Marvin Park pool opens at half capacity for the summer

first_imgOWEGO (WBNG) — Just in time for the 4th of July weekend, Tioga county residents can now dive into summer. “I think this is huge for the community. A lot of kids and families come down here and this is the way they cool off and half fun, so with everything kind of being closed down this is something fun to do, and it’s free,” Baratta told 12 News. Baratta said he and the other village officials were happy to be able to offer something this summer to county residents. “One of the requirements is everybody has to sign in in case somebody gets sick and ends up reporting it to somebody they were here, we have a list of people that we can give to the health department so they can contact them,” said Village of Owego Mayor Mike Baratta. “Other than that, basic social distancing kind of stuff.” The Marvin Park Pool officially opened Thursday with village of Owego officials making a splash as they opened the pool despite the ongoing pandemic. The pool will be open from noon to 8 p.m. daily, but will be closed for an hour of that time so it can be cleaned. The pool will only be open to Tioga County residents this summer, along with other new regulations to keep everyone safe.last_img read more

Wave energy device to power Eni’s oil & gas ops

first_imgOcean Power Technologies (OPT) has signed an agreement with one of the world’s largest multinational oil and gas companies Eni to supply the PB3 PowerBuoy for a demonstration project in the Adriatic Sea.The agreement provides for a minimum 24-month contract that includes an 18-month PB3 PowerBuoy lease and associated project management, the US-based wave energy developer OPT informed.OPT will also provide deployment support, remote data collection and monitoring for the project that is expected to begin in March 2018.The OPT PowerBuoy will be deployed in the Adriatic Sea to advance Eni’s Clean Sea technology for marine environmental monitoring and offshore asset inspection using autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), according to OPT.The PowerBuoy will be used to demonstrate subsea battery charging, and eventually may be used to provide a stand-alone charging station and communications platform that would enable the long-term remote operation of AUVs, OPT said.Illustration/Concept of operation: PowerBuoy as a sustainable power source and communication platform for prepositioned Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) (Image: OPT) George H. Kirby, President and Chief Executive Officer of OPT, said: “We believe the Eni deployment could lead to other applications including the charging of underwater unmanned vehicles, well monitoring and decommissioning applications in the oil and gas industry, as well as metocean data collection.“We hope to leverage this work to further expand the use of our PB3 PowerBuoy throughout our target markets including oil and gas, security, defense and telecommunications.”Kirby added that upon the end of the initial 18-month lease and achieving pre-defined technical metrics, Eni will have the option to either extend the lease for an additional 18 months or purchase the PB3 PowerBuoy.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, April 29, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, April 29, 2013•7:06 a.m. Non-injury, hit and run accident in the 700 block W. 12th, Wellington involved an unknown vehicle and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Audrey L. Walcher, Wellington.•8:24 a.m. Officers took a report of lost property of a wallet in the 2000 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•3:27 p.m. Officers investigated theft in the 1000 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•7:42 p.m. Eugene C. McCormick, 21, Wellington was arrested on a city of Wellington bench for failure to appear.•7:42 p.m. Eugene C. McCormick, 21, Wellington was arrested and confined for possession of drug and obstruction of official duty in the 1000 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.last_img read more

Effects of Steph Curry’s injury trickle down Warriors roster

first_imgStephen Curry has long been one of the most impactful players in the league when he’s on the court. When he’s off the court, as he will be for at least the next three months, the trickle down effects to the rest of the roster are prominent.In the wake of the news that Curry will miss three months as he recovers from surgery on his broken left hand, the Warriors are forced to recalibrate. Poised to miss the playoffs and end the season in the draft lottery, expectations are realistically …last_img read more

Will Humpty Darwin Fall in 2019?

first_img(Visited 631 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Darwinism has so many failures, can it survive? Don’t underestimate the power of illogical worldviews tenaciously held.Ever since Darwin published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, critics have been many and vocal. Many of them have been highly qualified scientists, including those who obtained pre-publication copies in 1859 until now. Nevertheless, the Darwin Empire has always succeeded in protecting Emperor Charlie inside a castle of seemingly impregnable walls. Darwin’s protectors also mastered political methods to ostracize critics and exile them outside those walls, calling them “ignorant” and “pseudo-scientific” people who just “don’t understand evolution.” Wanting to be in the good graces of the powerful, onlookers have generally sided with the Darwin Party, not wanting to be expelled by the Darwin enforcers or labeled Darwinophobes. Emperor Darwin occasionally parades on top of the walls in his new clothes like a dictator at a military parade, showing how solid the walls are.The creationist Visigoths outside (9 May 2006), though, have not taken the bluff. They repeatedly hammer at the walls with their battering rams (before Darwin Army soldiers pour boiling oil on them), pointing out that the bricks are easily dislodged. But citizens inside never hear this. A master of the media, the Emperor and his henchmen ensure that no citizen hears anything but utter and total victory of the Empire in the public schools. Meanwhile, Darwin-approved masons are always at the ready to repair the walls with endless supplies of Darwin Flubber as mortar.Humpty Darwin sits on a wall of foam bricks held together by decayed mortar. Cartoon by Brett Miller commissioned for CEH. All rights reserved.Empires rise and fall. One day, Humpty Darwin may sit on his wall right when it crumbles, and none of the king’s horse series and none of the king’s hominins will be able to put him back together again. The fall of the Darwin Empire could be quick and catastrophic. Will 2019 be the year?The Propaganda StreamHere’s how news articles hide the situation from the public. The following news items exemplify the pro-Darwin Media tactics of Proof by Obfuscation and Demonstration by Assertion. The observations in these articles have nothing to do with Darwin’s theory. They essentially substitute “evolved” for “is designed for a purpose.” An unbiased observer could look at the evidence and see functional adaptation, but is quickly told by the New Teacher (21 Dec 2005) that, no matter how exquisite the design looks, “it evolved”—end of story. Nothing to see here. Move along.Lost ‘Darwinia’ islands could be origin of species in the Galapagos (New Scientist). The famous Galapagos animals that made Darwin famous are too different from the mainland. They need missing links, so scientists invent imaginary ones that must have evolved on underwater islands nearby. With high perhapsimaybecouldness index and vivid imagination, moyboy mason Colin Barras lays on the Darwin Flubber thick: “MILLIONS of years before the Galapagos Islands existed, there was another archipelago in the same stretch of water off the west coast of South America. And it seems those long-vanished lands probably shaped the evolution of some of the unusual Galapagos wildlife that later inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.”First Steps: Scientists launch evolutionary study to explore the origins of fish that walk ( This article shows the busy work of Darwin guild members, looking for evidence they admit they don’t have. “There have not been many models or preserved fossil records available to help us understand how the pelvis evolved and formed in the first tetrapods that developed appendages from fins to walk on land,” one says. But what can one species of blind fish tell them about that? It becomes their divination tool to tell just-so stories in the Darwin Theater.Explaining differences in rates of evolution (Science Daily). This exercise in navel-gazing never questions the paradigm, but just tries to hold the Darwin bricks together with a specially-concocted recipe for Darwin Flubber with more of the Emergence ingredient.How much are we learning about the genome? Natural selection is science’s best critic (Science Daily). When you use Darwin’s theory to analyze genes, what will you find? Darwin’s theory, of course. It’s like the proverbial man with a hammer who sees every problem as a nail. These scientists see the lack of evolution as evidence for evolution! “If natural selection has been a powerful influence on a site in the genome — preserving it for countless generations despite mutation and evolution — this part of the genome should be important for survival.” Darwin can’t lose.Natural selection in the womb can explain health problems in adulthood (Medical Xpress). Babies grow from fertilization to birth. What does that have to do with Darwin’s theory of natural selection? Nothing. But these scientists use Darwin’s phrase “natural selection” (i.e., the Stuff Happens Law) as a divining rod to give him glory for something he did not explain: the astonishingly accurate development of an adult from a pinhead-size zygote.A Coming Revolution?Examples like the above could be multiplied indefinitely, but you get the point. No alternatives are ever allowed in print by Big Media, who along with Big Science, has sworn allegiance to Emperor Charlie. The Darwinist censors guarantee it.The situation seems hopeless for the Visigoths at the gates, but their are signs the Empire is not as solid as claimed. At Evolution News, Brian Miller writes about “The Intelligent Design Underground” as a hopeful sign against a backdrop of despair:I joined Discovery Institute two years ago, but I had been reading the works of ID scientists since Michael Denton wrote Evolution: A Theory in Crisis in the mid Eighties. In the following decades, I spent countless hours reading intelligent design literature, and then the critiques of that literature, and then the responses to those critiques. I felt untold angst in seeing how the writings of design theorists were consistently misrepresented to the public and how design critics ignored the responses to their critiques’ errors. I longed for the day when I could help present the truth to the public.In his work as Research Coordinator for the Discovery Institute, Miller has seen a growing “underground” of Darwin dissidents making inroads against the Empire. He also describes several tottering pillars of Darwinism in recent years, including the rarity of functional proteins in sequence space, patterns in taxonomy that contradict Darwin’s tree, and genetic discoveries that show degradation, not innovation. He also has witnessed scientists using the design intuition in their work – an intuition that is Undeniable as the title of Douglas Axe’s book insists.The Discovery Institute will also be publishing new books by Michael Behe and Stephen Meyer in 2019. Creation ministries around the world are still strong and influential. Illustra Media has made more of its videos available for free on the web (see their YouTube channel), with more foreign language translations coming. In ways that Darwin skeptics of the 19th century could never dream of, the internet and social media have enabled creationists to reach a worldwide audience with scientific and philosophical evidences undermining the Empire.Read this book and get very angry at the totalitarian Darwin enforcers.Despite Miller’s hope, we at CEH have seen the Darwin Empire just as intractable to change as when we started reporting almost 19 years ago. So successful is the Empire at Censoring the Darwin Skeptics, as Jerry Bergman’s book relates in detail, we cannot raise hopes that anything will change soon. The DODOs still run Big Media, Big Education, Big Law, and Big Science with an iron fist, and push their DOPE on students unaware of its toxic and addictive effects. Those not intoxicated yet need clear heads to keep battering the walls faster than the Darwin masons can repair them. When Humpty Darwin falls, there will be no way to hide the fact that his supporters have egg on their faces.A word to the wise Darwin skeptics: this is a team effort. We need to work together. Some creationists spend their energy fighting each other, making mountains out of irrelevant molehills. Just as a nation’s armed forces require ambassadors as well as infantrymen, and a navy as well as an air force, the revolution against evolution needs many players of different talents and priorities, all united in a common cause. Avoid the temptation to publicly attack others in the same battle when they don’t agree on everything. This does not mean compromise or violating conscience; and it’s OK to state your own positions and support them. But prudence dictates knowing when to say something, and when to remain silent. Take counsel from Proverbs 10:19 – “When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.” Note: We deeply appreciate Brett Miller’s talent as an illustrator and thank him for his support of CEH with numerous thought-provoking and humorous illustrations, including the new “Humpty Darwin” cartoon presented today. Thanks also to J. Beverly Greene whose unique style has graced these pages and greatly enhanced our biography series.last_img read more

5 Can’t Miss Gaming Predictions For 2013

first_img2012 was a weirdly quiet year for gaming. With aging consoles, there was a predictable trend toward buying blockbuster titles and some expansion in digital sales.Tablet gaming is still mostly Angry Birds, the big titles are incremental improvements – nothing earth-shattering. And E3 was pretty dull, too.2013 promises to be more interesting. It will still be a transitional year for the industry, but those transitions will come faster and be a lot more obvious. Here’s what to look for: 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#gaming#predictions Related Posts cormac foster 1. Sony Will Continue To FlounderNintendo’s 3DS outsold the Playstation Vita 46-to-1 from November 5 to November 11. One more time: 46-to-1.There are plenty of reasons for that (the game catalog being the biggest), but the upshot is that Nintendo is crushing Sony in an already-brutal handheld market. Sony’s PS3 lineup isn’t doing much better, failing to generate any mojo in its later years.The PS4 is still far, far away, and despite a predicted return to profitability, Sony as a whole is still in pretty rough shape. Beyond the usual franchise previews at E3 and some teasers about the PS4, don’t expect to hear a lot from Sony next year. 2013 is about regrouping for one last big shot.2. Free-to-Play (F2P) – And Some High-Profile FailuresThe trend of Free-to-Play games is inevitable, but it’s going to force developers to think – and build – differently. The frontloaded revenue of unit sales allows developers to go nuts in ways that Free-to-Play doesn’t. That’s fine for an indie shop building a small game and trying to make money on in-game sales, but the AAA publishers used to gorgeous cutscenes, pristine graphics and endless hours of linear content available at launch could find themselves in a bind. Creating Call of Duty isn’t cheap.It’s guaranteed that someone will fail to learn from the Star Wars: The Old Republic flop (and that was with retail sales) and will overbuild a F2P ghost town.The good side is that, by the end of the year, we’ll see a renewed focus on storytelling, with nonlinear narratives that encourage multiplayer cooperation and replay – the kinds of behavior that forgive corner-cutting elsewhere and ultimately lead to the in-game purchases the F2P model requires. 3. The Ouya Changes Everything, Even If It FizzlesThe Ouya, Kickstarter’s darling, will launch on schedule, with a host of titles, a great price point and a ton of fan support. While the GameStop, in the short term.4. The Resale Market Lives Another YearDigital downloads are already having an effect on the market for used games, but with no new XBox or Playstation on the horizon, there will still be plenty of low-cost playthrough on existing systems. That means a lot of swapping through back catalogs and playing the games you missed the first time around. That’s good news for a banged-up GameStop, in the short term at least.5. Augmented Reality Takes OffBack in 2009, ReadWrite readers already knew Augmented Reality would be a big deal. Sony’s Wonderbook was an interesting (if limited) foray into AR gaming in 2012, but the real push will be on the mobile side. 2012’s AR Defender 2 (trailer video below) was a cool new take on tower defense, but 2013 will be focused on getting us outdoors.Plan to see a slew of location-based mobile games like Ingress that also add full AR via smartphone cameras. Primitive-but-cool combat and cooperative mechanics will show up, as well. Just don’t step into traffic while you’re playing, and look out for the cops.  4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Trailers of SRK’s Happy New Year, Aamir’s PK to release same day?

first_imgForget movies, it’s the clash of the trailers this season.According to a leading daily, come August 15, trailers for both movies – Aamir Khan’s PK and Shah Rukh Khan’s Happy New Year – will release. This reportedly, is also when Ajay Devgn’s Singham Returns hits theatres.The game only gets more tense considering both Khans last appeared in respective mega-grossers – Shah Rukh in Chennai Express and Aamir in Dhoom 3. Understandably, the two may already be planning a big launch for their respective movies’ trailers.Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh KhanInterestingly, Aamir’s PK is set to release on December 18, while Happy New Year will hit theatres on October 23. What plan does Aamir have up his sleeve this time?Remember back in 2008, when Shah Rukh’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi released on December 12? Aamir, whose movie at the time, Ghajini, was to release on Christmas, had usherers apparently sport the Ghajini hairstyle. Let the hunger games begin.last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea No2 Zola delighted with Loftus-Cheek for Cup win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea No2 Zola delighted with Loftus-Cheek for Cup winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola was delighted with Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s performance for victory over Bournemouth.Eden Hazard came off the bench to hit the winner and send Chelsea into a Carabao Cup semifinal against Tottenham.Loftus-Cheek was a danger on the right wing and hit the post in the second half.Zola said, “I was impressed with him. He has done very well as one of the wide players, but he showed a lot of application and sacrifice when he played as a midfielder. He was getting tired towards the end but he was still disciplined and gave the team a hand.”He has come far since the beginning of the season. He has improved in many ways, and I’m pleased because he is a good boy and he works very hard on his game.” last_img read more

a month agoReal Madrid boss Zidane praises Bale for derby draw

first_imgReal Madrid boss Zidane praises Bale for derby drawby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane praised Gareth Bale after Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid.Bale did well again, and the Frenchman did acknowledge that he was impressed by the No.11.”All of the players are with us and Gareth is doing very well,” he said.”Above all, he helps a lot in the defensive phase, and it shows that we’re more comfortable when we all defend.” Sergio Ramos had already said that Madrid were annoyed to only leave with a point, which Zidane agreed with.”I agree [with Ramos],” he said.”We deserved much more but… What I have to do is to congratulate the players.”We missed a little in attack, but we want to grow, and I have to congratulate my players.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

17 days agoMata admits Man Utd face enormous task finishing in top-four

first_imgMata admits Man Utd face enormous task finishing in top-fourby Freddie Taylor17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United veteran Juan Mata says finishing in the Premier League top-four is harder than ever.The Red Devils finished in sixth last season and are 12th in the current term after a rough start to the season.And Mata knows United face a difficult task to put themselves in the Champions League places.”I think every club is improving and clubs like Leicester are recruiting really well and they have very good players that can take them to a different level,” Mata told Sky Sports.”Not long ago [Leicester] won the Premier League so they know what it takes to win.”Football is more difficult now because every club is growing a lot so it’s more competitive and every club is able to sign good players. So you have to be better every single season to try and reach your aims.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more