Virjee’s defense sets tone for Peninsula

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe win was the second for Peninsula (9-5, 1-1) in less than a week over Redondo (8-7, 0-1). Peninsula defeated Redondo, 9-6, in last week’s South Bay Tournament. David Skophammer led Peninsula with four goals while Nick Shariat added three goals. With Virjee holding Vint scoreless, Alan Rupp and Robby Horn picked up scoring responsibilities for Redondo with two goals each. “(Peninsula) forced us to shoot from the outside for most of the game,” Redondo coach Mark Rubke said. “It was a great defensive effort.” In a nonleague match … From staff reports Cameron Virjee’s stellar defense helped the Peninsula boys water polo team to a 10-7 Bay League victory over visiting Redondo on Thursday. Virjee marked the high-scoring Ryan Vint and held him scoreless. “(Ryan) is a great player, but we weren’t going to let one player beat us,” Peninsula coach Albert Garcia said. “Virjee did a great job against him.” Chadwick 10, Whittier 9: Tai McDermott scored six goals while Steve Sinclair added six saves to lead visiting Chadwick (7-5). Girls volleyball Lauren Costa had 32 assists for host Mary Star in a 28-26, 25-13, 22-25, 25-19 Camino Real League victory over Serra. Ashley Eppler added 12 kills and six aces for Mary Star (10-6, 1-1). Seini Tukutau led Serra (8-3, 1-1) with 22 kills, three digs and two aces. In the Marine League … Carson 3, Narbonne 2: Kristiana Tuaniga had 26 kills, 10 digs and four blocks as visiting Carson won, 25-20, 20-25, 14-25, 25-19, 15-8. Stefanie Mahaley had 13 kills, 10 digs for Carson (6-1, 4-1). Narbonne fell to 3-3, 3-2. Gardena 3, Washington 0: Naomi Lima had 10 aces in a 25-11, 25-18, 25-13 victory for host Gardena (2-4, 1-3). San Pedro 3, King-Drew 0: Shannon Miller had 10 kills and four aces to lead San Pedro to a 25-6, 25-18, 25-18 sweep. Marissa Bubica had 20 assists and seven aces for host San Pedro (5-1, 5-0). In the Pioneer League … North Torrance 3, Lawndale 0: Ashleigh Gideon had eight kills and 12 digs as North swept at home, 25-5, 25-8, 25-16. Alex Garcia had seven kills and three blocks for North (13-3, 2-0). El Segundo 3, Centennial 0: Amanda Eden served for 11 straight points as host El Segundo (2-5, 1-1) rolled, 25-8, 25-6, 25-6. In the Del Rey League … Kelly Omatsu had 16 kills and 19 digs in a 25-18, 22-25, 25-10, 25-20 win for host Bishop Montgomery (13-6, 2-0). Sarah Prather recorded 12 kills and 19 digs. Kristina Cruz had 47 assists and 13 digs. Girls tennis Banning singles player Cristina Alvarado clinched a 4-3 Marine League win over San Pedro with an 8-1 victory. Kasey Tate, Ronnie Bunn and Stephanie Flores all won in singles for San Pedro (2-2, 2-2). Banning is (4-1, 3-1). Also in the Marine League … Carson 6, Narbonne 1: Theresa Macias and Marilyn Nguyen won, 8-0, in doubles to lead Carson (7-1, 4-0). Eleonor Fernandez won her singles set, 8-0, for Carson. In the Pioneer League … El Segundo 14, Torrance 4: Hazuki Onaga swept her three singles sets without losing a game for host El Segundo (6-3, 1-1). El Segundo’s doubles team of Elisa Buckner and Jamie Burkhard and singles player Amy Romeo also swept. Torrance is 0-2 in league. South Torrance 10, North Torrance 8: Jessica Ly and Maggie Chiodo swept their three doubles sets, 7-5, 6-4, 6-1 to lead host South (5-7, 2-0). Bea Palileo won her three singles sets, 6-1, 6-2, 7-5, for North (6-4, 1-1). In the Bay League … Palos Verdes 17, West Torrance 1: Tiffany Jue swept her singles sets at love for visiting Palos Verdes (7-2, 2-0). West is 0-3 in league. In the Del Ray League … Bishop Montgomery 17, La Salle 1: Danielle Butler swept all three of her singles sets at love for host Bishop Montgomery (5-1, 4-0). JC women’s soccer Jamie Tribble and Stephanie Hall each scored two goals to lead host El Camino to a 7-0 nonleague victory over Imperial Valley. Samantha Domenick had three saves for El Camino (11-2-1, 2-0). Boys cross country Pablo Rosales’ 17-minute, 52-second first-place finish at the 3.1-mile Peck Park course helped San Pedro (4-0, 2-0) take first with 15 points at a three-way Marine League meet. Carson and Gardena both had 50 points. In another Marine League meet … Narbonne 15, Banning 50, Washington 50: Robert Gomez took first place at 17 minutes, 23 seconds to lead Narbonne. Girls cross country Maggie Tortoledo completed the 3.1-mile course in 21 minutes, 39 seconds to take first overall and help San Pedro to a first-place finish at a three-way Marine League meet at Peck Park. San Pedro finished with 15 points and Gardena and Carson each finished with 50. In other Marine League meets … Narbonne 15, Banning 50, Washington 50: Cindy Padilla took first place at 22 minutes, 24 seconds for Narbonne.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Batshuayi scores twice for Chelsea’s development side in Checkatrade Trophy win

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesMichy Batshuayi scored twice as Chelsea’s development side won 4-0 at MK Dons to reach the last 16 of the Checkatrade Trophy.Batshuayi, Charly Musonda and Kenedy all featured, taking the chance to improve their match fitness following their respective injuries.Musonda also found the net, as did striker Callum Hudson-Odoi.Batshuayi opened the scoring with a cool finish after being put through by Kyle Scott and then doubled the visitors’ lead by tapping in Kenedy’s cross.Chelsea were three up by half-time courtesy of keeper Wieger Sietsma allowing Hudson-Odoi’s long-range shot to slip through his legs.Musonda added the fourth after combining with Batshuayi just before the hour mark.Goalkeeper Eduardo played too, while Kylian Hazard – the 22-year-old brother of Blues star Eden – came on as a second-half substitute.Under tournament rules, Premier League clubs can field up to five players over the age of 21.Chelsea: Eduardo, James, Ampadu, Clarke-Salter, Chalobah (K Hazard 70), Sterling, Scott, Kenedy, Musonda, Batshuayi, Hudson-Odoi (Sammut 70).See also:Stats suggest Hazard is in the best form of his careerIllness rules Drinkwater out of West Ham gameConte refuses to discuss Luiz’s futureConte surprised West Ham have struggledMusonda signs new long-term Chelsea contract Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Roses Are Red, Darwinists Are Blue

first_imgRoses have a special pigment molecule, a particular form of anthocyanin, responsible for all the rich red-to-blue shades in the petals that delight gardeners and attract pollinating insects.  This molecule is different from the pigments in every other flowering plant; it is glycosylated at two positions instead of one.2  A single enzyme does the job at both points.  Without the glycosylation reaction at both ends, the molecule is unstable and cannot be soluble in water in the vacuoles of the cells in which it operates.    A team of Japanese scientists investigated how this double-glycosylation reaction system might have evolved.  They could find no intermediate.  Reporting in Nature,1 they said that while other flowers use derivatives from a singly-glycosylated form, “this is evolutionarily precluded in roses by their different glycosylation pattern, which may be unique to members of the Rosaceae” (emphasis added in all quotes).  They also stated with puzzlement,It is a mystery why this particular glycosyltransferase evolved independently in roses.  The novelty of the RhGT1 enzyme therefore lies not only in its ability to catalyse glycosylation at two different sites on the anthocyanidin molecule but also in its apparent absence from other species.They prepared a phylogenetic tree based on this type of pigment-preparing enzyme family, but it ended up with the rose family on a branch all by itself.1Ogata et al., “Plant biochemistry: Anthocyanin biosynthesis in roses,” Nature, 435, 757-758 (9 June 2005) | doi: 10.1038/nature435757a.2Glycosylation replaces an OH (hydroxyl) group with a glucoside.  This is performed by an enzyme called a glycosyltransferase, in the case of roses, RhGT1.Here is a small gap, but a gap nonetheless; no evidence for the evolution of this complex molecule and the enzyme that knows how to operate it – just an unconfirmed prediction from evolutionary theory.  Surprised?  Question: was evolutionary theory of any value in this investigation?(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Geology Roundup

first_imgWonders under the sea highlight this roundup of recent geology news.  Speaking of seas, the Dead Sea also made headlines, as well as data on the question of whether earthquakes are increasing. Ocean floor lava flow:  A fresh lava flow five meters thick covering 10 million square meters was discovered off the Oregon coast.  That’s just one of several surprises found by a seafloor mapping robot reported by PhysOrg, which said the device “has had a busy year. It documented a huge lava flow from a three-month-old volcanic eruption off the Oregon coast; it charted mysterious three-kilometer-wide scour marks on the seafloor off Northern California; and it unearthed data that challenge existing theories about one of the largest offshore faults in Central California. Volcanoes into the abyss:  Can you imagine a volcano falling into a huge chasm?  That’s what the BBC News reported is happening to seamounts near New Zealand.  An accompanying animation from sonar data shows mountains poised on the edge of a huge crack in the Pacific plate, drawing them in at 6cm per year. Dead Sea fluctuations:  The Dead Sea is apparently a remnant of a once much-larger lake that engulfed the Sea of Galilee to the north, yet also shrunk to near dryness in the past.  That’s what the BBC News reported about drill cores interpreted by geologists to represent large climate fluctuations in the past, including the “coming and going of ice ages.”  Live Science asked, “Could the Dead Sea completely vanish?”  Apparently so, since it has happened before. Earthquakes on the rise?  The recent spate of major earthquakes in Haiti, Japan, New Zealand, Turkey and elsewhere might make one think earthquakes are increasing in frequency and intensity, but that’s not the case, according to two teams of geologists who reported their statistical analyses at the American Geophysical Union.  The pattern of major quakes is indistinguishable from randomness, and one major quake does not appear able to trigger others at remote distances.  Story at Live Science. Snowflake puzzle solved:  Atmospheric science is not geology, but overlaps it somewhat.  Snowflakes do fall to the ground and contribute to erosion.  A seasonally-appropriate subject was reported by both PhysOrg and BBC News, along with pretty pictures by snowflake photography wizard Kenneth Libbrecht.  He figured out why snowflakes are flat – razor thin, in fact.  If interested in hearing how they grow faster at the edges, read the articles.  It’s worth a click to the BBC article just for the beauty of the photo.  What crystal designer could outdo this? These stories are offered to pique your interest, in hopes some readers will investigate them further and evaluate their claims.  For those who want to think outside the secular billions-of-years box, Dr. Tasman Walker (BA Earth Science, PhD Mechanical Engineering), a writer for Creation Ministries International, maintains a Biblical Geology Blog with news of interest, informative and attractively presented.(Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

N.D. Tiwari’s last rites today

first_imgThe last rites of veteran Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari will be held at the Chitrashila Ghat, Rani Bagh, Nainital district, on Sunday. All arrangements for the former Chief Minister’s funeral have been made, Nainital District Magistrate Vinod Kumar Suman said on Saturday, adding that the last rites would be conducted with full State honours in the afternoon. His body has been kept at Kathgodam Guest House here for the people to pay their last respects, he said. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, a former ministerial colleague of Tiwari, and a host of prominent politicians will attend the rites, he said. The body of Tiwari, who passed away at a private hospital in Delhi on his 93rd birthday on October 18, after a prolonged illness was brought to Pantnagar in Uttarakhand in an air ambulance from Lucknow on Saturday. Last respects Earlier, leaders across the political divide paid their last respects to the Congress veteran in Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his ministerial colleagues received the mortal remains at the Lucknow airport. The body was taken to U.P. Vidhan Bhawan, where leaders from different political parties had gathered to pay their tributes to Tiwari. U.P. Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma in a tweet said, “Shri Tiwari had significantly worked for the development and prosperity of U.P. He was soft-spoken, able administrator and also had knowledge of parliamentary traditions.”last_img read more

NCAA volleyball: Alvarez scores season-high as JRU bolsters Final 4 bid

first_imgJRU Lady Bombers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University bucked a bad start to beat Letran, 22-25, 28-26, 25-17, 25-16, and strengthen its bid for a Final Four spot in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Shola Alvarez showed why she’s a legitimate MVP candidate with 30 points, the most by any player this season, to lead the Lady Bombers’ rally.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ “Letran was well-prepared coming into this game. Luckily for us, we were able to make adjustments midway through the second set,” said JRU coach Mia Tioseco.JRU grabbed a share with idle San Sebastian in fourth place at 5-3 as the fight for a Final Four ticket intensifies. The Lady Bombers play also-ran Lyceum in their final game in the elimination round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I always tell my players that we have a goal and that is to get into the Final Four. But we have to take it one game at a time.”JRU overcome a 17-8 hole behind Alvarez, who did most of her damage in a scintillating second set. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Lettan unraveled the moment JRU made its comeback and the team wasn’t the same in the third and fourth sets.The Lady Knights already had no answer for Alvarez and things got even more complicated for them with the Lady Bombers also drawing significant contributions from Dolly Versoza.Versoza, who ended the second set with a hit and the fourth frame with back-to-back service aces. She wound up with 17 points.Glayssa Torres scored 16 points for the Lady Knights (3-5), who dropped out of semifinals contention.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: UE ready to shed losing mentality Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View commentslast_img read more