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More Cool Stuff NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover autonomously selects some targets for the laser and telescopic camera of its ChemCam instrument. For example, on-board software analyzed the Navcam image at left, chose the target indicated with a yellow dot, and pointed ChemCam for laser shots and the image at right. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL/CNES/IRAP/LPGNantes/CNRS/IASJPL’s Mars rover Curiosity is now selecting rock targets for its laser spectrometer — the first time autonomous target selection is available for an instrument of this kind on any robotic planetary mission.Using software developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Curiosity is now frequently choosing multiple targets per week for a laser and a telescopic camera that are parts of the rover’s Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument. Most ChemCam targets are still selected by scientists discussing rocks or soil seen in images the rover has sent to Earth, but the autonomous targeting adds a new capability.During Curiosity’s nearly four years on Mars, ChemCam has inspected multiple points on more than 1,400 targets by detecting the color spectrum of plasmas generated when laser pulses zap a target — more than 350,000 total laser shots at about 10,000 points in all. ChemCam’s spectrometers record the wavelengths seen through a telescope while the laser is firing. This information enables scientists to identify the chemical compositions of the targets. Through the same telescope, the instrument takes images that are of the highest resolution available from the rover’s mast.AEGIS software, for Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science, had previously been used on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, though less frequently and for a different type of instrument. That rover uses the software to analyze images from a wide-angle camera as the basis for autonomously selecting rocks to photograph with a narrower-angle camera. Development work on AEGIS won a NASA Software of the Year Award in 2011.“This autonomy is particularly useful at times when getting the science team in the loop is difficult or impossible — in the middle of a long drive, perhaps, or when the schedules of Earth, Mars and spacecraft activities lead to delays in sharing information between the planets,” said robotics engineer Tara Estlin, the leader of AEGIS development at JPL.The most frequent application of AEGIS uses onboard computer analysis of images from Curiosity’s stereo Navigation Camera (Navcam), which are taken routinely at each location where the rover ends a drive. AEGIS selects a target and directs ChemCam pointing, typically before the Navcam images are transmitted to Earth. This gives the team an extra jump in assessing the rover’s latest surroundings and planning operations for upcoming days.To select a target autonomously, the software’s analysis of images uses adjustable criteria specified by scientists, such as identifying rocks based on their size or brightness. The criteria can be changed depending on the rover’s surroundings and the scientific goals of the measurements.Another AEGIS mode starts with images from ChemCam’s own Remote Micro-Imager, rather than the Navcam, and uses image analysis to hone pointing of the laser at fine-scale targets chosen in advance by scientists. For example, scientists might select a threadlike vein or a small concretion in a rock, based on images received on Earth. AEGIS then controls the laser sharpshooting.“Due to their small size and other pointing challenges, hitting these targets accurately with the laser has often required the rover to stay in place while ground operators fine tune pointing parameters,” Estlin said. “AEGIS enables these targets to be hit on the first try by automatically identifying them and calculating a pointing that will center a ChemCam measurement on the target.”From the top of Curiosity’s mast, the instrument can analyze the composition of a rock or soil target from up to about 23 feet (7 meters) away.“AEGIS brings an extra opportunity to use ChemCam, to do more, when the interaction with scientists is limited,” said ChemCam Science Operation Lead Olivier Gasnault, at the Research Institute in Astrophysics and Planetology (IRAP), of France’s National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University of Toulouse, France. “It does not replace an existing mode, but complements it.”The U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico leads the U.S. and French team that jointly developed and operates ChemCam. IRAP is a co-developer and shares operation of the instrument with France’s national space agency (CNES), NASA and Los Alamos.The Curiosity mission is using ChemCam and other instruments on the rover as the vehicle investigates geological layers on lower Mount Sharp. The rover’s extended mission is analyzing evidence about how the environment in this part of Mars changed billions of years ago from conditions well suited to microbial life — if life ever existed on Mars — to dry, inhospitable conditions. For more information about Curiosity, visit http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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News Updates”Medical Infra of State In Shambles, Don’t Be Like Ostrich With Head In Sand”: Delhi High Court To Delhi Govt Shreya Agarwal6 May 2021 10:13 PMShare This – xA division bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli of the Delhi High Court which has been hearing a batch of petitions on oxygen shortage in Covid-19 management in Delhi, lay down in its order on Thursday, that the medical infrastructure of the capital has been totally exposed and “put to test”. Upon protest by the Delhi Govt counsel, Sr. Adv. Rahul Mehra, against the said remark, the court said that the health infrastructure is indeed in shambles and that the counsel must not behave like an ostrich with its head in the sand.Mehra objected to the statement saying that while the infrastructure was “struggling”, it was so for various reasons, including the shortage of allocation of oxygen from the Centre, and the court may kindly not say that the infrastructure was “in shambles”.Mehra submitted that 15,000 more beds were in the “pipeline”, substantiating his point, however, the court refused to accept the same, saying, “Pipeline is pipeline.”The bench said to Mehra, “When you defend such a position you aren’t rising above the politics. You know we always call a spade, a spade.”Referring to a particular case where an advocate had approached Court for an ICU bed for his brother-in-law but passed away by the time the same was arranged, the court asked Mehra, “What answer did we have for his family?”The court was hearing a petition where another person had approached it seeking directions to the Union of India and the Delhi Government to provide him an ICU bed as he was critically suffering after having contracted the Corona virus.Stating that it was getting such petitions everyday and the concern had to be addressed, lest the court merely become a channel between individuals and authorities, the bench said that while the petitioner did indeed have the right to life guaranteed under Art.21 of the Constitution, merely because he had approached Court, while thousands of others couldn’t, he couldn’t be given any preferential treatment over the others.However, it was definitely the responsibility of the state to ensure that his right to life wasn’t violated and that he was provided any medical facility he needed, be it a regular hospital bed, an ICU bed or an ICU bed with ventilator facility.TagsDelhi High Court Oxygen Shortage Covid-19 Delhi Government Justice Vipin Sanghi Justice Rekha Palli Next Story
The Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) project aims at developing a comprehensive understanding of and accurate predictive capacity of ocean responses to accelerating global change and the consequent effects on the Earth system and human society. Understanding the changing ecology and biogeochemistry of marine ecosystems and their sensitivity and resilience to multiple drivers, pressures and stressors is critical to developing responses that will help reduce the vulnerability of marine-dependent human communities. This overview of the IMBER project provides a synthesis of project achievements and highlights the value of collaborative, interdisciplinary, integrated research approaches as developed and implemented through IMBER regional programs, working groups, project-wide activities, national contributions, and external partnerships. A perspective is provided on the way forward for the next 10 years of the IMBER project as the global environmental change research landscape evolves and as new areas of marine research emerge. IMBER science aims to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary and integrated research that addresses key ocean and social science issues and provides the understanding needed to propose innovative societal responses to changing marine systems
Tags: Delta/Juab/Manti/North Sevier/North Summit FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMANTI, Utah-Friday afternoon, Manti High School hosted the annual Temple View Track & Field Invitational with numerous 1-A, 2-A and 3-A schools participating, including many who are part of the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network coverage area.The first champion of the day was North Summit’s Maggie Zwahlen in the girls’ 3200-meter run, posting a time of 11:47.80. Richfield’s Avery Foster placed fifth overall in the event, in a time of 13:58.03.Monticello’s Adam Bunker won the boys’ 3200-meter run in a time of 10:05.86, with Hayden Harward of Richfield placing second at 10:06.41. Manti’s Jordan Cheney finished fifth overall in a time of 10:22.68.The girls’ 100-meter hurdles champion was North Sevier’s Mayci Torgerson, who ran them in a time of 16.87 seconds. Star freshman, Melissa Crane of Richfield, placed second in a time of 17.29 seconds. Delta’s Savannah Nielson and Adi Nielson placed fifth and sixth respectively.The 110-meter hurdles champion for the boys was Delta’s Jaymen Brough in a time of 16.49 seconds with Cooper Parry of Manti placing second in 16.67 seconds and Juab’s McRay Stevens finishing third in a time of 16.97 seconds. Trevor Robinson of Manti placed fourth in the event and Josh Blauer, also of Manti, finished sixth.The girls’ 100-meter dash title was won by North Sapete’s Isabelle Hightower in a time of 13 seconds. Passion Reitz of Richfield placed second and Delta’s Jordyn Nielson finished third in the event.The girls’ high jump champion was North Summit’s Teesha Richins, with a leap of 5’1.” Delta’s Jordyn Nielson finished second with South Sevier’s Abbey Bastian finishing hird and Savannah Johnson and Kiysa Gorley of Delta tied for fifth overall in the event.The boys’ 100-meter champion was Grand’s Eli Hazlett in 11.55 seconds, while Parker Hightower of North Sanpete finished just behind at 11.56 seconds, placing second. McRay Stevens of Juab finished fourth and Lance Fowles of Manti placed fifth.In the girls’ 1600-meter (mile) run, North Summit’s Maggie Zwahlen placed first, giving her the sweep in the long-distance races, with a time of 5:35.35. Wasatch Academy’s Sheilah Cheruiyot placed third and her teammate, Ashley Lagat, placed fourth overall.The girls’ javelin championship was won by Delta’s Asha Anderson with a toss of 113-05 feet. North Sevier’s Kenzie Mason placed second and Abigail Woolsey of Richfield finished third. McCadey Goble of North Sevier placed fifth and Manti’s Kjerstin Birch finished sixth.The boys’ 4 x 100 relay title was won by the Delta Rabbits, which featured Trey Brough, Jaymen Brough, Dallin Draper and Derek Smith in a time of 44.88 seconds. North Sanpete placed third, Manti was fifth and Gunnison placed sixth.Delta won the girls’ 4 x 100 relay title as well, with Jordyn Nielson, Ashlee Nielson, Dani Nielson and Bridgette Christensen, running a time of 52.95 seconds for the Rabbits’ title. Piute placed third, North Sanpete was fourth, Manti placed fifth and Gunnison finished in sixth.The boys’ long jump title was won by Delta’s Trey Brough with a leap of 19-03.50 feet. Manti’s Travis Thomson placed third and Wesley Jensen of Piute finished fourth overall. Clarence Kool of Juab also excelled, finishing fifth in the event.The girls’ 400-meter dash saw Gunnison’s Jade Wimmer emerge as the champion in a time of 1:00.83, while Linzy Flinders of North Sanpete finished third and Kaylie Jenson of South Sevier placed fifth.In the boys’ 400-meter dash, Manti’s Riley Searle won in a time of 51.88 seconds, while his teammate, Jaden Sterner placed third and Karson Parish of North Sanpete placed fifth overall.The boys’ 1600-meter run was won by Grand’s Ryan Lewis in a time of 4:48.33, as Jordan Cheney of Manti placed second. Hayden Harward of Richfield finished fourth overall in the event.Mayci Torgersen of North Sevier ensued in her successful meet, by winning the 300-meter hurdles titles, sweeping both hurdles races crowns for the girls, in a time of 47.81 seconds. Delta’s Adi and Savannah Nielson finished second and third, respectively.The boys’ 300-meter hurdles crown was won by Delta’s Jaymen Brough in a time of 41.36 seconds, while McRay Stevens of Juab finished second and Manti’s Cooper Parry finished fifth overall.The girls’ shot put tile was won by South Sevier’s Morgan Blackburn with a toss of 25-06.50 feet. Kelsee Jarvis of Manti placed second and Piute’s Anna Wilde finished third.In the girls’ 800-meter run, Wasatch Academy’s Sheilah Cheruiyot took the title in a time of 2:30.69. Manti’s Madison Norris placed second and Richfield’s Jamie Holt finished third. Wasatch Academy’s Ashley Lagat and Purity Kattam placed fourth and sixth, respectively.North Sevier’s Mayci Torgerson won her third event of the meet in the girls’ long jump, posting a leap of 16-02.50 feet. Melissa Crane of Richfield was second and Ashlee Nielson of Delta placed third. Passion Reitz of Richfield finished fourth and Willow Kay of Juab placed sixth.Winning the boys’ 800-meter run title was Manti’s Jaden Sterner in a time of 2:07.03 while Riley Searle placed second, his teammate, at 2:08.43. Jordan Cheney, also of Manti, placed third, and Hunter Torgersen of Richfield finished sixth.The boys’ high jump was won by Delta’s Jaymen Brough, with a leap of 6’4.” His teammate, Trey Brough, placed third, and Jamal Mayoul of North Sanpete finished fifth.The girls’ medley was won by North Summit in a time of 4:31.05 while North Sanpete placed second at 4:43.42, Richfield was fourth at 4:48.89 and Manti and Delta finished fifth and sixth, respectively.In the boys’ medley, Grand placed first with a time of 3:50.37 while Richfield finished second at 3:56.07 and North Sanpete was third at 3:57.65. Delta also placed well, finishing fourth in a time of 4:01.80.The boys’ javelin title was won by Grand’s Dakota Johnson with a toss of 145-01. Chase Fowles of Delta and Brody Barson of Manti finished fourth and fifth, respectively.The boys’ 200-meter dash crown was won by North Sanpete’s Parker Hightower in a time of 22.95 seconds while Myan Baird and Connor Peterson of South Sevier finished fifth and sixth, respectively.Gunnison’s Jade Wimmer won the girls’ 200-meter dash crown in a time of 26.32 seconds, while Delta’s Jordyn Nielson finished second and Richfield’s Passion Rietz placed third.HURRICANE, Utah-Friday afternoon, the Millard Eagles’ boys and girls track teams got off to a solid start during Day 1 of the Hurricane Valley Rotary Invitational at Hurricane High School.Millard, along with Parowan and Enterprise, carried the banner proudly for smaller schools at this meet, which primarily consisted of Region 9 powers, as well as Class 6-A’s Hillcrest.In the girls’ 1600-meter run, Millard’s Katy Kelly placed fourth in a time of 5:32.39, and was only five seconds behind the winner, Pine View’s Jacey Finch.Additionally, Millard’s boys placed fifth in the medley relay, posting a time of 3:58.34, with a team consisting of Turner Koyle, Jaxon Wardle, Sam Marshall, Jayce Thompson and Braxton Robins.Wardle’s stellar efforts were not done yet, as he placed fourth in the javelin with a toss of 150-04 feet.After day one of competition at Hurricane, Millard’s boys netted 9 points, placing them 8th overall in the standings.Millard’s girls are presently in 9th place with 5.5 points thus far.The meet will resume Saturday. April 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local Track Roundup: 4/6 Written by Brad James
September 25, 2018 /Sports News – National Tim Tebow shares advice on how to seize the day in new book Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tim Tebow may take the cake when it comes to believing in your dreams.First he was a Heisman-winning football player. Then he took on his dream career of baseball.Now, the devout Christian athlete puts on his motivational hat with a new book, “This Is the Day: Reclaim Your Dream. Ignite Your Passion. Live Your Purpose.”First he was a Heisman-winning football player. Then he took on his dream career of baseball.Now, the devout Christian athlete puts on his motivational hat with a new book, “This Is the Day: Reclaim Your Dream. Ignite Your Passion. Live Your Purpose.”“We don’t know how many days we have and so I didn’t want to live a one-day life,” Tebow said Tuesday on “Good Morning America.” “I wanted to live a this-is-the-day life that I want to enjoy. I want to live life to the fullest.”He added, “That’s not something I wanted to put on Instagram as my hashtag. That’s something I wanted to come from my heart, to truly live it on purpose.”Inspired by his parents, Tebow shares his advice to help fans approach every day with the confidence and courage to find deeper meaning and success in their own lives. The book challenges readers to get off autopilot and stop waiting until tomorrow to reach their goals and dreams. Tebow believes no one is ever too young or too old to have purpose in this life and in this day.“I wanted to make conscious choices and decisions to start living that every single day, when my alarm went off, I was going to wake up knowing that this day was on purpose, to live out my dreams, live out my passion and, more than anything, live out my purpose,” he said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Tags: Weber State Wildcats Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN DIEGO (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and San Diego rallied in the second half to beat Weber State 83-66 in coach Sam Scholl’s debut in Tuesday night’s season opener.Trailing 32-25 at halftime, Olin Carter III’s 3-pointer sparked a 13-3 run capped by Alex Floresca’s jumper for a 44-39 Toreros lead with 14:12 left and San Diego led by as many as 18 the rest of the way after shooting 65 percent from the field in the half.Isaiah Wright and Carter scored 13 points apiece with Wright dishing eight assists. Yauhen Massalski scored eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds for San Diego, which shot 49 percent overall to Weber State’s 44 percent.Scholl was named San Diego’s acting head coach for the final four games of the 2017-18 season before getting the job on Easter Sunday.Cody John scored 22 points in his first action after missing two seasons with a back injury, and Israel Barnes added 12 for the Wildcats November 7, 2018 /Sports News – Local San Diego downs Weber State 83-66 in coach Scholl’s debut Associated Press
Home » Charity » Oof! Agents knuckle down to an evening of boxing and fund raising Oof! Agents knuckle down to an evening of boxing and fund raising5th June 201801,353 Views Estate agents in London last week raised £16,000 for a cancer charity at this years’ Rumble with the Agents boxing evening organised by TV star Paul Shamplina’s Landlord Action and sponsored by its parent company, Hamilton Fraser.Raising funds for local charity Cherry Lodge Cancer Care, the evening is unusual because property professionals with limited boxing experience fight each other in a ring surrounded by dining tables.Paul ShamplinaSome 260 people attended the evening at a Holiday Inn hotel in North London including wannabe pugilists from sales and letting agent Oscar Knight, workspace fit-out firm Area Square, property management firm The Happy Tenant company and – fittingly – dispute resolution provider the Property Redress Scheme.Now in its fourth year, the event has raised a total of £75,000 for local London charities and this year guests enjoyed a three-course meal, a raffle and a charity action with a stunning set of lots including sporting memorabilia signed by boxer Muhammad Ali, a signed Spurs shirt and an inked photo of pop star Ed Sheeran.Competitive bunch“I appreciate the concept of property and boxing do not appear as a natural fit for one another, but knowing what a competitive bunch property professionals are, I thought it would be a great opportunity to encourage some of those I have worked with over the years to join me in raising money for charity,” says Paul Shamplina.Patrick Brandrick“I would also like to give a special mention to Patrick Brandrick of Putney agent Oscar Knight Estate Agents, who, on his mission to get fit, lost over two stone in weight during training.”The event is part of a Summer-long fundraising effort by Shamplina on behalf of Cherry Lodge, which offers free support and advice to those who have been diagnosed with cancer.This includes an event on 22nd June when Shamplina will be taking to the ring himself with some stiff competition; ten fellow amateur boxers from around London. To sponsor Paul, visit his Just Giving page.Read more about Paul Shamplina.Landlord Action Property Redress Scheme Hamilton Fraser Paul Shamplina boxing Cherry Lodge Cancer Care 2018-06-05Nigel LewisAny comments? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Home » Charity » Fancy packing a punch in the industry? Fancy packing a punch in the industry?8th February 20190811 Views Evictions specialist Landlord Action is looking for estate agents and industry suppliers keen to take up boxing and compete at its fifth annual charity event on 23rd May in central London.Called Rumble with the Agents and this year held to raise funds for children’s charity Make-A-Wish UK, Landlord Action is seeking people with no boxing background to experience the “wonderful world of pugilism in a safe and enjoyable environment”, it says.To be held at a black tie event at the Holiday Inn hotel on Regents Park Road, last year Rumble with the Agents raised £16,000 for a cancer charity and was attended by 260 people.Rumble with the AgentsIt included a three-course meal, a raffle and a charity auction with a stunning set of lots including sporting memorabilia signed by boxer Muhammad Ali, a signed Spurs shirt and an inked photo of pop star Ed Sheeran.“When we started this event five years ago we had no idea whether it would take off or not but this year we even have people on the waiting list to box who didn’t get to do so last year. I’m so proud of everyone who has made it possible for us to raise a collective £75,000 for various charities.Since being established in the UK in 1986, Make-A-Wish has transformed the lives of more than 12,000 seriously ill children by turning their one true wish into a reality.For more information contact Rita Shamplina on email or call 07790 569501.Landlord Action Paul Shamplina Rumble with the Agents 2019-02-08Nigel LewisAny comments? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
× Pictured at their yearly reunion are the Saint Joseph’s of West New YorkHigh School (county and state ‘70-’71 champions – football, basketball, swimming, and chess) . Most noteable in picture fourth from right top row basketball center Richard Cosgrove(all county-state Jersey Journal/Dispatch) and also in picture center top row Juan Jimenez All County Basketball and world’s tallest Cuban at that time 7’0”. The party was held at Chan’s Dragon Inn in Ridgefield.
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support innovation and a successful life sciences industry in the UK keep the branded medicine bill affordable for the NHS improve patient access to medicines by getting the best value and most effective medicines into use more quickly The heads of agreement sets out how the voluntary scheme for branded medicines pricing and access will meet the following 3 objectives: The voluntary scheme is an agreement negotiated between DHSC, NHS England and the ABPI.DHSC is acting on behalf of the UK government, representing the governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.The full voluntary scheme document, if agreed, will be published later this year.
Sales were up for Maple Leaf Bakery UK, in a first quarter financial statement which saw parent company Canada Bread’s overall earnings slashed.The firm, which is 90% owned by Canadian-based Maple Leaf Foods, revealed that adjusted operating earnings were down 48% to $8.8 million (£5.44m) in 2012, compared to $16.7 million (£10.32m) last year. The firm put the drop down to a decline in fresh bakery volumes – a trend which it said has been experienced across the North American industry.However the Canada Bread said that “after adjusting for the sale of the company’s fresh sandwich product line in February 2011, the strategic exit from fresh and in-store bakery bread categories in the UK, and currency translation on sales in the US and UK, sales increased 2%”.Maple Leaf Bakery UK, which forms part of its frozen bakery arm, saw higher sales in the first quarter 31 March 2012, and an improved sales mix, according to its parent company. The UK bagel category also saw continued growth it said.
Each year, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) celebrates the achievements of a select group of Harvard University’s most accomplished alumni by awarding the Centennial Medal, the highest honor that the GSAS bestows. It was first awarded in June 1989, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of GSAS.Centennial medalists are alumni whose contributions to knowledge, to their disciplines, to their colleagues, and to society at large have made a fundamental and lasting impact. Medalists are invited to attend the Honorands’ Dinner, given for the University’s honorary degree recipients, and to join other dignitaries on stage during Commencement’s Morning and Afternoon Exercises in Tercentenary Theatre and during the GSAS Diploma Awarding Ceremony in Sanders Theatre.This year’s medal is being awarded on May 25 to a leading international scholar in mathematics, a well-traveled space scientist, a former university president who epitomizes grace under fire, and a historian who paints America’s past in vivid strokes.Solving the big problems Heisuke Hironaka (Ph.D. ’60, mathematics) is one of the premier mathematicians of his time. He achieved worldwide fame in 1964 for “Resolution of Singularities,” his solution to a central problem in algebraic geometry. In 1968 he became one of the first Japanese professors appointed at Harvard. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1970. Hironaka is one of the most widely known and acclaimed scholars in Japan, where he has had a broad influence on society and education. He became a celebrity after he was presented with the Order of Culture Award by the emperor in 1975, an honor he shares with conductor Seiji Ozawa. Between 1977 and 1991 Hironaka wrote or co-wrote 26 popular books on topics including discovery in science, education of children and young adults, creative thinking, and mathematics; he has been consistently interested in encouraging interest in mathematics among young people. After positions at Brandeis and Columbia universities, Hironaka joined the Harvard faculty in 1968. He later held a joint professorship at Kyoto University, and went on to become director of the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Kyoto from 1983 to 1985 and president of Yamaguchi University from 1996 to 2002. He also played an important role in founding the international Kyoto Prize, which since 1984 has been awarded annually in advanced technology, basic sciences, arts, and philosophy. Hironaka continues to be active in mathematical research and is currently working with groups in Spain, China, and Korea.Trailblazing in the next frontierJeffrey Alan Hoffman (Ph.D. ’71, astrophysics) is professor of the practice in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Hoffman started his career as a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, after which he worked on the research staff of the Physics Department at Leicester University in the United Kingdom and at MIT’s Center for Space Research. He was a NASA astronaut from 1978 to 1997, making five space flights and becoming the first astronaut to log 1,000 hours of flight time aboard the space shuttle. In all, he logged 21.5 million miles in space. Hoffman performed four spacewalks, including the first unplanned, contingency spacewalk in NASA’s history (STS 51D; April 1985) and the first repair/rescue mission for the Hubble Space Telescope (STS 61; December 1993), for which he gained wide appreciation. Following his astronaut career, Hoffman spent four years as NASA’s European representative. In August 2001, he joined the faculty at MIT, where he teaches space operations and design and space policy. Hoffman is also director of the Massachusetts Space Grant Alliance, responsible for statewide space-related educational activities designed to increase public understanding of space and to attract students into aerospace careers. His principal areas of research are advanced EVA systems, management of space science projects, and space systems architecture.Leadership in crisis and in calmRichard Lyman (Ph.D. ’54, history) is president emeritus and the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities emeritus at Stanford University. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1958 and held positions as professor of history, associate dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, and vice president and provost before serving as president of Stanford from 1970 to 1980. During the Vietnam War years, as students at Stanford and around the country rallied against the war, Lyman was at the forefront of efforts to limit campus unrest and prevent violence; he is credited on campus with having “saved Stanford.” From 1980 to 1988 Lyman was president of the Rockefeller Foundation, and from 1988 to his retirement in 1991 he was the founding director of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Lyman has served as a director of the Council on Foundations and chaired the board of Independent Sector; he is also a past chairman of the Association of American Universities. He served as a director of IBM Corp. and Chase Manhattan Corp., and as a member of the board of the World Affairs Council of Northern California and the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities. He is a member of the American Historical Association and the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds seven honorary degrees; is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Royal Historical Society; is a member of the American Philosophical Society; is an honorary fellow of the London School of Economics; and is an officer of the French Legion of Honor.Painting U.S. history in vivid huesNell Irvin Painter (Ph.D. ’74, history), a groundbreaking historian of the United States who emphasized the experiences of African Americans, women, and the working class as a vital part of America’s past, is the Edwards Professor of American History Emerita at Princeton University. In addition to her earned doctorate from Harvard, she has received honorary doctorates from Wesleyan, Dartmouth, the State University of New York-New Paltz, and Yale. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Painter has also held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the American Antiquarian Society. She has served as president of the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Historical Association. A prolific and award-winning scholar, her most recent books are “The History of White People,” “Creating Black Americans,” and “Southern History Across the Color Line.” As a public intellectual, Painter is frequently called upon for lectures and interviews on television and film. She is currently a graduate student in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and will receive her M.F.A. in June.
It is not uncommon to hear in contemporary discourse that it is impossible to be feminist and pro-life; that in order to be a real feminist, you must support abortion rights. The McGrath Institute for Church Life and Notre Dame’s Office of Campus Ministry co-sponsored a panel discussion titled “Pro-Life Feminism” to discuss whether pro-life feminism is an oxymoron.The panel, which was held in the Midfield Commons in the Duncan Student Center on Tuesday afternoon, featured Abigail Favale of George Fox University, Kristin M. Collier of the University of Michigan Medical School, and Charlie Camosy of Fordham University.The panelists each brought a different perspective to the table. Collier, who completed her internal medicine residency and chief medical resident year at the University of Michigan Health System, looked at abortion from the medical point of view: how the mother and child are physically and emotionally connected.Favale, as an associate professor of English at the William Penn Honors Program, spoke about women’s rights and human rights from the perspective of theology, philosophy and academics.Camosy, the only male on the panel and a professor of ethics in Fordham’s Theology department, looked at the history of the first-wave and second-wave feminism movement and how abortion has tied into feminism in the past.One of the main topics discussed was simply what pro-life feminism is. The three panelists said feminism is the idea that women shouldn’t have to change or be ashamed of their natural biology and fertility in order to succeed in society.“Instead of trying to adapt our culture to the reality of female biology and the possibility of pregnancy, we’ve instead asked women to change their bodies in ways that are often violent,” Favale said. “This creates a war between women and their bodies. It makes fertility a threat. … I think there are more philosophical inconsistencies on pro-abortion feminist views than a view that tries to consider the good of a woman both in harmony with her fertility, her ability to be pregnant and her ability to be a mother.”For Collier, the nature of a woman’s body goes beyond philosophy. Speaking from her perspective as a doctor, Collier said new studies show how a baby’s cells can enter a mother’s blood stream and affect her for decades.Because of the biological interconnectedness of a mother and its offspring, Collier said it is immoral that society prevents a woman from truly embracing her biology through pregnancy.“If we think about reclaiming a space for women’s biology that honors our amazing power of reproduction and that honors our future sisters and brothers, we must remake these social constructs to honor the dignity of women and our biology and our differences,” Collier said.Camosy further discussed society’s discomfort with pregnancy, calling it “the pathologizing of pregnancy.” He read out a passage from the Planned Parenthood v. Case Supreme Court case in order to demonstrate how society has demonized and pathologized pregnancy.“The ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the Nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproductive lives,” the case said.To this, Camosy said, “If women are pitted against their prenatal children in this way, if literally pitting against their prenatal children is required for the economic and social equality, that is oppressive. That is offensive. We ought to do better in terms of providing paid family leave and affordable child care.”At the end of the panel discussion, the three panelists emphasized the importance in opening up conversations about abortion and looking at pregnancy from many different viewpoints; there is not pro-life and pro-choice binary system, there are many different perspectives that need to be heard.Tags: Abortion, McGrath Institute for Church Life, Planned Parenthood, Pro-choice, Pro-life
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Democrat Richard Morrisroe………….You People should check on all the Dems FINANCES…..since there is ALOT of CORRUPTION going on in there….. WNY News Now Image.LAKEWOOD – Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel has been endorsed by one of the state’s largest unions representing government workers.Wendel, in a media release on Monday, announced he has been endorsed by Civil Service Employee Association Chautauqua County Local 807 and the CSEA Region VI Political Action Committee.The executive says he is proud of the endorsement because the groups represented many local county government employees.“I care deeply about the concerns and especially the safety of our county workforce,” said Wendel. “Safety is a top priority for me, to make sure each and every employee, no matter what their job is, goes home to their family at the end of the day.” I CSEA is one of New York’s largest worker unions and is the largest affiliate union of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).Members of the union work in the many areas of local government in the county.Wendel, the endorsed Republican candidate for Chautauqua County Executive, is running against Democrat Richard Morrisroe in this fall’s election.
The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has slowed in some of the worst-hit countries, with Spain readying Monday to reopen parts of its economy as governments grapple with a once-in-a-century recession.Italy, France and the US have all reported a drop in COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours — with Italy, the European nation most afflicted by the disease, reporting its lowest toll in more than three weeks.It came as Pope Francis delivered an unprecedented livestream message to a world under lockdown on Easter Sunday and Britain’s Boris Johnson left hospital, thanking medics for saving his life. ‘Easter of solitude’ President Donald Trump had previously wanted the US to be back to normal by Easter. But most of the country remained at a standstill and churches took celebrations online.Many of the world’s more than two billion Christians celebrated Easter from the confines of their homes while from a hauntingly empty Vatican, Pope Francis delivered a livestream message.”For many, this is an Easter of solitude lived amid the sorrow and hardship that the pandemic is causing, from physical suffering to economic difficulties,” he said.One priest in Rio de Janeiro blessed the Brazilian city from a helicopter, while another in Portugal addressed the faithful from the open top of a moving convertible car.In the UK, which has logged more than 10,000 deaths, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday he had been discharged after “a week in which the NHS has saved my life, no question”, referring to the country’s state-run National Health Service.Britain is now seeing daily death tolls to match those previously seen in Italy and Spain, after recording nearly 1,000 fatalities on Friday and Saturday. There were 737 new deaths reported Sunday.Johnson, like Trump, had initially resisted stringent measures such as shutting down public places. More than half of the planet’s population is staying home as part of efforts to stem the spread of the virus, which emerged in China late last year and has now killed at least 112,500 people, overwhelming healthcare systems and crippling the world economy.Spain’s death toll has fallen over recent days, but as a small bump in deaths was reported on Sunday, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez warned that the locked-down country was “far from victory”.”We are all keen to go back out on the streets… but our desire is even greater to win the war and prevent a relapse,” he said, as some companies were set to resume operations at the end of a two-weeks halt of all non-essential activity.In the US — the world’s worst-hit nation with a fifth of all deaths and more than half a million confirmed cases — the government’s top infectious disease expert added to cautious optimism that the pandemic may have reached its peak. Topics : Spain ends ‘economic hibernation’ Some factory and construction workers in Spain were set to return to work on Monday, with police to hand out face masks at metro and train stations.The fortnight of “economic hibernation” is about to be lifted, drawing criticism from some regional leaders and unions, but the rest of the lockdown restrictions in the nation of around 47 million people will remain in place.Meanwhile there were also worrying signs the virus could be taking hold in new, and vulnerable, parts of the world.Conflict-wracked Yemen reported its first case last week, raising fears of a devastating outbreak in the war-torn country.In Mumbai’s crowded Dharavi slum — one of Asia’s biggest and the inspiration for the 2008 Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire” — more than 43 cases have been confirmed.And while sub-Saharan Africa has not been as badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic as some other parts of the world, the economy is being pummeled.Governments are under pressure to keep populations safe while preventing economic collapse, amid warnings of a downturn not seen since the Great Depression.But the World Health Organization has warned countries against lifting lockdown restrictions too early. Anthony Fauci said parts of the country could begin easing restrictions in May, but warned that the world’s biggest economy would not turn back on like a “light switch”.”We are hoping by the end of the month we can look around and say, OK, is there any element here that we can safely and cautiously start pulling back on?” Fauci told CNN.
BLOG: How to Stay Healthy in Harsh Winter Weather Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter PSA, The Blog, Weather Safety This past weekend, Pennsylvania saw our first major snowstorm of the season. While all of us hope that we don’t experience another Winter Storm Jonas this year, all Pennsylvanians should be prepared to brave the snow, wind, and cold for many more weeks.In light of this historic storm, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is reminding Pennsylvania residents to follow some important tips to stay healthy and safe, particularly while removing snow in cold winter weather.Keep Your Heart HealthyCold weather puts an extra strain on the heart. If you have heart disease or high blood pressure, follow your doctor’s advice about shoveling snow or performing other hard work in the cold. When removing snow, make sure you stay as warm as possible. Always call 911 if you or your loved ones have any heart attack symptoms.The major symptoms of a heart attack are:Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, upper abdomen, or back;Feeling weak, light-headed, or faint;Chest pain or discomfort;Pain or discomfort in arms or shoulder;Shortness of breath;Unusual or unexplained tiredness;Nausea; andVomiting.Shovel SmartlyIf you have to do outdoor chores, dress warmly and work slowly. Your body is already working hard just to stay warm, so don’t overdo it. Follow these additional tips to make removing snow safer:Consider shoveling in shifts instead of all at once;Take breaks and drink water to prevent dehydration;Push snow instead of lifting it – if you must lift, bend your legs and not your back;Avoid twisting motions that can stress your back; andIf using a snow blower, follow all safety instructions and stay aware of others who may be nearby.Dress AppropriatelyExposure to cold temperatures, whether indoors or outdoors, can cause serious or life-threatening health problems. Infants and older Pennsylvanians are at greater risk of serious cold-related health problems and should be checked frequently to ensure they are warm enough during winter weather.If you have to go outside in harsh winter weather:Dress warmly and stay dry;Make outdoor trips brief and dress warmly;Cover your ears, head, mouth, and face;Never ignore shivering – it’s your body’s way of saying you’re losing heat and it’s time to return indoors;Know the symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite:Hypothermia causes shivering, exhaustion, confusion, memory loss, slurred speech or drowsiness in adults and bright red, cold skin and very low energy in babies.Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and color in affected areas and symptoms include a white or grayish-yellow area of skin, numbness or skin that feels unusually firm or waxy.Seek medical attention if it is suspected that you or your loved ones have hypothermia or frostbite. January 25, 2016 By: Dr. Karen Murphy, Secretary of Health Beware of Carbon Monoxide PoisoningCarbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death if inhaled. The use of other sources of fuel or electricity for heating, cooling, or cooking can cause CO to build up in a home or garage and poison the people and animals inside. CO is found in combustion fumes, such as those made by small gasoline engines, stoves, generators, lanterns, and gas ranges, or by burning charcoal and wood.In order to prevent CO poisoning:Never use a gas range or oven to heat a home.Never run a generator outside an open window, door, or vent where exhaust can vent into an enclosed area.Never run a generator inside a basement, garage, or other enclosed structure, even if the doors or windows are open, unless the equipment is professionally installed and vented.Never use a charcoal grill, hibachi, lantern, or portable camping stove inside a home, garage, or camper.Install a battery-operated CO detector.CO poisoning can be recognized by the following symptoms:Headache;Dizziness;Weakness;Nausea/Vomiting;Chest pain; andConfusion.If CO poisoning is suspected, call a health care professional right away. If the CO detector alarm sounds, leave your home immediately and call 9-1-1.Visit www.health.pa.gov for more winter weather safety tips.
Trustees of UK defined contribution (DC) schemes are unlikely to receive complete transaction cost information from their managers and providers in time for March 2018 year-end statements, according to a survey.Consultancy LCP surveyed 20 DC asset managers and five of the largest DC pension providers, and found that 56% of respondents were unlikely to be able to provide a full year of transaction costs in time for the information to be included in the next round of scheme statements.The situation would improve with time, LCP said, with over half of those surveyed indicating that they would be in a position to provide members with transaction costs for the whole year by the time required chair statements for the June year-end were due.In January regulation came into effect that, for the first time, required all asset managers to provide transaction costs in a standardised format to UK DC scheme trustees on request. The legislation was introduced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) at short notice, and LCP noted that fund managers were experiencing initial problems in reporting as some data elements that were now required had not previously been monitored. In some cases managers had been forced to rebuild internal systems inside a year, LCP said.The consultancy said investment managers’ first priority was to provide transaction costs covering the first quarter of this year, and that prorating the costs would allow schemes to provide members with a proxy annual cost figure.“Longer term, the news is more positive,” said Laura Myers, LCP partner and head of DC, “with managers and providers seemingly confident that transaction cost information will be available and in a format that can be understood by all involved in running and saving into DC pensions”.“In light of the intentions of the FCA’s regulation in the first place, that appears to be a productive step forward,” she added.Illiquid assets, DGFs proving problematicHowever, the consultancy noted there could be a “major stumbling block” in providing DC scheme members with a comprehensive comparison of fund transaction costs.Almost half of survey respondents indicated envisaging problems in reporting transaction costs for some asset classes in a timely fashion, with illiquid asset classes such as property – and consequently some diversified growth funds (DGFs) – being the most problematic.Although the majority of DC savers are in default investment strategies, the requirement of managers to disclose transaction cost data also applies to asset classes traditionally offered as self-select options.The consultancy also noted that DGFs were a “fundamentally important asset class” for DC, and that it would be key for many schemes to have complete cost data for them.Any problems in providing transaction cost data for the broad range of illiquid assets, meanwhile, could affect their further adoption by DC schemes, LCP said.The consultancy’s survey found that four-fifths of providers have, or would shortly have, internal checks for reasonableness of transaction costs in place.“This is encouraging for trustees who rely on their providers as an aggregator and checker of this information,” said LCP.
Loading… Nigeria midfielder cum striker, Lanre Kehinde has rated the Super Eagles as one of the best national teams on the African continent.Kehinde who is eyeing a move back to Europe from his K League 1 club Incheon United noted that the Eagles have also achieved a lot in world football to receive the high rating, while noting that the current crop of players have the ability to take Nigeria football back to the zenith.Going down memory lane, the former Ankaragücü of Turkey player said that the Eagles exploits at the USA 1994 World Cup where the team was adjudged the second most entertaining side behind Brazil and the gold medal-winning feat at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta were defining moments in the history of Nigerian football.“It is nice to see all that the country has achieved in Africa and world football. We have won the heart of millions of fans with our scintillating brand of football and hopefully we will get backLanre Kehinde rates Super Eagles high and gives Rohr a pat on the backto the zenith of world football with the present crop of players,” stated the stated the 6ft 4 1/2 in tall player, who scored 20 goals in 32 appearances for Israeli second division outfit Hapoel Afula in the 2014/15 season. The bullish striker also commended the Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr for his ability to fish out talents and coordinate the team, adding that the Eagles would soar under the Franco-German tactician. “Coach Rohr is good at his job and he has a lot of experience coaching different clubs and national teams in Africa“He knows how to get the best out of his players. And his calm mien is needed to mould a strong side capable of battling for and winning laurels,” stated Kehinde, who scored 10 goals in 15 appearances for Denizlispor of Turkey in 2019. Read AlsoAhead of Eagles clash: Rumpus in Sierra Leone as coach Tetteh quitsHe also called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to continue to support the Eagles and all other national teams so that the country can continue to excel in international competitions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWorld’s Most Famous Ceilings That Are Actually Works Of Art14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year
Jose Mourinho launched a thinly-veiled attack on referee Martin Atkinson after Chelsea’s 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw with Burnley at Stamford Bridge. The turning point of the match unfolded in the 70th minute when Nemanja Matic was sent off for pushing Ashley Barnes to the ground in response to a nasty one-footed lunge from the forward. Mourinho insisted that Barnes should not have been on the pitch to commit the studs-up foul as his 31st minute knee on Branislav Ivanovic was worthy of a red card. “A couple of weeks ago when I was here in the press conference after the Liverpool game in the Capital One Cup, the television subtitles had gone on and on about Diego’s crimes. Well compare Diego’s crimes with what happened against Burnley.” Mourinho may have been guarded with his thoughts, but Chelsea’s official website later posted a story which contained no quotes but a breakdown of the incidents. It read: ” MINUTE 30: Branislav Ivanovic is felled by a challenge from Burnley’s Ashley Barnes [pictured above], who escapes punishment; MINUTE 33: The Blues are denied a clear penalty as Ivanovic’s shot strikes the arm of Michael Kightly inside the penalty area; MINUTE 43: A second clear penalty appeal is turned away, this time after Diego Costa was pushed to the ground by Jason Shackell; MINUTE 69: Barnes goes through Nemanja Matic with a potentially leg-breaking tackle, a challenge which ultimately led to Matic’s dismissal.” Mourinho claimed in January that there is a “clear campaign” by “people, pundits, commentators and coaches from other teams” against Chelsea and the Portuguese hinted that Saturday’s events against Burnley have only solidified his belief. “Have I seen a run of decisions like this? I don’t remember. I’m happy that I’m not stupid and I understood everything a couple of months ago. I’m not in the mood to laugh,” he said. “If this story that started a couple of months ago finished today with 12 matches to play with an advantage of five points, I’d tell you we will be champions. But I don’t know if the story ends here, or if there is more waiting for us.” Burnley boss Sean Dyche refused to antagonise Mourinho, though clearly disagreed with his belief that Barnes should have been sent off. “I’ve only seen it as it happened. It looked like a coming together at an odd angle. Then Matic reacts in the way he did,” Dyche said. “I will look back at it again, but I haven’t seen it since. But there’s more to talk about than that because it was an excellent performance. “Barnes was involved in something earlier in what sense? Playing football? A charge in the back? Is there anything else? The grass was too short? “I have total respect for Jose Mourinho, his players and Chelsea. Fantastic manager, fantastic club.” The Chelsea boss also disagreed with Atkinson’s decision to reject penalty appeals when Michael Kightly handed the ball in the 34th minute and Jason Shackell barged over Diego Costa in the 44th minute. Ivanovic opened the scoring for the Premier League leaders before Ben Mee headed home an 81st-minute equaliser. Mourinho, mindful of avoiding another run-in with authorities, chose his words carefully as he criticised Atkinson. “This game had four crucial moments – minutes 30, 33, 43 and 69. This is the story of this game. I can’t comment because it’s difficult for me to not say the truth,” Mourinho said. “I’m making it easy for you because if you look at these moments you know exactly what I think about the game. “What happened to Matic was in minute 69 and minute 69 had a big relationship with minute 30 because normally that player, if I can call him a player, should have been in the shower in minute 31. “There wouldn’t have been a minute 69 if the person in charge had dealt with minute 30 properly.” When asked about Barnes’ tackle, Mourinho replied: “I’ll leave it with you. I’d prefer not to call it because if I call it I’m going to use some words….. Press Association
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho could again face questions over his treatment of former club doctor Eva Carneiro after Football Association chairman Greg Dyke criticised the Portuguese’s handling of the incident. Mourinho is due to conduct his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon ahead of the clash with Southampton and may choose to respond to Dyke’s assertions. The letter was sent following Wednesday’s FA board meeting, since when independent board member Heather Rabbatts launched a stinging attack on the FA for its “seriously disappointing” handling of the Carneiro case. Dyke’s letter makes clear his misgivings over Mourinho’s behaviour. Carneiro was dropped from first-team duties after an incident on the opening day of the season when she was criticised by Mourinho for going on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard. She has since parted company with Chelsea. Dyke says in the letter: “There have been some well-documented issues of late around equality and inclusion in the game, an issue where it is vital we continue to show clear leadership. “I felt the handling of the case of the Chelsea doctor, Eva Carneiro, was a good example of this. We supported Heather Rabbatts’ strong statement on the matter earlier in the month. “Personally I don’t think Mr Mourinho comes well out of the whole saga – he clearly made a mistake in the heat of a game, and should have said so and apologised. “Instead he has said very little and Miss Carneiro has lost her job. “Our regulatory team have investigated this and whilst Mr Mourinho has breached no rules it was clearly a failure of his personal judgement and public behaviour. This should be seen as such by the game.” Mourinho was earlier this week cleared of using discriminatory language towards Carneiro in Chelsea’s opening Premier League game of the season against Swansea. But Dyke said – in a letter to FA council members, a copy of which has been obtained by Press Association Sport – that Mourinho committed “a failure of his personal judgement and public behaviour”. Rabbatts, head of the FA’s inclusion advisory board, said she had “major concerns” regarding the FA’s disciplinary process which saw Mourinho cleared. It has emerged that the FA did not ask to interview Carneiro, although it is understood it asked her lawyers if they wished to provide any evidence. Rabbatts told Press Association Sport: “The FA’s reaction to the treatment of Dr Eva Carneiro has been seriously disappointing. I have major concerns over the way in which the disciplinary process has been conducted and the lack of an organisational response to the wider issues raised by this case. “We had an announcement late (on Wednesday) relating to a high-profile incident which occurred on August 8 and yet it would appear that during that time no witnesses were requested to speak to the FA, including Dr Carneiro, and in the course of the investigation some media were reporting it was likely that no charge was to be brought.” Press Association
The Hornets skipper – who netted 21 times in the club’s promotion campaign last term – opened the scoring in the 43rd minute from a flick by fellow forward Odion Ighalo, moments after each player had hit the crossbar just seconds apart. Almen Abdi wrapped things up in the 69th minute following a mistake by Marc Wilson to spoil Mark Hughes’ 100th game in charge of Stoke, who had gone into the match looking for a fourth straight Barclays Premier League victory. Troy Deeney notched his first goal of the season as Watford ended Stoke’s winning run by beating them 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium. The result sees Quique Sanchez Flores’ side leapfrog their hosts in the table, moving up to 13th while the Potters slip to 14th. Deeney almost found himself presented with a great chance in the opening seconds when Geoff Cameron got in a mess near the Stoke goal, but Glen Johnson was on hand to make a cool interception. Cameron, holding his right thigh, had to come off soon after for Wilson as the home side tried to get a grip on the game. They managed to boss possession for much of the first half and had several corners but were unable to really threaten, with Marko Arnautovic somewhat summing things up in the 29th minute when he shouldered a decent opportunity over the bar. Watford then suddenly sprung into life in attack in the 37th minute, hitting the bar twice in quick succession via Ighalo’s header and a shot from Deeney. They subsequently grabbed the lead when Ighalo bamboozled Wilson as he cleverly flicked Abdi’s pass to Deeney, who took advantage of a Philipp Wollscheid slip to slot in from the edge of the box. Stoke – who moments earlier had been denied an opener direct from Xherdan Shaqiri’s corner by a near-post Heurelho Gomes save – then had protests that Miguel Britos had handled a cross from the Switzerland winger in front of goal waved away by referee Martin Atkinson. Watford got a similar reaction from the official after the break as Ighalo and Ikechi Anya looked his way following challenges on them in the area by Wilson and Erik Pieters respectively. Hughes looked to shake up his attack on the hour by bringing on Peter Crouch and Jonathan Walters for Joselu and Shaqiri. But it was Watford who found the net soon after as Wilson lost possession to Ighalo and he teed up Abdi, who burst forward and smashed past Jack Butland. The England goalkeeper then made a good save to keep out an effort from substitute Juan Carlos Paredes, while Walters struck across the face of goal at the other end as Stoke’s hopes faded. TWEET OF THE MATCH “If you told me 13 points from 10 games I’d have taken it in a flash Everyone associated with the club deserves credit” – Watford fan account @watfordfcgossip on the Hornets’ season so far. https://twitter.com/watfordfcgossip/status/657955345617260548 PLAYER RATINGS (Out of 10) Stoke Jack Butland – 6 Erik Pieters – 5 Geoff Cameron – 4 Philipp Wollscheid – 5 Glen Johnson – 6 Glenn Whelan – 6 Charlie Adam – 6 Marko Arnautovic – 6 Bojan Krkic – 6 Xherdan Shaqiri – 6 Joselu – 6 Substitutes Marc Wilson – 5 Jonathan Walters – 6 Peter Crouch – 6 Watford Heurelho Gomes – 6 Nathan Ake – 6 Miguel Britos – 6 Craig Cathcart – 6 Allan Nyom – 6 Ben Watson – 6 Etienne Capoue – 6 Ikechi Anya – 6 Almen Abdi – 7 Troy Deeney – 8 Odion Ighalo – 8 Substitutes Juan Carlos Paredes – 6 Valon Behrami – 6 Adlene Guedioura – 6 STAR MAN Odion Ighalo: Created both goals, hit the crossbar and generally made a nuisance of himself. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Troy Deeney’s goal: The moment the Watford skipper had waited so long for finally arrived, and in fine style. Set up by some nifty footwork by Ighalo, Deeney took his chance with aplomb, striking confidently past Jack Butland to register his first-ever Premier League goal. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Boss Mark Hughes understandably selected the same team that had extended the Stoke’s winning run at Swansea, but the likes of Joselu, Bojan, Xherdan Shaqiri and Marko Arnautovic failed to fire in attack. The manager switched things around on the hour by bringing on Peter Crouch and Jonathan Walters, but it made little difference. On the defensive front, Hughes will be pleased Ryan Shawcross is nearly ready to return given Geoff Cameron’s injury and the performance of his repalcement Marc Wilson. Opposite number Quique Sanchez Flores will be pleased all-round; that someone other that Ighalo – who had five of their six goals to date for the campaign prior to this match – has scored, that it was the hard-working Deeney getting off the mark, and with the general way his defensively-resolute side picked up another creditable result. MOAN OF THE MATCH Stoke went into this game with real momentum and it looked on paper – at home, against a newly-promoted side – like a very good opportunity to chalk up another victory. But Hughes’ players ultimately let him down in his 100th game in charge. They saw plenty of the ball, particularly in the first half, but their finishing was wasteful and mistakes at the back cost them. WHO’S UP NEXT? Stoke v Chelsea (Capital One Cup, Tuesday October 27) Watford v West Ham (Premier League, Saturday October 31) Press Association
GUYANA’S Sunburst champion and national men’s champion, Narayan Ramdhani, moved up to the number 3 spot in the men’s singles of the Badminton British Columbia Senior Rankings in Canada, where he is currently training and studying with Shuttlesport Badminton Academy, in Vancouver.Ramdhani was among the top three on a list that included 24 players, when Badminton Canada released the Week 12 rankings.Ramdhani was number 3, with 878 points on the list which is headed by Antonio Li with 1 348 points. Li ranks seventh in Canada’s overall ranking.Canada’s overall ranking is topped by Jason Ho-Shue of E Badminton Training Centre.Ramdhani’s latest ranking marked a move from number four in Week 11, and being at number 10 in Week 8. His upward performances come after playing in only three tournaments so far; reaching the semi-finals and bringing third place in all three and also winning one consolation tournament.In a statement issued yesterday the Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) extended congratulatory remarks to Ramdhani, noting that the body “is extremely happy with his progress after just coming out of the junior category and playing in the senior circuit as of 2017”.
(REUTERS) – European Athletics called yesterday for new record ratification rules to maintain the integrity of the sport which could impact heavily on existing marks.The organisation wants higher technical standards and increased doping control measures, with recognition for previous race records not satisfying new rules to be transferred to performances that meet the criteria.European Athletics will forward a report to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) which will study it at its Council meeting in August.The report proposes that world and European records should only be recognised if the performance is achieved at an approved event where high standards of officiating and technical equipment can be guaranteed.It also calls for an agreed number of doping control tests in the months before the performance and the doping sample after the record to be stored and made available for re-testing for 10 years.“I like this because it underlines that we (athletics governing bodies) have put into place doping control systems and technology that are more robust and safer than 15 or even 10 years ago,” IAAF president Sebastian Coe said.“There will be athletes, current record holders, who will feel that the history we are recalibrating will take something away from them but I think this is a step in the right direction and if organised and structured properly we have a good chance of winning back credibility in this area.”
Matt Cleary is Chairman of Kilruane MacDonaghs.He says they’d love to lift the trophy in Nenagh this afternoon.Tipp FM will bring you updates on the match, which gets underway at 2.15pm. Toomevara and Kilruane MacDonaghs couldn’t be separated first time round a fortnight ago.Denis Kelly is a member of the Greyhound’s management team.He says the controversy surrounding their nomination to represent the division at county level won’t impact on this afternoon’s encounter.
During the suspension Nigeria could not participate in any tournament organised by the WAFF.THISDAY learnt yesterday that the new management team of the NAFF after its inauguration sourced and paid the accumulated affiliation fees which resulted in the lifting of the suspension.It was learnt that an official letter communicating the decision of lifting of the ban on Nigeria was sent to the President of the NAFF yesterday.The letter signed by the Secretary General of WAFF, Theodore Mawuli K Viwotor, reads in part: “We bring you compliments from the Federation, hoping you are well“We wish to inform you that following the payment of your accumulated yearly membership dues your suspension has been lifted by a unanimous decision by the executive body“The Executive body took into consideration the processes going on in Nigeria and your commitment to the sport among others in arriving at the decision“Nigeria is now in good standing with WAFF and has the full rights of membership,” the letter concluded.When contacted, the President of the NAFF, Alhaji Sulaiman Isah, confirmed receipt of the letter and expressed gratitude to all those that ensured the accumulated dues were paid.Sulaiman Isah said with Nigeria’s reentry into the international body, the federation will now start preparing athletes for global tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Laleye Dipo in MinnaThe World Amputee Football Federation (WAFF) has lifted the suspension clamped on Nigeria from participating in its activities.The suspension was placed on the Nigeria Amputee Football Federation over five years ago following the inability of the local organisation to pay affiliation fees to the world body.
Belgium and Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is in a race against time to be fit for Belgium’s World Cup qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday after picking up an ankle injury in United’s 4-0 defeat of Crystal Palace at the weekend, manager Roberto Martinez has said today.Belgium have booked their place at the Russia 2018 World Cup and should be comfortable without Lukaku on Saturday but Martinez is hoping the former Everton man will be fit enough to feature when they host Cyprus at home on Tuesday night. Martinez told the media on Wednesday:“At the moment, Romelu is working separately.“He has not joined the group yet since he arrived. We need to be a little bit patient.“I would say he is very uncertain for Saturday.“We will make a decision probably on Friday, but I would say that it is a little bit difficult for him to be involved on Saturday.“But we are still hopeful he will be involved on Tuesday.” Lukaku comes into the international window having scored his seventh goal of the premier league and Jose Mourinho would be watching closely how his talisman’s injury will be handled.Martinez is also without Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany who got injured in Belgium’s last match against Gilbrata at the end of August. Kompany was included in the original squad that was announced last Friday but Martinez has confirmed that after “good communication” with Manchester City, the defender will not be available for the Belgian National team in the last round of qualifiers this weekend.RelatedKompany Named In Belgium World Cup Squad Despite Injury As Benteke Misses OutJune 4, 2018In “England”Lukaku Plans To Retire From Belgium NT At 27August 17, 2018In “England”Lukaku Returns To Manchester United TrainingNovember 9, 2018In “England”
Southampton held on for a 1-0 win over Brighton at the AMEX Stadium which also boosted the Saints’ prospects and ultimately confirmed Huddersfield’s fate.Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg scored what turned out to be the only goal in the 53rd minute but Brighton pressed for an equaliser, with Anthony Knockaert among those who missed good chances.Burnley 2-0 Wolverhampton WanderersBurnley boosted their survival hopes with a 2-0 win over Wolves at Turf Moor.Conor Coady’s second-minute own goal gave the Clarets a dream start and although the visitors dominated for much of the second period, 19-year-old Dwight McNeil fired home the second goal in the 77th minute.Crystal Palace 2-0 Huddersfield TownHuddersfield’s defeat at Selhurst Park confirmed their relegation from the Premier League.Wilfried Zaha was brought down in the area by Juninho Bacuna, referee Lee Probert had little choice but to award the 76th-minute penalty that essentially consigned the visitors to relegation.The reliable Milivojevic confidently finished down the middle as Hamer dived, giving Palace the lead.Zaha then sent Van Aanholt clear in the 88th minute and watched as the full-back shot at an angle past Ben Hamer and into the back of the net.Leicester City 2-0 BournemouthJamie Vardy’s 82nd-minute header sealed a comfortable 2-0 win for Leicester over Bournemouth.The Foxes had taken the lead in the 11th minute through Wes Morgan and Vardy’s late intervention confirmed a third straight win under new boss Brendan Rodgers.Manchester United 2-1 WatfordOle Gunnar Solskjaer’s first match as permanent Manchester United boss ended with a victory at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.Abdoulaye Doucoure scored late on for the impressive visitors but it was United who moved up to fourth with the win. On Saturday in Week 32 of the Premier League, Manchester United beat Watford while Huddersfield got relegated after losing at Crystal Palace as part of the 3pm kick-offs on Citi 97.3 FM.Brighton and Hove Albion 0-1 Southampton Source: talkSPORT
The postponement of the Regional Millennium Marathon from August 3 to August 8 in Sekondi-Takoradi has, rather than lower interest, has rather gingered up participants.That’s according to organisers, who have said that the final of the nine road shows is expected to bring down the curtains on the regional event.A spokesperson told the press that as expected, a record number of people have registered for this final roadshow, with the list dominated by runners who are making a last attempt to qualify for the September 5 race in Accra.Apart from the special winners’ prizes, the race has slots for the first three winners in both the male and female events to join the over 1,500 marathoners who will converge in Accra for the national event.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Ministerial Code of Conduct– only 1 response submitted – PMThe office of the Integrity Commission is again inviting members of the public to submit comments on the draft Code of Conduct for all Ministers of Government, Members of the National Assembly and public office holders.Speaking with the media on Monday, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said even with an extension granted for submissions to be made, Government has so far only received one submission and that was from the Guyana Bar Association.“The Code of Conduct would go through an exercise of an advertisement for further submission. We have received only one submission in terms of contribution and that is from the Guyana Bar Association. Though Government had put out an article that it is opened for submissions, we have not received any submissions as yet,” Nagamootoo told Journalists on Monday.The call for the swift enforcement of the Ministerial Code of Conduct became more pronounced, following the public debate about the appointment of businessman and Contractor Brian “BK” Tiwari as an adviser on business development to Minister of State Joseph Harmon.According to Nagamootoo, the time frame will also be set for submissions. He said Government was also seeking to solicit best practices from other Caribbean countries.“I have already asked for copies of integrity legislation from Trinidad and we are looking how to merge the Code of Conduct with the integrity legislation… integrity legislation would demand requirement of someone who holds public office and the Code of Conduct is setting either a higher or lower standard,” he assured.As it is now, Nagamootoo said, “We will have to wait, I believe not later than six weeks for the submissions to be made.”ContractionAt the beginning of March, Government had said that it was extending the countrywide consultation on the subject, opening opportunities for civil society to give its extensive input on the way forward. However, the Prime Minister is contradicting what Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, who in his capacity as Governance Minister on November 5, 2016 had said. Trotman at a post-Cabinet media briefing had disclosed that the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) sent their feedback and that Government is in the process of reviewing those suggestions.“We are trying to see how we can incorporate those comments,” Trotman said.Red Thread on January 5, also offered its input into the Code of Conduct. Executive Member of Red Thread, Karen De Souza had said that the Code of Conduct should have included the dismissal of persons if faced with enough evidence.According to the Ministry of the Presidency, the purpose of the Code of Conduct is to assist Ministers and Members of Parliament (MPs) and public office holders in the discharge of their obligations to their constituents and the public at large.It provides guidance on the values – the moral qualities – that should govern the conduct of Ministers and MPs in discharging their parliamentary and public duties. It is also meant to reinforce public confidence in the way in which Ministers and public office holders perform those duties.Ministers, by virtue of the oath or affirmation of allegiance taken when they are elected, have a duty to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, according to law.Public office holders are duty-bound by this Code in all aspects of their public life. This Code does not seek to regulate the conduct of public office holders in their private and personal lives.Public office holders have a duty to uphold the law, including the general law against discrimination and sexual harassment, and to act with propriety on all occasions in accordance with the public trust and confidence placed in them.Public office holders have a general duty to act in the interests of the nation as a whole and owe a special duty of care to their constituents, and citizens.The Code of Conduct says that the acceptance of gifts and other forms of rewards worth more than $10,000 by Ministers, MPs and other public office holders in their official capacity shall be reported to the Integrity Commission. Ministers, MPs and public office holders should consider declining such gratuities if the acceptance of same could be perceived to have an effect on their objectivity and lead to complaints of bias or impropriety.The Code of Conduct lays out that Ministers, MPs and public office holders should also avoid using their official position or transmitting any information made available to them in the course of their duties to benefit themselves, their relations or any other individuals with whom they are associated. They should avoid compromising themselves or their office and any action which may lead to an actual or perceived conflict of interest. Failure to avoid or declare any conflict of interest may give rise to criticism of favouritism, abuse of authority or even allegations of corruption.
He accomplished his mission Saturday night by winning the 112-pound class during the CIF state wrestling championships at Rabobank Arena. He is the first South Hills competitor to score a state title since Jeremiah Miller pulled the trick at 171 pounds in 1992. BAKERSFIELD – Losing usually is thought of as a bad thing in competitive athletics. But for South Hills High School wrestler Thomas Williams, a setback earlier this season provided the necessary motivation to win a CIF state individual title. “It feels awesome (to win a state title). I worked my whole life for this.” Williams was one of six area wrestlers to place. Also scoring top-eight medals were San Dimas Angel Garcia (third at 119), West Covina’s A.J. Guardado (seventh at 135) and George Munoz (fifth at 152), Northview’s Steve De La Fuente (seventh at 140) and Rosemead’s Anthony Gonzalez (sixth at heavyweight). Garcia, who was 6-1 for the tournament, followed up a loss in the semifinals on Saturday by earning third place with wins over Poway’s Mike Hernandez and Silver Creek’s Andre Gonzalez. “It’s great,” Garcia said. “I just can’t believe it. It’s a nice feeling. You train the whole year to get ready for this tournament and give your best. That’s what I did. I gave my best.” Garcia, who went 4-0 on Friday to advance to the semifinals, saw his quest at a state title end with a tough 9-5 loss to Santa Ana Calvary Chapel’s Jason Lara. He took an early 2-0 lead in the match, but Lara came back with a pair of takedowns for a 6-3 lead before getting a third in the final period to win, 9-5. “I was down (after losing in the semifinals),” Garcia said. “But I was able recoup and had to go after it. “I lost (in the semifinals), but its a good accomplishment to lose and then come back and finish third.” Munoz also came up big in recovering from a loss in the quarterfinals on Friday to go 3-1 on Saturday and take fifth place. It’s the second time in three years that a West Covina wrestler has placed at the state championships in the past three seasons. The Bulldogs’ Guardado took seventh at 135 by winning two of three matches on Saturday. He beat Simi Valley’s Mike Murphy in the fifth consolation round before losing, 10-1, to Madera’s Johny Rios in the third-place quarterfinals. He rebounded to score an 11-5 win over Natomas’ Jerin Miller in the seventh-place match. Northview’s De La Fuente, who brought an undefeated record and a top ranking into this weekend’s event, fought back from a loss in the second round on Friday to finish seventh at 140. The day was not very kind to Rosemead’s Anthony Gonzalez, who after winning four matches on Friday to earn a spot in the semifinals, went 0-3 on the final day to finish sixth. Three area wrestlers – West Covina’s Taylor Louie (103), Bishop Amat’s Steven Espindola (112) and Diamond Bar’s Marcus Johnson (215) – lost in the morning and failed to qualify for a medal. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “That loss (at the CIF-Southern Section Coastal Division championships) changed my whole outlook,” said Williams, who finished the season 52-1. “I probably wouldn’t have won here tonight if I didn’t lose that match. “It really made me re-focus and really look at my goals hard.” The No. 1 goal was to win the state title, which he came close to winning last season at 103 pounds. He got the job done this time by first scoring a 4-2 decision over Bakersfield’s Nektoe Demison in the semifinals before winning 5-2 over Pleasanton Foothill’s Kellen Aura in the finals. Williams took the lead with a takedown at 1:02 of the second period. Aura used an escape to cut the deficit to 2-1 late in the period before Williams countered with an escape and a takedown in the third to win, 5-2. “I couldn’t do anything (early in the match),” Williams said. “But he started to wear down near the end, and I was able to get the takedown.
1 Pep Guardiola’s appointment as Manchester City manager was further confirmation that not only have Manchester United fallen behind in Europe and the Premier League, but they are also being overshadowed by their local rivals.Make no mistake, City’s ability to attract the most sought-after manager in world football, at a time when United are soul searching about their own coach, has sent shockwaves from the Etihad Stadium across to Old Trafford.Since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, United have struggled in vain to move on from the legacy of British football’s most successful manager.Meanwhile, City have claimed another Premier League title and are many people’s favourites to land the 2016 trophy, as they push for honours on four fronts.So, which club is currently the biggest in Manchester?Vote here… Manchester United v Manchester City
Lagan Harps FC News: Our matchs at the weekend were all called off due to the bad weather. Our u/16 girls are scheduled to play Salthill Devon in the National cup next Sunday.The venue will probably depend on the weather. We have three girls, Ciana Brogan, Zoe Green and Ciara Walshe in the Irish u/16 squad playing in Dundalk this Tuesday night. In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 2,5,16 and 19, Ross Hamlyn had three numbers and wonE50. Next weeks jackpot is E5,000. The club was saddened to hear of the sudden death of Drumkeen’s Tom Bonner.Tom was a great football man and was serving on the Ulster Fa and the Donegal Schoolboys committees as well as doing trojan work for Drumkeen Utd.He will be greatly missed. The club also extends sympathy to the Wallace family Bridgend on their recent bereavement.Raymochy Parish Church Fundraiser. An Easy Listening Country and Gospel Evening is being held in the church on Sunday 25th January atSOCCER NEWS: LAGAN HARPS U16 GIRLS FACE SALTHILL DEVON IN NATIONAL CUP COMPETITION was last modified: January 12th, 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:Lagan Harps FCNoticessoccerSport
The Letterkenny Rovers team which played Portmarnock in Dublin today.A battling Letterkenny Rovers side earned themselves a draw in the FAI Senior Cup today against Portmarnock.The performance, which saw Rovers come from behind, now means that Eamon McConigley’s side will play the Dublin outfit again in two weeks time at Leckview Park.It all leads to a heck tic schedule for Rovesr who will play Cork outfit Ringmahon in the replay of their FAI Intermediate Cup semi-final fixture this Sunday, also at Leckview Park. On a very blustery day, Rovers fell behind after just nine minutes today when Chris Burgess put Portmarnock ahead.But Rovers settled themselves after a nervy first 20 minutes and began to get into the game.In the 63rd minute Darren McElwaine dragged his side back into the game with a well-taken goal to make it 1-1.The clever money was on Rovers at this stage but disaster struck when former Finn Harps player Tommy Bonner was sent of just three minutes after the equaliser. The sending-off put Rovers on the back foot and despite trying to snatch a winner, the Dublin side soaked up the pressure and used the extra man well.Eamon McConigley will be happy that his side showed great fighting spirit and will be relishing two big games in just a week of eachother. BATTLING ROVERS COME FROM BEHIND TO KEEP FAI SENIOR CUP DREAM ALIVE was last modified: April 10th, 2016 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)
Saugus High School Dance Team will present its annual Festival of Dance, 7 p.m. Saturday in the Hart High auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $10-$15. Call (661) 296-8005. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Run Against Hunger 5K run and walk will benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, 8 a.m. Sunday at Newhall Park, 24907 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call Laura Morefield at (661) 255-9078. Gallery of Gifts Boutique and Tea will benefit the Assistance League of Santa Clarita, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Tea: $25. The boutique is free. Call Chris Richardson at (661) 510-9226. Innerlimits will perform classic 1960s rock tunes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Clarita Open Air Market at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission to the market: $1.50 for adults; children 11 and under are free. Call (661) 259-3886. Santa Clarita Symphony will present an Afternoon of Strings concert, 3 p.m. Sunday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $20-$40. Call (661) 362-5304 or visit www.vitalexpresscenter.com. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at [email protected] or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Newhall Art Walk will feature original works of art displayed in retail stores along San Fernando Road in Old Town Newhall through Monday. Call (661) 286-4018. U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West will perform a free concert, 7:30 p.m. today at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 362-5304 or visit www.vitalexpresscenter.com. Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for the SCV Special Olympics, 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Black Angus Steakhouse, 27007 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-2121. The Bug Man will share his creepy, crawly critters, 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Frankenstein” will be presented, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Radio will perform, 9 p.m. Friday at Doc’s Inn, 23912 Lyons Avenue, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1651 or visit www.radioband.net. Steve Mittleman and QueVaughn Bryant will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for the dinner show. Call (661) 259-2291. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. “I Sincerely Doubt That This Old House is Very Haunted” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702.
Story Links Photo Gallery (BC) Full Schedule Roster Drake returns to the road on Jan. 13 at Bradley with a 7 p.m. tipoff in Peoria, Ill. The contest will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3 and on the radio on ESPN Des Moines 1350-AM. Print Friendly Version HTML Box Score Hittner and sophomore Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) each had seven points while senior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) just missed double digits with eight points. Ingle also recorded a game-high six assists and a career-high six steals. Next Game: Photo Gallery Live Stats 1350 ESPN DES MOINES THE VALLEY ON ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Southern Illinois was led by Carlie Corrigan with 14 points followed by Rishonda Napier and Kylie Giebelhausen who each had 12. Nicole Martin had a game-high eight rebounds. The Salukis shot 9-of-17 from beyond the arc in the first half, led by Corrigan’s four. Drake held Southern Illinois to only one three-pointer in the third and fourth quarters. The Bulldogs held their largest lead of 22 points early in the fourth quarter. at Bradley 1/13/2017 – 7 PM Drake (11-4, 4-0 MVC) shot 30-of-59 from the floor, including 9-of-14 in the third quarter. The Bulldogs held just a three-point lead of 38-35 at halftime, but limited Southern Illinois (7-8, 1-3 MVC) to just seven points in the quarter to seize control of the game and help win their fifth-straight game. Preview PDF Box Score Redshirt sophomore Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) added 13 points followed by freshman Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) with 11. Rose nabbed five rebounds and fellow freshman Becca Hittner (Des Moines, Iowa) pulled down a team-high six. Senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) scored a game-high 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting and added three assists and two steals. It’s Wendell’s fourth-straight game and the 57th in her career, scoring more than 20 points in a game. The Bulldogs dominated the paint with a 40-10 scoring advantage and forced 21 SIU turnovers that led to 19 points. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake women’s basketball team knocked off Southern Illinois, 75-59, Sunday, Jan. 8 night in Missouri Valley Conference play at the Knapp Center.
Mayor Reilly awards Dr Tom McGinley his award surrounded by family and friends.Derry City Council has conferred the Freedom of the City on Gaoth Dobhair native Dr. Tom McGinley of the Foyle Hospice at a private ceremony in the Guildhall.Mayor Cllr Martin Reilly, who officiated at the ceremony, which was attended by Dr. McGinley’s family, said he felt very privileged to confer the special honour on Dr McGinley and formally acknowledge the significant role he has played to benefit the people of the city and wider North West region. Paying tribute to Dr McGinley, Mayor Reilly said: “Dr Tom McGinley has over the years made a huge contribution to the lives of many people in this city across the wider North West area.“The establishment of the Foyle Hospice and his contribution to patients with cancer and other illnesses and their families has been phenomenal and I think it is a fitting tribute to him that he has been honoured in this way.“I would like to extend my congratulations to him on behalf of the people of the city.”Following a Special Council meeting last September, members of Derry City Council unanimously agreed to confer the special honour on Dr. McGinley. The last time the honour was awarded was when Nobel Laureate John Hume was given the Freedom of the City in 2000. DONEGAL MAN DR TOM McGINLEY AWARDED FREEDOM OF DERRY was last modified: April 30th, 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:City of DerrydonegalDr Tom McGinleyGaoth Dobhair
All at Voodoo Venue are delighted that Jim Mc Guinness and his fantastic team have made it into the All Ireland Final.Recognized as the main ENTERTAINMENT HQ for the North West, Voodoo Venue Letterkenny really has everything to offer this weekend.There is a super line-up of entertainment for people of all genres to enjoy. Friday we welcome back the great band Project 37 from 11pm to 1am followed by DJ Kevin Lennon till late, he loves music, what you request WILL BE PLAYED.Voodoo Venue also presents DJ Paddy Friel in Main Club from 11.30pm admission €5 with a free cocktail to all ladies before 12.30 am.SATURDAY in Voodoo Lounge it’s one of the best bands local bands The Humble Earth Worms with lead singer Paul Ward.Club Voodoo presents DJ Philip McEnvoy all the way from Newry, he will be spinning his tunes on the main floor of Voodoo Club. And if you wanna feel like you haven’t left your sitting room Vintage presents special DJ’s Kaidi Tatham and Kwa Kid Cam, from Donegal but his music is truly international.He has been playing records across Ireland and the UK for over 15 years and has just been snapped up to represent Bounce at this year’s Electric Picnic.Supporting the likes of Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s), Pete Isaac (Jelly Jazz), Kaidi Tatham (Bugz In The Attic), Spiritual South Sound System and Australia’s No.1 live funk band ‘The Bamboos’ Kid Cam is very much about getting moods and maintaining dance floor energy.Specialising in Dancefloor rockin’ Funk, Soul and Reggae, spiced up with the best of Nu-Funk, Breaks, Beats, Latin, Hip Hop, Drum & Bass all for the benefit of the dance floor.If you want to book a table contact the Facebook page, email [email protected] or text Emer on 0868696943 Vintage is open from 9pm and is FREE until 11pm.Sunday we have Honky Tonk Heros in Voodoo lounge from 5pm with Rack House Phlifer on stage from 10.30pm.Voodoo Venue -something for everyone this weekend check or Facebook for special promos and dealsHave you all checked out our new Guestlist/Cheaplist app called Glistrr. Simply go to the following link to get into Club Voodoo cheaper every Tuesday/ Friday or Saturday http://glist.me/voodooFORGET THE TWIN CAM YOU’LL BE ‘DIFFING’ TO THE SOUNDS OF THE ‘KID CAM’ AT VOODOO VENUE was last modified: September 5th, 2014 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:EnertainmentFeaturesnewsVoodoo Venue
Okello (right) celebrates after scoring one of his two goals against Onduparaka FC.Pilsner Super 8KCCA FC 3-1 Onduparaka FCAllan Okello scored in either half of the game as KCCA defeated Onduparaka 3-1 to reach the Pilsner Super 8 finals in a match played at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo.Teenager Ramathan Musa scored the fist goal for KCCA in the 4th minute to give them an early lead.Later on as the first half was coming to an end young star Okello made it two to the Kasasiro.In the 19th minutes Ceaser Okhuti ‘s header was saved by KCCA goalie Jamal Malyamungu in what was arguably the visitors best chance in the opening exchanges.Onduparaka made an early substitution when they replaced Saddam Norman with Joel Jangeyambe in the 26th minute.KCCA gaffer Mike Mutebi gave chance to the new club signing Simon Serunkuma, John Revita and Erisa Sekisambu.On their debut they played to impress especially Simon Serunkuma who assisted Allan Okello’s goals.The crowd was cheering for John Revita who was comfortable in defence.In the second stanza Onduparaka scored a consolation through substitute Bheto Bashir and his goal was assisted by Okhuti in the 52th minute.The caterpillars who are now coached by Livingstone Mbabazi dominated the second half though they weren’t lucky enough to score more goals.Speaking to the press after the match Coach Mike Mutebi said that this match was very important and it gave them a good test ahead of their CAF game.“This game was very important to us and it gave us a good test ahead of our second leg match against African Stars.” Said Mutebi.Sadiq Sempigi onduparaka assistant coach said that the boys didn’t utilise there chances well though they made them.“We made the chances but didn’t utilise them like our opponents did.” Said Sempigi.Allan Okello won named the Pilsner man of the match award.KCCA will play Vipers SC who edged Mbarara city in finals on a date to be communicated.Comments Tags: allan okelloKCCA FConduparaka fcPilsner Super 8Ramadhan Musa
What could be more iconic to evolution than dinosaurs and the horse series? Museums often display skeletons of these animals as proof of evolution. The real story told in scientific papers is often very different. Two recent studies present major, serious challenges to Darwin’s theory.Horse series: The old straight-line chart of horse evolution from a small dog-like animal to the modern thoroughbred is out. Othniel Charles Marsh and Thomas Henry Huxley in the 1870s were possessed of a vision of straight-line evolution known as orthogenesis. The iconic series presented in museums and textbooks has long been known to be erroneous. Most evolutionists today realize that Darwin’s theory does not call for a single progressive line of descent, but rather a branching tree or bush. Still, if Darwin’s theory is true, gradualism should prevail, with numerous intermediate forms progressing from ancestors to descendents. Darwin himself taught that “Natural selection acts only by taking advantage of slight successive variations; she can never take a great and sudden leap.” Then came a paper in PNAS this week.1 A team of 22 international researchers led by Ludovic Orlando of the University of Lyon in France did one of the first-ever comprehensive comparisons of ancient DNA (aDNA) from fossil equids (including horses, donkeys and zebras). These specimens came from 4 continents. The results were so shocking, they call for an almost complete overhaul of the horse series. For one thing, they concluded that many specimens relegated to separate species are actually variations on the same species. For another, they found that for evolution to be true there had to be sudden bursts of diversification – Cambrian-like explosions within the horse family – contrary to Darwin’s prohibition of great and sudden leaps. Here’s how they began:The rich fossil record of the family Equidae (Mammalia: Perissodactyla) over the past 55 MY has made it an icon for the patterns and processes of macroevolution. Despite this, many aspects of equid phylogenetic relationships and taxonomy remain unresolved. Recent genetic analyses of extinct equids have revealed unexpected evolutionary patterns and a need for major revisions at the generic, subgeneric, and species levels. To investigate this issue we examine 35 ancient equid specimens from four geographic regions (South America, Europe, Southwest Asia, and South Africa), of which 22 delivered 87?688 bp of reproducible aDNA mitochondrial sequence. Phylogenetic analyses support a major revision of the recent evolutionary history of equids and reveal two new species, a South American hippidion and a descendant of a basal lineage potentially related to Middle Pleistocene equids. Sequences from specimens assigned to the giant extinct Cape zebra, Equus capensis, formed a separate clade within the modern plain zebra species, a phenotypicically [sic] plastic group that also included the extinct quagga. In addition, we revise the currently recognized extinction times for two hemione-related equid groups. However, it is apparent that the current dataset cannot solve all of the taxonomic and phylogenetic questions relevant to the evolution of Equus. In light of these findings, we propose a rapid DNA barcoding approach to evaluate the taxonomic status of the many Late Pleistocene fossil Equidae species that have been described from purely morphological analyses.What they are saying is that the horse series had been built on morphological analyses – comparing the outward features of skeletons. The molecular data they studied (ancient DNA) doesn’t match up. They spoke of “explosive diversification” twice in the introduction, and then “rapid radiation” once for horses and another time for elephants and bears. The only time they mentioned “gradual” was to debunk it: “The original linear model of gradual modification of fox-sized animals (Hyracothere horses) to the modern forms has been replaced by a more complex tree, showing periods of explosive diversification and branch extinctions over 55 MY” [million years]. Similarly, the only instance of the word “transition” connotes another bang: “The end of the Early Miocene (15?20 MYA) marks a particularly important transition, separating an initial phase of small leafy browsers from a second phase of more diverse animals, exhibiting tremendous body-size plasticity and modifications in tooth morphology. This explosive diversification has been accompanied by several stages of geographic extension from North America to the rest of the New and Old Worlds.” What this means is that these animals appeared in the fossil record suddenly without the gradual transitions Darwin expected, then appeared quickly all over the world. They tried nonetheless to put the data into an evolutionary tree. What resulted was confusion, disjunction, and irresolution. Sample quote: “The lack of resolution is complicated by the short divergence time among caballines and New World horses (circa 0.5 MY; nodes A and B/B1/B2; Table S4) and the lack of a close outgroup, as has been noted with mammoths (30, 31). When the rhino was used as an outgroup, the data were RY coded to reduce possible mutation saturation artifacts resulting from this the deep divergence (55 MYA), but this removed support for most nodes.” Not only that, their best fit was at odds with previous theories. This quote gives the feel of their frustration:According to our molecular dating estimates, the different equid lineages (hippidiforms, NWSL, caballines, and noncaballines) originated 3.7?4.3 MYA (95% confidence range: 2.8?6.2 MYA; Table S4). This directly contrasts with classical palaeontological models of hippidiform origins as descendants of the Pliohippines (divergence time with the Equus lineage ~10 MYA) (19) or as a lineage diverging from a (Dinohippus, Astrohippus, and Equus) clade ~7?8 MYA (32), and considerably reduces the time gap between the supposed divergence of the hippidiform lineages and their first appearance in the fossil record 2.5 MYA (20).They had to leave resolution of these and other problems to future research. Here’s one of their main take-home lessons: paleontologists have been too quick to split specimens into different groups. The DNA data are showing that equids that appear morphologically different are really just variations of the same kinds. Their final paragraph showed that their bombshell discovery could have impacts on many other evolutionary trees – including those of human ancestors:This pattern of taxonomic oversplitting does not appear to be restricted to equids but is widespread amongst other Quaternary megafauna [e.g., Late Pleistocene bison (49); Holarctic cave lions (50); New World brown bears (51), and ratite moas (52, 53)]. Together, these findings suggest that the morphological plasticity of large terrestrial vertebrates across space and time has generally been underestimated, opening the way to detailed studies of the environmental, ecological, and epigenetic factors involved. Interestingly, in this regard the human lineage shows a rich fossil record over the last 6 MY, spreading over seven possible genera and 22 species (54). The exact number of taxonomic groups that should be recognized is still debated, even within our own genus (55), and in this context it is pertinent to consider the degree of taxonomic oversplitting, from species to generic levels, that aDNA has revealed amongst Late Pleistocene equids and other megafauna. A further important implication of this finding is that the number of megafaunal extinctions and loss of taxonomic diversity from the Pleistocene to modern day may not have been nearly as large as previously thought, at least at the species or subspecies level. Conversely, at the molecular level, aDNA studies on a wide range of large mammal taxa (49, 50, 56, 57) have revealed that the loss of genetic diversity over this time period has been much larger than previously recognized with major implications for the conservation biology of surviving populations (58).non-sequitur to link this story to current climate debates. At best, it is a distraction from the point of the article.Dinosaurs: Maybe Darwin’s gradualism can be rescued with dinosaur fossils. Not so; PhysOrg reported, “Fossils shake dinosaur family tree.” A well-preserved fossil found in New Mexico, named Tawa after a Hopi sun god, is generating a similar song and dance we just saw for the horse series: “…an interesting fact about dinosaur evolution: once they appeared, they very rapidly diversified into the three main dinosaur lineages that persisted for more than 170 million years.” The operative word is appeared. This leaves important questions begging: appeared how and from what? Darwin’s theory of common descent wants answers. The new fossil is roughly similar to Herrerasaurus, considered by some to be the putative ancestor of the dinosaurs. But Herrerasaurus is shown by its resemblance to Tawa to be a theropod. In short, a fully-formed theropod “appeared” followed by an explosive appearance of all three main dinosaur types, which changed little for 170 million years in the evolutionary timeline. Here’s how Sterling Nesbitt (U of Texas at Austin) explained it: “Tawa pulls Herrerasaurus into the theropod lineage, so that means all three lineages are present in South America pretty much as soon as dinosaurs evolved.” This has to include the lumbering sauropods with their bird-hips and the carnivorous monster theropods with their lizard-hips; and what about the marine reptiles and pterosaurs? They, too, “appeared” as from nowhere. Another complication about Tawa is what it suggests about the source location of the missing ancestor, and how the descendents migrated. At the New Mexico site, “Tawa skeletons were found beside two other theropod dinosaurs from around the same period,” the article continued. “Nesbitt noted that each of the three is more closely related to a known dinosaur from South America than they are to each other. This suggests these three species each descended from a separate lineage in South America, rather than all evolving from a local ancestor, and then later dispersed to North America and other parts of the supercontinent Pangaea. It also suggests there were multiple dispersals out of South America.” Positing three ancestral lines solves little; it multiplies the missing-ancestor problem threefold. More on Tawa was reported by Nature News. Jeanna Bryner at Live Science put a positive spin on the story, claiming, “Geographic Origin of Dinosaurs Pinned Down.” She even put imaginary feathers (06/13/2007) on the critter: “Like Velociraptor, the dinosaur was likely covered with feather-like structures and sported claws and serrated teeth for snagging prey.” If the ancestor if this creature crawled like a crocodile or amphibian, that’s a pretty dramatic overhaul in the body shop. And what happened to the lumbering sauropods, if this is close to the ancestor of all dinosaurs? It already looks like an advanced theropod. Bryner did not explain how these dramatic changes in morphology occurred by an evolutionary process. She only suggested that climate was a factor: “They think the answer is climate. For some reason, only the carnivorous dinosaurs found temperatures in North America to be hospitable, the researchers suggest.” (Note that her venue is Live Science, not Live Speculation.) This month in the Creation Research Society Quarterly, the multiple-PhD creationist Dr. Jerry Bergman examined the issue of dinosaur evolution.2 He showed that the ancestry of dinosaurs is a hodgepodge of speculation without evidence. He demonstrated this for the whole dinosaur clade, then specifically for the ceratopsids (like Triceratops) and the tyrannosaurids (like T. rex). The picture, he said, is one of abrupt appearance, stasis, and extinction. “Over 30 million dinosaur bones and parts, some in excellent states of preservation, have been identified, and although much speculation exists, not a single documented plausible direct ancestor has yet been located,” he said. “All known dinosaurs appear fully formed in the fossil record.” The news appears to confirm that picture. Science Daily’s write-up contained this illustration of how evolutionary speculation operates: “Based on an analysis of the relationships among Tawa and other early dinosaurs, the researchers hypothesize that dinosaurs originated in a part of Pangea that is now South America, diverging into theropods (like Tyrannosaurus rex), sauropodomorphs (like Apatosaurus) and ornithischians (like Triceratops); and then dispersed more than 220 million years ago across parts of Pangea that later became separate continents.” No basis for the analysis was given – other than a prior belief in evolution. The artist reconstruction of Tawa looks nothing like an Apatosaurus or Triceratops. The article did not mention any physical evidence of an ancestor or a location for it. It did not mention any plausible way for a putative ancestor to “originate” or “diverge” into three very different body types. Yet, somehow, this fossil “provides fantastic insight into the evolution of the skeleton of the first carnivorous dinosaurs” the article claimed. As for causes for these changes, the study attributed all the evolution to climate and the missing ancestor’s ability to move around. No evolutionary or genetic theory was defended, and no fossils were presented to support the “hypothesizing” Dittos for the short write-up in National Geographic, which partly funded the research. It claims the new fossil “boosts the theory” that dinosaurs “arose” then “diversified into three lineages and migrated out to the rest of the world, scientists say.” If anyone in any other field, or a dad telling his children a bedtime story, invoked such evidence-free speculation, would it be called science? The BBC News even allowed a scientist to state, without confrontation, that this fossil “filled a gap in the fossil record”.As icons for Darwinian evolution, it appears that horses and dinosaurs are not pulling their weight. To show this is not an isolated problem, two other articles this week proclaim the same anti-gradualistic theme of abrupt appearance. A press release from Howard Hughes Medical Institute Dec. 10 talked about experiments on stickleback fish. “Biologists have been debating since Darwin’s time about whether evolution can proceed in a single large step or if numerous, individually minor changes are necessary.” the press release said. “The new study, reported in the December 10, 2009, issue of Science Express and led by HHMI investigator David Kingsley of Stanford University, provides evidence that evolution can leap rather than shuffle.” Even so, the article is primarily about gene loss and alterations in the regulation of existing genes – not the increases in genetic information that molecules-to-man evolution would require. The best they could characterize the study was, “we are getting the first tantalizing glimpses of how new variants arise.” Call back when you can see clearly. Finally, Ken Smith reported for Nature News that “New species evolve in bursts.” PhysOrg waxed even more dramatic, saying “Evolution may take giant leaps.” What’s this about? Mark Pagel compared four models of speciation, using “more than 100 species groups from the animal and plant kingdoms, including bumblebees, turtles, foxes and roses.” His analysis refutes the “Red Queen” hypothesis of gradual, steady evolution, instead suggesting that “New species might arise as a result of single rare events, rather than through the gradual accumulation of many small changes over time, according to a study of thousands of species and their evolutionary family trees.” Though a staunch evolutionist himself, Pagel realized how anti-Darwinian his feather-ruffling conclusion is: “It really goes against the grain because most of us have this Darwinian view of speciation,” he said. “What we’re saying is that to think about natural selection as the cause of speciation is perhaps wrong.” Maybe the new motto of the evolutionists should be, “One small step for a model; one giant leap for evolution.” Or is that a leap of faith?1. Orlando et al, “Revising the recent evolutionary history of equids using ancient DNA,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published December 9, 2009, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0903672106.2. Available to the public in PDF at CRS. Bergman, Jerry, “The Evolution of Dinosaurs: Much Conjecture, Little Evidence,” Creation Research Society Quarterly (Vol. 46, No. 2), Fall 2009.Single rare events – could that include something like six days of creation? After all, the Darwinians are asking us to believe in miracles, anyway (sudden “giant leaps”, and animals that “arise” out of nowhere). While Darwin is mumbling pathetically, with tears in his beard, let’s think about what the fossil evidence is telling us.(Visited 53 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
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The lateral collateral ligament connects the end of the femur (thigh) to the top of the fibula (the thin bone that runs next to the shin bone). The lateral collateral ligament provides stability against varus stress. Varus stress is described as a pressure applied to the leg that tries to bend the lower leg sideways at the knee, toward the other leg. Activities such as skiing, football and soccer can all lead to this injury.Review Date:6/13/2010Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Hyundai Santa Fe line-up continues to dramatically improve for the 2017 model year. The improvements span everything from fresh exterior design and LED lighting signatures to additional infotainment, convenience and safety technologies and new Drive Mode selection with Sport, Eco and Normal settings.For 2017, in order to meet increased market demand, production of the two-row Santa Fe Sport model will be added to the Montgomery, Alabama manufacturing facility, alongside the Sonata and Elantra sedan models.ALSO READ:Five things we know of upcoming Hyundai i30 Moreover, Hyundai India will very soon bring the new generation Santa Fe to Indian shores.Engine:All Santa Fe powertrains now offer new Drive Mode selection with Sport, Eco and Normal settings. The 2017 Santa Fe line-up continues to offer front- or all-wheel drive and seating options for five, six or seven passengers.The 2017 Santa Fe Sport is powered by an efficient 2.4-litre four-cylinder direct-injected engine with 185 horsepower or the more powerful, turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 240 horsepower. Also, the upcoming Santa Fe (three-row) uses a 3.3-litre Lambda II V6 engine, with 290 horsepower.Moreover, all new Santa Fe engines utilize high-pressure direct injection and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT). A six-speed automatic transmission is standard on all Santa Fe models. Active Cornering Control and a windshield wiper de-icer is also standard on AWD Santa Fe models.ALSO READ:Great India Drive in a Hyundai Creta- Part 1For the 2017 Santa Fe Sport model alone, nearly 350 individual parts have been updated, representing about 25 per cent of total Santa Fe Sport parts content.advertisementFeatures:The upcoming Hyundai Santa Fe features a Rearview Camera, automatic on/off headlights, remote keyless entry with alarm, bodycolor heated exterior power mirrors with driver’s blind spot mirror, LED headlight accents, daytime running lights, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise control and Bluetooth hands-free smartphone system.Moreover, it also comes with HID Xenon headlights, panoramic sunroof, navigation and an updated 12-speaker Infinity Logic7 audio system which features QuantumLogic Surround and Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology are available.Steering:The new Hyundai Santa Fe models utilize an electric power steering system with a 32-bit microprocessor that delivers a refined steering feel. The steering system also offers driver-selectable steering modes based on the Drive Mode selection of Sport, Eco and Normal settings.ALSO READ:Hyundai unveils SUV Tucson at Auto Expo 2016Safety:Standard safety equipment on the 2017 Santa Fe line-up includes Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control System, seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag, four-wheel disc brakes and ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) with Downhill Brake Control (DBC) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).Color:The color options available are new nightfall blue for Santa Fe Sport and new storm blue for Santa Fe.
Islamabad United take on Multan Sultans in the fourth match of the 2019 Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.What time does the match between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans start?The match between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans starts at 5:00 PM IST on February 16, Saturday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.What TV channel and live stream is the match between Islamabad United and Multan SultansLive Streaming on?DSport will telecast the match. Airtel TV will live stream Islamabad United and Multan Sultans match.Where will the Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans match be played?The T20 match between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai from 5:00 PM IST.Where can I watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans match live?The match will be shown in DSport network and can also be streamed on Airtel TV.Where can I check the online live updates of the Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans T20 match?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads of Islamabad United and Multan Sultans?Islamabad United: Luke Ronchi(w), Rizwan Hussain, Cameron Delport, Philip Salt, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Samit Patel, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Sami(c), Waqas Maqsood, Sahibzada Farhan, Muhammad Musa, Zafar Gohar, Rumman Raees, Ian Bell, Nasir Nawaz, Wayne Parnell, Zahir Khan, Amad ButtMultan Sultans: Shan Masood, Tom Moores(w), Laurie Evans, Shoaib Malik(c), Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, Hammad Azam, Chris Green, Mohammad Ilyas, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Umar Siddiq, Muhammad Junaid, Mohammad Abbas, Johnson Charles, Mohammad Irfan, Nauman Ali, Ali Shafiq, Shakeel Ansaradvertisement
Napoli 2 AC Milan 1: Insigne stars after Italy snub as leaders move four points clear Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 05:44 11/19/17 Getty Images Napoli beat AC Milan 2-1 on Saturday to move four points clear of Serie A champions Juventus, Italy star Lorenzo Insigne scoring the opener. Lorenzo Insigne and Piotr Zielinski scored as Napoli beat AC Milan 2-1 at the San Paolo on Saturday to move four points clear at the top of the Serie A table.Insigne was an unused substitute as Italy were beaten by Sweden in their World Cup play-off during the international break and he was on a mission to prove Gian Piero Ventura wrong.Ventura was berated by Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi for not turning to Insigne during the Azzurri’s 1-0 aggregate loss, the coach paying for the defeat by losing his job. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And Insigne was on target as Napoli took the lead after 33 minutes thanks to a video assistant referee referral showing the forward was just onside when he ran on to Jorginho’s terrific pass to score.While Milan put the hosts under pressure in the second half, Napoli wrapped up the points when a sublime Dries Mertens pass sent Zielinski clear to nutmeg Gianluigi Donnarumma, with Alessio Romagnoli’s injury-time effort a mere consolation.Though the win sees unbeaten Napoli stretch their advantage over champions Juventus – who are in action at Sampdoria on Sunday – Milan stay four points adrift of the European places in seventh after suffering a sixth league defeat of the campaign.#Insigne #NapoliMilan 1-0 #SerieATIM pic.twitter.com/JAKPnKanQl— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) November 18, 2017Jorginho smashed an early effort over the crossbar for the hosts before Donnarumma made a smart near-post save after 13 minutes when Insigne floated a cross on to the head of Jose Callejon as the league leaders dominated the early exchanges. Suso lashed Milan’s first effort wildly off target before a more accurate strike from the playmaker called Pepe Reina into action for the first time.Allan and Marek Hamsik both hit decent openings straight at Donnarumma, but Napoli’s profligacy did not stop them breaking the deadlock, Insigne scoring his fifth goal in as many appearances against Milan.6 – Lorenzo Insigne has netted 6 goals in 10 Serie A matches against AC Milan – at least two more than against any other side. Inspired. #NapoliMilan— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) November 18, 2017Jorginho sent his fellow Italy international through on goal to beat Donnarumma with a smart lofted finish, the officials initially disallowing Insigne’s strike before a video replay showed Romagnoli was playing him marginally onside.Insigne went close to adding a second on the brink of half-time, but Donnarumma sprang high to his left to parry the shot away.And the same pattern of play continued after the interval, the teenager denying Mertens and Hamsik in quick succession as Napoli sought a second goal.A bright spell of Milan pressure yielded no clear chances, Leonardo Bonucci showing his frustration by shooting off target from the halfway line.Perhaps inevitably, Napoli put the game to bed with a trademark counter-attack after 72 minutes.Mertens sent Zielinski clear with a superb turn and pass, the Poland international rifling a first-time left-footed strike through the legs of an exposed Donnarumma.Giacomo Bonaventura and Nikola Kalinic forced saves from Reina as a desperate Milan rallied and the visitors scored a consolation in stoppage time.For once Napoli switched off at the back and Romagnoli smashed in a superb strike, but Maurizio Sarri’s side held on to extend their unbeaten run to 25 Serie A games. Key Opta stats:- Lorenzo Insigne has netted 6 goals in 10 Serie A matches against AC Milan – at least two more than against any other side.- Napoli have won five of their last six league matches against AC Milan (D1 L0).- AC Milan are only the second team to have had no touches in the opposition box in the first half of a Serie A game this season (after Benevento, who failed to do so against Napoli and Juventus).- Gianluigi Donnarumma had eight saves tonight, his best tally in a competitive game for AC Milan this season.- Zielinski’s goal was the 100th conceded by Donnarumma in 92 appearances for AC Milan in all competitions. read more
Kolkata: East Midnapore district police started a suo motu case against state BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Tuesday, after he made some controversial remarks during a political rally at Mecheda on Monday.Ghosh’s statement has triggered sharp criticism from various sections of the society and condemnation from different political parties, including the ruling party in the state. He had sparked controversy on Monday, when he urged his party supporters to beat up Trinamool Congress workers or policemen and leave the rest to him. The district police found his statement highly derogatory and therefore started a suo motu case against him. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaWhile addressing a public meeting in Mecheda, Ghosh said: “We would not spare anybody, whether he is a Trinamool worker or a policeman. If you don’t beat them up, you are not a BJP man. I shall take care of the rest.” Ghosh had also told his party men that Trinamool Congress workers could be “squashed like flies and mosquitoes.” He had also argued: “If the former Union Finance minister P Chidambaram can go to jail, who are these people? Trinamool Congress workers are just like flies or mosquitoes to me.” Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe saffron leader had alleged that the ruling party and the police are conspiring to frame BJP workers in false cases. He also warned that those who are harassing BJP supporters would face dire consequences and threatened that he would beat them up in such a manner that their bodies cannot be traced. Senior Trinamool Congress leader Jyotipriya Mallick said that Ghosh would get the reply in 2021. Mallick also said that he would not pay any heed to what Ghosh says, as he considers the latter an “insane person.” Meanwhile, Ghosh justified his controversial statements on Tuesday, saying that he felt that violence was required to end violence, as otherwise their existence would be in trouble.
Rabat – Nawal El Moutawakel, Aziz Daouda and Khalid Sekkah of Morocco have been elected on Wednesday to three committees of the IAAF, the world governing body of athletics in Beijing, China. Nawal El Moutawakel, an IAAF Council member since 1995 and IOC member since 1998, was elected to the IAAF Council as the second highest vote-getter for one of six IAAF Council seats designated to be filled by women, winning 160 votes.Aziz Daouda, former Secretary General of the Royal Moroccan Athletics Federation, was elected to the IAAF’s Technical Committee at the 50th IAAF Congress held at the China National Convention Center in the Chinese capital. Daouda claimed one of 12 member seats from 34 nominees who stood for election. Sekkah, a former Olympian 10,000m champion, was elected member of the Cross Country committee.Abdesalam Ahizoune, President of the Moroccan Royal Federation of Athletics (FRMA) was the head of the Moroccan delegation to campaign for the Moroccan candidates.Speaking to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) news agency, Ahizoune said that the election of the three Moroccans is the result of efforts made by Morocco at the international sports bodies and contacts carried out by the Moroccan delegation.“This choice also reflects that the IAAF trusts the Moroccan skills and recognition of their performance in the field of athletics and restructuring programs and infrastructure development launched by Morocco under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI,” he added.Britain’s Lord Sebastian Coe, the former Olympic 1500mchampion who led the organizing committee of London’s 2012 Games, has been elected as the new president of the world governing body for athletics at the 50th IAAF Congress.Coe replaces 82-year-old Senegalese Lamine Diack who has been in charge for 16 years.
Index and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) TORONTO — The materials sector helped lift Canada’s main stock index higher in late-morning trading as the prices for gold and copper also moved up.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 70.96 points at 15,909.20.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 14.61 points at 25,868.64. The S&P 500 index was up 1.31 points at 2,776.91, while the Nasdaq composite was up 13.19 points at 7,485.60.The Canadian dollar traded for 75.44 cents US compared with an average of 75.38 cents US on Friday.The April crude contract down 14 cents at US$55.84 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was up 2.5 cents at US$2.65 per mmBTU.The April gold contract was up US$19.10 at US$1,341.20 an ounce and the March copper contract was up 6.7 cents at US$2.87 a pound. The Canadian Press
The average value for the Canadian dollar on Tuesday was 79.99 cents US, up 0.30 of a cent from Friday.The U.S. dollar was at C$1.2501, down 0.48 of a cent.Pound sterling was at C$1.6504, up 1.21 cents, and US$1.3202, up 1.47 cents.The Euro was at C$1.4754, up 0.47 of a cent.Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada.
Flanked by two fortified towers, the single hump-backed Ottoman arch – four metres wide, 30 metres long and constructed of 456 white stone blocks between 1557 and 1566 – collapsed into the waters of the Neretva River after being hit by heavy shells during the fighting in Bosnia and Herzegovina.The bridge was destroyed for its symbolic value. For this same reason the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) pledged to rebuild it. Just four months after its collapse the agency called for its reconstruction. Today UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura and the chairman of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite presidency, Sulejman Tihic, inaugurated the restored span in the presence of leaders from southeastern Europe and other top European political figures. “We are present in Mostar in order to breathe fresh life into an exceptional heritage which, after having been used as a target, needs to become a rallying sign, a sign of recognition, the powerful symbol of a plural identity founded on mutual trust,” Mr. Matsuura said. In 1998, UNESCO, the World Bank and municipal authorities launched a joint appeal for the reconstruction, which was answered by five donor countries – Croatia, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey – as well as the Council of Europe Development Bank. While the World Bank was responsible for the financial part of the project and the city of Mostar handled the disbursement of the funds, UNESCO’s main task was to ensure the technical and scientific coordination.
Since Vice President Isatou Njie Saïdy’s appointment in 1994, the country has added “on the basis of gender” to its anti-discrimination provisions, but only 27 percent of women are literate, compared to 54 per cent of men in its 1.3 million, 90 per cent Muslim population, the 23-member UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) concluded from the Government’s report.The CEDAW experts pointed out that although the Government acceded to the anti-discrimination Convention, it expressed reservations about the African Women’s Protocol on rights also covered by the Convention, and that the country’s legal system, lacking such laws as those prohibiting domestic violence and sexual harassment, sometimes allowed civil rights violations.On the report’s position that the extreme poverty in the country, combined with the growing tourism industry, was luring girls into prostitution and making them more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, the CEDAW experts said tourism may have increased because of the easy availability of prostitutes, especially minors.The Gambian delegation, headed by Minister for Fisheries and Water Resources Bai Mass Taal, said Gambia had tried to collaborate with the countries of origin of “sex tourists,” but those governments often aided the perpetrators by giving them new passports so that they could flee prosecution.Meanwhile, the United States and United Kingdom were assisting the Government in drafting laws to comply with the Convention, but the Government realized that it was not enough to change a law, the delegation said.Mindsets needed to be changed and the Government was engaging in a dialogue with religious and other civil society leaders to influence attitudes towards such issues as female circumcision. Recent draft legislation on children banned female circumcision, the Gambian delegates said.Human rights stood above sensitivity to cultural norms, the CEDAW experts said, and they expressed concern that religious leaders were calling the shots in a secular state.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Gun violence in PG-13 rated movies has increased considerably in recent decades, to the point that it sometimes exceeds gun violence in even R-rated films, according to a study released Monday.Ohio State University and the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania surveyed gun violence in top-grossing movies, finding that the frequency of gun violence had more than tripled in PG-13 films since 1985. The PG-13 rating was introduced in 1984.Gun violence in PG-13 movies has rivaled the frequency of gun violence in R-rated movies since 2009, and actually surpassed it in 2012, according to the study.Researchers examined a total of 945 films, drawing from the 30 top-grossing movies from 1950 through 2012. It focuses on sequences involving “the firing of hand-held guns with the intent to harm or kill a living being.”The study, which included animated films, did not judge whether the representations of gun violence were cautionary in message or not. It also analyzed only a snapshot of the most popular films at the box office, suggesting it said as much about audience tastes as Hollywood’s output.Critics of the ratings system have long held that it places too much emphasis on sexuality and too little on violence.“We treat sex as R,” said Daniel Romer, director of Annenberg’s Adolescent Communication Institute, in a statement. “We should treat extreme gun violence as R.”The study found that PG-13 films on average had one 5-minute segment with gun violence in 1985. That rate has risen to more than three such segments per movie in recent years. The trend was roughly in tandem with the rate of gun violence in R-rated films over the same time period.The Motion Picture Association of American declined to comment on the study.The MPAA’s definition of a PG-13 rated movie is that “there may be depictions of violence … but generally not both realistic and extreme or persistent violence.”The PG-13 rating cautions parents that the movie may include material inappropriate for children under 13. The R rating restricts people under the age of 17 from attending the movie without a parent or guardian.___Online:http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org Study finds that PG-13 movies have same frequency of gun violence as R-rated films by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted Nov 11, 2013 11:54 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Arch Coal has acquired a 35% equity interest in the Trailblazer Energy Center, which is being developed by Tenaska near Sweetwater, Texas. Trailblazer will rank among the world’s cleanest fossil-fuel-based power plants and act as a strategic source of carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) applications in West Texas. Moreover, Trailblazer will supply the Texas economy with an additional 600 MW of clean, secure, reliable electric generating capacity. “We are enthusiastic about partnering with Tenaska – a successful and highly respected leader in power plant development – to make the Trailblazer Energy Center a reality,” said David B. Peugh, Arch’s Vice President of Business Development. “Trailblazer will harness the most advanced coal-based technologies to supply secure, low-carbon production of electricity to the rapidly growing Texas marketplace. Furthermore, Trailblazer’s success could set the stage for a new generation of power plants fueled with America’s most abundant, reliable and cost-competitive fuel.”Tenaska Business Development President David Fiorelli said the partnership with Arch will bring a number of strategic benefits to the Trailblazer project. “The agreement is another indication of the significant progress Tenaska, as managing partner, is making in the development of the pioneering Trailblazer Energy Center,” said Fiorelli. “As one of the largest suppliers of low-sulphur Powder River Basin coal, Arch brings its 40 years of experience in the energy and coal industries. By working together, we will help lead the way to using our nation’s most abundant energy resource in an environmentally responsible manner.”In capturing 85 to 90% of the carbon dioxide emissions from the plant, Trailblazer will emit 70% less carbon dioxide than the cleanest natural gas-based power plants. Moreover, Trailblazer will ship the captured carbon dioxide to the nearby Permian Basin, where it will be used to boost oil production and extend the life of that critically important domestic energy resource.As part of the agreement, Arch will supply the plant’s fuel needs for the first 20 years of operation from its Powder River Basin operations in Wyoming.A recent Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) report projects that Texas will need to add more than 55 GW of new and replacement power-generating capacity over the next two decades to meet projected demand growth.In addition to Trailblazer, Arch’s technology portfolio includes an equity interest in DKRW Advanced Fuels, which is planning to convert coal into clean-burning transportation fuel on Arch reserves in southern Wyoming, and ADA-ES, a leading-edge emissions control company.Tenaska is one of the largest privately-owned energy companies in the US. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, it develops, constructs, owns and operates non-utility generation and cogeneration plants. The company also markets natural gas, biofuels and electric power, and provides risk management services. Tenaska is involved in asset acquisition, fuel supply, natural gas exploration, production and transportation systems, and electric transmission development. Tenaska has developed approximately 9,000 MW of electric generating capacity across the US. Tenaska’s affiliates operate and manage eight power plants in six states totaling more than 6,700 MW of generating capacity owned in partnership with other companies. In 2008, Tenaska was listed in benchmarking studies by the Natural Resources Defense Council as having the best fleet-wide record in the US for controlling emission of CO2 and as one of the top performing companies for controlling emissions of nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide. For more information about Tenaska and the Trailblazer Energy Center, visit www.tenaska.com and www.tenaskatrailblazer.com. Arch’s investment will be staged over time as the development of the project reaches key milestones.
Flickr/plong6 of the oddest things you can buy ‘for men’>The 11 people that wreck your head on social media> Flicks/stuartpilbrow2. Fridge CCTVTo find out EXACTLY who’s been eating your butter. Also, to finally discover where that weird liquid actually comes from.Flickr/Sontra3. A slide into the office Flickr/stuartpilbrowThis would improve our productivity no end. I mean, look at this guy. He’s all over his tasks.YouTube/CouchPotatoCompany6. WinesdaysInstead of Wednesdays.Forever Black and White/Tumblr7. Bathroom number-two disguiserFor those times when you really have to answer the call of nature – no, the other call of nature – and your modesty is in danger.We’re thinking of a device that would essentially bamboozle co-workers until your business is complete. Perhaps some kind of device that would play music when the bathroom is in use, while also providing wonderful odours and distracting visuals.Or just this:Flickr/sevitz8. Ball pit for important meetingsThink how much more less intimidating your manager would be if he/she was talking to you in a ball pit. Slide photo via ShutterstockNow THAT would put a smile on your face at the beginning of the day. You’d be a bit rumpled, but whatever.Also: monkey bars.4. Rage roomSomewhere you could go on THOSE days to… let off a little steam.Possibly with some padding.professional-fangirl-bitch.tumblr.com5. Free chocolate IT REALLY shouldn’t matter whether you’re private sector or public sector.These nine amenities are crucial to any reasonable life in the workplace.Are there any essentials we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments…1. Duvet at every deskNothing is more comfortable than a good duvet. Flickr/Travis HornungBOSS: “Our numbers are down this quarter.”YOU: *throwing coloured balls in air* “Hee hee hee!”9. MondaysNow this? THIS is a Monday.
8 Comments Others may have been either at work, attending classes or otherwise occupied.“He also met with a representative of the Friends of the Centre Group. He was not informed that more residents would have liked to have met with him, but would be happy to meet on any future visits.”The spokesperson added that the Reception and Integration Agency is arranging for a staff member to travel to Clonakilty to “ascertain the residents’ concerns”, noting: “RIA has not been made aware of any specific issues in relation to the accommodation centre.”In a statement, the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (Masi) said it fully supported the protest and asked people living in the area to show their “solidarity” to residents.Gardaí said they attended the scene of the protest “strictly so as to prevent any breach of the peace”, adding that no arrests were made.With reporting by Cónal Thomas Tuesday 26 Mar 2019, 2:26 PM Short URL 23,222 Views RESIDENTS AT A Direct Provision centre in Co Cork staged a protest at the centre today.Asylum seekers involved in the protest said they were unhappy they did not get to meet Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration David Stanton when he visited Clonakilty Lodge yesterday.One of the residents, whose name is Evelyn, claimed that people living at the centre were not told in advance that Stanton would be visiting, describing the situation as “unfair”.“We are actually having a peaceful protest today. The residents of Clonakilty Lodge are out here today with friends from the community on a peaceful protest demanding answers,” Evelyn said. Source: The Southern Star/YouTubeShe told the Southern Star newspaper some parents at the centre kept their children home from school to show how seriously they feel about the matter. Residents had concerns they wished to raise with the minister about the centre and the DP system in general. Evelyn said people at the centre “have been waiting for the opportunity to meet [Stanton]“, adding: “We want to be respected and treated equally … it is unfair.”Residents’ concerns A spokesperson for the Department of Justice and Equality confirmed that Stanton was at Clonakilty Lodge yesterday, noting that the minister visits DP centres “to get a sense of how the centres are working”.They said “significant work has been done recently to improve the facilities” at the centre in Clonakilty and Stanton was, among other activities, there to see “the operation of the new onsite shop, which was recently opened as part of the centre’s improvements to provide independent living for all residents”.The spokesperson added that Stanton “did meet and spoke with residents who were present”. By Órla Ryan Share521 Tweet Email2 Mar 26th 2019, 2:26 PM https://jrnl.ie/4561423 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Residents stage protest at Direct Provision centre in Cork They are unhappy they did not get to meet Minister David Stanton when he visited the centre yesterday.
PORTLAND — A jury delivered an extraordinary blow to the government in a long-running battle over the use of public lands when it acquitted all seven defendants involved in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in rural southeastern Oregon.Tumult erupted in the courtroom Thursday after the verdicts were read when an attorney for group leader Ammon Bundy demanded his client be immediately released and repeatedly yelled at the judge. U.S. marshals tackled attorney Marcus Mumford to the ground, used a stun gun on him several times and arrested him.U.S. District Judge Anna Brown said she could not release Bundy because he still faces charges in Nevada stemming from an armed standoff at his father Cliven Bundy’s ranch two years ago.The Portland jury acquitted Bundy, his brother Ryan Bundy and five others of conspiring to impede federal workers from their jobs at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, 300 miles southeast of Portland. The jury could not reach a verdict on a single count of theft for Ryan Bundy.Even attorneys for the defendants were surprised by the acquittals.“It’s stunning. It’s a stunning victory for the defense,” said Robert Salisbury, attorney for defendant Jeff Banta. “I’m speechless.”The U.S Attorney in Oregon, Billy J. Williams, issued a statement defending the decision to bring charges against the seven defendants: “We strongly believe that this case needed to be brought before a Court, publicly tried, and decided by a jury.”
The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to study comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko is set to come to an end later this month, but it just made an interesting discovery — the Philae lander. The landing didn’t go entirely according to plan back in 2014, leaving Philae in a shadowy crevice somewhere on the surface of the comet. Now we know where.Philae was equipped with several harpoons that were supposed to fire as it contacted the surface of 67P, anchoring it in place. However, a malfunction prevented them from firing and the lander bounced across the landscape until it came to rest in a much less favorable area where its solar panels were mostly blocked. The ESA was able to run many of Philae’s experiments over the next three days, but the lack of sunlight meant it had to go into hibernation mode before all work was complete.The ESA made contact with Philae again last summer as P67 was closer to the sun and more energy was available to the probe. However, it didn’t have enough juice to regain full functionality. Until now, the ESA didn’t know where the lander ended up. Radar ranging had it narrowed down to a general area, but with the Rosetta orbiter at an altitude of 2.7km, the OSIRIS camera was able to spot Philae. The resolution is 5cm per pixel, so it’s enough to identify the telltale shape of Philae.Philae is tilted over on its side under an outcropping of rock, one leg up in the air. It looks like quite an unlucky landing, actually. If it had stopped just a few meters sooner, the probe would have been in direct sunlight. Having the location of Philae pinned down will help put its three days of science in the proper context, though.We may get an even closer look at Philae in a few weeks. When the Rosetta mission ends, the ESA will send the orbiter down for a “controlled descent” to the comet’s surface. It’s crashing, basically. The orbiter is unlikely to work much longer anyway, so the team wants to capture an image of the comet from as close as possible, and that may include Philae’s final resting place.
Rail Plus on the right track Rail Plus will offer Australian travel agents booking The Ghan, Indian Pacific, The Overland and The Southern Spirit more base commission, the company has announced. A booking on one of the four Great Southern Rail journeys will now earn agents a ten per cent commission, an increase of three per cent on the previous rate. According to Rail Plus national sales and marketing manager Greg McCallum, the move reflects the growing importance the company places on domestic rail journeys. “Last year Rail Plus saw the number of Australian passengers experiencing a local rail adventure grow by 10 per cent,” Mr Callum said. “This year we expect that figure to increase even more dramatically.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H
Michigan farmers can more easily sell their goods to people from small or temporary roadside produce stands now that Gov. Rick Snyder has signed Public Act 125 of 2013 to reform certain building code requirements Triston and Stacy Cole of Cole Farm in Mancelona joined Rep. Greg MacMaster for the signing of House Bill 4732. Triston approached MacMaster about creating the legislation to waive the rules for plumbing and other building code requirements based on the smaller size and type of facility.“This bill reduces regulation on agri-business, especially startups and small farms looking to expand,” Triston Cole said. “This bill keeps farms family-owned and operated, and increases direct sales to the public. This also will help to continue to strengthen the relationship between the community and our local farmers, as well as increase awareness of local farming activity.”MacMaster said the regulations put an overly burdensome requirement on the farmer for what should be fairly simple and straightforward part of farmers providing healthy food options for people.“The small stands and tents that farmers use to protect vegetables and other produce so people can eat fresh, wholesome food shouldn’t fall under the full-blown rules for full-size building structures,” said MacMaster, R-Kewadin. “Excessive government paperwork and mandates don’t need to be part of picking up some tomatoes, peppers or a dozen ears of corn from the local farm stand on the drive home.”Typically, the stands in question are approximately 200 to 300 square feet in size – the new law exempts those up to 400 square feet from the plumbing requirement. Building permits and other safety requirements remain in place.Ryan Romeyn of Providence Farm in Central Lake also applauded the regulation reforms in the new MacMaster law.“This is great news and will be a great improvement to give farmers and consumers greater flexibility in marketing and purchasing locally grown products to benefit our local economies in Michigan,” Romeyn said. “Our farm is preparing to expand our roadside market, and this law will provide many more options that are economically viable. This will benefit farm families, farm employees, local residents and vacationers.”The law also exempts tents of the same size from the code in its entirety, but does require a form of secure anchoring for all structures.MacMaster can be contacted by calling toll free (855) DIST-105; by email, [email protected]; or through is office website, www.repmacmaster.com.
Categories: VanWoerkom News 09Jan Rep. VanWoerkom takes ceremonial oath of office on House floor FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Former Senator Jerry VanWoerkom (father), Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman, Valerie VanWoerkom (mother), Wendy VanWoerkom (wife), Rep. VanWoerkom and their children.PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, was joined by family as he was sworn in today at the state Capitol for his first term as state Representative for the 91st House District. Administering the Oath of Office was Michigan Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman.###
Share4TweetShare1Email5 SharesApril 24, 2017; Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewAs a result of news coverage about lead poisoning, Allegheny County’s Health Department (ACHD) announced the formation of a new task force. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, “Allegheny County is launching a lead task force to consider policy changes and analyze county data, Health Department Director Dr. Karen Hacker announced at a news conference Monday. The announcement followed several media reports on the county’s lead problem, including a Trib story revealing the county has rarely imposed penalties on landlords who take months to abate lead paint in properties where poisoned children live.”ACHD may be operating in crisis control mode, since the details of the task force have yet to be defined. The fact that County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will be offering more details next week is a sign that the media have attracted the attention of the political class. In another strange twist, ACHD held an “informational presentation” at the county council meeting on Wednesday—without posting a public notice first.The Tribune-Review also announced that the County Controller’s office would conduct an independent audit of the Health Department programs related to lead poisoning. Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner cited stories prepared by Pittsburgh’s Public Source, an investigative news organization that provides Pennsylvania citizens with in-depth information, as motivating the audit of ACHD. According to Public Source,Wagner based her claims, in part, on a report PublicSource published last week that pointed out flaws in the health department’s data and the methods it was using to collect the data. That story showed a correlation in a slight rise of elevated blood lead levels among Pittsburgh children who were tested and the timing of a chemical switch made by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority in April 2014.The political spotlight is probably due in part to the fact that next week is the primary election for mayor and council in Pittsburgh. Pols don’t want to appear helpless in the face of many questions about possible lead poisoning risks. Mayor Peduto, who is expecting to win the Democratic primary against two opponents, has signaled that free water filters are still on offer to Pittsburgh households. This news comes in the wake of revelations that the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) hired the same contractor as Flint, Michigan, to operate their water system in 2012 and got many of the same results as Flint. Mayor Peduto has pledged to reorganize the PWSA, while his primary opponents claim it’s “too little, too late.” The big question for Pittsburghers is whether lead poisoning will survive the primary as an issue.The current stories in the Tribune-Review and from Public Source expand upon the issues addressed in the earlier “Hidden Poison” series, which primarily looked at the problem of lead in the drinking water. Last week, the Tribune-Review featured a story on ACHD’s failure to shut down homes where lead dust caused a child to be poisoned and where the owner failed to remove the lead from the property. Under state law, these homes should be “placarded” to warn tenants against renting there. The Tribune-Review article notes that the names of owners and addresses of the poisoned properties are considered protected information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The article also focused attention on the low level of lead testing in children in Allegheny County.ACHD Director Dr. Karen Hacker challenged some of the facts in the Tribune-Review and Public Source stories but didn’t provide specific examples.To a great extent, the lack of clarity and transparency about data and procedures is at the root of the problem of public accountability for lead poisoning. The Public Source article, “How dangerous is Pittsburgh’s lead problem? The data is contradictory and the damage could be worse than officials say,” tells the frustration of dealing with partial and faulty data coming from the ACHD.The number of tests confirming elevated lead levels in Pittsburgh children younger than six fell from 49 to 43 from 2013 to 2015. However, during that same time, the number of lead tests conducted in the city fell by more than 1,000, from 4,428 to 3,412, meaning that the total percentage of children in Pittsburgh with elevated lead during the time of the chemical switch slightly increased, from 1.11 percent to 1.26 percent.Got that? Test fewer children, find fewer cases…but a higher percentage of poisoned children among those tested. No wonder citizens are confused about the scope of the problem.Pittsburgh’s media outlets are not alone in trying to penetrate the public health obfuscation around lead poisoning. What is clear is that “the lead system” can break down at many points—from blood testing, to health management, to water and home testing, to remediation of known hazards. The second installment of a series by Reuters acknowledges that facts about lead poisoning are hard to come by, but the stories of people’s suffering are compelling. That’s also the lesson of the “Toxic Neglect“ series in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, which over nearly two years has documented failure after failure by public officials to carry out their missions and accurately report their outcomes.While necessary, media scrutiny of public programs may not be sufficient to trigger real change. That’s why politicians in election mode are scrambling right now. But without ongoing civic engagement, the pols’ interest in getting to the bottom of the problem may wane. One civic effort to address lead poisoning in Pittsburgh, the Women For A Healthy Environment, has undertaken a community education program around lead-in-water issues. As of now, however, there doesn’t seem to be a vehicle for grassroots political involvement.—Spencer WellsThanks to Mila Sanina of Public Source for contributing to this story.Share4TweetShare1Email5 Shares
Share159Tweet4ShareEmail163 Shares“House on Money,” 401kcalculator.orgNovember 29, 2018; Next CityRecent media reports have documented the widening gap between black and white homeownership. Nationally, the black homeownership rate is 41 percent—nearly unchanged from 50 years ago, when the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in that sector. That compares to the 71 percent of white adults who own homes. The gap is even wider now than it was in 1900, as was documented in a Zillow study released in April.And, as Lisa Rice—president of the National Fair Housing Alliance—notes, where black families have made gains, this has required political struggle. “Areas with high levels of African-American homeownership generally have very active fair-housing and social-justice activity. You will find a history of active organizing and engaging,” Rice explains. However, the struggle isn’t just about the level of homeownership. A new study released by the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution finds that neighborhoods with high levels of black homeownership are penalized.In the average US metropolitan area, the study says, homes in neighborhoods where the population is at least 50 percent black are valued at roughly half the price of homes in communities with no black people. Majority-black neighborhoods have 3.2 million owner-occupied homes worth an estimated $609 billion—but those buildings would collectively be worth $156 billion more if race did not impact housing values. In other words, structural racism reduces housing wealth for these black homeowners by an average of $48,000 per family.“Much of the research on implicit bias focuses on individuals’ perception of an oppressed class. These biases carry over into places where there are high concentrations of black people [for instance],” write authors Andre Perry, Jonathan Rothwell, and David Harshbarger. “The value of assets—buildings, schools, leadership, and land itself—are inextricably linked to the perceptions [others have] of black people.”Why does this matter so much? Home-based wealth is the leading source of wealth for most families of modest means. In fact, owner-occupied homes make up the majority of black wealth in the United States, according to an analysis of the federal Survey of Consumer Finances by economist Edward N. Wolff. That makes devaluation of black-owned homes particularly devastating; in 2016, the median American white family had a net worth of $140,000, compared to $3,400 for the median black family.These latest findings reflect patterns that first became entrenched decades ago—via government fiat—as documented in a new book titled The Color of Law. In 1933, the federal government initiated a program explicitly designed, in part, to segregate America’s housing stock. Author Richard Rothstein says the housing programs begun under the New Deal were in essence a “state-sponsored system of segregation.” The government’s efforts were “primarily designed to provide housing to white, middle-class, lower-middle-class families,” he says. Meanwhile, blacks were pushed into urban housing projects. He notes that the Federal Housing Administration refused to insure mortgages in and near African-American neighborhoods, literally coloring the “no-lend” neighborhoods in red on city maps (“redlining”). At the same time, the FHA subsidized builders who mass-produced entire subdivisions for whites—with housing covenants specifying that none of the homes be sold to African Americans.These decades-old housing policies continue to impact US society today. And those old patterns keep being reinforced. For example, the Washington Post recently reported that, “across the country, American communities employ ‘snob zoning’ policies that forbid builders from constructing apartment buildings or impose minimum residential lot requirements. They are often presented as driven by concerns that building smaller units could change the character of a community. Such rules effectively impose a price floor for the cost of housing, making it impossible for people who live below a certain means to afford them.”Towns with the most stringent rules, reported the Post, tend to have lower density and be wealthier than those with less regulation. And while the laws do not specifically mention race, they effectively drive people of color out and keep neighborhoods more uniformly white because African Americans and Latinxs have on average far less wealth and income than white people.—Pam BaileyShare159Tweet4ShareEmail163 Shares
I have the usual number of stories for a Saturday column…and quite a few fall into the must read category, so I hope you can find the time for the ones that interest you.As democracy is perfected, the office of President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last…and the White House will be occupied by a downright moron. — H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920Today’s pop ‘blast from the past’ is by the Queen of Soul herself. This hit was recorded in 1968…and you will know it instantly. The link is here.Last week’s classical selection was by German composer Max Bruch…and this week’s is as well. Last week it was his Scottish Fantasy…and this week it’s his Violin Concerto No. 1, in G minor, Op. 26…composed in 1866. I have a lot of ‘favourite’ violin concertos…and this is certainly one of them. Here’s the incomparable Sarah Chang doing the honours in a posting over at youtube.com…and the link is here. Neither the video quality, nor the fidelity, are the greatest…but it’s the only recording that I could find that has all three movements.After yesterday’s big run-up in the silver price, it’s easy to see that there is no real liquidity in the precious metals market, as most of the trading is of the high-frequency variety. There are really no legitimate buyers and sellers present in the Comex futures market…just the machines.If left to their own devices, there isn’t a “free market” that wouldn’t melt down, or melt up, if given the opportunity to do so. Chris Powell was oh, so prophetic with his quote…”There are no markets anymore…only interventions.”The Commitment of Traders Report, especially in silver, was a sight to behold…and with the way things are currently configured in all four precious metals, copper…and the dollar index…they are an ‘accident’ waiting to happen to the upside.However, since there are no free markets, when something does blow up…or melt down…it won’t be by accident. JPMorgan et al were in full control of this market on the short side…and there’s no reason at all to assume that they won’t continue to hold the power when the smoke clears to the upside.JPMorgan will not only control the ‘when’…they will also determine how high and how fast we get to the new precious metal prices, which are all but baked in the cake. They didn’t go to all this trouble over the last six months or so to extricate themselves from the short side of the gold market, to put their head back in the lion’s mouth again. They’ll control things from the long side from now on.Even if you only read all the stories I have posted in this column this weekend, you should be able to tell from their contents that the entire planet is about to come unglued economically, financially…and monetarily. It’s only the time line that is uncertain…and whether or not it will be a controlled event, or will events and circumstance quickly spiral out of the control of the powers that be?I don’t know the answer to that…and neither does anyone else. So we wait.Here’s Nick Laird’s “Total PMs Pool” chart updated with data from the week just past…and it doesn’t require any further explanation from me. As I said a week ago, I felt that we were done for liquidations out of the big ETFs with last week’s report…and it appears that this is the case.(Click on image to enlarge)Before heading off to bed, I’d like to point out that Casey Research has another FREE ON-LINE VIDEO EVENT in the works. This one is entitled “GOLD: Dead Cat…or Raging Bull?”It will feature Jim Cramer, Eric Sprott, Doug Casey, Steven Feldman, Rob McEwen and Jeff Clark. They explore the recent fluctuations of the gold price and what it means for investors. Does gold’s drop signal the end of its bull run, or is it just taking a breather? Should investors load up on or unload gold? The free online event Gold: Dead Cat…or Raging Bull? hosted by The Street and Casey Research, with Jim Cramer, Eric Sprott, Doug Casey, and others will provide some answers.This free video will air on June 25th at 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. It will be available for viewing after the initial stream for those who have schedule conflicts. You can check it out…and then sign up for it here. It pretty much goes without saying that it will be worth your time.That’s all I have for the day…and the week. Enjoy what’s left of your weekend…and I’ll see you here on Tuesday. When something does blow up…or melt down…it won’t be by accident.The gold price didn’t do much of anything in Far East trading…and then got sold down five bucks starting at 9:00 a.m. BST in London, with the low of the day coming minutes after 11:00 a.m…about two hours later.From there, the gold price was flat until five minutes before trading began on the Comex in New York. The subsequent rally got chopped off by a short seller of last resort about twenty minutes later, when it appeared the market was about to go “no ask”…and the gold price was about to punch through the $1,400 spot price ceiling. A second rally at the London p.m. gold fix suffered the same fate…and after that the price didn’t do much until after the Comex close.Then starting around 2:30 p.m. EDT, the gold price began to slowly tick higher for the rest of the New York Access market. The low tick in London looked to be around the $1,378 spot mark…and the high tick in New York was recorded by Kitco as $1,393.60 spot…and that occurred at the London p.m. gold fix.Gold finished at $1,3191.50 spot…up $5.80 on the day…and net volume was a very light 106,000 contracts.Here’s the New York Spot Gold [Bid] chart that shows the New York action in far more detail.Silver traded in a very tight range in both Far East and London yesterday…and was down about 20 cents when the price blasted off at 8:15 a.m. in New York yesterday morning. The market went “no ask” fifteen minutes later…before the usual not-for-profit seller[s] showed up. By 9:20 a.m. the price was back down to $22.07 spot…and barely moved for the remainder of the trading day.Kitco recorded the high tick as $22.68 spot…and if “da boyz” hadn’t shown up when they did, we would be looking at a very big silver price right now.But when all was said and done at the 5:15 p.m EDT close in New York, silver was only up 23 cents on the day…and closed at $22.08…and above the $22 price ceiling. Volume, net of roll-overs out of the July delivery month, were a bit heavier than normal…close to 33,000 contracts.Here’s the New York Spot Silver [Bid] chart, so you can see the dramatic action in the first 15 minutes of Comex trading for yourself.The dollar index closed in New York late Thursday afternoon at 80.72…and then fell to 80.61 by 10:00 a.m. in Tokyo. From there it rallied to its high of the day…80.99…just minutes after 8:30 a.m. in New York. At that point, the index fell completely out of bed…hitting a low of 80.65 by 11:40 a.m. EDT. The subsequent rally was tiny…and very short. From there the dollar index headed lower, finishing the Friday session on its low tick…80.62…and down 10 basis points from Thursday.You should carefully note that vertical price spikes in both gold and silver got hammered flat at the precise moment that the dollar index fell off a cliff just minutes after 8:30 a.m. EDT. There’s absolutely no chance that this was a coincidence. As Chris Powell’s famous quote goes…”There are no markets anymore…only interventions”.The gold stocks opened in the black…but quickly began to sell off…and they kept right on going down despite the fact that the gold price finished in positive territory yesterday. The HUI finished down 1.66%.The silver stocks didn’t do well, either…and Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index closed down 1.82%.(Click on image to enlarge)Here’s Nick’s Silver 7 chart that shows the near-term price action in a longer term perspective.(Click on image to enlarge)The sell-off in the precious metal stocks probably had more to do with what was happening in the general equity markets in New York at the time.The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that a surprisingly large 414 gold contracts were posted for delivery on Tuesday within the Comex-approved depositories. The two big short/issuers of note were Barclays with 324 contracts out of its client account…and ABN Amro with 88 contracts. The three largest long/stoppers were HSBC USA, Barclays…and Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia, with 234, 94 and 69 contracts respectively. The long/stoppers at Barclays were in the bank’s proprietary [in-house] trading account…the bank betting against its customers again.There were only 4 silver contracts posted for delivery on Tuesday…and the link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here.There were no reported changes in either GLD or SLV yesterday…and no sales report from the U.S. Mint, either.Over at the Comex-approved depositories on Thursday, they reported receiving 701,662 troy ounces of silver…and 21,763 troy ounces were shipped out the door. The link to that activity is here.In gold on the same day…9,027 troy ounces were reported received…and 12,210 troy ounces were shipped out. The link to that activity is here.The Commitment of Traders Report was pretty much as expected, as there were improvements in the Commercial net short position in both gold and silver…but particularly silver…and several new records were set.In silver, the Commercial net short position [the total Commercial short holders subtracted from the total Commercial long holders] declined by 16.9 million ounces…and is now down to a shockingly low 25.1 million ounces. Reader E.W.F. said that “In silver, the Commercial traders hold their smallest net short position since 29 July 1997.” That’s almost 16 years ago!!!The four largest traders are short 196.5 million ounces of silver…and the next ‘5 through 8’ traders are short an additional 55.9 million ounces of silver. Ted says that he’s no longer sure what JPMorgan’s short position in silver might be.As far as concentration goes, once you remove all the market-neutral spread trades from the total open interest, the Big 4 are short 35.3% of the entire Comex futures market in silver. The short positions of the ‘5 through 8’ traders adds another 10.0%. So the Big 8, in total, are short 45.3% of the entire Comex futures market in silver.Reader E.W.F. says that “the silver raptors [the small commercial traders other than the Big 8] hold their largest net long position in the history of the data.”In gold, the Commercial net short position declined by 333,000 troy ounces…and is now down to 5.83 million ounces. Reader E.W.F. says that..”the Commercials hold their smallest net short position in gold since 31 May 2005.”The four largest traders are short 9.94 million ounces of gold…and the ‘5 through 8’ traders are short an additional 4.67 million ounces.As far as concentrations go, once the market-neutral spread trades are removed from gold’s total open interest, the four largest traders are short 31.0 percent of the entire Comex futures market in gold…and the ‘5 through 8’ traders add another 14.6 percentage point. So the Big 8 in total are short 45.6% of the entire Comex futures market in gold.Reader E.W.F. pointed out that “the gold raptors are net long 87,851 contracts. This is their largest net long position since April 10, 2001. On that date the gold raptors were net long 95,984 contracts.”Here’s Nick Laird’s “Days of World Production to Cover Comex Short Positions” chart for all physically traded commodities on that exchange.(Click on image to enlarge)Here’s your “cute quota” for the day…and don’t forget that the “cute quota” will be included with “The Funnies” starting with Tuesday’s column.
A Tuscaloosa woman is behind bars after being accused of assaulting a 2-month-old child.Tuscaloosa Police said they responded Wednesday to Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham after workers there reported a child came in with severe head trauma. The child remains in critical condition at this time.Investigators arrested and charged LaKendra Yashekia Williams, 24, of Tuscaloosa on a domestic violence assault charge, but more charges are pending.Williams is being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $60,000 bond.
Construction is ever-present on the University of Alabama’s campus, but several projects will be completed soon.When students and faculty return for the fall semester they will be greeted by the brand new capstone parking deck.“This parking deck will hold about a thousand spaces here on the southeast perimeter of campus,” said Megan Whitten, UA’s communications director. “It supports a lot of spaces in the area, you think of athletics, the Bryant Conference Center, the Moody Music Hall, all of the spaces around here that really need that parking support.”Another project that will be completed in the coming months is the renovation of Paty Residence Hall, which is projected to be finished in August. The University has spent nearly $15 million on renovations to improve student housing.“This will certainly be more positive for the students living there and I think it shows our commitment to maintaining a whole variety of housing options for students,” said Alicia Browne, UA’s Director of Student Housing Administration.Alabama is continuing to work on the aquatic center renovation and updates to University Hall on the Bryce Campus as well as the Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility. Although the construction on these projects may run into the fall, impacting students and faculty, the improvements will be worth it in the long run.Students can look online at the UA campus map and access the construction completion dates as well as information about the projects.More projects are set to begin soon and are said to be collectively costing more than $400 million.
A federal judge in Texas issued a ruling Friday declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, apparently setting the stage for another hearing on the health care law by the U.S. Supreme Court.The ruling by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor invalidates what’s commonly referred to as Obamacare nationwide, and casts into doubt the survival of the law on the eve of the deadline for tens of millions of Americans to sign up for health care coverage in 2019.The ruling comes in a lawsuit brought against what was one of the major domestic achievements of the Obama administration. An alliance of 19 Republican attorneys general and a governor led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton challenged the law.As NPR’s Alison Kodjak explained on All Things Considered,”The lawsuit had to do with whether when Congress last year repealed or eliminated the penalty for not having insurance — it was a tax penalty for people who didn’t have insurance — whether that meant the rest of the law didn’t apply anymore. The court case argued that all of the pieces of the law were dependent upon each other, so by eliminating the penalty the rest of the law fell apart. The judge agreed with that opinion.”In his 55-page opinion, Judge O’Connor said the debate over the ACA’s interlocking provisions is “like watching a slow game of Jenga, each party poking at a different provision to see if the ACA falls.”In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders praised the ruling.”Obamacare has been struck down by a highly respected judge. The judge’s decision vindicates President Trump’s position that Obamacare is unconstitutional. Once again, the President calls on Congress to replace Obamacare and act to protect people with preexisting conditions and provide Americans with quality affordable healthcare. We expect this ruling will be appealed to the Supreme Court. Pending the appeal process, the law remains in place.”Shortly afterwards, President Trump tweeted, “As I predicted all along, Obamacare has been struck down as an UNCONSTITUTIONAL disaster! Now Congress must pass a STRONG law that provides GREAT healthcare and protects pre-existing conditions.”California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who led the coalition of states that defended the ACA promised to continue the court fight to preserve the law.Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who is expected to be House speaker when Democrats come into the majority next month, tweeted, “Tonight’s absurd ruling exposes the monstrous endgame of the GOP’s all-out assault on people w/ pre-existing conditions & the ACA. When @HouseDemocrats take the gavel, the House will swiftly intervene in the appeals process to #ProtectOurCare!”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.
LATEST STORIES View comments Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has been encouraging members to donate Club Carlson Gold Points to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief effort.To encourage donations, Carlson and the Carlson Family Foundation agreed to match donations of up to $10,000. The total amount committed by Carlson and the Carlson Family Foundation is more than $50,000, which will go to relief groups such as Internal Rescue Committee Typhoon Haiyan Fund and American Red Cross Typhoon Appeal.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike“As a responsible business, we believe that we should do what we can to help the communities that we operate in. Club Carlson is among the first few to provide a platform for its loyal members to provide assistance to the affected communities. It is heartening to see Club Carlson members come forward to use their reward points, which they have earned by staying at our hotels, to contribute to this worthy cause. We are grateful for their support and thank them for their generosity. We encourage more members to support this cause,” said Simon Barlow, president, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine Painters refuse to go quietly MOST READ Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip MORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execs Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep THE CARLSON Rezidor Hotel Group’s Club CarlsonSM members in Asia Pacific donated 20 million loyalty club points through the Club Carlson website in support of the American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts in the Philippines.The points donated by Club Carlson members are equivalent to more than US$30,000.ADVERTISEMENT
by Coulibaly Eva, YSP Cote d’IvoireWe held a character education seminar for the youth on November 2018 at the Daoukro Moderne High School 1 and 2. President of Youth and Students for Peace (YSP-CI), Mr. BROU KONAN JEAN MARIE, YSP-CI gave a lecture aimed at raising awareness among youth about the risks of pregnancy at schools.During this Conference, nearly 300 young students responded. In addition, we had the presence of the manager of YSP Daoukro Mr. Digbe Dowan Patrice.The objective of this conference was to create a framework for exchange and training for young people to raise awareness on the thorny issue of the danger of pregnancy in schools, because according to the direction of the strategies of planning and statistics (DSPS) 4147 cases of pregnancy were recorded for the year 2017-2018.In view of this statistic, we proposed an effective method of educating students’ character through pre-marital abstinence training and lectures, because the causes of school-based pregnancies were mainly due to the lack of information and sexual education reason for which YSP Cote d’Ivoire has chosen to promote character education.We wants to contribute alongside the efforts made by the government to put an end to this scourge that undermines youth. Because we believe, young people are the future leaders and therefore the choice of life they make today, will influence them and the society in which they live, so it is important that they make the best choice.The conference ended with overall photos. We want to express our gratitude and gratitude to the Heavenly Parent and True Parents.