Editorial: Don Blankenship and Matthew 16:26

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享From the Peoria (Ill.) Journal Star:Six years and a day after one of the worst mining disasters in some four decades, a federal judge has sentenced the coal company’s former CEO to a year in prison and fined him $250,000 for conspiring to violate federal safety standards. For the 29 killed at Massey Energy Company’s Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia in 2010, it hardly seems enough.Donald Blankenship’s well-paid attorneys will immediately file an appeal, of course, so we’ll see about the jail time. We’d just say that if there’s a more unsympathetic personification of corporate greed in this country, well, may Blankenship be a warning to him or her.Even though Blankenship was acquitted of far more serious felony charges late last year that could have earned him significantly more prison time, it’s hard to ignore his long record of sacrificing mine safety in pursuit of higher profits — for example, falling short on the ventilation of the coal dust that exploded in this case, despite repeated warnings. It’s worth noting that autopsies of the 29 dead found that 71 percent of them had black lung disease, compared to an industry average of 3.2 percent.We suppose it’s some solace that the 66-year-old Blankenship did get the maximum for his misdemeanor conviction. We suppose it’s a wonder he got convicted at all, given that his wealth and his political connections had more than a few describing him as “untouchable.” Nonetheless, it’s hard to escape the feeling that there are two systems of justice in America, a more forgiving one for the rich and powerful and a harsher one for everybody else.Indeed, at most Blankenship will spend just over 12 days per employee victim in jail. (In fairness, he wasn’t charged with directly causing their deaths.) We can’t peer into his conscience to know how he truly feels about that. It requires a cynicism we can’t quite muster to think he wouldn’t turn back the clock if he could. We can only judge him on what he says. At his sentencing he expressed sorrow but not quite remorse, saying, “I am not guilty of a crime.” He’ll forgive the surviving families of those miners who might now say to him, “The hell you aren’t.”We feel much the same way about the captains of finance who helped bring about the 2008 recession. They may not have acted illegally but arguably obliterated many a professional ethical/personal moral boundary for wealth unimaginable to most. May they at least be sentenced to multiple meetings with Matthew 16:26: “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”Editorial: Matthew 16:26, required reading for CEOs? Editorial: Don Blankenship and Matthew 16:26last_img read more

Oshoala scores twice as Barca beat Montpellier in friendly duel

first_img read also:Oshoala joins Messi in modelling Barca new home kit for 2020-21 season Barcelona will face Montpellier again in another friendly game in France next week Saturday. Oshoala and her Barcelona teammates were crowned league champions after the campaign was ended prematurely due to the coronavirus outbreak. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, scored two goals in Barcelona women’s 3-0 win against Montpellier, in a friendly game in Spain on Sunday. The game was played at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gampar stadium behind closed doors. After a goalless first half, Oshoala broke the deadlock in the 64th minute and made it 2-0 on 86 minutes. And two minutes into added time Barcelona got their goal thanks to Jenni Hermoso.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentStunning Wedding Looks From Around The World8 Most Expensive Mistakes In The History Of Mankind2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TV6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWorld’s Most Delicious Foodslast_img read more

Laudrup lines up new assistant

first_img During his time in Glasgow Wieghorst helped Celtic end Rangers’ run of nine-straight SPL titles, before being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome in 2000 and making a remarkable return to resume his playing career. Wieghorst, who played alongside Laudrup for Denmark, left the Hoops in 2002 to become one of his former team-mate’s first signings at Brondby. The highlights of his managerial career to date have been the consecutive Danish Cup triumphs he oversaw with Nordsjaelland, before taking the reins of the national under-21 side. He was also viewed as a potential successor to Morten Olsen, with the boss of the senior Denmark side set to step down next year, but the chance to return to club football has been too strong a draw. The move to bring in Wieghorst would suggest Laudrup has no intention of leaving the Liberty Stadium, having been linked with Real Madrid and Chelsea. Despite the speculation, the Swans boss does not believe there is any need to rush a decision over extending his contract, which runs out at the end of next season. But with a Capital One Cup final, important Premier League games and next week’s warm-weather training camp in Dubai on the horizon, Laudrup does not believe his contract is a matter that needs to be dealt with immediately. He said: “I think for me the present is more important than the future, we have so many things coming up now and I already have a contract for next season so it is not urgent for me. “We have some very important things to deal with right now. I am talking to the chairman a lot of times every week and we talk about a lot of things.” Swansea are set to appoint former Denmark and Celtic midfielder Morten Wieghorst as Michael Laudrup’s assistant, Press Association Sport understands. The 41-year-old has been in charge of the Denmark Under-21 side, but is to give up the role to move to the Liberty Stadium, and his switch could be confirmed before the weekend. Erik Larsen has been working as Laudrup’s right-hand man so far this season, but it is believed he will be moved into a position with more focus on scouting, while Alan Curtis will remain as a first-team coach. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Won’t make it back: Gould to Dale Steyn on giving Sachin not out in 190s

first_imgLONDON: Sachin Tendulkar’s name will remain etched in history as not only one of the legends of the game, but also as the first batsman to score a double century in ODIs in 2010. But South Africa pacer Dale Steyn believes that he had trapped the batsman plumb in front in the 190s, only for umpire Ian Gould to give it not out citing crowd pressure.”Tendulkar scored the first double hundred in ODI cricket, and it was against us in Gwalior. And I actually remember — I think I got him out lbw when he was about 190-odd. Ian Gould was the umpire, and he gave him not out,” the South Africa pacer said during the Sky Sports Cricket Podcast with England bowler James Anderson. “And I was like, ‘Why, why did you give him not out!? That’s so dead.’ And he was like, ‘Mate, look around – if I gave him out, I won’t make it back to the hotel.'” Gould had another interesting incident involving Tendulkar and that was during the 2011 World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan in Mohali. While he gave Tendulkar LBW, the batsman took DRS and the decision was overturned. Gould said that he would stick to his decision of giving Tendulkar out in the 2011 World Cup semi-final. Gould said that he could not believe it when his decision was overturned after Tendulkar went for a review. “When I gave him out at Mohali, I’m thinking this is out. I will sit here and guarantee you, if I see it again, I’d still give it out, simple as that. He talked to Gambhir and looked like he was going to walk out, and I’m thinking thank God for that, then he spun on his heels and made that T sign and the world stopped,” Gould told BBC 5 Live Sport. “Eventually, (third umpire) Billy Bowden told me ‘It’s missing leg, I need you to change your decision.’ Well, no disrespect to him, but I was watching on a 90-foot screen showing me it was missing leg by an inch so I didn’t really need his analysis. I’ve got a picture here where I’m looking slightly disgruntled or annoyed as I gave them not out,” he added. Gould said that an umpire’s reaction in that situation is similar to that of a player who made a costly mistake. He however managed to get his focus back on the game. “My biggest fear after that was that I didn’t want another ball to hit anybody on the pad, my mind had gone. I had the brilliant Simon Taufel with me who kept me going. At the end of it, it’s just one of those moments,” he said. IANSlast_img read more

Red-hot Big Ben a big task as Jets face Steelers

first_imgBen Roethlisberger (7) and head coach Mike Tomlin chat on the sideline prior to an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Just what Rex Ryan and the struggling New York Jets needed.Mired in an eight-game losing streak and one defeat from setting a dubious franchise record, the Jets now have to deal with touchdown-tossing Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers.“I’ve had a lot of matchups against Big Ben through my days,” Ryan said. “I lost two (AFC) championship games to him. I had some good games against him and all that. I’ve never seen him this hot.“He’s just on fire right now.”That’s for sure. Roethlisberger is coming off becoming the first player in NFL history to throw six touchdown passes in consecutive games. He and Y.A. Tittle are the only players to have two six-TD games in a season.Somehow still not impressed? Well, consider that Roethlisberger has 12 TDs in two games – while the Jets’ quarterbacks have thrown eight all season.“What he is doing right now is Ben-like,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “We get used to seeing it. We appreciate it. We don’t take it for granted.”Pittsburgh (6-3) has won three in a row and looks for its first four-game streak since 2012. The Steelers will be going for it against a team that hasn’t won since Week 1, has had problems in the secondary all season and is going with Michael Vick for the second straight game over Geno Smith.Oh, and with Jets fans disgruntled – one even rented a plane-pulled banner urging the team to fire general manager John Idzik – MetLife Stadium could have plenty of yellow Terrible Towels flying on Sunday.“Anywhere we go, there’s always lots of Steelers fans,” Roethlisberger said. “So, there’s been a couple of games this year that we’ve been on the road that it literally felt like a home game. We hope and anticipate and expect there to be a lot of Steelers fans there, but we also have to expect it to be loud because of Jets fans.”And for the Jets (1-8), they’re just hoping it won’t be boos directed at them.“Hopefully, the fans will come out and support, and if not we understand,” Vick said. “But, I think when they do, it characterizes them as true fans.”Here are some other things to watch when the Steelers take on the Jets:BROWN DELIVERS: Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown leads the NFL with 71 catches and 996 yards receiving while establishing himself as one of the game’s elite playmakers.He needs at least five catches and 80 yards receiving to become the first player in league history to reach those marks in each of the first 10 games of a season. He also needs just 4 yards receiving to reach 1,000 for the second straight season.“He’s right up there at the top of the list,” Roethlisberger said of where Brown ranks on the list of receivers he has played with.BELL RINGING: Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell has become a dangerous dual threat.He’s fourth in the NFL with 711 yards rushing, and leads the AFC – and is second in the league – with 1,144 yards from scrimmage. Bell needs just five catches to top John L. Williams (51 in 1994) for most in team history by a running back.“He finds a way to contribute and help us,” Roethlisberger said, “no matter what.”LIKE MIKE: Vick was solid – not spectacular – in his debut as the Jets’ starting quarterback.He was 21 of 28 for 196 yards and one TD and passer rating of 105.7, and had no turnovers. With Smith recovering from a sore shoulder, Vick’s performance prompted Ryan to tab him as the starter against the Steelers – and possibly longer, especially if he can pull out a few wins.“From this point on, we’ve got to tighten up on the details,” Vick said, “and make sure that when we do have an opportunity to score and we’re in the red zone that we do come away with some type of points, but more so touchdowns than field goals.”CORNERBACK CHALLENGE: Because of injuries, inconsistency and ineffectiveness, the Jets are trying anything they can with their cornerback situation.That means even holding an in-season competition. That’s how Marcus Williams, signed from the practice squad on Oct. 28, ended up starting opposite converted safety Antonio Allen five days later. Ryan hinted that Allen will move back to safety again, which means Williams could be joined by a new partner – stay tuned – in the starting lineup Sunday.CATCHING ON: It didn’t take long for Percy Harvin to become a focal point of the Jets’ offense.Against Kansas City, and in his second game with his new team, Harvin was targeted by Vick 13 times and caught 11 passes for 129 yards. Disappointed that Seattle didn’t use him more down the field, Harvin is getting that opportunity in New York – and could help a passing game ranked last in the league.___AP Sports Writer Will Graves in Pittsburgh contributed.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Immaculata repeats as High School A Girl’s Volleyball Champs — Wildcats finish seventh

first_imgThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats concluded the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships at Selkirk College in Castlegar on a winning note to finish seventh overall in the 16-team field.The Wildcats outlasted Duncan Christian 2-1 (22-25, 25-19, 11-15) in the best-of-three match to capture the match Saturday afternoon in Castlegar.Earlier in the day, Mount Sentinel lost 2-1 (22-25, 25-19, 15-9) to Kelowna Christian, a team the Cats defeated during the round robin draw.“Seventh sometimes is great, but our performance was very inconsistent,” said Mount Sentinel coach Joe Moreira, who once again dodged rumours of retirement.“For example on Thursday, I thought our performance mirrored our preparation — play your role, trust your teammates, compete to score points.“We repeated the same performance on Friday in the quarterfinal against White Rock Christian,” Moreira added. “The loss was disappointing but the effort and energy we displayed was not.”“Saturday was not the finish I had hoped for. In the match against Kelowna Christian we played to avoid losing and of course we lost. In the 7/8th match although we won it was not an inspiring win; we limped to the finish line.”Immaculata of Kelowna defeated Richmond Christian in four games to repeat as provincial champions Saturday evening.Immaculata won the best-of-five final by scores of 25-17, 19-25, 25-23, 25-23. “It’s the second straight title with a few seconds and third in the last five years for (Immaculata),” Moreira explained.“They have had a great run.”“Immaculata has a very special player (MOP – Natalie Livingston),” he added.“In athletic terms she really has the total package; great personal skills and a huge capacity to bring out the best I her teammates.”White Rock Christian Academy defeated Credo Christian of Langley 22-25, 25-19, 11-15 to capture the bronze medal.Mount Sentinel has won the provincial title four times in school history — the last time in 2007 when the school boasted both the provincial volleyball and basketball titles.The last time Mount Sentinel hosted the tournament was in 2012 when the Wildcats edged out White Rock Christian for the bronze medal.The Wildcats finished third last season in Kelowna — the school’s tenth bronze medal.As for those retirement rumours, Moreira, who has been at the helm of the varsity girl’s volleyball team at Mount Sentinel for decades, said he likes his job so why would he want to leave.“I keep on being retired, yet I have no plans to retire,” he said.“I love what I do at Mt Sentinel, including teaching and coaching. My plans currently include going to school on Monday and caring on and returning next season.”Kootenay Champ Fernie Falcons placed sixth overall.See full results at Mount Sentinel School website.last_img read more

This amazing picture of Errigal has people on a high!

first_imgAnnagry man Kevin McBride is no stranger to taking stunning photos.His Facebook page is practically littered with them such is his eye for a great shot.But his latest picture of Errigal has a lot of people talking. The colours are breathtaking. So much so that the photo has been shared more than FOUR THOUSAND times already since it was snapped on Monday last.To see a full version of this photo and many of his other shots then simply click on https://www.facebook.com/kevin.mcbride.399826This amazing picture of Errigal has people on a high! was last modified: March 28th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ErrigalFacebookKevin McBridepicturelast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – October 18, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Some warmer air pushes into Ohio today, and that warmer surge lingers through the weekend. We are making a few changes to our forecast this morning, one in the short haul (tomorrow) and one farther out (the finish of next week). In general, we still look for a more active precipitation pattern and a more variable temperature pattern as we transition through the rest of this month and into November.Sunny and warm today. Tomorrow we see partly sunny skies. Clouds may thicken a little in the afternoon, and we cant rule out a spit or sprinkle overnight, but generally, we see less of a threat of moisture tomorrow night than we had been seeing earlier this week. This will be a welcome development. Keep an eye on the sky, but generally we think most of the state can escape. Sunday looks mostly sunny and we remain warm.Rain totals Monday afternoon through Tuesday middayWe are bringing our next strong cold front faster now. Clouds increase Monday morning and midday, and we can see showers and thunderstorms arriving already in the mid afternoon. Rains continue overnight and will end by mid morning Tuesday at the latest. In fact, we could even be rain free in western Ohio at sunrise, with showers only needing to leave eastern Ohio by midday. However, rain totals look more impressive. We think we could see rain totals of  half to 1.5″ over 100% of Ohio. The totals of an inch or more are heavily dependent on thunderstorms, but with the storm coming sooner, the timing is better for some thunderstorms, at least in western Ohio.Dry behind the front for the balance of Tuesday and then Wednesday and Thursday. It will be cold Tuesday afternoon and night, then temps moderate by Thursday. Sunshine should be the dominant feature for most of daytime hours.Late next week and weekend our next storm system looks much more impressive. We are going to be slow to move our official rain forecast totals once again, just like we were slow to drop rain from the forecast for this period earlier this week when models tried to take it out. The front is there. Its intensity and duration are up for debate. Some models have rain solid for 3 days. We think this will be more of a fast moving front, and the stalled boundary manifests farther south. In any case, continue to look for at least .25″-1″ of rain potential, and we may have to bump totals closer to 2 inches or more next week when we see a weekend’s worth of data. We are keeping fingers crossed for lower totals…as heavy rains at this point will really jack with harvest.The extended 11-16 day period has one minor precipitation event, but otherwise is mostly dry. Unfortunately it gets very cold, so that precipitation event could yield some snow. Monday the 28th will be mostly sunny and mild. Then clouds increase Tuesday the 29th, bringing evening and overnight precipitation. Temps fall fast, and we think we can see some rain showers, but also a few snow showers and flurries, particularly up north. Accumulations are not a concern at this point…but our first flakes of the season could  be flying. The rest of the extended period is sunny, but cold from Wednesday the 30th through Saturday, November 2nd.last_img read more

CloudCamp for Haiti: How the Cloud Can Help Aid Efforts

first_imgalex williams 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#news Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair CloudCamp for Haiti! Organizers are conducting a virtual unconference next week and using it as fundraiser to raise money for the people of Haiti, victims of one of the worst natural disasters in modern history.In an interesting twist, the organizers will use the online event to focus on how the cloud can be used in real-life recovery projects like the aid efforts going on in Haiti. The cost to attend is $25. All donations will go toward relief efforts.The online event is next Wednesday at 11 a.m. EST (1600 GMT), and runs until 2 p.m. with a half-hour wrap up following the sessions.Want to help this good cause and join the conversation about cloud computing and relief efforts? Sponsorships go for as little as $50.CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of cloud computing technologies exchange ideas. Discussions are open. The goal is to advance cloud computing. The event is for beginners and experts alike. End users, IT professionals and vendors are encouraged to attend. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

England clinch innings victory over Australia

first_imgEngland inflicted an unprecedented third innings victory upon Australia on Friday, providing a fitting finish for Andrew Strauss and his team after thoroughly dominating the Ashes series.AP photo: England players James Anderson (right) and Graeme Swann celebrate their win over Australia on the final day of the fifth and final Ashes cricket test at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia, Friday, January 7, 2011.England completed an innings and 83-runs run victory before lunch on the last day at the Sydney Cricket Ground – taking the last wicket as a trumpeter played The Last Post for a humbled Australian squad – to seal a 3-1 series win.It was England’s first test series win in Australia since 1987 and the first time since 1978-79 that the English have won back-to-back test matches in Australia. Strauss’ squad was also the first ever to inflict three innings defeats on Australia in a single series.Alsatian Cook scored 189 in the first innings here to help England post 644, its highest total ever in Australia, and to become the most prolific English runscorer in an Ashes series since Wally Hammond in 1928-29.Jimmy Anderson took three second-innings wickets, and eight for the match, as Australia was dismissed for 280 and 281, unable to handle the reverse swing and the disciplined line and length of England’s bowling unit.”It feels pretty special if I’m honest,” Strauss said after receiving the old urn. England retained the Ashes by taking a 2-1 lead with an emphatic victory at Melbourne last week but was desperate to go one better and win the series outright.advertisement”Until an Ashes series is finally over you’ve got half an eye on what’s to come, so even in Melbourne we were still very conscious that we wanted to finish on a high and show people that we deserved to win this series.”Now we’ve done that we can … be very proud of what we’ve achieved because not many sides have come out here and won, certainly not many … as emphatically as we did in the end.”It was just a matter of time Friday for the series to be wrapped up, with England only requiring three wickets and Australia having no chance of victory.Steve Smith (54 not out) and Peter Siddle (43) prolonged Australia’s resistance for an hour around a couple of suspensions for rain, but Graeme Swann broke the 86-run, eighth-wicket stand when he had Siddle caught on the boundary by Anderson.Anderson (3-61) then had Ben Hilfenhaus (7) caught behind and Chris Tremlett (3-79) picked off No. 11 Michael Beer (2) to end the test and cue wild celebrations among England players and its ‘Barmy Army’ supporters.In one of the few highlights for Australia, young allrounder Smith raised his second test half century with a stylish late cut to the boundary off Anderson.Critics have called for a complete overhaul of Australian cricket, starting with the administration and the national team.”Pretty disappointing and a hard pill to swallow,” said Mike Hussey, Australia’s leading batsman in the series. “But you’ve got to give credit to England. They deserved the 3-1 scoreline.”The English batsmen and bowling unit dominated at the SCG as they had done in the series. Only two Australian batsmen scored centuries in the series, while three English batsmen produced hundreds in this match alone.Cook scored 766 runs in the series, second only to Hammond’s 905 in 1928-29 in the list of English batsmen in the Ashes and was a deserving winner of the player of the series award.”To win man of the match in the final game of the Ashes is a dream come true,” Cook said. “Our bowlers have been fantastic throughout the whole series. They’ve put some pressure on the Australians the whole series, made our jobs a lot easier.The fifth test defeat was a major setback for Michael Clarke, who was playing his first test as Australia captain after Ricky Ponting was ruled out with a broken finger, and auditioning as the long-term replacement. Plagued by poor shot selection throughout the series, Clarke immediately retired from Twenty20 cricket to concentrate on long forms of the game.”It’s been a tough couple of months. England has outplayed us in all facets,” Clarke said. “We’re disappointed we haven’t put on a good enough show. We need to get back to the drawing board and work our backsides off.”Clarke said the Australian squad had the talent to rebound and said there was no reason for panic.Most commentators disagreed.As veteran analyst Peter Roebuck wrote on the front page of The Sydney Morning Herald, “Despair has descended upon Australian cricket. Embarrassment has become an acquaintance.”advertisement”Humiliation has introduced itself. Calamity has piled upon calamity.”On the back page, the usually conservative broadsheet highlighted: “After 135 years, 730 matches and 417 players Australia have finally fielded Our Worst XI.”Australia great Neil Harvey never masks his opinion about players or administrators. His blunt assessment was that Australia had to “bite the bullet” and overhaul the team. England great Geoffrey Boycott blamed selectors for chopping and changing the team.Officials opened the gates for free entry on an overcast final day, and a crowd exceeding 12,000 – mostly England fans – soaked up the final hours of the series.Strauss summed it up for them: “If you look back at the history of Ashes confrontations, what we’ve achieved here will be remembered pretty fondly.”last_img read more