Inver baker Samara Ward is about to earn a crust from her award-winning bread when it hits the shelves in Aldi this weekend.Samara’s Brown Bread was the winner of this year’s National Brown Bread Baking Competition at the National Ploughing Championships in September.The loaf impressed judges for its depth and texture. And now we can grab a slice or two when it goes on sale in 140 Aldi stores nationwide from this Saturday, 14th December, priced at €1.69.‘Samara’s Brown Bread’ is being baked daily by one of Aldi’s long-term bakery suppliers, Stapleton’s of Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.Samara will receive a percentage of the profits from the sale of the bread this year, guaranteed to be at least €15,000. The National Brown Bread Baking Competition is sponsored by Aldi and in association with the Irish Countrywomen’s AssociationDonegal woman to roll in the dough with award-winning bread was last modified: December 11th, 2019 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)
Analysis of 16 texts written on pottery shards confirm that ordinary people were literate in Old Testament times.The Bible is not often mentioned in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A paper by scholars including Israel Finkelstein (advocate of a late chronology) concludes that ordinary soldiers at a remote desert outpost called Arad were literate. By doing handwriting analysis of inscriptions on 16 pottery shards, they deduced that six different individuals, each of which knew how to write and spell correctly. Rachel Pells writes in The Independent:The writing, dating back to around 600 BC, details nothing extraordinary and consists mostly of shopping lists and broken military commands. By comparing the different handwriting however, historians were able to deduce that the messages had been written by several different people across a range of social classes.“In other words, the entire army apparatus, from high-ranking officials to humble vice-quartermasters of small desert outposts, was literate,” the academics wrote in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).What this implies is that Judah had an educational apparatus capable of teaching these representative individuals reading and writing. “We’re dealing with really low-level soldiers in a remote place who can write,” Finkelstein told Live Science. “So there must have been some sort of educational system in Judah at that time.”600 BC was just before the Babylonian Captivity (586 BC). Advocates of the late chronology used to believe that most of the Old Testament was compiled after the return to Jerusalem. This new analysis supports the idea that literacy was widespread earlier, meaning that Judeans were capable of compiling lengthy Biblical texts before the invasion. The paper states,The spread of literacy in late-monarchic Judah provides a possible stage setting for the compilation of literary works. True, biblical texts could have been written by a few and kept in seclusion in the Jerusalem Temple, and the illiterate populace could have been informed about them in public readings and verbal messages by these few (e.g., 2 Kings 23:2, referring to the period discussed here). However, widespread literacy offers a better background for the composition of ambitious works such as the Book of Deuteronomy and the history of Ancient Israel in the Books of Joshua to Kings (known as the Deuteronomistic History), which formed the platform or Judahite ideology and theology (e.g., ref. 25).Arad is a desert outpost west of the southern tip of the Dead Sea. The paper did not make clear if these ostraca are new discoveries or re-analyses of existing finds from the site. The inscriptions mention the “king of Judah” and “the house of YHWH” (the temple)—a reference to the first temple built by Solomon, validating its existence.Of course people were literate back then. This is a small acknowledgement by liberals that Old Testament people were not stupid. Other inscriptions and texts date back even further. Conservatives believe Moses wrote the Pentateuch in 1440 BC, many centuries before, very probably relying on earlier texts for Genesis from records kept by the patriarchs and possibly even by texts kept by Noah from the antediluvian world. These are long, complex books, full of details, names, events and places that can often be independently corroborated. God told Moses to command the people to write His word and wear it on their wrists and foreheads. He commanded them to teach their children His laws and statutes. It assumes they knew how to read and write.And, of course, there is the matter of inspiration. God is, and always has been, a communicator of His revelation to mankind. He created people as intelligent communicators from the beginning. What is surprising is not that soldiers in Arad were literate in 600 B.C., but that skeptics continue to doubt the clear evidence of the Bible itself after so many repeated falsifications of their skepticism. That skepticism often takes its root from evolutionary beliefs that people were gradually becoming intelligent from their ape-like past. For many examples of extraordinary knowledge among ancient peoples, see Bruce Malone’s fascinating book Brilliant: Made in the Image of God. (Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
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Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the Government is on a mission to reintegrate unattached youth in schools.He says the Administration has invested “considerable” resources in training and education initiatives that target persons who left school without formal certification, as also to enable current students to attain at least the equivalent of an Associate Degree before they exit the secondary education system.“We are now on (a) rescue mission, and all of us must make sure that we (collectively endeavor to reduce the number of) youngsters who are leaving the education system without the kind of (educational) empowerment (they need),” Senator Reid said.He was speaking at the official opening of a new classroom block at Pembroke Hall High School in St. Andrew, on May 3.Senator Reid said his Ministry remains focused on its thrust of keeping students in high school until age 18, so that they can be trained, certified, and be better prepared for work or higher education.He cited the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) as one of the initiatives being used to reduce the high number of youth not attaining certification with the requisite qualifications for employment or to pursue further education and training.The CAP is a Government of Jamaica initiative, administered through the Ministry, that is designed to respond to the growing numbers of learners who complete secondary level education without any formal certification and have not matriculated to post-secondary level education or work.This is focused on providing opportunities for all learners, ages 16 to 18, to identify, understand, choose, and prepare for careers and occupations of their choices.Other speakers at the function included: Finance and Public Service Minister and Member of Parliament for North West St. Andrew, where Pembroke Hall High School is located, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke; School Board Chairman, Vernon McLeod, and Principal, Reverend Claude Ellis. Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the Government is on a mission to reintegrate unattached youth in schools. He says the Administration has invested “considerable” resources in training and education initiatives that target persons who left school without formal certification, as also to enable current students to attain at least the equivalent of an Associate Degree before they exit the secondary education system. “We are now on (a) rescue mission, and all of us must make sure that we (collectively endeavor to reduce the number of) youngsters who are leaving the education system without the kind of (educational) empowerment (they need),” Senator Reid said. Story Highlights
The Real Madrid manager says his team has to focus on the matches ahead instead of on the FIFA Club World CupThe FIFA Club World Cup starts on December 12.But for UEFA Champions League 2017-2018 champions Real Madrid, the tournament doesn’t start until December 19.On that date, Los Merengues will play against the winner of the Quarterfinals match between Japan’s Kashima Antlers and Mexico’s Club Deportivo Guadalajara.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“There’s no time to think about it – we are not even sure who is in. The final of the Libertadores is being played here on Sunday,” Madrid’s manager Santiago Solari told The Daily Mail.“We are just looking at the next game, so we are still far away. There are many matches before that.”“There are three, two in LaLiga which are vital for us, and the other one comes in the Champions League,” he explained.“After that, we will have time to think about the Club World Cup. It’s a competition that I am passionate about, I think it’s brilliant.”
A History of Modern India provides an interpretive and comprehensive account of the history of India between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, a crucial epoch characterized by colonialism, nationalism and the emergence of the independent Indian Union. It explores significant historiographical debates concerning the period while highlighting important new issues, especially those of gender, ecology, caste, and labour. The work combines an analysis of colonial and independent India in order to underscore ideologies, policies, and processes that shaped the colonial state and continue to mould the Indian nation. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’With the launch of this book, Cambridge University Press India has been successful in bringing together outstanding scholars – Professor Shahid Amin, Department of History, University of Delhi (DU); Professor Ashis Nandy, Honorary Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi; and Dr Charu Gupta, Associate Professor, Department of History, DU, in a lively discussion on the perspectives of learning and teaching history, and the need to re-envision the past. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe event was chaired by Professor Emerita Romila Thapar, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, whose contribution to the understanding of ancient India has enriched and in many ways, shaped our idea of history. For Shahid Amin, this was a book to be savoured and read. He specially mentioned the evocative cover of the book and said it allows the reader to judge for himself/ herself – was Gandhi tired and dependent or was he confident of leading the nation into new areas. Charu Gupta praised Ishita for her great academic honesty and courage to write a book like this. The book is a ray of hope for our understanding of history. While, Professor Thapar noted that the great merit of the book is that it beckons the student to read some more. A History of Modern India is the first international textbook produced by the India branch of the Press and within only three months of publication, has become a part of the syllabus of Pune and Gauhati universities in India.
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Oasis of the Seas sailing cut short after Norovirus outbreak By: The Associated Press Tags: Oasia of the Seas, RC, Royal Caribbean International, Sick Share MIAMI — Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas is returning to a Florida port a day early and giving passengers full refunds of their fare after 277 guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of Norovirus as it sailed to Jamaica.Cruise line spokesman Owen Torres told The Associated Press “we think the right thing to do is get everyone home early rather than have guests worry about their health.”He says the ship will return to Port Canaveral on Saturday. It sailed from there Sunday on a seven-day Caribbean cruise.Passengers took to social media on Wednesday, tweeting they were forced to stay onboard after docking in Falmouth, Jamaica, for what was supposed to be a day of excursions.Torres says returning a day early gives the cruise line “more time to completely clean and sanitize the ship” before it sails again. Friday, January 11, 2019