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  • Super Bowl 53: Watch bizarre Patriots-Rams intro from Austrian TV

    first_imgYour Austrian TV Super Bowl intro was, as it is every year, better than anything you’ll see on American TV pic.twitter.com/GCme8BH0EX— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) February 3, 2019Even if we spoke the language, we’re not sure we could figure this one out. That’s some sort of creature-looking thing hoisting the trophy, players disintegrating — it’s just bizarre.The Austrian broadcaster has become known for producing strange but great Super Bowl intros. Here’s a Star Wars-themed, heavy metal-sounding intro from Super Bowl 50. You already know that the Super Bowl plays to a massive worldwide audience.What you might not know is some of these international feeds look … um, very different from the U.S. broadcast. Check out this Super Bowl 53 intro from the Austrian NFL broadcaster PULS4.last_img read more

  • Neymar: ‘I couldn’t look at a football’ after the World Cup

    first_imgReport: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I have prepared myself to handle this pressure and I know that when the results are not what they should be then that pressure increases.”Neymar has been hit by a barrage of criticism for theatrical rolling around after being fouled at the World Cup, but says he should have been better protected.Brazilian football star Neymar offers an interview to AFP on July 21, 2018 at his charity Neymar Junior Project Institute, in Praia Grande, Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he hosted a five-a-side football tournament. / AFP PHOTO / Miguel SCHINCARIOL‘Criticism of me exaggerated’ “People were faster to criticise the one being fouled than the one doing the fouling,” he insisted.“I went to the World Cup to play, to beat the opposition, not to get kicked. The criticism of me was exaggerated, but I’m a big boy, I’m used to dealing with this kind of thing“And I can’t be the referee and play at the same time, but there are times I wish I could,” he said.Earlier this week, Neymar took a swipe at his critics with a tongue-in-cheek video in which he teaches children how to fall to the ground.“One, two, three, go!” shouts Neymar on the Instagram video as around a dozen youngsters fall to the ground of a parking lot.“That’s a free-kick!” screams the Brazilian breaking into fits of laughter.The video was released with a hashtag #ChallengeDAFALTA, the free-kick challenge in Portuguese. “I wouldn’t go as far as to say I didn’t want to play again but, I didn’t want to see a ball, or to see any more football played,” 26-year-old Neymar told AFP in an exclusive interview on Saturday.The Paris Saint Germain forward was talking at his Neymar Praia Grande institute where the Red Bull Neymar Jr. 5’s (five-a-side-soccer) tournament was being played.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Dressed in a sleeveless t-shirt, with his six-year-old son Davi Lucca sat upon his knee, the striker was however in a relaxed mood as he explained his post-World Cup blues.“I was in mourning, I was really sad about it, but sadness passes, I have my son, my family, my friends and they don’t want to see me moping around. I’ve got more reason to be happy than sad,” said Neymar, reflecting on his team’s 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Asked about reports in Spain linking him with a transfer to Real Madrid the forward said “that’s all speculation from the press.”“The guys who come up with these stories seem to know more about my life than I do. I won’t respond to this type of question because nothing happened,” he scoffed.The Brazilian superstar, who moved to PSG for a world record 222 million euros ($264 million) last year, insists that the burden of expectation on his shoulders — whether with his club or country — does not weigh heavily.“No, all the great players feel pressure,” he said.“It’s true that when it comes to me, there are double standards. I have been aware of this responsibility, not only for Brazil, but also in club fotball, since I was 17, 18 years old.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedcenter_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs During the recent World Cup, the player’s antics sparked the “Neymar Challenge” where he was widely mocked.In Mexico, a football club even rganised a competition in which contestants attempted to roll the entire length of the pitch.Meanwhile, Neymar described PSG’s new coach Thomas Tuchel as a great addition to the club.“He’s a great coach and we’re hoping for a great season,” he said.“I’m really looking forward to it,” Neymar said of his second season in Paris.“We have signed a football legend (Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon) who will bring with him all his experience and that will be a great help for this coming season.” /eeSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES PVL: CSB scrapes past San Beda Brazil superstar Neymar admits that after his nation’s quarter-final defeat to Belgium at the World Cup he couldn’t look at a ball and didn’t want to see any of the remaining matches.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamlast_img read more

  • Is the Label “Neanderthal” Justifiable These Days?

    first_imgThey were our physical and intellectual equals.  What’s the difference?  The label “Neanderthal” becomes a kind of historical racism against a group of true human beings.Science news reports are agreeing that “Neanderthals were not inferior to modern humans” (Science Daily), or “Neanderthals may have been our intellectual equals” (New Scientist).  The “cuddly Neanderthals” had good parenting skills (Live Science; see 4/29/14).  We have some of their genes mixed in with ours.  “The genomes of humans and Neanderthals differ little; the two groups have fewer than 100 proteins that differ in their amino acid sequence,” Nature says.  Sure, they seemed to have a stockier build (but see 4/01/14, #5), and some lived in caves, but what’s the diff?  They knew how to cook good stew in those caves, National Geographic says.  They talked in languages “not dissimilar to the ones we use today,” Science Daily says, quoting an evolutionist who admits, “From this research, we can conclude that it’s likely that the origins of speech and language are far, far older than once thought” (see Footnote).  When a press release from Wageningen University argues that “DNA-research confirms recent interaction between Neanderthals and humans,” one wonders why the headlines differentiate them from “humans.”  Isn’t the ability to interbreed and bear fertile offspring the hallmark of species membership?It’s even possible the Neanderthals were the intellectual leaders, not the followers.  New Scientist states,Enough of the cheap jibes: Neanderthals may have been just as clever as modern humans. Anthropologists have already demolished the idea that Neanderthals were dumb brutes, and now a review of the archaeological record suggests they were our equals.Neanderthals were one of the most successful of all hominin species, occupying much of Europe and Asia. Their final demise about 40,000 years ago, shortly after Homo sapiens walked into their territory, is often put down to the superiority of our species.It’s time to lay that idea to rest, say Paola Villa at the University of Colorado in Boulder and Wil Roebroeks at Leiden University in the Netherlands….Evidence has even emerged that Homo sapiens may have learned some skills by copying Neanderthals. Yet despite all of this evidence, the idea that Neanderthals were our inferiors still persists.It doesn’t help matters for author Colin Barras to call them a “hominin species” outside of “Homo sapiens” (man the wise), even though he admits they were “just as smart as you.”  Why even keep the distinction?   We don’t do that with any living hunter-gatherer ethnic groups.  No one would dare call an extant tribe a “hominin species,” even if they use their brains for hunting instead of writing.Gap TheorySome, however, want to keep the gap from closing.  Another National Geographic headline claims, “Gap between humans and Neanderthals and us narrows, but does not close.”  The basis for this assertion is merely the current shifting opinion of Chris Stringer (Natural History Museum, London), who is interviewed in the article.  He’s already lost credibility by his admission that he goofed.  “Twenty years ago I would have said the interbreeding between us and them was insignificant,” he says.  “That was certainly wrong.”  He also admits that he has had to modify his view that there were major behavioral gaps between the groups.But despite his past mistakes, Stringer is still trying to keep that gap open.  He is claiming that Neanderthals were replaced by modern humans, rather than assimilating into them.  How?  Maybe “modern humans” invented sewing needles that enabled them to make better clothes.  Maybe they had brains better capable of producing representational art (even though Neanderthal brain capacity was comparable to, if not larger than, modern man’s).  Maybe the moderns had better musical instruments.  Maybe they were better prepared for climate change.  The interviewer gets the point; “So it wasn’t that the Neanderthals and Denisovans were cognitively disadvantaged. They just had a harder row to hoe.”  Stringer doesn’t disagree with that.  He suggests that their tribes had less genetic diversity (despite success for 300,000 years), and their populations just collapsed.  Even so, it wouldn’t mean they were non-human.It’s apparent that Chris Stringer, who has studied Neanderthals most of his life, is scrambling to support his view that Neanderthals were “different” from Homo sapiens.  Even though he admits that “Neanderthals” possessed that uniquely human ability of language, he tries to assert that they were dumber than us.  Notice the complete lack of evidence for his speculations about something he could not possibly know:But I’m not sure. I’m sure they had speech and language, but I’m guessing it was much more a language for the here and now, a more practical language for survival. I doubt they would have expressed complicated things like, “Well, what if I did this differently, what then would happen?” The kind of hypothetical reasoning that leads to modern inventions. Maybe Neanderthals didn’t have so much of that.Asked what is responsible for the “unending fascination” with Neanderthals, he responds, “It’s this whole question of having a population of humans that are in some ways like us, and yet so different—and the fact that they died out and we’re still here.”But that’s the very question: why does he still think they were different?  New Scientist confesses that a persistent bias influences the story of Neanderthal Man:Archaeologists are reluctant to accept evidence of advanced behaviour if it is attributed to extinct hominins, says Roebroeks. This prevailing attitude influences our ideas about the causes of the Neanderthal extinction.How long will it take to change the perception to the reality: they were “just as smart as you” – “our equals.”Footnote: “than thought” by evolutionists, that is; creationists believe man was speaking on Day 6 of creation, endowed with speech as part of the image of God.Suppose one country wiped out a tribe that didn’t look exactly like them (such events are not exactly rare in history).  Suppose that instead of facing their guilt, they covered their shame by saying the tribe “went extinct.”  Suppose the perpetrators pretended to be scientists.  Suppose they published papers for decades looking for evolutionary reasons why their victims, who had lived successfully on their land just fine for centuries, just didn’t have the “fitness” to endure the modern world.  Would this kind of historical revisionism be tolerated?  For all we know, the celebrated “modern humans” were genocidal maniacs who wiped out the Neanderthals, playing flutes over their vanquished foes’ graves.Chris Stringer is a self-admitted boob, wrong for 20 years about these people.  Why is National Geographic giving him the time of day?  Why are his fact-free speculations still getting good press before NG’s large readership?  Why isn’t he out of a job?  Anyone that wrong in any other line of work would get the boot and be forced to move on to something more productive, like trash pickup.The Neanderthal myth has done so much damage, in fact, we should severely chastise those who have proclaimed it for over a century in support of Charlie D, and still won’t let go of it, despite all the recent evidence that supports finally allowing these “other” people full membership in the human race.  Here’s just the way to do it: call the evolutionists a word that cannot be tolerated in the world today, the word that will send the media and all the PC attack dogs running for their blood.  Call them racists.Look at the way museums continue to portray “Neanderthals” with the Darwinian-Victorian bias of dumb expressions, stooped shoulders and full nudity.  These are prejudicial acts, designed to make them look inferior.  It’s an old Darwinian tradition.  Remember the case of Oto Benga? (CMI).  Remember the Herero genocide? (Wikipedia admits it was “Social Darwinist” in nature and had continuity with the Holocaust).  Remember attempts to wipe out the Aborigines and Maoris as inferiors, less evolved than Europeans?The label “Neanderthal” has lost all significance.  We wouldn’t apply such a label to any living tribe that has particular physical or cultural characteristics.  It’s time to pull the race card on anyone who uses that term from now on.  Shout “Stop calling them the N-word!  They were human beings!” (Visited 74 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

  • Watch Guide: Week 7

    first_imgOSU is off this week, but there is still a loaded slate of games that includes Kansas State-OU, Tennessee-Alabama, West Virginia-Texas Tech, Ole Miss-Arkansas and Ohio State-Wisconsin. I’m going to be off the grid for a couple of days so I probably won’t see much of any of them, but they should be great. Maybe we can even get a KU win over Baylor in Waco!Thanks as always to Ryan Hartwig for putting together the Watch Guide.Weekend Watch Guide: Week 7If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

  • 10 months agoDONE DEAL: Morecambe snap up Cardiff defender Paul McKay

    first_imgDONE DEAL: Morecambe snap up Cardiff defender Paul McKayby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMorecambe have snapped up Cardiff City defender Paul McKay.Morecambe have signed McKay on loan for the rest of the season.The 22-year-old has not made a senior appearance for the Premier League club.McKay, who previously played for Leeds and Doncaster, could make his debut on Saturday against Crewe.”He is a utility player who can cover positions in midfield and defence and that suits us at the moment with the position we find ourselves in with injuries,” said manager Jim Bentley. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • 16 days agoLiverpool fullback Alexander-Arnold: Klopp always paid attention to academy

    first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool fullback Alexander-Arnold: Klopp always paid attention to academyby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool fullback Trent Alexander-Arnold says manager Jurgen Klopp has always paid attention to the club’s academy talent.Klopp has now spent four years at Anfield and Alexander-Arnold admits his interest in promoting young players was immediately obvious. “Within his first few weeks he was down at the academy watching the young lads, and that almost gave us a bit more faith and gave a statement to the club that he is going to use young players and give us those chances,” he said.”He’s shown over the four-year period that he has given those young players their chances and given them opportunities and obviously I’m one of the youngsters that have been given them.”A massive thanks to him, and hopefully there will be four more years of success.” last_img read more

  • Video: Cam Newton Is Getting Crushed For Sulking, Walking Out Of Press Conference

    first_imgCam Newton is unhappy during press conference.Cam NewtonThe people who don’t like Cam Newton have more fuel to add to that hate fire. The Carolina Panthers’ quarterback is currently getting crushed on social media for the way he handled himself after his team’s loss to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. At his post-game press conference, Newton sullenly sat for roughly three minutes, barely answered any questions and then got up and left. Here’s video of his exit. Panthers Cam Newton barely answered questions and here he exits pic.twitter.com/eNMDpv2sQH— Cam Inman (@CamInman) February 8, 2016And here’s some of the reaction. Cam’s presser was weak. If you’re going to celebrate when you win, you’ve got to face the music when you lose.— Jim Rome (@jimrome) February 8, 2016I’m a Cam fan. Tonight’s outcome doesn’t change how incredible he is, was this season. But how he handled the presser was most disappointing— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) February 8, 2016BTW…I love Cam…great player, but wish he would’ve handled that press session better than that— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) February 8, 2016It’s fair to call Cam a front runner now. Dude lives it up when things go well, turns into a whiny brat when they don’t.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 8, 2016So disappointing. I get that he’s in pain. I’m not a Cam hater, but he has to be a better leader & professional. https://t.co/emFpcziUjW— Jerry Brewer (@JerryBrewer) February 8, 2016Just when I start liking Cam, he goes back to pouting and a walk off at the press conference. Stardom is a two way street.— Hunter Mahan (@HunterMahan) February 8, 2016Hardest thing to do after a “big game” loss is speak to the media (yes I know I had to a lot) but what was that Cam Newton?! #MVP #SB50— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) February 8, 2016I see college freshmen and sophomores handle themselves better annually after losing in the Final Four than Cam Newton just did. Ooooof.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) February 8, 2016Obviously, it’s understandable that Newton is disappointed, but the criticism of him is (mostly) fair here. He could’ve acted better.last_img read more

  • Stenas New Tanker Digitally Named

    first_imgzoom Tanker shipping company Stena Bulk has held a digital naming ceremony for Stena Immortal, a 50,000 dwt tanker.The ceremony took place at Stena’s new office in Hellerup in the north of Copenhagen on January 17, 2018.Stena Immortal was not physically present in Copenhagen but in Houston where it is already in service. The vessel’s Danish presence was solved with modern technology and in Houston, a drone filmed and zoomed in when the bottle of champagne hit the tanker’s bows.“This ship naming ceremony using available technology is a sign of the times. Our goal is greater efficiency in everything we do and, accordingly, a digital naming ceremony symbolises a measure of sustainability, efficiency and new technology. This is what we are striving for and we want to be at the forefront of this process,” Erik Hånell, President and CEO of Stena Bulk, commented.The MR tanker Stena Immortal was built at China’s Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI) in 2016 and is jointly owned on a 50-50 basis by Stena Bulk and Indonesian Golden Agri Resources (GAR).The 183-meter-long vessel is the eighth in a series of thirteen IMOIIMAX tankers ordered by Stena Bulk in 2012, the last of which will be delivered at the beginning of February this year. Following Stena Immortal’s delivery in September 2016, it has sailed in one of Stena Bulk’s global logistic systems.Including the new tanker, Stena Bulk’s fleet currently comprises more than 100 vessels.Stena’s new office was inaugurated by the newly formed company Stena Rederi AS, but Stena Bulk, Stena Line, Stena RoRo and Northern Marine Management are also represented here. Stena Bulk, which recently acquired the remaining 50% of a jointly owned company from Danish Weco Shipping, has moved its staff from its previous office in Rungsted to Hellerup.last_img read more

  • Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of US midterm elections

    first_imgLONDON – Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour” linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections.The social media company shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts and is investigating them in more detail, it said in a blog post late Monday.The company took action after being tipped off Sunday evening by U.S. law enforcement officials, who notified the company about recently discovered online activity, “which they believe may be linked to foreign entities,” Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, wrote in the post .U.S. tech companies are stepping up security and efforts to fight disinformation campaigns to prevent online troublemakers from trying to divide voters and discredit democracy. Facebook’s purge is part of countermeasures to prevent abuses like those used by Russian groups two years ago to sway public opinion ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.Gleicher said the company will provide an update once it learns more, “including whether these accounts are linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency or other foreign entities.”Almost all of the Facebook Pages associated with the blocked accounts appeared to be in French or Russian. The Instagram accounts were mostly in English and were focused either on celebrities or political debate. No further details were given about the accounts or suspicious activity.Last month, Facebook removed 82 pages, accounts and groups tied to Iran aimed at stirring up social strife in the U.S. and the U.K. It carried out an even broader sweep in August, removing 652 pages, groups and accounts linked to Russia and Iran. Twitter says it has identified more than 4,600 accounts and 10 million tweets, mostly affiliated with the Internet Research Agency, that it says were linked to foreign meddling in U.S. elections, including the presidential vote of 2016.The Internet Research Agency is essentially a Russian troll farm that has been indicted by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller for its actions during the 2016 election.last_img read more

  • NHL tests puck and player tracking in regularseason games

    first_imgLAS VEGAS — The NHL for the first time has tested real-time puck and player tracking in regular-season games and intends to have it in place across the league next season.Microchips were added to players’ shoulder pads and fitted inside specially designed pucks for two Vegas Golden Knights home games this week, against the New York Rangers and the San Jose Sharks. Antennas around the arena tracked the players and the puck through radio frequencies and relayed the data to a suite where league and Players’ Association executives and representatives from 20 teams and various technology firms, sports betting companies and TV rights holders were watching.Previous versions of puck and player tracking were tested at All-Star games and the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. The latest tests were intended to refine the logistics of using the technology in meaningful games and to show how the real-time statistics can be used on broadcasts, in betting applications and even to create virtual reality and augmented reality simulations.Stephen Whyno, The Associated Presslast_img read more