first_img5 5 9 6% 5 33% 42% 6 6 $379,448 LEAVE IT TO EDDIE HASKELL IN CLOCKERS’ CORNER 4 ITM% 9 Vladimir Cerin24 5 $425,661 12 47% 8 6 44% Win% 6 16 Joel Rosario94 52% 16 14 SOME 100 BETTORS BENEFIT FROM THE STRONACH 5 Joseph Talamo68 18% Steve Knapp22 $427,253 12% 20% $91,194 2 $109,465 23% 4 $799,110 40% 18% 7 8 38% 6 $522,614 4 16% Richard Baltas55 4 6 $143,843 58% Martin Pedroza31 $362,524 9 13 20% 3 BAFFERT SAYS ‘EVERYTHING WORKED’ FOR JUSTIFY $174,849 $466,177 $491,761 59% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 35% 8 8 16% 17% 4 5 Mike Smith35 Hector O. Palma24 Peter Miller50 11% 10 1 27% 11 $584,513 7 4 15% 3rd 23% Money Won 4 Tiago Pereira55 $328,540 6 $185,437 41% 8 Jeff Mullins28 7% 5 4 2 William Spawr10 13% 24 $187,762 16 $516,653 Flavien Prat88 4 47% JUSTIFY AMONG THE ‘VERY ELITE’ IN RACING HISTORYBob Baffert was back on the beat at Clockers’ Corner Saturday morning, less than 48 hours after his undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify was named Horse of the Year for 2018.“He’ll go down among a very elite group of horses,” Baffert said of the son of Scat Daddy, who numbered the Santa Anita Derby among his six career victories that included the Triple Crown sweep before his untimely retirement.“I’m happy for the connections and happy for the horse. I’ve been around a lot of talented horses and he’s one of the best that I’ve trained. What he did was pretty incredible, in that short period of time (his career began with a 9 ½-length maiden win at Santa Anita on Feb. 18 and concluded with his front-running Belmont Stakes triumph by 1 ¾ lengths on June 9).”In retrospect, however, Justify’s accomplishment did not shock Baffert.“We knew before he ran he was something special, but they have to prove it in the afternoon,” he said. “After he won his second out (a 6 ½-length score March 11 on a muddy track at Santa Anita), I knew right then.“I kept telling myself, ‘Don’t mess it up, Bob,’ and I was fortunate everything worked.”Meanwhile, McKinzie, heralded as the Kentucky Derby favorite before he was injured and Justify came along to inherit that role, is scheduled to head a talented field in this Saturday’s Grade II San Pasqual Stakes, a steppingstone to the Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap March 9.The son of Street Sense trained by Baffert is likely to breeze tomorrow morning. Mike Smith would have the mount in the San Pasqual, for older horses at 1 1/8 miles. Other candidates include Battle of Midway (Flavien Prat) and Giant Expectations (Joel Rosario).Giant Expectations worked five furlongs Saturday for Peter Eurton in 1:00.80.TRAINER HOPES EDDIE HASKELL STAYS ON MARK SUNDAYWith three wins from five starts since being claimed for $50,000 last April 12, Eddie Haskell has proved to be a profitable purchase.Mark Glatt hopes the six-year-old gelded son of Square Eddie continues to pay dividends in Sunday’s $70,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes for older horses at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.“He’s done well for us,” the trainer said. “We’ll see if he can continue on his streak (he’s won two in a row for new owners Phil Wood and Jim Hailey). In the past, he hasn’t been as effective down the hill as he is at five-eighths (sprinting on Del Mar’s turf course), although he’s finished very close down the hill as well.“We’re hoping to get the money.”The field for the contentious Clocker’s Corner, race eight of 10 with a 12 noon first post time: Regal Born, Mario Gutierrez, 30-1; Cistron, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Eddie Haskell, Kent Desormeaux, 4-1; Secretary At War, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Hunt, Flavien Prat, 3-1; Pubilius Syrus, Geovanni Franco, 20-1; Conquest Tsunami, Drayden Van Dyke, 5-2; Blended Citizen, Joel Rosario, 12-1; and Calculator, Joe Talamo, 6-1.$2 MILLION GUARANTEED RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT UP FOR GRABSWith a mandatory payout looming on Saturday, Feb. 2, Santa Anita Park will again guarantee $2 million in today’s 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot.The Grade I, $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational highlights a tremendous card from Gulfstream Park, while Santa Anita’s live racing is headlined by a total of four stakes restricted to California-bred or sired horses, with the 11th and final race, the $200,000 Unusual Heat Classic, for older horses at 1 1/8 miles on turf, the marque attraction.With $218,436 in “new” money wagered into Friday’s Rainbow Six, the live money pool reached $1,453,831 and produced six consolation winning tickets, each worth $19,448.60.Leg one in Saturday’s Rainbow Six is race six, which has an approximate post time of 2:06 p.m. PT. For additional information, please visit  or call (626) 574-RACE.FRIDAY’S STRONACH 5 RETURNS $1,314.90Friday’s Stronach 5, the national pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, rewarded 97 bettors across the country $1,314.90 each.The shortest price winner came at Gulfstream Park in Uno Mas Modelo ($3.40) and the longest price occurred in the final leg at Golden Gate Fields in Classy Chasie ($22.60).Friday’s Stronach 5 sequenceLeg One – Laurel Park 9th race – The Mason Factor $4.60Leg Two -Gulfstream Park 10th race – Uno Mas Modelo $3.40Leg Three -Santa Anita Park 4th race – Ostini $8Leg Four – Gulfstream Park 11th race – Yako $12.40Leg Five – Golden Gate Fields 5th race – Classy Chasie $22.60The minimum wager on the multi-race, multi-track Stronach 5 is $1. If there are no tickets with five winners, the entire pool will be carried over to the next Friday.For the Stronach 5, if a change in racing surface is made after the wagering closes, each selection on any ticket will be considered a winning selection. If a betting interest is scratched, that selection will be substituted with the win pool favorite when wagering closes.The Maryland Jockey Club serves as host of the Stronach 5.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:PATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 1PATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 2PATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 3PATH TO THE PEGASUS: EPISODE 4BOB BAFFERT SHEDROW STROLL: GET TO KNOW HECK YEAHMICHAEL MCCARTHY SHEDROW STROLL: GET TO KNOW CITY OF LIGHTIMPROBABLE WORKING 5 FURLONGS FOR TRAINER BOB BAFFERTMULTIPLE STAKES WINNER BELLAFINA WORKING FOR TRAINER SIMON CALLAGHANNOLO CONTESTO(OUTSIDE) & FOXTAIL WORKING 5 FURLONGS FOR TRAINER JOHN SADLERFINISH LINES: Beach View, fourth in the Grade II San Antonio Stakes on dirt Dec. 26, returns to turf Saturday in the Grade II San Marcos Stakes at 1 ¼ miles for trainer Leonard Powell, who will give Rafael Bejarano a leg up for the fourth consecutive time on the six-year-old Giant’s Causeway horse owned by Levy Racing.Photo of Justify and Bob Baffert from Belmont Stakes, June 2018 – Zoe Metz Photography Edwin Maldonado32 7 58% 6 13% 28% Ruben Fuentes47 12center_img 61% 8 17 Drayden Van Dyke62 6 4 60% 18 2nd 50% 4 4 Money Won $200,050 2 Agapito Delgadillo25 1 7 6 2 Assael Espinoza52 13% 1st 40% 52% 2 $690,372 18% 42% 15% Tyler Baze93 $285,241 $507,106 $609,013 Richard Mandella16 10 25% 9 19% 54% $1,061,803 J. Keith Desormeaux29 16 $165,199 4 31% John Sadler33 $87,407 34% 12 TrainerMts 34% 13 7 $213,056 4 42% 11 Mark Glatt28 13 42% Jerry Hollendorfer43 William E. Morey26 10 Kent Desormeaux43 Win% 19% 1 Doug O’Neill66 4 $102,611 7 1 12% 44% 3 Bob Baffert31 9 11 9 13% 5 49% 11 17% $1,467,119 3rd 17% 14% 4 1 Geovanni Franco76 Heriberto Figueroa84 5 JockeyMts 38% $472,720 4 2nd 5 4 1 41% 5 ITM% 8 $550,349 18% (Current Through Friday, Jan. 25) 5 71% Rafael Bejarano62 40% $2 MILLION RAINBOW PICK 6 JACKPOT UP FOR GRABS 3 1st 59% $105,376last_img read more

#JaVotes2016: Woman injured in Three Miles stampede loyal to Portia

first_img The Whitfield Town resident suffered a broken leg on Tuesday night at Portia Simpson Miller Square in St Andrew after gunshots were discharged at a mass People’s National Party (PNP) meeting, causing a stampede. More than two dozen persons received varying degrees of injury, among them Forbes. “I told ‘Sister P’ that whatever happens me still coming fi vote fi her,” Folkes told The Gleaner as she made her way to the polling station at Whitfield Town Primary School, the same place PNP president Portia Simpson Miller voted. Simpson Miller, who has been member of parliament since 1976, is being challenged for the seat by Victor Hyde of the Jamaica Labour Party. “Me naah let her down. She is a strong black woman and we want to give her the support. We nuh waah to gi Labourite nuttin caah dem naah deal aid nuttin,” Forbes said. The PNP supporter, who had to be assisted to the polling station, complained of tremendous pain in her foot. She said that the incident was horrifying. “Dem push me down and dem trample me and I get up running again and the crowd come down and my foot slide in a metal drain,” she said. Forbes said she also suffered the misfortune of having a pot of soup overturn on her. Luckily, the soup was not hot, which meant she escaped serious burns. Forbes expects to celebrate a PNP victory later today. She will return to the Kingston Public Hospital on Tuesday for the doctors to put her leg in plaster. Fifty-five year-old Greta Forbes’ right foot is heavily bandaged and swollen. ST ANDREW SOUTH WESTERN CANDIDATES PNP: Portia Simpson Miller JLP: Victor Hydelast_img read more

Special Prosecutors being paid $20,000 per hour

first_img…$2M retainer feeIn response to questions put forward by the parliamentary Opposition, Government has come clean on its hiring of Special Prosecutors. Among the information provided are details of the number of prosecutors, cases and payment arrangements.According to the written responses supplied, five Special Prosecutors were hired. These Prosecutors are to be paid a retainer fee of $2 million, applied against the attorney fees and costs incurred by the client – the Attorney General’s Chambers.According to the details presented, the Prosecutors will also be paid $20,000 per hour for their services when prosecuting matters in the court on behalf of the State.Former AG Anil NandlallThe order paper had detailed that questions would be put to Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams by his predecessor, Anil Nandlall. The questions are derived from the fact that estimates show $109 million being allocated to the Attorney General’s Chambers in the 2017 Budget under programme number 523.In addition, Nandlall had contended in his questions that in the 2018 Budget, undisclosed funds were allocated for hiring Special Prosecutors, including foreign lawyers. He was, therefore, seeking answers on this issue.“Could the Honourable Minister provide this House with information on the number of Special Prosecutors that have been hired, their salaries and benefits, travel and hotel costs, etc, incurred and the number of cases they have been handling for the period January 2017 to March 2018?” Nandlall had questioned the State.In an interview with Guyana Times, Nandlall stressed the implications for the State’s involvement in retaining Special Prosecutors on a scale of this magnitude. In the first place, he pointed out that this practice was not supported by the law.“It is absolutely unlawful for (the State) to be paying Special Prosecutors. Since 1966, when we became independent, the prosecutorial functions of the State were taken away from the Attorney General’s Office and given to an agency called the Director of Public Prosecutions.“That agency is an independent agency, and it ought not to be influenced in the discharge of those functions. Government has no role to play in the prosecution ofAttorney General Basil Williamscriminal offences. That is not a function of the Government but the State agency.”The former Attorney General also noted that while serious offences like drug trafficking and murder were being prosecuted by Police Prosecutors, the State shelled out millions to prosecute members of the former Administration and perceived Opposition supporters on charges that were not even in violation of criminal laws.“Millions of dollars are expended to hire Special Prosecutors. And these Special Prosecutors are hired to prosecute us,” Nandlall noted. “They are not hiring Special Prosecutors to prosecute the serious offences being committed every day in this country, like robbery, murder, piracy, drug trafficking. These are the real ills of the society. So the public will judge whether that is the best use of taxpayers’ money.”It had been reported that Cabinet appointed six Attorneys: Michael Somersall, Hewely Griffith, Lawrence Harris, Patrice Henry, Compton Richardson, and Trenton Lake as Special Prosecutors in the event that legal action might ensue from audit reports into the Pradoville 2 Housing Scheme and the 2007 Cricket World Cup, among other areas. (Jarryl Bryan)last_img read more

Week six spring league basketball results

first_imgJiffy Lube and Sunlife battled to a 59-59 draw. Conner Loades put in a good effort for Jiffy Lube and Jordan Sandberg played a great game for Sunlife. In Junior Division action black defeated red 49-27. The top player for black was Keanna Wildeman and red’s best player in the game was Aiden Dumas. Yellow got past white 36-32. Raya Heinrichs was the player of the game for yellow, and Mason Miranda had a strong effort for white.Green edged blue by a single point 55-54. Cole Harder was recognized for his efforts for green and blue’s top player was Riley Ferguson.- Advertisement -In the Senior Girls division D. Bauer had their way with Jiffy Lube 42-19. Kalyn Johnston was the player of the game for D. Bauer and Shayla Wheat put forth a solid game for Jiffy Lube.Sunlife defeated Motive 7 42-29. Britney Peters played well for Sunlife and Paige Pearson was solid defensively for Motive 7.Motive 7 had a close call against D. Bauer in Senior Boys play but came out on top in the end with a 63-59 win. Reid Jackson was the player of the game for Motive 7 and getting the same recognition for D. Bauer was Jake Hyrcha.Advertisementlast_img read more

Kings rally to win in shootout

first_imgLOS ANGELES – There should be bright days ahead for both the Kings and Colorado Avalanche, but the present is dim. The Kings, with Anze Kopitar, and the Avalanche, with Paul Stastny, have talented young scorers who give them solid reason for optimism, but this has been a season of frustration for both franchises. Marek Svatos scored three minutes later for a 4-2 lead and Alexander Frolov answered at the nine-minute mark. Colorado regained its two-goal lead with Milan Hejduk’s power-play goal, but Lubomir Visnovsky got the Kings within 5-4 with his own power-play tally. Rob Blake scored with four seconds left to force overtime. The Kings’ future is with thier youth, and before Saturday’s game they dumped a struggling veteran. Oleg Tverdovsky, who had been a healthy scratch in the past nine games, cleared waivers and was assigned to the Kings’ American Hockey League affiliate in Manchester. N.H. Tverdovsky, a former All-Star defenseman, had been replaced of late by journeymen Kevin Dallman and Mike Weaver. Both teams entered Saturday outside the Western Conference playoff picture, Colorado in 10th place, the Kings in last place. The Avalanche were trying to keep its playoff hopes alive, but the Kings ended up with a 6-5 shootout victory in front of an announced 18,118 at Staples Center. Colorado rallied from a 2-0 deficit and took the lead 61seconds into the third period when John-Michael Liles scored on the power play. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

PSG star’s agent delivers transfer boost to Newcastle United

first_img Salvatore Sirigu 1 Newcastle target Salvatore Sirigu will be too expensive for any of the Italian sides chasing him, according to his agent.The PSG goalkeeper has lost his place in the starting XI due to Kevin Trapp’s recent form between the sticks in France.The 28-year-old has made just one Ligue 1 appearance this season and been an unused sub in 13 others.The former Palermo man has been linked with a return to Serie A in recent weeks, with Lazio said to be lining up a bid for his signature.But Carlo Pallavicino, the shot stopper’s agent, says his client will not be heading back to his homeland for monetary reasons.That could be good news for Newcastle, who have lost Tim Krul to a long-term injury and have been keeping tabs on Sirigu.Pallavicino told Radio Olympia: “Lazio can’t afford him, and that’s the same for most Serie A clubs, even top ones.“Maybe Sirigu is not paid as much as PSG’s main stars, but things are like that for Italy at this time”.Sirigu is under contract until June 2018 and is earning around £3m a year.last_img read more


first_imgThe death of a man in Garda custody at Buncrana Garda station is not believed to be suspicious.The man died at in the early hours of this morning.The man has been named locally as Michael Lynch, who is in his 60s, from Sliabh Sneacht, Buncrana. A post mortem was carried out on Mr Lynch at Letterkenny General Hospital today but results of examination have not yet been released.Gardai say details of how the man died or why he was arrested are not being released.However a source has revealed they do not believe the death is suspicious.A Garda forensics team spent most of today at Buncrana Garda station. A full investigation was launched by the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission but it is unclear if this will continue.DEATH OF MAN IN GARDA CUSTODY NOT NOW BELIEVED TO BE SUSPICIOUS was last modified: November 11th, 2013 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:Buncrana Garda stationdeathMichael Lynchlast_img read more

H-DNL football: Fortuna falls 35-20 to Foothill

first_imgLevi Nyberg had a trio of rushing touchdowns but it wasn’t enough as the Huskies fell 35-20 on homecoming to visiting Foothill—Palo Cedro, Friday night at Husky Field.Nyberg kept the Huskies close in the first half with a pair of gritty touchdown runs.The junior put Fortuna on the board early in the second quarter with a 4-yard run. Kobe Letter punched it in from two yards out on the ensuing 2-point conversion to put the Huskies ahead 8-7. The scoring opportunity was furnished by a blocked …last_img read more

‘Hominids’ Were Gender Binary

first_img(Visited 427 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Political activists will have more trouble arguing for gender fluidity, now that binary sex roles go way back.Nobody ever heard of gender fluidity before LGBT activists decided it was possible to divorce gender from biological sex. Now that scientists at the University of Seville have found evidence of “gender inequality” as far back as the Stone Age (, will the activists find themselves fighting evolutionists in their claim that we humans should be different? If evolution made people look and act in two ways based on biological sex, and if people have behaved as such for thousands of years, on what basis can activists introduce a new concept like gender fluidity?None of the following should be misconstrued to support mistreatment of one sex by the other. The thing to look for is whether people have always behaved in a gender binary manner, and thought of themselves only in those terms. People can be equal in value, even if they play different roles in the culture.The Neolithic precedents of gender inequality (University of Seville via Examining ‘bioarchaeology and funerary archaeology,’ the researchers found evidence for gender differences in the Neolithic age (Stone Age), 7,000 years ago. They claim this “meant male domination in later periods of history.” The authors go beyond what the evidence itself suggests.It is precisely this last aspect that is most evident in this study. The arrow wounds on male bodies, the depositing of projectiles in their tombs or the pictorial representations (cave paintings) of men hunting and fighting have no equivalent parallel in women. Therefore, the authors point to the birth of an ideology that connected men with the exercise of force. In this sense, they highlight that the creation of different roles according to gender and other forms of gender inequality played a fundamental role in the growth of social complexity, a factor that has not always been well understood in previous research projects.The conclusions, though, do not follow from the evidence. Arrow wounds, hunting and other signs could be interpreted as indicators of the high value those cultures placed on women. Cultures might have rewarded men who would sacrifice their own safety to provide for and protect their women and children. Certainly (on average) males are endowed with an extra measure of strength to fulfill those roles.Even if that interpretation is doubted, evolutionists would have to admit that whatever is, is right. What are today’s activists going to do—build a time machine and tell the men of that period to stop acting macho? Nowhere in the study is there evidence for a third, fourth, or 72nd gender. Everybody was male or female. Men had roles that were different than those for women, but if that is what evolution produced (according to materialist philosophy), so be it.The editors of Live Science claim that “Inequality Existed Since the Stone Age.” Once again, though, inequality does not necessarily follow from sexual dimorphism, any more (in evolutionary thinking) than it does for peacocks or gorillas. Whatever strategy evolution comes up with to pass on the genes of a population cannot be considered “wrong” by today’s attitudes. Otherwise, LGBT activists will be found fighting against evolutionists. That would be a contest to watch.Other News on Sex and GenderPositive Aspects of Masculinity Helps Improve Boys’ Attitudes Toward Relationship Violence (Rutgers University). This article runs counter to the PC talk about “toxic masculinity” and the need for boys to deny their natures. In a pilot program for middle school boys that affirmed masculinity, researchers found positive results. Contrary to expectations, boys learned to become gentlemen in dating and less violent when they were allowed to be boys, while learning also to question unhealthy assumptions from peers. A workshop was developed by “Maine Boys to Men,” a nonprofit.It includes four, one-hour sessions that explore the normalization, pervasiveness, and harmful nature of gender role assumptions. The boys involved in the program learn about empathy, healthy relationships, gender-based violence and receive bystander intervention training through physical activity, peer-to-peer dialogue, storytelling, role play, multimedia and group discussions.“By focusing on positive expressions of masculinity, such as the ability to be respectful in relationships, this program helps boys find positive ways to prevent violence and to cope with violence to which they may already have been exposed,” Banyard said.By aiming boys to be men (good men, gentlemen, respectful men), they were clearly not saying to the boys, “You can be any gender you want to be, even imaginary ones.”Mustaches are more than just manly, they guard against sun’s rays (Medical Xpress). Well, OK. Take this claim advisedly. The study looked at 200 men for signs of skin cancer and found that a mustache afforded some protection.“Obviously, there are a lot of variables, including the baseline skin type of the individual, how thick and big the mustache is, your genetic make-up and your family history of skin cancer,” Wang said.“But, interestingly, I have previously looked at how good hair is in terms of protecting the scalp,” said Wang, who is also chair of the Skin Cancer Foundation’s photobiology committee. “And it turns out when someone has a lot of hair, it’s a perfect shield. It actually works very well. So when it comes to covering [the] lip, this isn’t too much of a surprise.”The question naturally arises, if a mustache’s role is to prevent skin cancer, why didn’t women evolve them, too? And why did they evolve to give protection just on the upper lip and not all over the face? At best, it might indicate that men are made to spend more time in the sun working and hunting. Perhaps more so, it is another strong symbol that men and women are different, with different endowments of hair to go along with their different roles.Why do women live longer than men? (The Conversation). Melinda Martin-Khan explores this long-noticed difference. In short, there is no clear answer.While women may always live longer than men, by a year or two, men can try to make some lifestyle changes to reduce this gap. That being said, women should work towards these goals for a long and healthy life, too.But if a man wants to transition to a women, it’s probably not going to add years to his life.Attitudes to gender and sexual diversity: changing global trends (The Conversation). In this piece, Michael Sean Pepper, a specialist in molecular medicine from the University of Pretoria tries to separate gender identity from biological sex. He mentions cases of disorders of sexual development, but fails to indicate how rare they are. The UN, as usual, follows PC trends:Identifying as transgender has previously been classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “gender identity disorder”. On May 25 of this year, in the most recent International Classification of Diseases manual, the WHO reclassified transgenderism as “gender incongruence” rather than as a mental health disorder. Gender incongruence has now been moved to a new chapter dedicated to sexual health, which it is believed will reduce stigma while ensuring access to healthcare.Bowing to the LGBT agenda, Pepper says, “Embracing human gender and sexual diversity requires acceptance of the fact that alignment between physical sex, gender identity and sexual orientation does not necessarily adhere to heteronormative rules.” But who makes the rules? Pepper fails to acknowledge that all cultures have been binary since the Stone Age! Why should anyone believe that elitists and advocates since 2008 suddenly became enlightened? Stepping outside of science entirely and acting as a self-appointed ethical judge, he says, “Self-expression is a fundamental human right” and indicates that no one has a right to judge or impose their beliefs on others. Does that apply to individuals who refuse to go along with the current pop psych? Does it apply to individuals wishing to debate with Sgt Pepper?Real scientific research ignores LGBT. Scientists, like everyone else, deal with reality, not with politically-correct trends driven by advocacy groups. One exception is psychology, which never finds a PC trend it doesn’t embrace and reward with the crown of science. There’s a long train of mental illnesses that dropped from that category once they became PC: homosexuality, sexual addiction, and now gender dysphoria. Anybody who trusts secular psychologists should get his head examined… by a pastor.last_img read more

Trinity College Dublin – Geocache of the Week

first_imgThere is a Virtual Cache located on the grounds of Trinity College Dublin. The college was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I and is one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland. The college was originally located outside the city walls of Dublin within the buildings of an outlawed priory.Nowadays, Trinity College is located on College Green in the heart of Dublin, opposite the historic Irish Houses of Parliament The college proper encompasses 190,000 m² (47 acres), with most buildings arranged around large quadrangles (known as ‘squares’).The Library of Trinity College is the largest research library in Ireland, home of  close to five million books. Former alumni and staff of Trinity College include illustrious names such as Jonathan Swift, Samuel Beckett, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, Nobel Peace prize winner Mairead Maguire, and Erwin Schrödinger (yes, that Schrödinger).To log the cache, you must find the door shown on the cache page located close to the Campanile, a bell tower dating back to 1853 and one of Trinity’s most iconic landmarks. Then take a picture in front of the door holding something Irish (a pint of Guinness might not be the best idea).Fun fact: most students of the college (undergraduates especially) never walk underneath the Campanile. There is a superstition that should the bell ring whilst they pass under it, they will fail their annual exams. This can only be negated if they touch the foot of the nearby statue of George Salmon within five seconds of the bell ringing.What is your favorite Virtual Cache?Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More Difficulty:1.5Terrain:1.5 Virtual CacheGC7B6DRby Fjon Ireland, the Emerald Isle, is a popular travel destination. People from all over the world come to enjoy the beauty of its lush, rolling hills and its world heritage sites Brú na Bóinne, Skellig Michael (you might recognize it as the home of the adorable Porg in The Last Jedi) and the Giant’s Causeway. It is also the home of over ten thousand geocaches, amongst them the oldest geocache in Europe. Equally deserving of the spotlight is our Geocache of the week, which is located in Ireland’s capital, Dublin.center_img Location:Dublin, IrelandN 53° 20.664′ W 006° 15.440′ SharePrint RelatedWhere Bats Dare — Geocache of the WeekMarch 15, 2017In “Community”One for the Little People — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 5, 2018In “Community””Europe’s First” GC43 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 31, 2011January 31, 2011In “Community”last_img read more