IAAF World Championship: Mo Farah Secures Victory In Farewell Race

first_imgIt was an emotional night at the end of Day 1 at the IAAF World Championships in London, as British legend Mo Farah raced to a 6th World championship Gold medal in the men’s 10,000m.The 34-year-old was racing for the last time in his illustrious career in front of home fans, once again crossing the line in 1st place with a world lead time of 26:49.51s to claim Gold.Mo Farah said “It was amazing. I had to get my head around it and I got a bit emotional at the start. I had to get in the zone.“It wasn’t an easy race. I work on everything and it’s been a long journey.“What a way to end my career in London. It’s special.”Ugandan Joshua Kiprui came in behind in 2nd with a PB of 26.49.94s while Kenya’s Paul Kipngetich Tanui settled for 3rd with time 26. 50.60s.But the night was surely made for Mo Farah, who celebrated with his family on the track as the fans go delirious for the knight“That was a special moment for me [having family on the track after the race]. I miss spending time with them. It was once in a lifetime to have them on the track with me at the end.” – Mo Farah“Anything is possible in life if you train hard. To all the kids out there, if you want to be like me it is possible if you work hard.“Thank you to all my Arsenal fans and Wenger, the big boss, was here I hear.” – he concluded.MoFarah wrapped up his career by winning the last 10 finals in 5000m and 10,000m at the Olympic Games and world championships combinedRelatedlast_img read more

Son of ex-49ers Super Bowl champ leads Serra’s offense after long wait

first_imgSAN MATEO — Serra senior Daylin McLemore is a three-star recruit as a dual-threat quarterback, but the 17-year-old was a relatively unknown entering this season.He could’ve transferred as a junior to play elsewhere in order to increase visibility for college scouts. Instead, he opted to stay, even if it meant remaining under the radar as a backup QB.“I was just waiting for my time to come,” said McLemore, who sat out his sophomore year with a broken leg and used it as an opportunity to learn …last_img

Kaepernick will work out for NFL teams Saturday, per report

first_imgAfter the workout, Kaepernick will participate in an interview session, … Colin Kaepernick’s effort to return to the NFL will reach a new stage this week.The ex-49ers quarterback is set for a private workout in Atlanta on Saturday, and all 32 of the league’s teams are invited to attend, according to a memo obtained by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.[vemba-video id=”sports/2019/11/13/nfl-colin-kaepernick-private-workout-mxp-vpx.hln”]VIDEO: NFL teams invite Kaepernick to private workoutlast_img

Trafficking in Human Parts Nothing New

first_imgShocking videos of abortionists selling baby body parts is only the latest in a long line of Darwinian ethical barbarities.It always starts with good intentions. Biomedical researchers just want to help people. That’s how eugenics began; it’s embedded in the name, “good” genes. But by most people’s moral standards, it’s not right to do wrong to get a chance to do right. You wouldn’t murder a person to take his kidneys to heal a person dying of kidney disease, for instance. Does it really matter if the person is really young, or not even born yet?The videos from the Center for Medical Progress are shocking the nation right now, but if history is any guide, the furor will quiet down in short order. Nobody will be prosecuted for breaking the law, no fines will be paid, and taxpayer money will continue to flow uninterrupted to Planned Parenthood (see this Medical Xpress article for how it will likely play out politically). In fact, if anyone gets in trouble, it will likely be CMP for going under cover to expose the gory truth. Why is this? History is our guide. Does anyone remember “Silent Scream”? Does anyone remember the bags of aborted babies in trash cans, the horrors of Kermit Gosnell’s clinic, the wars over partial-birth abortion, or the undercover videos of Planned Parenthood workers conspiring with sex traffickers and advising young girls on how to practice sado-masochism?Planned Parenthood will likely survive this latest scandal. There’s big money involved, for one thing. And since Darwin rules the centers of power, the courts, media and academia will turn a blind eye to any outrage that smacks of “religious” ethics. The Medical Xpress piece shows the power of the secular science media to frame issues in terms of “women’s health,” concern about “the poor,” and “medical research”  while downplaying the gruesomeness of the videos and the amoral nonchalance of the perpetrators. A few Republican politicians will mollify outraged voters with impassioned do-nothing speeches, then will likely move on to other pressing issues, like getting re-elected. Meanwhile, the president’s director of Health and Human Services has not watched the videos and is not making any plans to launch an investigation.Update 8/03/15: Senate Democrats filibustered a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, and succeeded in defeating it (Life News). Only one Republican present voted against it.Embryonic Stem CellsWe’ve reported scientists affirming that ethically clean iPS cells (induced pluripotent stem cells derived from adult tissues) work just as well as embryonic stem cells (see 5/23/11, 9/11/11,  and a recent example on Science Daily). Nevertheless, research with human embryos continues—even though papers and articles reporting the work admit that there are ethical issues with their use.  Are not human embryos just a few weeks younger than the fetuses being cut up by Planned Parenthood for sale? Even if not implanted, an embryo has the same genome as the fetus (baby), and is programmed with the same developmental pathway.To be sure, some embryonic stem cell research is conducted using mouse embryos, like this example in Nature. But why research embryos for regenerative medicine at all, if the goal is not to eventually use the same findings and techniques on human embryos? Another article in Nature from the very same day discusses research using mouse and human embryos to grow organs in a Petri dish. Indeed, the title of Cassandra Willyard’s article gives away the trend: “The boom in mini stomachs, brains, breasts, kidneys and more.” She mentions human tissues 17 times, with the goal of clinical trials looming down the road.Gene EditingAs we shared on 6/05/15, the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technique has opened a Pandora’s Box of ethical issues. Recently, Jeff Bessen wrote at The Conversation that the “CRISPR/Cas gene-editing technique holds great promise, but research moratorium makes sense pending further study.” He is realistic, though, about scientists’ priorities when money and fame are involved:The gene editing technique also raises concerns. Could the new tools allow parents to order “designer babies”? Could premature use in patients lead to unforeseen and potentially dangerous consequences? This potential for abuse or misuse led prominent scientists to call for a halt on some types of new research until ethical issues can be discussed – a voluntary ban that was swiftly ignored in some quarters.And now, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Hollywood has reported another gene editing method: “Using Low-Dose Irradiation, Researchers Can Now Edit Human Genes: Effectiveness of Gene Editing in Human Stem Cells Improves Tenfold Using New Technique.” The purpose is honorable enough; fixing muscular dystrophy, Huntington’s disease and other serious genetic disorders. But if it works on a patient’s adult stem cells, what’s to stop a rogue nation or ambitious scientist from trying it on human embryos?Ethical ApathyPerhaps most concerning in recent bioethics news is the lack of concern. This was seen in two recent “science news” articles. In Medical Xpress #1, reporters announced nonchalantly that Canada has joined 60 other nations in approving RU-486, the controversial pill that induces abortion up to 7 weeks after pregnancy. This is the very pill that has alarmed some American businesses (e.g., pharmacies; see FRC) to the point of facing the loss of their licenses in order to maintain their sincerely held belief that life begins at conception. But here’s the nonchalant attitude of the reporter:“The approval of mifepristone [RU-486] is great news for women in Canada,” the group’s president Vicki Saporta said.  “It’s long overdue that Canadian women also have access to the gold standard for medical abortion care.“It should be emphasized that this is not about access to the pill. It’s about whether Canadian taxpayers should be coerced to pay for it. The reporter apparently was oblivious to the concerns of those who find this morally reprehensible, or else considered their concerns not worth even mentioning. The health of the baby is obviously lost in the fog of euphemism about “great news for women.” It’s certainly not great news for female unborn children.In Medical Xpress article #2, readers were treated to a history of “Human fetal tissue” that has been “long used for [a] variety of medical studies.” Malcolm Ritter seems to ask, What’s the fuss about cutting up baby body parts? Scientists have been doing it for decades. Ritter begins with a photo from 1954 of a Nobel prize scientist developing a polio vaccine with the help of fetal tissue. The end justifies the means, apparently; he doesn’t ask if that was the only way to produce the vaccine. The fetus (baby) sure had no say in the matter.Ritter drops some hints that Planned Parenthood might have stepped over the line (e.g., women are supposed to give their consent), but the word “ethics” never appears in the article. Ritter’s timing is directly aimed at justifying Planned Parenthood against the recent allegations of barbarism. “Controversy over a leading U.S. reproductive health group supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science,” he says euphemistically (“science” not “barbarism”), before launching into his Q&A about fetal tissue research. His account sounds like Planned Parenthood talking points, making America’s leading abortion provider look white as snow.Just don’t get the baby parts in a “crunchy” way. More wine, doctor?This is Darwin’s House of Horrors, people. Creationists are not the ones advocating fetal tissue research, eugenical gene editing, and embryonic stem cells. It’s only coming from those who treat humans as material animals no more special than mice. And with Darwin-drunk lawyers, the media, academia and a leftist administration in power, don’t expect their critics to get any better treatment than a yawn.Suggested video: Listen to Brit Hume’s response to the CMP videos and what it says about our culture. (Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Dinner talk breaks barriers

first_imgDine With Khayelitsha fosters nationa building and social cohesion. (Image and video: Redbull Amaphiko)Nation building and social cohesion are some of the outcomes of South Africa’s National Development Plan or Vision 2030 – and it all comes together when ordinary people put in a little effort.Nine friends from Khayelitsha, in Cape Town, founded Dine With Khayelitsha, a monthly dinner hosted in Site C, Khayelitsha, which brings together people of different races and social classes. The aim is to have frank conversations about social issues and break down racial boundaries.“We’re just a bunch of kids trying to change the hood,” Mpumelelo Sefalane, a co-founder, told Redbull Amaphiko. “That’s what we’re doing with Dine With Khayelitsha.“When white people come to the township, they usually come for charity work or as tourists. We want to change that and create a space where they can come and we can discuss real issues, and show them what township life is really about.”THE HOSTINGThe group of friends host dinners at nine houses on the first Friday of each month. Each house has its own theme, anything from entrepreneurship and leadership to land reform. The programme is run according to the dinner’s menu.Learn about Dine With Khayelitsha:“During the first course we’ll introduce everyone to each other and have a little ice-breaker to calm everyone’s nerves. For the main course, we discuss the topic of the night,” Sefalane said.It’s not all talk and no show though.“We want people to actually implement what we’ve been discussing throughout the night. So during dessert we get everyone to share how they’re going to change whatever we’ve been talking about.”The dinners also offer isiXhosa classes thanks to a partnership with social enterprise Ubuntu Bridge.KEEPING IT LOCALEverything from the food consumed to the entertainment is sourced from local suppliers. The food is cooked by aspiring chefs in Khayelitsha and after the dinner, guests head to Vintage Lounge, a local night spot, to wind down.Sefalane and his team want to break out of South Africa and take the concept of Dine With across the continent and all over the world. “We want to take this internationally – whether it’s London or Abu Dhabi. That’s our biggest vision.”PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of the people around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

Confirmed Geocaching souvenir moments for 2019

first_img SharePrint Related2020 Geocaching HQ souvenir momentsDecember 10, 2019In “Learn”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 2): Souvenirs, APE cache rediscoveryMay 10, 2018In “Community”New country souvenir, Egypt, with Geocache of the Week: Tauchen im Roten Meer / Diving in the Red SeaApril 17, 2019In “Community” Geocaching in New Zealand“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” — Antoine de Saint-ExupéryMany geocachers love to explore the world, plan ahead, and achieve caching goals. One of the more common questions we get asked is “When is [insert recurring geocaching moment] this year?” This year, we’re letting people know the dates for annual events, well ahead of time. So cachers, this may be the year that you finally decide to attend an Event Cache or even, *GASP!* host your own!Additionally, we will run several promotions in the coming year (similar to Planetary Pursuit and Hidden Creatures) that we’re not quite ready to announce yet. Make sure to follow the Geocaching blog, Facebook, Twitter, and newsletter (sign up here) for more information as we roll out those geo-moments.The confirmed souvenir moments for 2019 are:New country and regional souvenirsJanuary through December 2019We know geocachers love country and regional souvenirs and we do too! This year we will announce at least one new country or regional souvenir per month, starting in January (traditionally, we’ve only released five each December). The new country and regional souvenirs will be featured alongside Geocaches of the Week in each region and shared on the third Wednesday of each month. Cache In Trash Out®, Season 1Friday, March 1 through Friday, May 31, 2019We’ve made some changes to CITO in 2019, as announced in this recent blog post. Rather than running for one week, we’ve extended each CITO for their entire season! You’ll be able to earn one CITO 2019 Season 1 souvenir by attending or hosting a CITO in March, April, or May 2019. But, of course, you can attend or host many more throughout the year!International Geocaching DaySaturday, August 17, 2019Celebrate geocaching! Log any geocache or attend an event on Saturday, August 17, 2019, and earn the International Geocaching Day souvenir. Cache In Trash Out®, Season 2Sunday, September 1 through Saturday, November 30, 2019Also known as Cache In Trash Out®, the Sequel. 😉 Just like CITO 2019 Season 1, you’ll earn a separate CITO 2019 Season 2 souvenir by attending or hosting any CITO during September, October, or November 2019. International EarthCache DaySaturday, October 12 through Sunday, October 13, 2019Get ready to rock this entire weekend. Find and log any EarthCache to earn the International EarthCache Day souvenir.Geocaching International Film Festival 2019Thursday, November 7 through Sunday, November 17, 2019This will be the fifth year for the Geocaching International Film Festival, or GIFF. All over the world, geocaching film lovers attend/host GIFF events that screen selected films made by other geocaching film lovers. From finding new favorite places, people, and puzzles, geocaching is full of moments that should be captured on film and shared with the geocaching world. Goodbye 2019 / Hello 2020Tuesday, December 31, 2019, and Wednesday, January 1, 2020Whether it’s called Goodbye 2015/Hello 2016, Last 2017/First 2018, or Thanks 2018/Hello 2019, you know that geocachers love to celebrate a year of good caching and toast a year of great caching to come! Find any geocache or attend an event on New Year’s Eve then New Year’s Day to earn these souvenirs. You can always see the full list of all Geocaching souvenirs here. Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Steve Bruce struggles to develop Rafa Benítez blueprint at Newcastle

first_imgShare on Pinterest features While Pérez joined Leicester for £30m, Rondón was reunited with Benítez at China’s Dalian Yifang after Newcastle balked at paying £16m to turn a 30-year-old’s loan into a permanent deal. Diamé, 32, headed to Qatar’s al-Ahli when his contract was not extended. “Mo Diamé’s an excellent player,” says Bruce. “I’d have tried to keep him but it was all done and dusted by the time I arrived.”He is left with tantalising yet unfulfilled potential. “Joelinton’s still learning the trade a little bit,” he says. “At Hoffenheim he played on the left, rather than through the middle, a lot and got used to that role. I don’t think that, as a team, we’ve created enough chances for him but I can’t – or won’t – change our style radically, it’s got be gradual, it can’t happen overnight.”Benítez previously declined the chance to sign Joelinton but did push for January’s £20m acquisition of Miguel Almirón from Atlanta in the MLS. The gifted if enigmatic Paraguayan is still to score his first Newcastle goal. “The biggest problem, is what’s his best position?’” says Bruce. “He’s a really good footballer. He’s not a centre‑forward or a natural No 10, he’s an old-fashioned inside‑forward and we have to get the best out of him.”His predecessor would argue that Almirón looked an infinitely better fit alongside the experienced Rondón but Bruce broadly endorses Newcastle’s reluctance to invest heavily in players aged over 25 due to a lack of resale value. “I agree with the policy because it’s everybody’s policy,” he says. “There’s not many Premier League teams who would want to spend big money on a 30-year-old.”The trouble is, without Rondón, Bruce’s blanket seems even shorter than Benítez’s. Topics Steve Bruce vows to change Newcastle style in apparent swipe at Rafael Benítez At present Bruce’s every tactical tweak – and so far they have amounted to experimenting with 3-5-2, modifying Benítez’s 3-4-3 and attempting to press higher up the pitch – appears freighted with risk. Already he has learned that attempting to build everything around Jonjo Shelvey’s languid playmaking skills does not work.The task is further complicated by last season’s top scorers, Salomón Rondón and Ayoze Pérez, having left a club also missing the similarly departed Mo Diamé’s influential midfield heft. Granted, the £40m Brazilian striker Joelinton has arrived but the 23-year-old is struggling to adapt to a new Premier League habitat, as is the £16.5m former Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin, 22. Meanwhile, Andy Carroll – who reportedly commands a basic £20,000-a-week wage supplemented by £35,000 per substitute appearance and £70,000 per start – has an ankle problem and may not begin a game until the new year. Newcastle United During his days as Newcastle’s manager, Rafa Benítez often discussed the problems of sleeping beneath a “short blanket”, frequently lamenting the impossibility of keeping both his neck and feet warm. It did not take a genius to deduce that Steve Bruce’s predecessor was not really talking about deficient bedding but deploying a diplomatic metaphor to emphasise his struggles to make the most of insufficient resources at St James’ Park.Benítez’s way of making Newcastle appear more than the sum of their parts was to implement a possession-light, counterattacking approach big on shape and structure which left his team hard to beat. Bruce is attempting to make that framework a little more flexible and, by upping the possession and particularly the pass-completion statistics, provide increased scope for creativity and improvisation. “It’s the only way we’ll improve,” he maintains as he prepares for Sunday’s tricky trip to Leicester. “We can’t keep surrendering the ball; we’ve got to cross it more, we’ve got to create more chances.” Read more Few fans would disagree yet such philosophical transitions often prove uncomfortable and sometimes downright dangerous. At times this season Bruce’s XI’s have looked as unconvincing as the latest Peter Kenyon-led attempted takeover at St James’ Park. Although Benítez’s successor is convinced that, unless his players become more comfortable and fluent on the ball, they will continually be involved in relegation skirmishes, altering the squad’s deeply ingrained counterattacking mindset is much easier said than done.With Bruce having won only one Premier League game since taking charge – albeit at Tottenham – and average home attendances down by almost 10,000, he could probably have done without reporters overhearing a comment from Isaac Hayden last Saturday. It was 30 minutes into the goalless draw against Brighton when the midfielder approached the technical area and told his manager: “This isn’t working.” The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on Facebookcenter_img Share on Twitter Reuse this content The Observer Read more Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Steve Bruce Share on WhatsApp Newcastle turn blind eye to Peter Beardsley’s inadequate coachinglast_img read more