Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By PsychicDebAries – Pluto squared Natal Sun – put off important decisions for another month. You’ll do better to attend a musical or theatrical event, watch television, or listen to the radio. If you’re all alone, make good use of your time in developing self-understanding. Pisces plays a key role. Your lucky number is 7. Taurus – Mars opposite Natal Sun – the accent is on privacy, secrets, confidential groups or organizations. Keep thoughts to yourself, especially romantic dreams. Time spent alone can be very rewarding.Gemini – Venus and Saturn opposite Natal Sun – business talents are emphasized. You’ll make enterprising moves, possibly concerning real estate. You feel the desire to settle down permanently. Success arrives with contacts with successful people and the number 8.Cancer – restrictions lift, life becomes more exciting and a fascinating member of the opposite sex shows up. Promote special services, new methods and more cooperation in daily tasks. An intimate discussion with a Gemini provides new views. The lucky number is 5.Leo – Mars Squared Natal Sun – the low lunar cycle suggests that you play a waiting game. Don’t force issues where your mate, partner or associate is concerned. Spend time on practical matters, clearing up minor details. Get help from a professional if needed. Your lucky number is 4.Virgo – Jupiter Conjunct Natal Sun – an aura of mystery surrounds money matters. You could be working in the dark unless you enlist the cooperation of a family member. Eliminate wasteful extravagant habits, learn to manage better. Mutual agreement is necessary on a large purchase. Your lucky number is 6.Libra – Uranus opposite Natal Sun – you open up to new vistas. Foreign ideas, higher education and travel plans are on your mind. Attention will be scattered over a vast range of possibilities – try to be more discriminating in choosing the best path open. Sagittarius and Gemini play key roles.Scorpio – Mars Conjunct Natal Sun – a conversation with a top authority in the field brings excellent results. You have the knack of getting beyond trivialities to the real subjects at hand. Your conversational ability will attract a bright member of the opposite sex. Much fun, variety and fast pace are promised.Sagittarius – Venus and Saturn Conjunct Natal Sun – an inspiring message sets you off on a mission to help someone in need. Your generosity is accented. You’ll be concerned with charity drives, fund-raising or visits to hospitals and convalescents. Romance behind the scenes is possible. An Aries figures in the picture.Capricorn – Mercury and Pluto Conjunct Natal Sun – it’s time to circulate; you’ll be the center of attention at any party or social event. A fascinating stranger compliments you on your intelligence and sense of humor. A versatile approach will work best. Don’t take on more than you can handle; take good care of your health.Aquarius – Ruling planet in the 2nd house – the accent is on the “big picture”. A feeling of confinement can be overcome by increasing your interest in the world beyond your front door. Don’t allow a narrow-minded relative to interfere with your humanitarian outlook and practices. An Aries serves as a reliable guide.Pisces – Jupiter opposite Natal Sun – the emphasis is on routine tasks and attention to details. You’ll derive the greatest pleasure from services to others. Realize that devotion to duty will result in greater rewards than you expected. An Aquarian surprises you with bright ideas. Your lucky number is 4.IF YOU KNOW YOUR RISING SIGN, CONSULT THE HOROSCOPE FOR THAT SIGN AS WELL.Psychicdeb has been a professional astrologer for over 25 yrs. Self-taught, she began her studies in astrology when she was 8 yrs. old learning what she could from her mother’s astrology magazines. As she got older and learned geometry, she searched for books on Astrology and taught herself how to construct a chart. She teaches Astrology for a nominal fee. Psychicdeb also uses the tarot to do psychic readings channeling her spirit guide Helen. Reiki is one of her obsessions. She is a Reiki Master and loves to teach others the benefits of Reiki. Namaste. You can find her at the Original Psychic Fairs on Sundays. A listing of the Fair dates can be found on her website at: www.astro-mate.org
MADRID: Real Madrid are interested in Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe’s younger brother Ethan.Kylian has long been linked with a move to Los Blancos and boss Zinedine Zidane has not been shy in expressing his interest in the Frenchman.Ethan, 13, is being tipped to follow in the footsteps of his older brother, who at the age of just 21 has already become a phenomenal forward.Ethan impressed at the International Champions Cup Futures tournament last month, playing for PSG’s youth side in front of scouts from the Real Madrid set-up, say Diario AS.Real have long coveted older brother Kylian, and are reportedly lining up a summer move worth a staggering £254m.Mbappe has scored 78 goals in 106 games for PSG and was the French league’s top scorer last campaign, netting 32 times. He also won the player of the season award.The striker joined the French giants from Monaco in 2017 for a total fee of roughly £166m – making him the second most expensive player in history. He has also won the World Cup with France. PSG team-mate Neymar is still the most expensive player in the world at £198m – but if Kylian is lured to Real he would surely smash the current transfer fee record.Like Kylian, Ethan is a forward, and should he go on to fulfil even some of his older brother’s potential then Real would save a fortune by signing him now. His presence at the club would also only serve to make Real a more attractive destination should Kylian be tempted away from Paris. (Agencies) Also Read: Real Madrid frustrated by Athletic and fall behind BarcelonaAlso Watch: Habitat Loss leads to rise in Man-Elephant Conflict in West Karbi Anglong’s Kheroni
Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Chelsea star Eden Hazard believes Maurizio Sarri helps him to enjoy his football, unlike previous bosses Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.The 27-year-old has two goals and two assists in his opening four games under the new Blues manager and appears to be thriving with his possession-based style of play. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS And the additions of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic – two accomplished, ball-playing midfielders – appear to have satisfied his wishes.“The big difference is we bring two players – Jorginho and Kovacic – and they are completely different,” he added.“We just try to keep the ball more often and then when we have a chance to score, we need to score.“But when we have more ball we can be more dangerous. We’re playing good football, so we enjoy. I want to keep this momentum.” highlights smart causal After last season’s 1-0 defeat away at Manchester City, Hazard claimed he could’ve played for three hours and not touched the ball, as Conte forced him to chase aerial balls.Mourinho often criticised Hazard for ignoring his defensive responsibilities, but Sarri allows the Belgian to express himself in attacking areas with the ball at his feet.Hazard told Chelsea TV: “I like to have the ball. Not in my own half, but in the last 30 metres.“I like this type of game. It’s completely different than Conte or Mourinho before.“We have more ball so for me it’s not bad.”Hazard, who was heavily-linked with a move to Real Madrid over the summer, previously said he was waiting to see who the club signed before making any decision on his future. Hazard is enjoying life under Sarri How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Sarri encourages Hazard to enjoy his football Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 2 possible standings MONEY silverware 2 RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED impact Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?
For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.ALAMEDA — Unless Marshawn Lynch has a Christmas gift in mind for his hometown fans, he’s likely played his last game in Oakland as a Raider.Lynch was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury Monday, just a few hours after the Raiders traded wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys for a first-round draft pick.Players on injured reserves are out a minimum of six weeks, then have two weeks of practice time before being …
Klay Thompson’s new, limited-edition East Bay Times/newspaper-themed shoes sold out fast Sunday, and are quickly being offered on the secondary market for $2,500, or about $2,300 more than they originally cost.With only 150 pairs of Thompson’s KT4 newspaper-inspired available, about 200 people lined up at the Oaklandish store on Broadway in Oakland Sunday, waiting hours before the launch of the special deal between Thompson, his shoe sponsor Anta and the Bay Area News Group.The shoes were …
When your view has been falsified by evidence but you prohibit other views, you are not engaged in truth-based inquiry.In a book review in Science, Marcos Huerta enjoys a fact-free suggestion about the Cambrian Explosion he found in Wallace Arthur’s new book of sweeping generalities about evolution, Life through Time and Space. Shutting his eyes to fossil data, he switches on his imagination:In the section on biology and evolution, I particularly enjoyed Arthur’s treatment of the evolution and origin of animal life. Here, he uses a metaphor of trees rising from the sea to describe the different branches of evolution that led to the many forms of life on Earth today. One such tree produced animal life, another plant life, and still others led to funguses and brown seaweeds.The same chapter discusses the mystery of the “Cambrian explosion,” which I had before believed to be a burst of evolution and new species. Arthur reveals, however, that it also may have been just an epoch of intense fossilization.Problem solved! They just fossilized more intensely! Wait a minute. We know that cannot be true, because in many places (including China), Precambrian strata continue right into Cambrian strata without evidence of a break in time or conditions. If Precambrian strata could preserve delicate sponge embryos, they could have preserved the ancestors of the Cambrian animals had they existed. Can we get an empirical explanation next time, instead of “it may have”?More disturbing is Huerta’s endorsement of Arthur’s dictatorial stance on scientific inquiry. Arthur “writes passionately and strongly against religious fundamentalism, both past and present, that suppresses truth-based inquiry.” The irony here is rich. First, understand that the Darwinian definition of “religious fundamentalism” is ‘any view that disagrees with materialistic Darwinian evolution’ including intelligent design (which is not religious, but based on following the evidence where it leads). This is how the theistic evolutionists at Biologos escape the dreaded ‘fundamentalist’ label: they take the oath that any view of origins must be materialistic, unguided, and aimless—even if some ‘god’ way out wherever started the universe.To think that intelligent design “suppresses truth-based inquiry” – oh, my goodness. Could a PhD creation biologist submit a response to Science Magazine? How about Nature? How about PNAS? Could we teach public school students about the Cambrian Explosion? Could we encourage them to inquire critically about all the evidence pertaining to Darwinian evolution? Can we take the fake-science icons of evolution out of the textbooks, and encourage truth-based inquiry? Pretty please?(Visited 429 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
21 November 2006Slovakian Martin Velits upset the Team Barloworld favourites to take the men’s title in the tenth edition of the Pick ‘n Pay 94.7 Cycle Challenge on Sunday. His girlfriend, Yolandi du Toit, claimed the women’s honours.Velits, the Slovakian national champion, stunned his closest challengers by getting a jump on a breakaway group just 500 metres from the finish to race through to victory.Du Toit, meanwhile, rode a more risky race that produced a great reward. She broke away after 60 kilometres and fought through to the finish to claim the women’s title, also for Konica-Minolta.Critical moveThe critical move in the men’s race happened after only 10 kilometres of racing when a group of 11 riders broke away.The group comprised Velits, Barloworld’s James Perry, Ryan Cox and Felix Cardenas, Microsoft’s Nic White, Malcolm Lange, Daryl Impey and Daniel Spence, Exel’s Hanco Kachelhoffer and Adrian Maske, and John Paul Pearton of the Wits Cycling Club.They opened up a lead of almost a minute-and-a-half over the chasing pack with the four-strong Microsoft contingent driving the group on.At the 60-kilometre mark there was a series of attacks, which resulted in five riders going clear, but Velits and Cardenas gritted their teeth and fought their way back to the leaders.Strong headwindHowever, a strong headwind made conditions tough and two Microsoft riders, White and Spence, fell off the pace.Heading towards the finish line, it was Barloworld who tried to dictate matters, with Perry and Cox attempting to set up Cardenas, a former King of the Mountains in the Tour of Spain, for the sprint to the line.Velits, though, timed his attack to perfection, sprinting clear of the other challengers to cross the line ahead of Kachelhoffer, with Cardenas in third and Impey in fourth.Women’s raceIn the women’s race, Du Toit, who recently spent six months competing in Europe for the FBUK team, made her break on a long, gradual incline.After her victory, explaining her decision to go for it so early, she said she didn’t want to end up in a sprint for the title because sprinting is not her strength.Working on her rhythm, the 21-year-old said the first she heard of her gap over the chasing pack was when it had reached almost three minutes, which surprised her.The last five kilometres, she reckoned, were really tough, but she kept pushing until the end to register what she described as “the biggest win of my career”.Marissa van der Merwe claimed second place, with her Proline teammate Anriette Schoeman following in third. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Smokey Bear has been an Ohio State Fair tradition and fairgoer favorite since 1959, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). This year, a brand new animatronic Smokey Bear will welcome state fair visitors to the ODNR Natural Resources Park during the Ohio State Fair. This new exhibit is just one of the many free family-friendly activities available at the park, which will be open throughout the Ohio State Fair from July 29-Aug. 9.“The Ohio State Fair provides us with such a great opportunity to share the ODNR message about all of the great recreational opportunities we have here in Ohio,” said ODNR Director James Zehringer. “The ODNR Natural Resources Park gives all of our visitors a chance to try out activities they might not get to experience, such as kayaking, fishing or disc golf.”This year, visitors will be welcomed to the park by a brand new Smokey Bear, whose moving arms, head and mouth will continue Smokey’s mission of teaching people about how they can prevent wildfires. The 14-foot-tall Smokey will greet each child who comes to visit by name from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Additionally, a Smokey Bear hot air balloon will take to the skies and float high above the fairgrounds the mornings of July 29-31, weather permitting.A fun activity which is open daily for visitors of all ages is the 7,000-square-foot kayak pond. ODNR Division of Watercraft staff will be on hand to help people learn new paddling skills. Additionally, a stand-up paddleboarding demonstration will occur daily at 3 p.m. in the kayak pond. New this year is the addition of a personal watercraft simulator, which will allow visitors the fun experience of “riding” a jet ski while staying (mostly) dry.For people interested in fishing, the Youth Fishing Pond is open daily to guests under 14. Kids can fish for one of almost 2,000 bluegill that will be stocked throughout the fair, and they will have the option to keep their catch. Fish filleting and frying demonstrations will also be featured at the fishing pond for guests of all ages.The ever popular ODNR Amphitheater will once again provide outdoor entertainment to visitors, with seating for approximately 500 people, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Amphitheater acts range from music groups and lumberjacks to animals from the Columbus Zoo, as well as a show featuring retriever dogs.Visitors can learn about Ohio’s native wildlife, such as snapping turtles and rat snakes, along the wildlife boardwalk. Park visitors are welcome to visit the Butterfly House to get an up close look at butterflies emerging from their chrysalises. Visitors are also invited to Ruthven’s Aviary, which offers fairgoers a chance to learn about making their backyards wildlife-friendly, especially for Ohio’s native bird species.For the second year in a row, disc golf will be offered in the Ohio State Parks camping village, with professionals available to teach visitors about golfing skills and equipment. In the camping village, visitors can also explore some of the options available to people wishing to stay overnight in one of Ohio’s 74 state parks, with ODNR’s new Play and Stay camper and a yurt being featured this year.The Ohio Public House, a renovated pioneer cabin, will transport visitors back in time to Ohio in the 1800s. Volunteers in period costumes as well as a variety of activities, games and music will teach visitors about Ohio’s pioneer days.Fairgoers are also encouraged to try their hand at archery or visit the Annie Oakley BB Shooting Range. Instructors from the ODNR Division of Wildlife will be in the park to assist visitors in these activities.
Watford boss Gracia pleased with ‘focus’ for Woking FA Cup winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford did just enough to see off FA Cup opponents Woking on Sunday.Watford captain Troy Deeney came off the substitutes’ bench to wrap up their FA Cup third-round win over non-league Woking.The Premier League outfit made hard work of seeing off their hosts, Will Hughes giving them a first-half lead before Deeney was introduced late on to secure a 2-0 victory in Surrey.Hornets boss Javi Gracia said: “Before coming we knew it would be a demanding game instead of just the difference being the levels of the teams, but the players started playing very focused, knowing what they had to do.”We scored early and we had the control. We knew, while it was only one goal, we needed to kill the game, we didn’t do it until the second half but it was a good performance.” He added: “We have a good squad. The players that played today didn’t play the last games and I know all of them are ready and, like they showed today, they are available and ready to compete.”The result is not as important. It’s more important for me to see my players in a good condition and with a good attitude today.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
trevor cooney out of boundsSyracuse survived Gonzaga Friday night, but it wasn’t without controversy. The Orange, which rallied to overcome a five-point deficit late, almost lost in heartbreaking fashion. A phantom out-of-bounds call was at the center of the storm.Gonzaga, trailing 61-60, had a chance to take the lead with 20 seconds to play, but an errant pass from Josh Perkins wound up in the hands of SU’s Trevor Cooney. Cooney, upon collecting the ball, did all he could to keep his feet inbounds.Cooney, however, was whistled out of bounds. As you’ll see below, it was a bad call.Channeling Cooney’s Balance @bballbreakdown #MarchMadness @AdamZagoria, @espn, @GregAnthony50 https://t.co/7LvScmvE9P— BBiomechanics (@BBiomechanics) March 26, 2016Yep, he’s in, what a play by Cooney. #Syracuse pic.twitter.com/wG4pfaReio— XFINITY Sports (@XFINITYSports) March 26, 2016Let’s review how much time is left.OK, now let’s make the wrong call.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 26, 2016#cooney was #inbounds #Sweet16 #Syracuse wooooooo pic.twitter.com/tZhkMHjAnw— Grove Street (@Grove_Street2x) March 26, 2016Tyler Lydon blocked the Bulldogs’ shot on the ensuing possession, and after two Lydon free throws, the Orange emerged victorious anyway. They’ll next get UVA in an all-ACC Midwest region showdown.