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Big Science Goes Total Left in Opposing Trump

first_imgHave they no shame? Science is not supposed to take political positions. What they’re doing this week undermines their credibility as unbiased seekers of the truth.Everyone knows the country is deeply divided politically, but there are certain groups who should keep out of politics on company time. If a scientist wants to express his or her views privately, that’s legit as it is for any citizen. But pretending that ‘science’ per se (as represented through scientific institutions and journals) only has one view of the new president is out of bounds. Maybe Big Media is refusing to report on scientists who support the new administration, but all you read in the major media is that ‘scientists’ not only dislike President Trump; they vow to fight him. Here are some samples:dScientists join massive protest against Trump (Nature). What could be clearer? “Scientists,” an imprecise group if there ever was one, are “against Trump.” Conversely, as the article implies, Trump is against science — and against “diversity” and “equality,” too. Sara Reardon reports, “Researchers at Women’s March in Washington DC defend their work as US president takes office.” Conservative scientists or researchers need not apply, because they don’t even exist in this broad-brush generalization. Nature also posted tweets from “Scientists on their hopes and fears for Trump administration” — only negative tweets, of course. Example from an anonymous Mr. E: “As teacher of well-founded Theory of Evolution, I worry about science under #BetsyDeVos & her science denying ilk. ”Climate scientists brace themselves for a Trump-led witch-hunt (New Scientist). “Witch-hunt?” Them’s fightin’ words. And the leftist pseudo-science rag New Scientist is fightin’ with ’em. Scientists, that is. Global warmists. Panicked piglets at the government teat.THE Climate forecast for the next four years is bleak. Donald Trump notoriously tweeted in 2012 that global warming was a hoax created by China to damage US manufacturing. As president-elect, he has chosen a climate change denialist to head the Environmental Protection Agency, and his pick for the helm of the energy department (DOE) is Rick Perry, who once suggested dismantling it.Question: if the DOE were dismantled, would it warm the planet or change anything? The DOE didn’t even exist until the summer of 1977. Take a moment to watch Bjorn Lomborg allay the fears and non-reason of these fearmongers (Prager University). The over-the-top propaganda words in the NS article are unworthy of science. If you thought for a moment that NS is a “news” site, pay attention to the bottom of the article, where they tell climate scientists where they can get legal counsel. The BBC is in on the campaign across the pond, too, promoting the march on Washington and the rogue Twitter accounts – no mention of the friendly meeting yesterday between President Trump and their own Prime Minister, Theresa May.Scientists Plan Washington March in Response to Trump (Live Science). Laura Geggel reports only scientists in favor of protesting Trump and his policies, giving the impression that ‘scientists’ represent a monolithic political bloc. Her bias mirrors that of the mainstream media, who gave 129 times more coverage of the anti-Trump women’s march on Washington compared to the March for Life (source: Newsbusters). A website was made to advertise the event, scientistsmarchonwashington.com.‘Rogue’ Science Agency Twitter Accounts Mock Trump-Ordered Restrictions (Space.com). Like Geggel, reporter Tariq Malik presents only anti-Trump positions of selected people pretending to speak for science. These people have set up unofficial Twitter accounts emblazoned with the logos of federal agencies such as the National Park Service, NOAA and NASA, to blast the new administration and its policies. Then Malik hands the baton back to Geggel with a link to her anti-Trump article about the march on Washington. Incidentally, Mindy Waisgerber presents the same bias in her Live Science article about the rogue Twitter accounts.3 Things You Need to Know About the Science Rebellion Against Trump (National Geographic). Et tu, NG? This blatantly partisan article by Paul Nicklen slanders Trump about orders “silencing” certain department heads without giving any response from the administration’s side. Nicklen makes it seem like Trump is acting out of personal peeve instead of studied position. The “heroes” of Trump’s “muzzling” of these departments (which do, after all, report to him), are scientists fighting his alleged “attacks” on science, and those supporting the march on Washington. One wishes in vain for a response by Kellyanne Conway, Mike Pence or Reince Priebus in the name of fairness, but Nicklen’s advocacy piece is nothing short of a battle cry, shouting ‘bravo‘ to the anti-Trump forces. And he calls it “three things you need to know.”Doomsday Clock Ticks Half-Minute Closer to Midnight in Historic Move (Live Science). It should be patently obvious to any thinking person that this “Doomsday Clock” scientists keep promoting has nothing to do with science, since nobody can foresee the future. It’s only a visualization gimmick to further certain political objectives. By reporting this charade, Mindy Waisberger joins with the self-appointed prophets to engage in fear-mongering about Trump’s election and his apparent denial of the science of man-caused global warming.What is fascism? (Live Science). Fascism belongs in the history and political science departments, not “live science.” In this not-so-subtle salvo against the Trump administration, Jessie Szalay pretends to offer a balanced presentation of the political history and nature of fascism, citing history experts. The opening photo shows Mussolini and Hitler. The timing of this article, however, is highly suspect, coming right after Democrats have accused Trump of fascism and ‘Hitlerian’ statements. That could be OK, shedding light on history, if Szalay also included some balance to defend Trump against the slander, but Szalay misrepresents conservatism as a stepping stone to fascism. Any mention of the anti-Trump protestors sporting blatantly communist slogans and resorting to violence? Crickets.Women’s access to birth control and abortion fading under Trump (New Scientist). Shouldn’t it be good news that abortion is becoming “safe, legal and rare” for liberals who once advocated those descriptive words? What could science possibly have to do with abortion? For all practical purposes, scientists would have to agree that a human life begins at conception, when a full complement of unique human genes began the developmental program toward birth. Why does NS writer Clare Wilson begin her anti-life rant with a photo of protestors with signs, “Stand with Planned Parenthood,” when that abortion provider was founded by a notorious eugenicist and racist?Those are just a few recent articles showing the lopsided political bias of Big Science. We’re not even caught up yet on the latest news. Trump hasn’t even done much concerning science after one week in office other than sign some executive orders, and the Senate has dragged on confirmation of his Cabinet appointees. Wouldn’t it be more scientific to actually watch for some data to come in, rather than to shout that the sky is falling? Who knows; liberals might even like some of Trump’s policies a year from now.It bears repeating: there are many great individual scientists who do quality work in their specialties, regardless of their political feelings. But their institutions — Big Science and its lapdog, Big Media –have gone so radically far left that they cannot be taken seriously when they engage in blatant, overt, shameless political advocacy. Treat them like you would Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton. (Visited 70 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Medi-Clinic expands UAE operations

first_imgSAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 12 January 2011 “We are proud to be associated with the Emaar brand and are confident that the quality standards of both our organisations complement each other,” Hadley said. “EHL will introduce systems to enhance operational efficiencies as well as strengthen healthcare standards further.” According to Emaar Properties chairman Mohamed Alabbar, the venture forms part of the company’s long-term strategy of concentrating on its core competencies of creating premium real estate developments in key emerging markets around the world. In a statement this week, Medi-Clinic Corporation chairman Edwin Hertzog said the agreement demonstrated the valuable opportunities present in the region Exploring partnership opportunities “Emirates Healthcare Limited has demonstrated its competencies in delivering world-class healthcare, and we are confident that our agreement will further establish healthcare assets in our communities as among the most efficient healthcare providers in the region,” he said. He said the company would continue its emphasis on business and geographic expansion, while exploring partnership opportunities with proven specialists to bring greater value efficiencies to operations.center_img EHL chief executive David Hadley sad that the company had access to a wealth of combined expertise and the shared knowledge of internationally qualified healthcare experts, and had proven their ability to provide a higher level of medical care. South African private hospital group Medi-Clinic has entered into a collaboration with Emaar Properties to take over the running of the Dubai-based property developer’s healthcare portfolio, which includes three clinics in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). EHL employs around 1 500 people, and operates seven of the UAE’s most prestigious healthcare facilities, including the Welcare Hospital, The City Hospital and five successful private clinics in Dubai – the Welcare Ambulatory Care Centre, Emirates Diagnostic Clinic, Welcare Clinic Mirdif, Welcare Clinic Al Qusais, and the newly opened Welcare Ibn Batutta Clinic. Strengthening healthcare standards As part of the agreement, which takes effect on 15 January, Medi-Clinic’s Middle East division, Emirates Healthcare Limited (EHL), will acquire the assets of and operate the Dubai Mall Medical Centre, the Arabian Ranches Clinic and the Meadows Clinic. “Medi-Clinic has experienced positive growth in its Middle East operations and EHL has established itself as a brand that is associated with high quality healthcare,” Hertzog said. “The association with a property development market leader such as Emaar Properties confirms our standing as a prominent player.”last_img read more

Vasundhara Raje to launch State-wide Vikas Yatra in April

first_imgRajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will launch a Vikas Yatra next month covering all 200 assembly constituencies in the State.The decision to undertake the State-wide developmental tour from April 15 was taken in Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting chaired by the Chief Minister, said State minister Gajendra Singh Khimsar.“The yatra will kick-off from April 15 from the tribal- dominated division of Udaipur to highlight BJP government’s achievements in the State. Local MLAs, MPs and minister-in-charge of the districts would accompany the Chief Mnister during her tour that would culminate in July,” said Mr. sar. The party leaders are being apprised of the impending plans for the yatra, slated in the run-up to forthcoming assembly elections likely to be held by year end. This would be Ms. Raje’s third yatra since 2003 when she first took over BJP’s reins in the state. She had earlier undertaken Parivartan Yatra and Suraj Sankal Yatra.last_img read more

Furious Alex Compton says Magnolia played ‘dirty basketball’ in Game 4

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska head coach Alex Compton was livid as he entered the press room for a post-game interview following the Aces’ gutsy victory over Magnolia in Game 4 of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Wednesday night.Compton was in no celebratory mood despite Alaska knotting up the series at 2-2 and with momentum on its side heading into a pivotal Game 5 less than 48 hours from now.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Alaska ties PBA Finals, holds off Magnolia in Game 4 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The usually well-disposed Compton was furious over what he described as “dirty basketball” being played by Magnolia.Compton claimed his players “were punched multiple times” throughout Game 4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“We have an officiating crew that perhaps didn’t see it and I understand that they can’t see everything, but Jio (Jalalon) punched us, somebody punched Mike (Harris) in the testicles, somebody punched Chris (Banchero) in the testicles at what point is that gonna get called I don’t know but I’m sure that next game it will and we can just play basketball,” Compton said as he rolled up his sleeves.“That’s dirty basketball. Calling it anything else would be a lie and I’m not a liar.” View commentscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion It’s still unclear if indeed Hotshots guard Jio Jalalon threw a punch and if Aces import Mike Harris “got punched in the testicles” as what Compton claimed but it was clear as day that Aces playmaker Chris Banchero was punched in the groin by Hotshots guard Mark Barroca less than three minutes left in the game.Barroca got away from the referees but his low blow couldn’t escape the camera as his punch was shown on replay multiple times.When asked about the incident, Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero came to the defense of his veteran ward.“He’s just saying that,” Victolero said in Filipino when told about Compton’s comments.Banchero did have the final say when he accounted for seven of the Aces’ last eight points. He finished with 17 points, six rebounds and five assists.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñolast_img read more

Angelina Jolie Writes In Support Of Malala Yousafzai

first_imgAngelina Jolie has written an article for The DailyBeast.com in support of Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot and wounded by Taliban gunmen for speaking up for girls’ education.“The shots fired on Malala struck the heart of the nation, and as the Taliban refuse to back down, so too do the people of Pakistan,” wrote Jolie. “This violent and hateful act seems to have accomplished the opposite of its intent, as Pakistanis rally to embrace Malala’s principles and reject the tyranny of fear. A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban said “let this be a lesson.” Yes. Let this be a lesson—that an education is a basic human right, a right that Pakistan’s daughters will not be denied.“This terrible event marks the beginning of a necessary revolution in girls’ education.“Malala is proof that it only takes the voice of one brave person to inspire countless men, women, and children. In classrooms and at kitchen tables around the world, mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters are praying for Malala’s swift recovery and committing themselves to carry her torch.”To read the full article, click here.last_img read more