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Hylton’s suspension fundamentally repugnant – Crowne

first_img NATURAL JUSTICE Crowne said that the provisional suspension not only violates WADA’s code, but also the code of the Anti-Doping Act as he questioned JADCO’s authority to issue such a suspension when it is the same entity bringing the case against his client. “That process is completely at odds with – forget even sports law, basic natural justice principles,” Crowne said. “There’s no way that survives. It’s exactly like if a police officer arrests you and says ‘for your bail hearing, you’re going to appear before the Commissioner of Police.’ People would laugh at that process. “This is how JADCO has been doing it since 2008 and there are dozens of athletes who have been affected by this. They’ve either given up or just said ‘let’s just get to the main hearing.’ JADCO has no ability to conduct its own hearing. That is fundamentally repugnant.” Crowne said he is pushing this matter, not only for Hylton but also for future athletes who may find themselves in a similar situation. He describes it as being of “great national importance” that JADCO acts within the rules of the Anti-Doping Act. JADCO’s attorney Lackston Robinson argued against Crowne’s suspension appeal, saying that it will raise what he described as jurisdictional issues, as he claimed the independent panel overseeing the case has no authority to make a decision on the matter. The day’s proceedings took longer than expected as it lasted just under two and a half hours. This was also because the two sides in the matter had a lengthy debate on the deadline for submitting documents to be presented as evidence in the trial. The date of the official hearing was set for May 30 and 31 at 10 a.m. each day, however the preliminary hearing will continue at 2:30 this afternoon at the same venue. The independent panel overseeing the hearing consists of Chairperson Georgia Gibson-Henlin QC, Japheth Ford, the medical representative and Denise Forrest, the sports representative. Riker Hylton’s attorney, Dr. Emir Crowne, said he had a busier day than he had expected in the preliminary anti-doping hearing of the 400 metres sprinter at the Jamaica Conference Centre, in Kingston yesterday. Crowne set out to prove that the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) had “fundamentally violated” World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules by provisionally suspending the national athlete while he faces trial. In doing this, he also requested that the suspension be lifted, much like 400m sprint hurdler Kaliese Spencer’s attorney Paul Greene did in her case on Wednesday. Spencer and Hylton, although involved in separate cases, are both alleged to have failed to submit or evaded a sample request by a collection officer, under Article 2.3 of JADCO’s rules. However, both athletes deny these allegations.last_img read more

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Phoenix has no plans of going on early vacation in Commissioner’s Cup

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Without Curry or top seed, Warriors face different playoffs Alas said the addition of White in the first import conference would help them keep their pace and remain stable until the final minutes of the game.“I told James right from the start that he can dominate games without scoring heavily, without having the ball,” said Alas in Filipino. “I told him that he will be a great help to us defensively and in rebounding.”White, fresh from his collegiate days with Georgia Tech, was the driving force behind Kia’s entry into the 2016 Governors’ Cup as he led the Enforcer to a 6-5 record in the franchise’s only playoff appearance.“The offense will naturally go through him, he will receive many touches and he can dominate by playing very excellent defense and grabbing a lot of rebounds,” said Alas of the 24-year-old White.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 Phoenix head coach Louie Alas.Despite showing promise, Phoenix faltered out of the PBA Philippine Cup even before the start of the quarterfinals, losing to TNT in the playoff for the eighth spot.And head coach Louie Alas has no plans for a repeat of that again in the Commissioner’s Cup starting April 22.ADVERTISEMENT With import James White in tow, the Fuel Masters are looking to crash the playoff party of the season’s second conference.“I have no plans of going on an early vacation,” said Alas Thursday at the Fuel Masters’ practice facility at Upper Deck Sports Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPhoenix had two do-or-die games at the end of the Philippine Cup. The Fuel Masters first turned back Globalport, 104-100, to stay in the quarterfinals conversation but lost to TNT in the 8th seed playoff, 118-97.Alas said the Fuel Masters’ biggest flaw of the Philippine Cup was their inability to finish games. Of the Fuel Masters’ six losses, four were decided by 5.25 points. MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more

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Govt seeks to revive reintegration of teen moms programme

first_imgThe Education Ministry in a move to have teenage mothers reintegrated into the school system has begun advertising for interested persons to indicate such interest.Speaking with Guyana Times, Chief Education Officer Olato Sam said that advertisements have commenced in order to gather candidates and a consultant to begin the process of reintegration into the school system.According to the CEO, it is expected that the process of reintegration is initiated soon since “there is a consultancy that is about to commence that is going to address that.”Earlier in 2016, it was recognised by the Education Minister to have school aged mothers reintegrated into the learning system, in their mission to overcome the difficulties and introduce new means to enhance the education system. This call was endorsed by First Lady Sandra Granger and other entities, including Women Across Differences (WAD).At that time, it was highlighted by Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine that to have this implementation would result in the creation of “better all rounded citizens” and “a better society.” When school aged girls do not return to school after giving birth, he pointed out, creates an overburden of the welfare system and could possibly leave space for exploitation of women, thus increasing the illiteracy rate.The programme to reintegrate teenage mothers into the school system was launched on April 15, 2008. The programme was launched under the theme “Assisting to Achieve Quality Education through Reintegration” and had started in 2007 but was officially launched in 2008.The initiative is in keeping with the millennium development goals and targets youths.last_img read more

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Linden’s 2nd annual ‘Freedom Fest’ launched

first_imgEmancipation Day observancesLinden is this year again observing Emancipation Day with the hosting of ‘Freedom Fest’. Member of Parliament (MP) Jermaine Figueira is collaborating with the Right Start Foundation to host this second annual celebration of Emancipation Day in the community in this unique way.Member of Parliament Jermaine Figueira and others at launch of the Linden Freedom Fest activityThe celebration, which will be observed on July 31 and August 1, will showcase an array of African culture, including food, music, fashion and dance. It was officially launched on Saturday.Having recognised that there was no serious focus on the celebration of Emancipation in 2017, MP Figueira, with his brother and friends, decided to put together a small event. The initiative was well received, and support for its continuation started to pour in.“Since then, we have decided to make it an annual event; this year being the second (year of its staging) with a different focus”, MP Figueira outlined.He said the idea this year is in keeping with His Excellency President David Granger’s vision of holistic community development. The focus will be on the promotion of a family-oriented activity both in support and recognition of African heritage and culture.“It is our desire, in promoting this important event, to encourage our people to recognise that Emancipation is not about freedom from slavery alone, but (from) every aspect of oppression, and moreso mental bondage.“We, the people in this community, (which) is predominantly of African descendants, must recognise the importance of accepting and appreciating (ourselves), and recognising each other as brothers and sisters…. Help them by supporting their businesses to build the economy of their brotherhood, their families, and evidently the community”, he explained.Additionally, the MP noted that Emancipation Day celebrations should largely be about people staying at home and participating in noteworthy family activities: having fun; consuming healthy, enjoyable foods; and partaking of educational experiences in a safe, clean and family-oriented environment.This year’s event will be hosted at the Wisroc playfield at Wismar, and will see representation from all eight constituencies of Region 10, including Linden, Rockstone, Kwakwani and Ituni.It will also see numerous competitive activities, including cook-outs, best village, largest contingent in African attire, best dressed family and couple, best dressed male and female child, among other things.“We are very much thankful for the assistance given to us from the various ministries and businesses; for (their) coming on board to make this event a success. Special thanks to Minister Harmon for personally contributing in a massive way, making it possible for all the constituencies in our township to participate. Next year it is promising to be bigger, and we are aiming for His Excellency to be in attendance”, the MP noted.last_img read more

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Burnley complete signing of James Tarkowski from Brentford

first_img James Tarkowski 1 Burnley have completed the protracted signing of James Tarkowski from Brentford for an undisclosed fee.The 23-year-old defender has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal at Turf Moor to bring an end to a lengthy and acrimonious transfer saga.Tarkowski angered Brentford when he refused to play against Burnley in their televised clash on January 15 due to the speculation linking him with the Clarets.The former Oldham centre-half was subsequently disciplined and left out of Brentford’s next two games, before Burnley boss Sean Dyche finally got his man on deadline day.Dyche said: “James is a player I have known for a couple of seasons and I’ve monitored his progress from Oldham, right the way through to now.“He is at a good age and has gained a lot of experience over the last couple of seasons and I feel he can be a big part of us going forwards in the future.“We want competition in all areas and we have been a little bit light in that area all season, so we feel he’s a very good player and an excellent signing for the club, both now and for the future.”last_img read more

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WATCH: Polish goalkeeper Sebastian Nowak SCORES late header

first_imgCheck out this stunning late equaliser by goalkeeper Sebastian Nowak.The 34-year-old currently plays for Polish side Termalica in the Polish top flight.Wisla defender Wilde-Donald Guerrier scored late on to give the home side a 2-1 lead two minutes into added time. Then visitors got a corner a minute later and Nowak popped up, heading home to snatch his side a point – see above!Drivetime video: The best of Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema – Can Man City stop the Real Madrid trio?last_img

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Martz, Sherman, Haslett added to unemployed list

first_img Such is the way of the NFL. If there’s a “hot” coaching prospect out there, try to get to him as soon as possible before the competition grabs him. And there’s a lot of competition this year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Four coaches were let go on “Black Monday,” the day after the regular season ends and the traditional day for firing coaches. Martz, Capers, Mike Sherman of Green Bay and Jim Haslett of New Orleans were canned. They join Mike Tice of Minnesota, fired after the Vikings’ final game on Sunday, and Dick Vermeil of Kansas City, who retired Sunday at the age of 69. With the firing of Detroit’s Steve Mariucci in November, that brings the number of vacancies to seven, with the prospect of one more Norv Turner of Oakland, who could learn his fate today. That’s not an unusual number, especially since there were just three new coaches this season. Since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, an average of 5.9 jobs open up per year. None of the firings were surprises. Haslett’s job has been in question most of the season as the Saints, who finished 3-13, went through a chaotic period in which the team was driven from its home by Hurricane Katrina; settled in San Antonio; and played “home” games in three different stadiums, including its opener at Giants Stadium, home of its opponent, the New YorkNY Giants. Almost as soon as the St. Louis Rams announced Monday that Mike Martz was out as head coach, they asked the Chicago Bears for permission to talk to Ron Rivera, their defensive coordinator. Same thing in Houston: the Texans fired Dom Capers and asked Denver for permission to talk to offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak. center_img “There were some unexpected challenges, but in any case our record isn’t good enough,” said Haslett, who coached the team for six seasons and was coach of the year in 2000. The 54-year-old Martz took a medical leave this season after five games with an infection of the heart lining and was not allowed back on the sidelines, in part because of differences with director of football operations Jay Zygmunt. At the time he left the team, his career record was 56-36 and he had led the Rams to the playoffs four times, and to the Super Bowl after the 2001 season. Thus it was no surprise when New Orleans’ offensive players heard of the availability of Martz, known for his innovations, and hinted he be considered for the opening. “I’d like an offensive-minded coach,” said wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth, nodding when asked if it was a coach who had a recent health problem. Martz may, indeed, be a candidate for an opening, especially on a team looking for offensive help. The Saints, who own the No. 2 pick in the draft and a possible shot at USC quarterback Matt Leinart, might do worse Martz’s specialty is developing quarterbacks, as he did with Kurt Warner and Marc Bulger in St. Louis. The list of prospects for the vacancies is long. Rivera is one of those at the top. Because he is of Hispanic heritage, he also fits the specifications of the “Rooney rule,” which requires that all teams with vacancies interview at least one minority candidate. Another top prospect in that category is Tim Lewis, defensive coordinator of the New YorkNY Giants, who was once a cornerback for Green Bay, and who turned down an interview with Detroit when it hired Mariucci. Other potential minority candidates include Cleveland offensive coordinator Maurice Carthon; Minnesota defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell; and Mike Singletary, the Hall of Fame linebacker who is San Francisco’s assistant head coach. Singletary, who only began coaching in 2003, is thought to be more a prospect down the road than this season. The Broncos, Bears and Giants are in the playoffs, so Kubiak, Rivera and Lewis can’t accept a job until after their teams are eliminated. But all can be interviewed at their home headquarters, Kubiak and Rivera this week because Denver and Chicago have a first-round bye, and Lewis next week if the Giants beat Carolina in the first round. If New YorkNY loses, he obviously is free to interview and to take a job. Other likely prospects among assistant coaches include Gregg Williams, assistant head coach for defense of the Redskins; offensive coordinator Brad Childress of Philadelphia; and Baltimore offensive coordinator Jim Fassel, who was head coach of the Giants for seven seasons and took them to the Super Bowl after the 2000 season. College coaches are Pete Carroll of Southern California; Charlie Weis of Notre Dame; Kirk Ferentz of Iowa; Bob Stoops of Oklahoma; and Pat Hill of San Jose State. Carroll was a head coach with the Jets and Patriots, and all but Stoops were NFL assistants. Kansas City also appears interested in Herman Edwards, head coach of the New YorkNY Jets. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Monday the Chiefs are free to ask permission to talk to Edwards, and could be asked to give up draft picks if a deal is reached. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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BEER, BEER! TOWN TO GET ITS OWN TIPPLE NAMED AFTER LOCAL WAR HERO!

first_imgA beer in memory of an American Civil War hero who hailed from Milford is to be launched in the same Co Donegal town. The Traveller’s Inn, Milford has launched the new house beer, which will be known as ‘Baxters 1867’.Owner Michael McBride commissioned the craft beer in honour of the Baxter family, whose roots to the building go back to 1867. Brewed by Kinnegar Brewing, ‘Baxters 1867’ is a crisp and refreshing pale ale.The beer is based on an American pale ale style in recognition of Samuel Alexander Baxter, who fought with the North in the American Civil War.Commenting on the launch, Michael McBride says the history of the Baxter family goes back a long way.‘I’ve been interested in the history of the building for quite some time and have often heard references relating to the Baxter family like the phrase ‘there’s still a light in Baxter’s’. Or the warning that was issued to many a misbehaving student, who was told they would ‘only be good for holding up Baxter’s Corner’. “I was intrigued by the family’s story, particularly when I discovered the connection to the American Civil War. I asked Rick LeVert from Kinnegar Brewing to create a craft beer inspired by the Baxter legacy and I’m delighted with the result.’Rick LeVert, Kinnegar Brewing says they loved working with Michael on this project.“Kinnegar Brewing is all about finely crafted, all natural farmhouse beers. Collaborations with like-minded, local businesses like Michael’s are a natural fit for us and a great way to experiment with new recipes and flavours. The added bonus is that customers get to experience more variety, enjoying craft beer at its best.’The launch of ‘Baxters 1867’ is a summer event not to be missed.‘Baxters 1867’ is exclusive to The Traveller’s Inn and will officially launch with a summer barbecue on Friday, 27th June at 7.00pm. All are welcome to come along, sample the beer and enjoy live music from The Brambles and DJ Paul McGlynn. BEER, BEER! TOWN TO GET ITS OWN TIPPLE NAMED AFTER LOCAL WAR HERO! was last modified: June 25th, 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:BaxtersdonegalMilfordThe Traveller’s Innlast_img read more

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Doherty picks out major flaws in new Finance Bill

first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said the Finance Bill, as published, contains major flaws which will need to be addressed. He cited the lack of any action on a 5-year Dividend Withholding Tax for international funds and the lack of retrospective action on the 80% cap on capital allowances that can be written off by multinationals as examples of flaws.He also said the move to bring forward the cash in date for land to be sold CGT free would benefit certain speculators without any guarantee of any effect on housing supply and that it needs to be limited to land, not property, suitable for residential development. Deputy Doherty said:“The Finance Bill, like the Budget, is deeply flawed. Overall, the emphasis on tax cuts at a time of crisis in our public services is inexcusable. In terms of specifics, it still fails and its omissions and gaps need to be addressed.“One of the flagship announcements on budget day was the crackdown on multinationals that have onshored hundreds of billions of intellectual property here over recent years, using these as writes offs against their profits. The result of the change is supposed to be that this Multinationals are no longer able to completely wipe out their company’s tax liability.“However, as drafted the Finance Bill would only apply this cap to assets onshored from 11 October this year. That means the hundreds of billions transferred here in recent years, especially 2015, can be still be used by companies to potentially neutralise their corporation tax bill. “The second flaw is the omission of a move to end the 5-year Dividend Withholding Tax that encourages vultures to hold land for five years. Department of Finance officials have raised concerns that this measure introduced last year is clogging up the housing market. Yet, there is no mention of it in the Finance Bill.“What is mentioned is the 7-year CGT exemption which does not even apply to vulture funds. By allowing landowners to cash in on this land and property years early, the Finance Bill is creating a bonanza for certain speculators.“There is no provision that this land must even be suitable for development so it is doubtful that housing supply will be increased at all by this move. This must be rectified so that it is only applied to land that is suitable for residential development.“The minor changes in the stamp duty change means working farmers will not be protected from the tripling of stamp duty while the transitionary period is to be welcome for farmers who are in the process of buying.“The decision not to make any changes to the Help to Buy scheme amounts to another €40m straight into the pockets of developers. Likewise, there is no action on the Research and Development Credit which has is in need of reform. “I welcome the detail on the Sugar Tax and look forward to making improvements to the Bill.”Doherty picks out major flaws in new Finance Bill was last modified: October 19th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Finance BillPearse Doherty TDSinn Feinlast_img read more

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Natural Light Shows Dazzle Scientists

first_img(Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Here are some news stories from diverse fields of science, related only by the phenomenon of light.Independence Day is a time for explosions of light in the dark. Nature’s light explosions can be strictly physical, but the most interesting are biological.Supernovas:  Stellar explosions, like supernovas and gamma-ray bursts, are among the most energetic transient light-producing phenomena in the universe. Science Daily tells how Caltech astronomers at the venerable Palomar Observatory are trying to see supernovas “in a new light”—ultraviolet light. They’re trying to determine whether they can be confident that all Type 1a supernovas are the same. This is important because they are used as “standard candles” for measuring cosmic distances.Lightning—the cosmic connection: For all its dramatic, awe-inspiring power, lightning is still not fully understood. One mystery is the trigger; what starts the cascade of charged particles? PhysOrg reports on a new theory that a lightning bolt may be triggered by cosmic rays hitting ice particles in the clouds. If so, it would link one of Earth’s most amazing light shows to distant parts of the universe. Is lightning a danger for indoor pools? No, that’s a persistent myth, PhysOrg explains. Outdoors, though, better take cover quickly. Even indoors you can be struck (WND). One poor guy got struck by lighting a second time. His name? Rod. (WND) No, we won’t joke that Kurt & Rod were hanging on the window when it happened. Readers might claim pun-itive damages.Sprites:  Physicists at the Florida Institute of Technology are working to understand “fireworks-like electrical discharges” in the upper atmosphere called sprites, Science Daily reports. Unlike thunderbolts that tend to branch downward, these discharges branch upward. They are not usually seen by people because they occur 25 to 50 miles above thunderclouds, but the brightest are detectable by the naked eye. Only the most powerful lightning bolts can trigger sprites. These amazing natural light shows were discovered in 1989; they only last tens of milliseconds.Fireflies: What makes fireflies glow? As summer brings out the evening display of lightning bugs, it would be good to share Science Daily‘s introduction with curious youngsters. The reality is far, far more complex than the short article suggests. It’s more than just a chemical reaction between luciferin and ATP. A firefly’s light organs are well-designed arrays of chemical factories, tuned to the bug’s central nervous system. Some firefly colonies can light up a whole tree in a fraction of a second.Other bioluminescence: Speaking of bioluminescence, some animals glow over their entire bodies. PhysOrg shows pictures of glowing millipedes in California’s Sequoia forest that glow all over—even on their legs and antennae—though they are blind. Author Paul Marek speculates about how that evolved, picturing natural selection as a “tinkerer” that repurposes already existing parts to avoid predators. It seems, though, that turning on lights is not a good way to avoid being detected. Moreover, the Mytoxia of Sequoia, shown in an animated photo, are the only known bioluminescent millipedes; why only them, if luciferin evolved from proteins used to synthesize fatty acids for brain cells? And if they were originally for the brain, how did the glowing enzymes become distributed over the entire body? Much about these millipedes “remains mysterious” he admits, turning to the subject of biomimetics. Humans would do well to learn from their technology. Man-made lights are only about 10% efficient, compared to the 90% efficiency of bioluminescent creatures, he notes.  The phenomenon is also widespread, occurring in insects, fish, mushrooms and jellyfish.Squid and other cephalopods are masters of disguise with light. Science Daily relishes the “amazing light-manipulating abilities of squid,” showing how the light-producing organs in the skin are capable of “activating, shuttering and directing its own iridescence in multiple ways.” Engineers would like to be able to do that. Proteins called reflectins are involved in manipulating the light show that can draw patterns quickly across the skin like the neon signs of Las Vegas. “The discovery reported in this paper reveals the subtlety and power of the reflectin proteins to fine-tune the colors of living cells with a beauty that reminds us of paintings by Monet,” a co-author of a paper said. How this could have evolved was not mentioned.Human life is enriched by the endless variety of natural wonders around us. It’s interesting that God’s first words in creation were, “Let there be light.” It takes a very special type of universe to permit light. Physical light effects are amazing enough, but biological light displays are beyond amazing. Fireflies would never flash, and squid never put on color light shows, except for complex specified information coded in digital language in DNA. The lights they produce go far beyond the needs of the animals. One should ponder whether our Creator filled life with such wonders for our benefit, that we might marvel at His wisdom and creativity.last_img read more

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