NBA: No go

first_imgMOST READ View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fact, the POC worked nonstop to get Clarkson into the 12-man lineup, securing the green light both from the Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (Inasgoc) and the Olympic Council of Asia, co-organizers of the continental sportsfest.“We tried our very best. Your Philippine sports leaders worked round the clock. So many sleepless nights. We were one clearance away … from a dear friend of the Filipino people. The NBA. Or so we thought,” said Gregorio.“Unfortunately, it fell on deaf ears. They applied a rule. A rule that will never be understood,” he added.Frank, however, clarified that Clarkson could see action for the Philippines in the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers and other tournaments under the Fiba calendar.National coach Yeng Guiao said they would request that Don Trollano replace Clarkson, who is also being eyed as the flag-bearer of the Philippine delegation, in the roster.ADVERTISEMENT 272 Asian Games athletes meet Duterte in Malacañang Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES “I am at a loss for words. All I can say is ‘NBA, you broke our hearts,’” said POC secretary general Patrick Gregorio immediately after the NBA released the jaw-dropper on Sunday.“You broke the hearts of 100 million Filipinos. We will never forget this,” added Gregorio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’NBA spokesperson Tim Frank said the Asian Games is excluded from the list of competitions agreed upon by the league and the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) where NBA players can wear their national colors.The NBA put the hammer down and officially barred the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard from playing in the Asiad after the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas tried to iron the kinks for almost three weeks. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The Philippines will send a 12-man team to the Asian Games composed mostly of Rain or Shine players in an effort to improve on its seventh-place finish in the 2014 Incheon Games.The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) made a last-minute push but failed to tap the services of Jordan Clarkson for the Asian Games.Veteran guard Chris Tiu admitted having Clarkson play for the Philippines in Indonesia was a “long shot.”Tiu, one of five Rain or Shine players in the national team, said there’s just one too many hurdles to go through.“To begin with we never really expected him to be available anyway because it’s really a long shot,” said Tiu, an original member of the Gilas program formed in 2009.Still, the 33-year-old Tiu commended the SBP’s efforts to get Clarkson, who was included in the final lineup.The Philippine team flies to Jakarta on Sunday night.Gilas opens its campaign on Thursday against Kazakhstan before clashing with China on Aug. 21. —WITH A REPORT FROM MARK GIONGCO, INQUIRER.NETSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Jordan Clarkson TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTOThe National Basketball Association has provided the downer to what was initially billed as a festive mood for Philippine basketball with Jordan Clarkson in the coming 18th Asian Games.After pulling out all the stops for Clarkson’s inclusion, the Philippine Olympic Committee expressed utmost dismay after the Filipino-American was not allowed by the NBA to suit up for the men’s basketball team in Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Journeyman Lee Gwan Hee says PBA stint helped his career

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lee was part of Phoenix’s inaugural team that competed in the PBA 2015-2016 season with the Korean wingman playing in the league’s Governors’ Cup.This was the season that the league experimented with having an Asian import and Lee, despite playing just an average of 17.3 minutes per game during the eliminations, had his best game in the playoffs.Lee averaged 7.6 points in the eliminations but exploded for 24 points, on 9-of-10 shooting, with six rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block but it came in a 136-125 loss to TNT.The 6-foot-2 Korean even joked that he should be playing overseas instead of Korea.“Maybe Korea isn’t the place where I need to play,” joked Lee as he poked fun at his Seoul head coach Lee Sangmin. “Definitely the time I played in the Philippines helped be become a better player.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lee, though, is back with his old team in Seoul and he was instrumental in the Samsung Thunders’ 85-73 dismantling of Shandong in the Asia League The Terrific 12.Seoul, with great help from Lee, advanced to the semifinals of the pocket tournament held here in Macau and will face Guangzhou in the penultimate round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLee, though, credited his stint in the Philippines as a major help in his development as a basketball player.“Because of the time I played in the Philippines, I have confidence in playing abroad so that’s why I can do good in Japan and Macau,” said Lee with the help of a translator Wednesday at Studio City Events Center. View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Seoul Samsung Thunders vs Shandong Xiwang during The Asia League’s ‘The Terrific 12’ at Studio City Event Center on 19 September 2018, in Macau, Macau. Photo by Chung Yan Man / Power Sport Images for Asia LeagueMACAU—Lee Gwan Hee has been a journeyman when it comes to his basketball career.It’s not that he bounced around teams while playing for limited minutes, but he did play not just in his native Korean Basketball League but also in the PBA and the B.League.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Seoul jolts Shandong, makes Terrific 12 semis Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more

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Egypt Observes 3rd Year Anniversary of Revolution

first_imgAlthough all is not well as expected after toppling Hosni Mubarak in 2011, the Arab Republic of Egypt has proudly commemorated its third year of revolution on January 25, 2014.Citizens of Egypt having felt the “dictatorial regime” of Hosni Mubarak for over 30 years took to the street at Tahrir Square in Cairo and called on the President to resign his post.After months of resistance against his regime, President Mubarak relinquished his post and was subsequently taken to court to be tried for alleged human rights abuses in that country.Speaking during a very brief reception marking the observance of the day at his residential compound, Egyptian Ambassador accredited near Monrovia, Sameh Lotfi acknowledged that during Mubarak’s regime, there were many negative aspects of his country’s society; and therefore a change was needed.Before and during the revolution, Ambassador Lotfi stressed that there were many innocent victims of the Egyptian revolution who needed some time to treat their wounds, assuring, “Egypt is better now, and will be much better in the near future.”“I am not talking about optimism or pessimism.  I am talking about facts.  We are now more secure, we have a very strong and professional police organization that deals with partiality, integrity, and neutrality with all parties,” he asserted.He added that the celebration was also in commemoration of the annual day of Egyptian Police whose sacrifices and devotion have been demonstrated over the years.Ambassador Lotfi also told all of the ambassadors and government officials that attended the occasion that, presently, Egypt has a balanced constitution and the government respects human rights.He furthered that preparations are underway to have an elected president and parliament, noting that the world knows everything about Egypt and would judge the end of its current activities.Speaking on behalf of the Liberian Government, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sylvester Grigsby said the aftermath of revolution usually sets into motion processes of social scrimmages and dissolution.He said amidst these situations, it requires the collective will of body politic (The people of a politically organized nation or state considered as a group) to ensure that these processes result in integration and stability for progress and development.Recalling Liberia’s years of turbulence, Minister Grigsby intoned that Liberians have to appreciate the Egyptian people’s yearning for democracy.He said as a result of the struggle for democracy in Egypt, a new constitution has been adopted. Minister Grigsby also expressed sympathy on behalf of Liberia to the people of Egypt for the loss of lives suffered during the period of the revolution.He recalled that Egypt’s cradle of civilization impacted Africa and the world over, and its (Egypt) relationship with Liberia is highly recognized by citizens of the country (Liberia).Egypt is on record for sending medical doctors to assist Liberia in the healthcare delivery system and for providing scholarships for Liberian students to study there.Meanwhile, instability still looms over Egypt as the country celebrates its third year of revolutionary success.Since the ousting of Muslim Brotherhood Leader Mohammed Morsi last year, there have been a series of violent demonstrations and clashes with the police and military.A day to January 25 there were four bomb blasts in Cairo, killing 49 persons and leaving infrastructure damaged.   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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GOGEC hosts reception for GIPEX delegates

first_imgThe Guyana Oil and Gas Energy Chamber of Commerce (GOGEC) has hosted a reception for the delegates attending the Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit in an effort to forge networking to better understand the oil and gas industry.Headed by former Trade Minister Manniram Prashad, GOGEC was formed to educate Guyanese about the oil and gas industry, as Guyana is set to beginGOGEC Chairman Manniram Prashad chats with one of the delegates of the GIPEX summitpetroleum production in 2020.At the reception, hosted at Palm Court, Prashad disclosed that the event is to form bonds as GOGEC seeks to be more educated on the emerging industry, about which Guyanese know nothing.“As we learn, we want to disaggregate information to all Guyanese, because Guyanese in general do not know what this oil and gas industry is really about; we have to learn. As we learn, we want to go into the communities to disseminate information, so that people will know what is in store for them. They must not have too high expectations, but they must know what is in store for them, and how (this) can benefit all Guyanese,” Prashad noted.Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, in brief remarks, noted that it is important to welcome visitors into Guyana, especially those visitors who can make a tremendous impact.“It is pretty obvious, when you look at our world market, (that) the discovery ofA section of the gathering on Friday eveningbauxite and manganese in the 1950s will not have (as) tremendous (an) impact as the discovery of petroleum and gas; and it is fitting that we should go out of our way to welcome those who can help us to develop this industry, and develop it very quickly,” Greenidge noted.The GIPEX Summit, organised to better inform Guyanese stakeholders about the emerging oil and gas sector, its potential in stabilizing Guyana’s Economy, and other mitigating factors, concluded on Fridaylast_img read more

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Lorig part of changes at Stanford

first_imgatmosphere now and a great one. It’s great to come out and play football and he’s just sort of revitalized everybody. “You can just feel the attitudes and personalities of the team and players changing for the better.” After redshirting during his first year, the 6-foot-4, 250-pound Lorig played in all 12 games last season and had three catches for 21 yards and made six tackles on special teams. His move to defense for this season came by mutual agreement with the coaching staff, he said. “We switched to the 4-3 defense . . . I always felt like I had a defensive mentality, but was on offense,” Lorig said. “From switching to the 4-3, I felt like it was an opportunity to try something out. So far, it’s worked out pretty well. We needed some defensive ends and it’s something I wanted to do. “It’s a comfortable position. It feels really natural to me, more than it did at tight end.” This season, he’s made 14 tackles with 11/2 for a loss. Last week, he had a career-best eight tackles against Arizona State. Lorig’s appearance at the Coliseum today will certainly rekindle a few memories for USC fans, who remember the drawn-out decision Lorig endured when deciding which college to attend. USC coach Pete Carroll envisioned Lorig as a fullback, but ultimately lost his recruit to Northern California. Lorig was hardly eager to relive the episode. “It feels like such a long time ago,” he said. “People here don’t bring it up. It’s a lesson learned in the past. “I don’t really want to go into it. It is what it was and I want to move on past that.” And on he goes. He’s looking forward to not only today’s game, but running into family members and a number of friends. Among his former Peninsula High teammates in attendance will be Carroll’s son, Nate. And Lorig holds out no hope of trying to coax the younger Carroll to switch his allegiance for a game. “That would definitely be a longshot,” Lorig said with a laugh. “I’m sure he’ll be down there and it will be nice to see him, too.” phil.collin@dailybreeze.com160Want 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 MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityWell, according to the Daily Breeze rankings at that moment, it was West Torrance, which was another development he had a hard time wrapping his sharp mind around. Yet Lorig, a redshirt sophomore, has a few more pressing issues on his mind, like helping Stanford survive its first road trip of the season today when the Cardinal (1-3) take on No. 2 USC (4-0) at the Coliseum. If it appears a mismatch is looming, you won’t catch that vibe from Stanford, even if the Cardinal are rebuilding and they’ve been beleaguered by injuries, which include starting quarterback T.C. Ostrander’s seizure at a restaurant last weekend. Lorig, for one, is excited at the prospect of having three full seasons under Harbaugh. “He’s like new blood. It’s almost like a transfusion or something,” said Lorig, who switched from tight end to defensive end this season. “It’s a refreshing football Even over the phone, it wasn’t difficult to tell that Erik Lorig was stunned. “Wow,” the Stanford defensive end said. “Times change fast.” He could have been talking about the reversal in attitude around The Farm since Jim Harbaugh took over as the Cardinal coach. Exuberance abounds, even if Stanford is still struggling on the football field, because of the fired-up first-year coach. But what really horrified Lorig was that his alma mater, Peninsula High, had started the season with a 1-3 record. After a pause, he asked which team was atop the South Bay. last_img read more

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Zine seeks funding for pool project

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Neighborhood residents consider the public swimming pool to be a crucial part of the Lanark Recreation Center, the only park and recreation facility within several miles of Canoga Park. It was closed in 2002 due to damage dating back to the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. A recent audit by city Controller Laura Chick said that six of 54 municipal swimming pools are closed while 24 others have very poor infrastructure. Another audit criticized the Department of Recreation and Parks for holding onto $21.5 million in a fund designed to pay program expenses. Zine’s motion suggests using money from that fund to cover the additional expenses for the Lanark pool. The head of the department said when the audit came out that the money might be needed for large, multimillion-dollar infrastructure projects like golf course rehabilitations. Recreation and Parks officials said Monday they have not yet decided how the fund will be spent, and that they will not know details about the cost of the Lanark repair until construction bids come in. “It’s really too early for us to say yes or no,” said Jane Kolb, spokeswoman for the department. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Councilman Dennis Zine wants the city to fund the restoration of the long-shuttered Lanark Park swimming pool despite rising costs that could tack nearly $2 million to the project and further delay its reopening. The West San Fernando Valley representative introduced a motion Friday to fund the Canoga Park pool after engineers said escalating construction costs would likely add $1.8 million to the $4.4 million repair bill. “It’s been out of service for (four years),” Zine said. “It’s a lower-income area with a lot of children and what we have is the need to get the children into something positive, particularly when it’s a hot summer day in the San Fernando Valley. That’s why we made this pool a priority.” The extra $1.8 million, due to rising construction material costs, must be allocated in the budget by May if the pool is to reopen by June 2007, according to Zine’s motion. last_img read more

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DONEGAL YOUTH COUNCIL TO SHOWCASE ITS SUCCESS!

first_imgThe Donegal Youth Council 2012-2014 will hold a celebration showcase event tomorrow (Saturday) in the Regional Cultural Centre.The event will mark the end of a very successful two year term for the current Youth Council who have completed a number of major projects, including their award winning SPARKS mental health roadshow, SHAM sexual health website and LGBT Chalk It Up School Initiatives.Youth Councillors will be joined by Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council John Campbell and other invited county councillors, as well as their parents and family. The event gets underway at 5pm, with food and refreshments served from 4.30pm. DONEGAL YOUTH COUNCIL TO SHOWCASE ITS SUCCESS! was last modified: August 29th, 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:donegalDonegal Youth Councillast_img read more

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Google: Chinese censorship ‘compromised our principles’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“I think it’s interesting that the expectations of people with respect to what happens to their data seems to be different than what is actually happening,” he said. Google has battled the U.S. Justice Department in court seeking to limit the amount of information the government can get about users’ Internet searches. It also says it has not participated in any programs with the National Security Agency to collect Internet communications without warrants. Google’s free e-mail service is among the Internet’s most popular. Brin visited Washington to ask U.S. senators to approve a plan that would prevent telephone and cable companies from collecting premium fees from companies such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! for faster delivery of their services. Brin, dressed casually in jeans, sneakers and a black sport jacket, said he wasn’t sure whether he changed any lawmakers’ minds. Google’s China-approved Web service omits politically sensitive information that might be retrieved during Internet searches, such as details about the 1989 suppression of political unrest in Tiananmen Square. Its agreement with China has provoked considerable criticism from human rights groups. WASHINGTON – Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin acknowledged Tuesday the dominant Internet company has compromised its principles by accommodating Chinese censorship demands. He said Google is wrestling to make the deal work before deciding whether to reverse course. Meeting with reporters near Capitol Hill, Brin said Google had agreed to the censorship demands only after Chinese authorities blocked its service in that country. Google’s rivals accommodated the same demands – which Brin described as “a set of rules that we weren’t comfortable with” – without international criticism, he said. “We felt that perhaps we could compromise our principles but provide ultimately more information for the Chinese and be a more effective service and perhaps make more of a difference,” Brin said. Brin also addressed Internet users’ expectations of privacy in an era of increased government surveillance, saying Americans misunderstand the limited safeguards of their personal electronic information. “Perhaps now the principled approach makes more sense,” Brin said. The Paris-based group Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday that Google’s main Web site, www.google.com, was no longer accessible in most Chinese provinces due to censorship efforts, and that it was completely inaccessible throughout China on May 31. Brin said Google is trying to improve its censored search service, Google.cn, before deciding whether to reverse course. He said virtually all the company’s customers in China use the non-censored service. “It’s perfectly reasonable to do something different, to say, `Look, we’re going to stand by the principle against censorship and we won’t actually operate there.’ That’s an alternate path,” Brin said. “It’s not where we chose to go right now, but I can sort of see how people came to different conclusions about doing the right thing.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Loopy Cosmology Goes Abstract

first_imgA physicist from Warsaw standing by a Picasso painting finds convergence with his thinking about the origin of the universe.  The caption on Science Daily reads, “The lines in the painting are fairly similar to graphs showing the evolution of quantum states of the gravitational field in loop quantum gravity.”  The cosmologist is Prof. Jerzy Lewandowski, and the painting is Picasso’s The Kitchen.  What kind of cosmological stew has Lewandowski cooked up?    The article is just one in a recent trend to reach outside reality in order to try to understand reality:What was the Big Bang and what happened before it?  Scientists from the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw have attempted to answer the question.  Within the framework of loop quantum gravity they have put forward a new theoretical model, which might prove useful for validating hypotheses about events prior to the Big Bang.  This achievement is one of the few models describing the full Einstein’s theory and not merely its greatly simplified version.Some red flags pop up immediately in this paragraph.  The Big Bang was supposed to represent the beginning of spacetime itself.  By definition, nothing happened “before” it.  And if a “theoretical model…might prove useful for validating hypotheses,” at what point does this become a scientific activity?    The article goes on to boast about how Lewandowski and others are trying to unify relativity with quantum gravity, a long-standing wish by cosmologists who have not been able to figure out how these “mutually exclusive” theories, both validated by experiment, can be simultaneously true.  To get there, Lewandowski had to invoke a theoretical fabric of quantum threads so small 1066 would fit in a square centimeter.  Obviously such entities will not be amenable to observation any time soon.    Lewandowski explained that he still keeps the flow of time beginning at the Big Bang: “It is worthy of note that time is nonexistent at the beginning of the model,” he said.  “Nothing happens.  Action and dynamics appear as the interrelation between the fields when we begin to pose questions about how one object relates to another.”  This, however, begs the question of how the fields emerged, and whether relationships can hold outside of time.  While he is figuring this out, he admitted there is still a long way to go.  “We are curious ourselves to find out what will happen,” he said.    Lewandowski is not the only one claiming to have insight into hidden things.  PhysOrg proudly reported, “Scientists find first evidence that many universes exist.”  One Big Bang is seeming so 1999.  “Perhaps this was the beginning of everything, but lately a few scientists have been wondering if something could have come before that, setting up the initial conditions for the birth of our universe.”  Don’t think for a minute that they are admitting the possibility of God.  They are looking at circular patterns in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) and calling them “bruises” in our universe from bumps by other universes.  Again, though, “The researchers emphasize that more work is needed to confirm this claim,” the article admitted.  Readers might recall that Roger Penrose last month offered a proposal to detect a multiverse (see 11/28/2010 and PhysOrg; see also “Multiverse Explanations Are Fashionable, If Not Justifiable,” 02/22/2010).    Whatever “happened” before, if such a concept has any meaning, what happened after is surprising.  Space.com continued another theme prominent within the last decade: the grand finale came first.  “Whopping Celestial Baby Boom Revealed in Early Universe” trumpeted the headline.  Observations by the Herschel Space Telescope show an “astonishing” scale and rate of star formation in the early universe (cf. 01/08/2002, 09/21/2005, 04/02/2009; but balance with 08/26/2009).  “The new glimpse of such a productive early universe – seen as it looked 3 billion years after the Big Bang – may change the way scientists think about star formation.”    Maybe they should think outside the materialistic box.  One of the leading astronomers of the 20th century died last week – Dr. Allan Sandage.  He became a theist and a Christian late in life.  Nature claimed in its obituary, “In mid-career, Allan became deeply concerned about the meaning of life.  He studied the Bible and spoke in public about science and religion as ‘two separate closets in the same house’.  In the end he highly valued Christian philosophy, but did not find faith.”  This claim by Gustav A. Tammann is contradicted by Sandage’s own words, found in an article at Leadership University, where he said, “If the world must simply be understood by a materialistic reductionalist nihilism, it would make no sense at all.  For this, Romans 1:19-21 seems profound.  And the deeper any scientist pushes his work, the more profound it does indeed become.”  In addition, an obituary in The Telegraph UK quotes him saying in 1983, “I could not live a life full of cynicism.  I chose to believe, and a peace of mind came over me.”The equations, models and schemes of a blind man can be all self-consistent in his own imagination, without having any connection to reality (07/29/2010, 06/17/2010).  “Materialistic reductionalist nihilism” is a trap that leads to a dead end (10/05/2010).  It cannot satisfy.  It leads to a comedy of absurdities (03/19/2010).  Embrace the only world view that is not only consistent but connects with reality.  Start with that profound passage Sandage recommended (Romans 1:19-21) and continue reading from there.(Visited 34 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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SA, IEA to cooperate on cleaner energy

first_img20 October 2011 South Africa has signed a work plan with the International Energy Agency (IEA) that will see the country moving closer to realising its objectives on cleaner energy. Signed by Energy Minister Dipuo Peters and IEA executive director Maria van der Hoeven at an IEA ministerial meeting in Paris on Tuesday, the work plan will result in cooperation in areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy. “This will help to contribute to South Africa’s efforts towards a cleaner and more efficient energy future,” Department of Energy said in a statement. The plan comes after the IEA and South Africa signed a memorandum of understanding on energy issues in July. The two-day meeting, which ended on Wednesday, saw 37 ministers from 28 member countries and nine partner countries of the IEA, including South Africa, coming together to talk about energy security and sustainability. Other partner countries include Brazil, China and India. The IEA ministerial meeting, held once every two years, came at a time when new challenges are emerging. These include the political changes in Arab and North African countries; the calling on the IEA to release strategic oil stock; the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster in Japan, which aroused global concerns on nuclear safety; the Deepwater Horizon incident last year, which highlighted oil pollution; and ongoing high oil prices relating to financial market volatility. Seminars focused on government and industry coordination to tackle investment challenges, ways to enhance comprehensive energy security and short-term oil market perspective, among others. Given the negative impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and political turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa on oil-sector investment, the draft of IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2011 – to be formally published in November – indicated “a more positive future outlook” for gas, and predicted global primary gas demand to reach 5.1-trillion cubic meters in 2035. The energy outlook report may have to reassess the demand for coal and natural gas, IEA senior energy analyst Pawel Olejarnik confirmed to the media recently. Source: BuaNews-Xinhualast_img read more

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