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first_imgThe absence of Calabar High School represent-atives was conspicuous at yesterday’s launch of the 2017 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Grace-Kennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston as the defending champions’ protest over the school sports governing body’s decision to allow Ugandan 800 metres runner Aryamanya Rodgers to compete for Kingston College at this year’s event threatened to overshadow all.ISSA President Dr Walton Small moved quickly to address questions over ISSA’s decision despite rules stating that athletes must be registered for their respective schools by September 30 and have at least 80 per cent attendance record to compete at Champs.Small explained that ISSA had received all documentation from Kingston College as early as July 18, 2016 and the athlete was scheduled to arrive in Kingston on August 24, 2016.However, he said, adding that ISSA had been party to the paper trail, when Rodgers arrived at the airport in the Ugandan capital at Kampala, he was refused boarding for Germany as it was determined he needed a German visa to travel. This was communicated to KC authorities and Jamaican embassy officials who moved to address the issue.TICKET CANCELLEDRodgers’ airline ticket was cancelled and a second ticket purchased for him to arrive in Kingston on September 24, 2016, via Kenya. However, he was once again refused boarding.Eventually Rodgers received clearance, and he travelled to Kingston on October 16 and began school at KC on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.”We waived the attendance and deadline registration because we were convinced that enough effort was made to get the young man to Jamaica,” said Small.The vote by those present was one absentia, one against, and the remaining members voted in favour.He noted that not all 15 members of the executive were present. Among those absent was Calabar Principal Albert Corcho, whom Dr Small said learnt of ISSA’s decision on the day it was made.”This is a democratic society, and if the committee decides that the young man should participate, then that was the result, and that was sent off to Kingston College.”Meanwhile, Small said that he had received a letter addressed to the “Chairman of ISSA”, dated Friday, March 10, on Wednesday (March 15) from Corcho, demanding the results of the case be published in the media within seven days of the decision.”Mr Corcho is member of the executive committee, and if he wants, he can get not only the letter that was sent to Kingston College, but also the details of the minutes to see the discussion, to see who voted, who abstained, and who voted against,” he said.ISSA had scheduled an emergency meeting yesterday afternoon to decide on that matter and several others.last_img read more

first_imgTwo drivers who were rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre before subsequently being transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) following a three-vehicle collision on the Friendship Public Road, East Bank Demerara on Saturday evening, remain in critical condition.The wrecked Toyota AllionThe names of these two individuals have not been released to the media, but hospital officials have confirmed that they have sustained severe head injuries and lacerations to their bodies.On that fateful Saturday, at about 18:30h, Toyota 4Runner PLL 7337 was reportedly heading to Timehri while Toyota Carina wagon PLL 2247, carrying several occupants, including a man with an artificial leg, was heading to the city at a fast rate, and reportedly came into contact with the rear wheel of the 4Runner, thus causing the driver thereof to lose control of that vehicle.The result of that mishap was that the 4Runner reportedly spun several times before coming to a halt facing the opposite direction, while the wagon collided head-on with Toyota Allion PWW 6374.Public-spirited citizens pulled the drivers of the two motor cars from the wreckage and rushed them to the Diamond medical facility; and at least three other persons who were injured were treated there and sent away.Police are continuing their investigations into this accident, but the driver of the 4Runner has been detained.last_img read more

first_img“The recall is huge. It’s unprecedented, and people are seeing their dog food is on the list and picking up the phone, wondering if there’s anything they can do or what to do,” said Tim Hackett, who runs a small-animal clinic at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. “Fortunately, most of these animals are absolutely fine.” Julie Benesh of Chicago brought her cat, Truffle, to a vet’s office Wednesday after realizing the animal had eaten some of the contaminated food. The cat was lethargic and had been drinking an unusual amount of water. “That’s my baby,” Benesh said of the black-and-white cat she’s had since the animal was a kitten. “We’ve been through a lot together.” The Animal Medical Center on the East Side of Manhattan has tested 143 animals for renal failure since Saturday. Of those, 10 were confirmed to be diet-related cases, and one cat died. “I have people coming in who haven’t even said their pet’s eaten the bad food, but they’re worried that maybe the recall has not been broad enough so they want their pet tested to be sure,” said Ann Hohenhaus, a veterinarian at the clinic. The recall has led to at least three lawsuits against Menu Foods from pet owners who allege their animals got sick or died after eating recalled food. Menu Foods CEO and President Paul Henderson said Wednesday that the company is still investigating the cause of the kidney failure because the food linked to the deaths has shown no signs of contamination. He apologized for the worry that the recall has caused. Denise Tracy of Milford, Mass., said her first thought after hearing about the recall was, “Oh my gosh, I killed my cat.” Fluffy’s health deteriorated after Tracy fed her Special Kitty brand food, one of the recalled labels, and she had to euthanize the 11-year-old cat last week. She said the family, including her five children, are heartbroken. Her husband contacted a lawyer, and she plans to contact her state’s attorney general. “They’re killing animals because of somebody’s mistake,” Tracy said. “They should be held accountable for that.” In California, a Yorkshire terrier named Pebbles has been battling kidney failure since eating Nutro dog food. Even hooked to an IV, she attempts to wag her tail. The dog’s owner, Jeff Kerner, said he has called and e-mailed Nutro, and hasn’t heard back. “I want to give them an opportunity to do the right thing. Money can only do one thing, which is pay bills,” Kerner said. “I don’t want to end up with my dog not surviving and then owe $10,000. Or that she survives and I owe $10,000.” The FDA has sent inspectors to Menu Food plants in New Jersey and Kansas. Most complaints stem from products made at the latter factory, though both received shipments of wheat gluten, identified as a possible source of contamination, from the same supplier, said Stephen F. Sundlof, the FDA’s chief veterinarian. The ingredient is a protein source used to thicken the pet food gravy. The FDA is screening pet food samples for substances known to harm the kidneys, like toxins produced by molds. Dr. Robert Davis, a veterinarian in Ashland, Mass., said most customers have remained calm – in part because of detailed information available online. “There’s been no panic that I’ve seen,” Davis said. “I think a lot of people, rather than becoming more nervous and concerned, they go to the Internet.” Addressing pet food fears Questions about the recall of 60 million containers of potentially deadly pet food: Q: What has been recalled? A: Menu Foods has recalled “cuts and gravy” style pet food packaged from Dec. 3 through March 6. The products are contract-made for nearly 100 national brands of pet food. There is no recall for dry pet food. Q: Why was the recall issued? A: The recalled food has been blamed for kidney failure in scores of animals and killed at least 16 pets. Q: What are some symptoms? A: Symptoms include loss of appetite, loss of energy, diarrhea, vomiting, and excessive thirst or urination. Q: What should I do if I notice these symptoms? A: Contact the pet’s veterinarian immediately. A simple blood and urine test can determine whether the pet has been affected. If so, the problem can be treated if caught early. Q: What are pet stores recommending? A: Pet stores have removed the recalled food and have been recommending other kinds of wet or dry food. Some pet stores have also suggested supplements to help pets make the switch to different food. – Source: Village Veterinary Centers Inc., PetSmart, PETCO.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Atlanta veterinarian Will Draper received so many calls and e-mails about the recall that he drafted a newsletter on it and e-mailed his customers. “That helped tremendously,” Draper said. “It has calmed clients.” Since Friday, nearly 100 brands of the “cuts and gravy” style food have been recalled by Menu Foods of Canada, including popular labels sold at Wal-Mart, Kroger and other large retailers. Veterinarians are directing most questions to the Food and Drug Administration’s recall Web site. Some have agreed to run blood tests on pets, even though many of the animals have not consumed any of the recalled brands. Pet owners with animals showing symptoms such as vomiting, lethargy and extreme thirst are being told to bring them in for immediate examination. ATLANTA – A recall of potentially deadly pet food has dog and cat owners studying their animals for even the slightest hint of illness and swamping veterinarians nationwide with calls about symptoms both real and imagined. “It’s like we’re on pins and needles,” said Brian Paone, a 27-year-old loan auditor in Knoxville, Tenn., who scheduled a blood test with his vet after realizing both of his cats had eaten brands on the recall list. “You kind of sit there and wonder – it’s terrible to say this – you wonder if this is going to be your last moments with your pet. It’s not pleasant.” Some of the 60 million cans and pouches of food have been blamed for kidney failure in scores of animals and killed at least 16 pets. Neither the manufacturer nor authorities have been able to determine why the pets died. last_img read more

first_img(Visited 486 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 This fish hasn’t evolved for 66 million Darwin Years and is a classic “living fossil.” We get a Darwin fish story anyway.By all accounts, the coelacanth (Latimeria) is a strange fish among an ocean of strange fish. (For another strange fish, watch this video clip of the hairy frogfish, which has the fastest bite in the animal kingdom.) Strange, indeed. The coelacanth (pronouned see-la-canth) is unique for its bony fins, and its cranial development and brain. Its neurocranium is divided into two lobes connected by an intracranial joint. If that detail is only worth a yawn, consider this: the fish is a classic living fossil.Before 1938, evolutionists told people that the coelacanth went out with the dinosaurs, having gone extinct 66 million Darwin Years ago. That was before a living coelacanth was found off the coast of Africa. It was as if a “Lazarus fish” had returned from the dead! Scientists were astonished. Coelacanths and their relatives, the sarcopterygians, were well known from the fossil record, but here was one alive and well, with not a single known fossil in between all those alleged millions of years and the present.This is certainly the most important fact about the coelacanth, but it gets worse for Darwinians. The fish was still like its fossil precursors, having stayed the same all that time. During those alleged tens of millions of years, evolutionists claim there was a bird explosion, a mammal explosion, and other extreme diversifications. In just a fraction of that time, a land mammal evolved into whales and apes evolved into humans. Yet here was coelacanth, just the same as ever. Another problem for evolution is that the fish was not evolving feet. Evolutionists had speculated that the bony fins of the coelacanth were on the way to becoming limbs that could support the fish in shallow water or on land, as it was evolving into a tetrapod. To their disappointment, living coelacanths were found to spend much of their time in an upright posture in deep water, not using their fins for any kind of walking.Coelacanth on display at Wyoming Dinosaur Center (DFC)Testing the Darwin MediaGiven these important facts about this fish, will a new paper in Nature about coelacanth evolution mention any of them? What will 10 Darwinian biologists have to say about this anti-evolutionary evidence in a paper entitled, “Neurocranial development of the coelacanth and the evolution of the sarcopterygian head”? Watch for it:The neurocranium of sarcopterygian fishes was originally divided into an anterior (ethmosphenoid) and posterior (otoccipital) portion by an intracranial joint, and underwent major changes in its overall geometry before fusing into a single unit in lungfishes and early tetrapods. Although the pattern of these changes is well-documented, the developmental mechanisms that underpin variation in the form of the neurocranium and its associated soft tissues during the evolution of sarcopterygian fishes remain poorly understood. The coelacanth Latimeria is the only known living vertebrate that retains an intracranial joint. Despite its importance for understanding neurocranial evolution, the development of the neurocranium of this ovoviviparous fish remains unknown. Here we investigate the ontogeny of the neurocranium and brain in Latimeria chalumnae using conventional and synchrotron X-ray micro-computed tomography as well as magnetic resonance imaging, performed on an extensive growth series for this species. We describe the neurocranium at the earliest developmental stage known for Latimeria, as well as the major changes that the neurocranium undergoes during ontogeny. Changes in the neurocranium are associated with an extreme reduction in the relative size of the brain along with an enlargement of the notochord. The development of the notochord appears to have a major effect on the surrounding cranial components, and might underpin the formation of the intracranial joint. Our results shed light on the interplay between the neurocranium and its adjacent soft tissues during development in Latimeria, and provide insights into the developmental mechanisms that are likely to have underpinned the evolution of neurocranial diversity in sarcopterygian fishes.A search on the word evolution shows only suppositions about what might have evolved from what. But the coelacanth is unique! It does not appear to be evolving from something else into something else. How many times do the authors mention the most important facts about this fish?Living fossil: zero timesLazarus taxa: zero timesExtinction in the Cretaceous: zero timesReappearance after 66 million years: zero timesNot evolving into another form: zero timesNatural selection: zero timesFigure 4 in the paper shows how the coelacanth skull compares with other fish. It looks completely different! This fish’s anatomy is one of a kind, not evolving into any of the other putatitive descendant forms (lungfish and tetrapods).The authors might be excused as having only focused their research on the intracranial joint of this fish’s unusual skull. The excuse rings hollow, though, since the title of the paper mentions the evolution of this fish, and the word evolution gets 14 hits. A press release from ESRF, “Coelacanth reveals new insights into skull evolution,” states one sentence about the living fossil, but then jumps right into evolutionary propaganda, saying, “Latimeria remains of scientific interest for understanding the origin of tetrapods and the evolution of their closest fossil relatives – the lobe-finned fishes.”Does Might Make Right?In order to conjure up evolution to save Darwin, the authors of the paper ratchet up the perhapsimaybecouldness index. Watch the placeholders for imagination mount up, if you can stay awake:The development of the notochord observed in Latimeria appears to affect the adjacent tissues, and might underpin the complete division of the neurocranium.We therefore suggest that the intracranial joint probably results from the configuration of the brain as imposed by the notochord.The marked expansion of the notochord thus probably causes a major spatial packing constraint on the brain, and anteriorly restricts the growth of the hypophyseal and orbital regions, which might drive the allometric growth and elongation of the brain.The similarities between the endocranium of Latimeria pups and those of stem-sarcopterygians suggest that this developmental pattern is ancestral to the group, whereas brain shape appears to match that of the endocranium in fossil actinopterygians and stem-osteichthyans.…the ventral expansion of the brain and the higher brain-to-body mass ratio in extant lungfishes and tetrapods (Fig. 4) might have been permitted by the progressive reduction and displacement of the notochord posterior to the otic capsule during the evolution of each of these lineages……the displacement of the entire brain into the otoccipital portion, which occurs relatively late during the development of Latimeria, might result from biomechanical constraints linked to the intracranial joint.The press release quotes one author admitting, “There are still more questions than answers!” (exclamation in the original). With promissory notes in hand, they expect the public to keep trusting them, because the new data will surely “open up new avenues for research on the evolution of the vertebrate head.”This paper is a prime example of teaching evolution by obfuscation. One might learn some things about fish cranial anatomy in this paper, but nothing about evolution. To obfuscate means to “confuse, bewilder, or stupefy” by making things obscure or unclear. The paper obfuscates in more than one way. First, it ignores the most significant facts about coelacanth evolution: that they did not evolve! Second, it teaches evolution by the Jargonwocky method. Readers are overwhelmed with jargon that is promised to “shed light” on the evolution of this fish, all the while keeping readers in the dark about its status as a living fossil. Third, it commits the non-sequitur fallacy, pretending that a very unique fish with a unique cranium will somehow “provide insights into the developmental mechanisms that are likely to have underpinned the evolution” of coelacanths. A unique set of traits has nothing to do with connecting the dots between species.The only “likely” thing about this paper is that few will notice the snow job the authors committed. That’s why we’re here: to unmask the deceitfulness of the Darwinists. We explain not only what they say, but what they fail to say. If you appreciate this, please share the links on social media and support us.last_img read more

first_img18 February 2009Soweto, South Africa’s famous township, is well known to tourists who’ve visited Johannesburg and gone looking for a taste of the city’s African culture and history of resistance against apartheid.Now, adventure tourists can also board the bus to Soweto, as a project to develop a “vertical adventure centre” with a distinctive township feel starts coming to fruition.And, if you’re a local and you’ve already done the bungee swing between the two 100-metre-high Orlando Towers in Soweto, and need to push the boundaries further: no problem. For a new adrenaline rush, you can now do the swing inside one of the towers.Zoopy TV takes a flying leap from Soweto’s Orlando Towers. Click arrow to play video.Yes, from this weekend you can line up for the internal bungee swing, says Bob Woods, the project director and rope expert. The external swing involves falling 30 metres from the top of the tower, then swinging back and forth like a pendulum and eventually being lowered to the ground.On the internal swing, you swing high inside one of the towers and then are lowered to some 15 metres above the ground before taking a foefie slide (zip slide) back to earth.Soweto’s Orlando site is dominated by the huge, colourful twin towers, which used to supply electricity to the former white suburbs of Johannesburg, but which are now defunct. The disused power station building is a cavernous structure some five storeys high, overlooking a dam.Phase one almost completeThe internal swing and other features will complete phase one of the adventure tourism project taking place at the towers, made possible by a loan of R3.6-million from the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA).“Adventure tourism is a major growth market around the world, and the creation of an adventure tourism facility will undoubtedly contribute towards Soweto’s economic diversification and tourism attractiveness,” says Kate Rivett-Carnac, the DBSA’s tourism specialist.Woods says the vast walls of the towers will be developed into a “vertical adventure centre the scale and nature of which describes a truly unique and legendary facility.”He promises that by late March you can expect to be abseiling down the towers, and by early May you are likely to be bungee jumping between the two towers. He has brought in Canadian experts to help with the final rigging for the bungee jumping.Climbing the wallsAlso in the pipeline is climbing the internal walls of the towers, a climb of some 60 metres. Woods is concerned that climbing is an elitist sport – he’d like to bring it to young Sowetans.“I would like to promote climbing among the people of Soweto. It can often be a tool in helping to channel energies in a positive way,” he says. Other facilities below the towers he foresees are a restaurant, a music venue and bar, and a small skateboarding park.“We want to create the feeling of a park, where families can spend the day.”Since opening in June last year, Woods says he has had 15 to 20 jumpers take to the towers each day. Most visitors to the site are Gautengers, with 18 percent being foreign tourists. But it seems most people can’t quite bring themselves to jump off the towers, preferring instead to take the lift up, and stand admiring the view.Otherwise, from March you will be able to take a foefie slide ride from 10 metres up the side of one of the towers.You pay R360 for the swing, or R60 to take in the view from the top. The swing is open on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 5pm. You can book your place on the website.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

first_imgBy Rachel Dorman, MSU.S. Department of Labor & The National Center on Family Homelessness (2011). Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness.Today’s Resource Discovery is a guide for services providers utilizing Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) for service providers in their work with female veterans. According to the United State Interagency Council on Homelessness, female veterans are four times more likely to experience homelessness than their civilian counterparts. The Council explains that female veterans may have difficulty readjusting to civilian life due to traumas that occurred during military service, such as military sexual trauma. Military sexual trauma impacts one in every five women who serve, making it important for practitioners to be aware of TIC best practices.The Department of Labor created Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness guide for service providers. This 84 page document provides detailed information about the Homeless Women Veterans Project, implementation of trauma-informed care best practices, a self-assessment for providers and their organization, and a detailed resources list. Explore the Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers to learn more about providing TIC to vulnerable female veterans. More information on the prevalence of violence against women can be found in the following MFLN Family Development blog. This post was written by Rachel Dorman, M.S., a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

first_imgRivero is averaging 18.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game thus far in this preseason tournament while Paras is tallying 17.0 points and 5.0 boards per game.“I don’t think that it will be any different from last year when Ricci and Kobe played for the Gilas Cadets against La Salle,” said La Salle head coach Gian Nazario. “It is just another game. No different. We come out and play anyone.”The Maroons tote an even 1-1 card thus far. UP lost to San Beda, 75-66, in its first game before bouncing back to hammer Arellano, 78-69.“This is a good test for us,” UP coach Bo Perasol said. “We don’t have our entire roster as some are out with minor injuries, but we are seeing others step up such as James Spencer and that is what we want.”In other seniors hoops matches, National University makes its preseason tournament debut when it takes on unbeaten Letran (2-0) at 2 p.m., while Centro Escolar University takes on the Tigers at 5:45 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT Game time is at 4 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Centre.La Salle is coming off an opening day win over University of Santo Tomas, 72-49, where the Archers faced former coach Aldin Ayo and ex-reserve Brent Paraiso.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThis time, the Archers take on Rivero, who was instrumental in its last title run, and Paras, who once suited up for the school’s junior program.Rivero and Paras have been picking up the cudgels for the Maroons in the absence of guard Juan Gomez de Liaño. View comments Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. La Salle will test a fancied University of the Philippines squad that is anchoring its hopes this year on two players the Green Archers are quite familiar with.La Salle battles the Maroons in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup on Sunday, with UP again unveiling Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras new recruits who have green roots.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Got to believe At 11 a.m., Ateneo continues its rebuilding stage in the post-Kai Sotto era when it faces Adamson in the lone high school match of the day.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:24Life lessons the hearing can learn from the Deaf02:42PH 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 Krausslast_img read more

first_imgMonaco coach Henry to test Arsenal resolve for Koscielnyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Monaco coach Thierry Henry is ready to test Arsenal’s resolve for Laurent Koscielny.With his team in desperate stakes, Henry is going back to the Gunners for reinforcements.Nice-Matin says Henry is eager to tempt Koscielny back to France in January.The Arsenal captain has only just returned to action after suffering an Achilles injury last season – and Henry hopes to convince him about a career swansong at ASM.Koscielny, 33, is tied to Arsenal until 2020. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgIowa fans rush court after Michigan State win.iowa fans rush court after msu winIowa knocked off No. 1 Michigan State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena last night, and in celebration, a few hundred Hawkeyes fans rushed the court. But not everyone seems to agree with the move.Immediately following the court rushing, college basketball fans on Twitter started to criticize the decision. Why? Well, Michigan State was playing without its best player – Denzel Valentine. The Hawkeyes were also favored by 2.5 points. Iowa also led the entire game, so it’s not as-if there was a ton of drama involved.Iowa fans rush the court when we beat a team ranked higher than us unlike state pic.twitter.com/Ct8vArEvT7— nate (@Marky_Marks19) December 30, 2015This sucks because you know that Iowa knows Valentine isn’t playing and they are still gonna rush the court— Logan VanDeWostine (@lvandy7) December 30, 2015I hope Iowa fans rush the court against a team missing the national player of the year.— AustinCSmith TOC (@acsmith06) December 30, 2015You can’t chant “overrated” to a team and then rush the court when you beat them lol but regardless I’m glad Iowa won— Sarah♓️ (@heyyysarahhh) December 30, 2015Good for Iowa beating undefeated #1 but have enough respect to not rush the court against a conference opponent. You’re better than that.— David Wheatley (@david_wheatley) December 30, 2015Silly Iowa fans, rush the floor after winning a game you were favored to win!— Rick Holmes (@spartyholmes) December 30, 2015Way to rush the floor Iowa… You beat the #1 team in the country, at home, without their best player. Idiots…— Chris Thomas (@wtpartners) December 30, 2015Iowa fans…. Chant “overrated”, then rush the floor after beating a team without the National POY. Classic #Hawkeyes.— Jeff Greene (@GMachine7) December 30, 2015Sorry, Iowa. That is the most lame student rush to the court I’ve ever seen.— DP (@sports_and_ads) December 30, 2015If you really just beat an “overrated” team, why rush the court? Do better Iowa, do better… #MSU— Craig Janes (@Craig_Janes) December 30, 2015What do you think? Should Iowa fans have rushed?last_img read more

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement An independent movie theatre in northeast B.C. says Disney’s strict rules around Star Wars: The Last Jedi are unfair to small-town cinemas and could become even more harmful as the company expands its dominance of the entertainment industry.John Roper is general manager of the Phoenix Theatre in Fort Nelson, which is home to about 4,000 people. Despite excitement in the community to see the latest instalment in the Star Wars series, Roper said the conditions imposed by Disney are simply “impossible” for the Phoenix to meet.“Not only do we have to play it for four weeks straight, we have to play it four times a day,” said Roper, adding that with only one screen available, it would be “very difficult” to play a single movie for a month without losing money due to lack of audience. Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement READ MORElast_img read more