House Committee Summons NFF to Defend Brazil 2014 Budget

first_imgThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been summoned for a compulsory appearance before the House of Representatives Sports Committee to defend its expenditure for 2014.The Chairman of the Committee, Hon Godfrey Gaiya, said at the weekend that the sitting is billed for March 10 and will feature NFF, the National Sports Commission (NSC) and its parastatals.Gaiya said the session will provide an opportunity for the members to deliberate on sports appropriation bills for 2014 since they been pre-occupied with over-sighting other agencies since the close of plenary by the House.The touch points will be the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland which are activities of national interest.NFF has proposed a budget of N1.6 billion to prosecute its entire programme, while the NSC will appropriate N5.6 billion. NFF appropriated over N1.7 billion last year.Gaiya further hinted  that the session might even consider reviewing the envelop to be handed to both NFF and NSC given that what is approved this year is far lesser than what appropriated last year when there was neither a World Cup nor Commonwealth Games.“We have the Commonwealth, World Cup and other sporting activities that require much money, yet the allocation is very low relative to last year. We can’t understand why there is a slash in the allocation in a very loaded year for sports competitions. We will passionately look at the envelope and see the possibility of tampering with it if need be,’ Gaiya said.last_img read more

Photos: Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks in Game 2 of NBA playoff series

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Take a look at the photos from the Clippers’ playoff game against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, Aug. 19. The Mavericks won 127-114 to even the best-of-seven Western Conference first-round playoff series at one game apiece.PreviousMembers of the LA Clippers kneel during the national anthem before game two against the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 19, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) is defended by Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Dallas won 127-114. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) drives against Dallas Mavericks’ Maxi Kleber (42) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) and Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith (10) reach for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Dallas won 127-114. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Dallas won 127-114. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic collides with Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) lies on the court after a collision during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) scores ahead of Dallas Mavericks’ Delon Wright (55) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Dallas won 127-114. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Boban Marjanovic (51) reaches for a rebound between Los Angeles Clippers players during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Trey Burke (32) shoots over Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Dallas won 127-114. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Kawhi Leonard scores over Dallas Mavericks’ Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Dallas won 127-114. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Kristaps Porzingis, center, tries to move the ball between Los Angeles Clippers’ Reggie Jackson, right, and Lou Williams, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) and Los Angeles Clippers’ Marcus Morris Sr. wait for the official’s call during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard tries to pass the ball away from Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis, left, forward Maxi Kleber and guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr., left, talks with guard Lou Williams (23) during the second half against the Dallas Mavericks in Game 2 of an NBA basketball basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Clippers’ Reggie Jackson, center, gets caught between Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, right, and Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Trey Burke (32) heads to the bench during a timeout in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Dallas won 127-114. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) dunks over Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, right, drives to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers guard Terance Mann (14) during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) is fouled by Dallas Mavericks guard Trey Burke (32) while shooting during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) holds his face after colliding with Los Angeles Clippers’ Reggie Jackson during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle talks with referee Courtney Kirkland after the Mavericks were called for an offensive foul against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) drives past Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers (left) talks with guard Reggie Jackson (1) during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, right, passes as he is defended by Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams, left, drives against Dallas Mavericks’ Maxi Kleber (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots against Dallas Mavericks’ Maxi Kleber (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Boban Marjanovic (51) scores over Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts after making a three point basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Dallas Mavericks guard Trey Burke (32) makes a basket over Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Clippers’ Reggie Jackson, center, gets caught between Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, right, and Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson (1) reacts during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George (13) defends against Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith (10) and Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George (13) battle for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots against Dallas Mavericks’ Maxi Kleber (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Kristaps Porzingis (6) stumbles as he chases after the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Kristaps Porzingis, center, tries to move the ball between Los Angeles Clippers’ Reggie Jackson, right, and Lou Williams, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson (1) drives against Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) and forward Maxi Kleber (42) during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) drives against Dallas Mavericks’ Kristaps Porzingis, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) tries to protect the ball from a trio of Los Angeles Clippers players during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Kristaps Porzingis, center, is introduced before an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, center right, shoots against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Kristaps Porzingis (6) protects the ball from Los Angeles Clippers’ Reggie Jackson, center, and Lou Williams (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers reacts after guard Paul George was called for a technical foul during the second half against the Dallas Mavericks in Game 2 of an NBA basketball basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Dallas Mavericks’ Kristaps Porzingis (6) battles for the ball with Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) drives against Dallas Mavericks’ Kristaps Porzingis, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks center Boban Marjanovic (51) fouls Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) as Dallas forward Maxi Kleber (42) watches during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) shoots against Dallas Mavericks’ Trey Burke (32) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) argues a call after the ball went out of bounds during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Boban Marjanovic #51 of the Dallas Mavericks dunks over Ivica Zubac #40 of the LA Clippers during the first half in game two in the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 19, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the Dallas Mavericks dunks against the LA Clippers during the first half in game two in the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 19, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) dribbles the ball against Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith, right, during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) controls the ball against Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Marcus Morris Sr. #31 of the LA Clippers shoots over Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks during the first half in game two in the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 19, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac (40) and Dallas Mavericks’ Kristaps Porzingis (6) reach for the tipoff at the start of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Reggie Jackson #1 of the LA Clippers drives against Luka Doncic #77 and Maxi Kleber #42 of the Dallas Mavericks during the first half in game two in the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 19, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers warms up before game two against the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 19, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers players kneel before the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Players kneel before the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Members of the LA Clippers kneel during the national anthem before game two against the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 19, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) is defended by Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Dallas won 127-114. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)NextShow Caption1 of 59Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) is defended by Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Dallas won 127-114. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Expandlast_img read more

Peppa Pig, classic flicks and big blockbusters come to Eclipse Cinemas

first_imgThere’s no shortage of entertainment at Eclipse Cinemas Lifford Strabane this April! From star guests to major movies and the rescreening of classic favourites, we have your guide to what’s on at the premier venue: Peppa & George @ Eclipse Cinemas Lifford StrabaneCome & meet Peppa & George on Sunday 7th April 1.30pm to 2.30pmPeppa Pig: The Festival Of Fun   – G – 68mins – From Friday 5th AprilPre Booking Advised Little piggies can look forward to 10 brand new episodes including a 2-part festival special, as well as exclusive new interactive entertainment featuring little ones singing and playing along with their favourite onscreen characters! Join the party with Peppa and George in their brand new adventures as they dance in the mud at a children’s festival, celebrate Grandpa Pig’s birthday at a restaurant for the first time, and take a trip to the cinema to see Super Potato’s big movie feature!Autism Friendly Peppa Pig: The Festival of Fun  Sun 7th @ 1pmThe Quiet Man – Back to the Big Screen for 2 Days Only Sat 13th & Sun 14th April 6.15pm & 8.15pm Pre Booking Advised A tired American ex-boxer returns to his native hamlet in Ireland to win the hand of a spirited young woman. He is confronted by strict local customs and the woman’s belligerent brother. Set in the verdant Irish countryside, this lively film has beautiful scenery, brilliant repartee, and local charm. Almost twenty years in the making, THE QUIET MAN is perhaps the most personal film of director John Ford’s long and illustrious Hollywood career as well as one of his great achievements. Unburdened with messages or social commentary, the film is a simple tale of human relationships, coloured by Ford’s ever-present nostalgia about his Irish heritage and peopled by a group of actors whose personal chemistry contributes such warmth and vitality. Humorous, romantic, lively, endearing and lovingly photographed on location in Ireland, THE QUIET MAN is cinematic story-telling at its finest – transparent, unpretentious and beautiful.Why not make a night of it with this tasty offer at Eclipse?Ticket + Pizza  – Available Everyday Movie of the Week: Disney’s DumboDumbo   – PG – 112mins – Now Showing Holt was once a circus star, but he went off to war and when he returned it had terribly altered him. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) hires him to take care of Dumbo, a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him the laughing stock of the struggling circus troupe. But when Holt’s children discover that Dumbo can fly, silver-tongued entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), and aerial artist Colette Marchant (Eva Green) swoop in to make the little elephant a star.Autism Friendly Dumbo Sat 6th @ 12.30pm For full cinema listings and bookings visit: http://eclipsecinemas.com/index.php?__site=LIFFORDCPWeekly Offers For full cinema listings and bookings visit: http://eclipsecinemas.com/index.php?__site=LIFFORDCPPeppa Pig, classic flicks and big blockbusters come to Eclipse Cinemas was last modified: April 3rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:cinema guidecinema listingseclipse cinemas lifford strabanepeppa pigWhat’s on?last_img read more

Hedges on Wild Atlantic Way getting too wild

first_imgTourists travelling through some of the most scenic areas of Donegal are missing out on views due to overgrown hedges, according to Letterkenny Cllr John O’Donnell.The scenery on the roads from Ramelton to Rathmullan and on the Mulroy Drive around Cranford is being hidden by overgrowth, said Cllr O’Donnell today as he called on the council to cut the hedges. However, wildlife laws dictate that the council cannot touch the overgrowth until 31st August unless it impacts on road safety. In preparation for the end of summer, Cllr O’Donnell suggested that the council work in partnership with community groups to make plans to get the work done when the ban lifts.“Given, on past experience of timeframes on how long it takes to get anything done in this council, I would envisage that it would be August before we put the wheels in motion anyway,” Cllr O’Donnell said. He asked the council to not wait until August to contact community groups and Tidy Towns committees who may be willing to enter a joint venture on hedge-cutting.Hedges on Wild Atlantic Way getting too wild was last modified: May 15th, 2019 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:cllr john o donnellhedgesLetterkenny Municipal DistrictROADStourismWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Darwin Follies and Fallacies, Part Three

first_imgIt’s hard to know where to stop with examples of Darwinian nonsense. For evolutionists, it’s like April Fool every day. These are just some of the recent examples.Croc-a-dolphin crock: Remember how we said that ‘evolve to‘ is nonsense in Darwinism? That’s because natural selection is blind, unguided, and dumb. It cannot try ‘to’ do anything, because it is impersonal. This article on Science Daily claims, “Crocodiles and dolphins evolved similar skulls to catch the same prey.” One would imagine that crocodiles, since they invented their prey-catching skulls first, would sue the dolphins for copyright infringement. The wizards at Monash University position themselves as eyewitnesses of prehistoric engineering, saying, “despite their very different ancestors, dolphins and crocodiles evolved similarly-shaped skulls to feed on similar prey.”Darwin’s schnotz: Charles Darwin was not fond of his large nose. He chided his friend Asa Gray, who still believed in theistic evolution, “Will you honestly tell me that the shape of my nose was ordained and guided by an intelligent cause?” (ENST). In that tradition, disciple Sara G. Miller writes for Live Science, “What Your Nose Knows About Human Evolution.” She even draws climate change into her tale. “They can be bulbous, pert or pointy, but why do noses look so different from one another?” she writes, gearing up for just-so story mode. “It could have something to do with how humans evolved to live in certain climates, a new study suggests.” Strangely, she calls “genetic drift” a “mechanism of evolution.” But then again, “for the evolution of some human traits, it’s likely that another mechanism, natural selection, also played a role.” Both ‘mechanisms’ are manifestations of the Stuff Happens Law, the veritable anti-mechanism.Popeye sea stars: “Tiny lenses that could have allowed sea stars and brittle stars to respond to light may have evolved at least 57 million years earlier than previously thought,” Nature says in a news quip (see 8/23/01 about the amazing brittle star lenses). Fossil brittlestar eyes, just like those on living brittle stars, have been found 136 million Darwin Years old, tens of millions of Darwin Years older than the previous record (79 million Darwin Years). How, exactly, did these “sophisticated” and “incredible structures” evolve? “The microlenses evolved long after the brittle- and sea-star lineages diverged, so may have emerged independently in the two groups from shared structures,” the article answers, suggesting that Popeye had a twin.Chemical warfare: Hydrogen cyanide is so toxic, it must be handled with extreme care. A paper in PNAS describes a chelicerate that is capable of storing HCN in a non-toxic state and releasing it quickly to deter predators, without harming itself. This entire capability had to exist complete from the beginning, or the animal would die. How could it evolve? Their answer: It just evolved— multiple times, independently!Among animals, cyanogenesis is a defensive strategy that has seemed restricted to a few mandibulate arthropods (certain insects, millipedes, and centipedes), which evolved ways to store HCN in the form of stable and less volatile molecules. We found an instance of cyanogenesis in the phylogenetically distant group Chelicerata (“spider-like” arthropods), involving an aromatic ester for stable HCN storage and two degradation pathways that release HCN.They admit this apparently irreducibly complex system represents an “evolutionary challenge,” but they maintain their undying faith in the power of evolution.The rarity of cyanogenesis in mandibulate arthropods and its supposed absence in the other speciose arthropod subphylum, Chelicerata, may relate to the evolutionary challenge posed by using a universal toxin in defense: self-poisoning must be prevented by storing the highly volatile HCN as a safe carrier molecule or storage molecule. In case of threat or attack, the cyanogenic compounds are discharged and must be quickly degradable to release HCN.Nevertheless, it “obviously evolved multiple times in arthropods.” Obviously. What’s your problem? Don’t you know that “Stuff Happens” is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent?Parasitology Lesson: In discussion how microbes invaded different parts of the body, Science Daily commits the teleological fallacy multiple times.Microbes evolved to colonize different parts of the human body.As the human species evolved over the last six million years, our resident microbes did the same, adapting to vastly different conditions on our skin (etc.)But figuring out how our bacteria — which by some accounts outnumber our own cells by ten to one — evolved to live with each other and with us has proven particularly challenging.different microbes have evolved to adapt to environments like our skin and mouthEvolution on standby. Microbes under the seafloor aren’t evolving. “Microorganisms in the subsurface seabed on evolutionary standby,” Science Daily states without a blush. Do scientists understand how this stuff happens? “It remains a mystery why these microorganisms have an inherent ability to grow under the extreme conditions that occur in the deep seabed.”Stuff happens earlier than expected. Live Science writes matter-of-factly about fossil algae 1.6 billion Darwin Years old, even though this puts pressure on Darwin’s tinkerers at the beginning. Mindy Weisberger doesn’t blink an eye when she says, “The ancient specimens are 400 million years older than previous fossil algae discoveries, and hint that multicellular life evolved on Earth far earlier than was once thought.” Thought by whom?Plant breath: Elizabeth Pennisi, writing for Science Magazine, offers a thanksgiving prayer to evolution.Anyone awed by towering redwoods should offer thanks to stomata, the tiny pores on the leaves of all trees and other vascular plants. These microscopic mouths allow plants to grow tall and to regulate carbon dioxide intake and water loss. Stomata, in short, helped plants colonize the landscape and transform the planet. Now, molecular studies are giving scientists glimpses of the early days of stomata and how they have changed since then. They suggest complex stomata evolved to help early plants control moisture in their spore capsules and that other plants later exploited these pores to breathe in carbon dioxide and exhale water vapor. And hundreds of millions of years later, more sophisticated stomata evolved in grasses, enabling them to tightly control water loss—a feature that helped them dominate dry landscapes around the world.Like Popeye, Darwin’s Tinkerbell cartoon character gets instant results like popcorn. And Tinkerbell also knows the convergence trick, her lab being well stocked with Darwin Flubber.But where did this evolutionary wonder come from?Stomata are seen in 418-million-year-old plant fossils and are found even in ancient plant groups like mosses. “It’s as if they popped up fully formed, and surely that cannot be the case,” says Alistair Hetherington, a plant biologist at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom….  [she delves into alleged convergent emergences of stomata].None of this work truly gets to the earliest events in stomata evolution, researchers note—even the versions on moss spore capsules must have taken a long time to arise. “Much like the big bang theory doesn’t tell us anything about events before the origin of the universe, we know almost nothing about the steps that led to the first stomata,” says Peter Franks at the University of Sydney. But although the cosmologists’ questions may be unanswerable, plant scientists hope to explore the story of stomata back to their beginnings.Sequoia forest, by David CoppedgeVocal excellence: Speaking of the “emergence of linguistic laws in human voice,” authors of a paper in Nature Scientific Reports marvel at what natural selection has accomplished (even though they only mention ‘natural selection’ once, and never speak of mutations). Chaos, they say, has produced perfection:We will show clear evidence of robust Zipf, Heaps and brevity laws emerging in this context and speculate that this might be due to the fact that human voice seems to be operating close to a critical state, hence finding an example of a biological system that, driven by evolution, has linked complexity and criticality….From an evolutionary viewpoint, under this latter perspective human voice, understood as a communication system which has been optimized under evolutionary pressures, would constitute an example where complexity (described in terms of robust linguistic laws) emerges when a system is driven close to criticality, something reminiscent of the celebrated edge of chaos hypothesis.They must have evolved: Ichthyosaurs were highly successful marine reptiles. Trouble is, they have no known ancestors in the fossil record. And according to evolutionists, they must have evolved from land animals. Stephen Brusatte says in Nature, “They totally changed their bodies, biologies and behaviours in order to live in the water.” Their evolutionary journey mirrors that of the whales, which came from cows or dogs (according to Darwin followers). Like everything else in Darwin fantasyland, ichthyosaurs took the Stuff Happens Law into their own hands. “Many evolved huge eyes — larger than footballs, in one species — for peering through the dark depths,” Darwin Party propagandist Traci Watson writes. Any support for their evolution? “The ancestors of ichthyosaurs remain unknown,” an infographic states.Art evolution: Stephen Pinker and other prominent evolutionists think that art is a product of evolution. When book reviewer Nurin Veis discusses “Four takes on the evolution of art” in Nature, she’s literally doing away with intelligent design in this pre-eminently creative human activity. Describing an exhibit in Australia that explores the origins of art from the perspective of four evolutionists, she says, “Each answers a tough question: does art have a biological basis, and has it contributed to human evolution?” Example: “Pinker focuses on Darwinism, asking whether the desire and ability to make art is a heritable trait that gives humans a reproductive advantage, or whether it is a by-product of survival adaptations” — clearly a false choice. Another evolutionist views art as “a strategy for attracting mates by signalling fitness, intelligence, skill, resourcefulness and dominance.” Who knows; maybe theorizing about Darwinian evolution ’emerged’ the same way (cue sound of short circuit).We’ll pass up Phys.org‘s treatise on Beard Chromodynamics (cf. 3/31/06). Suffice it to say that evolutionary confabulation knows no limits. At Evolution News, David Klinghoffer comments, “When it comes to explaining major biological novelties, the evolutionary story is a matter of extrapolation and imagination.”In this extensive three-part series, we had to quit after documenting 32 recent (2017) examples of Darwinians breaking the rules of science. You’ve watched as they have assumed evolution by assertion, as they have ascribed magical powers to it, as they have misrepresented it by interjecting teleology into it contrary to Darwin’s  whole program, as they have told just-so stories with made-up words, and as they have displayed unshakeable faith in its powers with no need for evidence. The scope of their just-so stories ranges from microbes to humans. These documented cases are not from obscure corners, but from the leading journals (PNAS, Science, Nature) and from the leading science news services. They all commit almost every fallacy in the Baloney Detector.Now, tell us about the “fact” of evolution.Recommended Resource: Tom Bethell’s new book Darwin’s House of Cards agrees with our position that natural selection is a tautology, a classic case of circular reasoning. This veteran journalist interviewed Karl Popper and heard him maintain his position that Darwinism was not science because it is unfalsifiable. He also interviewed Richard Lewontin, Stephen Jay Gould and other leading Darwinian experts. Bethell looks at the house of cards from every angle and finds nothing of substance.Now the fit will be survivors and survivors will be fitAnd survivors will survive to prove the fitness of the fitO, this natural selection, it’s so simple isn’t it?‘Tis ruthless marching on.— from our Darwin hymnbook(Visited 126 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Help with research & homework

first_imgYenza! – online guide to using the Internet for research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences.Science in Africa – Africa’s first online science magazine.SA HealthInfo – the South African Health Knowledge Network, a single entry point for quality-controlled, evidence-based health information and resources.Archives, libraries, databasesNeed facts and figures for a school project or a thesis? Statistics SA offers services to scholars and researchers, including library and inquiry services.South African Data Archive – a broker between a range of data providers and the research community.Online research databasesAccess and search the National Archives onlineContact any National Archives office (click “contact information” or “contact us electronically”)National Film, Video and Sound Archives Genealogical researchNational Library of South Africa: servicesUniversity and technikon librariesFree State: Department of Library, Information and Technology ServicesFree State Library and Information ConsortiumGauteng and Environs Library ConsortiumWestern Cape Provincial Library ServicesWebPals – web access to the Western Cape Library System.Cape Library CollectiveMuseumsMuseums Online South AfricaSouth African MuseumIziko Museums of Cape TownScience Councils. South Africa has eight statutory science councils, through which the government is able to commission research to support science and technology development in the interest of the country. Each has its own web site, offering a huge range of science-, technology- and industry-related information, archives, databases, services, products, funding and other facilities.Agricultural Research Council – promotes agriculture and related sectors through research, technology development and technology transfer.Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – the largest scientific and technological research, development and implementation organisation in Africa.Council for Geosciences – provides geoscience information and services for the benefit of the people of South Africa.National Research Foundation – promotes research through funding, human resource development and the provision of research facilities, in order to facilitate knowledge creation, innovation and development in all areas of science and technology.Human Sciences Research Council – facilitates problem-solving and enhances decision-making through research excellence in the human sciences.Medical Research Council – improves South Africans’ health status and quality of life through relevant and excellent health research.Mintek – one of the world’s leading technology providers, specialising in mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and related fields.South African Bureau of Standards – responsible for the development and publication of standards for products and services.last_img read more

Play Your Part series episode two: Get involved with the initiatives

first_imgThe Play Your Part television series this week shows how entrepreneur and radio host Zareef Minty, Nina Venjakob of the initiative Out of the Box, and Yusuf Randera-Rees of the Awethu Project, contribute to making South Africa a better place. Here’s how you can get involved.Nina Venjakob, founder of the Out of the Box Learning Centre in Johannesburg says she got the idea to start the NGO of craft making when she lived in Venezuela. The centre helps unemployed people get off the street, and shows them how to start their own businesses. (Image: Play Your Part TV series)Brand South Africa reporterIn Episode 2 of the Play Your Part television series, three extraordinary people share their stories about how they are shaping economic upliftment through education, empowerment, entrepreneurship, and active citizenship.The episode, which will air on Saturday, 2 September 2017 at 18:00 on SABC 2, is hosted by Play Your Part ambassador, Kabelo Mabalane. Mabalane, a local artist is also a co-founder of the initiative Shout for a Safer South Africa.The 26-episode Play Your Part series aims to inspire viewers to be active citizens and take part in volunteerism by profiling South Africans across the country who are doing extraordinary things to change people’s lives for the better.Episode 2 features entrepreneur and radio host Zareef Minty, Nina Venjakob of the initiative Out of the Box, and Yusuf Randera-Rees of the Awethu Project.Some of the things they share include:How they started their journeys and the challenges they face, and;How they are improving lives of people in South Africa.Nina Venjakob of Out of the BoxNina Venjakob is the founder of the Out of the Box Learning Centre in Germiston. The non-governmental organisation focuses on training, educating and empowering unemployed South Africans to break the cycle of poverty.Besides learning the basics like reading, writing, and business management, people can learn practical skills like lamp shade making, sewing, candle and soap making, screen printing, shoe making and beading. These skills teach people how to create their own products and run businesses from their homes.Last year, Venjakob was named the 2016 December Lead SA hero for her work through Out of the Box.ContactTelephone: 011 872 0967/8Email: [email protected]: outofthebox.org.zaTwitter: @ninaoutoftheboxZareef MintyZareef Minty encourages youth to do things like start their own business, and not allow their age to limit them. He was 16-years-old when he started a T-shirt business.Zareef MintyThe 23-year-old has an LLB Law degree and is the winner of the television show One Day Leader Season 4. Minty runs his own public relations company. In this episode, he speaks about the importance of mentorship and networking.Minty was also included in 2014’s Top 200 Young South Africans by the Mail & Guardian.He is involved in many charities; among them is the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation Adopt a School, for which he does motivational talks at schools.ContactTwitter: @ZareefSMBAdopt-a-schoolWebsite: www.cyrilramaphosafoundation.org/project/adopt-a-school/Khanyisa MaphahaEmail: [email protected] or [email protected]: 011 592 6560The Awethu ProjectYusuf Randera-Rees started the Awethu Project in Alexandria when he was 26-years-old.The Awethu Project helps entrepreneurs through incubation centres, online mentorship and also assists with building networks and obtaining funding. The initiative has incubated over 2 000 people and raised over R450-million to invest in the mission to improve South Africa through entrepreneurship.Its focus is informal entrepreneurs who run businesses alongside the road.Yusuf Randera-ReesThe Awethu Project has also launched an app in June this year. Their incubation service lives off the app and is available to anyone downloading it.ContactWebsite: www.awethuproject.co.zaTwitter: @AwethuProjectTelephone: 011 024 1606Watch the Play Your Part TV series on Saturdays on SABC 2 at 18:00.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa, here’s what you can do:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolvedOr find out about initiatives on Play Your Part via https://www.brandsouthafrica.com/play-your-partTell us how you Play Your Part: @PlayYourPartSA.Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA.Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

OSU Continues To Win Close Games, And Mike Gundy Says That’s No Accident

first_img“I think there is some truth to them believing in themselves makes a big difference. When you start to win over a period of years, you feel like you’re going to win,” added Gundy. “Your mind is much more powerful than the physical part of your body, and we believe in that, so they just play hard and I’m proud of them.“I told them in the locker room that it’s fun for me to sit back and cross my arms and watch them play, even though the games are exciting and pressure-packed. It’s fun to watch them. They like being around each other, they’re good young men, they play hard, and as a coach, what more could you ask for? Nothing.”What more could you ask for as a fan?! I’ve gotten burned about this before, but I don’t care. As a simple consumer of college football, being an OSU fan is more fun than being an Alabama fan. It just is. Does Alabama play in more big games? Sure. But Oklahoma State plays more fun ones week in and week out.We can discuss whether that’s actually what you want as a college football program, but what isn’t up for debate is that every Saturday is a thrill until the very end.“Gundy preaches it to us all the time,” Washington told the Tulsa World. “Right before practice is over, we’ll do a little fourth-quarter deal. That’s really just separates us from different teams, I feel like. In the fourth quarter I feel like we’re still playing just as hard as we were the first through the third.”OSU actually didn’t score in the fourth quarter on Saturday (if I had told you that before the game, you would have though horrendous things, right?), but it probably would have if not for taking a knee at the very end.What are the responses of other staff members over all this end-of-game consternation? Assistant coach Mike Yurcich needs a cigarette and Glenn Spencer continues to preach love and trust.Far and away the 2 best answers on how #OKState wins close games. Gold from Mike Yurcich and Glenn Spencer. pic.twitter.com/h4K8iLB8BI— Dylan Buckingham (@DylanBuckingham) November 13, 2016It really is an amazing time to be an OSU fan, even when it doesn’t feel like it. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. I’m not sure it’s necessarily been “fun” to watch the way eating ice cream is fun or catching fish is fun, but Oklahoma State has now won 11 of its last 12 games that have been decided by less than 10 points. It doesn’t seem sustainable, and yet … it kind of has been over the last few years.It did so again on Saturday in Stillwater as it took down Texas Tech 45-44.Head coach Mike Gundy explains why he thinks this is happening.“No fear, no frustration and no fatigue is what we talk about,” said Gundy after the game. “Truthfully, I talk to the players about the core values and the accountability we have in our program. I wish I could give you and X’s and O’s, or say that I could give a Vince Lombardi pregame and halftime speech.“I think it’s the overall concept of our program. It’s our nutrition, it’s our sleep method that we use, it’s our strength training. I think that at the end of the games, we’re somewhat fresh. I know they scored at the end of the fourth quarter, but we got more pressure on (Mahomes) in the end of the fourth quarter than we did the entire game.”This is true. Justin Phillips got a monster sack in the fourth quarter, and Mahomes was hanging on for dear life on the final drive.last_img read more

AT&T Stadium to Host Big 12 Championship

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. AT&T Stadium has been selected as the site for the Big 12 Football Championship, the Conference announced Friday morning.AT&T Stadium to Host Big 12 Football Championship: https://t.co/3Zcu9Yj4aF— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) November 18, 2016The 100,000 seat stadium in Arlington, TX, will play host for the 2017-2021 seasons, where the top two teams in the conference will play each other (again) for the conference championship title. 2017 will feature the first Big 12 championship game since 2010.“There is great anticipation with the return of the Big 12 Football Championship and we look forward to hosting the event in AT&T Stadium for the next five years,” said Commissioner Bob Bowlsby in a release. “The building is a state of the art facility and offers many amenities that will be enjoyed by our institutions and fans.”FOX will cover the championship in 2017 and odd-numbered years through 2023, and ESPN will do the same in even-numbered years through 2024. Here are all the sites that have hosted the championship over the years.screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-4-06-06-pmlast_img read more

All-Sports Roundup: Tennis Stumbles Against No. 2 Wake, Edwards Sets Elite Mile Mark

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Ed. note: We wanted to take a look back at what you might have missed recently in some of OSU’s non-revenue sports, and our tennis guy Nick Welch gamely tossed that together. Hope you guys enjoy it.By: Nick WelchCowboy TennisThe OSU men’s tennis team went 2-1 this weekend winning matches against Alabama (7-0) and UMKC (7-0), and dropping a tightly contested battle against No. 2 Wake Forest (4-3).The highlight of the weekend was clearly the top-15 matchup against the Demon Deacons. The Cowboys went into an early 3-1 hole before mounting a monstrous comeback to even the score at 3-3, leaving the final singles match as the overall deciding factor.Nonetheless, the No. 12 Cowboys went toe to toe with their counterparts despite having to take on the No. 1 singles player and No. 1 doubles team in the nation, both both of which happen to play at Wake Forest. With a 2-1 record this weekend, the Cowboys moved to 7-1 on the year.Final score from Stillwater. #okstate pushes No. 2 Wake Forest to the limit, but the comeback falls just short in the end. pic.twitter.com/qsKsn7mA0w— OSU Cowboy Tennis (@CowboyTennis) February 12, 2017The Cowboys will next travel to Charlottesville, Virginia to compete in the ITA Indoor Regional Championships.Cowgirl TennisThe OSU women’s team missed out on the warm Oklahoma weather this weekend in exchange for a snowy trip northeast to New Haven, Connecticut to compete in the ITA Regional Indoor Championships.A motivated Cowgirl team annihilated No. 19 Ole Miss 4-0 in Round 1 before falling to No. 7 Ohio State 4-3 in the quarterfinals in the battle of OSUs. This was the first time an OSU women’s team had reached the quarterfinals of this event.The Cowgirls were rewarded with a consolation matchup against No. 8 California and came away victorious 4-2. With their first loss of the season, the No. 5 Cowgirls fell to 8-1 on the season.Thanks to @CowgirlTennis coaches Chris Young and @Matt_Manasse for helping us out of a jam @OleMissWTennis pic.twitter.com/h8eBrfvA8j— Jason Ontog (@JasonOntog) February 9, 2017The Cowgirls will play one more ITA game before heading down to the sunshine state to play two incredibly tough opponents in No. 4 Stanford and No. 1 Florida.Cowgirl BasketballThe Cowgirl basketball squad dropped their fifth game in a row, losing in Morgantown Saturday to the Lady Mountaineers, 79-53. A huge second quarter by West Virginia propelled them to an easy home victory over Oklahoma State (13-11, 3-10 Big XII).The Cowgirls shot just 37 percent from the field and 16 percentfrom three in the loss. Forward Mandy Coleman led all Cowgirls with 17 points and shooting 8-12 from the field. Final from Morgantown. #okstate falls to West Virginia in the first meeting this season between the two schools. pic.twitter.com/7d5dtoCxLY— Cowgirl Basketball (@OSUWBB) February 12, 2017The ladies will look to end their slide at home against TCU (12-12, 4-9 Big XII) on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Gallagher-Iba Arena.Cowgirl SoftballThe Cowgirls played five games in Baton Rouge over the weekend at the Tiger Classic. They went 3-2 in those games with the following results.McNeese State (5-1 win)LSU (14-2 loss)McNeese State (6-5 win)Penn State (1-0 win)LSU (5-2 loss)“There are some positives, without a doubt,” head coach Kenny Gajewski said. “I thought we really laid an egg the first game against LSU so I wanted to see how this team would respond in the next one. I thought we came out great, set the tone with a big home run. Then we kind of let this one get away. Credit them, they got clutch hitting when they had to.”#AirCowgirlOne is loaded up and heading back home. See you soon, Oklahoma. pic.twitter.com/iCdO5Da4ik— Cowgirl Softball (@CowgirlSB) February 12, 2017Track and FieldSuperstar Kaela Edwards ran the seventh-fastest mile in NCAA history in New York at the Millrose Games. Her time was 4:28.75. She raced against mostly pros.“It was really fun to run at that level and hold my own against all of those pros,” Edwards said. “I had some bigger goals going into the race, but a four second PR and a time that’s top-10 in collegiate history is pretty good. Competing in something like this is only going to make me better, and it was great to be a part of that.”A new NCAA leading time for @run4okstate’s Kaela Edwards in the #NYRRMillroseGames Wanamaker Mile, 4:28.75 -> https://t.co/qzlF2Fruct pic.twitter.com/9akUBYwxzo— FloTrack (@FloTrack) February 11, 2017At the Husky Classic in Seattle, three men’s runners dipped below four minutes in the mile. OSU joins Syracuse, Michigan and Colorado as the only programs to produce three sub-four minute miles this season.last_img read more