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Governor Wolf Announces Frank Recruitment Group to Establish New Regional Headquarters in Philadelphia, Creation of 250 Jobs

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 31, 2017 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Frank Recruitment Group leadership to celebrate that the company, a technology-focused employee recruitment business, has established its new regional headquarters in Philadelphia. The facility will result in the creation of 250 jobs.“Frank Recruitment Group’s decision to establish their new regional headquarters in Philadelphia speaks to both the strategic location of the area and the quality workforce available,” said Governor Wolf. “The great institutions of higher learning in the Philadelphia region offers an impressive talent pool to companies like Frank Recruitment Group. I wish them success as they continue to invest in the state and our stellar workforce.”Frank Recruitment Group has expanded its East Coast footprint through the lease of a 21,300-square-foot office to serve as a new regional headquarters. The office is located at 1801 Market Street in the heart of Philadelphia’s Central Business District. The company will make a total capital investment of $1.8 million in the project and has also committed to the creation of 250 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.James Lloyd-Townshend, CEO of Frank Recruitment Group, said of the expansion to Philadelphia: “Frank Recruitment Group is growing at an exceptional rate with nine worldwide locations. The addition of our Philadelphia office allows us to grow our North American business further with the addition of another 250 employees to our global headcount, with over 100 of these employees already working from our Philadelphia office. Philadelphia is a fantastic city with a large pool of candidates from excellent universities, which will enable us to continue our growth strategy, while creating career opportunities in the center of Philadelphia.”Frank Recruitment Group received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $350,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant and $500,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs.“Today’s tour of Frank Recruitment Group and accompanying roundtable discussion were an excellent opportunity to showcase Philadelphia’s ongoing business development efforts to Governor Wolf,” said Duane Bumb, Senior Deputy Commerce Director for Business Development. “Staff from the City’s Department of Commerce often partner with the Governor’s Action Team to attract new companies to Philadelphia. Frank Recruitment Group’s decision to open an office here is one of many great examples of what can be accomplished when we work together to show businesses across the U.S. and the world what Pennsylvania has to offer.”The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia Commerce Department.Frank Recruitment Group operates from strategic hub locations and satellite offices based in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.For more information, visit www.frankgroup.com or for career opportunities visit careers.frankgroup.comFor more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.center_img Governor Wolf Announces Frank Recruitment Group to Establish New Regional Headquarters in Philadelphia, Creation of 250 Jobslast_img read more

English champion Marsh leads in Australian Amateur

first_img England’s Nick Marsh is the Australian Amateur Championship medallist after he returned a second consecutive 68 in Sydney to lead the qualifiers for the matchplay.Marsh, who is the reigning English Amateur champion, finished on eight-under par – and one shot clear of Australian national squad members Ryan Ruffels and Cam Davis.The number one seed (image © Leaderboard Photography) will be joined in the matchplay stages by Ben Stow and Paul Howard, the other two members of the England Golf squad who are contesting a series of Australian championships.Marsh, from Huddersfield in Yorkshire, claimed his medallist honours with scoring which included ten birdies and an eagle over the two rounds, the first at The Lakes and the second at The Australian Golf Club.It’s the form he wants for the matchplay, as he explained after his second round:“In matchplay you’ve got to make birdies … so I tried to do that today to be ready for tomorrow.“I played all right, drove the ball much better and hit it quite close on the front nine. It was a steady round.“It shows I’m in good form, but you never know in matchplay – I’m really looking forward to it.”Ben Stow, the English stroke play champion from Rushmore, Wiltshire, qualified in 11th place after shooting a superb seven-under 65 in the second round, the joint low-score of the day.He started the round with a birdie on the first but, after making bogey on the second and a double on the third, he looked to be in trouble, having shot four-over 76 in the first round.But he then reeled off nine more birdies, including one on the 18th which brought him home with a back-nine 30.Paul Howard also produced sparkling form in the second round, fighting back after an opening 78 with a three-under 69 to qualify with a shot to spare. Howard, from Southport & Ainsdale, Lancashire, won the 2014 South American AmateurClick here for scoresClick here for the matchplay draw 21 Jan 2015 English champion Marsh leads in Australian Amateur last_img read more

Racism, fan unrest again haunt English soccer

first_imgABUSE VICTIM–Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand leaves the field after taking a knock to the head during their English Premier League soccer match at The Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Dec. 9. (AP Photo/Jon Super) “To see Rio Ferdinand with blood on his face is absolutely terrible,” English Football Association chairman David Bernstein said Monday. “I think it’s disturbing that we’re seeing a recurrence of these types of incidents.“We’ve had racial abuse issues, the odd pitch incursion, things being thrown at players. It’s very unacceptable and has to be dealt with severely.”Prosecutors acted swiftly Monday to charge nine men in connection with disorder at the match that Manchester United won 3-2 at Manchester City.They included the fan who ran onto the field to confront Ferdinand after the bloodied United defender had been struck by a coin during the celebration of Robin van Persie’s winning goal in stoppage time. Officers say they heard another fan hurling racial insults at the Etihad Stadium, and that person will also go to court.On Saturday, Norwich’s 4-3 victory at Swansea was overshadowed by the arrest of a man for allegedly racially abusing Canaries defender Sebastien Bassong, one of four cases of apparent racism directed at the Cameroon center back in the past two weeks.“It’s very disappointing. So much of football is so good. Great things are happening in football as a whole, but these odd incidents get the headlines — and understandably because they are serious matters. They are unforgivable things,” Bernstein said on Sky Sports television.“When you think of the millions watching football every week, or involved in football, to see it hijacked by these incidents is awful, so we have to deal with it in the strongest way we can.”During English soccer’s darkest period in the 1980s, hooliganism led to clubs being banned from playing in European competitions for five years.But since then English soccer has been credited with cleaning up its image. Reflecting last month on the blissful crowds at Olympic soccer matches in Britain in July and August, Blatter said he hoped the spirit “would be transported … all around the world, where in all football matches you can sit together and there are no clashes or disputes.”Yet only days after he spoke, a match at Tottenham was marred by West Ham fans hurling anti-Semitic abuse and performing Nazi salutes.Herman Ouseley, the head of English soccer’s anti-racism body, fears there is a “nastiness creeping back into society … bigotry and hatred.”“People take those characteristics into football to ease their frustrations,” Ouseley said.Bernstein also attributed the recent racism cases and crowd unrest to a “difficult social problem.”“I think there’s a copycat thing,” he said. “Something happens and other people copy it, and this sort of thing can spiral.”The past year has seen a spate of arrests for racism at Premier League matches, while Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and Chelsea captain John Terry have served bans for racially abusing opponents.“It’s important that matters are brought to a head and people understand that there is no room for this in football at all, and we’ll do everything we can within the FA,” Bernstein said. “I know the rest of football feels the same — it’s a blot on the game.”As the FA investigates Sunday’s incidents, it is encouraging clubs to impose lifetime bans on those found guilty of misconduct at matches.The man who ran onto the field in Manchester on Sunday, who had to be restrained by City goalkeeper Joe Hart, has issued an apology and acknowledged the damage his unruly actions have caused English soccer.“I am extremely ashamed of my actions. I have let myself down, my family down, my fellow fans down and Manchester City Football Club,” 21-year-old Matthew Stott said in a statement released by his legal team. “I intend to write personally to Mr. Ferdinand to express my extreme regret and apologize, and also apologies to Manchester United and their fans.”Before Stott’s court appearance, City has revoked the season ticket of the landscape gardener from Knutsford, south of Manchester, and he is now facing a lifetime ban from the club.Lawyer Rebecca Caulfield insisted that Stott was not a “stereotypical drunken football fan.”“He is embarrassed and ashamed of his temporary moment of madness that has brought wider consequences on the club he supports and his fellow fans,” Caulfield said.(Rob Harris can be reached at http://twitter.com/RobHarris.) by Rob HarrisAP Sports Writer LONDON (AP) — Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand was dripping with blood Sunday, the latest incident that has English soccer authorities fearing a return to a less civil past.FIFA President Sepp Blatter praised the country’s fans last month as positive examples for the world. But unrest at globally televised Premier League matches is reviving memories of the hostilities in the 1970s and 80s.last_img read more

Olympia Family Theater Announces Winter Break Theater Education Programs

first_imgMagical Journey Camp (Ages: 7-12)WEEK 1: Dec 21 / Dec 22 / Dec 23    9am-3pmWEEK 2: Dec 28 / Dec 29 / Dec 30    9am-3pmDescription: Embark on a quest where dragons, princesses, knights, and magical creatures roam the castle grounds! Students will create their own fantasy world, incorporating real and fantastical creatures of the royal realm as they explore character development and participate in creative drama and storytelling activities. On the final day, students will present their very own games and story based on the skills they’ve learned during our magical journey.Schedule: 3 days each week (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday) 9am-3pmCost: $110/sessionRegistration: Register onlinePartial scholarships are available! Applications are available on the camp registration page and must be received by Dec. 1, 2015.612 4th Ave E • Olympia, WA 98502 • www.olyft.org   •  info@olyft.org •  360.570.1638 Facebook72Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Olympia Family TheaterOlympia Family Theater offers fun, educational theater experiences during winter break 2015.Photo credit: Mandy RyleOlympia Family Theater is your community partner in raising imaginative, loving, joyful and confident children. Our educational programs provide opportunities for personal development for young people, teaching creativity and responsibility, encouraging teamwork and personal integrity, and fostering self-esteem and appreciation for the performing arts.For Winter Break 2015 we’ve got three days of fun each week. There will be new material introduced each week….so, register for one or both week.  Learn, Laugh, Perform.Fairy Tale Camp (Ages: 5-6)Week 1: Dec 21 / Dec 22 / Dec 23    9:30am-12pmWeek 2: Dec 28 / Dec 29 / Dec 30    9:30am-12pmDescription: Once upon a time in a magical far-away theater camp, children set out to explore the fascinating world of fairy tales. They used their voices, bodies, and imaginations to bring classic fairy tales to life. They all worked together to defeat the villains of the forest and create new tales of their own that they would tell over and over again. On the last day of their camp, grown-ups came from far and wide to witness the children’s fairy tale adventures, and they were amazed! And, of course, they all lived happily ever after.Schedule: 3 days each week (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday) 9:30am-12pmCost: $60/sessionRegistration: Register onlinelast_img read more

Saints add another piece to defending BCIHL Champions

first_imgThe Selkirk College Saints added some toughness to the blueline following the announcment that David Mead of Conklin, NY has inked a playing commitment to join the defending B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League champions in September.The 20-year old Mead joins the Saints following a long junior hockey career that concluded with the North American Hockey League’s Wenatchee Wild in the spring.“David is a big, rugged defenceman who is going to bring a great deal of experience and leadership to our blueline,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois in a statement.“He also adds a physical dimension that we’ve looked to fill during our offseason recruiting. From everything I’ve heard from his previous coach in Wenatchee, David is a high-character individual and a popular teammate. I’m looking forward to him stepping in and playing a key role for our team next season.” Mead began his junior career in 2008 with the Ontario Hockey League’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.He spent two seasons with the Greyhounds, posting six assists and 68 penalty minutes in 88 regular season games. He went on to spend the 2010/11 and 2011/12 campaigns in the United States Hockey League with the Omaha Lancers and Fargo Force respectively.Last season in Wenatchee with the Wild, Mead helped to the team to a Western Division championship and a birth in the league’s Robertson Cup Championship.In 49 games with the Wild, Mead scored three goals and accumulated 10 points and 154 penalty minutes while serving as one of the team’s assistant captains.Overall, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound blueliner totaled four goals, 15 assists and 305 penalty minutes over five seasons of junior hockey in the OHL, USHL and NAHL.Mead plans to study a mix of Business Administration and Golf Course Management once at Selkirk.“I’m really looking forward to joining a well-established hockey program and helping to continue the commitment to excellence the Saints have established,” said Mead, who describes himself as a physical, stay-at-home defenceman with good vision and some offensive flair ‘that shows up from time to time’.“I’m excited for the opportunity to get a great education from a college with a hands-on curriculum. On the ice, I’d like to help the team win another BCIHL championship while providing leadership and a team-first attitude.” Mead is the fifth defenceman and 10th player overall to commit to the Saints for the 2013/14 season. He joins forwards Darnell Dyck (Langley, BCHL), Markus McCrea (Youngstown, USHL) and Garrett Kucher (Osoyoos, KIJHL), blueliners Stefan Gonzales (Aldergrove, PJHL), Arie Postmus (Beaver Valley, KIJHL), Ryan Procyshyn (Delta, PJHL) and Tanner Lenting (North Delta, PJHL) and goaltenders Myles Hovdebo (LaRonge, SJHL) and Aaron Oakley (Abbotsford, PJHL).last_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report – Back to the Water

first_imgWell the weather wasn’t very cooperative this past month and just when people thought spring was on the horizon, Mother Nature rudely surprised everyone.  So, in saying that, we did’t get out as much as planned during February, but still managed some good fishing.But there’s always March. So here’s the news right from the source at the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.Kootenay Lake: The main body of Kootenay Lake was slower fishing than normal.  Although, the cooler water temperatures usually slow things down for February and March.  We did about a dozen trips throughout the month and had some mixed results. Most days were yielding a couple fish, but some of the trips did manage to hook into half a dozen or more.  Slow trolling was the key.  Rainbows from 2 – 4 pounds and Bull Trout from 3 – 14 pounds were caught during the month of February.  There is even reports of an unconfirmed 20 + pounder caught at the south end of the lake.  So, there’s still some fish around. We have been exploring the west arm of the lake a bit more lately and it has produced some good fish.  Lots of nice Kokanee being caught on the weekends down in the lower west arm, and some pretty nice Bull Trout being caught throughout the arm.  Our biggest Bull lately was a fat 14 pounder.  But most fish averaged between 5 – 10 pounds. Looking forward to the weather finally starting to warm up and hopefully the fish will follow suit.Arrow Lake: We spent a few days on the Lower Arrow Lake lately and were rewarded with some pretty nice fish.  As per usual fishing in February, the action has been slow, but the fish have been big.  So, thats a fair trade off. Rainbows up to 12 pounds and Bull Trout up to 15 pounds have been coming in lately.  It seems to be more productive than Kootenay right now.  But that can change in a month. We will continue to monitor both lakes and keep you posted.Columbia River: We even managed a few trips on the river when the weather allowed.  As usual the river produced some nice Rainbows.  Each time out we managed to hook into 10 or more fish and they are really starting to fatten up. Rainbows up to 6 pounds have been caught lately and I expect to see some even bigger ones throughout March and April.  These are our favourite months to fish the river in the spring. Lately the river levels have dropped to the lowest I’ve seen this season.  This has exposed lots of gravel bars and created some great riffles, so it should be some pretty good fly fishing right now. Streamers and nymphs are in order for this time of year. Looking forward to some sunny days ahead.Duncan Lake: Nothing to report as of yet, although fishing should be good if you can get in to it.  I did make a trip up there to check out the launch last week.  However with the latest snowfalls, it was unusable for larger boats.  I’ll be up there later this week and will report back.  Stay tuned.Kootenays Rivers: It’s Bull Trout season on our favorite Kootenay Rivers and Tributaries.  The weather hasn’t allowed us much opportunity yet, but starting this week we will be frequenting the rivers and hope to have lots to report. Stay tuned…………What are they biting on??? My favourite plugs and spoons have been working well on the Bull Trout.  On Kootenay we have been trolling with flashers and Gibbs Delta G-Force spoons mainly.  And on the Arrow, it has been more of the Lyman and Tomic plugs that have worked best. The river has been producing some nice fish on the usual 3-way rig.  Fished off the bottom with bait seems to be working best.  My favourite presentation is always the old Steelhead technique of drift fishing with bait.  A bait caster or centerpin reel have been working best for us.What else is new? It has been a busy couple months for us.  Trade shows and video producing.  It was great meeting everyone at the Denver Colorado Sportsmens Show and the latest BC Boat & Sportsmens Show.  We will be setting up a booth at the BC Interior Sportsmens Show next month in Kelowna April 7-9.  Stop by and say hi if you’re in the area. And finally, with a little down time this past month, we have created a couple great videos to share with everyone.  Make sure to check out our latest tutorial about using planer boards  as well as our latest promo on the river. Here’s hoping Spring is here… Tight lines…………………..Kerry Reed Reel Adventures 250-505-4963www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more

“Linden will be a key gateway to Brazil”– Mayor Holland

first_imgBy Utamu Bellerecently-elected Mayor of Linden, Carwyn Holland believes that the town will be a key gateway to Brazil, as well as a hub for commerce, transport, hospitality and mining services.During an address to Lindeners at the launch of the annual Linden Town Week on Sunday, Holland disclosed his belief that the bauxite-rich town would be great again and reiterated his promise of developing it into a city.Referencing plans of the recently-elected Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC), the Mayor outlined several initiatives which are set to come on stream in the community.Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland“We are working to realise a completed road from Brazil to Linden, and the bridge linking Region Seven, with our Region, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) to increase business traffic. We need to develop boardwalks on both banks of the river. We need to change the infrastructural face of our town. We need a municipal mall; a better garbage disposal system; upgrading of our educational system; advancement of art, culture, sports, entertainment and eco-tourism; jobs for our youths…Contracts for jobs in Linden should be of primary benefit to Lindeners,” the Mayor indicated.He said the soon-to-be-opened toll station at Kara Kara, Mackenzie, will bring enough revenue, as compensation for the wear and tear of heavy-duty trucks which traverse the Linden roadways. Holland added that the community was poised for increased job creation through public infrastructural projects. He stressed, however, that development of the town requires a cooperative effort, as he indicated that it was time for a shift in thinking by Lindeners. As such, he encouraged residents to broaden their way of thinking.Holland also called on Lindeners to collaborate in every sector, while stressing the need for a secure environment where businesses and investors can thrive. All this, he said, can be achieved with the help of Government, and investors buying in to the community’s development plans. The Diaspora, he stated, is needed now more than ever, for its international expertise. Additionally, the Linden Mayor made a call for entrepreneurs to arise and realise a business vision.“Be enterprising, it is the resolve of every Lindener. Your new Town Council is strong in advocating for small businesses and entrepreneurship. Whatever is your business dream, come and talk with us, we want to see small businesses thrive. Together we can foster a development agenda that will improve the way of life for all Lindeners and promote prosperity and prestige for our town,” he said.Holland said the realisation of that vision required best business practices and principles as well as the adaptation of green, environmentally friendly endeavours, adding that it was time for the community to embrace order and discipline.“It is time to experience true freedom. It is time to experience true democracy and it is time to experience true development. I am proud of Linden and all that we’ve endured, we are still standing.As a town, our development requires that we all play our part in bringing about our success…We need to be united, we need to have a progressive mindset…We must treat our town as the jewel of this nation that it is…”The Mayor further stated that Linden could and would return to being a better place where people from overseas would once again flock for products and services. He said he was committed to a new, enterprising, all-inclusive and corruption-free culture.”Linden will be the place to be. Linden will be the model of true development,” he stated.last_img read more

Evolutionary Algorithms Improve on Plants

first_imgA press release from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign talks design, but it’s really about evolution, but then really about design.  Confused?  So is the author of the press release, entitled “Researchers successfully simulate photosynthesis and design a better leaf.”University of Illinois researchers have built a better plant, one that produces more leaves and fruit without needing extra fertilizer.  The researchers accomplished the feat using a computer model that mimics the process of evolution.  Theirs is the first model to simulate every step of the photosynthetic process.The team programmed supercomputers.  Is this how evolution works?  Writer Diana Yates had no problem with this:Using “evolutionary algorithms,” which mimic evolution by selecting for desirable traits, the model hunted for enzymes that – if increased – would enhance plant product.  If higher concentrations of an enzyme relative to others improved photosynthetic efficiency, the model used the results of that experiment as a parent for the next generation of tests.But can humans “use evolution” or is that intelligent design? (see 09/10/2007).  And who decides what is desirable: the researcher, or the plant?An obvious question that stems from the research is why plant productivity can be increased so much, Long said.  Why haven’t plants already evolved to be as efficient as possible?    “The answer may lie in the fact that evolution selects for survival and fecundity, while we were selecting for increased productivity,” he said.  The changes suggested in the model might undermine the survival of a plant living in the wild, he said, “but our analyses suggest they will be viable in the farmer’s field.”So clearly, desirability is in the eye of the beholder.  Since plants don’t have eyes and evolution is blind, the better metaphor might be that fitness is in the survival of the wild type.    For more on the efficiency of photosynthesis, see 07/27/2007 and 05/09/2007.The shameless bravado of evolutionary biologists never ends.  What they did had nothing to do with evolution, and everything to do with intelligent design: goals, choice, procedures, and metrics.  To brag on top of that they outdid photosynthetic design by manipulating concentrations of pre-existing enzymes is too much.  Make like a tree and leaf design to intelligence.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The Lone Ranger vs the Big Science Consensus

first_imgNational Geographic retells the lonely battle of J Harlen Bretz against the scientific establishment, and what made them so pig-headed.Glenn Hodges tells in bold narrative how one man, not even trained in geology, figured out the Channeled Scablands in eastern Washington state. It’s a story we’ve told before, but this article in National Geographic, with Michael Melford’s stunning photographs, is a keeper. The headline and subtitle give a flavor of what’s below:Formed by Megafloods, This Place Fooled Scientists for DecadesGeologists couldn’t account for the strange landforms of eastern Washington State. Then a high school teacher dared to question the scientific dogma of his day.“Harley Bretz” was so intrigued by the odd landforms he saw, the idea of a megaflood struck him as the explanation. It was after his insight that he decided to learn geology. Excited with his hypothesis, and now armed with a PhD (and a more-dignified name ‘J Harlen Bretz’), he expected the rational, fair-minded scientific community to share his excitement. He published his theory in 1923. Boy, was he in for a shock!It was geological heresy. For almost a century, ever since Charles Lyell’s 1830 text Principles of Geology set the standards for the field, it had been assumed that geological change was gradual and uniform—always the product of, as Lyell put it, “causes now in operation.” And floods of quasi-Biblical proportions certainly did not meet that standard.So were they convinced by the evidence? Were they open to following the evidence where it led? Were they free of anti-religious bias?It didn’t matter how meticulous Bretz’s research was, or how sound his reasoning might be; he seemed to be advocating a return to geology’s dark ages, when “scientists” used catastrophic explanations for the Earth’s features to buttress theological presumptions about the age of a Creator’s divine handiwork. It was unacceptable. How did canyons and cataracts form? By rivers, of course, over millions of years. Not gigantic floods. Period.Wow. This is not only shocking true history, but shocking that National Geographic would print it. The scandal is as bad as the Piltdown Hoax in anthropology, smearing egg all over the faces of the so-called ‘experts’ in science. Hodges doesn’t let up. He uses the occasion to show that die-hard critics stick to their consensus, sometimes to the death.Of course, for some of Bretz’s most stubborn critics, even eyewitness experience wasn’t enough. Bretz’s arch-adversary, Richard Foster Flint, a Yale geologist who remained a premier authority in the field until the 1970s, spent years studying the scablands and resisted Bretz’s theory until he was virtually the only one left who did. He finally acknowledged the scablands flooding (grudgingly, with a single sentence in a textbook in 1971), but as philosopher Thomas Kuhn observed, new scientific truths often win the day not so much because opponents change their minds, but because they die off. By the time the Geological Society of America finally recognized Bretz’s work with the Penrose Medal, the field’s highest honor, it was 1979 and Bretz was 96 years old. He joked to his son, “All my enemies are dead, so I have no one to gloat over.”And now, the rest of the story. Hodges brings the Scablands story up to date, saying that today’s geologists invoke several floods, not just one. But does that show science’s march of progress toward the truth? If Bretz had taught a sequence of floods, would that have muted the opposition?Perhaps it’s just as well that he didn’t. That sort of neat resolution might obscure what’s arguably the most important lesson of the scablands’ story—the caution that “nature has the answers, not us.” Just when we think we’ve got nature figured out, we find that among her many powers is the power to confound us, again and again and again.But you can trust the geologists today. Now they know.Hodges’ article triggered a mini-flood of comments.Hold this article up to school boards! When they discuss science standards, and present their simplistic views of “the scientific method” and the march of scientific progress, and the dangers of ‘creationist pseudoscience’, make them read this. A catastrophic flood theory was right! This is no creationist writing this: it is National Geographic, one of the chief mockers of Biblical creation. This is HISTORY. It is recent history. Science teachers, science reporters and professional geologists caught in the ‘web of belief’ of scientism need you to help extricate them.After looking at what happened in the Bretz case, you need to follow up with the question, “What scientific consensus today results from anti-Biblical bias?” The answers are obvious. Darwinian evolution, and the moyboy addiction. Charlie & Charlie & Co. (Lyell, Darwin) pulled the wool over scientists’ eyes with visions of endless ages of gradual processes. The Channeled Scablands are only a tiny remnant of world-wide evidences of global catastrophe. But the consensus cannot see it, and will not see it, because Lyell and Darwin have blinded their minds.The die-hards may have to kick the bucket before Big Science reforms. That means that creation ministries to youth who are not yet addicted have profound significance. (Visited 133 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Charge It: Square Gets a Visa Investment

first_imgRelated Posts mike melanson Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Visa may have just launched In2Pay, a mobile payments solution of its own, last December but why should that stop it from funding rival mobile payment systems? The answer is that it shouldn’t and it hasn’t.This morning, Square, the mobile payment solution founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, announced that it had received “an undisclosed ‘strategic investment’ amount from Visa, the No. 1 credit card company,” according to The Wall Street Journal.Square gives merchants the ability to process credit card payments by way of a namesake dongle that plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone, iPad or Android phone. With a complimentary app, customers then swipe their card in the dongle and the payment takes place over the phone’s Internet connection.Visa has been testing its own mobile payment solutions, primarily involving Near Field Communications (NFC) chips, for some time. It might seem like a contradiction, then, to invest in another mobile payment company, right? As Square COO Keith Rabois explained to The New York Times, however, the move makes perfect sense for Visa, “because Square could convert the 27 million businesses that don’t accept credit cards into Visa customers.”“We’re empowering people to accept credit cards that historically have not,” Rabois told the Times. According to TechCrunch, Square did $66 million in payment volume in the first quarter of 2011 – $26 million more than expected – and plans on tripling that in the second quarter. Rabois told TechCrunch that Visa accounts for roughly two-thirds of all Square transactions.If merchants were previously reluctant to sign up for Square, a vote of confidence by Visa might just change their minds. What do you think – are you more willing to slide your card through the little white square than you were before? What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Finance#mobile#news#NYT#web last_img read more