first_imgSANTA ANITA 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $82,759 INTO THURSDAY; FIRST POST TIME FOR 8-RACE CARD IS AT 1 P.M.TWO CONSOLATION TICKETS WITH SIX WINNERS EACH PAY $18,116ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2019)–Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved on Thursday, creating a Jackpot carryover of $82,759 into Friday. Although there was no single ticket winner, there were two tickets with all six winners and they were each worth a hefty $18,116.With a Jackpot carryover from Sunday of $67,230 to shoot at, $67,830 in new money was wagered today, creating a total Rainbow Six Jackpot pool of $135,060.First post time for an eight-race card on Friday is at 1 p.m. The Rainbow Six will commence with race three, which has an assigned post time of 2:40 p.m. PT.Average field size for Friday’s Rainbow Six stands at eight horses per race.Santa Anita offers free parking and admission on Fridays, as well as two dollar beers and six dollar Specialty Cocktails.For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Prem clubs face a cut to just THREE automatic Champions League places

first_imgPREM clubs face a cut to just THREE automatic Champions League places.And those clubs that do qualify could miss out on a cash pot that was worth £90million between Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs and Manchester City this season.1 Premier League sides face having Champions League automatic spot cut to just three placesCredit: Getty Images – GettyTop-flight clubs have been united in their opposition by plans led by the European Club Association to revamp the Champions League.Juventus president and ECA chief Andrea Agnelli remains determined to force through the changes, despite the opposition from the Prem, La Liga and the Bundesliga.But now Lars-Christer Olsson, head of the European League umbrella group representing all the major leagues, is pushing to widen access to clubs beyond the big five leagues by reverting to the maximum three guaranteed slots that was the case until last season.Olsson, speaking at the Leaders Sport Business Summit at Twickenham, said: “Giving four fixed positions to top associations should be questioned because that closes the opportunities for others.“It would be better to have three fixed places for the highest-ranked countries with the fourth having to qualify through a play-offs.“In most cases they should be good enough to qualify through sporting reasons but this would give someone else the opportunity to beat them.“I think the big leagues would be fine if they are all treated in the same way. They are prepared to participate in this discussion.”In most cases they should be good enough to qualify but this would give someone else the opportunity to beat themJuventus PresidentA Prem insider said there had been no internal discussion of the idea yet but Olsson’s plans will be discussed at a meeting of the European Leagues in London next week.Swede Olsson will also push for the abandonment of Uefa’s “historical co-efficient” calculation which sees the 32 teams in the Champions League group phase share £525m based on past performances.The split saw Chelsea, fifth in this year’s rankings, earn £27.9m from the pot, with Liverpool bagging £22.9m, City £21.9m and Spurs £16.9m.Olsson added: “The historical coefficient should be scrapped completely, absolutely.“It should be replaced. We need to look at financial distribution as a whole and our message is that the solidarity payments, to the smaller clubs and countries, has to increase. Up to 25 per cent of the money has to go to them.”Olsson accused Agnelli of plotting a “closed shop” league, arguing the bigger clubs in the ECA wanted a breakaway superleague and that they were poised to simply re-packaged the concept that was ditched last month in the face of club opposition.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticAgnelli is ready to bulldoze his plans through despite Prem opposition if he can corral “70-80 per cent” backing from the rest of Europe, with the revamp due from the start of the 2024-25 season.He said: “The biggest challenge is making sure we all come together and understand what is in our interests.“We must stand united in the interests of European football. To say ‘No, no, no’ as European league have done is not healthy.”Mauro Icardi’s model wife Wanda looks amazing as she takes part in some seriously sexy shootslast_img read more

A look at where legal sports betting is headed in the US

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Legal sports betting coming soon to several US states Once sports betting becomes more widely legal, fans can expect to have the opportunity to bet on their phones during games, a common practice in countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia. Television ratings and subscriptions to streaming services could increase because fans are more interested in games that don’t involve their hometown teams. And discussion of point spreads, over/unders and prop bets could become more common among broadcasters and journalists as they seek to remain relevant to how fans are thinking about sports.WILL ILLEGAL BOOKIES GO OUT OF BUSINESS?Probably not, said Kate Lowenhar-Fisher, a Las Vegas-based attorney who chairs the gaming practice at Dickinson Wright. Illegal bookies have longstanding relationships with their customers, some of whom prefer the anonymity of gambling offshore, and they don’t have to pay taxes or fees. Plus, with states legalizing sports betting in a piecemeal fashion, illegal operators will continue to be more convenient for many bettors.Savvy businesspeople are also likely to create new gambling products that aren’t specifically addressed by state laws, just as daily fantasy sports companies did while the federal ban was in place.“Americans will continue to be entrepreneurial, especially finding a way to evade all the compliance costs, tax costs, regulatory costs,” Lowenhar-Fisher said. “That’s exactly what the fantasy sports operators tried to do — offer sports betting without having to deal with all the things a sports book operator has to deal with.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls 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 LATEST STORIES Monmouth Park racetrack is seen from a box in Oceanport, N.J., Monday, May 14, 2018. The Supreme Court on Monday gave its go-ahead for states to allow gambling on sports across the nation, striking down a federal law that barred betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states. Monmouth Park has already set up a sports book operation and has previously estimated it could take bets within two weeks of a favorable Supreme Court ruling. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)WASHINGTON — The Surpeme Court struck down a 26-year-old federal ban on sports betting on Monday, allowing states to decide whether they want to allow legal wagers on football, basketball, baseball, hockey and other games. Here’s a look at what that means:SO, WHEN CAN I BET ON SPORTS?ADVERTISEMENT Soon, depending on where you live. Officials in three states — Delaware, Mississippi and New Jersey — have pledged to start accepting legal bets within weeks. Three others already had laws on the books authorizing sports betting in the event of a favorable Supreme Court decision, although there likely will be more debate about the specifics. More than a dozen other states either have active legislation to authorize sports gambling or have considered it in the past. Expect those discussions to ramp up, along with more aggressive lobbying in those states by sports book operators and the professional leagues.WHO WILL ACCEPT BETS?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 crownIt will vary from state to state. Some have authorized commercial casinos to open sports books, while some will offer sports betting products through their state lotteries. Aside from the few states that have worked out those details already, lawmakers and regulators will be deciding whether to allow bets to be placed at casinos, horse racing tracks, off-track betting parlors or even stadiums, and whether to allow online and mobile betting.WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE LEAGUES?center_img Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The four major U.S. professional leagues and the NCAA spent years fighting New Jersey’s challenge to the constitutionality of the federal ban. Nonetheless, the commissioners of the NBA and Major League Baseball have both said they’re open to the prospect of legal gambling — on their terms. The NBA and MLB have been lobbying states to give a small percentage of the amount wagered back to the league offices. They say they deserve a cut because gambling is entirely dependent on their business, and they need to spend more money to guard against potentially devastating game-fixing scandals. Casino interests argue that Nevada does just fine regulating gambling and flagging suspicious behavior without sending money directly to the leagues.The NFL, the nation’s most popular spectator sport, will have to reckon with its longstanding opposition to gambling, which many critics say is hypocritical because the league encourages fantasy sports, publishes detailed injury reports that help bookies set odds and schedules several games every season in London, where in-stadium betting is legal. League owners also approved the Raiders moving to Las Vegas, gambling’s mecca in the United States. With the fight against expanded gambling lost for now, the NFL could use its powerful lobbying muscle to partner with the NBA and MLB and seek new federal regulations.Gambling proponents argue that the leagues will benefit through sponsorships and other tie-ins with sports book operators and enhanced fan interest in their games.“I think everybody who owns top-four professional sports team just basically saw the value of their team double at least,” Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told CNBC on Monday.HOW WILL THIS CHANGE THE FAN EXPERIENCE?ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Region 1 men remanded on break and enter, assault charges

first_imgTwenty-five-year-old Leon Singh and his 24-year-old alleged accomplice, John Peters; both of Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini), were on Friday brought before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and were remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after they both denied joint charges of breaking and entering, along with assault.The first charge detailed that between May 4 and May 5, 2019, at Kumaka Waterfront, Region One, North West District, they broke and entered the dwelling house of Dwayne Payne and stole US$5000 (GY$1 million), GY$330,000, one CCTV camera among other items totalling $1.5 million.Meanwhile, another charge stated that on May 8, 2019, at the same location, the duo assaulted George Torrez, causing him grievous bodily harm.Defence Attorney Mark Conway made an application for bail in which he presented the particulars of his clients.However, Police Prosecutor Tracy Gittens objected to bail citing the seriousness of the offence and the overall cost of the valuables. Gittens further noted that Singh is a known character to the Police as he is facing similar charges in another court.As such, the Chief Magistrate remanded the duo to prison. The case was transferred to the Mabaruma Magistrate’s Court and will continue on May 21.last_img read more

Organizer pleased with Limacol Football tournament thus far

first_img…Final pushed back to October 20By Jemima HolmesWith the days counting down until the Limacol football 2019 final goes down; Co Director of the organizing body Troy Mendonca spoke with this publication about the tournament and his expectations for the final.Troy MendoncaAfter weeks of riveting 11 a side rivalry, the competition has boiled down to just two teams, who will both be looking to pocket the $400,000 grand prize.While the final between Fruta Conquerors FC and Santos FC Under 20 is still three days away, Co – Director of the Petra Organization, Troy Mendonca shared his thoughts on the fourth edition of the New GPC sponsored tournament.“First of all, I think what we have seen was really refreshing to see 11 a side football take its rightful place. Those two teams being in the finals is an illustration of what is happening,” Mendonca told this publication.Semi-final action between Pele and SantosWhen probed about the final two teams left standing in the tournament, Mendonca explained that it is a testament to the level of football that is being played at the Under 20 stage.“The Under 20 is a reflection of the next generation of football in this country. I think if you look at most of the youngsters, especially those two Under 20 teams, which is Fruta Conquerors and Santos, the always look very organized and they’re a set of youngsters who adhere to instructions. They want to play football,” Mendonca explained.As such, the Petra Co Director is encouraging football fanatics to come out to the Ministry of Education Ground on Sunday evening to witness what he claims to be an exhilarating rivalry.“The finalists and the final is a reflection of who is playing football and the most well prepared teams. I think we anticipate a very good final because it’s a replay of the KFC Georgetown Under-20 football tournament and so we’re in for a treat, come Sunday the 20th of October,” the Petra Co Director stated.Aside from the action that is on the horizon, Mendonca was also quizzed about one of the objectives of the tournament; revitalizing football in Georgetown, which was expressed at the tournament’s launch. Here’s what he had to say:“I think football generally needs help, especially in Georgetown. When we set out we realized that. You would be surprised to know the kind of enthusiasm that the teams showed, they were there early, they want to play, they would call you, so I think the turn out and support during the tournament will show that people want to play football,” he explained.The curtains will come down on the fourth edition of the Limacol football tournament on Sunday, October 20 when Pele FC takes on Riddim Squad in the third place playoff and Santos FC and Fruta Conquerors battle for the top spot. The final was initially scheduled for Sunday, October 13 but was postponed for logistical reasons.The tournament is sponsored by New GPC under their Limacol brand and is supported by WJ Enterprise who are the sole distributors of Croxley Papers. The eventual winner will walk away with $400,000, while second places pockets $200,000. Third and fourth place will receive $100,000 and $50,000 respectively.last_img read more

‘Everything I have, I owe to one man’ – Bobby Gould pays tribute to Jimmy Hill

first_imgtalkSPORT’s Bobby Gould has paid tribute to ex-boss and friend Jimmy Hill, who has died aged 87.The former player, one-time manager and broadcaster had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for a number of years and the tributes poured in on Saturday after the news broke.Gould played under Hill at Coventry City for four years and he says he ‘owes’ everything to Hill, who previously had a 12-year career as a forward for Brentford and Fulham.“Everything I have, I owe to one man and that’s JH,” an understandably emotional Gould told Matchday Live shortly after hearing the news.  He recalled: “I went for a trial at Coventry on a Sunday morning and the manager called Billy Frith had been sacked.“A gentleman with a beard saw me play and he said ‘I’d like you to come back this afternoon’. I said ‘I’m not coming back this afternoon, Mr Hill. I have to go see my father, who’s losing his eyesight.’“[Hill replied]: ‘Well, can you come back next Sunday’ and I did.  “I went back and he said: ‘You and I are going to get on well together’.“I was 16 years of age and at 17, at Shrewsbury Town in October 1963, I made my debut.“In the paper that night, Derek Henderson – the reporter – said I played with a great aplomb and as you [Adrian Durham] and all the talkSPORT listeners know, my English isn’t very good so I had to go to a dictionary to find out what aplomb meant!”Hill was the chairman of the Professional Footballer’s Association befor taking his only managerial role at the Sky Blues, where he also introduced the first-ever colour match programme in English football.He ventured into broadcasting as Head of Sport at ITV, fronting the coverage of the 1970 World Cup in Mexico before moving to the BBC where he became the host of Match of the Day. Current Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker said on Twitter: “Deeply saddened to hear that Jimmy Hill has left us. A football man through and through who gave the game so much in so many ways #RIPJimmy.”Former England striker Alan Shearer said: “Very sad news about Jimmy Hill. Footballers and football have so much to thank him for. A man who loved the game.”Former player, manager and broadcaster Jimmy Hill passes away aged 87 My guiding hero JH sadly passed away today. Everything I have I own to 1 man, RIP JH with love from the Gould Family— Bobby Gould (@TheGouldfather) December 19, 2015last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Fire Service currently has vacancies for Part-Time Retained Fire Fighters in the Killybegs and Donegal Town Brigades. An application form and further information is available via the following link: Donegal Fire Service is a Retained Fire Service.In a Retained Fire Service all fire-fighters are employed on a part time basis and turn out for incidents as and when required to do so.Fire-fighters juggle their role as a fire-fighter with their normal daily routine.Donegal Fire Service responds to approximately 1,000 emergency call-outs per annum shared out across the 15 Fire Brigades within the county. These incidents range from fires, rescue from road traffic collisions, rescue from flooding and dealing with HazMat incidents to name but a few.There are fifteen Fire Stations strategically located across county Donegal, from Carndonagh right down to Glencolmcille.Most of these Stations are classified as Single-Pump Stations and have a crewing level of 9 personnel.There are two larger Fire Stations in the higher populated towns of Letterkenny and Buncrana and they are classified as Two-Pump Stations; these stations have a crewing level of 15 personnel.This means that there is a total staffing compliment of over 140 fire-fighters covering the county of Donegal. The Fire Service is a Uniformed Service and there is a command structure in place.There are three ranked personnel within each Fire Brigade – the Station Officer; the Sub-Station Officer and the Fire-fighter/Driver.The rest of the crew members are designated as fire-fighters.Each Fire Brigade is headed up by a Station Officer. This is a person who has an extensive experience within the Fire Service and is the person in charge of the Brigade.He/she controls the activities of the Fire Brigade during an incident, organises on-site training throughout the year and manages the Fire Station on a day-to-day basis.The Station Officer is supported in his role by the Sub-Station Officer and he/she would fill in for the Station Officer when that person is on leave etc.The next person in the command chain is the Fire-fighter/Driver.This person is the designated driver of the Fire Appliance and he/she must make sure that the Appliance is ready to roll at a moments notice, that all the equipment on board is working correctly and he/she also operates the on-board main pump when attending at fire-related incidents.Recruits to the Fire Service undergo intensive training before they are formally appointed.This includes a 3-week Retained Recruit Fire-fighter Course, a 2-week Initial Breathing Apparatus Wearers Course and a 2½ day Compartment Fire Behaviour Course.In addition to this initial training all fire-fighters take part in 6 hours of on-site training per month at their local Station.This training takes place in the evenings, usually between 19.00hrs – 22.00hrs, and ensures that fire-fighters keep their skill sets up-to-date.All fire-fighters also receive 4 weeks holidays each year, usually taken in blocks of one week, two weeks and one week.Joining the Fire Service is not for everyone.All fire-fighters carry a pager and once a 999 emergency call is made requesting the Fire Service the pagers of all fire-fighters from the appropriate Brigade go off.This can happen any time of the day or night and on any day of the year.Fire-fighters then have 5 minutes to get from their home or place of work, get into their protective fire kit, and leave the Station onboard the Fire Appliance.This is why it is a strict condition of joining the Fire Service that the individual must live and work within 2.5kms from their local Station in order to ensure that personnel can muster at their Station in the allowable time.The skills and attributes that are required in order to be selected as a Fire-fighter are that: the candidate must be of good character; be of good health and be physically fit; have attained a good level of education and be a good communicator.In addition potential candidates must also have a head for heights; have good dexterity and not suffer from claustrophia.If you think that this type of job would interest you and that you have the necessary skills and attributes mentioned above then we want to hear from you.INTERESTED IN JOINING THE DONEGAL FIRE SERVICE? was last modified: March 4th, 2015 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:BusinessFeaturesjobsnewslast_img read more

Manchester United midfielder wanted by Roma in £15million deal

first_img Marouane Fellaini in action for Manchester United 1 Roma are preparing a summer swoop for Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, according to reports in Italy.The Serie A side have been scouting the Belgian since January and believe he would be an ideal acquisition. Roma are wary of losing Radja Nainggolan to Chelsea and view Fellaini as the man to fill his boots if he goes.And, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, they are willing to splash £15m to prise the former Everton man away from Old Trafford.United are currently planning to keep hold of the 28-year-old – but could be tempted into a sale if a sizeable offer is made.Fellaini still has two years to run on his contract at Old Trafford, which expires in the summer of 2018.last_img read more


first_imgDungloe forward Donal Rodgers hopes Dungloe’s experience will be enough to get them over the line in their Donegal Reserve Championship Final Replay against St Eunan’s. Pic by Mary Bonner.Dungloe wing-half forward Donal Rodgers is hoping Dungloe’s experience will be enough to get them over the line in the Donegal Senior Reserve Championship Final replay against St Eunan’s on Saturday.Dungloe and St Eunan’s played out an enthralling draw in the first clash a fortnight ago.However, Rodgers felt the majority of the Dungloe team didn’t perform on the day and that they were lucky to get a replay. Dungloe led by a point as the game ticked into injury-time, but a Sean Hume free forced a replay, although James Boyle almost nicked it for Dungloe at the death.Rodgers said the players were ‘gutted’ they let the lead slip, but was honest enough to admit that over the course of match St Eunan’s were the better side.Rodgers told Donegal Daily, “I don’t think we performed well in the first match, and to be honest on reflection we were probably lucky to get out of there with a draw.“Now I know we led at the end, and Monty nearly won it for us, but I did feel St Eunan’s were the better side, put it this way if we did win it would’ve been a bit of smash and grab win. Rodgers felt that some of the younger Dungloe players playing in their first senior final suffered from nerves, and that the more experienced players, himself included didn’t perform.“There was nerves there, there’s no doubt about that, some of the younger lads were affected by it, but I was disappointed with my own performance and I know some of the other lads felt the same.“Collectively we just didn’t perform, but I suppose it’s the sign of a good team that we just kept plugging away and stayed in the game.“Obviously it was the curtain-raiser to the Donegal SFC final and there was a big crowd there and that played a part, but we’ve trained well the last fortnight and we’re just raring to go now.Rodgers played in the last Dungloe team to win the Senior Reserve title in 2009, his brother Alan, Stephen Doherty, Declan O’Donnell and Mark Boyle are the only surviving members of that team still around. However, with Brendan McGarvey, Paul McGarvey, Mark Clerkin and James Boyle in their side, Dessie Gallagher’s team have huge experience.“We’ve boys that have a lot of senior experience and that’s a massive help, especially in games such as Saturday.“There’s a few of us that know how it feels to win a championship and it’s a brilliant feeling.“I’m just hoping some of the other lads experience it this weekend. Rodgers says the return of midfielder Stephen Doherty is a huge boost to the Dungloe side, but said the loss of Jamie Sweeney is a hammer blow.“He’s a huge player for us, he has great energy and gets through a mountain of work, it’s great to have him back.“Unfortunately Jamie is still out, it’s a real blow for us as he’s a class player.“It’s his first year with the reserves, as he’s played senior his whole career and has been an absolutely outstanding player and servant to the club.“We don’t need any more motivation to win it, but it’d be nice to win it for him too.“We’re confident and we’ll give it 100%, if we can perform to our capabilities we’ll not be too far away.RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: DONAL RODGERS HOPING DUNGLOE’S EXPERIENCE CAN GET THEM OVER THE LINE was last modified: November 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Donal RodgersDonegal Reserve FinalDungloe. St Eunan’snewsSportlast_img read more

Out of the Mouth of Babes: Common Sense About Fish, Fossils, and Evolution

first_imgDinosaur-Era Living Fossil and how God Teaches Kids About Creationby Sal CordovaRecently yet another living fossil shark was found. Newsweek announced, “Prehistoric, Dinosaur-Era Shark With Insane Teeth Found Swimming Off Coast of Portugal.” For more photos, see The Independent and that a shark can take 18 years to mature, using 20 years as an approximate time for a generational cycle, the “fossil” shark underwent about 400,000 generations and was still a shark! This raises the question why should we expect any fish even after a few million generations to become an eagle as the Darwinists insist is the case?I spent the last 3 months arguing on the internet with evolutionary biologists including a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Joe Felsenstein. They could never explain why, in light of the evidence of “living fossils,” they would expect after N-generations a fish would be anything other than a fish.The Darwinian tale goes like this:Once upon a time, there were these fish called Sarcopterygiians. One of the Sarcopterygiians was a lungfish, one was a coelacanth, and the other had no name—no exact fossil—but remains a missing link to this day.  This missing link called some sort of Tetrapodomorpha (‘four-footed shape’).The coelacanth gave birth to other coelecanths and after hundreds of millions of years is still a coelacanth.The lungfish gave birth to other lungfish, and after hundreds of millions of years is still a lungfish.Yet, this unnamed missing-link-of-a-Sarcopterygiian sister fish evolved to become the ancestor of all foxes, turtles, frogs, cows, kangaroos, squirrels, giraffes, parrots, ostriches, penguins, lions, and other tetrapods.The frilled shark lives today, yet is found in fossils claimed to be 80 million years old. (Credit: SIC Noticias)So I kept pressing my evolutionary opponents, “why does the lungfish stay a lungfish for hundreds of millions of years, the coelacanth a coelacanth for hundreds of millions of years, yet their sister Sarcopterygiian fish for which we have no fossil, and no exact description, and which you insist erased itself from the planet and left no fossil with a name, that supposedly looked like a fish – why did this mythical fish do something different than its sister fishes and evolve to become tens of thousands of creatures like turtles, parrots and giraffes?” I essentially said, “doesn’t something look amiss to you evolutionists?”All of this reminded me of an incident a couple of years back. I was invited by some parents in my church to teach their kids about creation. I was explaining to the parents how Darwinists want to poison the kids’ minds by telling them, in essence, “your mommy and daddy came from a fish.” One of the children, a six year-old boy, overheard the conversation and said emphatically, “that’s stupid.”The incident brought to mind the words of Jesus:“I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children” (Matthew 11:25).Ed. note: See also Psalm 8:2, “Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.” The foes of God these days are the materialists and evolutionists. The strength of infants is in their common sense.Salvador Cordova has appeared on National TV, radio shows, newspapers, books and magazines for his work in promoting Intelligent Design and Creation Science. He is a former scientist and engineer in the aerospace and defense industry and presently serves as a professor and researcher in the area of Christian apologetics at small Bible College. He has 4 science degrees including an MS in Applied Physics from Johns Hopkins University and is presently working on a PhD. See his author profile for his previous articles.(Visited 968 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more