Braithwaite says goodbye to Lega: “I will be a cucumber forever”

first_imgGood words from Leganés LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 21, 2020 The general reaction of the Leganés fans to this message has been positive. Few reproach the south of the capital that has accepted the offer of Barça, which happens to be a unique opportunity in his career. The same happens in a club that has praised the player’s attitude, of great respect and professionalism until the last day.This was made clear in public by Martín Ortega, general director of the club. “We also want to thank Braithwaite. He has been a great professional in Leganés. Until yesterday he came to say goodbye to all the club staff and inform us of the situation he had. We wish him the best of luck,” he insisted yesterday executive.A comprehensive wardrobeIn private the perception is the same. Braithwaite said goodbye to his teammates thanking them for allowing him to show off at LaLiga and showing all his support for the rest of the season. He also asked them to understand the jump, even if he left the Leganés in a complicated situation. No one in the team’s locker room reproaches him. Everyone would have done the same.Braithwaite himself did the same when, a month ago, In Nesyri he left the Leganés to sign for Sevilla. “I did not try to convince him of anything. He is an adult player, he did his best for him. He has given a lot for the club. He had this opportunity to leave and left. It’s just football,” he told As in mid-January.On the campus he leaves good friends, like Kevin Rodrigues, who was joined by a strong bond. He also maintained a good relationship with English speakers, such as Omeruo, Awaziem, Siovas or Bustinza. Martin Braithwaite, FC Barcelona striker, has said goodbye to the Leganés fans. Almost 24 hours after the payment of its termination clause became effective, the Danish has written a brief message in his Instagram stories to thank the pickers for their support from day one. 19 “From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone in Leganés, especially the fans who adopted me as one of theirs from the beginning. I will be a pickle forever and I wish you all the best for the future,” he wrote the battering ram, both in English and Spanish, attaching in both cases an image of him wearing the blue and white shirt. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 21, 2020last_img read more

Jamal Murray, Russell Westbrook tussle as Nuggets beat Thunder

first_imgOklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, blocks a shot by Denver Nuggets forward Trey Lyles in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Nikola Jokic scored 24 points, Jamal Murray had 19 and the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-98 on Friday night after Murray and Russell Westbrook had a heated exchange.Westbrook and Murray pushed each other and argued after lining up next to each other for a jump ball in the final seconds. Jokic tried to get between them, and Westbrook threatened to beat up Jokic while being restrained. No blows were exchanged, but the final moments played out amid heightened tensions.ADVERTISEMENT Thunder: Andre Roberson remains sidelined by a left patellar tendon injury that has kept him out all season.Nuggets: F Paul Millsap missed a third game since suffering a right big toe fracture. … G Gary Harris missed a fifth straight game because of a right hip injury. … F Mason Plumlee fouled out with just over six minutes left to play.UP NEXTThunder: Complete a back-to-back at home Saturday night against the Los Angeles Clippers/Nuggets: Continue a four-game homestand Sunday night against Toronto.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With a 9-2 burst capped by another layup from George, Oklahoma City pulled within 99-96 with 3:20 remaining. The Nuggets scored 10 of the last 12 points down the stretch, four of them on a jumper and a pair of free throws by Murray.The teams were gathered for a jump ball with 35.7 seconds left when Westbrook, apparently upset over Murray’s positioning around the circle, began pushing him. As Murray pushed back, teammates and officials quickly rushed in to separate the two, who exchanged words before the skirmish ended.The Nuggets took a 60-52 lead at halftime, boosted by Torrey Craig’s perimeter shooting as he made three of his first four attempts from 3-point range.Adams scored 17 of his points in the first half, helping to keep the Thunder within striking distance.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Damian Lillard scores 24, Blazers hold off NBA-best Raptors No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Jokic also had 15 rebounds and nine assists, just shy of a third triple-double this season. Nick Young, signed as a free agent Monday, scored six points in his Nuggets debut, including a key 3-pointer in the fourth quarter.Paul George had 32 points to lead the Thunder, who lost their fourth in a row to the Nuggets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSteven Adams added 26 points, and Jerami Grant and Westbrook finished with 13 points apiece.Trailing by 10 points late in the third quarter, Oklahoma City got a layup and a 3-pointer from George in the final minute to pull to within 82-76. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

City Hall finally to probe sewage affecting Werk-en-Rust residents

first_img1 month later One month after this publication first reported that residents in Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, are being affected by a sewage issue as a result of an apparent leakage at a nearby hotel, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) have committed to intervening into the situation.Public Relations Officer of the M&CC, Debra Lewis said on Saturday that she was unaware of the situation and will give the home, which is surrounded by sewage a visit.The affected residents have been relying on the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) for assistance in having the waste pumped out for the past year. Efforts made by Guyana Times on Saturday to contact the public relations department of the water company proved futile.The frustrated residents, who are forced to conduct their daily routines in a yard filled with sewage said they were confused and did not know who else to turn to for help.They complained of being unable to use their washroom facilities as they please, owing to condoms and even sanitary napkins blocking up their systems.One resident, who gave her name only as Tashana, said residents in the area were quite fed up of the situation as sewage keeps seeping into her yard.The woman, whose home is on Princes Street, Georgetown, said that she has been trying to put up with the situation for about one year now, but it has landed her four-year-old son in the hospital already.Tashana even noted that she too fell sick for four months and was off of her job as a result of the unpleasant fumes and materials that end up in her yard.“The sewage is overflowing for about a year now. Sometimes people come and they pump it out… [but] for about three months or so, I have stuff running through my yard,” the resident said.According to her, every time she makes a complaint about the issue, she is made to wait two to three months while being told “we’re working on it” before the authorities clean the sewage. The horrific situation would somehow reoccur in about a week’s time, causing her to have to wait again before it can be addressed.The frustrated woman said her mother, who is a pensioner, lives with her and is often times forced to stay indoors given the situation.The resident said that the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) usually handled the situation, so she has never made a complaint to the M&CC. She, however, said that GWI officials had warned the hotel owners about the issue.last_img read more

Pay $150,000 fine or serve jail time for ammo possession – Magistrate tells labourer

first_imgA 38-year-old labourer, who was caught with illegal ammunition in his possession, was hauled before the court of law on Monday and given the option of paying a fine of $150,000 or spending one year in jail.Kevin KurtziousKevin Kurtzious, who hails from Turani, Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), made his first court appearance at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), before Magistrate Peter Hugh where he pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of ammunition without a licence.The prosecution contended that on Sunday, December 29, Kurtzious was captaining a boat near Mukupie Village, when Police ranks intercepted his vessel and conducted a search on him and his boat.The three live rounds that were in the labourer’s possessionThey discovered three live cartridges in Kurtzious’ possession and subsequently arrested him.last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgWhere: Valencia Hills Clubhouse, 24060 Oak Vale Drive, Valencia Tuesday Day activities: St. Patrick’s Day Craft and Stories What: This program will feature St. Patrick’s Day crafts and stories. Call (661) 259-0750. When: 3:30 p.m. Monday >Health: Your Family’s Health Matters What: Speaker Tami Hulcher will talk about what’s in the food we eat and why is it making us sick and fat. What are the right food choices? What creates a healthy body and immune system? How do food additives wreak havoc on body functions? This is an informative lecture which will provide you with immediate solutions as well as the do’s and don’ts of eating for your health. R.S.V.P.s are required, seating is limited. Call for reservations (661) 284-6223 When: 7-8:15 p.m. Where: Newhall Library, 22704 9th St., Newhall Health: Bereavement Support Group What: A grief support afternoon group sponsored by Kaiser Permanente meets in the second-floor conference room. The group is open to the community as well as to members of Kaiser Permanente. There is no fee for attending. The groups are facilitated by trained bereavement volunteers provided by the Kaiser Permanente Hospice Department. For more caring support or information, please call the Bereavement Line at (818) 375-3528. Registration is not required. When: 4-5:30 p.m. Where: Santa Clarita Medical Offices, 27107 Tourney Road, Valencia Thursday Health: MS Society Self-Help Group What: Multiple Sclerosis(MS) Society Self-Help Group. A peer-led community that provides an opportunity for socialization and emotional support. Meet others living with MS in Santa Clarita. Gain information and resources. We meet the second Thursday of each month. For information, call Linda at (661) 297-3040 or Rose at (661) 297-2505 When: 6:30-8 p.m. Where: Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 22508 Copper Hill Drive, Santa Clarita, Room 1 Clubs: SCV Quilt Guild What: The SCV Quilt Guild will meet Thursday for a demonstration from Cathy Van Bruggen (www.cathyvanbruggendesigns.com). The meeting will also include a Show and Share of members’ quilt works and refreshments. Walk-ins are welcome. The Quilt Guild meets the second Thursday of each month. Annual dues are $25, $22 for participants ages 55 and older and $5 for guests. For information about the meetings or the group’s charity work, call Membership Chairwoman Adva Price at (661) 298-1385, e-mail her at adva_p@yahoo.com, or visit the Guild’s Web site at www.scvquiltguild.org. When: 7-9 p.m. Where: Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus Meetings: Networking group What: The local All Valley LeTip Business Referral Group is a group of local professionals that is dedicated to helping its members grow their businesses. Our current members include lawyers, doctors, insurance professionals, accountants, financial professionals, carpet cleaning service, gift basket service, dentist, etc. By joining our business networking group, you will have an “Instant Sales Force” available to you. One new member who joined recently made approximately $5,000 in sales in a few short months simply from networking within the group. Our group meets every Thursday morning for breakfast at Marie Callender’s on The Old Road. Visit www.AllValleyLeTip.com or call Lisa Eichman (our membership director) at 661-297-3333. You can also call publicity director, Robert Mansour at (800) 799-7449. whall 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Matasi lauds Koops as he lands Ethiopia deal

first_img“Koops was the first person who gave me an opportunity in the KPL. He believed in me even with little experience and he gave me an opportunity to be his first-choice keeper. He was always there to encourage me even as I was growing and was very patient with me,” Matasi told Capotal Sport in Ethiopia, fresh from sealing the deal.The shot stopper joined AFC Leopards from West Kenya Sugar at the start of the 2011 season after guiding the then second tier side to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield final where they lost 2-0 to Sofapaka.The goalkeeper has also paid tribute to his first football coach Fanuel Ivungwe who signed him up at West Kenya.“He literally picked me up from sugarcane plantations and brought me into the team,” Matasi said of his first tactician.Posta Rangers goalkeeper Patrick Matasi with his golden glove award during the KPL awards gala in Nairobi on December 13,2016. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAlso topping Matasi’s list of influencers include Tusker FC head coach Robert Matano and his keeper trainer Haggai Azande as well as the Posta Rangers duo of Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo and Lawrence Webo.The goalkeeper who has slowly become Kenya’s most trusted pair of hands keeping four consecutive clean sheets for the national team Harambee Stars says it is a dream come true making his first move out of the country.“This is a dream come true for me because I have worked hard for it and was always looking forward to the chance. It has finally come and I can’t explain how happy I am. I want to give my best for St. Georges and I know it will not be a walk in the park,” the keeper said.He added; “As a foreigner, you are expected to double your efforts. I know I come here to replace a very good goalkeeper (Ugandan Robert Odongkara) and the pressure is high. But I am equal to it.”Harambee Stars goalkeeper Patrick Matasi chats with national team osteopath Ludovic Breul during a training session at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSt. Georges have been trailing the keeper for a while now and watched him closely last Wednesday during Harambee Stars’ 0-0 draw with Ethiopia in Bahir Dar.He will become the second Kenyan keeper to play in Ethiopia after former Sofapaka and KCB keeper Zachary Onyango who played for Ethiopia Coffee in 2012.St. Georges are the heavyweights of Ethiopian football having won the league for a record 27 times and the Ethiopian Cup 11 times. They were the first professional Ethiopian football club established in1935 and were a symbol of resistance for the Ethiopians during the Italian occupation.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars goalkeeper Patrick Matasi celebrates the win against Ethiopia during the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on October 14, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 – Harambee Stars First Choice goalkeeper Patrick Matasi, now headed to Ethiopian club St. George, has paid glowing tribute to his former coach at AFC Leopards Jan Koops, saying the Dutchman played a crucial role in helping him learn the ropes of top flight football.Matasi on Thursday evening sealed a three-year deal to join the Ethiopian giants, putting to an end a six-month stay with 11-time Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC.last_img read more

BUSINESS PROFILE: MICHELLE YEATES, TEMPEST & MENARYS

first_imgBUSINESS PROFILE WITH Michelle Yeates of Menary’s & Tempest stores in Letterkenny.Donegaldaily.com: What is your career and what do you do?Michelle: I am fortunate to work for one of Ireland’s leading independent retailers, Menarys Retail Ltd and Tempest Retail limited. I am based in our store in Letterkenny and also perform a supporting area role for our stores in Strabane and Carrick On Shannon. Donegaldaily.com:Tell us about your first job and how much were you paid?Michelle: My first job was a part time job in the drapery section of Dunnes Stores when I was sixteen, after school and at weekends. I was paid £2.01 per hour and my first pay packet was €18.Donegaldaily.com: What was your first success in business?Michelle: When I finished college I secured a place on a 3 year apprentice training program with a leading Department Store in Dublin. This gave me access to extremely talented and experienced professionals who were not only great role models but who had vast experience in the business. Donegaldaily.com: Name the one local or international business person you look up to?Michelle: I really admire Mary Portas, who is so passionate about retail and about the standards of service that should be the rule and not the exception. She has championed the idea that whether you are the smallest corner shop or a high street brand that if you look after your customers they will look after you. It’s part of the culture at Menarys that we always go the extra mile for our customers and as we have been in business since 1923, I would say its something that works.Donegaldaily.com: What has been your biggest mistake in business?Michelle: You’ll have to wait for my memoirs for that one.Donegaldaily.com: What is the most valuable piece of advice you have ever been given? Michelle: ‘The customer is the purpose of your work and not an interruption of it.’Strive for ‘Excellence in Everything’Donegaldaily.com: What advice would you give to someone starting out in business today?Michelle: Try to do what you do really well. Know who your customer is and know what they want. Donegaldaily.com: What one item would you take with you to a desert island and why?Michelle: It would have to be sunscreen, listen to the Baz Luhrmann song!Donegaldaily.com: What item can you not do without?Michelle: Probably my mobile phone.Donegaldaily.com: What item would you prefer to do without?Michelle: Definitely my mobile phoneDonegaldaily.com: What do you do in your spare time (if you have any)?Michelle: I always make time to read something new every day.Donegaldaily.com: When will you retire?Michelle: No immediate plans!Donegaldaily.com: What’s your tip to surviving the recession?Michelle: Work hardDonegaldaily.com: What one thing would you do if you were Finance Minister to help business?Michelle: I would seriously look at a scheme to stimulate the economy rather than draining all disposable income from it. The Australian government had a great package where people got a tax rebate of approx €900 to spend on whatever they wanted and it helped kick start their economy.* Interview with Greg HarkinBUSINESS PROFILE: MICHELLE YEATES, TEMPEST & MENARYS was last modified: December 16th, 2010 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

Manchester United fans marvel at Angel di Maria’s goal v France

first_imgI never criticised Angel Di Maria at #mufc. I thought you should know. 💣 #fideo— Long.Live.Kungu (@ItsKunguMaina) June 30, 2018 However, Angel di Maria produced a sublime moment to get Argentina on level terms with an incredible goal from distance.Di Maria, who plays for PSG, had a brief spell with Manchester United where he largely failed to live up to his huge reputation.And after the goal, many United fans across Twitter were quick to speculate why this quality wasn’t there at Old Trafford.Below you can see some of the best Di Maria tweets. Di Maria produced a piece of magic against Les Bleus What a game it’s been in Kazan as France and Argentina play a classic encounter for a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.There have been some ridiculous moments, including Marcos Rojo’s cynical challenge on Kylian Mbappe which gave France a penalty early in the game. talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Di Maria was a failure at MUFC. Never rate him since— ⚽️O Nacional 🌍♻️🖤 (@ibravanibby) June 30, 2018 Januzaj scoring a cracker on Thursday, Di Maria scoring one today, where was this at @ManUtd lads? #WorldCup #FRAARG #MUFC— Michael J. Adams (@mrMJadams) June 30, 2018center_img Di Maria still a RED!! #MUFC #FRAARG— Crowded Mind Lonely World (@Skal_G) June 30, 2018 Former United man Di Maria with a peach, great finish. Mata taught him that #mufc— fez (@fezyzz) June 30, 2018 Wow That Goal By Angel Di Maria for Argentina was an absolute stunner— Craig Simmo⚽🔴⚪⚫🤙 (@CraigMUFCSimmo) June 30, 2018 1 It’s a shame Di Maria never did anything half as good as that for United. What a hit son! #mufc— Chucky (@Shaun_Chucky) June 30, 2018last_img read more

A tour of the future

first_img In a three-hour van tour, the commissioners first stopped at Bridgeport, just north of the Santa Clara River, where Newhall Land officials touted the technology, called “buried bank stabilization,” used to shore up the river’s edge for development. The technique involves trenching some 100 feet from the river’s edge, then backfilling with a mixture of cement and soil. The new riverbank is landscaped with plants and foot and bike trails. “(It’s) definitely much more attractive and environmentally friendly than the channeling that’s been done elsewhere in the Santa Clara River,” Modugno said. Though development opponents have dismissed it as another form of concreting a free-flowing river, the technique will be used for the Landmark tract, which the Santa Clara bisects. As the caravan left the suburbs and moved west, tract homes gave way to farmland tapped for Landmark Village. On the south are the river and an untouched ridge, with Highway 126 to the north. “For those who’ve seen it before, it was a good refresher,” Lauffer said Monday. “For new commissioners or staff, it’s good to have particular recollection of the property as we discuss it before them with maps and boards and plans.” Developers propose a 6.5 million-gallons-per-day wastewater treatment plant near the county line to serve Newhall Ranch. The water would be treated for landscape or industrial use, officials said. “I think that what we’re able to do by showing developed areas of Valencia and showcasing the Newhall Ranch property is to show very clearly how we can bring needed jobs and needed houses and preserve open space in development,” Lauffer said. “We have something very tangible to point to as we move forward into Newhall Ranch.” The final stop took commissioners deep into Pico Canyon, where oil pumps continue to work near the historic town of Mentryville – home to California’s first commercially successful oil well. The 8,000-home Potrero tract is planned there. “It’s a beautiful area,” said Commissioner Esther Valadez, representing the 1st District. “Our role is to interpret the level of compliance (to the county development rules) of the principal applicant.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “Obviously, traffic is going to be a major concern to the extent to which … people in this community will be using the I-5 corridor through the Newhall Pass,” said Commissioner Pat Modugno, who represents the 5th Supervisorial District, which includes the Santa Clarita Valley. The project faces scrutiny from environmental groups concerned about impacts on the Santa Clarita River and threatened species including the San Fernando Valley spineflower – a plant thought to be extinct before it was rediscovered in the area in 2000. “Clearly, we will be looking at the species that are there, and also the plants and the fauna, and also the protection of the hillside,” Modugno said. “That will be a critical portion of our decision making.” Newhall Land has submitted maps to county regulators for the 1,444-home Landmark Village – the project’s first phase – as well as for the 6,000-home Mission Village and the 5,000-home Homestead Village, said Marlee Lauffer, the builder’s spokeswoman. She said plans are still being drafted – and are several years away from being submitted – for the 8,000-home Potrero Village in Pico Canyon. The entire 21,000-home project will take at least two decades to develop, she said. SANTA CLARITA – The Regional Planning Commission took a weekend tour of the fertile farmland and canyons that will be the site of the 21,000-home Newhall Ranch development as builders prepare for another round of county review. The five-member advisory panel, charged with scrutinizing development in unincorporated Los Angeles County, will likely begin hearings for the project’s first phase in early 2006. In anticipation, The Newhall Land and Farming Company recently took the commission on its first visit to the area in about four years. “This project has been a very strong interest for the commission,” said Commissioner Harold Helsley, who represents the 3rd Supervisorial District. “It’s important to learn what is being proposed – keeping up to date.” Planned for 12,000 acres of crop and cattle-grazing land south of Highway 126, between Interstate 5 and the Los Angeles-Ventura county line, the development will be Newhall Land’s last major planned community in the Santa Clarita Valley – complete with schools, industrial buildings, parks and open space. last_img read more

Archaeologist Walks a Mile for Camel Smoke

first_img(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 History should provide warnings to those who say the Bible is wrong.  Did camels arrive in Israel too late for Abraham?Give an inch and some will take a mile.  Can a data point at one site justify a sweeping generalization about a region for centuries?  That’s essentially what two archaeologists from Tel-Aviv University did to conclude that the Bible’s mention of camels as far back as the time of Abraham is wrong.  Erez Ben-Yosef and Lidar Sapir-Hen based their conclusions on radiocarbon dates of camel bones from copper mines in the Aravah Valley, between the Dead Sea and Eilat.  Since the bones appear suddenly at 930-900 BC, they conclude camels were not domesticated till then.  All it means, though, is that camels were not associated with copper production at that spot till that time (unless older camel bones are found elsewhere at the site some day in the future).  It says nothing about the use of camels elsewhere in the Levant for other purposes.  It’s basically a piece of negative evidence (i.e., blowing smoke with camels).PhysOrg is one of many news sites echoing the theme that this constitutes “direct proof” the Bible is wrong:Camels are mentioned as pack animals in the biblical stories of Abraham, Joseph, and Jacob. But archaeologists have shown that camels were not domesticated in the Land of Israel until centuries after the Age of the Patriarchs (2000-1500 BCE). In addition to challenging the Bible’s historicity, this anachronism is direct proof that the text was compiled well after the events it describes.Some news outlets became brash in their headlines: Yahoo News stated flatly, “Appearance of camels in Genesis called sign of authors’ distance from history.”  National Geographic headlined, “Domesticated Camels Came to Israel in 930 B.C., Centuries Later Than Bible Says.” Others were patronizing in their put-downs, saying the Biblical authors were not intentionally wrong: “They weren’t trying to trick anyone,” Joel Baden (CNN) said, slaying Biblical credibility with faint praise.  “They imagined, quite reasonably, that the past was, fundamentally, like their present.”Creation Ministries International provided one response.  After showing other evidence to support the existence of camels in the time of Abraham, Lita Cosner concluded:There is a long and glorious history of archaeologists claiming that what they see out at their dig sites contradicts the Bible, only to be proved wrong as later discoveries come to light. However, the evidence to disprove this spurious claim existed long before this latest argument was put forward.Todd Bolen, professor of Bible history and long-time resident of Israel, had a tone of “here we go again” on Bible Places Blog before providing an extensive list of evidences and references that support the Biblical account:Yes, I have been ignoring all of the crazy media coverage on the camel story. For one thing, the popular angle here is hardly new—scholars have tried to deny the accuracy of the Bible using camels for a long time. For another, the story is wrong. The biblical account is trustworthy, and the evidence from the recent study does not support the claims being made from it. (We didn’t find any camels being used at two copper-mining sites in the early 10th century; therefore, no camels were domesticated anywhere in the ANE [ancient near east] before that time.)One is left wondering, therefore, what motivated the two archaeologists to rush to impugn the Bible’s historicity.  They should have known it’s risky: “Proving that something did not exist at some time and place in the past is every archaeologist’s nightmare because proof of its existence may, despite all claims to the contrary, be unearthed at some future date,” said Martin Heide, quoted on Bible Places Blog.  Previous examples abound of discredited discredits of the Bible.Here, though, the archaeologists seem to have made anti-Biblical opinions not justified by their meager evidence, merely by the power of suggestion.  For instance, “While there are conflicting theories about when the Bible was composed, the recent research suggests it was written much later than the events it describes,” National Geographic deduced.  “This supports earlier studies that have challenged the Bible’s veracity as a historic document.”That’s not just bad science; it’s bad logic.  Later compilers (even if that were assumed) could have used original sources, for one thing; and dates on a few camels in a copper mine cannot possibly be extended into generalizations about the whole ancient near east.  They themselves admit, “The biblical angle wasn’t the focus of the recent research, though, just an after-the-fact observation.” It wasn’t even an observation.  It was the lack of an observation: negative evidence used to promote a universal negative.  That’s always risky.Besides, evolutionists place the evolutionary “emergence” of the camel at 40-50 million years ago, and the emergence of human beings in the Levant around 400,000 years ago.  Would it not seem odd if the two never got acquainted in Israel before 930 BC?  The Genesis account locates the creation of humans and camels on the Sixth Day of creation, not that long ago.  It seems reasonable that Abraham, within centuries of the Flood, would have been well acquainted with the animal resources available to man, given that he came from Ur, a civilization in camel-friendly habitat, and was experienced in the logistics of long-distance migration of personnel and their baggage.Where have all the camels gone, long time passing?Where have all the camels gone, long time ago?Where have all the camels gone,Stomped on skeptics, every one;When will they ever learn?When will they ever learn?last_img read more