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first_imgRojay Smith (Wolmer’s)Scored a goal and provided an assist in his team’s win over Port Antonio last week.Joel Sterling (Clarendon College)Hit the back of the net twice for CC last week as they clipped Hydel in extra time.Gregory Messam Jr. (St George’s)A brace from the elegant player helped contenders STGC to a comfortable win.last_img

first_img0Shares0000President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had spoken to Turkish-origin football star Mesut Ozil after his decision to quit the German team in protest at racism © AFP/File / ODD ANDERSENANKARA, Turkey, Jul 24 – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said he had spoken to Turkish-origin football star Mesut Ozil after his decision to quit the German team on the grounds of racism, offering his praise for the Arsenal player’s move.“Last night I spoke to Mesut. His attitude in the statement is completely patriotic,” Erdogan said, quoted by state TRT Haber broadcaster. “It is not possible to accept this kind of racist attitude towards a young man who poured so much sweat for the German national team’s success. This cannot be tolerated.”Ozil’s decision to quit playing for Germany and his strongly-worded four-page statement caused uproar in Germany even as it was applauded by Turkish ministers.He had faced heavy criticism during the World Cup, especially over a controversial photograph with Erdogan in May ahead of presidential and parliamentary polls in Turkey.Ozil, a key member of the squad which won the 2014 World Cup, criticised the German Football Association (DFB) bosses, sponsors and the media.He lamented a lack of support from DFB president Reinhard Grindel.“In the eyes of Grindel and his supporters, I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose,” Ozil, 29, wrote.But the association said in a statement on Monday that it rejected “the notion that the DFB is associated with racism”.In his statement, Ozil addressed critics of the photo and said that he was not making a political statement when he appeared with the Turkish leader before the World Cup finals.“I have two hearts, one German and one Turkish,” said Ozil.Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul on Monday congratulated Ozil, saying he had “scored the most beautiful goal against the virus of fascism.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Since Jupp Heynckes replaced Carlo Ancelotti as Bayern Munich’s head coach at the start of October 2017, the team have won 22 of 23 matches © AFP/File / Gunter SCHIFFMANNBERLIN, Germany, Feb 19 – Bayern Munich host Besiktas in the last 16, first leg of the Champions League riding a 13-match winning streak under Jupp Heynckes, the architect behind the revival of his 2013 treble-winning heroes.Since Heynckes replaced Carlo Ancelotti as head coach at the start of October, Bayern have won 22 of 23 matches going into Tuesday’s clash at Munich’s Allianz Arena. Bayern were five points adrift of then-leaders Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga when the 72-year-old Heynckes returned for his fourth stint at the club.A 3-0 thrashing at Paris Saint-Germain in late September was Ancelotti’s final game before Bayern turned to Heynckes to fix the leaks.It was a gamble.Tending the garden and walking his dog Cando had been Heynckes’s main tasks since steering Bayern to a treble of Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup titles five years ago.“My wife and my daughter said I should do it,” said Heynckes when Bayern came calling again.“My dog also barked twice, so that meant I should do it.”Training started an hour earlier, sessions were tougher and discipline was tightened under Heynckes.Thomas Mueller, a player Ancelotti never figured out where best to position, was moved in from the wing and deployed to roam just behind striker Robert Lewandowski.Javi Martinez was pushed forward from centre-back into defensive midfield, where he played in the 2013 campaign, and the impact was instant.– Fine tuning –Bayern won 5-0 at Freiburg in Heynckes’s first game back.“No one could have known what four years away from football had done to Jupp,” said Martinez.“Now I know: he’s stayed the same. He still has his personality – he always knows exactly when to tighten the reins.”Bayern were back in business and won their next nine games on the trot.A 2-1 defeat at Borussia Moenchengladbach in November remains their only reverse following Heynckes’s return.They reached the German Cup semi-finals the hard way after winning at RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund in the early rounds.Then in December, the humiliating defeat in Paris was avenged when Bayern beat PSG 3-1 in Munich – although it wasn’t enough to prevent them finishing second in their Champions League group.The Bavarians have regained their unyielding grip on first place in Germany, with their 2-1 come-from-behind win at Wolfsburg leaving them 19 points clear at the summit © AFP/File / Ronny HartmannThe Bavarians have also regained their unyielding grip on first place in Germany, with Saturday’s 2-1 come-from-behind win at Wolfsburg leaving them 19 points clear at the summit.Resting several stars, Bayern fell behind after eight minutes, but their drive and determination was rewarded as Lewandowski came off the bench to net a last-gasp penalty for his 20th league goal this season.“This will to win matches, even if it’s not so exciting at the top (of the table), just makes it fun,” said Bayern captain Mueller. “This team is simply awesome.”– Feel-good factor –Just like Mueller and Martinez, the other leading protagonists from the great 2012-13 side credit Heynckes for the club’s rejuvenation.Robben helped create both goals at Wolfsburg, whipping in a cross for Sandro Wagner and then winning the penalty which Lewandowski converted.“You could see the turnaround from the first day,” said Robben, who scored the winning goal in the 2013 Champions League final.Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez has blossomed under Heynckes, a fluent Spanish speaker © DPA/AFP/File / Torsten SilzFranck Ribery’s recovery from a knee injury has also helped, with the Frenchman on target in wins over Bayer Leverkusen and Mainz since the turn of the year.“We’re playing as a team again – with Jupp’s return, a good feeling and the faith came flooding back,” Ribery said in January.It’s not just the holdovers from the previous Heynckes era who have profited.Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez has blossomed under Heynckes, a fluent Spanish speaker and the man who led Real Madrid to Champions League glory in 1998.“This team won’t let up, regardless of what competition it is,” Heynckes warned.But whether he is in charge beyond the end of this season remains doubtful, as Heynckes insists he will walk away despite efforts to persuade him to stay.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img “Everybody knew everybody,” Coblentz said. “It’s a senseless murder. Over disrespect and pride, someone’s going to lose their life over that? It just doesn’t make sense.” Police said the case began when an argument escalated into a dispute among a group of acquaintances. Polisadzhyan was treated by paramedics at scene and taken to a local hospital where he died. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – Citing a lack of evidence, prosecutors declined to file charges against two males who were arrested in connection with last month’s stabbing death of a 19-year-old man in a case police said started when one person disrespected another. Rudolf Mekhakian, 20, and a 17-year-old male were freed after being booked in connection with the slaying of Abraham Polisadzhyan, who was among a group of nine Armenian males gathered in a parking lot Nov. 5 on the southeast corner of Woodman Avenue and Vanowen Street to settle an argument, police said. The teen’s name was withheld because he is a minor, officials said. They were arrested Nov. 29, after being identified by witnesses to the murder, said Los Angeles Police Detective Mike Coblentz. Police said the incident went down when two suspects pulled up in a Lexus or Infiniti, got out of the car and then one of them stabbed Polisadzhyan before both suspects got back in the car and disappeared, Coblentz said. Neither a vehicle nor a weapon has been recovered, Coblentz said.last_img read more

first_imgMALIN HEAD has just gone global – as filming begins on the next Star Wars movie begins today.The mocked-up Millennium Falcon on a cliff in Co Donegal has featured in more than 700 publications in 78 countries around the world….and the film won’t be released for another eighteen months!Truck after truck after truck rolled into Malin Head yesterday, prompting local caravan park owner Ali Farren to comment: “Maybe they’re doing a re-make of Convoy.” Security is tight in the area but that hasn’t stopped fans of the film franchise descending on the area in the hope of catching a glimpse of the movie being made.Most of it is being shot in studios in London.But Donegal will see a tourism benefit not just this weekend – but for years to comeJim Mullin of Malin Head Community Association said: “In the last few weeks, it’s incredible, the amount of traffic on the road coming here, up to the most northerly point in Ireland, just to see where it’s being made. “We can only imagine what it will be like once they start filming here.”Location shots will take place today and test filming begins tomorrow.Crews are planning to work from 8am to 9pm right through until Sunday. WOW! MALIN HEAD HAS JUST GONE GLOBAL AS STAR WARS FILMING BEGINS was last modified: May 12th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDonegal Daily Star Warsofficial star wars coverageStar Warslast_img read more

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesReading boss Jaap Stam says he is “not overly worried” by the possibility of losing both captain Paul McShane and goalscorer Jordan Obita for the second leg of their play-off semi-final with Fulham.McShane is definitely out after he was sent off in the closing stages at Craven Cottage for a knee-high challenge on Kevin McDonald.Obita, meanwhile, left on a stretcher after twisting his ankle after blocking a cross and will be a major doubt with the return leg just 72 hours away.Stam said: “Fredericks came bombing forward and he [Obita] tried to block the cross and you can see when there’s no tension in the ankle, you twist it. So we will have to look and see how he feels.“They are very important for us, Jordan and Macca, but we’ve got a big squad. We’ve got choices and players who can play in those positions, so I’m not overly worried.”Stam also defended his side’s physical approach in the 1-1 draw, after opposite number Slavisa Jokanovic said they had played “on the limit of the laws”.The Dutchman insisted: “I think it’s a normal approach. In this league, there are teams who play more physically than we do.“In these games, you need to be aggressive, you need to win your battles on the pitch – then when you have the ball you need to be a threat going forward.”See also:Fulham draw with Reading in first legReading played ‘on limit of the laws’ – Jokanovic   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_img“During the 1930s, the German medical establishment was admired as a world leader in innovative public health and medical research.  The question we want to examine is: ‘How could science be co-opted in such a way that doctors as healers evolved into killers and medical research became torture?’”  The question was posed by Dr. Alan Wells, medical ethics expert with the AMA, at a conference in Washington D.C. last week sponsored in conjunction with the Holocaust Museum, reports EurekAlert.  He continued:Many of the most important issues in medical ethics today – from genetic testing and stem cell research to caring for prisoners of war are directly affected by the experiences of medicine leading up to and during the Holocaust.  Physicians need to explore these issues without getting caught up in political agendas or the results can be something we never intended and cause great harm.He recounts that German doctors were considered leaders in medical innovation in the years leading up to the Holocaust.  Yet their efforts were aimed by the Reich at improving the purity of the Aryan race.  This meant the unfit or non-Aryan were viewed as threats to health:Adolf Hitler spoke of Germany as a body with himself as the doctor.  He wanted to make Germany ‘healthy’ by eliminating diseased, unhealthy parts of the body.  At first this meant killing the disabled.  But because the Nazis also believed that Jews possessed ‘bad’ genes, they, too, came to be portrayed by public health ‘experts’ and ‘scientists’ as a threat to racial purity and a healthy nation.According to Dr. Patricia Heberer of the Holocaust Museum, the evil actions grew out of eugenics, a “distortion” of Charles Darwin’s theories of survival of the fittest.  The abuses in Nazi Germany continue to influence medical practice today, the article states.  For instance, Dr. Wells says, “our codes of ethics demand that we treat every person equally, without regard to race or ethnic background.  This ethical obligation is a direct outgrowth of the horrors of Nazi medicine.”  He cautions that even though these horrors seem so long ago, we can never forget this history.  See also the 07/30/2001 and 04/22/2004 headlines.A grave cause for alarm is that people are forgetting.  First of all, let’s clear up the distortion that eugenics was a distortion of Darwin’s theories.  The subtitle of Charlie’s book was the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life.  What does “favoured races” mean when speaking of the human race?  In later editions of his book, Darwin moved from the term “natural selection” to Herbert Spencer’s phrase “survival of the fittest.” The Victorian British were caught up in the myth of progress, and many, including Darwin and his friends, held racist beliefs, some of them radical.  The success of their empire surely proved they were the fittest, did it not?  The “father of eugenics” was Darwin’s own cousin, Francis Galton.  Ernst Haeckel took the core beliefs of survival of the fittest and eugenics to Germany, where they were taking hold before Hitler came to power.  Hitler merely lifted constraints on trends that were already established, the article says:Some eugenics programs, such as laws sanctioning the sterilization of the ‘feeble minded’ initially met with resistance throughout the world, including in Germany.  But when the Nazis came to power, and particularly during World War II, these constraints disappeared as the Nazi regime was able to implement its radical version of medicine.Lest anyone think the evil was constrained to the German borders, eugenics and anti-Semitism was widespread throughout Europe and America at the time; America itself had a pre-Hitlerian forced sterilization program (see 10/21/2001 headline).  There is a direct line philosophically from the ideas of Darwin to the actions of Nazi Germany, as historian Richard Weikart has documented.    Nazi Germany provides a classic case study that bad ideas can have horrific consequences, and that “good” doctors and scientists can be hoodwinked into letting their talents be co-opted for evil.  How could we forget?  Yet that is exactly what Nature suggested last month (see 09/27/2004 headline), that we need to get over our ethical hangups stemming from Nazi abuses, and move forward with today’s medical technologies.  Notice how pre-Hitler eugenics started with killing the disabled.  Sound familiar?  (Clue: Terry Schiavo.)  Hitlerian medicine also justified killing of those that it defined as not really human (clue: human embryos).  Peter Singer has advocated killing senior citizens and children based on Darwinian principles.  Now we are on the verge of synthetic biology, whose horrors can only be imagined (see 10/11/2004 headline).  Hitler may be gone, but the core beliefs of Darwinism still reign supreme in the halls of academia.  Another holocaust may await a new madman rising to power and promising Big Science all it wants, as he steers it to his agenda.    Welcome to 2004.  On one side we have radical Muslims wanting to disconnect our heads and nuke our cities.  On the other we have Big Science ready to endorse the New Eugenics.  If we don’t want evil to triumph, doing nothing is not an option.  As J. Gresham Machen warned in the pre-Nazi, pro-eugenics days of 1913, “What is today matter of academic speculation begins tomorrow to move armies and pull down empires.  In that second stage, it has gone too far to be combatted; the time to stop it was when it was still a matter of impassionate debate.”  Will the archival footage of World War II help us learn from history this time?(Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgFor years, evolutionary biologists have battled over the origin of flight.  Did dinosaurs run along the ground and take off, or did they jump from trees?  The first idea is called the cursorial hypothesis; the latter, the arboreal hypothesis.  In 2003, Ken Dial [U Montana] had an idea: maybe watching partridge chicks could inform the debate.  This month his approach made the journal Nature.1    Dial’s team videotaped chukar partridges from hatching to adulthood, and noticed their flapping behavior.  As chicks, they hold out their undeveloped forelimbs and appear to use them as stabilizers when running up slopes and over obstacles.  By the time they have grown up, this behavior has “evolved” into full flapping flight.  The evolutionary history of flight unfolded before his eyes:Based on our results, we put forth an ontogenetic-transitional wing (OTW) hypothesis for the origin of flight.  The hypothesis posits that the transitional stages leading to the evolution of avian flight correspond both behaviourally and morphologically to the transitional stages observed in ontogenetic forms.  Specifically, from flightless hatchlings to flight-capable juveniles, many ground birds express a ‘transitional wing’ during development that is representative of evolutionary transitional forms.  Our experimental observations reveal that birds move their ‘proto-wings’, and their fully developed wings, through a stereotypic or fundamental kinematic pathway so that they may flap-run over obstacles, control descending flight and ultimately perform level flapping flight (Fig. 1).  The OTW hypothesis provides a simple adaptive argument for the evolution of flight and can be tested and observed in extant fledglings.  This hypothesis differs from other published accounts in that it is flap-based (in contrast to requiring a gliding precursor), involves an aerodynamically functional proto-wing, incorporates both the simultaneous and independent use of legs and wings and assumes that a fundamental wing-stroke (described herein) was established for aerodynamic function early in the bipedal ancestry leading to birds.This explanation, the team thinks, overcomes limitations in both previous hypotheses.  The cursorial hypothesis fails to explain why “no extant species uses its wings to run faster, to secure prey or run�glide.”  The arboreal hypothesis has to “assume a gliding form was prerequisite to flapping flight because half a wing would have no function, and that the flap-stroke appears too complex and thus relegated to the derived [i.e., flying] condition.”  The new OTW hypothesis overcomes these pitfalls, he claims, by finding functions all the way up from running with outstretched forelimbs to full “fledged” flight.  If this recaptures the evolution of flight, it answers the question, “what use is half a wing?”    Science news reporters took up this hypothesis with triumphant fanfares: “Secrets of bird flight revealed” (BBC News), “All in a flap: New evidence of how birds took to flight” (PhysOrg).    Is there any fossil support for the transition from running with outstretched forelimbs to flight?  The paper did not refer to any fossils directly: only to “extinct taxa, such as the recently discovered fossil forms possessing what is assumed to be ‘half a wing’ and long cursorial legs” – but a check of the references showed only the 2004 paper about tyrannosaurids with unidentified skin filaments (10/06/2004) which may in fact have been flayed collagen fibers, not feathers (01/09/2008), and a paper co-authored by Dial about Microraptor gui which appears to have been an odd bird capable of flight (see 03/27/2007).  The “long cursorial legs” referred to a year-2000 paper about Caudipteryx, now thought by many to be a flightless bird within the class Aves, not a dinosaur.  None of these fossils appears pertinent to their hypothesis.  One was a dinosaur in the T. rex family.  Obviously, T. rex did not use its diminutive forearms for stabilization or flight!  The other two were probably feathered birds already capable of powered flight.  In short, the paper provided no fossil support and was based entirely on the behavior of modern true birds during their development.  The so-called “ontogenetic transitional wing hypothesis” rests entirely, therefore, on a hunch that this behavior supplies indirect indications of a presumed evolutionary history.1.  Kenneth P. Dial, Brandon E. Jackson and Paolo Segre, “A fundamental avian wing-stroke provides a new perspective on the evolution of flight,” Nature advance online publication 23 January 2008, doi:10.1038/nature06517; Received 20 August 2007; Accepted 27 November 2007; Published online 23 January 2008.Ken Dial has been pushing this fictional plot for five years now.  Our comments about his highly-speculative and unsupportable hypothesis, which rated the “dumb” award, bear re-reading (01/16/2003, 12/22/2003, 05/01/2006).  He claims it is testable – but only on living birds that already have the genetics for flying.  This is absurd.  It amounts to nothing more than job security for storytellers (12/22/2003 commentary).  Instead of repenting in shame, now he has added the Haeckel fallacy to it (to be explained shortly).    Dr. Dial is apparently fond of chukars.  That’s fine.  If he wants to go hunting for them, or even videotape them to understand their wing function, great.  No problem.  But when he tries to weave an evolutionary tale about the ancestry of flight, he is way, way off scientific course.  He is flapping Icarus wings in Fantasyland.  Nothing like a little sunlight of scrutiny to melt them, sending his ideas crashing down.    Over a century ago, Darwin-worshiper Ernst Haeckel promoted a similar idea.  He thought the evolutionary history of animals was preserved in their embryonic development: a human embryo replayed its evolutionary history by going through a worm stage, a fish stage, and finally a mammal stage.  This was dubbed the “Recapitulation Theory” and later was exalted into a law of nature, the so-called Biogenetic Law, by Haeckel.  Darwin himself considered it the most powerful evidence of his theory.  So strong was Haeckel’s belief and commitment to Pope Charlie, he notoriously doctored embryo drawings to support his pet hoax.    Haeckel may have seemed the mild-mannered Jekyll, but his ideas led to a Hyde of terror.  The Recapitulation Theory led to all kinds of social mischief, as described in articles by ICR and AIG.  Scientific racism, Freudian psychology, and abortion trace their ancestry to Haeckel’s myth.  Today, it is almost completely discredited by scientists, even evolutionary biologists.  Why should an animal retain any genetic memory of presumed ancestors and play them out on an embryonic stage?  Stephen Jay Gould was appalled by the idea.  He dismantled the “biogenetic law” mercilessly in his books, announcing that it is, and should be defunct.  Dr. Keith Thompson (Yale) said it went extinct in the 1920s and, as a scientific theory, is dead as a doornail.    Someone needs to inform Dr. Dial that his revival of recapitulation theory is embarrassing.  How can a living bird weave tales about dinosaurs evolving flight?  The whole notion is crazy.  Does Dr. Dial not realize that chukar partridge chicks have DNA for flight in every cell of their bodies?  Regardless of how they get about before they grow strong enough to fly, how on earth can he presume to think that their behavior as chicks tells anything about some mythical evolutionary past?  Where are the fossils?  Where are the modern reptiles holding out their forelimbs in a series of transitions leading to powered flight?    This is not science; it’s divination.  When he looks into the crystal ball (the video screen) of chicks running up a ramp with forelimbs outstretched, the trance comes.  Visions appear in his mind.  He is transported mentally into a swamp 150 million years in the mythical past.  Behold!  A theropod stretches out its forelimbs and escapes the predator bearing down on him.  OK; cut, time out.  Turn off the video playback and turn the lights back on.  Unless a random genetic mutation in the dino’s gonads helped its offspring run faster with outstretched forelimbs, significantly faster enough to make the slower guys die off, he has concocted a Lamarckian tale.  This phony idea, which Dial has been preaching for five years at least, is Lamarckian, progressivist, and Haeckelian.  It’s against the neo-Darwinist official party line.    Why, then, is Nature giving this crackpot idea the time of day?  Here’s why: all’s fair in love and war, and policy notwithstanding, any weapons that can be used against creationists, even old duds and lies, are fair game.  This dud is dressed up in new jargon and fancy acronyms, but it won’t fly.  If you want a shekel for your Haeckel, Dr. Dial, no sale.  To sound convincing, rather than experiment with living birds that already have flight software, chase down some lizards until they take off into the air.  Go experiment on the Geico gecko and see if holding out his forelimbs will help him fly some car insurance policies.  Better yet, give up on evolutionary biology altogether.  Do something useful with your life, like hunting some chukar meat for dinner, or marketing your videotapes to showcase the beautiful design of wings in these handsome birds.  Then we will stop laughing.(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180322_RyanMartinDry and chilly today and tomorrow. However, we should see ore sunshine statewide, and temps may moderate just a touch for tomorrow.Our next system noses into SW Ohio Saturday around midday. This system is diving southeast, and will end up missing a large chunk of Ohio. At this time, we think rain finishes the day from I-70 southward to the tune of .25”-1”. North of I-70, we see nothing. The map at right shows cumulative precipitation by Sunday midday. Cold air blasts into the state overnight Saturday night and Sunday morning. That means there is a very real chance that the precipitation will end as some sloppy wet snow. Again the better chances for accumulation will be in southern Ohio, where the liquid is moving through, but even there, you see the best precipitation be outside of the coldest air. Still, we have to leave the door open to minor accumulations of a coating to an inch over about 30% of the southern part of the state.Dry for Monday of next week, but then we see a very complicated mess for the Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday time frame. We kick things off with a front for Monday overnight through Tuesday. This event can bring .05”-.5” precipitation to 70% of the state. From there, we see additional chances for showers Tuesday and Wednesday that can bring another few hundredths to few tenths. If you combine all three days together, you end up with .25”-.6” rain totals over about 60% of the state. It will be a wet period, but not overly excessive moisture. Temps climb for Monday on south winds ahead of this mess, but then pull back to near normal and slightly below normal levels for midweek. We shift back to a dry pattern briefly for next Friday.Easter weekend looks wet still, but we are shifting our storm system back about 12-18 hours. Rains now likely develop Saturday evening, the 31st, and then really ramp up for Easter Sunday, the 1st. This is mostly due to the low splitting, and the first wave pushing farther south and east. This will set up similar to what we saw with the events over the past 24 hours, and a strong storm could move up the coast again. So, with this change in arrival and track, we are pulling our range back to .5”-1.5”, and the upper end of the range may develop over southern Indiana. From there, we are dry for the 2nd through the 4th, and a strong storm complex moves through around the 5th. This front will look to bring rains from .25”-.5”, but may raise the specter of a few thunderstorms as well. Strong high pressure will move in for the 6th forward.last_img read more

first_imgIt’s a dark and stormy night. Thunder crashes, lightning strikes! Through the crags of an old eastern European village, the flash of light illuminates a medieval chapel. As the mist clears, it becomes apparent that the chapel is entirely decorated in bones…human bones. If that sounds like the beginning of a horror film it’s not—it’s just the Geocache of the Week.Photo by raduz_CZThe first stage of this Mystery Cache takes you to the spooktacular Sedlec Ossuary, about an hour outside of Prague in the shadow of the Sedlec Abbey. This not-very-humorous geocache is located in a medieval Catholic chapel decorated with over 40,000 individual human skeletons. Photo by akula.czMany were unfortunate victims of the Black Plague in the Middle Ages. The skeletons were partially exhumed to make way for the more recently dead in the 1500s. Eventually, in 1870, they were arranged into the eerie art and decoration seen today. The artist, František Rint’s, unique signature. Photo by Mr. ErikuszThe boo-tiful, if somewhat macabre decorations make this chapel one of Czechia’s most visited tourist attractions. This makes avoiding detection while finding the posted coordinates a bit vampiric—or, a real pain in the neck! Don’t lose your head searching for ground zero! Photo by KarmansboThe final is located in the less-visited (and also less terrifying) area surrounding the chapel (no spoilers!). So even if you’re a little squeamish, you can still join in the skele-fun at the final.GZ! Photo by one.womanNo bones about it, this is a geocache you certainly won’t want to miss. Share with your Friends:More Location:Středočeský kraj, CzechiaN 49° 57.709′ E 015° 17.295′ Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form. SharePrint RelatedGeocaching country focus: CzechiaDecember 11, 2018In “Community”By the light of the silvery moon (GC1BT32) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 13, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”DieMuggels – Genesis (A rough night) – Geocache of the WeekJanuary 24, 2018In “Community” MysteryGCP0JTby Dryjak Difficulty:2Terrain:1.5last_img read more