Warriors fans: Here are the first new Chase Center area restaurants

first_imgThe Golden State Warriors and Chase Center teamed up Monday to announce the first round of restaurants and retailers scheduled to open in what’s being called Thrive City, the area surrounding the San Francisco arena.The Warriors will play their 2019-20 basketball season here, with these restaurants (and retailers) opening on a rolling basis throughout the year. Planners also intend to bring farmers markets, ice skating, yoga sessions and more to this 11-acre mixed-use center.Here’s what food …last_img

T. rex in the News

first_imgChildren’s favorite monster was a ballerina with functional arms, according to new announcements.T. Rex Turned Like a Ballerina from a Slow-Motion Nightmare (Live Science). How reporter Laura Geggel knows this is not clear, since she never saw one at the ballet, unless she liked watching Barney on TV as a college student and wrote this under the influence of a substance:Most people don’t think of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex as having the grace of a pirouetting ballerina or the poise of a spinning figure skater, but new research indicates that the dinosaur king was quite good at turning to pounce on prey.In fact, T. rex and its tyrannosaur relatives were master twirlers — sporting between two and three times the agility of other theropod dinosaurs, a group of bipedal, mostly meat-eating beasts, new research finds.Actually, Geggel did not dream this in a state of euphoria, but relied on the word of Eric Snively, an associate professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He calls his dancing T. rex “a slow-motion 10-tonne [9 tons] figure skater from hell.” Dancing metaphors aside, a study of the bone structure of the beast shows it was finely balanced, with muscles probably attached in a way to facilitate turns. “Tyrannosaurs could even turn as quickly as theropods half their body size, indicating they were gold medalists not only for their banana-size, serrated teeth and powerful bite force, but also for their agility,” the article states.Tyrannosaur at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center. Photo by David Coppedge.Hail the Lizard King. T. Rex’s Puny Arms Were Useful After All (Live Science). Earlier, Geggel reported another myth-busting aspect of the Tyrannosaurus rex: its arms were actually functional, not useless vestiges of evolutionary ancestors. A little interpolation was required to come to this conclusion:By studying the arm movements of two distant relatives of T. rex — the domestic turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) and the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) — researchers have learned that T. rex and other theropods (a group of mostly meat-eating, bipedal dinosaurs) could likely turn the palms of their hands toward their chests.The comparison supports the notion that the monsters were clappers, not slappers. Beyond that, they could probably turn their arms upward, in order to bring their prey closer for a bite. (No, they did not bite their arms off in the process.) The article did not speculate on whether T. rex meat tastes like chicken (or turkey). Undoubtedly one drumstick would feed the whole party.T. rex may have used its long feet for stealthy surprise attacks (New Scientist). Remember the scene in the original Jurassic Park movie when the T. rex approached in the dark, its thunderous footsteps making seismic waves in the water? A scientist in Uruguay thinks the monsters were sneakier than that.Blanco and his colleagues simulated the pattern of seismic waves generated when the dinosaur feet hit the ground. They found the waves produced by theropod feet were weakest in the walking direction: in other words, theropods had a foot shape that would have allowed them to sneak up on their prey while ‘seismically’ masking their presence.Why didn’t anybody think of this until now? “So far, there is no evidence of a modern animal using this camouflage,” said Ernesto Blanco of Republic University. “But it is a new concept. So perhaps it’s because nobody was looking for it before.”Each of these articles says very little about evolution, mentioning it only briefly at all. For instance, in the third article, we read:Blanco suggests that the elongated feet could have evolved precisely because they should have given theropods a hunting advantage, although he says the idea will need to be tested in more detail.For the most part, though, these articles show design features: balance, function, and camouflage. Throwing in the Stuff Happens Law adds very little to understanding of how these large animals originated and operated. Keep chance out of it. The articles illustrate that a focus on observation and design is more interesting than repeating ad nauseum, “it evolved.” (Visited 442 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Eskom ‘learnt from load-shedding’

first_imgIncreasing capacity The load-shedding that wreaked havoc on South Africa’s economy at the beginning of last year was a learning experience for Eskom, says CEO Jacob Maroga. Large electricity consumers, such as businesses, agreed to decrease their consumption by 10%, leading to some industries, especially the mining sector, being put under strain. 26 January 2006 Eskom is currently building the Kusile Power Station in Mpumalanga, which is said to be the second most advanced coal-fired power plant project after the Medupi power station, also currently being built in Lephalale, Limpopo. According to Eskom, the station will consist of six units each rated at approximately 800 MW installed capacity, giving a total of 4 800 MW. Briefing the media on the state of electricity supply in the country last week, Maroga said the electricity crisis had presented Eskom with an opportunity to reflect on key issues which needed to be dealt with urgently. “As we move forward, we need to make sure that we are not where we were before,” he said. “We are going to make sure that power supply is not compromised and that there is additional power to grow the economy.”center_img The forced rolling blackouts were caused by a higher than expected demand in electricity and low reserve margins. The rapid economic growth led to a higher demand for electricity than there was supply. Preventative measures Maroga said his organisation had put in place measures to prevent past mistakes, including putting in place a maintenance schedule, improving infrastructure and beefing up capacity and skills. In a bid to handle the electricity crisis, the government launched the National Electricity Management Plan and called on citizens, businesses and other organisations to come together and work towards finding solutions to the current power crisis. “The challenges we faced in the past have made us to be wiser to deal with other challenges,” he said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Tech Blogs 100% Confident That They Totally Don’t Know What Facebook Will Announce Tuesday

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos dan lyons Related Posts Tags:#Facebook center_img Facebook is gathering the world’s press to its Menlo Park, California, headquarters on January 15 for a very special, very huge announcement. Like, mega huge. Like, the-world-will-never-be-the-same huge. And because it is not yet tomorrow, at this point, today, nobody actually seems to know exactly what Facebook will announce, and this is what the tech blogs want you to know, which is that they have no idea what Facebook will announce tomorrow, and they want you to know that.In fact they are so determined to inform you about how completely they don’t know that they are reporting on this, over and over again, because they want you to know this so badly. Toward that end, they now are listing all the things that they don’t know whether Facebook is going to announce.Like there may be a new Facebook Phone, says TechCrunch. Or there will maybe or maybe not be better search, and/or an easier way to find things on Timeline, and/or better way to manage your list of friends, and/or Facebook for Cars, and/or real video chat like Google+ has, and/or new ad technology, and/or a kitchen sink, says TechCrunch. Or maybe it’s Messenger for iPad, reports … um … TechCrunch. Or maybe or maybe not something to do with music, news and TV, reports Business Insider, although at the same time maybe or maybe not a Facebook Phone, as Business Insider reports on TechCrunch’s original maybe-or-maybe-not report. The event “may pack a surprise,” but then again it may not, as MarketWatch reports with certainty. My prediction? Probably yes. But maybe not. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

JIS Hailed By Private Media

first_imgStory Highlights The Jamaica Information Service was staffed with quality journalists who are properly trained The RJR Group has taken the decision to broadcast these programmes on its cable station JIS hailed for the level of professionalism portrayed in providing world-class information Media practitioners within the private sector have hailed the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) for the level of professionalism portrayed in providing world-class information to its target audience.President of the Press Association of Jamaica and Managing Editor at the Gleaner Company Limited, Ms. Jenni Campbell,  described the JIS as a “very present help in times of trouble.”“This is especially in terms of being able to cover some assignments, particularly the government (ones), that we just do not have the resources to cover,” Miss Campbell said.She was speaking  at a luncheon hosted by the JIS for members of a delegation from Botswana, who are here to benchmark with the JIS. The luncheon was held at the Alhambra Inn, in Kingston, on  September 20.Miss Campbell also noted that the Jamaica Information Service was staffed with quality journalists who are properly trained and are functioning as “journalists and not as propagandists or agents of the government.”“(They) are journalists who go through the processes of verification in the same way we would in the newsroom. So, when we get a story from the JIS, we can almost run without starting from scratch or rewriting it,” the Managing Editor said.For his part, Managing Director, RJR Group, Mr. Gary Allen, noted that while cable stations are not required to air government produced programmes, the RJR Group has taken the decision to broadcast these programmes on its cable station, due to the diverse content that the JIS programming provides.“In terms of what we do on free to air and on our radio services, we also find that there is a good loyal following to the programming that is provided by the JIS and that speaks to the quality of the work that is done,” Mr. Allen said.In the meantime, JIS Advisory Board Chairman, Miss Fae Ellington, said she is very pleased to hear her “colleagues speak about the professionalism that comes from the JIS.”“It has been that way for many years. There are many persons who are now in mainstream media who started their careers, or at least have them fostered at the Jamaica Information Service,” Miss Ellington said.The members of the Botswana delegation include: Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of State President, Botswana, Mogomotsi Kaboeamodimo; Director, Information Services Department, Russ Molosiwa; Managing Editor, Botswana Daily News, Charmaine Revaka; Chief Information Officer, Daphne Motsakae; and Manager, Radio, Keitirile Mathapi.Others present at the luncheon were:  Chief Executive Officer of the JIS, Mrs. Donna-Marie Rowe; Chairman, Broadcasting Commission, Professor Hopeton Dunn and Human Resource Director at the JIS, Mrs. Bernita Locke.last_img read more