jon Zacks Apsassin’s linemates also got in on the act, with Steven Fast scoring 2 goals and five assists, and Kole Norris chipping in 2 goals and 3 assists.  “It’s fun playing with those guys” said Apsassin of the chemistry he is finding with the second line.  “Speed and skill” said Coach Bob Kalb of the line.  “Speed kills in this game, and they’ve got the skill to go with it.”  His comments were exemplified by a sensational goal from Norris, who batted in a knee-height pass from Fast, leaving Wolves goaltender Travis Chartier exasperated.  “I think we’re coming together on some specialty teams, we certainly got lots of practice killing penalties this weekend” said Coach Kalb of his team’s readiness.  “We’re in a good spot right now.” It looked like they just couldn’t wait to redeem themselves.  After a disappointing 6-4 loss in Slave Lake on Saturday night, the Huskies got back on track Sunday, with a 13-2 win over the Wolves.last_img read more

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Deputy Injured in Motorcycle Accident

first_imgPICO RIVERA — A sheriff’s motorcycle deputy responding to a traffic collision was injured Friday when his motorcycle was hit from behind by another vehicle in an intersection, authorities said. Deputy Eric Rude was heading toward a reported collision. An elderly woman crashed her car into the side of an Arco gas station shortly before 10 a.m. at Washington and Paramount boulevards in Pico Rivera, officials at the scene said. As Rude entered the intersection, a black SUV struck his motorcycle from behind, pushing Rude into a pole at the Arco station, officials said. Authorities closed off the two boulevards to land a rescue helicopter to transport Rude to a hospital. The deputy suffered broken ribs and other injuries, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening, officials said. For the complete story, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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‘Frail pensioner’ has conviction over-turned in row over turf

first_imgA frail pensioner who had been found guilty of attacking a man with a stick in a row over turf on a Donegal bog has had her conviction overturned.Annie Healy, who is in her 70s, had previously been found guilty of assaulting Charles O’Donnell at a bog in Lettermacaward on April 23rd, 2017. The court heard how Mr O’Donnell of Derrydruel arrived at the bog at 9am having spent the previous evening filling bags of turf.However, when he arrived he claimed he found Ms Healy and another person shifting the bags to another location.A stand-off ensued and he claimed that Ms Healy then picked up a stick and struck him with it in the forehead and face.Photos of his injuries were shown to Judge John Aylmer during the district court appeal hearing at Letterkenny Circuit Court.Mr O’Donnell also claimed that the driver of a turf-cutting machine, Patrick Bonner also attacked him by kicking him.Both Mr Bonner and Mrs Healy deny that any assault ever took place on Mr O’Donnell.However, on his evidence, the alleged victim said “She had gone mad and started using abusive language. I was in a daze for a time after she hit me.”Letterkenny courthouse. Pic by Donegal Daily.He added that he left the bog immediately and contacted the Gardai.Mrs Healy, of Driumlaghdrid, Lettermacaward, denied she ever struck Mr O’Donnell but said he had had it in for her family for many years.When cross-examined by her own solicitor, Mr Cormac Hartnett, Mrs Healt replied: “At my age, how would I have lifted a stick that heavy?”Mr Bonner denied that he had even got off his machine and denied that he ever kicked Mr O’Donnell.Having considered the matter, Jude Aylmer said there was no degree of proof needed in the case that Mr O’Donnell had actually been assaulted.He allowed the appeal in the case and struck out the charges of assault against Mrs Healy and Mr Bonner.‘Frail pensioner’ has conviction over-turned in row over turf was last modified: March 3rd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Annie HealyCharles O’DonnellLettermacawardPatrick Bonnerturflast_img read more

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DONEGAL WAKES TO OVERNIGHT SNOWFALLS

first_imgIt might have been one of the mildest winters on record but Donegal woke to a late flurry of snow this morning.Motorists were forced to clear snow from their cars as temperatures plunged overnight as our picture taken at Mountain Top, Letterkenny shows.Residents in Letterkenny, Milford and Termon were among the areas worst hit by the March snowfalls. Gardai were last night warning motorists to drive with care as temperatures were once again forecast to plunge below freezing.“Some people might think the worst of the winter is behind us but we would ask them to drive carefully over the next couple of days.“Temperatures have dropped considerably and that brings an added danger to our roads,” said a Garda spokesman.The late snowfalls left picture-postcard scenes of Mt Errigal and Muckish. “It was a nice surprise to wake up to. I have daffodils up in the garden and they were surrounded by snow. It was lovely.“Just as long as it doesn’t get too heavy,” said Letterkenny pensioner May McMenamin. DONEGAL WAKES TO OVERNIGHT SNOWFALLS was last modified: March 4th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldonegal weathersnowlast_img read more

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Fugitive lied, brother says

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remakeHis brother’s wife left for Mexico about four months ago, taking their children with her, Raymundo Sandoval said. The father of three remains in Los Angeles County jail, without bail, awaiting extradition to Illinois, authorities said. “He’s wanted for a 1988 case out of Cook County Sheriff’s area. (There was) a bond set at the time by a judge. One of the caveats was, the judge denied Sandoval permission to leave the state,” said Penny Mateck, a spokeswoman for Cook County Sheriff’s Police. Sandoval is scheduled to appear Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court. El Monte police Detective Ralph Batres said it could take up to two weeks before Sandoval returns to Illinois. Sandoval was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. A live-scan fingerprint revealed the outstanding warrant by the Cook County Sheriff’s Police. Staff Writers Ruby Gonzales and Claudia Palma contributed to this story. marianne.love@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EL MONTE – The brother of a fugitive murder suspect from Illinois arrested by El Monte police during a routine DUI checkpoint said Francisco Sandoval lied to his family about the 1988 charges. Raymundo Sandoval said Wednesday his brother told family members he didn’t do anything, left the Chicago area, headed for Mexico and showed up on their El Monte doorstep about five years ago. “He said `They put me in jail,’ but they let him go. He said everything was taken care of, `I have nothing to hide.’ He was so calm,” Raymundo Sandoval, 58, said from his brother’s apartment, which has a sign on the front door saying, “God bless you!” Francisco Sandoval, 55, used the alias Leonel Sanchez Valencia and worked as a car salesman, authorities said. He is wanted on two counts of homicide, three counts of aggravated battery and two counts of armed violence, authorities said Wednesday. last_img
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Donley and Kraemer Earn PFL Weekly Honors

first_imgDonley was named PFL Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season. He hit a career-best 48-yard field goal and scored nine points in Drake’s 52-7 PFL victory against Jacksonville, Saturday. He also booted a successful on-side kick late in the second quarter that was recovered by Drake and set up a quick strike score by Kraemer. Donley’s 48-yard field goal was the second longest in the PFL this season and put Drake ahead 45-7 in the third quarter. He also converted all six of his PAT kicks. Kraemer was named PFL Offensive Player of the Week as he threw four touchdown passes, while just playing three quarters. He completed 15-of-18 passes for 268 yards. His first two touchdown tosses each went to Steven Doran from 49 and 55 yards out. Kraemer then connected with Connor Ostrander for touchdown on consecutive plays. He hit Ostrander from 13 yards out with 1:52 left in the first half then, after Drake recovered an on-side kick, Kraemer hit Ostrander again from 28-yards out eight seconds later to push the Drake lead to 35-7. Both Ostrander (6 receptions, 102 yards) and Doran (2 receptions 104 yards) posted 100-yard receiving outings. Print Friendly Version ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University football’s Danny Donley and Grant Kraemer garnered Pioneer Football League weekly honors on Sunday, Nov. 19last_img read more

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Driving ambition to prepare Donegal for Irish Open 2018

first_imgDonegal could be showcasing golf-themed landscaped roundabouts by the time visitors arrive for the Irish Open 2018.Inishowen Councillor Paul Canning asked Donegal County Council to allow for a golf-themed design to be manicured on roundabouts on the main roads to Ballyliffin Golf Club, where the tournament will be hosted.Cllr Canning suggested that the expertise of Donegal’s golf course greenkeepers could be used to create signature designs for promotion. Speaking at the July sitting of the Donegal County Council meeting, Cllr Canning said: “We have a number of roundabouts leading to Ballyliffin, there is an onus on us to manicure the design of the actual roundabouts to advertise the Letterkenny golf club as well as the Irish Open.”John McLaughlin, Director of Service, Roads and Transportation, said additional planting and landscaping could be done to show the county in the best light. Proposals could be developed by Council parks staff for consideration for the 2018 Budget, he replied.Hats off to Rory McIlroyCllr Martin Harley said the opportunity gained by Donegal hosting the Irish Open must be welcomed. “We have to take our hats off to Rory McIlroy, without his backing it wouldn’t be coming to Ballyliffin. We have to welcome this opportunity to the county and we can work with all the businesses to make this a great year for golf and businesses in Donegal.”Don’t inflate prices“I would ask that all businesses don’t price themselves out of it that people come here for a good deal and don’t go away with sour tastes in their mouth,” Cllr Harley said.“It is a great family day out. It is a great opportunity for kids to see people at the top of their sport.Planning team Cllr Bernard McGuinness also welcomed the upcoming arrival of the prestigious tournament to Donegal.He said the sooner an implementation plan was started the better. He stated the Council should bring all authorities and interested parties into a dedicated council team.“The one big question we have is roads and how to manage the traffic. I have no doubt the our team in the county will rise to that occasion. We need to get all this together. It is going to take time and the sooner we start the better,” Cllr McGuinness said.World watching Cllr John Ryan said all stakeholders need to get involved before Donegal is showcased to the world.“It’s quite unique from a coverage point of view. A soccer game is 90 minutes, this goes on for four days. Ballyliffin and Donegal will be highlighted on a very large stage.“You’re going to get people all over the US and Europe that are watching the showcase and wanting to come to Ballyliffin.”“Now is the time to get all the stakeholders together to make sure we put ourselves on the map correctly,” Cllr Ryan  said.Liam Ward Director of Service with Donegal County Council said there is no question the Council will be more than willing to play its part in the success of the year.Driving ambition to prepare Donegal for Irish Open 2018 was last modified: July 24th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ballyliffin Golf ClubCllr Bernard McGuinnessCllr John RyanCllr Martin HarleyDonegal County CouncilPaul Canninglast_img read more

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Stardust Finds Burnt Rock in Comet Dust

first_imgIn a surprise upset, scientists analyzing cometary material returned from the Stardust mission found minerals that must have glowed white-hot when they formed.  Comets were long thought to have formed in the outer fringes of the solar nebula or in the Oort Cloud, far from the sun where it’s icy cold and calm.  They were supposed to represent pristine material from the time before planets formed.  Whether this glazed material found in Comet Wild 2 fragments represents later processing as the comet neared the sun, or means that solar nebula material involved a great deal of mixing early on (meaning that no unprocessed material remains), or formed around other stars – or some other possibility – will require additional study.  Sources: BBC News, National Geographic, University of Washington and JPL press releases.  The later states, “Comets, they said, may not be as simple as the clouds of ice, dust and gases they were thought to comprise.  They may be diverse with complex and varied histories.”  The scientists found olivine (common to volcanic lavas), and “exotic, high-temperature minerals rich in calcium, aluminum and titanium.”  According to the BBC article, the two leading theories are (1) that the material was cooked by other stars, or (2) that it was cooked by the sun then blasted to far distances by a so-called “X-wind” process.  But Stardust co-investigator Mike Zolensky admitted, “This raises as many questions as answers.  We can’t answer them all just yet.” For years—for decades—they have been telling us that comets held the secrets to the early solar system.  Drifting in the dark cold of the outer realms of the sun, comets were supposed to have accreted slowly from the original dust and ice of a molecular cloud.  They only neared the sun when perturbed by a passing star and were flung into the sun’s neighborhood.  This thinking has its origin in Laplace’s Nebular Hypothesis of the late 1700s.  Today’s news is a complete turnaround.  Now we have actual material from a live comet, showing that at least some of the material was so hot it was incandescent.  Some of the material looks like it was born in the fires of a rocky planet.  What Stardust has found will rewrite the textbooks and renders many a TV documentary obsolete.  An ounce of data is worth a ton of speculation.  That’s why the public should support sample-return and onsite-reconnaissance missions like Stardust, regardless of their opinions on origins and ages of things, if for no other reason than the entertainment of watching experts squirm.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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