Warriors’ Joe Lacob on Patrick McCaw’s absence: “I don’t really understand it”

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceWarriors majority owner Joe Lacob spoke the thoughts of many Warriors fans and those in the organization regarding Patrick McCaw’s absence through training camp and entering the 2018-19 season.“I don’t really understand it,” Lacob told Bay Area News Group recently. “It completely befuddles me. I’m at a loss.”McCaw declined the Warriors’ $1.7 million qualifying offer that would have made him a restricted free agent. …last_img

Read More

Darwin’s Sweatshop: Why Ethiopia Made People Hairless

first_imgFive scientists think they have figured out why people walk upright and don’t have fur like other mammals.  They had to evolve in Ethiopia, where it is hot.  This led to the loss of body hair, and the evolution of sweat glands and other adaptations to deal with the heat.    It’s not that the scientists from Caltech, Johns Hopkins and University of Utah actually found evidence for this.  It’s just that they studied rocks from the Turkana Basin, where some important fossils of alleged human ancestors have been found.  According to their analysis of carbonate rocks, the temperature has always been hot and arid in this area – for 4 million years, they claim.  They published their results in PNAS,1 and the story was picked up by Science Daily and PhysOrg.    Although their paper primarily concerned deducing climate and temperature from the rock record, they considered implications for human thermophysiology:This temperature record is relevant to the evolutionary origin or maintenance of a unique suite of adaptations that permit humans to remain active under high ambient heat loads.  For example, upright posture in hot, open environments confers thermophysiological advantages to bipedal hominins owing to reduced interception of direct solar radiation and to displacement of the body away from the near-surface environment, which may be excessively hot due to solar heating.  Derived human traits such as very little body hair, high sweating capacity, and high surface area to volume ratio are also advantageous for daytime activity in hot, arid climates, and temperature is a central variable in hypotheses of behaviors such as long-distance scavenging and persistence hunting.  However, the thermoregulatory advantages of these adaptations arise primarily under very hot, sunny conditions.  Our results suggest that such conditions were relevant to human ecology in the Turkana Basin, either directly within or at the spatial or temporal margins of human-preferred habitats….    Whereas our data are silent on the importance of ambient temperature in shaping human evolution, they comprise a necessary prerequisite for beginning to evaluate temperature-related hypotheses. [italics in original].If this is so, then it should also be a necessary prerequisite for beginning to evaluate the null hypothesis, or for evaluating why such conditions failed to generate similar physiological traits in the other mammals living alongside the humans in the same ecological environment.  It would also make one question why the hominids they believe inhabited South Africa, Europe and Asia for millions of years and during long ice ages did not quickly gain all that body hair right back.  The authors seemed to overlook those parts of the evolutionary logic.    The popular press swallowed it all without question, though.  “The need to stay cool in that cradle of human evolution may relate, at least in part, to why pre-humans learned to walk upright, lost the fur that covered the bodies of their predecessors and became able to sweat more, Johns Hopkins University earth scientist Benjamin Passey said.”  Perhaps they need to consider another uniquely human trait: blushing (see 12/19/2007 commentary).1.  Passey, Levin, Cerling, Brown, and Eiler, “High-temperature environments of human evolution in East Africa based on bond ordering in paleosol carbonates,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online before print June 8, 2010, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1001824107.This has the makings of a great cartoon: the Turkana Gymnasium, where all the camels, wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, oryx, lions, cheetahs, and gerbils all strip down to the skin, stand upright, and work up a sweat under the hot sun, dancing to the beat of “Do the Evolution” (08/31/2006).(Visited 50 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Read More

West Holmes FFA participates in 2019 Holmes County Fair

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 2019 Holmes County Fair Queen Kylie Ramirezand 2019 Holmes County Fair King Macin Hager.The 2019 Holmes County Fair was held August 5th-10th at Harvest Ridge. There were many exciting activities during the week. Kylie Ramirez was crowned fair queen and Macin Hager was fair King. Graduate members Anna Irwin and Gabby Sherman were named attendants. Many FFA members also participated in showing animals and experienced great success throughout the week.Market Hog: Kylie Ramirez was reserve in her division and class winner, she also 7th in senior showmanship. Macin Hager was 4th in senior showmanship. Tierra Slaubaugh was 4th in her class. Cody Miller was 5th in his class. Chloe Shumaker was 2nd in her class. Brayden Shumaker was 5th in his class. Ally Ogi was 2nd in her class. Bree Houin, Lexi Ogi, Maddie Stitzlein, Megan Brannon, Ethan Drzazga, Rebecca Sprang, Hannah Goines, and Samantha Kendall also exhibited a hog.Beef: Tierra Slaubaugh was grand champion Holmes County Bred, 5th overall steer, and 3rd overall in carcass show. Lexi Ogi was 3rd in Holmes County Bred and 3rd in her class. Cody Miller was 2nd in his class, 10th overall, and 6th overall carcass with his market steer, 4th overall with his breeding heifer. Chloe Shumaker was 3rd overall. Samantha Kendall also exhibited at market steer.Horse: Tierra Slaubaugh places 1st in 12 tenderfoot classes. Taryn Grassbaugh placed 1st in western showmanship, western horsemanship, senior flags, english equitation, bareback equitation, and she was the horse supreme showman. Megan Brannon got placed 1st in a class and also got two 2nd place. Ally Ogi placed 1st in contest showmanship, 4th in ranch pleasure, and 3rd place in keyhole. Bree Houin also exhibited a horse.Goats: Macin Hager got champion overall with his breeding doe. Ethan Drzazga was reserve champion with his breeding doe and 3rd overall with his market goat. Cora Crilow got grand champion doe pygmy, grand champion wether pygmy, reserve champion doe pygmy, and pygmy supreme showman. Emma Stitzlein got 4th in her class. Cora Crilow also exhibited a market goat. Megan Brannon got grand and reserve with pygmy goats.Sheep: Macin Hager was 6th overall, Maddie was 5th overall with her market lamb and reserve champion with her breeding ewe. Chloe Shumaker was the supreme showman and was 10th overall. Tierra Slaubaugh, Bree Houin, Ethan Drzazga, and Rebecca Sprang also exhibited at sheep. Dairy: Hayleigh Bender was 5th overall dairy feeder. Ethan Drzazga was reserve champion market dairy steer, Chase Stitzlein was 6th in showmanship and was 2nd in the winter yearling class with his dairy heifer. Amy Hughes was the intermediate showman and the reserve junior champ with her dairy heifer. Rebecca Sprang was junior grand and reserve Ayrshire with her dairy heifers and grand and reserve Ayrshire with her dairy cows. Emma Stitzlein was 2nd in her class with her dairy heifer.Poultry: Cora Crilow was 5th overall with broilers. Megan Brannon and Hannah Goines exhibited a turkey.At the end of the week we had several members compete in the Showman of Showman contest. Chloe Shumaker placed 1st, Cora Crilow placed 2nd, Ethan Drzazga got 5th, and Taryn Grassbaugh got 6th. Congratulations to all FFA members on a great week at the fair!last_img read more

Read More

Weekend Project: Install Web Apps in Chrome or Chromium

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting sarah perez Before you get started, you’ll need to install a developer build of Google Chrome or its open-source counterpart, Chromium. I prefer using Chromium for this sort of project because it allows me to play around while still keeping my default Chrome install a separate, stable version. Step 1: Grab a Developer Build or Chromium BuildTo use a developer build of Google Chrome, go to this page and scroll down to the section called “Subscribing to a channel.” From here, pick the “Dev Channel” for your current OS: Windows, Mac or Linux. Just click the appropriate link to run the installer and launch the browser. Google says: “When Google Chrome users ‘install’ a Web application from the store, a convenient shortcut is added for quickly accessing the app. Installed Web apps can also request advanced HTML5 permissions.” Those HTML5 features can include things like local data storage for faster and offline use of apps and running apps in full-screen mode.If you would prefer to use Chromium, you’ll need to head over to this site instead: build.chromium.org/buildbot/snapshots. On this page, you’ll find folders instead of direct links, each labeled by OS. Click the link for your OS (Linux, Linux-64, Mac or XP -that’s for all Windows users, by the way). Within each folder, you’ll notice a list of build numbers accompanied by a “last modified” date. To get the most recent one, scroll to the bottom of the page and click through to the files listed. Here, grab the installer for your OS; for example, Windows users would download “mini_installer.exe”. Run the installer and launch the browser. Step 2: Edit the ShortcutNext, you’ll need to edit the desktop shortcut for the newly installed browser in order to add the command line flag that enables Web apps. In Windows, right-click on the desktop shortcut, click “Properties,” then place your cursor at the end of the line in the “Target” field. Add a space then type –enable-apps in this field. Click the “OK” button and restart the browser. In Mac, it’s $ open /Applications/Google Chrome.app –args -enable-apps.Note: for more help with startup switches, check out LifeHacker’s guide.Step 3: Install the ExtensionsNow, in Chrome/Chromium go to chrome://extensions, click “Developer Mode” then click “Load Unpacked Extension.” In the window that appears, you’ll need to browse to Chrome’s resources folder. (In Windows, you’ll find it at:(If you’re using Chromium, just look for the “Chromium” folder, not “Chrome.”)For current versions of Windows (Vista/7): %userprofile%AppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplication[Version]resourcesFor Windows XP users: %userprofile%Local SettingsApplication DataGoogleChromeApplication[Version]resourcesOnce you’ve navigated to the appropriate folder, you’ll notice there are three subfolders: gmail_app, calendar_app and docs_app. Click the folder for the app you want to install and it will now appear in the extensions list in Chrome/Chromium. Step 4: Load the Web Apps!OK, here comes the fun part: loading the Web apps themselves. Click the “New Tab” button in Chrome/Chromium like you were about to launch a new Web page and you’ll now see the available Web apps listed. Click the app’s icon to load it into the browser. Once the app is installed, it appears with a large icon that hovers a bit above the tab. Tags:#Browsers#Google#How To#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… At this year’s Google I/O developer conference, the Internet search giant made a surprising announcement: not only was the company releasing a Web-connected “cloud” operating system called “Chrome OS,” it would also include an app store called the “Chrome Web Store” which would help users discover, purchase and install Web applications from a central location.However, you don’t have to wait until Chrome OS debuts to install Chrome Web apps – you can test a few of them now by using a Chrome developer build or Chromium, the open-source browser behind Google Chrome. There are three official Google Web apps already available for testing – Gmail, Calendar and Google Docs. Plus, there are a handful of third-party apps available now, including music apps, Twitter apps, Facebook, games and more. A few of the popular ones are conveniently listed here, for example. To load other Web apps, like those featured here, you have to first download the .crx file to your computer then open it using Chrome/Chromium. You can find more apps to try by browsing through the discussion group for Chromium apps here. Plus, there are even more apps posted here and here, too. Have fun!last_img read more

Read More

#OscarsSoWhite: Will Smith had to google wife Jada Pinkett’s video on diversity debate

first_imgWill Smith has been making headlines these days for speaking out on the lack of diversity in Hollywood.Following his decision to boycott the Oscars ceremony this year, some people have claimed that it is because he himself hasn’t been nominated for an award.ALSO READ:#OscarsSoWhite – Hollywood is experiencing a regression, says Will SmithALSO READ: #OscarsSoWhite – Halle Berry says lack of diversity ‘heartbreaking’, Helen Mirren defends the Academy The 47-year-old actor and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith have been facing criticism for a while for accusing the Academy as Will could not earn a nomination for his biographical sports drama, Concussion. But the actor has discarded all such claims.He recently revealed that he learned about his wife’s Oscar boycott from the paparazzi. The Hancock star said that he got to know from the media that his wife, Jada Pinkett, had posted a video on her Facebook page against the lack of diversity in 2016 Oscar nominations.The actor said in an interview with BBC 1 radio, “I was in Thailand. And I get off of the plane and you know, the paparazzi are like ‘Will! Will! You’re not going to the Oscars. What do you think about Jada’s video?’ ? I had no idea.”Will further added that he had to google the video to see what it was all about.”Let me tell you, if I was the only person of colour nominated, my wife would have made two videos,” Smith added, “She would not have gone with me. Trust.”advertisementlast_img read more

Read More

10 months ago​Makelele blasts Man Utd star Pogba for celebrations

first_img​Makelele blasts Man Utd star Pogba for celebrationsby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveClaude Makelele is not happy with Paul Pogba.The legendary French defensive midfielder believes that Pogba’s goal celebrations are disrespectful.Pogba enjoyed some dance moves with other United players, such as Eric Bailly, after scoring twice in the 4-1 win over Bournemouth.But Makelele does not agree with such displays of flamboyance.Speaking on Astro SuperSport’s Sunday Night Live show, he said: “One example is Thierry Henry. When he scored a goal before, everybody was like, ‘F*****g hell, many goals, he’s never happy’.”One day I tell Thierry, ‘Why?’. He said, ‘It’s the way I celebrate my goal. I know people don’t like this, but I’m like this. I can’t change this.”Pogba, he’s like this, he can’t change this. We accept this – it’s Pogba.”For me, it means sometimes you don’t respect your opponent, you know?”It’s frustrating. I’m fronting Pogba. I want to tell him, ‘Listen, do this in the dressing room, not now. It’s frustrating. You win 4-0, you’re dancing in front of me.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Read More

5 days agoFernandinho: Ederson superb for Man City win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fernandinho: Ederson superb for Man City winby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFernandinho was happy with Manchester City’s 2-0 win at Crystal Palace.Fernandinho again filled in at centre-half on the day.He said: “We just tried to play our style of football and our philosophy. In the first half we scored two goals and controlled the game but at the end of the game they brought on Benteke and he caused some problems for us but Ederson was superb to make the saves.”They started to play long balls and high balls for their tall players. But if we scored the goals from the chances we created it would have been a different game.”On playing at centre-back, he added: “It was fine. In the first half we controlled out actions and didn’t concede any chances. But in the second half we dropped our concentration but overall we were better and deserved the win.”The Premier League is so tough, so hard, so we just try to win our games and do our job. We focus on winning every game. That is all we can do.” last_img read more

Read More

Opinion Ohio State regains top form with JT Barrett starting

OSU redshirt sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) runs with the ball during a game against Rutgers on Oct. 24 at High Point Solutions Stadium. OSU won, 49-7. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorAfter Saturday’s 49-7 win against Rutgers, it is apparent that redshirt sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett has earned his starting position within the offensive unit.Ohio State coach Urban Meyer announced last week the news of Barrett starting over redshirt junior Cardale Jones for the first time in the 2015 season. Barrett was able to take the reins in the 2014 season as the previous starter, Braxton Miller, was injured before the season even began.Barrett went 11-1 as the starting quarterback before he was injured with a broken ankle in the fourth quarter against Michigan on Nov. 29 while the Buckeyes led 28-21. Jones then stepped into the starting position leading the Buckeyes through three major wins, one being the National Championship.After the celebration of the team’s success had finally settled down, the two quarterbacks geared up for one of the most publicized quarterback battles in college football history.The decision to claim one starter above the other seemed inevitable to all fans, but when it came down to it, the coaches had a much tougher decision, as both Jones and Barrett have a multitude of valuable qualities that they bring to the field.Jones’ confidence on and off the field gave him the ability to lead the Buckeyes to a 10-0 record as the starting quarterback. Meanwhile, Meyer has described Barrett as a “humble perfectionist,” which is shown through his leadership, as evidenced by the fact that he was voted as a captain this season.While both quarterbacks have different attributes that allow them to shine, the decision to claim one over the other as starter just didn’t seem possible. Within the first seven games for the Buckeyes, both Jones and Barrett saw significant time, allowing both athletes to make a case for why each deserves the big spot. With the OSU offense looking in disarray, the coaching staff looked for an answer, and they found it against Penn State.It wasn’t until the “Dark Night at the ‘Shoe” that the decision was clear. Barrett went from the red zone quarterback to taking over for Jones full time in the second half. Winning 38-10 over Penn State revealed the high-powered Buckeyes we all remember from the 2014 season.After Barrett was named the starting quarterback following his performance against Penn State, the stage was set for the game against Rutgers. He proved himself more than worthy of the starting position by leading the Buckeyes to their most impressive blowout of a lesser opponent this season. Barrett led the Buckeyes to a 49-7 win in which he had 324 total yards of offense, with three passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns.The Buckeyes’ offense finally revealed what the defending champions’ fans have been waiting to see this season. As the Buckeyes took the field with their new starting quarterback it was as if a sense of rejuvenation, readiness and confidence had been draped upon them; the team was and now is more ready than ever before.With Barrett leading the charge, we all witnessed the best game performed by OSU thus far.Although it may be eight games into the season, the Buckeyes finally look like they have a vision in mind for a second straight championship. As the captain led the team to victory, one can conclude that, with Barrett in the starting position, the Buckeyes have a bright future ahead. read more

Read More