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160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HOUSTON – A lesbian Methodist minister should retain her ordained status because defrocking her would amount to discrimination, and would fly in the face of the inclusiveness that the church preaches, representatives of a Pennsylvania minister argued Thursday before the church’s Judicial Council. The nine-member council – seven of whom attended a hearing at First United Methodist Church in Houston – began deliberating the case of Irene “Beth” Stroud with plans to rule on Monday. The Judicial Council is the highest court within the United Methodist Church, the nation’s third-largest denomination. Stroud, 35, was found by a church panel in December to have violated the denomination’s ban on “self-avowed, practicing homosexual” clergy. The decision was later overturned and then appealed to the Judicial Council. Alan Symonette, representing Stroud, said the church is asking gays and lesbians to deny their sexuality in order to serve as ordained ministers. “We contend this is discrimination based on status,” he said. “This United Methodist Church is an inclusive church. Beth Stroud has been called into the ministry.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But the Rev. Thomas Hall, acting as prosecutor, said if the council decides in Stroud’s favor it will cause confusion throughout the denomination. “What is at stake in this appeal is the ability of the church to uphold its own laws,” Hall said. “If we lose, everybody loses.”
SAN JOSE — Defenseman Radim Simek is out long-term with damage to the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee, dealing another blow to an already shorthanded Sharks defense corps with a less than a month to go before the start of the NHL playoffs.Simek, 26, suffered the injury in the first period of Tuesday’s game in Winnipeg and will undergo surgery. No timetable has been set for his return, although it seems unlikely that Simek would be able to come back this …
A soft-bodied mollusk named Odontogriphus known from the Burgess Shale, placed in the Middle Cambrian, has been described in more detail in Nature.1 If the Middle Cambrian is well after the Cambrian explosion, how can the authors claim this pushes the story of animal evolution far back into the Precambrian, before the explosion? A reporter for the Globe and Mail learned this from David Rudkin, one of the four co-authors of the paper:This discovery pushes back the history of animal evolution tens of millions of years to 560 million years ago in Precambrian time (543 million years ago and earlier), according to the Royal Ontario Museum’s David Rudkin, co-author of the article published in today’s issue of the journal Nature.This interpretation is based on perceived similarities with Kimberella, an unusual flattened, frond-like fossil categorized as Ediacaran (see 08/19/2004), dated at 555 million years ago in the late Precambrian. Yet a look at the original paper shows that the association is tenuous: “Odontogriphus and perhaps the Ediacaran form Kimberella possess distinctive characters that place them in the molluscs before the acquisition of a calcified dorsum,” it says. It qualifies the association with prefaces like, “If the interpretation of Kimberella as an early mollusc-like organism with radula is correct,” and portrays affinities with other early and mid-Cambrian mollusk fossils as “ambiguous” and “highly contentious.” A look at their timeline chart demonstrates the point. There are more dashed lines and question marks than solid lines. All the indisputable mollusk fossils are found in the early or mid Cambrian, side by side. The evolutionary relationships are inferred by dashed lines extending into the Precambrian, with no fossils except for the puzzling Kimberella, which may have nothing to do with mollusks. Moreover, the Globe and Mail article admits that very few fossils exist from the Precambrian, and that the Cambrian “marked the sudden appearance of complex multicellular macroscopic organisms” (see 04/23/2006). It also states that “In the Precambrian era, before the so-called explosion, organisms were thought to be much simpler, but this study shows that was not the case.” The paper describes these organisms as possessing a nervous system, a digestive system, reproductive system, excretory system, salivary glands and neat rows of teeth (radula). Nor is Odontogriphus the new kid on the block. The authors describe it as a holdover from “a handful of Cambrian fossils that probably represent surviving Neoproterozoic lineages” that survived whatever made the Ediacaran biota go extinct. Such statements would seem to pose severe challenges to evolutionary theory, yet the news report speaks glowingly of how this fossil is helping evolutionists rather than hurting their case. “This is a crucial interval in evolutionary history because it seems to represent a time in which a great deal happened,” Rudkin is quoted as saying. He added that the specimen is “opening up new windows on evolution for us.” The article ends with a call for us to learn the lessons of evolution:Mr. Rudkin said the fact that many mollusks have survived such a catastrophic extinction could shed light on the evolutionary path many animals may take. “Those lessons we learn from the past — about where groups of organisms originated, when they become extinct, how they became extinct, or if they didn’t become extinct entirely, how they recovered from extinction — we use that kind of historical background to help us predict what might happen in modern extinction circumstances. Maybe there’s a lesson in there for us.”1Caron et al., “A soft-bodied mollusc with radula from the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale,” Nature 442, 159-163(13 July 2006) | doi:10.1038/nature04894; Received 15 February 2006; Accepted 8 May 2006.The lesson is not to tell myths and call it science. This paper registered multiple hits on our Baloney Detector. Enough baloney, and you have a virtual big lie. These extinct mollusks with all their complex parts have nothing to do with evolution. If this is a window on evolution, it’s a new view of the wreckage. How scientists can take evidence that falsifies their view and turn it into praise service for Charlie is another example of the shameful shenanigans of the shameless Darwin Party these days. Their shifty shell game is a sham and should be shot down by those who respect real science sans spin.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
England’s batting line-up imploded in familiar fashion before Chris Gayle inspired the West Indies to a seven-wicket triumph in the fifth and final ODI in St Lucia on Saturday to ensure the series ended drawn at 2-2.The 39-year-old Gayle, playing in what may be his final home ODI, smashed 77 off just 27 balls after England had been skittled out for 113 in 28.1 overs, with Oshane Thomas doing most damage with five wickets.Just three days after the visitors had posted 418 against the same attack, the West Indies, who won the Test series between the two sides 2-1, this time needed just 12.1 overs to race to their target at 115-3.”I thought about it walking round after the game, ‘will this be my last innings in the Caribbean?’ We’ll have to wait and see for now,” Gayle told Sky Sports after being named player of the series for his 424-run haul from the four completed matches.”This will give us a big boost. It’s been a great series and I’m happy we tied the series. Being in such terrific form is fantastic for me; I think it’s my best ODI series stats-wise.”Joe Root’s side had started favourites to equal Australia’s record of winning a 10th successive ODI series but subsided limply amid a series of ill-judged shots on a pitch that offered help to the pacemen.Eight of England’s batsman fell to short-pitched deliveries, with Thomas cashing in to take 5-21 from 5.1 overs.When West Indies batted it looked a completely different game, with Gayle giving another explosive display of hitting to add to his 162 from the previous game and his 135 from the opening match.advertisementHis nine sixes took his total to 39 across the four games, a record in a bilateral series.Root had been keen to secure the win ahead of this summer’s World Cup and will be particularly disappointed in his batsmen, who never came to terms with conditions which were radically different from Grenada.But from the moment Sheldon Cottrell bowled Jonny Bairstow for 11, England never looked comfortable with only Alex Hales and Jos Buttler, who both scored 23, looking capable of putting any sort of innings together.England’s final five wickets went down for just two runs, and the last three wickets without scoring, as batsmen formed a regular procession to the pavilion en route to England’s 14th lowest ODI total.Gayle won a personal battle with Mark Wood after the paceman removed fellow opener John Campbell for a single.That proved a mere inconvenience for the self-styled ‘Universe Boss’, who struck a series of towering blows before he was finally bowled by Wood with West Indies in touching distance of victory.The two sides now play three T20 games.Also Watch:
During the Oklahoma State game in Ames on Saturday, Ben Grogan missed what was virtually a chip shot and caught some grief from some fans who weren’t too pleased.Fortunately for Ben, it didn’t end up costing the team the game, and he showed some humor in his response in the postgame. The lesson in all this? Don’t mess with the ice pirate.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Real Madrid Navas: Ronaldo’s Benzema gesture ‘speaks volumes’ Sacha Pisani 13:19 2/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Denis Doyle Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid v Deportivo Alavés Deportivo Alavés Primera División Karim Benzema The Costa Rican goalkeeper praised the Portuguese star, who passed up the chance to complete his hat-trick to help out a team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo’s selfless gesture to allow struggling team-mate Karim Benzema to score in Real Madrid’s rout of Alaves did not come as a surprise to Keylor Navas.Ronaldo passed up the opportunity to complete his hat-trick as he let Benzema seal Madrid’s 4-0 victory over Alaves in La Liga Saturday.Benzema had only scored three league goals prior to the clash at the Santiago Bernabeu before five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo paved the way for the Frenchman to convert an 89th-minute penalty. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Cristiano’s gesture speaks volumes for the type of team this is and how he is as a person,” goalkeeper Navas said post-match.”We’re all pulling in the same direction and we have to show our unity more than ever.”We’re thrilled with Karim’s goal, as team-mates, we have to stick together. We’re always going to fight for each other and while there is a lot of talk about Karim at the moment, we have to support one another.”Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane also praised Ronaldo for helping out Benzema , who has been under fire for Madrid. But team-mate Lucas Vazquez wants to see the French forward continue playing well, with Madrid now in the business end of the season.”He had a terrific game, provided two assists and scored… We’re really happy with his efforts and let’s hope that this continues,” the Spaniard said.”He’s bang on form right now.”Defending champions Madrid are third in La Liga, 14 points behind leaders and rivals Barcelona, but are still alive in the Champions League, where they hold a 3-1 lead over PSG heading into the second leg of their last-16 tie.
VANCOUVER – Poor air quality persists throughout the southern half of British Columbia as tinder-dry conditions continue to fuel wildfires.Dr. Bonnie Henry, deputy provincial health officer, said there has been a recent spike in emergency calls and hospital visits from people suffering from respiratory and other conditions related to the smoke and heat, particularly in the Lower Mainland.“Depending on the day and the time of day, the increase can be from 20 per cent to 50 per cent more than we’ve seen in the past 10 years in the same area,” Henry said.The BC Ambulance Service is monitoring the situation and staffing accordingly, Henry said, and health authorities are reminding the public to take precautions such as exercising indoors to avoid health problems.Although a heat wave affecting the south coast ended Friday, Environment Canada is maintaining an air-quality advisory that spans from eastern Vancouver Island to Elk Valley on the Alberta boundary and as far north as Prince George.People with medical conditions, infants and the elderly are encouraged to stay indoors — ideally in air-conditioned environments — as well as keep any necessary medications handy and stay hydrated.Officials are also warning drivers to take it slow and be on alert for stopped vehicles and wildlife, since the smoke has reduced visibility on roads in some parts of the province.There are 125 wildfires burning across the province and officials say crews are gearing up for more fire activity as hot, dry conditions continue in the days ahead.Chief fire information officer Kevin Skrepnek said a chance of thunderstorms with lightning and little rain in some areas of the province in the coming days could spark more fires.“If we do have lightning, there is a high likelihood we’re going to be seeing new fires start as a result,” he said.The dry conditions have also caused the so-called Elephant Hill wildfire that began near Ashcroft to balloon to 1,100 square kilometres in size, triggering an expansion of evacuation orders.About 600 staff and crew are responding to that fire, which Skrepnek said is a priority for the BC Wildfire Service.“This fire has been an absolute monster,” Skrepnek said, adding the terrain creates wind tunnels that fuel the blaze, making it a challenge for crews to control.Although there is no rain in the forecast, a low pressure system could move in during the latter part of next week, bringing inflow winds from the ocean that could help clear the smoke in coastal communities, Skrepnek said.There’s also a chance cooler temperatures with some rain could come in the next 10 days, but Skrepnek added forecasting that far in advance isn’t reliable.“This situation in all likelihood is going to be getting worse before gets better and that’s despite the extraordinary amount of hard work going on right now,” he said.There are 30 evacuation orders displacing more than 6,000 people across the province, and dozens of evacuation alerts remain active.
MONTREAL – A former student athlete who suffered severe brain injuries during a football game has reached an out of court settlement with a Quebec university.Kevin Kwasny’s family and Bishop’s University announced the settlement in a joint news release.It was made without any admission of liability and the financial terms were not revealed.The former defensive end had been seeking millions in damages from Bishop’s, alleging the team’s coaches demanded Kwasny return to the field in September 2011 after he’d suffered a head injury earlier in the same game.The lawsuit claimed that Kwasny was taken to hospital later in the game in critical condition after a second hit to the head.The family’s lawyers said in the statement they were pleased with the settlement, which would allow them to pursue additional treatment for Kwasny.“They are eager to obtain additional therapy for Kevin in an attempt to improve his condition as much as possible,” read a statement attributed to Kwasny’s lawyers.“The Kwasny family is eternally grateful for all of the support they have received from so many people since Kevin suffered his injuries.”University president Michael Goldbloom said in the joint statement that Bishop’s was “pleased that Kevin will have the necessary resources to support him.”