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Quarter-final line up in Darts Championship to be decided

first_imgThe opening contest of the night sees 2014 runner-up Peter Wright face Dave Chisnall, with the winner to meet Adrian “Jackpot” Lewis.Then, Alan Norris goes up against former BDO champ, Mark Webster.While rounding off the night’s action at Alexandra Palace, 16-time world champion Phil “The Power” Taylor takes on Jelle Klaasen.last_img

49ers 26, Seahawks 23: First win in 11 meetings comes in OT

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this video or photo gallery on your mobile device.)SANTA CLARA – It took 5 years and 10 straight losses to the Seattle Seahawks before the 49ers finally beat their NFC West rival again, doing so in overtime Sunday 26-23.The 49ers (4-10) won it on Robbie Gould’s fourth field goal, a 36-yard attempt amid rare rain at Levi’s Stadium, where the Seahawks (8-6) had won all four of their previous visits.“Obviously it means a lot beating Seattle for me,” former …last_img read more

If Prediction Is a Hallmark of Science, the Resurrection Was Predicted

first_img(Visited 564 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The resurrection of Jesus Christ was predicted centuries before it occurred. It was also corroborated by eyewitness testimony. Can science do better than this?How does “science” exceed any other form of investigation? It includes logic, but so do other forms of analysis. It includes mathematics, but so do non-scientific activities, like bookkeeping. It requires evidence, but so do other university departments outside the science building, like history. It includes falsification, but so do trials in courtrooms. Prediction is one hallmark of science that ranks it above these other activities. If a scientific hypothesis makes a prediction that comes true, and it is specific enough to weed out confirmation bias, it deserves careful attention. Watch this short video from La Mirada Films about Old Testament predictions of what Christians celebrate during passion week.This is the first of ten video clips on TheJohn1010Project.com about “Prophecies of the Passion” that are free to watch online. The DVD on which these clips are based (or streaming rights) can be purchased at this link.We invite readers to watch all ten video clips and consider the evidence like a good scientific investigator should. This is not an invitation to become religious. It is an invitation to review the accumulated evidence for a key historical event, in the same manner one would evaluate the evidence presented for a proof in a scientific paper. What to do with the evidence is a matter of personal choice, but it would be a shame to assume one knows enough about this event to have made a choice without having taken the effort to take a thorough look at the evidence.last_img read more

Square Kilometre Array book published

first_imgThe Square Kilometre Array (SKA) global radio telescope project – which includes a first phase site in South Africa – published a book this month on the project’s progress. It features photos and analysis from some of the best science, astronomy and engineering minds in the world. The first phase of the SKA radio telescope project, called MeerKAT, is being installed in the Karoo desert. It will eventually form part of the first phase of the SKA programme. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is scheduled to be completed by 2024. (Image: SKA MeerKAT)• SKA: answering the big questions about the universe • SKA will boost Africa’s presence in science fields• SKA will drive growth of Africa’s human capital• Africa to co-host Square Kilometre Array A new, updated two-volume book on the history and the science of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) international radio telescope project was published in September 2015. South Africa is very much at the forefront of the SKA project; the MeerKAT telescope system, currently being constructed and tested in the Karoo desert, forms part of the first phase of the global SKA venture.The chapters in this new book reflect both the science undertaken with the SKA, including ground-breaking research in cosmology and the study of dark matter and dark energy, as well as the global efforts by engineers and the science community to co-ordinate and construct such a massive international project.Once completed, hopefully by 2024, SKA will interconnect a series of radio telescope systems in 10 countries in order to search space for a better understanding about the universe and solve some of the secrets of fundamental physics.  What is SKA? SKA is one of the largest global science projects ever undertaken, featuring a multinational representation of scientists, engineers and astronomers. The positioning of the African continent and the accommodating climate make South Africa a vital component of the project’s success. (Image: SKA/MeerKAT)The Square Kilometre Array project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, led by SKA Organisation. The SKA will conduct transformational science to improve understanding of the universe and the laws of fundamental physics, monitoring the sky in unprecedented detail and mapping it hundreds of times faster than any current facility.The SKA is not a single telescope; rather, it is a collection of telescopes or instruments, called an array, to be spread over long distances. The SKA is to be constructed in two phases: Phase 1 (called SKA1) in South Africa and Australia; Phase 2 (called SKA2) expanding into other African countries, with the component in Australia also being expanded.With support from Australia, Canada, China, India, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands and the UK, the SKA project has on board some of the world’s best scientists, engineers and policy makers. And over 100 companies and research institutions across 20 countries are involved in the design and development of the telescope.SKA: the book With 135 chapters, 1 200 contributors and 2 000 pages on the science behind the SKA project, its official companion book is titled Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array. It is available to download free from the SKA website. (Image: SKA/MeerKAT) The book, titled Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array, consists of 2 000 pages in more than a hundred chapters, with contributions from more than 1 000 experts, scientists and members of the SKA organisation on astrophysics, cosmology and the search for answers in the universe, all within the context of radio telescope technology. Accompanied by a variety of photos and infographics covering the science and construction of the SKA system, the book is the authoritative guide on how this global initiative will work. It tracks the progress made on the project since 2004, highlighting the work being done in Australia, South Africa and other African countries including Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia.“The publication of the new SKA science book is the culmination of more than a year’s work by the SKA science team and the scientific community at large,” says Dr Robert Braun, the SKA science director in a release publicising the book. “It’s also a great testimony to the growing interest and scope of the SKA.”According to the publishers, the book deals with SKA’s search for life in the universe through the study of molecules in forming planetary systems and the search for potential radio signals from intelligent civilisations. The search for answers from “the cosmic dawn” – the first billion years of the universe’s existence – will not only inform the past, but also give the world a look at what might happen to the cosmos in the future.SKA and the NDP Construction of the South African SKA radio telescope project infrastructure, called MeerKAT, in the Karoo desert in March 2014. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is set to be completed by 2024. (Image: SKA MeerKAT) The SKA project in South Africa fulfils the requisites for some vital pillars of the National Development Plan Vision 2030, including skills development through increased job opportunities and training during the construction of the MeerKAT facility, using local labour and top South Africa engineering and science talent.The project also addresses other NDP pillars such as creating efficient, world-class infrastructure networks and developing rural communities.  Construction of the South African SKA radio telescope project infrastructure, called MeerKAT, in the Karoo desert during March 2014. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is set to be completed by 2024. (Image: SKA MeerKAT) A MeerKAT in the Karoo The first phase of the SKA radio telescope project, called MeerKAT, is currently being installed in the Karoo desert and will eventually form part of the first phase of the SKA programme. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is set to be completed by 2024.  Infographic: SKA MeerKAT Further reading: Everything you need to know about the SKA project, including MeerKAT and the new booklast_img read more

Justin Edinburgh rules himself out of Wimbledon job

first_imgLeyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh has taken himself out of the race for the new manager job at AFC Wimbledon.Edinburgh was quick to downplay reports linking him with the job saying it’s simply because his current Leyton Orient team is doing well as they sit top of the National League after their 3-1 win on Saturday.The 48-year-old manager believes there is “no reason” for him to leave his current job to replace Neal Ardley who parted company with AFC Wimbledon in a mutual agreement last week with the club wallowing in 23rd position in the Sky Bet League One table.Edinburgh’s son knows the perfect way to pay tribute to his father Manuel R. Medina – July 16, 2019 The former Leyton Orient manager died last month after suffering a cardiac arrest, just some weeks after guiding his team back to the Football League.“That (the reportage) only comes from your team, the players and the football club doing well,” Edinburgh told Sky Sports.“I think it showed today that it hasn’t affected me. I’m more than happy with what I’m doing here at Leyton Orient. For me, there’s no reason to leave this football club.”last_img read more