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  • Bennett Resumes Race after Crash

    first_imgThe Carrick on Suir rider was left bruised and battered after the high-speed crash on Stage 2 but took to the start ramp today.The stage was won by Norwegian Edvald Bosen-Hagen of the Dimension Data team who also takes over the overall lead.Bora Argon 18’s Bennett is now 8th overall.last_img

  • Redress scheme for Donegal’s MICA homes ready in weeks

    first_imgSenator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has cautiously welcomed confirmation from the Housing Minister, Eoghan Murphy that a redress scheme for the thousands of Donegal households affected by mica defective blocks will be published within weeks.Minister Murphy was responding to questions from Sinn Féin Housing Spokesperson, Eoin Ó Broin TD in the Oireachtas housing committee.Senator Mac Lochlainn said it is vital that a redress scheme is in place for the thousands of Donegal households affected by this nightmare. He said “That scheme should involve an assessment of the damage and the repairs required in each household by a qualified engineer applying the protocol agreed by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).“Then the necessary refurbishment and rebuilding works need to go out to tender and be carried out by reputable building contractors.“All of these costs must be born by the State as is the case with the Pyrite Redress Scheme for households in Dublin and North Leinster”.“This is the fully funded scheme that we expect to be announced in the next few weeks. “That we have got to this very hopeful point is a tribute the campaigning families and households in the Mica Action Group”.Redress scheme for Donegal’s MICA homes ready in weeks was last modified: March 7th, 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) Tags:MICAredress schemeSenator Padraig Mac Lochlainnlast_img read more

  • Why Academia Leans to the Left

    first_imgWhy do PhDs in academia tend to be politically liberal?  A paragraph in Science magazine’s feature “Random Samples” on December 21 suggested a reason: conservatives value other goals, like going into business to make money, or choosing to stay home and raise a family.1    “Why are academics in the United States so politically liberal?  Are conservative students oppressed by a biased professoriate, or are liberals simply smarter?  Neither,” was the conclusion of two scientists in Pennsylvania who surveyed 15,000 college students.The Woessners found that self-described liberals and conservatives report no difference in grades or in the quality of their education.  Yet liberal college students are twice as likely as conservative ones to pursue Ph.D.s  The main reasons, the authors conclude, are differences in values, goals, and preferences.  Liberals placed higher values on creativity; conservatives were more oriented toward raising families and making money.The findings apparently held for the hard sciences as well as for social sciences and humanities.    An accompanying graph shows a steep rise on the “far left” side for those seeking doctorates, while moderates and “far right” individuals could care (somewhat) less.  Another visually-apparent result on the graph is that conservatives and moderates, as seniors, tend to feel the same way about their goals as they did as freshman.  Liberals, however, tend to warm up to a doctoral program as they approach their senior year.1.  “Random Samples: Left on Campus,” Science, Volume 318, Number 5858, Issue of 21 December 2007.Surveys and graphs have only limited credibility because of the possibilities of biased sampling and leaving out relevant causes (see Baloney Detector on statistics).  At least Science admitted that liberalism is rampant at the university (see 12/02/2004), and also confessed that liberals (and PhDs) are not necessarily smarter.  (The vulgar translations for the acronyms B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. may be apropos here.)*    It appears that conservatives are the fittest, working hard to pass on their genes, while liberals are like parasites, advancing primarily by taking over the host (the classroom) and churning out clones to infect other cells.  A university setting is a contrived, unnatural environment where the parasites thrive.  In the open air of true academic freedom, where the parasites would have to compete in the real world, the results might be quite different. (Visited 33 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

  • 9 months agoReal Madrid do enough to defeat Real Betis

    first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid do enough to defeat Real Betisby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid did enough to defeat Real Betis and climb into the La Liga top four with a first win in three matches.Betis looked set to earn a deserved point until Dani Ceballos’ late free-kick nestled into the bottom corner.Real were given an early lead by Luka Modric, but the home side dominated possession and equalised through Segio Canales after an offside decision was overturned by VAR.Madrid climb to fourth, but remain 10 points behind leaders Barcelona. last_img read more

  • a month agoMan City midfielder Bernardo Silva: Guardiola exhausting

    first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva: Guardiola exhaustingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva admits playing for manager Pep Guardiola is tough.But he embraces the demands.He told the Daily Mail: “Yeah, it’s exhausting under Pep, there is no doubt about that.”But it’s what we have to do.”If you want to go for all the trophies season after season you need to have someone who pushes you day after day. Sometimes it’s not easy but it’s good to have someone who won’t let you slacken off.” last_img read more

  • Big Ten: Officials Made Correct Call On Controversial Final Touchdown During Nebraska vs. Michigan State

    first_imgA Nebraska player makes a catch near the endzone.nebraska michigan state endingThe Big Ten has seen its share of ridiculous plays this season, and one controversial call played a large part in Nebraska’s dramatic upset of Michigan State. On what proved to be the decisive touchdown, officials ruled that wide receiver Brandon Reilly was forced out of bounds by a Spartans defender. He recovered to establish himself back in-bounds and make the touchdown catch. Wow. It doesn’t look like he was forced out of bounds at all… Play was reviewed but it stands. pic.twitter.com/z7QzqKZFKS— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) November 8, 2015Officials reviewed the play and upheld the decision, despite it looking very questionable that Reilly was forced out. Some expected a Duke-Miami-esque statement from the Big Ten on Sunday, but instead the conference ruled that the correct decision was made. From ESPN:“Per NCAA rules, the instant replay crew cannot review the severity of contact, as that is a judgment call handled by the officials on the field,” the Big Ten said in a statement to ESPN.com. “If the player went out of bounds without contact, he may not return to the field to make the catch unless it has been touched first by an opponent. The instant replay crew did confirm contact between the players, that the wide receiver reestablished himself in the field of play and completed the catch. After the replay review, the referee announced that the play stands as called on the field. The intent of instant replay is not to review all judgment calls.”Michigan State took home a wild win against Michigan earlier in the year, and lost one almost as dramatically in Lincoln on Saturday. That’s the way the ball bounces in this sport.[ESPN]last_img read more

  • Samsung Celebrates Community Commitment With 2017 Charity Gala In NYC

    first_imgSamsung Electronics America, Inc. announced today the return of the annual Samsung Charity Gala, which will be held on November 2, 2017 at the Skylight Clarkson Square in New York.At the same time, Samsung is proud to unveil this year’s list of supported charities, as well as the roster of celebrity guests who will be on hand to show their support for Samsung’s charitable initiatives.Entering its 16th year, Samsung’s philanthropic platform – Samsung Gives – remains committed to helping young people discover a world of possibilities. To date, Samsung philanthropic efforts have contributed more than $60 million, helping more than 1,200 schools, hospitals, and foundations throughout the U.S.This annual event brings together luminaries from across the worlds of entertainment and business to help raise awareness for a variety of important social and charitable programs, with the primary goal of raising funds to help people build brighter futures.This year’s gala will be held at the iconic Skylight Clarkson Square Ballroom in NYC and will include performances by Jon Bon Jovi, Flo Rida, DJ Livia and Hunter Hayes.“At Samsung, every day we are inspired by the people who are helping to build a better world, but especially this year, those who are out there lending a hand to those who need to rebuild their communities and their lives,” said Tim Baxter, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America. “This year, we are thrilled to be able to celebrate the Samsung Charity Gala by connecting people, organizations and resources to some truly remarkable charities and the people who need our help.”This year, longtime Samsung partner, rock icon, and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi has chosen the Samsung Charity Gala to help bring attention to the work of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which funds charitable initiatives with an aim to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness in the U.S. Every year, all of the proceeds from the Samsung Charity Gala go directly to Samsung’s charity partners.“I am excited and honored to be a part of this beautiful event with our friends at Samsung,” said Hunter Hayes. “This year Samsung helped me give a complete renovation to a school in Nashville that encourages art and empowers individuality, giving young people the tools to realize their dreams.”A committed corporate citizen, Samsung’s contributions to American communities come to life through its ‘Samsung Gives’ philanthropic programming. From the education-based Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, to Veteran Support and partner programming with Covenant House and Junior Achievement, Samsung is making a definitive impact in the American communities it calls home.“I want to thank Samsung for their continued support of Big Dreams For Kids and allowing me such great opportunities over the years for us to partner and continue to inspire future leaders,” said Flo Rida. “I look forward to the gala and further partnerships with Samsung.”To learn more about Samsung’s Annual Charity Gala and the charities supported, please visit SamsungCharityGala2017.com.last_img read more

  • Opinion Michigan bringing in former Alabama coordinator Buckeye fans should take notice

    Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier (left) and coach Brady Hoke share a smile after a news conference in Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 10.Credit: Courtesy of MCTUnder coach Urban Meyer, the Ohio State football team has yet to lose to Michigan, but a recent big-time move on the Wolverines’ coaching staff could inflict some uneasiness into Buckeye fans.Offensive coordinator Al Borges, the same coach who helped the Michigan offense put up 41 points against Ohio State in November, was out of a job Wednesday morning. By nightfall, however, his replacement was already announced.That replacement is former Alabama offensive coordinator, Doug Nussmeier, who will become one of the highest-paid coordinators in college football.While the details of his hiring are still a bit cloudy, rumors are swirling that Alabama head coach Nick Saban was pushing out Nussmeier in order to bring in his new buddy, Lane Kiffin, to take the reigns of the Alabama offense.In any case, this somewhat-shocking hire by the Wolverines should motivate OSU players and fans.Even with the aforementioned Borges at the helm, the Wolverine offense torched the Buckeyes’ defense and was even a single play away from winning The Game. But under control of Nussmeier and a revamped pro-style offense more suitable to Michigan’s personnel coming along with him, the Michigan offense could certainly take leaps and bounds forward.If OSU wants to continue its dominance against Michigan, the defense will have to at least match the improvement of the Michigan offense.In hiring Nussmeier, Michigan might have started a domino effect that will definitely have an impact in Columbus. Should Borges have stayed, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell’s job might have been safe. Now, however, Michigan has challenged OSU even further to resurrect the formerly fantastic “Silver Bullet” defense.If the Buckeyes stand pat, meaning Fickell is retained and the entire defensive outfit continues its less-than-stellar production, OSU will certainly have taken a step backward while Michigan has taken a step forward. That’s something no one involved with OSU football would be content seeing.Be it the firing of Fickell, a change in scheme, or just an overall closer examination of certain players, something needs to change defensively for OSU. Michigan made its move and is challenging the Buckeyes to answer with a counterattack.If the Buckeyes don’t take measures to improve their defense, a loss to Michigan next season in Columbus will be no one’s fault but their own.A word to athletic director Gene Smith and Meyer, in this century-long chess match between OSU and Michigan: it’s your move. read more

  • Redknapp compares Everton star to Ronaldo

    first_imgJamie Redknapp has compared Everton forward Richarlison to Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, following the Brazilian’s performance against Brighton & Hove Albion.The former Watford winger bagged a brace to continue his fine start to the season where he has netted six Premier League goals, as Everton ran out comfortable 3-1 winners at the Amex Stadium on Sunday.It comes following a summer move from Watford with the Merseyside club paying almost £45million for the forward.Ronaldo was also on the move during the summer transfer window with the former Manchester United star making the switch from Real Madrid to Juventus.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.But the transfer moves are not the reason Redknapp believes Richarlison is similar to the Portuguese international.“Everton fans I know are desperate for Marco Silva to sign a striker in January, but they have a ready-made centre-forward in Richarlison,” Redknapp wrote in his Daily Mail.“He is strong in the air and has a good blend of pace and physicality.“Think of Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry. They started as wide men before moving into the middle.last_img read more