Coach Jenkins Doe Loses Mother

first_imgMadam Elizabeth B. Daniels, mother of one of Liberia’s most promising coaches, Jenkins Doe, has died.Madam Daniels died at her New Kru Town residence on March 26.She was 89 years old.According to Coach Doe, the funeral of his beloved mother is set for April 9 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church near Twe Farm, beginning at 9 a.m.Burial will follow thereafter at the Brewerville cemetery. Madam Daniels leaves to mourn her four children.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Arcata girls win 5th-straight Big 5 crown with 62-40 victory over second-place Del Norte

first_imgArcata >> With all the talent on the Arcata High School girls basketball team it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. Case in point: Tigers junior forward Kaylin Campbell, a solid starter that doesn’t put up the same eye-popping offensive numbers as some of her teammates. After Wednesday’s performance, nobody will overlook her again.Campbell hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points in leading the Tigers to a 62-40 victory over the Del Norte Warriors on Wednesday, earning Arcata an impressive …last_img read more

Athletics put Laureano and Phegley on injured list, recall Martini and Taylor

first_img What A’s winter ball performances can tell us about the second base … Athletics center fielder Ramón Laureano and catcher Josh Phegley are officially hitting the injured list retroactive to July 29, the team announced Wednesday.Laureano has a stress reaction in his right leg, which manager Bob Melvin said would keep him out for more than the 10-day minimum on the injured list. Prior to his injury, he had a hot July, hitting .392 with eight home runs in 22 games.Related Articleslast_img read more

Is Darwin or ID the New Halloween Spook?

first_imgScary, isn’t it?  A textbook committee in Montgomery, Alabama approved dozens of new textbooks, but found objectionable material in three of them: they contained material on evolution that was deemed controversial for children.  They decided that pictures of reptiles evolving from amphibians and humans evolving from apes was not appropriate for elementary children who were not developmentally ready for such controversial material.  The AP story reprinted on the Columbus Ledger-Inquirer website on October 27 quoted a sociologist at Troy University who objected to one textbook that he claimed was “nothing other than a full endorsement of Darwinian evolution.”  He also called it “at best a waste of taxpayers’ money and at worst a numbing of student minds.”    “Scary” was a seasonally-correct word included in another AP story posted by the Arkansas news service ArkCity.Net.  John Hanna reported on a speech by Phillip Johnson to a student group at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.  Johnson described the reaction of the scientific establishment to people who question evolution.  “This is very scary to the Mandarins of science,” he told the audience at the off-campus meeting sponsored by Christian Challenge.  “There’s been a panicky and hysterical response to this, some of which you’ve seen in your state recently.”  Johnson also spoke Saturday night at the university student union.    In Kansas, meanwhile, two professional associations are barring the doors to the ID spooks.  MSNBC News said that the National Academy of Sciences and the National Teachers Association wrote the Department of Education, refusing to let the school board use their copyrighted material in the proposed science standards, because they feel the standards promote creationism.If the Darwin costume is scaring the children, acting panicky or hysterical only makes it worse.  Which side wants to keep high school students in the dark, and and which side wants to turn on the lights?  Which side wants to shield impressionable elementary students from pedagogical tricks, and treat them to the truth?  Which side is shrieking and threatening, and which side is calmly asking for an enlightened discussion of the facts?  The thing apparently scaring the Darwinists the most is that the morning twilight reveals their long night on Bald Mountain is coming to an end, and that can only mean one thing: Thanksgiving is near.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SA pays respects to Phillip Tobias

first_img8 June 2012 One of South Africa’s leading scientists – and regarded by many as the grandfather of the country’s palaeosciences – Professor Phillip Tobias died in Johannesburg on Thursday after a long illness. Led by President Jacob Zuma, condolences have poured in for the family of the late professor. “We have lost a renowned scientist, a scholar and a unique human being,” Zuma said. “Our country remains eternally proud of his work. On behalf of government and the people of South Africa, we extend our deepest condolences and may his soul rest in peace.” South Africa’s foremost palaeo-anthropologist and a full professor since the 1950’s, Tobias successfully campaigned for the Sterkfontein Caves to be proclaimed a World Heritage site. This is only one of a long list of accomplishments. He was renowned for demystifying complex science to everyday life and language, as his programmes on television bore testimony. Tobias also had the rare distinction of holding three professorships simultaneously at the University of the Witwatersrand, leading and producing ground- breaking research into the origins of the human form as we know it, through the “study of the bone”. He was instrumental in taking forward the research started by Professor Raymond Dart, who was famous for his discovery of what became known as the Taung Skull in 1924. The skull is now seen as belonging to a child of the humanoid Australopithecus Africanus genus, a new species then and a new link in the chain which ends with modern humankind – Homo sapiens. South Africa also owes a debt of gratitude to Professor Tobias for his successful efforts to have the remains of Saartjie Bartmann returned to the country. He led negotiations with France on behalf of the government. The remains of Saartjie Bartmann, which were exhibited in Paris as ethnological and sexual curiosities in the 19th century, finally returned home in May 2002. Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor and her Deputy Minister Derek Hanekom have also conveyed their condolences to the Tobias family. In their message of condolence, they said the late Professor Tobias will always be revered for his profound research in palaeo-anthropology. “The Department of Science and Technology would like to convey their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the late Prof Tobias. He will always be remembered for his immense contribution in palaeo-anthropology,” said Pandor. The contribution to research by Professor Tobias in the fields of genetics, through anatomical studies to palaeo-anthropology is well known. It is this contribution that led the department to establishing an annual Professor Philip Tobias Lecture and Award in honour of his contribution. The inaugural lecture was delivered by the 2002 Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine, Professor Sydney Brenner in 2004 and Professor Malekgapuru Makgoba, a molecular immunologist, delivered the last one in 2008. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more