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first_imgFernandez said San Beda will file an appeal to downgrade Bolick’s disqualifying foul in time for its game against Mapua on Friday.“We’ll appeal that for sure, but how can we appeal if there’s no report? We want to know what happened, why they called it for Robert? Why? They have to justify it,” he said.Fernandez then turned his ire towards commissioner Bai Cristobal, noting that the official could have handled the matter better knowing that decisions made from that situation gravely impact some of the players’ career in the long run.Bolick is in the running for the Most Valuable Player plum, with him currently sixth in the race with averages of 13.56 points, 7.56 rebounds, and 4.67 assists.He also posted a near triple-double performance in the game with 14 markers, 11 dimes, and seven boards, but him being sent to the showers in the game against St. Benilde already rules him out of any individual plum at the end of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Why would you throw him out? My God, the guy was running for MVP. He destroyed the future of that guy,” he said. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Kobe Bryant recites retirement poem with composer John Williams Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies With the Red Lions leading, 71-57, and the game already out of reach, Blazers guard Carlo Young took down Bolick, who was driving to the basket, hard late in the game. But Bolick and Clint Doliguez were also thrown out with 2:28 to play.“It’s unethical. We were already up by 14 points and it’s a fastbreak. Why endanger a guy? And then punish a guy? I really don’t know what’s happening,” said Fernandez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Fernandez couldn’t stop himself from wondering how the officials were able to come up with their decisions during the scuffle, sensing that there might be some kind of bias against San Beda.“I don’t want to insinuate things. I don’t want to speculate, but it’s a won game already, and then that incident happened and they penalized the other team that did not start it,” he said. “If they want us to lose ball games, then let us lose that ball game in a proper way. God, it’s so bad. It’s wrong. (We had) six fouls in fourth quarter and the other team only has one foul, and then that happens. They tackle a player? Should he be thrown out? Yes, it should be an [ejection]. But why penalize the other guy?” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Beda coach Boyet Fernandez leapt to Robert Bolick’s defense after he felt his star playmaker was unjustly ejected in his team’s 72-56 win over St. Benilde on Tuesday.“You have to see that. You throw out a guy who is tackled, (who the other player is) trying to get injured, and then you call him and throw him out again? I really don’t know,” the mentor fumed in the press room.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu MOST READ View commentslast_img read more


first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBall is life for Juan Gomez de Liaño.The UAAP Season 80 Rookie of the Year played three games in a span of less than 24 hours as he suited up for University of the Philippines and Gilas cadets in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gomez de Liaño, though, refused to look at his individual contributions and maintained that his focus is on helping his team win, may it be the Fighting Maroons or the national team.“It was a wasted the effort because we lost. But I did my best and that’s what matters. I did all I can do to help my team. But it’s okay. It’s part of the process,” he said.Rather than mope on a winless outing, Gomez de Liaño believes that he can still be better from his performance this weekend and once again, be an iron man.“I wasn’t able to lead the teams to win, but I think I can do better,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alapag ‘big fan’ of Brickman: ‘One of the smartest point guards I’ve seen’ Unfortunately for Gomez de Liaño, he went 0-3.“It’s tough. I don’t know what I’m feeling right now,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownGomez de Liaño wasn’t the only one who pulled off the triple-duty, with Paul Desiderio and Will Gozum also seeing action for those teams. But of the three, it was him who consistently played in crunch time and kept his teams in the game despite fighting from behind.He averaged 14.7 points over the weekend, including crucial triples which kept his teams in the game up to the waning seconds. LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentcenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgAnother chance has unfolded itself for the country’s struggling acting industry to be uplifted, but that is only if urgent help can come for the young Liberian man who has been tipped for the continental competition.The Next Movie Star Africa competition is an Acting competition organized by the Digital Interactive Media that seeks to groom, polish and unveil the next big movie super star in Africa each year and Esau O. Dahnsaw is Liberia’s representative this year.According to the organizers, due to the hike in the prices of plane tickets, contestants from the ten countries represented are to arrive in Nigeria on a one way ticket as the organizers will provide the accommodation, feeding, medical and dental as well as a return ticket after the competition.This year’s competition, which has been tagged “Live Your Dream” still features ten countries including Liberia. The winner of the competition carts home a brand new car, movie contracts, a flat for one year, a whooping sum of $5,000 cash prize, an all expenses paid to trip to a European country and attendance of a major film festival in Europe. Other housemates are expected to go home with N10 million worth of prizes.Liberia won this competition before and we can do it again to prove to the world that we can rise above every difficulty and emerge victorious in every sphere of societal engagement.With the show’s Liberia auditions held in Monrovia over the weekend, Esau O. Dahnsaw, 30, from Grand Bassa County-emerged as the best among all who showed up to fight for a chance to represent the Republic of Liberia at the prestigious Starship Academy in Nigeria. He was emailed his nomination details, which includes a hectic task of travelling to Nigeria on or before the 9th of November 2014 on a one-way ticket purchased by him or his team (Liberians) as the organizers will provide the return ticket after the competition.Esau O. Dahnsaw-Liberia’s Representative-2014Liberia is blessed with an immense amount of talent as proven by the nominee’s own contribution to the Nation during this Ebola crisis. Esau teamed up with his fellow Liberian Actors and shot a 30 minute long Ebola awareness movie which is still being played on local television channels in Liberia as well as on Satcon network.Such a worthy son of the Republic deserves nothing less from his own government and people in getting all he needs to represent Liberian heritage, Arts and Culture in a competition involving South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda and Liberia.In such an ambassadorial role he has been nominated to play on behalf of the republic of Liberia, well-meaning Liberians and those residing in Liberia and the government and local and international non-governmental organizations are urged to please, extend a helping hand to a Liberian youth with a dream and career.Please contact Dahnsaw on  (+231777062159) for assistance.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Queen V, a multi-talented Liberian recording artist, had her skills and values brought to the international limelight as  a result of the Next Movie Star competition in which she proudly represented Liberia, returning with the laurels that later propelled her career and Liberia’s image on the continent.  Her recent hit single, “Jue You Bad”, which she recorded with colloquial sensation DenG (Daniel George), became an instant hit in the sub-region. Liberians would certainly want a repeat of the success  of Queen V who was better prepared for the competition in 2008.center_img Liberia may not be represented at this year’s Next Movie Star competition if the government of Liberia and philanthropic Liberians do not help to provide A ONE WAY TICKET and other requirements for Esau O. Dahnsaw, the young actor, screen writer and filmmaker who has been nominated to represent the country.Late auditions and costly flight tickets stand to hamper Liberia’s representation at an Acting Competition which draws ten countries into a battle of the fittest from across Africa, a competition which was won by a young Liberian, Avenette Sirleaf, AKA Queen V in 2008.last_img read more


first_imgA late night fire on Friday evening destroyed a one-bedroom wooden house at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara.The fire reportedly started at a house at Dr Charles Estate at Second Street, Soesdyke at about 22:00h, and the building was subsequently flattened. According to information received, no one was living in the house at the time of the fire.Owner of the house, Nanda Persaud, told Guyana Times that she and her family had vacated the house about a year ago, and moved in with heThe house on fire on Saturday eveningr mother, who was living alone after her father died.Persaud related that on the night in question, at around 22:30h, a neighbourinformed them of the fire. “The neighbour came and told us about the fire, and my husband went… “When he got there, the whole house was already on fire, and then the Fire Service came a little bit after,” she said.The woman noted that although they had left the house, it was fully furnished with a sofa set, a bed, television, refrigerator and gas stove, etc. Everything was destroyed in the blaze.According to Persaud, it is not yet known how the fire started. She could not say whether anyone had been secretly “shacking up” in the house.“I can’t say…we usually go and check up on the house, but I don’t know if any ‘junkie’ or so was staying there,” she related. The woman, however, ruled out anThe aftermath of the fireelectrical origin for the fire, noting there was no electricity at the house at the time.Persaud further stated that they were planning to demolish the one bedroom wooden house and erect a modern structure.Efforts to contact officials from the Fire Service for an update on preliminary investigations proved futile.last_img read more


first_img0Shares0000Lyon’s forward Memphis Depay celebrates after scoring during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Paris-Saint Germain (PSG) © AFP / JEFF PACHOUDPARIS, France, Jan 21 – Memphis Depay struck a dramatic late winner as Lyon beat 10-man Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 on Sunday to move within eight points of the Ligue 1 leaders.Nabil Fekir gave the hosts a shock second-minute lead at Groupama Stadium with a brilliant free-kick, but PSG snatched an equaliser on the stroke of half-time as left-back Layvin Kurzawa hammered home a stunning volley. PSG full-back Dani Alves was given a straight red card for dissent, and Lyon made their man advantage count deep into injury-time as substitute Depay picked out the top corner.“At the start, I wanted to cross, but I saw that the keeper was on the side of the goal,” Fekir told Canal+.“It’s going to be difficult (to catch PSG), and the goal of the club is to take a Champions League place.”PSG centre-back Marquinhos added: “Football is like that, they manage to shoot and score two goals.”Lyon retook second place from Marseille after inflicting only a second league defeat of the season on PSG, but Bruno Genesio’s men would still need an unlikely collapse from the capital club to launch a title challenge.“We’re happy with the result, especially with beating the leaders when we’re aiming for second or third place,” said coach Genesio.Lyon made their man advantage count deep into injury-time as substitute Depay picked out the top corner © AFP / JEFF PACHOUDWith Neymar missing due to a thigh problem, Kylian Mbappe returned to the away team’s starting XI after scoring as a substitute in the midweek 8-0 thrashing of Dijon, when Neymar netted four times.Lyon caught the runaway league leaders cold with less than two minutes on the clock, as French international Fekir produced a moment of magic.Alphonse Areola was anticipating a cross when Fekir shaped to take a free-kick from the right-hand side, but the attacking midfielder whipped in a shot that flicked the inside of the post on its way past the stranded PSG goalkeeper.The 24-year-old has now scored 16 league goals this season from 19 appearances, while it was also the earliest PSG had conceded in a Ligue 1 game since May 2007.– Cavani left waiting for record –PSG were rocked by Lyon’s intense early pressing, but Edinson Cavani, looking for the goal he needed to break Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s all-time club goalscoring record after levelling the Swede’s total of 156 on Wednesday, saw a long-range lob spin narrowly wide after home keeper Anthony Lopes’s poor clearance.Paris Saint-Germain’s forward Kylian Mbappe is carried off on a stretcher © AFP / JEFF PACHOUDMbappe, already bleeding from his head from an earlier challenge, had to be stretchered off and replaced by Julian Draxler after being flattened by some strong goalkeeping from Portuguese Lopes.PSG levelled in first-half stoppage-time, though, as Kurzawa blasted home a magnificent left-footed volley off the crossbar from his fellow full-back Alves’s dinked cross.Unai Emery’s side were reduced to 10 men before the hour mark when Brazilian Alves was sent off for dissent after becoming incensed by a free-kick decision, with Marco Verratti perhaps lucky not to follow him after knocking the red card out of referee Clement Turpin’s hand.Lyon almost retook the lead with 13 minutes to play as Rafael headed over from close range, before Cavani was also booked for dissent as PSG continued to lose their heads.Maxwel Cornet saw a low effort turned behind by Areola, but it was 69th-minute substitute Depay who provided the winning moment in style.The former Manchester United winger collected the ball just outside the area in the fourth minute of added time and planted a magnificent, curling finish into the top corner to score his ninth league goal of an up-and-down season.Monaco’s midfielder Rachid Ghezzal (R) shoots to score a goal against Metz on January 21, 2018 at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco © AFP / VALERY HACHEEarlier on Sunday, fourth-placed Monaco eased to a 3-1 victory over Metz in the principality.Brazilian left-back Jorge opened the scoring for the reigning champions on the stroke of half-time and Rachid Ghezzal added a second after visiting goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima was sent off.Ibrahima Niane pulled one back for bottom club Metz, but Rony Lopes put any thoughts of a comeback to bed with a late tap-in.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgHowever, the Portuguese is far from the only culprit, with United’s slide on the field dating back to Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.Here, AFP Sports looks at three things that have gone wrong for the 20-time English champions.Not so special anymoreMourinho introduced himself to English football as “the special one” when taking charge of Chelsea for the first time 14 years ago.He backed up that bravado by delivering back-to-back Premier League titles. Mourinho’s aura and tactical discipline also inspired a title win in his second spell at Stamford Bridge and a treble at Inter Milan. When at the helm at Real Madrid he broke Barcelona’s La Liga hegemony under Pep Guardiola.Jose Mourinho won the Premier League in his first two seasons at Chelsea © AFP / ADRIAN DENNISYet his third seasons second time round at Chelsea and at Madrid ended acrimoniously and a third campaign at United already looks as though it is heading the same way.In contrast to the exciting brand of football offered by Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea under Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Mauricio Pochettino and Maurizio Sarri, Mourinho’s conservative tactics seem outdated and at odds with United’s tradition under Ferguson.Moreover, whereas Mourinho used to staunchly defend his players, at United he has routinely criticised his squad in public.Spurs fans goaded Mourinho with cries of “You’re not special anymore” and his rant at the media as he stormed out of his post-match press conference demanding respect for his record of winning three Premier League titles did little to quell the feeling he is living off past glories.United only in nameMourinho’s sour mood has not been reserved just for his players, but also the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over a perceived lack of backing in the transfer window.Not seeing eye-to-eye: Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward didn’t sign the centre-back Jose Mourinho wanted in the transfer window © AFP/File / JON SUPERWoodward decided there was not value in the market for a host of centre-back targets identified by Mourinho and questioned whether they were any better than the five already in United’s squad.It effectively means a former banker is overruling an experienced manager on football matters and United are investigating the possibility of appointing a director of football as a middle man for the first time.Woodward also insisted neither Paul Pogba nor Anthony Martial were for sale despite a troubled relationship between the manager and both players.Pogba, who cost United a then world record £89 million ($115 million) in 2016, claimed he would be fined for revealing his true feelings after the first game of the season as his agent Mino Raiola appears to be agitating for a move, with Barcelona apparently interested.Martial was fined by Mourinho for not returning to the club’s pre-season tour of the United States after the birth of his second child and did not even make the bench for Monday’s defeat.Misspent fortuneWoodward has been accused of having divided loyalties after United’s share price hit a record high last week despite the club’s on-field troubles.Alexis Sanchez is one of a number of big money signings in recent years to disappoint for Manchester United © AFP / Oli SCARFFYet, while American owners the Glazer family remain unpopular among many fans, United have spent lavishly in the transfer market in recent years.The problem is a reported £700 million investment in transfer fees alone since Ferguson retired has been largely wasted.Big-money signings Angel di Maria, Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are no longer with the club.Luke Shaw, Juan Mata, Martial, Pogba and Alexis Sanchez have also failed to hit the standards they showed at previous clubs to spark United’s interest in the first place.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Yesterday’s man? Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is living on past glories © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 28 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho suffered the heaviest home defeat of his coaching career as Tottenham Hotspur won 3-0 at Old Trafford on Monday to deepen an early-season crisis for the Red Devils.Mourinho is at the front of the firing line, with odds on him being the first Premier League manager to lose his job this season being slashed after two consecutive defeats.last_img read more


first_imgBOXING: Jason Quigley is quickly making a name for himself in the US – with his explosive performances in the ring – and he’s also making some high profile friends.Quigley took time out from his busy schedule to attend the Gennady Golovkin v Damid Lemieux fight at Madison Square Garden, New York. However, Quigley was introduced to rap sensation 50 Cent at the star-studded event.50 Cent has been apart of the Floyd Mayweather entourage in the past – and has sang the champion into the ring.Quigley may now ask 50 Cent to become part of his entourage, as he continues to make steady progress under the tutelage of Oscar De La Hoya at Golden Boy promotions.Quigley posted the picture (above) of him with 50 Cent on his Facebook timeline and said, “With 50 Cent last night at Madison Square Garden in New York for the Golovkin vs Lemieux fight. “This guy is a legend, great meeting him and thanks for the new gear and headphones of your clothing range Frigo.  QUIGLEY MAY CHANGE WALK-ON SONG AFTER MEETING WORLD FAMOUS RAP STAR was last modified: October 19th, 2015 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) Tags:Jason QuigleynewsSportlast_img read more


first_img(Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Fewer people would say foolish things if they noticed how ideas can refute themselves.“There’s no such things as free will.” Stephen Cave, a “philosopher and writer in Berlin,” argues this position on The Atlantic:In recent decades, research on the inner workings of the brain has helped to resolve the nature-nurture debate—and has dealt a further blow to the idea of free will. Brain scanners have enabled us to peer inside a living person’s skull, revealing intricate networks of neurons and allowing scientists to reach broad agreement that these networks are shaped by both genes and environment. But there is also agreement in the scientific community that the firing of neurons determines not just some or most but all of our thoughts, hopes, memories, and dreams.His interlocutors could tease back by asking if Mr. Cave made that argument of his own choice. Did the neuroscientists choose to research what goes on in another person’s skull, without thinking about what’s going on in their own? Is their agreement about genetic and environmental determinism determined by the firing of their own neurons? Then how can they claim it is true? In their view, it would be no more true than the firing of neurons in the skull of a person who disagrees with their consensus.“To strengthen an opinion, simply say it is based on morality: ‘Moral’ label instantly makes opinions more resistant to change.” (Science Daily). This observation may well be true; persuaders might indeed get more mileage out of their rhetoric by appeals to morality. But we must turn the question around, and ask if the psychologists from Ohio State believed it was moral (or not) to conduct their research. If so, they are not simply saying it was moral; they are presupposing that morals are more than matters of opinion or rhetoric. If not, they give us no reason to believe their research at all.“What’s the Meaning of Life? Physics” (National Geographic). In this piece, Jeremy Berlin reviews a new book by Adrian Bejan with a self-explanatory title, The Physics of Life: The Evolution of Everything. Bejan, starting with Darwin’s view that humans are coextensive with all of nature, considers his so-called “constructal law” a purely materialistic process that generates universes, life, and minds. If so, it generates ideas, too, like this one:Evolution is a crucial part of how we need to define efficiency. I don’t mean evolution in the Darwinian sense. I mean that there’s a universal urge or tendency toward design and organization that changes over time in a discernible, seemingly goal-oriented direction. So it would be more accurate to call these things evolutionary design and evolutionary organization. This has nothing to do with intelligent design, by the way. It’s simply treating design and evolution as two natural scientific concepts. One must ask in response, though, if concepts are real. If they are outcomes of unguided, non-intelligent natural laws, and are always changing over time (evolving), on what basis can they be considered true? Bejan is certainly aware of opposite worldviews that see things differently. Did the constructal law produce those as well? How is he to determine which concept, then, is better, or truer, than any other?My own thinking evolved while I was writing this book. I conclude with the idea that science itself is an evolutionary design that empowers humans. So in that way alone, I think, the Constructal Law has a lot to say—and a lot of eyes to open.He speaks as a guru whose eyes, like the Buddha, have been enlightened. A clever debater could ask if his thinking has stopped evolving yet and reached Nirvana, and how would he know. If it is still evolving, who’s to say it might evolve into its opposite some day?The bottom line is that many of the things that we take for granted need to be explained in a better way. As you and I know, they can disappear overnight if we take our eye off the ball. Or, worse, the ball will hit us in the face. Wake up! I say to readers. If you don’t wake up, the ball will wake you up. Explanation implies importing truth. If truth evolves, it isn’t true any more. And explaining “in a better way” presupposes an unevolving standard: i.e., knowing which explanation is better and which is worse—not just for our culture, but for all time.Incidentally, his definition of “physics” encompasses more than the laws of Newton or Einstein. To him, physics (Greek) and nature (Latin) refer to “everything that happens.” Well, then, his constructal law is just one of those things that happens from time to time. In that vein, here’s how he might explain physics: “Stuff Happens.” That phrase, however, is incapable of evolving, otherwise nothing would ever happen again, and the phrase would be false.Accused of reductionism, Bejan admits, in spite of himself, that his own idea is a manifestation of the Stuff Happens Law (q.v.). Apparently, that ball has not hit him in the face yet.There is no rational escape from the self-refuting fallacy. Your job is to recognize it when you see it and extricate those entangled in it back into the realm of rationality. Justifiable logical concepts presuppose non-evolving morality and supernaturalism. Materialism cannot supply the preconditions for intelligibility of concepts argued to be true. It defeats itself, therefore. This means it is not true, was not true, and cannot ever be true, despite any new evidence put forth in its favor. It’s like saying, “My idea is that there are no ideas.” Yes, we all need to wake up to the crazy ideas materialists and relativists are pawning as “science.”last_img read more


first_imgThis year’s International EarthCache Day is on October 9, and Geocaching HQ is excited to partner up again with the Geological Society of America to offer a souvenir for finding an EarthCache on that date.EarthCaches provide an opportunity to learn a geological lesson and visit awe-inspiring geological locations. Visitors can see how our planet has been shaped by geological processes, how we manage its resources and how scientists gather evidence. Typically, to log an EarthCache, you will have to provide answers to questions by observing the geological location.Thankfully, there is a group of dedicated EarthCache Reviewers who help facilitate this program so that geocachers can enjoy EarthCaches all over the world. Instead of reading a lesson in a book, they see and learn about geological features with their own eyes.Who are EarthCache Reviewers?They are community volunteers with scientific backgrounds that work with EarthCache cache owners to develop the best submissions possible. Learn about their story and what they love so much about EarthCaches.GeoawareCA, SandraSandra has been an EarthCache Reviewer since 2009, making her the longest standing active EarthCache Reviewer. GeoawareCA has a degree in Environmental Science with a focus on physical geography. Mélange at Lobster Head Cove in Gros Morne National Park (GC5B7G0)What is your favorite EarthCache?If I had to pick one as my favorite, I’d have to say Pu’u’ula’ula (Red Hill) Haleakala Volcano Summit (GC18Z99) in Hawaii for its stunning beauty.Tell us one cool fact we may not know about the Earth.Contrary to what you may have been taught in school, diamonds do not form from coal. In fact, most diamonds that have been dated are much older than plant life on earth (the source of coal).Any cool stories to share?We recently travelled to Iceland and found many incredible EarthCaches there. We climbed to the top of the Eldfell volcano which last erupted in 1973 and warmed our hands by the heat rising out of the fumaroles (GC2EVVH); we visited a couple of locations where you could walk between the continental plates for Europe and North America (GC1Z45X and GC2DK2E); we visited geysir from which the English word geyser is derived (GC1G4XZ); we saw caves carved into columnar basalt and walked along a black sand beach (GC514W0); we swam in geothermally heated pools (GC25643); and we saw many beautiful waterfalls including one we could walk behind (GC2B1TJ). Truly a dream vacation for anyone interested in geology. 1234567<> Eldfell—GC2EVVH Stuðla­berg Hellar (Basalt Caves) —GC514W0 Pu’u’ula’ula (Red Hill) Haleakala Volcano Summit—GC18Z99 Þingvellir – The Mid-Atlantic Ridge—GC1Z45X Bláa lónið – Blue lagoon – Blaue Lagune —GC25643 Seljalandsfoss—GC2B1TJ Geysir – powerful hot spring—GC1G4XZ Portuguese EarthCache Field Trip with Danieloliveira (right) and BTRodrigues (left) and Natasha. Rainbow’s End: Grand Prismatic Spring—GC1JY47 Turnagain Arm Tidal Bore Earthcache—GCN6YV Umpire Rock—GLMWJAP2 Cabo de Roca—GLN7NVEB Ape Cave—GCZ8ZQ No Finger Painting Allowed—GLNN6T73 There are currently 24,271 active EarthCaches in the world. Have you ever found an EarthCache? Tell us about your experiences in the comments below!Share with your Friends:More GeoawareUSA4, MikeMike is an Alaskan with a degree in Chemical Engineering and strong interest in geology and earth science.He still vividly remembers walking backwards in time more than one billion years during his first hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon when he was 10 years old. In 2010, he joined the Community Volunteer team as the Reviewer for Alaska and now as an EarthCache Reviewer.Mike in actionWhat is your favorite EarthCache?Having completed nearly 300 EarthCaches, it is difficult to pin down a single favorite. However, some highlights include “Umpire Rock,” GC1G4W0, where an urban EarthCache teaches a glaciology lesson in New York City’s Central Park, “Cabo da Roca – DP/EC33,” GC1HGAY, and many other EarthCaches along Portugal’s west coast developed by danieloliveira, which brought the local landscape alive for me during a tour with the EarthCache developer himself, and “Ape Cave,” GCZ8ZQ, which took me about a mile through a lava tube on the flank of Mount St. Helens. Yellowstone National Park has several dozen EarthCaches of which I’ve completed 27 during 2 visits, which greatly enhanced my experience to one of the most amazing “living” geology locations in the world. Tell us one cool fact we may not know about the Earth.As a result of melting glaciers retreating from areas long-covered by ice, many parts of Alaska are “rebounding,” which means they are increasing in elevation.Any cool stories to share?My brother and two nephews accompanied me on my first visit to Yellowstone National Park in 2013. After visiting “No Finger Painting Allowed,” GC1ZTH2, and watching the many mud pots burp and gurgle while we inhaled sulfur-laden fumes, my youngest nephew exclaimed “this place is disgustingly awesome!”  Having a youngster think anything in a natural setting is “awesome,” is, well, “awesome!” 1234<> SharePrint RelatedEnvironmental initiatives of geocachingMarch 19, 2019In “News”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – January 12, 2011January 12, 2011In “News”The Secret River — Geocache of the WeekNovember 9, 2016In “Community” GeoAwareNordic3, MatsMats is a naturally curious Swede that has been hooked on EarthCaches since the first one he found. His interest in science and especially earth science make him an awesome EarthCache Reviewer with the most logged EarthCaches in Sweden!Mats at Midlina, GC2DK2EWhat is your favorite EarthCache?MIDLINA — GC2DK2E, an amazing place to see and get the grasp of.The Greatest Little Mine in the World—GC1W9TC, an old mine in Sweden where at least 8 of the chemical elements were discovered.Der Alte Schwede—GC1M15Z, an early EC:s for us, a big stone from Sweden.Dinosaurier-Spuren Barkhausen —GC18P1C, imagine, dinosaur track!West Sulphur Mountain Oil Spring—GC1A5E2, a natural oil-river.Tell us one cool fact we may not know about the Earth.Earth has an equatorial bulge at 42km. This means when standing on the equator at sea level you are 21km higher than when standing on either pole. As a result of this, the summit of Chimborazo, a mountain in Ecuador, is the place where you are closest to space, still standing on Earth! This is also the point on earth farthest away from the Earth’s core.Any cool stories to share?My brother and I used to take EarthCache weekends once or twice a year when we drove around Sweden and logged as many EarthCaches as we could. 30+ EarthCaches is our record for a weekend. Der Alte Schwede—GC1M15Z West Sulphur Mountain Oil Spring—GC1A5E2 Dinosaurier-Spuren Barkhausen—GC18P1C The Greatest Little Mine in the World—GC1W9TC 1234567<>last_img read more


first_imgThe days of shooting a successful Web series from out of your apartment with a low-quality camera, like EQAL’s Lonelygirl15, are long gone. Nowadays you need a well-written script, a polished musical score, big names (in the YouTube space, at least), special effects and… money.Viral video master Freddie Wong, in an interesting move for the YouTube community, has broken down exactly how much he spent creating his hit Web series Video Game High School in a post on RocketJump’s official blog, RocketJump being VGHS’s production company.  Beginning in May after a successful Kickstarter campaign, the series to date has gathered more than 26 million views on its nine episodes. The first eight segments averaged 12 minutes in length, the finale clocked in just under 22 minutes long.So how much did VGHS cost to make?$636,010.71“While this amount initially seems like a lot of money, the truth is, it’s not,” writes Wong. “VGHS was a six-month project with a cast and crew of over 160 people.” Wong goes on to explain that he is disclosing this information, in what seems to be an industry first, because “we cannot expect our fans to support us financially if they have no idea how much things actually cost.” Well said, Wong. Without further ado, here is thebreakdown of VGHS’ costs via an infographic by creative studio The Danger Brain:  5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… fruzsina eordoghlast_img read more