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LNHA Supports GOL Decision Not to Attend Brazil Olympics

first_imgThe Liberia National Handball Association (LNHA) says it supports the Ministry of Finance’s decision not to waste USD151,000 requested by the Liberia National Olympic Committee, (LNOC) for the Brazil Olympic Games.In a release, a copy of which was sent to the Daily Observer late yesterday, the LNHA said, “We know that the presence of Liberia in Brazil will be fruitless,” because LNOC vice president for technical affairs, Malcom Joseph, “has already termed the Brazil Olympics as ‘political Olympics.”Signed LNHA president Mason Saweler, the LNHA said the interest of Liberia should be above every consideration. “The government needs to put money where the impact will be felt by everyone. The training of our athletes to compete and bring glory and honor to our country should be the priority and not to satisfy individuals…to bring dishonor to our country,” Saweler said.The LNHA said for four years the LNOC has not done much to prepare Liberian athletes for competitions and therefore, with support from other federations, the LNHA termed the request by the LNOC to request USD151, 000 as unrealistic.The LNHA said according to the International Olympic Committee, (IOC), Liberia does not have qualified athletes and therefore Liberia will only go to Brazil Games on a Wild Card (Invitation), that will be issued to the LNOC.“The Wild Card underwrites traveling, lodging, feeding and accommodation expenses for the LNOC to witness the events as a member of the IOC,” the LNHA said.It said it was based on the same arrangement that Liberia went to the London Games in 2012, “with money changers which resulted in a shame to the country.”The LNHA recalled that during the recent acquaintance conference held with Sports Minister Charles S. N’tow, at the Olympic Village, LNOC President Browne informed the minister that Liberia does not have qualified athletes for the Brazil Olympic Games, “because there is no training or playing facilities and competitions to qualify our athletes.”The LNOC has failed to institute programs to empower federations and associations to train athletes for local and international competitions, Saweler charged.The LNHA said the current leadership of the LNOC has deceived the Liberian people and has mismanaged the LNOC facilities and as a result the LNHA is calling on all Liberians who love sports to join its advocacy for a new leadership in the LNOC.In the 2012 Olympics in London, Liberia went to the Games with a ‘money changer’ someone who reportedly influenced the selection with money, who could not compete when the time came.The LNHA’s advocacy against the LNOC was due to what it described as ‘interference’ in its affairs, when the LNOC does not have any right to do so.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Using Non-Evolution to Preach Evolution

first_img(Visited 480 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Darwinists are adept and commandeering evidence contrary to their theory to make it look like support for their theory.Watch how Darwinians take observations that have nothing to do with evolution and twist them into support for evolution. To an unbiased observer, some of the evidence would actually support intelligent design.Why women – including feminists – are still attracted to ‘benevolently sexist’ men (The Conversation). This pseudo-scientific website, ostensibly advocating science, has become a hotbed of hot air where evolutionists run rampant with speculative just-so stories. If you are a man, do you mind your manners and do nice things for women, like holding the door for them? If you are a woman, are you offended by such acts of kindness, calling them instances of ‘benevolent sexism’? Good grief, can’t we all grow up? Nobody need give offense or be offended; just learn the right responses, ladies, like “Thanks, but I can handle it.” What gets really intolerable is when the clueless authors of this stupid article, Pelin Gül and Tom R. Kupfer, conjure up the Bearded Buddha to explain why we act that way.During much of human history, a woman’s ability to choose a mate who was able and willing to assist in this process – by providing food or protection from aggressors – would have increased her reproductive success.Evolution, therefore, shaped female psychology to attend to – and prefer – mates whose characteristics and behaviors reveal the willingness to invest. A prospective mate’s muscular physique (and, today, his big wallet) certainly indicate that he possesses this ability. But opening a car door or offering his coat are signs that he may have the desired disposition.Corel Pro PhotosUndoubtedly, if men acted with no ‘benevolent sexism’ or even with ‘malevolent sexism,’ these evolutionists would be able to explain that, too. But probing further, we can ask, who are the real sexists here? Is it not these Darwinians, who have just pigeonholed all men and all women into stereotypical categories? Feminists should be outraged, because these two (one male, one female) have just destroyed feminism! They turn willful feminists into blind subjects of evolutionary forces that evolved in some cave somewhere a hundred thousand years ago. We can even laugh louder. If Gül and Kupfer were correct, they themselves would have no control over the kinds of nonsense they write, because products of natural selection engage in behaviors molded by selfish genes – not out of convictions of logic or moral choices.Oldest-known aquatic reptiles probably spent time on land (Science Daily). Fossil marine reptiles have been shown with the ability to lay eggs in the water or on land. How does that support Darwinian evolution? It doesn’t. These are assumed to be the oldest of the mesosaurs, and apparently they could reproduce either way. That sounds like a better design than being obligatory aquatic or terrestrial. Actually, Professor Graciela Piñeiro of Uruguay, a.k.a. Miss Information, cannot even prove that the juveniles spent time on land, because the bones are “almost always disarticulated, very weathered and badly preserved.” Who knows; maybe they were buried in some global watery catastrophe or something. Asserting that the fossils are important “for the understanding of reptile evolution” and “the evolution of the amniotic egg” doesn’t make it so.Human influences on the strength of phenotypic selection (PNAS). The geniuses behind this theory, Vincent Fugère and Andrew P. Hendry, surmise that humans are making animals evolve faster. “This synthesis provides new insights into the evolutionary response of populations to global change, and suggests that only some human disturbances might have large immediate evolutionary impacts in nature,” they say in Darwinese Jargonwocky. So much for free will. Humans are just products of evolution affecting the environment. Well, guess what! So are Fugère and Hendry! Unless they can account for truth and morality, they don’t really mean anything they say, because as products of evolution themselves, they blindly follow the Stuff Happens Law. You can tell they are evolving when their lips are moving.Artificial genes show life does not have to be based on DNA (New Scientist). You have to think about this one to see the error. Reporter Michael Marshall thinks that “artificial genes” provide support for evolution. He thinks that astrobiologists who have tinkered with possibilities beyond DNA (extra bases, for instance) have demonstrated that other molecules can store genetic information. Therefore, he speculates with his astrobiologist buddies, life could evolve on other planets without the familiar form of nucleic acids used by all life on Earth. Does this support evolution? Steve Benner thinks so; “It implies that extraterrestrial life might be based on alternative genetic molecules.”Actually, no, for two reasons. One, what the researchers at Scripps and other labs demonstrated was intelligent design. They applied their minds to achieve goals with molecules that did not happen naturally on Earth. Two, they proved that nature does not ‘have’ to use DNA. This implies contingency; there was no natural law requiring DNA be the only carrier of genetic information. Evolutionists cannot say, therefore, that natural laws drove the use of DNA at the origin of life. If it was due to contingency and not necessity, it becomes a matter of probability – not natural law. Illustra Media showed in its documentary film Origin that the probability of getting a single protein by chance is equivalent to zero, even assuming an Earth running constant trials under ideal conditions for many, many times the assumed age of the universe (see “The Amoeba’s Journey” in the film clips).This is kind of fun, isn’t it, when you get the hang of it. The only question is why so few students get the hang of it. Why are they such gullible dupes for Miss Information? We need more Baloney Detectors! last_img read more

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Man held in Uttar Pradesh for supplying illegal arms

first_imgA person from Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district has been arrested on charges of supplying illegal weapons to supporters of a separate Khalistan, police said on Saturday.Identified as Guddu, alias Sanjay Rathi, the accused was arrested from Budhana in a joint operation by the U.P. Anti-Terror Squad and the State Special Operation Cell, Amritsar. The 25-year-old is charged with supplying 30-35 illegal pistols to several criminals in Amritsar, said the U.P. ATS in a statement.Rathi had also supplied weapons to two alleged Khalistan supporters, Daljeet Singh and Satnam Singh, who were now in police custody. Two .32 bore pistols were recovered from them.last_img

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Top seed Somdev Devvarman enters quarter-finals

first_imgtop seed Somdev Devvarman breezed into the men’s singles quarterfinals with a thumping 6-0 6-1 win over unseeded Sri Lankan Amresh Jayawickreme in the second round of the tennis competition of the Commonwealth Games.It was not more than a stroll in the park for Somdev as he mowed down the unranked Jayawickreme in just 41 minutes.The Lankan hardly posed a challenge to Somdev and surrendered without any fight. He lost points even when he was in advantageous position in few of the games.He was up 40-0 in the first game but could not pocket it, committing far too many unforced errors, to hand Somdev a break.The India wrapped up the opening set in just 20 minutes.The Sri Lankan, however, managed to hold on to his serve in the first game of the second set to prevent a whitewash.Somdev will next take on the winner of the match between Scotland’s Colin Fleming and Rubin Statham of New Zealand.With PTI inputslast_img read more

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Tiger Woods pulls out of Bay Hill with neck strain

first_imgHong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 1st female gamers qualify for NBA 2K League draft pool MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – US golfer Tiger Woods waits for his turn on the green of the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA World Golf Championship, at Chapultepec’s Golf Club in Mexico City on February 23, 2019. (Photo by Alfredo ESTRELLA / AFP)ORLANDO, Fla. — Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with what he describes as a neck strain.Woods announced his decision Monday on Twitter. He says his lower back is fine and he has no concerns over the long run. Woods says he’s had the neck strain for a few weeks and it hasn’t improved with treatment to the point he feels he can play.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES This is the first time the 43-year-old Woods has withdrawn from a tournament in two years, shortly before his fourth back surgery to fuse his lower spine.Woods is an eight-time winner at Bay Hill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHe says he hopes to be ready the following week for The Players Championship.Woods has played three times this year, with his best finish a tie for 10th in Mexico City. View commentslast_img read more

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Video: Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman Has Iowa In His CFP Field Over Ohio State, Michigan State

first_imgBruce Feldman being interviewed on Fox Sports about his College Football field.YouTubeFox Sports’ national college football writer Bruce Feldman made an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd today. While on the air, Cowherd put Feldman on the spot and asked for his College Football Playoff foursome, as of right now.Feldman declared he would vote for Clemson, LSU, Baylor and Iowa, based off resume. He chose the Hawkeyes over fellow unbeatens Ohio State and Michigan State and went on to highlight Iowa’s win over Northwestern, which beat Stanford, another playoff hopeful.  Feldman did qualify his position as picking who he felt was “most deserving” as opposed to “the best teams.” He said if the latter were his criteria, Iowa would be third in the Big Ten pecking order behind the Buckeyes and Spartans. Somehow, we still don’t think that will make OSU or MSU fans feel any better about his opinion. Here’s the video of Feldman and Cowherd breaking down the CFP. Come for the out-of-the-box projections from Feldman, stay for him accidentally referring to Cowherd as “Clay” when he clearly mixed him up with Clay Travis. last_img read more

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Major project to strengthen Indigenous employment and cultural safety in health care

first_imgNORTHERN, B.C. – A five-year research project focused on enhancing Indigenous health in Northern B.C will be headed by two UNBC researchers, together with northern and provincial partners.Dr. Sarah de Leeuw and Dr. Margo Greenwood received $1.3 million as part of a Healthy and Productive Work Initiative – Partnership Grant, from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).The five-year project includes numerous Indigenous and non-Indigenous stakeholders across the North, Northern Health, Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George, and the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH). The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), also a major partner, is contributing an additional $130,000 in funding. Building on a pilot project launched in 2016, this is the first joint federal research partnership grant of its kind to be held at UNBC. A focus will be put on ways to transform health service delivery in Northern B.C. Included are organizations and professions to be culturally safe and culturally humble environments to provide and receive care. The program also aims to inspire new generations of Indigenous youth in the North to enter the health-care field.“We are excited to have started this journey with our partners through which we will explore ways to celebrate Indigeneity in health care,” said de Leeuw, Northern Medical Program and Geography associate professor. “It’s an opportunity to develop northern-focused solutions that seek to create a more culturally humble health-care system that embraces Indigenous people and Indigenous knowledge.”“Our project aspirations include teaching future health-care providers through experiential learning, training health researchers who will be writing policy and developing the knowledge landscape that health services will be provided within, and inspiring future Indigenous health care leaders,” added de Leeuw.“Access to culturally safe care is a critical part of our ongoing commitment to improving services in our region and fostering respectful and collaborative relationships with our Indigenous communities,” said David Williams, Northern Health vice president of Human Resources. “We are committed to becoming more reflective of the people we serve in the North and look forward to furthering that goal through this project. We hope to attract more Indigenous employees to our workforce and also continue to improve the workplace for those employees.”last_img read more

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Ron Rodgers awarded Brokerage Services for old Condill lots

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Real estate services were awarded to Ron Rodgers with NorthEast BC Realty Ltd as the proponent with the highest scoring submission to help sell the Condil Hotel lots.The City released the RFP for the properties at 10115, 10119 and 10135 100 avenue in February and received two responses.One response was from Brenna Burns (Century 21 Energy Realty) and the other Ron Rodgers (NorthEast BC Realty Ltd.).  The submissions were evaluated with a team of staff from Strategic Services and Corporate Services. The evaluation included scoring for marketing services, qualifications, submission, proven performance and references, availability and innovation.Through this evaluation, City staff awarded the contract to Ron Rodgers with NorthEast B.C. Realty Ltd.last_img

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Minnesota Duluth ends Ohio State womens ice hockeys season in WHCA tournament

Senior defenseman Becky Allis attempts to chase down the puck during a game against the Toronto Aeros Sept. 28 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost, 2-1.Credit: Chelsea Spears / Multimedia editorA streaky season came to a close for the Ohio State women’s hockey team this weekend.The Buckeyes (15-17-5, 10-16-5) fell to Minnesota Duluth (15-14-6, 13-12-6), 5-1, on the road Sunday in the decisive third game of the team’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association Tournament first-round series.Junior forward Zoe Hickel gave the host Bulldogs their third 1-0 lead of the weekend 9:24 into Sunday’s game, but seven minutes later junior forward Kayla Sullivan tied the game for the Buckeyes.Then, 7:06 into the second, Duluth scored what would prove to be the series-clinching goal. After OSU freshman defenseman Alexa Ranahan was called for interference, the Bulldogs capitalized on the power play with a goal from freshman defenseman Sidney Morin.Despite 16 combined shots in the second and third period, the Buckeyes couldn’t find the tying goal, and a couple of Duluth empty net goals punctuated the clinching victory.OSU coach Nate Handrahan said the 5-1 score line was slightly misleading, but ultimately the game came down to missed opportunities.“I thought we played our best game of the series and really had a lot of opportunities to capitalize, but we didn’t,” Handrahan said. “That kind of allowed them to hang around, and they capitalized when we didn’t.”On Saturday night the Buckeyes had to ride 32 saves from OSU senior goalie Lisa Steffes to come from behind twice and extend the series with a 3-2 win.Tied 1-1 heading into the third, the two teams shared three goals in a 2:20 span. Duluth took their second lead of the night early in the period, but senior forward Ally Tarr scored her 11th of the year to tie things at two. Tarr picked up an assist on the winning goal two minutes later, as she and junior defenseman Sara Schmitt set up Sara’s twin sister, junior defender Kari Schmitt, to score the game-winning power play goal.Game one on Friday saw both net minders stymie the opposition. Steffes and Duluth sophomore goalie Kayla Black combined for 50 saves, but it was the one shot Steffes didn’t save that mattered. Duluth’s leading goal scorer, senior forward Jamie Kenyon gave her team the lead 5:26 into the second, and things remained that way the rest of the night.The close margins of each playoff game were representative of an OSU team that reinvented itself after the winter holidays, only losing four of its final 16 regular season games.Over the course of the season, the Buckeyes fought through a nine-game winless streak, while also putting together separate three and four-game winning streaks. read more

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Video PSV boss blasts Wembley pitch as s

first_imgPSV Eindhoven manager Mark van Bommel was less than impressed with the state of the Wembley pitch in their 2-1 defeat to TottenhamThe London-based stadium hosted an NFL game between Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles eight days before Tuesday’s Champions League game.And, despite the best efforts of the Wembley ground staff, Van Bommel showed no compassion in his assessment.“It’s s***, so. You know what I mean, it’s bad,” said Van Bommel, according to Sky Sports.“In Holland, we say s*** a little bit quicker than in English. It’s not good, but we are not complaining.“Before we were training on it, and I told the guys after one minute you have to stop and get on with training, get used to the pitch.“Of course, everyone wants the good pitch, but it is not so good, and you have to deal with it.”Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…Defeat on Tuesday night confirmed PSV’s eliminated from the Champions League with just one point from four games in Group B.A Luuk de Jong header had given the Dutch giants an early 1-0 lead, but Harry Kane’s double in the final 12 minutes gave Spurs all three points.Mauricio Pochettino’s side will next host Chelsea at Wembley on November 24 in a Premier League game.💩 Mark van Bommel was not impressed by the Wembley pitch…#TOTPSV #UCLpic.twitter.com/BBZ5ZkmNDX— Sporting Life Football (@SportingLifeFC) November 7, 2018last_img read more