Blues to play at Brookvale Oval

first_imgSanzaar has announced the May 5 match would switch from the regular Allianz Stadium in Sydney to Brookvale Oval, home of the NRL’s Manly Sea Eagles.The Waratahs requested the change due to the possibility Allianz Stadium will host the A-League grand final that day.The kick-off time has also changed.Scheduled for a mid-afternoon kickoff, it has moved to 7.45pm.The changes was carried out in consultation with the Blues.SANZAAR CEO Andy Marinos said, “Sydney’s busy sporting calendar has unfortunately necessitated this move but the Waratahs have made a sensible decision in taking the match into one of its rugby strongholds in the Northern Beaches. The change of kick-off time is sympathetic to the requirements of grass roots rugby and should also ensure a healthy turn out at the Waratahs versus Blues match later in the day.”last_img read more

Muslims Fear ‘Alienation’

first_imgThe National Muslim Congress of Liberia has rejected the proposition to make Liberia a ‘Christian Nation’ for fear that it will bring division and go against the peaceful coexistence between the two religious communities.The chairman and secretary general of the National Muslim Congress, Sheik Abubakar Kamara and Sheik Omaru Kamara, in separate presentations said the longstanding relationship between the traditional people and Christians “will be threatened.”They made the statement recently during a one-day public hearing held in the House first floor conference hall at the Capitol Building.The hearing was on the 25 Propositions submitted by the Constitution Review Committee (CRC), which is under scrutiny by the Joint Committee on Good Governance & Government Reform, Election & Inauguration and Judiciary, to set the agenda for a referendum for the amendment of the 1986 Liberian Constitution.Sheik Kamara added that making Liberia a Christian state “also has the potential to divide the people of Liberia, including the traditional people, who have been living together in peace and harmony since 1847.”Former Grand Cape Mount Senator James Momo, Mohamed M. Kamara and Mohamed M. J. Manssalay of the Muslim community said the Christianization of the country would make Muslims “secondary citizens” in every sector of the government, including employment.President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is on record for having rejected the Christianization of Liberia, saying it will bring about division. “I do not concur with this view,” the President stated in her letter attached to the CRC report which she sent to the National Legislature for its review and action. “Liberia was established on a foundation of Christianity nevertheless the founders of the republic did not then put into the Constitution a declaration of Christianity as the religion of the nation.” She contended that the Constitution of Liberia has always allowed freedom of religion and freedom of worship so as to avoid seeking to prescribe one religion as an official state religion, and stressed that “to make the country a Christian state now will only create division among the people of the country who have been living together for a very long time,” despite their religious differences.She further noted that Article 14 of the Constitution clearly separates state from religion and says further that the state shall establish no official religion.Meanwhile, Rev. Arnold Hill, the head of a seven-man delegation, told the lawmakers that Liberia needs an identity like other countries.He indicated that they are advocating for the country to be a “Christian Nation,” not a “Christian State,” and explained the difference between a ‘Christian Nation’ and a ‘Christian State.’Rev. Hill said in a ‘Christian State’ both structural and economical organizations, including political and economic positions are occupied only by Christians while in a ‘Christian Nation’ that is being advocated for Liberia, appointment to positions will be based on merit and will be occupied by both Christians and non-Christians. He refuted the claim that non-Christians will be second class citizens if Liberia were to be declared as a Christian Nation.The Chairman of the House Joint Committee, Nimba County District # 8 Representative Larry P. Younquoi, thanked the religious groups for their presentations and said it would help the Committee make an informed report to Plenary for subsequent approval, and then to the Senate for concurrence.The CRC is headed by former Chief Justice Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott, and was set up by the President to review the Constitution of Liberia. In March 2015, the committee, at a conference held in Gbanga, Bong County, approved 25 recommendations to set an agenda for amending the Constitution. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Calzada a bundle of energy

first_imgLike diving after balls no matter who else wants them or how hard the floor is. After Saturday’s victory, she talked of having a high tolerance for pain and the collisions that cause it. She explained she only knows one way to play. “I see my role as to pump my teammates up,” she said. “My energy is the only thing that gets me in there. “I’m not a great shooter, I never check my points. I’m not out there to finish the play, to make the shot. I just go out there with a tough attitude.” Calzada began the season as a starter. Midway through the schedule, she suffered a fractured nose in a collision with an opponent going for a loose ball. By the time she was healthy again, Kristen Schaefer was solidly entrenched in her spot in the lineup and gave the Heralds a front line that averages 6-0. Calzada’s response to being relegated to the bench typically was team-oriented. “Kristen has been playing so well,” she said. “It really wasn’t a big deal.” That never was more evident than Saturday morning. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONG BEACH – Watching Annelise Calzada come onto the basketball court whirring and wheeling and dealing like a Tazmanian devil, it is difficult to envision her sitting quietly on the bench. Or maybe it’s just the calm before the storm. As Whittier Christian High School struggled to get its offense untracked in the first half of Saturday’s CIF-Southern Section Division V-AA girls basketball championship game, it was Calzada’s energized performance that helped ignite the Heralds in the second half en route to beating Village Christian, 40-28, and winning the team’s first CIF title. She made all five of her shot attempts, most of them from close in, and eight of her 10 points came in the second half. center_img But her real contributions don’t necessarily show up on the statistics sheet. It was her attitude that lit the fires that produced triumph. Like jumping in front of Jessie Allen and causing her to switching from shooting to passing off – in mid-air. Like coming out of nowhere when the only two players going for a loose ball or rebound were Crusaders, and crashing into the party to steal possession or at least get a piece of it to cause a jump ball. Like leading the transition game or making a slick pass and getting the ball back for an easy layup. Like doing her share on defense, whether it was harassing the player she was guarding or quickly picking up someone who’s loose with the ball. last_img read more

CHP offers parents a safety check

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Officer Tom Mann is a graduate of the CHP’s car seat safety school and conducts safety classes by appointment every Thursday. He said getting information out and encouraging drivers to share their knowledge is the first step in preventing child injury or death on the highway. “I don’t have any statistics, but I can tell you we have personal knowledge that children do remarkably well in a collision when they are in a safety seat wearing a five-point racing harness,” he said. “They often do better than the adults wearing seat belts. “We see children ejected from seats and run over. It’s so simple to learn how to install the seats and use them the proper way every time.” Hahn said it’s never too early to learn about child safety. “We get calls from people three months before their babies are born,” she said. “They want as much information as they can get.” NEWHALL – Britney Spears might want to stop by the Newhall office of the California Highway Patrol on Sunday for a free car seat safety check. From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., officers specially trained in the correct installation and use of infant and child seats will inspect vehicles and provide safety information to parents and guardians with young passengers. Spears, who was photographed recently driving in Malibu with her infant son in her lap, might have been in violation of California Vehicle Code section 27360, which requires that all children under 6 years of age or 60 pounds ride in a federally approved child safety seat installed in the rear seat of the vehicle. The first offense results in a fine of $100, a second offense increases the fine to $250. “Bring the car seat, the child and the car in which the seat will be installed,” Officer Wendy Hahn said. “The most important thing is that people learn the correct way to use the seats.” No appointment is needed for the Sunday safety check. To make an appointment for an individual Thursday session, call (661) 294-5540. The CHP’s Newhall office is at 28648 The Old Road, Valencia. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 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

City Council to vote on pay hike

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS – City Council members will vote tonight on whether to raise their pay from $838 to $924 per month. Officials put the raise on the council’s agenda at the Nov. 9 meeting, a day after City Council elections. If approved at tonight’s meeting, the raises will go into effect before the three re-elected council incumbents are sworn in Dec. 20. “What happened two years ago is we were in the middle of budget problems and the council wanted to establish in the minds of employees that they were willing to defer a pay increase until things improved,” said City Manager Fred Latham. Councilwoman Betty Putnam, who seconded the motion for the council pay hike at the Nov. 9 meeting, said the increase still doesn’t adequately compensate members for all the time they invest. “I seconded it last time to get it going, but I need to think about it a little more,” Putnam said Wednesday. “It’s interesting to note that we are on the City Council because we want to do it, but it doesn’t pay. We spend more than we make.” Although city councils typically wait until after an election to seek pay hikes, the Santa Fe Springs council’s raises are within law because they go into effect before the incumbents are sworn in to new terms in office, City Attorney Steve Skolnik said. “The way the law works is that pay increases can go in after an election when new terms begin,” he said. “This is a pay increase of 5 percent, provided by government code. It’s very common. The council would have done this two years ago, but they decided to put it aside.” Cal State Fullerton political science professor Barbara Stone said that introducing a pay raise ordinance before an election makes it a more selfless act. “(The law) makes the assumption that as long as an election intervenes, you’re not doing it for yourself because there’s no guarantee you will be there,” said Stone. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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

Sand Cranes out to overturn deficit in AFCON Beach Soccer qualifiers

first_img Tags: AFCON Beach Soccer QualifiersSalim Muwongetop The Sand Cranes lost 3-1 in Entebbe two weeks ago (file photo)2018 Africa Beach Soccer QualifiersIvory Coast vs UgandaParc des Sports de Treichville, AbidjanFriday, 21-09-2018 ABIDJAN – The Uganda National Beach Soccer team, Sand Cranes will be out to overturn a first leg deficit when they take on Ivory Coast in Abidjan on Friday afternoon.The Sand Cranes lost 3-1 at Speneh Beach-Entebbe in the first leg of the 2018 AFCON Beach Soccer qualifiers and will be hoping for better luck this time round.They will however have to do without the services of skipper, Somoka Roch who sustained a serious injury on Tuesday, a day before the team traveled to Ivory Coast.Salim Muwonge, the Sand head coach is confident they will win the tie despite the playing conditions being different from that in Uganda.“Thank God all the players are ok going into the game, said Muwonge after Thursday’s training session.“The sand here is lighter than that in Uganda but after training on it a couple of times, am confident we will get the job done.Uganda is seeking to be part of the eight teams that will feature in the finals’ tournament in Egypt later this year.Host Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Senegal, Nigeria and Tanzania are the six teams that have already sealed their participation at the continental showpiece.The other teams that are still fighting for a slot include Madagascar and Mozambique who play their return leg of the qualifiers on Saturday.Madagascar defeated Mozambique 5-4 in the first leg played in Maputo on the 9th of this month.The Sand Cranes squad in Ivory Coast:Meddie Kibirige, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Davis Kasujja, Nasser Lwamunda, Ben Ocen, Sulaiman Ochero, Wasswa Emmanuel Alex, Allan Katwe, Douglas Muganga, Paul LuleComments last_img read more

Cardiology Rehab Service understaffed and underfunded in LUH – Pat the Cope

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher Leas Cheann Comhairle has called on the HSE and the Department of Health to immediately fund the repair and restoration of the Telemetry Monitor service at Letterkenny University Hospital. The Cardiology Rehab service at St. Conal’s has suspended services due to the lack of Telemetry Monitoring service as a result equipment breakagesPat the Cope said the HSE have thus far failed to provide a budget to repair the services which are no longer available in the Hospital. He stressed how essential the Cardiology Rehab Unit is for the patients of Donegal, and highlighted the vacant position for a second Cardiology nurse was unacceptable after four years.Pat the Cope said: “In light of the fact that this was an excellent service , with the unit providing service of highest possible standards to all its patients – it is critical that the HSE and the Department of Health immediately source funding to restore the services and the necessary equipment and provide adequate staff for the unit. “The current situation whereby a position for a second Cardio nurse is vacant for the past 4 years or more is just not acceptable. “It is equally as unacceptable that due to equipment issues that the service is no longer available – in instances such as the provision of these critical services required for Cardio related issues no interruption in services should occur either due to equipment or staff shortages. “The HSE as a policy should have contingencies in place to cater for every eventuality so that services to the patients in need are always provided for and catered for at all times.” Pat the Cope stated: “I am calling on the HSE, Department of Health and the Minister for Health to immediately address the issue of the lack of telemetry monitoring and the Cardiology Rehab service at Letterkenny University Hospital – and to guarantee the immediate restoration of full service capacity without further delay. “In addition to that a second Cardio nurse must be employed to fill the vacancy left for the past 4 years. This is an essential service for those in Donegal who need to avail of the Cardiology Rehab Unit – and the current disruption to the availability of the service should never been allowed to happen. The Deputy called on the HSE and the Minister for Health to put in place a critical baseline service level so essential service cannot be interrupted due to equipment outages or staff shortages.“We cannot have a situation where services which are critical to patients wellbeing and survival are dependent on equipment being in a working condition on a day to day basis nor for that matter on staff availability or staff shortages,” Pat the Cope said. Cardiology Rehab Service understaffed and underfunded in LUH – Pat the Cope was last modified: June 28th, 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:cardiologyHSELetterkenny University HospitalPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

Brave Michael begins treatment and thanks everyone for their support

first_imgMichael McGrath has had his first Immunotherapy treatment after traveling to Vienna in Austria.The 40-year-old schoolteacher from Letterkenny has captured the hearts of the people of Donegal and further afield as he battles cancer.Michael, who is suffering from stage 4 bowel cancer, appealed to the public to get behind his campaign to raise up to €150,000 to have the treatment. And the Donegal public and people around the world have responded magnificently by donating more than €112,000 in just over a week.Wasting no time, Michael flew to Austria with sisters Mary and Bernadette on Saturday.Michael’s sisters and wife Susan left a message on the Go Fund Me page earlier today.It read “On behalf of Michael he wants us to give you all an update on how things are going in Vienna so far. “We left Dublin on Saturday morning and had a smooth journey with no hiccups.Today 11/12 Michael meet with his consultant and his team. This meeting went very well and everyone involved felt very positive about the road ahead.“Wasting no time, Michael started his first therapy this afternoon.“He once again wants us to thank you all from the bottom of his heart for making this possible and for all the support and love shown towards him.Keep posted for more updates and please keep praying. Thank you so muchSusan, Mary and Bernadette x”To donate to Michael’s cause please log onto Michael begins treatment and thanks everyone for their support was last modified: December 12th, 2017 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:Austriacancerdonegalmichael mcgrathtreatmentlast_img read more

Things to know: Sharks captain embarrassed by talk of his toughness

first_imgSAN JOSE — Joe Pavelski is probably the best shot-tipper in the NHL. He’s pretty good at deflecting questions about his toughness, as well.After the Sharks captain received his third question Friday regarding his physical health in the aftermath of a taking a puck to the chin in Game 1, he blushed and downplayed the severity of the damage to his teeth.“Geez, you guys talk a lot,” Pavelski said after he was asked to confirm the injury report that head coach Pete DeBoer relayed to NHL Network …last_img read more

MAT – the Travel Bug® that Teaches

first_imgMAT enjoying the view in New ZealandTrackable Week highlights a new story Monday through Sunday this week about creative ways to experience Trackables. Trackables allow people to tag and track an item from location to location. Trackables typically come in three varieties, Geocoins, Travel Bugs® or Promotional Trackables like the “Find the Gecko,” Geico campaign. (Watch a video on Travel Bugs)See the bottom of this article for a place a share your Trackable stories, links to other Trackable stories and a limited time special offer for 10% or more on individual orders of Travel Bugs through Shop Geocaching and our International Retailers. Die Trackable–Woche präsentiert eine neue Geschichte jeweils von Montag bis Sonntag in dieser Woche um mehr über Trackables zu erfahren. Trackables erlauben Leuten, einen Gegenstand zu markieren und diesen von Ort zu Ort zu verfolgen. Trackables kommen typischerweise in drei Varianten daher, Geocoins, Travel Bugs® oder Werbe–Trackables wie beispielsweise “Find the Gecko“, einer Kampagne von Geico. (Schau Dir ein Video über Travel Bugs an)Am Ende dieses Artikels findest Du Platz um Deine eigenen Trackable–Geschichten zu teilen, Links zu anderen Trackable–Storys zu setzen und Du findest ein Sonderangebot für einen begrenzten Zeitraum. Spare 10% oder mehr auf deine Bestellung von Travel Bugs im Shop von und bei unseren internationalen Einzelhändlern.MAT the Travel Bug® that TeachesMAT – Where do you want to go today?Travel Bugs are released into the world every day. Many of them have a common goal, but they all have a different story to tell.So, who and where in the world is MAT the Travel Bug®?MAT was the creation of a father whose two girls, ages six and nine, love to travel. The Travel Bug, accompanied by a Playmobil soldier was set free in November of 2011 in Île-de-France to discover the world, cache by cache, and gather as many pictures and memories as possible for the two young French girls.MAT at the Sydney Opera HousePierre, a.k.a. DeloDelo, MAT’s owner, says, “MAT is young and brave. I wanted to create a medium to initiate some geographic dialog with his travels. He [MAT] promised my girls that he’d go around the globe and discover people and places. He gave his word.”That is exactly what MAT has done since he was released into the world a year ago. He has traveled almost 19,000 miles (30,000 km) and seen some incredible places. MAT’s image gallery is not only a collection of the places he visited, but a collection of adventures.Pierre explains, “Fortunately, MAT was discovered by MAS0N as he and his wife were traveling around Europe. He [MAS0N] is a fantastic guy and extremely gentle. He took MAT with him around his trip and then back to Australia, even sending some special messages to the girls. The morning we discovered MAT and MAS0N doing that 134-meter base jump was just astonishing!”With MAS0N’s help, MAT has visited the UK, Italy, New Zealand, and Australia, and that’s just the beginning. Currently MAT is in the hands of Koowee, a truck driver, visiting various caches across Australia and collecting pictures for the girls.MAT’s Abenteur im videoTo learn more about Travel Bugs or to live vicariously through each Travel Bug’s adventures, visit the Latest Travel Bug Reports page.Travel Bugs werden jeden Tag in die weite Welt entsand. Viele von Ihnen haben ein gemeinsames Ziel, aber alle haben eine unterschiedliche Geschichte zu erzählen.Also wer und vor allem wo in der Welt ist MAT der Travel Bug®?MAT wurde von einem Vater erschaffen, dessen zwei Mädchen, im Alter von sechs und neun, es lieben zu reisen. Der Travel Bug, begleitet von einem kleinen Playmobil Soldaten, wurde im November 2011 in Île-de-France ausgesetzt um die Welt von Cache zu Cache zu entdecken und so viele Bilder und Erinnerungen wie möglich für die beiden jungen französischen Mädchen zu sammeln.MAT and MASoN going bungee jumping Pierre, a.k.a. DeloDelo, der Besitzer von MAT sagt: “MAT ist jung und mutig. Ich wollte ein Medium schaffen, um einen geografischen Dialog mit seinen Reisen anzustossen. Er [MAT] versprach mein Mädchen, die Welt zu bereisen und für Sie neue Orte und Leute zu entdecken. Er gab sein Wort.”Das ist genau das, was MAT getan hat, seit er vor einem Jahr in die Welt gesandt wurde.   Er ist schon fast 19.000 Meilen (30.000 km) gereist und hat einige unglaubliche Orte gesehen. MATs Bildergallerie ist nicht nur eine Sammlung der von ihm besuchten Orte, sondern auch eine Sammlung von Abenteuern.Pierre erklärt: “Glücklicherweise wurde MAT von MAS0N und seiner Frau entdeckt, während diese durch Europa reisten. Er [MAS0N] ist ein fantastischer Typ und besonders liebevoll. Er nahm MAT nicht nur mit auf seine Reise und dann weiter zurück nach Australien, sondern er sendete den Mädchen auch einige spezielle Nachrichten über die Aktivitäten von MAT. Eines Morgens haben wir entdeckt, daß MAT und MAS0N zusammen einen 134 Meter Base-Jump gemacht haben, einfach erstaunlich!Mit Hilfe von MAS0N hat MAT Großbritanien, Italien, Neuseeland und Australien besucht und das ist erst der Anfang. MAT ist zurzeit in den Händen von Koowee, einem LKW-Fahrer. Er besucht so verschiedene Caches quer durch Australien und sammelt Bilder für die Mädchen.Für weitere Informationen zu Travel Bugs oder um weitere Abenteuer anderer Travel Bugs zu erleben, besuche die neuste Travel Bug-Berichtsseite.ADDITIONAL TRACKABLE STORIES:Zusätzliche Trackable Geschichten:Share your Trackable stories for a chance to win the rare and covted Moun10bike coinShare your Trackable stories for a chance to win a rare and coveted Moun10bike Trackable.Teile jetzt Deine Trackable–Geschichten mit anderen und habe die Chance auf diesem seltenen und begehrten Moun10Bike Trackable.Shop Now to Find Trackable Week Discounts of 10% or MoreFinde jetzt Rabatte von 10% oder mehr während der Trackable-Woche(Für Trackables von teilnehmenden Anbietern)Learn and share Trackable EtiquettePrüfe und schaue Dir die Trackable Etikette anCheck out the Travel Bug that’s traveled far enough to circle the globe 8 times… and is still moving (and moving, and moving…)Schau Dir den Travel Bug an, der so weit gereist ist, um den Globus 8 Mal zu umrunden… und er ist immer noch unterwegs (und bewegt sich und bewegt sich…)Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedThe Teenage Travel Bug® MoverSeptember 19, 2012In “Community”The Travel Bug® That’s Traveled the Furthest* (*and is still traveling)September 17, 2012In “Community”Everything You Ever Needed to Know about Trackables – A PresentationSeptember 20, 2012In “Learn”last_img read more