Nationwide practice, live from indy, 10:30-11:30 a.m. ET

first_imgFollow Nationwide practice, live from Indy, 8:30 a.m. ET on July 26 READ MORE: READ: Complete coverage from Eldora READ: Memorable moments of the first halfcenter_img READ: Complete coverage from Indianapolis READ: Paint Scheme Preview: Indianapolis, Eldoralast_img

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Liverpool to land Real Madrid man for £7m?

first_img Lucas Vazquez Liverpool are reportedly looking to delve into the transfer market again this summer and it seems manager Brendan Rodgers has targeted a Real Madrid midfielder as a key signing.Lucas Vazquez is the winger believed to be on Rodgers’ radar and talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight takes a look at the man starring on loan at Espanyol.Name: Lucas Vázquez IglesiasDate of birth: July 1, 1991Birthplace: Curtis, SpainPosition: WingerClub: Real Madrid (on loan Espanyol)What’s the latest?Brendan Rodgers is thought to be keen on signing the wideman as he looks to bolster his squad at Anfield. Espnayol have the option to sign Vazquez at the end of his temporary deal but Real Madrid appear happy to let him join the Reds if they stump up the £7million asking price.Did you know?1) As a youngster Vazquez spent time at CD Curtis, his hometown club, but was eventually signed by Real Madrid as a 16-year-old in 2007.2) The winger spent one season with Real Madrid’s C-team in 2010 before being promoted to their B-team the following campaign.3) Vazquez’s talents on the flank saw him score four goals in 23 games helping them to return to Spain’s second tier for the first time in five years.4) After continuing to play with Real Madrid B, Vazquez earned a loan switch to Catalan-club Espanyol at the start of this season.5) In La Liga he’s gone from strength-to-strength, with the pacy winger registering four assists and two goals.They say:“A gifted player with great ball control who is dangerous in one-on-ones. He is very skilful and is very mobile across the front line. His ability to beat a man makes him a danger for any opposition,” – say Real Madrid. 1center_img “He stands out for his explosive pace and dribbling. Given his want to go forward, the Galician tends to end the season with a number of goals under his belt. His hard-work, effort and consistency have helped him stay at Castilla.”Video evidence:last_img read more

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49ers record may match Raiders but this regime staying intact

first_imgSANTA CLARA — On one side of the bay, the Raiders followed Sunday’s rare win by firing their general manager. At 49ers headquarters, their second-year regime looks entrenched, even though coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch preside over a 3-10 record that mirrors the Raiders’.Jed York, the 49ers CEO, gave Shanahan and Lynch a not-so-subtle endorsement amid an emotional and powerful speech in the locker room after Sunday’s 20-14 win, a speech that honored York’s younger brother, …last_img read more

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Origin of Multicellularity: Back to the Drawing Board

first_imgMicro-RNAs have been found in green algae.  So?  What’s the big deal?  If you read the statements in Nature,1 it sounds like evolutionary biologists consider it a big, bad deal:The discovery, made independently by two labs, dismantles the popular theory that the regulatory role of microRNAs in gene expression is tied to the evolution of multicellularity.The finding is as startling as the discovery ten years ago that the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has 19,000 genes, just 1,000 short of the human count…“People were shocked that the complexity of the genomes in these simpler creatures was similar to our own,” he [Gregory Hannon, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory] says.  Now it seems that the RNA in simple unicellular organisms could be as complex as that in higher creatures.This [lack of microRNA in algae], combined with the fact that RNA sequences differ between plants and animals, helped give rise to the idea that microRNAs evolved independently in plant and animal lineages as parts of complex regulatory mechanisms associated with multicellularity.  Now it seems that these molecules may predate that evolutionary development.“It shows how basing conclusions on studies of just one or two model organisms can really lead you astray in terms of how you think about evolutionary processes,” says Jim Umen from the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California.Nobody knows why such a simple organism needs microRNAs, nor how or when they first appeared.One thing was not under dispute, however: evolution.  “Whatever their role, their presence indicates that microRNAs could be much more ancient than previously thought; they might have persisted for more than a billion years.”1Lucy Odling-Smee, “Complex set of RNAs found in simple green algae: Single-celled organisms aren’t as basic as they seem,” Nature 447, 518 (31 May 2007) | doi:10.1038/447518b.See it again?  The incorrigibility of Darwinists (e.g., 05/10/2007 commentary).  No amount of contrary evidence has the power to release the vice-like grip of evolutionary thinking on their minds.  To shield the audience from these embarrassments, they just turn up the fogma machines (05/14/2007 commentary) and the show goes on.(Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Message for National Heroes Day 2017 Leader of the Opposition Dr. Peter Phillips

first_img‘A GREAT HERITAGE, A GREAT LEGACY’Once again it is time for us to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our national heroes.  Collectively,their exploits and accomplishments have paved the way for Jamaica to move from plantation slavery to nationhood. The bravery and courage of Nanny of the Maroons and Sam Sharpe propelled us along the path from slavery to freedom. Paul Bogle and George William Gordon led the fight for social justice and access to land.Marcus Garvey gave Jamaicans the self-confidence to rise above their circumstances, and compete successfully with the best in the race of life.Alexander Bustamante’s deep commitment to the workers and Norman Manley’s confidence in Jamaica’s capacity for self-government charted the course from colonialism to nationhood. The journey from plantation slavery to nationhood has made us a proud visionary and ambitious people, always striving for excellence, committed to equality and social justice and caring for each other. However, we need to bear in mind that with each passing year fewer and fewer Jamaicans have any living memory of any of our heroes. It is therefore of the utmost importance that we utilize the media, the classroom and our creative artists to inform and educate our children of the great heritage and the great legacy that we have inherited.Today, as we celebrate our National Heroes; let us also pause to recognize the tremendous contributions of the thousands of our ordinary Jamaican citizens who have given and continue to give service way beyond the call of duty to keep Jamaica going. Particularly at this time, we pay tribute to the members of our security forces, who put their lives on the line battling violent criminals, often without adequate support.  We also pay respect to our teachers, health care workers, and the other public sector workers who often give of their personal time and resources, to keep the nation’s social services functioning in very difficult circumstances.  Respect is also due to the thousands of Jamaicans who give voluntary service through their citizens’ associations, neighbourhood watches or youth clubs, on behalf of their fellow citizens.These are the present day heroes, who by their collective effort remind us that the vision, hopes and aspirations of the founding heroes of our nation are still to be fully realized.  There are still too many suffering from poverty, joblessness and a lack of housing or access to land.  Too many of our children are left behind in our educational system without adequate preparation for responsible citizenship and the world of work. The Jamaica that our heroes lived worked and died for is one in which no citizen would be a squatter in the land of their birth. In that Jamaica no child would be left behind by an educational system which fails the majority of students. It would be a Jamaica in which every worker would have a fair share of the wealth they create and equal enjoyment the rights that our heroes secured for them.This Jamaica, however, can only be built by a political leadership that places the highest premium on integrity; and which is committed to the highest standards of public service while recognizing the importance of a partnership with the people they serveWe can best honour our heroes by providing this leadership in our various areas of endeavor as we rededicate ourselves to the task of building a Jamaica that offers opportunity to all its people, and where we all share and care for each other.Have a happy Heroes Day and may God bless you all and Jamaica land we love.last_img read more

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