first_img Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews By Network Indiana – January 11, 2021 5 219 Google+ Facebook Twitter Facebook Gov. Holcomb fighting misinformation as well as coronavirus (Photo supplied/Governor Eric Holcomb) Fighting the coronavirus pandemic has included fighting disinformation from people who deny that the virus is serious or even exists.Governor Holcomb says one reason the state has published regular updates on the virus’s spread is to make sure people understand how serious it is. One handicap in controlling the virus has been persuading people to wear masks and take other precautions. The state has had a mask mandate since July, but without enforcement provisions. Holcomb says the three-month surge in cases and hospitalizations has broken He suggests some people weren’t virus deniers, but were “shy” about asking those around them to wear masks or take other precautions. At this point, he says, a growing number of Hoosiers have seen the virus strike people close to them.Holcomb notes the virus burned through the U-S at an unprecedented pace in December, with one death every 35 seconds. Indiana had one death every 17 minutes last month, with the total death toll since the start of the pandemic approaching nine-thousand.Holcomb has never ruled out increasing restrictions if things get worse, but says there’s no need to do that right now. He similarly says he can’t rule out the possibility of a surge severe enough to cancel the NCAA’s plan to hold its entire men’s basketball tournament in Indiana. But he says he’s confident that won’t happen. He says assessing whether the tourney could be conducted safely was a key focus of discussions with the NCAA, and says Indiana will have the benefit of watching how other sports leagues have handled their return to the field.And while Holcomb acknowledges vaccinations got off to a slow start, he predicts a snowball effect as more people see that it’s safe. A Family and Social Services Administration survey of nursing home staffers found a quarter of them planned to get vaccinated eventually, but not as soon as they became eligible. Holcomb says many others take a similar position of watching to see what happens with the first wave.Holcomb concedes some people will never accept the seriousness of the virus or the value of masks, saying, “The folks who just do not believe the virus is airborne-transmitted….I mean, I’ve got beachfront property in Clermont that I’d like to talk to you about.” WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleMan injured in shooting early Sunday morning in Benton TownshipNext articleElkhart man sentenced in federal court on weapons charge Network Indianalast_img read more

first_imgUnder current Florida law, a deranged person can tell people about a plan to commit a mass shooting and not be arrested, as long as the threat is not written down. One existing law makes it a crime in Florida to write or compose “a threat to kill or to do bodily injury to the person to whom the communication is sent.” Massullo adds that several senators have also expressed interest in filing a companion bill, and the Florida Sheriffs Association is supporting the bill. They want a mass shooting threat, whether it is written or spoken, to be a second-degree felony. However, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission, which is reviewing ways to improve school safety after last year’s Parkland shooting, has joined with Republican State Representative Ralph Massullo in an effort to change that policy. Verbal threats to kill people with firearms are not addressed in Florida law at this time.center_img A draft report from the Commission states, “If someone calls a bank today and tells the bank employee that he is going to ‘blow up the bank,’ that is a crime. If someone calls the same bank and says he is going ‘shoot up’ the bank, that is not a crime.” State Representative Massullo, from Lecanto, filed a bill last week that would modify the bomb threat law to address firearms as well. He says,“We don’t want to infringe on people’s First Amendment rights and that can be tricky, so we’re crafting the legislation around a statute we already have in place.” The recommendation will be submitted to Governor Ron DeSantis and the Legislature in early November. Another law, which is designed to outlaw bomb threats, makes it a crime to threaten in writing or verbally, to”throw, project, place, or discharge any destructive device.”last_img read more

first_imgThen the show started, and what a show as the great talents of the duo inspired some of our farang talent to join them on stage.We know Phil can belt out the Tom Jones classics but tonight, as we had many Irish golfers, he gave them some renditions of some Irish songs. Garry Barker, Nick Shaw and Terry Archer and one or two others all did a few numbers covering various genres, all in professional style.The place was rocking as the audience joined in the chorus lines, and even a conga line formed as the dancing and music became more exciting.Joy bought out the birthday cake, then some much appreciated donations from Jon Dean and Tommy Marshall became prizes in a lucky draw. Well actually, many lucky draws.A great night where people stayed on much later than ever before having a party to celebrate Phil’s Happy Birthday. This course is in terrific condition, considering the lack of water available, as many courses are drying out now.As we started to assemble at the first tee, the starter was pushing us to get the groups going early as he had to fit in a three-ball. Fairly soon he calmed down after deciding to start them from the tenth.We got our 19 groups away in a little less than two hours and, with no hold ups, all finished in good time, the first group came in under four hours.Plenty of presents available on such a big day with three flights and loads of novelty prizes.Phil Ashton, playing his second game since arriving from UK, took out the A flight with a solid 37 points.Then came three players on 36 points which needed a countback to sort them. Andrew Kelleher maintained his very consistent game to run in to second place followed by Chris Paterson in third and Joe Nagle in fourth. Winner C flight Mike Firkin with Phil Davies.PSC Pattaya Links Golf SocietyWed, Mar. 4 Green Valley StablefordSeventy two golfers came to Green Valley Golf Course to help Phil Davies celebrate his latest birthday. A Flight (0-12)1st Place – Phil Ashton (12) – 37 pts2nd Place – Andrew Kelleher (10) – 36 pts c/back3rd Place – Chris Paterson (8) – 36 pts c/back4th Place – Joe Nagle (11) – 36 pts5th Place – Steve Moxey (9) – 35 pts c/backB Flight (13-20)1st Place – Adam Barton (16) – 37 pts2nd Place – Ann Stokes (14) – 36 pts c/back3rd Place – Chas Miller (16) – 36 pts c/back4th Place – Billy Buchanan (13) – 36 pts5th Place – John Chelo (19) – 35 pts c/back John Hughes came in second, declaring that his 39 points was his best ever in Thailand, well done.Keith Melbourne is a high handicapper but is able to pull one out of the bag sometimes and this day it was a big 38 points, but only third place.Dave Rodriques, in a very rare appearance, surprised himself and his buddies in the group by scoring 36 points and taking fourth spot on countback over Chris Walsh.Now the winners of the novelties.Near pins A flight: Bob Stokes, Barry Wellings (x3).Near pins B flight: John Chelo, Nigel Harrison, Barry Cunningham, John Pearce.Long Drive B flight: Donal McGuigan.Long Drive A flight: Went missing.Long first putt (hole 9): Connie Walsh.Mystery Partners: Chris Walsh/ John Hughes – 75 points.center_img C Flight (21+)1st Place – Mike Firkin (24) – 40 pts2nd Place – John Hughes (22) – 39 pts3rd Place – Keith Melbourne (34) – 38 pts4th Place – Dave Rodriques (30) – 36 pts c/back5th Place – Chris Walsh (26) – 36 pts.Best Front Nine (non-winners) Derek Phillips 21 pts c/backBest Back Nine (non-winners) Andrew Purdie 20 pts c/backIt was still daylight as we arrived back at Links Bar and ready to party.The formalities of the presentations for all the winners was done while the food was being prepared.Then it was out to the pig on a spit and chicken on a spit plus loads of salad and fried rice, enough to feed an army.Inside, we had some mood music by a local Thai duo while everyone was eating and re-living their round of golf. Steve Moxey took fifth spot with 35 points which came after many countbacks at that mark.The B flight results were a mirror image of the A flight.Adam Barton, showing good form this trip won the flight with 37 points. Then followed another three way tie on 36 points which, again, went to countback.Ann Stokes, one of only two ladies in the field, took second spot followed by the now consistent Chas Miller while Billy Buchanan grabbed the fourth place.John Chelo took fifth by winning another multiple countback.The C flight produced the three top scores of the day.The best of them all came from Mike Firkin who, only a few hours earlier, stepped off a plane after a quick trip to Australia. His great score of 40 points won him the flight and the Green Jacket. Promoted ContentbrainberriesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. 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first_imgJo Klemm, founder and president of the Classic Car Friends Pattaya, poses with his prized Alpha Romeo.Six months of planning and organization will come to fruition on Saturday, March 2 when the Classic Car Friends Pattaya stages the 2nd Pattaya Classic Car Show at the Asia Pattaya Hotel on Pratumnak Soi 4.Jo Klemm, founder and president of the Classic Car Friends Pattaya and his associate Martin, the Club’s event manager, have enlisted the aid and co-operation of many generous and benevolent people who have given their time and resources to help support the return of this popular family event.Pattaya will once more witness a parade of classic cars on Saturday, March 2.Joe and Martin’s philosophy is to use classic cars to help underprivileged children in the local community and their idea proved a huge success in 2017 when the inaugural Classic Car Show exceeded all expectations. It will be the same again this year as the organizers have teamed up with Radchada Chomjinda, director of the Human Help Network Foundation Thailand, to help facilitate the disbursement of the proceeds to worthy causes. Indeed, one of the highlights of this year’s show will be a performance on stage by children from a local care center.This year’s Classic Car show starts at 12 Noon when attendees will able to get a close up view of approx. 90 pristine vehicles that represent decades of auto-development and iconic styling. The showground at the Asia Pattaya Hotel provides an ideal venue will its spacious surrounds and sweeping views over the Gulf of Thailand. At 4pm the Classic Car Parade will start from the showground and proceed into the center of Pattaya before returning back to the hotel via the Beach Road. The cars will be escorted by Pattaya Police and members of the MC Club Happy Biker Friends.A charity dinner will be served in the cliff top pavilion starting at 7pm, with delicious starters, BBQ meat & seafood, Sushi, delicious summer salads, Thai, Chinese and international cuisine and a creative variety of deserts.Tickets for the event are still available for 1,000 THB including the BBQ-buffet, free-flow of beer & soft drinks, live show performances by Paul Jackson’s Blues Brothers Band (the best in Thailand) and the Children of the Drop In Center Pattaya. Thai TV superstar Mario Maurer will also be on hand to support the charity auction.Vintage cars always attract a hoard of admirers.All proceeds from the ticket sales, auction and the charity dinner will be donated to benefit underprivileged children in the local community.For more information visit the Classic Car Show website: www.classic-car-friends-pattaya.com or Facebook/classic-car-friends-pattaya.com, Tel: (Jo) 092 753 9309 or (Martin) 085 299 6188 or for tickets call the Pattaya Mail newspaper during office hours at 038-411-240-1.last_img read more

first_imgIt was a disappointing day in Ballybofey last Sunday as our seniors were defeated by Naomh Conaill 4-10 to 0-10 in the Senior Championship Semi Final, things did just not go to plan on the day so hard luck to the lads who now face St Eunans in Division 1 on Saturday with reserves on at 4pm and senior at 5:30pm in O’Donnell Park. Thanks to all the supporters who made the trip to the match on Sunday it was a great turnout.Underage Our Under 13s had a great 2-11 to 1-10 away win at Naomh Columba on Friday evening and were due to play Naomh Brid on Saturday but no referee was available.Ten Week Development DrawOur annual Ten Week Development Draw starts on Sunday October 25th with €25,000 in prizes over the ten weeks, tickets will be on sale locally or you can buy online via the club website.Scor Na Nog Scor Na Nog is due to take place in the coming weeks. It would be lovely to see as many young people as possible taking part this year to represent their club. If anyone would like to give a helping hand to organise the event your help would be greatly appreciated. The following acts are needed: Solo Singer, Ballad Group, Instrumental Group, Storyteller, Set and Ballad Dancers and Quiz Team. Call or text Honora: 087-7925603Club AppWe are up to 190 members on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €4,900 this week’s numbers were:  3, 5, 9 and 30 winners were: €50 Teresa Dolan (Kilcar) €30 Irene Carr (Drimnafinagle) and €20 Maureen Molloy (Meentakerraghan).  Lotto Plus numbers 11, 18, 21 and 24 there was no winner. BingoThere was no winner of our Club Bingo so next week’s Jackpot is now €5,500 on 45 numbers. This Sunday’s winners were €190 Elsie McMorrow €150 Breege McCallig, Mairead Cunningham, €120Catherine Johnston, €100 Kathleen Carr, €70 Bernard Shovlin, Margaret McGinley, Delia Hegarty and Brid McGuinness.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAGAA NEWS: KILCAR U13’S EARN SUPERB WIN OVER NAOMH COLUMBA was last modified: September 29th, 2015 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:GAASportlast_img read more

first_imgMatch previews Share on Twitter The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football Share on Facebook news West Bromwich Albion Read more Premier League Topics Venue The HawthornsLast season West Bromwich Albion 3 Watford 1Referee Michael OliverThis season G5, Y18, R2, 4.40 cards per gameOdds H 5-4 A 5-2 D 2-1West Bromwich AlbionSubs from Myhill, McManaman, Yacob, Chadli, Burke, Nyom, Field, McAuley, McClean, Livermore, Rondón, Robson-KanuDoubtful Burke (match fitness), Chadli (match fitness)Injured NoneSuspended NoneForm WWDLDLDiscipline Y11 R1Leading scorers Hegazi, Morrison, Robson-Kanu, Rodriguez 1WatfordSubs from Bachmann, Okaka, Deeney, Success, Sinclair, Dja Djédjé, Hughes, Watson, Capoue, Janmaat, Pereyra, Kamezis, Wagué, ZeegelaarDoubtful NoneInjured Prödl (hamstring, 14 Oct), Cathcart (knee), Chalobah (knee), Hoban (knee), Kaboul (hamstring), Zárate (match fitness, all unknown)Suspended NoneForm DWDWLWDiscipline Y8 R1Leading scorers Doucouré, Richarlison 2center_img Watford After a strong start to the season Tony Pulis’s predictable score and shut-up-shop tactics are failing West Bromwich Albion. In all competitions they have scored more than one goal once in eight attempts and that was against Accrington Stanley. Pulis was adamant his side deserved more at Arsenal but the Welshman’s protestations mask his side’s lack of creativity. Watford have no such problem and will be confident they can maintain their impeccable away form, that has yielded nine points from nine, despite missing Nathaniel Chalobah, who requires knee surgery after fracturing a patella. Graham SearlesKick-off Saturday 3pm Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

first_img Citation: Entropyman.org Explains Why Pots ‘Unbreak’ on the Nanoscale (Video) (2009, February 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-02-entropymanorg-pots-unbreak-nanoscale-video.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. It may just be a neat camera trick, but the Web site explains that – in terms of Newton’s laws – nothing was supernatural or wrong about that picture. Rather, the reason why we don’t see broken objects “unbreaking” in everyday life is due to the Second Law of Thermodynamics. If you’ve ever wondered just what the Second Law means – beyond the fuzzy idea about disorder always increasing – you may want to check out the rest of Entropyman.org. The site is the brainchild of Edward Feng, a former Miller Fellow at UC Berkeley who now works at Sandia Livermore National Laboratory, specializing in statistical mechanics. Feng designed Entropyman.org as an outreach project to explain to a general audience how entropy works.”I created this outreach project to explain the principles behind the biggest advance in my field over the last decade,” Feng told PhysOrg.com. “This theory explains how life is different on the nanoscale and a pot can unbreak. This can happen because of the smallness of the pot. These principles are the foundation for my research with Gavin Crooks on time’s arrow and other topics in statistical mechanics.”As Feng explained, the background to this project began at the Miller Symposium, a yearly get together for the Miller Institute.”There was a session on how newspapers were losing funding for science stories, and the culprit was the internet,” he said. “Well, I thought this was a little harsh. Besides, wasn’t the internet a new medium to convey science, with pictures and movies? That’s when I decided to embark on this project. With financial support from the Miller Institute, I hired a film maker, and the rest is history.”Entropyman.org discusses how single molecules, such as an RNA molecule, can stretch and shrink. Because RNA molecules are so small, they result in a much smaller entropy increase than larger objects. The larger the entropy increase, the less likely the object will take a time-reversed path with a decrease in entropy. Because a ceramic pot or tile has a large entropy gain when breaking, the ratio of increasing entropy to decreasing entropy is very high, so an entropy decrease is much less likely to be observed. In other words, it’s extremely unlikely that a broken pot will put itself back together, while a molecule could.Explaining these concepts in terms of bank accounts, wedding rings, and the Eiffel Tower, Entropyman.org hopes to enable general readers to understand why pots spontaneously self-assemble on the nanoscale and, while it’s possible that your room will become clean while you lounge on the couch, it is incredibly unlikely. To see the site, visit http://entropyman.org.© 2009 PhysOrg.comcenter_img Edward Feng, a researcher at Sandia Livermore National Laboratory, has created a new Web site called Entropyman.org to explain the Second Law of Thermodynamics (PhysOrg.com) — A man lifts his hand in the air, and broken pieces of ceramic lying on the sidewalk spring up into his hand, coming together to form a flower pot. He lifts his hands again, and more broken pieces spring together to make a square ceramic tile.last_img read more