Warm weather continues in the month of February

first_imgBy Dwight FordTemperatures remain warm in the Energetic City. Although we are likely to get about 5 degrees warmer than the local area seasonal norm today, we will still be about 12 degrees colder than we were on this day 67 years ago. – Advertisement -On a day when the record low is minus 39.4, we’re looking for a high today near freezing.In addition, in a month when the record low is minus 42.2 we’ve yet to record a low this February, as cold as minus 20.That record February 17th low was set in 1948 and the record low for the month on February first in 1947.However, the record high for this day and in fact for the entire month is plus 12.8 and it was set in 1943.Advertisementlast_img read more

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S. Ferris takes down Thursday time-trial

first_img-submitted story Stephen Ferris did the fastest time of the year, so far, with a 22:17 minute Baldonnel time. Kevin Shaw was second at 25:19 and Les Elliott third at 25:48. Pat Ferris was 4th at 26:00 and Peter King 5th at 26:12. The course record of 21:06, set by Olav Stana in 1987 is safe for at least another week.- Advertisement – Roger St Jean was 6th 26:29, Gord Harris 26:31, Sandy McDonald 26:55, Richard Wood 27:27 and Jolea Bilodeau 27:39 for the top ten times. Trevor McDonnell was 11th at 28:37, Sam Keats 28:58, Owen Giebelhaus 29:54, Rob Churchill 30:05, Melanie Chapple 31:31 and Pat Coppens 31:39. Tristen Bourassa had 24:04 for the 8 km. Thanks to Owen Giebelhaus for timing!Advertisement Coming up:-7 Blizzards are off to Mackenzie for a triathlon on Saturday.-Sunday is a road race from Wood Corner at 2 PM.last_img read more

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DOCTOR ADMITS LYING TO PRACTISE IN CO DONEGAL

first_imgA doctor admitted lying in order to practise medicine in Ireland including Donegal because he feared for his livelihood.Dr Failsal Siddiqui blamed pressure from the murder of his younger brother in Pakistan and the subsequent death of his father from grief for the events that led to him covering up disciplinary proceedings taken against him in the UK.Dr Siddiqui, who has worked as an orthopaedic surgeon in hospitals in Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Drogheda and Donegal said he regrets his lie ‘every day’ and prays for forgiveness. The Pakistani born doctor faces one allegation of professional misconduct before a fitness to practise inquiry for failing to reveal in his application for Irish registration as a doctor in June 2011, that the UK’s General Medical Council had imposed conditions on his registration two months earlier.It arose out of a complaint made by a patient at Kingston Hospital, London after Dr Siddiqui treated the man’s ruptured Achilles tendon by placing his leg in a cast.He has told the inquiry that he failed to turn up to proceedings against him in the UK because of the extraordinary pressure he was under at the time.His barrister Rosemary Mallon requested that the Medical Council take in to consideration the desperate circumstances of Dr Siddiqui found himself in when considering if he should be found guilty of professional misconduct. “It was and mistake and it was poor judgement. There’s no malice, there’s no greed here. This was done because he was in desperate circumstances and desperate times,” Ms Mallon said. DOCTOR ADMITS LYING TO PRACTISE IN CO DONEGAL was last modified: October 10th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:doctordonegalIrish Medical Councilpractiselast_img read more

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Datebook

first_imgTUESDAY: Families of the San Fernando Valley will be giving away turkeys, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at 8135 San Fernando Road, Sun Valley, and 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Valley Municipal Building, 14410 Sylvan St., Van Nuys. The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission, in partnership with Church on the Way, is sponsoring a Thanksgiving dinner, 7 p.m. at 14800 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. The Sun Valley Neighborhood Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center, 10631 Vinedale St. The Tarzana Neighborhood Council will meet at 7 p.m. at Tarzana Elementary, 5726 Topeka Drive. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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COMMUNITY ALERT: GARDAÍ IN APPEAL TO TRACE BURGLARS

first_imgA SENIOR Garda has appealed for help in catching the gangs behind three burglaries.Milford Supt. David Kelly tells today’s Tirconaill Tribune that gardai need the public to be vigilant to catch the burglars – and prevent more crimes.The home of Michael McElwee at Ballykeeran Kilmacrennan was entered and a safe stolen on the day of the referendums and the couple were only absent from home for less than half an hour. This was a substantial burglary with a safe stolen leading to the assumption that those involved in the raid had local information to help in their operation.On last Thursday afternoon a house was broken into at Faugher, Portnablagh around 2.45pm and this incident is being described by the Gardai as substantial.The owner of the property had gone into Dunfanaghy, a brief distance away to meet up with a client interested in renting a holiday home. However this ploy turned out to be a ruse to take the man away from home for a brief period.There is a suspicion that this property and others around this part of Donegal may have been monitored for movements and Gardai are appealing for anyone travelling the Dunfanaghy to Creeslough road at around this time of day to contact them. The house at Faugher is well in view of the main road and it is believed the thieves spent some time inside.Meanwhile in another robbery items were stolen from an abattoir near Ballyare on the night of 29th/30th of May and information is also needed to apprehend the culprits.Supt. Kelly says that it is vital for property owners to ensure the fullest security of their belongings and to leave no tell-tale signs that they have left their homes, even for a short period.Supt Kelly has also issued a warning to everyone to beware of vans and operators offering painting services: tarmac laying or those selling carpets and furniture.He said: “ Don’t be fooled by imposters saying they are from the phone company or a government office. These officials have badges of identification and are keen to ensure you have all their details and even a phone number for further clarification.Beware of any strange vehicles: take details of number plates: numbers on board and any other details possible and ring the Gardai immediately.“Under no circumstances should you allow these people to set foot inside your house because the probability is that they are observing the layout of our house with a view to returning later.”
Supt. Kelly has again called on everyone in the community to keep fully in touch with their local community alert leaders and if in doubt, phone the Gardai immediately.” The investigations are being coordinated at Milford Garda Station and they can be contacted on 07491 53060.COMMUNITY ALERT: GARDAÍ IN APPEAL TO TRACE BURGLARS was last modified: June 3rd, 2015 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:burglarcrimeMilfordlast_img read more

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Donegal’s Charity Yoga Festival raises a whopping €4,000

first_imgThe inaugural North West Yoga Festival, which took place in late August in the stunning Doagh Famine Village on the Isle of Doagh, Inishowen has raised over €4,000 for Childhood Cancer Foundation and Action For Hope (Pieta House). Organisers and co-founders of the festival, Aisling Friel and Odel Ward were delighted that the event was so well supported and are looking forward to it being bigger and even better next year.Over €4,000 was raised and the proceeds, after insurance, marquee hire etc, were donated recently to the two very worthy charities, Childhood Cancer Foundation and Action for Hope to bring Pieta House to the Northwest. Each charity was delighted to receive €1,575. Aisling and Odel met while working as yoga colleagues in Derry. Aisling is a Yoga Teacher and Beauty Therapist based in Derry Yoga and Pilates Centre and Odel runs Inishowen Yoga in Carndonagh. Both ladies are obliged to everyone who helped make the event such a huge success.These include Pat and Majella and their team at Doagh Famine Village for providing an idyllic location, the kind yoga teachers from throughout Donegal and Derry who volunteered their time and support, the wonderful sponsors and businesses in the local community, the musicians who provided fantastic entertainment and Inishowen Carnival Group.Odel and Aisling also thanked their friends and family who got involved with the planning and supported them before, during and after this event.“The North West Yoga Festival is a celebration of all of the wonderful yoga we have here in Donegal & Derry and throughout the North West of Ireland. A gathering of teachers and students of all styles of yoga. It drew hundreds of practicing yogis and those interested in finding out more from all over Donegal, Sligo and Northern Ireland. The sun shone all day enabling attendees to practice indoors and also on the stunning beach. It was a fantastic, family friendly day with lots of wonderful experiences for people in yoga, mindfulness, wellness and meditation,” Odel said. Action for Hope have stated that they will be setting up Pieta House facilities in Letterkenny and are now seeking a suitable premises in order to commence the service. It is envisaged that an outreach service will also be developed that will be more convenient for service users at all locations in the Northwest.Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. A doctor’s referral or a psychiatric report is not required.Childhood Cancer Foundation is funding play services on St John’s paediatric cancer day unit at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and recently committed to continuing funding this position until November 2018.The Charity is also funding a medical research project in the hospital, which investigates the benefits of complementary therapies for children receiving treatment for cancer. CCF is delighted to fund the internationally recognised Beads of Courage™ which is an arts in medicine programme provided to children with cancer and helps them to understand and cope with their cancer diagnosis.CCF will also continue to run awareness campaigns, including Light It Up Gold, while it also promotes the recognition of the gold ribbon as the symbol of childhood cancer.The charity is also advocating for the development of peer to peer support for parents and improved services for children with cancer and their families in the New National Cancer Strategy 2016-2025 and was honoured to host the Parents and Survivors Track (Childhood Cancer International) of the 48th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) in at The Convention Centre in Dublin last month. CaptionPictured l-r are Maura Toner representing Childhood Cancer Foundation, organisers of the North West Yoga Festival, Aisling Friel with her daughter Cassie and Odel Ward with her son Harry and Paula Carberry, who represented Action for Hope.Donegal’s Charity Yoga Festival raises a whopping €4,000 was last modified: November 9th, 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)last_img read more

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A Look at College Indoctrination into Darwinism

first_imgA glimpse at how Darwinian professors intimidate, demean and punish students for their religious beliefs, exemplified by a rabid evolutionary professor at Ohio State.In my last post (20 June 2018) I documented how many colleges have become indoctrination centers for atheism. This article gives a glimpse into one modern biology classroom at a leading state university.A new book Outrage, Inc.: How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science, Journalism, and Hollywood by Derek Hunter[1] includes a detailed section on college campuses. Hunter writes, “colleges have transformed from oases of ideas and questions to” outright indoctrination.[2] His goal as stated on the book jacket, is to reveal “every angle of the liberal anger industry that has created systemic bias and subtle indoctrination to manipulate an unsuspecting public.” A primary means they work to achieve indoctrination is,with the possible exception of an online university or two, campuses from coast to coast have become petri dishes of progressive politics, the reeducation camps of the American Left charging a fortune per credit hour… You have to wonder what kids are learning and what classes they are taking to have so much time on their hands.[3]They are probably taking classes on Darwin, even if the course title indicates the course is about something very different. Hunter then lists some real classes offered at real American Universities, such as a course on beauty pageants. One example of the course title and content divide that we will explore in detail is Ohio State University Professor Steve Rissing.Dr Bergman has published 3 books of true stories of careers ruined by Darwin bigotsSteve Rissing’s Campaign Against Darwin CriticsSteve Rissing is a militant Darwinist Ohio State University Professor involved in pushing his Leftist agenda in his classes. He is a well-known active opponent of anyone who dares to question Darwinism. Along the way he has devoted himself to denying a student who disagreed with him—a black doctoral student named Mr. Bryan Leonard—his rightfully earned PhD degree. As of 2018, Leonard has still not been able to complete the last step for the degree. The trigger for Leonard’s problems began when Rissing and a math and anthropology professor wrote a letter claiming that “There is evidence that Mr. Leonard’s dissertation committee has been improperly constituted and that his research may have involved unethical human-subject experimentation.”The letter was sent to Carole Anderson, interim dean of Ohio State’s graduate school, in a clear effort to prevent Leonard from completing his doctorate at OSU.[4]  The “experimentation” the letter refers to is actually Leonard’s state approved high-school student instruction! The objectors also claimed his PhD “panel is stacked with creationists and the research might be unethical.”  Professor DiSilvestro, who is on the committee, responded to this charge as follows:Lynn Elfner, of the Ohio Academy of Sciences, is quoted as saying that the dissertation committee members “are not qualified to judge science. They are avowed creationists.” Actually, none of us call ourselves creationists. I have written on intelligent design, but that hardly makes me unable to judge science.[5]Candisky noted that none of the three objectors have read Leonard’s dissertation, and based their comments solely on their perception of the testimony that he presented before the Kansas Board of Education! Or, in Stokes’ words, they based their opinion “on clues” in his testimony before the Kansas State Department of Education on May 2005.[6]The main question that Leonard researched for his dissertation was “When students are taught the scientific data, both supporting and challenging macroevolution, do they maintain or change their beliefs over time? And what empirical, cognitive and/or social factors influence students’ beliefs?”[7] This concern is of much interest to science teachers, and is a question some people would much prefer remains unanswered, or at least is not answered by scientific research. For this reason, Leonard’s topic has produced a storm of outrage by Darwinists (Hoppe, 2005). Bergin concluded that curious college students can face grave consequences for researching the results of teaching the weakness of Darwinism:Three Ohio State University professors recently launched a public smear campaign against graduate student Bryan Leonard, whose dissertation studied the effects of teaching Darwinism’s weaknesses alongside its strengths. The professors accused Mr. Leonard of unethical behavior for challenging evolution, but they did not refute Mr. Leonard’s thesis. Nor did they read his dissertation.[8]A tirade 42 pages long of open mocking and name-calling against Leonard inspired by Rissing appeared on the anti-creation web site Panda’s Thumb—and not one of the mockers has read a word of his thesis!Fake Testing: Rissing’s Opposition to Teaching A Balanced Approach to DarwinismRissing has also been active in demonstrating against the Ohio academic standards that help to insure objective teaching of Darwinism. For example, in protest of the standards that allow criticism of Darwinism he demonstrated in Columbus Ohio with a sign,[9] on which was printed the following question in bold letters:In 2004, Ohio farmers produced $820,000,000 of genetically modified soybeans. Such GM technologies depend on and provide strong support for which biological concept?a.)  Metaphasic interferenceb.)  Descent from a common ancestorc.)  Ecological successiond.)  One-gene; one-enzymee.)  Endoplasmic reticulum Since this statement is well documented, the answers appear to be an attempt to mock the fact given in the statement. In response to my discussion of Rissing, Darwinist’s ignoring the issue of concern and posted the usual name calling ad hominem attacks. For example, co-founder of Panda’s Thumb, Ed Brayton, wrote that I am a “certified creationist loon” and said nothing to defend the gross irresponsibility of Rissing’s indefensible “questions.” Students Comment About Rissing’s TeachingSome insight into the man can be obtained from his student comments, which eloquently illustrate Hunter’s thesis. Although student comments are limited in their usefulness, some information can be gleaned from patterns that are apparent in this set of student ratings. I have heard the same concerns from his students, indicating that his student ratings may have some validity. All his student ratings can be found on the internet at RateMyProfessors.com. Note that, at best, only 19 out of 98 ratings were positive, most all were very negative. Here are a few samples related to his tendency to rant on political subjects rather than teach biology. Notice the pattern of similar complaints going back many years:3-27/2018. Bio 1102 structured the course more as an environmental biology course (rarely anything is taught concerning any human anatomy). He assigns many group projects concerning policy papers(?) and he is a confusing lecturer. He spends the first 20 minutes of class reviewing what he already taught and his tests are very confusing. Don’t take his class.11/7.2011, EEOB 405 I agree with most people here, Dr. Rissing is not a good teacher. His lectures are so scattered that no one knows what’s going on, and when it comes to quizzes, none of the stuff he rambled about in class is on there. you need to go to class daily to get your 5 points, and good luck staying awake and not getting confused. TERRIBLE TEACHER7/19/2009. Bio 102. Let me break the class down so you are perfectly clear on what you’re getting into. a) 4 topics: breast cancer, global warming, genetically modified foods, stem cells. b) for each topic, 1 five-page paper (group), 3 two-page papers, 1 additional paper c) 10 one page new York times article summaries (one per week). 6 other assignments. 3 quizzes.5/14/2009. Bio 102. Hard, boring, and useless unless you want to become a government policy maker. I wish I never took this class.5/4/2009. Bio 102. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS. YOU WILL NEVER REGRET ANYTHING MORE. I AM AN IDIOT FOR TAKING IT. I SAW WHAT EVERYONE SAID AND THOUGHT IT COULDNT BE THAT BAD. I WAS WRONG. YOU WRITE AT LEAST 5 PAGES A WEEK. THE WORK NEVER STOPS. YOU HAVE TO PRETEND YOURE A POLICY MAKER AND WRITE ABOUT GOVT. ITS RETARDED. I STRONGLYY ADVISE YOU NEVEERR TAKING IT.4/30/2009 Bio 102 Whatever you do, never, ever take a class taught by this man. He goes on rants, and is incomprehensible. There are no midterms, just 3 quizzes that are hard and unfair. Ton of work, papers due every week. Trust me, take human nutrition instead for a sequence.7/1/2008. Bio 201. This dude is messed up. It is so easy to get an A, but he has some serious problems. First of all, he is the rudest teacher you will have at OSU. If you don’t come to lecture you lose 5 points every day…maybe high-class attendance him feel better about himself because I’m sure his life pretty much sucks….5/6/2008. Bio 102.  Very boring teacher. Bad teaching style. Lecture is stupid you have to go because you get points for going other than that lecture is useless.8/4/2005 Bio 102 ratings 5333  Even though he rambles and lectures are boring…come on…no tests of any kind and no expensive books. Go to class and hope for a good group and it’s an easy A.7/3/2005 Biology 102 ratings 5555 No midterms. No finals. No books. No problem. Go to class everyday, and it’s a guaranteed B (at least). Rants a lot during class, talks about nothing. Says nothing factual, all opinionated lectures. Screams like a madman. But he is a nice guy, rather helpful, and is passionate about his work. Need more teachers like him.5/16/2005 Bio 102 ratings 4222 He is very arrogant and thinks quite highly of himself- Talks a lot about how great the class is but never really teaches any concrete facts. But, if you go to class, and can write at least 4th grade level BS papers you’ll have an A easily1/30/2005 Bio 101 ratings 1115 This guy was awful. There’s no other word to describe him than that. He was rude, arrogant, obnoxious, very misleading, and made what should have been a straightforward class (Bio 101) into an absolute abomination. Avoid this jerk at all costs. 1/16/05Bio 101 1112 He was the worst teacher I’ve ever had in my life. There really isn’t anything more you can say.12/28/2004 Bio 101 ratings 2114 This man was unreal! In class he would go off on a tangent about something totally off the subject. I learned absolutely nothing in his class. I was always good in Biology, I was in advanced courses in high school and I’m a 2nd year student at OSU and this is my only B!!! if you get stuck with him– 6/7/2004 Bio 101 ratings 111  He’s evil! Stay away from him!! He does not care about his students. He is just there to listen to himself talk. He makes you want to drop after the first week of class. Take the class with Steve Chordas. He is SOOO much better and understanding6/2/2004 Bio 102 ratings 311  Boring, no point with anything he says, obsessed with his own teaching style which is terrible. 5/23/2004 Bio102 ratings 311  He just keeps repeating the same things over and over…and they have nothing to do with Biology. 4/14/2004 Bio 102 ratings 321  It is extremely difficult to stay awake in class because he always just goes off on tangents. It’s the third week of this class and I still have no idea what the class is about. He’s horrible and is not a good teacher in any way.3/22/2004 Bio 101 ratings 212  egomaniac! Go to class if you have him. The quizzes are a lot harder than you think. 101 should be easy, but he makes it way too complicated with his random side notes. He tells you that you won’t have to learn terms…forget it. Learn them!3/21/2004 Bio 101 ratings 221  Everything you hear is true. this guy’s a joke. I often went late to lecture just to take the quiz. He didn’t teach us anything really, and constantly led us by the nose with simplistic Biology material. He’s smarmy and boring.3/16/2004 Bio 101 ratings 311  This class is a joke. My friend and I alternated going to lecture and taking notes (not that it mattered anyway). Find another teacher! You’ll be so sorry if you don’t.3/14/2004 Bio 101 ratings 311  This guy is the worst prof at Ohio State. He does not use his book ($78). The quizzes are a 10-question crap shoot and he tries to be funny but he is not! Find another prof for Bio 101 if you can. 3/10/2004 Bio 101 ratings 311  Rissing is the absolute worst teacher on campus. He is the reason Ohio State has a shady academic record. His class is pointless, he teaches unimportant subject matter, he can teach as well as a mute can sing. 3/2/2004 Bio 101 ratings 411  This guy is a complete idiot and his class is a joke. Possibly the worst professor I’ve had at OSU and I’m done with undergraduate. Although, if you had a solid Bio background in high school you should take him because it’s an easy A.2/16/2004 Bio 101 ratings 111  IDIOT. This guy looks like the psychiatrist on office space that died. He refuses to give any notes, the 10-point quizzes are guessing games. Every class seems like the first day, because he starts them off by defending his putrid class structure.8/21/2003 Bio 101 ratings 111  This guy is a screw loose. Can’t teach to save his life, lazy and won’t use a decent textbook, screws up his quizzes, and is a liar. Don’t waste your time with him, get a better prof. 1/16/2003 Bio 101 ratings 433  Very full of himself, but if you go to lecture and lab, you’ll get an A, no problem!10/24/2002 Bio 101 ratings 111  A poor excuse for a teacher. His curriculum is screwy.ConclusionOf the few positive ratings, one student was likely being facetious (the rating dated 6/5/05). Biology 201 and Biology 211 are both very basic biology courses. The ratings are from 1 to 5, 1 being the lowest score, 5 the highest. The first score refers to “average easiness” (he rated a 2.8), the second is “average helpfulness” (he rated a 1.9) then “average clarity” (Rissing rated 1.9), and next was “hotness” where Rissing rated 0. Last, on “overall quality,” he was rated 2.1. The “hotness” score was added on 10/21/04, and scores before this date included only the first three ratings. I started at his most recent ratings and went all the way back to 2002 to demonstrate that he has had major problem for most of his career at Ohio State. Ohio State likely keeps professors like this because he is VERY Politically Correct.I feel sorry for students who must pay $40,000 a year to study under men like this, especially in view of the fact that Rissing is trying to ruin the career of a man that has excellent student feedback and evaluations. They do have a choice, but Ohio State is a very attractive school, given their sports and other attractions.ReferencesBergin, Mark. 2005. “Mad Scientists.” World, August 20, p. 23.Brayton, Ed.  2006.  “Dembski, Bergman and Student Ratings.”  Dispatches From the Culture War, The New Science Bloggers, Posted on June 9.Candisky, Catherine.  2005.  “Evolution Debate Re-emerges; Doctoral Student’s Work was Possibly Unethical, OSU Professors Argue.”  Columbus Dispatch, June 9, NEWS, p. 1C.Discovery Staff.  2005.  “Attack on OSU Graduate Student Endangers Academic Freedom.” Center for Science and Culture, June 13, 2 pp.DiSilvestro, Robert.  2005.  “An ‘Intelligent Design Thesis?’”  The Scientist, Letters, August 29, p. 8.Hall, Annie.  2005.  “OSU Takes Closer Look at Graduate Student’s Dissertation.”  The Lantern, June 23.Hoppe, Richard.  2005.  “ID vs. Academic Integrity: Gaming the System in Ohio.”  June 7, 42 pp.  http://www.pandasthumb.org/pt-archives/001127.htmlRudoren, Jodi. 2006. “Ohio Expected to Rein In Class Linked to Intelligent Design” The New York Times. p. A12. February, 14.Stokes, Trevor.  2005.  “Pro-Intelligent Design Thesis Stalls … And Smithsonian has ID Troubles.”  The Scientist,  July 4, pp. 12-13.Footnotes[1] 2018, Broadside Books.[2] Hunter, 2018, p. 7.[3] Hunter, 2018, p. 8.[4] Hall,  2005.[5] DiSilvestro, 2005, p. 8.[6] Candisky, 2005, p. 12.[7] Stokes, 2005, p. 12.[8] Bergin, 2005, p. 23.[9] Rudoren, 2006. p. A12.[10] Rudoren, 2006. p. A12.Author Jerry Bergman, PhDDr Jerry Bergman, professor, author and speaker, is a frequent contributor to Creation-Evolution Headlines. He is currently a staff scientist at the Institute for Creation Research (ICR). See his Author Profile for his previous articles and more information.(Visited 649 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The answer is evidently supposed to be e) none of the above. In fact the answer is d,  all of the above. Clearly the intelligent design was used to complete the research required to understand these diseases as well as to come up with treatments or prevention techniques. It is difficult to understand how professors at a major university could not be aware of the irrationality of his reasoning as illustrated above.Another protest sign said:Evolution through natural selection is a completely random process. True or False.I am lost as to the purpose of this statement. Anyone with any knowledge of evolution knows the answer is ultimately chance and, for this reason, I do not see the point of this protest statement. The last question reads:Some Ohio teachers tell their students: A growing number of scientists question that transitional fossils are really transitional.a).  a lie b.)  confusingc.)  obfuscatoryd.)  breathtaking inanitycenter_img The answer, I assume,  is supposed to be “b,” descent with modification, but the correct answer is clearly intelligent design. The modifications of the soybeans in this case were the result of design by intelligence, and are not the result of random mutations selected by natural selection in the wild. Genetic recombination work is done by highly trained intelligent scientists and technicians applying what was learned through such techniques as reverse engineering and knock out genetic research techniques that achieve insight provided by the concept of irreducible complexity. These results were not the product of natural selection selecting mutations, but intelligent recombinant DNA work producing differences that are selected by intelligence for a specific goal and purpose. Another question, evidently written by Rissing,[10] was as follows:Intelligent design provides useful treatments and prevention insights for which of the following diseases?a.)  Cystic Fibrosisb.)  Diabetesc.)  AIDSd.)  All of the abovee.)  None of the abovelast_img read more

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Sasol boost for women in mining

first_img12 October 2007South African petrochemicals giant Sasol announced this week that it has sold a 20% stake in its mining subsidiary, valued at almost R1.9-billion, to a newly established company owned and run by two local women empowerment groups.The transaction will see Ixia Coal, a joint venture by Women Investment Portfolio Holdings (Wiphold) and Mining Women Investments, acquire 20% of Sasol Mining through the issue of new shares.Sasol said in a statement that the current transaction was the second phase of Sasol Mining’s broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) strategy, which will result in 26% of Sasol Mining (calculated on attributable units of production) being owned by previously disadvantaged groups.According to the company, this enables Sasol Mining to achieve compliance with the Mining Charter’s ownership requirements well ahead of the 2014 deadline.Sasol executive director Benny Mokaba said the transaction not only achieves compliance with the Mining Charter, but also promotes the role of women in the mining industry.“We want to create lasting empowerment by providing opportunities for our country’s women to enter and benefit from the traditionally male-dominated mining industry,” Mokaba said. “Our focus will be on developing relevant skills and building capacity among historically disadvantaged women.“Our intention is to create a lasting legacy through skills development and capacity building in support of government’s socio-economic objectives.”While initially being only an investor, Ixia Coal will eventually, with technical assistance and skills transfers from Sasol Mining, develop operational capacity enabling the company to operate its own coal mines.“With sound business acumen and a strong empowerment track record, Wiphold will help us build Ixia Coal into a new, sustainable women’s empowerment company that over time will become involved in operating coal mines,” Sasol Mining managing director Hermann Wenhold said.Wiphold, founded in 1994, is an investment and operating company owned and managed by black women, with interests in a range of industries. It is represented countrywide and has 1 200 direct women beneficiaries and, through non-governmental organisation shareholders, an estimated 200 000 women as indirect shareholders.Mining Women Investments, the new entrant, comprises thousands of rural black women who have not previously been beneficiaries of empowerment programmes. The group was created by Wiphold following a series of workshops held with women in the Free State, Mumalanga and Limpopo provinces, where Sasol Mining has operations and coal reserves.Sasol Mining can further benefit if shareholders approve the 10% BEE transaction proposed by its parent, Sasol Limited. Upon approval, that transaction will be implemented in 2008 and will take Sasol Mining beyond compliance with the Mining Charter’s ownership requirements.“The transaction has been concluded at fair value,” Sasol chief financial officer Christine Ramon said. “The facilitation cost to Sasol is anticipated to be commensurate with other BEE deals in the mining sector in South Africa and will only be finalised once third party funding arrangements are in place.”SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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South Africa celebrates sporting victory

first_img17 November 2014 The Boks beat England by 31-28 at Twickenham in London on Saturday, 15 November. (Image: SARU)It was a weekend of wins for South Africa’s finest in Durban, London and Perth where Bafana Bafana, the Springboks and the Proteas all claimed victory.Starting with a crucial game for Bafana Bafana against Sudan at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday afternoon, new captain Dean Furman revelled in “one of the proudest moments” of his life by leading the team to qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.Shakes Mashaba’s side beat Sudan 2-1, with goals in each half from Thulani Serero and Tokelo Rantie placing Bafana Bafana in the top spot in Group A. In winning a spot in Equatorial Guinea, the team paid tribute to their late captain, Senzo Meyiwa, who was shot dead on 26 October. A moment of silence was held by the 30 000-plus crowd before kickoff.“We dedicate that win to Senzo,” said Furman, who was only named captain of the squad on Friday night. “He was in our minds the whole week. It was an incredibly emotional week. The spirit in the camp has been high and I was lucky enough to be selected the captain by the coach, but I can tell you now there’s many leaders out there on the pitch. For me it was probably the biggest honour and one of the proudest moments in not just my career, but my life, to lead my country,” Furman added.The Doncaster Rovers midfielder is based in England.Before his death, Meyiwa, who was also Orlando Pirates’s goalkeeper, took the country to the brink of qualification with clean sheets in the four group matches in which he had played.With 11 points, Bafana Bafana cannot be caught by either second-placed Nigeria or Congo. Their final qualifier is against Nigeria in Uyo.Just as Bafana’s game ended, the Boks took on England at Twickenham in London, where they have not lost to the hosts since 2006. And Saturday’s game was another win at 31-28, taking the Boks’ unbeaten lead over England to 12 games. It was a welcome showing following their humiliation by Ireland in their last match.And then, on Sunday at the Waca in Perth, the Proteas made a sound comeback with a three-wicket victory in the second one-day international (ODI) against Australia, following Friday’s loss in their first ODI against the hosts. They thrashed Australia by three wickets with more than 22 overs to spare. Paceman Morne Morkel crushed the Australians, who were all out for just 154.The third ODI will be played in Canberra on Wednesday.A fine sporting weekend was wrapped up in Joburg on Sunday, where Namibia’s Till Drobisch saw off a strong field to secure his Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge maiden victory in the men’s race. Marianne Vos of the Netherlands, uncontested as the greatest cyclist of her generation, won the women’s race. The annual race had a tougher new route that toured the history of the City of Gold, and over 30 000 riders, a record number of entries for the race.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Unknown Bling Online Ponio Flower Hair Elastics – Flower not what I would think of as big

first_imgI’ve used one of the hair bands to tie up a ponytail but it will keep a bun in place. Not bad the little girls loved them. Brought for daughter to wear to school. Colour matches her uniform brilliant. Looks gorgeous in hair to buncheys. Being large flowers shows nicely in hair. As it says but not what i needed. There a little smaller then i thought, but i just where the two together, the bands are fabric not the normal elastic kind. Reviews from purchasers :My hair will be in a side bun and these fit nicely and just the right sizePerfect for schoolFlower not what I would think of as big Lovely flowered hairbands very pleased with them just what i was looking for. Looked pretty but the flowers fell off after a week. Got these for my daughter who has very thick hair. These have nice stretchy bands. I do put a plain hair elastic underneath as it has to last all day at school. Looks pretty and adds a bit of interest to plaits and pony tails. There a little smaller then i thought, but i just where the two together, the bands are fabric not the normal elastic kind. Got these for my daughter who has very thick hair. These have nice stretchy bands. I do put a plain hair elastic underneath as it has to last all day at school. Looks pretty and adds a bit of interest to plaits and pony tails. Looked pretty but the flowers fell off after a week. I bought this for my granddaughter who has taken up my love of purple. She thought they were great and was very pleased. I bought this for my granddaughter who has taken up my love of purple. She thought they were great and was very pleased. I’ve used one of the hair bands to tie up a ponytail but it will keep a bun in place. Brought for daughter to wear to school. Colour matches her uniform brilliant. Looks gorgeous in hair to buncheys. Being large flowers shows nicely in hair. Not bad the little girls loved them. My hair will be in a side bun and these fit nicely and just the right size. Brought for a wedding as all of the fascinators i had found were ridiculously large. My hair will be in a side bun and these fit nicely and just the right size. My hair will be in a side bun and these fit nicely and just the right size. Brought for a wedding as all of the fascinators i had found were ridiculously large. My hair will be in a side bun and these fit nicely and just the right size. Lovely flowered hairbands very pleased with them just what i was looking for. Flower not what i would think of as big. The flower was pretty but i don’t like the stretchy material even though is advertised accurately, i should have read the description better. I prefer normal bands that hold the hair tighter. The flower isn’t really what i would call big either but it is still a cute hair accessory. Flower not what i would think of as big. The flower was pretty but i don’t like the stretchy material even though is advertised accurately, i should have read the description better. I prefer normal bands that hold the hair tighter. The flower isn’t really what i would call big either but it is still a cute hair accessory. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-04-12 03:08:41Reviewed Item Bling Online Ponio Flower Hair Elastics. 7cm Navy BlueRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  19  reviewsPrice£1.64last_img read more

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