Chelsea have struggled to create chances in a cagey opening 25 minutes at Stamford Bridge.Stoke started brightly with Xherdan Shaqiri prominent, but the first chance fell to Chelsea’s Bertrand Traore,Traore, playing up front because of a tendon injury to Diego Costa, miscued completely from Cesar Azpilicueta’s first-time cross after a glorious long pass by Branislav Ivanovic.Eden Hazard – on his 200th Chelsea appearance for Chelsea – was at the heart of the home side’s best moments but was unable to find a final pass on several occasions.Oscar also sent in a testing low cross after a neat turn, while at the other end Thibaut Courtois made a decent save from Ibrahim Afellay’s long-range strike and Mame Diouf shot over when he should have scored.Blues boss Guus Hiddink left Cesc Fabregas on the bench, but there were recalls for John Mikel Obi, Willian and Baba Rahman.The Blues and the Potters are both chasing a fourth consecutive Premier League victory. A Chelsea win would take them above Stoke in the table and could see them which could take them up to seventh place in the table.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Baba, Ivanovic, Cahill; Matic, Mikel; Willian, Hazard, Oscar, Traore.Subs: Begovic, Miazga, Clarke-Salter, Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas, Pato. Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Dinosaur farts may have caused global warming on Venus.Alternate universe #3652908 may have had the conditions for the evolution of silicon life.Mutation in a newt may have caused men to be more hairy than women.Cosmic rays could have started the geysers on Enceladus.Unseen planets between the galaxies might host advanced civilizations. (Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Anything goes in secular science news these days; it’s Alice in Wonderland meets Stephen Hawking, like Bob Berman said of modern cosmology (10/06/04). Notice that mentioning current-day observational facts (like a meteor crater, a roundworm, or a fossil) does not validate a speculative claim. The presence of a connectome in a roundworm says absolutely nothing about the human brain. A crater on Europa says nothing about life. Don’t be fooled; none of the observational props provide necessary or sufficient conditions to establish scientific validity to any claim that is (1) speculative and (2) incapable of verification. You can observe a robin in your yard; that does not give you the right to claim in the name of science that it got its avian lung from the ancestor of a monitor lizard 270 million years ago. “Well, it might have” is no excuse. Scientists need to stop imagining things; they need bigger vigor in their scientific rigor. Things no one could possibly ever know are being reported by science journals and news sites as things worthy of scientific faith.Here are some far-out speculations coming from science sites recently:Asteroid that killed dinosaurs might have sent life to Mars (BBC News).A roundworm’s mind may be the first step toward understanding the human brain (Live Science).One-way breathing may have evolved 270 million years ago (Live Science).An ancient “fig wasp” lived 100 million years before figs evolved (Science Daily).A meteor may have delivered the building blocks of life to Europa (Space.com).Exoplanet hunters may find ET by glut of alien corpses (New Scientist)Life was possible in the early universe in the cooling glow of the big bang (Nature News). This weakens the Anthropic Principle and the need for a multiverse.For the last claim in the list above, comments to PhysOrg‘s version of the story came from many who felt the subject was far too speculative and therefore unscientific.And yet these same priests and prophets of scientism, who take on the role of delivering scientific truths to the masses, routinely become filled with rage at critics of Darwinism, claiming they are enemies of science, that they don’t understand science, that they are religious nuts. Casey Luskin just reported on Evolution News & Views a new case where bullies threatened disruption of a non-credit, optional class on intelligent design vs. evolution, and succeeded in getting the administration to cancel the class (for fear of bad publicity). Hypocrites; the bullies belong to a group that calls itself the “Freethought Oasis.”Not a single one of the claims in the above list could be demonstrated by observation or experiment. The perhapsimaybecouldness index for each one is exorbitantly high to the point of fantasy. Any one of us could speculate wildly on similar subjects with equal credibility. Try it; it’s fun:
Film lovers rejoice! The Logmar Super 8 is a modern take on the classic 8mm film camera.Just when you think film-based cinematography may be on it’s way out, a new announcement brings excitement to the entire art-form.It seems like almost every day there is a new digital camera released, but it’s not everyday that you hear about a new film camera hitting the market. Enter the Logmar Super 8…The Logmar Super 8 CameraThe Logmar Super 8 Camera is a brand new digital/analog hybrid Super 8 camera designed to bring the joy of shooting on 8mm film to the 21st century. The Logmar is unique because users can record video to 8mm film while simultaneously viewing what’s being recorded via a flip-out LCD screen.The camera comes with ports that allow users to record audio to an SD card and monitor audio with a headphone output port. Among these audio inputs are a 3.5mm stereo, 1/4” jack mono, and a +48V phantom powered XLR input. By recording the audio directly to SD cards users can easily drop audio files into their NLE of choice.The camera accepts C-Mount lenses which are notably cheaper than their digital counterparts.The Super 8 Camera is also WiFi remote controllable, meaning users can have almost full control over the camera without even touching it. Features like recording time, audio adjustments, and camera power, can all be controlled with the included wifi remote.The camera accepts standard Super 8 mm cartridges which go for about $30 bucks on B&H.The following video gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the Logmar in-action.This is the first major announcement of a Super 8 film camera release in 30 years and definitely a testament to the resurgence of love for film-based filmmaking. This new hybrid-style camera is a very interesting concept…we’ll be interested to see if it receives a good reception from the filmmaking community.One of the largest concerns with shooting in 8mm is resolution. At first glance it may seem like Super 8mm film wouldn’t be able to scan at an HD resolution but it can actually be scanned with a resolution of up to 2K, making it usable in professional settings.Pricing and Availability.Beta-testers for the Logmar are expected to receive their cameras mid-January. So we’d expect the Logmar to be available for purchase within the next few months. The price is currently set at $5,500.For more information regarding the Logmar Super 8 Camera check out it’s product page on Pro8mm’s website.Read More:New Super 8 Camera Boosts Vintage Film With Digital Tech – WiredMeet the Logmar Super 8, the First 8mm Camera Manufactured in over 30 Years – NoFilmSchoolSensational: a new Super 8 camera from Denmark – Filmkorn
By BEN HARRISFor South Australia Heat, the National Youth Championships at Sunshine Coast Stadium are more than just a touch football tournament.The girls team in particular have had to overcome a significant hurdle that personally impacted many within the touch football community.The terrible skiing accident in July which left the Heat’s National Youth Championships girls captain Cody Gray a quadriplegic.Gray was to play at this event however, the wonders of modern technology has allowed her to have a different view.“Modern technology allows us to get her up on face-time and almost be in the sub box and she was barking instructions to the girls from Adelaide the other day,” South Australia Touch’s state operations manager Tim Wyld said.“The girls are holding up pretty well in a tough situation, we will see how we go but they are using it as a motivator.”On day one, the Heat won two of their three matches as they try to continue their impressive form.“It seems to be a gradual improvement. We are back-to-back [champions] in development states titles in the girls’ division and a fourth place in the girls T-League at the NTLs [National Touch League],” Wyld said.“Most of these girls played in that side too. We have a core group of girls who are going through together and it’s holding us in good stead.”Led by first-year coach Ellie Konopka, who played at the National Youth Championships last year, the Heat are making ground.“She is doing a fantastic job, and given the impact this team has had and the things she needs to deal with,” Wyld said.“A lot of coaches haven’t had to deal with that in their lifetime and in her first tournament, she has had to help out. “She has done a fantastic job, and it is great to see Mick [Gray] here too and continuing that mentoring role with her, I think she will be a fantastic coach.”There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 National Youth Championships (NYC). The Touch Football Australia and NYC websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.nyc.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and game live streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksNational Youth Champs
Arsenal insist Tierney withdrawal due to ‘phased return’by Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are carefully managing Kieran Tierney’s return from injury after he withdrew from the latest Scotland squad.Signed from Celtic in the summer, Tierney only made his debut for Arsenal last week after recovering from a double hernia operation.Reports suggested the 22-year-old pulled out of his country’s qualifiers against Russia and San Marino due to a fresh injury setback.However, the London Evening Standardhas quoted a club source that says the decision was due to a “phased return to match fitness” implemented by the Gunners.The news will come as a relief to Arsenal fans after Tierney’s excellent debut in the win over Nottingham Forest last week. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake on Leicester radarby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City are seeking a new central defender for the January transfer window.The Foxes could use some of the money generated from the sale of England international Harry Maguire to Manchester United over the summer.The Telegraph says Leicester are expected to reignite their interest in Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake and Burnley’s James Tarkowski in the new year.City made a late run for Tarkowski in the summer window but could not convince Burnley to sell their star defender.Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers is apparently keen to bring in more cover at centre-half to add competition for places, along with Wes Morgan. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Maxi Gomez has reaffirmed he is ‘very happy’ at Celta Vigo despite rumours linking him with other clubs.Gomez, 25, who has been strongly linked with a move to Spanish rivals Sevilla and other Premier League sides has a €50m release clause inserted in his deal.“There is always a lot of talk in the media, it is normal,” Gomez told reporters, as cited by Marca.“At Christmas last year there was a lot of talks that I would move to China too, but the truth is I am delighted at Celta, here I am progressing, fighting and working hard – I want to continue here.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Saturday’s victory over Atletico was very important, we have continued our strong start to the league, and we are all highly motivated.“We have seven points from our first nine matches, and we are very happy, long may it continue!”The Uruguayan striker scored 17 La Liga goals in 35 starts since he joined from Defensor Sporting last summer in a €4m deal in 2017.
Chelsea FC have released a statement confirming they will appeal FIFA’s decision to ban them from registering new players for the next two transfer windows.The World football governing body found Chelsea guilty of breaching rules regarding the signings of 29 minors.Which means permanent deals for ex-Inter midfielder Mateo Kovacic and Juventus loanee Gonzalo Higuain are equally in doubt.However, the Blues hit back in an official statement: “Chelsea FC has today received a decision from the FIFA Disciplinary Committee concerning alleged breaches of the FIFA Regulations that relate to the international transfer of players under the age of 18.“The decision imposes a transfer ban of two consecutive registration periods and a fine of 600k Swiss francs. Chelsea FC categorically refutes the findings of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and will, therefore, be appealing the decision.“The club wishes to emphasise that it respects the important work undertaken by FIFA in relation to the protection of minors and has fully cooperated with FIFA throughout its investigation.“Initially, Chelsea FC was charged under Articles 19.1 and 19.3 in relation to 92 players. We welcome the fact that FIFA has accepted that there was no breach in relation to 63 of these players, but the club is extremely disappointed that FIFA has not accepted the club’s submissions in relation to the remaining 29 players.Match Preview: Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Wolverhampton will host Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in one of the most interesting Premier League games this weekend.Chelsea Football Club has today issued the following statement. https://t.co/V4HBdmdcyr— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 22, 2019“Chelsea FC acted in accordance with the relevant regulations and will shortly be submitting its appeal to FIFA.”The future of manager Maurizio Sarri has also come back under the spotlight, amidst speculation of a move to Roma next season.Chelsea fans will be hoping for the brighter side of things when they face Man City in the Carabao Cup finals. A trophy may help douse the tensions that has rocked the club in recent weeks.
Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter BONSALL (KUSI) – A motorcyclist was killed after being struck by a wrong-way driver suspected of being under the influence on a freeway in Bonsall.Authorities say a 25-year-old man from Camp Pendleton was driving a Lexus sedan eastbound in the westbound lanes and collided head-on with a man on a Suzuki motorcycle. on State Route 76 near Via Monserate Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol said.The incident occurred at 3:54 a.m., said CHP Officer Mark Latulippe.“A Lexus IS 300 was traveling eastbound within the westbound lanes of SR-76 and collided head-on with a man on a Suzuki motorcycle traveling in the correct, westbound direction, killing the rider,” Latulippe said. “A third vehicle was involved when it was struck by debris from the initial impact.”Latulippe said the unidentified motorcyclist died at the scene, while the Lexus driver was taken to Palomar Medical Center with minor scratches.“He was determined to be impaired and was subsequently arrested,” Latulippe said.The westbound lanes of SR-76 were affected from the time of the collision until about 7 a.m. as investigators processed the collision scene, Latulippe said.The incident remains under investigation.Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has additional information, is urged to call the CHP at (858) 637-3800. Motorcyclist killed by wrong-way driver on SR-76 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Updated: 7:13 AM Posted: January 1, 2019 January 1, 2019