Child-porn docs still work in medicine

first_imgSunday Star Times 2 Dec 2012An Auckland GP convicted of possessing images of child abuse is among the criminal medical professionals allowed to keep working.Nineteen medical professionals with criminal convictions have appeared before the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal in the past three years, with eight struck off. Offences included grooming children for sex, assaulting a police officer, fraud and drug dealing.A child advocate says the decision to allow two doctors to keep working despite being caught with images of child abuse raises serious questions about the tribunal. “They should have been struck off,” Stop Demand founder Denise Ritchie said. “These men have a sexual interest in children.”Parents would be horrified to learn their family doctor had masturbated to images of young girls, she said.The Auckland GP was granted permanent name suppression after being sentenced to four months’ home detention and being suspended from work for nine months. He now works at an Auckland clinic and listed his expertise as child health and obstetrics.He was caught with 290,000 images of pornography featuring young girls, and is now on medication to reduce his pornography addiction. Conditions around continuing to practise include counselling and mentoring. However, a psychiatric report raised concerns that his criminal urges might return if he stopped taking his medication.“There does remain an inevitable question mark over whether Dr Y will escape from this addiction,” the tribunal noted.The doctor and clinic refused to comment.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/8024860/Child-porn-docs-still-work-in-medicinelast_img read more

LeoVegas agrees €15m Authentic Gaming offload to Genting

first_imgShare LeoVegas demands Spelinspektionen clarifies rules on deposit limits July 13, 2020 LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Swedish CEOs challenge ‘unrealistic demands’ against threat of igaming becoming obsolete June 8, 2020 Issuing a market filing this morning, the governance of Stockholm-listed LeoVegas AB has agreed to sell its live gaming vertical Authentic Gaming to Genting Group for €15 million (£13m).Updating investors, LeoVegas details that the transaction is undertaken on a ‘debt-free basis’ and represents a return of more than 100% on its investment in the live gaming enterprise.LeoVegas’ investment in Authentic Gaming was undertaken by ‘LeoVentures’, the Stockholm enterprise’s investment unit specialising in strategic funding of new igaming verticals, designed to accelerate LeoVegas’ corporate value.Gustaf Hagman, Group CEO of LeoVegas, said: “This is a milestone for LeoVegas. The time is now right to sell the enterprise to the industry giant Genting, which is the perfect buyer to take Authentic Gaming to the next level. The deal shows our innovative strength in the Group and our ability to develop and build sustainable companies. We have thereby created shareholder value with more than a 100% return on our investment in Authentic Gaming.”Taking over Authentic Gaming assets, Genting underlines the importance of the live gaming vertical as the company continues to its digital strategy overhaul.Jeremy Taylor, Managing Director of Genting Online, commented: “Our global presence in land-based casino gives us a platform to grow online at a fast pace. Our vision is to offer our customers an amazing gaming experience from all of our casinos around the world, 24 hours a day through any device. With Authentic Gaming’s advanced technology and innovative product, we are convinced that together we have a good position to realise that vision.”last_img read more

Exploring the Malleability of Evolutionary Explanation

first_imgMetal bars can be rated on how much they are malleable (able to be hammered) or ductile (able to be stretched) without breaking.  Is evolutionary theory just a very malleable and ductile idea, able to adapt to changing observations, or should it be described as a strong theory, powerful in its explanatory breadth?  Maybe some recent examples can illuminate the issue. MSNBC News announced this nonchalantly with a pretty picture of a swamp sparrow singing away.  Yes, it all began long ago: “The pattern started to evolve when lungfishes started to gulp and swallow air,” an evolutionary biologist “explained”.  “Heads up, ‘American Idol’,” reporter Jennifer Viegas chirped.  “Findings may lead to better human singing.”  Thank your inner fish. Hardwired metaphysics:  Why do some people tend to see religion and science at conflict?  Obviously, we must have evolved that tendency.  Robin Lloyd for MSNBC News explained that we can only handle one deep thought at a time.  She spoke more about the Galileo affair and the “ongoing effort of U.S. creationists to inject doubt about evolution into science classrooms in public schools,” but the tenor of the article is that humans are hardwired to act that way.  “Experiments headed up by psychologist Jesse Preston of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her colleague Nicholas Epley of the University of Chicago provide some data to support the argument that the conflict is inherent, or hard-wired,” she said.  “They found that subjects apparently cannot easily give positive evaluations to both God and science as explanations for big questions, such as the origin of life and the universe, at the same time.”  Apparently the hard wiring can be short-circuited by conscious choice.  Presumably science is a shunt around the hardwiring.  She did not say whether conscious choice evolved, or why scientists should combat a group of people (like creationists) who only do what they are hardwired to do.  If they are products of evolution, could they not be considered more fit? Scorpius:  The “book lungs” of scorpions (so called because they look superficially like the leaves of a book) have been imaged by scientists at high detail at the American Museum of Natural History.  Science Daily shows a photo and claims it “gives insight into the evolutionary relationships among scorpions.”  How does it do that?  Apparently this is the first time since 1926 that someone examined book lungs for clues to where scorpions fit on Darwin’s tree of life.  “Scorpions were traditionally placed at the base of the phylogenetic tree, as a sister group to all other arachnids, but molecular data has complicated this picture by suggesting that scorpions move higher on the tree, closer to sun spiders and daddy long legs,” the article said.  “Consequently, the question of whether the book lung evolved once, at the base of the arachnid phylogenetic tree, or more than once, as arachnids adapted to life out of water, is unresolved.”  Did the new pictures of 200 specimens help, then?  For one thing, they found a “tremendous diversity” of structures.  They did claim a match to progressive tree-like variation: “The finding suggests that a significant change in the structure of the respiratory apparatus must have occurred early in the evolution of modern scorpions.”  The book lungs, however, all have the same basic parts, just in varied forms of sculpting of the lamellae.  The differences seem as trivial as those between human hairstyles. Extended construction:  An old idea by Richard Dawkins didn’t fare so well for awhile, but is now enjoying a resurgence.  Science Daily said the Extended Phenotype model which Dawkins developed in 1982 is gaining acceptance among the European Science Foundation.  The attendees at a recent ESF workshop worked out a compromise with proponents of niche construction, often considered a rival hypothesis.  “However there was lively debate between Dawkins and proponents of niche construction over the role of evolution within closely coupled ecosystems,” the article said, leading into an unfinished discussion of how the rival ideas interact and what questions remain. Pair o’ sites:  Which genes are involved in the evolution of parasitism?  Science Daily reported on discussions of competing signal pathways that, though “evolutionarily conserved” (i.e., unevolved, “unchanged during the course of evolution”), might have played roles in the development of parasitism.  The word “conserved” appears four times in the short article.  First line said: “Today, 150 years after Darwin’s epochal ‘On the Origin of Species,’ many questions about the molecular basis of evolution are still waiting for answers.” Swimmin’ lizards:  New Zealand paleontologists have a conundrum on their hands.  Remnants of a group of lizards that went extinct in the Age of Dinosaurs abide as “living fossils” in New Zealand (03/10/2006).  Problem: the islands were supposed to be almost submerged in between the time of the dinosaurs and now.  Science Daily has a humorous picture of a lone tuatara trying to survive on a tiny rock out in the ocean.  Unless these relatively delicate reptiles (03/31/2002) swam from South America after New Zealand rose above the waves, some of its land mass must have remained above the surface.  Even so, they would have had to survive major climate upheavals.  An entry last year 03/24/2008 claimed that tuatara genes seem to be running in place. Twists and turns:  A triumphant-sounding article on EurekAlert claims that the evolutionary process has been explored in greater detail than ever before – in yeast.  Describing how “Mother Nature sorts things out,” a team at Texas A&M claimed they could watch beneficial mutations take hold in succeeding generations, just like Darwin said.  “We’re gaining a comprehensive understanding of the way a microorganism adapts to its environment as it fights to survive,” Katy Kao announced in good Malthusian form.  “We’re demonstrating that the evolutionary journey has many more ‘twists and turns’ than we once thought.”  She did not elaborate on how the twisty path might make it difficult to discern an evolutionary track millions of years later.  After all, she was watching just a few generations of yeast in the present – and at the end of the experiment, they were still yeast. Darwin in space:  Space.com has a lively discussion on whether human spaceflight is driving evolution, or evolution is driving human spaceflight.  “It’s about culture and the human desire to evolve and expand,” said one German spokesperson, apparently oblivious to the usual Darwinian principle that organisms do not normally exercise free will in the matter.  Darwinist professor Will Provine, for instance, has long preached dogmatically that there is no free will in a Darwinist world.  Evolution must have programmed him to say that.  The Space.com statement implies progress – a no-no in evolutionary theory, according to Michael Ruse and other leading Darwinists. It’s hard to be purposeless:  Two Japanese scientists reported their findings about RNA interference in Nature1  Although their work concerned “mechanisms” that involve “fine-tuning and networking of complex suites of gene activity, thereby specifying cellular physiology and development,” they took advantage of opportunities to speculate about how these complex systems came to be.  Teleological language is supposed to be verboten in Darwinian explanations, but it’s hard to avoid: “the core PIWI and piRNA machinery might have evolved to produce small RNAs and silence targets by different strategies,” they said.  They also speculated on how silencing RNAs might have originated in plants.  Phrases might evolve and could be evolutionary intermediates seasoned their speculation.  In one sentence, “It is possible that such an adaptive switch could also occur,” the word occur substituted for an unspecified lucky outcome of mindless chance.  They also stated flatly that “Argonaute proteins have diversified over evolutionary timescales, evolving a range of functions.”  As an encore, they claimed, “Such changes might have contributed to many processes, including human evolution” – even though they were the only humans in the room. Freak show:  A new book is out, Freaks of Nature: What Anomalies Tell Us About Development and Evolution by Mark Blumberg (Oxford, 2009).  Jerry Coyne was quick to jump on it and assure readers of Nature that orthodox Darwinism is safe.2    Blumberg, an advocate of evo-devo, argues that genetics only plays a minor role in evolution.  Coyne enjoyed some things about the book, but stood religiously with the old guard: “In his anxiety to boost the status of evo-devo in the pantheon of evolutionary subdisciplines, Blumberg has short-changed orthodoxy,” he said.  “Not only does the traditional view of evolution explain far more than he allows, but Blumberg shapes his own vision of development to inflate its challenge to neo-Darwinism.” Braining the mind:  Which came first, the brain or language?  If language, it would be too shifty a platform for natural selection to work on, argued three psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists in PNAS.3  Darwin to the rescue: “The genetic basis of human language acquisition and processing did not coevolve with language, but primarily predates the emergence of language.  As suggested by Darwin, the fit between language and its underlying mechanisms arose because language has evolved to fit the human brain, rather than the reverse.”  Note: they did not claim this was the origin of the proverb, “use it or lose it.” Gunning the governor:  How can you overcome the anti-evolutionary force of “stabilizing selection,” a force that tries to keep genomes stable?  Harvard evolutionary biologists Bedford and Hartl tackled that conundrum in PNAS.  “It is generally assumed that stabilizing selection promoting a phenotypic optimum acts to shape variation in quantitative traits across individuals and species,” they began.  “Although gene expression represents an intensively studied molecular phenotype, the extent to which stabilizing selection limits divergence in gene expression remains contentious.”  To provide relief from contention, they invented a “theoretical framework for the study of stabilizing and directional selection using data from between-species divergence of continuous traits.”  They used Brownian motion as an analogue – that continuous random jiggling of particles visible under a microscope.  Their model first showed that “gene-expression divergence is substantially curtailed by stabilizing selection.”  That could be bad for Darwin.  So they tweaked some parameters and got better results: These findings highlight the power of natural selection to shape phenotype, even when the fitness effects of mutations are in the nearly neutral range.” Darwinian altruism?  No problemo:  Human altruism has been one of the most challenging phenomena to explain by evolution.  Why would natural selection favor a soldier jumping on a grenade to save his friends, or an elderly woman giving money for the relief of poor Africans she will never see?  It seems these and a thousand other actions could not possibly help spread the genes of the altruists.  Not a problem, claim Fletcher and Doebeli, writing “A simple and general explanation for the evolution of altruism” for the Royal Society.4  Kin selection is no longer a requirement, they claimed.  In their model, “even suicidal aid can theoretically evolve without help ever being exchanged among genetically similar individuals.”  Wow; how is that?  Deploying some mathematics and game theory, they rigged a “theoretical framework” and then proposed a thought experiment using bacteria (not humans) whose genes produce some “common good” (presumably, preservation of the group).  They assumed this common good could be produced by gene regulation pathways.  If the altruism gene gets assorted among members of the group, individuals possessing it can be preserved even if some commit suicide.  The whole problem reduces, therefore, to how genes that favor altruism get sorted in a population.  Their model, and others, depend on certain assumptions: that genes determine altruistic behavior, and that they know what fitness is.  It’s all theoretical: “Put bluntly,” they said in conclusion, “based on the concept of assortment, we would be able to fully understand the evolution of cooperation in a world in which the concepts of kin and group selection are absent.”  They did not explain how concepts evolve, but they must have cooperated on the paper – maybe taking their cues from bacteriaq.  They also did not test their ideas with experiments – e.g., throwing themselves on the railroad tracks to protect a fallen comrade, or giving money to help North Korean refugees.  Undoubtedly it would be difficult to link such actions to the particular genes when some humans do it and others don’t. As a footnote, Darwin is even being invoked by astronomers.  Martin Rees wrote in Nature last week,5 Darwin closes On the Origin of Species with these famous words: ‘whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning, forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.’  This ‘simple’ beginning–the young Earth, orbiting a rather ordinary star–is itself very complicated, geologically and chemically.  Astronomers aim to probe further back and set our entire solar system in a broader expanse of space and time. Whether we are really approaching an understanding, or just fooling ourselves by limiting our explanatory resources to natural causes, is a lively debate among philosophers and theologians – but not scientists, who presume by default that they do understand.  They are scientists, aren’t they?center_img 1.  Siomi and Siomi, “Insight: On the road to reading the RNA-interference code,” Nature 457, 396-404 (22 January 2009) | doi:10.1038/nature07754. 2.  Jerry Coyne, “Evolution’s Challenge to Genetics,” Nature 457, 382-383 (22 January 2009) | doi:10.1038/457382a. 3.  Chater, Riali and Christiansen, “Restrictions on biological adaptation in language evolution,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, published online before print January 21, 2009, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0807191106. 4.  Fletcher and Doebeli, “A simple and general explanation for the evolution of altruism,” Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Volume 276, Number 1654 / 07 January 2009, pp 0962-8452, 10.1098/rspb.2008.0829. Sometimes the Darwinian silliness comes in so fast we have no choice but to provide snippets of it.  Darwinians really, really need to take some classes in philosophy of science.  Maybe they would understand the deeper issues and controversies about scientific explanation.  If you think scientific explanation must relate to truth about the world, it is highly doubtful that is even attainable through science.  Van Fraasen does not even believe that explanation is even a part of science – this after decades of debates between empiricists and theoreticians over what constitutes an explanation.  Consider the strong possibility that the “scientific explanations” in these articles have no more validity than a bedtime story dressed up in highfalutin jargon.  Scientific realists, who believe their explanations provide valid knowledge about reality, have a very difficult task defending that position in this post-Kuhn intellectual climate.  Without the connection, though, they have no claim to epistemic privilege.     Somehow, the art of storytelling has become honored practice in our scientific institutions.  Look at these waffly, wobbly, insipid excuses for scientific explanations.  The one about altruism is as evil as it is stupid.  Can you imagine the reaction of fellow soldiers in Iraq to the sacrifice of their friend Ross McGinnis (see L.A. Times), if they were told that Ross did what he did only because he got the altruism gene in his genome by chance, just like it had “emerged” in some bacterium by chance in a senseless, godless, material world?  Yet that is exactly what these armchair storytellers said.  If it makes the Darwinists comfortable to invent such fantasies, and then pat themselves on the back that they somehow “understand the world” better thanks to “Darwinian thinking,” you have found no better candidates for the label CLUELESS.  It never enters their thought processes that their explanation cannot possibly be right.  Why?  Because it undermines their own credibility.  Reason disappears.  They were hardwired to publish that paper because they inherited the CLUELESS gene.  It forced them to become Darwinian storytellers.  They could not discern this because CLUELESS produces a mental illness (the Yoda Complex).     We’ve given you a Baker’s dozen of examples to illustrate that evolution is as malleable and ductile as Gumby.  It can fit any possible combination of observations or theoretical conflicts.  Darwinists like to call this explanatory power.  We call it busy work for storytellers.  Storytelling is highly prized in Darwinian circles – within limits.  As long as you never stray outside the boundaries of purposeless, undirected causes, you will have a blossoming sinecure career as A Scientist.  Weep for Francis.  He brought home the Bacon only to have it rot while his heirs gorged on junk food in front of the boob tube.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

How to Make Yourself Absolutely Miserable

first_imgIf you watch human behavior, you can follow the patterns. People’s beliefs betray them. You can hear it in the words they use, and you can see it in their actions.Here is how we make ourselves sick. The following is the recipe for being miserable.Assume Everyone Has Bad Intentions: This one is number one with a bullet. If you want to make yourself miserable, believe that everyone has bad intentions and that they are doing whatever they are doing to hurt you personally. You don’t need anything more than this belief to ruin your mindset. The truth is that a majority of the time no one is actually trying to harm you. It’s more likely that they are dealing with their fears or not thinking about you at all. A more powerful and empowering mindset is one where you assume good intentions.Assume Everything That Can Go Wrong Will Go Wrong: This is the belief of the pessimist who tries to hide their thinly veiled negativity behind the statement, “I am a realist.” (Yeah, real pessimistic.) It is disempowering to believe that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. There isn’t a great reason to try if you believe you will fail. Sometimes the fear of being hurt is so strong, that this belief creeps up as a defense mechanism. Focusing on negative outcomes makes you miserable. It’s healthier to ask yourself, “What might go right?” You are resourceful enough to handle any problem that comes your way right now.Assume Everyone Sees the World the Same as You: No one has had the same life you’ve had. No one has had the same set of experiences. You are unique. So why on Earth would you believe that everyone sees the world the way you do? One perfect way to make yourself miserable is not to recognize that the two lenses on your face (and all of your other senses) give you a unique view. Everyone else has lenses of their own. You will make yourself miserable believing everyone you encounter sees the world the same way you do. A healthier default belief is one in which you believe no one sees the world exactly like you do. From there, you can work to appreciate the differences.Assume Everyone Should Behave Like You in a Given Situation: Here’s part two of its predecessor: believing everyone should act the same way you do in any given situation. Want to be super miserable? Look for ways that you believe people are doing things wrong and doing things differently from you. For a heightened sensation of misery, judge those people for the way they are doing things and believe they are stupid. When you get burned out on being miserable, decide to try to understand why people are doing what they are doing. And then recognize that most of the time you don’t have to do anything about it.Allow Your Inner Critic to Dominate Your Self-Talk: No one can help to make you miserable and keep you that way more effectively than your inner critic. It’s that little voice inside of you that walks you through all of the assumptions listed above. It’s there to remind you that people are out to hurt you, that things will go wrong, and that people are behaving badly. Your inner critic never runs out of energy or words. If you want to escape being miserable and having a poor mindset, you have to rid yourself of this voice. You have to replace it with a more powerful, more positive voice. What you say to yourself repeatedly becomes your beliefs. Choose your words carefully.Reversing all of these patterns can move you from making yourself miserable to making yourself empowered and happy.last_img read more

Renault Scala set to enter competitive segment

first_imgAutomobile major Renault recently launched sedan ‘Scala’ in both petrol and diesel variants. Renault’s latest model on Wednesday also hit the Bhubaneswar market as part of its nation-wide launch. Studded with attractive features, Renault Scala was the fifth model to be launched by the company in the last 18 months. The company has already launched small car Pulse, premium sedan Fluence and sports utility vehicles Koleos and Duster.According to reports, Scala is powered by 1.5 litre petrol and diesel engines and has 5-speed manual transmission. It has 80-85 percent local content in parts. Renault ‘Scala ‘ is priced between Rs 6.99 lakh and Rs 9.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). “Scala will consolidate what Renault has brought to India. It will enter a very competitive segment. With the launch of this car, we are completing the first cycle of introducing five products in India,” said Renault India Managing Director Marc Nassif, while interacting with mediapersons. Nassif said, “We expect this year to sell 30,000-35,000 units. In 2013, we will try to sell one lakh units,” adding the company will start export of Duster to the UK by the end of this year.”We have many many things. We will definitely look at the segment below Pulse in future,” he said when asked about new products at the lower end.Renault India will, however, not launch any new car next year, but only refreshes and variants of the existing models will be introduced, he added.The company is currently selling 600-1,000 units of Pulse every month.Renault Scala, a premium A3 segment sedan, is stated to be a logical progression for Renault India to further strengthen Renault product portfolio in the Indian car market. The car has been placed to compete with the likes of Nissan Sunny.The diesel variant will reportedly use the reliable and fuel efficient 1.5 K9K dCi diesel engine delivering a powerful performance of [email protected] as maximum power with a peak torque of [email protected] rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with a fuel efficiency of 21.64kmpl.While, the petrol variant uses the 1.5 XH2 engine with a displacement of 1.5 litre. It produces a maximum power of [email protected] with a peak torque [email protected] The petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with a fuel efficiency of 16.95kmpl, the report added.With Agency inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

2007 WORLD CUP OPEN TEAMS ANNOUNCED

first_imgThis week, the National Talent Identification Panel announced the men’s, women’s and mixed open teams that will represent Australia at the 2007 Touch Football World Cup. The World Cup tour is being held in Stellenbosch in South Africa from January 17 through to the January 21, 2007.  Teams will head to Sydney from September 22 to 24 for their first team camp.  Further training camps will be held in September, November and December, followed by a pre-tournament camp where all open team players will assemble in Perth on January 12, 2007.  Teams will then fly to South Africa on January 13 for preparation for the intense competition they will face as they take on teams from around the world.Congratulations to all players on their selection in the World Cup.  Team lists are as follows: Men’s TeamMatt Curran ACTDrumayne Dayberg-Muir QLDAsh Farrow QLDChris Farrow QLDPhillip Gyemore QLDNathan Jones QLDScott Mitchell NSWBen Robinson QLDDaniel Rushworth NSWGavin Shuker QLDGarry Sonda NSWJason Stanton NSWPeter Stoddart QLDJamie Stowe NSWJoel Willoughby NSWAnthony Ziade NSWWomen’s TeamBo De La Cruz NTKylie Hilder QLDRachel Holden NSWAmanda Judd NSWKristy Judd NSWStacey Lapham NSWDom Maher NSWShelley Matcham WATeena McIlveen QLDMelissa Pitfield NSWPeta Rogerson QLDSharyn Williams QLDClaire Winchester NSWLouise Winchester NSWRoxanne Winder QLDKelly Woods NSWMixed TeamAndrew Baggio NSWKarina Castle NSWTony Eltakchi NSWAmy Fong QLDBelinda Grech NSWBrad Holden NSWBen McCullen QLDBen Roberts QLDSteve Roberts NSWHayley Rogerson QLDStephanie Sorrensen NSWMary Steele QLDSelene Thornton NSWMatt Tope NSWJarod Tump QLDlast_img read more

10 months agoPremier League trio up for African Player of the Year

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Premier League trio up for African Player of the Yearby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe Premier League is again dominating the African Player of the Year awards.The Daily Mail reports Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, along with Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, have again made the shortlist for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award.It is the second year running the trio have battled it out for the prestigious prize, to be named Africa’s finest player.Egypt striker Salah claimed the honour last year and will be favourite again, hoping to become the fourth player to win back-to-back titles after Senegal forward El Hadji Diouf, Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure.The award is voted for by the national team coaches and captains of CAF’s 56 member associations and the winner for 2018 will be announced in Dakar on January 8. last_img read more

Mike Leach: Coaches Should Stop Worrying About Jim Harbaugh, SEC Should “Quit Being Babies”

first_imgMike Leach looks on as the rains come down.SEATTLE, WA – NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Mike Leach of the Washington State Cougars looks on against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)The Pac-12 was one of the many conferences that voted against satellite camps, which the NCAA banned last Friday. Not every coach is in agreement with the league. While some in his league, like Stanford’s David Shaw, don’t care about the ban, it makes sense that Washington State’s Mike Leach would be an advocate for them. The Palouse is probably not the easiest place to get recruits to visit. Leach hopped on with SiriusXM College Sports Nation today, and the hot topic of satellite camps came up. Leach rarely holds back on big subjects like this, and he certainly didn’t disappoint here.“A bunch of people need to worry about what they’re doing and not what Jim Harbaiugh’s doing.” — Mike Leach on @SiriusXMCollege— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) April 11, 2016Leach also said the majority of Pac-12 schools were for satellite camps. Isn’t sure how the league wound up voting to ban.— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) April 11, 2016Leach: “They don’t need satellite camps (in SEC). … But for those in the SEC who don’t like satellite camps, quit being such babies.”— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) April 11, 2016Wasn’t happy about that, either. Bet B1G only Power 5 that would be unanimous pro. Varying opinions within leagues. https://t.co/AUy6gCDlYt— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) April 11, 2016Most coaches wouldn’t go so far as to call the SEC “babies.” Mike Leach is not one of those coaches.last_img read more