Co-founder of Greenpeace offers pipeline defense

first_imgMoore said he left Greenpeace because “it took a sharp turn to the political left and evolved into an organization of extremism and politically motivated agendas”. However, given his background as an environmental activist from 1971 – 1986, Moore has offered a somewhat fresh position on why he believes some environmentalists are off course.He begins his pipeline defense where many other supporters begin, noting Canada depends on its natural resources for much of its economic prosperity.However, he also says no nation in the world has any better environmental standards than this one and he suggests as proposed, this project does nothing to challenge them.- Advertisement -“I don’t think the environmental movement should be in charge of our national energy intrigue policy, they should be critiquing the technology, making sure it’s built as well as it should be,” Moore said. “You know, they’re putting it though mountains so it won’t be susceptible to land slides. There’s no point along this very long pipeline where it’s above ground.”Moore has a PhD in Ecology and a Bachelor of Science in Forest Biology.He notes the goal of environmental movement to end the world wide use of fossil fuels would ultimately result in the death of half the world’s population.Advertisementlast_img read more

Man told Gardai to “f*** off” after picture in pub was damaged

first_imgA man who told Gardai to “fu** off” after a picture had been damaged in a Letterkenny pub has been ordered to pay €100 to charity.Mark Reilly, from Westport in Mayo, was in Donegal for the recent Donegal International Rally on June 22nd. Gardai received a call and when they arrived at McCafferty’s Bar at Lower Main Street, they met Reilly.He was drunk, unable to stand up and proceeded to abuse Gardai by telling them to “f*** off.”The 33-year-old was arrested and charged under the Public Order Act.His solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client should have known better and is embarrassed by what happened but has no recollection of what happened.Judge Paul Kelly added that he also can’t hold his drink.His friends later paid for the damage to the picture, Letterkenny District Court was told.Judge Kelly said that if Reilly paid €100 to the Letterkenny Youth and Community Development fund he would strike the matter out.Man told Gardai to “f*** off” after picture in pub was damaged was last modified: July 16th, 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:courtDamageddrunkMark ReillyMcCafferty’s BarpictureWestportlast_img read more

Plans for major roadworks in Killybegs scrapped following community push back

first_imgPlans to narrow the Shore Road and introduce a one-way system on Killybegs Main Street have been abandoned, it has been reported.The news comes following strong opposition to the changes, with over 100 submissions made to Donegal County Council since the proposal.It is understood that new proposals, including a car park with only one entry and exit point, will go before Donegal County Councillors before being submitted for funding. A spokesperson for the Killybegs Community Council said: “After a public meeting hosted by Killybegs Community Council, over 100 submissions were made to Donegal County Council regarding the development plan for the Diamond Area in Killybegs.“Thanks to these submissions, local councillors heard the strong objections to reducing the width of the Shore Road and to introducing a one-way system from the Main Street to the Shore Road.“It is reported that these changes have now been abandoned. The amended plan will go before all Donegal County Councillors,” the spokesperson added.“This plan is not available for the public to view so any other changes which may or may not have been made cannot be identified by local stakeholders before it goes before the entire Council. “It is positive news that the voices of the local people are beginning to be heard.”Plans for major roadworks in Killybegs scrapped following community push back was last modified: July 17th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Cartoon: The Worm Has Turned

first_imgLast week’s flurry of Twitter DM spam from hacked or phished accounts wasn’t the first instance of that and won’t be the last.As long as people are willing to trust their Twitter log-in information to third parties – and don’t look carefully at URLs before they log into websites – and as long as a small number of bad actors want to pee in the social media swimming pool, this kind of thing will continue happening.And it’s not just the log-in-here-and-we-will-steal-your-password.com’s of the world you have to worry about. Legitimate third-party services whose security isn’t up to snuff could be compromised, and your credentials could be stolen from them. Twitter’s use of OAuth is a big step forward… although the rash of Mobster World spam shows that that isn’t a perfect solution either.Apparently there’s no substitute for ruthlessly and constantly policing your own feed, thoroughly investigating services before you sign up for them, double-checking the URL every time you are about to enter info into a form, and regularly purging your OAuth settings of services you no longer use.Also, to be safe, change your password regularly… you don’t have to be obsessive about it: every three hours or so should be enough. And because erring on the side of caution is always a good idea, fake your own suicide and change your identity at least once a year.And you thought Twitter was going to be fun? Slacker. Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… rob cottingham More Noise to Signal. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#Cartoons#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

Technology & the American Creativity Crisis

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… “For the first time, research shows that American creativity is declining.” That’s the opening salvo in a recent Newsweek story that points to the latest results from the Torrance Tests of Critical Thinking that assess Americans’ “CQ” – creativity quotient.Measuring the CQ involves a series of simple tests to track divergent thinking and other problem-solving skills. These are scored based on fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration. First developed by E. Paul Torrance, researchers have been administering these tests to children as well as tracking their successes as adults since the 1950s. By no means a perfect assessment of creativity, the CQ scores of kids do seem nevertheless to be a prediction of their “creative accomplishments” as adults. “Those who came up with more good ideas on Torrance’s tasks grew up to be entrepreneurs, inventors, college presidents, authors, doctors, diplomats, and software developers,” write Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, authors of the Newsweek article. “The correlation to lifetime creative accomplishment was more than three times stronger for childhood creativity than childhood IQ.” Who’s to Blame?Video Games: It’s no surprise that the Newsweek article is quick to blame television and video games for dulling our children’s creativity, even though the authors admit that there is no conclusive evidence that they’re the culprit.Game designer Raph Koster responded to the article on his blog, suggesting that games can encourage, not dampen problem solving. He admits that “many games these days “come with the answers” – there’s only one way to solve the puzzles they present – a “through line” that was created by the designers.” But he notes that the Newsweek article points to the creation of “paracosms” – detailed imaginary worlds – as being strongly correlated with winning a MacArthur “Genius Grant” as an adult. And rich fantasy play is arguably an important part of much video game-play. Measure the wrong thing, get the wrong thing. – Vicki DavisSchools: Despite the relatively easy target of video games as responsible for the decline in kids’ creativity (I guess blaming rock music for the decline of Western Civilization is no longer acceptable), it’s the American school system that seems to shoulder most of the responsibility, according to the Newsweek article. Instead of encouraging creativity, teachers must adhere to curriculum standards and regular testing. As teacher Vicki Davis notes, “Measure the wrong thing, get the wrong thing. Our students are a product of the formula of measurement we use to gauge progress.”Who Can Solve the Problem?Finger-pointing – at teachers or at video-game makers or at the entertainment industry – does little to address the decline in Americans’ CQ. And if, as the Newsweek headline suggests, this is a “crisis,” then it seems as though the tech industry – an industry that both fosters and relies on creative thinking and on innovation – should probably take notice and take action.Koster suggests that game developers respond to this CQ decline by attempting “to make games that encourage creative thinking, if not out of some sense of civic or moral obligation, then as a way of “paying it forward” – something made us creative enough to make the games in the first place, so we shouldn’t hog all the fun.” Similarly, there are many opportunities for creators of education technologies to design products and services that don’t just make kids better standardized test-takers, but make them skilled problem-solvers.The Newsweek article concludes that “Creativity has always been prized in American society, but it’s never really been understood. While our creativity scores decline unchecked, the current national strategy for creativity consists of little more than praying for a Greek muse to drop by our houses. The problems we face now, and in the future, simply demand that we do more than just hope for inspiration to strike. Fortunately, the science can help: we know the steps to lead that elusive muse right to our doors.” Can technology help develop more creative thinkers as well? Or will it continue to be seen as part of the problem? Tags:#Analysis#start Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watterscenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Twitter Was Born 5 Years Ago Today, @Jack Tweets the Story

first_imgRelated Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit It was a year later that I joined Twitter, personally. It was still small but very hyped up among San Francisco tech lovers. I thought it sounded like a waste of time, but signed up to try and catch some news at South by Southwest. Four years later, Twitter has changed my life dramatically. Thanks Jack and team for taking that leap. I look forward to reading Jack’s tweets about Twitter history over the next few weeks.What are your first memories of Twitter, readers? marshall kirkpatrick “5 years ago today we started programming Twitter (‘twttr’ for short). 8 days later the first tweet was sent: http://t.co/Vi5ii5A #twttr,” Tweeted Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey this afternoon. To mark the date, Dorsey is posting messages right now recounting the world-changing social network’s origins. We’ve embedded his messages below. It’s pretty heart warming. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#twitter#web last_img read more

Kat Tolentino comes alive to lead Lady Eagles rally

first_imgUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Tigresses bare teeth in win over Lady Maroons Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post PLAY LIST 02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “People shouldn’t count my outside hitters out,” said Almadro as his team improved to 2-1 and tie University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas for the second spot.“I’m sure we’ll have a bright future, we should believe in what we’re doing and trust each other. We’re working double time so there’s no reason to doubt us,” added Almadro.Ateneo and FEU were locked in a 12-12 stalemate in the fifth set after an extensive back-and-forth until Kyle Negrito committed two straight errors that put the Lady Eagles up, 14-12.Just as fate had it, Tolentino ended the game with a booming kill for the Lady Eagles’ win.“It shows our determination and maybe we just needed to push because we were down two sets already so we needed that to win,” said Tolentino.ADVERTISEMENT Tolentino woke up from her slumber in time to lead the Lady Eagles to a stunning comeback win over the Lady Tamaraws, 14-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-18, 15-12.“I realized I just can’t stand there and tip the ball out, I have to spike it with power and how I normally do it,” said Tolentino. “I changed my mindset in the next three sets.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAteneo was on the brink of defeat with the Lady Tamaraws silencing the predominantly Lady Eagles crowd of 4,100 after the first two sets.Yet like a phoenix emerging from ashes, the Lady Eagles erupted that led head coach Oliver Almadro give out a spirited speech after the game. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Kat Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—There were essentially two versions of Kat Tolentino when Ateneo faced Far Eastern University in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday.First was the dormant Tolentino that scored just two points in the first two sets and the other one was the exact opposite who flat out dominated the Lady Tamaraws in the next three sets.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more