‘Sad’ Federer hopes new Davis Cup lives up to promises

first_imgRoger Federer of Switzerland reacts to a lost point against Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia during his loss on Day 6 of the Miami Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 24, 2018 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPWhile unsure of the wisdom of this week’s sweeping Davis Cup reform, Roger Federer has called on tennis officials to make good on promises regarding the new-look competition.“I feel sad about it, you know, not to have the Davis Cup as it used to be. It will never be the same for the next generation,” the 20-time Grand Slam winner said on Saturday at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “I just hope that every penny of that mass of money will be paid for the next generation,” Federer said.Kosmos, an investment group led by Barcelona football star Gerard Pique with Japanese and Chinese support, will spend $3 billion over 25 years on the new event, which will do away with four rounds at home and away venues around the world throughout the year, culminating with the final between the last two teams standing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Instead there will be a one-week shoot-out among 18 nations, to be played in November at rotating venues.With nearly two decades in the game, the 37-year-old Federer has a long memory back to another mega-deal gone wrong which could have seriously damaged the ATP Tour. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Djokovic downs Cilic, edges closer to historic Cincy title “We’ve seen a similar situation way back when with the ATP Tour and it set us back in a big way,” he said. “I don’t want that to happen again.”That incident in 2000 stemmed from the bankruptcy of the Swiss ISL promotion firm that had promised to pay the Tour $1.2 billion over a decade for the rights to the elite Masters events.ISL suddenly went bust and the deal never came to fruition, although the ATP recovered nicely to its current dominating state in the men’s game.Federer won the Davis Cup with Switzerland over France in 2014 and played almost uninterruptedly from his 1999 debut until age 34 in 2015.“Clearly the ITF has never historically involved the players,” he said of the decision. “(The solution) is definitely flawed in some ways.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I’m all for innovation, and got to give them a chance to some extent. It will be interesting to see how it’s going to work.”Fellow former number one Novak Djokovic, a member of the 2010 winning Serbia side, shared many of the same Davis Cup sentiments with his Swiss rival but said something had to be done.“Change was inevitable for the format,” he said, adding that he has supported a format change “15 years ago, 10 years ago, five years ago, and today. So it hasn’t changed.“I’m really glad that, people of ITF are understanding the urgency of changing the format and the schedule. It was just not right, especially for the top players. In the last 10 years you could see that.“Very few top players have played consistently in the Davis Cup competition, which was, till recently, the only team, official team competition we have in our sport.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View commentslast_img read more

Minister Ferguson to meet NA hire car drivers

first_imgBerbice River taxis time change… no moves yet to further reduceBerbice Bridge tollsBerbice taxi drivers can expect some relief after Junior Public Infrastructure Minister Annette Ferguson pledged to meet with them to address their concerns over the amended operating hours of the water taxies.Hire car drivers picketing the T&HD office in NAFrom September 1, the speedboat service began operating from 06:00h until 09:00h and then again from 14:30h until 18:00h. Previously, the service operated between 06:00h and 18:00h.The taxi drivers, operating from the New Amsterdam Ferry Stelling, have complained that the change in the operating hours will severely affect their trade since it will limit the frequency of passengers who normally utilise their services after disembarking the boats.Minister Ferguson told a recent news conference that she intends to address these concerns to ensure everyone “enjoys a piece of the pie”.“In the past, we have received complaints from minibus operators about not getting a share in the pie because of the timings. So we took a conscious decision to have the timings rescheduled,” she explained, noting that the move to reschedule the operating hours was done to facilitate the bus drivers.But now, taxi drivers seem to be affected by this shift.“They are now complaining of now being able to get a daily bread. So I am expected to meet with them so we can have that addressed,” she stated.Nonetheless, the Minister indicated that the hire car operators are just being difficult since they had previously operated under similar circumstances without complaint.“Prior to the river taxies coming into operations, the Transport and Harbours department (T&HD) had a pontoon providing services and the time for the operations were between six in the morning to about 9:30 and then it resumed its operations from about two in the afternoon to five. So, it’s not a case whereby Government, or the Ministry, of the management of TH&D wants to take bread out of persons’ mouth. Those were in existence long before river taxies came into operations,” Ferguson explained.However, the Minister pledged her commitment to resolve the issue but she noted that decision may not be in favour of all stakeholders.BBCI shareholdersMeanwhile, close to 10 months after the reduction of the Berbice River Bridge tolls, Government on Wednesday said is yet to hold talks with shareholders on the further decrease in the fares.Government had indicated that it would work towards continuing the lowering of tolls, with January 1, 2016 being the first move.However, Minister Ferguson disclosed that no progress has been made in this regard.After months of debate and negotiations between Government and the company, Government reduced fares to cross the Berbice Bridge by granting a $40 million subsidy to the Bridge Company.Government prior to its ascension to office had promised a toll reduction, but seemingly did not take into consideration the numerous legal and other issues involving such a move. As such, there was much debate between the Bridge Company, its shareholders and the Government over the issue.last_img read more

GWI proposes countrywide replacement of distribution networks

first_imgGuyana Water Inc (GWI) Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles said that there was an urgent need for the replacement of all water distribution networks countrywide.The call comes on the heels of the two breakages on Thursday in the water distribution networks at Vlissengen Road, in the vicinity of the Popeyes fast food outlet. The repairs to this distribution network are scheduled to be completed by tomorrow.At a press conference on Friday, at GWI’s headquarters, Dr Van West-Charles said that within the past three months, there have been six breakages and 10 overall for the year. He disclosed that the last three breakages have cost the utility company $15 million. The breakages are a direct result of the aged pipe infrastructure that currently exists in Georgetown.He added that “as we improve the water production for Sophia and central Georgetown, once those systems are up and running, it means that central Georgetown will receive higher water pressure, which can rupture the system”. It was also disclosed that the Public Utility Commission (PUC) has approved a fixed charge of $250 for the maintenance of all distribution networks countrywide. This charge is expected to come into effect from October 1, 2018.“One of the things I would like to put to the (GWI) Board for approval is to have Central Government advance the cost for the replacement of these lines over a number of years, to be agreed upon. Also, that part of the fixed charge that comes to us is directed towards that cost,” Dr Van West-Charles stated. The Managing Director said the issue has engaged the attention of the GWI for the past two years, adding that it was imperative that the matter was addressed urgently.last_img read more

Cahill urges clarity over Conte’s Chelsea future

first_imgThe former Italy and Juventus manager has been embroiled in a turbulent campaign marred by his feud with the club’s hierarchy over their failure to back his transfer plans.Conte is also said to have infuriated several Chelsea stars with his intense personality and regimented training sessions.Cahill believes a decision must be made one way or the other so Chelsea, whose fifth-placed finish in the Premier League means they miss out on Champions League football next season, can prepare for the new campaign.Asked what it would take for the Blues to move on and make the necessary close-season preparations, Cahill said: “Probably for the uncertainty to be put to bed and for whatever’s going to happen to happen.“It’s out of our hands. We have to try to deliver on the pitch. We fell short in some aspects this season but (on Saturday) we produced. The rest behind the scenes is not down to us.”Conte signed an improved contract last summer, but not an extension, to his three-year deal that expires in June 2019.And after winning the FA Cup the Italian said he “can’t change” and is a “serial winner”, effectively calling for the club, owned by Roman Abramovich, to back him or sack him.“All I can say is it’s been a great finish,” said Cahill. “If the manager stays on next year, he stays on.“If he doesn’t, he’s gone away with a Premier League and FA Cup. I think that’s something everyone at the club can be proud of. We really had to win this game to save the season.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea captain Gary Cahill celebrates winning the FA Cup at Wembley © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, May 21 – Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has called for “the uncertainty to be put to bed” over the future of Antonio Conte, with the Italian widely expected to be on his way out of the club.The Blues beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday as Conte won his second trophy in English football after capturing the Premier League title in his first campaign.last_img read more

Exclusive – Play-off final hero Nathan Redmond on Norwich’s Premier League return

first_imgFresh from firing Norwich City to Championship play-off final victory over Middlesbrough at Wembley, Nathan Redmond joined Call Collymore to reflect on the Canaries’ dramatic promotion.Redmond and striker Cameron Jerome both netted within the opening 15 minutes at the Home of Football to seal Norwich’s immediate return to the Premier League.The 21-year-old was in fine form in front of 85,000 Canaries fans who made the short trip from East Anglia, and will follow up what has been an impressive season with the England Under-21s squad, as they travel to the Czech Republic for the European Under-21 Championship.And Redmond tells Stan that the Young Lions will go to Prague with one thing on their mind – victory!Listen to Call Collymore’s interview with Norwich star Nathan Redmond in full above!last_img read more


first_imgThe Cathedral Quarter in Letterkenny will be hosting a Heritage Treasure Hunt this Saturday, 8 August at 7.45pm.Letterkenny’s Church LaneRegistration for the event takes place at Dillon’s Hotel at 7.15pm.The committee has changed the time to accommodate people who want to cheer on Donegal against Mayo on TV. “We hope that people who are in the town for the Old Letterkenny Reunion will come along for a bit of fun. The Heritage Treasure Hunt is on foot and people can either individually or in teams of teams of two.“The Questions on the Hunt will be based on the Cathedral Quarter area but will stray onto the equally historic High Road area. There will be a winners and runners up prizes for the individual category and team category.”The individual and team with the most answers correct in the best possible time will be the winners. Cost of entry is €5 for an individual and €10 per team. Winners will be announced in Dillons after the Treasure Hunt.Money raised will go towards ongoing projects on the Church Lane.Come along and enjoy the Hunt! UNIQUE HERITAGE TREASURE HUNT TO BE HELD IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: August 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more


first_img*Easter Camp*The club will hold an Easter Camp for children from the ages of 6 up on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of April from 10am to 2.30pm. The cost of the camp will be €40 and ‘Guess The Score’ cards will be available from underage managers to be used to cover the fee. This fee will then be used to provide a club bag and training top for all the children. Please be aware that the club will need to know numbers and sizes of children by this weekend in order to have the training tops in time. *Jigs and Reels DVD Showing*The DVD of last month’s collaborative fundraiser held in conjunction with Scoil Mhuire National School will be shown this Friday in Dusty’s Bar, Milford at 8.30pm. Come along and relive the great night that was had in the Silver Tassie*Ladies* CLG BnaG 3-9 Kilcar 1-8The senior ladies started this years Intermediate league campaign last Saturday with a home match against Kilcar and won on a scoreline of 3-9 to 1-8. Playing with a strong wind in the first half they led at the break 1-7 to 3 points. As was expected Kilcar came back strongly after the interval and with the help of a penalty managed to get back to within a point with five minutes to go. Fortunatley Milford’s experience showed as they held their nerve and goals from Bridgeen Devenny and Rachael Coyle gave the Ladies the perfect start to the new season. This was a very good result as the team were short a number of players and it showed what a great panel we have this year. Player of the match was Bridgeen Devenny and special mention should also go to Lianne Boyce who scored 1-4 on her senior debut*Minors*Downings 2-12 CLG BnaG 2-12The minors were unlucky to only come away with a draw in their clash away to Downings on Sunday past. They went it half time 8 points to 7 ahead but a poor spell in the second half left them 5 points behind going into the closing stages. The boys responded fantastically to go 1 point ahead with time played before Downings equalised in the 6th minute of injury …time. Best for Milford on the day were Dylan Hegarty, Hugh McMenamin and Jason McConigley.Team: Caolan Bolton, Gavin Grier, Shay Durning, Brandon Toye, Darragh Black (0-1), Dominic Hull, Kane Barrett (0-5), Jason McConigley, Emmett Conaghan, Dylan Hegarty (1-5), Hugh McMenamin (1-1), Dara McGettigan, Odhran Coll. Subs: Finian Ferry, Jason Scullion, Cormac Toland, Jamie Heena*Club Newsletter – Emails Required* The club wishes to establish a newsletter that can be emailed out to all interested parties on a weekly basis, if you would like to be included on this mailing list please text your name and email address to 0863400082 or email it to milforddonegalgaa@gmail.com.*Donegal U21s*The club would like to wish Christopher ‘Chippie’ Barrett the very best of luck as he lines out for the Donegal U21s against Tyrone on Wednesday 20th March in Healy Park, Omagh. Throw-in is at 8pm and admission is €10 for adults/€5 for Senior Citizens and U16s are free. Micky McGlynn is also involved in this squad as the physio*Club Membership* Please note that club membership is now due. Membership rates are €20 for adults, €10 for children, and €50 per family. Alternatively you can download a standing order form from the club website (www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie) for the weekly club lotto. Entry to the lotto database costs €17 per month which also entitles you to 11 weeks free entry to the lotto as well as full family membership. PLEASE NOTE: The club will only source Donegal tickets for fully paid up members as of the 17th of March.*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 10-14-17-20. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winners gets €25 each. The winners were: Joanne Duggan, Charlie McGarvey, & Brendan & Christina Ward. Next weeks Jackpot is €5,780.*Sen/Res/u21/Minor Training*Training for all Senior, Reserve, U21 and Minor players continues every Wednesday at 7pm at the pitch in Milford. If for any reason you are unable to attend let the management know.*Ladies Training*Training continues at the pitch every Wednesday at 6.30pm and Saturday morning at 10am.*U14 Training*The U14’s have training every Friday at Fern from 5.30pm to 7pm.with League starting at the start of March it is important we get everyone out. Managers are Darragh Kelly and Gerry Crossan.*U12 Training Change*U12 training will now take place on Mondays at 5.30pm at the pitch in Milford. All welcome.*U10 Training*Milford GAA U10 Training continues on Friday at 6.00pm at Moyle View Park. Please bring Gumshields and a drink.*U8 Fundamentals*U8 fundamentals training begins this Friday from 6-7 in the Milford convent gym. Registration will also take place at 6pm. Any parents wishing to help out in any way are more than welcome to attend.*Milford GAA Club Gear*Club gear is now available to order. The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts. There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page. Orders can be placed with either Barry on 086-3400082 or Aidan on 087-1223177.Hoodies (Kids 5-11: €29.99. Kids 13-14: €38. Adults S-XXL: €39.99)Track top (13/14 – Adult XXL: €38)Windcheater (Adult S-XXL: €23)Hat (€7.50)Polo Shirts (Navy) (13/14 – Adult XXL: €29.99)Training T-Shirt (Kids 5-11: €18. Kids 13-14: €19.99. Adults S-XXL: €23)Initials can be added at an additional €2 each*Conversational Irish Classes*Conversational Irish classes continue every Wednesday at 7pm in the clubhouse at Moyleview Park. Adults and children welcome. Admission: Adults €2, Children €1. The classes will be for 1.5 hours and refreshments will be providedGAA NEWS: MILFORD CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 20th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Milford GAA club noteslast_img read more


first_imgThe Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon club had a turnout of over thirty members and non members on Friday for the information night on triathlon topics.The crowd that turned up at Letterkenny 24/7’s meeting.The presentation lasted three hours and it was informative and well presented.On sunday it was the turn of the juniors where the first training camp of 2014 was held in aura with an enthusiastic group of youngsters coached by club members. Further training camps will be advertised and will be open to children aged between eight and sixteen. On the racing front Aidan Callaghan ran well in the Ulster intermediate cross country in Lurgan over 10k in typical cross country conditions.Fin Begley, despite a mishap at the start, finished strong in the women’s masters event over 4k while Cathal Roarty ran in the 8k masters race.It is possble to now book on line on the triathlon ireland website for the club duathlon on the ninth of March. Other events for the diary are the Buncrana duathlon 16th of march the Saint Eunans duathlon ninth of february and the club try a tri on the 27th of April.Club training continues Wednesday pool sesion at eight at Aura , Thursday track session at 8pm at Aura and cycle session leaving Aura at nine thirty .    TRIATHLON – LARGE CROWD TURNS OUT FOR LETTERKENNY 24/7 MEETING was last modified: January 26th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:letterkenny 24/7Triathlonlast_img read more

Man rushed for emergency surgery after vicious dog attack

first_imgA man had to receive emergency surgery for facial injuries after being attacked by a dog in Donegal Town.Gardai have confirmed the incident happened on Sunday morning last.The man was taken to Galway Unversity Hospital for specialist treatment. The dog was later taken into the care of the local dog warden and was put down.Gardai have appealed to dog owners to keep control of their dogs.Man rushed for emergency surgery after vicious dog attack was last modified: October 3rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

Microbes Talk More than People Do

first_imgHow Intelligent Design Explains What Evolutionary Theory Missesby Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.Communication seems to be a basic element of all ecological relationships. Humans and animals communicate amongst each other in many ways—even when they do not share a common language. Interesting new research out of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) documents that communication even occurs between different kinds of micro-organisms. They have discovered some of the system elements showing how some bacteria and fungi utilize volatile organic compounds (VOCs), known as terpenes (7/23/16), as a medium to convey communication between each other. This discovery formed the basis of NIOO’s surprising press release headline, “The world’s most spoken language is…Terpene.”Research leader Paolina Garbeva’s team discovered that a soil-dwelling bacterium, Serratia plymuthica PRI-2C, responds by becoming motile and producing a terpene of its own, sodorifen, when exposed to VOCs emitted by the fungus Fusarium culmorum. [1]The world’s most spoken language is…Terpene. Micro-organisms communicate with each other – and the rest of the world – through smells.—NIOO press releaseMicroorganisms in soil appear capable of sensing changes in ratios of VOCs in their environment, and then self-adjust appropriately. Previous studies confirmed that VOCs are used as signaling molecules (a.k.a. “infochemicals”) for inter-species microbial communications. The research team investigated how VOCs are “perceived as signals” within microorganism relationships and then identify the regulatory genes and pathways involved in a response. The rhizosphere isolate S. plymuthica was grown either exposed or unexposed to VOCs emitted by F. culmorum. The bacterial transcriptome and proteome were analyzed under each situation to identify the molecular basis of the bacterial response to fungal VOCs.Using sophisticated biomolecular sequencers and sensors, they found S. plymuthica differentially expressed genes and proteins related to chemotaxis, motility, signal transduction, energy metabolism, the cell envelope, the terpene sodorifen, and several others. The production of sodorifen is likewise detected by F. culmorum and is “involved in this bacterial-fungal conversation.”The experiment is well-designed and the team employed impressive techniques to accurately isolate their results. Therefore, they conclude that “fungal volatile compounds induce production of” these differentially expressed compounds in S. plymuthica.What Needs ExplainingBut, have they arrived at a precise conclusion? Can a fungus really “induce” the expression of anything out of a bacterium given that the fungus has no access to the bacterium’s regulating elements controlling its gene products? The conclusion is misleading despite using rigorous techniques because key system elements that need to be identified or described to present a complete and accurate conclusion are omitted from their explanations. Their omissions are not uncommon in evolutionary scientific literature because the functions of organisms are not analyzed as if they were intelligently designed.The researchers observe a ubiquitous phenomenon that needs explaining: “interactions and communication among organisms are central to understanding any ecosystem. The essential role of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the communication with other organisms, also known as infochemicals, has been acknowledged for more than 30 years”. How can two distinct independent entities actually work together? Why is a chemical compound produced by one entity “information” or “perceived as signals” to another entity? Typically, a completely unsubstantiated narrative, “coevolution,” is inserted to plug the knowledge gap.The Nature of an InterfaceHowever, in order for two distinct independent entities to work together, they must be connected by an interface system. That some interface or bridging mechanism is an absolute for any interactions and communication to happen was recently reported in the Creation Research Society Quarterly. [2] Though they do not discuss any of the elements, in Schmidt’s report, both the fungus and the bacterium must have an interface with three indispensable interface elements:Authentication mechanisms to differentiate self and non-self entities.Protocol rules and processes governing exchanges of information and resources.A common medium of conditions mutually accessible to both entities.These three well-matched elements constitute the minimal interacting parts needed to attain the basic function of an interface. Removal of any one of the parts causes an interface system to effectively cease functioning.Thus, the control of self is always through its own innate systems. The result is self-adjustments upon detection of changed conditions (either internal or external.) Therefore, control of S. plymuthica when exposed or unexposed to VOCs emitted by F. culmorum is not by violating the distinct boundaries of S. plymuthica and directly manipulating its systems. F. culmorum produces a product, in this case VOCs, which is released into the environment (the common medium with S. plymuthica.) Protocols within S. plymuthica have specified these VOCs to be a stimulus, and on its external boundary is has a detector specific for those VOCs, while other protocols specify how to self-adjust the expression of its gene products. S. plymuthica becomes motile and produces a terpene of its own, sodorifen, which it releases into the common medium detected by F. culmorum—which it has specified to be a stimulus, augmented with the necessary specified sensor, and also self-adjusts according to its internal protocols—enabling this “bacterial-fungal conversation.”Can an Interface Evolve?Interfaces are hard to explain through an iterative process of death and survival, since the information within each entity functions in a way to foresee the outcome desired for each entity that will result from the relationship. These outcomes are a particular and necessary consequential end product of its own internal processes which start after it detects specific conditions (i.e., specified stimuli) by another non-self system. When Schmidt concludes that “fungal volatile compounds induce production of…”, she mistakenly moves from an exposure to a response—and skips all the vital system elements in between which actually explain how the conversation can happen.Schmidt, R. et al. 2017. Fungal volatile compounds induce production of the secondary metabolite Sodorifen in Serratia plymuthica PRI-2C. Scientific Reports. 7(862): 1-14. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-00893-3 ]Guliuzza, R. J. and F. Sherwin, 2016. Design Analysis Suggests That Our “Immune” System Is Better Understood as a Microbe Interface System. Creation Research Society Quarterly. 53 (2):27-43.The conclusions from the research by Schmidt et al could have been better informed through an understanding of intelligent design. In human-designed entities, 100% of functional causality originates from within the object designed. When seeking to discern the true cause for the interplay of elements found between organisms, intelligent design methodology describes all, but only tangible, system elements. By neither omitting nor concocting anything that might confuse accuracy, intelligent design methodology helps prevent biological causality from being mis-ascribed to mystical expressions of environmental agency producing an unsubstantiated outcome such as coevolution.Dr. Randy Guliuzza is National Representative for theInstitute for Creation Research (ICR). See his Author Profile. (Visited 364 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more