Not a guessing game! Kourtney Kardashian, Jennifer Garner and more celebrities have clapped back amid pregnancy rumors over the years.The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star faced speculation in May 2020 after sharing an Instagram slideshow of bikini photos. (The reality star previously welcomed three kids with Scott Disick — Mason, Penelope and Reign.)- Advertisement – “I am 48, have three healthy kids and am not — and never will be — pregnant,” the Love, Simon star wrote via Instagram in September 2020. “We can lay that pupper to rest.”Other actresses showed their support for the Texas native’s denial in the comments. “You, in those overalls, made my day,” Reese Witherspoon gushed, while Natalie Portman called Garner “so gorgeous.”Keep scrolling to see more stars shutting down pregnancy rumors, from Counting On‘s Jessa Duggar to Riverdale‘s Lili Reinhart. – Advertisement – “This is me when I have a few extra pounds on, and I actually love it,” the Poosh creator replied to an Instagram hater at the time. “I have given birth three amazing times and this is the shape of my body.”One month prior, the Los Angeles native denied rumors that she was expecting in a photo of her bare midriff. Kardashian also encouraged her followers at the time to “put the blessing out there.”The E! personality gushed about her family in July 2020, noting that she works to stay “present” while coparenting her three children with the Flip It Like Disick star, from whom she split in July 2015.- Advertisement – “I always try my absolute best when I’m with my kids not to be on my phone, to … have those moments where you’re looking in each other’s eyes and connecting,” the University of Arizona grad told Vogue Arabia in July 2020. “I usually take one day on the weekend where we have no plans, we hang out at the house in pajamas or sweats. We sleep in. I like to not be on a schedule on that day. … For years I didn’t have that, where I could say no and set boundaries.”As for Garner, the Golden Globe winner shares Violet, Seraphina and Samuel with her ex-husband Ben Affleck — and doesn’t have plans to welcome baby No. 4.- Advertisement –
Tweet NewsRegional NEW GOVERNMENT: President names business executive for position of Prime Minister by: – May 21, 2011 Sharing is caring! PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Newly sworn in President, Michel Martlly, geared up for his first major political battle with the opposition dominated Parliament by naming a business executive as his choice for prime minister.Martelly formally nominated Daniel-Gerard Rouzier on Friday to replace Jean-Max Bellerive, who came to the post in November 2009 under former president Rene Preval and had expressed a desire to continue in office.The two chambers of parliament are dominated by the Inite party, who backed Mr Martelly’s rival for the presidency and as the second highest political figure in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country, Rouzier, if appointed, will play a key role in efforts to get moving with stalled reconstruction after the devastating damage of after last year’s devastating arthquake.The United States educated Rouzier is president of a private power company and owns a car dealership. He also has served on the board of a religious charity based in Coconut Creek, Florida.A member of Martelly’s cabinet said that the president had chosen Rouzier after lengthy discussions with the presidents of both chambers to ensure his candidate would receive their backing.President Martelly, a popular singer has never before held public office and has been criticised by his rivals for his lack of political experience.In his inaugural address he promised to change the country that is recovering from the earthquake on January 12 last year that killed an estimated 300,000 people and left more than a million others homeless.In addition, the new government will have to deal with an outbreak of cholera that has so far killed more than 4,000 people. Share Share 26 Views one comment Share
Kane played his first game for six months in Tottenham’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Friday, but failed to get a single touch in the opposition box.Mourinho’s tactics were again in the spotlight as Spurs tried to hold onto a 1-0 lead for most of the second half before Bruno Fernandes’s penalty secured a point for United.Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson said he “worried” for Kane under Mourinho and a lack of trophies could also force the England captain to move on.Mourinho addressed Merson personally during a videoconference ahead of Tuesday’s clash with West Ham and reeled off a list of statistics detailing the scoring rates of Didier Drogba, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Diego Milito and Zlatan Ibrahimovic during his time in charge of Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan.Kane scored seven goals in 10 games following Mourinho’s appointment before tearing his hamstring on New Year’s Day.“Harry Kane has no problems at all to score goals in my team,” said Mourinho.“Especially when he is fit, when is fresh, when he has routines of playing that’s my message to somebody.”Mourinho was also criticised for leaving a visibly tiring Kane on the field for the full 90 minutes last week.Spurs wilted in the final quarter as Mourinho made just two of five allotted substitution compared with United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who used his full complement.Mourinho bemoaned his lack of options from the bench, with Dele Alli suspended and Lucas Moura injured.Harry Kane made a low-key return for Tottenham against Manchester UnitedRead Also: Spanish prosecutors drag Ancelotti to court over tax fraudAlli and Lucas will be available for selection against West Ham and Mourinho is looking forward to having six attacking players to choose from for the first time as Tottenham boss.”(Steven) Bergwijn and (Erik) Lamela, Lucas and Son (Heung-min), Dele and Harry, six attacking players, all different, all very good and it is the first time I have all of them available, which is the kind of problem which we coaches love.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Jose Mourinho strongly defended his record of getting the best from top strikers on Monday after criticism the Portuguese manager’s style could see Harry Kane look for pastures new.Advertisement Loading…
Press Association Horgan admits however that Ireland must scale the mental hurdle that accompanies what would represent the “uncharted territory” of contesting a first-ever World Cup semi-final. “I think Ireland have the capacity to win the competition,” Horgan told Press Association Sport. “If you look at the potential draw they have, they’ve got one big northern hemisphere game against France. “That would put them into a quarter-final against Argentina, then it could be a semi-final against England, and anything can happen from there. “But you have to frame that against the fact that Ireland have never been to the semi-final before. “It’s not something they are used to be doing. “It’s really uncharted territory.” Horgan believes Ireland’s tournament-winning experience at both club and Test level leaves Schmidt’s squad better-placed than any in the past for World Cup success. Former British and Irish Lions wing Horgan believes Joe Schmidt’s men “have the capacity” to win the autumn’s World Cup – but only if they hold their nerve. The ex-Leinster and Ireland battering ram is confident back-to-back RBS Six Nations titles can hand head coach Schmidt’s men an edge in England. The 65-cap wing was part of the 2007 World Cup “disaster” where Ireland failed to reach the knockout stages, that sowed the seed for Eddie O’Sullivan’s departure after the 2008 Six Nations. Horgan, now working as a lawyer in London, insists Ireland will approach this year’s World Cup a team transformed, now equipped to reach that elusive first semi-final, and move further still. “In the 2007 Six Nations we didn’t quite pull off our run chase against Italy, we went into that World Cup really expecting big things and it ended in disaster,” said Horgan, speaking to back Land Rover’s ‘We Deal In Real’ campaign. “So you have to be able to deal with the psychological side of things. “Our team in 2007, we won a number of Triple Crowns, but we hadn’t won a championship. “This team do have those kinds of championship wins behind them though. “So you would think they would be able to deal with it well, but there is a step-up psychological pressure that comes with the World Cup. “It’s a different kind of pressure and it’s one they’ve got to handle. “The experience of winning back-to-back Six Nations titles is going to stand them in great stead with that. “Ireland don’t win very many championships, so it’s been a remarkable run. “Even if Ireland hadn’t won the championship they would still have taken a great deal out of everything that went on. “It’s a very good group of players that have had significant success in their careers. “You’re talking guys who have won two or three Heineken Cups, Grand Slams, championships and Pro12 titles. “But you’ve got key decision-makers in the key positions, Murray and Sexton both performing well, Sean O’Brien and Jamie Heaslip going well too. “Now there’s a front-row that has four props that can hold their own at Test level. “And then there’s Joe Schmidt who is an exceptional technical coach, and those things combined are providing a successful period.” :: Land Rover ambassador Shane Horgan was speaking as part of the ‘We Deal In Real’ campaign, championing the people at the heart and soul of the game by putting grassroots clubs on the global stage. www.landrover.com/rugby @LandRoverRugby #WeDealInReal Ireland must conquer the “step-up in psychological pressure” to become genuine World Cup contenders, according to Shane Horgan.
This guys and kotoko gradually dragging Ghana football backwards again— Chelsea4Ever💙💙💙🌎 (@wadjaroland) February 24, 2020 Eeiii GH football— F.A.Q Saah (@QuamenaSaah) February 24, 2020 The weekend’ss MTN FA Cup biggest derby, BA United vs Bofoakwa Tano was not without drama. Before kickoff, the home team (BA UTD) wrapped the match ball with a black polythene bag.The referees, took video evidence and refused to touch it until it was unwrapped 🙄 pic.twitter.com/2Cx2il8eIY— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) February 24, 2020A lot of people saw the move as yet another indication of extreme superstition by Ghanaian clubs which they felt did not belong in the modern game. You pay juju man for all this nonsense, at the end players suffer before getting their salary…. Chaii— Nii_Slim (@niislimgh) February 24, 2020One person though offered a very unpopular but still hugely plausible reason for the use of the polythene bag.This is not juju ooo. They just didn’t want the ball to be dirty. Ahhh why????😂😂😂😂🏃♂️🏃♂️🏃♂️🏃♂️— TheNanaAbaSecondboyfriend. (@Kwesi_OWusu_) February 24, 2020 There’s never a dull moment in this country— Atodw3🤠 (@Ntimkwame1) February 24, 2020 The circumstances surrounding last week’s Ghana Premier League clash between Asante Kotoko and Aduana Stars have put superstition in local football back under the spotlight.People have criticised both clubs for starting the game with ten players each, apparently due to fears that the team which played the opening half with 11 men would lose.Another incident over the weekend in the FA Cup reignited the conversations about superstition in Ghanaian football which were losing a bit of momentum.The Bono/Ahafo derby between BA Utd and Bofoakwa Tano was expected to be one of the standout fixtures of the Round of 64 stage of the competition.The match ended 0-0 with Bofoakwa going through 5-4 on penalties.However, it was not the match or the result that caught the attention of the public but an incident before the start of the game that grabbed all the headlines.Sports journalist, Saddick Adams reported that the home side for the game, BA Utd wrapped the match ball in a black polythene bag prior to kick-off.The referees did not want want to touch the ball in the bag, and took a video of the scene. They only agreed to start the game once the ball had been taken out of the black bag.Saddick posted the video on Twitter where the reaction from the public has been brutal.
In addition, the ATP synthase engines are so arranged in pairs (dimers), their F0 parts almost touching, their F1 parts separated, by angles ranging from 40° to 70° depending on the species. These dimers are then arranged in long rows like one might see in a hydroelectric plant. In this way, the flow of protons is channeled exactly where it is needed for optimal performance of the turbines. Concerning this “striking arrangement,” the authors said, “We propose that the supramolecular organization of respiratory chain complexes as proton sources and ATP synthase rows as proton sinks in the mitochondrial cristae ensures optimal conditions for efficient ATP synthesis.” The authors had virtually nothing to say about how this might have evolved, noting only that the structure is “conserved during evolution” in every sample they examined (3 species of fungi including yeast, potato, and mammal). What this means is a lack of evolution over nearly two billion years, in the standard evolutionary timeline. Furthermore, it is apparent that evolutionary theory contributed little or nothing to their investigation. It was really a study of how these structures are optimized for function: “The mutual arrangement of electron transfer complexes as proton sources and ATP synthase complexes as proton sinks in the membrane is therefore of fundamental interest and importance for understanding mitochondrial energy conversion.” They used the word optimal three times in the paper. 1. Davies et al., “Macromolecular organization of ATP synthase and complex I in whole mitochondria,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online before print August 11, 2011, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1103621108. We have to just keep piling it on till people get it and vote Darwin out of office as Science Czar. In terms of understanding designs in nature like this, are you better off than you were 150 years ago?(Visited 95 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 As if ATP synthase was not amazing enough, a team of scientists in Germany now tells us they are arranged in rows with other equipment to optimize performance. From electron micrographs of intact mitochondria, they were able to detect the rotary engines of ATP synthase and other parts of the respiratory chain. Their diagram in an open-source paper in PNAS looks for all the world like a factory. CEH has reported on ATP synthase many times (for concise explanation with animation, see CMI). Your body, and every other living thing on earth, depends on a steady supply of the ATP “energy pellets” they synthesize. The two-part rotary engines rely on a constant flow of protons (proton motive force, or pmf). These protons are produced by other engines, Complex I (NADH dehydrogenase; for structure of this piston engine, see 07/06/2010), Complex III (cytochrome c reductase), and Complex IV (cytochrome c oxidase), through a series of mechanical and chemical reactions. The protons enter ATP synthase through its bottom structure, called F0, which is embedded in the mitochondrial membrane, causing it to rotate (the authors said it “works like a proton-driven turbine”). A stator and central stalk transfer the energy to the top part, F1, where three catalytic centers, arranged like orange slices, take in ADP and phosphate to create ATP – molecules with stored energy that travel throughout the cell to power almost everything. Each of these molecular machines are wonders of design efficiency in themselves. The new paper by Davies et al. augments that wonder by showing how they are all arranged for maximum performance.1 In order to save words, we are attaching their diagram (Figure 5) from the open-source paper; readers are encouraged to go to the source provided for caption and details.1 The proton-pumping machines (green) are arranged along folds of the cristae (blue) so that the protons don’t wander away from the ATP synthase machines (yellow). Since Complexes I, III, and IV act as proton “sources” and ATP synthase as proton “sinks”, a flow is set up toward the tight folds where the ATP synthase (yellow) are located.
12 August 2009Trading in currency options is set to become easier and more accessible with the introduction of South Africa’s first currency options market maker, Absa Capital, which the JSE believes will increase participation in its well-established currency derivatives market.Though currency options were launched in South Africa in September 2008, options traders had to find their own market maker to execute the trade.“We anticipate that the introduction of Absa Capital as a new market maker and the on-screen pricing functionality will make trading currency options more attractive to the market,” Yield-X general manager Warren Geers said in a statement this week.Dollar/rand optionsTo begin with, market making will be on the dollar/rand currency options, with the minimum size per trade being 10 contracts.Like currency futures, currency options allow investors to hedge their currency exposure, but differ in that they come with a “built-in insurance policy”, where the investor is able to resign a contract at any point in the contract term.“The flexibility that options offer investors is especially relevant during volatile financial times,” explained Geers.Exceeded growth expectationsDespite global economic conditions, the JSE’s Yield-X market has exceeded growth expectations. Year-on-year, for the first six months of 2009, Yield-X has grown 122% in value of trades, and much of this growth can be attributed to currency futures, which have grown by 205%.The value of trades in currency futures currently stands at more than R88-billion since inception, while the value of trades in currency options currently stands at approximately R1-billion.“Our participation should bring much needed liquidity to the currency options market and as such, facilitate the participation of more and more retail, but also institutional investors in this space,” said Absa Capital’s Justin Nichols.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently finalized a regulation that will allow all Mexican states to export pork to the United States, a move supported by the National Pork Producers Council.USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is implementing a science-based risk assessment that determined Mexico is free of Classical Swine Fever (CSF), highly contagious viral disease in pigs. It was eradicated from the United States in the late 1970s. APHIS in 2016 concluded that the risk of CSF from pork imports from Mexico is negligible.NPPC is a strong supporter of using epidemiological science and risk analyses to determine if trade can be safely conducted between countries. Mexico in late 2007 requested market access to the United States for pork from the eight states in its central region but later amended that request to include all Mexican states. APHIS at that time conducted multiple reviews and determined Mexico’s control program for CSF was not sufficient to classify the country as negligible risk for the disease. But because of the importance to the United States of the trade relationship with Mexico, USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service provided funding through a Global Based Initiative to assist that country with improving its control program.Through the grant, Mexican officials received training in foreign animal disease diagnostics at USDA’s Plum Island Animal Disease Center and further in-country training on case management and control activities. A subsequent review by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) determined that Mexico was free of CSF. Mexico is the No. 2 export market for the U.S. pork industry, which through November last year shipped $1.4 billion of pork to that country.
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Amazon#Google A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dan rowinski Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting In this era where we think of “The Big Five” technology companies that dominate our computing experience, we tend to classify each company into its own distinct bucket. Facebook is the social giant, Apple is the runaway device maker, Google controls search and advertising, Amazon is the beast of e-commerce and content and Microsoft provides us productivity and business solutions. In reality, the lines between the five companies are not so clear cut. Think of it like the Olympic rings logo as a Venn diagram. The top five companies share features with each other and compete in the same markets. For instance, Google versus Microsoft’s Bing. Or Apple’s iOS against Google’s Android against Microsoft’s Windows Phone. Facebook versus Google+. Apple’s Mac OS X versus Windows. You might note a trend here where Google seems to be in everybody else’s space, to varying degrees of success. Google is still an advertising and search company at its core, but its scope continues to broaden. Which brings us to the budding rivalry between Google and Amazon.More so than any of the other five companies, Google and Amazon seem to be in a rush towards the center. Each is starting with a unique skill set (search versus e-commerce) but are continually expanding consumer and business features. From a broad perspective, Amazon has been better at diversifying its portfolio. Whereas Google still makes most of its money on advertising, Amazon has created revenue in addition to its traditional retail/book sales by expanding into media (Amazon Video On Demand and Kindle books), devices (Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets) and, most importantly, the cloud (Amazon Web Services). Google has moved into devices (its Nexus flagship Android devices and Motorola acquisition), cloud services (Google Apps and Drive), media and content (Google Play), developer services (Android) along with several pet projects that have yet to bear fruit like Google Wallet, Shopper etc. Essentially, Google’s worldview still revolves around aggregating and providing access to the world’s information. Amazon’s center is to sell the world’s stuff. Increasingly, those objectives are bringing the companies to the same point in the ecosystem. Reuters today provides an interesting examination of the collision course between the two tech behemoths. Let’s break down the categories where Google and Amazon are set to duke it out over the next several years. Android & DevicesIn 2011, Amazon created the template for how to cut into Apple’s iPad dominance by releasing the Kindle Fire at $199. Sales were good but not mind blowing. In 2012, Google took Amazon’s blueprint and one-upped it with the Nexus 7. As we pointed out in June when the Nexus 7 Android tablet shipped, Google’s flagship tablet (made by ASUS) completely blew the original Kindle Fire out of the water. It was the same price but highly superior in terms of aesthetics and hardware as well as providing access to all of the apps in Google Play (as opposed to the somewhat limited supply from the Amazon Appstore for Android. Kindle Fire by AmazonAmazon released the Kindle Fire HD and Fire HD 8.9 as updates to its tablets this year. This was not necessarily a response to Google, as the new Fire slates were likely in production by the time the Nexus 7 was announced. The Fire tablets are indeed of better quality then the original but were still bested by Google when it announced an update to the Nexus 7 along with the 10-inch Nexus 10 in late October.Amazon’s subtle stick to Google is that the Fire tablets are based on a stripped-down version of Android. Since Google provides the core of Android for free, it is not making any money from Amazon for the devices. Amazon, in turn, has locked Google out of the Fire tablets, blocking access to Google Play and other Google services. Apps & MediaThe battle over devices directly informs the war for mobile media control (in which all five of the large tech corporations compete). In March this year, Google rebranded its Android Market to be Google Play and consolidated Google Music as well as its video and books capabilities. From the categories of media it offers, Google Play now looks very similar to what Amazon pushes through its Fire tablets. Google PlayApps and app services are important to both companies. Amazon put a lot of effort into providing more capabilities and features to developers creating apps for the Appstore for Android this year than it had in 2011. This includes new maps capabilities (provided through Nokia), monetization and payment options and the like. Google offers a variety of services to developers as a function of its place as the creator of Android. This includes a veritable book of best practices and services that can be found through the Android Developer Portal.The CloudAmazon made a very important move in 2006 that proved to be a very good bet on the future of the Internet. It created Amazon Web Services, a cloud computing service where developers, businesses and individuals could rent space on Amazon servers to store information or provide computing power. AWS now runs a giant swath of the Internet and when one of its server farms goes down, the world goes into a bit of panic. According to research firm Forrester, AWS is by far the preferred cloud service for mobile developers. Google has also long played in the cloud, but not on the same type of scale that AWS has become. Google Apps have essentially been Google’s cloud service including Docs, Gmail and infrastructure hosting for businesses. Google released Drive this year, its personal cloud locker for individuals. Whereas AWS is a billion-dollar vertical for Amazon, Google’s cloud services are a drop in the pond compared to its advertising revenue. Advertising War Heats UpAs Reuters points out in its analysis of the two companies today, Amazon is beginning to move into the advertising realm with its “DSP” technology that analyzes what consumers purchase and what they are looking to purchase through Amazon.com. According to Reuters, analyst firm Robert W. Baird & Co. estimates Amazon’s advertising revenue in 2012 at $500 million. That is a small fraction of what Google makes in revenue from advertising in a year. This is where the battle between Google and Amazon gets interesting: the meta layer of data attempting to gauge consumer intent. Google wants to provide system and structure to the world’s information and that includes information about its users. It can then use that information to create better experiences and advertising. Amazon’s information is more direct, based on the data it collects from its users who make actual transactions. Google has long tried to push into this transactional realm, but none of its attempts have taken off. On the other hand, Amazon would probably love to be able to create the same type of data on its users that Google has been able to create. Unedited lead image courtesy of ShutterstockUnedited Olympic Logo courtesy by Wikipedia Related Posts