Drogba played club football in six different countries in total, with the majority of his success coming in France and England.He won the Premier League Golden Boot in 2006-07 and 2009-10, netting 104 times in the English top flight in total, and also scored a dramatic late equaliser when Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties in the Champions League final six years ago.Drogba’s last game was Phoenix’s 1-0 loss to Louisville City in the USL Cup final on November 8.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Drogba celebrates with ChelseaLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Ivory Coast and Chelsea great Didier Drogba announced his retirement on Wednesday after a 20-year career.The 40-year-old scored 164 goals in 381 appearances for Chelsea, winning four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the 2012 Champions League, while he is also Ivory Coast’s all-time record goalscorer with 65.Drogba most recently played for Phoenix Rising in the United Soccer League.“I wanna thank all the players, managers, teams and fans that I have met and made this journey one of a kind,” he wrote in a statement on Twitter.“If anyone tells you your dreams are too big, just say thank you and work harder and smarter to turn them into a reality.”
A North Jersey Section Group 4 state title looked to be in the cards for Bush’s team in 2016, as they entered the championship game with the record of 9-2, going up against Sayreville War Memorial High School.Middletown North quarterback Donald Glenn eludes the rush and throws the final touchdown pass of his high school career at Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium. Photo courtesy of Rich ChrampanisAfter yet another touchdown pass between Glenn and wide receiver Brendan Kube – surely a sight that North fans across Middletown will miss – and a touchdown run by Connor Welsh, the Lions looked like they were going to cruise on to a state title.After some tough running by Sayreville and a Glenn pick-six in the third quarter, the game slipped away from Middletown North, who fell 41-14 at Rutgers University last Saturday morning.“I think we just kind of let that game get away from us a little bit,” Bush said. “We’ve been pretty good about taking care of the ball this year and we just had some crucial turnovers that sort of turned the tide. We got behind and played into the wind in the fourth quarter and then it was just a little difficult to try to come back from that; it just snowballed a little bit from there.”Despite the tough loss, there were many highs for the Lions to be proud of in 2016.Donald Glenn emerged as one of the best quarterbacks in Shore Conference history. The Wagner College-commit was masterful in his senior season, lighting up scoreboards across the Shore Conference to the tune of 23 touchdowns and only six interceptions. According to Bush, Glenn ended his Middletown North tenure as the high school career leader in passing yards in the Shore.Middletown North’s Connor Welsh shakes off a defender on the way to the Lions second touchdown in the North 2 Group 4 state championship game. Photo courtesy of Rich ChrampanisDefensive stalwarts like Dwight Wilkerson, Austin DeWise and Nick Kish helped anchor a defense that shut out top-tier offenses week in and week out. The Lions held Eddie Morales and the explosive Howell High School offense to a single touchdown in their Week 3 meeting, and stymied Ocean Township quarterback and University of Pittsburgh commit Kenny Pickett to only eight points in Week 8.Easily the most notable win in 2016, which featured both a great game from Glenn and the defense, was the 24-6 upset where Middletown North captured their first Turkey Day win over Middletown South since 2000. Glenn had a completion rate just a hair under 70% while throwing for 326 yards and 3 TD’s, and South only mustered up six points with a touchdown pass in garbage time.Bush could not say enough about this quarterback, who has been his man under center since taking over the Middletown North football program four years ago.“He’s done a great job for us,” Bush said. “Even when he was a freshman, he got thrown into the starting huddle with seniors and really handled that whole thing well. Each year he just got a little more mature and a little more confident, a little more understanding of what we’re trying to get done offensively.”With the foundation that Bush has laid in Middletown, there is room for the Lions to grow in future seasons, something the fourth-year coach looks to at the start of each new year.“I’ve always talked about trying to take it one step further than we did the year before, and we’ve kind of done that each year here,” Bush said. By Jay CookIt was so close to being a year for the history books for Middletown North football.In a season where the Lions again progressed leaps and bounds, yet just missed out on capturing a state title under the tutelage of head coach Steve Bush, there is much to be excited about for the future of football over on Tindall Road.“The kids have worked really hard, I think we kind of gained more and more confi- dence each year, and just got that understanding of what we’re tr ying to accomplish schematically. They did a good job and star ted to win some more games each year, and knowing what they were capable of doing,” Bush said in a conversation Monday.
Launched in Canada in 2010, the Drive 4UR Community program is a Ford’s pillar test drive fundraising program.The program is a fun and exciting way to engage schools and local community causes and support their fundraising efforts.Ford Dealerships partner with a local school or community organization to conduct a test drive event together. For every valid test drive completed at the event, Ford of Canada donates $20 to the cause – up to a maximum of $6,000.Nelson Minor Hockey was the recipient of a donation of $2600 to help the program through the upcoming season.On hand for the presentation were Ike Braga and Gerry Cesa of Nelson Ford andLisa Upper, Brad Ouchi, Derrick Bruce and Kim Osika from Nelson Minor Hockey. Gerry Cesa, Ike Braga and the friendly staff at Nelson Ford were all too quick to help out Nelson Minor Hockey with the recent Drive 4UR Community fundraiser.
With the good weather forecasted over the next few days, the sun will be shining on volunteers who will be out again as part of the Big Donegal Clean CleanupsClean ups are planned for Ballyliffin, Clonmany, Carndonagh, Glenties, Falcarragh and the Glebe Letterkenny.“This year’s response to the Big Donegal Clean Up has once again been outstanding. The work done by communities across Donegal is tremendous and the results are there for everyone to see” says Suzanne Brogan Waste Awareness Officer with Donegal County Council. A few of the volunteers from the Lurgybrack Text Alert Group who took part in their big Clean up at the weekend.“I would ask those that drop litter without a second thought or dump rubbish illegally, to think again and to remember that every piece of litter dropped or bag of rubbish dumped is not only illegal but is an insult to the great work that is done by people all over Donegal and causes serious damage to our wildlife and environment.“We have been inundated with requests from groups and individuals to take part and it just shows the great sense of pride that people have in their own areas.“We would encourage everyone to do their bit and get involved in a local clean-up. The Council provides bags, pickers and high vis vests and then collects the rubbish from designated points at agreed times”.Some young volunteers who took part in the Big Fanad Clean Up at the weekend which was organised by the Fanad Clean Coasts Group and Fanad Community Group.This weekend’s clean-ups will take place as follows: • Ballyliffin Tidy Towns Friday 19 April, starting at 11am meeting at Pollen Beach Car Park.• Clonmany Tidy Towns are having a big clean up of Urris, Dunaff, Leenan and surrounding areas on Friday 19 April and there are two meeting points; St. Marys Hall, Clonmany and Tiernasligo, Urris at 10am.• Carndonagh Tidy Towns on Friday 19 April, meeting in the Carndonagh Council Offices Car Park at 11.00am• Glenties Tidy Towns and Market Hall Group, are having a their Big Annual Good Friday Clean up on 19 April meeting at the Market Hall, at 10.00am• Falcarragh Clean Coasts are having a clean-up and planting Marram Grass on Drumnatinney Beach on Saturday 20 April at 12.30pm. • Glebe Residents Association is having a clean-up on Sunday 21 April meeting at 11am.Some of the volunteers that took part in a Clean up in Gortahork at the weekend.Sun set to shine on community clean-up volunteers this weekend was last modified: April 18th, 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:cleanupscouncildonegal
(Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 No scientific rigor needed. Just say “It evolved.”As a presumed law of nature, Darwin’s mechanism of natural selection serves as an instance of Finagle’s Constant: “that quantity which, when added to, subtracted from, multiplied or divided by the answer you got, gives you the answer you should have gotten.” Darwinism, with its jargon like “selective pressure” and “evolutionary advantage,” transmogrifies any speculation into the appearance of scientific explanation so that Darwin’s story survives—no matter what—as the answer the scientist should have gotten. Here are some recent examples.Looking different to your parents can be an evolutionary advantage (PhysOrg). Look for the high perhapsimaybecouldness index in Darwinian explanations, like this one: “Looking different to your parents can provide species with a way to escape evolutionary dead ends,” a UK Darwinist said. But if it “can” provide a “way” it also “might” not provide a way. No matter what happens, the evolutionist could explain it as the result of selection pressure.Large human brain evolved as a result of ‘sizing each other up’ (Science Daily). This explanation dodges what Darwinian evolution is all about, claiming, “Humans have evolved a disproportionately large brain as a result of sizing each other up in large cooperative social groups, researchers have proposed.” Did humans size each other up on purpose? That would be intelligent design. The claim humans “have evolved” large brains serves only to provide affirmation to consensus ideology. But it also suggests that the scientists saying this are only sizing each other up, not trying to get to the truth.Mosquitoes boost body armor to resist insecticide attack (PNAS). The mosquitoes with more cuticle are more resistant to spray, just like shorter cave explorers are resistant to bumping their heads. Does the Darwinian angle explain where the cuticle came from in the first place? Does it enhance “our understanding of how insects evolve,” as the authors suggest? There’s a lot more to an insect than a given quantity of cuticle.Widespread adaptive evolution during repeated evolutionary radiations in New World lupins (Nature Communications). The authors of this paper admit, “The evolutionary processes that drive rapid species diversification are poorly understood.” That’s 157 years, mind you, after Darwin wrote about the origin of species. Nevertheless, these authors toss out phrases like “the evolution of perenniality” and “regulatory evolution” and “morphological evolution” as if they understand what they are talking about. They try to improve on Darwin’s story with a new tale of “accelerated Darwinian evolution” which, without rigor, reduces to a theory of “stuff happening faster.”How the snake got its extra-long body (The Conversation). This headline, in classic Kipling just-so-story form, promises a story for children (see also PhysOrg copy). John Mulley of Bangor University presents genetic experiments on mice that follow what happens when a developmental gene is artificially switched on and off. Mulley offers only “tantalizing glimpses,” since many genes for vertebrae development interact in complex regulatory networks. Mice develop more vertebrate if a certain Oct4 gene is left on longer than normal, but the mutants suffer a “trade off” in limb length that reduces their fitness. So are the mice becoming snakes? What would they eat, if not themselves? The story becomes a tale told:But the researchers were able to catch tantalising glimpses of regions of DNA that were the same between mice and snakes and that may be involved in regulating the Oct4 gene. This included some DNA that seemed to have been rearranged in snakes, possibly affecting their activity.Regulatory evolution of Tbx5 and the origin of paired appendages (PNAS). A good work of fiction starts with a conflict. These scientists write, “Although paired appendages are important in performing complex movements, including swimming, burrowing, and flying, their evolutionary origin remains elusive.” Darwin to the rescue! They find a gene associated with paired fins, but how about that “evolutionary origin” they spoke of? Well, that Tbx5 gene “may have had its origins in Paleozoic jawless taxa,” they say. It “might be associated with the evolution of pectoral fins,” they say. A lot of things “may” or “might” have happened. Almost anything fits that kind of explanation.Tracing the evolution of bird reproduction (Science Daily). That phrase “the evolution of” warns that circular reasoning is approaching. Scientifically, the question should be, “Did it evolve?” These authors say nothing about mutation or selection. Instead, they line up dinosaurs and birds in an evolutionary row, place them on an evolutionary timeline, and turn on the black lights that make Darwin glow:What really did come first — the chicken or the egg? Birds’ reproductive biology is dramatically different from that of any other living vertebrates, and ornithologists and paleontologists have long wondered how and when the unique features of bird reproduction originated. A new Review in The Auk: Ornithological Advances examines answers from three sources — modern birds, fossils of primitive birds, and fossils of the dinosaurs from which birds are descended — to shed new light on the subject.This Mysterious Gliding Mammal Is a ‘Sister’ to Primates (Live Science). There’s no way Mindy Weisberger could know that gliding colugos are sisters to primates except by assuming they evolved, but even evolutionists themselves “have debated colugos’ lineage for the past century.” Genome comparisons, though confusing, “could help scientists develop a clearer picture of evolution in the earliest primates, the researchers suggested.” This storybook comes with pictures!Humans pack an efficient bite, but at a cost (PhysOrg). There’s a lot of wiggle room in this tale. The plot line, however (Darwinism), is inviolate. With Finagle’s Constant in the toolkit, though, you can have it your way like Burger King advertises.The researchers interpret our results to suggest that human craniofacial evolution was probably not driven by selection for high magnitude unilateral biting, and that increased jaw muscle efficiency in humans is likely to be a secondary byproduct of selection for some function unrelated to forceful biting behaviors. These results are consistent with the hypothesis that a shift to softer foods and/or the innovation of pre-oral food processing techniques relaxed selective pressures maintaining craniofacial features that favor forceful biting and chewing behaviors, leading to the characteristically small and slender faces of modern humans.Inspired by evolution: A simple treatment for breathing problem among premature infants: Device developed by UCLA scientists tricks newborns’ brains into thinking that they’re running (Science Daily). Everyone is happy when research helps infants. How much, though, does Darwinism contribute to the benefit? The connection is not clear, but it makes for a comforting story plot.As humans evolved over many thousands of years, our bodies developed a system to help us when we start running and suddenly need more oxygen. Now, using that innate reflex as inspiration, UCLA researchers have developed a noninvasive way to treat potentially harmful breathing problems in babies who were born prematurely.How, exactly, were the researchers “inspired by evolution” to intelligently design a device for infants?The device is a pager-sized box with wires that connect to small disks which are placed on the skin over the joints of the feet and hands. (Placing them on the hands is another nod to how the human body evolved: Early humans ran on all fours, so nerves in the hands are still involved in signaling the brain that the body is running.) Once the battery-powered machine is turned on, the disks gently vibrate, which triggers nerve fibers to alert the brain that the limb is moving.It’s not clear whether parents need to know the Darwinian backstory. They might just as easily assume that the reflex was designed for human infants who use all fours until they are mature enough to walk upright. Adults benefit from the reflex without input from the hands, so what does Darwin have to do with it?Ice age fashion showdown: Neanderthal capes versus human hoodies (New Scientist). We reported this story line last week (8/06/15); New Scientist added their take with a photo of a really stupid-looking Neanderthal model in a museum apparently not knowing how to dress for success. Of course, paleontologists don’t even know if Neanderthals were naturists or fancy dressers with furry parkas, even though they somehow survived the Darwin Fitness Challenge for hundreds of thousands of years (according to the storybook). The discovery of beads and ochre suggests that Neanderthals did have a sense for style. But the story goes on, in spite of that evidence. New Scientist pictures modern humans decked out with fancy duds, reinforcing the fictional story of evolutionary progress.Each culture has its gurus—the people in the know—who explain to the masses why things are the way they are. Darwinians provide the same function that Homer and Hesiod did for the ancient Greeks, only the Darwinians’ mythical gods are really dumb. Their gods of Mutation and Natural Selection only know two words, “Stuff Happens.” Instead of cavorting on Mt. Olympus, the Darwinian gods, and their agent spirits named “Selection Pressure” and “Evolutionary Force,” act blindly everywhere, doing whatever stuff the gods of Mutation and Natural Selection want to happen for the moment. When the spirits act fast, the gurus speak of “rapid diversification.” When they don’t act at all, the gurus speak of “evolutionary conservation.” The gurus can explain anomalies by adding new sub-plots, like “kin selection,” without sacrificing the main plot. They can insert magical elements by chanting spells conjuring up innovation, novelty, or adaptation, providing only enough detail to provide “tantalizing glimpses” so that peasants keep coming back for more. No matter what happens, the never-ending story provides a comforting sense of Enlightenment to the masses. In thanks for the Enlightenment, they continue offering their sacrificial gifts, and go away satisfied, knowing that the gurus have “shed light on evolution.”Black light is the perfect light for evolutionist gurus to keep the deception going. It makes things glow in the dark. What ruins the glow is sunshine, which they hate. That’s why Jesus said that people love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil (John 3:19). Darwinian black light gives an illusion of understanding while allowing people to go on committing their evil deeds. What’s more evil than denying one’s Creator? The overpowering bright light of truth is painful to those with dark-adapted eyes, so they scurry back into the cave, not because they think it’s dark, but because they think it’s light. They prefer the black light that provides a fluorescent, mesmerizing glow on their fictional fantasy story. They hate the broad-spectrum light that exposes the story as a sham.Come to the light, Jesus calls out to those who love truth (John 3:19-20).
“I trust that this move will further cement the regional conservation role that the Kruger Park has assumed since the establishment of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park,” Kruger National Park MD Bandile Mkhize said at Skukuza this week. Source: BuaNews The South African National Parks Veterinary Wildlife Services’ game capture team, led by Dr Markus Hofmeyr, captured four young adult elephant bulls in the southern area of the park this week, and will capture two adult elephant bulls next week. 19 September 2008 The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park includes the Kruger Park, the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe and Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park. Transported by road Meanwhile, the 2008 Kruger Park elephant population census is currently under way. Last year’s census revealed a total of 13 050 elephant in the park. The restoration of Gorongosa is being supported by non-profit US conservation organisation the Carr Foundation, which has recently signed a 20-year co-management agreement with the Mozambican government to run the park. To date, the Carr Foundation has invested over US$10-million (about R81-million) in the park. “We will be using our standard elephant capturing technique of darting the elephants from a helicopter and, after a brief diagnosis of their general health, they’ll be loaded onto trucks and transported by road to Gorongosa,” Hofmeyr explained. “According to the Elephant Population Norms and Standards Document, which was released earlier this year, translocation is an acceptable means of population control,” Mkhize said. “I therefore believe that by helping to re-establish viable elephant populations in other areas, we are not only bringing slight relief to our situation but also helping to repopulate depleted populations elsewhere on the sub continent.” “It will improve the already good working relationship we have with Mozambique.” Elephant population control Translocating elephants is one way in which the park is attempting to control elephant numbers, while heated debates continue over the ethics of reintroducing culling. Private game capture company Specialist Game Services will then transport the elephants to Gorongosa National Park near the Mozambican coastal town of Beira, a distance of over 1 300km. The elephant translocation is just one project where the Kruger National Park and Gorongosa National Park are working together for conservation. Fifty buffalo were translocated from the Skukuza Boma Complex to Gorongosa during 2006 and these will be joined by another consignment of buffalo during 2009. South Africa is sending six elephant bulls from the Kruger National Park to Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, as part of plans to restock the 350 000-hectare park that fell into ruin during Mozambique’s 16-year civil war.
The challenge was to make sure the country was able to develop the necessary technology, Peters said, adding, however, that the local industry would be given ample time to develop such technology before construction started on the nuclear power station. “In February next year or early next year we will be submitting to Cabinet our plan,” said Peters. 23 November 2009 “If, for instance, we build the next generation nuclear fleet of 20 000 megawatts, we estimate that we will create around 70 000 direct jobs in the South African economy,” she said. “This figure will be much higher if we include approximately 300 000 indirect jobs that will be created throughout the entire nuclear value chain.” Peters said that a nuclear power plant would enhance the country’s energy mix, as traditionally South Africa has relied on coal-generated electricity. For South Africa to be able to produce nuclear power, specialised skills would be needed, and the minister said these skills would first be sourced in the country before looking abroad. South Africa could have the first of its new nuclear power plants by 2020 if the Cabinet approves a proposal expected to be put forward by the Department of Energy. The introduction of nuclear technology would also see the creation of thousands of direct and indirect jobs, she said Energy Minister Dipuo Peters announced in Pretoria last week that her ministry was to submit a proposal on the construction of a nuclear power plant to the Cabinet early next year. The department is currently engaging role-players such as the Department of Science and Technology on the plan. Energy security, job creation Source: BuaNews Technology development
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, his son James and former aide Rebekah Brooks will face British lawmakers on Tuesday about the phone-hacking scandal which has engulfed their media empire and rocked police and politicians to the core. The Murdochs will face the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee to answer questions over their involvement in the scandal. News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch and his son James – who is in charge of the company’s European operations – initially declined to appear before the committee but changed their minds after it issued summons for them. Brooks, former chief executive of News International – News Corp’s UK newspaper publishing arm – will appear separately before the committee. On Sunday, she was arrested, interrogated and bailed out in connection with the phone hacking and bribery scandal. Rupert Murdoch’s embattled group has publicly apologised twice during the weekend, promising to make amends in the aftermath of the phone hacking scandal. The company printed apologies in national newspapers on Saturday and Sunday for the wrongdoings and unethical practices adopted by journalists of the now closed News of the World. The MPs have said they have questions over evidence given by Brooks and Andy Coulson – both ex-News of the World editors – at a hearing in 2003. Two senior police figures – Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson and Assistant Commissioner John Yates – who quit over the scandal would also face MPs’ questions, BBC reported. Coulson, who was arrested two weeks ago, resigned as editor of the tabloid due to the phone-hacking allegations, but was later hired by David Cameron as his communications director as leader of the opposition and also later as Prime Minister. Meanwhile, investigations continued into the death of former News of the World journalist Sean Hoare, who had made allegations of phone hacking. Hoare’s body was found at his home on Monday. Police say his death is as yet unexplained but not thought to be suspicious. Hoare was the first to allege that illegal practices were being adopted at the tabloid under the editorship of Andy Coulson.advertisement-With PTI inputs
ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 26: Running back Nick Chubb #27 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates with running back Sony Michel #1 at the conclusion of the game against the Southern University Jaguars on September 26, 2015 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. The Georgia Bulldogs won 48-6. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)Matt Chernoff, a sports talk radio host in Atlanta, posed the following hypothetical question on Twitter this afternoon. Which player would you (Georgia fans) rather have: Todd Gurley or Nick Chubb? Georgia fans If you could have Chubb or Gurley this season, who do you want?— Matt Chernoff (@RealMattlanta) August 26, 2015Gurley, who starred in Athens, Ga., for three seasons, is now a St. Louis Ram. Chubb, meanwhile, burst onto the scene in Gurley’s absence in 2014, rushing for 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns. The majority answer for Georgia fans: Chubb. As of 3:40 p.m. E.T., 19 people had responded to the tweet. The responses: 10 for Chubb and four for Gurley (the other five said stuff like “Churley” or “both”).Some of the responses: @RealMattlanta Chubb. Gurley has a bum knee and Chubb was just as good, if not better last year.— Georgia Native (@Georgia_Native) August 26, [email protected] Chubb all the way. #ChubbSmash— Amen…Go Dawgs (@Amen_GoDawgs) August 26, [email protected] Chubb because QB/WRs are question marks. Will need a back who can not only handle workload, but be more effective bc of it— Matt Berry (@MattBerry05) August 26, [email protected] Gurley, I still think he has more take it to the house speed— Kevin Bearden (@KKevin4268) August 26, 2015Who would you take, Georgia fans?