Cal Poly women defeat Cal State

first_img Erica Rodriguez ran the ball down and rifled a shot toward the goal in the 54th minute that was deflected by a quick flick from Jacqueline Ragudos’ foot and into the net. It was the first goal of the season for Ragudos, who was the CCAA Freshman of the Year last season for the Broncos. Cal Poly/Cal State men’s soccer: Visiting Cal State San Bernardino defeated Cal Poly, 3-0, in CCAA play. The Broncos are five points behind the Coyotes with just two matches remaining. Cal State San Bernardino is tied with Cal State Bakersfield for the final wildcard spot in the conference. The Coyotes (7-8-1, 6-6) struck first in the 13th minute when Brent Vander Eyk scored off a corner kick by Barry Steele. That started a big evening for Vander Eyk, who also assisted on two goals by Lorenzo Loson in a six-minute span late in the game. Vander Eyk made a nice pass to a breaking Loson that he drilled into the net in the 81st minute and he sent a cross that sailed to the far side of the box where Loson got to it and knocked it into the net in the 87th minute. There were no extra periods Wednesday as the Broncos scored once in each half and relied on some sensational goaltending by Vanessa Richardson. The Coyotes (5-9-1, 3-8-1) had some outstanding chances in the latter stages of the second half, but could not get one past Richardson. The Broncos took a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute when Pamela Leyva scored her second goal of the season. That was more than enough offense for the Coyotes, who used a strong defensive effort to frustrate the Broncos (5-10-3, 4-7-1). Cal State San Bernardino goalie Jeff Canada needed to make only one save for the shutout. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! POMONA — Cal Poly Pomona snapped a four-match losing streak by beating Cal State San Bernardino, 2-0, on Wednesday night at Kellogg Field in CCAA women’s soccer. The four losses suffered by the Broncos (5-10-2, 4-6-2) all came by one goal and two of them came in double overtime. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Weeklast_img read more

Irish Water announce plans to fix Falcarragh water debacle

first_imgEngineers from Irish Water held a constructive meeting with elected officials from the Gortahork and Falcarragh area this morning to discuss the utility’s plans to replace two sections of water pipes that are prone to frequent bursts.Councillors were told that Irish Water is committed to delivering water improvement works in Falcarragh and financial approval has been given to progress this through the National Leakage Reduction Programme.This programme is being delivered across Donegal and the rest of the country to replace pipes and repair leaks, targeting and prioritising investment where it is most needed. Irish Water acknowledged the significant ongoing level of disruption to water supply in the area due to regular bursts on the network.Local county councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig welcomed the news of the planned upgrade of the system.The existing pipework is asbestos concrete, a common pipe material used in the 1980s which tends to burst quite frequently as the pipes reach the end of their life cycle.Commenting Kevin Love, Irish Water said: “This is not an acceptable situation and we are aware of the impact on local residents and businesses in the area. We are committed to dealing with the issues highlighted as soon as is achievable. Irish Water agrees with the need to replace these pipes as a matter of urgency and we have reprioritised water mains replacement work in Donegal to bring this project to the top of our list. “Until the upgrade works are completed, Donegal County Council, in partnership with Irish Water, will work to minimise disruptions due to future interruptions to supply by working to prevent bursts, prioritising any outages that might occur and carrying out all repairs as quickly as possible.”The Falcarragh project is currently in the design stage of delivery. This week our regional contractor Farran’s Construction Ltd began site survey works required for design.There are two sections of water mains planned for improvement:Replacement of problematic rising mains to the Cashel reservoir with approximately 1.7km of new rising main.Replacement of problematic water mains on the distribution network with 1.4km of new water mains. This will include new service connections from the new water main to each individual property. Associated to the design of an engineering project such as water pipe replacement there are a number of regulatory requirements which must be met in advance of construction commencement.Irish Water currently plans to commence the construction of this project in Autumn of this year.A spokesman added “We will continue to engage with the local community and elected officials once the detailed design is complete and dates for commencement are available.“Communications will also issue during the delivery of the project to ensure the local community are kept informed of progress. “The completion of this water network improvement project will provide the wider community in Falcarragh with a more reliable secure water supply and also reduce leakage.”Irish Water announce plans to fix Falcarragh water debacle was last modified: September 6th, 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:FalcarraghIrish Watermeetingpipeslast_img read more

Medical Professionals Lambaste the Nature of Ethics

first_imgNature’s editorial on religion and ethics last month (see 12/09/2004 entry) motivated two medical professionals to write in and give the journal a piece of their mind.1  Apparently indignant over the editorial’s patronizing view of religion and its simplistic view of ethics, they made it clear that the scientific establishment is no judge of truth and righteousness.Ben MacArthur, a bone and joint researcher at University of Southampton, reminded Nature that science without dissent is in danger of dogmatism.  He said that science, which has become the “orthodox worldview of the industrialized world,” has become a court from which there is no appeal, and in so doing, has become the mirror image of medieval religious intolerance:As you note in your Editorial, “Where theology matters” (Nature 432, 657; 2004), this is perhaps most clearly seen in medical research.  It is often presented as being carried out purely to relieve pain and maximize personal autonomy.  Yet most religious traditions would disagree with these aims, suggesting that well-being additionally depends upon other, ‘spiritual’, factors such as expressions of love and fulfilment of purpose.    Critical dissent has played a central role in advancing scientific understanding, and the right to dissent should be held in high esteem by scientists.  In the past this dissent has primarily been by thinking scientists against the religious establishment.  It seems ironic that these roles have now been reversed, with much dissent coming from thinking religious communities against the scientific establishment.    Like it or not, such dissent should be accepted, perhaps even embraced, since it may provide a means to a more balanced view of the place of science in society.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Did he have in mind the intelligent design scientists and the creationists as the dissenters that should be embraced?  The context seems to demand it.Stephen McSorley of the University of Connecticut Health Center gave Nature some advice about claiming the moral high ground.  In a tone of righteous indignation, he writes that it’s not just theologians who are morally troubled: on the contrary, the shoe is on the other foot:Your Editorial “Where theology matters” (Nature 432, 657; 2004) fails to mention that it is scientists, not theologians, who are out of step with society.  The seemingly important ethical question, “Why [should society] be denied a medical advance just because some of its members find it morally troubling?”, is disingenuous.    I question the assumption that only a small minority are troubled by the ethics of medical research.  In the United States, scientists who believe that “all scientifically sound lines of research should be pursued simultaneously” are in the minority.  Although US polls reveal a large majority in support of stem-cell research for therapeutic purposes, they also indicate broad support for President Bush’s stance on federal funding restrictions.  Scientific progress within strict ethical limitations seems to be the majority opinion.    Thankfully, we live in a democracy where public policy is decided by elected representatives, not a scientific oligarchy.  A better question is why certain individuals should be allowed to pursue a line of research when most members of our society find it morally troubling. A third letter, by a Indian mathematician, tended to agree with Nature.  Rahul Siddharthan wrote that followers of Eastern religions (Buddhism, Hinduism and others) stress following one’s own path within certain basic ideas of ethics, rather than following the holy writ of ancient texts.  He seemed eager to distance himself from Nature’s characterization of the “‘religions of the book’ that originated in west Asia, and to Christianity in particular.”1Correspondence, Nature 433, 355 (27 January 2005); doi:10.1038/433355a, b, c.Medical professionals may be the awakening giant among allies in the revolution against Darwinism and the naturalistic, secularistic Big Science oligarchy.  Highly intelligent, well trained and compassionate, doctors have no use for a philosophy that glorifies selfishness and survival of the fittest, even though the Darwin Party tries to wiggle its way into the medical schools (see 06/25/2003 entry).  Medical doctors have devoted their lives to the unselfish care of the unfit: the weak, the sick, the poor and needy, unlike followers of eastern religions that have viewed the suffering as better off left alone to work out their karma.*  Western doctors understand morals, love and purpose.  If you are a medical professional, follow the lead of these two bold letter-writers, and voice your opinion.  All that is needed for out-of-touch, dogmatic, disingenuous scientific oligarchies to triumph is for good doctors to say nothing.(Visited 34 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Microloans available for small to medium sized farms

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin offering farm ownership microloans, creating a new financing avenue for farmers to buy and improve property. These microloans will be especially helpful to beginning or underserved farmers, U.S. veterans looking for a career in farming, and those who have small and mid-sized farming operations.“Many producers, especially new and underserved farmers, tell us that access to land is one of the biggest challenges they face in establishing and growing their own farming operation,” Harden said. “USDA is making it easier for new farmers to hit the ground running and get access to the land that they need to establish their farms or improve their property.”The microloan program, which celebrates its third anniversary this year, has been successful, providing more than 16,800 low-interest loans, totaling over $373 million to producers across the country. Microloans have helped farmers and ranchers with operating costs, such as feed, fertilizer, tools, fencing, equipment, and living expenses since 2013. Seventy percent of loans have gone to new farmers.Now, microloans will be available to also help with farm land and building purchases, and soil and water conservation improvements. FSA designed the expanded program to simplify the application process, expand eligibility requirements and expedite smaller real estate loans to help farmers strengthen their operations. Microloans provide up to $50,000 to qualified producers, and can be issued to the applicant directly from the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA).This microloan announcement is another USDA resource for America’s farmers and ranchers to utilize, especially as new and beginning farmers and ranchers look for the assistance they need to get started. To learn more about the FSA microloan program visit www.fsa.usda.gov/microloans, or contact your local FSA office.last_img read more

Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of September 23 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, September 23, 2018:181163 — Vibert — 12 Ox Bow Drive Wilmington181237 — Babine — 6 State Street Wilmington181252 — Boudreau Estate Wilmington181253 — Forrest Towing — 2007 Saturn VUE181260 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — 16 Kenwood Avenue181263 — Fitzmeyer Estate Wilmington181267 — Wilmington Board of Appeals — Nouria Marciello181271 — Wilmington Board of Health — Changes to Regulations(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.org.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

Matter of excellence

first_imgThe tenth edition of Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) is all set to celebrate the best of theatre and stagecraft. META provides a concrete platform to celebrate and promote theatre’s varied elements like playwriting, set design, costume and light design, direction and performance.  It aims at bringing together the best of Indian theatre from the year gone by. Nominations for this year’s edition have been declared which are handpicked from hundreds of entries by the jury that comprises stalwarts like Anup Hazarika, Deepa Punjani Krishnan, Sajitha Madathil, Sudhir Tandon and Vinod Nagpal. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The jury will pick winners in 13 categories including Best Play, Best Director, Best Stage Design, Best Light Design, Best Innovative Sound Design, Best Costume Design, Best Actor in a Lead Role (Male), Best Actor in a Lead Role (Female), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female), Best Original Script, Best Ensemble, and Best Choreographer.A Straight Proposal directed by Happy Ranajit and produced by Unicorn’s Actor Studio  (Delhi, 1 Hour 45 Minutes, Hindi), Aaydaan directed by Sushma Deshpande and produced by Awishkar Theatre (Mumbai, 2 Hours 20 Minutes, Marathi), Chitrapata directed by Manjunath L Badiger and produced by Samasthi (Bengaluru, 85 Minutes, Kannada), Dhou… The Wave directed by Gunakar Dev Goswami  and produced by Purvarang  (Guwahati, 1 Hour 20 Minutes, Assamese), Dreams from my room directed by Chingtham Banikanta Singh and produced by Pan Manipuri Theatre  (Manipur, 50 Minutes, Manipuri), Fall of a King- Burha Manuhor Babe Desh Nai directed by Palash Protim Mech and produced by Oftas  (Assam, 1 Hour 20 Minutes, Assamese), Kaumudi directed by Abhishek Majumdar and produced by Riad Mahmood Education and Arts Foundation and Indian Ensemble  (Bengaluru, 2 Hours 5 Minutes, Hindi), Matthi directed by Jino Joseph and produced by Kathuparamba Malayakalanilayam  (Kerala, 1 Hour 30 Minutes, Malayalam), Rage and Beyond: Irawati’s Gandhari directed by Sanjukta Wagh and produced by Beej  (Mumbai, 65 Minutes, English), Still and Still Moving  directed by Neel Chaudhuri and produced by Tadpole Repertory  (Delhi, 95 Minutes, English, Hindi) are the plays that are nominated in the best plays category.The nominations for the best directors are – Happy Ranajit, Sushma Deshpande, Manjunath L Badiger, Gunakar Dev Goswami, Chingtham Banikanta Singh, Palash Protim Mech, Abhishek Majumdar, Jino Joseph, Sanjukta Wagh and Neel Chaudhuri. When: March 27 Where: The Taj Mahal Hotellast_img read more

50yearold patient dies at Ruby Hospital family alleges negligence

first_imgKolkata: A 50-year-old woman died of alleged medical negligence at Ruby General Hospital off EM Bypass on Friday morning.A resident of Thakurnagar (North 24 Parganas), the deceased Arupa Dey was admitted to hospital on August 8. Dey was a popular singer in the district.”Soon after Arupa had an operation some days back, her health started deteriorating. There must have been some problems in the operation procedure as other complications developed after it. The hospital authorities should have taken proper precautionary measures during the surgery and post operative period,” the deceased woman’s sister Mishmi Roy Banik said. The family members of the victim started agitating and a police team from the Anandapur police station rushed to the spot and brought situations under control. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe police have assured a thorough probe into the matter if they lodge a complaint in this regard.In a written statement, the hospital has denied any medical negligence on their part.”She was presented with an advanced stage of tongue cancer and underwent an extensive major operation of nearly 12 hours duration. In the operation, there was total removal of tongue with partial removal of voice box and reconstruction with free flap. Before the patient had her operation, the patient and her family were explained about the advanced nature of the cancer and the high rate of post operative mortality,” the statement read. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to the hospital, the operation was conducted by a team of expert oncologists of the hospital. The patient was gradually recovering after the operation without having any major complications for nearly two weeks. However, she developed fever due to sepsis and malaria was also detected.”We tried hard but she passed away due to multi-organ failure,” a spokesperson of the hospital said.In recent times, there have been a number of cases of deaths due to alleged negligence at private hospitals in the city. In case of death of Sanjoy Roy at Apollo Gleneagles hospital in February 2017, the West Bengal Medical Council had gone to the extent of suspending licences of two doctors of the hospital for six months.Days before Roy’s death, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had pulled up various private hospitals and nursing homes for their alleged high hospital charges/fees. Out of 2,088 hospitals and nursing homes, 70 were issued showcause notices in Kolkata and 33 had their licences cancelled.last_img read more

The Latest Wearable Tech Buzz Its For the Bees

first_imgJanuary 27, 2014 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Wearable tech is the next big thing, with everything from smart rings to fitness monitors built into clothing creating buzz. Scientists in Australia, however, already have a jump on the trend. The tiny sensors they’ve created are hovering around flower gardens all over the state of Tasmania, attached to honeybees.Measuring just 2.5mm square, the sensors work much like the E-Z Pass toll-road mechanisms used around the U.S. An RFID sensor on each bee tracks when it passes a particular checkpoint and that data is then passed to a central location and will be compiled with data from other bees. The scientists will then be able to build a model of where, when and how the bees move about their environment.Why all the concern about the movements of bees? Dr. Paulo de Souza, a scientist at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and leader of the project, explained in a press release. “Using this technology, we aim to understand the bee’s relationship with its environment. This should help us understand optimal productivity conditions as well as further our knowledge of the cause of colony collapse.”Colony Collapse Disorder is a poorly-understood phenomenon that has been causing the destruction of bee colonies around the world, raising concern among scientists and farmers alike as bees serve an incredibly important role in the pollination of crops.“Bees are social insects,” said Dr. de Souza, “that return to the same point and operate on a very predictable schedule… we’ll be able to recognize very quickly when their activity shows variation and identify the cause.”One might wonder how a scientist would go about attaching anything to a tiny, buzzing insect. The answer might surprise you. The bees are actually refrigerated for a short time, which puts them in a state of rest, essentially sending them into hibernation long enough for the sensors to be affixed to their backs with adhesive.Dr. de Souza assured anyone potentially concerned for the bees’ safety that neither the process nor the sensor itself is harmful, and neither affects how the bees fly or act in their day-to-day activities.Now imagine if someday we could affix super-tiny GoPro cameras to bees. That would be one frenetic video clip.What crazy apps and gadgets have you come across lately? Let us know by emailing us at FarOutTech@entrepreneur.com or by telling us in the comments below. 3 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more