The team representing the UK in the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie – the World Pastry Cup – has placed sixth in the competition, despite their ice sculpture breaking in half.Team Italy took home the gold, with Japan in silver and the USA clinching bronze.The result is the best ranking the UK team has achieved so far, and they will automatically qualify for Coupe Du Monde de la Patisserie at Lyon in 2017.The group, coached by UK pastry team president Martin Chiffers, was made up of Barry Johnson (Rococo Chocolate), Andrew Blas (Café Royal) and Javier Mercado (Le Cordon Bleu).Team captain Barry Johnson said: “We’re all ecstatic at this result. With all the challenges we faced during the day, we really hadn’t had any major expectations. This result has made all the pain worthwhile, and I’d like to thank my team-mates Jose, Andrew and Martin for such amazing support.”Chiffers said: “This placement is a huge credit to the team, and I’d like to thank all the sponsors, especially Valrhona, for their support. Tonight we’ll be toasting our achievement, but we’ll start recruiting for the new team with the British Pastry Open in October.”The team’s theme for their entries was inspired by theatre and, in particular, the musical The Lion King.
Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 23 Sep 2019 1:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.1kShares Comment Rob Holding could return for Arsenal against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have confirmed that Rob Holding is available for selection ahead of Tuesday’s EFL Cup tie against Nottingham Forest at the Emirates.The 24-year-old has been sidelined since December with a knee injury sustained against Manchester United but has been on the comeback trail in recent weeks.Holding has featured for the club’s U23s since August and stepped up his recovery with a 90-minute display during a 2-1 victory over Leicester City on September 14.Unai Emery included him in Arsenal’s travelling squad for the Europa League clash against Eintracht Frankfurt last Thursday but he failed to make the 18-man squad.ADVERTISEMENT Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney both played an hour during Arsenal U23s draw against Wolves on Friday (Picture: Getty)However, with Arsenal set to play their second game in just over 48 hours against Forest, Holding could be handed a first senior start in over nine months.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal’s defensive options have been further boosted by Dinos Mavropanos, Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney’s returns to fitness over the past couple of weeks.All three were involved in Arsenal U23s 2-2 draw against Wolves on Friday with Mavropanos playing the whole game and Bellerin and Tierney each playing just over an hour.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAlthough Arsenal moved up to fourth in the Premier League by beating Aston Villa 3-2 at the weekend, their defensive vulnerability remains a concern after they conceded two sloppy goals again.Neither David Luiz nor Sokratis Papastathopolous have started the season in good form, while right-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles was sent off during the win against Villa.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Arsenal confirm Rob Holding is in contention to make Arsenal return against Nottingham Forest
Memorial contributions can be directed to the family to assist with expenses. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of George Buckler. Those surviving who will cherish George’s memory include his wife of over 34 years, Mary Buckler; one daughter, Mary Ellen Buckler (fiancé Jeremy King); one son, John Buckler, and 5 grandchildren, Taiylor, Kaleb, Tony, Hank, and Josy. He was preceded in death by his parents. George A. Buckler, of Brookville, was born on April 10, 1952 in Brookville, a son to Lawrence Paul and Hazel Ellen Dougood Buckler and was raised on the family farm which is now Morgan’s Canoe property. He married Mary Vonderheide on December 3, 1983 and she survives. George worked for the town of Brookville for 25 years and was a member of St. Michael Church. He enjoyed muscle cars, hunting, playing pool, raising horses and being outdoors; however, his favorite thing was spending time with his grandchildren and attending all their sports and school activities. On Friday, November 16, 2018, at the age of 66, George passed away at his residence. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Fr. Vincent Lampert will officiate a Mass of Christian burial on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Church and burial will follow in the church cemetery.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Drake University women’s tennis team played outside for the first time this season on Sunday and fell to the K-State Wildcats 7-0 at the Mike Goss Tennis Stadium.”Our team fought hard through difficult conditions and against a tough opponent. This was our first match outdoors on slower courts and in windy conditions. Playing a team of crafty Europeans made this a difficult match-up. We have a very talented group of players and I’m confident that as we play more outdoor tennis our performance will improve in these types of matches,” said interim head coach John Hollimon.The Wildcats won on courts three and two, securing the doubles point and took a 1-0 lead.K-State used the momentum from doubles to take the first four singles matches in straight sets. The Bulldogs managed to go three sets on courts six and four. Freshman Joely Lomas took the first set 6-4 at No. 6 before dropping the next two sets 6-2, 6-2 to Livia Cirnu at the No. 6 spot. After losing the first set 6-2, senior Maddie Johnson responded by winning the second set 6-2. KSU’s Iva Bago came away with an 11-9 super tiebreaker win to take the third set and the match over Johnson.The Bulldogs travel to Lincoln, Neb. on Saturday, Feb. 27 to square off against Nebraska and South Dakota.Kansas State 7, Drake 0Feb 21, 2016 at Manhattan, Kansas (Mike Goss Tennis Stadium) Singles competition1. Ana Garcia Navas (KSU) def. Ante, Mariel (DU) 6-1, 6-32. Sara Castellano (KSU) def. Brills, Summer (DU) 6-2, 6-43. Carolina Costamagna (KSU) def. Herder, Tess (DU) 6-2, 6-04. Iva Bago (KSU) def. Johnson, Maddie (DU) 6-2, 2-6, 11-95. Millie Stretton (KSU) def. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) 6-1, 6-16. Livia Cirnu (KSU) def. Lomas, Joely (DU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 Doubles competition1. Carolina Costamagna/Millie Stretton (KSU) vs. Ante, Mariel/Herder, Tess (DU) 3-4, unfinished2. Ana Garcia Navas/Iva Bago (KSU) def. Brills, Summer/Jaglarz, Mela (DU) 6-33. Palma Juhasz/Sara Castellano (KSU) def. Lomas, Joely/Johnson, Maddie (DU) 6-1 Match NotesDrake 5-5Kansas State 5-2Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,1,2,3,6,4) Print Friendly Version
Every once in awhile, someone “suggests” that life began on Mars, not Earth. Here it comes again from someone who knows better.The hard facts of chemistry are driving Dr. Steven Benner to desperation. He knows that ribose (an essential part of RNA) cannot and will not form in the scenarios most favored by origin-of-life researchers:All living things are made from organic matter, but simply adding energy to organic molecules will not create life. Instead, left to themselves, organic molecules become something more like tar or asphalt, said Prof Benner.In a dry environment, however, the element boron can help. Since he cannot imagine ribose forming on Earth, where boron is scarce, he recently proposed that conditions on Mars might have been more favorable in the past. The BBC News explains:“What’s quite clear is that boron, as an element, is quite scarce in Earth’s crust,” Prof Benner told BBC News, “but Mars has been drier than Earth and more oxidising, so if Earth is not suitable for the chemistry, Mars might be.“The evidence seems to be building that we are actually all Martians; that life started on Mars and came to Earth on a rock,” he commented.“It’s lucky that we ended up here, nevertheless – as certainly Earth has been the better of the two planets for sustaining life. If our hypothetical Martian ancestors had remained on Mars, there may not have been a story to tell.”Space.com repeated the myth with less hesitation. “We may all be Martians,” it begins. “Evidence is building that Earth life originated on Mars and was brought to this planet aboard a meteorite, said biochemist Steven Benner of The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology in Florida.” Benner presented his new idea at the Goldschmidt Conference in Florence, Italy this week.NBC News, hurrying to say that Benner “is not a kook,” was hesitant enough to say that Benner’s idea “stirs debate” and posed it as a question, “Are we all Martians?” (the “not a kook” comment was repeated on NASA Watch). The Huffington Post, however, told the story with confidence: “Life on Earth may have started on Mars, growing evidence suggests.” Another variation of the extraterrestrial scenario, seen again on NASA Astrobiology Magazine, proposes life (or its “building blocks”) came via comets.Benner sometimes plays the wet blanket for other nutty ideas, like arsenic-based life (7/10/12). Apparently Benner’s colleague and fan David Grinspoon thinks his “plausible story” proves something else. From the NBC article,This time, the wet-blanket role is filled by David Grinspoon, an astrobiologist from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Grinspoon, who’s spending a year doing research at the Library of Congress, says that he’s a “huge fan” of Benner’s, but that his extraordinary claim isn’t sufficiently supported by the evidence.“This isn’t really evidence that life came from Mars, but it is evidence that Steven Benner is very clever,” Grinspoon told NBC News.NBC’s Alan Boyle left it as a question: “What do you think? Is it more likely that life came to Earth from Mars, or that earthly life is entirely home-grown?”Susan Mazur, the author of a book about skeptics of traditional neo-Darwinism, The Altenberg 16: An Expose of the Evolution Industry, interviewed Benner for The Scoop last February. Benner is aware of her book. In the discussion, he repeated the problems with forming ribose naturally: it decomposes, and it is unstable; that’s why one of his colleagues calls the RNA World scenario a “baseless fantasy.”The discussion wavered into peer review and philosophy of science. Regarding origin-of-life research, Benner admitted at one point, “none of us are experts and we don’t really know what we’re doing with this.” He describes himself as “a crackpot synthetic biologist to some extent” whom Mazur found “entertaining.” But like Alan Boyle said, Benner is not a kook.Update 8/29/13: New Scientist entered the discussion with this groaner: “Primordial broth of life was a dry Martian cup-a-soup.” Science Now discussed Benner’s ideas about boron and oxidized molybdenum acting as safeguards for ribose, but was not overly eager to accept his Mars hypothesis, quoting other origin-of-life researchers offering criticisms. Memorable paragraph:However and wherever life began, one thing is sure: Its first organic building blocks, called hydrocarbons, had a number of hurdles to clear before evolving into living cells. Fed with heat or light and left to themselves, hydrocarbons tend to turn into useless tarlike substances. And even when complex molecules like RNA (most biologists’ best guess for the first genetic molecule) arise, water quickly breaks them down again.That’s why Benner looked to dry Mars instead of watery Earth. As for how to know where life originated, Benner said, “Building a time machine will help.” NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine showed Benner’s smiling face in its coverage, offering no criticism at all.Apparently Benner is trying to upstage his earlier high-PCMI kooky fantasy that there could be fish in Titan’s methane seas (1/31/05). Why does he repeat his old bore on boron? (11/05/04). That’s an old joke from 2004, and here he is now, almost 10 years later, with no new answers except to displace the problem to Mars and let the Martians cook up their own ribose.He knows better, because I confronted him at JPL after his talk where he joked that the problems are so severe getting life, that it almost made him want “to become a creationist” (11/05/04, which see). I politely confronted him about the genetic code, homochirality, probability and other serious obstacles to a naturalistic origin of life. He stood there grinning and nodding, acknowledging these were problems, till his handler led him off to catch a plane.He knows better, because he knows and believes that science needs to challenge consensus. From the Mazur interview:Science, to the public, is at one level the memorization of facts based on an authority — your teacher, who has the cosmic authority of the expert. You’ll see this all over — “four out of five dentists agree”. The appeal to authority and consensus of opinion.But science is also the opposite. I’m a great fan of Richard Feynman who comments that science begins with a denial of the opinion of experts Science begins when you say NO. The perceived wisdom is wrong. Feynman’s opinion is exactly the opposite of what many people think science is, the memorization of facts taught to you by an authority…. Feynman goes on to point out that there’s an enormous amount of what goes on in the public sphere in term of science that is mostly not scientific at all. He also says there’s an enormous amount of intellectual tyranny in the name of science.Benner describes himself as someone who thinks outside the box, but the problem is that his box is nested inside another box called Naturalism. He also knows that venturing outside that box is death to a career. That’s why he is so very clever. Because he stays inside the Naturalism box, he gets to keep his job in Florida, gets to vacation in Italy, and gets invited to share his kooky ideas at JPL. For challenging that box, I lost my job there.The consensus of kooks won, but it’s their asphalt.(Visited 48 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town It was during this time that Tynanes further patched things up with his mother whom he lived with until second grade when his parents split up.“Mixed martial arts is my first love, and it’s always been my number one desire. I really got to see things from different angles. I went back to school, I worked on myself, my relationship with my mom, my family and traveled a bunch,” said Tynanes.“My little sister is turning two, and I found happiness in other things. But I’m back to my first love and the love was never gone. I took a little break and I’m physically ready again.”ADVERTISEMENT Versatile forward Lamar Odom sees self in Warriors’ Draymond Green View comments US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Lowen Tynanes dominates in his return to the ring. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Lowen Tynanes proved he’s back and ready for the title picture when he put on a dominant display in ONE: Hero’s Ascent to take the technical knockout win over Honorio Banario in the quarterfinals of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix.The undefeated lightweight finished the match against Banario 4:46 into the first round with a vicious ground-and-pound in what he said was the culmination of nearly three years of preparation.ADVERTISEMENT 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Tynanes (10-0) was sidelined with a back injury that almost ended his career after he defeated Koji Ando in April of 2016.Since then, Tynanes used his layoff to become slow down and get a different perspective in life.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 live in the gym and when it was taken away from me due to injury. I went to school, I setup a foundation, and I donated a lot of my time to my little sister,” said Tynanes Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Tynanes had a recurring back injury since his high school days but his fight with Ando further aggravated it when he suffered herniated disks that was almost, to some extent, some type of sciatica that left a painful sensation on his lower back down to his buttocks. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES
The Rockhampton Touch Association will this weekend be the game day sponsor for the Central Queensland Capras versus Easts Tigers round 15 Intrust Super Cup TV game at Browne Park, Rockhampton. The game will be the Capras first televised home game of the season, with the game shown live throughout Queensland with over 100,000 viewers regularly tuning in. Rockhampton Touch Association players will be involved in an exhibition Mixed game in the lead up to the main game, including players from the 2014 Elite Eight winning Queensland Country Outlaws Men’s team, as well as several Australian 18’s and 20’s squad members and National Youth Championships’ Queensland Fire representatives. There are quite a number of familiar faces playing in the Intrust Super Cup this weekend, including Marlon Doak (CQ Capras), Zach Strasser (Redcliffe Dolphins), Ryley Jacks (Burleigh Bears) and Brentt Warr (Mackay Cutters), who all had a strong involvement with Touch Football growing up. For Queensland viewers, you can watch the Channel Nine Match of the Round this Sunday from 2.00pm. Related LinksRockhampton on show
Liverpool legend Aldridge: Crucial Firmino grabbed hat-trickby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend John Aldridge was delighted for Roberto Firmino over his hat-trick in victory over Arsenal.He wrote for the Liverpool Echo: “Arsenal were so open and left themselves exposed. It was a stunning response after going behind early on.”Roberto Firmino hasn’t been himself so far this season. He’s not been as influential and he’s been giving far too many balls away.”But that was Firmino back to his best on Saturday night. His second goal was sensational with the way he embarrassed two Arsenal defenders before producing a cool finish.”Something hasn’t been right with Firmino but he should take a huge amount of belief from the first hat-trick of his Liverpool career.”If I could have picked anyone to score a hat-trick in that game it would have been Firmino. We’ve had big contributions from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane recently and now we’ve had a match-winning performance from Firmino. That’s massive for him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say