Annual Cool Jazz Clean Water Celebrates Its 17th Year

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Cool Jazz Clean WaterThe 17th Annual Cool Jazz Clean Water, a fundraiser event put on by nine area Rotary Clubs, will be held on November 17, 2018 at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The daytime portion of the event will give Thurston County high school jazz bands a chance to showcase their skills during the first part of the day, then at night, adults will enjoy a cool jazz band, wine and beer tastings, and bid on silent auction baskets. The annual fundraising event will raise funds to purchase new and refurbished band instruments for students, sponsor youth to attend the Youth Summit and Camp Hope, and fund Rotary Club International water projects in developing countries.About Cool Jazz Clean WaterCool Jazz Clean Water Event started in 2001, as a way to raise funds for an International Humanitarian Project that included water projects in Malawi Africa. That first event combined the offering of a unique venue for area high school jazz bands to participate in an adjudicated music event, and an evening Jazz Concert for the community.  Approximately $20,000 of the net proceeds from this first ticketed and sponsored event went to fund water projects in Malawi.Over the next sixteen years, the event has evolved into a program that is presented as the “Cool Jazz Clean Water Capital Jazz Festival and Wine Tasting Event,” or “Cool Jazz Clean Water.” The net proceeds are split between funding Rotary-sponsored water projects in Africa, purchase of new and refurbishing instruments for the four local School Districts for low income students and the rest is designated to a jointly planned “working together for youth” workshop attended by leaders from Thurston County youth programs and opportunities for youth to attend Camp Hope.last_img read more

Rafa Mir: “Coming to Huesca is the best option”

first_imgMir witnessed the victory of his new team against Tenerife and accumulates two training sessions with his new teammates. Two intense days they have given him to meet his teammates and especially Míchel: “The coach is very demanding and that is very important. The team plays football very well and there were many opportunities and that is important for the team. We generate many occasions and I hope to take advantage of them. “ He explained the tip, that He hopes to enjoy his first minutes as Barca at the Carlos Tartiere in Oviedo this Sunday.Rubén García will give four exits and at least one high LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of January 16, 2020 Rubén García, the sports director of Huesca, analyzed the transfer market facing the Barça team explaining that the staff will lighten the Oscense with the departures of Ivi, Joaquín Muñoz, Seoane and Dani Escriche. He also talked about market objectives, Y Huesca focuses on hiring a midfielder: “We want to have options, although we cannot forget Doukouré. We want someone with dynamics and who can compete for 6 and 8. “commented the top sports manager.On the other hand, flatly ruled out Pablo Insua’s exit from the team of Míchel: “As for Pablo Insua, there is no possibility of leaving Huesca. He has had a difficult time with his injury, but there is zero chance of him coming out. It is one of the important pillars of this template and as you have minutes you will gain relevance in the team. It is one of the excellent centrals of the category. ” Rubén García sentenced, discarding the departure of the defender to Deportivo de La Coruña.center_img The Sociedad Deportiva Huesca presented its star signing of the winter market, Rafa Mir. The 22-year-old Murcia striker has been on the Barça agenda since last season and after many attempts, his hiring has come true: “It has been an option agreed with my people and coming to Huesca was the best option. They gave me a lot of confidence and that has been key. I am very excited to return to Spain and Huesca, which is a humble club, but that has made history recently. The project here is very important, a team that was in Primera last year. “The tip born in Murcia and raised in the quarry of Valencia arrives at Huesca in search of the minutes he has not had in the Nottingham Forest of the English Championship. “I’m ready to play. I’ve been away for several weeks because it was clear that I was going to get out of there. I have the maximum willingness to be on the team as soon as possible. The Championship has a very high level. Things have not gone as I wanted. In the end they are experiences that add up. I feel more identified with Spanish football, in England it is played differently.“Commented the battering ram in his presentation.last_img read more

25 Influential Women Leaders Award launched

first_imgNominations were opened for the public to select women for the 25 Influential Women Leaders Award, which was organised to highlight the work of Guyanese women in their various fields of work.The award is set for May 16 at the Pegasus Hotel, where 26 women will be celebrated for their contributions to society.One of the organisers and Managing Director of Cerulean Inc, Lyndell Danzie-Black told Guyana Times, “The award is the brainchild of the Nico Consulting Incorporated and Cerulean Inc. We decided that we wanted to provide a platform for women, especially the celebration of the work of women”.She added, “We realise that there is so many women who are doing great work and not being recognised for it. Because of that, we thought that it would be a good thing to do the award, which we call the 25 Influential Women Leaders Award.”To nominate persons, a Facebook page was created under the title 25 influential women leaders where persons can get acquainted with the details and requirements.“What the award does is that it gives the public an opportunity to nominate 25 women leaders. We want to encourage them to start the nominations. We are going through in a very transparent way with seven judges.”Danzie-Black said that anyone is eligible to enter the award ceremony as long as they have made a valuable contribution to assist others. Corporate companies can also sponsor spots for their employees to attend the event just to witness the recognition of outstanding ladies.While the nominations are closed, the 25 persons will be announced shortly to the general public. It is the inaugural event and promises many more in the coming years.last_img read more

Arsenal Wenger says Arsenal won’t give up on injury-hit Arsenal star

first_img Jack Wilshere and Arsene Wenger Arsene Wenger insists there is no chance of him giving up on Jack Wilshere and has hinted the Arsenal midfielder will be offered a new contract.Wilshere, who turns 24 today, has been plagued by injuries throughout his career and has not played a single minute of football this season.It had been expected he would return to action from his latest problem  – a stress fracture in his right foot –  over the festive period, but he has not recovered as quickly as hoped and his comeback date has been put back to February.Wenger, however, is not losing faith in the England international and is ready to offer him an extension on his current deal, which is due to expire in 2018.“He has two years left and I want Jack to stay here,” the Gunners boss said, ahead of Saturday’s Premier League visit of Newcastle.“When you love football and at his age, when you wake up in the morning and you can’t practice that’s terrible.“They need support and I try to give it to him. But he is strong and he is dealing with that. He started at 17 and played every single game and suddenly it stopped. So I believe that can make you stronger.”Asked if he can rely on Wilshere, who has started just 10 Premier League matches since March 2014, Wenger replied: “I am an optimist.“I always think: ‘Okay, it’s true that he hasn’t played many games in recent years’. I hope at some stage that will stop because he is young and I hope I’m right.“He is a special case because he is a special talent and he comes out of the club. And he is an England international and I hope his injuries will stop at some stage.” 1last_img read more


first_imgThe adult children of one of Donegal’s most successful businessmen Hugh Green have stepped up their ongoing court dispute over his €300 million fortune.Hugh Green at his business headquarters before his death.Mr Green was penniless when he left Ireland for New Zealand in 1951, building his huge wealth through construction, farming and property investment before he died in 2012 aged 80.He never forgot his roots, often returning to spend summer periods in Donegal and making large donations to many local organisations including Letterkenny General Hospital. However, a massive row between his children over his empire has now cast a dark shadow over his legacy.Shortly before his death, changes were made to the governance of the trusts and companies that managed his assets.Son John and daughter Frances were appointed as directors and trustees of the various bodies, while his other daughter, Maryanne, ended her trustee and director roles.John and Frances were appointed executors of a new will for Green that was signed in April 2012, months before he died. Maryanne Green is challenging the validity of the new will and other powers exercised by her father in late 2011 and early 2012 claiming he was not of sound mind.She claims Green was improperly influenced by John and Auckland barrister Michael Fisher, who has been appointed to various roles in the Green business empire.A ruling from Chief High Court Judge Helen Winkelmann is due within the next two months.However, his feuding family returned to the High Court in Auckland yesterday.Daughter Maryanne is seeking to stop new trustees from being appointed, or significant distributions being made, until the judgment is issued. Justice Winkelmann said the court’s time was being wasted, and suggested the two parties should be able to resolve the issue independently.She adjourned the hearing to give the defence counsel time to consult the trustees.Maryanne’s lawyer, Vanessa Bruton, said she would seek an urgent hearing if the matter was not resolved by the end of the Easter break.FAMILY OF DONEGAL TYCOON STEP UP COURT BATTLE OVER HIS €300M EMPIRE was last modified: April 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:childrenCOURT BATTLEdonegalHugh GreenNew Zealandwilllast_img read more

Former Chelsea academy chief Dermot Drummy leaves post as Crawley boss

first_img1 Dermot Drummy Crawley Town have parted company with manager Dermot Drummy.The former Chelsea youth and reserve team coach had been in the role for just over a year, having replaced Mark Yates in April 2016.Drummy’s assistant, Matt Gray, has also left the League Two club.“The club would like to thank Dermot and Matt for their hard work in the last 13 months and wish them all the best for their future careers,” read a Crawley statement.“No further statement from the club will be made today, but club owner Ziya Eren will be holding a media conference tomorrow.”Drummy had 54 games in charge of Crawley, winning 15 and losing 27.He leaves with the club sitting 21st in League Two, with one game left of the season to play.last_img read more

Chef who was swerving across road is banned for three years

first_imgA chef who was swerving from right to left on a road in Letterkenny has been banned from driving for three years after pleading guilty to drink driving.David Tulio appeared at Letterkenny District Court. The court heard that Garda Grainne McLoone was traveling down Lower Main Street in Letterkenny on October 10th last when she saw a Nissan Kashqai driving slowly.The driver failed to indicate going right up Convent Road and was then swerving from right to left on the road.Tulio, of Thornberry, Letterkenny was arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda station when he was found positive for drink driving.Mr Tulio, who has no previous convictions, said he was a chef working in Dungloe.Judge Paul Kelly fined the accused man €200 and banned him from driving for three years.He postponed the driving ban until April 13th next year.Chef who was swerving across road is banned for three years was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgSpecial Olympics Swimming will continue this Wednesday October 3rd, 6.00-6.50pm in Ballyshannon Leisure Centre, all welcome. If you are interested in your child (age 6+) or adult with Special Needs to participate in swimming, please contact Lorraine 086 6626246 or Sinead on 0863612024 or at specialolympicsballyshannon@yahoo.comWith a larger number of registered Volunteers assisting this year, we are delighted to increase the number of swims to two sessions per month. Therefore, SO Swimming will continue on the following dates:Wednesday’s 6-6.50pm –October 3rd & 17th,November 7th & 21st,December 5th & 19th, 2012SPECIAL OLYMPICS SWIMMING IN BALLYSHANNON was last modified: October 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:SPECIAL OLYMPICS SWIMMING IN BALLYSHANNONlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTSSUNDAY Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 1 Glenea United 0This was a hard fought battle between two teams with title aspirations. The only goal of the game came late in the second half. Paddy Sumner of Lifford Celtic got the important strike. This was a very entertaining game but Glenea failed to put the ball pass Lifford’s keeper Paul Given.Best for Glenea United: Darren Mc Geever, Paddy Boyle & Liam Sweeney. Best for Lifford Celtic: Johnny Mahon & Marcus McDonald.Cranford United 1 St. Catherines 1Cranford opened their first season back in the Premier Division with a home drawagainst St Catherine’s. After a well contested game both sides were probably happy with a point to get their respective seasons off the mark. Cranford had a couple of half chances in the first half when Kyle Black and Marty McBride went close and the lively Conor O’ Rourke was unlucky for the Killybegs men. The second half was more of same with the game flowing from end to end. On 70 minutes Conor O’ Rourke finally broke the deadlock with a header from closerange. Cranford responded well and Philip Buchanan crossed for Kyle Black to tap home at the back post to make it one each. There were no real clear cut chances in the last ten minutes as the game petered out. Conor O’ Rourke was best for the fishermen with Philip Buchanan and Arthur Lynch the pick of the home side. Referee: Ronan Floyd.Milford United 5 Kilmacrennan Celtic 3Milford won this local derby with a good solid performance in a game that they dominated for long periods. Milford scored from a corner after 15 minutes when Johnny Gallagher deflected the ball into his own net. Darren McLaughlin then scored 5 minutes later from 18 yards. Before half time it was two one as Paul Shields deflected the ball in to his own net. It took Milford one minute to score in the second half with PJ Hagan finishing well from a Ciaran Mc Ginley through ball. Milford began to dominate scoring twice through Joey Cullen and Darren McLaughlin to lead by five goals to one. Kilmacrennan scored twice to start a mini revival. The first a 25 yard cracker from Kevin McMenamin and then Michael McLaughlin scored from the penalty spot. Milford held out for a well deserved three points. Good team performance by Milford. Referee: Marty Mc Garrigle.Donegal Town 3 Gweedore Celtic 3 Donegal Town got life in the Premier Division underway with a 3-3 draw against Gweedore Celtic. Last season’s Division One winners went behind on twenty minutes when a Chris Porter free was deflected home of a Donegal defender. Donegal then grew into the game and got a well deserved equaliser when Declan Brown scored. Gweedore found themselves back in front right on half time when Eamonn Mc Gee scored after some poor Donegal defending. After the restart Donegal got right back in it as a perfectly slid through ball from Paul Gerard Duncan split the Gweedore defence and debutant Hugh Mc Partland dispatched a shot to the corner of the net. Colin Ferry put the Gweedore men back in front with twenty minutes remaining.. Donegal attacked in numbers in search of an equaliser and forced several corners. The equaliser came when Donegal’s talisman JP Byrne rose highest at the back post to head home a Ciaran O’Reilly corner. Best for Donegal Town were Paul Gerard Duncan and Hugh Mc Partland. Solid team performance from Gweedore Celtic.Curragh Athletic 1 Rathmullan Celtic 2Played in glorious weather conditions on a perfect surface it was Curragh Athletic who made the early breakthrough with a fine goal. Calvin Bradley found Dan O’ Brien who went past his marker and found John Mc Laughlin in space just inside the box and he made no mistake, drilling the ball home on nine minutes. Rathmullan came more into the game and were rewarded for their efforts on twenty two minutes when Eamon Sheridan fired home a penalty after he was adjudged to have been fouled. The away side then went in front on thirty nine minutes when a long throw-in seemed to evade everyone and ended up in the net. Calvin Bradley and Eamon Sheridan then had good attempts on goal as the first half ended. Curragh started the second half with John Mc Laughlin missing a golden opportunity on forty nine minutes after Calvin Bradley saw his shot go just wide. Mc Laughlin then had another good opportunity however as the half wore on it become evident that those missed chances could cost Curragh dearly and so they did. It got worse for Curragh on seventy minutes when Calvin Bradley saw red and although Curragh did try to come back Rathmullan saw out the match aided by the extra man. Rathmullan were best served by the Sheridan Brothers and Patrick Patton while Curragh had Garth Gallagher and the hard working O’ Brien and Mc Laughlin always looking sharp. Referee: Mick LaganWatson Hire Division OneBonagee United 1 Cappry Rovers 2Bonagee should have taken the lead on ten minutes when they were awarded a penalty after Kevin Doran was brought down in the box. Unfortunately Oran Grant sent the spot kick over the bar. On twelve minutes Cappry’s Benny Mc Laughlin saw his shot from twelve yards well saved by Carr in the home goal. Bonagee took the lead on twenty minutes after good work down the left by Marcus Oliver. He crossed to Lee Mc Monagle who hammered home from ten yards. Carr in the home goal had two good saves from Alan Patton and Brian Lafferty on thirty and thirty five minutes. Brendan O’ Meara in the Cappry goal made a super save from Darren Ashmore from the edge of the box on forty three minutes. Cappry levelled the game on the hour when Benny Mc Laughlin fired home from ten yards. Bonagee came close on seventy minutes when a cross from the right by Lee Mc Monagle found Carl Doogan and his header was pushed over the bar O’ Meara. Cappry took the lead on eighty minutes. A Bonagee defender’s attempted clearance struck Alan Patton and ended up in the back of the Bonagee net. Team efforts from both sides. Referee: Paddy Melaugh.Eany Celtic 0 Drumoghill F.C. 7Drumoghill had an easy opening to the new League season against an understrength Eany Celtic. They by three at half time with Liam O’ Donnell getting a hat-trick . O’ Donnell was on the mark again early in the second half. Shea Mc Daid, Michael Lynch and Kevin Kelly completed the scoring for the men from “The Moss”.Dunkineely Celtic 2 Castlefin Celtic 4Castlefin will be very happy to have left Darney Park with all three points after coming from two goals behind to record a fine victory. Dunkineely started very brightly and took the lead after only three minutes when a Peter Alvey cross was headed by Adrian Ward into the path of Cian Kennedy who scored from close range. Castlefin kept playing their passing game and came close on seven minutes when a JP Malley shot was well saved by John Mc Mullin. Dunkineely doubled their lead on 22 minutes when a cross from Adrian Nesbitt was fumbled by the Castlefin keeper and Cian Kennedy was on hand to tap home. Castlefin kept working hard and got a goal back on the half hour mark when a through ball from Ronan Tourish was lobbed over the keeper by JP Mailey.Castlefin started the second half at a high tempo and had a corner cleared off the line on 55 minutes. They equalised on 67 minutes with a carbon copy of their first goal. Ronan Tourish again the provider and Malley with the finish. Castlefin were now well on top and took the lead on 82 minutes when Malley completed his hat-trick when he connected well with a cross from the right. They completed the scoring on 87 minutes when Ronan Tourish broke through the middle to finish well from 10 yards.Best for Dunkineely were Declan Murrin and Adrian Ward while Ronan Tourish and JP Malley were best for Castlefin.Before the game a minutes silence was observed in memory of Conor Boyle who passed away in England during the week. Conor was a grand nephew of Dunkineely Celtic Chairman Gerry Rodgers.Lagan Harps 4 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 2Lagan got their league season off to a good start with a win over a strong Kerrykeel side. Kerrykeel took the lead on 8 minutes when Mark Friel fired home after Tony Blake could only parry away Paddy Mc Grenaghan’s shot. Lagan equalised on ten minutes when Drew Connolly crossed and Eunan Diver headed home. Lagan were then dealt a blow when Eunan Diver went off injured. Lagan kept their composure and took the lead on twenty five minutes when Ross Hamlyn’s cross was driven home by Bryan Kelly. Kerrykeel pushed hard for an equaliser at the start of the second half but Lagan extended their lead on fifty five minutes. Shane Kelly sent over a cross and Jay Dee Olawiye finished superbly from the edge of the area. Kerrykeel continued to dominate possession but some wasteful finishing and dogged defending by the Lagan back four kept them at bay. Lagan got the decisive goal on eighty minutes when Drew Connolly pulled the ball back to James Gillen who hit a stunning shot in off the post. Kerrykeel kept up the pressure and grabbed a second in injury time when Mark Friel’s cross was driven home at the back post by Jonathan Friel. For Lagan it was a great win after some poor results, with the young side showing great character. Best for Lagan were Ciaran Diver, Paul Rodgers and Jay Dee Olawiye. For Kerrykeel Mark Friel, Paddy Mc Grenaghan and Patrick Mc Conigley were best. Referee: Joe Mc Hugh.CT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps 0 Copany Rovers 0Deele Harps and Copany Rovers, two teams who showed well during the Brian Mc Cormick Cup Group stages, played out a scoreless draw at the Athletic Grounds in Lifford on Sunday. Back in Sunday football after an absence of a few seasons, the home side were unable to breach the Copany defence. Copany will be hard to beat this season and an opening day point isn’t the worst of returns from a venue where many fancied teams have fallen through the years.Ballybofey United 2 Letterbarrow Celtic 4An Eoin Mc Hugh hat-trick secured all three points for Letterbarrow Celtic when they visited Ballybofey United on Sunday. Letterbarrow took the lead through Mc Hugh before the home side equalised through Noel Quinn. Two more from Mc Hugh gave the visitors a healthy half time advantage. Ballybofey United’s experienced John Gregg was unlucky to see his wayward clearance from thirty yards end up in his own net. Gregg then completed the scoring when he registered at the other end reducing the deficit to two. Despite having numerous chances Ballybofey couldn’t get back into the game. Man of the Match: Eoin Mc Hugh. Referee: Paul DohertyDunlewy Celtic 3 Raphoe Town 1On a wonderful day in Dunlewey it was the Raphoe men who started the brightest. They went in front when Ryan Mc Cullagh broke through the home defence to knock past Cathal Gillespie in the Dunlewey goals. The home side settled and came close through John Cannon but it took until the stroke of half time for the home side to get on level terms when Liam McMullen rose highest to head home a Christy Cannon cross. Kieran Mc Geady gave the home side the lead shortly after coming on as a substitute. The home side continued to pressure the visitors and got their third when Liam McMullen once again rose highest to head home a Daniel Cannon cross. The Raphoe men never gave up and were unlucky not to get one back through Lee Smith but Cathal Gillespie saved well. Best for Dunlewey Kieran Mc Geady, Liam McMullen and Daniel Cannon.Team performance from RaphoeConvoy Arsenal 1 Whitestrand United 2Convoy started brightly, kept hold of possession well and created a few half chances in the first 50 minutes. Whitestrand started to come into the game after this and forced a number of free kicks and corners. The deadlock was broken in the 65th minute after a through ball sent Calvin Mc Gowan clear and he stroked it past Lee Boyd in the Convoy goal. It took Whitestrand only four minutes to double their lead. It was a carbon copy move with Jerome Burke putting the finishing touch to it this time. Convoy settled down again after this. Their determination reaped rewards in the 81st minute when Michael Melaugh curled in a goal from the edge of the box. The Whitestrand keeper made a great save from Keelan Gillan near the end to help his team hold out for the win. Best for Convoy: Jonny Kees, best for Whitestrand: Jerome Burke. Referee: Michael MulhernDrumbar F.C. 0 Glenree United 1This was a closely fought contest between Drumbar and Glenree United. Both sides took time to get going but Drumbar dominated most of the first half exchanges and looked the most likely to score. The second half started similarly however on 75minutes Glenree’s number 9 rose highest for a free kick to nod past the Drumbar keeper. After this Glenree dominated the last ten minutes and held out for three well earned points.Best for Drumbar were: Shane Browne, Mark Butler and Owen Harron. Glenree were strong from one to eleven.SATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneSt. Catherines Reserves 2 Glenea United Reserves 1St. Catherines played host to Glenea in a tight encounter in Emerald Park. Glenea started the brighter and on twenty five minutes scored through Eddie Muldowney after a goal mouth scramble. Both teams had chances in the first half but Glenea went in at half time leading by one goal to nil. St. Catherines got on the scoresheet on fifty eight minutes when Brian Smith converted a penalty after Paul Mc Fadden was pulled down in the box. On sixty five minutes the Saints scored again when an Eamonn Bonner shot cannoned of a Glenea defender and found its way to the net. Glenea pushed hard for the equaliser but couldn’t break down a stubborn Saints defence. Good team performance from Glenea while best for St Catherines was Evan Broderick.Castlefin Celtic Reserves 3 Orchard F.C. 1Park View provided the stage for this keenly contested match on Saturday afternoon. Orchard started well and TJ Duffy had to clear from the Castlefin goal line in the opening minutes. The home side took the lead on twelve minutes when Brian Dooher did well to convert Marcus Curran’s cross. Castlefin retained this lead until the interval. After the restart James Mc Menamin doubled their advantage when he drilled home from close range. This goal came after the home side had been denied on three occasions by Orchard netminder Thomas Mc Laughlin who was having a fine game. Orchard pulled a goal back on eighty six minutes when Niall Bonner scored. Paddy Dooher completed the scoring just before the full time whistle sounded. Best for Castlefin: TJ Duffy. Best for Orchard: Thomas Mc Laughlin. Referee: Seamus Mc Groary.Glencar Celtic 2 Mulroy Celtic 0Glencar started brightest at the Flag Pole Field. Pajo Rafferty went close to opening the scoring on two occasions. Joe Baker then rattled the Mulroy crossbar. Glencar’s hard work eventually paid off early in the second half when Paddy Collins crossed for Joe Baker to rise highest and head home. Baker then added his and Glencar’s second as the match entered it’s closing stages. Best for Glencar: Garvan Grieve and Mark Graham. Good team effort from Mulroy.Erne Wanderers 0 Fintown Harps AFC 1Last season’s Downtown Cup finalists renewed acquaintances at the Lakeside Centre on Saturday. The opening exchanges produced little by way of clear cut chances. Stephen Curneen thought he had given Erne the lead when he clinically finished a move involving Mark Dorrian and Diarmuid Spratt. His celebrations were short lived however as the referee had already blown for a penalty in the build up to the goal. Dermott Slevin took the spot kick but sent the ball the wrong side of the post. Then to compound the home side’s misery Aaron Thompson put the visitors ahead when he intercepted Jamie Cassidy’s back-pass to Karl O’ Brien. Despite enjoying the lion’s share of possession for the remainder of the match Erne couldn’t find an equaliser. As it turned out the home side fell to their first home reversal in two seasons. Best for Wanderers: Spratt and Travers. Best for Harps: Eugene Molloy. Referee: Andrew Mc MullinGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoGlenree United Reserves 0 Arranmore United 1On a perfect afternoon for a match it was the home side who started stronger. In the tenth minute Robert Moore watched his well hit shot come back off the post. Karl Mc Elhinney then stung the palms of the away keeper who did well to save. Arranmore then had a few shots from outside the penalty area that didn’t trouble the home keeper. It remained scoreless until the interval. In the 70th minute Damien Nelis brought a great save from the Arranmore keeper. With time running out Thomas O’ Reilly lobbed the ball to Denis Gallagher who toe poked past the Glenree keeper. The goal was enough to give the visitors the three points from a sporting encounter which saw both teams perform well. Referee: Gerry RoddenMilford United Reserves 1 Donegal Town Reserves 3Donegal Town went away with the three points from this match at Moyle View. Neither side created many opportunities but on the half hour mark Donegal got their first. A free kick from the edge of the box afforded Donegal a free header and David Bustard tapped in the rebound. Milford went further behind in the sixtieth minute when they were caught in possession and David Harran raced clear to slot home. Milford pushed hard and got a scrappy consolation goal through Christy Mc Cafferty. Ciarán Reilly rounded off the scoring from the penalty spot after David Harran was caught late.Gweedore United Reserves 7 Curragh Athletic Reserves 2Gweedore United F.C. continued their great start to the new season in this match against the Killygordon outfit at Carrickboyle. The game started brightly with both sides creating chances in the opening quarter of the game. It was Curragh who went into the lead in the 18th minute when a good cross from Martin Mc Laughlin was well finished by Gary Heeney. Gweedore were back on level terms three minutes later when Sean Paul Mc Mahon made a good run and finished well past Thomas Mc Bride. Two minutes later the home side went in front when Mc Mahon’s well hit free kick was headed into the net by Stephen O’ Donnell. Gweedore began to dominate the play and on 30 minutes made it 3-1 with Sean Paul Mc Mahon again on the mark following good play by Noel Diver and Brian Gallagher. In the 36th minute O’ Donnell got his second and United’s 4th when he again headed into the net from close range following a good cross from Mc Mahon. In the 43rd minute Mc Mahon completed his hat-trick to make it 5-1 at half time. In the second half Curragh tried to pull one back with good efforts from Justin Mc Bride and Gary Heeney however the home defence and keeper stood firm. In the 61st minute Hugh Martin Curran made it 6-1 when he hit a good free kick from 35 yards into the bottom corner leaving Mc Bride in the Curragh nets with no chance. Curragh who continued to look for their 2nd got a goal in the 77th minute when Johnny Mc Bride’s corner was well converted. Joe Coyle got a 7th for United in the 86th minute following a good cross from Stephen O’ Donnell. It was an excellent team performance from United with Gary Heeney excelling for Curragh on the day.Referee: Barry Hunter.Cranford United Reserves 1 Tullyvinney Rovers 1Tullyvinney started well putting a lot of pressure on the Cranford defence and this paid off when Daithi Gardiner latched onto a through ball and finished well giving Tullyvinney the lead. The second half saw Cranford push hard for an equaliser. Dale Mc Fadden cut in from the left wing, leaving two players for dead, and slotted the ball into the corner from twenty yards to make in one each. With time running out both teams pushed for a winner but neither could find the net. A good team effort from Cranford with Daithi Gardiner best for Tullyvinney.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURES  SATURDAY  28-09-2013                  K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneCastlefin Celtic Reserves                    v                      Glenea United ReservesFintown Harps AFC                          v                      St. Catherines ReservesMulroy Celtic                                     v                      Erne WanderersOrchard F.C.                                       v                      Ramelton MarinersGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoArranmore United                               v                      Gweedore United Reserves  (K.O. 1 p.m.)Donegal Town Reserves                     v                      Strand RoversTullyvinney Rovers                            v                      Milford United ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves                  v                      Cranford United ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves                    v                      Glenree United ReservesSUNDAY 29-09 2013                        K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division Glenea United                                     v                      Cranford UnitedRathmullan Celtic                               v                      Lifford CelticGweedore Celtic                                 v                      Curragh AthleticKilmacrennan Celtic                            v                      Donegal TownSt. Catherines                                      v                      Milford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneGweedore United                                v                      Bonagee UnitedKerrykeel ’71 F.C.                              v                      Keadue RoversCastlefin Celtic                                   v                      Lagan HarpsDrumoghill F.C.                                  v                      Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoCopany Rovers                                   v                      Ballybofey UnitedGlenree United                                    v                      Deele HarpsWhitestrand United                            v                      Drumbar F.C.Raphoe Town                                     v                      Convoy ArsenalSOCCER: DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE MATCH REPORTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: September 22nd, 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:Donegal Junior LeagueMatch ReportsResultslast_img read more

National Science Standards Squelch Freedom of Inquiry

first_imgIf federal science standards are approved by the states, students will lose freedom to question controversial subjects like evolution and global warming.Science thrives on open inquiry: the ability to ask questions.  But for certain subjects, notably evolution and global warming, the scientific “consensus” (loosely defined as the majority with power) wants to shut down inquiry and indoctrinate students to accept the consensus as the only acceptable position.  The latest attempt at indoctrination, revealed in an article by Daniel James Devine in World Magazine, (“Change in the Weather,” Aug. 25, p. 64) is to push for national science standards:As kindergartners and high-school students return to public schools this fall, a team of 41 writers will be busy editing national curriculum standards that, as early as next year, could change how science teachers instruct their classes. The so-called “Next Generation Science Standards,” which all 50 states will have the option of adopting or not, are intended to provide a universal framework for science education. They explicitly emphasize Darwinism and climate change.Environmentalism and Darwinism are heavily promoted in the standards that are being recommended by the National Academy of Science based on consensus (majority) views.Controversies on global warming:  As for global warming, students in states that adopt the standards will be taught that man is at fault for the current warming and needs to fix it. If only one side is taught in schools, the USA may soon resemble Canada, where only 2% deny anthropogenic global warming, according to a new poll reported by PhysOrg.  The science behind it, though, continues to be ambiguous.  The controversy is not limited to skeptics.  Should students be prevented from hearing about the following three examples found in the mainstream journals?(1) A striking paper in Nature this week (Simpson et al., “Long-term decline of global atmospheric ethane concentrations and implications for methane,” Nature 488, 23 August 2012, pp. 490–494, doi:10.1038/nature11342) finds good and bad in human climatic activity: methane is a greenhouse gas emitted substantially by flaring of natural gas vents, but so is ethane – a precursor of atmospheric ozone.  The decrease in ethane due to reductions in flaring is reducing ozone that protects humans from UV light, while the methane from flaring adds to warming.  Which is worse?(2) In the journal Science this week, Luke Skinner urged “A Long View on Climate Change” (Science, 24 August 2012: Vol. 337 no. 6097 pp. 917-919, DOI: 10.1126/science.1224011).  He cautioned about the political ramifications of short-term graphs (those looking back a century or less).  He noted several major climate swings over long periods before humans appeared in the standard geological timeline.  He further questioned scientists’ ability to understand all the forcing and feedback mechanisms and the uncertainties in proxy estimates; for instance, what factors are nonlinear?  How resilient is the earth to particular forcing factors?  “If the goal of climate science is not just to predict the next 50 to 100 years of climate change, but also ‘to tackle the more general question of climate maintenance and sensitivity’, then arguably we must do so within a conceptual framework that augments the notion of climate sensitivity as a straightforward linear calibration of climate gain, with the possibility of nonlinear feedbacks and irreversible transitions in the climate system,” he explained.  “An exclusive consideration of the highest (e.g., decadal) register of climate variability might be adequate for most political time frames and may suit the urgency of immediate mitigation and adaptation challenges,” he ended. “However, it falls short of the wider scientific challenge that faces humanity, as well as a moral horizon that extends much farther into the future.”(3) In a published comment to Nature this week (Turnhout et al., “Listen to the Voices of Experience,” Nature 488, 23 August 2012, pp. 454–455, doi:10.1038/488454a), five scientists had nothing good to say about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the forger of the climate consensus.  They criticized the IPCC’s top-down authority, its narrow focus on one parameter (global temperature), and its obsession with peer review with no regard for the stakeholders in policies derived from its pronouncements.  The five even questioned the IPCC’s epistemology: “This IPCC-like focus might be attractive to ‘elite actors’, from natural scientists to national governments, but it omits many other important stakeholders and knowledge-holders, including indigenous people, businesses, farmers, community partnerships and fishers,” they said.  “What counts as legitimate knowledge, and how it is generated, influences its practical effectiveness.”Controversies over evolution:  Problems with Darwinism are routinely discussed in the pages of Creation-Evolution Headines (recent example, 8/20/2012), usually expressed by evolutionists themselves in leading journals.  But if the proposed “Next Generation Science Standards” become universal, students will not hear about them.  “High-school students will be taught that fossil and DNA discoveries support common ancestry, and that one species can evolve into two” (readers are welcome to search on those keywords for controversies about each of them).  Adoption of the standards will leave teachers in a hopeless bind.  “A 2008 poll found that only a quarter of public high-school biology teachers claim to be strong advocates of Darwinism,” Devine said, ” and in an online poll last year, half of science teachers said they faced skepticism about climate change teaching from parents.”In the U.S., 26 states have representatives on the “Next Generation Science Standards” writing team, Devine reported.  “These states and others are likely to replace their own science standards with the national ones—leaving teachers and parents with little room to be skeptical.”  This is ironic, considering that the Skeptics Society and prominent “debunkers” like magician The Amazing Randi constantly urge a skeptical attitude about everything (but science), and urge critical thinking about claims presented as fact (by everyone except scientists).  How can students learn critical thinking, if “science” is immune from it?Philosophy, Too:  In the same issue of World Magazine, Janie B. Cheaney expressed concern that the American Philosophical Society (APA) – a body whose highest virtue is to question things – is enforcing consensus opinions on tolerance, refusing to publish ads in its journal from any institution that fails to adhere to its politically-correct views on homosexuality.  Obviously this targets Christian colleges.  The logical contradiction between the APA’s anti-discrimination policy and its own intolerance of traditional views has not been lost on luminaries such as Alvin Plantinga, Robert George, and Roger Scruton, but since the majority accepted the new policy, the illogic has been locked in.  “…open inquiry about ultimate questions is what philosophy is all about,” Cheaney concluded.  “If open inquiry is throttled in its own house, Socratic discussion will have no place to go.”Bitter fruit of consensus enforcement:  Two more articles in the same issue of World Magazine illustrate the fallout when consensus trumps freedom of inquiry.  In “Good Deeds Punished,” (World, Aug 25, 2012, p. 12) Warren Cole Smith retold the tribulations of renegade sociologist Mark Regnerus at the University of Texas who dared publish the politically-incorrect finding, based on the largest sample ever conducted, that children don’t fare as well under homosexual pairs (see 6/10/2012 and 7/26/2012 entries).  Regnerus survived the backlash because he had tenure, but Bob Woodberry, in the same UT sociology department, did not.  Despite his impeccable credentials and experience, he was denied tenure, and thereafter effectively blacklisted from American universities because of politically incorrect views, Marvin Olasky wrote (World, August 25, 2012, page 76).  With American doors closed to him, Woodberry had to seek employment where he could find it, in a country more tolerant of dissent.  “To get a job, Bob Woodberry last month moved nearly 10,000 miles,” Olasky concluded after his parody of the tenure board at UT.  “The National University of Singapore is giving him a 50 percent increase in salary, free housing for up to nine years, the first semester off, and $85,000 for his research.”Centralization of education at the national level is disastrous; education belongs at the local level.  The proposed national standards reflect another volley by leftist elitists to squelch independent thinking and force the unwashed masses into uncritical acceptance of the dictates of the oligarchy.  States that refuse to adopt the standards will likely be subjected to threats from universities not to accept their students.  Totalitarianism, anyone?World Magazine (“Today’s News, Christian Views”) is a great resource, highly recommended!  Subscribers to the bi-weekly paper magazine also get online access, email newsletters in advance of print, and video summaries of upcoming issues (watch the current one).  World covers many subjects: politics, education, science, culture, music, movies, books and much more.  Readers will find many in depth reporting on many subjects the secular press ignores, such as persecution of Christians around the world and controversies over scientific ethics.  When it comes to evolution, the magazine is favorable to Darwin skeptics in an informed way.  This is one magazine you will read cover to cover.  The reporting is well-written and informative, and the editorials are timely and thought-provoking.  Get it today– right now, while they are running a free, no-obligation three-month trial subscription at; use “video” as the promo code.(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more