The NSW Waratahs announced on Tuesday they would not table an offer to Hayne.But Hayne’s manager Wayne Beavis said on Wednesday his client was still interested in playing rugby.One major sticking point with the move is the fact Hayne can’t play for the Wallabies as he has played sevens for Fiji.That prevents the Australian Rugby Union topping up his contract with any Super Rugby franchise.But a possible Test against Fiji next year, that could come just matches into Hayne’s rugby career, would provide a marketing dream for the ARU and significantly swell its coffers.The ARU hasn’t confirmed its schedule for next year, but a Test against Fiji, likely in Melbourne, is sure to garner plenty of interest if Hayne is in the visiting side.However, such a blockbuster remains only a possibility with the NRL’s Parramatta the favourites to sign Hayne.But Beavis said rugby wasn’t out of the picture.“We never talked to the Waratahs, we only talked with the ARU and we remain open to all offers,” he told AAP.“When the time comes, I will sit down with Jarryd, put all the offers in front of him and he will make a decision then.”Parramatta, who is undergoing significant governance reform following NSW government intervention, is in no rush to sign their former superstar.Off-contract playmaker Corey Norman is a priority for the Eels.But the club is also in no rush to secure Norman’s signature, given he has been suspended for the remainder of the NRL season due to his off-field indiscretions and has indicated he won’t take up a big money move to St George Illawarra.The Eels are yet to release Kieran Foran from his million-dollar-a-year contract, which would open up the money to sign Hayne.That release is a formality but the Kiwi international is likely to receive less than the $200,000 severance package he is seeking.Coach Trent Robinson on Wednesday again ruled the Sydney Roosters out of the running for Hayne.That leaves Gold Coast and Parramatta as possibly Hayne’s only NRL destinations.Hayne had previously said he would only rejoin the Eels in any return to the NRL.“There has been no formal offer from Parramatta,” Beavis said.Hayne and Beavis met ARU boss Bill Pulver, who said he believed the ex-Eels fullback had a genuine desire to play rugby.However, many within rugby circles believe the code is being played by Hayne in a bid to drive up his asking price.Hayne could earn considerably more money in union than league, with a third-party deal of around $200,000 possibly added to his salary of about $300,000.Hayne could also earn about $1 million a season in Japanese rugby.But he would have to renege on his formerly stated desire to stay in Sydney and possibly move to Brisbane, Melbourne or Canberra.
Title favourites Kingston College (KC) have taken the early lead going into today’s third day of the 107th ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships. KC, who are aiming to win the boys’ title for the first time since 2009, captured two gold medals on yesterday’s second day of competition at the National Stadium. The Purples lead the way with 27 points after two finals, with Jamaica College next best on 12. Defending champs Calabar are on 11, while Green Island, St Jago and Wolmer’s Boys are on 7 each. KC’s Shacquille Lowe won the first gold medal when he captured the boys’ Class Two long jump with a season best leap of 7.23m. Green Island’s David Tomlinson was second with a mark of 6.86m, while Jamaica College’s Jowayne Harrison was third with a leap of 6.76m. The 15-year-old Lowe said he was happy with his performance despite his poor execution of the event. “I am very grateful that I won the first gold medal at the Champs this year,” said Lowe. “My execution was not very good because I didn’t follow some instructions as my drive was too long and the middle part of the run up wasn’t correct,” he said. KC completed the double when Carey McLeod, the Class One long jumper leaped to a best mark of 7.72m. Wolmer’s Dameon Creary was second in the event with a leap of 7.31m, while third went to Rashaun Dawkins of St Jago with 7.24m. KC’s Ugandan athlete Arymanya Rodgers opened his account at the championships when he easily won his heat in the boys Class Two 800m in 4:03.79 to advance to the final. Rodgers’ rival Kimar Farquharson of Calabar, who broke the 800m record in the heat on Tuesday’s opening day, also advanced to the final after finishing third in 4:08.14. Rodgers returned a few hours later to win heat two of the boys’ 5000m Open in 16:17.08. Tajshae Wilson from Bellefield won heat two in 16:30.61. BROKEN RECORD Petersfield’s Kevin Nedrick, who broke the national junior record in the boys’ Javelin on Tuesday, advance to the final of the boys’ discus with a throw of 53.73m. Also making it through discus final are Jamaica College’s Douglas Cyrus, 52.95m, Roje Stona from St Jago, 50.65m, Calabar’s Kyle Mitchell, 49.44m, Kai Chang from Titchfield, 47.07m, and Calabar’s Savion Burke , 46.61m. Calabar’s Christopher Taylor advanced to Friday’s semi finals of the boys Class One 400m after winning his heat in 48.42. Earlier, Taylor’s teammate Evaldo Whitehorne clocked an impressive 47.55 to advance to the semi finals of the boys Class Two 400m. Zidane Brown from Glenmuir, 49.01, Petersfield’s Antonio Watson, 49.05, and Kobe Simpson from Manchester, 49.14, were the other leading qualifiers.
Five Star Backdam killing…Police investigating death threatMarlon Marion Freeman, who was for the past several weeks on trial for murder, walked out of court a free man after a 12-member jury unanimously found him not guilty on Monday.Freeman was accused of murdering miner Timothy Adams at Turtle Creek, Five Star Backdam, North West District (NWD) on December 22, 2013. The jury considered evidence presented by the prosecution on the allegation that FreemanDeceased miner: Timothy Adamskilled Adams before stealing his gold, following a confrontation between the two.Despite several weeks of trial and many witnesses, the jury contended otherwise, returning its verdict after some two hours of deliberations. After the accused was freed, he embraced his relatives at the High Court in Georgetown.<<
… regional administration says NDC ‘assists’ in maintenanceWater, sanitation, hygiene services and safe healthcare waste management in healthcare facilities are fundamental for the provision of quality and people-centred care according to the World Health Organisation. However, that is not the case atThe bushy La Parfaite Harmonie Health Centrethe La Parfaite Harmonie Health Centre.Such services also reduce healthcare associated infections, chemical hazards and risks to the community. They also increase trust and uptake of health services, increase efficiency and decrease cost of service delivery and improve staff morale.The residents and patients accessing services at the La Parfaite Harmonie Health Centre are complaining bitterly about the condition of the washroom facilities, water access and the general bushy compound. In addition, patients are complaining about the level of healthcare they receive, saying the staff at the facility are never on time and when they do arrive to work, they take at least oneThe washroom facility without a doorhour before they begin attending to patients.When this publication visited the health-care facility on Tuesday, it was observed that the grass in the yard was overgrown, measuring as high as approximately three feet in some areas. The washroom stall has no door, the toilet does not flush and overgrown grass is slowly creeping into the stall.In addition to a bushy compound, there is garbage at the back of the yard that was poorly disposed of – an attempt to burn the garbage was visible but most of it was not destroyed by the fire. Also, there are no rubbish bins in the compound of the facility. The water tank and trestle is surrounded by bushy vegetation, with no water flowing through the standpipe in the front of the yard.“I am coming here for six months now with my baby and for that time, this yard has not been cleaned, the bush is too much and then we don’t have proper washroom and mosquitoes is full here,” one of the residents related.The standpipe at the front of the health centre surrounded by tall grassThe woman, who asked to remain anonymous, lambasted the authorities for allowing the only health centre in the housing scheme to degrade to such a degree.Nearby resident, Jennifer Singh, told Guyana Times that the current situation at the health centre is better than it previously was. She said the authorities would allow the grass to grow, often times completely covering the walkway, and noted that the door of the washroom facility fell off over a year ago.She also took a jab at the nurses, stating that quite often, they would have pregnant mothers, as well as those with their infants, waiting for hours before the nurses would begin tending to them.The facility provides antenatal and post-natal care, infant clinic, outpatient clinic and family planning services.When contacted, Regional Executive Officer Dennis Jaikarran said the region is not responsible for the La Parfaite Harmonie Housing Scheme, since it is still under the control of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA). However, he stated that the Malgre Tout/Meer-Zorgen Neighbourhood DemocraticA section of the Health Centre taken over by bushCouncil (NDC) would assist in clearing the compound of the health-care facility, adding that he is unaware of the present condition of the facility.Repeated called to the Malgre Tout/Meer-Zorgen NDC went unanswered.RoadsIn addition to the poor state of the health centre, residents have to deal with the rapidly deteriorating roads in the housing settlement. In some streets, there are potholes as deep as four feet. Several residents say they are tired of Government making promises and not acting on them.They noted that they are the ones suffering since whenever it rains, the potholes are filled with water and taxis refuse to traverse the areas and if they do, then they charge double or even triple the regular fare.Earlier this year, Junior Communities Minister Valarie Adams-Yearwood had promised that the roads in the area would be upgraded.“We are doing road upgrades at Parfaite Harmonie and West Minster and those works will commence in about two weeks, and through the reformulated [Inter-Development Bank] IDB loan in 2018 we are going to spend over $500 million to do upgrade works in Parfaite,” the Minister had said.“I know they (residents) have been complaining about the state of the roads. We are paying attention and we are listening to people and while we can’t deal with everything immediately, we are paying attention to the ones that are more critical,” she added.
“In a disaster, it’s easy to get very much sidetracked and try to solve every possible problem,” said Loo, who has worked in emergency services for 25 years. “You can’t do that. … Don’t get discouraged and just know you have a job to do and stick with it.” email@example.com (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PHOTO GALLERY: A look back at the Salvation ArmyWhen The Salvation Army formed its Los Angeles chapter May 8, 1887, at an open-air meeting at Temple Street and Broadway, the goal was to offer the indigent life’s necessities and a second chance. As the group commemorates 120 years of service today, that mission has remained unchanged. In fact, it has grown to include delivering child care, transitional housing and job training on top of the usual disaster relief. “Certainly in times of disaster, we’re serving the coffee out in the streets,” said Lt. Col. Paul Bollwahn, the group’s local commander. “But we’re also helping the family with AIDS in their background. There’s care really given from cradle to the grave.” Bollwahn can attest to the growing sophistication required to serve today’s needy. He has spent nearly 40 years with the relief organization, including the past two years as head of the Southern California Division. It stretches from San Luis Obispo to Orange County and east to Pomona, commands 3,400 volunteers, 1,200 employees and an annual budget of $106 million. “Our homeless programs are not just come one, come all, three hots and a cot, as they say,” Bollwahn said. “It is capacity delivery, helping to assess where they are and where they would like to be and helping them and directing them in the way to do that.” Los Angeles Councilwoman Jan Perry, whose 9th District includes downtown’s Skid Row, cannot imagine delivering social services without the agency. “We’d be in a big deficit if we didn’t have them here contributing their time and programs and bringing people along the continuum of recovery,” she said. “The number of people they take through these programs is astonishing.” The group – which serves about 2 million people a year – also is intertwined with emergency relief in natural disaster-prone Southern California. Disaster coordinator June Loo has helped organize the response to such local tragedies as the 1992 riots, the Malibu fire in 1993 and the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.
Edinson Cavani to Arsenal? Young Guns blogger Jamie Sanderson can barely contain his excitement at the prospect, as talkSPORT found out…Getting your transfer business done early in the window has so many positives, including being able to have some fun in the closing stages, when panic buys are made and bargains become available.Arsenal are firmly in this position and if reports in Spain are to be believed, we’re calmly monitoring PSG striker Edinson Cavani. He’d be the ultimate luxury addition.I really like Olivier Giroud, and while Alexis Sanchez looks set for a stint down the middle, I still feel Arsenal don’t have a genuinely world class striker. We might come September.Cavani is un-loved and under appreciated at PSG and they’re ready to dump him if they can land other targets. Whisper it quietly, but there’s a big chance he’ll become available and Arsenal seem keen.On paper somebody like Cavani isn’t really needed, because he’s a similar type of player to Giroud, and with Sanchez set to play as a striker and Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell sticking around, there isn’t room.But you can always make room for somebody like Cavani and he’d instantly be our best frontman. He’s big, strong, powerful and a superb finisher – naturally suited to Arsenal’s game and the Premier League.The transfer is complicated and Arsenal might not be able to pull it off, but the fact we’re enquiring is very good news.If there’s even a sniff he could be available then we should go all out to do it.Will it materialise? Stranger things have happened. Edinson Cavani has been linked with Arsenal 1
Listen back as Paul and Andy bring you the best bits from Friday’s Hawksbee and Jacobs show.Today’s podcast features Belgian football journalist Rudi Nuyens, Spanish football expert Graham Hunter, former Wales winger Leighton James and much more.Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTunes
A barrister acting on behalf of a man allegedly murdered in Churchill in 2012 has said they will reserve their position on the scope of his inquest until they see all depositions.Gareth McGrory BL was speaking at the opening of the inquest of Seamus Doherty at the Donegal Coroner’s Court held in Letterkenny Courthouse. Mr Doherty, of Drumcanoo, Churchill was found dead at his home in June, 2012.A murder investigation had been launched and a man was due to stand trial in connection with the death but this charge was withdrawn at the Central Criminal Court.Coroner Dr Denis McCauley opened the inquest and told all parties that he wanted to run the inquest as efficiently as possible.The late Seamus Doherty.He listed out the witnesses which included taxi-driver Stephen McDaid, Anne Doherty, Martina Spokes and Samuel Clarke.The Garda witnesses include Garda Sean McLaughlin, Supt. Michael Finan, Detective Garda Bosco Gallagher and Garda Danny Costello.The medical evidence will be given by Deputy State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy who performed the autopsy.Mr Doherty’s daughter Catriona told the inquest that no member of the family had ever been asked to formally identity Seamus.However, the court was told that Gardai at the scene did know Mr Doherty.Barrister Gareth McGrory said his clients were reserving their position inot the scope of the inquest until the saw the depositions.He also said he was putting the court on notice that they were applying to GSOQ on the G71 form and that has been requested and is currently under review.Barrister Miriam Reilly SC, for the Garda Commissioner, said they acknowledge the scope of the inquest and they will consider the depositions when they are released.The court was also asked to include the deposition of John McArt who has since passed away.The inquest was adjourned for mention on November 21st.Inquest opens into death of Churchill man Seamus Doherty was last modified: September 27th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:ChurchillcoronerdeathdonegalinquestSeamus Doherty
A man who accidentally assaulted a young woman in a Donegal nightclub was only trying to defend himself after being set upon by other people.Jorge Carlin Pereda pleaded guilty to the charge arising from an incident at Voodoo, Lower Main Street in Letterkenny on April 22, last year. Full evidence was heard at a sitting of Letterkenny District Court on June 10 and had been adjourned until this week for finalisation.Sgt Jim Collins said Gardai were called to Voodoo nightclub after a male had been ejected for allegedly causing an assault inside.Garda McFadden found Carlin Pereda, of 51 Main Street, Ballybay, Monaghan, had a cut above his right eye.On viewing CCTV footage, the court heard that there was an altercation on the dance floor and the defendant could been seen attempting to strike another male, as he did so, he hit inadvertently hit the injured party who was sitting at the bar nearby.CCTV footage also showed that another male bumped into the defendant causing his glass to fly out of his hand.Solicitor for Carlin Pereda, Mr Frank Dorrian outlined that his client is a Spanish national who works in a managerial role for a meat factory and had been in Letterkenny for some time at the time of this incident.“He tells me that he was being provoked, jostled, insulted and made fun of all for reasons he did not understand. He went to strike the guy who pushed him and it actually looks like the elbow of the person he struck is what hit the young lady in the face.”In a statement to gardai, the defendant said he was deeply apologetic for what happened and said: “I’m so sorry for that, I did not mean that. I was defending myself.”This week, Mr Dorrian re-iterated what he had said at the previous hearing and added that his client has treated this matter with “great seriousness”.He added: “It can be seen on CCTV that my client’s assailant meets this matter with great hilarity. The contact was accidental. My client is not of a violent disposition and is as contrite as can be. He had no malice or ill will toward the injured party. His recklessness was borne out of panic and fear. It was a strange, bizarre situation.”Judge Kelly said that under the circumstances he would apply the Probation Act, meaning a conviction will not be recorded against the defendant.Man accidentally struck young woman in nightclub after being set upon was last modified: September 10th, 2019 by StephenShare 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)
All-Ireland winning football manager Jim McGuinness has said he is glad his team were able to win the Sam Maguire cup in honour of tragic Donegal GAA fan Andrew Duffy.Andrew, 23, drowned in Dublin’s Royal Canal just hours after watching his beloved Donegal beat Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park on August 26th last.Today the victorious Donegal team returned to Andrew’s home village of Termon where they remembered the rising GAA star. Among those on the team was Andrew’s close-friend and team-mate Michael Boyle, from the Termon club and Donegal’s sub goalkeeper.Hundreds of adults and children packed into the local Craoibhin Community Centre today to see the Sam Maguire Cup.But Donegal manager Jim McGuinness brought a tear to many fans eyes when he remembered the life of tragic Andrew.Big-hearted Jim said “I can’t let today pass without mentioning and thinking of young Andrew Duffy from this club. “He went to Croke Park to support the team like thousands and thouands of other and unfortunately didn’t come home.“It’s a very, very sad moment for everyone. It was something that we were all thinking of on the bus today and I know that you are all thinking of him yourselves being here.“I’m glad to we were able to do himself proud and I’m happy that we got to the final and we were able to bring the cup back in his memory,” he said.Young farmer Andrew only decided to stay in Dublin to celebrate his team’s victory at the last minute.He phoned his father John seeking permission to stay in the capital after the game but was dead just a few minutes later when he accidentally slipped into the Canal at Binn’s Bridge at Phibsboro. More than a thousand people attended his funeral including Donegal GAA stars Michael Murphy and Mark McHugh.Many of his neighbours and friends remembered Andrew as Michael held aloft the Sam Maguire Cup.Kids scrambled for autographs from the likes of Karl Lacey, Paul Durcan and others as Jimmy’s Winning Matches blasted out from the loudspeakers.“Andrew was a quiet lad but he would have loved this craic today,” said one. MCGUINNESS PAYS TRIBUTE TO TRAGIC FAN ANDREW AS TEAM BRING SAM TO TERMON was last modified: September 27th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:ANDREW DUFFYJim McGuinnessTermontragic
The 39 year old man killed in a traffic accident yesterday morning has been named locally as Patrick ‘Packie’ Gildea.Mr Gildea, who was from Glenties, died when his jeep struck a stone wall between Ballybofey and Fintown just before 9am.Mr Gildea, a single man, was well-known and very respected in the Glenties and Fintown areas. The victim had been returning from a friend’s house in Ballybofey when he lost control of his jeep in the townland of Glenmore.He was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.A post mortem will be carried out on the victim tomorrow morning before removal tomorrow.His funeral will take place this Friday. Mr Gildea is survived by his father Gerry, brothers John, Gerard and Joseph and sister Ann.He is predeceased by his mother Sarah.Donegal Daily would like to express our sincere sympathy to the Gildea family at this time.The road where the incident happened – the R252 – has now reopened. MAN KILLED IN NEW YEAR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT NAMED was last modified: January 2nd, 2013 by StephenShare 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:crashGlentiesPatrick Gildea
Rose Boyle receives the National Shield from LGFA President Pat QuillLORETO Secondary School Letterkenny pupil Rose Boyle has captained Ulster to the Shield Final win over Munster in Mullingar today.Seven Co Donegal girls were on the secondary school Ulster panel which won 5-07 to 0-03.Karen Ward, Amber Barrett, Sarah Jane McDonald, Marie O’Reilly, Blathnaid McLaughlin and Shannon mc Groddy were also in the team. LORETO’S ROSE CAPTAINS ULSTER TO SHIELD FINAL WIN OVER MUNSTER was last modified: January 25th, 2014 by John2Share 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:LoretoRose BoyleUlster Ladies GFC
Sinn Féin councillor Jack Murray has said that Inishowen has all the qualities to make it the premier tourism destination in Ireland but a lack of political will has hindered its chances to date.He said Inishowen is one of the most beautiful and scenic areas on the island.And he added that its beaches could rival any in Europe as well as its top class hotels and restaurants, ancient sites like Grianan of Aileach, Ireland’s most northerly point at Malin Head and Tidy Towns Gold Medal winners in Buncrana. “We are also among the most inexpensive places to visit in Ireland, yet we receive a fraction of the more than one million visitors which Co. Kerry sees annually.“In my view, Kerry’s only advantage is its accessibility and the reduced journey time from Dublin. Inishowen and Donegal as a whole has been failed over decades in that regard. We are the only county in the state without access to rail, while the northwest is the only region on the island without dual carriageway connection to Dublin.“This needs to be addressed. We now need to see the political will to deliver for this area. We need a concerted effort from all parties and political representatives to promote Inishowen.“We need to see more support for potential flagship tourism projects like Grianan of Aileach. “Vitally, the A5 dual carriageway to Dublin must receive government support, whilst Derry Airport – on the doorstep of Inishowen – must receive subvention from the Dublin government in order to allow it to expand and open up new routes.“Inishowen has everything a visitor needs when they arrive. We just need to make sure that they come here.”Inishowen could be most popular destination in Ireland – Murray was last modified: October 20th, 2016 by StephenShare 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)
A young Muff man, who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death in July 2015 at the Circuit Court last week, will face more driving charges later this year. Seosamh McGonigle, 21, from Glackmore, Muff, faced a range of driving offences at Buncrana District Court, including no insurance, no NCT, bald tyres and driving without a licence. McGonigle was not present in court, but his solicitor Frank Dorrian said he was anxious to have the current charges against him dealt with after the Circuit Court case.McGonigle was charged with no insurance, no NCT, a smokey exhaust, driving without a licence, and failing to produce his documents at Ballyderowen, Burnfoot, in February 1, 2015.He was charged with having four bald tyres, no insurance, no NCT, driving without a licence and having no silencer fitted on his car at Main Street, Buncrana, on March 3, 2015.He is also accused of having no insurance and failing to produce his documents on June 13, 2015.“Mr. McGonigle was charged at Letterkenny Circuit Court in Tuesday and he will be sentenced in April,” said Mr. Dorrian explained.“It is a very serious charge in the Circuit Court and he has pleaded guilty to that. We are anxious to have these dealt with after the Circuit Court case rather than before. I don’t believe it will trouble the court.”Judge Paul Kelly adjourned all charges against McGonigle until May 10.Muff man faces further charges after death driving case concludes was last modified: February 14th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Buncrana District CourtBurnfootFRank DorrianmuffSeosamh McGonigle
“Think only the religious right is anti-science? How about the spiritual left?” asks Lee M. Silver in The Scientist. His article details the holistic thinking invading much of popular culture and university student minds, that pictures nature as a benevolent super-organism (with usually feminine characteristics). The article is an excerpt from his book CHALLENGING NATURE: The Clash of Science and Spirituality at the New Frontiers of Life (Harper Collins, 2006). Silver (molecular biologist, Princeton) points out cases where “Mother Nature” can be downright nasty. He finds it surprising that “even in America, where traditional Christianity is still a powerful force, highly educated young people are attracted to the post-Christian worldview of a unified ‘Mother Nature’ that is more than a metaphor.” One reviewer of the book said, “The threat to science from what Silver calls the spiritual left may already have overtaken the threat from the religious right. Now it’s time to apply our collective energy to counter the rise in mysticism and fall of skeptical inquiry.”Metaphors can be misleading (07/04/2003), but so can excesses of rationalism and skepticism. Silvers is described as a rationalist. The term requires clarification; is he a rationalist like Descartes, as opposed to an empiricist like Locke? To what extent does he trust reasoning out of his own mind, and to what extent his sense experience? The history of science, and its underlying philosophy of knowledge, is replete with rich debates about how much we know and can know. Many of these same debates are with us today. It would be very simplistic for Silver to Hi-Ho about the rationalist’s ability to describe the world in ways that are value-free or neutral, or to know anything in science that is universal and certain. Silver cannot avoid engaging in his own metaphors to attack those of his target; he calls Mother Nature “nasty” and pictures organic life as a laissez-faire democracy. It wouldn’t take too deep an analysis to reveal that, while Silver criticizes both left and right (a metaphor), there are some deep questions he needs to ask himself. Assume, for instance, he is a materialist. If his brain is composed solely of atoms, how can he know his brain is composed of atoms? Nevertheless, it’s good to hear a scientist point out the fallacies in leftist mysticism instead of making the “Religious Right” the perennial bogeyman. (Note: there’s another metaphor right there.) OK, now can we talk scientific evidence?*(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement SitBy.Us was built by a San Francisco/Chicago design and development shop called WeightShift. WeightShift has done work for Mozilla, WordPress and others and has a strategic partnership with leading design firm Happy Cog. If you’re going to SXSW you’ll have a lot of options for sharing your location and plans: Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare, Gowalla, Plancast and probably others. But I wouldn’t be surprised if a whole lot of people are on SitBy.Us. Its use of your existing social connections on Twitter and its very unique value proposition make it sound like a whole lot of fun.I found out about SitBy.Us from Portland, Oregon’s Josh Pyles. I’m going to figure out where he’s sitting in Austin and thank him.You can make friends with the ReadWriteWeb team on Twitter, and thus find out where we’re sitting in Austin, via the RWW Team list. Sit by us! 🙂 marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts Tags:#mobile#NYT#Product Reviews#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Thousands upon thousands of people will be in Austin, Texas next month for the South By Southwest Interactive festival – and several different services will be competing to show you where you can find your friends at the big event. Only one app, though, is focused on displaying your location down to the level of where you are sitting!SitBy.Us is a web and mobile web application that lets you peruse the SXSW panel, keynote and party schedules, check in to rooms and locations, identify where in the big crowded rooms and parties you are sitting. Then it lets you see which of your friends from Twitter are there too and where. The service is a little unstable right now, but it looks like the kind of thing that’s going to get slammed in Austin. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology