Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York First Day HikesWhat better way to spend New Year’s Day than by soaking in Long Island’s natural beauty with a long walk through the wilderness? Hikers can choose between guided hikes at three of the following New York State parks on LI: Montauk Point State Park 10 a.m. Jan. 1, Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Bohemia and Jones Beach State Park. 1:30 p.m. Jan. 1.Long Island ScreamoSkramz FestivalEveryone knows the best cure for National Hangover Day is a loud-as-hell festival featuring more than a half dozen up-and-coming mostly LI-based screamo, emo and punk rock bands. The lineup includes Ohio-based, CityCop and Pennsylvania-native Brightside as well as hometown rockers Secoué, People’s Temple Project, Staleworth, GOTTEM, Reasons and The Magic Fountain. 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10 16 and up, $7 21 and up. 4:30 p.m. Jan. 1.Hooch and the BluesiciansBlues and jazz bleed straight from the soul. They are transcendental human expressions, aural embodiments of emotion, pain and absolute euphoria translated via a saxophone, bass, guitar and drums. Great blues music transforms the daily toils and hardships of existence into something wonderful, something ecstatic, something magical, intimate and deep. This music can heal you, fellow readers, and at the same time, save you. Amen for this gig. What a way to kick off the New Year! Wow!! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com Free. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Jan. 2.Frank CaliendoWhether it’s his insane antics on MADTV, his sideline snipes and belly busters as Fox NFL Sunday‘s chief prognosticator, or his absolutely knee-slapping, oh-my-God-my-britches-hurt-too-much-from-laughing standup comedy, this funnyman dishes out the laughter, in over-sized portions. His impressions? Can you say: “Thank you, sir, may we have another?” Of course you will! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$62.50. 8 p.m. Jan. 3.BadfishCovering everyone’s favorite punk/reggae/ska/pop songs by Sublime is this very cool tribute band, named after the band’s classic tune. Warming up the crowd will be The Warden & FAME, Nonstop to Ciaro and Offshore Regulars. The Emporium, 9 Rairoad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $16, $20 DOS. 6 p.m. Jan. 4.The Rise and Fall of Lenox HillLenox Hill was ONCE the “in town” home of many distinguished Long Island families. This talk explores the rapidly changing face of Manhattan’s Lenox Hill neighborhood, while focusing on the many buildings, owners, and architects who made the area an Olympus of American success. Wine and cheese reception to follow. SPLIA Headquarters, 161 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. splia.org $20 members, $25 public. 3 p.m. Jan. 4.Steve IsraelThe recently re-elected congressman from Huntington will be discussing and signing copies of his book The Global War on Morris, which is billed as a satire about a pharmaceutical sales representative who is targeted by spies. 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. Jan. 5.Check Out The Island Ear For More Gigs and Events Taking Place All Across Long Island!Penguins, Sharks, Otters, Seals & Sea LionsThere are just way too many animal and flippered critter events taking place to list here, including: African penguin “Talk & Feed,” a mesmerizing “Sea Lion Show” featuring the very talented and very whiskered Java and Bunker (hands off, Peter Chin! lol), a “Ray Bay Talk” about all those rays and sharks that call the aquarium’s Ray Bay home, a seal training session with all those cutesy harbor and gray sealers, “Sand Shark Lagoon Talk,” otter feedings, penguins, a behind-the-scenes tour, and so much more! What a way to usher in the New Year, surrounded by all these slippery, winged and finned sea mammals! Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, 431 East Main St., Riverhead. longislandaquarium.com Check website for schedule and times. Jan. 6 & Throughout The Month.The Bitter Tea of General YenA rare screening of Frank Capra’s strange and shocking “pre-Code” classic about miscegenation starring Barbara Stanwyck will be followed by a discussion, book signing and reception with Stanwyck biographer Victoria Wilson. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7.
DEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoEven the nation’s best couldn’t slow down the Wisconsin men’s hockey team.The Badgers upset top-ranked Colorado College at the Kohl Center this weekend with a 3-0 victory Saturday night, just one night after skating to a 2-2 tie with the Tigers on Friday. Wisconsin goalie Brian Elliott tallied his first shutout of the season against the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s most potent offense as the Badgers proved they can skate with one of the best teams in the country.”Tonight I think we all played a solid game, and the guys in front of me played great, so I kind of have to thank them for the shutout,” Elliott said.The Badgers didn’t waste any time Saturday, as senior forward Adam Burish scored just 17 seconds into the game. Robbie Earl passed the puck to Burish in the left circle. He lost control of it for a second and spun around before whistling a shot past Tiger goaltender Matt Zaba.After dual penalties, the four-on-four situation resulted in another quick Wisconsin goal from forward Ross Carlson. Just more than a minute later, Carlson forced a turnover in the Colorado College zone and backhanded a shot over the shoulder of Zaba.With a quick 2-0 lead, the Badgers set to work shutting down the dangerous Tiger offense. Both teams had several scoring opportunities and combined for 27 shots in the first period, but Elliott made several key saves throughout the frame.The Badger defense turned up the heat in the second period, as the Tigers only generated six shots. Both teams were heavily penalized as well, combining for nine second-period penalties.After a Nick Licari penalty at the end of the second frame, the Tigers began the third with a five-on-three advantage for the first 1:40. They couldn’t capitalize, however, and the Badgers took the momentum from that to the end of the game.”It was a little excitement in there,” Elliott said. “We were happy to know that all we had to do was kill that off and we had the momentum going the rest of third. It got us going the rest of the game.”Tigers head coach Scott Owens was also impressed with the Badger defense.”We had pretty good movement on it, but we just couldn’t get it through,” Owens said. “They were very good defensively and their penalty kill was outstanding.”In Friday’s game, the Badgers overcame a two-goal deficit to tie it up and bring the momentum into Saturday.The first period began with solid defense, with both teams threatening to score several times early on but failing to cash in. Unfortunately for the Badgers, however, the stalemate wouldn’t last. CC’s Brett Sterling threw a quick shot at Elliott, and it squeezed between the UW goalie’s pads and into the net just past 11 minutes into the game. The Tigers struck again when senior forward Joey Crabb bounced a shot off Elliott’s left shoulder and in to put the Tigers up 2-0.Things started to look grim when Badger defenseman Tom Gilbert got called for interference less than 30 seconds after the second Tiger goal. After a close call on a Sterling shot that hit the post, the Badgers successfully killed the penalty, and junior forward Jake Dowell passed the puck up to the recently released Gilbert, who stood waiting at the blue line. Gilbert then skated in alone and knocked a wrist shot past Tiger goaltender Matt Zaba to cut the lead in half just before the end of the period.”The last thing you’re thinking about when you’re in the box is whether you’re going to get a breakaway,” Gilbert said. “Jake made a great pass to me, I saw five-hole, and it was perfect. It gave us momentum going into the second.”The Badger defense turned it up for the remainder of the game. Wisconsin made it difficult for the Tigers to breathe, allowing them no room to move around the net or in the neutral zone.Late in the second period, Carlson poke-checked the puck from one of the Tigers and passed it to freshman Jack Skille, who pounded it into the net to tie the game.In the third, the Badgers and Tigers skated at even strength the entire period, and they played to a draw. Colorado College didn’t get off a shot for the last 20 minutes while the Badgers fired only four shots on Zaba.In shutting out the Tigers and holding them to only first period goals on Friday, Elliott logged 103:37 minutes of shutout hockey, a streak he will carry into next week’s games.
Osemele was a cut candidate considering his hefty 2019 … Click HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.The Raiders are trading starting left guard Kelechi Osemele and a 2019 sixth-round pick to the New York Jets for a 2019 fifth-round pick, according to a source.The sixth-round pick the Raiders are sending to the Jets was from the Bears, acquired in the Khalil Mack trade.The deal can’t become official until the start of the new league year on Wednesday.
The Geological Society of America, normally concerned with technical details of rocks and how many millions or billions of years old they are, devoted two “expansive sessions” at its annual meeting Oct 16-17, with 24 separate presentations dealing with strategies to oppose intelligent design (ID). Their press release portrays ID advocates as “trained attackers,” using the word “attack” four times as if their views and tactics are a frontal assault on science, using spurious arguments and devious methods. It’s time for a counterattack, the GSA advises. Donald Wise, one of the four speakers, has made his strategy public: the best defense is a good offense.So how does a scientist or teacher defend evolution against trained attackers? “Don’t,” suggests geoscientist Donald Wise from the University of Massachusetts. Instead, go after the deep flaws in ID. Take the human body, for instance, he says in his GSA presentation. It’s a great argument against ID. Anyone who has ever had back pain or clogged sinuses can testify to this. Our evolutionarily recent upright posture explains our terrible back problems better than ID, and our squished, very poorly “designed” sinuses don’t function at all well and are easily explained by the evolutionarily rapid enlargement of our brains. Wise’s advice to scientists and educators is to: 1) get off the defensive; 2) focus on the ample weak points of Intelligent Design; 3) keep it simple; 4) accentuate it with humor; and 5) stick to irrefutable facts close to evolution and relevant to voters. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Eugenie Scott is one of the four speakers at the conference, with a talk on “Multiple levels of antievolutionism.” The GSA also posted a complete resource kit with abstracts of most of the presentations and links to further information. One of the presentations, seemingly out of place for a geological society, is called “Modern Biblical Scholarship as a Resource for Teachers of Evolution.”See Reader Responses to this story.Irrefutable facts – careful testing – observation – great. When do they begin? It would be harder to find a better illustration of Darwin Party hypocrisy. These rockhounds have the gall to accuse their critics of propaganda tactics and logical fallacies when those are the Darwin Party’s stock in trade. For plenty of examples, just look in the chain links here in five years of reporting on evolutionary theory: start here with entry #652 and work back. No need for lengthy commentary here; our readers did it justice (see reader responses). Just to point out that Lee Allison’s tirade about bad design in the human body shows again the utter thanklessness in the Darwinian heart. Isn’t that what Paul warned about those who turn their back on the obvious? Watch gymnasts or weightlifters and anyone who puts their back into their work and tell them the human body was poorly designed. There are limits to our specifications, yes – we cannot hoist 10 tons overhead – but no matter how much a body were designed to do, a Darwinist could always complain about why it is not better. What do you want to bet these Darwinian ingrates brought on some of their own back pain by becoming obese or never learning good posture? They also need a lesson on sinuses and the sense of smell (see 06/07/2005) – or any other aspect of human engineering (08/05/2005) – and learn a little gratitude. (Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
AdvertisementRussia 2018 became a reality 8 years after it was awarded the hosting rights. It has been the most entertaining edition of the World Cup in the 21st century. The favorites of god were no good to the underdog’s will to win.Who would have thought Belgium, Croatia and England would be three of the last four in the competition. Germany, Spain, Brazil, Argentina had all been eliminated before the semifinals stage. This world cup has defied all expectations to give yet another summer classic.At the end of 64 matches, France emerged victorious as they lifted their second title to become champions of the world yet again. With just one 0-0 draw in the entire tournament, Russia 2018 has been an epitome of entertainment for the past one month. While this may have been a forgetful tournament for a few, it has become an unforgettable one for many.The success of Japan will inspire an entire continent of Asia as this world cup has been the best outing for Asian countries.As Qatar prepares for 2022, this world cup has given new hope for the underdogs, reminding the favorites that World Cup is the stage where the unexpected happens and the expected one can disappoint. A platform where a nation’s prowess is decided by sheer hard work and will and not by its flamboyance.A total of 169 goals were scored in this quadrennial football competition at an average of 2.64 goals per match. Let’s take a look back and see some of best goals scored throughout the tournament : (In no particular order)Denis Cheryshev vs Saudi Arabia :Alexandar Kolarov Vs Costa Rica :Phillipe Coutinho vs Switzerland :Toni Kroos vs Sweden :Luka Modric vs Argentina :Dries Mertens vs Panama :Nacho vs Portugal :Granit Xhaka vs Serbia :Ricardo Quaresma vs Iran :Ahmed Musa vs Iceland :Nacer Chadli vs Japan :Angel Di Maria vs France :Kevin De Bruyne vs Brazil :Benjamin Pavard vs Argentina :Read also :Football: Cristiano Ronaldo speaks up about his move to ‘The Old Lady’Football: Kaka talks about youngster, Kylian Mbappe Advertisement
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp highlights Krawietz influence on victory at Chelseaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has highlighted the influence of assistant coach Peter Krawietz on victory at Chelsea.Trent Alexander-Arnold thumped home the opener after a well-worked free-kick that involved Mohamed Salah rolling the ball into the path of the young defender.The Reds extended their advantage when Alexander-Arnold played a similar pass to Andy Robertson before his cross was met by Roberto Firmino’s header.”It’s of course from the training ground, the Robbo (Robertson) one is from the training ground,” said Klopp.“The Trent one, I really see the boys on the pitch today had the best view on the pitch. It’s their job to see the best opportunity to score.“It was a direct free-kick so could have scored directly, but this little move changed the whole angle and made it pretty impossible for Kepa (Arrizabalaga) to make a save. It was a brilliant goal.“Pete Krawietz and our analysts, they do a really good job around set-pieces, especially corner kicks.“I loved the corners in the second half where we probably should have scored twice. But it wasn’t a set-piece game, we played a lot of good stuff and in the end you have to score and that’s what we did. All good.”
Video: The Courier-Journal Made A Trippy Cartoon Music Video Of John Calipari’s “Enough Talking, Let’s Ball” Speech
The Courier-JournalBack in October during “Big Blue Madness,” John Calipari kicked off this Kentucky basketball season with the phrase “enough talking, let’s ball,” followed by a mic drop. At 16-0, they’ve certainly done that, and now Calipari’s “Let’s Ball” had been turned into a very trippy 8-bit music video by the folks at The Courier-Journal. Would it shock anyone if this started playing at Rupp before games? Not us. We expect that it’ll get pretty big with the Kentucky bar and house party scene as well if the ‘Cats keep winning this year.[The Courier-Journal]
Video: Duke Basketball Released An Epic 55-Minute Video Celebrating The Blue Devils’ National Championship Run
DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 07: A general view of the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke University Blue Devils tip off at center court to begin their game on February 7, 2007 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. North Carolina won 79-73.(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Since Duke men’s basketball team won the national championship this past spring, many videos have been released celebrating the Blue Devils title. If you’re a Duke fan, you’ve probably watched all of them. None are better than the following one, though. Today, Duke released “Champions Forever: A Look at Duke’s Title Run.” It’s 55 minutes long and includes highlights, interviews, etc. It’s pretty great and definitely worth your time if you’re a Blue Devils’ fan. Video