A just god?

first_imgRichard Dawkins would make short work of Jonathan Goldsmith’s musings on religion and science (25 March), ruthlessly dismissing the idea that justice exists beyond us as an ‘eternal lamp’. If science is the ultimate explanation, then justice, exactly like law, is a rapidly changing artificial human construct, determined like everything by an overriding biological survival instinct. Humans after all are just clever animals, and justice, like law, truth, kindness and so on, is ultimately just a meaningless chemical reaction in the brain. The idea that ‘human beings cannot change principles of justice’ has no place in a purely scientific view of the world – instead it comes straight from this country’s Judeo-Christian heritage and DNA. If there really is an ‘eternal lamp’ of justice then that strongly implies the existence of a just god. Surely, Jonathan Goldsmith can do better than ‘not to think too much about’ this ultimate issue? Alastair Bates, Gilbert Stephens, Sidmouth, Devonlast_img read more

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Legal charity calls on firms to support vulnerable staff

first_imgElizabeth Rimmer‘We get calls from lawyers at all stages of their careers who have made mistakes and are frightened to admit them, we get calls from junior lawyers who do not feel supported by their manager and are questioning if the law is for them, we get calls from lawyers who are being bullied and harassed by colleagues,’ said Rimmer.She explained that the competitive legal environment, 24/7 culture and financial pressures on firms mean people are unwilling to seek out help.In this case it is up to their firms to spot the signs that fee earners are struggling and provide an environment where they can open up.‘No one should feel frightened in the legal workplace to talk to a manager or a colleague about a work matter that is worrying them, as serious as the consequences may be, the saying ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ is true,’ added Rimmer.‘We know that making the transition into practice can be a particularly vulnerable time for junior lawyers and that an approachable and supportive management style is vital at the start of their legal careers.’Contact LawCare support services:Helpline: 0800 279 6888Email: support@lawcare.org.uk Legal charity LawCare has urged law firm bosses to do more to protect junior staff members who may be showing signs of desperation.This week the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal opted to allow Sovani Romana James to continue in practise despite being found to have created and backdated letters to give the impression a case was progressing.The tribunal decided that James, who at the time worked for south-east firm McMillan Williams, was under pressure to record more hours and showed signs of anxiety and stress, but was not given the required support by her managers. The firm has yet to comment on the case.Elizabeth Rimmer, chief executive of LawCare, said James’s situation was a familiar one to her charity, as a range of factors are contributing to a working environment that takes its toll on lawyers’ mental health and wellbeing.last_img read more

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Watch: music video debuts for new Prince single Holly Rock

first_imgThe music video for new Prince single Holly Rock has been released.Originally written and recorded for Sheila E., the song is the second track to be lifted from the critically acclaimed album Originals. Holly Rock was tracked at Sunset Sound studios in Los Angeles at the end of April 1985 the same week he recorded Kiss for his Parade album.Holly Rock is available to stream and download, and is accompanied by a vibrant new animated video, created by London-based Electric Light Studios, and co-produced by The Prince Estate and Warner Records. Watch it below:Holly Rock was recorded for the Krush Groove soundtrack and Prince gave Sheila E. sole writing and producer credit, even though he produced the track and co-wrote it with her. Originals is the first time that Holly Rock has appeared on a Prince-related album and been made available digitally.Originals, out now, is a 15-track album featuring 14 previously unreleased recordings of Prince’s versions of songs he gave to other artists such as The Glamorous Life, Manic Monday and Nothing Compares 2 U.The album is available to download and from streaming partners and physically on CD, 180 gram 2LP, and limited edition Deluxe CD+2LP Purple Vinyl set. Buy Originals now.last_img read more

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Lauderhill Mall to host “Voices of Jamaica” cultural event

first_imgLauderhill Mall to host “Voices of Jamaica” cultural event On Saturday 26, from 5:30 -7:30 pm, The Lauderhill Mall, in conjunction with the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual “VOICES OF JAMAICA” cultural event, in celebration of Black History Month.Held under the Distinguished Patronage of the Consulate General of Jamaica, the Program includes a presentation by Jamaica’s Consul General, the Hon. Franz N. Hall, who will speak on “Jamaica’s Contributions to Black History.”  The Jamaican Folk Revue, the Tallawah Mento Band, and the Sierra Norwood Cultural Kids Group will treat the audience to songs and recitals that take a nostalgic and amusing look at Jamaican Folklore as well as modern Jamaican drama.Jamaican Playwright, Poet and Folklorist, Rev. Easton Lee, will present from his repertoire and hilarious depictions of the intertwining of Chinese and Black Jamaican cultures in Jamaica.  Malachi Smith, an Award-Winning and vastly entertaining Jamaican Poet and Cultural Orator, will thrill the audience with his famous renditions.Ash Matthews will don the atmosphere with Jamaican music…especially featuring the music of Jamaican Musical Icon and the “People’s Hero,” the late Bob Marley, whose birthdate is also celebrated during Black History Month.“Voices of Jamaica is designed to broaden our business networking scope by sharing our rich Jamaican Culture with the general community,” said Marie Gill, President of the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce. “Celebrating Black History Month in this manner helps to fulfill a component of the Chamber’s mission: To encourage and enhance business development among our membership; Promote Brand Jamaica; and Increase and Facilitate Trade and Cultural Awareness between Jamaica and the United States.”Jamaican Jerk Festival King, Eddie Edwards of Riddims Marketing, will Emcee the event.  Admission to Voices of Jamaica is free but seating is limited, and registration is encouraged.To RSVP or to purchase Exhibitor Space, send email to marie@jamaicausachamber.org or call 1.866.577.3236.last_img read more

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Alix Boyd-Knights re-elected Speaker

first_img 520 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! LocalNews Alix Boyd-Knights re-elected Speaker by: Dominica Vibes News – February 20, 2015 Sharecenter_img Share Share Speaker of the House of Assembly, Alix Boyd KnightsAlix Boyd Knights was on Friday re-elected as Speaker of the House of Assembly of the Commonwealth of Dominica for a fourth consecutive term, making her the longest serving speaker.Mrs Knights, who has been the Speaker of the House of Assembly since 2000, was re-elected with twenty-one (21) votes during the first meeting of the first session of the ninth parliament on 20 February at the House of Assembly on Victoria Street, Roseau.This is the first meeting of Parliament following the 2014 general election in which the Dominica Labour Party regained power with fifteen seats while the United Workers Party won six seats.The first order of business for that sitting was the election of the Speaker of the House.The Opposition United Workers Party, led by Lennox Linton, announced former Dominica Freedom Party leader Judith Pestaina as its nominee. She obtained ten (10) votes.Mrs Knights was escorted into Parliament by Justina Charles, who proposed her nomination and Ian Douglas who seconded the nomination.“I wish to thank the Honorable Members here for voting for me for, for electing me once again for the fourth term to be the Speaker of this Honorable House, I am gratified, I am honored and I thank them and I thank the Lord for bring this day about in my life. Thank you Lord,” Mrs Knights said.Thirty-one (31) members of Parliament voted in Friday’s election in the following order; Roosevelt Skerrit, Levi Peter, Reginald Austrie, Ian Douglas, Rayburn Blackmoore, Dr John Collin McIntyre, Petter Saint Jean, Dr Kenneth Darroux, Justina Charles, Edward Registe, Kelvar Darroux, Johnson Drigo, Casius Darroux, Ivor Stephenson, Francine Baron, Robert Tonge, Miriam Blanchard, Roselyn Paul, Ian Pinard, Lady Catherine Daniel, Jahisiah Benoit, Lennox Linton, Hector John, Ezekiel Bazil, Daniel Lugay, Joshua Francis, Joseph Isaac, Monell Williams, Felix Thomas, Isaac Baptiste, Dr Thomson Fontaine.Senator Edward Registe, the government’s nominee for deputy speaker, was elected unopposed.– / 68last_img read more

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Non Magnetic RF Contacts and Modules Enhance the Quality and Accuracy of MRI and Other Medical Scans and Imaging

first_img MMCX Single Plug & Receptacle MMCX Module of 6 PCB Plugs & Receptacles SSMCX Module of 8 PCB Plugs & Right Angle Receptacles SSMCX Module of 8 for RG178 cable Cable Assemblies for the series In addition, most other Molex standard configuration RF contacts and modules are available in non-magnetic (i.e., non-ferrous) versions by special order, as are custom configurations and cable assemblies. Standard products from stock ship in 8 weeks, depending on quantity and configuration.  Custom configurations typically require 8 to 12 weeks to ship. These non-magnetic connectors will be showcased at MD&M West, February 10 – 12, Anaheim, CA, booth 1746. Molex has launched a new product family of MediSpec™ Non-magnetic RF (radio frequency) Contacts and Modules as an extension to its existing line of RF/Microwave interconnect solutions.These non-magnetic contacts have been developed to support the requirements of the medical imaging marketplace. In the medical imaging field, interconnects made with ferrous materials can create interference problems that degrade image quality. These affordable, high performing, non-ferrous versions actually enhance image quality and granularity, rendering scans and images more readable and accurate.  This provides significant value for manufacturers of MRI and other types of diagnostic imaging equipment.The new RF non-magnetic contacts and modules are designed to align with the connector types and performance requirements of major MRI equipment manufacturers – and are offered at a more affordable price point than non-magnetic versions currently offered by boutique vendors.Molex product offerings designed to address the needs of medical device manufacturers include:last_img read more

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Strasburg Shuts Down the Tribe; Indians Fall to Nationals 4-1

first_img Related TopicsCarlos CarrascoIndiansNationalsStephen Strasburg Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. CLEVELAND – The Indians Tuesday night were able to use a 9th inning rally to come back to beat the Nationals 7-6 at Progressive Field. Wednesday, it was too much Stephen Strasburg, who shut out the Indians for seven innings as the Nationals beat the Indians 4-1.The loss drops the Indians to 57-42 on the season, and the team has lost four of its last five games including the sweep over the weekend in Baltimore by the Orioles. Carlos Carrasco gave the Indians six innings of work as the starter, but labored early, and allowed two runs in the second inning which was more than enough for Strasburg.Carrasco walked three and struck out five, and was charged with the loss to fall to 7-4 on the season. Trea Turner’s two-run single to left with the bases loaded in the second was the biggest hit of the day for the Nats.“I thought coming out of the chute he had really good stuff,” Indians manager Terry Francona said of Carrasco.“I think he was a little excited to pitch against Strasburg, it was nice to see if he could match up, thought he had a little extra.”The hit came though after another defensive miscue for the Indians, as they had a chance for a double play earlier in the inning, but Jason Kipnis dropped the throw from Francisco Lindor as he tried to make the pivot, and it went down as a fielder’s choice instead of a double play.The two-run single came later in the inning, giving the Nats the lead which they would never lose.“Nothing happened (in the second inning), it was just a long inning, I threw 40 pitches or something like that,” Carrasco said. “I kind of lost my control in there, but not too much happened just the two runs, they could have had more but I was able to hold them to two.”The lead may have been two till the 6th, but it might as well have been a lot more for Strasburg, who was able to keep the Tribe in check, walking two and striking out seven in throwing 110 pitches in the win.“He’s really good,” Francona said of the now 14-1 Nationals starter. “Like you hear me talk about our guys all the time, he’s got a lot of weapons, he can throw the ball by you, slider, he’s got everything.”The Indians offense managed six hits on the day, with Jose Ramirez and Tyler Naquin each pounding out two hits, but the offense was held down most of the day other than those two players.Thursday the Indians are off and they welcome in the Oakland A’s on Friday for the first of a three-game weekend set. Oakland sits in fourth in the AL West at 46-55 entering play on Wednesday. center_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

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GAME NOTES: UWF to Open GSC Play vs. Alabama-Huntsville, North Alabama

first_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida men’s basketball team tips off Gulf South Conference play this week with home games against Alabama-Huntsville and North Alabama.  Last year UWF went 2-8 in conference play, finishing sixth in the East Division.  The Argonauts are 7-7 heading into conference play this year, but they have won six of their last eight games.2010-11 UWF Men’s Basketball Game Notes- 1/13 vs. Alabama-Huntsville, 1/15 vs. North Alabama – 12/30 McDonald Fleming Moorhead Classic- 12/18 @ Courtyard by Marriott Holiday Classic – 12/12 @ Delta State, 12/15 vs. Columbus State- 11/26 @ Coca-Cola Classic  – 11/18 @ Alaska Invitational- 11/12 @ UCF BACK IN PENSACOLAThe Argos have played just three games at home this year, and they are 3-0 at the UWF Field House.  Thursday’s GSC opener against Alabama-Huntsville will mark the team’s first home game in front of the student body this year, as the previous three home games were during the semester break.  UWF is 10-8 at home in two years under head coach Bob Stinnett.ALL-AROUND PLAYERJunior Jamar Moore is averaging 16.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game this year, ranking him in the top 10 in the GSC in all three categories.  Moore and Christian Brothers’ Scott Dennis are the only two players in the conference to rank in the top 10 in both rebounds and assists, and Moore is the only player to rank in the top 10 in all three categories.  Dennis ranks 14th in the GSC with 14.3 points per game, while he also averages 3.8 assists and a conference-best 11.6 rebounds.AROUND THE GSCThursday marks the opening of the conference season for the GSC East Division, but the GSC West conference slate is already under way.  No. 14 Christian Brothers (13-2, 1-0 GSC) is one of four teams off to a 1-0 start in the West, and they face Arkansas Tech (10-3, 1-0 GSC) on Thursday night in a matchup of the last two schools to win GSC championships (ATU in 2008-09 and 2009-10, CBU in 2007-08).SCOUTING THE CHARGERSUAH is off to a hot start in 2010-11, as the Chargers earned a spot in the national top 10 this week with a 13-2 record.  The Chargers are one of the most disciplined teams in the nation, averaging over 18 assists per game while turning it over 12 times per contest.  They also can shoot it, scoring 78.7 points per game while shooting 52.6 percent from the floor.Point guard Josh Magette is one of the top players in the GSC, and he’s averaging 12.7 points, 7.9 assists and 4.5 assists this year while also shooting 56.8 percent from the floor and 42.6 percent from long range.  Jaime Smith is the team’s top scorer at 13.8 points per game.  The Chargers will be without big man Zane Campbell, who is averaging 12.9 points and 5.0 rebounds per game but is out with a knee injury.SCOUTING THE LIONSNorth Alabama has had mixed results early in the 2010-11 season, starting the year with a 7-9 mark entering conference play.  The Lions are led by Ricky Davis, who scores 15.3 points per game, while big man Marcus Landry (11.5 ppg, 7.4 rpg) and point guard Beaumont Beasley (12.1 ppg, 3.9 apg) are also key to UNA’s success.HOT SHOOTINGUWF has shot over 50 percent from the field in five games this year, and they are 5-0 in those games.  All five games came in December, a month in which the team went 5-1.  As a team, the Argonauts rank ninth in the GSC in field goal percentage at 46.1.LEWIS FOR THREE!Junior Mike Lewis has hit a three-pointer in all but one game this season, averaging 3.1 threes per game.  Lewis ranks sixth in the GSC and 28th in Division II in three-pointers per game.  He is also a skilled overall scorer, ranking third in the GSC with 17.5 points per game while shooting 44.2 percent from the floor, 38.3 percent from long range, and 67.3 percent from the free throw line.TOURNAMENT STANDOUTSJuniors Mike Lewis and Jamar Moore earned spots on the all-tournament team at the Alaska Invitational, and Lewis and senior Darryl McGhee were named to the McDonald Fleming Moorhead UWF Christmas Classic all-tournament team.  Lewis also earned MVP honors at the UWF Christmas Classic.SO CLOSE …Anthony Sims is still looking for his first double-double, despite coming close on multiple occasions.  Sims is averaging 7.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. 11/19 – 9 pts, 12 reb 11/20 – 9 pts, 8 reb 11/29 – 10 pts, 9 reb, 6 ast 12/15 – 7 pts, 9 ast 12/30 – 13 pts, 8 reb, 6 astUP NEXT: WEST ALABAMA AND VALDOSTA STATEAfter this week’s games, the Argos will hit the road to face West Alabama and No. 24 Valdosta State in their first two road games of the conference season.  UWF will then close out January with a trip to Lambuth on Jan. 30.Print Friendly Version GAME NOTES: UWF to Open GSC Play vs. Alabama-Huntsville, North Alabama UWF is off to a 7-7 start in Bob Stinnett’s second season as head coach (Photo by David Marshall) center_img Sharelast_img read more

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Kenai Man Released Again, Alleged Victim Says She Initiated Contact

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Roosevelt Hearod will today be released from jail for the second time in a week. Hearod was accused by an off-duty police officer of violating a protective order, but his alleged victim told the court she had initiated the contact and Hearod had told her he couldn’t talk to her. State prosecutors argued that police have a duty to report crimes whether they are on or off duty and asked if the off-duty officer was expected to “close her eyes” and ignore the alleged violation. During today’s bail review hearing, Hearod’s attorney Nathan Lockwood told asked the court what his client was expected to do, “sprint into the ocean? There’s nowhere to go on Kenai’s north beach. I don’t understand what the State expects someone to do to avoid contact.” State prosecutors didn’t dispute the alleged victim’s statements, but Kenai District Court Judge Sharon Illsley told 39-year-old Hearod that “You can’t even say, ‘I can’t have contact with you,’ because that’s contact.” Hearod was acquitted on Wednesday of threatening two Kenai Police officers on Christmas Eve. Just hours after being found not guilty, he was turned in for the alleged protective order violation by one of those officers and arrested by the other.center_img Hearod was granted $500 unsecured cash appearance bond. He will face court again on May 25. Lockwood argued for lighter bail conditions, saying his client didn’t have any money to post bail because he had been in jail for five months on charges for which he was ultimately found not guilty. The victim told the courts she is in the process of moving to Wasilla, which will reduce the chances of any future violations.last_img read more

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Former national Ivan Ivanov ended his football career

first_imgFormer national athlete Ivan Ivanov surprisingly announced on social media that he was ending his professional career.The youngster of CSKA was elected Footballer №1 of Bulgaria in 2013, as serious injuries somewhat hindered the far more glamorous development of his career. Russia last played in Eter. During his career he also defended the colors of Pirin, CSKA, Lokomotiv (Plovdiv), Alanya (Vladikavkaz), Partizan, Basel, Panathinaikos, Arsenal (Tula), Beroe, Altai and Vihren (Sandanski).“No need for many words. Everyone who played this game knows how hard such a decision is made. Thank you for the adventure. Wonderful moments, exciting stories, devilish thrill, unseen sweat, healthy battles. Tears of joy and disappointment. In a nutshell” KING FOOTBALL !!P.S. See you on the other side of the sideline. ” Surprise: Nikolay Dimitrov-Hicho ends his careerThe midfielder wanted to concentrate on his business in our countrylast_img read more

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