BiH’s Volleyball Team ahead of the Historic Success?

first_imgBosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) women senior volleyball team won in the European Championship qualifiers in the Latvian town of Jelgava. In group F. Bosnians won host selection with a score of 3: 0, in sets (25:22, 25:14, 25:19).In the same group, the selection of Romania as host was defeated by Spain 2: 3 (25:22, 16:25, 23:25, 25:21, 13:15)Currently, Spain is the first on the table with 11 points (12: 6), the second is Romania with 11 points (13: 6), while BiH is third with a score of 8 points (10: 8).Placement in the final round of the European Championship in 2019 will be secured for the first and second-placed teams from the group.In the last game of qualifications, the BiH national team will welcome Romania on January 9 in Lukavac. BiH team won Romania in August with the result of 3: 2.If BiH team win with 3:0 or 3:1, the volleyball team of BiH will enter in the direct placement at the European Championship which will be held this year in four countries: Turkey, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, news portal reports.last_img read more

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Donegal Men’s Sheds showcase highlights ‘Reuse Month’ – Pic Special

first_imgMen’s Sheds groups from all over Donegal gathered in the CPI in Castlefinn on Wednesday last (23 October) to showcase the wonderful upcycled pieces from their groups. The showcase was part of Reuse Month which runs for the month of October each year.Pictured with the winner of the Upcycle Challenge 2019 at the Men’s Sheds Showcase are L-R: Kathleen Bonner, Manager Finn Valley Men’s Project, Cathaoirleach Cllr Nicholas Crossan, Raymond McBride, (Winner) Kilmacrennan Men’s Shed, Bryan Cannon, Senior Engineer Environment Service Donegal County Council, & Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer, Donegal County Council.“Men’s Sheds have been to the fore over the last number of years in reusing materials and upcycling products,” says Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer with Donegal County Council. She continued: “And we were delighted to join forces with the Men’s Sheds again this year to help raise awareness during Reuse Month on how everyone can do a bit more for the environment by reusing products and materials.”Pictured are Grainne McGlynn, Mayor Donegal Youth Council with James Ward from the Rosses Men’s Shed with a box he made for the Youth Council Mayor’s Chain from recycled wood from St. Mary’s Church in Kincasslagh.The showcase was a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about how you can reuse products and what we can all do at home, at work and at play to manage our waste better.Donating, refurbishing and repairing items are all forms of reuse and offer people a chance to save or make money, get creative, learn a new skill and be environmentally conscious.“For instance, getting shoes resoled rather than replacing them, or borrowing books from the library all go a long way in cutting down waste and greenhouse gas emissions and we are asking everyone to go further in October and beyond by prioritising repair, buying second hand and upcycled, borrowing, swapping and refilling,” explains Suzanne. “The Donegal Men’s Shed Showcase was a great event and opportunity for anyone who might be interested in finding out more about Men’s Sheds, what they do and how to get more involved,” says Kathleen Bonner, Donegal Men’s Shed Co-ordinator.”Pictured at the Mens Shed Showcase were – Barry Sheridan, CEO Irish Men’s Sheds Association, Seamus Neely, Chief Executive, Donegal County Council, Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer, Donegal County Council, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Nicholas Crossan, Eva Beirne, Irish Men’s Sheds Association and Kathleen Bonner, Manager, Finn Valley Men’s Shed ProjectThe Men’s Sheds Upcycling challenge was won by Raymond McBride from the Kilmacrennan Men’s Shed Group for the candy cart that he made.This event was supported by the Irish Men’s Shed Association and Barry Sheridan CEO of the Irish Men’s Shed Association was in attendance.This is one of a number of initiatives taking place during Reuse Month and other initiatives include the School Bikes Africa Campaign where old or unused bicycles can be dropped off at any of the six Donegal County Council/Bryson Recycling Centres in Dungloe, Carndonagh, Letterkenny, Milford, Stranorlar and Laghey or at any Men’s Shed in Donegal.For more tips on how you can reuse more at home, work and play visit Donegal Men’s Sheds showcase highlights ‘Reuse Month’ – Pic Special was last modified: October 29th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal men’s shedslast_img read more

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Free Speech?  Not When Darwin Is at Stake

first_imgRadicals get away with saying or doing almost anything on campuses these days.  There’s one “radical” view, however, that even though believed by a majority of Americans, is sure to be met with outrage: creationism.  It doesn’t even have to be creationism.  Just to suggest that Darwin and his views might not be infallible is enough in some quarters to provoke outrage and censorship.Oregon Trial:  A rapid ouster from the classroom was what biology teacher Kris Helphinstine faced when he dared question Darwinism before students in an Oregon high school.  According to Fox News, Helphinstine went out of his way to not to teach creationism.  His unforgivable sin, though, was to link Darwinism to Planned Parenthood and Nazi Germany in a Powerpoint presentation.  He explained, “Critical thinking is vital to scientific inquiry.  My whole purpose was to give accurate information and to get them thinking.”  Comparing President Bush to Nazis would probably not have gotten him in so much trouble.    Helphinstine said he was trying to teach a point about bias in sources, but apparently he pushed his point too far.  When his optional supplemental material included some Biblical references, that was “not just a little bit over the line,” a school board member in the Bend, Oregon town said.  One parent complained that his presentation prevented his daughter from learning what she needed to learn.  Another asked, “How many minds did he pollute?”  It didn’t matter that Helphinstine has a master’s in science from Oregon State.  He was summarily fired after only 8 days on the job.Don’t Bring that Stuff Here:  One would think an ostensibly Christian university would like to hear a good discussion about intelligent design (ID) vs evolution.  A “Darwin vs. Design” event is scheduled for next month (April 13-14) at Southern Methodist University (see  These are simple lecture events where PhD scientists share scientific evidence for design in nature.    In a pre-emptive strike, though, “angry” professors “fired blistering letters to the administration, asking that the event be shut down,” reported Jeffrey Weiss for the Dallas News.  A taste of the anger from the Anthropology Dept.: “They have no place on an academic campus with their polemics hidden behind a deceptive mask,” begging the question of who is engaging in polemics.  “Similar letters were sent by the biology and geology departments,” Weiss said.    What about free speech?  A college campus has its limits, apparently.  The scientists are calling for prior restraint, complaining that the event will give the “impression that Intelligent Design has support from scientists at the school.”  This “propaganda” event is causing “enormous discomfort” to the science professors, who feel that hosting ID proponents on campus is tantamount to “giving them legitimacy.”    The administration defended the event on free speech grounds while holding ID at arm’s length: “Although SMU makes its facilities available as a community service, and in support of the free marketplace of ideas, providing facilities for those programs does not imply SMU’s endorsement of the presenters’ views.”The Discovery Institute responded with a press release stating that the censorship attempts by the faculty exemplifies why such a conference is needed.  Bruce Chapman, President, reminded the critics that “Darwin himself wrote that ‘a fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question.”  Evolution News, a blog of the Discovery Institute, keeps a running commentary on critics of intelligent design and their tactics.  Robert Crowther posted a response to the SMU protest for Evolution News.  For an idea of what’s coming to SMU, see the report on Knox News about the Darwin vs. Design conference that was just held Sat. March 24 at the Knoxville Convention Center in Tennessee.If you are wagging your head right now at the intolerance of the Darwinists to debate the scientific evidence, and the degree of hostility to the idea of critical thinking about Darwin’s views, thank God.  You’re normal.  Not even Darwin would condone this irrational behavior.  Campuses routinely host the most outrageous, radical views in public, sponsored by the campus: lectures by homosexual activists or radical Islamists, without a peep.  You can denounce Bush as Hitler, spit on the Bible, make students act out Ramadan, wear cross-dressing clothes and use the other sex’s bathroom, and advocate euthanasia or bestiality, and reporters will yawn.  But mention the letters “ID” and you will not believe the hostility.  How can the open marketplace of ideas, especially at a nominally “Christian” university, condone prior restraint of the very core concepts (design in nature) that you would think Christians believe?  How can a public school, where kids’ lunch money still says “In God We Trust,” fire a teacher with a master’s degree in science for telling the truth that Darwinian evolution has clear historical linkages with Planned Parenthood and Nazi Germany?     These two stories show why the majority of people in this country, who still deny that life is the product of blind natural processes, had better wake up and get involved.  Has America gone down the tubes this far, that Biblical references in supplemental material from a teacher daring to question Darwin’s Supreme Authority is fired on the spot?  A century ago the McGuffey Readers in public schools openly included Bible references, Bible stories, and Biblical morals.  Now, this is called “polluting” the minds of students, while abortion, homosexuality, and radical Islam and communism are openly praised.  How did it come to this?  What were you doing to let this happen?  Not even Darwin or Voltaire or Hume would consider this a healthy situation.  Calm down, Darwinistas!  Get a life.  Cool your jets.  Take a breath.  Chill out.  Get a reality check.  Let’s put the best scientific evidence on the table and talk about it, OK?  You’ve had your turn at the rostrum for 148 years.  Let’s be nice, now, and take turns.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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