SPOKANE, Wash. – Adam Morrison scored 31 points and No. 6 Gonzaga beat Pepperdine 102-73 on Saturday night for its 31st straight home victory. J.P. Batista added 27 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs (13-3, 3-0 West Coast Conference), who beat Pepperdine for the ninth consecutive time. Batista made 13 of 14 shots. Pepperdine (5-10, 1-2), which starts two freshmen and a sophomore, got 19 points from Tashaan Forehan-Kelly. The Waves were undone by 15 turnovers and Gonzaga’s 55 percent shooting, including seven of 10 3-pointers. Gonzaga has won 14 straight conference games and nine of its past 10 overall. It was the third time it has topped 100 points this season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Morrison, a 6-foot-8 forward who leads the nation with an average of 28 points per game, made 8 of 16 from the field and 14 of 17 from the free-throw line. He added nine rebounds. Gonzaga led 43-36 at halftime, and Derek Raivio scored their first seven points of the second half for a 50-38 lead. Raivio finished with 15 points. Willie Galick’s basket brought Pepperdine to within 54-47. But Morrison scored 11 points during a 23-6 run that built a 77-53 lead for the Bulldogs. The Waves did not threaten again. Galick finished with 13 points and Gregg Barlow 14 for Pepperdine, which shot 46 percent. In the first, Gonzaga jumped to a 17-9 lead by making 8 of its first 11 shots. Galick’s 3-pointer capped an 8-0 Pepperdine run that brought the Waves to within 21-18. Gonzaga replied with a 15-4 run, including six free throws by Morrison, to rebuild a 36-22 lead. Michael Gerrity’s spinning layup capped a quick 9-2 Pepperdine run that took just over one minute and cut Gonzaga’s lead to 38-31. Gonzaga led 43-36 at halftime, behind 15 points by Batista, who made seven of eight field goals, and 14 by Morrison, who made 10 of 12 free throws. Forehan-Kelly had 14 points in the first for Pepperdine. Gonzaga is tied with Illinois and Southern Illinois for longest home-winning streak in the nation at 31. The Bulldogs have yet to lose in the two-year-old McCarthey Athletic Center. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
(Visited 408 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享14 Somebody, somewhere, has to care about truth and be willing to follow evidence. A little introspection and humility is required.Mainstream media are understandably concerned about the rise of fake news. Disinformation campaigns have been proven in some notable cases: for instance, countries setting up fake accounts and bots to influence people’s emotions with pure lies, in order to influence elections. Though clearing President Trump of wrongdoing in the Russia collusion investigation, investigator Robert Mueller was adamant that Russia had taken deliberate steps to sow lies in American media before the last presidential election. So when it comes to science news, how can ‘real’ news prove it is not fake?‘Fake news,’ diminishing media trust and the role of social media (Phys.org). Scientists at the University of Houston conducted polls to determine what people think they are hearing.As many as 90% of Kenyans, 93% of Nigerians and 76% of South Africans believe they are exposed to false news about politics on a fairly regular basis. In a 2016 Pew Research Center study which sampled just over 1,000 Americans, 71% of respondents say they often or sometimes see fake political news.Question: are the scientists lying to us about the results of their polls? How would anyone know?Pseudoscience is taking over social media – and putting us all at risk (The Conversation). Writer Santosh Vijaykumar of Northumbria University uses conspiracy theories about climate change and health risks as examples of fake news he worries about. He believes that more government funding should flow to scientists to combat misinformation, such as employing more fact checkers. But he has a conundrum; he doesn’t want to acknowledge the existence of climate skepticism by mentioning it.So how do we tackle this problem? The challenge is made greater by the fact that simply providing corrective scientific information can reinforce people’s awareness of the falsehoods. We also have to overcome resistance from people’s ideological beliefs and biases.Referring to the previous article, Vijaykumar worries, “The study concluded that the more people feel they are exposed to fake news regularly, the more they are likely to say they do not trust the media in general.” But we can ask the same question of him: is Vijaykumar lying to his readers in the article? How would anyone know?Those in the mainstream media typically expect science to provide expertise on this problem. They worry that people are losing trust in scientific authority. Their readers, however, are not without reason to doubt the integrity of experts. Some recent examples:All the mainstream media (with the exception of Fox News) promised Trump’s impending downfall in the Russia collusion story, and said so with confidence for two years, claiming the evidence was irrefutable. They were wrong.Google just hosted a conference in Italy about climate change. Politicians, scientists and celebrities who attended flew over 100 private jets to get there, dumping carbon recklessly through the atmosphere, when a simple online meeting could have been a more “green” way to do it. Observers see the hypocrisy of such actions.Astronomers have been telling the public for decades that everything they see represents only 5% or less of what exists, but they have no idea what the other 95% is, despite millions of dollars searching for dark matter and dark energy.Nutrition news changes constantly. Eggs are bad; eggs are good. Fats are bad; fats are good. Now scientists are even having second thoughts about saturated fat. The “Food Pyramid” taught in schools for years was based on flawed research.Science journals acknowledge a huge integrity problem in their own ranks, with scandals and misconduct, often not caught. At the same time, most published papers are irreproducible (the “replication crisis”).Cosmologists claim that nothing banged and became everything. Folks understandably think that makes no sense. Other cosmologists escape into a mythical multiverse that could never be observed or proven, even in theory.Evolutionists claim that every life form just happened by chance, according to a “law” of natural selection that is no law at all (equivalent to “Stuff Happens“). After 160 years of indoctrination that this is the only “scientific” view, a significant number of people still doubt the tale, and trust the Biblical account of creation instead.The experts, in addition, often act with arrogant elitism. This rubs many people the wrong way. Scientists need to communicate that they are people, too, just as prone to error and bias as everyone else. They need to be up front about their biases and admit when they are wrong.There have to be people in the media who care about the truth. That requires honesty, integrity and humility: humility, because nobody gets the truth right all the time, and a everyone must be willing to admit it when wrong. These are moral qualities. How did morality “evolve”?It also requires belief that truth exists. And yet in the scientific community, the vast majority of academics subscribe to a worldview that is amoral, meaningless, and selfish – Darwinism. How and why would any Darwinian care about integrity? If their readers knew what they believed, they would have every right to suspect their motives as selfish!For any secular reporters reading this, I have some suggestions for improving your credibility and solving the fake news problem. Get off your pedestal.Cure your Yoda complex.Admit your worldview assumptions.Be transparent about your funding sources.Stop the indoctrination (one-sided presentations).Don’t assume what needs to be proved.Stop assuming everybody else has an ideology but you.Debunk conspiracy theories, but don’t become a conspirator.Stop ignoring and censoring opposing views.Quit the logical fallacies, including card-stacking, ridicule and straw-man tactics (see our Baloney Detector). Take on the opposition’s Goliath, not their scarecrow.Become educated about the philosophy, history and sociology of science. The consensus has often been wrong.Become aware of scientists’ motivations for what they believe. They are not always pure motives.Encourage open debate – not just with others who share the same evolutionary worldview, but with knowledgeable and well-spoken representatives of non-materialist worldviews and non-consensus views; after all, sometimes the maverick is right. It’s OK to support your bias with facts and evidence, but let your readers know you have done your homework. This is especially important in the topics of climate change and evolution.Explain the origin of integrity, and why it is important. Without the ability to justify integrity, wave good-bye to all credibility!How’s that for starters? At CEH, we always show both sides. We link to the Goliaths of the opposition, and quote them, so that you can see for yourself what they are saying, and compare it with our views. You can comment on our articles and respond to our Tweets.You will almost NEVER hear from a science news reporter that creation or intelligent design has any credibility, or even exists as a scientific viewpoint. If it is mentioned, it is often pictured as a straw man or as “pseudoscience.” The beatings will continue until attitude improves.
Google is now giving webmasters the ability to prompt users for automatic translations of their pages. With the new website translator gadget, site owners can paste a short snippet of code into their websites and instantly increase their reach to up to 51 languages.The gadget will automatically detect a user’s preferred language, and if that user’s language settings differ from the content on the gadget-enabled website, a frame will appear over the web page, prompting the user to click a button for instant translation of all text content.In a post today on the official Google blog, these screenshots were used to illustrate the simple, streamlined process: Of course, the new feature will only work as well as Google Translate, which project manager Jeff Chin admits is best used to let readers “get the gist” of a page. Still, giving webmasters control over how users see their pages – with minimal effort and no downloads on the user’s part – will likely do a lot to expand both the reach of a given website and the breadth of information available to Internet users around the world. Tags:#Google#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… jolie odell
DefinitionA splint is a device used for holding a part of the body stable to decrease pain and prevent further injury.Alternative NamesSplint – instructionsConsiderationsThe purpose of a splint is to hold still and protect a wounded body part from further damage until you get medical help. It is important to check for good circulation after the injured body part has been immobilized.Commercial splints are often used to immobilize a body part in the treatment of various disorders.CausesSplints can be used for many different injuries. Any time there is a broken bone, stabilizing the area is important.First AidCare for all wounds first before applying a splint.An injured body part should usually be splinted in the position in which it was found, unless you have been treated by a professionalwho is a specialist in that area.Find something rigid to use as supports to make the splint such as sticks, boards, or even rolled up newspapers. If none can be found, use a rolled blanket or clothing. An injured body part can also be taped to an uninjured body part in order to prevent it from moving. For example, you can tape an injured finger to the finger next to it to keep it immobile.Extend the splint beyond the injured area in order to keep it from moving. In general, try to include the joint above and below the injury in the splint.Secure the splint with ties (belts, cloth strips, neckties, etc.), or tape above and below the injury (make sure the knots are not pressing on the injury). Avoid over-tightening which can cut off the circulation.Check the area of the injured body part frequently for swelling, paleness, or numbness. If necessary, loosen the splint.Seek professional medical attention.Do NotadvertisementDo notchange the position of, or realign, an injured body part. Be careful when you place a splint to avoid causing more injuries. Be sure to pad the splint well to avoid putting extra pressure on the injured limb.If the injury is more painful after placing the splint, remove the splint and seek medical assistance immediately.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalIf an injury occurs while in a remote area, call for emergency medical assistance as soon as possible. In the meantime, give first aid to the patient.The following require immediate medical help:Bone that is sticking through the skinOpen would around the injuryLoss of feeling (sensation)Loss of pulse or a feeling of warmth beyond the injured siteIf any of these situations occur and medical assistance is not available, and the injured part looks to be abnormally bent, gently replacing the injured part back into its normal position may improve the circulation.PreventionSafety is the best way to avoid broken bones caused by falling. Some diseases make bones break easier, so use caution when assisting a person with fragile bones.Avoid activities that strain the muscles or bones for long periods as these can cause fatigue and falls. Always use protective gear, such as proper footwear, pads, braces, and helmets.ReferencesChudnofsky CR, Byers SE. Splinting techniques. In: Roberts JR, Hedges JR, eds. Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Saunders; 2009:chap 50.Kassel MR, Gianotti A. Splints and slings. In: Auerbach PS, ed. Wilderness Medicine. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Mosby; 2011:chap 19.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
Touch Football Australia announced the induction of three new members to the prestigious Hall of Fame during the 2007 National Touch League.Dean Russell, Stacey Gregory, and Gary Lawless were honored for their record of long and distinguished service to the sport in Australia in a ceremony during the Open and 20 Years NTL Finals day. All three have been outstanding contributors and servants to the sport over an extended period of time and have been appropriately awarded with one of the highest honours that can be bestowed on an individual in the game in this country by the parent body.The trio’s induction swells the number of members in the Hall of Fame to nineteen. There are thirteen men and six women, all of whom are regarded as champions of the game.Gary Lawless who has represented Australia at five World Cups across the Men’s Open, Men’s 30s, and 35 Years divisions, has 41 World Cup caps to his credit and 6 Test matches, giving him a total of 47 appearances in the green and gold.‘Ginger’Lawless is revered as one of Australia’s best ever players. A master tactician, he was renowned for his toughness, skill level, and intelligence in both attack and defence and played a pivotal role in raising the standard of touch in the Australian Capital Territory during the 1980s and 1990s.He continues to be involved in the sport, coaching and playing in the 2007 Southern Suns Men’s 40s team at this year’s Senior NTL.Stacey Gregory has attended four World Cups across the Mixed Open and Women’s 30s divisions from 1988-2003. She played 38 World Cup games and 9 Test matches, posting 47 games for her country.Many keen observers of the game rate her as the best Mixed player to have ever represented Australia. A hard working and industrious middle, Gregory was also blessed with exceptional ball skills and vision, and fantastic leadership that left many people in awe of her ability to marshal teams and direct them around the park.Dean Russell has attended five World Cups and made 56 appearances for Australia, comprising 43 World Cup games and 13 Test Matches as a player, coach, or assistant coach.Russell has had an exceptional 2007, being granted the honour of being Australia’s joint Flag bearer at the 2007 World Cup, alongside four time Australian Women’s Open World Cup player, Amanda Judd.He assistant coached the Australian Women’s Open team in Stellenbosch South Africa in January where they reaffirmed their position as Australia’s most successful Women’s sporting team at World Cup level by maintaining a 19 year 55 Game winning streak in six pristine World Cup campaigns.Dean Russell and Stacey Gregory have been teammates at club, regional, State, and National Mixed level since 1989 and it is fitting that the two close friends have been inducted into the Hall of Fame together.Dean Russell reflected on the trio’s induction into the TFA Hall of Fame.“It’s a huge honour, a tremendous accolade. Gary Lawless would be in my top three of all time great Open Men’s players in this country – he literally carried ACT on his shoulders for a lot of years. Stacey is the best female Mixed player ever – full stop. To have played with her for so long and to have us both inducted at the same time makes the honour even more special. I’m just humbled by it all. Leading Australia out with the flag in the World Cup was tremendous, and this on a par with that overwhelming sense of pride.” Dean said.The induction of the three luminaries to the Hall of Fame filled Russell with pride.“It’s not a selfish pride, it’s pride that we are recognizing our history and building tradition. Lots of younger players were asking who Gary Lawless was, and this helps us piece together our history and gives young people something to aspire towards – it’s just unbelievable to think of your name being mentioned in the same breath as giants of the game like Karen Smith, Mark Bolland, Terry Jacks, and the rest. You hope some young kid sees that and would one day want to be acknowledged in a similar way” Dean said.The full list of the Touch Football Australia Hall of Fame Members is:Terry Jacks 1988Karen Smith 1988Lisa Neal 1991Ray Lawrence 1990Kerry Norman 1991Glenys Woolcock 1991Ron Wall 1991Mick Mc Call 2003Mark Boland 2003Scott Notley 2003Craig Pierce 2003Katrina Toohey 2003Bob Brindell 2003Peter Mc Neven 2004Peter Bell 2004Rick Borg 2004Gary Lawless 2007Stacey Gregory 2007Dean Russell 2007 2003 2003 2003 2003 004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2004 2004 2003 2003 2004 2004
Liverpool attacker Salah: I can repeat last season heroicsby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool star Mohamed Salah is hoping he can emulate his heroics from the 2017-18 season. The Egyptian attacker bagged an incredible 44 goals last season.”Of course, that makes me feel great, and makes me want to work harder and to continue performing,” he told GQ Middle East.”Because after that if your standards drop, people will not accept it. It’s a great feeling, but I don’t see it as more pressure.”For me it was, of course, a fantastic, historic season [in 2017-18] which I’m very proud of, but I’m looking for another one like it.”I’m not going to live off it. On the contrary, it made me more excited and determined for this season.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
APTN National NewsCanada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission is gathering statements from prisoners in Canada’s jails.The TRC is visiting two prisons in Saskatchewan later this week.And they just wrapped up a week-long visit the Northwest Territories. It was the first time that the TRC spoke with inmates there about their residential school experiences.But as APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier finds out, opening up about the past is sometimes easier said than done.
Willow FiddlerAPTN National NewsSitting Senator Murray Sinclair was appointed as an investigator and tasked to look into the administration of the Thunder Bay police board.Sinclair, who also chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was named to the job Monday by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC).The OCPC investigation will look into “serious concerns” the OCPC has regarding the board, specifically their ability to address matters related to the deaths of Indigenous youth, public statements from the board that there is no basis for public concerns of systemic racism within the service, and the recent criminal charges laid against the police chief.The OCPC is a provincial tribunal with a mandate that includes ensuring police service boards are providing efficient oversight of police services.Sinclair was the first lndigenous Judge in Manitoba, working in the justice system for 25 years before chairing the TRC and then being appointed as an independent Senator in 2016.In May, First Nations leadership including Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Grand Council Treaty #3 called on the OCPC to intervene in what they were calling a policing crisis after the bodies of two First Nations youth were found in Thunder Bay rivers.Tammy Keeash, 17 years and Josiah Begg, 14 years, were both reported missing the same night on May 6. Keeash’s body was found on May 7 and Begg’s on May 18.The families of both Keeash and Begg are looking for answers as to how their children ended up dead in the river.Under the direction of the Chief Coroner of Ontario, the York Regional Police are now working on both death investigations.There has been heavy criticism and concern over the city’s death investigations of First Nations people, particularly young First Nations. It was a focus of the student inquest that examined the deaths of seven First Nations students attending high school in the city between 2000 and 2011. Five of those students were found dead in city rivers. In that inquest, a jury could not conclude how they ended up in the rivers, just that they had drowned.The troubles for the police service haven’t stopped. Last November, the province’s police watchdog, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director started its investigation of the service for systemic racism and how it deals with Indigenous people in the city.This was sparked by a complaint filed by the family of Stacey Debungee over the way the police handled the death investigation after the man’s body was found in the river in 2015. Police ruled out any suspicion of foul play within hours of his death, prompting concerns over the quality of police work when investigating Indigenous deaths.Hours before Begg’s body was found, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director Gerry McNeilly said the city’s police service was “in a bit of a crisis”.It’s a claim that has been shared by First Nations leaders and families but adamantly refused by the city’s police service and its administrating board.As if the deaths of two First Nations teens wasn’t harrowing enough for a city already in the national spotlight for crime and racism, the Chief of Police J.P. Levesque was then charged with breach of trust and obstructing justice for allegations he disclosed confidential information about the city’s mayor Keith Hobbs. Just last week, Hobbs and his wife Marisa were charged with obstructing justice and extortion in what the city called a “personal matter” not related to city business or issues.In June, the board and service held a joint press conference to say they believed they were going through “challenging times”, but not a crisis. Acting Chief Sylvie Hauth said despite the troubling list of concerns which include the OIPRD investigation, criminal charges against the police chief and concerns over death investigations, it was “business as usual” for the service.According to a tbnewswatch report in May, Board co-chair and city councillor Brian McKinnon said there is no evidence or facts to back up accusations against the police service in the OIPRD investigation.Five days after that news report was published, the OCPC advised the police board of its investigation.Last week, a First Nations man died after being locked up in a Thunder Bay police jail cell. The province’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) is investigating.OCPC said its investigation is not punitive but in the public interest of ensuring the board is meeting its obligations.Both the board chair and acting chief have said they will cooperate with both investigations and implement any recommendations it receives.On Friday, Mayor Keith Hobbs, and two others were charged with extortion. Hobbs is a former police officer in the city. And in May, JP Levesque, the city’s police chief was charged with obstruction of justice.The OCPC says an interim report will be completed by the end of October 2017 and a final report of their investigation will be completed by March 31, 2018.The OIPRD final report is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.Contact Willow here: [email protected]
BURNABY, B.C. – The City of Burnaby is turning to Canada’s highest court in the dispute over construction of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline.Mayor Derek Corrigan says the city intends to ask the Supreme Court of Canada to consider a lower court decision that denied Burnaby leave to appeal a ruling by the National Energy Board.That ruling allowed Kinder Morgan to bypass local bylaws during construction of the pipeline expansion, which will triple the amount of diluted bitumen and other oil products moving between the Edmonton-area and port facilities in Burnaby.Corrigan says the city has asked its legal counsel to file the appeal application within 60 days.He says in a news release that the Federal Court of Appeal did not give consideration to arguments made by Burnaby and the provincial government.The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed Burnaby’s application without reasons, but Corrigan says the judges should have explained why the provincial government was not being allowed to protectB.C.’s environmental interests.
Kathmandu: A total of 3,000 kilogrammes of solid waste has been collected from Mt Everest since April 14 when Nepal launched an ambitious clean-up campaign aimed at bringing back tonnes of trash from the world’s highest peak, which has lately turned into a “garbage dump”. The 45-day ‘Everest Cleaning Campaign’, led by Solukhumbu district’s Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality began on April 14 with the Nepali new year and aims to collect nearly 10,000 kilogrammes of garbage from Mt Everest. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportDandu Raj Ghimire, Director General of Department of Tourism, informed at a press conference on Sunday that of the 3,000-kilogramme garbage collected so far, 2,000 kilogrammes had been sent to Okhaldhunga while the remaining 1,000 kilogrammes were brought to Kathmandu using Nepali Army helicopters for disposal. “Our team has now reached the Everest Base Camp for the cleaning campaign. All the necessary things including food, water and shelter have already been arranged there,” Ghimire was quoted as saying by The Himalayan Times. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests”Under this campaign we will be collecting around 5,000-kg of garbage from Base Camp area, while 2,000-kg of garbage will be collected from the South Col region and around 3,000-kg will be collected from Camp II and Camp III area,” he said. Ghimire said the team will also bring down dead bodies from the Everest if they are able to locate any. This is the first time ever that all stakeholders have come together to clean up the world’s highest peak, Ghimire said. The team has located four bodies while cleaning the Base Camp. Ghimire said the Tourism Department estimates that around 23 million Nepalese rupees will be spent for the campaign. The d has estimated that at least 500 foreign climbers and over 1,000 climbing support staff will visit higher camps of Mt Everest this season as they prepare to scale the world’s highest peak as well as Mt Lhotse, the fourth tallest mountain, the report said. Every year, hundreds of climbers, Sherpas and high altitude porters make their way to Everest, leaving behind tonnes of both biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste – including empty oxygen canisters, kitchen waste, beer bottles and faecal matter – on the highest peak, which has lately acquired notoriety as the “world’s highest garbage dump”. “Our goal is to extract as much waste as possible from Everest so as to restore glory to the mountain. Everest is not just the crown of the world, but our pride,” Ghimire told reporters in Kathmandu. There have been attempts in the past to clean up Everest, including a 2014 government-mandated provision making it mandatory for every climber to come down the peak with at least 8-kilogramme of garbage – the amount of trash estimated to be produced by one climber. “If only climbers brought back their own waste, it would greatly help keep Everest clean. It’s not about the 8-kg waste, but bringing back the waste they produce,” Ghimire was quoted as saying by The Kathmandu Post. “Everything on Everest, other than rock and snow, will be brought back. The goal is to send the message that we should keep this mountain pollution free,” said Tika Ram Gurung, secretary of the Nepal Mountaineering Association.