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THE INDISPENSABLE PLACE AND ROLE OF THE FAMILY IN THE LIFE OF COMMUNITIES AND…

first_imgIn this third article of the series centered on the family and its indispensable place in all human societies, particular attention is given to the role and functions of the husband/father, the head of the family. What does the Bible mean by the man being the head of the family? What are some of the key responsibilities and privileges of such a significant position in the family? How may a head of the family fulfill such an enormous duty and opportunity? Let us examine below. The second article of the series made the following salient points:The basic essential elements of the family life are love, openness, patience, and understanding. Love tops the list because it is the greatest and best of all virtues (1 Corinthians 13). Agape the God-like form of it, is essentially a quality that says no matter what anyone does to me I will never set out to revenge but will always seek the good of others. Love is commitment to the good of the whole family. It is about each member of the family contributing to the greater good of the whole family.Love is manifested in openness to the other. Husband, wife and other family members have to learn to be open about family and individual issues while keeping family matters private. Family openness must go hand in hand with confidentiality which vows to protect the family and its members from intruders. Each member of the family should have no fear to share secrets, fears and aspirations with other members of the family and be confident of support.Closely related to openness is the virtue of patience. The family cannot survive long in a healthy state without its members being patient with one another. Patience is the ability and willingness to wait for the appropriate time to react or respond to situations and people. It means often self-control in the face of provocation or when things do not to go one’s way. It is required for any healthy relationship, especially of a family kind. The other side of patience is forgiveness which is to let of go of grudges against family members. The basis of forgiveness is that we all have faults and must learn to forgive and receive forgiveness from others.And lastly, is the quality of understanding. Understanding comes when one seeks, more than in the literal sense, to see, feel and hear from the other person’s perspective. The vehicle of understanding is effective communication. Communication can be verbal or non verbal (with or without words). Signs and actions can communicate well too. Where the virtues of love, openness, patience and understanding are known and practiced in a family, the family benefit.What then is the role of the head of the family? The Bible is very clear that the husband is the head of the wife and by extension of the family. Let us quote the clearest passage of scripture on the headship of the man: “Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, be subject to your husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the Church, his body, and is himself its Savior. As the Church is subject to Christ, so let wives be subject in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the Church and gave himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:21-24). The key to understanding this passage is found in verses 21 and 24: “Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ… Husbands, love your wives…”Jesus Christ and the rest of the New Testament teach that headship or leadership is more about responsibility than about privilege and power. “Rather’, he explains, “let the greatest among you become the youngest, and the leader as one who serves” (Luke 22:26). So the husband is not to dominate or oppress his wife but to serve, if need be to sacrifice his life for his family. He is to provide the family’s basic need (food, clothing, shelter, health and education), protection, and guidance. He is not only to provide material things for the family but lead in worship and spiritual guidance. His primary role is to lead by example in discipline, honesty, hard work, and setting high standards and values for the family to follow. His relationship with his wife should be one of love. As Paul puts it: “Let the husband love his wife as he loves his own body… for no one ever hates his body but nourishes and cherishes it…likewise the husband should love his wife as he loves his own body” (Ephesians 5:25-30). The father has an awesome responsibility and a wonderful privilege to make his family an asset to God’s Kingdom and the wider society and his reward for fulfilling such a God-given duty is a God-given satisfaction. The next article will say more about the role and functions of the wife/mother of the family.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MoFA concludes successful tournaments

first_imgThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) Sports Committee had a packed weekend, hosting a number of sporting activities under the ‘Inter Ministries’ brand.The first was a dominoes competition; in contention was the Prime Minister’s trophy. A total of nine teams were in action namely: Ministry of Agriculture; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Public Health; Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA); Supreme Court A and B; Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC); Office of the President PSM Division and Ministry of Legal Affairs. After a number of intense games, the GPHC, Supreme Court B and Ministry of Public Health were the last teams standing.With a grand total of 40 games won, the GPHC came out on top to cop the Prime Minister’s trophy. Supreme Court B came close with 39 games to cop second place and the Ink Plus trophy.The following day, an Inter-Ministries Tape Ball Cricket Competition was staged at the D’Urban Park tarmac. With a total of seven teams competing, the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) and the GCAA beat out all their opponents to face off with each other in the final match-up.The GCAA was in to bat first and racked up 65 from their allotted six overs. Although the total seemed a little steep for amateur players, the GFC cruised to victory in just 5.1 overs. As such, the GFC took home the Global Marketing trophy and medals while the GCAA captured the Ink Plus trophy for second place.last_img read more

RESULTS FROM THE ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE 5K

first_imgSome of the great turn-out for tonight’s St Eunans 5K.LETTERKENNY AC’s Danny Mooney was first home in this evening’s St Eunan’s College 5k.Mooney came in just seven seconds ahead of club mate Pauric Breslin.All the results from the annual run are belowSt. Eunan’s College 5k 2016Place Bib Name Sex AG Club Time1. 311 Danny Mooney m SM Letterkenny AC 16:162. 147 Pauric Breslin m SM Letterkenny AC 16:233. 334 Donal Farron m JM The Real McCoy 16:404. 335 Enda Mcbride m JM Letterkenny AC 17:375. 331 Rayan Maguella m JM The Real McCoy 17:456. 165 Paul Rumll m SM Milford Ac 17:597. 148 Brendon Finney m JM Letterkenny AC 18:218. 405 Ben Mcgonagle m SM Rosses 19:019. 367 Anthony Diver m JM 19:0710. 317 Tiernan Boyle m JM 20:0511. 174 John Hughes m M40 Letterkenny AC 20:3512. 171 Eoin Sheehy m M40 Milford AC 20:5713. 360 John Mcmullan m M40 21:07 Th first three home in the St Eunans 5K.14. 413 Stephen Cunningham m SM 21:1415. 332 Austin Lee m JM The Real McCoy 21:3516. 196 Sean Kelly m JM The men 21:3717. 96 Oisin Randleg m JM 21:4818. 412 Shane Houston m JM 22:1419. 338 Damien Mccroary m M40 22:1620. 99 Michael Donaghey m JM 22:1921. 333 Ciaran Hunter m JM The Real McCoy 22:2522. 160 Conor McGinty m JM 22:2623. 152 Adrian Marsh m M40 22:3124. 198 Shane Wallace m JM The Men 22:3125. 357 John Paul McFadden m SM 22:4126. 322 Jach Mc Garrigle m JM 22:46Gordon Randles of Letterkenny Credit Union with winner Danny Mooney and Chris Darby, principal of St Eunans College.27. 161 Evan Duddy m JM 22:4828. 358 Chris Carr m SM 22:5429. 346 Eugene McGinley m M40 Swanlingis 22:5530. 192 Shane Mc Ateer m JM Letterkenny Ac 23:0431. 216 Paul Gillen m M40 23:1832. 356 Cathal Kilcullen m JM 23:1933. 359 Shaun Mcginley m SM 23:2034. 361 Paul McFadden m JM 23:2335. 330 James Carberry m SM 23:3036. 363 Eoin Dowling m JM 23:3837. 314 Kyle Mcgarrigle m JM 23:4238. 348 Ewan Kavanagh m JM 23:4439. 350 Rory Gardiner m JM 23:5940. 190 Dylan Mc Ateer m JM Lagan Harps 24:0041. 175 Paul Doherty m M40 Run for fun Letterkenny 24:0742. 318 Caoimhyhin Boyle m JM Glenswilly 24:1743. 158 Peadar Breslin m JM Letterkenny AC 24:1844. 316 Dara Dunne w SW Letterkenny AC 24:1945. 406 Shaun O’donnell m M40 Swanlingis 24:2146. 178 Darragh Rodgers m JM 24:4247. 172 Sam Faulkner m SM Run for fun Letterkenny 24:5048. 151 Sean Marsh m JM 24:5349. 187 Yuonne O Donnell w SW 25:0150. 89 Gareth Gallagher m SM 25:1351. 146 Thomas Bridgeman m JM 25:1852. 197 Jake Patton m JM The men 25:2953. 319 Kieron Boyle m M40 25:4054. 185 Mary Kelly w SW 25:5855. 145 Conor Duffy m JM 26:0356. 150 Emmet Tourish m JM 26:0957. 159 Seimi Breslin m JM 26:1058. 186 Michael Kelly m M40 26:1359. 325 Terry Mcenift m M40 26:1660. 199 Ben Harkin m JM The Men 26:2761. 343 Shauna Higgins w JW CA dolls 26:2862. 369 Annie McClintack w JW 26:2863. 191 Sharon Mc Ateer w SW 26:3364. 328 Laura Foody w JW 26:3865. 176 Senan Keeve m JM 26:4466. 169 Noel Meekin m SM Sliabh Liagh 26:5367. 339 Meabh Chathail w JW CA Dolls 26:5968. 93 Cathy Heacy w JW LetterkennyGaels 27:2869. 193 Bernie Walsh w W40 Letterkenny AC 27:3870. 189 Eileen Morning w W40 Swanlingis 27:4971. 353 Paul Carr m M40 28:0572. 349 Reuben m JM 28:1373. 97 Vadim Kalinin m JM 28:1474. 347 Robert Kavanagh m M40 28:1575. 179 Mark Bonner m SM 28:3876. 220 Conor Mc Garvey m JM 28:4077. 362 Martin Johnston m M40 28:4978. 329 Pamela McGramagham w W40 28:5079. 195 Dion Patton m JM The Men 29:0680. 91 Mary Bonnar w W40 29:1281. 407 Andrew Grant m JM 29:1582. 341 Paula Mc cusker w JW CA dolls 29:2083. 324 Sean Bradley m M40 Run for fun Letterkenny 29:3084. 323 Terrsa Bradley w W40 Run 4 fun 29:3085. 340 Aisling Ni Wiginn w JW CA dolls 30:0586. 173 Con Duffy m SM 30:2187. 180 Gerard Sharkey m SM 30:5988. 218 John Crawfort m M40 31:1589. 219 Liam Haughey m M40 31:1690. 90 Eoin Watson m JM 31:1691. 153 Levi Lapsley m JM 31:1792. 170 Amanda Toland w SW 31:2593. 342 Kineshia Mc Gettigan w JW CA dolls 32:0794. 163 Caoimhe Doherty w JW 32:5095. 155 Jamie Rodgers m JM 33:3396. 100 Leon Mc Ewen m JM 34:2897. 98 Shay Toner m JM 34:2998. 354 Seamus O’donnell m JM 34:3099. 368 Cathrine Cannon w W40 34:48100. 167 Orla Mc Alaney w JW 35:55101. 149 Reelan Mc Hugh m JM 36:32102. 327 Shania Brown w JW St Mary Convoy 36:36103. 92 Niamh Mc Wrmick w JW LetterkennyGaels 36:36104. 166 Jack Nee m JM 37:37105. 164 Chris Nee m M40 37:38106. 409 Thea Leadley w W40 37:53107. 168 Cecelia McColgan w JW 37:54108. 194 Mary O’Donnell w W40 Swanlingis 38:12109. 402 Tara Ward w JW Letterkenny AC 38:39110. 403 Aoibhinn Ward w JW Letterkenny AC 38:39111. 404 Caitlin Ward w JW Letterkenny AC 38:39112. 401 Brian Ward m M40 Letterkenny AC 38:39113. 94 Sandra Connolly w W40 40:17114. 88 Avril Larkin w W40 40:58115. 87 Josie Gallagher m M40 40:59116. 321 Shaun McGinley m SM 41:44117. 320 Danny Mc Ginley m SM 41:44118. 371 Peadar Mc Daid m SM 41:47119. 344 Conor Byrne m JM 42:25120. 345 Carberry Carberry m JM 42:25121. 183 Maeve Harkin w JW Glenswilly 43:39122. 184 Oisin Sharkey m JM 43:41123. 365 Bridget Lyons w SW 43:59124. 364 S Gill w SW 44:00125. 182 Aoine Sharkey w SW 44:11126. 366 Ann Carr w SW 44:13127. 326 Mairead Browne w W40 St Mary Convoy 44:17128. 315 Elaine Mc Dermot w W40 44:17129. 351 Aoife Ceardier w SW 44:49130. 352 Adrian Gardiner m SM 44:50131. 370 Doreen Good w W40 45:03132. 95 Mark Connolly m JM 45:21133. 410 adam Leadlen m M40 45:46134. 355 Joan Houston w W40 45:47135. 181 Sharon Sharkey w 46:09136. 157 Cathrine Breslin w W40 46:09137. 177 Daniel Kelly m JM 48:24138. 312 Kay Doherty w W40 53:10139. 313 Walhleen Walwer w W40 53:16 RESULTS FROM THE ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE 5K was last modified: May 5th, 2016 by John2Share 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 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‘Can’t stop, won’t stop’ – Some Arsenal fans get excited as wonderkid strikes again

first_img Reiss Nelson celebrates his goal against Bayer Leverkusen. Nelson celebrates with team-mate Joelinton after the Brazilian scored. revealed Most Popular Premier League Stories Nelson is actually tearing up the @Bundesliga_EN. Has to be given a chance next season. #afc— Sam (@samuelJayC) November 3, 2018 gameday cracker 2 Nelson is now the 3rd youngest player ever to score 5 Bundesliga goals.Lukas Podolski (18y, 10m, 14d)Olaf Thon (18y, 10m, 15d)REISS NELSON (18y, 10m, 25d)[@OptaFranz]#B04TSG #AFC pic.twitter.com/VtnSpvkJn5— Cannon Insider (@CannonInsider) November 3, 2018 Hoffenheim won the game with Bayer Leverkusen 4-1 and it was Nelson’s strike, a curler from outside the box on the left wing, which opened the scoring before fellow forward Joelinton hit a brace and Vincenzo Grifo scored a penalty.Nelson’s form can’t be ignored and many Arsenal fans are now salivating at the prospect of his return next season and the possibility of him being joined in the team by club-mate Emile Smith Rowe who is excelling in cup competitions this campaign. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Reiss Nelson future premier league star ⭐️ #afc— Richard Allen (@allen_gunners) November 3, 2018 latest Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT whoops tense predicted Several Gunners fans took to Twitter upon Nelson’s goals and praised him for his form before looking ahead to his eventually comeback.You can see what they said below. Reiss #Nelson on the scoresheet AGAIN and this time with an absolute beauty. Bin this discussion of big investment in a winger – bring him back for next season. #AFC #Arsenal— Andrew Thompson (@AFCBvB1410) November 3, 2018 TOP WORK Another week, another goal for Reiss Nelson… can’t wait to see the kid back at Arsenal next season! #Baller #afc— Adam Keys (@_AdamKeys) November 3, 2018 Can’t stop. Won’t stop.Reiss Nelson has just scored another goal for Hoffenheim. They lead 0-1 away at Bayer Leverkusen. #B04TSG #AFC pic.twitter.com/9ZC5rpxF76— Cannon Insider (@CannonInsider) November 3, 2018 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update SORRY huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Great that Nelson scored again for Hoffenheim. Was accused of over hyping him previously but he is extremely talented. https://t.co/O5lZFaO0hx— Jeorge Bird (@jeorgebird) November 3, 2018 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Reiss Nelson scoring again, can’t wait to see him and emil smith Rowe in the arsenal team next season #AFC— Marc Tyler (@MarcGibbons4) November 3, 2018 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Getty Images Arsenal wonderkid Reiss Nelson has continued his stunning form out on loan by scoring another goal for Hoffenheim.The 18-year-old winger has taken to the Bundesliga with ease and now scored his fifth goal of the season with a brilliant effort from a short corner routine. changes last_img read more

Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song

first_img 1 explained ‘Spain and Italy would have built their teams around Jack Grealish’ – Harry Redknapp Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death LATEST ENGLAND NEWS ANALYSIS How Hudson-Odoi has performed this season – Are Keane’s comments about him fair? England fans’ love for Gareth Southgate grew as the World Cup went on, so much so that the national manager even had his own song.You will have heard it during the march to the semi-final and perhaps seen the man conducting fans as they serenaded him after the World Cup quarter-final victory against Sweden.Supporters have reworked Atomic Kitten’s 2001 hit Whole Again to salute the national boss and it’s a catchy one. How does Euro 2020 draw work? England discover fate live on talkSPORT 2 GETTING READY England fans have their own song for Gareth Southgate England announce Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania LYRICS:“Looking back on when we first met; I cannot escape and I cannot forget; Southgate, you’re the one; you still turn me on; and football’s coming home again” (you may also hear “you can bring it home again”.)It was first heard in England where @Quincey11 on Twitter posted a video, but has since been picked up fans in Russia, as talkSPORT found out. drama center_img Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 have a look Second is best There is a Group of Death at Euro 2020 and here’s how England can avoid it preparation “Southgate you’re the one, you still turn me on…” 🎶😂#ENG fans take over Kaliningrad.#WorldCup | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/zql48vaPrS— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 28, 2018The Three Lions reached the last four of the competition for the first time since 1990 when West Germany eliminated them on penalties. Back then fans had World in Motion, which led to talkSPORT wondering what the best England football song is. TALENT Fans given sneak peek into England’s Euro 2020 kit with images leaked online England announce another friendly to begin preparations for Euro 2020 sad day Mason Greenwood scores as England U21s beaten by late Netherlands wondergoal RIP LEGEND last_img read more

BUNCRANA GROUP SEES RED WITH THEIR FLAG PROTEST

first_imgMembers of the Red Flag Protest group in BuncranaA group of people took the initiative to hold a ‘gathering’ of a different kind.On Sunday afternoon up to twenty individuals met at the Shore Front beach, Buncrana, to share ideas and organize a fresh campaign to voice their frustration primarily at the upcoming property tax, but also at other austerity measures.They are encouraging more people to show support within their respective neighbourhoods by displaying a homemade red flag in front of their houses. One man said “I attended today as I am sick and tired of this government’s relentless austerity. I am opposed to this property tax and will not pay. Why don’t the government take a pay cut? Phil Hogan must have his head buried in the sand. I will be back next Sunday with my red flag and I hope to see more people turn out.”A woman commented “I came here today not because I am directly affected by the property tax but because I am disgusted with this government squeezing the life out of the ordinary people of Ireland. There are plenty of other taxes and austerity measures that do, and will, affect me. I felt the need to add my presence today because i think my voice matters and i feel nothing will be achieved if we all sit at home and wait for everyone else to show their abhorrence at this kind of treatment. At the end of the day i need to feel i have tried my best to show the Irish government how unhappy i am, and if that means taking to the streets, or beaches, then that’s what i’ll do!”This gathering jokingly referred to as ‘The Beach Party’ has potential to grow to a weekly event, much like the ‘Balllyhea Says No’ march which has passed the one hundred week mark.And maybe more Beach Parties will spring up around the coast. It only takes five minutes, on your way to get the Sunday newspapers, to show support and maybe pose for the weekly group photo! It’s a feel good protest, say organisers. Displaying a homemade red flag in front of your house will do the talking for you, in between Sundays. It will make your voice heard all day and night.Displaying the flag does not mean you have or haven’t paid the household charge. Nor does it mean you can or can’t afford the property tax. It simply means you’re not happy. Don’t wait for them to ask if you’re unhappy, you’ll be waiting! Show them, today. Make that Flag!The Beach Party will take place again this Sunday at 1:30pm sharp, at Shore Front car park. Be there on time if you want to take part. It only takes five minutes!For more details check Facebook ‘Red Flag Protest’******** Donegaldaily.com – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website – more than 30,000 Visitors Every DayFollow the leader on:https://twitter.com/DonegalDailyBUNCRANA GROUP SEES RED WITH THEIR FLAG PROTEST was last modified: February 18th, 2013 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:buncranaRed Flag Protestlast_img read more

Spooky house ready to terrify over weekend

first_imgPALMDALE – A chain saw-toting pig man, bloodthirsty clowns and dozens of other assorted ghouls and creatures inhabit a haunted house that will be put on this weekend by local teenagers. With creepy corridors and fights filling a Palmdale front yard, this will be the eighth haunted house created by Nigel Collins, an Antelope Valley College student. “It’s just a very twisted haunted house. It’s a lot of gore, a lot of good scares, a lot of fun actually,” said Collins. Highland High School students and graduates make up most of the costumed cast. Some of the material was donated by a movie ranch, including two wooden tunnels through which visitors will walk. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Collins’ 2004 haunted house was part of his senior project when he was graduating from Highland High School. “We’ve been getting bigger and scarier every year,” Collins said. The house will be open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, Sunday and Monday at 1621 Berkshire Drive, south of the Antelope Valley Mall. Admission is $5, and a portion of the ticket price will go to Lancaster-based Catalyst Foundation to aid people with AIDS or who are HIV-positive. The house is recommended for visitors age 13 and older. last_img read more

Right too busy now to fight gay cowboys

first_img‘Brokeback Mountain’ attack on heterosexual cowboy films: With all the attention and award nominations going to the new film featuring a love story between two hard-riding cowboys, why hasn’t there been more of an outcry from the far right? “Whoa. One war at a time,”exclaimed one highly rated, nonspinning Fox News host. “The folks haven’t even finished fighting the War on Christmas. On Dec. 26, we’ll get the troops ramped up for the fight against the War on Heterosexual Westerns.” Bradley traded to Oakland: Athletics officials see the acquisition as an opportunity to return to the old Oakland feuding-between-teammate days of their championship years. “We were lacking a cancer in the clubhouse,” said Oakland general manager Will Winatanycost, “and we felt that Milton had just the right mix of rage and paranoia that can divide this team into a winner.” Meanwhile, the Dodgers see the trade as the first step in getting rid of the team’s last vestiges of talent. “Milton’s on-field abilities threatened our goal of getting L.A. fans to start leaving prior to our coming up to bat in the first inning,” said owner Frank McCourt. “God knows L.A. doesn’t need any more traffic headaches.” Colin Farrell exhausted: Publicists for Colin Farrell say the Irish-born actor is suffering from exhaustion due to his hard-driving multimillion-dollar moviemaking career. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake In a related story, a cop, a firefighter and a single mother of four sneaked into Farrell’s zillion-dollar estate and beat the hell out of the tiny thespian. What he meant was … During President George W. Bush’s interview with Fox News anchor Brit Hume, Bush said he believed Tom DeLay was innocent of the charges against him. When asked why he could comment on DeLay’s ongoing criminal investigation, but not on the ongoing criminal investigation of Karl Rove, the president said, “Oh, is it that late already? You take care, Brit.” In other presidential – oops – news: In a speech last week, the president admitted mistakes leading up to the Iraq war, which White House officials immediately admitted was a mistake to admit. LAUSD schools to use questionable locations: The Los Angeles Unified School District has approved the usage of possibly contaminated land where it will have to take some elderly and widowed people from their homes to build new schools. “I don’t understand the big hubbub,” said one school official. “We’re getting the elderly out of polluted areas, and placing younger and healthier kids in there. It’ll be years before these youngsters really get sick. By then, today’s elderly will have passed on and we can move these newer sick and invalid people into their great uncontaminated homes.” L.A. hate-crime rate drops: Love felonies are on an upswing. And apathetic misdemeanors remain unchanged. Ford rolls out GayNoMore line: Ford Motor Company said dropping its ad campaign in gay magazines for its Jaguar and Land Rover lines was a mistake. “We were misled by the American Family Association, which did a study that found that musical theater and overpriced cars did not mix,” said Ford spokesman Edsel Pinto. Ford has not only resumed its gay-mag spots, but now will ask Nathan Lane to become its spokesperson. Expensive trunk space needed: An independent study commissioned by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa finds that the three elephants at the Los Angeles Zoo – Gita, Ruby and Billy – need three times more space than their current quarters, which could cost $50 million. “It wouldn’t have cost all that much,” said a mayor’s spokesperson, “except that Gita and Ruby want the space to be Beverly Hills-adjacent. Billy’s more of a Los Feliz guy.” No “Hogan’s Heroes” either?: Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that the Holocaust was a myth. “For years, diabolical Jews have perpetuated the fiction that the years 1935 through 1945 actually happened,” said Ahmadinejad, while rubbing his stomach with one hand and circling his head with the other. “And I will prove it to you right after I find out where those missing six million Jewish people are hiding.” Scientists reveal human brain cells inserted into mouse: Shame they haven’t figured out how to get those damn cells into California state legislators. Rest in peace … and laughs: Thank you, Eugene. Thank you, Richard. Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Timmer Scores 23 Points In Drake Men’s Basketball’s 79-73 Loss To UMKC

first_img Box Score (PDF) Preview vs. Western Kentucky 11/23/2015 – 5:00 PM Full Schedule Roster Story Linkscenter_img Box Score (HTML Next Game: DES MOINES, Iowa- The Drake University men’s basketball team fell, 79-73, to the visiting UMKC ‘Roos Saturday evening at the Knapp Center. Sophomore Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) led the Bulldogs with a game high 23 points by going 3-4 from the three-point range and 7-of-11 from the field. Junior Jacob Envevold Jensen (Lunderskov, Denmark) engineered the team’s rebounding efforts with seven rebounds in addition to his two points while freshman Dominik Olejniczak (Torun, Poland) added seven points and six rebounds.”Dominik learns every night out, but we have to get him more touches,” said Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti. “Something good happens when he touches the ball down there, same with Jacob. We aren’t selfish guys, but we have to do a better job of playing for each other. “The first half was led by the ‘Roos, until junior Kale Abrahamson (West Des Moines, Iowa), who finished with 18 points and two assists, completed a layup and a free-throw shortly after, putting the Bulldogs in the lead at 28-26 with less than six minutes left in the half. The Bulldogs were able to keep hold of that advantage to lead at the half, 41-37. The teams swapped lead throughout the second with eight ties lasting 6:34 in the period or a total of 6:34 before UMKC went on a six-point run to lay claim to the final lead. Lavell Boyd led the ‘Roos with 16 points in addition to his two assists and three rebounds. Shayok Shayok of UMKC led all players with eight rebounds in addition to his four points.  Drake shot 45.1 percent in the loss but could not contain UMKC’s transition offense as the ‘Roos scored 36 points in transition and converted on 50.9 percent of their shots while holding a six-rebound advantage on the glass.The Bulldogs travel next to Estero, Fla., for the Gulf Coast Showcase Nov. 23-25 where they will play three games in three days starting with Western Kentucky on Nov. 23 at 5 p.m. CST.  The Bulldogs return home on Saturday, Nov. 28 against UIC. “I think the biggest thing (that will be taken from the trip to Florida) is coming together more and trusting each other defensively,” Giacoletti said. “We have to learn to play selfless offensively for each other and find better chemistry on the trip. It is going to be great competition, but it will help us get better.”Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

WOMAN WHO CLAIMED €23,000 ON DOLE HAD €200,000 IN BANK

first_imgA Ballybofey mum who claimed €23,000 on the dole for three years had €200,000 stashed in her bank account.Carmel Sheerin, 50, was caught getting Jobseekers’ Allowance despite having the large nest egg.Ms Sheerin appeared at Letterkenny District Court were she faced six different charges brought by the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton’s office. Ms Sheerin, of Aishling Court, Ballybofey, was accused of illegally claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance between June 2009 and August 2012, causing a total loss of €23,235 to the department.A department inspector told Sheerin first applied for the means tested payment on June 18, 2009.During the application process the defendant was asked whether she had any savings or money in the bank, to which she replied “No”, and was awarded the benefits.The inspector said the Revenue later revealed that Sheerin had an bank account with €200,000 lodged prior to the application.Judge Paul Kelly heard Sheerin was interviewed by inspectors on November 21, 2012, where she admitted to having the money as a result of a marriage settlement and that she realised she should have submitted this information.The inspector added that she repaid repaid the full amount to the department and therefore there was no loss.He also said the defendant had no previous convictions.Solicitor Donough Cleary, told the court his client had been very “frank” during her interview with the inspectors and explained to them that the money was an investment with Ulster Bank which she was unable to access.Mr Cleary said as his client was not able to access this money for six years, she did not think to declare it when applying for the allowance.He asked Judge Kelly to distinguish from other such cases saying Ms Sheerin’s action were actions were not ‘willful.’Judge Kelly was told by the inspector that Sheerin would not have been entitled to the allowance if she had declared the money in the investment account.He applied the Probation Act.WOMAN WHO CLAIMED €23,000 ON DOLE HAD €200,000 IN BANK was last modified: January 10th, 2015 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:Carmel Sheerincourtdoledonegalinvestmentlast_img read more

Missing dog: Have you seen Brody?

first_imgA West Highland White Terrier, or similar, has not been seen for two days. Brody, a resident from the Mennaward area, went missing on Wednesday and the owner is anxious for its return.If you have seen this dog, or you know who may own it? Please get in contact with Laura Harkin here!Missing dog: Have you seen Brody? was last modified: September 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

‘Gutted’ Groves eyes another route to world title after defeat at Wembley

first_imgGeorge Groves vows to eventually achieve his aim of becoming a world champion after his crushing defeat against Carl Froch in their rematch at Wembley.Video courtesy of iFL TVFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

QPR v Birmingham City: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgBoth Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Birmingham boss Gary Rowett managed BurtonKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 27 February 2016Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)Match in a nutshell: QPR aim to avenge October’s defeat by Birmingham City, who are very much in the play-off hunt.Five key battles: Including Matt Phillips v Jonathan GroundsInjuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: None.BIRMINGHAM CITYRuled out: Nicolai Brock-Madsen (thigh), Neal Eardley (knee).Fitness test: Jonathan Grounds (leg). Possible line-upsQPR: Smithies; Onuoha, Hall, Angella, Perch; Phillips, Luongo, Faurlin, El Khayati; Washington, Polter. Subs from: Ingram, Lumley, Hill, Konchesky, Kpekawa, Tozser, Diakite, Henry, Chery, Petrasso, Hoilett, Grego-Cox, Mackie.Birmingham City: Kuszczak; Shotton, Morrison, Robinson, Grounds; Kieftenbeld, Gleeson; Buckley, Fabbrini, Maghoma; Donaldson. Subs from: Legzdins, Caddis, Spector, Davis, Cotterill, Toral, Vaughan, Solomon-Otabor. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesQPR total: D D L W D (6 points)Home: L W D L D (5 points)Birmingham total: W D L D W (8 points)Away: D D W D L (6 points)Top scorers – all competitionsQPR: Austin 10; Phillips 7; Chery 5, Emmanuel-Thomas 5, Polter 5; Hoilett 4; Onuoha 3; Fer 1, Hill 1, Tozser 1.Birmingham: Donaldson 7; Toral 6; Maghoma 5; Caddis 4, Gleeson 4; Kieftenbeld 3, Morrison 3, Robinson 3; Cotterill 2; Buckley 1, Grounds 1, Solomon-Otabor 1.Last five meetings17 October 2015: Birmingham 2 QPR 18 March 2014: Birmingham 0 QPR 214 September 2013: QPR 1 Birmingham 028 October 2008: QPR 1 Birmingham 04 October 2008: Birmingham 1 QPR 0QPR 3 wins, Birmingham 2 wins, 0 drawsSee also:Spanish midfielder training with QPR ahead of possible moveQPR youngster clinches Crawley loan moveSpanish midfielder training with QPR ahead of possible moveFaurlin passed fit to return for QPRQPR v Birmingham: five key battlesFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Red Bluff High football battles fellow winless Orland; Corning hosts Oroville

first_imgCorning >> The heavy rush attack of the Corning Cardinals is back home this week to host Oroville on Military Appreciation Night beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cardinal Stadium. The Cardinals (2-1) are fresh off a come-from-behind 35-28 win at Orland, thanks in part to another big performance on the ground from Curtis McCoy and Nolan Peterson. McCoy scored three touchdowns and moved to more than 200 yards for the season. He’s top-10 amid the division III rushing leaders, while Peterson is …last_img read more

New Ways to Find E.T.

first_img(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 SETI researchers may not have to wait by the stellar radio dial for their imaginary friends to call in.  They might eavesdrop on their pollution.Perhaps desperate for proof of life beyond the earth, scientists continue to expand their search resources.  One idea put forth by Avi Loeb at Harvard, with two buddies, is that we could find them by their smog.  Specifically, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) of a certain type would be nearly impossible for natural processes to produce.  If someone on a distant planet is using hairspray, then, we might be able to tell if alien blondes are smarter than their human counterparts.That’s not much sillier than what Sheyna Gifford wrote, in all seriousness, for NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine:While primitive forms of life have their own biomarkers – like oxygen and methane – these molecules are too complicated for nature to, as Loeb put it, “do this on its own.” However, at least for the moment, we can’t rush off and start looking for aliens by their hairspray.The only reason we can’t is we don’t have the detection technology yet.  In principle, it could be done.  This represents a departure from the old SETI program of listening in for signals broadcast intentionally.  Now, it’s eavesdropping.  Maybe the NSA should take up this job.Loeb’s thesis was published on the arXiv server, awaiting publication in the Astronomical Journal.  On Live Science, Elizabeth Howell thought the idea was just fine.  Instead of portraying aliens as dumb blondes with hairspray, she envisioned purple aliens: quoting Loeb, her article ends, “People often refer to E.T.’s as ‘little green men,’ but the E.T.’s detectable by this method should not be labeled ‘green’ since they are environmentally unfriendly.”Charles Q. Choi on Space.com discussed a related suggestion by Sara Seager of MIT.  Life could be inferred, she argues in a paper on PNAS, by scanning atmospheres of exoplanets for ways organisms might have made alterations that normal physical processes would not make.  This strategy does not assume the organisms are intelligent; even microbes might affect their planet’s atmospheres in unnatural ways.  The “biomarkers” are too difficult to detect right now.  Like Loeb, Seager hopes that the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled for launch in 2018, will have the capability to eavesdrop on life beyond earth.  Bob Yirka summarized Seager’s views on PhysOrg.In another stretch of the imagination, researchers are peering into oil drops to divine habitats for life.  Science Daily says, “An international team of researchers has found extremely small habitats that increase the potential for life on other planets while offering a way to clean up oil spills on our own” (paper in Science Magazine; got good press in Nature, too).  Rationale: they found microbes in water droplets in an oily lake, but it was their asphalt.  Megan Gannon launched from that gooey subject into 4 possible places in our solar system where alien life could exist: Mars, Europa, Titan and Enceladus.  She’s forgotten that Texas is being overrun by aliens right now.Silliness of hairspray aside, there are serious philosophical questions to discuss with Loeb’s theory.  Evolution News & Views, for instance, used the occasion to discuss the design filter and to clarify the limits of design inference.  If SETI researchers seriously believe that we could make an inference to intentional, intelligent causes merely from observing certain rare gases in an alien planet’s atmosphere, what’s the problem with intelligent design reasoning?  If evolutionists use it, why can’t their critics use the same thought processes?  This is a good story to throw back at the atheists who insist, vehemently, that intelligent design is not scientific.  Good grief, Loeb and his lackeys think they can figure out the environmental ethics of aliens, their color and their wisdom, too!  All ID tries to do is separate intelligent causes from non-intelligent causes.  ID advocates are, therefore, the more empirically modest scientists.  Yet the Darwine-drunk guys in SETI get away with outlandish speculations.Exercise: What do we mean by “natural”?  Atheists will claim that aliens are natural, like they believe humans are products of natural selection.  How would you clarify the difference between natural causes and intelligent causes to someone who thinks intelligent causes are a subset of natural causes?  Cf. 05/11/06.last_img read more

South African literature on stage

first_imgIt has been a tumultuous two decades and South Africa today is a place of great variation. In the literary world, there is a generation of newcomers joining the older voices in unpacking the human condition. (Image: www.york.ac.uk)• Fai SuthipinittharmConvenor“Writing South Africa Now”writingsouthafricanow@gmail.com• Nadine Gordimer, South Africa’s genius of literature, turns 90• Homegrown artistic talent honoured • The Iliad goes local• South African writes best world children’s book • Festival of poetry and art, wine farms and musicMelissa Jane CookDiversity and freedom will be acknowledged at a one-day colloquium held by the British universities of York and Cambridge to mark South Africa’s 20 years of freedom and democracy.Since the first democratic elections in 1994 and the signing of the Constitution, the country has racked up two decades of realising human rights in a transformed society. With the title “Writing South Africa Now: Twenty Years On” the universities are calling for papers reflecting “on the complex changes and continuities concerning South African literature and literary studies”.It has been a tumultuous two decades and South Africa today is a place of great variation. In the literary world, there is a generation of newcomers joining the older voices in unpacking the human condition. The big names Ivan Vladislavić and Antjie Krog are joined by Niq Mhlongo and Kopano Matlwa in grasping and embracing the complex challenges of social inequality, HIV/Aids, and violent crime. These contentious issues continue in the post-apartheid era. Jonny Steinberg interrogates and explores prisons and Aids clinics, and Lauren Beukes gives a South African spin to cyberpunk. Zoë Wicomb investigates racial identity and inclusion, and Mike Nicol’s characters tough it out on the streets, while JM Coetzee casts his eye to other shores.The 20-year milestone is a time for reflection on the complex changes and continuities in South African literature and literary studies. Questions that will be asked at the colloquium will include ways that post-apartheid texts have responded to the socio-political changes following the downfall of formal apartheid. It will also seek to list the noteworthy new voices of the past two decades, and interrogate how their texts draw on and depart from South African classics. How should scholars go about identifying contemporary currents in a critical landscape that often simplifies or elides any substantive scholarly or social distinctions between “now” and “then”?“Writing South Africa Now: Twenty Years On” will be held on Saturday, 7 June at the University of York, in the city of York, in northern England. The event is the second in a series initiated by the University of Cambridge aimed at making heard new critical voices from the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Convenors will privilege proposals from post-graduate students and early-career researchers dealing with any aspect of South African textual cultures. Possible research fields include but are not restricted to: literature, media, theatre, film, spoken word, publishing, and translation studies.The University of York says that although the conference will be in English, considerations of South African texts produced in other languages are welcome. A range of submissions will help to achieve the colloquium’s overarching goal to facilitate critical conversations across literary genres and relevant disciplines. For this reason, the convenors will also accept proposals based on research being conducted now on South African literature of any period. This will help to place contemporary research projects within broader historical, national and transnational contexts. A concluding interview with professors Derek Attridge and David Attwell from the University of York will encourage questions and further discussion on the conference theme as a whole.last_img read more