Champlain College unveils a new logo

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.–This summer, Champlain College is unveiling a new graphic identity that uses a traditional symbol to convey the Colleges history, academics, innovation and location in a distinct way.Champlain Colleges primary signature is composed of the wordmark Champlain College and a stylized crest, which includes Champlains founding year, 1878, and the rolling Green Mountains of Vermont. The Colleges innovative character is depicted by a lively swash of white across the crest. Champlains reputation for academic excellence is portrayed with an open book, set upon a blue background that represents its proximity to Lake Champlain. The blue and green have been used as Champlain College colors in the past.I am confident that this new logo will convey the academic tradition and some of the core attributes that make Champlain College the institution it is today, and what it can become in the years ahead, said President David Finney.The College worked with Robert Rytter and Associates of Baltimore to create the new logo. After considering a variety of directions and consulting with staff, faculty and students, Champlain narrowed the choices to a graphic identity that best fit the College.Robert Rytter and Associates is a full-service creative communications firm providing advertising, direct mail and corporate communications services to companies, associations and educational institutions. The firm has also produced the graphic identities for Susquehanna University, University of Arizona and Hamilton College.# # #last_img read more

PRIEST CHARGED WITH DRINK-DRIVING

first_imgA priest has had a drink-driving case against him adjourned until June pending a High Court case.Father Denis Quinn, (53), whose address was given as care of the Parochial House, Falcarragh, wasn’t in court for the brief hearing in LetterkennyHe is charged with driving or attempting to drive a vehicle while exceeding the alcohol limit at Main Street, Letterkenny on March 29 last year. Addressing Judge Paul Kelly in Irish, solicitor John Cannon asked for the case to be adjourned until June 9 pending a High Court case linked to the matter.He did not say what the case was about.Judge Kelly, an Irish speaker, agreed to the adjournment.PRIEST CHARGED WITH DRINK-DRIVING was last modified: January 20th, 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:court casedrink drivingFather Denis Quinnlast_img read more

Necking in the Dark: Evolutionists Clueless about Giraffes

first_imgEvolutionary storytelling about giraffes’ long necks goes back before Darwin, but all the tales have one thing in common: they don’t work. Doesn’t matter. Evolution marches on.Nature‘s Editorial this week should have been a supreme embarrassment. But when only evolutionary explanations are tolerated, those in power have no fear of shame. They can toss out various ‘narratives’ and ‘scenarios’ with alacrity, never needing to submit any of them to serious testing or debate. This editorial is a case in point: “Giraffes could have evolved long necks to keep cool,” the headline reads. “Another explanation offered for one of animal kingdom’s most distinctive features.”How did the giraffe get its long neck? The obvious answer — and some of you are probably shouting it at the page or screen right now — is that it evolved as a benefit that allowed the animals to reach and eat higher leaves. Perhaps. Probably, even. That was certainly Charles Darwin’s explanation. But it’s not certain, and other possible origins for one of the animal kingdom’s most distinctive features are still a topic of debate among zoologists and evolutionary biologists alike.So here in 2017, over 150 years since Darwin, evolutionists are still debating the neck of the giraffe. Further reading shows that no evolutionary theory works. Lamarck’s theory was wrong (that adults stretch their necks to reach higher leaves). Darwin’s theory was wrong (that necks evolved to be long first, then were found to be adaptive). Chapman Pincher’s 1948 theory was wrong (that the neck evolved so giraffes could reach water past their long legs; the authors claim that giraffe ancestors “had managed perfectly well with long legs and short necks for millions of years”). Sexual selection theories come and go (that females like long necks, or that males use them to battle for females).Surprisingly, the Editors have something nice to say about Lamarck’s defunct theory: “The French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck suggested that giraffes’ necks became stretched as they constantly reached for foliage (an idea very much ahead of its time but for which he is sometimes unfairly ridiculed).” Maybe they refer to the fact that Darwin evolved to become more Lamarckian in later editions of the Origin. They wouldn’t want to indirectly disparage the hero of evolution.The latest story getting the Editors’ vote is that giraffes keep cool with longer necks in arid environments.And then there is thermoregulation. Originally, the suggestion was that long necks (and legs) significantly tilted the balance between volume and surface area that determines how quickly animals (and other bodies) gain and lose heat. Giraffes might look as if they have a larger than usual surface area compared with barrel shaped rhinos, elephants and others — but do they? It turns out that few people have tried to measure the surface area of enough giraffes to be sure. That’s what the scientists do in the latest study.They looked at measurements made for dozens of giraffes culled in Zimbabwe. They found that, pound for pound, the surface area of a giraffe is actually no larger than would be expected for any other animal of the same mass. And the creatures are no better at keeping cool, until, the scientists go on to suggest, they turn to face the Sun — as many giraffes are seen to do on hot days.That’s it. That’s the end of the Editorial. Sound convincing? What evolved, a behavior (turning to face the sun), or the neck? If this were a law of nature, every mammal in the same environment should either evolve a long neck, or learn to face the sun, or both. Why not just face the sun with a short neck? Why not just evolve to prefer shade? Why not evolve sunscreen, like the short-necked, fat hippos do? Why not evolve to live in the water, like the hippos? Why not evolve big ears to shed excess heat, like the elephants? Why not evolve to burrow underground? Why not become nocturnal? So many easier options exist for thermoregulation; why the long neck?The Editors fail to list the numerous random mutations that would have had to occur to evolve a long neck. The heart would have to get much stronger. The vertebrae would have to expand. The skull would need an absorbent tissue to prevent the giraffe’s brains from exploding every time it bent over for a drink. Valves in the veins would have to check rapid downward flow when bending over. A giraffe with a long neck but none of these engineering changes existing simultaneously would die.In the Journal of Creation last year, Jean K. Lightner compared neck vertebrae of okapi, giraffe and alleged intermediate fossil form Samotherium from a design perspective.Update 9/20/17: A new paper in PLoS One announces new post-cranial bones (ossicone, astragalus and metatarsal) of members of the giraffe family. The bones, found in Pakistan, they claim cover 1.3 million years of the Miocene epoch. The paper, “The earliest ossicone and post-cranial record of Giraffa,” contains a surprise (but not to creationists). Has the giraffe evolved? No; the fossils “demonstrate that the genus has been morphologically consistent over 9 million years.” The paper has nothing to say about evolution, Darwin, Lamarck or natural selection. Their last sentence affirms this was a surprise: “The described specimens are the first and only Miocene non dental material of Giraffa known, and are pivotal in our understanding of the ever-surprising genus.”The Nature editorial is so inane, it almost seems like the Editors are asking for spitballs and tomatoes. But nobody will shoot their ideas down, because they live behind impregnable walls that skeptical volleys cannot penetrate. Having outlawed all voices from intelligent design or creation scientists, the Darwin guards can just tell stories all they want, laugh, and get away with it. The lapdog media will be sure to honor them appropriately for their wisdom and scientific insight.Like Dr Bergman wrote yesterday, criticism of Darwinism is forbidden because it is politically incorrect. King Charlie’s domain is a totalitarian regime, where non-cooperators are Expelled to fend for themselves outside the walls of the castle. DODOs laugh among themselves, but never take a hit for their silly, unscientific stories. Do they hate creationists all the time? No, because they never hear them. How can you hate a non-entity? In Darwin Fantasyland, giraffes evolved long necks for one materialistic, unguided reason or another. How doesn’t matter. Stuff happens.(Visited 651 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Globalization of fur market helping Indigenous trappers

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe fur industry has long been a staple of the northern economy.And as globalization continues new markets are opening up like never before.APTN’s Wayne Rivers met with a trapper in the Northwest Territories who is ready to take full advantage of the opportunity for new costumers.last_img

FUEL FACTOR RATE MIMICS WORLD OIL PRICES LOWER NOW

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners Recommended for you TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Nov 2014 – While there are residents making spot of the fact that the fuel factor rate on their electricity bills is higher most times that the actual consumption charge… Fortis TCI is revealing that the continuing downward trend of cost for oil is going to cause another reduction in the fuel factor rate in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Corporate Communications Manager, Talisha Simons explained: “This decrease reflects in this month’s Fuel Factor calculation. Customers are reminded that the Fuel Factor is based on the price of fuel at the time it is purchased from Sun Oil Ltd., and is subject to fluctuating prices in the world market. While the cost of fuel may remain lower than recent averages, customers are still encouraged to continue practicing energy conservation methods.” Ms. Simons added that Fortis continues to explore other sources of power. Related Items:fortis tci, fuel factor rate, low, talisha simons Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideaslast_img read more

TCI Police commission new boats

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, August 18, 2017 – Providenciales – Happening Now the Commissioning and Naming of #RoyalTCIPolice, Maritime Division new vessels.   ASP Ennis Grant, who heads the unit says the addition will improve mobile sea operations and maritime relations.   It is a call for more aggressive maritime security and a call for more marines.Among officials in attendance: Governor, Premier and Deputy Premier, Ministers of Home Affairs, Education and Infrastructure, Opposition Leader; TCIG executives, members of the Marine branch and Commisioner and Deputy Commissioner of Police.Designer and builders of the new boats; Safe Boats Intl Caribbean branch are also in country for the launch. Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #RoyalTCIPolicelast_img read more

Paul Merson I was wrong about Arsenal

first_imgFormer Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson put his hands up and admitted he was wrong about his old club following their battling display against LiverpoolThe Gunners came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw with Liverpool following Alexandre Lacazette’s glorious late equaliser.Arsenal, who had only won just once in nine matches against the English top-six sides last season, impressed greatly at the Emirates Stadium.Unai Emery’s side went toe-to-toe with the heavily fancied Liverpool throughout the encounter and received an applause from the home fans afterwards.Now Merson, who predicted that Arsenal would be “ripped to shreds”, has confessed he was wrong about them.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Fair play to Arsenal, I got that wrong yesterday and I’m so glad they made me eat my words,” Merson wrote on Twitter.“Clear they are improving every week. I never want Arsenal to do badly! I just give my honest opinion about everyone at the time I’m asked.”Merson made 327 appearances across all competitions for Arsenal between 1985 and 1997.The Gunners have now extended their unbeaten run to 14 matches in all competitions.last_img read more