Huskies move to within point of third with win over Vipers

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Playing on back to back nights the Fort St. John Huskies put forth a gritty road effort last night in Sexsmith and were rewarded for their efforts. Overall the game was rather chippy but it was the Huskies coming out on top with a 4-1 win which now moves them to within a point of third place in the league standings.The Huskies were out in front after the first period by a score of 2-1 and gradually built on their advantage to lead 3-1 after 40 minutes. A late marker in the third rounded out the scoring.Assistant coach Todd Alexander said his club did a great job of staying composed throughout the game under the circumstances and was proud of how they responded with goals instead of extra penalty minutes.- Advertisement -“It was a rough game out there. There were lots of bodies flying. It was chippy hockey, a little bit of old school hockey there. It’s super important to keep your composure because you can cost yourself at any second by going off the handle. We kept our composure and buried a big goal after a ruckus and that was the nail in the coffin,” he said.The Huskies were forced to play with four defencemen due to injuries but a simplistic approach on the back end proved to be effective with skaters up front helping out where possible as well.“The D kept it simple. Forwards were helping out big time. A lot better job of winning pucks along the walls, getting pucks out. We weren’t turning a bunch of pucks over. The four guys battled hard back there and kept it simple off the window all night long. It was a good response to come here and get a win,” he said.Advertisement Scoring for the Huskies were Jacob Lang (2), Kody Disher, and Jordan Harder. Harder also added two assists in his return to the line up from a lower body injury.The Huskies will be back on the ice on Wednesday when they make the trip to Dawson Creek to take on the Junior Canucks at 8 p.m.last_img read more

Fekir ‘feels very good at Lyon’ amid transfer rumours

first_img0Shares0000Nabil Fekir remains at Lyon for the time being but is on the radar of Premier League clubs © AFP / ROMAIN LAFABREGUELYON, France, Aug 6 – Lyon captain Nabil Fekir insists he is happy at the club and looking forward to a successful season despite ongoing speculation over his future.The 25-year-old playmaker, a member of France’s World Cup winning squad, was on the verge of a move to Liverpool in June before negotiations broke down. “As you can see, I’m in Lyon. I’m very happy here,” Fekir said in an interview on the club’s website as he returned to training on Monday.“But there is a still a long way to go in the transfer window and everything happens very quickly in football.”Chelsea are reportedly also interested in Fekir as Maurizio Sarri attempts to bolster his side before the Premier League transfer deadline on Thursday.“You don’t know what will happen in the future but I’m very comfortable at Lyon. I feel really good within the squad,” said Fekir.“We have very good players and there’s a good atmosphere. It’s a bit like in the France team, there’s a mix of older players and younger ones, with some more experienced players than others.”Lyon are back in the Champions League this season after missing out last term, and Fekir is targeting a much more successful campaign than their group stage exit in 2016-17.“It was important to play in it. We’re lucky to be able to play in this magnificent competition. I hope we will have a very good run and aim for as high as possible.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Whelan confirms Wigan will interview Mackay for manager’s job

first_img1 Malky Mackay Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has confirmed Malky Mackay is in the running to be the club’s new manager.Mackay, who has been out of the game since being axed by Cardiff in December 2013, will hold talks with the Latics this week about replacing Uwe Rosler.It would be a controversial appointment by the Championship club, given his reputation took a major hit earlier this year after the Welsh club sent a dossier to the FA accusing him of exchanging ‘racist, sexist and homophobic’ texts and email messages with then sporting director Iain Moody.Mackay was forced to pull out of the running to be Crystal Palace manager in August as a result of the revelations and he subsequently issued an apology, admiting the exchanges with Moody were “disrespectful of other cultures”.But Whelan has revealed he could now hand the Scot a route back into the game.“I can confirm Malky Mackay has applied and we will speak to him,” he told the Daily Telegraph. “I believe he deserves a fair hearing.“We’ve had over 20 applications and started interviews on Tuesday. Hopefully we can make an appointment before the game this weekend against Middlesbrough.“It’s an important job and I don’t like to mess around when I think I’ve got the right person.”last_img read more

DEROGATION OF ROADS IN NORTH FROM UK HGV LEVY IMPERATIVE – McHUGH

first_imgThe derogation of roads in the North from UK HGV Levy is imperative for the continued success of economic relationship between Ireland and Northern Ireland for hauliers and truckers, says Deputy Joe McHugh.Joe McHugh TDThe Fine Gael Deputy says this is an issue that I have been raising in every capacity available to him.“I brought it up with both the First Minister, Peter Robinson, and the Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness during a recent visit to Stormont. I also followed up formally in writing with the hope that it would have a real impact with both. I have also raised the issue with the North South Ministerial Council (NSMC). “I attended a public meeting on the matter in Donegal and following this, I set up a meeting with Minister Varadkar and the Donegal Truckers to highlight the urgency around the introduction of this Levy, which will come into effect from 1st April.“Minister Varadkar has met with his British counterpart, Stephen Hammond, MP in seeking the derogation of certain key roads in Northern Ireland, as well as continuous engagement with members of the Parliamentary Party and I commend the Minister for his ongoing hard work at raising this issue on all fronts,” he said.The Donegal Deputy has been working closely with his colleagues in the Parliamentary Party and has asked An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, to raise the issue with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, at their bilateral meeting next week.This issue was first brought to his attention by the Irish Road Hauliers Association, who have been campaigning tirelessly against the introduction of the Levy in Northern Ireland due to the harmful economic impact it will have on their members and the anti-competitive nature of the legislation, he said. “I am writing to the Minister for Communications, Energy and natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte as the Minister will be in the UK for St Patrick’s Day and will be in a position to raise it with his UK counterpart. I had an opportunity yesterday, at a meeting convened by the US Embassy on North-South relations, to discuss this issue with the CEO of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce and I highlighted the negative implications this Levy could have on British-Irish relations.“I have written formally, and in my capacity both as a Public Representative of Co. Donegal, who I believe will be impacted the most by the Levy, but also in my capacity as Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement and Co Chair of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly, to Patrick McLoughlin MP,Secretary of State for Transport , as well as the Ambassador from the UK to Ireland, Dominick Chilcott, CMG and the Northern Ireland Minister for the Environment, Mark H Durkan, MLA.“Aside from writing to my colleagues and relevant political representatives, I have been continuously raising this issue at every opportunity so as to get the message out there that this legislation has been passed in Westminster, will come into effect from the beginning of April 2014, and that hauliers who use the roads in Northern Ireland will be affected by this Levy. I raised the issue during today’s Good Friday Agreement Committee meeting, which was supported by members of the Committee, and also raised it recently in Derry at a meeting with the North/West cross-border group.“This is a UK Levy being introduced on UK roads so it is imperative that those introducing the legislation and those who will be regulating and enforcing the Levy are aware of the impact this will have on Irish drivers who are forced to use Northern roads when traversing the country. What we are asking for is not special treatment, but for the implications of such a Levy to be considered in the context of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland being a unique situation and extra consideration needs to be given to such legislation and the economic impact this will have on Irish businesses.“The social and economic relationship between Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the UK is a very close one and it is on this basis that I would encourage those who have deciding powers in this decision, to seriously consider and review the possibility of the derogation of certain roads in Northern Ireland.” DEROGATION OF ROADS IN NORTH FROM UK HGV LEVY IMPERATIVE – McHUGH was last modified: March 7th, 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 on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:HGVJoe McHughtruckerslast_img read more

FANCY BEATING GAA STARS MURPHY AND GALLAGHER IN THE GLENSWILLY 5K?

first_imgNeil Gallagher and Michael Murphy with the Danny Mc Daid Perpetual Cup at the launch of the Glenswilly Gaa 5k. Also included in photo Danny Mc Daid, Neily Mc Daid, James Pat Mc Daid, the Glenswilly 5k committee and Beirne Lapsley of Donegal Stationery who are main sponsors of this years event. Photo: Geraldine DiverHave you ever fancied beating Donegal stars Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher in a 5K?Well now is your chance.The Glenswilly players will join their senior team-mates for the annual Glenswilly 5K next Wednesday, June 25th at 7.30pm. Now in its third year, the event has gone from strength to strength with all funds raised going to the development of the underage teams at the clubThere will be a pre-registration night next Tuesday from 6-7pm with registration also on the night from 6-7pm.The entry fee for the event is just €8 with all Under 16s free.The fast and flat course will be marshaled throughout and will be safe for all younger people who wish to take part. Showers and the best of Glenswilly refreshments will also be provided. FANCY BEATING GAA STARS MURPHY AND GALLAGHER IN THE GLENSWILLY 5K? was last modified: June 19th, 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 on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Glenswilly 5KMichael MurphyNeil Gallagherlast_img read more

Sharks compete for 40 minutes, unravel in ‘unacceptable’ third period

first_imgTAMPA, Fla. — Despite being down three goals, the Sharks were not upset at the way they competed in the first two periods of Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.After the Lightning scored their fourth goal early in the third period, though, that compete level took a nosedive.The Sharks allowed four goals in the final 20 minutes to the Lightning — and once again couldn’t buy a goal on the power play — in a 7-1 drubbing at Amalie Arena, San Jose’s most lopsided loss of the season. …last_img read more

Evolution Fits Any Data

first_imgAt first blush, it might seem a wonderful thing when many different kinds of evidence can be explained by one simple, elegant theory.  Actually, though, too much confirmation can be a theory’s downfall.  When a theory explains too much – even opposite things – it really explains nothing.  For instance, everything in the universe can be explained by the phrase, “Stuff happens.”  Such a theory is useless, even if true.  That’s why any theory that explains too much should be looked at askance.  Here are some recent observations offered in support of the theory of evolution: Antibiotic resistance:  Evolutionists debating creationists have pointed to the evolution of antibiotic resistance as an example of evolution occurring right before our eyes.  The idea is that bacteria never encountered modern antibiotics till they were synthesized in the early 20th century, so they must have quickly adapted by natural selection to the new environmental challenge.  A paper in Nature just showed, however, that resistance to antibiotics is ancient.1  Canadian researchers sequenced DNA from permafrost said to be 30,000 years old, and found genes for four kinds of antiobiotic resistance already there; in fact, the gene to resist vancomycin was present, and looked similar to modern variants. The discovery of antibiotics more than 70 years ago initiated a period of drug innovation and implementation in human and animal health and agriculture. These discoveries were tempered in all cases by the emergence of resistant microbes. This history has been interpreted to mean that antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria is a modern phenomenon; this view is reinforced by the fact that collections of microbes that predate the antibiotic era are highly susceptible to antibiotics…. This work firmly establishes that antibiotic resistance genes predate our use of antibiotics and offers the first direct evidence that antibiotic resistance is an ancient, naturally occurring phenomenon widespread in the environment. This is consistent with the rapid emergence of resistance in the clinic and predicts that new antibiotics will select for pre-existing resistance determinants that have been circulating within the microbial pangenome for millennia. Rather than falsifying a key argument for evolution, though, this has been taken as further confirmation of it.  “These results show conclusively that antibiotic resistance is a natural phenomenon,” the authors said, “that predates the modern selective pressure of clinical antibiotic use.”  It just puts the “selective pressure” in the past instead of under our eyes. Endless variation most beautiful:  The lab plant Arabidopsis thaliana (water cress) has been scrutinized every which way.  Now there are genomes for dozens of varieties.  Michael Bevan wrote for Nature about what geneticists are learning from comparative genomics.2  He began, Charles Darwin wrote of the “endless forms most beautiful” of species that have arisen from natural selection. But his words also apply to the genetic variation within species such as the highly adaptable plant Arabidopsis thaliana (Fig. 1). The first analyses of the sequences of multiple genomes of A. thaliana, including one on page 419 of this issue by Gan et al., have now been published. These studies provide a foundation for identifying the factors that shape genome change, and for mapping genome-sequence variation among a wide range of A. thaliana varieties that represents the plant’s diversity. But while Bevan and Gan et al.3 welcomed the new information on genetic diversity of this plant, they did not entertain thoughts that the variability could have been designed (i.e., for pre-programmed adaptability), nor did they consider the question of why, after presumably millions of years of variation, these plants are still members of a single species.  How appropriate, therefore, was it for Bevan to apply Darwin’s line to the phenomenon? Time dilation:  Researchers proudly announced a new robust Tree of Life for mammals.  The report in PhysOrg shows Mark Springer (UC Riverside) smiling happily beside his computer screen.  With teammates from Texas A&M, Springer got the fossils and the genetics to match in what had been a problematic phylogeny.  “This is the first time this kind of dataset has been put together for mammals,” Springer boasted.  In the body of the article, however, was this curious admission: To date divergence times on their phylogeny of mammalian families, Springer and colleagues used a “relaxed molecular clock.” This kind of molecular clock allows for the use of multiple rates of evolution instead of using one rate of evolution that governs all branches of the Tree of Life. They also used age estimates for numerous fossil mammals to calibrate their time tree. But if the calibration is applied to a relaxed clock, it would seem that this is an exercise in circular reasoning: using evolutionarily-assumed estimates for fossil dates to stretch or compress the dates for evolutionarily-assumed ancestral lines.  Visions of Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory come to mind. Fluctuating climate:  As the old joke goes, if you don’t like the weather in [name your city], wait five minutes.”  This can be expanded in evolutionary time to, “If you can’t evolve in your local climate, wait a million years.”  Sure enough, PhysOrg announced to readers, “Climatic fluctuations drove key events in human evolution.”  To support this idea, a notion was introduced called variability selection.  “Variability selection suggests that evolution, when faced with rapid climatic fluctuation, should respond to the range of habitats encountered rather than to each individual habitat in turn; the timeline of variability selection established by Dr. [Matt] Grove [U of Liverpool] suggests that Homo erectus could be a product of exactly this process.”  That’s because, he explains, Homo erectus was a “generalist,” something like a jack of all climates.  Other putative ancestors apparently took the latter option of the slogan, “evolve or perish.”  While suggesting things, Grove also suggested that recent global warming may outrun humans’ ability to evolve.  That shouldn’t be a problem, though; maybe “relaxed molecular clocks” (see previous item) could be applied to match evolution up with “variability selection.” Forward, backward, or lateral pass:  Another article on PhysOrg exclaims, “Fluid equilibrium in prehistoric organisms sheds light on a turning point in evolution.”  Since “Maintaining fluid balance in the body is essential to survival, from the tiniest protozoa to the mightiest of mammals,” evolution was faced with a crossroads.  In the new tale, “Swiss researchers have found genetic evidence that links this intricate process to a turning point in evolution.”  Old cells couldn’t pump sodium out of their membranes effectively.  This put them behind an evolutionary roadblock.  Bernard Rossier (U of Lausanne) figured out how they broke through: a certain subunit of a gene for pumping sodium “appeared” and the rest was history: “the team found that the beta subunit appeared slightly before the emergence of Metazoans (multicellular animals with differentiated tissues) roughly 750 million years ago.”  Rossier couldn’t quite figure out when the emergence appeared: Dr. Rossier said that although it is possible that the genes for ENaC originated in the common ancestor of eukaryotes and were lost in all branches except the Metazoa and the Excavates, there is another possibility. There could have been a lateral transfer of genes between N. gruberi and a Metazoan ancestor, one that lived between the last common ancestor of all eukaryotes and the first Metazoans. Either way, evolution explains it, and evolution wins.  With this vital piece of their machinery now in place, the first eukaryotic cells that emerged could pump their sodium, maintain fluid balance, and diversify.  Giraffes and redwoods could not be far behind; after all, what’s a few more million years?  That’s plenty of evolutionary time for things to emerge and appear. Under the sea:  According to PhysOrg, evolutionary detectives are getting warmer. Their goal is to explain a profound mystery: About 3.8 billion years ago, Earth was teeming with unicellular life. A little more than 4.5 billion years ago, the Earth was a ball of vaporous rock. And somewhere in between, the first organisms spontaneously arose.  Pinpointing exactly when and how that shift happened has proven a difficult bit of interdisciplinary detective work. A team of Stanford geologists hasn’t quite solved the problem, but they’ve come closer. By examining the geology and environment of the early Earth, the researchers demonstrate the plausibility of one theory: that life originated above serpentinite rock on the ocean bottom. Because the necessary conditions only existed for a few million years, the findings provide a potential timestamp for the appearance of the Earth’s first organism. Whether or not this represents scientific progress, though, is an interesting question.  Their scenario relies heavily on imagination: “Serpentinite was likely present when life arose,” the body text states further down.  “Unfortunately, the geological record only reliably goes back approximately 3.8 billion years, making a definitive statement impossible.”  (This calls into question the above claim that the scientists examined the geology and environment of the early Earth.) Their scenario relies on acid gradients providing an energy source for any organisms waiting in the wings to appear on stage.  “This leaves a relatively brief window for the origin of life, at least by this mechanism,” one researcher said.  The article ended, “Smoking-gun evidence in support of the origin-of-life theory remains hard to come by.”  To top it off, a researcher gave his opinion of this scientific theory founded on imagination: “It’s conceivable that a biologist might get lucky, but I’m not holding my breath.” In spite of this questionable display of confirmation for evolution (which can be considered representative, looking back through years of similar examples in Creation-Evolution Headlines), wrath remains at a fever pitch against alternatives to Darwinian evolution.  An interesting article in PhysOrg claimed that many scientists do not have a problem mixing science and religion – provided the religion completely disallows even an unspecified “designer” any active role in the process of evolution.  “Nearly all of the scientists – religious and nonreligious alike – have a negative impression of the theory of intelligent design,” the article stated about results of a poll among scientists.  The venom against anyone disbelieving evolution was sizzling in an article on Techie Buzz reviewing a new Canadian book for children about evolution, entitled “Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be,” by Daniel Loxton.  In the review, Debjyoti Bardhan started by ranting against the religious right in America, described as “a powerful Christian creationist lobby sitting in the various corridors of power… well-funded, politically powerful and extremely motivated, ready at a moment’s notice to take steps against anything deemed remotely anti-Christian.”  Standing in stark contrast are the truth-seekers, scientists who study evolution: “evolutionary theory has continued to grow, just as scientific truth does.”  Bardhan and Loxton repeated several boilerplate memes: that evolutionary theory is as well established as Newton’s theory of gravity, that evolution is science and anything else is religion, that “intelligent design” (always with scare quotes) is a rechristened avatar of Creationism, etc.  Ironically, Loxton’s book uses the evolution of drug-resistant bacteria as evidence. “Not one piece of evidence has disproved evolutionary theory,” Bardhan asserted.4  Indeed; how could it?  Evolution explains everything.  Whether a theory that explains everything is a good scientific theory is a completely different question. 1.  D’Costa, King et al., “Antibiotic resistance is ancient,” Nature 477  (22 September 2011), pp. 457–461, doi:10.1038/nature10388. 2.  Michael Bevan, “Genomics: Endless variation most beautiful,” Nature 477 (22 September 2011), pp. 415–416, doi:10.1038/477415a. 3. Gan, Stegle et al., “Multiple reference genomes and transcriptomes for Arabidopsis thaliana,” Nature 477 (22 September 2011), pp. 419–423, doi:10.1038/nature10414. 4. Bardhan suggested a falsification test for evolution: “Not one piece of evidence has disproved evolutionary theory, despite there being extremely easy ways to do so (‘Just find a fossil rabbit in the Precambrian’, as J.B.S Haldane put it).”  It is true that no Precambrian rabbits have turned up yet; however, other fossil discoveries nearly as unexpected have, and yet evolutionists found ways to incorporate the damaging evidence (for examples, search for “Precambrian rabbit” in our search bar).  It is doubtful, therefore, that a real Precambrian rabbit would actually disprove evolutionary theory. There is only one explanation for these observations: (1) evolutionism cannot be falsified, (2) evolutionary theory assumes what it needs to prove, (3) evolutionists continue to maintain such passion about their theory, and (4) evolutionary theory relies on miracles: things originate, appear, emerge, develop, and arise.  The explanation: evolution is a religion masquerading as science. On that topic, learn about Darwin’s religious views in this new article by Richard Weikart on American Thinker.  Coupled with Richard Dawkins’ oft-quoted statement that Darwinism allows one to become an intellectually-fulfilled atheist, it’s no wonder that Darwin’s disciples are so militant in their faith and energetic about keeping the real motivations hidden behind a facade of false-front scientific evidence to support their religion.(Visited 52 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ohio Farm Bureau creates Financial Essentials workshops

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Retirement planning, financial risk management and farm transition planning are topics to be presented at several Farm Bureau Financial Essentials workshops scheduled in August and September.The workshops are designed to help mitigate the stress that comes from important questions regarding family, farm and business financial issues. The resources provided will help guide the path to financial security.Sponsoring organizations are Ohio Farm Bureau, Nationwide, Farm Credit Mid-America, Wright & Moore Law, numerous county Farm Bureaus and others. The sessions are free for members of Ohio Farm Bureau and cost $10 for nonmembers. A meal is included.The retirement sessions address how financial needs change during retirement, how the Social Security program and health care costs impact retirement, what long-term care is and the stresses it can create in retirement, how to leverage an adviser’s experience for comfort in retirement and how to be better prepared for this step in life.Financial risk management sessions will help build a better understanding of risks, teach strategies and solutions to mitigate risks, provide a basic understanding of insurance options available to protect an operation, help identify opportunities that can help grow the operation and how to be better prepared to manage a business for the future.The farm transition planning sessions will demonstrate the tools necessary to ensure the farm and family are ready for the transition, build confidence to manage the interpersonal, emotional, legal and business aspects effectively, show how to work effectively with advisers, CPAs and legal services and provide a framework to achieve the farm and family’s transition goals.Workshop information is listed below. Registration and more information is available at ofbf.org/financial-essentials or by calling the numbers listed.Retirement: 6 p.m., Aug. 8, Lima, 419-523-5874 6 p.m., Aug. 15, Paulding, 419-523-5874 6 p.m., Aug. 16, Strongsville, 440-877-0706 6 p.m., Sept. 5, Gibsonburg, 419-849-2128Financial Risk Management: 6 p.m., Sept. 6, Middlefield, 440-426-2195 6 p.m., Sept. 12, Warsaw, 740-452-2356 6 p.m., Sept. 17, Hartville, 330-456-4889Farm Transition: 8 a.m., Aug. 6, South Bloomfield, 740-474-6284 8 a.m., Aug. 21, Somerset, 740-452-2356 8 a.m., Aug. 23, Plain City, 740-363-1613.last_img read more

Military Caregiving Virtual Learning Event #3 – Mark Your Calendar!

first_imgThis MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on October 21, 2016. Certificate of Completion Available!The MFLN Military Caregiving concentration will provide a Certificate of Completion following this session.Interested in Joining the Webinar?To join this event, simply click on Empowering Caregivers and Families. The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense APAN system, but is open to the public.If you cannot connect to the APAN site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on YouTube Live. Mobile options for YouTube Live are available on all Apple and Android devices. VLE Session #3: Empowering Caregivers and FamiliesJoin the MFLN Military Caregiving team as we continue learning new skills and strategies for improved communication in times of crisis in the final session of our three-part Virtual Learning Event (VLE) beginning at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 26. In session three of the VLE entitled, Empowering Caregivers and Families, we will provide an in-depth look at effective practices for communicating sensitive topics. Highlighting real-life challenges and solutions, case studies, practices from the field and a panel of professionals will be employed in addressing some of the most pressing communication issues military helping professionals face.The VLE is centered on the theme of Sensitive Topics in Caregiving: Tough Questions and Complex Answers. Our goal with this VLE is to address military family service providers’ tough questions with our expert presenters’ complex answers. If you missed VLE Session #1 (Interpersonal Relationships) or VLE Session #2 (Crisis Communication) it is still not too late to participate and receive continuing education credit or a certificate of completion.We hope you join us for the final session of the 2016 VLE, October 26th. To learn more about this VLE and previous sessions, click on 2016 MFLN Military Caregiving VLE.last_img read more

‘Where are CM, AAP leaders, Maliwal now?’

first_imgLeader of the Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta on Wednesday demanded registration of an FIR against Somnath Bharti, even as Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari questioned the party choosing to remain “mum” over the AAP MLA’s use of “uncivilised and objectionable words” against a female TV journalist in Noida. Mr. Gupta said, “Where are the Chief Minister [Arvind Kejriwal], the AAP leaders and Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal who clamour for women’s rights now? What action has she [Ms. Maliwal] taken against Mr. Bharti so far? We demand an FIR be registered against him for using vulgar and abusive language against a female TV anchor, and strict action against him by the party.” ‘Fake chilli attack’The AAP, Mr. Tiwari said on Wednesday, had immediately blamed the BJP for the “fabricated chilli powder attack” on Mr. Kejriwal outside his office in the Delhi Secretariat on Tuesday but chose to remain “mum” over the Somnath Bharti incident.Mr. Tiwari said Tuesday’s “attack” on the Chief Minister belonged to its “very old modus operandi” aimed at “getting sympathy” before the elections.“When I learnt about the [chilli powder] incident on Tuesday, I strongly condemned it via the digital platform within 15 minutes. But after the AAP held the BJP responsible for the incident, it is now necessary to reveal the modus operandi of Mr. Kejriwal, who runs the party with money earned by sinful acts,” Mr. Tiwari said at a press conference here.“This method of getting sympathy [employed by Mr. Kejriwal] is very old. Whenever the Lok Sabha or Assembly elections are to be held, such incidents happen with him,” he added.For instance, the North-East Delhi MP argued, before the Assembly elections on November 18, 2013, a man threw black paint on Mr. Kejriwal; before the Lok Sabha elections on March 5, 2014, somebody threw stones at his car; on March 25, 2015, ink and eggs were thrown at him in Varanasi.Similarly, on March 28, 2014, Mr. Kejriwal was slapped in Haryana; and on April 4, 2014; April 8, 2014; December 26, 2014 and before elections in four States on January 17, 2016, ink and eggs were thrown on the Chief Minister, the Delhi BJP chief said.“The Chief Minister has staged this fabricated attack to divert attention from the fatal attack on me by AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan and the use of objectionable words by Mr. Bharti against a female journalist,” Mr. Tiwari alleged.While Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia held a press conference soon after the alleged attack on Mr. Kejriwal, where the BJP was blamed for it, he “remained mum” on the “insult to a female journalist and the daughter of the country” by Mr. Bharti, he added. AAP, Maliwal reactMeanwhile, the AAP said later that it disapproved of Mr. Bharti’s alleged behaviour. “Mr. Bharti should not have talked the way he did on television,” AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said.In a late tweet, Ms. Maliwal said: “I strongly condemn Somnath Bharti’s mysoginistic and shameful statements against a female reporter. I believe NOIDA Police has filed an FIR in the matter. Law shall now take its course. I strongly feel people in public life should control their anger! [sic].”last_img read more