Woman to repair derelict Limerick house or face prison

first_imgNewsWoman to repair derelict Limerick house or face prisonBy Staff Reporter – February 24, 2017 1267 Linkedin Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement Limerick District Court Facebook WhatsApp Email €1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund The woman gave her undertaking to repair the house before a judge in LimerickA COUNTY Limerick woman has given an undertaking to repair a derelict house in County Limerick to avoid being held in contempt of court and sent to prison.Defending an application for a committal order to Limerick prison, Erin O’Hagan BL told Judge Francis Comerford that her client, Geraldine Lynch had carried out works to a derelict house in Ballykenry, Ardagh on foot of a previous court order. Pictures of the repair work, taken by Ms Lynch on her camera phone, were submitted to the court.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Elizabeth Mullins BL, told the court that the plantiff, Ms Rose Ryan, lived next door to a property owned by Ms Lynch’s father. She had sought legal intervention that the house be repaired as it was derelict, rat infested and was a general hazard.Following numerous court hearings, an order was made last March that a specific list of works be carried out. The order was made compelling the original owner, Geraldine Lynch’s father Denis, to carry out the repairs.The court heard that the work had not been undertaken by last December. In the meantime, Mr Lynch transferred the property into his daughter’s name, but Ms Mullins said that the transfer had since become subject of a “fraudulent conveyance proceedings”.She claimed that work remained to be completed on the house and gave details of an engineers report outlining exposed waste pipes, unsecured windows and an increased risk of rodents.“We are at the end of our tether with this and my client is incurring costs after costs”, Ms Mullins said.However Ms Lynch said that she understood the seriousness of the matter but that her friend, who was a builder, had carried out the work as required.Judge Comerford said that a hearing as to whether or not the work was completed in accordance with the court order would have to be held.This prompted Ms Lynch to reply, “I have invested €30,000 in this house and I think it’s very unfair and unjust that iI have been brought in to it.“I am accepting responsibility for the works”, she said as Judge Comerford refused the plaintiffs application to send her to prison.The matter was adjourned with all legal costs be paid by Denis Lynch and that an engineer be given access to inspect the house. Previous articleBefore Monsters Were Made…Next articleLimerick seek first NFL win in Carlow Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print TAGSArdaghderelict houseElizabeth MullinsErin O’HaganfeaturedJudge Francis Comerfordlimerickprison RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR No vaccines in Limerick yet Twitter Shannondoc operating but only by appointment First Irish death from Coronavirus Surgeries and clinic cancellations extendedlast_img read more

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What you should know this tax season

first_imgAlso, don’t forget to bring a valid photo ID. It’s important to be organized. So when you head to the tax office this year, there are some things you should know. “It’s a little hard to affect last year because it’s already in the books. But when you come in this year, one of the things that we always do is sit down and show you what next year is going to look like, if everything stayed the same,” said Gilbert. “Many people overpay throughout the year, just to be safe. Plus all of the credits you can get for kids and other things like that, and you want to make sure you file so you don’t miss out on that money,” said senior tax specialist Derek Gilbert. The best way to avoid any surprises, is to look ahead to next year. Not only are many people required to file a return each year, it’s a good way to make sure you’re getting what’s yours.center_img “The best thing would be to make sure you have all of your documents, so make a list of where you worked the last year and make sure that you have all the documents for the places you worked. And if you have last year’s return, the best thing to do would be to pull that up, and look at the documents you had last year and make sure you have those documents again for this year,” said Gilbert. While this year’s deadline is April 15, it’s best to not procrastinate. “One of the biggest reasons is to prevent identity theft. If you file early, then someone can’t file in your name later,” said Gilbert. “And also a lot of people depend on this money. They use it for vacations and things like that, so the earlier you file, the earlier you can get your money and get that money freed up to use.” (WBNG) — It’s that time of year again, tax season. If you file electronically, your refund will typically come within 21 days.last_img read more

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Callanan’s starring role this summer is rewarded with an All Star

first_imgFormer multiple All Star award winner Eoin Kelly says there’s a case to be made for some other Tipperary players to be included in the All Star list such as Cathal Barrett and Paidi Maher.The Mullinahone clubman says Tipp expected to get to the All Ireland final this year, and that Thurles Sarsfields Paidi Maher was also in the running for an All Star award after his performances at half back. The All Ireland winning captain also said that the All Stars were along expected lines and were a fair reflection of this year’s hurling matches.last_img

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Oyster Reefs Could Return to The Navesink

first_imgState Approves Artificial Reefs for ResearchJohn BurtonIt didn’t go as far as environmental groups wanted, but recently approved state legislation may eventually allow for the return of manmade oyster reefs in some area waterways.“I would say it’s a very big win,” said Meredith Comi, oyster bed restoration project director for NY/NJ Baykeeper, about the bill passed by both chambers earlier this month – and more surprisingly for the environmental organization – signed into law.Senate Bill S-2617 and its accompanying Assembly legislation, A-3944, in the amended form approved in January, would have the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) establish guidelines for groups like Baykeeper, allowing them to erect manmade oyster reefs for research purposes in waterways that have been deemed contaminated.The DEP would have to have the guidelines in place by Sept. 2017, “and see if they can provide expanded research opportunities for our part of the state,” Comi said.The original bill would have overturned an approximately five-year prohibition on reefs that were established in the Keyport harbor and off Red Bank in the Navesink River because of the level of contaminants and overall water quality. As a compromise, lawmakers amended the bill allowing the DEP and environmental groups, opening the door for future reefs for research purposes. The final bill was amended to address DEP reservations and secure the signing of Gov. Chris Christie, who signed it into law shortly after passage.While it is not the complete overturn of the ban hoped for by Baykeeper, which erected the reefs in the Keyport and Navesink waters, “I would say it’s a huge path forward from where we were,” Comi said.Baykeeper continued its oyster restoration project in waters just off of U.S. Naval Weapons Station Earle, Middletown’s Leonardo section.“We support shellfish restoration as a means to improve water quality, restore diversity and protect our coastlines,” said DEP spokesman Lawrence Hajna. “But, at the same time, we have to be diligent in the protection of the shellfish industry” as well as adhering to federal regulations, Hajna continued.In 2008 NY/NJ Baykeeper had to dismantle its Red Bank reef-like structure, home to thousands of oysters the environmental organization had placed there. And in 2010 the DEP also ordered the one in Keyport Harbor, in the Raritan Bay, taken down and the oysters destroyed.Oyster beds had long been plentiful in local waterways, up until the early 20th century when development, commercialization, overharvesting and pollution led to the shellfish’s demise in the area. But environmentalists sought to reintroduce the fish, for research purposes, believing the fish and growing reefs serve as a natural filter and as a water break, removing contaminates and containing erosion.State representatives instituted the ban in waters with water quality classified as “restricted” and “prohibited” for shellfish harvesting. The fear, DEP officials had said, is that the locations could be subject to illegal harvesting, with contaminated seafood making its way into restaurants and people’s homes, endangering public health and the state’s more than $1 billion a year shellfish industry. Without sufficient manpower to police the beds, as required by the Federal Drug Administration, the only alternative was to destroy the beds and oysters, DEP representatives had said in the past.“We really are trying to strike a balance,” Hanja said.Baykeeper continues its work at Earle, given it’s a heavily protected federal site, Comi said. Indeed, the location has had “its most productive year,” Comi maintained, with her organization putting an additional 150,000 oysters at the site, and monitoring the project’s progress.But New Jersey remains “the most restrictive of all the states,” for this type of project, she believed. “That’s what’s so frustrating,” she acknowledged.Comi said similar projects are being done in the Chesapeake Bay and down to and in the Gulf of Mexico.Long term, Baykeeper group remains hopeful the program will eventually be fully reinstated. “I’m confident, we all are here, as we move forward along this path, eventually we’ll be out in the other waters again,” Comi said.last_img read more

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$1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf – Quotes and Recap – Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

first_imgWinning trainer Brian Lynch (Oscar Performance) – “Absolutely fantastic. You always hope that it’s in the stars and it’s lovely when they all line up. He’s always been a little bit above the other 2-year-olds and we’ve worked him with the older horses and he sat and waited lovely and kicked it in in his works, so it was nice to see it all come to play today. Jose (Ortiz) got him to cruise down the backside and kicked it in.” Third-place trainer Bill Mott (Good Samaritan) – He (jockey Joel Rosario) said whoever was on the seven nearly clipped heels and he had to take back. He was shuffled back to next to last after sitting mid-pack heading into the turn. It might have been a good effort to finish third. It’s hard to say. I’d like to watch the replay to try and put it all together.” Trained by Brian Lynch and ridden by Jose Ortiz, Oscar Performance covered the mile on a firm turf course in 1:33.28. It was the first Breeders’ Cup victory for Lynch and Ortiz and the second for the Amerman Racing Stable, which won the 2003 Distaff with Adoration. BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE TURF QUOTES ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2016) – The Amerman Racing Stables’ Oscar Performance ($15.20) took command at the head of the stretch and went on to win the 10th running of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) by 1 ¼ lengths over Lancaster Bomber to kick off the 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday afternoon at Santa Anita Park.center_img Winning jockey Jose Ortiz (Oscar Performance) – “I had a perfect trip. He broke very alertly. I put myself where I wanted to be, right behind the speed. Approaching the half-mile pole I felt I had a lot horse underneath me, so I just kind of waited until I crossed the quarter pole to unleash him.”Second-place jockey Seamus Heffernan (Lancaster Bomber) – “He didn’t break quite as well as the American horses, but he ran a great race. I think he was as good as the winner, but the winner had a better trip.”Second-place trainer Aidan O’Brien – “I was very pleased with that. He ran a super race and stayed on well at the finish.”Third-place jockey Joel Rosario (Good Samaritan) – “On the first turn, it looked like the horse in front of me clipped heels so I had to take a hold of him and wait a little longer. After all of the (early trouble), he responded very nicely. He’s a good horse.” OSCAR PERFORMANCE WINS BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE TURF Fourth-place jockey Rafael Bejarano (Ticonderoga) – “He was a little wide in the beginning so I took him to the inside to save ground. In the stretch, I took him back to the outside and he was flying.”last_img read more

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Eureka, St. Bernard’s moving on in NorCals

first_imgA memorable postseason run will continue for two local high school teams this weekend, while a third gets to reflect on its remarkable achievements.Both the Eureka and St. Bernard’s girls won their first-round NorCal Tournament matchups on Wednesday, moving into the elite eight of their respective brackets.In Division 2, No. 2 seed Eureka comfortably took care of Granite Bay 63-43 and will now play No. 10 Del Oro at Eureka High on Saturday at 6 p.m.While in Division 4, No. 8 St. Bernard’s …last_img

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Indoctrination in American Colleges into Atheism

first_imgJerry Bergman shares shocking examples of indoctrination into atheism by Darwinist college professors.Indoctrination in American Colleges into Atheismby Jerry BergmanNumerous recent surveys of colleges have found they are in favor of skin color and gender diversity but not thought diversity. Professor Walter Williams reviewed some of the  studies that evaluated this issue and wrote that “many professors spend class time indoctrinating students with their views” which are often leftist or socialist. [1] One example is, of the 66 top rated liberal arts colleges, 39 percent had not a single registered Republican professor. Furthermore, in anthropology departs the ratio of Democrats to Replications was 133 to 1, and in communication and many other social science departments the ratio was 133 to zero!Of the 66 top rated liberal arts colleges, 39 percent had not a single registered Republican professor.Party affiliation was used to evaluate bias because this data is available and straightforward. Williams concluded “It is a cowardly act for a professor to take advantage of students immaturity by indoctrinating pupils with his opinions before the students have developed the maturity and skill to examine other opinions.” [2] The fact is, leftist political homogeneity is embedded in the college culture. As a result “Americans are seeing their tax dollars and tuition dollars going to people who have contempt for their values and seek to indoctrinate their children with leftist idea” [3] such as Darwinism. As one colleague told me, our goal as professors is to make young people as different from their parents as possible.From my experience, this indoctrination is not uncommon. In my last year of teaching, 2017, I learned of three cases. One was an anatomy student who transferred to Northwest State where I taught. When I asked her why she transferred, she related that in her biology class the professor, on the first day of class, told the class that human evolution was a fact, and if they want to pass the class that fact must be reflected in their work. She dropped the class that day and after the quarter ended dropped out of the University of Toledo and transferred to Northwest. She explained she was a creationist and it was apparent that she may have a problem in that class and was concerned about a university that allowed such persons to teach there.Another student mentioned that one class she was in was supposed to be a general biology class but 80 percent of the class was pushing evolution and to her seemed to be directed to the creationists in class. Her concern was she did not feel she was getting the background she needed to do well in her other courses for her nursing degree. The instructor was obviously pushing Darwinism to the exclusion of the required material. Her concern was less the pushing of Darwin than learning what she needed.Graphic by J. Beverly Greene. Used by permission.The Case of Michael ShermerSurveys of evolutionists are even more lopsided then the data that Williams gave. Even though close to half of all Americans, according to numerous polls, hold to some form of creation, they are very hard to find in a science department in most colleges in America. One reason why is indoctrination. Dr. Michael Shermer is one of the world’s leading atheists today. He was introduced to Christianity as a youth and, in his senior year of high school, he accepted Christ at the behest of a close friend. [4] The next day, he attended church and publicly declared his salvation. To this day, he describes this experience as the highlight of his life. He then studiously read the Bible, and Christian books, regularly attended youth church groups (such as The Barn in La Crescenta, California), and gathered with fellow Christians a several times a week to sing Christian songs and worship.Shermer’s dedication to Christianity was so extensive, that he was soon headed for full time ministry. Towards this goal, he enrolled in the Church of Christ College, Pepperdine University, to major in theology. Although he prayed regularly and went to chapel faithfully, as a new Christian, he still had some questions—such as the problem of evil.About this time, the budding minister signed up for a course taught by Dr. Richard Hardison at Glendale College. [5]  Deciding to witness to his professor, Michael gave him a book on Christian theology. The professor took it upon himself to refute both the book and Christianity. To aid in achieving this goal, professor Hardison typed out a long list of supposed problems he saw with Christianity that he gave to Michael. Many long discussions soon followed, both in and after class, in which Hardison won Michael over—and he converted from evangelical Christianity to militant atheism. Shermer has been very active proselytizing against Christianity, and for atheism, ever since. [6]Dr. Hardison worked hard in his classes trying to convince students that his opinions about God, evolution, creationism, Intelligent Design, and the purpose of life are true. Shermer wrote that Hardison was especially effective in helping him “think clearly about philosophy and theology, particularly with regard to reason and faith.” [7]  Although Hardison has influenced many students to accept his way of thinking, the account of only one student will be told here, that of Michael Shermer.Michael Shermer now has two degrees in psychology, and is a part-time Adjunct Professor at Occidental College. He is also now the editor of the largest circulating atheistic magazine called The Skeptic. Shermer especially opposes all attempts by believers to “use science and reason to prove God’s existence.” [8]  Ironically, as editor of Skeptic Magazine and the author of numerous books, he spends a great deal of time using “science and reason” to disprove (or at least to argue against) God’s existence. He feels it is appropriate to use science to argue for atheism, but not for theism.Shermer is especially active in attacking creationism because, in his words, “the number-one reason people give as the reason they believe in God is the classic cosmological or design argument, namely the “good design, natural beauty, perfection, and complexity of the world or universe compels us to think that it could not have come about without an intelligent designer. In other words, people say they believe in God because the evidence of their senses tells them so. [9]Teaching Atheism in the ClassroomFor this reason, many professors like Hardison attack the classic cosmological design argument in order to win students over to atheism. Shermer openly acknowledged that he was set along the path to atheism by his philosophy professor, whom he calls one of his best professors and, he adds, Dr. Hardison is “now my friend.”A Christian, Professor Henry Schaefer, wrote the following about a lecture he presented with atheist Dr. Steven Weinberg that illustrates Shermer’s devotion to the atheist cause. During the questioning time by the audience, one “dapper looking individual asked me a series of six or seven questions in machine gun rapid fire, allowing no possible response. Experience suggests that such persons are rarely looking for answers” but only want to challenge theists. [10] Schaefer added one reporter described the questioner, Shermer, as “grandstanding to the cameras (smile included).”Michael Shermer is downright furious about my bringing to his painful remembrance the fact that the pioneers of physics and chemistry were almost entirely committed Christians. —Dr. Henry SchaeferThose persons sitting near Shermer related that he had been muttering to himself throughout Schaefer’s lecture. In response, Professor Schaefer answered one of Shermer’s many questions by explaining “that I had become a Christian following a careful examination of the historical evidence….  Following the afternoon’s session, it was pointed out that the dapper gentleman was Michael Shermer … described by several at the conference as a swaggering gadabout.” [11] Schaefer added that Shermer in a report in his E-Skeptic internet column dated April 20, 2000begins his narrative with “The big showdown event of the conference, however, was Steven Weinberg versus Henry Schaefer.”  … Shermer introduces my lecture in the following manner:  “Schaefer is going to line up Weinberg’s ducks …and proceed to blow them apart like sparrows on a wire. Now we will surely hear the best of the new creationists….  As anticipated, this colorful introduction goes rapidly downhill, as Michael Shermer is downright furious about my bringing to his painful remembrance the fact that the pioneers of physics and chemistry were almost entirely committed Christians. [12]Clearly, as this example illustrates, Professor Hardison now has an active atheist disciple in Shermer. Although Hardison has also been very active, and very successful, in converting students to his atheistic worldview, I could not find any record of complaints or concerns about his open proselytizing activity. It is possible that some students recognized that he is proselytizing against religion and objected, but their complaints were not on record and have never made it to court—and, if they did, the ACLU and the organizations would likely have vigorously defended Hardison’s academic freedom. Indeed, Hardison is regarded as an excellent teacher who is sincerely interested in his students, even as he actively openly challenges their Christian faith and, evidently not infrequently, wins students over to his views.The Case of William ProvineCornell University Professor of Biological Science, the late William B. Provine (1942-2015), also actively proselytized against theism.  He would first present the theistic position in his class, then, for the rest of the quarter, endeavor to demolish the arguments for theism. He noted that, at the beginning of his courses, about 75% of his students were either creationists, or at least believed in purposeful evolution, i.e., were theists and believed that God directed evolution. Provine proudly proclaimed that the percentage of theists dropped to 50% by the end of his course—this view compares to about 90% in society as a whole (Provine, 1993, p. 63). Provine was obviously enormously successful in influencing his students to move toward atheism, and was very proud of his success. Yet the university and courts have not interfered, even though he has not only openly “expressed his religious viewpoint” (which the courts have ruled that those on the other side could not do), but has deliberately tried to indoctrinate his students in atheism. Likewise, Dr. Hardison endeavored to help students accept his viewpoint in class via his writings that he gave to students, as well as by meeting with them after class.Faculty commonly, often blatantly, inject their own religious views—often agnosticism or atheism—in class (Smith, 1990). Such views, however, are normally not circumscribed, and if an attempt was made to do so, a howl of protest from the academic community would likely result. The courts have consistently ruled in favor of faculty that inject anti-religious, atheistic, or agnostic material into their classes, but against faculty that even objectively cover the opposite into their classes. [13]cartoon by Brett MillerThe Surprising Creationism of a Famous ‘Atheist’An example of this indoctrination is how Thomas Paine is portrayed. He was an anti-religionist and is commonly described as a freethinker, yet some of his writings indicate that he was a creationist—at least, someone who believed strongly that the world was created by God. Two paragraphs from his most famous book titled The Age of Reason provide examples:It is only in the CREATION that all our ideas and conceptions of a word of God can unite. [Italics in the original.]  The creation speaketh an universal language, independently of human speech or human language, multiplied and various as they may be. It is an ever-existing original, which every man can read. It cannot be forged; it cannot be counterfeited; it cannot be lost; it cannot be altered; it cannot be suppressed. [14]While Paine denied the authority of the Bible, he agreed with Psalm 19 that creation presents a universal message from God, accessible to every person on earth.The creation speaketh an universal language, independently of human speech or human language, multiplied and various as they may be. It is an ever-existing original, which every man can read. It cannot be forged; it cannot be counterfeited; it cannot be lost; it cannot be altered; it cannot be suppressed. —Thomas PainePaine added that the Creation “does not depend upon the will of man whether it shall be published or not; it publishes itself from one end of the earth to the other. It preaches to all nations and to all worlds; and this word of God reveals to man all that is necessary for man to know of God.” He concluded God’s power is seen in the immensity of the Creation and his wisdom is seenin the unchangeable order by which the incomprehensible whole is governed. Do we want to contemplate his munificence? We see [it] in the abundance with which he fills the earth. Do we want to contemplate his mercy? We see it in his not withholding that abundance even from the unthankful… do we want to know what God is? Search not the book called the Scripture, … but the Scripture called the Creation.” [15]This statement is rather profound for a putative “atheist.” How many students are exposed to this aspect of Paine’s writings? In my experience, very few.ReferencesNew for 2018: This is the third volume in which Dr Bergman documents the persecution of all who dare to criticize Darwinism.Bergman, Jerry. 1984.  The Criterion; Religious Discrimination In America.  Richfield, MN:  Onesimus.________. 2012. Slaughter of the Dissidents: The Shocking Truth About Killing the Careers of Darwin Doubters. Revised version. Southworth, WA: Leafcutter Press.Bishop, Phillip A. v. O.H. Delchamps, Jr., et al.  Brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, Oct. Term, 1991.Hartwig, Mark. 1991. “Christian prof. Loses Free-Speech Case.” Moody Monthly, June 24, 1991, p. 55.Jaschik, Scott. 1991. Academic Freedom Could Be Limited By Court Ruling.  The Chronicle of Higher Education, Apr. 17, 1991, p. A23.Johnson, Phillip E. 1995.  Reason In The Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law, and Education.  Downers Grove, Ill.  Inter Varsity Press.McFarland, Steven T. 1992. “Free Speech and Academic Censorship.” Christian Legal Society, Apr. p. 2.Meyers, John (Ed.). 1992.  “U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Bishop; Academic Freedom Stumbles in Wake of 11th Circuit Court Ruling.”  The Real Issue, 11(3), Oct. 1992.Paine, Thomas. 1882. The Theological Works of Thomas Paine. Chicago: Belford, Clarke & CO.Provine, William. 1993. “Response to Johnson Review.”  Creation-Evolution, Issue No. 32, Summer, 1993, pp. 62-63.Robinson, R.W. 1991. “The Preachy Professor.”  Letter to editor, Perspective column in Liberty, Sept-Oct.  p. 28.Schaefer, Henry F. 2003 Science and Christianity: Conflict or Coherence. Science and Christianity: Conflict or Coherence? Athens, GA: The University of Georgia.Shermer, Michael. 1997. Why People Believe in Weird Things.  NY: Freeman._________. 2000.  How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science.   NY: Freeman.Smith, Page. 1990. Killing the Spirit; Higher Education in America.  NY: Viking, 1990.Wolf, Larry W.  “The Preachy Professor.”  Letter to editor, Perspective Column in Liberty, Nov./Dec. 1991, p. 30.Footnotes[1] Walter Williams. Colleges: Anti-diversity and Pro-exclusion. AFA Journal. July 2018. P. 13.[2] Williams. 2018. p. 13.[3] Williams. 2018. p. 13.[4] Shermer, 2000, p. 2.[5] Shermer, 2000. P. 6[6] Shermer, 2000, pp. 6-9.[7] Shermer, 2000, p. xv.[8] Shermer. 2000, p. xiii.[9] Shermer, 2000, p. xiv.[10] Shermer, 2003, p. 43.[11] Shermer, 2003, p. 43.[12] Shermer, 2003, pp. 43-44.[13] Bergman, 1984; 2012.[14] Thomas Paine, 1882, pp. 25-26.[15] Thomas Paine, 1882, pp. 26.Author Jerry Bergman, PhDDr. Jerry Bergman has eight graduate degrees, including two PhDs. He taught biological and medical courses at the college level for 40 years until he was sacked at his own college in 2017 for holding views that challenge Darwinism and political correctness (see Monograph), even though he violated no policies at the college, and merely exercised the academic freedom that Darwinians use to indoctrinate students in the opposite direction, as described above. Dr Bergman now works for ICR and continues publishing and writing for creation journals. The author of over 40 books and countless articles and papers, he is a regular contributor to Creation-Evolution Headlines. See his Author Profile for more information and a list of his previous articles at this site.(Visited 860 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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It’s Just a Phone Call

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now The reason you are negative on cold calling is not because it doesn’t work.You are negative on cold calling because you are afraid to engage with people directly, you fear rejection, you aren’t confident in what you are going to say, you don’t know what you want out of the conversation, you’re not sure how to create value, you’re petrified of asking for the commitments you need, you want people to like you, it makes you feel bad about yourself, you’d prefer to be rejected in some other way, you believe that somehow your emailed requests are less offensive (even though they betray your fears and your lack of confidence), you think it’s more effective to hang around and wait for your clients to raise their hand and ask for your help, you believe the lie that your dream clients spend all of their time researching potential partners, you don’t know that no one makes calls without doing research first, you don’t understand that it’s only one part of larger campaign, you aren’t in sales and never have been, and you don’t carry a quota.It’s just a phone call. You’re just asking for an appointment. You’re only trying to help your dream client produce better results.last_img read more

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Indian players are suffering from mental fatigue, says Upton

first_imgIf a team indulges in playing relentlessly, the players start suffering from “mental fatigue” and that’s exactly what has happened with the Indian players, feels former mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton.Upton said if a player is on the conveyor belt all the time, it create situations like those experienced by the Indian cricketers during the World Cup, where they fought hard to keep their food down, while Yuvraj Singh became physically sick due to anxiety.”The current schedules ask players to be machines. We can guess the physical impact on players but what is very little understood is the mental fatigue the players experience when crossing the ropes in every single game where there is that much amount of pressure,” Upton told a cricket website from South Africa.The Indian players will go straight into an ODI series against England at home after the current tour. It will be followed by full fledged series against West Indies at home and then head Down Under for a tough battle against Australia.Some of the players like M.S. Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli will also have Champions League assignment. Upton didn’t mince words stating that World Cup had taken its toll on players.”That World Cup was a monumental process, both preparing for the tournament and enduring it for seven weeks. It was a very, very long tournament. The physical drain on the players, I don’t think even the players realise the extent to which they were absolutely stuffed.”advertisement”I spoke to Yuvraj Singh who said he was sick for nearly two weeks after the World Cup and I know there were a lot of players who were mentally down after the World Cup,” he said.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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Ukrainian authorities We thwarted massive cyberattack

first_imgMINSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian authorities say they’ve thwarted a huge cyberattack and are blaming Russia for the alleged digital assault as tensions between the two countries have flared.The Security Service of Ukraine said in a statement that hackers used malicious accounting documents to target the information technology systems of the country’s judiciary.The SBU described the alleged hacking as “massive” but produced little detail about the extent, timing, nature or severity of the hacks.Ukraine has been buffeted by extraordinarily damaging cyberattacks since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 and Russian-backed forces overran eastern Ukraine, leading to years of fighting.The grinding conflict escalated on Nov. 25 when Russian forces fired on and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels carrying 24 seamen.Russian government officials did not immediately return a message seeking comment Tuesday.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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