Cougars Jump Out Early, Beat Pilots

first_img Written by Associated Press Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball/WCC FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – An offensive show by the BYU baseball team and a strong outing from starter Jordan Wood gave the Cougars game one against Portland 10-1 Thursday night at Larry H. Miller Field. Game Summary March 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local Cougars Jump Out Early, Beat Pilots The Cougars return to Larry H. Miller Field for game two of the three-game series against the Pilots on Friday, Mar. 22, at 6 p.m. MDT. The link to live streaming can be found here. “I think we learned a little bit Tuesday night at Utah Valley,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “We got up seven runs and lost that lead, so the feeling in the dugout tonight was a little bit different. If there is one guy you want on the mound it’s Jordan. He’s just a bulldog out there.”  Player Highlightscenter_img The Cougars scored five runs in the first inning to take an early lead. BYU is 5-0 when scoring in the first inning and 8-1 when earning the first run of the game this season.In the second inning, Jackson Cluff and Keaton Kringlen each brought in a run to bring the score to 7-0.The Pilots scored their only run in the fourth inning after a double to left field.BYU added two more runs in the seventh following a triple by Danny Gelalich and singles from Brian Hsu and Cluff. In the first inning, Bryan Call singled to left field to give BYU (15-5, 2-2 WCC) momentum early. Brock Hale earned the first walk of the night and Cluff was hit by a pitch to load the bases with one out on the board. Austin Deming also walked to bring in the first run of the game before Mitch McIntyre doubled to right field for three runs. Noah Hill rounded it out with an RBI to bring the score to a dominant 5-0 lead. Jordan Wood threw eight full innings, tallying six strikeouts. In the fourth, sixth and seventh innings, Portland had two runners on base, but Wood closed out each inning without allowing a run. Wood’s ERA is now at 1.54 on the year as he improves to 3-0. Jordan Wood: W (3-0), 8.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 KJackson Cluff: 2-3, 2B 2 RBI, 2 R, BBMitch McIntyre: 1-4, 2B, 3 RBI, HBP The Pilots (15-7, 1-3) scored their only run of the game in the fourth inning after a double to left field, bringing the score to 7-1. In the bottom of the fifth, Danny Gelalich tripled down the right field line and was sent home as Hsu hit a single on the next pitch. An error advanced Hsu to second base and an RBI by Cluff gave BYU an eight-run lead. In the second inning, Cluff’s second time at bat resulted in an RBI as he doubled to center field. With two outs on the board, Keaton Kringlen added his own single to bring a runner home and extend the Cougars’ lead to 7-0.last_img read more

Prince’s Entire Catalog Will Hit Streaming Services In A Matter Of Days

first_imgThe beloved pop star Prince left behind an extraordinary catalog of music when he passed away last year. Though many have been unable to listen to it, due to restrictions on his music’s availability on streaming platforms, that will soon be changing.According to the New York Post, Warner Bros. has finally made a deal with major streaming outlets like Spotify, Google Play, and Apple Music. The music will be made available on those outlets on February 12th, the day of the Grammys. Their source says, “The switch gets turned on for everybody during the Grammys.”Though the companies have yet to make an official statement, purple-colored billboards for Spotify have been popping up in major cities across the globe. Prince was generally opposed to streaming services, believing that they do not work in the best interest of the musician. Still, fans everywhere will relish the opportunity to listen to Prince’s iconic catalog in just a few short days.[Via CoS]last_img read more

Norman Park property bought by couple looking to renovate

first_img32 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.A professional couple wanting to live closer to Brisbane’s CBD have bought a three-storey Norman Park home for $1.95 million. Originally priced at $2.3 million, LJ Hooker Bulimba marketing agent Vicki Davis said the couple’s son and daughter-in-law owned an award-winning building design and interiors company at Woolloongabba and would be carrying out some renos to the home.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“The couple appreciate the home’s original features and charm and I am sure it will be a tasteful and sympathetic renovation which will no doubt further enhance the Brisbane riverfront,” Ms Davis said. 32 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park. The amazing views from 32 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.There are dual-living options with two self-contained levels each including a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living space.Features include timber floors and VJ walls.The 405sq m property is a short walk to Norman Park Ferry terminal and close to schools and parks.last_img read more

Champions League tonight

first_imgCeltic lost their opening game 7-0 to Barcelona while City beat Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0.Manager Brendan Rogers says they can improve from their defeat at the Nou Camp two weeks ago. Arsenal are without Francis Coquelin and Olivier Giroud for tonight’s meeting with Basel at the Emirates.Both players are injured.At Celtic Park the Hoops host Manchester City.last_img

Pallone Addresses High Cost of Prescription Drugs Through Proposed Legislation

first_img“Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi’s radical plan would end the current market-based system that has made the United States the global leader in developing innovative, lifesaving treatments and cures,” Stephen J. Ubl, president and CEO of The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, said in a statement. “It would fundamentally restructure how patients access medicines by giving the federal government unprecedented, sweeping authority to set medicine prices in public and private markets while importing price controls from other countries that restrict access to innovative medicines.” “We’ve known about this for years, but in the last few years, it’s just gotten even worse,” said Pallone, who was joined by three state lawmakers from Monmouth County and other supporters of his legislation. Pallone said he expected action beforethe end of 2019. “We believe that there is no issue of greater importance than that of lowering prescription drug costs for older Americans,” said Brendon Blake, interim associate state director for AARP, New Jersey. “So this is very difficult for them not to negotiate and bring these prices down to at least what’s being charged in other countries or a little more,” he said. “Because if not, then, essentially, they’re going to lose most of their profits. And that’s how we do it.” The bill, still needing a vote by the full House later this year, would allow the federal government to negotiate with drug companies on lower prices. In particular, each year the federal government would create a list of the 250 name brand drugs for which there is no generic competition and then negotiate a price reduction for 25 or more of them, Pallone said. Pallone, a former Long Branch councilman in the 1980s, was introduced by his brother John, the mayor of Long Branch, at the event publicizing the bill. AARP is also on board with the bill. “And in many cases, these countries’prices are four, five times less than whatwe pay here,” he said. “And that’s how weset a ceiling.” Pallone, the ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce committee, comes from a state where pharmaceutical companies, like Merck and Johnson & Johnson, play a key role in New Jersey’s economy. As a member of Congress since 1989, he has taken in $1.4 million in campaign contributions from the pharmaceuticals and health products industry, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. “And when he actually saw this bill, heactually made a favorable comment aboutit,” Pallone said. “It may very well be thatthis is something that’s bipartisan, that wecan get passed in the Senate and that thepresident would sign.” Another feature of the Lower DrugCosts Now Act of 2019 would be to cap, at$2,000, out-of-pocket costs for prescriptiondrugs for people on Medicare. Drug companies that refuse to negotiate below that ceiling would face a penalty, starting at 65 percent of their annual gross sales, all the way up to 95 percent if they still refuse to negotiate, he said. “You know people talk about impeachment, they talk about foreign policy,” he said. “But more than any other issue, I hear about this when I go around, not just among seniors, but with the public at large.” By Philip Sean Currancenter_img Yet some of the foreign countries included in the international pricing index, like the United Kingdom, have socialized health care, where the government picks up the full tab. “There’s no arguing that prescription drug costs are an incredible weight on the shoulder of countless New Jersey residents,” he said. At a time when other issues are facing the country, including efforts by Democrats to impeach President Donald J. Trump, Pallone said he hears a lot about drug costs. “Thank you, mayor,” the elder Pallone said before delivering his remarks. But the measure has its critics. LONG BRANCH – Drug companies would have to negotiate with the federal government to lower prices for prescription medication or face steep financial penalties, under legislation Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-6) is proposing in Congress. U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6), with Brendon Blake of AARP-New Jersey, and Assemblywoman JoannDowney (D-11), addressed seniors Oct. 7 at the Long Branch Senior Center about a prescription drug bill be is proposing in Congress.Photo by Philip Sean Curran Pallone, the leader of a House committee dealing with health care, touted the proposed bill before a group of senior citizens Oct. 7 at the Long Branch Senior Center. His measure will give the federal government, through the secretary of Health and Human Services, more of a say in the price of medication, which he said has “skyrocketed.” He cited a report by the AARP which found that the average annual cost of certain drugs went up almost 58 percent from 2012 to 2017. In terms of getting bipartisan support,Pallone noted that Trump has been criticalof drug companies and spoken of the needto bring prescription drug prices down. State Sen. Vin Gopal (D-11), standing atPallone’s side, said the bill “has the abilityto help a lot of people.” “I suspect within the next month or two, certainly by the end of the year, … the committees will vote to send an article of impeachment to the floor,” he said. “And we’ll have a vote. And I will vote to impeach the president.” He said the government would holdprices to no more than 1.2 percent ofthe average price in six countries thathave negotiated prescription drug prices,like France. Pallone, later taking questions from reporters at the Oct. 7 event, repeated his support for impeaching Trump. Democrats contend that the president sought help from the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, who is running for president, as part of a quid pro quo that involved withholding foreign aid to that Eastern European country. A series of committees in the House are probing the matter. last_img read more

Hammerhead Sharks Have 360-degree Stereo Vision

first_imgScientists at Florida Atlantic University have found that the strange heads of hammerhead sharks give them exceptional binocular vision.  This has long been debated.  By placing electrodes in the eyes of three hammerhead species, and comparing the visual overlap they obtain compared to other sharks, the scientists confirmed that there is a “massive 32-degree overlap” in their forward vision, providing stereoscopic acuity, even though the eyes are seemingly pointed in opposite directions.  The researchers concluded, “They have a full 360-degree view of the world.”  The story was reported by Live Science, National Geographic, BBC News, and New Scientist.    Live Science and National Geographic did not mention evolution.  The BBC article mentioned it in passing.  Dr. Michelle Macomb, one of the researchers from Florida Atlantic University, was quoted as saying that “This study has confirmed that vision may have played a role in the evolution of one of the ocean’s most bizarre inhabitants.”  This statement, of course, offers no insight into how that might have occurred.  In the New Scientist article, by contrast, Shanta Barley started right off on a Darwinian foot, mentioning evolution in each of the first three sentences:It’s one of evolution’s most eccentric creations: a head shaped like a hammer.  Now, a study suggests that the hammerhead shark may have evolved its oddly shaped snout to boost the animal’s vision and hunting prowess.    For over a century, scientists have speculated why hammerheads evolved such an odd shape and whether having eyes so far apart would enhance their vision….In the second sentence, Barley made it sound like the shark actively evolved its vision for a purpose – a very un-Darwinian notion.  Her choice of title suggests the explanation is, instead, Kiplingian: “Why the hammerhead shark got its hammer.”    On a related subject, New Scientist and the BBC News reported on research by marine ecologist Andrea Marshall, “queen of the manta rays.”  The shark relatives she studies enjoy a remarkable mutualistic symbiosis with other fish that groom and clean them in “beauty parlors”.  Marshall told New Scientist,Cleaning stations are pretty well known in the marine environment, but for manta rays it’s an extraordinary event.  Because they are so large, “cleaner fish” partition up the ray and clean different parts of the animal.  It looks so co-operative and gentlemanly.  The mantas have to eat 14 per cent of their body weight a week in plankton, so any time taken out from feeding has to be invested in something important.  As they can spend up to 8 hours having parasites removed and shark bite marks cleaned, it must be detrimental if they’re not groomed.Evolution was only mentioned briefly in the BBC article to say that a “vestigial sting” in the manta suggests it evolved from the sting ray.  Both articles contain video clips of manta rays in action.  In the New Scientist clip, Marshall said that when she saw one of the giant rays swim over her head in the waters off Mozambique, she was “awestruck by its beauty.” Who gave hammerheads 360-degree stereo vision?  Did they think it up on their own and “evolve” their heads and eyes on purpose?  That would be oxymoronic.  There’s nothing evolutionary about this.  In the manta ray “beauty parlors” we see cooperation among creatures – not competition and survival of the fittest.  The cleaner fish act like mechanics on fighter jets that keep the craft in good repair while earning gainful employment.    Whether or not mantas have vestigial stingers should be critiqued.  If so, it might only suggest a divergence within the ray “kind” (baramin) that represents devolution, not evolution.  Design scientists would approach the structure to see if it has a function.  That approach has many times proved more fruitful than the vestigial organ story (08/21/2009).    Evolution itself is a vestigial organ of explanation.  It will vanish by intelligently designed thought processes.  We should focus instead on the design of these creatures and enjoy learning more about them.  Proper thinking will result in awe.(Visited 49 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

10 Tips for New and Seasoned Geocachers

first_imgWe were all there at one time or another—searching through the woods for something, staring at our phone or GPS, still somewhat unsure of what we were doing or if anything was actually there.Now that you know much more about geocaching, it’s time to share your tips for new geocachers. We’ve put together a Pinterest board featuring 10 of the top tips for new geocachers. Share it with the new geocachers you know and then post your favorite new geocacher tips to the Geocaching Facebook Page.Check Out Our 10 Newbie Geocacher Tips on Pinterest(Hier kannst Du den Artikel auf Deutsch lesen)Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedAnnouncing the November Featured Geocacher of the MonthNovember 21, 2012In “Community”Caution: Geocacher in trainingOctober 3, 2017In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”January Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsJanuary 9, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

Interview: Jeremy Ashkenas Talks About CoffeeScript

first_imgJeremy Ashkenas is the developer of CoffeeScript, a programming languages that compiles to JavaScript. Imagine JavaScript but with all the whitespace goodness of Python or Ruby.Ashkenas works for DocumentCloud, a Knight Foundation funded organization, producing several open source projects including backbone.js and Underscore.js. He is a two-time winner of the Apps for America contest for his applications Know Thy Congressman and Quakespotter. He also created Ruby-Processing.Sample CoffeeScriptKlint Finley: You work for DocumentCloud where you work on several open source projects. What made you decide to create yet another open source project in the form of create CoffeeScript on the side?Jeremy Ashkenas: I’ve been working with JavaScript-heavy web applications for a while now, and the germ of the idea for something like CoffeeScript had been kicking around in the back of my head for a long time: A language that takes out the frustrating and overly verbose bits of JS, and provides a safer, briefer way to stick to the good parts.There are many different ways to skin the JavaScript cat. I’d consider both CoffeeScript and Underscore.js to be two different approaches to the same sort of problem.If the question is “why is CoffeeScript not a DocumentCloud project?” – it’s because I can’t justify using it for the main DocumentCloud development. Imagine trying to hire someone. “You’ll have to learn to use a new language that we made up…”What is “literate-programming” and how did you get interested in it?Literate Programming is an old (ancient) idea pioneered by Donald Knuth, who wrote a book with the same title. The idea is to write your source code as if it were an essay for a person to read, instead of a series of instructions for a machine to execute.This involves trying to craft your code in a rhetorical style: introducing the big ideas, fleshing out the details in logical sections, referencing relevant portions… At the time, code was often written in a specific order of definition, and a large part of Knuth’s work involved “tangling” and “weaving” the code back into machine-order.For an example of a Knuth-style program, check out his version of Adventure, in Fortran:But the interesting thing about literate programming, especially these days, is the use of higher-level languages. Code is interesting as a form of written expression because it has a strange dual audience: you write text which is going to be read both by the machine, and the human reader. And you have to find a way to effectively address both at once.The entire history of programming language evolution has been a story of being able to address the human reader more and more directly and the machine more and more indirectly as computers get faster and we’re able to get farther and farther away from machine code.Literate programming is the explicit acknowledgement of this dual audience, and takes a stand on it: We’re going to address the human reader as best we can.What’s next for CoffeeScript now that it’s passed the 1.0 mark?Hopefully, stability and uptake. CoffeeScript has been very much a community effort. If you look at the contribution graph.I’d like to see the language settle down, get all the edge cases in the syntax worked out, and see if we can shrink down and polish the compiler (although right now it’s only a bit over 2K lines of code).For big features in the future, there are exciting things afoot with JavaScript engines providing better support for source-to-JS compiled languages. Mozilla is hoping to provide source-position mapping in a future version of Firefox, which would enable CoffeeScript to be used more directly, and more seamlessly, than at present. For example, line numbers in exceptions would correctly map to the original .coffee.What advantage would using CoffeeScript give a developer over pure JavaScript?There are a number of advantages (and disadvantages):You get to use a more succinct, consistent syntax – my CoffeeScript ports of JS libs often wind up with around 1/3 less code.You’re using a language that embraces the good parts of JavaScript while avoiding the snake pits: there’s no coercive equality, with(), prototype-chain-mucking-about, fall-through-switch-statements, incorrectly chained comparisons … and so on.The CoffeeScript you write ends up running as fast as (and often faster than) the JS you would have written.The main reason why CoffeeScript ends up being faster for many apps is that you can avoid slow forEach() statements, and get the speed of native for loops for many operations, without having to write it by hand.There are also a large number of helpful features in CoffeeScript: correct prototype-based-clases, comprehensions over arrays and objects, bound function literals, safe, lexical variables, destructuring assignment…And the disadvantages?The main disadvantage lies in introducing yet another compile step in between you and your JavaScript. We try to mitigate that disadvantage as much as possible by compiling into clean, readable JavaScript. And by providing conveniences like –watch, which can keep an entire directory of CoffeeScript files always up-to-date. Save a .coffee file, refresh the browser, and you’re good to go.The other disadvantage is the same as using any other minor language: you’re going to have a hard time finding collaborators who already know CoffeeScript. But if you know JavaScript, you can probably pick it up (all of it) in an hour or two.Do developers need to know JavaScript in order to learn CoffeeScript?Yes. The underlying semantics of CoffeeScript are the same as JavaScript.So the same tricks, tips, and techniques largely apply.Does it play nice with frameworks like JQuery?Yes. Very nice. Because the semantics are the same, CoffeeScript can interoperate seamlessly with any JavaScript project: Node.js, jQuery, Prototype, Narwhal, MooTools…And, interestingly, the opposite is also true. Using a library that is written in CoffeeScript, from JavaScript — you would never know that it’s not a JS library, under the hood. This is one of the main differences from other compile-to-JS languages.What are some of the most interesting projects you’ve seen created in CoffeeScript?There are a number to browse around here… but my favorites:riak-js is a lovely Riak clientstephank’s orona is an amazing HTML5 port of an old tank game. Full game here.Coffee-resque is a nice port of the popular Reque background job system.What programming languages influenced the design of CoffeeScript?It’s a bit of Ruby, a dash of Python, and a good part homebrewed. But we’re just talking about syntactic influence here. The actual working logic is 100% JavaScript. JavaScript also being a syntactic influence, naturally.What is your favorite language besides CoffeeScript?I really dig JavaScript, I have to say.Awesome – that’s a wrap! Unless there’s anything else you’d like to say.Just that it’s an exciting time for JavaScript in general. We have a bit of a perfect storm going on at the moment, with incredibly fast implementations. JavaScript is arguably the fastest mainstream dynamic language in existence, at this point. New server-side implementations in the form of Node.js. Great APIs for application building in the form of HTML5. And the willingness of browser makers to embrace experiments with compile-to-JS languages.It’s totally not rocket science to try and work on a syntax for an existing language. A lot of folks who haven’t taken compiler classes in college think that trying to do a little language is impossible — and I’d like to disabuse them of that notion. The entire source code of CoffeeScript is annotated with explanations to try and make it easier for newcomers to see how the pieces fit together. I’m always encouraged to see lots of little languages sprouting up. 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SC rejects Tamil Nadus plea for review of jallikattu verdict

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The Supreme Court today dismissed the plea of the Tamil Nadu government seeking review of the 2014 judgement banning use of bulls for jallikattu events in the state and bullock-cart races across the country.A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and R F Nariman rejected the state governments review petition, filed in 2014 through its Chief Secretary, saying that it was illegal and unconstitutional as the taming of bulls for such an event amounted to “cruelty”.Senior advocate Shekhar Naphade, appearing for the state, submitted during the hearing that the jallikattu is not cruel as a whole, and instances of animal torture are isolated cases.The apex court had on January 21 dismissed similar pleas for re-examination of the 2014 judgement.A bench of Justices Gopala Gowda and P C Ghose, during in -chamber proceedings, had dismissed the review petitions filed by some residents of Tamil Nadu seeking reconsideration of the ban order on the controversial bull-taming sport.On January 8, the Centre had issued a notification lifting the ban on jallikattu in Tamil Nadu with certain restrictions, which was challenged in the apex court by Animal Welfare Board of India, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, a Bangalore-based NGO and others.The apex court had stayed the notification.Jallikattu, also known Eruthazhuvuthal, is a bull-taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as a part of the Pongal harvest festival.The court in its 2014 judgement had said that bulls cannot be used as performing animals, either for Jallikattu events or bullock-cart races in the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra or elsewhere in the country and banned their use across the country.advertisementThe apex court had declared Tamil Nadu Regulation of Jallikattu Act, 2009 as constitutionally void, being violative or Article 254(1) of the Constitution. PTI ABA SJK RKS SClast_img read more

10 months agoArsenal midfielder Xhaka ‘unhappy’ after Brighton draw

first_imgArsenal midfielder Xhaka ‘unhappy’ after Brighton drawby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka admits they must improve after their 1-1 draw with Brighton.The Switzerland international started in midfield, before moving into a back three for a goalless second half.Xhaka said, “Of course we wanted to take three points. We tried our best and I think we had a good game today, but maybe with a bit of luck we could have got the three points. We’re not so happy at the moment.”At 1-0 we had two or three good chances where the keeper was excellent. But after it went to 1-1, from our corner and a long ball, it can happen but if you come here and concede a goal like this, it’s not good enough.”It was difficult in the second half. Brighton were good in defence, they stayed compact and played on the counter. We had chances, not as many as in the first half, but that’s football and we have to improve a lot of things.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more