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Warrens nails ‘oldest Cornish pasty maker’ claim

first_imgCornish pasty company Warrens Bakery has declared itself the “oldest Cornish pasty maker in the world” after the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) confirmed that its heritage claims were valid. The ASA investigated the bakery’s claim that it was “the oldest Cornish pasty producer in the world, the oldest bakery in Cornwall and one of the oldest artisan bakers in the UK”, after one person challenged the statement.The bakery sent a number of documents to the ASA, apparently proving that the shop had been in existence since 1873.In a statement regarding the investigation, the ASA said: “We noted that Warrens Bakery were able to provide evidence to show that the brand had a long and established heritage, and we understood that the bakery had been founded at least 76 years before any of their trading competitors.“Because of that, we considered that the claims were unlikely to mislead a consumer regarding the heritage of the brand or encourage them to make a purchase that they would not have made, had they been aware that the earliest official record of the bakery that Warrens Bakery held was dated 1873, not 1860.“Therefore, we concluded that the claims were not misleading.”The ASA ruled that there was no further action necessary. Warrens Bakery, based in St Just, Cornwall, also produces savouries, scones, artisan breads and cakes. The Cornish Pasty was awarded protected geographic indication status (PGI) in 2011, recognising its heritage in Cornwall.last_img read more

April 20, 2021 0

EPL: Leicester tackle Spurs

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton EPL: Foxes attack Burnley Trio of signings make instant impact as Everton stun Spurs Leicester City vs. TottenhamVenue: King Power StadiumKick off: 12:30PMLeicester City play host to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this afternoon on the back of suffering their first defeat of the campaign at Manchester United.Meanwhile, after their trip to Greece earlier this week, Spurs return to domestic action sitting in fourth position in the top-flight standings.Despite currently being regarded as the best of the rest behind Liverpool and Manchester City, and Bournemouth, Spurs have several more gears to go before they reach their levels of the previous campaign.Mauricio Pochettino’s side have rode their luck at times, especially in draws with Manchester City and Arsenal, but coming through each of those encounters unscathed could make a difference come the end of the season.A third 2-2 draw in quick succession followed in midweek against Olympiacos, although Pochettino was not shy in expressing his disappointment with his side’s performance.While the Argentine was naturally unhappy at witnessing Spurs let slip a two-goal advantage, he also questioned why his players failed to perform to the strategy set out before the contest.There is an argument that Spurs had not delivered for the fifth time in half-a-dozen outings this season, and Pochettino is showing increasing concern regarding the level of their displays.Christian Eriksen has also done little to reassure his manager that he is fully committed to the cause having produced another underwhelming showing in midfield, a factor which Pochettino must assess on a game-by-game basis.The Dane should not necessarily be singled out, however, with as much onus needing to be placed on the backline as a result of eight goals being conceded since the second weekend in August.Spurs have a generous fixture list on the domestic front in the coming weeks, but failure to take advantage of it will heap further pressure on Pochettino and his squad heading into the winter months.Other other hand,Leicester’s strong start to the campaign such that many were tipping Brendan Rodgers’s side to claim all three points when they made the trip to Old Trafford last weekend.However, while they only succumbed to a Marcus Rashford penalty, the result has the potential to derail Leicester’s early form, which has kept them in and around the top four of the standings.Out of a chasing pack containing several clubs, Leicester are the most fancied to break the established “top six” come May, and there is a window of opportunity given that many of those teams are dropping points on a regular basis.Nevertheless, despite sitting on the same points total as Spurs, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal, Rodgers will be keen to focus on the short term with his team yet to register a dominant win this season.The victories which they have picked up – against Sheffield United and Bournemouth respectively – have come mainly through desire over a ruthlessness in front of goal, or the ability to keep a clean sheet at the other end. Leicester City possible XI: Schmeichel, Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Choudhury, Ndidi, Tielemans, Perez, Maddison, Vardy.Tottenham Hotspur possible XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Sissoko, Ndombele, Moura, Alli, Son, Kane.Tags: Leicester CityMauricio PochettinoTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

September 22, 2020 0

Evolution Falsely So Called

first_img(Visited 41 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Evolutionary theory gets credited for changes that really do not help Darwin’s view of a universal tree of life.  Three examples show how.Toxin resistance by insects:  Science Daily reported on a study out of Cornell University that showed the same mutation occurring in four orders of insects, conferring resistance to plant toxins called cardenolides.  “This is truly a remarkable level of evolutionary repeatability and suggests that evolving resistance to the plant toxin had very few effective options,” lead research Anurag Agrawal said, hinting that evolution might in some way be predestined.  But as Dr. Michael Behe argued, single point mutations, even double mutations, lie within the “Edge of Evolution” and can thus be explained by chance.  Insects gaining the mutation will survive and proliferate because the cardenolides will no longer bind to enzymes required by the insects’ sodium pump.  The insects are still the same species, however.  They have not generated any novel genetic information, let alone a new irreducibly complex structure.  Point mutations cannot explain the origin of the sodium pump and the enzyme in the first place.  At best, this mutation represents a loss of genetic information that happened to help the insects escape death, so it falls in the category of “cutting off a hand makes you immune to handcuffs” – hardly a mechanism that can generate the diverse and c0mplex wonders of the living world.  See also the explanation at Uncommon Descent.Speciation by gene duplication:  A case of a new “species” of monkeyflower emerging from a whole-genome duplication was reported by Live Science.  The new hybrid apparently cannot crossbreed with other similar monkeyflowers, but whether this represents “newly evolved species” seems a stretch; it is still a monkeyflower, very similar in appearance to the sibling monkeyflowers without the duplication.  “While many new species of plants are thought to arise this way, it has only been witnessed amongst wild plants a handful of times in history,” one scientist was cited as saying.  He also placed most species evolution in the unobservable past, claiming, “most species originated thousands of years ago” by processes he could only describe as a “series of unlikely events“.  Again, no new genetic information was added.  Nothing was stated about the flowers fitness other than that is seen growing in the wild (most hybrids are sterile).  Since duplicating this paragraph would not explain the origin of the paragraph or make it more meaningful, it’s a stretch to call this evolution as Darwin envisioned it; if anything genetic duplication adds to genetic load—a burden on the DNA copying mechanisms that now require double the work with every cell division.Darwin’s robots:  The most egregious examples of evolutionary excess come when Darwin’s name gets attached to intelligent design.  Michael White did this in Science in his review of John Long’s new book, Darwin’s Devices: What Evolving Robots Can Teach Us About the History of Life and the Future of Technology. (White, “Evolution and Robots,” Science 20 July 2012: Vol. 337 no. 6092 pp. 294-295, DOI: 10.1126/science.1224874). White, who boasts of studying “the evolution of robots” himself, enjoyed Long’s “compelling and wide-ranging conversation.” he said.  “This includes discussions of the mechanics of fish backbones, how we practice science, the nature of evolution, what it means to be intelligent, our dystopian robot future, and, most important, the crucial role of good models in science.”  It appears both White and Long could use a refresher course on the “nature of evolution” —Darwin’s Devices recounts the efforts of Long and his colleagues to study the biomechanics and evolution of vertebrae in fish using autonomous, aquatic robots as models. Long is interested in whether natural selection for more efficient food-seeking behavior could have led to the appearance of stiff backbones in the earliest vertebrates. By allowing robots with different backbone properties to compete with each other and by having the winners pass their traits down to the next generation of robots, Long and his collaborators follow backbone evolution in their population of robotic fish.Clearly, Long was doing artificial selection—a form of intelligent design—not natural selection.  He had a goal and he acted as the intelligent selector.  He also designed the robotic fish to begin with.  How he could leap from ID selection into “natural selection,” which has no goal and no intelligent selector, shows that misconceptions about Darwinism persist even among Darwinians.Are you getting good at spotting the magic words?  Darwinians love magic words.  Here they were: “whether natural selection… could have led to the appearance of”.  That’s the sleight of hand: (1) could, invoking the Stuff Happens Law by the power of suggestion, (2) led to, a fallacy of goal-directed behavior inconsistent with Darwin’s undirected processes, and (3) the appearance of, an “abracadabra” phrase conveying no information about how a stiff backbone could have “appeared” by any kind of scientifically describable process.Notice also the investigator interference at every stage.  Long was “allowing” the robots “to compete” with each other.  He allowed “winners [to] pass their traits down”.  Who were the winners?  The ones Long predetermined would have stiff backbones, of course.  If this is what it means to “follow backbone evolution,” then a puppeteer is following puppet psychology.  If Long really wanted to test natural selection (even granting the existence of his designed robotic fish), he would have had to turn them loose, then walk out, lock the doors, and come back in a million years to observe what happened – without interfering in any way.It appears that before Darwin skeptics can win debates with Darwinians, they will have to teach Darwinians what Darwinism is.last_img read more

December 19, 2019 0

Chomp for Android is a Promising, but Imperfect, Android Market Alternative

first_imgChomp for Android is a new release from Chomp, a company’s whose search engine for iPhone apps launched last year. Available as both an online search engine and downloadable application, Chomp offers an attractive user interface for finding new Android applications which improves on the official Android Market application in many ways.Unfortunately, where the service’s search algorithm breaks down is in one of the most important aspects: the nature of what it indexes and how it ranks its results. This is why a search for “fitness” yields dozens of results but a search for “navigation” returns nothing.Pros: Chomp Looks Beautiful, is Easy to UseIn terms of sheer design, Chomp is the clear winner when compared with the Android Market, in our subjective opinion. Within the Chomp for Android app, search results are displayed as cards you flip through, swiping from side-to-side with your finger. Below the results are related tags which will take you to a new page of results for similar titles. Also on each search result card is an image of the app, a “Get It” button, a truncated item description, a link to read more and a chart showing Chomp’s user ratings for that particular app. Buttons at the top of the search results let you quickly narrow down the items with filters for showing “paid” or “free” apps and “games” or “not games.”Chomp also offers app suggestions as you type. For example, start typing “Puzzle” and you’ll be directed not only to categories and tags like “puzzle games” and “jigsaw puzzle,” but also to specific titles like “Kids Shape Puzzle Lite” and “Puzzle Blox Arcarde!” The order of these items’ listing is based on Chomp’s relevance algorithm. sarah perez Con: A Mixed Set of ResultsUnfortunately for Chomp, its actual search results are a mixed bag within its Android application. At first, it seemed as if Chomp was only indexing application titles and not descriptions, which is why a search for “navigation” returned zero results in Chomp – perhaps the navigation apps out there didn’t include “navigation” in the title? But a comparative search on the official Market proved that theory incorrect. On the first page of the Android Market’s search results was a listing for “Waze: Community GPS Navigation.”Chomp says that, actually, its algorithm returns results for apps based on what they do – that is, their topic, description, etc., in addition to the title. It also notes that a “search by developer” function is underway.A second test search for “fitness” (inspired by the screenshot on the Chomp’s Android Market listing page) returned dozens of results, but some of those were odd inclusions. For example, the fifth result was “Lightning Bug – Sleep,” an ambient noise generator that helps you relax and fall asleep. It may be vaguely health-related, but sleeping is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking “fitness.” Similar white noise applications followed in subsequent results.Meanwhile, the same search on the Android Market returns results where first page listings are all actually related to working out, training, bodybuilding and diet/exercise tracking. No “sleep aid” apps to be found. In our opinion, Google’s algorithm did a better job here and in several other test searches we tried.On the flip side, though, the blog Android Police noted that a search for “mail” returns “Gmail” as the first result in Chomp, but that same search on the Android Market doesn’t see Gmail on the first page of results. This test, says the blog, “demonstrates the superiority of Chomp’s category-based algorithm.”To be fair, some reviewers have also found this algorithm to be the better choice, including those at LifeHacker and TechCrunch. However, ThinkMobile and Phandroid gave Chomp more mixed reviews. Your experience will likely vary, too, depending on what type of application you’re looking for.In Short: Promising but Needs WorkAt the end of the day, a search tool for apps needs to function at least as good as the official counterpart it aims to replace, if not better. Chomp has the good looks to make it a promising alternative – in fact, it’s one of the most attractive mobile search user interfaces we’ve seen to date. But without a better algorithm for helping surfacing relevant apps, it won’t see the adoption it could have otherwise.That being said, Chomp for Android is still a very new application and will be improved upon in time. Already a top mobile search destination for finding iPhone applications, it’s worth seeing how well its Android search technology improves over the months ahead. Assuming it can address some of the concerns cited here, and better its results set, Chomp could be a contender as a viable Android Market alternative. For now, however, it will only serve to supplement, but not replace, Google’s official Android app store. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Google#mobile#Product Reviews#web last_img read more

December 16, 2019 0

Bajirao Mastani: Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to launch the song Gajanana

first_imgAhead of Ganesh Chaturthi, which will be celebrated on September 17, actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will launch Gajanana, a track from their upcoming film Bajirao Mastani on September 15. The song is said to be dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Ranveer took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share the details of the song launch. You ready? #Gajanana pic.twitter.com/mmZrhWZebW Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) September 14, 2015 Launching the powerful “GAJANANA” Aarti tomorrow! #BajiraoMastani pic.twitter.com/olkPhVkE5i Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) September 14, 2015His message was accompanied by an image of Lord Ganesha, and super-imposed on it is a message which reads, “Witness history being created with a Guinness World Record for largest crowd forming a human still of the mosaic image of Ganapati.” Ranveer and Deepika will do the maha aarti at the launch, to be held at the Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex, Balewadi, at Pune today (September 15).SEE PICS: Deepika Pdukone, Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra in a royal love saga Bajirao Mastani Bajirao Mastani, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is a period drama starring Ranveer as the 18th century Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao I, while his love interest, Mastani, is essayed by Deepika. Priyanka Chopra plays the role of Kashibai, the first wife of Bajirao. The film will release on December 18 this year.Watch the trailer here:last_img read more

November 27, 2019 0

5Dimes Releases Pac-12 Football Champion Moneyline Odds

first_imgPac-12 logo.Twitter/@pac12We’re months away from the start of the Pac-12 football season, but it is not too early to start getting your wagers in order for the 2015 season. Sportsbook 5Dimes has released its moneyline odds for each Pac-12 team for the upcoming season. As you’d expect, Oregon is a pretty heavy favorite to capture the crown at +200, with UCLA and USC tied with the second best odds at +450. Conference basement-dweller Colorado brings up the rear at +6000. The super-confident Buffs fans can take home a pretty pay day if they think their team can do the unthinkable this fall.Here are the full odds, via 5Dimes.pac12oddslast_img read more

October 27, 2019 0

Alberta factoring in Trans Mountain pipeline in budget forecasts

first_imgIn 2016, the federal government approved both the Wisconsin Line 3 replacement and Trans Mountain, which would triple the amount of crude shipped from Edmonton to the port at Burnaby, B.C.The project is facing delays and court challenges.As well, B.C. Premier John Horgan is going seeking a legal ruling as to whether his province can restrict higher levels of oil coming into the province while his government reviews oil-spill safety measures.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has said Trans Mountain is critical to Canada’s energy future and she plans to introduce legislation in the coming weeks to give her the power to curtail oil shipments to B.C. in retaliation. EDMONTON, A.B. — Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci says his province will rely on anticipated revenue from an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline to balance the budget within five years.Ceci says revenue from the yet-to-be built expansion, along with expected revenue from a replacement pipeline to Wisconsin, will be factored into forecasts in the upcoming budget he is to table on Thursday.Ceci says it will include a plan to erase the deficit by 2023.last_img read more

October 13, 2019 0

Morocco Group of Young Men GangRape 97YearOld Woman

first_imgCasablanca – A group of young men, aged between 25 and 27, raped a 97-year-old elderly woman in Sidi Sliman (68 miles northeast of Rabat).The crime took place last Thursday, March 13, when a group of young men, allegedly under the effect of drugs, broke into the house of an elderly woman, and then assaulted and raped her at knife-point.The elderly woman attempted to shout for help, but her neighbors could not hear her frail screams. The suspects fled the scene after committing the crime, and police investigations are still ongoing in order to apprehend them.The elderly victim, who was injured and psychologically traumatized, was immediately taken to Sidi Sliman Hospital to receive treatment.Edited by Elisabeth Myers© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

October 12, 2019 0

Ohio State mens volleyball unable to build off first set win falls

Redshirt-junior setter Peter Heinen (8) sets the ball to redshirt-freshman middle blocker Driss Guessous (4) during a match against Ball State Feb. 26 at St. John Arena. OSU lost, 3-1.Credit: Kathleen Martini / Oller reporterA five-game homestand ended on a sour note for the Ohio State Buckeyes.After sweeping a pair of matches against Grand Canyon over the weekend, OSU could not keep the momentum going, losing to No. 14 Ball State 3-1 (20-25, 26-24, 25-20, 26-24) Wednesday at St. John Arena.The loss puts the Buckeyes back at .500 for the season at 7-7, with a 4-3 record in the Men’s Intercollegiate Volleyball Association conference.OSU started strong, taking the match early with a score of 25-20 in the first set.“We started off strong and looked good and promising from there, I don’t know if we get complacent but we definitely allowed them some life and let them get back into the match,” junior outside hitter Michael Henchy said.Coach Pete Hanson said the team is going to take a look at its game as a whole as it prepares for its next match, next Wednesday at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne.“We have to keep working on all phases of the game, we don’t have one phase that is consistent in what we need to have happen. We will continue to work on our offense and defense, I think we need some overall improvements, we have been working hard, we just need to stay at it and get better,” Hanson said.The Buckeye offense came off strong in the beginning, but started lacking when the Cardinals turned it up defensively, Hanson said.“Early on, it was our offense that was on,” he said. “Ball State is a team that blocks well and our offense started to get pretty predictable which prevented us from gaining those points.”Three Buckeyes led the team with double digit kills. Freshman outside hitter Miles Johnson had tallied a career-high 16, while redshirt-freshman middle blocker Driss Guessous and Henchy contributed 12 kills each.Johnson said the team needs to work on its unity.“We need to have a stronger team, instead of strong individuals. Tonight, there was too many holes in our core group of guys,” Johnson said.Match time between the Buckeyes and IPFW is set for 7 p.m. read more

September 28, 2019 0

Opinion Preseason prestige a potentially dangerous burden for Ohio State football

OSU coach Urban Meyer stands during the 4th annual Student Appreciation Day on April 11 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorComing into the year, it was hard to argue that the Ohio State football team — the one returning almost all of its playmakers and coming off a dominant run in the first-ever College Football Playoff — was not the top college squad for the 2015 season.After the Associated Press Top 25 poll was released on Sunday, however, it is nearly impossible to make a case for any other team heading in.The Buckeyes received all 61 possible first-place votes to secure the title of the first team ever to be selected No. 1 unanimously in the preseason poll — and that’s still without a No. 1 quarterback on the depth chart.It is an achievement for OSU and a testament to the talent coach Urban Meyer — now entering his fourth season with the Scarlet and Gray — and the rest of the staff has assembled and developed.Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, preseason championships don’t typically get pennants hung in the stadium.That’s not to say they won’t make it two-for-two in CFP championships. In fact, it would take a very strong case to convince me that they won’t repeat, barring major injuries or unforeseen circumstances — though that didn’t stop them last year.But, if recent history is any indication, there is nothing resembling a sure championship anymore.Sure, the Chicago Bulls and New York Yankees of the 1990s were sure coming into the year that they would take home the title, and did so with little trouble.But more recently, the 2014-15 Kentucky Wildcats were hyped as one of the best college basketball teams ever. They lived up to the hype with an undefeated regular season, but after narrowly escaping Notre Dame in the Elite Eight, lost to Wisconsin in the Final Four.The 2007 New England Patriots were a similar tale, making a mockery out of their regular season en route to the first 16-0 season, but eventually lost to a seemingly far inferior New York Giants team in the Super Bowl.The 2002 Miami Hurricanes were one of the most impressive batches of future NFL talent ever put together on a college team and were coming off a national title in the previous season. Well, about all OSU fans know how their season ended.Those three examples are teams that did get the job done throughout the regular season only to fall flat at the end. It’s not even including teams such as the 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers or 2011 Philadelphia Eagles who not only didn’t win a championship, but just barely even made the playoffs.Sky-high expectations can be used as a confidence boost or rallying point, but too many times they can also be used to topple a team from the top.At the 2015 Big Ten Media Days in Chicago, Meyer mentioned the difficulties of getting his 2007 Florida Gators team — one coming off a national championship the year before — to maintain that same level of grit and intensity from the year prior. That team, despite possessing a lot of the same talent from the championship team and the Heisman Trophy winner in quarterback Tim Tebow, only went 9-4.Whether it is a massive target on a team’s back, a loss of drive and determination or simply the pressure of living up to the expectations thrust upon you, it is usually easier for a team vastly considered to be the best to fail to get it done. And for the Buckeyes, this is an unprecedented amount of expectations, with every voter the AP has expecting them to be the best.It’s a tall mountain to climb to reach the peak, and sometimes when you start so high up it can be even more difficult to get the momentum to keep climbing.Both repeating as champions and living up to incredible projections are things that can trip up any team. Managing to keep the team upright is something that — having come up flat the year after a championship team before — Meyer doesn’t just monitor, but actively deals with all season long. read more

September 28, 2019 0