Women in leadership positions in credit unions: Be prepared

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Judy Hoberman Men and women sell, manage, recruit and supervise differently.  Judy Hoberman, creator of “Selling in a Skirt”, shares essential insights about gender differences and how to embrace and use those … Web: www.sellinginaskirt.com Details Many years ago, I was a manufacturer’s rep in the gift industry, I remember how long the holiday season seemed to be. We started selling for the holidays in January, shipping in July, reordering in August and continuing the process.  I remember one of my largest clients saying this to me, “Everyone thinks we just open our doors and poof the store is ready for the holidays. No one understands how we have to prepare by buying early, doing the inventory, setting up the displays, selling merchandise, taking down the displays and doing inventory. It’s all in the preparation.” So how does being prepared help us to be successful?Being prepared can mean many different things … being prepared for the day, for an interview, for a meeting, for your team and for yourself.  When you aren’t prepared you may seem unorganized or that it isn’t really a priority for you or perhaps you rely on others to be prepared so you don’t have to. Whatever the reason, being prepared is not a difficult thing to be; maybe not simple, but not difficult. All professionals are prepared. The more prepared you are, the better your chance for success. Being prepared can help you to meet challenges or inspire customers to think differently or in a new way. By being prepared, you can anticipate your team and customer’s questions and be better able to meet their expectations.Being prepared does take time and commitment so rather than flying by the seat of your pants, take the time to be prepared. Here are some ideas:1. Know what you want to accomplish. While this is simple, many times this is the most forgotten step of being prepared. What are your goals? What are the expectations of the meeting? Have you ever walked out of a meeting and thought it was really a meeting about having a meeting? You didn’t learn anything; you aren’t any further along in your pursuit and you will never get that hour back in your life.  Setting an agenda that you share or even have as a reference can keep you on track and you won’t worry about another meeting to have a meeting.2. Now that you know what you want to accomplish, how do you want the message to come across? Think about it as meeting someone for the first time.  You are looking for your next career so that is what you want to accomplish.  You want to be prepared so you sound organized, intelligent and will be an asset to their company rather than sounding desperate and carrying more baggage than the company needs to store. 3. Have you tried role-playing? Yes, this is one of the most dreaded exercises although one of the most effective. Before you have a meeting or presentation, try role-playing with a colleague or video yourself. You will hear and see what you like as well as what you don’t. With role-playing, you might have someone that can anticipate the objections and throw them out for you to respond to. Great practice.  I know most of us don’t like to see ourselves on video but imagine watching yourself and thinking how prepared you are. That is what you want your client, perspective employer or boss to see as well. 4. A wise man once told me that if you are 10 minutes early to a meeting you are on time. If you are on time, you are late so get there 15-20 minutes early and get a head start. You won’t be rushed, or unorganized while trying to find your notes or note pad and pen or worse sweating from rushing. If you are giving a presentation, you want to have everything set up so you can grab the clicker and start going. If you are going on an interview, you want to be seen as an asset rather than a liability and if you are waiting for a meeting with your boss or important client, you want to be seen as professional and ready to take action. Your confidence will shine, and people will definitely take notice. And … success will be within reach. How do you benefit from being prepared? It takes planning and it does take time. We constantly hear about so and so being an overnight sensation. I bet if they were totally honest, you would find out that their definition of overnight is really years and years of planning and preparing. Why does it matter? Here’s what planning and preparing can do for your business, your company and yourself.It can help you identify your goals. I know it sounds silly that if you are an entrepreneur working solo, that it’s important to have goals … and written ones at that. If you don’t have goals, how do you know if you reached them or if you exceeded them or if you are so close you just need to push a little harder? If you work in the corporate arena, shouldn’t someone else have goals for you? Wherever your desk is, goals are important to have, so create some short-term goals that you can reach in a shorter amount of time and then celebrate reaching that milestone. Once you do, it’s time to move towards the long-term goals that are making you stretch enough but not so much that you quit before you even begin.  It can give you direction. This is your journey, and you need to have your map to reach your goals. Imagine you are following the map and you keep hitting a speed bump. Do you keep going or do you find a way to go around it? Having a map will give you some alternative directions so you are prepared with plenty of supplies and fuel to keep going. It can create an air of professionalism. Professionals are always prepared and now so will you. You won’t be blind-sided by situations because you put the time and effort into the preparation and planning. Not everything will be perfect but for those times that it isn’t, you’ve got a plan ready that can help you stay as professional as possible.It can give you perspective as to what really matters and what you want to accomplish. It keeps you focused on the journey you are taking and the results you want to accomplish. Combining the goal-setting, direction, problem-solving and professionalism is definitely a way to create success while keeping your perspective in focus. Remember, don’t expect success. Prepare for it.last_img read more

BioNTech and Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine shows potential in human trial

first_imgA third dosage, tested at a higher concentration in a separate group, was not repeated after the first shot because of injection pain.”These first trial results show that the vaccine yields immune activity and causes a strong immune response,” said BioNTech’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Ugur Sahin.He said larger trials were being prepared to show whether this translates into protection against a real infection.”While more work needs to be done, we believe the benefits appear to outweigh the risks so far, especially when considering the disease the vaccine is trying to prevent,” Mizuho Securities analyst Divan Vamil said in a note.Peer reviewNo COVID-19 vaccine has yet been approved for commercial use. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology analysis last year found that about one in three vaccines in the first stage of testing later gains approval.BioNTech, which listed on the US Nasdaq in October, said the data demonstrated that BNT162b1 could be administered in a dose that was well tolerated with only temporary side effects.Early-stage human trials of vaccines are designed to measure certain antibodies and other immune markers in the blood as an indicator of the body’s readiness to fight an infection that then requires further validation.The pharmaceutical industry is eager to launch larger follow-up trials to see how vaccinated participants react to real infections over longer periods.BioNTech and Pfizer will now pick the most promising of four experimental vaccines for a trial involving up to 30,000 healthy participants, which is likely to begin in the United States and Europe in late July, if it gets the regulatory green light.If it eventually gets marketing approval, the companies are gearing up to make up to 100 million doses by the end of 2020 and another 1.2 billion doses by the end of 2021 at sites in Germany and the United States.Results from early-stage testing of BioNTech’s three other potential vaccines have yet to be published.The manuscript with the preliminary data from the clinical trials, which were launched in April and May, is under peer review for publication in a scientific journal, BioNTech said.Singapore’s state investment fund Temasek and other investors said on Monday there were investing $250 million into BioNTech for a 1.1% stake in company.The Mainz-based company is using the so-called messenger RNA approach, like unlisted domestic rival CureVac and Moderna. Translate Bio and its partner Sanofi are also working on a messenger RNA vaccine for COVID-19.Biotech investors Thomas and Andreas Struengmann, who sold their generic drugs business Hexal to Novartis in 2005, are major shareholders of BioNTech. BioNTech’s shares were up 4.6%, after rising as much as 19% to reach their highest in more than three months.Pfizer stock also gained, rising 4.4% to $34.13. In turn, shares in some rival vaccine developers, such as Moderna and Novavax Inc dropped.BioNTech said testing of two dosages of its BNT162b1 drug on 24 healthy volunteers showed that after 28 days they had developed higher levels of COVID-19 antibodies than typically seen in infected people.It said the higher of the two doses – both administered via two injections within three weeks of one another – was followed by a short fever in three out of four participants after the second shot. Topics :center_img A COVID-19 vaccine developed by German biotech firm BioNTech and US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has shown potential and was found to be well tolerated in early-stage human trials, the companies said on Wednesday.The drug is one of 17 being tested on humans in a frantic global race to find a vaccine the world is counting on to end a pandemic that has infected 10.5 million people and killed more than half a million so far.The potential treatment is the fourth early-stage COVID-19 drug to show promise in human testing, along with projects involving Moderna, CanSino Biologics and Inovio Pharmaceuticals.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs CC Regional Champs-Brenner Hannah Individual Champ-Bulldogs Boys Semi-State Bound

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs have captured The Girls Cross Country Region Crown at Franklin. Greensburg places 5th and qualifies for The Semi-States. East Central was 8th, South Ripley 9th, and South Dearborn 10th. New Palestine won The Rushville Regionals. Rushville was 7th, Franklin County 8th, and Union County 9th.Individually qualifying for The Semi-States are  Rachel Campbell and Emilee Wedding-East Central, Lanie Nicholson-South Ripley, Jenna Walton-North Decatur, Lauren Kelly and Katelyn Meyer-Franklin County, Rachel Rohe-South Dearborn, and Hannah Morgan-Lawrenceburg.Center Grove won The Boys Regional title at Franklin. Batesville finished 3rd and will advance to The Semi-States. Oldenburg was 6th, Greensburg 7th, East Central 9th and Jac-Cen-Del 10th. Franklin Central won The Regionals at Rushville. Rushville was 6th and Connersville 10th.Individually qualifying for The Semi-States are Tyler Kuntz and Dylan Fledderman-Oldenburg, Damon Hughes-Jac-Cen-Del, Mike Schwebach-East Central, and Andrew Johnson and Hunter Butz-Greensburg.What an incredible day!  Girls claim Regional XC Championship Title for the first time in school history and they did it by beating the field by over 30 points and Lily Pinckley racing in as the Regional Runner up and setting a new school record at 19:02! The boys placed 3rd advancing them to Semi-State next Saturday as well and 7 Bulldogs were named to the All-Regional team!  Yes, it was an incredible day!  Let’s start with the girls…scoring a low 53 points, it was a close race between Batesville and Center Grove through the 1st mile, but as the race progressed, by the time the 2nd mile came around, the dogs have put themselves in position to win the race and never looked back as Center Grove came in 2nd with 84 points.  Whiteland was 3rd-92 points, Franklin Community placed 4th with 101 points and the Greensburg Pirates took the last spot to advance to Semi-State in 5th at 117 points.  Greensburg’s Brenner Hannah was the overall champion of the race with a time of 18:46. Lily Pinckley kept Brenner in her sights and finished 2nd at 19:02. Ava Hanson was the next Bulldog to cross the finish line in 5th at 19:33 and making the All-Regional team.  Two more Dogs placed in the top 20 to make the All-Regional team and they were Maria Lopez-10th (20:14) and Madison Rahschulte in 16th (20:37), both running a personal best. Sophie Myers was the 5th Batesville runner across the finish line in 26th (21:10), followed closely by Liz Loichinger in 32 (21:21) and Trysta Vierling in 35th (21:31).  Congratulations girls on getting the job done and making some history!The boys finished 3rd overall with 84 points getting beat by champions Center Grove with a very impressive score of 31 and Franklin Community taking 2nd with 60 points.  Whiteland was 4th place at 123 points and Greenwood finished out the top 5 to advance to Semi-State with 156 points.  The boys were led by senior Adam Moster who placed 6th and ran a personal best of 16:15.  Also being named to the All-Regional team were Ean Loichinger in 10th (16:34) and Joshua Myers in 15th (16:49). Benjamin Moster was close in 24th place (17:26) as Daren Smith followed him in 36th (17:47).  Dillon Murray was the 6th runner to cross the finish line for the Bulldogs in 44th spot (18:08) followed closely by Nathan Villani in 46th and running a personal best of 18:11.  Way to go boys!Batesville would also like to congratulate and wish good luck to the individuals in the area that will advance to semi-state next week even though their team will not…Lanie Nicholson-South Ripley, Hannah Morgan-Lawrenceburg, Rachel Campbell, Emilee Wedding and Michael Schwebach-East Central, Rachel Rohe-South Dearborn, Tyler Kuntz and Dylan Fledderman-Oldenburg Academy, Damon Hughes-Jac-Cen-Del, Andrew Johnson and Hunter Butz-Greensburg.  Good Luck to all! Batesville will get a week of practice in to prepare for Semi-State competition which is next Saturday, October 26th, at Shelbyville. (The course is just behind Walmart) The boys race will begin at 10:30, followed by the girls at 11:15.The Semi-States will be on Saturday, October 26th at Shelbyville.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

U-17 Women’s World Cup: Flamingoes Land in Jordan

first_imgThe Flamingoes will resume training today. The three-time quarter finalists will play their opener against Brazil on Nigeria’s Independence Day (1st October) by 4pm Jordan time (2pm Nigeria), before games against England and Korea DPR at the Amman International Stadium.It is worthy of note that only 22 seconds were on the clock at New Zealand 2008 when Nigeria’s Soo Adekwagh scored not only the fastest goal in the history of the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup, but in any FIFA women’s competition.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The delegation of Nigeria’s Under-17 Women National Team, Flamingoes, flew into Jordan on Tuesday morning aboard an Emirates Airline flight from Dubai. The contingent had flown out of Abuja aboard another Emirates Airline flight on Monday night.The 32-member delegation comprising of 21 players, 9 Officials, NFF Assistant Technical Director, Abdulrafiu Yusuf and Head of Women Football, Ruth David were on board the same Emirates Airline flight from Dubai with Group C opponents, Korea Democratic People’s Republic. The airplane landed at the Queen Alia International Airport, Amman at 9.25a.m Jordan time on Tuesday.The Nigeria delegation was received by the Head of Chancery, Nigerian Embassy, Abdulhamid Aminu and Ernest Orogun, the Communications Officer, as well as members of the Local Organising Committee of the 5th FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup. The players and officials later left for Le Royal Hotels and Resorts, Amman where they are lodged.last_img read more


first_imgLOW 15.43 PERCENT WIN, PLACE & SHOW TAKEOUT, 50 CENT PICK FIVE & ROLLING DOUBLES ALL PART OF COMPREHENSIVE PARI-MUTUEL OFFERING ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2015)–Santa Anita Park’s 19-day Autumn Meet, which opens with five Grade I, Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win & You’re In” prep stakes on Saturday, Sept. 26, will again offer fans a comprehensive pari-mutuel betting menu that features the nation’s lowest win, place and show takeout of only 15.43 percent as well as the 50 cent Pick 5, which covers the first five races each day.First post time each day will be at 1 p.m., with the exception of opening day, which will kick off at 12:30 p.m. in order to facilitate a blockbuster 11-race program. (Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m. on opening day and at 11 a.m. on all other racing days).Santa Anita’s 2015 Autumn Meet Wagering Menu will offer the following:–The 50 cent Player’s Pick 5. Comprised of races one through five, the Pick Five features a low takeout of 14 percent. If no one correctly selects all five winners, 100 percent of the net pool is carried over to the next racing day.                –Two dollar Win, Place & Show wagering on each race, featuring the lowest takeout (15.43 percent) of any major track in the nation.                –One Dollar Trifectas will be offered on each race, with a minimum of four runners required.                –Ten Cent Superfectas will be offered on all races with a minimum of six horses scheduled to start.                –One Dollar Exactas are offered on each race.                –The Two Dollar Pick Six will be offered on the final six races each day. With the exception of closing day, if no one correctly tabs six winners, 70 percent of the net pool is carried over to the next race day while 30 percent of the pool goes to consolation payouts.                –The 50 Cent Early Pick Four will cover four races, beginning with race two. The Late Pick Four will cover the final four races each day.                –One Dollar rolling Pick Threes will be offered beginning with the first race.                –The One Dollar Super High Five, which requires bettors to tab the first five finishers in each day’s final race (minimum of eight runners) will again be offered. If no one selects the top five finishers in exact order, 100 percent of the net pool carries over to the next day.                Entries for opening day will be taken Wednesday, Sept. 23. Closing day is Sunday, Oct. 25. For additional information regarding Santa Anita’s 2015 Autumn Meet, please visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE. –30–last_img read more

‘An absolute revelation!’ – Chelsea fans delighted with key man’s new contract

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea fans on Twitter were broadly united in their delight that Victor Moses has signed a new deal.The Nigeria international, whose contract extension keeps him at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2021, has established himself as a regular in the Blues’ table-topping side this season.And many supporters were in agreement with technical director Michael Emenalo’s assessment that Moses thoroughly deserved a longer stay…Moses signs 2 year contract. Fantastic news for the club and fans. He’s been an absolute revelation this season! #CFC— Arjun Rangarajan (@arjranga) March 1, 2017Victor Moses signing a new contract is great news!He has really come into his own this season. Well earned.#CFC— Matthew (@matt_mcgaughey) March 1, 2017Buzzing that Victor Moses has signed a new contract. What a season he is having & such a vital player for us in this 3-4-3 formation. #CFC— Olivia Buzaglo (@buzaglo16) March 1, 2017Moses deserved that contract, work pays off #CFC— Harry (@httchelsea) March 1, 2017Can’t believe I’m saying this Victor Moses deserves his new contract been absolutely fantastic for us this season #CFC @selfy @mikeybsam— Ben Church (@Churchieboy86) March 1, 2017Good news about Moses’ new contract. What a find he’s been this season! Never would have predicted his role in the side 12 months ago!— Hannah Duncan (@Hannah_Duncan89) March 1, 2017Buzzing for Moses 🙌🏼💯 #CFC— Aaron Wallace* (@AronWallis97) March 1, 2017Not the biggest fan of Victor Moses as a player but I love how much he loves the club. I love how much he appreciates being part of CFC.— Padrino (@Contelism01) March 1, 2017   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

How Not to Date a Volcano

first_imgTwo teams of geologists looked at the same volcano field in Nevada.  One (1994) decided that the cones and lava flows formed during multiple episodes over tens or even hundreds of thousands of years.  Another (2006) looked at the same evidence and decided everything probably happened within months.  Who’s right?A team of six volcanologists from Los Alamos investigated Crater Flat, Nevada, and published their conclusions in GSA Bulletin.1  They think the earlier study was flawed.  The way they see it, there was one eruptive episode that produced Red Cone, Black Cone and several others in the area, along with all their extensive lava flows.  Just because lava flows look different, that doesn’t mean they happened at different times, they said; the differences could be due to varying initial conditions, like water content and thickness of the lava or degree of slope.Three major surface features—scoria cones, lava fields with abundant rafts of pyroclastic material, and lava fields with little or no pyroclastic material—experienced different posteruptive surficial processes.  Failure to account for the different initial surface features can lead to erroneous conclusions about the relative ages of the surfaces based upon modern morphology.  Conversely, the recognition of different volcanic surfaces provides the opportunity to study the effects of different initial properties upon posteruptive geomorphic processes.  Contrary to previous interpretations that the individual volcanoes were emplaced by polycyclic eruptions (separated by thousands or tens of thousands of years), we argue that the Pleistocene Crater Flat volcanoes are monogenetic, each having formed in a single eruptive episode lasting up to a few years.  We show that all eruptive products emanated from the areas of the volcanoes’ main cones rather than from scattered vents, as inferred by previous workers.Later in the paper, the authors said that the previous workers pointed to features that “would imply time gaps of many tens to hundreds of thousands of years.”  By contrast, their scenario could have taken place in as little as nine months.Observations that they feel misled the earlier team included apparent secondary vents emerging through the lava flows, and different amounts and types of erosion from one flow to another.  Valentine et al now say that these were not secondary vents at all, but either remnants of the original cone that got rafted downslope by lava flows from the base, or were “squeeze-up ridges, roughly parallel to the flow margin, caused by pulses of lava behind a slowing flow front.”  As for the erosional differences, these could be explained by the consistency of the lava, the effusion rate and the degree of slope.  In other words, all the observations could be fit within a single eruptive episode lasting days, weeks, months, or a few years at most.The authors believe these eruptions took place about a million years ago.  This estimate, however, is based on magnetic data, not bulk appearance of the lava.  They cherry-picked a date fitting the assumed potassium-argon (K-Ar) ballpark date into the nearest estimated period of magnetic reversal: “Flows of all of the volcanoes have reversed magnetic polarity, indicating that, if all the volcanoes are close to the same age, they are either older than 1.07 Ma or younger than 0.99 Ma (Fig. 2); for simplicity in this paper, we refer to the age of these volcanoes as ca. 1 Ma.”  They did not question the dating of these magnetic reversals, however, which are subject to their own uncertainties.How certain are the potassium-argon dates?  “Six independent K-Ar and 40Ar/39Ar studies have been conducted since 1990 to determine the ages of these five volcanoes (Fig. 2), and the results are difficult to interpret,” they lamented.  “Age estimates for any one volcano typically have uncertainties of 100-200 k.y. and a large range of individual age determinations, leaving a detailed understanding of the age relationships between volcanoes uncertain, as well as the possibility of a span of ages at individual volcanoes.”  Their own research seems to illustrate the point.Volcanoes are common features around the world.  Many can be witnessed in action today, from the liquidy fire-fountains in Hawaii, to the explosive stratovolcanoes like Mt. St. Helens.  One would think the common types of volcanoes found at Crater Flat are well understood and their eruptive and post-eruptive processes have been thoroughly documented.  Not so; in their introduction, the authors complained,Despite being one of the most common types of continental volcanoes and presenting hazards to urbanized areas, such as Mexico City (Siebe et al., 2004), and to the proposed Yucca Mountain radioactive waste repository (e.g., Crowe, 1986; Dartevelle and Valentine, 2005), the eruptive processes of small-volume basaltic volcanoes (composed of cones, lava flows, and fallout deposits with total volumes of ~1 km3 or less) have received relatively little attention in the volcanological literature.  Much remains unknown about the ranges of explosive and effusive processes associated with their eruptions.  The role of preexisting topography and the interaction between lava flows and cone building have not been explored in detail, nor has the influence of emplacement processes on posteruptive surficial processes.1 Valentine et al, “Small-volume basaltic volcanoes: Eruptive products and processes, and posteruptive geomorphic evolution in Crater Flat (Pleistocene), southern Nevada,” GSA Bulletin, Volume 118, Issue 11 (November 2006), pp. 1313-1330.Imagine you are a church-going high school student in Nevada in 1994, and your teacher takes your class out on a geology field trip to Crater Flat.  Using information he just read in popular-science reviews of the 1994 paper, the teacher points out features of the lava flow, the cone, the amount and types of erosion – some gullies on the cone, rifts and rilles in the lava, slumping and overburden, mounds that look like secondary vents – to prove that there had been multiple episodes of eruption spanning tens of thousands of years – maybe even hundreds of thousands.  He makes a convincing case.  The evidence, after all, is right in front of you.  It sure looks old.  Some of the flows are highly degraded and overgrown with brush and sand, while others are fresh-looking and undisturbed.  There are even younger-looking cones emerging from underneath the older lava.Your doubts about the Biblical chronology grow in proportion to your increasing admiration for science’s ability to describe the history of the world in vivid detail.  The onslaught against your faith is supplemented by what your biology teacher is showing the class about evolution.  Over time, you find you have slid gradually into belief in scientism.  You go to the university and become a hardened evolutionist.  Church and youth group and your former acceptance of the Bible’s history become distant memories.  You take part in school board hearings to fight even weak attempts to add scientific criticisms to Darwinism in public education.  You read Dawkins’s latest book, The God Delusion with a snicker at those poor suckers who rely on “faith” instead of “science,” who still believe the Bible stories of creation and the Flood that were once a part of your own happy childhood.  Parents should not deceive their children like that, you ponder with anger mixed with sadness, and a touch of nostalgia.What is the likelihood that a little paper in GSA Today, appearing 12 years after your slide into atheism began, will cross your path?  Its message, now unheeded, says, “whoops, we were wrong about those lava flows in Nevada; apparently they all formed within one year.”  Even if you were to read it now, it’s probably too late.  The furrow that began to be carved back then in high school has become a deep trench.  You would probably brush this announcement off, even if you found it, with the thought that one paper doesn’t affect the mountains of evidence for evolution and millions of years.This is one way lives can be diverted from Christian faith by lies and misdirection, well-meaning as some of the sources may be, because they did not understand the limitations of scientific epistemology.  We’ve seen testimonies like this by evolutionary scientists who grew up in Christian homes.  Charles Darwin himself provides a classic example.  Reading Lyell on the Beagle, he witnessed South American canyons that were interpreted to take long ages, when in fact, they were the result of catastrophic events.  Similar stories abound today.  Whether through peer pressure, lack of contrary information or whatever, students began to trust the words of overconfident teachers who present science as the truth, instead of a fallible, human attempt to seek for the truth about the natural world.For those still under the illusion that scientific knowledge is progressive, notice how this is a case of oscillation, not cumulative progress.  An earlier (1981) study also concluded that the Crater Flat volcanic field was monogenetic, till the 1994 study overturned it.  Now we’re back to the monogenetic story.  No human can have any confidence that the story will not change again.  If this were an isolated case, we might dismiss it as an anomaly.  The authors told us, however, that these common types of volcanoes have received “relatively little attention” in the literature of the volcano experts, and that “much remains to be understood.”  Those replying, “Well, at least we know the events took place a million years ago, not a few thousand,” haven’t gotten the message.  Observations do not interpret themselves.  The authors used the words interpret or interpretation 22 times, including a few statements that the data are difficult to interpret and can be misinterpreted.  That includes the K-Ar dates and the magnetic reversals.  Cone-shaped structures looked like vents to the earlier group of scientists, but like squeeze-up ridges to the other.  Eroded channels in the cone implied long ages to one group, but differences in composition to another.  Smooth, fan-shaped lobate deposits implied millennia of erosion to one group, but effects of initial conditions to the other.The potential for wide divergences of opinion in interpreting observations cannot be overemphasized.  Almost every field of science has undergone a revolution since 1900.  Even our concepts of atoms, the universe, the earth, and life are drastically different today than they were a century ago.  We’ve seen many examples of radical reinterpretations of things in just the six years of Creation-Evolution Headlines.  Does anyone believe that we have arrived at “the truth” about any of these fields, let alone the final word on these Nevada volcanoes?There’s nothing about the Crater Flat observations that is inconsistent with the view that these volcanoes erupted quite recently, but were just not witnessed by humans (or humans who kept written records).  Don’t build your epistemology on the sand of “what scientists are saying today.”  Don’t trust your future to the religion of scientism, the faith that fallible humans are making progress toward understanding the origin and fate of the Earth, life and the universe.For similar stories, see 10/25/2006 about Niagara Gorge, 10/15/2006 about instant gold, 08/08/2006 about ice cores, 05/10/2006 about Mt. St. Helens, 03/22/2006 about stromatolites, 03/05/2006 about Arizona lava flows, 06/27/2003 about ultra-pure sandstones, 07/22/2002 about Grand Canyon, and many more links on Geology and Dating Methods.(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 22, 2012

first_img SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – October 27, 2011October 28, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Reward a Favorite Point and say Thank YouFebruary 21, 2013In “Geocaching.com Videos”Everything you always wanted to know about Favorite pointsApril 2, 2019In “News” There’s a one-click solution to discovering some of the most interesting geocaches anywhere in the world. Premium Members can click the blue ribbon on their search results page and presto magic, the search results are sorted by Favorite Points! This is an easy way to instantly see which geocaches leave your fellow geocachers in awe. The one thing you can say for certain is that the quality of the caching experience is likely to be far above average.Geocaches might earn a Favorite Point if the location is really interesting or the container and hiding place impress cachers with their originality. Some geocaches have racked up hundreds of Favorite Points (some have even earned more than a thousand). Searching by Favorite Points also offers a big time-saving advantage, since you won’t have to sort through page after page of search results to find the best caches in an area.Premium Members earn one Favorite Point for every ten geocaches that are found. They can reward their points to any cache they have logged as found. Basic Members who upgrade to Premium Membership receive Favorite Points accordingly to their past finds.To start earning, rewarding, and sorting by Favorite Points, upgrade to Premium Membership for as little as $2.50 per month!See how to use Favorite Points here: Geocaching.com Presents: “Favorites”Share with your Friends:More Sort by Favorite Pointslast_img read more

How To Change Your Default Setting

first_imgSome people have a default setting of anger. They’re always upset about something, even when there is no real reason to be angry. No matter what the stimulus is, the response is invariably anger.Others have the default setting of fear. Like Chicken Little, the sky is always falling.  They think, “This economic downturn is the end of the world as we know it.” When this turns out to be untrue, this geopolitical crisis surely spells mankind doom. The primary lens through which they view the world is fear.There are people whose default setting is discontent. No matter how good things are, they wish they were better. Nothing is good enough to elicit gratitude as the instinctive response. And so they see their world as perpetually imperfect and inadequate.It is possible to have a positive default setting.The stimulus that causes anger in those with that default setting doesn’t have the same effect on the person whose default setting is happiness. While the person whose default setting is happiness may find some stimulus to be unpleasant, they choose to be happy regardless.The same events that cause people who choose fear as their default setting doesn’t frighten people who have chosen the default setting of stoicism. The stoic sees the events as the ever-shifting trend line of humankind, steps forward followed by steps back, followed by a muddling forward again.Those who have had little long enough to feel grateful for what they have now, have a very different default setting than the discontented. Where the discontented see something missing the grateful see “enough.”Your default setting isn’t really a default. It’s really the result of the ideas that you have been infected with over your lifetime. Your default setting, whatever it is right now, doesn’t have to be permanent.You can change your default setting at any time when you choose to no longer be infected with negative beliefs that no longer serve you the way that they did when you were infected. You can choose to practice a different default setting.last_img read more

Visits from legends Ray Allen, Robert Jaworksi ‘uplifting’ for Lyceum Pirates

first_img“What the players experienced was up close and personal with Allen and I’m happy for them,” said Robinson Wednesday. “Allen gave them some advice and I know that’s really uplifting for the players.”Allen arrived in the Intramuros campus around 4 p.m. when most of the Pirates have gone to their dorm rooms with just a handful of the roster staying because of classes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe two-time champion, and future Hall of Famer, told those in attendance they “have to work harder because you can’t sneak up on anybody anymore.”Lyceum have been perennial bottom-dwellers in the NCAA up until this season when the Pirates swept the first round. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFrom one hoops legend to another, Lyceum of the Philippines University had the enviable situation of hosting two icons in one 24-hour span.First it was Ray Allen on Tuesday evening, then on Wednesday morning it was Robert Jaworski’s turn to visit the Pirates’ grounds.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters TNT snaps Blackwater’s three-win run Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul “Now, the teams you’re supposed to beat are going to play you extra tough, like you’re the world champions. Now, you have to not get tired of the process,” said Allen. “You don’t win a championship the day they give you the trophy. You win a championship every morning you wake up at six. That’s where the reward comes.”Jaworski, whose son is a friend of Lyceum officials, then visited the Pirates hours after Allen arrived.“This morning it was Sen. Jaworski who paid a visit, and the players were really happy,” said Robinson in Filipino. “Because, it doesn’t matter what generation you belong to, everybody knows Robert Jaworski.”ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more