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Prosperity preacher, Benny Hinn, reveals his two biggest regrets

Prosperity preacher, Benny Hinn, reveals his two biggest regrets

[ad_1] Benny Hinn in 2019Credit: Benny Hinn Ministries, Wikipedia, Flickr, CC BY-SA 3.0 Deed Popular and equally controversial televangelist, Benny Hinn, revealed his two biggest ministry regrets in an interview with Stephen Strange, the Christian Post reports. The first regret that Hinn, 71, pointed to was his failure to address the inaccurate and false prophecies that were delivered during his meetings by himself and others. He specifically cited outside ministries that had uttered prophecies during his meetings, that “brought harm to not only people’s lives but also to my reputation.” He then cited some of his own failed prophecies and stated that no one is perfect. Hinn added, “sadly — and I wish I could go back and fix it — but sadly, there were some prophecies I gave that were not accurate or from the Lord.” His second-greatest regret was his emphasis or perhaps his overemphasis on the prosperity message because he still believes in certain aspects of what is referred to as the prosperity gospel. Hinn admitted that there were elements of this …

The billion-mile mission to explore Saturn’s biggest moon Big Think

The billion-mile mission to explore Saturn’s biggest moon Big Think

[ad_1] There are many reasons to attend a scientific conference. You get to see collaborators and friends who are pushing new projects forward. You get to watch lots of cool talks updating you on the latest cool results in your research domain. And then it happens, every now and then, that you attend some big talk on a subject you know nothing about and come out staggered. That’s what happened to me this week at the 2024 Astrobiology Conference (or AbSciCon) where I learned about NASA’s Dragonfly mission to Saturn’s giant moon Titan. AbSciCon is a big conference. It happens once every two years with multiple concurrent sessions running on all kinds of topics — everything from the origin of life to the nature of evolution to the physics of exoplanets. My colleagues and I had fun presenting a bunch of new research results. But what I love about this conference is the opportunity to learn so much about so many different fields. Most of the talks are short, 15-minute affairs that give you just …

AI system can predict the structures of life’s molecules with stunning accuracy – helping to solve one of biology’s biggest problems

AI system can predict the structures of life’s molecules with stunning accuracy – helping to solve one of biology’s biggest problems

[ad_1] AlphaFold 3, unveiled to the world on May 9, is the latest version of an algorithm designed to predict the structures of proteins – vital molecules used by all life – from the “instruction code” in their building blocks. Predicting protein structures and the way they interact with other molecules has been one of the biggest problems in biology. Yet, AI developer Google DeepMind has gone some way to solving it in the last few years. This new version of the AI system features improved function and accuracy over its predecessors. Like the next release in a video-game franchise, structural biologists – and most recently – chemists have been waiting with impatience to see what it can do. DNA is widely understood as the instruction book for a living organism but, inside our cells, proteins are the molecules that actually carry out most of the work. It is proteins that enable our cells to sense the world outside, to integrate information from different signals, to make new molecules within the cell, to decide to …

The U.S. is now Germany’s biggest trading partner — taking over from China

The U.S. is now Germany’s biggest trading partner — taking over from China

[ad_1] After years of China being Germany’s main trading partner, the United States appears to be quietly taking that top spot as the year progresses. Combined exports and imports between Germany and the U.S. totaled 63 billion euros ($68 billion) between January and March 2024. Meanwhile, trade between Germany and China came to just below 60 billion euros, according to CNBC calculations. Reuters first reported the change on Thursday. Several factors played a role in the change, Carsten Brzeski, global head of macro research at ING Research, told CNBC. “This shift is the result of several factors: strong growth in the U.S. has boosted demand for German products. […] At the same time, decoupling from China, weaker domestic demand in China and China being able to produce goods it previously imported from Germany (mainly cars) reduced German exports to China,” he said. China has been Germany’s biggest trading partner for years, but the gap between China and the U.S. narrowed in recent years. The U.S. has also long been a bigger market for German exports than China, Holger Schmieding, chief economist at …

The Biggest Way That Elections Have Consequences

The Biggest Way That Elections Have Consequences

[ad_1] Late last month, the Federal Trade Commission issued what’s called a final rule—a new regulation—banning noncompete clauses in contracts for nearly all American workers. Once the rule goes into effect, it will have a dramatic impact on the U.S. labor market. Workers will have an easier time starting new companies and bringing new products to market. And businesses that want to keep their employees from leaving to work for a competitor will likely have to pay them more; the FTC estimates that the ban could increase earnings for workers by more than $500 a year on average. The rule change is a good one. It’ll give workers more power when dealing with employers, and it’ll make labor markets more efficient. And it happened for one reason only: Joe Biden won the 2020 election and then appointed people friendly to workers’ rights to the FTC’s board. Presidents typically get blamed for economic problems that, in reality, they can do little about, and they get credit for economic successes that they had little to do with. …

Has the biggest problem in cosmology finally been solved?

Has the biggest problem in cosmology finally been solved?

[ad_1] A spiral galaxy in the constellation of Ursa Major NASA, ESA, A. Riess (STScI/JHU) The following is an extract from our monthly Launchpad newsletter, in which resident space expert Leah Crane journeys through the solar system and beyond. You can sign up for Launchpad for free here. Cosmologists have been fighting over the Hubble constant, a number that represents the rate of expansion of the universe, since before I was born. Now, it may finally be settled. The debate about the expansion rate of the universe kicked off in the 1970s, when astronomer Gérard de… [ad_2] Source link

Mr Brightside by The Killers overtakes Wonderwall as biggest song never to hit number 1 in UK | Ents & Arts News

Mr Brightside by The Killers overtakes Wonderwall as biggest song never to hit number 1 in UK | Ents & Arts News

[ad_1] The Killers’ Mr Brightside has overtaken Oasis’s Wonderwall to become the biggest single to have never reached number one in the UK. The crowd-pleasing classic of student nights and cover bands only peaked at number 10 – but has remained a popular earworm for years. Two decades after its first release, it’s racked up 1.066m in physical/download sales and more than 530 million streams in the UK, according to the Official Charts Company (OCC). It’s also spent nearly eight years continuously inside the UK’s top 100 – the most of any song ever. And when combined streams and physical sales are totted up, it’s the third-biggest song of all time in the UK, says the OCC. The defiant, upbeat anthem about coming back from heartbreak was first released in 2003 with just 500 CDs released through indie label Lizard King. But when Somebody Told Me hit number three the following year, Mr Brightside got a new lease of life and reached number 10 in the singles’ chart. “It’s funny, I almost don’t feel so …

The 5 Biggest Features and Changes in Apple’s OLED iPad Pros

The 5 Biggest Features and Changes in Apple’s OLED iPad Pros

[ad_1] If you’ve been considering a high-end iPad recently, 2024 is the right year to buy one. Apple refreshed its iPad Pro line in May 2024 at its “Let Loose” event with some of the biggest hardware upgrades we’ve seen in years. Let’s dive right into the exciting stuff. 1 Tandem OLED Displays You probably realized from the headline that the 2024 iPad Pro models feature OLED displays, but what makes them special is the underlying tandem OLED technology. Both the 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro models house two OLED panels that work together to combine their light for a higher full-screen brightness. As a result, the iPad Pro can deliver 1,000 nits for full-screen brightness for both SDR and HDR content, up from 600 nits on the outgoing models with the Liquid Retina XDR display. Therefore, you get all the benefits of OLED displays, like individual pixel control and perfect blacks with no blooming, without one of its biggest drawbacks: average brightness levels. Apple calls it the Ultra Retina XDR display, and it’s superior …

Destiny 2’s three biggest expansions are free for a month

Destiny 2’s three biggest expansions are free for a month

[ad_1] Destiny 2 players can take advantage of an offer for three of the game’s major expansions for a limited time. Bungie announced that Expansion Open Access Month has kicked off. Players of the star-faring title can now access Shadowkeep, Beyond Light, The Witch Queen, and other Destiny-related content. Bungie Expansion Open Access Month Until June 3 free access to Destiny 2 content is available to all players, with PlayStation Plus members receiving access to the most recent expansion, Lightfall. In addition to this offer, players can access Destiny Year 6 content, including Season of Defiance, Season of the Deep, Season of the Witch, and Season of the Wish. Once players participate in the content, they will keep all the weapons and equipment they unlock during their progress. The Lightfall + Annual Pass bundle is available for users via Destiny 2’s content catalog in Epic Games, Playstation, and Xbox stores. The paid-for-content hits Steam on May 21. Expansion Open Access Month attempts to get Bungie’s players in the Destiny mood as the title ramps up to …

Casper Memorial Day Mattress Sale 2024: Get 30% Off the Biggest Deals of the Year

Casper Memorial Day Mattress Sale 2024: Get 30% Off the Biggest Deals of the Year

[ad_1] Memorial Day is one of the biggest holiday weekends every year for mattress sales. Now that May 27 is less than a few weeks away, the best deals are already starting to emerge. If you’re looking to save the most money and get the best rest, then you don’t want to sleep on the Casper mattress deals being offered right now. Starting today and running through Wednesday, June 5, the Casper Memorial Day sale is offering 30% off all mattresses. This is Casper’s biggest sale of the year, so now’s the time to save hundreds on a new bed.  Shop 30% Off Casper Mattresses Casper recently updated its entire mattress lineup for 2024. Gone are the days of The Casper, Original, Original Hybrid, Wave Hybrid and Snow. Those models have been swapped out for new styles, including the Casper One, Casper Dream and Casper Snow Hybrid — all of which are on sale now. According to Casper, the five new mattresses were designed by in-house labs to better meet shoppers’ needs and price points.  With …