North Peace Ooks place 13th at provincials

first_imgThe girls began the tournament in the qualifying round and unfortunately opened their tournament with a loss, suffering a 2-0 set loss to the Kelowna Owls (9-25, 10-25).The Ooks then took on the McMath Wildcats that same day. The North Peace girls lost their second in a row, after a 2-0 set loss (15-25, 11-25).The girls, still in search of their first qualifying win, then played the Dover Bay Dolphins, which resulted in another 2-0 loss (15-25, 22-25).- Advertisement -After a not-so-successful qualifying round, the North Peace girls hit the hardwood for some playoff action. The girls opened their playoff round against the Handsworth Royals, beating the Royals 3-0 for their first win of the tournament.North Peace would next square off against the South Delta Sundevils in the quarterfinals, unfortunately losing by a score of 2-0 in sets (25-22, 15-8).The Ooks then took place in another quarterfinals match up, taking on the Georges P. Vanier Secondary, who the Ooks defeated 2-0 (25-16, 26-24).Advertisement The team’s final match took place in the semis, when they took on the Oak Bay High School Breakers. The Ooks ended their tournament on a winning note, defeating Oak Bay 2-0 (25-20, 25-23).The final semi-final victory earned the North Peace girls the 13 ranking provincially in the AAAA division.last_img read more

QPR ‘aim to beat Everton and Sunderland to Rovers star’

first_imgQPR boss Mark Hughes plans to pip Cardiff City to the signing of Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy, the South Wales Echo believe.Cardiff are keen to take the Wales international back to the club where he had a loan spell, but it is suggested that Hughes is also interested in signing him.Linked with move for Bellamy.Hughes’ imminent signing of Park Ji-sung from Manchester United is among the headlines, with the Daily Mail suggesting Rangers have offered £5m for the Korean.Related West London Sport story: Korean star Park set to join QPR from UnitedQPR hope to beat off competition from Everton and Sunderland to capture winger Junior Hoilett from Blackburn, the Daily Mirror say.Former Rovers boss Hughes has been interested in signing Hoilett for some time.And it is claimed that he has offered more money than Everton, who are also keen on the Canadian.Hoilett is out-of-contract and plans to leave Ewood Park this summer. At 22, he is too young to move on a Bosman free transfer, so Blackburn will be due compensation unless they accept an offer.Sunderland and German club Borussia Monchengladbach are also said to be interested.Meanwhile, Wigan supremo Dave Whelan has warned Chelsea he will not cut his £10m asking price for Victor Moses, the Mail report.Chelsea are expected to bid about £7m with add-ons over the weekend. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

UK Pushing Darwinism on Elementary Students

first_imgWith new methods and materials, UK teachers will be promoting Darwinism on Grade 5-6 students.Good news: The UK has developed curricular materials for teaching evolution that include argumentation.Bad news: The only arguments allowed will be Darwinian arguments, aimed at correcting students’ misunderstandings of evolution.This is a bit like a teacher directing students to believe that fish sticks are better than fish spheres or fish cubes in the cafeteria—fish being the only food on the menu. Only the shape of the fish will matter; students will never be exposed to the existence of beef or chicken. The DODO curriculum will be all evolution, all the time. And it will be all Darwinian evolution at that. This is clear from looking at the website of the Nuffield Foundation, which has funded the development of teaching guides for use in UK schools at the grade school level. Its press release for January 24, titled, “New guidance supports the teaching of evolution” is echoed on the University of Liverpool website,  One of their recommended resources is the Berkeley website “Understanding Evolution,” an American DOPE-pushing outlet.Like Nuffield, Berkeley gives visitors the impression that nobody at any place, at any time, ever doubted evolution—at least, no intelligent person. Ignoring Darwin skeptics is the best way to indoctrinate. When it comes to the science of biology, students will come to see that Darwinism is the only game in town. The only controversies to use ‘argumentation’ about involve the shape of the food, not the substance. Darwin fish is the only thing on the menu.Initial sketch of a branching tree of life from Darwin’s notebookNuffield came up with a clever way to steer impressionable children toward the politically correct view. It offers recordings of children explaining what they think evolution is. This helps teachers prepare for student’s feelings and misperceptions, so that they can gently nudge them toward the Darwinian view (27 Sept 2012, 11 June 2017). For instance, if a student looks at the Ascent of Man icon and asks, “If humans came from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?”, the teacher can hold up a diagram of Darwin’s ‘tree of life’ drawing, encouraging the students to use ‘argumentation’ to understand why Darwin’s icon answers the question. That way, they will feel like they came up with the idea themselves that Darwin’s diagram (branching gradualism) is better than the Ascent of Man icon (orthogenesis).Famous ‘ascent of man’ icon from Time-Life books. Even Darwinians don’t believe this simplistic diagram any longer (see 10 April 2018 entry). Notice the racist depiction of progress from dark skin to light skin. This kind of propaganda was unquestioned in the 1960s, and still appears in various forms today.Other methods of indoctrination include taking students on an “evolution walk” outside, with signposts showing the kinds of animals that arose over geological ages. This helps them grasp the concept of Deep Time visually. They will never question this manufactured symbolism. It will become Truth to them. They saw it. They walked through it. By the time they reach high school or college, it will have become so familiar, so entrenched in their thinking, they will react in disbelief—even horror—at the thought that anybody could possibly doubt it.The concept of geological or ‘deep’ time is not directly considered in the science curriculum, so ways of making the enormous numbers more accessible to pupils were successfully developed, including evolution trails made by scaling time in terms of distance walked.“Evolution trails” are popular tools of indoctrination into evolution at parks and museums. Notice emphasis on imagination, and absence of any indication of controversy about the dates and Darwinian “progress” from bacteria to man. (DFC: Florissant Fossil Beds, CO; Hot Springs Mammoth Site, ND; Grand Canyon, AZ)When Argument Is Not Critical ThinkingNuffield’s website “Ideas About Evolution” looks noble on the surface. It encourages teachers to respect students’ views, challenge claims, and support ideas with evidence. It helps teachers understand students’ views. It suggests using the audio recordings of students as the primary way to facilitate argumentation and understanding. A closer look, however, shows that any controversies only regard particulars about the way Darwinian evolution works (see their page “Representing Evolution“.) The goal is already predetermined: students must be nudged toward the Darwin ‘tree of life’ icon, where the wonders of animals and plants unfold gradually over time as the Stuff Happens Law (natural selection) creates endless forms most beautiful.Note: The Nuffield Foundation says the views expressed are those of the authors, not necessarily the foundation itself, which is “an endowed charitable trust that aims to improve social well-being in the widest sense.”“Well-being,” right. Teaching impressionable kids that they got here by accident, with no purpose or meaning. Teaching the Stuff Happens Law as science. Teaching argumentation by arguing only details of one side. Teaching a world view that strongly influenced the genocides of the 20th century, eugenics, and abortion to this day. How well does that make you feel?Remember the short story about “The New Teacher”? It bears reading again (see 21 Dec 2005 entry). Evolutionists are masters of visualization propaganda. We must inoculate students against indoctrination. We must teach real critical thinking: the kind of argumentation that doesn’t win by sidestepping the opposition and card stacking the evidence.From slime to astronaut: made simple, given billions of years of Darwinian Stuff Happens. (Poster at La Brea Tar Pits Museum, Los Angeles)Fight fire with fire?The late Jack T. Chick, a Christian illustrator, had some fun with the iconic progression, pointing out flaws in the interpretation.(Visited 342 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

TweetMart: Classifieds For & From Twitter

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A project that’s been available to the public for just two months, TweetMart allows users to see items for sale and jobs in a Twitter-friendly format. Its co-founders “felt there needed to be a drop dead simple way to integrate a classifieds site with Twitter,” according to the site.Listings can be created on the site, although many are culled from Twitter posts, as well. Quick, simple, and free, TweetMart is still in the early stages of development but presents a great deal of potential for organizing the user-to-user – or even B2C – commercial use of Twitter. Co-founder Will Kern wrote us today to explain how the site started and how it works. “The product launched with just the ability to list and tweet items for sale, but I quickly followed that up with the ability for recruiters and employers to post and tweet jobs,” he said.“I quickly recognized a huge potential in aggregating items being tweeted for sale on Twitter and jobs being posted on Twitter. I quickly followed that up with a release that pinged the Twitter search API and aggregated all items listed for sale and jobs being posted.”Kern also told us that the most recent releases of the app included OAuth support and the addition of “on sale” tweets. jolie odell In concept, the site is similar to iList Micro, a Twitter-oriented subdomain of iList that launched earlier this year.Although listings can be spam-heavy in highly competitive areas such as real estate or content-light for categories such as art or event tickets, one can imagine that as Tweetmart’s search of Twitter’s unwitting classifieds improves, so will the site’s content and usefulness.last_img read more

a month agoInter Milan boss Conte admits Lukaku and Brozovic clashed midweek

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan boss Conte admits Lukaku and Brozovic clashed midweekby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan boss Antonio Conte admits Romelu Lukaku and Marcelo Brozovic clashed in midweek.The pair scored in victory over AC Milan – just days after their clash at the end of their Champions League draw with Slavia Prague.Conte said: “Brozo and Lukaku are lovely lads and if anything, I get cross with them because they are too nice. They need to be more clinical on the field and not so naïve. If clashes happen, that’s welcome, because it means there’s blood in the veins and fire in there.“I’ve been a player, I’ve argued with teammates many times and then gone out to dinner with them afterwards. It’s not a big deal.” last_img read more

This Yellow USC Concept Helmet Is A Pretty Interesting Design

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES – NOVEMBER 11: General view of action as the Oregon Ducks take on the USC Trojans on November 11, 2006 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans defeated the Ducks 35-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)When USC hits the field for the Holiday Bowl against Wisconsin on December 30, we expect the Trojans to wear their classic helmets. Going chrome with the current design is about the extend of what we see with alternate looks from the Trojans, but that doesn’t stop some of the internet’s top graphic designers from playing with some cool ideas for the program. Fresh Football Helmets and Deeyung Entertainment came up with a cool USC concept, that uses a yellow base with red details and logos.What do you think, Trojan fans?last_img read more

The Jaguars Finally Rank First In Something Besides Ineptitude

MIA60OAK54OAK 27, MIA 24+12.4– Jacksonville (yes, Jacksonville) has the NFL’s best defenseThe Jaguars’ defensive ranks since 2012 PER GAME 72009Jets8.99-7Lost in conference championship PHI75PHI77DEN 23, PHI 51-1.0– 102011Ravens7.912-4Lost in conference championship NO79NO74TB 10, NO 30-4.2– 32006Ravens10.813-3Lost in divisional playoffs Jaguars defense could end up being the best in a decadeTop 10 defensive expected points added per game since 2006 42008Steelers10.212-4Won Super Bowl KC52KC59KC 17, DAL 28-10.1– NYG51LAR62LAR 51, NYG 17+9.5– 12008Ravens11.611-5Lost in conference championship Elo’s dumbest (and smartest) picks of Week 9Average difference between points won by readers and by Elo in Week 9 matchups in FiveThirtyEight’s NFL prediction game JAX62JAX65CIN 7, JAX 23+0.1– 22017*Jaguars11.05-3 SEA76SEA73WSH 17, SEA 14+1.8– 20142626222718 2017*131271 ARI66ARI62ARI 20, SF 10-5.7– 62008Eagles9.09-6Lost in conference championship *Through Week 9Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group PICKWIN PROB.PICKWIN PROB.RESULTREADERS’ NET PTS YEARPOINTSYARDSPASS YARDSRUSH YARDSEPA HOU72HOU73IND 20, HOU 14-4.5– Another half of the football season still remains, and Jacksonville has work to do to ensure a playoff berth. But their chances of making the postseason are partly predicated on the strength of their remaining schedule: Of their eight remaining games, the Jags have a higher Elo rating than seven of their opponents. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll finish with a 12-4 record — they do play four of those remaining games on the road, and they are still the Jaguars after all. (Sorry, we had to slip one more in.)FiveThirtyEight vs. The ReadersWeek 9 in the NFL saw plenty of teams fighting for their playoff spots — in some cases quite literally. Jacksonville’s Jalen Ramsey and Cincinnati’s A.J. Green’s double ejection sparked an all-out brawl. And things got heated in New Orleans when the Saints and Buccaneers got into it on the Tampa Bay sideline. In our NFL prediction game this week — in which we invite you to outsmart our Elo algorithm — the readers had a couple of double-digit wins, the largest of which came as the Lions beat the Packers on the road to net the readers a whopping 18.8 points. For some reason, Elo picked Jay Cutler and Miami and was punished for doing so in the Raiders’ 27-24 win over the Dolphins, which netted readers 12.4 points. Make sure you get your Week 10 predictions in early — see you next week. RANKYEARTEAMEPA/GAMERECORDPLAYOFFS OUR PREDICTION (ELO)READERS’ PREDICTION *Through Week 9Source: ESPN STATS & INFORMATION GROUP 20132827252927 52006Bears9.113-3Lost Super Bowl The Jags’ rapid ascent to the top of the league’s defensive rankings has been sudden, so you’d be forgiven for missing it. Of their eight games so far this year, they’ve held opposing teams to 7 points or fewer in four of them (most in the NFL), compared with zero all of last year. And they’re not just the best in 2017. Seth Walder of the ESPN Stats & Information Group neatly detailed before Week 9 that the Jags’ secondary is on pace to become the best pass defense since 2006 — yes, better than the Legion of Boom. From an overall view, of the 10 defenses with the highest expected points added per game since 2006, only Ray Lewis’s 2008 Baltimore Ravens rank ahead of Doug Marrone’s defense. 201625651913 We would like to use this moment to offer a formal apology to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Over the past few years, pointing out Jacksonville’s many hilarious inadequacies has been one of our favorite hobbies (like we did here, here and here). And on occasion, we’ve gone out of our way to insert jokes about the Jaguars into articles that weren’t even about them (such as here and here). In our defense, they did deserve it: Between 2011 and 2016, Jacksonville won just 22 games — the fewest in the NFL. But this season, no one is laughing about the Jaguars, who are 5-3 and tied for first place in the AFC South. For the first time since 2010, the Jags have an Elo rating of more than 1500, meaning that after seven years, they’re finally an above average team again.1An Elo rating of approximately 1500 is considered average.The last time Jacksonville was this good, the Apple iPad was just a few months old, “The Social Network” had just been released, and the Chicago Bears were playoff-bound. And the Jaguars aren’t just above average. With their 23-7 win over the Bengals in Week 9, the Jags now have an 83 percent chance of making the postseason for the first time since 2007, according to our NFL Elo predictions. While much-maligned (by us) quarterback Blake Bortles has shown marginal improvements this year, it’s been the defense that’s had the biggest influence on the Jaguars’ winning ways. (“Jaguars” and “winning ways” sounds so strange to say aloud.)In the past two drafts, almost two-thirds of Jacksonville’s picks have been on the defensive end, including Yannick Ngakoue, who has 6.5 sacks so far this season. In free agency this year, the Jags signed Calais Campbell to a four-year, $60 million deal, and Campbell currently leads the league in sacks with 11. The dividends this season of the team’s focus on defense have been tremendous: Through Week 9, the Jags rank No. 1 in the league in points per game allowed with just 14.6 and expected points added with 11 per game. GB66%DET54%DET 30, GB 17+18.8– 82012Bears8.410-6Missed playoffs 20122930223028 TEN56TEN55BAL 20, TEN 23-2.6– BUF59BUF64BUF 21, NYJ 34-8.4– ATL51ATL52ATL 17, CAR 20-2.7– 20153124291524 92013Seahawks8.013-3Won Super Bowl The scoring system is nonlinear, so readers’ average points don’t necessarily match the number of points that would be given to the average reader prediction. read more

Police Investigate Sudden Death

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 23, 2017 – Providenciales –  Officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are awaiting an Autopsy report to determine the exact cause of death of 62 year old Dale Noris of Georgia, United States that occurred on Thursday 18th May 2017 on the Beach in the Lower Bight.Around 11:37AM, Police and Medical Personnel arrived on the beach in the vicinity of Coral Gardens where officers met persons administering Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on an unresponsive male who was later pronounced dead at 12:22pm by a Doctor. Inquiries revealed that the 62 year old male was out in the water when witnesses noticed his body floating in the water. Upon making checks they noticed he had no pulse and was unresponsive. His body was transported to the morgue and is awaiting an autopsy which is scheduled for later this week.Press Release: RTCIPF#policeinvestigatedrowning Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#policeinvestigatedrowninglast_img read more