Archers rip Generals by 32; Blazers also win big

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Still, Benilde coach Ty Tang praised his boys for a job well done.“It isn’t about who we play but how we play. And how we can become consistent,” Tang said as he continued to whip his crew into fine shape for the coming NCAA where he could expect to play a Lyceum side that would be armed to the teeth all the time.Clement Leutcheu led Benilde with 19 points and 15 rebounds while Yankee Haruna added 14. Carlo Young chipped in 11 points.Lyceum was led by Jesper Ayaay’s 14 points with Ralph Tansingco adding 12.ADVERTISEMENT De La Salle University’s new recruits delivered and the Archers’ defense was unrelenting on Friday in an 83-51 creaming of Emilio Aguinaldo College in the FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chua top Pinoy qualifier in PH bowling Open 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ It was the fourth straight win for La Salle, which claimed a tie for the early lead with bitter rival Ateneo in Group A.Also winning big was College of St. Benilde, which demolished Lyceum, 92-68, in an earlier game.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 crownSave for Lyceum scoring the game’s first basket, the Blazers were in the lead all afternoon at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan as Benilde remained one of a handful of unbeaten sides.Lyceum took a third loss in four matches as the Pirates continued to play without some of their stalwarts that helped them win the PBA D-League championship a few weeks back. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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President to address opening of Parliament

first_imgPresident David Granger will on Thursday address the Parliament of Guyana, when the session opens after being in recess for two months. The Head of State said Government will be pushing a critically important legislative agenda which addresses good governance and national development. Additionally, the President’s address comes ahead of the reading of the 2017 National Budget.“It… is a very good opportunity for us to let the nation know how we intend to govern the country during the financial year 2017 and so in broad outline, we are looking at the financial plan that is the Budget, which is going to be presented early December or late November. That will have the effect of actually starting in January 2017, so that people would know what the figures are… but we also want to lay out our legislative agenda and our broad policy for governance in terms of our social and poverty alleviation programmes and most important our green agenda,” the Head of State said, during an interview at State house on Friday.Chief Whip for the Government and Social Cohesion Minister, Amna Ally, in an invited comment, said that the legislative agenda has been set based on the importance Government places on strong governance, security and youth development. She added that the ultimate goal is a better life for all Guyanese.She noted that several of the Bills have been exposed to public consultation. One of the items at the top of the agenda for this session, the Chief Whip said, is the adoption of the National Youth Policy, which she said has been hanging for quite some time and it is, therefore, imperative that this be given the necessary attention.Among the bills Government is looking to give its attention to when Parliament reopens on Thursday are the Cybercrime Bill 2016 (currently at the Select Committee), the Tobacco Bill, the Whistle Blowers Bill and the Witness Protection Bill.last_img read more

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YouTube can be a new millionaire

first_imgEager to cash in his winnings, Rabois on Thursday sold about 25 percent of the roughly $4 million in Google stock that he received in the sale. Google shares gained $1.02 Thursday to close at $471.03 on the Nasdaq Stock Market. While clearing the way for YouTube employees and investors to begin selling their Google shares, Wednesday’s filing provided a rare glimpse at the institutions and people given a chance to participate in the venture-capital funds that make risky bets on unproven startups like YouTube. The breakdown included many of the universities and foundations that regularly pour money into venture-capital funds as part of their investment strategies. The list also revealed that Sequoia Capital raised money from a cross section of Silicon Valley executives and TV personalities such as Povich and Forrest Sawyer, who currently works for NBC and MSNBC. The prominent executives increasing their net worth in the YouTube deal include Electronic Arts Inc. Chairman Lawrence Probst III (5,048 Google shares worth $2.4 million), Yahoo Inc. co-founder Jerry Yang (340 shares worth $160,000) and Netscape Communications co-founder Marc Andreessen (256 shares worth $120,000). The schools sharing in YouTube’s fortune include the University of Notre Dame (39,848 Google shares worth $18.8 million) and the University of Southern California (30,901 shares worth $14.6 million). Povich and Sawyer each got 170 Google shares in exchange for their investments in the venture-capital fund.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The biggest winners, not surprisingly, are YouTube’s co-founders, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, who, collectively, received nearly $700 million worth of Google stock – the prized currency used to finance the acquisition. That payoff punctuates the meteoric rise of a pop-culture phenomenon that began in a Menlo Park garage two years ago when the Hurley, Chen and Karim – all of whom are in their 20s – began working on a sketchy idea for a video-sharing site that was initially funded by credit card debt. The Google deal also made instant millionaires out of at least 18 other YouTube employees, including Hurley’s younger brother, Brent, and the office manager, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday. Hurley’s parents also are getting nearly $5 million in Google stock. The eye-opening numbers laid out in the SEC documents will probably fuel even more deal-making, predicted Keith Rabois, who agreed to invest in YouTube during a June 2005 barbecue. “You can sort of look at Silicon Valley as a giant casino where you need the slot machines to pay off at certain intervals,” said Rabois, now an executive at LinkedIn, a professional networking site. “It’s payoffs like this that makes people want to keep taking risks.” SAN FRANCISCO – Television talk show host Maury Povich hasn’t always been a big fan of YouTube Inc. because the online video-sharing pioneer frequently displays unauthorized clips from his copyrighted program. But Povich’s feelings softened a few days ago when he found out that he was on a long list of universities, foundations, Silicon Valley executives and, yes, television personalities who will share in the windfall from YouTube’s recent $1.76 billion sale to Internet search leader Google Inc. His windfall: More than $80,000. “It’s like I caught lightning in a jar,” Povich said in a Thursday interview. “I had no idea I even owned a part of YouTube.” Povich’s piece of action came through a small contribution he made a few years ago to a venture capital fund managed by Sequoia Capital, a Menlo Park firm that parlayed an $11.5 million investment in San Bruno-based YouTube into one of Silicon Valley’s biggest paydays since the dot-com boom. last_img read more

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Wildlife rehabilitated through woman’s efforts

first_img“I went out to the Malibu Lagoon and confirmed there were 15 out of a group of 70 pelicans suffering from domoic acid poisoning,” said Dmytryk, who has been checking the lagoon twice a day and taking sick birds to the International Bird Rescue Research Center in San Pedro. While they could not comment specifically on Dmytryk’s new service, California Department of Fish and Game officials said it is important to find proper care for injured animals, and wildlife rehabilitation centers play an important role. “Our concern is to see that wildlife gets the best care possible,” said Harry Morse, a department spokesman. “Our key is to make sure that these animals get to people who are licensed to care for them and have the facilities these animals need for whatever type of care they need.” Nicole Carion, associate wildlife biologist with Fish and Game, said there are 110 facilities for wildlife rehabilitation in California, with some operated by a single person and others by hundreds of volunteers. Last year, 75,000 animals came through those facilities, she said. “That’s how many animals the public turned into these facilities,” she said. “Not only do (the wildlife rehabilitation centers) take in a tremendous number of animals, but they help answer a wide degree of questions concerning wildlife. They are very much a public service. We appreciate them greatly.” Each year, about 70,000 wild animals are found sick, injured or orphaned in L.A. and Ventura counties alone, Dmytryk said. “A large percentage of them die from improper handling; others are needlessly destroyed by animal control agencies,” she said. She said her new service will expedite the transfer of wildlife to rehabilitation facilities and reduce the number of animals turned over to shelters. Some animals really don’t need help, she said, like fledgling birds just learning to fly that people sometimes find on the ground. Although it might look like they’re dying or might be prey for cats, most are actually just making the first moves to venture out on their own and are being watched by their parents, she said. When she got a call from lifeguards concerned that an elephant seal had been shot, she found what looked like a bullet hole, but it was actually a natural part of all male elephant seals where their sex organs are located. But many times she finds animals that have been injured, including a peregrine falcon that was found in downtown L.A. wounded by a BB gun. The falcon was treated by a vet and eventually released back to the wild. She was able to help save a coyote that a man found seemingly dead in the road. After it was treated by a vet, Dmytryk helped the coyote recover and return to the wild. Sometimes her work is very delicate, as on Tuesday, when she was called by the Agoura animal shelter about a Malibu woman who found four baby skunks in her yard. It appeared the skunks were still dependent on their mother, but the mother had somehow disappeared, possibly killed or trapped by a neighbor. Dmytryk said she slowly approached the skunks so as not to alarm them and took them in her minivan to Camarillo Wildlife Rehabilitation for care. In 2002, Dmytryk got a call that there were 10 dead pelicans at the Malibu Lagoon. It turned out to be domoic acid poisoning, among the first signs of a problem that appeared up and down the Southern California coast, killing scores of animals, including sea lions. “If there is some type of epidemic happening, we are usually the first to know,” she said. Now she is seeing a new outbreak of poisoning by domoic acid, a naturally occurring toxin produced by algae that is eaten by fish, which are then eaten by birds and sea mammals. A domoic acid outbreak in 1961 was believed responsible for the strange behavior of hundreds of birds in Capitola, which inspired Alfred Hitchcock to make his film “The Birds.” Dmytryk said domoic acid does not really make birds go on frenzied attacks against humans as depicted in the movie, but it can make them do strange things. “They don’t become aggressive, they just become disoriented,” she said. “They fly into windows. We had a pelican fly into a bicyclist, and one fell through a skylight in Watts.” A key to helping injured or sick wild animals, she said, is getting the public in touch with the wildlife specialists who can help. “Caring for a debilitated wild animal requires years of experience, knowledge, special caring and the necessary state and federal permits,” she said. “Licensed wildlife rehabilitators are qualified to evaluate a wild animal’s condition and provide the proper care and housing necessary for it to be returned to the wild.” eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Now 45, she is launching a new effort to provide information for people who find injured animals on the beach, on roads or in their own yards. This spring she set up a toll-free hotline for WildRescue, (866) WILD-911, and she is in the process of setting up the WildRescue Web site at www.wildrescue.org. “Based on a caller’s area code, we will provide the number to the nearest rescue organization or wildlife rehabilitator that specializes in the type of animal found,” she said. The telephone service and the Web site include information on initial things people can do to help animals, and how to stay safe. The hotline made its debut in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in April, but Dmytryk hopes to eventually provide the service to all of California. She already has extended it to the entire California coast for marine animal emergencies because of the domoic acid outbreak. Several weeks ago, she began getting calls that pelicans and other birds were turning up dead or sick along the beaches near her Malibu home. So she went into action. MALIBU – When she was 9, Rebecca Dmytryk found her pet hamster seemingly lifeless on a cold day. She thought the animal was dead. But her mother, who had made a habit of trying to rescue sick animals, put the little creature in an open, barely warm oven. “It came back to life,” said Dmytryk, who eventually embarked on a career of saving hundreds of animals, from pelicans to peregrine falcons to skunks to sea lions to coyotes. She got involved with the cause when she was 20, then opened her own animal rescue center in Thousand Oaks in the 1980s, she said. She founded the California Wildlife Center in Malibu Canyon in 1996, and in 2000 formed WildRescue. last_img read more

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Blow for Arsenal! Inter Milan join race to sign Sevilla midfielder

first_img1 Grzegorz Krychowiak in action for Poland Inter Milan have joined Arsenal in the race for Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, according to reports in Spain.talkSPORT told you yesterday that the Gunners were weighing up a January bid for the Poland international, who only joined Sevilla in the summer from Reims for £3.5m.Arsene Wenger is lacking in options in the defensive midfield area and the Frenchman reportedly views Krychowiak as the ideal man to bolster his squad.However, according to Mundo Deportivo, Inter Milan are attempting to beat Arsenal to Krychowiak’s signature when the transfer window opens in January.The Serie A side recently appointed former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini as their new boss, following a poor start to the season which has left them ninth in Serie A.Mancini is eager to add to his squad and has identified Krychowiak as the perfect player to help rebuild Inter.last_img read more

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NEW CASTING AGENCY HOPES TO TAP INTO DONEGAL’S ACTING TALENT

first_imgA new casting agency set up in Co Donegal hopes to tap into acting talent across the county and give aspiring actors a chance to star on stage and screen.Karen Gorman (right).Karen Gorman is already a household name after setting up her Speech and Drama Academy ten years ago with venues in Letterkenny and Stranorlar.But now she is applying her skills in helping students to make the crossover from drama classes to actual roles. Running the business with her husband Garry Gorman B.TECH ED., GRAD. DIP Arts, Karen’s Academy run a programme of acting performances from September to December.The students, from age three right up to adults, also have acting performance exams with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama.Developing from her Academy, Karen B.A., H.DIP.LS, AIB SD was inspired to set up a casting agency when she learned of her students’ struggles to apply their skills to an acting career.“I have found that people who come to my class are quite frustrated at the lack of opportunity to present themselves up here in the North West. So one thing led to another and I’ve spent the last five months really getting to know the proper ins-and-outs of the business within the country, and it’s just grown from there. “I felt that people [here] needed somebody to represent them, to bring them out around the country and to the UK as well – to represent them and bring opportunities their way… we’re trying to bring what’s available in larger cities and make the whole process more convenient.”Karen’s background has given her ample grounding to base her Speech and Drama Academy, as well as her new casting agency, on.She has directed and produced a number of productions for An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny.She is also a national adjudicator and examiner with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama and thus has travelled around the country and seen the talent available:“There’s such a huge array of untapped talent, and I’ve noticed that new faces are very welcome in this business.” One of the agency’s most recent activities was a sign-up day with Katy Moylan from casting agency Fishpond. The event took place on Sunday 23rd February in Letterkenny: “we had our current and new clients attend a sign-up session with information on auditions, castings and how to do best at them. That was only on Sunday and from that Tuesday we had a multitude of opportunity coming in.”Most recently, Karen had students going for auditions for a new feature film set in Dublin.In March, Lisa Cannon from TV3 will be coming to deliver an Acting for Camera course to Karen’s students.The course will cover areas such as autocues, presenting to camera, audition techniques and the softer skills required for camera. Karen enthusiastically considered the current state of her agency, having only been set up from Christmas.“We already have a huge number of clients in our books – we have a TV presenter, a writer from RTE and people who have starred in RTE programs, actors and actresses from TNaG, and involvement with TV3 from Lisa Cannon.”On her hopes for the future, Karen stated: “We just want to keep growing and growing, and my hope and dream really is to bring as many opportunities as possible to people involved in this area, from tiny tots right up to adults. Our clients are from throughout Ireland and abroad and we look forward to constantly expanding and developing links. ”NEW CASTING AGENCY HOPES TO TAP INTO DONEGAL’S ACTING TALENT was last modified: March 9th, 2014 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:donegaldramaKaren GormanletterkennyRTEspeechStageTVlast_img read more

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Woman traumatised by sex abuse she suffered as a child by great-uncle

first_imgA woman has recounted the harrowing impact of being molested and raped by her great-uncle in Donegal and Dublin when she was a young girl.The woman was 10 years old when her great-uncle began kissing her and molesting her. The abuse continued on for two years, between 1992-1994. In the summer of 1996, she was raped on two occasions at the age of 12. A 66-year-old man appeared on trial last April in the Central Criminal Court and was convicted of five offences.The man pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual assault between November 1992 and December 1994 and two counts of rape between June and September 1994.The court heard how the girl was raped in Donegal and in Dublin, when she and her mother visited their family when attending a concert in the capital.The woman said that the abuse had a permanent impact on her and she felt imprisoned throughout her life.In a victim impact statement, she told the court that she suffers from anxiety, panic attacks and depression. She had relived the rape and abuse many times as a child, she said.The woman said that she is now extremely protective of her own children. She cannot let anyone else bathe them and she becomes very anxious and vigilant when she takes them swimming.The woman said she suffered from post-natal depression after the birth of her son, because she would see her great-uncle when she looked at him. She sought counselling to deal with the depression, she said.The woman said she felt like she was free from the prison of her mind after making the complaints against her attacker.Defence barrister, Patrick Gageby SC, said the man had no other convictions and was otherwise of good character. Mr Gageby produced a number testimonials from family and friends of the defendant.The case was adjourned to May 19 for sentencing.Woman traumatised by sex abuse she suffered as a child by great-uncle was last modified: May 10th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURTlast_img read more

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DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012

first_imgJOHN SHEILSThe death has occurred of John Shiels, Ballywhoriskey, Fanad. Reposing at his home. Removal on Friday morning at 10.30am to St Mary’s Church, Fanavolty for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Stroke Rehab Unit, St Conal’s Hospital, Letterkenny.DANIEL MCKINNEY The death has occurred of Daniel Mc Kinney, The Big House, Ballymagann, Buncrana. His remains are reposing at his late residence. Funeral from there on Saturday at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church, Cockhill, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please – Donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Hospice or the Irish Cancer Society, Donegal branch, c/o Mc Kinney Funeral Directors, Ballymagann, Buncrana.FRANK MCDERMOTTThe death has taken place of Frank McDermott, Oakley House, Kilmacrennan and formerly of Doncaster, England. Cremation will take place at Rose Lawn Crematorium, Belfast on Friday at 12 noon.    DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012 was last modified: April 19th, 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:2012APRIL 19DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAYlast_img read more

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Evolutionists Need to Mind Their Matters

first_imgTo a Darwinian evolutionist, the mind is the product of unguided mutations and random environmental pressures acting on material forces.  This raises questions about the mind and morals: do they have any validity?  Evolutionists need to “mind” their matter.  The following examples show how they try to justify these non-material entities arising from matter in motion.The smart thing:  Intelligence is an immaterial property that, to an evolutionist, must be an epiphenomenon or illusion arising from particles in motion.  New Scientist asked whether intelligence – “what distinguishes humans from the myriad other species with which we share our planet” – can be explained in evolutionary terms.  The article is more a question than an answer about intelligence:It is a key factor in everything from our anatomy to our technology. To ask why we are intelligent is to ask why we are human; it admits no discrete answer. But let’s ask it here anyway. Why are we, alone in nature, so smart?One answer is that maybe we aren’t as smart as we think we are.  “Maybe our anthropocentric conceit prevents us from fully appreciating the intelligence of other animals, be they ants, cephalopods or cetaceans.”  This approach however, invokes one immaterial concept, conceit, to dodge another, intelligence.  It seems the article is marching in place so far.  Time for another tentative step:So let’s rephrase the question. There is a cluster of abilities that seems unique to humans: language, tool use, culture and empathy. Other animals may have rudimentary forms of these abilities, but they do not approach humans’ sophistication and flexibility. Why not?Again, though, language, tool use, culture and empathy are immaterial, so this approach suffers the same shortcomings.  Appeals to variations of intelligence within species doesn’t solve the problem.  At this point, the anonymous author of this article leapt into storybook land about why not all chimps became champs of intelligence:Some did, but a long time ago: our own ancestors. Somewhere in our evolutionary history, there were presumably similarly prodigious protohumans, produced by some accident of genetics or environment, whose greater intelligence gave them the edge over their less gifted peers. Today’s chimp prodigies do not seem to profit from their intelligence in the same way. Their society and environment do not reward it as ours did.So our ancestors may have been fortuitously placed to embark on the runaway cycle of biological and cultural development that led to modern, multitasking humans… and to a level of adaptability that allows us to adjust readily to changes in our environment, and even modify it to suit ourselves.To avoid belaboring the point that words like history, prodigy, gifted, reward, and suit refer to immaterial concepts and values, this answer reduces to “stuff happens” – we got smart “fortuitously,” by “some accident of genetics or environment.”  If intelligence is an accident, though, philosophers will want to know what gives it validity to be turned on itself to ask questions about its own origin.The right thing:  Kate Douglas tried to evolutionize morality with a book review for New Scientist entitled, “When did our ancestors learn to do the right thing?” but whether she did the right thing evolutionarily is the question at issue.  The book under review is Christopher Boehm’s Moral Origins: The evolution of virtue, altruism, and shame.  A social anthropologist, Boehm studied the !Kung people of the Kalahari Desert in South Africa for answers.  He believes the !Kung mimic “the original moralists – late Pleistocene foraging societies living in Africa 45,000 years ago.”  Here’s his thesis in a nutshell:So how did we evolve from amoral apes to moral humans? It is a question that has perplexed many, from Darwin onward, but what sets Boehm’s approach apart is his effort “to make the natural history of moral origins more historical“. In so doing he provides a new and coherent map of the evolution of morality.He argues that our ancestors were “preadapted” for morality. Like today’s chimps and bonobos, they had a sense of self and of fairness, a tendency for young to learn appropriate behaviour from their mothers, and the potential for collective action, giving subordinates some power over dominant individuals.The first step was to develop a conscience, or what Boehm describes as a “Machiavellian risk calculator”. At first, this controlled selfish urges through fear of punishment, but morality began to emerge when our ancestors learned to internalise their society’s social rules, connecting them with emotions such as shame and honour. Finally, he says, altruistic genes got a boost as societies came to value generosity and punish selfishness. Our egotistic and nepotistic tendencies still far outweigh the altruistic ones, but by social selection we have unwittingly made our own gene pool more virtuous.It’s hard to see how Boehm can justify using words like self, fairness, rules, values, shame, honour, altruistic, and virtuous in a materialistic context.  Some of these things he seems to think were just “there,” being somehow “preadapted.”  His law of “social selection” seems contrived out of Darwin’s natural selection.  Another problem is that Boehm studied modern, living humans who already are “egalitarian and share big game equitably,” begging the question on how such immaterial traits got started.  Kate Douglas tried to be as nice as she could: “It is a complex story and Moral Origins is a bit muddled at times, but Boehm’s experience doing fieldwork with humans and wild chimps makes him a wonderfully knowledgeable guide. And some of his ideas are truly revolutionary.”In short, somewhere, in an unobserved evolutionary history, presumably, an accident of genetics or environment did something, perhaps developing a conscience, that internalized rules, generating “altruistic genes” that in turn produced true altruism, leading chimps down a path that led to us humans with our intelligence, virtue and morality.  To call evolutionary answers “a bit muddled at times” is being truly altruistic.  That, in and of itself, is evidence that altruism and intelligence are not products of material processes of selection and “fortuitous” accident, but of design.  It follows logically that it is neither virtuous nor sensible to think otherwise. (Visited 30 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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AFBF releases new agricultural career education games for young students

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new “My Little Ag Me” game and a new agricultural literacy display resource, the My American Farm Fair Display Kit.The new version of My Little Ag Me features five new agriculture careers and two expansion levels to encourage deeper learning. It’s geared towards students in grades 3-5 and can be played online at www.myamericanfarm.org.“While playing My Little Ag Me, students will be exposed to careers from all nine of the agriculture career focus areas,” said Christy Lilja, acting executive director of the Foundation. “Along with the game, we’ve also created a volunteer guide for those in the agriculture industry interested in sharing about their careers with students in multiple school settings. This volunteer guide includes presentation outlines, PowerPoint templates and additional activities to support the My Little Ag Me game,” she said.The My American Farm Display Kit is a new resource for volunteers to use at fairs and events to set up a professional, accurate and easy-to-use agricultural literacy display. The kit includes four large banners that bring learners into a life-size corn field, dairy parlor, farmers’ market and machine shed. Each of the banners provides an interactive approach to learning about a specific part of agriculture. The kit includes activity cards that align with the theme of each banner, a welcome poster and a set-up guide to create a complete agricultural literacy experience area. Banners are available to order or download graphics for local printing at www.myamericanfarm.org.The My American Farm educational resource is a special project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The site and resources are made possible through the generous support of title sponsor, DuPont Pioneer. To take advantage of the free My American Farm resources, games and activities, visithttp://myamericanfarm.org or http://www.myamericanfarm.org/fairs_events/gaming_area.last_img read more

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