Preview: Can Chelsea make it three out of three against Burnley?

first_imgNemanja Matic was sent off the last time Burnley visited Stamford BridgeChelsea laboured a little at Watford last weekend, before Antonio Conte’s substitutions brought fresh life to the team and secured a dramatic 2-1 victory. Will they make it three wins from three against newly-promoted Burnley?Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 27 August 2016Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Five key battles: Including John Terry v Andre preview: Chelsea can get first clean sheetVital statistic: Chelsea have lost just one of their last 12 home matches.Injuries and suspensionsCHELSEARuled out: Kurt Zouma (knee), Marco van Ginkel (knee).Fitness test: Willian (calf), Ola Aina (muscular).WATFORDRuled out: Ashley Barnes (hamstring). Possible starting line-upsChelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Kante; Pedro, Matic, Fabregas, Hazard; Costa.Burnley: Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Boyd, Marney, Defour, Arfield; Gray, Vokes. Facts and figuresFORM GUIDE (last five league matches)Chelsea: W W D D L (8 points) • Home: W D D L D (6 points)Burnley: W L W W W (12 points) • Away: W W W D W (13 points)TOP SCORERS (league only)Chelsea – 2: Costa; 1: Batshuayi, Hazard.Burnley – 1: Gray, Vokes.LAST FIVE MEETINGS21 Feb 2015: Chelsea 1 Burnley 118 Aug 2014: Burnley 1 Chelsea 330 Jan 2010: Burnley 1 Chelsea 229 Aug 2009: Chelsea 3 Burnley 012 Nov 2008: Chelsea 1 Burnley 1Chelsea 3 wins, Burnley 0 wins, 2 drawsSee also:Willian could return for Burnley gameChelsea can get first clean sheet – and can Costa make it three out of three?Chelsea v Burnley: five key battlesChelsea v Burnley line-ups: One Blues change, Fabregas on bench, same again for ClaretsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Darwin-Loving Democrat Takes Helm of AAAS

first_imgFormer Congressman Rush D. Holt gave his inaugural editorial in Science Magazine on Feb. 20.Nature had called it a bad move that would only deepen the entrenched political divide. In December, Daniel Sarewitz said that science should stay out of partisan politics (see 12/07/14):Two weeks after US voters installed a Republican majority in the Senate and expanded the Republican majority in the House of Representatives, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) made its own political statement: it named a former Democratic member of Congress as its new chief.Once, these events might have been unrelated. But in today’s poisonous partisan atmosphere, the AAAS’s choice of Rush Holt, a physicist and political centrist just finishing a 16-year stint in Congress, looks every bit as political as the election itself.Now, Rush D. Holt is leader of the AAAS and publisher of Science Magazine. His opening editorial, “Why science? Why the AAAS?” reeks of scientism:Among the various ways of thinking and knowing about the universe and ourselves, science is special. Asking questions that can be answered empirically and engaging in open communication so that others can collectively review and verify possible answers lead to the most reliable knowledge—a knowledge that is powerfully applicable in daily life. Science is, as physician and essayist Lewis Thomas wrote, the “shrewdest maneuver” for discovering the world. This grand and clever enterprise, while surely not removing all worldly woes, brings beauty, wonderfully fulfilling intellectual pleasure, and cultural enrichment. It can lead to improved human interaction, more constructive commerce, and a better quality of life. Science helps bring what I think is a deep human need—a sense of progress.The problem is that the same claims can be made of theology, or of any other social enterprise performed with integrity and clarity of thought. At best, science only partially fulfills these benefits; at worst, it can lead to decades or even centuries of regress. “Science” itself—contrary to Holt’s simplistic description of it—is far too big a tent for each sub-branch to score equally well (compare scandal-ridden evolutionary psychology, empirically-challenged string theory, or fringe sciences like political science, economics, and cosmology where some wild and wacky ideas conflict with other wild and wacky ideas). Scientism is not an empirical discovery by science. It is a statement of philosophy about science. Holt knows a lot about physics and fund-raising for science, but it is not clear he knows much philosophy of science.Holt holds out an olive branch to those outside his cloister:The organization will build its publications and communications ability to meet the modern needs of the scientific community and the general public. AAAS will enhance its programs in public affairs, education, law, and international relations, and continue to explore constructive relationships between science and religion, art, history, and other disciplines. I am committed to raising the necessary resources to do these things. Especially, AAAS intends to remain the world’s most effective advocate for science.Some theologians could well question his sincerity. In 2013, according to the Huffington Post, Holt issued a resolution in Congress calling for a celebration of Darwin Day (see 2/12/15):“Charles Darwin [is] a worthy symbol on which to celebrate the achievements of reason, science, and the advancement of human knowledge,” Holt wrote in the resolution, which promotes evolution and warns against the “teaching of creationism.”In a statement from the American Humanist Association, Holt lauded Darwin’s legacy, calling him one of our “greatest thinkers.”“Only very rarely in human history has someone uncovered a fundamentally new way of thinking about the world -– an insight so revolutionary that it has made possible further creative and explanatory thinking,” Holt said. “Without Charles Darwin, our modern understandings of biology, ecology, genetics, and medicine would be utterly impossible,* and our comprehension of the world around us would be vastly poorer.“The NCSE, of course, was thrilled. If this represents Holt’s view of exploring “constructive relationships between  science and religion,” then artists, historians and members of other disciplines can well be afraid. Holt’s view of a constructive relationship may resemble the compromise between a hungry bear and a freezing man: both got what they wanted: the bear, a meal, and the man, a fur coat. Judging from his scientism, Rush Holt’s idea of a constructive relationship with any other discipline would be for the AAAS to swallow it.*As for whether Darwinism increases understanding, see the Stuff Happens Law in the Darwin Dictionary. As for Darwinian medicine, see 12/16/11 and its embedded links, and also a post on Evolution News & Views by Dr. Michael Egnor. As for ecology, genetics or any other sub-discipline of biology, Darwin’s contributions are not without controversy.So here we go again. This is like ISIS replacing Al-Qaeda. Expect a big order of pom-poms for Darwin cheerleaders and demands for budget-busting increases for Whatever Big Science Desires. Given the growing dissatisfaction with Darwinist reductionism (even among scientists), there might be a bright side. This could be scientism’s last hurrah before it implodes. We must keep the heat on. (Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

A Diseased Mindset

first_imgValue Creators have a code. They have a certain mindset. It looks different to people who haven’t yet come to understand what the Value Creator knows. A lot of people have a mindset that is still diseased, poisoned by unhealthy beliefs and bad ideas.I Need a Motivator“My sales manager doesn’t motivate me.”Do you really need someone to motivate you? Okay, try this: If you don’t do the work I will fire you. Are you motivated yet? This is what motivation is, an external stimulus, a threat.Maybe what you really meant was that you wanted inspiration? So you need someone to convince you that your work is meaningful, that it is worth doing well, that it is worth giving yourself over to?If you ever want to do meaningful work, you are going to have to provide that meaning yourself. The only inspiration that lasts is the kind that comes from inside of you. Someone may come along on light the match that you are already holding, but you have to catch yourself on fire.I Need an IncentiveIncentives are bribes, aren’t they? If you do this, I’ll give you that. This is motivation, too. But instead of a threat it’s a reward.What it often says is that you are unwilling to do what is necessary unless someone is willing to bribe you to do it. Value Creators live by a different code. They are proactive. No one has to incentivize them to do what’s right. They have a greater internal incentives.I’ll Withhold Value“If they aren’t going to pay me what I am worth, I am not going to do the work.”That’ll teach them, won’t it, Sparky? It never pays to get value creation in the wrong order. If you want to capture value, you must first create value.Old Zig Ziglar said that you can have anything you want in this world if you help enough other people get what they want. He didn’t say withhold the value you can create for others until they give you what you want. Why not? because it doesn’t work that way. It never has.Never withhold. Do the work. The rewards will most surely follow.It’s Someone Else“My school system didn’t prepare me.”“My government should help me.”“This is all someone else’s fault.”Your school system didn’t prepare you. Your parents didn’t prepare you. Your first sales manager didn’t love you enough.You’ll never find the answers you are looking for by looking outside of yourself. You’ll never find what needs to change by looking to someone or something external. You will never find anyone more responsible for you than you. You are all you’ve got, make of it what you will.Believing or behaving differently is a diseased mindset.QuestionsWho is responsible for motivating or inspiring you?Why do you need incentives? What’s your real incentive for creating value?What do you gain by withholding the value you might create?Who is ultimately responsible for your results? 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

Three killed in Bihar over ‘buffalo theft’

first_imgThree people were beaten to death by a mob in Saran district of Bihar on Friday, alleging that they attempted to steal a buffalo, the police said. The families of the victims denied the allegation.Raju Nat, Bides Nat and Naushad Qureshi were attacked at Nandlal Tola of Pithauri village in the Baniapur police station limits in the early hours. Two of them were killed on the spot. Another died of injuries on the way to hospital, Superintendent of Police Har Kishore Rai said. He said two or three people have been picked up for interrogation.Deputy SP Ajay Kumar Singh rushed to the village as a clash erupted between the alleged attackers and the family members of the deceased. The relatives said the victims had gone out to relieve themselves when they were beaten to death.“We can say it with certainty that this is not one of those incidents of mob lynching. The animal allegedly being stolen was a buffalo. The attackers and the attacked belonged to the same social groups,” Mr. Singh said.Police have been deployed in the village, while people from both sides were at the police station to lodge complaints. The families of the victims “created a ruckus” at the Sadar hospital, where the bodies were taken for post-mortem, prompting police to use “mild force” to bring the situation under control, officials said.last_img read more

Tigresses lead BVR Ilocos leg champs

first_imgUST’s Cherry Rondina gets one over San Beda’s defense in the Beach Volleyball Republic. Contributed Photo.University of Santo Tomas turned back San Beda, 21-12, 21-14, over the weekend to rule the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour women’s university division in Playa Tropical Currimao, Ilocos Norte.Tigresses Cherry Rondina and Ma. Cecilia Bangad defeated the Red Lioness’ pair of Iza and Ella Viray for the title.ADVERTISEMENT In the men’s university division, Malaysians Mohd Aizzat Zorki and Raja Nazmi Hussin turned back Far Easter University, 21-14, 21-18, to emerge champions in the event that has the Inquirer as media partner.“This leg had indeed the most competitive lineup of teams,” said BVR founder Charo Soriano. “We had teams from Malaysia and Hong Kong and they showcased their world-class athleticism against our local talent.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingCebu’s Jade Becaldo and Rommel Pepito gutted their way out of an opening set loss before turning back Hong Kong’s Giovanni Musillo and Brian Nordberg, 18-21, 21-14, 23-21, to top the men’s open class.The winning pairs received P50,000 in the event sponsored by Nestea, Smart, NLEX/SCTEX and Rebisco, among others. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Mike mopes for Jason in the Byron Nelson LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Organizers also held a volleyball clinic for young enthusiasts in Ilocos Norte as part of the group’s “Sandroots” advocacy.“We want to be able to give the kids a chance to learn from the best coaches that we have in beach volleyball,” said Soriano.“In the end, it’s really about teaching and sharing the passion we have one province at a time,” said BVR’s Bea Tan.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 athletes BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more