Golfer Vani tied 22nd in Finland

first_imgLahti, June 8: Indian golfer Vani Kapoor finished the first round tied at 22nd position with a score of three-over par 75 in the 40,000 euros Viaplay Ladies Finnish Open, part of the Ladies European Tour (LET) Access Series.Vani on Thursday carded a birdie on the sixth hole against four bogeys on the first, seventh, 11th and 17th holes at the Messila Golf Club. She shared the 22nd spot with 12 others.Laura Fuenfstuek of Germany was on top with a four-under 68 — one stroke ahead of Sweden’s Emma Nilsson.Laura’s round included an eagle (on the par-five ninth hole), six birdies against four bogeys.Emma fired six birdies against three bogeys.Finnish amateur Krista Junkkari was third with a 70. IANSlast_img read more

2022 Ryder Cup will take place in Rome

first_imgFour countries – Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain – had been part of the bid process.The match up between Europe and the United States will take place in Minnesota next year, France in 2018, before Whistling Straits in Wisconsin hosts in 2020.last_img

Science Replication: An Ideal in Crisis

first_imgJournal editors are uniting to confront a crisis of confidence: lack of reproducibility of science results.According to naive conceptions of science, replication is a source of confidence in scientific results – or as Finagle put it, “Experiments should be reproducible; they should all fail the same way.”  Unfortunately, what sounds good in theory is not always true in practice.  That’s why Nature and Science both posted special editorials titled, “Journals unite for reproducibility.”  After all, “public trust in science is at stake.”Just how bad is this ‘replication crisis,’ as Jonathan W. Schooler calls it in Nature?  “In disciplines such as medicine, psychology, genetics and biology,” he says, “researchers have been confronted with results that are not as robust as they originally seemed.”  This is in addition to many sciences that concern historical events that are not reproducible even in principle, such as big bang cosmology, the origin of life, and universal common ancestry.  Any science that relies on singularities or contingent events is not reproducible.Nature’s editors state the ideal of replication:Reproducibility, rigour, transparency and independent verification are cornerstones of the scientific method. Of course, just because a result is reproducible does not make it right, and just because it is not reproducible does not make it wrong. A transparent and rigorous approach, however, will almost always shine a light on issues of reproducibility. This light ensures that science moves forward, through independent verifications as well as the course corrections that come from refutations and the objective examination of the resulting data.It’s interesting that they should speak of “course corrections that come from refutations and the objective examination” of data, when the journal routinely screens refutations and objective examinations of Darwinian evolution.  Be that as it may, the editors reported that journal editors met at the AAAS in June to formulate Guidelines in Reporting Preclinical Research.  It’s part of “quality control” that Science Magazine says leads to “best practices” in science; “the important point is that a large number of scientific journals are standing together in their conviction that reproducibility and transparency are important issues.”  The public needs this assurance; “The hope is that that these guidelines will not be viewed as onerous, but as part of the quality control that justifies the public trust in science.”You’ve just been Gruberized.  You were lied to; your science teacher told you that science was self-correcting and reproducible, and that’s what made it so trustworthy against all other forms of knowledge generation.  They didn’t want to reveal how inaccurate that claim is in the real world, because the American public is too stupid to understand it without a nuanced presentation.  It was important to get the hype passed by the media, because the elites wanted their exalted reputation to be swallowed without debate.  Now that they’ve been caught red-handed with their deceit, they are in damage repair mode.  “Don’t worry,” they tell us too late; “you can still trust us.”Replication is a simplistic ideal that is rarely followed in practice.  Except in rare high-profile cases, like the cold fusion claim of the 1980s, scientists are simply too busy to try to replicate someone else’s work.  And who is going to replicate the Higgs boson discovery without a CERN supercollider to use, and hundreds of researchers?  Obviously, some of the most worldview-dependent claims about big bang cosmology and evolution’s “great transformations” cannot be replicated.In the philosophy of science, only a few branches of science, like chemistry and mechanics, even lend themselves to replication.  Some are replicable in principle, like medicine, but are often too plagued by complexity to obtain solid reproducible results in the lab.  Psychology is hopelessly confused by the largely unpredictable actions of free moral agents.  The worst sciences at reproducibility are the evolutionary historical sciences.  How is one to replicate the emergence of a particular species, especially when there is no fossil record?  In cosmology, how is one to replicate the big bang, or the multiverse?  Different methods are needed, one argues; well, the same is true for non-science fields, like history or theology.If we can just get past the false dogma that a “scientific method” exists, we should focus our attention less on “scientific reasoning” and more on “logical reasoning” about evidence.  There is no one scientific method, but a series of disparate fields of inquiry, all grasping at the honor of the word “Science,” each using different methods, tools, and types of evidence.  Their explanations also vary widely in quality and evidential support.This entry reminds us of how important integrity is to science.  Integrity is not made of particles, nor does it evolve.  Without a reliable, changeless standard of honesty and love of the truth, science cannot exist.  The Bible provides that standard.  Secular materialism does not.  When the leading journal editors wring their hands about the necessity of transparency, public trust and convictions, tell them to kick the Darwin habit and read the Ten Commandments. 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Caviar at Mach 2

first_imgOn February 7, 1996, a scheduled British Airways flight set a world speed record that will never be broken in our lifetime. The fastest passenger flight in history was made twenty years ago between London’s Heathrow Airport and New York’s JFK, a distance of 3, 000 nautical miles, flown in only two hours and 53 minutes. The airplane was the incomparable supersonic Concorde.On that epic transatlantic run, British Airways Concorde G-BOAD, the tenth Concorde built, was piloted by veteran Captain Leslie Scott and First Officer Tim Orchard. The official FAI-recorded flight time was two hours, 52 minutes, and 59 seconds. “Alpha-Delta” was the highest-time Concorde flown with 23,397 hours, and currently resides at the Intrepid Air Museum in New York. Its maximum cruising speed of Mach 2.04 (1,350mph) was faster than man’s very first Mach 2 flight achieved with the experimental rocket-powered Douglas D-558-II in November 1953.There have been numerous stories of how Concorde’s speed was used in unique ways by high-end clientele. There was the New York tycoon who saved more in interest than the cost of his ticket by closing a deal in London the same day the contract was written, or the rock star who had his personal barber flown by Concorde to New York to administer a trim before the singer’s concert at Madison Square Garden that same evening. The airplane was chartered by numerous travel groups for round-the-world supersonic tours of everything from museums to golf courses.Read: Concorde to start charter flights by 2020?However, there was one short-lived Concorde service that never quite made the headlines, yet offered the mass public a chance to experience the near-supersonic realm – or at least a full afterburner takeoff. Flown as an interlink with British Airways and Air France in 1979, Braniff International Airlines established Concorde flights from Dallas, Texas (DFW) to London and Paris, respectively, with a fuel stop and crew change at Washington’s Dulles International Airport (IAD).Due to FAA regulations, the aircraft’s registration was changed from British or French to U.S. using ScotchCal adhesive numbers for flights from DC to Dallas, and the aircraft was restricted to subsonic speed while flying over land. (The cabin Machmeter read “Mach 0.99” during cruise.) All three cockpit crew wore Captain’s stripes, and all 100 passengers were afforded sumptuous First Class service. The best part, however, was the air fare for this two-hour flight. While it may have cost as much as $6,000US to fly one-way transatlantic, one-way fare from IAD to DFW was only $79US.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 12 | Water Quality, FFA Camp, Half-Marathons, and Marriage Advice

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Episode 12 of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold, enjoys the company of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Bart Johnson, Risë Labig, and host Joel Penhorwood. Matt Reese joins us through his half-marathon buddy Joe Hoover talking about the East Tech School and FFA, busy teaching agriculture in urban areas. Dale speaks with John and Todd Davis on the newly rebuilt Discovery Center at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum. Ty hears from Aaron Heilers on a tour of the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms. Plus, the crew wraps it all up with a bit of wedding advice to the soon-to-be-married Joel. Join us for the Ohio Ag Net Podcast!last_img read more

Desiree Cheng bids La Salle goodbye with ‘happy heart, much contentment’

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES READ: UST enters UAAP Finals, topples La Salle in 5 sets  Desiree Cheng and the other Lady Spikers get some love from the La Salle faithful. #UAAPSeason81 | @BLozadaINQ pic.twitter.com/hPmM11LaaT— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) May 5, 2019MANILA, Philippines—Desiree Cheng’s final year with De La Salle University may not have ended the way she wanted it to be, but the Lady Spikers skipper is going out fulfilled.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsIn a post on her Instagram, Cheng expressed her gratitude to those who helped her along the way in the UAAP, especially his head coach Ramil de Jesus.ADVERTISEMENT View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The 22-year-old Cheng wrapped up her collegiate career with two championships, a Finals MVP plum and a Best Server recognition.La Salle was going for its third straight title this UAAP Season 81 but its campaign was cut short by a fast-rising University of Santo Tomas side in the Final Four two days ago.READ: La Salle’s long UAAP finals streak ends: ‘You can’t be at the top all the time’Cheng thanked De Jesus for many things but it was the multi-titled mentor’s faith in her that she holds dear the most.“Thank you to my Coaches especially Coach RDJ. Thank you because you trusted and believed in me during those moments when I even doubted myself. Thank you for not giving up on me during those times I myself gave up for a while,” Cheng said.“I am Desiree Cheng #2 of the Lady Spikers, Signing Off. 💚 On to the next.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It was one heck of a ride fighting for the Green and White. But I just want you guys to know na I am leaving my AN1MO Journey with a happy heart and much contentment. It was such an honor on my part to have the opportunity to finish my studies and to play Volleyball in my dream school. For me, it has always been a privilege to be called a LASALLIAN,” she wrote on Monday. PBA D-League: FEU nears playoffs after nipping Diliman College-Gerry’s Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more

2017 Tournament Livestream

first_imgCan’t make it to the Sunshine Coast to watch our showcase of events? We have got you covered!Join the action of the following events from home:Harvey Norman National Youth ChampionshipsHarvey Norman National Schools CupAlliance CupMasters Trans Tasman Test SeriesLivestream coverage of field one will begin from 9:00am AEST Wednesday 13 September 2017.To view the livestream, click hereKeep up-to-date with all of the action via TFA social media channels!Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYoutube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausSnapchat – tfaofficiallast_img read more

10 months agoGenoa director Perinetti: Napoli keen on Kouame

first_imgGenoa director Perinetti: Napoli keen on Kouameby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGenoa director Giorgio Perinetti admits there’s big interest for young striker Christian Kouame.There has been talk of a €25m move to Napoli.But Perinetti says, “First of all, I want to make clear that nobody is leaving Genoa in January. Having said that, some might want to get a deal in early to stave off competition.“We did have a meeting with Napoli for Kouame. The collaborators are here and we’ll have another encounter with them over the next week.”There are at least two Premier League clubs who want Kouame, as they often send scouts to observe him. I look at Kouame and Krzysztof Piatek and am happy to have both at Genoa.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini delighted with matchwinner Rice

first_imgWest Ham boss Pellegrini delighted with matchwinner Riceby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDeclan Rice proved West Ham’s matchwinner for victory over Arsenal on Saturday.The 19-year-old midfielder struck early in the second half to condemn Arsenal, who left Mesut Ozil out of their squad, to a fifth defeat of the season.Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini said, “Declan Rice is improving in every game, maybe first of all I decided for him to be a midfielder because he can play as a centre-back too. After that, when he was giving solid performances in that position, we tried to help him play a little bit up. “Today you could see he played a lot of balls in front and not back, and he has a good shot, is good technically and is good on aerial duels so I think we are seeing a complete player. He is just 19 years old and I’m sure in the future he will be a top, top player.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more