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Heavy rain and snowfall expected in the Fort Nelson region

first_imgRain and local snow will develop tonight and persist through Wednesday with significant rainfall amounts and local snow accumulations expected.A moist front is expected to move into Northeastern British Columbia tonight and will stall through Wednesday. Rain will develop tonight and become heavy at times on Tuesday. Total rainfall of up to 50 mm can be expected by Wednesday night or Thursday morning when the front eventually weakens and moves out of the region. Areas near the Rockies will receive the heaviest rainfall.Furthermore, rain will change to snow at night especially over the higher terrain with local snow accumulations of 15 to 25 cm possible by Wednesday night.- Advertisement -The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.last_img read more

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Darwinism Seen in Action!

first_imgAn example of Darwinian evolution in action was reported by EurekAlert.  This dramatic announcement called it a “rare example” of a “controversial theory of genetic conflict” in the reproduction of certain fish:The conflict has been likened to a “battle of the sexes” or an “arms race” at the molecular level between mothers and fathers.  At stake: the fetus’s growth rate and how much that costs the nutrient-supplying mother.    The new research supports the idea of a genetic “arms race” going on between a live-bearing mother and her offspring, assisted by the growth-promoting genes of the father.The gist of the story is that some placental minnows had higher levels of a gene called insulin-like growth factor two (IGF2).  “The researchers found that the biggest genetic changes were in those species of the minnows that had developed placentas, supporting the Darwinian theory of natural selection,” the article claimed.    The researchers from UC Riverside believe that the male and female compete for control of the offspring.  The male wants “fast fetal growth, so that his offspring will be the hardiest, best survivors and the ones who demand the most of the mother’s placental nutrients,” while the female gives all her offspring equal maternal care (i.e., equal levels of the growth hormone), “so that her nutrients will be available to support her and the offspring from all her matings.”You have to laugh at the lengths the Darwinists will go to in trying to prop up Charlie’s idol.  They did not see these fish evolve.  They admitted that “The placenta is a complex organ of maternal and fetal tissues that nourishes the developing fetus in the uterus,” but did not explain how this complexity arose; they only found differing levels of one growth hormone.  They admitted that their theory of genetic conflict is controversial.  And they committed the usual grievous sin of the Darwinists, personifying poor little fish that don’t know their right fin from their left with goal-oriented actions and human patterns of conflict.  This was not evolution in action.  The only thing in action was the Darwin fogma machine (05/14/2007).(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Ohio couple selected as National Outstanding Young Farmers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nick and Sunny Cummings of Washington Court House were selected national winners at the 62nd annual National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards Congress held Feb. 15-18 in Sacramento, Cal. Four national winners were selected from a group of 10 finalists for the award based on their progress in an agricultural career, extent of soil and water conservation practices, and contributions to the well-being of the community, state, and nation. National winners received a savings bond from corporate sponsor John Deere and the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., during National Ag Week in 2019.Nick Cummings credits his involvement in 4-H and FFA with cultivating an interest in agriculture that would lead to his future career. When a local farmer gave him a job moving wagons of grain from the field to the grain bins at age 16, he knew that somehow he would become a first-generation farmer. At 17, Nick convinced a local banker to loan him enough money to buy a baler. In paying back that loan, he established a relationship with an ag lender that he maintains today. He rented his first 25 acres at age 19, and he now raises corn, soybeans, wheat, hay, and feeder cattle on nearly 2,000 acres. His wife, Sunny, grew up on a multi-generational farm. In addition to her job as an elementary teacher and duties as a mom to Tyler, Hannah, and Hayden, she manages the finances on the farm.Nick has maintained and improved surface drains and three different waterways on his acreage, and he has tiled 350 acres. Given his background, it is not surprising that Nick prioritizes giving back to youth agricultural programs. For the past 10 years, he has worked with the local FFA alumni and youth to hold a consignment equipment auction to fundraise for scholarships to further the students’ agricultural careers. He is also active with the Ohio Farm Bureau, Corn and Wheat Growers Association, and his church.The NOYF program is the oldest farmer recognition program in the United States, selecting its first group of national winners in 1955. The program is sponsored by John Deere, administered by the Outstanding Farmers of America (OFA), and supported by the National Association of Conservation Districts, the National Association of County Agricultural Agents and the U.S. Jaycees.last_img read more

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Now, Kundu khap comes out in support of Haryana stalking victim

first_imgAmid protests by rival political parties across Haryana in the case of alleged stalking of a woman by State BJP president Subhash Barala’s son Vikas and his friend Ashish on a road in Chandigarh, a khap (community organisation representing a clan or a group of related clans) has come out in support of the woman seeking strict action against the accused. The Kundu khap leaders have threatened to intensify an agitation if no concrete action is taken on the issue by August 16.A large number of residents of Titoli village, along with those of the neighbouring Sunderpur and Sisroli villages, blocked the Jind-Rohtak highway on Tuesday afternoon, expressing solidarity with the woman and seeking strict legal action.Also Read ‘Stalking’ case: Chandigarh police summon Vikas Barala, friend Ashish Virender Kundu, a protester, said “The family of the victim belongs to the Kundu clan and her ancestors belong to Titoli village. So she is our daughter, we want justice for her. It seems the government is trying to cover up because the accused belongs to an influential family.”Another protester, Rajesh, said that it was not just the members of the Kundu clan, but members of all 36 communities had come out in support of the victim and were committed to continue their fight till the justice was done to her. “It is not about a girl belonging to a particular community or a clan, it concerns all girls and women. So the members of all the communities came out in her support. We too have girls who go to schools and colleges. It can happen to them as well. If the accused go scot-free, it will set a wrong precedent,” he said.Senior officials reached the spot and persuaded the villagers to lift the blockade.Superintendent of Police, Rohtak, Pankaj Nain, said the blockade lasted for around 30 minutes and a case was registered against the protesters under the relevant Sections of the IPC.Vikas and Ashish allegedly stalked the woman, a disc jockey, when she was returning home in the early hours of August 5 in their sport utility vehicle and blocked her way twice. The duo was later arrested and let off on bail.last_img read more

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Amarinder seeks WB support for shifting to alternative crops

first_imgPunjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sought the World Bank’s technological and financial support to help the State’s farmers shift from the conventional wheat-paddy cycle to a diversified cropping pattern, aimed at income enhancement and water conservation.At a meeting with a World Bank delegation, led by Dr. Juergen Voegele, Global Director, Agriculture and Water, the Chief Minister said that encouraged by the State government’s programmes, many farmers were adopting alternative crops by shunning wheat and paddy cultivation. “They need technological and financial support, which the World Bank could provide,” he said.Capt. Amarinder directed the State agriculture department to come out with a blueprint of crop diversification and ground water saving projects for submission to the World Bank, for their technological and financial support.During the meeting, which focused on the critical issues of crop diversification to enhance farmers’ income and check water depletion, the Chief Minister also urged the World Bank to provide support for promotion of fruit and livestock exports in Punjab, as it had done in Uzbekistan.Farm subsidiesHe mooted decoupling of farm subsidies from production, and underlined the need for an efficient marketing mechanism to incentivise farmers towards crop diversification, and said the World Bank could support the State government’s programmes in this regard. He also stressed the importance of enlargement of the existing farm support mechanism, for which procurement of alternative crops such as maize, cotton and sugarcane by the Union government at the minimum support price was vital, he said.The issue of stubble burning also came up during the meeting and the Chief Minister said the farmers needed to be incentivise through cost compensation by the central government to make the campaign against the harmful practice a success.Mr. Voegele, according to the Punjab government’s statement, lauded the State’s initiatives like ‘Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao’ and assured the Chief Minister of full support from the World Bank in his efforts towards crop diversification and water conservation.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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Scoliosis

first_imgAbnormal curvature in the spine is known as scoliosis, and generally begins just at the onset of puberty and progresses during the period of rapid growth. Most junior high schools routinely screen for scoliosis because, if caught early, progressive spine curvature can be prevented. Scoliosis affects girls much more frequently than boys.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img

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Minnesota Duluth ends Ohio State womens ice hockeys season in WHCA tournament

Senior defenseman Becky Allis attempts to chase down the puck during a game against the Toronto Aeros Sept. 28 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost, 2-1.Credit: Chelsea Spears / Multimedia editorA streaky season came to a close for the Ohio State women’s hockey team this weekend.The Buckeyes (15-17-5, 10-16-5) fell to Minnesota Duluth (15-14-6, 13-12-6), 5-1, on the road Sunday in the decisive third game of the team’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association Tournament first-round series.Junior forward Zoe Hickel gave the host Bulldogs their third 1-0 lead of the weekend 9:24 into Sunday’s game, but seven minutes later junior forward Kayla Sullivan tied the game for the Buckeyes.Then, 7:06 into the second, Duluth scored what would prove to be the series-clinching goal. After OSU freshman defenseman Alexa Ranahan was called for interference, the Bulldogs capitalized on the power play with a goal from freshman defenseman Sidney Morin.Despite 16 combined shots in the second and third period, the Buckeyes couldn’t find the tying goal, and a couple of Duluth empty net goals punctuated the clinching victory.OSU coach Nate Handrahan said the 5-1 score line was slightly misleading, but ultimately the game came down to missed opportunities.“I thought we played our best game of the series and really had a lot of opportunities to capitalize, but we didn’t,” Handrahan said. “That kind of allowed them to hang around, and they capitalized when we didn’t.”On Saturday night the Buckeyes had to ride 32 saves from OSU senior goalie Lisa Steffes to come from behind twice and extend the series with a 3-2 win.Tied 1-1 heading into the third, the two teams shared three goals in a 2:20 span. Duluth took their second lead of the night early in the period, but senior forward Ally Tarr scored her 11th of the year to tie things at two. Tarr picked up an assist on the winning goal two minutes later, as she and junior defenseman Sara Schmitt set up Sara’s twin sister, junior defender Kari Schmitt, to score the game-winning power play goal.Game one on Friday saw both net minders stymie the opposition. Steffes and Duluth sophomore goalie Kayla Black combined for 50 saves, but it was the one shot Steffes didn’t save that mattered. Duluth’s leading goal scorer, senior forward Jamie Kenyon gave her team the lead 5:26 into the second, and things remained that way the rest of the night.The close margins of each playoff game were representative of an OSU team that reinvented itself after the winter holidays, only losing four of its final 16 regular season games.Over the course of the season, the Buckeyes fought through a nine-game winless streak, while also putting together separate three and four-game winning streaks. read more

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Pilot Car Operations Removed From The Sterling Highway

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On the Sterling Highway, traffic will resume normal operations without pilot cars as of Tuesday. However, drivers may continue to see them in road construction zones. Skilak Lake Road remains closed to any and all residents. Swan Lake Fire information and safety topics will be available on the KPB blog at www.kppoem.com and on Facebook @ KPBalerts. Residents can sign-up for the KPBalerts phone notification system by texting KPB to 99411, and following the prompts to register using your Borough physical address. Motorists are encouraged to use caution as fire-weakened trees, which can fall over, remain a hazard. Motorists should drive with headlights on at all times and be aware of fire personnel and vehicles still in the fire area. The Office of Emergency Management continues to operate the Information Call Center from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at 907-262-4636 (262-INFO).last_img read more

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In Other News

first_imgOfficials named Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph as the preferred location to base the first Advanced Pilot Trainer (T-X), which will replace T-38C Talon aircraft at existing undergraduate pilot training installations. Basing the T-X at JB San Antonio, home to Air Force instructor pilot training, is an essential step to establishing a T-X instructor pilot pipeline, according to a press release. The selection also sets the conditions to transition to T-X training at the other flying training locations, including Columbus AFB, Miss.; Laughlin AFB, Texas; Sheppard AFB, Texas; and Vance AFB, Okla. The first T-X aircraft are expected to arrive at JB San Antonio in 2022. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img

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HOT OFF THE PRESS Wilmington Recreation Offers 8Day Trip To Grand Canyon

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department presents an 8-day America’s Canyonlands trip from May 14, 2020 to May 21, 2020.The trip costs $2,650 per person (double), $3,625 per person (single), and $2,615 per person (triple).Contact the Recreation Department at 978-658-4270 with any questions and registration information. Additional itinerary information can be found HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedHOT OFF THE PRESS: Wilmington Recreation Offers “March Gladness” Road Trip To Catskill MountainsIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Wilmington Recreation Organizes Trip To See “Mutts Gone Nuts!” Show In WrenthamIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Recreation’s Fall NewsletterIn “Community”last_img read more