Why Derek Carr called out Richard Nixon, Clayton Kershaw, Raiders owner vs. Chiefs

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device Derek Carr’s name-dropping at the line of scrimmage Sunday kept things interesting but it couldn’t prevent a Chiefs onslaught in a 28-10 loss.Carr spiced things up early during their battle at the Coliseum by calling out Richard Nixon, Clayton Kershaw and even Raiders owner Mark Davis while audibilizing to a different play.Those fluent in the parlance of quarterback speak are used to hearing unique catch words from …last_img read more

Fact Checkers, Spin Doctors Go to Work After Creation Debate

first_img(Visited 146 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Neither side feels their champion scored a clear victory in the creation debate.  Now it’s time to evaluate who had the better facts and logic under fire.Here is a sampling of opinion after the widely-publicized debate Feb. 4 between Ken Ham and Bill Nye.USA Today provided a fairly neutral analysis of the two debaters’ major points, including video excerpts.Supporters of Ken HamKen Ham’s Answers in Genesis views it as a “historic moment for the creation movement.”  Over 3 million tuned in, an AIG press release says.Answers in Genesis posted a follow-up video with Ken Ham, looking upbeat, discussing the debate with AIG scientist Georgia Purdom.  He provides more clarity about what he said and meant to say.Kent Hovind of Creation Today had a booth behind the debate hall, where he recorded a post-debate show on YouTube.  Historian Terry Mortenson (AIG) and astronomer Danny Faulkner joined in, pointing out Ham’s strong points, Nye’s weak points, and specific rebuttals to some of Nye’s scientific claims that Ken Ham lacked time to address.Creation Ministries International‘s review includes a list of scientific rebuttals to some of Bill Nye’s claims.The Discovery Institute called the debate a missed opportunity, and said that the debate avoided intelligent design.  Dr. Michael Egnor, however, appreciates Ken Ham’s openness about his assumptions, and discounts the scientific validity of naturalistic assumptions.A writer for Uncommon Descent provided scientific support for some of the geological evidence against long ages.Cross Examined thought Ken Ham put the cart before the horse by arguing Biblical authority to a secular audience instead of disposing of naturalism first.WND gave Ken Ham the edge, pointing out what Nye admitted he didn’t know.Al Mohler analyzed Nye’s reference to the “reasonable man” as not an unbiased rhetorical device.Tony Perkins at Family Research Council turned attention to God’s moral law, saying it isn’t really a question of the incompatibility of creation and science.  He urges parents to watch the debate with children, in order to teach them to be “able to respond with confidence and authority” to Nye’s assertions.Supporters of Bill NyeLive Science reported the debate, encouraging people to watch and describing the history of evolution debates.  Most surprising was their less-than-flattering description of Bill Nye’s performance as “not a total disaster.”National Geographic‘s headline was, “Bill Nye and Ken Ham Debated Creationism—But Did They Change Anyone’s Mind?”The Daily Beast was very critical of Nye, calling the debate a “disaster for science.”On The Guardian: Liberty Voice, Rebecca Savastio gave a blow-by-blow synopsis and concluded Bill Nye clearly won, because he presented a lot of scientific evidence, but Ham presented mostly belief in the Bible.Jeremy Pritchard (U of Birmingham) wrote a typical anti-creationist rant on The Conversation, referring to the debate.  Sample of his attitude:The patterns that weave through the natural world scream of evolution, extinctions, diseases and dead-ends, but also of intriguing solutions and wonderful designs from molecular motors to the efficiency of bird flight. These were not created but thrown together from a rag bag of historical left overs to ensure that the possessor was not perfect, but the best, the fittest, at that time and that place. There is no direction, no progression, no perfection but instead a wonderfully simple process as each generation runs as fast as it can to stay ahead of competition, predators and pathogens. Evolution may be going nowhere but it is better to travel in hope than to arrive.Many anti-creation sites mentioned that they advise against debating creationists.  The NCSE has a standing policy against debates, because they feel it only gives a platform for their ideological enemies.  Ken Ham and his supporters hope that the publicity will open some minds and get people thinking.  One thing was undeniable: a lot of people were tuned in.Many have written in and shared similar sentiments to our mixed feelings about the debate performance.  We hope that in the aftermath, with the personality issues fading from memory, the facts will be clarified with details and references, so that it will become clear who really had the better scientific information.  What AIG needs to do (and appears to be doing) is to rush its supporting documentation to press as far and wide as possible, to clarify points that were not rhetorically effective, and to expose the factual errors and illogic Nye employed.  Ken should also be honest about what he wishes he would have said, and should have said, instead of spinning the debate as a total victory (which it was not).  He portrays his performance more positively than it came across to many listeners, even some supportive ones.  The debate can still be rescued for good in at least two ways: (1) clarification of any lingering doubts about the science, and (2) use as a training video on how to improve debates against fast-talking Darwinians.  In the final analysis, all viewers should keep in mind that, as in a court of law, it’s not the flair of the lawyer that should sway the jury, but his evidence.last_img read more

TweetDeck is Working on Browser-Based Mobile Client

first_img“Mobile web browsers are becoming more powerful and standards compliant. HTML5 is looming on the horizon, tempting us with all sorts of web-based goodness. Mobile internet access is getting better, faster, cheaper. But that’s just the beginning. “For a small company like TweetDeck, being able to focus on fewer products instead of having to develop and support multiple native apps makes a lot of sense. According to Dodsworth, “by focusing our efforts on a single web based product we can provide the attention and resources to really make the experience shine. Web-based development is efficient and lean so you can expect new functionality to come fast and furious. ” Dodsworth also cites accessibility and enhanced battery life as reasons for why a browser-based version of TweetDeck will be better. Going to the Browser Brings some Disadvantages as WellIt’s worth noting, though, that browser-based apps won’t be able to interact with the host operating system in the same ways as native apps can. Running TweetDeck in the browser means that you don’t use a lot of system resources, but you also can’t push local notifications or interact with other programs on the device. BlackBerry users also won’t be able to use keyboard shortcuts to operate TweetDeck in the browser. For the time being, we expect that TweetDeck will continue to develop and support its native iPhone OS and upcoming Android apps. The browser-based versions will surely allow TweetDeck to reach a wider audience without having to develop and support even more native apps. It’ll be interesting to see if Seesmic and other developers will follow TweetDeck’s lead. Seesmic already offers a very good web client for its Twitter client, though it doesn’t offer a mobile web client yet.You can sign up here if you would like to be among the first to test TweetDeck’s new mobile client. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#mobile#news#twitter#web Related Posts TweetDeck, the popular Twitter and Facebook client, will soon be available in a cross-platform mobile version. According to TweetDeck’s founder and CEO Ian Dodsworth, the company’s reason for putting resources behind a browser-based mobile version of the app is that HTML5 is “looming on the horizon, tempting us with all sorts of web-based goodness.” Thanks to faster and cheaper mobile Internet access, as well as the arrival of standards compliant mobile browsers, developers can now build rich mobile apps in the browser, without having to develop multiple native applications for the increasingly diverse mobile ecosystem. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit frederic lardinois Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

Revealed: Aamir Khan’s look in Dhoom: 3

first_imgHaving sported a moustache in Mangal Pandey and a beefed-up look in Ghajini, actor Aamir Khan is again experimenting with his looks in Dhoom: 3 where he is likely to appear lean.Aamir Khan, who is all charged up for Aditya Chopra’s Dhoom: 3 in which he will be seen as a baddie, appeared at a media conference today in a lean avatar, sporting a stud.On being asked if this is the look for Dhoom: 3, Aamir said, “I have started shooting for Dhoom: 3. Almost…this is what it will be like (look) except the clothes that I am wearing now. I will have to do a lot more.”Dhoom series revolves around daring theft plans, handsome thieves and bike chases.After the success of Dhoom (2004) and Dhoom: 2 (2006) there is already a buzz about the third instalment of the film.Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will continue to reprise their roles as Jai and Ali, respectively, while Aamir Khan will be seen in a negative role, opposite Katrina Kaif.Directed by Victor Acharya, Dhoom: 3 is slated to release next year.last_img read more

Mercedes-Benz commences local production of luxury sedan CLA

first_imgIndia’s leading luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz, announced today the much awaited start of the local production of its sporty and stunning luxury sedan, the CLA. The stylish, distinctive and sporty CLA has been a key model in Mercedes-Benz’s product offensive globally, as well in India. The seventh product to be produced in India, the CLA was rolled-out of Mercedes-Benz’s new production facility by Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and Piyush Arora, Executive Director, Operations, Mercedes-Benz India.”The CLA with its stunning design, technological innovations and multiple segment first attributes, is already a winning product in our portfolio. It has been rapidly acquiring new customers to the brand and replicating its global success in India as well. We are extremely satisfied with our CLA strategy, which has contributed majorly to our New Generation Cars growth and redefined the segment completely. We are confident that the local production will make the CLA even more attractive for the discerning buyers with additional value propositions and increased availability,” commented Eberhard Kern.Piyush Arora added, “The start of local production of the CLA simultaneously in petrol and diesel variants is a key decision that will help curtail the long wait list for the sedan. Our ‘future readiness’ with the new manufacturing facility is bearing fruits as we started the production of both the CLA and the petrol GLA from the new assembly lines. We are glad to offer world-class products to our Indian customers with significant local value addition, in the shortest possible time.”advertisementA stunner on the road: CLA’s stunning features include the bonnet embedded in the front end with powerdomes and the diamond radiator grille. The light modules and LEDs behind the headlamp cover glass create the characteristic “flare effect” for the daytime driving lights and indicators.The progressive and sporty exterior appearance is continued inside the CLA. The interior gets a very special quality feel from the selection of highqualitymaterialscombinations.With its large glazed areas, the CLA’s Panoramic sunroof ensures a particularly bright and welcomingambience in the interior.Power packed performance: The CLA’s 4-cylinder engine boasts of agile performance, segment leading fuel efficiencies and low emissions. The 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine returns 17.9kmpl and produces 100kW(136 hp)of power and a maximum torque of 300 Nm. The 2 litre petrol engine produces 135 kW(183 hp)of power and a torque of 300Nm. It accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.8 seconds with a top speed of 235 kmph.India specific suspension: The CLA’s suspension is designed forIndian roads to maximize ride comfort with higher ground clearance and seating position. The sedan’slong wheelbase of 2699 mmprovides better ride comfort, greater handling and excellent driving performance,edging it ahead of its competitors.Segment Best Drag Coefficient: The CLA has the segment best drag coefficient for any luxury production car in India. This results in reduced wind noiseandunparalleledcomfort in the CLA.New Generation Multimedia system: The infotainment system offers Mercedes-Benz Apps such as Mercedes-Benz Radio.With user-friendly navigation, precise map data and excellent route guidance, the Garmin MAP PILOTbringsall the familiar benefits of a Garmin navigation system to the Audio 20 CD. This is donebysimply inserting an SD card with navigation software and map data sets and is available as a Mercedes-Benz Accessory for the customer.Reverse parking and manoeuvringis made convenient with a reversing camera, which is offered as standard on the CLA.Advance Assistance Systems: CLA’smultiple assistance systemalong with safety features like ABS, BAS, ESP, ASRandHill Start Assistsupports the driver in all possible situations. The sedan has a high structural safety of the body-shell with sixairbagsandother restraint systems providing the best possible protection.Innovative sensor technology is applied tocoordinate and activate the safety systems according to the given situation. These have ensured that the car has a 5 star rating from EURO NCAP.Assistance systems such as ATTENTION ASSIST warn the driver when it detects typical signs of drowsiness inthe driver’s steering behavior while STEER CONTROL can assist the driver with corrective steering action in critical situations.Local production of the GLA 200 Sport: Mercedes-Benz India also commenced the start of production of the GLA 200 Sport petrol variant along with the CLA. The GLA 200 CDI is already under production from Mercedes-Benz’s new production facility since June 2015. The customers can now avail the locally produced range of the GLA comprising both the petrol and diesel variant.Production highlights:The production of the CLAand the GLA involves use of technologically advanced synchronized conveyor systems, use of the latest generation PLC control units for all the equipment which provide adaptability with different models on common production lines, thus increasing the flexibility of the production.advertisementMercedes-Benz India started locally producing the New Generation Cars in its global assembly network along with sedans and SUVs. Beyond the Mercedes-Benz plant in India, this network comprises further locations in Thailand, Vietnam, Malayasia, Indonesia, and will be joined by Brazil in 2016 where a new assembly plant is currently under construction.last_img read more

LeBron James Elated To Dunk on Jason Terrys Head

LeBron James put Jason Terry in a poster Monday night, punctuating the Miami Heat’s 23rd straight victory, the second-longest streak in NBA history, with one of his all-time  greatest dunks. According to James, the spectacular jam could not have happened on a better guy.You see, James expressed a problem with Terry’s penchant for brash talk. So, catching an alley-oop pass and colliding midair with Terry before hammering home the dunk – and then staring down a sprawled-on-the-floor Terry for so long he received a taunting technical – was serendipitous.“I’ve had a chance to [review] it, and it was one of my better ones,” James said. “The fact that it happened to J.T. made it that much sweeter. Because we all know J.T. and he talks too much sometimes. And I’m glad it happened to him.”Hardly do players pile on after slamming on an opponent. There usually is a “feel-sorry” element to embarrassing a foe.Not this time. James took it as some form of restitution toward a good player who talks better than his game.Recall, if you will, Terry in 2011 saying said James wouldn’t be able to guard him effectively for the entire NBA Finals when the Heat challenged the Dallas Mavericks. Terry played well and the Mavs defeated Miami in the seven-game series, 4-2.“I’m welcoming the challenge,” Terry said then. “We’re going to see if he can do it for seven games.”Last week, Terry said he wasn’t impressed with the Heat’s then-21-game winning streak.“[I’m] not really impressed with it or anything that they do,” Terry said.No word on if he’s impressed with James’ memorable throw down over him. read more

Time Inc Names Lauren Ezrol Klein EVP General Counsel

first_img As SVP and general counsel, she oversaw the Time Inc. corporate legal group, and managed the department’s M&A and securities function, working closely with the Board of Directors. Time Inc. has made yet another change to its staff lineup. Today the company named Lauren Ezrol Klein its executive vice president, general counsel. “With her experience and skills, Time Inc. is very fortunate to have someone of Lauren’s caliber take on the critical general counsel role. I’m delighted to have her on my executive leadership time,” Time Inc. chairman and CEO Joe Ripp said in a statement. Klein, who most recently served as senior vice president and deputy general counsel, will succeed Lon Jacobs. Jacobs is said to be leaving the company on September 2. Klein joined the company in 1996, and has worked on the majority of Time Inc.’s significant acquisitions, dispositions, and other corporate transactions. She played an integral part in Time Inc.’s spin off from Time Warner Inc. in June 2014. The company has made a number of acquisitions in recent years, most recently buying Viant, the owner of MySpace. Given Klein’s extensive background in M&A, it’s likely this will be a major focus for her. The brand then added the position of group general manager to its revamped brand group structure. Meredith Long was named SVP and GM of the News and Luxury group, Susan Parkes was appointed SVP of the Brand Marketing and Communications group, and Bruce Gersh became SVP of the Brand Business Development group. Shortly thereafter, Time Inc. split its titles into four groups — Celebrity, Entertainment and Style, News and Luxury, Lifestyle, and Sports — each of which is led by an editorial director. Following all of those changes, company-wide layoffs hit the company, with reports that as many as 110 employees will be let go. Only two days later, the company unified its sales force by dividing advertising and marketing into category, brand, and digital sales, and eliminated the title of publisher. The move comes in the wake of extensive restructuring at the company, which began with Alan Murray succeeding Norman Pearlstine as chief content officer. Rich Battista was also named president of brands, while Jen Wong became head of Time Inc.’s creative studio, The Foundry, among other changes.last_img read more

Wilmington OBITUARIES Week of February 17 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are the obituaries published on Wilmington Apple during the week of February 17, 2019:Lived In Wilmington At Time Of Passing:Robert M. Ford, 91Stephen M. “Stunch” Johnson, 61Richard J. Lavoie, 85Ronald D. “Herman” Sullivan, 71Francis D. Walsh, 94Previously Lived In Wilmington:Michael A. Graves, 49Estelle May McLaughlin, 74Worked In/Volunteered In/Connected To Wilmington:NoneLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Obituaries”last_img read more

3 DU teachers 21students get Deans Award

first_imgA  total of 21 students of various departments under the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences of Dhaka University (DU) have been awarded ‘Dean’s Award’ for their outstanding academic results in BS (Hons) examinations of 2015, 2016 and 2017.Besides, 3 teachers of the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences have received Dean’s Award for research works.DU vice-chancellor Akhtaruzzaman handed over the awards to the awardees as the chief guest at a function held at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of the university on Thursday .Dean of the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences ASM Maksud Kamal presided over the function while pro-vice chancellor (Administration) Muhammad Samad and treasurer professor Kamal Uddin addressed it as special guests.The teachers who received the award are professor Kazi MatinUddin Ahmed (Geology), professor Kawser Ahmed (Oceanography) and lecturer Yousuf Gazi (Geology).The students who received the awards are- Zannatul Ferdous, Naznin Bintey Hayder, NishatTasnim Kakon and Dola Dutta (Geography and Environment), Mahmud Al Noor Tushar, AfrozaParvin, Tamanna Meheran Shemu, SumiyaSadeak, Sharaf Anika Hoque, Farjana Zareen Maria, FatematuzZohora Nishi and Md. Tariqul Islam (Geology), Nazma Ahmed, Shamima Ferdousi Sifa, Ariful Islam, Tanzim Hayat, Nawar Wadud Khan, Falguni Sarkar, Tanzeem Hossain, SumaiyaTabassum and Ayesha Islam (Disaster Science and Management). read more

VIT to offer skill development courses in Indian languages

first_imgVellore: Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) and Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) recently signed a MoU to offer skill development courses in local Indian languages.The MoU was signed and exchanged by Dr Sathiyanarayanan, Registrar, VIT, and Natarajan Authorized Regional Coordinator, C-DAC GIST PACE, in the presence of Dr Anand A Samuel, Vice Chancellor, VIT; Dr Aswani Kumar Cherukuri, Dean, School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) and faculty members. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAs part of this MoU, C-DAC Pune will provide necessary software and course materials in Indian languages to VIT for offering courses such as office automation, tally ERP9 with GST, computer programming, computer applications, mobile application development, desktop publishing, multi-media, and animation among others. Speaking about the new association, Natarajan said, “This program will benefit heterogeneous section of society to get hands-on experience in computing for career development / self-employment opportunity. This Program is likely to cover candidates with no academic education and few programs are open to all. Candidates who know their Mother tongue can confidently learn and earn through the various courses offered by this undertaking.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe courses include office automation, tally ERP9 with GST, computer programming, computer applications, mobile application development, desktop publishing, multi-media, and animation. Besides, hardware and networking, digital marketing are also a part of this new initiative. The 10th class and above candidates can do certificate programmes, +2 and above candidates will be offered diploma programmes to get employment opportunity. The Programme is targeted towards skilling the youth in and around Vellore as a livelihood mission who will benefit by undergoing these courses.last_img read more