Premier clubs ask for five changes and play without VAR to end the season

first_imgThe Premier, like LaLiga, intends to end its competition this season despite the coronavirus pandemic. In this sense, the plans are to play, when possible, the remainder of the competition behind closed doors, if there is no other possibility. The English Federation works on a security protocol for when the time comes, but footballers have many doubts. The first of these is physical. If the season has to be ended by playing several games per week, there is the added risk of injury more frequently due to the break that will not allow completing a previous work phase. “Many can end up in the infirmary if we have to play every other day,” says De Bruyne, the City star. The players press and, according to the Mirror, they have put on the table requests if there is a lightning season finale to play. One would be to accept five substitutions per game to dose that overstrain due to tight dates and multiple games per week. It has been transferred to the Association of Premier Managers, who will present it to the managers of the competition tomorrow at a meeting. Another proposal is to cancel the use of the VAR, in this case to respect the distancing rules that would be dictated by the security protocol that is drawn up, starting with the people who gather in the control room.last_img read more

Rohee slams WPA members for betraying Walter Rodney

first_imgPeople’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee believes certain executive members of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) such as Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, David Hinds, Dr Clive Thomas and Dr Maurice Odle have lost all right to speak glowingly about Dr Walter Rodney.In observation of the 36th anniversary of the assassination of Dr Rodney on Monday, Rohee strongly criticised those persons for betraying his legacy by now being staunch affiliates of the People’s National Congress-led A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government.“Those who shamefully pretend to be Rodney worshippers and admirers must be exposed for what they are; no more than a cabal ofDr Walter Rodneypretenders and hypocrites who have long betrayed Dr Rodney’s legacies, having sold themselves like Judases for handsome monetary rewards and perks handed to them by those who have Rodney’s blood on their hands,” Rohee declared during his weekly press conference at Freedom House.The politician discredited the messages those individuals released in memory of Dr Rodney in observance of this day. According to Rohee, their “high sounding” messages are nothing but duplicitous.In this regard, he posited that the best way to commemorate Dr Rodney’s death anniversary would be for the government to lay the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report in the National Assembly for debate.“The PPP supports the findings in the Report and will reject any attempt to either water-down the recommendations or denigrate those who contributed to the Commission’s work,” he stated.PPP Chief Whip Gail Teixeira had signalled her intentions to lay a motion in the National Assembly for there to be a debate on the report’s findings and for the House to adapt the recommendations made in the report in an effort to prevent any future recurrence of what took place when Dr Rodney was murdered.The recent CoI report confirmed the long-held belief that the PNC government was the mastermind of the assassination of Dr Rodney.Government officials however have since contended that the findings of the report are severely flawed.President David Granger and Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams have both discredited the findings, indicating that there was some agenda to target the People’s National Congress (PNC).last_img read more

Caricom leaders hold wide-ranging discussions with US Vice President

first_imgCaribbean Community (Caricom) leaders met with United States Vice President Mike Pence on the margins of the final day of the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru.Caricom Heads of State and delegation meeting with members of the US CongressSecond Vice President and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge told the Department of Public Information (DPI), following the meeting, that Caribbean leaders “took advantage” of the opportunity to dialogue with Vice President Pence.“It was a good opportunity to at least exchange ideas at practically the highest level in the United States,” Minister Greenidge said. Greenidge noted Vice President Pence confirmed that the US remained interested in the Caribbean and Latin America.During the meeting, the Caricom Heads of State and delegations also had discussions with the Vice President’s team, including the new Head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).“It was a wide-ranging discussion. The Caribbean raised many of the problems they would have raised before, but also looked at an ongoing framework of cooperation with the US and setting a scene for the types of discussions that may arise,” Minister Greenidge explained.The discussions, in relation to Guyanese concerns, were along the lines of migration and crime and security. “We share, of course, some of the other things the Caribbean would normally have,” Minister Greenidge added.These include resilience, the problem of de-risking and the disappearance of correspondent banking. The regional leaders also raised concerns over the rigid formulation and enforcement of rules without reference to the so-called collateral damage that they may pose, especially on small States, Minister Greenidge noted.The Caribbean Region is considered the “third border” for the United States. The US State Department notes that the US’s Caribbean 2020 multi-year strategy seeks to engage the Caribbean Region “in the areas of security, diplomacy, prosperity, energy, education, and health”. This will be coordinated by the State Department and USAID.Following the meeting with Vice President Pence, the Caricom leaders were also engaged by several members of the US Congress.The Caricom Heads of State and delegations were participating in the eight Summit of the Americas, which was hosted by the Organisation of the American States under the theme “Democratic Governance against Corruption”.World leaders from the Caribbean, Latin America, the US and Canada adopted the Lima Commitment in line with the theme and have pledged to do more to eradicate corruption in public office.last_img read more

Community leaders trained to accept diversity

first_imgCommunity leaders in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) are being trained to work with and have an appreciation for diversity.A two-day unity and diversity workshop opened at the Chambers of the New Amsterdam Mayor and Town Council on Wednesday with the aim of fostering cohesive environments in which diverse people can have healthy and professional interactions in spite of their differences.The workshop, which was organised by the Social Cohesion Department, targeted community leaders across the region. It aims at promoting better understanding of how an appreciation of diversity can contribute to strong societies.Persons are being provided with the skills that promote healthy interaction even in the face of ethnic, cultural and other differences. It is hoped that participants will be made aware of how personal bias impacts social interactions.The lead trainer, Will Campbell, who is a lecturer at the University of Guyana and a psychologist, told this publication that the purpose is to have leaders aware of the fact that “we have inherent biases and prejudices in our community as individuals”.“We want to look at how we are different but more importantly, how are alike and how we can use those differences and that diversity as a strength than a weakness. We want to look at how we are similar and how we can use those similarities to bridge gaps, work together [in] our communities for improvement.”According to Campbell, persons are being examined as individuals.“At the end of this, we want persons to be able to go back to their communities and look past their differences and work with people who they may not have ordinary not have ordinarily worked with before because they were perceived to be different. We want persons to be able to reach across political divides, political differences and ethnic differences. We want persons to be able to have a different mindset towards diversity and at the end of this we are hoping the persons will find strength in diversity rather than continuing to see our differences as a means of dividing us,” Campbell said.According to the psychologist, in many communities, leaders separate themselves and deny themselves the opportunities to interact with persons who are different but who can still contribute.Many, he added, gravitate towards those that are similar to them in ideology and religion, thus, excluding persons that they perceive to be different and, in the process, forgetting that those persons can contribute value to what they are trying to do in our communities.“If we can bridge those gaps, then we get more people to contribute, more people to work towards community development and we will have a more united community, hence, stronger [a] nation,” Campbell related.Some of the participants at the workshoplast_img read more

Local pharmaceutical manufacturer wants Excise Tax removed

first_imgIncreased tariff on neutral spiritsLocal manufacturing companies involved in the production of pharmaceutical products are contending thatTwins Manufacturing Chemiststhe law does not require them to make an Excise Tax payment on the purchase of alcohol and are therefore demanding the removal of the burdensome tariff on their purchases.The tax should only be applied to alcohol that is consumed and is commonly known as a “sin tax”.Twins Manufacturing Chemists, which has been in existence for over 60 years, explained that the Excise Tax Act 2005 is only applicable to local manufacturers involved in the production of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products or petroleum products and not pharmaceutical products.“People who are not manufacturing spirits and other alcoholic products, the category Twins and NEW GPC falls into, they are not using these alcohols to make spirits and alcoholic beverages, we are using it to make medicine, we should not have to a pay the Excise Tax, that is our position on the whole matter,” Shafeez Ferouze of Twins Manufacturing stated.According to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) website, Excise Tax is charged on the following items: alcoholic beverages; tobacco products; petroleum products; and motor vehicles.Ram and McRae’s Value Added Tax and Excise Tax handbook also explains that the principal classes of goods on which the Excise Tax is payable are alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, petroleum products, and new and used vehicles.Local manufacturers are now bearing the brunt of an onerous 40 to 65 per cent increase in the Excise Tax on the purchase of alcohol.Last year, several manufacturing companies expressed concerns over the alarmingly high Excise Tax charged on the alcohol they would usually purchase from Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and had consequently requested the Government’s intervention to alleviate the burden plaguing the local manufacturing sector.Instead of getting relief from paying the 40 per cent in Excise Tax, manufactures now have to pay an incredulous 65 per cent in Excise Tax for the neutral spirits they buy locally for use in the production of their goods and services.The alcohol purchased by manufacturers is referred to as extra-neutral alcohol or neutral spirits and is measured in Litres of Pure Alcohol (LPA). At the purchase strength of 96 per cent alcohol v/v (volume-volume percentage), it is considered only suitable for industrial use or further processing.Twins Manufacturing Chemists explained to Guyana Times that since the implementation of the Excise Tax, they have been lobbying but to no avail for relief, or at the very least, an explanation for the inconsistency with what is stipulated in the Act and what is being practiced.“Since 2007, we’ve been behind this… the issue is the Excise Tax, it ought to be removed for local manufacturers who are not producing alcoholic beverages,” Feroze said, noting that they never received a single response.With the current Administration, he lamented that instead of correcting the error, they have decided to raise the Excise Tax.“Instead of reviewing and removing, they (the Government) are increasing and imposing the Excise Tax,” he stated.He noted that if the manufacturing companies continue to pay the whopping Excise Tax on the purchase of the alcohol, then it will only be a matter of time before the costs are passed down to the consumers.Strangely, it is exceedingly cheaper to import the same product from Trinidad and Tobago because both the Excise Tax and Value Added Tax are waived by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) under the existing tax legislation as incentives for local manufacturing. But importation has to be done in bulk and this poses another cluster of challenges to local manufacturers.Therefore, any local businesses desirous of using alcohol as a raw material will have to endure the onerous tax locally or import foreign alcohol – an alternative that is coincidentally inimical to the interests of another local manufacturer and the Guyanese economy.last_img read more

Guardiola hails City’s magnificent seven

first_imgIt was the first time City had scored that many in a league match since defeating Norwich 7-0 in November 2013, with Gabriel Jesus scoring twice, and further goals from Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Fernandinho, Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva.Victory put City two points clear at the top of the Premier League, and left Guardiola struggling to find fault, although he was disappointed that his side conceded goals either side of half-time, with Stoke’s first from Mame Biram Diouf, and the second a Kyle Walker own goal.“You can always do better but I cannot deny that today was the best performance since I arrived here. We played a good 45 minutes, and maybe more than that,” he said.“Except for two actions which we have to learn more about, we produced a really good performance from everybody.“After the international break, it can be a bit complicated, but we did really well. So we played quick because we played simple.“Everybody helped to give us an extra pass, and after the quality for the people in the middle, our wingers and strikers made the difference.“I’m very pleased because we won, and especially with the way we won.”De Bruyne’s performance was complimented by both Guardiola and Stoke manager Mark Hughes, who described the Belgium midfielder as the best player currently in the Premier League.– Aggressive –“Kevin didn’t score today, but he is a guy who is so dynamic. He understands the game. Normally, that kind of player doesn’t do the actions to be aggressive, win the ball, and make the right pass and the right tempo,” he said.“After that, when he has the ball in the positions close to the area, the wingers, strikers and attacking midfielders move because they know the ball is coming.“He’s a talented player, and he produced a good performance today.”Hughes was disappointed with his team’s defending, particularly in the first half, but did find time to express his admiration for De Bruyne.“This result isn’t going to define our season. We came up against an exceptional City side and we’ve been found wanting, in terms of physicality and the ability to get close to them,” he said.“They’ve got genuine world-class players within their ranks. Kevin De Bruyne is head and shoulders above any player in the Premier League in my view, given the level of performance and the way he can dictate and affect the game.”Hughes defended his decision to give a debut to 18-year-old right-back Tom Edwards, who endured a torrid afternoon against Sane, although he did create Stoke’s second goal before an ankle injury forced him off.“We didn’t have too many options,” said Hughes. “He was due to play. He’s deserved his chance.“If he hadn’t got an injury in pre-season, he would have played before now, because that’s how well he was doing.“It’s unfortunate for him, but it’s a learning experience, not only for him, but for everybody today. He’ll be better for it.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring their fourth goal during the English Premier League match against Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, on October 14, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 14 – Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City produced the best performance of his reign in their swaggering 7-2 thrashing of Stoke City on Saturday.Kevin De Bruyne was outstanding, producing two assists and playing a part in three more goals as City scored seven goals for the first time since Guardiola took charge in July 2016.last_img read more

LVG says striker will remain at Man United until December

first_img1 James Wilson Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will not consider sending James Wilson on loan until December.Wilson is rated highly by United coaching staff but has not been handed any opportunities to impress this season.Having not been part of the squad to face Ipswich Town in the League Cup in midweek, there has been speculation that the 19-year-old could be heading out of Old Trafford temporarily.But Van Gaal told reporters on Friday he has doubts about loaning the England Under-21 and will keep Wilson at United for a few more months before deciding what to do with the youngster.“I have talked with him and I think we wait until December,” said the Dutchman.“I think he needs to play but Manchester United’s interests are always higher than individual interests, so I have doubts to let him go.“And maybe we have to wait until December that we know how it is with our club, (if) we are succeeding in the Champions League, the Capital One Cup, because maybe he shall receive minutes off me because I have to rotate.“You have seen what I have done against Ipswich Town. It can be done also in the other matches, so I have talked with him and I think that we wait until December.”last_img read more

Presley reclaims No. 1 spot on Forbes’ list of top-earning dead celebrities, Lennon is No. 2

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Forbes said the celebrities on the list, posted Monday, earned a combined $232 million in the past 12 months. NEW YORK – Elvis Presley is still the King. Presley, who earned an estimated $49 million in the past 12 months, has reclaimed the No. 1 spot on Forbes.com’s list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities. He last topped the list in 2005. John Lennon ranks second with earnings of $44 million, followed by Charles M. Schulz ($35 million), George Harrison ($22 million), Albert Einstein ($18 million), Andy Warhol ($15 million), Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) ($13 million), Tupac Shakur ($9 million), Marilyn Monroe ($7 million), Steve McQueen ($6 million), James Brown ($5 million), Bob Marley ($4 million) and James Dean ($3.5 million). Presley died in 1977. His estate continues to generate millions from music royalties, DVDs, licensing deals and tourism at Graceland, the rocker’s mansion in Memphis, Tenn. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH BRID CLUB NOTES

first_imgOur reserves took on Glenfin on Saturday evening last at Pairc Naomh Brid. Playing against a stiff breeze the lads put up a great fight in the first 20 minutes but two quick Glenfin goals left them in control at the break 2-8 to 0-3.The lads tagged on a number of points to cut the deficit at the beginning of the second half but Glenfin managed to tag on a few points of their own to keep themselves ahead. In what was an entertaining game of football, Glenfin emerged victorious on a scoreline on 2-13 to 0-9.A defibrillator course will take place in the Community Centre, Ballintra on Monday 18th June at 7pm for any persons who wish to take part. The cost of the course is €60. The club are currently trying to compile a collection of old photos and articles etc. of club teams. Could any persons who are willing to give some articles and photos to be copied get in contact with Martin O’Malley regarding this. GAA NEWS: NAOMH BRID CLUB NOTES was last modified: June 12th, 2012 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:NAOMH BRID CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

DONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueReports Watson Hire Division OneCurragh Athletic 1 Keadue Rovers 3Keadue Rovers collected all three points by beating Curragh in Killygordon on Wednesday night. Keadue went one up after eleven minutes when John Boyle scored. Curragh equalised on fifty two minutes when Colm Melaugh scored but the visitors scored again on seventy and eighty five minutes both coming from Conor Green. The home side had some good chances throughout, twice through one on one and also saw Calvin Bradley hit the crossbar. Referee: John Coyle. CT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United 4 Eany Celtic 0Ballybofey United ended their season on a high as they defeated a very youthful Eany Celtic side at the Finn Valley Complex on Friday night. Damien Glackin opened the scoring for the hosts early in the game and he put them two ahead early in the second half as he pushed the ball past a defender and outpaced everyone before poking the ball past the outrushing goalkeeper. Ballybofey made a number of changes at this stage to give the substitutes a run in the final game of the season. Of these Christopher Mc Brearty look the most likely to add to the scoreline however it was reserve goalkeeper PJ Browne who got his name on the scoresheet when he turned a defender at shot home from close range. Right back Aaron Mc Auley then had license to venture forward with the result safe. The venture proved fruitful as he received the ball twenty five yards from goal. He calmly composed himself before picking his spot and curling an unstoppable shot to the top right hand corner of the Eany net. Eany’s young players never stopped playing and are to be commended for their efforts. Ballybofey will look back on a season where a bit more consistency could have produced some reward however they will be hopeful for next season. Referee: Con Mc LaughlinBonagee United 4 Letterbarrow Celtic 0Noel O’ Donnell opened the scoring on twelve minutes when he shot home from fifteen yards after a good through ball from Larry Maguire. O’ Donnell made it two for the home team on twenty minutes. Letterbarrow had a few strikes on goal but nothing to bother the home keeper. Bonagee got their third on the hour when Peter Mc Namee was put through by Patton and he beat the keeper to the ball on the edge of the box and shot home. Mark Hunter got the final goal of the game on eighty minutes after he broke down the right, played a one two with Patton, and his strike from inside the box went in off the far post. Team efforts by both sides. Referee: Mickey Mulhern.Old Orchard Saturday Division OneCastlefin Celtic Reserves 1 Donegal Town Reserves 1 Castlefin started the brighter with good strikes from Thomas Devlin and Brian Dooher bringing good saves from the Donegal keeper. Castlefin broke the deadlock on 11th minute when Gavin Mc Nulty set up Matthew O’Rourke who chipped the keeper from 35 yards into top corner. Donegal town could have equalised on the stroke of half time when they hit the bar. Donegal piled on the pressure in the second half and were rewarded with an equaliser in the 50th minute. A mix up in the Castlefin defence and Donegal’s David Bustard was on hand to slip the ball into an open net. Both teams looked for a winner in a good battling game but were unable to create any clear cut chances. Referee: Seamus Mc Crory. Best for Castlefin: Matthew O’Rourke and Chris Bryson. Best for Donegal: Team performanceErne Wanderers 4 Fintown Harps AFC 0Erne Wanderers hosted Fintown Harps on Saturday at the Lakeside Centre in windy conditions. Eamonn Cleary headed home in the second minute to open the scoring. Harps travelled with the bear minimum and struggled all afternoon to get anything going in Wanderers’ half of the pitch. The second came on twenty minutes when Liam Travers found the net from all of twenty five yards with a sublime shot. His afternoon ended prematurely when he deservedly got his marching orders with two bookings in thirty seconds on thirty two minutes. This didn’t stop Wanderers and they still created numerous chances but converted none. Harps were dealt a blow five minutes into the second half when they lost a player through injury and with no subs the numbers were evened up and Erne cruised home with further goals from an Alan Russell free kick and a poacher’s effort from Mark Dorrian. Best for Erne were Cleary and David Dorrian while Harps battled gamely. Referee: Andrew Mullin.Glenea United Reserves 3 Orchard F.C. 3 In bright but windy conditions, it was the home side that started the strongest and went into an early two goal lead with both efforts coming from Aodhan Ferry. His first came from a close range finish on 10 minutes and the 2nd goal was a fine chip form 25 yards out on 15 minutes. Glenea continued to press for further goals but failed to convert a number of chances that came their way. The home side were made to pay on 40 minutes when a miss hit free- kick from Orchard found it’s way to Charles Mc Laughlin in the box and he slotted home. In the 2nd half both teams were finding it tough to create any clear cut chances but the game changed on two decisions, on 75 minutes Glenea were denied a penalty when the Orchard centre half made the best save of the game to deny a goal bound shot and two minutes later Orchard were awarded a penalty for a foul and Niall Bonner converted. Orchard took the lead on 83 minutes when Niall Bonner scored with a shot from the edge of the box after the home side had failed to clear a corner. Glenea got a deserved equaliser on 90 minutes when Padraig McGee’s free-kick found the top corner. Best for Glenea were Neil Mc Geever, Martin Magiure and Aodhan Ferry, while Niall Bonner was best for Orchard. Referee: Martin Coll.Glenree United Reserves 0 St. Catherines Reserves 1St. Catherines came out on top in a close affair in Glenree Park. Both teams started well with the home side creating the better opportunities but failing to convert. Paul Mc Closkey beat the Glenree keeper from outside the box on 35 minutes and this proved the winner. In the second half Glenree pushed for the equaliser but could not beat the St Catherines keeper.Good team performances by both teamsArranmore United 0 Glencar Celtic 0Arranmore held League leaders Glencar to a goalless draw on the Island. The home team’s defence had to be at their brilliant best as they offered up no clear cut chances to the pace setters. Sean Conlon came close for the Islanders in the 1st half and Martin Proctor almost popped up with a stunner with ten minutes to go as he picked up the ball on the halfway line and ran the length of the opposition half beating two men but his powerful shot was well saved. Glencar had a chance to win it in injury time but they blazed a free kick from the edge of the box over the bar. Team performances from both sidesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCranford United Reserves 2 Strand Rovers 3This game was played in Cranford Park in perfect conditions. Strand started the better and were rewarded after 20 minutes when they took the lead from a well taken free kick. They went two up 10 minutes later, after a scramble in the box their number 10 tapped in. Cranford had a few half chances but nothing clear cut before half time. In the second half Cranford came out fighting and nearly scored but were pegged back after a great chip from the strand number 9. Cranford replied straight away through Paddy Mc Geever who finished well to the corner of the net. And they made it 3-2 through Naoise Cullen. Cranford pushed on for an equaliser but it wasn’t to be after a great Cullen effort in the last minute hit the bar. Team performance from both sides.Ramelton Mariners 0 Tullyvinney Rovers 4A glorious day in Crossroads Park saw Rovers avenge their defeat to Mariners in Kerrykeel by the same scoreline earlier in the season. In truth, it could, and maybe should have been much more for the home side but with all the damage done in the first half a lacklustre second half performance and numerous chances missed kept the score respectable. A first half hat-trick from Joel Cromie, the pick of his goals being a superbly worked team goal with slick passing right from one end of the field to the other, capped off by a sweetly struck volley from Cromie on the edge of the area. The other of Rovers four first half goals came via the in-form Matthew Grant, with his second in as many games. The big striker finishing from 8 yards after more good passing from the home team.The second half saw Mariners come back into the game and to their credit displayed some good passing on a good surface which saw them frustrate Tullyvinney but they just couldn’t cut open a Rovers’ defence. An excellent first half team performance from Tullyvinney guaranteed the three points, while best for a battling Mariners was Darren Connor. Referee: Mick LaganDrumbar F.C. 2 Curragh Athletic Reserves 3Curragh went 2-0 up through mistakes from the home team before Drumbar got one back to make it 2-1. It came after an excellent run in from the wing by Ray Balogun and an excellent cross for Ciaran Nixon to finish low and hard into the bottom corner. Curragh then went 3-1 up after a goalkeeping error. Ray Balogun scored an excellent volley, giving the keeper no chance, to get the score back to 3-2. Drumbar felt they should have had a penalty at the end but it wasn’t given so the match ended 3-2. Best for Drumbar were Ray Balogun and Aidan Cassidy. Curragh Athletics young left back and centre back were best on the day.Sunday ReportsBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionSt. Catherines 1 Milford United 1On a gloriously sunny Saturday evening at Emerald Park, Killybegs, St. Catherines ran on to their home turf through a Guard of Honour formed by the players of Milford United. The local side had already secured the Donegal Junior League Premier Division Title and were to receive their Trophy after Saturday evening’s match. What happened between the First and Final Whistles would not have made a neutral without knowledge any the wiser.This game was played in a very sporting manner however neither team gave or asked for an inch. Both sides were on either end of some crisp tackling as the teams played out their own agendas. For their part St. Catherines wanted to go through their League programme undefeated. Languishing anxiously close to the relegation zone Milford needed something to keep their attempts at avoiding the drop on track. At the end both achieved their targets as goals from Jason Noctor and Mark Flood saw the spoils divided. The result however was somewhat overshadowed by the after match celebrations, and fairly so, as the men, women and children of the port town celebrated a great season for the Brian Dorrian led St. Catherines. In his speech Jason Noctor gave an acknowledging mention to the many contributors to their success and they still have the Brian Mc Cormick Cup Final to come.Donegal Town 5 Cranford United 1Donegal Town moved above Cranford United at the bottom end of the Premier Division with an emphatic victory at the Hospital Field on Sunday afternoon. These two are deep in relegation trouble and while both can still survive points are at a premium. It was Cranford who opened the scoring through James Lee Mc Bride. Conor Mc Monagle equalised for Donegal and once the second half started the hosts took command. Steven Curneen put them ahead before Cranford gave away an own goal. Daniel Mc Hugh and Adrian Ward added two more as Donegal ran out 5-1 winners to claim all three points.Gweedore Celtic 0 Drumoghill F.C. 2Stalemate for seventy five minutes this match had all the hallmarks of a draw before Drumoghill upped the ante. Richie Moore scored from a well taken free-kick and then dispatched from the penalty spot to give Drumoghill the three points against a Gweedore team languishing dangerously close to the relegation zone.Glenea United 2 Lifford Celtic 1Ross Porter put Lifford Celtic into a first half lead at Glasserchoo and gave the locals something of a scare. Needing all three points to assist their Premier Division survival bid Glenea stuck to the task in hand. Darren Mc Geever got an equaliser before Michael Barry added the winning goal in the last minute to calm the Glenea nerves. This victory lifts Tommy Mc Fadden men two places in the League Table.Watson Hire Division OneCopany Rovers 0 Whitestrand United 3Whitestrand United moved up from the automatic relegation spot into the play-off berth with this victory over Copany Rovers. Eddie Blake got Paul Lynch’s men on the way with a penalty in the twentieth minute. Blake added another in the second half before Kevin Mc Carry made it three. With Copany already relegated they will be glad to see the season out and can now look forward to next season. For Whitestrand they have another two matches to try to remain in Division One.Dunkineely Celtic P v P Keadue Rovers(This match was postponed)Castlefin Celtic 3 Lagan Harps 0Castlefin who have led Division One for so long will have to wait at least another fortnight if they are to claim the League Title. Prior to Sunday’s matches the Park View men had to gain a result better than that of Kilmacrennan Celtic who were playing Gweedore United. Castlefin lined out against Lagan Harps who currently occupy third spot and by the end of play they had done all they could however Kilmacrennan also kept their focus and produced a similar result to keep this Title race live. JP Malley scored twice for Castlefin and Ronan Tourish added their third on a lovely day for football in East Donegal.Kilmacrennan Celtic 8 Gweedore United 0Knowing that only a victory would guarantee their League Title campaign would survive another weekend, Kilmacrennan wasted no time against Gweedore United. Gary Gorman executed a first half hat-trick and Eddie Doherty added a fourth before the interval. Michael Mc Laughlin scored two either side of strikes from Daire Mc Daid and a Frank Mc Gee OG to secure an 8-0 victory for Sean Sandilands’ side. They remain three points behind Castlefin Celtic who also have a game in hand however the Kilmac men will not give in until success is mathematically unachievable.ResultsWatson Hire Division OneCurragh Athletic 1 v 3 Keadue RoversCT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United 4 v 0 Eany CelticOld Orchard Saturday Division OneCastlefin Celtic Reserves 1 v 1 Donegal Town ReservesErne Wanderers 4 v 0 Fintown Harps AFCGlenea United Reserves 3 v 3 Orchard F.C.Glenree United Reserves 0 v 1 St. Catherines ReservesArranmore United 0 v 0 Glencar CelticGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCranford United Reserves 2 v 3 Strand RoversRamelton Mariners 0 v 4 Tullyvinney RoversDrumbar F.C. 2 v 3 Curragh Athletic ReservesBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionSt. Catherines 1 v 1 Milford UnitedDonegal Town 5 v 1 Cranford UnitedGweedore Celtic 0 v 2 Drumoghill F.C.Glenea United 2 v 1 Lifford CelticWatson Hire Division OneCopany Rovers 0 v 3 Whitestrand UnitedDunkineely Celtic P v P Keadue RoversCastlefin Celtic 3 v 0 Lagan HarpsKilmacrennan Celtic 8 v 0 Gweedore UnitedCT Ball Division TwoBonagee United 4 v 0 Letterbarrow CelticFixturesTuesday 21-04-2015 K.O. 6.30 p.m.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumoghill F.C. Reserves v Curragh Athletic ReservesWednesday 22-04-2015 K.O. 8p.m. (Unless Stated)Watson Hire Division OneCurragh Athletic v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Old Orchard Saturday Division OneCastlefin Celtic Reserves v Glenree United Reserves (6.30 p.m.)Thursday 23-04-2015 K.O. 7 p.m.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCappry Rovers v Donegal TownFriday 24-04-2015 K.O. 6.45 p.m.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCranford United v Rathmullan CelticSaturday 25-04-2015 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneArranmore United v Fintown Harps AFC ( 1p.m. )Castlefin Celtic Reserves v Erne WanderersGlenea United Reserves v St. Catherines ReservesGlenree United Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesOrchard F.C. v Glencar CelticGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoKeadue Rovers Reserves v Drumoghill F.C. ReservesDrumbar F.C. v Milford United ReservesMulroy Celtic v Cranford United ReservesStrand Rovers v Ramelton MarinersSunday 26-04-2015 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKildrum Tigers v Milford UnitedGlenea United v Gweedore CelticSt. Catherines v Cappry RoversWatson Hire Division OneKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Kilmacrennan CelticWhitestrand United v Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoConvoy Arsenal v Bonagee UnitedDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: April 19th, 2015 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

GAA NEWS: KILCAR HOST DUNGLOE ON EASTER MONDAY IN DIVISION ONE CLASH

first_imgOur seniors and reserves got their division one campaigns off to winning starts away to Bundoran on a sunny Sunday afternoon, the reserves won 5-23 to 1-11 while our seniors won a very entertaining end to end match by  4-17 to 2-10 next up is Dungloe in Towney on Bank Holiday Monday reserves on at 1:30 and seniors at 3pm.Underage Our Minors are at home to Four Masters this Monday at 5:30pm and our Under 14s host Killybegs on Wednesday at 5:30pm and are away to Naomh Brid/Pettigo on Saturday at noon.Community DayThe third and final community day ended this evening, 63 people helped out over the last 3 Saturday’s. The executive would like to thank very much everyone for all their hard work, help & assistance. The project is now 95% complete and one evening this week should finish all the work. The executive would also like to thank everyone within the community for all their kind words on this project.Gaelic4Girls Gaelic4girls starts in Cill Chartha on Thursday March 31st in Aislann Cill Chartha with an information evening for parent/guardians, it for girls from 8-12 years and a sample of a training session for girls with their coaches It introduces girls to football in a fun environment and participants get a G4G T shirt and certificate on complicationCost of the programme is €8 for the 12 weeks. For more information come to our information evening or ring Caroline 087-2696803.Top of FormClub GearWe now have a selection of Club gear on sale in Áislann Chill Chartha.Club MembershipClub membership for 2016 is now available at the following rates. Adult Playing Members €30, Student Playing Members €20, Adult Members €20, Family Membership (2 adults &Children U18) €40 and Student/Juvenile Members €10. Membership can be paid to Denise McSweeney. Forms are available in Aislann Chill Chartha, for download from our website or from Denise. All Adult members paid up before Mar 31st will be entered into a club draw. Club AppWe have now 210 members mark on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €3,800 this week’s numbers were:  10, 16, 22 and 23 winners were: €50 Brendan Curran €30 Sean O’Gara €20 John Conwall and Deirdre Carr. Club Bingo Jackpot now €6,750!There was no winner of our Club Bingo so next week’s Jackpot is now €6,750 on 45 numbers. This Sunday’s winners were €150 Maire Doogan €85 Fidelma Burke €80 Marie Gillespie, Catherine Johnston €70 Doris Conwall, Breege McCallig, Angela Byrne, Joe Haughey and Margaret McGinley. Easter Sunday Bingo at 3:30pm in the Parish Hall.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAGAA NEWS: KILCAR HOST DUNGLOE ON EASTER MONDAY IN DIVISION ONE CLASH was last modified: March 22nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAkilcarSportlast_img read more

CAR PERVERT HAD BEEN CAUGHT BY GARDAI

first_imgAn Inishowen man caught performing lewd sex acts in the car park of a university in Derry had been caught doing the same thing in Co Donegal, we can reveal.Gavin Porter, 35, from Grange, Inch Island, was given a five month suspended prison sentence at Derry magistrates court. He was also banned from driving after PSNI officers found him performing an indecent act in his car at the Magee campus on May 13th and again on May 15th. Porter was drunk at the time.His own solicitor said Porter apologised for ‘his disgusting behaviour’.We have now learned that Porter had been cautioned by gardai in Co Donegal for a similar incident earlier this year. He wasn’t charged with any offence.CAR PERVERT HAD BEEN CAUGHT BY GARDAI was last modified: August 12th, 2011 by gregShare 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

Darwinism Inspired China’s Communist Holocaust

first_imgThe Horrors of Communist China’s Holocaust Inspired by Darwinismby Jerry Bergman PhDAs history separates us from Darwin’s death, the media is more willing to expose the harm of his ideas. This, plus the release of once-sealed records have revealed a great deal about the atrocities of recent history. This is the case of the horrors of Mao Zedong in Communist China.[1] That Darwin was a major influence in communist China should not surprise us. Darwin not only supported the survival-of-the-fittest ideology, but evendivided humanity into distinct races according to differences in skin, eye or hair color. He was also convinced that evolution was progressive, and that the white races—especially the Europeans—were evolutionarily more advanced than the black races, thus establishing race differences and a racial hierarchy.[2]The flow of Darwinism to Marx, then Lenin and Stalin and lastly, Mao Karl Marx (1818-1883) as a youth was an active evangelical Christian until, in college, he was introduced to Darwinism and other anti-theists ideas. As a result, he embraced and became an aggressive anti-Christian.[3] He claimed theistic religion was the opiate (drug) of the people that prevented them from supporting communist revolutions. Religion supported capitalist systems that, he claimed, exploited the workers. Marx unified the “science” of Darwinism and the communism system and “an historian can hardly fail to agree that Marx’s claim to give scientific guidance to those who would transform society has been one of the chief reasons for his doctrine’s enormous influence.”[4]Marx was the founder of the main branch of communism that influenced both Lenin and Stalin, both whom were central in the development of Russian Communism. Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) and Joseph Stalin (1878-1953) were both reared as Christians (Stalin was even a seminary student for a time), and were active as youth in religious activities. Lenin’s father was a devout member of the Russian Orthodox Church and baptized his children into it. His wife, Maria, was a Lutheran by upbringing.[5] Lenin and Stalin, in turn, influenced Mao Tse-tung (modernized to Zedong). Chairman Mao (1893-1976) became the leader of all China in 1949. Although reared in a religious family, he had rebelled against religion at about the time he studied Darwinism and Marxism. In the end, Darwinism had an enormous influence on several of the highest level revolutionary Chinese Communist party leaders, including Mao Zedong.[6]As a youth, Mao, the cofounder of China’s modern communist party and the first Chinese Communist dictator, “devoured” many Western authors.[7]  Though reared by a religiously devout mother, as he read Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer, Mao became “more and more skeptical” of religion, and more and more convinced that Darwinism was the future of governments.[8]So effective was China’s transformation to Darwinism that, according to one study, the number of Darwinists today in China is higher than in most nations—74% compared to 56% in Russia and 52% in Spain and Egypt. Yet, few understand its contribution to China’s recent turbulent history.[9] Mao openly advocated achieving world communism by both violence and war which was an application of Darwin’s survival-of-the-fittest worldview. The policies that Mao developed to achieve his communist goals resulted in the murder of up to “30 million excess deaths.”[10] Chinese student, Kenneth Hsü reported that it was as a youth in China that he learned the importance of Darwinism. One example was documented by Theo Sumner’s experience on a trip to China with German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt. Theo personally witnessed Mao acknowledging the debt he had to Darwinism, especially to the Darwinist who also inspired Hitler and Ernst Haeckel.[11]Hsü concluded that Mao was convinced that, “without the continual pressure of natural selection,” humans as a species would degenerate. This idea inspired Mao to, in Hsü’s words, advocate “the ceaseless revolution that brought my homeland to the brink of ruin.”[12] In the minds of Lenin, Stalin, and Mao, treating people as animals was not wrong because they all believed that Darwin had “proved” humans were not God’s creation, but instead were animals descended from a “simple” one-celled organism by the survival-of-the-fittest mechanism. The extent that Darwinism was inculcated into the Chinese people is revealed by the fact that Mao was still using the Darwinian idiom “the triumph of the fittest” as late as 1957.[13]When China accepted Darwinism, the government modified the Darwinian race hierarchy. In their opinion, the Chinese race was evolutionarily more advanced than others, thus establishing their own race differences and racial hierarchy.[14] Almost everyone else who accepted Darwinism did the same thing. Steven Rose, Professor of Biology and Neurobiology at Open University in the UK, wrote “During the 150 years since Darwin wrote such views on race, gender and eugenics, whilst sometimes subterranean, they have never entirely vanished; a sorry history, often told.”[15] This view affected their treatment of both fellow Chinese and other races, which are not races (there is but one human race), but actually just people groups.The Chinese Holocaust Llewellyn H. Rockwell wrote about the horrors of Mao’s rule in an article that was recently republished in Business Insider. Rockwell correctly observes that the slaughter by the Darwinian communists is “a scandal that few Westerners are even aware, or, if they are aware, they are not conscious of the bloody reality that prevailed in China between the years 1949 and 1976, the years of communist rule by Mao Zedong.”[16] New research is expanding the number murdered by Chinese communists. Rockwell noted that other researchers have attempted to estimate the number that died as a result of persecutions and the policies of Mao, but theyhave always underestimated. As more data rolled in during the 1980s and 1990s, and specialists have devoted themselves to investigations and estimates, the figures have become ever more reliable. And yet they remain imprecise. …  It could be as high as 100 million or more. In the Great Leap Forward from 1959 to 1961 alone, figures range between 20 million to 75 million. In the period before, 20 million. In the period after, tens of millions more.[17]We will probably never know the exact number except to say it is in the multi-millions. One can reasonably assume, though,  that, if Mao had not become a Darwinist and remained a Christian and allowed the Christian church to grow instead of ruthlessly suppressing it, that the Chinese Holocaust would never have occurred.[18] Similarly, it’s safe to assume that If Marx, Lenin or Stalin and not embraced Darwinism and remained Christians, Russia and China may have never experienced their genocides. Regardless of what the body count was, the Guinness Book of Records has long given Mao Zedong the awful distinction of “greatest mass murderer in history.”The communization of China occurred in the usual three stages: purge, plan, and scapegoat. First, to bring about communism, the leaders committed purges to eliminate any opposition, real as well as potential. Lenin-style communism, which believed in nationalizing all means of production, required the government to confiscate the farms, the land, the industry and many businesses. Party bosses used informants and guerrillas to murder opponents of nationalization of land and property. Furthermore, the churches had to be destroyed because they were unnecessary for the workers’ paradise the communists were building. Besides that, Christians often opposed the government’s violence and injustice. The result was  “The land of … Confucianism (piety, social harmony, individual development) was seized by the strangest import to China ever: Marxism from Germany via Russia.”[19]Rockwell Describes the Violence Used to Achieve the Darwinian ParadiseOne of the first steps was to deal with the opposers of the revolution, called the counter-revolutionaries. These had to be suppressed, and theviolence began in the country and spread later to the cities. All peasants were first divided into four classes that were considered politically acceptable: poor, semi poor, average, and rich. Everyone else was considered a landowner and targeted for elimination. … the “rich” were often included in this group. The demonized class was ferreted out in a country-wide series of “bitterness meetings” in which people turned in their neighbors for owning property and being politically disloyal. Those who were so deemed were immediately executed along with those who sympathized with them.[20]The violence was systematic. For example, Rockwell claimedthere had to be at least one person killed per village. The number killed is estimated to be between one and five million. In addition, another four to six million landowners were slaughtered for the crime of being capital owners. If anyone was suspected of hiding wealth, he or she was tortured with hot irons to confess. The families of the killed were then tortured and the graves of their ancestors looted and pillaged. …  the land….  was divided into tiny plots and distributed among the remaining peasants.Darwin Affects the Women of ChinaDarwin had taught that women were inferior to men. Darwin wrote that the result of sexual selection was men becoming “more courageous, pugnacious and energetic than woman [with] a more inventive genius. His brain is absolutely larger … the formation of her skull is said to be intermediate between the child and the man.”[21]By contrast, Mao’s slogan, ‘The times have changed; men and women are the same’ was propagated to millions of Chinese women in an attempt to convince them that men and women were equal. Women’s public roles as revolutionaries were glorified, a claim that worked to exploit women. One example,the image of Iron Girls – strong, robust, muscular women who boldly performed physically demanding jobs traditionally done by men, such as repairing high-voltage electric wires – was widely promoted as a symbol of the Maoist slogan: ‘Whatever men comrades can accomplish, women comrades can too.’[22]Rockwell considers this a ruse. He says ofparty leaders … in reality, they cared little about gender equality or inequality as long as it was consistent with the socialist utopia they were attempting to construct…. Through political rhetoric, women were granted a superficially equal social status equivalent to that of men, but the cost was the annihilation of femininity and individuality.[23]Deaths Accelerate Under Collectivization and TreacheryIndustry existed in the cities, but their owners were subjected to ever tighter restrictions, constant scrutiny, crippling taxes, and pressure to give up their businesses for collectivization. There were many suicides among the small- and medium-sized business owners who saw their future as bleak. In Shanghai, suicide by jumping from tall buildings became so common that residents avoided walking near skyscrapers for fear that suicides might land on them.[24] Soon “As the rivers of blood rose ever higher”Mao brought about the Hundred Flowers Campaign in two months of 1957 … People were encouraged to speak freely and give their point of view, an opportunity that was very tempting for intellectuals. The liberalization was short lived. In fact, it was a trick. All those who spoke out against what was happening to China were rounded up and imprisoned, perhaps between 400,000 and 700,000 people, including 10 percent of the well-educated classes. Others were branded as right wingers and subjected to interrogation, reeducation, kicked out of their homes, and shunned…. Some prisoners were worked to death, and anyone involved in a revolt was herded with collaborators and they were all burned.[25]Fake Science Leads to Mass StarvationFollowing land collectivization, Mao decided to tell the peasants what they would grow, if anything, how they would grow it, and where they would sell it, generating history’s most deadly famine.[26] Peasants by the thousands were forced to share most everything, and production goals were raised ever higher. To boost production, hundreds of thousands of people were moved from locations where production was high to where it was low. Failure forced movement from agriculture to industry.Erosion and flooding soon became endemic. Many plants died, then the soil dried out and salt rose to the surface. To prevent birds from eating grain, the sparrows were killed, resulting in vastly increasing parasite populations. By 1957, disaster was everywhere. Some workers, too weak to effectively harvest their meager crops, died while watching rice rot. The government responded by telling people that fat and proteins were not necessary. Rockwell continues, claiming that theblack-market price of rice rose 20 to 30 times. Because trade had been forbidden between collectives millions were left to starve. … . Anyone caught hoarding grain was shot. Peasants found with the smallest amount were imprisoned. Fires were banned. Funerals were prohibited as wasteful. Villagers who tried to flee the countryside to the city were shot at the gates. Deaths from hunger reached 50 percent in some villages. Survivors boiled grass and bark to make soup and wandered the roads looking for food. Sometimes they banded together and raided houses looking for ground maize. Women were unable to conceive because of malnutrition. People in work camps were used for food experiments that led to sickness and death.Scapegoating: Don’t Blame the Dear LeaderThe third phase was scapegoating. The official reason for the calamity was anything but communism, or Mao.[27] The fault was the people, so the politically motivated roundups began again, and so came the heart of the Culture Revolution: Thousands of camps and detention centers were opened. In these prison campsthe slightest excuse was used to dispense with people — all to the good, since the prisoners were a drain on the system … . The largest penal system ever built was organized in a military fashion, with some camps holding as many as 50,000 people. … . Arrests were sweeping and indiscriminate. …  To question the reason for arrest was itself evidence of disloyalty, since the state was infallible. Once arrested, the safest path was instant and frequent confession. Guards were forbidden from using overt violence, so interrogations would go on for hundreds of hours, and often the prisoner would die during this process.Those named in the “confession” were then hunted and sent to a labor camp. They were graded according to how many hours you could work with little food. The diet lacked meat, sugar or oil. These were considered too expensive.The final phase of this incredible litany of criminality lasted from 1966 to 1976, during which the number killed fell dramatically to “only” one to three million. The government, now tired and in the first stages of demoralization, began to lose control, first within the labor camps and then in the countryside. And it was this weakening that led to the final, and in some ways the most vicious, of the communist periods in China’s history.The remaining temples were barricaded. Traditional opera was banned, with all costumes and sets in the Beijing Opera burned. Monks were expelled. The calendar was changed. All Christianity was banned. There were to be no pets such as cats and birds. Humiliation was the order of the day.The Horror Ends – PartlyFinally, in 1976, Mao died. His body was first preserved with formaldehyde, then like a god it was put on permanent display in an enormous mausoleum. His body lays inside a crystal coffin that is moved by elevator to an earthquake-proof bunker each night.[28] Within months, his closest advisers were imprisoned. And the reforms that began slowly picked up speed. Many civil liberties were restored and some camp torturers were actually prosecuted. Economic controls were gradually relaxed.Once Mao’s communist Darwinian control was released, China was transformed, allowing human and private economic initiative to thrive. Eventually, tolerance of some degree of capitalism produced one of the most vibrant economies in our modern world.  Nevertheless, China remains under dictatorial control by the communist party, and continues to persecute and suppress religion. Echoes of the Stalinist and Maoist terror regimes, including starvation and bulging prison camps, continue in the “hermit kingdom” of North Korea, which would have collapsed long ago if not propped up by China.Rockwell ends his article by stating that the above brief summary puts the reader into the tiny elite who know something about the “greatest death camp in the history of the world that China became between 1949 and 1976, an experiment in total control unlike anything else in history.”[29] As we have shared, this death camp was built on a foundation of Darwinian ideology.[1] Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.  2017. The horrors of Communist China under Mao Zedong that most Westerners don’t know about. https://mises.org/wire/horrors-communist-china. 05/01/2017. Also https://www.businessinsider.com/horrors-of-communist-china-under-mao.[2] Steven Rose. 2009. Darwin, Race and Gender. EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) Reports. 10(4):297-298.[3] Jerry Bergman. 2014. The Darwin Effect. Its Influence on Nazism, Eugenics, Racism, Communism, Capitalism & Sexism. Chapter 14. Green Forest, AR: Master Books.[4]Joravsky, David. 1961. Soviet Marxism and Natural Science; 1917-1932. London:  Routledge and Kegan Paul, p. 4.[5] Jerry Bergman. 2014. The Darwin Effect. Its Influence on Nazism, Eugenics, Racism, Communism, Capitalism & Sexism. 2014. Chapter 15. Green Forest, AR: Master Books.[6] Pusey, James Reeve. 1983. China and Charles Darwin.  Boston, MA: Harvard University Press.[7] Devillers, Philippe. 1967. Mao. New York, NY: Schocken. p. 26.[8]Snow, Edgar. 1961. Red Star Over China. New York, NY: Grove Press, pp. 128-129.[9]Stephenson, Tony. 2009. “Darwin Survey Shows International Consensus on Acceptance of Evolution.”  British Council, www.britishcouncil.org/darwin.[10]Benton, Gregor and Lin Chun (editors). 2010. Was Mao Really a Monster: The Academic Response to Chang and Halliday’s Mao: The Unknown Story. New York, NY: Routledge, p. 15.[11] Hsü, Kenneth. 1986. The Great Dying: Cosmic Catastrophe, Dinosaurs and the Theory of Evolution.  New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, p. 13.[12] Hsü, 1986, p. 13.[13] Pusey, 1983, p. 452.[14] Jerry Bergman. 2012. Hitler and the Nazi Darwinian Worldview: How the Nazi Eugenic Crusade for a Superior Race Caused the Greatest Holocaust in World History. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Joshua Press.[15] Rose, 2009, p. 297.[16] Rockwell, 2017.[17] Rockwell, 2017.[18] Short, Philip. 1999. Mao: A Life.  New York, NY: Henry Holt.[19] Rockwell, 2017.[20] Rockwell, 2017.[21] Darwin, Charles. 1871. The Descent of Man. London: John Murray. Vol. 2, pp. 316-317.[22] Wenqi Yang and Fei Yan. 2017. The annihilation of femininity in Mao’s China: Gender inequality of sent-down youth during the Cultural Revolution. China Information. 31(1): 63-83.[23] Yang and Yan. 2017. pp. 76-78.[24] “High Tide of Terror”. Time Magazine. March 5, 1956.[25] Rockwell, 2017.[26] Short, Philip. 1999. Mao: A Life. New York, NY: Henry Holt.[27] Short, Philip. 1999. Mao: A Life.  New York, NY: Henry Holt.[28] Short, Philip. 1999. Mao: A Life. New York, NY: Henry Holt.[29] Short, Philip. 1999. Mao: A Life. New York, NY: Henry Holt.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 735 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Doing business in South Africa: quick guide

first_imgA quick guide to doing business in South Africa.With a stable democratic government, a sound financial system and a highly regulated banking sector, the country is a haven for investors. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa ReporterSouth Africa is always open for business – in every economic sector. With a stable democratic government, a sound financial system and a highly regulated banking sector, the country is a haven for investors.Check out our quick guide to doing business in South Africa – including quick facts and figures, growth plans, opportunities by sector and province, and investor support and incentives.Reading, sharing (and more) made easyUse the icons at the bottom of the viewer box to view in full screen, share, download, zoom and page through.2088 Business Brochure a5 Final by Libby Young on ScribdWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

U.K. Pushes Ahead with Plans for Eco-Towns

first_imgThe British government originally supported proposals for 10 energy efficient and sustainably built housing communities – known in England as eco-towns. But local resistance trimmed the list of viable proposals to four.Still, green building advocates in the U.K. are celebrating, since any advance for low-carbon housing, especially affordable housing built on a relatively large scale, is considered a major victory. The four projects – planned for the counties of Cornwall, Hampshire, Norfolk, and Oxfordshire – would accommodate about 30,000 residents among them.If approved by local planning departments, the eco-towns will be constructed over the next five years to at least Level 4 of Britain’s Code for Sustainable Homes, which ranks sustainable construction features from Level 1, for minimal standards, to Level 6, for buildings that meet the highest standards.Two other sites, in Essex and Yorkshire, are still developing their proposals.The projects are expected to include community heat sources and be highly energy efficient, and meet high standards for recycling and water use. The new buildings also will be equipped with smart meters and renewable-energy features such as solar panels and small-scale wind turbines.Along with the eco-town plans, Housing Minister John Healy also announced that, beginning in 2016, all new homes built in Britain will have to meet a zero-carbon-emissions standard.last_img read more

Facebook & Google CEOs Say NSA Spy Program Is News To Them

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google CEO Larry Page and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have bothposted statements denying knowledge of PRISM, a program reportedly run by the U.S. National Security Agency to gather communications from top Internet companies with their apparent cooperation.Page’s post, written with Google’s chief legal officer, David Drummond, is headlined “What the …” Zuckerberg’s language is similarly frank, referring to “outrageous press reports.”(See also: Congratulations! You’ve Been Auto-Upgraded To Citizenship 2.0)Page and Zuckerberg both said the government did not have “direct access” to their servers. The Washington Post, which broke news about the PRISM program, reported that government agencies were “tapping directly into the central servers” of Google, Facebook and other companies.But both CEOs’ statements hint that there’s something they’re not saying. Page and Zuckerberg both call on the U.S. government to be more “transparent” about secret requests for user data, requests that the government can legally make under established procedures.Some are suggesting that instead of tapping directly into company servers, the NSA is collecting data from Internet service providers as it flows over the Internet. Such collection has been going on for years—before the reported start of the PRISM program. President Barack Obama said in a press conference Friday that the data collection wasn’t targeted at U.S. citizens and “helped prevent terrorist attacks. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Related Posts Tags:#Civil Liberties#Facebook#Google#Government#Larry Page#Mark Zuckerberg#nsa#Prism#spying owen thomaslast_img read more