NPR:In my post last week, I wrote that “weak evidence is still better than no evidence.” The statement prompted some thoughtful comments from readers:I find that weak evidence is often worse than no evidence. (Chris Harlan) Is weak evidence a positive or a negative? Does weak evidence accomplish anything? My glass is half full on this point. (Bobbi Wilson)Weak evidence often does something, but what that something is may be quite destructive, from the invasion of nations to needless surgeries. A lot of damage can be done by a few misplaced assumptions based on something that appears to be there, but isn’t. (Chris Harlan)The kind of situation I had in mind was one in which the evidence points to one answer over another, just not very strongly.For example, suppose you have two identical bags full of candy. You’ve filled one bag with 45 caramels and 55 red candies. You’ve filled the other with 55 caramels and 45 green candies. But you’ve forgotten which bag is which, so you decide to sample a candy at random from one of the bags to attempt to figure it out.Read the whole story: More of our Members in the Media >
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Top Japanese Nordic combined skier Daito Takahashi was absent from the championship along with other national team members competing on the World Cup circuit. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 NAYORO, Hokkaido – Yoichi Nagai overtook 14 skiers with a strong cross country run to win the Nordic combined national championship on Sunday. Nagai, who was 15th after the ski jumping portion Saturday, posted the fastest time in the 15-kilometer cross country race in Nayoro, Hokkaido, to defeat Yuta Okitsu by 7.6 seconds. Kohei Takao came third 11.2 seconds behind the winner.
Top-seed Cotter Wilson, a junior member of the Ole Miss team, and No. 5 Dakotah Bobo, ranked No. 31 in the USTA Southern Section Boys’ 16 singles, face off at 2 o’clock. Admission is free for spectators. The father-son doubles finals at noon features two teams from Bossier City. Charles and Braden Thibodeaux play Todd and Richard Eppler. In Saturday’s semifinals, Killen and Pou defeated Bobo and Yerger 6-4, 6-4, and Rux and Street topped No. 1 seed Kirk Fisher and Arturo Rodriguez 6-3, 6-7, 1-0. In the other, Bobo upset No. 2 seed and defending champion Anthony McMaster. Bobo won the first set 6-4 and McMaster rallied to win the second 6-4. Bobo then won the deciding tiebreaker. Wilson defeated No. 7 Stafford Yerger, a junior at Loyola College Prep, 6-4, 6-2 in one semifinal match Saturday afternoon. In the NTRP combined men’s 6.0 doubles finals, Bossier City’s Tad Peters and Shreveport’s John Myers play Minden’s David Waller and Shreveport’s Gail Lowry at 2. Wilson’s father, Grady, is the general manager and director of tennis at Pierremont Oaks/East Ridge. Bobo’s father, Buck, is the head pro. Bossier Tennis Center pro Todd Killen and John Gray Pou face Jordan Rux and Will Street in the men’s open doubles finals at 4. Sunday afternoon’s men’s open singles finals in The City tournament at the Bossier Tennis Center features a player at an SEC school against one of the top junior players in the South. The title match has a significant connection to Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club and East Ridge Country Club. Bossier City’s Jay Boyd and Benton’s Michael Pearson clinched the NTRP combined men’s 7.0 doubles round robin title with a victory Saturday. Boyd and Pearson went 4-0 in the event. In the NTRP combined men’s 8.0 doubles final, Benton’s Todd Johns and Shreveport’s Kevin Chhang play Shreveport’s Jeff Guerin and Chris Miller at 2. In the NTRP combined mixed 7.0 doubles finals, Shreveport’s Joe Bienvenue and Natchitoches’ Rhonda Roge play Shreveport’s Thomas O’Brien and Pam O’Brien at noon.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo
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by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Sometimes people get into crisis situations beyond their control, and they don’t know where to turn for help, or may not realize they are being abused emotionally.In October, a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resources Center opened at 204 S. Washington, in hopes of assisting those in need of their services, which are all free and confidential.“We have an advocate on-call 24 hours if someone just needs to talk, and we can also respond to William Newton Hospital in Wichita or Winfield in sexual assault situations, as they offer forensic evidence collection there,” said Kami Dobbs, Cowley & Sumner County Supervisor for the center.The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) reached out to crisis centers in Wichita asking if they wanted to reach out to other communities that may have a need. Since Safe Homes in Winfield closed in last year, not a lot of resources or safe places were offered in the area. Advocates began writing grants and visited the community seeking office space, and met with law enforcement.“We are hoping to get a response from those who need a safe place to talk,” Dobbs said.The center works to create an intolerance for sexual violence, and a healing atmosphere for those affected by it. They also work to eliminate domestic violence within the community by supporting survivors through education and advocacy. Spanish speaking advocates are also available.“We are a charitable organization and offer those in need a shoulder to cry on, and provide resources,” Dobbs said.Free and confidential sexual assault services offered include:– 24-hour crisis line: Information or help available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The local hotline is 620-440-3700.– Medical Advocacy: Advocates offer support to survivors during forensic evidence collection and medical examinations.– Support Counseling: One-on-one crisis counseling is available in the local office.– Court Advocacy: Advocates offer assistance and support during court proceedings and protection orders.– Educational Programming: Designed to educate the public about services, while challenging cultural myths about sexual assault.Free and confidential domestic violence services offered include:– Advocacy Services and Safety Planning: Advocates are available to meet individually with survivors to provide immediate crisis intervention, safety planning, supportive counseling, and access to referral services.– 24-Hour Hotline: Advocates are available to provide immediate crisis intervention and safety planning services.– Court Advocacy: Advocates provide support to survivors as they move through the legal court systems and access protective orders.– Medical Advocacy: Advocates will respond onsite to medical and mental health facilities to provide support and assistance to survivors and assist with accessing domestic violence services.– Education and Outreach: Individual and group support sessions are available for anyone in an abusive relationship. Staff can also provide resources available in the community.– Children’s Programming: They operate out of concern for children who have witnessed violence. This program provides care and recreation for children, while encouraging positive behavior patterns.“We are scheduled to go into the schools after the first of the year to provide information about healthy relationships,” Dobbs said. “We also want to set up support group meetings so that people in crisis situations have a safe outlet to talk, and know that there are others going through the same thing.”Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Z Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down southsideresident · 139 weeks ago This is just a much needed service for women and children in our communities. THANK YOU to the woman and men who have had the foresight, determination and energy to bring this program to Wellington and surrounding area. Report Reply 2 replies · active 138 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Guest · 138 weeks ago And men. Plenty of men get abused, make no mistake about it. Report Reply +5 Vote up Vote down Dave · 138 weeks ago You hardly hear about the abuse men take from women. From the picture, it makes it look like only men are the only one’s that physically abuse their victim. That is wrong, most men just don’t report the domestic abuse account of embarrassment. Women can be just as violent as any man and that’s not including the verbal abuse they can put out. It’s a two way street on this and the males that have been abused should also be published. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Mariah · 139 weeks ago Are they needing volunteers? I did not see a contact number other than one that victims could use. I myself, am a survivor of domestic violence and would love to be able to volunteer and help others out. If you could post a contact number other than one that is for emergent situations, that would be wonderful! Thank you! Report Reply 0 replies · active 139 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Question? · 139 weeks ago SRMC should offer forensic evidence collection instead of sending the patients to Winfield or Wichita for evidence collection Report Reply 2 replies · active 138 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Mariah · 138 weeks ago I believe they used to, and there is a reason why they have to send them elsewhere. Please check in with the director of nursing and she could explain to you why. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Question · 138 weeks ago The nurses have to be certified in SANE/SART Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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