Help send Underwater Robotics Club to international competition

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — The Alpena High School Underwater Robotics Club will soon gear up for their international competition in Kingsport, Tennessee this summer. In order to compete, the students need your help raising funds to get there.The club recently won first place in the Great Lakes Regional Competition. In the past, they placed top 5 in the world.The students will have a hot dog sale right outside of Neiman’s Family Market in Alpena.You may drop off your donation, meet the team, and learn more about the Underwater Robotics Club.The sale starts Saturday, June 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious New PFAS site confirmed in Oscoda TownshipNext Bodybuilding in Northeast Michiganlast_img read more

Chelsea v Southampton: Mata in and Torres returns

first_imgJuan Mata is recalled to the Chelsea starting line-up for the game against Southampton at Stamford Bridge.Frank Lampard is on the bench, with Michael Essien coming in for his first Premier League start of the season. The fit-again Fernando Torres starts up front and Eden Hazard is also in the team.England striker Rickie Lambert is dropped to the Saints bench, while ex-Chelsea man Jack Cork is also among the visiting substitutes.Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Essien, Ramires; Mata, Oscar, Hazard; Torres.Subs: Cole, Mikel, Lampard, Schurrle, Willian, Ba.Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse, Lallana, Rodriguez, Osvaldo.Subs: Gazzaniga, Yoshida, Lambert, S Davis, Cork, Chambers, Hooiveld.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Privileged Planet Confirmed!

first_imgDr 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 | iSoullast_img read more

Head Jog Pink Dino Salon Sectioning 4 Klipz : Brilliant sectioning clips!

first_img Happy with product just wish there we’re more per packet as they come in handy but overall i am happy with purchase. Bought to replace my broken hairdressing clips, lovely colour and do the job. Very good clips, holda thick hair when sectioned and doesnt. Very good clips, holda thick hair when sectioned and doesnt slip. Also lovely colour to add to my hairdressing tools. Absolutely greatStrong and sturdyThick hair miracleHead Jog Pink Dino Salon Sectioning 4 KlipzHead jog dino klipz are quick release section clipsStrong grip lock teethSuitable for all hair lengthsSpring design holds a greater amount of hair securelyPink colour dino klipz These were not as large as i was expecting and. These were not as large as i was expecting and seem very flimsy. The clips catch when you close them and don’t hold my hair in place though i have got very thick hair so i use two for one section. They were very cheap however so you get what you pay for. Despite the grumbles i would buy them again. Received as described and in great condition. Well made and because of the crocodile type lever they hold more hair and are more secure than a normal section clip, would highly recommend and buy again. As a hairdresser, i have tried hundreds of different style clips and these are by far the best ones i have used. Can be used to hold up thick and thin hair so i use them everyday which is what i needed. Hold back my very heavy thick hair with no problems, no matter how badly i section it. I got the pink to show up in my black hair, but i will shop for some decorative versions for public viewing. They look vicious on screen, but light and sturdy enough in use, as the arch spans thick coils of wet hair and the tip holds it down gently. Easier to open than butterfly clips if you have weak hands. I use 4 for mid shoulder length hair-and i can drop 2 and pick them up without the other 2 falling out. These clips are my favourite, as a stylist i struggle to find clips that keep all the hair in. These are great and 2 years later i still have them. Well made and because of the crocodile type lever they hold more hair and are more secure than a normal section clip, would highly recommend and buy again. I bought these to section my hair. Sometimes they can be slippery to grip if you’ve got hair products on your hands. Received as described and in great condition. These clips are my favourite, as a stylist i struggle to find clips that keep all the hair in. These are great and 2 years later i still have them. Very good quality item, sturdy but doesn’t damage my hair. I use when colouring my hair, or sectioning when blow drying. Good seller, item arrived quickly and as described. These were not as large as i was expecting and. These were not as large as i was expecting and seem very flimsy. The clips catch when you close them and don’t hold my hair in place though i have got very thick hair so i use two for one section. They were very cheap however so you get what you pay for. Despite the grumbles i would buy them again. Bought to replace my broken hairdressing clips, lovely colour and do the job. Finally a hair clasp that holds thick hair not just for sectioning but twist your hair up wrap it in a bun and clip. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-02-02 23:41:05Reviewed Item Head Jog Pink Dino Salon Sectioning 4 KlipzRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  20  reviewsPrice£3.95center_img I am very happy with the product will buy more in the future does the job nicely. Would recommend these to my friends :). Hold back my very heavy thick hair with no problems, no matter how badly i section it. I got the pink to show up in my black hair, but i will shop for some decorative versions for public viewing. They look vicious on screen, but light and sturdy enough in use, as the arch spans thick coils of wet hair and the tip holds it down gently. Easier to open than butterfly clips if you have weak hands. I use 4 for mid shoulder length hair-and i can drop 2 and pick them up without the other 2 falling out. As a hairdresser, i have tried hundreds of different style clips and these are by far the best ones i have used. Can be used to hold up thick and thin hair so i use them everyday which is what i needed. last_img read more

Losing Ground

first_imgWhen I first ventured into green building early in the 21st century, I was ahead of most people on the curve. Using materials and methods that were practically unheard of in the industry, I was able to quickly take a leadership position in green remodeling.Over the next few years, the daily demands of running a construction business made it difficult to keep up with the industry as much as I would have liked, and now, having stopped building and renovating, I find myself falling further behind every day.As a consultant, I still have the opportunity to work with homeowners and contractors, helping them step up their products to higher performance levels, but I still do not see as much state-of-the-art technology as I would like. When I see colleagues working on cutting-edge projects, I find myself getting jealous, and consider getting back into building, just to stay on course and not fall further behind. Then I take a deep breath, and remember just how much the actual building process drove me nuts.I recognized a long time ago that being a contractor made me crazy most of the time. There are many things about contracting that I like, but they tend to be outweighed by the things that I don’t like, such as anxiety, loss of sleep, and a generally elevated stress level. I was always very impressed with friends in the business who were able to leave work at work every day and simply didn’t allow the stresses to get to them 24/7. Unfortunately, I am not so lucky.Nearing the end of construction of a house I built in 2006-’07, my girlfriend looked at me and said, “Do you think that sometime we could talk about something other than how stressed out you are about this project?” Somewhat shocked, I thought about what she said, thanked her profusely for cluing me in, and made a concerted effort to separate my life from my work.If I take on any construction jobs in the future, I will have to keep that need for separation in mind. Right now, I am toying with the idea of building myself a new house. I am worried about the impact it will have on my personal life and excited about the possibility of pushing the envelope of green building. I am looking at alternative wall structures like Durisol and Hebel block, considering passive solar options (which could be a challenge with all the old-growth trees on my in-town lot), and mulling over how to design and build the most efficient house I possibly can.Chances are I will eventually go ahead with this project, but inertia is a strong force to overcome. I’ll have to see how the economy turns out over the next year or so before I commit to taking on more debt. Then again, if my work starts to slow down, I am going to have to find something to do with my time—since I live my work, and generally really enjoy it, I have never developed any hobbies to keep me busy. I’ll keep you posted.last_img read more