Malin GAA News:ALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION 1Malin narrowly lost out to St Eunan’s yesterday afternoon on a scoreline of Malin 1-07 St Eunan’s 1-11. UNDERAGECongratulations to the Under 10 Girls who came out on top of the U10A Inishowen Go Games Finals, beating Carndonagh in the final. Well Done to the all the players and their management. The Under 16 girls beat Urris 6:10 – 2:08.HURLINGWell Done to Danny McCarron who played for the Donegal Minors v Down at the weekend in the All Ireland B Quarter Finals. The final score was Donegal 4:03 Down 3:17. LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks jackpot of €1950. The numbers drawn were 4-1-2-6-3-5-7 and the 50 euro winner was Jim Quigley, Carnmalin, Malin Head with the €20 sellers prize going to Seamus Doherty, Middletown. Next weeks jackpot is €2000.SHOPThe club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop also has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats and much more club merchandice.SYMPATHY The club would like to express their sympathy and condolences to Inishowen Board Chairman Gerard Callaghan and all the Callaghan family on the death of William Callaghan, may he rest in peace.GAA NEWS: MALIN NARROWLY EDGED OUT AT HOME TO ST EUNAN’S was last modified: August 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Sport
Arizona Live Stats Live Video (Arizona x2, Ball State, Abilene Christian) The Bulldogs face a strong Arizona team who is coming off a five-win opening weekend including a 4-0 win over then No. 21 Baylor. Senior third baseman Katiyana Mauga was named Pac-12 Player of the Week after hitting four home runs in four games with eight RBIs and a 1.357 slugging percentage. The Bulldogs are coming off a 4-1 performance at the UNI Dome-Classic which featured two victories over South Dakota State as well as Omaha and Montana. Wisconsin handed Drake its sole loss of the season with a 4-1 victory in eight innings. Drake was led by junior pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) who earned MVC Pitcher of the Week honors after compiling a 2-1 record with a 0.39 ERA and one save in four appearances, including a five-inning no-hitter in the first win over South Dakota State. Newman recorded 35 strikeouts in 18.0 innings for the Bulldogs in their opening weekend. Ball State Live Stats TUSCON, Ariz. – The Drake University softball team looks to continue its strong start as the teams travel to the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Arizona, Feb. 16-19. Drake opens the invitational against No. 10 Arizona on Thursday at 6 p.m. CST before taking on Ball State and North Dakota State Friday at 2 and 8 p.m., respectively. The Bulldogs will once again take on Arizona Saturday at 6 p.m. before facing Boston College at 8 p.m. Drake closes the tournament with a game against Abilene Christian Sunday at 12 p.m. The two games against Arizona, Ball State and Abilene Christian will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network. Boston College Live Stats Drake also welcomed the addition of freshman Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) who batted .357 (5-14) in her first five career games. Maddox opened her career with an inside the park grand slam as well as another solo homerun in the Bulldogs’ 8-0 victory over South Dakota State in the season-opener. North Dakota State Live Stats Abilene Christian Live Stats Story Links Tournament Central Page Ball State and North Dakota State are both coming off 1-4 performances last weekend dropping multiple games by close margins. Three of the Cardinals loses were by three runs or less while North Dakota State lost their four games by a combined seven runs. Boston College went 3-1 last weekend including victories over the Houston and Wright State. The Bulldogs will close the weekend against Abilene Christian who returns to the field after a 3-3 outing last weekend including a victory over Iowa. Following the Wildcat Invitational, Drake travels to Lafayette, La. for the Mardi Gras Classic hosted by Louisiana where they will play six games in three days, Feb. 23-25. The Bulldogs open the three-day tournament against Bowling Green on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.Print Friendly Version
Naked brains floating in space, disconnected from reality – this describes the minds of some modern cosmologists, accused Dennis Overbye in a shocking article in the New York Times January 15. While attempting to be sympathetic to the smart guys who can cover a blackboard with equations about higher dimensions, it was clear he was about to call these guys nuts. His title: “Big brain theory: have cosmologists lost theirs?” Some of the ideas being seriously proposed by cosmologists include: disconnected observers in space (of which you might be one, imagining you really are here on Earth); universes bubbling off in all directions all the time; universes that make observers in a snap; reincarnation; and the possibility of a quantum fluctuation leading to a bang that would destroy us and the universe in a flash. If Bob Berman already thought cosmologists were clueless (see 09/29/2007, 10/06/2004), this article would surely push him over the edge. Overbye himself said, “If you are inclined to skepticism this debate might seem like further evidence that cosmologists, who gave us dark matter, dark energy and speak with apparent aplomb about gazillions of parallel universes, have finally lost their minds.” Yet the article describes the opinions of leaders in the field: Alan Guth, Andrei Linde, Leonard Susskind, Lisa Dyson, and others, who debate their paradoxes and imaginative scenarios in all seriousness, run impressive calculations, and deduce alternate realities that could not be scientifically tested even in principle. If skepticism was the key to the Age of Reason, has the time come to turn skepticism against the skeptics? Those curious about what possible rationale any scientist could defend for such notions as brains floating in space in bubbling universes where time runs backward can dig into the article for its discussion of the Boltzmann paradox, quantum radiation, dark energy and other quasi-rational or quasi-realistic elements of their tales. One will look hard for any baby of observable science, however, in the metaphysical bathwater (cf. 02/18/2007). After centuries of the Age of Reason, attempting to describe nature in rational terms, it would seem natural philosophers (now called scientists) have created a new metaphysics more speculative than ever. Have the boundaries of science and reason been left far behind? Has any accountability to evidence been jettisoned? Linde, after discussing the possibility of reincarnation in modern cosmological speculations, says, “People are not prepared for this discussion.” One wonders who can claim to be on the right side of the looking glass.Linde, who just happens to be a Hindu, just happened to find a way to make reincarnation a part of “science” – not that one’s religion should in any way be used to critique one’s adherence to the rules of science now, Ms Scott. Those rules, of course, no longer require empirical evidence. Anything goes – even Eastern mysticism – so long as one is not a creationist. Evolutionists used to ridicule creationists with a silly what-if question: “If there is a God, how do you know he didn’t create the world just five minutes ago, complete with our memories of past lives?” They also ridiculed the Biblical statement that God will roll up the universe like a scroll in the last days. Read the NY Times article; we rest our case. You will never find anything in the Bible nuttier than this. Ten years ago it seemed that creationists were on the defensive. Bible-believing Christians seemed to have a lot of explaining to do: the light-distance problem, apparent age, etc. Now it seems that the only ones with their brains still inside their skulls are those who believe Genesis 1:1. This article is another reason we suggested some of these cosmologists take up truck driving (02/21/2005, 11/07/2007). It was a very charitable suggestion, for them and their students – and for reporters like Overbye who are apparently disturbed about what has become of science. Apparently they have lost it. Cosmology has imploded. The Enlightenment is dead. The only hope is an escape to reality. A little fresh air, some country scenery, some exercise, wouldn’t that be a good rehab after too much academia? At the motel, you might pull out that book in the dresser. Ask yourself if this 300-year quest to explain the world by human reason instead of revelation has worked. It is indeed possible that all the technology and convenience of modern civilization would have developed anyway, because most of the productive (not merely speculative) nature philosophers and scientists were Christians (see online book). Other great civilizations took technology to impressive lengths without Enlightenment assumptions (i.e., that man is emerging from the Dark Ages of belief into the Age of Reason). You now see the comic conclusion of rational man’s theater of the absurd (11/29/2004). Here is where reasoning out of the human imagination alone has led (01/17/2007 commentary). Does anyone envy these people? (Apart from the salaries they make at ivy-league institutions without having to work, that is.) Have they developed anything to help you live, to improve your marriage, your relationships, your goals and aspirations, and your mental health? Are you more physically fit and morally upright after dreaming about bubbling universes, dark matter, dark energy, dark everything, chaotic fluctuations that go bang in the night, and floating brains? Maybe God lets man go as far as he can on his own to make His point. A godly grandmother praying for a prodigal child seems to have more of a grip on the Age of Reason than these poor, pathetic souls who wander in the dark and think they are the wise ones. Without apologies for repeating a trite Christmas card slogan, wise men still seek Him. (Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
19 November 2013 Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Collins Chabane is leading a South African delegation at the third Africa-Arab summit which got under way in Kuwait City on Tuesday. Over 60 leaders are attending the two-day summit organised by the African Union Commission and the League of Arab States. Aiming at strengthening co-operation between the two regions, the summit will focus on trade and investment, infrastructure development, transport, energy, agriculture and food security, and private sector development and co-operation. Other issues on the agenda are increasing the role of women in development, migration, and the need for peace and stability in the two regions. International Relations spokesperson Clayson Monyela said on Monday that South Africa’s participation in the summit was aimed at strengthening the continent’s participation in global issues as an equal partner, as well as gaining support for Africa’s development priorities. “South Africa believes that the summit comes at an opportune time when the African continent is seized with redefining her destiny and role in the globalised world,” Monyela said in a statement. The leaders are taking a mid-term review on the joint action plan, which covers a five-year period from 2011 to 2016, adopted at the previous summit in 2010. The Kuwait Declaration will be adopted at the end of the summit. South Africa’s relationship with Arab states remains cordial, with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates being the country’s biggest trading partners. South African companies such as Sasol and MTN have large investments in the Middle East, including in some countries belonging to the Co-operation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC). According to 2011 statistics, trade between the GCC and seven sub-Saharan African countries amounted to approximately US$16.7-billion. GCC-Africa two-way trade increased from about $2.7-billion in 1990 to about $6.8-billion in 2008. Accompanying Chabane at the summit are senior officials from the Department of International Relations and the Department of Trade and Industry. Source: SAnews.gov.za
Monitoring of nutrition and health-related services in the Anganwadi centres will go hi-tech in Rajasthan during September, which will be observed as a “nutrition month”. With the mobile applications replacing the manual observation methods, smartphones will be supplied to all Anganwadi centres in the State to ensure success of nutrition programmes.Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had announced in her Independence Day address on August 15 that September would be celebrated as a “nutrition month” to spread awareness about health and nutritional aspects of food in both urban and rural areas. The free milk distribution in schools for the students of Classes I to VIII along with the midday meals was also extended from three days to all days in the week.Orientation workshopAt an orientation workshop for the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) officials here on Wednesday, several presentations were made on the activities to be taken up next month for strengthening primary health care of children and improving their nutritional standards. ICDS Director Sushma Arora said new strategies would ensure success of the National Nutrition Mission (NNM).The district-level officers of the connected departments, including Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Medical & Health, Education, Water Resources and Sanitation, also attended the workshop. Roli Singh, Principal Secretary (Women & Child Development), said the results of new initiatives on the front of nutrition were very encouraging.The activities to be conducted at the district and block headquarters and in Anganwadi centres during September will connect nutrition with the development of human capital, earlier considered a burden. World Bank’s representative Arvind Singhal and UNICEF representative Nizamuddin Ahmed made suggestions for removal of systemic barriers.Rajasthan plans to implement NNM with a vision document for 2022, which is at present being formulated to ensure convergence of work by all stakeholders for improving nutrition levels of women and children and reducing under-nutrition and low birth weight by 2% each year.The NNM, approved by the Union Cabinet, will be implemented in 24 of the 33 districts in the State. The declaration of September as a “nutrition month” forms part of the strategies for addressing the issue of under-nutrition and stunting.
Three of the 22 students who died in the fire on Friday had appeared for the Class XII Board exams and cleared them comfortably, as per the results that were declared on Saturday.The students were identified as Yashvi Kevadiya, Mansi Varsani and Hasti Surani. “While Yashvi passed the exam with 67.75 percentile (C1 grade), Mansi received 52.03 percentile (C1 grade) and Hasti scored 69.39 percentile (B2 grade),” said Surat police spokesperson P.L. Chaudhari.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday asked the opposition leaders to accept their defeat in Lok Sabha elections instead of blaming the EVMs.He was replying to the resolution raised by the opposition last week and a challenge thrown by the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Jayant Patil to pass a resolution to conduct Assembly polls through ballot papers instead of electronic voting machines (EVM).In a reply to opposition leaders’ claim during the proceedings, Mr Fadnavis also rejected all the allegations of irregularities and graft against his colleagues. On the last day of Assembly session of the present government, and in his last speech, Mr. Fadnavis expressed confidence that he would be back after the elections in the same position.Mr. Patil reminded him that it is the people of the State who hold ultimate power to elect the government and said that he hopes they will vote for a better Chief Minister next time. “The opposition leaders must accept that they are defeated in the Lok Sabha elections due to their own deeds. The people of this country have rejected them and it is a bitter but important truth,” said Mr. Fadnavis.Recalling how he and his party too had fallen for a similar trap, Mr. Fadnavis said, “Someone had told me some years back that ballot papers with yellow colours were used as a part of bogus voting. We had gone to Bombay High Court and Supreme Court as well and we failed, because we refused to accept that we have been defeated by the people.”Mr. Fadnavis also referred to a challenge thrown by the Election Commission of India (ECI), where representatives of NCP and CPI (M) had attended. “Representatives of both the parties then had claimed that they were there to understand the procedure and not to challenge the EVMs,” he said.
A. Sánchez Alexis Sanchez given 16-month prison sentence for tax fraud Goal Last updated 1 year ago 19:10 2/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(32) Getty Images A. Sánchez Manchester United Premier League Spanish law states that the 29-year-old will not have to spend any time in jail and he has agreed to pay the money he owes with interest Alexis Sanchez has accepted a 16-month prison sentence for committing tax fraud during his time at Barcelona, although he will not spend time in jail.The Manchester United forward was accused of defrauding the treasury of €1 million between 2012 and 2013, relating to income from his image rights.Sanchez has, however, reached an agreement with the prosecutor to pay the money he owes with interest. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Despite the verdict, the Chilean will not spend time in prison as he is a first offender and the sentence is less than two years – which crucially, in Spanish law, prohibits jail time.The ex-Arsenal star is the latest football figure to be punished by Spanish prosecutors for an apparent dodging of taxes.Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho and Ricardo Carvalho have all been pursued by the authorities recently.Barcelona star Messi was handed a 21-month jail term in 2016, but managed to exchange it for a €250,000 fine last year, while Mourinho paid to settle his and Carvalho was given a fine and a seven-month sentence.Real Madrid forward Ronaldo, meanwhile, was accused of owing €14.7m but has protested his innocence in an ongoing case.Alexis joined Barcelona from Udinese in 2011 and spent three years with the Catalan side, winning a Liga title as well as the Club World Cup under the guidance of Pep Guardiola.He left to join Arsenal in 2014 and starred for Arsene Wenger’s team until making the shock move to Old Trafford in January in a swap deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, despite it having appeared he would be joining Manchester City.The 29-year-old has made three appearances for Mourinho’s side so far, scoring his first goal for his new club in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town.The Red Devils are currently 13 points behind leaders City after 26 matches and return to action on Sunday when they visit Newcastle United.
Consumer ad pages fell for the ninth out of 10 quarters since the Publishers InformationBureau began reporting on a quarterly basis in mid-2007, according to the group’slatest figures, released late Friday.During the third quarter 2009, pages fell 26.6 percent compared to the same period last year. Estimated ad revenues for the third quarter closed at $4.53 billion, down 18.6 percent.Ad pages increased 0.1 percent increase during the final three months of 2007, according to PIB. Through the first nine months of 2009, ad pages dropped 27.2 percent compared to the same period in 2008. Estimated ad revenue, meanwhile, decreased 20.3 percent to $13.66 billion.Of the 12 advertising categories tracked by PIB, Food & Food Products saw an increase in ad pages—3.9 percent compared to the same period last year. Automotive (-46.1 percent) and Financial, Insurance and Real Estate (-43.1) continued to see the biggest ad page losses.“Those gains [in Food and Food Products] suggest that marketers are adjusting their approach to economic conditions, for example, by trying to appeal to consumers who are choosing to dine and entertain at home,” Magazine Publishers of America executive vice president and CMO Ellen Oppenheim said in a statement.Fiften magazines during the third quarter reported ad page declines of 50 percent or greater. U.S. News & World Report—the former newsweekly that went to biweekly then to monthly circulation—saw the steepest declines, falling 91.2 percent to 27 ad pages, compared to 305.93 during the same period last year. Sport Fishing saw ad pages fall 73.6 percent and Sound & Vision’s pages fell 61.1 percent during the period.National Geographic Kids was the biggest gainer during the period, with pages increasing 76.3 percent. Rounding out the top three were AMI’s Country Weekly (42.5 percent) and Family Circle (31.5). Other notable gainers include Saturday Evening Post (22.8 percent), Scholastic Parent & Child (16.8), OK! (13.5), The Week (12.8) and Life & Style (8.4).Through the third quarter, U.S. News & World Report saw pages decline 75.6 percent. A number of boating magazines also had a difficult first nine months, including Power Cruising (-85.3 percent), Boating Life (-63.1), Power & Motoryacht (-56) and Boating (-50.6).In October, Condé Nast shuttered four magazines which all saw significant losses through the first three quarters: Cookie (-18.2 percent), Elegant Bride (-39.2), Modern Bride (-24.2) and long-running Gourmet (-44.4).The biggest gainers through the first nine months included Country Weekly (18 percent), OK! (15.5) and Family Circle (15.4).
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