Stream Justin Timberlake’s New Album Now

first_imgUncategorizedStream Justin Timberlake’s New Album NowFun Fact: JT wears a tux to the opthamologistBy Matt Grosinger – March 11, 2013553ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItIn the late 2000s when Justin Timberlake had exchanged his dulcet, dancefloor tunes for an acting career with a recurring role on Saturday Night Live, no one was more concerned than Andy Samberg. During a sketch that spoofed Inside The Actor’s Studio, Samberg and JT — playing interviewer and interviewee — stared at each other ultra-seriously until the first question escaped through Samberg’s schoolboy grin, “When are you going to make some more music?” And after the pop icon marched offstage, ”We just want to dance again!” The better part of a decade has elapsed and this weekend JT became an SNL five-timer, but we finally have an answer: Today is the day we can finally dance again. Timberlake’s new album, The 20/20 Experience, doesn’t drop until March 19th but as of this afternoon, it’s streaming on iTunes. Somewhere, at this exact moment, Andy Samberg is two stepping to “Suit & Tie.” TAGSJustin TimberlakeL.A. CultureMusicSaturday Night LiveSNLThe 20/20 ExperiencePrevious articleMindfulness in Action: Kari Mozena vs. Her Wandering MindNext articleMakeup Junkie: Jonesing For Mad MenMatt Grosinger RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORSong Catalogs Are Selling for Big Bucks, but Will the Trend End on a Bum Note?Coachella Sets a Date for Its 2022 Comeback18-Year-Old Singer-Songwriter Ai Bendr Just Wants to Be Honestlast_img read more

“So You Think You Can Dance,” Season 11, Episode 5 Recap:…

first_imgUncategorized“So You Think You Can Dance,” Season 11, Episode 5 Recap: The Los Angeles Callbacks and Our Top 20The grueling, drama-filled callbacks are complete, and we’ve met our Top 20, however brieflyBy Renee Camus – June 26, 2014724ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItIsn’t it exciting, city kids? So You Think You Can Dance squeezed its four-day, 13-plus hours-a-day callbacks into a two-hour episode, and we now have our Top 20 for Season 11. The episode mostly pays attention to people we’ve met before, many of whom make it into the Top 20 or are cut at the Green Mile. Both returning and brand new guest judges join Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy for the big decisions. Stephen tWitch Boss and Adam Shankman are back, joined by Irina Dvorovenko of American Ballet Theatre and Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski (both of whom we spoke to at the callbacks in April). Day one of callbacks is almost entirely spent watching solos and cutting the 157 dancers down to 121. At 8 p.m. they start the hip-hop round with choreographer Chris Scott. They have the night to practice, and most dancers are actually able to get a decent night’s sleep (for callback week, anyway). Good. The producers have their all-night drama session (the first of a few) but it’s much less contrived than last year, when Sonya Tayeh gave them the night to practice her jazz routine because they weren’t quite getting it. After the hip-hop performances on Day 2, many more dancers are cut including Caleb Brauner, who auditioned in two different cities this year, and Trevor Bryce, who was a standout in his audition. We’re surprised he was eliminated so early. He seems to be doing well, but apparently he’s not what they want.We spoke to Emmy-nominated choreographer Mandy Moore, who will return to the show in a few weeks, and asked about Natalie Reid, who we were reminded of last week. While Moore didn’t have any insights about Natalie’s ousting from the show, she did make an interesting point.“They always say to us, it’s really about casting a television show,” Mandy explains. “Yes, it’s a dance show, but it’s about casting the right characters and who’s going to fit those themes for that season. It really depends on how many different types of personalities you have and the different people who audition.”Sonya Tayeh takes over the stage for the jazz round, with assistance from last year’s winner Amy and season 9’s George. This year we’ve seen almost as much of previous seasons’ dancers as we have new dancers, and the callbacks are no exception: We show practically the entire routines that previous contestants are teaching to new ones. Have the producers gotten slack from fans or critics for not showing enough dancing during callback week? The jazz round is tough for many including female krumper Jana JaJa Vankova, but she dances for her life and proves that she deserves to stay. Many others aren’t so lucky and are sent home, trimming the total number of dancers to 64. Most of the dancers rise to the ballroom challenge, surviving the round and moving on, despite a couple of horrendous injuries. JaJa again impresses the judges as does her hip-hop crewmate Emilio Dosal, who was selected for Season 10’s Top 20 but had to drop out after an injury. (Boy, they kept him under wraps until the last minute.) Two tappers also sail through the ballroom round: Valerie Rockey from the L.A. audition and newcomer Zach Everhart, Jr., from the Atlanta audition (one of the few in today’s show hadn’t already been introduced). Ballroom dancer Marcquet Hill shines in his “home” round, but he had already amazed the judges in the hip-hop round. The dreaded contemporary round, with a routine by SYTYCD favorite Travis Wall, proves successful for most, even Johnny Waacks Gibson, who continues to surprise the judges. Bridget Whitman, however, has trouble, throwing herself a little too forcefully into the routine and leaving her partner unable to catch her. She dances for her life, and this woman, whose father died when she was 12 and who seems to weep at every moment, expresses such joy in her dancing. Despite a no from both Nigel and Twitch, she gets three yeses, and is through. Finally, we’re at group choreography, which is simultaneously our favorite and least favorite round. It creates the most drama as the dancers struggle to work together under the most stress and least amount of sleep. There’s usually at least one train wreck, often from a group who thinks they’ve got it down solid, but there’s also at least one piece that comes together beautifully and is truly moving. Both of these happen tonight, with Nigel asking the train wreck group to decide among themselves who should be eliminated, and with the other group sailing on through—not surprising, considering it has three of the dancers we’ve been following closely. The train wreck passes Nigel’s test by refusing to single out any one person or throw anyone under the bus, so they all get through to the next round. Only six dancers are cut in the group round. The remaining 44 dancers perform solos again, we’re finally ready for the Top 20. After following so few (relatively speaking) for so long, we don’t expect many surprises, but there are a few dancers unpredictably cut at the last minute. Among them is Jaja, who the judges ask to work on other styles and return next year. She’s still young and has only been dancing for about five years, but we think a female krumper is rare enough to be given a shot. Johnny Waacks and Eric Silky Moore, who’s been through this process at least twice before, both impress the judges, but neither is accepted—in fact, there are only two hip-hop dancers in the Top 20: Emilio Dosal from last year and Teddy Coffey, whom we’ve not met yet. Many of the Top 20 seem obvious because we’ve been following them so closely: Ricky Ubeda was a shoe-in since his Atlanta audition. So was jazz dancer Jessica Richens, despite them asking her to dance for her life. She nailed it (Michael Bublé’s great rendition of “Feelin’ Good” certainly helped), and eventually went all the way—just as Mary and Christina Applegate suspected at her audition. Our two tappers, Evan and Valerie, both make it through. We’re excited to see at least one tap routine this season—in addition to Chloe Arnold’s crew, Syncopated Ladies. Joining them are six (count ‘em, six!) ballroom dancers: Marcquet Hill and his auditioning partner Brooklyn Fullmer, Serge Onik and Malena Ostergaard, blonde bombshell Tanisha Belnap from the New Orleans audition, and Nick Garcia, who auditioned in Chicago with his best friend, contemporary dancer Rudy Abreu. Rudy also gets into the Top 20, squeezing out Silky and joining contemporary dancers Emily James (who auditioned in seasons 8 and 9 but went to business school during last season), “the Beast” Stanley Glover, the weepy Bridget Whitman, Casey Askew from Philadelphia, unknown Carly Blaney, and Ricky Ubeda. Two ballet dancers, Jourdan Epstein from Philadelphia and Jacque LeWarne, whom we haven’t met, round out the Top 20. So there it is, city kids, your Top 20. What do you think? Did it seem obvious based on the footage of the dancers? Were there any big surprises? Are you disappointed about Jaja leaving, or anyone else? Let us know your thoughts. TAGSL.A. CultureMandy MooreNigel LythgoeMary MurphyChristopher ScottDanceEpisodeFoxInterviewTravis WallTwitchTara LipinskiReality TVRecapSo You Think You Can DanceSonya TayehSYTYCDAdam ShankmanPrevious articleTrains, Planes, and Fewer AutomobilesNext articleCheech Marin: The Best Art Curator in The CityRenee Camus RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORIn Supremely Boomer Move, Fox Applies to Trademark the Phrase ‘OK, Boomer’Alan Turing Died by Poison Apple. Now His Life Has Become a Fairy Tale for the StageWho’s Hosting the Emmys This Year? Maybe No Onelast_img read more

$272 Million for Land Administration and Management Programmes

first_img$272 Million for Land Administration and Management Programmes UncategorizedApril 1, 2008 Related$272 Million for Land Administration and Management Programmes Advertisements Related$272 Million for Land Administration and Management Programmescenter_img Related$272 Million for Land Administration and Management Programmes FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A sum of $272.47 million has been set aside in the 2008/09 Estimates of Expenditure to continue land administration and management programmes, in order to promote sustainable development of the planned and unplanned natural environment.The sum has been assigned to different sub-components, including: Acquisition of Land; National Estate Management; Repairs and Improvements; Jamaica Land Titling Project; and the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP).The latter will receive the lion’s share of $236.27 million to continue to promote efficient administration and management, and rationalize the allocation and use of land resources in an integrated and sustainable manner, by implementing critical aspects of the National Land Policy of Jamaica.The Land Registration Component in St. Catherine will be completed; public relations and land tenure work undertaken in Clarendon; and land tenure work continued for the National Irrigation Commission (NIC) in St. Catherine,St. Elizabeth, and St. Thomas. In addition, revenue inflows will be generated from the NIC ($18.781 million) and from internal funds ($40 million).Meanwhile, $6.68 million has been allocated for acquisition of land under the Government land settlement scheme. Under this programme, the majority of lands targeted are required to be surveyed before they can be divested to land settlement allottees. The programme also undertakes payments for Project Land Lease properties leased by the Commissioner of Lands from private landowners, along with fees for surveying the properties. The allotment also includes drainage fees payable to the NIC.According to the Estimates, which are now before the House of Representatives, during the new fiscal year, 450 parcels of land will be surveyed, and certificates of title issued for 200 parcels of land.During the 2007/08 fiscal period, 228 parcels of land were surveyed and 446 certificates of title prepared.Meanwhile, $12.585 million has been assigned to the National Estate Management programme, to complete inventory of 6,000 parcels of land, and complete infrastructure and terrain audit of 60 Project Land Lease schemes.The system is expected to improve the management of crown lands, with one of the primary benefits being the improvement in the productive use of government-owned property in support of national, social, economic and other developmental policy, and assist in the accelerated and transparent divestment of properties. During the 2007/08 fiscal period, infrastructure and terrain audit of 62 Project Land Lease schemes, was completed.The Jamaica Land Titling project will benefit from $11.06 million to continue to assist with the development of the Land Information and Cadastral Mapping system, which supports land registration and divestment, land valuation, and general information access for informed decision-making. Major emphasis will be on: continued preparation and maintenance of a digital cadastral index of the island; scanning of Certificates of Title, Deposited Plans, Strata Plans, and Title documents; repair of bound Title Volumes; bounding of Title documents; and improvement of office facilities.For repairs and improvements, $5.89 million will be spent to upgrade the offices of the National Land Agency across the island. For the new fiscal year, it is planned that an additional wing of some 2,400 square feet be constructed, adjoining the existing structure to house the Southern and Northern regions of the Land Valuation Division, as well as the Finance, Audit and Human Resource Unit. All land projects now fall under the Office of the Prime Minister.last_img read more

Parliamentary committee to look at dual citizenship

first_imgRelatedParliamentary committee to look at dual citizenship RelatedParliamentary committee to look at dual citizenship FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A Joint Select Committee of Parliament will be formed to examine the issue of dual citizenship. The move was agreed to during the sitting of the House of Representatives on Wednesday (January 19). Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, had made the recommendation on Tuesday (Jan.18) as he contributed to a motion brought by Member of Parliament for Central Kingston, Rev. Ronald Thwaites. Rev. Thwaites’ motion, which was approved, called for every member of the House to declare their citizenship, or permanent residency in any country other than Jamaica and that the House urgently debate under what, if any circumstance, citizens with dual nationality should be excluded from Parliament. In the debate sparked by the motion there was almost unanimous agreement that because an individual has sought citizenship in another country outside the Commonwealth, this did not necessarily mean that they were unpatriotic to Jamaica and therefore should not sit in Parliament. Among the opinions expressed are that in today’s globalised world where Jamaicans are now settled in many countries, particularly the United States (US), which is not a Commonwealth territory, the provisions of the Constitution that speak to dual citizenship matters, is perhaps outdated. Meanwhile, Minister of Education and Leader of Government Business in the Lower House, Hon. Andrew Holness also informed that the Government has already decided on its three members, who would be a part of the committee. “The Leader Opposition Business I am sure will provide (the names) and we will formalise the process at the next sitting,” Mr. Holness said. Existing provisions in the Constitution allow citizens of Commonwealth countries to be elected or appointed to Parliament as long as they have been ordinarily resident in Jamaica for the preceding 12 months. However, a Jamaican, who has voluntarily acquired citizenship in a non Commonwealth country, such as the US, is exempt from sitting in Parliament. CONTACT: LATONYA LINTON Parliamentary committee to look at dual citizenship ParliamentJanuary 22, 2011 RelatedParliamentary committee to look at dual citizenship Advertisementslast_img read more

Hong Kong operators could oppose 3G plans

first_img Previous ArticleLenovo and BlackBerry linked, againNext ArticleMexico takes tougher line on mobile competition AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 MAR 2013 Vietnam to halt import, production of 2G, 3G handsets Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more Related Tim Ferguson Hong Kong’s mobile operators could legally challenge government plans to auction off a portion of 3G spectrum that they hold.South China Morning Post sources said CSL, SmarTone Telecommunications, Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong and PCCW’s HKT could oppose what is thought to be the preferred option of the Communications Authority.The government originally presented three options for the 3G spectrum licences when they expire. These were to renew them at a reasonable fee, put up the existing 3G spectrum from public auction, or to auction off a third of the 3G spectrum held by each operator.The plan will be decided in October, three years before the 3G spectrum licences expire, but the sources said the government has chosen the third option before operators have filed their submissions to the public consultation on the proposals.The operators sent a letter to members of the Legislative Council’s panel on information technology and broadcasting last month, saying the plan is “at odds with international practices” in which incumbent operators’ licences were renewed when they expired.The letter added it will have “a serious adverse impact” on consumers as it could lead to an inability to make or receive calls, dropped calls, slower data speeds and increased service degradation in shopping centres and on the MTR metro system.They also warned that the uncertainty created is likely to prompt the operators to reduce investment in their 3G networks.Legislator Charles Peter Mok said the government wants to avoid being seen as colluding with the incumbent operators and feels the addition of an operator to the market could increase competition. ¿Qué apagados de red nos esperan en 2021?center_img Home Hong Kong operators could oppose 3G plans Author Verizon 3G shutdown chugs along Devices Tags 3GHong Konglast_img read more

Lakes and Pains

first_imgPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Thrills and spills defined Monday’s wild finish to the Honda Classic. The final thrill was Padraig Harrington’s, the final spill Daniel Berger’s. In a punishing conclusion at PGA National, where every contender seemed to need a life preserver in a sink-or-swim final round that extended over two grueling days, Harrington emerged the winner, beating Berger with a par at the second hole of their sudden-death playoff. Harrington, 43, survived a five-day marathon of weather-delayed golf to claim his first PGA Tour title since the PGA Championship in 2008. He did so after Berger’s tee shot at the 17th hole in the Bear Trap sailed right, splashing down in the moat guarding that hole. Harrington won with a two-putt after stiffing a 5-iron to 3 feet, becoming the first player to win a PGA Tour event on a sponsor exemption since Lee Westwood won the FedEx St. Jude Classic in 2010. Honda Classic: Articles, videos and photos There was something cruelly apropos about this all ending with one last splashdown, because all that water around the Champion Course was such a large factor in the finish. Ian Poulter took a share of the lead into the final round and then hit five balls in the water, still somehow managing to finish tied for third, a shot out of the playoff. “It makes you feel pretty sick,” Poulter said. “I’ve handed one away, and it hurts.” Patrick Reed held a share of the lead going to the 15th tee before – kerplunk – pushing his tee shot in the water there. “It was a rough day,” Reed said. Even Harrington was a bit waterlogged entering the playoff. He looked like he had this event won in regulation, taking a one-shot lead to the 71st hole before slicing his tee shot in the water. He needed to hole a clutch 15-foot birdie putt at the 72nd hole to go to extra holes with Berger, who closed hard and early with a 64. “It’s hard to be the leader on this golf course,” Harrington said. “Just like it’s hard to be the leader in a major.” How difficult did all the trouble make the Sunday/Monday finish? Harrington made two double bogeys in the final round and still won. He was five shots down with eight holes to play. Berger was nine shots back beginning the final round. Harrington resumed the suspended final round at the eighth tee. In the end, he hit the shots he needed to win. “I never have trouble hitting a big shot at a big time,” Harrington said. Harrington needed a big shot to regain some relevancy in the game. Once ranked No. 3 in the world, he entered this week No. 297. He wasn’t eligible for last year’s Masters, and wasn’t this year, not until this victory. His exempt PGA Tour status also ran out this year. He has been playing the Tour on sponsor invites and as a past champion. “There are no doubt low points in those years, because you know, in 2008, 2009, I’m very much in the penthouse,” Harrington said. “I wasn’t quite down to the doghouse, but not far away from it.” This was Harrington’s 30th worldwide title, his sixth PGA Tour victory, his second Honda Classic title, coming 10 years after his first. Berger, a 21-year-old rookie from nearby Jupiter, finished the final round brilliantly, closing with back-to-back birdies to shoot 64. He missed a 13-foot birdie chance to win on the first playoff hole at No. 18. “If you told me I was going to finish solo second when the week started, I’d probably take it,” Berger said. “Right now, not as happy as I wish I was. But it’s just a good learning experience.” Berger, the son of former tennis pro Jay Berger, a three-time ATP winner, saw a chance to play in his first Masters sink to the bottom of the lake along with his ball at No. 17 in the playoff. It was a disheartening finish for locals rooting for Berger, who grew up driving the range picker while working at Dye Preserve. “I think this week shows, with the depth of the field and how many great players there are, that I can compete with the best in the world,” Berger said. “I know this won’t be the last chance that I have to win, so just look at it like that.” While Harrington relishes regaining exempt status and returning to the Masters, he isn’t allowing himself to dwell on that quite yet. “A lot of things are being said about what this means going forward,” Harrington said. “The one thing you learn is you don’t win as often as you think. I’m just enjoying winning the Honda Classic.”last_img read more

DJ leads delayed Open Champ; Spieth five back

first_imgST. ANDREWS, Scotland – For all the debate over whether the British Open should have started Saturday, Dustin Johnson only cared about the finish. A second round that lasted nearly 39 hours because of rain one day and a raging wind the next finally ended with Johnson driving the 18th green and taking two putts from 150 feet for birdie and a 3-under 69. That gave him a one-shot lead over Danny Willett of England, who for the second straight year did not hit a single shot in the British Open on Saturday. Last year it was because he missed the cut. This time it was because he finished his second round Friday. Even a championship with 155 years of history can deliver a strange twist. And there were plenty on the Old Course. Brooks Koepka refused to play when his ball wouldn’t stay still on the 11th green. Jordan Spieth three-putted five times in one round. Tiger Woods posted his highest 36-hole in the British Open. Rarest of all is that the wind delay that lasted more than 10 hours forced the first Monday finish in 27 years at the British Open. Not so peculiar was Johnson atop the leaderboard at 10-under 134. Paul Lawrie, the 46-year-old Scot who won a crazy Open at Carnoustie in 1999, played bogey-free over the final 14 holes for a 70 and was two shots behind. Louis Oosthuizen (70) and Jason Day (71) joined the large group at 7-under 137 that included Adam Scott and Zach Johnson, who finished Friday. Full-field scores: 144th Open Championship Spieth, going after the third leg of the Grand Slam, shot 72 and was five behind. One month after a three-putt from 12 feet cost him a shot at the U.S. Open, Johnson walked the Old Course with a swagger. He did enough damage Friday that even a couple of bogeys didn’t get him off track, and he showed in the short time he played Saturday he could handle the wind. “Every aspect of your game is challenged,” Johnson said. As gusts began to top 40 mph when the second round resumed in the morning, Johnson chose to chip up the steep slope at the front of the par-5 14th green. He didn’t hit quite hard enough. And then, the player with a reputation of being in too much of a hurry at the majors made the mistake of taking his time. An inch away from placing his coin behind the ball to mark it, a gust moved his ball and it picked up enough momentum to roll off the green and cause Spieth to jump out of the way. Three putts later, Johnson had his second bogey of the week. One hole later, the R&A realized it was too windy to continue. Johnson returned nearly 11 hours later, made two solid pars and finished with his birdie. It was the fourth time in the last six rounds at the majors that he has had at least a share of lead, though not when it mattered – at the end. This might be his best chance yet. Spieth three-putted for par on the 14th hole and swiped his putter in disgust at leaving two of those putts short. He had another three-putt from about 90 feet on the 17th hole. But he stayed in the game by driving the 18th green for a birdie. “I believe I’m still in contention. I still believe I can win this tournament,” Spieth said. But after spending two days playing alongside Johnson, he also realized a third straight major will require some help. “I need a really solid round tomorrow because Dustin is not letting up,” Spieth said. “Dustin is going to shoot a good round tomorrow with less wind, and I’m going to need to shoot a great round to really give myself a chance.” The second round didn’t finish Friday because a burst of heavy rain flooded the course. That was nothing compared with the gusts off the Eden Estuary, and the R&A knew it was going to be on the edge to play. R&A officials said they spent an hour on the 11th green – the most exposed part of the golf course – to make sure golf balls weren’t moving. And then it started, and Koepka’s ball wouldn’t stay put. He took nearly 30 minutes to hit one putt. He kept marking his golf ball and protesting with a rules official and finally said he wouldn’t play when his ball moved a couple of inches on three occasions. A few holes ahead, Oosthuizen putted up to 3 feet on the 13th. A gust blew it a few feet away and, as the South African laughed at the absurdity, it moved about 8 feet away. About that time, play was halted and didn’t resume until 6 p.m. It was the third straight time that an Open at St. Andrews was halted by wind – 2010 for the British Open and 2013 for the Women’s British Open. The fullest grandstand was behind the driving range as players kept trying to stay loose in case the wind subsided, and it finally did. Ultimately, what mattered was the finish. Just not for Woods. He never had a realistic chance of making the cut. Needing mostly birdies, he resumed his round with three straight bogeys and shot 75 to finish his two rounds at 7-over 151. That was his highest 36-hole ever in the British Open, one month after his highest 36-hole total ever (156) to miss the cut in the U.S. Open. Willett, meanwhile, also came to the golf course to practice. “We had it yesterday, but they’ve had an extremely long day today,” Willett said. “It’s not ideal for the guys.”last_img read more

If Your Free Speech Is Threatened, Let Us Know

first_imgJane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Recommended Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share The Paradox of Free Speech A recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal raises the question, How far should free speech go? Wherever we set the bar, intelligent design clearly falls within what should be the parameters of academic freedom.  In “Free Speech Absolutism Killed Free Speech,“ Tony Woodlief argues paradoxically that an extreme insistence on academic freedom in the past led us to the “cancel culture” of today, with free speech squelched in pursuit of power, with academic freedom itself undermined. He asks: We’ve Got Resources for You “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Woodlief argues that “everybody should be allowed to express his views.” Unfortunately that is not currently the case when it comes to criticisms of evolutionary theory and arguments for ID. But let’s look beyond that. Evolution News has shown that, in a legal context, “[W]hen an idea meets scholarly standards of professional care, it’s acceptable to discuss even if it is controversial.” Read more here about how intelligent design meets scholarly standards. Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share As the school year starts, I’m wondering how many students and professors will find themselves in difficult positions, their universities in the vice grip of ideology. How many calls and emails will we receive from academicians whose views on the origin of life and of biological diversity are being silenced? If you find yourself in that situation, please get in contact through our Helpline page. The Center for Science & Culture has resources for students and professors seeking the freedom to air their views on intelligent design. “The College Student’s Back-to-School Guide to Intelligent Design” equips young people to understand and engage the issue on their campuses. Our website Free Science recounts the history of academic freedom disputes over intelligent design. And it provides practical action steps. center_img Education How can we hold anti-free-speech ideologues accountable? While federal courts properly protect the rights of professors to associate with unpopular organizations and disseminate radical views to the broader public, they’ve also made clear that the classroom is not a fiefdom and students are not a teacher’s ideological playthings. The judicial system typically obliges institutions to uphold their own standards, and the stated standards of universities are solidly in favor of free speech. Sarah ChaffeeNow a teacher, Sarah Chaffee served as Program Officer in Education and Public Policy at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. She earned her B.A. in Government. During college she interned at Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office and for Prison Fellowship Ministries. Before coming to Discovery, she worked for a private land trust with holdings in the Southwest. Share Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Free Speech If Your Free Speech Is Threatened, Let Us KnowSarah ChaffeeSeptember 4, 2020, 2:31 PM Billions of Missing Links: Mysteries Evolution Can’t Explain Tagsacademic freedombiological diversityCenter for Science & CultureeducationEvolution NewsFree Sciencefree speechideologyintelligent designorigin of lifeprofessorsresourcesstudentsTony WoodliefWall Street Journal,Trending Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Photo credit: Ryan Jacobson, via Unsplash.It’s September, and students are heading back to colleges and universities to start or continue their degree programs. 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 Alllast_img read more

Green Power House Opens In Columbia Falls

first_img Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. COLUMBIA FALLS – A large crowd gathered at the far end of the F. H. Stoltze Land and Lumber Co. log yard on Aug. 23 to celebrate the dedication of Algae Aqua-Culture Technology, Inc.’s new Green Power House. The completion of the biorefinery is the result of four years of work by the Whitefish-based company. Officials with AACT said the Columbia Falls unit is the prototype of a complex system it hopes will become a new standard in energy production.“I hope to see Green Power Houses built around the world in the next five years,” said Chief Operating Officer Adam De Yong. “This can create a lot of solutions for a lot of communities around the world.”The eight-sided, three-story Green Power House is part greenhouse, part biorefinery and looks a little out of place next to Stoltze’s century-old sawmill. Inside the building, carbon dioxide, water and sunlight is combined to create energy-dense algae. The algae is then pumped into bioreactors where methane and hydrogen gases are extracted and the leftover algae is then used to make organic soil. According to AACT president Michael Smith, the company has spent more than a $1 million to get the entire project off the ground. Currently, the facility is run on propane, but eventually it will run on biomass from sawmills and forests, including burned and insect-damaged timber. That is why the new facility is located at Stoltze. De Yong said part of the Organic Carbon Engine is completed but the company needs approximately $750,000 to finish it. He said once the funding is secured, the engine could be finished in two to three months. Smith’s background is in physics and before taking on this project four years ago, he helped design video games. “It feels wonderful to be at this stage,” he said. “There were times when I thought we wouldn’t make it.” Now that the plant is up and running, it can constantly provide 250 kilowatts or six megawatts a day. That is enough energy to power 100 homes. De Yong envisions numerous markets for the technology, including selling the Green Power House as a kit to companies, especially those in forestry and agriculture. Another opportunity would be teaming up with communities to build the power house and use it to power entire neighborhoods. For more information about the project, visit www.algaeaqua.com.last_img read more

Warning issued over dangers of open sea swimming

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Warning issued over dangers of open sea swimming Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Google+ Twittercenter_img By News Highland – November 20, 2020 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articlePubs protest by turning on Christmas lights tonightNext articleSean McVeigh says Donegal want to play at higher level News Highland Twitter WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook People are being urged to be aware of the dangers of open sea swimming. The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI say there has been a notable increase in swimming incidents in the past number of weeks.It says people who are new to the sport may be unaware of important safety measures which can avoid them getting into difficulty.The advice is “if in doubt, don’t go out” and to “never swim alone”. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more