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  • Shannonwatch: “We have responsibilities as human beings to act”

    first_imgPrint Email WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin NewsShannonwatch: “We have responsibilities as human beings to act”By John Keogh – September 11, 2015 698 Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads  HUMAN rights group Shannonwatch, which monitors military movements through Shannon Airport, says that the Irish people and government have “responsibilities as human beings to act” on the refugee crisis, and the conflicts that have caused it.A statement released by the organisation this week said: “We must demand that our governments do everything they can to end the cruel deaths we see happening in the backs of lorries, in the sea, in other parts of the long tortuous journeys that the people of Syria, Eritrea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, South Sudan, Eritrea and elsewhere undertake in order to stay alive.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “People like three-year-old Aylan Kurdi and his five-year-old brother Galib should not have to die while European leaders argue over the number of refugees to allow into their country.”“Instead of building wire barricades and sending boats back to Northern Africa we urgently need to put mechanisms in place to ensure routes to safety for people fleeing for survival.”The group is calling for all European countries to increase the number of refugees they take in with immediate effect and to provide supports for them “to live in environments where their dignity and well-being are respected”.The group is also calling on the Irish government to “stop contributing to the conflict and wars that cause people to have to flee for survival” by permitting US troops and military planes to land in Shannon Airport.The statement continued: “We should also bear in mind that groups like ISIS and the Al-Nusra Front that are causing terror all across the Middle East were born from the invasion of Iraq. Ireland provided material support for that invasion by making Shannon Airport available to the invading US military.“As a result of all this we have an increased responsibility to act, to right the wrongs we helped cause. It’s time Ireland took a stand and said enough is enough. As a country that claims to promote peace and justice we cannot continue to do the opposite.” Advertisementcenter_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articleFoodie Town finalists revealedNext articleInformation evening on proposed N21 Adare Western Approach Improvement Scheme John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSlimerickrefugee crisisShannon airportShannonwatch Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

  • Michael McDonald Adds Additional Shows To North American Fall Tour

    first_imgMichael McDonald, the former Doobie Brothers frontman and Steely Dan collaborator, has added several winter dates to his North American fall tour. McDonald starts his tour September 9th at LouFest in St. Louis, MO, before seeing a glimpse of the South, then heads north to Canada for a pair of shows September 14th and 15th. McDonald will then play shows throughout the Northeast, including a 10-night run at NYC’s Cafe Carlyle, before eventually ending up close to where he started, with a tour-closing date on December 21st at the Showplace Theatre in Norman, Oklahoma.McDonald’s tour is in support of his forthcoming Christmas-themed album, Season of Peace: The Christmas Collection, due out October 12th via BMG. The album is a collection of McDonald playing his favorite Christmas tunes, including a recording of “Winter Wonderland” featuring special guest Jake Shimabukuro, the mindblowing ukelele virtuoso. Classics “White Winter/ Winter Wonderland”, “Oh Holy Night”, “Christmas on the Bayou”, and “Children Go Where I Send Thee” appear on the album. For a full list of McDonald’s upcoming tour dates and ticket information head to his website.McDonald recently recorded with frequent collaborator Kenny Loggins, and badass bassist Thundercat, on the 2017 hit Thundercat single, “Show You The Way”. Watch the official Thundercat video for “Show You The Way” featuring Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins below.Thundercat ft. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins-“Show You The Way”[Video: Brainfeeder]Michael McDonald Upcoming 2018 Tour DatesSeptember 9 St. Louis, MO Loufest Music FestivalSeptember 11 Knoxville, TN Tennessee TheatreSeptember 12 Northfield, OH Hard Rock LiveSeptember 14 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing ArtsSeptember 15 Ottawa, ON CityFolkSeptember 17 Rutland, VT The Paramount TheaterSeptember 19 Derry, NH Tupelo Music HallSeptember 21 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre New JerseySeptember 22 Boston, MA Emerson Colonial TheatreSeptember 23 Huntington, NY The ParamountOctober 23 New York, NY Café CarlyleOctober 24 New York, NY Café CarlyleOctober 25 New York, NY Café CarlyleOctober 26 New York, NY Café CarlyleOctober 27 New York, NY Café CarlyleOctober 30 New York, NY Café CarlyleOctober 31 New York, NY Café CarlyleNovember 1 New York, NY Café CarlyleNovember 2 New York, NY Café CarlyleNovember 3 New York, NY Café CarlyleNovember 21 Nashville, TN Ryman AuditoriumNovember 23 Clearwater, FL Capitol TheatreNovember 24 Coconut Creek, FL Seminole Casino, The PavilionNovember 27 Fayetteville, NC Crown TheatreNovember 30 Bensalem, PA Parx Casino, XCite CenterDecember 1 Wilmington, DE The Grand Opera House GalaDecember 2 Peekskill, NY Paramount Hudson Valley TheaterDecember 8 Van Wert, OH Niswonger Performing Arts CenterDecember 9 Champaign, IL Virginia TheatreDecember 12 Tiffin, OH The Ritz TheatreDecember 14 Youngstown, OH Stambaugh AuditoriumDecember 15 Waukegan, IL Genesee TheatreDecember 18 Orange, TX Lutcher TheaterDecember 21 Norman, OK Riverwind Casino, Showplace TheatreView All Tour Dates[H/T Pollstar]last_img read more

  • Andrew Rannells Discusses Filling NPH’s (High-Heeled) Shoes & More

    first_imgBroadway alum Andrew Rannells, who is set to take over for Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch beginning August 20, is being extra careful these days. The Tony nominee joked with the The Toronto Star, saying, “You know, it’s Catholic guilt. Things are going so well that something bad has got to happen.” Related Shows Rannells will play a limited engagement through October 12 at the Belasco Theatre. Harris is set to play his final performance on August 17. The Book of Mormon and Girls star didn’t initially see himself stepping in for Harris. “Michael [Mayer, Hedwig director] had this idea that I should replace Neil when he left,” Rannells explained. “I came in and saw it that weekend. Neil was so amazing; I didn’t think I could possibly do it.” Hedwig and the Angry Inch Rannells received a Tony nod for his performance as Elder Price in The Book of Mormon. He’s also appeared on the Great White Way in Jersey Boys and Hairspray. His screen credits include Girls, The New Normal, Bachelorette and the upcoming film The Intern.center_img While the thought of Hedwig might conjure up glitter and glam rock, Rannells notes that there is a side to her that is not as noticeable on the surface: “it’s about feeling lost and looking for love and wanting to feel complete inside.” Of course, nothing bad seems to be coming his way yet as he waits to throw on the iconic wig and pumps once more, having played the role in a Houston, Texas production in 2001. “I literally replied to an audition notice I saw in Backstage,” Rannells said of his first stint with the show. “On a personal note, it was shortly after my dad passed away…I needed to do something…I was very depressed.” View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015last_img read more

  • Traffic stop leads to multiple drug related charges

    first_imgBrookville, IN—Friday night, officers with the Brookville Police Department were conducting traffic enforcement on Main Street. Officers located a silver Buick passenger vehicle being operated by Willie Foster of Cleves, Ohio. Officers pulled the car over due to a traffic violation.  During the traffic stop,  officers identified two passengers as Bobby Marsh of Cincinnati and a 12-year-old juvenile. As the investigation progressed, officers located a crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine as well as marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and controlled substances. Foster and Marsh were immediately arrested and lodged into the Franklin County Security Center in lieu of bond. The Department of Child Services assisted at the scene and the juvenile was placed with a family member.Foster was charged with allegations of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia. Marsh was charged with an allegation of Possession of a Controlled Substance.last_img read more


    first_imgDDTV: Joseph Duffy steps back into the cage this weekend, and he’s hoping he gets the same incredible support he got when he made his return to Cage Warriors in August. In the video above Duffy says the support he got on his return was incredible and the support so far has been unbelievable. The Burtonport Bomber was the main attraction at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 70 at the Helix in Dublin and he was hugely impressive.Duffy was composed, clinical and controlled throughout and comfortably defeating the highly-rated French star Damien Lapilus.Roared on by a ferocious support, Duffy made a sensational win in a fight he said he just couldn’t lose.In the video above Duffy talks about how the support drove him on and how he wanted to give the passionate support a KO. Duffy faces Julien Boussuge at CWFC 74 at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Olympic Park tonight and he’s hoping he can repeat the heroics he performed in August.Duffy’s return to MMA has excited fight fans, he’s only ever lost one bout and that was for a European Title.Duufy is the last man to inflict defeat on UFC stars Norman Parke and Conor McGregor.Duffy famously stopped McGregor after just forty seconds.He’s fully focused on tomorrow night’s fight and we hope the Burtonport man delivers the goods.To watch the video preview simply click play on the video above. BURTONPORT BOMBER JOSEPH DUFFY -“ATMOSPHERE IN THE LAST FIGHT WAS INCREDIBLE, THE SUPPORT HAS BEEN UNBELIEVABLE” was last modified: November 14th, 2014 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:Cage WarriorsHome-page SportJoseph DuffyLondonMMAnewslast_img read more

  • The Evolution of Darwinist Propaganda Tactic #8

    first_img(Visited 493 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Number 8 in our Baloney Detector‘s list of propaganda tactics is the Association Fallacy: “Associating what you want to promote with something people like, or something you want to criticize with something people dislike.” Darwinians have perfected this tactic. Like everything else in the evolutionary timeline, it evolved this way: abrupt appearance and stasis. This tactic goes way back in the creation-evolution debate.In 1981, Stephen J. Brush wrote, “to require teachers to give serious consideration to creationism is as unjustified as requiring them to teach other doctrines – such as astrology, alchemy and phrenology.”A debater against creation once said, “creationism is as dangerous to science as the Islamic revolution in Iran.”Michael Shermer has made Association an art form, constantly linking creationism to pseudosciences, the paranormal, and kooky ideas.More than one Darwin apologist has stated, “Evolution is a fact, like gravity.”Now, the Darwin bigots are repeating a new talking point that creationists are like conspiracy theorists. Kimberly Hickok at Live Science explains with DODO confidence, “Why Creationists Are More Likely to Buy into Conspiracy Theories.” She uncritically reports on a “study” from Boston University that implicates both groups with “teleological thinking,” the idea that everything happens for a purpose. The study editors even bring in Voltaire’s silly character Pangloss whom the 18th-century deist used as a punching bag for his anti-religious views. The “study” of about 1400 college students, published in Current Biology, associated those who affirmed belief in creation with some well-known conspiracy theories. Then, the article throws in the fear-mongering tactic:Growing conspiracism could have severe consequences, Wagner-Egger noted, as conspiracy beliefs are linked with things like vaccine rejection and climate change denialism. People should be careful when following old beliefs, “because those beliefs are based on our cognitive biases,” he said.“Cognitive biases — like the teleological bias — develop early and are cross-culturally recurrent,” Kelemen said. “Given this, we should probably start intervening earlier if we want to effectively promote scientific literacy and reduce non-scientific mindsets, like conspiracy beliefs, that can promote fear and paranoia.”Yikes! Stop the creationists before they kill everybody! Intervene in kindergarten if necessary!Details of how the “study” was conducted, and controls used, were not reported in the article. The paper itself, though, is frank about its anti-teleological bias in the opening sentence:Although teleological thinking has long been banned from scientific reasoning, it persists in childhood cognition, as well as in adult intuitions and beliefs.This is patently false. Many branches of science, including SETI, cryptology, archaeology, and engineering depend on teleological thinking. The bias persists all the way to their concluding sentence:Because teleological and animist thinking are part of children’s earliest intuitions about the world and are resilient in adulthood, they thus could be causally involved in the acquisition of creationist and conspiracist beliefs. However, our results do not rule out the possibility that acceptance of such beliefs could, conversely, favor a teleological bias. Yet, in both cases, the ‘everything happens for a reason’ or ‘it was meant to be’ intuition at the heart of teleological thinking not only remains an obstacle to the acceptance of evolutionary theory, but could also be a more general gateway to the acceptance of anti-scientific views and conspiracy theories.At Evolution News, mathematical physicist Dr. Granville Sewell asks, “So, Who Is Doing ‘Pseudoscience’?” He shares a recent example where the pseudoscience label was used against him, and the trouble he had to go through to get his fake-science critics to acknowledge their error. He is not the only one who has had to go to great lengths to correct the smears by Darwinians.The “study” is worthless. It was concocted to promote Darwinism and to discredit creationism. Surveys like this can easily rig the questions to get the desired results, and omit essential procedures required to avoid arriving at false conclusions. These guys’ dogmatic conclusions preceded their ‘study.’ The mathematical window dressing amounts to bluffing . Notice this biased quote in the paper that admits the Association fallacy: “As a finalist and purpose-driven view of the natural world, teleological thinking has long been associated with creationism and identified as an obstacle to the acceptance of evolutionary theory.” Well, of course! Isn’t it obvious? Holding to a purpose-driven universe is surely an obstacle to acceptance of the Stuff Happens Law.Looking at the methods described in the paper, the Darwinians only found a very slight to moderate measure of significance to associate believers in creationism with belief in conspiracy theories. Speaking as a lifetime observer of the creation-evolution debate, and a friend of many leading creationists, I can say that conspiracy theorists among creationists are rare, especially among the leading creationist spokespersons. Organizations like CMI, AiG and ICR go out of their way to warn their readers about falling into conspiracy theories. A study that draws conclusions from uninformed students instead of leading lights is bound to arrive at fake-science conclusions.More egregious in their methods, however, was the omission of controls. They failed to ask participants, for instance, how their own thinking employs teleology. Darwinian reporters and scientists commonly say that such-and-such a trait “evolved to” do so-and-so, like a heart evolved to pump blood, or wings evolved to fly, or the FOXP2 gene evolved to give hominins language. Teleological thinking is rampant in evolutionary theory. It is denied in word only. Additionally, the study authors failed to ask participants who embraced evolution about conspiracy theories they believe in. They could have asked, for example, questions like: “True of False: creationist groups exist to undermine science,” or “True or False: creationists use science as a cover for religion,” or “True or false: creationists work to reduce science literacy and undermine American leadership in science.” Ask Bill Nye those questions and watch the conspiracy thinking overflow!The worst fallacy in this study is its philosophical childishness. Committing the either-or fallacy, the authors assume that all teleological thinking is bad science, and the Stuff Happens Law is good science. It’s hard to take these DODO scientists seriously. Lie Science, of course, is always happy to smear creationists any time the opportunity comes along. They are well-practiced in employing all the sins in the Baloney Detector.Exercise: Parse this article by Stephan Lewandowsky at The Conversation, who buys the creationism = conspiracism Association Fallacy hook, lyin’, and snicker. Find how many propaganda tactics in the Baloney Detector he employs in his short article. Here are a few to get you started:Association: “Teleological and conspiratorial thought share a number of features in common.”Loaded words: “scientific facts about evolution” and “rejection of evolution and the acceptance of its pseudo-scientific alternative, creationism.”Plain folks or Card Stacking: “A chain smoker who is confronted with frightening information about his habit might find it easier to accuse the medical establishment of being an oligopolistic cartel than to quit smoking.”Big Lie: “The new study takes the role of conspiratorial thought in creationism a step further. It suggests that creationism itself could be seen as a belief system involving the ultimate conspiracy theory: the purposeful creation of all things.” The Association Fallacy tries to generate bad emotions against a target group by linking it to undesirable groups.last_img read more

  • Sporting stars honoured at the 2018 SA Sports Awards

    first_imgThis year’s SA Sports Awards took place in Bloemfontein on Sunday evening. The awards acknowledge local sporting heroes who have excelled in their respective sporting fields.Olympic champion Caster Semenya scooped a number of awards in her absence, bagging Sports Star of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year and People’s Choice awards.SA’s golden girl has experienced win after win in 2018. She reached an 800m personal best of 1:54.25 in the Paris Diamond League that took place in June this year, followed by another seven Diamond League wins, and her most recent wins at the IAAF Continental Cup, claiming the 800m title and the silver medal in the 400m, where she set a new South African record of 49.62.Swimming star, Tatjana Schoenmaker won New Comer of the Year for her wins at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, while Banyana Banyana were voted as the National Team of the Year, following their Cosafa Women’s Championship win in Port Elizabeth this year.Winners of the night include:Sports star of the year: Caster SemenyaSportsman of the year: Chad le ClosSportswoman of the Year: Caster SemenyaSportsman of the year with disability: Mdodozi NtutuSportswoman of the year with disability: Anrune LiebenbergTeam of the year: Banyana BanyanaNewcomer of the year: Tatjana SchoenmakerCoach of the year: Samuel SepengVolunteer of the year: Linda HlopheIndigenous games team of the year: Morabaraba TeamThe Recreation body of the year: Mavu Sport DevelopmentNational Federation of the year: SoftballSchool team of the year: St Benedict’s CollegeDeveloping school of the year: Machakela-Mamodibo Secondary SchoolSport Administrator of the Year: Virginia MabasoPeople’s Choice Award: Caster SemenyaThe country’s excellence in sports contributes to building a competitive and competent Nation Brand. Brand South Africa congratulates all the winners and nominees of the night.last_img read more

  • 6 days agoChelsea boss Lampard: What I love about Barkley

    first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard: What I love about Barkleyby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard is delighted with the form of Ross Barkley.Barkley was a late substitute in England’s defeat in the Czech Republic but he returned to the starting 11 in style in Bulgaria when he scored two goals having set up the opener.”Ross played well,” praises Lampard. “I am loving his arrival into the box, that is what you always want when you are playing with midfielders with attacking qualities, for them to be in the six-yard box, not just to be in and around the area, and it is good for his confidence.”He knows that it is competitive here for a place in midfield. I am delighted to see players going away internationally and doing well, particularly if they have not been playing as much as they would like to here. It gives me a good problem and I am pleased for him.” last_img read more

  • Number of movies and TV shows filmed in Surrey on the rise

    first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement It’s part of the overall film boom in Surrey as the city experiences a busy year for productions.“In 2015 we issued 97 film permits and in 2016, year to date, we have issued 120 film permits,” said Surrey film liaison James Monk.Feature film Why…Killing Gunther setting up to shoot in D/T #cloverdale @CloverdaleNews @CityofSurrey @yvrshoots pic.twitter.com/J5e9GVuHUD— Paul Orazietti (@Paradeguy) August 17, 2016However, he says the majority of shoots in Surrey are typically for the small screen. Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Think of Vancouver film locations and some places will instantly come to mind: Robson Street. UBC and SFU. The Steveston waterfront in Richmond.But a small stretch of a community in Surrey is increasingly making its mark.Eight productions have been shot along 176th Street in Cloverdale this year. The latest, Why We’re Killing Gunther, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and is being filmed in the community’s historic district this week. Twitterlast_img read more

  • Simon says Ohio State football defense ready for Spring Game

    Nearly everyone in the world of college football is aware of the impending suspensions of star offensive players Terrelle Pryor and Dan Herron on the Ohio State football team. However, the defense, which was ranked No. 2 in total defense last season, must replace seven starters for the upcoming season. Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward is expected to be drafted at the end of the first round in this month’s NFL draft, and the Buckeyes must also replace starting cornerbacks Chimdi Chekwa and Devon Torrence. With all new starters and just a week left before the Spring Game, the defense dominated the OSU offense in Saturday’s scrimmage, forcing five turnovers and not allowing a single touchdown. Although the offense struggled, junior defensive lineman John Simon said he is not worried about its performance when the season begins. “We see them in practice every day, and we know the offense is very good,” Simon said. “I just think all week we’ve focused on relaxing a little bit and just playing together, and I think it paid off.” Simon said losing Heyward is a huge loss for the defense, but he has been encouraged by its performance this spring. “Seeing a lot of the young guys improve and get better every day and just seeing the excitement even though we aren’t working toward a big game or anything,” Simon said. “Just seeing the excitement and passion we have.” During Saturday’s scrimmage, the defense was on target. After sophomore Dorian Bell recovered a fumble by redshirt freshman wide receiver Verlon Reed, he was hit hard by freshman quarterback Braxton Miller to end the play. The defensive players and coaches on the sideline were joking with, and yelling at, Bell, something Simon said is important for a defense. “We were having a good time,” Simon said. “That’s the way defense should be: Just let loose and have fun.” Junior defensive back Travis Howard has been impressive this spring, making big plays at the cornerback position, and he said his experience behind Chekwa and Torrence at the end of last season helped his progress in spring practice. “It helped tremendously,” Howard said. “I feel like I knew a lot, and I feel like I had a lot of experience. So, coming into this spring my confidence level just went up, and it allowed me to make a lot of plays this year.” Junior defensive back Orhian Johnson, a returning starter for the Buckeye defense, said he has seen a lot of promise from Howard this spring. “I believe that he is one of our next corners,” he said. “If he keeps on the path, he could be one of the next great corners out of here.” As a returning starter, Johnson has become a leader for the young Buckeye defense. “I’ve been really trying to just go out there and make sure I can help out in any way necessary that the defense needs me,” Johnson said, “whether it be being vocal and telling someone something, or stepping in and making a play.” Although the defense was impressive, Simon said there is still room for improvement before Saturday’s Spring Game. “We’ve got to clean up a lot of stuff,” Simon said. “We’re gonna watch the tape, and then I’m sure as long as everyone does their one-eleventh, we’ll be all right.” Johnson agreed. “I hope we have no more injuries, and we just need to keep doing what we’ve been doing,” Johnson said, “keep learning and keep getting better.” Coach Jim Tressel, DeVier Posey, Mike Adams and Solomon Thomas join Pryor and Herron on the five game suspension of the upcoming season. read more