Last week, Agriculture Minister and Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm noted that, “the best way to show appreciation to the hardworking people who produce B.C.’s food is to shop local, year round. Not much says fresh food better than a farmers’ market.” Dawson Creek also has a farmers’ market, which is open on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at 1444 102nd Avenue. South Peace MLA Mike Bernier also thanks the region’s farmers for what they contribute, saying, “Our local farmers contribute so much to our region, working hard year after year. They have been an integral part in building our communities in the South Peace and with the fall harvest here.”- Advertisement –
Andrew and Darren in Enniskillen. Pic William WallaceA FATHER and son from Glasgow who made headlines around the world because of their peaceful protest against the G8 in Fermanagh say the are proud of their Donegal roots.Andrew and Darren Carnegie – and their pet dog Grace – spent five days at a peace camp in Enniskillen before marching to the security fence surrounding world leaders at the Lough Erne Resort.Picture of the duo, from Black Hill in Glasgow, have been seen around the globe. The protest was the most peaceful in the history of G8 meetings, with not a single arrest.“My grandad was a McDevitt from Donegal and we’re very proud of our links to the county,” said Andrew, an artist.“There is a huge connection between Black Hill and Donegal; there are so many families with links.“Now that we’ve made it as far as Fermanagh, the next time we’ll be back and going to Donegal.” Son Darren said the huge links between Glasgow and Donegal were misunderstood by many people.“When Aiden McGeady chose to play for Ireland we understood it because we do see ourselves as Irish, but a lot of people didn’t get it,” he said.“We’ll definitely be back and next time it will be to Donegal to maybe trace some relatives.”Andrew says he’d love to bring some of his soccer teams over for some games in Donegal.“But I don’t think we could manage the gaelic football,” he said. The father and son, who protested against the G8 at Gleneagles in Scotland seven years ago, are heading back home to Glasgow this morning.They have won praise from the local police.Added Andrew: “I came to Ireland because I thought it was important to tell the world’s leaders that they are doing nothing to help the poor people on this planet.“Last week I found two people going through the rubbish of my bins looking for food. That’s in Glasgow in 2013. And one person dies from starvation in this world every ten seconds. Nothing has been done here to stop that. That’s the disgrace of it all – not our being here.” ‘WE’RE PROUD OF OUR DONEGAL ROOTS’ SAY ANTI-G8 CAMPAIGNERS was last modified: June 19th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:’WE’RE PROUD OF OUR DONEGAL ROOTS’ SAY ANTI-G8 CAMPAIGNERS
Unaware of their logical fallacies, evolutionists could pull society down with them into a morass of contradictions.Sunday Editorial by David F. CoppedgeKick the commies out of the academyA paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences illustrates the deep problem among Darwin-inebrieted psychologists: they don’t see their own fallacies. In this paper, nine secular psychologists, including Leda Cosmides and John Tooby, whom we saw promoting deadly sins (2/12/17) and scratching their heads trying to evolve generosity by natural selection (7/27/11), are confused about why ordinary people (unlike the elitists they are), don’t favor the redistribution of wealth. They decided to survey the lab rats (i.e., the public) and find out why. So in “Support for redistribution is shaped by compassion, envy, and self-interest, but not a taste for fairness,” they explain the factors they judge to be most significant for affecting public attitudes for or against redistribution of wealth (a politically-correct term for communism). A subtext of the paper is that people should favor redistribution because it is more fair. That’s all we need in 2017: more communism.So what’s the logical fallacy here? To find out, have these well-paid scientists go live in a communist country, like Cuba or Venezuela, and see if they could protect their own money from redistribution, or have the freedom to speak their minds in print. In Nature, Asif Siddiqi reviews a new book about the travails of a meteorologist trying to survive in Stalinist Russia. Between imprisonments in the Gulag and suspicions of being an enemy of the state, this poor scientist, Alexey Wangenheim, struggled desperately to keep his spirits up and do scientific work until he, too, was murdered like millions of others. The book is a collection of his letters and sketches that show the optimism of the human spirit suffering under an intense evil regime. It’s nice for Nature to give voice to “Science lessons from the Gulag” today, but back then, most scientific institutions lionized Stalin as a great leader, and were vocal critics of the free countries that allowed them to voice their opinions.Stop stifling scientific debateDoes anybody not know yet that Darwinists are the worst bigots in the world when it comes to scientific debates about evolution? Just look at them fly off the handle when a country like Turkey tries to take evolution off the curriculum for their high schools. Phys.org calls the reaction an “outcry” with accusations of “brainwashing” students in a country they cannot control (America and the UK have Darwin-bigot judges who can keep creationists silent). Brainwashing. That’s rich. Communists never do that, do they?Let’s see the logical fallacy here. In two other papers about evolution in education, students are treated like lab rats who need some nudging (6/11/17). A paper in a journal called Evolution: Education and Outreach (odd name for a “science” journal, is it not?), a team considers “A multifactorial analysis of acceptance of evolution.” Lack of acceptance of evolution is a serious problem, in their view. Maybe with a little scientific manipulation, elitists can find ways to overcome the reluctance of the lab rats to run the maze properly:Despite decades of education reform efforts, the percent of the general US population accepting biological evolution as the explanation for the diversity of life has remained relatively unchanged over the past 35 years. Previous work has shown the importance of both educational and non-educational (sociodemographic and psychological) factors on acceptance of evolution, but has often looked at such factors in isolation. Our study is among the first attempts to model quantitatively how the unique influences of evolutionary content knowledge, religiosity, epistemological sophistication, and an understanding of the nature of science collectively predict an individual’s acceptance or rejection of evolution.The fallacy should be obvious now. Natural selection produces the rejectors of evolution as the fittest! The psychologists should join them, not fight them. That logical conclusion seems lost on these Darwinians.In another paper in Evolution: Education and Outreach, Bertha Vasquez publishes “A state-by-state comparison of middle school science standards on evolution in the United States.” Surely she would favor what Charles Darwin advised, wouldn’t she? “A fair result can only come,” he said in The Origin of Species, “from fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of every question” (Academic Freedom Day). Anyone who thinks she should hasn’t smelled the mind-numbing power of Darwin DOPE. Like Stalinist-Leninists, the Darwin Party faithful only support academic freedom until they gain power. After that, all must follow the Party Line (5/21/17). “We propose that early evolutionary education will be an excellent indicator of future acceptance of evolution across the United States and strongly encourage that evolution be introduced as the underlying theme of biology early in a student’s academic career.” Yes, start indoctrinating the lab rats earlier!Realize that morality is not materialAnother fallacy common in secular science is viewing every human behavior as a matter of cultural conditioning, ultimately as a consequence of natural selection. If that were ‘true’, then there would be no basis for publishing a scientific paper promoting that idea, because it means the authors are motivated by sex to ensure more offspring, not a search for truth about the world. The thesis undermines itself (hear Nancy Pearcey explain this at ID the Future). Very often, secular psychologists look to Darwinian game theory to explain why people do what they do. An example is this paper in PLoS One that investigates “How public scrutiny influences ethical behavior.” If one were to accept the authors’ premise that honesty is just a game, and that lying “is considered unethical in most cultures,” then lying is just a behavior, not a matter of ethics at all. So why should readers think the authors themselves are being honest? Why assume they are not playing games?We’ve reported frequently in recent years about the lack of ethics in institutional science: fraud, conflict of interest, and the reproducibility crisis have been big news. Yet it should be obvious that without ethics, one cannot have science. If peer review is to catch fraud, what if the reviewers are dishonest? Who watches the watchers? The need for real, reliable ethics is self-evident. Darwinians know this deep down; when discussing three-parent babies through genetic engineering, for instance, New Scientist preached a sermonette, “Nice science, but don’t forget about the ethics.” These are staunch Darwinians, mind you. On the one hand, the editors speak of “the state of scientific knowledge and society’s ethical priorities” as if the latter are malleable. But on the other hand, they conclude that certain policies “would be both unwise and unethical,” as if their opinions are based on absolutes that can be established with certainty.It’s possible to research fellow humans without the Yoda Complex that often comes with the Darwinian elitist mindset. Another paper in PLoS One discusses gratitude and its positive effects on people. There’s no mention of evolution, Darwin, selection, game theory or any other materialist, secularist buzzwords. The authors simply try to measure emotions of participants in ‘gratitude exercises.’ The question here should be, what does science have to do with gratefulness? Doesn’t gratitude belong in the purview of religious leaders, teachers and parents? And even if the data show some positive effects of gratitude, does that make it scientific? Is it genuine gratitude if it elicits warm feelings? The fallacy here is to assume the legitimacy of a character quality can be measured by its outcomes. Sometimes the outcomes of true gratitude are ugly. Sometimes ungrateful people are rewarded with great emotions, like pride, selfishness and arrogance.Who is the fittest of them all?One more non-Darwinian paper commands attention: In PNAS, it’s titled, “On the promotion of human flourishing.” Without any appeals to game theory, evolution or selection, Tyler J. VanderWeele, a Harvard social scientist, analyzes the evidence-based factors that produce robust societies of individuals able to pursue happiness. Here’s his approach:Many empirical studies throughout the social and biomedical sciences focus only on very narrow outcomes such as income, or a single specific disease state, or a measure of positive affect. Human well-being or flourishing, however, consists in a much broader range of states and outcomes, certainly including mental and physical health, but also encompassing happiness and life satisfaction, meaning and purpose, character and virtue, and close social relationships. The empirical literature from longitudinal, experimental, and quasiexperimental studies is reviewed in attempt to identify major determinants of human flourishing, broadly conceived. Measures of human flourishing are proposed. Discussion is given to the implications of a broader conception of human flourishing, and of the research reviewed, for policy, and for future research in the biomedical and social sciences.What a radical idea: people can be happy without high incomes! Virtue and character can matter more than money. Meaning and purpose in life can promote human fulfillment. So taking a broader approach for his empirical study, what does he find as the greatest factors contributing to human flourishing?If it is the case that the family, work, education, and religious community are important determinants of various aspects of human flourishing, as indeed they seem to be, then this has profound implications for societal organization and resource allocation. If we desire societal good, broadly construed as human flourishing, and crudely represented by the measures described above, then the structures, policies, laws, and incentives, financial or otherwise, that contribute to family, work, education, and religious community will likely be important ways in which society itself can better flourish.Quiz question: who in society are the most pro-family, pro-work people in favor of character and virtue? Darwinists? Ha! There isn’t a perversion known that they don’t justify (see our book review of How Darwinism Corrodes Morality). It’s the churches who build constructive, virtuous families—specifically the religious groups who aren’t taught that blowing up buses and buildings will earn sex favors in the afterlife. It’s the churches who believe in a holy God who demands holy behavior. It’s the organizations like Family Research Council and the American Family Association that promote traditional marriage, church attendance, and community involvement in altruistic good deeds. It’s parents who train up a child in the way he or she should go, and to avoid temptations to self-gratification for higher purposes and goals. VanderWeele admits, “there is now fairly good evidence that participation in religious community is longitudinally associated with the various domains of flourishing,” including better health, lower rates of depression and suicide, more happiness and life satisfaction, more virtuous living and prosocial behavior.So if Darwinians believe fitness drives evolution, let them consider which humans are the most fit. If they are really in favor of human flourishing (a synonym for fitness), let them abandon the worldview that corrodes morality and embrace the one that promotes it. Let them become ex-Darwinists! Let them bow before their Maker and say, like Paul when he was caught on the wrong path, “Who are you, Lord?” followed by, “Lord, what will you have me to do?” (Acts 9). (Visited 489 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No-till farming sounds simple. Just don’t till the soil, right?Farmers know better.Adopting no-till requires understanding how it affects drainage, soil structure, organic matter, weed control, and the application of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, all of which influence both yields and environmental impacts, said Randall Reeder, retired agricultural engineering specialist with Ohio State University Extension and executive director of the Ohio No-Till Council.That’s why the council offers a series of events throughout the year to support farmers interested in adopting no-till for its ability to control erosion, conserve soil moisture, minimize fuel and labor costs, and build soil structure and health. Done properly, no-till systems can meet or exceed conventional tilled crop yields while reducing fuel and equipment costs.The next event, in cooperation with OSU Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and other sponsors, is the Ohio No-Till Summer Field Day, Aug. 31 on the Jan Layman Farm, 15238 Twp. Road 119, Kenton.OSU Extension and OARDC are the outreach and research arms of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.Several sessions at the field day will address the use of cover crops in no-till systems, Reeder said. Participants will be able to compare different types of cover crops planted after wheat harvest earlier this summer.“Soil that has been farmed for 100 years has lost a lot of organic matter,” Reeder said. “For the typical farmland in northwest Ohio, the organic matter is probably less than half of what it was before they started farming that land.“But by using continuous no-till, cover crops, proper rotation and a few other techniques that provide a continuous living cover, you’re mimicking nature. You’re not just conserving soil, but building soil.”Using cover crops in a continuous no-till system could help alleviate phosphorus runoff and the resulting toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie and other waterways in the region, Reeder said.At the field day, participants will be able to see how cover crops affect the soil underground, including infiltration testing, by viewing a soil pit during one of the demonstrations.One session, “Digging Deeper into Soil Health,” will be led by Jim Hoorman, an OSU Extension educator. His talk will focus on soil microbes, particularly beneficial fungi.“During years of drought, or dry years like we’re experiencing now, it’s very beneficial to have these microbes in the soil,” said Hoorman, who will be leaving OSU Extension in mid-August for a position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service as a soil health and cover crop specialist for Ohio and southern Michigan.“Just about every nutrient we’ve studied has something to do with these mycorrhizal fungi. They really enhance plant nutrition.”Hoorman said the fungi need five to eight months with some type of crop growing on the land to reproduce in soil. Corn and soybeans are normally on the land only four to five months.“So, there’s not much time to get a lot of mycorrhizae growing,” he said. “Planting cover crops can bridge that gap and allow the mycorrhizae to complete their life cycle and reproduce more efficiently.“Tillage destroys the mycorrhizal networks, and as a result, it can take three, five or even up to seven years for no-till soil to recover when a farmer changes from a conventional to a no-till system. Cover crops and no-till together speed up the process.”Hoorman’s presentation will provide detailed information about the process to participants.Among others on the agenda are Norm Fausey of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in Columbus, who will offer a “Water Management and Water Quality Update”; and Dan DeSutter, an Indiana no-till farmer who has 5,000 acres of cover crops, who will discuss “The Economics of Resilience.”Equipment demonstrations include Aqua-Till, which uses ultra-high-pressure water jets to cut into the soil for planting, and a John Deere 2510H dry fertilizer injector.Early registration for the event is $40 by Aug. 22. On-site registration is $60.Registration includes lunch.A complete agenda and both online registration and a printable, mailable registration form are available at ohionotillcouncil.com/2016/06/29/hardin-county-event/. Anyone with questions about registration may contact Bret Margraf at [email protected] or 419-447-7073.The event is being sponsored by the Ohio No-Till Council, the Ohio Soybean Council, the Ohio Corn Marketing Program, the Soil and Water Conservation Society, OSU Extension, OARDC, NRCS-USDA, theHardin Soil and Water Conservation District, and Ohio’s Country Journal.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A case of H3N2 Swine Flu has been lab confirmed in one hog at the Clinton County Fair. There are no human cases at this time. The Clinton County Fair Board is working with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the Clinton County Agricultural Society along with local and state health officials to stop further spread of this virus in the animal population. By Friday morning, July 14, 2017, all swine will have been removed from the Clinton County Fairgrounds.“July 12, a pig at the Clinton County fair tested positive for H3N2, a zoonotic disease that can be transferred between animals and humans,” said Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Spokesman Mark Bruce. “July 13th, additional animals in the barn showed clinical signs of illness and out of an abundance of caution to the general public and Ohio’s livestock population, ODA placed a quarantine on the hog barn. Only exhibitors and their parents were allowed into the building.”Swine Flu, like any flu virus can be spread, although rare, from pigs to people. Spread of swine flu viruses from pigs to people is thought to happen the same way that human flu viruses are spread, mainly through droplets when infected pigs cough or sneeze.“If you have been in contact with swine and are experiencing signs and symptoms of flu-like illness, please consult your medical provider,” said Dr. Terry Holten, Clinton County Health District Medical Director. “Especially if you are high risk which includes children under 5 years, those with long term health conditions, like asthma and other lung diseases, diabetes, heart disease, weakened immune systems, as well as pregnant women and people 65 years and older.”The Clinton County Fair remains open to the public. As with any pet or livestock contact, visitors should continue to wash their hands after petting animals and before eating. Sanitizing stations are available throughout the Clinton County Fairgrounds.The swine show was deemed a terminal show, meaning all animals will now be sent to a slaughter facility and not be allowed to return to their home farm, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Ryan MartinNo change in our forecast pattern this morning, we still see more wet days than dry over the coming 10 days, and this unsettled pattern does not look like it comes to an end until late next week.Rains today are mostly a southern affair, but we have to watch east central and northeast Ohio for a little bit of northern movement through midday and early afternoon, allowing the spread of moisture that direction. We also think there is more rain around today, and we will bump our rain totals up a bit to a few hundredths to half an inch. Coverage will be 90% south of I-70, and 30% north. NW Ohio likely sees nothing today.Tomorrow is our first dry day for the state. We should see good sunshine and temps above normal.Moisture moves back into the state on Friday and lasts through Monday. Combined we see rain totals of .25”-1.25” over the entire state. Coverage on any given day will be likely 50-60% at best…but for the 4 day period, we all see rain on several occasions.Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly dry, our second and third (also final) dry day of the 10day period the state. Our next wave shows up overnight Wednesday, the 23rd and hits most of Ohio through the 24th. That system brings .1”-.6” over the state, with coverage at 70% of the state.High pressure comes in behind that system for the 25th, and will bring several drier days in succesion. This will be needed to facilitate good dry down from this wet 10 day outlook. Temps will be normal to above normal through the next 9-10 days, but as the ahigh comes in, we may stay closer to normal, even though we see good sun. The map below is a look at 10 day cumulative totals. These are much more in line with our thoughts this time around.
The Indian team for the two-Test series against Australia next month was announced on Monday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) selectors dropped all-rounder Yuvraj Singh to pick Cheteshwar Pujara, a middle order batsman from Saurashtra. He has been one of the most successful batsmen in domestic cricket in the last few years. Yuvraj missed the second Test against Sri Lanka in July due to fever but could not make it back to the squad after his replacement Suresh Raina hit a century on debut. The other slightly unexpected call was to drop Karnataka pacer Abhimanyu Mithun, who had impressed the team management in Sri Lanka in the absence of pacers Zaheer Khan and Sreesanth. Both Zaheer and Sreesnath made comebacks from injury, along with spinner Harbhajan Singh and opener Gautam Gambhir. All four had missed India’s series-levelling win at the P Sara Oval in Sri Lanka last month. Yuvraj has been suffering from a prolong form slump and that could be a reason behind his ouster. The Indian team, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, will play two Tests against Australia, first in Mohali from October 1 to 5 and second in Bangalore from October 9 to 13. The Test series will be followed by the ODI series. The Ricky Ponting-led Australian team arrived in New Delhi on Monday. They start their campaign in India with a three-day practice match against Board President’s XI from September 25 in Mohali. Yuvraj to head Rest of IndiaThe axe has fallen on Yuvraj, who had been under pressure to keep his place in the Test squad. After managing a half-century in the first Test in Galle against Sri Lanka, Yuvraj missed the next two matches due to injury. Raina, who took Yuvraj’s place at number six, slammed a hundred on debut and sealed his spot. The middle-order batsman has had a difficult time lately. Plagued by a succession of injuries, Yuvraj suffered a loss of form as well.advertisementSince his Test debut nearly seven years ago, he has failed to cement his place in the team despite several opportunities. In last 12 months, Yuvraj played six matches but managed to score just 252 runs at an average of 36. The selectors have now given Yuvraj a chance to regain his confidence by performing in the forthcoming Irani Trophy championship as the captain of Rest of India. Indian squad:M.S. Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Shreeshanth, Pragyan Ojha, Murli Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara.
How Can That Not Be Red? Jurgen Klopp Questions Hamza Choudhury Challenge That Injured Mohamed Salah
footballHamza ChoudhuryJuergen KloppLeicester City First Published: October 6, 2019, 4:08 PM IST Liverpool: James Milner’s 95th-minute penalty maintained Liverpool’s perfect start to the Premier League season as a dramatic 2-1 win over Leicester stretched their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points.However, victory came at a cost with Mohamed Salah limping off injured late on with an injury caused by Hamza Choudhury’s lunge. “It’s a challenge which I really don’t understand,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who believes Choudhury should have been sent off rather than just shown a yellow card.”He is a player who is at full sprint, to bring him down without the ball around, for me it is only one colour (card).”I don’t want to cause the boy any problems but he has to calm down in situations like that. It’s not the first time. He has to calm down.”He’s a super player, super development in the last one or two years at Leicester, but these kind of challenges, no. I don’t know how that can not be red.”Salah later limped out of the stadium with what appeared to be an ankle injury, although Klopp did not immediately know the extent of his problem.It was another twist in a dramatic game in which James Maddison’s 80th-minute equaliser looked like it would be enough to see Liverpool drop a league point for the first time since a draw with Everton at the start of March.RASH ALBRIGHTON COSTS LEICESTERBut Marc Albrighton rashly tripped Sadio Mane, two minutes into the four added on, and, after a routine VAR check, Milner calmly converted the spot kick.The drama did not end there as after the final whistle there were angry scenes with players from both sides squaring up, including a heated exchange between Ayoze Perez and Andy Robertson.”According to the guys, Andy Robertson on the final whistle celebrated and pushed him which he probably didn’t expect,” said Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers.”He was obviously annoyed at that and that leads to a melee.”It was a frantic conclusion to proceedings as, 10 minutes from time, superb link-up play from substitutes Albrighton and Perez had slipped in Maddison who beat goalkeeper Adrian with a clinical finish from 15 yards.Rodgers was making his return to Anfield for the first time since being sacked by Liverpool four years ago and Leicester showed why they will post a strong challenge to finish in the top four this season.However, they were undone by a moment of magic from the European champions five minutes before half-time.Mane scored his 50th Premier League goal for Liverpool in his 100th appearance, but the goal owed much to Milner’s vision.Robertson’s pass was sent forward by Milner, a perfectly-weighted assist that curled tantalisingly beyond defender Jonny Evans to play Mane clear and allow him to beat Kasper Schmeichel.”Sadio is an absolutely exceptional player,” said Klopp, who praised Mane’s persistence despite struggling with an injury himself.”Even though he is obviously not in good shape at the moment, he was still there in a really, really tough game in and around those situations. That’s good.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.