Alas blasts Fuel Masters: ‘I feel like I’m taking care of children’

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Ferrer’s five treys carry Ginebra to first win Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ BIÑAN — There’s no way to sugarcoat it: Phoenix coach Louie Alas feels like he’s babysitting.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast “Sad to say, I feel like I’m taking care of children,” he said following the Fuel Masters’ 115-120 overtime defeat to NLEX on Friday.Alas was inconsolable after the Fuel Masters’ latest loss, calling them out for their “immaturity” as they dropped to 2-2 in the 2018 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“That was really our problem, our immaturity,” said Alas, who was on his players’ ears in the post-game huddle, desperately trying to emphasize the importance of taking the game one possession at a time.“I was telling them that we can’t think that what happened to us last conference will happen again. But that’s exactly what’s happening, it’s like a roller coaster.” P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View comments Alas singled out Phoenix import James White, whom Alas feels is threatened by the presence of Eugene Phelps who be the team’s import for the season-ending Governors’ Cup.“I got an import who is very obedient and coachable. But the coaching staff are telling me that with our import for next conference here, James’ performance has dipped down. But I told James that he is my import. Whatever his confidence is, he shouldn’t change it,” he said.But the problem isn’t limited to White only with Alas also acknowledging that his veterans are aat fault.Not one to relish on moral victories, the bench tactician has laid down the challenge to his players as the Fuel Masters eye to bounce back against Ginebra next Sunday.“All of the winnable games, we should win those. We can’t be ok that we just fought. We can’t be arguing every game what went wrong because we know there are defensive rules that weren’t followed. You can’t always make an excuse on immaturity or lack of concentration,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I can take losing because of my game plan, but I can’t accept that we lost because we didn’t do what we’re supposed to do.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Tribute to the Late Joseph Korto Gbowee

first_imgJoseph Korto Gbowee was born on June 10, 1938 in Sanoyea, Bong County, which was   the Central Province, one of the three interior political subdivisions of Liberia before the beginning of the Tubman Unification era in 1964.  It was in June 1964 that the three Interior Provinces were transformed into the Four New Counties: Bong, Lofa, Nimba and Grand Gedeh.  That is when Liberia’s Interior people,  gained full political recognition and were able to elect their own two Senators and Representatives for each county.  This town, Sanoyea, has gained national prominence for producing many famous citizens of Liberia,  including Mrs. Priscilla Payne, widow of the first Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Liberia, Rt. Rev. Roland J. Payne; Honorable Peter K. Bema, Deputy Minister of Finance, Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) and Vice Presidential Candidate of the Unity Party, along with Presidential Candidate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in the 1997 Liberian presidential elections; the late Nora Giddings Howard, mother of Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor of Bong County; Lands, Mines and Energy Minister and later Senator James Y. Gbarbea, Rev. Emmanuel Giddings, Executive Director of Liberia’s leading literacy organization, ALFALIT, Dr. Walter Traub Gwenigale, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and, of course, Madam Leyma Gbowee, one of the first two Liberian Nobel Peace Laureates, along with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Sanoyea is one of the citadels of Lutheran establishments in Liberia, hosting the first Lutheran educational institution outside of the coastal seat of Lutheran missions in Millsburg and Harrisburg up the right and left banks of the St Paul River.Sanoyea is therefore where Joseph Gbowee embraced the Martin Luther doctrine of ‘justification by faith’ as a Christian for sins to be forgiven. Gbowee’s commitment and dedication to this faith was unwavering. He became an acolyte in the Church in Sanoyea, going on to serve the Church’s Totota Parish and later in St. Peters’ Lutheran Parish in Monrovia, which may be considered the church’s leading parish.His service to the St. Peters’ Parish was marked with devotion and distinction, ranking him as Father of the Year twice and further elevating him to the status of ‘Grandfather of the year.’ Joseph Gbowee’s outstanding contribution to the St, Peter’s Lutheran Church Parish was his commitment to the effective performance of the choir by ensuring that all its electronic instruments function properly at all times. For this reason he always sat and sang with the Choir. To sum it all up, Joseph Gbowee was born and baptized as a Lutheran, he married in the Lutheran Church, all his children are confirmed Lutherans, and he served the Lutheran church at all levels of the laity, leading to head the Council of Elders in his Congregation. This devotion to Church duties strengthened him as head of his family.Father Gbowee and Rachael Kolleh in 1973 took the matrimonial oath before God to become partners till death parts them. This union was strong and remained intact until his death. This holy matrimony was blessed with six children, most of whom were girls. Joseph Gbowee loved his girls, always motivating them to become somebody in life. It is, therefore, no surprise that his daughter, Leymah Gbowee, along with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011.He proudly escorted the Nobel Laureate to receive this most distinguished International Peace Prize in Norway in 2011.We, Lutherans, are proud of this achievement and consider it as the apex of Grandfather Gbowee’s accomplishments. A high level functioning family maintained by Grandfather Gbowee was indeed based on a sound educational foundation. Joseph Gbowee started his education sojourn at the Sanoyea Lutheran Elementary School and continued at the Totota Lutheran Junior High School. He completed his senior high school education at the Booker Washington Institute, specializing in electronics, in which he pursued advanced studies abroad. This educational qualification determined his career path.JOSEPH GBOWEE started his career controlling and maintaining electronic equipment at the Executive Mansion, the office of the president of the Republic of Liberia, within the Executive Action Bureau (EAB). He distinguished himself as a dedicated, trusted and patriotic civil servant in that Bureau. His record of performance was outstanding, providing the opportunity for promotion to a higher office in the National Security Agency (NSA), where he served assiduously until retirement.This public service background, qualification and experience prompted him to establish a private security agency: The Angel Security Agency, which he managed until his demise.As we say in Liberia, Father Gbowee was a “hard working man”. Socially, Father Gbowee was a man of the people. He was known only by the name “Neighbor” in his community. The name Gbowee is hardly recognized in his neighborhood. His favorite sport was football, which he played well in high school.Father Gbowee had 11 dogs,  but hated the one called Tiger because he is too caring and behaves like a human.Unfortunately this family man, this strong religious leader, this fine neighbor left us here, got ill on August 13 and died shortly thereafter on August 25, 2014 at #37 Military Hospital in Accra Ghana.Goodbye, Elder Gbowee, till we meet again.MAY YOUR SOUL and ALL SOULS OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED REST IN PEACE AND LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE ON THEMShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chicken Fuss (Part 3)

first_imgAuthor’s note: The following excerpt should have been published after the previous two, but because of personal setbacks I was unable to get the writing done until today; I have slightly changed the title.It was a little after one o’clock in the morning that the small boy, having read a number of tales from Arabian Nights, closed the book and looked up at Gbassy, still with a smile.Gbassy grinned back at him. ‘You read very well. Your parents should be proud of you.  My oldest son, he’s eighteen, and he can’t read.’The boy shrugged his shoulders. ‘Not everybody likes to read.  Maybe he will join the army.  Do you know Mr Jabateh, the carpenter who lives across the road?’‘Yes.’‘His son Mulbah is eighteen years old too, and he’s joined the army.’‘Only yanna boys are joining the army these days.’‘What do you mean it’s only yanna boys?  I’ve seen the soldiers.  They have guns and look cute in their uniforms.’‘They are nothing but thieves and yanna boys, those soldiers.  The government has been taking them off the streets in truckloads just to get killed for nothing, because many of them are not even taught to take cover and still less how to aim their rifles properly.’‘Are the rebels thieves and yanna boys too?’‘Nobody knows yet.  But I hear some of the rebels are as young as you are.’‘But I’m only nine!  How would boys like me be able to carry a gun?’‘Myself, I don’t know.’‘Who gave them the guns?  Who sent them to fight?’‘The big, big people here in our country, but most of them are living in America now.  There’s a man called Charles Taylor who’s leading the rebels.  He used to work for the government.’‘So this is the man who’s sending those small boys to fight?’‘He and the other big people in America.’‘What do they send those small boys to fight for?’‘They want to rule the country.’‘So those small boys will die for nothing?’‘Yes.’‘Can’t somebody do something?’‘Do something like what?’‘They could take the guns from the small boys.’Gbassy laughed, his teeth as brown as if stained by kola nut. ‘It wouldn’t be so easy.’‘Why?’‘Because most of the boys will shoot you before they give you their guns. I hear they have been given opium to smoke and have even been made to eat human heart.’Saye shuddered. ‘Are they cannibals?’‘Their leaders want to make them as bad as they can and so they give them drugs and force them to eat human beings. That way they get them to kill people and show no conscience.  Besides, when war starts it takes a long time to end.  One thing leads to another thing and soon what started the war is forgotten.  Some people will want to get rich out of the war and so will want it to go on forever.’‘What will happen when the rebels reach Monrovia?’‘There will be a lot of looting and killing and maybe even worse than what government soldiers are doing now.’‘But would we be able to watch TV?  Do you remember Balawala Malawala?  They haven’t shown it for two weeks now.’‘You mean the TV miniseries?’‘Yes.’‘Perhaps when the rebels reach Monrovia there will be no more TV.’‘Are you joking?’‘I’m telling you the truth, my friend.  And perhaps there will be not only no TV but also no electricity or running water.’‘What about school?’‘School? There will be no school.’The boy fell silent.‘Things are going to get bad,’  Gbassy added quietly.‘And so what are we going to do all day?’‘Stay home hungry and dreaming about food, when we are not running away from the rebels and government soldiers who would try to kill us.’‘Would things get as bad as that?’‘Yes and maybe worse.’The boy bowed his head and fell silent again.  Seated cross-legged on the blankets, Gbassy watched him and wondered what he was thinking.Then the boy looked up at Gbassy and said suddenly: ‘You said government soldiers are trying to kill you.’The sudden shift of subject caught Gbassy like a sledgehammer between the eyes.  He almost fell over backwards.  For a moment he did not know what to say.  Then he scratched his head, slapped a mosquito that had bitten him, said, ‘Yes,’ and looked at the boy, as if wondering what other secret weapon he had in his armoury.‘Why would the soldiers want to kill you?’‘I don’t know,’ the man said.  ‘They are trying to kill everybody because, like I told you before, when war starts one thing leads to another thing.  And then the soldiers come to get me, you and your parents and anybody they would like to come for.’‘But I still don’t understand what started this war in the first place.’‘I don’t know,’ the man said.  ‘And you, don’t you want to sleep now?’The boy sighed heavily and took his place on the blankets. Exhausted, just a few moments later he was fast asleep. But it was a while before Gbassy could sleep himself, for his head was crowded with thoughts.Towards four in the morning he got up, went to the door, opened it and, making sure it stayed unlocked, made his way into the darkness.  The soldiers had promised to pay him.  He was angry that they hadn’t come yet. One of the most infuriating habits of these soldiers, many of whom were nothing but pickpockets, he thought grimly, is that they’re very unreliable. Every minute he had lain there on the blankets had been spent listening intently, like a man who had lost all his senses except the ability to hear, for the knock that would have signalled the start of the massacre.  But the more he listened the more distant his prospects grew until finally it began to torture him, like thorns in his clothes.  Now he would go and see the soldier Mulbah and the others, and tell them that this man and his family were rebel collaborators.  It was hardly a sophisticated lie, but at least one on which he could count, because it had worked for him when the family was arrested at the airport.  Even now it was the kind of untruth you told and which immediately was taken as gospel because the government was so desperate it would rob a priest.  And although he could feel nothing but resentment whenever he thought about the chicken fuss, he now needed to get something out of it as well, especially since food was scarce.  He wondered if the soldiers would keep their word and give him the half-bag of rice and the small gallon of cooking oil as he had asked.But he did not find Mulbah and came back feeling like a man with a big family but not a coin to his name.  One of the child’s parents while he was absent had come to the living room and taken the little boy away.  The thought that perhaps the family might have escaped already, made Gbassy nearly cry out with rage.  He was on the verge of running into the bedrooms to find out, when suddenly he heard sounds coming from one of the rooms.  He sighed gratefully, like a beggar who finds a snug place to sleep during a night when it is raining, went to sit at the dining table and began to watch the hallway where the bedrooms of the family were, like a hyena waiting for the moment he would finish off a wounded animal.  They must not be allowed to escape.  Just then he heard footsteps in the yard.  He jumped up, ran to the door, which he had left unlocked, and threw it open, hoping the soldiers had come.  But it was a group of displaced people going by with their belongings, mattresses and cooking utensils placed on their heads and shoulders.  They looked at him, seemed surprised that he was not running away himself and continued on their way.  He closed the door again.  As he turned round he saw the family standing there behind him.  Both the man and the wife had got dressed and looked as if they were leaving the house.  The child too had been made to put on sneakers and a jacket.  They were carrying nothing but one travelling bag.Gbassy frowned and looked darkly at them, his eyes seeming to scorch, like fire.‘Morning,’ said the father.‘Morning,’ said the wife.The child did not speak.‘Good morning to all of you,’ Gbassy said, standing inside the door as if barring the family from getting out of the house, arms akimbo and feet planted firmly on the floor.The father said, ‘My family and I are leaving.  We would like to seek refuge somewhere else rather than stay here until the war reaches Monrovia.’Gbassy did not move, as though he had scarcely heard the father, and stood with a wicked gleam in his eye.There was a long moment of silence, and they all remained motionless, like an audience waiting for the moment the curtain would rise, so that everybody, long spent with anticipation, would sigh gratefully.  The child looked up at the faces of his parents and at the man inside the door.  But when he looked at the man now it was with raised eyebrows, as though unable to believe that this was the very man with whom he had slept only hours before.  Already his parents had told him why they thought the man was there; now all the friendly feelings he had felt toward Gbassy had vanished. The father put his hand into his trouser-pocket, removed a thick wad of American notes, and handed it over to Gbassy. ‘It’s five hundred dollars, ‘he said, ‘and you can have the things in the house. We don’t need them anymore.’Gbassy looked past the father’s shoulder, over at the furniture, and nodded his head. Then he stood aside from the door.‘Thank you,’ said the husband.‘Thank you,’ said the wife, and gazed at Gbassy like a sinner repentant in the presence of the Pope.Gbassy smiled at the boy, but the child did not return the smile and looked at Gbassy as if he wanted to run away.The man and his family walked out into the yard, then onto the tarred road and headed in the direction of the church that the wife had heard was receiving displaced persons.The EndShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Region 1 seeking market for agri products

first_imgThe regional administration of Region One (Barima-Waini), with intent to develop its agricultural sector, is encouraging its residents to increase their cash crop production for this year.However, with the lack of markets for residents to sell their produce, there is a hindrance in this transition.Mayor of Mabaruma, Henry SmithRegion One Mayor Henry Smith, in a recent interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI), related that there is the need for a feasibility study to be conducted to determine the types of crops that are suitable for residents to produce; and moreover, there is need for markets for the distribution of the crops once they are harvested.Smith said the people of Region One are willing to plant cash crops, but they are concerned about where they would be able to sell their goods.“The people within the region are not lazy, but what (has) caused them to lose interest is the fact that persons would encourage them to grow more cash crops, (but) when it (is) time to reap the crops, there (usually is) no market to sell the produce. This is one of the factors that affected the establishment of an agricultural market in the region,” he explained.The main economic activity for Region One over the years has been logging and gold mining. In some areas, the alluvial soil is used to plant coffee, ground provisions and nuts. But with the recent economic decline in those products, the regional administration has decided to shift to something that the residents can implement to survive.The mayor noted that the region is trying to expand its agricultural sector and be more prominent in that field. He is certain that Barima-Waini can be successful in this new venture if there is the availability of markets, which the administration is currently seeking.last_img read more

Energy Interpretive Centre takes leap forward

first_imgFika says the City has a lot of confidence in the company partnership as they have considerable proven experience in conducting similar multimillion dollar campaigns.According to the partnership proposal, the companies expect to complete the feasibility study by the end of June. The Saa Maa Centre for Energy and Culture is closer realization after a fundraising organization was chosen by the City.On Monday, Fort St. John City Council approved EWD Consulting Corp., along with Duckworth & Associates to begin fundraising for the new energy interpretive centre.- Advertisement -Although originally, Mayor Bruce Lantz had said the City would only contribute a maximum of $1 million towards the Centre, the City will be contributing an initial $50,000 to get the project off the ground. However, that money is considered seed money, which the City is expecting to recover after some of the fundraising money collected.The City has also applied for a Northern Development Initiative Trust grant, which would go towards the project, says Grace Fika, director of Corporate Affairs and Human Resources. Fika says the grant would potentially be $35,000.Part of EWD’s plan is to conduct a campaign planning/feasibility study, which Fika says is done to find out whether there is enough money available, both in the community and through grants, to actually fundraise. She says the reason for doing the preliminary work is to ensure the fundraising campaign would be successful.The “Edge of the Sun” Centre is expected to cost around $17.5 million and will incorporate the building, the surrounding land and a proposed RV park. The vast majority of the project’s funds will come from fundraising.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgA Co Donegal man who runs a sanctuary for abandoned donkeys has had a huge response to a public appeal for help.Danny Curran, from Falcarragh, runs the sanctuary in Raphoe where he now lives.And after an appeal in a national newspaper last week, he has been inundated with offers of help. “It’s been a great response,” said Danny. “We have almost 30 animals here now and they are being well looked after but we need more help to look after them.”He is now seeking the help of a lorry driver. He explained: “A farmer in Laois has offered us a lorry load of silage but we don’t have the transport for it.“So if there is anyone who can help, we’d be very grateful.”He urgently needs food and support to get the donkeys over the Christmas period. And there is an adopt-a-donkey initiative which local schools have helped with, costing €25 per month. “Some are abandoned because people can’t afford to keep them any longer. I found one tied to a scrapped car. Other people buy them as pets and put them in their gardens only to realise that they ruin your lawn,” said Danny. If you can help with funding log on to: HUGE RESPONSE TO DONEGAL DONKEY SANCTUARY PLEA was last modified: December 18th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal donkey sanctuarylast_img read more

Riyad Mahrez misses crucial, late penalty as Man City and Liverpool produce draw

first_img tense Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Mahrez missed the chance to win the game Joe Gomez, shunted back to the right of defence to accommodate Dejan Lovren’s first Premier League appearance of the season, made up for his loss of possession to Fernandinho to chase back and block Raheem Sterling’s angled shot.The change of position seemed to have a destabilising effect on the 21-year-old, who diverted Lovren’s header back to Sergio Aguero in the penalty area.With Lovren closing in behind him, the Argentina international went down but referee Martin Atkinson waved away penalty claims.James Milner’s hamstring injury changed the complexion of the game as City took advantage of Naby Keita’s arrival to exert their influence in opposition territory, although again without any real danger for their hosts.On the hour Sterling’s corner hit Van Dijk’s arm but Atkinson ruled Fernandinho had climbed all over the Holland international, much to the anger of City’s bench. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Mo Salah was again underwhelming It resulted in the first goalless draw between these two at Anfield since 1986.The point allowed City to regain top spot from Chelsea, while their opponents dropped to third. The top three are all on 20 points and separated by goal difference only.It was billed as the biggest game of the season so far but it failed to live up to those expectations as, until the last 15 minutes, both sides appeared reluctant to commit to all-out attack for fear of what the consequences at the other end may be.Mohamed Salah fired an early effort wide after turning John Stones but it said much about the first half that it was the closest either side came to threatening a goal.Pep Guardiola, aware of how twice on this ground last season Liverpool blew them away in a 25-minute spell, appeared to have set up his side to absorb much of the early and take the sting out of Liverpool with a view to capitalising later on. Silva’s pass sent Mahrez, preferred to Sane, running through the middle but his angled shot rolled past the far post while a frustrated Aguero, who has never scored in his ten games at Anfield, was replaced by Gabriel Jesus with 25 minutes remaining and retired to the bench with his hood pulled up.Having briefly escaped the smothering presence of Benjamin Mendy, Salah’s moment came when Andrew Robertson picked him out.But the Egypt international snatched at the chance with the confidence of a player with one goal in his last eight matches.Mahrez was next to threaten, forcing Alisson Becker into a low save at his left-hand post.Jesus went down holding his face after a stray hand from Lovren but City’s third penalty appeal also went unheard, while Sturridge’s weak header was scooped up by Ederson as more half-chances came and went. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Riyad Mahrez missed an 85th-minute penalty as Manchester City and Liverpool drew 0-0 at Anfield.Virgil van Dijk’s challenge on substitute Leroy Sane eventually resulted in a late spot kick, but £60 million summer signing Mahrez blazed over. REAL DEAL 4 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow 4 REVEALED no dice 4 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star gameday cracker Mahrez’s penalty headed for Row Z Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January shining deals Latest Premier League News Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won silverware Sane, who had replaced Sterling, did make the difference when his run down the left tempted the usually unflappable Van Dijk to make a tackle he probably did not have to and City finally had their penalty.With Aguero off the pitch the responsibility was handed to Mahrez – after Jesus was seemingly told to stand down – but with Alisson going the right away he blasted over.It also extended Liverpool’s run without conceding a home league goal to 811 minutes.MATCH STATS REVEALED 4last_img read more

Religious Briefs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Valley Villagers will perform bluegrass gospel music at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Faith Presbyterian Church, 5000 Colfax Ave., Valley Village. Call (818) 766-8103. “From Mecca to Moorpark” will be the topic of Ferial Masry, 10:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, Santa Paula Unitarian Universalist Church, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula. Call (805) 521314. “Blessing of the Animals” service will be led by the Rev. Gary Dart of Panorama Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Marical Juan of St. Genevieve Catholic Church and Cantor Mark Goodman of Valley Beth Israel, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Panorama Presbyterian Church, 14201 Roscoe Blvd. Animals must be properly restrained. Call (818) 780-6425 or 894-8316. “KidsCorps,” a Jewish children club for ages 5-11, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Chabad of the Conejo, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Call (818) 991-0991. Pianist Steve Hall will perform, 4 p.m. Sunday, St. James Presbyterian Church, 19414 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Free admission. Call (818) 345-2057. “Clean Comedy Nite,” a fund-raiser for the Valley Interfaith Council’s 2006 Preventing Hunger Campaign, 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, The New JCC at Milken, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. Tickets $20 to $50. Bring canned foods to donate to the food pantry coalition. Call (818) 718-6460, ext. 3002. “The Intrusion of Religion into Politics” will be the topic of guest speaker Henry Schwarzbart, president of the San Fernando Valley chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, 9:30 a.m. Monday at a meeting of the local chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women, Temple Judea, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. Call (818) 343-5375. “Resonance for the Soul: An Introduction to a Powerful Ancient Healing Energy” will be the topic of discussion by Marilyn Utz and Barbara Coman, 7 p.m. service Wednesday, Granada Hills Church of Religious Science, 17622 Chatsworth St. Call (818) 363-8136. “Bizarre Bazaar”, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 19, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 894-9251. “Finding Your Destiny and Discovering God’s Plan for Your Life” will be the topic of a satellite presentation especially for students from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 19, Bethel Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley. Call (818) 767-4488. A Judaism by Choice Shabbat service, led by Rabbi Neal Weinberg, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 19, Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 346-3545. “Is the Black Church Obsolete?”, presented by the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable and hosted by columnist Earl Ofari Hutchinson, will be discussed from 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 19, Lucy Florence Coffeehouse, 3351 W. 43rd St., Los Angeles. Admission $5. Call (818) 422-6353 or see Hanukkah boutique, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 20, Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. Call (818) 346-0811. “Are You Ready to Receive?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Beverly Craig at the 10 a.m. Sunday service, La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. Call (818) 249-1045. “Camaraderie” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Carrie Lauer at the 10 a.m. Sunday service, Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451. “Faithfulness” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Glenn Kirby at the 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. Sunday services, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. Call (818) 884-6480. “Positive Energy: More Precious than Gold” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bonnie Rowsell at the 10 a.m. Sunday service, Glendale Church of Religious Science, 2146 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. Call (818) 244-8171. “Rock, Paper, Scissors … Jesus” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Janet Loughry at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services, Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road. Call (805) 529-8422. “Take a Treatment and Call Me in the Morning” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond at the 10 a.m. Sunday service, the Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science, meeting at the Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. Religion events are complied by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices appearing in the events column must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be included for contact purposes. Mail to Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA. 91365-4200. Fax (818) 713-0058 or e-mail without attachments to 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Blessing of the Animals” service, 10 a.m. today, Shadow Hills Presbyterian Church, 10158 Johanna Ave., Shadow Hills. Animals must be properly restrained. Call (818) 353-2500. Holiday boutique, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today in the social hall at First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 763-8231. “Emma,” a musical based on Jane Austen’s novel, 8 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Friday, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 6020 Radford Ave., North Hollywood. Tickets $10. Also, 8 p.m. Nov. 19 and 2 p.m. Nov. 20. Call (818) 509-0882. “Teenagers: What Do They Want?” – a panel of teens discuss religion, social, educational and political issues – 9:45-10:45 a.m. Sunday, St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 346-3070 or see last_img read more

Softball Edges SIU, 2-1, Sunday for Another MVC Series Sweep

first_imgStory Links Drake (28-9, 11-0 MVC), which has won 14 consecutive games, scored both of its run early. Junior Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) continued her streak of driving in key runs by providing the Bulldogs’ first run. In the first inning, Pena doubled as junior Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.), who reached on a one out fielder’s choice and then stole second, scored for a 1-0 lead. Drake added to its advantage as senior Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) crushed a solo home run in the third inning to make it 2-0. Alexander leads the team with three home runs this season.  Print Friendly Version CARBONDALE, Ill. – The Drake University softball team edged Southern Illinois, 2-1, Sunday in the finale of a Missouri Valley Conference series. SIU (20-15, 4-6 MVC) scored its only run to cut its deficit to 2-1 in the fifth inning as Kyle Decker hit a leadoff home run off of Drake starter Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.). Smith then got two outs before redshirt junior pitcher Nicole Newman (Davenport, Iowa), who threw her first career no-hitter Saturday in the first of the two wins, came on in relief with a runner on third. Newman escaped the jam with a flyout and later struck out five of the final six Salukis to earn her first save of the year. Full Schedule Roster vs. Valparaiso 4/15/2018 – 2 PM PDF Box Score Next Game: Preview Live Stats Following Sunday’s win, Drake is scheduled to play at South Dakota State April 11 at 3 p.m. The Bulldogs then return to Buel Field to host Valparaiso, April 14-15, in a three-game MVC series. Smith improved to 7-3 with the win after she pitched 4.2 innings and allowed one run on five hits with three strikeouts and zero walks. Newman went 2.1 innings and finished with five strikeouts.last_img read more

Power cut strikes parts of south Inishowen

first_imgA number of homes and businesses have been left without power this afternoon after a power outage in Birdstown.Up to 122 properties have been affected by the outage which was caused by an electrical fault.ESB workers are working to restore electrical supplies which are expected to be repaired by 5.45pm this evening (Weds) ESB said: “We apologise for the loss of supply. We are currently working to repair a fault affecting the premises and will restore power as quickly as possible.”Power cut strikes parts of south Inishowen was last modified: November 13th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Inishowenlast_img read more