Pope Benedict: Jewish people not guilty for Jesus death

first_imgFaithLifestyleLocalNews Pope Benedict: Jewish people not guilty for Jesus death by: – March 3, 2011 Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 124 Views   no discussions Share BBC News Pope Benedict has rejected the idea of collective Jewish guilt for Jesus Christ’s death, in a new book to be published next week.Tackling an issue that has led to centuries of persecution, the Pope argues there is no basis in scripture for the Jewish people to be blamed.The Catholic Church officially repudiated the idea in 1965.But Jewish groups say the Pope’s detailed analysis of the gospels is a major step forward.‘Historic moment’“This is a personal repudiation of the theological underpinning of centuries of anti-Semitism,” said Elan Steinberg, vice-president of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants.The Anti-Defamation League said it was an “important and historic moment”.Excerpts of the book, Jesus of Nazareth-Part II, have been released in which the Pope considers the Gospels of John and Matthew and analyses the hours leading up to Jesus’ death.“Now we must ask: Who exactly were Jesus’ accusers?” he says, as he considers Jesus’ condemnation to death by Roman governor Pontius Pilate. He also asks why St John said Jesus’ accusers were “the Jews”.“How could the whole people have been present at this moment to clamour for Jesus’ death?”Benedict explains how only a few Temple leaders and a small group of supporters were primarily responsible for the crucifixion. He believes John’s reference to “the Jews” must have been towards the “Temple aristocracy”, because Jesus had declared himself King of the Jews and had violated Jewish law.In his analysis of the phrase taken from the gospel of Matthew – “His blood be on us and on our children” – Benedict says Jesus’ blood “does not cry out for vengeance and punishment, it brings reconciliation. It is not poured out against anyone, it is poured out for many, for all.”The Catholic Church’s most authoritative teaching until now came in the 1965 document “Nostra Aetate” which said Jesus’ death could not be attributed to the Jewish people either at the time or now.In a statement, the World Jewish Congress praised the Pope for setting an important marker against anti-Semitism and “unequivocally rejecting the argument that the Jewish people can be held responsible”.last_img read more

Kuldeep hat-trick sparks Australia defeat in Kolkata

first_imgKOLKATA, India (Reuters) – Left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav took a hat-trick to help India comfortably beat Australia by 50 runs in the second one-day international at Eden Gardens yesterday and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.Chasing India’s total of 252 all out, the touring side appeared comfortably placed at 138-4 before they suffered a collapse and were bundled out for 202 in the 44th over.The 22-year-old Kuldeep had not enjoyed success in his first seven overs and gave away 39 runs. But he dismissed Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins in his eighth over to turn the match in India’s favour.He is only the third Indian to take a hat-trick in one day internationals after Kapil Dev and Chetan Sharma.Kuldeep’s triple strike snuffed out Australia’s hopes of squaring the series as the visitors were reduced to 148-8 in the 33rd over. The left-arm spinner finished with figures of 3-54 in his quota of 10 overs.Australia captain Steve Smith and Travis Head propped up their team’s chase with a 76-run stand for the third wicket after India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar had dismissed openers Hilton Cartwright and David Warner cheaply.Head was out for 39 to leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal while Smith fell for 59, caught in the deep when trying to pull all-rounder Hardik Pandya.Kumar dismissed Kane Richardson for a nought with the first delivery of his second spell to complete India’s win and finish with miserly figures of three for nine runs from 6.1 overs. Marcus Stoinis was left stranded on 62 not out at the other end.Earlier, India’s innings was built on captain Virat Kohli’s sublime 92 and opener Ajinkya Rahane’s 55. The duo added 102 for the second wicket after Kohli had won the toss and opted to bat.India looked set for a total in excess of 300 when they reached 186-3 in the 36th over but they lost their way after suffering a mini collapse, losing Kedar Jadhav (24), Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (five) in quick succession.Pace duo Nathan Coulter-Nile and Richardson both picked up three wickets each for Australia, who must now win the third ODI at Indore on Sunday to stay alive in the series.INDIA inningsA. Rahane run-out 55Ro. Sharma c & b Coulter-Nile 7V. Kohli b Coulter-Nile 92M. Pandeyb Agar 3K. Jadhav c Maxwell b Coulter-Nile 24M. Dhoni c Smith b Richardson 5H. Pandya c Warner b Richardson 20B. Kumar c Maxwell b Richardson 20K. Yadav c Wade b Cummins 0J. Bumrah not out 10Y. Chahal run-out (Wade) 1Extras: (b-1, nb-1, w-13) 15Total: (all out, 50 overs) 252Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-121, 3-131, 4-186, 5-197, 6-204, 7-239, 8-239, 9-246.Bowling: P. Cummins 10-1-34-1 (w-1), N. Coulter-Nile 10-0-51-3 (w-5) K. Richardson 10-0-55-3 (nb-1, w-1), M. Stoinis 9-0-46-0 (w-2), A. Agar 9-0-54-1 (w-2), T. Head 2-0-11-0 (w-1).AUSTRALIA inningsH. Cartwright b B. Kumar 1D. Warner c Rahane b B. Kumar 1S. Smith c sub. b H. Pandya 59T. Head c M. Pandey b Chahal 39G. Maxwell stp. Dhoni b Chahal 14M. Stoinis not out 62M. Wade b K. Yadav 2A. Agar lbw b K. Yadav 0P. Cummins c Dhoni b K. Yadav 0N. Coulter-Nile c & b H. Pandya 8K. Richardson lbw b B. Kumar 0Extras: (b-4, lb-6, w-6) 16Total: (all out, 43.1 overs) 202Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-9, 3-85, 4-106, 5-138, 6-148, 7-148, 8-148, 9-182.Bowling: B. Kumar 6.1-2-9-3,J. Bumrah 7-1-39-0, H. Pandya 10-0-56-2 (w-1), Y. Chahal 10-1-34-2 (w-3), K. Yadav 10-1-54-3 (w-2).last_img read more

Sidebar: Badgers clean glass against rebound-hungry Gophers

first_imgAndre Hollins (1) was in rhythm all game against Wisconsin, dropping 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field.[/media-credit]Before the Wisconsin men’s basketball team even stepped on the floor and eluded a third consecutive conference loss by the thinnest of margins against Minnesota, questions resounded about how the Badgers would handle the Gophers’ dominance on the glass.Heading into Wisconsin’s (14-6, 5-2 Big Ten) 45-44 victory over No. 12 Minnesota (15-5, 3-4) at the Kohl Center the Gophers led the country by collecting 48 percent of their missed shots for offensive rebounds. But Saturday proved to be a different story, with the home squad gaining a 35-29 advantage on rebounds and an 11-8 edge on offensive boards.“We scouted them to being one of the best rebounding teams in the Big Ten and even the nation,” freshman forward Sam Dekker said. “They rebound 50 percent of the shots they miss, so you can see how many points they get off those things.“Whenever you can do that and keep them off the glass, take their garbage buckets away, it’s going to make it tougher on them.”The most feared of Minnesota’s warriors of the glass was 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward Trevor Mbakwe, who leads the Big Ten with 8.7 rebounds per game. Mbakwe certainly found his way to the glass Saturday, pulling down 10 rebounds, five of them on the offensive end.But he was the only Gopher with more than five rebounds to his name against Wisconsin, denying Minnesota the second chances that could have allowed them to earn the road win and end a three-game losing streak.Ryan Evans led all Wisconsin players with eight rebounds, joined by the efforts of Jared Berggren and Dekker, who finished with seven and six boards, respectively.“That’s a top rebounding team in the nation, and we showed we could go head-to-head with those guys,” said Evans, who also tied Dekker with a team-high 10 points. “So we’re ready for the Big Ten conference, whatever else is coming our way.”In a game that came down to a single missed free throw from Rodney Williams in the final two seconds, containing the Gophers’ athleticism and aggressiveness was one of the deciding differences. Minnesota finished the game with four second-chance points (to UW’s 10) on a night where neither team shot better than 37 percent from the floor.“That’s a very good rebounding team that we just hung with and did a pretty good job competing with them,” Ryan said. “That’s where the game was won for us – defensively and on the glass.”Hollins takes game into own handsOn three consecutive possessions in the second half, Minnesota point guard Andre Hollins sunk a long jumper just inside the three-point arc, hit a step-back jumper in the lane and then capped his tour de force with a three-pointer.It was that kind of night for Hollins, who more than doubled the point production of any of his teammates with 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting, including 3-of-4 from three-point land.It marked the sophomore guard’s sixth game this year with at least 20 points, as he currently leads the Gophers with 14.2 points per game. Consistently converting shots with a tough angle or a defender’s hand in his face throughout the game, Ryan said he was not surprised to see Hollins singularly take over the Gophers’ offense at times Saturday.“Anytime you got a guy who’s had the feel and talking about confidence, when he gets that going – and we had him shooting going to the left, going to the right, step-backs,” Ryan said of the guard who scored 41 points in a November win over Memphis. “If a guy’s standing in one place and he’s hitting five threes in a row, you’ve really got a problem with your defense.“But you got to give credit to a young man who hit shots in various ways, hunting them down. His form, his ability to draw the foul at the end of the half – those are just good plays made by a good player who offensively believes every shot’s going in.”Traevon Jackson – the eventual hero in this game after hitting a pull-up jumper from the left elbow with four seconds remaining – spent much of the game defending Minnesota’s standout guard.Though Jackson said he did a “good job” keeping Hollins as uncomfortable is possible, it was difficult for him to not look overmatched when he watched another fadeaway jumper sail through the net.Defending Hollins became a game of earning small victories and keeping the Memphis native from taking over the game for the Badgers; not one of shutting him down.“He got a lot of his points off of screens, and coming off of screens, hitting threes,” Jackson said. “When a guy’s doing that, you can’t really do too much.”last_img read more

Chile’s Niemann grabs Tournament of Champions lead

first_img LIVE TV Written By COMMENT Press Trust Of India SUBSCRIBE TO US Chile’s Joaquin Niemann, riding the confidence-boost of a Presidents Cup appearance, fired seven birdies in a seven-under-par 66 on Thursday to take a one-shot first-round lead in the US PGA Tour Tournament of Champions. Niemann didn’t win a match in the International team’s Presidents Cup loss to the United States at Royal Melbourne last month, but the 21-year-old said the week was a valuable learning experience. “I think the Presidents Cup was huge for me, for my career, for my future,” Niemann said. “I think during that week I learned a lot, I was with the best players in the world, I was teammates with Adam Scott. I talked a lot with them. It was an unbelievable week.” Niemann, whose six-shot win at The Greenbrier in September secured his spot in the winner’s only Tournament of Champions, showed plenty of confidence on the par-73 Plantation Course at Kapalua, Hawaii.READ | World Title Triumph Was Unexpected Success: HumpyChile’s Niemann grabs Tournament of Champions leadHe rolled in a 31-foot birdie putt for his first birdie of the day at the fourth, and his remaining six birdies were all from within 11 feet. He missed just one green in regulation and got up and down for par to head into the second round with a one-shot lead over world number four Justin Thomas. Thomas also played without a bogey, grabbing five of his six birdies on the back nine to take sole possession of second place on 67.READ | MLB’s Weirdest Trade Throwback To Two Top Yankees Pitchers Swapping Their Wives In 1972Americans Matt Kuchar and Rickie Fowler shared third on 68, with defending champion Xander Schauffele heading a group of five players on 69. Only nine players in the 34-man field were over par in Thursday’s light breezes — which were expected to be replaced by gusty winds on Friday. Despite the relatively benign conditions, it was an eventful day for two-time tournament winner Dustin Johnson. The former world number one’s one-under-par 72 included five birdies and an eagle along with a double-bogey seven at the par-five ninth and four bogeys. READ | Chiefs Head Into Postseason With Confidence Of Complete TeamREAD | Michael Schumacher’s Prophecy On Lewis Hamilton’s F1 Future Comes True; Watch Video center_img WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020 10:24 IST Chile’s Niemann Grabs Tournament Of Champions Lead Chile’s Joaquin Niemann, riding the confidence-boost of a Presidents Cup appearance, fired seven birdies in a seven-under-par 66 on Thursday to take a lead First Published: 3rd January, 2020 10:24 ISTlast_img read more

Second policeman killed within five days in Jamaica

first_imgSecond policeman killed within five days in JamaicaA policeman who was on suspension following a charge of murder, was killed in the central Jamaican parish of St. Catherine, early Tuesday.Courtney Linton, 35, who was attached to the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime branch was reportedly killed by a group of men.Policeman Killed in Ewarton, St. CatherineThe police report that officer Linton, was playing a sound system at a party in the community of Ewarton in the parish when the men stopped at the party, pulled guns and opened fire. Linton  was shot in the head and died on the scene.A 21 year-old man who was also shot in the incident, is being treated at hospital.The police reports say Linton was scheduled to return to court next month in relation to his murder charge. His murder comes just days after another cop was fatally shot in the parish of Manchester.Condolences again expressed by police chiefMeanwhile, Commissioner of Police George Quallo has again expressed sadness at the killing of another policeman, the second policeman killed in a five-day period.“On behalf of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, I offer condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. It is never easy to lose a loved one, and there are no words to describe the pain that is felt when hardened criminals snuff out a life without thought,” the commissioner said. “We, the JCF family, share your sorrow and offer you our support in this difficult time,” Quallo added.Last Friday Corporal Melvin Smith, who was assigned to the Community Safety and Security Branch in Manchester, was fatally shot about 8:00pm on Manchester Road in Mandeville, while assisting a citizen who was being robbed of his motorcycle.For recent article on this topic, visit the link: Jamaica police launch manhunt for cop killerlast_img read more

Kansas rips NCAA decision to declare Silvio De Sousa ineligible through next season

first_imgKansas is not getting power forward Silvio De Sousa back this season or even in the next one. And Kansas coach Bill Self is livid with the NCAA’s ruling, calling it “mean-spirited and vindictive.”First, the NCAA’s finding: “University of Kansas men’s basketball student-athlete Silvio De Sousa must sit out the remainder of the 2018-19 season and the 2019-20 season because his guardian received payment from a university booster and agent and agreed to receive additional funds from the same person,” the NCAA wrote in a statement.”According to the facts provided for purposes of the reinstatement request, De Sousa’s guardian received payment of $2,500 from an agent and booster of the school. He agreed to accept additional payment of $20,000 from the same individual and an Adidas employee for securing De Sousa’s enrollment at Kansas.” Related News “In my 30-plus years of coaching college basketball, I have never witnessed such a mean-spirited and vindictive punishment against a young man who did nothing wrong,” Self said in his statement released by the university. “To take away his opportunity to play college basketball is shameful and a failure of the NCAA. Silvio is a tremendous young man who absolutely deserves to be on the court with his teammates in a Jayhawk uniform. This process took way too long to address these issues. We will support Silvio as he considers his options.”Jayhawks athletic director Jeff Long was also forceful in his statement: “We are shocked and incensed by today’s decision, and we will immediately appeal as this was clearly an unfair and punitive ruling for a young man who had no knowledge of any NCAA violation, nor did Silvio personally benefit from the violation. While we will continue to work with the NCAA on the broader matter, we have an obligation and a desire to advocate for our student-athletes, and will continue to do that for an outstanding young man.”Statement from Head Basketball Coach Bill Self regarding the NCAA’s decision on Silvio De Sousa: pic.twitter.com/znPBrFsPCo— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) February 1, 2019De Sousa was a four-star forward coming out of IMG Academy in 2017. It is unclear if he will remain at Kansas, decide to enter the NBA Draft or go into the G-League. De Sousa played in 20 games between the regular season and NCAA Tournament for the Jayhawks last season. He averaged 4.0 points and 3.7 rebounds.The sophomore was being held out from all games this year as he was waiting for a ruling from the NCAA as he was named in the FBI corruption investigation into college basketball.The investigation exposed a scheme where shoe companies were paying families of players to go to certain schools with the anticipation they would sign with certain agents when they went in the draft.Self did not mince words in his response. Third basketball coach pleads guilty in recruiting scandallast_img read more

Southland Announces 2017 All-Conference Football Teams

first_img DB Raphael Lewis Houston Baptist Jr. Elk Grove, Calif. Southeastern Louisiana quarterback Lorenzo Nunez, a sophomore transfer from South Carolina, was tabbed Newcomer of the Year. In his debut year for the Lions, he threw for 1,101 yards and 11 touchdowns. Coach of the Year: Steve Campbell, Central ArkansasPlayer of the Year: Hayden Hildebrand, Central ArkansasOffensive Player of the Year: Davion Davis, Sam Houston StateDefensive Player of the Year: George Odum, Central ArkansasFreshman of the Year: Kierre Crossley, Central ArkansasNewcomer of the Year: Lorenzo Nunez, Southeastern LouisianaOffensive Lineman of the Year: John Cook, Central Arkansas DL Chris Terrell Central Arkansas So. Pensacola, Fla. In total, 19 of the honorees are returning all-Southland selections, led by four-time pick P.J. Hall of Sam Houston State. The senior defensive lineman racked up 40 tackles (15 for losses) and six sacks in nine games this season. OL Chandler Arceneaux2 Nicholls Jr. Bourg, La. Redshirt freshman Crossley led the ground attack for UCA, ranking first on the team with 770 rushing yards (70.00 per game) and was tied for second on the team with four touchdowns. DB Max Lyons Southeastern Louisiana Sr. Los Angeles, Calif. Pos. Name School Class Hometown OL Cade Camp Central Arkansas Sr. Allen, Texas Hildebrand led the nation in passing efficiency (181.3) and tossed 27 touchdowns to marshal the UCA offense in the regular season. He also ranked second in the FCS with 15.38 passing yards per completion. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas senior quarterback Hayden Hildebrand is the 2017 Southland Conference Football Player of the Year, the league announced Tuesday along with the all-conference selections. Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. OL Chris Zirkle Northwestern State Jr. League City, Texas OL Gilberto Garcia Central Arkansas Sr. Morrilton, Ark. AP Davion Davis Sam Houston State Jr. Hutto, Texas DB Dominique Hill2 McNeese Sr. Mansfield, La. 2017 Southland Conference Football Individual Superlative Winners DB George Odum2 Central Arkansas Sr. Millington, Tenn. LB Garrett Dolan2 Houston Baptist Sr. Mont Belvieu, Texas RB David Hamm McNeese Jr. Klein, Texas Honorable Mention: RB: Kierre Crossley, Central Arkansas; Derrick Mitchell, UIW; Justin Pratt, McNeese; Chris Jones, Northwestern State; Marcus Cooper, Southeastern Louisiana. TE/HB: Trevor Crain, Abilene Christian; Case Robinson, Lamar. WR: Troy Grant, Abilene Christian; Roman Gordon, Central Arkansas; Kent Shelby, McNeese. OL: Micah Parten, Central Arkansas; Terence Hickman II, UIW; Matt Oubre, Lamar; Eddie Houston, Nicholls; Jermaine Jones, Southeastern Louisiana; Tyler Tezeno, Sam Houston State; Devonte Jones, Stephen F. Austin. AP: Cedric Battle, Central Arkansas. PK: Matt Cummins, Central Arkansas; Dillon Burkhard, Southeastern Louisiana. P: Patrick Ponder, Central Arkansas. DL: Tyler Helaire, Houston Baptist; Manasseh Miles, Lamar; Jammerio Gross-Whitaker, McNeese; Obinna Iheoma, Northwestern State; Lyn Clark, Northwestern State; Lamont Alexander, Stephen F. Austin. LB: James Graves, Central Arkansas; Cody Moncure, Houston Baptist; Mar’kel Cooks, UIW; B.J. Blunt, McNeese; Tevin Lawson, Nicholls; Jake Jiannoni, Southeastern Louisiana. DB: Brandon Richmond, Abilene Christian; Jaylon Lofton, Central Arkansas; Andre Fuller, McNeese; Isaac Warren, Northwestern State; Adrian Contreras, Sam Houston State; Jaylen Thomas, Sam Houston State; Mayori Ellison, Southeastern Louisiana. All-Southland Conference teams are voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To receive honorable mention, a player must appear on 25 percent of ballots. LB Sione Teuhema2 Southeastern Louisiana Sr. Keller, Texas WR Nathan Stewart2 Sam Houston State So. Dallas, Texas WR Brandon Cox Central Arkansas Sr. Conway, Ark. DB Nate Jones Lamar Jr. Mansfield, Texas Hildebrand is one of five individual superlative honorees from this season’s UCA team. Head coach Steve Campbell was named Coach of the Year, senior defensive back George Odum was named Defensive Player of the Year, running back Kierre Crossley earned Freshman of the Year honors and junior John Cook was voted Offensive Lineman of the Year. DL Eric Jackson Central Arkansas Sr. Apopka, Fla. WR Tamrick Pace Stephen F. Austin So. Brownsboro, Texas AP Desmond Hite UIW So. Cypress, Texas LB Ashari Goins2 McNeese Sr. Monroe, La. Pos. Name School Class Hometown OL Maea Teuhema Southeastern Louisiana Jr. Keller, Texas OL John Cook2 Central Arkansas Jr. Grenada, Miss. LB Sam Denmark3 Abilene Christian Sr. Las Cruces, N.M. TE/HB Ragan Henderson Sam Houston State Sr. Rice, Texas DL Chris Chambers Central Arkansas Sr. Pearl, Miss. PK Lorran Fonseca Nicholls Jr. Hercules, Calif. LB Justin Johnson2 Sam Houston State Sr. Converse, Texas PR Davion Davis Sam Houston State Jr. Hutto, Texas In his fourth year with the program, head coach Campbell led the Bears to their first outright Southland championship with an undefeated 9-0 conference season – also a program-first.center_img DL P.J. Hall4 Sam Houston State Sr. Seguin, Texas QB Hayden Hildebrand2 Central Arkansas Sr. Bossier City, La. RB Corey Avery3 Sam Houston State Sr. Dallas, Texas KR Desmond Hite UIW So. Cypress, Texas PK Gunnar Raborn McNeese Jr. Lafayette, La. WR Damion Jeanpiere Nicholls Jr. Kenner, La. DB Alize Ward Stephen F. Austin So. San Diego, Calif. QB Jeremiah Briscoe2 Sam Houston State Sr. Houston, Texas RB Carlos Blackman Central Arkansas So. Gosnell, Ark. RB Kyran Irvin Nicholls So. Darrow, La. 2017 Southland Conference Football First Team All-Conference Defense WR Yedidiah Louis3 Sam Houston State Sr. New Orleans, La. DB Tremon Smith3 Central Arkansas Sr. Anniston, Ala. Odum was a driving force behind the Central Arkansas defense this year, ranking sixth in the country with 6.5 solo tackles per game. He registered 106 total tackles for the Bears, including 8.0 for losses and four sacks. KR Juwan Petit-Frere Southeastern Louisiana So. Orlando, Fla. OL Ryan Hanley Nicholls Jr. Metaire, La. The Bearkats led the way with 13 total all-conference selections while the Bears earned 12. Nicholls garnered 10 total spots, followed by McNeese (six) and Southeastern Louisiana (five). Houston Baptist, UIW and Stephen F. Austin all earned three picks while Abilene Christian, Lamar and Northwestern State all named a lone member to the all-conference teams. LB Allen Pittman2 Nicholls So. St. Rose, La. OL Eric David Sam Houston State So. Richmond, Texas P Christian Guzman Houston Baptist Sr. Brookshire, Texas WR Davion Davis2 Sam Houston State Jr. Hutto, Texas 2017 Southland Conference Football First Team All-Conference Offense 2017 Southland Conference Football Second Team All-Conference Defense TE/HB Lawayne Ross McNeese So. Richwood, Texas DL Sully Laiche2 Nicholls So. Gramercy, La. DL John Franklin3 Stephen F. Austin Sr. Greenville, Texas DL Kenny Dotson Nicholls Jr. Plaquemine, La. DL Chris Stewart Sam Houston State Jr. Petal, Miss. Cook was one of three Central Arkansas offensive linemen named to the first team, a corps that surrendered a Southland-best six sacks and helped clear the gaps for the league’s second-best rushing offense (207.8 yards per game) in all games.Offensive Player of the Year was awarded to Davion Davis of Sam Houston State, who was also named a first team wide receiver, offensive all-purpose player and punt returner. The junior out of Hutto, Texas, was top five nationally in four different categories: First in punt return touchdowns (two), second in receiving touchdowns (14), second in total touchdowns (17) and fifth in scoring (9.3 points per game). His 102 total points scored is third in the FCS, one point behind fellow Bearkat, placekicker Tre Honshtein. OL Mitchell Watanabe Sam Houston State Jr. San Antonio, Texas Pos. Name School Class Hometown OL Andy Dodd McNeese Gr. Lindale, Ga. 2017 Southland Conference Football Second Team All-Conference Offense DB Corey Abraham Nicholls Jr. Breaux Bridge, La. DB Juan Jackson Central Arkansas So. Gardendale, Ala. Pos. Name School Class Hometown P Joe Zema UIW Gr. Melbourne, Australia PR Max Lyons Southeastern Louisiana Sr. Los Angeles, Calif. DB Ahmani Martin Nicholls Jr. Reserve, La.last_img read more

Import wants more from Iriga teammates after win over BaliPure

first_imgThe 6-foot-2 open spiker, who came from a tour of duty in Switzerland, said the Lady Oragons had a lot to work on in training despite the victory.“These are hardworking guys and tonight we are learning a lot of things that we can improve at,” said Ubben, who made seven kill-blocks, 13 excellent digs and 15 excellent receptions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFellow import Lauren Whyte added 17 points, while Hezzymie Acuna and Grazzielle Bombita chipped in nine and seven points, respectively.“We don’t know how we would come out tonight with my new teammates, but getting the win is always good,” added Ubben. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Earlier, Instituto Estetico Manila dealt Army its second straight defeat, carving out a 25-22, 23-25, 25-22, 25-14 victory to join Air Force and newcomer Vice Co in the early lead in the men’s division.Meanwhile, Air Force repulsed PLDT, 25-15, 22-25, 24-26, 25-15, 15-12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ It helped that the Lady Oragons faced the Purest Water Defenders, who were led by young and inexperienced players.UAAP juniors MVP Mhicaela Belen and fellow National University spiker Princess Robles were the go-to girls of the Purest Water Defenders.Belen topscored with 17, for BaliPure-NU while Robles and import Alexis Matthews had 15 points each.Iriga-Navy took the first two sets and appeared ready for a sweep until the Lady Oragons, cheered upon by Iriga City Mayor Madelaine Alfelor, fell into complacency in the third frame.Despite the loss, BaliPure hopes to bounce back in their succeeding games with Janisa Johnson expected to suit up as the team’s other reinforcement.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Joyme Cagande of Balipure try to score off the Iriga Phl Navy , at the Filoil arena in San Juan .INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZFor Macy Ubben, getting the win on her first match with Iriga-Navy is good. But finding out that there’s room for improvement is a lot better.The native of Ackley, Iowa, unloaded 26 points to power Iriga-Navy past BaliPure-NU, 25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 25-19, Wednesday night in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at FilOil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Junior Blu Girls gear up for Asian tilt In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Pres. Sirleaf to Dedicate Chief Suah Koko Center

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is expected to perform the dedicatory ceremony for Chief Suah Koko Center for Rural Women’s Empowerment on Monday, June 9, at the Angie Brooks International Center (ABIC) for Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security.The ceremony is part of a number of activities commemorating the five-year anniversary of the ABIC.The event will take place at the newly constructed edifice of the Chief Suah Koko Center situated on the campus of Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County and will be graced by senior government officials, traditional leaders, local authorities, national and international partners including the Executive Director of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), Dr. Theodosia Sowa. The Suah Koko Center will be ‘first-a-center’ that will provide for the exclusive training, development and empowerment of rural women in Liberia.  It is named in honor of Madam Suah Koko, a prominent and renowned Liberian female paramount chief in the 1800s.  She is known historically as a legendary peacemaker and stateswoman, when women were rarely seen and even more rarely heard.  Her diplomatic forays to get warring chiefs to join the Republic of Liberia and establish a strong nation is still unsurpassed.The completion of the physical structure of the Chief Suah Koko Center fulfills a promise by President Sirleaf at the launch of the Angie Brooks International Center for Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security in Fendell during the International Women’s Colloquium on March 8, 2009.During that event, President Sirleaf praised women, whose contributions to Liberia remain of great historical significance, pinpointing Madam Suah Koko, as a national hero. The President stated that whereas, Angie Brooks was Liberia’s icon, admired and respected within the international circle, Madam Suah Koko was an emblem of peace and was hailed nationally for her numerous contributions to the Republic of Liberia. The Liberian leader noted that based on these contributions, a center specifically for the empowerment and capacity building of rural women would be constructed in honor of Madam Suah Koko.The Angie Brooks International Center then committed itself to secure funding for the construction of the Chief Suah Koko Center with the intent to create linkage between the two entities and to support the Liberian Government’s endeavor to empower women through the Ministry of Gender and Development. The project started since 2010 with support from national and international partners including the Government of Canada and ECOBank Liberia.  The government through the office of the President provided the remaining funding for the successful completion of the Center.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cosmetologist charged for throwing muddy water at PPP protesters

first_imgThe woman, who allegedly threw dirty gutter water on a group of People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) protesters on July 19, 2019, at Barrack and High Streets, Georgetown, was on Monday charged for the offence and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Cassandra Amsterdam being escorted from the scene Friday lastCassandra AmsterdamCassandra Amsterdam, 24, who is a squatter at Lot 48 Barrack and High Streets, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus and initially pleaded guilty to the charge.In an explanation to the court, she claimed that on July 19, her child was asleep and the protesters were making “a set of unnecessary noise in front her house”.Amsterdam further claimed that she threw a cup of clean water into the crowd but it did not catch anyone, after which she apologised for the act.The Magistrate, after listening to the woman’s explanation, entered a not guilty plea on her behalf. The woman was released on $5000 bail and the case was adjourned.Reports are on July 19, as hundreds of PPP supporters were protesting in front of the Guyana Elections Commission, Amsterdam hurled expletives at the protesters and then proceeded into her home, brought out a cutlass and threatened the peaceful protesters.The woman along with others in the yard were seen with knives in their hands threatening the protesters. Several of the protesters said that Amsterdam then took a bucket and dipped it in a nearby gutter and threw the muddy water at them. She then ran inside, picked up a pitchfork and proceeded to exit the yard with intentions of confronting the protesters.Police ranks who were stationed at the protest quickly disarmed the pregnant woman and arrested her. She was then taken away in handcuffs.last_img read more