Two Spaniards, among the best of the decade in Willem II

No Comments on Two Spaniards, among the best of the decade in Willem II

first_imgWillem II fans, one of the fashion clubs in Holland – last year they reached the Cup final and this season they are fourth in the Eredivisie-, They have a place reserved in their hearts for Fran Sol and Pol Llonch. The Dutch newspaper Dagblad Brabants He made a survey among his readers and these included the two Spanish soccer players among the best soccer players who have worn the Tilburg team shirt in the last decade.Although who prevailed loosely and received 50% of the votes was the Dutch Jordens Peters, current captain of the team, Fran Sol occupies a prominent place in the survey and appears in second position with 26% of the ballots. The Madrid striker, who currently plays for Dinamo Kiev, played for two and a half years in Willem II, reaching 47 goals in 88 games and becoming the leading scorer of the Eredivisie during his stay in the competition. Ruud Swinkels (7%) and Freek Heerkens (5%) occupy the third and fourth position respectively, while in fifth place, tied with Konstantinos Lamprou, figure the Catalan Pol Llonch, what He signed for Willem II in the summer of 2018 and only needed a few months to get into all the fans of Tilburg. The former Wisla Krakow, Granada or Girona has doubled its value since arriving in Holland and continues to be a key piece in the Adrie Koster team, which is fourth in the Eredivisie just behind Ajax, AZ and PSV.last_img read more

Girls in NWC semi-finals

No Comments on Girls in NWC semi-finals

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Caribbean powerhouse Jamaica sealed their semi-final spot with a sensational one-goal triumph over Malawi on day eight of Netball World Cup (NWC) 2015 yesterday.The Sunshine Girls squeezed through with a 63-62 win in what was described as the tightest match of the tournament after Trinidad and Tobago defeated Samoa for the first time 66-47.The Jamaicans showed consistency and composure in all four quarters, which got them over the line after both teams put on a spectacle for the roaring crowd in Allphones Arena.Goal shoot Romelda Aiken scored 44 from 48 and goal attack Shanice Beckford 17 from 18 tries.last_img

Board OKs plan for LeBron James’ ‘I Promise’ school in Akron

No Comments on Board OKs plan for LeBron James’ ‘I Promise’ school in Akron

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s scheduled to open next fall for third- and fourth-graders and add more grade levels in future years.The idea is based on the foundation’s existing “I Promise” programs that encourage struggling students to stay in school.Supporters cheered after the Akron School Board approved the school’s plan Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNew York-based production company Warrior Poets says it will soon begin filming a documentary series centered on the school in partnership with LeBron James’ production company SpringHill Entertainment. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates a first half three point basket with Jae Crowder #99 while playing the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on November 20, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Cleveland won the game 116-88. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPAKRON, Ohio — The school board in LeBron James’ Ohio hometown has approved the plan for a public school being created in partnership with the NBA star’s foundation.The LeBron James Family Foundation says the “I Promise” School in Akron will be geared toward educating students who are at risk of falling behind. It will have longer days and begin classes in the summer — weeks before other district schools — to encourage information retention.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea02:14Carpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Clippers’ Griffin to miss ‘up to eight weeks’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Jorg Wolff Foundation Identifies with 3 Orphanages

No Comments on Jorg Wolff Foundation Identifies with 3 Orphanages

first_imgDonation of Food & Non-food Items at Dolo’s Town Orphanage Home (2)The Jorg Wolff Foundation, a German Christian based group through the New Apostolic Church in Liberia, recently presented food and other supplies valued at about L$500,000 to three orphanages in Margibi County.The beneficiaries are the Kakata, Owensgrove and Dolo Town orphanages.Apostle Alexander Wreh, head of the New Apostolic Church in Liberia, said the supplies were a personal donation of the Jorg Wolff Foundation to the orphans.Apostle Wreh used the occasion to call on philanthropists, Christians and other religious groups to assist in caring for the vulnerable in the society, which he said was one of the major focuses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.He said if that were to be followed, then it would help to supplement government’s efforts by fulfilling some of the social requirements of the needy in the country.The items included bags of rice, gallons of cooking oil, bags of sugar, toiletries and copybooks.Wreh expressed the hope that the presentation would inspire other organizations and individuals to identify with the orphans.Mother Martha Kessely, who received the items on behalf of one of the orphanages, thanked the church and the donor for the gesture, which she described as “a gift worth remembering for the needy in the society.”She said most of the children in the homes lost their parents as a result of the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease, by which Dolo Town was hard hit.Kessely said the orphans  are being catered to by donations and personal contributions from kindhearted people.The major problem facing the homes is food, she emphasized, adding that  hundreds of United States dollars are spent every week to purchase food.Mother Kessely appealed to organizations and individuals to provide scholarships and text books to enhance the education of the children.The foundation is named in honor of its founder, Jorg Wolff,  a successful businessman, a volunteer worker and humanitarian. Wolff has been volunteering his services in numerous programs and extending financial support to aid projects particularly in West Africa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Retrenched sugar workers urged to draw inspiration from Enmore Martyrs

No Comments on Retrenched sugar workers urged to draw inspiration from Enmore Martyrs

first_img– as PPP hosts wreath-laying ceremonyThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday held a wreath-laying ceremony in commemoration of the 70th death anniversary of the Enmore Martyrs, where calls were made for the thousands of retrenched sugar workers to draw inspiration from these five men who made the ultimate sacrifice, which allowed generations after to enjoy better working conditions.PPP Executive Member Irfaan Ali laying a wreath at the Enmore Martyrs’ gravesite ahead of their 70th death anniversaryOn June 16, 1948 Lallabaggie and Dookie from Enmore; and Rambarran, Harry and Pooran were shot and killed by Police at the Enmore Estate, East Coast Demerara, while protesting for improved working conditions on the plantations.As those gathered at the Enmore Martyrs gravesite at the Le Repentir Cemetery in Georgetown reflected on the sacrifices of these men, they were reminded of the current state of the sugar industry, whereby some 7000 plus sugar workers have been placed on the breadline.Addressing the gathering, PPP Executive Member Irfaan Ali reminded that it was at this same gravesite that the party’s founding leader, Dr Cheddi Jagan, made a silent pledge to protect the rights of workers and push for a democratic society – a fight to which the party is still committed.Ali called on Government to fulfil the promises made to sugar workers by the Coalition parties on the 2015 campaign trail, and said Guyanese will fail those five men who made the ultimate sacrifice if citizens do make a similar pledge, as Dr Jagan did, to fight for their rights and stand up to injustices.Relatives of the five Enmore Martyrs remembering their loved ones at a wreath-laying ceremony on Thursday“It is under the People’s Progressive Party that democracy, freedom, workers’ rights, recognition of people were protected and guaranteed; this is not the case today… This is our opportunity to make our mark; young men and women, this is your opportunity to create your own imprint like these five martyrs…and we are not asking for any undemocratic imprint, we are asking for us to pledge and dedicate ourselves to safeguard and protection of freedom in our democracy,” Ali implored.Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds said this year’s memorial for the five Enmore Martyrs is more significant than ever, given the current state of the local sugar industry.Hinds noted that while thousands of retrenched sugar workers are now facing great difficulties, they must not give up, but instead draw inspiration from those five martyrs to move forward.“Whilst it’s very difficult at times to see a way forward, let us not give up hope. Let us use the example of where we were in 1948 when these five comrades give up their lives, and let us see that we were able to struggle and work for better things,” the former Prime Minister posited.Assistant General Secretary of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU), Aslim Singh, also called on Government to recognise the importance of the sugar industry in the country’s economy, while also urging ex-sugar workers not to give up on the fight for their rights.“As we reflect on the martyrs’ heroism, we cannot help but be saddened by what is taking place in the sugar industry… The sugar industry and its workforce have a pivotal place in this country… We urge the authorities not to disregard them. We urge them (the authorities) not to continue letting down the people. As we face new challenges today, new workers’ struggles are taking place; [and] it is fitting therefore, in such circumstances, to reflect on, and draw inspiration from, the 1948 Enmore workers’ struggle,” Singh asserted.Solidarity remarks were also made by representatives of the Guyana Rice Producers Association (GRPA), the Women’s Progressive Organisation (WPO), and the Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO).last_img read more

Huskies hang on to edge JDA Kings

No Comments on Huskies hang on to edge JDA Kings

first_imgThe Huskies will be back on the ice this afternoon as they’ll host the North Peace Navigators at 2 p.m. When the Fort St. John Huskies went up in last night’s game 5-2 over the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings it appeared as though they would cruise to victory with around five minutes left in regulation. It didn’t exactly work out that way as the Kings battled back to tie the game, only to have Cayle Bell score the game winner with just over a minute left to play.After the game head coach Gary Alexander said all phases played a part in the victory, but work will need to be done to make sure the team closes out games more efficiently.“I thought we had team effort for the first part of it. Forwards contributed, defence contributed and goaltending. It was a lot better performance than we had the other night. Grande Prairie came back hard. We lost focus a little bit in the third period and wondered around and took some silly penalties. Overall we’re pretty happy with what we saw tonight. We’ve just got to refine it a little bit to keep these comebacks from coming back at us,” he said.- Advertisement -Despite giving up the three goal lead, the result was a boost to the team’s morale given that they battled back to take the lead again and didn’t fold.“It gives us the confidence that we can do that. We’ve been on the bad end of the stick of that the past couple of years when we have been close like this. A lot of character there to keep going and come back,” Alexander said.Scoring for the Huskies were Keenan Larson, Cayle Bell (2), Ryan McDonald, and Anthony Ruggiero (2).Advertisementlast_img read more

DDTV: American parody features ‘angry little leprechaun’ Conor McGregor

No Comments on DDTV: American parody features ‘angry little leprechaun’ Conor McGregor

first_imgSaturday Night Live (SNL), an American comedy show, last night featured a Conor McGregor caricature who the host, Charles Barkley, labeled an ‘angry little leprechaun’.As part of SNL, a skit called ‘Where Did Your Money Go?’ parodies the popular American gameshow ‘Jeopardy’.This is the first time McGregor has been imitated by SNL, who are known for prodding fun at figures in popular culture. His outfit was reminiscent of the extravagance shown by the real McGregor during a UFC pre-fight press conference last month in New York.At one point, Barkley discusses how McGregor should get a Roth IRA (a type of tax-free retirement account in the U.S.); McGregor replies ‘I’ve been in the IRA since Protestants moved into my neighbourhood.’Alex Moffatt, the actor playing McGregor, clearly missed out on accent training!  That McGregor accent on SNL is absolutely diabolical— Sean D Ryan (@SeanRyan27) December 11, 2016This SNL Conor McGregor impression is killing me.— Sie Rose. (@SieARose) December 11, 2016DDTV: American parody features ‘angry little leprechaun’ Conor McGregor was last modified: December 11th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Accentconor mc gregorFunnysaturday night livesnllast_img read more

European giants rule out Paul Pogba move amid Old Trafford exit rumours

No Comments on European giants rule out Paul Pogba move amid Old Trafford exit rumours

first_imgHe spent four years in Italy where he developed into one of the best players in the world, before returning to the Red Devils for a then-world record £89million.However, Pogba is now being linked with leaving United once again, amid suggestions his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho is falling apart.Mourinho, the Portuguese, has denied there is a rift between the pair, even though he stripped Pogba of the vice-captaincy and made it clear the France star will never skipper United again. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND REVEALED Latest transfer news TOP WORK 2 RANKED LIVING THE DREAM targets Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 three-way race Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Juventus have ruled out making a move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, amid rumours he could leave Old Trafford.Pogba, the France international, has once before made the move from Manchester to Turin, leaving United to join Juve in 2012. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST Pogba reportedly wants to leave Man United following an alleged fall-out with Jose Mourinho However, the club’s sporting director Fabio Paratici has ruled out a move for Pogba, admitting re-signing their former star is not on the cards.“We love him very much,” Paratici said, as quoted by Sky Sports. “We want him to do well since we are close to him but he isn’t a Juve player anymore.“We’re connected to him, but we’ve never thought about it and we’re not going to think about it.” The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on A training ground spat between Pogba and Mourinho was well publicised after being caught on television cameras, while the midfielder has publicly flirted with Barcelona as the La Liga giants express interest in securing his services.Juventus are also said to have been keeping tabs on Pogba, as they are reportedly keen on bringing the 25-year-old back to Serie A. Pogba enjoyed a trophy-laden stay in Italy Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? last_img read more

Ex-inmate acts as mentor

No Comments on Ex-inmate acts as mentor

first_imgNASHVILLE, Tenn. – James Settles helped start a faith-based halfway house called Aphesis – meaning “to let go” in Greek – to keep former inmates from returning to prison. The inspiration came from his own life: After eight years in prison for selling drugs, he spent two years in a halfway house that provided spiritual instruction. “Once people get out, they need somewhere to go or a mentor to help keep them on the right track,” said the 42-year-old Settles, who has been running the house in Nashville for two years. “Even more, there’s got to be a spiritual side.” Aphesis is among a growing number of programs nationwide – both inside and outside prisons – that are using religion to try and curtail the nation’s high recidivism rate. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Of the nearly 300,000 prisoners released in 15 states in 1994, 67.5 percent were re-arrested within three years and 51.8 percent went back to prison, according to a study released in 2002 by the Department of Justice. But a 2003 study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania showed that, of the inmates who participated in a faith-based pre-release program, only 8 percent returned to prison within two years, compared to 20.3 percent who weren’t in the program. Such statistics are being used to justify congressional legislation that would provide grants to social service programs – including religious programs – to tackle the problem of recidivism. U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis, an Illinois Democrat, is a sponsor of the Second Chance Act, which he says would provide former inmates with “a stable environment and someone to help them” once they’re released. “If they don’t get that, they’ll probably be back,” Davis said. There are many secular transitional programs for inmates and ex-offenders, but supporters say faith-based programs are more effective. “They do what many professional counselors have a hard time doing,” Davis said. “Something special happens when you get people to shouting and praying.” The exact number of faith-based transitional or in-house prison programs is unknown. But President Bush has spurred the growth of such programs by giving more federal money to religious social service organizations, including those that fight recidivism. Aphesis in Nashville does not receive federal money now, but Settles hopes he will be able to apply for federal grants soon. Besides giving former inmates a place to stay, Aphesis helps them with basic life skills, such as how to prepare a resume and dress appropriately for a job interview. The spiritual instruction is a nondenominational mix that tries to impress upon former inmates the idea that they’re answerable to a higher power. Settles said he chose the name for his program because it’s not just a letting go of the old, prison life, but also a “forgiveness” for what happened in their pasts. Hedy Weinberg, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, said she supports programs that help inmates fit back into society. “But that premise breaks down when state government only provides faith-based programming for their inmates,” Weinberg said. “There needs to be more than just faith-based programs.” Others say such programs give preferential treatment to inmates who participate. Robert Boston, spokesman for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said he’s heard of cases where inmates won perks by joining such programs. “The state cannot apply different treatment like that purely on the basis of religion,” Boston said. Most states, like Tennessee, have a long history of at least allowing religious groups to come in and talk to inmates. “The program I developed is called ‘Learning to Live,”‘ said Jim Boyd, a real estate entrepreneur who teaches two classes a week at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison in Nashville. “I work with Muslims, Christians, all forms of religion. My whole idea is to get guys to change their way of thinking about life.” Jim Cosby, assistant commissioner of rehabilitative services in Tennessee, said a re-entry program is being developed that enlists the faith-based community to mentor inmates once they’re released. Florida and Indiana run residential-style religious programs. These programs create segregated housing units for prisoners who volunteer to live in a religious setting. They keep journals, attend small-group discussions and hold personal reflection times, in addition to regular worship services. Former California state lawmaker Pat Nolan said he didn’t realize just how beneficial such programs can be until he was incarcerated. The one-time Republican leader pleaded guilty to racketeering and served 25 months in a federal prison and four months in a halfway house. While locked up, Nolan said he realized that policies “I supported as a legislator destroyed a lot of lives and didn’t make us any safer.” “I went back to the people in government and said, ‘I know you think you’re doing what’s right, but it’s not making our communities safer,”‘ said Nolan, who’s now president of the Justice Fellowship, the public policy arm of Prison Fellowship Ministries. Richard Simon, who attended Boyd’s classes at Riverbend and went to Aphesis upon release about a year ago, would like to think he’s the exception. “You think you can make it on your own after being locked up so long,” said Simon, who spent 25 years in prison on a murder charge before being paroled. “But with the high recidivism rate, I knew I needed help to be successful. And I got it.” 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

Senator says he is “truly shocked” at decision not to fund hospital’s short stay ward

No Comments on Senator says he is “truly shocked” at decision not to fund hospital’s short stay ward

first_imgThe Government’s refusal to provide funding to reopen Letterkenny University Hospital’s Short Stay Ward is truly shocking, says Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn.He was speaking after again raising the need for the Government to provide the funding to reopen Letterkenny University Hospital’s 19-bed Short Stay Ward.Senator Mac Lochlainn said that he was “truly shocked” to receive confirmation in the Seanad today that the Government have refused to provide the funding that management at Letterkenny University Hospital had applied for last year to enable them to reopen the Short Stay Ward. He said “Last year, the numbers of our people on trolleys at Letterkenny University Hospital almost reached 5,000. That’s double the numbers from the previous year, 2016 and the highest numbers since INMO records began.“It is important to state that behind these shocking numbers are real human beings, mostly elderly citizens in real distress. There is not a day goes by that I don’t hear the stories from people across Donegal whose loved ones have been through this appalling experience of long delays and inappropriate beds.“In recent days, I have learned about a 92-year-old man who was gravely ill with pneumonia waiting 23 hours for admission to an appropriate bed in the appropriate ward. This is just shameful.”He added that it is also important to understand that our nurses, doctors and support staff at the hospital have to work, day in, day out in these appallingly stressful conditions too. Doctors, nurses, support staff and patients are all being utterly failed by this Government. “As this Government clearly don’t get the seriousness of the crisis that they have created after years of closing hospital beds, moratoriums on recruitment and cutbacks, I am now calling on Fianna Fáil to send a clear message to Fine Gael that the future of their confidence and supply agreement is conditional on releasing the funding to Letterkenny University Hospital in this case and in tackling this profound crisis across our health services”.Senator says he is “truly shocked” at decision not to fund hospital’s short stay ward was last modified: January 18th, 2018 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:donegalLetterkenny University HospitalSenator Padraig MacLochlainnshort stay wardlast_img read more