Enna’s Golden Goal Lifts Drake Men’s Soccer Over Valpo In MVC Tournament

first_img Preview Live Stats vs. Loyola 11/9/2018 – 3 p.m. PDF Box Score EVANSVILLE, Ind. – A golden goal from Drake University’s Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.) in the 105th minute pushed the Drake men’s soccer team past Valparaiso, 2-1, in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.Enna’s gamewinner in the second overtime came off a feed from Alex Peterson (St. Cloud, Minn.) that Enna collected, turned and fired past the keeper from the top of the 6-yard box. The goal capped a dominating performance from Enna that included eight shots, four of them on frame, from the senior. Drake (7-6-3) scored first and early with a header from Leroy Enzugusi (Marion, Iowa) in the fourth minute of action. Lucas Bartlett (Overland Park, Kan.) delivered a cross into the box that Valpo keeper Nacho Miras was unable to corral and Enzugusi promptly headed the ball into goal for his eighth score of the season.Valpo (5-8-4) tied the match in the 37th minute on a goal from Tyler Curylo that was scored off a deflected save of a shot from Adan Garcia. The shot was one of only seven that Valpo put on target that was not stopped by Drake keeper Jared Brown. Miras made eight stops in goal for Valpo.Drake held a 21-15 advantage in shots behind Enna’s playmaking up front. The Bulldogs advance to face No. 2 seed Loyola Friday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. in Evansville’s Arad McCutchan Stadium. The semifinal match will be broadcast on ESPN+.Drake last played in a MVC Championship semifinal in 2015 when it defeated Bradley. 2015 was the last time the Bulldogs captured an MVC Tournament championship. Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster Photo Gallery Story Links Next Game: ESPN+ Watch Livelast_img read more

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Weird Evolution Tales

first_imgEvolutionary theory leads to some fantastic tales.  Since evolution is often presumed to be a fact that explains everything in biology, and is itself not subject to testing or doubt, everything in biology must be viewed through an evolutionary lens.  This hard-core stance on evolution often leads to assertions and explanations that appear contrived, if not preposterous, to Darwin doubters.  Here are some recent examples of weird evolution stories that made it past the logic inspectors simply because evolution is unquestioned. 1. The incredible shrinking brain:  On the BBC News, readers were told, “Old age…has evolved to help meet the demands of raising smarter babies.”  As if to pre-empt puzzled looks and questions by some readers, the article added, “And it is not such a stretch, Dr [Chet] Sherwood [George Washington U] suggests, to conclude that grandparents’ extended lives are in an evolutionary sense there to relieve mothers from being solely responsible for raising their big-brained, energetically costly infants.”  The Scientist also bought this idea uncritically. 2. The early brain gets the IQ:  Live Science told its readers, “It took at least 3.5 billion years for intelligent life to evolve on Earth, and the only reason we’re able to contemplate the likelihood of life today is that its evolution happened to get started early.” 3. The arctic brain gets the eye size:  Judith Burns at the BBC News told readers, “Dark winters ‘led to bigger human brains and eyeballs’.”  A team publishing in the Royal Society Biology Letters “found a positive relationship between absolute latitude and both eye socket size and cranial capacity.”  But don’t think that means Eskimos make better philosophers: “The Oxford University team said bigger brains did not make people smarter.”  It just means the bigger eyes need more visual neurons; “It’s just they need bigger eyes and brains to be able to see well where they live.”  Wasn’t cranial capacity, though, the sine qua non of human evolution?  “The work indicates that humans are subject to the same evolutionary trends that give relatively large eyes to birds that sing first during the dawn chorus, or species such as owls that forage at night.”   Astonishing as it may seem, these adaptations occurred rapidly in the tens of thousands of years since humans first migrated into the arctic; Robin Dunbar commented, “they seem to have adapted their visual systems surprisingly rapidly to the cloudy skies, dull weather and long winters we experience at these latitudes.” New Scientist and the BBC News gave this theory a wink and an approving smile.  But did the big-eyed people evolve a resistance to snow blindness?  4. From hydrogen to charity:  You only give to charities across the world because evolution figured out it’s less costly to be nice to every person you meet, even if you will never see them, than to risk offending someone you might see again.  This is the gist of a story on PhysOrg about how generosity evolved.  Tooby and Cosmides had to fit this into evolution because, obviously, “one of the outstanding problems in the behavioral sciences was why natural selection had not weeded out this pleasing but apparently self-handicapping behavioral tendency” to be nice to strangers; “If traditional theories in these fields are true, such behaviors should have been weeded out long ago by evolution or by self-interest,” the article noticed. 5. How irreducibly complex blood clotting evolved:  The blood clotting cascade was one of the prime examples of irreducible complexity that Michael Behe used in his intelligent-design treatise, Darwin’s Black Box.  PhysOrg, by contrast, contends that “Evolution provides clue to blood clotting.”  One of the many proteins involved in clotting, called VWF, is essential.  J. Evan Sadler was aware that “The challenge for the cell is how to build this massive protein without clogging the machinery,” so he “looked to evolution” for “evolutionary clues” about its origin.  He found similarities in key amino acids across species, and then found what happens when he mutated them: they cease functioning.  How this answered Behe’s argument or showed evolution instead of design was not clarified. 6. Bifocal fish:  Some fish in mangrove swamps need to see above and below the water surface simultaneously.  They have eyes adapted to this need, with parts of the retina sensing light coming from below water sensitive to yellows, and parts sensing light above water more sensitive to blues.  According to PhysOrg, a study at University of British Columbia attributed this adaptation to new functions emerging out of duplicated genes: it “illuminates how gene duplication can lead to innovation – in this case each half of the eye gets its own duplicate, tailored to its particular needs,” was the conclusion.  How this represents mutation or innovation instead of tuning existing function was not illuminated. 7. Convergent butterflies:  According to PhysOrg, “Butterfly study sheds light on convergent evolution.”  But the study by UC Irvine on how similar red patterns can be found on unrelated butterflies does not so much confirm convergent evolution  (a term invented after the fact to explain common features that defy evolutionary theory), as much as to describe how innate genetic mechanisms (primarily gene expression) allow for common variations within common environments.  The butterflies are still butterflies.  The authors did not attempt to explain metamorphosis by evolution (see 07/26/2011).  Robert Reed, evolutionary biologist at UC Irvine, said “Out of the tens of thousands in a typical genome, it seems that only a handful tend to drive major evolutionary change over and over again.”  Those must be super-powerful genes.  Reed had more to say about that:  “Biologists have been asking themselves, ‘Are there really so few genes that govern evolution?’” Reed said. “This is a beautiful example of how a single gene can control the evolution of complex patterns in nature. Now we want to understand why: What is it about this one gene in particular that makes it so good at driving rapid evolution?”  Another evolutionist quoted by Science Daily was ecstatic: “Now this group has discovered that a single gene underlies one of the most spectacular evolutionary radiations in nature! Perhaps the genetic basis for diversity will turn out to be far more simple than we expected.”  Reducing evolution to single genes, though, puts more creative responsibility on them, and raises new questions: how did a gene with such enormous innovative potential evolve in the first place? 8. Of panda thumbs and mole investments:  Like pandas, moles have extra “thumbs” that grow out of the sesamoid bone.  The BBC News announced, “Mystery of mole’s second thumb solved.”  Live Science merely claimed that the adaptation helps the animal, but then offered a composite explanation (including Lamarckism) for why other mole species don’t have the extra appendage: they “never developed the need to tunnel underground to the same extent, so never fully developed the outer thumb, or environmental changes no longer required them to develop it, so they stopped investing extra energy into growing them, the researchers say.”  Jennifer Carpenter at the BBC News, though, was sure Darwin should take the credit for the five-finger salute, when other numbers of digits are possible: “But evolution seems to have favoured the five-fingered.” 9. On sex in insects:  A butterfly was found with both male and female traits [Earthweek].  Some ant species are sexual, some are asexual.   Is there a law of nature that explains these differences?  The Scientist honored a paper on this as a “tour de force of both field work and lab work” because it can “offer insight into a long standing question in evolutionary biology about what forces cause species to choose sex over asexual reproduction and vice versa,” according to an evolutionary biologist.   The idea is that asexuality should be favored by evolution because it is less costly.  When looking at lineages of ants, though, the evolutionary explanation becomes more convoluted: “Tracking differences in other, slowly mutating genes to retrace the evolutionary history of the ants, the team confirmed that the common ancestor of the group probably reproduced sexually, and that asexuality had evolved multiple times independently.”  How can we check out this idea?  “If you come back in 5 million or 10 million years, there’s a good chance the asexual lineages go extinct, but the sexual lineages are still existing.”  Any volunteers? 10. Evolutionists promote junk DNA to chief evolver:  Bold type tells readers of PhysOrg, “Scientists present evidence for groundbreaking evolution theory,” as if Darwin didn’t break enough ground.  “The popular belief among scientists that certain sequences of DNA are relatively unimportant in the evolutionary process has been turned on its head by two Murdoch University researchers.”  The dramatic proposal by Oliver and Greene is that “jumping genes are actually driving the evolutionary process in some species.”  So sure are they that differences between apes and humans can be explained by this idea, “it’s very hard to see how primates and humans could have evolved in the way they have, without the intervention of jumping genes.”  It appeared necessary to rescue standard evolution theory from the evidence, so Oliver and Greene “further developed their theory into four modes that help shed light on why evolution sometimes occurs in fits and starts, sometimes gradually and sometimes hardly at all. Therefore, their jumping gene theory helps to explain a number of mysteries in biology, including why species suddenly appear in the fossil record, why some groups of organisms are species-rich and others are species-poor.”  But can jumping genes generate a trilobite all at once?  Not only that, they can solve multiple creationist arguments in a single blow: “Lineages with active jumping genes or large uniform populations of them spawn new species readily because they possess a greater ability to evolve, diversify and survive. An example of this is bats,” said Mr Oliver. “But species which are deficient in jumping genes or with inactive jumping genes tend to risk extinction because they lack the capacity to adapt, change and diversify. The so-called ‘living fossils’ like the fish coelacanth and the reptile tuatara are good examples. “It also helps to explain why some species change little over millions of years like these living fossils. And why almost all species do not eliminate this junk DNA from their genomes.” 11. Origin of cancer species: A new view of cancer is evolving in evolutionary minds: that it represents a new parasitic species. PhysOrg advertised the position by Peter Duesberg at UC Berkeley: “Duesberg and UC Berkeley colleagues describe their theory that carcinogenesis – the generation of cancer – is just another form of speciation, the evolution of new species.”  The ghost of Julian Huxley got a cameo appearance on stage. 12. Lego evolution: If individual mutations present a problem for evolutionary theory, maybe more is better.  PhysOrg presented a view of “modular evolution” that allows Darwin to assemble innovations with pluggable parts.  “Evolution seems to use the existing signaling pathways almost like a modular construction system,” the article explained, describing the work of Xiaoyue Wang on roundworms.  He sees cancer as a useful Lego block: “ don’t believe that what we have discovered in our study of nematodes is an unusual exception,” Wang said.  “Similar processes are known to lead to cancer development in humans. But likewise, they can initiate changes that can become subject to natural selection and eventually be propagated in the course of evolution.’” In each of these articles, evolution was taken for granted as the catch-all explanation for anything and everything.  No Darwin skeptics were quoted to challenge the evolutionary stories.  For an encore, consider an entry on Wired News (or should that be Weird?) that “Larger Brains May Have Evolved Due to Sports, Not Smarts.”  Such a claim contradicts 150 years of evolutionary claims about the origin of human intelligence.  The study compared brain sizes across species and correlated it with prowess in physical abilities.  “While their data seemed to hold true for many mammals, it seemed to break down once humans were thrown into the mix,” reporter Brian Mossop admitted, indicating that data to support his headline was futureware: “In other words, comparing humans to other non-primate species may be skipping too many evolutionary steps, so Raichlen said his team are [sic] changing their strategy for the future, to see whether these evolutionary connections are still at work within humans.”  To top it off, they could not provide a mechanism that would explain it: “Our paper makes some suggestions about how this might work on an evolutionary time scale,” [David] Raichlen [U of Arizona] said, “but I think there’s still a ton of work to do to figure out the mechanisms.” Paradigms can be stifling things.  They prevent scientists from thinking outside the box. One can imagine a creationist paradigm ruling biology that might similarly stifle thinking outside its box.  The solution is not boxes, but open doors.  Open the doors and windows and let the fresh air of lively debate enter.  Evolutionists and creationists need each other to avoid intellectual laziness.  Even a true position is sharpened by challenge, so long as the challenge is evidence-based and honest.  The Darwin box is a cylindrical echo chamber, with no openings for non-evolutionary paradigms – not even vent holes.  The inhabitants don’t notice the increasing stench inside, because they have gotten used to it.  Evolutionists seeking understanding in this arena are like the proverbial moron placed into a round room, told there is a penny in the corner.  Ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth, they pride themselves on the energy spent in their endless quest. Until academia opens its doors to serious challenge from outside its Darwin lockbox, journals and reporters will continue to give scientific explanation the runaround with circular arguments, taking victory laps in a stadium with no contest.(Visited 94 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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SA congratulates Egypt’s new president

first_img25 June 2012 South African President Jacob Zuma has joined the international community in welcoming the conclusion of Egypt’s presidential election process and congratulating Mohamed Morsi on his victory. Morsi, a candidate of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood party, got 51.73 percent of all the votes in the run-off round, defeating his rival Ahmed Shafiq, who got 48.27 percent. “We would like to take this opportunity to extend our congratulations to Mr Morsi and the people of Egypt for a successful election,” Zuma said in a statement. He said South Africa looked forward to working with the elected representatives of the Egyptian people. Offering to assist in Egypt’s reconciliation process, as well as the Constitution-building process, Zuma added that South Africa looked forward to Egypt taking its rightful place among the community of nations in Africa and globally. Morsi has vowed to build a modern, democratic and civil state. Late on Sunday, he said he would respect all international agreements and form balanced relations with all international forces in his first televised speech to the nation after he was officially declared winner of the presidential polls. Egypt held its historical presidential elections on 23-24 May after the ousting of former President Hosni Mubarak last year. Morsi and Shafiq, who were the two front-runners in the first round, entered the run-off, which kicked off on 16 June. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday commended the Egyptian people for the peaceful atmosphere in which the elections were held and congratulated Morsi on his election. Ban said he believed Morsi would spare no effort in “ensuring the people of Egypt realise their aspirations for greater democracy, the promotion of human rights, and a more prosperous and stable Egypt for all of its citizens. “The imminent handover of power to the elected president marks the end of one important phase of Egypt’s on-going transition to greater democracy,” said Ban, adding that he expected Morsi to strive to build a cabinet encompassing all national forces and parties. However, there were fears that the new government might be dominated by the Brotherhood. Analysts believe that the coming period will witness a tug-of-war in the writing of a constitution and parliamentary re-elections, which are the biggest challenges for Morsi. The political transition is far from being over in Egypt. The new president can only handle the tough tasks with the cooperation of other parties and the ruling military council. Source: BuaNews-Xinhualast_img read more

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NCAA: St. Benilde wraps up campaign with nipping of Mapua

first_imgThis jewelry designer is also an architect MOST READ Megan Rapinoe enjoys whirlwind, focuses on football pay fight MANILA, Philippines–With only pride at stake, the College of St. Benilde Blazers leaned on graduating players Yankie Haruna and Clement Leutcheu to subdue the Mapua Cardinals, 68-62, on Friday in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical LATEST STORIES MAPUA 62—Lugo 13, Serrano 11, Aguirre 10, Bunag 9, Gonzales 7, Bonifacio 7, Victoria 3, Nocum 2, Gamboa 0, Nieles 0, Salenga 0, Jabel 0, Garcia 0.Quarters: 22-19, 35-29, 52-44, 68-62Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Becoming his own man Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Haruna and the Senagelese Leutcheu exchanged high fives and hugged their teammates after playing their final game in the league with still 24 seconds remaining before the Blazers ended the season with an identical 9-9 record with the Cardinals.The semifinal door shut on the Cardinals as soon as the Stags secured the win over the Altas earlier in the afternoon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceIt was also the final game for CSB’s Edward Dixon and Carlo Young while forwards Denniel Aguirre and Justin Serrano won’t be seeing action anymore for the Cardinals next season.CSB 68—Haruna 13, Leutcheu 8, Young 8, Gutang 8, Naboa 8, Flores 6, Belgica 5, Dixon 4, Mosqueda 3, Nayve 3, Lim 2, Carlos 0. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Mourinho wants award for pitchside behaviour

first_imgManchester United Best-behaved? Mourinho claims he should win award for pitchside manners Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 12:25 2/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jose Mourinho Manchester United Getty Images Manchester United José Mourinho Newcastle United v Manchester United Premier League The Red Devils boss insists that he has changed his ways after a series of touchline bans and feels he should be recognised for his behaviour Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes he deserves an award for being the best-behaved boss.Mourinho, whose team visit Newcastle United on Sunday, has been involved in numerous confrontations with officials during his career.However, the Portuguese tactician feels he has changed his ways – and deserves to be rewarded for doing so. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I’m fully committed to win the award this season of the best-behaved manager on the touchline,” Mourinho said.”I’m serious – I prepare myself, I’m really happy. I’m not free of losing my temper, my control, in one match. I’m not perfect.”There are so many awards – performance of the week, manager of the month and this and that – they should give one to the guy that behaves best on the touchline and it should be the fourth official to vote.”I’m pretty sure that I would win.”Mourinho’s men are second – 16 points behind Manchester City – ahead of their trip to Newcastle.It shapes as another chance for January arrival Alexis Sanchez to shine for United after the Chilean was fouled seven times in a win over Huddersfield Town last time out.But Mourinho was unwilling to criticise officials or call for greater protection of his star attacker.”Maybe his manager should cry a little more in situations like that but Alexis is a tough boy, he can cope with that sort of welcome,” he said.”I think to an extent he is bound to be targeted by defenders because he is a talented player and an obvious danger to opponents. Defenders are not going to let the most skilful players play with freedom, that’s the nature of the game.”But I don’t like using the word protect because it sounds like I am only concerned about the top players. On the pitch every player is the same and it is the referee’s job to protect them equally.”last_img read more

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Big accident averted due to quick response by IndianOil officials

first_imgAmbala: A LPG tanker travelling towards Hoshiarpur in Punjab after filling up LPG from IndianOil’s LPG Bottling plant in Loni, Ghaziabad overturned near Ambala on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Immediately after receiving the news of the accident IndianOil General Manager Ravi Suresh Sharma, the in charge of the Ambala terminal constituted a 5 member quick response team which reached the site promptly. The team then coordinated with the local administration and arranged for the presence of 2 Fire tenders and an ambulance at the site as a measure of abundant precaution. The police from Baldev Nagar Station had meanwhile had cordoned off the area. In coordination with the National Highway Authority, the IndianOil team initiated the process of rescue for which 4 cranes were brought in and the tanker was brought on its wheels. The entire operation was supervised by the IndianOil Officials and no leakage of LPG took place from the tanker at any point of time due to the quick response of Indian Officials.last_img read more

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Funeral to be held today for BC teen whose apparent overdose was

first_imgLANGLEY, B.C. — A celebration of life is set to be held today for a 14-year-old British Columbia boy whose apparent drug overdose death was captured on video and posted to social media.Carson Crimeni’s death on Aug. 7 in Langley, B.C., is under investigation by RCMP and B.C.’s police oversight body, the Independent Investigations Office.The investigations office says RCMP were contacted at about 8 p.m. on the night Crimeni died by someone who had seen a Snapchat photo of him and was concerned about his welfare.Two RCMP members went to an area around a skateboard park, secondary school and athletic park in Langley’s Walnut Grove neighbourhood, but the investigations office says the two left when they found no sign of Crimeni.Crimeni was found later that night in an area near the skateboard park and was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead.RCMP have set up a 24-hour tip line seeking anyone who may have seen Crimeni in the hours before he died, as well as anyone who might have seen him with any other groups of people.An obituary published by Crimeni’s family last week described the teen as a “fun-loving jokester” who had “dreams of becoming a veterinarian or chef.”The funeral is to take place this afternoon in a Langley church.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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CTV TAPS THE BEAVERTON TO DELIVER ITS NEW YEARS EVE MARQUEE SPECIAL

first_img Facebook TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2017 – CTV announced today that it’s recruiting the minds behind THE BEAVERTON to highlight its New Year’s Eve must-watch viewing schedule with the year-end special event, THE BEAVERTON’S YEAR IN REVIEW: 2017, THE YEAR THAT SADLY WAS. Debuting Sunday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, the up-to-the-minute special helmed by co-anchors Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas is charged to deliver a satirical audit of the year’s unbelievable news with the same unapologetic and biting wit of its wildly popular online incarnation, TheBeaverton.com. Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement In the last 12 months, the world has survived Twitter wars, said goodbye to several cultural icons – either due to physical or social death – and witnessed the power of a can of Pepsi. Needless to say, there’s a lot to cover. So before 2018 starts blasting out headlines, THE BEAVERTON’S YEAR IN REVIEW: 2017, THE YEAR THAT SADLY WAS feasts on the year’s opioid-induced highs and apocalypse-adjacent lows, as it revisits the most-talked about topics of the year. Here’s a peek at what’s in store for viewers:Hosts Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas weigh in with the Top 17 explosive (and often surreal) news stories which include plenty of ‘TNT’, a.k.a., Trudeau and Trump.The Beaverton Sports Network checks out the Top 10 sports highlights of the year.Miguel and Emma face off in an epic battle, in 2017’s final Point/Counterpoint segment.The special also airs on The Comedy Network on Monday, Jan. 1 at 10 p.m. ET, and will be available on demand at CTV.ca, CTV GO, TheComedyNetwork.ca, and CraveTV, following its Comedy broadcast.Fueled by the no-holds-barred wit of a writing room led by co-creators and series showrunners Luke Gordon-Field and Jeff Detsky (CALL ME FITZ, SEED), The Comedy Network’s original series THE BEAVERTON hits above, below, and to the right and left of the belt, casting a Canadian lens on global issues with timely and topical viral-ready segments. Delivering the critical blows are comedians and co-anchors Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas, along with correspondents Aisha Alfa, Dave Barclay, Laura Cilevitz, Donavon Stinson, and Marilla Wex.Seasons 1 and 2 of THE BEAVERTON are currently streaming on CraveTV. Viewers can also engage with the series and access exclusive digital content 24/7 across The Beaverton and Comedy’s social media accounts, and TheBeaverton.com. New episodes of THE BEAVERTON return to The Comedy Network Wednesday Jan. 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.THE BEAVERTON is the brainchild of co-creators Luke Gordon Field and Jeff Detsky (CALL ME FITZ, SEED) of TheBeaverton.com, as well as website senior editors Jacob Duarte Spiel and Alexander Saxton. Directors are Shelagh O’Brien (JUST FOR LAUGHS GALAS), Andrew Bush (PICNICFACE), Craig David Wallace (TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL), and Henry Sarwer-Foner (THE RICK MERCER REPORT). Pier 21 Film’s Laszlo Barna and Melissa Williamson serve as Executive Producers. Nicole Butler serves as Producer.THE BEAVERTON is produced by Pier 21 Films in association with The Comedy Network, with the participation of Canadian Media Fund, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Original Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Production executive for Bell Media is Bill Lundy. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:CTV on TwitterThe Comedy Network on TwitterThe Beaverton on TwitterEmma Hunter on TwitterMiguel Rivas on TwitterFacebook:facebook.com/ctvThe Comedy Network on FacebookThe Beaverton on FacebookInstagram:CTV_TelevisionAbout Pier 21 FilmsPier 21 Films is a television and film production company that builds on founder Laszlo Barna’s history of creating award-winning scripted and non-scripted television series, mini-series, movies of the week, and feature films. Pier 21’s reputation for the development, production, financing, and packaging of innovative top quality programming within North America and for the international marketplace is growing rapidly. Following the success of Pier 21’s G-SPOT, DA VINCI’S INQUEST, WRATH OF GRAPES: THE DON CHERRY STORY II (2012), and TREASURES DECODED, Pier 21 is continuing their tradition of delivering innovative programming. www.pier21films.comAbout Bell Media Original ProgrammingBell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include the hit drama CARDINAL, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and MASTERCHEF CANADA, new original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL, and the upcoming international TV format THE LAUNCH. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s KILLJOYS and WYNONNA EARP; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON as well as the upcoming CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.About CTVCTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 16 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.About The Comedy NetworkCanada’s first specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, Comedy broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy – as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, Comedy reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into home-grown productions. Comedy is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and is available in nearly six million households across the country. “In the crowded landscape of late-night satire, THE BEAVERTON has broken through boundaries, and carved out its own space” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “Capping off the year with a stand-alone special on CTV made perfect sense, as we continue to champion this show and expand its reach.”“THE BEAVERTON’S YEAR IN REVIEW will help us figure out 2017, a year that was strange to live, but funny in hindsight,” said Executive Producer and President of Pier 21 Films, Laszlo Barna. Twitterlast_img read more

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Cardinal Energy cleaning up after 320000 litres of oil and produced water

first_imgSWAN HILLS, Alta. — A large spill of crude oil and produced water at Cardinal Energy’s facility near Swan Hills is being cleaned up.The Alberta Energy Regulator has few details about Saturday’s spill on its compliance reporting website.It says 320,000 litres of the substances leaked after a problem with pump equipment. The regulator says no wildlife has been affected.Cardinal Energy could not immediately be reached for comment.The facility where the spill happened is near Swan Hills, Alta., which is about 220 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Moroccan National Football Team to Face Tunisia

By Safaa KasraouiRabat – Following its victory against Burkina Faso on Friday, the Moroccan and Tunisian national football teams are going head to head on Tuesday, March 28 in Marrakech.The Moroccan team beat Burkina Faso 2-0 in their game on Friday, March 24. Morocco’s coach, Hervé Renard, is set to reintegrate AFC Ajax player Hakim Ziyech into the the team’s roster after his absence in 2017.The newly elected CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad, will hold a press conference with Fouzi Lekjaa, the elected member of CAF executive committee, in Marrakech on the same day of the game.The CAF president is also expected to appear at the attendees platform during Morocco’s match.The Moroccan national team won nine places in the FIFA rankings in January 2017, and it is now ranked 48th in the world and 10th in Africa. read more

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