Chelsea v Arsenal line-ups: Pedro and Batshuayi play

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Pedro starts for Chelsea in the Community Shield game at Wembley, where Michy Batshuayi leads the Blues attack.Pedro returns to action after suffering a facial injury during the recent friendly against Arsenal in China.Alvaro Morata is among the substitutes, as is fellow summer signing Antonio Rudiger and 19-year-old midfielder Kyle Scott.There is no Alexis Sanchez or Mesut Ozil for Arsenal, but new signing Alexandre Lacazette plays.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro.Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Christensen, Scott, Boga, Musonda, Morata.Arsenal: Cech; Holding, Mertesacker, Monreal; Bellerin, Elneny, Xhaka; Oxlade-Chamberlain; Welbeck, Iwobi; Lacazette.Subs: Ospina, Kolasinac, Willock, Nelson, Giroud, Maitland-Niles, Walcott.last_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Raptors, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

first_imgJoin us for live news and analysis Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for one of arguably the most anticipated Warriors game this season when Golden State faces the Toronto Raptors at Oracle.The Raptors (22-7) own the NBA’s best record and have already handed the Warriors an overtime loss two weeks ago in Toronto. However, some of the luster of their rematch could be lost if Kawhi Leonard (hip injury) can’t play Wednesday night. He’s listed as questionable.The Warriors (19-9) are on a four-game …last_img

Psychology Co-Ops ‘Science’ to Fight Biblical Morality

first_imgSecular psychology is not science. It uses the word ‘science’ to promote anti-Biblical morality.Biological Psychiatry in CrisisThe word ‘crisis’ should not be used loosely, but secular journals have long considered the mental health ‘sciences’ of psychology and psychiatry as being in a state of crisis. Nature, for instance, last April 15 reviewed a book by Anne Harrington, Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness (2019). The book takes psychiatrists to task for its failings and blunders. Certain healthy researchers in 1973, for instance, tested the diagnostic ability of psychiatric hospitals by admitting themselves with fake symptoms of hearing things.Each person was diagnosed with either schizophrenia or manic-depressive psychosis, and admitted; once inside, they stopped the performance. They were released after an average of 19 days with diagnoses of ‘schizophrenia in remission’ (D. L. Rosenhan Science 179, 250–258; 1973).And that’s just for eye-opening starters. Harrington’s book continues showing the “shameless hubris” of psychiatrists pretending to be scientists.Psychiatric hospitals, it seemed, could recognize neither healthy people nor those with mental illnesses. Rosenhan’s study exemplifies much of what went wrong in twentieth-century psychiatry, as biologists, psychoanalysts and sociologists struggled for supremacy. Science historian Anne Harrington takes us through the painful history of that struggle in the enthralling Mind Fixers, which focuses particularly on the United States.Harrington wrote back to Nature on June 18 after the review appeared, saying that she didn’t mean to be pessimistic about psychiatry. “Psychiatry crisis is a chance to change tack,” she said. And yet she sees 2019 as an ‘inflection point’ that will require discarding the old “biological psychiatry” and taking stock of what to do next. “The ‘old’ biological psychiatry launched in the 1980s — the one under which so many of us have conducted our business for the past 40 years — is running into the sands,” she says. “The confusion and distrust it has engendered is entrenched in the public sphere.Psychology Is WorsePsychiatry is psychology with a white lab coat. Both are pseudo-sciences. Both pretend to use the scientific method and reach conclusions that are expected to be viewed as superior to ‘religious’ views concerning right and wrong ethics, or normal and abnormal behavior. Even biologists get suckered into “biological psychology,” figuring that humans are nothing more than evolved animals, and therefore whatever we see in the biological world must be considered normal. For instance, Science Daily says in a headline, “Scientists challenge notion of binary sexuality with naming of new plant species.” Are plants politically correct now? If a tomato exhibits gender fluidity in some way, then human traditional-values advocates must face the “science,” and (by implication)  allow transgender women (biological males) to compete in women’s sports.Even when observations discredit current PC views about sexuality, psychologists and their cohorts in the science news media never repent of promoting false views. For instance, a piece in Medical Xpress about “Study of sexual orientation and mental health in New Zealand LGBTQ adults” under a photo of two males holding hands under rainbow lights, admits that “Gay, lesbian and bisexual New Zealanders are on average more than twice as likely to experience depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts as heterosexuals, new research shows.” Could that be because those ‘orientations’ are unhealthy, producing conflicts between desires and biological realities? Perish the thought! No, it must be because those people face “stigma,” presumably from all those homophobes making them feel bad!Dr. Spittlehouse says the findings reinforce concerns about stigma and stress experienced by sexual minority members and emphasize the need for mental health help and support for members of the rainbow community going into middle-age.The ones who need counseling, by implication, are the normal people who believe in traditional values and biological sex roles. WND reports that “California wants to force pastors to adopt LGBT agenda.” Coercion is the hallmark of Leftism. One is not allowed to think differently. Secular psychology encourages such coercion by turning the word “normal” on its head, making traditional values abnormal, and perversion acceptable as a finding of ‘science.’ These psychologists provide aid and comfort to LGBT activists, who would call for the institutionalization of those who teach that God made humans male and female. The inmates would be running the asylum. Who is calling whom mentally ill?The End Result: Romans 1The LGBT movement ostensibly started as an attempt to end discrimination against the sexually confused. We are way beyond that in 2019. Now, LGBT advocates, with secular psychologists at the head of the parade, actively promote perversion and want to force everyone to embrace it as normal. If you don’t believe it, look at the headline of a piece on the quasi-science website The Conversation, complete with rainbow-colored female figure, “There are infinite ways to have sex & there’s nothing unnatural about any of them.” Two eggheads from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada fling open the Pandora’s Box of sex perversions with reckless abandon:Humans have discovered an almost infinite amount of ways to have sex — and things to have sex with. The famous sex researcher Alfred Kinsey said: “The only unnatural sex act is that which can’t be performed.”From foot fetishes to the kinkiest outfit or habits, fetishes are an endless rainbow of preferences and practices.Alfred Kinsey, as Dr Jerry Bergman has exposed in his book How Darwinism Corrodes Morality, was a scientific fraud. Here, these authors appeal to this known fraud to claim that no sex act is “unnatural.” Natural is a word fraught with ambiguity, but it’s clear what they are doing: they are fighting believers in traditional morality who distinguished between sexual activity condoned by the Creator of sex and those forbidden by God. If everything is not unnatural, then nothing is natural: fetishes, bondage, homosexuality – if it feels good, it’s natural. But is “nothing unnatural”? What about polygamy? What about bestiality? What about necrophilia? What about pedophilia? What about sex slavery, and sex trafficking? What about consensual sex acts that cause pain and permanent harm? They don’t mention those. Under “No definition of normal, they say,”There is no exact definition of what constitutes normal or healthy. These definitions are highly dependent of the context (historical time and culture).We get caught up with what appears to be more frequent, healthy, natural or normal: but what about what feels right?Using “what feels right” as one’s measure of normality throws off all restraint. They even encourage perversion: “Perhaps you don’t have a fetish. But it’s never too late to try.” The silent majority may be relieved that ‘Pride Month’ is finally over, where businesses tried to outdo one another coddling the LGBT community, and leftist presidential candidates stepped on each other trying to appear more “diverse and inclusive” to the point of affirming abortion rights for transgender women who have no wombs! But that is mild compared to what these two libertines say:As North Americans celebrate Pride this summer, we should take it as a reminder of our colourful sexual diversity —and also the infinite ways to have sex, with nothing unnatural about any of them.We believe all people should be allowed to express their sexuality and embrace it without the weight of stereotypes or “normal” standards to live by. Life is too short to not make the best out of it, especially when it comes to enjoy the pleasures of the flesh.Unquestionably, sex is pleasurable, and the sex drive is a vital part of our created nature, as is the hunger drive. Traditional-values proponents know and teach that. It’s a good thing that sex is pleasurable, too, or else the human race might have gone extinct. They believe, too, in freedom within limits; look how far one can drive by staying in the prescribed traffic lanes. Married couples are free to experiment with sex within the bonds of marriage, always seeking the good of the partner, without forgetting the main purpose of sex, which is procreation. Unmarried individuals can also appreciate their own body’s pleasurable sensations, with thanksgiving, in the same way they can enjoy food without becoming gluttons or drunkards. “For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,” Paul said in I Timothy 4, “for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.” There is freedom in what God has not forbidden, lest anyone accuse godly people of prudery. But the Bible clearly forbids fornication, adultery, and homosexuality, and other sins of lust. Liberty is not libertinism. License is not licentiousness. Sensation is not sensuality.The libertinism expressed by these two authors tosses out all restraint. It not only turns traditional values upside down, but then celebrates perversion and encourages it. The LGBT agenda has succeeded far beyond mere toleration. It now exalts itself as the “new normal,” and is making political enemies out of all who refuse to bow the knee to their totalitarian aspirations.  All in the name of “science,” of course.If these two libertines were to experience the extreme of their view, they would quickly call halt. They qualify their view with the mildest of constraints: “most researchers and clinical practitioners now only consider fetishes to be harmful if they cause distress, physical harm or transgress consent.” But then they talk about Pavlovian conditioning. So what if they submitted themselves to conditioning by a skilled hypnotist who could extract a confession of “consent” and then unleash the full passions of a rape gang on them? It is well known that skilled sex traffickers take months to build friendships with their juvenile victims, in order to soften them up for lifetime of prostitution they will face. Is that “not unnatural”? Secular psychology is out of control. One might even say it is mentally ill. Secular psychologists, many of them basing their views on fraudulent Darwinian/Freudian doctrines, have become the vocal enemies of Biblical morality. But there’s one thing that Biblical morality has going for it scientifically. It made predictions, and those predictions have come true in our day. 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.32 Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. (Romans 1:18-32)Perversion starts with denial of Creation. Darwin was the leader of those who “did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but became futile in their thinking” by concocting the “Stuff Happens Law” to explain life, the universe, and everything. Professing to be wise, they become fools, even though they “knew God” from evidence available to everyone. What is more mentally ill than to deny reality?These days, it’s becoming dangerous to even quote the Bible on matters of sexual values. If CEH disappears from the internet, you will know that the PC bigoted totalitarian enforcers got us. If it ever comes to that, keep the faith no matter what (Ephesians 6:10-18).(Visited 405 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – December 19th

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 171219No change in the outlook today. We still look pretty good for the next few days. We dry out, stay above normal for temps, and see better sunshine chances through Thursday. Winds go west at a moderate clip today, and stay like that through Thursday as wellFriday, winds turn more southwest, and clouds move in. Friday itself we do not see an exceptional amount of precipitation – only a few hundredths to a tenth or two over about 40% of the state. But, that action ramps up overnight Friday night through Saturday morning, where we see rains of .25”-.75” over 90% of the state. There still a threat of thunderstorm action down in far southern Ohio, near the river. In those areas, we can see some rain totals pushing closer to 1”.For the rest of Saturday and most of Sunday we dry back down, but we see much colder air starting to push in from the NW. Precipitation continues to flow up the old, slowing, stalling frontal boundary over KY and areas south, but at this point, we do not expect any of it to get into the state. Sunday is very cold in the north, but only slightly below normal in the south. Christmas day continues to be the wild card. We actually have good cold air in over all of the state, and the track of moisture from the southwest actually sets us up much better for Christmas Day snow than our neighbors to the west. Right now, we think we need to be on the lookout for anywhere from a couple of inches all the way through 10 inches for Christmas. This means a large part of the state may end up with white Christmas potential. The map above is a map of 24 hour snow totals from the night of Christmas Eve through sunset Christmas night. This map is NOT AN OFFICIAL FORECAST!! This is a forecast that we will be refining as we move through the rest of this week, but for now, we need to start planning on some inclement weather on Christmas Day. IT may not be enough to cause major problems in all areas, but it could cause some issues in parts of the state, and it will be nothing like what we have for the next couple of days either. And still, even with the potential for snow here, perhaps the bigger story will be the brutal cold for next week. From Tuesday right on through the end of the week, temps will be well below normal, and will be the coldest of the season to this point.In the extended period, we see another strong storm circulation developing in the southern plains for the New Year’s weekend. Current track is far south, but we continue to watch this one for an adjusting track that may start off 2018 with a significant winter event. Stay tuned!last_img read more

23 days agoMan City boss Guardiola: Dinamo Zagreb made it difficult

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola: Dinamo Zagreb made it difficultby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola praised Champions League opponents Dinamo Zagreb after last night’s win.City encountered a stubborn Dinamo defence at the Etihad Stadium, who were eventually unlocked by what has become a trademark Guardiola move.Having worked the ball wide, Riyad Mahrez played it across the face of goal and Raheem Sterling, as he so often is, was there to bundle it home.For the Catalan, it is the perfect way to score and he admitted the visitor’s resolute defending made the goal even sweeter.“We don’t have big headers for crosses,” added the boss.“We play that way for the quality of the players we have in small spaces.“We believe when you attack inside and put a ball wide and people arrive for the cross, that’s the best way to score a goal.“It was really nice, but they defended so well. Even for the goal the defender was there. They were so good.“I didn’t expect them to play so deep, because they didn’t have a shot on target, apart from one or two set pieces.“But what they did in that part of the pitch was so good. They won duels and anticipated all the time.“They deserve a lot of credit. That’s why it was an incredible battle.” last_img read more

MusiCares Get Ready To Rock Auction

first_imgGRAMMY Charity Online Auctions has launched the “Get Ready To Rock Auction,” following the ninth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert honoring two-time GRAMMY-winning Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington and legendary skateboarder/musician Tony Alva.Now through June 10, the auction features items such as signed memorabilia by Beck, the Black Keys, fun., Billy Idol, Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sting, and Neil Young; items signed backstage at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert by Alva, Bennington and Slash; and premium concert and meet-and-greet experiences with artists such as 311, The Band Perry, Fall Out Boy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bruno Mars, and Rod Stewart.To place your bids, visit www.ebay.com/grammy. Presented in partnership with Kompolt, proceeds from GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions provide essential support for MusiCares and the Grammy Foundation.last_img read more

US Beats Australia But Germany Inches Ahead In Our Womens World Cup

Check out FiveThirtyEight’s Women’s World Cup predictions.In its opening campaign Monday, the U.S. women’s national team (USWNT) did not exactly look like a team that — heading into this tournament — had the best chance of winning this year’s World Cup title. It had a 68 percent chance of defeating Australia going into Monday, but when the whistle blew to signal the start of the game, the USWNT looked jittery. The team resorted to long balls and the all-too-familiar direct style of American play, completing only 73 percent of its passes in the first half (compared with a 77 percent pass-completion rate in the friendlies leading up to the World Cup).Despite the shaky start, the Americans were up 1-0 after only 12 minutes, thanks to a nasty deflection of Megan Rapinoe’s shot off an Australian defender. The Matildas equalized in the 28th minute from a left-footed shot by captain Lisa De Vanna, and by the 60th minute, the game was still tied 1-1 — right around the time that we said U.S. fans should start sweating as a draw starts to become the most likely outcome.But just one minute short of our 62nd-minute sweat-marker, Christen Press scored her first World Cup goal, and the U.S. finally began to settle down, completing 80 percent of their passes in the second half. The Americans went on to win 3-1, increasing their chances of advancing from Group D to 99 percent (up from 95 percent before Monday’s game).Germany, the other front-runner, however, opened its World Cup run with a resounding 10-0 win over the Ivory Coast (a team that had a Women’s Soccer Power Index rating of 75.5 — compared to Australia’s 88.8). But as probabilistic forecasts go, a victory that big increased Germany’s chances of winning the tournament. It is now at 31 percent, ahead of the Americans’ 28 percent.As of this morning, Germany is now the most likely team to win the World Cup. But we’d caution against reading into this too much; we’ve yet to see how Germany fares against an opponent like Australia. That won’t happen until Thursday, when Germany faces Norway (whose WSPI rating, 88.9, is almost identical to Australia’s). Although the matchup seems similar to U.S.-Australia, the Germans are heavily favored to win — 72 percent to Norway’s 11 percent.The U.S. and Germany aren’t likely to face each other until the semifinals, but we expect that they’ll continue to battle for the top spot in our Women’s World Cup predictions throughout this tournament. We knew these two teams would be the front-runners, but we’ll see if they continue to further distance themselves from the pack — Japan, which beat Switzerland in a meager 1-0 win on Monday night, now has a 9 percent chance of winning the tournament after starting the World Cup at 10 percent. France and Brazil stand at 7 percent and 6 percent, respectively, but these odds could change after their opening games today. read more

Sean Dyche wants Burnley to break transfer record

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche has indicated that he expects Burnley to break their transfer record during the summer window transfer.Burnley are yet to make a first-team signing this summer even as they finished seventh place in the Premier League last season and earned a spot in the Europa League.Dyche, on the other hand, has suggested that he is prepared to spend a huge amount before the start of the new campaign, but only such amount will only be for the right players.Dyche is quoted by the Lancashire Telegraph via Sports Mole as saying:Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“There’s a strong chance, just by the fact that clubs now act as agents.“It’s the irony of football that clubs question agents, but if you put a bid in for someone as if by magic, it’s out on the wires within seconds. That’s the nature of the game.“We definitely need more numbers, we’re not deep in numbers, we know that. We want quality numbers, we don’t just want any old player who can fill a slot, we want players who can be competitive.”Burnley’s current record stands at £15m, which the club paid Leeds United for Chris Wood last summer.last_img read more

Mothers Day Is A Week Away And You Know What That Means

first_imgJust about every year for a week before and after Mother’s Day you can expect to see more exterminators out putting up tents over buildings, trying to fight termites. Swarms of the wood-eating bugs have nothing to do with the annual celebration of maternal figures, but the holiday is tied to part of the year when multiple ecological factors line up in a way that facilitates termite reproduction.One particular kind of termite, an invasive species to southeast Texas, has shown up in videos, swarming outdoor lights at night — Formosan termites.“They can build a nest,” said Robert Puckett, an urban entomologist at Texas A&M University, “and they can actually do this inside a structure and that presents some unique problems for pest management.”Puckett said because Formosan termites can remain hidden inside a building for a long time, they can cause much more damage than native termites, which typically live underground and come up inside a structure just to eat, rather than live.“We know a great deal about their biology and behavior,” Puckett said, but researchers and exterminators are still learning the best ways to fight Formosan termites. Homeowners can mail in termites preserved in alcohol to his lab for testing. The lab is currently running a trial to find new ways of dealing with the bugs. Sharelast_img read more

Lasers keep mini helicopter hovering for hours

first_img Success in ‘space elevator’ competition (Update 3) Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Seattle research and development company LaserMotive has succeeded in keeping a model helicopter hovering for six hours, powered only by the energy of a laser. 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. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Conventional unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are limited in their flying time because of the fuel or batteries they carry. Operation times can be extended if solar power is used in conjunction with batteries, as in Qinetiq’s ultralight Zephyr, which has been able to fly for 82 hours. Solar Impulse, a Swiss company, has also demonstrated solar powered piloted craft.Unmanned vehicles used by the military tend to be stronger and heavier than ultralights, and it is difficult to power them with solar power because of their greater energy requirements, and this is where LaserMotive hopes to provide a solution.The laser-powered model helicopter, which weighed only 22 grams, was demonstrated at Denver, Colorado last week at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference. The tethered, radio-controlled model helicopter was powered by an array of semiconductor-diode near-infrared lasers, which produced laser beams that were then focused down to a single beam seven centimeters in diameter. The beam, which will not damage eyes, tracked the helicopter automatically and illuminated the helicopter’s photovoltaic (PV) cells, which were optimized for the laser’s wavelength. The PV cells then converted around 50 percent of the laser power to electricity, providing just a few watts, but enough to keep the helicopter rotors spinning.Tom Nugent, president, CEO and co-founder of LaserMotive, said he believed the six hour limit was set by the quality of the motor that drives the helicopter rotors, since it was only a small brush motor not designed to run continuously for that long. The tiny model flies under laser power until the motor burns out, he said. Nugent also said he expected the system could be scaled to “anything anybody is interested in.” An unmanned vehicle could fly missions and return to recharge over the laser, or could hover over a laser base for lengthy periods. LaserMotive demonstrated the use of lasers to power robots wirelessly last year, when it won the $900,000 Power Beaming Challenge sponsored by NASA for using a laser to power a robot climbing a 900-meter-long cable suspended from a full-scale helicopter. center_img Citation: Lasers keep mini helicopter hovering for hours (2010, September 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-09-lasers-mini-helicopter-hours.html Multi-mission UAV, recharging in between missions. Image credit: LaserMotive More information: LaserMotive – lasermotive.com/ The power beaming prize winnings could enable the company to help in powering space elevators to lift objects into orbit in the future, but such elevators are still at the concept stage. Other possible applications include delivering emergency power in disaster situations and to forward military bases or remote rural communities.UAVs are among the fastest growing sectors in the aerospace industry and in defense, and the global market is expected to grow from the current $4.9 billion to $11.5 billion within ten years, according to industry analysts the Teal Group.last_img read more