Berlyn Tampuhan, officer of theLibertad Municipal Social Welfare and Development, said around 2,113individuals from 478 families have evacuated during the height of the typhoonwhile there were about 1,270 partially and totally damaged houses. “The NDRRMC is glad to note that thereis no reported death in the province because of the typhoon,” Cadiao said. The municipal DRRMC headed by Libertadmayor Mary Jean Te is set to pass a resolution declaring a state of calamityafter they have consolidated all their damage reports. Meanwhile, the province startedvarious activities related to the Binirayan Festival on Thursday, including theopening of the Pasundayag or trade fair and the reenactment of the Malaysettlement through a musical dance performance by students from the Departmentof Education Division of Antique at the Malandog Fishport here. The National Disaster Risk Reductionand Management Council (NDRRMC) on Thursday said there was no reported fatalityfrom “Ursula,” which affected several barangays in the northern towns, sheadded. “We are thankful for the graces thatthe province had received,” Cadiao said, adding they were also grateful Malandog,now a barangay in Hamtic, Antique – was considered to be the first Malaysettlement in the country. However, she added the towns ofLibertad, Pandan and Caluya were severely hit by the typhoon. “The reenactment is the heart and soulof the festival,” he added. Gov. Rhodora Cadiao, who declared theopening of the three-day Binirayan Festival after the mass on Thursday, saidthe province was thankful that no one died from the typhoon, which battered thelocality on Dec. 25. SAN JOSE, Antique – People in this provincehave expressed their gratitude through a mass for the zero casualty in theaftermath of Typhoon “Ursula.” Binirayan Festival director DanteBeriong said the three-day highlight of the festivity will be simple but with“historical value.” The opening salvo of Antique’s Binirayan Festival. Gov. Rhodora Cadiao, who declared the opening of the three-day festivity after a mass on Thursday, said the province was thankful no one died from Typhoon “Ursula,” which battered the province on Dec. 25. TONZIE ESCAÑO GAY The thanksgiving mass was celebratedby Antique Roman Catholic Bishop Marvyn Maceda and Fr. Fortunato Abiera at theEvelio Javier Freedom Park here.(With areport from PNA/PN)
EIGHT elimination matches will highlight the opening night of action in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Bartica Championship today at the Bartica Community Centre tarmac.Bartica will be a hive of activity, as pulsating matches will kick-start what is expected to be an enthralling competition.According to coordinator Alden Marslowe, high-quality action was witnessed in the playoff round on Wednesday which indicated that the respective teams are well prepared and raring to go in anticipation of securing the coveted title.The opening matchup will pit Mighty Ruler against Itaballi from 19:00hrs, with Falmouth opposing Prison Officers in the second fixture at 19:30hrs.In the third clash, Potaro Strikers battle derby rival, Potaro United, from 20:00hrs, while defending champions Disconnection Crew lock horns with Walking Boyz at 20:30hrs.The fifth contest at 21:00hrs will pit Almanac Kings against Beacons, while Goal-Raiders take aim at Ballers from 21:30hrs.In the final two matches, Jones Avenue will tackle Police from 22:00hrs and former champions Rivers View will match skills with Man City at 22:30hrs.The aforementioned matches were scheduled following the conclusion of the playoff round on Wednesday night at the same venue.The respective winners will advance to the group round on June 15, which will feature two groups of four teams.The top two teams from each zone will then progress to the semi-final round on June 16. This will be followed by the third-place playoff and grand finale.Meanwhile, the four teams who fail to advance from the group stage will contest the Guinness Plate Championship. This will also be staged on the final night before the third place matchup.Winner of the zone will collect $400 000 and the respective trophy. They will also earn an automatic place in the National Championship, which is pegged to start in August.Meanwhile, the losing finalists will receive $150 000 and a trophy. On the other hand, the third- and fourth-place finishers will pocket $100 000 and $75 000 respectively and the corresponding accolades.The victors of the Guinness Plate Championship will receive $60 000. The other major sponsor of the event is Colours Boutique.Among the dignitaries expected to be in attendance at the matches are Guinness Brand Executive Lee Baptiste and Banks DIH Outdoor Events Manager and former National player Mortimer Stewart. Day-1 Fixtures:Mighty Ruler vs Itaballi – 19:00hrsFalmouth vs Prison Officers – 19:30hrsPotaro Strikers vs Potaro United – 20:00hrsDisconnection Crew vs Walking Boyz – 20:30hrsAlmanac Kings vs Beacon – 21:00hrsGoal Raiders vs Ballers – 21:30hrsJones Avenue vs Police – 22:00hrsRivers View vs Man City – 22:30hrs
FILE PHOTO: Nkurunziza playing footballNairobi, Kenya | AFP | Two Burundi officials have been arrested after their town’s football team allegedly “roughed up” President Pierre Nkurunziza who was playing during a match with his personal team, legal sources and witnesses said Friday.A legal source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the administrator of the northern town of Kiremba as well as his deputy, who is in charge of sport, had been charged with “conspiracy against the president” on Thursday.It all started when the Kiremba team played a match earlier this month against Nkurunziza’s Allelua FC team, which includes the president.Several town residents told AFP that the administrator Cyriaque Nkezabahizi and his deputy Michel Mutama had recruited players among Congolese refugees living in a camp in the town.“These Congolese obviously didn’t know President Nkurunziza because they roughed him up during the match, attacking each time he had the ball and making him fall several times while the Burundian players were careful not to get too close to him,” one witness said.Nkurunziza, who is a “born-again” evangelical, spends at least half of every week travelling with his team Allelua FC and his choir “Komeza gusenga” which means “pray non-stop” in the local kirundi language. He also participates in community development projects, in which he can be seen lugging around rocks or mixing cement.The 54-year-old president, a former sport professor at the University of Burundi, continues to practice swimming and cycling and plays up to three football matches a week.He built a 9,000-seat stadium in his home town and dozens others across the country.Critics say he is allowed to score several “bogus” goals during each match, with no player daring to seriously take him on.In power since 2005, Nkurunziza is leading a push for a referendum in May on changes to the constitution that would allow him to run in elections in 2020.Share on: WhatsApp
Facebook17Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSouth Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) wraps up Fall Quarter classes and ushers in the holiday season with three outstanding music performances between November 30 and December 7, 2018. SPSCC music groups are a mix of college students and community members who perform in concert throughout the year.SPSCC Chorus and Chamber ChoirWinter RosesFriday, November 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Main StageBuy TicketsThe SPSCC Chorus and Chamber Choir present Winter Roses, an eclectic mix of winter and holiday repertoire, featuring the works of Bach, Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Whitacre, and Gjeilo. The Chorus and Chamber Choir are directed by Dr. John Guarente and will accompanied by Jennifer Hermann and April Kuhr.South Puget Sound College OrchestraOld, New, and Seasonal FavoritesSaturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Main StageBuy TicketsThe South Puget Sound College Orchestra opens its 2018-19 season with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Dvorak’s Noon Witch, as well as the world premiere of Pacific Northwest composer Carolyn Quick’s Through the Haze. Troy Fisher and Kids in Concert join the Orchestra after intermission to get us all in the holiday spirit. The Orchestra is directed by Cameron May.South Puget Sound Jazz BandTribute to the Savoy BallroomFriday, December 7, 2018 at 8 p.m.The Evergreen State College Purce Hall, Lecture Hall 1FREE admission, $3 parkingThe Jazz Band is directed by James Schneider and will feature classic swing tunes from the 1930s and 40s, featuring the Shimmy Shack Swingers. Admission is free and tickets are not required.Tickets for the Orchestra and Chorus concerts are available at OlyTix.org or by calling The Washington Center for the Performing Arts box office at 360-753-8586. General admission tickets are $15 with $10 tickets for seniors, students, and military with ID. All shows are free to SPSCC students, staff and faculty with SPSCC ID.Featured photo credit: Shanna Paxton Photography
Some of the best hockey fans will see this season is slated for the weekend at the NDCC and Civic Arenas — and the game doesn’t involve the Nelson Leafs.Nelson Minor Hockey drops the puck this weekend on the annual Novice tournament. The tourney is attracting five Junior Novice teams and six Senior Novice teams from Spokane, South Okanagan, Fruitvale, Trail/Rossland and Castlegar along with two Nelson squads.Greg Andrusak, Kevin Dewar, Eddie Vulcano and Craig Bennett coach the Nelson Junior Novice squad while Todd Hutt, Anthony Maley and Adam Chochinov skipper the Senior Novice group.The tournament opens Friday with the Nelson Junior Novice facing South Okanagan Ice Crushers at 6:45 p.m. in the Civic Arena.Nelson Senior Novice opens the tourney Saturday at 7:30 a.m. against Spokane Ice Wolves.The tournament concludes Sunday afternoon.
The Bear Mountain Wind Park project will be receiving up to $20.5 million over the next ten years through the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program.Prince George-Peace River M.P. Jay Hill made the announcement on Thursday afternoon, after touring the project grounds in Dawson Creek.The Bear Mountain Wind Park will have 34 turbines with a total capacity of 102 megawatts and will cover approximately 25 hectares of land on top of Bear Mountain.- Advertisement -Minister Hill says the investment will help create jobs, stimulate the economy and improve the environment.The project is owned by Bear Mountain Wind Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of AltaGas Income Trust. The electricity generated will be sold to BC Hydro.The $1.5-billion ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program provides a one cent per kilowatt-hour incentive, with the goal of increasing Canada’s renewable electricity capacity by more than 4,000 megawatts – enough to power a million homes.Advertisement
There is more to Donegal than spectacular scenery and wonderful wildness, because it is the food you’ll eat here and the people you meet here that makes Donegal such a special place to visit.Donegal’s Food Coast Experiences – an exciting range of food-related events – launched in Castle Grove House this week, combines not just celestial cuisine using the county’s rich parlour of ingredients, but also memorable moments that visitors will cherish.“Food plays an intrinsic role in the visitor experience and the series of food events planned for Donegal this year will offer extraordinary experiences celebrating Donegal food and its champions,” said Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise in Donegal. He added that through the Food Coast Initiative, the Local Enterprise Office has tried to impress on Donegal’s producers and food outlets over the past few years that offering a wide range of food offerings will help the county secure a greater share of that tourism food spend – adding that the tourists can just as equally be locals and visitors from within the county as those from outside Donegal.Food producers and food businesses from across Donegal pictured at the launch of the Donegal Food Coast 2019 Food Coast Experiences in Castlegrove Country House this week.Mr Tunney said: “Our aim, when we launched the Food Coast Experiences, was to develop a calendar of food events that offers an experience celebrating Donegal food and its champions. When we commenced the project we had a gathering of interested food parties who heard from other regions where successful visitor experiences have been built around local food.“That meeting really set the ball rolling and helped people here really understand how we in Donegal can collaborate to make Donegal famous for food,” he said.At that launch two years ago, Failte Ireland’s Sinead Hennessy told food industry professionals that while tourists don’t necessarily come to Ireland for its food, it is a key part of their experience and they spend €2 billion on food every year with 35% of their total spend going on food. Indeed, Fáilte Ireland are following up on that potential in September of this year when, Taste the Island will promote the island of Ireland’s extensive catalogue of food and drink experiences to domestic and international visitors, creating opportunities for Irish businesses to attract higher numbers of visitors outside of the already busy summer months.Producers and food businesses from South Donegal pictured at the launch of the Donegal Food Coast 2019 Food Coast Experiences in Castlegrove Country House this week with Michael Tunney and Eve Anne McCarron Business Advisor from the Local Enterprise Office.Producers and food businesses pictured at the launch of the Donegal Food Coast 2019 Food Coast Experiences in Castlegrove Country House this week with Michael Tunney and Eve Anne McCarron Business Advisor from the Local Enterprise Office.The Taste the Island programme will be extensive, including everything from visits to food producers, distillers and brewers; food trails and food festivals; participation in traditional skills; opportunities to forage and fish; and chances to sit back and enjoy the best of modern Irish cuisine in traditional pubs, small-town cafés, restaurants, city bistros and Michelin-starred experiences.“The chance to experience local food in a completely authentic way is one that visitors from across the globe have sampled in Donegal over the past two years. Through those experiences visitors can learn more about the local traditions and get to know the people through their food. Our own Donegal Food Experiences, coupled with the Taste of Ireland launch will give Donegal food businesses a brilliant opportunity to tap into this growing market,” Michael Tunney added.Food producers who will be taking part in the Donegal Food Coast Food Coast Experiences pictured with Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney and Eve Anne McCarron Business Advisor from the Local Enterprise Office at the launch in in Castle Grove Country HouseThe Head of Enterprise added the Food Coast was truly delighted with the range and diversity of ideas this year, suggesting it was clear evidence that those working in the food sector are keen to build on the calendar of events to make it even better year on year.“The stakeholders have really grasped the opportunity to add to the Donegal food story and really expand on the potential it has for all involved,” Mr. Tunney concluded. Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020.Spectacular calendar of food experiences launched for Donegal was last modified: May 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:food coastLocal Enterprise Officetaste the island
Above is a photograph of the St. Eunan’s College senior team from the 1930s – and what a brilliant old-school photo it truly is.This photo, in postcard form, was sent in by Donegal man Ciaran McFadden who received it when his uncle died in California several years ago.The postcard was produced by Cooper of Strabane. It’s a photograph of the 1936 – 1937 senior team – the year Aodh Ruadh won the Donegal Senior Championship against Gaoth Dobhair by 3-8 to 4-2.These boys, if alive today, would be almost one hundred years old.Do you recognise any of these men in the photo? Please let us know in the comments on Facebook and Twitter!Or if any of our readers have something of this quality, please send it into [email protected], with as much context as is possible. Classic GAA photo from yesteryear reveals St Eunan’s senior team of 1937 – do you recognise anyone? was last modified: September 16th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
(Visited 338 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 This entry continues listed examples of political bias in science, academia and secular media.Last week, we illustrated the disease of misconduct and unreliability in Big Science. And yet Big Science and Big Media continue their onslaught against Christian values, conservative politics, and Donald Trump. Here’s a rapid-fire list to prove it; these titanic conglomerates are juggernauts of leftism, not pure-hearted seekers of truth. They stray far outside their domain of natural knowledge into politics, ethics, and philosophy. Can anyone find any article in the major journals or secular science media that support conservative views? The following examples are not 100% wrong in everything they say, but they display an overwhelming bias against conservative ideas and a strong undertone of leftist ideas. There is one article supporting religious values in the list. See if you can find it.(Note: Articles from amalgamating news sites like Science Daily and Phys.org come originally from universities, labs and other academic science institutions.)Homosexuality: You can tell where Clayton Howard is headed with his headline on The Conversation: “The migration of same-sex couples to the suburbs is shaping the fight for LGBT equality.” First of all, is it science’s job to get involved in this “fight”? Second, define LGBT equality; they already get special treatment! The ones needing equality are those trying to defend their religious beliefs about marriage and gender.Guns and Health: PLoS Biology wants to get “science in the fight to uphold the rights of children.” About 80% of the goals of this paper are noble and uncontroversial (nutrition, vaccines, health care) but science is supposed to stick to natural knowledge, not fights and advocacy. Read further and you find the article includes oblique attacks on gun ownership, and expects governments to be the solution to everything. Those are leftist positions.Criminality: This article on Science Daily upholds the materialist view that criminals are products of their neurobiology, not sinners. By implication, treatment is a subject for neuroscience, not criminal justice. Another piece on Medical Xpress tries to explain altruism in psychological terms. Psychological science, you recall from previous CEH reports, is under scrutiny for non-reproducible results. Religious upbringing leads to better health and well-being in adults, Medical Xpress says. But Science Daily talks about the “evolution of psychiatric disorders,” making criminal behavior a matter of Darwinism, not personal responsibility.Gender confusion: There’s a new word for normal people: “cisgender” (as opposed to “transgender”). These are people who identify with their biological sex. In her “Explainer” at The Conversation, Joanna McIntyre decides the word is divisive, because it implies there are only two genders.Health care: This article on Medical Xpress about the opioid epidemic suggests that the problem derives partly from health care policies in the “era of Donald Trump.” Trump is not the cause of “deaths of despair in the era of Donald Trump,” conservatives would respond; he is working hard to solve it, but don’t expect secular media to give him any credit.Gender confusion: Medical Xpress notes that LGBT people have “poorer health outcomes” than normal people, but what’s the solution? Not to help them change, of course. The leftist position is to force insurance companies to take care of them.Abortion: This is an attack by New Scientist on the Trump administration and his nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. This leftist “science” rag is that they “might” limit the ability of women to kill their children, and also might limit “fetal research” – the sale of baby body parts. What a horror that would be!Homosexuality: Phys.org praises the teachers whose attitudes are becoming more accepting of LGBT students, in contrast to those nasty religious “fundamentalists” who “view homosexuality much more negatively than those with more progressive religious views.”Climate change: Rachel Nagelberg (Northwestern U) begins positively on Phys.org, suggesting there is “a bright side to those dire climate change reports.” And what could that be, Rachel? She grins, it’s the election of a bunch of new progressive Democrats in Congress that can stop Trump. “We’re going to need some pretty radical thinking and radical change,” she concludes. Science Daily rings the alarm, “Nations must triple efforts” to reach the U.N. climate goals – this despite the revelations of new natural sources of the potent greenhouse gas methane we reported (28 Nov 2018) that were not figured into their climate models.Corporal punishment: Medical Xpress concludes from a study of pediatricians that spanking is never right. But did the secular eggheads at Tufts University ask Dr. James Dobson? Did they ask Solomon? Are today’s scientists the only ones who have learned how to raise successful children with appropriate discipline? Parents have been having children since Adam and Eve, and quite a few turned out OK that were spanked. Some spanking can be abusive, but not all of it, if done sparingly and in love, Christians believe. Should science decide questions of right and wrong?Abortion: This piece on Medical Xpress is fairly balanced, but you see the bias in the headline: “the right to abortion is on the line.”Political bias: Nature writes, “Beware the rise of the radical right.” Is there no radical left? Surely there is, and it is dangerous. “Academic freedom is on the hit list when radical politicians gain office — as they have done in Europe,” the Editors say. Oh, my goodness. What we could say about academic freedom in the Soviet Union, North Korea, and Cuba. Nature is blind to that, although they do qualify it somewhat, with no examples, “When parties of either the extreme right or extreme left take power, any one of democracy’s foundational pillars can be knocked away.” Their bogeymen are Brexits, patriots, and ones who don’t believe in man-caused global warming. Their utopia is “collective progressivism” (globalism).Advocacy: Nature advocates for advocacy: “Why graduate students should get involved in advocacy.” Advocacy for what, you ask? The usual leftist progressive stuff: diversity and inclusion, government funding, climate activism, etc. This helps grad students become “leaders.” Aren’t scientists supposed to be neutral, dispassionate, disinterested researchers about natural phenomena?Conclusion: Understanding “the myth of apolitical science” (Science). Are you surprised at learning about all this bias within academia? You shouldn’t be. In a book review of Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science by historian Audra J. Wolfe, reviewer Alex Wollerstein says that politics and science have a long history.“Science is apolitical” is a deeply political statement: One only feels the need to assert something like this in times when it is a hard case to make. That science exists within a political environment and participates in political activities should not be controversial. But it is, especially in the current moment, when it would be (politically) convenient to have something in our present world that felt devoid of politics.At times in the past, science leaned conservative. Now, it is overwhelmingly liberal. One reason for that is the extremely lopsided party affiliation in universities, especially in the sciences. Jerry Bergman shows how out of touch scientists are with the American public:In an examination of over 150 departments and upper-level administrations at 32 elite colleges, the Center for the Study of Popular Culture found that the ratio of registered Democrats to registered Republicans was more than 10 to 1 (1,397 Democrats compared to 134 Republicans). In the US, registered Democrats and Republicans are roughly equal in number, but not a single department at any of the 32 schools even remotely approaches parity between the two.The closest any school came was Northwestern University, where 80 percent of faculty were registered Democrats and 20 percent registered Republicans. At Brown University the ratio was 30 to 1. The researchers could not identify a single Republican on the faculty at Williams, Oberlin, MIT, or Haverford Colleges. The ratio of liberal to conservative professors has profoundly changed from 4 to 1 a few years ago to 17 to 1 today. A Center of Media and Public Affairs Study found that “American academia is overwhelmingly dominated by liberal secularists,” a fact that proves bias against conservatives and religious persons in hiring and promotion of faculty. According to Gallop Polls of the last 50 years, about 70 percent of Americans believe in some form of creationism in contrast to about 3 percent of leading science academics. Depending on how questions are asked, around 10 percent of American are atheists compared to 95 percent of leading science academics.With such a total imbalance in party affiliation and religious belief, we cannot expect their scientific research to be immune from political views. Perhaps the only quick solution would be a program of affirmative action for conservatives, with funding tied to the degree of parity on faculty.Not all these articles are 100% biased. Some say good things. Some report facts apparently with neutrality. Pervading them, though, you hear a leftist-progressive undertone, sometimes loud, sometimes soft. It’s everywhere, like a background buzz. You almost never hear a conservative refrain in the din. Why do you never hear reports like “Blacks make up 13.4% of the population, but 36% of abortions” except on conservative sites like CNS News? Why do only conservative news sites like Breitbart News talk about the human rights abuses in North Korea that have gotten worse since Kim Jong-un took power?Science doesn’t have to be that way. There is absolutely no reason for a leftist slant in science. Many of the founders of science were highly religious or conservative politically, and did great work. Those who are conservative today often have to keep quiet, lest the PC police end their careers.Note, please, that this commentary is not overturning the tables. It’s about balance. The situation would be just as bad if conservatives controlled Big Science and Big Media and persecuted its dissenters. Scientists should be free to vote Democrat if they want to, and believe in liberal views unrelated to their scientific work. But in the same way, conservatives should be allowed to work as scientists in a university or lab without fear of being shunned or dismissed, and reporters should be allowed to write about research that supports traditional values. Debate is essential for good science. The news is distorted without a conservative voice.The bias in science and media is a great evil that must be rectified. Most academics, studies have shown are Democrats who voted for Clinton and despise Trump. Some departments at universities are 100% Democrat, or even radical socialist. You know this is going to infect their research. The same bias pervades media, and it odorizes their reporting.The solution is balance. So let’s use a progressive tactic against the leftists: advocate for affirmative action for conservative scientists and reporters, until 50/50 parity is reached. Who would complain about that, except a totalitarian?
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 105th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, comes on another rainy day across the Buckeye State. A wide range of topics greet host Joel Penhorwood alongside Kolt Buchenroth, Dale Minyo, Zach Parrott, and Matt Reese.We begin by hearing in the first installment of Plow Talk from guests Matthew and Jason Bane of Bane-Welker Equipment. Ohio Corn and Wheat’s Tadd Nicholson talks about the Tariffs Hurt the Heartland campaign while grain merchandiser Jon Scheve updates us on his latest market advice in this tough economic and agronomic time (hint: it has to do with prevent plant). Union County Fred Yoder updates us on his perspective for this unique growing season and how he compares it to 2011, all the while strawberry producer Todd Stacy talks a unique way of picking his crop.