The football national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) will play one of the most important qualifying matches on Friday night at 20:45 o’clock against Greece. From the morning it is obvious that Zenica will be the center of BiH tonight.The final preparations for the match between BiH and Greece are coming to an end, the fence around the stadium was set two days ago, and a big flag of the Football Association of BiH is set up as well.Cars with flags of BiH are noticeable on the street of Zenica and how much interesting is the match between BiH and Greece proves the information that nearly 70 media will report from Bilin Polje tonight.The arrival of the most fans in Zenica is expected in the late afternoon, and everyone announces the fire and full support to BiH football team for all 90 minutes of the match.(Source: klix)
The Catalunya racetrack with snow covered seating is shown before a Formula One pre-season testing session in Montmelo, outside Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 28. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)Montmelo, Spain (AP) — Cold weather continued to cause havoc for Formula One teams on Wednesday, with snowfall delaying the third day of testing and keeping cars mostly in the garage.Parts of the track were covered in snow when teams arrived at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona, and when conditions improved only five drivers ventured out.Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso was the only driver to post a time after running 11 laps on full-wet tires with his Renault-powered McLaren.“The poor weather conditions made things difficult all day long,” Alonso said. “In the few laps we did at the end of the day we managed to collect some good data for future development, so even with the little running we could complete, the information we got is very positive. I’m happy that despite a difficult day of testing for everyone, we made the best of it.” The other four drivers who made it to the track — Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull, Marcus Ericsson of Sauber, Robert Kubica of Williams and Brendon Hartley of Toro Rosso — only ran installation laps in the near-freezing temperatures.“We tried but it was nearly impossible to do anything so we stayed in the garage for most of the time,” said Kubica, Williams’ test driver.Mercedes, Ferrari, Force India, Renault and Haas didn’t get their cars out on the track. McLaren said Alonso was able to work on a series of tests and checks during his runs.“We adapted our program to maximize our time both in the garage this morning and later this afternoon when the track began to dry out,” McLaren racing director Eric Boullier said. “I’m satisfied that despite the challenges, we used our time efficiently today.”The unusually cold conditions near Barcelona have hindered the teams’ ability to learn much about their new cars throughout the week, with the track lacking enough grip for proper runs. It should be warmer for Thursday’s final session, but more rain was expected.There will be another four-day test session in Barcelona beginning next Tuesday. The season-opening Australian GP in Melbourne is March 25.“We shuffle our program around and try to fit all the work we need to do into seven days instead of eight,” Mercedes technical director James Allison said. “There’s just slightly less time available now. It is the same challenge for all the teams, so we take it on the chin and move on.”There were talks about adding extra days of testing in Barcelona, but the decision would need to be unanimously approved among the teams.It was cold for the first two days but cars were able to stay much longer on the track. They couldn’t run for most of the morning on Wednesday as organizers couldn’t open the track until visibility improved and the medical helicopter was cleared to fly.“Thanks for making me feel at home, Barcelona,” Ericsson, a Swede, said on Twitter after arriving at the snow-covered track.
More than 150 women recently gathered at Branches in West Long Branch to celebrate Ladies Night Out, Monmouth Medical Center’s annual women’s health event. The free event featured health information tables, free giveaways and door prizes, makeup tips from Macy’s by Appointment cosmeticians and showcased a panel of Monmouth Medical Center physician experts who discussed today’s most vital women’s health issues and offered an overview of the latest technological advances. Above, Eatontown resident Mary Ann McKean speaks during the event with Dr. Peter M. Farrugia, a Monmouth Medical Center interventional cardiologist who specializes in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease.
Here’s another evolutionary conundrum: animals usually don’t tell lies. Why is lying such a well-documented human trait, but rare in the animal kingdom? Animals signal their own and their enemies in many complex ways. It would seem that lying would have evolved as a useful strategy many times in the animal kingdom, yet apparently it has not. In a book review of Animal Signals by John Maynard Smith and David Harper (Oxford, 2003) published in the April 23 issue of Science,1 Nils Stenseth and Glenn-Peter S�tre describe the puzzle:A central problem for evolutionary biologists interested in animal communication is to explain why animal signalers generally are truthful. A male nightingale advertising for a mate reliably signals properties of his qualities through his beautiful song. By dressing in screaming black and yellow colors, the wasp reliably warns approaching predators (and us) of her painful sting. The trivial answer to the honesty problem is that it would not pay animals to respond to a signal unless they by and large benefited. If wasps never stung, no one would bother to notice their striking colors. The color pattern would cease to be a signal. However, the more interesting question–the main theme of John Maynard Smith and David Harper’s Animal Signals–is what keeps signalers from cheating? What prevents, say, a poor-quality male nightingale from claiming that he is of higher quality than he actually is?It’s not that evolutionists never thought about this before. One explanation, for instance, is called the handicap theory: “signals are reliable because they are costly to produce or have costly consequences.” Ideas about indices vs. amplifiers and evolving signals vs. equilibrium signals are discussed in the review, along with this puzzler:The problem of honest signaling seems especially challenging to our intuition when we consider contests, situations in which the contestants prefer different outcomes. In their chapter on signaling during contests, Maynard Smith and Harper explore some consequences of the contestantsְ shared interest in avoiding an escalated fight. They discuss badges of status, minimal-cost signals that indicate need, and aspects such as extended interactions, punishment, and the effects of the divisibility of a resource.All this seems to beg the question of why humans are such inveterate liars, if their behavior evolved, too. The authors provide some “suggestions” –In the final chapter, the authors discuss signaling in primates and some other social vertebrates. Here we find several topics that border on other fields such as psychology and the evolution of language. The chapter provides some of the book’s most entertaining examples and most thought-provoking suggestions. These include the evolution, through natural selection, of animal signaling into human language; that is, the transition in our past where genetic change was eclipsed by cultural change and history began.With that tantalizing impression, they leave us hanging; the reviewers probably expect us to buy the book to hear the suggestions. Are they suggesting that cultural change and history do not evolve by natural selection?1Nils Chr. Stenseth and Glenn-Peter S�tre, “Behavioral Ecology: Why Animals Don’t Lie,” Science, Vol 304, Issue 5670, 519-520, 23 April 2004, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1097384].Interesting that they do not mention mimicry, which seems to be a form of deceit: “don’t eat me–I’m a stick!” But mimicry is not really lying. The animal can’t help the way it was born. Anyway, in terms of vocalizations or behavioral traits, it is striking that animals don’t lie to each other like humans do, except in The Far Side comic strips. So here again, another phenomenon is found that seems counterintuitive to evolutionary expectations, and Darwinians are left employing just-so stories to explain it. How many exceptions to the rule are required before the rules must be changed? With glittering generalities, evolutionists exercise their fertile imaginations to dream of monkey screeches evolving into Shakespearean soliloquies. Prove it, we say. Interestingly, though human beings can be shown to all have a single genetic ancestor (like Adam), their languages cannot. Dr. Joseph Kickasola, a linguist at Regent University, has shown that all the thousands of human languages and dialects can be reduced to 17 families, but no further. Could this fact be an echo of Babel? The cynic says, “Everybody lies, but it doesn’t matter, because nobody listens.” What if enough people stop listening to Darwinian just-so stories? After all, it is a form of deceit to pretend to have an answer when you don’t. It would be more honest for a naturalistic researcher to say, “I don’t know why humans are liars but animals are not.” Maybe this and maybe that doesn’t cut it in science. This is an area where science is limited, but there are other sources of information, such as history and eyewitnesses. The One who cannot lie told us about a father of lies, the devil, who was a liar from the beginning, and that it is not surprising that his followers would follow in his ways. He also commanded us not to bear false witness, and warned that all liars shall have their part in the lake of fire. If you don’t like to hear such things, don’t ignore the credibility of the source of that information. Don’t lie to yourself. Postscript: Science Now reported a week ago that John Maynard Smith, co-author of the book Animal Signals and one who “revolutionized the way biologists think about behavioral evolution” died on April 19. This is the fate to which we all are racing. Are you ready? Choose carefully whose words you trust. At the end of your life, it will not matter how entertaining the just-so stories you told or believed. But you can know the Truth, and the truth can set you free.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says since implementation of the State of Public Emergency (SOE) in St. James a year ago, more persons are reporting disputes and other acts of criminality to members of the security forces.Speaking at a community meeting at the Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Norwood, St. James, on January 20, Dr. Chang said the negative informer culture has been reduced, as more citizens will speak freely to the security forces when they have problems.Dr. Chang reiterated the Government’s commitment to ensuring the safety of residents of St. James, after the expiration of the SOE on January 31.He informed that a heavy security presence will be maintained in St. James in an effort to sustain a level of peace in the parish, adding that the Government will implement additional strategies to combat crime in western Jamaica.“We have built some facility at the airport [Jamaica Defence Force barracks]. That’s the number-wo battalion of the Jamaica Defence Force, which used to be based at Up Park Camp in Kingston. They are now permanently based in Montego Bay, so we don’t have the cost of bringing them to and from Kingston…” he noted.“We will also maintain a high level of police officers in the area and start the process this year of building our mobile west [barracks]. We are going to base a formation in Montego Hills, so that you have an adequate number of policemen,” the Minister said.Dr. Chang also urged members of the security forces to treat citizens with respect and refrain from using excessive force in the execution of their duties.“Members of the security forces must apply the law. If citizens are abused, we are open all the time to hear their complaints. We train them to treat citizens with respect. The same way we say you must respect your fellow citizen, the law must protect you and respect you. They don’t need to abuse you and if you are abused, report them,” he emphasised.
New Delhi: Infighting in the Haryana Congress reached the doorstep of party president Sonia Gandhi with former PCC chief Ashok Tanwar and his supporters protesting on Wednesday outside her 10 Janpath residence here alleging corruption in distribution of tickets for the upcoming assembly polls. As his supporters raised slogans against management committee chief Bhupender Hooda, Tanwar alleged that tickets were being distributed on whims and fancies and were being “sold”, ignoring those who had worked for years. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadPeople are saying that the ticket for the Sohna Assembly seat has been sold for Rs 5 crore, he said. “Some people said in Rohtak that the party had lost its way. When something is given to them, then the party is on the right path,” Tanwar said in reference to Hooda’s remarks at the August 18 ‘Maha Parivartan Rally’ in Rohtak where he had said that the Congress had “lost direction”. “For five years and eight months we have shed blood and sweat,” he said. In a bid to end factionalism in the party ahead of assembly polls in Haryana, the Congress last month named Kumari Selja chief of its state unit, replacing Tanwar, and appointed Hooda as chairperson of the election management committee. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka GandhiHooda had openly come out against Tanwar, who is known to be close to Rahul Gandhi and had been state unit chief since 2014. Tanwar’s remarks came ahead of the release of the list of nominees by the party for the Assembly polls. Hooda’s supporters have claimed the situation in the Congress worsened due to Tanwar and he is blaming the former CM as he is upset at being removed from his post. Congress president Sonia had appointed Hooda the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader, and by virtue of that leader of opposition in the state assembly.
Mumbai: Equity benchmark Sensex furthered losses to the fourth session in a row on Thursday, dropping about 199 points as financial sector trouble and renewed trade war concerns weighed on sentiments. After opening on a negative note, the 30-share BSE Sensex swung between a high of 38,310.93 and a low of 37,957.56, before settling at 38,106.87, showing a decline of 198.54 points or 0.52 per cent. Likewise, the 50-share NSE Nifty closed down by 46.80 points or 0.41 per cent at 11,313.10. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra The Sensex was pulled down mainly by losses in metal and banking stocks. Globally, markets came under an immense pressure after the US decision to impose new tariffs on European goods, triggering worries for the global economy. Besides, a series of negative headlines in the Indian banking and financial sector have been playing in the minds of investors, pulling the benchmark indices down for the past couple of sessions. On the Sensex chart, Vedanta was the biggest loser with 4.66 per cent decline. Other major laggards were were Tata Steel, IndusInd Bank, HDFC Bank, Kotak Bank, Axis Bank, HUL and Bharti Airtel, losing up to 3.36 per cent. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days On the other hand, Yes Bank surged about 33 per cent on Thursday after five consecutive days of fall after the bank said its financials are strong, with the liquidity position well in excess of regulatory requirements. Others top gainers were Tata Motors, ITC, HCL Tech PowerGrid, and M&M, gaining up to 6.16 per cent. Asian markets were down amid concerns over the US opening a new front in its trade war.
Taipei: Investigators on Thursday were examining possible structural problems surrounding a bridge that collapsed in northeastern Taiwan, killing six people. A 2016 report on bridges in Yilan county had found problems with the expansion joints on the Nanfang’ao bridge, which was completed in 1998 and collapsed Tuesday morning, the official Central News Agency reported. The joints are designed to absorb changes in temperature. CNA cited the report as saying that motorists could sense a difference of levels on either side of the joints, possibly as a result of warping or other problems. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report The company responsible for managing the bridge, Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd., earlier said it cleaned the joints and fixed other problems such as rusted steel reinforcements and guardrails in 2017 and 2018. Experts are also looking into the condition of the bridge’s steel cables, including the possibility of dangerous levels of corrosion. The 140-meter (460-foot) -long, 18-meter-high (nearly 60 feet) high bridge, collapsed into a bay on Taiwan’s lightly-populated east coast, about 60 kilometers (40 miles) southeast of Taipei. A typhoon swept by the island earlier, but the weather was sunny when the bridge collapsed, and it wasn’t clear if the storm was a factor. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests Divers were continuing the search for the sixth victim killed when the bridge collapsed onto fishing boats below. Another 10 people were injured, including the driver of an oil tanker truck that was crossing the bridge at the time of its collapse. Taiwan’s military deployed a floating platform to help workers remove debris and extract crushed boats. TIPC said it would provide 5 million Taiwan dollars ( 160,857) in compensation to the families of those killed. They were identified as Wartono, 29, Ersona, 32, and Mohamad Domiri, 28, all from Indonesia, along with Philippine citizens Andree Serencio, 44, George Impang 46, and Romulo Escalicas, 29, who remains missing. Indonesians and Filipinos are drawn to work in Taiwan’s vast fishing fleet, where conditions can be difficult, but wages are much higher than at home.
Los Angeles: Miley Cyrus is back to making music, two weeks after her split from Kaitlynn Carter. The 26-year-old singer took to Instagram to share a photo of herself inside the studio, indicating that she is working on new music. “Back in the yo! I am so f***ing inspired right now… Thank You NEW MOON,” she captioned the photo. In late September, it was reported that Cyrus and Carter, 31, have gone their separate ways, a little over a month after they started dating. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger According to Us Weekly, the relationship ended as the singer went to Las Vegas on September 21, with her mother, Tish Cyrus and her elder sister, Brandi Cyrus to attend the iHeartRadio Music Festival, where Miley was set to perform. Kaitlynn of “Hills: New Beginnings” fame stayed home where she was seen relaxing as per her Instagram Stories. The duo were first linked in early August, when they were spotted kissing on vacation in Italy. Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap upTheir photographs started doing the rounds on social media hours before Miley confirmed her separation from actor, now former husband Liam Hemsworth on August 10 after less than eight months of marriage. Carter and her longtime boyfriend Brody Jenner had announced their own split just a week earlier. Kaitlynn was also seen wearing a ring with the letter ‘M’ when the former couple attended New York Fashion Week in early this month.
Kolkata: A fire broke out at a shopping mall in Salt Lake area in the northern fringes of the city Thursday afternoon. The mall was evacuated and there was no report of any casualty, a fire department official said. At least nine fire tenders have been rushed to the shopping centre beside Baisahkhi housing estate in Sector II of Salt Lake. “The source of fire is the basement of the mall. We are trying to reach the source. We have evacuated the entire shopping mall,” the official said. Disaster management teams also reached the spot.