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Convincing Answer to Questions of Sex and Gender Presented

first_imgPrize-winning author Nancy Pearcey’s new book answers hard questions about human sexuality in her latest book.Christ followers often find it difficult to handle the rise of LGBT activists and the questions they present to traditional morality and family. Without any of the judgmentalism homosexuals might expect from Christians, Nancy Pearcey’s new book Love Thy Body presents arguments that even some in the movement say make sense.ID the Future presented two podcast interviews with Nancy Pearcey where she explains what the book is about:In Episode 1, Pearcey explains her “high view of the body” and how it offers solutions for those questioning their sexual feelings.In Episode 2, Pearcey explains the value of harmony and coherence, and how opponents of design find themselves unable to live according to their own convictions.In addition to the book, Pearcey is featured in some video interviews online. She has many examples of homosexuals and transgenders who found harmony in their lives by considering her arguments, which capitalize on the “good design” of humanity.Note to readers: Reporting at Creation-Evolution Headlines will be spotty for the rest of the month as the Editor takes some breaks – some obligatory and some for well-needed rest. During the breaks, we may link to other resources of interest. Regular reporting here will pick up again in September. (Visited 584 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Gov. DeWine helps celebrate Young’s Jersey Dairy sesquicentennial

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For 150 years, Young’s Jersey Dairy has been active in agriculture in southwest Ohio, near Yellow Springs. The family business continues today as a highlight of agri-tourism in the state. Newly elected Ohio Governor Mike DeWine was recently on hand alongside Ohio’s First Lady and their grandson to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the farm. Also commenting are Ohio Director of Agriculture Dorothy Pelanda and Young’s CEO Dan Young.Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood reports.last_img read more

Assam man goes for urine test, gets pregnancy report

first_imgA private pathological laboratory in eastern Assam’s Golaghat town had given a pregnancy report to a man who had gone for urine test.Doctors had advised Jogeswar Bora, a barely literate 42-year-old farmer on the outskirts of the town, to get his urine tested for a certain health complication. He did the test under the Chief Minister’s Free Diagnostic Services that was launched in 16 of Assam’s 33 districts in May 2017.Under the scheme, for people on either side of the poverty line, the State government paid private hospitals or laboratories for conducting medical tests such as CT scan, X-ray, blood and urine tests in government-run facilities.The Golaghat lab handed Mr. Bora the report after getting his urine tested at the civil hospital. “I had no idea what the report contained until a drug store owner I showed it to, said I had no chance of bearing a child,” Mr. Bora said.He then went to a private medical practitioner who told him that it was a negative report of pregnancy, and “something somewhere must have gone wrong”.The laboratory said Mr. Bora’s case could have been caused by a mix-up.last_img read more

A sexual assault survivors story

first_img KUSI Newsroom A sexual assault survivors story Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: July 25, 2019 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Every 92 seconds in America someone is sexually assaulted. One out of every 6 women in the US has been the victim of rape or attempted rape. KUSI’s Ginger Jefferies takes a look at what it’s like to survive a sexually violent predator. This is the story of Mary Taylor.center_img Updated: 7:35 AM KUSI Newsroom, July 25, 2019last_img read more

Polishing up Money laundering rules to apply to gems and jewellery sector

first_imgRepresentational image.FlickrThe government said in a notification on Monday that the provisions of the Prevention of Money laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, will apply to the gem and jewellery sector with immediate effect, the financial daily Business Standard (BS) reported.The notification, issued in the Gazette of India on August 23, said that any dealer of precious metals, precious stones and other high value goods with a turnover of Rs 2 crore or more in a financial year would be covered under the Act.It said that the Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DGGSTI) will be appointed under the Act to monitor and adjudicate with respect to the gems and jewellery sector. The Rs 2-crore limit specified under the PMLA would be calculated on the basis of the previous year’s turnover.The notification has taken the sector by surprise, the newspaper added.The government’s move to apply the provisions of PMLA to the sector is a spillover of income tax raids on jewellers soon after the government’s decision to demonetise high-value currency notes last November. At the time, jewellers had sold gold and jewellery at a huge premium for banned currency notes.Last Friday, the government had banned gold coins and articles coming from South Korea at zero duty under the Free Trade Agreement. Before that, it had banned the export of jewellery above 22 carats.Gold imports from South Korea has jumped to $338.6 million between July 1 and August 3 this year. Imports in 2016-17 stood at $70.46 million. “Imports from South Korea of articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal; articles of goldsmith and silversmith wares and parts thereof and coins are restricted,” the DGFT had said in its August 25 notification.last_img read more

Extinct Mammal Used its Sweet Spot to Club Rivals

first_img Glyptodonts lived in the late Eocene to the early Holocene, spreading northwards from South America, and becoming extinct some 8-11,000 years ago. They were heavily armored giants resembling armadillos, and they were equipped with a lethal tail with a spiked club at the end.The new research, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, studied several species of glyptodonts. Leader of the team, Dr R. Ernesto Blanco, said the research was inspired by earlier studies of sports equipment such as golf clubs and baseball bats, which calculated the position of the center of percussion (CP) or sweet spot on the sports tool. As any baseball hitter will tell you, you get the best results if you hit the ball at the bat’s sweet spot since this delivers maximum power, but produces the least amount of force in the athlete’s wrist and arm, reducing the chance of injury.Blanco and his colleagues Washington W. Jones, and Andres Rinderknecht, decided to use the same methods as the sports studies to determine the location of the sweet spot on the tails of the glyptodonts. They studied fossilized remains of glyptodonts in the collections of three South American museums, and found that in many species of glyptodonts, such as Doedicurus clavicaudatus, the ball of bony plates at the end of the tail was located at the center of percussion. The plates were fused, turning the tail into a rigid weapon that concentrated the force onto the sweet spot in the tail’s club, which is believed to have been covered in large horny spikes. The scientists likened the flexible part of the glyptodont’s tail to a tennis player’s arm, and the rigid club at the end of the tail to the tennis racket, with the sweet spot under the largest spikes.Having the sweet spot in the position of the largest spikes meant the glyptodont tail clubs must have been extremely effective weapons capable of inflicting damaging blows, but with minimal risk of injuring the vertebrae in the tail. Despite their huge size glyptodonts were pretty nimble creatures able to turn 180 degrees while standing on their hind legs and swinging their tails laterally at speeds of up to 49 feet per second.The scientists believe the glyptodonts used their tails primarily against other glyptodonts in ritualized combats over territory and sexual mates. Possessing a spiked tail club was also undoubtedly useful for fighting off predators, such as South America’s 650 pound terror birds, saber-toothed cats, and other giants, but the scientists’ results suggest the tails were better suited to more stationary situations than fighting off fast predators.More information: The sweet spot of a biological hammer: the centre of percussion of glyptodont (Mammalia: Xenarthra) tail clubs; Proc. R. Soc. B published online before print August 26, 2009, doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.1144© 2009 PhysOrg.com Primitive early relative of armadillos helps rewrite evolutionary family tree 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. Explore further Citation: Extinct Mammal Used its ‘Sweet Spot’ to Club Rivals (2009, August 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-08-extinct-mammal-sweet-club-rivals.html Artistic reconstruction of Doedicurus clavicaudatus, with a human for scale. The distal rigid caudal sheath and the mobile free rings are shown. Adapted from Ubilla et al. (2008) (fig. 13.3, with permission of Perea, D. ed. 2008). (PhysOrg.com) — Scientists in Uruguay studying extinct mammals called glyptodonts have discovered they used a “sweet spot” in their tails, just like baseball players use the center of percussion (CP), or sweet spot, in their bats to hit the ball with maximum power and minimum chance of injury. last_img read more