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Muguruza, against Kasatkina on the side of Kenin and Barty

first_imgCarla Suárez, which might be launched in entrance of the Chinese language Shuai Zhang, additionally goes by way of the higher half of the image, though it’s in the reverse sector of Muguruza, so he would solely see her in the semifinals. Champion of the competitors in 2016 (he received Ostapenko in the closing), he has a tough street, as a result of his rival in the second match could be Petra Kvitova (eighth). They are going to be the solely two Spaniards of the event. If you happen to handle to maneuver on to the second spherical, Garbiñe (16th), who didn’t play in Doha final 12 months and was a finalist in 2018 (defeat against Kvitova), may cross the Australian Alja Tomljanovic, which he received in Melbourne simply over a month in the past. After falling in the quarterfinals of Dubai, Garbiñe Muguruza set sail for Doha, the place he’ll play beginning Monday at the Qatar Whole Open, Premier 5. The Spanish will debut earlier than a rival of the earlier section, the Russian hazard Daria Kasatkina (22 years and 71º of the world) on the side of the hardest body, wherein, if she advances, Sofia Kenin could possibly be discovered, her executioner in the Australian closing, in eighths, to Ashleigh Barty, world primary, in the semifinals, and Karolina Pliskova (third favourite) in the semifinals, earlier than a hypothetical closing against Romanian Simona Halep. That might be the most obvious projection if the rating of the tennis gamers is taken into consideration.last_img read more

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Council of Churches Rallies for God’s Intervention

first_imgJust days after the confirmation of the deadly Ebola Virus in the country, the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) is calling on all Liberians and residents in Liberia to observe what it has declared as national fast and prayer week beginning Sunday, April 6 through Friday, April 11, 2014.Friday, April 11, 2014 is National Fast and Prayer Day, a national holiday by declaration of the President of Liberia.Although the LCC’s announcement cannot be tied to the presence of the virus in the country as the day is observed every year, a Biblical quotation accompanying a release from the LCC Acting President, Kortu Brown, clearly indicates that the Ebola virus, which has created much panic among Liberians, might have a firm consideration in this year’s event.The Ebola virus, which has claimed over sixty lives in neighboring Guinea, was recently confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to have found its way into the country after several denials from local officials.The Biblical quotation and the theme for the event indicate that the LCC wants to prepare its armor and warfare equipment to ‘battle’ this scourge out of the country. The theme for the fast and prayer week is “Heal our land, Lord,” a focus on prayer against hunger, poverty, pestilence, insecurity and lack of love amongst Liberians.The quotation, which is taken from the book of II Chronicles 7:13-14, reads: “13, When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, 14, if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn away from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sins and heal their land.”With the above mindset, the LCC in collaboration with the Liberian Fellowship of Full Gospel Ministers, Association of Evangelicals of Liberia, and Christian Community of Liberia, Pentecostal Fellowship Union of Liberia and Prophetic Calls to Ministry are calling for fervent observance of the fast and prayer week.According to the calendar of events of the LCC, all Liberians are asked to fast and pray in their respective homes and places of worship on Friday, April 11. The National Fast and Prayer will climax at the Providence Baptist Church in Central Monrovia beginning at 10:00am for a special prayer and intercessory service.This climax of the event is set to involve all churches, intercessors Evangelists, Pastors, and other national stakeholders. According to the LCC release, a special meditation will be delivered by the Catholic Archbishop, Lewis J. Zeigler.“All churches within the rural areas are kindly requested to climax the execution of the national fast and prayer in their respective areas. All local branches of the LCC with other collaborating partners are encouraged to lead such efforts in the respective areas or localities,” the LCC said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Liberia, Stop Devouring Your Intelligent Sons and Daughters

first_imgPaul, the Apostle, reminds us in Romans 3:23: “… all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” So no human can boast of righteousness. Paul further reminds us that we are all in need of justification—by faith.So who is fit to condemn a fellow citizen to death or exile, as has been done to so many of our compatriots? As we pen this editorial, Heaven help us NEVER to wish any retribution whatsoever upon whoever is tempted, for any reason, to devour his or her fellow compatriot. Retribution is not our lot. We leave it to God. We have been destroying our own people for a long time. We recall what they did to E.J. Roye in 1871. He was assassinated because of political differences. What happened to our eminent historian and scholar, Edward W. Blyden? Yes, they say he had some personal problems, especially “woman palava,” but which one of the men who drove him into exile in Sierra Leone was perfect? Worse yet, the early fathers rejected Blyden’s 1880s advice that we blend Liberia’s indigenous culture with the settlers’ Western culture. That would surely have hastened the reconciliation we are still trying to fix after 169 years of independence. Perhaps the only thing that will seal Liberian reconciliation today is the elimination of poverty, but can we ever get a leader who can harness our immense, God-given resources to make that happen? Or shall we continue to be cursed with leaders who look only after themselves and their families?What drove Albert Porte into becoming a pamphleteer? The all-powerful True Whig Party (TWP), in an edict drafted by its chairman and presidential candidate, C.D.B. King, changed the party’s constitution in 1919 “to give the president control over partisans in the Legislature and to establish party control over government employment.” An executive committee was created and all TWP legislators were compelled “to vote for bills approved by the party caucus” or be punished “by the executive committee.” That was the beginning of TWP dictatorship that culminated (climaxed) during the Tubman and Tolbert administrations. But already during the King administration, tremendous pressure was placed on the press; and no newspaper could dare publish anything against that administration. During that period, at least one newspaper was forced into cessation. So when in 1929 Mr. Porte began, at the tender age of 23, writing his fiery articles critical of the King administration, he could find no newspaper to publish them. Hence he resorted to pamphlets, mimeographed, produced and sold by himself and his sister Lilian Best. Think about how many budding Liberian writers were extinguished by that administration’s anti-media tyranny. It was only Mr. Porte’s raw courage and tenacity that caused him to continue his work. In the end, as the Crozierville Observer editor, Porte and his equally fearless brother-in-law-to-be, George Stanfield Best, helped the Liberian people to understand the full import (importance) of the International Commission’s Report on slavery in Liberia, that led to the resignation in 1930 of President King and Vice President Allen Yancy. President William V.S. Tubman was more brutal in his repression of free expression and free press. Anyone who, true or false, was accused of criticizing him was immediately imprisoned. Albert Porte was his first victim, for opposing the 1946 Bomi Hills iron ore agreement. Next was C. FrederickTaylor, editor of the African Nationalist, who spent nearly 15 years in jail. Then came Samuel Richards, publisher of The Friend, whose printing press was broken up by thugs loyal to Tubman. His only crime: asking in 1953, “Why a Third Term?”Next came Tuan Wreh, assistant editor of The Independent, news organ of former President Edwin Barclay’s Independent True Whig Party of Liberia. Wreh was imprisoned in 1955 and treated so inhumanely that he almost went mad. Its editor-in-chief, American-born but naturalized Liberian Bertha Corbin, was deported back to America.Liberian Age editor Stanton Peabody was also jailed in June 1964. Just think again of how many would-be Liberian writers were “eaten” by that regime. Yet, that is absolutely no excuse for Liberians’ failure to write about their history and culture. Fear should never be an impediment to progress in any direction anywhere.During the Samuel Doe administration, the media suffered untold atrocities, including closures, imprisonments and even arson. And journalists routinely “disappeared” during the Charles Taylor regime.The media and journalists have fared far better during President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s administration—until the recent fatal disappearance of Michael Allison and Harry Greaves. The vast majority of people do not believe either committed suicide. Yet, both were whistleblowers against government officials and institutions involved in economic and financial corruption. The question remains: Who “ate” these two highly educated and intelligent Liberian professionals? How are we ever going to build a great and prosperous nation when we continue to “eat” our intelligent people whose only “crime” is their courageous intelligence and determination to speak the truth and expose the same misdeeds that have for decades robbed our country of the possibility of moving forward?True, Harry Greaves had his personal problems. But who among us is immune from those troubles? Are we still being haunted by the C.D.B. King, Tubman, Doe and Taylor legacies—or worse? In order to move our country forward, we must stop “eating” our intelligent and courageous sons and daughters; rather, encourage them to stand up for truth and justice—the sine qua non (something absolutely indispensable) of progress and development.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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FSJ Figure Skaters wow judges at Kelowna competition

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A dozen members of the Fort St. John Figure Skating Club were in Kelowna last weekend, competing at the Kelowna Super Series Final Competition.Kirstyn Beech competed in two events at the competition: Gold Women and Gold Interpretive, placing 9th and 6th in those events respectively. Emma Stevens skated to a 16th place finish in the Star 6 skate, and improved to 8th in the Silver Interpretive skate.Five of the club’s skaters were in competition in the Star 5 U13 category. Emma Shipalesky topped the list of Energetic City figure skaters, placing 6th. Sophie Stevens finished 10th, Emma Eggiman placed 19th, Ashlyn Goertzen was right behind Eggiman in 20th, and Jillian Stone finished 22nd. Stone, Shipalesky, Eggiman, and Goertzen also all finished with Gold Reports in the Intro Interpretive skate, while Stevens finished 1st in the Bronze Interpretive.- Advertisement -Haley Patterson unfortunately had to withdraw from the Star 4 13 & Over skate, but did earn a Silver Report for her Intro Interpretive. Samantha Jenkins placed 12th in the U13 Star 4 skate, and like Patterson also finished with a Silver Report in the Intro Interpretive. Addison Stone skated to a 2nd place finish in the Star 4 skate in the U10 age group, and added a Gold Report for her Intro Interpretive.Rounding out the twelve, Shaye and Madyn Peebles both earned Gold Reports for their technical skates, Shaye competing in Star 3 and Madyn in Star 2. The two also added Silver Reports from the Intro Interpretive.last_img read more

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Police arrest man after firearm complaint, seize fentanyl, cocaine

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — This morning, shortly before 2 a.m., the Fort St. John RCMP responded to a report from a third party that a handgun having was pointed at an unidentified person(s) in an apartment building in the 9300 block of 103 Avenue.With the assistance of the Police Dog Service, a man was arrested a short time later, and police seized a handgun, fentanyl and cocaine afterward. The man is facing various weapons charges, as well as charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.The man is in custody, and awaiting further investigation. The Fort St. John RCMP is attempting to identify victims of the offence, as they haven’t come forward to police yet.- Advertisement -No one was injured in this incident, and no further information is being released at this time.last_img read more

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QPR midfielder Ben Gladwin re-joins Swindon on loan

first_imgQueens Park Rangers midfielder Ben Gladwin has joined Swindon Town on loan – less than five months after he left the County Ground for good.The 23-year-old was signed by Rangers in May after he enjoyed a superb season for the west country club, which culminated in defeat in the League One play-off final.But he has made just three appearances for his new side with the last one coming on September 12, when he was an 86th minute substitute in QPR’s 2-1 defeat at home to Nottingham Forest.However he has now returned to Swindon on an emergency 28-day loan in the search of more regular first-team football. 1 Queens Park Rangers midfielder Ben Gladwin last_img read more

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FAILTE IRELAND OFFICIALLY OPEN NEW FARM ADVENTURE CENTRE IN DONEGAL

first_imgThe official opening of the Castle Adventure Open Farm, at Wardtown Castle, Ballyshannon took place on Friday last with Máire Áine Gardiner from Failte Ireland declaring the fabulous new facility officially open.The latest tourism attraction in South Donegal is situated 3 miles from Ballyshannon on the Rossnowlagh road, in the picturesque town land of Wardtown. The open farm was developed in the original farm yard of Wardtown Castle which was built in the 17th century and although in disrepair it is still an impressive building to this day.The Open Farm hosts lots of fun activities with plenty of activities to enjoy under cover in the barns, including Bunny cuddling, Lamb Bottle-feeding etc.There is loads of indoor fun and play in the huge indoor activity centre, sandpit, and of course trips on our barrel amazing train.You can also drive a real digger and discover the huge outdoor Adventure Playground. You may pay a visit to the coach house coffee shop to sample our mouth-watering homebaking or simply daze at the amazing craftsmanship that was involved in the old Castle buildings construction.These are just some of the features at this very unique Adventure Open Farm.Speaking at the opening, Chairman of Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC), Mr Jim Slevin representing the funders of the project stated that “LEADER is one of the core funding programmes administered by DLDC and it has played a major role in revitalising rural communities and the rural economy of Donegal.The Castle Adventure Open Farm is a testament to the success of LEADER and indeed the entire Tourism sector within Donegal”.He went on to congratulate the Patton family and acknowledge their commitment and input and who’s idea and vision had taking us here today.Also speaking at the opening Máire Áine Gardiner, Failte Ireland said “”Failte Ireland are delighted to see the realization of the Farm Diversification project under the Rural Development Programme at Castle Adventure Open Farm. “Visitors are increasing looking for quality rural tourism experiences of a high standard where the whole family can enjoy our spectacular environment but also have some wet weather options as well.“We congratulate the Patton family on taking this initiative and look forward to promoting this new attraction for many years to come.”Hugh John Patton on behalf of the Patton family “We would like to take this opportunity to thank DLDC and their Board for their commitment and support during this project as without their support this project would not be possible.“We would like to give a special word of thanks to Frank Kelly and his team in DLDC for all their hard work and input into this project. “We are overwhelmed with the amount of support and well wishes we have received from our neighbour and the local community.“We have waited over 3 years for this day and are delighted now that our dream has now become reality. With the foundations that DLDC helped us to establish we hope to grow this business further in the coming years.“The overall cost of the new project was close to €400K but as you can see from the high standard this project was finished to, it was money well spent.FAILTE IRELAND OFFICIALLY OPEN NEW FARM ADVENTURE CENTRE IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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FIVE DONEGAL GROUPS FLY THE FLAG FOR DONEGAL AT ALL ISLAND PRIDE OF PLACE AWARDS

first_imgFive groups from Donegal will participate in this years All Island Pride of Place Awards which is being held in Ennis, Co. Clare on Saturday night.The five groups are Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhar, Áislann Rann na Feirste, Gaeltacht Beo Fhánada, Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Drumfries and Coiste Pobail Ghort a’Choirce. Each group will be represented at the gala awards ceremony tomorrow night.The IPB All-Island Pride of Place Competition, which is run by Co-operation Ireland, recognises and celebrates the vital contributions that community partnerships make to society. The focus is on people coming together to shape, change and enjoy all that is good about their local area. Last year Donegal County Council scooped the top Local Authority award recognising the work of Council staff and elected members in supporting and enabling community development in the county.Speaking before this year’s award ceremony, Chief Executive Seamus Neely wished each of the competing groups the best of luck in this years competition.He told Donegal Daily: “The Council has been working closely with communities in Donegal for many years and we believe that the Pride of Place competition is a great way to recognise and showcase the tremendous work that takes place throughout the county. I am delighted that we have five groups competing in this years All Island competition and each and every one of these groups are worthy of the top prize. The work that they have done and the difference that they have made to their own communities is outstanding”.An Cathaoirleach Cllr. John Campbell joined with the Chief Executive in wishing the groups every success saying “we recognise the enormous contribution made by communities and volunteers to life in Donegal. Each of these groups has achieved great things for their own communities. They are great examples of what can be achieved by people coming together with a common aim in mind. Each project is special in its own unique way having addressed a particular need in their own community. I wish each group all the best in tomorrow nights competition”. The awards ceremony will be streamed live on Saturday night from http://www.prideofplace.ie/live-stream/ FIVE DONEGAL GROUPS FLY THE FLAG FOR DONEGAL AT ALL ISLAND PRIDE OF PLACE AWARDS was last modified: November 14th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalfinalistspride of place awardsSEAMUS NEELYlast_img read more

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Raffle’s top prize is a posh home

first_imgSIMI VALLEY – Thousands of raffle tickets are on sale for $150 each; with each comes a chance to win a $1 million home in the affluent Oak Park community. A winner will be announced in February with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit Conejo Jewish Day School to build a permanent campus and expand the 4-year-old program. The elementary school operates out of Foursquare Church in Agoura Hills, where it leases space, nestled among trees and hills. “It’s a beautiful, rustic environment, but it’s not our own site,” said Leora Langberg, board president. “This is a dream we’ve had since we opened in 2001.” The school, with roughly 70 pupils enrolled, integrates general and Judaic studies and draws students from as far west as Ventura and as far east as North Hollywood. Organizers will be selling 18,000 raffle tickets through Jan. 30 in hopes of raising up to $2 million for a K-12 campus. The winner of the drawing will have the option of receiving a $1 million cash prize. Participants also will have the chance to win one of several other cash prizes, including $50,000 and $25,000. An early-bird raffle is planned for December for those who purchase their tickets before Nov. 30, with prizes ranging from $300 to $30,000. “They have a one in 100 chance of at least doubling their money,” Langberg added. The top prize – a remodeled two-story, five-bedroom home with a pool – is being donated by a man who wishes to remain anonymous. The location of the home is not being revealed. “The focus should be on the event itself – to help build the school, and make it a reality,” he said. “The objective is to involve the community. We are in a time when we are only going to be successful when we are collectively working together.” School officials are not yet putting a dollar value on the cost of buying land and constructing a new campus, and are not sure when they’ll be breaking ground. “This will certainly give us the seed money,” said Rabbi Reuven Tombosky, executive director of the school. “This raffle offers a way to make a meaningful impact on a child’s education while also offering the participant a chance to win a million-dollar house or many, many other cash prizes.” Other home raffles have taken place in Beverly Hills, Santa Barbara, Palos Verdes and Irvine, prompting organizers to give it a try here. For information, visit www.winahomenow.com or call (866) 946-1466. Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 angie.valencia@dailynews.com 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

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Dashing through the snow!

first_imgWith the ongoing cold snap providing a generous blanket of snow over much of Donegal, snow-lovers are well and truly in their element!Our White Christmas arrived a month late, but it’s now the perfect time to wrap up in your winter woollies and get started on that snow fort as more snow is on the cards for Donegal overnight.One such family making the most of the snow is the McKnight family from Raphoe who enjoyed an afternoon of sledging. Snow Patrol! Picture by Northwest NewspixSingle-handed! Picture by Northwest NewspixNever too old! Even mum gets in on the sleighing! Picture by Northwest NewspixDo you have any snow pictures you’d like to share with us? We’d love to see them!Send your snaps to info@donegaldaily.com or send them to our Facebook page.Dashing through the snow! was last modified: January 20th, 2018 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:donegalFunpicture specialsnowWeekendlast_img read more