Crescent City >> Dennise Horton scored a game-high 15 points, as the Del Norte Warriors secured the No. 2 seed in the Big 5 portion of the Dick Niclai postseason tournament with a 49-35 victory over the Eureka Loggers at Crescent City Wednesday evening.At the outset, it appeared that the contest would be a contrast in styles, with the Warriors (16-6 overall and 5-3 Big 5) determined to play at a deliberate pace with the goal of getting the ball into the paint, while the Loggers (13-9, 3-4 Big …
A couple of articles in Science last week discussed the marvels of flight control in birds. “Being earthbound save for the ability to fly airplanes and helicopters, humans stand in awe of animals that power their own movement through the air by flapping their wings, and of the spectacular maneuvers that some of these animals can achieve,” wrote Brian Tobalske in a Science Perspective.1 His article was listed under the category “Evolution,” but neither his summary nor the original paper said anything about evolution.2 Tobalske’s opening paragraph sets the tone for the actual content of these two papers:Imagine a common housefly flying in tight, erratic circles as it attempts to escape from a room or a hummingbird diving and turning to chase a competitor away from a backyard feeder. One might expect these extreme maneuvers to be accompanied by pronounced asymmetries in the way animals move their wings. Yet, evidence from insects, birds, and bats suggests that aerial maneuvers are routinely accomplished through relatively subtle changes in wing motion. On page 252 of this issue, Hedrick et al. provide further insight into this phenomenon. The results will inform all future research into maneuvering flight in animals and biomimetic flying robots.In other words, the original paper and the Perspectives summary both focused on engineering and biomimetics – not evolution.1. Brian Tobalske, “Evolution: Symmetry in Turns,” Science, 10 April 2009: Vol. 324. no. 5924, pp. 190-191, DOI: 10.1126/science.1172839.2. Hedrick, Cheng and Deng, “Wingbeat Time and the Scaling of Passive Rotational Damping in Flapping Flight,” Science, 10 April 2009: Vol. 324. no. 5924, pp. 252-255, DOI: 10.1126/science.1168431.Here once again we find Darwinists in Science taking credit away from intelligent design and stealing it for themselves (see 08/24/2007). If we could purge scientific journals of their piracy, it would go a long way toward protecting intellectual commerce.(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
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Related Posts Tags:#Telecommuting#Yahoo Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Guest author Julia Gifford works at DeskTime, which makes time-tracking and productivity software.The Internet went crazy when Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer decided to ban remote working at the company, a decision that drastically affected more than 500 employees. Debate raged over the merits of remote working. Many thought Mayer’s move was uncalled for and archaic, and predicted it would end up backfiring, while other saw her move as a last-resort attempt to re-focus Yahoo after a decade of falling behind its competitors.(See also Forget Trends, Is Yahoo’s Workplace Policy Right For Yahoo?)A Deeper Look: No One’s “Right”Statistics are being offered left and right, and it’s becoming difficult to keep track of what’s “correct.” The fact of the matter is, there’s no one “right” answer. It’s more a process of deciding your own company’s values, priorities and strategy.On average, based on many studies, most people are actually more productive working independently from home. However, further study identifies certain types of workers who may be much more productive working in the office. It’s important to look not only at the average statistics, but also at how the numbers break down. According to a study done by economist E. Glenn Dutcher, summarised in The Wall Street Journal, mechanical and repetitive tasks were performed better in the office, whereas creative tasks had a higher success rate when employees were outside of the office. Marissa Mayer’s Argument: Favoring The OfficeMayer’s stated rationale for stopping remote working at Yahoo was that if everyone is to work as a team, they have to be in the same physical space. It’s clear that there are obvious benefits to a unified working environment – brainstorming with colleagues, random conversations that spark valuable idea, even simple teambuilding and camaraderie. This is what Yahoo management sent to employees: To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side. That is why it is critical that we are all present in our offices. Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings. Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home. We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.Yahoo seems to think impromptu team meetings in a shared environment will bring the company closer together, and that the increased social interactions will stimulate new ideas that will benefit the company. That remains to be seen, but over the 8 months that Mayer has been in charge, Yahoo stock has risen 50%, and has continued to rise since the announcement in February. But the new policy doesn’t kick in till June, so it’s too early to measure its true impact.(See also Why Banning Telecommuting Is A Sign Your Company Is Screwed.)The Case For Remote WorkingOver the past few years, many studies have brought to light various benefits of working from home. Let’s look at a few of those benefits.Many studies have shown that remote work leads to happier, more productive employees. Remote employees tend to work longer hours and are on average much healthier, taking fewer sick days (which saves money in variety of ways).A Standford study followed a Chinese travel agency with more than 12,000 employees that experimented by having 200 employees telecommute. The findings showed the telecommuting employees had better working statistics than their office-bound colleagues. They took more calls, worked more hours and needed fewer less sick days. Interestingly, though, only half of these 200 successful telecommuters expressed the desire to continue telecommuting once the experiment concluded, preferring the social interactions of the office. In another study, British telecom giant O2 experimented by instructing 3,000 of its employees to try working from home for a day. More than a third (36%) of them reported being more productive from home. The employees nabbed an extra 1,000 hours of sleep, and 14% said they saw more than their families.In addition, 1,000 hours usually spent commuting was instead spent working, saving 2.2 tons of CO2 emissions (equivalent to about 42,000 miles of diesel-car driving).Remote working can be especially beneficial for young parents, and can be a great way for company’s to burnish an image as an accepting and flexible organization looking to bridge the gender gap. Remote working also makes it easier for employers to shop the global talent pool, and to hire physically disabled workers who might find it difficult to make it into the office every day. What’s best for your company? That depends on the company’s culture, type of work, location and many other factors. But despite Marissa Mayer’s best efforts, it’s clear that remote working remains a growing trend supported by increasingly powerful technology solutions.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… julia gifford
Terming the Central government’s notification of tougher rules for sale of cattle for slaughter as ridiculous, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday asked all gau rakshaks (cow protection groups) to open special cow shelters first for abandoned cows and bulls. “They (gau rakshak groups) should first be sensitive towards abandoned cows and bulls loitering on the roads, especially on the roads of Uttar Pradesh and open special cow shelters to take care of them…otherwise, all this overdrive in the name of cow protection will be bakwas (ridiculous),” Mr. Kumar said, speaking to journalists on the sidelines of his weekly Lok Samvad programme.In a veiled reference to the BJP government in neighbouring U.P., Mr Kumar said, “U.P. has the highest number of cows dying after eating plastic… abandoned cows and bulls can be seen loitering more on the national highways in that State.”Topper scandalOn the Intermediate topper scandal, Mr. Kumar said, “Necessary steps to improve the education system in the State will be taken.” He, however, blamed some people from Bihar itself for spoiling the image of the State.
Three Assam Rifles personnel were killed and three others injured in an ambush by extremists of the SS Khaplang faction of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) in Nagaland’s Mon district on Sunday afternoon.The NSCN-K, however, claimed it killed “six soldiers” and injured as many in the attack near Aboi town bordering Myanmar. The ambush site is about 23km from district headquarters Mon.Defence officials said a column of the 40 Assam Rifles was fetching water from a stream in a vehicle when the militants detonated an improvised explosive device before opening indiscriminate fire.“One of the slain soldiers was a havildar who was driving the vehicle. Some of the injured soldiers were airlifted to Assam’s Jorhat town where they are being treated at the military hospital,” an Assam Rifles officer said from the paramilitary forces’ headquarters near Meghalaya capital Shillong.‘Colonel’ Isak Sumi, deputy minister of NSCN-K, said in statement that the attack was part of the outfit’s ongoing “summer offensive to sanitise the land against illegal deployment of occupational Indian forces and rein in their illegal activities, provocative movements, perpetration of terror and disturbance of peace and tranquillity in the Naga country”.Mr. Sumi also claimed the NSCN-K killed two Assam Rifles personnel manning a post at Shengha Lampong in Mon district a few days ago. With Sunday’s attack, the outfit said it killed “eight Indian soldiers” within a week.“A major of Assam Rifles was injured in last week’s attack,” Mr. Sumi said. The NSCN-K had in March 2015 walked out of a 14-year-old ceasefire with the Central government. It has in coordination with other outfits such as United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent been attacking the security forces. The worst of such attacks had killed 18 Army personnel in Manipur’s Chandel district in 2015.