Recent Poll Reveals 95 Percent of Biologists Say Human Life Begins at Conception

first_imgThe New American 22 July 2019Family First Comment: 95% of 5,500 biologists — with specialties ranging from anatomy, biochemistry, cellular biology, genetics, and physiology — believe that “a human’s life begins at fertilization”, even those who are “very pro-choice,” “very liberal,” and consider themselves to be “strong Democrats”.#biologymattersIn writing his majority opinion in Roe v. Wade in 1973, Associate Justice Harry Blackmun complained that neither he nor any of the experts in the field of medicine, philosophy, or theology knew when life began, and so he developed an extra-legal theory — a “right to privacy” — that permitted him and a majority of the Supreme Court to rule that abortion was constitutional. Wrote Blackmun:We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, in this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.How would Blackmun (who died in 1999) and his majority supporters rule if they knew then that 95 percent of 5,500 biologists — with specialties ranging from anatomy, biochemistry, cellular biology, genetics, and physiology — believe that “a human’s life begins at fertilization”?What if they knew that of those biologists, even those who are “very pro-choice,” “very liberal,” and consider themselves to be “strong Democrats” believe life begins at conception?That is the result of a study conducted by Ph.D. candidate Steven Andrew Jacobs in the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. Published in academic circles a year ago, it is now coming to light in what could well turn out to be a tipping point in the abortion controversy.READ MORE: read more

2 persons caught selling liquor in San Jose

first_imgPolice personnel inspect bottles of liquor seized from Joshua Panaligan, who was nabbed in an entrapment operation in Barangay 1, San Jose, Antique on May 20. The sale and purchase of liquors or any alcoholic beverages in this province is temporary prohibited. SAN JOSE MPS Twelve bottles of 750 ml liquor worth P7,200 (P600 each) were seized from the 28-year-old Joshua Panaligan in Barangay 1, a police report showed. Gov. Rhodora Cadiao’s Provincial Ordinance 2020-204 temporary prohibits the sale and purchase of liquors or any alcoholic beverages during the state of enhanced or general community quarantine in this province. SAN JOSE, Antique – Two persons selling overpriced liquor in secret were arrested in two separate operations here. According to police investigators, Escalona was hiding the liquor in two carton boxes placed inside a yellow sack.center_img Resident Rodrigo Escalona Sr. yielded 42 bottles of 350 ml liquor worth P12,000 in total, police said. The suspects were all detained in the custodial facility of the San Jose municipal police station, facing charges./PN Panaligan – resident of the village – was arrested around 12:35 p.m. on May 20 after selling liquor to an undercover cop in exchange for P7,000, it added.He was hiding the liquor inside a white sack.In Barangay 3, meanwhile, police apprehended a businessman around 9:30 p.m. of the same day.last_img read more

League apologises for Chelsea error

first_imgThe Premier League has apologised to Chelsea after an article which appeared to confirm Jose Mourinho as the club’s new manager was published on its official website. Mourinho, who managed Chelsea between 2004 and 2007 and led them to back-to-back Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006, is widely expected to return to Stamford Bridge and on Saturday night took charge of his final match as Real Madrid boss. The article’s sub-header read ‘Portuguese coach back at Stamford Bridge after signing a XX-year contract’, and the Premier League indicated it was an article which was being prepared in anticipation of a possible announcement. The Premier League is trying to ascertain whether the publication of the article was the result of a system failure or human error. The Mourinho-era at Real ended on Saturday night with a 4-2 win over Osasuna in the Primera Division, with the Portuguese having already confirmed he would leave the Spanish giants at the end of the season. In a statement to the club’s fans published on the Real website on Friday, he said: “I wish everyone associated with Real Madrid much happiness in the future. “I appreciate the support of lots of fans and respect the criticism of others. Once again, a lot of happiness to everyone and, above all, good health. Hala Madrid!” The article, headlined ‘Jose Mourinho makes Chelsea return’, was published with Monday’s date on it and has since been removed from the website. A spokesman for the Premier League confirmed the article had been published in error. A Premier League spokesman said: “It was a publishing error. We took it down as soon as we were notified of it, and we’ve spoken to and apologised to Chelsea. We have no prior knowledge of any movement or any announcement (regarding Mourinho).” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

JC transfer rounds out USC’s spring enrollees

first_imgClaude Pelon, a 6-foot-5, 285-lb. defensive lineman, has enrolled at USC, becoming the last of five early enrollees for the 2014-15 football season.Pelon is transferring from Mesa Community College in Mesa, Ariz., where he recorded 52 tackles last year in addition to two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Pelon committed to the Trojans in December and was set to enroll at USC at the beginning of this semester, but had to handle his academic affairs before transferring.Pelon received offers from reigning national champion Florida State, Nebraska, California, Baylor, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington and a number of other schools before choosing USC. The Orlando, Fla. native said he was close to committing to Washington, where USC’s new football coach, Steve Sarkisian, used to serve as head coach. USC’s hire of Sarkisian convinced Pelon to commit to the Trojans.Pelon will add to USC’s impressive crop of talent out of Florida. Many of the Trojans’ top players were recruited from the Sunshine State, including junior wide receiver Nelson Agholor and redshirt junior tailback Javorius Allen, who each had standout seasons last year.Pelon’s relationship with All-American junior defensive end Leonard Williams, a Daytona, Fla. native, also reportedly influenced his decision.Pelon will join four other early enrollees in spring practice. These include offensive lineman Jordan Austin from Claremont, Calif., quarterback Jalen Greene from Gardena, Calif., outside linebacker/defensive end Don Hill from Boise, Idaho and offensive lineman Toa Lobendahn from La Habra, Calif.USC’s spring enrollees have typically fared well in their first seasons.Freshman safety Su’a Cravens, who entered spring practice early last year, netted four interceptions, 53 tackles and two forced fumbles in his first season with the Trojans, earning him Freshman All-American honors.Justin Davis’ early enrollment last year prepared him for a breakout freshman season. Before sustaining a season-ending ankle injury, the Stockton, Calif. native rushed for 361 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 51.6 yards per game.Of course, not all spring enrollees see the field in their freshman season. Last year’s most high-profile early enrollee was quarterback Max Browne, the Gatorade National Player of the Year out of Sammamish, Wash. Despite his accolades, Browne was left out of the quarterback race last season, but is expected to battle for the starting spot next year.With the departure of redshirt junior defensive end George Uko and senior outside linebacker Morgan Breslin, Pelon has a chance to be part of an intimidating tandem at defensive end with Williams. Hill, who has alternated between defensive end and outside linebacker, also has a shot at strengthening USC’s vaunted front seven. Meanwhile, offensive tackle  Kevin Graf’s graduation leaves a spot open for Austin or Lobendahn. Greene faces steep odds, competing with Browne and redshirt juniors Cody Kessler and Max Wittek for the starting position at quarterback.USC begins spring practice on March 11.last_img read more

PH netball squad gets bamboozled by Thailand

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Teen gunned down in Masbate End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangascenter_img Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Under Armour PH ambassador Mark Striegl makes dominant return to URCC cage KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines dropped an 86-3 decision to Thailand Tuesday at the start of women’s netball competitions at Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara Sports Complex.Coming here to gain a much-needed exposure for a sport that is trying to gain ground in the country, the Filipinos failed to get a grip of the game amid a well-oiled Thais side.ADVERTISEMENT The Thais, the bronze medalists two years ago in Singapore, opened with a 46-1 lead at halftime and went on cruise control from then on.By third period, the Filipinos tried to make a big push but just couldn’t get through Thailand’s tough defense, trailing behind 64-3 entering the fourth period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’It was a big heartbreak for the Philippines which is hoping to improve from a lackluster debut in Singapore 2015. Back then, the Thais downed the Filipinos (62-22) in the preliminaries.They will play Brunei at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Pain for Ghana despite Late Winner

first_imgGhana’s Black Queens, (otherwise known as Black Princesses) the U-20 female national team ended their dream to advance to the last eight of the FIFA 2014 Women’s World Cup despite their 2-1 win over Finland last Tuesday, as host Canada joined Korea DPR on goal-difference.Ghana’s undoing was in their second match against Korea DPR who trounced them 3-0. So far Ghana scored three goals, as against four by Canada with Korea DPR with five goals. In Tuesday’s game, Ghana’s Jennifer Cudjoe scored four minutes from full time to secure 2-1 victory.It was Finland that got the opener in the 50th minute through striker Juliette Kemppi and Ghana’s Sherifatu Sumaila leveled in the 71st minute before the late winner. While Ghana’s game was held in Moncton, Korea DPR’s match against Canada the same day was played in Montreal.They were two matches that their results were needed to determine who moved into the final eight or the quarter-finals. If Ghana had scored more than two goals, that could have secured them a chance, since Canada streaked ahead with one point over Ghana. Despite Ghana’s exit, their match against Finland who got not even a point saw both teams playing not to lose with each searching desperately for the win that hopefully could have lifted their chances to the last eight.Perhaps Finland was playing a blind, and desperately finding a winner to prevent three losses in three matches, which in the end they could not get. But that they played so strongly and only succumbed to defeat just four minutes against Ghana indicated how determined they were prepared to demand some respect. In any case, both Ghana and Finland would blame their failures to have made use of chances that came their way, respectively.For example, striker Wasila Diwura-Soale of Ghana failed to convert a golden opportunity from close range for Ghana, and Finland’s Nora Heroum also struck the crossbar with a free-kick. Finland’s Emilia Iskanius was subsequently forced to clear off the line for the Europeans after Ghana’s Diwura-Soale had looked to profit from the goalkeeper’s error. If anything at all, it was the Finns that came better off in the early part with better openings as Natalia Kuikka and Heroum both narrowly failed to find their targets until Kemppi found the opener from a pass with Ria Oling’s assist.As the game moved on to the end and desperate Ghana turned on the power, the equalizer came as a matter of course with Sumaila taking advantage of a turnover to slot home and fifteen minutes later when Finland goalkeeper Krista Moisio made a superb point-blank stop from Veronica Appiah, team-mate Cudjoe powerfully converted home with a drive from the edge of the penalty area for the winner.Other results on Tuesday: Germany trounced Brazil 5-1; USA defeated China PR 3-0 and Canada defeated Korea PDR 1-0.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Road Network is Key to Poverty Reduction -US Envoy

first_imgThe development of road networks for greater access to markets and basic social services are cardinal to the reduction of poverty in post Ebola Liberia, United States Ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac has declared.She spoke through a proxy, Madam Barbara Dickerson, during a 49 kilometer road dedication last week in Bong County, noting that creating good road networks that connect farms to markets is a key component to fighting poverty.Madam Dickerson, USAID Deputy Mission Director to Liberia, acknowledged that road investment can create opportunities for the poor directly through employment in labor-based road construction, rehabilitation and maintenance.“Better roads also mean that people can significantly reduce the inordinate amount of time spent travelling short distances on bad roads. Also, improved roads can lower the relatively high cost of rural transportation, which often strains the meager income of rural dwellers,” said Ambassador Malac.She lauded the local contractor, Westwood Corporation, for the rehabilitation of the 49 kilometer road in Bong, Lofa and Nimba Counties.She pledged her government’s continuous support toward Liberia’s reconstruction, noting that the American people are fully behind Liberia.She commended Westwood Corporation general manager, Samuel B. Cooper III, and other implementing partners for the level of work accomplished.The local contractor also completed a 36-kilometer project in Lofa and Nimba Counties, which represent 85 kilometers of roads completed under the USAID-funded farm-to-market road rehabilitation project.The US diplomat maintained that her government remains strongly committed to working with the government of Liberia to achieve the country’s transportation development agenda as outlined in the Agenda for Transformation (AfT), the National Decentralization Policy (NDP) and the Transport Master Plan (TMP).In remarks, Bong County Superintendent, Selena Polson Mappy, described road connectivity as an important tool in the country’s development and if addressed, “could help boost economic activities of rural dwellers and Liberia in general. She indicated that the rehabilitation of major farm-to-market roads funded by the U.S. government will assist marketers as they commute from one place to another to sell their produce.Westwood Corporation vice president and administrative manager, Mrs. Agnes Cooper, pledged her company’s staunch commitment to Liberia’s rebuilding process.According to her, the growth and development of every nation squarely rests on quality roads to support government’s socio-economic deliverables. She said Westwood will continue to contribute to road rehabilitation and construction in Liberia given the availability of modern equipment, engineers and contractors employed by the company.At the same time, Public Works Deputy Minister for Administration, Roland Giddings, underscored the need for road sustainability across Liberia.Giddings pointed out that most of the roads are being rehabilitated every year due to the lack of proper maintenance.He said: “If the country’s road network is to be improved, government and its development partners must employ modern technology such as the Otta Seal process which has been successfully used in other countries. Until then, infrastructure development remains a serious challenge.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana/Canada: An alliance of shared values – Greenidge

first_imgThe Guyana Government will continue to collaborate with Canada in a wide range of areas from developing the petroleum sector to promoting human rights, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said.High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee shares a toast with Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge during the Canada Day celebrationsHe made the remark during a Canada Day reception on Thursday evening at the Marriott Hotel, marking the country’s 151st anniversary, noting the joint effort to combat the adverse effects of climate change, adopt policies aimed at reducing poverty, advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, as it seeks to develop capacity and safeguard its citizens.“Our alliance premised on shared values has resulted in the development of genuine, productive partnership evident in the programme of bilateral cooperation that has delivered concrete and quantifiable benefits to Guyana.”The two countries’ partnership has seen Guyana benefiting from assistance in the areas of anti-crime capacity building, debt relief, live streaming of the National Assembly, upgrading of the research unit of Parliament, implementation of the Disability Act of Guyana; and support in the integrated sundried tomato project. Canada has also played a critical role in Guyana’s forestry and mining sectors.As Guyana embraces the imminent economic transformation, it remains mindful of the fact that the world is increasingly integrated, Minister Greenidge stressed. He applauded the Government and people of Canada for their strides over the years, particularly in its diversity, strong system of governance, sustainable prosperity and economic and social stability.High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee highlighted the achievements Canada has made over the years.In 2015, the country achieved gender parity in federal cabinet and includes Ministers who are openly gay and those born out of Canada. In 2016, Canada was the largest trading partner with Caricom with US$700 million in merchandise trade. The country also welcomes 300,000 immigrants yearly. These achievements exemplify the country’s diverse and inclusive nature, High Commissioner Chatterjee said.“Canada is a peaceful pluralistic society with strong democratic values. Our country isn’t perfect… our inclusive society means that the rights of all citizens regardless of race, religion, language, gender, sexual orientation are respected and that everyone has a contribution to make,” the High Commissioner added.last_img read more

Dreher finishes first round of Symetra Classic four over par

first_imgShe started her round from the tenth hole and it proved to be quite the struggle as she triple bogeyed the par five. Despite the early stumble Dreher managed to birdie three out of four holes between 13 and 16, but additional bogey’s on 14 and 17 hindered her recovery.She went on to par her first two holes on the front nine but dropped a stroke on the third. Dreher put together a decent front nine overall with pars on seven of the nine holes. She also bogeyed the par four ninth.The top Canadian in the field is Samantha Richdale of Kelowna B.C.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Killbillies fall just short in final game of 2014

first_imgAnyone interesting in joining the Killbillies team in any capacity is encouraged to get in touch with them on their Facebook page, Energetic City Roller Derby Association. After the game coach Ashley Large spoke glowingly about his team’s performance considering the ranking of the leagues the two teams play in.“When you consider that we’re playing against a league that started in 2006 and playing against a league that as a whole is ranked 29th in Canada. We’re in the hundreds. I told the team to tie this team is amazing, and to have an overtime jam, wonderful,” Large said.He added the game was a great learning experience of the Killbillies as the game was the first time the two teams played each other.- Advertisement -“They acted and behaved differently and strategized differently than what we typically see which is what we want. We wanted to play someone different. We’ve seen what everybody does we play three of four times. The difference was they were smarter here and there. We had a few small minor errors and they capitalized,” Large explained.Looking forward to next season team captain Amanda Rathburn is looking forward to an expanded schedule as the squad is looking to continue to improve their game.“We’re hoping to pull in a few more people. We’re hoping to have an A team and a B team, or at least a travelling team and a home team. Being in the north here we have two cities in Alberta that are closer than here in B.C. We’re aiming for some of the bigger tournaments. We’re aiming to acquire a second bench coach to help Ashley out. We need refs and we need volunteers,” she said.Advertisementlast_img read more