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Guyanese family returns home from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

first_imgA Guyanese family on Sunday evening returned home from the devastated Bahamas, following the category five hurricane, Dorian.The Grimmond family at the CJIA on Sunday eveningThe five-member family arrived on Sunday evening at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) about 21:30h and was received by Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Karen Cummings; Minister of State, Dawn Hastings-Williams and Director of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig.Thirty-five-year-old Orin Grimmond and his wife, 35-year-old Sholme Grimmond, arrived with their three children seven-year-old Seraphine, two-year-old Angeline and two-month-old Kemuel.The family will be staying five nights at the Marriott Hotel before they travel to Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) to meet their family members.The trip will be sponsored by Trans Guyana Airways.Welcoming home the family, Hastings-Williams said, “We are happy that they (the family) have arrived safely to their home. We welcome them and here we are at Marriott Hotel. We are very grateful for what Marriott is doing: they will be accommodating them for at least five days free and this encourages us as a Government to see that we can partner with the private sector, business persons (and) non-governmental organization.”Orin Grimmond was quoted in sections of the media describing his experience as “horrifying”.Meanwhile, the CDC Director explained that 25 other Guyanese have signalled their intent to return soon.“We are now looking at (or) working out arrangements for the remainder of persons to travel when they would like to return to Guyana … once we get the flight arrangements in place and all the travel documents in place they will be accommodated to return to Guyana,” he explained.On the other hand, Minister Cummings told the media that the Government has pledged some US$200,000 towards assistance for The Bahamas.It was also noted that the Citizenship Ministry will be replacing documents such as lost or damaged birth certificates to help affected Guyanese in The Bahamas to travel.On September 1, Dorian, a Category Five hurricane ripped through the small Caribbean archipelago with winds near 240 kilometres per hour (150 miles per hour), the US National Hurricane Center said.A BBC report stated that Dorian was the most powerful storm to hit The Bahamas.Bahamians are now facing severe health threats as they are trying to cope with the lack of access to toilets, clean water, and medication.The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) has set up an account here for persons who would like to make contributions towards assisting persons in The Bahamas.Persons desirous of contributing financial donations are asked to make those contributions to the account named GBTI Hurricane Relief Fund-Bahamas # 011802963011.last_img read more

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Big Brothers Big Sisters launches ‘Adopt a Family’ Holiday Hamper Program

first_imgLow income families will receive extra support this holiday season through the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Holiday Hamper ‘Adopt a Family’ program, pairing local families in need of assistance with community sponsors.Individual or corporate sponsors are given unique lists with information about their adopted family, as well as their needs and desires for the holiday season.Supported families receive household items, groceries, and gifts as well.- Advertisement -Executive Director Danielle Armstrong said this program helps relieve the pressure on low income families, during a time of year that can get stressful on finances.Sponsors are able to support individual families or otherwise make a money donation to the program, which will see Big Brothers Big Sisters staff make the gift arrangements on their behalf.For more information, call 250-787-9674.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Dzeko confirms Chelsea negotiations

first_imgBut while the former Manchester City man held discussions over returning to the Premier League, he decided against joining ex-Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri in making the move to Stamford Bridge.Dzeko said: “It is true that negotiations have been conducted and that is all I can say about this topic.“There was a lot of speculation, falsehoods and even a few ridiculous stories, and I’m really flattered by Chelsea’s interest, a club that I respect and admire very much.“So many stories have been told about my departure from Rome over the past few weeks, but I am still here. After all, I am happy to stay because Rome has become my home and an indelible part of my life.“From the very first day I was accepted in Rome in an unreal way and I can never and will not forget it, and I have had some of the happiest moments in my life in this city.“For the first time I felt the joy of fatherhood here when my daughter Una was born, and my son Dani was born in Rome. This city is now part of my life and it will always be.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Roma’s forward Edin Dzeko celebrates on August 20, 2016LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 2 – Edin Dzeko has confirmed that he held talks with Chelsea in the January transfer window, but didn’t want to leave Roma.Dzeko was one of a number of strikers that Chelsea targeted in January, before Antonio Conte’s side eventually landed Olivier Giroud from neighbours Arsenal.last_img read more

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GARDAI INVESTIGATE CAUSE OF BALLYBOFEY FIRE

first_imgA fire at the rear of a pub in Ballybofey has been brought under control.A number of fire crews were called to the scene behind Junction 15 bar this afternoon.The bar has been closed for some time. There were no injuries and an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway. GARDAI INVESTIGATE CAUSE OF BALLYBOFEY FIRE was last modified: November 23rd, 2012 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:Ballybofeyfirelast_img read more

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IMPORTANT COURTS NOTICE FOR JURY MEMBERS

first_imgThe jury panel called for next Tuesday, 27th May, 2014 are NOT now required to attend at Letterkenny Courthouse.IMPORTANT COURTS NOTICE FOR JURY MEMBERS was last modified: May 21st, 2014 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:courtjury membersletterkennylast_img read more

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GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS

first_imgBudders Reward took the honours in the final of The Finn 575, the feature race at last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford.The 7/4 joint favourite, owned and trained by Seamus Teague, romped to victory in a time of  31.78 to finish seven lengths ahead of second-placed Rocky High, owned and trained by Noel Lynch. Results were:Race 1 The Quick Fire 350 first semi-final (350 yards): 1, Loyal Lamp; 2, Ballougry Bound. Time: 19.61. Distance: a length.Race 2 The Quick Fire 350 second semi-final (350 yards): 1, Tober Scolari 4/5 fav; 2, Coolcholly Kate 5/1. Time: 19.22. Distance: 3 lengths.Race 3 (350 yards): 1, GoodintheHoo 5/2; 2, Macsruso 3/1. Favourite: Corner Plane 2/1. Time: 19.20. Distance: 2.5 lengths. Race 4 (525 yards): 1, Some Effort 4/1; 2, Amarillos Girl 6/1. Joint favourites: Colarhouse Bound and Friend of Jack, 5/4. Time: 29.59. Distance: half a length.Race 5 (525 yards): 1, Wrong Note 5/2 jt fav; 2, Holborn Oscar 4/1. Jt. Favourite: Heather If. Time: 29.21. Distance: 3.75 lengths.Race 6 (350 yards): 1, Drumsna Major 61; 2, Kilnacloy Prince 9/4. Favourite: Free Falling 5/4. Time: 19.95. Distance: 2 lengths.Race 7 (525 yards): 1, Ulster Idea; 2, Fridays Maye. Time 28.61. Distance: 6.75 lengths.Race 8 (525 yards): 1, Altmore Champ 3/1; Tahina Sabrina 2/1. Favourite:  Do It Kim 6/4. Time: 28.91. Distance: 2.75 lengths.Race 9 The Quick Draw semi-final one (350 yards); 1, Saberry 5/2; 2, Drumsna Lilly 4/1. Favourite: Fridays Berlin 6/4. Time: 19.15. Distance: 2.25 lengths. Race 10 (350 yards): 1, Saberry 5/2; 2, Drumsna Lilly 4/1. Favourite: Fridays Berlin 6/4. Time: 19.15. Distance: 2.25 lengths.Race 11 The Finn 575 Final (575 yards): 1, Budders Reward 7/4 jt fav; 2, Rocky High 6/1. Joint favourite: Culture Annie. Time: 31.78. Distance: 7 lengths.Race 12 (525 yards): 1, Budders Luck 7/4 fav; 2, Drumsna Canyon 3/1. Time: 28.86. Distance: 6 lengths. GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: June 22nd, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:575finngreyhoundLiffordRacingResultslast_img read more

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Trio to feature on Wembley Arena bill

first_imgSteve O’Meara, Mitchell Smith and Gary Corcoran will return to Wembley Arena in another Frank Warren-promoted show scheduled for 15 June.The trio, whose respective opponents are yet to be confirmed, recently recorded victories at the same venue on the undercard of Nathan Cleverly’s world title defence against Robin Krasniqi.O’Meara [pictured above] overcame cuts to grind out a points decision against the rugged Chas Symonds.Smith had a great win at Wembley.It was the Shepherd’s Bush-born light-middleweight’s first outing since unsuccessfully challenging for the Commonwealth title last year.Harrow Weald’s exciting super-featherweight prospect Smith, 20, impressed with a first-round stoppage, while Wembley light-welterweight Corcoran, 22, extended his own unbeaten professional record.Next month’s bill will be headlined by a heavyweight clash between Londoner Dereck Chisora and highly-rated American Deontay Wilder, whose recent demolition of Audley Harrison prompted the former Olympic champion to announce his retirement.See also:Smith dazzles Wembley with quick winO’Meara overcomes cuts to secure winHarrison humiliated by hot prospect WilderAudley announces retirement from 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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QPR v Burton line-ups: Holloway makes changes, Fulham man starts for Burton

first_imgQPR boss Ian Holloway has made two changes to his side for the game at Loftus Road.On-loan winger Kazenga LuaLua makes his first start and there is also a place in the team for Michael Doughty. Ryan Manning and Jamie Mackie are on the bench.Lasse Vigen Christensen starts for Burton and Cauley Woodrow is among their substitutes. Both players were signed on loan from Fulham this week.QPR: Smithies, Furlong, Onuoha, Lynch, Bidwell, Wszolek, Doughty, Hall, Luongo, LuaLua, Sylla, Subs: Ingram, Mackie, Washington, Perch, Shodipo, Eze, Manning.Burton: McLaughlin, Flanagan, Brayford, Turner, Sordell, Dyer, McCrory, Palmer. Christensen, Murphy, Irvine. Subs: Bywater, Mousinho, Williamson, Atkins, Woodrow, Miller, Barker.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Some Pathogens Are Surprisingly Young

first_img(Visited 430 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Did pathogens like viruses and bacteria appear recently? Do evolutionists have solid theories of where they came from?Louis Pasteur, 1822-1895. Click for biography.Since Pasteur and Lister, we are painfully aware that agents invisible to the naked eye can cause all kinds of sickness. Evolutionists would say that pathogens have been around for millions of years, as long as life itself. Do they know that? Consider these recent articles and papers. First, how old is the bubonic plague germ?Analysis of 3800-year-old Yersinia pestis genomes suggests Bronze Age origin for bubonic plague (Nature Communications). The curse that struck Justinian’s empire in Constantinople in the 6th century, and the Black Death that wiped out possibly a third or half of Europe in the 14th centur,y is due to a bacterium that lives in a flea carried by rats, Yersinia pestis. In this paper, a large team of investigators can only trace it back to the Bronze Age in Russia about 3,800 years ago. They think it evolved from “the closely related environmental progenitor Y. pseudotuberculosis,” but it is remarkable that such a devastating pathogen arose within recorded history. One should ask, also, why the flea (an insect) and the rat (a mammal) are not affected by the bacterium.Virologists use ‘genetic trees’ to evaluate intervention strategies for Ebola (Science Daily). Ebola emerged in the public consciousness just a few years ago. It was a ‘new’ deadly disease many of us had never heard of. Now, it’s killing hundreds or thousands of people in occasional outbreaks. Has this pathogen been in existence for all of human history, considering that Homo goes back a million years in the evolutionary timeline? Why, then, have humans not evolved resistance to it? If it jumped from an ape version to a human host, why did that happen so recently, considering that apes and humans have co-existed for millions of years, according to Darwinists?Scientists watch bacteria ‘harpoon’ DNA to speed their evolution (Phys.org). This article says, “Indiana University scientists have made the first direct observation of a key step in the process that bacteria use to rapidly evolve new traits, including antibiotic resistance.” Has this been going on for billions of years? The article makes a big deal of horizontal gene transfer, which is not Darwinian, but suggests that gene sharing causes the shuffling of existing genetic material.Peruvian rainforest plants have anti-malarial activity (Medical Xpress). Another data point to keep in mind when considering pathogens is the presence of anti-pathogenic agents in the environment. How much do humans know about these agents, so that they can take advantage of them? “Samples taken from plants identified by people from the Iquitos-Nauta road communities and studied in the lab have been found to contain extracts that are harmful to protozoan parasites responsible for malaria and other infectious conditions common in the tropics.” Are humans out of balance with natural substances that could keep pathogens at bay?Do Evolutionists Understand the Origin of Viruses?Biological species in the viral world (PNAS). Because viruses require a host, they are not independently-living organisms. Because of that, they are hard to classify. They defy the “Biological Species Concept” that requires parents. The same problem applies to all asexual microbes. In this paper, Bobay and Ochman try to expand the BSC, but their classification cannot address the origin of viral pathogens. The paper actually suggests that gene transfer, not evolution, is responsible for their taxonomy. We’ll have to see whether their scheme succeeds in convincing other scientists.The biological species concept (BSC) has served as the basis for defining species for over 75 years. Members of a biological species are defined by their ability to exchange genetic material, and it was originally thought that asexual lineages were not amenable to species-level classification based on the BSC since clonal individuals are reproductively isolated from one another. In this study, we demonstrate that the rates and patterns of gene exchange in acellular organisms (viruses and bacteriophages) allow the assignment of true biological species, an essential step to organizing the tree of life. Our results show that a universal species definition, based on the BSC, can be used to define biological species in all major lifeforms.Viruses can cause global pandemics, but where did the first virus come from? (The Conversation). In this article, three veterinary biologists tackle the question head on: where did viruses come from? Unfortunately, they can only offer possibilities, not firm answers. “Unlike bacteria, viruses aren’t living organisms — they can’t reproduce on their own,” the scientists acknowledge up front. “Instead, they hijack cells to multiply, spread and cause disease.”They entertain the possibility that viruses were precursors to the first cells, but that’s hard to defend, because evolution depends on replication, and viruses cannot replicate without a cell. Viruses are also so diverse, they cannot have originated from a single root in an evolutionary tree.These studies have shown us that viruses do not have a single origin; that is, they did not all arise from one single virus that changed and evolved into all the viruses we know today. Viruses probably have a number of independent origins, almost certainly at different times.And yet the structure of viral capsids, and the efficiency with which they can overcome cellular defenses and co-opt a cell’s machinery to make copies of themselves, makes it hard to believe they emerged by chance. Did they evolve from cells? Did cells evolve from viruses? Did they come from Mars? They have no firm answers.For the time being, these are only theories. The technology and resources we have today cannot confidently test these theories and identify the most plausible explanation for the origin of viruses.Perhaps time would be better spent defeating pathogens than speculating about where they came from.Update 6/14/18: Giant Viruses Invent Genes Shared by No Life on Earth (Live Science). Another consideration to take into account when explaining the origin of viruses is why their genes are often unique. This article says that some “giant viruses” have been found with “orphan genes” that do not match any other life forms. One investigator says that 90% of some Pandoraviruses “do not share any significant similarity with proteins of other viruses, outside of their own family, or cellular microbes.” This does not mean that “new genes and proteins are generated regularly in Pandoraviruses,” by random chance, as the article claims.Bacterial flagellum (Illustra Media), an amazing machine present in some pathogenic bacteria.Creationist answers typically involve the Curse on earth after the fall into sin. Some pathogens, though, look amazingly well designed. It’s within the Creator’s right power as Judge of the universe to design agents of harm to judge a world of sinners. We read in Revelation 9 about beings (or machines) sent to inflict pain on the hardened rebels in the last battle. It is unthinkable and irrational to question the Creator, because we owe are very existence and rationality to Him. Such a questioner places himself above God as the judge of what is true and right. Shall the clay say to the Potter, ‘what are you doing?’ (see Jeremiah 18 and Isaiah 29). Creationists could ascribe pathogens as secondary acts of God, with Satan as the primary cause who twists God’s creation to cause pain. We see in the Book of Job how Satan took natural things, like wind and fire, and wreaked havoc, within God’s permissive will. After a book of complaints and philosophical reflections by Job and his unhelpful friends, God’s answer was a creation science exam, in which he demonstrated to Job that his wisdom and power are sufficient to justify our trust in Him. At the end of the story, “You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful” (James 5:11).Another possibility is that God, in His permissive will after the Fall of man, withdrew his protective hands from biological machinery and let it mutate. Dr. Joe Francis at The Master’s University has given examples. The pathogen that causes cholera has a useful function in the ecosystem of marine estuaries, but its machinery to puncture cells causes harm when turned loose in the human gut. Dr Francis sees nature filled with examples of regulation: pushes and pulls that keep systems from flying out of control. What happens when those regulatory controls are relaxed? Think of out-of-control robots on a rampage. (For more on cholera and new interventions geared to help the immune system turn the tables against it, see this news item on Medical Xpress.)No matter what answer satisfies the creationist reader, we can take comfort that God is also the Great Physician. We are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139), and though cursed with pain and eventual death in this present age on a sin-cursed world, we have a loving Father who cares for us and answers prayer. Consider how Jesus Christ in His earthly ministry healed all manner of diseases and disabilities—even raising the dead—and the compassion He demonstrated on each one. He also taught them to have faith in God, and tdhen He showed the ultimate care by taking away the sins of mankind on the cross. So let us come to Him in faith, being  thankful for this life and this world, even though racked by sin, “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” (I Peter 5:7). In eternity, there will no longer be disease, tears, suffering, or death, but health and vitality forever with our Maker (Revelation 21-22). The sufferings of the present time cannot compare to the joy in heaven.Evolutionists will mock at these suggestions and the Bible promises, but let them mock. They have NO answers. Pathogens are not evil; they just happened by chance. Why fight germs? It’s survival of the fittest, and they prove to be more fit than humans. Let all the humans die. Nobody cares. Nothing is right or wrong. If you get sick and die, tough luck. All the life you lived was for nothing.If this is what you choose to believe, you have taken a path of no hope and no ultimate justice. But you also embrace a scientific worldview that has no answers—just speculations. The apostle John said,1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.9 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.Embrace the light. 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Qantas expects bumper annual profit of up to $A1.4 billion

first_imgAustralian carrier Qantas is predicting another bumper full-year underlying pre-tax profit of $A1.35 billion to $A1.4 billion, making it the second highest in the airline’s history.In a trading update released after the market closed, the airline said it had seen an improving performance from its domestic operations and a “slight moderation” in the challenging conditions facing it in the international market.The result compares to an underlying profit of $A1.53 billion and a net profit of $1.03 billion in 2015-16.“Last year we posted the highest earnings in Qantas’ history and our guidance today would make this year’s underlying profit the second best in almost 100 years. It shows we’re able to keep performing in a mixed global environment,” chief executive Alan Joyce said.“Between our domestic flying businesses, Qantas and Jetstar, and Loyalty we are delivering solid earnings growth.“Internationally it’s still tough, with high levels of capacity growth pushing fares down, but we’ve seen those conditions ease slightly. Because of the work we’ve done to transform Qantas and expand into growth markets, our international businesses are navigating the headwinds better than our key competitors.”Group revenue was down 1.4 per cent to $A3.96 billion in the third quarter and unit revenue was down 1.8 per cent.Domestic unit revenue rose 4.6 per cent compared to the third quarter last year as the airline reduced capacity by 3.7 per cent, including a 19 per cent reduction in the resource sector.It expects the positive trend to continue in the fourth quarter.The airline said tough conditions that have seen other airlines in the Asia-pacific record big profit falls had eased slightly in the third quarter as capacity growth in the broader market slowed.International unit revenue was down by 5.6 per cent year-on-year on a group international capacity increase of 2.2 per cent but the airline said it expected the decline to continue moderating in the fourth quarter as the capacity growth from competitors dropped from high first-half levels to around 5 per cent.“Taking this into account the Qantas Group expects to report an Underlying Profit Before Tax in the range of $1.35 billion to $1.40 billion for the financial year 2017,’’ it said.“This reflects improving performance from group domestic and Qantas Loyalty partially offsetting a relatively weaker, but resilient, group International performance in a highly competitive market.’’The airline said the guidance did not include the impact of bond rate movements which would have an adverse non-cash impact on the underlying profit of $A25 million.last_img read more

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