Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Thirteen years later, Wenger is still in the Premier League and, like Guardiola, still breaking records.The Frenchman took charge of his 811th match in the Premier League — a record in a division that was inaugurated in 1992 — when Arsenal visited West Brom in the final game of 2017, and saw his team concede in the 89th minute from a disputed penalty to draw 1-1.CITY JUGGERNAUT STOPPEDA 19th straight victory for City would have matched the record winning streak in Europe’s top five leagues, set by Guardiola’s Bayern Munich in the 2013-14 season.Yet the leaders turned in one of their sloppiest displays of the season — even De Bruyne’s imperious passing radar was off — and needed a penalty save from Ederson Moraes off Luka Milivojevic in injury time to preserve their undefeated start.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES 76ers’ Embiid injures right hand in win over Suns Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, right, looks dejected as Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus is taken off the pitch injured during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park in London, Sunday Dec. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)After 18 games and more than four months, Manchester City’s record winning run in the Premier League is finally over.That was not the only bad news for Pep Guardiola on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson During the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace, the City manager saw Gabriel Jesus sustain a leg injury that could rule out the striker for up to two months and then star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne get carried off on a stretcher. It remains to be seen for how long the favorite for English soccer’s Player of the Year award is sidelined.But dropping points for the first time since August — and failing to score in a league game for the first time since January — might be the least of City’s worries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGuardiola can at least console himself that his team heads into 2018 with a 14-point lead with 17 games remaining. Finishing the season unbeaten, emulating Arsenal’s “Invincibles” of 2003-04, is also still a possibility.“Maybe Arsene (Wenger) is worried about that,” Guardiola said, “but I tell him many times that 2004 run is for him.” MOST READ That was part of a strange end to the match. Moments after the penalty — contentiously awarded after Wilfried Zaha fell easily under a challenge from Raheem Sterling — came a robust foul on De Bruyne by Jason Puncheon as City launched a counterattack. While both players received treatment, before being simultaneously carried off the field on stretchers, Guardiola took a seat next to Hodgson in Palace’s dug-out and the managers chatted.It was the first time City dropped points since a 1-1 draw at home to Everton on Aug. 21.SANCHEZ’S MESSAGESoon after City’s game, and hours before Arsenal kicked off, Guardiola said there would be “internal meetings” over whether the club would make a bid for Alexis Sanchez in light of the injury to Jesus. City failed in a late bid for Sanchez on the final day of the summer transfer window.His display at West Brom would have impressed Guardiola. The Chile forward looked Arsenal’s most likely route to a goal before he curled in a free kick that deflected off the leg of James McClean, who turned his back in the defensive wall, and ricocheted in after 83 minutes.Arsenal was on course to move within a point of fourth-place Liverpool, only for the controversially awarded penalty that left Wenger furious on the touchline. Rodriguez sidefooted his spot kick down the middle to earn West Brom a point.Wenger said the awarding of the penalty was “difficult to accept,” and complained about the standard of refereeing. He also criticized the scheduling of matches over Christmas that left Arsenal with games against Crystal Palace and West Brom in a span of less than 72 hours. West Brom had two more days’ rest than Arsenal from its last game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments
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SANTA CLARA – Nick Mullens is 2-1 at Levi’s Stadium, and that qualifies as a beacon of hope.The 49ers will need their quarterback’s moxie and magic Sunday – and so much more, from so many others — to end a 10-game losing streak to the Seattle Seahawks.That said, no quarterback has thrived at Levi’s Stadium like the Seahawks’ Russell Wilson. He’s 4-0 there since the 49ers’ migration south from Candlestick Park.“It’s definitely a different venue in terms of where they play now,” Wilson told …
Tag: 上海千花网discuz Big Science Wobbles on Trust
Fixing the gap between the ideal and the real will require factors outside of science, like honesty.“Physician, heal thyself.” We know the proverb from Jesus’ quotation of it in Luke 4:23. Science has a similar challenge: ‘Science, heal your trust issues by the scientific method.’ A simplistic view of science, called scientism, asserts that the only reliable knowledge comes through the scientific method. If that were true, a scientist could go into the lab, work a method, and find a solution to fix scientific reliability. A little reflection, though, shows that this could only be trusted if the scientist were reliable already. Scientism suffers from self-refutation. It cannot be verified by the scientific method; therefore, it is not reliable.The Big Science journals sometimes admit their failings, as in these recent examples:Progress on reproducibility (Jeremy Berg in Science Magazine). The “reproducibility crisis” has been bemoaned for years now (e.g., 6/03/17 and back to 9/05/15). In this article, we see the venerable American journal admitting it has egg on its face, and has had to take steps to shore up its reputation.Ideas supported by well-defined and clearly described methods and evidence are one of the cornerstones of science. After several publications indicated that a substantial number of scientific reports may not be readily reproducible, the scientific community and public began engaging in discussions about mechanisms to measure and enhance the reproducibility of scientific projects. In this context, several innovative steps have been taken in recent years. The results of these efforts confirm that improving reproducibility will require persistent and adaptive responses, and as we gain experience, implementation of the best possible practices.Are “adaptive responses” evolutionary? If so (as today’s scientific materialists insist), there is no hope for change unless a mutation for integrity gets naturally selected and sweeps through the population of researchers. And how do materialists measure “best possible practices”? The statement presupposes morality. Evolution provides no “mechanism” to ensure scientific integrity, if a majority of researchers gain a reproductive advantage by cheating.Berg’s list of initiatives that Science and other institutions are undertaking has all the marks of a solution wrought by a committee. It looks good on paper, but will it change human habits subject to various forces, like ‘publish or perish,’ rivalry, and lobbying efforts for funding that contribute to sloppy work? Berg’s ending sounds like a committee report:As this new year moves forward, the editors of Science hope for continued progress toward strong policies and cultural adjustments across research ecosystems that will facilitate greater transparency, research reproducibility, and trust in the robustness and self-correcting nature of scientific results.This admits that science has not been self-correcting up till now. Berg is asking the public to trust what has not been trustworthy.The science that’s never been cited (Richard Van Noorden in Nature). This interesting article demythologizes an intuition about science: i.e., that the best work rises to the top. Not always, shows Van Nooden. He recounts important papers that never got cited, and junk papers that received many citations. This comes from an institution valuing citations as a measure of importance. Nature investigated how many papers remain uncited up to ten years after publication. They arrived at a figure of 10%, but admitted later that it’s impossible to know, because citation databases are incomplete. Moreover, record-keeping differs in Russia, China and other countries. The article mentions a paper that was never ‘cited’ but was read 1,500 times and downloaded 500 times. These findings call into question the merit of citation counts as a measure of scientific quality or value, and yet citation counts have long been used to procure funding, award research, and send Big Science down avenues of research pioneered by highly-cited papers. The possibility remains that some important research could be virtually ignored.Gregor Mendel, 1822 – 1884One clear example of important work that passed under the radar for years is Mendel’s 1865 paper on inheritance. In a 3-part series of podcasts on ID the Future, Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig discusses the Mendel case with Casey Luskin, explaining how it could ever happen that one of the most important papers in all of biology remained virtually ‘undiscovered’ for up to 70 years. Lönnig’s own study of this case shows that it was not unknown, but ignored— and why? Because it flew in the face of Darwinism. Only when the neo-Darwinists were able to incorporate Mendelism into Darwin’s theory did Mendel become famous. (Whether the neo-Darwinists succeeded in merging Mendel with Darwin, though, is another issue.)Dodgy citations, fusion milestone and a skeleton called Little Foot (Nature). Within its ‘Week in Science’ featurette for December 8-12, 2017, Nature mentions two items about trust in Big Science. The first concerns a Swedish researcher who violated ethical standards on animal experimentation, and who admitted to fabricating data. He got caught; what others have found that crime pays?The second concerns “citation pressure” in journal articles. A long list of references at the end of the paper creates an aura of reliability, but should it?Surveys of more than 12,000 scholars in 18 disciplines reveal how often they manipulate authors and citations in papers and grants. Respondents were asked if they had ever added authors whose scientific contribution was minimal, or padded reference lists with superfluous citations — either voluntarily to boost publication chances, or because an editor had asked them to do so (known as coercive citations). The researchers say the results reveal “widespread misattribution”.A graph shows this to be a widespread problem. Anywhere from 20% to 50% of respondents said they have engaged in (1) adding authors to manuscripts, (2) adding authors to grants, (3) bowing to ‘coercive citations’, (4) padding citations in manuscripts, or (5) padding citations in grants. Not stated is how many engaged in “all of the above.”A manifesto for slow science… Books in brief (Nature). Among five books reviewed on Nature‘s 13 December ‘Books in Brief’ page, one deserves note even from its title. That book is Another Science Is Possible: A Manifesto for Slow Science, by Isabelle Stengers. Here’s what the reviewer says:Sloppy, conformist, opportunistic and in thrall to a boom-and-bust economy: a worrying proportion of research, argues philosopher of science Isabelle Stengers, is little better than a rush job. Stengers calls for scientists to remember that science is tightly twined with social concerns, and cannot vanquish global issues at speed, or alone. Further, she argues that researchers need to participate in “public intelligence”: honest, coherent communication with a scientifically clued-up populace. Although convoluted at times, Stengers’s slow‑science manifesto is timely, trenchant and thoughtful.James Joule, 1818-1889In an ideal world, science should be pursued at a researcher’s own pace, driven by his or her commitment to find answers. Picture James Joule working in his father’s brewery on thermodynamics as a hobby. Independently wealthy and curious, he came up with principles of fundamental physics that have stood the test of time. Joule said, “The study of nature and her laws“ [is] “essentially a holy undertaking” [and is of] “great importance and absolute necessity in the education of youth.”Welcome to 2018, where research relies on government funding to large institutions with large teams using expensive government-funded equipment, and where hierarchies of administrators pressure their researchers to publish results quickly. It’s doubtful that Stengers’ manifesto, though “timely, trenchant and thoughtful,” will turn this big ship around any time soon. Suffice it to say that the reality of science is often less than the reputation.Take heed, those of you who think science sausage is healthy. Sausage is no cleaner than the sausage-maker, and is often less clean. Science is no more trustworthy than the individual scientists who engage in it, and often less so. Science is always mediated by fallible human beings. Even when they are honest, they don’t know everything.Trustworthy science cannot succeed on a foundation that is untrustworthy, like Darwinism, which rewards fertility, not honesty. Solomon said, “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight” (Proverbs 12:22). James Joule showed the proper orientation for scientific work, saying, “After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.” See more of this great scientist’s views on scientific integrity in our biography.(Visited 393 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Tag: 上海千花网discuz A timeline of key events in the British Columbia election campaign
VANCOUVER – A timeline of some of the key events in British Columbia’s election campaign:April 10: On the eve of the election, the Liberals release an campaign platform containing $157 million in new spending over three years and promising a personal income tax freeze, as well as new tax credits for seniors and family members who care for them. The Liberals projected a surplus of $295 million in the 2017-18 budget released before the election.April 11: The election begins. Linda Kayfish, the sister of a health researcher who was fired by the province in 2012 and later killed himself, accused Liberal Leader Christy Clark of being “callous and cynical” in her government’s response to a recent report by British Columbia’s Office of the Ombudsperson about the firings. Clark offers to repeat government apologies if it would give Kayfish some closure.April 13: The NDP releases its platform, which includes $717 million in new spending for this fiscal year but forecasts a $108 million surplus for 2017-18 by generating new revenue and finding savings in government spending. The party’s promises include increasing the corporate tax rate by one point to 12 per cent, a speculation tax on out-of-province property owners, $10-a-day childcare and an annual $400 rebate for renters.April 17: The Green party promises to overhaul the tax system to pay for spending on childcare, education, public health and the environment in its platform. Green Leader Andrew Weaver forecasts operating deficits in the second and third years of a four-year mandate with a $216-million surplus in the final fiscal year.April 19: Michael de Jong, the finance minister in Clark’s government, says a Liberal analysis of the NDP platform reveals $6.5 billion in costs that have not been accounted for. Carole James, the NDP’s finance critic, calls the Liberal accusations “fearmongering.”April 20: Clark touches NDP Leader John Horgan on the arm during a radio debate and tells him to calm down. “Don’t touch me again, please,” Horgan replies.April 24: Facing questions about donations to her party from forestry company Weyerhaeuser, Clark says she isn’t compromised because she doesn’t defend American demands for tariffs on Canadian softwood. She accuses Horgan of “cozying up” to the United Steelworkers Union because it’s paying the salaries of some NDP campaign staff.April 25: If he’s elected premier, Horgan says he would travel to Washington, D.C., within 30 days to meet U.S. representatives on a new softwood deal after the Americans announce duties on Canadian exports.April 26: The moderator in the TV debate asks Horgan if he has anger-management issues, which he denies, adding he gets angry when he sees government inaction on a range of issues from underfunding of schools to a lack of support for children in care that has resulted in suicide. Clark is asked about a stipend she once collected from the Liberal party on top of her salary as premier and political donations that have led to a police investigation of B.C.’s political parties. She deflects the question on trust, partly by discussing her economic record.April 26: Clark reacts to the softwood duties by calling on Ottawa to ban the shipment of thermal coal through British Columbia, a move that would hurt producers south of the border.April 28: Clark ratchets up the pressure in the trade dispute over softwood, saying if Ottawa doesn’t ban thermal coal she will act on her own. Horgan says Clark has not addressed thermal coal as premier, but now there’s an election campaign she’s making “provocative” statements.May 2: Clark promises a hefty $70-per-tonne carbon tax on U.S. thermal coal to make it uncompetitive in the global market.May 3: The Liberals say they “stand corrected” on claims the NDP planted a woman at a campaign event to confront Clark. The encounter days earlier generates a buzz on social media as the hashtag #IamLinda became a rallying point on Twitter for those opposed the Liberal government.May 5: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells Clark in a letter that he’s seriously considering her request for a ban on exports of U.S. thermal coal and that federal trade officials are examining it.
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Here’s a partial list of this year’s nominees:General Excellence 1Austin MonthlyLouisville MagazineMadison MagazineMartha’s Vineyard MagazineMemphis MagazineGeneral Excellence 2CincinnatiD MagazineHOUR DetroitIndianapolis MonthlySeattle MetGeneral Excellence 3AtlantaBoston Los Angeles Philadelphia Texas MonthlyEssays/CommentaryBoston – Where the Buoys Are” (Joylon Helterman)Philadelphia – “The Electric Kool-Aid Adderall Test” (Sandy Hingston)Sarasota Magazine – “Heritage on the Half Shell” (Tony D’Souza)Seattle Met – “Killing Me Falsely: A Modern Tale of Life, Death and Morbid Google Searches” (James Gardner)Washingtonian – “Talk Nerdy to Me” (Sophie Gilbert)Arts & Culture WritingD Magazine – Peter SimekLos Angeles – Steve EricksonFood or Dining WritingLos Angeles – Patric KuhMpls. St. Paul Magazine – Dara Moskowitz GrumdahlSactown – Hank ShawSeattle Met – Kathryn RobinsonWashingtonian – Todd KlimanColumnD Magazine – Zac CrainIndianapolis Monthly – Deborah PaulLos Angeles – Anne Taylor FlemingPhiladelphia – Richard RysPhiladelphia – Vicki GlembockiReportingChicago – “Getting Away With Murder” (Noah Isackson)Philadelphia – “The Girl in the Bathtub” (Lisa DePaulo)St. Louis Magazine – “A Tragedy No One Saw Coming” (Jeannette Cooperman)Texas Monthly – “Failure Is Not an Option” (Mimi Swartz)Washingtonian – “Angel is Airborne” (Garrett Graff)Profile5280 (Denver) – “Being Amelia” (Robert Sanchez)Los Angeles – “Freeway Rick is Dreaming” (Jesse Katz)Philadelphia – “Gosnell’s Babies” (Steve Volk)Texas Monthly – “Money Makes the World Go Round” (Erica Grieder)Washingtonian – “The Mashgiah” (Paul Starobin)Feature StoryD Magazine – “Love and Loss in a Small Texas Town” (Zac Crain)Indianapolis Monthly – “Susan Cox is No Longer Here” (Justin Heckert)Los Angeles – “In the Footsteps of a Killer” (Michelle McNamara)Philadelphia – “Patient No. 7″( Jason Fagone)Texas Monthly – “Ya’ll Smell That? That’s The Smell of Money” (Bryan Mealer)Writer of the Year5280 (Denver) – Robert SanchezAtlanta – Tony RehagenCleveland Magazine – Erick TrickeyHampton Roads Magazine – Don HarrisonPhiladelphia – Sandy HingstonCover ExcellenceBostonIndianapolis MonthlySeattle MetTexas MonthlyWashingtonianCivic JournalismAtlanta – “The Other 284 Days” (Rebecca Burns)Boston – “The Authority” (Rachel Slade)Louisville Magazine – “Stop Ignoring the West End” (Staff)Washingtonian – “Children Are Dying” (Alexandra Robbins)Washingtonian – “The Toxic Waste Pit” (Harry Jaffe)Excellence OnlineChicagoLos AngelesPhiladelphiaTexas MonthlyWashingtonianBlog ColumnBoston – Politics (David S. Bernstein)Los Angeles – What to Drink (Caroline Pardilla)Pittsburgh Magazine – PittGirl (Virginia Montanez)Pittsburgh Magazine – Pulling No Punches (Sean Conboy) Familiar names topped the list of nominees for the City and Regional Magazine Association’s national awards competition released Wednesday.Across 32 categories, Emmis Communications’ Los Angeles, Texas Monthly, Atlanta, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Monthly led the way, each with at least five nominations. Metrocorp’s Philadelphia and Boston, along with Washingtonian, 5280, Chicago, D Magazine and Seattle Met, also were named finalists in at least five categories.The 2014 winners will be announced at CRMA’s annual conference in May.Last year’s big winners included Atlanta, Texas Monthly, Los Angeles and Washingtonian, each claiming at least three awards.
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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar today charged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of trying to communalise the election atmosphere in the state saying the party is in “panic in the face of defeat.” Kumar said the BJP has neither any ‘leader’ nor any ‘policy and intention’ to show the people, and therefore, was trying to communalise the situation.”BJP in panic – without
Tag: 上海千花网discuz Firhad Hakim calls meeting to assess health of other flyovers
Kolkata: Taking a precautionary measure after the Majerhat Bridge incident, Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) will be carrying out a study to check the present “health” of the flyovers under its jurisdiction.Firhad Hakim, the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister, held a high level meeting at Writers’ Building on Wednesday. Sources said that during the meeting, the minister has directed the concerned officials to take necessary steps to check the health of flyovers under its jurisdiction. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that Majerhat Bridge is around 54-years-old. The incident has claimed two lives and left 24 injured, according to information available till now.In such a situation, KMDA is taking necessary steps to check the health of the flyovers, so that repairing work can be undertaken if and when required.There are many flyovers under the jurisdiction of KMDA, including Chingrighata Flyover, Ultadanga Flyover, Dhakuria Bridge, Maa Flyover, AJC Bose Road Flyover and Lake Gardens Flyover. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be recalled that a portion of one wing of Ultadanga Flyover had collapsed in 2013. The incident took place just two years after the flyover was inaugurated in 2011. The flyover, which connects VIP Road with EM Bypass, was once again opened in 2014, after the necessary repair work.Similarly, Chingrighata Flyover is also an old one and the study will help in knowing its present health. It was June 2016 when engineers from RITES had visited the Chingrighata Flyover for inspection, as some cracks were then identified on certain parts of the bridge. Later, the KMDA officials had confirmed that the cracks were just on the upper surface of the plaster.It may be mentioned that there are some bridges in the city including Brace Bridge and Tolly Nallah Setu, where some cracks have also been spotted. The Tolly Nallah Setu was constructed in 1936. Cracks were also found on railings of the bridge.