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LVR struggles continue Tuesday against Selkirk Rangers

first_imgThe Bombers, playing at the AA level, returns to action Friday in Vernon at the Fulton Maroons Tournament. First game is against Rutland Voodoos.Next home game for LVR is Tuesday at the Hangar when the Bombers host the Mount Baker Wild of By The Nelson Daily Sports For the fourth straight game the L.V. Rogers Bombers took it on the chin. Jamie Adams poured in a game-high 18 points to lead the Selkirk Rangers to a convincing 74-39 victory over the Bombers in High School Senior Girl’s Exhibition Basketball action Tuesday in Metaline, Washington. The Rangers, 8-2 on the season in the State B league, put the game away early, outscoring LVR 23-9 in the opening period. “The Americans play a very intense defensive game and that’s what did us in . . . their tenacious defence,” said coach Bruce Fuhr, adding the Rangers match-up zone defence frustrated the Bombers throughout the contest.”(However) I still saw some good things from our players — like the play of Kyndle (Doolan) and Jess (Carmichael) that will help us as the season progresses,” Fuhr added. The Bombers lost three consecutive games prior to the Christmas break during a tournament in Cranbrook. Co-captains Courtney Holter and Anne Marie Cain each scored 10 points while Haley Adams added 12. Senior guards Sarah Fuhr and Kyndle Doolan led the Bombers with 15 and 12 points, respectively. Jessica Carmichael had a good game for LVR coming off the bench to score four points. LVR was missing senior center Rachael Moulson, who did not make the trip south the boarder due to sickness.
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Hand of God Is Not Nebulous

first_img(Visited 39 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 An exploded star that resembles a giant hand provides opportunity to discuss theology and intelligent design.Nobody is claiming that the nebula surrounding pulsar PSR B1509-58 is supernatural, even though it has been dubbed the “Hand of God” because of its vague resemblance to a human hand.  Still, could it be argued that God had a “hand” in its creation indirectly?Nebulae subject to nearby supernova blasts commonly have “fingers” of dust and gas eroded by the pressure.  The image of the nebula taken by the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR was reported by Science Daily and Live Science.  The latter explained,The Hand of God is an example of pareidolia, the psychological phenomenon of perceiving familiar shapes in random or vague images. Other common forms of pareidolia include seeing animals or faces in clouds, or the man in the moon. Despite its supernatural appearance, the Hand of God was produced by natural astrophysical phenomena.But this pareidolia was not named by religious leaders; it was named by secular astronomers who, for the most part, are naturalists, attributing the workings of the the cosmos to material causes.  It would take a nutty person of any stripe to think God (if He exists) has human-like hands located in a small part of this vast universe.  What, though, about seeing “the hand of God” as a metaphor for divine action in the origin and maintenance of the universe?  Perhaps WND had the best take on that.  The article refers to the many scientists from Isaac Newton onward who considered the universe as a manifestation of intelligent design.  Arthur Robinson told WND, “Scientists during most of history have recognized that the vast natural beauty they are privileged to see and study could only have been the product of an awesome Creator.”  In this sense, the hand of God that ordained the laws of physics is a hidden hand behind this nebula, just as it is for everything in the universe.As for the claim that man can explain the universe by “natural astrophysical phenomena,” reality often challenges such confidence.  Astronomers just found an object that defies description.  Astrobiology Magazine wrestled with an observation that “may challenge traditional understandings about how planets and stars form.”  It’s too small to be a star, but the two leading theories for planet formation – core accretion and disk instability – seem inadequate to explain it.Even those who believe God had a “hand” in the origin of the universe need to confront the follow-on question: was the cosmic clockmaker a deistic God who wound it up and let it run on its own, or is He personally involved?  Theistic evolutionists need to face all the problems we routinely point out in these pages with evolutionary theory, not the least of which is the origin of the human spirit, with its consciousness, conscience, and free will.  Deny that those are creations from the direct “hand of God” after the stars were made, and you abandon all hope to know anything is true, including all of science.The Bible uses the metaphor of the hand of God often.  A hand is a symbol of action: the instrument of a personal will.  While denying that God (who is a spirit) has human-like body parts, the Bible frequently speaks of God leading Israel with His strong right arm, holding His children in His hand, and crushing the wicked with His fist.  It would make an interesting Bible study project to examine all the metaphorical references to the hand of God.  In many places the hand of the Lord is associated with creation: e.g., Isaiah 41:20, “that they may see and know, may consider and understand together, that the hand of the Lord has done this, the Holy One of Israel has created it.”At times, God did have literal human hands.  In the many theophanies (human manifestations of God’s presence) of the Old Testament, God appeared in human form (the “Angel of the Lord”) to Adam, Abraham, and others.  It was for their sake, not His, since He never ceases to be omnipresent and omnipotent.  The last and most important of these was the birth of Jesus Christ, Creator of all, as a baby in a manger with tiny infant hands.  As He grew throughout the stages of normal human life and development (to be tempted in all points as we are), He used His hands as a carpenter, as a teacher, and as a gentle shepherd to hold little children and touch the eyes of the blind.  To become our merciful High Priest, He took nails in His hands, was crucified, buried and raised again for our salvation.  “Doubting Thomas” beheld His nail-pierced hands, exclaiming, “my Lord and my God!” (John 20:27-28).Now the hand of God, in Christ, knocks at the door of each person’s heart.  “If any man opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20).  See that you do not refuse Him who is speaking (Hebrews 12:25).  Peter said, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you” (I Peter 5:6).Though Jesus is not present bodily with us in this epoch, having ascended to the right hand of God the Father in heaven (I Peter 3:22), the hand of God can be manifest today through human hands (not that He is served by human hands, Acts 17:25).  The human hand is a wonderfully designed tool that could not have evolved by natural processes.  Its design proclaims clearly: God is not a distant deity, but a personal Being, involved in our lives, reaching out with abundant mercy and compassion toward the lost, ready to assist those who call upon Him.  Our hands can be instruments of His will, sharing His mercy, compassion, and instruction to a world in desperate need of the hand of God.last_img read more

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives in Davos

first_imgDeputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Davos, Switzerland, to lead the South African delegation at the World Economic Forum 2018.Davos, Switzerland – The Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, today arrived in Davos, Switzerland, to lead a high-level government, business and labour delegation to the 2018 World Economic Forum annual meeting scheduled from 23-26 January 2018.This year’s event is held under the theme, “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”.Deputy President Ramaphosa will join various discussion platforms in Davos with an aim to develop a response to new strategies towards transforming governance in various parts of the world.South Africa last week announced a number of measures to strengthen governance and management of its state-owned enterprises. This is part of an ongoing broader effort to restore confidence in the economy. The South African government will continue to act decisively to address challenges at its key state-owned enterprises to restore public and investor confidence and to ensure that they fulfil their economic and developmental mandates.The WEF Davos forum presents South Africa with a platform to showcase its attractiveness as an investment destination and trade partner; set out plans that are unfolding to secure improved and inclusive economic growth; and contribute to efforts to respond to societal challenges globally.Team South Africa under the leadership of Deputy President Ramaphosa will utilise the opportunity presented by WEF to communicate that South Africa remains open for business and to highlight the work that the government, working together with business and labour, is doing to ensure an improved economic outlook and nurturing for a higher economic growth trajectory.The delegation will also re-emphasise that South Africa has a stable and predictable macroeconomic framework which continues to underpin economic policy, ensuring that the country remains attractive for investment.The team will also be placing emphasis on its plans to transforms the economy to ensure that its citizens enter new jobs and benefit from the new investments attracted in partnership with business and organised labour.Fourteen actions to boost investor confidence were developed in 2017 with specific deadlines with deliverables including to ensure continuity of fiscal consolidation trajectory and the funding and broader reforms in the areas of governance and private sector participation in SOEs as well as finalising outstanding legislation and policy positions to enhance investor confidence.Deputy President Ramaphosa will also hold various meetings with high-level political and business leaders from various countries.The South African delegation includes a broad range of leadership from various sectors of the economy and society, with Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba as the lead minister and coordinator.Deputy President Ramaphosa will be supported by the Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, Jeff Radebe; Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel; Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies; Minister of Public Works, Nkosinathi Nhleko and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.EnquiriesTyrone Seale: +27 83 5757 440.Acting spokesperson for the Deputy President of South Africa.last_img read more

What Success Is Not

first_imgThis post was written as part of the IBM for Midsize Business program, which provides midsize businesses with the tools, expertise and solutions they need to become engines of a smarter planet.Success isn’t easy. This is why a lot of people don’t achieve the level of success they desire.Success isn’t fast. This is why many people quit too early.Success isn’t certain. This is why many never begin.Success is not someone else’s definition of success. This is why some don’t realize they have it or pursue the wrong path.Success is not a straight line. This is why some give up.Success is not for the lazy and unmotivated. This is why they will never get close.Success is not for the uncourageous. It takes an act of courage.Success is not for those who are afraid to get their hands dirty. It’s not for prima-donnas.Success is not for those who avoid conflict. It only comes with adversity.Success is not for those that aren’t willing to do the work. It’s the only path and its own reward.Success is not for those that wait for permission. It’s for those who to take action.Success is not for those that believe their critics or their raving fans. It’s not about your press clippings.Here is what success is.QuestionsHow do you define success?What is success?What makes success so elusive for so many? Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Dhoni, Kohli rested, Raina ODI captain for Bangladesh tour

first_imgSuresh Raina will lead the 15-member squad which is devoid of big stars such as regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma among others, to Bangladesh next month. For the Test series against England starting in the last week of June, veteran opener Gautam Gambhir has been recalled while all-rounder Stuart Binny and unheralded paceman Pankaj Singh are the surprise picks in an 18-member Indian squad. The tour of England starts from June 26 and concludes on September 7Injured pace spearhead Zaheer Khan and spinners Harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Ojha were the notable omissions from the squad to go on England tour announced by the BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel after a marathon meeting of the selection panel here. The Sandeep Patil-led selection committee also announced the squad for a three-match ODI series against Bangladesh which would precede the tour of England.Raina, incidentally, was not even a member of the Asia Cup held in Bangladesh prior to IPL after his indifferent form in ODIs held earlier. Spin spearhead R. Ashwin and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja have also been rested from the squad for Bangladesh which will play three ODIs in Mirpur on June 15, 17 and 19. Jammu and Kashmir all-rounder Parvez Rasool has found a place in the squad for Bangladesh which also marks the return of in-form batsman Robin Uthappa, who has been a prolific scorer in the ongoing IPL.The Bangladesh-bound squad features new faces in Maharashtra batsman Kedar Jadhav and left-arm spinner Akshar Patel of Gujarat. The tour of England starts from June 26 and concludes on September 7 during which the Indians will play five Tests , an equal number of ODIs and one Twenty20 International. The left-handed Gambhir’s return to the Test squad was on expected lines after he rediscovered his form in the domestic circuit and has been in good touch in the ongoing IPL as well despite starting with three consecutive ducks. The 32-year-olds last Test appearance for India was way back in 2012 in the home series against England.advertisementlast_img read more