Fishing the North Coast: Saltwater season hits the home stretch

first_imgThursday begins the final push towards the finish line of our 2016 saltwater season here on the North Coast. Come daylight, boats will have the option of targeting salmon, halibut and rockfish — or all three.The last of the four salmon seasons will be a particularly short one, lasting only through Monday. Hopefully, the salmon will be in a little better biting mood than when the previous session closed on Aug. 16.Reports are the birds and bait are still hanging around the entrance to Humboldt …last_img

Scientists’ Letter Challenges PZ Myers’ Revisionism

first_imgIn a letter to Nature, three scientists set the record straight about theology and science, after atheist P.Z. Myers got off with only a mild rebuke in a previous book review.Glenn Branch gave a fairly genteel review of The Happy Atheist by PZ Myers last month in Nature (Aug. 8).  In response, Robert White (U of Cambridge), George Ellis (U of Cape Town; see mention in ENV) and Denis Alexander (Faraday Institute; see mention in ENV, an evolution defender, ENV) – no friends of creationism or intelligent design – decided to write Nature and list a few of the “religious believers” who founded modern science.Young Earth creationists are easy to lampoon (see G. Branch Nature 500, 149; 2013). However, using reasoned arguments might hold more sway with the US creationist movement.PZ Myers, author of The Happy Atheist (which Branch reviewed), should remember that the majority of those who helped to establish the disciplines that we now practise as modern science were religious believers, including Nicolaus Copernicus, Rene Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Robert Boyle, Isaac Newton, Carl Linnaeus, Edward Jenner, Michael Faraday, Charles Babbage, Joseph Lister, William Thomson and Arthur Stanley Eddington — to name but a few, and excluding a long list of contemporary names. Half of the 10 most influential scientists of the past 350 years chosen for the Royal Society’s commemorative stamps in 2010 were religious believers.Branch had, indeed, lampooned creationists in spirit with Myers.  These three scientists, though, wanted to make sure he was not dissing “religious belief” in general.We take this opportunity for you to read some of our biographies of these great scientists by clicking their names.  Some of them were not just “religious believers” but strong Christians who studied the Bible and trusted its authority.  White, Ellis and Alexander would not wish to associate with “creationists” or even advocates of intelligent design, but they don’t want to support atheism, either – especially the brand advocated by foul-mouthed PZ Myers, who made a fool of himself on Ray Comfort’s Evolution vs God video by saying human beings are fish.It may be “easy” to lampoon creationists, but looking at all the Stupid Evolution Quotes of the Week on this site, and the many foolish things the Darwin disciples say every day (see most recent example of hundreds), who would not be embarrassed to hang with that crowd?  If Charlie worshipers wish to parade their naked emperor in public, day after day, they lampoon themselves without our help.  But to believe an intelligent, all-wise Creator made the order and complexity we see in nature, and told us what He did, why should that be a subject of scorn?  Well, look what they did to Jesus; don’t be surprised.One thing we can agree with these theistic evolutionists on: “using reasoned arguments might hold more sway with the US creationist movement.”  Great idea!  When do they start?  We dare anyone to lampoon this month’s featured scientist, Raymond Damadian, inventor of the MRI scanner – a Bible-believing creationist.  Millions owe their lives to his intelligent design. (Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Harlow named Farm Bureau organization director

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ivory Harlow of Chillicothe has been named organization director for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and will serve members in Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway and Ross counties. She will work with the county Farm Bureaus to address issues important to members and their communities.Harlow previously was a program specialist with the Center for Cooperatives at Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. She received her bachelor’s degree from Strayer University, a master’s from Ohio Christian University and is working toward a masters of business administration at Ohio State University. Harlow served four years in the United States Air Force.She and her husband, Kip, own and operate a mixed livestock and forage farm. She has been active in Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals program and American FarmBureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers program. She is a Ross County master gardener and is active with the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, American BoerGoat Association, Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association and the FarmerVeteran Coalition.Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Learn more at ofbf.org.last_img read more

Enviros Appeal EPA Action

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — EPA decided in July not to ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos, and now, environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Seattle to review that decision.In July, EPA said it will expedite what is an ongoing review of chlorpyrifos in response to public concerns raised. The agency has until 2022 to complete its review.Groups filing the petition include the League of United Latin American Citizens; Pesticide Action Network North America; Natural Resources Defense Council; California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation; Farmworker Association of Florida; Farmworker Justice; Labor Council for Latin American Advancement; Learning Disabilities Association of America; National Hispanic Medical Association Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste; and United Farm Workers.“EPA has repeatedly found chlorpyrifos unsafe, especially to children, yet time and time again it refuses to protect kids,” said Patti Goldman, the Earthjustice managing attorney leading the case. “But Earthjustice and our clients won’t stand for this. The science and the law call for a chlorpyrifos ban. We are hopeful the courts will do the same for the sake of children and farmworkers.”The EPA had until July 18 to address objections to its 2007 decision rejecting a petition asking for a ban. The deadline was set as part of a court order issued on April 19, 2019, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco.Chlorpyrifos is the main ingredient in Corteva Agriscience’s Lorsban insecticide, which targets soybean aphids, spider mites and corn rootworm.The EPA has consistently maintained available science supports the human safety of chlorpyrifos, while environmental groups continue to say it is unsafe for humans.An EPA spokesperson told DTN in July that the agency may at some point place new restrictions on chlorpyrifos.The legal pursuit aimed at chlorpyrifos began in 2007 when the Pesticide Action Network North America and the Natural Resources Defense Council petitioned EPA to cancel the insecticide’s registrations.The EPA denied the petition and said at the time that farmers need chlorpyrifos, and the agency uses “sound science” when making decisions.The agency’s rejection of the 2007 petition was a surprising reversal from the stance of the EPA under the Obama administration, which had indicated as recently as fall 2016 that it was prepared to issue a full ban on the pesticide.Todd Neeley can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(BAS/CZ)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Report: iOS Could End iPhone Jailbreaking (Updated)

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market AddictiveTips, a tech blog with a small but growing profile online, has published what it says is leaked information from an anonymous employee at Apple alleging that the new iOS will, among other things, detect whether an iPhone has been jailbroken and unlocked – then require that factory approved software be re-installed. Jailbroken phones that don’t return to the fold will be shut off from receiving a signal from AT&T. Update: Upon further discussion, it’s unclear whether the code in question will shut off all jailbroken phones or just those that have been unlocked from AT&T to run on T-Mobile.IPhone owners jailbreak their phones so they can run unauthorized software and access parts of device (which they bought) that Apple prohibits customer use of, including the ability to turn the iPhone into a wifi hotspot without paying an additional fee. Though new versions of the OS regularly allow users to access functionality that required jailbreaking before, posts such as our nearly 2 year old Top 10 Apps Worth Jailbreaking Your iPhone to Get remain very, very popular. Jailbreaking advocates consider the tactic to be a matter of freedom, customer rights and tech innovation.See also: Why You Have to Jailbreak the iPhoneIn its post that we found via The Next Web, AddictiveTips quotes its anonymous source thusly:in the iOS4 there is a line of code we wrote that stands for OAU also known as “Over Air Updates”. How it works is every 7 to 14 days We (Apple) and AT&T send a message to your iPhone that gathers some data from your iPhone without you knowing and we see what is running, baseband and firmware. We then send a following message. “There are optional updates for your iPhone, Would you like to install them now?” two options “Yes” or “Later”. Those are what would would call “OPTIONAL UPDATES” Now there are things called “MANDATORY UPDATES”. They tend to work the same way, grab data from the iPhones sends it to AT&T and us then back to your iPhone with the message, “Your iPhone (name of iphone) must be updated to the current AT&T standards to run”, your only option is to “Accept” Now you can try to work your way around it until you get the second mandatory message again “You must plug iPhone into iTunes and update” If you don’t do this you will then receive no Signal from the network anymore and your iPhone will potentially lock up with no signs of use until you update your iPhone via iTunes. You all agreed to this terms and condition when you installed iTunes 9.2 and then again once you updated to iOS4.The article’s source seems to indicate that this is not just about unlocking the iPhone from AT&T as a carrier, but also about the easier hack of jailbreaking it to run unauthorized software. Those two are on occasion confused, however.Is This Credible?It’s not hard to believe that Apple would implement a technical step to back up the prohibition against jailbreaking that it has in its Terms of Service, but it’s also not hard to believe that few enough people jailbreak their phones that it wouldn’t really be worth the hassle.Do you buy it? The source, Addicting Tips, is a small blog that doesn’t appear to have a history of sensationalism. The site posts tips on things like how to remove background noise during VOIP calls in Skype and how to gain root access to various mobile devices. Previous posts have been linked-to by trusted bloggers like LifeHacker and SearchEngineWatch’s Danny Sullivan.Not everyone believes it, though. IPhone jailbreak software developer @musclenerd, of the hacking group iPhone Dev Team, said this afternoon, “So much of that article seems like nonsense. How would AT&T send an over-the-air lock command to an iPhone on T-Mobile’s network?”Others have said that any anti-jailbreaking steps Apple takes will simply fall in time to an arms race with jailbreaking hackers. Leading hacker George Hotz said at a conference in France this week that he has created an exploit that will “jailbreak for life” any iPhone, including one running the newest iOS.What do you think? Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

NSWMA to Implement Night Collections for Festive Season

first_img The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will be stepping up operations in town centres across the island for the festive season.Executive Director of the NSWMA, Audley Gordon, told JIS News that beginning December 15, the agency will be carrying out night collections in commercial areas between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.“We expect to crank up our Christmas operations in terms of special collections from the 15th of December, which is considered the peak shopping period up to New Year. We will be looking at more night collections for the major town centres where there is heavy shopping. We will be going right up until the New Year to ensure that the place is kept clean,” he said.Mr. Gordon informed that the agency will be working closely with the municipal corporations in the operations.“We have been speaking with the corporations in terms of what streets will be open for vending, and we have begun to strategise how and when we will clean those streets,” he noted.Meanwhile, Mr. Gordon is appealing to the public to work with the NSWMA in the proper disposal of waste material.“When you go shopping and accumulate all the gift boxes and wrapping papers, package them properly; we will come for them. We want to work together to make this the cleanest Christmas ever,” he said.He assured that the NSWMA will be keeping to its regular collection schedule for residential areas during the Christmas period.The NSWMA is an agency of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development.Operations are carried out through its regional offices – Metropolitan Parks and Markets Ltd., Southern Parks and Markets Ltd., Western Parks and Markets Ltd., and North Eastern Parks and Markets Ltd.The agency manages waste sites in four regions – Riverton, Retirement, and the Southern and Northeastern sections of the island. “We expect to crank up our Christmas operations in terms of special collections from the 15th of December, which is considered the peak shopping period up to New Year. We will be looking at more night collections for the major town centres where there is heavy shopping. We will be going right up until the New Year to ensure that the place is kept clean,” he said. The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will be stepping up operations in town centres across the island for the festive season. Story Highlights Executive Director of the NSWMA, Audley Gordon, told JIS News that beginning December 15, the agency will be carrying out night collections in commercial areas between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. last_img read more

Boy dies while taking selfie with train

first_imgKolkata: A 15-year-old boy died after he was hit by a train while clicking a selfie with another moving train in West Bengal’s Purba Burdwan district, police said on Sunday. Biswajit Turi was clicking the selfie near Noadar Dhal station when he was hit by the train on Friday, an official said. He was taken to a hospital where he died.last_img