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B’ville, Liverpool girls tennis earn early-season wins

first_imgBefore and after Labor Day weekend, each of the area’s high school girls tennis teams got underway, a crowded regular season that will mostly be completed by the end of September.And it was Baldwinsville stating its case in the best manner, impressive in singles and doing enough in doubles to roll past the West Genesee Wildcats 5-2 in last Tuesday’s SCAC Metro division opener.Brooke Tutor began the Bees’ singles domination by routing WG’s Sophia Lowry 6-0, 6-1, while Paige Tromblee defeated Katie Anson by those same scores and Eva Smith won, 6-1, 6-0, over Angelina Allen. Moving to doubles, Megan Polhamus and Kaia Willingford preserved Liverpool’s sweep by edging C-NS’s Eve Campitello and Lauren Musco 6-3, 5-7, 10-8.By contrast, Julia Schewe and Angelica Underwood shut out Sandy Lin and Emily Pilz 6-0, 6-0, while Olivia Magnarelli and Crystal Morgans beat Olivia Cerio and KarlyWilliams 6-2. 7-5. Lea Prusinowski and Sarah Watkins won, 6-2, 6-4, over Abigail Bustin and Lauren Misco.When Baldwinsville got its turn against C-NS on Thursday afternoon, it went 7-0 in the Bees’ favor, Tutor and Paige Tromblee each winning 6-1, 6-0 decisions over, respectively, Feeney and Hibbard, while Smith blanked Cartier 6-0, 6-0.Kara Freer and Sophia Vacanti preserved the sweep in doubles for the Bees, holding off Bustin and Pilz 6-3, 5-7, 10-8. Straight-set wins were earned by the teams of Doan-Ella Tromblee and Perine-Tripodi, with Audrey Benton and Hannah Gould topping Brooke Ten Brink and Karly Williams 6-1, 6-1.It was C-NS starting out on Aug. 29, facing West Genesee, where it was unable to earn a set in any of the doubles matches on the way to a 6-1 defeat to the Wildcats.Cartier prevented the shutout for the Northstars, handling Angelina Allen 6-0, 4-6, 6-2, while Hibbard was close in both sets of a 7-5, 6-4 defeat to Angelina Llanos. Feeney lost to Katie Viau 6-4, 6-1 as, of the four doubles matches, Misco and en Brink earned the most games in a 6-1, 6-3 loss to Katie Anson and Sophia Lowry.And after it lost to Liverpool, C-NS fell to Auburn 6-1 a day later, rescuing the shutout thanks to Hibbard rallying for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 win over Rosalia Bartolotta. Ten Brink and Williams paired up in a 7-5, 6-2 defeat to Kathryn Brown and Alexis Calkins, with Misco and Cerio losing to Taylor Chadderdon and Gabrielle McGinn 6-0, 7-5.Liverpool got into the win column on Thursday when it defeated Syracuse West 7-0. In singles, Kozenyatko, Geiwitz and Gabby Underwood did not lose a game in any of their matches, with Sheridan Bryerton and Sarah Watkins involved in the closest doubles match, beating Sophia Holtsbery and Anna Nguyen 6-3, 7-5.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: BaldwinsvilleC-NSgirls tennisliverpoolcenter_img In doubles, Meredith Perine and Blake Tripodi rolled past Kara Chawgo and Aislinn Dow 6-3, 6-2, while Breanna Murdock and Isabelle Thomas handled Madelyn Chuff and Isabelle Wells 6-1, 6-4. Reagan Doan and Ella Tromblee led early but could not hold on in a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 defeat to Alyssa Congel and Margaret Mello.As that went on, long-time rivals Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse faced off against each other, and here the Warriors fully reigned, shutting out the host Northstars 7-0.Gabby Underwood got it going in singles, beating Cambrie Hibbard 6-1, 6-0. Kelly Geiwitz handled Sara Cartier 6-2, 6-1 as, in a much closer match, Diana Kozenyatko claimed a 6-4, 6-4 decision over Krista Feeney.last_img read more

USC suffers a tough loss to Pepperdine on the road

first_imgThe Women of Troy fell to Pepperdine in a 1-4 loss Saturday. The Waves improved to a 6-0 record, while USC dropped to 5-2.In the morning’s team competition, the pairs team of junior Katie Fuller and sophomore Natalie Hagglund was the only team to win, with scores of 25-23 and 24-22 in the No. 3 spot.Playing in the No. 1 spot, Pepperdine’s Caitlin Racich and Summer Ross defeated USC’s sophomore Sara Shaw and graduate student Geena Urango 21-16 and 21-18.“The most important thing to keep in mind when building a new athletic program is to slowly build a very strong foundation,” USC coach Anna Collier said. “Starting with this strong foundation will help build a better and more successful sand volleyball team in the future.”During the afternoon competition, Shaw and Urango advanced to the semifinals by defeating Pepperdine’s Kellie Woolever and Victoria Adelhelm in the quarterfinals 21-18, 17-21 and 15-12.Meanwhile, Fuller and Hagglund beat Pepperdine’s Lilla Frederick and Kim Hill in the quarterfinals 15-21, 21-14 and 15-10. Fuller and Hagglund then went on to defeat USC’s Shaw and Urango in the semifinals with scores of 21-17 and 21-19.“I am very pleased we are doing well coming into a new sport,” Collier said. “I was not sure what to expect but I knew when watching the girls on the indoor team make it to the Final Four that I would have some great athletes to work with this spring.”USC will participate next in the U.S.A.V Beach Collegiate Challenge April 14-15 in Hermosa Beach. The Women of Troy will play against Pepperdine, Hawai’i, Long Beach State and Loyola Marymount.“These girls are winners. They had a winning season indoors and have brought that same mindset to the sand game,” Collier said. “They came into the season wanting to train hard and win, and thus far have been successful.”last_img read more

Sophomore shines in shutout, Mack controls Big 5

first_imgCorbin Eichin delivered his best pitching performance of the season, Kyler Carr and Lance Lally connected on big extra-innings hits to end a scoreless tie and the McKinleyville High baseball team beat Arcata 3-0 in eight innings to take sole possession of first place in the Big 5 Conference, Saturday morning at St. Bernard’s High.After seven scoreless innings Saturday’s game, just like McKinleyville’s 2-1 win over Arcata on Wednesday, needed an eighth inning to separate the top two teams in …last_img

Where Chairman Mao and Teenage Nihilists Got Their Motivation

first_imgWhat propelled Mao Zhedong to become the biggest mass murderer in world history?  Let a professor of Chinese history answer the question.  James Pusey (Bucknell U), writing in Nature this week for a series on “Global Darwin,”1 was explaining the vacuum left by the collapse of the reform movement in the early 20th century.  A “group of intellectuals” found Marxism attractive.  It was the fittest ideology:Many tried to fill it: Sun, Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kaishek) and, finally, the small group of intellectuals who, in indignation at the betrayal at Versailles, found in Marxism what seemed to them the fittest faith on Earth to help China to survive.    This was not, of course, all Darwin’s doing, but Darwin was involved in it all.  To believe in Marxism, one had to believe in inexorable forces pushing mankind, or at least the elect, to inevitable progress, through set stages (which could, however, be skipped).  One had to believe that history was a violent, hereditary class struggle (almost a ‘racial’ struggle); that the individual must be severely subordinated to the group; that an enlightened group must lead the people for their own good; that the people must not be humane to their enemies; that the forces of history assured victory to those who were right and who struggled.    Who taught Chinese these things?  Marx?  Mao?  No.  Darwin.The ideology that led Mao to murder 77 million of his own people (11/30/2005) began with a view of nature that values struggle and fitness over the individual.  Though acknowledging that the political currents in China were complex, with reformers like Yan Fu and Sun Yat-sen incorporating Darwinian principles without radical revolution, Pusey placed the worldview that empowered Marxist ideology squarely at the feet of Darwin.  Darwin was Mao’s ideological mentor.    Darwinian ideas can produce murderous results in individuals, too.  The Sunday Times Online printed an article that described the Darwinian motivations behind some of the serial killers of recent memory.  “The naturalist [Darwin] outraged the church, prompting a bitter debate that still sets creationists against evolutionists,” Dennis Sewell wrote.  “Now a sinister link has emerged between his work and the recent spate of high-school killings by crazed, nihilistic teenagers.”  Despite Darwin’s personal reputation as an “amiable Victorian gent,” Sewell continued, he “has been fingered as a racist, an apologist for genocide, and the inspiration of a string of psychopathic killers.”  The shooters at Columbine High School, for instance, saw themselves as eliminators of the weak.  Harris wore “Natural Selection” on his T-shirt the day of the shooting spree.  Many other artifacts gathered afterwards, described in the article, uncovered the boys’ fascination with “survival of the fittest.”    In 2007, detectives intercepted a school shooting in Pennsylvania.  They “discovered that their suspect often logged on to a social networking site called Natural Selection’s Army,” the article says.  Sewell discussed a personality cult around Harris and Klebold in certain chatrooms and websites, including a computer game that lets the player act out the massacre.  “Natural Selection” apparel is hot with these aficionados, and “‘Natural Selection’ is the name of a popular computer game in which competing teams attempt to annihilate one another – a sign that Darwin’s term is still associated by many teenagers with sudden and extreme violence.”  Another case is the killing spree in 2007 in Finland by Pekka-Eric Auvinen, who declared in his manifesto before the event that he was a social Darwinist wanting to weed out the unfit.  In his words: “It’s time to put natural selection and survival of the fittest back on track.”    Sewell acknowledged that Darwin himself would have been horrified by all this.  He knows that other great figures have been used by murderers as their inspiration.  Still, he was not ready to let the bearded old man off the hook.  “One conclusion implicit in evolutionary theory is that human existence has no ultimate purpose or special significance…. Darwin also taught that morality has no essential authority, but is something that itself evolved,” he continued.  These simple (and simplistic) ideas are certainly accessible to disturbed adolescents who feel nothing stops them from taking natural law into their own hands.  And Darwin himself wrote in 1881, “Looking to the world at no very distant date, what an endless number of the lower races will have been eliminated by the higher civilized races throughout the world.”    Sewell is author of the book The Political Gene: How Darwin’s Ideas Changed Politics.  His Times article was published on the Science page, not the Opinion page.  On page 2, he continued supporting his premise that Darwin’s views feed into the nihilism behind high school shootings – and political genocides – because it destroys all moral restraint.  One particular example shows this is not an isolated interpretation.  He said, “Cheerleaders celebrating Darwin’s 200th birthday in colleges across America last February sang ‘Randomness is good enough for me, If there’s no design it means I’m free’ – lines from a song by the band Scientific Gospel.”  With a gospel like that, no wonder some go beyond the mere abandonment of sexual mores taught by their parents.  “But wackos such as Harris and Auvinen can just as readily interpret it as a licence to kill.”  Sewell ended by pointing out that we cannot begin to address the issues when presented only with a “bowdlerized account of Darwin’s work” – i.e., a sanitized version portraying Darwin as a scientific saint.  He said, “The more sinister implications of the world-view that has come to be called ‘Darwinism’ � and the interpretation the teenage nihilists put on it – are as much part of the Darwin story as the theory of evolutions [sic].”1.  James Pusey, “Global Darwin: Revolutionary road,” Nature 462, 162-163 (12 November 2009) | doi:10.1038/462162a.You have just seen what two scholars said who were not intelligent design leaders, creationists, or Bible-thumping preachers.  If you will not listen to the latter, then listen to the former.  You heard them saying what the preachers would have said anyway.  Let’s recap the list of principles that Pusey said you have to believe in to be a Marxist:Inexorable forces push mankind to inevitable progress (are we there yet?)There are set stages of progress (which can be skipped; e.g., by revolution).History is a story of violent struggle (i.e., violence, not peace, is the ultimate reality).The struggle is between classes or races (meaning, genocide is sometimes a moral obligation).The individual must be severely subordinated to the group (so you are just a pawn in a game played by forces of nature).An enlightened group must lead the people for their own good (e.g., the Communist Party leaders, who lived more royally than Czars, while their people suffered in famines and cramped apartments or in prison camps).People must not be humane to their enemies (or to the unfit).The forces of history assure victory to those who struggle (i.e., evolve or perish; eliminate the Mother Theresas and hospitals who unnaturally prolong the life of the unfit).Again: who taught the Chinese these things?  Marx?  Mao?  No.  Darwin.    What a world we live in.  On one side you have radical revolutionaries and teenage nihilists killing for Darwin.  On the other you have radical Muslims killing for Allah.  What to do?  Run not to the poorly-named Scientific Gospel, or to any self-proclaimed messiah who’s dead, but to the true gospel of the risen Lord Jesus Christ.  Run to the true Messiah who gave his life for his friends.  Run to Teacher whose two greatest commandments were to love God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself.  Notice how un-Darwinian his Sermon on the Mount is.  The truth, not randomness, will set you free.  The truth will lead to a flourishing free society based on individual responsibility and charity.  You will know teachers of lies and teachers of the truth by their fruits.(Visited 119 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Marathon Man: 27 days, 27 marathons across South Africa *UPDATE

first_img22 March 2016Eddie Izzard finished his 27th marathon in 27 days today. Raising £1,350,000 for #SportRelief. An inspiration! pic.twitter.com/P83CckMSYc— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) March 20, 2016 *UPDATE: On 20 March 2016, British comedian Eddie Izzard completed his 27 marathons in 27 days challenge, reaching the finish line in Pretoria. Izzard, inspired by the life and work of Nelson Mandela to complete his personal challenge and raise money for the Sport Relief charity, appropriately ended his 1 139 km journey at the feet of the Madiba statue in the gardens of the iconic Union Buildings. Physically, mentally, could you do an Eddie Izzard?Can you push your endurance limits?https://t.co/VS5JFGwZRE pic.twitter.com/ytaeR0TJzK— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) March 21, 2016“It’s been the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and I’m very tired,’ Izzard told the BBC in front of Mandela’s statue. The network broadcast his finish live. “Thank you to everyone who has donated. This was tough, so don’t do this at home.”Eddie Izzard, the cross-dressing British comedian, is in the midst of running 27 marathons in 27 days across South Africa. The epic adventure is a tribute to Nelson Mandela and is to raise funds for charity. He plans to end his journey in Pretoria on 20 March.pic.twitter.com/gUkiZ2mMPT— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) March 11, 2016Izzard has so far raised over R 5 million for the Sport Relief charity, a traditional British initiative that brings sports stars and celebrities together for broadcasts and challenges that raise money for a number of global causes, including HIV/Aids research, poverty eradication and education.pic.twitter.com/TBZee3VWma— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) March 15, 2016He began his epic quest on 24 February in Eastern Cape – the area where Mandela was born – and, as of 15 March, is rounding Western Cape, completing marathon 21. His end point will be at the Union Buildings in Pretoria at the end of March. Izzard’s progress is being tracked live on his various social media accounts, as well as on a live webcast on the BBC 3 website.Just started running in South Africa. Trying to run 27 marathons in 27 days for @sportrelief pic.twitter.com/m6RoybA72t— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) February 23, 2016<br/>He has been preparing for the ambitious journey for the last five years. Izzard covered the length of the United Kingdom in 2009, running 43 marathons in 51 days, a total of almost 2 000 kilometres, in seven weeks. He attempted the South African route in 2012, but withdrew with health problems, promising that he would return to the challenge as soon as he was better equipped. In addition to professional training, Izzard is being well supported by a team of British and South African endurance experts.South African Comrades legend Bruce Fordyce joined Izzard along the route to offer advice on how to handle the local running conditions.Running with Comrades running legend @BruceFordycerun and my physio Tim. A great afternoon https://t.co/06erhBxw65 pic.twitter.com/tQUijNkirh— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) March 12, 2016The money raised from the challenge will be used to help transform the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people in the world’s poorest communities.Izzard told the BBC of his inspiration for the grand undertaking: “I was inspired to run the marathons after seeing the film Invictus, named after the poem by English writer William Henley, which was one of Nelson Mandela’s favourite poems while in prison. It is a beautiful poem about being the master of your own fate and destiny.Mandela used it to give himself determination to keep himself going and keep his spirit alive. (Hearing the words) I knew I had to run in South Africa, as (not only) a salute to the great man, (but) also a salute to all who struggled and fought against (oppression and inequality).”The entire trip is also being filmed as a documentary covering the life of Mandela, as well as the everyday lives of ordinary South Africans Izzard meets along his way.In South Africa – meeting the locals in the Eastern Cape while attempting 27 marathons in 27 days for @sportrelief pic.twitter.com/XBXE8zG7gZ— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) February 25, 2016Source: News24last_img read more

Wayne Pacelle of HSUS resigns amid sexual scandal

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced that it has accepted the resignation of Wayne Pacelle, as president and CEO, effective immediately. Pacelle has served in this capacity since 2004, and previously served for 10 years as the organization chief political and communicationsWayne Pacelleoperative. In Pacelle’s tenure, HSUS has become known to many in agriculture for deceptive ballot measures in numerous states (including Ohio) in an attempt to impose an anti animal agriculture agenda.The announcement of Pacelle’s resignation came amid accusations of sexual harassment directed at Pacelle from multiple women. With subsequent investigations into the claims, the board voted to keep Pacelle on as CEO. In response, however, major donors expressed disappointment and began withdrawing support from within the organization and political pressure began to increase from outside of HSUS as well.“The Humane Society needs to know this. Women are watching. We know when a charity deserves our support, and when it fails the most basic obligations of trust,” said Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women, in a statement. “The Humane Society has no humanity. Fire Wayne Pacelle. Do it now.”Pacelle may be most well known to Ohio agriculture from his role in the 2010 “agreement” between Gov. Ted Strickland and Ohio agricultural leaders and HSUS to remove an animal welfare measure from the ballot and preserve the integrity of the Ohio Livestock Animal Care Standards Board.HSUS has named Kitty Block as acting president and CEO. Ms. Block, an attorney, is currently president of Humane Society International, The HSUS’s global affiliate.“The last few days have been very hard for our entire family of staff and supporters,” said Rick Bernthal, Chairman of the Board of The HSUS.  “We are profoundly grateful for Wayne’s unparalleled level of accomplishments and service to the cause of animal protection and welfare.”last_img read more

All Your Docs Belong to You: Google Docs Now Exportable

first_imgjolie odell With no fanfare or as much as an official announcement, Google has taken an important step in making users’ Google Docs more open and portable.As of today, severalbloggers have reported seeing this new feature, which allows users to grab all their Google Docs and batch export them as a zip file. Files can be exported in a number of formats, including Microsoft Office and Open Office formats. Users can also choose to export only certain types of docs, e.g., spreadsheets and slide decks only.The process is simple: Users select the documents they wish to export, click “More actions,” then “Export.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… If a user is particularly pressed for time or has a larger chunk of data to export, he can also choose to navigate away and receive an email when the export is finished. Unfortunately, any folders a user may have created or data related to authorship or shared documents do not seem to be included once documents are exported. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Relinking Audio and Stock Music in Final Cut Pro X

first_imgFollow this useful tutorial for relinking your stock music and audio in Final Cut Pro X – a great workflow for testing out music in your video editing project. Relinking audio files is a quick and easy way to test out music in your video editing project or replace low resolution audio files with a full resolution versions.Some production music libraries like Premiumbeat.com give you the option to download a preview file to try out in your project before purchasing.  So, let’s say you’ve downloaded the preview, inserted it into your video editing project and created a rough cut of the video to the preview audio track.Once you get client approval on the music choice you will want to go ahead and buy a high resolution version of the audio file to replace in your project…but you certainly don’t want to have to recut the music.  This is where simply “relinking” the music comes in handy.  Final Cut Pro X has a ‘relink event clips to media files‘ function, that will change the referenced audio file while preserving all edits, settings and adjustments.In the following video tutorial I show you how to easily swap referenced files in your Final Cut Pro X video editing projects – an essential tip for working with demo versions of stock or production music:last_img read more

Court acquits Taulava of P9.5-M tax evasion charges

first_imgRead Next Asi Taulava now can heave a sigh of relief.Filipino-Tongan basketball player Pauliasi “Asi” Taulava has scored against the Bureau of Internal Revenue, as the Court of Tax Appeals acquitted him of P9.55-million tax evasion charges.In a 41-page decision dated Nov. 3, the CTA First Division said BIR failed to prove that it properly served the final letter of demand informing Taulava of his tax assessment for the year 2004.ADVERTISEMENT The prosecution did not present the registry receipt issued by the Bureau of Posts or the registry return card as proof that Taulava was mailed the assessment notice, which he denied receiving.The failure to give due process to Taulava “gives rise to the conclusion that the accused is under no obligation to pay for the subject taxes,” read the decision penned by Associate Justice Erlinda P. Uy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAssociate Justices Roman G. del Rosario and Cielito N. Mindaro-Grulla concurred in the decision.BIR accused Taulava, who currently plays for NLEX Road Warriors and is the oldest active player in the Philippine Basketball Association, of failing to pay his deficiency income tax and value-added tax for the year 2004. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort PBA D-League Draft set Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Duterte calls out gov’t agencies: Simplify transactions or I’ll kill you? PLAY LIST 02:24Duterte calls out gov’t agencies: Simplify transactions or I’ll kill you?01:15SC chief Peralta wants US-Marshall patterned security for PH judges00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The said assessments were stated in separate assessment notices dated Jan. 5, 2009. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments MOST READlast_img read more

10 months agoMartinez offers transfer advice to Chelsea ace Hazard

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Martinez offers transfer advice to Chelsea ace Hazardby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBelgium coach Roberto Martinez says Chelsea ace Eden Hazard needs to trust his “intuition” over the prospect of leaving for Real Madrid. With Real circling, Hazard has postponed new contract talks until the end of the season.Martinez has weighed into the debate, stating: “Hazard? He is a person who is always guided by his intuition. He is a realistic player. “He left Belgium very young because he wanted to be a footballer, and from there, he managed things with his clubs that are not normal. He is a person who is prepared to arrive in any project at the global level. “My advice is that he be happy and follow his intuition.” last_img read more