President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has dismissed the Deputy Minister for International Cooperation and Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Thomas Kaydor.According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf said his dismissal is due to behavior unbecoming of a senior government official as an investigation proceeds by the Ministry of Justice with the misuse of Japanese Grant Funds by officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.The Liberian Chief Executive has also dismissed Assistant Minister for Legal Affairs, Mr. Jeddi Armah for the authorization of a passport to a Ministry staff that did not comply with policy.President Sirleaf has directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Augustine Ngafuan, to suspend the Director of Passport, Mrs. Finda Davies, for one month on the job without pay for carrying out instruction by issuing a passport even though it was clear that there was a violation.These decisions take immediate effect.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Both teams played their regular season in the league’s North Black Division, with the Trackers concluding their season in third, with a record of 14-17-1, while the Barons wrapped up the regular season in sixth, at 5-24-3.When comparing the match-up between the two teams, the Trackers enter as the heavy favourites. The divisional rivals played each other five times during the regular season, and despite the Barons winning the first tilt on November 2, 5-4, the Trackers dominated the remainder of the season series, sweeping the last four games, while outscoring the Barons 22-7 in the process, which includes a 6-0 shutout victory on December 22.Examining the goals for and against also favours the Trackers, as Fort St. John’s Midget team scored 104 goals in the regular season, while allowing 121 against. Fort McMurray scored 74 goals throughout the season, while allowing 164.- Advertisement -Another advantage for the Trackers is the location of the series, as the team will play all three games on home ice. Friday’s game will be played in Dawson Creek, Saturday’s in Fort St. John, and then Sunday, if necessary, the series wraps up where it began, in the Mile-0-City.Tonight’s game in Dawson Creek hits the ice at 8 p.m., Saturday’s matinee will be played at 3 p.m. at the North Peace Arena, while Sunday’s game will begin at 12:15.
Middle East captain Danny Curran pictured alongside teammate Cian Tobin and GAA icons Pat Spillane and Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh at the World GAA Games in Abu Dhabi.Former Gaoth Dobhair and Donegal U21 stars Danny Curran and James Carroll have helped power the Middle East representative side into the final of the World GAA Games in Abu Dhabi.The side is captained by Curran while his former teammate Carroll leads the line in attack.They booked their place in today’s semi-final by comprehensively winning all their group games yesterday. Earlier today then won their semi-final clash and secured a place in this evening’s final where they’ll face the Middle East B team.The tournament is the first of its kind in the region and has been attended by thousands of Irish diaspora now living and working in the Middle East.It has attracted a whole host of GAA dignitaries including Pat Spillane, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Joe Brolly.The standard of player is extremely high and many of teams have former inter-county stats in their ranks. Among Curran and Carroll’s colleagues are former Wexford captain Andreas Doyle and Roscommon player Peter Domican. FORMER GAOTH DOBHAIR DUO DRIVE MIDDLE EAST SIDE INTO THE FINAL OF THE WORLD GAA GAMES was last modified: March 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Abu DhabiDanny CurrandonegalGAAGaoth DobhairJames CarrollMiddle EastWorld Games
Maybe the Aussies want their share of missing link notoriety; an unusual fish with bony fins has been discovered in western Australia, reported in Nature.1 The bigger the splash a missing link makes for reporters, the better. The story on Science Daily said, “A fossil fish discovered in the West Australian Kimberley has been identified as the missing clue in vertebrate evolution, rewriting a century-old theory on how the first land animals evolved.” The discoverers named it Gogonasus after the Gogo Station near where it was found. They claim this little fossil fish, claimed to be over 380 million years old, is “the ultimate ‘Mother’ of all tetrapods.” OK, so what is special about this fish, compared to other alleged tetrapod ancestors? Science Daily wrote,The fossil skeleton shows the fish’s skull had large holes for breathing through the top of the head but importantly also had muscular front fins with a well-formed humerus, ulna and radius – the same bones are found in the human arm.Actually, no baseball pitcher could operate with a borrowed Gogonasus arm, but this means that the structure and arrangement of the bones (i.e., one upper-arm bone and two lower-arm bones) was established early on in the fossil record. Moreover, this “proves that features of land-living tetrapods (four-legged vertebrates) evolved much earlier in their evolutionary history than previously thought,” according to team member Erich Fitzgerald. They think this fish lived at a pivotal time for all subsequent evolution, “from dinosaurs, to kangaroos, and ultimately, us humans.” One problem is that, till now, scientists thought tetrapods evolved in the northern hemisphere. Tiktaalik, you recall, was found in the arctic (04/06/2006). The actual paper gets into some messy details that complicate the simple missing-link angle. “Unexpectedly, Gogonasus shows a mosaic of plesiomorphic and derived tetrapod-like features,” Long et al wrote. Plesiomorphic invokes the notion of a generalized similarity, where derived hints at an ancestral lineage. Where do they decide to put it in the tree along with other alleged missing link candidates?Whereas the braincase and dermal cranial skeleton exhibit generalized morphologies with respect to Eusthenopteron or Panderichthys, taxa that are traditionally considered to be phyletically close to tetrapods, the presence of a deeply invaginated, wide spiracle, advanced internal spiracular architecture and near-horizontal hyomandibula are specialized features that are absent from Eusthenopteron. Furthermore, the pectoral fin skeleton of Gogonasus shares several features with that of Tiktaalik, the most tetrapod-like fish. A new phylogenetic analysis places Gogonasus crownward of Eusthenopteron as the sister taxon to the Elpistostegalia. Aspects of the basic tetrapod limb skeleton and middle ear architecture can now be traced further back within the tetrapodomorph radiation.Part of the problem is that they want this fish to represent an earlier contender for a tetrapod-wannabee yet it shares some similarities to the later Tiktaalik. Wherever it fits, there’s going to be some ’splainin’ to do:The conspicuously large spiracular opening (Fig. 1a-c) is proportionally similar to those recently reconstructed for Panderichthys and Tiktaalik. The pectoral fin endoskeleton of Gogonasus is described here for the first time (Fig. 2), the new specimen being the only known Devonian fish that shows a complete acid-prepared pectoral limb. There are some surprising similarities to the recently described pectoral fin in the advanced elpistostegalian Tiktaalik. As such features could indicate homoplasy between Gogonasus and early tetrapods, we present a revised character analysis to determine whether the new anatomical information supports a more crownward position for Gogonasus in the stem-tetrapod phylogeny.In other words, they invoke the old Darwinian explanation of convergent evolution (homoplasy) to explain why this early fish would have similar structures to a later one. For example, in the spiracle, “No previously described tetrapodomorph fish shows such a large spiracular opening, or a downward facing dermal lamina forming a posterior wall to the spiracular chamber, so the condition in Gogonasus is highly unusual,” they wrote. How to explain it? “This indicates that spiracular breathing might have evolved independently in some stem tetrapodomorphs.” Yet spiracular breathing is no simple single-mutation change. It would have involved multiple adaptations involving soft parts as well as bone—making independent convergence on the same pattern highly improbable. Another problem is that if this specimen is a perfect intermediate between two other candidates in terms of the angle of the spiracle,2 what’s it doing down under when the other fossils are up yonder? Getting into the fin bones, the authors state that various interpretations are possible. “Such features can be interpreted as either generalized (plesiomorphic) for Gogonasus and elpistostegalians, or shared apomorphies that unite them, and as such would exclude the rhizodontids and tristichopterids from the higher clade.” Indeed, their phylogenetic diagram (figure 3) shows two very different possible trees. Nothing in the paper suggests that there is any certainty to their favorite solution. There are plenty of “may have” and “might have” qualifiers in the text, and even their proposal overturns previous beliefs and raises new questions.3 They can only speculate about what environment any of the creatures lived in, and how different forms arrived at different parts of the globe. One other thing. Whatever happened, happened quickly. Based on the assumed dates of these bones, and the scatter of different specimens from China to Europe, from the arctic to Australia, “indicates that the initial radiation of tetrapods from elpistostegalian fishes, with evidence currently confined to the northern hemisphere landmass of Euramerica, was probably an extremely rapid global event.”1Long et al, “An exceptional Devonian fish from Australia sheds light on tetrapod origins,” Nature advance online publication 18 October 2006 | doi:10.1038/nature05243; Received 4 June 2006; Accepted 11 September 2006; Published online 18 October 2006.2Ibid, “The shallower angle of the spiracular chamber margin in Gogonasus (Fig. 1g) is a perfect intermediate morphology between the deeper spiracular chamber of Eusthenopteron (Fig. 1h) and the almost horizontal chamber of Panderichthys (Fig. 1f). However, in having the entopterygoid located lateral to the ventral opening of the spiracular tract, the condition in Panderichthys is more derived than either Eusthenopteron or Gogonasus.3e.g., “Our new phylogeny replaces the tristichopterid Eusthenopteron as the typical fish model for the fish-tetrapod transition. It also raises the question of what environment the immediate stem group of the elpistostegalians inhabited. The marine environment inhabited by Gogonasus is in accord with the marginal marine environments of some elpistostegalians (Panderichthys, Elpistostege, Tiktaalik) and the tetrapod Tulerpeton. Such observations support a model in which the first tetrapods, like their immediate piscine sister taxa, were capable of marine dispersal, thus explaining the widespread global distribution achieved shortly after their first appearance in the late Frasnian.When you read scientific papers, with all their unknowns, all their qualifiers and disclaimers and uncertainties and admissions of doubt and lack of evidence, then read the popular news reports gleaming with confidence and glittering generalities glibly stating how some new fossil proves evolution, it gets really disgusting. Any Darwin Party advocate holding up a stack of science journals at a school board meeting and claiming they represent mounds of evidence backing up Charlie’s wacko story about humans coming from bacteria is either a charlatan or a dupe of the popular press. When you hear a wild, reckless claim like “This is the mother of all tetrapods!” don’t be a sucker. Read the original source paper like we do. It has the fine print. It suggests a revised claim that, unfortunately, makes for a very poor sound bite for reporters: something like:If we could figure out how these shallow-water inhabitants got from Australia to the arctic, and if we had the soft parts, and if we understood how morphological features could appear and disappear and re-appear within a Darwinian mechanism, and if we could unscramble these mosaics and redistribute them into lineages, and if we had the vaguest idea of what kind of environments the creatures actually lived in, and if we could rule out the possibility (as in Coelacanth) that the observed bones were used for other purposes other than what we expect, and if we could wiggle out of the Lamarckian charge of orthogenesis, and if we could somehow connect these morphological differences to beneficial mutations that natural selection could act on (with no purpose or goal in mind that they might prove advantageous on land, if both the breathing apparatus and the fin bones were to get lucky at the same time), then we might be able to make the claim that our particular fossil fits somewhere in an ancestral relationship to tetrapods, however controversial, that could be a contender in scientific conferences, and could get us some powerpoint slides that won’t be criticized, and might get us some brief popularity at the closing dinner, and maybe even a question from a reporter, or at least avoidance of ridicule, until our rivals find something else the following spring that blows our entire scheme out of the water.That, discerning students, is how real Darwinism is done.(Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Dinosaur-Era Living Fossil and how God Teaches Kids About Creationby Sal CordovaRecently yet another living fossil shark was found. Newsweek announced, “Prehistoric, Dinosaur-Era Shark With Insane Teeth Found Swimming Off Coast of Portugal.” For more photos, see The Independent and Slate.com.Given that a shark can take 18 years to mature, using 20 years as an approximate time for a generational cycle, the “fossil” shark underwent about 400,000 generations and was still a shark! This raises the question why should we expect any fish even after a few million generations to become an eagle as the Darwinists insist is the case?I spent the last 3 months arguing on the internet with evolutionary biologists including a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Joe Felsenstein. They could never explain why, in light of the evidence of “living fossils,” they would expect after N-generations a fish would be anything other than a fish.The Darwinian tale goes like this:Once upon a time, there were these fish called Sarcopterygiians. One of the Sarcopterygiians was a lungfish, one was a coelacanth, and the other had no name—no exact fossil—but remains a missing link to this day. This missing link called some sort of Tetrapodomorpha (‘four-footed shape’).The coelacanth gave birth to other coelecanths and after hundreds of millions of years is still a coelacanth.The lungfish gave birth to other lungfish, and after hundreds of millions of years is still a lungfish.Yet, this unnamed missing-link-of-a-Sarcopterygiian sister fish evolved to become the ancestor of all foxes, turtles, frogs, cows, kangaroos, squirrels, giraffes, parrots, ostriches, penguins, lions, and other tetrapods.The frilled shark lives today, yet is found in fossils claimed to be 80 million years old. (Credit: SIC Noticias)So I kept pressing my evolutionary opponents, “why does the lungfish stay a lungfish for hundreds of millions of years, the coelacanth a coelacanth for hundreds of millions of years, yet their sister Sarcopterygiian fish for which we have no fossil, and no exact description, and which you insist erased itself from the planet and left no fossil with a name, that supposedly looked like a fish – why did this mythical fish do something different than its sister fishes and evolve to become tens of thousands of creatures like turtles, parrots and giraffes?” I essentially said, “doesn’t something look amiss to you evolutionists?”All of this reminded me of an incident a couple of years back. I was invited by some parents in my church to teach their kids about creation. I was explaining to the parents how Darwinists want to poison the kids’ minds by telling them, in essence, “your mommy and daddy came from a fish.” One of the children, a six year-old boy, overheard the conversation and said emphatically, “that’s stupid.”The incident brought to mind the words of Jesus:“I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children” (Matthew 11:25).Ed. note: See also Psalm 8:2, “Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.” The foes of God these days are the materialists and evolutionists. The strength of infants is in their common sense.Salvador Cordova has appeared on National TV, radio shows, newspapers, books and magazines for his work in promoting Intelligent Design and Creation Science. He is a former scientist and engineer in the aerospace and defense industry and presently serves as a professor and researcher in the area of Christian apologetics at small Bible College. He has 4 science degrees including an MS in Applied Physics from Johns Hopkins University and is presently working on a PhD. See his author profile for his previous articles.(Visited 968 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
The Xbox One may have made its photo op, but one big question remains: price. With so many advanced features on board, it’s hard to imagine that the console will be able to match the $299 bill of its predecessor’s base model. If Microsoft really wants to stave off the competition when the console becomes available—”later this year,” executives said—the Xbox One’s price tag needs to be as impressive as its spec sheet.Photos by Taylor Hatmaker for ReadWrite 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App taylor hatmaker Don Mattrick takes the stage for the biggest reveal moment of the day: the name of Microsoft’s new console.If the Today Show is any indication, the Xbox ain’t just for l33t gamers these days — it’s a console designed for the whole family.Microsoft’s new Xbox Live design takes after the successful formula of its predecessor rather than reinventing the wheel.The Xbox One’s multitasking chops on display, featuring a live Skype video chat demo.With a demo of Call of Duty: Ghosts for the Xbox One, FPS fans are in understandable throes of ecstasy today. The new shooter will take the hit franchise in a new direction, setting the player up as the underdog in a ragtag team of post-apocalyptic warriors, who are presumably ghost-like in some capacity.Since we can only assume that a handful of gamers out there won’t be so into the Today Show thing, Forza Motorsport 5 will launch with the Xbox One. Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Today in Redmond, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, its vision for the future of home entertainment. The Xbox One will expand Microsoft’s Xbox agenda well beyond gaming, blurring the boundaries of gaming and interactive TV further than ever.Let’s take a look.The Xbox One isn’t much of a departure when it comes to design — but the tech under the hood is on steroids and then some.With integrated Blu-Ray, Kinect and a whole new batch of hyper-responsive voice and gesture controls, Microsoft is angling for casual gamers and the hardcore set alike.Microsoft’s “futureproof” Xbox One features a reimagined (but not wholly reinvented) controller with developer-programmable buttons and “vibrating impulse triggers” that provide tactile feedback. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Microsoft hosted its Xbox One event in a tent at the center of at its Redmond, Washington Xbox campus. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#gaming#Microsoft#Xbox#xbox one
The Australian Women’s Open team’s final weekend training camp before the 2015 World Cup will look a little different to usual. The team will travel to the Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley, Brisbane this Saturday to take part in a day of training. The day will include a range of activities, including a photo shoot with a Super Hornet, over-pool obstacle course, meet and greet with a range of Air Force female personnel and a ‘social’ game against the Amberley team. After that it will be back on the field for a final training session in the lead up to the 2015 World Cup, which will be played from Wednesday, 29 April until Sunday, 3 May at C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour. Australian Women’s Open coach, Peter Bell said that the opportunity to participate in a day like this in the lead up to the World Cup was too good to miss. “The coaching staff had been looking for a variation to their usual/normal hard training sessions and in the lead up to the World Cup an opportunity to visit the RAAF Base came up,” Bell said. “We thought it would be good doing the ropes course out there as well as some interaction with personnel that actually represent their country in a more serious and important role – namely the security of our country. “We thought it would make for a good bonding opportunity too, given it was our last hit out before the World Cup. Most of the girls are so young I saw it as an educational opportunity as most of them wouldn’t know what a Super Hornet is let alone the enormity of the 60-plus different jobs that Air Force women do.”Group Captain Michael Gray said “it is a great opportunity for the RAAF to host Australia’s best players and have them interact with Air Force personnel. The Australian players are clearly dedicated, motivated and have great levels of fitness. Those traits are common with our Air Force people, many of who play Touch at various representative levels around Australia. “We are proud of the work-life balance that we offer our people. Sport, fitness and teamwork is an integral part of Air Force life and essential in all our challenging but rewarding positons.“We are really looking forward to hosting the team at our great facilities at Amberley and hopefully help them win the World Cup for Australia. Who knows we may even sign some up for a career in the Air Force afterwards!” For more information about jobs in the Air Force, please click on the following link – http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/airforce/jobsDirectory/Stay tuned to the TFA website and social media channels for stories and photos over the weekend:Website – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia Related LinksTouch World Cup
AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 30: A member of Auburn Tigers cheer team waves a flag during their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Auburn’s football team will be sporting new helmets this season. They’re not very different than the helmets they’ve sported in the past. The design is the same, but the finish is different – it’s metallic. A photo of the helmets came out in early August, but now we’ve got a video of the helmet. It looks great. Really good look at the metallic finish to the new facemask and helmet stripes for Auburn football @PhilHecken pic.twitter.com/ScoUwEq1dA— Clint Richardson® (@Clintau24) September 1, 2015Looks good, Tigers. Auburn opens its season Sept. 5 against Louisville.
THIRTEEN’s American Masters series presents the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement in A Fierce Green Fire, premiering nationally Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9-10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) in honor of Earth Day.The one-hour documentary chronicles one of the largest movements of the 20th century, and one of the keys to the 21st.Written, directed and produced by Academy Award-nominee Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties), American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire spans 50 years of grassroots and global activism from the 1960s-2009 and connects the major causes of environmentalism, from conservation to climate change. Narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende, the film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and has won acclaim worldwide.Inspired by the book of the same name by environmental journalist and film interviewee Philip Shabecoff, and informed by advisors like conservation biologist E.O. Wilson, A Fierce Green Fire unfolds in five acts, each with a central story and character, featuring vivid archival footage and new interviews that shed light on the battle for a living planet. The first four acts include success stories of people fighting for causes against enormous odds, and the fifth concludes with climate change.Act 1, narrated by Redford, focuses on the conservation movement of the 1960s, the Sierra Club and its Executive Director David Brower’s battle to halt dams in the Grand Canyon. Act 2, narrated by Judd, looks at pollution in the 1970s, spotlighting the fight led by film interviewee Lois Gibbs and other Love Canal (Niagara, N.Y.) residents to save their children from toxic waste. Act 3, narrated by Jones, features alternative ecology strands like Greenpeace and its famous campaigns to save whales and baby harp seals, including interviews with co-founders Paul Watson and Rex Weyler. Act 4, narrated by Allende, charts the rise of global resource crises in the 1980s with the struggle to save the Amazon rainforest, led by Chico Mendes and his fellow Brazilian rubber tappers, as its centerpiece. Act 5, narrated by Streep, tackles climate change and the 25-year effort to address this ongoing, global problem, featuring author/activist Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, a movement dedicated to solving the climate crisis.The film’s title is derived from pioneering ecologist Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac (1949), which describes his awakening after shooting a wolf while working as a U.S. Forest Service ranger: “We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes.”“The environmental movement is the biggest movement the world has ever seen, yet so broad and diffuse that we lack a larger sense of what it was about,” explains Kitchell. “A Fierce Green Fire is meant to take stock, explore the historical meaning, where we’ve come from and where we’re heading. A hugely ambitious undertaking, it has proved to be the greatest challenge of my career.”“A Fierce Green Fire furthers the story of the environmental movement that American Masters began exploring in 2011 with John Muir in the New World, which won an Emmy,” said Stephen Segaller, executive-in-charge of American Masters and vice president of programming for WNET. “The film is a series first because there is no ‘American Master,’ per se. Instead, we are featuring a movement made up of individuals and organizations worldwide that have left an indelible impression on America’s cultural landscape, and beyond.”Launched in 1986 by series creator Susan Lacy, American Masters has earned 26 Emmy Awards – including nine for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series since 1999 and five for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special — 12 Peabodys, an Oscar, three Grammys, two Producers Guild Awards, and many other honors.Now in its 28th season on PBS, the series is a production of THIRTEEN. WNET is the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, New York’s public television stations, and operator of NJTV. For more than 50 years, THIRTEEN has been a partner with the tri-state community, using its rich resources to inform and inspire the passionate people of New York and the world to better understand and address the issues that challenge our diverse communities.To take American Masters beyond the television broadcast and further explore the themes, stories and personalities of masters past and present, the companion website offers streaming video of select films, interviews, photos, outtakes, essays, and other resources. American Masters is also seen on the WORLD channel, a 24/7, full-service multicast channel featuring public television’s signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming, broadcast in nearly two-thirds of the United States.A Fierce Green Fire is a production of Mark Kitchell. Mark Kitchell is director, producer and writer. Marc N. Weiss is executive producer. Ken Schneider, Veronica Selver, Gary Weimberg, Jonathan Beckhardt and Robert Dalva are editors. Vicente Franco is cinematographer. Original music is by George Michalski, David Denny, Garth Stevenson, Randall Wallace and Todd Boekelheide. For American Masters: Susan Lacy is executive producer. Stephen Segaller is executive-in-charge.American Masters is made possible by the support of the National Endowment for the Arts and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding for American Masters is provided by Rosalind P. Walter, The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Rolf and Elizabeth Rosenthal, Jack Rudin, Vital Projects Fund, The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation, Michael & Helen Schaffer Foundation, and public television viewers. Funding for A Fierce Green Fire is provided in part by Gould Family Foundation; Farvue and Wallace Genetic Foundations; Sundance Institute Documentary Program and Fund with the Wallace Global Fund; California Council for the Humanities; Rick Rosenthal & Nancy Stephens; Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation; LEF Foundation; Nu Lambda Trust; Patagonia; Josephine Merck; Joshua Mailman; David Greenberg; Fred Gellert Family Foundation; Marion Hunt; Charlie Pendergast; James Kimo Campbell; Dan Gabel; Susan Schindler; Gary Ferdman; Steven Cohen; Sam & Betty Kitchell; and Tides Foundation.
Junior forward Ryan Dzingel (18) passes the puck during a game against Bowling Green Oct. 29 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 5-3.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorAfter nearly two weeks off, the Ohio State men’s hockey team welcomes Michigan State to Value City Arena for a weekend doubleheader.The Spartans (6-9-2, 0-1-1) are coming off of a 3-0 win over in-state rivals Michigan, while the Buckeyes (10-6-0, 0-2-0) swept Mercyhurst at the end of last month.Head coach Steve Rohlik’s team has now won seven of its last nine games, a stretch that has seen their goals per game average rise to 3.94, tied for second in the NCAA. Leading OSU’s scoring charge is junior Ryan Dzingel, whose five points in two games against Mercyhurst led to him being named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week.Meanwhile their opponents, the Spartans, have had a much tougher time putting the puck in the back of the net, with a 2.35 goals per game average that is last in the Big Ten. Like OSU they are looking for their first conference victory of the season.All of OSU’s opponents the rest of the season will be fellow Big Ten members, with nine of those games coming on the road. Friday night’s puck drop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., while Saturday’s is at 7:05 p.m.