first_imgThe Grinch came in form of the Lakers and LeBron James for the Warriors. After losing 127-101 to L.A. in the highly anticipated Christmas Day matchup, many Dubs fans may be wondering where the team goes from here?Dieter Kurtenbach, Mark Medina and Logan Murdock discuss this and more on the Warriors HQ podcast.last_img

first_imgPeople need access to nature.  That’s what an article on Science Daily argued, based on work by Frances Kuo, a professor of natural resources and environmental science and psychology at the University of Illinois.  Why?  “Humans are evolved organisms and the environment is our habitat,” she said.The E word evolution did not show up elsewhere in the article, though.  Mostly, it discussed how her work showed that elderly adults, college students, and children with ADHD all do better in natural settings as opposed to urban settings devoid of trees and grass.  The article paraphrased Kuo’s reasoning why getting outdoors is healthy: “Humans living in landscapes that lack trees or other natural features undergo patterns of social, psychological and physical breakdown that are strikingly similar to those observed in other animals that have been deprived of their natural habitat, Kuo said.”As you know, CEH is a strong advocate of hiking and outdoor activity (01/05/2009, 06/22/2008, 05/10/2006), but the reasons have nothing to do with clueless evolutionary psychology (07/01/2008).  The original good creation put man and woman not in a city, but in a garden.  The first people were surrounded by plants and animals.  Even today, the beauty of a forest, the fresh air and the sight of other creatures tends to bring positive reactions in people.  We think that is not because we evolved with them, but were created with them, and were created with an innate sense of the good, the true, and the beautiful.What is nature, anyway?  Why does Kuo distinguish between people and nature?  This goes to show that “nature” is an equivocal word.  It can mean many things.  Evolutionists have no logical way to distinguish humans from “nature” – including their works.  The artificial gets subsumed under the natural.  To a consistent evolutionist, our cities, global warming, over-hunting, and other traits must necessarily be incorporated into the category “products of unguided, purposeless natural selection.”  This also means that humans are already in their “natural” habitat in the urban jungle, just as termites are in their hives.  So if we are evolved organisms, why do we need access to nature?Whatever calls us back to nature in appreciation of its beauty and order is a natural response of human nature; but that response is spiritual in nature.  See?  We told you that nature has multiple meanings.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_img24 June 2010The Dutch national football squad, which is based in Johannesburg for the duration of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, has left a lasting legacy in Johannesburg – an Orange Cruyff Court football pitch in Hillbrow.Residents of Hillbrow were completely bowled over when the Dutch squad rolled in for the opening of the pitch, which represents a lasting legacy for Hillbrow’s underprivileged children, and was donated on behalf of the football team known as the “Oranje”.The Cruyff Court was officially opened by the Dutch squad, as they joined the Hillbrow community, along with various Dutch and South African dignitaries on Thursday, 10 June at the Madulamoho Housing Association’s BG Alexander building. Former Dutch star players Johan Cruyff and Ruud Gullit were also present.‘Absolutely fantastic’“It’s absolutely fantastic and it’s very significant,” said Chris Lund, Madulamoho’s chief financial officer. “Social housing is not just about shelter. It’s also about providing for people’s needs and making a contribution to the community.”With broken pipes, a collapsed sewerage system and extreme pest-infestation, the colossal BG Alexander building, located in the heart of Hillbrow, was once a hijacked building that was deemed unfit for human habitation.But with the help of Madulamoho – Sesotho for “living together” – and the Johannesburg Social Housing Company, the residential building has been restored and today has a full catering kitchen, recreation halls, a day care facility and now an authentic Cruyff Court.“Madulamoho, along with the Ekhaya Neighbourhood Precinct, has been making major inroads in Hillbrow with housing and social development,” said Renier Erasmus, the chief executive of Madulamoho.‘Make this neighbourhood a community’“The Cruyff Court is part of a larger plan to make this neighbourhood a community, and we are incredibly grateful for it.”The Orange Cruyff Court will serve as a venue for the Hillbrow Community Coach Project, a combined soccer and life skills programme that teams up professional football players with local youth.The programme was made possible by the Netherlands’ Cruyff Foundation in collaboration with Wits University, the Royal Netherlands Embassy and the Royal Netherlands Football Association.Madulamoho was established in 2004 to roll out transitional and communal housing in Johannesburg’s inner city.It has provided housing for more than 2 400 low-income tenants. The association aims to create opportunities for residents to engage in sports and recreational activities such as boxing, soccer, karate and aerobics.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

first_imgYesterday, ReadWriteWeb reported on the findings from Pew Internet and American Life Project’s latest study regarding the Internet content people are willing to pay for. The result? People are willing to pay for quite a bit. In fact, 65% said they paid for some form of content – whether it was music, games, news, software, e-books or something else entirely.But that got us thinking – what mobile content is worth paying for? What apps are worth purchasing outright? What is worth paying for on a subscription basis? And what content have you paid for yourself? Let us know in our weekly poll.It used to be that selling an application was the only way for developers to make money, but more and more, we’re seeing in-app purchases, subscriptions, virtual goods and other sorts of revenue-generating schemes taking hold in mobile applications.And we’re wondering – what have you paid for? I’ve paid for apps, of course, and subscription services like MOG’s streaming music ($10/month) and iHound’s iPhone-tracking/geo-fencing software, but I’m not a fan of paying for virtual goods, but that’s mostly because I’m not a gamer.Now your turn to tell us: what content have you paid for? Note that you can select multiple responses in the poll below. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … sarah perez Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#Poll center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

first_imgThe State Sentence Review Board has recommended the premature release of 81 life convicts who have completed a minimum of 14 years of actual imprisonment.The board, under the chairmanship of Home Secretary Asit Tripathy, was provided a list of 257 life convicts for consideration of premature release. The board, however, examined 139 cases.While 81 prisoners are likely to be released from jail, the board rejected the proposals of 58 convicts given the heinous crime perpetrated by them.Of the 81 lucky ones, three prisoners have already spent 28 years in jail. Now, they have crossed the age of 60. The district administration too had recommended their release.The list includes names of many convicts, who have been in jails for more than 26 years. Quite a good number of convicts have spent more than two decades in jail and their cases were considered by the board.Those whose cases were not considered for pre-mature release were involved in heinous crime such as multiple murders, child rape and murder and pre-planned murders. Some prisoners had attempted escape from jail for which the board had decided against pre-mature release. The district authorities had also given adverse reports against them. Sources said 81 prisoners whose names have been cleared by the State Sentence Review Board could be released from their respective jails on the eve of Independence Day on August 15.last_img read more

first_imgThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rejected Sharjeel Khan’s appeal to allow him to play domestic cricket before his ban for involvement in spot-fixing expires in August this year.A senior official of the PCB said that Sharjeel’s application submitted by his lawyer had been discussed at the recent Board of Governors meeting in which the player had asked for permission to resume playing domestic cricket.”Sharjeel in his application had appealed to the Board chairman, Ehsan Mani to use his discretionary powers under the anti-corruption code and give him relaxation to play domestic and club cricket before his ban ends in late August,” Sharjeel’s lawyer, Shaigan Ejaz said.Shaigan said that his client made the appeal to Mani on grounds that the PCB had earlier given relaxation to pacer Muhammad Aamir and allowed him to start playing club and domestic cricket before his five-year ban ended in September, 2015.But the PCB official said that after much debate the governing board members had decided that Sharjeel should only be allowed to resume cricket once his ban expires in August.Sharjeel, a dashing opener, was suspended and sent back home after the start of the second Pakistan Super League edition in Dubai in February, 2017 and was later banned for five years for breaching five clauses of the anti-corruption code.Sharjeel has appeared in one Test, 25 ODIs and 15 T20 internationals.The anti-corruption tribunal of the PCB, which banned Sharjeel, had later suspended half of his five-year ban.Sharjeel in his application to the Board chairman accepted all five charges laid out against him by the tribunal for violating the anti-corruption code.advertisementAlso Read | Dravid effect: Like India, Pakistan wants former cricketers for coaching juniorsAlso Read | Pakistan can beat India and end World Cup jinx in England: Moin Khanlast_img read more

first_imgzoom South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received an order for construction of two 300,000-ton very large crude carriers (VLCC) from Greek shipowner Enesel, Korean news site Pulse reported.As disclosed, the newbuildings are expected to be delivered in the second half of 2018 and are estimated to be priced around USD 80 million each.According to the VesselsValue data, the ships were ordered en bloc on February 3rd for USD 83 million respectively.Enesel has four tankers in its fleet, two VLCCs and two Aframaxes, and two containerships, based on the company’s website info.The company also has two 112, 800 DWT Aframax tankers on order at South Korean’s Daehan Shipbuilding Co, scheduled for delivery in 2017.The order comes as prices for VLCCs have dropped amid market downturn prompting owners to avail of the cheap prices and invest in newbuilding capacity.World Maritime News is yet to receive a reply from both Enesel and HHI regarding the order.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more