Former National Coach Lennox Arthur, who has been the spearhead of the Mayor Cup which was organised to commemorate the birth anniversary of former mayor Hamilton Green has planned a tournament to celebrate the 85th birthday of the past Chief Citizen.Clear Waters Managing Director Ricky Looknauth (fourth left) hands over the balls to Co-ordinator Lennox Arthur in the presence of staffers recently.The three-day event is set to kick off on Sunday, November 3, at the Den Amstel Community Centre ground with the other playing days being November 9-10 .According to Arthur, twenty-eight teams from all across the country have been invited to participate in the tournament with teams expected from East Coast Demerara, West Demerara, Georgetown, East Bank Demerara and Berbice.Arthur added that the winning team will receive $200,000 and trophy, while second, third and fourth place finishers will take home $100,000, $60,000 and $40,000 along with trophies.Meanwhile, the tournament received a significant boost when Managing Director of Essential Supplies Inc. Ricky Looknauth handed over a large quantity of footballs to Arthur as part of the entity support for the tournament.The presentation was done at Company’s location on Camp Street under its Clear Waters brand.Fixtures for Sunday, November 3Soesdyke versus WalesTimehri vs. BagotsvilleDurban Backlands vs. Bourda BluesLima Dam vs. CharlestownKuru Kururu vs. Newtown KittyGT Kanaimas vs. CraneDen Amstel Kings vs. StanleytownSara Lodge vs. AgricolaGoed Fortuin vs. Ann’s GrovePouderoyen vs. De KindrenUitvlugt vs. Hurry AreDen Amstel vs. Farm FC
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Liverpool are keeping a watching brief on the outcome of Theo Walcott’s contract talks at Arsenal with discussions on a new deal for Raheem Sterling having reached an impasse. (Daily Express)Manchester City are willing to splash out £50million on Sterling this summer. The Blues have made the Liverpool star their No.1 target and are encouraged by the fact he has not signed a new deal at Anfield. (The Sun)Manchester City’s early Champions League exit could be the cue for £150m-worth of players, including Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri and Edin Dzeko, to head out of the club in the summer. (Daily Mirror) Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri and Bacray Sagna are set to lead a group of up to 13 Manchester City players leaving the Premier League champions this summer. (The Guardian)Manchester United fear they are losing their battle to keep David de Gea. The Spanish goalkeeper has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer. (Daily Mirror)Brazilian star Dani Alves is set to snub a move to Manchester United. (Daily Star)Chelsea will use Atletico Madrid’s desire to re-sign Filipe Luis this summer to make another attempt to buy the Spanish club’s star midfielder Koke. (Evening Standard)Garry Monk has made signing a striker one of his summer priorities, with £12million-rated Anderlecht star Aleksandar Mitrovic top of his shopping list. (Daily Mirror)Mike Ashley, the billionaire Newcastle United owner, has promised a significant summer investment in players, after acknowledging that he has left the squad short of numbers this season. (The Times)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Juventus ready to fight Manchester United and Arsenal for Edinson Cavani Manchester City keen on Brendan Rodgers but Diego Simeone is the man they need Former Manchester United and Liverpool target Martin Odegaard linked with Southampton Arsenal warned to move fast if they want to sign Khedira ‘Treason!’ – Piers Morgan slams Thomas Ince over England under 21s snub ‘Wenger out, ditch second rate Giroud, become brutal’ – Piers Morgan on how Arsenal can be winners again
Michael Ferry, right, being taken into court in Donegal Town todayA NOTORIOUS Gaoth Dobhair paedophile serving 14 years for child sex abuse was jailed again today after sickening details were given of how he defiled and abused another young boy up to three times per week at a school where he worked as a caretaker.Michael Ferry, 58, from Carrickboyle, was jailed at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin in 2011. Brave victim Derek Mulligan waived his right to anonymity in that case so that Ferry could be named.The paedophile had a previous conviction for sex attacks but kept his job with Colaiste Cholmcille, an Irish language college, which was based at the former school Ardscoil Mhuire.The victim in the case before Donegal Circuit Court today came forward to Gardai after Mr Mulligan spoke out.It was confirmed in evidence today that Ferry – who sat with his head down in court – had worked as a teacher of religion, physical education and gave talks to students at Pobailscoil Gaoth Dobhair on sexual education.He groomed some of his victims there.Ferry pleaded guilty to 15 sample counts of sexual abuse today.Garda Detective John Gallagher read a heart-breaking victim impact statement to the court in which the victim spoke of the effects of the abuse on him.He said that he had been in a sex education class in Pobailscoil Gaoth Dobhair where Ferry had discussed the 18-rated movie ‘Porkies’ with the class and the sexual scenes in the film.Looking back, said the victim, the class was totally inappropriate.Ferry later groomed him and launched his first attack at the Ardscoil Mhuire building in March 1984.The man could remember the date because he had bought an Irish language poetry and songbook that month and had written his date inside it.The attacks continued up to three times per week until 1987.After the first attack, Ferry gave his victim £2.One another occasion the victim was stripped naked and photographed on a stage at the Irish language college.Ferry, he said, would develop the photographs in a ‘dark room’ on the premises.Desmond Murphy, SC, said his client admitted all the offences when interviewed by Gardai.Reading from statements made by Ferry, Ferry said he was “possessed by evil.”He had fallen into “a spiral of evil.”Mr Murphy said Ferry had joined the priesthood in 1974 but had left Maynooth in 1979 after “a disagreeable incident.”He had returned to Gaoth Dobhair and had landed on his feet.Judge John O’Hagan, summing up the case, said the victim had been subjected to horrific abuse.He said Ferry as a teacher was in a position of trust at a time in Ireland when people were taught to look up to educators.“The breach of trust in a case like this is one of the most aggravating factors of this case,” said the judge.“He taught religion, PE and sexual education; all matters of trust.”Judge O’Hagan said Ferry would take pictures and tell his victim: “These are worth money.”Ferry would take boys camping to Gola Island.“His persistence and planning was quite remarkable,” said the judge.Ferry would make payment with cigarettes “for his disgusting self-gratification.”Judge O’Hagan recalled an incident where the victim was being abused when another boy arrived for a maths grind and interrupted the incident.The other boy said to the victim: “Have you been looking at Micky’s porn?”“I’m delighted to know that he (Ferry) has accepted he was possessed by something evil,” said the judge.The judge said if Ferry had pleaded not guilty he would have imposed the maximum 10 years imprisonment.“I hope he never has any involvement with any young people ever again,” said the judge.He jailed Ferry for 7 years on each count to run concurrently, with sentences to run from today.EVIL PAEDOPHILE MICHAEL FERRY JAILED AGAIN FOR SICKENING SEX ATTACKS ON BOY was last modified: December 12th, 2013 by John2Share 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:GweedorejailedMichael Ferrypaedophile
Great play from Reiss Nelson, sets up England’s fourth goal 😉— Nathaniel Mead (@nathanielmead) November 20, 2018 REVEALED The future is looking very bright indeed for Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson.Starlet Nelson, 18, has been productive out on loan with Hoffenheim and produced another assist on Tuesday night, this time for England’s Under-21s. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Reiss Nelson’s career so far:Arsenal youth teams: 23 goals, 11 assistsEngland youth teams: 17 goals, 6 assistsHoffenheim: 7 goals, 1 assistBundesliga Rookie Of The Month AwardPL2 Player Of The Season3rd youngest player to score 5 Bundesliga goalsHe turns 19 next month.— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) November 20, 2018 no dice Arsenal starlet Reiss Nelson in action for Hoffenheim. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury tense Reiss Nelson 🔥 🔥— LouisWakefield (@Wakeyyy) November 20, 2018 Latest Premier League Stories 1 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The fleet-footed winger fizzed past his man and delivered a pass for Dominic Calvert-Lewin to turn home during the 5-1 victory, which also saw Dominic Solanke and Phil Foden star.It was a great move and one which, understandably, delighted Gunners fans along with the rest of his performance.His six goals have certainly caught the eye in the Bundesliga and now the excitement is being ramped up another notch, with some even claiming he’s better than Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Jadon Sancho.You can see how Arsenal supporters reacted on Twitter below… deals Reiss Nelson showed a tremendous burst of pace and bagged an assist for the England U21’s today. Cannot stop contributing. #afc pic.twitter.com/sWGVRk6DhS— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) November 20, 2018 huge blow Reiss Nelson’s turn of pace here ⚡️England U21’s are home and hosed 🏴🦁 pic.twitter.com/7CuUS0VA1l— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 20, 2018 Just tuned into the England Denmark u21 game and straight away Reiss Nelson skins a defender and lays on a great assist for Calvert Lewin to scoreWhat a player we have on our hands here 👌👌— Ozil = £350k/week marketing tool (@Wenger_Protest) November 20, 2018 REVEALED REAL DEAL gameday cracker Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Reiss Nelson 👀🎬⏳— Gooner ✌ (@Stev_Afc) November 21, 2018 Getty shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Unpopular opinion but Reiss Nelson is better than Jadon Sancho— 🔴⚪️MÖ10🔴⚪️ (@BipolarGooner) November 20, 2018 whoops
Boyle-ing – the Lettermacaward men leadDECLAN Boyle leads the Donegal International Rally after Day One.This fantastic picture by GARY FOY captures Declan and navigator Brian out on the road.O/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS6RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev12Declan Boyle/Brian BoyleSubaru WRC6O/A7:01.40:0036:04.221Sam Moffett/James O’ReillyFord Fiesta WRC6O/A7:03.00:0036:09.40:05.20:05.237Darren Gass/Enda SherrySubaru WRC6O/A7:04.80:0036:32.70:28.50:23.343Garry Jennings/Rory KennedySubaru WRC617:07.30:0036:34.60:30.40:01.954Donagh Kelly/Kevin FlanaganFord Focus wrc627:10.90:0036:49.90:45.70:15.366Derek McGarrity/James McKeeSubaru WRC637:19.20:0037:41.71:37.50:51.8738Pat Kirk/John McElhinneyMitsubishi Evo 9417:43.70:0039:19.43:15.21:37.7810Josh Moffett/John RowanMitsubishi Evo 9427:39.10:0039:20.13:15.90:00.7924Eugene Meegan/Sarah WhelanMitsubishi Evo 9437:42.90:0039:42.43:38.20:22.31021Pj McDermott/Paul GoodmanSubaru WRC647:47.20:0040:08.04:03.80:25.61125Stephen McCann/Lisa O’DowdMitsubishi Evo 9447:43.80:0040:11.34:07.10:03.31227Trevor Bustard/Fabian McShaneMitsubishi Evo 9457:49.90:0040:33.64:29.40:22.313164Shane Maguire/Martin McGarrityMitsubishi Evo 9467:52.10:0040:42.74:38.50:09.11428Aaron McHale/Paul McGeeMitsubishi Evo 9477:57.30:0040:54.84:50.60:12.11526Brendan Cumiskey/Gerry McVeighMitsubishi Evo 9488:06.60:0041:27.35:23.10:32.51683Callum Devine/Liam McLaughlinFord Fiesta R2218:14.40:0041:55.95:51.70:28.617109Richard Tanahill/Aileen KellyPeugeot 208228:14.40:0042:09.16:04.90:13.21841Brian O’Keefe/Sean HaydeSubaru Impreza498:18.50:0042:09.36:05.10:00.219104Martin O’Donnell/John M O’DonnellHonda Civic118:14.40:0042:34.26:30.00:24.92076Paddy McDaid/Oliver DohertyCitroen C2R2238:14.40:0042:39.16:34.90:04.921102Gavin Kelly/Eamonn GillespieHonda Civic128:14.40:0043:00.26:56.00:21.12281Rory Byrne/James ByrneMitsubishi Evo10518:14.40:0043:05.67:01.40:05.423103Mark Ewing/Danny CannonHonda Civic138:14.40:0043:15.17:10.90:09.52486Pat McDaid/Paul GallagherSkoda Fabia S20004108:14.40:0043:21.07:16.80:05.925108Brian Quigley/Seamus McTigueHonda Civic148:14.40:0043:31.57:27.30:10.52684Ed Twomey/William LynchFord Fiesta ST248:14.40:0043:38.87:34.60:07.327141Alistair Glenn/Paul GallagherPeugeot 206258:14.40:0049:56.513:52.36:17.7Results for the National categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS6RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev115Daniel McKenna/Arthur KieransFord Escort Mk214O/A7:17.20:0037:30.8214Gary McPhillips/Paul SheridanFord Escort Mk214O/A7:16.20:0037:43.70:12.90:12.9316Manus Kelly/Donal BarrettFord Escort14O/A7:23.30:0037:55.90:25.10:12.2432Conor Harvey/Gerard CallaghanFord Escort1417:28.00:0038:31.31:00.50:35.4522Brian Brogan/Damien McGettiganFord Escort Mk21427:28.40:0038:47.91:17.10:16.6633Mark Alcorn/Kevin McCaffertyToyota Corolla1317:37.60:0038:55.71:24.90:07.8719Frank Kelly/Liam BrennanFord Escort1437:28.60:0038:56.91:26.10:01.2823Adrian Hetherington/Gary NolanFord Escort Mk21447:32.70:0039:17.31:46.50:20.4918Wesley Patterson/Johnny BairdFord Escort1457:38.70:0039:32.52:01.70:15.21030Daniel Conaghan/Terence MageeFord Escort Mk21327:42.20:0039:34.92:04.10:02.411165Vivian Hamill/Stephen ThorntonFord Escort RS1467:50.40:0039:39.42:08.60:04.51220Damien Gallagher/Mac WalshFord Escort1477:43.60:0039:43.02:12.20:03.61334Daniel Doherty/Michael DohertyFord Escort Mk21487:46.80:0039:44.72:13.90:01.714160Richard Moffett/Martin ConnollyToyota Starlet1337:42.70:0040:04.62:33.80:19.915152Mickey Peoples/Lian McIntyreFord Escort1347:56.50:0040:41.83:11.00:37.21670Gerard McQuaid/Gary QuinlanFord Escort Mk21357:50.60:0040:43.83:13.00:02.0175Michael Dunlop/James McNultyFord Escort Mk21497:52.60:0040:43.83:13.01831Jim McKenna/Thomas TreanorFord Escort14108:01.10:0040:46.93:16.10:03.11936Robbie Peoples/Keith StewartFord Escort Mk214117:56.50:0040:49.03:18.20:02.12042Patrick McHugh/Pauric O’DonnellFord Escort1368:14.40:0041:15.83:45.00:26.82144Kieron Graffin/Paddy RobinsonMitsubishi Evo101618:14.00:0041:18.43:47.60:02.62252Patrick Boyle/Donal McColeToyota Corolla11R18:12.80:0041:33.94:03.10:15.52358Cal McCarthy/Eamonn DulleaHonda Civic11F17:59.70:0041:37.74:06.90:03.82451Kevin Bradley/Graham HendersonFord Escort Mk211R28:04.10:0041:40.84:10.00:03.125119Barry McLaughlin/Aodhan GallagherFord Escort Mk21218:14.40:0041:43.34:12.50:02.52654Adrian McElhinney/Paddy GormanFord Escort Mk21378:05.70:0041:44.34:13.50:01.02759Christopher Snow/Sean BruntonHonda Civic11F28:01.40:0041:48.44:17.60:04.12849Andrew McLoone/William KehoeFord Escort RS1388:02.60:0041:50.14:19.30:01.72961Brendan McDaid/Russell HaroldFord Escort Mk21398:09.60:0042:00.44:29.60:10.33067Paul Doherty/Hugh CollFord Escort Mk213108:16.50:0042:04.14:33.30:03.731110Paul Creamer/Patrick DurningHonda Civic11F38:14.40:0042:07.14:36.30:03.03272Paul Gallagher/Patrick GallagherFord Escort Mk111R38:17.00:0042:09.64:38.80:02.53399Garry Gallagher/Lee CullenToyota Corolla11R48:14.40:0042:12.94:42.10:03.33492Liam McFall/Matthew McKennaMitsubishi Evo 91628:14.40:0042:16.04:45.20:03.13547Thomas Keys/Dean O’SullivanFord Escort Mk213118:11.80:0042:16.14:45.30:00.13695Liam McMullan/John CollHonda Civic11F48:14.40:0042:17.74:46.90:01.63748Gary McElhinney/Johny CharlestonFord Escort Mk213128:14.60:0042:19.54:48.70:01.838153Ivan Stewart/Timothy DugganFord Cosworth1518:21.70:0042:21.74:50.90:02.23956Jp Logue/James LogueHonda Civic11F58:13.00:0042:23.24:52.40:01.54080Enda McCormack/Colin FitzgeraldHyundai WRC1528:14.40:0042:28.44:57.60:05.24173Jonny Morrow/Denver RaffertyToyota Corolla11R58:14.40:0042:30.85:00.00:02.442115James McDermott/Paul McDermottVauxhall Chevette1228:14.40:0042:51.75:20.90:20.94396Barry McGill/Derek HeenaFord Escort Mk2918:17.80:0042:53.75:22.90:02.04468John Dolan/Jack McGinleyFord Escort Mk213138:14.40:0042:55.35:24.50:01.645120William Vance/Billy VanceMitsubishi Evo2018:14.40:0042:57.05:26.20:01.746128Declan Gallagher/Gerard BoyleToyota 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LETTERMACAWARD MAN BOYLE LEADS DONEGAL RALLY AFTER DAY ONE! was last modified: June 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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: Africa Senior Athletics Championshipstop Timothy Toroitich finished third in the 10,000m Men’s finals (File Photo)Timothy Toroitich won bronze in the 10,000m finals on Day One of the 21st Africa Senior Athletics Championships.Toroitich needed to fend off competition from Kenya’s Vincent Kipsang to finish third in 29 minutes and 11.87 seconds.Devoid of company from World U20 silver medalist Jacob Kiplimo, Toroitich ran a solo race in a small field of 11 on the blue tartan of the new Stephen Keshi Stadium.This was the first time Toroictich stepped on the podium of the games after years of failing at it was the country’s first medal at the Africa Seniors since the 2012 edition in Porto-Novo, Benin.Then, Benjamin Kiplagat took steeplechase bronze and Sarah Nambawa retained her triple jump crown.Men’s 10000m final results: 1. Jemal Mekonnen (ETH) 28:08.012. Belihu Berta (ETH) 29:11.093. Timothy Toroitich (UGA) 29:11.87Uganda’s Medals at the games:2012 Porto Novo: Benjamin Kiplagat -(Steeplechase bronze), Sarah Nambawa-(Triple jump gold)2010 Nairobi: Moses Kipsiro-(10000msilver), Sarah Nambawa-(Triple jump gold)2006 Bambous: Moses Kipsiro (5000m bronze, 10000m gold)2002 Rades/Tunis: Dorcus Inzikuru (5000m silver)Comments
Note: While the editor is out of town, we are bringing you readings of interest from creation books associated with CEH.How Creation Can Uplift the Church(continued from yesterday’s post; excerpted from “Why the Church Must Emphasize Creation,” by David Coppedge).Let’s look at three vivid examples of how the doctrine of creation can empower and uplift the church.Example: Worship. Worship is big on the radar screen of most churches; isn’t worship the highest function of the corporate body? We gather in the Worship Center, and have our Worship Leader lead us in worship. Yet could it be true that much of what passes for worship today amounts to entertainment (dramatic solos and choral performances and concerts), or trying to get the audience into a certain worship mood? Many contemporary choruses, drowned out by drums and guitars, often say words like You alone I long to worship, you alone are worthy of my praise, yet fail to explain why God is worthy of worship. Creation can lift worship off the reefs of apathy, send it into the open sea and put wind into its sails! “O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the worlds Thy hands have made; I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed.” What is the response? “Then sings my soul, my Savior, God to Thee: How great Thou art! How great Thou art!”Many classic hymns generate worship as a response to pondering the wonders of creation: e.g., When Morning Gilds the Skies, All Creatures of Our God and King, Fairest Lord Jesus, This Is My Father’s World, Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee, For the Beauty of the Earth, O Worship the King. There are some wonderful contemporary Christian songs that also draw attention to creation, but many modern “worship” songs are man-centered, talking about what God does for me, how He makes me “feel.” That is not worship. Worse, some songs are in effect dumbing down the church by repeating mantra-like simplistic phrases: “I just feel like praising the Lord” (repeat 24 times). Compare with the rich poetry of classic creation hymns:O tell of His might, O sing of His grace, whose robe is the light, whose canopy space. His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form, and dark is His path on the wings of the storm.Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite? It breathes in the air, it shines in the light. It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain, and sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty; all Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea.Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest, sun, moon and stars in their courses above, join with all nature in manifest witness to Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.I sing the mighty power of God that made the mountains rise, that spread the flowing seas abroad and built the lofty skies . . . . Lord, how thy wonders are displayed where’er I turn my eye, if I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky!All thy works with joy surround Thee, earth and heav’n reflect Thy rays; stars and angels sing around Thee, center of unbroken praise. Field and forest, vale and mountain, blossoming meadow, flashing sea, chanting bird and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in Thee.For another example, see this Student’s Evening Hymn written by James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879), one of the world’s greatest scientists.Reemphasizing creation will reinvigorate worship by getting the mind involved, not just the emotions. Emotion in worship is good and desirable, but must be the caboose, not the engine. The engine is the truth of who God is, and what He has done.Example: Evangelism and Missions. If you want to win someone to religion, tell an unbeliever “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.” If you want to win someone to the true and living God, tell him “God made you for Himself.” Unless you get the hearer through that point, you are not giving the whole message; it’s like starting at third base. By contrast, what a fantastic thought that we can be children of God who created the heavens! (See Psalm 8.)Anyone who doubts the effectiveness of creation on missions should watch the excellent short film Ee-taow! from New Tribes Mission. The missionaries to a New Guinea tribe began with creation, not the gospel. They spent time explaining where the tribe was on the planet, in relation to other people groups. They went through some of the beliefs of other groups about origins: where did people come from? (When the tribe heard that some taught people evolved from monkeys, they said, “They’re stupid!”) The missionaries salted the oats by getting the tribe members to question their own creation myth; whose belief is right? “We don’t know,” they responded. Now, the missionaries launched into Genesis, and explained how the great Creator made the universe and the world and people, and how people sinned and incurred judgment. They took weeks going through the Old Testament covenants and sacrifices, laying the foundation for the Lamb of God. By the time they got to the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, everything clicked, and the results were dramatic! The whole tribe converted and erupted into a dance of jubilation that went on for hours! Why? Because they understood the foundation: the Creator of the universe had come to earth and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for sin. This made sense to them: it was not just white man’s religion trying to talk them out of their own beliefs and traditions. It was the Creator’s message to the world! It liberated them from their superstitions and fears. Truly, it was good tidings of great joy for all people!Few parts of the world have a creation foundation today; many parts of the world assume Darwinism is true (like Europe and China), or pantheism, which is similar. The doctrine of creation is essential to help pagan tribes – and civilized societies – understand the context of Christ’s redemptive work. Jesus said, If they believe not Moses’ writings, [including the Genesis creation account], how will they believe My words?Example: Expository Preaching. “Preach the word!” Paul exhorts (II Tim 4:2). Amen! In theory, a Bible teacher will cover the whole counsel of God, given enough time, preaching verse by verse (that may take many years, with a near complete audience turnover by the time he finishes the New Testament). But in practice, advocates of expository preaching are often very selective about what parts of the Word they preach, sometimes spending weeks or months on one chapter in an epistle, but virtually ignoring hundreds of references to creation throughout the rest of the Bible. Though the NT speaks often of creation, many key passages on the doctrine are in the OT; these cannot be rightly neglected when preaching out of the NT, without taking into account their weighted emphasis in Bible doctrine as a whole. Even the choice to exposit the NT more than the OT is being selective. This is understandable; what preacher wants to spend the same relative amount of time on nine chapters of genealogies in I Chronicles as he does on Romans 8? But any selectivity undermines the premise of preaching the whole counsel of God with the emphasis the Bible itself gives.It is apparent, therefore, in practice, that no matter the method, the Bible teacher faces the need to decide what to emphasize. This requires prayer, understanding of the times, understanding of the people, mature wisdom, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. He is called to shepherd the flock of God (I Peter 5:2); this requires knowing where the wolves are as well as the green grass, which is more plentiful, and which is of higher concern at the moment. It is doubtful that the Apostles, who did not even have the New Testament, went through a systematic exposition without discerning the needs of the hearers; would it have been appropriate to teach for a month on marriage during a wave of intense persecution, for instance? New Testament books use reason (like Romans and Hebrews) or persuasion (like Galatians) to address specific issues facing their readers. It is a worthy goal to eventually cover every verse in the Bible, but with today’s mobile population, what happens? A new member under an expository preacher lands in I Cor. 7 and moves out of state by chapter 14, never really getting the balanced counsel expected.The result is, expository teaching is necessarily selective. Either by the preacher’s choices, or the listener’s availability, not everyone in the pew is going to hear the whole Bible taught at the same pace. Preaching the Word requires sound judgment.Clearly Paul would not have advocated a blind, mechanical method of preaching the Word on some arbitrary timetable, oblivious to the circumstances the church was in. He even says so, forcefully, in the classic expository-preaching passage, II Tim. 4. Let’s look at the context of Paul’s exhortation to preach the Word. Paul, who discerned the needs of his audience and preached accordingly (II Cor. 9:19-22 – all things to all men), continues, For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. This prophecy has come true in the worldwide acceptance of Darwinism and its fruits, relativism and postmodernism. So if we are to preach the Word as Paul prescribed (and in this passage, written shortly before his martyrdom, we must consider the earnestness of his plea), we must reprove, rebuke, exhort (v. 2) the world with the message it needs in our day: There is a Creator, and you are accountable to Him. Then, when expository preaching is linked to the need of the hour, it’s wielding the sword of the Spirit with power and precision!SummaryThe doctrine of creation is the rising tide that lifts all the church’s fleet, the fertile soil in which a bountiful crop of ministry grows, and the tool kit for the man of God. And no, creation is not just a hammer. It’s a skill saw, router, socket wrench, screwdriver set, drill press, sander, pliers, sledge hammer, crowbar, level, pipe wrench, paintbrush, shovel, rake, wheelbarrow, tractor . . . .Note: this series of essays continues with five Biblical reasons why the church must emphasize creation. The entire series will be posted on CreationSafaris.com under the Worship tab.(Visited 151 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
At what age must my child enter school? What if I can’t afford the school fees? Are teachers allowed to smack my child? What if my child has special educational needs? Can I educate my child at home? We give you the answers, and more, to frequent questions about South Africa’s schooling system.We give you the answers, and more, to frequent questions about South Africa’s schooling system. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterClick on the question to read the answer.What are the South African government’s responsibilities regarding education?At what age must my child start school?What are the grades in South African schools?What documents do I have to supply to admit my child to a school?Can my child attend any public school?How do I go about finding the right school?What can I expect to pay?Can a school take legal action against me if I don’t pay my child’s school fees?But what if I can’t afford to pay school fees?Can a school refuse to admit my child if I haven’t paid school fees?Can a school refuse to admit my child for any other reason?What if I’m still having trouble getting my child into a school?Are teachers allowed to hit my child?How large will my child’s class be?Is learning computer-based?Will my child have access to sporting and other facilities?Will tuition be in English?What if my child has special educational needs?Do parents have a say in the running of their children’s school?Are school uniforms compulsory?Are children allowed to wear religious dress to school?How long are the school holidays?Can I home school in South Africa?Useful documents What are the South African government’s responsibilities regarding education?Section 29 (1) of South Africa’s Constitution reads: “Everyone has the right to a basic education, including adult basic education; and to further education, which the state, through reasonable measures, must make progressively available and accessible.”According to the South African Schools Act of 1996, schooling is compulsory for all South Africans from the age of six (grade 1) to the age of 15, or the completion of grade 9.At what age may my child start school?The age of a child entering grade 1 is age five turning six by 30 June in the year of admission. For grade 0 (otherwise known as grade R – the reception year), the age is four turning five by 30 June in the year of admission.If parents feel their children are not yet ready for school, they are allowed to admit them at an older age – five turning six for grade 0, and six turning seven for grade 1.Many schools conduct school-readiness tests to determine if a later admission would be in the child’s best interests.What are the grades in South African schools?Schooling runs from grade 0 (the reception year also known as grade R) through to grade 12 (known as matric). Grades 1 to 9 are compulsory and are classified as General Education and Training. Grades 10 to 12 are considered to be Further Education and Training.Grade 12 is the year of matriculation, which is required (with certain minimum conditions) for tertiary education. Some private schools also offer a post-matric “sixth form” year which allows students to sit for A-level examinations.What documents do I have to supply to admit my child to a school?For public schools, the only documents parents are required to supply when applying to admit their child to school are:The child’s birth certificate;The child’s immunisation card; and,The child’s transfer card or last school report, if the child has already been to another school.A child may be registered provisionally if these documents are not immediately available, and the parents must be given a reasonable time to submit them.If you are not a South African citizen, you should also include a copy of your study permit or your temporary or permanent residence permit. If you do not yet have a permit, you will need to submit evidence that you have applied for permission to stay in South Africa.It is the responsibility of every parent (or guardian) to ensure that:Their children are registered for the following year, well before the end of the current school year;Their children attend school regularly; and,All children between the ages six and 15 years attend school.Can my child attend any public school?A parent may register his or her child at any public school, if there are vacancies.Most schools have established so-called feeder zones, the area the school favours when admitting students. The order of preference for admission to schools generally is:Children whose parents live in the school’s feeder zone – this includes parents who live at their place of work, such as domestic workers;Children whose parents work in the feeder zone; and,The rest are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, and may be placed on a waiting list.However, the provincial departments of education are obliged to find a place in school for every learner. The feeder zone system does not apply to private or independent schools, which have their own admission requirements.How do I go about finding the right school?For state schools, contact the provincial department of education, which keeps a comprehensive list of all registered schools. Most provincial departments have searchable school databases on their websites – see the list in the box on the right.For private schools contact the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa for its list.What can I expect to pay?Many of our state-aided schools – which receive a state subsidy as well as fees from parents – are on a par with private schools at a fraction of the price. A good state-aided school, offering smallish class sizes (about 25-odd) – generally the former Model C schools – may cost R8 000 to R20 000 per year compared with a private school, costing about R30 000 to R70 000 per year – excluding boarding, which could cost an extra R50 000 a year.Some 80% of South Africa’s school pupils don’t pay fees. Fees are paid at about 5 000 of the 25 000 schools. At primary school, fees are about R1 000 a month; at secondary school fees are about R2 300 a month, depending on the school.State funding is organised on a quintile system, in which schools are divided into five categories according to the poverty levels in the areas they serve. Poorer schools are given larger state subsidies, and so have lower school fees, while wealthier schools are given smaller subsidies, and so have higher fees.In the poorest areas of all, parents are completely exempt from paying school fees. These schools are called no-fee schools that receive all their required funding from the government. For the first three quintile groups, the government’s allocation for schools per child is R1 116. In quintile four, R559 is paid per child, and for quintile five the allocation is R193.No-fee schools will be published in the Provincial Gazette and the criteria to determine no-fee schools will be based on the economic level of the community around the school.In January 2015, it was reported that the most expensive private school in South Africa was Hilton College in KwaZulu-Natal. Pupils who board at this school each pay R219 500 per year.Like most private schools, Hilton College’s annual increase for school fees in 2015 from 2014, was 5%. Other expensive private schools, such as Treverton College in KwaZulu-Natal, cost R72&nsbp;800 annually per pupil, boarders at the school pay R149 800 annually.Can a school take legal action against me if I don’t pay my child’s school fees?Yes; in terms of the Schools Act, parents have a legal obligation to pay public school fees, as determined by the school governing body.But this action can only be taken if the fee-exemption criteria have been applied, and the parent still found to be liable for – in other words, can afford to pay – the fees. This obviously excludes no-fee schools, and orphans are exempt from school fees.But what if I can’t afford to pay school fees?At all public schools, parents may apply for a reduction in or even exemption from school fees. If both parents’ annual earnings are less than 10 times the yearly school fees (before tax), the child qualifies for a full fee exemption. Partial exemptions can also be made for parents with financial problems. This generally requires some kind of proof of income.Schools are encouraged to form a school fees committee, which should assist parents in applying for exemption. Forms for fee exemption should be available at the school office; otherwise contact your provincial department of education.Can a school refuse to admit my child if I haven’t paid school fees?No; in terms of the Schools Act, no student may be refused admission to a public school on the grounds that his or her parent or caregiver is unable to pay, or has not paid, school fees.It is also illegal for a school to refuse to allow a child to take part in the school’s sporting, cultural or social activities – such as the matric dance – on the grounds that fees have not been paid, or to retain the child’s report.Can a school refuse to admit my child for any other reason?No, the school may not, unless the child has already been expelled from that particular school. All schools must admit students without discrimination of any kind. Schools may not administer tests or use pre-school experience or language as reasons not to enrol a child. Admission may not be refused because parents or guardians:Are unable to pay, or haven’t paid, school fees;Do not subscribe to the school’s mission statement;Have refused to sign an indemnity contract; or,Are unable to afford all or part of the school uniform.What if I’m still having trouble getting my child into a school?Call the Department of Basic Education’s toll-free hotline on 0800 202 933, contact your provincial education department, or contact the Education Rights Project.Are teachers allowed to hit or cane my child?No; the Schools Act outlaws corporal punishment. Any teacher administering physical punishment faces prosecution for assault, and may be fined or even jailed.Corporal or physical punishment can take many forms, including hitting with a hand or an object such as a cane, belt, whip, shoe or ruler, slapping, kicking, shaking, burning, pinching or pulling hair, forcing someone to stand in an uncomfortable and undignified position, denying or restricting someone’s use of the toilet, denying meals, drink, heat and shelter as a form of punishment, or forcing someone to do excessive exercise.How large will my child’s class be?There is usually some correlation between class size and fees. At the state- aided schools where parents pay for extra teachers by way of school fees, and at the more expensive private schools, the maximum number of pupils is usually about 30. At poorer schools this is often higher, with as many as 40 to 50 children in a classroom.Is learning at schools computer-based?This depends on a particular school’s resources. Most private and state-aided schools have well-stocked computer or media centres, and increasing numbers have computers in every classroom. There are several government and private initiatives to get the rest – most schools in townships and rural areas – online within the next few years.For more information on schools online, see School Net.Will my child have access to sporting and other facilities?While schools in poor areas are sorely under-resourced when it comes to sports fields and other facilities, most schools in the suburbs have good to excellent sporting facilities. Space is seldom a constraint in South Africa, and a growing number of schools boast state-of-the-art Astroturf hockey fields, indoor gyms, squash courts and swimming pools.The emphasis on sport depends largely on the school, but – given that sport is a national preoccupation – most schools devote substantial amounts of time to it. In fact, under the new curriculum introduced in 2012, sport is included in the school day, aiming to ensure all children have the opportunity to participate.Other facilities such as music rooms, theatres and art centres depend largely on the particular bent of the school and on its financial resources. Most state-aided schools offer a range of curricular and extramural choices in the arts.Will tuition be in English?It is compulsory to do a home language, which is the language of learning and teaching, and an additional language from grade 1. These are set by the school governing body (see below), and are not necessarily the language spoken at home by the majority of learners.While research shows that learners who are taught in their mother tongue perform better, most schools choose to teach in English because of parent perception that it will benefit their children. From grade 4 onwards, learners are encouraged to switch to English.If you want a new language to be introduced to your preferred school, you must get at least 35 parents together who want this option. You must then see the principal and school governing body as a delegation.My daughter has special learning needs. Do regular schools have remedial programmes, or must she go to a special school?It depends on the severity of the problem and on how well-resourced the school is. In 2010, there were 104 633 children in 423 public special needs schools. There are also private schools for children with severe remedial problems or disabilities.South Africa has a policy of inclusive education, which includes various models to integrate special-needs children into ordinary schools. However, a lack of resources and infrastructure have meant that this policy has been slow to implement and children who have been mainstreamed don’t always get the special education they need.Some of the better-off schools, both state-aided and private, offer remedial education in one form or another. They employ remedial teachers and run small remedial classes alongside regular classes.Do parents have a say in the running of their children’s school?Definitely; national policy on state schools requires that the school governing body (SGB) – made up of management, teachers, learners (at high school) and parents (51%) – plays a large part in how the school is run, within a national framework.Dynamic SGBs capable of raising funds and offering diverse skills to their schools have managed to turn them into thriving centres of excellence. On the downside, where parents are uneducated and poor, the SGBs are hamstrung from the start. Also, many children go to school miles from home, making it difficult for parents to get involved.At private schools, parental involvement depends largely on the nature of the school.Are school uniforms compulsory?Yes; they are compulsory in all state schools and most private schools.Are children allowed to wear religious dress to school?In terms of the Constitution, learners may not be prohibited from wearing particular attire – such as yarmulkes and headscarves – to school. Schools are encouraged to have uniform policies that accommodate learners’ religious beliefs.How long are the school holidays?State schools follow the four-term system, while most private schools have three longer terms. At state schools, students are on holiday for two to three weeks between each term (except after the third term, when the break is usually 10 days) and for about five weeks in December and January, at the end of the school year.At private schools, the holidays are usually about a month between each of the three school terms, with a longer holiday, also usually about five weeks, at the end of the year.Download the public school calendar from the learners page on the Department of Basic Education’s website.Can I home school in South Africa?There’s a growing trend worldwide towards home schooling and South Africa is no exception, with thousands of families opting to home school their children, for a variety of reasons. Some parents are keen to give their children religious or individualised tuition which they won’t receive at school; others want to avoid the institutional nature of school life.For those who wish to send their children to private schools but cannot afford to, home schooling is a cheaper alternative. Several home schooling associations are on hand to help those who choose to go this route.Although home schooling is legal in South Africa, it is not actively encouraged by the government: permission must first be sought from provincial authorities, and various requirements must be met, such as the provision of a weekly timetable and a learning programme.See the Department of Basic Education website for details on home schooling requirements.Useful documentsFollow these links to download the following documents:The South African Schools Acts (1996)The Rights and Responsibilities of Parents, Learners and Public Schools (2005)The Education Rights Project has a range of online information regarding the rights of students and parents, from school fees to admissions, HIV/Aids, teenage pregnancy and more.Updated October 2015Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
The police have lodged an FIR against two BJP leaders, including the party’s J&K State unit chief, accused of trying to bribe scribes at a press conference in Ladakh’s Leh district on May 2. The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Leh, clubbing the three separate complaints of scribes and the local administration, directed the police on Wednesday to lodge an FIR against the BJP leaders for allegedly trying to bribe scribes “to influence the outcome of the elections” in the Ladakh Lok Sabha seat. Polling for the seat was held on May 6. Sources said BJP State president Ravinder Raina and MLC Vikram Randhawa are facing charges of “bribery” and “undue influence in elections”. Video grab A video grab showed Mr. Raina being present when Mr. Randhawa was distributing envelopes to journalists. “When I opened the envelop, it had cash in it. I immediately returned it,” Leh journalist Rinchen Angmo told The Hindu.Besides a complaint lodged with the police by members of the Press Club of Leh, an application on violation of the model code of conduct was also filed by Congress candidate Rigzin Spalbar. In an inquiry report, District Election Officer Avny Lavasa said that “perusal and consideration of the material on record reveals prima facie commission of non-cognisable offences punishable under Section 171E and 171F of the Ranbir Penal Code” and warrants an investigation. Denying the allegations, the BJP said the envelopes were carrying invitation for an upcoming rally in Leh.
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