A Panegyric To the Memory of H.E. Charles Gyude Bryant, Chairman, National Transitional…

first_img(As Delivered)We gather here today to celebrate the home going of H.E. Charles Gyude Bryant, Chairman of the National Transitional Government of the Republic of Liberia, and to note that his passage through this terrestrial plane will mark him a “Name” to ever be present with us.  The sudden death of the Chairman has cast a long shadow over this country, which he jealously loved, and for which he gave so much of himself.In keeping with the request of the family and in fulfillment of a national responsibility, I will present to you a Panegyric on the life of the late Charles Gyude Bryant.The people of Liberia share a deep sense of grief occasioned by the death of a pre-eminent Statesman who served and led his country from the shackles of destruction and bore the torch of the democratic order; who served his country magnificently as a business icon with great understanding and zeal to propagate and restore the image of his beloved nation.  The sorrow of the Liberian people at the passing of so great a man, who signified to the world a new era of hope and peace, is being given expression by this celebration of his home going.In the death of Chairman Bryant, Liberia has lost a staunch leader; the cause of peace and development to which he had dedicated his political life has been deprived one of its boldest and courageous proponents and advocates; his country has lost of one of its most lofty, valiant and gallant sons and leaders; and the Bryant family has been deprived of a devoted and ardent pillar of strength.The cold, unpardoning hands of death have consumed us with grief, but that can never constrain our flowing gratitude nor confine our public pledge.  We give thanks that God’s promises dispel all sorrow and pain.Peaceful, but mentally dynamic, astute and engaging, kind and resourceful, Chairman Charles Gyude Bryant was a gentleman, in every sense of the word, with a penetrating mind, even in the most difficult of times.  He was a winsome   personality    of    deep,    unpretending    humility,    foresight    andconcentration, which portrayed nobility of character and strength of conviction.  His instincts served him and his country very well, and in trying or vexing situations, he was tolerant in a generous way, allowing the gush of fresh wind to blow through the halls of misunderstandings, shortcomings and obstacles.He demonstrated vast knowledge of national affairs, underpinned by patience, understanding and a sympathetic attitude to the problems, and a willingness to be of assistance when convinced of the necessity that justified it. These are the attributes which the late Chairman Bryant possessed, and which inspired the nation.The passing of this unique political figure, commonly regarded as a consensus builder and opinion forger, calls for all political affiliations to institute new programs that would enable all Liberians to emulate his legacy.As a mark of last respect and tribute to the memory of the late Chairman Charles Gyude Bryant, who confidently steered the Liberian people towards liberty’s rebirth and hoisted aloft the banners of democracy, I, as President of the Republic of Liberia, call upon all, on this day of his interment, this Unification Day, to give due reverence and reflection to the memory of Chairman Charles Gyude Bryant.  Let it be celebrated throughout the length and breadth of Liberia, by its people at home and abroad, as a day of rejoicing and happy recompense, as well as a day of fondest familiarity and familyhood. For Chairman Bryant, superbly navigated the tumultuous sea of self-destruction brings us into the harbor of national reconciliation.To the perpetual protection and guidance of the God of our Fathers, and of all the Saints, we commit the spirit of Charles Gyude Bryant to Eternity by our prayers.  May God continue to bless and save his children and family to whom the Liberian Nation is morally indebted, and with whom Liberia deeply condoles.Words are futile, at a time like this, to assuage the anguish of our Nation and the pain of his family. We can only bow our heads to the will of God, the Father of us all, and ask ourselves:Is there beyond the silent night an endless day?Is death a door that leads to light?We cannot say.We can only hope that on that final day,As an answer to all our queriesThe Father Himself will intone“Let there be light.”May God bless Liberia and save the State!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Russia to allow hunting of polar bears

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VANKAREM, Russia — Here on the frozen edge of the country’s Arctic expanse, where a changing climate has brought polar bears into greater contact with people, Russia has embraced a counterintuitive method of preserving the creatures: hunting them, legally. For the first time since the Soviet Union banned the practice more than five decades ago, the government is preparing to allow hunters here to kill the bears. The animals are descending with greater regularity on coastal villages in this part of Russia’s far north as a result of shrinking sea ice generally attributed to a warming planet. “The normal life space for the polar bears is shrinking,” Anatoly A. Kochnev, a biologist with the Pacific Scientific Research and Fisheries Center here in the Chukotka region, said in an interview. “They come in search of food on the shore, and the main sources of food are where people live.” Even as many warn that the world’s polar bears are threatened, with the Bush administration proposing to include them on the U.S. listing of threatened species, scientists, environmentalists and native villagers here express hope that a legal hunt could rein in rampant poaching. If hunters are allowed to take at least some bears legally, the reasoning goes, they might be less tempted to break the law for the bear’s meat, consumed locally as an illicit delicacy, and for the thousands of dollars pelts can fetch. “It is like the Russian saying,” said Sergei Nomkymyn, a hunter in this village 80 miles north of the Arctic Circle, who favors a resumption of legal hunting that most here remember only from their elders’ tales. “The wolves would not be hungry, and the sheep would remain intact.” Still, it remains to be seen whether the hunt can really reduce the poaching in a country with notorious corruption and lax enforcement of its own environmental rules. The twin threats facing Russia’s polar bears — a warming climate and poaching — have put Vankarem and other villages along the coast of the country’s remote northeastern edge at the center of efforts to ensure the creatures’ survival. The shrinking sea ice has hurt by taking the bears farther from their natural sources of food. And although poaching has been a longtime problem in an area where bear hunting was once a way of life, the loss of natural habitat has made illegal hunting easier. “When they are on the shore, they are in danger of being killed,” Kochnev said. Although the number of bears killed illegally here remains unclear, given the clandestine nature of poaching, the government estimates that as many as 100 are killed each year. Kochnev said the number could be twice as high, an unsustainable blow to a regional population that roams from the northwestern coasts of Alaska to the East Siberian Sea and has shrunk to an estimated 2,000, down from roughly 4,000 to 5,000. (The worldwide population of polar bears is 20,000 to 25,000.) The ban in Russia, which was imposed in 1956 after the population of bears experienced a sharp decline, will be lifted only partially to allow subsistence hunting by villagers in Chukotka, an impoverished, sparsely populated region across the Bering Strait from Alaska. The hunt, officials here and in Moscow said, could resume as soon as this year or next, once a census is carried out and an annual quota that would not threaten the bears is set. In Alaska, the annual quota allowed by U.S. law has averaged roughly 40 a year. Polar bears live mostly on sea ice, which they use as a platform for hunting seals, their main prey. With the floating Arctic ice cap shrinking in the summer months to its smallest size in at least a century, the bears have had to swim longer distances to reach the seals, which live closer to land. Scientists say bears that come ashore in search of other food are also sometimes getting trapped there if the ice retreats farther offshore than before. The result has been more contact with humans as the bears of the Chukchi Sea migrate along the region’s northern coast until the winter ice freezes again. Last year that did not occur until early December. The warming climate has not only endangered bears, it has also affected the lives of those who live here more so than the lives of people in most parts of the world. Since 2003 there have been at least three fatal bear attacks in Chukotka, the latest in January 2006, when a 15-year-old girl happened on a foraging bear in Ryrkaypy, a village west of here. In Vankarem, with 200 residents, most of them native Chukchi, the response was the creation of the Arctic equivalent of a Neighborhood Watch program. With the assistance of scientists like Kochnev and the World Wildlife Fund, the village now operates a patrol of hunters that monitors the annual arrival of bears each autumn and tries to keep them out of town. One attraction for the bears has been an increase in the number of walruses lingering onshore. A habitat for walruses, known as a haul out, is located on a rocky spit at the edge of the village. Where once a few thousand walruses gathered in the summer and fall, there are now tens of thousands, an increase that scientists also attribute to the reduction of the sea ice where walruses typically gather. The carcasses of those that die naturally on the shore attract hungry bears. Last year, for the first time, the “bear patrol,” as the group of hunters in Vankarem that monitors the arrival of the bears is known, collected 80 of the carcasses and hauled them by tractor to an abandoned Soviet-era military post about five miles outside of Vankarem. Over a two-week period in November and December, the patrol counted 96 bears that fed at the collection spot. “In the autumn, there were as many polar bears as dogs,” said Fyodor Tymityagin, a hunter here who is part of the patrol as he stood recently on a hummock of ice on the Chukchi Sea, scanning the horizon for signs of bears. Sergei I. Kavry, the patrol’s 35-year-old leader, said the oversight protected the villagers from attacks and the bears from poaching. After the two weeks, the sea froze and the bears, well-nourished, headed north onto the ice. “Vankarem was encircled by bears,” he said, “but by happy bears.” Under the treaty with the United States and approved by the Senate last December, a joint commission, advised by scientists from both countries, would oversee any legal hunt and establish quotas for native villagers on both sides of the Bering Strait. Vladimir V. Mikhailov, an ethnic Russian who has live in Vankarem for 20 years, said he did not think the legal hunt would stop illegal killings. “You cannot place a policeman with every bear or with every hunter,” he said after a town hall meeting held here in early April to discuss the plans for resuming the official hunt. There are, in fact, no police in Vankarem, a place so remote that it is a three-day drive by all-terrain track vehicle from the regional capital, Anadyr. Like many here, Kavry, the bear patrol leader, supports the resumption of a legal hunt, saying it would restore a tradition forced underground after the Soviet ban went into effect. The polar bear, he and others said, was central to Chukchi culture, a source of legends and, in an inhospitable climate, a source of food. “It’s not just for the sake of killing,” said Pavel Yentynkeu, who lives in Nutepelman, a village to the east. “It’s for the meat. He described preparing bear as cutlets and pelmini, Russia’s version of dumplings. “One big male would be enough for the entire village,” he said. “Not like the poachers. When they kill a bear, only two or three families know.” The resumption of the hunt has the support of Russia’s most prominent bear researchers and even, more grudgingly, of groups like the World Wildlife Fund. “We support effective management,” said Viktor Nikiforov, the fund’s director of regional programs in Russia. “If this hunting is a small part of this, then we can accept it.” Stanislav E. Belikov of the All-Russian Research Institute for Nature Protection in Moscow, who has written many of the rules for the resumption of the hunt, said the threat of climate change and poaching made urgent measures necessary. “In 50 years,” he said at the town hall meeting, “we may only be able to tell our grandchildren that these creatures existed here.” last_img read more

Nine-goal Ahly equal CAF C.League record

first_img0Shares0000Al Ahly of Egypt hammered Atlabara of South Sudan 9-0 Friday to equal the record aggregate winning margin for a CAF Champions League tie © AFP / FETHI BELAIDJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug 23 – A Hussein el Shahat hat-trick helped Al Ahly of Egypt overwhelm Atlabara of South Sudan 9-0 Friday and equal the record for a CAF Champions League aggregate winning margin.The Cairo Red Devils won the preliminary tie 13-0 overall to match the margin achieved by Young Africans of Tanzania 10 years ago. Ahly had the benefit of playing both legs in Egyptian Mediterranean city Alexandria because the national stadium in South Sudan capital Juba is being renovated.Already four goals ahead from the first leg, record eight-time African champions Ahly scored four in the first half of the second leg with Salah Mohsen bagging a brace.El Shahat notched the second of his three goal a minute into the second half and a miserable night for Atlabara was completed when Mostafa Selim conceded an own goal nine minutes from time.Meanwhile, Cote d’Or became the first club from the Indian Ocean island of the Seychelles to win a Champions League tie since 2004 when they drew 1-1 at home against Fomboni of the Comoros.The Seychellois advanced on away goals having drawn 2-2 in the Comoros two weekends ago and could face 2016 champions Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in the round of 32.Sundowns host AS Otoho of Congo Brazzaville in Pretoria Saturday having lost the first leg 2-1 in central Africa.In Uganda, late goals from Mustafa Kizza and Allan Okello gave hosts Kampala Capital City Authority a 2-0 win over African Stars of Namibia and a tougher than expected passage to the next round.Stars won the first leg 3-2 in Windhoek and contained the Ugandans for 81 minutes before Kizza scored direct from a free kick.Okello slammed a Mike Mutyaba pass into the net a minute from time to seal a 4-3 aggregate victory for the Kampala outfit.0Shares0000(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

My Donegal… with author Melissa Riordan

first_imgMelissa Riordan is the writer of ‘Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon’, a novel which maps a powerful romance between historical arch enemies, the King of Babylon and the Daughter of Jerusalem. The novel sweeps us back to a time of kings and prophets, supernatural miracles, judgments and redemptions. However the novel remains central in contemporary times, depicting the great sleeping giant, China, waiting to be awakened; the continuing battle between Babylon and Israel, and the overruling presence of God in history past, present and future.The novel is set to be launched at the ‘Hooley in the Hall’ at the Leghowney Community Centre on Wednesday night at 8:15pm, just before the dancing starts. Over the last 24 years, while living in California and Nebraska, Melissa developed and wrote primarily screenplays for the “big screen”. Working with her husband (and now publisher) Timothy Maschler, who wrote for television on such shows as ‘Starsky and Hutch’ and ‘Hawaii Five-O’, Melissa continued writing while Timothy sought financing for the films.Finding that too large an obstacle to overcome, the couple switched horses, moved to Nebraska and raised goats and chickens, while Melissa kept writing. It was then she decided to to adapt one of her screenplays, ‘Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon’, into a novel, but knew somehow she needed to come to Ireland to actually finish it.After deciding with Timothy not to just visit but to make the move permanent, she also dug into her Irish ancestry and discovered her grandfather was born in Millstreet, Cork, which motivated her to seek Irish citizenship, which has now been granted. Moving on from ‘Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon’, she is hard at work in their stone cottage near Lough Eske, converting another of her screenplays into a second novel, which Timothy hopes to publish in Ireland by summer, 2017. (1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why? My home – a wee stone cottage above Lough Eske that represents to me the farm life in the history of Ireland.(2) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be? The weather.(3) Who is the one person that you look up to and why? The Lord Jesus Christ, because He loves everyone, and gives everyone His love by grace.(4) What’s your happiest memory in Donegal? The day I became a citizen of Ireland.(5) What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years? I haven’t been here long enough to know, but I am looking forward to her future proud moments.(6) If you found a magic wand that allowed you to grant one wish, what it be? That every man, woman and child in Ireland would come to know the amazing preamble of their 1938 Irish Constitution. (7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product? Donegal wool.(8) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? I don’t know of any particular individuals yet, but in music, the song “The Homes of Donegal” is a great ambassador around the world.(9) What has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received? When a famous music producer and composer described one of my feature film screenplays as “Powerful”.(10) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time? I’m just learning about sports here in Donegal. Give me some time, and I’ll tell you! (11) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant? The Solis Castle Bar.(12) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?“I pass no remarks.”(13) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today? I believe the biggest challenge for the people of Donegal and Ireland in general is that the generations still have to go abroad to build their economic future.(14) What is your favourite food that you associate with Donegal?The scones.(15) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people? No. Everyone has been so welcoming, and is always so generous with their time and resources.(16) Do you have a favourite local band? The group of musicians (they haven’t chosen a name yet) that plays on Wednesday and/or Friday nights at the Reel Inn(17) If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be? Create an ongoing industry to restore and renovate the old stone cottages that dot the landscape throughout Donegal.(18) Where’s the most unusual place you’ve logged on to Donegal Daily? In the Blue Stack Mountains(19) What is your favourite thing about writing? Finishing.(20) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?I am so impressed with the hard working people of Donegal, always cheerful and positive, and always ready to go the extra mile to help their neighbour. And everyone is their neighbour.My Donegal… with author Melissa Riordan was last modified: December 11th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Authormelissa riordanMY DONEGALNebuchadnezzar King of Babylonlast_img read more


first_imgCLG Chill Chartha would like to congratulate Mark McHugh, Patrick McBrearty and the Donegal Panel on beating Kerry last Sunday and wish them the very best in the All Ireland Semi Final. The winning Lotto numbers were 11,13,25,30. No Jackpot winner. Drawn winners were: €50 – Sean McGinley, Umiskin. €30 – Majella Hegarty, Cruckarra. €20 – Maria Garvey, Drimnafinagle.Lotto Jackpot next week is €1500 .There was no winner of this weeks Bingo Jackpot and next week it will be €1150 on 45 numbers. Some of the winners were Una O’Gara €70, N McShane €70, Ann Marie Campbell €80 , Lettie Doherty €150, Marie Boyle €70, Anna Cannon €80, Maire Gillespie €70, Patricia O’Gara €70, Sadie McShane €70. Club updates are available on the new club website. Lotto sellers on Sat 11th Aug: Neilly Byrne, Sean O’Gara,Keith Cunningham, Declan Gallagher. Sunday 12th Aug sellers are: Michael McShane & Mickey McFadden.GAA NEWS: KILCAR CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 7th, 2012 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:KILCAR CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

Rangers to sign Liverpool winger, Lyon target Celtic star, Rodgers facing crisis

first_img targets Steven Gerrard is set to bring Liverpool starlet Ryan Kent to Rangers after convincing his former club that Ibrox is the best place for the 21-year-old this season – FULL STORYThe Reds will allow him to join their club legend in Glasgow, on the condition he plays regular football this season. The Premier League club have fined Bristol City £500,000 for failing to give Kent regular minutes during his loan spell last season. (The Sun)Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata is a wanted man, with Lyon, Lazio and Fulham tracking the Belgium centre-back. The 27-year-old’s contract expires in 2019. (The Sun)And his Hoops defensive partner Jozo Simunovic is a transfer target for Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce. (The Sun)Meanwhile, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers’ defensive headache could get even worse, as he waits to discover the full extent of Simunovic’s punishment after he was send off in their Champions League first qualifying round win over Alashkert. (The National) Simunovic’s red card has already ruled him out of their next Champions League qualifier against Rosenborg, but his punishment could be increased by UEFA. (The National)Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty is set to join Sunderland on a season-long loan deal. The 21-year-old is out of favour at Ibrox and will now join the Black Cats following their slip down to English League One. (Daily Record)READ MORE: Today’s top headlines and transfer gossip from the English papersFormer Hibs and Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson is set to complete a move to Italian Serie B club Hellas Verona by the end of the week, after his former side Bari suffered a financial collapse earlier this week. (The Herald)Henderson will sign a four-year deal after rejecting offers from Parma and Sampdoria. (Daily Record) 3 Jozo Simunovic’s red card has given Brendan Rodgers a massive headache ahead of Celtic’s next Champions League qualifier targets 3 Liverpool starlet Ryan Kent is set to link up with Steven Gerrard on loan at Rangers talkSPORT.com take a look at all the biggest Scottish gossip in Friday’s papers and online… Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com RANKED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 3center_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Steven Caldwell has backed Aberdeen to stun his former club Burnley in their Europa League qualifying tie. (Daily Record)The Scottish FA have told Queen’s Park they will move to Murrayfield unless the League two side sign over ownership of Hampden by Monday. (Daily Mail)Hearts assistant Austin MacPhee has NOT been offered the manager job of Italian Premier League club Pune City, with the club insisting in a statement they have not made any contact with the Premiership side. (The Scotsman) LATEST IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal has the lowest number of septic tank registration fees.The latest figures on the payment of the septic tank registration fee show a huge variation around the State, with only 26 per cent of Donegal tank owners paid-up compared with 81 per cent of Kerry residents.According to the Local Government Management Agency, some 258,875 properties had been registered up to last week. A further 20,000 forms were awaiting processing.According to last year’s census, there are 497,281 septic tanks and other on-site waste-water treatment systems in the State. Including the payments awaiting processing, this represents a compliance rate of 56 per cent.DONEGAL HAS LOWEST NUMBER OF SEPTIC TANK REGISTRATION FEE PAYMENTS was last modified: December 24th, 2012 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:donegalregistration feeseptic tankslast_img read more


first_imgDrumkeen Fun WalkA fun walk will take place this Sun 03rd Nov at 2 pm, leaving Drumkeen hall going towards Jimmy Gallagher’s garage, turn right towards Breen and right again taking the back road past Charlie Quinn’s and finishing at the hall. High visibility vests to be worn and all children must be supervised. Refreshments served afterwards in the hall, registration is only €5 and all proceeds going to the local St. Vincent De Paul Society. Drumkeen Parish Sale of WorkA sale of work will take place on Fri 08th Nov in Drumkeen Hall commencing at 8 pm. Loads of bargains to be got on the night, Items include oil, coal, sticks, household goods, toys and even a few sheep, etc. etc. Anyone wishing to donate items please contact the chairman of the parish committee John Haughey on 074 9134272 / 086 2107334 or any committee member. All proceeds in aid of the parish hall.Drumkeen Youth Club Youth Club continues this Fri 01st Nov in St. Patrick’s hall from 7.30-9.30 pm. Please note the new time schedule. Membership for 2013/2014 is now closed as we have reached our quota of leader per member ratio. Reminder that we are taking part in the Fun walk on Sun 03rd Nov organised by The St. Vincent De Paul Society. The walk is leaving Drumkeen hall at 2 pm. We would encourage as many members as possible to support this worthy cause.Irish Conversational ClassesClasses begin on Tues 05th Nov in St. Patrick’s hall from 7-9 pm. and is part funded by Donegal ETB (formerly VEC). The course is now fully booked.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 24th Oct 12, 18, 19, 21. No jackpot winner. 2 winners €50 each. Harry Deasley Drumkeen. Fred C/o Buncrana Next weeks jackpot €575. Go raibh maith agat.Jiving LessonsJiving lessons for beginners continues in St. Patrick’s hall every Mon night at 9 pm, everyone welcome. Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next week Please Email: drumkeennotes@gmail.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm) Please note the new deadline.DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN TO HOST HUGE SALE OF WORK was last modified: October 27th, 2013 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

Children Propagandized Into Evolution with Fishy Tale

first_imgGoogle News also reported on the award.     Richard Dawkins must be delighted with the new book.  The Telegraph said, “Richard Dawkins, the atheist academic, has called on the Coalition to make evolutionary theory a compulsory part of the curriculum.”  In June, the article said, he and 3 Nobel laureates wrote the Education Secretary, saying that they were “deeply concerned that evolution and science form a core part of any revised primary curriculum.”    Trouble is, One Smart Fish presents a very poor impression of evolution.  Mr. Wormell, age 55, said, “I had the idea of this very smart fish, and then I had the evolution idea — that the one thing this fish wants to do more than anything is walk on the land.”  Any “smart” fish that has a motive and purpose to reach a goal actually illustrates intelligent design more than the blind, aimless process of natural selection.  It appears that evolutionists can overlook major flaws like this within the broader desire to introduce Darwinism to impressionable young imagineers.Pernicious pragmatism for propaganda purposes – that’s telling Big Lies to children.  The only people who can “laugh, share, think and wonder” at One Smart Fish are mature creationists who can see through the naked propaganda ploy of this book: laugh, because the story is so insipid; share, like this CEH commentary is doing; think, something the Darwinbots are deficient at; and wonder how judges can be so stupid – unless they are willing accomplices in a conspiracy to bend young minds toward evolutionary dogma.  Darwin would blush at this convoluted mischaracterization of his theory; but the Bearded Buddha and his priests will accept the brain offerings just the same, with or without convolutions.(Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Harvest update and 2020 outlook with Mycogen Seeds🎙

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dave Russell talks with Melissa Bell, Commercial Agronomist with Mycogen Seeds. They talk about stalk quality, ear molds, useful data in a year like 2019, what farmers can expect from Mycogen Seeds and what farmers should be thinking about when selecting seed for 2020.last_img