Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Pope Francis question

first_imgWhat is your view of Pope Francis after his visit to the U.S. He is the best Pope ever. I like him. I don’t like him. I think this is the worst Pope ever. View Results  Loading …Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 254 weeks ago I was raised Catholic during the time of John Paul II. Pope Francis has a very nice demeanor and presence about him. I enjoyed watching his visit to the US. He’s probably one of the best things for the Catholic Church right now. Report Reply 0 replies · active 254 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Two Champions Crowned on Rainy Day One at Outdoor Championships

first_imgOn the men’s side, it was Nathan Jones of McNeese and Lamar’s Jamie Crowe who built a solid deficit as they moved ahead of the pack by the halfway point. The pair were virtually stride-for-stride until the final lap sounded, when Crowe unleashed a monster final 400m, taking gold with a time of 31:01.94. Jones took silver (31:09.82), followed by Markus Schweikert (31:15.41). Championships Homepage | Results | Photo GallerySAN ANTONIO, Texas – After severe rain and thunderstorms delayed all but the men’s and women’s 10,000m at the 2018 Southland Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Alexandria Hackett of Abilene Christian and Lamar’s Jamie Crowe emerged as the weekend’s first two winners. In the women’s race, Schoneborn led from the onset and relinquished the lead to teammates Cynthia Quiroga and Valentina Campos for multiple laps through the middle stretch. As the lead group crossed 10 laps to go however, the Hackett twins of Abilene Christian and Schoneborn comfortably broke away from the pack. Alexandria narrowly led the way, followed by Schoneborn and Michaela. As the laps wound down, Alexandria and Schoneborn carved out a sizable lead of their own, and on the back stretch of the final lap, Hackett unloaded for a gold medal finish (36:22.06), nearly seconds ahead of Schoneborn (36:28.05). Michaela Hackett took third in 36:49.90. It is Alexandria Hackett’s second outdoor 10K title in three years, having won gold in 2016. Live video streaming of the meet will be available through the Southland Conference Digital Network, covering events at Benson Stadium and Trinity Stadium. Broadcasts can be found via and Southland Conference apps, available on iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Day two gets underway tomorrow with men’s combined events starting at 9 a.m. CT and women’s combined events at 9:30 a.m. Field event finals begin at 10 a.m. while running trials are slated for 3 p.m. to 7:05 p.m. The women’s and men’s 3,000m steeplechase finals will cap the day at 8 p.m. and 8:20 p.m., respectively. Click here for a complete schedule of events.last_img read more

Caregiver Gives Updates on 2 Sick Kids

first_imgTwo Liberian children, who were sent to the US for advanced medical treatment, are said to be responding positively to the care of specialists. This was disclosed by Ms. Charlesetta N. Williams, Healthpage Liberia Executive Director, who helped fly 16-year-old Hawa Chuku Kolleh from Geeghbahn District, Grand Bassa County and four-year old Prince J. Tweh from the impoverished slum community of West Point, to the US. Prince fell into a pot of boiled water on September 11, 2015. According to Ms. Williams, he was so severely burnt that both his arms became stuck to his body. “He can’t even raise his hands like normal kids,” Ms. Williams, who is a caregiver and a humanitarian,” had told our Health Desk a few weeks ago.As for Hawa, a 22-year- old man, identified as Abraham, slipped under her bed one night and as she slept, he poured sulfuric acid on her face, leaving her face badly disfigured. According to reports, although he was married to one of Hawa’s eldest sisters, Abraham had proposed marriage to Hawa to become his second wife. Her constant refusal infuriated him. He is presently in jail in Gbatala, Bong County because where the incident took place in Grand Bassa has to be accessed from the Bong County side. “When Prince arrived in the US, he was admitted and then released on 10th May. Then he was readmitted to the Shrinners on the 12th, and then had a Skin Graph on the 13th with skin taken from his right inner leg to cover his chest. He was again released on the 14th from the hospital,” Ms. Williams reported.Meanwile Hawa was seen by an eye doctor upon arrival. The teenager is presently having problems with her left eye but will be admitted to the Shrinners Hospital on May 25 for more advanced medical procedures“She is so happy and Prince is having a ball. When he got to the Recovery Room and was asked what he wanted to eat he said he wanted ice cream and cake. So when they said he could not have cake and asked what he would like instead, he responded, chicken. You go my boy, from West Point to Boston,” Ms. Williams said smiling about the youngster’s good nature.She thanked the Georgia Patten United Methodist Church located on UN Drive, Waterside for their kindness.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Walton’s return key

first_imgThe Lakers learned Monday that Walton won’t be joining them on their four-game road trip – he is now battling a case of tendinitis in the ankle – but Jackson expressed optimism Tuesday that Walton will be able to return next week. “He’s pushing, pushing, pushing and trying to get back in the lineup,” Jackson said, “and he just needs to cool down and I think it’ll settle in and he’ll be OK.” MINNEAPOLIS – The loss of forward Luke Walton from the Lakers’ lineup with a sprained ankle has been so profound that coach Phil Jackson last week compared Walton’s playmaking to the “yeast in bread.” Walton was the key ingredient during the Lakers’ fast start to the season, and his absence has coincided with his team’s downturn: The Lakers have gone just 6-12 since Walton injured his right ankle in a game Jan. 26. Farmar didn’t play Tuesday, the third game out of four he has sat out. It’s a new experience to say the least for Farmar, who led Taft High of Woodland Hills to a City Section title and UCLA to the NCAA championship game. Farmar and Sasha Vujacic lost their spots in the rotation to Shammond Williams and Aaron McKie. “Without adversity, people don’t achieve greatness,” Farmar said last week. “Sometimes they don’t reach their potential if everything’s just given to them. It just makes me work that much harder and stay that much more focused and determined. My time will come.” Jackson expressed his belief that Farmar had reached a plateau in recent weeks. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img With forward Lamar Odom facing the possibility of season-ending shoulder surgery, the Lakers can’t get Walton back soon enough. Jackson noted that Walton has a history of playing well with Brian Cook, now starting in Odom’s place. Jackson all but ruled out Walton for Sunday’s game against Dallas, which makes the March15 game at Denver a possibility for his return. By then, Walton will have missed nearly seven weeks with an injury that had an original timetable measured in days. “You thought, `Maybe he’ll be back inside of a week with no swelling or limited swelling,”‘ Jackson said. “But it’s just one of those things.” Farmed out: For the first time in his life, rookie guard Jordan Farmar is having to cope with spending entire games on the bench. last_img

Blues artist, Ray Bonneville coming to the North Peace Cultural Centre

first_img“A world-class guitarist, harmonica player and hard-hitting songwriter, it is no wonder that Ray has received multiple awards, rave reviews from Canadian and US blues, jazz and roots critics alike and can count among his fans such artists as Chris Smither, Tim O’Brien and Ray Wylie Hubbard,” the centre concludes. “The Onstage Series experience seats the audience on stage with the artists,” the North Peace Cultural Centre said in a written statement. “Picture it…  you and your friends, tablecloths and candle light, enjoying an intimate experience of epic musical proportion with some of the finest artists from across North America just an arms length away!  It’s a cool vibe that only this kind of show can provide.”Bonneville has a long history of success within his industry, playing with such legends as B.B. King, Muddy Water, Robert Cray, Ray Wiley Hubbard and many more in the past.“In the streets and clubs of New Orleans, Bonneville soaked up the prevalent take-your-time attitude that ran through the music being played there,” the centre writes. “That groove is at the core of Bonneville’s sound.- Advertisement -The centre adds, “A one man band, he backs up weathered, storytelling vocals with a highly percussive guitar style, dramatic harmonica lines and a foot that keeps the rock steady beat. The result is a big sound with an almost primitive quality. It’s visceral, raw music.”The intimate performance is taking place on Wednesday October 22, beginning at 7:00 p.m. inside the Cultural Centre Stage.You can purchase your tickets by calling 250 785 1992, online at, or in person at the Ticket Centre, located on 10015 100 Avenue.Advertisementlast_img read more

Algae in Charlie Lake there to stay until it resolves itself

first_imgCHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – With blue-green algae in Charlie Lake, Northern Health and the Ministry of Environment say there isn’t anything that they can do.Madhu Nair with Northern Health says there is the potential for toxins, but they don’t know if there is any because they have not tested the algae.He also says to his knowledge, this is the first time Northern Health has been warned about the algae.- Advertisement -He says there are many symptoms from coming in contact with the water or drinking it.“You can get Headaches, nausea, sore throat, dizziness,, vomiting, ulcers, blistering of the lips. If you swim in the water you can get irritated ears and eyes, and rashes as well.”When asked if anything would be done about the algae, Nair said that they won’t be doing anything to control the situation.Advertisement “It’s a natural phenomenon, nature will take care of itself, there is no plan to remedy it. So as of now nature will take care of it.”Nair pointed out that the Ministry of Environment could do something about the algae.But when the Ministry of Environment was contacted, they said they will not be doing any type of clean up or removal to clean the lake.last_img read more

West Ham midfielder says sorry to Man City star following sickening clash

first_img1 Cheikhou Kouyate receives a booking for a challenge on David Silva West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate has apologised to David Silva for the incident which put the Manchester City star in hospital but insists there was no malice behind it.Silva was treated for eight minutes on the pitch before he was carried off on a stretcher after he was caught by Kouyate’s elbow during City’s 2-0 victory over the Hammers on Sunday.There were fears that the 29-year-old had broken his cheekbone but City say he has not suffered a serious injury and Silva was released from hospital on Sunday night.Both Manuel Pellegrini and Sam Allardyce refused to lay any blame on Kouyate after the game and the Senegal midfielder says he would never go out to hurt an opponent.Kouyate, speaking on his Twitter site, said: “I would like to say to @21LVA that I am very sorry that you were injured during the match on Sunday but it was not my intention.“I went for the ball and my eyes were on the ball. I always play the ball and never the player. You are a great guy and a great player and I hope you are back on the field very soon.”last_img read more

Arsenal forward Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss Euro 2016 with knee injury

first_img1 Oxlade-Chamberlain hasn’t played since the Gunners’ Champions League defeat to Barcelona in February Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to miss Euro 2016, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealing the forward has suffered a fresh knee injury which will keep him on the sidelines for a further TWO MONTHS.The 22-year-old hasn’t played since he suffered the initial problem during the Gunners’ Champions League defeat to Barcelona back in February.Having made 33 appearances this season, ‘The Ox’ was on his way back to fitness and was scheduled to feature for the Gunners’ under-21 side earlier in the week.But has now been hit by a second knee issue, which will unfortunately end any hopes he had of making the England squad for the upcoming European Championships this summer.“There is no chance,” Wenger said when asked if Oxlade-Chamberlain could make the Euros after confirming he faces six to eight weeks out.“I had a conversation with Alex and with our medical team and they told me he will back in July. He was out for a while and was not overloaded with games.“You want a guy of 22 years of age to go to the European Championships so it is very sad.”Wenger confirmed the injury occurred on Monday, just when Oxlade-Chamberlain was planning to make a comeback in the Under-21 meeting with Blackburn at the Emirates Stadium a day later.Fit-again pair Tomas Rosicky and Santi Cazorla both featured in the 2-1 win which saw Arsenal into the Under-21 Premier League Division Two final.But Oxlade-Chamberlain was missing and Wenger admits it is bad news all-round.“It is very sad,” he added.“He was physically ready and looking sharp. He had one week’s training last week, but he planned to play on Tuesday night but got injured on Monday morning.“It’s bad news. Alex was out for a while and he was not overloaded with games.“You want a guy of 22 years of age to go to the European Championships. It’s very bad. He’s an impact player as well so he could have had a great contribution to England’s success.“England had quite a few problems up front so I think it’s bad news.”last_img read more


first_imgMore than €4.5 million will be invested in projects across Donegal over the next three years.The money, which will be allocated to a number of projects, is part of the Donegal Peace III Action Plan 2011-2013.The announcement was made by Cllr Dessie Larkin, Chair of Donegal County Development Board Peace and Reconciliation Board. Mayor Noel Mc Bride provided a welcome address at the event at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny.“We in Donegal are keen that the high standard of work towards Peace and Reconciliation continues to be built upon in the county and that we are moving towards a shared future where diversity is embraced and celebrated and interculturalism is supported……I wish to acknowledge the funders of the Donegal PEACE III Action Plan, the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. Their considerable monetary support, in excess of €4.5 million means that the delivery of the plan continues to make a real difference to individuals and groups in Donegal.”Dr Chis Sparks, a social and political theorist from Sligo IT delivered an entertaining and informative keynote address exploring diversity in Ireland today. His talk included a discussion around interculturalism and what this means.Anne Marie Conlon, Donegal CDB Peace and Reconciliation Partnership detailed the Partnership’s plan, including their shared vision of working to “Donegal a county where racism and sectarianism no longer exist and where all feel equally valued and confident that they belong.” She outlined the strategic aims/priorities of the plan and spoke about the groups who are delivering the 24 strategic aims within the plan. Anne Marie paid tribute to the members of the partnership and took the opportunity to wish all of those who are involved in delivery of the plan well with their projects.Sarah Thompson, Donegal County Council then introduced Donegal CDB Peace and Reconciliation Partnership’s web presence on the Donegal CDB website – .She introduced the PEACE III pages and stated “I would encourage all those involved in the delivery of the Donegal PEACE III Action Plan 2011 – 2013 to utilise the website to highlight their projects through the submission of films, photographs, audio, articles of events and news and calendar dates. Anyone wishing to follow the work of the Partnership should log on regularly to the website as news about projects will constantly be added. The site also links to the Council’s twitter and facebook pages.”Sarah acknowledged the input from her colleauges at Donegal County Council, Paul Earley, Cara Patton and Brian McAleer in the development of this web presence which will hopefully be a useful resource to all interested in finding out about peace and reconciliation work in the county.Mr Howard Keery, Director of Joint Technical Secretariat at SEUPB spoke on behalf of the funders. €4.5 MILLION ANNOUNCED FOR DONEGAL PROJECTS UNDER PEACE PROGRAMME was last modified: March 8th, 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:Peace Programme€4.5 million for Donegal Projectslast_img read more

Metal concert facing obstacles

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventBut Ricardo Bobdillia, manager of Rome Fine Dining, said festival organizers approached the club about the event, but no written deal was struck. Besides, the club can legally hold a maximum of 750 people, he added. “I don’t know what he \ is thinking,” Bobdillia said. “We only have a 750 capacity. The Fire Department would shut us down so quick. What would we do with all those people on the streets?” Formerly called Ibizas, Rome Fine Dining lost its permit to sell alcohol last fall, after city officials cited violations of the former nightclub’s operating license and complaints about late-night fights in the club’s parking lot. “We already have problems,” Bobdillia said. “We’re not crazy.” Assistant City Manager Nancy Mendez said the concert might not be allowable under city codes, and officials at City Hall are now researching the matter. WHITTIER – Tickets are selling briskly for a two-day heavy metal festival at Rome Fine Dining in Uptown Whittier, featuring more than 40 bands and expected to draw up to 2,000 fans per day. There’s just one problem: The club’s owners say they never contracted the event. The First Annual California Metal Fest is scheduled for May 13 and May 14, with a warm-up day May 12, said promoter Ashley Avildsen of E.E. Booking. “It’s definitely happening,” Avildsen said. “We’re looking at whether or not it’s allowable,” Mendez said. “\ is currently operating as a restaurant. The advertising is made up to look as if it’s concert only. “They’re allowed to have live entertainment in connection with a restaurant,” she added. “They’re not permitted to have a concert venue.” But word of the heavy metal concert is already spreading among metal fans through the popular online network, where tickets for the event are being sold at $25 apiece. Avildsen said one of the last remaining details is to secure the Uptown venue. “It’s just a matter of not giving them the deposit yet and only because we couldn’t get down there,” he said. The concert had been originally scheduled at the National Orange Show Events Center, but the venue was changed to Rome Fine Dining due to bad publicity surrounding riots that occurred at the center during a British punk rock festival last month. “That was a punk rock festival, not to be confused with heavy metal,” Avildsen said. “People often lump them all into one when they are completely different – just because they may wear black jeans and T-shirts. “This is a smaller event and will feature some local metal bands, some Christian bands as well as some top bands that have played at the Ozzfest, like Darkest Hour.” He added that security personnel and metal detectors will be on site to ensure no problems arise. “It’s a great opportunity for local bands because in Friday’s battle of the bands, the winner will get to open for the main stage on Saturday,” he said. “At the end of the day, yes, they’re all heavy metal and hard core, but parents can be confident that their kids will be safe.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want 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