“It was a fun experience for our team and all of the student-athletes involved,” said senior women’s basketball guard Randi Brown. “We loved assisting during the holidays and being a part of something bigger than ourselves. The Dawn Busters Kiwanis Club sells fried turkeys to help finance its many projects to benefit children in the New Orleans and Metairie area. With the help of the UNO SAAC, a record 950 fried cajun-injected turkeys were prepared with all proceeds going to the weekly Dawn Busters Kiwanis Club Feeding the Homeless, every other Monday at Lantern Light and the Dawn Busters Rewards for Reading Program, December’s event. The Dawn Busters Kiwanis Club is the largest Kiwanis Club in New Orleans. The club’s liaison is Skip Miller while the coordinator for student-athlete enrichment is Martin Lopez IV. The New Orleans SAAC represented UNO within the local community, engaging with key clubs and high schools in the area, prepping and transporting turkeys. Members of the golf, men’s and women’s tennis programs and women’s basketball participated in the event. NEW ORLEANS – The University of New Orleans student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) teamed with the Dawn Busters Kiwanis Club for the Annual Turkey Fry on Nov. 20 and 22, marking the second year UNO Athletics has assisted with the preparation of the annual turkey fry. Gallery: http://unoprivateers.com/galleries/?gallery=367As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions each weekday from Dec. 6 to 22.
Forward Duhaney Williams’ lone strike in the 14th minute secured an outright win for reigning ISSA-Flow Manning Cup champions Jamaica College over St Jago High, while at the same time, securing the holders’ comfortable passage to yet another semi-finals. The ‘Dark Blues’ pretty much went untested in Group I action which saw them spank second place team Denham 6-0 in their opening game, overcome Hydel High 3-1 and down bottom placed St Jago 1-0, yesterday. Ironically it will be goal-scorer Williams’ first Manning Cup semi-finals. He formerly played for Manchester High in the rural-area daCosta Cup competition. “I feel very good helping the team reach another semi-final. I am really excited and looking to help the team go all the way,” he told The Gleaner after scoring what was his 10th goal this season. “I am confident we can win another championship, and I will be going out there, and hoping to make a difference and do my best every game, and help get the win,” he underlined. YESTERDAY’S RESULTS: The game was played on a slippery and watery Constant Spring Complex surface in St Andrew, which made ball control almost impossible. The poor underfoot conditions clearly had an effect on the team and in truth JC could have swamped St Jago by a bigger score, but the conditions certainly did not encourage clinical finishing. Nonetheless, goal-keeper Akeem Chambers was the Monk Street-based school’s best player and was kept busy throughout the contest, commanding his area to make several telling interceptions and blocks to keep his team interested. JC’s assistant trainer Donald Stewart said he was happy with the win, and his team’s progress. “I am confident that we can retain the Manning Cup. We don’t wear confidence; we go out there and display it,” Stewart reasoned. Meanwhile, at Prison Oval in Spanish Town, in the other 3 p.m. game, Denham Town clipped Hydel 3-2. Denham Town’s scorers were; Jermaine Lyons in the 10th, Rojaun Bennett 65th, with Lloyd Carter rounding out the scoring with an 86 minute strike. Hydel suffered their second loss of the campaign, with Brad Tully (43) and Nicholas Nelson (87), getting their goals. Jamaica College 1 St Jago Denham Town High 3 St Jago 2 CLINICAL FINISHING TODAY’S GAMES: Excelsior High vs Holy Trinity 1:00 p.mn. @ Constant Spring Jonathan Grant vs Camperdown 1:00 p.m. @Prison Oval St George’s College vs St Catherine 3:00 p.m. @ Prison Oval Wolmer’s Boys vs Haile Selassie 3:00 p.m. read more
Today, Friday marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and Christians throughout the world this weekend will commemorate the crucifixion, and three days later, the resurrection of the Person they believe to be their Lord and Savior.Well over 2000 years ago Christ was born to the Virgin Mary and pronounced the Savior of the world. His three-year ministry, which began when he was 30 years old, was to preach and teach His disciples and other followers salvation and how it was attained. He stressed repentance, (asking for forgiveness of one’s sins), following which God would show mercy. Jesus also taught the people the three cardinal (fundamental and key) virtues—Faith, Hope and Love. The greatest of these, He said, was love. And He commanded his disciples to love their neighbors as themselves. Their neighbor, He told them, was everyone, without exception. Jesus pronounced himself the Son of God, a claim, totally rejected by his own people, the Jews, who never accepted him as the long expected Messiah and because of their dislike for Him demanded that the Roman Governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate, have Jesus nailed to the cross and crucified. And though Pontius Pilate told the angry crowd demanding Jesus’ crucifixion that he “found no fault in this man,” Pilate ordered Jesus whipped and then crucified on the cross, which was on Friday, being commemorated worldwide today. On the third day, Sunday, however, Jesus rose from the dead. One of his friends, Mary Magdalene, went to the grave early Sunday morning to anoint his body but to her utter surprise, found the tomb empty. She began to weep, not knowing where they had laid the Master. But shortly thereafter, in the cemetery, Jesus appeared to Mary and she immediately recognized him and his voice. He told her to go to town and tell Peter and the other disciples that He was no longer in the grave but had risen from the dead. Peter ran to the tomb and found it empty, just as Mary had reported. He therefore returned to the other disciples and told them the good news. Jesus promised he would come again to judge the living and the dead. Christians are therefore looking forward to the Second Coming of Christ.This weekend commemorates the most important period in the history of Christianity—the crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.Christians who observed the 40 days of fasting and abstinence during the Lenten Season, will attend church services on Easter Day and break their fast, joining hundreds of millions who did not observe the fast, in feasting and celebration. They will greet each other saying, “He is raised.” And the response will be, “He is risen indeed! Alleluia!!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
Operation “Restore Order” conducted on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pameroon-Supenaam) has led to the arrest of several persons, after cordon and search exercises were carried out by Police ranks on 10 homes between Anna Regina and Supenaam.Four suspects were however on Friday taken before Magistrate Esther Sam at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court, slapped with charges for offences ranging from narcotics possession to break and enter, and simple larceny.Twenty-four-year-old Sheldon Patterson, a resident of Zorg, Essequibo Coast, was slapped with a charge of narcotics possession, which alleged that he on November 15, 2018, had nine grams of cannabis in his possession. The defendant admitted to the charge and was fined $4500 along with two months community service.Meanwhile, Munaf Yakub, 39, of Lot 77 Huist Derien, Essequibo Coast, was charged for the offence of break and enter and larceny which he denied. As such, he was remanded to prison and the case will continue on December 7.Another person, 32-year-old Lakeram Persaud of Reliance, Essequibo Coast, also faced a charge of breaking and entering and larceny. He also denied the charge and was released on $40,000 bail. The case will also continue on December 7.Meanwhile, Albert Barcat, 46, of La Belle Alliance, Essequibo Coast, was arrested and charged on November 15 for the offence of simple larceny. He admitted to the charge and was jailed for four months. read more
The latter’s being done using wildlife deterrents like noisemakers to ensure they don’t wander into the area, and the owners of the grazing reserve say their cattle don’t graze in that area during this point of the summer. In addition to the OGC and the appropriate ministries, the nearby Blueberry and Doig River First Nations and Ducks Unlimited, which has a reservoir in the larger vicinity, were also notified. It’s still too soon to say what caused the spill, but Imperial believes at this point that the release came from a pinhole leak in the gathering line. At this point there’s no timeline for how long the cleanup will take. “Our response team responded to the spill and is still on site overseeing the company’s emergency response, as well as documenting anything that may be needed for investigative purposes,” he explains. The spill was first noticed at 3:35 p.m. on June 28 during surveillance, and in addition to the OGC, Imperial Oil and the B.C. Ministry of Environment are all on hand for the clean up. Imperial spokesperson Pius Rolheiser says the main concentration is on keeping the affected area as small as possible, which is currently roughly 100 metres by 200 metres large. He says at this point the spill is not threatening any bodies of water, and as it’s on a grazing reserve, there are no residents nearby. “The key is there aren’t any streams or other waterways in the vicinity,” he says. “The nearest permanent water body is Lost Lake, which is about a kilometre away, and we have people inspecting and monitoring locations downstream of the site to make sure that none of the oil water emulsion is released.” – Advertisement -Because of standing water that was already in the area due to rainfall, determining the volume of what was spilled is more difficult. The fluid is being recovered through vacuum trucks, and Rolheiser says the ultimate goal is to return the site to the way it was before. “We are confident that we’ll be able to recover virtually all of the oil through our response efforts,” he says. “That’s a process that will take time, but from our perspective, the key is that we have it confined, there’s no impact on people, and there’s no impact on wildlife.” Advertisement read more
0Shares0000Football Kenya Federation will now focus on the national Under-20 team which is three steps away from qualifying to the 2018 World CupNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 5- Football Kenya Federation has announced that the country has withdrawn its team from the 2018 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers with the first round match against Ethiopia having been scheduled for October 13 in Addis Ababa.In a statement, FKF Chief Executive Officer Robert Muthomi says the federation has already informed FIFA and CAF of its decision due to the proximity of the qualifiers to the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams. “Following consultations with the schools and Ministry of Education officials, we have decided to withdraw our participation to allow players ample time to prepare and sit for their exams, which we also find crucial for their development,” Muthomi is quoted on the official communiqué from the federation.They felt that the country would not be able to raise a team that would sufficiently prepare for the tournament and at the same time give the same amount of attention to their final secondary school examinations.Last year, prolific forward Mwanahalima Adam missed the African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) due to the final Form Four examinations.Ethiopia has now earned a free ticket to the second round of qualification where they will play Nigeria. A total of 9 teams now remain to contend for slots in the second qualification round.The federation will meanwhile put all its energies towards the Under-20 women’s team which has qualified for the second round of qualification.Their first tie will be away to Ghana’s junior Black Queens on November 3 in Kumasi before playing the return leg a fortnight later in Machakos.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) read more
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The day after Hu’s speech, China’s state-run newspapers plastered the president on the front page with big red headlines announcing the start of the congress, which is held every five years to endorse policy directions and leadership appointments. At a convenience store in Guangzhou, a bustling metropolis at the heart of China’s industrial boom, 29-year-old fabric salesman Zeng Jinrong ignored a stack of Southern Metropolis Daily newspapers with Hu’s picture and its lead story about “socialism with Chinese characteristics.” Asked what the popular party catch-phrase meant, Zeng shook his head, grinned, took a drag on his cigarette and paused. “I really can’t explain this. Maybe it just means using a Chinese way to deal with the economy,” said Zeng, who said he earns a yuppie salary of about $40,000 a year. “We have a lot of space to develop ourselves. In the last 10 years, there’s been so much change,” he said. That space is far from unrestricted. The party brooks no challenge to its political monopoly. It monitors the Internet and employs police forces to quash any organized groups or individuals deemed a threat. But for those who steer clear of the party’s turf, life offers new possibilities. Newfound freedoms not only extend to the urban privileged but to the huge rural population, once forced by government policies to remain in the countryside and not venture into the more prosperous cities. The factories that have made China the world’s workshop are powered by former farmers. Feng Xiaoqi said he grew up in a village in southern Hunan province and left home to work in an auto parts factory 12 years ago when he was 15. Now, he said he bounces back and forth from jobs in Guangzhou and Shanghai – the country’s commercial capital.Feng said he saw a bit of the president’s speech on TV but couldn’t summarize the major points. “We’re just little people,” Feng said. “The party matters don’t really have much to do with us.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CHINA: With steady economic and social change, Communist leadership loses clout. By William Foreman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GUANGZHOU, China – While China’s Communist Party leaders gathered for a major conclave this week, April Wen was too busy to notice. The accountant was searching for a job and polishing her English by watching “Desperate Housewives” on a pirated DVD. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.All life in China once stopped for major political events. But two decades of juggernaut economic growth have made Chinese private lives far less vulnerable to political edicts and control. They can pursue riches, focus on careers and not worry about marching in lockstep with the party. Wen, 27, felt better English – not the party – would help her find a rewarding job. “The show is my favorite because the women talk a lot. You can learn so much when they argue,” Wen said of “Desperate Housewives” as she stood outside China’s biggest trade show trying to pick up freelance interpreting work with foreign buyers. She held a handwritten sign: “Business Experience! Expert Bargainer.” A private life is something Wen’s parents could scarcely have imagined. Less than 20 years ago, communist officials decided where people worked, lived and sometimes whom they married. A speech like the one President Hu Jintao gave Monday outlining political priorities would have been mandatory reading in obligatory political study sessions held once a week, if not more often. read more
Caleb Ruiz struck out 19 and the St. Bernard’s baseball team edged out Ferndale 1-0 in what was the Little 4 Conference opener for both clubs, Tuesday night at Bomber Field (Redwood Acres).Tuesday’s pitching dual between Ruiz and Ferndale’s Landon Gomes stayed scoreless for three-and-a-half innings until St. Bernard’s freshman Braedan Zimmerman found his way across home plate on a pass ball. Zimmerman put himself in position for what would end up as the evening’s only run by stealing second …
This is a tough week. We’re getting a clearer picture on most teams, and Vegas is flexing their advantage with a bunch of t-o-u-g-h handicaps and totals.Still, there are eight plays worth making.And, of course, I picked a spread winner on each game, even if I’m not advocating placing any money on it.Bengals (+3.5) at SteelersMason Rudolph is really bad. The Steelers’ defense is shambolic schematically. And while the Bengals have done nothing since their Week 1 game against the possibly …