Standing Tall Despite high-rise demise on 9-11, cities like San Francisco are feeling urge to tower above

first_imgbased Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The collapse of the World Trade Center “probably induced the largest introspective analysis of the whole typology that has ever happened – is this a viable part of our cities or is it not? And like it or not, that has resulted in a resounding yes.” Compared with the high-rises that were erected in the 1970s, the new crop of superskyscrapers are more likely to be residential or government-supported expressions of civic or even national pride than symbols of corporate wealth, according to Wood. The 150-story, 2,000-foot-tall Chicago Spire rising near the shores of Lake Michigan, for example, would be both the tallest skyscraper in the U.S. and the world’s tallest residential building. “Tall buildings are being used to project a certain status for a city on a world stage. That’s undoubtable,” Wood said. “For a city to be taken seriously on a local or domestic or international scale, they want to be seen to be keeping up with the times, and tall buildings are part of that.” Planners, real estate agents and sociologists say the trend shows that Americans are willing to trust recent engineering advances conceived to help buildings stand up to earthquakes and terrorist attacks – and that their fascination with all things oversized outweighs their fears of disasters, both natural and human-made. That especially became true as developing countries in the Middle East and Asia started putting up supertall skyscrapers that made the World Trade Center look average in comparison. “Everybody can be forgiven for having reactions after 9-11 that they want to reconsider today,” said Miami Art Museum Terence Riley, who as the architecture curator of New York’s Museum of Modern Art put together a 2004 exhibit on skyscrapers. “Many people who had opinions like that saw the push to invent ever more technologically sophisticated, ever more high, tall buildings pass away from the United States, or at least appear to,” Riley said. “One of the things that really bothered people was that it was evident that other people in Taiwan and Malaysia were going to take off where we left off, and in the end of the day they weren’t going to let terrorists be that successful.” Brenda Calvin, a Las Vegas real estate agent who specializes in high-rise living, said customers who visit the city often but are tired of staying in hotels and want the convenience of 24-hour concierge service are snapping up condominiums like the ones under construction at the seven-tower MGM Mirage City Center. At up to 60 stories, the project’s residential buildings would be nearly twice as tall as the condos considered high by current Strip standards. “I have never heard anyone say, `You know, now that I’ve been in this building I don’t think I can do this,”‘ said Calvin, who lives on the eighth floor of a 21-story building. “I guess you can live your life and not fly on an airplane and not experience all the great things in the world out of fear, but that just doesn’t make sense.” Last month, an Australian gaming company submitted plans for a 1,888-foot hotel/casino that would rank as the nation’s second-tallest building. The Federal Aviation Administration is opposing the Crown Las Vegas, saying its height would pose a hazard to planes flying in and out of McCarran International Airport. Supporters of the taller, denser neighborhood that has been proposed in San Francisco, a city known in architecture circles as much for its anti-development attitudes as its skyline, know they also have a future fight on their hands. A regional transportation agency is scheduled to pick the winning design for the tower that would anchor the transit center on Thursday. The shortest of the three finalists would rise 350-feet above San Francisco’s own Transamerica Pyramid. It would outreach the West’s reigning top story, the 1,018-foot U.S. Bank Tower building in downtown L.A. Anti-skyscraper sentiment has a long history in the city; voters passed a ballot initiative 21 years ago that created the country’s first annual limit on high-rise development and required the local government to make neighborhood character and small businesses two of its top planning priorities. To get around the height restrictions, city officials would have to rezone 25 blocks near the current downtown where much of the land is located on soft soil that is especially unstable during earthquakes. To overcome opposition, backers of the Transbay Tower and a pair of proposed 1,200-foot-tall buildings nearby that would also be among the nation’s 20-tallest buildings are playing the green card. They argue that concentrating so many jobs and apartments so close to mass transit would keep commuters from driving into the city and lessen the need for development elsewhere, a concept known as “eco-density.” “None of this is going to happen unless a majority of people in the community want it to happen,” Metcalf said. “My hope is that the environmental values of San Francisco will trump the conservatism of the city about change. And time will tell.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Lisa Leff THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO – The rivalry between Los Angeles and San Francisco permeates life in California, infiltrating debates on everything from sports and weather to cuisine and water consumption. When it comes to competing for the West Coast’s tallest building, though, few would expect this city to enter the fray, much less end up on top. Yet here in the land of earthquakes and cafe culture, plans are unfolding for not just the loftiest skyscraper on the coast, but the three highest high-rises west of the Mississippi River. All are part of a proposed downtown neighborhood to be built around a regional bus and train terminal – a Grand Central Station of the West – that is being promoted as an environmentally sensible magnet for development. “What it will mean for San Francisco to have its tallest building be the Transbay Terminal tower is a statement that our highest value is ecology,” said Gabriel Metcalf, executive director of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, a local public policy think tank. “It will be this exclamation mark saying the most important location in our city is the transit center.” Six years after many architects and urban planners predicted the indelible images of Sept. 11, 2001, would stifle Americans’ enthusiasm for iconic skyscrapers, San Francisco is not the only U.S. city where the landscape is moving up. Instead, fueled by high land costs, disenchantment with suburban sprawl and urban one-upmanship, the nation is experiencing its biggest high-rise construction boom in decades. From Miami and Las Vegas to Chicago and New York, buildings that would either eclipse or stand spire-to-spire with the 1,250-foot- tall Empire State Building are promising to reshape skylines. The 1,200-to-1,375-foot-tall tower that is supposed to help finance and attract riders to San Francisco’s new public transportation hub is one of 11 buildings nationwide either planned or under construction that, if completed, would make the list of the 20 tallest buildings in the United States. “Many people thought 9-11 would sound the death knell for tall buildings, and it’s been the opposite,” said Antony Wood, executive director of the Chicago- last_img


first_imgBy Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER Mark Edmunds had been swimming for 12 hours straight, crossing the Catalina Channel to Long Beach. About a mile from shore, his body temperature dropped and he went into cardiac arrest. Edmunds was pulled into the boat that was trailing him and taken to Little Company of Mary San Pedro Hospital. After performing CPR for an hour to no avail, exhausted nurses pulled in security guard Jose Cuervo to do chest compressions. Soon, they found a pulse. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“I kept going and the doc brought in the ultrasound and did an ultrasound with the screen right there, and I saw his heart start beating,” Cuervo recalled. “It was amazing.” The 41-year-old swimmer’s vitals slowly improved, and he finally warmed from his hypothermic state. Thanks to the hospital staff and the critical assistance from Cuervo, Edmunds left the hospital Sept.29, after a 19-day stay, and went home to Bethesda, Md., with his family. The impact of his recovery, which some are calling a miracle, will be felt at the hospital for a long time. Dr. David Mu oz, the emergency room doctor who treated Edmunds, recalled the swimmer’s terrible prognosis. “I don’t think anybody believed that he was going to make it out of it,” Mu oz said. “When he came in, he was blue.” Edmunds’ body temperature was 80degrees when he arrived at the hospital, and he had been without a pulse for 45 minutes. He also had a flat electroencephalogram, as if he were brain dead. However, doctors knew not to give up until his body was warm. “We proceeded to start warming him,” recalled emergency room nurse Joan Mostert-DiColla. “He just hung in there. I kept telling everybody, `He doesn’t want to die today.”‘ Nurses warmed Edmunds to get him out of a fatal arrhythmia, then let the room temperature warm him as his heart rhythm stabilized. “It was like a real team save because every person did what they were supposed to do,” said nurse Peggy O’Donnell, who was in the CPR line on the day Edmunds was admitted. Dr. Herb Webb, who treated Edmunds during his hospital stay, couldn’t get over the two-sided effect of Edmund’s hypothermia. “It’s what killed him but saved him,” Webb said. “The hypothermia caused him to have a fatal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation. But it also protected his brain from the injury of no oxygen.” Edmunds spent the next two weeks recovering from pneumonia and rhabdomyolysis, a potentially fatal condition in which skeletal muscles break down and which injured his kidneys. He will have to undergo dialysis at home in Maryland, but probably for only a few weeks, Webb said. Edmunds’ family, including his wife, Terri, and his father, Philip, said they were profoundly grateful to the hospital staff. “This is about the emergency room people not giving up, and then calling who they had to just to get the job done,” Edmunds said. “You wouldn’t think to call the security guard. It’s out-of-the-box thinking that kept me going.” The experienced long-distance swimmer, who had been participating in an event with a channel swimming organization, doesn’t have any more such events on his calendar yet and is still dealing with his near-death experience. “It’s kind of hard to comprehend that I literally was gone for that period of time and now I’m not,” he said. “It’s just hard to grasp.” “We believe in miracles,” Terri Edmunds said. Those who treated Edmunds all came away with different lessons. For O’Donnell, it was “don’t give up.” For Mu oz, it was “miracles happen.” For Webb, it was “everyone did their job.” Most importantly, they joked, their Jose Cuervo, who stands 6 feet 4 inches and weighs 295 pounds, is stronger than the tequila. “I ain’t no hero,” Cuervo insisted. “There’s a lot of people involved.” He admitted, however, that he gets emotional when thinking about how he helped save Edmunds’ life. “Aside from marrying my wife and having kids, this is it,” he said. “That was amazing.” Cuervo also said the event will not change how he does his job, which he took to give something back to the hospital after it had helped him. “I was in recovery here 13 years ago,” he explained. “So every day I come in, I try to do something for somebody … whether it’s go up and sit with a psych patient and talk to them, or go to the chemical dependency and talk to them. It’s rewarding.” rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

The 15 biggest transfer targets you must watch this summer at Euro 2016

first_img 15 15 15. Christian Benteke (Belgium and Liverpool) – Benteke endured a fairly miserable debut campaign at Anfield, leaving his future on Merseyside unclear. The striker has previously been linked with a move to West Ham, but shock reports from The Times now claim Chelsea are considering a bid. It’s stated Conte could turn to Benteke if a deal to bring Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge fails. 15 8. André Gomes (Portugal and Valencia) – Gomes’ stock has risen tremendously after an influential season for Valencia, and Manchester United have been impressed. New Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly planning a bid for the Portugal midfielder, and the Express claim Juan Mata could be involved in a swap deal. 14. Antoine Griezmann (France and Atletico Madrid) – It’s been another superb season from the Frenchman, whose value continues to rise. Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move over the past year, but it’s now being reported that Manchester United are interested. Jose Mourinho, according to ESPN, has his eyes on Griezmann. 13. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden) – Zlatan is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain from July 1 and his future hasn’t yet been confirmed. The Guardian have claimed Manchester United have agreed personal terms with the striker, while the Daily Mail report he will be allowed to leave Sweden’s training camp to complete his move to Old Trafford. 10. Grzegorz Krychowiak (Poland and Sevilla) – Krychowiak is another player reportedly on Jose Mourinho’s transfer wish list. The Sun claimed at the end of May that United had set aside £30m for the Sevilla midfielder. They could, though, face competition from Barcelona. 4. Radja Nainggolan (Belgium and Roma) – Nainggolan is expected to play a key role for Belgium this summer and one club whose scouts could be keeping a close eye on his performances is Chelsea. The player himself recently said, “Chelsea are keen to strengthen their squad and Conte is a manager who wanted to sign me before.” 15 1. Alvaro Morata (Spain and Juventus) – read all about the speculation on the striker’s future below, then click the arrow above to see the top 15 transfer targets on display at the Euro 2016 finals – Morata has been linked with a return to former club Real Madrid, with the La Liga giants reportedly considering activating the £23.6m buy-back clause written into his contract and selling him on for a higher fee. Arsenal have been credited with interest. 9. Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine and Dynamo Kyiv) – Yarmolenko is Ukraine’s star player and could be one to watch at the tournament. Arsenal were previously credited with interest but it seems Everton, according to ESPN, are leading the chase. AC Milan are understood to be considering a bid, too. 15 6. Paul Pogba (France and Juventus) – It wouldn’t be a transfer window without speculation over Pogba. The Frenchman has been linked to Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and former club United over the past two seasons, and interest remains high. United have allegedly tabled a £60m bid for his signature, The Sun reported, while City have too been linked with a move. 7. Leroy Sane (Germany and Schalke) – Sane was linked with a move to Manchester City and Liverpool in the winter window and reports have claimed both have continued to scout his performances. The 20-year-old is one of the most highly-rated young players in Europe and an impressive Euro 2016 campaign would only increase his value further. 15 15 5. Romelu Lukaku (Belgium and Everton) – Lukaku is said to want out of Goodison Park this summer and isn’t short of options. Chelsea and Manchester United are being credited with interest, though there could be problems over his reported £65m price tag. 15 3. N’Golo Kante (France and Leicester City) – Kante, the Daily Mirror claim, has a £20m release-clause written into his contract at Leicester, which has reportedly alerted Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain. His future remains unclear; particularly after the player himself said this: ‘For now, I have not taken a decision even if I have been made offers. It will be great to play in the Champions League. I will decide my future after the Euros.’ 2. Mario Gotze (Germany and Bayern Munich) – Gotze appeared to commit his future to Bayern at the end of May, voicing his excitement over playing under Carlo Ancelotti next season. This isn’t, however, likely to end speculation over his future and Liverpool continue to be linked with a move. It’s not all about the 2016 European Championship this summer.Transfer season is approaching and the tournament in France is the perfect platform for many to impress potential suitors.And with Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United all employing new managers, along with the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain looking to strengthen, plenty of players could catch the eye.But who are the most high-profile transfer targets that’ll be on show? talkSPORT has taken a look at 15 of the most in-demand players for England’s top flight – so check them out by viewing the slideshow above. 15 15 15 12. Robert Lewandowski (Poland and Bayern Munich) – Having scored 42 goals in all competitions last season, it’s inevitable interest in Lewandowski’s signature would be high. Real Madrid have been linked with a move in recent weeks, and despite any such move being rubbished by Bayern’s technical director Michael Reschke, a record bid isn’t beyond the realm of possibility. 11. Leonardo Bonucci (Italy and Juventus) – At the end of March, the defender rubbished interest from Chelsea, seemingly committing his future to Juve. This, though, hasn’t deterred speculation that Conte – also his international coach – will make a move for his signature this summer. 15 15 15 15last_img read more


first_imgDavid Gray on stage at An GriananHE told fans – jokingly of course – that he might call his next album The Incredible David Gray.But no-one among those lucky enough to see him at An Grianan last night would argue one bit if he did.The English singer with a soft spot for Ireland (and we’ve one for him), brought his intimate gig tour to Co Donegal. And delivered a mesmerising performance.Gray apologised at the start by saying he was going to try out a few songs he’d written recently and which will appear on his next album.But he needn’t have apologised; every song old and new was beautifully delivered with his own unique voice and his own unique style.He opened with ‘Gulls’ and if that’s the calibre of his next collection, then it will be worth waiting for. ‘Skellig’ was equally impressive. Accompanied by a backing ban which included singer Lisa O’Neill (as well as a cellist) Gray went on to deliver a set which left his audience completely satisfied at the end, with some of the best numbers from his ground-breaking White Ladder album including ‘Sail Away’ thrown in for good measure.A superb performance from Gray – and a rare opportunity for fans to get so up close to one of ‘our’ greatest ever singer/songwriters.Get that album out soon David. THE INCREDIBLE DAVID GRAY THRILLS DONEGAL FANS was last modified: December 3rd, 2013 by John2Share 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:THE INCREDIBLE DAVID GRAY THRILLS DONEGAL FANSlast_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: The running season is officially upon us.As the days get longer and the weather gets (a bit) better, you will see countless runners, walkers and joggers out on the roads, putting the miles in.You will pass solo runners, groups of joggers and people out walking for health and some weight loss. There are numerous “Couch to 5K” groups that are a great way for beginners to get active and take up a bit of running.In an article during the week, top physiotherapist Gerard Hartmann warned that;“Running on hard surfaces is brutal on the body: it leads to multiple injuries such as shin splints, patella tendonitis, stress fractures, lower back damage and disc problems.” He advised people to do;“80% of your running on grass. I can’t overestimate the damage on your body that running on hard surfaces causes.” This is not to say that he doesn’t want people out running. He simply believes that people take on too much too quickly and that their bodies are not able for the amount of impact that they are subjected to.With each foot strike you are putting 3 times your body weight through your joints, which is 30stone for a 10 stone person.If you are running downhill this increases to 7 times your bodyweight.For someone who is not an experienced runner this is a huge amount of impact, especially if they have been inactive up until taking up jogging or running.I actually covered a similar topic in an article from last year called; ‘Weight loss, to run or not to run’ The link is below if you would like to have a read. also said many runners are making the error of not conditioning their bodies to be fit for running.Running is free, convenient and it needs no equipment, so it’s hugely popular. “It is exhilarating to be out running in the open air, and some people get ‘runner’s high’, which is a sense of euphoria after bouts of long running.“There is a great cardiovascular benefit, and runners are aerobically fit, but overdoing it is extremely bad for your body.”Hartmann’s emphasises that people have to condition their bodies to be fit for running.The old adage that ‘If you want to be a better runner, you have to run more’ is outdated and the importance of core strength, flexibility and total body strength is of huge importance to, not only recreational runners, but to runners of all levels.“They might run for hours but ask them to do a simple plank exercise, and they fall flat on their faces. Building up core strength is crucial.”“I advise maybe 40 minutes of jogging a week, two hours of strength and conditioning circuit training and a yoga class or at least 15 minutes of stretching every week.”“When you combine this with someone who doesn’t do any flexibility training and doesn’t do any strength exercising, then you are looking at guaranteed injuries.” You might ask what experience Hartmann has that he can make such bold statements regarding jogging and running.As it turns out, he has huge experience; Hartmann has treated 61 Olympic medal winners and 47 world champions.He has worked with Sonia O’Sullivan and Paula Radcliffe, Australian 400-metre champion Cathy Freeman, Kenyan Khalid Kanouchi, as well as Colin Jackson and Linford Christie.So it is safe to say that he might know a thing or two about running injuries.Personally, I have worked with runners preparing for everything up to half marathons.I work on getting them stronger, more stable and improving their core strength and I have yet to see any downside to having this alongside a structured running training program. Clients have actually improved their run times.What is the take home message form this?Is the advice to stop jogging and running?No.The main advice is to walk before you run.Get yourself stronger, more flexible and give your joints a break by doing frequent runs on softer, grass based surfaces.Build yourself up to longer events like marathons and give yourself plenty of time to prepare for them.Most of all stay fit and stay healthy and always #TrainSmart.To keep up to date with fitness and nutrition tips, be sure to follow me through the link below. RUSHE: ARE YOU RUNNING YOUR WAY TO AN INJURY? was last modified: June 29th, 2015 by John2Share 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:emmet rusemmet rushfitness columnInjuryRunninglast_img read more


first_imgFinn Valley’s Tori Pena raised the Irish pole vault record to 4-52 m at the San Diego Triton Invitational Saturday.This is the 2nd time the London bound athlete has gone over the Olympic Qualifying mark of 4-50m.Commenting afterwards she remarked: “Lots of things are coming together. “I am very pleased and certainly 4-60m is doable this season.” TORI RAISES THE BAR AGAIN FOR OLYMPIC CHALLENGE was last modified: April 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:TORI RAISES THE BAR AGAIN FOR OLYMPIC CHALLENGElast_img read more


first_imgNatasha Adams from Lifford AC  won the Donegal Athletic Board’s Master Cross Country Championship today.Castlefinn was the venue for the race which was run in perfect conditions.The following is a list of the entrants and their times. Pos. No. First Name Surname Club Time1 381 Natasha Adams Lifford A.C. 10.502 373 Catroina Devine Finn Valey A.C. 11.183 380 Noleen Porter Finn Valey A.C. 11.28 4 372 Kay Byrne Finn Valey A.C. 11.315 375 Dona Evans Finn Valey A.C. 11.336 376 Helen Stockdale Finn Valey A.C. 11.417 361 Ita Boyle Rosses A.C. 12.008 362 Eimear Mc Gee Rosses A.C. 12.04 9 378 Catherine Brogan Finn Valey A.C. 12.2010 371 Irene Mc Fadden Letterkenny A.C. 12.2811 383 Tracey Harley Inishowen A.C. 12.3012 366 Noreen Mc Gee Rosses A.C. 12.34 13 377 Marie Harper Finn Valey A.C. 12.3514 374 Noreen Bonner Finn Valey A.C. 12.5315 368 Dara Dunne Letterkenny A.C. 13.0016 382 Henreita Elves Inishowen A.C. 13.1317 388 Ruth Doherty Inishowen A.C. 13.2118 370 Fin Begley Letterkenny A.C. 13.3319 395 Amanda Barr Lifford A.C. 13.3920 369 Marrian Kerr Letterkenny A.C. 13.3921 384 Breege Collins Inishowen A.C. 13.4422 386 Johanne Mc Clogan Inishowen A.C. 14.0023 367 Pat Mc Kenna Letterkenny A.C. 14.1424 391 Sharon Carlin Lifford A.C. 14.1925 392 Ursla Coyle Lifford A.C. 14.2226 379 Gloria Donaghey Finn Valey A.C. 14.2827 390 Andrea Mc Gavigan Lifford A.C. 14.4328 385 Joanne Whoriskey Inishowen A.C. 15.1129 363 Maureen Doherty Rosses A.C. 15.1430 389 Isobel Bresslin Lifford A.C. 15.2331 387 Sonia Lynch Inishowen A.C. 15.3532 365 Sinead Diver Rosses A.C. 15.4133 393 Roisin Friel Mc Ginnley Lifford A.C. 15.5934 396 Orla Moore Lifford A.C. 16.0935 364 Brid Doherty Rosses A.C. 17.21ATHLETICS – LIFFORD AC’S ADAMS WINS MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY was last modified: October 13th, 2013 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)Tags:Donegal Cross CountryLIfford ACNatasha Adamslast_img read more

Bradley Edges Men’s Soccer, 1-0

first_img Live Stats Preview Loyola 10/7/2017 – 3:30 PM Full Schedule Roster “Frustrated and really difficult result to accept tonight,” said head coach Gareth Smith. “We dominated the match and created 19 chances which is enough to win any game we have played this year. The buildup play and attacking creativity was very pleasing, but we need to convert chances if we want to win conference games. Execution is key and today we didn’t take chances and they did. That was the difference.” PEORIA, Ill. – Bradley edged the Drake University men’s soccer team, 1-0, in Missouri Valley Conference action on Saturday evening at Shea Stadium.center_img Bradley (7-3-1, 2-0-1 MVC) scored the winner in the 19th minute (19:16) as Drake (3-8-0, 0-3-0 MVC) had 19 shots, including six on goal, but couldn’t crack the scoreboard. Roman Schindler had the Braves’ goal as he played a rebound from six yards out that Bulldogs’ goalkeeper Caden McCullough (Evansville, Ind.) couldn’t stop. Juniors Nic Jaimes (Olathe, Kan.) and Aleksi Tuominen (Helsinki, Finland) led the Bulldogs with four shots each. Jaimes recorded a pair of shots on goal. Senior Gabe Edel (Greenwood, Ind.) tallied two shots on goal off the bench. Drake returns home to the Cownie Soccer Complex to host Loyola on Oct. 7. The match with the Ramblers will start at 7 p.m. and be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3.Print Friendly Version Next Game:last_img read more

Breaking: Man arrested and €70,000 of drugs recovered in Garda raid

first_imgGardai have made a major drugs-bust in the Drumkeen area.More than €70,000 worth of drugs was recovered in the raid.The drugs haul included MDMA worth €40,000, cocaine to the value of €22,000 and cannabis worth €8,000. One man in his 20s was arrested and detained for questioning.A Garda spokesman said their investigations into the raid is ongoing.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan said “This is a very significant seizure by the Drug Unit in Letterkenny. It highlights the type of drugs which are available in the community.“We are urging the public to report any suspicious activity to An Garda Siochana if they suspect any persons to be involved in or premises being used for the sale and supply of drugs.” Breaking: Man arrested and €70,000 of drugs recovered in Garda raid was last modified: February 21st, 2018 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) Tags:drugsDrumkeenGardairaidlast_img read more

Godless: Is Psychiatry Science or Religion?

first_img“Ever since Freud described religious faith as an illusion and a neurosis there has been tension and at times hostility between religion and psychiatry,” reported EurekAlert.  “Psychiatrists are less religious on average than other physicians, according to previously published data from the same survey, and non-psychiatrist physicians who are religious are less willing to refer their patients to psychiatrists.”    This does not mean psychiatrists are hostile toward the religion of their clients.  In fact, they seem more interested in discussing it with clients than other medical doctors.  Many are also changing from linking religion with mental illness, the study says.  Some are even finding religious behaviors beneficial to clients’ mental health.  Medical doctors, by contrast, are far more likely to be religious themselves and view religion as important to their patients, according to an earlier survey by Brandeis University published on EurekAlert 11/14/2007, “A dose of God may help medicine.”    The statistics about psychiatrists come from a survey published in the December issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry.  Farr Curlin, MD, associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, thinks the gap between religion and psychiatry is narrowing.  “In aggregate,” he said, “although psychiatrists may not agree with the claims of religion, they often witness its powerful effects on patients’ mental health, both for good and for ill.”Studies like this border on the meaningless.  To lump Scientology, animism and Christianity into one bin called “religion” almost guarantees that any conclusions will be invalid from the start.  It would be like trying to discuss anything meaningful about politics after lumping Democrats, Republicans, communists, fascists and anarchists into one group.    Psychiatrists are psychologists with medical degrees.  That gives them one leg up from psychologists, a sorry lot within “science” if there ever was one.  The one who needed his head examined was Freud.  He pulled science down a blind alley as much as Mesmer did.  Psychiatry has value only in so far as it diagnoses purely medical conditions that have a physical basis.  When it tries to explain the “psychological” cause of your problems, and prescribe a drug to cover up the consequences of your sinful behavior, save your money and go to a good church.    The only take-home lesson from this article is the bias of the pseudoscience of psychiatry against religion based on its Freudian roots – and Freud was a Darwin-loving apostate.  Psychiatrists have since evolved from calling religion a mental illness to calling it an evolved behavior that seems to confer some fitness benefits.  In other words, religion is still superstition in their view, but might be more healthy than they supposed.  How come no preachers or theologians were consulted to give their views on this subject?  While psychiatrists call preachers deluded or mentally ill, the preachers can turn around and call the psychiatrists sinners and spiritual counterfeits who proclaim false teachings as science falsely so called.  Whom can you trust?    Don’t think for a minute it’s the psychiatrists.  Their anti-religious views cannot possibly be true, because they are self-refuting.  If they wish to restrict all behaviors to physical causes, they must include their own beliefs about psychiatry and religion.  This makes the teachings of psychiatry nothing more than chemical reactions in a physical brain.  Who could say their chemical reactions are like yours or mine?  Who could possibly know that their reactions are more valid than anyone else’s, without reference to some external standard of truth that is universal, timeless and certain?  Their belief system dissolves into the sea of irrationality, and is therefore untrustworthy by definition.  Trust the source that alone is universal, timeless and certain: your Creator.  Only He knows the truth about the creatures He made.  Thank Him that he has provided his sentient beings with an operator’s manual for mental and spiritual health.  Learn it, study it, and when you still need help, go to those who make it their life work to rightly apply the word of truth.(Visited 59 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more