SUNDAY CHOICE -The Lord’s Prayer This week, we’re learning about how God would like us to pray. Even Jesus’ closest friends, the disciples, wanted to know how to pray. The disciples were with Jesus all the time and were with Him when He went to pray and heard his prayers to God, as well, yet they still weren’t sure how they were supposed to do it. So Jesus gave them the Lord’s Prayer. Before Jesus teaches the prayer, He says that we should keep our prayers simple. God listens to us no matter if our prayers are long or short. Even if you don’t have the right words, God knows what we mean without having to use fancy words. Jesus also says that we shouldn’t show off’ when we pray. He said this especially to the people that used to stand on the street corners praying, so that everyone would ...

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Use of AI with service marketing – By Aditya Abeysinghe   What is service marketing? In service marketing a service is marketed to a target customer segment. This type of marketing is different from marketing of a product as an intangible item is marketed to the customer segment. As an intangible item is marketed neither party has ownership of the item being marketed. Service marketing also needs less time to market than marketing a product. Also, since a service has less scope after it is being used, marketing a service is often difficult than marketing a product as it is often difficult to convince customers to use a service.  Types of service marketing External service marketing is the most used type of service marketing. In external service marketing a service is marketed to its customers. Different types of techniques like products, purchasers, etc. to promote services are used in this ...

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Sri Lanka will ascertain their true strength against the rampant Australians fresh from a successful tour of Pakistan – by Trevine Rodrigo (Melbourne – eLanka Sport editor)   Both teams are currently basking in the glory of series triumphs over Pakistan and Bangladesh away from home making the outcome of the current two Test series a defining moment in the Test Championship rankings. While the tour raises questions about its priority in a country suffering from impending bankruptcy and civil unrest due to political bungling and mismanagement, Sri Lanka Cricket believes it is a justified decision to go ahead due to the revenue it will generate. The Cricket board has pledged a substantial sum of dollars generated from the games  towards urgent medical requirements the country is unable to purchase due to the current crisis.  Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary Mohan De Silva is quoted as saying it will also create ...

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Tony Brent Collection – by Patrick Ranasinghe The saddest part of a show is the overture. What begins must come to an end. And Tony Brent knew this well. For most, it is a forgotten, if not unheard name. He did the disappearing act from music charts many decades ago. But he recorded in a few years what most contemporary singers would record in a few lifetimes. Walkin’ to Missouri, The Game of Love, In My Little Room, Cindy, Oh Cindy, Forever My Darling, Don’t Save Your Love for a Rainy Day… Brent records are classics. After all these years we wonder where he is. What happened after the 1960s? Where did he begin? How did it all end? There are questions galore but answers, none. Not even the best music encyclopedias or Internet search engines will answer your queries. First, the sad news. Tony is no more. He died ...

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“A Kelly-Klassic” – by Des Kelly Featuring Ricky Scaggs a Country Star that grew up, living & loving the “Old-Opry” & everyone who performed on that most famous Stage. A talented Singer, Songwriter, who was also quite a superb guitarist and mandolin picker, he sings “You may see me walking” a song I had never heard before, but after viewing it, I decided that here again was proof of what R good music & song is all about. Sit back, listen, & enjoy Ricky Scaggs, ladies & gentlemen.   ...

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