Injured Bishoo ruled out of third Test

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):West Indies’ hopes of using two spinners for the third Test match against Australia have been squashed after leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo was ruled out of the final game here starting today (last night Jamaica time).Captain Jason Holder announced that Bishoo had not fully recovered from a left shoulder injury and was not available for selection.The one specialist spinner left in the squad is left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, who played in the first match in Hobart and the second match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.”We’re down to one spinner with the injury to Bishoo, so we just have to work with what we have. I’m sure Kraigg Brathwaite will come to the fore and bowl a bit more,” Holder told reporters on the eve of the match.”I’ve seen they’ve gone with two spinners. We’ve been accustomed to spin-bowling in the Caribbean and, hopefully, our batsmen can get into that a lot better than we have in this series.”Heavy defeatsWest Indies have already lost the series following heavy defeats in the first two Tests. They went down by an innings and 212 runs in the Hobart opener before losing by 177 runs in the second Test in Melbourne last week.Holder said the team was buoyant following their improved outing in the second match, when they showed more resistance than in the three-day defeat in Hobart.”We showed some improvement with the bat in Melbourne and we will look to take that into this match here. From the start of the tour, many people say the odds are against us, but we have belief and we will put up a good showing,” Holder contended.last_img read more

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‘Support group’ for parents with special needs children

first_imgTwenty-two parents with special needs children benefited from a one-day ‘support group’ workshop, geared towards providing moral and mental health support.This initiative, held on Wednesday at Cara Lodge, was hosted in observance of World Physical Therapy Day 2018 under the theme, “Physical therapy and mental health”, which focusses on the role of physical therapy and physical activity in mental health.The workshop is a collaborative effort between the Public Health Ministry and the Guyana Physiotherapy Association, the Department of Public Information (DPI) reported.Director, Disability and Rehabilitation Services at the Ministry, Dr Ariane Mangar told DPI that the department recognises the challenges parents with special needs children face. This, she said, led the Ministry to provide an avenue for the parentsDirector, Disability and Rehabilitation Services of the Public Health Ministry, Dr Ariane Mangarto discuss their experiences and others who are facing similar circumstances.Dr Mangar said the workshop largely targeted parents with children who have microcephaly. This is a condition in which the brain does not develop properly resulting in an unusually small head. It is highly unlikely that development thereafter could be normal.“Having a disabled child is a hard task to cope with daily. It can be challenging, both financially and emotionally. So, today we are providing that necessary emotional support.”It was highlighted by Dr Mangar that the Health Ministry has recorded 20 cases of children living with microcephaly in Guyana.Parents welcomed the programme, explaining it will assist them to cope with andSome of the parents at the support group workshopbetter understand ways to care for their children.One of the parents, Elliot Daniels, in an invited comment said he spoke to a friend about caring for his child, “He told me that there is a rehabilitation centre in Georgetown and that we should come. So, we took his advice and now we are here… It is going to help us a great deal in coping with our child and assist with bring her up like any other child.”World Physical Therapy Day is observed on September 8 and is an opportunity for physiotherapists from across the globe to raise awareness about the crucial contribution the profession makes to keeping people well, mobile and independent.last_img read more

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Hart not in England’s World Cup squad for Russia 2018

first_img0Shares0000Joe Hart is under pressure for his England number one spotLONDON, United Kingdom, May 15 – Joe Hart has been told he will not be part of England’s 23-man squad heading to the World Cup in Russia, Sky Sports News understands.England manager Gareth Southgate will announce his squad on Wednesday, but we understand he has decided against taking Hart as his third choice goalkeeper behind Stoke City’s Jack Butland and Everton’s Jordan Pickford. The news bodes well for Burnley’s uncapped keeper Nick Pope who now looks to be in prime position to be named in the squad which heads for Russia on Tuesday, June 12.Hart was left out of West Ham’s starting XI by manager David Moyes for their final four games of the season, following their 4-1 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates in April.The 31-year-old has been England’s first choice goalkeeper for the last three major tournaments and has 75 international caps.Swansea’s Alfie Mawson will also not be included in Southgate’s squad for the World Cup after he underwent successful knee surgery on Monday – keeping him out for between six weeks and two months.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Sharks dump Gor Mahia out of FKF Shield

first_imgIt compounded what looks like a doomed week for Gor, the Kenyan champions having been also dumped out of the CAF Confederations Cup after losing 2-1 away to Algeria’s USM Alger.Gor held on to survive a 0-0 result after 90 minutes with Sharks guilty of several missed chances.On penalties, Gor’s fairy tale seemed to be developing well when Fredrick Odhiambo saved from Omotto. Francis Mustafa scored for Gor with pascal Ogweno replying scoring Sharks’ second spot kick.Gor’s Ondiek however erased all that advantage skying his penalty over the bar. Sharks went on to score through Bolton Omwenga and Boniface Omondi sent Gad Mathews the wrong way to keep the scores tied at 2-2.Keeper Mathews the turned to face his opposite number and he made no mistake, with Gor failing to keep the tempo with Oluoch striking his effort against the crossbar.It was now left to Duke Abuya to finish off the job and the striker made no mistake, scoring to send Sharks to the semis.-Squad changesIn what has now turned out to be his signature this season, Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr made changes to his squad, sticking to the same group of players that have been playing in the Shield while his first team was rested after only returning from their CAF Confederations Cup sojourn late in the week.Fredrick Odhiambo retained his place in goal, Charles Momanyi started in defense while Ernest Wendo was also preferred in holding midfield, the rest of the team being changed.On the balance of chances created, Sharks should have at least been two up by half time. Kerr’s face turned red in anger at his team’s poor defensive display and no sooner had the half time whictle blown than he marched down to the dressing room for some half time hair dryer.Sharks had the first real chance after 12 minutes, Patillah Omotto’s looped ball from midfield landing on Harrison Mwenda’s path but the winger volleyed the effort wide with a clean path to goal ahead of him.On the other end two minutes later, keeper Gad Mathew made a decisive touch diving from his line to palm Francis Mustafa’s cross away right infront of Bernard Ondiek’s head as he prepared to glance it into the net.-More chancesNonetheless, Sharks continued dominating the chances and on the 20th minute, Mwenda was gifted with another chance when Duke Abuya’s cut back from the right found him at the edge of the box, but thw winger’s connection went over.Sharks thought they had broken the deadlock in the 27th minute when Eric Kapaito tapped the ball home from close range after George Abege’s knock down, but his goal was ruled out for offside.The visitors had two more chances towards the break, all going begging. Mwenda’s cross from the right destined for Abuya at the far post ended in disappointment as the striker failed to land a decisive touch with acres of space ahead of him.Two minutes to the break, Kapaito saw his header go off the bar after nodding the ball beyond Fredrick Odhiambo in goal from an Abuya chip.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks players celebrate their post-match penalties win over Gor Mahia in the Football Kenya Federation Shield Quarter finals on September 2, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Sep 2- Kariobangi Sharks progressed to their third successive Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield semi-final after beating Gor Mahia 4-2 on post match penalties at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday evening.The game was forced into penalties after a barren stalemate in regulation time and on spot kicks, Bernard Ondiek and Joachim Oluoch missed with Sharks’ only miss from 12 yards being midfielder Patillah Omotto.last_img read more

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The Premier League Old Player of the Year award – who wins it?

first_img 5 5 Eden Hazard has been named PFA Player of the Year, while Harry Kane won the Young Player of the Year Award, but what if there was an Old Player of the Year (for players aged over 30 at the start of the 2014/15 season)? Check out six candidates for this accolade, starting with Manchester United’s Michael Carrick. Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see four more contenders – Although spending part of the season out injured, Michael Carrick’s role at Manchester United cannot be underestimated. The Red Devils have won 13 out of the 18 league games Carrick has featured in this season and the 33 year-old’s tireless work rate and passing accuracy has allowed United’s forwards and attacking midfielders the freedom of the pitch, knowing the five-time title winner is behind them. And look how well United did at Everton without him! 5 With the PFA award winners announced yesterday, talkSPORT have taken a different approach and nominated five Premier League players, 30 years or older at the start of the season, for the Old Player of the Year award.Harry Kane won the Young Player of the Year award, which also featured nominees Eden Hazard (winner of the main award), David de Gea, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho, but who would make the cut from the older generation?Who would you vote for/add to the selection?Check out the slideshow countdown above to see talkSPORT’s candidates for Old Player of the Year. 2. West Ham’s Stewart Downing – The former Liverpool star’s form was rewarded with an England call up. Click the arrow above to see our final Old Player of the Year contender – Like West Ham, Stewart Downing has had a quiet second half of the season when it comes to form. Before the turn of the year, West Ham United were sitting in fourth place and Downing had just been picked for England after a two-year absence. Overall, 30 year-old Downing has found his form again which resulted in a £20m move from Aston Villa to Liverpool, and has been a consistent member in the Hammers side. Scoring five league goals and with eight assists for Sam Allardyce’s men, Downing has had a season to remember. 5 3. Leicester City’s Esteban Cambiasso – Champions League winner has shown his class all season, despite playing for a struggling side. Click the arrow above to see two more Old Player of the Year candidates – The shock move of the summer transfer window. Champions League winning Cambiasso’s move to newly promoted Leicester City. However, the 34-year-old Argentinian has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water and his experience and influential performances look to keep the Foxes from relegation. In 25 appearances for the midlands side, Cambiasso has found the net four times. 4. Southampton’s Jose Fonte – the Saints skipper’s defensive displays have helped the south coast club become arguably the team of the season – click the arrow above to see three more Old Player of the Year candidates – Boasting the best defensive record in the Premier League this season, Jose Fonte’s form has been a surprise this season. His great displays this season have been well documented and the 31 year-old is a favourite to be included in the Premier League Team of the Year at the end of the season. 5 1. Chelsea’s John Terry – Mr Chelsea refuses to let youth take over at the Bridge and is rewarded with a new deal – Captain. Leader. Legend. On their way to a first Premier League trophy in five years, Chelsea boast the joint best defensive record this season (at time of writing). While Diego Costa and Eden Hazard have got most of the credit for the Blues this season, John Terry’s strong, consistent performances have meant that Courtois has had little trouble in front of him.last_img read more

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Three Donegal businesses win big at Independent Retail Awards

first_imgA local shop, cafe, and butchers have many reasons to celebrate today after winning in the 2nd Irish Independent Retail Awards 2019.Last night’s ceremony had ten Donegal businesses shortlisted for industry awards.The winners (pictured above) were:  Butcher of the Year: EWS Traditional Butchers in Donegal TownCafe of the Year: Honeypot Coffee House in LetterkennyIndependent Sports Retailer of the Year: Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure in LetterkennyThe awards were announced at a black-tie ceremony in The Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown. The awards acknowledged the contributions of the country’s independent retailers to the overall economy as well as the wide range of diversity that is present in this sector. They also recognised individuals that own smaller chains, whose work is often overshadowed in the bigger landscape. A spokesperson for the Irish Independent Retail Awards 2019, said: “These awards are the leading celebration of the independent retailers that work tirelessly to serve the Irish communities. The event provided a platform to showcase the ongoing commitment of those who treat every customer as a friend, stand as an important part of local communities, where their great service and value, result in the return of loyal locals to their retails.”Three Donegal businesses win big at Independent Retail Awards was last modified: August 15th, 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) Tags:EWS Traditional Butchershoneypot coffee houseIrish Independent Retail AwardsMichael Murphy Sports & Leisurelast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: GLENSWLLY RESERVES REACH CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

first_imgGlenswilly GAA notesReserves reach senior championship finalThe Senior Reserves had a fantastic win over Four Masters last Sunday and will now play in the Championship Final on Sunday week at MacCumhaill Park. A huge congratulations goes to all the players and management team for the dedication and commitment they have shown this season. The team are hoping for a huge support for the final. Further details will be carried in the club notes next week. Well done to the minor ladiesThe minor ladies team did themselves and the club proud on Sunday morning last in Burt when they won the championship – beating Buncrana in the process. The girls, under the management team of Barney Friel and Deirdre McDaid, continue to impress. Indeed, the strong emergency of ladies football in the club is a credit to all concerned.Card driveThe club’s 25 Card Drive will take place on Friday, November 20th next in the clubhouse. The night starts at 8pm and there will be €2,500 in prizes along with the Barney Pat Memorial Cup. U6 and 8 trainingU-6 & U-8 GAA training is now finished for the season after tonight’s training 7th Oct 2015Sincere thanks for bringing your children to training over the season, responding to texts, supplying refreshments at home blitzes and for all the help & support over the year.Interest & numbers are increasing and if we are to sustain the current involvement more volunteers are needed! Many of the u-8 coaches are moving on to U-10’s next year. We would hope some of you might consider helping out at next year’s training. Thank you to those who responded to this plea last year. The 4-6 year olds only train once a week but the 7-8 year olds also compete in Saturday blitzes every 2nd week from mid-May – JulyInformation re next year’s registration will be available in the New Year. Keep an eye on the club’s face book pageThank youU6 & U8 CoachesU13sThe U13s had a good win over Red Hughs. In what was a great game played in good spirits by both teams, Glenswilly just came out on top. Training continues on Monday and Friday nights from 6-7pm on the training pitch.ULSTER GAA STUDENT BURSARY Ulster GAA once again will award Bursaries to students attending Higher Education colleges as part of its ongoing commitment to Player Welfare.The scheme which is now in its 9th year will be open to members of the Association who are attending a full time Higher Education Course and who are active participants in their Higher Education club.Application form and full eligible criteria can be downloaded from Ulster GAA website.Closing date for hard back applications will be 12 noon Friday 9th Oct.Anybody interested should contact club secretary Aisling Pat McDaid.BingoThe bingo will continue in the hall every Wednesday for the winter months. The evening starts at 9pm but players are advised to come earlier to get a seat. Anyone wishing to help should contact Paul Lapsley.Notes Anyone with anything for the club notes should email them before Monday night to stephenwmaguire@gmail.com.GAA NEWS: GLENSWLLY RESERVES REACH CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL was last modified: October 6th, 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:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

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HARTE WELCOMES POLICY TO END HOMELESSNESS BY 2016

first_imgLabour Senator Jimmy Harte has welcomed a new Government policy document that will strive to end homelessness in Ireland by 2016.The Letterkenny politician, a founding member and director of North West Simon Community, welcomed the plan by Minister for Housing and Planning Jan O’ Sullivan“Homelessness continues to be one of the most serious indictments of 21st century Ireland, and its very presence is an affront to the core principles of our republic that was created on the foundations of equality for all. “2016 marks the centenary of the 1916 Rising, and it is vital that we use this historic landmark as an opportunity to right this wrong.“With that in mind, today’s announcement is a welcomed progression in this regard, and is yet another example of the Labour Party’s commitment to protecting the most marginalised members of our society.”This policy document aims to end long-term homelessness in Ireland by 2016 through the implementation of a number of ‘housing-led’ approaches that will seek to break the cycle of poverty for homeless people by providing them with stability and security in relation to their tenancies.Senator Harte added “The utilisation of such ‘housing led’ approaches will not only create a more secure environment for homeless people to gain access to proper, long-term accommodation, but it will also provide better value for the significant amount of public money invested in homeless services, by departing from the current situation where there is a clear over-reliance on expensive emergency accommodation.”  HARTE WELCOMES POLICY TO END HOMELESSNESS BY 2016 was last modified: February 21st, 2013 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:HOMELESSNESSjimmy hartelast_img read more

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Full house as Cranes continue preps for AFCON qualifier

first_img Tags: 2019 AFCON QualifiersUganda Cranes Some of the Cranes players in training ahead of the Tanzania game (photo by FUFA Media)TOTAL AFCON 2019 Qualifier (Group L)Uganda Cranes Vs Tanzania Taifa StarsMandela National StadiumSaturday, 08-09-2-2019 04:00pmNAMBOOLE – With less than 72 hours to the crucial AFCON qualifier against Tanzania, the Uganda football National team, the Cranes on Wednesday conducted their first training session with all 24 expected players available.The arrival of the remaining European based players-Yunus Sentamu, Faruku Miya,William Kizito Luwagga and William Opondo on Tuesday early morning ignited steam among the fellow players and the technical team as well.Having been offered rest from the Tuesday morning session, the four players trained with the rest of the 20 players on Wednesday during the closed door training at Mandela National Stadium.The Cranes have two more training sessions (Thursday morning and Friday afternoon) before facing long-time rivals, Tanzania on Saturday.The match against Tanzania will be both sides’ second game of the campaign. Uganda leads group L with three points after a 1-0 win away to Cape Verde while Tanzania drew 1-1 at home to Lesotho and currently sit third.Uganda and Tanzania lock horns in a group L East African derby game that will be handled by West African referees.Gabonese referee Eric Otogo-Canstane will handle the center refereeing tasks, assisted by Moussounda Montel (Gabon) and Chad’s Issa Yaya as first and second assistants respectively.Full Board Uganda Cranes Team in camp:Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (El Meriekh, Sudan), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC, Uganda)Defenders: Murushid Juuko (Simba Sports Club, Tanzania), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (El Geish, Egypt), Denis Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Denis Iguma (Kazma FC, Kuwait), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa) FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood, Egypt).Midfielders: Faruku Miya (HNK Gorica, Croatia), William Luwagga Kizito (BATE Borisov, Belarus), Moses Opondo (Vendsyssel, Denmark), Joseph Ochaya (Lusaka Dynamo, Zambia), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City, South Africa), Moses Waiswa (Vipers, Uganda), Khalid Aucho (Un-attached), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC, Uganda), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC, Uganda)Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba SC, Tanzania), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Yunus Sentamu (FC Tirana, Albania), Patrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda)Comments last_img read more

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Saturn’s Rings Not Just Young, but “Very Young”

first_imgCassini scientists now have reduced the rings’ age by an order of magnitude, as if they formed practically “yesterday.”New estimates of the mass of Saturn’s rings, taken during its “Grand Finale” orbits, have allowed Cassini scientists to estimate the lifetime of the rings. A JPL press release now puts it at between 100 million years and 10 million years, implying (to them), “Saturn’s rings may have formed during the age of dinosaurs.” The BBC News quotes Luciano Iess, Cassini scientist from Rome, calling this like “yesterday” compared to the assumed age of Saturn (4.5 billion years). “Saturn’s Rings Are Very Young,” the headline by Jonathan Amos states.Science Daily explains why the new measurements of the rings’ mass lead to this conclusion.That estimate — about 40 percent of the mass of Saturn’s moon Mimas, which itself is 2,000 times smaller than Earth’s moon — tells them that the rings are relatively recent, having originated less than 100 million years ago and perhaps as recently as 10 million years ago.To appreciate the astonishment of these figures, one must understand that 100 million years is 1/45th the assumed age of the solar system, and 10 million years is 1/450th the assumed age. If you stretched out a rope 45 feet long representing 4.5 billion years, the upper estimate would be one foot at the near end of the rope, and the lower estimate a tenth of a foot – 1.2 inches! What was going on the rest of the time indicated by that rope? Did it even exist? What happened just “yesterday” that we see these beautiful rings in all their glory, especially when they would disappear just as fast? At max, that lifetime of the rings would be represented by just five feet on our rope, out of 45 feet.It’s not that scientists are unable to concoct scenarios that could form the rings recently. Evolutionists, we know, are highly experienced storytellers. Dr Iess and team suggest a comet or moon disintegrated and became the rings, which seems highly improbable to have occurred so recently, lucky for us. The point is that that the evidence requires an improbable scenario to support a dogma.Cassini scientists, all of them moyboys, would prefer old rings for philosophical reasons. They don’t want to think of human beings being special, coincidentally living at a rare epoch when the rings exist to be observed and studied. But there are reasons to prefer the younger estimate of 10 million years, which would aggravate the problem further, putting the rings on their evolutionary timeline at the age of the great apes just before they evolved into humans. The reason? Saturn has age problems of its own (20 Dec 2018), and some of its moons, including Enceladus, Titan, Dione and Iapetus, are young, too!Young TitanCassini scientists now claim to have evidence for rain on Titan. A new paper in Geophysical Research Letters interprets observations of bright patches near Titan’s north pole to be specular reflections, the “wet sidewalk effect” like when you see a fuzzy sun reflected on wet pavement at certain angles. This implies a smooth, reflective surface, as would be expected after rain. The rain in Titan’s case would not be from water, since the temperature is about -290° F, but from methane, which should condense and liquefy at those temperatures. Space.com and Fox News Science summarize the findings. (Fox drags in irrelevant speculations about ‘alien life’ on Titan.)Why does this imply Titan is young? Whenever a dynamic process is observed on a solar system body, one needs to ask if that could be sustained for billions of years. As we have reported numerous times (most recently 3 May 2018), Titan’s methane supply also has an upper limit of 10 million to 100 million years, so why does any of it still exist today? And while there are river channels on Titan, they appear fairly shallow. Having methane rain on Titan for 4.5 billion years would have eroded the entire surface multiple times over, and yet scientists observe sand dunes around the equator. It pushes credibility to assume Titan has maintained its current landscape for billions of years. And despite its massive size (larger than Mercury), Titan has very few impact craters.Youth ImpactIf Saturn’s majestic rings are young, then certainly those of Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune, which are even less massive, must be young, too. Actually, Saturn’s young-age problems are not that unusual. Most objects in the solar system, from Mercury to Pluto and beyond, challenge old-age beliefs, as we have been reporting for years. Planetary formation theories themselves are being revised way downward in terms of the time required (22 Dec 2018); indeed, planets must form rapidly, they now believe, or they will be destroyed.There’s really no good reason to think that the solar system is billions of years old, except for the habitual way of thinking by materialists. Their consensus dogma needs the time for Darwinian evolution on Earth to turn molecules into man. If that didn’t happen, who needs the billions of years anyway? Follow the evidence where it leads. 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