Baillie Gifford to open Dublin office to safeguard EU business

first_imgBaillie Gifford is to open an office in Dublin in anticipation of the UK’s departure from the European Union, it has announced.The decision was aimed at supporting the firm’s European expansion, according to the Edinburgh-based investment company.“In recent years, Baillie Gifford has seen growing demand from clients from across Europe,” said Andrew Telfer, joint senior partner at the £193bn (€216bn) manager.“We are committed to servicing our existing EU-based clients, as well as expanding further.” The firm had been exploring various options to allow it to continue this development before opting to set up an office in Dublin, according to Telfer.The Dublin office is to be established in the form of a new EU subsidiary company, subject to authorisation from the Central Bank of Ireland. According to IPE’s Top 400 report for 2017, Baillie Gifford managed €52.9bn of assets for European institutional clients, making it the 38th largest European institutional manager.Other asset managers to have set up or expanded operations in EU fund management hubs in recent months include Columbia Threadneedle Investments and M&G, which have both moved assets run for some non-UK investors in their UK-based funds to Luxembourg. In May Legal & General Investment Management announced the Central Bank of Ireland had authorised its Dublin-management company.A recently published State Street survey found that more than half of asset managers surveyed expected to increase their staffing levels in new locations in response to Brexit within the next five years.last_img read more

Marvin L. Gesell age, 86

first_imgMarvin LeRoy Gesell, age 86, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Born June 22, 1930 in Klemmes Corner, Indiana he was the son of the late LeRoy & Elsie (Lee) Gesell. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and remained a proud Marine to the end. Marvin was retired, having worked for many years with the Local #18 International Union of Operating Engineers as a bulldozer operator, and had also farmed in Franklin County all his life. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Klemmes Corner; a lifetime member of the St. Leon Post #464 of the American Legion; as well as a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He was a proud & loving Husband, Father, and Grandpa, and enjoyed walking his Rottweiler’s, hunting, and was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds. Besides Estelle A. (Schoettelkotte), his devoted wife of 61 years, survivors include four children, Darrell L. Gesell of Maineville, Ohio, Brenda K. (William) Goff of Belvidere, Illinois, Douglas A. (Jackie) Gesell of Brookville, and Christopher M. Gesell of Klemmes Corner; two grandchildren, Neil (Stacie) Brown & Britney Gesell; one great-grandson, Paxton Brown; two sisters, Marlene Sloneker of Hamilton, Ohio and Elaine (Don) Smith of Brookville, Indiana; a brother Herbert N. (Karen) Gesell of West College Corner, Indiana. Family & friends may visit from 9 till 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 4025 Highland Center Road, Brookville, Indiana. Rev. Ladona Webb, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate the Funeral Services at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Church. Burial with full Military Graveside honors by the St. Joseph Post #464 of the American Legion will follow in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project or the St. Joseph Post #464 of the American Legion. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gesell family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit .last_img read more

Ryan Giggs Selling Custom Manchester Mansion

first_img Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganRyan Reynolds Does The Bottle Cup Challenge (You Better See This)Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Did You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World Images of the home have revealed the soccer star’s taste for the dramatic, including a glossy black “bat cave”-like kitchen and similarly dark bar and lounge. His taste for the gothic extends to eggplant-colored velvet upholstery, chandeliers and dark-stained hardwood floors. The property hit the market this week with real estate agents Briscombe, Nutter and Staff, which did not return a request for comment. read also:Ferdinand reveals what he said to Giggs, Scholes about Messi Mr. Giggs, now coach of the Welsh national team, also could not immediately be reached for comment. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Mr. Giggs, 45, one of the most decorated soccer players of all time who played 24 seasons with Manchester United, bought the underlying property in 2004 for £1.94 million, according to records filed with the Land Registry, and immediately set to work planning his dream home. He went to some pains to build the lavish, five-bedroom, raising the ire of his neighbors when he submitted plans with the local authority to tear down the old Victorian estate known as Silver How and replace it with a clunky brick and faux timber-frame mansion, local media reported at the time. His plans were eventually approved in spite of the grousing residents of Chatsworth Road, and Mr. Giggs built a sprawling 6,700-square-foot house with a double garage and indoor swimming pool.Advertisement Former soccer star, Ryan Giggs, is selling his custom-built mansion in England’s greater Manchester area for £3.5 million (US$4.579 million). Loading… last_img read more

Make bowlers wear a mask: Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq

first_imgLAHORE: Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq believes it will not be easy for the bowlers to get used to with the saliva ban which will come into effect once cricket resumes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Misbah, bowlers should be asked to wear masks in order to stop them from using saliva “instinctively” on the ball in order to shine it.”It is not going to be easy at all (bowling without applying saliva). This is a habit players have developed since the start of their cricket. Even if a player keeps in mind the new restrictions somewhere he might act instinctively,” Misbah said in an interview to YouTube Cricket Channel ‘Cricket Baaz’. “We might have to do something to prevent this. Like making bowlers wear a mask or some other restrictive protection so that they don’t use saliva instinctively,” he added. IANSlast_img read more

Complete game: SU’s Romagnuolo, Bellingham power Orange attack after waiting entire year

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ It was strength meets technicality. It was 2008 meets 2009. It was Megan Bellingham meets Tina Romagnuolo. It was a goal shared by two goal scorers. And it was the first time in the two years that Syracuse’s leading scorers’ from 2008 and 2009 had donned Orange together. The first time they had connected. Finally. With two minutes remaining in SU’s third game of the season versus Lehigh on Aug. 27, and with the Orange trailing by a goal, the senior forward Bellingham sailed a cross into the box where the sophomore attacking midfielder Romagnuolo headed it past Lehigh goalkeeper Lauren Mains. The goal put the Orange on the scoreboard for the first time all season and prevented SU from losing its second game of the season. The much practiced and expected celebration ensued. ‘It is just a great thing that they are very different, but I think they read each other well and play well together,’ SU assistant coach Abby Crumpton said. ‘I think they combine well together. It’s been great because Tina is fairly new, and for them to mesh so quickly, it is good for us.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Yes, there were the hundreds of practices in which the two had partaken together in the past two years. During those, there were a bevy of goals. But for these two attacking forces — the premier goal scorers for Syracuse women’s soccer — this was it. This one counted. And with the goal coming two minutes prior to the end of regulation, it helped SU to a 1-1 tie with Lehigh. But it was at least one year too late. Perhaps two. In 2010, though, everything for the Orange hinges on it. ‘I think they are transferring a lot of attention from the opposition,’ SU head coach Phil Wheddon said. ‘I think that leaves other people unattended.’ Heading into the 2009 season, it appeared as if everything for the team hinged on Bellingham. She was the returning goal scoring leader with 17 points and eight goals in 2008. There was the newcomer Romagnuolo, who had redshirted in 2008 because of a commitment to the Canadian national team. Everyone expected she would soon become just like Bellingham. But what Bellingham, Romagnuolo and Wheddon couldn’t expect was everything actually hinged on a hinge of Bellingham herself. The joints in her knees, to be exact. As a result, Bellingham would miss the remainder of the 2009 season with sore knees she only described as ‘wear and tear.’ The knees were so bad that after playing in just two games alongside Romagnuolo, Bellingham couldn’t complete a single practice. Technically, those first two games were the first times Bellingham met Romagnuolo in a real game. But it was at a time when Bellingham was still everything. She assisted Romagnuolo’s first career goal against St. Bonaventure. It was before the injury. It was before Romagnuolo became everything. For one year, at least. ‘It felt kind of good to be a leader, even though I was only a freshman,’ Romagnuolo said. For the remaining 17 games, Bellingham got the chance to see what the future of the program looked like. Bellingham saw the then-freshman Romagnuolo score nine of SU’s 13 goals. But Bellingham knew the future for both Romagnuolo and herself would include the eventual one year together after the medical redshirt Bellingham received last season. So she was determined to make it. ‘I think always coming off an injury is tough because, pretty much, you are working from ground zero back up to 100 percent,’ Bellingham said. ‘For me, it was just a day-by-day process, and I just wanted to come back and just be as right as I was to contribute this season.’ When Bellingham went down, Romagnuolo was called upon to be a leader for the team, a tall task for an incoming freshman. But for Romagnuolo, it was a time to gain respect from her teammates. She used her national-team experience to find her niche on the team. Even if it was a niche she was rushed into. She was just that skilled. The skill was there. Then came the collegiate experience — the difficult 2-8-1 conference record after Bellingham went down. It was experience she meshed with her previous international lessons learned. ‘Experience, leadership and also just knowing how to control the game and the tempo of the game,’ Romagnuolo said of the responsibilities she learned from her time spent on the national team. ‘Just training hard every day in practice and trying to get people to do the same.’ Now Romagnuolo is meshing all she has learned with all Bellingham brings to the table. And they have combined to become a successful attacking combination for the Orange this season. For Crumpton, there has been nothing better than watching two double-digit scorers join each other on the same field. The meeting is something she and Wheddon have been yearning for after what seems like an eternity. ‘I think it’s great, I think they complement each other really well,’ Crumpton said. ‘Both bring different things to the table, and we need them both. I think that it’s good because it throws off other teams that we don’t have three of the same kind of player in the attack.’ The much-planned attacking tandem has finally been let loose this season. Between the two, they have scored six goals and had three assists. Bellingham leads the team in points, while Romagnuolo is third. Coming into the season, nobody knew for sure how Bellingham and Romagnuolo were going to coexist in the offensive third. And although they have clearly diverse skill sets, the variance has enabled the pair to mesh well for Syracuse this season. For Bellingham, Romagnuolo is the perfect complement. ‘She works so hard all the time,’ Bellingham said. ‘I don’t think she ever stops running. It’s just great to have a player that is pretty much my polar opposite. She’s fast, does great runs off the ball, and she’s always a good target to find and always has the mentality to get a goal.’ But both players have talents that have enabled them to become the go-to players on the field this season. The tandem has used these strengths to expose defenses all season long. Crumpton credited Bellingham with being one of the strongest players on the team, while applauding Romagnuolo’s technique with the ball. These strengths have not only brought the players’ success, but have also enabled the Orange to become a stronger team this season. Over the past two years, scoring from any source outside Bellingham and Romagnuolo was virtually nonexistent. This season, there are already four players who have amassed five points for the Orange. Wheddon sees the two on the field as an opportunity to draw attention away from other role players. ‘We’ve seen a lot more different people scoring,’ Wheddon said. Junior midfielder Taylor Chamberlain has had the opportunity to play with each player in her career at SU. Chamberlain has finally had the opportunity to see her midfield success increase this season with the addition of Bellingham into the lineup. The two have become apparent scoring outlets for all Syracuse players. ‘It’s great always having options and knowing that something is going to come of your hard work,’ Chamberlain said. ‘It’s nice to know that your teammates are going to support you, just as you are going to support them.’ For Bellingham, it is not about having two prolific scorers in the front line, but rather the progress the program is making to have more talent all over the field. Romagnuolo is just one of the younger players who have stepped into a successful role for the Orange. And if this season is any indication, Syracuse is going to find talent in the future. When someone other than these two becomes everything. Even if the program as a whole doesn’t have to jostle with injuries and confront a delayed start. Even if the meeting comes to fruition as planned. Said Bellingham: ‘Having these young players step into leadership roles just coming into, like, sophomore year, it’s been really exciting to watch. I can’t wait to see where it goes in the future.’ adtredin@syr.educenter_img Published on September 28, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Friday’s match is worth your time

first_imgThis Friday night, the USC women’s soccer team hosts archrival UCLA at the Coliseum. I will be there. Not because I have to cover the game — our excellent beat writers Ben Albert and Paolo Uggetti can take care of that. Not because our football team is in the middle of another long, boring bye week. And especially not because I’m a soccer fanatic. I will be there for one reason, the same reason over 90,000 of the Trojan faithful cross Exposition and navigate the Rose Garden on Saturdays: It’s going to be a lot of fun.The big stage · Junior midfielder and captain Jamie Fink was just a freshman when USC upset No. 2 UCLA at home two seasons ago. – Brian Ji | Daily TrojanI understand if you don’t believe me. There are plenty of excuses not to make the trek out to this match, especially as a busy USC student. So because I’d like to avoid getting lost among a sea of parents and high school coaches on Friday night, let me try to ease some of those doubts. And don’t worry, hypothetical fellow student. I’ve thought of everything.Right off the bat, aren’t we gonna lose? Like, pretty badly?Yeah, that’s possible. The undefeated, top-ranked Bruins are the reigning national champions. They’re on top of the Pac-12, the nation and probably the universe. The Women of Troy are a talented squad, but they’re unranked and fighting for an NCAA tournament bid. On paper, it’s not an even matchup. But as anyone who watched UCLA stun No. 2 USC at the Rose Bowl in 2006 can tell you, rivalry games aren’t played on paper. Anything can happen.Yeah, but that’s football. Do we actually have a chance to win this soccer game?You bet we do. We’ve even done it before. A little over two years ago, I watched former USC midfielder Jordan Marada and the unranked Women of Troy upset the No. 2 Bruins in one of the most thrilling sporting events I’ve ever witnessed. The match ended on Marada’s overtime winner, the closest thing I’ve ever seen to an honest-to-goodness, buzzer-beating goal. It was absolutely brilliant, a golden goal so perfectly timed that the opposition had no chance to respond. I wasn’t the only one there to see it, either. At least 30 students stormed McAlister Field to celebrate, as a similarly dominant UCLA squad — one that went on to reach the NCAA quarterfinals -— walked away in utter disbelief. Wouldn’t that be fun to see again, in a night game at the Coliseum no less?O.K., but come on. This is soccer. College students don’t get excited about soccer.Some do. The men’s game between UCSB and Cal Poly — dubbed the “College California Clasico” by NBC’s Men in Blazers — draws thousands of students, while hundreds more can’t even get tickets. UCSB students are known for their soccer fanaticism, including tossing tortillas onto the field after a home goal. Now I’m not claiming we steal that tradition, but wouldn’t it be fun to start one of our own?Those schools don’t even have football! USC students barely even come out for basketball games. It’s all about football, all the time.Technically, Cal Poly has an FCS football team, but that’s neither here nor there. Though I admit it’s tough to imagine USC students getting pumped up for a non-football sport, it does happen. Anyone who came out to see the Trojans pick up their fifth consecutive national title in men’s water polo two years ago can attest to that. Students packed the stands, suffering through rain and cold weather to see USC knock off UCLA. It wasn’t an isolated event, either. Uytengsu Aquatics Center was rocking for a regular season matchup between the No. 3 Trojans and the No. 1 Bruins just this past Sunday.Ok, you got me convinced. I’ll give this whole soccer business a try. We better not get blown out…I can’t guarantee that we won’t! Just like -— not for lack of trying — I couldn’t guarantee that our football team would overpower Boston College. But I can guarantee that if you grab a group of friends and head out to the Coliseum this Friday night at 7:30 p.m., you’re gonna have a good time. And isn’t that what college is all about?Will Hanley is a junior majoring in political science and communication. His column, “Sports Willustrated,” runs Thursdays.last_img read more

11th R R Lakshya shooting competition to be held on Dec 29

first_imgLast Updated: 26th December, 2019 17:58 IST 11th R R Lakshya Shooting Competition To Be Held On Dec 29 Country’s top 20 Air Rifle shooters will slug it out at the 11th R R Lakshya Cup, a premier invitational shooting competition, which will be held on December 29 WATCH US LIVE Written By Country’s top 20 Air Rifle shooters will slug it out at the 11th R R Lakshya Cup, a premier invitational shooting competition, which will be held on December 29, in neighbouring Panvel. The tournament is organised by Lakshya Shooting Club, founded by Olympian and ace shooter Suma Shirur, who is presently the high-performance specialist coach of the Indian Rifleshooting junior team, a media release issued here said. Shooter Divyansh Panwar from Rajasthan, who is the Tokyo Olympic Quota place winner and ISSF World Cup medallist, and Aishwary Pratap Singh, also a Tokyo Olympic Quota Place winner and bronze medallist at Asian Shooting Championship Doha 2019 will take part in the competition.READ | Conor McGregor Looks SHARP Ahead Of UFC Return Fight Against Donald CerroneREAD | Tom Brady Sends Out Christmas Day Greeting After Patriots Wrap Up 11th AFC East Title11th R R Lakshya shooting competition to be heldApart from them, a young shooter from Maharashtra, Shahu Mane, a bronze medallist at Asian Shooting Championship Doha 2019, and Zeena Khitta, senior national champion, will also take part. Hriday Hazarika (Assam), Shriyanka Sadangi (ONGC), Shreya Agarwal (Madhya Pradesh) will also take part in the day-long tournament, it said. Panwar is the defending champion in the senior category. The winner in the senior category will go home richer by Rs 1 lakh. READ | Ray Lewis Issues ‘handle Your Business’ Warning To Tom Brady And PatriotsREAD | LeBron James Concedes Taking Patrick Beverley’s Knee To The Groin In Clippers Vs Lakers First Published: 26th December, 2019 17:58 IST COMMENTcenter_img Press Trust Of India FOLLOW US LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

Sigerson Quarter Finals

first_imgAt 2, UUJ face UCD in Jordanstown, While at the same time last year’s beaten finalists DCU take on St. Mary’s. Then at 6, IT Carlow face UCClast_img

Bosnia Won Iran 3:1 on the World Championships in Brazil

first_imgST/photo Sportcentar With the victory against Iran with the result of 3:1, the best players of Bosnia and Herzegovina ended their participation on the World Championships in Brazil.Goals for BiH achieved Edin Dzeko (23.), Miralem Pjanic (59.) and Avdija Vršajević (83.), while the only goal for Iran was achieved by Reza Ghoochannejhad (82.)last_img

Sufficient Grace (Dedicated to the fight against Ebola)

first_imgIt was a case of death, it was not a case of life, many people were dying, not many were living, and there was a chance to survive, but the report that there was not cure for the virus caused many to throw their hands in the air.  It was an uncertain period and surviving demanded the intervention of God, many people claimed.  But the morning after three family members perished, hundreds jammed the local community church on Bushrod Island, and like the people of the Biblical Nineveh, tore their clothes and disorganized their hair and from morning till night, refrained from food.   Twenty eight year-old Jason Mandela emerged from his self-imposed fast, with vigor and expectation from a group, including Pastor John Towah in tow. The withering evening cold seethed through the environment as the two men reclined on soft chairs for reflection. The invitation had come from Mandela and the pastor was willing to answer to his concerns.  “God heard the people of Nineveh,” Mandela said with references to the Writ, “and he would by no means hear our pleas.” The pastor chuckled with excitement.  “He would definitely do as we have requested.” Mandela could not restrain a smile, despite the harrowing experience of losing more than seven family members, including his mother and a sister.  “Does the Lord destroy the just with the unjust,” a question that the pastor was apparently prepared for, made certain for his years as a man who searched the Scriptures, and was able to see the angle of the conversation.  He smiled.  “The Lord is just and he would by no means destroy the just along with the unjust.” He explained further the incident recorded in scripture about the doom cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. And offered more reasons why the just would not be swept away with the unjust.  “The patriarch Abraham was allowed to plead with the Lord to save the few just and as a result to have saved the many who were unjust,” a statement that Mandela nodded in appreciation.  But Mandela could not fail to throw the next question, which intruded his mind, since the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease.  “Are we a doom generation?” The pastor emitted a grave smile and urging Mandela to look at him, he shook his head, as a consequence.  “What could make you ask such a question?” Mandela could not retain his surprise, for the pastor’s reaction and sweeping his head away from the pastor folded his hands across his chest. The evening was approaching fast and the echoes of automobile engines filled the air.  But to his utter surprise, Mandela could feel the pastor regaining his composure and excitement in his eyes.  “It would be unfair to assign any evil with the Lord,” he said, “but due to our limited understanding as to how the Lord works, many people are quick to place their difficulties onto the Lord and when tough times come, credit him of their sufferings.” Mandela then said, “Should we not throw our burden on to the Lord?”  “You should by any means.”  “How is it different from what I said earlier?”The pastor could not fail to catch the sarcasm in Mandela’s eyes, and he went on in full blast, for he would be remiss if he failed to defend the Lord in this instance.  “Throwing your burden on the Lord is not the same as suggesting that we are part of a doom generation. May the Lord’s name be praised, for it is clearly a situation where human mistakes ganged up to destroy what belongs to the Lord to shame.  “Like before the destruction of the doom cities Sodom and Gomorrah, it is a question of trusting in the Lord, for he is mysterious in his saving grace.”  The young man’s interest heightened.  “When will the Lord speak?” he knew his question was deliberate, an intentional response to get the man of God out open up. ‘The Lord saves,’ yes he was aware of what he did in ancient Israel. But when would the Lord speak to set the records straight. There had been heart rendering issues in the land, and Liberians knew that. What did the Lord’s saving grace in the days of old mean to the present? Many, including good men who were willing to take care of those who were infected with the deadly virus, perished, and yet the Lord had not spoken. Drawing him out from his reverie, the pastor explained that though the Lord had not spoken, as many of the faithful would have expected he had already spoken, just that people were not aware of it.  “Scripture provides us a deeper meaning of what we must do as a people to take care of any problem like what we have right now,” he said, and the young man had no alternative but to smile, with some purpose.   This was when the pastor, most especially said, “Like the case of the city of Nineveh, the Lord realized the iniquities of the people and therefore sent his prophet to declare the danger that was coming.  “It is of interest that aware of the Lord’s kindness and considering that we are dust, the prophet, in this case Jonah knew about the Lord’s kindness to forgive those he was sent to proclaim their doom.” The young man could not but offer a discerning smile, for the Lord’s patience he knew was beyond compare to that of his created beings. He knew man’s inhumanity to man, and the recent war in which whole families perished deliberately which could not be compared to the goodness of the creator of all mankind.  Pastor Towah apparently was thinking on the same line, when he responded with a sense of appreciation to the Lord’s dealings with his creation.  “Human beings may show off their kindness to the suffering, but in truth human weakness is so overwhelming that in actual fact if the world had responded to the Ebola crisis as expected, there is every sense that we would not have suffered and lost hundreds of people.”   The young man nodded in agreement for he held the belief that the universal creator was more considerate and compassionate in his dealings with mankind than mankind and its dealing with its own. Mandela knew the sorry record of mankind against itself, and with a little recognition he realized that the creator of everything living was more considerate than mankind itself.  The pastor might have apparently read his mind, and he followed up with a conclusion that his listener could not deny.  “Jonah as a prophet had been aware of the goodness of the Lord; he was aware of God’s unparallel judicial decisions offered the people of Israel.  “He apparently followed God’s divine justice when Moses led the Jews from captivity and later in the days of prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel and therefore he knew, and therefore Jonah could make many references about God’s willingness to forgive the erring people of Nineveh.”  Then Mandela interrupted with a question. “Was Jonah not interested in the amazing forgiveness of the creator of everything living?” Mandela knew his question could get the pastor to open up. And the pastor could not prevent a mild smile.  “That is an interesting question, but don’t forget that he made an attempt not to carry out the divine judgment against the people of Nineveh.  “Remember that whatever his interest and maturity, he was simply a human and there was evidently an urgency bothered on anger to see the Lord handle the situation from his standpoint, which the Lord later, contrary dramatized when what gave him a wonderful rest was removed and he showed similar anger.” Mandela now could see the situation from a positive angle, for man’s actions were not meant to help his kind, and even if man had the means to make the world a little better, his in-born tendency to show off and identify with his self destructive ego, was too glaring for him to ignore.  Liberians were dying, that was evidently true, and there was evident that many others were surviving, which was also true. What was responsible for the two groups then?  “I’m getting the message that,” Mandela said with some purpose, “our survival depends on what we reasonably do as a consequence of what is happening here.” The pastor once again could not refrain from a hearty smile. And his response was calculated to serve as a purpose and also to remind his listener that to survive in the current Ebola scourge meant the deliberate use of preventive measures with the intent of staying alive.  Mandela could not fail to appreciate God’s provision and the means to save mankind in a situation that by all accounts, demanded the use of information for survival. The Lord would provide a means, true, but is a means to use common sense measures, to stay alive.  In the end, Mandela realized that when all had been settled and there were remnants of the Ebola scourge, there would be celebrations and thanksgiving to the Lord, concerning his amazing grace.  As the two men left each other, Mandela was convinced that while divine justice did not overwhelm the people of Nineveh, it was not the case with Liberia and her neighbors. And therefore if anyone would want to twist the current epidemic and blame it on the Lord, since he is the maker and knower of all things, Mandela would denounce him, for God’s grace was sufficient for all.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more