NZ deconsecrates quake-hit Christchurch Cathedral

first_img Share Share FaithLifestyle NZ deconsecrates quake-hit Christchurch Cathedral by: – November 9, 2011 Share Tweetcenter_img 23 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Church leaders only recently detailed plans for Christchurch Cathedral’s partial demolitionDozens of New Zealanders have attended an emotional ceremony deconsecrating Christchurch Cathedral, which was wrecked in February’s earthquake.The ceremony paves the way for the building to be partially demolished, and for a new cathedral to be built.Anglican Bishop Victoria Matthews told worshippers that the community had suffered “real loss”, but urged people not to give up hope.Much of the region is still struggling to recover from the 22 February tremor.Some 165 people were killed in the 6.3-magnitude quake, and much of the centre of Christchurch was destroyed.The city’s shattered cathedral with its broken spire became one of the most striking images after the quake struck.The city has been sectioned off into colour-coded zones, with the red zone – including the cathedral – still largely off-limits.About 300 worshippers were bussed in for the ceremony, which took place outside the cathedral.According to local news website the Press, Bishop Matthews told the ceremony: “Today we look upon a building that has meant so much for so many.“We give thanks for it and we cherish our memories, but we hear God’s voice saying it is time, for a while, to move on and allow it to be made safe and part of it to be taken down.”Officials say it is likely to cost NZ$4m (£2m; $3.2m) to demolish the parts of the cathedral that cannot be saved, and another NZ$30m to build a new structure.Church leaders said they hoped to have a temporary cathedral in place in time for next Easter.BBC Newslast_img read more

Read More

UWF Basketball Double-Header Tuesday Night in the UWF Fieldhouse

first_imgUWF Basketball Double-Header Tuesday Night in the UWF Fieldhouse Nov. 26, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida men’s and women’s basketball teams will try to get back on the winning track tonight as they play at home in a double header at the UWF Fieldhouse. The Women host Albany State for a 5:30 game, and the men follow at 7:30 with a game against William Carey. In both cases, the Argonauts split with their opponents last year, so the match ups should be good.The West Florida men started this year 2-0, but fell last Tuesday to Nova Southeastern, and take a 2-1 record into tonight’s game. The Women lost their home opener to Florida Southern, then won two in a row, but lost two road games this weekend, including one in overtime to Arkansas Tech in Russellville, Arkansas. The women are now 2-3 on the season.The West Florida men are led in scoring by Josh Jackson and Ryan Henry at 12 points per game. Charles Bouie is the leading rebounder, and he also has seven blocked shots in the first three games. Junnior Point Guard Deondre Boynton has 22 assists already in the first three games. Meanwhile, the women are led by freshman Chelsea Patterson, who is scoring 16 points per game.The West Florida men suffered their first loss of the season this past week, falling to Nova Southeastern by a 73-61 score. The first half was a three point shoot out, and the Argonauts raced out to a 21-11 lead, thanks to 3-pointers from Josh Jackson and Ryan Henry. Nova would rally back for a halftime three point lead, thanks to hitting 7 of their final 10 three point shots of the first half. Nova connected on 8 three pointers, and the Argonauts 7, in the first half. However, West Florida cooled off in the second half and only managed one more three pointer the rest of the game, and fell short to the Sharks. The Argonauts will have a chance at redemption when the two teams play again in Ft. Lauderdale on Dec. 19th.The West Florida women were 1-2 this week, and played two overtime games. They started the week with a 74-70 win in overtime at home vs. Mobile. Laura Davis hit the game winning basket with 1:29 to play in overtime, and Tara Russ sealed the win with a late basket. Freshman Chelsea Patterson led the Argonauts with 27 points. West Florida traveled to Russellville, Arkansas to play Arkansas Tech and Ouachita Baptist this past weekend. The Argos fell behind by 17 points to Tech, and rallied in the second half, and took the lead on a basket by Amy Drake with 25 seconds remaining. However, Tech tied it with 4.3 seconds left on a runner by Rachel Brazell, and then outscored West Florida 12-0 in overtime. The Argonauts had a near repeat the next night against OBU. Falling behind by as much as 16 points, they played catch up all game and closed it to 66-64 with 59 seconds to play on a driving layup by Davis, which followed a three pointer from Patterson. However, OBU hung on for the win 71-64. Tara Russ had a season high 17 rebounds, but OBU was 18-21 from the Free Throw line to hold off the Argonauts.Last season, the West Florida Men defeated William Carey 85-69 in Pensacola, as Barry Durosier scored a season high 31 points. However, William Carey defeated the Argonauts 87-73 in Hattiesburg, in a game that point guard Deondre Boynton missed because of the flu. The two teams play home and away games this year also, as the Argos will travel to Hattiesburg next Monday for the second game.The West Florida women lost to Albany State at the start of last season in Albany, Georgia by a 55-52 score, as Laura Davis led the Argonauts with 14 points. UWF would recover from that loss, and defeat the Rams in Pensacola two weeks later by a 60-44 score, as Davis scored 15 points and Abena Bosia had 16 rebounds. Albany State is coming off a loss to #5 Delta State on Saturday, but was picked to finish 3rd in the 15 team Southern Intercollegiate Athletic conference. Print Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

Read More

Rooney offers advice to Barkley

first_img This time last year, Barkley was regarded as the brightest young prospect in the English game – a tag Rooney is more than familiar with. The midfielder was fast-tracked into Roy Hodgson’s England squad after an impressive season with Everton and he continued to impress in the build-up to the World Cup, putting on a bruising Rooney-esque display on his first international start against Ecuador in Miami. Press Association Barkley could not find his way into Hodgson’s starting XI against Italy or Uruguay, but he was the first man the England manager turned to when the Three Lions were in trouble in their opening two World Cup games. Things have not gone quite so swimmingly for the 21-year-old this season, though. His form has dipped, so Rooney has taken it upon himself to impart some advice from his old team-mate Solskjaer in order to boost his game. “He and Everton hit the heights last season. He hasn’t done as well as the team haven’t recently,” the England captain said of Barkley, who came on as a second-half substitute in the 4-0 win over Lithuania last week. “But I spoke to him after the game on Friday and the only advice I gave him was to watch the game from the bench with England. “He will know how to get into the opposition, where the spaces are. That’s what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to me when I was young, so you know where to be when you come on. If it helps, then great.” England manager Hodgson raised a few eyebrows when he criticised Barkley after the Ecuador game in Florida. Instead of praising the player, he said he “lost the ball an awful lot” and when pressed on his performance again, Hodgson snapped: “I am not prepared to address your obsession with Ross Barkley.” Hodgson said he was trying to protect the player, rather than knock him down a peg or two. Hodgson said: “I wasn’t trying to criticise him. I was trying to dampen the enthusiasm that we had suddenly found a player with great quality, and the comparisons with (Paul) Gascoigne and (Bryan) Robson.” Hodgson’s argument is undermined somewhat by the fact that he compared Barkley to Gascoigne last November. Still, he says he is a big fan of the bustling Merseysider, who may get a run out at some point during Tuesday’s friendly against Italy in Turin. “The fact we selected him shows we believe in him,” Hodgson said. “That’s a boost.” To be fair to Barkley, he is not the only Evertonian to have struggled this season. Until a couple of weeks ago, Roberto Martinez’s men looked to be in danger of slipping into a relegation scrap but now they are nine points off the drop zone. Barkley maintains his self belief has not been shaken by his bad form, but he also concedes he has not been good enough this year. ”I don’t feel pressure. I believe in myself and I know what I can do. It’s not me feeling pressure, it’s just me putting pressure on myself if I don’t do my best, and I know I can do better,” Barkley told Premier League World. ”I just focus on getting better every day, putting things right in training and then hopefully what I’m doing right in training I’m going to show in games as well.” Wayne Rooney called Ross Barkley over last week and repeated some wise words he heard from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a bid to improve the Everton midfielder’s stuttering form. last_img read more

Read More

Victor Valdes’ wife hits out at Manchester United over charity dinner snub

first_img Manager Louis van Gaal and members of his first-team squad attended the club’s annual dinner for Unicef, which raised £230,000, on Sunday night. But Valdes was not invited. The goalkeeper’s wife Yolanda Cardona took to Instagram to criticise the club for their conduct. Press Association Underneath a picture taken at the event of Juan Mata, Marco Rojo, Sergio Romero, David De Gea, Ander Herrera and their partners, she wrote: “Do not invite to my husband @vicvaldes1 to be part of the #united4unicef , its the last thing you don’t expect from one of the biggest club as @manchesterunited. A Charity event, its always a Charity event.” United said Valdes was not invited because he is not a member of the first-team squad. Valdes signed for United on an 18-month contract in January, but the former Barcelona stopper has only played two games for the club. Van Gaal told the three-time Champions League winner he was free to leave the club in the summer after the United boss accused him of refusing to play for the Under-21 side. In response, the 33-year-old posted a picture on Twitter that reminded supporters he had played for the Under-21s on three occasions last year. Alongside the picture, Valdes wrote: “…..? #respect.” The former Barcelona stopper, who played under Van Gaal during the Dutchman’s second spell at the Nou Camp, has not been given a squad number for United this year and was not included in the annual first-team photograph in September. He was also left out of the United squad list that was submitted to the Premier League after the summer transfer window closed. Valdes has not trained with the first team all season. A number of Spanish sides were interested in signing the Catalan during the summer, but it is understood he was reluctant to move to a Primera Division club because of his devotion to Barcelona, where he came through the ranks before playing in the first team for 12 successful years. center_img Victor Valdes’ wife has hit out at Manchester United for not inviting her husband to a charity function at Old Trafford on Sunday. last_img read more

Read More

Liverpool, C-NS baseball split pair of battles

first_imgMeanwhile, C-NS chipped away, with single runs in the fourth and sixth inning that made it 9-5. Then, in the seventh, Tim Taladay and Anthony DelVecchio singled before Jared Stanton delivered a two-run double.Matt Pare relieved Wheeler, but Cole Rockwell singled, and a passed ball allowed another run to score. With the margin down to one, Rockwell got to third base with two out, but Pare struck out Carmen Chirco to end it.The second game was played Saturday at North Syracuse Junior High School, and didn’t have the wild extremes of their first encounter, but it turned out better for C-NS as it beat Liverpool 6-4 to even the series.Earlier that day, the Warriors had lost, 4-1, to CBA when the Brothers scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to break a 1-1 tie. Now the Northstars again got the jump on them with a run in the first inning and three runs in the third off Nyhmin Green.After giving up a run in the top of the fourth, C-NS added two runs in the bottom of the fourth, stretching its margin to 6-1 as Stanton and Taladay both had two RBIs by that point, Taladay getting three hits and Jacob Parker two hits.DelVecchio pitched for the Northstars and was in control until Liverpool struck for three runs in the top of the sixth, and it threatened again an inning later before Wieczorek was able to earn the final out.They entered this series in far different moods, Liverpool feeling quite good in the wake of last Wednesday’s 7-0 shutout of Fayetteville-Manlius as C-NS had dropped a 3-2 decision to West Genesee.This game between the Northstars and Wildcats had started April 23, but was halted by rain with the score 2-2. Numerous attempts were made to finish the game, but it rained those days, too.Finally, on Wednesday it ended with WG putting across a run in the top of the eighth inning off DelVecchio, with Sam Gallager able to earn the final three outs.As for Liverpool, it gave pitching ace Luke Harder five runs in the top of the first inning against F-M pitcher Tom Coleman, adding single runs in the fifth and seventh, though they weren’t needed.Not only did Harder hold the Hornets to four hits and three walks while striking out five, he got three hits at the plate and scored a run. Hazelmeyer had two doubles and a single, getting a pair of RBIs as Lapine and Samy Saba also drove in runs. Wheeler added two hits and walked twice. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: BaseballC-NSliverpool Though they had to wait until Thursday afternoon, the Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse baseball teams finally got to clash, and as usual, the rivalry made it worth all the waiting.The Warriors put up nine runs in the second inning – and nearly got beat as the Northstars made a stirring comeback that fell just short, Liverpool hanging on to win 9-8.It was C-NS that got the jump against Warriors starter Jake Wheeler, pushing across three runs in the top of the first inning, which Northstars pitcher Justin Persse. But in the bottom of the second, Liverpool broke out, first by loading the bases and seeing Tyler Jennings belt one over the left-field fence for a grand slam, the team’s second of the season.Keeping it going, the Warriors tacked on three more runs with hits from Mike DeStefano and Shane Hazelmyer, and after Noah Wieczorek relieved Persse, Anthony Lapine delivered a two-run double.Now trailing 9-3, it was up to Wieczorek to keep it from getting out of hand – and not only did he do so, but Wieczorek and Carter Wisely combined for four scoreless innings of relief.last_img read more

Read More

Call for county senior football semi’s and finals to be held in Semple Stadium

first_imgThe County Board is being urged to play the county senior football semi-finals and final at Semple Stadium.All-Ireland winning manager David Power says doing so would be a great shot in the arm for the club game in Tipperary.This year’s final between eventual champions Loughmore-Castleiney and Moyle Rovers was played at Leahy Park in Cashel. The Kilsheelan-Kilcash club man believes the current status of football in Tipp means its big matches should be held in Thurles.last_img

Read More

Roy Barrett takes on ‘formidable challenge’ with new FAI role

first_img Related Articles Share Irish government calls for increase to greyhound welfare funds July 19, 2019 Share Roy Barrett, managing director at Goodbody Stockbrokers, has been unveiled by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) as the board’s new independent chairperson. Barrett is now set to take over as the chair of the board when current president Donal Conway stands down on 25 January, with FAI board members hopeful that Barrett’s pedigree aids in rescue package discussions with the Government.Following his appointment, Barrett discussed his belief that the association had an important role to play in developing the Irish game. He stated: “There is a serious job of work to be done to address the very significant failures which have beset the organisation in terms of its governance and its finances. The new Board will now deal with this task with urgency, working collaboratively with its stakeholders.”The FAI also announced that Catherine Guy and Liz Joyce would also be joining its board as independent directors whilst also confirming that another addition was set to be announced in the coming weeks.Shane Ross, Minister for Sport, added: “I’m very pleased to welcome Roy Barrett, Catherine Guy and Liz Joyce and to thank them as well for taking on what is going to be an extremely formidable task. It certainly does seem that at this stage we are going to enter into a new chapter in what has been a disastrous story. I am looking forward to a fresh, constructive dialogue opening between the new FAI and the government. “They are taking on an association with a debt of €60m, they’re taking on a formidable challenge but we think that their advent, which has been sought for a very long time and which has been resisted by the FAI for a very long time, will mean that those who are creditors and stakeholders will take great encouragement.“I am hopeful that all stakeholders will now be able to pursue a common goal of root and branch reform, of changing the culture of the FAI and ensuring that grass roots football, players, staff and volunteers are all protected.”Ross, along with a delegation representing the department of sport, is now reportedly set to meet UEFA officials next week where an attempt will be made to find a resolution to the current predicament of the association. As well as his pedigree, the new independant chair is also a close associate of ex-Ireland international Niall Quinn which has seemingly opened up the possibility of the former Sunderland striker joining the FAI in the future. StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more

Read More

Inter Milan await Asamoah’s fitness status for Atalanta tie

first_imgKwadwo Asamoah’s availability for Inter Milan’s clash with Atalanta on Saturday in the Italian Serie A will be determined in the next few days after some checks and tests on the player’s fitness.Inter Milan have not had Asamoah in their team for their last 9 matches due to an issue with his knee cartillage and per reports in Wednesday’s edition of the leading Italian football paper, Corriere Dello Sport, Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, is keeping an eye on the whether or not the former Udinese will be part of his options for the match.Asamoah’s last appearance for Inter Milan was on December 6 when they faced AS Roma in a goalless draw where came on as a 72nd minute sub for Borja Valero.On Tuesday, he played in a training match for Inter Milan and the expectations are that the club will have a look at him and make a decision before Saturday.So far this season, Kwadwo Asamoah has played a total of 638 minutes across 8 matches against Lecce, Cagliari, Udinese, AC Milan, Sampdoria, Juventus, Brescia and AS Roma.His appearances are made up of 7 starts and 1 as a substitute.last_img read more

Read More

Didier Drogba: Chelsea launch bid to bring back striker in loan deal

first_imgChelsea are in talks over a deal that could see former striker Didier Drogba return to Stamford Bridge from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on loan.The Ivory Coast international, 34, wants to stay fit to prepare for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as the Chinese season has finished.Drogba has asked Fifa for permission to move outside the transfer window.Chelsea are short of attacking options with Fernando Torres out of form and Daniel Sturridge injured. “The Fifa administration services are looking into it,” Fifa said in a statement.Drogba, who has also been linked with Liverpool, spent eight years at Chelsea after arriving from Marseille in 2004. His last act in a Chelsea shirt was scoring the winning penalty in the Champions League final defeat of Bayern Munich in May.The striker teamed up with former Chelsea colleague Nicolas Anelka in China in June after agreeing a two-and-a-half-year contract with Shenhua.He has scored eight goals in 11 games for the Chinese side.Existing rules prevent Drogba from representing another club until 1 January.The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations takes place in South Africa between 19 January and 10 February.last_img read more

Read More

WHS Daily Bulletin: Nov. 19, 2014

first_img*There will be a SADD meeting tomorrow morning at 7:30 in the auditorium. *Auditions for the Thespian Upper Classmen Showcase will be held today after school until 5:30. *Seniors: Please start turning in your needed pictures for the graduation video, along with your top 3 song choices to be in the video. You can turn them into Mrs. Vaughn in room 203, Leah Nelson or Shayna Templeton. Please turn them in ASAP. * There will be a short Crusaders of the Stage meeting at 7:30 am tomorrow. If you are going to the Thespian Conference you must attend. Guidance Office News:College visits during lunch:Thursday, November 13- Fort Hays CollegeTuesday, Nov. 18 – Hesston College *Classic Movie Club will be showing a movie tomorrow in room 205. The movie is “The outlaw Josey Wales” starring Clint Eastwood.center_img Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, November 19, 2014:No more scheduled events this week. Wednesday’s lunch: Chili, corn chips, celery and cucumbers, cinnamon roll, pears.Thursday’s lunch: macaroni and cheese, meat balls, green peas, baby carrots, bread/jelly, apple.Today’s News *There is a sign-up sheet in the office for Special K Basketball. Please sign up by November 25. *Students: Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food donations to any of your classroom teachers.  If, by the end of the day tomorrow, there is enough food in a teacher’s classroom to fill the doorway up to the door handle, then that teacher is “canned”, and they may not teach on Friday. *There are two scripts from Seussical still missing. Please return them to Mrs. Kellly ASAP!last_img read more

Read More