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Dr Ben Carson on Gender Identity

first_imgCarson says it is absurd to claim we don’t know what a man or a woman is. This has been defined since the beginning of time. If someone is confused about his gender, it doesn’t change his genetics or biology.But, Katie really didn’t know what to say when Dr. Carson said that tolerance goes both ways. People don’t get to redefine what has been known for thousands of years and then call others racists or sexist for not immediately subscribing to it. Ben Carson isn’t someone who bends his way of thinking to accommodate someone. He proved that in an interview with Katie Couric when she asked about gender identity. Like anyone with common sense, Dr. Carson didn’t need to go to medical school to know when someone is biologically a man or a woman. TellMeNow 10 February 2017Family First Comment: Carson says it is absurd to claim we don’t know what a man or a woman is. This has been defined since the beginning of time. If someone is confused about his gender, it doesn’t change his genetics or biology. But, the interviewer really didn’t know what to say when Dr. Carson said that tolerance goes both ways. People don’t get to redefine what has been known for thousands of years and then call others racists or sexist for not immediately subscribing to it.center_img Watch the interview below. Katie doesn’t know how to deal with common sense!http://www.tmn.today/2017/02/ben-carson-schools-katie-couric-gender-identity/last_img read more

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Police Continue Effort To Stop Impaired Drivers

first_imgLocal law enforcement will conduct extra patrols beginning this weekend in an effort to curb drunk and dangerous driving.Authorities in Batesville and the Franklin County Sheriffs Department announced that it will join more than 250 agencies across the Hoosier state in an initiative to crack down on impaired drivers. The Indiana State Police will also be involved in the effort.The increased patrols begin February 28 and run through March 23, encompassing St. Patrick’s Day and sporting events such as March Madness.“We will have a strong and visible police presence aimed at deterring dangerous driving and getting impaired drivers off the street,” said Lt. Doug Wolfer of the Batesville Police Department. “If you plan to drink alcohol – don’t drive. Designate a sober driver.”Police suggest these tips to ensure that you and other vehicles on the roadway make it home safe:Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin.Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home.If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact local police.If you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take the keys and help that person make other arrangements to get to where he or she is going safely.last_img read more

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Drug Take Back event planned in Oldenburg

first_imgOldenburg, In. — Margaret Mary Health, Oldenburg Police Department, Batesville Police Department and the Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville will hold a drug take back event Saturday. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. residents can drop off unused, unwanted or unneeded medication at the Oldenburg Academy, 1 Twister Circle.Take back events keep medication out of the wrong hands and out of landfills and the possibility of leaching into the water supply.last_img

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Hend holds nerve for play-off win

first_imgAustralian Scott Hend edged Angelo Que in a play-off to clinch his maiden European Tour title at the Hong Kong Open. But the 35-year-old will be left lamenting the fact that his three bogeys on the day – to Hend’s two – and a costly second-round 69 ultimately cost him victory. Aged 41, Hend is the oldest first-time European Tour title winner since Cesar Monasterio, who was 42 when he won the 2006 As St Omer Open. He was understandably thrilled to secure victory, but he felt bad for Que after his bogey sealed the play-off. “I felt quite calm, the only thing is that hole at the end you never want to have a go at the pin because you can make a bogey quite easily so I wasn’t really sure how to play it,” Hend told the European Tour website. “Unfortunately Angelo made a bogey, I would have rather one of us made a birdie because he’s a great guy and it would be nice to earn the win on a positive note. But I’ll take the win and I’m ecstatic.” Overnight leader Marcus Fraser’s double bogey on the opening hole blew the title race open and he struggled to get back in the mix with back-to-back bogeys on the 14th and 15th holes. Irishman Kevin Phelan had more success on the back nine, hitting three birdies in a row from the 16th to the 18th, but he finished on 11 under – two shots behind Hend and Que. Englishman Mark Foster’s double-bogey on the ninth dented his progress and he finished one shot behind Phelan, while Fraser ended up in a four-strong cluster four shots off the pace after a disappointing final round of 72. A par on the first extra hole was enough to steer the 41-year-old past the Filipino, who missed the green on the 18th and then over-hit his chip. Que’s fourth-round 66 forced the play-off after an intense back-nine battle, which ended with his birdie on the 18th tying things up with Hend at 13 under par. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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PBC Coronavirus Testing Sites Closed Friday, Saturday Due to Weather

first_imgLooking to get tested for coronavirus? You will have to wait until Monday.The Healthcare District in Palm Beach County has announced that all six COVID-19 testing sites will be closed Friday and Saturday.The closure is being attributed to the potential for bad weather.In addition, the hotline to schedule appointments will be closed through 8 a.m. Monday.People who had appointments scheduled for Friday or Saturday will be given priority appointments for next week.According to the Department of Health, there were 43,210 total cases of coronavirus in Florida as of Thursday.At least 1,875 Florida residents have died from COVID-19.Palm Beach County: 4,278 cases-263 deaths-Men: 2,148, Women: 2,044-752 hospitalizationslast_img read more

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With great grandparents planning to attend opener, Davis has extra motivation

first_imgDyshawn Davis doesn’t need any more motivation against Penn State on Saturday. He’s been practicing all summer and all preseason to get ready for this game and the ones that follow.But Davis, a junior linebacker and one of Syracuse’s most explosive players, has a bit extra to play for. His great-grandparents, Dorothea and Raymond Davis, will be in attendance at MetLife Stadium. That’s all the motivation he needs.“To see them coming to this game,” Davis said, “I know they’re going to be fired up in the stands.”Dorothea, 72, and Raymond, 74, will be watching their great-grandson play for the second time during his college career.The Philadelphia-area natives made the short trip to Temple last season. Davis finished with a season-high six solo tackles and a sack. Just knowing his great-grandparents were there elevated his game, he said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I just remember last year during the Temple game, that feeling man,” Davis said. “I just kept looking back at my grandparents. I’ve come a long way.”But this is the first time they’re traveling to see him play, which makes it that much more special.“They don’t have any teeth,” Davis said. “’You’re just going to see all gums and them smiling, so happy.”Davis and his great-grandparents talk on the phone all the time. He said they start to get emotional when they think about how far he’s come. They always tell him how proud they are.Davis lived with his great-grandparents as a child. They were in their 60s and he wasn’t 6 feet 2 inches, 220 pounds quite yet. But as Davis has grown up and become stronger, he’s seen his great grandfather get weaker.Raymond Davis suffers from a serious case of diabetes and is now in a wheelchair, which makes traveling to games that much more difficult.Dorothea, though, is energetic and takes care of Raymond, just like she took care of Dyshawn when he was a child. Davis said his great-grandmother “helps (Raymond) fight the good fight” with his diabetes.She still runs around the house all the time and gets excited regularly, Davis said. All at the age of 74.“My grandma, she’s not in a wheelchair,” Davis said. “She’s pretty shifty, a little bit.”Davis plans to see his great-grandparents, and cars full of other family members, on Saturday when he returns to his home state of New Jersey. The excitement is building and he’s fully prepared to put on a show for the people who have helped get him to this point in his life.Said Davis: “Words can’t even describe the feeling that I have as the day gets closer and closer.” Comments Published on August 30, 2013 at 8:25 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Beat writers predict Syracuse to beat Western Michigan by sizable margin

first_imgStephen Bailey: Syracuse 68, Western Michigan 55Cowboy upThe Broncos have the talent to beat SU’s zone, but not the depth. The Orange gets just what it needs – a win to get back on track. Look for the Orange defense to pack it in late and take Shayne Whittington out of the game. And remember, Western Michigan turns the ball over more than 314 of the 345 Division I teams in the country.Trevor Hass: Syracuse 74, Western Michigan 56Controlling the controllablesSyracuse doesn’t let the Broncos get confident early and pulls away late thanks to a dazzling performance from Tyler Ennis. Western Michigan head coach Steve Hawkins said he plans to throw a bunch of different defenders Ennis’ way, but it won’t matter. When a lane to the basket isn’t there, he’ll find C.J. Fair and Jerami Grant for uncontested jumpers. Western Michigan simply doesn’t have the size, talent or depth to contend with SU.David Wilson: 73-55 #softnosed #softnosedWhen the Orange can jump out to an early lead, it can usually put a lesser opponent away with ease. The No. 14-seed Broncos are going to have trouble attacking No. 3-seed SU’s zone and containing a healthy array of weapons. I’ll take the team with two lottery picks and Fair in this one. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 20, 2014 at 2:12 pmlast_img read more

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Syracuse comes up short in both parts of doubleheader against Louisville

first_img Published on March 28, 2015 at 8:03 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse found two different ways to lose two different games on Saturday on the road against Louisville.The Orange (12-16, 0-5 Atlantic Coast) fell to Louisville (21-8, 10-1) in a slugfest, 15-11, and then in a more defensive game, 5-4.Syracuse fell behind in deep holes each game, starting with an 8-0 deficit in the first game.A seven-run bottom of the fourth inning put Syracuse down by one run, but Lindsey Larkin and Jordyn White allowed an additional seven runs over 3 2/3 innings, which proved too much for the SU offense to come back from.The last time Jocelyn Cater took to the circle against Towson just under two weeks ago, she tossed a complete game win with 15 strikeouts and allowed two hits. On Saturday against Louisville, she was handed the loss after allowing the first eight runs on seven hits and two walks.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFreshman right fielder Maddi Doane batted leadoff and led the team offensively with three hits in five at bats, including two doubles and a triple. She also drove in five runs.The usual leadoff hitter, freshman shortstop Sammy Fernandez, did not play in either game.Syracuse also trailed 5-0 in its second game before chipping into the lead.It took until the bottom of the sixth. The Orange’s Sydney O’Hara continued her hot hitting and added to her team-leading .297 batting average when she drilled a Madi Norman pitch into the right-field seats for a two-run dinger to draw SU within 5-4.Louisville immediately brought in Maryssa Becker, who recorded a four-out save.Syracuse played as the home team in both games, since the series was originally scheduled to be played in Syracuse, but the conditions at SU Softball Stadium were deemed unplayable. SU has played 28 games away from home to begin the season.Compiled by Sam Fortier, staff writer, sjfortie@syr.edu. Commentslast_img read more

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Sommers: Respect lacking for Izzo’s accomplishments

first_imgLet’s play some NCAA men’s basketball trivia. Which coach has the most Division I NCAA Final Four appearances of all time? That’s easy: John Wooden. At one point, Wooden led UCLA to nine consecutive Final Fours and championships from 1967-75 and ended his career with 12 total appearances.Second question: Which active Division I coach has the most Final Four appearances? Again, this might seem pretty simple after his team just won the NCAA Championship last year, but the answer is Mike Krzyzewski. Coach K has 11 Final Four appearances and is tied for second all-time with legendary North Carolina coach Dean Smith.OK, third and final question for the bonus point: Which active coach has the second-most Final Four appearances, all with the same school (Coach K is also first in this active category with all 11 appearances coming with Duke)? Here is your hint: This coach is also tied for fifth all-time in Final Four appearances with two other coaches. I wish I could get a count on how many of you said Michigan State’s Tom Izzo.To die-hard college basketball fans it may not seem that tough of a question either, but in general it seems that despite everything he has accomplished at Michigan State, Izzo rarely gets the credit or placement he deserves among the top coaches in college basketball today and maybe of all time.Izzo has not only become the face of the Michigan State Spartans basketball program, but in some respects he has become the face of Big Ten basketball, serving as the longest tenured coach in the conference and the fourth longest tenured coach in the six power conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC), just behind Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, Krzyzewski and Connecticut’s Jim Calhoun.The MSU head coach began prowling the East Lansing sidelines during the 1995-96 season after 12 years as an MSU assistant coach. Now, in his 17th season, he’s putting the finishing touches on his seventh Big Ten regular-season championship team with eyes set on another Final Four and NCAA Championship.Izzo has been around a while, not seen in any school colors outside Spartan green and white since the 1982-83 season as an assistant at Northern Michigan. He has six Final Fours to his credit and one impressive national championship in 1999-2000, but how does he rank with some of the greatest coaches of all time?It seems unlikely that anyone would ever approach the greatness of John Wooden and his UCLA teams of the 1960s and ’70s that won 10 national titles, and even if they did it would be foolish for anyone to be compared to Wooden anyway. If there is a “Golden Laws of Sports” book somewhere, page one certainly reads, “Nobody will be nor can ever be as good of a coach as John Wooden.”How about the polarizing figure of Bob Knight, a former Big Ten man himself? Izzo doesn’t necessarily match up win-for-win with Knight. After all, Knight is second all-time in wins with 902 Division I victories, but it was over the course of 42 years as a head coach. Izzo, again just in his 17th season, has won 407 games at Michigan State, putting him on a 24 wins per season average, about 2.5 wins per season more than Knight. Being 47 years old, it is unlikely that Izzo will come anywhere near Knight’s 42-year head coaching career, but if he did, his pace would break the 1,000 win barrier, something no Division I coach has yet accomplished.Like Knight, Izzo also pulled off something pretty amazing, winning the NCAA Championship in just his fifth year after taking over a Big Ten program. Granted, Knight won three national championships with the Hoosiers including an undefeated season, but he has already fallen behind Izzo’s Final Four mark. Knight reached the Final Four five times in 29 years at Indiana. Izzo had five of his appearances from 2000-10.Not even the great Wooden, Coach K, Hall of Famer Dean Smith or current North Carolina coach Roy Williams, the four coaches with more Final Four appearances than Izzo, won national championships that early in their tenures.One final coaching giant, I believe, holds the best comparison to Izzo, and that’s Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Obviously at the pinnacle of his profession, Coach K generally seems to be put far ahead of any other current coaches. Coaches like UConn’s Jim Calhoun, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim or UNC’s Williams all seem to fall short in comparison to Coach K, but if anyone comes close to matching the accomplishments of Krzyzewski, it should be Izzo.Izzo doesn’t have the longevity of Coach K, as many national titles, the wins or many of the accolades that 32 years at Duke have afforded Krzyzewski. But it is very difficult to find a coach that has done more with less than Izzo. With only 13 High School All-Americans to ever play for Izzo, it is remarkable that he is the third coach to reach three consecutive Final Fours. Krzyzewski has coached more than 40 Blue Devils selected in the NBA draft; Izzo has just 12.2012 may be Izzo’s greatest coaching job yet as he just grabbed a share of his seventh Big Ten Championship this week, a testament to his entire career after Michigan State began this season unranked and 0-2. Yet once again, MSU is poised for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and has a Player of the Year candidate in Draymond Green.Izzo deserves to win his second National Coach of the Year award, and he just might get it. Perhaps then the nation will know the greatness that is Tom Izzo.Brett is a senior majoring in journalism. Do you think Tom Izzo ranks among the greatest coaches of all time? Or does Sparty’s leader make your blood boil? Let Brett know at bsommers@badgerherald.com or tweet him at @BAsportswriter.last_img read more

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Tipp clubs in UBL action today

first_imgIn the UBL Division 2A Nenagh Ormond are away to Naas this Saturday  while Cashel host Corinthians in Spafield also both games kick off at 2.30.Meanwhile, after Connacht’s surprise 20 points to 16 loss to the Cardiff Blues last night, Leinster are in action this afternoon in the Guinness Pro12.Leo Cullen’s side have made the trip to face defending champions the Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun. The fixture has developed into a grudge-match in recent seasons and Leinster scrum-half Eoin Reddan is fully expecting another tough encounter today…Kick-off in Glasgow is at 3pm.last_img read more