The Peace River Sabres suffered their first season loss against The Knights of Columbus AA Bantam Flyers on Saturday. In a hard fought battle Fort St. John perservered and exacted revenge on the Peace River team. Peace River scored at 10:01 in the first period followed by an answering shot by Kooper Shallow of the Knights. Jade McMullin scored at 7:51 and Logan Daneluk scored from a faceoff at 1:31. Peace River returned fire with one second left in the first, closing the gap to 3-2 for FSJ. Peace River established a lead in the second period making the score 4-3 in their favor. The Flyers returned to dominate the third period with Jade McMullin scoring at 14:44 and Shane Rutherford scoring at 6:25. Rutherford scored again at 4:50, assisted by Kooper Shallow. The game finished 6-5 in favour of the Knights of Columbus. Fort St. John dominated the offensive game with 47 shots on the opposition’s goal versus 25 on their own. – Advertisement – The Flyers took on the Grande Prairie Bantam AA-AT1 Chiefs on Sunday. Fort St. John player, Jade McMullin scored at 9:28 in the first, assisted by Blair Karasiuk and Shane Rutherford. With 1:05 remaining, Rutherford placed the puck between the pipes with the assistance of Brent Loewen and goalie Daimon Derouin. The Flyers, suffering from injuries, displayed true grit as they sustained their momentum through the second period. Jade McMullin opened with a shot to the net, assisted by Rutherford and Daneluk. The Chiefs came back with two goals which were answered by Logan Daneluk displaying speed and dexterity as he took the puck from end to end beating the opposing goalie with a backhand to the net. The chiefs scored at 9:51 in the third which was again answered by Daneluk at 5:47 giving the Knights of Columbus a well earned victory. Score 5-3 for FSJ. **SubmittedA Weekend of Wins for the Knights of Columbus AA Bantam Flyers. The Knights of Columbus AA Bantam Flyers take part in the Dawson Creek tournament on January 30, 31 and Feb. 1. read more
Cosmic billions of years received another challenge. Sky and Telescope reported on a announcement by Michael R. Merrifield (University of Nottingham, England), Richard J. Rand and Sharon E. Meidt (University of New Mexico) in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society that they measured the velocity of gases in the spiral galaxy, M77, and found that they behave just as you would expect: gases toward the center of the galaxy are orbiting faster than gases farther out. “Billions of years” cosmology requires that the spiral structure of galaxies be caused by something other than simple orbital mechanics, otherwise the spirals would blur in a cosmologically short time.Merrifield and his colleagues derived new formulas and applied them to measurements of M77’s carbon-monoxide-laced gas clouds (carbon monoxide molecules emit finely tuned radio waves, allowing astronomers to precisely measure the positions and line-of-sight velocities of interstellar matter). Spiral-shaped wave patterns that are just 3,000 light-years (20 arcseconds) from the galaxy’s center whirl around the core three times as often as those 6,000 light-years out, says the team – all but guaranteeing that the galaxy’s bright inner pinwheel is destined to wind itself up into an amorphous disk. “If this result turns out to apply commonly to other galaxies,” the scientists write, “then intergalactic travelers would be well advised not to use the morphology of spiral structure to identify their homes.” (Emphasis added in all quotes.)The scientific community is not so easily persuaded:Bruce G. Elmegreen (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center) cautions that the composition of M77’s interstellar clouds may differ from place to place, possibly fooling Merrifield and his collaborators into thinking that the innermost parts of the galaxy’s spiral pattern will outrace the outer parts after a few laps around the track. And while M77’s inferred identity as a quick-change artist doesn’t surprise John Kormendy (University of Texas, Austin), he doubts that M77’s subtle inner spiral can shed much light on the longevity of simple but bold spirals seen in prominently barred galaxies like NGC 1300 and in closely interacting ones like M51.Merrifield and his colleagues have shown with empirical evidence that spiral galaxies are doing exactly what they look like they are doing: spinning in an ever tightening wind-up that will, in a short time cosmologically, completely erase their spiral structure. This is anathema to astronomers such as Elmegreen and Kormendy who must at all costs support the 13 billion year old age of the universe. Elmegreen and Kormendy had no evidence of their own to refute Merrifield, and so resorted to attacking the quality of Merrifield’s data. Since the 1930s when this problem first surfaced, astronomers have had to come up with fanciful explanations for how the spiral structures remain in place for billions of years. Density waves are the current favorite: we are asked to believe that the spiral arms we see are just waves of higher density that propagate through the galaxy in spiral patterns, creating new stars as they progress. Computer modeling this theory has been challenging. The models must be creatively tuned to produce the observed spiral structures (see Russell Humphreys’ point #1 for young age on AiG).This entry was submitted by a reader.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 read more
How to Make the Most of Your Software Developer… Keith Krach Keith Krach is chairman and former CEO of DocuSign. A Silicon Valley veteran, Krach has led the creation of several new categories, including DTM at DocuSign, Mechanical Design Synthesis at Rasna and B2B ecommerce during his role as chairman, CEO and co-founder of Ariba. He once was the youngest vice president at General Motors, where he was an early pioneer in robotics and oversaw a joint venture with Japanese-based Fujitsu Fanuc. Related Posts What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… Kickstarting a Stagnant Company I believe in karma: we all reap what we sow. But I also believe in doing things for the right reasons without any expectation that you might somehow be paid back for your actions in the future.This is what I call “pure heart” where you’re only motivation is to help others in need. And sometimes it is during the worst of times when someone’s true heart actions make the most impact.For example, I’ll never forget the tragic events that unfolded on 9/11. As it happened, our company was hosting a large conference for our financial services customers in New Orleans the day the planes struck the World Trade Center. As the news trickled in—this was far more than just an accident—a dilemma quickly presented itself: many of our customers were based in New York City and were soon worried sick about their colleagues and family members.But with the airports under lockdown, how were we going to get the 1,000 people attending our conference home?And that’s when I witnessed one of the most amazing pure heart moments of my life. Without waiting to be told by anyone, our conference coordinator had called up several local bus companies and rented every vehicle she could inside the city. She then helped coordinate a plan where she set up tables by state as a way to get people organized.We then gathered everyone together and explained what we knew about the situation. I asked everyone to bow their heads in a moment of silence for the fallen. I then told them we had rented busses to take them back home. But, if anyone was more comfortable waiting until things quieted down, we told them we would cover their rooms.Most people wanted to get home, however, so we loaded everyone we could on the busses along with food and alcohol to help pass the time.But even as we loaded up the busses, we noticed people wandering over from a nearby hotel. They had also been attending a conference, they told us, but the people hosting it had just disappeared. “Do you have any room on your busses for us?” they asked.“Of course,” we said, as we boarded as many people as we could before sending them off toward home.Again, we did all of this without thinking and without a thought as to the cost. It was just part of our culture to take care of our customers because we thought of them as part of our family. We knew how scared they were and how much they wanted to be home with their families, so we did everything possible to make that happen. That’s what I mean by pure heart.A few weeks later, we also did our best to help the victims of the attack, which included purchasing a new fire truck for a firehouse in Manhattan that had lost five of its brothers. Again, we didn’t do this as a PR stunt or to get attention: we just felt it was the right thing to do.Did karma ever pay us back for those good deeds? Perhaps. I know many of the customers we helped bus home that day remain friends to this day. But the biggest takeaway is that we knew we made a positive impact on the lives of thousands of people.How can you put a price on that? Tags:#engagement WordPress for Enterprise – How This Open-… read more
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(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Lloyd Carr, the legendary former Michigan football coach, is stepping down from the College Football Playoff selection committee due to health reasons.Lloyd Carr, 71, announced the news today.“I regret that health reasons will prevent me from executing the responsibilities expected of a committee member,” he said in a release.Lloyd Carr stepping down from CFP committee for health reasons pic.twitter.com/uQQsWadNwu— angelique (@chengelis) August 19, 2016This was going to be Carr’s first year on the College Football Playoff selection committee. He was named to the committee along with Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens, former Southern Miss coach Jeff Bower and former Central Michigan coach Herb Deromedi in January, replacing Mike Gould, Pat Haden, Tom Osborne and Mike Tranghese.The first College Football Playoff rankings don’t come out until later this fall. read more