Fulham undone by Rooney’s late winner

first_imgFulham 0 Manchester United 1Wayne Rooney slotted home a late winner for title-chasing Manchester United at Craven Cottage.The England striker showed his class with a curling effort with 10 minutes left after Fulham had threatened for much of the second half.Ruiz went close for Fulham.Both Rooney and Fulham’s Bryan Ruiz struck the post in the first half, while United’s Patrice Evra hit the bar, before floodlight failure just before the interval disrupted United’s flow.Fulham, whose new signing Urby Emanuelson came off the bench for his debut, went close when Hugo Rodallega and Philippe Senderos saw headers cleared off the line.Rooney finished well after latching on to Jonny Evans’ long ball, which Senderos had failed to deal with.Senderos almost atoned in injury time but his header was cleared off the line by Robin van Persie.Fulham (4-4-1-1): Schwarzer; Riether, Hangeland (Hughes 46), Senderos, Riise; Dejagah (Petric 82), Karagounis (Emanuelson 67), Baird, Duff; Ruiz; Rodallega Subs not used: Etheridge, Frimpong, Davies, Kacaniklic.See also:Hangeland injury a worry for 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Dispute Over Hobbit Man Intensifies with New Bones

first_imgThe debate over the status of Homo florensiensis has not calmed down (see 09/28/2005), even with the discovery of more bones in the Ling Bua cave on the island of Flores as announced in Nature (437, 1012-1017 (13 October 2005) | doi: 10.1038/nature04022).  Michael J. Morwood and colleagues are still sticking with their identification of it as a new species, and are even claiming the little humans had affinities with the Australopithecines.  This would mean that they evolved into a species of Homo independently, developing human-like characteristics and even learning to use stone tools by convergent evolution.H. floresiensis’ diminutive stature, long arms, and nearly chimp-size brain resemble body proportions of australopithecines, Morwood says.  That group of human ancestors lived more than 2 million years ago.  The Flores population may have directly evolved into a Homo species from an unknown Asian australopithecine, Morwood speculates.   (Emphasis added.)Bruce Bower in Science News, however, stressed that the young dates of the bones – 12,000 years, by radiocarbon dating – indicate this population survived much longer than originally believed.  (The new arm bone dates at 15,000 years, while the new jaw dates to 12,000 years; the original find was dated at 18,000 years, with some bones thought to be as old as 95,000 years.)    Other scientists claim Morwood et al. misidentified them as a new species, and argue, instead, that the skull represents a true Homo sapiens with microcephaly.  Robert D. Martin (Field Museum, Chicago) said that a small-brained non-human creature could not have made the sophisticated stone tools found among the remains.  Robert B. Eckhardt (Penn State) agreed, claiming that Morwood had underestimated the brain and body size of the population.  He said, “I’m absolutely, totally confident that H. floresiensis will not last.”When Homo florensiensis gets renamed as Homo sapiens that lived in modern times, remember the fanfare and chutzpah displayed by the evolutionary paleoanthropologists over this discovery.  Nature and other Darwin foghorns were cocky they had another missing link with which to hammer the creationists.  Remember also the incredible leap of imagination that Morwood et al. asked us to believe, that a population of Lucy’s children moved to Indonesia and evolved into tool-making modern humans independently.  The date of 12,000 years for some of the bones must have been a staggering disappointment to the Darwinists.  The true date is most likely much less than that.  Maybe a living Hobbit will sneak up behind them on Oct. 31 and scare the living daylights out of them – or rather, into them.(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Usain Bolt hanging up boots on football dream

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES “The sports life is over, so I’m now moving into different businesses, I have a lot of things in the pipeline, so as I say, I’m just dabbling in everything and trying to be a business man now.”Bolt was speaking as he handed over a $1 million cheque to help fund Jamaica’s team at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in the United Arab Emirates in March.The star of the Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro Olympics meanwhile said he was concerned at failure of a new generation of Jamaican sprinters to emerge following his 2017 retirement.Bolt questioned whether young athletes in Jamaica handed lucrative contracts were being given too much too soon.“A lot of these athletes I think it’s much easier now for them,” he said. ADVERTISEMENT Fifa 98’s Usain Bolt reacts during an exhibition football match between France’s 1998 World Cup’s French football national team and FIFA 98 composed with former international players, to mark the 20th anniversary of France’s 1998 World Cup victory, on June 12, 2018 at the U Arena in Nanterre, near Paris. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)Usain Bolt is giving up on his dream of forging a career as a professional footballer following his try-out last year with Australian side Central Coast Mariners.In remarks reported by Jamaican media outlets on Tuesday, the eight-time Olympic sprint champion said he had drawn a line under his hopes of playing football as a professional.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 point away, Serena Williams stunned by Karolina Pliskova at Australian Open View commentscenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations The 32-year-old athletics icon had told reporters last month he had not given up hope of becoming a footballer.However at an event in Kingston on Monday, Bolt said he now planned to concentrate on his business career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I don’t want to say it wasn’t dealt with properly, but I think we went about it, not the way we should and you learn your lesson, you live and you learn,” he was quoted by Television Jamaica as saying.“It was a good experience. I really enjoyed just being in a team and it was must different from track and field and it was fun while it lasted. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “When we were coming up it was a struggle, we didn’t get big contracts when we left high school.“I think a lot of the athletes aren’t motivated any more. When they leave high school and they get a big contract they are happy with whatever.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandemlast_img read more

Report: J.W. Walsh to join TCU Staff as Offensive GA

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! According to a report from 247sports.com which was confirmed by The Oklahoman’s Kyle Fredrickson, former Oklahoma State quarterback J.W. Walsh will join the TCU staff as an offensive graduate assistant.If reports are true, he will be stepping into an excellent position. Although TCU loses standout quarterback Trevone Boykin, they have a 2017 prospect – Shawn Robinson – committed to the Horned Frogs who is a current player for his father, and the No. 1 quarterback in 2017.Also…Over/under on this?JW Walsh getting his coaching career jumpstarted as a GA at TCU. Chances he’s Oklahoma State’s head coach by 2030?— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) January 20, 2016last_img read more

a month agoLeicester defender Evans: Newcastle will be tough

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester defender Evans: Newcastle will be toughby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City defender Jonny Evans expects a tough “challenge” against Newcastle United.Evans believes Newcastle will adopt the same gameplan that earned the Magpies victory last time out for their upcoming fixture. He said: “Our experience of Newcastle last year was that they sat in and defended deep, and we found it difficult to break them down.“That was a challenge that when the manager came to the club, he wanted to help us in that aspect – of setting our team up and being able to work teams that are going to sit in against us, which is becoming quite a common theme.Newcastle did that very well against us last year, so I think they’ll come with the same game plan.” last_img read more

Mikmaq ramping up efforts to protect Nova Scotia waterway

first_imgTrina Roache APTN National NewsIt’s an important Nova Scotia waterway and the Mi’kmaq are determined to protect it.Last month, the province issued permits for a controversial natural gas project.One Mi’kmaq band filed an appeal Thursday hoping to bring the project to a halt.last_img