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Calling Something a Whale Doesn’t Make It a Whale

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first_imgAnother popular article was more accurate and did not call it a whale or a Protocetidae but an “unknown species of animal.”[3] Claiming this animal was a whale is worse than claiming a dog is a cat. It is rather more like claiming a dog looks like a crocodile. The illustrations used to publicize the creature show a large doglike body and a crocodile-like head that contains the brain, head and mandible. Plus, it has a crocodile-like tail. So what is the more absurd comparison? Although shown swimming in the water, it had four legs and could navigate on land as well as any other land mammal. The problem is, “Whales look so unlike other mammals that it’s hard to imagine the type of creature that they evolved from.”[4]Example of media hype over this fossil.Dogs Evolved into Whales?The reports on the Peregocetus pacificus discovery claim the “ancestors of modern whales and dolphins evolved from a small, four-limbed hoofed animal living in south Asia that looked very much like a dog.” They actually think the ancestor could well have been related to an ancient dog. In the words of LePage, “Whales started evolving in South Asia around 50 million years ago from a dog-like creature related to deer and hippos.”[5]Genetically, the molecular evidence shows whales’ closest living relatives are the artiodactyls. These are hoofed mammals that include cows, sheep, pigs, deer, giraffes, camels, and hippos. The dog-to-whale evolution theory claims that the hoofs of the dog-like ancestor evolved into flippers. Likewise, hundreds of other body parts had to evolve into other structures to get a whale out of a dog. So many changes would have been required to go from some type of dog to a whale that it would seem better to start over. Anyone who has attempted to renovate and modernize a house built in the 1800s will understand this.Darwinists teach that as whales “became more aquatic, these early whales began spreading along coasts.”[6] Eventually they made it to Peru where the discovery of Peregocetus pacificus was made (7 April 2019). This very unlikely scenario from-dog-to-whale evolution was selected because no other known animal has even a close possibility of being a whale ancestor. Various just-so-stories made up about whale evolution have been proposed, but all were soon rejected. Famously, Darwin thought the ancestor was a bear! He wrote, “I can see no difficulty in a race of bears being rendered, by natural selection, more and more aquatic in their structure and habits, with larger and larger mouths, till a creature was produced as monstrous as a whale.”[7] Well, he should have seen lots of difficulties. When scientists contemporary to Darwin mocked this claim—and many did—Darwin removed it from subsequent editions of his book, but privately defended it.[8] He admitted his bear-to-whale hypothesishas been well laughed at, and disingenuously distorted by some into my saying that a bear could be converted into a whale …. As it offended persons, I struck it out in the second edition; but I still maintain that there is no especial difficulty in a bear’s mouth being enlarged to any degree useful to its changing habits—no more difficulty than man has found in increasing the crop of the pigeon, by continued selection, until it is literally as big as the whole rest of the body.”[9]Credit: Brett MillerDarwin’s speculation that whales evolved from bears is, ironically, not far from the modern just-so-story of whale evolution! If the earliest whale ancestor was claimed to be the ancestor of wolves, this story is still proposed by Darwinists.Speaking of wolves, all the Darwinists can say about wolves is that they evolved “from carnivores (meat-eaters) … canids (which include wolves, dogs, and the felids [cats and their relatives]) around 20 million years ago.”[10] One could tell a just-so-story that cats and dogs have some common ancestor which was some type of carnivore. The major question is, which carnivore was it? And what animal did that carnivore evolve from? Some other animal, but which one? And which common ancestor evolved into a whale? Guesses exist, but no evidence. Yet some look to this as the best case. The “flood of new fossils has filled in the gaps in our knowledge to turn the origin of whales into one of the best-documented examples of large-scale evolutionary change in the fossil record.”[11] This statement says less about whale evolution than it says about the pathetic fossil record for most other animals.What is Peregocetus? My guess is the creature found has nothing to do with whale evolution, but is yet another example of an extinct animal similar to those already found. The Peregocetus family fossil record shows no evidence of having evolved from something else, nor evidence that it has evolved into something else. It is part of an extinct animal kind – nothing more.Whales were first classified as mammals only in 1693 by the famous creation-affirming naturalist John Ray, a Bible-believing Christian. Although the Pakicetus family had a few minor aquatic characteristics, most of its traits were very different from whales as is also true of the Peregocetus pacificus. Converting a land tetrapod to a fish-like mammal would demand thousands of major structural changes. As with any animal, all of its body systems are interrelated and function as a coherent unit. Evolutionary transformation into another kind of animal would require altering the complete set of complex interrelationships in entire biological systems. Both size and structural changes would be necessary for a large dog-sized tetrapod animal to evolve into a whale. Consider that a humpback whale is larger and heavier than a city bus! A few examples of the transformations required will now be summarized.LocomotionLeg changes required for a dog to evolve into a whale include the front legs becoming shorter and shorter until they are replaced by flippers. When its front legs are halfway between ordinary legs with feet and flippers, this mutated creature would be at a tremendous disadvantage, both while on land and in the water. In this stage of its claimed evolution, it could neither swim nor walk very well, or if it was able to manage some movement on land, it would at best be terribly awkward. When in the water, it could not swim with front flippers that were partly feet, and with a tail that was only a partial fluke. Why this change would occur is unexplainable, especially due to the fact its intermediate stages would severely compromise its ability to hunt and live.ScaleThe body size changes required to evolve from the small terrestrial mammal proposed by evolutionists as the precursor of whales to a marine whale are enormous—from a less than 50-pound dog-sized terrestrial animal to up to a 150-ton sea animal, and from a few feet long to up to a 100-foot-long animal. The tongue of a blue whale alone weighs as much as an elephant. These changes require not only size modifications, but major design changes in every body organ, structure, and system.Illustration courtesy Illustra Media.EnvironmentThe body must also be streamlined to flow in the water like a shark, animals they closely resemble in shape but not in size. Many whales can travel at enormous speeds in spite of their enormous body size. The speed record is held by the killer whale, which can travel as fast as 34 mph (55 kilometers per hour), faster than any other sea mammal. To achieve this speed, they possess huge muscle blocks that carry some whales as far as from Alaska to Mexico to mate and back to Alaska. This trip involves more than 12,000 miles (20,000 km).[13]ReproductionReproduction is another major problem. Do females at this stage of evolution from land to water have their offspring on the land or in the water? If she had her calves in the water, how does she keep them from drowning? And how does she nurse them until she evolved all the complex systems required to nurse under water? The idea that a hairy, four-legged mammal gradually changed into a whale during millions of years is irrational. Illustra Media’s film Living Waters also discusses the insuperable difficulties of evolving the male’s reproductive organs from outside to inside the body.Skeleton, Diet and RespirationOne study of Pakicetus’s anklebones determined it did have many similarities to artiodactyls, not whales.[14] Moreover, the teeth of the Pakicetus wolf-sized land animal “closely resemble those of land-dwelling mesonychids—so closely that paleontologists . . . had always regarded such teeth as belonging to mesonychids until they found the jaws those teeth came from.”[15] Then they had to revise their theory. In contrast to the whale diet of fish, the teeth of Pakicetus were probably used to feed on carrion, mollusks, or tough vegetable matter. Pakicetidae nostrils were also located in a very different place than where a modern whale blowhole is located, Rather they were in the same place as a dog’s nostrils.[16]ConclusionAs is obvious from this brief review, the problem of dog to whale evolution is beyond enormous. It is scientifically untenable, as I document in my new book on whale evolution which I hope will go to press this year.[1] Lambert, Olivier, et al., 2019. “An Amphibious Whale from the Middle Eocene of Peru Reveals Early South Pacific Dispersal of Quadrupedal Cetaceans.” Current Biology 29:1–8 April 22, Elsevier Ltd. p. 1.[2] Black, Riley. 2010. “How Did Whales Evolve?” Smithsonian Magazine, December 1st. [3] Dvorsky, George. 2019. Unknown Species of Ancient Four-Legged Whale Uncovered in Peru. Gizmodo.[4] Yong, Ed. 2010. “Whales evolved from small aquatic hoofed ancestors.” Discover Magazine.[5] Le Page, Michael. 2019. “Amazing four-legged fossil shows how walking whales learned to swim.” New Scientist.[6] LePage 2019.[7] Darwin, Charles. 1859. The Origin of Species. John Murray, London, p. 184.[8] Darwin, Francis and N. C. Seward (Editors). 1903. More Letters of Charles Darwin. London: John Murray.[9] Darwin, Francis and N. C. Seward (editors), 1903, Letter 1860.[10] Resnick, 1999, p. 6,[11] Black, 2010.[12] Dvorsky, 2009.[13] Papastavrou, Vassili. 2004. Eyewitness Whale. New York: DK Publishing.[14] Thewissen, J.G.M. Hans, E.M. Williams, L.J. Roe and S.T. Hussain. 2001. “Skeletons of Terrestrial Cetaceans and the Relationship of Whales to Artiodactyls.” Nature, 413:277-281.[15]Parsons, Keith.  2004.  The Great Dinosaur Controversy: A Guide to the Debates. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA., p. 160.[16] Gingerich, P.D. 2003.  “Land-To-Sea Transition in Early Whales: Evolution of Eocene Archaeoceti (Cetacea) in Relation to Skeletal Proportions and Locomotion of Living Semiaquatic Mammals.”  Paleobiology, 29(3):429-454, Summer. Solid lines indicate actual bones found. Dotted lines are inferred. Locomotory behaviors are also inferred. This absurdly hyped fossil is a WINO— Whale in Name Only. Dr Jerry Bergman gives it a reality check. On Calling a Creature Very Unlike a Whale a Whale by Jerry Bergman, PhDGiven the title of a paper in a peer reviewed scientific journal, “An Amphibious Whale from the Middle Eocene of Peru Reveals Early South Pacific Dispersal of Quadrupedal Cetaceans,” one would assume the researchers discovered a whale. Actually, it was a very non-whale creature the authors assumed was on its way to evolving into a whale! The article classifies it as a Protocetid (“first whale”),[1] and, judging solely by the drawings of the animal in the flesh, it looks very much like another extinct non-whale animal called a Pakicetidae. Also judging by the drawings of the skeleton, the skeleton looks very much like a dinosaur. Not surprisingly, whale bones were once often mistaken for dinosaur fossils.[2]Peregocetus pacificus (“the traveling whale that reached the Pacific”) was the name given to the “whale” fossil. It is a “remarkably well-preserved” four foot long, fairly complete animal, the discoverers say. The fossil includes its jaw, front and hind legs, bits of its spine, and most of its tail.[12] The fossil was found in 2011 at a site called Playa Media Luna and is the first ostensible “whale” found in Peru. Due to possessing characteristics similar to modern otters and beavers, this mammal was apparently well-adapted to both land and water.center_img Dr. Jerry Bergman has taught biology, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, anthropology, geology, and microbiology at several colleges and universities including for over 40 years at Bowling Green State University, Medical College of Ohio where he was a research associate in experimental pathology, and The University of Toledo. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Ohio, Wayne State University in Detroit, the University of Toledo, and Bowling Green State University. He has over 1,300 publications in 12 languages and 40 books and monographs. His books and textbooks that include chapters that he authored, are in over 1,500 college libraries in 27 countries. So far over 80,000 copies of the 40 books and monographs that he has authored or co-authored are in print. 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Soil testing first step in pasture improvement

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Producers thinking about pasture improvement should start by testing the soil, said Jim Camberato, Purdue Extension soil fertility specialist.“Establishing proper pH and adequate nutrient levels in the root zone is important for the health and productivity of the plants growing there,” he said.The first step in soil testing is collecting samples. Camberato recommends that farmers use a soil probe to take 15-20 core specimens from a sampling area encompassing no more than 15-20 acres. Each sampling area should be determined on the basis of common characteristics – including soil type, location and management history.Don’t skimp on samples“Soil analysis and lime and fertilizer recommendations are only as good as the samples,” Camberato said. “Do not skimp on the number of cores or increase the size of the sample area represented.”Soil core samples should measure 1 inch in diameter and 4 inches deep in established pastures and 8 inches deep for soils that are to be planted. Producers should crush and mix the soil cores well in a clean plastic container and send a 1-pint sample to a commercial laboratory for nutrient testing.Camberato said it is important for farmers to get a basic analysis of pH, organic matter, cation exchange capacity, plant available phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Micronutrient analysis is not usually necessary for pasture sampling. Camberato recommends that producers go to the Purdue Extension website to find a list of certified soil testing labs.Certified soil testing labs will usually report recommendations from the analysis for an additional fee. Farmers who are unable to interpret the analysis themselves can consult Purdue Extension’s Forage Field Guide or ask an expert for help, Camberato said.Phosphorus or potassiumBased on the soil test results, Camberato said producers may need to apply phosphorus or potassium in-season or shortly before seeding. If a pasture’s pH level is unfavorable, lime should be applied to the pasture as soon as possible.Camberato said now may be the best time for fertilizing worn-down pastures.“Fertilizer prices are relatively low this season, so it may be a good time to take care of pastures that have low P and K levels,” he said.He had special advice for producers who plan to establish new pastures. “It is beneficial to establish adequate pH levels with lime and adequate phosphorus and potassium levels with fertilizer before seeding so that as much of the root zone can be affected as possible,” he said.last_img read more

The key to smarter farms? IoT farm application ecosystems

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first_imgRelated Posts Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… ReadWrite Sponsors Farming is getting smarter every day. From large commercial operations to local organic growers, technology is at the forefront of reducing cost, improving yield and guaranteeing optimal delivery to market. The key ingredient in smart agriculture is data.Modern farmers have more tools for gathering intelligence than ever before. Soil chemistry data informs fertilization decisions. Moisture sensors and precision irrigation controllers optimize irrigation, while reducing water consumption. Drones precisely apply pesticides. Autonomous harvesters traverse fields under the watchful eye of location and capacity sensors. The list goes on. Almost every agricultural process can be instrumented using sensors generating data that can optimize processes and inform decision making. The Internet of Things is at the center of this revolution. IoT hardware has rapidly evolved to offer low-cost sensors for almost every conceivable need. These sensors are being built into IoT devices with battery life that can be measured in years and access to affordable low-power mobile networking. IoT device management platforms have also evolved rapidly, and have the ability to securely onboard and manage devices on a large scale. IoT cloud services provides suites of application enablement services that can easily be consumed by developers, allowing them to focus on building their application’s business logic. These developments are driving the creation of powerful new IoT applications in almost every vertical, including agriculture.But what makes today’s farm truly smart? Let me ask that another way. When will smart farm technology reach the point where the domain intelligence it provides exceeds that of experienced professional farmers? The answer may not be as straightforward as you think. Data is not enoughIt‘s true that gathering precise data helps farmers make better decisions. Obtaining soil moisture readings at several depths definitely provides more precise information than if the farmer simply sticks a finger down in the soil. Satellite weather reports provide better forecasting than the farmer’s old barometric weather station. Precise soil chemistry data can help a farmer fertilize the soil, at the lowest cost per acre, and avoid the risk of some soil-borne diseases. A precisely controlled low-flying drone may apply pesticide more efficiently than a traditional crop duster. But this data simply informs the farmer. It is the farmer’s experience that integrates this intelligence to make the best decisions to optimize operations. An assortment of technology “tools” is not enough. Dean Hamilton, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Service Creation Business Unit, AcceleriteSmart farming calls for data integration . . .The applications themselves that the farmer uses must be designed and built with the ability to communicate and work together to optimize outcomes. An experienced farmer intuitively integrates all of the knowledge available. Irrigation decisions will not simply be based on the weather and the type of crop, but by the nature of the soil and its chemical composition. It’s not enough to know how to efficiently apply pesticides over an area. A farmer will also consider the irrigation cycle to maximize the effectiveness of the pesticide. The problem with many of today’s smart farm IoT technologies is that these applications exist in silos. Even if fully-automated, they do not work efficiently together. The algorithms for scheduling irrigation don’t take into account when fertilizer was last applied. A truly smart farm is one that can be highly automated so even a novice farmer can optimize their operation. But to do so, valuable data from the many silos throughout the farming operation must easily and automatically integrate.. . . And IoT service creation and enrichment platformsA new class of IoT platform-building technology now provides such capabilities — IoT service creation and enrichment platforms (SCEP). SCEPs, such as Accelerite’s Concert IoT, provide a suite of complementary services that developers can use to create cloud-based IoT applications while building and monetizing application partner ecosystems. IoT platforms for vertical markets such as smart farms enable developers to create ecosystems of highly integrated and targeted apps. However, a full-featured SCEP must provide these three critical capabilities for IoT application developers:Tools for visually modeling and orchestrating IoT applications, allowing non-programmers to participate in developing and refining IoT solutions. With a smart farm platform, the farmer should be able to modify the application without extensive programming effort. This reduces the development cost and time required to create and evolve the applications.An IoT “platform builder” offered as a service, with capability to easily create new platforms from the applications themselves. Applications use the platform builder to expose APIs, allowing their services to be leveraged by partner applications. API and partner management capabilities, integrated into the SCEP, allow application developers to create and offer new, vertically-oriented IoT platforms-as-a-service. A monetization engine that simplifies forming commercial relationships with partners who want applications as services and data via APIs.SCEPs build on existing IoT enablement cloud platforms, such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services IoT, and are designed to complement the suite of IoT services offered by these platforms. With SCEP technology, IoT vendors across agriculture, manufacturing, retail, supply chain and logistics, and government can not only rapidly create ecosystems of innovative IoT applications, but can integrate – even monetize — those applications by offering them as platforms to additional application partners. And when a farm runs on such a service creation and enrichment platform, instead of silos, the underlying data throughout the entire agriculture operation grows smarter each day. The farmer can fine-tune operations, based on precision intelligence and knowledge from an ecosystem of partners. It’s when the vision of a truly smart farm becomes reality. Interested in learning more about building an IoT service-oriented application ecosystem, optimized for targeted industry markets such as agriculture? Contact us for an introductory demo on the Concert IoT service creation and enrichment platform today.This article was produced in partnership with Accelerite. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#Accelrite#Internet of Things#IoT#Smart Cities#smart city#smart farms 4 Big Reasons Retailers are Racing to Embrace IoT Is Voice Search the Next Big Travel Technology …last_img read more

You Cannot Be a Trusted Advisor Without Trust. Or Advice.

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first_imgYou only need two things to be a trusted advisor: trust and advice. But you do need both of these attributes; one alone will not a trusted advisor make.Without AdviceTrust without advice doesn’t make you a trusted advisor. It just makes you trusted. This is better than not being trusted, but it limits you in your ability to help your dream clients produce better results. Without the advice portion of this equation, you can’t really help your dream client in such a way that they would consider you their advisor.Without the advice, you can’t explain the dissonance that your dream clients feel. You can’t help them develop a compelling case for change for a problem worth solving. Without the advice, you can’t get to the root cause of their issues, nor can you help them explore potential options for producing better results, and weigh the trade-offs.You cannot be an advisor without being able to advise. Advising requires business acumen, situational knowledge, and wisdom. The harder earned the wisdom, the better.You might be an order-taker. You might be a supplier or even a preferred supplier. But you can’t be a trusted advisor without advice.Without TrustYou also can’t be a trusted advisor without trust. In a lot of cases, advice without trust makes you appear self-oriented, as if you are proposing some new idea for your own benefit, not your prospective client’s advantage.Change doesn’t come easy. The recommendation to change without trust creates resistance. Even with the best advice, it can be hard to create a case for change and compel others to action when they don’t know your true motives. Your dream client may also be unduly skeptical, not because they don’t trust the advice, but because they don’t trust you.People will resist sharing the real root causes of their problems and challenges if they can’t trust you. They won’t share the internal politics that prevent change.You might be a smart person with interesting ideas. You might also be someone people will listen to. But you won’t be the person that people decide to do business with if they don’t believe they can trust you.Trust + Advice = Trusted AdvisorThere will always be people who suggest that relationships aren’t what’s important, that technology is going to revolutionize sales and eliminate jobs, that artificial intelligence and automation are going to be the future of sales—and business.All things being equal, relationships win. All things being unequal, relationships still win. Your job is to make all things unequal. To do that, you need trust, and you need advice. You need the relational value that comes from trust, and the economic value that comes from advice.Trust me.last_img read more

Finals slot in sight

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first_imgThe physicality of the match hit Phoenix hard, as the Fuel Masters lost two players—Alex Mallari and Jaypee Mendoza—to ejections.Calvin Abueva finished with 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Fuel Masters, but he was the only player in double figures for his squad, which gave up 100 points for the first time this conference.A lot of that had to do with the Beermen finding their range, with five players finishing in double figures—and that doesn’t even include June Mar Fajardo, the reigning five-time MVP who played limited minutes and finished with just nine points.The Beermen also kept Marcio Lassiter’s minutes at the minimum after the gunner missed Game 3 due to a sore back.San Miguel’s defense also bared its teeth, with the Beermen holding the Fuel Masters to just 35 percent shooting from the field. With Matt Ganuelas-Rosser in the lead, the Beermen also held Phoenix gunner Matthew Wright to just six points on 3-of-14 shooting. And the Beermen, on the heels of a 114-91 semifinal rout of the Phoenix Fuel Masters in Game 4 late Tuesday night, are now on the verge of a Finals berth in the PBA Philippine Cup.“Finally, we had a good start. And that’s what we really needed to dictate the game,” coach Leo Austria said after a late burst in the first quarter gave the Beermen the early lead at Cuneta Astrodome.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBut the Beermen really put the game away in the third, when offseason acquisition Terrence Romeo waxed hot and helped his team cruise—leading by as many as 30—on the way to a 3-1 series lead.Romeo, who finished with 20 to lead the Beermen, drilled five of his six looks from deep in the third to deflate Phoenix in a game which turned physical several times. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Already flashing a defense that was both unflinching and unforgiving, San Miguel Beer got a huge boost in the third quarter when its offense began humming.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Battle for survival Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Romeo dropped 17 of his total in the third period alone.“I think that was the turning point. He was, at the right time, at the right place,” Austria said of his ward. “He was the main man tonight.”The Beermen can finish off the Fuel Masters on Thursday in Game 5, an opportunity that Austria targeted going into Tuesday’s match.“Game 4 was very important. We didn’t want to go into a 50-50 situation. I think we’ve learned a lot from our quarterfinals experience,” Austria said.“Whatever they threw at us, we were ready,” Austria said. “Everyone wanted to win so badly.”ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Gennady Golovkin splits with long-time trainer Sanchez over money dispute

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first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “I would like to announce that I have made a major decision for myself and for my career,” Golovkin said.“I want to build on what I have already achieved and continue to better myself. Therefore, I will not be training with Abel Sanchez.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsShortly after Golovkin’s announcement, Sanchez issued his own statement, blaming “greed” for the boxer’s decision.“He insisted on an insulting new trainer compensation schedule,” Sanchez said. FILE – Trainer Abel Sanchez (L) and WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin attend a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on September 12, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPFormer world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and long-time trainer Abel Sanchez parted company on Wednesday in an acrimonious split apparently triggered by a dispute over money.Golovkin, who recently signed a lucrative six-fight deal with streaming company DAZN, confirmed the break-up of one of boxing’s most famous partnerships in a short statement.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “My dignity and honor does not allow me to be screwed like that. It’s unfortunate being greedy, being ungrateful, and (having) no ethics, honor or integrity will end this relationship.”The decision means Golovkin will have a new trainer in his corner when he returns to the ring in June.Golovkin owned the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation world titles until last September, when he lost a 12-round majority decision to Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas.The 37-year-old Kazakhstan fighter, 38-1-1 with 34 knockouts, is scheduled to return to action on June 8 at Madison Square Garden in New York against unbeaten Canadian Steve Rolls, 19-0 with 10 knockouts.It will be the first time “Triple G” will enter the ring without Sanchez guiding him since they began working together in early 2010.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img They won 20 fights together, only denied victory by Alvarez in a September 2017 draw and last September’s defeat.“This was not an easy decision for me and it is not a reflection on Abel’s professional abilities. He is a great trainer, a loyal trainer, and a Hall of Fame trainer,” Golovkin said.“I will be announcing my new trainer at a later date. But today, I want to thank Abel for the lessons he taught me in boxing.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Steve Kerr rips Warriors after Game 5 loss: ‘We seemed to take it for granted’ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Susan Lucci To CoHost 14th Annual UCP of NYC Women Who Care

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first_imgEdward R. Matthews, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP of NYC), and Loreen Arbus, Founder & Chair of Women Who Care, announced today that Susan Lucci, star of the hit series “Devious Maids,” Emmy award-winning actress from “All My Children,” host of Investigation Discovery’s “Deadly Affairs,” and New York Times best-selling author, will return for the third consecutive year as host of The 14th Annual Women Who Care Awards Luncheon.For the first time, Thomas Roberts, award-winning and Emmy award-nominated anchor of “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts,” fill-in host on NBC’s “TODAY,” former host of MSNBC’s “Way Too Early,” contributor on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” and recipient of the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award, will co-host the awards luncheon with Ms. Lucci. Roberts will be the first ever male co-host of Women Who Care.The luncheon, to be held Thursday, May 7th, at Cipriani 42nd Street, benefits United Cerebral Palsy of New York City and celebrates the accomplishments of extraordinary women as professionals, philanthropists, and caregivers, who have broken glass ceilings and inspired others through their professional and charitable endeavors.Ms. Lucci is a former Women Who Care award honoree and a longtime celebrity supporter of UCP of NYC.“I am very touched by United Cerebral Palsy of New York City’s impact as a lifeline for thousands of children, families, and adults with disabilities,” says Susan Lucci. “I am particularly impressed by the comprehensive nature of their ongoing programs and services which encompass so many different aspects of health, education, assisted technology, and the arts.”In addition to narrating a video for UCP of NYC and Susan G. Komen to help raise breast health awareness for women with disabilities, Ms. Lucci’s charitable work is wide-ranging. Her commitment to helping children has taken her to Africa in support of Feed the Children. She has served as the March Of Dimes National Ambassador in 2000, and as a celebrity spokesperson for AMDeC (Academic Medicine Development Company) and The New York Cancer Project. She has also been involved with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and is the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the prestigious New York City Gracie Award, and the Muse Award for Women in Film & Television. She was inducted into the American Academy of Achievement Awards and presented with the Italian Board of Guardians Lifetime Achievement Award.Thomas Roberts observes: “I am delighted and honored to be the first male co-host of this great event, which draws attention to the achievements of so many outstanding and extraordinary women, and helps United Cerebral Palsy of New York City do its deeply valuable work.”Prior to his addition to MSNBC’s team, Mr. Roberts served as a correspondent for CBS News. He also contributed to several entertainment shows including “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider,” and before that, was a news anchor for CNN Headline News. He is an award-winning journalist, having received a 2002 Emmy nomination and a Virginia Associated Press award for his work on the documentary, “Parvo Puppies.” He received an Edward R. Murrow award in 2001 for a documentary that he produced titled, “When Parents Don’t Pay.” He has been honored for his work as an advocate in the LGBT community, and was the recipient of the prestigious Visibility Award from the Human Rights Campaign. He has also been honored by the Stonewall Community Foundation, Marriage Equality USA, and The National Crime Victim Bar Association.Loreen Arbus is Founder/Chair of Women Who Care. Susan Spencer, Editor-in-Chief of Women’s Day, will be Honorary Chair of the event, and Donna Hanover, journalist/radio personality and former First Lady of New York City, returns as Honorary Co-Chair. Tamsen Fadal, Emmy award-winning Anchor of PIX 11 News, will be a new Women Who Care Co-Chair. She joins returning Co-Chairs Robin Givens, actress/director/author; Ali Stroker of “Glee Project” and “Glee” fame; and Emmy award winner Paula Zahn, host of “On the Case with Paula Zahn.” Hearst Corporation returns as lead sponsor of Women Who Care.Honorees for this year’s luncheon include news journalists Judy Woodruff & Al Hunt, social entrepreneur Joan Hornig and Ernst & Young (EY). A special presentation will include Charlie Rose. In addition to Ms. Lucci, previous Women Who Care honorees include Robin Roberts, Cyndi Lauper, Diane Sawyer, Gayle King, Lauren Bush Lauren, Judith Light, Amy Lee, Ann Curry, Marlo Thomas, China Machado, Roxanne Mankin Cason, Francine LeFrak, Anne Sweeney, Patricia Duff, Terrie Williams, Dr. Pamela Gallin, Maysoon Zayid, Julia Monk, Hannah Jacobs, Linda Kaplan Thaler, and many other extraordinarily accomplished women.Past celebrity presenters for Women Who Care include: Oprah Winfrey, Diane von Furstenberg, Jimmy Smits, America Ferrera, Cynthia Nixon, Ivanka Trump, Danny Glover, Meredith Vieira, Alan Rickman, Nicole Miller, Deborah Norville, Alex Witt, Cynthia McFadden, Dr. Oz, Maurice DuBois, Mike Woods, Regis Philbin, Michelle Bachelet, the former President of Chile, as well as Frank Bennack , Jr., Executive Vice Chairman and former CEO of the Hearst Corporation, and many other VIPs.last_img read more