The news was announced by Presidential Chief of Staff Jaques Wagner, according to Reuters, with full details surrounding his supposed departure still emerging. A former member of the Brazilian Republican Party (PRB), Hilton left to join the Republican Party of the Social Order (RPOS) when the PRB left the ruling coalition of President Dilma Rousseff. It has been reported that his switch in allegiances could be connected to his departure. His replacement has been tipped to be Ricardo Leyser. Preparations for the Rio Games have been hit by a string of problems, including wider political turmoil in the country. Up to 1.4 million people have taken to the streets this month to call for the impeachment of Rousseff. This came amid Brazil’s worst recession for 25 years and the arrests of a number of political and business leaders as part of corruption enquiry involving state oil giants Petrobras. Suspects are accused of overcharging contracts with Petrobras and using leftover money to pay for bribes and electoral campaigns. Other concerns include the Zika virus, which has been spreading through the Americas but has its epicentre in Brazil. Spread by mosquitoes, the health scare – declared as a global emergency by the World Health Organization – has worried some athletes and spectators. It is hoped that cooler conditions in August will mean that the mosquitoes responsible will be less prevalent, but there are particular concerns among pregnant women due to a link with microcephaly. This is a birth defect which causes babies to be born with small heads and under-developed brains. Other issues surround pollution concerns in Guanabara Bay, the venue for Olympic sailing. The Opening Ceremony at Rio 2016 is due to take place on August 5.(George Hilton)
Bayern Canadian match against Chelsea: one assist, eight recoveries, 91% accuracy in the pass and 100% of duels won. At the end of the meeting, the Bavarian fans honored him alone.Werner (23 years old) Despite his youth, he has been demonstrating his potential for years in both Leipzig and the German national team. Before Tottenham, he not only scored the goal of his team’s victory, but was present almost every time from the Nagelsmann set.Aouar (19 years old) The future of France passes by its feet. Star in all the lower categories of the bleu selection, andThe middle of Lyon gave a lesson on how to lead a team from the center of the field against Juventus.Vinicius (19 years old) The man of the moment. The Norwegian has broken into this season as one of the most voracious goalscorers in Europe. His two goals against PSG (ten in total in the Champions League) have put Dortmund ahead.Sancho (19 years old) Times change and new generations are advancing at the feet of a giant and with the hunger of those who want to leave their mark on history. The first leg of the eighth Champions have been a great example of the regeneration that European football lives in which the names of Haaland, Gnabry, Werner and Vinicius, among others, sound with the same echo with which those of The great stars of the continent.Haaland (19 years old) The new German pearl. Bayern’s end is the most relevant player on his team after the ever-present Lewandowski. With their double against Chelsea, the Bavarians virtually sentenced their pass to eighths. Despite the defeat of Madrid, Vinicius wore his own light against the City. The Brazilian end was a headache for the Guardiola team and, in addition, assisted Isco in the only goal of those of Zidane. Until the arrival of Haaland, no one doubted the leadership of Jadon Sancho in Dortmund. Sublime his match against PSG, in which he drove the Parisian defense crazy. In England, much is expected of him in the European Championship.Gnabry (24 years old) Davies (19 years old)
Increased HIV infection in CaribbeanConsequent to the joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) reporting that the Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) infection is on the rise in the Caribbean, Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton has revealed that new infections in Guyana are on the increase, with the younger population significantly accounting for this increase.According to the UNAIDS, “after years of steady decline, the Caribbean saw a nine per cent rise in annual new HIV infections among adults between 2010 and 2015.” The report further alluded that this is as a result of the medical drug for the disease not working as effectively as in the past. Most recently, however, analysis from the UNAIDS shows that the HIV infection among adults remains stagnant, failing to decline for at least five years. The organisation is therefore urging countries to take a more comprehensive approach to battle the disease.Commenting on the statistics reported, Dr Norton stated that Guyana is among the countries that are battling the increase. However, he stated that that infection among the younger population is “very worrying.”“There’s no doubt about it… even our own statistics have shown that there has been some increase. The bad thing about our increase isPublic Health Minister,Dr George Nortonthat it is higher in the younger population. That is worrying because right across the Caribbean it is the new infections are in the lower age,” he stated.Dr Norton further explained that measures have already been put into place to combat this scourge, and the Public Health Ministry is increasing its efforts, saying “We have already started implementing measures to tackle this because we have recognised that people are not really dying from AIDS as before because of the precautions that have been taken.”He related that over the years, despite the increase in infection, there has been a decrease in HIV/AIDS related deaths as there is easier access to care and treatment. “ Not only is the medication less toxic to the body but also in terms of quantity… it’s just like one pill a day even though these antiretroviral treatment are very expensive, they are free of charge here in Guyana and that might be the reason for the population to increase their defence in regards to that disease,” the Minister stated.
Rio Hondo League champion Monrovia earned the No. 10 seed in Division II-AA, and the league was rewarded by sending five teams to the playoffs. The Wildcats will host Redlands, the Citrus Belt’s No. 3 entry on Saturday while second-place La Ca ada plays host to Hacienda Heights Wilson, the Marmonte League’s second-place entry. “They’re \ in the same league with \ A.B. Miller, so it’s going to be tough,” Wildcats coach Mike Wagner said. “Winning the Rio Hondo’s not easy, but teams from our league still have a lot to prove.” South Pasadena travels to Inglewood while San Marino plays at No. 2 Diamond Ranch, the Miramonte League champion. Temple City goes to Claremont in a wild-card game on Thursday. Almont League champion Keppel earned the No. 5 seed in Division II-A and hosts Morro Bay, third-place team from the Los Padres League, Saturday. Alhambra finished third in the Almont and will travel to face Empire League champion Valencia in the first round. The Prep League sent four teams to the Division IV-A playoffs. Flintridge Prep, seeded No. 2, has a first-round bye and will face the winner of Thursday’s game between Duarte and Banning in the second round on Saturday. The Muir High girls basketball teams hopes playing teams such as Long Beach Poly, Bishop Amat, Marlborough and Bishop Montgomery will pay dividends during its pursuit of a CIF-SS Division I-A title. The Pacific League champion Mustangs were awarded the No. 3 seed in Sunday’s pairings and will face Golden Valley in Saturday’s first-round game. Golden Valley is an at-large team from the powerful Foothill League, which boasts top-ranked Hart. In other first-round games, Westridge will be at home against Apple Valley, Pasadena Poly will be at Laguna Blanca and Rio Hondo Prep will be at Hesperia Christian. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Third time lucky: Massimiliano Allegri has lost two Champions League finals with Juventus in 2015 and 2017. © AFP / Marco BertorelloTURIN, Italy, Apr 15 – Juventus can count on fit-again superstar Cristiano Ronaldo but captain Giorgio Chiellini and forward Mario Mandzukic will miss the crunch Champions League quarter-final, second leg clash against Ajax in Turin, coach Massimiliano Allegri confirmed on Monday.Ronaldo, 34, will spearhead the Italian champions’ attack against the young Dutch outfit alongside Federico Bernardeschi on Tuesday, with Allegri still to decide on a third striker to replace Croatian Mandzukic. Portuguese star Ronaldo came back from injury to score a crucial away goal in last week’s 1-1 draw in Amsterdam, having bagged an incredible hat-trick to rescue their campaign in the last 16 against Atletico Madrid.“Thank God he’s playing for us and not the opponents,” Allegri told a press conference in Turin as he outlined his selection headaches on the eve of the game.“Cristiano has extraordinary quality. In certain moments he becomes an unstoppable player and you can see it on his face,” said Allegri“From a physical point of view he’s better, he’s got great skill and quality and during a match becomes a different player.”But the Juventus coach ruled out making the five-time Ballon d’Or winner his team’s skipper in the absence of defender Chiellini.“Ronaldo captain? If (Paulo) Dybala plays it will be Dybala otherwise it will be (Leonardo) Bonucci,” said Allegri.Allegri said he had yet to decide between Argentine forward Dybala and teenager Moise Kean, who has scored six goals in as many games.“Mandzukic was not called up because he had a knee problem. We need to have players in good shape,” said Allegri.“I still need to decide who starts in attack, it could be Dybala or Kean or neither of them. If one of them plays, then one of Mattia de Sciglio and (Joao) Cancelo will be left out.“It depends on what I decide to go with tomorrow night.”– ‘Young team playing like adults’ –Winger Douglas Costa is “not in the best physical shape” after a calf problem and won’t be able to play the whole game, but could play for half an hour.Midfielder Emre Can returns from injury after missing the first leg, and sat alongside Allegri in the press conference.Ajax’s Dutch coach Erik Ten Hag (L) supervises a training session at the Juventus stadium © AFP / Marco BERTORELLO“I watched the game on TV, it’s impressive how they play, but we’re not afraid of them and we want to play our game and win tomorrow.” said the German. “We have to go with the same attitude as game against Atletico. For sure we won’t play for 0-0.”Allegri added: “In Amsterdam we could have, and should have done better. I expected goals to be scored I have the same expectations for tomorrow.”Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag conceded that Juventus were the favourites, as key midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 21, still remains a doubt for the Dutch league leaders with a hamstring problem.“After tonight’s training, we will see,” said Ten Hag.“This is the perfect challenge for us. After 1-1 in Amsterdam they are favourites.“Being able to beat Real Madrid was a remarkable achievement and hopefully tomorrow we’ll be able to have another memorable match,” he warned.“We believe we can definitely compete with these giants.“We’re a young team but play like adults, we showed it against Real Madrid.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
ESB Networks are dealing with a large fault which left thousands of homes and business across Donegal without electricity this Friday afternoon.The unexpected outage was caused by a ‘large fault’, according to ESB Networks.The outage affected Letterkenny, Milford, Finn Valley, Fanad and many surrounding areas. Power was restored to Letterkenny at approx 12.30pm.However, ESB crews say that over 1,400 customers in the Milford area may not have supplies restored until 4pm.Gardaí are warning motorists to be aware that some of the traffic lights are not operating because of the outage. Some Garda Station phone lines are not working. In the case of an emergency call 999. Update: ESB dealing with major fault across Donegal was last modified: September 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
Carr … For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.ALAMEDA — Kolton Miller and Brandon Parker will likely pass on horror movies with Halloween approaching.They saw enough grisly footage in the aftermath of the Raiders’ 27-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in London before the bye.The rookie starting tackles were bewitched, beaten and bewildered against the Seahawks, with Frank Clark and Quinton Jefferson doing as they pleased and Derek Carr taking the brunt of it.
Dr Jerry Bergman, professor, author and speaker, is a frequent contributor to Creation-Evolution Headlines. See his Author Profile for his previous articles. Dr Bergman’s latest book has just been released today: Fossil Forensics: Separating Fact from Fantasy in Paleontology. Order now… available in print and Kindle editions.(Visited 637 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 by Dr Jerry BergmanThe cover story by professor Howard Smith in the latest issue of the journal titled American Scientist asked “Are There Other Earths?” The answer was “Recent Astronomical Discoveries show Our Planet is Far from Average”.[i] New planets outside of our solar system, called exoplanets–planets that orbit another star– were first discovered in 1996. As of 2017, the total exoplanet tally now stands at about 3,200, and the vast majority are very un-Earthlike. Those that resemble earth so-far show no signs of intelligent life.The article title, “Questioning Copernican Mediocrity,” refers to the famed 20th century Cornell University astronomer, Carl Sagan, who proclaimed “We live on an insignificant planet, of a humdrum star, lost in a galaxy, tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe” which he presumed is also humdrum as well.[ii] The source of this worldview that Sagan describes, Smith writes, is “implied by Darwin’s theory of natural selection, that humanity is the meaningless product of evolutionary processes.”[iii] Smith then notes that one of the dramatic developments in modern astronomy, namely the discovery of many planets around other stars, “suggest that we may not be so ordinary after all,” and may “be special in some way” after all.[iv]Around the turn of the last century many scientists assumed that life must be common in the universe. The leading American astronomer, Percival Lowell, wrote in a book published in 1908 that “From all that we have learned” life is “as inevitable … as is quartz or feldspar or nitrogenous soil. Each and all of them are only manifestations of chemical affinity.”[v] Today we know that this conclusion is naïve in the extreme. The SETI (search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) research project, using the most sophisticated modern search technology, has found no clear sign of extraterrestrial intelligence in its 50 years of searching.[vi] Smith then stresses that all of the evidence we have now is that we live on a rare planet and we must protect “our rare planet and its precious inhabitants”[vii]The idea that our planet’s traits are rare in the universe has produced a spat of books that eloquently document the same conclusion. One example is Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe.[viii] In this book, paleontologist Peter Ward and astronomer Donald Brownlee claim that Earth’s planet type is rare, and advanced life is also rare. The reason, they document, is that complex intelligent life requires an exceptionally unlikely set of circumstances, and therefore is likely to be extremely uncommon in the universe. One of the most recent books, Lucky Planet: Why Earth is Exceptional—and What That Means for Life in the Universe[ix] by David Waltham used more recent data and research to arrive at the same conclusion.Ironically, one of the most popular books in this area, The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos is Designed for Discovery,[x] by astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez and philosophy professor Jay Richards and the movie[xi] by the same title, resulted in the termination of professor Gonzalez at Iowa State University. This case is documented in the film Expelled[xii] and in Chapter 12 of Slaughter of the Dissidents.[xiii] Several Iowa State University faculty stated that Gonzalez was denied tenure because the university feared that granting Gonzalez tenure would cause the university to become associated with the idea that life is the result of intelligent design of a Privileged Planet.The Gonzalez case illustrates the fact that many atheists and university professors want to ensure that the idea that humans, and all life, are not special does not lose support. This is shown by the fact that, if life is found in many places throughout the universe, this fact proves that life can evolve purely as a result of the laws of physics without the need for an intelligent creator. The article and the books discussed above strongly argue against this worldview. And this is the reason why Gonzalez and other like-minded scientists have been denied tenure or fired. And the number is not small.[xiv][i] Howard A. Smith. 2017. Questioning Copernican Mediocrity. American Scientist. 105(4):232-239.July-August.[ii] Smith. 2017. p. 232.[iii] Smith. 2017. p. 232.[iv] Smith. 2017. p. 232.[v] Smith. 2017. p. 233.[vi] Smith. 2017. p. 236.[vii] Smith, 2017. p. 239.[viii] Copernicus Publishers. New York. 2000.[ix] New York: Basic Books. 2014.[x] Regnery Publishing, Washington, DC. 2004[xi] The Privileged Planet. Illustra Media. 2010.[xii] Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. Starring Ben Stein and directed by Nathan Frankowski. Premise Media Corporation. 2008.[xiii] Leafcutter Press Southworth, WA. 2nd edition. 2012. Chapter 12 pp. 229-259.[xiv] 8000 dissidents | Search Results | iSoul
How did cave art of animals appear on opposite sides of the world at the same time?What’s being called the oldest cave painting of an animal has been dated by evolutionary anthropologists at a minimum of 40,000 years old. The baffling thing is that similar cave art in Europe dates to roughly the same time period, 37,000 years. And that’s not the only conundrum for evolutionary dates: later cave paintings on the same wall, overlapping the “oldest” ones, they date at 20,000 years and 4,000 years, respectively. The paper, published by Aubert et al in Nature, “Paleolithic Cave Art in Borneo,” ends:It is now evident that rock art emerges in Borneo at around the same time as the earliest forms of artistic expression appear in Europe in association with the arrival of modern humans (45,000–43,000 calibrated years bp). Thus, similar cave art traditions appear to arise near-contemporaneously in the extreme west and extreme east of Eurasia. Whether this is a coincidence, the result of cultural convergence in widely separated regions, large-scale migrations of a distinct Eurasian population or another cause remains unknown.Let’s briefly consider their four options:Coincidence: this is no explanation at all. It’s the same as saying, “stuff happens.”Cultural convergence: same as #1.Large-scale migrations of a distinct Eurasian population: migration is plausible, but one would expect travelers on foot to leave many similar cave paintings along the way.Another cause: same as #1.Un-Human TimelineThe article on Live Science by Laura Geggel repeats the authors’ contention that the art was made in three phases wildly separated in time, by tens of thousands of years — much longer than the entire history of recorded civilization. There is a little bit of progression in subject matter, but not that much:1. “The first phase, which dates to between 52,000 and 40,000 years ago, includes hand stencils and reddish-orange ochre-drawn animals,” Geggel claims. At that time, the island of Borneo was connected to the mainland, according to long-age geology.2. “A major change happened to the culture during the icy Last Glacial Maximum about 20,000 years ago, which led to a new style of rock art — one that focused on the human world. The artists in this phase favored a dark mulberry-purple color and painted hand stencils, abstract signs and human-like figures wearing elaborate headdresses and engaging in various activities, such as hunting or ritualistic dancing, the researchers said.” And yet the hand stencils appear virtually identical to the older ones just inches away, which they claim were made at least 20,000 years before that.“We don’t know if these [different types of cave art] are from two different groups of humans, or if it represents the evolution of a particular culture,” Aubert said.3. “The final phase of rock art includes humanlike figures, boats and geometric designs that were mostly drawn with black pigments, the researchers said.” They claim these are 4,000 years old, when Neolithic (stone age) farmers moved into the region. The island of Borneo was separated from the Malay peninsula by at least 330 miles long before that, according to the story.The scientists used uranium-thorium dating of calcite deposits in the cave to make their timeline, extracting microscopic bits of it for dating. But given their results, they have no idea how to reconcile the long ages and “convergent” features so widely separated temporally and geographically. Scientists can always use humor for relief of bafflement caused by incredulity, by restating their dogma with a smile. Phys.org quips,“That’s very cool, from a human point of view,” said Peter Veth, an archaeologist at the University of Western Australia, who was not involved in the study. “People adopted similar strategies in different environments as they became more modern.“The cave paintings were known since 1994, Live Science says, but were not radiometrically dated till now. The ochre bull painting is about 5 feet wide, showing good representation of musculature and form. The same kind of bull lives in Borneo today. As in Europe, the earliest cave art is of higher quality than the more recent drawings, which portray humans as simple stick-figures.To see how ridiculous the evolutionists’ tale is, let’s recreate it with friends you know. Remember, the evolutionists are talking about fully modern humans making this art: modern Homo sapiens, with all the brain power and physical features we have, and probably less corrupted than ours because of our civilized lifestyles. Let’s assume four generations per century.The story begins with people like you, before civilization, hunting and gathering and eating and sleeping. A few of them find a cave one day and decide to make hand prints on the wall. Another one draws a bull he had just slaughtered for the cave cookout. They go home, hunt, gather, grow old, and die. Their children hunt, gather, grow old, and die. Johnny gets so fed up with this tedious life, he asks mom and dad, “I’m so bored! Can’t we make a hut and plant some of these vegetables instead of walking so far to find them?” Two hundred centuries pass. In that time, 800 generations do nothing but hunt, gather, grow old, and die. Their land gradually separates from the mainland and becomes an island.Finally, someone goes into the same cave, finds the hand prints, and decides to make more, using a different color. His friends etch some silly stick figures next to the prints and draw funny hair on top. They laugh and go home, and continue to hunt, gather, grow old, and die. More hundreds of generations pass. Susy is so fed up with this tedious life, she asks, “Can’t I have a pony for my birthday?” Johnny the Thousandth asks his parents, “Can’t I get a video game for a change? I’m sick of this life!” After 640 more generations have passed, someone enters the very same cave and draws more figures, which are not any better artistically than the first ones. Then something amazing happens. Poof! Civilization!Who can believe this myth? We know what humans do. We know they are creative, inventive, and motivated to improve their lives. Why doesn’t anybody in the media stare down the scientists who write these silly tales and tell them, “Your story is incredible! Nobody could ever fall for it.” Why is there no critical thinker in the media questioning these vast eons where nothing interesting happens, but then civilization appears almost by magic? Here’s why: Darwin needs the time.The Biblical story is so much more lifelike. It feels exactly like what we know to be true about human nature. Just a few thousand years ago, people with fallen natures but the image of God in them want to unite and build a tower, to make a name for themselves. When their plan is thwarted, they go their separate ways, each with complex languages. A few struggle to survive in harsh environments, but villages, towns, and cities emerge rapidly. Ambitious men decide to gain power, and become kings and dictators, waging war on each other. They get more creative at war over time. Others use their creativity for nobler purposes. It’s just like the Bible says.But what about the radiometric dating? No dating method comes without assumptions. When you take microscopic bits of calcite out of a cave, with possibilities for contamination and erosion of your samples, and use decay rates that we have only measured for a little over a century, can you really speak with confidence about happenings that are orders of magnitude longer? Has anyone experienced 40,000 years, let alone millions? Remember, these ages are being told by the same fallible people who want you to believe their story about the hand prints being made hundreds of generations apart. Scientists are good at measuring repeatable things in the lab, but they don’t know everything about the distant past. They weren’t there, and not one of them has ever experienced 100 years, let alone 40,000. Here’s a case where the man on the street who has common sense about human nature could be a better judge of which story is more plausible, if the two stories were told side by side without jargon. (Visited 839 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0