Body has been found in Laois

first_img Community Previous articleIn Pictures: Festive spirit as lights go on in TimahoeNext article‘We want to do better as a county, that’s why we come back every year ,’ Laois forward Foyle speaks about ambitions for 2019 championship LaoisToday Reporter By LaoisToday Reporter – 4th December 2018 Twitter WhatsApp Community Facebook A body has been discovered in Laois.According to Midlands 103, Gardaí were called just after 9 o’clock this morning.Remains had been found near Portlaoise and a postmortem will take place in Portlaoise Hospital.Straboe’s wooded area has been sealed off.Straboe is located between Mountmellick and Portlaoise, near Eyne.No more details have been given as of yet.More details to follow.SEE ALSO – REVEALED: Where Laois secondary school students are most likely to go to college Pinterest Home News Community Body has been found in Laois NewsCommunity New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening center_img WhatsApp Body has been found in Laois Pinterest Council Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

Listen: Turner, Meyer, and Bernard’s Dangerous Idea

first_img Recommended “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Scott Turner is the State University of New York biologist and author of Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something Alive and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain It. It’s a book we’ve discussed here extensively. He was on the Janet Parshall radio show along with Stephen Meyer. Several things leapt out at me from the discussion. For one, Dr. Turner is gifted at turning novel phrases. He gives us “Bernard’s Dangerous Idea” — an answer to Daniel Dennett and the latter’s book Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, and referring to Claude Bernard (1813-1878) whose elucidation of the idea of homeostasis in organisms is central to Turner’s book. He says about homeostasis that, “It actually undermines virtually everything that we think about evolution today.”This dangerous idea undermined Turner’s own faith in what he calls the “evolutionary catechism.” But fascinatingly — and this I didn’t know — it also brought Turner around to the theory of intelligent design. From the subtitle of his book, it’s clear he’s abandoned Darwinism. But that’s not the same as embracing ID.He says in the interview that while he and Steve Meyer reached their conclusions by different routes, Turner now agrees: “Steve is spot on. There has to be some intelligent agency there that’s operating.” Not everyone likes the formulation that says ID is itself an evolutionary theory — just not a Darwinian one. But Turner seems to be on that page, as I am: “There is intelligence that underlies the evolutionary process. You cannot explain it without that.”So we can now add Scott Turner to the list of pro-ID biologists. A very interesting and in-depth conversation; you can listen to it here.Image: “Claude Bernard and his pupils,” by Léon Augustin Lhermitte, via Wikimedia Commons. Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis TagsbiologistcatechismClaude BernardDaniel DennettDarwinismevolutionevolutionary theoryhomeostasisintelligent designJ. Scott TurnerJanet ParshallPurpose and DesireradioState University of New YorkStephen Meyer,Trending Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Share Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Intelligent Design Listen: Turner, Meyer, and Bernard’s Dangerous IdeaDavid [email protected]_klinghofferJune 7, 2018, 5:01 PM Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to Alllast_img read more

Affordable housing embraces automated wood heat

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Not that long ago, the Hollister Hill Apartments on Austin Road in Plainfield were a rather bleak example of 1970’s architecture that had seen better days. The Housing Foundation, Inc. had a vision to rebuild them, rendering them into comfortable, affordable, and functional units for their tenants to call home. They did so in part by embracing renewable energy in the form of a central wood pellet boiler.This is the third location where The Housing Foundation has installed a pellet boiler for their units, the others being Colonial Manor Apartments in Morristown and Fairground Apartments in Moretown, with hopes for future projects. Krister Adams, Development Specialist with the Vermont State Housing Authority, said, “Wood pellet boilers are a relatively simple heating system. We have found them to be cost effective and reliable. Plus, using wood as a heat source is environmentally sound and helps our local economy.”The organization feels it is important to do their part to help Vermont reach its goal of 90% renewable energy by 2050, but also, the bottom line just makes sense. “Renewable fuels are cheaper and less volatile than fossil fuels. That’s essential when your residents rely on affordable rent for the long term. We can’t ask them to absorb a spike in oil prices,” said Adams. They also considered air source heat pumps for this property, but the economics of a pellet system made more sense.According to Andrew Perchlik, Director of the Clean Energy Development Fund, “The Housing Foundation is one of several affordable housing groups that has embraced wood heating. These organizations see pellet heating not as a possibility, but as the default top choice, with oil or propane as ‘alternative’ heating. They have realized it is the best option not just ecologically, but economically as well.” These units join more than 500 other affordable housing units across the state that are heated with wood pellets.For this installation, Lyme Green Heat installed a 191,000 Btu/hr Maine Energy Systems PES56 pellet boiler along with a 15-ton silo to hold pellets which are delivered in bulk by Bourne’s Energy. The pellet boiler provides heat and hot water for two buildings with a total of 16 apartments as well as hot water for the common building which has meeting space, laundry room, and kitchen. The boiler system was funded in part by a $16,000 custom rebate from the Clean Energy Development Fund.The apartments are about two-thirds occupied so far and will be fully occupied by the end of June. The Housing Foundation is planning an open house at the end of June as a celebration and will welcome visitors at that time who would like to check out the pellet boiler.Wood pellets are small, evenly-sized granules of 100% compressed sawdust. They are made from low-grade wood or sawdust from saw mills. They have a very low moisture content that allows them to burn very clean, and because they are small and even in shape they can be fed into automated systems, such as a pellet stove or boiler for a home. The pellets being delivered to the Hollister Hill apartments are from Vermont Wood Pellet in Clarendon.Currently, an estimated 12% of Vermont households heat at least in part with pellets (either bagged or bulk); a figure that’s expected to rise as more homes install automatic pellet boilers.Modern wood heating incentives are available for home and business owners:$3000 from the Clean Energy Development Fund, www.rerc-vt.org(link is external)$3000 from Efficiency Vermont, https://www.efficiencyvermont.com/rebates(link is external)For more information on these and all other current incentives on modern wood heat in Vermont, visit: http://fpr.vermont.gov/incentives(link is external)For more information on wood heating in affordable housing, download the Practical Guide to Modern Wood Heating: Successful Conversion to Wood Heating for Affordable Housing in Vermont here: https://www.biomasscenter.org/pdfs/Practical-Guide-to-Modern-Wood-Heating-HOUSING.pdf(link is external)Source: Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation 4.30.2018last_img read more

Late spike in regions lifts 2017 investment

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Tunde appointed FKF international boss

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, July 6- Renowned Nigerian international sports consultant, Tunde Adekalun has been named as the Director of International Development by Football Kenya Federation (FKF).In a statement released on Tuesday, the federation says Adekalun, who owns the New Africa Soccer publication, will spearhead efforts aimed at raising its international profile, securing sponsorship for national team as well as organising international friendlies. “We believe that Tunde will use his vast experience in football to bring professionalism to our federation, he will also streamline our player’s transfers internationally,” FKF national executive member, Tom Onyango Alila said in the statement announcing his appointment on Tuesday.Tunde who is also the merchandising rights holder for the Nigerian Olympics Team through his Sport-Ex Africa was born and raised in England where he was part of the country’s high profile but failed bid to land the 2018 FIFA World Cup.He was present last Saturday when Kenya launched her 2014 World Cup qualification campaign with a barren 0-0 draw against Malawi. His latest assignment was by the Confederation of African Football where he was tasked with writing the autobiography of its president Issa Hayatou where he will also be in charge of the Africa football museum to be set up in Cairo soonUsing his international connections, he once recommended former England coach Peter Taylor, who handed David Beckham the Three Lions captaincy for the first time in 2000 to the Nigerian FA when he acted as their international consultant.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more