Epitaph: Dr. Henry M. Morris, Jr. (1918-2006)

first_imgThe man considered the “father of the modern creationist movement,” a prolific author, scientist and founder of the Institute for Creation Research (ICR), died Saturday night at age 87 after a series of small strokes.  An announcement at Answers in Genesis said his mind was sharp till shortly before the end.    Dr. Henry Morris (PhD, hydraulic engineering, Rice University) and Dr. John Whitcomb awakened a slumbering church in 1961 with The Genesis Flood, a book that many have claimed marked the beginning of the modern creationist movement.  The book presented convincing scientific evidence against long ages and for a global watery cataclysm.  In 1970, Morris left Virginia Tech where he was head of the department of civil engineering, to pursue his creation activities full time.  With Dr. Duane Gish, a biochemist from UC Berkeley, Morris formed the Institute for Creation Research.  The fledgling work, begun on a shoestring, soon grew into the leading creationist research institute in the world and added a museum and graduate school.  Morris and Gish debated hundreds of scientists on college campuses across America and around the world.  His 50+ books, unabashedly Christian and literally Biblical but also very astute about science and the history of evolutionary thought, have had an enormous impact on generations of readers.    Gentle and soft-spoken in person but impregnable with a pen, Dr. Henry Morris was still writing things up to his final few days.  The breadth and depth of subjects he wrote about is remarkable.  His last monthly entry for the ICR newsletter can be read on the ICR Website as an example of his sharp mind at age 87.  The work at ICR continues under the leadership of his son John Morris, a PhD in geological engineering.  The institute has begun several new research projects including one in genetics, after the recent conclusion of its 8-year RATE project, an interdisciplinary analysis of radioactive dating by 11 scientists.    A little over three years ago, ICR hosted a large, well-attended conference at Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa called “Passing the Torch of Creation,” where Morris received a standing ovation after being introduced to speak at one of his last public appearances.  He will be missed by all who loved him and his work; indeed, even his pro-Darwinist enemies will probably pay their respects.  While denouncing his beliefs, they never could deny his personal character, integrity and influence.1  His many books, along with audio and video recordings, and not least the institution he founded, will ensure that Dr. Henry M. Morris, Jr. will remain near to the creation movement he revived.1For instance, Dr. Edward Larson, in the Teaching Company series “The Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy” called Morris a “very sincere, honest and direct person” whose books and institute have had an “enormous influence”; in fact, Larson’s account is remarkable for its lack of any disparaging word about the man whose “naive literalism”2 has been so despised by evolutionists and liberal theologians.  This lecture series, by the way, is also remarkable for its fair treatment of the intelligent design movement, and its silence about any conclusive evidence for evolution.2It should be clarified what Biblical literalism means.  Dr. Morris believed that Scripture passages should be interpreted in their plain, ordinary sense when it was clear from the context that the author intended to communicate a historical narrative or factual statement.  Morris understood the Biblical “language of appearance” and was well aware of hermeneutical principles for understanding poetry and allegory; he just denied that Genesis 1-11 was such a passage.  A recent study of verbs in Genesis 1-2 by Dr. Steven Boyd, team member of ICR’s RATE project, demonstrated that the Genesis creation account does not fit Hebrew poetical style but matches Hebrew narrative verb usage at a 99%+ confidence level.Dr. Morris demonstrated how one man, committed to God and his word, can make a difference.  Almost every creationist leader today is indebted to his life and works.  In the 1960s there were very few books on creation.  Evolution dominated the textbooks and most churches, intimidated by science, preferred to avoid the issue.  Henry Morris’s first small paperback, The Bible and Modern Science, began to change things.  Then The Genesis Flood electrified a new generation of college-educated Christians.  Liberal churches had long since given in to Darwinism completely, and many Bible-believing churches had capitulated to long ages and uniformitarianism.  Assuming that science had proved deep time, they merely tried to accommodate it with compromises like the gap theory or progressive creation.    Morris and Whitcomb demonstrated that it was possible to look at the fossil record and the geological strata in a new way that corroborated the Bible record of a world-wide flood.  Not only that, they showed how the scientific evidence was superior to that of the evolutionists.  A new army of creation scientists launched into further investigations that continue to the present day.  New organizations, like the Bible-Science Association and the Creation Research Society, were formed and numerous spin-off clubs and societies have kept the creation movement growing in strength and extent around the world.  Almost all of them can trace some ancestry back to ICR.  We hope to have a lengthier bio on Morris for the March Scientist of the Month.    Henry Morris never boasted about himself but always sought to honor Jesus Christ and remain faithful to God’s word.  He was aware to the last of the crucial nature of this intellectual battle.  The battle has become more heated than ever (see next story).  Having passed the torch on to a new generation, he didn’t leave the field, but continued to challenge and encourage others to the end.  Dr. Morris has been the Moses of modern creationism.  His personal endurance, patience and integrity, and the wisdom of his books, need to inspire a new generation of Joshuas and Calebs to be strong and very courageous, and to take back the land, for good science and the glory of God.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Springbok Sevens lose star forward to injury

first_img11 April 2014With only two tournaments, in Glasgow and London, left on the HSBC World Series schedule, the Springbok Sevens team is in the running to lift the overall title. However, they are going to have to do it without star forward Chris Dry, who has been ruled out of the two events with a back injury.Dry injured his back in the Hong Kong Sevens, his 35th World Series tournament, at the end of March, and on Wednesday the South African Rugby Union confirmed that he would miss the forthcoming events.The Springbok Sevens’ medical team said Dry will be out of action for 10 to 12 weeks. Depending on how his injury responds to treatment, he could possibly recover in time to be considered for the Commonwealth Games in July.Second in the standingsThe Blitzbokke head into the next round of the World Series in Glasgow in second place in the standings, with 129 points, just seven behind leaders, New Zealand.They have appeared in five finals this season already, with those appearances being consecutively, winning in Port Elizabeth and Las Vegas and finishing runner-ups in Dubai, Wellington and Tokyo.Influential playmaker Cecil Afrika is also a doubtful starter for the final two tournaments after he suffered a groin strain in Hong Kong.He is currently busy with a rehabilitation programme at the team’s base in Stellenbosch, where the medical team is monitoring his recovery efforts closely.Positive newsThe two setbacks aside, there was also a good measure of positive news regarding the injury status of four other squad members.Regular captain Kyle Brown is on course to recover fully from the blow to the head and concussion he suffered against France in the opening match in Hong Kong, while Branco du Preez, Seabelo Senatla and Phillip Snyman, who also picked up injuries, should all be fit and available for selection for the important trip to the United Kingdom.Squad announcementSpringbok Sevens’ coach Neil Powell will announce his 12-man squad on Wednesday, 23 April, two days before they fly out to Glasgow.The full training squad resumes its preparations in Stellenbosch on 14 April following a short break.South Africa finished second in the HSBC Sevens World Series in the 2012/13 season, 39 points behind New Zealand. This season, the battle for first place is set to go down to the wire.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Snider attends annual agriculture educator conference

Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Carley Snider, from Felicity, attended the 2016 National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.Selected from a pool of nationwide candidates, Snider was one of 24 pre-service agricultural education students who participated in the Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) symposium, five day professional development and networking event that was part of the annual NAAE convention.The symposium consisted of professional development training, including instruction on inquiry-based teaching methods by National Agriscience Teacher Ambassadors, classroom management, and developing engaging lessons. In addition to professional development, attendees also participated in organizational business, committee and regional meetings.The FAST symposium provided essential training and support to equip future agriscience teachers with 21st century science, technology, engineering and math skills through practice application in the context of agriculture. Snider attended various workshops geared towards increasing her content knowledge, classroom management skills and abilities to successfully advise an FFA chapter. Information about inquiry-based learning and how to incorporate it into the classroom, as well as learning about curriculum to increase learning opportunities for future students and, were presented to the attendees.“One session I attended focused on activities to use when teaching welding in the classroom and another on successfully teaching mig welding,” said Snider. “These were really helpful workshops, as I’ll be teaching welding next semester during my student teaching.” read more

Opera Integrates Web AVG Threat Data Feed

first_imgRelated Posts The final version of Opera 10.60, in addition to running 50% faster than the earlier version, will have AVG security features built in, according to the company’s PR chief, Thomas Ford. Integrated AVG Web Threat Data Feed offers 10.60 following security functions. Exploit signatures detect Web pages serving drive?by downloads AVG Online shield detects viruses delivered via social engineering scamsReputation lists identify consistently malicious domains and URLsContextual analysis exposes attempts to trick users into installing malware via social engineering scamsAs we wrote elsewhere, Opera claims a speed increase and a host of other new features. “The browser scores more than 50% faster than its predecessor – which was the fastest browser on Earth – in key benchmark tests.” Additional time-savers include Opera’s Turbo technology, which compresses the data going over your connection, and shortcuts that purport to save navigational time.Other improvements in this version of the browser include the following. Integrated geolocation with the WC3 APIAppcache allows use of in-browser applications such as word processors and spreadsheets even without an Internet connection by storing the necessary files locally.Bing search engine now offered, in addition to the GoogleInstant search suggestionsNew design features, including menu button and icon tabs; “Speed Dial” allows one-click navigation to favorites A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… curt hopkins Tags:#Browsers#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Industry Insights: Filming Documentary Subjects in Conflict Zones

first_imgMichael Rowley’s 2019 Telluride Mountainfilm selection “Hurdle” dives head-first into a story of Parkour in an occupied conflict zone.Dallas-based filmmaker Michael Rowley stepped with care across roofs and ledges in Jerusalem to follow members of a Palestinian Parkour team for his first documentary feature, Hurdle. The documentary enters the world of Parkour trainer Sami as he helps teammates take pride in the freedom of the sport amid the day-to-day violence of Israeli occupation. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Israeli separation wall, Mohammad — who also makes films — equips youth with photography skills to re-envision their lives and tell their stories. One can use camera angles to make a person appear bigger than the barrier, Mohammad explains to students in Hurdle.Rowley images the subjects of Hurdle in this way. Audiences are responding in earnest after a world premiere at the Dallas International Film Festival in April filled the theater and hosted impassioned discussions during the Q&A that followed. Stints at Telluride Mountainfilm and NHdocs did the same with sold-out screenings. Hurdle regards Sami and Mohammad as heroes — large in the foreground of their communities — who work to generate meaning and joy under the limits of danger. Scale DownHurdle is an ambitious doc, poised for international interest with a premise snapped to current headlines. For Rowley, the high stakes did not call for multiple cameras or an extensive crew. The film succeeds because of how bare Rowley kept his kit: a Sony a7S II with lapel mics attached to the cage, a rail system on the camera, a 4-channel audio recorder to receive those lapels, and a Rode NTG2 shotgun mic.The philosophy was to stay small, because I was a one-man crew. But also because it allowed me a certain level of access that I wouldn’t have if I had three people around me. It creates a different dynamic in the room if people feel like they’re being watched and there’s a big production. And typically, with a bigger crew, everyone feels like they need to be doing something, at all times. For me, it was important to be able to be quiet and let organic things happen. I think it allowed me the space that a lot of people might struggle to find an access to, where [subjects] feel comfortable with you there, and you don’t have to build up trust with an entire crew. It was just myself and them, with a small camera. And they didn’t feel like they were fish in an aquarium being watched.Suit UpRowley had been working with an NGO based in Israel and Palestine before starting production on Hurdle. He was familiar with the public squares and geography of the territories in which he filmed. However, the scenarios had been curated during that work. Rowley says,Hurdle was definitely a step outside of the comfort zone. I wasn’t seeking out danger at any time, but it was important to me to showcase the daily life and the potential danger for these young men — and Palestinian people, in general — and with that came a closeness to unpredictability and sometimes violence.He consulted Mohammad Alazza, who’d once taken a bullet in the face while out with his camera. Rowley says,It was necessary to have a bullet-proof vest and helmet, and the gas mask was something I needed to stay in the scenarios where I was filming and not be totally teared up and snotty.Mohammad Alazza was an ideal subject for Hurdle, and did a lot behind the scenes to advise and educate Rowley.Stay CloseThe lens Rowley used most often allowed him to stay close to and capture the viscera of Parkour, as well as to shoot wide to establish the peripheral situation in occupied territories. Rowley says, “I wanted the viewer to feel like you’re there with them.”He chose to use Canon glass with an adapter, opting for a 24-105mm f/4 lens. When low light was a challenge during nighttime rallies, Rowley traded that one for a 24-70mm f/2.8.The vulnerability required to make an intimate documentary like Hurdle goes beyond physical danger. The film feels aware of Rowley’s ability to come and go while Sami and Mohammad cannot — an acknowledgment of privilege that carries perspective for viewers who have the same freedoms. During a poignant moment, Mohammad explains to Rowley how he can’t go harvest sage from the area where he grew up — maybe Rowley can bring him some, he muses. Their conversation over tea — filmmaker to filmmaker — is the kind of transparent moment that gives Hurdle its transformative power.Cover image via Hurdle.Looking for more on the film industry? Check out these articles10k Vs 100k Vs 500k: Feature Film Budgets ComparedThe History and Power of Sound Design in the Film IndustryDirector Carine Bijlsma Got Personal With D’Angelo For “Devil’s Pie”These Tribeca Docs Will Renew Your Faith In The Power of The CameraBreakout Director Kat Candler on the Best Festivals for First-Time Filmmakerslast_img read more

Ginebra rips Kia for back-to-back wins

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Reden Celda had a team-high 21 points for the Picanto, who slid to 0-4.RELATED VIDEO Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PSC partners with USANA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Photo by Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netBarangay Ginebra didn’t even need its import Justin Brownlee to play in the fourth quarter on Wednesday.Brownlee had already done his work through three quarters and the Gin Kings outclassed an overmatched Kia Picanto side, 120-99, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ginebra flaunted its depth and had eight players scoring at least eight points led by Brownlee and Slaughter, who finished with 18 points, six rebounds and five assists in just his third game back since being sidelined for 10 months due to an ACL injury.Even the 37-year-old Mark Caguioa, who is in his 15th season in the league, got into the scoring act and came away with a season-high 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field in less than 14 minutes off the bench.The Gin Kings, who climbed to 2-1, never trailed and led by as much as 34, 98-64. They went on a 16-2 run in the first three and a half minutes of the third quarter to take a 74-45 lead and put the game away for food.Ginebra clicked on both ends of the floor, assisting on 39 out of its 44 made field goals and limiting Kia import Markeith Cummings to just 14 points on 6-of-20 shooting from the field with five turnovers in 35 minutes.The Gin Kings’ assist total was the most in 14 years, according the league head statistician Fidel Mangonon. Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson dished out a game-high 10 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The versatile forward had his fingerprints all over the game, nearly having a triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists with two blocks to boot in close to 32 minutes of action.The Gin Kings, who are even deadlier than before with the 7-foot Greg Slaughter getting back into top form, just had too much firepower for the Picanto.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We kind of displayed all of our weapons tonight, all of our weapons came in play,” Ginebra head coach Tim Cone told reporters.“I just thought we had too many weapons for Kia, too many people they had to account for,” said Cone. “But I’m really happy with the focus of our guys, coming out and sustaining it for 48 minutes.” View commentslast_img read more

Eric Bledsoe steals show as Bucks pull away from Rockets in key match up

first_imgColombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Bledsoe poured in 23 points, including 16 in a decisive third quarter, and tightly guarded Harden for most of the game.“I just try to play to my strengths,” Bledsoe said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBucks coach Mike Budenholzer praised Bledsoe’s all-around performance.“To do what he did on both ends of the court, pretty special,” Budenholzer said. “I think he loves that challenge. I think he’s an incredible defender.” Playoff-bound Raptors fight off struggling Bulls Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Bucks: G Donte DiVincenzo (bilateral heel bursitis), C Pau Gasol (left ankle soreness) remained out, along with Mirotic and Brogdon.UP NEXTRockets: Host the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.Bucks: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Antetokounmpo had 19 points and 14 rebounds for Milwaukee, which improved to an NBA-best 56-19.Harden scored 23 points and Chris Paul had 19 for Houston, which lost for just the third time in 17 games. Harden shot just 9 of 26, including 1 for 9 from 3-point range with Bledsoe closely guarding him throughout most of the game.“We had our open shots. We couldn’t know them down,” Harden said. “We competed but they went on a run in that third quarter and that was it.”After a tightly contested first half, the Bucks grabbed control in the third, sparked by Bledsoe’s clutch shooting. Leading by five at halftime, Milwaukee built a 19-point lead in the third. Bledsoe went 4 of 5 on 3-pointers in the period after missing his only two attempts in the first half. His third-quarter output, which included a single-handed 11-0 run, nearly matched the 18 points scored by Houston.“Everybody got energy out of that and we played even harder,” Antetokounmpo said.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Milwaukee held the Rockets at bay for most of the final quarter, maintaining a double-digit lead throughout before clearing the bench with about a minute left.The Rockets jumped out early, building a 10-point first-quarter lead without Harden doing the bulk of the scoring. Danuel House Jr. paced Houston with nine points in the period, making all three of his 3-point attempts. The Bucks struggled in the opening period, shooting just 8 of 25, including 3 for 13 from deep. Khris Middleton missed all six of his shots in the first quarter.Milwaukee fought back in the second and eventually grabbed the lead. A key sequence came midway through the quarter when, after a basket by Ersan Ilyasova, Bledsoe stole the inbounds pass, scored and then stood face-to-face with Harden under the basket as the crowd roared.The Bucks led 58-53 at the break, paced by Antetokounmpo’s 13 points and eight rebounds.Houston coach Mike D’Antoni blamed an uncharacteristic rash of turnovers in the second quarter for allowing the Bucks to grab the lead.“We got sloppy,” D’Antoni said. “We turned the ball over four times in transition, errant passes that they capitalized on.”INJURY BUGThe Bucks have been beset with injuries that have altered their lineup. When starting guard Malcolm Brogdon went down with a partial plantar fascia tear earlier this month, Budenholzer replaced him with Nikola Mirotic, who then injured his left thumb and likely is sidelined for the rest of the regular season. Tony Snell, who stepped in for Mirotic, is out with a sprained ankle. Sterling Brown, who sat out 13 games with right wrist soreness before returning to the lineup last week, started against the Rockets. And now, rookie Donte DiVincenzo is expected to miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs due to heel bursitis that has forced him to miss 28 games. DiVincenzo, the 17th overall pick in the draft, is expected to get an injection to address the problem.TIP-INSRockets: Gordon started despite dealing with an injured right ankle sustained Sunday. … F/C Kenneth Faried sat out with a sore left knee. … G/F Gerald Green is expected to be out for seven to 10 days with a strained adductor. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe reacts to is three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 108-94. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Eric Bledsoe stole the show in a marquee matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.With top-billing going to MVP front-runners Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden, the feisty Bucks’ guard turned in one his best all-around performances of the season as the Bucks pulled away for a 108-94 victory on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more

10 months agoSpurs make contract offer to Barcelona target Rabiot

first_imgSpurs make contract offer to Barcelona target Rabiotby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham have tabled a bid to PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot.The France international, off contract in June, has fallen out with PSG management after refusing to consider new terms.Mundo Deportivo says the Londoners have put together a lucrative £133,000-a-week contract to try and snatch the Frenchman.The midfielder is set to leave the French capital after falling out with the PSG hierarchy – the player’s mother even revealed the relationship between club and player has completely deteriorated.Barcelona are also in contact with Rabiot about ferrying him away from Paris. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoValencia coach Celades: Beating Chelsea proof players accept me

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Valencia coach Celades: Beating Chelsea proof players accept meby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia coach Albert Celades feels the players have accepted him after their Champions League triumph at Chelsea.Celades had stepped in last week after the sacking of popular coach Marcelino – a decision which angered the players.He said after the 1-0 win, “It was not the idyllic situation, but it is what it is, we have faced it in the most professional way, we have closed ranks and we have always looked forward.”One thing is the external noise and another what happens inside, we know that the players have a very great professionalism, things are not simple and it is not easy to change the mood overnight, but we have given normality and I have to highlight everyone’s effort, this is a reinforcement for everyone, but we have to keep working and improving things.”Captain Dani Parejo insisted the players were behind the coach at the final whistle and Celades added: “We talk to them every day, we know the real situation of the squad, Dani has made it public, but we know it was like that, I want to thank the players for the welcome and their professionalism and hopefully this is a turning point.”Hopefully from now it’ll only be football talk and move on.” last_img read more

Lazio defender Bastos to join Wolverhampton Wanderers

first_imgWolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly included Lazio defender Bastos to their top priority targets for this summer signing.The Serie A outfit have lodged a €15m (£13m) price tag on the Angola international, according to Il Messaggero via Sportsmole.Bastos who is still currently in a deal with Lazio, a deal that will last until 2020, has an option of extending his stay for a year or not. However, he has struggled to track down regular first-team football since joining the club from Rostov in 2016.Fonseca hints Smalling could debut tomorrow Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has hinted Chris Smalling could debut in tomorrow’s Derby Della Capitale between his team and Lazio.During Lazio’s last season, the 27-year-old Bastos made 28 appearances and netting five goals in all competitions.The defender has been a mainstay in the Angola national team since 2011. He started his career in his native country Angola. Between 2011 and 2013 he played with Petro Luanda in 105 games where he scored 6 goals and also won the Taça de Angola twice.In August 2011, Bastos debuted for his country in a 0–0 draw against Liberia. He also represented Angola at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.last_img read more