May Crowning to be held at the Assumption of the Blessed…

first_imgThe Rosary Society will hold the annual May Crowning program to the Virgin Mary during the 9:20 liturgy on May 5 at the church, 32 East 25th Street in Bayonne. Rosarians Maria Fusiak will offer the flowered crown to the Virgin Icon and Vita Sydorenko will carry the crown on a Ukrainian pillow.As part of the ceremony, prayer petitions will be said for those suffering a lost of a loved one, illness, and suffering from persecution. Rosarians who have been members for many years will be honored for their dedication to the society and devotion to the Virgin Mary: Helen Billack, Maria Bilyk, Maria Ciko, Anna Czupyk, Anne Humen, Genevieve Kufta, Veronica Kushnir, and Anna Wanko. Reverend Vasyl Putera will offered the liturgy for their intentions and a brunch will follow the liturgy. ×last_img

One-handed violinist makes beautiful music

first_imgAdrian Anantawan was born without a right hand, but with an adaptive device became a renowned professional violinist. He is now enrolled in the Harvard Graduate School of Education Arts in Education Program, with the goal of helping other disabled students in their artistic and creative development.last_img

India power past Sri Lanka to Cricket World Cup triumph

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 32 Views   no discussions NewsSports India power past Sri Lanka to Cricket World Cup triumph by: – April 2, 2011center_img Share Share By Sam SheringhamIndia beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in a pulsating final to deliver World Cup glory to their cricket-mad population for the first time since 1983.Sri Lanka smashed 91 from their last 10 overs to post 274-6 in Mumbai, with Mahela Jayawardene making a superb 103.India lost Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar early on but Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Dhoni rebuilt the innings.Gambhir was out for 97, but captain Dhoni’s brilliant unbeaten 91 led India to a famous win with 10 balls to spare.The skipper, struggling for form throughout the tournament, played the innings of his life and sealed the victory with a phenomenal straight six that sailed high into the stands, providing the catalyst for euphoric celebrations in the Wankhede Stadium.Tendulkar’s early dismissal for 18 ensured there was to be no fairytale 100th international century for Mumbai’s favourite son.But wonderful innings from Gambhir and Dhoni ensured the “Little Master” can finally get his hands on the sport’s ultimate prize at the sixth attempt as India became the first host nation to win the tournament, while Jayawardene became the first player to score a hundred in the final and finish on the losing side.Meanwhile, it was a sad end to the incredible career of Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan who, having battled injuries throughout the event, failed to take a wicket in his last international match.And when the Sri Lankan inquest begins, they will surely regret the decision to make four changes for the final, only one of which was enforced.With off-spinner Ajantha Mendis dropped, replacement bowlers Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara and Suraj Randiv managed only one wicket between them from 26.2 overs.Chasing a total 46 runs higher than the previous best under lights at the venue, prolific openers Sehwag and Tendulkar stepped out to a cacophony of noise.But it only took two balls for the mood inside the stadium to be transformed as Sehwag failed to get his bat on a full straight delivery from Lasith Malinga and was trapped in front of his stumps.Tendulkar, seemingly carrying the hopes of a billion Indians on his shoulders, soon had the crowd in a frenzy with two sumptuous boundaries off Kulasekara, but hopes of him reaching the 100 century landmark in the final were to be sadly dashed.Kumar Sangakkara’s decision to give Malinga a fourth over with the new ball proved a masterstroke as the paceman tempted Tendulkar into a swipe outside off stump and a thick edge was taken low by the captain himself behind the stumps.While Malinga wheeled away in celebration with his team-mates in pursuit, a stunned silence fell over the Wankhede.Gambhir and Virat Kohli would have been forgiven for going into their shell but the duo remained positive in seeing India to 105-2 off 20 overs.Their partnership had reached 83 when Kohli got a leading edge to a Tillakaratne Dilshan delivery and was brilliantly caught one-handed by the bowler for 35.Dhoni, whose previous highest score at the tournament was 34, took the brave decision to promote himself up the batting order above Yuvraj Singh and after a watchful start he started to find his range on his favoured off side.The right-hander’s partnership with the left-handed Gambhir kept the Sri Lanka bowlers guessing and gradually the duo chipped away at the total.After taking the score past 200, Dhoni required treatment for a side strain but the skipper did not lose any focus as he leant back and chopped Muralitharan through the off side for four.Without ever batting with the fluency of Jayawardene, Gambhir worked his way to within three of a famous hundred before he was clean bowled by Perera to give Sri Lanka hope.With the score on 241-4, Sri Lanka thought they had run out Dhoni when Kapugadera’s throw hit the stumps but with replays inconclusive, the India skipper was reprieved.After 46 overs, Sangakkara made the surprise decision to throw the ball to Kulasekara instead of the clearly disgruntled Muralitharan and the tactic back-fired as India helped themselves to 11 runs.The same number followed from Malinga’s next over to put India on the brink of victory, before Yuvraj Singh took a single to give Dhoni the strike with four more runs needed.The wicketkeeper-batsman’s stunning final blow provided a fitting end to a memorable final.Earlier, the coin toss was shrouded in confusion as the noise of the crowd rendered Sangakkara’s call inaudible to match referee Jeff Crowe. He ordered a re-toss, which was won by the Sri Lanka captain, who opted to bat to the obvious frustration of his opposite number Dhoni.When the action began, India settled the faster with seamer Zaheer Khan getting straight into rhythm.Suffocating Upul Tharanga with a tight off stump line, he bowled three consecutive maidens before having the batsman caught at slip for two off a perfect outswinger.Dilshan took his tournament run haul to exactly 500 before he was dismissed by Harbhajan Singh in the spinner’s second over. The batsman attempted a sweep but the ball struck his arm and thigh pad before rebounding agonisingly on to his stumps.Veteran pair Sangakkara and Jayawardene got the innings back on track with a partnership of 62 as Sri Lanka reached 122-2 in the 28th over.But their stand was broken by Yuvraj as Sangakkara – two short of his half-century – attempted a square cut to a shorter ball and got a faint edge through to Dhoni.Jayawardene, who reached fifty from 49 balls, produced an innings of impeccable touch and timing, scoring heavily in the third man area and keeping his score moving at a run a ball to drag his team towards a competitive total.But it was the irrepressible Yuvraj who struck the next blow. Thilan Samaraweera got too far across his stumps attempting to sweep and was struck on the thigh. Simon Taufel’s not out decision was overturned on review, with replays showing the ball would have struck middle stump.Zaheer could not be kept out of the limelight for long and a superb slower ball totally deceived Chamara Kapugedera, who could only prod the ball tamely to Suresh Raina at mid-off.At 183-5 going into the last 10 overs, India were well on top but with Jayawardene still at the crease there was every chance of Sri Lanka posting a competitive total.With Kulasekara (32 off 30 balls) scoring quickly at the other end, the former skipper began to take calculated risks, accelerating through the 80s and 90s and bringing up his hundred off 84 balls during the batting powerplay with consecutive boundaries off Zaheer.Kulasekara’s run out brought Perera to the crease with two overs remaining, and the all-rounder did exactly what was needed, swinging from the hip to smash 22 off nine deliveries, including 16 off the last four balls of the innings.But although the late flurry propelled Sri Lanka to a healthy total, Gambhir and Dhoni ensured it was India who joined Australia and the West Indies as the only sides to win the World Cup more than once.Source: BBC Sportlast_img read more

Peter E. Squibb, 77, of Greendale

first_imgPeter E. Squibb, 77, of Greendale, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019. He was born August 20, 1942 in Vincennes, Indiana, son of the late William P and Mary Catherine (Erskin) Squibb.Pete was a Machinist Mate Second Class US Navy Veteran. He was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church, K of C Council 1231, USS Saratoga Association, and the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding horses. He was a true 18th Century Man. He worked as a Manufacturing Engineer at Hill Rom.He is survived by his loving wife, Patty Squibb of Greendale, IN; 2 sons, Nathaniel (Angela) Squibb of Pickerington, OH, David (Amanda) Squibb of Covington, KY; 2 daughters, Jane Lee (Christian) Hartwell of Virginia Beach, VA, Ann (Brian) Coleman of Guilford, IN; sister, Judith Ann (Jerry) Squibb Plaatje of West Chester, OH; 13 grandchildren, Jordan, Clayton, Chase, Nathan, Abigail, Kayla, Nicholas, Aidan, Lilli, Peter, Emma, William, Luke; 2 sisters-in-law, Mary Lynn Phelps, Liz Russell; and his 2 brothers-in-law, Jos. F Russell, Mark Russell.He was preceded in death by his father, William P Squibb III and his mother, Mary Catherine Squibb.Family and friends will be received on Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 4 pm to 7 pm at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Monday, December 30, 2019 at 11 am, with Father Ben Syberg officiating.Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the K of C Council 1231 for Charitable Outreach.Visit us at www.fitchdenney.comlast_img read more

Tyler Extols Liberian Media

first_imgSpeaker J. Alex Tyler has commended the Liberia’s independent media for what he described as “the professional and splendid coverage of the December 20, 2014 Special Senatorial Election in the country.”At a reception marking the official opening of the 4th Session of the 53rd National Legislature yesterday at the Capitol Building in Monrovia, Speaker Tyler thanked the media for its “balanced, credible and on-the-spot reportage in the recently ended election nationwide.”“For the first time in my political life, I witnessed such keen and professional work done by the media. As watchdogs of our democracy, they help keep the process honest by being in every nook and cranny of the Republic during dark and difficult nights, making sure that only genuine results were communicated,” Speaker Tyler declared.The Bomi County Representative asserted, “Without smart-phones or laptops or other sophisticated gadgetry of the Western media and, without any immediate pecuniary dividends deriving to themselves, they labored in rain, in stress-and-strain and many other difficult conditions to ensure that only the truth, and nothing but the truth about the elections got out.”He pledged his unflinching support, with the assistance of his colleagues, to ensure that appropriate budgetary consideration be made to facilitate proper training for the media.According to him, the proposed training, if approved, will be conducted in collaboration with the National Elections Commission (NEC) with the intent to ensure a sustained, continued and robust reportage in the area of elections coverage.“Indeed, you are the watchdog of our democracy, the harbinger of the new Liberia and the heroes in the quest for honesty, integrity and fair play in electoral politics,” he declared.The Unity Party lawmaker praised members of the Electoral Body for conducting a peaceful and credible election across the nation, adding that their role played was vital.He then welcomed the 13 new senators-elect to the Capitol Building, noting; “Please remember your promises made to the people that were not made under threat or duress.”Speaker Tyler reminded his colleagues from the sister chamber about their duties which include, representation, supervision and crafting laws, as imperative and must be kept uppermost in their minds and actions at all times.“For those who lost or were not considered by the people this time, I say, take heart. Better days are yet to come; and I pray that you become a part of Liberia’s golden years, in public or private service, yet to come,” he asserted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more