NewsPlayback Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 1st June Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Twitter Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By admin – June 1, 2017 Pinterest Previous articlePatsy McGonagle calls on the Irish media to wake up to Jason QuigleyNext articleThe Despicable Me 3 Show Garden won a Silver Gilt Medal at the Bloom Garden Festival admin A 15 Minute Programme presented by Chris Ashmore every Thursday at 7.05pm highlighting all that’s happening in the farming community.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Farming6.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebook Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
continue reading » While the national conversation regarding violence in the workplace blames heightened awareness on media coverage, recent studies may provide statistical evidence supporting the perceived frequency. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 5 percent of all businesses experience an instance of workplace violence each year. For organizations with over 1,000 employees, this rate increases tenfold to 50 percent. A 2014 report from the FBI found active shooter incidents in the U.S. now occur on an average of once a month. Of these incidents, almost half occurred at a business while nearly a quarter occurred at pre-K to 12th grade schools and institutions of higher learning.Although active threats and the environments where they take place vary from incident to incident, the common threads can be woven together to create the fabric of an effective and successful safety program. The following are lessons gleaned from past experience that credit unions can use as tools for building a safety-minded workplace.Mindset to Clear the First HurdleMore often than not, active threat training is the elephant in the room. Everyone has heard of incidents but they are reluctant to take steps toward mitigation. Reasons may vary from believing it’ll make employees more fearful than empowered to worrying the training might not be “right” for the team. However, looking the other way is not the solution to any problem, much less a problem with harmful consequences. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
John and Judy Coleman’s home The Cove has been listed for sale at $4.25 million. The property is located at 14-16 Old Ferry Rd, Banora Point.WELCOME to one of Banora Point’s ritziest homes, built in 2010 on an imposing 2505sq m site.A bird’s eye view of the impressive home.Designed by Noosa-based designer Paul Clout, guests are greeted by a grand entry over moat-style access and imposing, glass front door.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoInside, the two-level home captures 180-degree views of Fingal and Byron Bay through its bi-fold doors and floor-to-ceiling windows.Even the entrance to the home makes an impression.An open-plan living area includes a contemporary monochrome kitchen and lounge room with a stylish, floating gas fireplace.The luxurious and sprawling home features four bedrooms in its design along with a home-cinema, games room, steam room and a guest retreat.Sit back and enjoy the view…Outside, sandstone steps lead down to a manicured garden surrounding the pool, beautiful stone water feature and timber pergola.The home is flooded with plenty of natural light.
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello is going to step down after a popular uprising derailed his career.The announcement came soon after the Speaker of the House in Puerto Rico called for an emergency session to start impeachment proceedings.He said the resignation goes into effect at 5:00 p.m. on August 2nd and that Secretary of Justice Wanda Vázquez would succeed him.Thousands of protesters have been demonstrating for more than a week, and on Saturday, hundreds of thousands turned out to call for Rossello to step down.The move comes after a leak of about 900 pages of his private texts and chats went public.The texts revealed him and his lieutenants disparaging a political opponent as a “whore,” mocking an obese man and joking about feeding a corpse from a morgue to a critic.Before the scandal, the governor faced severe criticism for his handling of 2017 hurricanes Maria and Irma in which the island has not fully recovered from the devastation caused by hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017.
Facebook8Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by American Red Cross, Mount Rainier ChapterTACOMA, WA, Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — On what is normally a day of Halloween festivities, the Mt. Rainier Red Cross team has been prepping and deploying volunteers to head east to respond to the multiple states devastated by Hurricane Sandy. So far, more than 9,000 people spent Tuesday night in 171 Red Cross shelters in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Vermont, New Hampshire, Indiana, and Ohio.“This response to Sandy is just getting started. The storm has left devastation in its wake and we will be helping people for weeks to come,” said Tracy Peacock, Mount Rainier Red Cross Chapter Executive. “This will be very costly and the Red Cross needs help now. We ask everyone to support us as we help people recover from this massive storm.”One of the first local volunteers from Western Washington, a Shelter Supervisor from Thurston County, was deployed last Friday to Pennsylvania. This week the Mount Rainier Red Cross Chapter has deployed eight volunteers so far.Red Cross Volunteers will work long days for several weeks to provide shelter, food, first aid, and emotional support. Alena Golubkova, Casework Coordinator for the Mount Rainier Chapter of the Red Cross, will be flying to Brunswick, New Jersey Thursday. Golubkova flies out from Sea-Tac Airport at 6:39 a.m. to help provide food to those affected by the hurricane. Dr. Tobi Buckman will be deploying from Grays Harbor County to provide Disaster Mental Health Services. Buckman will be flying out Thursday at 11:10 p.m. from Sea-Tac Airport to White Plains, New York.HOW PEOPLE CAN HELP Those who want to help can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. To make a donation locally, people can call the Mount Rainier Chapter at 253-474-0400. People can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to the Mt. Rainier Chapter at 1235 South Tacoma Way Tacoma, WA 98409 or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.HOW TO FIND RED CROSS SHELTERS People who have been forced to evacuate can find out where Red Cross shelters are open by going to www.redcross.org or accessing the free Red Cross phone app. Both are refreshed with updated information every 30 minutes. Residents can also monitor local media—radio, newspaper and television—to find out where local shelters are located.REGISTER ON SAFE AND WELL The Red Cross Safe and Well website is also available. People affected by the fires and flooding can access the site and let loved ones know where they are. There are several ways to register on Safe and Well, or search for a loved one. From a computer, visit redcross.org; from a smart phone, visit www.redcross.org/safeandwell or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to be connected with one’s local Red Cross chapter.About the American Red Cross:The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org.To stay up to date with what is going on at the Mount Rainier Chapter of the American Red Cross, go to www.redcross.org/raineir, like us on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/RedCrossRainier and follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/RedCrossRainier.
SHERMAN TRAINEE VANNED FROM LOS ALAMITOS & ARRIVES AT 12 NOON ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2016)–North America’s all-time leading money earner, California Chrome arrived by van at Santa Anita on Sunday at 12 noon as he begins final preparations for next Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes, final major steppingstone to the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 5.Owned by Perry Martin and Taylor Made Farms’ California Chrome LLC, the 5-year-old California-bred horse by Lucky Pulpit has earnings of $13,252,650 and will be in search of his sixth consecutive victory on Saturday.“The trip was uneventful,” said assistant trainer Alan Sherman following California Chrome’s 34-mile freeway trek. “He’s a trooper. He doesn’t mind traveling, that’s for sure. He’ll jog tomorrow on the main track and we’ll go out with him at about seven (a.m.).”Fresh off a smashing five length score in the Pacific Classic Aug. 20, California Chrome, a winner of the 2014 Santa Anita and Kentucky Derbies, began his current five game winning streak at The Great Race Place on Jan. 9, as he was an impressive winner of the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes.Voted Horse of the Year in 2014, “Chrome’s” biggest career victory came three starts back on March 26, as he waltzed to a 3 ¾ length victory in the $10 million Dubai World Cup. Tentative plans for the striking chestnut call for him to conclude his incredible racing career by running in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28.Following the Pegasus, California Chrome is expected to begin stud duty at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky.The Awesome Again Stakes is one of five Grade I Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge races that reward the winner in each a fees-paid berth in their corresponding races on Nov. 4 & 5.For more information on Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet, please visit santaanita.com.
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Raiders slot cornerback LaMarcus Joyner was declared inactive Sunday against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium, meaning the veteran free agent acquisition will miss his second consecutive game.Joyner didn’t practice until Friday and was limited and coach Related Articles Raiders … Raiders Straight Talk: Derek Carr speculation won’t stop any time soon Raiders’ Trent Brown goes to I.R., Jacobs won’t play against Chargers
Evolutionists have evolved a skill by design – the ability to turn falsification into confirmation. It’s a kind of philosophical judo, or parry, that can turn the energy of a criticism into a win for Darwin. Convergent turnarounds: A good example of an evolutionary parry can be seen in a post on Science Daily entitled, “Homoplasy: A Good Thread to Pull to Understand the Evolutionary Ball of Yarn.” Homoplasy is a jargon term for convergent evolution – the idea that unrelated organisms can converge on the same solution to a problem via evolution. Three evolutionists funded by the National Science Foundation came up with these whoppers:The authors provide many fascinating examples of homoplasy, including different species of salamanders that independently, through evolution, increased their body-length by increasing the lengths of individual vertebrae. By contrast, most species grow longer by adding vertebrae through evolution. The authors also explain how petals in flowers have evolved on six separate occasions in different plants. A particularly striking example of homoplasy cited by the authors is the evolution of eyes, which evolved many times in different groups of organisms—from invertebrates to mammals—all of which share an identical genetic code for their eyes.If evolving eyes one time is spectacularly hard for a random process, it would seem that multiple independent cases would falsify evolution big time. Instead, these authors, with taxpayer funding, decided that the damaging evidence was really a triumph for Darwin: “These kinds of examples of genetic and developmental biology help scientists elucidate relationships between organisms, as well as develop a fuller picture of their evolutionary history.”Victory in defeat: Even when admitting mistakes, evolutionists are never ready to give up on their theory. An example of unfeigned faith is seen in Live Science, where reporter Natalie Wolchover told how two headline-making fossils touted by their discoverers as human ancestors have turned out to have nothing to do with humans: “they’re probably just non-hominin ape bones.” Readers might recall how headlines blared in recent years that Orrorin tugenensis,Sahelanthropus tchadensis and Ardipithecus ramidus were shedding light on human evolution (03/05/2004, 10/02/2009, 11/25/2009) Now that Bernard Wood and Terry Harrison have debunked these claims (02/16/2011), is evolution in trouble? Not according to them:Skepticism regarding these famous primate fossil finds seems to call into question the rigor of the scientific process within the field of paleoanthropology. Wood’s and Harrison’s paper certainly makes one wonder: Are these isolated incidents of misinterpretation followed by media hype, or does the problem pervade the whole branch of science? Is the human evolutionary fossil record a crapshoot? “No,” said Harrison. There are reasons why this branch of science may seem messier than most, he said, but all things considered, it is doing extremely well.Harrison’s firm response to Wolchover’s worries recalls the cover story of National Geographic in Nov 2004, “Was Darwin Wrong?” with its confident NO inside (see 10/24/2004 and the resulting letters to the editor, 02/15/2005).Polygamy games: A particularly bizarre twist on evolutionary parrying was reported in PhysOrg about Mormon history: “Polygamy hurt 19th century Mormon wives’ evolutionary fitness.” After stating that fitness of “sister wives” decreased in polygamous households (measured by number of children produced), the researchers at Indiana University were left with the conundrum of why evolution would produce polygamy in the first place, whether among human beings or bacteria. Michael Wade was ready with a ring buoy for Darwin:So if polygamy (or the female equivalent, polyandry) is disadvantageous to most of the sequestered sex and most of the mate-sequestering sex, why should such systems survive? “The complete answer is still forthcoming,” Wade said. “One thing we know now, based on rigorous studies in many species, particularly the fruit fly, is that selection can be so strong on males that it can drag the entire species off of a naturally selected viability optimum.”Aside from equating Mormons to fruit flies, Wade seems to have just said that natural selection can drag a species away from increased fitness. WWDD? What would Darwin do about that idea?Darwinians appear very adept at turning criticism into praise. Whether this neat trick justifies evolution as a scientific theory is a different question. Does it really lead to deeper understanding of evolution, or is it sophistry?It’s sophistry. See? Our commentaries are not always verbose.Aside: Apparently the irony of #1’s headline was lost on the reporters: “…the Evolutionary Ball of Yarn.” Apt description.(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
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