National Election Commission (NEC) Chairman, Cllr. Jerome Korkoya, has filed a US$825,000 lawsuit against two newspapers which he accused of being deceived by a man identified as John H.T. Stewart to publish a series of “false stories” that linked him to criminal offenses. Korkoya claims that the publications defamed his good name and reputation.The New Democrat and Analyst newspapers are to pay US$200,000 as general damages each and US$75,000 as punitive damages for the alleged libelous stories.Stewart himself would also pay US$200,000 as general damages each and US$75,000 as punitive damages, totaling US$825,000, according to Korkoya’s lawsuit filed on his behalf by Cllr. Cooper W. Kruah. The New Democrat and Analyst, Korkoya alleges in his suit filed on June 6, published separate stories under the same caption, “Assessing Presidential Candidate Joseph Nyuma Boakai’s Changes in 2017,” which the lawsuit named Stewart as the author.In Cllr. Kruah’s suit, the NEC Chairman further alleges that the two newspapers also published a series of articles that implicated Korkoya in “corruption and bribery.”In those articles, Cllr. Kruah quoted the newspapers as alleging, “Korkoya is very corrupt, of receiving a brand new Ford SUV from one of the candidates in the 2014 Special Senatorial Elections.”The newspapers were further quoted as accusing the NEC Chairman of “fixing the results in several counties including Bong and of producing subventions (bribes) to the leadership of some political parties to ensure their acquiescence and silence on crucial matters concerning the NEC.”Those publications, Korkoya’s lawyer claims, were criminal offenses against his client because at no time was Korkoya ever charged with such crimes which, according to Kruah, Korkoya has never committed.“Korkoya has never committed such crimes or any crimes for that matter,” the court records quoted the lawsuit.Cllr. Kruah argued that the newspapers and Stewart have defamed Korkoya’s good reputation and the defendants have committed an act of libel against his client.According to Kruah, following their publication of a series of such stories, Korkoya wrote the managements of the two newspapers to retract what he considered as “libelous publications.”The lawsuit alleges however that on July 13, the New Democrat and Analyst, instead of retracting the stories, both allegedly intensified their libelous publication campaign against Korkoya.New Democrat newspaper, in its volume 17, No.112 published an article on July 13 under the caption: “Korkoya Reacts to Libelous Essay,” while on that same day the Analyst ran a story captioned: “Runs to Lawyers against Analyst, Seek Retraction.”Again, on July 18, the lawsuit alleges the Analyst in its publication in volume 17 NO.114 ran a story under the caption: “Leave Us Alone Face Your Accuser.”“The Analyst Replies Korkoya’s Lawsuit Threat.”Cllr. Kruah claims that the defendants’ libelous publications defamed Korkoya’s character, and subsequently associated him with criminal activities without any proof.Therefore, Kruah pleads with the court to hold the Analyst and New Democrat liable for general damages in an amount of US$200,000 each, and for punitive damages in an amount of US$75,000, respectively.”Cllr. Kruah also requested the court to hold defendant Steward liable for general damages in the amount of US$200,000 and US$75,000 for punitive damages.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Two motorists who were seemingly intoxicated escaped unhurt on Sunday afternoon after they collided with each other on the Plaisance Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD).They were reportedly drag-racing when the accident occurred.The two motor vehicles PSS 2303 and PJJ 1617 collided just after 16:00h.Guyana Times was told that as a result of the speed, both men lost control of their motor cars and crashed into each other. As a result of the collision, the two vehicles were badly damaged. The men were taken into Police custody, as an investigation was launched.
…after recall issued by companyOne day after the US branded Del Monte Fiesta Corn was exposed, prompting more than 60,000 incompletely sterilized cans to be recalled, the Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) has assured that these will be destroyed.In a statement to the media on Friday, the Department said it has, “Since granted approval for the distributor to initiate a voluntary recall of the affected products. All affected products will be destroyed under the supervision of this department at the completion of the recall and detaining exercise”.It added that it has been in contact with the local distributor of the product. ToucanThe Fiesta Corn that is unfit for consumptionIndustries has so far imported “204 cases X 12 cans X 15.25 oz or 432g”. Of this amount, 150 cases were distributed nationally, and 54 cases have been placed on hold in the distributor’s warehouse.Moreover, Guyana Times was told that 408 additional cases of the product were on its way to Guyana. GA-FDD said the distributing company was instructed to notify the Department on arrival of these cases.“Details of the recalled product are 15.25 OZ or 432g – cans with UPC # 24000 02770 at the top of the label: 24000 02770 with the following ‘Best If Used By’ dates stamped on the bottom of the cans: August 14, 2021; August 15, 2021; August 16, 2021; September 3, 2021; September 4, 2021; September 5, 2021; September 6, 2021; September 22, 2021; and September 23, 2021,” GA-FDD warned.The Caribbean countries affected by the recall of Del Monte “Fiesta Corn” are Guyana, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Haiti, Aruba, St Lucia and Suriname.The other countries are El Salvador, Uruguay and Panama.According to CMC, the company warns the product could cause life-threatening illness if consumed. The US Food and Drug Administration said the recall of 64,242 cases of the “Fiesta Corn” seasoned with red and green peppers were due to under-processing.It said the missed steps from the commercial sterilisation process could result in spoilage and possible contamination with life-threatening pathogens, if consumed, Del Monte warned, according to CMC.There have not been any reports of illness as a result of the products, the company added.It said a central concern with under-processing canned food is the potential growth of bacteria, including clostridium botulinum, which creates toxins that cause botulism poisoning, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament (MP) Gail Teixeira has once again registered concerns over what she describes as the high-handed behaviour of the government, this time accusing them of ramrodding large and complex legislations through the National Assembly.PPP/C Chief Whip Gail TeixeiraDuring a recent press conference, Teixeira lashed out at government for straying from the established parliamentary practices of taking complex Bills laid in the National Assembly to the Parliamentary Select Committee for further scrutiny.She noted that this action by the governing MPs completely undermines parliamentary democracy by rushing to pass bills in the National Assembly without having the extensive scrutiny by all stakeholders beforehand.Traditionally, large and complex Bills go to the Parliamentary Select Committees for further review and debate. According to Teixeira however, of recent, government has been refusing to allow the Bills to go to Parliamentary Select Committees.“The demand for large and complex bills going to Parliamentary Select Committees are still being denied by the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) parliamentary representatives,” she stated.Teixeira said the most recent example was the passage of the Insurance Bill on June 30. She posited that the Insurance Bill required further examination in a select committee since there were many issues in its contents.However government passed the Insurance Bill despite petitions from the Opposition that the bill ought not to be rushed and instead sent to a select committee.With several large and complex Bills upcoming for debate in the National Assembly, Teixeira is worried that those too will be rushed through the House.These Bills are the Wildlife Conservation and Management Bill 2016, the Telecommunications Bill 2016 and the Public Utilities Commission Bill 2016.“There has been no indication that the three bills pending on the order paper will be heading for Parliamentary Select Committee as they ought to, due to size and complexity… it is unthinkable in any parliamentary democracy that such bills will not be subjected to scrutiny in Parliamentary Select Committee,” Teixeira asserted.The Opposition Chief Whip said it is rather unfortunate that government continues to undermine parliamentary democracy. She however pledged that the PPP/C will continue to speak out against such actions.Admitting that there is not much the Opposition parliamentarians can do to get government to adhere to parliamentary procedures, Teixeira said the PPP/C will continue to use public forums to inform Guyanese of the transgressions of their government.
High level athletic performance and alcohol is not a good matchDelayed reactions and dehydration are just a couple of the side-effects you might expect after a drinking session.But FC Vereya defender Ivan Bandalovski threw logic out the window after scoring a 93rd minute equaliser against Levski Sofia.Bandalovski took a massive swig from a beer can as his side chased Europa League qualification – with his side trailing 1-0.The equaliser saw Vereya eventually claim their place in Europe next season after triumphing in the Bulgarian First League play-off on penalties.Bandalovski is likely to be the toast of Vereya…. Bandalovski took a massive swig from a beer can 1
USL Results & Reports 13.08.13Fanad Utd. 4Swilly Rovers 3 After a long delay to the start of the match due to a referee’s mix-up the fans that hung around for this game were not to be disappointed with goals galore. The first half was a close enough encountered but Fanad led 2-0 at half time mainly due to the fact that they took their chances while Swilly failed to. Brian McVeigh scored a wonderful free kick on 35 minutes to put Fanad one up and this was soon followed by a second as Conor Mathewson played a ball over the top for Aiden Sweeney to run onto and rounded the keeper and finish coolly into an empty net. Half time 2-0. The second half burst into life as within 10 minutes of the restart the ever-lively David Edwards finished from close range following a scramble in the box. But Swilly went straight up the pitch from the restart to get one back through Laurence Toland who finished following a mix up in the home sides defense. Swilly soon found themselves right back in the game as Blain Curtis got a quick second for them. However Fanad seemed to kill the game soon after as Kyle Burke scored with his first touch of the game, finished off a move involving Mathewson, Edwards and Hassett. Swilly however fought back again and Liam O’Donnell was on hand to finish at the back post following a cross from the right. The game was looking like it was destined to end in a draw and Swilly almost got the equalizer in the last minute as Fanad gave away an indirect free kick inside the penalty box but the home defense managed to see it out to the end to win 4-3. Another result for this young Fanad side that started the game with a team of an average age of seventeen and a half years of age and finished it with a team of an average of just seventeen which goes to show you can win games with youth.Best of the visitors were L. Toland and J. Toland with McVeigh, Hassett and Edwards tireless for Fanad who also had a colossal game from Ryan McGonigle at the centre of the home sides defense.Fanad Utd.: S. Daffan, M. McBride, R. McGonigle, G. McNulty, J.McBride, K. Ryan, A. Sweeney, O. Hassett, B.McVeigh, C. Matthewson, D. Edwards, Subs, O. Shiels for M. Mcbride, K. Burke for K. Ryan and K. McElwaine for J. McBride. Swilly Rovers: Bolton, Ferry, Fisher, Hegarty, O’Donnell, J. Toland, R. Toland, L. Toland, Curtis, B.Curtis, K. Black. Subs, Dunsworth, L. O’ Donnell and McCahillRef C. McLaughlinLetterkenny Rovers 1Kildrum Tigers 2Russell Porter and Darren Cassidy netted the goals that earned Kildrum Tigers a narrow, but deserved win over Letterkenny Rovers. The Tigers struck twice inside the opening 25 minutes, but couldn’t put the game beyond Rovers’ reach. They might have been left to rue a series of missed opportunities with Rovers given a lifeline when Darren McElwaine netted a 64th minute penalty, but the hosts couldn’t find a second way through despite strong late pressure. Kildrum got a golden start when Cassidy’s teasing free kick from the right flank was headed home by Porter in the third minute. Roles reversed when Porter turned provider for their second on 25 minutes. His diagonal ball over the top played in Cassidy and he drilled a fine effort across Jason Quinn and into the far corner. New signing Kevin Barr, Barry O’Donnell and Paddy McLaughlin all had chances for Kildrum, but Maurice Toland’s side couldn’t kill the tie off. Rovers weren’t without chances, but were restricted to half-openings in the first period, the best chance falling to McElwaine whose first-time effort was saved by Michael Lynch’s legs. Neil Lloyd hit the post early in the second half, but the ex-Finn Harps man had to leave the action early after landing heavily in the 67th minute. That meant that Kildrum played the final 23 minutes with ten men. Three minutes earlier, Rovers had got a way back into it when McElwaine drilled home a penalty won by Oisin McMenamin. Rovers sensed a way back in, but despite having a series of set pieces in advanced positions they couldn’t breach Lynch a second time.Letterkenny Rovers: Quinn; K.Gorman, Minnock, Kelly, O’Donnell; McMacken, Malseed, Neeson, McGrath; McMenamin, McElwaine. Subs: Doherty for Gorman (53 mins), Gallagher for McGrath (53 mins), McPherson for O’Donnell (90 mins). Kildrum Tigers: Lynch; O’Donnell, McGinty, McLaughlin, Coll; Lloyd, Bovaird, Porter, Cassidy; Barr, Tourish. Subs: G.Crossan for Coll (58 mins), Doherty for Tourish (66 mins).Referee: C. McLaughlin.SOCCER: FANAD AND THE TIGERS IN THRILLING ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE WINS was last modified: August 14th, 2013 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:SOCCER: FANAD AND THE TIGERS IN THRILLING ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE WINS
ALL THE COUNTY DONEGAL GAA RESULTS Brian McCormick Sports Division 1 Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 224-Jun-2012 Glenswilly2 – 71 – 7Naomh ConaillBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 Reserve Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 224-Jun-2012 Glenswilly2 – 63 – 12Naomh ConaillMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 224-Jun-2012 Bundoran0 – 170 – 16MalinBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 224-Jun-2012 Kilcar0 – 153 – 12Gaoth DobhairMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 224-Jun-2012 Fanad Gaels1 – 82 – 16Naomh MhuireBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 224-Jun-2012 Fourmasters0 – 142 – 7ArdaraMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 224-Jun-2012 MacCumhaills3 – 90 – 10Cloch Cheann FhaolaMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 Reserve Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 224-Jun-2012 Fanad Gaels1 – 90 – 9Naomh MhuireBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 Reserve Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 224-Jun-2012 Kilcar2 – 151 – 7Gaoth DobhairMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 Reserve Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 224-Jun-2012 MacCumhaills0 – 101 – 8Cloch Cheann FhaolaBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 Reserve Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 224-Jun-2012 Fourmasters3 – 92 – 12ArdaraMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 Reserve Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 224-Jun-2012 Bundoran2 – 51 – 11MalinMarley Coach Hire Division 4 Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 223-Jun-2012 Na Rossa1 – 64 – 11Naomh Colmcille23-Jun-2012 Convoy1 – 113 – 7Letterkenny GaelsMarley Coach Hire Division 5 Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 223-Jun-2012 Glenswilly0 – 130 – 8ArdaraMarley Coach Hire Division 4 Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 223-Jun-2012 Robert Emmets1 – 101 – 8MovilleMarley Coach Hire Division 5 Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 223-Jun-2012 MacCumhaills1 – 102 – 6GlenfinCentra Supermarkets Division 3 Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 223-Jun-2012 Termon2 – 111 – 6Aodh RuadhMarley Coach Hire Division 4 Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 223-Jun-2012 Naomh Padraig Leifear1 – 100 – 10MilfordMarley Coach Hire Division 5 Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 223-Jun-2012 Naomh Conaill4 – 131 – 4Naomh ColumbaCentra Supermarkets Division 3 Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 223-Jun-2012 Buncrana0 – 100 – 8Carndonagh23-Jun-2012 Naomh Columba1 – 101 – 8Naomh NailleCentra Supermarkets Division 3 Reserve Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 223-Jun-2012 Burt00Downings23-Jun-2012 Naomh Columba2 – 60 – 3Naomh Naille23-Jun-2012 Termon0 – 90 – 9Aodh RuadhMarley Coach Hire Division 4 Reserve Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 223-Jun-2012 Convoy1 – 91 – 11Letterkenny GaelsCentra Supermarkets Division 3 Reserve Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 223-Jun-2012 Buncrana3 – 42 – 6CarndonaghMarley Coach Hire Division 4 Reserve Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 223-Jun-2012 Naomh Padraig Leifear3 – 150 – 8MilfordMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 222-Jun-2012 MacCumhaills1 – 81 – 12Fanad GaelsMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 Reserve Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 222-Jun-2012 MacCumhaills2 – 130 – 6Fanad GaelsALL THE COUNTY DONEGAL GAA RESULTS was last modified: June 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ALL THE COUNTY DONEGAL GAA RESULTS
Tags: abdallah mubiruExpress FCJohnson OdongJuma Balinyapolice fcStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetop Express have now lost both of their second round gamesStarTimes Uganda Premier League Express FC 0-2 Police FCBetway Mutessa II Stadium, Wankulukuku Monday, 04-02-2018WANKULUKUKU – Police FC defeated Express 2-0 in the only STarTimes Uganda Premier League game played on Monday.A goal each from Juma Balinya and Johnson Odong in either half did the damage to inflict a second loss in as many games for Express.The Red Eagles started brightly with Lawrence Kigonya trying his luck from distance but the effort sailed over the bar.On 13 minutes, Police got their first sniff on goal with Pius Kaggwa beating John Revita but the winger shot straight at Mathais Muwanga in the Express goal.At the other end, Badru Nsubuga shot from a distance but his effort was comfortably saved by Davis Mutebi in Police’s goal.The best chance of the early exchanges fell to Ibrahim Kayiwa but could only head wide a Revita free-kick, while un marked in the area.With 29 minutes to play, Police were forced into an early substitution with Ashraf Ggaliwango who got injured in a tackle with Kigonya, replaced by Simona Mbazira.Kigonya (21) in action against Police on MondayTwo minutes later, Juma Balinya put Police ahead with the first goal of the game, tapping in from close range a Kaggwa well-weighted low cross.Express nearly restored parity instantly as his long range looping shot was fumbled by Mutebi but the custodian recovered before the ball crossed the line.On 41 minutes, Paul Willa nodded down a Mbazira corner before Odong blasted over from close range.The last chance of the half fell to Birungi who could only mis-control a Frank Tumwesigye cross before Mutebi gathered.At the start of the second half, Samuel Kayongo replaced Ashraf Mugume in Police’s second substitution.With 10 minutes of the last half played, Kigonya saw the first yellow card of the game for fouling Kaggwa.Kaggwa was in the thick of the action, sending a low cross which was shot over by Ruben Kimera.Police could have doubled their lead on 62 minutes but Express Midfielder Michael Birungi cleared off the line a Kimera shot off a Mbazira corner.At the other end, Birungi unleashed a ferocious ztrike which went agonizingly wide of the target.Kefa Kisala who had early sent on Tony Odur and Mubaraka Nsubuga, Brought on Robben Kabuye in place of Badru Nsubuga, to try and find an equalizer.However, it was the visitors who looked most likely to score with Kimera shooting wide after a brilliant team move on 85 minutes.As the frustration mounted on the Red Eagles, Revita was booked for a cynical foul around the centre circle on 86 minutes.In an effort to eat up on the remaining minutes, Abdallah Mubiru introduced Safi Nasir for Kaggwa with only a minutes to play.Deep into the 5 additional minutes, Odong slotted in neatly past Muwanga, a Balinya assist to make it 2-0 for Police and end Express’s slim hopes for a result.After the game, Express fans were in full voice, asking for Kisala’s head.The loss is Express’s second in the League and 6th of the season. It sees them slip into 10th on the log with 21 points from 17 games.Express are now 10th on the logFor Police, they climb into 7th with 24 points.Comments
Here are news stories about amazing dinosaurs, from dwarfs to giants, that lived in all kinds of habitats.(Note: This entry includes news about other extinct reptiles, not just dinosaurs.)Bigger than T. rex: “Finding Spinosaurus: a dinosaur larger than T. rex” is the subject of an article posted by Live Science. It’s a saga of intrigue and luck spanning a century, but once a more complete specimen was found in the Sahara, new mysteries popped up. Current thinking is that the giant with a strange sail on its back did not compete with other land predators, but hunted fish.Weird armed dino: A 50-year mystery about big arms has been “solved” with the discovery of the rest of the animal in Mongolia, the BBC News reports, but now, “researchers say that the creature is even more bizarre than they had thought.” That’s clear from the artist’s reconstruction: “it was huge, with a beak, a humped back and giant, hoofed feet.” Named Deinocheirus mirificus, the ornithomimosaur (bird-mimic lizard) had arms 8 feet long and looks like it was designed by a committee (see larger image on Science Magazine).Dumb warrior: Evidence of an allosaur knocked silly by a stegosaur’s tail suggests the tiny-brained stegosaurs were not to be trifled with. Science Daily calls the warrior that left its mark on the bone of an allosaur (and probably shortened its life) a “kung fu stegosaur” that was a lethal fighter when necessary. “On the other hand, he points out stegosaurs had among the smallest brains for its body size of any large animal, ever.”Cool-brained bonehead: The pachycephalosaur-type dinosaurs, despite their bony skulls, had intricate passageways for air and a good sense of smell, Science Daily reports. A diagram of Stegoceras (unrelated to Stegosaurus) shows that the passages “enhanced smelling” while cooling the brain. High-powered computer models revealed their secret of keeping a cool head. The article did not mention evolution; it’s not clear how many lucky mutations it would have taken to get that right.Update 11/08/14: Another type of dinosaur cooled its brain with intricate airways, PhysOrg just reported. “A/C came standard on armored dinosaur models” — ankylosaurs “had the capacity to modify the temperature of the air they breathed in an exceptional way: by using their long, winding nasal passages as heat transfer devices.” Live Science says that computer models of the “krazy straw” passageways show that exhaled air was cooled, taking heat from the small brains that could otherwise overheat deep in the heavy skulls. The similar loopy passageways in duckbill dinosaurs might have served a dual purpose: heat exchange and the amplification of sounds.Acres of diamonds: What do a raccoon, a crocodile, and a dinosaur have in common? They left their tracks in a diamond mine in Angola, according to Live Science (see photo story posted separately). “It’s likely that a shallow freshwater lake in the area served as the watering hole for a raccoon-size mammal — an extraordinary large mammal for that time — a crocodile and a dinosaur, according to the track marks.” (Sorry for the misleading riddle; it wasn’t really a raccoon, just an unknown “raccoon-size” mammal.)Amphibian fish-lizard: Was it evolving? Is it a transitional form? Live Science describes a creature from China said to be 248 million years old that its discoverers speculate was amphibious and evolving into an ichthyosaur. Sid Perkins on Science Magazine posed his headline in just-so story form: “How the Ichthyosaur Got Its Fins.” The puzzle echoes the later “great transformation” that evolutionists believe caused a land animal to evolve into a whale. The creature had large flippers that the paleontologists say may have given it locomotion like that of a modern seal. “The fossil is quite complete and well-preserved,” its discoverer said. National Geographic claims it “fills an evolutionary gap.” Science Daily found a way to mix global warming into the tale.The creature was apparently well-adapted for an aquatic habitat, but without the tail, they can’t be sure if it was a good swimmer or not. Creationist David Bump opined in the comments that “walking catfish” exist today that are not considered ancestral to fish; he thinks this could be a reptilian analogue of an ichthyosaur adapted for shallow water. One paleontologist cautioned that we won’t find more transitional forms, because “ichthyosaurs and their kin emerged from a group that was already strongly aquatic,” supporting the notion that this creature was adapted to shallow water, not leaving the land for the sea.Food fights: PhysOrg puzzles how so many large dinosaurs living in the same habitat divided their food at mealtime, especially the 80-ton herbivorous sauropods that needed vast amounts of food. The Morrison Formation, for instance, contains 10 species of these giants. Research on this question at the U of Bristol “helps to shed light on the evolution of sauropod feeding mechanisms and how these gigantic creatures managed to eat enough food to sustain their tremendous bulk.”Survivor dino: Sid Perkins in Science Magazine thinks that a new little meat-eating dinosaur from Venezuela named Tachiraptor (fast carnivore), said to be 201 million years old, survived a mass extinction at the end of the Triassic, when theropods began to evolve. “Only millions of years later did many species within these groups evolve great size and distinct appearances” like Allosaurus and T. rex, evolutionists believe. These dinos were only about 1.5 meters long, scientists estimate, based on only two bones found. Despite its small size, Live Science speculates that it “snacked on little dinosaurs.”Ducks for the chase: Duck-billed dinosaurs were not “sitting ducks,” PhysOrg puns, but gave a good run for any T. rex hunter. Phil Currie thinks so, because they thrived alongside the big predators—partly because the hadrosaurs lived in herds, but probably, too, because they were fast runners. In the Dino Derby, he says, the hadrosaur had the endurance and speed to cross the finish line before the predator.Grounded pterodactyls: Could pterodactyls grow so large they couldn’t take off? An article on PhysOrg says so. Computer models at Bristol University “suggest that a pterodactyl with a wingspan of 12m or more would simply not be able to get off the ground.” Artwork shows one 400-kg “behemoth” as tall as a giraffe. Maybe the animals had methods we don’t yet understand, or were able to get airborne by jumping off cliffs. Either way, landings would have been no problem, given their large, flexible wing membranes.Dino feathers disputed: In a letter to Science Magazine, a scientist from South Africa questions a paper in published earlier claiming “A Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur from Siberia” had “both feathers and scales.” He responds: “The parsimonious explanation is that the filaments are support fibers in association with badly degraded scales and that they do not represent early feather stages.” The authors, naturally, make comeback arguments to support their original claim, but Theagarten Lingham-Soliar presented some convincing reasons why the filaments are not feathers. “The proposals are further weakened by a disregard for taphonomic tribulations of a more than 150-million-year-old fossil and the complexities of tissue histology,” he concludes.Reptiles don’t exist: Dustin Welbourne makes a startling claim on The Conversation: “There’s no such thing as reptiles any more“. So do all the above creatures vanish from reality? No; it’s a question of classification. Taxonomy, the science of classification, is a tricky business for human convenience. It doesn’t necessarily carve nature at its joints. Since there is no single common ancestor for all the creatures commonly called reptiles (dinosaurs, turtles, crocodiles, snakes, and lizards), he makes the case that “reptile” is a false category. Welbourne takes his argument back to the work of Carl Linnaeus and forward, through the discoveries that altered his conception of natural categories for these animals. In the BBC News, Mark Kinver asks “What’s in a scientific name?” Also referring to the great taxonomist Linnaeus, Kinver describes how the tradition of Latin binomial nomenclature has been useful, if not engraved in stone. It’s a convention that gives some scientists the honor of naming what they find.We report these creatures for others to investigate in more detail and interpret. Have fun! (You don’t expect us to do all the work, do you?) It’s easy; just sweep clear the evolutionary fogma, look for systems that defy evolution or long ages, and ask the questions the evolutionists never ask. had the capacity to modify the temperature of the air they breathed in an exceptional way: by using their long, winding nasal passages as heat transfer devices.Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-11-ac-standard-armored-dinosaur.html#jCp(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0