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Meet This Is Our Youth Star Tavi Gevinson!

first_imgAge: 18Hometown: Oak Park, ILCurrent Role: A Broadway debut as opinionated and jittery fashion student Jessica, who’s the object of Warren’s (Michael Cera) affection in Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth.Screen Cred: Gevinson appeared in 2013’s Enough Said, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini, and in NBC’s Parenthood. She’s also the founder and editor-in-chief of the online Rookie Magazine.”It gives me immense satisfaction to art direct Rookie and compile all the stuff that goes in, but now is the best part because I get to meet the girls who are reading it and hear about what it’s meant to them. That was the whole point.””Opening night of This Is Our Youth was the best night of my life. I left school early to do it, I broke up with my high school boyfriend and I moved to New York. It’s the mark of so much change in my life.””I’ve loved Taylor Swift from a very young age. I’ve gotten to know her as a person and she’s wonderful. Even when she’s singing about love, her songs are about so much more. They’re about being young and wanting to experience things.””No one’s proud to admit that they were a ‘theater kid,’ but I FaceTimed with my dad today and he reminded that when I was little, I would perform ‘Give My Regards to Broadway’ at family gatherings.””Kieran Culkin and Michael Cera are brothers I was very fortunate to never have. [Laughs.] No, I adore them both, and hanging out with them is a blast. We’re just trying to hold each other up and they’re great partners for that.””At the end of the night, I love to go home and sit on my roof, where I have an amazing view of the skyline. If 14-year-old me had known this was coming, she would have calmed down and taken a deep breath.” Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Related Shows This Is Our Youth View Commentslast_img read more

Almost 35,000 Donegal homes and businesses awaiting broadband

first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue has said that 34,107 homes and businesses await the green light for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) in County Donegal.The NBP aimed to ensure that every home, school and business in Ireland had access to high-speed broadband. Despite this 36% of homes and businesses are still awaiting the provision of high-speed broadband services.Deputy McConalogue commented, “Despite ongoing assurances from this Government over the last number of years, the National Broadband Plan has still not been given the go ahead and it is rural Ireland and Donegal in particular who are suffering. “Recent census figures have put Donegal as the poorest county in Ireland, high unemployment has contributed to youth emigration and the IDA hasn’t secured the set-up of any new companies in the region over the last number of years. I believe lack of high-speed broadband is a contributory factor and this needs to be addressed urgently.”He added it is evident that over the last number of years there is a growing appetite for remote working for career, health and lifestyle reasons and companies are more open to supporting remote workers in order to retain talent.“Donegal has everything to offer in terms of finding a healthy work-life balance and we need to be able to capitalise on this working trend however we need the IT infrastructure and broadband services to support our families who want to live and work here.“This Government must stop the delays and ensure that the National Broadband Plan is rolled out as soon as possible” concluded McConalogue. Almost 35,000 Donegal homes and businesses awaiting broadband was last modified: April 8th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:broadbanddeputy charlie mcconaloguedonegallast_img read more

Why Warriors’ start in 2018-19 better than 2017-18

first_imgMark Medina breaks down what to watch as the Golden State Warriors prepare for games against the Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves this week. NEW YORK – One moment, the Warriors are making a video poking fun at Fergie’s rendition of the national anthem during the 2018 NBA All-Star game. At another moment, the Warriors are keeping a strict routine with meticulous treatment in the training room. At another moment, the Warriors appear excited every time one of their …last_img

Spiritual Science: Anything But God

first_imgMaterialists would rather escape into mysticism than consider a personal Creator.If you watch a TED Talk by David Chalmers embedded in an article at The Conversation by psychologist Steve Taylor, you will probably be impressed and perplexed: impressed by Chalmers’ exceptional talent at public speaking, but perplexed at his conclusions. A philosopher of mind who specializes in the subject of consciousness, Chalmers knows a lot about the “hard problem” of consciousness. That problem asks why physical matter would ever give rise to our sense of self-awareness, which is the very thing we know most intimately about reality. (In an earlier video posted by Evolution News, Chalmers had described how a philosophical “zombie” could perform all the behaviors of an individual without being conscious.)Chalmers prefers to be known as a scientific materialist, he admits. He would prefer to discover fundamental principles that could explain consciousness with equations and laws. But the Hard Problem defies such formulations. He says that physics can explain behaviors, but not consciousness itself. As tentative answers, he suggests two possibilities to the audience: (1) the idea that consciousness is a fundamental property of the universe, like mass and gravity. (2) The other possibility is panpsychism: the belief that everything in the universe is conscious at some level. The more complex the organism, the more its consciousness becomes capable of thought and communication. Each of these solutions, however, Chalmers admits has its own difficulties and ramifications. He admits in this conclusion that psychologists and philosophers are nowhere near solutions to the problem of consciousness.The Elephant in the RoomNowhere in his otherwise informative talk does Chalmers even look at the elephant in the room: that consciousness was created by a personal God. The avoidance of any consideration of a Creator could be dubbed the ABG response: “anything but God.” Presumably, science must be secularized, even if it entails mysticism. At Mind Matters, a website from the Discovery Institute dealing with psychology, neurosurgeon Michael Egnor gives a pointed but respectful refutation of panpsychism. Electrons cannot be conscious without sense organs, he argues.Steve Taylor, author of the article that includes the TED video, prefers Chalmers’ first solution, that consciousness is a fundamental property of reality:If you held a human brain in your hand, you would find it to be a soggy clump of grey matter, a bit like putty, weighing about 1.3kg. How is it possible that this grey soggy stuff can give rise to the richness and depth of your conscious experience? This is is known as the “hard problem” of consciousness.As a result, many eminent philosophers (such as David Chalmers and Thomas Nagel) and scientists like Christof Koch and Tononi have rejected the idea that consciousness is directly produced by brain processes. They have turned to the alternative view that it is actually a fundamental quality of the universe.Those who have read Thomas Nagel’s book God and Cosmos will recognize similarities to David Chalmers’ frustration: the desire to abide within scientific materialism, but the difficulty of accounting for consciousness and other non-physical realities. Nagel actually states that intelligent design arguments are compelling, but his ABG preferences prevent him from getting too close to it.How does Taylor, author of Spiritual Science, defend consciousness as fundamental? His defense is primarily hypothetical. He believes it would explain altruism and intentionality, without invalidating well-known observations that brain damage impacts consciousness. Like Chalmers, though, he too completely avoids looking at the elephant in the room: creation by a personal God.Fatal FlawsAll of the ABG solutions, whether those of Chalmers, Nagel or Taylor, suffer a common flaw: they are self-refuting. If our consciousness derives from some elementary properties that could add up to full human consciousness when instantiated in a sufficiently complex organism, then we could never know that to be true. Consciousness itself is insufficient for confidence; it could be like a dream. Consciousness must be connected to external reality via truth, morality and logic: truth, because anything that evolves is inherently subjective; morality, because one has to believe that the pursuit of truth is good and right; logic, because irrational ideas are useless for confirming anything to be true. Truth, morality and logic must all be anchored in realities that are timeless and universal. Only a personal God can account for these things.Why, then, is not William Dembski’s view also self-refuting? In his book Being as Communion, Dembski defends the proposition that information is not just a fundamental property of the universe, but the most fundamental property. The difference is that Dembski keeps God transcendent. God is not a part of the universe of matter, energy and information, but the Creator of it. The other views, which entail self-emergence out of fundamental properties, collapse into occultism, which is idolatry.Recommended Resource: The Discovery Institute launched a series of videos collectively called “Science Uprising” to challenge materialism. As an adjunct to the first video, Jay Richards answers questions about whether materialism is a satisfactory (and satisfying) worldview, and why it fails because of its own inner contradictions and insufficiencies. Hear also Ann Gauger on ID the Future explain why “Scientific materialism is no match for truth, beauty and goodness.”(Visited 382 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Letran coach Napa looks ahead to next season, targets title

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netShortly after Letran’s season ended, coach Jeff Napa quickly shifted his focus on the Knights’ future where he sees a different story unfolding.“Next year is a different story. There’s really competition with the talent we have, so there’s no assurance on who will make the lineup next year,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Napa set modest goals to start the season and knew Letran could go as far as the Final Four.He said adversities and at the start of the season also added weight on the Knights’ shoulders.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 shutout“We knew from the start where we could go. We just had to deal with a lot of issues early in the season, telenovelas which happened and that’s what made us suffer and complicated our situation,” he said.“But we’re not looking at it as an excuse and we think of it as a rallying point for us to solidify our bond and got us to where we’re at. It just so happened that our season ended here.” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Stags’ Calisaan has come a long way since his motorcycle accident last year CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Despite all they had to deal with, the Knights showed some fight and finished the eliminations at 9-9, tied for fourth as they survived two do-or-die games.Letran nearly made it three knockout games in a row, but San Sebastian, which drew a career performance from Michael Calisaan, was just too much down the stretch.“It’s hard to win if we have 15 missed free throws,” said Napa, who cited the Knights’ horrible shooting from the free throw line, going 18-of-33, after a 74-69 loss to the Stags on Tuesday.“We also had crucial stops that we didn’t execute. We made runs, but when we changed players, it changed the complexion of the game. There were unnecessary things that happened that gave our opponents the momentum.”Napa, though, isn’t blaming anybody for the Knights’ early exit as he looks ahead to the next season where he feels his team can contend for a title.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES “One thing’s for sure, my target next year is to become a champion. That’s my mindset,” he boldly declared. “My mindset right now is to go to the Final Four, but next year, our mindset is to become number one.” Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts02:11NCAA Season 93 Preview: Letran Knights01:37Protesters 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 Gameslast_img read more

Seattle Slew: Seahawks Crush Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII Super Blowout

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares In arguably the most bizarre Super Bowl ever, the Seattle Seahawks stunned the high-powered Denver Broncos 43-8.The first offensive play of the game set the tone. After winning the coin toss, Seattle elected to kick off – not a surprise, defense is their strong suit. But the sure-handed Peyton Manning, field general QB extraordinaire, who led the Broncos’ vaunted high-octane offense to the Super Bowl while winning his 5th regular season MVP after throwing an all-time record 55 touchdowns, helplessly watched the first snap sail over his head and behind him into his own endzone. Seattle scored a safety and went up 2-0, within a matter of seconds.Just a fluke, thought millions of fans – after all, Denver was favored to win.  But the Broncos, who scored an average of 37 points per game in the regular season, didn’t score their first – and, as it turned out, only – points until end of the third quarter!The safety was hardly the game’s only strange moment. The second half began with another rarity – the usually-steady Broncos’ special teams fell asleep at the wheel as Seahawk speedster Percy Harvin returned the third quarter’s opening kickoff for a touchdown. And even more bizarre: Harvin – a wide receiver, was the game’s leading rusher with 45 yards.Tied as the third-most one-sided Super Bowl in history, Seattle dominated the entire way. For the first time all season, Denver did not even post a threat – not even for a second. Manning did not have a statistically awful game – 1 TD, 2 interceptions, 280 years, and actually set a new Super Bowl record for completions – 34. By the look on his face, though, none of that mattered.He is now 1-2 in Super Bowls, having disappointed in the last two, having won one less than his little brother, Eli, QB of the Giants in whose stadium the Super Bowl was played; Eli was in a luxury box watching the game.The Broncos did get something right, though: they held Seattle’s ferocious and seemingly-invincible running back, Marshawn Lynch, to a mere 39 yards on 15 carries. Lynch did score a TD, after a pass interference call brought Seattle the ball on Denver’s one-yard line, but from that close a distance, stopping a powerhouse like Lynch is next to impossible.The game’s “other” quarterback, Russell Wilson, only in his second year in the league and first Super Bowl appearance, was as cool as a cucumber: 18 for 25, 206 yards passing, 2TDs, 0 interceptions, and 26 yards rushing.  All of the Broncos combined only rushed for 27.Seattle’s domination in virtually every statistical category aside, Denver was just a Peyton rally or two away from potentially making a game of much of the way through. In fact, with less than four minutes remaining in the half, the Broncos trailed 15-0; most of the time, Manning can make up those points in the blink of an eye. He’s at his best when he sits comfortably in the pocket, but he was flustered by Seattle’s defense all night. Cliff Avril hit Manning’s arm as he was set to throw, and the ball floated like a hot air balloon right into the hands of Malcolm Smith, who ran it in for a quick six. The Seahawks extended their lead, 22-0. When Harvin began the third with the kickoff return TD, the score was 29-0, and entire second half a mere waste of time.Though Manning’s heralded comeback – he had major neck surgery that almost ended his career, then made a brilliant return last year – has to wait another year (if he comes back again) for a storybook ending, it was a day of vindication for Seattle coach Pete Carroll. Fired by two pro teams, Carroll left the NFL for college football, won two national championships, and came back to the pros to coach the Seahawks. Oh – the two teams that had fired Carroll? The New England Patriots, and the New York Jets – who really play in New Jersey, in the same stadium in which Carroll’s team just played – and won – the Super Bowl.last_img read more

DCT Gdansk Handles Record Container Volume

first_imgzoom Polish Port of Gdansk’s Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) concluded 2016 with an operational result at the level of 1.3 million TEUs, representing a record in the history of the terminal. The record number of containers was driven by a number of factors, including the growing need for directs calls of oceanic container vessels in the Baltic, as well as the visible growth of cargo targeted at Eastern and Central Europe markets.Already in October 2016 the number of containers exceeded the overall result of 1.06 million TEUs seen in 2015, as the second berth at the Gdansk’s DCT was officially opened.Expanding the country’s sole deep-sea terminal to become the largest container hub in the Baltic Sea, Terminal 2 (T2) can accommodate ultra-large vessels of the capacity exceeding 18,000 TEUs which will enter the Baltic Sea through the Danish Straits, the company said earlier.The new 650-meter-long and 17-meter-deep quay doubled DCT’s annual handling capacity from 1.5 million to 3 million TEUs.“With the opening of Terminal 2, we now have the prospect to take it to the next level – use this potential and double in size. DCT Gdansk has proven itself a game-changer for the Baltic, opening the market to direct calls from Asia and providing access for Polish importers and exporters as well as enhanced transshipment access across the Baltic for the Shipping Lines. Our challenge now is to attract new services and to push further into central Europe, whilst retaining and consolidating our position with our existing customers,” Cameron Thorpe, CEO of Gdansk, said.last_img read more