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Allied Bakeries boss leaves in management shake-up

first_imgAllied Bakeries managing director Jon Jenkins is leaving the business as part of a management shake-up.Jenkins (pictured), who joined the bakery firm four years ago, is now looking at other career options at Allied owner Associated British Foods (ABF). Before joining Allied, he had driven strong growth and development at tea supplier Twinings, which is also owned by ABF.Kingsmill and Allinson’s producer Allied is moving to a joint leadership structure, with Liam McNamara assuming full commercial responsibility for the business and Nick Law overseeing the supply chain.McNamara, who was also at Twinings before joining Allied two years ago, has been the bakery firm’s commercial director since 2017. Law is a 20-year veteran of Allied, and was appointed operations director in 2008.The shake-up follows a difficult trading period for Allied, which most recently saw the business announce the loss of its largest own-label supply contract. Ending in 2020, the loss of the Tesco contract has forced the business to make a £65m impairment charge against its income.Allied has been making a financial loss for some years, although this had been forecast to fall this year.In a statement on the departure of Jenkins, Allied said it continued to operate under challenging market conditions.“We have therefore undertaken a detailed review of the business to optimise our operations for the future and have implemented a number of changes to our senior management team as a result.”The company added that, under Jenkins’ leadership, the business had significantly reduced costs, improved product quality and rebranded the range. It said Allinson’s was now the fastest-growing fresh wrapped bread brand in the UK.“We would like to acknowledge and thank Jon for his significant contribution to Allied Bakeries,” it stated. “Jon joined our business from Twinings, where he had an extremely successful career and is now exploring other career options within the ABF Group.”last_img read more

Long Island Fall Festivals and Street Fairs 2015

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York As summer turns to autumn, harvest time returns and with it, the annual celebrations culminating in fall festivals across Long Island.The events include gatherings dedicated to apples, garlic—even pickles—although most are simply dedicated to all things fall, such as scarecrows, corn husking and jack ‘o lantern making.Here are more than 60 fall fairs in Nassau and Suffolk counties scheduled through October:Long Island FairContinuing a 173-year tradition, this is one of America’s oldest agricultural festivals and is so big it can’t be limited to one weekend. Contestants can face off in corn-husking and scarecrow building events in addition to guessing the weight of a giant pumpkin. Attractions include a petting zoo, live music and dancing as well as pony, tractor and carnival rides. Fairgoers will also find magic shows, stilt walkers, puppets, juggling, storytelling, Civil War reenactments and other historical demonstrations. Not to mention all the mouthwatering fall fair foods, such as candied apples, pumpkins, organic veggies, fresh-made candy, giant turkey legs and funnel cakes. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. lifair.org $12 adults, $8 seniors and kids ages 5-12, kids under 5 free, $5 senior citizen Fridays, $7 10 a.m.-noon Early Bird Special. 10 a.m.-5p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday. The fair runs Sept. 25, 26, 27 and Oct. 2, 3 and 4.Harvest Day FestivalThis annual event will have costumed trade and craft people demonstrating candle making, beekeeping, blacksmithing, basketry, decoy carving and many other traditional skills. Southampton Historical Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept 26.Valley Stream Community FestThis annual, one-day celebration of the uniqueness of Valley Stream through its culture,visual and performing arts, food, service organizations and activities is geared toward families and one truly fun-filled day. Rockaway Avenue between Sunrise Hwy. and Merrick Rd., Valley Stream. vscommunityfest.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 26.St. Margaret’s Fall FairGames, vendors, food, antiques, bounce house, raffles and prizes. St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 1000 Washington Ave., Plainview. stmargaretepiscopal.org Free. 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Sept. 26.Wildwood Fall FestivalArts and crafts, magicians, music, petting zoo, pony rides and face painting! A great time indeed! Wildwood State Park, Hulse Landing Rd., Wading River. www.nysparks.com $10 parking, free with Empire Pass. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 26.Fish Hatchery Fall FestivalA pumpkin patch, petting zoo, live music, bounce castle, games, food, live animal encounters, and fishing for kids 12 and under. 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor. cshfa.org $6 adults, $4 kids and seniors, members free. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sept. 26.Festival by the SeaLive music, great food, inflatable rides, children’s shows, clam-eating and rib-eating contests, sand sculptures, pony rides, circus acts, games and give-aways, a petting zoo and more! Lido Beach Town Park, 630 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach. toh.li Free. 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Sept. 27.Fall Garden and Harvest FestivalThis annual event features horticultural displays and demonstrations, kid-friendly activities, food, live music, tours of the dahlia garden, a model-train exhibit, local artisans and vendors, pumpkin painting and hayrides. Bayard Cutting Arboretum, 440 Montauk Hwy. Great River. bayardcuttingarboretum.com $15 per car, $7 with Empire Passport. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 26, Sept. 27.Merrick Fall Festival and Street FairGames, rides, food, crafts, jewelry. Chamber of Commerce, adjacent to the LIRR train station, Merrick. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 26, Sept. 27.Septemberfest“A Modern Harvest of Fun,” including art, music, dance, food, a chowder contest and the history of the community. Agwam Park, 23 Main St., Southampton. southamptonseptfest.org Free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 27.Seaford Annual Harvest FairCheck out the pumpkin patch, food, pastries, crafts, raffles, entertainment, and the scarecrow contest! Seaford Historical Museum, 3890 Waverly Ave., Seaford. seafordhistoricalsociety.org Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 27.Village Day Fall FestivalA petting zoo, pony rides and pumpkin painting are just some of the festivities planned. There will also be award-winning artisanal cheeses, fresh baked goods, apple cider and Horman pickles. Guggenheim Estate Golden Honey from the Preserve’s hives has been harvested in time for the fair. Pizza and refreshments available. Be sure to take a hayride around the Great Lawn to enjoy the foliage. Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. thesandspointpreserve.com $20 per car, $10 with pass 12-5 p.m. Sept. 27.West Islip Country FairMore than 300 craft vendors, along with line dancing and square dancing, children’s bounce house and slide, petting zoo, a magician, face painting, sand art, food, music and more. West Islip Library Grounds, Higbie Lane and Montauk Hwy., West Islip. westislipcountryfair.com Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27.Caleb Smith Preserve Fall FestivalEnjoy the outdoors at this second annual festival with nature and bird-watching tours, honey-bee and fly-fishing demonstrations, Native American and colonial reenactments, as well as more standard entertainment such as antique cars, face painting and of course, food and ice cream. Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W Jericho Tpke., Smithtown. friendsofcalebsmith.org $10/car. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 27.Fall Harvest FestivalHay rides? Check. Live music? Check again. Corn maze, face painting, inflatable rides and pick your own pumpkins? Check, check, check and check again. This month-long, weekends-only fall fest has all that and more! Borellas Farm Stand, 485 Edgewood Ave., St. James. borellasfarmstand.com $12. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in October though Columbus Day.Levittown Fall Family Festival and Street FairPetting zoo, entertainment, pumpkin patch, crafts, exhibits, face painting and raffles? Uh, can you say, “Sign us up!”? Veterans Memorial Park, Shelter Lane, Levittown. levittownchamber.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 3Sayville Apple FestivalApple-themed cooking contests, carnival, live music as well as arts and crafts. The Islip Grange, Broadway Ave., Sayville. Free.10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 3.Lynbrook ExpoCar show, rides, games, vendors, food and live entertainment. Greis Park, 55 Wilbur St., Lynbrook. greaternewyorkregion.org/event/lynbrook-expo/ Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 3.Amityville Apple FestivalThe freshest New York State apples will be on sale while festival goers can enjoy live music at the Showmobile, a DJ at the Gazebo, sidewalk sale, magician, children’s craft area and more. An antique sale will be held in Lauder Museum parking lot. Park Avenue Memorial School, 140 Park Ave., Amityville. Facebook.com/AmityvilleAppleFestival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3.Pumpkin Fest 2015 Cornell Cooperative Extension Long Island Autumn FestivalLive music, pumpkin picking and decorating, carnival rides and games, wagon rides and more! Suffolk County Farm & Education Center, 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank. longislandbrowser.com 11 a.m. Oct. 3, Oct. 4Fall Family Festival WeekendBounce house and potato sack races for the kids, beer tastings for the grownups, Billy Joel tribute band for everyone to enjoy! Also “trick or treating” and a costume parade. Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay. plantingfields.org $20/vehicle. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 3, Oct. 4San Gennaro Feast of the HamptonsRides, music, arts and crafts and lots of luscious, sauce-drenched, soul-soothing Italian food. Don’t miss the Grucci fireworks display on Saturday night! Hampton Bays train station, Good Ground Round, Hampton Bays. SanGennaroFeastOfTheHamptons.com 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 3, Oct. 4.Fall FestivalWhat was colonial life like? Find out at the Fall Festival at Sagtikos Manor. Watch the 3rd NY Revolutionary Regiment perform maneuvers. Then take a cemetery tour and listen to the history of the family members who reside there. Activities include crafts for children, old-fashioned games and other historic activities. Sagtikos Manor, Montauk Hwy. between Manor Lane and Gardiner Drive, West Bay Shore. sagtikosmanor.com $7/person or $25/family of 4, free under 3. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 4.Plainview-Old Bethpage Craft & Gift FairArts and crafts plus local artisans offering endless possibilities of gifts: birthdays, holidays, and every days? C’mon. You know this is the spot! Old Country Road, Plainview. nassaucountycraftshows.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4.Babylon Fall FestivalHay rides, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, live music, fresh food and face painting. Town Hall Park, 200 East Sunrise Hwy., Lindenhurst. townofbabylon.com Free. 12-3 p.m. Oct. 10.Family Fall and Halloween FestivalFall is the season for family fun, whether it’s heading down to the pumpkin patch with the lil ones, gathering round the campfire with some hot, steaming pumpkin lattes, or just simply enjoying a fresh, piping hot home-baked pumpkin pie together. Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, 7800 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. oysterbaytown.com Free. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 10.Plant & SingPeople gather to plant garlic and harvest fall crops, transforming the fields and the work itself with festive songs, dances, recitations and meals. When the work is done, it’s time to enjoy the world-class festival of Bluegrass and Traditional American Music on the expansive waterfront lawn. On Saturday night you can BYOB for the crab boil and garlic shuck while you jam out to to the music. Sunday will have music all day long, plus food trucks, kids’ activities, demonstrations and a lot more!. Sylvester Manor, 55 Manhanset Rd., Shelter Island Heights. plantandsing.com $25 for Saturday night, $40 for Sunday, kids under 12 free. 6 p.m. Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-late night Oct. 11.Mill Neck Manor Fall Harvest FestivalAlso known as Apple Fest, attendees here can visit the Cheese House, a country store, raffles, children’s games as well as arts and crafts. There’s seasonable produce and grilled bratwurst, but they had us at “Cheese House.” Lol. Mill Neck Manor, 40 Frost Mill Rd., Mill Neck. millneck.org Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10, 11.Fall Arts & Crafts ShowPaintings, pottery, photography, jewelry, wood furniture, shell art, blown glass, stained glass, metal work – every type of art you can think of will be showcased at this annual event. Great opportunity to do all your holiday shopping at one place! Village Green, Main Street, Westhampton. whbcc.org Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11.Deepwells Fall FestivalPumpkin painting, picking and pony rides as well as hayrides, old-fashioned games arts and crafts. Deepwells, 2 Taylor Lane, St. James. stjameschamber.org 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10, 11.Montauk Fall FestivalThis festival kicks off with their famous clam chowder contest at 11 a.m. on Saturday. It includes crab races, rides, a farmers’ market, live music and incorporates elements of Octoberfest with Long Island craft brews. Village green, Montauk Highway, Montauk. montaukchamber.com Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10, 11.Long Beach Fall FestivalThis annual celebration has it all: a pumpkin patch, a haunted house, a bounce house, a petting zoo, a ferris wheel, pony rides, hay rides, arts and crafts and a costume contest. Come down for some serious fun! Kennedy Plaza, Park Avenue between National Boulevard and Centre Street, Long Beach. longbeachny.gov $15 per day, $25 weekend pass. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10, 11.Huntington Long Island Fall FestivalThe music, food and carnival start Friday, joined Saturday and Sunday by contests, vendors and arts and crafts before one last day of food and rides Monday. Heckscher Park, 164 Main St., Huntington. lifallfestival.com Free. 5-10 p.m. Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 10 & 11, 11 a.m.- 5p.m. Oct. 12.Riverhead Country FairVegetable decorating contest, carnival rides, folk music, tractor pulls, plus hundreds of arts and crafts vendors. Main Street, Riverhead. riverheadcountryfair.com Free, not including fees for some rides and activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11.Harvest FestivalGood music, hayrides, pumpkin picking, cider making and more! Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Rd., East Setauket. bennersfarm.com $8 adults, $6 kids. 12 p.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 11.Fall Family Fishing FestivalEvent includes a casting contest, fly-fishing instruction, pumpkin decorating, an exotic animal show, magic show, face painting, pony rides, free bait and fish-cleaning services. Displays by Trout Unlimited, DEC Environmental Education, State Parks as well as other fishing and environmental organizations. Prior to the festival, the New York State parks department will stock South and McDonald Ponds with hundreds of brook and rainbow trout. Hempstead Lake State Park, Lakeside Dr., West Hempstead. nysparks.com/parks/31 Free. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Oct. 17.   Oyster FestivalBilled as the largest annual outdoor festival and the biggest waterfront fest on the East Coast with about 200,000 attendees on average, the 31st oyster fest is back. The lineup includes tall ships, pirate shows and carnival rides. Aside from oysters prepared every way imaginable, it also features the famous oyster-shucking contest. How many shucks can a woodchuck shuck if a woodchuck could shuck wood? Sorry. Tried, anyway. Theodore Roosevelt Park, West End Avenue, Oyster Bay. theoysterfestival.org Free, fees for rides. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 17, 18.Seaford Fall FestivalHave you ever stumbled across something so amazing you’ve just got to get out there and tell all your friends, all your relatives, people you don’t even know? This annual smorgasbord of arts and crafts offers visitors a diverse collection of everything from vinyl records to antique toys, lamps and so much more! Check it out! Then tell everyone you know, too. Seaford train station, Sunrise Highway, Seaford. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 17, 18.Huntington Apple FestivalScarecrow making, hayrides, music, old-timey games as well as arts and crafts—plus lots and lots of apples. Tough to beat, for sure. Dr. Daniel W. Kissam House Museum, 434 Park Ave., Huntington. huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org Free. 12-4 p.m. Oct. 18.Pumpkin FestThis ninth annual event features pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins and… Wait for it. Wait for it. More pumpkins! And we love pumpkins! Islandia Village Hall, 100 Old Nichols Rd., Islandia. newvillageofislandia.com Free. 12-3 p.m. Oct. 24.Family Fall and Halloween FestivalCelebrate the arrival of the fall season with fun activities for children and adults alike, including Halloween a hayride, crafts, bouncies (!!), photo opportunities, games, hot, piping apple cider and popcorn! Additionally, there’ll be a ‘U-Pick’ pumpkin patch for children so they can survey and pick their very own pumpkin, as well as decorate them! Children are encouraged to come in costumes, of course! Marjorie Post Community Park, Merrick Road, Massapequa. oysterbaytown.com Free. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 24.Great Jack-o’-Lantern SpectacularIn addition to contestants setting sail to their Jack-o’-Lantern, there will be a kid-friendly spooky house, balloon twisting, arts and crafts, trick or treating, “funny fotos,” games and more.  Participation limited to the first 50 carved pumpkins. Jack-o’-Lanterns will set sail at 6 p.m. Participating pumpkins must be between the size of a soccer ball and a basketball and must be dropped off between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Belmont Lake State Park, Southern State Pwk exit 38, North Babylon. nysparks.com/parks/88 $8 parking, free with Empire Pass. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 24.Rockville Centre Fall FestivalFall is worth celebrating! It’s been that way since ancient times. Great people, great food, amazing arts and crafts and so much more will help usher in this joyous time of the year at this annual festival. Rockville Centre train station, Long Beach Road. rvcny.us Free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 24, 25.Rock Hall Country FairCountry music, line dancing, blacksmithing, basket weaving, colonial historians, a harvest market, scarecrow making, pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, animal farm, antique cars…. Are you sold yet on attending this awesome event? Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway, Lawrence. toh.li Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 24, 25.OktoberfestEnjoy Long Island craft beers, live music, pumpkin picking, farm tours, arts and crafts and more at the East End’s only Oktoberfest! Garden of Eve Organic Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead. gardenofevefarm.com $15 adults. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 24, 25.Harvest FestAside from the usual fall fest fare such a pumpkin painting, arts and crafts and live music, this unique festival also includes a chowder crawl, costumed dog parade (2 p.m.) and a haunted building walking tour. Chowder, dogs and haunted houses!? This is the place to be! Main Street, Port Jefferson. portjeffchamber.com Free. 12-5 p.m. Oct. 25.Garden City South Street FairThis 15th annual event will be the best yet! Handmade crafts, unique merchandise, inflatable rides, great food, entertainment. Nassau Blvd., Garden City. lifeonlongisland.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25.Halloween Boat BurningIn this local annual tradition, a boat that has been deemed too-unsafe-to-sail is set ablaze in sacrifice while thousands watch from the shore. Fear not! Festivities include raffles, snacks, hot apple cider and live music. Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville. limaritime.org Free 5-9 p.m. Oct. 30.Long Island Antique Book, Paper and Art FairBooks are the heart and soul of the human cultural experience. They record, they enlighten and they inspire. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind collision of the written word and arts and crafts that will make your heart bend and soul absolutely just break out into song and sing, sing, sing! Hofstra University, Hempstead Tpke., Hempstead. pekaleshows.com Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 31, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1. — Compiled by Desiree D’ioriolast_img read more

Bonnie Blair shares the experience of her first Olympic Games, the ones in Sarajevo

first_img(Source: Olympics) Bonnie Blair has earned a special place in the pantheon of American Olympic sport. For many years, she was the most decorated winter athlete in her country with six medals, including five gold won in three Games, and remains to this day the only one to win the same event three times: the 500m.Yet, when asked about her favourite memories, she evokes the Sarajevo Games in 1984, her earliest Olympic appearance at the age of 19, and where she had seen her only result in 8th place in the 500m, as a real victory.“It was kind of being like that kid in a candy store. You don’t believe you are here, this is unbelievable, just total excitement and thrill with every aspects that went with the Games from the Opening Ceremony, walking in, to the crowd.  I was able to pick out my mom and my two sisters who were in the crowd. And that just brought tears to my eyes. It’s just so overwhelming to think ‘OK, the whole world is watching this!”On February 10, 1984 in Sarajevo, the young Bonnie finishes with a time of 42.53 which earned her 8th place in the 500m at the Zetra ice ring at an event marked by East Germany’s gold and silver medals with Christa Luding (41.02 ) and Karin Enke (41.28). “If you had seen me cross the finish line, you probably would have thought I had won, because I was so excited with this result that I had that it was way above my expectations!”last_img read more

AltaGas reaches agreement to export propane

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – A preliminary agreement is now in place with a Tokyo based Liquefied Petroleum Gas importer and trader for the sale of half the propane that may be exported from a deep-water terminal northwest of Vancouver.Calgary based AltaGas says a deal is in the works with Astomos Energy Corporation which would buy at least 50 per cent of the one point two million tonnes of propane.AltaGas President David Harris says the long-term agreement is a major step forward in underpinning development of the proposed Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal, which would be Canada’s first propane terminal.- Advertisement -He also says, “This Export Terminal is one of the key building blocks of our strategy to build out natural gas processing and liquids separation capacity in the Montney Formation.”AltaGas, part owner and operator of a similar LPG export terminal in Ferndale, Washington, expects to reach a financial investment decision this year on the anticipated 400 to 500 million dollar terminal and commence commercial operation in 2018.last_img read more

Warriors’ Andre Iguodala out vs. Kings

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *SACRAMENTO – Warriors veteran forward Andre Iguodala will miss Friday’s game against the Sacramento Kings, marking the third consecutive game he will miss because of a right hip tightness.Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that Iguodala will return “hopefully Monday” against the Memphis Grizzlies at Oracle Arena. After participating in morning shootaround on Friday, …last_img read more

Evolutionary Guru Deceives Himself

first_imgMaybe you’ve had this experience: you’re in class, taking notes, and after a long lecture, the teacher realizes something wrong, and announces, “Forget everything I just said.”  Frustrating, isn’t it?  That’s what a recent article on evolution did.  An evolutionary psychologist explained the origin of lying, then admitted he is self-deceived. The irony of the situation was apparently lost on Graham Lawton, reporter for New Scientist, who interviewed evolutionary psychologist Robert Trivers about the evolution of self-deception.  It’s intuitive that both parties must speak honestly to discuss such a subject, or else one or both could be deceiving the other.  Trivers undercut his own credibility in two ways.  First, he ascribed deception as a pervasive trait in the living world, something that evolved to increase the number of offspring.  Second, he said this at the end of the interview: Are you a self-deceiver? I end the book with a chapter on fighting our own self-deception. I’ve been remarkably unsuccessful in my own case. I just repeat the same kinds of mistakes over and over. If you ask me about my self-deception, I can give you stories, chapter and verse, in the past. But can I prevent myself doing the same damn thing again tomorrow? Usually not, though in my professional life as a scientist, I feel that I probably practice less self-deception, I’m more critical of evidence, a little bit harder nosed. You could be deceiving yourself about that. Absolutely. Forget everything he just said. We must leave him as he shows himself in the photo accompanying the article, asking a lizard, “Tell me the truth, lizard; am I deceiving myself?” Update 10/20/2011: In a Nature review of the book, (478, 20 October 2011,  pp. 314–315, doi:10.1038/478314a] Stuart West believed Trivers implicitly, never doubting for a moment the author’s complete honesty and trustworthiness. He said, “he [Trivers] conveys a powerful and focused message: if we can learn to recognize and fight our own self-deception, we can avoid negative consequences at levels from the individual to the national, and live better lives.” Shiver me Trivers, this is too funny.  Both interviewer and interviewee are holding fast to the Absolute Truth of Evolution, the pinnacle of man’s efforts to overcome their own self-deception, only to realize they have no guarantees that they are not deceived about the Absolute Truth they have chosen.  On what basis, Dr. Trivers, are we to grant you any credibility?  Let us put forth the hypothesis that your own apostasy from the Presbyterian Church has caused you to deceive yourself and accept evolutionary theory because it lets you sin with impunity.  What are you going to say in response?  That you now have found Absolute Truth in Darwin, when Darwin himself preaches a gospel of self-deception? You pad your own self-deception with statements that “I stand back and I read the creed that I was taught as a child and it’s utter, utter nonsense.”  Maybe you are deceiving us about the way you really feel.  How could we know?  You just told us that “Religion has been selected for. It has given many benefits to people – health benefits, cooperative benefits.”  So why would you go against what evolution has selected?  Why would you choose Darwinism, that glorifies deception as a good thing?  If evolution selected nonsense, then nonsense is good.  Why fight it with science?  Do you believe that science is a path to Truth?  What is truth? None of this “I take an intermediate position” escapism, occasionally attending your old church but calling the creed nonsense.  This is not about creeds; it’s about issues of truth and deception.  Evolution glorifies deception and provides you with no way to know you are being self-deceived.  You replied “Absolutely” to Lawton’s question that you could be deceiving yourself about scientists practicing less self-deception than other people.  How can you defend yourself from our charge that you are, in fact, deceived?  This is not an accusation; it’s an exercise in philosophy so that we can see whether or not your position is self-refuting (see Brett Miller cartoon).  Even your word Absolutely implies truth, unless you want us all to believe you are not really a scientist but a walking stick on a grander scale, trying to outcompete us for resources or hide from our predatory philosophical jaws (see another Brett Miller cartoon). New Scientist’s article shows why you can never trust a Darwinist.  For them to preach their theory as if it is true, they have to steal the Judeo-Christian values of truth and honesty.  That’s deception on the one hand, because they don’t believe those values are real.  For them to teach that evolution favors self-deception is deception on the other hand, because it undermines their own credibility.  It’s deception all around.  Don’t be deceived.  Lawton and Trivers just gave you another performance of Flimflam for the Common Man, by Error Catastrophe. Encore: Dr. Trivers has a new book coming out called The Folly of Fools.  He should have given the whole proverb by Solomon (Proverbs 14:8): “The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.”  Now, Dr. Trivers tell us about the evolution of prudence.  This should be fun because we already know you’re deceiving us.(Visited 114 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Anti-Biblical Bias Shaped Geological Opinion

first_imgGeologists resisted evidence for catastrophic flooding because they wanted to distance themselves from Genesis.We’ve recounted the story of J Harlan Bretz several times over the years. His unconventional hypothesis about the origin of the Channeled Scablands in eastern Washington by catastrophic floods was resisted by the consensus of geological opinion. Now, two geologists propose that the massive canyons there and on Mars did not take as much water as previously believed. The write-ups of their findings reinforce what we’ve stated about anti-Biblical bias against catastrophism. Perron and Vinditti write in Nature,When the geologist J Harlen Bretz proposed in the 1920s that the Channeled Scablands were created by a catastrophic flood, his ideas were attacked relentlessly by geologists who subscribed to the mainstream view that erosion is slow and steady, and who wanted to distance their profession from the notion of a biblical deluge.Bretz’s triumph over his critics provides a classic case of a maverick overcoming a reigning paradigm through his personal courage and persistence, wielding incontrovertible evidence.The new consensus about the Scablands is strong, but needs modification, Perron and Vinditti say.Although the flood origin of the Channeled Scablands is no longer disputed, the sizes of the individual floods remain uncertain. It has become common practice to place an upper bound on the flow rate of the floods by assuming that they filled the present-day canyons to the brim. Estimated flood magnitudes based on this assumption range up to 60 cubic kilometres per hour — nearly 100 times the average flow rate of the Amazon River today. But these estimates might be much too large. Glaciologists have argued that it is difficult for ice sheets to store enough water to produce such enormous floods. The brimful-flood model also requires the unlikely scenario that each flood passing through the canyons was larger than the one that preceded it, because the canyon deepens as each successive flood erodes the bedrock.Now, Isaac Larsen (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and Michael Lamb (Caltech) argue that about 5 to 10 times less water was required to carve the big canyons. Writing in Nature, they propose a “threshold shear stress model” to replace the brimful model. Their model has implications for other canyons on Earth, and for fluid-carved canyons on Mars as well.The threshold shear stress model implies that canyons in the Channeled Scablands were eroded by floods with depths that were a fraction of the relief of the final canyon (Fig. 4). This physics-based finding is consistent with several recent investigations of canyon carving at other sites on Earth and Mars: for example, those where bedrock incision by plucking or toppling of jointed rock occurs at depths less than brim-full, those where terrace chronology indicates multiple episodes of canyon incision, or those where lakes in breached craters contain insufficient water volumes to fill downstream channels.Our results suggest that the morphology of canyons (for example, terraces, valley shapes and slope profiles) on Earth and Mars could reveal information about both the history and discharge of flooding that warrants further investigation. The outburst floods that carved the Channeled Scablands were extraordinary under either end-member model, but predictions of discharges from the threshold shear stress model are five- to ten-fold smaller. On Mars, owing to the low permeability of aquifers, it has been challenging to reconcile the very large reconstructed brim-full discharges in outflow channels with a subsurface flood source. Given the proposed similarity in incision mechanics for outflow channels on Mars and in the Channeled Scablands, the threshold shear stress model provides a link between the physics of groundwater-sourced floods and terraces observed in orbital data, implying longer duration, lower discharge floods, or multiple floods on early Mars.NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine sums it up this way: “A new model of canyon-forming floods from UMass Amherst and CalTech researchers suggests that deep canyons can be formed in bedrock by significantly less water than previously thought.” Two consequences of this change of view seem evident. For one, it no longer seems necessary to presume that Mars had as much water as previously thought. A second implication is that floods on Earth can accomplish much more geological change with far less water. Rethinking the amount of water required “could reveal information about both the history and discharge of flooding that warrants further investigation.” This sounds like a shot in the arm for catastrophism.It’s not necessary to propose multiple floods (“tens of floods”) for the Channeled Scablands. Larsen and Lamb cite a 1985 paper by one guy for that idea. The important point is the tremendous power of water. If only 10% or 20% of the amount previously assumed could carve the Channeled Scablands, then it follows that a global flood would have correspondingly more power to alter Earth’s crust and sediments. It becomes more credible to associate a single catastrophe with the miles of sediments and deep canyons found all over the Earth, particularly on the Colorado Plateau where they are exposed so well with flat contacts speaking of a short period of time. Creation geologist Steve Austin mentioned “plucking” decades ago as a process that can accelerate bedrock erosion.Notice the anti-Biblical bias of the geologists of Bretz’s day. Perron and Vinditti say his views were “attacked relentlessly” because they seemed to support a Biblical flood account. The attacks went on for decades! Bretz stood alone against the establishment between the 1920s and the 1960s, when his views were finally accepted. (Remember that this was the period between the Scopes Trial and the Darwin Centennial.) We should not be discouraged if today’s secular materialists exhibit the same visceral reaction against intelligent design or creation geology. It’s hard to overcome an entrenched, powerful worldview. Its proponents sometimes never change. New views often gain traction one funeral at a time. Creation speakers have seen younger students be much more accepting of young-earth evidences than their hoary old dogmatic professors. We must keep the evidence out there where open minded young people can see it.Resource: Dr. Terry Mortenson’s DVD “Deep Time Evolution” from AiG has damning quotes from secular geologists from the 1790s and beyond, showing that they had made up their minds to hate Genesis before even looking at the evidence. Mortenson’s PhD specialty is the history of geology (see also his book The Great Turning Point for even more citations). He explains how evolutionists and creationists both have the same evidence, but their worldview drives their interpretation of the evidence. It takes courageous mavericks like J Harlan Bretz to stand against a crowd. Unfortunately, even Bretz did not take the implications of his finds far enough. Had he examined even larger canyons than the scablands, he might have been led to propose a world-wide flood. (Visited 96 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

2015 Ohio State Fair Jr. Dairy Show results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2015 Ohio State Fair Jr. Dairy Show saw heavy competition through the first weekend of the fair. Here are results by breed:AyrshireYRP Junior ChampionExhibitor: Kinley ToppAnimal: Topp View BendigoSire: Wanna WatchYRP Reserve Junior ChampionExhibitor: Garrett HagemanAnimal: Mill Valley GunnerSire: PennySenior ChampionExhibitor: Grace HagemanAnimal: Mill Valley SupremeSire: WhisperReserve Senior ChampionExhibitor: Emma MathewsAnimal: Edgebrook Tri-StarSire: PatienceYRP Grand ChampionExhibitor: Grace HagemanAnimal: Mill Valley SupremeSire: WhisperYRP Reserve Grand ChampionExhibitor: Emma MathewsAnimal: Edgebrook Tri-StarSire: PatienceSenior Showmanship (15 & over)1st – Trevor Greiwe2nd – Keaton Topp3rd – Eliza Days4th – Morgan Eades5th – Sara WolfIntermediate Showmanship (12-14)1st – Marissa Topp2nd – Kinley Topp3rd – Lane Greiwe4th – Grace Hageman5th – Garrett HagemanJunior Showmanship (11 & under)1st – Blake Greiwe2nd – Meredith Hageman3rd – Maggie Mathews4th – Hailee Rehmert5th – Adam WolfMilking ShorthornYRP Junior ChampionExhibitor: Ashley HawvermaleAnimal: Blue SpruceSire: Kuszmar MegadethYRP Reserve Junior ChampionExhibitor: Aubrey ToppAnimal: Topp-View Liriano ExoSire: LirianoYRP Senior ChampionExhibitor: Jacob BakerAnimal: Redien Acres JRSire: Bar-D-Kuszmar ClayYRP Reserve Senior ChampionExhibitor: Henry SpechtAnimal: SMS Thelm-Poppies AMLSire: Hard Core Poncho RampagYRP Grand ChampionExhibitor: Kinley ToppAnimal: Toppview Moonshine AlexaSire: Hardcore Othello MoonshineYRP Reserve Grand ChampionExhibitor: Jacob BakerAnimal: Redien Acres JRSire: Bar-D-Kuszmar ClaySenior Showmanship (15 & over)1st – Sarah Rhoades2nd – Hannah Rhoades3rd – Ginna Climer4th – Cheyenne Carlee5th – Alex WeissIntermediate Showmanship (12-14)1st – Ashley Hawvermale2nd – Kinley Topp3rd – Jacob Baker4th – Sam Rhoades5th – Emmy DaysJunior Showmanship (11 & under)1st – Aubree Topp2nd – Madilyn Baker3rd – Carrie Rhoades4th – Katie Weiss5th – Lilyin SpechtHolsteinSenior Showmanship (15 & over)1st – Brennan Topp2nd – Brandon Sugg3rd – Allison McCummins4th – Keaton Topp5th – Sydney GoodIntermediate Showmanship (12-14)1st – Victoria Deam2nd – Kinley Topp3rd – Keanan Wolf4th – David Miley5th – Logan SchlauchJunior Showmanship (11 & under)1st – Olivia Finke2nd – Emily Deam3rd – Madalyn Topp4th – Garrett Havens5th – Elarina LahmersYRP Junior ChampionExhibitor: Ashley HawvermaleAnimal: K-Land Kilo BlackSire: DiamondYRP Reserve Junior ChampionExhibitor: Adam MileyAnimal: Miley Advent GittSire: Red-ETIntermediate Holstein ChampionExhibitor: Hayden KingAnimal: TK-Plain-View RipleySire: Lirr Drew DempseyReserve Intermediate Holsten ChampionExhibitor: Adam MileyAnimal: Miley Gold Chip Gazella-TSire: Mr Chassity Gold Chip-ETSenior Holstein ChampionExhibitor: Kyle AckleyAnimal: Craggan Goldwyin ZingSire: Braedale GoldwynReserve Senior Holsten ChampionExhibitor: Garrett HavensAnimal: Brookview-E PT DiligentSire: Windy-Knoll-View PrimetimYRP Grand ChampionExhibitor: Kyle AckleyAnimal: Craggan Goldwyin ZingYRP Reserve Grand ChampionExhibitor: Garrett HavensAnimal: Brookview-E PT DiligentBrown SwissSenior Showmanship (15 & over)1st – Keaton Topp2nd – Alexa Lammers3rd – Sarah Rhoades4th – Hannah Rhoades5th – Ben LammersIntermediate Showmanship (12-14)1st – Kinley Topp2nd – Tori Lammers3rd – Webb Kress4th – Sam Rhoades5th – Sage MillerJunior Showmanship (11 & under)1st – Madelyn Topp2nd – Elizabeth Howman3rd – Lauren Lamoreaux4th – Carrie Rhoades5th – Elaina LammersYRP Junior ChampionExhibitor: Kinley ToppAnimal: Topp-View WonderSire: Rock MeYRP Reserve Junior ChampionExhibitor: Ben LammersAnimal: La Rainbow Sweet LemonSire: Cutting Edge SeamanYRP Senior ChampionExhibitor: Madelyn ToppAnimal: Topp-View BigstickSire: JonquilYRP Senior Reserve ChampionExhibitor: Keaton ToppAnimal: Alfa Creek Parker VictorySire: Brothers three Parker etYRP Grand ChampionExhibitor: Madelyn ToppAnimal: Topp-View BigstickSire: JonquilYRP Reserve Grand ChampionExhibitor: Keaton ToppAnimal: Alfa Creek ParkerSire: VictoryGuernseySenior Showmanship (15 & over)1st – Zachary Davidson2nd – Thomas DiGiovanni3rd – Deanna Langenkamp4th – Emily Langenkamp5th – Derek ParkerIntermediate Showmanship (12-14)1st – Keenan Wolf2nd – Samantha Plocher3rd – Kristen Plocher4th – Derek Burns5th – Korey OechsleJunior Showmanship (11 & under)1st – Mary Richardson2nd – Logan Dehan3rd – Natasha Davidson4th – Cami Ross5th – Abigayle DickeYRP Junior Guernsey ChampionExhibitor: Samantha PlocherAnimal: Mar Ral Reb MariaYRP Reserve Junior Guernsey ChampionExhibitor: Keenan WolfAnimal: HPGG Pei MelissaYRP Senior Guernsey ChampionExhibitor: Keenan WolfAnimal: Knapps HP FameSire: Topeka-ETYRP Reserve Senior Guernsey ChampionExhibitor: Kristen PlocherAnimal: Formost JackpotSire: DharmaYRP Grand ChampionExhibitor: Keenan WolfAnimal: Knapps HP FameSire: Topeka-ETYRP Reserve Grand ChampionExhibitor: Kristen PlocherAnimal: Formost JackpotSire: DharmaJerseySenior Showmanship (15 & over)1st – Trevor Greiwe2nd – Jack Gravenkemper3rd – Jordan Ziegler4th – Amanda Seger5th – Lee HoslerIntermediate Showmanship (12-14)1st – Lane Greiwe2nd – Joelle Ziesler3rd – Grace Hageman4th – Rachel Anderson5th – McKenze HoewisherJunior Showmanship (11 & under)1st – Madelyn Topp2nd – Blake Greiwe3rd – Kelly Hawvermale4th – Jade Laux5th – Austin YoderYRP Senior ChampionExhibitor: Lane GreiweAnimal: DKG Jade PrincessSire: JadeYRP Reserve Senior ChampionExhibitor: Matt RichardsAnimal: Harmony Corners FozzyYRP Junior ChampionExhibitor: Kelly HawvermaleAnimal: Harmony Corners FlamingoSire: Hwarden Impuls PremierYRP Reserve Junior ChampionExhibitor: Lane GreiweAnimal: DKG Motion CloverSire: MotionYRP Grand ChampionExhibitor: Lane GreiweAnimal: DKG Jade PrincessSire: Jade Austin Yoder, 11, from Clark County, waits with his Jersey and Lydia Kaverman. Cami Ross, 12, from Mercer County, gets ready for the Junior Guernsey show. The judge evaluates the Guernsey Spring Heifer Calf Class. Lucas Dudte, from Wayne County, won this class in the Junior Guernsey Show. Nicole Sherry, from Darke County, leads her Jersey. Sawyer Reid, from Guernsey County, shows his Jersey.last_img read more

Data.gov Captchas Get Political

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#humor#web richard macmanus Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Spotted this evening on the U.S. government’s public data web site, Data.gov. A Republican programmer at captcha provider reCAPTCHA having some fun? Hat-tip ReadWriteWeb’s Marketing manager Elyssa Pallai, who stumbled upon this humor gem today.last_img read more

LeBron’s 39 lead Cavs to OT win against Clippers

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Wade scored 17 in the quarter, 11 on free throws, as he was able to draw fouls with drives and extra-effort plays.“He continues to play the same way and that’s what you need from vets and future Hall of Famers,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “Guys like that who understand the game and when it gets tough, don’t panic and continue to play the same way.”UP NEXTClippers: Continue road trip on Saturday in Charlotte.Cavaliers: At Detroit on Monday. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trump welcomes college sports champions to the White House Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES MOST READ “They made some big 3s,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “You have to give them credit. That’s why they’ve been in a lot of Finals.”The Cavs spent all night chasing the Clippers and caught them at 105-all when Love grabbed an offensive rebound and fed James, who dropped an uncontested 3-pointer with 47 seconds left.Griffin missed tough shots on consecutive possessions, giving Cleveland one last chance in regulation but James missed an off-balance left-hander just before the horn.James made a free throw to open OT — he went 1 of 5 at the line — and give Cleveland its first lead. Then, after Love made his two 3s, James sealed the Cavs’ fifth win in six games with a jumper.“Well defended,” Rivers said. “It’s LeBron James.”TIP-INSClippers: Jordan made his first eight shots, three on dunks. … G Patrick Beverely (sore right knee) missed his fourth straight game. … Rivers is “amazed” by James, who just over a month shy of his 33rd birthday, hasn’t slowed physically. “Most players when they get to his age are smart enough now they see everything,” he said. “But usually when they get to that age, they’re too old to do anything about it. He has both going for him. He can beat you with his brain. He can beat you with his power. It’s a daunting task when you watch him on film.”Cavaliers: PG Derrick Rose will miss at least two more weeks with a nagging left ankle injury. Rose’s ankle will be immobilized in a boot for the next week and he could undergo treatment for as many as three more weeks. … Iman Shumpert started again at point, but left in the first quarter a sore left knee and didn’t return. … G Jose Calderon played his first minutes since Nov. 1. … Working toward his return from a hip injury, G Isaiah Thomas got in two on-court workouts before the game. … Cleveland has won 33 of its last 39 home games against Western Conference teams.D-WONDERFULWade’s aggressiveness in the second quarter helped the Cavs shake off an atrocious start. Down 10 points, Cleveland chipped away and despite some defensive lapses, the Cavs somehow tied the Clippers 56-all at halftime.center_img Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:37Protesters 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 Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, right, drives against Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 118-113 in overtime. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James knows about the narrative bouncing around the NBA that Cleveland can be dethroned in the East.He’s ignoring it, and slowly changing it.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort “You know I could care less what people say,” James said. “I’m so far beyond that. I don’t care what people say.”Just to make sure everyone understood him, James asked his two sons waiting for him in Cleveland’s locker room to chime in on whether he was concerned about outside voices.The boys had dad’s back.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 shutoutJames had another of those games that he only seems capable of, scoring 39 points with 14 rebounds in 46 minutes as the Cavaliers continued to improve from a shaky start with their fourth straight win, 118-113 in overtime on Friday night over the skidding Los Angeles Clippers, who dropped their seventh in a row.Kevin Love scored 25 and drained a pair of 3-pointers in OT, when the Cavs, who didn’t take the lead until the first minute of the extra session, outscored the Clippers 13-8. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Dwyane Wade gave Cleveland a huge spark, scoring 23 points with 11 rebounds in 37 minutes. The Cavs’ win wasn’t eye-pleasing, but it was another step in the right direction for the three-time defending conference champions, who went 3-1 on a just-completed road trip.On Thursday night, James said he watched Boston beat Golden State to improve to 14-2, a stunning start that has prompted discussion about Cleveland’s vulnerability.James dismissed any concern about the Celtics’ early burst.“I’ve got too much to worry about around here right now trying to get our ship going in the right direction,” he said.The Clippers’ ship is taking on water fast. Los Angeles has lost nine of 10 since a 4-0 start.Blake Griffin scored 23 and DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 22 rebounds for Los Angeles, which didn’t give up the lead until the first minute of overtime.The Clippers had chances to put the Cavs away in regulation, but they didn’t execute down the stretch and then had defensive breakdowns in overtime.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more