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QPR and Bees fans to collect for Bowles fund

first_imgFans of both clubs will collect money outside Griffin Park in aid of Stan Bowles ahead of Saturday’s derby between QPR and Brentford.Rangers legend Bowles, who saw out his career at Brentford, has Alzheimer’s disease.Money collected will go to the Stan Bowles Alzheimer’s Fund, which was set up in 2015 following his diagnosis.See also:Onuoha available but Hall missed out againQPR look at Liverpool youngster Owens   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Raiders’ Lamarcus Joyner has seen Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes at his explosive best

first_imgJ … ALAMEDA — Lamarcus Joyner is back just in time to take another run at Patrick Mahomes.Considering what’s in store for the Raiders slot cornerback against the reigning Most Valuable Player from the Kansas City Chiefs  it’s probably a good thing Joyner was given an extra week to let his aching hamstring heal up.“He’s ready to go,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden said. “We’re taking him off the (injury) list.”The Raiders (6-5) visit the Chiefs (7-5) at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

Gender Dysphoria and Darwinism, cont.

first_imgGender Dysphoria and Darwinism, cont.by Dr Jerry BergmanIn this continuation from yesterday’s post, Dr Bergman discusses scientific research about sex and gender, describes historical gender roles, and explains how the media distort the science.Genetics ResearchX and Y chromosomes differ dramatically in size and contentThe male Y chromosome contains over 200 genes, of which 72 code for proteins, while the X chromosome contains over 12 times as many, or 874 genes. These 946 genes produce many major genetic differences between the sexes. After a fertilized egg called a zygote is formed, thousands of other genetic differences are created due to a complex epigenetic process called imprinting. This system turns off thousands of genes in males and thousands of other genes in females. The effects of imprinting also depend on whether the gene came from the father or mother (since men carry one X chromosome). The end result of these two factors is that thousands of genetic differences exist between the sexes long before birth.[14]So-called “transitioning” to the other sex does nothing to change the DNA on the chromosomes or the results of imprinting, although the expression of the imprinted genes may be modified by hormone therapy. Hormones may also damage genes, or cause mutations. When in medical school, this topic was covered briefly in my classes, noting that sex-change surgery is better described as a mutilation, not a transition. Men do not become women, nor women men. Even worse, the so-called transition blurs the distinction between males and females.Medical Consequences of Ignoring Biological SexThese male-female genetic and other differences have profound ramifications in medicine. For years, only males were generally tested to determine proper drug dosages. Then it was discovered that the popular sleep drug, Ambien, is metabolized differently in females than males. Consequently, women obtained about twice the proper systemic dose for some time, resulting in over-medication of some female users, producing a rash of traffic accidents in this group. One major reason for these drug dosage differences was due to the major hormone variations between males and females.Another example is adult males and females having different physiological reactions to alcohol due to major sexual based variations of the detoxifying enzyme, alcohol dehydrogenase. Alcohol dehydrogenase breaks down ethanol, causing females to exhibit significantly higher alcohol metabolic rates than males. In other words, liquor is broken down to cause the effects of alcohol much earlier in women, thus alcohol tends to have a stronger effect sooner in women.Research Using Computer EvaluationsA very fruitful area of psychological and physiological research compares males and females as measured by non-invasive medical evaluations. Because differences are virtually always found between males and females, this topic is a favorite for graduate theses. An example is having males and females perform some mental activity, such as reading from a script or looking at pictures, which often results in significant differences in male and female brain scan patterns. Even sleep cycles tend to be different. Females tend to go to sleep earlier, wake up earlier in the morning, and are more active in the morning than males. This fact has an adverse effect on boys and is one of several reasons for their poorer school performance compared to girls, a difference existing from first grade through college.[15]Occupationally, as a whole, women make better neurosurgeons due to their superior fine-muscle coordination, compared to men and men make better diesel mechanics due to their superior gross-muscle coordination.[16] Women lean toward careers that focus on people, like teaching and healthcare. Males tend to go into careers that involve working with things, such as engineering, manufacturing and agriculture. Conversely, some women make better diesel mechanics than most men, and some men, like the man with gifted hands, Dr. Ben Carson, make better neurosurgeons then most women.  This fact, though, does not make women diesel mechanics men, nor Ben Carson a woman.Females tend to choose careers that usually produce more personal rewards, even though their pay may be relatively lower. Males tend to choose better-paying careers over those they would otherwise prefer, because income is often a major consideration. Genetic and other research continues to find evidence of built-in differences in males and females, confirming the biblical record about the implications of God separately creating human males and females for different, but compatible, roles. Together, they reflect His image.Sex hormone therapy may alter these differences between males and females, but no one knows the long-term effects, and we will not know for decades after a large number of persons undergo gender reassignment hormone therapy. Then, if the early reports are accurate, much non-repairable harm will have been done, not the least of which is sterility. In other words, this is a risky experimental treatment with presently unknown deleterious effects.The Progressives Attempt to Suppress the Science[17]Professor Littman surveyed parents who are concerned about rapid onset gender dysphoria in their children. The children were defined as teenagers who suddenly expressed gender dysphoria after showing no signs earlier. Littman found this was especially common after they had spent large amounts of time online or with certain friends. Soon after the study was published, often aggressive hostile, backlash occurred, particularly from transgender activists. Basically, the opposition claimed parents’ observations about their own children are invalid and therefore should be suppressed.The journal that published the study was soon overwhelmed with protests, some demanding they retract the article. In response, the editors re-evaluated Littman’s methodology. Brown University also pulled the press release publicizing her article.  A former Harvard Medical School Dean said he had never seen a comparable reaction from an academic journal.[18] A seemingly overwhelming cultural tide has argued that transgenderism is not to be questioned—ever—even for the good of the children. Some transgender activists are actively encouraging young people to embrace gender dysphoria. This irresponsible activism ignores the potential of long-term risks posed by the commonly used treatments, including surgery and hormone therapy.Most gender-confused youth grow out of it by their late teenage years. Instead of encouraging teens to seek help for the underlying issues that lead to rapid onset gender dysphoria, whether mental or emotional, progressives seek to affirm their immature feelings. They encourage the confused 14-year-old who feels wrong about her gender identity, encouraging her to alter her body, perhaps forever. Online guides even exist to help teens convince a physician to prescribe powerful cross sex hormones on the first visit! Some supporters of the transgender movement are now even pushing parents to give their very young children puberty-blocking drugs so they do not go through puberty, in order to give them time to decide what gender they want to be. Then, they advise administering cross-sex hormones to them when they normally would go through puberty. The long-term effects of this approach are also unknown. Now, one can find wings of children’s hospitals devoted to gender reassignment despite the fact that this therapy likely has long-term deleterious consequences.Some pushback has come from a handful of physicians and therapists who stress we need to realize that this is a dangerous venture into unknown territory. No one knows the effects of giving cross-sex hormones to a person for decades. Those voices, though,  are few and far between in this politically-correct LGBT minefield. Some physicians and therapists have already opined that gender transition is a dangerous trend, but are afraid to say so.  This is sad for a profession devoted to the principle, “Do no harm.”SummaryAside from the rare genetic and biological cases of ambiguous chromosomes, people are born biologically male (XY) or biologically female (XX). Sex differences diverge from the moment of conception. But now, two very contrasting views exist about gender, one is that (contrary to the scientific research), the differences between the sexes are, at best, very minor, mostly plumbing differences. To feel whole, gender dysphoric persons think they have to change a few things about their birth sex to the one they “feel” they want to be, then they will “feel” happy (euphoria). The second position is that the differences are major, affecting the whole person. Scientific evidence clearly favors this view.Is transgenderism a fad? No, it is something deeper and more sinister. It is a rejection not only of the facts of biology, but also of the creation imperative: “From the beginning, God made them male and female.”[19] Because Darwinism denies this view, it opens the door to dangerous tinkering with nature for personal identity. Secular progressives who value personal identity over science encourage it. They think it is possible to be born in the wrong body, and modern medicine can fix the problem by drugs and surgery. The long-term effects of tinkering with God’s design for humans have yet to be experienced.Andrew Walker, a fellow at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, observed that in a “hundred years people will look back on this era of medicine the way we now look back on the eugenicist movements of the early 20th century.”[20]References[1] Littman, Lisa. 2018. Parent reports of adolescents and young adults perceived to show signs of a rapid onset of gender dysphoria. PLOS One. August 16 pp. 1-44.[2] Mark 10:6-8.[3] Hines, Sally. 2018. Is Gender Fluid. London: Thanes & Hudson.  p. 6.[4] Interview with Professor M. Blank.[5] Hines, 2018, pp. 23-26.[6] Hines, 2018, pp. 28-30.[7] Alumkal, A. W. 2017. Paranoid Science: The Christian Right’s War on Reality. New York: New York University Press. 107-108.[8] McPhaul  Michael J. and James E. Griffin 1999. Male Pseudo hermaphroditism Caused by Mutations of the Human Androgen Receptor. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 84(10): 3435–3441. 1 October.[9] Durden-Smith, Jo and Diane DeSimone.1983. Sex and the Brain. New York: Arbor House. p. 42.[10] Weiss, Daniel Evan. 1991. The Great Divide. New York: Poseidon Press.[11] Singal, Jesse. 2018. When Children Say They’re Trans. Hormones? Surgery? The choices are fraught—and there are no easy answers. The Atlantic. July-August.[12] Dean, Jamie. Rapid-onset Gender Dysphoria: This year’s social Contagion infects teenagers and their Doctors. World.34(3):34-39.[13] Dean, p. 37[14] Stump, J. B. 1985. What’s the Difference?: How Men and Women Compare. New York: William Morrow.[15] Lusher, L. and V. Yasenov. 2018. Gender Performance Gaps: Quasi-Experimental Evidence of the Role of Gender Difference in Sleep Cycles. Economic Inquiry. 56 (1): 252-262.[16] Lee, P. C. and R. S. Stewart. 1976. Sex Differences: Cultural and Developmental Dimensions. New York: Urizen Books, 138.[17] This entire section was summarized from an interview broadcast on World Radio. March 12, 2019. https://worldandeverything.org/2019/03/embracing-gender-dysphoria/[18] https://worldandeverything.org/2019/03/embracing-gender-dysphoria/[19] Walker, Andrew T. 2017.  God and the Transgender Debate. The Good Book Company.[20] Dean, 2019. p. 39.Dr. Jerry Bergman has taught biology, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, anthropology, geology, and microbiology at several colleges and universities including for over 40 years at Bowling Green State University, Medical College of Ohio where he was a research associate in experimental pathology, and The University of Toledo. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Ohio, Wayne State University in Detroit, the University of Toledo, and Bowling Green State University. He has over 1,300 publications in 12 languages and 40 books and monographs. His books and textbooks that include chapters that he authored, are in over 1,500 college libraries in 27 countries. So far over 80,000 copies of the 40 books and monographs that he has authored or co-authored are in print. For more articles by Dr Bergman, see his Author Profile.(Visited 372 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Hanis Reloaded: an ID in 48 hours

first_img7 November 2003The department of home affairs is to revamp its information technology systems in an effort to fully computerise the department’s operations.The department will also re-launch the National Identification System (Hanis), which will be called Hanis Reloaded. Hanis, approved by Cabinet in 1995, enables the cross-reference of fingerprints and identification information.Hanis Reloaded and the Integrated Client Service Console (ICSC) will be the department’s fully integrated system, linking all regional and sub-offices to the Pretoria head office’s database.The system will enable South Africans anywhere in the country to have their identity document applications processed electronically and their fingerprints, photographs and signatures recorded digitally. The information will be checked immediately against a database and 48 hours later, a person will have their ID.Briefing the media in Johannesburg on Thursday, Home Affairs director-general Barry Gilder said the new system will arrest the potential for fraud that is prevalent in the department.He said the old HANIS was plagued by mismanagement after key personnel in the project resigned, leaving a void in the running of the system.“This revolution is based on our dream of a fully computerised department, in respect of both our internal processes and our interface with our clients,” Gilder said.He said the introduction of the integrated database system will lay the basis for the issuing of a new ID card.“Our preliminary estimate is that such a system will allow us to issue an ID within 48 hours,” Gilder said.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

#3. Update on Coy Wolf sighting in Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The #3 story of 2015 was: Update on Coy Wolf sighting in OhioAre there crosses between coyotes and wolves roaming the rural areas of Ohio? There is evidence to suggest that is the case and we have photos to prove it. There are clearly plenty of people around the state interested in the topic and other mysteries of Ohio wildlife.last_img

Key accused in Dadri lynching case gets bail

first_imgThe Allahabad High Court on Monday granted bail to Vishal Rana, a key accused in the lynching case of Mohammad Akhlaq in Dadri. Residents of Bishahra village in Dadri, 45 kilometers from the national Capital, lynched Mohammad Akhlaqu, a fellow villager and brutally assaulted his younger son Danish, over rumours of them having eaten beef in September 2015. According to the chargesheet of Akhlaq’s murder case, Vishal Rana, son of a local BJP leader Sanjay Rana, spread the rumour of Akhlaq having eaten beef after which a village mob lynched the Muslim man. Rana was charged with 302, 307, 147, 148, 149, 323, 504, 506427, 458 of the IPC and Section 7 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act.While giving bail to Rana, Justice Pratyush Kumar in his order said, “It is submitted that co-accused Saurav, Shivam, Gaurav, Puneet and Arun having similar role to that of the applicant have already been granted bail by this court. Therefore the applicant is also entitled to be released on the bail on the ground of parity. Without commenting on the merits of the case, I find it a fit case for bail”J.B. Singh, one of the lawyers of Rana told The Hindu, “Honorable High Court granted bail to Vishal on the grounds of parity of other accused. The court did not go into the merits of the case”.Syed Farman Ahmad Naqvi, the lawyer of Akhlaq, however, told The Hindu that they will consider challenging the bail of all the accused who were named in the FIR, in the higher court.Despite Akhlaq’s murder case is under trial in a fast track court in Greater Noida, the charges are yet to be framed against the accused 22 months after he was lynched.With Rana’s bail, only three of the total 19 accused Sri Om, Rupendra and Vivek, will be in jail in the lynching case that led to a national debate on intolerance. One accused, Ravin Sisodia, died in jail due to apparent case of Chikangunya fever.last_img read more

Perform or get a pay cut: NZCPA boss to players

first_imgNew Zealand cricketers are bearing the burnt of their disastrous tour of India as they have been issued a warning by their Players’ Association to either perform or get ready for a less pay package.Heath Mills, general manager of the New Zealand Cricket Players’ Association (NZCPA), said the leading players are all on annual contracts and if they play well they will be rewarded or else they must be ready to drop down the pecking order with an associated cut in salary.”If they don’t perform during the year they will slide down the rankings and get paid less money. It’s as simple as that and it’s happened over the last few years under our system,” Mills was quoted as saying by the New Zealand Herald on Tuesday.The top 20 players receive a basic salary before match payments. It ranges from the No 1 ranked player getting USD 177,000 down to the bottom three players who receive USD 72,000. The numbers drop USD 6000 with each ranking spot.”To suggest they don’t get a pay cut shows a fundamental lack of understanding of the professional-sport contracting environment. It’s a volatile environment and these guys will be feeling it on a whole host of fronts,” added Mills.Mills also said that poor performance may just limit their other playing opportunities like the T20 tournaments around the world, and even the sponsors could take a dimmer view of backing an under-achieving player.However, he admitted that the players do not need to be reminded that they significantly require to raise their game that was expected of them by the nation’s cricket loving public and stakeholders.advertisement”What they all say to me is ‘we’ve let the country down.That’s what they carry every day and they need to be accountable for that and need to rectify it,” said the boss of the players’ association.”Rest assured, however badly I or other stakeholders may be feeling, for the players it’s 20 times worse. There’s no need to remind them; they know they’ve got a lot of work to do.”During their tour of India, New Zealand lost the Test series 0-1 and the five-match ODI series 0-5. Earlier, they suffered a 0-4 whitewash in the ODI series against Bangladesh as well.Mills also said it was time to find ways to help the players get back to the level “we know they can perform at”.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

PBA: NLEX escapes Meralco for 2nd straight win

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MANILA, Philippines–NLEX picked up its second straight victory after escaping Meralco, 87-83, Saturday in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Antipolo.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Marcio Lassiter rues San Miguel’s poor rebounding as losses pile up View comments The Road Warriors pulled ahead for good with five minutes to play, 77-76, in the back and forth contest before a power outage interrupted the action for more than 10 minutes.When the lights went back on, the Bolts managed to tie the game at 83 on a triple by Ranidel de Ocampo with under two minutes to play but NLEX, steady from the stripe, sealed the victory with four straight freethrows.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesJP Erram, the Road Warriors’ newest recruit, starred anew with 12 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and five blocks including a crucial rejection of De Ocampo with 10 seconds left.JR Quinahan paced NLEX with 16 points, going 3-of-3 from beyond the arc, while Kevin Alas chipped in 12 points and six boards. NLEX improved to 2-3, tied with Meralco and San Miguel and TNT in the middle of the pack.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationslast_img read more