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Saints strike it rich on prairies with Millionaire defenceman

first_imgThe Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey team continues to stockpile recruits for the upcoming  2012/13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.The latest player to commit to the program is Brett Kipling of Kerrobert, Sask.Kipling comes to the West Kootenay having played in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for the Melville Millionaires. Kipling scored three times and totalled nine points in 34 regular season games and added four points in eight playoff contests for the Millionaires after an early season trade from the Melfort Mustangs.In Melfort, Kipling played 71 games over two seasons, picking up six points and 74 minutes in penalties. “Brett is a steady two-way defenceman who has proven himself as a key player at the Junior A level,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”He brings three years of experience in the SJHL where he’s played against a high level of competition, so I expect his transition to college hockey to be a smooth one. Brett will have an opportunity to play a big role and log some important minutes for us next season.” Kipling is the second defenceman to commit to Selkirk College this spring, joining 6-foot-4 blueliner Dylan Smith.Kipling and Smith, who played with the AJHL’s Lloydminster Bobcats and NAHL’s Dawson Creek Rage, combine to bring over 200 games of Junior A experience to the Saints’ blueline.”I’m excited to be able to continue my hockey career at Selkirk College,” says Kipling, who describes himself as a hard working, gritty two-way defenceman.”I’m looking forward to the opportunity to help Selkirk College chase a league championship, along with experiencing the college lifestyle.” Kipling is the 11th player to commit to the Saints for the 2012 season.He joins forwards Thomas Hardy (Aldergrove, PIJHL), Jackson Garrett (Comox, VIJHL), Cole Thomson (Kerry Park, VIJHL), Scott Swiston (Creston, KIJHL), Connor McLaughlin (Fernie, KIJHL), Kyle Golz (Grandview, PIJHL), Matthew Luongo (Aldergrove, PIJHL) and Brodie Gibbon (Oceanside, VIJHL), defencemen Dylan Smith (Richmond, PIJHL) and goaltender Stephen Wolff (Oceanside, VIJHL).last_img read more

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Govt signals impending instalment of Commission

first_imgJudicial Service Commission…as one-year anniversary of end of last JSC approachesAlmost a year after the life of the last Commission came to an end, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon is of the belief that the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will soon be reconstituted.The Minister spoke about the Commission during a post-Cabinet press briefing on Monday. According to Harmon, it is something that Government is actively looking to have reconstituted.“That is something that is receiving active consideration,” Harmon revealed, when asked about the JSC. “As you know we only recently appointed some persons who will serve on the Commission.”“The Public Service Commission, the Chairman of that Commission actually serves on the Judicial Service Commission as well. And I believe very shortly we’ll get that done,” he said.This is a reference to Patrick Yarde, who was sworn in last year as the acting Public Service Commission Chairman. Other ex-officio members of the JSC had included acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, as well as Justices Prem Persaud and Lennox Perry.One of the most important functions of the JSC is making recommendations to fill vacancies within the Judiciary. In February 2016, the then JSC had recommended that High Court Judges, Justices Rishi Persaud and Dawn Gregory be appointed to the Court of Appeal. It also recommended that Attorneys Sandil Kissoon and Damone Younge be appointed Puisne Judges.In July, Rishi Persaud was elevated to serve in the Court of Appeal. Attorneys Simone Morris-Ramlall, Younge, Kissoon and Gino Persaud were appointed Puisne Judges.Article 128 (1) of the Constitution provides that Judges, other than the Chancellor and Chief Justice, are appointed by the President “who shall act in accordance with the advice of the Judicial Service Commission.”Article 128 (2) also provides that “the President shall act in accordance with the advice of the Judicial Service Commission and appoint a person to act in the office of Justice of Appeal or Puisne Judge, as the case may be.”There is leeway for the President, however, in Article 111 (1), which states: “In the exercise of his functions under this Constitution or any other law, the President shall act in accordance with his own deliberate judgement except in cases where, by this Constitution or by any other law, he is required to act in accordance with the advice or on the recommendation of any person or authority.”Subsection two states, “Whereby this Constitution the President is directed to exercise any function on the advice or recommendation of any person or authority, he may, in accordance with his own deliberate judgement, once refer any such advice or recommendation back for reconsideration by the person or authority concerned.”It goes on to state that “if that person or authority, having reconsidered the original advice or recommendation, substitutes therefor a different advice or recommendation, as the case may be, the President shall act in accordance therewith; but save as aforesaid he shall act in accordance with the original advice or recommendation.”The last JSC expired on September 30, 2017 and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall has been critical of the impasse. In a post on social media, he had stated: “Once again, the burden is mine to remind them that there is currently no properly constituted Judicial Service Commission. This position has obtained for several months now. So, as result of this constitutional vacuum, no judges or magistrate can be appointed.”last_img read more

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Chelsea and Man United will NOT be signing Real Madrid star this summer

first_img Jese celebrates a Real Madrid goal with Cristiano Ronaldo 1 Real Madrid are set to offer Jese a new contract this week before sending him on a season-long loan – despite reported interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.The 23-year-old’s current deal at the Bernabeu expires next summer but Zinedine Zidane views the forward as part of his long-term plans and is eager to keep hold of him.Jose Mourinho is an admirer of Jese and is keen on bringing him to Old Trafford for his first season in charge – but that now looks unlikely.According to AS, Real are negotiating a loan deal with three clubs – Espanyol, Las Palmas and Bayer Leverkusen – and all keen on taking Jese for a season.Chelsea and United may also consider loan moves, but Real would prefer to steer clear of doing business with a club who may try to sign Jese on a permanent deal in the future.last_img read more

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Thermodynamics Defeats Evolution “in a Most Spectacular Way”

first_imgThe second law of thermodynamics (2TD), what Sir Arthur Eddington called the supreme law of nature, does not permit evolution, argued Granville Sewall in The American Spectator; in fact, evolution violates it “in a most spectacular way.”  A mathematics professor at Texas A&M University, Sewall explained that 2TD applies to much more than heat flow; it applies to every real system.  He defended the second law against the “standard reply,” the “open system” argument.  Not “anything” can happen in an open system, he explained, not even with a Darwinian mechanism; otherwise, we would expect computers, spaceships, television sets and DNA to appear just with the energy of the sun.     Sewall’s lay-level article was prompted by the wars over intelligent design.  He adapted it from the appendix of a book he co-authored on The Numerical Solution of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations (see end of article for reference and link).  The appendix, “A second look at the second law,” asked, “Can ANYTHING happen in an open system?” and is available online at Math.tamu.edu. The venue may have been a conservative rag, but the author knows what he is talking about.  Dr. Sewall is a mathematician and author with expertise in probability and the second law of thermodynamics.  He is right; tell a Darwinist about 2TD, and you will get little more than an “open system” brush-off.  This article pulls that rug out.  No more simplistic open-system answers, Darwin Party: fess up, you cannot get brains from matter in motion, open system or not.  Do the math.  Face the real world.  Just-so storytelling cannot help in the world of hard physical science.  It’s the ultimate Reality Check.  No federal judge can help you now.  What would you have him do: declare the second law of thermodynamics unconstitutional?  Rule it inadmissable because of separation of church and state?  Go ahead and try.  Your opponents will just appeal it to the court of last resort: the real world.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Dicamba Deja Vu

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Emily UnglesbeeDTN Staff ReporterALEXANDRIA, Va. (DTN) — State pesticide regulators are responsible for overseeing a lot of chemicals, but some expect to police only one this year — dicamba.“So many resources are dedicated to dicamba that it has made my program a one-issue program,” said Tim Creger, a pesticide regulator with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. As his agency has spent the past two years investigating roughly 200 complaints of off-target dicamba injury, they have had to delay or abandon routine pesticide inspections, Creger told regulators, scientists and agrichemical companies gathered for the annual meeting of the Association of American Pesticide Control Officers in Virginia this week.“We have a lot of other [pesticide regulation] problems — I’ve had to push those off for two years,” Creger said. “Other issues that don’t have the priority this product has are not getting the service they deserve. And that’s what it looks to me again coming up in 2019 — it’s deja vu.”The meeting organizers devoted nearly a quarter of the annual conference to discussing the causes and effects of off-target movement of the dicamba formulations Engenia, XtendiMax and FeXapan the past two years, as well as expectations for 2019.DICAMBA WILL DOMINATEWith 60 million acres of dicamba-tolerant Xtend crops expected this spring, many soybeans and cotton fields will be protected from damage from dicamba drift and volatility, noted Dan Kenny, herbicide branch chief for EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs. “We don’t want that to create a false positive,” he said. “We want to focus not just on [soybean] acres this year, but also other crops that might be sensitive … and also focus on effects on perennial crops. Vineyards, orchards, things like that.”Several state pesticide officials assured Kenny they expect the federal agency to get plenty of data on dicamba injury this year. “We don’t have an apparent end in sight,” Creger said of off-target dicamba movement. “And I’m not alone in this — it just seems like there is no end in sight to the problems this will generate for us.”Leo Reed, pesticide licensing manager for the Office of Indiana State Chemist, agreed. For two years in a row, Indiana has fielded record numbers of dicamba injury complaints. The OISC spent $1.2 million in 2018 alone investigating dicamba injury claims. The agency’s laboratory is still processing injury claims from 2018 and is braced for more. “How long we can sustain that is anybody’s guess,” Reed said. “This devalues our agencies in as much as it’s literally all we’ve done for the last two years. Routine inspections have plummeted.”NEW LABELS, MORE PROBLEMSKenny said EPA believes the new labels the agency released in October 2018 will help address some of the ways dicamba formulations move off target. His point was undercut by state regulators and academics, who criticized the labels’ language and enforceability.“It’s extremely difficult to make a legal application,” said Bryan Young, a Purdue University weed scientist, who presented his dicamba research at the annual meeting. Even many researchers and pesticide manufacturers found it nearly impossible to conduct on-label applications last year for their field trials, Young noted.“I tried three times and I failed three times,” Young said of his large-scale field trials on dicamba volatility last year, which — like many dicamba research trials — came in under the labeled wind speed minimum of 3 mph. Purdue University researchers estimated that Indiana applicators only had a handful of days to spray dicamba legally in June of 2017 and 2018.Now, even as applicators face more acres of dicamba-tolerant crops to spray than ever before, those spray windows will tighten even more this year, thanks to new restrictions on the re-registered dicamba formulations.Those new restrictions can be confusing, added Reed. “This is the most scrutinized label in the history of the agency, other than maybe fumigants,” he said. “And yet we’re still finding amazingly poorly written label language.”For example, research indicating certain tank mix ingredients, in particular glyphosate, lower the pH of a dicamba spray solution and increase volatility led EPA to add a label clarification. But that section of the label merely tells applicators to consult experts, such as agricultural consultants or Extension agents, for recommendations to increase pH in their spray mixtures.These people do not have answers for growers, Young said. “My weed science community doesn’t know what to recommend to alter the pH,” he said. “Right now, I can’t educate you on how you can adjust the pH up and still kill weeds.”SOME BRIGHT SPOTSThe dicamba sessions at AAPCO did have some bright spots. Ping Wan, a laboratory supervisor at OISC, presented research on how she and her team are learning to analyze a wide range of dicamba residues with increasing accuracy. One of her primary findings has been that testing for additional tank mix partners, such as glyphosate, improves a laboratory’s ability to pinpoint the time of a dicamba application and source of the injury.Moreover, Dan Kenny of EPA said the agency is learning from its challenging rollout of dicamba-tolerant technology. The agency is currently requiring registrants to conduct field trials on how various environmental conditions affect the volatility of new formulations of dicamba this year — and those tests will be required of any future dicamba products, Kenny said.“We’re learning from what we’ve got today, and we’re making this a must-do requirement for anybody else,” Kenny told DTN. “For example, we’ve had other dicamba premixes that have come in years ago, that are pounding on the door to get registrations. Everything that we’ve learned here, we’re adding to what we need for those [to be registered].”Emily Unglesbee can be reached at [email protected] her on Twitter @Emily_Unglesbee(PS/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Free Flat Design Icon Set + Demo

first_imgDownload these free modern icons for your video and motion design projects.While cruising the latest on Vimeo I stumbled across the video above and was impressed by how clean the icon set was and how well the elements seamlessly transitioned. Lucky for us, the icons included in the video are part of a free flat design icon set that can be used in your personal or commercial projects.Brazilian motion designer Guilherme Todorov added the motion and morphing effects in After Effects. He says:The idea came from Seth Eckert’s great work and this nice pack I found browsing the web. Everything was imported to AE as shapes and the task was to animate each morph a day the best I could.The icon set is in a layered PSD format, so you can easily break apart and manipulate the layers to your liking. Super nice![maxbutton id=”9″]last_img read more

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Heena wins bronze, India come back with 7 medals

first_img(Eds: Adding one more name of medal winner) New Delhi, May 7 (PTI) Heena Sindhu claimed a bronze medal in the womens 10m Air Pistol as India ended the Grand Prix of Liberation Plezn 2017 Shooting championships with seven medals. On the final day of the championship, Heena shot 218.8 in the eight-woman final, won by Greek shooter Anna Korakaki, who had won a gold medal in the 25m pistol and a bronze medal in the 10m air pistol at Rio Games. Anna sot 246.3 to finish ahead of Germanys rising star, 21-year old Michelle Skeries took silver with a score of 237.8. India returned from the championship in Czech Republic with a haul of one gold, two silver and four bronze medals. With the second stage of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup for Rifle and Pistol slated for later this month in Munich, this performance should do the squad a world of good. India?s Shri Nivetha Paramanantham had also qualified for the womens 10m Air Pistol finals but finished fourth behind Heena with a finals score of 198.7. Earlier Shri Nivetha had qualified for the finals in 3rd position ahead of Heena who qualified in 5th position, but used her class and finals experience to finish among the medals. Indians made it to four more finals with Pooja Ghatkar finishing fourth in Women?s 10m Air Rifle, Gurpreet Singh finishing 6th in the Men?s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol which was won eventually by Germany?s Olympic champion Christian Reitz and Chain Singh finishing seventh in the Men?s 50m Rifle 3 Positions final. Former Olympic Bronze medalist, Gagan Narang who competed for the first time for his shooting academy Gun for Glory (the event allowed private participation at own cost) finished 4th in the Men?s 50m Rifle Prone event while Sushil Ghaley representing India finished fifth. There were also impressive performances by the Indian men?s 25m Standard Pistol team, which swept the medals in the event, with Neeraj Kumar winning gold, Harpreet Singh silver and Deepak Sharma the bronze medal. Veteran women?s Rifle shooter Tejaswini Sawant also won silver in the 50m Rifle Prone event while Pemba Tamang won bronze in the Men?s 25m Centre Fire Pistol. Anmol Jain had won a bronze in Mens 10m Air Pistol event on the first day of the championship. PTI AT ATadvertisementlast_img read more

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a month agoSouthend Utd set to pass on hiring Henrik Larsson

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southend Utd set to pass on hiring Henrik Larssonby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthend United are set to pass on hiring Henrik Larsson as new manager.The Swede’s lack of experience and tight purse strings at Roots Hall are reportedly to blame for the stall in negotiations with the ex-Manchester United, Barcelona and Celtic star.The 48-year-old was a guest of honour at Stadium MK as the Shrimpers recorded their first League win of the season on Saturday – a 1-0 win over MK Dons.Larsson resigned as Helsingborgs manager last month but his wage demands could be too high for Southend, says Sky Sports News.It is also claimed the club were apprehensive about Larsson’s lack of management experience in England. last_img read more

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12 days agoBrighton defender Webster has long-term England hopes

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton defender Webster has long-term England hopesby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton defender Adam Webster says he would love to play for England.The 24-year-old centre-half has turned out to be a brilliant piece of recruitment by Graham Potter over the summer. He told The Argus: “One day I would love to play for England.“For me right now, I am just focusing on Albion and taking each game as it comes.“We have got some tough games coming up and I am just fully focused on that right now.” last_img read more

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Sole patent ownership to innovator if invented without institute support

first_imgNew Delhi: In a significant move, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has made it mandatory for academic bodies to share patent rights with a researcher.As per the AICTE’s new policy National Innovation and Start-Up policy for Students and Faculty of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), the AICTE has made it clear that in case the facilities of the institution have not been used by the researcher for their innovations, the researcher would get sole patent right of the research. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghIn case, the facilities of the institutions have been availed by the researchers for the research work, the institutions would be the custodian of the patent right for any particular research. The policy by the technical education regulator has been developed for the first time and is aimed at facilitating the ministry in bringing uniformity across HEIs in terms of intellectual property ownership management, technology licensing and institutional startup policy. The policy has been prepared in following the Intellectual Property Right (IPR) norms. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadSeen as an inventor-friendly policy, it also entitles students/researchers/ faculty members to sole ownership of patent rights if the product is developed without using any of institution’s facilities and funds and work has been conducted outside work hours. In case of a dispute, a five-member panel will take a final call on the patent ownership. “When institute’s facilities or funds are used substantially or when a product or technology is developed as a part of a curriculum or an academic activity, IPR is to be jointly owned by the inventor and the institute. They could together license the product or IPR to any commercial organisation, with inventors having the primary say,” the policy said. “However, an institute may not be allowed to hold any equity as per the current statute, so SPV may be requested to hold equity on their behalf,” it added.last_img read more