May 31, 2021

THE TOWER OF BABEL BY GAVEL GAMUT

first_img THE TOWER OF BABELGavel Gamut By Jim RedwineOnce upon a time females were comprehensible to males. Everyone understood the language spoken between females and that segment of the race comprised of boys under the age of twelve. It was clear to both speaker and hearer when a mother or other adult woman would say, “James Marion Redwine, stop that!” There was no need for translation or even exposition.However, as puberty arises in boys the gods set a curse upon said boys and the entire female population over the age of menses. Use of a boy’s middle name, a completely clear indication that something some female said or was about to say ought to be heeded, was replaced by a bewildering habit of talking in sentences void of direct objects.When boys talked with boys there was no confusion when one boy asked another boy to play baseball or fistfight or fish. If the other boy wished to do so, they would just go forward with understood purpose. Should the other boy not wish to be so engaged a simple “Nope” was sufficient.This facile system of clear declaration carries on among males from rocking horses to rockers. No man needs to wonder what another man means whether the other man answers aloud or simply grunts. Feelings are not offended nor is there any need to ruin a perfectly good hour of silence discussing them.On the other hand, with a boy’s first attempt to communicate with a non-family female, the lessons of misdirection, misperception and just plain misery begin. Such a conversation might go as follows:“Hi, Peg, would you like to go to the Seventh Grade dance?”“Why Jimmy Redwine, that would be ever so much fun. Just let me see if I have anything to wear or if I want to hold out for anybody else. But I may get back to you. Can you wait until I know what kind of car you will have in four years?”If any females actually read this column, they may know what that meant. As for me, after fifty years I still don’t.Then there is the excruciating non-communication between husbands and wives. No area leads to more angst for men than the attempt to decipher what spouses mean concerning daily activities. Would it be too much to ask for simple declaratory sentences constructed with a subject, verb and object? Is oblique sarcasm required by Athena or whoever the goddess of female communication may be? For example, if a man wants a beer he might say, without even having to move from the couch, “Beer”. One simple word; isn’t that clear to everybody? But the man’s wife will feel the uncontrollable urge to respond with obfuscation such as, “I suppose I could shut off the vacuum, walk ALL the way to the fridge, and get you a beer if you wouldn’t mind drinking it through a straw in case you miss it after I throw it to you.”Now, what does that mean and is it called for? How about a simple, “Sure, Honey, I can always finish the cleaning later”.And what does it mean when women just refer to things without giving any context or direction. Take jobs around the house for example. Men know without having to be told that there may be branches blown down or a garden to be tilled. Why do women approach such topics as if touching upon them directly will have cataclysmic consequences? Let me suggest an example.“Jim, it’s only May and onions should have been planted weeks ago.”When I respond, “Yeah, I know it’s May”, Peg puffs up like a blowfish and has a headache for days. See what I mean, Gentle Reader? You would think my agreement with her would have made her happy.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Pavilions during OEEC

first_imgThe Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) provides the platform to meet new prospects and strengthen relationships with other leading industry players.With a strong percentage of stands already sold, this edition is gearing up nicely.OEEC will also be welcoming the following international pavilions: Iran, Italy, Scotland, Norway, the United Kingdom, China, and the Netherlands.With oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy all assembling at this event, which creates the ideal place to display your products and services to the world. Based on its track record, OEEC expects to attract over 12,000 offshore professionals representing around 100 nationalities and over 650 key players from the offshore industry exhibiting at the show.Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) is one of Europe’s leading offshore energy events. It is unique in bringing together the oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy industry. With the industry in transition, OEEC offers offshore energy professionals the ideal meeting place to network, discuss and learn about the future of energy. OEEC 2017 will be held at Amsterdam RAI on October 9, 10, 11, 2017.For more information head to www.offshore-energy.biz.last_img read more

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Bacolod task force to enforce ‘trike’ ban

first_imgBTAO chief, Lieutenant Colonel LuisitoAcebuche, said a total of 121 motor tricycles and electric tricycles have beenapprehended by traffic enforcers since Monday. BACOLOD City – The city government here has formed a task force toplan the implementation of a nationwide directive banning tricycles fromnational roads.  This move came after Mayor EvelioLeonardia issued Executive Order 10 that mandates the creation of a task force,separate and distinct from the tricycle board or unit of the city, if alreadyorganized. At present, three areas in Bacolod areactually covered by an ordinance allowing tricycles plying their routes totraverse national highways. The body will conduct meetings, publicconsultations and hearings with stakeholders, and surveys/ocular inspectionsthat will focus on rationalizing the authorized routes, identification ofnational roads, and determination of the portions of the national highwaypresently used or proposed to be traversed by tricycles, if alternative routesare not available. “Our ordinances should jibe with theDILG Memorandum Circular 2020-036,” he said. The TRP will be the basis of asubsequent ordinance or its amendment in case one has already beenpassed. (With a report from PNA/PN) The Bacolod City Tricycle Task Force ischaired by Leonardia himself with Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran asco-chairperson and Colonel Henry Biñas, city police director, asvice-chairperson.center_img “We are conducting intensive operations.It is better now with the DILG order, the local government can work togetherwith other agencies such as the Philippine National Police Highway PatrolGroup,” he added. Secretary to the Mayor Edward JosephCuansing said the body will come up with a tricycle route plan to determine ifthere is a need to amend related ordinances. “Tricycles with valid franchise orpermit cannot be apprehended until such time the ordinances are amended.However, units that have no franchise will be seized by police officers orpersonnel of the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO),” Cuansing said. Under the DILG directive, localgovernment units are ordered to strictly implement the ban on tricycles,pedicabs and motorized pedicabs on national highways and to create a tricycletask force that will draw up a tricycle route plan in their respective areas. As directed by the DILG, it will draftor update the tricycle route plan (TRP) within 30 days after issuance of theorder, which is Feb. 24, 2020. Most tricycles usually traverse thecity’s two major national highways – Lacson and Araneta streets.last_img read more

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Waterhouse’s Young clings to hope

first_imgAfter five games in charge of Waterhouse FC, head coach Paul Young is yet to win a game for the struggling club in the 2015-16 Red Stripe Premier League campaign.Young replaced Anthony Patrick as coach last month, but the team has only picked up three points from three drawn results to go with their two losses.With last year’s semi-finalists currently at the cellar in the 12 – team league, Young is certainly under pressure to turn the team’s fortunes around.However, with just 12 games remaining in the preliminary stage, the Drewsland club is quickly running out of time to make things right after sitting on 17 points from 21 games – unfamiliar territory.They are below Tivoli Gardens and Rivoli United – both on 19 points in the relegation group.Young admitted that the task is getting harder but remains optimistic that the team will improve under his guidance.”We played some tough games and did not get the desired results. It is now getting tougher. However, no team has outplayed us, so when we start scoring consistently, we will be okay,” Young told Saturday Sports.Young has added veteran Kevin Lamey to the team as well as schoolboys such as Kimarley Campbell, Dominic James, Dale Reid, Nicholas Nelson, Akeem Chambers, and George Brown in an effort to start turning draws and losses into wins.”The schoolboys are doing excellent and Kevin Lamey is there to guide them on the field. In that regard, I am very optimistic that we will improve our position and climb up the points table,” the former Reggae Boyz player, stated confidently.”I have to be worried because it is just taking a bit longer for us to start a winning run. In the last game on Wednesday against MoBay (Montego Bay United), we deserved to win although Mobay hit the post in the closing moments and the game ended 0-0,” Young explained.Looking ahead to the next game against Humble Lion at Effortville Community Centre in May Pen, tomorrow, starting at 3 p.m., the coach is hopeful that his team will start winning.”We have Humble Lion next, so the focus in training is to win that game,” he concluded.last_img read more

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Stoke v Chelsea: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgAsmir Begovic joined Chelsea from Stoke in the summerKick-off: 5.30pm, Saturday 7 November 2015Referee: Anthony Taylor (Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester)Match in a nutshell: Chelsea, minus suspended boss Jose Mourinho, desperately need a win to kickstart their season.Injuries and suspensionsSTOKE CITYRuled out: Marc Muniesa (hamstring), Shay Given (knee).Fitness test: Joselu (calf)Unavailable: Marco van Ginkel (ineligible).CHELSEARuled out: Radamel Falcao (thigh), Thibaut Courtois (knee). Possible line-upsStoke City: Butland; Johnson, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters; Whelan, Adam; Shaqiri, Bojan, Arnautovic; Walters. Subs from: Haugaard, Bardsley, Wilson, Cameron, Sidwell, Ireland, Afellay, Diouf, Crouch, Odemwingie.Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Ramires; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Costa. Subs from: Blackman, Amelia, Aina, Djilobodji, Zouma, Baba, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Pedro, Traore, Kenedy, Remy. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesStoke City total: D L W W W (10 points)Home: L W D L L (4 points)Chelsea total: L L W L D (4 points)Away: L D L W L (4 points)Top scorers – all competitionsChelsea: Willian 5; Costa 3, Ramires 3; Oscar 2, Pedro 2; Azpilicueta 1, Cahill 1, Fabregas 1, Falcao 1, Hazard 1, Kenedy 1, Matic 1, Remy 1, Zouma 1.Stoke City: Walters 4; Diouf 3; Arnautovic 2, Bojan 2; Crouch 1.Last five meetings27 October 2015: Stoke City 1 Chelsea 14 April 2015: Chelsea 2 Stoke City 122 December 2014: Stoke City 0 Chelsea 25 April 2014: Chelsea 3 Stoke City 026 January 2014: Chelsea 1 Stoke City 0Chelsea 4 wins, Stoke City 0 wins, 1 drawFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Rockets 126, Warriors 121: Warriors can’t take advantage of Kevin Durant’s big night

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!HOUSTON – The best basketball player on Earth could seemingly do everything.He knifed through defenders big and small. He nailed pull-up jumpers. He attacked the basket. Just because it became easy for Kevin Durant to score anytime he wanted, though, it did not mean it became easy for him to bail out the Warriors.They still suffered a 126-121 overtime loss to …last_img read more

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Corona for Windows Now Available

first_imgTags:#mobile#news What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology sarah perezcenter_img Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Remember the story of the 14-year-old Robert Nay whose Bubble Ball iPhone app knocked out Angry Birds from the #1 spot on the App Store’s free apps list? Well, the software development kit (SDK) Nay used, Ansca Mobile’s Corona SDK, has just been made available on Windows.That means that PC developers can now develop Android apps using Corona’s tools and can then port their code and assets to Mac for building iOS apps for iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch.The new toolkit includes the following:Corona Project Manager: Manages all the projects and assets (source code files, graphics, audio files, etc.) that go into developers’ apps, so they can quickly switch between them, swap out assets, and have a smoother workflow.Corona Remote: Sends remote accelerometer data between developers’ devices and Corona SDK, allowing them to test their apps’ rotate/tilt functions in real-time before finalizing the builds.Lime: A set of Lua libraries that enables anyone to take a tile map created with Tiled Map Editor and include it in their Corona SDK-made apps and games with only two lines of code.SpriteDeck: A drag-and-drop option for building 2D mobile apps and games with Corona SDK.In addition, Ansca Mobile also announced new subscription tiers for all their product offerings. The Corona SDK for both Mac or Windows remains free to download and try, but when developers are ready to publish apps in the iTunes Store on Android Market, they’ll need to select from one of the two available subscription tiers:Indie: For developers building either an iOS or an Android app, the price is $199/yearPro: For developers building both an iOS and an Android app, the price is $349/yearlast_img read more

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ARTSPLASH OFFERS MUCH MORE THAN ART THIS WEEKEND

first_imgRIVERSIDE PARK WILL AGAIN BE THE SITE OF THE 23RD ANNUAL ARTSPLASH FESTIVAL THIS COMING WEEKEND.SPOKESPERSON ERIN WEBBER-DREESZEN SAYS 83 ARTISTS WILL HAVE THEIR WORKS ON DISPLAY AND FOR SALE.BESIDES THE SCULPTURES, PAINTINGS, JEWELRY AND PHOTOGRAPHY, THERE WILL BE A NEW INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION AREA:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ARTSPLASH4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………NON PROFITS DO. ;21THERE’S PLENTY OF ENTERTAINMENT BOTH DAYS WITH MUSIC AND CHILDREN’S ACTS, AND ALSO MERCHANDISE INCLUDING A COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT FEATURING ARTSPLASH’S SIGNATURE PAINTING FOR 2016.WEBBER-DREESZEN ALSO REMINDS PEOPLE THAT THE BLUE ARTSPLASH WRISTBANDS THAT WERE STOLEN OVER A WEEK AGO WERE NEVER RECOVERED, SO NO PRE-EVENT WRISTBANDS ARE BEING SOLD:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ARTSPLASH3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….FOR WRISTBANDS. ;22ADMISSION IS FIVE DOLLARS FOR A TWO DAY WRISTBAND AND CHILDREN 11 AND UNDER GET IN FREE.ARTSPLASH RUNS FROM 10AM UNTIL 6PM SATURDAY AND FROM 10AM UNTIL 5PM SUNDAY AT RIVERSIDE PARK.last_img read more

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Eight women accuse Salk Institute biologist of sexual harassment

first_img KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsEight women have come forward saying they were sexually harassed by a Salk Institute biologist.Related Link: Prominent cancer researcher at Salk Institute suspended over sexual assault allegations The women reported being harassed by Biologist Inder Verma between 1976 and 2016.The harassment included forced kissing and inappropriate touching.Verma denies the allegations.The Indian-born Verma, hired at Salk in 1974, is also an adjunct professor at the University of California, San Diego, and a highly regarded gene therapist who completed his studies in India and Israel before completing his postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.The Salk Institute has opened an independent investigation and has placed Verma on administrative leave.His suspension is another blow for the Salk Institute, which last year was accused of gender discrimination in three separate lawsuits filed by female employees. May 2, 2018 Eight women accuse Salk Institute biologist of sexual harassment KUSI Newsroom, Posted: May 2, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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