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FEU, Adamson battle for solo third; a win, finally, for either UE or UST

first_imgThe Tamaraws and Falcons take the floor at 4 p.m. with both teams trying to close out the first round with a fourth straight victory that could forge a tie at second spot if La Salle loses to Ateneo on Sunday.The game caps what Adamson coach Franz Pumaren calls a “brutal week” for the Falcons as it comes just three days after a thrilling 73-71 win over University of the Philippines.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Well, it’s a brutal week for us,” said Pumaren. “We would have to rely on our training to keep us afloat against FEU.”The Tamaraws, in contrast, had six days to prepare for the game after their 78-59 win over the Maroons last Sunday. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES View comments “They’re (Falcons) a well-coached team and they run a very good system,” said FEU coach Olsen Racela. “I think it’s a great chance to grow as a team.”University of the East and University of Santo Tomas collide in the first game at 2 p.m. in the battle of winless squads.Both the Warriors and the Tigers are brimming with optimism as they shoot for a first victory this season.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tenorio reminds Kings to keep emotions in check amid heated battle How to help the Taal evacuees Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Looking to sustain their winning runs, Far Eastern U and Adamson dispute solo third spot when they battle on Saturday in UAAP Season 80 basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Davis stars in Pelicans’ impressive sweep of Trail Blazers

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis reacts after making a 3-point shot during the first half of Game 4 of the team’s first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in New Orleans, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis scored 33 of his franchise playoff-record 47 points in the second half, and the New Orleans Pelicans completed a first-round playoff sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers with a 131-123 victory on Saturday.Jrue Holiday capped his 41-point performance with an 18-foot pull-up jumper that gave the Pelicans a six-point lead with 40 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next White Sox reliever Farquhar suffers brain hemorrhage during game MOST READ LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rajon Rondo added 16 assists, and Davis also had 11 rebounds and three blocks for New Orleans, which is moving on to the second round of the playoffs for only the second time since the NBA returned to the city 16 seasons ago.C.J. McCollum scored 38 for the Trail Blazers, who responded to a blowout loss in Game 3 by keeping Game 4 close until the final minute. Al-Farouq Aminu scored 27, Damian Lillard added 18 points and Jusuf Nurkic had 18 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLillard’s difficult driving layup had just tied the game at 60 when the Pelicans briefly pulled away, going on an 11-2 run capped by Davis’ 3.Soon after, Nikola Mirotic added step-back 3. Davis, who scored 19 in the third quarter, then added a layup while falling down after a hard foul by Aminu, after which Davis flexed both biceps while still sitting on the court.center_img Holiday’s transition 3 made it 87-72, prompting Portland to call timeout while Holiday walked slowly toward mid-court, nodding and smiling wide as he soaked in the crowd’s adulation.New Orleans led by 13 to start the fourth quarter, but Portland refused to wilt, opening the period on a 15-4 run that included Nurkic’s hook shot, 20-foot jumper and dunk. McCollum’s transition layup made it 104-102 with nearly nine minutes to play.Portland got as close as a single point on Aminu’s layup with 5:08 to go, but Davis responded with 12 points over the final 4:56, staring with a layup as he was fouled and a 3-pointer. Holiday scored six points during the final 2:52, starting with his 3-pointer. The pair combined for all but one of New Orleans’ points during that pivotal stretch.Leading up to Game 4, Lillard spoke of the need for the Blazers to ramp up their intensity and physicality. From the tip, it looked as though they’d done so.In stark contrast to Game 3, when New Orleans led by 18 in the first quarter, this game was tight and testy.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Anthony and Ed Davis received double technical fouls after bumping one another following one of Anthony Davis’ dunks — and that was just the beginning.McCollum was called for a flagrant foul when he stormed into the lane behind E’Twaun Moore and grabbed the Pelicans guard by the shoulders to thwart a driving layup attempt. Moore then shoved McCollum and was assessed a technical foul.And in the final seconds of the half, double technical were assessed to Rondo and Portland center Zach Collins after Rondo lowered his forehead into Collins’ chest and Collins shoved back.When halftime arrived, New Orleans led 58-56.TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Played without 6-foot-9 forward Maurice Harkless. Coach Terry Stotts said Harkless, who’d started Game 3 when Turner was out, had a recurrence of knee soreness that had hampered him late this season. Stotts said that while Harkless was in too much pain to play, his knee did not appear to have structural damage. … Became the first No. 3 seed to lose in the first round since Denver lost to Golden State in the 2013 playoffs. … The Blazers fell to 6-7 in first round playoff series in which they had home-court advantage. … McCollum was Portland’s leading scorer during the series, averaging 25.3.Pelicans: Mirotic had 10 points and 11 rebounds. … Moore finished with 14 points. … Captured the first playoff sweep in the franchise’s 16-year history … Committed 14 turnovers, with Holiday committing seven.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: Begin the offseason.Pelicans: Prepare for a second-round series for the first time since 2008.last_img read more

30 Motorcyclists Charged with Multiple Crimes

first_imgThe Liberia National Police (LNP) has completed its investigations, charged and forwarded to court thirty motorcyclists for their involvement in the Thursday April 16, violent protest in the City of Paynesville that led to the burning down of a police station and five other stations vandalized.According to spokesman Sam Collins, the LNP’s Charge Sheet documented the actions carried out by rampaging motorcyclists based upon the alleged killing of their fellow motorcyclist, Alfred Tarnue, by a police officerThe LNP said during the rioting motorcyclists targeted police officers and police facilities and inflicted serious bodily injuries on officers assigned at several stations.  Mr. Collins further stated, “Officers on other assignments in the City of Paynesville were assaulted with cutlasses, sticks and other deadly implements including petroleum products.”The LNP report further indicated that the accused motorcyclists have been charged with attempted “rape of female police officers during the demonstration in full view of the public in the Red Light District.”As a result of the rioting in Paynesville and its environs, government and private properties valued at about US$500,000 in the custody of the LNP were stolen or destroyed, the LNP maintained.Based upon evidence in the possession of the police, the thirty protesters have been charged with ‘Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder, Criminal Attempt to Commit Rape, Criminal Mischief, Theft of Properties, Arson, Aggravated Assault, Disorderly Conduct, Physical Obstruction of Government functions, Rioting, Failure to disperse and Obstructing highway and other public passages in violation of sections 10.1, 14,20, 15.1, 15.5, 15.51, 17.1 .17.3 and 17.7, respectively of the revised Penal Code of Liberia.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Librarians to be equipped with robot-making skills

first_imgGone are the days of going to the library just to read books as librarians across the country are now being equipped with the knowledge of building and programming robots to be able to share with young intrigued minds.Presently, over 30 persons from various parts of the country are being trained in an initiative, which seeks to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in libraries.At the kick-start of one of the training programmes on Wednesday, which was hosted at the Racquet Centre on Woolford Avenue, Georgetown, Co-Founder of STEM Guyana, Karen Abrams explained the importance of having these vital areas involved in the lives of children.Chief Librarian Emily King endorsed this message saying, “The libraries are seenFirst Lady Sandra Granger; Chief Librarian Emily King; and Co-Founder of STEM Guyana, Karen Abrams, poses with the participants of the training programmeas a place whereby we can cultivate an interest in STEM and I know many of you, particularly the younger staff members, have a key interest in technology and this is one opportunity which is provided for you (librarians) in order to be adventurous and also innovative”.King in her address even urged the participants to, in the coming days, engage young folks and even the older ones, as they are altogether responsible for bringing about change in communities.First Lady Sandra Granger who gave brief remarks said she feels quite excited about this new project which will combine two of her most loved childhood things, which are reading and robotics.She said, “We recognise the importance of our young people, as our elderly, because I will say that some of our seniors are asking ‘why aren’t we getting training in robotics as well’ and they have a point but at this point, we are focusing on our young generation because technology is where the jobs will be”.Granger shared that it was predicted that in the years soon ahead, 60 per cent of jobs will be done by robots. “A recent survey indicates that right now, 50 per cent of the jobs are being done by robots,” she added.The First Lady further stressed that women’s jobs are likely to become obsolete because of this, hence the importance of becoming involved in robotics.According to the Co-Founder of STEM Guyana, this happens to be the second training being rolled out, as just recently a number of other youths benefited from the sessions.Currently the organisation is seeking sponsors as kits and other assets have to be bought for the trainees. So far GTT and a few others have come on board to sponsor meals and other necessities for the beneficiaries.last_img read more

President wishes peace, goodwill to Guyanese

first_img… as Jagdeo urges Guyanese to remain resilient in face of strugglesFor most, Guyanese from all walks of life woke up today full of cheer as they celebrate Christmas, however mere. And President David Granger is wishing all Guyanese peace and goodwill, as they observe this joyous occasion with love and thrills.“The message for mankind of Jesus Christ’s miraculous birth is recounted in the gospel of St. Luke (2:14) in the Holy Bible, which proclaims: ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men’,” he said.President Granger expressed that “Guyana is our motherland” and reminded Guyanese that they have a collective duty to ensure they keep their homeland free from disaffection and discord.“We have an obligation to promote peace and goodwill within our country,” he stated.President Granger said the celebration of the birth of Christ reminds us that peace and goodwill do not drop from the sky like manna but that they are shared values, which must find root and flourish in homes, in schools, in offices, in the fields and factories, in neighbourhoods and in communities:“I wish that we all will embrace the universal values of peace and goodwill which Christmas proclaims. I wish that the Guyanese tradition of hospitality and goodwill will prevail at the time of this sacred festival.”The Head of State also expressed hope that the culture of care and compassion for one another will continue to give guidance and improve everyone’s quality of life now and in future: “We must foster a culture of peace and goodwill by dispelling the evils of envy, hatred and enmity from our lives. Jesus Christ came as the ‘Prince of Peace.’ The celebration of his birth is an opportunity for all Guyanese to renew the common ties that bind us together as a nation.”The President appealed to everyone to work together for the common good. “I appeal to everyone to treat each other with respect. I appeal to everyone to work towards creating a culture of peace and goodwill – the values of Christmas,” he said in wrapping up his Christmas greetings.Meanwhile Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo in his message to the Parliament also wished the nation a prosperous Christmas.Jagdeo also reflected on the past year and urged Guyanese to remain resilient in the face of struggles: “Much can be said of this past year – the highs, and the many unusual lows that were experienced. There is a yearning for decisive action to ensure that the wheels that propel success and prosperity grind and positively affect every sector of our economy in 2017 and beyond.”He said the Party aspires that 2017 must be a year where dreams are fulfilled, including those of the youths and those in their golden age.In this regard, Jagdeo wished all Guyanese a Merry Christmas.“On my own behalf, as Leader of the Opposition, and that of my colleagues in the PPP/C of this Eleventh Parliament; our regional, district and village leaders; and our activists and supporters throughout Guyana, I wish you and yours a joyful Christmas and a peaceful, progressive and prosperous New Year,” he stated.last_img read more

Edwards: Newcastle owner Ashley is happy to sell the club

first_imgThe Daily Telegraph’s north east correspondent, Luke Edwards has told talkSPORT Mike Ashley is happy to sell Newcastle as he pursues his interest in taking over Rangers. The Magpies owner has spent seven troubled years at the helm of the Tyneside outfit and while he has made the club profitable, a lack of ambition on the pitch combined with the sales of big stars such as Yohan Cabaye means he enjoys little popularity with the Toon Army supporters.Ashley already has a 10 per cent stake in Rangers but is unable to increase it due to his ownership of Newcastle, leading to fresh speculation the Sports Direct chief is looking to sell up.And Edwards told Kick Off: “They are a very secure financial institution. But it would be nice to find out why he doesn’t want to do any more with it than that. I think the Newcastle project turned sour for him a long time ago, particularly when he fell out with Kevin Keegan.“We’re going back to 2008 when that happened. When he took over Newcastle it was reported he wanted to have some fun. But when you get 52,000 people chanting for you to disappear [things change]. I think he lost interest and he’s been stuck with this football club.“But I think there’s been a fresh impetus on his behalf to try and sell it.”Ashley has twice tried to sell Newcastle previously, once after he faced serious protests when Keegan resigned in 2008 and again when the club were relegated just a year later. But Edwards suggested a better economic climate has now led the owner to look to offload the club once more.“If you also remember the economic downturn happened at the same time he fell out with Kevin Keegan,” the journalist added.“There weren’t a lot of people suddenly out there wanting to spend £250 – £300million on a football club. That situation has improved a little bit. He certainly had a look around over the summer, whether he can find someone to buy it isn’t clear. There’s a lot of clubs up for sale at the moment.”Another target for Newcastle supporters at the moment is Alan Pardew with reports suggesting the boss only has two more games to save his job, however, Edwards believes this is wide of the mark.“I don’t know whether the two game thing is right,” he said. “From what I’m told a timescale hasn’t been put on it and I don’t think Ashley is the sort of man who bows to any pressure.“You have to remember he could have sacked him three times in the past 18 months and hasn’t. He’s actually stood by Alan Pardew through all of this. In a perverse way that damages Pardew even more because the fans see him as a stooge of the owner.“There’s a frustation that there doesn’t seem to be any real ambition at Newcastle United, there’s nothing to pin your dreams on basically.”last_img read more

DONEGAL DONKEY SANCTUARY HOSTING OPEN DAY EVENT THIS WEEKEND

first_imgThe Donegal Donkey Sanctuary are putting the final touches to their ‘Open Day’ event this weekend which is expected to see a huge crowd come out and support this fantastic facility.The Donegal Donkey Sanctuary has done incredible work over the years in re-homing and helping abandoned donkeys. The volunteers have sacrificed their own time and money to look after these vulnerable animals and have nursed many of the malnourished animals back to health.They continue to work tirelessly in order to help these animals and the Donegal public is expected to come out in their droves to say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Danny and his team.The OPEN DAY is one of their biggest fundraisers of the years and they rely desperately on the support of the general public to ensure they can continue to carry out their incredible work at the Donkey sanctuary.There are some HUGE prizes up for grabs and the event really is a family orientated fun day which caters for all members of the family. There will be a CLYDESDALE HORSE SHOW and a MEGA DOG SHOW for all those in attendance to enjoy.Throw in face painting, arts and crafts stalls and raffles and games plus LIVE music it really does promise to be a superb day of fun for EVERYONE.Make sure and get down to Raphoe this Sunday June 14th and support this terrific organisation that does such selfless and fantastic work for Donkeys.DONEGAL DONKEY SANCTUARY HOSTING OPEN DAY EVENT THIS WEEKEND was last modified: June 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal donkey sanctuaryFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

Men plead guilty to robbery in which ‘vulnerable man’ robbed of €4

first_imgTwo men have pleaded guilty to a robbery in which a “vulnerable man” was attacked and robbed for just €4.Stephen Scott and Paddy Sweeney appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court in relation to the robbery at Simpson’s Supermarket Carpark in Letterkenny. A detective previously told how the victim almost died after he was allegedly viciously attacked during the incident which happened last October.The man, a 53-year-old who was in the care of the HSE, was allegedly assaulted in the carpark of Simpson’s Supermarket at Circular Road in the town.Following an investigation by Gardai, two men, Patrick Sweeney and Stephen Scott, aged 24, from Meadowbank, Letterkenny, appeared in court.The men applied for bail previously but were refused.Garda Detective Joseph Kealy said he was objecting to bail in the case because of the seriousness of the charges.He added that both used the same shops and the local Glencar Inn and he feared they could also meet there and that the victim could be intimidated by the accused.“This man was severely assaulted, he was punched, kicked and stamped upon. This is a serious offence of robbery where a vulnerable 53-year-old man was severely assaulted and robbed for €4.“I feel if they met on the road that he would intimidate the injured party,” said Detective Kealy.He added that the result of the alleged attack could have had much worse consequences for the alleged victim.“I think we’re very fortunate that the injured party didn’t receive fatal injuries,” added Detective Kealy.The case was subsequently sent forward to the circuit for hearing and the men pleaded guilty yesterday.Their plea, in front of Judge John Aylmer, will be heard next week and sentencing will be passed.Men plead guilty to robbery in which ‘vulnerable man’ robbed of €4 was last modified: April 26th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:attackdonegalguiltyPaddy SweeneypleadrobberyStephen Scottlast_img read more

BROTHERS ON STALKING CHARGES SENT FOR TRIAL TO CIRCUIT COURT

first_imgTWO men have been sent for trial, accused of the harassment and stalking of a woman.Brothers Peter and William Gallagher appeared at Letterkenny District Court today where a book of evidence was served on them.Peter Gallagher, who is 23 and with an address at Drumcairn, Manorcunningham faces a charge of criminal damage on August 4, 2013 at Doorable, Manorcunningham. He faces a separate charge of harassment/stalking of a woman on May 9, 2013.He was remanded on bail of €150.Judge Paul Kelly ordered him not to contact any of the witnesses in the case whatsoever.Legal aid was granted. The judge told Peter Gallagher that he if he wished to rely on an alibi he had 14 days to submit this to the State.William Gallagher, who is 29, was also charged with causing criminal damage on August 4 last year.He was also charged with harassment stalking on July 27 last year.Judge Kelly also told him he must provide an alibi to the State if he planned to provide one at his circuit criminal court trial.He was also released on bail with a warning not to contact prosecution witnesses in the case.Legal aid was granted to both me.The case was adjourned to Letterkenny Circuit Court on July 15.BROTHERS ON STALKING CHARGES SENT FOR TRIAL TO CIRCUIT COURT was last modified: June 18th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalmanorcunninghamstalking chargeslast_img read more

Imaginary Feathers Found on American Dinosaur

first_imgLive Science admits this creature comes from “an enigmatic group of dinosaurs” that are “not really well-known” other than the certainty about their imaginary feathers (see 6/13/07, 7/09/08, 9/20/11, 5/03/13).The original paper in PLoS ONE, like the popular media, calls it a “presumably feathered dinosaur” but otherwise includes no evidence of feathers. “Most if not all oviraptorosaurs were feathered,” the paper says, citing “direct preservation”, “possible quill knobs” (9/09/10) and “pygostyle-like terminal caudal vertebrae” (pygostyle means the bone at the end of the tail, made of fused vertebrae—not feathers).  After “direct preservation” the quote cites 3 papers that mention the Chinese fossils Protarcheopteryx, Caudipteryx, and Similicaudipteryx, discussed elsewhere (use search bar) as possibly secondarily flightless birds.Just today, though, Nature published an analysis of melanosomes from scales and feathers from creatures as diverse as mammals, birds, dinosaurs, pterosaurs, lizards and turtles.  The researchers, mostly from China, noted a distinct break between the melanosomes of reptiles and those of birds.   Considering that “When this relationship evolved relative to the origin of feathers and other novel integumentary structures, such as hair and filamentous body covering in extinct archosaurs, has not been evaluated,” they were rather surprised at what they found:We find that in the lineage leading to birds, the observed increase in the diversity of melanosome morphologies appears abruptly, near the origin of pinnate feathers in maniraptoran dinosaurs. Similarly, mammals show an increased diversity of melanosome form compared to all ectothermic amniotes. In these two clades, mammals and maniraptoran dinosaurs including birds, melanosome form and colour are linked and colour reconstruction may be possible. By contrast, melanosomes in lizard, turtle and crocodilian skin, as well as the archosaurian filamentous body coverings (dinosaur ‘protofeathers’ and pterosaur ‘pycnofibres’), show a limited diversity of form that is uncorrelated with colour in extant taxa.Another article on PhysOrg, though, questions whether colors can be deduced from melanosomes.  Researchers at North Carolina State believe “it is not yet possible to tell if these structures – thought to be melanosomes – are what they seem, or if they are merely the remnants of ancient bacteria.”In order to keep the story of feather evolution going, Nature offered the following speculation:These patterns may be explained by convergent changes in the key melanocortin system of mammals and birds, which is known to affect pleiotropically both melanin-based colouration and energetic processes such as metabolic rate in vertebrates, and may therefore support a significant physiological shift in maniraptoran dinosaurs.Other than that, there was no further mention of evolution.  True pinnate feathers (as on birds), it should be noted, are not mere “novel integumentary structures,” but distinct systems involving follicles, stem cells, and regulatory proteins.  It must have taken a “significant physiological shift” to evolve them, indeed.Imagining is like lying.  Once you get started, it’s hard to stop, and each subsequent instance has to get more emphatic to keep the tale going. (Visited 64 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Once again, imaginary feathers have been discovered on a “bird-like” dinosaur, this time from the Dakotas.The fossil was discovered about a decade ago, but is only now being described.  Artwork shows feathered arms and fuzz on the body and legs of the ten-foot “chicken from hell,” Anzu wylieli.  Science reporters describe the imaginary feathers in detail:It boasted a flashy head crest and probably wore feathers. (Live Science)It was a giant raptor, but with a chicken-like head and presumably feathers. (PhysOrg)The size of a small car, the dinosaur also had claws and feathers on its upper arms. (BBC News)Although the Anzu specimens preserve only bones, close relatives of this dinosaur have been found with fossilized feathers, strongly suggesting that the new creature was feathered too. (Science Daily)The 66-million-year-old feathered dino resembled a demonic cassowary. (National Geographic)In addition to its long limbs, the team found the ancient animal sported a stubby tail, likely framed by a fan of tail feathers. Though the team didn’t find direct evidence of feathers, the species was so closely related to birds that it was very likely covered in feathers that looked identical to those of modern birds. No one knows why the dino needed feathers-courtship displays and insulation are two theories—but the scientists do know its environment was hot. (National Geographic)The first, Anzu, translates to mean “Mesopotamian feathered demon.”  The new fossils were not found with feathers, Schachner said, but the dinosaur’s close relatives had them, and it’s highly likely Anzu wylieli did, too.  (Live Science)With its head crest and presumably feathered forelegs, the newly discovered and described dinosaur Anzu wyliei was nicknamed the “chicken from hell” by its discoverers at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History…. (PhysOrg)last_img read more