Warriors HQ podcast: Analyzing the state of the Warriors’ center positions

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * * It’s 2019 and the concerns at center for the Golden State Warriors are still looming. Mark Medina and Logan Murdock share their thoughts on DeMarcus Cousins, and if he really is the solution to the team’s troubles. Is Robin Lopez an option for the Dubs? all this and more on this week’s episode of the Warriors HQ podcast.0:20 – Is DeMarcus Cousins the solution …last_img

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Humans: Better Designed and Capable than Darwinism Can Explain

first_imgThe embedded video here shows violinist Jonathan Leviim, accompanied by pianist Oleg Poliansky and accordionist Garnik Militonyan, performing “Czardas” by Vittorio Monti (1868-1922). As Leviim demonstrates incredible virtuosity and speed, think of how rapidly the neurons in his arms, fingers and brain are firing to make this possible. Then think about the instrument he is playing, developed by careful research centuries ago (before modern technology) that craftsmen selected to get the best raw materials and organize them into this finely-tuned device, built for pure aesthetic appreciation rather than survival. Then think about the composer who conceived the music in his mind and transmitted it to paper, so that musicians decades later could play it. The products of sheer dumb luck?Truly we are fearfully and wonderfully made! Use your equipment for good.(Visited 557 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Look at the equipment humans come with. Look at the things they can do. Is this the work of blind chance?Equipped for Rapid RepairResearchers unearth secret tunnels between the skull and the brain (National Institutes of Health). An expert in stroke recovery noticed something interesting. Experimenting with rats, Dr. Matthias Nahrendorf noticed that immune cells called neutrophils appeared too rapidly in the damaged brain tissue to have arrived from the usual sources– marrow in the limbs. Pursuing the discovery, his team looked more carefully at skull tissue and found neutrophils in the marrow of the skull bones. Looking closer, they found tiny “tunnels” in the spongy bone tissue where the neutrophils travel to the injury site.Dr. Nahrendorf’s team detected the channels throughout the skull as well as in the tibia, which led them to search for similar features in the human skull. Detailed imaging of human skull samples obtained from surgery uncovered the presence of the channels. The channels in the human skull were five times larger in diameter compared to those found in mice. In human and mouse skulls, the channels were found in the both in the inner and outer layers of bone.Future research will seek to identify the other types of cells that travel through the newly discovered tunnels and the role these structures play in health and disease.Survival of the WisestWhat is ‘primitive technology’ and why do we love it? (BBC News). People have been fascinated by Robinson Crusoe stories for a long time. A new wave of interest in ‘primitive technology’ revolves around the videos of John Plant, who demonstrates human ingenuity at a very basic level in his popular YouTube videos. George Pierpoint describes the movement:Primitive technology is more than just survival skills. It’s like hitting the reset button and seeing how advanced you could become if left to fend for yourself.Need an axe? Make one from a stone and a branch. Need a pot? Mix your own clay and make a kiln. Need to crush some rocks? Make a water-powered hammer.From Robinson Crusoe almost 300 years ago to Tom Hanks in the film Cast Away, the idea of surviving alone in the wild still captures the imagination of many.Primitive technology videos regularly receive millions of views and have spawned an active online community who discuss the latest videos.Most of us live like pampered house cats who couldn’t survive a day “naked and afraid” in the wild. But John Plant shows that we still come with the body and brains able to do it if we had to. Humans are exceptional at using intelligence and wisdom to solve problems. Some birds build elaborate nests. Some crows can make tools. Some mammals help one another in social groups. No other creature on the planet can match the creative ingenuity of the lone human being to find solutions to problems, and then store and communicate the knowledge gained. Most of us profit from the collected wisdom of thousands of years. There’s something fascinating about seeing someone go out and show that the capacity for raw, primitive technology still exists in some of us willing to exercise our innate capabilities. Those living in ‘primitive’ hunter-gatherer cultures probably have more know-how than many couch potatoes today, who couldn’t survive without a car and grocery store.Rapid Creativitylast_img read more

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Parreira thanks Bafana, South Africa

first_img“As we entered this campaign the whole country was united, the entire continent was united, they had made a contribution to unite our nation.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material After returning to replace Joel Santana as Bafana coach, Parreira achieved excellent results, with South Africa losing only one of 15 games under him: that being the 3-0 setback suffered against Uruguay at the World Cup. After the 2010 tournament, Parreira, at least, sports a victory by a team not named Brazil at the World Cup finals. Some criticised Parreira’s record before the 2010 event, saying he had only ever won World Cup finals matches with Brazil. That’s true, but, as Pareirra pointed out, Kuwait and the UAE were made up largely of amateurs. It was different with Saudi Arabia but, interestingly, the only point the Saudis picked up in 1998 was in a draw against South Africa. Disappointed, but not a failure’Reflecting on South Africa’s World Cup finals campaign, during which the team drew 1-1 with Mexico, lost 3-0 to Uruguay, and beat France 2-1, he said: “We are disappointed that we didn’t qualify, but I do not consider this a failure.” “I will always remember this country with very, very good feelings,” he said of his time in South Africa. Zuma proudPresident Jacob Zuma aslo talked to the press after visiting the Bafana Bafana players in their changing room after Tuesday’s match. “The boys made us proud today,” he said. “They ended in a very positive note as a team, and I’m very happy for that.” ‘Very, very good feelings’ He added: “We are hosting and that is a big win for the country. South Africa has done Africa well, hosting this Cup in the manner in which we are, so we are very happy.center_img He said he felt Bafana Bafana had an identity now, and predicted a bright future for the game in South Africa. Bafana Bafana coach Carlos Alberto Parreira was an emotional man in Bloemfontein on Tuesday night as he bade farewell to the team after its exit from the 2010 Fifa World Cup. “South Africa can be very proud of its team,” he said. 23 June 2010 Looking back on his preparation time of seven months with the squad, he said: “I have to say to them thank you very much. I’m so happy with this occasion.” The Brazilian previously coached Kuwait at the finals in 1982, the United Arab Emirates in 1990, Saudi Arabia in 1998, and Brazil in 1994, when they won the tournament, and 2006. The 67-year-old Brazilian said he would take a break from football, for the rest of the year at least, before deciding on what he would do in the future. If he coached again, it would be in Brazil, he added. The 2010 World Cup finals were Parreira’s record sixth time as a coach in the finals. “I thank God for the privilege of participating in my sixth World Cup and finishing off with a victory. I am extremely, extremely happy,” he said. Parreira felt luck was possibly not on Bafana Bafana’s side, pointing out that the team had struck the post against both Mexico and France. He might also have pointed out a goal scored by Uruguay from an offside position, but he didn’t.last_img read more

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