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DS News Webcast: Friday 5/16/2014

first_img  Print This Post DS News Webcast: Friday 5/16/2014 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2014-05-16 DSNews Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage Rates Decline for Third Straight Week Next: LRES Promotes New VP of Valuations Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Featured, Media, Webcasts Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: DSNews Subscribe May 16, 2014 535 Views Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Friday 5/16/2014last_img read more

16 Marines arrested on human smuggling and drug charges

first_imgSixteen Marines in Southern California were arrested Thursday and are facing charges for various crimes.The accused Marines were arrested at Camp Pendleton during Battalion formation.The Marines are facing charges related to their alleged involvement in various illegal activities ranging from human smuggling to drug-related offenses.Officials say information from a previous human smuggling investigation led to the arrests.” The 1st Marine Division is committed to justice and the rule of law, and will continue to fully cooperate with Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) on this matter,” officials said in a statement. “Any Marines found to be in connection with these alleged activities will be questioned and handled accordingly with respect to due process.”Officials did not identify the accused Marines nor disclose any additional information.None of the Marines were serving on the U.S.-Mexico border.last_img read more

NCAA: Arellano recovers from San Beda loss, rallies to beat Perpetual

first_imgThe Chiefs found the will to bounce back from the 98-79 clobbering they got from San Beda last Friday, but needed a fierce second turnaround to snatch their fourth win against five defeats.From a 17-34 disadvantage in the second quarter, Arellano slowly chipped away at the lead and tied the game at 70 before making crucial stops in the end game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Coming from that big 50-point game by Bolick, we were really down and hurt,” said coach Jerry Codinera. “Way to bounce back with this down-to-the-wire finish.”The last time the Chiefs took the floor, they let Robert Bolick drop 50 points—37 in the second half-on them in a career-best performance for the Red Lions. Asian Games: The billionaire bridge player who holds all the cards Arellano came storming back from 17 points down to defeat Perpetual Help, 76-72, and end the first round on a high note in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The Altas, meanwhile, absorbed their second straight loss as they were unable to stop Kraniel Villoria and Maui Sera Josef from rallying the Chiefs. Villoria and Josef combined for 29 points.Perpetual Help dropped to 5-4 at the fifth spot with Arellano trailing behind.center_img LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

Council investigating illegal dump of toxic waste at Inishowen site

first_imgDonegal Council County is continuing to carry out an investigation into the illegal dump of toxic waste at a site in Bridgend. It is understood that the hundreds of thousands of tonnes of the waste has been buried at the site in Bonemaine, Bridgend.Concerns have previously been raised that a Northern Ireland Waste Disposal company could be using the site as an illegal dumping ground. The Donegal County Council said: “These works involve detailed site investigation and sampling works that will inform a tier 2 assessment of the site in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Code of Practice on Environmental Risk Assessment for sites of this nature.“It is anticipated that works on site will be concluded in the coming weeks.”Council investigating illegal dump of toxic waste at Inishowen site was last modified: August 30th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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 on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Saganism Lives On in Futility

first_img(Visited 523 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Carl Sagan’s daughter picks up where her dad left off, adding an unexpected twist for creatures on a pale blue dot.Space.com reviewed Sasha Sagan’s new book, For Small Creatures Such As We. Basically, Carl Sagan’s daughter thinks that since humans evolved to be ritualistic, we should come up with some secular rituals that atheists can enjoy during their brief, meaningless lives on a speck orbiting a speck in a speckless universe. Reviewer Chelsea Gohd sums it up in her subtitle: “People are born and people die. We’ve all got to get through it one way or another.”“For Small Creatures Such as We” (G.P Putnam’s Sons, 2019), Sagan’s new book pays homage to her late father, the astronomer and science communicator Carl Sagan (whose famous quote from “Contact” inspired the title of the book), and her mother, “Cosmos” co-writer Ann Druyan, while finding traditions and inspiration in the natural world.After becoming a mother, Sagan, who is nonreligious but who has a Jewish background and a husband with a Christian background, realized the importance of having rituals with her own family. But, being secular, she didn’t want to draw on religion to inform their family traditions. Instead, as she explores in the book, Sagan looks to the beauty and “magic” of nature, on our planet and out in the cosmos, to inspire ritual and togetherness in her home.Sasha Sagan advises setting up “secular traditions” that might kindle “wonderment” for families. Perhaps the evolved humans, lost in space, going nowhere, could gain meaning through feelings of “awe” at the vastness of space, and also at human accomplishments, like the success of the solar sail mission. She hopes people might find inspiration in her father and mother’s famous works and memoirs. But can atheists really conjure up awe out of materialism?A separate post on Space.com offers an excerpt from Sasha Sagan’s book. This quote picks up after her correct argument that wishing something to be true does not make it true.So if a person is interested in testing their preconceptions, in discovering how things really are and why, how does one go about that? My parents taught me that the scientific method is designed for precisely this job. My father was a scientist. He was the astronomer and educator Carl Sagan. Science wasn’t just his occupation, it was the source of his worldview, his philosophy, his guiding principles. He and my mom, writer and producer Ann Druyan, taught me that belief requires evidence. They taught me that science wasn’t just a set of facts to be compared and contrasted with other philosophies but a way of testing ideas to see which ones stand up to scrutiny. They taught me that what scientists think today might be disproven tomorrow, and that’s wonderful, because that’s the pathway to a better, deeper understanding.If atheism were disproven tomorrow to her satisfaction, would she find that wonderful? Would she accept theism as the pathway to a better, deeper understanding? Would she be willing to apply the scientific method to secular rituals? Perhaps she could seek evidence that the Stuff Happens Law generates feelings of awe and wonderment. “People are born and people die.” Wow! Oh, what a feeling!The Apostle Paul preached that without Christ’s resurrection—which brings hope that we can be raised like Him—life would be meaningless. “If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die” (I Corinthians 15:32). It also means that the worst tyrants and dictators got away with their crimes. It means that our conjured-up attempts at pleasure or wonderment are futile. Our innate sense of justice in the conscience is appalled at that conclusion. Why even try to do right, if that is our fate?Illustra Media illustrated Sagan’s worldview in his own words in this short film, David and the Pale Blue Dot, posted on TheJohn1010Project.com, one of the episodes in their full-length DVD The Call of the Cosmos:The only way that awe can be genuine is if a God of wonders created this universe, the Earth and life for a good purpose. Sagan was a die-hard Darwinist. “Evolution is a fact!” he declared in Cosmos, after sharing an example of artificial selection. “It really happened!” Yes, “stuff happens.” There is a lot of evidence for that. But understanding does not happen by chance. Understanding takes a mind. So does the Scientific Method. The very things that Sagan relied on for his worldview are inaccessible from the Stuff Happens Law he espoused. By trying to see through everything with science, he saw nothing. C. S. Lewis explains why the Scientific Method cannot be applied to everything:Up to that point, the kind of explanation which explains things away may give us something, though at a heavy cost. But you cannot go on explaining away’ for ever: you will find that you have explained explanation itself away. You cannot go on seeing through things for ever. The whole point of seeing through something is to see something through it. It is good that the window should be transparent, because the street or garden beyond it is opaque. How if you saw through the garden, too? It is no use trying to ‘see through’ first principles. If you see through everything, then everything is transparent. But a wholly transparent world is an invisible world. To ‘see through’ all things is the same as not to see. (The Abolition of Man, last paragraph)Contrast Sagan’s despairing view of human life to one that recognizes beauty as the work of a loving Creator God. That’s where us tiny humans in a pale blue dot can rejoice in true awe, because beauty has a purpose, to draw us to the Creator. Darwin admitted, “Beauty for its own sake… would be fatal to my theory.” Let Illustra Media show, in its short film Beauty, Darwin and Design, how we are surrounded by a superabundance of beauty that not only is fatal to Darwinism, but lifts us to genuine awe, hope and meaning. (This film can also be found on TheJohn1010Project.com.)last_img read more

Black, white SA ‘interdependent’

first_img21 February 2005President Thabo Mbeki has spoken out against perceptions that black economic empowerment only benefits a small elite and that his administration’s policies amount to “reverse racism”.The future of black and white South Africans was closely intertwined, he told Parliament during the debate on his State of the Nation Address: the one could not succeed without the other.Several political party leaders argued during the debate that the government was leaning too much towards black South Africans in its policies on poverty alleviation, language, gender parity, land reform, black economic empowerment and the reading of history.Responding to the claims, Mbeki said that the government was operating from the premise that “South Africa belongs to all who live in it”, consistent with the Freedom Charter and the country’s Constitution.The government, Mbeki said, was working to create “a developed and prosperous South Africa whose citizens will, through their collective efforts, defeat poverty and underdevelopment as well as create a non-racial and non-sexist society”.There were some, Mbeki said, who believed it impossible to rescue millions of black South Africans from poverty without discriminating against white South Africans. The President described this view as “distorted”, saying that both races needed each other for the country as a whole to succeed.To achieve this, both races had to agree to compromise, agree to fight racism and underdevelopment, and act together to achieve a common goal of national cohesion and “a shared destiny within a common motherland”.South Africa’s collective future, Mbeki said, “depends on the ability of all our people to understand that the success of black South Africa is conditional on the success of white South Africa, and that the success of white South Africa is conditional on the success of black South Africa”.South Africans, both black and white, ought to ask themselves what they needed to do to ensure that both succeeded, thus sharing in the country’s wealth.“In answering this question, we [will] have to make a determination about the price each one of us is ready to pay to contribute to the greater good, without which our better future cannot be guaranteed.”On equality, Mbeki said that Pretoria would draw lessons from the United States, European Union and the United Kingdom to improve its race relations.Regarding black economic empowerment, Mbeki said that government had awarded billions of rands in contract and service procurement to black businesses.“I am confident that if the honourable members checked the names of those who got these contracts, they would not find the names of those that are always given as examples of BEE benefiting the few politically connected individuals.”Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Groundhog Day? Try GroundFrog Day – Geocaching Mascot Signal Attends

first_imgSignal with Snohomish SlewBy: Annie Love, Groundspeak LackeyWhy wait until February to get a weather prediction from Punxsutawney Phil when you can get one from Snohomish Slew in January? Snohomish Slew is a real frog billed as “the Meteorologist Frognosticator extraordinaire and mighty small hero to all the weather weary.” Last Saturday, he forecast what type of weather the Northwest United States might expect in the next six weeks: more winter or an early spring.Every year the quaint little town of Snohomish, Washington (located about 30 miles northeast of Seattle) welcomes Slew for a frog-filled celebration to predict the end of winter. It’s known as GroundFrog Day.We here at Groundspeak think that you can trust frogs over groundhogs any day, so we took our beloved mascot Signal to witness Slew’s prediction. Signal is a life-sized frog, with GPS capabilities (of course). Fellow Lackey Nicole (Louie Bliss) and I had the pleasure of escorting Signal to the event. Lots of high-fives and hugs were to be had with the kids in attendance. Kids weren’t the only one who stopped to get their picture taken with Signal – in most cases it was the parent who really wanted the photo with our own geocaching legend.Signal watching Slew predict the forecastThe event included lots of dancing to frog remix versions of songs, hula-hooping, the GroundFrog royalty arriving via fire truck, and various booths to visit. After Slew took the stage to make his prediction, Signal was fortunate enough to shake webbed toes with the weather-casting celebrity.What was Slew’s final prediction, you may be wondering? The final answer, as posted on the official website, was a bit vague: a Spring/Winter mix of weather is ahead.Signal and Lackey Annie Love“’Whether the weather be fine, Whether the weather be not, Whether the weather be cold, Whether the weather be hot, We’ll weather the weather, Whatever the weather, Whether we like it or not’ interpretation – neither 6 weeks of winter or spring, spring will come and sunny days, there’ll be a few, but still some cold days ahead, too.”Either way, the current extended forecast for Seattle shows a lot of sunshine in our near future.  We think Signal may have had a little help with that.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak’s Lost & Found Celebration – Geocaching.com’s Lost & Found VideoJuly 11, 2010In “Community”Geocaching Holiday Gift GuideDecember 9, 2019In “Community”Geocaching Shop Elves holiday gift guide!November 30, 2017In “Community”last_img read more

Halep and Wozniacki aim for Australian Open first

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Defeat for Halep would see her toppled by Wozniacki, who is currently second.Defending men’s champion Roger Federer plays Croat Marin Cilic in the men’s final on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Swiss ace, who leads Cilic 8-1 in their previous meetings, is targeting an incredible 20th Grand Slam title and his sixth in Australia.In contrast, Halep and Wozniacki are looking for their first. They are both in their third major decider, but have never won. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises The gritty Halep, 26, made her only previous Grand Slam final appearances at Roland Garros in 2014 and 2017.The Romanian has only beaten Wozniacki twice in their six previous matches, the most recent meeting ending in a 6-0, 6-2 battering by the Dane at the 2017 WTA Finals in Singapore.“The way she’s playing, she’s not missing,” said Halep of Wozniacki. “She’s running very well. So she’s a strong opponent. I played her many times. I won against her few times.“It’s going to be a different match. Emotions are there. Pressures are there for both of us. We’ll see what is going to happen.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Read Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates after defeating Germany’s Angelique Kerber in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)MELBOURNE, Australia — Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki face off for the Australian Open title on Saturday in a culmination of two weeks of intense tennis that will see a new name engraved on the trophy.The Romanian is the top seed and the Dane number two, with the evening decider on Rod Laver Arena having an extra enticement for both players with the number one world ranking at stake.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Wozniacki, 27, has long carried the unwanted moniker of best player never to claim a major, having reached the US Open final in 2009 and 2014, and first becoming number one in 2010.She is in her 43rd Grand Slam appearance and desperate to get off the mark.“I always believed in myself,” she said. “I knew that if I can stay healthy and I work hard, my game is good enough for it.”Her hard work was rewarded with a renaissance in 2017, reaching eight finals — winning in Tokyo and at the season-ending WTA Finals, where she banished another hoodoo by registering a first career win over Venus Williams.She continued her sparkling form at the start of this year and has 10 wins and only one defeat, to Julia Goerges in the warm-up Auckland final.ADVERTISEMENT Painters turn back Road Warriors Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View commentslast_img read more

India vs Pakistan: Manish Pandey’s sensational catch wows cricket fans

first_imgManish Pandey pulled off an incredible catch to dismiss Sarfraz Ahmed in the ongoing India vs Pakistan match in Asia Cup 2018, on Wednesday.Sarfaraz came into bat with Pakistan tottering at 85/3 in 21 overs and the skipper decided to break the shackles by playing a big shot.Sarfraz decided to take the risk on the fifth delivery of the 25th over off Kedar Jadhav’s bowling. Sarfraz launched a big shot towards wide of the long-on but he found magical Manish on the boundary ropes.Pandey quickly covered few meters to get into the position to take the catch. But once he realised that his momentum would take him across the rope, Pandey flicked the ball in the air, crossed the rope, came back and took the catch to get rid of Sarfraz, who made 6 off 12 balls, and reduce Pakistan to 96/4.pic.twitter.com/6UWoM2xSFqGentlemen’s Game (@DRVcricket) September 19, 2018Pandey was on the pitch despite not being in playing XI as a replacement for injured Hardik Pandya.India vs Paksitan: Live UpdatesPandya injured himself bowling his 5th over and the 18th over of the innings.Here’s the description of Pandya’s injury:17.5 overs: Pandya to Babar, What happened there? Hardik Pandya has fallen on the ground after delivering the ball. Seems to be in a lot of pain. The replays show that he lost his footing a bit on his follow through. India will hope that it is nothing serious. Seems like a back injury. The physio is out on the field to attend to the all-rounder.advertisementIn a tweet, BCCI said that the all-rounder had suffered an acute lower back injury.Injury update – @hardikpandya7 has an acute lower back injury. He is able to stand at the moment and the medical team is assessing him now.Manish Pandey is on the field as his substitute #TeamIndia #AsiaCup pic.twitter.com/lLpfEbxykjBCCI (@BCCI) September 19, 2018Earlier, Pakistan had won the toss and decided to bat. However, there would have been some jitters in the dressing room after Imam and Fakhar were sent back inside the first five overs.Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik did well thereafter to keep Pakistan in the game but a beauty from Kuldeep Yadav helped India break the 82-run partnership as he clean bowled Babar.last_img read more

Lease change raises fears about future of NTC Chapel

first_img Sasha Foo, Posted: December 4, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – With all the new development at Liberty Station, you might not notice the North Chapel. Built in 1942, one year after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it was a vestige of the old Naval Training Center and a memorial to the men and women of the “Greatest Generation” who went to war.However, a recent change in the lease has raised fears that the chapel’s historic character could be altered or destroyed. In the last few weeks the McMillan Company, which holds the master lease at Liberty Station, sold the lease for the chapel to a Michigan company called Seligman and Associates.Arlene Paraiso, who is fighting to preserve the chapel’s historic characteristics, said Seligman is using an operator for the property that has moved into other historic sites and ripped everything out. “This company, 828 Venues, they look for historical buildings to revive, and if you look at every single one of them, they’re all gutted to the studs. And when I say gutted, I mean everything is taken out; you see bricks and you see studs and it’s just barren,” Paraiso said.The North Chapel, with its stained glass windows and hand carved wooden pews, is still used for occasional weddings and serves as a regular house of worship for two congregations every Sunday. The church members have been told they won’t be able to use the chapel after December 31.In a statement from the Mayor’s office, press secretary Christina Chadwick said the chapel will be used for a range of events, including but not limited to weddings and religious gatherings. “It will now be up to the operator to work out specific agreements for those interested in using the North Chapel for an event,” Chadwick said.In a letter addressed to the new leaseholder, Mayor Kevin Faulconer wrote that he opposes any plan that affects the historic nature of the North Chapel. “I am writing to confirm my serious concern about any alterations to the chapel’s historically protected characteristics,” the Mayor stated.Two thousand people have signed an online petition to save the old NTC landmark.Several city council members have said they want more information on the new leaseholder’s deal. December 4, 2018 Updated: 5:40 PMcenter_img Lease change raises fears about future of NTC Chapel Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo last_img read more