Cuban women meet in New York City

first_imgMaritzel González-Quevedo Alicia Campos Pérez The International Working Women’s Coalition hosted a reception and political discussion with two Cuban women revolutionaries at the Solidarity Center in New York City on March 21.The honored guests were Alicia Campos Pérez, coordinator of the International Democratic Federation of Women (FDIM), and Maritzel González-Quevedo, an official for Foreign Affairs in the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC).The FMC, which was founded by the late Vilma Espín in 1960, immediately following the victory of the Cuban revolution, is a member of the FDIM, an alliance of left-political women’s organizations working for women’s liberation.Both speakers discussed the contributions that women have made throughout Latin America and the Caribbean — and especially under socialism in Cuba — in the struggle to further advance the liberation of women from the yoke of imperialism and capitalism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USU Men’s Basketball Signs Rollie Worster Wednesday

first_imgNovember 13, 2019 /Sports News – Local USU Men’s Basketball Signs Rollie Worster Wednesday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Wednesday, Utah State men’s basketball head coach Craig Smith announced the signing of Montana’s 2018-19 Gatorade Player of the Year, Rollie Worster.Worster is a two-sport athlete at Hellgate High School of Missoula, Mont. as he is a star for the Knights on both the hardwood and the gridiron.Last season, Worster led the Knights to a Class AA state runner-up finish in netting 22.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4 assists and 1.3 steals per game. This earned him Class AA state tournament MVP honors. Worster is a three-time all-conference and all-state selection.The 6-3 205-pound Worster is also a first team all-state safety and earned honorable mention all-state selection honors as a quarterback.Worster will have four seasons of eligibility for the Aggies. Written by Tags: Craig Smith/Hellgate Knights/Rollie Worster/USU Men’s Basketball Brad Jameslast_img read more

Passion Pit Announces ‘Manners’ 10th Anniversary Tour Dates

first_imgPassion Pit will hit the road later this year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the indie electro-rock outfit’s 2009 debut album, Manners. The 18-show tour will begin on April 30th with a performance at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ, and continues throughout the month of May before wrapping on May 25th in Washington, DC. The band did not state who would be joining them throughout the tour as support to go with Monday’s announcement.The run of spring performances will make a point to visit primarily major U.S. and Canadian cities. Some of the venues included on the band’s spring tour schedule include The Observatory North Park in San Diego, CA (5/1); The Masonic in San Francisco (5/5); Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC (5/8); the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO (5/12); the Riviera Theater in Chicago, IL (5/15); Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, ON (5/17); Pier 17 at South Street Seaport in New York, NY (5/21); House of Blues in Boston, MA (5/23); and The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA (5/24).The band’s lead singer, Michael Angelakos, also shared a statement about what the album still means to him 10 years later:“One of the greatest challenges for me, has been attempting to listen back to Manners and not relive the terror, confusion, and euphoria that it was so vividly informed by. For most of my life, I’ve ignored or dismissed it as a type of coping mechanism. It always seemed to play back like an audible dream journal I can’t even remember writing. And, the years we spent touring in support of it were never easy, especially in the beginning, as though playing the songs every single night were a form of exposure therapy in front of an audience. Ten years later, Manners seems to finally feel like the moment that it was: a tectonic shift during the strangest, most defining year of my life. To me, and to many of the people closest to the project, Manners has always been the most deeply misunderstood Passion Pit album. Eleven years after I began writing it, and ten more struggling to comprehend it, it suddenly does not seem so frivolous or self-absorbed to celebrate Manners—to celebrate surviving it, to get another chance to shine a certain light on it, but without the fear and the pain that went into making it. I can’t think of a better way of doing so than performing it live, doing both the album and one of the most significant moments of my life, a healthy justice.”Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the public starting this Friday, February 8th, at 10 a.m. local time. Fans can head to the band’s website for ticket info. A full listing of tour dates, cities, and venues can also be referenced below.Passion Pit Tour DatesApril 30 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee TheatreMay 1 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North ParkMay 3 – Las Vegas, NV – House of BluesMay 5 – San Francisco, CA – The MasonicMay 7 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDoMay 8 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore BallroomMay 9 – Portland, OR – Roseland TheaterMay 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – The ComplexMay 12 – Denver, CO – Ogden TheatreMay 14 – Saint Paul, MN – Palace TheatreMay 15 – Chicago, IL – Riviera TheaterMay 16 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music TheatreMay 17 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music HallMay 19 – Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids TheatreMay 21 – New York, NY – Pier 17 at South Street SeaportMay 23 – Boston, MA – House of BluesMay 24 – Philadelphia, PA – The FillmoreMay 25 – Washington, DC – The AnthemView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Enugu sympathises with Rangers over player’s death

first_imgRelatedPosts Lagos CP declares war on cultists, traffic offenders Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 The Enugu State Government on Tuesday condoled with Rangers International FC over the death of their player, Ifeanyi George, who died in a ghastly motor accident on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that George and a Rangers feeder team player, Emmanuel Ogbu, and his friend, Eteka Gabriel, lost their lives in the accident on their way to Lagos State. NAN reports that George, 26, who played as a striker, once played for Enyimba. He earned two caps for Nigeria in 2017. In a statement released by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Aroh, in Enugu, the state government also condoled with the management, players and supporters of Rangers FC over the unfortunate loss. The statement said: “The state government is deeply saddened by the news of George’s death and others. “He was a dedicated player who gave his all and showed the highest sense of responsibility and commitment to the team. “It is our candid prayer that the Almighty God grant all of us the fortitude to bear this loss and also grant the souls of the departed eternal rest.”Tags: Enugu StateIfeanyi GeorgeLagos StatePlayer DeathRangers International FClast_img read more

Graham Wylie excited by Nichols Canyon’s Christmas mission

first_img Wylie said: ” It was a very nice surprise to see him do what he did at Punchestown. Willie told me during the summer we’d go down the Champion Hurdle route, but that we’d try to avoid Faugheen before hopefully meeting him at Cheltenham in March if all went well. “When they were entered against each other I was surprised and Willie told me not to expect to beat Faugheen. I think he was as surprised as anyone that he did. “I think the plan will be to go to Leopardstown and hopefully myself and Andrea (wife) will get over there for a few days over Christmas. “It’s just really exciting to have what looks a live candidate for the Champion Hurdle. I’ve never had one before.” The Wylies have enjoyed a strong start to the season in Ireland, with Bellshill and Up For Review both looking like major players in the novice hurdle division after making impressive starts to their jumping careers in November. “Bellshill was very good at Cork and I was impressed with Up For Review at Fairyhouse as well, so it’s exciting times,” said Wylie. “I’m sure we’ll learn more about them when they step up in grade.” Owner Graham Wylie is looking forward to making the trip to Leopardstown over Christmas to see if Nichols Canyon can reaffirm his Champion Hurdle claims in the Ryanair Hurdle. Press Associationcenter_img The Willie Mullins-trained five-year-old struck four times at Grade One level during his novice campaign and inflicted a shock defeat on previously unbeaten stable companion Faugheen on his return to action in last month’s Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown. Wylie expects the pair to be kept apart until a potential rematch at Cheltenham in March and with Faugheen set to return to Kempton to defend his Christmas Hurdle crown, Nichols Canyon will head to Leopardstown on December 29 for a race won four times by recently-retired former stablemate Hurricane Fly. last_img read more

Three takeaways from Carolina Hurricanes 8-2 win over Ottawa Senators

first_imgThe 30-year-old forward was able to pick up an assist in the defeat on White’s goal — which came off a misread from Mrazek — to put the Sens on the board, 5-1.Colin White with some great work down low.GOAL: White (2)ASSISTS: Ennis (4), BOROWIECKI (5) pic.twitter.com/MfHOTQ06uJ— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) November 12, 2019It marked Ennis’ third straight game with a helper, as well as his fourth game with a point over a five-game span. He now has three goals and seven points in 17 games so far this season.At his current scoring rate, Ennis is on pace for a 34-point season, which would be his highest-scoring campaign since racking up 46 points in 2014-15 with the Buffalo Sabres. Colin White — in his first game back from injury — and Brady Tkachuk were Ottawa’s lone goal scorers. Goaltender Anders Nilsson were pulled after surrendering four goals on 19 shots, while Craig Anderson stopped 20 of 24 in relief.NHL RUMORS: Early-season trade candidates for 2019-20With the win, the Hurricanes were able to end a four-game losing streak, putting them into a three-way tie for the second wildcard spot. Ottawa, on the other hand, saw its bid for a three-game win streak spoiled and is still tied with the Detroit Red Wings (13 points) for last in the Eastern Conference. The Senators previously won three of their last four games heading into Monday’s contest.Here are three takeaways from the game.Joel Edmundson shines for CanesWhen Carolina acquired Joel Edmundson from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Justin Faulk, they were hoping to acquire the physicality they needed on the backend. However, despite going without a point through 17 games, the 6-4, 215-pound blueliner showed that he has the potential to contribute as well against the Sens.Edmundson not only scored his first goal of the season but added two assists en route to the win. It was his first point since March 7, when he had an assist against the L.A. Kings and his first goal since Feb. 14, where he scored against Arizona.[OTT 2 – CAR (8)] Edmundson records his third point of the night with his first goal as a Hurricane pic.twitter.com/puNS4TlkYV— GoatWorldSports (@GoatWorldSport1) November 12, 2019The 26-year-old isn’t expected to be a major producer for the Canes, but he did show that he can get involved on the forecheck, finishing with three shots on the night to boot. At the other end of the ice, Edmundson played a strong role on the backcheck and also led all skaters (tied with Brett Pesce) in shorthanded TOI with 3:13.Senators power play still not clickingOttawa’s power-play woes looked like they would be behind them when they managed two goals on the man advantage against the New York Rangers on Nov. 4. However, the power play told the same story as it has been this season.The Sens went 0-for-3 at 5-on-4 on Monday and managed just two shots on their opportunities.Over the last four games now, Ottawa has no PP goals and is 0-for-13 at 5-on-4.The Senators’ power play is dead-last in the league right now, operating at just 6.6 percent. If they want to get back on track before things are too late, the team will have to find a way to convert while up a man.Tyler Ennis finding way with SensComing from Toronto along with Ron Hainsey, Ennis was looking forward to finding a fresh start with Ottawa. And now, it seems like he’s getting the swing of things. Things seemed to be looking up for the Ottawa Senators, who were 3-2-0 to start November and getting strong goaltending and effort from all four forward lines, but that all changed on Monday when they faced the Carolina Hurricanes.After Warren Foegele struck 44 seconds in for the Canes, Carolina took over and dominated thanks to a two-goal performance from Sebastian Aho and 27 saves from Petr Mrazek, which helped pave the way early for an 8-2 win.last_img read more

Leicestershire pair sweep up Midlands North trophies

first_img1 May 2012 Leicestershire pair sweep up Midlands North trophies Leicestershire and Rutland pair Sarah Haslum and Suzanne Pretty made a clean sweep of the trophies at the Midlands North regional foursomes at Scraptoft Golf Club. Sarah, who plays off three, and Suzanne, a nine-handicapper, are members at Longcliffe and won both the handicap Challenge Cups and the Scratch Salvers with a gross score of 157, net 145. The trophies were presented by England Golf director Julie Wright, who was also a competitor in the competition. The event, played on a rare rain-free day, attracted competitors from all six counties in the region: Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire. The conditions were tough and the course played very long, but there were some excellent scores. The runners-up in the scratch competition were Emma and Sophie Newlove of Beeston Fields, Nottinghamshire, with 161. Second place in the handicap competition went to Lynn Jones and Alison Horak from Ullesthorpe, Leicestershire, with 154. Full scores can be found on the Leicestershire and Rutland county ladies’ website: www.lrlcga.co.uk Image: Suzanne Pretty (left) and Sarah Haslumlast_img read more

Patricia McHale Apy Inspired by Her Father’s Heroism and Service

first_imgPatricia McHale ApyRED BANK – Patricia Apy, of the law firm of Paras, Apy & Reiss, was recently honored for her leadership in addressing legal needs of military families and was awarded the prestigious Grass Roots Advocacy award by the American Bar Association. The award was presented at the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC at the annual ABA Day in the nation’s Capitol that brings attorneys from all 50 states to Washington to connect policy makers with constituents in the legal profession.Apy was one of three attorneys to receive the award, and the only one from New Jersey among the 400,000 members of the ABA. That she was honored by the presentation was best exemplified in her acceptance remarks when she said “to be distinguished in an association of 400,000 professional advocates is a remarkable honor and I am humbled by this recognition.” Apy, a Little Silver resident, said she felt further honored by her selection with Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito, a New Jersey native, in attendance at the ceremony.But there is no doubt Patricia McHale Apy is more than deserving of the honor selected by the Board of Governors of the ABA.Specifically, Apy was cited for her leadership over the past eight years in helping the ABA oppose federal legislation that would have adverse consequences for militar y parents involved in child custody disputes.The specific case which was the foundation for HR 3212, the Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2014, involved the Monmouth County man whose son was taken illegally by his mother to Brazil and subsequently, after she died, custody was given to her second husband in Brazil. Congressman Chris Smith led the fight to have the child returned to his natural father. Apy worked closely with the congressman throughout the ordeal; she was then also instrumental in crafting a New Jersey state statute that served as a basis for the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act. This act has already been adopted in many states and under consideration in others.“Patricia Apy has been a leader in addressing the legal needs of military families,” said William C. Hubbard, ABA president, in announcing the award. “She has helped the ABA oppose federal legislation that would have hurt military parents working through child custody issues and she has spent endless hours educating members of Congress about this issue. We are delighted to honor her work.”So why does this effervescent, quick-talking, fast-moving, award-winning attorney who is as comfortable giving a presentation before the US or New Jersey Supreme Courts, as she is lecturing a World Congress or an International Bar Association meeting take on such troublesome work to help the military and their families?She’ll tell you – quietly, firmly, sincerely, and definitively. “On the wall of my home hang the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, an Oak Leaf cluster in lieu of a third Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart. They were each earned by my father during World War II. He was injured at the Battle of the Bulge in 1945, taken prisoner by the Germans, and a prisoner of war in Germany. He escaped, was recaptured, and remained in prison until he was liberated by American forces at the end of the war.”If that isn’t enough, this woman who is a strong believer in faith in God and commitment to her profession, will tell you more. “My father died in a VA hospital when I was 9 years old. I can still remember my mother turning in her life insurance policy to get the money for gas so she could drive to Tulsa, Oklahoma, we three kids in the backseat, to see my father in the hospital. I can still remember when children weren’t allowed in the hospital but we could wave to my father as he stood by the window. And I can remember when we weren’t allowed to play in the snow in front of our house.” The last, a story in itself.Apy explains that her father, home from the POW camp, suffered what is now termed Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome but which didn’t have a name in the 1950s. She recalls when she and her brother were making snow angels in the backyard when she was in primary school, and her mom coming out to tell them they could not play in the front of the house. It wasn’t until she was much older that Apy learned them reason for her mother’s strange instruction.“My father was in and out of the hospital for years before he died in the VA hospital,” she explained, “and we later learned that the Germans had tracked his footprints in the snow to capture and imprison him. Anytime he saw prints in the snow, it brought back all the agony, pain and incarceration of his time as a POW.”Today, Apy’s mother, Gloria McHale, lives with the Apys in Little Silver, and the proud daughter gives full credit to her for any accomplishment she herself has achieved. “We were raised in Neptune, in extremely modest means. But my mother made sure we all had an education, we all learned the right things to do, we all did our best. My mother invested tremendously in us. I try very hard, but I can never repay her.”A partner in a law firm that is based on a handshake more than 20 years ago, her work is as diverse as what she is currently handling: children kidnapped and now in Japan and another involving an American citizen who with her children was restrained in Pakistan and the practice of Shar’ia law in New Jersey figures into the equation.She has conducted more than 600 education hours for Judge Advocate Generals of the armed services both on military bases and vessels throughout the world. She’s been a legal advisor for the US at The Hague and has served as consultant for the Departments of State and Defense.She does it all because she never wants the military to forget that because of them, she knows that her family “sleep in peace at night due to their service and sacrifice. For this … I remain profoundly grateful.” – By Muriel J. Smithlast_img read more

Hard work pays dividends for Cats Malin Chernoff

first_imgMalin is considered the youngest of all the Wildcats.However, age doesn’t mean squat when the 5’9” middle blocker takes the court.Matter of fact age just seems to get the adrenaline flowing when the Grade 10 player gets the call from head coach Joe Moreira.“Knowing that I’m the younger and on the senior teams makes me feel that I’ve achieved something great,” the 15-year-old Chernoff said. Following a year of planning, the 2012 B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships are right only a few days away.The tournament begins Thursday at both LVR in Nelson and Selkirk College gymnasium in Castlegar.Hosting the provincial event is nothing new to the South Slocan-based school as Mount Sentinel has been the feature site of the provincial tournament eight times since 1991 and has won four titles since 1997, the last coming in 2007.Despite boasting a handful of championships the Single-A Girl’s Division has not been that friendly of late to the Wildcats.The players are eager to put an end to the drought with the help of the home support.The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr is getting readers into the provincial spirit with a series of profiles on the 2012 Mount Sentinel Wildcats.Today we feature Grade 12 right side Malin Chernoff. Like teammate Kyra Makortoff, Chernoff earned valuable experience playing on the Kootenay squad at the 2012 B.C. Summer Games in Surrey.The Summer Games experience inspired Chernoff to spend more time on her game.“During the off season I played club as well as practicing two days a week and lifting weights,” Chernoff said when asked about the off-season routine.“I also tried to get in extra practices too.”As a Grade 10 on the team, Chernoff doesn’t want to look too far into the week.On the eve of the 16-team tournament, Chernoff attempts to put this event into perspective.“There’s so much pressure. It’s kind of scary (at times),” explained Chernoff, who turns to reading when she’s not volleying a ball.“Knowing that it’s the last tournament for some girls on the team you want to try to help and make it the best (experience).”Last season the Wildcats shocked the Kootenays by stealing the zone crown.It was while the team was at the 2011 championships that coach Moreira started the mental preparation for the 2012 event.“Listening to coach (Moreira) I knew then I had to devote my all into volleyball.”The Cats open play Thursday in round robin play at L.V. Rogers.After a few early games Friday, the balance of the tournament shifts to Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar where the 2012 champion will be crowned Saturday evening.“I wasn’t to be the best I can be,” said Chernoff of the upcoming few days.“I want to make smart decision and most of all make (2012 A girl’s volleyball tournament) the best year of my life.”last_img read more

ARCADIA STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2015

first_imgMIKE SMITH, OBVIOUSLY, SECOND: “He settled great and he ran really well. They went in thirty-three to beat us; that’s pretty impressive. I wouldn’t say this track favors speed but . . . He just got run down today.” FLAVIEN PRAT, BOLO, WINNER: “We had a good race today. The pace was perfect for him and he got to run a great distance for him.“You have to be closer on the turf the way it’s playing so it worked out well. I knew the pace was already fast but I had to get out and go (when Om came up to Bolo’s outside on the far turn) because Obviously was still in front of me. When I came up next to Obviously, he picked it back up and I was a bit scared but I knew Bolo can get the distance and in the end, Obviously came back to us.” TRAINER QUOTES KEITH BRACKPOOL, PART OWNER: “I’m very proud of the horse and very proud of Carla. She did an amazing job. I couldn’t watch at the end. I couldn’t watch but it was unbelievable. Carla did just an incredible training job, incredible. Her patience over a seven-month period drives me crazy, but then in one day, it all comes together.”When asked if a surface switch to the Santa Anita Handicap on March 12 was possible: “The only thing I’m considering after this race is a trip to the bar and getting a drink (kiddingly). (Seriously) It seems like every other horse I hear about is being considered for Dubai . . . So we’ve got lots of options.” JOCKEY QUOTES CARLA GAINES, BOLO, WINNER: “The horse had a terrific trip. All I told Flavien was to let him break and find his place in the race. I felt he’d be sitting right behind the leaders and he would still have a kick home. That’s exactly what happened. I’m just so thrilled. I expected him to be fairly close to the speed, so 22, 45, those were quick fractions and I just kept thinking, ‘Oh, please don’t get tired.’ Did I think he was going to there? I’m not sure. I was screaming very loud.” NOTES: Gaines indicated options for Bolo’s next race would be the Grade I, $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile on grass March 12, and the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap at 1 ¼ miles on the main track the same day. The winning owners are Keith Brackpool of Manhattan Beach who campaigns as Golden Pegasus Racing, Inc., and Earle I. Mack of Fort Lee, NJ.last_img read more