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Electrical wire thief remanded

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first_imgEon Paul was on Friday slapped with a simple larceny charge, which was read to him by Magistrate Leron Daly when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.It is alleged that on April 15, 2018 while in the vicinity if Robb Street, Lacytown, he stole three rolls of electrical wire valued $75,000 property of the Guyana Post Office.Paul denied the charge and in his defense told the court that he did not steal the wire but had in fact asked for it. He was remanded until May 18.last_img

No pain, no strain: Korean football, the Son Heung-min way

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first_img0Shares0000The SON Football Academy in Chuncheon is run by the father of Premier League footballer Son Heung-min, and focuses on the fundamentals © AFP / Jung Yeon-jeCHUNCHEON, Korea, Republic of, Aug 16 – As Son Heung-min’s career takes off in England, his legacy is already taking shape in South Korea — at an innovative academy where ball control is king and shooting is frowned upon.The SON Football Academy in Son’s native Chuncheon, run by his father Son Woong-jung, takes an unusual approach for South Korea where typically, training is strenuous and young players practise for up to eight hours a day. But the results of too much training too soon can be grim, says Son senior, a gifted former striker who had his career cut short by an injury he blames on overwork.“Korea’s football system is obsessed with winning… so kids are exhausted from a young age,” he told AFP.Determined not to let his son suffer the same fate, he kept him from joining a football team until the age of 14 and trained him on his own, focusing on fundamentals.Son Woong-jung, the father of South Korean football star Son Heung-min, runs a football academy to train young players © AFP / Jung Yeon-jeSo when his peers were playing 11 on 11, Asia’s future superstar worked on mastering basic skills –- ball control, dribbling and passing –- and for no more than two hours a day, to prevent burnout.It paid off: the 26-year-old forward is among the few players who can comfortably shoot with both feet and recently signed a new five-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur after emerging as the top Asian scorer in Premier League history.Now the older Son is applying the same philosophy to dozens of teenagers attending his academy in Chuncheon, a small city about 75 kilometres (47 miles) east of Seoul, where Heung-min spent his childhood.– ‘I yell at the parents’ –The 56-year-old has big plans for the SON Football Academy, hoping to expand it to eventually include a school, soccer pitches, futsal facilities, a gym and a museum dedicated to his son.With a strong emphasis on fundamentals, the training programme offered at the academy is as good as the one he used to teach his son, “if not better”, Son said.More than half the student body is over 15 years of age — and none has been taught to shoot yet.“Maybe in two years,” Son said, adding that practising shooting too early could strain the muscle tissues and later cause knee dislocation.The repetitive routines and seemingly slow progress do not bother students like Ryu Dong-wan.“My handling of the ball has become much more accurate,” said the 16-year-old, who hero-worships Heung-min.Students at the South Korean academy say the repetitive routines and slow progress don’t bother them © AFP / Jung Yeon-jeAlthough Heung-min no longer requires private training from his father, the older Son is always by his side, analysing his play after each game.It has always been this way: when Heung-min took the highly unusual decision to leave school at 16 to join Hamburg SV’s youth academy in Germany, his father accompanied him.“I stayed in a cheap motel across the academy and would wake him up early in the morning… for weight training before he left for team practice,” Son said.He has devoted his life to supporting his son — who has often attributed his success to his father’s dedication — and expects the parents at his academy to do the same.“I always yell at the parents,” Son said, chuckling.“Whether it’s golf or tennis, in whatever area, parents who raise a successful child are different,” he added.– Golden ticket –Many of his students’ parents, who look up to the coach as a role model, visit the training grounds every day, watching their sons repeat basic manoeuvres in scorching temperatures.Soccer mum Jung Hee-suk did not hesitate to move her entire family to Chuncheon -– a requirement to enrol in the academy –- in the belief that she was putting her son in the best hands.“He has decades of know-how,” she said. “He knows football better than anyone else.”Parents watch young South Korean football students on the pitch at SON Football Academy © AFP / Jung Yeon-jeThe eyes of South Korea will be firmly fixed on Heung-min, their stand-out player during the World Cup, during this month’s Asian Games in Indonesia.While lacking the prestige of the World Cup, the tournament could be career-changing for Son, as the team can expect exemptions from South Korea’s 21-month military service if they win gold.But Son’s father said the prospect of avoiding military service was “secondary” compared to the opportunity to make his country proud.“Of course, if we win a medal and Heung-min benefits from it, it will be a win-win for the country and for us,” said Son senior who, of course, will join his son in Indonesia during the tournament.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Teams line up for Leicester star, Chelsea plot British-record transfer – GOSSIP

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first_img Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, April 14 Here are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers and online…Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain are all lining up bids for Leicester midfielder N’Golo Kante. The Foxes star, shortlisted for the PFA Player of the Year award, reportedly has a £20million release clause. (Daily Mail)Chelsea have made a British record £63.5m bid for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos. (Don Balon)Christian Benteke apparently wants to stay at Liverpool, despite his lack of playing time under manager Jurgen Klopp. (The Independent)But reports in Italy claim Juventus have made a £20m bid for the Belgium striker. (talkSPORT)PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits he has received lots of offers from the Premier League but is only interested in joining a club with trophy-winning potential. (Daily Express)Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will NOT be sold by Pep Guardiola this summer, according to the defender’s agent. (Daily Telegraph)Manchester United could face competition from PSG for former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. (Daily Telegraph)Arsenal stars Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs are reluctant to leave the Gunners this summer despite their lack of first-team football. (Evening Standard)The Gunners have begun talks with Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach over the signing of £35m-rated midfielder Granit Xhaka. (Daily Mail)Leicester and Arsenal are both interested in signing 18-year-old AC Milan defender Manuel Locatelli. (Daily Mirror)West Brom manager Tony Pulis is lining up a bid for West Ham striker Diafra Sakho to replace Saido Berahino at the Hawthorns. (The Sun)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…??West Ham transfer report: Barcelona plotting sensational £50million move for Hammers sensation Dimitri PayetDidi Hamann on Sergio Aguero’s performance against PSG: ‘The perfect example of how strikers can shine without scoring’Mario Gomez not allowed to join Manchester United, Besiktas board member claimsMalaga star denies claims he visited Liverpool’s training ground to discuss moveFormer Manchester United star Patrice Evra to be offered new Juventus contractMiguel Layun expected to return to Watford this summer 1last_img read more

No earthquake as Rathmullan man fined in court

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first_imgA RATHMULLAN man, who was found sleeping on a picnic table outside a Milford hotel, has been fined in court.On October 6, 2018, Garda McHale came across a man, known to her as Oliver Shovlin (43) of Clondallion, Rathmullan, outside the Mulroy Woods Hotel. “He didn’t know where he was or how he was getting home,” Garda McHale told Letterkenny District Court, where Shovlin appeared charged with being intoxicated in a public place.“Taxis were unwilling to come to collect him. He was asleep on a wet night and was very intoxicated.”A fixed charge penalty notice was issued, but went unpaid.Solicitor for Shovlin, Patsy Gallagher said his client was ‘in no danger to anyone else’.Garda McHale said: “It was a wet and cold night and he could have caused serious harm to himself if he had stayed there. He could have hurt himself on the concrete if he had fallen.”Addressing the court, Shovlin, who estimated that he had eight or nine drinks in the hotel, said: At no point was I sleeping. I wasn’t causing no bother to anyone.“She’s making a mistake. I was speaking to a taxi man and he arranged to come back for me. I was laying on a table, not sleeping. The guards came and told me to get off. I was talking to then for about ten seconds.”Sergeant Jim Collins put it to Shovlin that perhaps he was more intoxicated than he thought, to which Shovlin replied: “Unless there was an earthquake, maybe!”Judge Paul Kelly said that Garda evidence was ‘without exaggeration and without gilding of the lily’.“I think the facts have been proven,” Judge Kelly said.Judge Kelly imposed a fine of €100, giving Shovlin, who has a total of 39 previous convictions, six months to pay.No earthquake as Rathmullan man fined in court was last modified: June 21st, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Judge Paul KellyLetterkenny District CourtMilfordOliver ShovlinRathmullanlast_img read more

World Cup Group F permutations as Germany, Mexico, and Sweden battle it out

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first_imgWednesday afternoon could be one of the most exciting at the World Cup as Group F comes to a conclusion.Germany, Mexico, Sweden, and South Korea can all still qualify for the knockout stages after some topsy-turvy results in the previous two rounds of games. diamond geezer ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch take zlat 1. Mexico need a point against Sweden to go through and top the group. They are definitely through with a defeat if Germany fail to win. IN DEMAND Currently, Mexico and Germany are in pole position with the former given a 73 per cent chance of going through and the latter given an 87 per cent chance.But Sweden aren’t out of it, despite a late loss to Joachim Low’s side and have a 40 per cent chance of making it to the next round, while South Korea retain a one per cent chance.South Korea v Germany will be live on talkSPORT, while you can hear Mexico v Sweden.So, what are the permutations for Group F? Check them out below. Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder 3. Germany must win by two or more goals or better Sweden’s result to guarantee qualifying. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland SUPERSTITION You’re the one 7 Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino LIVING THE DREAM Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 7 REAL DEAL misery Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 2. Sweden are guaranteed to qualify if they win or better Germany’s result. If they beat Mexico and Germany fail to win, Sweden will top the group. Good times Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches 7 Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback 4. If both Germany and Sweden draw, the team in the higher-scoring game will finish second. 6. South Korea must beat Germany and hope Sweden lose to Mexico to have a chance of qualifying. Pure class RANKED 7 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 7 5. If both draws are the same scoreline, Germany finish second on head-to-head. Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly Latest World Cup news Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Mexico star Hirving Lozano celebrates scoring against Germany. GOSSIP Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song 7 LU BEAUTY Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter NO JOY ‘perfect fit” A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers 7 heading off LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Fallon d’Floor Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Shy guy WHITE KNIGHT three-way race talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

DONEGAL SFC: ST MICHAEL’S DEFEAT DUNGLOE TO SET-UP MOUTH-WATERING SEMI-FINAL CLASH WITH ST EUNAN’S

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first_imgSt Michael’s have set-up a semi-final clash with St Eunan’s after their Donegal SFC quarter-final victory over Dungloe.St Michael’s have booked their place in the Donegal SFC semi-final after defeating Dungloe at Mac Cumhaill Park this evening.Tony Wilkinson’s side have now set-up a mouth-watering clash with St Eunan’s in the last four of the Donegal SFC.Maxi Curran’s St Eunan’s side booked their semi-final place following a comfortable victory over Four Masters last night. St.Michael’s employed the ultra defensive strategy they’ve used all year, and again, like it did against Kilcar a fortnight ago, it worked to great effect.Dungloe struggled to break down the St Michael’s defence, who flooded their own half-back line with players, regularly getting thirteen men behind the ball.That defensive formation is ultimately implemented to frustrate their opponents, and that’s what it did to Dungloe, who were forced to attempt scores from distance.Dungloe also played a number of diagonal balls inside to forwards Conor Greene and Adrian Sweeney, but they couldn’t hold on to possession as they were simply outnumbered by the mass St Michael’s defence. Dungloe faced an uphill battle right from the start, after the concession of a goal in the first minute of the match.Good play from Christy Toye released Andrew Kelly who then set up Brian McLaughlin who fisted home past Ciaran Sharkey.Christy Toye then added a good score from play to extend St Michael’s lead.Adrian Sweeney opened Dungloe’s account with a fine free, before Colm McFadden scored his first point.Adrian Hanlon then fired over two great scores within a minute, both coming from play which brought Dungloe back into the game. However, a brace of points from Colm McFadden, Michael McGinley, and a great 45 from goalkeeper Marc Anthony McGinley put St Michael’s in a commanding position.Dungloe fought back again though, and hit back with two good points from Shaun Sharkey, before McFadden added another score just before half-time.Half-time score St Michael’s 1-06 Dungloe 0-05 St Michael’s continued to frustrate Dungloe in the second-half, and turned them over in possession on numerous occasions. Then they counter attacked at great pace, and reeled off three points in the opening ten minutes to put them seven ahead.Dungloe refused to give in and Adrian Hanlon kept them in touch with a couple of well-taken frees.Dungloe then had a great goal opportunity, when a free from Adrian Sweeney dropped short and Noel McBride was on hand to punch it towards goal, it beat goalkeeper Marc Anthony McGinley but it was then cleared off the line.Dungloe really needed a goal to get back in the game, and that was there opportunity, but unfortunately for Tony Boyle’s side they weren’t able to convert it.St Michael’s were clever and economic in possession in the last fifteen minutes, and added a couple of points to put real daylight between the sides.Adrian Hanlon and Barry Curran scored late-on for Dungloe to bring it back to six, and that’s how it ended.Final score St Michael’s 1-13 Dungloe 0-10Next up for St Michael’s is an enthralling semi-final clash with St Eunan’s next weekend.Glenswilly will face the winners of Ardara and Naomh Conaill who meet in a replay on Wednesday night.DONEGAL SFC: ST MICHAEL’S DEFEAT DUNGLOE TO SET-UP MOUTH-WATERING SEMI-FINAL CLASH WITH ST EUNAN’S was last modified: October 19th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal SFCDonegal SFC quarter-finaldungloeGAAnewsSportSt Michaelslast_img read more

ULSTER SFC QUARTER-FINAL: ST EUNAN’S IN CRUISE CONTROL AT HALF-TIME

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first_imgSt Eunan’s are in cruise control at half-time in their Ulster SFC quarter-final against Roslea. Ulster SFC quarter-final: St Eunan’s lead Roslea at half-time on a score-line of 1-05 to 0-00.They’ve absolutely dominated the opening period, and their dominance is evidenced by the fact that Roslea have failed to score.St Eunan’s have posted 1-5 in the opening half, and perhaps should be further ahead. Conall Dunne got the crucial goal from the penalty spot just before half-time after John Haran was hauled down.They’ve been excellent and economic in possession and Roslea simply can’t cope with the quality of St Eunan’s.Maxi Curran will also be delighted with the defensive efforts of his side, the full-back line of Michael Martin, Sean Hensey and Conor Morrison has been particularly eye-catching.They look odds on to advance to the Ulster semi-final, on the evidence of this performance so far. Roslea will no doubt improve in the second-half, but they face an uphill effort to overcome a rampant St Eunan’s side.ULSTER SFC QUARTER-FINAL: ST EUNAN’S IN CRUISE CONTROL AT HALF-TIME was last modified: November 9th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DUNFANAGHY CREW GETTING READY TO TOUCH THE ‘SKY’ IN AID OF OUR LADY’S CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CRUMLIN

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first_imgA brave group of individuals from Dunfanaghy are participating in a ‘Sky Dive’ to raise much needed money and awareness for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.The individuals undertaking the ‘Sky Dive’ are Paddy Mc Mullan, Marie Corcran, Chloe Mc Ginley, Neil Colins, Robert McElhinney, Niall Moore, Ali Mc Kemy, Drew Campbell, Cornelius Mc Mullan and Geoffery Black.They’ve already held a string of events in recent weeks including a BBQ and a charity football match with all procedes going straight to Crumlin. They’re holding a table quiz in The Oyster Bar this SUNDAY at 9pm to raise more money for this great cause before they set off to Co.Longford on September 17th to do the ‘Sky Dive’.All money from these events goes straight to Crumlin as they are paying for the ‘Sky Dive’ from their own pocket.So PLEASE come along on Sunday for a good nights craic and to show your support to all the crew taking part and raising money for such a wonderful cause.The Group would like to thank Arnolds Hotel, Patsy Dans, The Oyster Bar and Mollys Bar for hosting these events with them. The group are also hosting a night in Mollys Bar on October 8th to have the final count of all the money that was raised, there will be also be music and refreshments available.DUNFANAGHY CREW GETTING READY TO TOUCH THE ‘SKY’ IN AID OF OUR LADY’S CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CRUMLIN was last modified: September 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:charityCrumlinDunfanaghyFeaturesnewsNoticesSky Divelast_img read more

You Can Trust Scientists (to Be Fallible)

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first_img(Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 With theory overturns like these, one gets to wonder about the privileged status of scientists in our culture.False positives: For 25 years, neuroscientists have relied on functional MRI imaging (fMRI) to draw inferences about the brain. Patients have been asked questions and told to engage in mental activities while scientists watched areas light up on their brain scans. Too bad researchers didn’t know the software was buggy when they wrote up their results. A new study published on PNAS finds that possibly 70% of the research published in the last quarter century is flawed. “These results question the validity of some 40,000 fMRI studies and may have a large impact on the interpretation of neuroimaging results,” they say. Science Daily reports, “Common statistical methods used to analyse brain activity through images taken with MRI scanners cannot be trusted.”False trust: Many researchers using fMRI simply had faith in software systems applying “old, unreliable analysis methods.” A statistician from the University of Pittsburgh commented on the above study later in PNAS. Within the “sobering tale” was a bug in software that went unnoticed for 15 years. Science Daily offers “Ten simple rules to use statistics effectively.” Nice in theory, but much of the analysis is done in software these days, which scientists use without necessarily understanding or validating it.Eat your butter: After being told for decades to avoid butter fat and high cholesterol, this week we are being told by Live Science, “Butter may not be bad for your heart.” Science Daily points to new evidence of “Little to no association between butter consumption, chronic disease or total mortality.” Skeptics may want to study the funding sources and potential conflicts of interest listed in the PLoS One paper.Eat your cholesterol: Another Science Daily article says there is “no association between ‘bad cholesterol’ and elderly deaths,” after a study of 68,000 seniors. Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) have been considered bad for years, leading to hardening of the arteries, but is that opinion mistaken, at least for those over 60? The study “also raises questions about the benefits of statin drug treatments” often prescribed to reduce cholesterol.“Our findings provide a contradiction to the cholesterol hypothesis,” concluded Diamond. “That hypothesis predicts that cardiovascular disease starts in middle age as a result of high LDL-C cholesterol, worsens with aging, and eventually leads to death from cardiovascular disease. We did not find that trend. If LDL-C is accumulating in arteries over a lifetime to cause heart disease, then why is it that elderly people with the highest LDL-C live the longest? Since people over the age of 60 with high LDL-C live the longest, why should we lower it?”Dinosaur myths: Nick Longrich is proud of his debunking. On The Conversation, he lists “The top six dinosaur myths and how we busted them.” This implies that the myths misled scientists for many years, who in turn misled the public. The question remaining is whether scientists have replaced old myths with new myths, particularly his #6, that birds are the direct descendants of dinosaurs.Clinical trial troubles: Various opinions are shared in the comments after Derek Lowe’s blog post for Science Magazine about shortcomings of clinical trials in the New England Journal of Medicine. The scientific realists take swipes at the social scientists, but is anyone convinced that published trial results are completely trustworthy? Lowe, a realist, moans, “As you can see, things get pretty philosophical, and they also get pretty political, too, with all sorts of stuff being dragged in from the social science hallways about privileged ways of knowledge, etc.”Predatory journals: You can trust peer-reviewed journals, can’t you? Jeffrey Beall doesn’t think so. He wrote a letter to Nature complaining about “predatory journals” that are “threatening the credibility of science.” He thinks they should be banned. What are they? According to him, they publish junk science, fringe science, and activist research. He even casts aspersions on open-access journals: “Finally, advocates of open-access publication must stop pretending that the author-pays model is free of serious, long-term structural problems,” he says. “Just because it works well in a few cases doesn’t mean it always works.” But who decides when it “works” or not—when it supports the consensus? Who decides which journals are predatory, or which articles within a journal are tainted? Surely Nature has never been guilty of that, has it? Conflict of interest that they published his letter, perhaps?The anti- antimatter matter: It’s a cosmological problem that won’t go away. ABC News posted an article about the “Antimatter Mystery” that has plagued cosmology for decades. “We shouldn’t be here; physics says so” reads one of the sections. Astronomers keep hoping some tiny asymmetry will be found in particle physics that leaves enough matter left over to tip the balance. “Theories are great, but science is built on evidence,” ABC science writer Bernie Hobbs reminds us. Speaking of things that shouldn’t exist (like our universe), PhysOrg tells about exoplanet K2-39b, “a planet that shouldn’t be there at all.” It orbits so close to its subgiant star, it should have been ripped to shreds by tidal forces, according to commonly used models. Back to the drawing board.More on the reproducibility crisis: One of science’s greatest claims to privileged knowledge, reproducibility, has been debunked often lately. In Nature, Monya Baker argues one reason for it: “Muddled meanings hamper efforts to fix reproducibility crisis.” This crisis is so convoluted, it folds back on itself. “A semantic confusion is clouding one of the most talked-about issues in research. Scientists agree that there is a crisis in reproducibility, but they can’t agree on what ‘reproducibility’ means.” Will each discipline have to come up with its own definition and standards? At a recent meeting about the crisis, that was suggested. But if different fields each have their own standards and definitions, do they all deserve the label “science”? Maybe Finagle had it right: “Experiments must be reproducible. They should all fail the same way.”Self-congratulation: Like any business, heads of science journals like to make themselves look good in print. Rush Holt did that for Science Magazine, praising outgoing editor Marcia McNutt and welcoming new editor-in-chief Jeremy M. Berg. But wasn’t Holt himself criticized a few years ago for his anti-Republican political bias? When AAAS editors help set policy and report on policy, who watches the watchers? Such things cannot be peer reviewed.Too many things get lumped into the box called “science” and wrapped in shiny paper by the press. Sites like “Science Daily” and “ABC Science” present this box to the public as if it is a homogeneous assortment of gifts, all of equal value. In reality, it’s a mixed bag, part gift, part junk, and part Pandora’s Box.All science is mediated by fallible humans. All science is tentative. Science cannot validate itself. Only minds can take a stab at validation, but they are subject to any number of competing interests: social biases, worldview preferences, conflicts of interest and more. Some biases can be minimized, but they cannot be eliminated due to the infinite and creative capacity of the mind to fool itself.Reality is real, but real human scientists can be really fallible. Always evaluate the evidence. That takes logic, not science.last_img read more

Sorry Kids, Mom And Dad p0wn You On The Net [Infographic]

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first_imgbrian proffitt Wikibon‘s infographic pulls together a rich collection of stats, including the total data footprints of the three generations. Generation X leads the way, consuming 59.6GB of data per month, with Millennials close behind at 54.GB and Baby Boomers trailing with 44.8GBb.TV vs. WorkWikibon is not just counting computer and mobile surfing habits in its estimates… it’s also added television watching to the tally. While Baby Boomers watch more traditional television than do the other two generations, the combination of traditional and online viewing still pushes the GenXers over the top for the video viewing data footprint.Generation X, defined as those born between 1965-1983, also has a higher percentage of desktop computer owners and spends more time online. But their Millennial kids, born 1984-2002, have a higher percentage of Internet users, and dominate the mobile surfing habits.One reason why Millennials have the lower footprint online than their parents is clearly the lack of television the kids are watching on TV sets (110 hours to their folks’ 145 hours). Much of their video consumption happens online, where Millenials watch nearly 23.5 hours of video a month, compared to the less than 15 hours GenXers watch online.But even taking TV out of the equation, Generation X and even Baby Boomers spend more time surfing on computers than do the young ones. One reason may lie in device preference, because kids are much more likely to use a mobile device than a computer to surf.Another reason may be due to work: many Millennials are still in college, or just entering the workplace, and therefore aren’t online for professional reasons as much as their parents and even their grandparents – who either haven’t retired yet or are working a part-time job.Data Generation Is Exploding!But perhaps the most telling stat in this infographic can be be found at the very top: from the beginning of time until 2003, humans generated 5 billion gigabytes of data. That’s 4.9 million terabytes, or 4.66 exabytes. Right now, we generate that much data every two days… and by 2014, we’ll be creating that much data every 10 minutes. You think data is big now? This is the kind of stat that gets database engineers reaching for the nearest bottle (aspirin, vodka, it doesn’t matter…).As generations continue to adapt to new technologies and create this mega-data, their online habits could change, of course. And that evolution will remain of overwhelming interest to the marketers and entertainment companies who need to know where their intended audiences are hanging out online and what they are doing there. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Which generation rules the Internet? Conventional wisdom has it that the Millennials are the most connected cohort in history. The only problem is that the conventional wisdom may not be true. The inter-generational habits of Internet denizens have been revealed in a numbers-rich infographic posted this week, which reveals that among Baby Boomers, Generation X and the Millennial generations, it’s the GenXers that spend more time online and produce more data than their children and their parents. (More analysis below the infographic…) Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Demographics#Internet#television#web Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more