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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Selects U12 Boys

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Selects U12 Boys

first_img The Selects won all four games during the weekend, defeating Kootenay South, Kootenay East, Columbia Valley and Lethbridge. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Selects squad with Team of the Week. The team includes, Coaches Mandy Greenaway and Mark Packham and players Kaleb Hunter, Hunter Hedges, Keegan Sully, Luca Murdock, Fraser Packham, Arlo Veerman,Niko Chanton-Davies, Michael Anderson, Szymon Poitras, Fisher Greenaway, Jamie Wood, Malachy Poitras, Jack Benson, Lucas McDonnell-Hoffert, Noah Syllebranque and Gabriel Bint-Dufresne. The Nelson Selects U12 Boys made it a clean sweep of the competition to capture the gold medal at the Sam Steele’s Days tournament Sunday in Cranbrook.last_img read more

DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP LAUNCH ‘MEN ON THE MOVE’ CAMPAIGN

DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP LAUNCH ‘MEN ON THE MOVE’ CAMPAIGN

first_imgHEALTH: Worried about that extra weight? Thinking about getting more active? Want to improve your overall health and wellbeing?Donegal Sports Partnership, in collaboration with the HSE, are re-launching the popular ‘Men on the Move’ programme over the coming weeks in the areas of Falcarragh, Lifford & Milford. Men on the Move is a physical activity programme that is aimed at adult men (+35) to get them active, have fun and improve their fitness levels. It involves:Twice-weekly physical activity sessions over 12 weeks that are led by a qualified instructor to meet your needs.Structured physical activity sessions so that you can find a level and pace that suits you.Workshops on nutrition and well-being for men. The programme is FREE and will culminate with a ‘Men on the Move 5k Walk/Run” in December.Open evenings, where men can come along and get a free health check, information on healthy eating and sign up to the activity programme, have been organised as follows: TUESDAY 2nd September @ 8pm in the Ray Community Centre, Milford WEDNESDAY 3rd September @ 7pm in The YARD Centre, FalcarraghTHURSDAY 4th September @ 7pm in Lifford Clonleigh Resource CentreActivities on offer include walking, light jogging and strengthening exercises.There will be leader and healthcare professional there on the night to answer any questions that you may have about any of the proposed activities.If you wish to register for the initiative please call the Donegal Sports Partnership office on 074-9116078, email [email protected]  or Text your name & location 087-7376537.DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP LAUNCH ‘MEN ON THE MOVE’ CAMPAIGN was last modified: August 25th, 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:Donegal Sports PartnershipsnewsSportlast_img read more

Three Mavericks Who Won

Three Mavericks Who Won

first_imgThe loner, not the consensus, is sometimes the one whose views get traction in science. Here are three historical examples.The following stories have something in common: they are about people who worked alone on ideas that ran counter to their societies’ beliefs.  This is not to say that they were completely right on every idea they promoted.  They were at least visionaries who thought outside the box and opened up others to new avenues of inquiry that proved fruitful.Ada LovelaceThe first is a fascinating woman, Ada Lovelace (1815-1852). This daughter of English poet Lord Byron circulated in fashionable circles and married well, becoming the Countess of Lovelace in 1838.  She had studied under Mary Somerville, becoming proficient in mathematics. She also corresponded with leading scientists, including David Brewster and Michael Faraday. She is best known for her association with Charles Babbage, inventor of the first general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. She is sometimes credited with writing the first “computer program” by writing down, in 1842, a series of steps by which the machine could calculate a series of Bernoulli numbers. Lovelace greatly encouraged Babbage with her ideas about the promise of such a device. It would be nearly a century before her sweeping vision of the capabilities of general-purpose computing—a vision we all take for granted—would take root.  She died of cancer at age 36.The BBC News did a story on Ada Lovelace on the occasion of the first-time reading of some of her letters on BBC radio.  “So is Ada Lovelace our first tech visionary? Or, as some critics now claim, was her contribution to computer science vastly overrated?” There are indications she was “a passionate, ambitious and flawed individual,” an ambitious socialite and flighty woman with some bouts of mania. Some of those flaws may have been ironed out at the end of her life, when reportedly “she had a religious transformation and was coaxed into repenting of her previous conduct” (Wikipedia). The BBC agrees with our focus here, though, that Ada Lovelace belongs among those “who imagine how the next generation of technology might change the world.” She and Babbage did not live to see it come, but one can imagine their delight and astonishment could they witness today’s Information Age.Gregor Mendel, 1822 – 1884Gregor MendelThere has been some controversy about the Father of Genetics, Gregor Mendel (1822-1844), whose pivotal work on garden peas was not widely recognized in his lifetime but was “rediscovered” by geneticists early in the 20th century. The “Mendel-Fisher Controversy” arose in 1936 (70 years after Mendel’s paper on inheritance) when theoretical geneticist Ronald Fisher deduced that Mendel’s data were “too good to be true” statistically. This led some critics to call him the “father of scientific misconduct” on suspicions that he must have faked his data. Gregory Radick (U of Leeds historian of science) says in Science Magazine, “The suspicions have turned out to be groundless.”Radick does question whether Mendel’s peas could have been so neatly pigeonholed into binary categories (wrinkled vs smooth, green vs yellow) and considers it plausible that some underlying bias operated to confirm his theory, with perhaps the “help” of a well-meaning assistant.  For our purposes, the fact remains that Mendel was a maverick in his monastery (an unlikely laboratory), working alone on a concept at odds with his contemporaries, but whose ideas later became mainstream.  Like Ada Lovelace, Mendel did not live to see his ideas widely accepted.  The fact that principles of inheritance are more nuanced these days than deterministic Mendelism would suggest does not change the fact that Mendel thought outside the box and forged a fruitful new path for generations of geneticists.Alfred WegenerLike Lovelace and Mendel, the father of continental drift theory, Alfred Wegener (1880-1930) was a maverick whose ideas only became mainstream after his death. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his magnum opus, The Origin of Continents and Oceans (1915), Ted Nield celebrates a new biography of the man and his theory in Nature.  In a shorter piece in Nature, Romano and Cifelli describe the resistance of the scientific community to his original thinking:His theory of continental drift was initially viewed as heresy by the scientific community, yet his book was later translated into many languages and updated regularly until 1929…. After his death, his ideas were largely forgotten until the 1960s, when geophysicists demonstrated the phenomenon of sea-floor spreading (see N. Oreskes Nature 501, 27–29; 2013). Plate tectonics has since gained acceptance as a synthetic theory with huge explanatory power.Continental drift theory today has run aground with anomalies and epicycles; our purpose here is not to enter that debate. What matters is that Wegener worked largely alone, forging a path that the consensus followed only after decades of scorn and neglect.  Wegener’s body was not recovered from an accident when he was exploring Greenland. “He would have been glad to know,” Romano and Cifelli quip, “that it will have travelled some 20 kilometres in a million years’ time — in accordance with his visionary theory.”Skeptics of that ending joke might wish to consult with creation geologists who deny that continental drift is linear, slow, and gradual.  They have presented new theories about rapid continental drift during the Flood that not only fit the evidence better but make predictions.  Still, all agree these days that continents are not static, as was largely assumed before the 1960s.These accounts illustrate an important thing about the nature of science. Consensus really means little. Picture the consensus in the days of Lovelace, Mendel and Wegener: all confident, all agreeing with one another, all ridiculing those outside. They were wrong. Science is not consensus, and consensus is not science. The loner can be correct, and even when he or she is only partly correct, a maverick can at least open up new fruitful trails of inquiry.What’s our take-home lesson?  The consensus today can be just as wrong.  Whether it’s about junk DNA, global warming or evolution, a consensus carries no necessary validity, even when globally strong.  A consensus might be right, but science’s best theories are only tentative.  Don’t let the powerful Darwin lobby strut its numbers.  What matters is who’s got the best evidence.  One maverick in town can drive out a lot of corruption. (Visited 58 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

First Things First targets more students

First Things First targets more students

first_imgFollowing its success last year, First Things First aims to test even more students this year. The 2017 campaign was launched in the Western Cape last month.Dr Ramneek Ahluwalia (right, alongside HEAIDS Youth Co-ordinator, Zandile Mqwathi) says the objective of the ongoing First Things First campaign is to reduce the number of new HIV and TB infections in South Africa’s higher education institutions. (Image: Bokamoso for Heaids, via Facebook)Mathiba MolefeMore than 160,000 students from 429 higher education campuses across South Africa were tested for HIV through the First Things First campaign in 2016. The aim is to reach even more students this year.The 2017 First Things First campaign was launched by Higher Education and Training Minister Mduduzi Manana at Boland College in the Western Cape on 25 April. The objective of the campaign is to promote sexual health among students at South Africa’s tertiary education institutions.Now in its seventh year, First Things First, created by the Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS Programme (HEAIDS), has tested almost 500,000 students for HIV, as well as screened the students for tuberculosis (TB) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).“The future prosperity of our country depends on the students in our higher education institutions. They are our future leaders. It is critical that we equip them with the knowledge and skills to remain HIV-negative and healthy,” said Manana.“First Things First has enjoyed great success in this area and I am pleased to be launching its 2017 campaign.”To spread its influence and reach as many students as possible, the campaign, together with the government, has expanded to include students in the Western Cape.HEAIDS director Dr Ramneek Ahluwalia said that in 2016 alone, it tested and offered counselling to more than 160,000 students from 429 higher education campuses across South Africa.It aimed to improve on last year’s numbers and get even more students on the path to healthy living.“Our vision is to have zero new HIV and TB infections in our higher education institutions,” Ahluwalia explained. “First Things First forms a key part of that vision.”The launch highlighted the importance of extending testing services to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges. “TVET colleges often lack adequate facilities and resources for testing and counselling students,” Ahluwalia said.Even when you trust your partner, always #Condomise to fully enjoy the experience without the worry. #SafeSex pic.twitter.com/Vj96vf9PXF— Bokamoso for HEAIDS (@HEAIDS) March 27, 2017First Things FirstIn addition to HIV, STI and TB testing services, First Things First offers screening, treatment and support for a wide range of general health issues including hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular health and cancer.It provides family planning, dual contraception, reproductive and maternal health services to students to help improve their health and make them more aware of the importance of staying healthy and looking after themselves.“The First Things First programme reminds us that we have one responsibility above all others — to look after ourselves,” said Manana.Ahluwalia pointed out that “a holistic approach to HIV prevention is far more effective than addressing any single factor alone.“This is why we are committed to reaching all 2-million young people in our higher education institutions with First Things First.“The higher education and training sector is in a unique position to lead a movement against HIV and to create champions who can carry the message into their communities. Together, we can defeat the HIV pandemic,” Ahluwalia said.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

A Foot-Controlled Faucet For Convenience and Savings

A Foot-Controlled Faucet For Convenience and Savings

first_imgFor the past eight years we’ve been able to turn our kitchen faucet on and off using a knee- and foot-controlled valve from the Canadian company Tapmaster. This may seem like a convenience-only product designed for lazy people. I can’t argue with all of that — and admit that I probably wouldn’t have installed one if I hadn’t received it for testing from the manufacturer after we had reviewed a competing product in Environmental Building News. But I gotta say, I love it, and I’m convinced that it does result in significant water and energy savings.Foot and knee controls for faucets have been used for decades in hospitals, where doctors and nurses don’t want to risk re-contaminating their hands by touching the faucet handle after washing. Now these controls are making their way into high-end homes as a convenience feature (as are sensor-activated controls), and our company has recommended this type of product since our first review of a foot-controlled faucet in 1999 (log-in required to read full article).With foot- and knee-controls for faucets, you set the desired temperature and flow rate using the standard hot and cold levers. Then you turn the tap on and off by pushing an under-sink cabinet door with your knee, by stepping on a foot valve, or by depressing a “kick-plate” beneath the cabinet. Our particular model allows us to use either a knee against the cabinet door or the tip of a foot pushing against a kick-plate. To adjust the rate of flow or the temperature, one simply adjusts the levers like normal — but you turn the flow off by releasing pressure on the cabinet door or foot pad.We usually have only the cold water lever turned on (to quickly fill a water glass or rinse a spoon off during the day). When we’re going to wash dishes, we simply turn off the cold lever and turn on the hot (because we keep our water heater set to about 120°F, we usually don’t have to mix cold with hot for washing dishes).It’s certainly a convenience to turn the water on and off without using your hands. But it also saves water. This morning, when I was filling the water bowl for our golden retriever, for example, I was able to hold the bowl with both hands and not waste water by turning on the faucet and then lifting the bowl under the tap. When washing pots and pans, with the hot-water tap turned on, I control the flow very simply using my knee, while many people leave the water running.While you save water whether it’s hot or cold water that’s being controlled, there’s a whole lot more money to be saved by reducing use of hot water, because it’s water that doesn’t have to be heated.The biggest problem we have is when guests are over and can’t figure out how to turn on the water. For this reason, we often lock the control in the “on” position (a simple process using the kick-plate) so that the flow is controlled with the faucet levers — like normal. Our younger daughter used to enjoy tricking her friends, though, by snapping her fingers as she surreptitiously pushed in the cabinet door or foot pad. Her friends would try to turn on the tap by snapping their fingers….Tapmaster’s foot- and knee-control systems start at about $300 (not including installation), with some systems costing over $500. Would I recommend this as starting-point investment in water and energy savings? Certainly not. But, I have to say that after using one of these for eight years (with absolutely no problem), if I were building a new house today I would figure out a way to work this feature into the budget.In addition to this Energy Solutions blog, Alex contributes to the weekly blog BuildingGreen’s Product of the Week, which profiles an interesting new green building product each week. You can sign up to receive notices of these blogs by e-mail — enter your e-mail address in the upper right corner of any blog page.Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. To keep up with his latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed.last_img read more

After Diego Costa, Chelsea steal Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid

After Diego Costa, Chelsea steal Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid

first_imgPremier League giants Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Atletico Madrid left back Filipe Luis ahead of the new seasonChelsea says a deal has been struck with Atletico Madrid to sign defender Filipe Luis.The Premier League club says the transfer is dependent on the 28-year-old Luis agreeing personal terms.The Brazilian will be filling the void left by Ashley Cole, who was allowed to leave Stamford Bridge when his contract expired at the end of last season.Chelsea has already raided Atletico Madrid to strengthen in the summer transfer window, Spain striker Diego Costa joining on a five-year contract on Tuesday after the London club agreed to meet the player’s reported buyout clause of 38 million euros ($52 million).last_img read more

World Cup 2019 Match 6, England vs Pakistan: When and Where to watch live streaming

World Cup 2019 Match 6, England vs Pakistan: When and Where to watch live streaming

first_imgPakistan had a nightmarish start to the World Cup 2019 after they were brutally thrashed by West Indies in their opening encounter. Pakistan batted only 21.4 overs, to produce 105 runs– their shortest innings in terms of the number of balls faced in a World Cup match.They are again coming back to the same pitch where they were left clueless against fiery bouncers in the last match and they are coming back against England, who have a record to boast off at the Trent Bridge.It is the same pitch where England had twice broken the record for highest ODI score. At first they amassed 444 for 3 against Pakistan in 2016 and bettered their record later when they smashed 481 for 6 against Australia last year.Here’s all you need to know about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 6, England vs Pakistan:What TV channel and live stream is the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs Pakistan being broadcast?The Match 6, England vs Pakistan, of the ICC Cricket World Cup can be viewed on Doordarshan, Star Sports 1 and 2. Hotstar.com and Hotstar app will live stream the opener.Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs Pakistan match be held?The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs Pakistan match will take place at Trent Bridge Nottingham, England, May 30.Where can I check the online live updates of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs Pakistan match?You can follow our coverage of Match 6 here – https://www.indiatoday.in/sportsWhat time will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs Pakistan match start?advertisementThe ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs Pakistan match will start at 03:00 PM IST.Where can I watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs Pakistan match?The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs Pakistan match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network, Doordarshan and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Ngidi ruled out of South Africa vs India game due to injuryAlso Read | World Cup 2019: No one in team takes my bowling seriously but I do, jokes KohliAlso Seelast_img read more

10 months agoCrystal Palace, Fulham go for wantaway Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden

10 months agoCrystal Palace, Fulham go for wantaway Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden

first_imgCrystal Palace, Fulham go for wantaway Newcastle midfielder Isaac Haydenby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWantaway Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden is ready to return to London.The 23-year-old former Arsenal midfielder has made it clear he wants to leave the North East.Crystal Palace are alerted to the fact he wants to play in the south with Fulham also watching closely.Hayden said: “It’s unchanged and the club have known that from day one. It wasn’t going to change. My family, my partner and daughter will always come first. Football is football, but family is more important.“The club have had conversations already. Hopefully a solution can be found. It wasn’t in the summer, but I was professional and got on with the job I have to do.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Louisville’s Rick Pitino Thrashed A Student Reporter During Thursday’s Press Conference

Video: Louisville’s Rick Pitino Thrashed A Student Reporter During Thursday’s Press Conference

first_imgRick Pitino in a press conference.Louisville’s men’s basketball team went one-and-done in the ACC Tournament, losing its quarterfinal game to North Carolina Thursday afternoon. Following the contest, Cardinals’ coach Rick Pitino held a brief press conference with reporters. The first question came from Derek Brightwell, a reporter for the school’s student newspaper, the Louisville Cardinal. Brightwell asked Pitino why his team has struggled against the zone so much this season; Pitino was apparently not impressed with the question. The question starts at the 0:56 mark.  It is fairly clear why Louisville has struggled against the zone this season; they don’t shoot the ball well, which is typically a requirement for good offense when facing a zone defense. But Pitino pulled the I’m a big-time college basketball coach and you’re a student reporter that doesn’t know anything move, and he came across as a pretty big jerk in the process. The student reporter was apparently OK with it, though. Got thrashed by Pitino at the presser, but the @CardChronicle comment section was talking about me. Also picked up 4 followers. #illtakeit— Derek Brightwell (@derekbrightwell) March 12, 2015Louisville will learn its NCAA Tournament fate Sunday night.[Courier-Journal]last_img read more