Warriors 116, T-Wolves 99: How Draymond Green elevated the Dubs’ D

first_img“Draymond really set the tone,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “I’m not sure if I saw Draymond play … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or videos on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — Within four seconds, Warriors forward Draymond Green defended an opponent in the post, at the basket and out on the perimeter.That second-quarter snapshot explains how Green’s presence lifted the Warriors to a 116-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday at Oracle Arena.last_img read more

Football legends meet Mandela

first_img18 July 2007Brazilian football legend Pele, Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon and Fifa vice-president Jack Warner delivered a special gift to Nelson Mandela on the eve of the “90 minutes for Mandela” football match taking place in Cape Town on Wednesday to celebrate the great man’s 89th birthday.Pele, Eto’o and Warner visited Mandela in Johannesburg to present him with a jersey for Wednesday’s Africa XI versus Rest of the World XI match, with his name and the number 89 on the back and featuring the 46664 campaign to raise global awareness about HIV/Aids on the front.In a statement issued by Fifa, Mandela said he was “deeply honoured” to receive the tribute, but added that “it must always be remembered that I was one of many who fought for freedom from tyranny and racism.“It is fitting, therefore, that Fifa will also pay homage to the Makana Football Association on Robben Island,” Mandela said, referring to a ceremony to be held before Wednesday’s match at which the Makana FA – made up of political prisoners on South Africa’s former penal colony – will become an honorary member of Fifa.“During the dark years of our incarceration, the association drew together all the prisoners on the island around the beautiful game of soccer,” Mandela said. “In this way it helped uphold the values of tolerance, of inclusiveness and reconciliation, and of non-racialism and peace that are still dear to all of us today.”According to Fifa.com, Pele and Eto’o promised Mandela to tell the world about their South African experiences and to contribute to the fight against discrimination and Aids.“I have met a lot of great personalities in my life, but Nelson Mandela is an extraordinary person,” Pele said in the Fifa statement. “I am really touched and honoured to lead the Rest of the World team in his birthday match.”Eto’o said he had “always longed to meet Nelson Mandela. He has fought his whole life for equality and justice. It was an incredible moment to be able to speak with him personality.“[On Wednesday], on the field, we will be standing in the line-up together to show a signal to the world.”Also in attendance were 2010 Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan and chairman Irvin Khoza.“A little over 16 years ago, the world’s most visible symbol against racial discrimination walked out of prison, dignity intact, to accelerate the momentum against South Africa’s unique form of institutionalised racism,” Khoza said. “Today we revere the man who led the most remarkable national social transformation.”The delegation then flew to Cape Town, where Eto’o will lead the Africa XI against a Rest of the World XI headed by Pele at Newlands Stadium. Kick-off is at 8pm local time.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Pelleting and extrusion increase digestible and metabolizable energy in diets for pigs

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Scientists at the University of Illinois using co-products from the ethanol and human food industries are helping shed light on ways processing high-fiber animal feed ingredients can enhance pigs’ utilization of the nutrients and energy they contain. The co-products from these industries typically contain more fiber than the standard corn-soybean meal diet.“It is possible that the benefits of extrusion and pelleting are greater in high-fiber diets than in low-fiber diets. We set out to test that hypothesis, said Hans H. Stein, professor of animal sciences at Illinois.”Stein and his team tested effects of extrusion, pelleting, or extrusion and pelleting: using a low-fiber diet based on corn and soybean meal; a medium-fiber diet containing corn, soybean meal, and 25% distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS); and a high-fiber diet containing corn, soybean meal, 25% DDGS, and 20% soybean hulls.Each diet was divided into four batches. One batch was fed in meal form, one was pelleted at 85 degrees C, one was extruded at 115 degrees C, and the fourth was extruded at 115 degrees C and then pelleted at 85 degrees C.“Regardless of the concentration of fiber in the diet, pelleting, extrusion, and pelleting plus extrusion increased the digestibility of indispensable amino acids relative to feeding in meal form,” Stein said. “For most indispensable amino acids, extrusion or extrusion combined with pelleting provided a greater increase than pelleting alone. There was no interaction between processing techniques and fiber level.”Pelleting of low-fiber diets increased digestible energy by 1.9% and metabolizable energy by 2.1%. Extrusion did not increase digestible energy or metabolizable energy of the low-fiber diet. Combining extrusion with pelleting did not increase digestible energy or metabolizable energy compared with pelleting alone.For the medium-fiber diets, pelleting increased digestible energy by 1.9% and metabolizable by 2.2%. Extrusion increased digestible by 2.3% and metabolizable energy by 2.7%. The combination of pelleting and extrusion did not increase digestible energy or metabolizable energy in these diets.Pelleting did not increase digestible energy or metabolizable of the high-fiber diets. Extrusion increased digestible energy by 2% and metabolizable by 2.9%. The combination of extrusion and pelleting increased digestible energy by 2.9% and metabolizable energy by 3.7%.Hindgut fermentation was not increased in pigs fed extruded, pelleted, or extruded and pelleted diets. Instead, the increase in digestible energy and metabolizable energy appeared to be attributable to increased digestibility of amino acids and starch.Stein concludes, “These data indicate that energy utilization may be improved by pelleting or extrusion or by a combination of the two, but the response seems to be greater for extrusion in diets that are relatively high in fiber.”The research is supported by funding from the National Pork Board, Des Moines, IA, and by Bühler AG, Uzwil, Switzerland.“Effects of pelleting, extrusion, or extrusion and pelleting on energy and nutrient digestibility in diets containing different levels of fiber and fed to growing pigs,” is published in the Journal of Animal Science. Oscar Rojas, formerly of the University of Illinois and now of Devenish Nutrition, and Ester Vinyeta of Bühler AG are co-authors.last_img read more

Is Facebook Down? Facebook Affected By Outage

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos taylor hatmaker Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Update: 6:30 P.M. Pacific: Users on Reddit have reported that attempting to access Facebook with the “www” prefix resolves the problem, while the “facebook.com” root domain continues to experience issues. Reports around the web also suggest that Chrome users are disproportionately affected by the outage.We’ve grown to know Twitter’s fail whale pretty well at this point – and Tumblr seems down half as often as it’s up… but Facebook? Facebook doesn’t just go down – not often, anyhow. As of 5:15 p.m. Pacific time or so, Facebook isn’t loading for some users. We’ve confirmed the outage with Downrightnow and a handful of other monitoring sites, which lists the social network’s status as experiencing a “likely service disruption”.It remains unclear at this point if the Facebook outage is the result of an internal issue, like the DNS misrouting blip back in October 2012, or if it’s an attack of some kind (our money is on the former). Here in Portland, Oregon we’re experiencing the service disruption, but anecdotal reports suggest that many of our contacts in San Francisco are unaffected at the moment. We’ve reached out to Facebook about the outage, but in the mean time, you’ll have to poke and like in the real world. That or tweet, pin, +1 and tumble for a little bit. Is Facebook down for you? Let us know where you are and what you’re seeing. center_img Tags:#Facebook#social networks Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Ind vs SL 4th ODI: Kohli, Raina lead India to series win against Sri Lanka

first_imgVirat Kohli’s dream run in ODIs continued as his brilliant century guided India to a comfortable six-wicket victory in the fourth one-dayer against Sri Lanka, thereby clinching the five-match series 3-1, in Colombo on Tuesday.Courtesy’s Kohli’s 119-ball 128 and his partnership of 146 runs with another in-form batsman Suresh Raina (58), India reached the 252-run target in 42.2 overs at the R Premadasa stadium.This is Kohli’s 13th century in his 89th ODI appearance, a feat still unattained by any other batsman in ODI history.The Delhi batsman, on his way to another three-digit figure, also completed quickest 1000 runs in a calender year with a whopping average of 77.15. He has now scored his fifth century in last eight matches.It was Raina who scored the winning run with a hit over extra cover off Tillakaratne Dilshan as India reached 255 for four.Raina’s 51-ball 58 was his 24th half century and eighth against Sri Lanka.Both Kohli and Raina blunted Sri Lanka’s spin attack and batted beautifully. Raina may not be as prolific numbers as Kohli but batting at number 5 and 6, he has more than pulled his weight.India were off to a poor start as pacer Lasith Malinga struck in his first over to bowl out Gautam Gambhir (0).Virender Sehwag along with Kohli put the Indian chase back on track with a 50-run stand for the second wicket but Angelo Mathews got rid of the opener in the 10th over to somewhat derail visitors’ chase.Mathews got Sehwag caught by substitute Senanayake after his fighting knock of 34.advertisementlast_img read more