FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies are ready for a two-game set in league action this weekend.This will mark the second straight weekend where the Pups will clash with the Fairview Flyers and Grande Prairie JDA Kings.Last weekend, the Dogs stomped the Kings on Friday before edging a feisty Flyers team the following evening to improve their record to 23-6-2, one point behind the Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks for top spot in the NWJHL standings.- Advertisement -“Same story as last week,” said General Manager Jeremy Clothier. “We need to work, we need to skate and we need to move the puck up the ice. If we can continue to build off that we will have a lot of success.”Friday’s date with the Fairview Flyers at the North Peace Arena and Saturday’s contest in Grande Prairie get underway at 8:00 p.m.
That future is now for Pondexter and the Phoenix Mercury, who beat the Detroit Shock, 108-92, on Sunday and wrapped up their first league title in the deciding Game 5 of the championship series. A fast start helped Phoenix become the first team in the WNBA’s 11-year history to claim the title on the road. Pondexter, in her second year in the league, scored 26 points and was chosen as the series MVP. “It’s been a long time coming,” said Pondexter, who didn’t win an NCAA championship while at Rutgers. “It’s something I’ve been waiting for, working hard for, and it’s finally here.” Penny Taylor scored 30 points and Diana Taurasi had 17 for the Mercury. The Shock lost the last two games of the series, ending their bid to win back-to-back titles. Detroit also won the championship in 2003. WNBA: Phoenix rides hot start past Detroit in the decisive fifth game. By Tim Martin THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The tattoo on Cappie Pondexter’s arm was inked when she was still in high school. It features the WNBA logo, and reads “The Future.” “This is an unfamiliar position – being up here without a bottle of champagne,” Detroit coach Bill Laimbeer said as he opened his postgame news conference. “We got beat by a team that was hungrier.” Phoenix took some steam out of the home crowd, announced at more than 22,000, by spurting to a 20-9 lead midway through the first quarter. The tight series was an entertaining contrast of styles. Phoenix, the WNBA’s top-scoring team, paid no attention to the shot clock in Coach Paul Westhead’s run-and-gun system. Westhead also won an NBA title as coach of the Lakers in 1980. “My players 27 years ago didn’t worry about spraying me,” Westhead said. “Today, everyone was gunning for me.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Kljestan missed another two matches due to separate yellow card accumulation suspensions. Midfielder Paulo Nagamura, acquired from Toronto on May 4, spent a month on the bench after spraining his knee July 7. Defender Lawson Vaughn was out for three weeks, nursing a foot injury. He missed three matches in June. Despite the shuffles, Preki managed to put together lineups that translated into one of the best teams in Major League Soccer. “When you lose one piece or two pieces it always hurts you,” Preki said. From news services Injuries, suspensions and national team duties had Chivas USA coach Preki moving players around the field like pieces on a chessboard. Reaching the playoffs seemed unlikely early in the season for Chivas USA, which nevertheless can clinch a slot in the postseason with a win tonight against the Kansas City Wizards at Home Depot Center. Defender Jonathan Bornstein, midfielder Sacha Kljestan and goalkeeper Brad Guzan joined the U.S. national team in June and July during the CONCACAF Gold Cup and Copa America. Bornstein was gone for about a month and Kljestan and Guzan each missed three games. With six games remaining, Chivas (13-6-5) is second in the Western Conference with 44 points – one behind Houston – and is unbeaten in its last seven games. At home, Chivas USA is undefeated with the league’s best home record (9-0-2). U.S. exhibition canceled The U.S. soccer team’s exhibition game against Catalonia on Oct. 14 in Barcelona was canceled Friday after the Royal Spanish Football Federation failed to approve the match. Catalonia is not a FIFA member and the Spanish federation’s permission was needed for the game. The Americans have two remaining games this year: on Oct. 17 against Switzerland in Basel and on Nov. 17 against South Africa in Johannesburg. The U.S. team has lost five straight games, its longest skid since 1994, following a 10-0-1 start under new coach Bob Bradley. Staff writer Ivan Orozco contributed to this notebook.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Analysts said that not only rising home prices but a rebound in stock prices after the 2000 market collapse have many Americans feeling more wealthy, and that wealth effect is a major pillar supporting consumer spending. “Americans have been content to spend a lot more than is good for them or for the economy,” said Lyle Gramley, senior economic adviser at Schwab Washington Research Group. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average dipped 7.29 points on Monday to close at 10,899.92. After setting records for five straight years, sales of both existing and new homes are expected to decline this year under the impact of rising mortgage rates. The weaker sales will translate into slower price appreciation, which in turn will slow consumer spending, analysts are forecasting. That slowdown in spending should help the savings rate rise back into positive territory. But analysts are not expecting sizable improvements in savings, because as baby boomers begin to retire they will start tapping into their savings to pay for medical bills and other consumption. The expected slowdown in consumer spending is one reason many economists are looking for overall economic growth to slow further this year. The gross domestic product grew 3.5 percent last year, down from a five-year high of 4.2 percent in 2004. The Federal Reserve, trying to engineer a slowdown in growth that will keep inflation under control, is expected to boost rates for a 14th time at its meeting today. A price gauge closely watched by the Fed that excludes food and energy rose by a tiny 0.1 percent in December, down from a 0.2 percent rise in November, the Commerce Department reported Monday. For December, consumer spending rose by a bigger-than-expected 0.9 percent while incomes were up by just 0.4 percent. That forced the savings rate down for the month to a negative 0.7 percent. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card This time the reasons for the negative savings rate are vastly different. Americans are spending all their incomes and then some because they feel wealthier because of the soaring value of their homes, which for many Americans is the largest investment they own. But analysts cautioned that this behavior was risky at a time when 78 million Americans are on the verge of retirement. The baby boomers start turning 60 this year, which means they can begin retiring with Social Security in just two more years. Analysts said with this huge wave of pending retirements, the savings rate should be going up rather than being on a steady decline over the past two decades. The savings rate stood at 10.8 percent of after-tax incomes in 1984 and has been declining steadily since that time. It was down to 1.8 percent in 2004 before turning negative last year. The government computes savings by determining how much money Americans have left over after paying taxes and then subtracting all of their spending in a given period. The amount left over is considered the money that has been saved, regardless of whether it has actually been invested. A negative savings rate means that consumer spending totaled more than after-tax income. “Americans seem to have the feeling that it is wimpish to save,” said David Wyss, chief economist at Standard & Poor’s in New York. “The idea is to put away money for old age and we are just not doing that.” WASHINGTON – Americans are spending everything they’re making and more, pushing the national savings rate to the lowest point since the Great Depression. Soaring home prices apparently have persuaded people they don’t have to worry about saving, a belief that could be seriously tested as 78 million baby boomers begin to retire. The Commerce Department reported Monday that Americans’ personal savings fell into negative territory at minus 0.5 percent last year. That means that people not only spent all of their after-tax income last year but had to dip into previous savings or increase their borrowing. The savings rate has been negative for an entire year only twice before – in 1932 and 1933 – two years when Americans were having to deplete savings to cope with the massive job layoffs and business failures caused by the Great Depression.
TOMMY BURNS DÚN NA nGALL CSCInterest in the club has really taken off and we now have nearly forty paid-up members. Our registration with The Association of Irish Celtic Supporters has been submitted and we are arranging our first trip over to see the bhoys, details to be announced soon. The time and date of the club meeting in August will be confirmed in the next notice. The club have also confirmed that we’d be more than happy to do pick up’s along the N56 for people wishing to travel to games with us. All welcome to join, please contact John on 085 8375131 for details.” https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tommy-Burns-Celtic-Supporters-Club-Dun-na-Ngalll/615352725151200 TOMMY BURNS DÚN NA nGALL CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWS was last modified: August 8th, 2013 by John2Share 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:TOMMY BURNS DÚN NA nGALL CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWS
Bobby Zamora’s equaliser meant QPR went in at the break on level terms at Carrow Road.The striker’s first goal of the season came after Norwich had punished some slack Rangers defending to go ahead in the 12th minute.Fabio, playing at right-back in place of Nedum Onuoha, was sucked into the middle, enabling Anthony Pilkington to collect Robert Snodgrass’ pass and cross from the left for Simeon Jackson to head home from close range.Rangers were handed a lifeline six minutes later, when Sebastien Bassong, making his Canaries debut, was adjudged to have fouled Djibril Cisse in the area.The resulting spot-kick from Cisse was pushed onto the post by keeper John Ruddy, but Zamora was on hand to rifle the rebound into the far corner of the net.Rangers keeper Rob Green produced a decent-looking save late in the first half, pushing over Snodgrass’ 25-yard effort.Click here for the Norwich v QPR quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
by Dr Jerry BergmanAudio Playerhttps://crev.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Bergman-EvolutionIsDoorwayToAtheism-intro-tail.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.A new study published in Scientific American this month has confirmed what Darwinism critics have been saying for some time: Darwinism is the doorway to atheism. The study, completed by the Cooperative Research Program, surveyed more than 137,000 freshmen students at 184 U.S. colleges. The study concluded that college freshmen are less religious than ever before, and “Data from a nationwide survey show students who list their affiliation as ‘none’ has skyrocketed” . The number of college students that claimed no religious affiliation, called the “Nones,” has tripled from 10 percent in 1986 to 31 percent in 2016. The mid-1980s was about the time when court rulings against those who doubt Darwinism began losing over and over. Concurrently, school boards began to increase their coverage of Darwinism in the curricula. These two trends would have started about the time to affect students in government schools. The retreat from Christianity began around 1990 when these students entered college, starting the trend we see today.Charles Darwin’s 1859 publication of On the Origin of Species was the greatest scripture-killer ever penned.Support for the thesis that Darwinism is the doorway to atheism also comes from church statistics. Those denominations that do not support creationism or Intelligent Design account for much of the slide away from Christianity. For example, most of the increase in the “Nones” occurred at the expense of both Catholicism, which dropped from 32 percent to 23 percent, and mainstream Protestantism (Baptists from 17% to 7%, and Methodists from 9% to 3%). Interestingly, the number of students choosing “other Christian” (non-Catholic and non-mainline Protestant) actually increased from 5% to 13% during this same period.The slide into unbelief is also related to the type of college. The percent of “Nones” is higher at state universities (36%) than at four-year colleges (26%), mostly because colleges compared to universities are more likely to be religiously affiliated (only 17% of students at colleges listed themselves as Nones). Lastly, the proportion of students who reported attending religious services at least occasionally since 1990 has dropped from 85% to 69%.Another study of the beliefs of academics published in Nature supports the above study.  Generally, those on the left politically are more likely to be atheist or agnostic, and those self-labeled ‘middle of the road’ to conservative are more likely to believe in God and also are more religious. Over 90% of professors of sociology (9,717), physics (9,316), and astronomy (574) are self-identified as left-leaning compared to around 70% or less of professors in chemistry (12,930), math (16,893), and economics. No doubt the professors’ beliefs are very influential in affecting their students’ beliefs.The third line of evidence that Darwinism is the doorway the atheism are case studies. With little difficulty, I was able to obtain 52 case studies of well-known persons including Einstein, Darwin, Freud, Marx and many leading professors, that support my thesis. These are documented in a book that I hope will be out in a few months titled Darwinism is the Doorway to Atheism: Why Creationists Become Evolutionists, 52 Case Histories. The fact that Darwinism is the doorway to atheism is well-documented. As stated by one of the leading evolutionists in America today, University of Chicago Professor Jerry Coyne:Charles Darwin’s 1859 publication of On the Origin of Species was the greatest scripture-killer ever penned. The book demolished … an entire series of biblical claims by demonstrating that purely naturalistic processes—evolution and natural selection—could explain patterns in nature previously explainable only by invoking a Great Designer. As investigator Dr. Jonathan Kelley added, in becoming a None “The single most important influence after church attendance is [the acceptance of] the theory of evolution.”  We can see the results of this conclusion are played out in the lives of millions of students in America today.Audio version of this article:Audio Playerhttps://crev.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Bergman-EvolutionIsDoorwayToAtheism-intro-tail.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Downey, Allen. “College Freshmen Are Less Religious Than Ever.” Scientific American. May 25, 2017.Reardon, Nancy. 18 Oct 2016. “The Scientists who support Donald Trump.” Nature 538:298-299.Coyne, Jerry. Fact vs. Faith. New York: Viking, 2015, p. 2.The Australian, February 1, 2000, p. 6. Dr Jerry Bergman, professor, speaker, and author of numerous books and scientific papers, is a contributing writer for CEH. See his Author Profile for previous articles by Dr. Bergman. (Visited 748 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In preparation for the 2017 Census of Agriculture, close to one million potential farmers and ranchers will receive the National Agricultural Classification Survey (NACS) this month to help the U.S. Department of Agriculture identify all active farms and ranches in the United States. The result of the NACS will determine who receives a census of agriculture questionnaire next December.The census of agriculture, conducted every five years by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), is the only source of uniform, comprehensive and impartial agricultural data for every county in the nation. Through the census of agriculture, producers are able to demonstrate the value and importance of agriculture, and influence decisions that will shape the future of the industry in this country.“NACS plays an integral role in getting a complete count of U.S. agriculture,” said NASS Census and Survey Division Director Barbara Rater. “We ask everyone who receives the survey to please respond by January 30, so that we can maintain an accurate and comprehensive census of agriculture mailing list. This is an important opportunity. The census of agriculture is the leading source of facts about American agriculture. Farm organizations, businesses, government decision-makers, commodity market analysts, news media, researchers and so many others use census of agriculture data. We are ensuring that every farm and ranch has a voice.”The census of agriculture defines a farm as any place, big or small, that produces and sells, or could sell, $1,000 or more of agriculture products within a calendar year. NACS is required by law as part of the census of agriculture. By this same law, all information reported by individuals is protected.NASS will begin data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture in late 2017. The census of agriculture is Your Voice, Your Future, Your Opportunity. For more information about NACS and the 2017 Census of Agriculture, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov.
Security has been tightened in the eastern Rajasthan districts of Bharatpur, Dausa, Karauli and Dholpur on Monday ahead of a “Mahapanchayat” (sit-in) announced by Gujjars to press for 5% reservation for the community in the Other Backward Classes (OBC) quota. The agitation is proposed to be launched at Adda village near Bayana on Tuesday.A 15-member delegation of Gujjars arrived here on Monday to hold talks with the State government on the contentious issue. However, Gujjar Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti convenor Kirori Singh Bainsla did not come for negotiations.The talks of Gujjars with a group of Ministers, led by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Arun Chaturvedi, and senior government officers were continuing at the State Secretariat here till late in the evening. Meanwhile, prohibitory orders under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code have been imposed in Bharatput district till May 31.Col. Bainsla said in Bharatpur that the deliberations at the meeting would be shared with the community on Tuesday to decide their future course of action. The Rapid Action Force battalions have been sent to Bayana, Hindon and Bharatpur towns to deal with any untoward situation.The State government had created a “most backward” category within OBCs for Gujjars and four other nomadic communities and given them 5% reservation through a Bill passed in the Assembly on October 26 last year, increasing the OBC quota from 21% to 26% and taking the overall quota in the State to 54%.The Rajasthan HC restrained the State government on November 9, 2017, from implementing the provisions of the Bill. Later, the Supreme Court also restrained the State government from taking any action or decision on the administrative side or in any manner conferring the benefit of reservation which will have the result of crossing the total reservation beyond 50%. The apex court has since asked the State government to maintain status quo till the High Court decides a pending case against the impugned Bill.