Human footprints dating back 120,000 years found in Saudi Arabia

first_imgSIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP Around 120,000 years ago in what is now northern Saudi Arabia, a small band of homo sapiens stopped to drink and forage at a shallow lake that was also frequented by camels, buffalo, and elephants bigger than any species seen today.The people may have hunted the large mammals but they did not stay long, using the watering hole as a waypoint on a longer journey.This detailed scene was reconstructed by researchers in a new study published in Science Advances on Wednesday, following the discovery of ancient human and animal footprints in the Nefud Desert that shed new light on the routes our ancient ancestors took as they spread out of Africa.Today, the Arabian Peninsula is characterized by vast, arid deserts that would have been inhospitable to early people and the animals they hunted down.But research over the last decade has shown this wasn’t always the case — due to natural climate variation it experienced much greener and more humid conditions in a period known as the last interglacial.“At certain times in the past, the deserts that dominate the interior of the peninsula transformed into expansive grasslands with permanent freshwater lakes and rivers,” explained study co-author Richard Clark-Wilson of Royal Holloway.The paper’s first author Mathew Stewart, of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany, told AFP the footprints were discovered during his PhD field work in 2017 following the erosion of overlying sediments at an ancient lake dubbed ‘Alathar’ (meaning “the trace” in Arabic).“Footprints are a unique form of fossil evidence in that they provide snapshots in time, typically representing a few hours or days, a resolution we tend not to get from other records,” he said.The prints were dated using a technique called optical stimulated luminescence — blasting light at quartz grains and measuring the amount of energy emitted from them. – A Green Arabia –In total, seven out of the hundreds of prints discovered were confidently identified as hominin, including four that, given their similar orientation, distances from one another and differences in size, were interpreted as two or three individuals traveling together.The researchers argue these belonged to anatomically modern humans, as opposed to Neanderthals, on the basis that our extinct cousins aren’t known to have been present in the wider Middle East region at the time, and based on stature and mass estimates inferred from the prints.“We know that humans were visiting this lake at the same time these animals were, and, unusually for the area, there’s no stone tools,” said Stewart, which would have indicated the humans made a longer term settlement there.“It appears that these people were visiting the lake for water resources and just to forage at the same time as the animals,” and probably to also hunt them.The elephants, which had gone extinct in the nearby Levant region some 400,000 years ago, would have been particularly attractive prey, and their presence also suggests other plentiful freshwater resources and greenery.In addition to the footprints, some 233 fossils were recovered, and it’s likely that carnivores were attracted to the herbivores at Alathar, similar to what is seen in African savannas today.It was previously known that early humans spread to Eurasia via southern Greece and the Levant, exploiting coastal resources along the way, but the new research shows that “inland routes, following lakes and rivers, may have been particularly important” too, said Stewart.“The presence of large animals such as elephants and hippos, together with open grasslands and large water resources, may have made northern Arabia a particularly attractive place to humans moving between Africa and Eurasia,” added the study’s senior author Michael Petraglia of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.last_img read more

Police, Pouderoyen to contest Limacol final

first_imgTHE teams who will contest this year’s Limacol Football final are Police FC and Pouderoyen FC.Both were victorious in their respective semi-final encounters on Sunday evening at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue.In the first game of the night, it was Santos FC, who were favourites, against the West Demerara side in the centre of the park. But when the dust settled, it was Pouderoyen who registered the win when it mattered.The game got off to a tense start and the tension grew as time moved on. At the end of the first half, there was nothing to separate the two teams which made the resumption of the second half even more anticipative. Amaniki Buntin’s 81st minute strike was enough to finally settle those tense nerves on one side of the field and send the other into a desperate drive to find the equaliser.However, that was not to be, as the West Demerara side emerged victorious.The second game of the evening was almost a Carbon copy with Police going up against Riddim Squad but the result was 1-0 in favour of the Georgetown side. Both sides played through the first half of the game without scoring then Anthio Wallace scored ten minutes into the second half.Meanwhile, Friday’s third-place playoff will feature Santos FC and Riddim Squad from 19:00hrslast_img read more

Horse owners frustrated at lack of legislation

first_imgHORSE racing in Guyana is big business. It provides a significant boost to the country’s economy, but the lack of a critical piece of legislation that will legitimise its operations is responsible for the sport not being a bigger success story locally.However, not much effort is being made to have the sport run in the most effective way possible, and as such the passage and necessary enactment of the horseracing legislation is taking too long and by the time it comes to fruition, much irreparable damage could have been done to the sport.To this end, a number of racehorse owners have voiced their concerns, saying the legislators have failed tremendously. Nothing much was done by the previous administration with regard to the implementation of the legislation, and the present Government cannot escape some criticism since a copy of a horse-racing legislation has been with the government since late 2015.“Look, this is not about politics. We, the horse owners, are aware that a draft copy of the horse-racing legislation was done years now, and why it can’t go to the relevant places and put into law. We need it,” one horse owner, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said.Another horse owner, who also agreed to speak to this reporter only on condition of anonymity said, “All the politicians are the same. The (PPP) had the draft … they did nothing, now this government … since 2015 they got the draft and they too na do nothing”.The draft, Guyana Horse Racing Authority Act, which will allow the sport to run more effectively and to deal with violators, includes: increasing the membership of the Racing Authority from nine to 15; including the Bush Lot United Turf Club as a member of the GHRA and implementing a two-year term for members of the Authority.The legislation, which was championed by former GHRA president Justice Cecil Kennard, will also give the GHRA the power to schedule race dates for race meetings in the event that a club is unable to run off a race meeting.Dubbed the ‘Sport of Kings’, horse racing, since its resuscitation locally, has been operating under a legal document that was registered under the Miscellaneous Deeds Act.In February of this year, Minister with the responsibility for Sport, Dr George Norton, had anticipated a speedy passage of the much-needed horse-racing legislation.“If the legislation is there for parliament and must be assented to, then we have to do so, we should not have it waiting at the Attorney General’s Chambers. “It’s not the first legislation to be formulated later than that and has become law, so I see no reason we should wait, because there is need for it, and if there is need for it, everything possible must be done to make it a reality,” Dr Norton had told Chronicle Sport.Minister Norton then added, “It shouldn’t be rocket science for Guyana to have a legislation in place, let’s bring it to parliament and debate it.“I can tell you right now we are working on an animal protection bill in a parliamentary select committee and it’s amazing what will happen when that bill becomes law, in terms of the way animals will be protected by that bill, and we must take that into consideration in the drafting of our legislation.”last_img read more

Palace v Fulham player ratings

first_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 Pajtim Kasami’s breathtaking goal was the highlight of a great win for Fulham, who scored four goals away from home in the league for the first time in nine years. Here’s how we rated the players in their victory at Selhurst Park.Maarten Stekelenburg: 7Solid on his return to the side following a shoulder injury. Was left woefully exposed for Palace’s goal.Sascha Riether: 8Faultless at the back and as ever was more than willing to get forward. Found Kasami for Fulham’s all-important equaliser.AdChoices广告Philippe Senderos: 7Was decent enough defensively and sealed the victory by netting his side’s fourth goal.Hangeland has struggled this season.Brede Hangeland: 5Was substituted at half-time because of an injury, according to Martin Jol. But the Fulham boss was also unhappy – to put it mildly – with the big defender being beaten in the air for Palace’s goal. Hangeland was sloppy on the ball at times too.Kieran Richardson: 7Had a good game at left-back – a position he has really established himself in. Offered an attacking threat too, linking up well with Kasami on the flank.Bryan Ruiz: 7A danger from set-pieces, delivering corners for two of the goals. Was effective in his right-sided role and also drifted in to give his team a valuable extra man in the middle.Scott Parker: 7Made a welcome return in midfield and played well, breaking up play and helping Fulham get a foothold in the match.Steve Sidwell: 7Also had a good game in midfield and despite being somewhat upstaged by Kasami, Sidwell’s cracking volley was a fine goal in its own right.Patjim Kasami: 9As well as his goal of the season contender, Kasami underlined why Jol rates him so highly with a superb all-round display. His skill and movement caused Palace all sorts of problems and he was unlucky not to score with a classy late effort with the outside of the boot.Dimitar Berbatov: 7Linked play with typical guile and showed the other side of his game by holding off a challenge to head in his first league goal of the season.Darren Bent: 6Didn’t have things his own way up front and missed a good chance to score early in the second half. Worked hard off the ball though before being replaced by Damien Duff.Fernando Amorebieta: 7Impressive after replacing Hangeland at the break. Strong and composed as Fulham dealt with a brief spell of second-half pressure. See also:Kasami’s stunner lights up Fulham victoryBoss Jol savours ‘one of the best goals’ center_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Club director quizzed about significant Leicester City bid, may have decision…

first_imgTrabzonspor vice president Hayrettin Hacisalihoglu has spoken to Trabzon based newspaper Taka about Abdulkadir Omur. Earlier this week we covered reports from the Turkish press that Leicester City have tabled a £20m offer to sign the Turkish winger, but Hacisalihoglu said the club is calm about the situation.Speaking to Taka Hacisalihoglu was asked about the reported bid from Leicester City: “Abdulkadir is one of our own. He’s very valuable to us because he’s born and bred at Trabzon.“Yes, we are hearing some offers but they are not official right now. I can confirm that these are the prices that Turkey has never seen. If this kind of offer arrives it’s not only our responsibility as a club’s board. We’ll ask the club’s council board and make a decision.”It’s reported in Turkey Trabzonspor don’t want to sell Omur despite the offer form Leicester City, but it could prove tempting as the Turkish club are struggling financially.Embed from Getty ImagesThe youngster has already been dubbed the ‘Turkish Messi’, even though he’s played just one season in the top flight, and he’s also been linked with Tottenham Hotspur.It seems Trabzonspor will have a decision to make about the 18 year old this summer given offers are expected to come Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoSmart Tech TrendEveryone with Bad Vision Needs Those Revolutionary Adjustable Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題UndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

Kilcannon Cavaquin (ISH) takes 7 Year Old Final at Mullingar International Show

first_img Jason Higgins aboard Mary Bolger’s Kilcannon Cavaquin (ISH), took top spot in the 7 Year Old Final of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping Series at Mullingar International Show. Seven combinations made it through to the jump-off but, last into the ring, Higgins was one of only three to leave the fences standing in the fastest time of 44.24 seconds.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.In the 5 Year Old Final, nine combinations produced double clears to share the €3,150 prize fund. In the 6 Year Old Final, six Irish Sport Horses shared top spot. Full results, including breeding details are listed below.The next leg of the Series takes place at Galway County Show on 20th and 21st June.5 Year Old Final:=1st Curra Clover Flight (ISH) – 2010 mare by Barnaby Flight (ISH) out of Ramiro Clover Lass (ISH), by Ramiro B (BWP). Bred by Harry Quigley, Co. Wexford. Owner: John Kearney. Rider: David Moran=1st HHS California (ISH) – 2010 mare by Heritage Fortunus (HANN) out of A Touch Of Grey (UNK). Owner/Bred by Marion Hughes, Co. Kilkenny. Rider: Valentim Besmard=1st Clonaslee Captain Cristo (ISH)(TIH) – 2010 stallion by Captain Clover (ISH) out of JPs Lady Diamond (ISH), by Master Imp (TB). Bred by PJ Tierney, Co. Offaly. Owner: John Cusack. Rider: Derek McConnell=1st Sag D Oil (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Zandeur (KWPN) out of Scardaune Superior (ISH), by Olympic Lux (KWPN). Bred by Olive Conway, Co. Mayo. Owner: Damien Conway. Rider: Shane Goggins=1st Dowdstown Indi (ISH) – 2010 mare by Argentinus (HANN) out of Narina (KWPN), by Indoctro (HOLST). Owner/Bred by James Hoare. Rider: Olive Clarke=1st Cooley By Name (ISH) – 2010 mare by O.B.O.S. Quality 004 (OLD) out of MHS Julianna Joy (ISH), by Furisto’s Diamond (ISH). Bred by Mary Brennan, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Deirdre Bourns. Rider: Jenny Rankin=1st Glynnwood Uno Corland (ISH) – 2010 mare by Numero Uno (KWPN) out of Whoopy C (KWPN), by Corland (HOLST). Bred by Peter Glynn, Co. Galway. Owner: Deirdre Bourns. Rider: Declan Egan=1st MHS Attraction (ISH) – 2010 mare by Numero Uno (KWPN) out of French Ballerina (ISH), by Diamant De Semilly (SF). Bred by Michael Brennan, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Tim Brennan. Rider: David Moran=1st HHS Burnchurch (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Heritage Fortunus (HANN) out of China Cavalier (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Owner/Bred by Marion Hughes, Co. Kilkenny. Rider: Valentim Besmard6 Year Old Final:=1st Castlefield Gucci (ISH) – 2009 stallion by O.B.O.S. Quality 004 (OLD) out of Cloghala Lass (ISH), by Diamond Serpent (ISH). Bred by Deirdre O’Neill, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Jim O’Neill. Rider: Ger O’Neill=1st Mr OBrien Two You (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Warrenstown You 2 (ISH) out of Kilmolash Clover Rhodes (ISH), by Porter Rhodes (TB). Owner/Bred by William O’Brien, Co. Waterford. Rider: Gemme Phelan=1st Castleforbes Vilhelmina (ISH) – 2009 mare by Vivaldo Van Het Costersveld (BWP) out of Kalande De Grez (SF), by Oberon Du Moulin (SF). Owner/Bred by Lady Georgina Forbes. Rider: Kevin Mealiff=1st LCC Puss N Boots (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Lux Z (HANN) out of Spring Pride (WNTR), by Spring Elegance (WNTR). Bred by Andrew Kirwan, Co. Waterford. Owner: Linda Courtney. Rider: Paul Devlin=1st Drumiller Houdini (ISH) – 2009 mare by Clinton (HOLST) out of Never (ISH), by Ballinvella (TB). Bred by Paul Dillon, Co. Armagh. Owner: The Grove Group. Rider: Francis Connors=1st Kilpatrick Brigade (ISH)(TIH) – 2009 gelding by Clover Brigade (ISH) out of Kilpatrick Miss Cruise (ISH), by Cruising (ISH). Bred by Joan J Dolan, Co. Kildare. Owner: Mary Ellen De Ruschi. Rider: Ethen Ahearne7 Year Old Final:1st Kilcannon Cavaquin (ISH) – 2008 mare by Harlequin Du Carel (SF) out of Clear Cavalier (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Bred by Tony Loughnane, Co. Tipperary. Owner: Mary Bolger. Rider: Jason Higgins2nd Ballyknock Diamond (ISH) – 2008 mare by Jaxomar (KWPN) out of Ballinlock (ISH), by Touchdown (ISH). Owner/Bred by Francis Hughes, Co. Louth. Rider: John Floody3rd Templetouhy (ISH) – 2008 mare by Heritage Fortunus (HANN) out of La Juanita (ISH), by Don Juan De La Bouverie (SBS). Bred by Miguel Bravo, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Minister for Defence. Rider: Lt. David Power4th Lissyegan Lui Royale (ISH) – 2008 mare by Luidam (KWPN) out of Lissyegan Clover Royale (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Owner/Bred by Margaret Griffin. Rider: Damien Griffin5th Lenamore Lucy Lou (ISH) – 2008 mare by Lux Z (HANN) out of Going Dutch (ISH), by Dutch Courage (ISH). Bred by Barbara Fitzpatrick, Co. Dublin. Owner: Geraldine Graham. Rider: Kenneth Graham6th Castleforbes Unity (ISH) – 2008 mare by Robin Z II (HANN) out of Kawasaki Des Hayettes (SF), by Concorde (KWPN). Bred by Lady Georgina Forbes, Co. Longford. Owner/Rider: Mark Harley Tags: 31 May 2015, 19:03 Kilcannon Cavaquin (ISH) takes 7 Year Old Final at Mullingar International Show Home  »  Breeding News  »  Kilcannon Cavaquin (ISH) takes 7 Year Old Final at Mullingar International Show last_img read more

EU Referendum result costly for Sporting Index

first_img Related Articles Frankie Dettori rides with Sporting Index  May 29, 2020 Share Submit EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Andrew Lyman – Brexit is no ‘doom & gloom scenario’ for Gibraltar gambling February 24, 2020 Political spread betting company Sporting Index saw unprecedented action in the run-up to Britain’s EU referendum on Thursday of last week. It was a painful night for the firm as its clients consistently favoured Leave throughout the campaign, resulting in a six figure loss for the company.Sporting Index was the first bookmaker to offer a market on turnout and the eventual 72% figure contributed to the loss as spread bettors clearly believed voters would turn out in force.Ed Fulton, Political Spokesman for Sporting Index, said: “We were getting ready to pop the champagne corks at 10pm when a Remain win looked highly likely, but by midnight the bottles were shoved back in the fridge.“When we got to 4am it was head in hands time on the trading floor and the punters have beaten us fair and square here. On the bright side, the volume of bets for the referendum was fantastic and we look forward to round two against our customers in the US presidential election.”last_img read more

Taekwondo: Elizabeth Anyanacho Living Her Olympic Dream (AUDIO)

first_imgDownload Audio“I will have to prepare for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and I will need the support of Nigerians and any support I will get to help me qualify because the goal right now is to win a medal in the Olympics.”The youngster will be hoping to become Nigeria’s second Taekwondo medalist at the Olympics after Chika Chukwumereije claimed a bronze medal for the country at the 2008 Games in Beijing, China.RelatedTaekwondo: Lack Of Funds Threaten Nigeria’s Presence At Olympic Qualifiers – ChukwumerijeFebruary 18, 2020In “Featured”Taekwando: Nigeria To Battle 35 Countries For Tokyo 2020 Olympic TicketFebruary 19, 2020In “Events”Taekwondo: Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco Secure Tokyo 2020 Olympics TicketsFebruary 23, 2020In “Taekwondo” Elizabeth Anyanacho says qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is a dream come true after she sealed her place in the taekwondo event at the weekend in Morocco.The 20-year-old ensured qualification for the global multi-sport event by overcoming Gabonese and former African champion Urgence Mouega 12-5 in the -67kg class at the just-concluded Olympics qualifier in Rabat, Morocco, to become only the second Nigerian to secure a place in taekwondo at the Olympics after Princess Dudu at the Athens Games in 2004.However, her compatriots Benjamin Okuomose, Chinazum Nwosu and Ifeoluwa Ajayi failed to clinch an Olympic ticket.“The experience is a bitter-sweet one because my teammates didn’t qualify (for the Olympics). We all came prepared for this and we trained hard for this,” Anyanacho said.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Download AudioShe added: “I started when I was 15 and the goal was to qualify for this event, and it is here now. I thank God for that. I was prepared mentally for this tournament.Anyanacho also thanked all who contributed in one way or the other in ensuring her qualification for the Olympics, while calling for more support as she intends to win a medal in Tokyo.“I also want to thank the federation, I want to thank the president – the first-ever female president in Nigeria Taekwondo – Miss Margaret Binga. I also want to thank the (sports) ministry and also my family, my friends and Nigerians for their support.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Wellington volleyball to travel to Rose Hill for sub-state next Saturday

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Kansas State High School Activities Association has just released the Class 4A sub-state volleyball brackets. Wellington will be traveling to Rose Hill. The sub-state (no longer called regional) will be played Oct. 20.Wellington (16-13) is a No. 12 seed and will be battling Nickerson (28-9), a No. 5 seed. The match will follow the first match between #1 Rose Hill (23-6) vs. #13 Buhler (15-14).Here is the bracket as well as the Andale bracket…Click on bracket for larger version.last_img

Connelly posts best of the week

first_imgC flight honours went to Rick Assi after he returned 37 points, second went to Jim Connelly on 35 and Mike Fitzgerald completed the podium in third with 32.Near pins went to (Div 1) John Hughes, Ron Miller, Dennis Scougall and Barney Sheedy, and (Div 2) Rick Assi, Mike Fitzgerald (2) and Mike Lewis.There were ten 2s recorded, coming from Per Forsberg, John Hughes, Ron Miller, Barney Sheedy, Chris Slota and Ian Speirs in division 1 and Rick Assi, Jim Connelly, Fred O’Connor and Mike Fitzgerald in the second division.Wednesday, Feb. 13, Plutaluang – StablefordThere were three divisions again at Navy on Wednesday. Ron Miller went one better than Monday and took the premier flight with 35 points ahead of Colin Aspinall (34pts) in second, Neil Gamble (33pts) third, and Pete Sumner (32pts) in fourth.Paul Butler won division two with a modest 31 points, John Carlin was second on 30, Paul Young third with 29 and Barry Stirling fourth on 26.Jim Connelly posted 39 points for the best score of the day to win the third flight. Robert Angel was second on 37 and Alan Bissell placed third with 28 on countback over Mike Fitzgerald on the same total.Near pins went to (Div 1) Neil Gamble (3) and Ron Miller, and (Div 2) Robert Angel (2), Jim Connelly and Barry Stirling. Birdie 2s were recorded by Ron Miller, Ted Lodge, Frank Grainger and Fred O’Connor.Friday, Feb. 15, Eastern Star – StablefordEleven groups out today with the cut at 4-15.2, 15.3-18 and 19+ and with 38 points the best score of the day came from Pete Seil to win division 1. Five points behind in second place Alan Thomas beat Bill Shipley on an 18/17 back-nine countback and in fourth place with 32 points and 13 on the back six, Les Smith beat Paul Durkan on another countback.Four 33-pointers vied for top spot in division 2 players but the back-nine calculation put John Hughes in first, Frank Kelly second, Harry Vincenzi third and Paul Butler fourth.Kevin Shanahan with 36 won division 3, Ron Lavett was second on 34 and Tony Thorne with a 20/14 back nine countback beat Max Wilson after they both shot 30 points.Near pins went to (Div 1) Mick Alleyne (2) and Alan Thomas, and (Div 2) John Carlin, Ray Daws (2) and Tony Thorne.There were four 2s in division 1 with a rollover from last Friday and the happy faces were Mick Alleyne, John Hughes, Bill Shipley and Les Smith. In division 2, Ron Lavett, Mike Lewis and Kevin Shanahan shared the kitty.Finally, congratulations for a few of our lads who won top prizes at the IPGC club championship at Pattana last week. Mick Alleyne, John Hughes and Alan Thomas.The Jomtien Golf SocietyMonday, Feb. 11, Silky Oak – StablefordWe had enough signed up for three divisions at Silky Oak on Monday. Barny Sheedy just edged first place in the A flight with 38 points, one up on of Ron Miller and Neil Gamble who both posted 37 points and finished in second and third respectively.Harry Vincenzi needed a countback on 33 points to win the B flight ahead of Willy Van Heetvelde while Bob Comartin was third with 32.last_img read more