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May 14, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe first captain of the team also spoke of the degree of identification with colors. “The people of the earth have less problems to get involved in the philosophy of the entity. The quarry is important. Now there are colleagues who feel the club as much or more than I do. The team’s objective is for there to be a relationship of trust because that is good for the institution and for us, “he said.Manu He is from Vitoria (he went to Mendizorroza with his family when he was a child) but from the quarry of the San Viator it went directly to Zubieta and was formed in the lower categories of the Real society. Martín AgirregabiriaWithout going any further, he has become a footballer at the Ibaia facilities. Then continuity must be found so that cases do not pass in the base such as those of Einar, Vesga, Calls or Alday, who walked away from Vitoria for various reasons. “The working method has to be very strict, marking the red lines and the new members have to adapt to it when they arrive. Sometimes you can be flexible with some players but it is clear that working as a team gives you much better results than if you do it individually, “he said. Regarding leadership, he commented that “it is good to have four or five references so that, together, we are able to reach all members. You have to have the confidence of the team but it seems to me a good idea that this leadership is distributed. The first thing to do is to set an example and then the ability to convince the rest. “The captains of the Alaves, in addition to Manuthey are the doorman Pacheco, The guard Y Rodrigo Ely. Due to age and the characteristics that all of them have within the team. 19 Manu pointed out that “Alavés’ strength resides in the group and I think that this is a method that can be exported to other clubs. Here neither the effort nor the attitude is negotiable and you have to go to train every day with a good face. A few years ago I was very strict with the discipline but now I have learned to relativize the results in the short term. Here there is maximum respect for all colleagues and, in some cases, you have to have a left hand with some footballers because the ultimate goal is to integrate them “. Manu García He is a player from the Vitorian team but also has a degree in Business Administration and has a Master’s Degree in Sports Entities Management. In a meeting related to his field, he spoke about his experience as captain of the Alaves and it has overturned some very interesting reflections.last_img read more

January 19, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Boston Celtics talks with LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers after the Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 135-102 in Game Five of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 25, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Boston Celtics 4-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals to advance to the 2017 NBA Finals. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — Isaiah Thomas’ two sons had different reactions to his trade from the Celtics to the Cavaliers.His older son, James, is excited that his dad will get to play alongside LeBron James. Thomas’ younger son, Jaiden, had fallen in love with Boston and was afraid that Cleveland won’t have any skate parks.ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Del Potro stuns Federer at US Open Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ “Everything about that trade, everything that I was feeling in my heart in those moments — they got it down to the only two things that mattered,” Thomas said in a 3,500-word post on The Players Tribune about the deal that sent him to the Cavaliers for fellow All-Star Kyrie Irving.“And so when I say this hurts, man — just know that it isn’t because of anything anyone else did. It’s only because of something I did,” he said. “I fell in love with Boston.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendA 5-foot-8 point guard who was the final pick in the 2011 draft, Thomas was a role player for three teams before he came to Boston at the 2015 trade deadline.He developed into a two-time All-Star and a fan favorite with the Celtics, leading them to the No. 1 seed in the East and an Eastern Conference finals matchup with Cleveland in last season’s playoffs. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Winning start OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “This was the first place, the first organization, the first group of fans in the league that didn’t take one look at me, take one look at my size, and put me into the same role as always,” Thomas wrote. “The Boston Celtics let me have a chance to be great. And I’ll never forget that.”But an expiring contract — coupled with a desire for a new, maximum deal — and a hip injury that itself almost derailed the trade led Celtics boss Danny Ainge to trade Thomas to Cleveland along with Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a first-round draft pick. Irving had asked for a trade to a team where he wouldn’t have second-billing.Thomas said he is excited about playing with James, a four-time MVP, and Kevin Love, a former AAU teammate .“I’mma just say this here, point-blank, to get it over with — and then you can go ahead and post it on whatever bulletin boards you want to: You are not going to want to mess with the Cavs this year,” he said.“Me on the Cavs is a match made in heaven. If you’ve watched any Celtics games last year, then you know how many times I would have to go through double and even triple teams, just to get my shot off. … But this year . man, it’s not even going to be a thing. You really going to throw three guys on me, when I’m sharing a court with the best basketball player on the planet? Nah, I don’t think so.”ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend After moving from the Celtics to their top rival in the East, Thomas said his job is now to destroy the team he helped build.“It’s sad, man. It’s just sad,” he said. “But I didn’t come to Cleveland to lose.”Among the messages Thomas received after the trade was one from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wishing him luck and telling him “You’re gonna do great.” That was bittersweet, Thomas said: He had hoped to build a Brady-like career as an unheralded draft pick who went on to become an all-time Boston great.“In my mind, I wanted to be the Celtics version of Brady and (Red Sox slugger David) Ortiz,” he wrote. “So when I got that text from Tom, you know, there was part of me that felt a little down.“But then I thought about the text some more,” he wrote. “Tom Brady isn’t sending a text like that to guys who played in Boston for only two and a half years — unless they did something very special. So maybe, I don’t know … maybe that’s something to be proud of. And maybe, my time here . even if, in the end, I guess it wasn’t quite what I’d dreamed it would be — maybe it still meant something to some people.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Break new ground View commentslast_img read more

January 12, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_img…injured captain, sailor rescuedTwo persons are now patients at the Suddie Hospital in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) after the boat in which they were travelling went up in flames while on the Moruca River in Region One (Barima-Waini).According to Police reports, Ramesh Maniram was captaining the vessel, named “Three Brothers”, and there were four sailors on board when it burst into flames. Maniram and a sailor, Ventle Jainarine, are currently warded at the Suddie Hospital, nursing injuries to their lower limbs as a result of the fire.The incident occurred at about 10:00h, when a loud explosion was heard in the vicinity of the engine room. The fire quickly spread to other parts of the boat, resulting in the men being forced to abandon ship.The names of the other sailors are yet to be released. Police investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

December 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgSANTA Claus has agreed to put in a couple of extra appearances in Muff village this Christmas, we can reveal.A special grotto in the community park will open on Thursday, December 11.It’s understood Santa has agreed to donate all fees paid to see him to the Muff Resource Centre. A spokesman said: “Aye, he’s a generous old man.” SANTA’S APPEARANCE IN MUFF VILLAGE SET TO HELP LOCAL COMMUNITY was last modified: November 12th, 2014 by John2Share 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:community parkmuffresoource centreSANTAlast_img read more

December 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgDespite making the trip to Donegal from Finland for Ireland’s toughest endurance race, Jeff McCarthy instead laced up his running shoes for Letterkenny parkrun! Jeff, originally from Offaly, arrived home to Ireland on Wednesday to take part in The Race, an endurance challenge in which participants must cover 250km in 24 hours by kayaking, cycling, and all-terrain running!With The Race cancelled due to Storm Emma, Jeff instead turned his attention to Letterkenny parkrun! Jeff is the nephew of well known Letterkenny parkrunner and cyclist Hugh Tinney.92 hardy souls took part yesterday morning despite chilly conditions.Garreth McCullagh was the first to cross the finish line, followed by Jeff McCarthy and Bernard McCabe.Every Saturday morning at 9:30am walkers, joggers, fun runners, and elite runners alike come together to take part in this free 5k at St. Conal’s Hospital Grounds, which includes Letterkenny Town Park. The emphasis is on having fun and enjoying yourself – why not join in next week?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Picture Special: Jeff’s strong ‘Finnish’ at Letterkenny parkrun was last modified: March 4th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:jeff mc carthyletterkenny parkrunpicture speciallast_img read more

December 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgMinister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has announced 24 schools in Donegal are benefitting under funding investment for improved life safety standards, car parks and play areas.The Minister also outlined how part of the Summer Works Scheme 2020 contains a new climate action focus.The full list of Donegal schools to benefit is printed below. Minister McHugh said “The Summer Works Scheme make real differences and has huge benefits for schools year in year out and this year is no different,” Minister McHugh said.“A total of 24 schools in Donegal are able to make improvements to their grounds and facilities thanks to the special package that has been put together this year. That is an increase on last year when 20 schools in the county benefited from the scheme.“And the Government is using the investment to focus on three fronts – we have prioritised money to upgrade and improve life safety systems, like fire alarms and detection and emergency lighting; we are funding new surfaces on play areas and car parks; and schools will be obliged to plan for electric vehicle charging.”The Donegal list contains three post primary schools with the remainder all primary schools. Seven of the 24 schools on the Summer Works list will be using the funding to upgrade and improve life safety systems while the remainder will be focusing on improving the grounds of the schools at car parks, yards and play areas.The Summer Works Scheme is a €30m package for 2020 with 405 schools benefitting nationwide – more than one tenth of all schools in the country.All schools approved for the 2020 Summer Works Scheme are receiving notifications from the Department with further details and instructions on how to proceed.The Summer Works Scheme (SWS) is designed to allow schools to carry out small and medium scale building works that will improve and upgrade existing school buildings. This scheme is additional to other capital funding schemes that are operated by the Department of Education and Skills such as the additional accommodation scheme, Emergency Works scheme i.e. for projects of such urgency that they would prevent some or all of the school from opening, and Minor Works schemes.  The current SWS was announced in March 2019 and is being applied on a multi-annual basis.Applications from over 1,650 schools were received in response to a call for proposals in November 2015 from schools under the multi-annual SWS (2016 and 2017).  A further 1162 applications were received this summer under SWS 2020 onwards. Circular Letters (0055/2015) and (0027/2019) governing the scheme, which may be accessed on the Department’s website, states that applications would be prioritised in the following categories:SWS 2016/2017Priority/Category 1:                 Gas WorksPriority/Category 2:                 Electrical Works Priority/Category 3:                 Mechanical worksPriority/Category 4:                 Projects to facilitate inclusion and access for special needs pupils are now funded under the Emergency Works schemePriority/Category 5:                 Toilet facilitiesPriority/Category 6:                 Roof worksPriority/Category 7:                 Window projectsPriority/Category 8:                 Curricular requirement projectsPriority/Category 9:                 Other structural improvementsPriority/Category 10:               External environment projectsSWS 2020 onwardsPriority/Category 1: Life Safety Systems (Fire Alarm, Fire Detection and Emergency Lighting)Priority/Category 2: Roof WorksPriority/Category 3: Electrical Works (other than Life Safety Systems)Priority/Category 4: Mechanical WorksPriority/Category 5: Science Labs (incl. Gas Works)Priority/Category 6: Toilet facilitiesPriority/Category 7: Windows ProjectsPriority/Category 8: Curricular Requirements (excl. Science Labs)Priority/Category 9: Fabric defectsPriority/Category 10: External environment projectsFollowing this announcement, in the region of €130 million will have been approved in respect of 1,184 schools in respect SWS 2016/2017 for Categories 1 to 10.In addition €17.1 million is being approved in respect of 163 schools under category 1 of SWS 2020 onwards.The list of Donegal schools is as followsDonegalKILBARRON N SBelleek RoadBallyshannonCo. Donegal10595QPrimaryLife Safety SystemsDonegalGARTAN N SGartanLetterkennyCo. Donegal13755EPrimaryExternal EnvironmentDonegalSCOIL CHOLMCILLEAn TearmannCo. Dhún na nGall14194SPrimaryExternal EnvironmentDonegalSt Mary’s National SchoolCastlefinnLifford14910SPrimaryLife Safety SystemsDonegalS N AN DROIM MORAn Droim MórKillygordeonLiffordCo. Donegal16349IPrimaryExternal EnvironmentDonegalST ORANS N SBUNCRANACO DONEGAL16789NPrimaryExternal EnvironmentDonegalS N AN BHREACAIGHARD A RATHACO DHUN NA NGALL16869LPrimaryExternal EnvironmentDonegalSCOIL NAOMH COLMCHILLECRAIGTOWNCARNDONAGHCO DONEGAL16880WPrimaryExternal EnvironmentDonegalS N NAOMH COLMCHILLEDrumoghillManorcunninghamCo. Donegal16995QPrimaryExternal EnvironmentDonegalS N SEISEADH UI NEILLSessiaghoneillBallybofeyCo. Donegal17607JPrimaryExternal EnvironmentDonegalSCOIL TREASA NAOFADrumcarbitMalinCo. Donegal17721HPrimaryExternal EnvironmentDonegalSCOIL NAOMH CHAITRIONACollege StreetBallyshannonCo. Donegal17945GPrimaryExternal EnvironmentDonegalS N OLIBHEAR PLUINCEIDRann na FeirsteAnagaireCo. Dhún na nGall18007NPrimaryLife Safety SystemsDonegalSCOIL NÁISIÚNTA MUIRE GAN SMÁLTownparksLiffordCo. Donegal18076JPrimaryExternal EnvironmentDonegalNAOMH ADHAMHNAINLagheyCo. Donegal18508MPrimaryExternal EnvironmentDonegalSCOIL NAOMH EARNANLismintonBallintraCo. Donegal19310TPrimaryExternal EnvironmentDonegalS N NAOMH AONGHUSBunnmayneBridge EndCo. Donegal19359DPrimaryExternal EnvironmentDonegalS N BAILE RAIGHINLetterkennyCo. Donegal19411CPrimaryExternal EnvironmentDonegalSCOIL MHUIRERameltonCo. Donegal19491DPrimaryExternal EnvironmentDonegalST MACARTANS CENTRALBundoranCo. Donegal19686SPrimaryLife Safety SystemsDonegalSCOIL MHUIREGLENTIESCO DONEGAL19912BPrimaryExternal EnvironmentDonegalCrana CollegeCrana RoadBuncranaCo. Donegal71140QPost PrimaryLife Safety SystemsDonegalColáiste na CarraigeCarrickCo. Donegal71150TPost PrimaryLife Safety SystemsDonegalDeele CollegeRaphoeLiffordCo Donegal71230RPost PrimaryLife Safety SystemsThe climate action initiative in the 2020 scheme is to ensure schools future proof for electric vehicles.Any school which receives funding for car parking and play areas will be required to identify a point for electric vehicle charging. The funding will allow for specialist electric ducting under play and car parking areas in order to ensure resurfaced areas are not dug up in the future.Minister McHugh said: “The climate action element of next year’s summer works is a sensible plan for the future. More and more electric charging points are coming on stream and it is symbolic that schools will be demonstrating how important initiatives like this are.“The work will be carried out in schools mainly over the summer months, so the disruption to students, teachers and other staff will be kept to a minimum.“We have also made sure that schools are getting the notification several weeks earlier than last year to try to give principals and boards of management a better lead-in time to plan and then get the work done.“The €70 million investment for 2019 and 2020 is helping more than 700 schools to improve their facilities.”Projects allocated funding under the 2020 Summer Works Scheme relate to applications submitted by schools in category 10 from the Summer Works Scheme 2016/17 and category 1 from Summer Works Summer 2020 onwards.“Summer Works is a significant undertaking for schools and their hard work planning and preparing is a key component in its success,” Minister McHugh said.“I am confident that school authorities will be able to achieve best value for money on prices for jobs and I’m urging school authorities to ensure that they get the maximum benefit for their schools.“The Summer Works grants follow on from Minor Works grants of €29 million that I announced two weeks ago which works out at €6,425 for a 50-pupil school and more than €11,000 for a school with 300 pupils.”Schools are now required by legislation to report their energy use annually online through the Sustainable Energy Association of Ireland.As part of the Government’s Climate Action Plan, schools applying for Summer Works projects post 2020 will be required to register online with the SEAI, and commit to submit the appropriate returns, before any payments can issue in respect of the approved projects.Under Project Ireland 2040, the education sector will receive approximately €12 billion from 2018 to 2027. This includes some €8.8 billion for the schools sector.Minister McHugh said: “The €30 million Summer Works Scheme demonstrates that the Government is continuing to prioritise capital funding for school buildings which will enhance the learning and working environment for pupils and teachers and also responding to the need for enhanced climate action.”24 Donegal schools to benefit from Summer Works Scheme was last modified: November 26th, 2019 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:donegalMinister Joe McHughSCHOOLsummer workslast_img read more

December 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgMcKinleyville High volleyball improved to 3-0 Wednesday night with a straight sets win at home over visiting St. Bernard’s.McKinleyville doubled up St. Bernard’s in every set, winning 25-12, 25-10 and 25-11.Cameron Heenan recorded eight service aces, seven digs and six kills for McKinleyville in the win while her sister Rian Heenan added six kills and three aces. Hailee Henry also had a nice outing for the Panthers with three aces and a team-best nine kills.Lexi White was McKinleyville’s …last_img read more

December 19, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img51; An international team of paleontologists wrote a kind of “State of the Tyrannosaur Address” in Science last week,1 boasting about all that is known of these creatures:Tyrannosaurs, the group of dinosaurian carnivores that includes Tyrannosaurus rex and its closest relatives, are icons of prehistory.  They are also the most intensively studied extinct dinosaurs, and thanks to large sample sizes and an influx of new discoveries, have become ancient exemplar organisms used to study many themes in vertebrate paleontology.  A phylogeny that includes recently described species shows that tyrannosaurs originated by the Middle Jurassic but remained mostly small and ecologically marginal until the latest Cretaceous.  Anatomical, biomechanical, and histological studies of T. rex and other derived tyrannosaurs show that large tyrannosaurs could not run rapidly, were capable of crushing bite forces, had accelerated growth rates and keen senses, and underwent pronounced changes during ontogeny.  The biology and evolutionary history of tyrannosaurs provide a foundation for comparison with other dinosaurs and living organisms.As the article proceeded from this grandiose introduction into the details of children’s favorite pet monsters, a question arises: what to say about the biggest “shocker” (see Smithsonian, May 2006)of recent tyrannosaur histological studies, the discovery of soft tissue and blood cells in a T. rex leg bone? (03/24/2005, 06/03/2005, 04/12/2007)  After all, they could not just ignore such a pertinent matter without saying something about it and its implications.  Answer: they just waltzed right around it, with all the dainty grace of T. Rex Sue in ballet shoes.    First, they made a passing mention of soft tissue: “These discoveries have fostered an increased understanding of tyrannosaur anatomy (6, 7), growth dynamics (8, 9), population structure (10), feeding (11), locomotion (12), biogeography (13), and soft tissue morphology (14�16),” they said, continuing the triumphal tone.  “This breadth of information, and of research activity, on a restricted group of organisms is unparalleled in contemporary dinosaur paleontology.”  The references 14-16 mentioned above include Mary Schweitzer’s bombshell Science paper from 2005.  What would they say next?    “The spate of new discoveries has prompted a renewed focus on tyrannosaur anatomy, including external, internal, and soft-tissue morphology (Fig. 3),” the section on Tyrannosaur anatomy opened.  But Figure 3, “Tyrannosaur soft tissues,” shows none of Schweitzer’s famous photographs of flexible structures and putative blood cells.  In time, though, they could not ignore the evidence any longer:Several easily degraded soft tissues, such as cells, blood vessels, and collagen, have been reported from a specimen of Tyrannosaurus (15, 35).  Some of these findings have been met with skepticism (36), and they remain to be validated by other research groups.  However, if correct, they promise to give radical new insight into the process of fossilization and may allow for molecular phylogenetic analysis of these extinct taxa (37).References 15 and 35 are to Schweitzer’s two papers (03/24/2005, 06/03/2005; see also 04/12/2007)  The “skepticism” of reference 36 is to the counter-claim that the alleged soft tissues came from biofilm contamination (07/30/2008) – an argument Schweitzer vociferously denied, defending her procedures and conclusions (11/11/2006, 04/30/2009).    After the above paragraph, surprisingly or not, the authors waltzed on to other matters like Tyrannosaur behavior and biogeography, saying nothing more about Schweitzer’s explosive discovery that threatens to undermine the dating and phylogeny of the world’s most famous dinosaur, if that is what “radical new insight into the process of fossilization” might include.    Of the popular sites the reported on the Science paper, PhysOrg, Science Daily and National Geographic didn’t even join in the waltz, but ignored the soft tissue issue entirely, focusing instead on the triumphal march of science and millions of years.  Only Jeremy Shu at Live Science came on the dance floor, smiling, “One of the most exciting areas of research involves the possible discovery of soft tissues, such as cells, blood vessels and collagen, in one tyrannosaur specimen.  Although controversial, the findings could overturn ideas about what body parts can survive fossilization.”  Stephen Brusatte of the American Natural History Museum added this open-ended comment: “one of the joys of paleontology is that each new fossil has the potential to tell us something new, and even to overturn ideas we once thought were bulletproof.”  The bullets, meanwhile, have been flying from creation sites (e.g., CMI, AIG).1.  Brusatte, Norell et al, “Tyrannosaur Paleobiology: New Research on Ancient Exemplar Organisms,” Science, 17 September 2010: Vol. 329. no. 5998, pp. 1481-1485, DOI: 10.1126/science.1193304.The Smithsonian piece contained the expected Two Minutes’ Hate against “young-earth creationists,” talking about how horrified Schweitzer gets when these ignoramuses “misrepresent” her findings, “twist your words and they manipulate your data,” which “drives Schweitzer crazy,” as if it’s their fault these soft tissues were found in the bone.  Not even terrorists get the abuse that creationists endure from academia.  Despite the rhetoric, the Smithsonian article provoked many comments from Darwin skeptics, some wise, some otherwise.    Though Schweitzer is a Christian, she’s the schizophrenic type that evolutionists can tolerate (cartoon): “For her, science and religion represent two different ways of looking at the world; invoking the hand of God to explain natural phenomena breaks the rules of science.  After all, she says, what God asks is faith, not evidence.”  So religion has no evidence but faith, and science has no faith but evidence.  How nice and neat (see 01/06/2008, and appeasement and false dichotomy in the Baloney Detector).  A true “scientist”, according to them, must have faith that evidence always will somehow lead to exaltation of their idol, Darwin-Baal.    Evolutionists are tragically comical sometimes.  In this case they act like the musicians on the Titanic still entertaining the guests as the ship goes down.  Only this time, they are not playing Nearer My God to Thee, but Everything’s All Right:Sleep and I shall soothe youDistract and dogmatize you,Molecular phylogeny for your hot foreheadoh then you’ll feelEverything’s all rightYes everything’s fine;Fossils are cool and consensus is sweetFor the shock in your eyesClose your eyesClose your eyesAnd relaxThink of nothing tonight.[Chorus]Everything’s all rightYes everything’s all right yes.Escapism is the cure for worry about secular paleontology’s timeline falling, never to rise again.  We say, wake up!  If Schweitzer’s data have been met with skepticism, fine; resolve it.  If the claims remain to be validated by other research groups, what are they waiting for?  Do it (02/22/2006, 11/23/2006).  You can shut up the creationists by falsifying the soft tissue evidence or else explaining, with preferably a demonstration, how blood cells and flexible tissues could survive for 65 million years.  But don’t give us a song and dance. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

December 18, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe charming layout of the Garden of Hopein the Free State National Botanical Garden. The colourful mural symbolises thelifting of the secrecy that still surroundsHIVAids today.(Images: Sanbi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Free State National Botanical Garden+27 51 436 3612/3530Janine ErasmusThe recently opened Garden of Hope in the Free State National Botanical Garden has been thoughtfully designed to challenge the stigma surrounding HIV/Aids and offer a tranquil haven for those living with it.More people are affected by HIV/Aids in South Africa than anywhere else in the world.The garden was officially opened in December 2009, with many dignitaries and special guests in attendance. These included representatives from the Botanical Society of South Africa and the South African National Biodiversity Institute, the provincial Department of Health, and a number of UN employees from branches dealing with HIV/Aids.The event was marked by exuberant music, dance and song provided by the botanical garden’s choir, young violinists from Joe Solomon Primary School, and petite dancers from garden’s curator Peter Gavhi, and Zaitoon Rabaney, operations director of the Botanical Society of South Africa, performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony while garden staff lit candles.A chorus of vuvuzelas, South Africa’s noisy but popular plastic trumpets seen at all football matches, sounded for a minute at noon in recognition of those who live with HIV/Aids, and those who have already died from it.Soothing environmentA number of special features make this a place of relaxation and serenity for all visitors, not only those who are HIV-positive. These elements are designed to offer a sensory experience that uplifts and heals.The central water feature stands as a symbol of life and renewal, and is especially significant for the African continent given its frequent droughts and heavy reliance on the precious resource.Three pillars rise from the water. The faces carved into them symbolise the millions of people living with HIV/Aids. Surrounding the circular water feature are two rings of sandstone slabs, which represent the journey of life, and also unity and infinity.Grass surrounds the central area, its lush growth symbolising love, empathy, compassion and support for those living with HIV/Aids.A path of sandstone encircles the grass, signifying life’s hardships and the rocky ground on which people often find themselves.Finally, the garden’s perimeter is divided into two. One half consists of a colourful mural, to bring HIV/Aids out into the open. While there is secrecy there is no hope, and only when the falsehoods and rumours are stamped out can positive action be taken.The other half is a semicircle of honeybell bushes (Freylinia densiflora). This hardy fynbos plant, one of nine Freylinia species all occurring in South Africa, attracts birds and gives off a sweet fragrance that represents the beauty of life.HIV epidemic peakingFigures released in 2009 by the Human Sciences Research Council reveal that in 2008 about 5.2-million South Africans were living with HIV/Aids. The report also revealed that more than 250 000 people died of Aids in that year.While prevalence averages around 11% nationally, the epidemic has peaked, according to national youth HIV-prevention programme loveLife, which released its second annual publication on the status of HIV in South Africa in November 2009.Some groups are more vulnerable than others – prisoners, disabled people, Aids orphans and commercial sex workers are at particular risk of contracting HIV.However, in the past five years the prevalence of HIV among 15- to 24-year-olds has dropped. This also indicates that the rate of new infection has decreased.Haven for flora and faunaThe Free State National Botanical Garden, opened in 1969, is part of the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s network of gardens around the country.Covering 70ha and situated in Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State province, the garden is open every day of the year.About 400 species of plants make their home here. Most species are indigenous to the surrounding areas of the Free State, Lesotho and Northern Cape, such as species of the genus Rhus or karee, white stinkwood (Celtis africana), the magnificent Orange River lily (Crinum bulbispermum), white and orange wild dagga (Leonotis leonurus) and many medicinal plants.The vast area provides shelter for 124 bird, 54 reptile and 49 mammal species.The garden also contains an interesting fossil tree trunk of the species Dadoxylon arberi, which flourished in the Harrismith district and is estimated to be between 150- and 300-million years old. D. arberi is an ancient member of the extinct Cordaites genus of trees that were the forerunners of today’s conifers and ferns.More examples of this extinct specimen can be seen in the Petrified Forest of Damaraland in northern Namibia.last_img read more

December 3, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) today urged that federal restrictions around marijuana be loosened to facilitate research on the drug’s potential medical benefits. In a statement published online in Pediatrics, the organization walked a tightrope between strongly discouraging recreational marijuana use among teenagers while acknowledging that medical applications, including in young children, have grown more popular and that more research is needed to better understand when and how the drug might help.“[N]o studies have been done on the use of medical marijuana in children and adolescents,” wrote Seth Ammerman, a pediatrician at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and co-author of the new policy, in a news story accompanying it. “Therefore, the effects of medical marijuana use on the developing brain is unknown.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)But because marijuana is now classified as a Schedule I controlled substance—along with a cluster of drugs that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says have “no currently accepted medical use in the United States,” such as heroin, ecstasy, and LSD—any studies a researcher might like to pursue come with daunting roadblocks: See here, here, and here. AAP urges that marijuana be dropped to Schedule II—a category of drugs used to treat patients that also must be handled carefully, because they have a “high potential for abuse,” according to DEA. Schedule II drugs include many narcotics, such as morphine and oxycodone, as well as stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall.There have been compelling reports of desperately ill children helped by cannabis. Some families have relocated to states like Colorado that offer certain strains of medical marijuana. But rigorous studies that can transform the anecdotes into data are scarce: Colorado, one of 23 states (along with the District of Columbia) where medical marijuana is legal for adults, recently greenlighted up to $8.4 million in research grants on the drug, including studies in pediatric epilepsy and pediatric brain tumors. In June, the Food and Drug Administration shared that it was analyzing, at the request of DEA, whether marijuana could be removed from the Schedule I category. The new AAP policy may add to that drumbeat.The academy also addressed another cannabis-related issue in today’s statement: It strongly opposes imprisoning teens for marijuana use, urging lawmakers and the courts to favor drug treatment strategies instead.last_img read more