View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Amphibious View post tag: with View post tag: Relationship View post tag: school View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Dock View post tag: Navy February 28, 2012 View post tag: USS View post tag: Landing View post tag: builds Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Germantown Builds Relationship with Thai School View post tag: Germantown View post tag: ship View post tag: Thai Training & Education Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) participated in a community service (COMSERV) project at a local school, Feb. 23, during a scheduled port visit to Laem Chabang.Twenty Sailors visited Ban Ronghip School to interact with local children and deliver school supplies and sporting goods such as soccer balls, volleyballs, and badminton equipment.Germantown Chaplain Lt. j.g. Robert Hecox said the project was a great way for Sailors to lend a helping hand, meet locals, and experience the culture.“In a big way, our COMSERV helped communicate to the Thai people of this area our commitment to their recovery after the flooding that happened last year,” said Hecox. “7th Fleet had committed that we would be back to give help and give resources, and this is just one element of keeping that promise.”The Sailors who participated in the event read books, played soccer, volleyball, and played singing games like “Ring Around the Rosie,” and “London Bridge is Falling Down.”The Thai children and the Sailors equally shared in the enjoyment of the visit. Quartermaster Seaman Aldannuvia Domiguez left no doubt as to whether she would participate in another community service project.“My personal experience at the COMSERV was just breathtaking,” said Dominguez. “I absolutely loved it.”Dominguez worked at a children’s hospital before joining the Navy, and the COMSERV reminded her of being home.“To be able to bring joy to somebody just makes me feel really good, and when you do it purely and from the heart, they see it ten times more,” said Dominguez.Germantown, with embarked elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is currently underway after participating in exercise Cobra Gold 2012, an annual Thai-U.S. co-sponsored joint and multinational exercise designed to advance security throughout the Asia-Pacific region and enhance interoperability with participating nations.Germantown, commanded by Cmdr. Carol McKenzie, was commissioned Feb. 8, 1986 and is capable of carrying more than 721 Sailors and Marines.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 28, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Germantown Builds Relationship with Thai School
Will Chase It’s finally proven too hard to be the Bard. Something Rotten!, the world premiere musical comedy about the musical comedy that started it all, is set to shutter on January 1, 2017. At time of closing, the production, starring Rob McClure, Will Chase, Josh Grisetti and more, will have played 742 performances at Broadway’s St. James Theatre. Something Rotten! officially opened on April 22, 2015.As previously reported, a first class US national tour will officially launch on January 17 at the Boston Opera House.Directed by Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten! features a score by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. Set in the 1590s, the show follows brothers Nick (McClure) and Nigel (Grisetti) Bottom, who are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as “The Bard” (Chase). When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self…and all that jazz.The cast also currently includes Leslie Kritzer, Brad Oscar, Catherine Brunell, David Beach, Edward Hibbert, Gerry Vichi and André Ward.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Something Rotten! Rob McClure in ‘Something Rotten!'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Star Files Related Shows View Comments
Joe Lumley is again in goal for QPR and the fit-again James Perch returns to the starting line-up for the match against Blackburn at Ewood Park.With goalkeeper Alex Smithies, who had been lined up to replace Rob Green, out with an elbow injury, the 20-year-old Lumley makes his league debut for the R’s.Conor Hudnott, a keeper signed by Rangers after being released by Chelsea two years ago, is on the substitutes’ bench.QPR are still without Charlie Austin, so Sebastian Polter is up front. There are eight changes to the side that lost at Nottingham Forest on Saturday in the FA Cup.Blackburn, meanwhile, are without the injured Nathan Delfouneso, Danny Guthrie and Fode Koita.Blackburn: Steele, Marshall, Duffy, Hanley, Spurr, Bennett, Evans, Akpan, Conway, Lawrence, Rhodes.Subs: Raya, Henley, Brown, Olsson, Williamson, Taylor, Lenihan.QPR: Lumley; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Faurlin, Henry; Phillips, Fer, Hoilett; Polter.Subs: Hudnott, Angella, Chery, Luongo, Tozser, Mackie, Petrasso.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Evolutionists are off the rails, applying Darwinian theory to matters of the mind and intellectual history.If it’s been awhile since you heard anything about the French Revolution of 1789-1793, here’s a brief refresher. It was bad; really bad. It represented the collapse of a government into chaos and anarchy, with heads rolling everywhere (literally). Mob rule fueled by radical-leftist totalitarians gave the world a glimpse of dictatorships to come. Hanne Nabintu Herland, writing in an article on WND, describes some of the horrors at the height of the revolution:Under the French revolutionary leader, Maximilien de Robespierre, guillotines were set up on almost every street corner in Paris. The little that was left of order now fell apart. People were executed at the smallest hint of opposition; orgies were organized in churches as a direct move by radicals to spite religion. Robespierre summarized his totalitarian logic, stating that there are only two types of people in France, the people and their enemies. Anyone who opposed the revolution was to be eliminated. Priests and the well-educated were beheaded and killed by the thousands without trials or examining evidence; their bodies were thrown into the streets. Nobody cared about the rule of law in the midst of this so-called glorious revolution. And it was profoundly anti-religious. Churches were locked up; priests demeaned and killed. The French Revolution meant the end of religious freedom in France. A new tyranny had begun – a “democratic” tyranny.And yet this followed the so-called “French Enlightenment,” in which deists and atheists wrote passionate works demanding the authority of “reason” and “evidence,” promising a golden age of “liberty, equality, and fraternity” for all, once society had freed itself from the shackles of religious tradition. Robespierre is said to have justified the executions with the proverb, “To make an omelette, you have to break a few eggs” (one of the worst analogies in history). Whose omelette? Who appointed him the cook? And who wants to eat an omelette with blood in it? That kind of attitude would be used by Lenin, Stalin and Mao.Herland says that order was not returned until Napoleon seized power and re-instituted the rule of law, including religious toleration, restoring some semblance of order.The French Revolution was profoundly different from the American Revolution, which did usher in an age of “liberty and justice for all” based not on equality of outcome, but equality of opportunity. It also sprang from the ideals of the Declaration of Independence, with its “self-evident” truth that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights. For a comparison of American and French ideals, see Dennis Prager explain “The American Trinity” of values. Fortunately, the French have learned a lot from America after Napoleon, and France is today one of America’s best allies in the free world.The Darwinian Takeover of HistoryWith that refresher in mind, look at what some Darwin-drunk eggheads at Indiana University came up with. In their paper in the elite Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), they apply biological evolution to explain the French Revolution. This is not a joke; you can read the open-access paper yourself.Our mapping of the French Revolution’s turbulent early days in terms of the creation, sharing, and destruction of word-use patterns complements existing studies of specific ideas (much as evolutionary biology analyzes both mechanisms of transmission/selection and the particular phenotypes for which an environment selects).Could they just be using evolutionary biology as an analogy? They can’t possibly mean this, can they? Look at the Conclusion of the paper:The history of human culture is more than just the rise and fall of particular ideas. It is also the emergence of new information-processing mechanisms and media, and roles that individuals and institutions play in creating and propagating these ideas through time. In the language of biological evolution, we must understand not only the characteristics for which an environment selects but the strength of that selection over time and the shifting and heterogeneous nature of the transmission mechanisms.The figure in the paper shows a plot of novel ideas surviving through time in the same manner as novel traits in a population of organisms. They treat the members of committees, the writers of pamphlets, and debaters just like they would bacteria in a test tube or ants in an ant farm, watching which innovations “emerge” to carry the evolution forward. They treat the words of the revolutionaries as “patterns” that mutate and evolve.A press release from Indiana University shows photos of the two main suspects perpetrating this latest Darwin fraud, Rebecca Spang and Alexander Barron. “Adopting analytical tools to track word-use patterns, they found the French Revolution’s principles, ideals and goals emerged and evolved in the assembly’s speeches and debates.” Is there no area of human inquiry safe from Darwin’s Stuff Happens Law?Readers should take notice that this paper is completely amoral. There are no condemnations of Robespierre or the horrific executions and terrors of the French Revolution. It’s just stuff that happened according to the aimless meanderings of the blind evolutionary process.Are we too harsh to call these eggheads the perpetrators of a fraud? Maybe we are not harsh enough. Why? Because their approach is nothing less than the death-knell of all science, all history, and all reason. With their self-deluded, self-refuting approach to knowledge, the Age of Reason evolves into the Rage of Un-reason.To see why, let’s have another set of Darwin eggheads apply the same method to them. Rebecca Spang and Alexander Barron, with their bad case of the Yoda Complex delusion, were the chief perpetrators of the PNAS fraud, so let them become the lab rats now. With some skillful manipulation of symbols in fancy-looking equations and charts, the new eggheads could treat the writings of Spang and Barron like memes of a population that is evolving. Nothing about the content of their PNAS paper would matter any more, would it? The new scientists would look at Spang and Barron like bacteria, or ants, that come up once in awhile with new memes that succeed better than other memes. Maybe a turn of phrase, or a random mutation in a thought, or some other pattern, gets selected and survives. Then, the anteaters at the journal manipulate which ants get eaten and which ones get published—because they, too, are a population evolving by natural selection (in this case, predatory journal editors). You can continue this infinite regress; it’s turtles all the way down.But could their argument be true? True? Ha ha ha ha, you dolt. What is truth? The only truth is that there is no truth! Everything evolves, and this paper will go extinct by chance just like everything else in this pointless universe [cue sound of implosion].Dear reader, do you see why Darwinism must be laughed off the stage once and for all? It leads to the destruction of reason—indeed, of all human inquiry. With the totalitarian Darwinists in control, knowledge marches to the guillotine. Don’t like it? Too bad. Stuff happens.Exercise tough love. Give these mutant scholars some books by C.S. Lewis to read. (Visited 294 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In an effort to recognize the quality youth of Ohio, and to help those interested in furthering their education, the Ohio Expositions Commission has established aScholarship Program for Ohio State Fair participants.The purpose of these scholarships is to assist high school juniors and seniors, and graduates who are continuing their education at an accredited institution in an undergraduate course of study in any field. Scholarships will be awarded to junior exhibitors during the Ohio State Fair. Applicants will be judged on ScholasticStanding, Citizenship and Leadership, Ohio State Fair Participation, County Fair Participation.The Governor James A. Rhodes Junior Fair Endowment Fund ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to all junior fair exhibitors who will be incoming freshmen or undergraduate students at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, or OSU-ATI, Wooster. You may apply for this scholarship as well as any one of the Ohio State Fair Scholarships. There will be one scholarship awarded. The Ohio Expositions Commissioner’s Endowment Fund Scholarship and The Ohio Expositions Commission, Chair’s, General Manager’s Endowment Fund ScholarshipsThese two scholarships are open to all junior fair exhibitors who will be incoming freshmen at The Ohio State University main campus, ATI or any of its regional campuses and majoring in Animal Sciences. In the event that there are no qualified students majoring in Animal Sciences, applicants enrolled in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who meet the other criteria may be considered for the scholarship. You may apply for this scholarship as well as any one of the Ohio State Fair Scholarships. Junior Fair Hall of Fame Non-Livestock Exhibits and Activities Endowment Fund ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to junior fair non-livestock exhibitors who will be incoming freshmen or undergraduate students at The Ohio State University including regional campuses or ATI. Recipients must exhibit during the year of application. You may apply for this scholarship as well as any one of the Ohio State Fair Scholarships. There will be two scholarships awarded. $1,500 Governor James A. Rhodes Junior Fair Endowment Fund ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to all junior fair exhibitors who will be incoming freshman or undergraduate students at TheOhio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, or OSU-ATI, Wooster. You may apply for this scholarship as well as any one of the Ohio State Fair Scholarship Divisions. $1,000 The Ohio Expositions Commissioner’s Endowment Fund ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to all junior fair exhibitors who will be incoming freshmen at The Ohio State University main campus, ATI or any of its regional campuses and majoring in Animal Sciences. In the event that there are no qualified students majoring in Animal Sciences, applicants enrolled in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who meet the other criteria may be considered for the scholarship. You may apply for this scholarship as well as any one of the Ohio State Fair Scholarships. $1,000 The Ohio Expositions Commission Chair’s Endowment Fund ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to all junior fair exhibitors who will be incoming freshmen at The Ohio State University main campus, ATI or any of its regional campuses and majoring in Animal Sciences. In the event that there are no qualified students majoring in Animal Sciences, applicants enrolled in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who meet the other criteria may be considered for the scholarship. You may apply for this scholarship as well as any one of the Ohio State Fair Scholarships. $2,000 General Manager’s Endowment Fund Scholarship(Two scholarship @1,000 each)Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. These two scholarships are open to all junior fair exhibitors who will be incoming freshmen at The Ohio State University main campus, ATI or any of its regional campuses and majoring in Animal Sciences. In the event that there are no qualified students majoring in Animal Sciences, applicants enrolled in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who meet the other criteria may be considered for the scholarship. You may apply for these scholarships as well as any one of the Ohio State Fair Scholarships. $1,500 Non-Livestock Endowment Fund Scholarship(Two scholarships – $750 each)Two $750 scholarships will be awarded. These scholarships are open to junior fair non-livestock exhibitors who will be incoming freshmen or undergraduate students at The Ohio State University including regional campuses or ATI.Recipients must exhibit during the year of application. You may apply for this scholarship as well as any one of the Ohio State Fair Scholarships. $3,000 Junior Fair Beef Cattle Exhibitor (three scholarships – $1,000 each)These scholarships are for both breeding and market beef exhibitors $3,000 Junior Fair Swine Exhibitor (three scholarships – $1,000 each)These scholarships are for both breeding and market swine exhibitors $3,000 Junior Sheep Exhibitor (three scholarships – $1,000 each)These scholarships are for both breeding and market sheep exhibitors $2,000 Junior Fair Poultry Exhibitor (two scholarships – $1,000 each)These scholarships are for both breeding and market poultry exhibitors $2,000 Junior Fair Dairy Cattle Exhibitor (two scholarships – $1,000 each) $1,000 Junior Fair Dairy Goat Exhibitor $1,000 Junior Fair Boer Goat Exhibitor $1,000 Junior Fair Rabbit Exhibitor $1,000 Junior Fair Dog Exhibitor $2,000 Junior Fair Horse Exhibitor (two scholarships – $1,000 each) $3,000 Junior Fair Exhibits and Activities (three scholarships – $1,000 each) RulesThe applicant must be a high school junior or senior, or a graduate continuing their education at an accredited institution.They must reside in the State of Ohio, and must have been both eligible to be a participant in the Junior Fair (not older than 19 years of age as of January 1, 2018) and must have served as an active participant in both the Ohio State Fair Junior Division and their local County Fair.All questions on the application form must be answered to be considered for an award. High school and/or college transcript must be attached, along with copies of ACT and/ or SAT scores. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.Please mail completed applications, along with a photo to Ohio State Fair Scholarship Committee, Agriculture Department, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211.Completed applications must be postmarked by April 1,2018.Applications will be judged on the following basis:• Scholastic Standing 25%• Citizenship and Leadership 25%• Ohio State Fair Participation 30%• County Fair Participation 20%Applicants may be required to be interviewed at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.Previous winners are eligible to compete, as long as they meet the above requirements.All scholarship recipients will be notified by June 20, 2018.Junior Fair Hall of Fame Non-Livestock Exhibits and Activities scholarships will be awarded at the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame luncheon on August 2, 2018.All other scholarships will be awarded during the Sale of Champions at the Ohio State Fair, Sunday, August 5, 2018.Deadline for entry is April 1. Students can either submit a written copy or apply online at ohiostatefair.com/scholarships/.
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari, said entrepreneurs should focus on the rural and agricultural sectors to provide a stimulus to the economy. “If we want to achieve a $5 trillion economy we need to focus on initiatives like converting agriculture waste into biofuels. I would like new entrepreneurs to focus on rural areas and on the agricultural sector,” he said. Mr. Gadkari was speaking at an event organised by the Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO) on Friday.Referring to farmers’ leader Sharad Joshi’s description of ‘India vs Bharat’, Mr. Gadkari said there was still a disparity between urban centres like Mumbai and Delhi which constitute ‘India’ and rural areas, which were ‘Bharat’. “Until the industries are developed in agricultural, rural and tribal areas, the country won’t develop,” he said. He cited the example of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, which will go through rural and tribal belts of four States.“Around 95% of land acquisition has been done and within three years, this road will be completed,” he said. On a 10-km stretch from Delhi, there will be an e-highway, he said. This will have a dedicated lane with overhead electric wires through which heavy vehicles can charge their batteries.Mr. Gadkari said import substitution was also needed for the economy to grow and more initiatives needed to come in the area of biofuels and bio aviation fuel in particular, which makes up a huge chunk of our import bill. “We will be saving nearly ₹40,000 crore worth of imports if we adopt bio aviation fuel. If entrepreneurs take this up, it is a market worth ₹40,000 crore,” the minister said.
Two people were killed when the motorcycle they were riding hit some stray cows here, the police said on Saturday. Chunbadi Prajapati (35) and his brother-in-law Jalkadeen (38) were returning from a local market when the accident occurred at Khaurarha bypass on Friday evening, Station House Officer of Mataundh Police Station Shail Kumar Singh said. “Both the motorcyclists fell on the road and sustained serious injuries. They were rushed to the hospital where the doctors declared them dead,” he said.‘No helmet’ Upon searching the two-wheeler, a liquor bottle was found, while no helmet was recovered from the accident spot, he said. “Prima facie, it seems that both were under the influence of alcohol. They sustained head injuries, as they were not wearing a helmet,” he said. “The bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination, and the matter is being investigated,” he said.
DefinitionAn arm MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan uses strong magnets to create pictures of the the upper and lower arm. This may include the elbow, wrist, hands, fingers, and the surrounding muscles and other tissues.It does not use radiation (x-rays).Single MRI images are called slices. The images can be stored on a computer or printed on film. One exam produces many images.Alternative NamesMRI – arm; Wrist MRI; MRI – wrist; Elbow MRI; MRI – elbowHow the test is performedYou will wear a hospital gown or clothes without metal zippers or snaps (such as sweatpants and a t-shirt). Some types of metal can cause blurry images.You will lie on a narrow table that slides into a large tunnel-like scanner.Some exams use a special dye (contrast). Most of the time, you will get the dye through a vein in your arm or hand before the test. The dye helps the radiologist see certain areas more clearly.During the MRI, the person who operates the machine will watch you from another room. The test most often lasts 30-60 minutes, but may take longer.How to prepare for the testYou may be asked not to eat or drink anything for 4 – 6 hours before the scan.Tell your doctor if you are afraid of close spaces (have claustrophobia). You may be given a medicine to help you feel sleepy and less anxious. Your doctor may suggest an “open” MRI, in which the machine is not as close to the body.advertisementBefore the test, tell your health care provider if you have:Brain aneurysm clipsCertain types of artificial heart valvesHeart defibrillator or pacemakerInner ear (cochlear) implantsKidney disease or dialysis (you may not be able to receive contrast)Recently placed artificial jointsCertain types of vascular stentsWorked with sheet metal in the past (you may need tests to check for metal pieces in your eyes)Because the MRI contains strong magnets, metal objects are not allowed into the room with the MRI scanner:Pens, pocketknives, and eyeglasses may fly across the room.Items such as jewelry, watches, credit cards, and hearing aids can be damaged.Pins, hairpins, metal zippers, and similar metallic items can distort the images.Removable dental work should be taken out just before the scan.How the test will feelAn MRI exam causes no pain. You will need to lie still. Too much movement can blur MRI images and cause errors.The table may be hard or cold, but you can ask for a blanket or pillow. The machine makes loud thumping and humming noises when turned on. You can wear ear plugs to help block out the noise.An intercom in the room allows you to speak to someone at any time. Some MRIs have televisions and special headphones to help the time pass.There is no recovery time, unless you were given a medicine to relax. After an MRI scan, you can return to your normal diet, activity, and medicines.Why the test is performedThis test provides clear pictures of parts of the arm that are hard to see clearly on CT scans.Your doctor may order this test if you have:A mass that can be felt on a physical examAn abnormal finding on an x-ray or bone scanArm pain and a history of cancerArm or wrist pain that does not get better with treatmentBone infection (osteomyelitis)Bone pain and feverBroken boneDecreased motion or “locking up” of the wrist or elbow jointRedness or swelling of the wrist or elbow jointsNormal ValuesA normal result means your arm looks okay.What abnormal results meanAbnormal results may be due to:AbscessBursitis of the elbow or wristBroken bone or fractureGanglion cyst in the wristInfection in the boneLigament, tendon, or cartilage injury in the wrist or elbowMuscle damageOsteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)Tumor or cancer in the bone, muscle, or soft tissueTalk to your health care provider if you have questions and concerns.What the risks areMRI contains no radiation. There have been no reported side effects from the magnetic fields and radio waves.The most common type of contrast (dye) used is gadolinium. It is very safe. Allergic reactions to the substance are rare. However, gadolinium can be harmful to people with kidney problems that need dialysis. If you have kidney problems, please tell your health care provider before the testThe strong magnetic fields created during an MRI can cause heart pacemakers and other implants to not work as well. It can also cause a piece of metal inside your body to move or shift. For safety reasons, please dont bring anything that contains metal into the scanner room.advertisementSpecial considerationsTests that may be done instead of an MRI of the arm include:CT scan of the armJoint x-rayA CT scan may be preferred in an emergency. The test is faster than MRI and often available in the emergency room.ReferencesHuber FG. Arm. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez?s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 18.Grainger RG, Thomsen HS, Morcos SK, Koh DM, Roditi G. Intravascular contrast media for radiology, CT, and MRI. In: Adam A, Dixon AK, eds. Grainger & Allisons Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 2.Wilkinson ID, Paley MNJ. Magnetic resonance imaging: basic principles. In: Grainger RC, Allison D, Adam, Dixon AK, eds. Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 5.Review Date:1/17/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.