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Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith announces bid to run for London mayor

first_img Share Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith announces bid to run for London mayor ashley.kirk by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment Guruzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmNovelodgePierce Brosnan’s Wife Lost 120 Pounds – This Is Her NowNovelodge Zac Goldsmith has joined the race to become the next London mayor, boosting Conservative hopes of holding onto power at City Hall.He becomes the fifth Tory in the race to succeed Boris Johnson as London mayor, after the Johnson won a seat in Parliament in last month’s General Election.  The young Tory MP has gained a strong reputation as a charismatic environmentalist and a rising star in the party.Read more: Who will be the next Boris Johnson? Runners, riders and potential candidatesHis announcement comes after months of speculation and repetitive denials from Goldsmith. In October last year, he said: “I’m not looking to run as mayor”. Now, speaking to the Evening Standard, he said stopping a third runway at Heathrow and cleaning up London’s environment would be among his main priorities as mayor.He also said he would work towards boosting high streets, improving transport and mending politics. He told the Standard: London needs a mayor who can work with government to get the resources that London needs to deal with massive pressures on housing, transport and policing but is also strong enough to stand up to the government when it gets things wrong.The Tory MP is planning on giving his Richmond Park constituents the final say on his candidacy, spending £41,000 on a postal ballot. Having just been re-elected to serve the constituency, he said “it’s important to know whether or not my constituents are happy for me to run for mayor”. Show Comments ▼center_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com Tags: London mayoral election 2016 People Zac Goldsmith Tuesday 9 June 2015 5:48 am whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

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News / Tech solutions are plugging in to help ease widening congestion at global ports

first_imgBy Sam Whelan 23/03/2021 As shipping’s port congestion crisis widens, tech-players are hoping to capitalise on calls for improved visibility across container supply chains.SeaIntelligence’s Lars Jensen noted the lack of any real-time overview of global bottlenecks, as pockets of congestion spring up from Auckland to Singapore to Los Angeles.“Instead, it is drip-wise in terms of each individual port,” he explained. “Sometimes you can only get the info from a carrier calling at the port/terminal, whereas the port provides no info. Other times it is the reverse, and at times it is neither.”Indeed, last week The Loadstar reported on Drewry’s analysis of the congestion. This suggested better visibility of port capacity and productivity would allow for earlier cargo re-routing and schedule adjustments. And the consultant said it was developing a port efficiency monitoring service which would provide early indication of potential yard congestion.Likewise, visibility platform Project44 noted how the industry’s congestion woes were making headlines in the financial press, for example, when Nike reported its North America revenues were down 11%, due to shipment delays of over three weeks.Project44 said its recent acquisition of data-provider Ocean Insights would allow it to to help importers manage intermodal connectivity at congested gateways, and the company recently launched Port Intel, an online service that provides subscribers with summaries of congestion at specific ports.Other tech-players are tackling the gridlock with improved communication and planning tools for carriers and terminal operators. Portchain, for example, provides AI-powered cloud-based solutions for berth utilisation and fleet planning.Thor Thorup, Portchain’s CCO, told The Loadstar increased information on berthing capacity enabled carriers to increase their planning horizon and identify schedule disruptions earlier, which gives time to make proactive decisions.“Conversely, when carriers share more accurate arrival times and move counts to terminals, terminals are able to optimise their berth and crane utilisation better, so they don’t need to make last-minute adjustments,” he added.Portchain already boasts Hapag-Lloyd and the port of Tanjung Pelepas as customers, and recently added Russia’s Global Ports.“Using Portchain, Global Ports’ customers will be able to track information about schedules, vessel arrivals and handling, including berth numbers and the start and end of cargo operations, all in real time,” Mr Thorup explained.Furthermore, he said, as well as providing visibility on berth capacity and arrival times, predicting missing or inaccurate information through machine learning, and better planning decisions through AI optimisation could also help to reduce congestion.“It is surprisingly quick to implement these three areas in operations, and we are able to bring a terminal fully live with Portchain in four to six weeks,” he added.last_img read more

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Global regulators seek greater harmonization of OTC derivatives

first_imgJames Langton Global banking and securities regulators issued a report on Tuesday that boosts efforts to increase international harmonization of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives data. The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) published a joint consultation paper today on harmonizing the reporting of critical OTC derivatives data. CSA seeks changes to derivatives rules The report solicits comment on the definition, format and allowable values of critical data elements, including collateral, prices and quantities, among other elements. The goal is to help global authorities develop guidance for local regulators. The initiative follows from post- financial crisis reform efforts to improve oversight of the global OTC derivatives markets by requiring reporting of derivatives contracts to trade repositories to improve market transparency, mitigate systemic risk, and prevent market abuse. “Aggregation of the data reported across [trade repositories] will help ensure that authorities can obtain a comprehensive view of the OTC derivatives market and its activity,” the regulators note. The deadline for feedback is Aug. 30. Global policymakers aim to issue final technical guidance in early 2018. Derivatives markets grow, ESMA reports Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img CSA delays margin requirements for OTC derivatives Related news Keywords Over-the-counter securities and derivativesCompanies International Organization of Securities Commissions Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

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Internationally-Renowned Artist Tom Rodrigues Creates Award-Winning & Boutique Wines Under the…

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Internationally-Renowned Artist Tom Rodrigues Creates Award-Winning & Boutique Wines Under the Artevino…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessInternationally-Renowned Artist Tom Rodrigues Creates Award-Winning & Boutique Wines Under the Artevino LabelBy Press Release – April 3, 2019 409 0 Facebook Previous articleWine Industry Veteran Partners with Family of Leading Italian Food Company for Acquisition of Renowned Boutique Italian Wine ImporterNext articleDavis Estates Named 2019 Winery of the Year by LuxeSF Press Release Share AdvertisementMaple Creek Winery in Mendocino County, Northern California is the Home Base of Portuguese Glass Artist, Painter, Baseball Aficionado & WinemakerMENDOCINO COUNTY, CA – (April 3, 2019) – When Tom Rodrigues was growing up as the son of fruit farmers in the Santa Clara Valley, he never imagined that his grandfathers’ hobby of making wine in the basement would become a passion and vocation for him later in life. Today, his Maple Creek Winery boasts a selection of premium, sustainable, and award-winning wines, including Estate Chardonnay, Estate Pinot Noir, Estate Merlot, Largo Ridge Zinfandel, Flora and Symphony, as well as Bordeaux Blends and late harvest varietals. Maple Creek’s wines, all of which are released under the Artevino label, are made in small lots, handcrafted with passion, and approachable enough to please every palate.The label’s name, Artevino – a combination of the words “arte” (art) and “vino” (wine) – was inspired by Tom’s background as an artist. His storied, five decade career has included launching his own stained glass studio when barely out of his teens, being the Designer and Production Manager for the stained glass studio at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch, painting in acrylic and oil (including the “Legends at the Stick” baseball series, which was featured in Sports Illustrated and eventually saw one of the paintings being permanently installed in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY), and designing wine labels for a variety of winemakers, including those in the Far Niente family — Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, EnRoute and Bella Union. This last venture brought Tom in intimate contact with an industry that would inspire him and ultimately lead to the purchase of Maple Creek Ranch, Vineyard and Winery, in the Yorkville Highlands appellation of Mendocino County.“I was on a motorcycle ride through the Anderson Valley and fell in love with the area,” states Tom. “Then I found the ranch and vineyard in Yorkville in 2000. My daughter was all grown up and I was ready to leave Marin County for a slower pace of life. Little did I know that becoming a grape farmer and winemaker would be anything but! I was lucky enough to hire Kerry Damsky to mentor me and teach me the chemistry of wine making in the French style using California fruit. A long friendship with Kerry and wine has brought me to where I am now, nineteen seasons later.”Maple Creek Winery has 13 acres of estate varietals, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Flora and Symphony. These grapes thrive in the hot days and cool nights of the Yorkville Highland AVA, growing in hillside clay, loam, and rocky soils. Estate grapes are complimented with Mendocino County Zinfandel from long standing relationships with other local vineyards. These varietals burst with flavor as a result of the right varietal growing conditions, including the vineyards sustainable practices. The proximity of their vineyards to their onsite processing and storage facility ensure they control the process from when to harvest to final bottling. This is how Tom creates the wonderfully rich and complex flavors of his boutique, low production, wines.Maple Creek has garnered many recent awards under the Artevino label, including a gold medal for the 2017 Estate Pinot Noir at the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and another gold for the 2017 Estate Chardonnay at the 2019 American Fine Wine Competition. Other popular wines under the Artevino label include Symphony, a slightly sweet wine that’s perfect for picnics; Largo Ridge Zinfandel, made with grapes grown in Anderson Valley; Cowboy Red, a very approachable table wine made with Merlot, Zinfandel and Carignane; and variety of dessert wines, including “Nectar of the Goddess,” a heavenly late harvest wine made with a  blend of Estate Flora and Symphony grapes.Maple Creek Ranch spans 165 acres total (13 planted with grapes), 7 springs, natural gardens and fruit orchards. It is home to many types of edible mushrooms, wild boar and a plethora of wildlife. The property is sustainable, as well as herbicide- and pesticide-free.All are invited to experience Artevino wines at Maple Creek’s friendly tasting room in Yorkville, California, where you will find Tom’s artwork on the walls, and Australian Shepherds Buster and Posey on hand to greet visitors. The tasting room is open year-round and their motto is “Enter as strangers, leave as friends.Maple Creek will be pouring Artevino wines at the upcoming Taste Mendocino event at San Francisco’s Fort Mason on April 27, 2019.More on Maple Creek Winery and the Artevino label here: https://maplecreekwine.com/.More on Tom’s art here: https://www.tomrodriguesstudio.com.Advertisement Pinterest Linkedin TAGSMaple Creek WineryTom Rodrigues Twitter ReddIt Emaillast_img read more

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Outstanding Teachers to Receive PM’s Medal of Appreciation June 14

first_imgAdvertisements Outstanding Teachers to Receive PM’s Medal of Appreciation June 14 EducationJune 9, 2012 RelatedOutstanding Teachers to Receive PM’s Medal of Appreciation June 14 By Judith A. Hunter, JIS PRO RelatedOutstanding Teachers to Receive PM’s Medal of Appreciation June 14 RelatedOutstanding Teachers to Receive PM’s Medal of Appreciation June 14 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Educators who have  given outstanding service  to the sector will be honoured at the  Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation for Service to Education ceremony, which  will be held on Thursday, June 14, on the lawns of Jamaica House, starting at 7:00 p.m. Some 40 educators with combined years of over 1,500 will be recognised for their sterling contribution to education.  Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen will head the list of dignitaries at the function, to include Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller and the Most. Hon. Errald Miller. The Prime Minister will give the main address. The award is given to a teacher who has served for a minimum of 15 years, who has displayed exceptional service in the teaching profession, and has shown evidence of community involvement and creativity in the service given. The Jamaica Constabulary Force band will provide fanfare and background music. There will be performances by Mona and Lannaman’s Preparatory Schools. The Ardenne High School will also perform. Radio personality, Dervan Malcolm, will guide the evening’s proceedings.  President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Mr. Paul Adams, will give the closing remarks. Guests are asked to be seated by 6:30 p.m.last_img read more

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Predict Ability

first_imgLast week, the PGA of America issued some propaganda that perfectly exemplified the recent struggles of the U.S. Ryder Cup team – even if it was clearly unintentional. The organization began circulating movie-type posters featuring captain Tom Watson and the names of his assistants and 12-man roster, hailing them as “The Redeem Team.” Nice thought, but just like so many other well intentioned ideas for the team over the past decade-and-half, something was destined to go wrong. And there it was, over in the bottom right corner of the poster. Continuing with the movie theme, the Ryder Cup team was rated “Extreme Drama” – and shortened to “ED.” All that was missing was a tagline: “If your match lasts longer than four hours, consult your physician.” Here’s guessing the 65-year-old Watson didn’t get too excited about that one. And here are five more bold predictions entering this year’s edition of the Ryder Cup. 1. Tiger Woods’ absence will mean the U.S. team wins – or maybe loses. Those who regularly pray at the altar of Tiger Woods Is The Worst Person Ever have readily kept this statistic handy for daily message board comments in caps lock, oozing with vitriol: Since the turn of the century, the U.S. has only won one Ryder Cup – and that was the only one that didn’t include Woods. The unsubtle points here? Tiger is a me-first guy who couldn’t care less about the team; he’d rather hang with his buddies in Europe’s team room; he chokes in big-time competitions and – quite possibly – he hates America. Just because none of those things are true doesn’t keep people from using these assumptions to back their own story. OK, so Tiger’s 13-17-3 overall record isn’t exactly the stuff of Billy Casper or Lanny Wadkins. You know who else has struggled for the U.S. side? Everybody. I suppose it’s human nature to want to place blame on a single individual for a culture of losing, but Tiger couldn’t have done this alone. This isn’t the NBA. His teammates can’t stand around setting picks and hope he puts up a ton of points and sinks the game-winner for good measure. Woods won’t play this week. If the guys in red, white and blue rekindle the magic of 2008, it will once again send the truthers scurrying to their message boards to connect some dots that shouldn’t be connected. And if they lose again, he’ll somehow be blamed for returning from injury too soon during the summer, getting hurt again, taking himself out of consideration for the Ryder Cup and – yes – screwing over his country. Talk about your lose-lose, huh? The simple fact is, the U.S. team can win with Tiger or without him, and it can lose with or without him. That might not be enough of a scolding hot take in today’s sports parlance, but it’s the truth. His absence from this year’s festivities won’t mean the team will win any more than his presence would have meant it would lose.  2. Ian Poulter’s eyes will remain inside his skull this time. First things first: I’m of the belief that even if Poulter finished DFL at the Lake Nona member-member this summer, he locked up a spot on Europe’s team two years ago. No questions asked, no looking back. BUT … I’m still having a hard time buying the narrative that just because Poulter looked like Seve Ballesteros’ spiky-haired second coming at Medinah, he’s going to replicate those magic moments at Gleneagles, too. Poulter played as if he’d sold his soul to Samuel Ryder last time, his eyes bulging further out of his skull with each birdie celebration. But that doesn’t mean he’ll do it again. That doesn’t mean every putt will drop at this one. That doesn’t mean he’s automatic for five points. It doesn’t mean anything, really. What surprises me the most is that it seems like people are fully expecting this. Everyone appears so stuck on the idea that Poulter can simply show up at the Ryder Cup and dominate that they’re forgetting his only top-10s of the year have come in China and Memphis. They’re overlooking that he’s slipped so far in the world ranking that he’s behind Kevin Na. They’re thinking with their memories instead of applying the most logistical strategy possible to analyze upcoming competitions. Past performance is rarely a predictor of future results. Just think of the pressure Poulter will be under: He’s playing some of the worst golf of his professional career and he’s being expected to win every match he plays. That’s a dangerous combination. It’s also one that is easy to see not having a happy ending. If that’s the case, expect the golf world to go into collective shock. When Poulter fails to make everything he looks at on the greens, when his previously bugged-out eyes are being rubbed in disbelief because the birdies are tougher to come by, everyone will insist they didn’t see it coming because it didn’t happen last time. That’s a poor excuse, though, for just failing to see what he’s been doing lately. 3. Patrick Reed is going to play better than everyone – except Reed – thinks People can’t stand Reed. And when I say people, I mostly mean those who don’t know much about him and couldn’t pick him out of a lineup, but remember his “top-five” comment after winning at Doral and take personal offense to a golfer believing in his own abilities. But there might be small factions of people who can’t stand Reed that also have to share a team room with him this week. It’s little secret that he isn’t exactly the most popular guy on Tour. As one player whispered recently, “The next time he eats with us in player dining will be the first time.” Now, we can sit at the local 19th hole for hours and argue whether being an individualistic guy in an individual sport should really be perceived as a negative, but it’s pretty obvious that this is a player with a major chip on his shoulder who prides himself in proving people wrong. Well, guess what? If I was building my very own successful Ryder Cup prototype, this exact personality trait might be the first thing I downloaded into the microchip in his cerebral cortex. Reed is a fiery dude who will have absolutely no problem laughing when the European supporters cheer a poor shot and gesticulating toward them when he hits a good one. He’ll be unlike most competitors who have trouble removing the 51-weeks-a-year of “gentlemanliness” from their Ryder Cup emotions. That won’t be a problem for Reed. He doesn’t care what people think of him. The irony of that mentality? Employing that exact approach to ruffle feathers and play great golf at Gleneagles might very well endear him to American fans who months ago wrote him off as a cocky kid who needs to know his place. It will just go to prove that attitude is a wonderful thing to have – as long as it’s on your team. 4. Lance Bennett will provide the U.S. team with an inspirational rallying cry. Back in 2006, Darren Clarke served as the heart of the European side, earning three emotion-filled points in the wake of his wife’s death. Two years ago, captain Jose Maria Olazabal invoked the memory of Seve Ballesteros so often that he was in the forefront of each player’s thoughts throughout the week, both on and off the course. A team doesn’t have to overcome death in order to claim victory, but it has proven to unify players in the team room, bringing a group of individuals closer together for the good of the cause. Bennett, the longtime caddie for Matt Kuchar, will be making his return to the bag at Gleneagles. On Aug. 27, his wife, Angela, passed away suddenly. Since then, there’s been an outpouring of support – not only from his fellow loopers, but from players, as well. That support certainly hasn’t been limited to players on this team and not even just Americans, but having Bennett around should provide an extra jolt of inspiration. I know what you’re probably thinking: These guys shouldn’t need it. Competing for their country should be inspiration enough. They shouldn’t need the death of a caddie’s wife to make them hungrier to play inspired golf. The whole situation is analogous to the “Think Globally, Act Locally” campaign. Players can’t see millions of Americans huddled around their TV screens rooting them on. They can’t tangibly feel how much this would mean to a nation that couldn’t care less how many Presidents Cup titles it’s won. But they can look into Bennett’s eyes and understand what it would mean to him – and what it would mean to his family. There’s no telling the importance that type of impact that could have. Many of the team’s caddies got together a few weeks ago in Denver. When the subject of Bennett came up, they all talked about wanting to carry him around on their shoulders after a U.S. victory. There’s little doubt some of the players would be right there with them, propping up a likeable man who could use a few smiles these days. 5. If you’re expecting a blowout, go watch the Presidents Cup. Since these are bold predictions and the U.S. team is a lowly underdog and – full disclosure – I’m an American-born citizen, this is probably the part where I’m supposed to go full Lee Corso. You know, slip under the desk for a minute, and then emerge in patriotic regalia topped by an Uncle Sam chin beard and top hat while orchestrating the crowd into a hastily contrived version of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Not so fast, my friends. Despite my birthplace allegiances, when it comes to international team competitions, I’m only a fan of the law of averages. That’s why this missive from former assistant captain Paul Goydos, as part of his keynote address during the recent U.S. Senior Amateur and reported by Sports Illustrated’s Gary Van Sickle, rings so true. “The Ryder Cup is basically a coin toss,” Goydos told the crowd. “If I tossed a coin 10 times and it came up heads seven times, I wouldn’t immediately think that coin is defective.” This should come as good news to a U.S. roster which has been accused of being defective pretty frequently over the years. And really, it’s being accused of this before the first shot is even struck this week. Phil Mickelson gave up on the FedEx Cup. Jim Furyk can’t close on Sundays. Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson are no Billy Horschel and Chris Kirk. Pessimism has reigned supreme in recent weeks. What I haven’t heard – and again, call it an American bias if you will – is similar worry over the state of the European team. Martin Kaymer has looked eminently mediocre since the U.S. Open. Lee Westwood has looked that way since the last Ryder Cup. Stephen Gallacher and Jamie Donaldson are unproven on this stage. Victor Dubuisson is a wildcard in every sense of the word. So, why is Europe considered such a heavy favorite? Beats me. I think it’s some combination of the fact that Rory McIlroy looked unbeatable for a month, Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia have looked unbeatable in this competition before, and they’re playing a home game. But those things should hardly spell doom and gloom for their counterparts. Think about it: For years, the American side was a prohibitive favorite “on paper” and yet those plucky Europeans would look like the dominant team once it started. There are a few logical conclusions here. One is that it’s brutally difficult to play with a target on your back, especially on home turf. The other is that a coin which lands on heads seven times out of 10 is likely to come up tails at some point. This will be that point. Even though they’re not supposed to win, even though Europe is the favorite and the U.S. is without some prominent potential team members, even though pessimism has reigned throughout the 50 states, this column is about bold predictions, so here it comes: The U.S. will win the Ryder Cup. Somebody pass me that Uncle Sam top hat.last_img read more

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Journalist Sam Tanenhaus Assails Conservatives on Science

first_img Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share News Media Journalist Sam Tanenhaus Assails Conservatives on ScienceDavid [email protected]_klinghofferJune 9, 2017, 2:10 AM Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Share TagsBloombergclimate changeconservatismDover trialevolutionSam TanenhausscienceScopes trailWhittaker ChambersWilliam F. Buckley Jr.,Trending I’m a big fan of the journalist and historian Sam Tanenhaus, former editor of the New York Times Book Review. He wrote an amazing biography of Whittaker Chambers and is completing the definitive work on the life of William F. Buckley Jr. The latter I absolutely can’t wait to read. But Tanenhaus stumbles in an op-ed for Bloomberg.It’s a dismissal of conservatives on science, seeking to explain “Why Conservatives Have Always Distrusted Science.” He cites the issues you’d expect, from climate change to evolution, invoking Scopes and Dover, the “Republican war on science,” and more. The language is so sweeping in some places that I was taken aback. He allows:This is not to say it is only conservatives who distrust science. Liberals sometimes do, too — on issues like nuclear power, the laboratory use of animals in medical testing, and genetically modified foods.But it is usually a conservative who will say, with a hint of defiance, “I’m not a scientist…” — and then go on to dismiss evidence of climate change, or impute sinister intentions to the American and British scientists whose emails were hacked in the “climate-gate” controversy in 2009 or, more recently, be swayed by arguments that findings on global warming are “fake science.” The reason is that for many on the right, including high-powered writers and thinkers, science is itself a kind of fakery, especially when it comes into conflict with long-held beliefs or ideologies. [Emphasis added.]Actually, the last time I heard a conservative, a prominent journalist, say “I’m not a scientist…” it was as a preamble to ignorantly dismissing skeptics of Darwinian theory. I’m not a scientist, but I do listen to the scientists, and the scientists say…And what is this? Science altogether is “a kind of fakery”? “Scientific theory is at once outlandish and dangerous,” is a view attributed by Tanenhaus to “high-level conservative doctrine” – not any particular “scientific theory,” he seems to be saying, but scientific theory as a whole. I’ve never met anyone who thinks science is “fakery,” “outlandish and dangerous.” Have you? Who does he think we are, Ted Kaczynski?Tanenhaus goes on to recount how “conservatives began to combat the scientific consensus with other ‘science’ more to their liking.” Here it comes: “There was a sweeping movement, mainly in the South, to replace ‘Darwinism’ with teachings on creationism or the divine ‘fine-tuning’ of ‘intelligent design.’” This grossly misrepresents both ID and academic freedom legislation, as readers of Evolution News know well.Tanenhaus on Dover:A highly publicized court case in Pennsylvania replayed the Scopes trial 80 years later, only in reverse. The judge ruled that intelligent design wasn’t a true alternative to evolution. There was a difference, he explained, between a creed and a theory.From this you would never know that the main institution advocating intelligent design, Discovery Institute, advised the Dover school board to cease and desist from trying to push ID into their science classrooms. You would never know that ID is no “creed” but a careful if controversial inference from mainstream scientific evidence. Omissions like that are rampant in popular coverage of anything to do with ID. This makes many of us suspicious of journalists.And anyway, how does it display a proper reverence for science to cite — as authoritative on an ultimate scientific question that has stirred debate for millennia — the opinion of some Pennsylvania judge?This is not worthy of a thoughtful man like Sam Tannenhaus, who after chronicling conservatives up close for decades should know better. Watching William Buckley debate in favor of intelligent design on an episode of Firing Line – in company with our Discovery Institute colleagues Michael Behe, David Berlinski, and Phillip Johnson – should by itself be enough to clear away a great deal of misunderstanding.No, what many conservatives distrust is not science but attempts to abuse the prestige of science and its name. We oppose efforts to bypass normal debate, skirt messy arguments, silence opponents, and enact corrosive social change, transforming institutions and worldviews, on the basis of appeals to unquestionable authority: “Science says.”We see how that prestige impresses intellectuals and policy makers who don’t take the time to investigate the relevant ideas for themselves. Our suspicion is aroused by far too easy dismissals – of, for example, a profound and complex theory like intelligent design as no more than “fine-tuning.”Good gravy. Conservatives have not “always mistrusted science,” and do not now. What they and every thoughtful person should mistrust is simplistic treatments of deep and complicated questions.Photo: Scopes trial, by Smithsonian Institution [No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons. 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Consultation launched for Donegal Flood Relief Schemes

first_img Facebook Consultation launched for Donegal Flood Relief Schemes Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Castlefinn:          https://countydonegalfrs.ie/castlefinnfrs/index.php/opening-public-consultation/ Google+ By News Highland – November 10, 2020 Donegal County Council and the OPW have launched the project website for flood relief schemes in Burnfoot, Castlefinn, Downings and Glenties.The opening consultation period for the schemes has also begun, and will remain open until 21st December.Donegal County Council says the overall project objective is to develop a flood relief scheme for each community that is economically viable and technically, socially and environmentally acceptable.The purpose of the opening consultation period which is now underway is to explain the scheme development process, and gather valuable local knowledge, which will be essential in meeting the project objectives.The council says it is an opportunity for stakeholders and members of the public to voice any concerns they may have and to inform how the design is progressed.Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions, these public consultations are being held via an online consultation portal which can be accessed via the project website, countydonegalfrs.ieThe first newsletter, information brochure and a questionnaire will be sent to stakeholders and residents in each of the four communities, so that submissions to the project team can be made via post, email or telephone.Queries can be sent to [email protected] documents relating to each area can be viewed at the following links -Burnfoot:            https://countydonegalfrs.ie/burnfootfrs/index.php/opening-public-consultation/ Glenties:              https://countydonegalfrs.ie/glentiesfrs/index.php/opening-public-consultation/ Google+ Downings:       https://countydonegalfrs.ie/downingsfrs/index.php/opening-public-consultation/ WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleRelief for Harps and Ollie HorganNext articleGardai investigating theft of home heating oil News Highland Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Semifinal Preview: Boys soccer Class AA

first_img Connect on Linked in By Paul Gotham on October 22, 2018No Comment Subscribe by Email Senior midfielder Jackson Vogt (8) leads Penfield with four goals and five assists. (Photo: NORM STREHLE)Top-seeded Hilton (No. 5 NYSSWA) takes on Edison Tech while Rush-Henrietta and Penfield will battle for the third time this season. Spots in the Section V Class AA final are for the taking. Here’s the breakdown:No. 1 seed HILTON CADETS (13-2-2/Monroe County Division I) vs. No. 4 seed EDISON TECH INVENTORS (13-2-2/RCAC)How they got here:  Hilton defeated No. 8 seed Webster Thomas, 2-0 in the quarterfinals. Edison came from behind to knock off No. 5 seed Webster Schroeder, 2-1.Last time they met: Then No. 8 seed Hilton defeated No. 9 seed Edison/Monroe, 7-0 in the opening round of the 2015 Class AA playoffs. That Cadet squad went on to beat top-seeded Schroeder in the quarterfinals, fourth-seeded Churchville-Chili in the semifinals and No. 6 seed Fairport to take the Section V title before advancing to the NYS Class AA semifinals.Names to know: Hilton — Hussian Ali (four goals, three assists), Justin Arilotta (10 goals, five assists), Charles Barker (one goal, four assists), Tom Callery (four goals, one assist), Andrew Cavuoto (three goals), Jack Gombatto (one goal, one assist), Joey Gombatto (113 saves, 9 goals allowed), Noah Malta (two goals, four assists), Colden Philps (two assists) and Joshua Ranke (two goals, four assists). No. 6 seed RUSH-HENRIETTA ROYAL COMETS (8-7-2/Monroe County Division I) vs. No. 7 seed PENFIELD PATRIOTS (7-9-0/Monroe County Division I)How they got here: Rush-Henrietta beat Gates-Chili, 3-0 in the opening round and Fairport, 1-0 in the quarterfinals. Penfield edged Victor 3-2 in overtime and rallied to beat No. 2 seed McQuaid in overtime, 3-2.Season series: Rush-Henrietta took both meetings between the divisional rivals by identical scores of 2-nil.Located at 1475 E. Henrietta Road near Monroe Community College.Names to know: Rush-Henrietta — Hunter Kassel (four goals, three assists), Zack Koops (two goals, one assist), Cory Meintel (three goals, three assists), Jason Pike (four assists), Curtis Rowe (six goals, three assists), Ethan Scheuer (64 saves, eight goals allowed), Billy Urbanski (one assist). 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Follow on Facebookcenter_img Semifinal Preview: Boys soccer Class AA Add to Google+ Coaches: Mike Ellicott (Hilton), A.J. Maio (Edison Tech).History 101: Hilton advanced to the 2017 Section V Class AA championship before falling to eventual NYS champion, McQuaid 2-1. The Cadets were the only team to score against McQuaid in six postseason games. Edison’s win over Schroeder was the program’s first postseason triumph since a 2-1 victory over Gates-Chili in the opening round of the 2014 AA tournament.Justin Arilotta (6) leads Hilton (No. 5 NYSSWA Class AA) with 10 goals and five assists. (Photo: CHRIS ROACH)VIEW MORE CHRIS ROACH PHOTOS HERE. What they’re saying: Mike Ellicott – “Edison is going to be an incredible game. They are such a fun team to watch. They’ve got some flair. We were really, really impressed with the way they attack. This is an unknown entity.”A.J. Maio – “Taking it one game at a time. We know we have to beat great teams to advance and are up to the challenge.A 5 PM kickoff is scheduled Thursday at Spencerport. Penfield — Milton Birmajer (two goals, four assists), Tai Little (two goals, two assists), Joe McCusker (three goals), Shane McMillan (two goals), Tahj Mounnarat (one goal, one assist), Nathan Murray (52 saves, 12 goals allowed), Connor Thurston (two assists), Jackson Vogt (four goals, five assists), Joe Vogt (four goals, one assist) and Mark Zilist (two goals, one assist).Coaches: Jake Falci (Rush-Henrietta), John Cotsonas (Penfield).History 101: R-H is making its third straight trip to semifinals and second under Falci. Penfield is making its first trip to the semifinals since 2014.Jackson Vogt (8), Joe Vogt (19) and Mark Zilist (9) celebrate Penfield’s victory over McQuaid. (Photo: NORMAN STREHLE)What they’re saying: Jake Falci — “The team’s mindset is focused on winning this championship. There’s really no other reason to go play these games. We practiced and played really well last week. We have to follow that up with focused and competitive training these next couple of days and our best performance of the year on Thursday. I’m happy with our attitude to keep trying to improve on things this late into the year, I’m happy that our kids are putting a priority on our team culture, and I like the way our team is responding to success and adversity during play. We need to have our best week so far to build confidence and belief that we can get all the way to the finish line.”Jon Cotsonas — “We know each other,” Cotsonas told Jeff Diveronica on the most recent Connors & Ferris HS Sports Show. “Jake knows what we do. We know what they do. We know their personnel. They know our personnel. It’s going to come down to making someone make a mistake.”A 7:30 PM kickoff is scheduled Thursday at Spencerport High School. 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Highlights: Former Sharks wing scores twice in Canes victory

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