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first_imgJack Pitt-Brooke, Rachel Williams, Helena Zaba and Tom Carpenter report on the Cornmarket buskers, including the famous Bagpiper and new regulations surrounding their trade.last_img


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first_imgThe web page can be found by clicking here. (WBNG) — The Tioga County Legislature has added a page dedicated to the coronavirus on the county website. It also provides access to public health information, educational resources and school meal locations.center_img The page details confirmed cases in the county, how many people are in precautionary quarantine and more.last_img


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first_imgBy Stephen Diener                                                                                                                   July 12th, 2020If you’re only paying attention to the new daily case count of coronavirus positives, than you are sadly not getting the entire story.The headline that grabbed everyone’s attention earlier today reported a one day record of 15,300 new cases of Covid-19 in the state of Florida. And to make matters more panic inducing, that number was not only a state record, but it was a record high number for any state in the country since the pandemic began.But that was it, that’s where the story began and ended. The headline was fed to you and the fear set in.Is it unsettling to see over 15,000 new cases of coronavirus? Yes, of course it is. No matter how it’s spun, it’s still over 15,000 positives. But, the fact of the matter is, that number is only one piece of the pie and without the rest, you simply are not getting the whole picture.Here’s some of the very important information that most likely was not reported to you in the news.This is your warning, there’s about to be a lot of numbers thrown your way, but they are important numbers, so stick with me.For one, those 15,300 cases we spoke about earlier were indeed a new one day record, but what was not told to you in that salacious headline was that those positives resulted from the 142,981 tests done in one day. That was a new state record by almost 50,000 tests, beating the old record of 95,335 reported on July 9th.Think about that for a second, let’s round that number up to 143,000, and realize that when you do the math of 15,300 positive results, that nets you with an 11.25 positivity rate.And then realize that just so happens to be the lowest rate of positives in over two weeks.Also take into account something else that doesn’t get talked about in these scary headlines that they like to pass off as news. And that is the recovery rate.Yes, we have lost way too many to this hellacious virus, but the fact of the matter is the recovery rate is at least over 98%. That is not me trying to “down play the virus,’ that is a statistical fact.And lastly, one more thing to remember during these very uncertain times, the “new” cases that get reported everyday are not exactly new.It is a little known fact that when new cases are counted for the daily report, the results of those who have already received a prior positive test are added in to the new cases if they test positive once again.Keep in mind, anyone who tests positive must always get retested until the result comes back negative before they can return to their daily normal lives. That means that there are thousands of people out there who are getting retested. And what happens when they come back with a positive result for the second or even third time?Yep, you guessed it. They get added into the “new” case count.So, you can see now how important it is to be given all of the information instead of just one number in a headline.And that’s what we’re here for.last_img read more


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first_imgSubmitted by Thurston CountyThurston County’s Storm & Surface Water Advisory Board is seeking four new members.Thurston County’s Storm and Surface Water Advisory Board (SSWAB) is accepting applications for four new members to fill existing vacancies.Members advise the Board of County Commissioners on matters related to stormwater policies and programs such as public education and outreach, water quality and flood control improvements, environmental monitoring, stormwater pollution prevention, stormwater operations and maintenance, and the utility rates to support these work programs.Any resident of unincorporated Thurston County with an interest in storm and surface water resources may apply. Residents living in unincorporated Thurston County in the Littlerock, Rochester, Grand Mound, and Tenino, Rainier or Yelm area are encouraged to apply.The application is online at Thurston County’s boards and commissions web page under the section titled ‘More Information’. Those interested should complete and return the application as directed.Term length is three years. No prior board experience necessary. Meetings are usually held six times per year on the third Thursday of the month in the Water Resources conference room at 929 Lakeridge Drive SW, near the County Courthouse in Olympia from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.To learn more about the Storm and Surface Water Advisory Board, visit our website www.co.thurston.wa.us/stormwater/sswab/sswab-home.html. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more


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first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK — Expect discussions on the construction of a parking garage in downtown Red Bank to come up again at borough council meetings in the near future, says Mayor Pasquale Menna.Business owners and developers are already expressing interest in a parking garage after a lull brought on by a series of economically difficult years.Given that interest, Menna said, the time might be right to start talking about a public/private collaboration to fund the constsruction of a parking deck at the White Street municipal parking lot.“I think in the next few months there will be some action by the [borough] council on a number of comprehensive garage, parking/public use initiatives,” he said.Red Bank RiverCenter has been talking with “people who may be interested,” in pursuing this, the mayor said, but declined to name the interested parties.Any such partnership would include some stipulations, Menna said, including that the garage would be a revenue generator for the municipality; that resident taxpayers wouldn’t pay for the facility’s construction; and that, in addition to containing parking stalls, the garage would have some additional public use.“It’s got to be a creative use and we’re open to suggestions,” he said.One other condition, Menna attached: “It can’t be a big box with a housing element on top.”The shortfall in parking spaces has long been a problem for elected officials and local businesses and at times has become a heated political issue. More than a decade ago, then Mayor Edward J. McKenna Jr. and some of his Democratic borough council colleagues proposed bonding for $11 million dollars to construct a municipally owned and operated parking deck at the White Street lot. The downtown business alliance, Red Bank RiverCenter, strongly supported the project and McKenna argued that the garage would help not only the businesses, but the whole community.Republican candidates for municipal office waged a successful campaign encouraging residents to voice objections to their tax dollars being used for the project.Menna, a Democrat, at that time eventually said he would vote against it, and with the others opposed, the bond ordinance was withdrawn.Since then RiverCenter and members of the downtown business community have continued to advocate for a parking garage as a way of keeping commercial activity alive in Red Bank.New proposals have been discussed, including those that would contain retail or housing components; but none of them have moved beyond the discussion stage.Now, Menna believes, business and constsruction projects are moving forward again and the time has come to revisit the idea of a parking garage.“It’s very easy to put up a parking meter and collect a fee on the parking stall,” he said, explaining his reasoning. “But is that the most creative and the best use for the taxpayers who need relief?”Menna declined to be nailed down as to when these proposals would become public. But he did hint that there would be other significant news about forthcoming businesses. “And they will be extraordinary for the municipality, in terms of people who are going to move in to work in town,” he said.last_img read more


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first_imgDespite being knocked out in the first round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs — in five games no less, meaning the squad hosted only two of the lucrative post season contests — the Nelson Leafs hockey franchise finished the campaign on solid financial footing according to treasurer Gord Davis.“I’m happy with how the season went overall,” Davis told The Nelson Daily.“We had a $17,000 improvement in overall revenue over (2010-11) and that’s after we paid out $9,000 in scholarships to players.”Figures were released during the Leafs AGM last month.It cost Leaf board of directors $235,700 to run the team for the recent season.Hockey revenues, including admission, advertising and beer sales, totaled $179,700.Davis said that was an increase of $27,000 due to an increase in advertising revenue, which includes board ads in the arena and program advertising.There was also an increase in fans attending games during the regular season.To novice mathematicians that’s a deficit of $56,000.However, thanks to the Leaf recycling depot, the hockey team finishes the fiscal year in the black. “It’s not uncommon for a junior hockey team like ours to have other sources of revenue to run the team and we’re just lucky to have the (recycling) center, which this year generated $64,000 for us,” Davis explained.The meeting attracted only a few people.The board remains intact from last season.Back to lead the Good Leaf Ship is president Russell Stocks.Joining Davis and Stocks is vice-president Chuck Brind’Amour, Lauretta Wilson as beverage services director, Grant Arcuri, in charge of education and Lori Stocks and Brenda Nystrom.Back for his second season behind the bench is skipper Frank Maida.Maida was thrust into the position late in last year’s recruting season after then coach Chris Shaw took an assistant coaching job in the BCHL with the Vernon Vipers.Shaw has since been released by the Interior Division squad.Now that the Leafs have completed internal business, the board focuses on the league as the KIJHL AGM this weekend in Golden.Friday, team reps meet to begin setting the regular season schedule for the 2012-13 season.Saturday and Sunday governors discuss league business, setting the course for the upcoming campaign and deciding the rep for the Cyclone Taylor Cup, hosted on Vancouver Island in April 11-14 of 2013 in Comox by the Glacier Kings.OFF-ICE NEWS: Gord Davis said the Leaf recycling depot, which for years had been the place to drop off beverage containers, now accepts paint and other hazzardous products. New manager Grant Wilson is also working on accepting light bulbs in the near future.last_img read more


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first_imgDr Jerry Bergman, professor, author and speaker, is a frequent contributor to Creation-Evolution Headlines. See his Author Profile for his previous articles.(Visited 740 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Darwinist Anders Breivik Attacks in Norway led to Trauma Disorders by Dr Jerry BergmanAudio Playerhttps://crev.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/CEH-19-7-17-JB-Breivik.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Anders Behring Breivik (who anglicized his name to Andrew Berwick in his manifesto discussed below) was a young Norwegian who was enamored with Darwinism and his modern-day disciples, such as Princeton University Evolutionary Biologist Dr. Lee Silver. On Friday, July 22, 2011, Behring Breivik set off a powerful homemade bomb in Oslo, Norway. He then went on a killing rampage, murdering 77 young persons indiscriminately at a Youth League meeting on the nearby Norwegian island of Utøya. It was the worst terrorist attack in modern Norwegian history, and one of the worst in modern European history.[i] To explain his terrorist actions, he produced a 1518 page, 77,724 word document titled 2083 European Declaration of Independence.Breivik detailed in his document why he was an unapologetic champion of the Darwinian worldview. Breivik’s vision of “a perfect Europe” involved the strict application of Social Darwinism, opining that the application of “national Darwinism” should be at the core of our society. He does not believe that science should be left in private hands, but instead should be lavishly supported by the government. Breivik also stressed that science trumps religion: “As for the Church and science, it is essential that science takes an undisputed precedence over Biblical teachings.”  Breivik listed Darwin’s Origin of Species as one of the most “important” books that he has ever read. In my book How Darwinism Corrodes Morality, I go into more detail about Breivik, quoting extensively from his manifesto.The Effect of Breivik’s Darwinism Go Beyond His AttackNow, six years after the attack, Breivik is in the news again. A research project conducted by Bertel Hansen and Professor Peter Dinesen, of the University of Copenhagen Department of Political Science, in collaboration with Professor Søren Dinesen Østergaard from Aarhus University, found in the 18 months following Anders Breivik’s attack, Danes diagnosed with trauma- and stressor-related disorders increased by 16 percent.[ii] This percent equals 2,736 cases above the number expected. The researchers used data from the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register covering all psychiatric hospitals. The researchers previously documented that the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States had a similar effect on mental health, but in this case an increase of only four per cent in the period following the attacks.Ironically, the Breivik attacks in Norway produced trauma- and stressor-related disorders four times higher than that of 9/11 American attack (16 percent verses 4 percent). Danes developed mental problems due to terrorist attacks in Norway because Danes are both geographically and culturally very close to Norwegians. Danes rightly felt that this attack could have occurred to them. Furthermore, slightly over a year after the attacks, the court case against Breivik was intensely covered in the media, reminding the population of this frightful event. A new, but smaller, increase trauma- and stressor-related disorders was observed during this time. This is just another of many examples of the continuing negative effects of Darwinism on society.Now 37, Breivik is serving a 21-year sentence in a prison in southern Norway, according to a CBS News report in January, 2017. [iii] His cell is a modern, well-furnished large three-room complex where he can play video games, watch TV, and exercise. He also spends much time studying. Breivik has complained about his lack of contacts with people. Although allowed to receive visits from family and friends, aside from some writers, only his mother, a nurse now deceased, visited him before she died of breast cancer. Yet despite his comfort, and the harm he has caused to thousands of people, he complains that he is the one who has been damaged.Dressed in a black suit and tie, the stone-faced Breivik spoke coherently without emotion, saying he agreed with government attorneys who had warned that the self-proclaimed neo-Nazi had become more radicalized in prison.“I have been damaged by the isolation … (and) radicalization has been a consequence of it,” Breivik said before a three-judge panel which is reviewing a government appeal against a ruling that his isolation in prison violates human rights. “I have not been a little hurt, I have been very damaged.”How could he become “more radicalized” than he already was when he killed 77 people? What radical ideas make him so unrepentant and apparently ready to cause more harm if he could?The media continually refers to Breivik as a ‘right-wing’ extremist, rarely noting his eloquently articulated support for Darwinism as documented in his writings. The CBS article says he describes himself as a “traditional neo-Nazi”. In chapters 12-15 of my book, I document the Darwinian connection to Nazi ideas of the “master race” that led to unspeakable horrors in Germany and Japan before 1945. Breivik’s story shows that Darwinism continues to corrode morality today.Although judges could extend Breivik’s sentence indefinitely, he could be released as early as 2033 since there is no death penalty in Norway.[iv][i] Documented in detail in Chapter 8 of my book How Darwinism Corrodes Morality: Darwinism, Immorality, Abortion, and the Sexual Revolution. 2017. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Joshua Press.[ii] Increased incidence rate of trauma- and stressor-related disorders in Denmark following the Breivik attacks in Norway. Hansen, Bertel T.; Dinesen, Peter T.; Østergaard, Søren D. Epidemiology. Post Acceptance: July 13, 2017.[iii] “Mass murderer says he’s been “very damaged” by prison isolation”. CBS News, January 12, 2017.[iv] “21-year-sentence does not mean Breivik will walk free in 2033.” The Journal.IE, Aug 24, 2012.last_img read more


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first_imgAdam and Kane are doing a fantastic job from the tournament control box (the ‘fishbowl’) and they gladly offer their interesting spin on the events of day two at the 2004 National 18 Years Championships… Comments from Adam & Kane The Big Fish have been working tirelessly to bring you the truth about the `Joeygate’ scandal which saw Joe Williams fall from the stage during the AUSTOUCH launch yesterday. Although we can’t confirm it at this stage, we have uncovered an allegation that Benji Marshall, fellow rising NRL star, had in fact told Joey that he could move his chair back further than he could. In an attempt to move his chair so that he could selflessly offer his support to the youngsters behind him, Joey asked Benji for some assistance in gauging the distance he could move before falling. Benji, at his practical joke best, seized the opportunity to send his mate plummeting to the ground! When asked if this was the case, Joe declined to accuse his friend of such a heinous crime but said he would be looking into it. We here at the fishbowl have received some video footage of the event and will be in the editing suite all night in an effort to uncover the truth. Rest assured that the slow motion replays will definitely be used to uncover the truth. In other news there have been some great games on field 1 today with ACT & SQBD Sharks leading the way with a `ding dong’ battle ending in a 4 all draw. Sharks #11, James Doolah showed dynamic skills, not only in his touch ability but also the beard growing stakes. He has a beard that a Yeti would be proud to own. We are sure that we could actually see it growing as the game progressed. If it continues to grow at this rate, don’t be surprised to see it braided before the end of the week. On the subject of braids, we here in the fishbowl are alarmed at the number of `Bali Bead’ style braids we are witnessing on the touch fields of sunny Coffs Harbour. We know its semi tropical and that it has the feel of a Bali holiday but the frightening factor is that more braids are being seen in the Boy’s division than the Girls! What’s doing there boy’s? What ever happened to the Skinhead, The Mullet? Real Men’s hairstyles. We are also alarmed at the number of `rough & ready’ styles worn by many of our young men. It seems that the youth of today are becoming lazy and just leaving the `bed hair’ effect to be worn all day. The surprising thing about this is that it takes a frightful amount of `product’ to achieve this lived in look. In the coming days, the fishbowl will be naming names and pin pointing the bad hair culprits! That’s all from Adam & Kane! “See ya when we’re lookin at ya!”last_img

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first_imgChelsea put breaks on Zappacosta’s move to Lazioby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have stalled Davide Zappacosta’s move to Lazio.The fullback has agreed personal terms with the Romans about a return to Italy.But Sportitalia says Chelsea are holding up the move.That is because they do not want to let him leave on loan with an option to buy, preferring something more definitive.Negotiations will continue and the Aquile are confident of striking a deal during the January transfer window. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


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first_imgKentucky male cheerleader appears to obstruct Ocatvius Ellis.Kentucky didn’t have a ton of trouble with Cincinnati Saturday afternoon, as the Wildcats cruised to a 12-point victory to become the first 36-0 team in history. But there was a bit of a controversial moment early in the second half, when a male cheerleader for the school appeared to impede Bearcats star Octavius Ellis from returning to the court. The cheerleader appears to hold onto Ellis as he tries to make his way back to the floor. Judge for yourself. No, it didn’t realistically matter when it comes to the outcome of the game. But it’s still a bit odd.[Lost Lettermen]last_img read more


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