Students honor teachers in trek to raise funds

first_img“It’s more realistic,” said Graham. “These students know the teachers. Both of them have been here for many years.” George said walk-a-thon money will be turned over to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, which helps fund breast cancer research and awareness, in the name of Lake Center Middle School, Corbet and Zant. “Everyone will know who we are walking for,” said 12-year-old Yahaira Canizales. “We just wish they were here to see all the work we have done.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS – Lake Center Middle School was peppered with pink Tuesday, as students donned various shades of the color in support of two teachers – both breast cancer patients. “I know how it feels to lose someone to cancer because my aunt had cancer,” said Celeste Rodriguez, 12. “I want to help people in the future so they don’t have to go through it.” Rodriguez was among more than 1,000 Lake Center middle school students who donated money – and wore pink bandannas, ribbons or clothing – in honor of Carol Corbet and Elaine Zant. Both women, longtime educators at Lake Center, had to step down from their posts this year after being diagnosed with breast cancer. On Tuesday, school officials invited students to participate in a Walk for the Cure event for the teachers. Middle schoolers donated money toward breast cancer research, then did laps around the school’s track, waving signs with the teachers’ names. “This is our way of showing our appreciation to them,” said eighth-grader Samuel Yoo, 13. According to Sandy George, the substitute teacher who coordinated Tuesday’s fundraiser, “Walk for the Cure” not only honors Corbet and Zant, but also brings awareness to breast cancer. “We need the research, we need the money. Everybody that has this disease needs our support,” George said. Seventh-grade teacher Donna Graham said Lake Center students often participate in social justice projects, such as organizing food drives and fundraisers. But “Walk for the Cure” was unique, she added. last_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal Gaeltacht Riding Club has been selected by the International Affairs Committee of the Association of Irish Riding Clubs (AIRC), to represent Ireland at the Generali World Club Show Jumping Tournament in Lamotte-Beuvron in France.This is the first time for an Irish team to compete in the competition, which is organised by the Federation Francaise d’Equitation (FFE).While only one club from each country may compete, the competition attracts entries from all over the world and takes place in the Equestrian Park in Lamotte-Beuvron (one of the largest in Europe), from 19th – 22nd July, 2016. The AIRC has 3500 members nationally and 130 clubs. The Donegal Gaeltacht Riding Club belongs to the West Region, which is the largest region in the country.Club chairman, Lawrence Smyth, says that the club is honoured and excited about this great opportunity to represent Ireland.The team travelling to France is: Mickey McHugh, Rocktown, Falcarragh, Cassandra McGee, Stranacorcra, Derrybeg, Trish Warren, Falcarragh and Dunfanaghy, John McDaid, Castlesdoe, Creeslough. These riders all competed at the National AIRC Masters’ Finals at Mullingar Equestrian Centre in March of this year.The team flies to France on Monday 18th July, with Lawrence Smyth, as Chef d’Équippe. DONEGAL CLUB TO REPRESENT IRELAND AT WORLD SHOW JUMPING TOURNAMENT was last modified: June 23rd, 2016 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Tree-mendous! Shandon Hotel opens its Christmas winter wonderland!

first_imgIf it’s a genuine Christmas feel you are looking for, then look no further than the Shandon Hotel this festive season.The hotel’s Magical Winter Wonderland began last night at the Shandon and for overnight residents this package is sold out every weekend between now and Christmas.Not many other hotels can boast they have 50 Christmas trees as part of their festive decorations. The Shandon will welcome over 1000 families to stay between now and 23rd December, in a season typically where families don’t travel and in a hotel that historically closed down in the off peak!Due to local demand, we have decided to open the magical winter wonderland walkthrough on the Sunday the 4th, Sunday 11th and Sunday the 18th December to nonresidents from 10am to 4pm.Booking is not necessary, however it’s on a first come first service basis so we recommend that you come as early as possible to avoid long queues.Meet Santa at The Shandon! Take the journey to Mrs Claus’ Cabin, where you will meet Santa and enjoy a photo & small gift, but before you do, you must make your way through the Shandon’s magical winter wonderland walkthrough, first up explore the Shandon Forest’s reindeers and abundance of trees (indoors) next up meet our 7ft talking polar bear in Narnia before you finish off picking a candy cane from the tree in Gingerbread Alley!After your Christmas adventure, Santa Claus will be waiting to meet you and talk about what he would like left out for him and Rudolf on Christmas Eve!Pricing, 1 child €25, 2 Children €40, 3 Children €50 and 4 Children €60. Price includes 1 family photo, the winter walk through, small gift for each child.Bar food is available from 12.30 until late each day and on Sundays we offer our Special Sunday Roast main course for €13.50, or why not enjoy some hot chocolate and cookies by the turf fire while you wait on your photo to be printed!Tree-mendous! Shandon Hotel opens its Christmas winter wonderland! was last modified: November 5th, 2016 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

SETI: The Darwin Connection

first_img(Visited 593 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Secular materialists looking for space aliens have a philosophical kinship with Darwinists.“What Darwin Can Tell Us About Aliens”Caption at “Aliens would look a lot like life on Earth, researchers say.”That’s the headline of an article by Stephanie Pappas on, complete with a close-encounters type alien in embryonic form. Here’s the rationale for thinking space aliens will look similar to humans:A new theory says yes, we would. In fact, life on other planets (or moons, or asteroids) might look surprisingly similar to life here on Earth, University of Oxford scientists wrote in a paper published in the International Journal of Astrobiology on Oct. 31. That’s because life on other planets would likely be subject to natural selection, just like life on Earth is. And if life is subject to natural selection, it is likely to share similarities, even if it isn’t carbon-based, for example, or codes its operating instructions in a way entirely different from DNA.As we saw in the case of planetary systems (7/05/14), it’s risky to build a case on a sample of one. There are evolutionists who disagree with the idea that Darwinism always leads to similar organismic forms. Stephen Jay Gould, for instance, argued that if you replayed the tape of life on earth, very different organisms would probably form. That’s not what Samuel Levin believes:“Living things are adapted,” study co-author Samuel Levin, a doctoral candidate in zoology at the University of Oxford, wrote in an email to Live Science. “They appear to be ‘trying to do things’ like eat, survive, grow, reproduce.”The only way to adapt, Levin said, is through natural selection, the process through which hereditary variation among individuals leads to differences in success, and ultimately survival of the fittest.“Anything that will stand out to us as alien life will have undergone natural selection,” Levin said.Why are space aliens always portrayed with a skinny reptilian look?This line of thinking apparently comes from the University of Oxford, which posted a standard “ET” type image of a space alien in its press release. In this article, Sam Levin poured on the philosophizing without any shred of observational evidence:Sam Levin added: ‘We still can’t say whether aliens will walk on two legs or have big green eyes. But we believe evolutionary theory offers a unique additional tool for trying to understand what aliens will be like, and we have shown some examples of the kinds of strong predictions we can make with it.‘By predicting that aliens undergone major transitions – which is how complexity has arisen in species on earth, we can say that there is a level of predictability to evolution that would cause them to look like us.‘Like humans, we predict that they are made-up of a hierarchy of entities, which all cooperate to produce an alien. At each level of the organism there will be mechanisms in place to eliminate conflict, maintain cooperation, and keep the organism functioning. We can even offer some examples of what these mechanisms will be.‘There are potentially hundreds of thousands of habitable planets in our galaxy alone. We can’t say whether or not we’re alone on Earth, but we have taken a small step forward in answering, if we’re not alone, what our neighbours are like.’“Levels of predictability” include the ground level at zero. How could Levin know which level he is on? It’s easy to predict something you know you have almost no chance of ever finding. What this implies is that the “examples of what these mechanisms will be” are nothing more than cartoons.Honoring a FailureThe number of space aliens Jill Tarter has found is: Zero. Zilch. Nada. In honor of her pristine record, Nola Taylor Redd at devoted a lengthy column to her life and work. Since no extra-terrestrial ‘intelligence’ has ever been found, the SETI Institute for which Tarter wrote the Charter has diversified into astrobiology, which is also devoid of evidence for its key belief in life beyond earth.Today, the SETI Foundation not only hunts for signals from alien civilizations but also studies newly discovered exoplanets, hunts for hardy extremophiles on Earth that could give clues about how extraterrestrial life could evolve, and even studies our own planet.The Darwin connection is clear in this article: “how extraterrestrial life could evolve” is the tip-off. Studying earth life is worthwhile, no one would deny. And yes, planets have been found around other stars. But her record for finding extraterrestrial life of any kind, even microbes, is also: Zero. Zilch. Nada. Ditto for clues about how it could evolve.We’re not really trying to get you to laugh. We’re not trying to mock the worshipers of the Bearded Buddha and joke about their invisible friends. All we are doing is quoting their own words. If you choose to laugh, well, you can classify yourself among the sensible. Unfortunately, that means you will never get equal time on and the other secular evolutionary media outlets.last_img read more

Globalport averts disaster, holds off Phoenix

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Fortunately for GlobalPort, new import Murphy Holloway and Terrence Romeo restored order inside the final two minutes with the two scoring the team’s last 10 points.“Good win for us. It’s a good thing that we were up by more than 20 points. We started to relax. We enjoyed the game too much and everybody was doing their own thing,” said GlobalPort head coach Franz Pumaren.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“They thought that Phoenix would not give a fight. That’s what happens when we delve away from our game plan.”The Batang Pier got what they were looking for in Holloway, who provided the inside presence and muscle down low. LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESGlobalPort let its guard down and almost paid for it dearly before holding off Phoenix, 100-91, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Batang Pier saw their 30-point third quarter lead chopped down to just five, 88-83, with a little under three minutes left.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Holloway delivered 29 points and 26 rebounds in his PBA debut. He replaced Jabril Trawick, who scored just three points in GlobalPort’s loss to Rain or Shine on Friday.Eugene Phelps had 32 points and 17 rebounds while Cyrus Baguio and Joseph Eriobu added 11 points each for the Fuel Masters, who trailed, 75-45, in the third quarter.RJ Jazul, who chipped in 10 points, pulled Phoenix to within five with a 3-pointer at the 2:51 mark.Matthew Wright scored just four points and went 0-of-6 from the field in his first game back with Phoenix after helping Gilas Pilipinas finish fourth in the Jones Cup.ADVERTISEMENT 2 gov’t execs wary of having separate dep’t for disaster risk reduction PLAY LIST 03:102 gov’t execs wary of having separate dep’t for disaster risk reduction01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Malabanan admits Bali Pure’s drive dipped after losing streak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more