20 01 20

first_imgThe Share the Love tour hosted by Ballaz International provided four days of excitement and inspiration for Jamaicans as they brought a first of its kind all-star tour that ignited football fans and Jamaicans from all walks of life. The Share the Love Tour was birthed out of a desire to honour Jamaican football heroes, inspire a new generation of youth, share the Love of God as part of the ministry of Ballaz International, and to give the opportunity for the Brazilian football icons to see and experience Jamaica sharing their love for football and God with the Jamaican public.The four-day tour included a historic game at the National Stadium between some of Jamaica’s most prolific football players and an all-star Brazilian team. The Jamaicans left the game victorious, defeating the Brazilians 2-1 in the friendly match.There was also a ground- breaking ceremony, city walk and clinic in Southside, Downtown Kingston. This event saw the ground breaking at the future sight of an astroturf field that will become a part of City Life Ministries’ engagement with the community of Southside. The Brazilian team also walked through the community and executed a clinic at Breezy Castle for over one hundred children from Southside and surrounding communities. The tour saw church services held at Fellowship Tabernacle and Go for God Family Church, and they gave the Brazilian players an opportunity to worship and to share their stories of faith in God.Lastly, the tour had a meet, greet and play with members of the Ballaz family. This event saw over 60 children and their families having the opportunity to interact with and be inspired by the Brazilian team.Reflecting on the historic nature of the exhibition football match, 1998 World Cup goal keeper Warren “Boopy” Barrett said that “It was a great joy, honour and privilege to represent the national colours again with some of the best teammates that anyone could hope to play with. It really stirred some great memories which we all will carry with us for a lifetime”.legends and pioneersWolmer’s Manning Cup player Jahwahni Hinds was overwhelmed by the opportunity.”Hat’s off to Mr Virtue for this opportunity. Friday night was one of the biggest nights of my football life so far. It has always been a dream of mine to play alongside legends and pioneers of my country and I enjoyed every moment of it,” he said.Director of Ballaz International Andre’ Virtue said that “the tour was intended to inspire and ignite passion and hope in the people of Jamaica, especially the youth. As an organisation that is focused on football youth development, we believe that this was the perfect match and set of activities for such a tour of its kind,” he added.last_img read more

19 01 20

first_imgJustin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE —Even with Ginebra failing to close out the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals in six games, Justin Brownlee couldn’t help but feel excited over what comes next.“Man, you got to love it as a basketball player. This is the thing you grow up and you dream of,” he said of the winner-take-all Game 7 on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pumaren sets the tone for the Warriors with ‘swaggy’ get up Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “(The Bolts) just came out more aggressive than us, I think. They initiated physicality, they were the first ones to loose balls, rebounds, they just came out with a great energy and we didn’t. And I think that — from the start the game to set the tone, I think that was the biggest part of the game,” he said.Brownlee, though, has his full confidence that the Gin Kings will be more than ready to protect their throne come Friday, in what is shaping up to be another capacity crowd at Philippine Arena.“I think we’re going to be prepared,” he said. “We’re going to come out with great energy and aggression, and we will be ready to defend the crown.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Fans couldn’t help but fantasize Brownlee serving as the hero once more in Game 7 to complete the Gin Kings’ quest for back-to-back titles.But no matter how Ginebra gets it down, all the 29-year-old wants is to lift the trophy at the end of the night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“The perfect moment would just be winning the championship. Of course, it would be nice to win it in spectacular fashion, but right now, that moment is just winning the championship. That’s what I’m focused on – just trying to bring home the trophy and defend the crown,” he said.However, for Brownlee to replicate that feat, Ginebra needs to get its act straight following a disappointing Game 6 showing which saw it fall to Meralco, 91-98 on Wednesday. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man02:14Carpio 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READlast_img read more

19 01 20

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, looks on with Dwight Powell #7, Salah Mejri #50 and Maximilian Kleber #42 in the final seconds of their 112-107 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 23, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPDALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women.Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to several women. He spent 18 years with the team before going to the sports apparel company Under Armour in 2015. Ussery, who was investigated by the team over similar claims in 1998, denied the allegations in a statement to SI.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The report said team website reporter Earl Sneed was twice accused of domestic assault while working for the Mavericks, including a guilty plea in a case that was dismissed when he met the conditions of the agreement.The team said Sneed had been fired, and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told SI that he fired human resources director Buddy Pittman after learning details of the magazine’s report. Pittman and Sneed declined to comment to SI.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe NBA said the Mavericks had informed the league of the allegations involving Ussery and Sneed.“This alleged conduct runs counter to the steadfast commitment of the NBA and its teams to foster safe, respectful and welcoming workplaces for all employees,” the league said. “Such behavior is completely unacceptable and we will closely monitor the independent investigation into this matter.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Ussery had left Nike to join the Mavericks and had previously served as commissioner of the old Continental Basketball Association. He was praised by former NBA Commissioner David Stern and served as the Mavericks’ alternate governor with the league.“I am deeply disappointed that anonymous sources have made such outright false and inflammatory accusations against me,” Ussery said. “During my nearly 20-year tenure with the Mavericks, I am not aware of any sexual harassment complaints about me or any findings by the organization that I engaged in inappropriate conduct.”Ussery said he had raised concerns about other Mavericks employees who he said engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct and the organization didn’t address those concerns.“I believe these misleading claims about me are part of an attempt to shift blame for the failure to remove employees who created an uncomfortable and hostile work environment within the Mavericks organization,” Ussery saidCuban told the magazine that the team was establishing a hotline for counseling and support services for past and current employees. He is mandating sensitivity training for all employees, himself included.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments Injured Castro out for Gilas duel vs Aussies Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed The Mavericks said Wednesday they hired Evan Krutoy and Anne Milgrim to lead the independent investigation. Krutoy served as a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for over 20 years and served as Acting Deputy Bureau Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit. Milgrim is a professor at New York University School of Law, and a former former New Jersey attorney general.SI contacted six female former Mavericks or American Airlines Center employees who claimed they left the sports sector because of a structure that left them feeling vulnerable and devalued while protecting powerful men who misbehaved. A male former department head said there was “built-in protection for a lot of men.”A woman who had recently been hired as a support staffer said Ussery made sexually suggestive remarks to her in the media dining room before a game during the 2010-11 season, when the Mavericks won their only NBA championship. The woman said she had been told by others to be wary of Ussery.“Obviously there’s a problem in the Mavericks organization and we’ve got to fix it,” Cuban told the magazine. “I’m embarrassed, to be honest with you, that it happened under my ownership, and it needs to be fixed.”Two women claimed the Ussery harassed them for years, incidents that ranged from inappropriate remarks to requests for sex to touching women’s calves and thighs during meetings.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:08DOT assures PH ‘very safe’ for tourists amid alleged abduction in Makati00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

14 01 20

first_imgHouse Chairman on Ways, Means and Financen Rep. Thomas Fallah, announced the postponement of budget hearings to Monday, the 21st of May.Montserrado County Representative Thomas P. Fallah has arrived in the United States making frantic efforts to ensure that President George Weah gets a favorable reception, especially among Diaspora Liberians, upon his arrival to address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).Fallah said that the President needs all the support, especially at that global stage, to enable him ably represent Liberia by putting forth the country’s plight to the world.President Weah is expected to be in attendance at the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly, which opens on September 18, 2018, in New York.The President is expected to speak to the body of world leaders on September 26 for the first time since he ascended to Liberia’s presidency in January this year.However, there is a reported planned protest that awaits the President at the summit from some Liberians, who feel disenchanted with his style of leadership.Liberians across the United Sates and other parts of the world are reportedly gearing up for a mass demonstration at the UN General Assembly, to press forward for the prosecution of corrupt officials and people who perpetrated killings during the country’s 14-year civil war.With a fear of this demonstration, which some within the ruling establishment have termed as an embarrassment, especially that this would be the President’s first visit as the country’s leader, Rep. Fallah departed the country few weeks ago to help soften the landing and possibly avert the reported planned protest.As a key factor in the 2017 victory for the CDC, Weah promised to organize his Diaspora compatriots to give him a deserving welcome void of embarrassment.“This is no time for protest or demonstration, but to rally around our President so that he makes our case at the GA,” a dispatch from the US quotes Rep. Fallah as saying.“This is the President’s first trip to the US, and Liberians have the moral responsibility to ensure that they welcome their President in a way that he will be received and respected among world leaders,” he said during a meeting last week with the CDC/USA chapter leadership.He indicated that the United Nations General Assembly, the biggest annual gathering of world leaders, is not the platform to show “that we are a divided people.”“We will ensure that CDCians and people who believe in the President’s vision can gather and show the world that Liberians are in support of the president and his agenda,” he said.He said a lot of Liberians do not agree with the planned protest and partisans and non-partisans will be gathering to show the world that they support their president.Dubbed “March for Justice Campaign,” the protest will see those termed as “intellectual militant” carry on the initial protest on the date of President Weah’s arrival at the U.N. Headquarters. “By that, we will be letting the world know we are coming,” Mr. Patricks said in a live social media video recently. He is also urging those back home to join them simultaneously at the US Embassy in Monrovia.Meanwhile, the CDC lawmaker is also using his time in the US to build relationships with members of the US Congress as well as exploring opportunities for residents of his district.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

27 12 19

first_imgTODAY Hazardous Waste Roundup, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Calabasas Landfill, 5300 Lost Hills Road, Agoura. Call (888) 253-2652. Ferdinand the Bull performance, 11 a.m., Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. Tickets $8. Call (310) 455-3723. . AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

24 12 19

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – USA Track & Field has announced that the 2018 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships will be held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. The five-day event will bring 1,000 of the best track and field athletes from across the country to compete for the American title June 21-24, 2018. This is the third time Drake University has hosted this event which was previously held in Des Moines in 2013 and 2010.”It’s always exciting to bring world class athletes to the Blue Oval and this announcement is another step in identifying Des Moines as a track and field destination,” Blake Boldon, Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays, said of hosting the event. “We are thrilled to have the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships back in Des Moines,” said Greg Edwards, President and CEO of Catch Des Moines. “We have a strong resume of supporting and executing high profile track and field events. Not only does this allow us the opportunity to host visitors from across the country, but it also gives the community the opportunity to watch former and future Olympians compete at the classic Blue Oval.” More than 200 volunteers will be needed to help ensure the success of the 2018 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships. The public is encouraged to sign up for this volunteer opportunity by contacting Laura Briggs at laurab@catchdesmoines.com. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

24 12 19

first_imgA special programme by DonegalTV is to be broadcast into 38 million homes across America this Sunday. The special screening in Harveys Point Hotel on MHz Worldview Today’s Ireland will feature a range of features across Donegal.The show will feature Donegal Town, Killybegs, Kilcar, Carrick, Slieve League Mountains, Slieve League Boat Trips, Glencolmcille, the Folk Village, Oideas Gael, the MacGill Summer School, local traditional music, Ardara, Narin and the Fintown Railway. The Programme will air into 38 million homes in America this Sunday at 2:30pm ET & MHZ DC1 at 6:30pm Visit www.todaysireland.tv for more info.The programme will then be available online at www.donegaltv.ie & all our DonegalTV & partners social media platforms on Monday morning SOUTH DONEGAL TO FEATURE ON AMERICAN TV SPECIAL was last modified: October 30th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Americadonegal tvProgrammelast_img read more

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first_imgDonegal toy creators Arklu have created another empowering doll that challenges the industry to be more inclusive for children of different abilities.Meet Mia, the outdoor-loving wildlife photographer. Mia wears a cochlear implant, which is part of her story rather than a focal point.A keen photographer, the Mia character also has a mission to encourage children to take an interest in nature and wildlife. Mia’s message has already appealed to budding wildlife photographers around the world. Her doll box contains a mini-newspaper was comprised of nature photos submitted by children as part of an international photography competition. Wildlife Photographer Mia Doll – Lottie DollsMia the Wildlife Photographer was created by Donegal-based brand Lottie following consultation with ‘Toy Like Me‘, a UK non-profit who campaign for diversity in the toy-box. ToyLikeMe was set up in 2015 by former BBC journalist and children’s writer, Rebecca Atkinson, who wears hearing aids herself. Lottie Doll MiaRebecca’s Toy Like Me campaign better representation of disabilities so that differently-abled children can see themselves reflected in the toys they play with.“When I was growing up in the 80s,” says Rebecca, “I never saw any deaf characters in toys, books or on TV. When I became a mum myself, I decided it was time things changed. I wanted the global toy industry to act, to better represent the 150 million children worldwide with disability and difference.” Mia is a Lottie Doll of Arklu, the ground-breaking Donegal-based toy company founded by Ian Harkin and Lucie Follett. The brand’s message is that childhood should be an inclusive place, where every child belongs regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability.The dolls are designed with real children’s’ proportions and do not wear makeup, adult clothing or heels as we often see in the toy industry.Mia the Wildlife Photographer has been acknowledged in the International Design Awards, receiving both an Honourable Mention and a Silver. She empowers children to become inspired by wildlife through her packaging elements, her appropriate clothing and her STEAM focused accessories.Psychologist Dr Sian Jones from Goldsmiths, University of London has studied the effects of playing with toys with disability and difference on the attitudes of children without disability and difference.Interviewing hundreds of children, Dr Jones found that after playing with toys like the Mia doll, children were more open to forming friendships with peers with disability and difference. Lottie Dolls celebrated their 5th anniversary this year by announcing that, going forward, kids will be contributing to the design of every doll via a monthly design competition. For more information visit www.lottie.comMia retails at  €24.95 – you can buy the doll online at ie.lottie.com…Donegal toy company answers mum’s call to launch doll with cochlear implant was last modified: October 11th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:ARKLULottie dollmialast_img read more

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first_imgArsenal and Manchester United are to fight it out to sign Raheem Sterling for £15m, The Sun claim.It is suggested that the Harlesden teenager’s contract talks at Liverpool have stalled and United’s Sir Alex Ferguson and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger are both looking to capture him.Liverpool have stepped up their efforts to agree a new contract with Sterling, according to the Daily Mirror, who say Chelsea and Manchester City are interested and that the Anfield club fear they could lose him.Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is said to want Sterling’s future to be resolved soon – possibly by the new year.Meanwhile, QPR are among the clubs interested in signing former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill on loan from New York Red Bulls, the Daily Mail say.Sunderland are also said to be keen on the 33-year-old Australian, who is believed to favour a temporary return to Everton.The Daily Star say Frank Lampard will accept an offer to join QPR if he is left out of Chelsea’s Club World Cup game against Corinthians on Sunday.The Daily Telegraph have an interview with QPR’s Shaun Wright-Phillips, who feels manager Harry Redknapp can get the best out of him.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_imgIt’s OK to praise the Hindu god Ganesha and preach pantheism at the Tulsa zoo, but not to mention Genesis.  The zoo board reversed itself after first agreeing to permit an exhibit of the biblical creation account, reported Agape Press.  Christian supporters argued that the zoo “already features religious symbols in other displays, including a statue of an elephant-like, Hindu deity.”  It seemed that it was only fair to add the Judeo-Christian creation account to the mix.  At first the zoo agreed, but exhibit designer Dan Hicks thinks the board caved in to special interest groups:Hicks believes the Tulsa Park and Recreation Board that originally approved the creation display for the zoo ultimately caved in to the demands of a vocal minority.  He contends that the Interfaith Alliance, Tulsa Metropolitan Ministries and others of “these groups that claim to be all about tolerance and inclusion” are actually “more like political action committees affiliated with Americans United for Separation of Church and State.”Answers in Genesis also had stern comments about the reversal.  Polls showed that 76% of the public favored the Genesis display.  The Hindu-pantheistic exhibit proclaimed, “The Earth is our mother, the sky is our father.”Tolerance in our culture has a very specific meaning: it means forcing Christians, with their hands tied behind their backs and their mouths gagged, to endure witnessing every weird, depraved or wicked viewpoint paraded in front of them, without recourse, with the mantras “separation of church and state!” or “evolution is a fact!” shouted endlessly if they appear tempted to resist, to see how much they will tolerate.  When the victims appear ready to burst their bands and fight back, they smile and pretend that they didn’t really mean it and only wanted to be inclusive.  Pacified, the victims relax for another round.  Now that you know this, you will understand liberalism much better.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more