ATLANTA, Georgia (CMC): Former undisputed world cruiserweight champion, Jamaican O’Neil Bell, was shot dead early Wednesday during a robbery, Atlanta police have confirmed. The 40-year-old, who resided in Atlanta, was alighting from a bus when he was shot and then robbed by two assailants, who subsequently escaped. He was pronounced dead on the scene. A second person, who was unidentified, suffered a gunshot wound to the hip and was hospitalised. Police are investigating and are seeking the public’s assistance in finding Bell’s killers. The fighter held the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association, and the International Boxing Federation cruiserweight titles in a 13-year career which boasted a 27-4-1 record. He was only the second boxer after the legendary Evander Holyfield to accomplish the feat of unifying all three titles. Bell captured the vacant IBF title in 2005 and then shot to prominence when he won the WBC and WBA belts a year later by beating Frenchman Jean-Marc Mormeck. He was subsequently stripped of the IBF title after pulling out of a card and then surrendered the WBC and WBA belts after losing to Mormeck a year later. Bell’s last bout was four years ago when he stopped American Rico Carson 58 seconds into the first round of their bout in Arlington, Virginia.
Santillan, who finished with 18 points and five rebounds, said he last saw his parents and siblings in December of 2017 in Cebu while it was this February that he last saw wife Alicia Mae and baby Aiden Lucas.What hurts most for Santillan is that he missed his son’s first words and first birthday last June 27.“I haven’t heard my son Lucas Aiden’s first words and I also missed his first birthday,” said Santillan whose wife and kid are now in Hawaii since both are citizens of the United States.Santillan, though, is thankful for his coaches and teammates who became his de facto family here in Manila while his real ones are far away from him.“It’s a good thing that my teammates are here and my coaches who also became father figures are here and that makes my home sickness a little more bearable,” said Santillan.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Santi Santillan has always been a picture of near stoicism for De La Salle throughout the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament, rarely showing emotion be it in celebration or in misery.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum And yet that wall of passivity eventually crumbled on Wednesday when Santillan burst in tears after their 84-77 victory against National University at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Santillan broke down in tears after longing for his wife, child, and family.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I just want to see them in person,” said Santillan in Filipino as he wiped his tears away. “All this sacrifice is for them, and I just dedicate every game to them.”“My homesickness became my motivation because I’m the only one here.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Demetrious Johnson says winning ONE title would be ‘icing on the cake’ MOST READ View comments
The acrimony between Wenger and Mourinho stretches back to the arrival of the Portuguese coach in England 13 years ago.Verbal volleys have been traded time and again, with the enmity once boiling over into a memorable mid-match bout of shoving.Even now, with Wenger 68, and Mourinho 54, neither boss seems ready to act their age.Why do the old foes hate each other so much? Here AFP Sports looks back at the roots of the rivalry and recalls some of their more spectacular battles:Wenger labelled a “voyeur”When Mourinho joined Chelsea in 2004, his brash personality didn’t take long to ruffle Wenger, who as one of the game’s established force, didn’t take kindly to being threatened by the young upstart.While Mourinho adopted a deferential attitude around Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson, there would be no such respect shown to Wenger.When Wenger took a shot at Chelsea by claiming they might have lost belief after a couple of poor results in 2005-06 season, Mourinho went on the offensive with a memorable, if unkind, description of the Arsenal manager.“I think he is one of these people who is a voyeur. He likes to watch other people,” he said.“There are some guys who, when they are at home, they have a big telescope to see what happens in other families. He speaks and speaks and speaks about Chelsea.”Style warsThe saying goes that opposites attract, but the contrast between the urbane Wenger and the spiky Mourinho couldn’t be more obvious and neither has been willing to end the cold war.The differences between the rivals’ approach to their careers are striking.Former Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto coach Mourinho has never lasted more than three years anywhere, while Wenger is in the 21st year of his Arsenal reign.Wenger took a holistic approach to his root and branch rebuild of Arsenal and has produced some of the most eye-catching teams in English football history, but when results suffered his stubborn refusal to tinker with his purist principles was costly.Mourinho prefers to shock and awe, hammering away at perceived threats both inside and outside his clubs until they bend to his will — the results have been remarkable but on occasions his acerbic tongue has proved his downfall when players start to tune him out.“Specialist in failure”Three words delivered in typically witheringly fashion by Mourinho struck at the heart of Wenger’s weakness in February 2014.Arsenal had gone eight years without a trophy under Wenger at the point, while Mourinho was back at Chelsea having hoovered up silverware across the world.In a pointed jibe at Mourinho, the Gunners chief claimed Premier League bosses were playing down their title chances because they “fear to fail”.Mourinho came back with all guns blazing, saying: “He is a specialist in failure, I’m not.“The reality is he’s a specialist because, eight years without a piece of silverware, that’s failure. If I did that in Chelsea I’d leave London and not come back.”Push comes to shoveFurious after Chelsea defender Gary Cahill’s ugly tackle on Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez in the first half of a spiteful London derby, Wenger came out of his technical area to remonstrate with referee Martin Atkinson.Mourinho didn’t miss the chance to have his say and Wenger responded with a shove in the chest of his rival, who stumbled before regaining his balance and pointing to tell the Frenchman to get back to the bench.The pair clashed again seconds later with the fourth official Jonathan Moss stepping in to separate them.With Chelsea winning the October 2014 meeting 2-0 to inflict the Gunners’ first league defeat of the season, it was no surprise there was no handshake between the bosses at full-time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The acrimony between Arsene Wenger (R) and Jose Mourinho (L) stretches back to the arrival of the Portuguese coach in England 13 years ago © AFP/File / Oli SCARFF, Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 1 – When Arsenal face Manchester United in a crucial Premier League clash on Saturday, the antics of the two sworn enemies on the touchline will take up as much attention as the actual match.It was ever thus when Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and United manager Jose Mourinho lock horns.
View Larger Map AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5580. To make an anonymous tip, call (323) 890-5580. “We do know there are people out there that can provide us with information,” Rosenberg said. “Not only will it help us, it will provide a service for the community and bring closure to this family.” The Estradas were shot near their home on Downing Avenue about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to police. Witnesses told investigators they saw two Latino males talking with Luis – a freshman at Baldwin Park High School – just before the teen was killed. After hearing the gunfire, Luis’ father came running out of the home, saw his son lying near the sidewalk and began chasing the assailants. BALDWIN PARK – Authorities sought the public’s help Friday as they searched for the men who gunned down a father and his teenage son in what a veteran sheriff’s lieutenant called one of the most tragic killings he has ever seen. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were seeking two Latino males, both possibly gang members in their late teens or early 20s, in the slaying of Pedro “Pepe” Estrada, 40, and his son, Luis Estrada, 14, in a residential neighborhood three days ago. “I have been doing this almost eight years and this probably ranks up there with one of most tragic murders I have ever handled,” said Lt. Dan Rosenberg of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “You have a family who not only lost a son but lost a husband.” Let’s blog: Crime Scene Pedro Estrada only chased the assailants about four houses before he, too, was shot. The assailants fled on foot. Luis died at the scene. His father was pronounced dead at a hospital. While authorities do not advise the public to pursue armed suspects, Rosenberg called what Pedro Estrada did “courageous.” “The father was a very hardworking, dedicated, family man,” he said. “It showed a great deal of love for his son, and it’s really a shame that this happened.” In a posting on a Tribune Web site blog Friday, a man identifying himself as Luis Estrada’s brother said Luis was not in a gang, but was part of a “krew.” “(Everyone) was doing this kinds of things not knowing that they could get involved in bigger stuff,” the comment read. Baldwin Park High School Principal Luis Cruz also attested to the teen’s good nature. “Having worked with Luis, Luis was not a gang member,” Cruz said. “He was not a young man who caused that kind of trouble.” Cruz, who has known Luis since he was a student at Holland Middle School, said Luis was well liked by his peers. Although Luis was struggling academically, Cruz said he had a positive attitude. Cruz and other school officials met with Luis’ mother last week to talk about her son’s grades. “(Luis) was trying to turn things around,” he said. In an effort to console the family, Cruz met with Luis’ relatives Thursday night. They also prayed with a priest at the site of memorials erected where Luis and his father were shot. The memorials attracted a growing number of candles, flowers and notes Friday. “It’s very sad,” Downing Avenue resident Antonio Jimenez said in Spanish. Neighbors were still shaken. Additional patrols have been added in the area where the shooting took place, police officials said. “This is a very tranquil area,” Jimenez said. “It makes me scared. I have two sons.” firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“Obviously it’s a very high priority case,” he said. “It couldn’t be any higher.” On Downing Avenue, vigils set up last week where Luis and his father died were still there, untouched Tuesday. A black ribbon hung over the front door of the Estrada home. The front gate was chained closed with a padlock and a sign that read, “Don’t touch. Don’t come in.” “I’ve seen people – relatives and friends – they’ve been taking stuff out of the house, like they were moving,” said Maria Leon, who lived next door to the Estradas before she moved across the street about a year ago. Leon said Pedro Estrada was in construction work and Luis’ mother worked odd jobs. “They were good people, the whole family,” Leon said in Spanish. Students on their way home from Baldwin Park High stop by at the memorial every afternoon, she said. At the school, feelings of anger have now turned into feelings of grief, Principal Luis Cruz said. “The students are really coming to grips with the fact that together they are sharing something that is very traumatic,” he said. Students held a car wash over the weekend to raise money for the family, Cruz said. Teachers at the school raised more than $1,500 for the Estradas, he said. “People are handing over $200 checks,” he said. “Between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. these kids are like our kids, and we love them just the same.” Finding the culprits would bring peace to the community, Leon said. “I think it will make us feel more tranquil here,” she said. “And I think also, it will bring tranquility to (the assailants).” email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Witnesses told investigators they saw the two males talking with Luis just before the teen was killed. Relatives said he had gone out to his father’s truck to get some tools. After hearing the gunfire, Pedro Estrada came outside, found his son lying near the sidewalk and began running after the two men. He chased them about four homes up the street before he was shot and killed. The assailants ran. Luis died at the scene. Neighbors say he was being cradled in his older brother’s arms. Pedro Estrada was pronounced dead at a hospital. Investigators have been working “24 hours a day” with the Baldwin Park Police Department on the case, Rosenberg said. Authorities believe the shooting may be gang related. BALDWIN PARK – Authorities say they are working leads in the fatal shootings of a Baldwin Park High School freshman and his father nearly a week ago. Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives say they hope to identify the two Latino males, both suspected gang members in their late teens or early 20s, who are connected to the deaths of Pedro “Pepe” Estrada, 40, and his son, Luis, 14. The father and son were gunned down in a residential neighborhood on Downing Avenue on Nov. 14. “Hopefully we want to identify who these suspects are,” sheriff’s Lt. Dan Rosenberg said.
Leslie Wise shook her head as she read through the 1971 report on obesity among developmentally disabled high school students. The principal at the Diane S. Leichman Special Education Center realized that not much had changed in the 35 years since the school’s former physical education teacher wrote the report for his master’s thesis. And it could be worse, with more junk food on the market these days and fewer stay-at-home moms with time to regularly prepare healthy meals for their kids. Plus, many of the high school’s 240 students with Down syndrome or autism lead sedentary lives, Wise knew, unable to compete in sports or run around with the other neighborhood kids after school. It’s filled with state-of-the-art weight-training and fitness equipment, including exercise bikes hooked up to plasma-screen TVs that show movies and video games. When the pedaling stops, so does the movie or video. If you think that’s kind of cruel for these kids, think again, their parents say. They love the idea. Marie Armenta’s 20-year-old daughter, Angela, who has Down syndrome, was smiling and pedaling away Wednesday, enjoying a movie and getting a workout. “It’s a great idea that helps give the kids the motivation to keep going,” Armenta says. “That’s important because a lot of what Angela does she learns by mimicking her peers.” Would you want your kid mimicking friends riding an exercise bike or eating a slice of pizza? she asks. “Angela’s always had weight problems, and this, along with the diet changes we’ve made at home, will make an incredible change in her life.” Susan Larkin, whose 16-year-old son, Michael, is autistic, concurs. “It’s tough to get Michael to do anything physical. But once he got on that exercise bike and saw the video game playing, it was hard to get him off,” she said. The fitness center was funded by a $50,000 grant from the Simon Foundation, which is headed by businessman and former gubernatorial candidate Bill Simon and his wife, Cindy. They have a teenage son with a developmental disability. Their foundation has built fitness centers at 30 Los Angeles high schools, including four for special-needs kids. “I admit having a soft spot for special-education schools,” Cindy Simon said Wednesday. “These kids are entitled to the same fitness equipment and supplies every high school in Los Angeles should have, and we’re trying to give it to them.” The next stop on Leichman High’s five-year healthy-living plan is to provide nutritional programs for parents, and keep the center open at night so parents can drop by to watch a movie and exercise with their kids. Principal Wise figures that’s a better reward for good behavior than food. “Years from now, I don’t want some high school principal picking up an old report on childhood obesity, and thinking that nothing’s changed,” she said. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsAnd, yes, Wise thought, food was still being used as a reward for good behavior. How crazy is that? She knew she couldn’t change the world when she arrived as principal seven years ago, but she sure could change what was going at Leichman itself. The Los Angeles Unified School District set the menu for what hot lunches it provided the school, often pizzas, tacos and burritos. But Wise found money in the budget to make sure the students also had a choice of salads and sandwiches made with wheat bread. A walking track was also added around the area where the kids ate lunch. “We embarked on a five-year, healthy-living program, and this is the piece de resistance,” Wise said Wednesday, walking into the campus fitness center being dedicated today.
Malin GAA NotesUP FOR THE MATCHWith excitement growing by the day in anticipation of the All Ireland Senior and Minor finals, the Malin GAA clubhouse is the place to be on Saturday 13th of September as the club present their own version of “Up For The Match”. Guests on the night will be former Donegal senior captain, the first Donegal player to captain an All Ireland side, Anthony Molloy….one of the top GAA writers in the county, and co author of the legendary “Sam For The Hills” book which follows the fortunes of Donegal senior footballers in the their quest to lift the Sam Maguire in 1992.Donal Campbell, AKA “The Hurler On The Ditch, and one more special guest.If the event is anything like our similar themed Night with the Stars in 2012……its going to be a night of music, fun, chat and plenty surprises thrown in, with a few of our local celebrities getting in on the act too.MC on the night is our very own Pat Mc Laughlin (F), he is every bit as good as Des Cahill in the RTE version, but unfortunately not as easy on the eye as Grainne Seoige. A limited number of tickets will be available from Boggs Butchers, Malin.Patrons are asked to all wear their county colours, which will help add to the occasion. (No Donegal colours….no entry). Throw in is at 8-30 sharp and it promises to be another night to remember.CLUB SHOPThe Malin GAA club shop will be open in the clubhouse on Saturdays from 12-2 and on Sundays from 11-15 to 2-00.There are a large selection of club merchandise in stock, which can be purchased on the day. A list of other club gear, hoodies, rain jackets, shorts, socks, hats, scarves, kit bags etc are also available to order.The Malin half zipped training tops sponsored by Mark Monagle of 4Mark Construction are also available to order and are proving very popular.Club vouchers are now also available and would make an ideal birthday present, or for any occasion. For more details, contact Susan on 07493 70638.GET FIT WITH CHARLIE Get fit with Charlie continues after its summer break. Come along and shed some of the summer pounds.Classes will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6-30 to 7-30 for women.While men classes get underway on the same nights from 7-30 to 8-30, all classes take place in the Malin GAA centre.IRISH DANCING CLASSESIrish dancing classes upstairs in the Clubhouse, each Wednesday at 4pm and every Saturday at 12.30.All new starts welcome.For more information contact Donna on 086 2615755.LOTTOThere was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €1350, sequence drawn was 7-6-4-2-3-1-5. €50 winner was Rodney Lockwood, Malin Head. Winner of the 20 euro sellers prize was Seamus Doherty (PM), Malin Head.Next weeks jackpot is €1400 and as always we would like to thank the local community for their continued support of our weekly lotto draw.Envelopes are just €2 or 3 for €5 euro and are available in most pubs and shops in the area or alternatively from our band of young eager sellers.CONGRATULATIONSCongratulations to Carndonagh Ladies who claimed the Ladies Junior Championship by Buncrana in Convoy in Sundays final.Many of the Carndonagh girls had previously lined out for Malin before the foundation of the ladies club in Carndonagh.CLUB NOTESAny items for the notes or social media updates for the week should be forwarded to Martin on 086 1585880 or Christina on 086 1980399 or alternatively send an email to the club email address email@example.com at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening.CLUB NEWSYou can now stay up to date with all the latest happenings within the club by checking our facebook page www.facebook.com/malingaa, by following us on twitter @malainnclg, or by sending a text to the club texting service 0868668531 to avail of club fixtures.If anyone has any club related information which they would like posted onto our facebook or twitter accounts, feel free to send a private message to the relevant accounts.GAA NEWS: MALIN GAA CLUB TO HOST ‘UP FOR THE MATCH’ ALL-IRELAND SPECIAL was last modified: September 8th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAMalinNoticesSport
ARCADIA – Mall developer Rick Caruso has offered to provide free office space to the Arcadia Unified School District at the proposed new Shops at Santa Anita project.The move would allow the administration to move off the Arcadia High School campus, freeing land for a potential expansion of the crowded school. Superintendent Mimi Hennessy said the district has been looking for available office space for more than a year.“We do know from looking at property that it costs more than we can afford,” she said. “This could be substantially beneficial to the school district.”The school board met in closed session last week to discuss the offer and authorized Hennessy to pursue the deal further.Caruso, who intends to build an 800,000-square-foot outdoor mall in the south parking lot of Santa Anita Park racetrack, said the idea came out of meetings with community members.“It actually could be a win for everybody,” he said. “If this goes through, it’ll be worth millions of dollars of benefit to the school district.”The district needs about 22,000 square feet of office space, Hennessy said. She added that by exploring Caruso’s offer, the district is not choosing sides in the increasingly bitter battle between Caruso and the corporate owners of Westfield Santa Anita mall.“We’re not taking sides or interfering in that,” Hennessy said. “What we do know is that the schools are an important community resource and we would be negligent not to explore any opportunities that could benefit the schools.”Indeed, the Westfield Group, which is seeking to block Caruso’s project, has also taken an interest in the district. Earlier this year Westfield made a $100,000 pledge to the Arcadia Educational Foundation.The foundation has also been in discussions with Caruso, which has not made any commitments thus far.“I’m not taking sides,” said AEF Treasurer Pat Gibson. “My job is to raise money for the school district. Whoever will give me money, I’ll be happy to talk to them.”Both corporations have discovered that in a tough campaign, education is a crucial issue, said Arcadia-based political consultant Brandon Powers.“The path to Arcadia’s heart is through its schools,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org(626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Winter has well and truly arrived in Donegal!If you are anything like my clients, this time of year, you aren’t thinking about for salads for lunch, when trying to be healthy.The biggest request that I get, when the weather gets colder, is for healthy recipes for soup. The biggest problem with most soups, especially the ones that you would get in restaurants, is that they are usually large bowls of carbs and fat, with virtually zero protein in them.If we add in what people usually have along with their soup, bread and butter or a sandwich of some sort, you could easily end up with a meal that has huge amounts of calories, with large amounts of carbs and fat in it.While this may taste great, it isn’t the right choice if you are thinking about looking your best at the Christmas Party.How do we change this around? Below I have a recipe for a Butternut Squash soup, that not only tastes great, but is also a low calorie and high protein alternative for our usual winter warmer.What’s even better, is that you get 4 servings once you have it made.Give this a try and be sure to let me know what you think of it.Butternut Squash Soup.Makes 4 servings.Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter1 medium onion, diced3 carrots, cut into chunks2 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced in 2 inch cubes8 cups water or stockDirections:1. In a large soup pot, warm the butter2. Caramelize onion in the pot, sautéing 8 – 10 minutes until golden brown3. Add the squash cubes and carrots. Cook for 10 more minutes until the outside of the squash cubes are a bit soft.4. Pour the water over the onion/squash mixture5. Bring the entire mixture up to a boil and simmer for 20 – 30 minutes until squash and carrots are soft.6. In a blender, puree soup in very small batches (as not to scorch yourself and have soup splattered on your ceiling) at low, then working up to high speed until mixture is smooth and creamy.7. Serve piping hot8. Add protein of your choice to the soup (100g cooked chicken is my preferred choice)Nutritional Information Per serving (with 100g of cooked chicken added)Calories – 349Protein – 32gCarbohydrates – 44gFat – 8.5gThis gives you a perfect low-calorie meal, that has a great ratio of protein, carbs and fat in it and tastes great. Enjoy!#TrainSmartYou can find more recipes like this in my ‘Ditch the Diet’ cookbook here.Let me know what you think of the recipe, by contacting me on Facebook.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Fitness LTDDD Fitness: A winter warmer soup recipe was last modified: November 24th, 2017 by Emmet RusheShare 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:butternut squashemmet rushereciperushe fitnesssoupweight loss
Researchers have recently discovered a fossil on Ellesmere Island, located in the Canadian Arctic. The creature is characteristic of tetrapods, four-legged organisms, and possesses a flattened body, fins, scales, ribs, and a neck. James Owen (National Geographic News1) considers the species, Tiktaalik roseae, to be the connection between aquatic and land animals and prehistoric predecessor of the human population:Researchers say the fish shows how fins on freshwater species first began transforming into limbs some 380 million years ago. The change was a huge evolutionary step that opened the way for vertebrates—animals with backbones—to emerge from the water. “This animal represents the transition from water to land—the part of history that includes ourselves,” said paleontologist Neil Shubin of the University of Chicago. Tiktaalik could become an icon of evolution in action, write paleontologists Per Ahlberg of Sweden’s Uppsala University and Jennifer A. Clack of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom in an accompanying commentary. The paleontologists say the new fish form goes a long way toward filling the evolutionary gap between fish and the earliest amphibians. “Our remote ancestors were large, flattish, predatory fishes,” they write. “Strong limblike pectoral fins enabled them to haul themselves out of the water.” Evolutionary scientists agree that all four-limbed land vertebrates, including dinosaurs and mammals, are descended from lobe-fins, a group of primitive fishes with fins suggesting limbs. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)1James Owen, “Fossil Fish With ‘Limbs’ Is Missing Link, Study Says,” National Geographic News. 04/05/2006.Shubin et al., “The pectoral fin of Tiktaalik roseae and the origin of the tetrapod limb,” Nature 440, 764-771 (6 April 2006) | doi:10.1038/nature04637.John Roach, “Fins to Limbs: New Fossil Gives Evolution Insight,” National Geographic News, 04/01/2004.“Newly Found Species Fills Evolutionary Gap Between Fish And Land Animals,” Science Daily, 04/06/2006.Tiktaalik roseae is an important discovery for scientists and media alike. However, evidence for a transition from water to land does not authenticate the so-called link between humans and their aquatic associates. “The previously unknown creature is the closest known fish ancestor of land vertebrates,” said Shubin. If researchers are so confident with Tiktaalik’s ability to hoist itself onto land and evolve into a land-dwelling organism, why have we discovered so few fossils that prove the existence of missing links and their transitions from water to land? Ted Daeschler (Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia) said, “The transition wasn’t all or nothing. It’s not that some animals were thrown on land. There were certainly other functions intermediate.” What exactly were those functions? Also, how were the functions intermediate determined based upon evidence of fossils that have not been discovered? How can researchers allude to the existence of numerous transitional species with a lack of data necessary to substantiate their conclusions? Perhaps, we should answer these questions before we hoist ourselves onto the idea of human-fish relations.– Courtney N.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0