first_img– Advertisement -Games one and two will be played in Grande Prairie on Saturday, August 23 at 12:00 and 4:00 (Alberta time). The Fort St. John Paladin Black Sox will begin their best of fivechampionship series against Grande Prairie this coming weekend. Games three and four will be played in Fort St. John on Sunday, August 24 at 11:00 and 3:00.Game 5 site & time to be determined later.last_img

first_imgNot widely shared in Apollo news is that the astronauts wanted to take a Bible to the moon – and succeeded.In addition to the leading lights of God-fearing scientists mentioned in yesterday’s post, there have unquestionably been many, many others who worked quietly and productively in their contributions to science and engineering that culminated in Apollo. To those could be added others who, while perhaps not overtly Christians or creationists, recognized the value of the Bible. These include the Apollo 8 crew members who read from Genesis from lunar orbit on December 24, 1968 (see 10 December 2018).Apollo 8 astronauts “Homeword Bound” by artist Alan Bean, moonwalker on Apollo 12.The Apollo Prayer LeagueLive Science wrote last year about a microfilm Bible that was up for auction last year. There was an “Apollo Prayer League” (APL) that had plans to take these to the moon:Along with the microform King James Bible, which is mounted and framed in a gold-and-enamel setting, the auction lot includes two certificates of authenticity. One document was signed by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, verifying that the Bible made a lunar landing; the other was signed by the Rev. John M. Stout, a NASA information scientist and the director of the Apollo Prayer League (APL), which organized the moon visits of this and other lunar Bibles.Sample microfilm Bible taken by Apollo astronauts to the moon. This one auctioned for over $56,000 in 2012, Live Science says.According to the Apollo Prayer League website, some 40,000 NASA employees became involved in the project to take Bibles to the moon and preserve those that remained. “Founded in 1968 by NASA Scientist and Chaplain Rev. John Stout, an ordained Presbyterian Pastor, at the Houston Manned Spacecraft Center,” their “overreaching mission was to pray for the safety of the astronauts and the skill of NASA employees who built the rockets they would fly” and “most importantly—to land a Bible on the moon.” Rev. Stout (see his photo at was known as a chaplain to the Apollo astronauts, but NASA wanted to keep his Christian ministry activity, including the Lunar Bible project, below the radar. Consequently, few have heard about this amazing story.Ed White, to whom Rev. Stout had ministered, desired to take a Bible to the moon, but he died in the Apollo 1 fire. Stout resolved to get a Bible to the moon in Ed White’s name. He founded the Apollo Prayer League in 1968 after Apollo 7. Three hundred of these small microfilm Bibles were carried on Apollo 14 after failed efforts to take them on Apollo 12 and 13, the article says. A hundred were carried to the surface on the Lunar Module; the others were kept in the Command Module in orbit. Of the hundred that reached the moon aboard Apollo 14, only a few that remain intact have a certificate of authenticity and serial number; those are rare and valuable. One is housed at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC.Apollo 14 astronaut Ed White tries to navigate back to base by following his boot prints. Art by Alan Bean, “Galactic Navigator.”Irwin’s partner Dave Scott left one on the dashboard of the Lunar Rover during Apollo 15, so we know that the moon has at least one copy of the entire Bible on its surface today. Within it are the shepherd boy David’s memorable words—”When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” (Psalm 8:3-4).Fifty years after Apollo 11, it’s time to make this story more widely known. The Apollo astronauts and many on the ground support teams wanted to get the Bible to the moon. What does that signify? God’s Word, the foundation of western civilization, mattered to many people in the space program!One caution: the website, while it contains valuable historical information about the project, endorses the unbiblical cult of Freemasonry, to which Apollo 14 astronaut Ed Mitchell belonged. Other than that, the site appears careful to clear up misconceptions and document the story of what happened to get the Bible to the moon. The APL website appears doctrinally sound.“the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained… what is man?” Artwork of James Irwin on Apollo 15 by Alan Bean, Apollo 12 astronaut. Used by permission.(Visited 515 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_img14 October 2005South African mining giants Anglo American and Kumba Resources have announced a major black economic empowerment (BEE) deal establishing the country’s largest wholly black owned, controlled and managed company, valued at some R16-billion.The transaction, announced on Thursday, will see the partial separation of Kumba’s iron ore assets from its non-iron assets into Kumba Iron Ore, a new company, and Newco, the reconstituted Kumba Resources in terms of the transaction.The deal will establish Newco as South Africa’s flagship empowerment mining company with an enterprise value of R16-billion. Newco will be controlled by broad-based BEE groups via BEE Holdco, a black-controlled company holding 55% of Newco.The South African Women in Mining Association will have a 17.8% effective and fully funded interest in BEE Holdco.Newco will be a diversified mining company well positioned strategically and financially to take advantage of growth opportunities in the mining sector in SA, Africa and globally, the companies said.Anglo American will retain a residual stake in Newco as a demonstration of its long-term commitment to the company. Newco will also acquire the entire issued share capital of Eyesizwe Coal from Eyesizwe Mining and the other shareholders. The shareholders will use most of the cash received to subscribe for shares in BEE Holdco.Kumba Iron Ore will be listed on the JSE with an enterprise value of some R14-billion which, through unbundling iron ore assets to all existing Kumba Resources shareholders, will hold the majority of Kumba Resources’ South African iron ore assets through Sishen Iron Ore Company, with Newco retaining a 20% stake in Sishen.“This transformational transaction, daring in its boldness and scale, creates two separate, sizeable and sustainable listed empowered companies,” said Lazarus Zim, CEO of Anglo American South Africa. “These new entities will be value accretive, breaking new ground in transformation and meeting the needs of stakeholders at every level.”Con Fauconnier, CEO of Kumba Resources, said the deal had been planned for some time.“Ever since Kumba Resources came into existence, Kumba has been exploring ways of creating a sustainable empowerment transaction reflective of South Africa’s demographics,” he said. “Today, Kumba has come of age,and through our symbiotic relationship with Eyesizwe we have created South Africa’s flagship empowerment company.”The transaction was hailed by Sipho Nkosi, chief executive of Eyesizwe Mining.“It is creating winners at every level – from the country that hosts the resources to the people that extract them to the communities that benefit,” Nkosi said.“The joining of Kumba and Eyesizwe represents a new force in South African mining: a R16-billion company with an exceptionally broad base of empowerment shareholders and the ideal vehicle to accelerate sectoral growth and development in South Africa.”Pinkie Ncetezo, chairperson of Basadi Ba Kopane, welcomed the significant element of participation by women’s groups in the transaction.“True transformation and broad-based empowerment addresses gender issues and community participation and we are confident that as partners going forward these two vital attributes will be achieved,” Ncetezo said. “We have the right calibre of women’s groupings in this transaction to hold the torch for other women to follow.”The deals are subject to the completion of satisfactory due diligence reviews, the requisite legal and funding agreements, regulatory and shareholder reporterlast_img read more

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rangers boss Gerrard: Arrogant to claim I’ll succeed Klopp at Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRangers boss Steven Gerrard has dismissed claims he is guaranteed to succeed Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager.The former Reds captain has been able to revive Rangers in his first season in charge.And he says: “It’s not because you’ve been a brilliant player that you have a divine right to become the next coach. It is not because you are popular with fans that you are the right man to replace Klopp, if and when he leaves. “It’s really presumptuous. I cannot wait to succeed with the Rangers. I understood the importance of the club and the expectations of its supporters, who want success. I committed myself to it. “I give everything and focus on my work, which focuses all my attention.” last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG to discuss Everton asking price for Idrissa Gueyeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG are ready to discuss the asking price of Everton for Idrissa Gueye.Everton had believed they’d successfully fought off the attentions of PSG last week for the midfielder.However, Telefoot says PSG chief Antero Henrique is now prepared to get closer to Everton’s €45m valuation.Henrique is confident he will strike personal terms with Gueye as early as today.And it’s suggested PSG will then move to thrash out a fee with Everton for the player’s transfer. last_img read more

first_imgclemson head coach dabo swinney celebrates during national titleSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Alabama Crimson Tide presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)It is a Saturday morning, and while many of us our enjoying the kickoff of the Premiere League, we’re even more pumped that in a few weeks we’ll be watching the end of College GameDay and getting ready to watch football from noon until we can’t keep out eyes open. Clemson is amped up for the start of the season, and dropped a very cool Instagram hype video to celebrate. It’s title? “Soon.” That’s a sentiment we can all get behind. The Tigers open their season with a 12:30 matchup against Wofford on September 5. We’re so close to football season, everyone. Hang in there.last_img read more

first_imgRoy Williams on his knee during a game.roy williams vertigo attackNorth Carolina’s Roy Williams appears to be okay, but for a moment there, we were all a little worried about the Tar Heels head coach, yet again. Williams, who suffers from vertigo, collapsed on the sideline during a game against Boston College last month. It nearly happened again tonight during the ACC Tournament title game against UVA, but Williams appeared to steady himself by taking a knee. Here’s video:Roy maybe with a vertigo attack but he waved off medical staff per ESPN— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) March 13, 2016Williams’ Tar Heels are holding onto a slim lead in the game’s final minute. A win would surely lift his spirits.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — BC Transit is going to be bringing new city buses to Fort St. John this year, with an unveiling of the new bus model happening at City Hall tomorrow.The new Vicinity buses are made by Aldergrove-based Grande West Transportation International Ltd. and are 35 feet long. BC Transit says the bus model performs better and has more safety features than those in its current fleet.The buses can seat 30 passengers with room for another 24 standees, with space for two mobility aids. The new buses are also equipped with two doors for more efficient operation and easier access for customers. The same model bus was unveiled in Prince George on Tuesday. The buses will be unveiled tomorrow at City Hall at a ceremony beginning at 1:00 p.m.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The City of Fort St. John has announced the dates it will be gathering the thoughts of residents on the topic of cannabis retail operations.At a special meeting on Tuesday, councillors voted in favour of pushing back the estimated completion date for implementing a bylaw to govern where retailers would be able to sell recreational cannabis to gather more feedback from residents. The delay was due to the federal law decriminalizing cannabis not likely being implemented by the federal government’s previously targeted July 1st date.The City’s Communications Coordinator Ryan Harvey said in a release today that while both the Federal and Provincial governments have outlined the laws regarding recreational Cannabis, each municipality is able to define land use and the placement of Cannabis Retail stores. Harvey said that City Council and staff are committed to ensuring the required zoning amendment is in place when federal legalization occurs.  Based on previous discussions, the city has identified four main governing topics regarding the location of cannabis retail locations:  Permitted commercial zones Distance from schools Distance from parks Distance between other Cannabis Retail storesThe City says that there are three ways residents can comment on the City’s proposals. The first two are a series of Dot-mocracy events hosted by the City this week.  The first will take place at the Totem Mall this Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and the second will take place at the Fort St. John Farmers’ Market this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Residents can also fill out an online survey, which launched today on the City’s Let’s Talk page: The online survey runs until June 4th.last_img read more