Polls are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get. In a survey conducted by the Channel One Network, a broadcast service for public schools, students were asked if they thought schools should teach only intelligent design, teach only evolution, or teach both. A majority (52%) responded for teaching both ID and evolution; another 31% voted for teaching ID only. Only 17% thought evolution alone should be taught, yet that is the position of all the major science institutions and science teacher organizations. ChannelOne.com has apparently taken the results page offline, but Answers in Genesis commented on it. Though not conducted scientifically, the poll is in keeping with other national surveys on the subject. In another poll sure to provide grist for the talk radio mill, only 38% of Democrats described their mental health as excellent, compared to 58% of Republicans. World Net Daily talked about this Gallup poll to Dr. Lyle H. Rossiter, a psychiatrist who thinks liberalism is a mental illness. The author of a book The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness was not surprised by the results: “Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave,” he said. The overwhelming majority of pro-evolution college professors describe themselves as liberals or Democrats (08/05/2004, 12/02/2004).A reader noticed that the Channel One poll designers put Evolution only as the default answer. Polls are thermometers, not yardsticks. Any conclusions from these polls should be balanced by readings from other instruments before making a diagnosis. But if pro-evolution liberals are suffering depression from the Channel One poll on top of their mental illness from the Gallup poll, the most effective treatment for all concerned might be quarantine.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Ray Maota Cape Town residents are familiar with filmproduction crews working around town – but the city will be thrust into the spotlight with a spin-off of the popular US law drama Law and Order getting a South African make-over. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free images, visit the image library) Cape Town Film Commission CEO Denis Lillie said the CFC has promised to give Africa HD hands-on assistance with securing locations, permits and any other necessary film-related aspects. (Image: The Callsheet) MEDIA CONTACTS • The Cape Town Film Commission +27 21 483 9070 RELATED ARTICLES • Hollywood studio for Cape Town • Made in Cape Town: African sci-fi • Cape Town: most beautiful city • Bollywood yes for Cape TownThe only people you expect to solve a grisly murder scene in an hour are the detectives from the Law and Order series, which will soon be set and filmed in Cape Town.The popular US legal drama will hit South African shores in 2012, with an all South African cast.The South African series follows similar localised versions produced in Russia, France and the UK.Denis Lillie, the CEO of The Cape Film Commission (CFC), said: “Africa HD has secured the format rights to a South African franchise of Law and Order. They intend to start filming the 12-part series in May 2012.“The CFC has promised to give them hands-on assistance with securing locations, permits and any other aspects to do with filming that they will require.”The crew working on the set will also be largely South African, which will create jobs in the local film industry and, according to CFC, “each of the 12 episodes will generate around R3-million (US$419 000) for the local economy”.Although Capetonians may experience some disturbances during filming, the overall impact of the project will be positive.Lillie said: “The road closures and minor inconveniences associated with the shoot will be offset multiple times by the gains the region will incur.”A global satellite and cable channel in high definition, and dedicated to African content, is also on the cards for Africa HD in the future.Cape Town in the spotlightViewers of the locally filmed series will be taken on a virtual tour of Cape Town, enhancing the tourism appeal of the Western Cape province.Alderman Grant Pascoe, the tourism, events and marketing councillor for the City of Cape Town, said: “The City of Cape Town is fully behind this project and we will ensure that the producers experience Cape Town as the film-friendly city that it is.“The decision to film this series here in Cape Town will strengthen the city’s brand both as a tourist and film destination.”Alan Winde, Western Cape minister of economic development and tourism, described the project as a “coup for the region”.News of the series coming to Cape Town follows a string of other accolades notched up by the city this year. These include Cape Town International Airport winning the top airport in Africa award, the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business’s MBA being rated the 60th best in the world, and Capetonian Luke Taylor making it into the finals of the 2011 Google Science Fair competition.Law and Order, the franchiseThe original police-procedure and legal drama series, created by Dick Wolf and set in New York, was first aired by NBC on 13 September 1990.The show lasted 20 seasons and was finally cancelled by NBC on 24 May 2010.The series won several Emmys and in 2002 was ranked 24th on the TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.The format of the show has two parts: the first starts with the discovery of a crime and then shows how detectives solve it.The second phase is set in the courtroom and shows the suspect’s trial.The New York version of the series incorporated leading newsmakers into its storyline, including former city mayor Rudy Giuliani and attorney William Kunstler.This trend of localising the drama will be followed in the Cape Town production next year.
Shiv Sena MLA Abdul Sattar on Thursday warned that heads of those who try to poach his Party’s legislators will be broken. Mr. Sattar, who represents Sillod constituency in Aurangabad, said poaching or buying out legislators was not legal in a democratic set up. The legislator made the remarks even as the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress are working out a coalition in Maharashtra, which is placed under the President’s rule since November 12. “BJP will not be able to poach any MLA. But those who try to poach MLAs will have their heads broken, and as a special case, we will make arrangements to treat them at a hospital,” Mr. Sattar said. “Poaching or buying out legislators was not legal in a democratic set up. It is not some retail shop to (buy MLAs out),” he added. The BJP and Shiv Sena contested the October 21 Assembly elections together and won 105 and 56 Seats respectively. The two Parties, however, fell out after the Shiv Sena persisted with its demand of sharing the Chief Ministerial post for two-and-half years on a rotational basis. The NCP and Congress won 54 and 44 Seats respectively.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a recent reminder from the Wilmington Recreation Department:Signup for a fun afternoon of arts and crafts with our Dreamcatcher class on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Open to kids entering grades 3-6.In some Native American cultures Dreamcatchers are handmade wall hangings placed where a person sleeps to ensure good dreams.When a person goes to sleep, the Dreamcatcher will attract all dreams. Bad dreams get trapped inside the web; good dreams pass through. In the morning light, bad dreams dissolve and disappear.In this class you will stencil a picture of a Dreamcatcher on wood using wood stain and paint. All supplies included.To register, visit https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/recreation, call 978-658-4270, or stop by Town Hall, Room 8. The Department is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 14, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Registration Now Open For Upholstery Workshop This FallIn “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Spots Still Available In ‘Learn To Sail’ ProgramIn “Community”
Richard Shotwell/Invision/APProducer Harvey Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Company in the wake of new reports documenting decades of his alleged sexual harassment of former female employees and associates, the company’s board of directors announced Sunday.Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty Tuesday to rape and criminal sex act charges in New York.Weinstein quietly answered a series of yes and no questions from the judge asking if he understood his rights at the hearing in Manhattan after a grand jury indicted the former movie mogul last week on charges involving two women.One alleged victim, who has not been identified publicly, told investigators that Weinstein cornered her in a hotel room and raped her. The other accuser, former actress Lucia Evans, has gone public with her account of Weinstein forcing her to perform oral sex at his office in 2004. The Associated Press does not identify alleged victims of sexual assaults unless they come forward publicly.Dozens more women have accused him of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to assault.The 66-year-old Weinstein has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex. His lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, has challenged the credibility of his alleged victims and says his client is confident he is going to clear his name.Brafman called the rape allegation “absurd,” saying that the accuser and Weinstein had a decadelong, consensual sexual relationship that continued after the alleged 2013 attack.Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. has said it was predictable that Weinstein’s camp would attack the integrity of the women and of the legal system.Vance, a Democrat, came under public pressure from women’s groups to prosecute Weinstein after declining to do so in 2015, when an Italian model went to police to say Weinstein had groped her during a meeting.Police set up a sting in which the woman recorded herself confronting Weinstein and him apologizing for his conduct. But Vance decided there was not enough evidence to bring charges.Weinstein is out on $1 million bail. Share
Share Harris County Sheriff’s OfficeHarris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez held a press conference to discuss the arrest of Pablo Munoz Garza.The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is asking victims of a man who works for a local security company and that has been arrested for aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping to come forward.Sheriff Ed Gonzalez held a press conference Thursday to discuss the arrest of Pablo Munoz Garza, 39, owner of TexGuard Services Co.A joint task force of the Violent Crime Unit at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) and the Criminal Investigation Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrested Munoz Garza for aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping for an incident that occurred in July of 2018.Photo provided by Harris County Sheriff’s OfficeInvestigators with the HCSO and the Texas DPS arrested Pablo Munoz Garza for aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping.According to the investigation, on July 29, 2018, Garza and several of the security guards that work under him assaulted and robbed a 33-year-old Hispanic male at a club called La Oveja Negra. One of the security guards could be identified with the name “Cowboy.”HCSO lieutenant Jeff Stauber said that, based on their findings, investigators think there are other victims.“We definitely believe, even from this particular instance, that there seems to be a group of them that are working together to carry out these crimes,” Gonzalez said. He emphasized the HCSO doesn’t require victims of crime to report their immigration status.Information can be provided to the HCSO’s Violent Crime Unit by calling 713-274-9100.
Kolkata: Whenever we talk of the subject Mathematics in our school days, we only tend to recollect the difficulties we faced while comprehending a sum about a monkey climbing up and slipping down a greased bamboo pole or water going in and coming outof a cistern.Perhaps, there is not a single person among us, who will be able to dissociate the Mathematics book by Keshab Chandra Nag, popularly known as KC Nag in our school days.The Mitra Institution in Bhowanipore, where KC Nag had been a teacher from 1924 to 1960, will be celebrating his 125th birth anniversary in a grand way as a tribute to him on Friday. A memorial book on KC Nag will be published, which will focus on the various aspects of his life. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedNag was born at Gurap in Hooghly, around 125 years ago, on the day of Rathyatra (July 10, 1893) and his books on Mathematics are still very popular among students from Class V to Class X.”By the end of this month, we will hold a memorial lecture on the great mathematician,” said Asit Baran Giri, the headmaster of Mitra Institution, Bhowanipore.Nag had passed the ISC examinations on 1914 with first division marks. He then graduated with Mathematics, Sanskrit and Arts and joined Krishnanath Collegiate School in Berhampore as a Mathematics teacher. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPImpressed with his teachings, Sir Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay brought him to Kolkata and introduced him as a teacher of Mitra Institution.He became the headmaster of the school in 1956 and served the post till 1960.Noted personalities like Hemanta Mukhopadhyay, Subhas Mukherjee, Tarun Banerjee, Arjun Sengupta, Siddharta Shankar Ray to name a few were his students.Apart from his skills in Mathematics, he had a knack to serve the common people, which he had inherited from the then principal of Ramkrishna Math and Mission Vishuddhananda Maharaj, who he regarded as his guru. He was a disciple of Ma Sarada Devi. From 1925 to 1980, he wrote his diary named Ratna Bedi that contained many poems, songs, and jokes. He also took part in the Freedom Movement. He went to jail after participating in Mahatma Gandhi’s “Quit India” movement.The most interesting aspect associated with his life was his avid interest in sports – like cricket, football and tennis. He was a life member of Mohun Bagan club.His love for cricket also led to his bad helath. On February 1, 1985, he suffered a cerebral attack due to tension while watching a test match between India and England.He survived for two years after the attack but died on February 6, 1987.
Kolkata: Heavy rains lashed various parts of the city on Saturday evening, resulting in slow movement of vehicular traffic in various places.As it did not last for long, there was no major case of water logging reported from the city. Drainage department officials of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) inspected various locations following the rain to oversee the situation.However, a man was killed after being struck by lightning in Maidan area of the city, police said. Ajoy Mallick (27) was hit by lightning during a thunderstorm at around 6.30 pm. He was rushed to SSKM Hospital where doctors declared him “brought dead”. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHeavy rains disrupted the normal lives of the people in the city as many officer goers faced difficulties while returning home. According to the prediction of the Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore, the city, along with other South Bengal districts, may receive light to moderate rainfall in the next two days. Heavy rainfall has also been predicted in the North Bengal districts in the next 48 hours.The weather office has pointed out that a low pressure trough formed over Bihar has been bringing more rainfall in the districts of North Bengal. Alipurduar and Cooch Behar may witness heavy to very heavy rainfall due to the same. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSince Saturday morning, the sky remained overcast in most parts of the city and South Bengal districts as well.As the day progressed, it started raining in almost all the South Bengal districts.It may be mentioned that in the past few days, various South Bengal districts have witnessed heavy rainfall due to cyclonic circulation created over North Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood, which later contributed in the formation of a low pressure area over the bay and its adjoining areas. Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred in districts like North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas, Nadia and Murshidabad, Hooghly, West Midnapore andSouth 24-Parganas.A few days ago, a low pressure trough had formed over North Odisha and adjoining parts of Bengal resulting in more rainfall across the state.
Kolkata: Former Miss India Ushoshi Sengupta was allegedly harassed by some youths late on Monday night while she was on her way home with one of her colleagues in a cab.The accused youths allegedly followed her all the way to the area where she lived and tried to get her out of the car. When she screamed for help, the youths fled. Later, police arrested seven youths. According to Sengupta’s post on Facebook, on Monday night, near Exide crossing towards Elgin, a few youths, who were riding a bike without helmets, hit her cab from behind. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThey allegedly blocked her way and started yelling at the driver. Within a few minutes more youths appeared in the spot and started banging on the car window. They also dragged the driver out of the cab and started beating him. Sensing danger, Sengupta ran to Maidan police station, which was close to the spot to sought help of the police. When a police officer approached, the youths fled. The youths followed Sengupta and her colleague even when they reached near home. They had blocked her way and pelted stones on the car windshield. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe accused youths even tried to break her mobile phone when she was recording the incident. When Sengupta shouted for help, some local residents arrived to help her. Seeing the locals, the youths fled the spot. Following the incident late on Monday night, Sengupta along with the cab driver went to Charu Market police station and lodged a complaint against the accused youths. After lodging the case, cops checked the CCTV camera footage of the road and arrested seven youths.
Posted by Travelweek Group Tags: Air Berlin, Alitalia, Lufthansa As the ink dries on their Air Berlin deal, Lufthansa now eyes Alitalia << Previous PostNext Post >> MILAN — The Italian daily Corriere della Sera says Lufthansa is preparing a 500 million-euro ($590 million) bid for large parts of bankrupt Italian carrier Alitalia, including the fleet, pilots, air crew and air slots.Alitalia, which declared bankruptcy in May, faces a Monday deadline for binding offers.Citing three unidentified sources, Corriere said that Lufthansa’s plan calls for cutting 6,000 jobs and reducing the airline’s short- and medium-haul routes, which have suffered under the pressure from low-cost airlines. Alitalia declined comment.Lufthansa recently reached a deal to buy parts of the bankrupt carrier Air Berlin. Both Air Berlin and Alitalia have been controlled by Gulf airline Etihad, which has ceased financing.The Italian government has offered bridge loans, including a new 300-million-euro extension, to keep the airline operating. Monday, October 16, 2017 Share