Guardiola backs flying City to keep improving

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Friday warned the rest of the Premier League that his runaway leaders still have room to get even better.City set a new English top-flight record on Wednesday with a 16th successive win as they beat Swansea City 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium.They host fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, and will extend their lead to 14 points with a win, as second-placed Manchester United do not play until Sunday, when they visit West Bromwich Albion.Guardiola’s side have won countless plaudits both for their results and style of play this season, yet the Spaniard is still not completely satisfied.“The important thing is to focus on the pitch and play better,” he said.“I have the feeling we can do better. Much, much better.”Guardiola has dismissed the idea that City can match Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal team of 2003-04 by going the entire Premier League season unbeaten.He said: “That’s not going to happen. We are going to lose games. That record belongs to Arsene Wenger.“What is happening is an exception. It’s not normal what we’ve done. We’ll try to maintain it but we are going to lose games.“In football, it’s not possible to win every single game. I feel the players are convinced about the way we play. If you feel the players believe in you, then it’s good for the team.“At the end we are going to draw and lose, that’s normal. That’s what has happened in football since the 19th century.”– Kompany nearing return – Club captain Vincent Kompany is set to be absent once again on Saturday as he recovers from his latest muscle injury.Kompany had to come off at half-time as City won 2-1 at Manchester United last Sunday, and missed the midweek victory at Swansea.But Guardiola is hopeful that the centre-back will be available for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup quarter-final at Leicester City.“He’s much better. He has a little problem,” he said.“I don’t know if he’ll be right for tomorrow but in the next games I hope he’ll be ready.”City’s manager also indicated that fellow centre-back John Stones could play some part in their Christmas and New Year games as he steps up his recovery from a hamstring injury suffered during the 2-0 league win at Leicester in November.He said: “This weekend it will be four weeks. The doctor said it would be four to six weeks so hopefully he can soon be ready.”Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala will continue to play at the heart of defence while Kompany and Stones recover, while Guardiola considers signing another player as cover for them in January.Guardiola, who tried and failed to sign Jonny Evans from West Brom in August, feels 20-year-old youth-team graduate Tosin Adarabioyo is too inexperienced to play there regularly if he suffers any more defensive injury setbacks.“We don’t have many options. Tosin is still young and has to improve, and Vincent is always in the situation where he is injured,” he added.“He fights a lot to be fit but can’t do it consistently, so we have just three (centre-backs). Maybe we need a guy in that position.“It’s complicated. We want to take a guy for the next few years and have to be sure he’s the right guy to help us. If that doesn’t happen, then we won’t go into the market.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Rose Ladies Series: Class act Charley an inspiration for England ace Mimi

first_img It’s fair to say that Mimi Rhodes made a spectacular first impression on LPGA and Solheim Cup star Charley Hull at the opening event of the Rose Ladies Series.A booming drive from the 18-year England women’s squad player saw her make the green at the 308-yard, first hole at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club.Rhodes’ eagle putt from 25 feet then struck the flag and agonisingly hopped back out the hole to set up a tap-in birdie.No wonder Hull had a broad grin on her face at the early exploits of her young playing partner!Yet if Rhodes made a positive early impact on Hull (she also birdied the second hole to take the early tournament lead- see pic below) , it was nothing compared to the lasting impression the woman ranked 25 in the world made on the young England international.Hull went on to win the event after making birdie at the first play-off hole. She pipped tournament organiser Liz Young after the duo finished the regulation 18 holes tied on a level par score of 70.Hull, 24, is pictured above receiving the trophy and cheque from Kate Rose, wife of England Golf ambassador Justin and sponsor of the event.And Rhodes was watching her every step of the way, eager to pick up tidbits of advice and insight as she makes her own way in the game.Rhodes performed superbly to shoot a five over par 75 and finish in a tie for seventh place. As one of only three amateurs in the field of 47 players, her finish was highly creditable.As she reflected on her own performance, Rhodes admitted that watching Hull at close proximity for 18 holes was the major positive she will take from the day.“I desperately wanted to play well in front of Charley. My sister was on the bag and telling me to calm down!” joked Rhodes, a member at Burnham and Berrow Golf Club.“At the first hole I was really nervous, but I guess there was a bit of adrenaline too.“In practice my drive at the first was close to the green.“Then in the event I had 310 yards to the front and I boomed one and it finished pin high.“It was a bit awkward with players still on the green.“My putt was from 25 feet, it hit the pin and was knocked out. Charley was laughing and the birdie settled me down.“I had watched Charley play at the Solheim Cup last year, but never met her.“She was obviously concentrating on her own game, but when we were walking between shots she was really friendly and the conversation felt really normal and that helped me settle.“I was watching her play really intently. I was also listening to how her and her caddie made decisions during the round.“My sister could have learned a lot!“I always wondered how my game would compare to these players and playing with Charley helped me realise a few things.“It has given me confidence that I have enough distance in my game to keep up – but the big area of difference is the short game.“It really opened my eyes to where I need to get to in the future.“I tightened up around the green and had five putts of around 10 feet for birdie that I didn’t take.”I can take a lot from the experience.“It was really good that Justin sponsored the event to give women professionals and amateurs the chance to compete in such a great event.“For him to take such an interest in the women’s game is a real positive for our sport.“I had time to meet his wife Kate and thank her for their support which we all truly appreciate.”Rhodes (pictured above right with Hull as they finalised their scores) has decisions to make about what direction her season will now take with options to play a couple more events in England or head to America for the US Amateur.Whatever route she takes, it does appear that her career is following an upward trajectory as she looks forward to the rest of the summer and then a move to America for college.“I’m going to Wake Forest in North Carolina at the end of August and really looking forward to combining studies with golf,” added Rhodes.“It’s an exciting time and hopefully I can make progress toward my goal of eventually becoming a professional.” Tags: Charley Hull, Mimi Rhodes, Rose Ladies Series 19 Jun 2020 Rose Ladies Series: Class act Charley an inspiration for England ace Mimi center_img ICYMI: Thank you to the team at Sky Sports Golf for their coverage of the event.Video Playerhttps://www.englandgolf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Rose-Ladies-New.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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Ham Radio Operators Tune In For 2016 Field Day

first_imgStory and photos by Jay CookTHE GARDEN STATE Amateur Radio Association joined thousands of amateur radio operators on the airwaves for the 2016 American Radio Relay League’s Field Day.Otherwise known as hams, these amateur radio operators are licensed through the FCC and follow strict guidelines in how they operate, the quality of their transmissions and the language used over the air. Specific to the GSARA, club members come from all over Monmouth County, from towns such as Red Bank and Ocean.Held at the American Red Cross building in Tinton Falls, also the headquarters for W2GSA – the club’s specific call-sign – the 24-hour event was used to showcase capabilities out in the field and in the elements. Field Day began on Saturday, June 25 at 2 p.m. and lasted until 2 p.m. the next day. Club members took shifts working the radios, either during the day or through the night.“We get about 3,000 stations all across the country, all set up this weekend doing exactly what we’re doing and trying to contact other stations,” said Frank Wroblewski, former president of GSARA.Field Day is the busiest day on a ham’s calendar. Hundreds of contacts are made from around the U.S and Canada, along with other hams tuning in from foreign countries, such as South Africa or Italy.The event is set up like a contest. Clubs receive points throughout the weekend which are tallied up once Field Day has concluded. Points can be accumulated in various ways: by the number of contacts made throughout the weekend, by promoting the event through social media and through usage of ham radios powered by alternative energy sources, to name a few. Wroblewski showcased the latter skill this year. “This is a solar station I have here,” he said. “A solar cell that’s charging this battery, and the battery is running this radio, and I connect to the antenna.”No bigger than a 15-inch MacBook, the cell brings in enough power to push frequencies throughout the continental 48 states. “Since we’re only talking the United States, I guess the furthest probably would be Washington State, west coast,” he said.A basic ham radio setup, found inside the GSARA’s communications center.All in all, Wroblewski’s solar-powered setup fit comfortably on the picnic table behind the warehouse. Adjacent to him, situated on the side yard was another outdoor station collecting contacts.“My dad was a ham radio operator and he got me interested, so it was kind of natural that I would just fall into it,” said Cy Stanway, a licensed ham radio operator of 41 years.Stanway appreciated the fortunate weather for this year’s Field Day, as his tent and equipment were almost fully soaked in last year’s event. A steady downpour ended up displacing nearly three inches of water at his feet, which made for a challenging weekend.“There’s the emergency component and the public service component,” he said. “Field Day is supposed to highlight the emergency component, so you can go out in less than ideal conditions.”While the weather is hit-or-miss outside, the environment inside is cool and controlled. Positioned beside mountains of stacked water bottles and other disaster relief equipment, the GSARA placed in the Red Cross warehouse. Through a door labeled “Disaster Communications: Authorized Personnel Only” sits a collection of ham radios ready for use at a moment’s notice.Five separate stations can be found through those doors. Hooked up to computers, communications can be received either through Morse Code or phone conversations. In a time of crisis, the ham radios could be utilized for sustaining broadcasts with neighboring counties or towns while cell phone and landline networks are reestablished.“We operate as an alternate EOC, emergency operations center,” said Howard Suffill, second-year president of GSARA.Suffill knows a thing or two about working in emergency situations. After upgrading his ham radio license in 2005, he traveled to Jackson County, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. Under his own accord, he drove south in his van to lend a helping hand. “We stayed there for a little over a week and operated,” he said. “Not typically out of my van , I was at an EOC in Jackson County.”The Red Cross in Tinton Falls also saw usage during major storms, notably Hurricane Irene and Super Storm Sandy. Suffill pointed to the importance of ham radios during times of emergency, saying that “usually in the first stages, the first 24-48 hours, it’s more us, a lot of times, until the other technology gets put into place.”ARRL’s sponsored Field Day is annually held during the last week of June. GSARA, which was founded in 1950, meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Tinton Falls Red Cross location. For additional information about GSARA or the hobby of ham radio operating, visit gardenstateara.wordpress.com.last_img read more

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Maxell nips Allen for bragging rights at Ted Allen’s Jewellery Low Net tournament

first_imgLorna Maxwell covered the Granite Pointe at Nelson course in a net 61 to capture the top prize at the Ted Allen’s Jewellery tournament Tuesday at the Rosemont track.Maxwell edged out Becky Allen for the title. Allen finished with a score of net 70, two strokes in front of Cathie McLaren. Joan Jordan finished fourth ahead of Maria Dimopoulos. Both finished with scores of 73 with Jordan winning in retrogression.Edna Mierau was next at 74.last_img

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Milan derby marks new era

first_imgROME (AP):It will likely be Silvio Berlusconi’s final derby as AC Milan owner. And the first for Inter’s new Chinese proprietors.Plus Silvio Pioli’s debut as coach of struggling Inter.Combined with the rise of Milan’s youth-oriented squad after several difficult seasons, tomorrow’s match is being celebrated both as the end of an era and a time of new beginnings.”It seems like a different derby compared to the last several, in terms of interest, tickets, standings and the new developments in club ownership,” Milan vice president Adriano Galliani said.Berlusconi, who purchased Milan 30 years ago, is expected to close a deal next month selling his majority stake in the club to a Chinese investor group that includes the participation of a Chinese state investment fund.While seven-time European champion Milan have not qualified for continental play for three consecutive seasons, the Rossoneri have seen a turnaround this season under first-year coach Vincenzo Montella.Relying on 17-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 18-year-old midfielder Manuel Locatelli and forward M’Baye Niang, a relative veteran at 21, Montella has guided Milan to third place with a new sense of team unity.”After all these difficult years full of problems which I’m not going to list now, this might be the first time that we’re re-establishing a close-knit group,” Milan midfielder Andrea Poli said. “We’re on the right road and we’ve got to continue along this path.”Inter, meanwhile, are languishing in ninth place with just as many losses – five – as wins this season.Pioli, the former Chievo Verona and Lazio coach, was hired last week to replace the fired Frank de Boer.De Boer was hired less than two weeks before the season began following the unexpected resignation of Roberto Mancini, who reportedly wanted more control over the transfer market and clashed with Suning, the Chinese retail giant that took control of 70 percent of Inter in June.Inter have a wide array of top-quality players – such as Mauro Icardi, who tops the Serie A scoring chart alongside Roma’s Edin Dzeko with 10 goals each, plus Croatia midfielder Ivan Perisic, Montenegro forward Stevan Jovetic and Italy internationals Eder and Antonio Candreva – but the Nerazzurri were inconsistent and appeared confused under De Boer.last_img read more

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Armed Robbers Attack Bardnersville Township

first_imgArmed robbers early last Thursday morning attacked Gaye Dukpaye Community in Bardnersville Township, injuring an 18 year-old man and making away with several valuables plus cash. The incident occurred around 2 a.m. in Josiah Estate situated on the fringes of the Bardnersville Housing Estate and adjacent to the Bardnersville Cemetery.The alleged robbers, who were said to be ten in number, fired three rounds from a single barrel gun before breaking into two houses and making away with valuables before police arrived. The wounded were taken to hospital as police launched an investigation, frightened residents said. They broke into the home of Mr. Naisehkar Glauseay, the Quality Assurance Manager at Liberia Revenue Authority (currently on leave in Kenya) before extending their mission to his next door neighbor, Thomas Wesseh Sullie, who has been suffering from hypertension for the last several years. “I’m glad that nothing happened to me,” he said.The robbers looted a large flat screen TV, a lap top, clothes and other valuables from the Glauseay house and took an unspecified amount of cash in Liberian and United States dollars from Wesseh’s home, before injuring his 18-year-old son, Thomas Wesseh Sullie, Jr on his chest with a machete. Sullie, Jr is a senior at the Canterbury Episcopal High School in Bardnersville.“They did not really come to us,” Wesseh explained. “They came to Mr. Glauseay’s house, but because we were shouting rogue, rogue, they got angry and attacked us.”Wesseh said the robbers broke into his house through the back door. “They took away the school’s money my wife brought home because she is the registrar at Watt Daycare School in Bardnersville. Then, they cut my son on the right side of his chest.” T-Wee, as Wesseh is popularly called, is a former Executive Mansion employee who was downsized and later suffered a stroke in the aftermath almost a decade ago. He has not fully recovered. He said one of the attackers recognized him. “The Papay is sick. Let us leave him and go,” he quoted one of the robbers as saying.“I thank God that we did not lose a life. These guys were armed with single barrel guns. We need to reactivate the vigilante group to protect ourselves like we have done in the past,” advised T-Wee.Meanwhile Glauseay in a telephone conversation from Nairobi, Kenya, said “I hope the attack did not target me. Because they came directly to me, according to information and that alone is worrisome. I am equally horrified like the rest of my neighbors.”Police, who are reportedly investigating the incident, took away three empty single barrel shells and a statement from victims and community members. The community chair, Benedict N. Broplen, said they are particularly angry with the LNP which failed to come to their rescue in time, when called upon.Community residents are said to be in extreme fear. Besides petty theft, no incident of armed robbery has occurred in the Gaye Dukpaye Community for the last 25 years, residents said. “The whole community is scared and discussing the situation. This kind of thing has never happened here before,” Wilvena G. Dweh, a student journalist said.“I’m shocked and worried,” said community vice chairperson Col. Elizabeth Harmon of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization.Chairman Broplen said he will call a general meeting to galvanize the community youth to reorganize the community night watch team.“We have to get on our feet to protect our community,” Abbas J. Gbollie, the community youth chair added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Zodiac killings still fascinate

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – For Ken Narlow, watching a re-enactment of the Zodiac killer’s handiwork was nearly as disturbing as the crimes themselves. The former Napa County detective, now 75, served as a consultant in the making of the upcoming motion picture, “Zodiac.” He says the film, coupled with investigators’ recent decision to retest three envelopes for DNA, is rekindling interest in the still-unsolved case. “It’s a case that gets put on the back burner, but you never put it away,” Narlow said in an interview one day after previewing the film he called “mesmerizing.” The Zodiac killer – he gave himself that moniker in his taunting letters to police and newspapers – is blamed for at least five murders in 1968 and 1969. He was never caught, though many, including the author of the book on which the movie is based, believe he was Arthur Leigh Allen, a convicted child molester from Vallejo who died in 1992. The $80 million film opens nationwide Friday and is based on the 1986 true-crime book by Robert Graysmith, the former political cartoonist at the San Francisco Chronicle who investigated the case for years as an amateur sleuth. It was shot in 2005 in the Bay Area and stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Graysmith and Mark Ruffalo as police Inspector David Toschi, who also inspired Clint Eastwood’s “Dirty Harry” character. It’s directed by David Fincher, who made “Fight Club,” “Seven” and “Panic Room.” Graysmith said he was astounded at the lengths to which Fincher went to keep the film historically accurate. “I’ve never seen anything like it in my life,” he said. “Jake is wearing my clothes. … Same pad. Same pen. Same bright red VW Rabbit.” Graysmith and Narlow also are encouraged that police interest in the case has been reinvigorated, although authorities insisted the timing has nothing to do with the movie. Vallejo Police Lt. Richard Nichelman said Friday three envelopes were sent to the state crime lab for DNA retesting. He said he expects results in a few weeks. “You’re obligated to do it if you have new technology,” he said. “Percentage-wise, it doesn’t look good, but you’ve got to have hope.” Three killings took place in the Vallejo area. David Farraday and Betty Lou Jensen, teenagers on their first date, were shot to death in December 1968. Darlene Ferrin, 22, was shot and killed seven months later at the Blue Springs Golf Club, while her companion, Michael Mageau, 19, survived. Graysmith said filmmakers even tracked down Mageau as they grew increasingly obsessed with the case. “They’re still calling, asking questions,” he said, laughing. “There is something about this case from the arcane symbols, the unbreakable ciphers. … And the fact they came so close to catching this guy time and time again.” While Narlow believes the Zodiac is still at-large, Graysmith said he’s confident it was Allen, even though an earlier, partial DNA profile from envelopes holding his letters appeared to clear him. The circumstantial evidence, a shoe, his presence at Lake Berryessa at the time of the crime and other factors, points squarely in his direction, Graysmith said. Toschi, who was unavailable for an interview but attended the preview in San Francisco, also thinks it was Allen, according to Graysmith. Evidence was removed from Allen’s house shortly before he died, Nichelman said, but he refused to elaborate. “In our hearts we know the Zodiac’s reign of terror has ended,” Graysmith said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In September 1969, the Zodiac struck in Napa County, stabbing two 20-year-old college students picnicking at Lake Berryessa. The crime scene was a small peninsula jutting out into the lake. The couple was accosted, hog-tied and repeatedly stabbed by a man dressed all in black and wearing an executioner-type hood. Cecelia Shepard died; Bryan Hartnell survived and is now a lawyer in Southern California. He did not return calls seeking comment from The Associated Press. Narlow met the ambulance at the hospital that day, calling what happened to the young couple “heart-wrenching.” Thirty-eight years later, he was upset all over again when the stabbings were re-created for film. After all, as a detective, he normally arrived on the scene after the crimes were committed. “I can sit through autopsies and gruesome cases,” he said. “But it never affected me like it did when I was with the director when they were filming that scene.” last_img read more

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North Peace Cultural Centre launches ‘Snow Day’ event

first_imgThe North Peace Cultural Centre is introducing the first annual Snow Day — a free art day for kids of all ages.Tomorrow, the Cultural Centre will be offering holiday activities and entertainment from 10 AM to 4 PM.Kids of all ages can drop off their favourite toy for the annual Stuffed-Animal Sleepover at the library tonight and pick it up at 9 AM the next morning.- Advertisement -There will be arts and crafts stations, Pastel Drawing in the loft,  Ornament Painting with the Peace Arts Gallery Society, and Dance Workshops.The Library will be hosting “Family Discovery Storytime: Mini Masters”, and the Christmas Artisan Market will also be open on this day for parents to peruse and enjoy, featuring works by artists in the Peace Region.Children can also get their photo taken with Santa, as well — from 12 PM – 3 PM, as well.Advertisement Holiday movies will also be playing in the Theatre, with free popcorn.last_img read more

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Heartbreak for Groves in world title clash

first_imgGeorge Groves’ world title bid ended in a hugely controversial defeat against Carl Froch in Manchester when he was stopped in the ninth round.The Hammersmith man was on the verge of taking the WBA and IBF super-middleweight champion’s belts after flooring him with a thunderous right towards the end of the first round.Groves dominated the following rounds, hurting Froch with more heavy punches that had the 36-year-old in real trouble.But with Froch appearing to turn the screw as Groves began to tire, referee Howard Foster stepped in and stopped the bout as the challenger wobbled but appeared to be more than capable of continuing.Froch, renowned for his phenomenal punch resistance, was badly shaken – arguably for the first time in his career – after being sent to the canvas towards the end of an opening round in which Groves did exactly what he promised to do.Having vowed to win the battle of the jabs and land with right hands at will in the early stages, Groves was as good as his word.With Froch visibly struggling, Groves consistently had his opponent on the back foot before finally having to give ground in a fifth round in which the favourite began to have some success.Groves had a brilliant sixth, detonating several dynamite right hands on the target as he appeared to be close to victory.But Froch, ever the warrior, got through with two big shots in the eighth and Groves was beginning to enter dangerous territory.Hurt again in the following round and staggering after being caught on the temple, Groves was perhaps beginning to unravel against a man known for his strong finishes.But the Londoner, 25, was defending himself and looked in control of his senses when Foster bizarrely grabbed him in a headlock and waved the fight off.Groves had been losing his grip on the fight but had every reason to protest bitterly at the decision.The defeat is the first of his 20-fight professional career but enhanced his reputation.Having entered the ring to boos after his outspoken comments in the build-up, he left it to cheers as the crowd made their disgust clear.See also:Groves: I’ll bounce back and be championFroch insists ref was right to stop fightGroves to fight in world title eliminatorPromoter predicts Froch-Groves rematchGroves’ trainer reveals he had reservations about fight refereeGutted Groves says he proved he belongs at the top levelFroch claims Groves rejected rematch offerFroch ordered to face Groves in rematchGroves to face Froch in rematch on 31 MayFroch-Groves rematch will be at WembleyGroves vows to avenge ‘stonewall robbery’DeGale eyes world title after joining HearnGroves: My left hook will finish 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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SETI Researcher Writes Children’s Poem

first_imgFor a feature called “SETI Thursday” at Space.com, Dr. Laurence Doyle has written a childish poem about how life brought itself up from nothing to galactic explorers.  It begins, “When the Earth was young, and the Moon nearby, in a cometary sea, prokaryotic thoughts arose, what fun it is to be!”  The idea of evolving being fun is a motif throughout the poem.  One excerpt: Trilobites now filled the sea, and oxygen the air, “What say we all crawl up on land?  And have a picnic there!”“We’ll bring amphibians and trees, and Oh, it will be fun!  And bring some extra ozone to protect us from the Sun.”So off we went, and partied on, from cynodont to ’saur.  Time flies when one is having fun.  Then from a distant shore,We saw a comet hit the ground, the best I’ve ever seen.  It turned the Moon a pretty blue, the Sun a shade of green.“Now that’s a party!” we all sang, and went to mammals be.  The ’saurs became a little flock of ornithology.From there, it wouldn’t be long till primates spread their partying from inner caves to outer space:The trees were great, but it was late, so onto two we strode.  And chipped some stone and built some fires to warm the cave abode….Next—to another sun!  A galaxy to party in.  I said it would be fun!There’s another place on the planet where talking animals party all the time: Disneyland.The Imagineers at Disneyland have actually gotten together with the Darwin Party on numerous occasions.  The Magic Kingdom is loaded with reference to evolution.  Darwinists love to party there, because when you wish upon a star, anything can happen.  Prokaryotic thoughts can even arise.  Just don’t ask, “from where?”(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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