Juneteenth Celebration begins June 15th

first_img Facebook Juneteenth Celebration begins June 15th By admin – June 7, 2018 WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Previous articleGOLF: McHugh, Wyatt return to defend Quarter Century Partnership titleNext articleHot Summer Night admin Twitter The Black Cultural Council of OdessaThe Black Cultural Council of Odessa (BCCO) has scheduled the 2018 Juneteenth Celebration on June 15 at the following locations.Woodson Park, 1020 E. Murphy St.: 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., “Blues” by DJ Blue Boy and DJ B. Reed; 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Welcome program; 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., performance by saxophonist Chris Mitchell; 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., performance by N’Tense featuring Sean G. at the main stage; youth dance.Odessa College Sports Center, 201 W. University Blvd.; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 38th annual Danny R. Wright Basketball Tournament and the Boys & Girls High School and Youth Divisions Basketball Tournament.Blackshear Elementary Auditorium, 501 S. Dixie Blvd.: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Annual Juneteenth Pageant.The annual “Celebration of Freedom” honors the day when Texas slaves finally learned of their emancipation.Food vendors will be available.For more information, call 305-0369. Twitter Local News Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Admir Raščić is going to Hong Kong to play

first_imgFormer striker of Sarajevo, Olimpic and Borac, Admir Raščić is leaving BIH Premier League and will continue his carreer in Hong Kong, reports sportsport.baAlthough he had plans to play for Velež, he got better offer and accepted it.Raščić said that he is most certainly going to play abroad but he still does not know for which club. He added that it was an offer which he could not reject.last_img

Bassett earns inaugural ride on Whitewater’s Glory Ridge Chair

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsMarley Bassett of Nelson has won the right to the first ride heading up the new Glory Ridge triple chair at Whitewater Ski Resort.The twenty-something Bassett had the winning ticket during the raffle draw Monday at Whitewater.Bassett now joins two of friends on the first chair when the lift is open later this week.“We’re working through some remaining safety measures so we can open the chair,” Marketing Manager Anne Pigeon told The Nelson Daily Wednesday night.Pigeon said crews worked late into the night both Tuesday and Wednesday to complete the necessary safety tasks. Pigeon added Whitewater would make the call on when to open the new triple chair Thursday.Tentative date is Friday or Sunday.The Glory Ridge raffle was a tremendous success. Proceeds went to helping the Whitewater Ski Team, the Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaris, and the Nelson Food Cupboard.Whitewater currently has a base at the top of the Summit of 154 cm/60.6 inches.The hill is open from 11a.m. to 3p.m. on Christmas Day with the Silver King chair in [email protected]last_img read more

Teacher gets honors for using art in class

first_imgThomas Jefferson Elementary School in Burbank was a finalist in the school category. [email protected] (818) 713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Linda Candib, a fourth-grade teacher from Valencia, was named Tuesday as a Bravo Award winner for her ability to inspire students by weaving the arts into general education lessons. A teacher at Charles Helmers Elementary, Candib was recognized during a gala at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel marking the 25th anniversary of the arts education awards. “(Art) is so much a part of life that it shouldn’t be left out,” Candib said before the ceremony. Candib has taught at Helmers for nine years, and in her class, every subject has the potential for an art component, including math. “You can do an art activity, like when I do geometry,” said Candib, who has a minor in art history and a master’s in dramatic art. “They can do a picture by making geometric shapes.” She’ll take the works of artists such as Russia’s Wassily Kandinsky and Holland’s Piet Mondrian, painters whose work fits well in a geometry lesson. Candib said using art as a learning tool allows the children to comprehend and retain information in a way that has meaning to them personally. At Tuesday’s ceremony, hosted by producer-director Garry Marshall, Candib won in the general education category. Brent Beerman of Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta, Julianne De Sal of Viewpoint School in Calabasas and Marjorie Gaines of Newcastle Elementary School in Reseda were finalists in the arts specialists category. last_img read more

Oakland A’s projected to come back down to earth in 2019

first_imgThe A’s reached the postseason last year for the first time since 2014, but projections for this upcoming season have them crashing back down to earth.Baseball Prospectus released their PECOTA projections for all 30 Major League Baseball teams Thursday morning. A 2019 finish of 80-82 is what the A’s are estimated to finish with, which is a downgrade of 17 wins from their 97-65 record from last season. The 80 wins would qualify for third in the American League West, according to the …last_img read more

Consular services for South Africans

first_imgA handy guide for both South African and international travellers looking for consulate services. The South African High Commission in London, England. This consulate offers a variety of services for South African abroad, including remote voting services and travel information. (Image: Wikipedia)Where to go for consular servicesIf you’re in South AfricaContact the Department of Foreign Affairs’ head office in Pretoria.Postal AddressChief Directorate: Consular ServicesDepartment of Foreign AffairsPrivate Bag X152Pretoria0001Physical AddressTulbagh Park Office ComplexEikendal Building1234 Church Street (corner Duncan)Colbyn, PretoriaNote: those wanting to visit the consular offices in person must first make an appointment.The Department’s Operations Room runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week:Telephone: (012) 351 1000 / +27 12351 1000 from outside SAFax: (012) 342 3370 or 342 9315E-mail: Operations RoomE-mail: InquiriesWeb page: consular servicesFor foreign countries’ representative offices in South Africa, see “FOREIGN OFFICES IN SA” in the box on the right.If you’re abroadContact the South African embassy, high commission or consulate in the country you’re living or travelling in, or nearest to the country you’re living or travelling in. (In countries where South Africa does not have resident representatives, consular services are offered through honorary consuls or through consular sharing agreements with missions in nearby countries.)All permanent South African missions can be contacted by telephone, fax or e-mail. Check the full alphabetical list by country under “SA OFFICES ABROAD” in the box on the right.What CAN be done for you:In emergencies:Assistance in evacuation planning of South African citizens abroad in cases of political turmoil, natural or manmade disasters. The nature of the event (e.g. a nuclear disaster) and considerations of safety could influence the ability to respond. (Note that evacuation from a location abroad is not a right that can be claimed from the State).In the event of an emergency, communicate on behalf of South African citizens abroad with family and/or friends in South Africa.Provide non-financial assistance for repatriation and urgently needed medical or professional attention.Liaise with the local authorities to search for missing persons and/or determine the whereabouts of South African citizens abroad.Assist families under certain circumstances by facilitating the transfer of funds to family members in distress abroad.Provide support services and advice in cases of hostage taking, kidnapping or abduction.Provide certain level of assistance if you are arrested or jailed abroad. For more information, visit the Consular Services website.Legal and Notary:Facilitate the serving of legal summons on defendants abroad.Convey requests for extradition, rogatory letters and evidence on commission between states.Authenticate public documents for use between states.Provide non-financial assistance to victims of crime.Provide advice, guidance and support to the custodial parent/guardian, in collaboration with the Office of the Family Advocate where indicated, in cases of abduction of South African children to foreign countries. Where there is evidence that the health and safety of the child is in jeopardy the matter is treated as an emergency.Provide a list of local lawyers and/or detail of local Law Commissions. (The Department of Foreign Affairs cannot vouch for the competence of any lawyer and does not accept responsibility or liability for information provided in good faith).Provide a list of local translators. (The Department of Foreign Affairs cannot vouch for the competence of the translator(s) provided).Other services:Assist to replace lost, stolen, damaged or expired passports abroad (fees apply).Under certain circumstances provide an emergency loan to a destitute citizen (subject to repayment with interest and only granted if requirements are met. This is done in consultation with the Department of Home Affairs).Notify next of kin in the event of death or life threatening illness or injury of a South African citizen abroad.Provide non-financial assistance and advice regarding the disposal of mortal remains of South Africans who died abroad.Request the local authorities to investigate suspicious deaths of and crimes against South African citizens.Provide guidance in collaboration with the Department of Social Development on matters relating to adoptions.Provide assistance and guidance to foreign representatives regarding their nationals in South Africa.What CANNOT be done for you:Secure a release from prison/detention.Intervene in court and legal proceedings (in foreign countries).Give legal advice.Interfere in or initiate court or legal proceedings on behalf of South African citizens and body corporate.Request local authorities to give preferential treatment to South Africans.Investigate crimes or deaths.Obtain a criminal record check on your behalf.Pay for cremations, burials or the repatriation of mortal remains to South Africa.Enforce a South African custody agreement abroad or compel a country to decide a custody case.Pay hotel, legal, medical or any other bills.Pay travelling expenses.Undertake work done by travel agents, airlines, banks, etc.Obtain accommodation, work or work permits on your behalf.Intervene on your behalf in disputes between employer and employee.Store personal effects or search for lost items.Accept personal mail and parcels.Issue pensions and social security benefits.Formally assist dual nationals in the country of their second nationality.Source: Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Bafana set for Morocco visit

first_img27 September 2013Bafana Bafana will next be in action on 11 October, when they take on Morocco in a friendly international at the Agadir New Stadium in Agadir City. South Africa’s coach Gordon Igesund is looking forward to the outing.Morocco is following in the footsteps of South Africa and will host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). Bafana Bafana has been invited to be part of the celebrations to open one of the stadiums for the tournament.Igesund told the South African Football Association he was excited about the invitation.‘Two-pronged approach’“We go there with a two-pronged approach: to see conditions in Morocco as they are the next Afcon hosts and also to start preparations for the qualifiers of that tournament,” Igesund explained in a statement on Wednesday.“There are only two Fifa calendar dates between the CHAN (African Nations Championship) tournament and the September qualifiers in 2014, so it is important to take advantage of this invitation and also have a feel of how things are in Morocco.‘Strike a balance’“We would also take this opportunity to include some of the players who will feature in the CHAN tournament to strike a balance,” he added.Bafana Bafana will have to field its strongest available squad for the clash in Agadir City as per a contractual agreement between the Moroccan Football Federation and the South African Football Association (Safa).Memorable\       and South Africa shared a memorable contest in the Africa Cup of Nations in January. After a pulsating showdown, the teams drew 2-2, which left South Africa top of Group A after a win and two draws, and the Lions of the Atlas out of the tournament after three draws.The Moroccans took an early lead in Durban, with central defender Issam El Adoua giving them the lead with a header from close range from a corner. Certainly in the early going, the North Africans made Bafana Bafana look very nervous at set pieces.With time running out and tension mounting, South Africa were at last back on level terms in the 71st minute after May Mahlangu curled a wonderful shot past goalkeeper Nadir Lamyaghri which, with the way matters stood at that time, put Bafana Bafana on a path to the next round.Crowd silencedOnly 10 minutes remained, however, when Morocco again hit the front through substitute Abdelilah Hafidi, which silenced the huge, South African support momentarily.An animated coach Igesund urged his charges on and they found a response, levelling matters four minutes from the end of regulation time through a well-taken strike from central defender Siyabonga Sangweni.Finally, the whistle sounded to ensure South Africa’s progress and Morocco’s demise.SOUTH AFRICA vs MOROCCO  1998, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: SA 2-1 Morocco2002, Segou, Mali: SA 3-1 Morocco2004, Sousse, Morocco: Morocco 1-1 SA2013, Durban, South Africa: SA 2-2 Morocco SAinfo reporter and South African Football Associationlast_img read more

Nassar to receive final sentence in sexual assault scandal

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The scandal has rocked Michigan State, which has been accused of repeatedly missing opportunities to stop Nassar, who had a campus office and was a revered figure in sports medicine.Lou Anna Simon resigned as Michigan State’s president on Jan. 24 and athletic director Mark Hollis followed two days later. The longtime leader of USA Gymnastics, Steve Penny, quit last March, and all board members recently stepped down at the demand of the U.S. Olympic Committee. A law firm has been hired to investigate how the USOC responded to its knowledge of allegations against Nassar. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:19Hontiveros wants NBP doctor stripped of license for giving hospital passes01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Nassar pleaded guilty to penetrating girls with ungloved hands when they sought treatment for injuries at Twistars, a gymnastics club that was run by a 2012 U.S. Olympic coach. Nassar already has been sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison in another county and is starting his time behind bars with a 60-year federal term for child pornography crimes. He worked for Michigan State and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.Randy Margraves was tackled by sheriff’s deputies Friday before he could pummel Nassar in court. He said he wanted just a minute in a locked room with the “demon.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This cannot be a lawless society. I know that,” Margraves, 58, told reporters during a public apology. “I lost control, but I gained control later in a holding cell.”More than 260 women and girls say they were assaulted by Nassar, some as far back as the 1990s. Most victims who wanted to speak publicly or submit a statement did so earlier during Nassar’s seven-day court hearing in Ingham County, including 2012 Olympic teammates Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber and McKayla Maroney. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ AFP official booed out of forumcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Larry Nassar listens as Rachael Denhollander gives her victim impact statement Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Eaton County Circuit Court, the second and final day of victim impact statements in Judge Janet Cunningham’s courtroom in Charlotte, Mich. He will be sentenced Monday. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)CHARLOTTE, Mich. — Days of emotional testimony in two Michigan courtrooms are wrapping up with a final sentence for former sports doctor Larry Nassar, whose serial sexual abuse of girls and young women has shaken Michigan State University and elite sports associations.Nassar, 54, is returning to court Monday in Eaton County, Michigan. He listened to dozens of victims for two days last week and was almost attacked by a man whose three daughters said they were molested.ADVERTISEMENT Philadelphians take to the streets to celebrate Super Bowl Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Nextlast_img read more

Manoj Kumar wants to do it for his brother

first_imgWhen Commonwealth Games gold medallist Manoj Kumar starts his campaign at the London Olympics, he will realise a dream which his elder brother and former international boxer Rajesh Kumar once had but could never fulfil.After a training session at the NIS here, Manoj said that after qualifying for the Olympics, he is happy not just for himself but for his brother too.”Going to the Olympics and winning a medal was a dream that both of us shared. If he had not been a boxer, I would never have been a Commonwealth Games champion and an Olympian. I want to compete and win a medal in London. If I do so, I can share the joy with my brother,” Manoj, who will be making his Olympics debut in London, told Mail Today.He might have fell short in his bid for the Olympics, but Rajesh has had a big influence on his family members and relatives, amongst whom as many as eight took to boxing after watching him.”He actually took our family to a new direction. After him, I came into boxing and made the sub-junior team in 1999. My younger brother Mukesh followed me in 2004 and currently we are eight brothers and cousins who are representing India in different age categories,” he said.Manoj started by imitating his brother but it soon turned into a passion.”I used to watch my brother practising and started imitating him. Initially, it was fun to throw punches like him but gradually I started taking keen interest in boxing. My brother noticed it and took me to a coach where I started boxing seriously,” said Manoj.advertisementRajesh took part in some international tournaments but fell short in his bid for the Olympics. He left boxing and studied physical education and after getting a doctorate, became a coach with an NIS diploma achieved under national coach Gurbux Singh Sandhu. “Even today there are matters, regarding sport and family which I discuss only with him and if I win in London the unconditional support of my brother will be a major factor,” said Manoj.Manoj is training hard at the NIS where his preparations are in the final phase.”Now the entire focus is on speed and strength. Both the factors will give me an edge at the Olympics and I want to make the most of the opportunity,” he said.To acclimatise to local conditions, Manoj went with the team to Ireland and will be leaving for London for training on Friday. “The Ireland trip was good because of the local conditions. London and Dublin are almost similar and training at such venues will help us feel at home at the Olympic venue.”Ireland was the No.1 boxing team at the Commonwealth Games and sparring with them was a fruitful experience. Now our camp is in London and it will help us adjust physically, mentally and physiologically,” said Manoj.last_img read more

West’s bid to be the best

first_imgIn addition to being the number one Men’s touch referee based on the 2009 National Touch League, he is also a regular NRL Toyota Cup (Under 20’s) whistle blower as well. While most people can relax after the end of the NYC, Gavin has to fly back to Sydney to referee a NSW Cup rugby league match. West missed out on a place as a referee in the Trans Tasman series earlier this year, after taking a break from the game to concentrate on his league commitments. West said it was sad to miss out on the series but he has set refereeing at the next Trans Tasman as one of his goals to make up for that disappointment. “I’m very motivated to get that next Trans Tasman game so I’ve got to work towards that,” he said. His road to the top of the referee standings hasn’t come easy. He earned his level six badge in touch in 2002, and had to work hard in the meantime to get to the number one position. “I was the youngest ever to get that (level six), I’ve been on level six for quiet a while now. In 2005 I became number two but from there I had a few years off but I came back this year and got that so I’ve just been refereeing at state cup, NSW level and I was just lucky enough to get that spot this year,” he said. West took time off to concentrate on his goal of becoming a league referee, which included moving from Newcastle to Sydney to pursue his dream.And this is now starting to pay dividends in both codes. West has refereed the most Toyota Cup games this year, and was also named the number one referee at the NYC this week, but it hasn’t come easy. “It’s (a) heavy workload with the training, you don’t get much free time between work and footy but hopefully in a couple of years I’ll have a full time position (refereeing) and it’s the only job I’ll have so I’m not juggling that workload as well,” West said. West’s busy schedule means that it can be difficult to manage his time, especially as the top two touch tournaments of the year clash with important league games. “The NTL is often the first week of league so I had to manage that to get the finals this year and also this tournament as it’s the finals for league as well. I just had to fully focus on league at that time but now that I’m established there I can be a bit more flexible,” he said. Now that he is more established in League, he hopes to be able to make the transition from Under 20’s to first grade in the near future. “I want it done in the next three years at least, I’m hoping not 2010 but 2011 that might occur so it’s just a matter of the numbers game and just waiting for people to retire or getting past their use by date,” he said.last_img read more