Baseball eyes strong start against tough competition

first_imgWinter storm benefits businesses around TCU Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts Katherine Griffith printWith less than a month until the opening day, TCU baseball looks toward starting strong amid a tough schedule.“This is my 17th year and this is the toughest schedule we have ever played,” head coach Jim Schlossnagle said Friday.Schlossnagle talked about the importance of having a tough schedule to learn more about his team early on and to look favorable to the NCAA selection committee if they’re on the bubble at the end of the season. “When you play poor teams who aren’t of the same ability level, you really don’t learn anything about your team,” Schlossnagle said. “And at the end of the year when you are sitting on the bubble, as we were last year to make the NCAA tournament, if you haven’t made an attempt to play a great schedule you are going to get penalized for that.”Charles King, a senior right-handed pitcher, said the team doesn’t “have any easy games” in their non-conference schedule.Charles King said the team has no pushover games this season. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.“Our non-conference games are not going to be pushovers,” he said. “That is going to help no matter what. Even if we drop a few games [it’s] not a big deal because we are playing against the highest level of teams out there and that only helps us in the long run.”With their season ending in the regionals last year, the Frogs are looking to reset and play what their head coach calls “sound, fundamental baseball.”“We had really good offensive numbers last year but we did not play good baseball,” Schlossnagle said. “[We gave up] a lot of free bases, didn’t play sound defense and…this team is already better from a defensive standpoint. I believe talent-wise they are better.”Senior catcher Zach Humphreys said he wants to end his last season strong — and nothing would be better for him than a trip to Omaha.“This is my last ride; it’s the one thing I want,” Humphreys said. “I don’t just want to get to Omaha I want to win it, do something we have never done around here.”While TCU has 11 pitchers returning to their staff, many key pieces were drafted last season: Nick Lodolo, Brandon Williamson, Jared Janczak, and Jake Eissler.Charles King, a senior right-handed pitcher, said the team brought in a lot of junior college players to raise the competition level for all players.“That really helps put a fire under peoples’ seats…and has these guys competing for spots, which is good for everybody,” King said.Head Coach Jim Schlossnagle. Photo by Jack Wallace.The key returners to the pitching staff include King, Cal Coughlin, Haylen Green and Augie Mihlbauer. The Frogs also have a group of pitchers coming back from the IR list, including Caleb Sloan and Russell Smith. Smith underwent Tommy John surgery in the fall and Sloan suffered an elbow injury.“Russell [Smith], knock on wood, is in a really good spot to earn a job on our rotation at some point or some level,” Schlossnagle said. “Sloan will ease back into it slower but there is no question he is going to pitch a lot.”Key infield players from last year who are returning to the roster this year include Humphreys, Austin Henry, Connor Shepherd and Bobby Goodloe.“Austin is a big part of our offense for sure, so he will be in the lineup,” Schlossnagle said. “There will be days when he is playing first and days he is DH-ing.”Henry led the team last season with 42 RBIs and earned 2019 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 as well as Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on March 18. Henry also started in all 62 games, all at second base.With Johnny Rizer and Josh Watson leaving, the outfield is missing most of their starters from last year. Hunter Wolfe, who started in right field 19 times, is returning. Austin Henry warms up during the team’s first fall practice. Photo by Nathan Lowe.“It is unfortunate he [Wolfe] had so many injuries last year,” Schlossnagle said. “He is one of the more dynamic offensive players we had here in terms of his speed and power combination.”Wolfe hit .301 last season and had an on-base percentage of .417. Wolfe was also 12-for-14 on stolen bases and had 13 games with more than one hit. He earned a spot on the 2019 NCAA All-Regional Team in Fayetteville, Arkansas.“This has become a program where the expectations are super high, and that’s ok, because the support is really high,” Schlossnagle said. “This team just needs to become the best version of itself.”The Horned Frogs are set to kick off their season at home against Kentucky. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 at Lupton Stadium. Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ Facebook Twittercenter_img Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ Second phase of Fort Worth Zoo renovation project to open in mid-April Spring athletes get another year of eligibility Facebook Previous articleHockey drops 2-game series to DBUNext articleSamuel’s big day not enough as men’s basketball fall at Arkansas Katherine Griffith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photo by Nathan Lowe ReddIt Linkedin Reservations at TCU Recreation Center in high demand due to pandemic guidelines Twitter Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/last_img read more

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2021-06-13

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Elderly magazine publisher jailed for a year

first_img Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes January 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Elderly magazine publisher jailed for a year RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) called today on China’s new president, Hu Jintao, to order his public security minister to release at once a 70-year-old magazine editor imprisoned without trial a year ago for subversion.The organisation Human Rights in China (HRIC) disclosed that Wang Daqi, editor of the magazine Ecology, had only been sentenced last 19 December to a year in prison by the intermediate court in the eastern city of Hefei for publishing articles about forbidden subjects and for “incitement to overthrow the government.” Since he has already been in prison for a year, he is due for release in a few weeks time. Reporters Without Borders called for his immediate release and for his conviction to be annulled. HRIC said he was being held in “appalling” conditions and was sharing a cell with more than 20 other prisoners.One of the offending articles, earlier published in Hong Kong, was about the 35th anniversary of the China’s Cultural Revolution. The court also accused him of printing excerpts from a 1990s novel called “Red Blood, White Snow” which was banned because it criticised the Chinese army. Wang was arrested on 24 January last year as he was leaving his home. His fate was a mystery for several days, after which police came to the house and took away magazines, address books and commercial bills. His family was told on 7 February that he had been arrested and charged with “undermining national security.”Wang is a retired professor at the Hefei Industrial University and an expert on the ecology of Lake Chao, in Anhui province. In 1987, he took over Ecology and advocated the gradual democratisation of China as a way to preserve the environment. In 1997, after he had persistently criticised the Chinese state security apparatus, the police asked him to stop publishing the magazine, but he refused. News Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Organisation center_img June 2, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News ChinaAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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2021-06-12

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San Marino Motor Classic Celebrates Biggest Year Yet

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Make a comment HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Giving Back San Marino Motor Classic Celebrates Biggest Year Yet From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | 3:03 pm The sixth annual San Marino Motor Classic returned to Lacy Park in San Marino on Sunday, June 12, with an impressive array of classic, vintage and rare automobiles. The 300 plus cars displayed at the year’s Concours-level car exhibition attracted around 7,000 spectators.A 1930 Rolls Royce Towncar owned by Jack and Hellen Nethercutt took home the pre-war “Best in Show” award. Post-war “Best in Show” was awarded to a 1956 Mercedes Benz 300Sc Coupe owned by Vin and Erika DiBona.This year’s event, which is entirely organized and managed by volunteers, raised $250,000 for local charities-– the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA and the Rotary Club of San Marino. Proceeds from the “A Symphony of Cars: The USC Trojan Marching Band in Concert” gala benefited the USC Trojan Marching Band.“This was our best year yet,” says Aaron Weiss, chairman of the event. “It would be impossible to produce a show of this magnitude without the community’s support. I cannot thank our dedicated volunteers, sponsors and entrants enough.”Mark your calendars: next year’s show is set for Sunday, June 11, 2017. For the full list of winners, visit: https://www.sanmarinomotorclassic.com/winners/2016.About the San Marino Motor ClassicThe San Marino Motor Classic is a concours-level collector car show and competition that features a broad array of motorcars that span more than a century. Chaired by Aaron Weiss, it is the successor of the Los Angeles Concours d’Elegance. For more information including directions, a list of past winners, competing classes and to purchase tickets visit www.sanmarinomotorclassic.com. Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

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2021-06-12

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Wilfried Zaha ‘likes’ Instagram post confirming Nicolas Pepe’s move to Arsenal

first_imgZaha ‘liked’ a post announcing Pepe’s arrival at Arsenal (Picture: Instagram)Last month, Zaha’s brother, Judicael, pleaded with Palace to let the winger ‘realise his dream’ and join Arsenal.‘Wilfried will always hold Crystal Palace and their fans in the highest regard and all the support they have given means the world to him. It is my brother’s dream, though, to play for Arsenal,’ he said.‘Given all that Wilfried has given to Crystal Palace to help them remain a Premier League club, I hope Palace will be able to see their way to agreeing a deal with Arsenal.‘It would allow Wilfried to realise his dream of playing European football for the club he has supported since childhood.’ Comment Wilfried Zaha plays with Arsenal new boy Nicolas Pepe for the Ivory Coast national team (Picture: Getty)Wilfried Zaha has reacted to Nicolas Pepe’s move from Lille to Arsenal by ‘liking’ a post on Instagram announcing the £72million transfer.Pepe’s big-money switch makes him Arsenal’s record signing and the 24-year-old forward also becomes the most expensive African footballer in the history of the game.The Gunners have been eager to bring in a winger since the start of the summer and after their £40m bid for Zaha was rejected, the club turned to Pepe, a player who took Ligue 1 by storm last season.Zaha, a boyhood fan of Arsenal, subsequently told Crystal Palace that he wanted to move on from Selhurst Park and his future remains in serious doubt, with Everton now favourites for his signature.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHowever, recent reports claim that Arsenal are persisting with a bid for Zaha and hope to sign the 26-year-old alongside their move for Pepe.After Pepe’s record move to the Emirates was announced, Zaha ‘liked’ an Instagram post which said: ‘Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pepe has joined Arsenal in a club-record deal.’Many believe Zaha may have been hinting at a possible move to Arsenal, while others have suggested that he was probably just happy for his Ivory Coast team-mate.Make of it what you will…  Pepe’s move makes him the most expensive African football ever (Picture: Getty)Pepe has revealed that Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were the players who ‘sprang to mind’ when he knew he was joining the club.‘When I knew I was coming to Arsenal, I immediately thought of the French guys who play here,’ Pepe told Arsenal’s official website.‘I thought of Ozil, the world champions, Lacazette, Aubameyang and many more. Of course, these are the players who sprang to mind because I used to watch them when I was at Lille.‘Also, Lacazette used to play for Lyon and so I have had the opportunity to play against him. It will be an honour to play alongside him.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesEmery has promised fans that Pepe will bring ‘pace, power and creativity’ to his attack ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.‘Nicolas is a highly-rated and talented winger who was wanted by many of the top teams in Europe,’ Emery said.Signing a top-class winger has been one of our key objectives in this transfer window and I’m delighted he’s joining.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He will add pace, power and creativity, with the aim of bringing more goals to our team.’MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks out on Manchester United transfer plans amid Maguire and Dybala links Wilfried Zaha ‘likes’ Instagram post confirming Nicolas Pepe’s move to Arsenalcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 1 Aug 2019 6:12 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.2kShares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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2020-10-18

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UW hopes lightning strikes twice

first_imgAs defending national champions, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team has been, well, somewhat of an average team this season. A few highs here, a few lows there, but nothing too spectacular along the way.This is especially true in terms of the Badgers’ series in the 2006-07 campaign. Out of 12 two-game sets this year, Wisconsin has won three, lost three, and split six series.What’s more, the Badgers are holding down sixth place in the ten-team WCHA, which has designated them the first team out of the national poll (a handful of votes behind No. 20 Quinnipiac). UW currently sits on the bubble of USCHO.com’s pairwise rankings, just outside the top 16 that will qualify for the NCAA tournament.Whether this is caused by losing too many good players to graduation, a letdown from winning it all last April, or running into too much talent in the early part of this season — 17 out of their 24 games thus far have been against ranked teams — it’s impossible to tell. All the Badgers know is that, after getting last weekend off, they begin a six-week stretch tonight; 12 more games that will go a long way in determining how the postseason will shake out for Mike Eaves’ boys.Wisconsin (10-12-2, 7-8-1 WCHA) has a great chance this weekend to buck the trend of splitting series, as it plays host to ninth-place Minnesota State-Mankato Friday and Saturday nights at the Kohl Center. The Mavericks (8-14-4, 5-10-3) could be just what the doctor ordered for Wisconsin’s downtrodden offense (91 goals allowed in 26 games, second-most in the conference).While senior defenseman Jeff Likens and the Badgers are relieved to be facing some unranked teams at this point in the season — just four of their remaining 12 games involve ranked opponents — they know to be wary against a hard-working Minnesota State team that recently took three out of four series points from No. 4 St. Cloud State.”These guys might not be up there as far as the rankings go, but they work hard,” Likens said. “It’s definitely going to be a hard battle this weekend. They may not have the [No. 1 ranked] skill, but they’re going to have the work ethic of a No. 1 team in the nation.”After sweeping North Dakota on the road in December, senior forward Jake Dowell expressed the importance of winning games on back-to-back nights, considering that’s what is required of teams in the WCHA and national tournaments. With teams like Minnesota and Denver no longer in front of UW, he feels Wisconsin has an opportunity to make a late-season push.”The stretch kind of began playing those real tough teams, Minnesota and Denver, and the fact that we were able to play well against them, we thought we could have come out (of) both those series with sweeps,” Dowell said. “Now, we go in and play a team like this that’s going to give you everything they’ve got every night.”According to head coach Mike Eaves, stopping Minnesota State begins and ends with neutralizing Maverick senior forward Travis Morin, who, with 31 points (13 goals, 18 assists), enters this weekend as the No. 3 point scorer in the conference.”He’s their offensive key, and if he has a good weekend, they’ll be successful,” Eaves said. “If we can limit him, then probably we’ll be successful.”For Wisconsin, playing Minnesota State has certain other significance in reference to its championship series. In a late February series, the Badgers left Mankato after giving up 13 goals and getting swept by the Mavericks 6-4 and 7-3. The disastrous weekend prompted a closed-door, players-only meeting, which apparently worked; Wisconsin went on to win nine of their next ten games, capped by that 2-1 championship victory over Boston College.”The biggest thing was holding ourselves accountable,” Likens said. “We talked about how it’s got to come within — we can’t have Coach coming up and snapping [at us] every couple minutes. As players, we’ve got to have trust in each other — that was a big thing that came out of the meeting.”While the Badgers hope to not relive last season’s drubbing at Mankato this weekend at the Kohl Center, it’s that kind of late-season effort and chemistry that could make what has been largely an unspectacular season a whole lot better.Dowell explained how this weekend, which brings the matchup of a gritty Mankato team, could prove the perfect example of how Wisconsin needs to play the remainder of this conference season.”They’re going to play hard, and we have to match their heart,” Dowell said. “That’s the way we need to play the whole rest of the season, so we’re playing great hockey at the end of the year. That’s exactly how we need to be playing.”last_img read more

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2020-09-17

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The Opinionated Spectator…NBA is back and the Lakers are suffering

first_imgHouston Rockets center Dwight Howard, right, has words with Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won 108-90. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The NBA season started yesterday and I was so excited.I have missed basketball. I have missed Kobe. I have missed LeBron. I have missed Chris Paul and his altar ego Cliff Paul. I have even missed Charles Barkley‘s predictions.I have not missed Paul Pierce. But I have missed screaming vulgarities at him as I watch the game.A new season. A new opportunity for my beloved player to add to his collections of championships. I was optimistic. My team was going to scrap and fight. It was going to be difficult but my NBA team was going to make the playoffs and well, who knows what could happen in the postseason.If you follow the Opinionated Spectator, you know my NBA team is the Los Angeles Lakers.  If you don’t follow, then shame on you!Alexis Sara CobbI love the NBA. I love basketball. But most of all I love the Lakers. I make no apologies. If you want me to follow a different team, then show me the alternative NBA basketball team in Pittsburgh, PA. Oh wait, we have nothing. Well there you go.The Lakers played last night against Houston. Here is what you need to know. Dwight is still a whiner and we are all collectively glad he is gone. He elbowed Kobe in the face. Classless act.The Houston Rockets won. 108-90. James Harden was a beast and Kobe looked good. But that’s not the main headline.Julius Randle, the Lakers promising first round draft pick, broke his right tibia. I still haven’t fully accepted the injury. I can’t help but think. Did that really just happen?The NBA season started and just like that the Lakers lose their top 10 draft pick to injury. Are you freaking kidding me? We just drafted him!!!We just got Kobe back. We just finally buried the ghost of Nash in the back closet with his back brace. And now, you are going to tell me that Kobe won’t have young Julius to play the entire season. He was healthy for 14 minutes of one game.I can’t. I simply cannot comprehend this.So, now I have to root for Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer, Jordan Hill, Wesley Johnson, and Kobe.Kobe shouldn’t even be in the same room with two of those players, let alone the same team. I’m so disgusted. I can’t breathe. I can’t comprehend this debacle. I was going to write such an uplifting positive story. Basketball was back! My refuge. And now, I have 81 more games of stressful existence before the Lakers can be certain that they can even make the playoffs.Oh God. – I can’t breathe. – Okay, my mom said to me when I feel overwhelmed to say a prayer. Okay here is my prayer.Dear Basketball God – please do not let this injury be the defining moment of the Lakers season. Please make Carlos jump high and defend, please make Lin understand what defense is and please don’t let Kobe self-implode. I would really appreciate that. – Amen.The NBA season started yesterday. And, I am trying not to be devastated.Alexis Sara Cobb may be reached at:  [email protected] or (724) 561-8082  Follow her on Twitter: @alexissaralast_img read more

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2020-08-12

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Coronavirus Impact Deepens, County Asks for Supplies

first_imgState officials predict that the novel coronavirus will peak in New Jersey in 14 to 21 days. On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy said people should expect schools to be closed “for a meaningful period of time.” It will not impact graduation requirements, he assured. “Our Office of Emergency Management has been in contact with the state and county officials discussing these issues,” Walsifer wrote to The Two River Times. “Things are changing on a daily basis and we will take direction from the Governor’s office. The health and safety of our residents, employees and First Responders, as well as everyone who comes into our town, is our top priority.” Now, every weekday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., people are encouraged to donate PPE items for health care professionals and law enforcement officials at the Thompson Park drop-off site, located at 805 Newman Springs Road. Items include nitrile examination gloves, surgical or N95 masks, protective gowns, protective face shields, multifunction no-contact infrared thermometers, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes. Responding to the idea of tourists visiting their shore homes, Belmar Mayor Mark Walsifer said most people who own second homes at the shore and come to Belmar to ride out the COVID-19 situation are responsible and will follow all the rules that are in place. But as the weather gets warmer, they anticipate a larger influx in town as people come to the beach and boardwalk. One of the challenges that the county now faces is how the COVID-19 disease will impact its tourism industry, which is crucial in the county and throughout the state. As warmer weather approaches and the disease spreads, some people are looking to travel to their summer homes in Jersey Shore towns. Arnone said that is a “major” concern. “I understand the difficulty of staying inside your house. But let’s put things in perspective on what the long-term issue is here,” said Arnone. Additionally, municipal officials are now encouraged to conduct business remotely by hosting virtual town meetings. The move follows Murphy’s “Stay at Home” executive order mandating that residents stay home unless they are seeking essential goods or services, or for other specified reasons. The same Open Public Meetings Act rules apply: governments must still provide at least 48 hours notice before the meetings, unless it is an emergency. The public also must be able to comment during the meetings through the equipment utilized. It has been an unprecedented week in the Two River area. The schools and streets are empty. Nonessential workers are stationed at home. It seems the subject of every conversation and newscast is about the unimaginable ways the novel coronavirus pandemic is changing the world. By Allison Perrine Fair Haven followed that guidance this week. On Monday, the borough hosted its first online meeting through the Zoom video communication app. It kicked off at 7 p.m. as usual. Residents were able to join through their smartphones or tablets, or by dialing in by phone.  Monmouth County Freeholders are in touch with state officials to provide current information and orders to stop the spread of the disease. The freeholders have also initiated some of their own procedures to flatten the curve and help people in need, like opening a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) drop-off donation site at Thompson Park in the Lincroft section of Middletown.center_img Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone announced that the county is open and operational, though its employees are working remotely and practicing social distancing. While physical access is restricted, the public can make phone calls or send emails to county staff. The numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 are expected to spike as more testing becomes available. As of Wednesday, March 25, the state’s number was 4,402 – an increase of 736 overnight – with 62 deaths. In Monmouth County, there are currently at least 313 cases. The overall positivity rate, of the about 14,000 tests administered, is about 29 percent. “Health care professionals and first responders remain at the forefront when battling COVID-19 and are in dire need of this personal protective equipment to continue to respond to this unprecedented demand for services,” said Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden. Similarly, Sea Bright Mayor Brian Kelly said the borough will continue to comply with federal and state guidelines. It has also closed its library, borough hall for public use and its playground, and will continue to promote social distancing. Currently, the state has 18,433 acute care beds, including 2,000 beds for those requiring critical care, Murphy said. Over the next few weeks, the goal is to increase the capacity by 2,360. The state is also working to bring closed hospitals back into service. If it does, it can bring 1,360 new beds online, he added. Temporary field hospitals may also be put up in North, Central and South Jersey, which could create up to 1,000 beds that can be activated in the coming days and weeks. The article originally appeared in the March 26 – April 1, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone joined officials in a press conference to request donations for desperately needed supplies and announce a donation drop off site. Photo courtesy Monmouth County At this moment, the New Jersey health care system is meeting the needs of its patients who need hospitalization, Murphy said at a press conference Wednesday, but “we must be ready” for the time when the surge comes and that is no longer the case. “Everyone is indispensable. We will fight to save every single life. We will leave nothing on the battlefield in that effort. There is no cost that is too high to save any one precious life.”last_img read more

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2020-08-04

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KIJHL governors reject expansion application by Williams Lake, Quesnel

first_imgA bid to add two more teams to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League was rejected by governors during a special meeting Sunday in Castlegar.KIJHL President Bill Ohlhausen told The Nelson Daily the governors “decided this was not the right time to expand.”“The governors felt that maybe at another time expansion would better fit the league, but right now they did not vote in favour of expansion,” Ohlhausen explained.last_img

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2020-08-03

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DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE RESULTS, REPORTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS SUNDAYUlster Junior Cup Clonmany Shamrocks 0 Gweedore Celtic 1The Donegal Junior League will, once again, be represented in the Final of the Ulster Junior Cup. Despite a disappointing League campaign, by their standards, Gweedore Celtic have proved more than capable when Cup football is the order of the day. Pitted against Clonmany Shamrocks of the Inishowen League their task on Sunday was all the more difficult as they had to travel to contest the semi-final. From the opening exchanges and what followed it soon became clear that one goal may be enough to win the tie. This is exactly how it panned out and it was the men from An Screaban who got the all important strike. Recently awarded Player of the Month for January in the Donegal Junior League, Chris Porter played his part in the build up to the deciding goal. After making a run along the wing he crossed for Brendan Mc Geady who timed his run to perfection and calmly flicked the ball past the local custodian with ten minutes remaining in the fixture. Clonmany pushed for an equaliser and Gweedore had another chance in the closing minutes but John Walsh saw his effort saved by the home net minder. Gweedore will play Glengad F.C. in the Final in three weeks time.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 2 St. Catherines 1Played in blustery conditions in Greenbrae Park, St Catherine’s attempted to de-rail Lifford’s title challenge. Chances during the first half were few and far between with both defences coming out on top. St Catherine’s hit the front with a freak goal on the half hour mark. A Jason Noctor shot was caught by the wind and was chested to the net from the edge of the box by Willie Hakkenun. Lifford protested for handball but to no avail, half time score 0-1.Lifford stormed out of the blocks early in the second half and grabbed their equaliser as Alan Gethins finished following a through ball from Lee White on 50minutes. Lifford should have hit the front on the hour mark but Gethins fluffed his lines from the penalty spot. The diminutive forward made amends for his miss, calmly finishing another through ball from Lee White on 75 minutes. White, Lifford’s number 1, almost got on the score sheet as he brought a fine save from his opposite number from a 60 yard free kick as full time approached. The result keeps Lifford in the hunt at least for another week. Battling performances from both teams.Kilmacrennan Celtic 0 Rathmullan Celtic 3Rathmullan Celtic cruised to a win over struggling Kilmacrennan Celtic at the Flagpole with Dara Patton and inspirational striker Eamonn Sheridan netting the goals for the Hoops as Kilmacrennan were reduced to ten men to compound their misery for the final five minutes at the Seaside.The Hoops now go into their final fixture away to Glenea United on April 27th knowing that a victory at Glasserchoo over Tom Coll’s troops will at least guarantee them a play-off with Lifford Celtic who won at home to St Catherine’s but need to win their game in hand away to Curragh Athletic in order to tie up proceedings with the Hoops at the top of the table. Paddy Burger and Paddy Sheridan’s table toppers dominated proceedings all afternoon with pass and move football orchestrated by Paddy in midfield with Eamonn Sheridan menacing up front. They only took the lead on 41 minutes when in form striker Dara Patton hit the net after a scintillating dribble past the Kilmacrennan defence, finishing off with a low strike into the bottom corner from the edge of the area. Chippy Barrett almost doubled the advantage on the stroke of half time following a goal mouth scramble but was denied by the outstanding Kilmacrennan keeper Mark Gallagher. In the second period Eamonn Sheridan was denied twice on two separate occasions by Gallagher when it seemed inevitable that goals were on the horizon. Kilmacrennan faced a daunting wind, which the Hoops took full advantage of, and struggled to make any impression on a resolute Hoops defence. The Seasiders continued to push for a second with Shea Coyle heading inches over from a corner on 62 minutes. Yet again the Kilmacrennan shot stopper Gallagher denied Eamonn Sheridan with a finger tip save on 70 minutes but the keeper could do nothing to stop Sheridan finally hitting the target on 73 minutes after super sub Ryan Connolly crossed in from the right wing on his introduction with Sheridan clinically scoring with a bullet header inside the area. The contest was over when referee Ed Moore awarded the Hoops a penalty following a push on Connolly from Gavin Gorman, who was shown red for dissent on 86 minutes. Eamonn Sheridan made no mistake from the resulting spot kick to round off a fine performance from the title chasing Hoops.Paddy and Eamonn Sheridan inspired the Hoops all afternoon with Mark Gallagher producing a master class in goal keeping for Kilmac. Referee: Ed MooreWatson Hire Division OneKeadue Rovers 1 Drumoghill F.C. 2 Keadue Rovers lost out to Drumoghill at Central Park in a crucial game on Sunday. The game was played in difficult conditions with a strong breeze throughout making play a bit broken overall. Keadue had the brighter opening against the wind with Adrian Hanlon forcing the away keeper into a good save on ten minutes. It was hard for either side to get a grip as the game went on. By the half hour mark Drumoghill were starting to take control and Richard Moore had a fine curling effort tipped on to the post by Keadue keeper Ben Boyle. Keadue went close on thirty three minutes when Corey Gallagher’s free kick almost caught the Drumoghill keeper off his line but it went just over the bar. A few minutes after this Drumoghill had a goal disallowed when their forward was caught offside having lobbed the keeper On forty minutes Keadue took the lead when good work from Adrian Hanlon led to the ball being flicked into the path of Corey Gallagher who finished well, beating the keeper to the ball. It stayed at 1-0 until half time. Into the second half and Drumoghill were quick out of the blocks with a shot over the bar on forty seven minutes. However Keadue had a great chance to finish the game on fifty two minutes when Corey Gallagher’s shot hit the post. Ben Boyle in the home goals made a couple of good saves and the home side had another good chance on sixty eight minutes when Adrian Hanlon’s shot was cleared off the line. Drumoghill were level though on seventy one minutes when following a goalmouth scramble Carlos Rodgers poked home at the near post after a couple of attempted efforts. A number of chances followed for Drumoghill and Keadue’s defence had to be on alert, doing well each time an attack came from Drumoghill. Corey Gallagher also had a half chance on eighty five minutes but just missed his touch at the far post. It looked like finishing in a draw but in the last minutes Drumoghill grabbed a winner when Richard Moore took down a ball and finished past the keeper with a left foot strike to cue great team celebrations.A good team effort from both sides. Drumoghill have one game left at home to Bonagee next Sunday while Keadue make the trip to Eany Celtic. Referee: Ronan Floyd.CT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town 3 Deele Harps 1Raphoe Town came from behind in this local derby played at Deele College in Raphoe. Brian Breslin gave Deele Harps an early lead which they held until the interval. Raphoe Town then produced a purple patch which lasted for fifteen second half minutes and saw them score three without reply and in doing so win the match and climb into third position in the CT Ball Division Two table. Gavin Mc Brearty got the equaliser before Kieran Mc Gowan, under pressure from Jamie Gallagher, scored an own goal to put Raphoe into the lead. The busy Gallagher then secured the points when he scored from inside the box with the Deele keeper, Christopher Roulston, stranded. With only one round of matches remaining any one of three teams. Raphoe Town, Convoy Arsenal or Deele Harps could take third spot and get into the Promotion/Relegation play-off. After this match it is advantage Raphoe Town.WEDNESDAYWatson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers 5 Bonagee United 1The home team started very well and could have been one up in the first minute when Kevin Mc Glynn crossed for Alan Patton who saw his shot saved. Cappry took the lead in the 8th minute when Brian Lafferty’s corner was headed home by Stephen Mc Dermott. Bonagee came back into the game after this but the Cappry defence was well on top. In the 31st minute Stephen Mc Dermott added his and Cappry’s 2nd following a good passing move involving Brian Lafferty and Kevin Mc Glynn. Stephen Mc Dermott and Brian Lafferty were controlling the game for the home team from midfield. In the 34th minute Brian Lafferty played Alan Patton through who saw his shot saved by the keeper, Patton squared the rebound for Kevin Mc Glynn to tap home from 6 yards. Kevin Mc Glynn turned provider for Cappry’s 4th goal in the 40th minute when he split the defence for Aaron Kelly who finished well. Cappry started the second half brightly and added a fifth in the 54th minute when Stephen Mc Dermott played Alan Patton through and he made no mistake from the edge of the box. Cappry had a few more chances but failed to convert any of them with Conor Laverty going closest for the home side. Bonagee got a late consolation goal when Reece Shortt scored with a header at the near post. Best for Cappry: Stephen Mc Dermott, Brian Lafferty and Benny Kyle. Best for Bonagee: Sam Murphy. Referee: Liam Farren.SATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC 1 Mulroy Celtic 3Mulroy broke the deadlock on the 20th minute, after great team-work Enda Coll found the net. Fintown pushed hard to get an equaliser and got their just rewards on the 31st minute when Christopher Mc Glynn found the net. The second half began with all to play for. Mulroy’s Enda Coll got on the ball from a mistake from the Fintown defence and had a pop at goal and made no mistake, putting the away side in front again. Seamus Coll then made it 3-1 shortly afterwards. Fintown continued to make scoring opportunities but all to no avail. Referee: Victor RaineyCastlefin Celtic Reserves11 Ramelton Mariners 0Right from the off Castlefin pressured the Ramelton defence with Gary McNulty hitting the post after one minute. The first of the goals came after four minutes, Paddy Dooher’s cross caused trouble and a Ramelton midfielder put the ball into the roof of his own net. Four minutes later Ronan Tourish doubled Castlefin’s lead when he had the simplest of tap-ins. Paddy Dooher then found Peter Bryson free at the back post and Bryson’s volley went straight into the bottom corner in 19th minute. A minute later James McMenamin got Castlefin’s 4th goal when he picked the ball up on the edge of the box and gave the Ramelton keeper, Kevin McCahill, no chance with his strike. Castlefin had numerous chances to make it five only for the Ramelton keeper to make a number of good saves. Ronan Tourish got Castlefin’s 5th and his second in 34th minute when he took on the Ramelton defence and slipped the ball under the keeper.The second half started much the same as the first when Castlefin began to run at Ramelton’s defence. Paddy Dooher made it six when he ran from the half way line and finished it himself into the bottom corner in the 55th minute. Ramelton continued to compete despite the score. Dooher got his second when he rounded the keeper to make it seven to Castlefin with 67 minutes gone. Minutes later Paddy Dooher’s corner found Keith Nelis in the box. Nelis was given time to take the ball down and fire home. Keith Nelis got his second when Peter Bryson sent him clear and he completed his hat-trick when Thomas Devlin crossed the ball into the box and Nelis was in the right place to tap home on 78 minutes. Peter Bryson finished the scoring and made it 11 for Castlefin when his 25 yard strike went straight into the top corner in the 90th minute. Best for Castlefin: Team Performance. Best for Ramelton: Kevin McCahill. Referee: Bran O’ KaneSt. Catherines Reserves 0 Glencar Celtic 1Glencar Celtic came to Emerald Park on Saturday looking for the point that would secure their first league title since they joined the league ten years ago. A youthful St. Catherines Reserves side didn’t crumble against their more experienced visitors and as they have done all season they represented their club with pride and direction in their play. A closely fought first half failed to produce any clear cut chances and it remained level at the break. The second half was played in similar fashion to the first with both teams committed but unable to breach each other’s defensive lines. The game’s only goal came on eighty five minutes and it is a goal that will go down in the history of Glencar Celtic football club. Christopher Malseed started the moved from the central back position. He played the ball to Paddy Collins on the left wing. Collins skipped past two St. Catherines’ players before centering to Stephen Browne who sent the ball to the St. Catherines net past a helpless Brian Smith who had done well throughout the game. The goal was enough to win the match and give the Letterkenny based club their first league title. For their part St. Catherines Reserves will look back on their first year in Saturday football with the knowledge that their conveyor belt of young players is continuing to produce talented players who will be capable of representing the club for many years to come. Referee: Martin Mc Anenny.Orchard F.C. 2 Erne Wanderers 1Erne Wanderers opened the scoring in this match played at Letterkenny Community Centre.Erne were well in control and went close again but Ward saw his shot saved. Orchard started to settle after this and Niall Bonner went close from close range. Orchard levelled the game on the half hour when Eddy Moore slotted home from inside the box after a nice lay-off from ChuckySweeney. The second half continued much the same with both teams working hard to get in front Orchard hit the Crossbar through Rory O’ Gorman and Erne also went close when Ward did the same. In the seventy fifth minute Orchard got their nose’s in front when Joe McCarron shot home from the edge of the box. Orchard withstood some intense pressure until the end to take all three points. Best for Orchard: Eddy Moore, Krissey McLaughlin and Nail Bonner. Best for Erne: Team Performance. Referee: Kevin LogueGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCurragh Athletic Reserves 1 Arranmore United 3Curragh started of brightly and were unlucky to see a Marty Mc Laughlin’s shot narrowly missing the target. Arranmore took the lead after 35minutes when Daniel O’ Donnell scored. Curragh should have equalised but the Arranmore keeper saved well from Gary Heaney. Arranmore doubled their lead on 40 minutes from a well worked free kick from Danny Rodgers. The second half saw Curragh score early when the Dylan Irwin found Gary Quinn who played in Gary Heaney to place the ball past the Arranmore keeper from 18 yards. Curragh should have scored again but the Arranmore cleared well. Arranmore scored their 3rd from Chamajack Porski in injury time from a corner . Best for Curragh was Dylan Irwin..Team performance from Arranmore.Tullyvinney Rovers 2 Glenree United Reserves 4It was Glenree who did most of the running in the first half and should have been two or three up at half-time, only for some woeful finishing this game would have been over as a contest. Out of the blue however Tullyvinney scored from a corner through Renato. The second half was only a minute old when Glenree scored from a free kick after poor defending. Karol Mc Elhinney then put Glenree ahead when he beat the offside trap to drive home. Tullyvinney then made it all square when Mervyn White blasted home from twenty yards. Tullyvinney then pressed the self destruct button again to let Glenree in for two late goals, firstly Damien Neilis beat the offside trap again and chipped the Tullyvinney keeper. In the last minute a poor back pass gifted Karol Mc Elhinney his second goal to wrap up the points. Best for Glenree: Damien Neilis and Nicolas Neilis .Best for Tullyvinney: Meryvn White and Mc Kinney .Referee: Marty Mc GarrigleCranford United Reserves 7 Gweedore United Reserves 2Gweedore got off to a great start when John Paul McFadden broke free and finished well into the corner to put Gweedore one up after 10 minutes. Cranford responded well and in the 15th minute they were rewarded for their pressure when a Gweedore player put the ball in his own net. Cranford then went 2 – 1 up when Brendan Giles reacted quickest to score from inside the box. Gweedore made it 2-2 when a quick break saw Stephen O’Donnell scored at back post. With chances falling to both teams, Cranford took the lead when Philip Hegarty scored from a tight angle. After half-time Cranford started the game on top and got their 4th when Kyle Black turned his marker and ran from halfway line and then finishing past the Gweedore keeper. With Gweedore needing to take chances they were caught with Kyle Black getting another three goals with some fine finishing to make it 7 – 2. Martin Mc Bride, Darren Lynch and Philip Hegarty were best for Cranford. Team effort from Gweedore.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSWEDNESDAY 02-04-2014Watson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers 5 v 1 Bonagee UnitedSATURDAY 05-04-2014Old Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC 1 v 3 Mulroy CelticCastlefin Celtic Reserves 11 v 0 Ramelton MarinersSt. Catherines Reserves 0 v 1 Glencar CelticOrchard F.C. 2 v 1 Erne WanderersGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCurragh Athletic Reserves 1 v 3 Arranmore UnitedTullyvinney Rovers 2 v 4 Glenree United ReservesCranford United Reserves 7 v 2 Gweedore United ReservesSUNDAY 06-04-2014Ulster Junior CupClonmany Shamrocks 0 v 1 Gweedore CelticBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 2 v 1 St. CatherinesKilmacrennan Celtic 0 v 3 Rathmullan CelticWatson Hire Division OneKeadue Rovers 1 v 2 Drumoghill F.C.Cappry Rovers P v P Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town 3 v 1 Deele HarpsDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESWEDNESDAY 09-04-2014 K.O. 6.45 p.m.Watson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers v Castlefin CelticGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves v Glenree United ReservesSATURDAY 12-04-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Downtown Cup Semi FinalsOrchard F.C. v Glenea United Reserves( Flagpole Field, Rathmullan K.O. 1p.m. )Glencar Celtic v Castlefin Celtic Reserves( Diamond Park, Ballyare K.O. 4.30 p.m. )Old Orchard Saturday Division OneErne Wanderers v St. Catherines ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoArranmore United v Tullyvinney Rovers ( K.O. 1p.m. )Gweedore United Reserves v Strand RoversGlenree United Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves v Curragh Athletic ReservesSUNDAY 13-04-2014Brian Mc Cormick Cup Semi FinalsCastlefin Celtic v Dunkineely Celtic( Moyle View Park, Milford K.O. 1p.m. )Glenea United v Milford United( Diamond Park, Ballyare K.O. 4.30 p.m. )Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCurragh Athletic v Lifford CelticWatson Hire Division OneEany Celtic v Keadue RoversDrumoghill F.C. v Bonagee UnitedCappry Rovers v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.CT Ball Division TwoGlenree United v Whitestrand UnitedCopany Rovers v Raphoe TownBallybofey United v Dunlewy CelticDeele Harps v Convoy ArsenalDrumbar F.C. v Letterbarrow CelticLeague table for Brian McCormick Sports Premier LeagueTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsRathmullan Celtic 17 11 3 3 42 22 20 36Lifford Celtic FC 16 10 3 3 28 18 10 33Glenea United 16 8 4 4 27 14 13 28St Catherines FC 17 7 4 6 39 32 7 27Milford United FC 16 7 5 4 33 24 9 25Gweedore Celtic 17 4 5 8 22 25 -3 20Donegal Town FC 17 4 7 6 29 35 -6 18Cranford FC 17 4 8 5 26 29 -3 17Kilmacrennan Celtic FC 17 4 10 3 19 40 -21 15Curragh Athletic FC 16 3 13 0 16 42 -26 9League table for Watson Hire Sunday Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsDrumoghill FC 17 12 3 2 43 19 24 38Cappry Rovers 15 9 2 4 45 19 26 31Castlefin Celtic 16 9 4 3 45 30 15 30Gweedore United FC 17 9 6 2 41 21 20 29Kerrykeel 71 FC 17 8 5 4 51 34 17 28Dunkineely Celtic FC 16 9 7 0 41 40 1 27Lagan Harps FC 17 6 8 3 31 42 -11 21Keadue Rovers FC 17 5 10 2 35 43 -8 17Bonagee United FC 17 4 10 3 32 44 -12 15Eany Celtic FC 17 0 16 1 13 85 -72 1League table for CT Ball Sunday Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsCopany Rovers FC 17 11 3 3 43 24 19 36Whitestrand United FC 17 10 4 3 39 21 18 33Raphoe Town 17 10 5 2 39 22 17 32Convoy Arsenal FC 17 9 4 4 33 23 10 31Deele Harps FC 17 9 5 3 33 19 14 30Glenree United FC 17 6 8 3 29 38 -9 21Letterbarrow Celtic FC 17 6 8 3 27 38 -11 21Dunlewey Celtic 17 4 10 3 27 38 -11 15Ballybofey United FC 17 4 10 3 20 37 -17 15Drumbar FC 17 1 13 3 15 45 -30 6League table for Old Orchard Saturday Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsGlencar Celtic 14 13 1 0 44 11 33 39Glenea United 15 9 5 1 38 25 13 28Erne Wanderers FC 14 9 5 0 40 19 21 27St Catherines FC 14 8 5 1 25 24 1 25Fintown Harps AFC 15 6 7 2 26 39 -13 20Orchard FC 14 6 7 1 32 30 2 19Castlefin Celtic Res 15 5 8 2 38 37 1 17Mulroy Celtic 15 3 10 2 16 32 -16 11Ramelton Mariners FC 14 1 12 1 15 57 -42 4League table for Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsArranmore United 14 12 1 1 33 9 24 37Donegal Town FC Res 16 9 2 5 38 27 11 32Gweedore United FC Res 14 8 4 2 38 31 7 26Glenree United FC Res 13 6 4 3 38 33 5 21Cranford FC 17 5 8 4 39 44 -5 19Keadue Rovers FC 14 5 6 3 33 30 3 18Milford United FC Res 15 5 7 3 32 41 -9 18Curragh Athletic FC 16 4 8 4 30 44 -14 16Tullyvinney Rovers 15 4 8 3 24 31 -7 15Strand Rovers FC 16 2 12 2 19 34 -15 8DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE RESULTS, REPORTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: April 6th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share 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Scientocracy Is Coming

first_imgThe scientocracy C. S. Lewis feared is seriously being considered by left-leaning, abortion-promoting scientism communities.“Time for science to seize political power” blazes a headline on New Scientist by Michael Brooks.In your wildest dreams, could you imagine a government that builds its policies on carefully gathered scientific evidence? One that publishes the rationale behind its decisions, complete with data, analysis and supporting arguments? Well, dream no longer: that’s where the UK is heading.But why would they need to “seize” political power instead of use the methods of democracy?  Brooks used the either-or and loaded-words tactics of portraying anything but scientocracy as “hunch-based politics,” failing to define evidence in “scientific evidence,” a philosophically vexed notion.  His description of science fits the classic definition of scientism: the belief that the scientific method is the only sure pathway to truth.If a scientific government sounds appealing, it will not grant equal rights for all. The scientific community is largely controlled by leftists who abhor conservatives and embrace Darwinism, with its principle of survival of the fittest.  They also embrace liberal causes like unfettered abortion.  Look how leading science news outlets portrayed the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized it:Live Science: “40 Years After Roe vs. Wade, Most Don’t Want Abortion Decision Overturned.”Science Daily:  “Abortions Are Safe When Performed by Nurses Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Certified Nurse Midwives, Study Suggests” [safe for whom?]Science Daily: “more young people — all of whom were born at least 20 years after the decision — identify as “pro-choice” rather than “pro-life”The last article provided some balance, saying that the results may obscure a deeper divide on the issue, and that young people don’t consider the potential of overturning Roe v. Wade as important as some other issues, like war or terrorism.  Still, Live Science employed typical leftist talking points, such as describing Roe v. Wade as the decision that “protected a woman’s right to have an abortion.”  They were not so concerned about the right to life for the unborn, or the millions of aborted babies since 1973 who never had a chance to experience their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.Consequently, advocates of scientocracy may have less concern than conservatives about the lives of other humans: the elderly, the mentally ill, the disabled.   Ironically, they will promote the rights of criminals to escape punishment on the grounds that evolution made them do what they do.  Meanwhile, their idealistic schemes of protecting the planet will undoubtedly severely weaken individual rights and national economies.C. S. Lewis respected science, but he deeply feared a scientocracy: scientists aggrandizing themselves with their presumptive authority to grasp political power.  He portrayed the potential consequences in his dystopic novel, That Hideous Strength, based on real ideologies and developments underway around World War II.  Those developments have not slept in the interim.Update 1/22/2013: On the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade, another pro-abortion “scientific” article biased against pro-lifers appeared on Medical Xpress.Update 1/23/2013: New Scientist’s editors inserted scientism into gun control.  “It is time for the scientific evidence to trump ideology,” the article began, continuing the false dichotomy that science offers “evidence-based” guidance, while gun rights advocates are motivated by money and greed without evidence.  The article assumes from the beginning that governmental control is the solution.  PhysOrg played games with statistics, advocating political policy on a website presumably concerned with science.Read The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism and Society so that you can be forewarned of what is coming and know how to stand up against it before it’s too late.  Another possible outcome, though, since scientists tend to take the liberal line of appeasing terrorists rather than fighting them, is that the members of the scientocracy will all be beheaded, leaving their weakened countries to suffer under rule of Islamic tyrants.  Pick your poison. (Visited 3,460 times, 2 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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