CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — Here is how the 49ers (2-7) graded in Thursday night’s 34-3 rout of the Raiders (1-7) at Levi’s Stadium:PASS OFFENSE: A Big debut, Nick! No, that isn’t what Mullens’ locker-room nickname “BDN” stands for but just go with that now for G-rated sake. Two touchdown passes on his first two NFL drives? Yes, the Raiders made it relatively easy for him, but Mullens still showed great poise, accuracy …
“We aren’t going to convince them and they aren’t going to convince us,” said Vittorio Maestro of Natural History magazine, quoted at the end of a piece entitled, “US scientists battle over challenge to Darwinism” in ABC News Online. The article gave quite a bit of space to quotes by Michael Behe and Jonathan Wells, proponents of Intelligent Design (ID). The only rebuttals from Darwinists consisted of religious arguments: e.g., claiming that ID is inherently religious or motivated by the Christian right, and that it is not scientific by definition: for example, a dismissive statement by John Marburger, “I don’t regard intelligent design as a scientific topic.” In the Wichita Eagle, pro-ID writer John Calvert made a case that the “Science, religion debate [is] asking the wrong question.” The paper gave him a respectable byline: “John Calvert of Lake Quivira is managing director of Intelligent Design Network Inc., an organization that seeks institutional objectivity in origins science.”Both these articles gave ID a respectful forum. Neither of them quoted a Darwinist able to answer the scientific questions. The ABC article explained Behe’s claim about the complexity of the bacterial flagellum and molecular machines being inexplicable by Darwinian mutation and natural selection. The wimpy counterargument was, merely, “Darwinists, who still comprise the large majority of scientists, say Professor Behe and others are simply appropriating what is yet unknown to conclude that it must be created by a higher intelligence.” This is a tacit admission that they have no answer. Instead, the Darwinists show obstinacy and unwillingness to think. Maestro’s statement, “We aren’t going to convince them and they aren’t going to convince us,” conveys a spirit of cold war, not negotiation. The statement is not symmetric. It’s not that the I.D. scientists are equally dogmatic; they are the ones willing to debate, and trying to get these issues out on the table for consideration. It’s the Darwin Party that has no scientific response to the design arguments and refuses to consider them on a priori philosophical grounds. Some churchmen in 17th century Europe refused to look through Galileo’s telescope for fear it would jeopardize their views. Now, the roles are reversed. Some naturalistic scientists are figuratively refusing to look through Behe’s microscope at the irreducible complexity of molecular machines. To avoid looking like modern dogmatists, the Darwinists need to debate and show their explanatory muscle. They either need to provide detailed mechanisms by which specified complexity could arise – and did arise – by natural means, or else concede that they are beholden to a philosophical preference. Only unequivocal success at the former approach will permit them any claim to privilege in academic circles.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
18 August 2009 The government is to take the lead in driving a unified marketing and communication plan to boost local and international enthusiasm ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, says Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) chief executive Themba Maseko. Speaking at the 2010 National Communication Partnership conference in Johannesburg on Monday, Maseko said communication was key to delivering a successful World Cup. The government had set up a number of structures “to enhance our marketing and communication plan and to ensure that the government speaks with one voice,” Maseko said. He said the government had set up an inter-ministerial committee, chaired by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, to coordinate South Africa’s responses to the challenges, including communication challenges, that the country faced in hosting the world’s biggest single-code sporting event Maseko said the provincial governments and host cities would soon finalise their communication plans, to be integrated into a national 2010 marketing and communication plan. Monday’s conference, hosted by GCIS and the International Marketing Council of South Africa, was attended by professional communicators from the public and private sectors. Source: BuaNews / South Africa 2010
Bihar Governor Satyapal Malik on Monday said that Indian men, especially those from north India, have become animals. He was talking about the increasing incidence of rape in the country. He justified the Ordinance providing for stringent punishment to those convicted of rape.While speaking at the Convocation Ceremony of Subharti University in Meerut on Monday, Mr. Malik said, “It is important to have a supervisor near the female toilets because that is a sensitive and dangerous place for them. We have become a society of animals. The Ordinance was brought because men in India, especially the men in North India have become animals. So to protect our daughters from them we not only need toilet for girls but also a supervisor there.”The Governor of Bihar who hails from Baghpat said that the affiliation of all those colleges and universities in Bihar which do not have toilets will be cancelled.
Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP And with all eyes on the winner-take-all Game 7, Hugnatan said the key for the Bolts will be sustaining this kind of play.“We’ll follow whatever coach’s gameplan is for us. It’s important for us not to collapse on defense because for us, it always starts on defense,” he said. Hugnatan shot 6-of-12 from three to finish with 24 points, seven rebounds, and four assists on Wednesday to be the perfect complement to Allen Durham’s superb inside game.He also outplayed Ginebra behemoth Greg Slaughter, with the most glaring moment coming at one point in the second half when Hugnatan drove past the Cebuano slotman and scored on a lay-up.At this point in the series, all the Bacolod native could think about is winning his fifth title for his career and possibly a first for the Meralco franchise.READ: Meralco frustrates Ginebra, forces Game 7“We really want to win this because this will be Meralco’s first. Also, I’m not getting any younger, so we don’t know when we’ll get chances like this. Now that we have a chance to get this, why not right?,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT “We knew us big guys need to step up because we’re already shallow up front,” he said in Filipino after the 98-91 Game 6 victory over Ginebra.Once again, the 6-foot-4 forward was the unlikely hero for the Bolts as he went bonkers from downtown to keep their title aspirations alive and force game 7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: More than 50k fans attend Ginebra-Meralco Finals Game 6“I’m just glad that I had a good game and a good shooting tonight,” he said. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Desperate times call for desperate measures.And for Reynel Hugnatan, that meant dragging his 38-year-old body and stepping up to save Meralco’s campaign yet again.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Meralco frustrates Ginebra, forces Game 7 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Network Ten’s ‘The Project’ featured an inspiring story on Cody Gray on Monday night’s show. The story featured Cody, her family and friends at Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre, at Adelaide University’s Waite competition where Cody is coaching a team of her friends and at the Touch Football South Australia awards night. To watch the story, please click on the link below:http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/the-project/extra/season-5/courageous-cody Related LinksCody on The Project
Liverpool v Man Utd: Kuyt accused of ‘stabbing Stam in the back’by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool hero Dirk Kuyt is being hammered inside Holland.Dutch pundit Johan Derksen has accused Kuyt of undermining Feyenoord coach Jaap Stam, the former Manchester United defender. Kuyt is the club’s U19 coach.Before going into Sunday’s clash with FC Twente, the heat was being turned up on Stam over Feyenoord’s flagging start to the season. Stam, after two years in charge of Reading, returned to Holland to take charge of PEC Zwolle before being named Feyenoord coach barely a year into the job. But with things going awry at the De Kuip, it’s been claimed Kuyt has been positioning himself to succeed Stam.Former Cambuur star Derksen said on Veronica Inside via Voetbalzone: “I assure you: Dirk Kuyt relentlessly stabs Jaap with a knife in his back so he can become head trainer.”Along with being youth coach, Kuyt also had input on signings at Feyenoord this summer. The former striker, now 39, had six years with Liverpool where he won the League Cup. Derksen continued: “Kuyt is thriving there on the terraces in that Feyenoord suit, and hoping that the camera will be pointed at him.”He has what every trainer suffers from: ‘I can get a lot more out of that group’.”They all make that mistake. Vanity wins him over. He has been acting strangely at Feyenoord for years, but there has never been anyone who has pulled the handbrake.”Feyenoord bounced back on Sunday with a thumping 5-1 win over Twente. The result sees Feyenoord jump up to sixth on the Eredivisie table.- updated September 30 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum reveals Euro16 heartbreakby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has spoken about the pain of missing Euro 2016 with his country.The Dutch midfielder was not able to play at that tournament, or the 2018 World Cup, as his nation did not qualify.But it appears the Netherlands are ready to end their exile from the major international tournaments with Euro 2020.And Wijnaldum cannot wait to put that old pain to the side and compete on the biggest stage.”It was very painful to miss the last World Cup and European Championship before that,” said Wijnaldum to reporters. “When we were off on holiday in the past summers, it was going through my head the whole time that we should have been there.”That’s why this win is so nice [over Belarus in a Euro 2020 qualifer]. Of course, we are not completely sure of a place in the tournament but we have certainly taken a giant step.”
July 26, 2007 The metalshop team recently worked on a new project for the Crafts III building. One of the large doors to the east balcony will be fitted with a screened insert. Volunteer crew member Darina Trendafilova welds together some very long pieces of steel for one of the three frames. [Photo & text: sa] Corners of the steel frames are plugged and then sanded smooth. [Photo & text: sa] Metalshop coordinator Philip Bonham sands the frames before application of a rust proof primer. This report continues on 8/1/07. [Photo & text: sa]
Roku has launched an over-the-top advertising marketplace for its streaming platform in the US called Audience Marketplace.Publishers can use Audience Marketplace to sell targeted audiences to advertisers, using Roku’s first-party data and proprietary ad technology.Roku said that has “extensive insights” into its millions of OTT streamers and offers the ability to precisely target specific segments at a household level.“The business of streaming is winning – both in the minds of consumers and advertisers,” said Seth Walters, vice president of demand partnerships, Roku.“As the industry’s leading TV streaming platform, we’re well-positioned to empower our publishers to unlock the full potential of OTT advertising and help them to meet the needs of brands and consumers.”Initial publishers participating in Audience Marketplace include Fox, Turner, and Viacom, with advertisers able to take advantage of the service through programmatic or traditional direct selling methods.Turner’s vice president of ad innovation and programmatic solutions, Larry Allen, said: “Over-the-top distribution has been a key audience driver for Turner’s portfolio of premium content, with Roku being one of the preeminent partner platforms.”“Participating in Roku’s Audience Marketplace gives us access to rich insights and enhanced audience targeting capabilities, extending the ability for ad buyers to reach and engage with streaming viewing audiences that are critical to grow their business.”