Any person who has become conscious of the existence and presence of God has experienced the most important and heart shaking of experiences. Suddenly, the world and that individual s place in it takes on a completely different aspect and meaning. So many people wander through their journey of earthly life without discovering what that meaning is they are born, grow, eat and drink, mate, age and die, without ever realizing that their physical components of atoms are as minute and insignificant as those of one tiny ant lost on a huge planet; but these atoms are only the temporary belongings of a soul which inhabits a vastly different plane of existence. A believer becomes a believer when some inkling of that reality enters his conscious mind. The person may never have thought about God at all or realized that the faith of others was relevant; or that person may have prayed routinely and out of familiar duty for years. The moment of realization, if it comes, is different for every individual. But once it comes, life changes forever for that individual. It is not only the overwhelming realization that there really is a God, an Almighty and Supreme Being, but that the power and heart of this Being created and now maintains all that exists, encompasses the entire vastness of all the universes, and yet at the same time is aware not only of each person as an individual, but of each ant, and of each microbe that may live within the body of that ant. Prayer is an acknowledgment of our absolute dependence on God on one hand, in contrast to God s absolute power on the other. The act of prayer puts us in our true place, and also acknowledges God s rightful station. Prayer, then, is not the wishful thinking or illusions of the pious but is actually acceptance of things as they are; in prayer, consciousness is the ultimate degree of realism; and the apprehension of reality, in turn, is the most excellent of all actions.
We will push for the long term stability of one country, two systems and continue to support the improvement of implementing the systems and mechanisms of the constitution and basic law, the ruling Communist Party s fourth ranked leader Wang Yang said this week. The remarks came a day before the opening of the Chinese parliament, where a controversial national security law for Hong Kong is being mooted. The new law, which is being described as the most sweeping step at curbing dissent so far, seeks to ban treason, secession, sedition and subversion , and could be passed without consulting the Hong Kong legislature.
Earlier this month, we learned about something we long suspected would happen from Honda''s luxury brand, Acura. The Acura RLX flagship sedan is officially being discontinued after the current 2020 model year. This full size sedan''s origins can be traced back to the legendary (no pun intended) Acura Legend, but has grown in size with every new subsequent generation over the years. As the countdown on its departure is now underway, it''s time for Acura to start unloading remaining stock and Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect occasion.You see, there''s an amazing unadvertised discount happening right now on the latest RLX, uncovered by Cars Direct. If you check out the official Acura website, you'll notice the $500 loyalty discount for current Honda and Acura owners, which is really nothing great or unique. However, it''s the secret unadvertised deal that deserves serious attention.
Thank you for registering with Physics World If you'd like to change your details at any time, please visit My accountA distinctive twist in the disk of gas and dust surrounding a newly formed star likely indicates that a new planet is currently forming in the system. This discovery by researchers in France, Belgium, USA and Taiwan, led by Anthony Boccaletti at PSL University s Paris Observatory, makes them the first astronomers to witness such an event.
Washington: In a survey of adolescent cancer patients and their families at four tertiary care U.S. pediatric hospitals, researchers found that parents had a poor understanding of their teens' preferences for the best time to bring up end of life decisions, dying a natural death, and being taken off life support.The findings of the study published in the journal JAMA Network, suggest that family centred pediatric advance care planning interventions are needed to close this gap.
Exercise is critical for all aspects of a child ''s development. Be it playing organized team sports, riding a bike, running at the park, or crawling up, down, and around a play structure, physical activity goes well beyond physical fitness. Children who get the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ''s recommended hour of daily exercise enjoy better overall health, and that includes everything from reduced risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, improved mental well being, and, of course, better physical fitness.
Washington D.C. India , May 23 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers have found that use of antibiotics in infancy can raise the risk of obesity in early childhood, with boys being slightly more vulnerable.The findings by a team of researchers from Singapore''s NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine), Agency for Science, Technology and Research''s (A STAR) Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), and KK Women''s and Children''s Hospital (KKH) have been published in the scientific journal International Journal of Obesity.Animal studies using mice have documented that early life antibiotic exposure causes metabolic abnormalities including obesity through gut microbiota disruption although there is limited evidence from human studies.There is also accumulating evidence that suggests colonization of the gut microbiota at an early age plays a pivotal role in the weight gain and development of obesity in the later life (between ages 12 14).In a sub study of the Growing up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcome (GUSTO) birth cohort, led by Professor Lee Yung Seng, Head of Paediatrics at NUS Medicine and Group Director, Paediatrics, National University Health System (NUHS) and Principal investigator at SICS, and Dr Neerja Karnani, Adjunct Assistant Professor at NUS Medicine''s Department of Biochemistry and Senior Principal Investigator, SICS, the team examined the implication of gut microbiota in the relationship between infant antibiotic exposure and childhood obesity.Other lead researchers for this study are Dr Ling Wei Chen and Dr Jia Xu from SICS, A STAR. Very few human studies to date have examined this association.Through the study, the team showed that the use of antibiotics in infancy can raise the risk of obesity in early childhood, with the boys being slightly more vulnerable.Recurrent administration of antibiotics can disrupt the development of infant gut microbiota and serve as a potential mechanism for linking antibiotic exposure with later adiposity."Childhood obesity is a growing concern for the many adverse health effects it brings in adulthood such as Type 2 diabetes. The infancy period (1st year) represents part of a critical window of development which can have a lasting effect on subsequent health and disease later in life," said Prof Lee.The human gut relies on its microbial inhabitants to provide certain essential nutrients, aid digestion, and support their immune system. Acquisition of these friendly microbes starts immediately after birth and this process is highly sensitive to infant exposures.Antibiotics use is one such exposure. Although it helps eliminate the pathogenic bacteria, it may also eliminate some good bacteria during the course of its action."Acquisition of gut microbes in infancy is a highly dynamic and vulnerable process. Use of antibiotics during this process can disrupt the normal colonization and development of infant gut microbiota, and this may consequently influence a child''s weight gain and obesity risk," added Dr Karnani.The associated alterations in the gut microbiota through the use of antibiotics and their link with child adiposity has important implications on the role of gut microbiota in the development of body fat and risk of obesity, and the mechanism through which antibiotics exposure can lay the foundation for bad metabolic outcomes in the future.The findings of this study amplify the need for the careful consideration of the benefits vs the risks of administrating antibiotics and the frequency of their use in early life.The data from the study was based on interviewer administered questionnaires with parents, body composition measurements, and laboratory analysis of stool samples in children from the GUSTO mother offspring cohort study. (ANI)
It has always been a great dream of mine and I m glad I pulled it off In an industry where second chances are rarer than a hen s tooth and longevity is a continuous struggle, Andrew McLean Galloway IV, popularly known as Drew McIntyre, has certainly proved himself as an exception. Setting his sights on becoming a WWE Superstar since the age of 15, when most of us worried about being the most popular kid in class, McIntyre rocked the independent circuit with his slick persona and unmatched athleticism before debuting at WWE where he was declared a future World Champion by showrunner Vince McMahon, the moment he arrived.
In recent days, the Argentine has been the subject of numerous reports linking him with a move away from the Etihad Stadium funnily enough, coinciding with the date for Manchester City''s appeal date against their two year European ban.On Thursday evening, Italian journalist Nico Schira claimed that although there have been links between Napoli and Sergio Aguero, no talks have taken place for the transfer of the 31 year old. However, both Real Madrid and Inter have asked for 'information' from the agent of the striker in the last few days. That being said, Manchester City insist that their number one choice in the striking department will not be sold this summer.
Last Friday both the cricket boards held a teleconference as the ECB briefed the PCB officials about its arrangements to make the tour safe and secure for everyone. In the next step, the PCB on Wednesday briefed the Pakistani players in light of that discussion. The response of the players was positive but still lot of work has to be done to overhaul the hurdles in the way before going ahead with the tour and of course we want to ensure the well being and health of the players and the support staff, a PCB spokesman said.
Full screen 1 3 Read more on:SupercarsUSA Recently, SSC released a short teaser video showcasing the mind melting prowess of its long awaited, 1,750bhp hyper hypercar, the Tuatara. A short sample of a few quick buzz ups to the 205mph 210mph range .It s also being built to far, far exceed 210mph, of course. A number you re probably familiar with (300mph ). Though, not many will ever get that familiar, because only 100 Tuataras are being planned.
This was no isolated incident of a young queer Indian being forced to un become who they are by concerned parents, and this won t be the last. Although the Supreme Court decriminalised consensual homosexual sex under Section 377 in 2018 and the Indian Psychiatric Society said homosexuality was not a mental disorder, those sentiments have not percolated to most Indian homes.The grim headlines every other day are reminders that this is no shocking event. It continues, even if India s urban centres are slowly coming to terms with a range of sexualities.
The launch today means that public health agencies can now use the API in apps released to the general public. To date, Apple and Google have only released beta versions of the API to help with the development process.To be clear, this launch means that developers working on behalf of public health agencies can now issue apps that make use of it #8212; Apple and Google themselves are not creating an exposure notification or contact tracing app. The companies say that many U.S. states and 22 countries across five continents have already asked for, and been provided access to, the API to support their development efforts, and they anticipate more being added going forward. So far, Apple and Google say they have conducted more than 24 briefings and tech talks for public health officials, epidemiologists and app developers working on their behalf.
KamaSutra Condoms has unveiled its latest digital campaign lsquo;JustMarried ', asking people to take them through highs of their marriage to the low of being indoors and how love keeps them going and how this StayAtHome period is a unique experience for them.
;More than ever, being connected is critical to create an individualized patient experience,; writes Tom McGuinness, corporate vice president, Worldwide Health at Microsoft, and Dr. Greg Moore, corporate vice president, Microsoft Health, in today;s announcement. ;The Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare helps healthcare organizations to engage in more proactive ways with their patients, allows caregivers to improve the efficiency of their workflows and streamline interactions with Classified as Microsoft Confidential patients with more actionable results.;Like similar Microsoft branded offerings from the company, Cloud for Healthcare is about bringing together a set of capabilities that already exist inside of Microsoft. In this case, that includes Microsoft 365, Dynamics, Power Platform and Azure, including Azure IoT for monitoring patients. The solution sits on top of a common data model that makes it easier to share data between applications and analyze the data they gather.