Unrestricted funds valued nearly twice as much as restricted funds, survey shows

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first_img  440 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 New research from nfpSynergy on what charities think about raising funds from grant-making trusts shows unrestricted funds are valued twice as much as those that are restricted, with charities willing to trade restricted grants for smaller unrestricted funds than they were five years ago.In fact, when asked by nfpSynergy how much they would trade restricted grants of £1 million, £100k and £10k for, the average responses were £460k, £55k and £7k.  Smaller charities valued unrestricted income even more. The larger the grant and the smaller the charity, the more they said they would trade the grant size down for unrestricted funding. Those with a turnover of £500k or less said they traded down £1 million to a grant of £300k or smaller half of the time (49% of respondents), whereas those with an income of more than £50 million traded it down to £300K only 10% of the time.The research also shows that charities are trading down more than they were in 2012. When nfpSynergy asked the same question for the £1 million and £100k grant in 2012, the average trade down grant size for £1 million that organisations would accept was 63% of that amount, compared to 46% in 2017, while for £100k it was 70%, compared to 55% in 2017.Income from trustsIn the survey, 32% of those questioned said that trusts had provided over £100,000 of their income in the past 12 months (excluding the Big Lottery Fund, other lottery bodies or the government). For 19% they had provided £300,000 to £500,000, while 15% had received over £500,000. Less than half (40% ) said they had received Big Lottery funding. What charities think about grant-makers and the funding processWhen asked how well grant-makers performed in a range of categories: best information, best application process, right level of monitoring, understanding the organisation, best relationships, and best at responding to need, Big Lottery Fund and Garfield Weston Foundation scored highly at joint first or second in four out of those six categories.However, overall, 69% strongly agreed with the statement: ‘I would like grant-makers to provide more funds that were unrestricted or grants for core costs, and 68% strongly agreed with the statement: ‘I would like grant-makers to give better feedback on applications”.Charities also said they would like shorter periods between applications, easier reporting, and to be able to submit multiple applications for different projects at the same time, 39% said that reporting back was quite difficult, and when asked what the ideal time was between grant applications, 50% said 12 months, 22% six months and 9% no gap at all. Unrestricted funds valued nearly twice as much as restricted funds, survey shows Other findingsThe most common success rate for applications was 30% with just over a fifth (21%) reporting this to be typical for them over the course of a year.Half of all respondents reported a success rate of between 20% and 40%.Success rates did not tend to vary according to the size of an organisation but those submitting fewer applications were more likely to claim a higher success rate than charities submitting many.45% of the charities questioned have one full-time member of staff applying for grants.20% have two to three.31% said they had none with the task was spread across a number of staff members or volunteers.nfpSynergy questioned just under 300 grant-making fundraisers in Autumn 2017. The sample size was smaller in 2017 than 2012 by about 100 and the sample make up has changed to hold a higher percentage of small organisations, with those under a £500k turnover in 2017’s survey rising from roughly 30% to 40%. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26  439 total views,  3 views today Tagged with: Funding grants Nfpsynergy Research / statistics Advertisement Melanie May | 1 March 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Ledyard National Bank launches $50 million lending campaign

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first_imgLedyard National Bank announced today that it has established a $50MM fund from which it will make loans to individuals and businesses in New Hampshire and Vermont.Kathy Underwood, President and CEO of Ledyard stated, “We are committed to doing our part to contribute to the economic recovery of our region. We have a lot of money to lend to this cause and hope to distribute the $50 million by the end of 2010. I have every expectation that we will be very busy over the next six months.”Dan Stannard, Senior Vice President and Senior Loan Officer added, “Ledyard is about providing the financial and human resources necessary to help our communities grow and prosper. We look forward to every opportunity that helps us develop new relationships or deepen ones that we’ve had for many years.”Ledyard Financial Group, Inc., headquartered in Hanover, New Hampshire, is the holding company for Ledyard National Bank. Ledyard National Bank, founded in 1991, is a full service community bank offering a broad range of banking, investment, tax and wealth management services in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region. Ledyard National Bank has eight offices with locations in Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, New London, and West Lebanon, New Hampshire and in Norwich, Vermont.Ledyard Financial Group, Inc. shares can be bought and sold through the NASD sanctioned “Pink Sheets” under the trading symbol LFGP. Shares may be traded through an individual’s broker. For more information, please refer to the “Investor Relations” section of the bank’s website at www.ledyardbank.com(link is external) or contact the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Gregory D. Steverson.Source: Ledyard, 7.6.2010last_img read more

Aeronautical Pentathlon at the Military World Games

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first_imgBy Dialogo July 15, 2011 The aeronautical pentathlon is composed of one flying competition and six athletic ones: shooting, fencing, swimming, basketball, obstacle course, and orienteering. In the flying competition, the competitor acts as navigator. He receives an aerial map indicating points on a pre-determined terrain that should be flown over in accordance with a planned timetable. The challenge is to obtain the greatest number of points, adding together all scoring instances from take-off to landing. The shooting competition last forty minutes, and the shooter must be ten meters away from the target. Each athlete will fire twenty compressed-air shots. The swimming competition is 100 meters, 50 meters without obstacles and another 50 meters with three obstacles. After the first 50 meters, the athlete must leave the pool and reenter it. He must then swim underwater beneath two rafts, each four meters in length, floating in the water. The fencing competition is conducted on the basis of epée duels in a single pool, in which all the athletes compete against one another. The duration of the match is two minutes. The objective is to hit the rival three times. In the basketball competition, there are four exercises. In the first, the athlete must dribble the ball while following a route across the court, moving around barriers previously placed there. In the second, he must throw five balls previously placed 1.8 meters apart at a distance of 4.6 meters from the basket. In the third, he needs to score the highest number of points in thirty seconds, throwing the ball from the free throw line. In the fourth, he has to make twenty free throws in a four-minute period in the following order: ten direct throws using the backboard and ten direct throws without the backboard. The obstacle course is 300 to 400 meters long and has between ten and twelve obstacles. The terrain is irregular, with the possibility of hills to go up and down. Finally, the athlete participates in an orienteering competition, in which he has to pass through all the control points marked on the terrain in the least possible time. He will have the assistance of a map and a compass.last_img read more

7 Legit Work-From-Home Opportunities That Are Not Scams

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York We’re not sure about you, but our email is flooded daily with scams promising work-from-home opportunities. The premise is always the same: Earn extra money from home! They promise to deliver real money the way we’d love to acquire it: fast and easy. Alas, life teaches us that nothing that comes fast and easy is worth much, and if something looks too good to be true, it probably is. However, in this age of connectivity, the commute-less career is a real possibility. The Internet and the advent of teleconferencing capabilities, such as Skype, have made telecommuting a plausible—and sometimes preferred—way to do business. Companies are becoming more aware of the different ways employees can be most productive. Facilitating an at-home work environment lets employees not only save the time and expense of commuting and design their own work hours, but also reduces corporate overhead. The real challenge is learning how to distinguish between scams and true, legit work-from-home opportunities. Hint: The real deal probably won’t land in your email inbox as an unsolicited opportunity, but as the result of a query on your part. We’ve sorted and vetted several companies touting jobs to earn cash from home, and created a comprehensive guide to those cubicle-less, annoying-coworker-less companies offering real work-from-home potential. Positions run the gamut, from customer service representatives to executive-level management.Check out these companies, peruse their websites, learn all about these legit work-from-home opportunities, and let’s start making some money!TNTPAlthough the thought of “working from home” and “virtual offices” has come into play a lot more in recent years, TNTP is one employer who has pushed this remote-working flexibility since its founding in 1997. Formerly known as The New Teacher Project, this national nonprofit is dedicated to helping schools, districts and states build an effective educational environment by recruiting, developing, and retaining great teachers, and only 11 percent of this its employees actually work in their Brooklyn headquarters! While another 22 percent work out of schools and client offices, a whopping 67 percent of TNTPers work from home! This virtual method has enabled TNTP to keep valuable and talented employees as they grow, have families, and move out of state, blogs its former CEO. TNTP proudly boasts a 90-percent employee retainer rate of high-performing staff members.PERFECT FOR: stay-at-home parents, millennials or anyone who loves the TNTP mission but doesn’t live close to BrooklynInteleTravelLong before online travel booking (think Orbitz, Travelocity) disrupted the travel industry, InteleTravel was revolutionizing the travel agency world. Essentially, anyone can join and earn commission by booking travel for friends, relatives, colleagues, and companies, or even just for themselves. The premise is surprisingly simple and effective, and their online capabilities have grown tremendously in recent years. And because the fees to join are nominal, InteleTravel has leveled the playing field to become a travel agent.The upside of InteleTravel is anywhere from good to significant. Very little downside that we could find, if any. Because InteleTravel agents are certified travel agents, they not only receive discounts for travel, but earn commission on whatever they book. For example, the casual agent who books everyone’s flights and accommodations for the annual family reunion can book more cost effectively and put money in his/her pocket. (Whether you split it with your relatives is up to you! We’ll never tell.)Those who dedicate time to being an agent and do a little social media self-promotion to friends, family and connections sometimes wind up with a significant revenue stream. We like InteleTravel because they’ve been in this space for decades and are accredited by the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), the Association of Retail Travel Agents (ARTA), the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and Vacation.com, the world’s largest travel agency marketing consortium, among others. PERFECT FOR: teachers, retirees, stay-at-home parents, travel enthusiasts and millennialsHudlFounded in 2006 and headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, Hudl is a software company revolutionizing the way coaches and athletes prepare for and stay ahead of the competition. Hudl offers online video editing and sharing tools that enable coaches and athletes across the country to study associated play diagrams remotely and create high-quality highlight reels for entertainment and recruiting purposes. The company serves more than 125,000 amateur teams, 2,000+ college programs, 1,000+ professional teams, 12,500+ schools, and is the go-to for 90 percent of all football teams! A company more focused on outcomes and outputs rather than desk time, Hudl is a pro at hosting virtual meetings through programs HangOut or GoToMeeting, as well as their private YouTube Channel. Hudl flies its staff out to its home office twice a year for colleagues to get to know each other, and additionally provides transportation to company retreats. Remote positions are available for product team members in California, Massachusetts, New York, Nebraska, Texas, Washington and the United Kingdom.PERFECT FOR: techies, millennials, web designers and those seeking flexibilityMerchant Pro ExpressMerchantPro Express (MPX) is a credit card processor that offers state-of-the-art merchant services, e-commerce solutions and advanced point of sale equipment to businesses of all different sizes and needs. MPX offers a legit work-from-home program that provides great opportunities for classic “connectors” who boast a large Rolodex (that’s an old-school term for friends, connections, circles, followers, etc.). One of the things we like about becoming a MerchantPro Express agent is that it’s one of the least “salesish” sales positions you can get. That’s because they do nearly all of the work, while you play the hero. The value is in your connections. Few business owners realize how much cost-savings potential there is in switching processors, particularly those in the retail space where credit card transactions comprise the majority of sales. Because MPX is a top-tier player in this space, they have the ability to simplify the process and save the merchant money. All you have to do is get your contacts to send their statements to MPX and they take it from there. They get a client. Your friend saves money. You earn commission. Win, win, win! Another great feature of MerchantPro Express is that agents receive commission for the life of the agreement between the merchant and the processor. Plus, MerchantPro Express doesn’t arbitrarily raise its fees like many other processors, which leads to longer contract periods. So whether you introduce one friend or 100 friends to their cost-saving platform, you earn commission for as long as the contract(s) exists. This is the real deal.PERFECT FOR: retirees, stay-at-home parents or experienced sellers looking to augment their income Worldwide 101A professional virtual services company, Worldwide 101 supports small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs around the globe. As a professional business-class Virtual Assistant, team members are responsible for providing high-quality business level support. As long as client expectations are met, Worldwide 101 isn’t fussy about their employees making their schedules to suit their lives. Whether that means picking the kids up from school, heading to the gym or baking a birthday cake, employees are encouraged to use their freedom (and time saved not having to commute every day) to create a workflow that keeps them happy, motivated and successful. PERFECT FOR: retirees, former marketing and business professionals, and stay-at-home parents with business backgroundsConnections AcademyConnections Academy is an accredited online education program offering tuition-free public schooling for students in grades K-12. Connections Academy is committed to expanding exceptional online education through technology and helping their students achieve both academic and personal success. The ability to work from home varies across the wide range of schools offered. Some teachers are office-based, while others are home-based. However, even if a teacher is hired as the latter, they typically do still report to the office (depending upon their state) for trainings and/or meetings. For certified teachers who want the flexibility and are able to handle both home-based teaching with an occasional trip to the office, this is perfect for you! PERFECT FOR: certified teachers who are stay-at-home parents or seek flexibilityBasecampThe company that literally wrote the book on remote working (Called Remote: Office Not Required), Basecamp is a digital platform that has everything a company and its teams need to stay on the same page with whatever they’re working on. A one-stop shop for all their needs, Basecamp is where teams go to divvy up work, assign out work, discuss said work, store and organize any and all files for that work, create deadlines for work, make announcements (at work), check-in with each other, strategize, and just plain keep it all together. Although their home office is located in Chicago, every Basecamp employee is free to live and work wherever they choose. PERFECT FOR: techies, millennials, creatives and those seeking workplace flexibilityMorey Publishing will revolutionize your company’s online presence through strategic inbound marketing. Contact us today!last_img read more

Bali to reopen to international tourists on Sept. 11

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first_img“The third phase would be launched on Sept. 11. We’ll open our borders for international tourists.”The governor explained that his administration had set up health protocols at tourist destinations and other public places to curb transmission of the highly contagious coronavirus. He would also require international tourists to be tested negative for COVID-19 prior to their trips.”International tourists would be required to provide negative COVID-19 test results that are valid for two weeks in accordance with the circular issued by the transportation minister,” he said.Tourism in Bali has been hit hard by the global pandemic, which has cut off travel to the island, hence the sharp decline in tourists this year. Koster said international tourists visiting Bali contributed to 41 percent to the country’s tourism revenues, amounting to around Rp 116 trillion (US$7.97 billion).President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo previously urged regional administrations to ensure that tourism in the new normal era provided tourists with safety and comfort so that they could stay longer and spend more.Koster said that, in 2019, 6.3 million international tourists visited Bali, accounting for 39 percent of international tourism in the country.”However, we don’t want to focus solely on international tourists, since the potential for local tourists is also great,” Koster said.As of Friday, Bali had recorded 3,058 cases of COVID-19 consisting of 3,036 locals and 22 foreigners. The province has seen 2,321 recoveries and 48 deaths. (nal)Topics : Bali Governor I Wayan Koster has announced that the world famous resort island will reopen its borders for international tourists on Sept. 11 under strict health protocol.Koster explained that the Bali administration had prepared a three-phase plan on relaxing restrictions to welcome tourists to the island. The first phase started on July 9 when the administration began reopening local businesses and tourist spots for residents of Bali.”We’ll start the second phase on July 31 by reopening tourism for domestic tourists,” Koster said on Wednesday as reported by tempo.com.last_img read more

Leafs overcome blueline woes to edge Braves 4-3 in overtime

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first_imgCarsen Willans, Horswill and Blair Andrews started the game on the back end to help the already taxed defence.However, Willans was quickly moved back to the wing leaving Nelson with only five defence for the remainder of the game.Which is no surprise to a team that has played short handed for most of the season.“We’ve been playing most of the season with five defence so this is nothing new for us,” said St. Pierre, who thrives on the extra ice time.Nelson led 2-1 after one period on goals by Aaron Dunlap and Jamie Vlanich, on a two-man power play. Tyler Peltram scored for Spokane, tied for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Murdoch Division with Grand Forks.Spokane’s Adam Shaner tied the game in the second period with a goal four minutes into the frame before Sean Collins gave the visitors the lead early in the third on the power play.Nelson had only one shot in the second period.The Leafs took over the third period out shooting the Braves 15-6 and were rewarded when Adam Hodge scored to even the score.Nelson, improving to 30-6-1-3, finished the game out shooting the Braves 24-21.Nelson maintains its three-point lead in the Murdoch Division after Beaver Valley ended the three-game win streak of the Border Bruins, edging the hosts 6-3 Saturday in Grand Forks.”With Nelson hosting the Cyclone Taylor Cup, we don’t want a free berth into the tournament,” St. Pierre explains. “We want to go all the way and win the league and show everyone we deserve to be there.”I think we definitely have the skill and talent and the drive to do it.”Former Leaf Jacob Boyczuk had four points to lead the Hawks, which had its 10-game losing streak snapped Friday at home by Kelowna Chiefs 3-2.Nelson, winners of five straight games, travels to Grand Forks to meet the Bruins Friday before returning to host Spokane in a rare Sunday afternoon tilt at 2:30 p.m.ICE CHIPS: Nelson winger Travis Wellman sat out his sixth game with injury. Joining Wellman in the stands was teammate Alec Wilkerson and Austin Seaman. Both Wilkerson and Seaman are hopeful to be back in the lineup in a few weeks. . . . Darnel St. Pierre was tabbed with his second suspension of the season — this one a two-game sit — for reoccurring hit-to-the-head penalties. The Kelowna native was whistled for the infraction during Friday’s 5-2 road win over Castlegar. . . . Head coach and GM Frank Maida wasn’t be able to find a defenceman, but that didn’t stop him from make a few deals prior to the roster deadline. Maida sent center Bryce Nielsen to Kimberley Dynamiters in a futures/cash deal before acquiring 19-year-old forward Connor Tetlock from Grand Prairie Kings of the Northwest Junior Hockey League. Tetlock played 23 games last season for Kimberley Dynamiters. Teams that win championships are usually built solid from top to bottom.In the case of the Nelson Leafs, the goaltending foundation is solid and the forwards have enough skill to overcome any checking schemes teams may try against the Green and White.The problem, on paper, for this team is the defence.Leaf skipper Frank Maida was unable to secure anyone to fill the surprise departure of rearguard Cole Arcuri before the BC Hockey roster deadline, meaning Nelson has only five defencemen to anchor the blueline for the rest of the season.And when you take captain Darnel St. Pierre out of the picture because of suspension and Austin Seaman off the roster due to injury, that already depleted blueline core is reduced to three — Patrick Croome, Robson Cramer and Nick Trefry.Which is why Saturday’s 4-3 overtime was especially important as Nelson pushes to capture the Murdoch Division title, and home ice in the playoffs.Ironically, it was converted defenceman Linden Horswill providing the heroics, scoring in the first minute of overtime to power the Leafs to the narrow Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the pesky Spokane Braves before almost 500 fans at the NDCC Arena.“I think we have some pretty talented defencemen on this team,” Leaf captain Darnel St. Pierre told The Nelson Daily prior to Saturday’s narrow win.“Our top defencemen would probably one or two on any team in this league but it’s all about the team that is really the reason for our success,” St. Pierre adds.“We work a lot on our defensive zone coverage. Our forwards help us out and we have two pretty good goalies that make it tough to score on us.”Against Spokane, assistant coach Sean Dooley, who handles the defensive assignments during the game, had three forwards drop back to bolster the blueline.last_img read more

Big Science Condemns Blasphemy Against Darwin

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first_imgThere’s no escape. You can’t flee anywhere in the world if you doubt Darwin.Look at this headline in Nature News: “Anti-Darwin comments in India outrage scientists.” It doesn’t say that scientists (defined here as members of Nature‘s opinion of acceptable materialists who pay homage to Darwin) merely “disagree” with the comments. It doesn’t say that they feel such comments are misinformed. No; Nature reporter T. V. Padma says the comments ‘outrage‘ scientists (scream when you say that!). The word implies hate, intolerance, and mob psychology. The subtitle is even more disturbing: “Researchers and government officials have condemned the statements of a junior minister who questioned the theory of evolution.” The priests of Darwin want to send this minister to materialist hell for the unpardonable sin!Thousands of scientists in India have signed an online petition protesting against comments by a higher-education minister who last week publicly questioned the scientific validity of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and called for changes in educational curricula.Creation-Evolution Headlines (CEH) is already condemned, because we do that all the time (question the validity of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, that is). It seems odd that they specifically get upset at blasphemy against Darwin. Whenever Darwin skeptics point out obvious flaws in Darwin’s beliefs, such as his falsified theory of pangenesis, his evolving Lamarckian views, or his overt racism, evolutionists usually invoke the tactic of saying, ‘Evolutionary theory has come a long way since Darwin,’ as if to say that it can stand on its own now. ‘We have neo-Darwinism, population genetics, Fisher’s Fundamental Theorem, inclusive fitness, sociobiology, evo-devo,  and much more. Who needs Darwin?’ If that were true, why is “Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution” held sacrosanct to the point of condemnation and outrage for merely questioning it publicly?It appears that the statements by Satyapal Singh, a junior minister for human-resource development who oversees university education, lacked the nuance provided by CEH. This is regrettable, because there are better ways to express doubts about Darwin than he did – if Nature‘s descriptions of the comments are accurate (a dubious assumption):The original comments were made by Satyapal Singh, a junior minister for human-resource development who oversees university education. On 20 January, he told reporters at a conference on ancient Hindu texts in Aurangabad that Darwin’s theory of evolution of humans “is scientifically wrong”. Singh added that “nobody, including our ancestors, in written or oral, have said they saw an ape turning into a man”. Two days later, he proposed holding an international seminar on the subject.On the surface, this sounds like an elementary-level misconception of evolution. Darwinians do not believe that anyone can observe an ape turning into a man, if that indeed is what he meant to say. We must consider, however, the possibility that his statement could have been corrupted through translation. Besides, an official “who oversees university education” is probably not a nincompoop about the subject. Nevertheless, one would think his proposal of holding an “international seminar on the subject” would be welcomed calmly by rational scientists, who could certainly feel confidence to state their arguments for Darwinism in the tradition of free speech and open debate. Would that not be the proper forum for straightening out Mr. Singh, by providing him with irrefutable evidence for Darwin’s theory? That’s not what happened:The comments provoked outrage in the Indian scientific community. Vishwesha Guttal, an evolutionary ecologist at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, suggests the remarks are the first time that such anti-evolution opinions have been aired by high-ranking politicians in India. “I have seen these kind of issues (anti-Darwin stance) when I was a student in the US. This was totally unheard of, so far, in India,” says Guttal. “My first thought was, ‘Is this coming to India now?’”Guttal is treating Singh like a carrier of an infectious disease: an ebola of the mind that is killing off the rationality of Americans. He wants to stamp it out before it becomes a global pandemic!The outrage prompted ‘senior’ government officials in India to distance themselves from Singh and assure the ‘scientists’ of their allegiance to Darwin:Senior government officials later dismissed the comments. On 23 January, Singh’s boss Prakash Javadekar, the senior minister for human-resource development, said that he had asked Singh to refrain from making such remarks. “We should not dilute science,” Javadekar said. He added that his ministry would not support any anti-Darwin activities such as Singh’s proposed conference or changing curricula. Singh did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Nature’s news team.That apparently was not good enough. The Darwinians went overboard, demanding that not only Singh, but all people like him, be silenced from the public arena. Frightened government officials hastened to swear fealty to King Charles:Scientists reacted swiftly to Singh’s comments, launching an online petition asking the minister to retract his claims. Such comments harm the scientific community’s efforts to propagate scientific thoughts and rationality through critical education and modern scientific research, the petition said, and also diminish the country’s image internationally. The petition had collected more than 3,000 signatures when its creators closed it on 23 January, after Javadekar responded to the situation, according to Mukund Thattai, a computational cell biologist at the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore who signed the petition. “There is strong support for science in India from government departments.”Why the swiftness? The Darwinians know that, if statements like these are not immediately quashed, people in the public might hear them, and (gasp) be stimulated to ask questions about official dogma.But public attitudes can be swayed if people in responsible government positions make such statements,” he says.Soumitro Banerjee, general secretary of the advocacy group the Breakthrough Science Society, thinks that Singh’s comments might already have done damage. “The seed of doubt has been planted in the minds of the common people that Darwin’s theory of evolution may, after all, be incorrect,” says Banerjee, a physicist at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Kolkata.May it never be! Stamp it out before it spreads! Darwin’s theory of evolution must never be questioned. India must purify itself, teaching only 100% unadulterated Darwinism. “It would be a retrograde step to remove the teaching of the theory of evolution from school and college curricula or to dilute this by offering non-scientific explanations or myths,” reads a statement from three Indian scientific societies.But what if Darwinism itself is a non-scientific explanation or myth? Students will never know if they are not allowed to ask questions.Volume one of a trilogy.What’s particularly disturbing about Nature’s report is that they treat all this outrage as a good thing. Padma writes as a cheerleader for the dogmatists. Acting like an announcer at the Coliseum whipping up the crowd to cheer on the lions, he’s glad to see the scientists getting all worked up over one heretic daring to question Darwin. He’s not even thinking about the ideal of science to invite questions, debate controversial ideas, or follow the evidence where it leads. No; he’s glad the ‘scientists’ ganged up to shame this man, and his entire country, into silence. Release the lions! Kill, kill, kill the heretic! Thus be to all who blaspheme the Emperor!To those of us who have already been expelled and persecuted for the crime of questioning evolution, know all too well the intolerance of the materialist, leftist, Darwinian totalitarian dictatorship. Dr Jerry Bergman is completing his third volume of case studies of real scientists, teachers and employees of science labs who have lost jobs, lost tenure, and been hounded by hateful rhetoric from the press for daring to be skeptical of Darwinian evolution (latest example here). Yours truly, the Editor of CEH, will appear in volume 3, due out soon. We are reporting this item to help our readers understand what we’re up against. It’s dangerous to doubt Darwin! If you think you can just calmly use reason and logic and evidence, get real. You had better come with full armor to do battle with the Darwin hatemongers. From their castle walls, they will pour boiling oil on you.Ironic, is it not, that the DODO Party (Darwin-Only, Darwin-Only) positions itself as the rational group? They want to teach rationality in school. They don’t want to propagate myths. We have a few things to say about that (e.g., 1/18/18, 12/01/17, and 17 years of reporting about it here).(Visited 768 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Perfect in Canada: Rangers Beat Habs 3-1, Head Back to NY with 2-0 Series Lead

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first_imgMONTREAL, CANADA — Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-1 win and a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals on Monday.Ryan McDonagh had a goal and an assist for the Rangers and has six points in the series. Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis also scored.Max Pacioretty scored for the Canadiens.Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 30 shots. Tokarski was making his NHL playoff debut in place of starter Carey Price, who was injured in Game 1 and will miss the rest of the series.Game 3 is Thursday at Madison Square Garden.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

10 months agoBournemouth midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh happy with new deal

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh happy with new dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh admits he’s happy to have signed a new deal.The 19-year-old, who signed his first professional deal with the club last summer, has earned a new contract which will keep him at Vitality Stadium until 2021.The Cherries’ Young Player of the Season for 2017/18 said: “Coming to the club three years ago this is a real positive for me and I feel great being here.”I’m really happy, my family is really happy and I just want to keep moving forward from this point on.”I found out just before an under-21s game, the gaffer called me into his office and wanted to speak to me, I was a little bit nervous to be fair I didn’t know what he wanted to say!”I thought he wanted to talk about the game or something else I’m not sure! But I was over the moon, he’s a great manager and coach, he helps me with everything I need to work on.”I need to work and listen to all of the coaching staff to make me a better player for the future.”I want to stay consistent, hopefully be listening to all the coaches at the club I can kick on and my aim is to stay in and around the first team fold.” last_img read more