U.S Congressional Black Caucus to Honor Apostle Sammy A. David

first_imgAmbassador Apostle Sammy A. David.Ambassador Apostle Sammy A. David, Founder and General Overseer of God’s Family Church International Incorporated in Liberia, West Africa, will be receiving an International Leadership Award at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 during the United States Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Convention by the Caribbean & African Faith-Based Leadership Conference (CAFBLC).He will be the first religious leader in the West African state of Liberia to receive this prestigious award.He will be recognized for his outstanding faith-based leadership, humanitarian services, civic engagement and advocacy for peace in Liberia and his global gospel ministry in Africa, the United States, Europe and Asia.This Awards ceremony will honor the accomplishments of leaders in community development that primarily operate from a faith-based perspective, targeting major issues, including religious liberty, civil rights, humanitarian concerns, social justice and economic development.All members and friends of our African and Caribbean Diaspora are invited to register at www.cafblc.net to attend the international leadership awards,  faith-based conference  and networking reception from 2:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at the D.C.  Renaissance,  Marriott Hotel, 999  9th St. NW, Washington D.C, 20001.The CBC Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is the leading policy conference in the United States that focuses on issues impacting people of African heritage and the global black community.It brings together approximately 10,000 people who attend 70 public policy forums and other critical events with elected officials and leaders from every spectrum of the black community, including Legislators and concerned citizens to engage on economic development, civil and social justice, public health and educational issues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Towing woes lead to ID theft evidence

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AGUA DULCE – A cache of evidence pointing to an identity theft operation was uncovered late Monday when a CHP officer stopped to help a couple towing a car on the Antelope Valley Freeway. The California Highway Patrol confiscated a duffle bag from one vehicle that was filled with check-printing software, multiple checks, bank statements, Social Security numbers, stolen mail and stolen credit cards, Officer John Lutz said Tuesday. Most of the items were stolen out of the Antelope Valley, Lutz said. It was about 10:30 p.m. when an officer spotted two vehicles on the shoulder of the northbound freeway just south of Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce, Lutz said. Ryan Costa, 30, of Palmdale, who was attempting to tow a car with his pickup truck, was on parole, allowing the officer to search both vehicles, Lutz said. Costa, 30, who had been convicted of receiving stolen property, was arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of identity theft and held without bail. His passenger, Palmdale resident Christina Calderon, 24, also was arrested and held on $20,000 bail. last_img read more

FIFA probes empty seats at World Cup match in Yekaterinburg

first_img0Shares0000There were rows of empty orange seats at the freshly rebuilt arena in the industrial city, situated in the Ural Mountains. Photo/COURTESYMOSCOW, Russia, June 15 – FIFA is investigating why Egypt and Uruguay were playing in front of thousands of empty seats at their World Cup match in Yekaterinburg on Friday.There were rows of empty orange seats at the freshly rebuilt arena in the industrial city, situated in the Ural Mountains. The two soaring temporary seating sections at either end of the pitch appeared to be almost completely full, with one dominated by Egyptian fans and the other by the Uruguayans.The seats are technically only supposed to be sold to Russian nationals.FIFA said nearly all the available tickets had been sold and it was investigating why there were so many no-shows.“We can confirm that 32,278 tickets have been allocated for the match between Egypt and Uruguay in Yekaterinburg. The FIFA World Cup stadium capacity is 33,061,” a spokesman for the football’s world governing body told AFP.“The fact that the actual attendance doesn’t reflect the amount of allocated tickets can be due to different factors, which FIFA is currently investigating.”FIFA has allocated about 2.5 million tickets to the month-long showpiece, with Russian organisers saying that nearly all the tickets have already been sold.Russians accounted for 46 percent of ticket sales, with the United States buying nearly 90,000.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

FIFA threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup

first_img0Shares0000The Spanish football federation and Spanish Prime Minisister Mariano Rajoy insisted that Spain would indeed go to the World Cup in Russia © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Dec 15 – The governing body of world football (FIFA) confirmed on Friday that it has written to the Spanish federation (RFEF) warning they could be suspended form the 2018 World Cup because of political interference.Earlier in the day Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Spain had received “no such letter from FIFA.” The issue centres on the RFEF presidency. Angel Maria Villar, who was also a senior FIFA and UEFA official, resigned after being arrested in July on suspicion of embezzling funds. Villar was replaced, on an interim basis, by Juan Luis Larrea, another long-time football administrator.Even though he is only a stand-in, Larrea has made clear he wants to see out Villar’s term, which was due to end in 2020. The Spanish National Sports Agency (CSD) has objected and that prompted FIFA’s warning, reported on Friday by the daily El Pais.“We can confirm that FIFA recently sent a letter to the Spanish FA (RFEF) expressing its concern at the current situation in the association and reiterating that, under the FIFA Statutes, all member associations must manage their affairs independently and ensure that there is no interference by third parties in internal matters,” said a FIFA statement.“FIFA is in contact with the RFEF, and a joint FIFA-UEFA delegation will be sent to Madrid shortly to monitor and assess the situation in the association,” the statement continued.The RFEF and the Spanish government insisted on Friday that Spain would go to the World Cup in Russia.“I just can’t see that scenario,” Rajoy said at a press conference in Brussels. “I am absolutely convinced Spain will go to the World Cup, and will win.”Rajoy said Spain’s sports minister had told him the Spanish authorities had “received no official communication from FIFA but only a letter from a member of FIFA requesting a meeting.” He said his government’s attitude was “exemplary.”Villar was re-elected for an eighth term as president last May. He had run the RFEF for 29 years until his arrest on suspicion of creating a network of corruption in Spanish football.Last month, Luis Rubiales, the former head of the players’ union and an ally of Villar’s put forward a motion of censure against Larrea with the objective of becoming president himself. That motion is scheduled for a vote on January 16.At the same time, the Spanish cabinet, acting on requests from the CSD, demanded fresh RFEF elections because of irregularities in the vote last May. FIFA sees this as external political interference.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgIT’S hard to beat the GAA when you have decided to emigrate to start a new life abroad.And the Donegal Boston Gaelic Football Club, whose past players include Donegal manager Jim McGuinness, is offering a helping hand to Donegal folk who end up in the city.Says Majella McFadden from the club: “The club has come a long way since a group of ex-pats came together in 1988 to form what has become one of the leading lights on the Boston GAA scene. “Donegal Boston’s founding members were: Jackie Rushe (Castlefin), Eamonn Mc Ginley (St. Michael’s), Patrick O`Malley-Daly (Ballyshannon), Ricky Rushe (Castlefin), Manus Mc Fadden (Glenswilly), Anness Mc Clafferty (Downings) and Paddy Mc Devitt (Fintown)“Among the well-known inter-county stars from past and present who have represented the club are Kevin Cassidy, Jim McGuinness, Rory Kavanagh, John Gildea, Declan Bonner, Donnie McCole, Johnny McCafferty, Adrian Sweeney, Padraig Gallagher, James Ruane, Kevin McMenamin, Martin Caulfield, Ryan Bradley and Ollie Reid, Colm Mc Fadden, Christy Toye (all Donegal).“Players from other counties have also represented us including Martin Penrose and John Lynch (Tyrone), Dessie Dolan, Denis and David Glennon (Westmeath), Raymond Gallagher, Niall Cox, Dermot Feely and Cormac McAdams (Fermanagh). Colm Parkinson and Cahir Healy (Laois), Glen Burke (Tipperary), John Finucane (Antrim), Paul Noone (Roscommon) and Jamie Carr (Louth).“This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Donegal football club here in Boston. Plans are already in the works for a celebratory dinner dance for later in 2012. “If anyone is thinking of emigrating in 2012, Donegal GFC Boston can help people find work and accommodation. For more information please contact the club through our website, Facebook Page (donegalgfcboston) or the chairman at pmddonegal@gmail.com.”The club is in good Donegal hands.A recent meeting elected the new 2012 Donegal Boston committee. They are:Honorary President: Connie mc Elaney (Doagh Island)Chairman: Paddy Mc Devitt (Fintown) Vice Chairman: Eamon Kelly (Buncranna)Secretary: Denise Trimble (Glenties)Assistant Secretary: Paul Friel (Clonmany)Treasurer: Jonathan Byrne (Malin) Assistant Treasurer: Brian Kelly(Urris)PRO: Majella Mc Fadden (Creeslough)Registrar: Ricky Rush (Castlefinn)Delegates:John Cunningham (Glencolmcille)Brian Boyce (Downings)Paul Boyce  (Downings)Gareth Ruddy (Carndonagh)Eamon Rushe (Castlefin)Michael Mc Bride(Downings)Senior Manager (T.B.A.)Junior A Manager: Gareth RuddyJunior B Manager: Brian BoyceDONEGAL BOSTON GAA CLUB OFFERS HELP TO EMIGRANTS was last modified: January 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL BOSTON GFClast_img


first_imgEVERTON star Seamus Coleman is fit enough to start against Arsenal at the weekend, his manager has said.Roberto Martinez says the Killybegs man, who was a sub against Leicester last weekend, is available to start this time around. “Seamus was fully fit from a medical point of view on Saturday and that was a real boost,” said Martinez ahead of Saturday’s clash with Arsenal. “He has been working really well, and he was desperate to be part of the squad on Saturday.“I think now it’s fair to say that he’s considered fully fit and ready to join the group and help the team in any game.”The fitness boost is good news form Martin O’Neill ahead of Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Georgia.  COLEMAN FIT FOR FULL RETURN AGAINST ARSENAL was last modified: August 20th, 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:arsenaldonegalevertonKillybegsseamus colemanlast_img read more


first_imgDrumkeen United and Letterkenny Rovers lock horns this evening in the final of this season’s Donegal News Ulster Senior League Cup. Rovers go in a slight favourites but with Drumkeen United renowned as cup specialists, a tight game is expected, with the possibility of the game being decided in extra time or even penalties.The game kicks off at 5pm and is at Dry Arch Park- home of Bonagee United.In the Ulster Senior League , Kildrum Tigers defeated Buncranna Hearts by 2 goals to 1 on Wednesday night. The Tigers can move to within 4 points of Derry City Reserves when they take on Bonagee United in the only league fixture this afternoon at Station Road, St Johnston. Bonagee who lie bottom of the table parted company with their manager Peter Moran at the start of the week and have appointed assistant manager Shaun “Budgie” Sandilands to run the team until the end of the season. Yesterday in the USL Division One , two goals from David O’Carroll gave Letterkenny Rovers a 2-1 victory over neighbours Bonagee United. Tomorrow(Monday), Swilly Rovers have home advantage over Drumkeen United.RESULTS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUEBuncrana Hearts 1-2 Kildrum TigersDPD USL DIVISION ONELetterkenny Rovers 2-1 Bonagee UnitedFIXTURESSunday 29th JulyULSTER SENIOR LEAGUEKildrum Tigers v Bonagee United Ko 2pm DONEGAL NEWS LEAGUE CUP FINAL-Dry Arch Park 5pmDrumkeen United v Letterkenny RoversMonday 30th JulyDPD USL DIVISION ONE Swilly Rovers v Drumkeen United Ko 7.30 pmUSL DIVISION ONE MATCH REPORTLETTERKENNY ROVERS 2BONAGEE UNITED 1Letterkenny Rovers secured all three points in this local derby clash at Leckview Park and put a dent in Bonagee United’s title aspirations.In a closely contestd match, it was ultimately decided by two goals in the space of four mnutes shortly after the half-time interval by Rovers midfielder David O’Carroll.Chances were few and far between in the first half although Rovers netminder Jason Quinn was called into action to make a tremendous point blank save to deny Jason Doherty from close range.The home side stamped their authority on the game almost immediately after the break. James Gillen escaped his marker down the right flank before providing the perfect delivery for O’Carroll to connect with a beautiful drive into the back of the net from 10 yards.Boosted by the lead goal, Rovers went in search of a second and were duly rewarded on 50 minutes. Again, Gillen was the provider wth a cross from the right hand side and with the Bonagee defence at odds, O’Carroll ghosted in at the back post for his second.The experienced midfielder did have the ball in the net again but this time his effort was ruled out for offside.With three minutes to go, Bonagee got a lifeline when their hard working front man Jason Doherty snatched a goal but they were unable to force home an equaliser while at the other end Peter McGlynn can close to adding a third for Rovers only to be stopped by goalkeeper Conor Harley.Referee – Stephen TonerSOCCER: ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE LATEST was last modified: July 28th, 2012 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:Ulster Senior Leaguelast_img read more

Track & Field Earns 15 Top 5 Finishes At Messersmith Invitational

first_imgMary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) continued her strong season by winning the 60-meter hurdles in 8.60 and the 200 meters in 25.26 followed by Rai-Ahmed Green (Irvine, Calif.) in third. In the shorter sprints, Mariah Crawford was fifth in the 60 meters in 7.84 while also checking in at fourth in the 200 meters in 25.62.”It was good to see Mary return after a week off and pickup right where she left off,” head coach LaRon Bennett said. “She’s really setting herself up to have a big year.”  The men’s team was led again by Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) in the 400 meters with a first-place finish of 49.02. Caulin Graves (Kansas City, Mo.) took second in 200 meters in 22.53 and fifth in the 60 meters with a 7.07 finish.”Caulin has been a quiet force week in and week out,” Bennett said. “He’s such a raw talent, so every meet he’s figuring something new out. I think when he puts enough things together his times will turn heads.” 400 Meters10. Rai Ahmed-Green, 59.1714. Ebele Okoye, 1:00.2916. Kaylen Rettig, 1:00.6217. Victoria Coombe, 1:00.99 The Drake University track and field teams hit the midpoint of the indoor season this weekend at the Messersmith Invitational Saturday at the UNI-Dome. 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)1. Mary Young, 8.617. Victoria Coombe, 9.0519. Bryce Lang, 10.03 3,000 Meters8. Josh Yeager, 8:48.2910. Alex Rohlfs, 8:49.0412. Kyle Brandt, 8:53.2013. Kyle Cass, 8:54.3015. Chris Kaminski, 9:07.11 4×400-Meter Relay5. Rettig, Giuliano, Coombe, Lang, 4:00.28 Complete Results 4×400-Meter Relay3. Lombardi, Van Leersum, Metiver, Zak, 3:22.456. Owens, Barrow, Ejubovic, Erickson, 3:28.15 60 Meters (Prelims)5. Mariah Crawford, 7.86 60 Meters (Prelims)4. Caulin Graves, 7.0512. Kai Asberry, 7.1714. Kendall Owens, 7.21 200 Meters2. Caulin Graves, 22.539. Hudson Priebe, 23.0813. Nihad Ejubovic, 23.45 Mile6. Meghan Kearney, 5:16.927. Morgan Garcia, 5:18.5011. Olivia Rogers, 5:27.1715. Mackenzie Davis, 6:10.27 800 Meters5. George Webb, 1:56.167. Xavier Lechleitner, 1:56.6515. Matt Cozine, 1:58.4717. Alec Bognar, 2:00.74 Weight Throw11. Michael Dolan, 48-10.25 200 Meters1. Mary Young, 25.263. Rai Ahmed- Green, 25.424. Mariah Crawford, 25.6310. Ebele Okoye, 26.16 60 Meters (Final)5. Caulin Graves, 7.07 In the longer distances, George Webb (Morton Grove, Ill.) finished fifth in the 800 meters with a season-best time of 1:56.16. 60-Meter Hurdles (Final)7. Hudson Priebe, 9.14 Mile11. Joshua Yeager, 4:27.2912. Chris Kaminski, 4:30.07 Story Links High Jump7. Forest Moses, 6-1.25 3,000 Meters4. Mykaela Cole, 10:28.16 Drake Individual Women’s Results60 Meters (Final)5. Mariah Crawford, 7.84 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)8. Dominic Lombardi, 8.519. Hudson Priebe, 8.57 High JumpT4. Taylor Patton, 5-1.25 60-Meter Hurdles (Final)1. Mary Young, 8.608. Victoria Coombe, 9.33 800 Meters5. Kayla Giuliano, 2:17.329. Danielle Griesbaum, 2:19.7314. Paige Nicholson, 2:27.80 Long Jump2. Taryn Rolle, 18-5.257. Brittani Griesbaum, 17-6 Print Friendly Version Women’s Team Results1. Indiana State, 1742. UNI, 873. UW Milwaukee, 634. Drake, 535. South Dakota State, 52 Men’s Team Results1. Indiana State, 1532. UNI, 1153. South Dakota State, 844. UW Milwaukee, 475. Drake, 30 After weeks of strong training, the Bulldogs recorded 15 top-5 finishes against five other teams including MVC rivals Indiana State and UNI. In the team standings, the women’s team finished fourth, while the men’s team was fifth. The Bulldogs continue their indoor seasons next weekend with scheduled competitions at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., and the Meyo Invite in South Bend, Ind. 400 Meters1. Bas Van Leersum, 49.0210. Malik Metivier, 51.4512. Dominic Lombardi, 52.1413. Cory Erickson, 52.56 Pole VaultT6. Christina LeMunyon, 11-0.25 Long Jump11. Tyler Zak, 20-9last_img read more

Robben Island revisited digitally

first_img2 April 2013 A multimedia project, Mandela 27, will bring the tales of Robben Island to life digitally as part of a new international campaign. Mandela 27 aims to highlight the social events that influenced change in South Africa and Europe during the former South African president’s 27 years in prison. It was launched at Cape Town’s gateway to Robben Island last month, and will draw on cultural links between South Africa and Europe during the apartheid era. It is estimated it will cost about R5-million (US$539 000); part of the funding will come from the European Union. Mandela 27 partners are the Robben Island Museum, Britain’s Coventry University, the European Union’s Cultural Programme, Belgium’s Creative Stories project, and Elderberry, a content developer.Mandela’s travelling prison cell Most of the stories will be told through an interactive website with a map interlinking events of activism in South Africa and Europe. There will also be a video game that will be used as an educational tool to teach children about the island and anti-apartheid activists. Letters, poems and stories from the former political prisoners written between 1960 and 1990 will be exhibited at the Robben Island Museum Gateway at the V&A Waterfront and on the island. There will also be a travelling three-dimensional reconstruction of the prison cell where Mandela was incarcerated for 18 of his 27 years behind bars. The game and other digital components will be ready by February 2014, while the cell will start travelling in May 2014. Thousands of tourists visit Mandela’s former cell on Robben Island, a UN world heritage site almost 10km from the mainland. The replica of the cell will be a low-budget affair made of plywood but will feature information panels and multimedia exhibits. The travelling cell is likely to be displayed in schools, libraries and museums. The video game is described as a serious game in the style of a graphic novel, and not purely for entertainment. Based on interviews with former prisoners, it features five recurring elements of life in the remote jail: prisoners were not allowed to see children; they craved physical activity including football; education was a key pursuit; communications were heavily censored so that messages had to be smuggled; and hunger strikes were used to make existence bearable. It is being developed by South African students with help from the Serious Games Institute based at Coventry University’s technology park in the United Kingdom.Cultural lesson for born-frees The initiative comes 19 years after the end of apartheid, as a “born-free” generation – those young South Africans born into a democratic nation – deals with 21st Century concerns rather than looking back on its history. Elderberry’s David Powell said the target audience was 16- to 25-year-olds as the events took place before they were born. But, he added, players should not expect to find themselves in the role of Mandela himself as it was more likely that anonymous characters would be used. Jacqueline Cawston, the programmes director at the Serious Games Institute, stayed on Robben Island for three days during her research, and insists the story of the cultural events has not been told. “The way that we’re telling it will be engaging to an audience that hasn’t read history books and weren’t alive at this time,” she said. “The whole point of the project is to get the message out there. This graphic novel will depict life as it was on Robben Island.” Sibongiseni Mkhize, the museum’s chief executive, added: “This comes at a time when we are trying to improve the manner of how we tell what happened at Robben Island.” He said the project was about sharing untold stories of those imprisoned on the island for their political activism. It was also a way of creating inter-cultural dialogue internationally and sharing knowledge. “All those things were political. “The poems and songs were a way for the political prisoners to get their message outside,” Mkhize said. “We want to tell story of not just Mr Mandela, but the values which he and other political prisoners shared on Robben Island.” There were plans for a reunion of former prisoners on the island later this year. Mandela, who is currently in hospital for a recurring lung infection, had not been consulted about the project but his foundation was aware of it. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

SA Airways, Etihad in codeshare pact

first_img7 May 2013 South African Airways (SAA) and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, on Monday signed an agreement to introduce a comprehensive range of codeshare and interline air services. The agreement will see SAA placing its “SA” code on 12 Etihad Airways destinations from Abu Dhabi, while Etihad Airways will place its “EY” code on flights from Johannesburg to 10 SAA destinations across South Africa, Africa and South America. This will allow for seamless air travel connectivity between the destinations. The agreement also makes provision for passengers to earn and redeem miles through the two airlines’ frequent flyer programmes. Etihad Airways will place its code on SAA flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth, as well as to Livingston, Lusaka and Ndola in Zambia, to Harare and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, and to Sao Paulo in Brazil. Secondary phases of the cooperation agreement will explore code sharing to more cities, and closer synergies and efficiencies in the areas of procurement, ground handling and training. “This extensive commercial agreement will enable SAA to access the vast majority of Etihad Airways global markets,” said SAA acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout. SAA acting chairperson Dudu Myeni said the partnership would provide SAA customers with seamless access to 12 key destinations in the Middle East and beyond, while broadening SAA’s strategic partnership network. Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan said the partnership would enable the two airlines “to achieve significant goals in several different global markets, as well as collaborate on a number of key commercial initiatives”, adding that Etihad was looking forward to extending its footprint in the “strategically critical African market”. Between them, the two airline groups expect to carry more than 20-million passengers in 2013. In April, SAA and Indian airline Jet Airways announced a similar codeshare agreement that will facilitate smooth air travel connectivity to several business centres in India and South Africa. Under the agreement, South African Airways, the only airline with non-stop flights between Johannesburg and Mumbai, will codeshare on Jet Airways’ operations between Mumbai and Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more