10 months agoSouthampton midfielder Lemina: Bielsa key to leaving Marseille

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton midfielder Lemina: Bielsa key to leaving Marseilleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Mario Lemina has explained why he left Olympique Marseille.Lemina quit OM for Juventus before landing at Saints.He explained to Eurosport: “I spent only two years in Marseille. When I arrived, I thought I would stay longer. The first year, with Elie Baup was complicated but the next one with Marcelo Bielsa was magnificent. “We discovered another OM, more spectacular. With the coach, I learned a lot. It’s really very interesting to work under his orders. When he left, it was a shock for me and that’s what made me want to go.”Bielsa is now leading Leeds United in their promotion push frm the Championship. last_img read more

North Peace Search and Rescue successful search for missing person

first_imgThe driver was successfully located and brought back to FSJ. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace SAR had success after being requested by the RCMP to locate a missing person.In the afternoon of Monday, November 26, 2018, the RCMP requested the Search and Rescue team to find a male driver who was turned around on the back roads up north.The driver originally called 911 for assistance and the SAR team located the driver around Mile 126 on the Jedney, as his vehicle was stuck in the snow.last_img

Avalanche Canada issues special avalanche warning for this weekend

first_imgREVELSTOKE, B.C. – Avalanche Canada has issued a special public avalanche warning for backcountry users.The warning went into effect Thursday afternoon and will remain in place until Sunday for the following regions:  Lizard Range and Flathead, Purcells, Kootenay Boundary, North Rockies, South & North Columbia, Cariboos, Sea-to-Sky, South Coast, South Coast Inland and Northwest Coastal. For a map of the regions involved, click here.After a prolonged drought in late November and early December, the province has been hit with a series of storms that have dropped a significant amount of snow. This new snow is not bonding well to the old surface that formed during the drought. “Our main concern is that we are expecting the weather to clear on Saturday,” explains James Floyer, senior avalanche forecaster for Avalanche Canada. “After all this rain in the valleys, backcountry users are going to want to hit the alpine but that’s where the danger is greatest. There’s a very weak layer now buried anywhere between 60 and 150 cm. Any avalanche triggered on that layer will definitely be life threatening.”Avalanche Canada warns anyone accessing higher elevation terrain to be aware of this hazard. This means skiers and boarders leaving ski resort boundaries and snowmobilers riding at or above the treeline. Everyone in a backcountry party needs the essential rescue gear—transceiver, probe and shovel—and know how to use it. And always check the current avalanche conditions at www.avalanche.ca.last_img read more

IPL betting racket busted four held

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Police has arested four men fom Hazrat Nnizamuddin area for betting on IPL matches.At about 10 pm on April 9, Police team raided room number 307 of a Hotel at Jangpura. They found four persons watching the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders and updating the rates, while maintaining the win and loss records through mobile phones. They were using one phone for obtaining on-line rates and other phones for passing on information to the punters and seeking bets. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThese persons were identified as Harish Arora (31 years old and resident of Pant Nagar), Nav Karan Singh (25 years old and resident of Lajpat Nagar-I), Ashish Mangal (21 years old and resident of Sarai kale Khan), and Gurbej Chhabra (36 years old and resident of Faridabad). A case under section 3/4/5 of Delhi Gambling Act, 1955 was registered. “During sustained interrogation, accused persons disclosed that in order to earn quick money they all planned to run a betting racket during the IPL. Accused Gurbhej Chabbra was well-versed with the betting system and was previously arrested in a gambling case in 2007. Accused persons used to book a hotel room during the IPL match and used to operate from their only,” said Chinmoy Biswal, DCP (South-East). Accused used to take bets from their clients and were using Betting Assistant I-Book software on their laptops that kept a record of those placing bets and the financial transactions.last_img read more

Mens basketball report Junior forward Keita BatesDiop out for season with stress

OSU sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) during a game against Rutgers on Jan. 13 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorFollowing Ohio State’s 76-75 loss to No. 20 Purdue on Thursday night that dropped the Buckeyes to 10-5 and 0-2 in the Big Ten, it appears the team’s uphill climb to the NCAA tournament just got a whole lot steeper.OSU coach Thad Matta said in the postgame press conference that junior forward Keita Bates-Diop will undergo surgery on a stress fracture on his shin next week. Bates-Diop did not play against the Boilermakers. He had missed five games earlier in the season with a high-ankle sprain he suffered on Nov. 17 against Providence.Bates-Diop originally suffered this injury in the summer and after attempting to play through it, the injury kept reoccurring, Matta said.“That’s definitely a punch in the gut to us,” he said. “It is what it is and we got to move forward.”Matta called the 6-foot-7 Bates-Diop the team’s best defender considering his length and his ability to rebound with the taller players in the country.The Normal, Illinois, native played just nine games this year, starting three times. He averaged 9.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in an average of 23.3 minutes. Matta said that Bates-Diop will receive a medical redshirt.1/5 Correction: Matta said Bates-Diop will have surgery next week. It was originally printed as Friday. read more

Ohio State wide receivers cleared to fly against Spartans

Senior wide receiver Devin Smith (9) attempts to escape a tackle from Michigan State redshirt-sophomore linebacker Riley Bullough (30) during a Nov. 8 game in East Lansing, Mich. OSU won, 49-37. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorJust seconds after Michigan State missed a 39-yard field goal, Ohio State took over possession and wide receiver Michael Thomas was sure of one thing.He was going to be in the end zone.“Before the play came I knew I was going to score,” the redshirt-sophomore Thomas said. “I just had to do my job, run my route. I feel like no one can guard me.”Thomas caught a slant from redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett and took the pass 79 yards to the end zone, tying the game at 21.The Buckeyes didn’t trail for the remainder of the game.Just minutes later, Barrett found senior wide receiver Devin Smith for a 44-yard touchdown, giving the Buckeyes a 28-21 halftime score.Barrett, who had seemed to struggle on deep throws for a portion of the season, said after the game that he is getting more confidence in his deep shots as the season progresses.“I’m getting more comfortable each and every week,” he said. “We just make sure we’re getting that connection in practice so we can bring it out on gameday.”Barrett’s performance earned praise from Michigan State’s defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, who said he was slightly surprised at how well the redshirt-freshman played.“That guy made about every pass he could. He hadn’t shown to do that really consistently, but we had a lot of respect for him. He is a great football player,” Narduzzi said after the game. “He played big in a big game. He didn’t throw off the mark at all and those guys were ready to make the catch. That goes to having a guy who throws the ball where it needs to be thrown. He is a heck of a quarterback.”OSU coach Urban Meyer tied Barrett’s performance in with Smith’s, complimenting both on their breakout games.“JT, boy, is he playing well. He was 16-of-26, 300 yards throwing and very accurate on the deep balls,” Meyer said. “Also Devin Smith, that’s his best game that we’ve had in the past three years. He’s one of the best, if not the best, deep ball players we’ve ever had. He tracks the ball very well.”Smith has had a knack for making big plays in scarlet and gray, as the Buckeyes are a perfect 20-0 when he catches a touchdown for OSU. The senior from Massillon, Ohio, finished the game with a season-high 129 yards receiving on six receptions to go along with the touchdown.Prior to his touchdown catch, Smith made what was arguably the biggest play of the game as he hauled in a 43-yard reception from Barrett up the Spartan sideline with OSU facing a third and 23, trailing, 14-7.Smith had a similar response to Thomas’ about the third-down pickup.“No disrespect to their team, but I felt all night they couldn’t hang with us. I told coach that constantly,” Smith said. “I told coach they needed to keep throwing it to us, and we had a good first half throwing the ball.”With his big game, Smith separated himself from former OSU-great Santonio Holmes on the Buckeyes’ all-time touchdown receptions list. Smith moved into sole possession of third place on the list with his 26th as a member of the Scarlet and Gray.Smith said following the game that his motivation to play well came from many people picking the Spartans to win, along with Michigan State’s nicknamed secondary.“Coming into this game, everybody had us losing and it kind of made me a little mad,” Smith said. “Then the whole ‘no fly zone’ stuff and all that. We had one job, and that was to come up here and win.”The combination of Smith and Thomas accounted for 220 of Barrett’s 300 passing yards, something Thomas said came from preparation and motivation.“It’s like a tag-team. That’s what we are trained to do,” Thomas said of his play alongside Smith’s. “We lost a lot of respect. And the only way to get back respect in this league, the Big Ten, is to step up and win this game.”With the win, the Buckeyes sit alone atop the Big Ten East standings, as they are set to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday in Minneapolis. Kickoff is scheduled for noon. read more

Toure thanks everyone at Man City

first_imgYaya Toure has thanked everyone at Manchester City for a “very special night” after playing his final home game for the club in their 3-1 win against BrightonThe 34-year-old will be leaving the Premier League champions at the end of the season after eight years.City paid tribute to their long-serving midfielder by starting him for their final home game of the season against Brighton at the Etihad Stadium and made him the captain for the night, as Toure led the club to breaking three Premier League record that were all previously held by Chelsea.Prior to his last home match, Toure was presented with a framed shirt, a mosaic plaque and a lifetime season ticket with his older brother, Kolo Toure, at his side and has now taken to social media to thank everyone.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“Thank you to everyone for a very special night at the Etihad! It really means a lot,” wrote the Ivorian on Twitter.Thank you to everyone for a very special night at the Etihad! It really means a lot. ??#ComeOnCity ???? pic.twitter.com/tbMN2ZvOGT— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) May 10, 2018last_img read more

Germany begin life after World Cup with a draw

first_imgThe German national men’s football team have begun life after an embarrassing outing at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia with a draw against France, according to DFB.de.The Die Mannschaft held the current world champions to a goalless draw at the Allianz Arena in Germany.After much debate, Joachim Low decided to stick with majority of the team that underperformed in Russia with Manuel Neuer started between the sticks for Germany, behind a back four of Matthias Ginter, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels and Antonio Rüdiger. Joshua Kimmich started at defensive midfield with Leon Goretzka and Toni Kroos in front of him.Thomas Müller, Timo Werner and Marco Reus completed the starting XI as a front three. The German side started with purpose and soon got on the front foot, albeit without creating a clear-cut chance. For the majority of the half, the teams were in deadlock and headed into the changing rooms for half time with no more than a couple of shots on target to reflect on.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…Low’s team continued to try to carve out opportunities in the wider areas but they couldn’t open up the French defence with the crucial final pass. In the 34th minute, for example, Rüdiger nearly got on the end of a dangerous cross from Kroos before Olivier Giroud tested Manuel Neuer with a header at the other end. The captain then parried a Kylian Mbappé free-kick from 20 metres out in the 43rd minute. The last chance of the first half fell to the world champions as a heel flick from Giroud went wide of the goal.Didier Deschamps’ French team started the second half as the better side as an Antoine Griezmann shot was saved by Neuer (48’). Timo Werner then tested Areola’s reflexes in the French goal from an acute angle (57’). Neither team could create many clear opportunities in front of goal with much of the game being contested in midfield. The next chance also fell to Griezmann, who attempted a shot from long distance (64’). At the other end, Areola spectacularly denied Reus with a fingertip save around the post (65’).A lack of cutting edge from both sides saw their first competitive meeting since 2016 end in a goalless stalemate.last_img read more

Police Commissioner Issues Press Release

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Nov 2014 – Police Commissioner Colin Farquhar explained the RTCIPF will issue a press release on the results of the sufficiency hearing in the case of suspended officer, Constable Mikhail Hinson, who was on Friday released from answering to the five charges of setting fire. The court determined there was not enough evidence to go forward with the case. Hinson, 24, was arrested, suspended and remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison for the late September arson at the Chalk Sound police station where the building and four vehicles were set ablaze. Magnetic Media in a letter of concern cited that the Police Force continues to be standoffish with media and the public about major crimes in the country, our company adding that perhaps this is among the reasons there is such lackluster of support from the general public when it comes to investigations. Still outstanding: sufficient leads and evidence in the murder probe of businessman Robert Been Sr from March 4 this year; an update in the new investigation of Damaris Martinez of the Dominican Republic; the jury returned a not guilty for Romano Howell on October 8… however it is certain the woman was murdered by someone and her body dumped on the roadside here in Provo; no updates in the case of North Caicos’ Quincy Gardiner where media is still waiting on the results of an autopsy and for an update on what will happen to the man once held for questioning the case. And now Police will have to start over in the case to find who is responsible for the torching one of the new police patrol vehicles. These are but some of the cases where it is reported that evidence is insufficient to move to a full trial. Worst fears as a tourist is murdered in Providenciales; ten homicides for 2019 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:arson, chalk sound police station, Colin Farquhar, damaris martinez, mikhail hinson, murder, quincy gardiner, robert been, romano justice howell Bahamas Police takes 10 to court for murders and other crimes, including a couple for cruelty to a child Arsonist strikes again, Grand Turk dump site machinery targetedlast_img read more

First Degree Murder charge recommended against boyfriend of El Cajon teen Kiera

first_imgFirst Degree Murder charge recommended against boyfriend of El Cajon teen, Kiera Bergman Ashlie Rodriguez, Mike McKinnon III Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Kiera Bergman FacebookTwitter Posted: September 11, 2018 Ashlie Rodriguez, Mike McKinnon III, September 11, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPHOENIX (KUSI) – On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Phoenix Police developed probable cause to recommend charges of First Degree Murder against Jon Christopher Clark for the death of Kiera Bergman. 19-year-old Kiera went missing from her home on Saturday, August 4, 2018, and was found deceased on Monday, September 3, 2018, outside of Phoenix.Jon Christopher Clark is already in custody for multiple unrelated charges of Aggravated Identity Theft and Forgery.Kiera’s family spoke to the media after it was announced that Phoenix Police had developed probable cause to recommend First Degree Murder against her boyfriend. Please contact the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for booking records, probable cause statement (Form IV), and mug shot(s)RELATED STORY: Body of Kiera Bergman, 19-year-old from El Cajon found in Arizona Updated: 10:36 PMlast_img read more

1105s Ed Tech Magazine Returns to Print After 2 DigitalOnly Years

first_img T.H.E. Journal, 1105 Media’s magazine about K-12 education technology, is doing just that though. The title, which scrapped its print edition in 2012, will debut its new print edition at a related 1105 trade show in late January. Despite marketing leading digital offerings, in a competitive landscape with six other print magazines, T.H.E. Journal’s sales team was short a tool that every other rival had, Allain says. The return of print is paying immediate dividends. The 38-page inaugural issue has a 50-50 ad edit ratio—”significantly higher” than it had been for digital-only editions, according to Christopher Piehler, the magazine’s editor-in-chief. Along with the print relaunch, circulation will double: 50,000 print issues will accompany the 50,000 digital editions currently being sent out. Frequency will be cut from monthly to 7x however, to more closely align with the segment’s active seasons, Allain says. Digital-to-print launches like Allrecipes, POLITICO Magazine and The Pitchfork Review are becoming increasingly common, but it’s rare when a brand that decided to abandon ink and paper returns to it.center_img “When I talk to the connected educators who make up our audience, they say that their computer desktop is more crowded than their literal desktop. For these people, whose job is to grapple constantly with a barrage of emails, texts and tweets, reading something in print can be a way to relax and really focus,” Piehler says. “We did a survey that showed reader interest, but for me the most powerful motivation came when a member of my editorial board said to me, ‘You know, I hate to admit it, but I read the magazine more when it was in print.'”More on this topic 1105 Media to Publish Microsoft’s MSDN, TechNet Magazines Branding Push, Client Needs Spawn New 1105 Media Division 1105 Enterprise Computing Group Launches Marketing Services Division 1105 Media Hires Tech Exec as CEO Digital Editions: Are They About to Catch Fire? Hanley Wood, 1105 Media Start the Year Off with AcquisitionsJust In The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media ConsultantPowered by “When the decision was made to cease the publication in print, it was based on indicators that digital-only strategies were growing in popularity with advertisers,” says 1105’s COO, Henry Allain. “We discovered that may be true in some markets, but clearly not in the K-12 ed-tech space. This segment of the market continues to have a vibrant print offering…We needed to be back as part of the mix.” “In this market segment many agencies and marketers are committed to integrated buys,” he says. “We found ourselves at a disadvantage when we didn’t offer print as one component of the buy…It was a bit frustrating for the sales team to have to continually deal with the question: ‘Where is the print component of this proposal?'”last_img read more

Kesha Praises Elton John After Performing Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

first_img Maren Morris: Elton John’s Soulfulness Has Power Elton John Talks Bernie Taupin, Fatherhood & More Who’s On The Elton John Cover Albums? Shawn Mendes On Covering Elton John With SZA Maren Morris: Elton John’s Soulfulness Has Power Elton JohnPhoto: Michael Kovac/Getty Images NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Apr 9, 2018 – 2:08 pm Kesha On Growing Up Listening To Elton John Who’s On The Elton John Cover Albums? Elton John Talks GRAMMY Special, Tribute Albums Elton John GRAMMY Special Little Big Town On Paying Tribute to Elton John Kesha On Growing Up Listening To Elton John 7 Elton John Songs From The Screen & Stage Elton JohnPhoto: Michael Kovac/Getty Images Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more 5 Charities Elton John Supports Kesha On Growing Up Listening To Elton John The Lyrical Longevity Of Elton John, “Border Song” Who’s On The Elton John Cover Albums? How Did Elton John Help Ed Sheeran? How Did Elton John Help Ed Sheeran? Elton John Talks GRAMMY Special, Tribute Albums Why Alessia Cara Sang The Blues For Elton John Why Alessia Cara Sang The Blues For Elton John Facebook Ed SheeranPhoto: Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images Little Big Town On Paying Tribute to Elton John Little Big Town On Paying Tribute to Elton John Kesha On Growing Up Listening To Elton John News Elton John To Be Honored At GRAMMY Salute Concert The Lyrical Longevity Of Elton John, “Border Song” 7 Elton John Songs From The Screen & Stage All-Stars Pay Tribute To Elton John 5 Charities Elton John Supports Neil Patrick Harris: What’s His Elton John Secret? Twitter center_img Shawn Mendes On Covering Elton John With SZA All-Stars Pay Tribute To Elton John The GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter shows deep reverence for John after taking the stage to deliver her version of one of his biggest hitsNate HertweckGRAMMYs Apr 9, 2018 – 2:07 pm There’s no shortage of pressure in singing a song everyone knows in front of the musical legends who wrote it. This was Kesha’s challenge when she took the stage for “Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute” to sing one of Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin’s biggest hits, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” Why Alessia Cara Sang The Blues For Elton John Elton John To Be Honored At GRAMMY Salute Concert Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Connection To Elton John The Lyrical Longevity Of Elton John, “Border Song” Elton JohnPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Prev Next How Did Elton John Help Ed Sheeran? Kesha Praises Elton John After Performing “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” Elton John To Be Honored At GRAMMY Salute Concert 5 Charities Elton John Supports Ed SheeranPhoto: Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images Elton John Picks His Own Favorite Albums Elton John Talks Bernie Taupin, Fatherhood & More The GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter was understandably overwhelmed when we caught up with her just after her show-stopping performance. Her reverence for the man and the moment were very apparent.”That was insane, having Elton John just watch me perform one of his most famous songs ever. That was thrilling. I’m shaking that was so exciting,” said Kesha. “It was an honor.”Kesha recently earned her first two career GRAMMY nominations and delivered one of the most talked-about performances of the 60th GRAMMY Awards with her heartfelt delivery of “Praying” on Music’s Biggest Night. For all her success today, the singer still recalls listening to John as a child, and she took a moment to reflect on how performing for him now made her feel. “He’s a legend, he’s an icon, he’s like a music god. Music for me is my one true love, so having someone I’ve looked up to since I was a little kid, and listening to his records and studying his melodies like they’re the word of god,” says Kesha. “And then getting to sing one of his songs is just… kind of having me a little tongue-tied and speechless.”Kesha joins a superstar lineup of artists paying tribute to Elton John at the upcoming television special, including Ed  Sheeran, Alessia Cara, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Chris Martin, Maren Morris, Sam Smith, and SZA.”Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute” concert special airs on April 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, only on CBS. Ed SheeranPhoto: Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images 7 Elton John Songs From The Screen & Stage Elton JohnPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images All-Stars Pay Tribute To Elton John Maren Morris: Elton John’s Soulfulness Has Power Shawn Mendes On Covering Elton John With SZA Kesha Praises Elton John’s Melodies & Legacy kesha-praises-elton-john-after-performing-goodbye-yellow-brick-road Elton John Picks His Own Favorite Albums Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Connection To Elton John Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Connection To Elton John Elton JohnPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Elton John Talks Bernie Taupin, Fatherhood & More Elton JohnPhoto: Michael Kovac/Getty Images Neil Patrick Harris: What’s His Elton John Secret? Email Elton John Talks GRAMMY Special, Tribute Albums Neil Patrick Harris: What’s His Elton John Secret? Elton John Picks His Own Favorite Albumslast_img read more

STATE REP RACE Mark Kratman Holds Successful Campaign Rally Ready To Fight

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — State Representative candidate Mark Kratman (D-Tewksbury) recently held his campaign kick-off rally at the Tewksbury Country Club.The event, emceed by Tewksbury School Committee member Keith Sullivan, saw Tewksbury’s State Senator Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) and neighboring State Representative Dave Nangle (D-Lowell) endorse Kratman.“The reason Mark will be the best State Representative, bar none, is because Mark is Tewksbury. Mark goes to EVERYTHING in Tewksbury. Mark is at every single event for the Knights [of Columbus]. For the Lions. For the Sons of Italy. For the Elks. For the Patriotic Committee. He’s so invested in this town and cares so much about this town,” said L’Italien. “And because he works for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, he understands how to get things done. He understands how things are funded… He will be a great State Representative. It was a no-brainer to endorse Mark. He’ll get the work done and take care of all of you… He’ll be ready on Day #1.”“I have mixed feelings — I want Mark  to be State Rep, but I don’t want him to leave Mass Highway,” joked Nangle. “You call Mark — day or night, weekends — he’s there with an answer. He’s there to help… He’s a genuine guy… Mark will fit in and do a great job. Mark knows he has some shoes to fill. Without any doubt, he’s the man to fill them.”Tewksbury’s former State Senator Barry Finegold, who is running for his old seat, was also in attendance.“Mark Kratman is always there to lend a helping hand when he can,” said Sullivan. “He’s normally the first one to show up and quite often the last one to leave. He cares deeply about people and he cares about his community. That’s why he’ll be the best choice for State Representative in the 19th District. There’s no doubt in my mind he’ll show the same level of dedication and commitment to the residents of Wilmington just as he’s done here in Tewksbury.”“Because of his vast experience, Mark is used to working with a very diverse group of people and he can get things done. That experience will be an asset to everyone [in the district] when he’s elected to represent the 19th District,” continued Sullivan. “Mark really gets out in the community to listen and hear what the issues really are.  He’s honest and sincere, very level-headed, and deliberate in his thought process… He’ll always do what’s in the best interest of his constituents.”Kratman then addressed the crowd for approximately 10 minutes, focusing his remarks on economic development and efforts to curb the opioid epidemic.“Economic development and infrastructure need to happen hand-in-hand… You can’t keep building without infrastructure improvements,” said Kratman, who has served as a legislative liaison for Mass Highway for the past 20 years. He touted some of the infrastructure structure projects he successfully fought for as Selectman over the past four years, including a multi-year process to repave Route 38 and upcoming intersection improvements at the dangerous Salem Road/South Street intersection.“We need to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable. That’s who should be paying for efforts [to help those suffering from addiction]… We need to get people help and we need to hold those selling the drugs accountable,” said Kratman. “We send a lot of tax dollars to the State House, but not enough is coming back to Tewksbury and Wilmington,” added Kratman. “I’ll talk to anybody up there — whether it’s a Republican or a Democrat. The Speaker, Governor and Lt. Governor all know me by name… We need someone who is going to be a fighter. Someone who is going to argue for Tewksbury and Wilmington.”Kratman noted he would oppose any funding cuts to Tewksbury State Hospital, the town’s largest employer. He also touted several recent endorsements, including the Building Wreckers Local 1421, SEIU Local 509, and the Tewksbury Fire Fighters Union. Kratman pledged to take care of the first responders who take care of you.“If you call me, I’ll pick up the phone. You won’t have to call twice. I’ll be responsive,” stressed Kratman. “I’ll go up to fight for what you want. Talk to me. Tell me what your needs are. I’ll go up and make sure it happens.”An estimated 200 supporters attended the rally, held on Thursday, June 28.Below are a few photos from the rally, courtesy of the Kratman campaign:Some of the large crowd at Mark Kratman’s campaign rally at the Tewksbury Country Club.Mark Kratman with former Tewksbury Selectmen Scott Wilson and Doug SearsState Representative David Nangle (D-Lowell) endorsing Mark Kratman.Mark Kratman with his wife Denise and daughters Nora and Burke. (Mark’s son Mark was on duty at the police station.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Massachusetts AFL-CIO Endorses Mark KratmanIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Teamsters Local Union 25 Endorses Mark KratmanIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Committee To Elect David Robertson Issues Statement On Mark Kratman’s Voting HistoryIn “Government”last_img read more

EU blasts Myanmar for jailing Reuters journos

first_imgReuters journalists Wa Lone (L) and Kyaw Soe Oo, based in Myanmar, pose for a picture at the Reuters office in Yangon, Myanmar on 11 December, 2017. Photo: ReutersThe EU’s diplomatic chief on Thursday condemned Myanmar’s jailing of two Reuters journalists, hours after the country’s tarnished democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi strongly defended the men’s treatment.A court in Myanmar jailed Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo for seven years last week for breaching the country’s hardline Official Secrets Act while reporting on the Rohingya crisis.The trial was widely seen as a bid to muzzle the press, and the reporters’ harsh sentences have attracted a chorus of international criticism.EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini repeated a call for the reporters’ immediate, unconditional release, saying they had not had a fair trial.”Many observers saw this trial as a test of freedom of the media, democracy and the rule of law in the country. It is pretty clear that the test was failed,” Mogherini told the European Parliament.”The sentence will also intimidate other journalists who could fear undue arrest or prosecution for doing their job.”Earlier Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de facto leader, hit back at widespread international concern over the trial, challenging critics to show where there had been a miscarriage of justice and insisting they had been fairly tried “in open court”.Nobel peace laureate Suu Kyi was once lionised as a human rights champion for standing up to the military junta that ruled her country for decades, but her response to the Rohingya crisis has seen her reputation tarnished in the eyes of many observers.Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Hanoi on Thursday, Suu Kyi said the army’s brutal crackdown on the Muslim minority — described by the UN as “genocide” — “could have been handled better”.Army-led “clearance operations” that started last August drove 700,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, carrying with them widespread accounts of atrocities — rape, murder and arson — by Myanmar police and troops.The European Parliament on Thursday also called for the reporters to be freed and urged the bloc’s executive arm, the European Commission, to review trade privileges granted to Myanmar when it transitioned to democracy in 2015.last_img read more

In new book Richard Rohr says the universal Christ changes everything

first_img By: Cathleen Falsani godgrrl Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Cathleen Falsani Cathleen Falsani is a veteran religion journalist and author, specializing in the intersection of spirituality and culture. She lives in Southern California.,Add Comment Click here to post a comment As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Share This! By: Cathleen Falsani godgrrl Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,Richard Rohr with his book “The Universal Christ.” Courtesy photoALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (RNS) — Along a quiet stretch of Five Points Road in the oldest neighborhood in New Mexico’s largest city, just down the block from the methadone clinic and a house Catholic workers share with homeless folks, lives one of the world’s most famous modern mystics — an infectiously jovial, flannel-plaid-wearing Franciscan friar, with a childlike joy for telling the world that Jesus Christ loves everyone and is in everything.It’s a simple, if radical, idea. And one that some critics of Richard Rohr, the 76-year-old Franciscan who founded the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque 32 years ago, have described as “dangerous” and even “heretical.”Rohr, one of the most influential Christian contemplatives of the last century, is unfazed by such critiques of what he believes is the theological foundation for a “reformation of the Christian faith.” He unpacks this idea, defending it theologically, historically and scripturally, in his new book, “The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe.”“This is not heresy, universalism, or a cheap version of Unitarianism,” Rohr writes. “This is the Cosmic Christ, who always was, who became incarnate in time, and who is still being revealed.”While the Cosmic or Universal Christ may be a new idea for many contemporary Christians, Rohr insists it is ancient — part of the “perennial tradition,” which teaches that all wisdom and knowledge in world religions and philosophies are rooted in the same universal source.The perennial tradition “trains you to connect the dots and see what themes keep recurring” in Scripture, he said.Ancient or new, dangerous or revolutionary, “The Universal Christ” has found an enthusiastic audience. Released in early March, the book recently debuted at No. 12 on the New York Times best-seller list for nonfiction.A prolific author with more than 30 books in print, Rohr says “The Universal Christ” is the culmination of everything else he has written and taught and preached in a lifetime of ministry and contemplative practice. It is his magnum opus, if you will.“The Universal Christ” by Richard Rohr. Courtesy photoHe also expects it to be his last book.While by all appearances Rohr seems energetic and even robust, 15 months ago he suffered a heart attack, which came on the heels of a successful battle with prostate cancer in 2015.Recently, however, cancer returned and he is undergoing treatment.“I take four horse pills every day that amount to oral chemotherapy,” Rohr told Religion News Service on a chilly morning as he strolled the grounds of the CAC in late March. “That I could have two things that would normally be fatal and still be sitting here? I am nothing but grateful for the miracle of modern medicine.”While he blithely says he never expected to live to the age of 76, Rohr assures a visitor that his death is not imminent.“I do not have that sense at all, thank God,” he said. “I just know if I’m a realist that I’m in the final stage — whatever that means — of my life.”Although he says “The Universal Christ” is his last major work in print, Rohr hopes to write a short tome, a monograph, on St. Paul’s understanding of sin.Rohr began writing “The Universal Christ” two years ago.“It was the hardest book I ever wrote. … I knew I had to say this and I’ve got nothing to lose at my age,” he said, stopping to greet several members of his four-dozen-strong staff, the CAC office buzzing with activity in preparation for The Universal Christ conference in the Albuquerque Convention Center.Sold out with 2,200 people registered to attend, the conference, which began Thursday (March 28), is the center’s largest-ever event.Over the centuries, much of Christianity has lost track of the “Christ” part of Jesus Christ, Rohr argues in “The Universal Christ.”According to the theology of the Trinity — God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit — Jesus was fully human and fully divine. Not half and half. Fully both. By minimizing or ignoring Jesus’ identity as the Christ, Rohr believes, Christianity has missed a message central to the gospel: that through Jesus Christ, God loves and redeems “every one” and “every thing.”“If all of this is true,” he writes, “we have a theological basis for a very natural religion that includes everybody. The problem was solved from the beginning. Take your Christian head off, shake it wildly, and put it back on!”Building on Scripture such as Colossians 3:11 — “There is only Christ. He is everything and he is in everything” — and Colossians 1:19-20 — “Through him all things are reconciled, everything in heaven and everything on earth” — Rohr believes that “everything, without exception, is the outpouring of God.”A humpback whale. The whir of a washing machine. A soldier far from home. The Carina Nebula and the Hubble Space Telescope. A woman marching in the streets for her civil rights. A family of asylum-seekers separated at the border. Coffee. Oreos. A sunset. Laughter.Richard Rohr’s black lab, Venus, was a companion for 15 years. “The Universal Christ” is dedicated to the dog. Courtesy photoOr Rohr’s beloved black lab, Venus — his constant companion for 15 years who passed away two years ago — to whom he dedicated “The Universal Christ.”“Without any apology, lightweight theology, or fear of heresy, I can appropriately say that Venus was also Christ for me,” he wrote.Back in his office at CAC, while holding a framed photograph of Venus, he explained, “Whatever evokes from you the flow of love is operating as Christ for you.”Everyone and everything.As he walked from the CAC offices, which are housed in an adobe building more than 100 years old, to the visitor center one-tenth of a mile away, it is obvious that Rohr delights in his surroundings, whether natural or human-made. He points out the white blossoms of a pear tree and the adobe buildings — some of them centuries old — common to Albuquerque’s Barelas community, formally established in 1662 and where he has lived since 1986.He stops near a narrow aqueduct that runs between the CAC properties to explain a bit of the history and function of these “acequias.”The acequias, which are run by the individual communities through which they flow, have gates that control the levels of the water that comes from the Rio Grande to help irrigate farmland. Likely originally dug by Native Americans, the acequias system was expanded during the Spanish colonial period in the 17th and 18th centuries.In his book “Acequia Culture,” historian Jose Rivera describes how the aqueducts play an important cultural and even spiritual role in New Mexico, where annual blessings of the irrigation ditches often combine Catholic and pagan elements.“Acequia culture also demonstrates a great rootedness to place — like water, culture extends deep into the earth,” Rivera wrote.The acequias in Barelas remain in use to this day.“Aren’t they charming?” Rohr said, clearly enthralled by the whole enterprise.Richard Rohr in Albuquerque, N.M. Courtesy photoA native of Topeka, Kan., Rohr entered the Franciscans in 1961 when he was just 18, beginning his theological studies in earnest just as the Second Vatican Council convened in Rome.“It was the wonderful ’60s,” he recalled, chuckling. “The perfect time to be educated, to be given a critical mind, but then given good philosophy and theology to know how to process it — all the negativity that our country went through then and is back into now 10 times worse.”Rohr became ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1970 and earned a master’s degree in theology from the University of Dayton the same year. In 1971, he founded the New Jerusalem Community (an intentional community that, for a time at least, managed to combine the charismatic and social justice movements) in Cincinnati, where he lived and worked for 15 years before relocating to New Mexico.He connects the dots through his lifetime of contemplative, mystical practice, and social justice activism — carried along by “the flow of Divine Love” — back to his first “awesome experience” with God on his cousins’ farm in western Kansas when he was 13 years old.“I’m just lying in the velvety grass, looking up at all the stars,” Rohr recalled. “I got this personal sense that the universe was a safe place, a good place, and that I was part of it.”Not long after, he decided to go to seminary.“I’ve called it my ‘beautiful place’ ever since,” he said, adding that whenever he’s back in Kansas, he tries to visit the spot. “I still would like to go back there again.”The initial vision he experienced as a boy lying in a Kansas field still inspires Rohr today.He believes the predominant theme that runs throughout Scripture and tradition is grace, which Rohr describes as a kind of divine spackling compound that God uses to fill in the gaps between everything in all of creation.“If something comes toward you with grace and can pass through you and toward others with grace, you can trust it as the voice of God,” he said. “Just give up on anything except the God who is grace itself, the filler of the gaps.” Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 News Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Share This! 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Texas Death Row Inmate Set To Die Next Month Gets Reprieve

first_img Share A 36-year-old Texas prisoner set for execution next month for a robbery-slaying in San Antonio 14 years ago has won a reprieve.The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has sent Juan Castillo’s appeal back to his Bexar County trial court to review arguments from defense attorneys that a witness presented false testimony at Castillo’s 2005 trial.Castillo was set for lethal injection Dec. 14 for the December 2003 fatal shooting of 19-year-old Tommy Garcia Jr. in an ambush robbery plot that also involved Castillo’s girlfriend and two others.Castillo’s attorneys argue a Bexar County jail inmate who testified against Castillo now says he made up his testimony to try to help his own legal problems. Prosecutors opposing the reprieve said testimony from other witnesses corroborated the inmate’s testimony.last_img read more

From Harvey To Hosting Major Events — 2017 Took A Toll On

first_img Listen Ramps under construction on the 288 toll road at 610 Loop. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /11:54center_img As always, it’s been a busy, busy year on Houston’s roads and public transit. Hurricane Harvey shut down roads and left them littered with debris. And, as if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, the city hosted both the Super Bowl and the World Series in the same year, moving thousands of people on roads, buses and light rail. And, of course, 290 is still under construction — along with plenty of other roads and highways.To recap all the biggest Houston transportation stories of 2017, Houston Matters talks with News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter. X Sharelast_img

US Department of Agriculture Renews 25M Partnership With Thurgood Marshall College Fund

first_imgWASHINGTON, April 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is proud to announce today the continued partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE) Thurgood Marshall College Fund-USDA Internship Program totaling $2.5 million.Secretary Sonny Perdue established the Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement to rapidly expand outreach to America’s agricultural community and facilitate greater access to USDA programs and serve as the lead agent for USDA partnership and outreach activities. The partnership was originally created with USDA’s Office of Advocacy and Outreach, whose programs are now a component of the OPPE.TMCF will continue to help assist the USDA achieve its goal in attracting a cross section of candidates into careers in agriculture and other related disciplines, while offering TMCF member-school students opportunities to develop their professional goals and build practical work experience. The TMCF Internship Program includes 10-week summer sessions, 15-week spring sessions and 15-week fall sessions designed to employ selected internship recipients and diverse candidates from TMCF member-schools.Breanna Guinyard, a 2018 TMCF-USDA intern, stated, “During the internship, I have developed better problem-solving skills and networking techniques. I can now advance in my field and have insight into how the USDA operates. I’m very confident that this experience has granted me the tools I need to be successful as a full-time USDA employee in the future.”This unique paid internship program affords Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students the opportunity to intern in USDA offices around the country, expanding their geographic worldview by living and working in locations that have included: Washington, DC; Ames, IA; Miami, FL; Idaho Falls, ID; Harlingen, TX; Ft. Collins, CO; Burlington, VT; Wells, ME; St. Paul, MN; Lewisburg, WV; Columbia, SC; Okemos, MI; Pittstown, NJ; Nashville, TN; Greenville, NC; Amherst MA; Harrisburg, PA, and, Port Allen, LA.“The USDA has proven to be one of TMCF’s strongest Federal Government partners, and the TMCF-USDA internship program has been one of our most popular offerings for our students,” said Harry L. Williams, TMCF president & CEO. “In 2018, we had over 1,400 applicants for this competitive program where we selected 66 scholars to intern.”For more information on TMCF programs, please visit: www.tmcf.org.ABOUT THE THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND (TMCF)Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF member-schools include the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly Black Institutions, enrolling nearly 80% of all students attending Black colleges and universities.Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the K-12 and higher education space. The organization is also the source of top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs.TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization. For more information about TMCF, visit: www.tmcf.org.last_img read more

Cardinals Set to Compete at the ACC Indoor Championships

first_imgForty-two athletes will represent the Cardinals at the meet, 23 on the women’s side and 19 on the men’s side. At the 2018 Indoor Championships, the Cardinal women earned the highest ACC indoor finish in program history by tying for third place, while the men finished in seventh place. Live Results Thursday will feature the pentathlon and the first four events of the heptathlon. Addie Wanner will be competing in the pentathlon for the Cardinals, while Dominic McClinton, Clay Moss, and Aaron Johnson will be competing in the heptathlon. The top three finishers in each event will earn first-team All-ACC honors, while finishers 4-6  will be earn second-team All-ACC honors. Victoria Farley, Rashida Harris and Forrest will open the final day of competition at noon. in the women’s weight throw. The final rounds of sprint and distance running events will take place on Saturday. The meet will conclude with Kameron Jones, Martice Moore, Sterling Warner and Anthony Crandon competing for the Cardinals in the 4x400m relay. Field events will begin Friday afternoon with the men’s high jump. Gabriela Leon, the school record holder in indoor pole vault, will compete at 5 p.m. Coming off her personal-best performance of 22.18m/72-09.25 at the Hoosier Hills Invitational, 2018 ACC Indoor Champion Makenli Forrest will compete in the women’s weight throw at 5 p.m.center_img On the track, Dorcas Wasike looks to repeat as an ACC Champion in the 5,000m. She will run at 1 p.m. Louisville sprinters and distance runners will also compete in the preliminary rounds of their events Friday afternoon. Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville track and field team travels to Blacksburg, Va. to compete at the ACC Indoor Conference Championships this weekend.  Competition kicks off on Thursday and will run through Saturday.  Friday and Saturday’s events will be televised on ESPNU and WatchESPN. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more