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  • McNeese’s Gilroy & ACU’s Parmelly Earn F.L. McDonald Scholarship

    first_imgIn addition to her competitive skills, Gilroy put her mathematical talents to good use analyzing team data in areas such as time management, sleep patterns and study habits. This information was presented at team meetings to help maximize performance in all areas. She was also able to tutor her teammates in math. Parmelly plans to work on a graduate certificate in conflict management and, following that course work, he would like to attend seminary and work towards becoming an overseas missionary.Gilroy and Parmelly were chosen from a pool of more than 15 fellow classmates and graduated student-athletes. Applicants must have at least a 3.75 GPA and have lettered at least two seasons at the nominating institution. Each recipient must enroll in a full-time graduate program within one year of receiving the award. A captain of the 2019 Abilene Christian squad, the offensive lineman has played in 34 consecutive games entering the 2020 season. Last week he was named the 2020 Wildcat Club Male Student-Athlete of the Year. After spending a year as a teacher’s assistant, she taught her own classes in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 within the mathematics department. She is a member of the Mathematical Association of America (MMA) and the Pi Mu Epsilon honorary national mathematics society. She worked with prospective students in the department of mathematical sciences and graded MathCounts exams for a middle school competition the past four years. Haile Gilroy, McNeese Track & FieldGilroy boasted a perfect 4.0 grade point average as she earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in mathematics during her four years as a cross country and track & field student-athlete at McNeese, where she is coached by her father Brendon Gilroy. She plans to attend Auburn University to obtain her PhD in Mathematics. The F.L. McDonald Scholarship is the league’s ultimate academic honor for graduating student-athletes. The award is presented annually to one female and one male student-athlete and is selected by the Southland Conference Faculty Athletic Representative Committee. The $5,000 scholarship must be applied to graduate study at an institution of the recipient’s choice. He is also a member of Gamma Sigma Phi, a Christian-centered social club. In May 2018, Parmelly served on an international mission trip to Ghana, Africa, with the ACU Missions Departments. The following Spring in a partnership with his church in Abilene, he traveled to Dubai to work with a student ministry therecenter_img Parmelly volunteers with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) by serving as a student leader among his peers as well as local middle schoolers. He served as a FCA representative at New Student Orientation and worked the FCA’s golf fundraiser to help send kids to camp. Earlier this year, he volunteered at the Senior Health Fair/Expo by taking vitals of the participants and educating them with nutritional advice. He has also been a leader with the football team’s annual Spring Cleanup, where they go into the Abilene community to check on the elderly, help with tasks like mowing lawns, and engaging them as ACU campus representatives. The award was established in 1996 in memory of Dr. F.L. McDonald, a former president of Lamar University and 1999 Southland Hall of Honor inductee. McDonald was serving as Lamar’s president in 1963 when the Southland Conference was established. He is considered one of the league’s founding fathers. The pair will be recognized this evening during the Southland’s Virtual Awards Show at 5 p.m. on Facebook Live. After earning her PhD, she hopes to teach at a university like McNeese that values teaching and researching equally. With her perspective as a student-athlete, she hopes to help build cooperative relationships between academic and athletic departments once she becomes a professor.Kade Parmelly, Abilene Christian FootballParmelly excelled in the classroom and compiled a 3.96 GPA as he completed his undergraduate degree in kinesiology in three years. He was a recipient of the Dean’s List Award every semester at ACU and a two-time Southland Football All-Academic Team member. FRISCO, Texas – McNeese track & field student-athlete Haile Gilroy and Abilene Christian football student-athlete Kade Parmelly have been awarded the 2020 F.L. McDonald Postgraduate Scholarships, Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett announced Tuesday.last_img read more

  • St Jago, Edwin Allen take control at Central Champs

    first_imgEDWIN Allen’s Shannon Kallawan and St Jago’s Timor Barrett stole the show on yesterday’s opening day of the Digicel-sponsored Central Championships at GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sports, as both recorded lifetime bests in winning the Open 400m hurdles event. After producing two sub-60-second clockings in her two races so far this season, Kallawan was in devastating form in the second section of the girls’ Open 400m hurdles final. In a very competitive race, which included four athletes who have gone sub 60 seconds so far this season, Kallawan, despite pressure most of the way from Vere’s 15-year-old Sanique Walker found extra gear over the final hurdle to record an impressive 57.20-second win. It was also a career best for Walker, as she clocked 58.93 for second, with Shian Salmon (Hydel), who won Section One, third overall in 1:01.30. Barrett clocked his second sub-53-second time this season as he made a late surge in the final 100m to get by early leader Ryan Holmes (Edwin Allen) to clock 52.26 seconds. Holmes ran a personal best of 52.70 seconds for the runner-up spot, with third going to Manchester High’s Nicholas Alexander, who won heat two in 55.19 seconds. “I am very pleased with my time today as I was following the instructions of my coach to execute well,” said Barrett, who stated that he is looking forward to the remainder of the season. There were also some good results in the field with Vere’s Class Three athlete Brittany Anderson leading the way in the long jump. Despite competing in a strong headwind, she produced 5.75m to win the event ahead of the Edwin Allen duo of Lotiva Brown, 5.59m, and Danae Bailey, 5.39m. It was one-two for Hydel in the girls’ triple jump open as Britney Kerr won with 12.25m ahead of teammate Samara Spencer (12.08m), with third going to Cathilee Mullings (Holmwood), 11.92m. St Jago’s Romario Douglas captured the Class One high jump with 2.05m ahead of Old Harbour’s Ryan Brown, with 1.95m, with third going to Tony Haughton, also of St Jago, with 1.85m. At press time last night, defending girls’ champion Edwin Allen were in front with 101 points, followed by Hydel (57), Vere Technical (45), Holmwood (35.5) and St Jago (26). On the male side, former champions St Jago (90 points) had a commanding lead. Edwin Allen (33), Clarendon College (25), Old Harbour (14) and Glenmuir (14) completed the top five. The championships will come to an end today. GOODRESULTSlast_img read more

  • Portland wins 12th straight with win over Detroit

    first_imgDetroit Pistons guard Dwight Buycks tries to get past Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard says Portland’s current streak is more about the Blazers than their opponents.Lillard had 24 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and the Blazers beat the Detroit Pistons 100-87 on Saturday night for their 12th straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT “During this entire run a lot of the things we’ve done have been about us,” Lillard said. “Us communicating, being on the string defensively, locking into the scouting report and knowing what hurt us the last time we played these teams, and also trusting each other on offense, and making other teams have to work to stop us instead of being easy to guard.”CJ McCollum added 16 points for the Blazers, who have the longest current winning streak in the league. It’s the longest streak for the franchise since it won 13 in a row in December 2007.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPortland (43-26) also earned its season-best ninth straight home win — a timely streak as it tries to hold on to third place in the Western Conference standings.While the Blazers are soaring, the Pistons are struggling. Andre Drummond had 18 points and 22 rebounds in Detroit’s 12th consecutive road loss. Blake Griffin had 15 points.The Pistons (30-39) have dropped eight of 10 overall, and currently sit in ninth place in the East.Coach Stan Van Gundy was fuming after the game about the officiating.“They held and grabbed on every play and they got away with fouls all over the place. We got absolutely screwed all night,” Van Gundy said. “Luke (Kennard) makes a back cut to the basket on an out-of-bounds play, gets knocked down, they end up with two points on the other end. Blake has two straight drives in the fourth that he gets hammered on. He gets screwed twice.”While Van Gundy said he didn’t want to take anything away from the Blazers, he said the officiating made their defense look good. He called the game embarrassing for the league.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trail Blazers: Terry Stotts tied Nate McMillan for third-most victories as a Blazers coach. Stotts is 266-213. … The Blazers had lost five straight to the Pistons. … All five of Portland’s starters scored in double figures.UP NEXTPistons: Visit the Sacramento Kings on Monday.Trail Blazers: Visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “I’ve been here for four years and many more years before that and I’ve never come in after a game, never, never come in after a game and talked like this. That was embarrassing,” he said.The Pistons trailed by as many as 19 points in the third quarter, but they closed to 84-74 on Stanley Johnson’s dunk with 8:18 left. Evan Turner responded with a jumper for the Blazers.After Kennard was whistled for a technical foul, Lillard made a foul shot and McCollum converted a layup to make it 89-74 with 6:19 remaining.Kennard was a game-time decision with a tight hamstring, but he finished with 12 points.Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic got two quick fouls within the first four minutes of the game, so he was replaced by Meyers Leonard. Portland went up 20-9 early.The Blazers led 60-45 at the break. Lillard led all scorers with 12 points.After extending the lead in the third quarter, Lillard went to the bench to start the fourth and it looked as if he might be done for the night. But he returned when Detroit got within 10 points.“We’re grown men,” Johnson said. “We grab and hold just like they grab and hold. At the end of the day it is what it is. You can’t go back and change stuff. You can’t do nothing about it. If that’s the way they want to officiate the game, we gotta deal with it and try to maneuver the best we can.”TIP-INSPistons: It was the third of a six-game road trip. … Forward/Center Eric Moreland played at Oregon State. … Reggie Jackson, who has missed 35 games with a right ankle sprain, participated in a 3-on-3 optional practice earlier this week.center_img In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gonzaga beats Ohio State for Sweet 16 return Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

  • He The North: LeBron’s bank at buzzer downs Raptors

    first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Confetti prematurely drops in Philly, Boston takes 3-0 lead P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC CLEVELAND, OH – MAY 05: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers hits the game winning shot over the outstretched hand of OG Anunoby #3 of the Toronto Raptors to win Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals 105-103 during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 5, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — LeBron James banked in a running one-hander at the buzzer, giving Cleveland a 105-103 win over Toronto on Saturday night in Game 3 and shoving the Raptors to the edge of their most devastating playoff exit.After the Raptors tied it on rookie OG Anunoby’s 3-pointer with eight seconds left, James took the inbounds pass, dribbled the length of the floor and in one motion, dropped his 10-footer in front of Toronto’s stunned bench.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES View comments He then delivered a series-and-season ending dagger with another moment that belongs with any in his remarkable career.The first half ended in frustration for the Raptors with DeRozan, coach Dwane Casey and his assistants screaming at the officials following a sequence that went against them.Serge Ibaka’s basket was originally counted and then waved off by the referees, and the reversal was doubly painful as Love buried a 3-pointer to put the Cavs ahead by 13. Jeff Green’s layup just before the horn made it 55-40 and an incensed Casey, his suit coat flying open and his tie jumping off his chest, stormed off the floor.Desperate to find something, anything, to slow down the Cavs, Casey changed his starting lineup for Game 3. He inserted 6-foot guard Fred VanVleet and benched forward Serge Ibaka, going with a smaller lineup to push the pace.However, Toronto started 2 of 11 from the field and the Raptors were quickly down 12 and seemingly in big trouble when DeRozan picked up his second foul and went to the bench.TIP-INSRaptors: Casey has been criticized for some moves — and ones he hasn’t made — in the series. He’s also aware of the narrative that his team has been mentally defeated by James. “It’s not in my head,” he said. “It’s disappointing. It reminds me of back in the days of having to get over the hurdle of (Michael) Jordan. At some point you’ve got to get over that hurdle, you’ve got to knock it down, you’ve got to knock the wall down.” … Fell to 0-6 in playoff games in Cleveland, tying Atlanta for the worst postseason record by an opponent.Cavaliers: Several Cleveland players watched the dramatic finish of the 76ers-Celtics game from their locker-room chairs before tip-off. … James moved past Tony Parker (226) for the fifth most games in postseason history. Derek Fisher (259) is the all-time leader followed by Tim Duncan (251), Robert Horry (244) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (237).UP NEXTGame 4 is Monday night. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Cavs ran and mobbed James and moments later he was back up on the scorer’s table — just like after a game-winner against Indiana last round — to celebrate a win that was up for grabs.James finished with 38 points, Kevin Love added 21 and 16 rebounds and Kyle Korver 18 for the Cavs, who can sweep the Raptors for the second straight year.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 crownKyle Lowry scored 27 for Toronto, which clawed back in the fourth quarter with All-Star DeMar DeRozan on the bench.After winning two games in Canada, the Cavs came home and won a brawl with the Raptors, who just can’t beat James. He’s 11-2 against Toronto in the past three postseasons.center_img 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 The three-time champion has ended the Raptors’ past two seasons, and despite playing with a different supporting cast, James is one win from a Toronto trifecta.We The North? He The North.Game 4 is Monday night, and the odds are stacked against the rattled Raptors. Of the 129 teams in NBA history to fall behind 3-0, none has come back to win.This was supposed to be the Raptors season, the one that ended in triumph over James. Toronto had the East’s best record, the No. 1 seed, home-court advantage and a Cleveland team that appeared very beatable.But the Cavs stole Game 1 by a point in overtime, and James scored 43 in a magnificent Game 2 performance.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READlast_img read more

  • Stubbornly Insisting on Keeping Korkoya at NEC, President Sirleaf Must Take Full Responsibility for…

    first_imgThe Supreme Court’s ruling on the appeal brought before it by protesting parties – Liberty Party (LP), Unity Party (UP), All Liberian Party (ALP) and Alternative National Congress (ANC), was unequivocal in its call on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to clean up the Final Registration Roll (FRR) before proceeding to hold the runoff elections.Against calls for the annulment of the entire results of the October 10 elections, based on widespread gross irregularities and fraud, the Supreme Court held that while fraud and irregularities did occur, they were not of the magnitude and scope to constitute sufficient grounds for annulment of the results.The Supreme Court did, however, imply that those irregularities raised red flags about the integrity of the Voter Roll, which cannot and must not be ignored as the NEC prepares to hold the runoff election. We recall NEC Commissioner Jonathan Weedor’s press statement of last June raising concern about the Voter Roll whose integrity he maintained had been compromised by the flawed Voter Registration process.Had his warning as well as those of Dr. Togba Nah Tipoteh, Miatta Fahnbulleh, Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe and others been heeded, the Liberian people would have most certainly been spared the agony and trauma which characterized the long and tense wait for the Supreme Court’s final ruling. As that is now behind us, we should hence look forward to and concentrate all our efforts and focus on the task at hand in fulfillment of the Supreme Court’s mandate— that NEC cleans up the Final Registration Roll (FRR).We recall that the impasse resulting from the lawsuits filed by political parties protesting the results of the October 10 elections had heightened tension and gripped the attention of stakeholders that included the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).  Several ECOWAS experts were sent to Liberia to assist NEC in addressing this problem. Their leaked report made several recommendations which, if implemented, could set the process aright.The problem, however, is that the experts’ report cannot be considered legal simply because President Sirleaf has not made an official request to ECOWAS. According to sources, she expects the Foreign Minister to do so. The Foreign Minister, on the other hand, can only do so based on an official request for assistance from NEC. According to sources, NEC Chairman Korkoya has been evading attempts by the Foreign Minister to contact him, apparently because President Sirleaf has not instructed him accordingly.Further, there are troubling reports about continued illegal tampering with the FRR by NEC officials, allegedly on the instructions of Chairman Korkoya. Reports say that a meeting was held over the weekend with officials of CDC and UP, both of which are runoff contestants. At that meeting, NEC Chairman Korkoya had no prepared agenda outlining procedures he intends to follow to clean up the FRR, neither could he produce for scrutiny, copy of the FRR which he insists has no flaws.And this is not going down well with the parties, both of which, according to sources, are now contemplating an official joint response to NEC’s actions. This development has again highlighted the manifest need for the parties to act to prevent a deliberate and calculated plan to commit a travesty of justice that will subject the Liberian people to the will of a few corrupt and greedy individuals bent on engraving their imprimatur (authority) on the electoral process and its outcomes.To put it simply, these individuals are insistent upon fixing the elections, which is tantamount to fraud, similar to the 1927 and 1985 elections.It seems to us that the political parties to the runoff, most especially UP, can jointly or singly file a Motion for Recusal before the Supreme Court in order to compel Korkoya to step aside. For clearly he seems determined to maintain that nothing is wrong with the FRR, and continue his connivance with the powers that be to fix these elections. The Liberian people cannot and MUST not sit supinely and permit a few individuals, using corrupt and unscrupulous means, to allow NEC officials to pursue their intent on fixing these elections. Liberians must NEVER permit this to happen!The parties to the runoff, in particular UP, are left with no alternative but to run again to the Supreme Court to stop Chairman Korkoya from flouting and ignoring the Court’s ruling that the FRR must be corrected.If President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf continues stubbornly to insist on maintaining Korkoya as NEC Chairman, then she must take fully the blame for messing with the elections and prolonging the torturous agony of the Liberian people. She must further accept full responsibility for the consequences of whatever else might happen.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Farmer dies in West Berbice accident

    first_img…ex-Cop in custodyA farmer was on Thursday afternoon killed on the West Berbice Public Road, Region Six while riding home. Dead is Cleveland Fraser, also called “Dear Fish”, 73, of Weldaad Village, West Coast Berbice.Dead: Cleveland FraserThe vehicle involved in the accident is owned by the Guyana Revenue Authority and the driver is an ex-Police Officer.Reports are the accident occurred at Washington, a short distance away from the Weldaad Police Station.Police on Friday said the accident, which occurred at about 17:30h, involved minibus bearing registration plate PWW1865, driven by a 35-year-old resident of Golden Grove East Coast Demerara and the pedal cyclist, Fraser.According to the Police, investigations revealed that the minibus was proceeding West along the southern carriageway reportedly at a fast rate while the cyclist was proceeding East along the northern side of the road.The bicycle Fraser was riding at the timeReports are the driver is alleging that the cyclist suddenly veered South into his path and was struck down. He was picked up in an unconscious state, taken to the Fort Wellington Public Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival.According to one of the now dead farmer’s daughters, Wonder Primo, her father who was a cash crop farmer, was dead when he was taken away from the scene.“After we reach there, the hearse come like a half hour after and carry him away,” she related.Another sister, Winifred Bentic, told this publication that she was able to speak with the driver and has a different account to that stated in the Police report.The woman said she visited the scene of the accident on Friday morning when Police ranks took the driver, who is himself a former Police Officer, and now drives for the Guyana Revenue Authority.The GRA minibus involved in the accidentAccording to Bentic, the driver showed investigators a spot claiming that it was there the impact occurred but it was untrue. The mark was still on the road to show where he knock him,” she explained.Her other sister noted that when she visited the scene on Thursday, while her father’s body was still lying on the roadway, it was some distance from where the bus was.“I go to the driver and say, “you hit down this man but look how far you drag this man.” It was a far was so like he knock the man and drag him…”Bentic, on the other hand, said she was able to speak with one of the eyewitnesses.“He told me he saw the accident, but he is not going to say anything because he don’t want to be involved with the Police. He say he see how the bus knock him from the back and pick him up and carry him and then pitch him off the bus.When Guyana Times visited the scene there was a mark indicating where the bus had come to a halt. Eleven meters away another mark indicated when Fraser’s body was left and still a further eleven meters further a spot where the driver said he hit Fraser. However, sixty-four meters from where the bus had stopped there was debris on the road indicating that the impact occurred there.Fraser leaves to mourn five children.The Police said a breathalyzer test was conducted on the driver, who is in Police custody assisting with the investigation and no alcohol was found in his breath.last_img read more

  • Eclipse Cinemas: Deadly action-packed Assassin’s Creed comes to the big screen

    first_imgEntertainment: Eclipse Cinemas Lifford Strabane have had a fabulous new face lift! Call in and catch a film and relax in one of their stadium studios with American Rocker style seats.Kids Club Daily (until Sunday 8th Jan)Tickets €1.80 New Films This WeekAssassin’s Creed Dynamic Macbeth stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard reunite with each other and director Justin Kurzel for this epic video game adaptation. Callum Lynch (Fassbender) is a dangerous criminal scheduled for execution – but his life is saved when he’s rescued by the mysterious Abstergo Industries, the modern-day equivalent of the Knights Templar. Under the instruction of scientist Sophia Rikkin (Cotillard) and her CEO father Alan (Jeremy Irons), Callum is forced to take part in the Animus Project, whereby the company taps into his genetic memories. Soon Callum is reliving the deadly, action-packed life of his 15th century ancestor Aguilar, an Assassin during the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Soon he gains the skills and knowledge to confront the present-day Templars who have him trapped. Based on the sensational franchise, blending eye-popping visuals with star power and the vision of director Justin Kurzel, Assassin’s Creed promises to be the video game movie to end them all. Silence Celebrated Taxi Driver and Raging Bull director Martin Scorsese returns with his long-awaited passion project: a sweeping and emotional adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s acclaimed novel. In the 17th century, young Portuguese Jesuit priests Sebastiao Rodrigues and Francisco Garrpe (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) travel to Japan to locate their mentor, Father Cristovao Ferreira (Liam Neeson). On a journey to preach the Gospel and the word of Christ, they come face to face with appalling Christian persecution in an unfamiliar land. One of cinema’s most esteemed directors, Martin Scorsese, has been planning this breathtaking adaptation of a literary classic for 20 years. Responsible for masterpieces like Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy and Goodfellas, he’s now poised to deliver one of the most intensely personal works of his career, a movie event that’s not to be missed. Check out all our listings @ www.eclipsecinemas.comLoyalty CardsGet yours todayFifty Shades Darker – 10th Feb 2017Tickets On Sale – Book yours here A Monster Calls – Friday 13th Jan 2017Eclipse Cinemas: Deadly action-packed Assassin’s Creed comes to the big screen was last modified: December 28th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Eclipse CinemasFilmsLifford-Strabanelast_img read more

  • Students have Change of Hart

    first_imgNEWHALL – Hart High School students shaken by a recent campus brawl hope to galvanize their peers into talking out differences in a multi-ethnic, student-run group formed in the aftermath of the fight. One student said the blowup could become a catalyst for change. “People may be skeptical about it, but I believe Change of Hart can make a difference on campus,” said Roxanne Phen, 18, a member of the group who graduated this week. “When people know people on a personal basis, it breaks down stereotypes.” Twenty students form the nucleus of Change of Hart. The “natural leaders” were picked by 200-plus peers who clustered in small groups at an informal day-after student meeting held April 29. “More so than just being a racial divide, they have the feeling there was a class divide,” Lee said. “There are a lot of preferences they felt were in place for students who are more affluent. The student-run group was born after these concerns were shared with Principal Gary Fuller and school administrators. Advanced Placement psychology teacher Rhonda Carr lends the group support. Most Hart district schools provide peer mediation programs. More than 500 students on nine campuses, including Hart, participate in the Safe School Ambassador Program, in which selected students meet in private with teachers to report serious under-the-radar issues. The district is composed of six junior highs and six high schools. Change of Hart’s members – most of whom were seniors – held four formal meetings and many informal ones, where anger and frustration gave way to devising potential solutions. Among them: creating their own alternative Associated Student Body, holding open student forums where tensions could be safely vented, and launching student unions. After finals were over, some visited incoming students from Placerita Junior High School, briefing them on the problems and urging them to become active in the group. During Tuesday’s graduation ceremony, Fuller mentioned the April 28 incident and thanked students who came forward to help restore order and commit to fostering good relations among the various groups. Phen, who in the fall will attend Claremont McKenna College, a private liberal arts school, had a good experience at Hart. Social tensions found there are pretty universal, she said. “(Racism) is not the identifying characteristic of Hart High School,” she said. “This is something that exists on every campus, something every school should work toward – having unity on campus.” Sign-up sheets jammed with names suggest the group will take off next year, she said. Summer break will pause the momentum, but Sedam hopes to regain it immediately when students return in the fall, before they find other diversions. Riku Matsuda of the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission commends the school for its student-led “human relations” effort. “We believe young people have the answers, they know best which inter-group issues are affecting their campus, and they know the solutions that will work,” he said. “Administrative support, but not total control, is something we promote, and the Hart district has been one of the more responsive districts in the county to deal with inter-group tensions.” He met with the group last week and hopes similar student-led groups are launched throughout the district next year. (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Some observers had speculated the fight – among white, black and Latino students that resulted in four arrests – was racially motivated. Greg Lee, the William S. Hart Union High School District’s diversity coordinator, concluded it was a personal dispute between cliques. The group of 20 told Lee about friction between campus cliques, how some students feel unjustly tracked to community colleges instead of four-year universities and how many desire more campus activities that reflect their international communities. Group member Kebra Sedam, a 10th-grader come fall, said a hierarchy of subgroups in the diverse student body contributes to the tension. “It’s the jocks, the cheerleaders, the richer, the poorer, race, religion,” the 15-year-old said. “You can never wipe it out; it’s always going to be there. But you can make a difference. You can improve the results of peoples’ anger.” The adults listened. last_img read more

  • Every Championship club’s average home support this season

    first_img 6 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 11. Birmingham City average 19,597 home supporters per game10. Sheffield Wednesday average 21,720 home supporters per game9. Middlesbrough average 22,292 home supporters per game8. West Bromwich Albion average 22,550 home supporters per game7. Stoke City average 22,669 home supporters per game impact What a time to be a Leeds United fan! They’re flying high in the Championship and playing brilliant football. No surprise they’re all turning up. 6 possible standings smart causal Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 6 6 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Sheffield United and Brentford are also impressing in the top six, with Bolton Wanderers already over-performing compared to pre-season predictions and sitting eighth.Meanwhile, at the other end, Reading and Ipswich Town have both failed to win a game this campaign, leaving them in big danger early on.Crowds are looking good too with 14 clubs averaging attendances over 20,000 so far this season with every club having three home games and three away.But, if you take out away fans, which team has the highest average number of their own supporters in their stadiums? Check out the stats below, found via @EFLStats. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 6 highlights 24. Rotherham United average 7785 home supporters per game23. Brentford average 8777 home supporters per game22. Wigan Athletic average 9133 home supporters per game21. Hull City average 11,034 home supporters per game20. Queens Park Rangers average 11,279 home supporters per game 19. Blackburn Rovers average 11,715 home supporters per game18. Preston North End average 11,824 home supporters per game17. Millwall average 12,250 home supporters per game Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED center_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move silverware ADVICE BEST OF REVEALED Fans haven’t deserted QPR just yet. Sheffield United fans support their side at Bramall Lane. It’s been a testing start to the campaign but fans are backing the Tractor Boys. 6. Sheffield United average 2,3368 home supporters per game5. Norwich City average 23,935 home supporters per game4. Derby County average 24,262 home supporters per game3. Nottingham Forest average 25,935 home supporters per game2. Aston Villa average 31,564 home supporters per game1. Leeds United average 32,685 home supporters per game Supporters are always behind their side at the New Den. 16. Bolton Wanderers average 13,031 home supporters per game15. Reading average 13,286 home supporters per game14. Swansea City average 18,662 home supporters per game13. Bristol City average 18,946 home supporters per game12. Ipswich Town average 19,112 home supporters per game Latest Football News We’re six games into the Championship season and it’s already as thrilling as ever.Leeds United and Middlesbrough are the early title contenders and haven’t lost a game between them. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY They may have drifted away from being title favourites but Stoke fans are still getting to games. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 6 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures last_img read more

  • No resting in peace at cemetery

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Authorities allege Howard, cemetery secretary Moshe Goldsman and two trustees resold graves that had been previously sold and had “loaned” themselves $40,000 from the Cemetery’s Endowment Care Fund, according to the administrative suspension order filed Thursday before the director of Consumer Affairs for the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau. “These violations, while representative of the problems being uncovered by the bureau, are by no means exclusive,” Sherrie Moffet-Bell, the bureau chief for the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau, wrote in her petition. “In order to stop the ongoing violations and to prevent future violations from occurring, an interim suspension order is necessary.” Meanwhile, a lawsuit filed Friday on behalf of relatives of people buried at Grand View alleges that the cemetery long ago ran out of space, so remains were removed from graves, gravesite markers were discarded and graves meant for one person were used for multiple burials. “There was a total disregard for the families they’re there to serve,” said Los Angeles attorney Mike Arias. “Most people are devastated when their loved one dies. Then when they’re buried, they’re in agony and then they get past it. “This makes them relive the death and burial again. I’ve had people break down in my office. They’re crushed. This is pathetic.” Howard, who lives on the property, cannot enter the cemetery offices or grounds without her attorney or a representative from the state, said Russ Heimerich, another spokesman with the Consumer Affairs Department. Howard could not be reached for comment. Reached by phone Friday afternoon, Goldsman declined to comment. The cemetery will remain open, and previously arranged burials can occur, but new business has been suspended while investigators continue their probe. State and local authorities served a warrant there on Wednesday and seized records, officials said. “`We are going to go in and look at the records and reconcile the records with the remains that are there,” Heimerich said. “That could take a matter of many, many weeks because there are 4,000 remains.” The cemetery was investigated in the late 1990s by the South Coast Air Quality Management District because of residents’ complaints about a foul odor coming from the crematorium. In 1999, the agency issued a notice of violation against the mortuary after finding that owners were operating crematorium ovens without a permit. The emissions were within state guidelines, but odors are considered a public nuisance by the AQMD. “We’ve tried to work with (Howard), but she’s been very difficult to work with,” Glendale Councilman Bob Yousefian said. “This is a chronic problem that’s been going on for several years.” The unannounced inspection was the first conducted at Grand View since a new law authorizing the practice was put into place about 18 months ago, officials said. Prior to the new law, officials conducted inspections only after they received a complaint. No complaints have been made about Grand View to the Consumer Affairs Department, Flanagan said. Howard was granted a license to operate the cemetery on Jan. 3, 1999. She was the president, director, manager and trust financial officer, documents state. State officials expect to return to court in January to firm up the suspension, Heimerich said. “The first priority is to clear up the mess,” Heimerich said. “Who is who? How do we properly inter these remains?” Staff writers Susan Abram and Naush Boghossian contributed to this report. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – The cremated remains of some 4,000 people were found in storage rooms, in a trash bin, spilled on a floor and mixed with others’ remains at Grand View Memorial Park, state officials said Friday. Department of Consumer Affairs officials, who discovered the remains last month during a routine inspection, halted the 121-year-old cemetery – final resting place for actors Chill Wills and Leo G. Carroll – from accepting new business and removed president Marsha Lee Howard from day-to-day operations. “Grand View’s business practices were simply abysmal,” said Kevin Flanagan, a spokesman with the Department of Consumer Affairs. “Marsha Lee Howard has no business operating the cemetery. They won’t be able to sell new graves until the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau has resolved the issues.” Some of the cremated remains were for people who died as long ago as the 1930s, records show. Other remains had no records and could not be identified. last_img