Japanese champion coach hopes to face PBA teams next time in Terrific 12

first_imgRyukyu Golden Kings vs Guangzhou Long-Lions during The Asia League’s The Terrific 12 Final match at Studio City Event Center on 23 September 2018, in Macau, Macau. Photo by Marcio Rodrigo Machado / Power Sport Images for Asia LeagueMACAU—The Asia League Terrific 12 saw several of the biggest basketball clubs in Asia pitted against each other in a preseason spectacle.Championship-caliber teams from China, Korea, Chinese-Taipei, and Japan’s professional teams all converged in Macau to test each other’s skills and also prepare for their upcoming seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Hardest worker’ Mariano steps up big time for shorthanded Ginebra LATEST STORIES PBA clubs NLEX and Blackwater were able to represent the Philippines in the Summer Super 8 since the league was on break between the Commissioner’s and Governors’ Cups but the scheduling conflict prevented any PBA professional team to fly to Macau.Sassa, whose Golden Kings own four B.League titles, is familiar with the Philippine national team’s previous dribble drive system under then head coach Chot Reyes.The 34-year-old Sassa is a member of the Japanese national team coaching staff and saw the Philippines up close in several occasions.“I fought against the Philippines as a coach and they have the dribble drive,” said Sassa who believes the Asia League is more than basketball and would give the different players of various nationalities to experience different cultures.“I hope teams from other leagues can join so that we can experience the different cultures and traditions.”ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With all those talents gathered together at Studio City, there was one league that was absent from the party and that was the PBA.With the ongoing Governors’ Cup, the PBA couldn’t send a team to the pocket tournament and iECO, which was composed of the core of PBA D-League Foundations Cup champion Go for Gold, represented the Philippines instead.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 ChrissNewly-minted Terrific 12 champion coach Norio Sassa of Ryukyu, however, hopes the PBA would send its top teams to the competition.“I hope the PBA teams can come in,” said Sassa after their title-winning game over Guangzhou of the Chinese Basketball Association, 85-76, Sunday.last_img read more


U.S. economic growth slowing, key index says

first_imgNEW YORK – The U.S. economy should expand only slightly in coming months as it continues to lose steam, a gauge of future growth showed Thursday. But a resilient labor market indicates the economy remains generally healthy, economists said. The Conference Board said its index of leading economic indicators climbed a tepid 0.1 percent to 137.4 in March, as expected. The index is designed to forecast economic activity over the next three to six months. The latest reading reverses two consecutive months of declines. Despite the increase, the index is still below its most recent high of 138.6 in January 2006 and the year-ago level of 138.5 in March 2006. “What we’re seeing is slowing growth and that the economy is losing steam,” said Ken Goldstein, labor economist for The Conference Board. But he said the drop of 0.3 percent in the index of leading indicators over the last six months is not big enough to indicate the economy is in any real danger. The mixed economic news in recent months suggest the economy “could go one way or the other,” Goldstein said. “The winds are not all blowing in one direction. Who knows? Maybe after Labor Day, we might be talking about an economy picking up steam,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The reading tracks 10 economic indicators. Six of those readings were positive in March: initial unemployment claims, weekly manufacturing hours, real money supply, vendor performance, building permits, and manufacturers’ new orders for consumer goods and materials. The negative contributors were stock prices, consumer expectations, interest rate spread and manufacturers’ new orders for nondefense capital goods. In other economic data, the Labor Department said weekly applications for unemployment benefits slipped by 4,000 to 339,000 after hitting a two-month high a week earlier. The decline in jobless claims was significantly smaller than the expected drop of around 20,000. But economists said the data signaled the labor market remains generally sound even with economic growth slowing over the past year. Economists have said that as long as the labor market remains steady and there are jobs available, consumers may continue to feel optimistic. Consumer spending has been one of the pillars of the economy’s growth, though there are concerns that higher gas prices and the slumping housing market may undermine spending. last_img read more


Dembele can join Barca for right price – Dortmund

first_img“Otherwise he will stay with us – it’s as simple as that.”The 20-year-old Dembele attempted to force Dortmund into selling him to the Spanish giants by boycotting training last week, which led to him being indefinitely suspended, after Borussia rejected an initial bid.Barcelona are eager to sign Dembele and Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho to replace Neymar, who left for Paris Saint-Germain.Frenchman Dembele has a contract until 2021 with the German club.Reports claim Dortmund want 130 million euros ($152m) for the player they paid Rennes 15m euros for last year, after rejecting an initial offer of 80 million, plus a 40m bonus.Should Barcelona fail to meet the asking price, Dembele will have some bridges to build at Dortmund.“Of course there is a way back and that will be on September 1 when a transfer is no longer possible,” said Zorc.“The decision will not be met on transfer deadline day, it will be before that.“The situation is very challenging, we haven’t said it was easy.”Zorc confirmed reports Dembele has left Dortmund.“We know where he is, he’s in France. We had contact with his staff and his advisors,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ousmane Dembele is under contract at Borussia Dortmund until 2021 © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEBERLIN, Germany, Aug 19 – Borussia Dortmund will sell wantaway winger Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona if their price is met, the German club said Saturday.“We have a clear position and a clear idea (of the price). If this idea is met, then he will transfer this summer,” Dortmund director of sport Michael Zorc told Sky before their match at Wolfsburg on the first weekend of the new Bundesliga season.last_img read more


‘We made incredible mistakes’: Mourinho fumes

first_imgRomelu Lukaku got one back, but Pascal Gross’s penalty capitalised on more poor United defending to send Brighton into the interval with a 3-1 lead.United rarely looked like mounting a fightback and Paul Pogba’s penalty with virtually the last kick of the game came way too late.A shell-shocked Mourinho conceded United’s players had only themselves to blame for their first defeat of the Premier League season.“We were punished by the mistakes we made. For me that’s the story of the game. We made incredible mistakes in some crucial moments. Mistakes that killed us,” Mourinho said.“Especially that third goal – we expected to come at 2-1 with positivity – then the third goal killed us off in the second half. Our second goal came too late.“The week leading up was good and I expected the team collectively to be better. There are basic mistakes that makes almost an impossible mission to win the match.”Many of Mourinho’s stars, including World Cup winner Pogba, new signing Fred and French forward Anthony Martial, were anonymous for long periods, but the boss refused to criticise individuals.“I don’t want to go in that direction. I have to learn from my reality,” Mourinho said.“Last season when I was critical of my team and was debating openly of the performances I was criticised for being too open about my players.“I will be open when they are doing well. I cannot criticise the desire of my players.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho shows his frustration in the defeat at Brighton © AFP / Glyn KIRKBRIGHTON, United Kingdom, Aug 19 – Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United had paid the price for “incredible mistakes” in their dismal 3-2 defeat at Brighton on Sunday.Mourinho’s side were blown away on the south-coast as Brighton scored twice in two minutes thanks to goals from Glenn Murray and Shane Duffy midway through the first half.last_img read more


LAPD under fire from Islamic leaders over plan to detail communities

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Najee Ali of Project Islamic Hope said his group has appealed to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to intervene.“Chief (William) Bratton has a habit of shopping for the leaders who agree with him, rather than reaching out to the community,” Ali said. “We want him to understand how offensive this is to all communities.”Ali said he hopes is hopefulVillaraigosa will make changes to the LAPD plan.“He was once president of the (American Civil Liberties Union) and he should realize what this means,” Ali said.“And if he doesn’t, we will bring the point home to him with vigils and demonstrations.” Amid growing nationwide controversy, Islamic leaders called on the Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday to abandon plans by its counterterrorism bureau to create a map detailing Muslim communities across the city.The plan, revealed earlier this week, has drawn accusations of racial profiling and concern that it could be used with other communities, even as LAPD officials have said their efforts are being misinterpreted.“As an African-American, we know what it is to be profiled,” said the Rev. Eric Lee, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles.“We have been fighting profiling for years. We don’t see the LAPD mapping out skinheads. We don’t see the LAPD mapping out neo-Nazis. We don’t see the LAPD mapping out corporate criminals. This is an effort to profile people based on their race.” The controversy erupted after LAPD Deputy Chief Mike Downing testified before a U.S. Senate panel late last month that the department iswas joining with an academic institution and looking for a Muslim partner to develop the mapping project.Islamic groups to meetIn his testimony, Downing said the project would detail the Muslim communities in the city, along with demographic data and information on social interactions.While LAPD officials said the goal is to identify groups that might be having difficulty integrating into society, butMuslim groups and the ACLU have decried the move.Leaders of several Islamic groups are scheduled to meet Thursday with Downing, head of the Counter Terrorism Division, to discuss the concerns it has raised among the 500,000 Muslims who live in Los Angeles.Villaraigosa said he hopes is hopeful the Thursday meeting will lead to better understanding. And he said he has been briefed by Bratton and has received assurances that it is not intended to violate civil and human rights.“But he also has personal concerns about the LAPD policy and wants to assure the Muslim community that it has a full seat at the table and that the policy reflects their concerns,” Villaraigosa spokesman Matt Szabo said.LAPD seeks ‘partnership’For its part, the LAPD said it believes too much attention is being focused on the use of the word “mapping,” and that that is taking away from its goal to improve understanding.LAPD officials have said the move is not an effort to profile a community but an effort to thwart radicalization.Lt. Mark Stainbrook of the counterterrorism division said officials are trying to get more information about the program out to the public and the groups involved.“This was initiated with the idea we need to partner with the Muslim community,” Stainbrook said. “The only project is to have a partnership.“Chief Bratton has made it clear we cannot do this on our own and need feedback from the Muslim community. The whole point is to get people involved.“If there is a problem with the words we use, we are prepared to change them. That’s the easy part. What we need to do is raise understanding by the department and the community as to what it is we do. We cannot do this alone; we need the community involved.”But Ali said the LAPD should focus more on the terror created by Los Angeles street gangs and gang violence against African-Americans.Representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim Public Affairs Council said the LAPD program has drawn concern across the country.“People are concerned on the purposes this will be used for,” said Sharif Mourassay of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “This mapping project says that Muslims are more prone to violence than any other faith.“It is ill-advised and deeply offensive as well as constitutionally questionable. All this does is generate fear and mistrust and looks like you are trying to gather intelligence based on religion and ethnicity.”rick.orlov@dailynews.com 213-978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


INISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: INISHOWEN ENGINEERING RESERVE FIRST DIVISION REPORTS

first_imgInishowen Engineering Reserve First Division Reports 13/01/2013Cockhill Colts 0-2 Redcastle ResThe colts were unlucky in the second minute of the game after Tommy Doherty fed Stephen Porter on the edge of the area but his effort crashed off the bar.Redcastle settled and took the lead in their first attack when Greeg Breslin released Stephen McCauley and he fired low past Liam Lynch from close range.Midway through the half they increased their lead when Greg Breslin ran onto an Aiden Cunningham through ball to fire past Lynch.Cockhill started the second period well and were out of luck again when Seamus Gill crossed to Gary Breslin but his header rebounded off the bar.Cockhill dominated possession but failed to trouble Ryan McCole or create clear openings.Latre on in a quick break Redcastle’s Michael Bonner raced clear but fired wide when well placed. Rasheney Rovers 7-0 Illies ResRovers dominated this game for long periods against a young Illies side who had a few chances.The home side got a dream start when Vincent Brennan converted a penalty awarded in the second minute after Eamon Doherty had been upended.They continued to press and a looping Fergal Doherty effort, a long range Mark Gilmore shot and a scuffed Brendan Grant shot were all off target.Midway through the half Illies Martin Coyle broke clear but hit his shot early and it was well off target. Rasheeny replied and doubled their lead when keeper Thomas Grant advanced out wide to clear but his clearance was collected by Anthony McEleney and he fired to the unguarded net from distance.On 37 minutes a corner from the left found Fergal Doherty and when his shot was deflected it fell kindly to Ramon Reidy to slot home.Illies replied on the stroke of half time when Charlie McLaughlin and Coyle played a neat one two but Mclaughlin’s effort was off target.In the opening minute of the second half Brendan Grant had an effort tipped onto the bar by keeper Grant.In the next attack George Doherty fed Grant and he fired home from sixteen yards. Grant got another ten minute alter when he raced onto a ball over the top to fire home from the edge of the area and make it five.Substitute Ryan Gill then added two goals on his introduction the first when he ran onto a Paul McConalogue pass to drill home from sixteen yards. The second arrived after his initial shot was parried by Grant but hemanaged to squeeze the rebound home.Illies kept pressing and Jamie McCarron had an effort saved by Declan Grant. In an amazing escape on 81 minutes the visitors had three chances to score. Mccarron saw his effort saved by Grant and when the rebound fell to Stephen McGonigle his effort hit the bar before Charlie Mclaughlin’s second rebound flew wide.The final chance fell to the home side but Mark Gilmore’s point blank effort was brilliantly saved by Grant.Dunree Res 8-2 Greencastle ResDunree got a dream start on 2 minutes when a corner fell to james Doherty and he fired past Seamus Bovaird from six yards.Minutes later Thomas Doherty raced onto a ball over the top to lob Bovaird and double the elad.Greencastle battled back and reduced the deficit when Cathal Kelly raced onto a long ball and fired low past Philip Doherty in the home goal.But Dunree upped the pace and added another midway through the half when Thomas Doherty’s free eluded all and nestled in the bottom corner.They made it four one before the interval when Emmet Dunphy fed Constantin Bamica and he crossed for Joe Carlin to head home.Any chance of a comeback was quelled on 50 minutes after Johnny Lynch fed Dunphy and he slotted low past Bovaird.Carlin then got his second of the game with a superb finish from the edge of the area.Greencastle kept battling and got a goal back when Daniel Rowan released Dean McGeoghaghan to fire past Doherty.But Dunree finished strongly and paddy Toland converted from close range after good approach play by David Eccles. Carlin then got his hat trick when substitute John Doherty sent him clear to fire low past Bovaird.The visitors misery was complete when Mcgeoghaghan weas red carded late on for an off the ball incident. nishowen Engineering Reserve First DivisionPPtsRedcastle719Rasheney Res716Moville Youths710Rasheney Rovers79Cockhill Colts79Illies67Dunree66Greencastle73Fixtures: Sunday January 20th at 11amDunree V Cockhill ColtsD.McLaughlinIllies V GreencastleE. DohertyMoville Youths V RedcastleS Deeney Rasheney Rvs V Rasheney ResL DavenportINISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: INISHOWEN ENGINEERING RESERVE FIRST DIVISION REPORTS was last modified: January 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:INISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: INISHOWEN ENGINEERING RESERVE FIRST DIVISION REPORTSlast_img read more


LADIES GAA: ST EUNAN’S SEE OFF MOVILLE TO REACH FIRST SENIOR COUNTY FINAL IN EIGHT YEARS

first_imgLADIES GAA: St Eunan’s Ladies beat Moville in the county semi-final in Buncrana today to reach their first senior final in eight years.In a closely-contested match, the Letterkenny ladies finally saw off the Inishowen opposition by 2-07 to 1-07 – a winning margin of three points.Sadhbha Medlar and Danielle Fay scored the crucial Eunan’s goals. Moville had led by a point at half time – 1-07 to 2-03, but Eunan’s stopped the Foylesiders from scoring at all in the second half, adding four points for victory.St Eunan’s play Termon in the final after they saw off Glenfin in the other semi-final in Glenswilly today.   LADIES GAA: ST EUNAN’S SEE OFF MOVILLE TO REACH FIRST SENIOR COUNTY FINAL IN EIGHT YEARS was last modified: August 26th, 2013 by John2Share 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:LADIES GAA: ST EUNAN’S SEE OFF MOVILLE TO REACH FIRST SENIOR COUNTY FINAL IN EIGHT YEARSlast_img read more


ADVENTURER MARK POLLOCK TO HONOUR ACCESSIBILITY-FRIENDLY GROUPS IN DONEGAL

first_imgAdventure athlete and motivational speaker Mark Pollock has been unveiled as keynote speaker at the forthcoming Change a Little Change a Lot Accessibility Gala Awards which take place in Letterkenny on 30th May.Mark sent a personal message to organisers via video link at this week’s launch saying “he wanted to say thank you to those organisations who are ambassadors for change.” It was also announced that Junior Minister for Health Kathleen Lynch TD who has responsibility for Disability and Junior Minister Jennifer Mc Cann MLA from the Office of the First Minister & Deputy First Minister will deliver keynote addresses at this cross border event.The event honours organisations from Donegal and Strabane who successfully made changes to positively impact the lives of people with disabilities.Meanwhile, Donegal County Council is supporting the event as main sponsor and hosted the launch at its offices in County House, Lifford.Mayor Frank McBrearty says, “Mark Pollock’s inspiring story is matched by the inspiring commitment made by 40 organisations in Donegal and Strabane who will be honoured on the 30th May. If we are to effect real change in relation to accessibility for people with disabilities in the North West then we need to follow the example of the organisations who are taking part in the Change a Little Change a Lot Accessibility Awards. Donegal County Council is delighted to be on board as we are committed to making Donegal an inclusive society for all.” Funding for the Change a Little Change a Lot project has been provided by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA programme, secured by Co-operation and Working Together’s (CAWT) Community Awareness Programme.Commenting, CAWT’s Deputy Chief Officer, Edel O’Doherty said: “The HSE and the Western Trust, as CAWT partner organisations, have endorsed the Community Awareness Programme and this awards campaign.“The valuable EU funding secured has supported the creation of an environment in both Donegal and Strabane Council areas whereby services and facilities are more accessible to people with disabilities. I am delighted that the efforts of local organisations will be recognised at this high profile event.”Delivering a special video message from London Mark Pollock said he was inspired by the uniqueness of the campaign and decided to get on board.“When I heard what was happening in the North West I was intrigued. I spend my daily life trying to access information, places, people, products and services and require assistance at every point. To see a region actually leading from the front to improve the lives of people with disabilities is truly humbling. I look forward to meeting those 40 organisations in May.”Mark Pollock’s story is one that has been told across the world given its uniqueness. Mark was deemed medically blind at the age of 22. Not deterred by his impairment, Mark competed in ultra endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps including an epic two-month expedition race to the South Pole. He won silver and bronze rowing in the Commonwealth Games.But in July 2010 the challenge chose Mark. A tragic fall left him paralysed. Now Mark is a pioneer for research on spinal cord injury recovery.On Thursday 30th May in the Clanree Hotel Letterkenny, 40 accessibility award-winning organisations will converge. Eight Change a Little, Change a Lot Accessibility Awards category winners will be chosen and one overall Change a Little, Change a Lot Accessibility award winner will be announced at the gala ceremony.View Mark Pollock’s video message on the Change a Little Change a Lot You Tube Channel or at this link: http://youtu.be/80LyCca9lws ADVENTURER MARK POLLOCK TO HONOUR ACCESSIBILITY-FRIENDLY GROUPS IN DONEGAL was last modified: March 6th, 2013 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:Change A iIttle Change A LotMark Pollocklast_img read more


Curious George Learns Helpfulness; Newspapers Go Bananas

first_imgItem: Three evolutionists at the Max Planck Institute did experiments with chimps to see if they collaborated on problem-solving.  Writing in Science,1 they said:We presented chimpanzees with collaboration problems in which they had to decide when to recruit a partner and which potential partner to recruit.  In an initial study, individuals recruited a collaborator only when solving the problem required collaboration.  In a second study, individuals recruited the more effective of two partners on the basis of their experience with each of them on a previous day.  Therefore, recognizing when collaboration is necessary and determining who is the best collaborative partner are skills shared by both chimpanzees and humans, so such skills may have been present in their common ancestor before humans evolved their own complex forms of collaboration. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Item: Two other Max Planck researchers2 found an apparent link in infant behavior and monkey behavior:Human beings routinely help others to achieve their goals, even when the helper receives no immediate benefit and the person helped is a stranger.  Such altruistic behaviors (toward non-kin) are extremely rare evolutionarily, with some theorists even proposing that they are uniquely human.  Here we show that human children as young as 18 months of age (prelinguistic or just-linguistic) quite readily help others to achieve their goals in a variety of different situations.  This requires both an understanding of others’ goals and an altruistic motivation to help.  In addition, we demonstrate similar though less robust skills and motivations in three young chimpanzees.That was all the news media needed.  The hint that monkeys can help each other made science reporters go ape.  Clearly, more evidence had been found that humans evolved from a furry altruistic ancestor, millions of years ago.  National Geographic touted, “Chimps Can Be Team Players, Selfless Helpers, Studies Show.”  BBC News said, “Altruism ‘built-in’ in humans,” and continued, “Altruism may have evolved six million years ago in the common ancestor of chimps and humans, the study suggests.”  New Scientist claimed, “Chimpanzees show hints of higher human traits” and offered, “The discovery suggests that some of the underpinnings of human sociality may have been present millions of years ago.”  In the same issue of Science,3 Joan Silk (UCLA) waxed melodramatic:Do you hold the door for shoppers laden with packages?  If you received two copies of the latest issue of Science in the mail, would you give the extra one to a colleague or throw it in the recycling bin?  Do you make donations to charity, serve on departmental committees, recycle bottles, or donate blood?  If you are like most people, you help in these sorts of situations and are motivated by empathy and concern for the welfare of others.  Two reports by Melis et al. on page 1297 and Warneken and Tomasello on page 1301 of this week’s issue contribute to understanding how we came to be such caring and cooperative creatures.Silk did admit lower down in her review that previous studies produced negative results, but nevertheless left it as an option that this is a step in the right direction.  Hope springs eternal: “These studies will no doubt fuel debate about which best captures the essence of chimpanzee cooperation,” she concluded.  We can hope that the creative approach of the Leipzig research teams will inspire new experiments to address the arguments.”1Alicia P. Melis, Brian Hare, Michael Tomasello, “Chimpanzees Recruit the Best Collaborators,” Science, 3 March 2006: Vol. 311. no. 5765, pp. 1297 – 1300, DOI: 10.1126/science.1123007.2Felix Warneken and Michael Tomasello, “Altruistic Helping in Human Infants and Young Chimpanzees,” Science, 3 March 2006: Vol. 311. no. 5765, pp. 1301 – 1303, DOI: 10.1126/science.1121448.3Joan B. Silk, “Who Are More Helpful, Humans or Chimpanzees?,” Science, 3 March 2006: Vol. 311. no. 5765, pp. 1248 – 1249, DOI: 10.1126/science.1125141.*Sigh.*  Has it come to this?  What fluff passes for science these days.  There is nothing about evolution here.  There is nothing about millions of years here.  A million here, a few million there, pretty soon, you’re talking about real monkey (business).  Wupi.  Some chimps under lab conditions exhibit a little bit of intelligence enough to assist one another under certain circumstances.  No one would ever think that that was behavior designed into their little brains, now, would they?  Obviously, human evolution is proved and the puzzle of human altruism is solved.  Now we know why people give blood and help disaster victims they have never seen.  Mother Teresa was in a long succession of particles that learned unselfishness.    It seems to escape the attention of these researchers that many other studies have shown contradictory results (01/21/2006, 10/28/2005).  Even if these new studies could be shown to be superior somehow, they prove nothing about evolution.  It could be argued that ants or bees are more caring, because they will lay down their lives for the hive.    So please show some altruism and help us out.  Your assignment is to determine which statement in these stories deserves to win Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week.  This is harder than it looks.  Decisions, decisions.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


Watch | Villages submerged as Sardar Sarovar dam level rises

first_imgNisarpur is a town located in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. It is located upstream of the Narmada river from the Sardar Sarovar DamIt is the largest of several other towns now facing submersion by the backwaters of the Narmada river as level in the dam rises.The area has been experiencing heavy rainfall the past fortnight. By September 9, water in the dam had already risen to 136.4 metres, although 135 metres was to be achieved only by the end of September, to reach its full level of 138.68 m by October 15.Now, around 178 villages face the threat of submersion without appropriate rehabilitation measures.last_img read more