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first_imgHazlet United Shooting Stars U17 girls Monmouth Ocean Soccer Association Premier level seeks dedicated players born after Aug. 1, 1990 to play upcoming tournaments and/or spring 2008 season. Please contact Mike Ligo (732) 787-4454 or email ligo178@aol.com for additional information.last_img

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Family ties!

first_imgFamily ties“To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.” – ConfuciusFamily”– a word that’s casually thrown about; taken for granted really, used flippantly without knowing the exact meaning. It’s not given the importance it deserves; and by extension, the family members are probably not getting enough importance either. Being away almost five years has certainly focused my mind on family and what it means!!How many of you parents take the time to connect with your children and find out how their day wnt? How many of you parents take the time to find out about all of those little things in your daughter or son’s life? And how many kids take the time to find out how was their mom or dad’s day at work?The values we learn from our families are the ones that mould us; the ones that shape us as individuals. In high school, when our teacher taught us the proverb “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the World”, I always used to think it was terribly clichéd, and so I disregarded it. But I realise now that, hackneyed though the adage may be, it still holds a simple truth: the institution of the family — in which the mother is the touchstone — has great power. But with that great power comes great responsibility. And it is not just the mother’s hand that should ‘rock’ the cradle; fathers, we know, are just as important.I have noticed a strange phenomenon developing in our society: Parents are refusing to be parents; they want to be “friends” with their children. My parents have a rule: they are friendly with their children, but they’re not our friends! I commend that rule to parents out there. It works. Children don’t take too kindly to their friends telling them what to do, so “friend-parents” shouldn’t be surprised when they’re ignored!!Parents also need to make sure that they are fulfilling their responsibility to their children by ensuring that they’re a part of their childhood. If you’ve ever had those moments when you look at your kid and you realise you don’t really know your own child, you’re clearly doing something wrong. And you can connect only when you share experiences with them. If your child is expected to learn their key values from you, what do you expect them to learn if you’re not interested in teaching them anything? And remember: you teach values by doing, not just speaking! If you don’t do that, don’t be surprised  that while you’re connected by the strongest bond ever – blood — you’re further apart than if you were just, say, co-workers.The family, then, needs to go back to what it was intended to be — an institution to provide care and teaching of the fundamental values to the next generation. If those values are not set when young, little change can be expected later.Of course that’s not to say all families are ‘dysfunctional’, and that all family members are strangers. It’s just that we might be headed for that, with everyone getting more and more caught up in their own busy lifestyles, and each person looking out only for #1.So, friends, take the time to connect with your family members. Don’t lock yourself away in your room all day, while you’re on Facebook connecting with people from across the world, when you can’t connect with family in your own house. They can’t “unfriend” you!last_img read more

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PLUNKETT LEADS TORONTO OVER MCGILL

first_imgUP NEXT: The Blues return to action next Saturday, September 28 as they host the Western Mustangs at Back Campus Fields. Game time is set for 10:45 a.m. Plunkett netted her fifth goal and Emily Ziraldo rounded out the scoring. For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version HOW IT HAPPENED: Plunkett scored the first three goals of the game to give Toronto a 3-0 lead after the first quarter. Eve Carrothers, Evianne Rovers and Nicole Godman all tallied in the second frame as the Blues were up 6-0 at halftime. Second-year forward Lucia Plunkett scored five goals in leading the University of Toronto Varsity Blues field hockey team to a 12-0 win over the McGill Martlets on Sunday afternoon at York University. Matchup History Elizabeth O’Hara and Deepi Gill split duties in goal to earn the shut out.center_img Rachel Spouge netted the first goal of the second half, followed by Plunkett’s fourth, while Katie Lynes and Anna Costanzo scored to put the Blues up 10-0 heading into the final frame. Full Schedule Roster With the win, the Blues improve to 6-0-1 and sit atop the OUA standings. Preview Next Game: Western University 9/28/2019 | 10:45 a.m.last_img read more

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FilmFest offering cash prize for healthy living film

first_imgThe Public Health Association and B.C. Healthy Communities has created a contest where anyone can make and submit a short film about healthy living, with the best film earning a cash prize of $500.Anyone from ages 13-29 who resides in the Northern Region of B.C. can enter and the submitted films must be no longer than ten minutes in length.The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2011 and the winner will be revealed at the Living Life Fully FilmFest in Prince George on December 3, 2011.- Advertisement -For more information, visit the contest’s official website, or contact Kerensa Medhurst at 250-564-0885 ext. 113 or toll free 1-800-811-5666 ext.113.last_img read more

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Coutinho has window smashed on Sh8m Porsche

first_img0Shares0000Philippe Coutinho’s Porsche was left with a smashed window outside Anfield on Tuesday.PHOTO/Daily MailLONDON, United Kingdom, May 10 – Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho had a window smashed on his luxury Porsche Macan while he attended the club’s end-of-season awards night on Tuesday.What was supposed to be an evening of celebration for players and fans alike ended in a mess for Coutinho, who will likely have been furious to discover the damage. READ: Philippe Coutinho has window smashed on £60,000 PorscheCoutinho was joined by his wife Aine at Anfield, with the pair safely inside when a thug launched a rock at the Brazilian’s car window.A member of staff came out to assess the damage after a thug launched a rock at the car.PHOTO/Daily MailPictures obtained exclusively by Sportsmail show significant damage to the Sh8m (£60,000) Porsche, which was parked alongside other players’ cars in a guarded car park.A photographer located at the ground to snap players’ arrivals detailed how a man arrived at the scene to throw a rock at the car, before quickly running away.A police van then arrived at the stadium, and a member of staff came outside with the keys to assess the damage to the expensive car.Coutinho, who earns over Sh26.7m (£200,000)-a-week at Liverpool and has been linked with a move to Barcelona this summer, did not reappear from the stadium, instead opting to stay inside.Coutinho was joined by his wife Aina, but they will have had to find another way home.PHOTO/Daily MailInside Anfield, oblivious to what was happening outside, Coutinho sat down among his Liverpool team-mates to sign autographs for fans before the ceremony.The Brazilian posed for photos on the red carpet alongside his wife, as well as countryman Roberto Firmino and his partner.When the awards got underway, youngster Ben Woodburn was one of the early winners as he picked up Academy Players’ Player of the Season.-By Daily Mail-0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Minister cleared in gay marriages

first_img The verdict came after six hours of deliberations and a day and a half of proceedings in the auditorium of a church in Santa Rosa that drew a crowd that often seemed to side with Spahr. Earlier Friday, a church prosecutor said during closing arguments that Spahr had other options for expressing her religious views besides flouting church law, including lobbying Presbyterian leaders to reverse their stance reserving marriage for a man and a woman. Instead, Spahr invoked her understanding of Jesus’ teachings as justification for performing the weddings in 2004 and 2005, prosecutor Stephen Taber said. “She can be here in this community and hold her conscience, but the church has its rights to its own governance,” Taber said, adding that the ordination vows Spahr took in 1974 required her allegiance to Presbyterian doctrine. Spahr was the first of a half-dozen Presbyterian ministers across the nation facing disciplinary action for marrying same-sex couples to go to trial. Taylor said pastors outside of Northern California might fare differently, but that the decision “certainly will be instructive to other presbyteries.” The Presbyterian Church is among several Protestant denominations embroiled in divisive debates over what role gays should have in their churches. Under a ruling by the faith’s highest court in 2000, the church defines marriage as a sacred covenant available only to a man and a woman. Presbyterian ministers may bless same-sex unions as long as they do not equate the relationships with marriage. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA ROSA – A veteran Presbyterian minister who was the first of her faith to be tried for officiating the weddings of gay couples was found not guilty of misconduct Friday for violating the denomination’s position on same-sex marriage. A regional judicial commission of the Presbyterian Church (USA) ruled 6-1 that the Rev. Jane Spahr of San Rafael acted within her rights as an ordained minister when she married two lesbian couples in 2004 and 2005. Because the section of the faith’s constitution that reserves marriage for a man and a woman “is a definition, not a directive,” Spahr “was acting within her right of conscience in performing marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples,” the tribunal said in a written ruling. A tearful Spahr, 63, a longtime lesbian activist who if found guilty had faced sanctions ranging from a rebuke to removal from the ministry, rejoiced at the verdict. Flanked by her lawyers and the two couples she married, Spahr said she would continue performing same-sex weddings. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “The church said God loved everyone, and for years I believed it,” she said. “Today, for just one moment, to hear this is remarkable.” In its majority opinion, the tribunal of the Presbytery of the Redwoods, which oversees 52 churches from north of San Francisco to the Oregon border, noted that Spahr’s actions were consistent with not only her own religious views, but the “normative standards” of the region. Sara Taylor, one of Spahr’s defense lawyers, said the ruling presumably means that all ordained clergy associated with the presbytery’s member churches are free to preside at same-sex weddings if they choose. Acting on a complaint brought by a minister from Bellevue, Wash., the presbytery charged Spahr with official misconduct last year for marrying the couples from Rochester, N.Y., and Guerneville. Robert Conover, the regional body’s stated clerk, said Friday that it was too soon to say whether the presbytery’s leadership would vote to appeal the commission’s ruling. Many local Presbyterians, conservative and liberal alike, complained about the cost of the trial. last_img read more

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West Brom sign Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazi on a permanent deal

first_img Ahmed Hegazi 1 West Brom have completed the signing of Egypt international defender Ahmed Hegazi on a permanent deal.The 26-year-old has been on loan from Al Ahly, joining Albion in July, and the option has been taken to prolong his stay at The Hawthorns.An undisclosed fee has been agreed between the two clubs and Hegazi has signed a contract until the summer of 2022.Hegazi was brought to the club by former boss Tony Pulis but new manager Alan Pardew has welcomed the decision to keep the player.He told the club’s official website: “This is great news for the club. Ahmed has been absolutely terrific for me since I arrived and I am sure there is even more to come from him in the future.“He is one of the players we can build around on the road ahead. He has a big role to play and it is good for the player and the club to remove any doubts and make the transfer permanent.“I’m sure it is something the supporters will also welcome.”West Brom are without a Premier League win since August and sit in the relegation zone after Sunday’s 2-1 home defeat to Manchester United, but Hegazi had no hesitation committing his future to the club and is confident things will improve soon.“I am very happy with the club and very happy to be part of this group of players,” he said.“I know the results are not what we would want at the moment. But there is great spirit here and I am sure that we will turn the results in our favour before long.”Hegazi marked his West Brom debut by scoring the only goal in a home victory over Bournemouth on the opening day of the season and has gone on to make 19 appearances for the club.last_img read more

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Is Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid on TV? All you need to know for derby day

first_imgAtletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: What have the managers said?Atletico boss Diego Simeone: “We will face a team that has improved since Solari arrived. They have fast players like Vinicius, Bale and Lucas Vazquez. Benzema is in great form.“But we are excited because we’re working well.”Real boss Santiago Solari: “The opposition plays intense, tactical and energetic football.“We’ll have to show all of our intensity, energy and good football in response and take charge from the first moment of the game. We have to go out to compete with all of our weapons from minute one.”Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Predicted line-upsAtletico Madrid: Oblak, Arias, Gimenez, Godin, Hernandez, Lemar, Partey, Correa, Saul, Griezmann, Morata.Real Madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Bale, Benzema, Vinicius.Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head recordReal Madrid 0 Atletico Madrid 0: La Liga, September 2018Real Madrid 2 (Benzema, Ramos pen) Atletico Madrid 4 (Costa 2, Saul, Koke): UEFA Super Cup, August 2018Real Madrid 1 (Ronaldo) Atletico Madrid 1 (Griezmann): La Liga, April 2018Atletico Madrid 0 Real Madrid 0: La Liga, November 2017 Barcelona star latest victim of burglary as thieves target house before El Clasico How to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Stream, channel, kick-off time, team news on target ROWDY Madrid heavyweights Atletico and Real renew their rivalry at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.Real and currently two points behind second-place Atletico in the Spanish Liga table as both trail leaders Barcelona. Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Real Madrid star Gareth Bale targeted 2 The two played out a goalless draw at the Bernabeu in September, but both need a win this afternoon if either are to haul in Barca.Los Blancos have won four straight in the Spanish top-flight including last Sunday’s 3-0 against Alaves while Diego Simeone’s side will be looking to bounce back from their defeat at Real Betis last time out. El Clasico All of Lionel Messi’s incredible records against Real Madrid ahead of El Clasico LATEST LA LIGA NEWS Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid host rivals Real Madrid this weekend WARNING Pogba-Bale swap deal would be ‘mistake’ as Man United ace linked with Real Madrid Thousands of pro-Catalan protesters make their voice heard before El Clasico g.o.a.t Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: What time does the Madrid derby kick off?Atletico will welcome Real to the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, February 9 with kick off set for 3:15pm UK time.Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Where can I watch it?The huge La Liga clash will not be shown live on TV or online in the UK.Eleven Sports have the rights to Spanish league games this season but the UK TV Blackout for Saturday games between 2:45pm and 5:15pm means the derby can’t be broadcast.The platform will be showing highlights of the match at 10:30pm on Eleven Sports 1. 2last_img read more

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Rodgers excuses Brown’s red card after late Celtic winner

first_img“I thought we thoroughly deserved it.”Crucial: Celtic staff celebrate a dramatic late win at Kilmarnock. SNSOn the chaos brought about by Celtic fans out of the stands and on the pitch, the Northern Irishman said: “Initially, obviously whenever we score you’re celebrating with the bench and stuff and when I looked around there was a bit of a melee going on.“Supporters had come on to the pitch, which we don’t want to see.“I understand the emotion of it all. But I didn’t see so much of it, I had to reorganise very quickly because we were down to 10 men.”A disappointed Clarke claimed his side were hard done by with the late defeat.He said: “I thought we played well, certainly didn’t deserve the cruel break at the end.“Obviously when you go down to 10 men it’s more difficult. But even at 10 men, I couldn’t see Celtic scoring.“It took a big deflection off Alex to get the goal. Like I said, we didn’t deserve that. The shot from Brown was going over the bar.“We reached the standards we keep asking and talking about so (I’m) sad about the result but not about the performance. The performance was really good.”Clarke, who knew nothing of suggestions that substitute Kris Boyd had been struck by a coin as he warmed up, believes the scenes of jubilation among the Hoops fans was testament to his side’s progress in recent years.The former West Brom boss said: “I think you are always concerned when fans come on the pitch like that.“The celebrations were probably a little bit over the top, it is a big compliment to Kilmarnock, that Celtic come here and celebrate a victory like that.“So we will take it as a backhanded compliment.” Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers excused Scott Brown’s red card at Kilmarnock which came after the skipper’s deflected 90th-minute strike gave his side a 1-0 win to see them move eight points clear at the top of the Premiership.Steve Clarke’s men gave as good they got until defender Kirk Broadfoot was sent off for a high challenge on Brown in the 75th minute.But – with the game heading for a goalless draw – the Parkhead midfielder latched on to a Dedryck Boyata knock down and his shot came off Killie debutant substitute Alex Bruce before finding its way into the net to secure eight-successive domestic wins since the start of 2019.Brown, already booked by referee Bobby Madden for a foul on Greg Taylor, raced behind the goal to take the acclaim of the ecstatic travelling fans, some of whom invaded the pitch, and was handed a second yellow card. However, Rodgers said: “There is no blame. I can’t blame him. He had good control. He had a challenge early on that he was booked for, but I thought he was excellent.“It’s very hard for Scott or any other player, especially when you score late on.“We don’t get so many late goals now – we normally have a comfort in the game – but to get a winner like that, so late, you want to go with your team-mates to your supporters so to then get sent-off for it is always harsh.“But it was a great leap by Dedryck. You watch it again he heads it back down and then Browny finishes it with a slight deflection. But I think if it doesn’t deflect it’s a penalty.last_img read more

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Student Assault Video Circulating on Social Media

first_imgOn Wednesday, May 3, 2017 a male student assaulted another student at approximately 9:30 a.m.  at Tuscola High School.  The assault lasted approximately 20 seconds.  Law enforcement and the parents of the injured student were promptly notified.  The victim of the assault sustained serious physical injuries.A student videoed the assault and shared it electronically with others.  On Thursday, May 4, 2017 school officials were informed that the video was circulating on social media.“This was an aggressive assault and watching the video actually made us feel nauseated,” said Travis Collins, Principal of Tuscola High School.  “This is unacceptable behavior and we will use our existing policies and laws to issue appropriately firm discipline for the student committing the assault and the student who made and transmitted the video.”“We are thankful for the intervention of other students and staff as they yelled at the student committing the assault and began moving toward the incident to intervene,” said Bill Nolte Associate Superintendent.  “Our thoughts are with the injured student.  We ask people not to share the video with others.  This adds insult to injury and advertises something that should be condemned.”“It is very disappointing that such an act would occur at one of our schools,” said Superintendent Anne Garrett.  “We stand with Mr. Collins and his staff as they work through this difficult situation.  They are working hard to stabilize the campus climate during this very important time of the year.”last_img read more

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