Grange: Government giving support to CARIFTA Swimming Championships

first_imgRelatedGrange: Government giving support to CARIFTA Swimming Championships RelatedGrange: Government giving support to CARIFTA Swimming Championships Grange: Government giving support to CARIFTA Swimming Championships SportMarch 10, 2010 Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Honourable Olivia Grange, MP says the Government is giving significant support to the staging of the CARIFTA Swimming Championships being held in Jamaica next month.During a tour of stadium pool facilities today, Minister Grange said that the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture – through the Sports Development Foundation – had allocated 1.8 million dollars towards the purchase of swimming equipment which will be used during the championships.Minister Grange observed first hand the progress of repairs at the stadium pools. Work is focussed on replacing pipes and fittings under the pool deck which have been leaking for a long time.The General Manager of Independence Park Limited (which manages the National Stadium complex) Major Desmon Brown, said the repairs would be completed in time for the start of the CARIFTA Swimming Championships on April 3.Funding for the repairs at the stadium pools was provided by the Sports Development Foundation. RelatedGrange: Government giving support to CARIFTA Swimming Championshipslast_img read more

McIlroy shaking things up at Augusta

first_imgAUGUSTA, Ga. – Rory McIlroy may have discovered the reason why he doesn’t yet have a green jacket, why he remains one leg shy of the career Grand Slam, why each year he leaves Augusta National – a course that so perfectly suits his game – scratching his head. Because he needs to relax. That’s not a word often associated with the Masters, but McIlroy sounded Tuesday like a man who is still trying to strike a balance between being prepared and being loose for his shot at history. And so he is shaking things up this year at the Masters. Just about everything, it seems. He switched to a cross-handed putting grip last month. He didn’t make a single scouting trip to Augusta in advance of the tournament. He is using only one ball in practice rounds, instead of hitting multiple shots from the tee boxes, fairways and closely mown areas around the green. Heck, he is even skipping the Par-3 Contest, out of superstition. “I really feel like I play my best golf when I’m more relaxed, when I’m having fun out there and I’m not overdoing it or not overthinking it,” McIlroy said. “It’s a very special event, and obviously it’s different in its own way, but I don’t want to treat it any differently.” But it’s not that simple. The Masters will always be the event on his calendar that is circled – it’s the only piece remaining for him to become just the sixth player to complete the career Grand Slam. McIlroy’s wholesale changes are the product of what transpired last spring, when he arrived at Augusta with so much hype and hoopla following his banner year in 2014. Sure, he finished fourth last year, his best result in seven tries, but he got lapped by Jordan Spieth after going 3 over for his first 27 holes. Masters Tournament: Articles, photos and videos “I think part of that,” McIlroy said, “was having so much expectation and thinking of the Grand Slam and thinking of the Masters and thinking of all this where I needed to just take a step back and relax and go out and try and play my own game.” That part creates pressure, too. He possesses an explosive game that many expect will produce multiple Masters victories. He can hit the ball high. He can land the ball softly. He has a good touch around the greens. “He can emasculate a golf course,” Tom Watson said. “You would think this was a golf course that I can definitely win on,” McIlroy said. “I know that. I just haven’t quite been able to get myself over the hurdle. “Am I surprised that this is the last one left? Probably, yeah.” So why hasn’t it happened? The danger at the Masters, more so than any other tournament, is to over-prepare, to try every possible shot, lie and angle, to line up practice rounds with veterans and to ask too many questions. McIlroy played too tentatively his first few years, his focus more on where to avoid than where to aim. The information overload also conflicted with his carefree attitude on the course when he’s in top form. Phil Mickelson, who didn’t break through at Augusta until his 12th attempt, said the temptation for players is to focus too much on the course and not enough on their own game. “It’s much better to be ready with your game,” Mickelson said, “because you’ve got to execute no matter how well you know the golf course.” Which is why to play his best, McIlroy says it’s imperative that he backs off, that he doesn’t overthink, that he doesn’t try too hard. After heading to Augusta early each year to reacquaint himself with the course, he didn’t play his first round here this year until Monday, when he set up a match with Chris Wood. On Tuesday, he played a game with Andy Sullivan, Jamie Donaldson and Bernd Wiesberger, and he used only one ball, even if it meant hitting out of pine straw or a fairway bunker. “I’m just trying to play it more like it is a tournament round,” he said. With so much pressure to complete the Slam, it would seem that McIlroy’s appearance at the Par-3 Contest would be a welcome reprieve, a chance to have a few laughs and fun before the most famous golf tournament on the most stressful course in the world commences. But McIlroy has switched up his routine for that, too, saying that he wanted to “get away from the spotlight a little bit.” That’s understandable, of course, but McIlroy also has the last tee time Thursday (2:01 p.m. ET). He’ll have to wait 24 hours after his last practice round to tee it up in the tournament proper, which is plenty of time to, well, sit around and think about the Slam and the Masters and that elusive green jacket. “I feel like I’ve got everything I need to become a Masters champion,” he said, “but I think each and every year that passes that I don’t, it will become increasingly more difficult.” Especially if he makes all of these changes and winds up with the same disappointing outcome.last_img read more

The 12th Summer Seminar on Intelligent Design — I Will Remember the Faces

first_img A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Intelligent Design The 12th Summer Seminar on Intelligent Design — I Will Remember the FacesAnn GaugerJuly 17, 2018, 1:57 AM Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos TagsBig BangCambrian Explosioncausal circularityCenter for Science & CulturecosmosDiscovery Instituteeducationevolutionfine tuningintelligent designIrreducible ComplexityJay RichardsJonathan Wellslecturenatural worldorigin of lifephotoprotein evolutionscienceSeattleStephen MeyerstudentsSummer Seminarswomen,Trending Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Recommended Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Ann GaugerSenior Fellow, Center for Science and CultureDr. Ann Gauger is Director of Science Communication and a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture, and Senior Research Scientist at the Biologic Institute in Seattle, Washington. She received her Bachelor’s degree from MIT and her Ph.D. from the University of Washington Department of Zoology. She held a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, where her work was on the molecular motor kinesin.Follow AnnProfile Share As always, the push to prepare for the nine-day Summer Seminar on Intelligent Design, which concluded this past weekend, was intense. The Seminar, our 12th year running, opened as fifty students from around the world gathered on a Friday night at Discovery Institute for a welcome and introduction to the work of the Center for Science & Culture.Packed with InformationWhat followed were days and evenings packed with information about design in the natural world. We heard about the cosmos, fine-tuning, the Big Bang, the problems of the first life, the Cambrian explosion, irreducible complexity, causal circularity, limits to protein evolution, and that was just up through Wednesday morning.The students asked good questions and were not afraid to challenge a lecturer’s conclusions. And from all accounts, they found it rewarding, even the ones who disagreed with one lecture or another.I could tell as the week went on that things were going well, based on the volume of the conversation before each session. Students got to know each other quickly, finding common ground, yet also being astonished by each other’s accomplishments. This happens most years, but this year was special.Women in ScienceOne thing I noticed in particular was the number of women that were there.At their request we had a round table discussion on women in science, and the unique challenges we face. I look forward to watching these women flourish as they move forward in life.Unfortunately, the pictures we have of the Seminar need to be severely cropped, so as to protect the students’ identities. But their faces I will remember for a long time.Photos: Stephen Meyer, Jonathan Wells, and Jay Richards teaching at the 2018 Summer Seminar, Seattle, by Daniel Reeves.last_img read more

25% increase in successful planning applications in Donegal

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 25% increase in successful planning applications in Donegal Twitter Facebook Latest Figures from the Central Statistics Office show a significant increase in the granting of planning permission for houses in County Donegal.Last year, there was a 25% increase in successful application granted by Donegal County Council when compared to 2014.According to the stats, permission was granted for 212 houses in 2015, up from 169 the year before.People are seeking permission for bigger houses, with a significant increase in the total floor area for which permission was granted year on year.There was also an increase in permissions for multi development houses last year. The figure grew from 4 in 2014 to 7 although the amount of housing units within those developments fell.Few are seeking permission for flats and apartments – just two permission granted last year delivering 9 units of accommodation compared to 5 in 2014 creating 16 units of accommodation. Google+ 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleHead of RTE supports calls for Independent broadcasters to have access to public fundingNext articleIrish Fish Canners hoping to expand facility in Dungloe News Highland WhatsApp Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn center_img Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – April 14, 2016 Google+ Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist last_img read more

Briefly noted: Democratic House candidate cited twice for driving under influence; Shawnee seeks candidates to fill Adrian’s vacant seat

first_imgDemocratic candidate cited twice for driving under influence of alcohol. Brandon Woodard, the Democratic nominee for the Kansas House District 30 seat, was cited twice for driving under the influence of alcohol, the Kansas City Star reported this week. Woodard, now 28, was arrested for DUI in Lawrence in 2012 and again in 2014. Woodard is facing Republican Wendy Bingesser in a race to replace Republican Rep. Randy Powell, who did not seek reelection. [Democrat running for Kansas House seat cited for drunken driving not once, but twice — Kansas City Star]Shawnee council starts process to replace Adrian. The Shawnee council last week began advertising for its vacant councilmember seat. The Ward 3 seat has been vacant since Justin Adrian resigned Sept. 12. Qualified candidates must be a registered voter who lives in Ward 3 of Shawnee. The Shawnee council will accept applications until 5 p.m. Nov. 1. Interested candidates may submit a letter of interest via email to the city clerk, drop it off at city hall or mail it to City of Shawnee, Attn: City Clerk’s Office, 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203. The council will conduct a special meeting Nov. 13 to consider the appointment. The person the council chooses will be sworn into office later that evening.last_img read more

Lyria enhancements agreed

first_imgEUROPE: SNCF President Guillaume Pepy and SBB Chief Executive Officer Andreas Meyer signed an agreement on February 16 to step up the frequency and quality of services between France and Switzerland operated by TGV Lyria. The jointly-owned subsidiary will be allocated a fleet of 19 dedicated TGV POS trainsets, for which SBB will contribute SFr100m.Following the rerouting of Paris – Genève TGV services via the Haut-Bugey line in December 2010, Paris – Basel services are to accelerated in December 2011 when they will be routed via LGV Rhin-Rhône, giving a fastest timing of 3 h 3 min, 24 min faster than the present best. The number of weekday services will rise from five each way to six. SBB and SNCF said on February 16 that timings between Swiss cities and the French capital are to be cut to less than 3 h in the medium term. Plans are also being drawn up to add expand the number of destinations served by TGV Lyria. During 2010 TGV Lyria carried 4 million passengers, of which 2?3 million were making international journeys. Turnover increased by 17% over 2009 to reach SFr340m.last_img read more