HSU falls to San Bernardino’s aggressive defense, better shooting

first_imgThe Humboldt State men’s team suffered a tough loss to Cal State San Bernardino (7-9, 5-7) 90-79 at home Saturday night, falling to 6-12 (3-9) on the year. San Bernardino jumped out to a double-digit lead early on in the game forcing Humboldt to play catch-up for much of the night. San Bernardino led by as much as 26 in the first half. Humboldt closed the gap to 18 during the closing minutes of the first half, due in part to a buzzer-beating three-pointer from Humboldt’s Will Taylor just …last_img read more

Bacterial Flagellum Reveals New Structural Complexity

first_imgThe bacterial flagellum, the unofficial mascot of the Intelligent Design movement, got more praise from the evolutionary journal Nature this week: Samatey et al.1 analyzed the hook region in detail and found that it is composed of 120 copies of a specialized protein that “reveals the intricate molecular interactions and a plausible switching mechanism for the hook to be flexible in bending but rigid against twisting for its universal joint function.”    Christopher Surridge, commenting on this paper in the same issue,2 adds that this joint must be able to bend up to 90 degrees in a millisecond or less while rotating at up to 300 times per second.  He says that the researchers describe “how they determined the atomic structure of this super-flexible universal joint, and thereby how it achieves such a feat of engineering.”1Samatey et al., “Structure of the bacterial flagellar hook and implication for the molecular universal joint mechanism,” Nature 431, 1062 – 1068 (28 October 2004); doi:10.1038/nature02997.2Christopher Surridge, “Molecular motors: Smooth coupling in Salmonella,” Nature 431, 1047 (28 October 2004); doi:10.1038/4311047b.The hook region surely appeared to be one of the simplest-looking parts of the complex molecular motor.  Now, even that little item, something that just bends at an angle, is shown to be exquisitely designed, with exacting specifications to allow bending without twisting.  If all the amino acids in this one protein element were not in the right places, the protein would not work.  And if all 120 were not joined together, and were not assembled at the right time and in the right place, the flagellum would be useless.  Inside that hook is an entire highway of molecular trucks that build the propeller (see 06/14/2004 headline).  No wonder Jonathan Wells remarked, “What we find is irreducible complexity all the way down.”(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Family Development Year In Review: 2016

first_imgBy: Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTpixabay[New Year’s Eve by lumpi, November 12, 2015, CCO]It’s been a great year here at MFLN Family Development! We have had the opportunity to provide a wide range of exciting, valuable, and inspiring programming.Webinars:We kicked off our webinar season in April with Dr. Daniel Perkins who assisted us service professionals in “bridging the gap” between research and practice. Dr. Andrew Behnke then joined us in May for a thought-provoking and detailed webinar on working with multi-crisis families. Dr. Kacy Mixon and I had the opportunity to get some great conversation started around technology and parenting in June. In July, Dr. Patricia Gerbarg and Dr. Richard Brown taught us all about the science and research support for techniques used in working with people who have endured extreme stress and trauma! They also provided us with some experiential activities that will assist us in practicing healing techniques. In August, Mrs. Emily Brown, LCSW taught us all how to work with couples who have experienced infidelity by talking about special difficulties for military families, different types of affairs, and how to handle the surfacing of affairs.VLE:During the month of September, we teamed up with the Early Intervention team to provide a 4-part Virtual Learning Event that focused on Strengthening the Family CORE. These 4 sessions were designed to equip military family service providers with the tools to join with families in an effort to continue their path of resilience. We were able to offer EITP credits and NASW and GAMFT CEUs for all sessions in the VLE.Podcast and Other Programming:This year, we were able to launch our podcast Anchored. Each episode focuses on real life struggles and topic areas that many families encounter along with practical solutions used to lessen ripple effects. 5 episodes were recorded this year covering a range of topics. You can check all of them out here.In addition to our podcast, we introduced Project In Sight by using a different type of format. Project In Sight was created out of the recognition of the importance of connecting and learning from one another. The topic discussed in our first AIM session was reintegration after deployment.We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to team up with the MFLN Family Transitions and MFLN Personal Finance teams in November for a collaborative webinar on military retirement. Through this webinar, we were able to provide information, resources, and tools necessary to assist families in making a smooth transition from Military to Civilian life. We then held an interactive session following up on part 1.And, of course, we have continued to provide you with our blogs which offer insightful information and suggestions on working with families around a variety of topic areas.We want to take a minute to thank all of you for helping make this such a wonderful year for us! We hope that you will take all of these wonderful resources and add them to your toolkits so that you will always have them handy while working with military families. Stay tuned for our upcoming learning opportunities and programming in 2017!!This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the social media and programming specialist for the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

The 14 Tools You Need to Nurture Your Dream Clients

first_imgIf you want to pursue your dream clients across time and space, you are going to need a professional pursuit plan that allows you to persist as a value creator and not a nuisance. Stringing together the 14 tools you need to nurture your dream clients will allow you to become known as someone worth a meeting.The Phone: You may not have expected this tool to be first on the list, but it belongs here. If you want to be known, then don’t wait for your dream client to bump into you on a social channel. Instead, make yourself known. Even if you don’t reach a contact, leaving a voicemail announces your arrival. You want to be known, and you want to be known as a value creator.Voice Mail: Salespeople can be a superstitious lot. Some avoid voice mail, believing that it hurts them to put their prospective clients on notice that they are calling. There is no reason not to have your voice heard, especially if you have a message that shows your conviction in your ability to provide them real value in exchange for their time.Email: Email should not be your first choice, but it fits well here in third place. Email allows you to follow up on your phone call and voice mail. You can describe the value you are trading for your dream client’s time, and you can provide your phone number. You can also let them know that you will be trying them very soon. Don’t ask them to call you back. You call them.An Idea or Theory: If you want to gain meetings faster, sharing an idea that is valuable to your dream client—even if they don’t do business with you— it provides your contacts with evidence that you have done your homework and that you might be able to help them with their problems, challenges, or opportunities. Because there is no ask, you are making a deposit in the relationship, something that will pay dividends later.What You Have Learned: If you have learned something from serving other clients, such as how to produce a result in a new way, or a strategy that saves time and money, sharing that is the kind of thing that proves you are helping other companies with their problems. It also shows that you are focused on improving the results you help your clients produce.Your Views: If you have the business acumen, and if you have the situational knowledge, sharing your view on what you believe is right now and what follows makes for an excellent nurture tool. It may be the context behind the “advice” that is necessary to be a trusted advisor. Or it might be the advice itself. In either case, you are providing value without claiming any, and in doing so, nurturing the relationships you need.Your Company’s Blog Posts: Most of the people you want to schedule a meeting with are not reading your company’s blog. But if your company creates relevant, compelling content, you have an excellent tool for nurturing relationships. But you can’t simply send a link. Instead, you have to explain why it’s important and why your dream client will benefit from reading it. The pro tip here is to paste the money line into the email when you send it, preventing them from having to find it. The super pro tip is to print it, highlight it, write a personal note, and mail it.Hand-Written Card: A handwritten card is personal. When you enclose your business card and offer to be of service should your dream client need anything, your card will likely be the only one your contacts ever receive. While your peers bang away on email, you, a real human, sent them a tangible note. You are now differentiated in a way that indicates you are thoughtful.Other Company’s Blog Posts: When you say something is true, it may be true. When an impartial third party says something is true, your dream client believes it. Not only can you share insights from others as a way to nurture your dream clients, but you can also demonstrate that you are someone who is on top of their industry, their client’s industry, and paying attention to what’s important.Diagnostic Tools: You may or may not have something that fits this description, but if you do, you have an excellent nurture tool. If you can allow your clients to analyze their situation and see how they might produce a better result, the fact that they can discover something for themselves can help them decide to meet with you to explore change.Trade Journals: The industry rags always have relevant content, even if not everything is appropriate for the case you are trying to make about why your dream client should change and what they should do. It’s more proof that you aren’t the average salesperson who believes their company and their product is what should be most relevant to their dream client. Because you are focused on business outcomes, you demonstrate what you think is essential.News Articles: If you want people to believe that you might be capable of being their trusted advisor, start by doing some of their thinking for them. Think of yourself as their second brain, working to cover some of the areas of their business they need to monitor for them. The work you do here is the same work you will do for them when they eventually sign your contract and begin working with you. There is no reason to wait to get started.Case Studies: Case studies are not always the best and most relevant content for nurturing. If you are going to use them, you are going to have to provide them a fitting theory and explain why you think it’s worth your prospective client’s time. Most case studies try to share the reason a client changed and their new results after buying, but they seem to try too hard. If you can, highlight what’s relevant and add a note, expecting your contacts aren’t going to read it.White Papers: Also not something that is likely to be read and studied. But when they are graphics-heavy and look like magazines, they can compel people to give them a longer look. The more you can personalize it and tie to something you know about your prospective client, the more work it can do as a nurturing tool.These tools are how you stay alive in your dream client’s mind. It’s also how you create value without claiming any. Using the tools in a thoughtful and well-designed process helps you be known as someone with the ideas and capacity to make a difference. Free Infographic! Download my “8 reasons your sales opportunity stalled” infographic A super-cool, professionally-designed infographic shows the 8 reasons your opportunity stalled. Use this infographic and get back on track. Download Nowlast_img read more

Djokovic says he had ‘medical intervention’ on right elbow

first_imgLATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates victory over France’s Gael Monfils during the men’s final tennis match at the ATP Aegon International tennis tournament in Eastbourne, southern England, on July 1, 2017.Serbia’s Novak Djokovic beat France’s Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKNovak Djokovic says he had a “small medical intervention” on his bothersome right elbow.The 12-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player wrote on Instagram on Friday: “It seems like I am on the good road now to full recovery.”ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Djokovic sat out the last half of 2017 because of problems with his racket-swinging right arm, saying it had been bothering him for more than a year.The 30-year-old Serb made a late decision to enter the Australian Open last month, and then was clearly hampered by the elbow in a straight-set loss to Hyeon Chung of South Korea in the fourth round. Djokovic winced and grimaced throughout and took a medical timeout to have his elbow massaged.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Rookie Mitchell scores 40, Jazz rout Suns AFP official booed out of forum Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

JPV, Kaya score huge wins, keep foes winless

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ San Diego trails Chinese Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV JPV skipper Takashi Odawara accounted for the other goal for the Marikina side, which hiked its tally to six points for fourth spot.Uesato opened the scoring nine minutes before halftime and added another goal just five minutes after the restart. After Odawara struck in the 51st minute, Uesato, playing in his second season with Marikina, completed his hat trick in the 76th minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMintah scored on a penalty and was also involved in the three other goals for the Makati club, which had seven points on two wins, a draw and a loss.Mintah earned the penalty that Adam Reed promptly converted to open the scoring in the 23rd minute, before setting up strike partner Robert Lopez minutes later. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP JPV Marikina and Kaya FC Makati kept Stallion Laguna and Ilocos United winless with emphatic away victories last Wednesday in the Philippines Football League.Japanese striker Takumi Uesato bagged the first hattrick in the history of the league to propel JPV Marikina to a 4-0 triumph at Biñan Football Stadium, while Kaya FC Makati leaned on Ghanaian striker Jordan Mintah’s superb play in a 4-2 drubbing of Ilocos United at Quirino Stadium in Vigan.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast After Filipino-Nigerian striker Chima Uzoka pulled one back for Ilocos, Mintah was back tormenting Ilocos, assisting on Joven Bedic’s goal. Mintah got on the score sheet later on with another penalty, before Uzoka scored from the spot in stoppage time to peg the final score.Ilocos absorbed its second loss in three matches.“It was a time, but you have to expect that the home team will fight until the last whistle,” said Makati coach Noel Marcaida. “But for us, we took advantage of the two goals in the first half.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Nancy Pelosi slams Facebook over doctored video that made her seem drunk

first_imgHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “I can take it … but (Facebook is) lying to the public.” Bastiaan Slabbers/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that Facebook’s refusal to take down a video that was manipulated to make her sound drunk showed that the company’s leaders were “willing enablers” of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.”We have said all along, poor Facebook, they were unwittingly exploited by the Russians. I think wittingly, because right now they are putting up something that they know is false. I think it’s wrong,” Pelosi, a Democrat from California, told KQED News in her first public remarks about the doctored video. “I can take it … but (Facebook is) lying to the public.””I think they have proven — by not taking down something they know is false — that they were willing enablers of the Russian interference in our election,” she added.Pelosi’s remarks show how tensions between Facebook and lawmakers continue to escalate as the social media giant struggles to combat misinformation on its platform while trying to balance safety with free speech. Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.YouTube took down the video, but Facebook and Twitter left it up. Facebook doesn’t have a rule that requires content posted on the site to be true. Its “community standards” state it doesn’t remove fake news on the social network but will show it lower in the News Feed. The company has also taken down fake accounts for “inauthentic behavior,” which means the people behind the accounts tried to mislead users about who they were and what they were doing. One version of the doctored Pelosi video shared on a Facebook Page garnered 2.8 million views and more than 48,400 people shared it. If you try to share the video, Facebook directs you to fact-checkers that published articles about how the video footage was distorted. It doesn’t identify the video as having been manipulated. d7xiyezu8aea5boHere’s how Facebook handles the Pelosi video. Screenshot/Queenie Wong Other lawmakers are calling on Facebook to pull down the video. On Tuesday, Rep. Ro Khanna, also a California democrat, tweeted that he talked to an informed voter who didn’t know the videos of Pelosi were altered, and that Facebook must remove it. Tags Comments Tonight, over dinner, a fairly informed voter said to me that given the events of last week, Nancy Pelosi had to go. After my surprise, he asked had I not seen the videos. I explained they were doctored. He replied cavalierly, “oh I didn’t know.” Facebook must remove the video.— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) May 29, 2019 Last week in an interview with CNN, Facebook’s vice president for product policy and counterterrorism, Monika Bickert, defended the social network’s decision to leave up the video.”We think it’s important for people to make their own informed choice for what to believe,” Bickert said. “Our job is to make sure we are getting them accurate information.”Originally published May 29Update, May 30: Adds a screenshot.  Share your voice 19 Politics Tech Industry Facebooklast_img read more