H-DNL soccer: Arcata wins big, Fortuna wins on the road

first_imgThe seniors led the way for Arcata Wednesday evening as Zakiya Elloway and Bailey Cherms each netted three goals as the Tigers topped visiting South Fork 12-0, at Arcata High.Arcata scored six goals in the first half and repeated the effort in the second half as coach Patrick Stranahan was able to give field time to the majority of his club in what was a, to say the least, comfortable win on Wednesday.“Zakiya is really growing as a team leader and just doing well as a captain for our team,” …last_img read more

Are Scientific Models Reductionist?

first_imgScientific models can be useful in science, as long as one is aware of their limitations.The Reductionism Fallacy: ExamplesA music critic described a Beethoven string quartet as “Horse’s hair scraping on cat’s gut.”  You are what you eat. (Have some more nuts/turkey/chicken.)  The human body is just carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, a little phosphorus and some trace minerals.  Marriage is just sex.  The Constitution is just a piece of paper.  A bird is an egg’s way of making another egg.  An organism is just a gene’s way of making another gene (Richard Dawkins)  Religion is just man’s attempt to explain mysterious phenomena, like lightning.  Human personality is the sum total of neurotransmitter interactions in the brain.  Thomas Hobbes: all social interactions, including ethics and morals, can be reduced to the search for pleasure and the avoidance of pain.  Evolutionary game theory: altruism and cooperation are artifacts of social interactions processed by natural and sexual selection; the principles are equally valid for bacteria, fruit flies and human beings  The ratomorphic fallacy (Arthur Koestler): treating humans like just another species of lab rat.  “The cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be” (Carl Sagan, Cosmos).Is Modeling Reductionist?A standard technique in scientific explanation is modeling, or reducing a complex phenomenon into idealized or simplified components that are more amenable to mathematical manipulation. Newton represented an orbiting body by a point mass, for instance, while working out the law of gravity. No scientific theory should be considered valid or complete, however, unless it can be reconciled with the real world to an acceptable degree of approximation that is both useful and falsifiable. The fallacy of reductionism lies in asserting that the subset represents the essence of the whole, and nothing else need be considered in the explanation: e.g., Thomas Hobbes’ view of man as merely a machine subject to physical laws. Clearly our bodies obey the law of gravity, but can our human qualities like honesty, rationality or altruism be reduced to material substances? In his view, yes – but then, such an assumption would undermine his own rationality, and consequently, the validity of his philosophical system (see self-referential fallacy). Note: From September 7 to 23, new articles on CEH will be sparse or non-existent while the Editor is on travel and speaking. Thanks for your patience.(Visited 295 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Gift Ideas For Techies And Regular Folk [Infographic]

first_imgIf all else fails, of course, there’s always the gift card option. But you can do better than that if you try…Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts Tags:#e-commerce brian proffitt 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Technology may not be the most personal of gifts, but it’s got two things going for it as a holiday offering:1. Typically this is the time of year when tech prices are cut2. Tech gifts usually last for a while.But how do you know what tech gizmo or service people want? Tthat’s the real question, isn’t it?Start with this rule of thumb: Don’t buy someone a smartphone or computer unless you know exactly what they want. Purchasing such items as a surprise gift – unless it’s for a young child – usually doesn’t work out very well, since the odds are you won’t be able to figure what will really make them happy.All is not lost, though. There’s plenty of tech out there that makes a great gift for that special someone. I’ll start with some cool stuff that I’m either buying or coveting. (If they don’t work for you in terms of price or availability, hopefully they’ll spark ideas for similar items.) And if you need hard-core gift suggestions for true technology professionals but don’t want to spoil the surprise by asking what they want, take a look at the infographic from the IT community at Spiceworks.Casual TechMoleskine Evernote Smart Notebook. Earlier this year I riffed on Evernote, the note-gathering and organizational app, but this line of paper notebooks is a pretty nice way to combine the use of paper note-taking, which a lot of people still do, with electronic organization. Throw in a nice fountain pen, and you’ve got a very personal gift for the organizer in your life.Roku 2. If you know someone who loves to stream entertainment from the Interwebs, Rokus are awesomely cool devices to give them. Starting at $49.99, the price is about right, too. There’s no subscription with these devices; any existing Netflix, Hulu Plus, or Amazon subscription is completely compatible. And that’s just the tip of the channels available.Serious TechNexus 7. There’s a lot of tablets out there now, in a lot of sizes. Here’s why I like the Nexus 7: the size is right for users who just want to consume content. And the $199 starting price makes it the best deal on the tablet market right now.Nikon Coolpix P300. It’s a little weird to recommend a stand-alone camera in an age where every mobile phone comes with its own camera. But frankly, for anything more than quick snapshots, most phone cameras suck. Serious photography enthusiasts will have serious equipment needs, but even casual image takers sometimes need something more than a phone, The Coolpix P300 is compact, powerful and takes great pictures.Tech For FunIf you have a serious geek to buy for, the best site by far to visit is ThinkGeek. With a myriad of tech toys, apparel and gadgets, the only problem you will have finding something is making sure your gift recipient doesn’t already have it.For the discriminating science fiction lovers, try these totally cool items: Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years. Got a serious Trekker on your planet? Is there any other kind? This hardback volume features key documents and events for the first 150 of Star Trek’s United Federation of Planets. But if there’s someone strong with the Force in your life, this 50-inch Super Star Destroyer from Lego will keep them doing, not trying.What The IT Pros WantBut what if you’re buying for serious tech heads, and you don’t want to ask them what they’re hoping to find under the tree. The folks at Spiceworks have just released their own survey results on the tools and toys most wanted by IT professionals: 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

US Open glance: Muguruza vs. Kvitova highlights 4th round

first_imgRain in the evening. High of 66 degrees (19 Celsius).SATURDAY’S RESULTSMen’s third round: No. 1 Rafael Nadal beat Leonardo Mayer 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-1, 6-4; No. 3 Roger Federer beat No. 31 Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-3, 7-5; No. 6 Dominic Thiem beat No. 30 Adrian Mannarino 7-5, 6-3, 6-4; No. 9 David Goffin beat No. 18 Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-1, retired; No. 24 Juan Martin Del Potro beat No. 11 Roberto Bautista-Agut 6-3, 6-3, 6-4; Aleksandr Dolgopolov beat Viktor Troicki 6-1, 6-0, 6-4; Andrey Rublev beat Damir Dzumhur 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4; Philipp Kohlschreiber beat John Millman 7-5, 6-2, 6-4.Women’s third round: No. 1 Karolina Pliskova beat No. 27 Zhang Shuai 3-6, 7-5, 6-4; No. 4 Elina Svitolina beat Shelby Rogers 6-4, 7-5; No. 20 CoCo Vandeweghe beat No. 10 Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 4-6, 6-4; Daria Kasatkina beat No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-2; No. 15 Madison Keys beat No. 17 Elena Vesnina 2-6, 6-4, 6-1; Jennifer Brady beat Monica Niculescu 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (3); Lucie Safarova beat Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-2; Kaia Kanepi beat Naomi Osaka 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.STAT OF THE DAYADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul 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 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, waves to fans after beating Caroline Garcia, of France, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in New York. APA quick look at the U.S. Open :LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAYADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The fourth round begins, with the most anticipated matchup being reigning Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza against two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at night in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Muguruza is seeded No. 3; Kvitova is No. 13. They are among the most powerful hitters in the game today. For Kvitova, this is her toughest matchup since returning to action at the French Open following surgery on her left hand as a result of an attack by a knife-wielding intruder at her home in the Czech Republic in December. “I would be happy (to) see a top-10 player, finally. That’s means I’m kind of deep in the tournament, finally,” Kvitova said. “It’s nice to play someone who won a Grand Slam this year. I’m really looking forward (to) the big stage and (to) that match.” Another past Wimbledon champion, No. 9 Venus Williams, is also in Ashe, playing Carla Suarez Navarro in the afternoon. In men’s play, the revelation of the tournament, 18-year-old Canadian qualifier Denis Shapovalov, takes on the highest-seeded man left in the bottom half of the draw, No. 12 Pablo Carreno Busta.SUNDAY’S FORECASTFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingRain. High of 73 degrees (23 Celsius).SATURDAY’S WEATHER Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Knights, Lions relish unlikely team-up in NCAA All-Star Game MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 16 — Unforced errors by Roger Federer in his victory; he averaged 62 in his first two matches.QUOTE OF THE DAY“Maybe ‘The Real Housewives’ will want to play tennis one day.” — CoCo Vandweghe, the 20th-seeded American, who says she likes to watch reality TV shows. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View commentslast_img read more

LeBron Promises To Bring The Heat

first_imgSAN ANTONIO — Early the night of June 15, LeBron James will gather his Miami Heat teammates around him and offer a few final words of wisdom before they try to extend their reign as NBA champions.James never rehearses the speech, but already knows what the gist will be.“It would be in the range of, ‘Why not us?’” James said. “Why not us? History is broken all the time. And obviously we know we’re against the greatest of odds.”Against the greatest of odds, against maybe the greatest of San Antonio Spursteams, too. Both are very much against the Heat now, and both are winning. The Spurs are a victory away from their fifth championship, and will go for it at home June 15 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.The Spurs are the 32nd team in NBA history to hold a 3-1 lead in the finals. All 31 of the previous teams have won the title.“History is made to be broken, and why not me be a part of it? That would be great,” James said. “That would be a great story line, right? But we’ll see what happens. I’ve got to live in the moment, though, before we even get to that point.”The Spurs have the same way of thinking.They took command of the finals in stunning fashion by not just winning in Miami, but winning twice — and winning big. San Antonio won Games 3 and 4 on the road by a combined 40 points, never trailing by more than two in either contest and running out to 25-point leads in each.“We’ve got to act like we’re coming into it like it’s a road game,” Spurs guard Danny Green said. “It’s a mentality thing. We have to come up with the same mentality we do on the road and try to protect home court and play with desperation.”There was no talk from the Spurs about closing in on a title, or anything remotely close to that topic. They thought they had it wrapped up with 28 seconds left in Game 6 last season against Miami and saw it slip away — so even with a 3-1 lead and being at home instead the road for this potential clinching situation, it’s pretty clear that San Antonio isn’t willing to leave anything to chance.“They’re going to come out and give us their best punch possible,” Spurs star Tim Duncan said.“We know that they’re back-to-back champs and they’ve been in this situation before and they have all the confidence in the world that they can win these games. So we have to do just the same. Come out there and say, hey, we’re going to take it little by little, quarter by quarter, and see what happens.”That all sounds good, and he meant every word.Thing is, the Heat — these Heat, anyway — haven’t been in this situation before. Since James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh teamed up, the Heat have never trailed 3-1 in a series.Until now.“We’re not so entitled or jaded that we’re above having to fight for it, and that’s what it is right now,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “It’s competition. So we’ve got to find a way to fight and get this next game, and that’s what it’s all about.”Miami took a day off Friday. Mario Chalmers played with his son, James watched some film and rested at home, Udonis Haslem tried to relax with family. Wade, who missed nine of his first 10 shots — raising questions about his health — went a different way.He went into the gym, by himself, looking for answers. “I have very good reason that everything could change,” Wade said. “As I continue to say throughout the season, it’s a game-to-game thing.”Wade was down 2-0 in the 2006 finals, and trailed by 13 points in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of that series against Dallas. The Heat won that championship in six games.“You have to pull from your experiences,” Wade said, “and know where you came from to know where you’re trying to go.”That also applies to the Spurs.Losing the last two games of the finals last year still stings San Antonio. That series was portrayed widely as the Spurs’ last hurrah — an aging team with old stars, there’s no way they could come back from something as devastating as letting the 2013 championship slip away, right?Wrong.The Spurs finished with the best record in the regular season, and are one win shy of just being the best team, period.“Whatever success anyone has is due to a lot of factors,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “Some of it is not even your doing. Sometimes things just happen. So success is a pretty complicated thing.”So are comebacks. But James is eager for the chance. “For me, it’s like you either don’t make the playoffs or you win a championship,” James said. “There’s no in-between.”(TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Aris Fans Welcome Basketball Legend Nick Galis at the Macedonia Airport (Video)

first_imgGalis moved to Greece where he dominated for over a decade in the local and European basketball scene, winning seven straight league titles with Aris and then top place with the national basketball team in the 1987 European Championships.The Panhellenic Association of Paid Basketball Players expressed its gratitude to Galis in a press release on Saturday.“This legend was inducted in the Hall of Fame, the museum of top [players], and reminded all Americans of Greece- this small country that some people didn’t know until 2006 in the other side of the Atlantic […] We thank him and will be grateful for the rest of our lives,” it said.The Hellenic Basketball Federation said the event is “a distinction that constitutes an honour for Greek basketball and of course for him.”“The HBF congratulates the Greek athlete for the highest distinction with which his name entered the pantheon of the sport’s history,” it added.Greek NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo tweeted his respect for Galis, adding he hoped he’ll join the ranks of top basketball players in the future. “RESPECT…Hopefully one day I can be on the same stage and have my name next to yours.”TweetPinShare0 Shares THESSALONIKI – Dozens of people have welcomed at Macedonia Airport, on Monday, the Greek basketball legend Nikos Galis, who was one of 10 inductees in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday, as part of the 2017 class.Born to Greek immigrants in New Jersey, he was drafted by the Celtics but never made the team due to an injury.last_img read more

10 months agoLuiz insists Chelsea in the title race

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Luiz insists Chelsea in the title raceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender David Luiz insists they’re in the title race.Chelsea are fourth in the table ahead of their match against Leicester at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and go into the festive period looking to make it three league wins in a row.”Everybody knows the Premier League is so difficult, we have to think step by step,” the Brazil international told Sky Sports News.”Of course the boss tries to give us the maths and to give us one direction to follow and we trying to get the points to be there and fighting for the title not just for the top four.”It’s not my first Premier League [season] so I know anything can happen.” last_img read more

a month agoMan City boss Pep Guardiola: I have no money!

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Pep Guardiola: I have no money!by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he has no money to spend in January.It’s been suggested Guardiola is seeking a new centre-half signing for the winter market.But the manager insists: “It’s not up to me, but we can’t buy anyone in January.”We do not have the money to deposit large amounts. That didn’t work in the summer, so not in the winter either.“We will do it with the players that we have. With Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Eric Garcia and the new players in the youth academy. We have young talented players that we can count on.” He added: “Vinny (Kompany) had a great personality and he was very helpful to me and the entire club. But he has decided to go to Anderlecht and we must continue.” last_img read more

LOréal Paris calls on public to nominate inspiring volunteers for 2018 Women

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement MONTREAL – L’Oréal Paris opened nominations today for its 2018 Women of Worth Awards honouring inspiring women who ignite change in their communities through exceptional volunteer work. The signature philanthropic program embodies the L’Oréal Paris belief that ‘Every Woman is Worth It’ by elevating and celebrating altruistic women who find beauty in giving back. The public is invited to nominate extraordinary Canadian women until October 15th at womenofworth.ca.“It was an absolute honour to be awarded as one of Canada’s first L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Honourees and the National Honouree for 2017,” said Eva von Jagow, founder of DueNORTH, a foundation to promote access to nutritional and affordable food to all children and youth in Canada’s North. “Women of Worth brought together such an inspiring group of Canadian women who are each making extraordinary, positive changes in their communities that I was truly humbled to be in their company. The opportunity to meet these women and hear their stories was as valuable as the infusion of the financial grant to my charity and the increased media awareness. Women of Worth was a life changing experience.”Call for nominations now open at womenofworth.ca Actress Blake Lively poses with 10 inspiring honourees and Canadian media personalities at the 2017 Inaugural Women of Worth Gala in Toronto. L’Oréal Paris’ Women of Worth philanthropic program, now moving into its second year, celebrates 10 extraordinary Canadian volunteers by awarding a total of $110,000 in financial grants to their organizations. (L’Oreal Paris) The ten selected 2018 Honourees, will become part of the Canadian Women of Worth community joining the ten inspiring women volunteers who were recognized as Canada’s inaugural 2017 Women of Worth Honourees earlier this year. Honourees are selected from hundreds of nominations and recognized for the significant impact on their community.  Women of Worth Honourees receive a total of $110,000 in financial grants from L’Oréal Paris for their non-profit organizations.“Our inaugural Canadian Women of Worth are incredible women championing a range of important causes from helping homeless women build sustainable careers, to providing free childcare to mothers with cancer, to helping refugees build their new lives in Canada to fighting against child exploitation,” said Milan Mladjenovic, General Manager, L’Oréal Paris in Canada. “It’s an honour to be able to publicly celebrate these awe-inspiring women by shining a spotlight on their causes and providing financial support to help them reach and benefit even more Canadians.”CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2018 WOMEN OF WORTHThe nomination period for the 2018 Canadian Women of Worth program is now open through October 15, 2017. Following a rigorous review, the pool of applicants will be narrowed down to ten Honourees who will each be awarded a $10,000 grant for her non-profit cause. One of these Honourees, chosen by an esteemed judging panel with input from online voting in February, will be selected as the National Honouree and awarded an additional $10,000 grant for a total of $20,000 to support her organization. All of the 2018 Honourees will receive a trip for two to Toronto on March 8, 2018 (International Women’s Day) where they will be recognized at a star-studded awards ceremony hosted by L’Oréal Paris.For more information about the Women of Worth program, to nominate a woman making a difference or to learn more about the 2017 Canadian Honourees, visit womenofworth.ca.ABOUT L’ORÉAL PARIS   The L’Oréal Paris division of L’Oréal Canada is a total beauty care brand dedicated to empowering women by offering the most luxurious and innovative products and services available in the mass market. The brand’s signature tagline, “Because I’m Worth It” celebrates the beauty and intrinsic self-worth of women. L’Oréal Paris provides women and men around the world with products in four major beauty categories: hair colour, haircare, skincare and cosmetics. For more information about L’Oréal Paris visit lorealparis.ca or follow on Twitter or Snap @LOrealParisCAN, Facebook @LOrealParisCanada or Instagram @LOrealMakeup #womenofworthCAN. Login/Register With:center_img Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

The Latest Canada gets access to exdiplomat in China

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Latest on talks between the U.S. and Canada (all times local):11:47 a.m.Canada’s ambassador to China has received consular access to detained ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig four days after he was arrested in China.Canada’s Global Affairs Department says Ambassador John McCallum met with Kovrig in Beijing on Friday.The department says they are continuing to press for access to another Canadian, entrepreneur Michael Spavor, who was also detained in China on Monday. The two were arrested in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the United States.Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of telecommunications giant Huawei, on Dec. 1 at the request of the United States. The U.S. wants her extradited to face charges that she and her company misled banks about the company’s business dealings in Iran. A Canadian judge released Meng on bail Tuesday.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis were meeting their Canadian counterparts on Friday for discussions expected to be dominated by the arrests.__11:04 a.m.The U.S. and Canada are holding high-stakes talks amid an escalating dispute with China that threatens to further complicate ties between the North American neighbours.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis were meeting their Canadian counterparts on Friday for discussions expected to be dominated by Canada’s arrest of a Chinese tech executive at Washington’s request. China has detained two Canadians in apparent retaliation.The case has set off a three-way diplomatic furor in which Canada is stuck in the middle.Canada arrested the chief financial officer of telecoms giant Huawei (WAH’-way) on Dec. 1. The U.S. wants her extradited on charges she and her company violated sanctions on Iran. But a Canadian judge released her on bail Tuesday.The Associated Presslast_img read more