Job Vacancy: Busy salon seeking to recruit full-time Hairdresser

first_imgJOB VACANCY: A busy Donegal Hair Salon are looking to recruit a part-time or full-time hairdresser to join their professional, dynamic and hardworking team. Management at Pam’s Creations, which is located in the scenic fishing village of Killybegs are looking to expand their workforce.Pam’s Creations need another employee to cope with the increased volume of customers visiting the salon. Management are willing to offer the right candidate the option of working either part-time or full-time.Job Title: HairdresserJob Requirements: Experience in the hairdressing industry is essential.Successful candidate needs to be reliable, punctual and hardworking.Attractive remuneration package is negotiable.If you’re interested in this position then apply now via e-mail to [email protected] Job Vacancy: Busy salon seeking to recruit full-time Hairdresser was last modified: September 27th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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

Jordan Bell agrees to deal with Minnesota Timberwolves

first_imgAmid the Warriors’ flailing interest and a hope to maximize his role, Jordan Bell accepted a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, a league source confirmed to Bay Area News Group. Yahoo! Sports first reported the news.The Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz also expressed interest in Bell, according to a league source. But Bell found the Timberwolves most appealing … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile devicelast_img

Catcher Chris Herrmann makes grand entrance to Oakland A’s lineup

first_imgClick here if you are having trouble viewing the slideshow on a mobile device.OAKLAND — Chris Herrmann needed just two at-bats to make an impression on his Oakland A’s teammates.The catcher, following a 60-day IL stint to begin his first year with the A’s, had an Oakland debut to remember, mashing a go-ahead grand slam off All-Star Minnesota Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi to boost the A’s to an 8-6 win on Tuesday night.Herrmann’s slam came on a 1-1 fastball, effectively booting Odorizzi out of …last_img

Abusing Darwinism to Explain Everything

first_img(Visited 419 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Do documents evolve? Are birds that can interbreed still evolving? Darwinism becomes meaningless if everything that changes in some way is used as support for the theory.Darwinism means this and only this: universal common ancestry via unguided mutation and natural selection. That was Darwin’s aim: to link up every living thing in a grand tree. Every living thing came from ancestors, and their “innovations” arrived by chance mutations “selected” somehow without intelligence or guidance. Some reporters and scientists cannot stick to the definition. They say cars evolve, documents evolve, and civilizations evolve. Or, they take the tiniest changes and offer them as sacrifices to Charles Darwin. The equivocation needs to stop. Repeat after me: “Darwinism means universal common ancestry via unguided mutation and natural selection.” Children might remember the quip, “from goo to you by way of the zoo.”Mathematical evidence shows that founding documents evolve through words (Science Daily). Believe it or not, Dartmouth eggheads are using Darwinian theory to explain the US Constitution, even though it proclaims that men are endowed by their Creator with rights. Their inspiration is poles apart from biomimetics; it might be dubbed evomimetics.Inspired by the challenge to see how ideas are shared between nation’s through their founding documents, researchers at Dartmouth College have constructed a big data, evolutionary taxonomy of the world’s constitutions.The analysis traces the textual ties that bind and has resulted in a mathematically-derived constitutional family tree. Visuals included with the study reveal the evolution of constitutions and constitutional ideas, and provide a window into how nations share political concepts.Perhaps we can be charitable and assume they are only using “evolution” as a figure of speech. Nope:For decades, researchers have theorized that the evolution of national constitutions follow pathways similar to biological evolution. The Dartmouth analysis demonstrates that the historical development of constitutions follows the Yule Process — a model in evolutionary dynamics that describes birth process.New species can develop in as little as two generations, Galapagos study finds (Science Daily). Finch beaks again. This “zombie icon” of evolution just won’t die. What happened now? You can betThey just keep coming back.that Peter and Rosemarie Grant are at the center of it. And they are. The bottom line of the story is that three lineages of birds that they insist on calling different “species” can all interbreed; they just have split into groups that keep to themselves. One lone male they call “big bird” arrived one day from another island in the chain and found a cute chick to mate with. Big bird sang a slightly different love song, so his groupies stick to him and the family. But they are all not only finches, but Galapagos finches, with only the slightest of anatomical differences. Calling this an example of “the evolution of biodiversity due to natural selection” is a major fallacy of extrapolation, as if it explains (what, class?) universal common ancestry via unguided mutation and natural selection. Jonathan Wells dealt thoroughly with the Big Bird story in his updated book about icons of evolution, Zombie Science.How dinosaur scales became bird feathers (BBC News). Rory Galloway tells another Darwinian just-so story. He knows full well that “Feathers are highly complex natural structures and they’re key to the success of birds.” But he insists that “they initially evolved in dinosaurs, birds’ extinct ancestors.” How would he know that? What does the evidence say? For one thing, “Birds have had feathers for as long as they have existed as a group and Professor Chuong couldn’t study primitive examples of feathers in any living animals.” That didn’t stop the professor from professing faith in Darwin. To present an appearance of empiricism, he tweaked some alligator genes. Lo and behold, he did not get feathers. What he did get allowed him to weave a fanciful story that slight elongations were the promising beginnings of incredibly beautiful, lightweight, structurally strong materials enabling powered flight.“You can see we can indeed induce them to form appendages, although it is not beautiful feathers, they really try to elongate” he explained of the outcome. They are likely similar to the structures on those feather-pioneering dinosaurs 150 million years ago.The reason the gene doesn’t cause the development of a fully feathered alligator is that unlike birds, alligators don’t have the underlying genetic architecture evolved to support these central feather-making genes, or hold the structures in place on the skin.To him, “flight was just one highly successful experiment with feathers.” He really needs to watch the Illustra masterpiece, Flight: The Genius of Birds.The slight difference: Why language is a uniquely human trait (Medical Xpress). This could have been a nice article about human exceptionalism. After all, no other animal has syntactical, grammatical, semantical language. The last paragraph, however, shows that the ideas presented at MIT are being forced into a Darwinian mold:The long searched for “missing link” could lay in this fibre tract, which explains the leap forward of the simple sound association of animals to the matured language of humans A reason for this could be because this fibre tract only exists in adult humans but not in other primates and infants, and consequentially language capabilities are more advanced. Even linguist Chomsky is convinced by this idea. In the prologue to “Language in Our Brain” he also supposes that this brain structure “appears to have evolved to subserve the human capacity to process syntax, which is at the core of the human language faculty.”Nothing in Darwinian theory evolves “to” do anything. They have turned a blind process into a directed search “to subserve” and “to process” the human capacity for language.Credit: Illustra MediaSmall but distinct differences among species mark evolution of human brain (Medical Xpress). Here’s a trick: use falsifying evidence to support your theory. Look what this article confesses about actual empirical evidence:The massive analysis of human, chimpanzee, and monkey tissue published Nov. 23 in the journal Science shows that the human brain is not only a larger version of the ancestral primate brain but also one filled with distinct and surprising differences.“Our brains are three times larger, have many more cells and therefore more processing power than chimpanzee or monkey,” said Andre M.M. Sousa, a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of neuroscientist Nenad Sestan and co-lead author of the study. “Yet there are also distinct small differences between the species in how individual cells function and form connections.”Given this evidence, what should the scientists at Yale be focused on, the “distinct and surprising differences” or the small differences? It shouldn’t be surprising that two species that can eat bananas and blink eyes should have similarities, but there is a vast canyon separating human and chimpanzee brains, both qualitatively and quantitatively, to say nothing of unique capacities like language, the arts, and logical reasoning. We find the Yale Darwinians forcing everything into a Darwinian mold again: (1) they call parts of the brain “evolutionarily ancient” (see Circular Reasoning). (2) They apply “selection” to explain differences (see our analysis of Natural Selection). (3) They engage in speculative, fact-free evidence to keep Darwinism from being falsified: e.g., “The neocortical expression of this gene was most likely lost in a common ancestor and reappeared in the human lineage.”Huge dose of brain chemical dopamine may have made us smart (New Scientist). Andy Coghlan may take the prize for abusing Darwinism with his suggestion that an influx of the neurotransmitter dopamine gave evolving humans their intelligence.We may owe some of our unique intelligence to a generous supply of a signalling chemical called dopamine in brain regions that help us think and plan. Our brains produce far more dopamine in these regions than the brains of other primates like apes.Not only does this rely on a high perhapsimaybecouldness index, it is a self-refuting argument. If Coghlan is smart because of dopamine, he’s a dope, I mean, by his own admission— because he has transferred his intelligence to a chemical that gives him pleasurable sensations with no necessary connection to truth. Notice, too, that the empirical evidence shows a major difference between apes and man. That should be the story.The pain of reading nonsense like this week after week never stops. We do it for you, so that you can understand that the ruling philosophy of the modern world relies on absolute refusal to even consider the possibility of a Creator. Don’t be fooled by the facade of fake science whitewashing Darwin’s House of Cards. It isn’t a house of science. It is a shrine to the Bearded Buddha, protected by a priesthood and kingdom intolerant of any challenge to their power.last_img read more

Fighting fake DVDs – with fakes

first_img19 May 2006South Africa’s Anti Piracy Foundation has come up with a inventive new weapon in the fight against pirated DVDs – fake pirated DVDs.According to the Financial Mail, the new campaign involves joining pirate vendors at street corners to sell fake discs, but with a twist. Only when the buyers of the fakes play the DVDs will they realise they’ve been fooled.After a few moments of the genuine movie, a message appears on the screen: “Thank you for buying this DVD. Your R40 has been donated to the Anti Piracy Foundation. Piracy is a crime.”Advertising agency TBWA Hunt Lascaris, which developed the campaign, says that while the bold strategy is risky, it’s necessary to combat the problem of copyright theft.“This issue demands some edginess in the advertising to make a strong point,” TBWA group CEO Mike Bosman told the Financial Mail.Across the world, DVD piracy costs the film industry some R50-billion a year. In South Africa, pirated movie sales account for 60% of the country’s DVD market, costing the industry an annual R500-million.To combat the problem, the South African Federation Against Copyright Theft (Safact) – a member of the Anti Piracy Foundation – has been set up to educate consumers about piracy, conduct raids and inspections, and help prosecute offenders. Safact represents film distributors Ster-Kinekor and Nu Metro, international film studios and others, including Sony Playstation.Safact’s film and print adverts draw the connection between piracy and theft, with a pay-off line that describes the ordinary citizen who buys pirated goods as a “South African crime supporter”. The new campaign takes the message further, with a real financial consequence people who support piracy.“For the campaign to really drive home, people had to be shocked into changing their behaviour and stop buying fake products,” TBWA creative director Damon Stapleton told the Financial Mail.Another objective is to disrupt the pirate market. “By flooding the market with our copies, we should make people hesitant to buy pirated discs as they might get one of ours.”Already, students dressed as street vendors have taken to the streets of Johannesburg to sell fake pirated copies of South Africa’s Oscar-winning movie Tsotsi. The film’s huge popularity has meant it’s currently the most pirated in the country, selling for as little as R50.But while people who buy the fakes have no legal recourse, they won’t lose out completely. According to the Financial Mail, they can exchange the fake DVD at a Nu Metro or Ster Kinekor cinema for a ticket to see the real thing.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Silver for SA cyclist at World Champs

first_img30 September 2013 “As a team, we believe he’s a major star for the future, which is why we’re investing heavily in athletes likes him. “I’m extremely happy,” Meintjes, the current South African under-23 road race and individual time trial champion, said at the finish. “This was a goal of mine all season. The race started in Montecatini Terme and finished in Firenze Mandela Forum, a sports stadium named in honour of former South African president Nelson Mandela, which made the day more special for the South African team. ‘A major talent’“We identified Louis as a major talent a few years ago and I’ve always admired his work ethic,” Team MTN-Qhubeka Team Principal Douglas Ryder said in a statement. South Africa’s Louis Meintjes raced to a silver medal in the under-23 road race at the UCI World Championships in Florence, Italy on Friday, with Matej Mohoric of Slovenia taking the gold medal. SAinfo reporter The South African World Championships team started the race with three riders, also including Meintjes’ Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung teammate Johann van Zyl and Christopher Jennings. With less riders than the other nations, the team had to rely on riding a clever race. “World champs is always a special race and I’ve been doing it three years in a row. Being an under-23 race, it should technically be a little easier than the level we’ve (Team MTN-Qhubeka) been racing at this year, so I thought I can maybe get a result. The gold medal winner pulled away on the descent to the finish, with Meintjes holding off the chasing peloton to finish three seconds behind the Slovenian. center_img “My plan was to follow wheels and wait until the last hour and see what’s left of the race. I started feeling really well as the race went on. As soon as we got on the finishing circuit, I could feel I had the legs today,” the 21-year-old Meintjies reckoned. It was contested over 173 kilometres and included seven laps on the finishing circuit. Meintjes was among the front-runners with two laps to go and then put in a major attack on the last lap to get to Mohoric. ‘Great confidence’“When I saw the route after it was launched, I had extra motivation. I went and trained on the circuit and it gave me great confidence.” “It’s great to see Louis doing so well. He’s obviously in a great team environment with top support at MTN Qhubeka. When he raced with the Toyota Cycle Lab Academy, we could see he was destined for great things,” Nic White, who oversees the running of the Toyota Cycle Lab Academy, said in a statement on the weekend. ‘Hard work paying off’“I think this is hard work paying off. I think this is going to happen for a lot of riders in Africa and South Africa. It’s just a matter of time before we see more names coming through. This is a result of what we’re trying to do with Team MTN-Qhubeka and the investment all our sponsors are putting in,” he added. “Our team manager Mark van der Merwe told me that Louis was the best rider he’d ever seen. He’s got the whole package: the right temperament, tactical sense and physical suitability. He’s also highly intelligent and conscientious, so is actually a pleasure to have in a team.” Toyota Cycle Lab AcademyMeintjes, like Tour de France champion Chris Froome, began his journey to success by spending three of his formative years with the Toyota Cycle Lab Academy, from 2009 to 2011. “We really believe in the South African and African dream. When we made it public a few years ago that we want to develop an African world champion, it was very ambitious. With the increased support from our amazing partners like MTN and Samsung, people can now see that our dreams and goals are a reality.”last_img read more

MFLN “Network News” – November 2016

first_imgThis month we are excited to introduce you to one of our people “behind the scenes”.Karen Jeannette is the Social Media Strategist for the Military Families Learning Network and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the MFLN’s leadership team.  Currently, Karen helps Military Families Learning Network concentration area teams incorporate social media into guided and informal professional development opportunities.Don’t forget to check out our great line up of professional development opportunities for the month of November!last_img

Touch Football community recognised in Australia Day honours

first_imgSeveral members of the Touch Football community were recognised in Australia Day ceremonies across the country yesterday.Australian Men’s Open representative, Daniel Withers was named Rockhampton’s Sportsperson of the Year, in a year which included his second World Cup title. Referee Beau Newell was also recognised, as Official of the Year at the Parkes Shire Australia Day Awards. You can read more from the Parkes Champion Post here – http://bit.ly/1lPLolk. The Mudgee Mudcrabs were recognised for their 2015 New South Wales State Cup performance, receiving a Sports Award. You can read more in the Mudgee Guardian story here – http://bit.ly/1PzTs1o.  Peter Shefford was also recognised, named Sports Administrator of the Year at the Townsville Australia Day awards. You can read more in the Townsville Bulletin here – http://bit.ly/1OUBVlb. Hills Hornets President, Brad Mitchell capped off a brilliant year for the affiliate, named the Hills Shire Citizen of the Year for Sporting Achievements. Referee Michael Littlefield was also recognised in the Burdekin Shire Council Australia Day Awards, being named Senior Sportsperson of the Year. Gladstone Touch Association Secretary, Chelsea Baker was named Senior Sportsperson of the Year at the Gladstone Regional Council’s Australia Day Awards. Kelsey French was also recognised, named the Upper Hunter Shire Young Sports Star of the Year for the Aberdeen area. TFA Indigenous All Stars ambassador, Joe Williams was also named Wagga Wagga’s Citizen of the Year. Touch Football Australia wishes to congratulate everyone who received awards at yesterday’s Australia Day ceremonies across the country. Do you know someone in your local community who received an Australia Day award? We’d love to hear about it. Send us an email – [email protected] Related LinksAustralia Daylast_img read more

Tsakos Energy Confirms Order for Aframax Duo

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Tanker operator Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) has confirmed its plans to construct two new Aframax tankers.The order, placed following the end of the first quarter of 2018, is a part of long-term contracts signed with an undisclosed oil major.TEN informed that the time charter equivalent income of the two new Aframax tankers, over the minimum charter period, equates to about USD 82 million.The company unveiled the order as part of its financial report for the for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.TEN delivered a net loss of USD 11.9 million for the period, compared to a net income of USD 17.4 million reported in the first quarter of 2017. The company’s voyage revenues were at USD 125.7 million, decreasing from USD 138.2 million seen a year earlier.With 80% of the fleet employed during the first quarter on secured revenue contracts, TEN said it was able “to successfully manage the impact of an exceptionally poor spot market, in which rates, in all categories of vessels, reached historic lows.”“Navigating one of the weakest quarters in recent memory, TEN’s operating strategy of keeping the majority of the fleet on long term contracts significantly benefited our revenues and protected us from the pressure the markets were applying on companies with heavy exposure to the spot market,” George Saroglou, COO of TEN, said.last_img read more