Evolutionist Cries, We Must Stop Human Evolution!

first_imgOn top of that nonsense, Mackenzie murders his fictional mother. If evolution made him who he is, why fight it? That’s reality. Darwin knows nothing of morality, and laughs at those who reach from outside its all-encompassing worldview for something to give meaning and purpose to life. Mackenzie is a thief, stealing mercy from the smorgasbord of Judeo-Christian values. Don’t let him get away with it. To enjoy the Bible’s good things, he must pay the price; he must become a Bible believer. Mackenzie’s pleas fall on the Blind Watchmaker’s deaf ears. They are self-refuting. Who could follow nonsense like that?Someday the Darwin bandwagon will grind to a halt, and its naked Emperor will go running for cover. So don’t wait. Get ahead of the inevitable. Disassociate yourself from this disaster waiting to happen, and assure your followers that you never fell for it in the first place.Humpty Darwin sits on a wall of foam bricks held together by decayed mortar. Cartoon by Brett Miller commissioned for CEH. All rights reserved.Pay close attention to Mackenzie’s description of evolution’s cruelty. Is that anything like the God of the Bible? It’s at polar opposites. God is just, merciful and gracious. Yes, Nature can be heartless, but that’s because our forbears chose Satan’s cruelty instead of God’s paradise. God lets rebels go; He “gives them up” to the fruit of their ways (Romans 1:18-32). What more could He do than become incarnate and walk among us, teaching, healing and reaching out to His creatures, to the point of dying on a cross to save us from our sins? God is good and desires our joy, even in a fallen world headed for judgment. And He never left His world without witness, doing good, giving us rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying our hearts with food and gladness (Acts 14:8-18) – even to rebels and believers in idols. We could add to those good things a thousand others: wildflowers, stars, a baby’s smile, ATP synthase, DNA repair systems, the love of friends and family, restful sleep, a conscience to know internally what is right and wrong, glorious displays of power, ingenuity and beauty throughout the world (see this Illustra short film and this one, too).The Rebel Planet is doomed and will get judgment for its many sins, but God rescues those who love Him. Cruelty, sorrow, and tears will end. Do not blaspheme this Great Creator with thoughts He would ever have used the cruel methods of Darwin’s theory to accomplish His majestic work. Give honor to Whom honor is due. A few sentences from this evolutionist’s plea should cure theologians of theistic evolution.Under the shadow of the March of Progress icon, geneticist Alasdair Mackenzie shouts, “It’s time we stopped human evolution” — really? That should start a conversation—The Conversation. Isn’t evolution an engine of progress? Isn’t it God’s method of populating the Earth with endless things most beautiful? At its base, isn’t Mother Nature a benevolent, caring force?Bergman’s book about Darwin is an eye-opener.Coupled with this is a very positive view of evolution. It is seen as a caring and compassionate force which has shaped us and the rest of the natural world. It almost seems that there is the growing belief that if natural evolution were left to its own devices, then everything would work out for the best.But this idea of evolution as benign is extraordinarily wide of the mark. Evolution is a brutal and uncaring, even obscene opponent, which the medical world is constantly trying to outmanoeuvre and overcome. Perhaps because of the brilliance of Charles Darwin’s theory, evolution has been getting an easy ride for far too long. It’s time we started facing the truth about what it really means – before it eats any more of our children.Mackenzie doesn’t doubt Darwinism; he just thinks it is so evil and painful, we have to stand in its reckless path.This was evolution writ large: the inexorable cruel erosion of the vast majority of individuals, who had one set of genes, in favour of the tiny lucky minority who had the genetic ability to survive until they could perpetuate this cruel cycle. By running that little bit faster than their brother or sister, the genetic winners avoided getting ripped apart by a pack of hungry wolves. While they clung to life in times of famine or disease, they watched their siblings fade and die. If we believe the human diversity data, we are a species which was reduced to only around 600 individuals over 100,000 years ago. This is the reality of where we came from, of how “Mother Nature” shaped us as individuals.Somehow, Mackenzie finds within his heart and soul a cry for peace and love that only we humans can muster. It is our moral obligation:Unfortunately, of course, humans are still evolving today. People are still dying from disease and starving from deprivations perpetrated by unequal societies and a lack of access to food and medicine. We remain at the mercy of natural selection, the least moral way for a species to develop. And for the majority of us who deplore cruelty and feel compassion for our fellow man, woman and child, I would argue it creates a moral obligation: to aggressively stop evolution of the human species as a matter of urgency.Strong words. And so, after painting Darwin’s world as a force of unmitigated carelessness and cruelty, he asks that we shield ourselves from the “naked ferocity of evolution.”We must never again expose our children to the wholesome, fully organic, unblemished and obscene fury of Mother Nature unleashed. Love science, hate evolution. Coming to a car bumper sticker near you soon, I hope.Theologians: are you listening? Among most mainline churches, and a growing number of “Evangelical” churches (emphasis on jelly), Darwinism is so proven, it must be accepted. The good, merciful, just, caring God of the Bible must have used Darwinism somehow. And, of all things, some political conservatives feel the same way. On May 14 at Evolution News, Michael Behe reprinted some juicy quotes from the conservative magazine, National Review.Yesterday National Review posted an essay by Razib Khan… Khan is a Wikipedia-described atheist, writer, and doctoral student in genetics. He is also a self-described conservative. The essay seeks to assure conservatives that Darwin’s theory is “a crowning achievement of Western civilization and a rejoinder to the modern myths of the Left.” Conservatives should happily embrace whatever is claimed in Darwin’s name because “The science built upon the rock of Charles Darwin’s ideas is a reflection of Western modernity’s commitment to truth as a fundamental value.”This kind of jargon is déjà vu for Behe. He remembers similar claims from conservatives back in 2000. Fortunately for him, he didn’t need to write a new response, but just point back to his rejoinder in First Things, where he said,The relationship between Darwinism and real science is parasitic. The theory’s main use is for Darwinists to claim credit for whatever biology discovers. If research shows that humans are selfish, Darwinism can explain that. If science shows we are unselfish, why, it can explain that too. If we are a combination of both — no problem. If cells are simple or complex, if sexual reproduction is common or rare, if embryos are similar or different, Darwinism will explain it all for you. The elasticity of the theory would make Sigmund Freud blush.Darwinism is now seeking to become parasitic on politics, too, by offering shallow, ad hoc justifications for what we already know about human nature. Yet conservatives developed their political philosophy over the course of centuries with no help from Darwinists, and with no reference to shifting Darwinian stories. I recommend conservatives decline the kind offer of Darwinists to take credit for their ideas.Substitute religion for politics, and the quote works equally well.Theologians, preachers, and lovers of God, please! You owe nothing to Charlie Darwin. He was a fraud. His theory is stupid – “Stuff Happens!” As an “explanation,” the theory is vacuous and makes no sense, but he couched it in the jargon of “natural selection” to fool people into personifying Nature as a “selector” or rational agent of some kind. Now, his followers use “natural selection” daily as a post-hoc rationalization, “to claim credit for whatever biology discovers.” No matter what happened, “It evolved.” Who could follow DODO ideas like that? (Visited 495 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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South Africa is ready for nuclear new build

first_img23 July 2015It was ready to support South Africa’s nuclear new build programme using its existing capacities, the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) told Parliament’s portfolio committee on energy yesterday.The committee was undertaking an oversight visit to Necsa’s Pelindaba facilities, in Tshwane. Chief executive officer Phumzile Tshelane said Necsa possessed nuclear standard manufacturing capabilities, and listed its recent achievements.It had exported nuclear reaction chambers to Russia and had supplied products to other international clients such as France’s Areva and Alstom. The state-owned company also manufactured components for the Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power stations.Tshelane said that Necsa would support localisation as part of ensuring that the new build programme resulted in the development of a nuclear industry in South Africa. Necsa also ran an acclaimed Learning Academy from which engineers, artisans and other technically skilled personnel graduated each year.“We are proud of the contribution we are making already in developing critical skills for South Africa, which will also be relevant to the new build programme,” he said.In response to a question on the costs of the new build, the Necsa chief brushed aside the R1-trillion figure, saying it was unrealistic in global comparison.Supply of nuclear fuelNecsa had also undertaken feasibility studies on the production and supply of nuclear fuel to the envisaged fleet of nuclear reactors to be procured by South Africa. This would ensure that the country was self-sufficient and did not depend for nuclear fuel supplies on the few current global suppliers.The company is a key player and a global leader in nuclear medicine, exporting life- saving medical isotopes to more than 60 countries.During the visit, committee members toured the Necsa site, the training and manufacturing facilities, as well as the nuclear medicine and the fluorine plants. The visit, said the committee, was primarily to study what happened at Phelindaba, and to assess if Necsa was ready for the new nuclear build programme.The government needed to speak openly about the nuclear build programme, it stressed.“Government needs to engage the country on the positive and negative aspects of the build programme,” said committee chairman Fikile Majola. “Issues of confidentiality need to be explained where they exist.”Transparency neededThe committee was of the view that the country needed to have a discussion on the procurement process of the nuclear build programme. Members of Parliament needed to engage with relevant stakeholders, said Majola. “We need to remove the secrecy surrounding the build programme and have a public discourse on the issue.”The members welcomed the localisation aspect included in the nuclear build programme, saying this would create employment opportunities and would contribute to skills development.Parliament needed to find a mechanism of a co-ordinated approach that would bring committees together to deal with and focus on the nuclear build programme, said Majola.On the visit, the committee was impressed by the medical products produced by Necsa’s NTP division, particularly those used to detect cancer. It encouraged the corporation to find ways to roll out this product in deep rural areas where people often did not go for cancer screening.Today, the committee is at MegaWatt Park, Eskom’s headquarters, where discussions will focus on challenges facing the electricity supplier.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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TQWY TianQin WY Lady Women Girls Dark Vintage Sparkling Crystal Diamond Butterfly Flower Jewelry Headbands Hair Hoop Alice Hair Clips Claw Barrettes : Pretty and festive

first_img Posted on April 8, 2018Author Nathalie DuboisCategories HeadbandsTags TQWY I had this for some time before i realised that 2 are identical. But – they are lovely, not over sparkly and look nice quality, comfortable to wear on an adult. Christmas party, here i come. Fitted well and was comfortable to wear. Lovely bands use one most days not just. Lovely bands use one most days not just nights. Item as described,good quality. Beautiful Gothic HairbandPretty and festiveVery nice well made Highly Recommended++++++++TianQin WY Lady Women Girls Dark Blue Vintage Sparkling Crystal Diamond Butterfly Flower Jewelry Headbands Hair Hoop Alice Hair Clips Claw Barrettescolor : dark-blueMaterial: Alloy+ dark-blue crystal Rhinestone+FlanneletteAttractive design and perfect hairband for hair,An ideal gift for your lover,family,friends and coworkers,Great for any hair colorsFantastic for adding a touch of sparkle to your special day. Suitable for weddings,engagements, proms, parties, pageants or any occasion you want to be more charming.Wonderful gift for a lover girl friends and yourself! Very nice well made highly recommended++++++++. Very nice well made the hoop is covered in a soft velvet so nice to wear looks better in real life highly recommended++++++++ :¦:- thank you -:¦:-. These are quite pretty but unfortunately were a bit too dark for what i was looking for – however that is just personal taste and i have kept them as i am sure i will find a use for them in the future. These were higher quality than i had hoped for the price and were really quite good looking. Much better than high street and other online options. The padding made them more comfortable for my wife to wear. Wasn’t expecting much for the price but. . This is actually really pretty and well made. It arrived quickly too, which also exceeded my expectations. A great and a very beautiful product. I love it for both everyday and to go out. Wasn’t expecting much for the price but. . This is actually really pretty and well made. It arrived quickly too, which also exceeded my expectations. A wee bit large but all in all as shown in the picture. Nice headband the perfect color blue stone. This is much better than i thought. Nice headband the perfect color blue stone. Lovely bands use one most days not just. Lovely bands use one most days not just nights. And the relation between price and quality is very good, i am very happy with this purchase. The item is the same as a picture. The delivery was quick that i expected. And the relation between price and quality is very good, i am very happy with this purchase. Very nice well made highly recommended++++++++. Very nice well made the hoop is covered in a soft velvet so nice to wear looks better in real life highly recommended++++++++ :¦:- thank you -:¦:-. Wore for a wedding, lovely well made. Fitted well and was comfortable to wear. I had this for some time before i realised that 2 are identical. But – they are lovely, not over sparkly and look nice quality, comfortable to wear on an adult. Christmas party, here i come. These were higher quality than i had hoped for the price and were really quite good looking. Much better than high street and other online options. The padding made them more comfortable for my wife to wear. And the relation between price and quality is very good, i am very happy with this purchase. The item is the same as a picture. The delivery was quick that i expected. And the relation between price and quality is very good, i am very happy with this purchase. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-04-08 15:36:57Reviewed Item TianQin WY Lady Women Girls Dark Blue Vintage Sparkling Crystal Diamond Butterfly Flower Jewelry Headbands Hair Hoop Alice Hair Clips Claw BarrettesRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  18  reviewslast_img read more

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‘Tis the Season… For Mobile Commerce

first_imgjohn paul titlow Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#biz This holiday season may be offering a glimpse of things to come in 2011 and beyond, as the number of consumers who have used their mobile devices to make purchases has exploded. As TechCrunch reported yesterday, mobile payments made between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15 increased 300% from this time last year, according to PayPal. The total mobile transactions for the period came to $13 million, according to All Things Digital.These trends, while interesting, are not terribly shocking, considering the explosive proliferation of smart phones and the rise of mobile payment technologies and apps designed to facilitate mobile shopping. Naturally, PayPal is a major player in this space, having launched its first mobile payments solution four years ago. Back then, the iPhone was still under development and mobile payments were often made via SMS. These days, there’s no shortage of smart phone apps that enable mobile shopping. In Apple’s iOS App Store alone, the top ten free Lifestyle apps is consistently home to the likes of Amazon, eBay and the Apple Store app. Further down the list, Amazon’s newer Price Check app is gaining popularity. Like the original Amazon Mobile app, Price Check lets you scan the bar code on any physical product and compare prices on Amazon. Red Laser does the same thing but searches beyond Amazon. Even consumers who physically walk into stores and malls, in many cases, ultimately check out on their phones when the price is right. With tools like these at their fingertips, it’s no wonder more and more consumers are purchasing things from their phone. As smart phone adoption continues to grow and those phones begin to include technologies like near-field communication (NFC), we can safely expect to see these trends continue well into the new year. center_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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OpenStreetMap Editor for ArcGIS Launches First Stable Update Since Launch

first_imgTags:#community#Location#web dan rowinski Market-leading Geographic Information System company Esri today released the first stable new version of its ArcGIS Editor for Open Street Map since the eyebrow-raising (if still a little green) tool made a splash at launch last July.Map 2.0 geeks generally consider OpenStreetMap (OSM) one of the coolest things in the geo-world and all things Esri among the least cool. If people working at day jobs in government and industry start making substantial additions to OSM using their existing enterprise-scale tools, though, it could be a winning situation for everyone. The update to version 1.1 brings ArcGIS Editor for OSM out of beta with several bug fixes and improved memory resource utilization.OpenStreetMap is community of users who manage an open and freely available database of geographic data. Users can add community data to maps such as bike trails or cell phone towers, the local candy shop or the best place to walk a dog. ArcGIS Editor is the tool that allows users to interact with the data sets and add data community and authoritative data to OSM from inside the widely used ArcGIS enterprise level map editing tool.ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap 1.1 has been in beta since the end of November, 2010. It has gone through four different beta iterations with a plethora of fixes added by the community. Fixes include making the geo-processing tools Python scriptable, fixing the application crash for the C++ Attribute Selector tool and applying geometry filter on the Symbolize OSM data model. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market See also:Browse & Share GIS Maps with New iOS App from ESRIArcGIS Beta Now LiveGeo community thought leader James Fee called the launch of the tool last year “great news for ArcGIS users and the OpenStreetMap project itself”, saying “hopefully we’ll see some local and state governments start giving back to the OSM project.”Earlier this month, OpenStreetMap released a much improved 2.0 version of its own on-site map editor, called Potlach. As multiple editing interfaces are improved, the barriers to entry to adding data to the world map should lower and the quality of coverage improve.The ArcGIS Editor was released under Microsoft Public License (Codeplex) that allows users to access, modify and distribute products of the source code. It is hooked through the OSM API where users can download an area of 0.5 by 0.5 degrees or 50,000 nodes, whichever is reached first.ArcGIS and the entire suite of Arc-related products is produced by Esri, a software and development company that provides GIS database and software applications located in Redlands, Calif. The Editor program is part of a larger Arc Desktop function that view spatial layered, add functionality and context and manipulate and modify data pertaining to maps. Esri also provides cloud functionality for ArcGIS and has applications for the iPad and iPhone. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

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Three Things Your Sales Manager Should Never Have to Manage

first_imgYour Attitude: Your sales manager should never, ever have to manage your attitude. Your attitude is really your belief system, your blueprint of how to get along in the world. Your attitude is going to determine the level of success you achieve in sales—and everything else in life.Your sales manager isn’t responsible for managing your state. You are. Your attitude is 100% your responsibility. No one else—least of all your sales manager—should have to try to change your blood type to B+.Your Activity: If your sales manager has to manage your activity—or ride you to get you to generate any—you misunderstand the relationship and you are both going to be unhappy.Your sales manager is your leader. It’s his or her job to help you, to support you, and to coach you to your best performance. But they can’t help you if you aren’t willing to take the requisite action.Guess what? They’re just as unhappy having to ask you for activity, as you are their asking. They’d rather help you with bigger, more important outcomes—like winning deals.You are going to be unhappy being asked for more activity because it feels like you are being micro managed. But here is the rub: If you don’t do what is necessary without being told, you are always going to have someone telling you what you should be doing.Your Goals: Your quota is your sales manager’s goal, your sales leader’s goal, and your company’s goal. They are holding you accountable to reaching your quota because it’s what gets them to their goal. You don’t have to settle for their goals.Your goals should be your own. You should decide for yourself what you want to achieve instead of settling for your sales manager’s goal. What your sales manager and your company need from you is the baseline. Anything above and beyond that is yours. Like activity, no one should ever have to manage something as important as your goal—financial or otherwise—for you.Your sales manager should never have to manage your attitude, your activity, or your goals.QuestionsDoes anyone ever have to say anything to you about your attitude? Ever?Who determines what activity you take and when?Are your goals your very own? Or are you living someone else’s goals? Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

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Former Army officer murdered in Pune

first_imgA former Army officer and a graduate of the National Defence Academy who used to reside on a footpath in Pune’s Cantonment area has been found bludgeoned to death. The police said Captain Ravindra Bali, 65, a native of Kota in Rajasthan, was murdered by two youths with a cement block in the early hours of Friday. Witness called police“A security guard who witnessed the assault on the victim notified us,” an Inspector said. According to authorities, the deceased, who used to live like a recluse, had reportedly turned down the Army’s efforts to help him in the past, stating that he preferred to live on the footpath. Bali joined the NDA in 1970 after undergoing training at the College of Military Engineering (CME) in Pune. Due to certain reasons, he was cashiered from service, following a court-martial in 1989.“Investigation is in progress and attempts are on to identify the assailants. As far as we know, Bali was not in contact with any of his kin,” a police officer said, informing that the funeral would be conducted on February 5.A case under Sections 302 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been lodged at the Lashkar police station.last_img read more

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Sandy Hurricane spins death and a lot of tears along path

first_imgDeath blew in on the superstorm’s wild winds and sea water torrents, claiming 90-year-olds and children with capriciously toppling trees, taking tall-ship adventurers in mountainous Atlantic waves and average folks just trying to deal with a freakish snowstorm. It felled both heroes rushing into harm’s way and, ironically, people simply following advice to play it safe at home.At least 72 died as the shape-shifting hurricane and winter storm ravaged the eastern US, and searchers continued looking for victims Wednesday.In New York City, a college student went out to take pictures in the borough of Queens and was electrocuted by a downed power line, while across town on Staten Island, an off-duty policeman drowned after moving his family to safety.Lauren Abraham, who went by the nickname LolaDiva on YouTube, was a makeup artist who worked out of a studio in her parents’ Queens home. The recent beauty school graduate was studying at City University of New York’s Lehman College, according to her Facebook page. “In her time of reflection she learned to find the beauty in even the darkest situations,” her online bio reads.As the superstorm ravaged New York and floodwater surged into his Staten Island house on Monday evening, off-duty NYPD officer Artur Kasprzak, 28, shepherded six adult relatives and a baby to the attic.Then, according to police, Kasprzak, a six-year veteran of the force, told one of the women he was going to check the basement. When he didn’t return, she called 911. Police came quickly with a SCUBA unit, but couldn’t access the home because power lines had fallen into the water.”He went to the basement. And the water just started washing in,” his sister Marta told the Daily News. “He was pushed into a window. … The water just kept coming in.”Bunting draped a firehouse in Easton, Conn., honoring another first responder who rushed to help. Lt. Russell Neary was killed when an enormous tree crashed down on his fire truck as he and others tried to clear storm debris.”We’re a small volunteer department, and so everybody knew everybody,” said Casey Meskers, the department vice president. Neary was the president. An insurance executive, he had volunteered for 13 years, and also helped with his children’s sports teams.”We’ve been on the soccer fields with each other with our kids,” Meskers said on Wednesday. “There’s been a lot of tears shed, I’ll tell you.”So many times, trees and heavy limbs that fell to the storm’s powerful gusts left mourners along its path.Two people died when a tree fell on their vehicle in Morris County, N.J., and many others perished inside homes, where they thought they’d be safe – from North Salem, N.Y., where two boys, 11 and 13, were killed when a tree fell on their home, to Pasadena, Md.Donald Cannata Sr., 73, was at home in Pasadena, a leafy suburb between Baltimore and Annapolis, when the storm knocked a large tree into his house. The retired civil engineer lived alone with his cat and dog and had stepped into the kitchen just when the tree fell.He loved photography and opera and was considerate, hardworking and selfless, said his son, Donald Jr., an opinion shared by neighbors. Cannata’s son said his father’s death “shook me so to the core,” partly because they had talked about taking down the tree.”We talked about it so many times. I said, ‘Pop, the tree’s getting pretty old,'” Cannata said.An elderly man trimming a tree in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County was killed when a limb broke and fell on him, authorities said.A limb fall also killed John Rose Sr. as he and his wife checked fences on his snow-covered 100-acre farm near Philippi, W.Va., on Tuesday. The storm had dumped about seven inches of snow in the region, where Rose was a Republican candidate for the House of Delegates. He had traveled to Charleston regularly to lobby lawmakers on farming and other issues, and he hoped to continue making the trip as a member.Rose, 60, had previously run a power-washing business and worked as a coal miner, his son George Rose said.”The whole county knew him,” he said.The storm’s blizzard threat was still far off when, churning in the relatively warm Atlantic off Cape Hatteras, N.C., on Monday, Hurricane Sandy engulfed the replica tall ship HMS Bounty. The ship, which was featured in the films “Mutiny on the Bounty” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” took on water and eventually went down.Coast Guard rescuers saved most of the 17 crew members, but a search continues for the ship’s captain, Robin Wallbridge.Swept overboard with him was Claudene Christian, 42, who said she was a direct descendant of the man who led the infamous 1789 mutiny on the real HMS Bounty. In the 1962 Bounty film, Marlon Brando starred as lead mutineer Fletcher Christian.Searchers found Christian – a novice sailor who was wearing an orange survival suit – unresponsive in the water late Monday, about eight nautical miles from where the Bounty sank. She was flown by helicopter to a hospital on the mainland, where she was pronounced dead.A marketing specialist, she had lived in Alaska, Oklahoma and California. She was a member of the University of Southern California cheering squad, the Song Girls, from 1989 to 1991, said coach Lori Nelson. “Claudene will always be remembered for her energetic and bubbly personality on and off the field,” the team posted on its Facebook page.Endless accidents that would be described as freak twists of fate spun off from the superstorm.Eugene “Rusty” Brooks, 42, of Woodstock, N.H., died on Tuesday morning when a hillside construction site in the state’s White Mountains collapsed beneath him. Brooks, owner of Pemmi Contracting, had been preparing a cellar on a home site on Loon Mountain in the ski resort town of Lincoln, said Police Chief Ted Smith. The cellar hole had filled up with rain from Sandy, and Brooks had just thrown a hose in to drain it off when the ground gave way.”The retaining wall just liquefied with him standing there,” Smith said. “He washed down with all the boulders, mud and water into the street.”When police and rescue workers arrived, they found a bystander performing CPR on Brooks, who could not be revived.”It just basically was a freak, bizarre accident,” the chief said. “It could have given way prior to him being there or afterwards.”The massive storm’s unrelenting stress was blamed as a contributor to death by some loved ones, and in other cases the paralyzing wind and water compounded medical problems.An Atlantic City, N.J., woman had a heart attack while she was being evacuated on Monday, officials reported.In Pennsylvania’s Lehigh County, an 86-year-old woman was pronounced dead of hypothermia after being found unresponsive in her yard following exposure to the storm, and a 48-year-old woman died of carbon monoxide poisoning in her home, the coroner’s office reported.A 90-year-old woman also died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator in the Philadelphia area, one of two claimed by the storm at age 90. The other was a Mansfield, Conn., woman who neighbors said left her home after a small tree snapped and was killed by a larger one.In New York City, Herminia St. John, a 75-year-old grandmother of 14 who suffered from congestive heart failure and diabetes, died after her oxygen machine lost power and a backup failed. Her grandson, Claudio St. John, rushed into the street and tried unsuccessfully to flag down an ambulance. Finally, he went around the corner to Bellevue Hospital, where his mother worked as a food supervisor for 30 years. But by the time someone came it was too late.”I hugged her and she hugged and kissed me,” Elsa St. John, 54, told the Daily News. “She asked me to turn her to the window and she was gone.”advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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LGBTQ Workplace Pride: Diversity Efforts Employees Appreciate

first_imgAccording to Out and Equal, one in four LGBTQ employees has experienced some form of discrimination on the job. In fact, 89% of Americans believe it is illegal under federal law to be fired because you are LGBTQ. Not true. Still, no federal protection law exists within the U.S. for LGBT employees.In honor of LGBT Pride Month, Glassdoor, the leading social jobs and career community, dug into company reviews shared by employees to find out some of the employer programs and workplace attributes that benefit the LGBTQ community.15 Companies That Offer Transgender-Inclusive Health Care CoverageCheck out the highlights below:Employee Commentary on LGBTQ-Friendly Companies:“Microsoft is a great company for the following reasons: Encouraging diversity (employee action committees for everything from gay & lesbian group to discussion groups for homeowners).” – Microsoft Employee (location n/a)“Ceramatec is very pro LGBT. They really go out of their way to discourage any type of discrimination against the LGBT community. The people are very good to work with and they treat everyone with absolute respect.” – Ceramatec Technician (Salt Lake City, UT)“Very accepting of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees and sponsors annual workshops relating to issues that affect this community.” – McGraw-Hill Education Employee (New York, NY)“Diverse workplace, LGBT friendly, open culture, smart coworkers.” – Google Recruiter (Mountain View, CA)“Being LGBT, it was great to be a part of a company that had so much respect for the LGBT community.” – Abercrombie & Fitch Employee (Honolulu, HI)3 Steps to Transitioning Careers as an LGBTQ Professional“LGBT are welcome and that says a lot.” – MetLife Employee (New York, NY)“They also have partner benefits (as in LGBT partner/spouse [which is amazing as it’s one of the only companies that openly embraces its LGBT community.])” – Starbucks Shift Manager (New York, NY)“The company also recently added a committee to specifically address the concerns of the “Lesbian – Gay – Bisexual – Transgendered – Allies” communities and extended health benefits to domestic partners. As a whole, I would have to say the company does take these issues, as well as other minority/discriminatory issues quite seriously.” – TD Bank Customer Service Representative (Philadelphia, PA)“The company itself champions diversity. As a transgender person, it’s phenomenal to have supposed protection as an employee.” – HCSC Employee (location n/a)“They claim to embrace diversity and not tolerate discrimination of any kind, and in the heavy truck industry, offered domestic partner benefits while risking their reputation.” – Cummins Applications Engineer (Columbus, IN)__________________So what should LGBT job seekers keep in mind when on the hunt for a new job or company? Check out Glassdoor’s LGBT job seeker job search tips courtesy of two prominent LGBT career experts.Does your company embrace diversity? Let us know by sharing a company review.Browse Open Jobs 3.5★ 23 hours ago 23h Member Service Supervisor (MSS) BJ’s Wholesale Club Quincy, MA 4.0★ 2.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Residential Plumber Gold Medal Tinton Falls, NJ 4.8★ 23 hours ago 23h CNA – Certified Nursing Assistant Life Care Centers of America Fort Worth, TX 3.2★ Residential Plumber $3000 Sign-on bonus! Horizon Services Lindenwold, NJ Chili’s – Cook Star Concessions Dallas, TX 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23hcenter_img 3.6★ 23 hours ago 23h 2.4★ Line Cooks Red Robin Hurst, TX 3.0★ Part-time Evening Associate Crew Carwash Avon, IN 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h N/A Baker Traditions Spirits Thackerville, OK 3.0★ 23 hours ago 23h Find Jobs Near You Plumber C.E. Long Construction New Market, VA RN – Soin Medical Center – ICU – Full Time – Nights – **$12,500 Sign-On Bonus Kettering Health Network Beavercreek, OHlast_img read more

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