University you Limerick campus aerialPhoto: True MediaAMERICAN Billionaire Chuck Feeney who donated nearly €160million to University of Limerick has wound up his philanthropic fund. “If you give while living, the money goes to work quickly, everyone gets to see the action and the results, that’s what we’re all about,” Mr Feeney explained some years ago. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Linkedin Email BusinessLimerickNewsGod bless Chuck FeeneyBy Staff Reporter – September 16, 2020 2456 Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleFree Webinar to give public information about Limerick Development PlanNext articleHomeowners won’t face increased Local Property Tax bills next year Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter TAGSChuck FeeneyKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The 89 year old who made his money from creating airport retailer Duty Free Shoppers with Robert Miller in 1960, has now fulfilled his life-long dream to give away his fortune.“Through Atlantic Philanthropies, UL Foundation received €152 million in donations”, a UL spokeswoman told the Limerick Post.The University of Limerick Foundation received the highest grant aid in the Republic of Ireland at $181.5 million, followed by the Trinity Foundation at $162.1 million, Dublin City University Education Trust at $128.2 million, Cork University Foundation at $91.2 million, and Galway University Foundation at $79.5 million.The dozens of projects Feeney supported at UL include• Bernal Institute• Irish World Academy of Music and Dance• Medical School – building and scholarship programme• UL Sports Arena• UL Concert HallFeeney also funded on campus residences, such as student villages, as well as the the UL President’s residence. Feeney also supported “a wide selection of professorships and research scholarships” including the “Women’s Studies programme”.Feeney also funded “various artworks, including Desmond Kinney mosaics, and the Sean Scully sculpture” at UL.Major infrastructure also funded by Feeney include the vehicular bridge, entrance to campus; the Foundation Building; UL Peace Institute; UL Library building, and Student Centre building.The veteran entrepreneur signed the papers to dissolve his Atlantic Philanthropies foundation which in total, provided more than $8 billion (€6.8 billion) in grants over the past 38 years. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live
– The Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! – The Associated Press Olympics special for producer A week ago, he wowed audiences with Prince at the Super Bowl halftime show. Now, producer Don Mischer is turning to a different challenge: designing the opening ceremony for October’s Special Olympics in Shanghai. Mischer is a veteran producer of events from the Atlanta Olympics to concerts by Cher and Michael Jackson. “This will have a higher profile than any other Special Olympics,” Mischer said. The Shanghai event is expected to draw more than 10,000 disabled athletes from at least 170 countries and territories. The competition is a prelude to the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. Two teenage girls posted a fake announcement on their Trenton, Ohio, school district’s Web site saying school was closed for the day because of winter weather, police said. The notice confused many parents – snow was not in the forecast – and persuaded some students to stay home. Edgewood City Schools Superintendent Tom York said he discovered the posting when he logged on to write his own announcement that school would be delayed because of extreme cold. The two Edgewood High School students were charged in juvenile court on Friday and face expulsion.
EDMONTON, ALBERTA – RCMP are seeking the public’s help in the investigation into the devastating fires that ripped through Fort McMurray.In a release sent out today, police are asking for help regarding fire MWF-009, which started 15 km Southwest of the city. The fire led to numerous evacuations and damage.Police have ruled out lightening as a cause for the fire, and wildfire investigators believe it was likely human made. MWF-009 was first sighted by an airborne forestry crew 15-kilometers southwest of Fort McMurray on May 1st.- Advertisement -The RCMP is trying to figure out if the fire was criminally ignited. As of right now, police have made no determination of the cause of the fire but they would like to speak to anyone who was in the wilderness area known as the Horse River Trail System between April 29, 2016 and May 5, 2016.Police believe that these people may have information that could potentially help with the investigation. They are asked to call the RCMP’s dedicated toll-free wildfire investigation phone line at 1-844-620-9826 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous.
No need to draw a line between design and evolution, say two psychologists at the University of Iowa. Intelligent design is really a lot like evolution. They think we need to “better appreciate the actual forces that unite the processes of change across both evolutionary and developmental timescales.” This strange theory was announced by Science Daily this week about a paper in the upcoming issue of American Scientist by Edward Wasserman and Mark Blumberg.1 The press release gave some examples to show how intelligent design evolves:The authors note that even such grand human engineering achievements as suspension bridges and the space shuttle evolved through a process that owes more to lessons learned from failure than to foresight and purpose. Similarly, close examination reveals that such behaviors as Olympic high jumping and jockeys’ thoroughbred riding styles can also be found to have originated through trial-and-error learning, in which the inventor may be blissfully unaware of the achievement until only after it has emerged.They called Richard Dawkins’ argument about drawing a line between things that are designed and things that merely looked designed an “arcane argument.” That’s because in a way, Wasserman and Blumberg argued, everything evolves. At first glance this must strike some as terribly simplistic, or an equivocation that offers no solution at all. It’s hard to believe no one in the Darwin or I.D. camps has not given such things plenty of thought already – and shot them down, else the battle would not still be raging. But press releases can sometimes leave out important points. Did the paper fill in some missing pieces of argument? The key point in the paper is that human intelligent design does not usually involve foresight and planning as is usually assumed. Having introduced William Paley, Charles Darwin and Richard Dawkins, with their evolving ideas about design, the authors aimed their critique at the intuitive but dubious assumption that humans always engineer their contrivances with foresight and purpose. They referred to engineer Henry Petroski, who wrote in 1993 that human inventions “do not spring fully formed from the mind of some maker but, rather, become shaped and reshaped through the (principally negative) experiences of their users….” Form doesn’t follow function; it follows failure.Such uncritical acceptance of purpose and foresight in human design may well be unwise. After all, do we really know how door hinges and can openers were created? In fact, we may know less about the origins of these everyday contrivances than we know about the origins of bivalve shells, sharks and hedgehogs. By attributing the origins of animals and artifacts to different kinds of designers—one blind, the other intelligent—both Darwin and Dawkins lapse into the same kind of “designer thinking” that ensnared creationists like Paley. Such thinking rests on the familiarity and deceptive simplicity of mentalistic explanations of behavior, as when Dawkins uncritically appeals to the foresight and purpose of the watchmaker rather than entertaining possibly deeper questions about the origins of the watch. He may be giving human designers too much credit.From there, Wasserman and Blumberg argued that the history of any human invention is usually a history of failure and modification – a kind of evolutionary history. They drew from examples in the origin of powered flight, bridges, pyramids, cathedrals and space shuttles. “It is through this plodding process that today’s designs—typically instantiated in the form of a detailed blueprint—embody all of the hard, painful, but often unacknowledged lessons of the past,” they said. “Most of us are ignorant of that history, yet we glibly proclaim that the final products were intelligently designed, thereby perpetuating the myth of the creative moment.” Clearly, though, there have been some cases of invention that did not take this path of failure, but went directly from original concept to plan to product. Did they list any of those examples? No. Their next step was to evolutionize the mind so as to set the human designer into the context of organic evolution: “Because of the writings of Darwin, Dawkins and other biologists, many of us are now open to understanding the organic world in evolutionary terms—but are we equally willing to apply such evolutionary thinking to that last bastion of designer intelligence, our minds?” The brave – or fools – follow as Wasserman and Blumberg draw from examples of tool making by crows and chimpanzees. Do they represent examples of emergent creativity and insight in the animal kingdom, or just collected learning experiences? The authors declare their skepticism of “mentalistic” explanations for animal tool-making; “Indeed, we are unconvinced that creativity and insight are proper explanations even for human behavior.” One hopes that creativity and insight were not requirements for writing their paper.Of course, few people are unnerved when the cognitive prowess of crows or other animals is questioned. Things get stickier when we express similar skepticism about the human mind. Yet as with the invention of human artifacts, we see good reason to doubt the prevailing belief that novel human behaviors—what we might call behavioral inventions—are necessarily the products of a designing mind.For evidence, they went to the world of sports. High jumpers and jockeys have learned novel ways of achieving better performance sometimes by accident. Without design or forethought, athletes discover, once in awhile, new moves that work better. If they work, they are kept: that’s psychologist Edward Thorndike’s Law of Effect, propounded decades after Darwin’s death: “successful behavioral variations are retained and unsuccessful variations are not.” Sounds positively Darwinian. Darwin, who believed everything in nature proceeded according to fixed laws, would have been pleased to see even human intelligent design encompassed by an extension of his own law of natural selection. Wasserman and Blumberg were pleased, too:Our prime point here is the importance of the search for origins. Darwin has taught us that the search for the origin of species reveals the action of natural mechanisms that do not require guidance from a creative, intelligent designer. Similarly, Petroski has taught us to look beyond the romance of the iconoclastic inventor and the drama of the creative moment to appreciate the real origins of human artifacts. Petroski’s insight should free evolutionists from their continuing dispute with creationists over where to draw the line between things that really are designed and things that only appear to be designed. Belief in the existence of that false line only serves to obscure the powerful selectionist processes that are at work in producing so many of the world’s creations—both organic and synthetic.It sounds like they have just subsumed all of intelligent design into Darwinism.1. Edward Wasserman and Mark Blumberg, “Designing Minds: How should we explain the origins of novel behaviors?” American Scientist 98:3 (May-June 2010), page 183, DOI: 10.1511/2010.84.183.That’s one way to win a debate: eat your opponent. I’m afraid Mr. Darwin will find his meal a bit disagreeable and will end up vomiting it up, only to be swallowed up himself by what he disgorged, which, like a Klein bottle, leaves an outside observer wondering who is inside and who is outside. But if you are looking at a Klein bottle, you are outside it by definition, using your mind to observe it. This implies that Darwin just swallowed himself. Q.E.D. If anyone can find a sillier thesis than this to explain away intelligent design, published in a serious journal, by all means send it in, but give our readers a week to recover from the abdominal pains of laughter from this one. Presumably in the Psychology Department of the University of Iowa is some distance from the Engineering Department. Also, presumably, it is not required of psychology papers to get peer review by engineers. Anyone who has gone through a design review process and taken a product from concept through design through fabrication, bench test, readiness, field test, delivery and operations will read this paper and go “Huh? No wonder those guys are in the Psych Bldg. and not over here making the big bucks with the geeks.” Just because humans learn from failure, and occasionally gain insight by serendipity, does not mean they are following a Darwinian process or fixed law of nature. And just because humans find ways to continually refine and improve their inventions does not mean it resembles mutation and selection. Wasserman and Blumberg picked and chose examples to dress up their preconceived notions, but ignored many examples of deliberate, intentional, successful first-time design. Mozart could write manuscripts of verifiable masterpieces, right out of his mind, with no erasures or cross-outs. Works of genius like this have no Darwinian explanation. Even if mistakes in a project are made along the way, as happened often with Edison’s inventions, a hallmark of human invention is the foresight to envision a possibility and to bring together the pieces against their natural tendencies carrying a concept forward to fruition with dogged determination – sometimes against seemingly insurmountable odds. What on earth does that have to do with Darwinism? Zippo. Even a Zippo lighter illustrates intelligent design. Wasserman and Blumberg really need to go read some basic books on intelligent design before pretending to be ready to talk about it.Exercise: Think of examples of human design that contradict their portrayal of human invention following a Darwin-like process of tinkering via failure. Wasserman and Blumberg understand Darwinism less than they understand intelligent design. Darwin may have liked the concept of fixed laws of nature, but natural selection is not a law in the usual sense, even assuming the human mind can explicate unambiguously what a “fixed law of nature” could possibly refer to. Natural selection, at best, is only a constraint, a boundary. It says, “Can’t go there, or you die.” It has no power to create anything. The exquisite contrivances of nature (wings, eyes, livers, limbs, ATP synthase) had to “emerge” by the accumulation of accidents that didn’t cause death. There it is again: the Stuff Happens Law makes its inevitable appearance in Darwinland, as usual. Science flies out the window; stuff happens, whatever will be will be, someday over the rainbow a miracle may happen to you if you wish upon a star, and pigs can fly after enough tornadoes run through junkyards. Keep the stuff that doesn’t die, and that’s Darwinism. Anyone expect to get a brain by this process? Notice that Darwinism does not keep the stuff that will someday add up to an eye. Darwinism knows nothing of eyes. It is a blind galley slave to the immediate present. Bad accident: die. Neutral or good accident: live a day longer. Nothing adds up in Darwinland. Nothing has foresight, purpose, or plan. Wasserman and Blumberg are half-right on one point: there are no mentalistic explanations in Darwinland. Darwin cannot say that the crow is thinking ahead to create a tool to get the nut out of the bottle. Having assumed evolution, they failed to realize they were arguing in a circle to consider crow tool-making as ancestral to human inventiveness, but this is all academic by now, because they already shot the lights out in their little theater of the absurd, so the crowd may as well go home. They just attributed their own minds to fixed laws of nature. That includes their own creativity and foresight. They just shot the credibility, therefore, out of their own thesis; their arguments do not refer to anything that could be true, universal, necessary, or certain. Good grief. Why did we waste our time on this? Well, no experiment is ever a failure, really; it can always be used as a bad example (Rettinger’s Law).(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
8 July 2011 South Africa’s Centre for High Performance Computing is upgrading its capacity in computational power in support of the country’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). This follows the recent agreement between Intel South Africa Corporation and the SKA South Africa Project to partner in evaluating the highest Intel technologies in processing the enormous data rates produced by radio telescopes. South Africa, allied with eight other African countries, is competing against Australia (allied with New Zealand) to host the €1.5-billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA), an instrument 50-100 times more sensitive and 10 000 times faster than any radio imaging telescope yet built. The international science funding agencies and governments involved in the international SKA consortium are due to announce the winning bidder in 2012, with construction likely to start in 2016 and take place in phases over several years, with completion by about 2022. Supercomputing centre for scientists The Centre for High Performance Computing, which falls under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has been established over the last few years as a supercomputing centre serving South Africa’s scientists. Backed by the Department of Science and Technology, the state-of-the-art facility is supported by the latest in data centre power and network infrastructure, and operates a number of supercomputers with different architectures. These include a Blue Gene/P machine, a Sun Hybrid cluster and SMP systems, and a GPU-based cluster. The centre also supports a number of research labs on its premises, notably the ACE Lab, which is developing new computing hardware and software. The centre is also spearheading an initiative to establish a very large data storage capability for the country’s scientists. MeerKAT radio telescope SKA South Africa is currently building the KAT-7/MeerKAT radio telescope, a SKA precursor, in the rapidly developing Karoo Astronomy Reserve. “It is no accident that the MeerKAT engineering offices and control centre, and the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), are situated only a few kilometers from each other and are currently being linked together into the new South African Research Network (SANReN), providing superfast computer networks for research,” SKA South Africa said in a recent statement. “Now that the MeerKAT team has the KAT-7 telescope operational in the Karoo, and a 10 Gbps (in the first phase) data link coming online in July from the Karoo into the CHPC, these two initiatives will link up to process the large data volumes in novel ways which may open up new scientific areas of investigation. “For example, a joint pilot project to capture and process a large amount of telescope ‘voltage data’ is planned for later this year.”Intel, SKA South Africa partnership Further supporting these kinds of efforts, Intel South Africa and SKA South Africa recently agreed to partner in evaluating the highest Intel technologies in processing the enormous data rates produced by radio telescopes. “The parties entered into an agreement to make these technologies available to the SKA SA and put forth a joint engineering effort to further test and optimize them,” SKA South Africa said. “This collaboration in applying cutting-edge technology to raw data capture and online stream processing pushes the envelope of what is possible today in scientific instruments, and puts South African scientists and engineers at the forefront of the field. “The completion of the Center of Competence within the CHPC, that aims at providing a platform to transfer the technology developed for SKA, such as the ROACH (reconfigurable open architecture computing hardware) board, for adoption by the broader scientific community outside astronomy, is just one of the strengths of South Africa’s ability to deliver on major projects.” SAinfo reporter
Here’s how you can get involved with different charities this Mandela DaySouth Africa – The idea of Mandela Day (67 minutes) was inspired by Nelson Mandela at his 90th birthday celebrations in London’s Hyde Park in 2008 when he said: “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now.”The United Nations officially declared 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day in November 2009, recognising Mandela’s “values and his dedication to the service of humanity” and acknowledging his contribution “to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world”.The celebration of this day aims to serve as a global call to action for people to “recognise their individual power to make an imprint and help change the world around them for the better”, says the Nelson Mandela Foundation.“Nelson Mandela has been making an imprint on the world for 67 years, beginning in 1942 when he first started to campaign for the human rights of every South African. His life has been an inspiration to the world,” the foundation said.By playing your part and devoting 67 minutes of your time – one minute for every year of Mandela’s public service – people can make a small gesture of solidarity with humanity and a step towards a global movement for good.We encourage people to do more than just 67 minutes on one day, and we encourage you to support causes that really need it. Last year we shared an opinion piece about Mandela Day and doing more than just one day of good, you can read it here.Here are ten charities that are hosting Mandela Day activities that have long termbenefits for all.Cart Horse Protection AssociationThe Cart Horse Protection Association in Epping, Cape Town, is inviting the public to help them rebuild stable yards of cart horse owners. This is a long term fix for the horses and owners.If you would like to get involved, you can find their event information on Facebook here.Jedi Tedi FoundationThe Jedi Tedi Foundation was formed after Jed was diagnosed with a very rare disease. He now helps other children cope through the creation of little teddies. The foundation has joined the Mensch Network to host a teddy making session at the Gardens Community Centre from 11 am to 1 pm on Sunday 21 July. This event is part of the Mensch Mandela Day – Family & Friends Day of Action!The teddies will be donated to children who need support and hope along their journeys and for them to know that they are not alone.If you would like to get involved, you can find their event information onFacebook here.Support an animal charityThere are thousands of animal charities in need of assistance throughout the year; if you would like to get involved, you can select an animal charity close to your heart.As there are so many, instead of listing each one, we have decided to list ways you can help your chosen animal charity alternatively.Collect food and blankets, old towels, toys and any animal related items to drop off on the day.Go spend the day walking dogs, loving cats or playing with the animals who need love. Help wash kennels, animals or repair items in need of fixing.If you need more ideas, call the charity to see what they need help with.Rare Diseases South Africa (RDSA)Help children battling rare diseases by packing a ‘Be Brave Box’ this Mandela Day. RDSA have started a project that will help the children with rare diseases cope better when they have to go to the hospital. They have created the “Be Brave Box”. A box filled with useful goodies to make life a little more comfortable in the hospital.You can find out more by reading our previous post on the initiative here.Organ and Blood DonationSave lives by registering as an organ donor or go to your local blood donation centre and give blood. Both of these methods are quick and easy and will help save lives.Find out how to be an organ donor here or a blood donor here.Donate your skillsForgood is a platform that links registered charities with people who wish to donate funds, goods or skills. This Mandela Day, you can donate your skills to a charity in need.If you check the Forgood platform, you will see many are in need of business skills, bookkeeping, social media, handyman, and so much more. If you have a valuable skill, you can donate it to a worthy cause. If you cannot find a charity in need of your skills, you can create an offer post and charities can respond to you directly.You can find out more about how to donate your skills here.Feed the hungryThe Angel Network is running a food drive this year. They are collecting non-perishable foods which they will distribute to people in need. They have four drop off zones and have also given their banking details for those who cannot get to the drop off zones.If you would like to get involved, you can find their event information on Facebook here.Help develop the future sporting stars of South AfricaPlay It Forward Jozi uses their platform to collect used sporting goods and deliver them to sporting teams in need. Their goal is that every child has an equal opportunity to achieve greatness on the sporting field.If you have any unwanted sports clothing and equipment, contact the organisation here to arrange a drop off of your items.Protect the oceanSeveral charities will be hosting beach cleanups for Mandela Day. You can join them or just wander along the beach yourself and collect all the plastic and trash you find.The Cape Town Beach Cleanup is doing an event during the evening where participants are required to do 6700 steps on the beach. To get their medal, they need to hand in a minimum of 3 pieces of litter.Find out more about the event on Facebook here.Join the Knit-witsThe Knit-wits are a group who knit blankets and scarves all year around but take special care to spread their creations further on Mandela Day. If you love knitting, this is the group to join.You can find out more about how to get involved in our latest post here.All these charities accept assistance and donations throughout the year. So be sure to help them out every chance you get and not just this one day a year. Let us know what you are doing for Mandela Day this year in the comment section; we would love to see how you plan to spend your 67 minutes.Press Release: GoodThingsGuy.com
Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members UPDATED on May 15, 2015Every couple of weeks, someone sends me an e-mail with a description of a proposed wall assembly and an urgent question: “Do I need a vapor retarder?” Energy experts have been answering the same question, repeatedly, for at least thirty years. Of course, even though I sometimes sigh when I read this recurring question, it’s still a perfectly good question.The short answer is: if your wall doesn’t have a vapor retarder, there is no need to worry. Builders worry way too much about vapor diffusion and vapor retarders. It’s actually very rare for a building to have a problem caused by vapor diffusion.A while back, I collected seven questions about vapor diffusion, and published them (along with my answers) in a blog called “Vapor Retarders and Vapor Barriers.” Since new questions keep showing up in my In box, I decided it was time for another Q&A roundup on vapor diffusion. Here are nine more questions on the topic.A. Water vapor is water in a gaseous state — that is, water that has evaporated. It is invisible. It is present in the air we inhale, and (in even greater concentrations) in the air we exhale.When this invisible water vapor moves through building materials, the phenomenon is called vapor diffusion.A. In the 1970s and early ’80s, builders were taught that it was important to install a vapor barrier (usually, polyethylene sheeting) on the warm-in-winter side of wall insulation and ceiling insulation. Most textbooks and magazines explained that a vapor barrier was needed to keep the walls dry during the winter, and that walls without vapor barriers would get wet.This was bad advice, for several reasons. First of all, outward vapor diffusion through walls during the winter almost never leads…
Danny Kingad dominates Muhammad Aiman. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDanny Kingad braces for the biggest break of his career as the rising star challenges ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes of Brazil at ONE: Legends of the World on November 10 at Mall of Asia Arena.The unbeaten Filipino flyweight stakes his immaculate 7-0 record as he seeks to add gold to Team Lakay’s collection in the co-main event of the evening.ADVERTISEMENT Kingad is coming off a dominant showing against Muhammad Aiman of Malaysia last April to earn him a shot at the title.But it won’t be a walk in the park with Moraes (16-2) aiming to sustain his three-match winning streak and establish himself as the best flyweight in the promotion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe flyweight bout will co-headline the Manila card, which already features a champion-versus-champion main event with ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang defending his throne against ONE Featherweight Champion Martin Nguyen.Filipinos are be aplenty in the card with as five more fighters are set to enter the cage in the November event. Kevin Belingon (16-5) seeks to display his amazing striking skills in trying to blemish the unscathed record of Kevin Chung (5-0) of USA.Gina Iniong (5-2) also returs to the cage as the six-time national wushu champion raises the flag for Team Lakay when she takes on Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol (0-1) of Indonesia.Fil-Australian Reece McLaren (9-5) is motivated to snap his two-match losing skid as he makes the move to the flyweight division where he takes on Anatpong Bunrad (5-3) of Thailand.Twenty-one-year-old Joshua Pacio (12-2) is hell-bent to bounce back from his submission loss last August as he shifts his focus on fellow Filipino strawweight Roy Doliguez (7-4).Also announced for the Manila card are the match between Alex Silva (5-1) of Brazil and Hayato Suzuki (17-0) of Japan, and a featherweight duel between Xie Chao (5-1) and Kelvin Ong (1-1) of Malaysia in the main card.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight No. 1 spot, last playoff berth at stake in crucial NCAA stretch MOST READ LATEST STORIES Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Chinese strawweight wrestling champion Peng Xue Wen (0-1) will also fight Kun Khmer champion Phat Soda (0-1) of Cambodia in the preliminary fights.
State Rep. Mary Whiteford today celebrated the signing of her first bill Wednesday by bringing local treats to share with her colleague.10.16es in Lansing.It’s a tradition in the Michigan House of Representatives for a lawmaker to bring a gift from his or her district to celebrate the first time that the governor signs a bill they’ve sponsored.Rep. Whiteford passed out bags of apples from Overheiser Orchards, hard cider from Mackintosh Orchards and Oval Beach Blonde Ale from Saugatuck Brewing Company.“I was so happy to be able to share some of these awesome Allegan County products with my peers,” said Rep. Whiteford, R-Casco Township. “These are some of my personal favorites from our community and I’m so thankful for these donations from local businesses.”Rep. Whiteford’s first bill is part of a package of bills that defines the term veteran in Michigan law. The previous definition conflicted with the federal definition and lawmakers sought to bring unity to the term to ensure veteran benefit eligibility. House Bill 5548 is now Public Act 216 of 2016.### 10Nov Rep. Whiteford celebrates her first bill signing the Allegan County way Categories: Whiteford News