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first_imgKaleb Boyle opened the scoring for the Heat on the power play before Michael Crawford tied the game on a goal mouth scramble the saw Bruyere make three amazing stops before the Leafs scored.Nelson tied the game with the man advantage.Tommy Brown restored the lead for Chase in the second before Nelson struck for two goals in a span of two minutes by Cody Paivarinta and Austin Lindsay.However, before the period ended Chase tied the game on the power play with Boyle connecting for his second of the game.Chase, which peppered Nelson goalie Brett Sole for 18 shots in the third period, held a slim 35-33 shots advantage.Nelson, 5-1-1-1, now travels to Castlegar Saturday to meet the Rebels.GAME NOTES: Veterans Darnel St. Pierre and Aaron Dunlap watched the game from the stands. St. Pierre completed the second game of this two-game sit for an accumulation of hit-to-the-head penalties. Dunlap missed the game, and most likely Saturday’s tilt in Castlegar, with an upper body injury. . . . Leaf goalie Brett Soles, winner of four of five games, has slipped to 10th in the KIJHL top goalie category. . . . Aidan Geiger was Nelson’s game star. . . .Nelson’s Michael Crawford finished the game with two points. . . . Castlegar, 3-5 on the season, is coming off a 7-3 loss to Kimberley. . . . Next home game is Friday, October 10 against Castlegar Rebels followed by a contest Saturday with Spokane. The games are part of parent weekend for the Leafs. The signing of Aidan Geiger paid off in spades for the Nelson Leafs.The former Fernie Ghostrider scored the winning goal midway through the third period to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 4-3 victory over the Chase Heat in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday at the NDCC Arena.Geiger, who signed with the Leafs earlier this week after playing last season for the Ghostriders, combined with Patrick Croome and Aaron Brewer to beat Nic Bruyere in the Heat nets for the winning tally.The teams traded goals all game long.last_img read more

first_img(Visited 251 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享1 A new documentary “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus” undergirds the early date for the Exodus affirmed by conservative Bible scholars.Tim Mahoney’s documentary “Patterns of Evidence” was shown January 19th at selected theaters across the United States.  Twelve years in the making, the film looks at how six essential events of the Exodus story (migration of Hebrews into Egypt, their expansion, their enslavement, the plagues, the sudden escape, and the conquest of Canaan) fall into sequence or pattern with strong archaeological support – provided scholars are willing to question the traditional dating.  By moving the pattern approximately 200 years earlier into the Middle Kingdom period, the data fit remarkably well. Archaeologists, historians and Bible scholars from a variety of perspectives are interviewed, leaving the viewer with plenty of arguments and evidence to evaluate the historicity of the Bible account.After the special showing, a pre-recorded 30-minute panel discussion, hosted by Gretchen Carlson, played onscreen featuring Jonathan Morris, Anne Graham Lotz, Eric Metaxas and Dennis Prager before a live audience, giving their impressions of the film. Our review follows.One thing should be noted right away: this is not new. The early date for the Exodus has been argued for decades by conservative Bible scholars who take I Kings 6:1 seriously, which dates the building of the Temple by Solomon at 480 years after the Israelites left Egypt. There’s no way that could put the Exodus in the time of Rameses II ~1250 BC, the “accepted” date among secular scholars and Hollywood movie makers. Mahoney does a good job of showing how the “late date” of 1250 BC is merely a bias accepted uncritically by secular scholars, primarily based on Exodus 1:11 that mentions the Hebrew slaves building Pharoah’s store cities, Pithom and Raamses. Scholars have assumed that passage implies Ramesis II was the pharoah of the Exodus. Evidence for an earlier city, though, named Avaris with extensive Semitic habitation, primarily shepherds, is strong.  David Rohl (an agnostic who nevertheless believes in the historicity of the Exodus story) explains to Mahoney that the name used in Exodus 1:11 is an anachronism written by a later editor for the sake of readers who would have been familiar with Raamses but not with the earlier city name.What the film achieves is giving a wider visibility to the conservative view. Mahoney presents himself as a seeker who wants to know for the sake of his own faith whether the events described in the Bible are true. He interviews notable scholars on both sides, from Israel Finkelstein the skeptic, to Hoffmeier the centrist, to Bryant Wood the conservative, and a number of others. Each has their say and is presented in a respectable light, Dennis Prager notes in the panel, so that the viewer gets to hear all sides. It remains to be seen if this effective presentation of the early date will gain traction among scholars and archaeologists. Prager has doubts it will. If God wrote a message in the clouds in all the languages of the world, he quips, nothing would change. Other panelists agree that the power of unbelief and tradition in academia is hard to change, especially when their careers and books depend on the traditional interpretation. We might compare it to the evidence of dinosaur soft tissue that, so far, has not forced evolutionary paleontologists to reconsider the dates of dinosaur extinction. Prager’s greatest delight, he quipped (getting chuckles from the audience) was to see the smugness of experts challenged.The evidence Mahoney musters is compelling even without the interviews. Strong evidence of a Semitic population prospering in the region, then suffering hardship, then leaving suddenly and appearing later in Canaan as an established people with the name “Israel” is hard to dismiss. Some pieces of the pattern, like whether a particular tomb in the Avaris dig is the tomb of Joseph, may require more critical analysis. One particularly tantalizing piece of evidence is a manuscript in the University of Leiden, the Ipuwer Papyrus, that seems to describe the plagues as an eyewitness account, but this is denied by the “expert” Egyptologists who claim there are contradictions as well as parallels. Perhaps the film will motivate more study of this document.A running theme is the unwarranted bias of skeptics. Whether Finkelstein, or Rabbi Wolpe (interviewed by Michael Medved) or the curator at the museum of Leiden, all of them are shown to be dismissive of the Bible in spite of the evidence, primarily because they presuppose the Exodus occurred late, where no evidence for it exists. The Ipuwer Papyrus is dismissed out of hand by the curator because it is “far too early” for the events described in the Bible. The fall of Jericho and other Canaanite cities is dismissed by some archaeologists because there is no evidence of conquest in the assumed late date of Joshua. The patterns fit beautifully, Mahoney shows, if the dates are moved back 200 years. The audience chuckles when the skeptics try to claim that it doesn’t matter if the stories are true, because their spiritual meaning lives on. Mahoney lets the interviews and the evidence itself expose the anti-intellectual bias.Production-wise, the film’s quality is solid. A variety of camera angles, B-roll site shots and interviews, both seated and standing, keep viewer interest. The editing is well paced. The music works. Well-designed animations help viewers understand the chronological issues. Clips from Cecil B. DeMille’s epics are woven in.  The Passover is described well. Overall, though, the imagery has a dark aspect; there are no vivid colors, but instead, a predominance of high-contrast images and shadows.As far as it goes, Patterns of Exodus succeeds in arousing interest in the historicity of the Exodus and making a compelling case for the early date, without being pushy or dogmatic. A notable omission is evidence for the Red Sea crossing. This omission makes Questar’s documentary Exodus Revealed: Search for the Red Sea Crossing (2002) a good companion film.  Actually, Exodus Revealed (produced by the same people who do the Illustra films) preceded Mahoney’s approach by 13 years, using “patterns of evidence” to build a case for the historicity of the Exodus (settlement, escape, conquest at an early date), using some of the very same evidence presented by Mahoney. It has the added benefit of providing evidence for the Red Sea crossing and an alternative site for Mt. Sinai. In that light, Exodus Revealed may offer the more complete case (be sure to see the longer “Director’s Cut” version), whereas Patterns of Evidence had better marketing. Our theater was packed. The panelists all praised it highly. The ending showed that a book accompanies the film; the website advertises pre-orders for a DVD.  It remains to be seen what Mahoney will do next to get his message out. We can expect a skeptical backlash, too; don’t think for a minute that the skeptics will watch this documentary and say, “Well, what do you know; we were wrong.”The panelists agreed that one cannot have a reliable faith if the Bible stories are myths. Anne Graham Lotz considered unbelief in the Exodus story as a falling domino that topples the rest of the Bible, undermining the Passover, the Old Testament, the redemption of the “Lamb of God” Jesus Christ, and the New Testament epistles. You can’t pick and choose what Biblical narratives are factual and which are mythological, she argued. Prager said that the two pillars of Judaism are Creation and the Exodus. Would that the panelists would expand that theme (arguing for the historicity of these accounts) to the Flood accounts, too. It’s doubtful that any of the panelists are ready to accept a global flood, with a real Noah and a real ark bearing the only surviving humans and land animals not that long ago (certainly not millions of years ago).  But on what basis would they deny the same argument they garnered to support the truth of creation and the Exodus? We hope that Patterns of Evidence starts a trend back toward viewing the Bible as a reliable history source, and send a new generation of truth seekers looking for the patterns of evidence that support all of Genesis, including Adam and Eve, the Fall, and the Flood. The evidence is there; what may be lacking is the courage to muster it against the wrath and fury that would certainly result from challenging academia’s idols: Darwin and millions of years.last_img read more

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces dan rowinski What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Android#Samsung Samsung is expected to launch its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S 4, at a launch event at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on March 14th. The company sent invitations to a “Samsung Unpacked” event to the media this morning, telling them to “come meet the next Galaxy.” The much-anticipated Galaxy S 4 will be the next Samsung’s top-of-the-market Android device and follows last fall’s release of the Galaxy Note II in the company’s ever-expanding line of Galaxy devices. No firm details of what the Galaxy S 4 might entail have been released or even that the event on March 14th will indeed the the S 4. Samsung will likely unveil price and availability of the Galaxy S 4 at the launch event. We will be at Radio City Music Hall in March to get a first look at Samsung’s latest Galaxy flagship. Stay tuned to ReadWrite for the details. center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

first_imgTennessee fans cheer in support during a game.KNOXVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 16: Fans have painted their bodies in support of the University of Tennessee Volunteers during the game against the University of Florida Gators on September 16, 2006 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Gators won 21-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)You don’t have to worry about Kahlil McKenzie Jr. flipping to another school on National Signing Day, Tennessee fans. The five-star defensive tackle basically bleeds orange and white at this point. McKenzie, a 6-foot-3, 354-pound defensive lineman ranked the No. 6 player in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings, is as passionate a commit as we’ve seen. He’s talked trash about Tennessee’s rival schools. He’s helped recruit other top prospects to Knoxville. And he’s a very big fan of the song, Rocky Top.Here’s the elite recruit blasting Tennessee’s unofficial fight song in his car Tuesday morning. I will be blasting Rocky Top for the rest of the day #VolNation  pic.twitter.com/zeY13auBbm— Kahlil McKenzie Jr (@KM1_Era) February 3, 2015You’ve got a good one in McKenzie, Tennessee fans. The Volunteers’ 2015 class is ranked No. 4 in the country by 247 Sports’ Team Rankings.last_img read more

first_imgTo celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, Comic Relief and Oxfam have joined forces to put on a unique comedy gig at the Leicester Square Theatre on Thursday 8th March.The gig, called ‘Women Stand Up’ will feature an all-female line up with Kerry Godliman hosting a wonderful night of fresh raw talent and familiar faces.A host of comedy stars of the future and female comedy legends have already pledged their support, with Bridget Christie, Mae Martin, Shappi Khorsandi, Birthday Girls, Athena Kugblenu, Massive Dad, Evelyn Mok and some very special guests all appearing of the night.Nikki van der Gaag, Oxfam’s Director Women’s Rights and Gender Justice said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Comic Relief, to highlight the work that both charities fund to help women here in the UK and across the world gain power over their lives. Women are still more likely to live in poverty than men and until we tackle inequality we won’t end poverty. ‘Women Stand Up’ will be a night filled with sharp, funny and switched on women bringing a female perspective to life to celebrate International Women’s Day.”Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis said, “Red Nose Day has always benefited from the support of incredible British comic talent, so it seems right that this year we’re handing the mic over to some of the most exciting new names on the circuit, from writers to stand ups and actors. Oxfam has been a brilliant partner of ours from the very beginning – and is now one of the organisations through which the money raised through Red Nose Day is spent supporting women and girls living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world. It should be a great event.”‘Women Stand Up’ is the finale of a brand new series of Comic Relief Live gigs in support of this year’s Red Nose Day. John Bishop, Lenny Henry, Jo Brand, and Elis James have all hosted gigs introducing audiences to some of the most exciting up and comers on the British comedy circuit.To find out more and book your tickets visit rednoseday.com/comedy.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Officials at the City of Fort St. John say that plastics bags of all kinds will no longer be accepted by the City’s curbside recycling program.The City’s Integrated Services General Manager Victor Shopland gave a presentation at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, outlining some of the results of a survey that the City held for residents at the Trade Show earlier this Spring to give feedback on the recycling program. Shopland said that overall, residents are making use of the recycling program and are expressing satisfaction with the service. According to the survey, the vast majority of residents’ curbside garbage and recycling bins are between 75 percent and 100 percent full on collection days, with between 10 and 20 percent of those bins being overfull. Since the program’s inception three years ago, around 2 million kilograms of recycling has been collected in the City. Shopland said however that the current system of single-stream recycling can result in collection bins being easily contaminated with items that are not accepted. He explained that primarily, the City’s recycling sorting contractor is noticing that contaminated plastic bags and glass items make up the bulk of contamination in the recycling that is collected from residents. Shopland said that because of more stringent regulations regarding contaminated recycling from China – which was until recently was where the bulk of recycled goods in North America was sent – recycling businesses are also adopting more stringent rules around what is being accepted in recycling. In his report to Council, he said that the Peace River Regional District is no longer accepting plastic films, which includes plastic bags of all types, into single-stream recycling.Council voted in favour of the City starting a pilot program that will see the Northern Environmental Action Team contracted to place new stickers on residents’ recycling bins with an updated list of allowable items in the recycling. NEAT will also be conducting inspections of residents’ bins to look for heavy contamination of recycling and placing warning stickers on heavily-contaminated bins.The new rules that exclude plastic bags from curbside recycling will go into effect in July. The City says that plastic bags will still be accepted at local recycling depots, along with glass, and other items that are able to be recycled.last_img read more

first_imgAhmedabad: The Congress on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “cynically exploiting” the issue of national security to divert attention from his “colossal failures” and “persistent falsehoods”. The strong attack on the prime minister came in a party resolution passed at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) which was chaired by party president Rahul Gandhi and attended by all senior leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day “Congress party expresses its strong disappointment that the prime minister is cynically exploiting the issue of national security, on which we are all united, to divert attention from his colossal failures, bogus claims and persistent falsehoods,” the resolution passed by the CWC said. The CWC sends a “stern and unequivocal” message to India’s enemies that the country stands united and resolute as one to confront and defeat their nefarious agenda, it said. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty India is a resilient democracy, proud of its brave armed forces. It shall never be defeated by forces of violence and terror, the resolution said. “An atmosphere of fear and insecurity is all pervasive particularly among women, students, academics, writers and the business community; there are deliberate attacks on the constitutional and other safeguards for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, OBCs and minorities; and there is subversion of all institutions of governance,” the strongly worded resolution said. The Congress said it will approach the people of India with humility to seek their support in the general elections for itself and its allies in different states. The party said it seeks a “mandate for better governance and accountability, to repair the grave damage caused to our democratic polity, economy and society by the Modi government, a mandate for change to restore the health of the Indian economy, for job creation, social justice and harmony”. Briefing reporters after the CWC meeting, senior party leader Anand Sharma said the Congress is committed to restoring the health of the Indian economy which has been collapsing due to the “monumental mismanagement” under Prime Minister Modi and his government. “The working committee has met in the backdrop of terror attacks. The nation has spoken in one voice. The PM is seeking to divide the nation. The PM is questioning the commitment and patriotism of his and the BJP’s political opponents ahead of the elections,” Sharma said. The prime minister is exploiting the emotions and sentiments of the people to deflect attention from his failure and non-deliverance of promises made in 2014, he alleged. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has said the party will not allow Prime Minister Modi to once again “mislead and befool” the people, Sharma said.last_img read more

first_imgTangier – Abdallah Ouzad, the Amazigh actor and theater director was found dead under suspicious circumstances Sunday morning in his room at the Cesar Hotel in Tangier, where he was attending the Tangier Film Festival.The local police are investigating to determine the cause of death once an autopsy of the body is performed.According to Al-Akhbar daily,the 54 year old actor was found dead in room number 101 by the hotel’s housekeeping staff, but the cause of death is unknown. According to the same source, the initial investigations by the police seem to suggest that Ouzad died of heart failure, and that he suffered from asthma.Ouzad leaves behind a huge artistic legacy. Starting out as an amateur actor in Sale, playing in the successful movie “Horses of God” and directing the Amazigh theater “IKBOUREN,” Abdallah Ouzad joins the list of the great Moroccan artists who have left the cinematic scene.Ouzad was born in Sale in 1960, and was the husband of the Moroccan painter Sharifa EL-HAMRI. He is considered to be the founder and the godfather of the Amazigh theater in Morocco. Edited by Elisabeth Myers © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Oakland Raiders’ starting quarterback Jason Campbell broke his collarbone during the team’s 24-17 win against the Cleveland Browns Sunday. With only Kyle Boller and former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who was selected by the Raiders in the NFL’s supplemental draft on Aug. 22, on their roster, Oakland completed a Tuesday trade that brought former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer to the team. Pryor, Oakland’s No. 3 quarterback, may have a chance to lead the Raiders offense as a result of Campbell’s injury, but not this season. After being suspended for first five games of the Buckeyes’ 2011 season, Pryor departed OSU on June 7 to pursue a professional career, and was selected by Oakland in the third round of supplemental draft. Pryor was suspended from games and practices through Week 5 of the NFL season by commissioner Roger Goodell, and was not on the Raiders’ active roster for Sunday’s game against the Browns. Though Pryor will join the Raiders’ active roster this week for Oakland’s game against Kansas City, Vittorio Tafur, a Raiders beat writer for the San Fransisco Chronicle, said Pryor won’t be seeing the field any time soon. In addition to dropping on the team’s depth chart as a result of the trade for Palmer, Tafur said Pryor was nowhere close to being ready to play. “Palmer is going to come in and be the starter,” Tafur said. “Pryor missed five weeks on suspension with no practice time, so he probably goes back to being a project.” Tafur added that Pryor, who would be the third-string quarterback behind Palmer and Kyle Boller, will benefit from watching from the sideline. “That will give (Pryor) plenty of time to learn going into training camp next year,” he said. “I think this is probably good for (Pryor).” Kevin Noon, managing editor of Buckeyegrove.com, agreed with Tafur. “At this point I don’t see Pryor being a very viable option,” Noon said. “Could (Pryor) go in there and do a little something here or a little something there for a set or something? Sure, but the NFL game is not built the way the college game is.” Pryor quarterbacked for three seasons at OSU, though his entire junior season, which included a victory against Arkansas in the 2011 Sugar Bowl, was vacated. Pryor, along with five other players, received improper benefits in the form of tattoos for selling OSU football memorabilia. Former coach Jim Tressel also failed to self-report the violations and knowingly fielded a team with ineligible players. Tafur said the Raiders won’t attempt to experiment with Pryor at other positions. “It’s been clear that the plan, as of now, is definitely quarterback (for Pryor),” Tafur said. “I think they’ll definitely give him a full training camp before they decide to alter that plan. I’m sure in the back of their minds, there’s always the possibility. As of now, Pryor is strictly a quarterback.” Noon added that there are no certainties, given Pryor’s employer. “But we are talking about the Oakland Raiders,” Noon said. “If there’s ever a team to sit there and kind of do things sideways, it would be the Raiders.” read more