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Celtics F Gordon Hayward is ‘a liability on both ends of the court,’ Warriors player reportedly says

first_imgAfter the game, one Golden State player said the forward is “not Gordon Hayward right now” and “he’s a liability on both ends of the court,” according to NBA reporter Jeff Goodman.Hayward began the season in Boston’s starting lineup but was moved to the bench in late November. He’s averaging just 10.8 points in 26 minutes per game this season. Related News “I think with each month I feel more comfortable,” Hayward told ESPN earlier this month. “Sometimes, I need to remind myself it’s good to even be out there, and to try to find the joy in just playing, (and) not get frustrated if things aren’t going exactly how I want them to.”The Celtics dropped to 30-19 this season after falling to the Warriors. They’ll host the Nets on Monday. Gordon Hayward is hurting the Celtics, according to one anonymous Warriors player.The 28-year-old has been inconsistent this season after returning from a devastating leg injury and he scored just two points on 0-of-5 shooting in Boston’s 115-111 loss Saturday to Golden State. Warriors coach Steve Kerr praises Celtics: ‘They are one of the best teams in the league’center_img The nine-year veteran is shooting 42 percent from the field and 31.7 percent from 3-point range in 2018-19.Hayward left the Jazz and signed a four-year, $128 million contract with Boston in July 2017. But, he suffered the injury in Boston’s 2017-18 opener and missed the rest of the season. Celtics coach Brad Stevens discusses moving Gordon Hayward out of starting lineuplast_img read more


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Dinosaur Skin Found, Possible Soft Tissue

first_imgA mostly-complete duck-billed Edmontosaurus dinosaur has been found in Montana, reported the Discovery Channel.  A patch of skin from the hip was recovered.  The team from North Carolina State University and Museum of Natural Sciences was very careful.  They wanted to preserve any possible soft tissue, using techniques developed by Mary Schweitzer that last year revealed possible blood cells in a T. rex (11/11/2006).  The traditional bone focus appears to be shifting:“We’ve only been looking at one thing in the past, the dinosaur skeletal system, but we could learn so much more if we could study their circulatory system and other body systems,” Vince Schneider, curator of paleontology at the museum, told Discovery News.Schweitzer’s lab will be examining the specimen in more detail.  The skin fragment was preserved in three dimensions.  The fossil was buried in “fine sandstone stream sediments,” the report claims.    Jim Gilchrist in The Scotsman commented on the rapid growth of dinosaur discoveries, saying we are entering a golden age of dinosaur hunting.  He referred to the soft-tissue phenomenon, quoting Dr. Peter Dodson (U of Pennsylvania) calling it “staggering.”Now that paleontologists are realizing more than bone can be preserved, the search is on for soft tissue.  This is a burgeoning field to watch.  Is it possible evolutionary bias toward millions of years hindered paleontologists from even considering the possibility of soft tissue?    A team member speculated that the area was “probably a large river delta that opened into an inland sea,” and that the creature “probably drowned crossing at high flow.”  No marks of predators were found.  Moreover, “Evidence also suggests a lush forest with hardwood vegetation and leafy plants once stood there,” the article states.  Hadrosaurs and ceratopsians are large animals that were apparently well fed and content at this location when they perished.  Exercise: if you are not convinced these behemoths were afraid of high water in a stream, think of another scenario for what might have happened.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ring Around the Dwarf Planet Says ‘I’m Young’

first_imgYou can’t declare something old just because your worldview requires it to be old.New Scientist declared in bold print, “Distant dwarf planet near Pluto has a ring that no one expected.” Reporter Ken Croswell, however, never explains why it was unexpected to find a prominent ring around the dwarf planet Haumea, located about 2 billion miles beyond the orbit of Pluto. When surprised by something that shouldn’t last for billions of years around a body smaller than Pluto, one strategy astronomers employ is to look excited:“This is a landmark discovery,” says Alan Stern at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. “It’s very exciting.”“It was really an amazing surprise,” says Santos-Sanz.“This is fabulous. It’s a really great discovery,” says William McKinnon at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri.The smiles distract from the blushing at having discovered something that “no one expected” – why? because delicate things like rings cannot last for billions of years. Nature News & Views explains why even Saturn’s rings remain an age-old problem:Saturn’s are the most studied of all rings, and yet they remain enigmatic. Data from the Cassini spacecraft revealed that gravitational interactions between the planet’s rings and moons shepherd the ring material, and that one of the rings is produced entirely from matter that spews from the moon Enceladus. However, the formation mechanisms responsible for the other rings remain uncertain — possibilities include co-formation with the planet, break-up of a captured body or satellite and collisions between the planet and other bodies.A key factor in differentiating between these possibilities is the age of Saturn’s rings, but this is difficult to determine. The timescale for creating such massive rings, and the lack of dust, suggest an age of billions of years. However, the rings’ brightness, which is expected to lessen over time, points to a relatively young age of 150 million years. It is even possible that some parts of the rings are old but others are young.Composite explanations are generally unsatisfying in science. Why are you fat? Well, it might be your genes, or your diet, or your lack of self-control. Or it might just be normal for your ethnicity. Well, which is it? Are Saturn’s rings young, old, or ‘yold‘? If Saturn’s rings remain “enigmatic” after centuries of study, how much more surprising is it to find a little world with far less gravity holding on to a ring of particles! Sound the bugles: it must have been an impact! Maybe a finely-tuned impact hit Haumea just right to send rocks out and yet keep them within the dwarf planet’s sphere of gravitational influence. Read between the lines when Nature says,With the authors’ discovery of a ring around a small body in the outer Solar System, which is in a completely different environment from the rings around the giant planets, the fundamental questions of how planetary rings form and evolve have become even more intriguing.Egg-shaped Haumea with ring. Credit: IAA-CSIC/UHUThe article proceeds to disclose that two Centaurs one tenth the diameter of Haumea also have rings (Centaurs are asteroids orbiting between Jupiter and Neptune). The astronomers’ paper in the same issue of Nature talks about those cases, the Centaurs named Chariklo and Chiron, which unexpectedly were found to have rings. Another strategy for dealing with the unexpected is to postulate that the unexpected is the New Normal:These discoveries directed our attention to Centaurs and phenomenology related to them to explain our unexpected findings. The discovery of a ring around Haumea—a much more distant body, in a completely different dynamical class, much larger than Chariklo and Chiron, with satellites and with a very elongated triaxial shape—has numerous implications, such as rings being possibly common also in the trans-Neptunian region from which Centaurs are delivered, and opens the door to new avenues of research.Does one normally give new research to folks who goofed in their expectations? Other facts militating against old ages include Haumea’s rapid rotation and the presence of an outer moon that should disrupt delicate ring particles over long ages. The authors of the paper do not attempt to age-date the ring or explain its formation. The summary article, however, repeats the ‘New Normal’ talking point:Centaurs are thought [by whom?] to have originally been located farther out in the Solar System, and then gradually moved inward to their current orbits. Because these orbits are intertwined with those of the giant planets, they are gravitationally unstable and last for only millions of years. Numerical simulations have counter-intuitively demonstrated that rings around a Centaur are likely to survive the transition from the outer Solar System, including close encounters with the giant planets. The authors’ discovery prompts speculation that ring systems in the outer Solar System are not uncommon, and that we can anticipate more discoveries in this region.That’s a third strategy to avoid shame: look forward to more surprises. That makes being wrong part of the job.What happened to accountability? Once planetary scientists accepted the A.S.S. (age of the solar system, assumed to be 4.5 billion years) as their consensus (the Law of the Misdeeds and Perversions, which cannot be altered), they expected everything to look old. Take note that 150 million years represents three percent of the A.S.S. That leaves 97% of the A.S.S. unexplained and contrary to observations. If this were the only case of a young-looking object, it might be excusable as a rare anomaly. For years, though, we have reported young-looking phenomena at just about every planet and class of object in the solar system: a magnetic field at little Mercury, sudden resurfacing at Venus, Io’s volcanoes, the decay of Earth’s magnetic field, small moons about to crash into Mars, Saturn’s rings, the Phoebe Ring, the geysers of Enceladus, Titan’s atmosphere and lack of ethane oceans, Miranda’s surface, Triton’s activity, Pluto’s geology, and much more (search on Solar System or Dating Methods in our topical categories for lots of evidence). Their origin models are forever wrong about accretion, disk instabilities, migrations and finely-tuned impacts. It’s hard to think of any job whose ‘experts’ have been more consistently wrong about the ages of things than the moyboys of planetary science (well, maybe cosmologists, too). The only thing they are good at is distracting attention from their mistakes with tactics like hydrobioscopy and the other three strategies mentioned above (acting excited, turning the unexpected into the New Normal, and making surprises part of the job). They are outstanding at math and jargon, and know their physics. Individually they can be pleasant, but they act like members of a tight-knit club of experts who all agree that the solar system is old. They attend conferences where nobody dares stray too far out of line. All must wear D-Merit Badges to be tolerated. Non-moyboys are forbidden, even when the evidence is on their side.* The reason: King Charlie needs those billions of years. Moyboy planetary scientists play a crucial role as enablers of his cult.*Don’t believe this? Imagine one of them saying, “You know, guys, it appears that Saturn is young, and maybe all the planets are a lot younger than we thought.” (Visited 530 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

BurstNET Links Blogetery to Al-Qaeda

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market BurstNET, the host for the blog platform Blogetery, released a statement today. Blogetery’s 70,000 blogs were shut down with little notice last week, as we reported yesterday. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… “BurstNET received a notice of a critical nature from law enforcement officials, and was asked to provide information regarding ownership of the server hosting Blogetry.com. It was revealed that a link to terrorist material, including bomb-making instructions and an al-Qaeda ‘hit list,’ had been posted to the site.”This was interpreted as a terms-of-service violation against Blogetery as a whole, said the company. “BurstNET determined that the posted material, in addition to potentially inciting dangerous activities, specifically violated the BurstNET Acceptable Use Policy. This policy strictly prohibits the posting of ‘terrorist propaganda, racist material, or bomb/weapon instructions.’ Due to this violation and the fact that the site had a history of previous abuse, BurstNET elected to immediately disable the system.”Presumably the “previous abuse” was of copyright violations, which the owner said was dealt with in a timely fashion. The fairness of shutting down the 69,999 blogs that were innocent for the one that may prove guilty, is up for debate. We have questions in to the company and will post any response if we receive one. Thanks to Jeremy for the tip. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Government#web curt hopkinslast_img read more

Stair Design Basics

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Stair design requires attention to all of the usual rules of residential design. Stairs should be graceful, useful, and comfortable. In addition, stairs must also be safe. Clearly, safety is more important for stair design than for most design issues (for example, ceiling height or window orientation).Once you understand the basic principles of stair design, you’ll probably notice that lots of stairs lack a graspable handrail, or have inconsistent riser heights, or are dimly lit. Examples of flawed stairs are unfortunately common. Why should green builders care? Is stair design a green issue? Perhaps. There are at least two ways that stair safety principles are in mild conflict with green construction principles:I don’t want to belabor these two points, because the conflicts are obviously minor. Safety clearly trumps building size targets or energy use targets. Code requirements There are lots of good online documents on code requirements for stairs; for example: Stair safety basics I won’t try to recreate these guides here. Instead, I’ll focus on the most common stair safety issues.Designers and builders need to get these important details right: The 7-11 controversy Jake Pauls, a safety consultant from Silver Springs, Maryland, has carved out a niche as one of the nation’s most vociferous advocates for stair safety. He has been waging a tireless campaign is favor of the 7-11 stair for more than 30 years. Pauls argues that 7-11 stairs result in lower injury rates than steeper stairs.Pauls (and other 7-11 advocates) won an early victory in 1991, when BOCA, one of the model code organizations that pre-dated the establishment of the International Code Council, voted for a code change establishing a maximum stair riser height of 7 inches and a minimum stair tread width… center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

Move Up a Level

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now If you don’t know what you should be doing right now, move up a level.Level 0 – Tasks: Your tasks may be important, and they may need to be executed without failure. Tasks, however, represent the very lowest level of importance as a category when it comes to doing meaningful work that is aligned with your purpose. Tasks by themselves don’t tell you much about what you should be doing now. If you have a tough time deciding what to do next, move up a level.Level 1 – Projects and Initiatives: Projects and initiatives move you up a level from tasks. Moving up to this higher level gives you greater perspective. By determining what projects and initiatives should be prioritized, you can make a better, more informed decision about what you should be doing. With so many projects and initiatives vying for your time and attention, it can be hard to decide what takes precedence. Still need help deciding what to spend your time doing? Step up to a higher level.Level 2: Roles and Responsibilities: By looking at your roles and responsibilities, you can better determine which projects and initiatives you need to move forward. When you look at the different parts you play in life, the view from above makes it easier to decide what projects best allow you to fulfill those roles and responsibilities. You’re a parent. You’re an employee. You’re a business owner. You are a spouse. You get the idea. What do these roles command of you?Level 3: Longer Term Goals and Outcomes: The view from your long term goals and outcomes, things that will take years to bring to fruition, is a very different view than looking at your tasks. The contrast between these two views makes it easy to determine what to do next. You only have to ask if it furthers your goals. Where are you going? How are you going to get there? How do you take account for your progress against whats important?Level 4: Purpose and Meaning: If you absolutely must know what you need to do and you are confused, go to the highest perch you can find: your purpose and your meaning. Why are you here? What are you here to do? How are you going to make a difference? What does your soul tell you that you should be doing when you are sitting quietly by yourself?If you are confused about what to do, move up a level. Keep moving up until you find the answer, and then do what you know with certainty.In any business issue, if you don’t know what to do, move up a level.last_img read more

Be a Publisher — But Don’t Use the Publishing Industry’s Metrics

first_img But page views are not as useful for business blogs. Business blogs are monetized by readers who convert to leads and sales, so these are far better metrics to track.  Visitors So what measurements should you use to analyze the performance of your blog or website? Why inbound links, comments, visitors, leads and customers, of course! In addition to inappropriate use of page views, many business bloggers use metrics that lack specificity. “Hits” is at the top of this list. Unless you’re playing baseball, a “hit” has no specific meaning. It is a vague term that could refer to visitors, pageviews or clicks. If you are limiting your success measurements to hits, you are not at all thinking about your conversion or customer aquisition.  It is wonderful that new marketers have converted to inbound marketing by becoming publishers; however, many still need to transition away from measuring their success in the metrics of the media industry, page views. Media companies rely on page views because they’re easy to count, and because page views are the metric of monetization — advertisers like to buy blocks of them. can convert into leads. Anonymous visits cannot.  It is also a mistake to use “visits” as a primary success metric. Reporting on number of visits can be very misleading. For example, a single person could have visited your website 300 times. You may have 600 visits from only two people. Instead, focus on visitors.center_img Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack What do you think? Are there any other measurements that are irrelevant to business?  Originally published Jul 28, 2009 8:22:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 bawoodvine Topics: Marketing Metrics Flickr Credit:last_img read more

Research: Content Beats Contact for Generating Leads

first_imgThis post is a sneak-peak of data from the upcoming  By contrast, I found that landing pages offering some sort of content tended to have higher conversion rates than those that did not. . Science of Lead Generation webinar I analyzed over 40,000 customer landing pages and first looked at the conversion rate of landing pages that used words indicating some sort of “contact” or sales type process compared to the conversion of pages that did not include those words. In lead generation efforts there are two major types of landing pages: contact pages and content offer pages. Don’t forget to register now for the free Science of Lead Generation webinar.  that will teach you scientifically proven ways to get more leads.  I then looked at the conversion rates of pages that used words that indicated some sort of content offer. I found that across the board, every type of “contact” or sales-driven landing page had lower conversion rates than other pages. Lead Generation Originally published Oct 7, 2010 2:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Click here to register now Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

How to Setup and Promote Your First Marketing Webinar

first_imgYou do not need to be a rocket scientist to host a webinar. All you need is a webinar checklist – and here we are to provide it. To unveil all the steps and tips and tricks we’ve learned along the way hosting hundreds of marketing webinars over the last 4 years. First we’ll start with the basics of how to host your first webinar. For the advanced webinar hosts out there, stay tuned for a future post on more advanced tips.Download Now: Free Webinar Planning KitHow to Host Your First Webinar – Part 1: Before the Webinar Stage 1: Prepare 8 weeks before the webinar Choose a Topic – Think about your customers’ problems and questions. These are the same ideas you may brainstorm for blog posts. Choose a Speaker – Choose a presenter who can be a face of the company, someone with expertise and experience presenting (or make sure they practice). Consider also acting as a moderator to handle Q&A and make the webinar more interesting for listeners. Choose a Date – No one date/time works for every company. Think about your target audience’s time zones and choose a time you think will work for them. For example, for webinars for US attendees choose afternoon eastern time / morning pacific time. Choose a Webinar System – For a typical webinar, you likely won’t find a better value than GotoWebinar . It’s inexpensive and easy-to-use and they even have a 30-day free trial so you can test it out for free for your first webinar.GotoWebinar Functionality Overview Broadcast type: Share desktop Audio options: Phone and internet VOIP Interactivity: Polls, Q&A via chat Recording: Records screen and audio, saves WMV file to computer Reporting: View attendee login details, Q&A and poll response details Number of attendees supported: 1,000 Originally published Mar 24, 2011 12:30:00 PM, updated October 14 2019 Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlackcenter_img Webinars Book Your Team – Make sure to get on the calendar of your selected speakers and moderators. Also, reserve a conference room or other quiet room for your event, including 1 hour before your scheduled start time and 30 minutes after the scheduled end. Your room will need, among other things (to be discussed in my next post), a phone and internet connection. 4 weeks before the webinar Create You Webinar Slide Deck – Start with an outline and formulate an agenda. Be sure to use images – you don’t want people to just sit there reading your slides instead of listening to what you have to say. Then make sure to practice your presentation and gauge the right length for the time allotted. Budget time for Q&A as well! You may also want to have pre-webinar slides at the beginning to show while attendees arrive. ( Learn some really advanced presentation tips here. ) Create Your Registration Landing Page – This will allow you to collect registrants as leads for future follow up and set them up to get reminder and follow up emails if you integrate your landing page with a system like GotoWebinar. Be sure to follow the usual landing page best practices . Set Up Your Event with Your Webinar System – The process will be different for whichever system you use; GotoWebinar has a wizard that lets you set up your event. Set up includes scheduling your event, designating presenters who will get a special login to broadcast their audio and screens, and setting up reminder and follow up emails to automatically go to attendees. Practice, Practice, Practice – Practice both your presentation to get comfortable with delivering the content and also the technology to make sure you know how to launch the event. Stage 2: Promote   2 weeks before the webinar Promote via Social Media – Let your social media following know about your webinar. Post an update to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or any other social media site where you are active. Promote to Your Email List – Send a webinar invitation to your house email list or an appropriate segment of your leads and customers. Promote on Your Website/Blog – Add a call to action to your webinar landing page in prominent places on your website, like your homepage. Write a blog article or two relevant to the webinar topic and include a call to action to register for the webinar to learn more. Promote via Free Webinar Listing Sites – There are a number of free sites that let you list webinars, like webinarlistings.com and webinarhero.com . You can also find relevant industry community sites where you can post links to virtual events and webinars. 24 hours before the webinar Remind Your Registrants – Some people will register for your event far in advance and forget that it’s approaching. Be sure to remind them – you can set up a reminder email to send from a system like GotoWebinar – as you near the event, particularly 24 hours before.Now watch the registrants roll in! Up Next: What to Do on the Day of the Webinar last_img read more