Sharing is caring! FaithLifestyle Unusual situation develops at a church in Cuba by: – September 13, 2011 25 Views no discussions Share Share Tweet Havana, Cuba (NTN24) – Cuban police surrounded a Pentecostal. Photo credit:ntn24.comHAVANA, Cuba (South Journal) — The Pentecostal Evangelical Church, located in the Havana Municipality of Centro Habana in Cuba, has presented an unusual situation for several days, after a prolonged stay inside the building by 60 people, including 19 minors and 4 pregnant women, who are meeting in a closed-door religious service, according to an official note released by Cuban Television on Sunday.The people, who have remained voluntarily inside the temple since August 21, were called in by citizen Braulio Herrera, who was dismissed as a pastor in May 2010 by his own religious denomination due to internal reasons.Given this unusual situation, a group of relatives of those inside the temple called the authorities over their concern, particularly about the children, who are not attending their schools and about the pregnant women, who are not receiving medical attention.In the circumstances, local authorities have protected the place and have offered medical attention, as well as exchanging views with relatives, religious leaders and some members of the congregation.Following these exchanges with those in charge of the religious service, a medical team evaluated the health situation of the pregnant women, who decided to stay inside the building. However, they were alerted that staying there without specialized care could affect their health. Other concerns dealt with during the exchange was that time is running and the children are not attending school.Public order authorities will maintain security measures to avoid any incident and offered the local population their apologies for any inconvenience, the official note explained and added that the necessary actions to find a favourable solution to this situation will continue to be taken.The situation is foreign to local authorities, who have reiterated their will to cooperate with the relatives, the community and the representatives of the religious institutions involved, concluded the official note.Caribbean News Now Share
Honor your country today and enjoy being with your family. This is the official beginning of summer. I hope the weather is and you have many enjoyable outings. I imagine many of these family outings will involve sports in one way or another. Don’t get too sunburned playing volleyball or softball.
The Wales defender and Richards were booked but it at least brought a dire game to life. Rudy Gestede headed Bacuna’s corner over soon after in Villa’s best chance of the half but they wasted a fine opening minutes after the restart. Swansea were still sleeping when Jack Grealish broke and found Agbonlahor but the forward shot wide with Ayew free in the area. Villa had upped their game but Gomis escaped their attention on 59 minutes only to drag his angled effort wide. The game had sparked to life and it then exploded after two moments involving brothers Andre and Jordan Ayew. First, Swansea’s Andre Ayew was denied by a fine point-blank save from Brad Guzan after the keeper rushed out to block the striker’s effort from Gomis’ cross. Instantly, Villa broke and Agbonlahor worked his way into the area to set up Jordan Ayew, who was left free at the far post to head in for a 62nd-minute opener. However, Villa’s lead lasted just six minutes when Richards brought down Sigurdsson and the midfielder brilliantly curled into the bottom corner from 25 yards. It took the sting out of Villa and they struggled to break down the well-drilled Swans. The Ayew brothers swapped half chances in the final 10 minutes before Andre had the final say with three minutes left. Villa were too open on the right and allowed Kyle Naughton to cross for Andre Ayew to convert from close range. It was a damming blow for Villa and there seemed to be drama after the final whistle as the players came off, with the tunnel rocking from side to side forcing stewards to rush in. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Tim Sherwood jokes he’ll just turn his phone off to avoid any calls from the board at #avfc – if they come. Pressure on Sherwood though.” – PA reporter @nickmashiter. https://twitter.com/nickmashiter/status/657956916312805376 PLAYER RATINGS (Out of 10) Aston Villa Brad Guzan – 6 Alan Hutton – 6 Joleon Lescott – 6 Micah Richards – 6 Kieran Richardson – 6 Leandro Bacuna – 6 Idrissa Gana – 6 Jack Grealish – 6 Jordan Ayew – 6 Rudy Gestede – 6 Gabby Agbonlahor – 6 Substitutes Carles Gil – 6 Adama Traore – 6 Swansea: Lukasz Fabianski – 6 Kyle Naughton – 6 Ashley Williams – 6 Federico Fernandez – 6 Neil Taylor – 6 Ki Sung-yueng – 6 Jonjo Shelvey – 6 Gylfi Sigurdsson – 7 Jefferson Montero – 6 Andre Ayew – 7 Bafetimbi Gomis – 6 Substitutes Modou Barrow – 6 Jack Cork – 6 Eder – 6 STAR MAN Andre Ayew: The striker settled the game with a composed and neat finish and clinch a vital win for Swansea. He could have had an earlier goal but was denied by Brad Guzan’s fine save just seconds before Villa took the lead. It was a sign of a good striker who waited for his chance in a game which rarely sparked until the late drama. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Andre Ayew’s late winner: Potentially pushed Tim Sherwood closer to the exit door at Aston Villa. The forward cashed in on slack Villa defending to prod in from close range after his brother Jordan had given Villa a second-half lead. It could have serious ramifications at Villa Park and settled a poor game. Ayew will have got one over on his brother, despite his sibling opening his account for Villa, to take the family bragging rights. MOAN OF THE MATCH The Barclays Premier League is regularly billed as the best league in the world but there was little evidence of that claim at Villa Park. Both sides are struggling for form but Garry Monk at least took the points during a game where more of the spotlight was on the managers. Villa fans booed their side off at the break and full time and while the game improved in the second half it will never be a marked down as a classic. VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT Tim Sherwood was left motionless after Ayew’s late winner piled the pressure on him at Villa. The manager has now seen his team lose their last six league games and they are winless in the Barclays Premier League since the opening day. The pressure lifted off Garry Monk as Swansea ended their six-game run without a win but all eyes will be on Sherwood and whether he can hang onto his job. WHO’S UP NEXT? Southampton v Aston Villa (Capital One Cup, Wednesday October 28) Swansea v Arsenal (Premier League, Saturday October 31) Tim Sherwood’s reign at Aston Villa is in serious jeopardy after Swansea struck a killer blow at Villa Park. Andre Ayew bagged a late winner as the Swans claimed a 2-1 victory to seal a first win since August and ease any pressure on manager Garry Monk. But Sherwood is now under immense scrutiny at Villa after they blew a second-half lead to continue their winless run. Villa have won just once in the Barclays Premier League this season and remain stuck in the drop zone, four points from the safety line, following a sixth straight league defeat. Jordan Ayew’s first goal for the club was cancelled out by Gylfi Sigurdsson’s excellent free-kick and Sherwood’s job is now in serious danger. It was a dramatic end to a terrible game but at least Swansea will take solace after they ended a six-match winless streak. The first half was littered with errors and sloppy play but Federico Fernandez should have fired Swansea ahead after 13 minutes. Villa had looked suspect at set-pieces and the Swans nearly cashed in from one Jonjo Shelvey delivery only for Fernandez to balloon over from Bafetimbi Gomis’ knockdown. There was barely any edge to a tepid game, with Swansea unable to flow in the face of Villa’s gritty, if predictable, efforts. Aside from comfortably claiming free-kicks from Kieran Richardson and Leandro Bacuna, Swans goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski had little to do. The only serious action in his area came after half an hour when Micah Richards and Fernandez squared up, prompting Ashley Williams to confront Richards. Press Association
Manhattan looks for home win vs Niagara February 6, 2020 Associated Press BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Marcus Hammond is averaging 13.5 points and four rebounds to lead the charge for the Purple Eagles. James Towns is also a key contributor, accounting for 12 points per game. The Jaspers have been led by Pauly Paulicap, who is averaging 9.3 points and 6.4 rebounds.MAAC IMPROVEMENT: The Jaspers have scored 66.7 points per game against conference opponents thus far, an improvement from the 60.2 per game they recorded against non-conference foes.MIGHTY MARCUS: Hammond has connected on 39.4 percent of the 104 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 8 of 22 over his last five games. He’s also converted 82.2 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Niagara is 0-9 when scoring fewer than 64 points and 7-5 when scoring at least 64.BEHIND THE ARC: Manhattan’s Samir Stewart has attempted 119 3-pointers and connected on 28.6 percent of them, and is 6 for 23 over the last three games.BALL SECURITY: The diligent Niagara offense has turned the ball over on 15.8 percent of its possessions, the 16th-best mark in Division I. 21 percent of all Manhattan possessions have resulted in a turnover (the Jaspers are ranked 291st, nationally). ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNiagara (7-14, 5-5) vs. Manhattan (9-10, 5-5)Draddy Gymnasium, Riverdale, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Manhattan looks for its seventh straight win over Niagara at Draddy Gymnasium. The last victory for the Purple Eagles at Manhattan was a 60-56 win on Feb. 17, 2013.
Nigeria won 12 gold and 10 silver medals at the last 2017 Winter Special Olympic Games in Austria, where the country was represented by 22 athletes.The country will now hope to do better in Abu Dhabi, where Nigeria will participate in eight sporting events including: athletics, badminton, basketball, football, table-tennis, volleyball, swimming and cycling.The competition is expected to bring together about 7,000 athletes, 3,000 coaches, 1,500 officials, 20,000 volunteers, 3,000 invited guests, 6,000 family members and over 500,000 spectators from over 170 countries.It will be the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Special Olympics, and the beginning of the next 50 years of the inclusion movement.An official promo for Abu Dhabi 2019 read: “The Games will serve to expand worldwide commitment for the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in all areas of life and create a platform for a public education campaign to increase understanding, respect, and tolerance around the world.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Team Nigeria’s contingent to the 2019 Special Olympics’ World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arabs Emirates is bracing up for the start of the sports fiesta on March 14.To ensure good outing at the games next month, Special Olympics Nigeria is preparing a 86-person delegation for the trip to Abu Dhabi.The delegation with have 60 athletes and 26 officials, who will grace the Games from March 14th to 21st, with high hopes of returning home with laurels from the competition, which holds every two years.
First to Score Victory Jinx Finally BrokenThe jinx of scoring first and ending up winner of the match was finally broken on Sunday when the Teranga Lions of Senegal came from behind to tame the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the first semi final match played at the 30th June Stadium in Cairo. The Super Eagles Nigeria failed to upturn the tradition in their match against Algeria. The Fennec went ahead courtesy of an own goal conceded by William Troost Ekong in the 40th minute but that was equalised by Odion Ighalo in the 72nd minute. Hope was dashed when Riyad Mahrez buried the winner on the dot of time to give the North African, side the final ticket.Coincidence of Jersey Numbers In last Sunday’s semi final matches, Senegal’s goalkeeper, Abdul Gomes wore jersey Number 23 which took him to the final. Tunisia’s goalkeeper Mohammed Hassen was in jersey Number 16. Fate has put him to play in third place match this evening. Algerian goalkeeper Adi-Rais Cobos Mbolhi was in jersey Number 23 he would play in the final match on Friday while his opposite number in that match with Nigeria Daniel Akpeyi who wore number 16 will play in third place match as well. This was a case of lucky and unlucky numbers!Senegal, Algeria on the threshold of HistoryWhile Senegal will be looking forward to their first final match since Mali 2002 when they lost on penalties to Cameroon, Algeria on the other hand also last played in the final way back in 1990 when they played host to the tournament. The Algerians won by a lone against Nigeria. On Friday, it will be a case of first time winner against a team hoping to win a second time in their football history.African Coaches Rule the FinalWhen coach Alain Giresse failed to win against Senegal in the first semi final clash on Sunday, it means that the final match would be a clash of indigenous coaches because Aliou Cisse will be in the dugout for the Teranga Lions while former Algerian international, Djamel Belmadi will occupy the opposing dug out after he eliminated Franco-German Gernot Rohr of Nigeria.‘Ugwu Green’ Jersey Jinx Continues for EaglesWhen the Super Eagles filed played Algeria last Sunday, many Nigerian fans doubted if Super Eagles will win the encounter considering the number of games the country has lost wearing that ‘Ugwu Green’ home jersey. Super Eagles have failed to win all important matches played in that colour till date. At the last World Cup finals in Russia, Nigeria lost 0-2 to Croatia, but won 2-0 against Iceland in the away jersey. Nigeria again lost 1-2 to Argentina in the group’s final match in that same ‘Ugwu Green’ jersey. Here in Egypt, it was the same jersey they wore in the 0-2 loss to Madagascar in the final group match in Alexandria. Now, the jinx lives on!Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Wisconsin captain Rae Lin D\’Alie scored eight points and had four steals in the Badgers\’ win over Penn State last night at the Kohl Center.[/media-credit]It came down to the end once again Thursday, but this time Wisconsin came out on top, securing a 58-52 victory over Penn State at the Kohl Center.The game paralleled the first meeting between the two teams, with the game being close throughout and the Badgers holding off a late Nittany Lion rally.The difference, however, was Tyra Grant’s inability to make shots down the stretch — including a pair of late jumpers — followed by crucial Badger rebounds in Thursday’s game that led UW to the line.“I definitely felt like we had the opportunity to pull the game out down the stretch,” Penn State head coach Coquese Washington said. “Our turnovers and fouls were the difference in the game.”Wisconsin went to the line 23 times in the game, hitting on 14 attempts, including 5-for-9 from the charity stripe from forward Tara Steinbauer.The 6-foot-1-inch junior led the Badgers with 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the floor and 10 rebounds, earning her first career double-double.Of Steinbauer’s 10 boards, five of them came on the offensive glass, including a big rebound on a missed layup by guard Alyssa Karel with just under a minute remaining.“Her offensive rebound late in the game — inside of a minute — was huge for us,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said. “It may have been the difference maker.”Also scoring in double figures for Wisconsin was Karel with 15 points and forward Lin Zastrow, who added 11.Zastrow and Karel each scored six points in the first half, despite playing only nine minutes apiece due to early foul trouble.“I went out there (and) just played aggressive,” Zastrow said. “(I) tried to play more confident than I usually do and we got a win.”The Badgers took control of the game early with a 9-0 run to push the lead to 15-5 with 10:12 to play in the period. Penn State fought back as the teams exchanged 7-0 runs to make it a 22-12 game with just over five minutes remaining in the first half.Over the final five minutes, the Nittany Lions outscored the Badgers 7-4 to cut the lead to seven points at the half. Grant, who led all scorers with 24 points, scored 12 of PSU’s 19 points before the break.Wisconsin made another run to open the second half, extending its lead to 13 — its biggest of the game — on a careless PSU turnover that allowed guard Rae Lin D’Alie to make an uncontested layup. With the Badgers leading 32-19, Washington called a 30-second timeout to stop UW’s momentum.It seemed to work as Penn State got things rolling, going on a 14-1 run to tie the game at 33 with 12:16 to play in the game, evoking bad memories of the Badgers’ trip to PSU.When the two teams played last on Jan. 22, UW owned a 17-point lead before letting Penn State reel off 19 unanswered to take the lead. This time, however, D’Alie and the Badgers weren’t about to let the Nittany Lions take over the game.“At that point — I think we were on the free-throw line — I was so mad and I’m just like, ‘Let’s just get it done … this is not happening to us again, we’re going to pull this out,’” D’Alie said. “I just believe this is our breaking point.”The Badgers responded, outscoring the Nittany Lions 15-5 over the next seven minutes to push the lead back to 10 points at 48-38. Unfortunately for UW, Penn State was not ready to give up just yet.PSU made another comeback, outscoring Wisconsin 12-4 to cut the lead to two with just over a minute remaining.It appeared the game was heading in much the same direction as their previous meeting, but Wisconsin held off Penn State with a pair of shots from the field and a pair of free throws.The win snaps a five-game losing streak for the Badgers that started three weeks ago at Penn State, earning them their 15th win of the season, just one shy of last season’s total.“I’m proud of our team,” Stone said. “This, hopefully, is the game that jumpstarts our team, (and) breaks us through the ice as we get rolling into the tournament.”
Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm NEWARK, N.J. — Scoop Jardine knows the curveball is coming. It’s not going to stop. In preparation for it, on certain plays, he tests the waters with specific sets and attacks to see what the opposition has transformed into: zone or man-to-man.A changeup may be a better way to describe it, though, as all season Syracuse’s opponents have changed up their defenses in an attempt to throw the fastbreak-friendly No. 4 Orange off. From play to play. Sometimes, even, in-play.‘We have seen it all year,’ Jardine said. ‘A lot of teams are playing us zone. And some matchup.’Through 15 games, the point guard Jardine and SU surfed through early season struggles and adjusted well to the two-faced defenses of Detroit, William & Mary and a bevy of other opponents. But Saturday, Seton Hall threw a little extra, tenacious kink against Syracuse’s offensive attack. It threw Jardine off as he directed SU to a season-low 20 first-half points.The 20 points left SU head coach Jim Boeheim without answers at the postgame podium in the Prudential Center as to why the Orange’s offensive attack stalled. The rhythm wasn’t there.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘For whatever reason, we lost our offensive rhythm,’ Boeheim said. ‘We have been playing with great offensive rhythm.’Jardine, Joseph and Triche said the lack of rhythm stemmed from the back-and-forth from zone to man of Seton Hall. Solemnly sitting with an ice pack on his leg postgame, Joseph said SU has several offensive sets that are affected against the zone. It has the veteran slightly concerned heading into a date with St. John’s matchup-zone Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.Until then, Joseph, Jardine and Triche are left to think about the plays that affected SU’s sets in Newark Saturday. They were the story of the first half. And the play that ended the half encapsulated it all.After Boeheim took a timeout with 30 seconds left in the half, SU up two, he schemed an attacking play for Jardine. The original plan consisted of flanking four total SU players — two apiece on the left and right — each duo an arm’s length from the sideline. Then SU would take time off the clock while Jardine, Triche and Dion Waiters passed the ball amongst themselves. At the right time, Jardine would drive the lane, while Joseph and James Southerland cut backdoor, and he would either lob it to one of them or shoot himself.But that plan was for man-to-man defense.And the plan ended up falling apart in Triche’s hands as he forced a drive to the basket against the SHU zone. Jardine and Triche both recognized Seton Hall’s switch and tried to communicate to each other, with Jardine motioning for Triche to go inside, Triche said. Triche tried to make a one-on-one play against the Zone, but turned the ball over on a SHU trap in the lane.It was just one breakdown, but a breakdown which shows the No. 4 team in the nation still has kinks to iron out. Kinks that Big East teams will continue to try and prod out of Jardine and the Orange.‘On that play,’ Jardine said. ‘They started out, we thought they were going to be in man. And Triche thought they were going to be in man, and just dribble to try and get something going.’email@example.com
West Indies Women saved their worst performance for the final One-Day International, as they went under by 205 runs to suffer the ignominy of another whitewash on New Zealand soil on Sunday.Asked to chase an improbable target of 311 at Hagley Oval, the Caribbean side were rolled over without so much as a whimper for a paltry 105, to suffer their third straight defeat in the series.Captain Stafanie Taylor top-scored with 26 but was the only one to pass 20 as her side’s batting declined badly to record their second lowest ODI total in two years.On their last tour here four years ago, Windies Women were also swept 3-0 in a the one-day series, before going on to lose the five-match Twenty20 series 4-0.