49ers mailbag: Will ‘Lack of Pass Rush’ be 2018 motto?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Better mail than kale? Wait, let‘s nourish ourselves with both as we answer 49ers questions and pack lunch midway through the exhibition season:What are the chances that Nick Mullens beats out Beathard? The guy is mobile and accurate.— G Funk 49 (@GoldenBoi_49) August 20, 2018 Who knew, outside of Southern Miss and fellow alumn Brett Favre, that Nick Mullens had this in him. Go-ahead, fourth-quarter scoring drives in each exhibition? His stats: 17-of-20, 228 yards, …last_img read more

Humans Got Birdbrains by Convergent Evolution

first_imgScientists are learning that birds have brains remarkably similar to those of mammals.  This is contrary to a century of belief, PhysOrg said.  How did such similarities evolve for groups of animals so widely separated?  To explain it, evolutionists pulled out one of their common explanations: convergent evolution.    “For more than a century,” the article began, “neuroscientists believed that the brains of humans and other mammals differed from the brains of other animals, such as birds (and so were presumably better).”  Now, scientists at UC San Diego School of Medicine are finding that “a comparable region in the brains of chickens concerned with analyzing auditory inputs is constructed similarly to that of mammals.”  Specifically, “They discovered that the avian cortical region was also composed of laminated layers of cells linked by narrow, radial columns of different types of cells with extensive interconnections that form microcircuits that are virtually identical to those found in the mammalian cortex.”  This “revolutionary” discovery upends “this claim of mammalian uniqueness,” said Harvey Karten, one of the authors of the paper in PNAS.1    While it may be humiliating to find such similarities with chickens, it is even more of a problem for Darwinists.  “But this kind of thinking presented a serious problem for neurobiologists trying to figure out the evolutionary origins of the mammalian cortex,” the article continued.  “Namely, where did all of that complex circuitry come from and when did it first evolve?”  The researcher could only offer “the beginnings of an answer: From an ancestor common to both mammals and birds that dates back at least 300 million years.”  The laminar and columnar properties of cells in the neocortex “evolved from cells and circuits in much more ancient vertebrates.”  Neither the article and the paper used the term “convergent evolution,” but the implication is inescapable: since, according to the paper, birds are on “a parallel branch to mammals on the evolutionary tree,” their resulting similarities must have come about by convergence.1.  Wang, Brzozowska-Prechtl and Karten, “Laminar and columnar auditory cortex in avian brain,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online before print June 28, 2010, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1006645107.This “explanation” conveys no information; it merely pushes the required Darwinian miracle farther down the Tree icon.  Now Darwinians have to envision some primitive vertebrate ancestor, a lizard perhaps, getting lucky to receive a mutation pregnant with possibilities.  Some day, that mistake would lead to the song of the nightingale and The Song of the Nightingale (Stravinsky).  This double convergence involved both the cells of brains and their ability to produce musical output.  As long as we’re talking miracles, might as well splurge.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

15 FREE Lower Thirds for Your Next Project in Premiere Pro

first_imgWe’re giving away 15 free lower thirds templates for Premiere. Download them now and easily customize them to fit any video project.Image via ShutterstockLower thirds are a perfect way to inform the audience, up the production value, and give your work a signature look. However, once you’ve made it to the post-production process, or you’re already half-way through your edit, creating lower thirds can be a frustrating roadblock on your path to exporting.Now you can download these free lower thirds to speed up your workflow and make editing a breeze. These animated templates are customizable, so you can change the colors and sizes in the Essential Graphics panel of Premiere Pro. In this video, we guide you through the steps of installing and using the lower thirds in Premiere Pro.Download the pack here:Get FREE LOWER THIRDSNow that you’ve downloaded the pack, check out our full tutorial on how to add these elements to Premiere’s Essential Graphics panel and get started!As you can see, the customization process is super simple. All you need to do is open up the Essential Graphics panel, then hit Install Motion Graphics Template for each lower third. Once you’ve done this, Premiere will allow you to customize each element to fit your current theme or branding. By simply changing the color and size, you can give these elements the right look and appeal to fit your project. The styles of these elements range from sleek and minimalist, to reliably corporate, to fun and artsy.If you like these elements and plan to use them, make sure to send us your work! We want to see the elements in action.last_img read more

Tim Cone impressed with Ginebra hopeful Teytey Teodoro: ‘He reminds me of Willie Miller’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MANILA, Philippines—It has been a month since the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft but there are still some freshmen looking to get into a vacant roster spot.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments “I’m still learning the plays but I’ll be able to memorize it. If ever coach Tim gives me the chance, I’ll just give it my all,” added Teodoro.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Only those chosen in the first round are given an automatic contract leaving those in the latter rounds to still work for their worth, and that’s what Teytey Teodoro is doing.The former Heavy Bomber from Jose Rizal University was the 23rd overall pick by  Columbian but the club didn’t sign him leaving Teodoro to put matters into his own hands.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionTeodoro is now trying out for Ginebra, a roster stock full of guards, but head coach Tim Cone sees some positive things from the hefty shooter even comparing him to two-time MVP Willie Miller.“I think there’s a really good chance that he’ll make the team,” said Cone after the team’s Friday practice at Upper Deck. Cone said that he could use someone who could fill in for Jeff Chan, who is nursing some medical issues. There’s also Julian Sargent who won’t be able to play because of a bum shoulder.“We’re very impressed with Teytey, I think he has PBA skills, he’s a very accomplished offensive player,” said Cone. “It’s just really a matter of time whether he has the defense to come and play in our system and whether he has the speed and quickness to matchup with the point guards around the league.”“He reminds me so much of Willie Miller in terms of skills. He has the same type of skills that Willie has and he knows how to use his body. I’m really impressed with him.”Teodoro said that Cone talked to him of a possible roster spot but he knows he still has a long way to go to make sure he becomes a Gin King.“Of course I’m always thinking positively, coach Tim talked to me about the possibility of making the lineup but I’m just focusing on practice,” said Teodoro in Filipino. “I’m just happy that I can keep up with star players. This is the first practice and I’m still trying to find the feel for things.”ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone left with regret as Jett Manuel walks away from Ginebra, PBA SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñolast_img read more