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first_imgRead Next Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village But more than the numbers, what the 23-year-old cherishes the most were the learnings he had from coach Eric Altamirano.“I’ve really learned a lot from this Flying V team. I’m very thankful for the management, to our bosses, and to coach Eric — especially coach Eric because I learned a lot from his system. He really helped me a lot to be prepared for the PBA,” he said.As he braces for bigger challenges ahead, Teng shared that he’s taking this time to hone his craft as he raises the possibility of making the leap and joining the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.“The time I have right now, I’ll work with my individual skills. I consistently work on my outside shooting and continue improving my basic skills. I need to do that so that I’ll be more prepared when I come to the PBA,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Teng, the leading contender for the Conference MVP award, rued what could have been a dream run for Flying V as it already reached great heights after being only the fourth team to sweep the eliminations.“It’s unfortunate. We knew we could’ve achieved more. But we just don’t know what happened. But that’s basketball and those things happen and we just have to learn from it,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe failed championship campaign, though, does not diminish what Teng has achieved with the Thunder.Averaging a league-best 22.15 points, 6.85 rebounds, and 5.77 assists, Teng had a blast in one conference stay with Flying, recording the most triple-doubles in league history with three. JRU gets first streak, clobbers St. Benilde by 28center_img MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESIt may have been a tough pill to swallow, but Jeron Teng acknowledged Centro Escolar University came out the better team against Flying V in their semifinals series.“I think they hit big shots in the late game. We also had open shots, but we just didn’t make it. It happens,” he said after the Thunder’s stunning exit in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup with a 72-67 Game 3 defeat to the Scorpions on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgThere was plenty of media coverage of Touch Football in the month of January, with stories about annual Knockouts, the announcement of the Bundaberg Cup, as well as upcoming events. To view the stories, please click on the links below. Coota Touch Hit MilestoneThis year’s Cootamundra touch football carnival’s being used as a warm up for the nationals.It’s expected more than 50 teams will take part this coming weekend.http://au.prime7.yahoo.com/n1/news/a/-/national/20624773/coota-touch-hit-milestone-video/ Touch returns to the fieldTouch football returns from its Christmas and new year break this week with competitions in Mudgee and Gulgong back on the field.http://www.mudgeeguardian.com.au/story/2046897/touch-returns-to-the-field/ Junior Touch Football gala dayhttp://www.greatlakesadvocate.com.au/story/2032294/junior-touch-football-gala-day/ Young Takes on Yass KnockoutOn January 25 and 26 a group of talented young ladies took on the Yass Touch Football Knockout without knowing what kind of competition they would be in for.http://www.youngwitness.com.au/story/2077305/young-takes-on-yass-knockout/?cs=1666 Yass KnockoutThe Yass Knockout pulled a huge crowd to Yass this Australia Day long weekend. Ninety eight teams came from across the country. One team was made up of players from England as well.http://www.yasstribune.com.au/story/1265250/gallery-yass-knockout/#slide=29 Inaugural Bundaberg CupThe inaugural Bundaberg Cup touch football tournament will be held in the city next Australia Day, Premier Campbell Newman has announced.http://www.news-mail.com.au/news/touch-boost-city/2150598/  Touch of genius: Johns returns for charity matchRugby league immortal Andrew Johns will make his return to the football field when he straps on the boots at the Auckland Nines next month.While Brad Fittler will make his comeback for the Sydney Roosters, Johns won’t be joining his beloved Newcastle Knights. The former Australian halfback will be the headline act in a charity touch football game between the Australian media and New Zealand media to be played in front of more than 40,000 fans at Eden Park.http://newsstore.fairfax.com.au/apps/viewDocument.ac;jsessionid=2F5A03E1CF87E033881394D52DFC2528?sy=afr&pb=all_ffx&dt=selectRange&dr=1month&so=relevance&sf=text&sf=headline&rc=10&rm=200&sp=brs&cls=18864&clsPage=1&docID=SMH140111F968Q4PDMM8 Talented all-rounder Tanisha in line for LogieTanisha Stanton knows one day she may have to make a choice between TV and sport.Until then the multitalented 18-year-old from Macquarie Hills is choosing both.http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2069880/talented-all-rounder-tanisha-in-line-for-logie/ Cash injection to help sport clubs grow gamesCommunity sporting groups will receive an operational funding boost of more than $330,000 when the ACT government’s Sports and Recreation Grants Program is announced on Wednesday.Touch Football ACT, a major benefactor of the funding increase, intends to start an inaugural women’s tournament to run in conjunction with a men’s rugby league competition, the George Tooke Shield.http://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/cash-injection-to-help-sport-clubs-grow-games-20140204-31zn1.htmlTouch football skills strong in this familyShelby Grainger’s Rookie of the Year award from the Port Macquarie Touch Football Association this year would have given mum Tammy deja vu.Tammy won the same award 30 years ago.http://www.portnews.com.au/story/2051422/touch-football-skills-strong-in-this-family/ Junior State Cup the biggest everPort Macquarie News, 05/02/2014PORT Macquarie will host the largest Junior State Cup in the history of the tournament next weekend.Some 326 teams have signed up to compete – a big difference from the previous year of 286 teams.Event manager Robert Summers said the growth in numbers was a huge compliment to the facilities available at Port Macquarie.This will be the second year the tournament will be held in Port Macquarie and Roberts said previously the event endured a drop in numbers when it was played at Wollongong.”It shows junior touch is growing and everyone is happy with the venue,” he said.”It comes down to everything, location, accommodation and the chance to get away to somewhere new.”While NSW Touch are extremely happy with more people playing the sport, the extra numbers will make it hard.”Port Macquarie has the rights to host the event in 2015 but is up for tender after that.Despite Port Macquarie obviously impressing organisers and competitors alike, Summers said the town was not a certainty at retaining the event.”Part of the attraction of the Junior State Cup for the players is visiting somewhere new,” he said. “The increase in numbers puts Port Macquarie in good stead but it’s an opportunity for them to get away somewhere new and play the game.”Summers said parking had been reviewed and with more players expected said there would be more space allocated.The Junior State Cup kicks off on Saturday February 15.If you see a story from your local area that you’d like to see on the Touch Football Australia website, please email media@austouch.com.au.Related LinksTalking Touch – Januarylast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: I know Beckham’s a fanby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed David Beckham is a fan of his team.Beckham told Pochettino he wished he was playing for Spurs after watching them demolish Crystal Palace 4-0. “I was talking with Beckham after the game and he said he wished he still played and that he played for Tottenham because this stadium is amazing,” said Pochettino in quotes reported by The Sun.”We haven’t played many games here and it’s important to make this our house.“With time we will be at home here and then it will become very difficult for opponents to win here.” last_img read more

first_imgQuadree henderson runs with the football during the Military Bowl.The Military Bowl is off to a rousing start on ESPN. Pitt’ freshman wide receiver Quadree Henderson took the opening kickoff at the goal line and jetted 100 yards for a touchdown, giving his team the early lead against Navy. Speed kills. Pitt starts the #MilitaryBowl with a 100-yd kick return for a TD. https://t.co/y7lkwyaK5S— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) December 28, 2015The touchdown is Henderson’s first kickoff return TD and the second for the Panthers this season. Navy has already tied the score, so it seems like Henderson’s touchdown will be the first of many scores in this contest.last_img read more

first_img Jamaica will be the first English speaking Caribbean country to hold the position of Chairman Jamaica’s election marks a historic first for the country which currently serves as first Vice-Chairman of the Executive Council (EC) Jamaica was elected during the UNWTO’s 20th Session of the General Assembly Story Highlights Jamaica, represented by Tourism and Entertainment Minister the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has been elected Chairman of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive Council, for the year 2014-2015.Jamaica’s election marks a historic first for the country which currently serves as first Vice-Chairman of the Executive Council (EC) for 2013, after previously serving as second Vice-Chair.Jamaica will assume its position as Chairman in October 2014, and will preside over several important meetings including the next UNWTO General Assembly.Jamaica was elected during the UNWTO’s 20th Session of the General Assembly which was held from August 24 to 29, 2013 in Victoria Falls, at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Jamaica is one of three English speaking Caribbean countries that are members of the UNWTO, with the others being the Bahamas and Trinidad & Tobago. Jamaica will be the first English speaking Caribbean country to hold the position of Chairman.Minister McNeill and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Mrs. Jennifer Griffith, represented Jamaica at the meeting. The Minister said, “this is yet another proud moment for Jamaica, and represents a monumental achievement given the fact that we are a small island state.” He added, “this further concretizes our position as a leader in tourism on the international stage and speaks volumes of the far reaching impact Jamaica continues to have on the other nations of the world.”The island was also re-elected to serve as first Vice-Chairman of the EC for 2013-2014. The other countries rounding off the chairmanship of the UNWTO Executive Council for 2013-2014 are Indonesia – which was successful in its bid for Chairmanship and Mozambique as 2nd Vice-Chair.The UNWTO EC deliberates on policies and strategies that affect tourism worldwide before making recommendations to the General Assembly for action. As a member of the EC, Jamaica represents the interests of the Americas region.This was the largest ever General Assembly of the UNWTO with over 700 delegates representing 121 countries. There were 47 Ministers with responsibility for Tourism as well as over 200 journalists from across the globe. It was co-hosted by Zambia and Zimbabwe and the leaders of both countries; President Michael Sata and President Robert Mugabe, respectively, attended both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The event also saw Taleb Rifai being re-elected for a second term as UNWTO Secretary-General from 2014-2017.Minister McNeill returned to the island on Sunday, September 1, 2013.last_img read more

first_imgThose close to Marie Henein say the only thing the high-profile criminal lawyer defends more relentlessly than her clients is the justice system itself.Henein displayed that commitment to the fairness and transparency of the system this week, friends and colleagues said, as she secured a legal victory for Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.After representing Norman for more than two years in a breach of trust case, the charge was stayed Wednesday partially on the strength of information Henein and her team shared with prosecutors.Those who know the Toronto-based lawyer — who has also successfully defended clients such as former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi and former Ontario Attorney General Michael Bryant — said the Norman case allowed Henein to demonstrate some of the lesser-known skills that have shaped her successful career.Danielle Robitaille, who began working alongside Henein in 2007 and is now a partner in her law firm, said her mentor brings relentless focus and meticulous preparation to every case she takes on.Underpinning it all, she said, is an implacable desire to secure the best outcome for her clients while maintaining the integrity of the justice system.“Marie, really at her core, believes in our institutions,” Robitaille said. “She is so proud of our justice system … She is strongly of the view that we have a responsibility, as lawyers, to promote confidence in the administration of justice. And she takes that very, very seriously.”Henein, who graduated Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School in 1989 and went onto earn a Masters in Law from Columbia University two years later, cut her teeth in the firm of storied criminal lawyer Edward Greenspan.She’s been the principal of her own firm since 2002, and since that time has carved out an increasingly illustrious reputation.That reputation prompted Robitaille to seek her support and mentorship in 2007 when she was learning to practice criminal law.She said Henein was extremely generous with her time and expertise, though her “very direct” personality and sense of drive meant feedback was not always delivered gently.“We weren’t making cupcakes, we were protecting people’s constitutional rights and trying to save people from a loss of liberty,” she said. “There really wasn’t a lot of time to sugar-coat constructive criticism.”Robitaille said Henein’s style is characterized by rigorous attention to detail in every aspect of a case.She said her mentor conducts thorough investigations on behalf of her clients, never accepting evidence at face value but seeking independent confirmation for the smallest fact and making sure that she has multiple avenues for proving her points.Over the years, that approach has helped secure a number of victories.One of the most high-profile wins was the acquittal of Ghomeshi, who was cleared on sexual assault charges due largely to Henein’s withering cross-examination of his accusers.In handing down his decision, Justice William Horkins cited defence questions that exposed sometimes stark inconsistencies in witness accounts and memories, leaving him with reasonable doubt as to whether alleged assaults took place.Henein also represented former junior hockey coach David Frost, who was acquitted on sexual exploitation charges, and American rapper Ja Rule, who pleaded guilty to an assault charge over a fight at a Toronto nightclub.Robitaille said Henein also has a largely unsung talent for case resolution, citing instances like Norman’s in which her work ends a matter before it comes to trial.Another such case took place in 2009 and involved Bryant, who was charged with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving causing death. Those charges were withdrawn before the case went to trial.In his memoir, Bryant  — now the head of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association — said his lawyer seemed to “channel Hannibal Lecter” through her ability to “find a person’s deepest frailties and exploit them.”Henein’s tough reputation is belied by her generosity, Robitaille said, adding her mentor takes on quite a lot of pro bono work.She also co-founded the Ontario Inmate Appeal Duty Counsel Program, an initiative that helps people secure legal representation in the province’s top court.Michael Lacy, President of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, said Henein has also helped back the organization before the Supreme Court of Canada and served as a mentor to several members.“I can tell you from a personal perspective that her reputation as one of Canada’s top lawyers is very well-deserved,” Lacy said.He too said her driving principle appears to be a commitment to the integrity of the justice system, a point Henein made herself in a news conference shortly after Norman left court.“No person in this country should ever walk into a courtroom and feel like they are fighting their elected government or any sort of political factors at all,” she said.“There are times you agree with what happens in a court, there are times you don’t, and that’s fine. But what you don’t do is you don’t put your finger and try to weigh in on the scales of justice.”Michelle McQuigge , The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgThe play also marks Carroll’s Shaw Festival directorial debut. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook At the Shaw Festival, new artistic director Tim Carroll announced a cast that includes Tom McCamus, a Stratford stalwart, returning to the Shaw to star in Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III.McCamus will also appear in George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan, which will star Sara Topham, best known for 12 seasons at the Stratford Festival, in her Shaw debut as the titular saint. Advertisementcenter_img Ontario’s two major theatre festivals will feature some notable debuts and returns in their 2017 seasons.Brent Carver, who won a Lead Actor in a Musical Tony for Broadway’s Kiss of the Spider Woman, returns to the Stratford Festival after five seasons away in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The School for Scandal.And singer Kiran Ahluwalia makes her theatrical debut in Stratford’s The Komagata Maru Incident, set in a Chinese brothel in 1914 Vancouver and starring Quelemia Sparrow. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgNew Arsenal manager Unai Emery has outlined his aim to return the club to the pinnacle of football by having them challenge for the Premier League and Champions League titles once moreThe Spaniard was officially unveiled as Arsene Wenger’s successor on Wednesday and vowed to return the Gunners back to their rightful place among Europe’s elite.“I believe in the players we have here,” said Emery, according to the Premier League website.“We can grow with these players and the objective is to work hard with these talented players, to work to be a candidate for all the titles in the future.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Then it’s very important, after two years outside the UEFA Champions League, to work towards this, to arrive and be the best team in the Premier League and also the world.”The 46-year-old is a big admirer of the playing style that Arsenal has of holding the possession of the ball and intends to impose his own style of “intense pressing” for when they are not in possession.“In my career I am very demanding for all, demanding of the players also. My idea is to be a protagonist for all of the match. We play against teams with this personality, and I think the history here shows they love playing with possession of the ball,” said Emery.“I like this, and when you don’t have possession of the ball I want a squad very, very intense in pressing.”last_img read more

first_imgBayern Munich have confirmed that Arjen Robben is unavailable for their Champions League match at Ajax due to injuryThe Dutch winger has been reportedly struggling with an undefined thigh injury for the last two weeks now and hasn’t featured for Bayern since their 5-1 thrashing of Benfica at the end of last month.Despite the loss of Robben though, manager Niko Kovac has got his eyes set on three points at Amsterdam tonight as Bayern look to seal top spot on Group E.“The first objective was to progress from the group – we’ve done that,” said Kovac on the club website. “Now we’re in first place and we want to stay there, that’s our objective.”However, the Croatian isn’t taking Ajax lightly who will likely be hoping to snatch top spot from Bayern at their home ground with just two points separating them.“We’re up against strong opposition,” warned Kovac.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“They’re a very, very good side. Ajax are a world-renowned name, so it won’t be an easy game. Both teams will be fired up – mine certainly are.”The Ajax-Bayern game will begin at 21:00 (CET) tonight at the Johan Cruijff Arena.Here’s our squad heading to Amsterdam! 💪🔴⚪#packmas #UCL #AJAFCB pic.twitter.com/0MgezIj2Im— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) December 11, 2018last_img read more

first_imgFor Cygnus, which subsequently built a proprietary CMS, created an integrated database and began aggressively using responsive design, the idea was technology would not only enable new business, it would keep advertisers from going off the reservation. In addition to its capabilities, it became a calling card.”If all we are is a company that talks to an audience, then we’re at risk,” he said. “We need to be a partner that has technology on the bleeding edge that can best help our marketing partners.”That sentiment was echoed later during the lunch keynote from Glam Media founder Samir Arora, by the way, who made no bones about describing Glam as a technology company.But Johnson’s co-presenter put the focus back on content. “Unless you’re literally licensing software, please don’t call yourself a technology company,” said John Siefert, CEO of Virgo Publishing. “If you’re a media company, that’s not what you do. You’re creating content and then people are advertising around that content. For us, the software that runs our business is critical, we would not exist without it. But what we are is a media company that creates content.”Siefert warned that industry trends can be prematurely exaggerated into mission-critical strategies. “People become so focused on the sex appeal of the technology that they don’t focus on the content and how it works inside that technology.”He pointed to marketing automation technology as one area where many publishers are potentially devaluing their audience. “We’ve gotten to the point where we’re way too reliant on automating the process of lead-gen, instead of listening to the audience and engaging. We’ve over-teched it. We want to be thought drivers for our audience instead of just looking at them as leads.”The way out of that trap, suggests Siefert, is to put process before technology. “A lot of times technology defines the process,” he said. “What we try to do is define the process and find our build technology to support it.” The relationship between magazine publisher and technology is becoming ever more complex. For some, technology is so central it’s easy to begin to think that it’s what defines you. The issue calls up the classic argument: What’s more important, content or technology/delivery?At this week’s MediaNext conference in New York one session attempted to tackle that question, though the two presenters came at it from different perspectives.Blair Johnson, senior vice president, business development, at Cygnus Business Media, noted that the technology that social networks, and advertisers themselves, were creating were beginning to disintermediate the company. “The disruptions were allowing the brands to go directly to the consumer,” he said. “If we can’t get [technology] right for ourselves, how are we going to get it right for our advertisers?”last_img read more

first_imgInfosys, Wipro, TCS, Oracle and HP are reportedly in the race to bag the Rs 125-crore technology outsourcing contracts to be finalised shortly by Indian e-commerce shopping website Paytm, which was given a licence last year by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to set up a payments bank. The contracts envisage core-banking, security and fraud detection and are expected to be awarded in a week, Paytm co-founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma was quoted as saying by The Economic Times.One97 Communications Ltd, which owns Paytm, is planning to open a physical payments bank in August 2016.”Internally, we were changing the launch date with the intention that by June (2016) we should pull it off, but July will also get covered because there is so much technology implementation happening,” Sharma told ET.Infosys, Oracle and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) are in the race to offer core-banking services solutions for payments while Wipro and TCS have bid to sell their system-integration solutions, Sharma said.Shinjini Kumar, former central banker and PwC executive, will head the company’s payments bank as its CEO, according to an earlier ET report.Former Airtel executive Saurabh Sharma will head the merchant and agent acquisition business while ex-Amazon India executive Vikas Purohit will lead Paytm’s banking operations, ET reported.Demand deposits from small businesses and individuals up to Rs 1 lakh maximum will be accepted by payments banks. However, NRIs cannot conduct business with such banks. [1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationTwo sisters were killed as a passenger bus fell into a roadside canal at Jaintiapur in Sylhet, witnesses and police said.The accident took place at Katagang area of Sylhet-Tamabil highway on Wednesday afternoon.The deceased are Lubna Begum, 10 and Ahna Begum, 14, daughters of Showkat Ali of Fulbari village of Jaintiapur. More 15 passengers were rescued and they received treatment at Jaintiapur upazila health complex.Quoting witnesses, police said the driver of Sylhet-bound bus from Zaflong lost control over the steering while overtaking another bus at Katagang area of Jaintiapur.The bus overturned and plunged into a roadside canal after hitting an electric pole, leaving two sisters dead on the spot, police said.Jaintiapur police station officer-in-charge Khan Mohammad Moinul Zakir told Prothom Alo that the bodies were sent to MAJ Osmani Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy. The bus was seized, he added.last_img read more

first_imgAP Photo/Evan VucciCissie Graham Lynch listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a “National Day of Prayer” event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Donald Trump celebrated the National Day of Prayer by announcing a White House initiative that he said would underpin policies recognizing the “vital role” of religion in the country. “America is a nation of believers,” he said.Shortly before the Rose Garden event Thursday, Trump acknowledged reimbursing his personal attorney for hush money the lawyer paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels, who alleges a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006. The White House says Trump denies that accusation, and Trump had claimed no knowledge of the financial arrangement.Today, it was my great honor to celebrate the #NationalDayOfPrayer at the @WhiteHouse, in the Rose Garden! Proclamation: https://t.co/4jAxJnBJoq pic.twitter.com/AsWTfpu290— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2018Trump tweeted before the faith event that the payments just before the 2016 election “had nothing to do with the campaign.”The president did not address the issue in his public remarks, focusing instead on the power of prayer as a centerpiece of American life.“Faith has shaped our families and it’s shaped our communities,” he said. “It’s inspired our commitment to charity and our defense of liberty, and faith has forged the identity and the destiny of this great nation that we all love.”Trump outlined steps by the administration to safeguard religious freedom and pledged to continue doing so.He signed an executive order creating a “White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative” that will, among other things, make recommendations on policies that affect faith-based and community programs. Trump said the new office will help ensure such groups have “equal access” to government money and the “equal right to exercise their deeply held beliefs.”“We take this step because we know, that in solving the many, many problems and our great challenges, faith is more powerful than government and nothing is more powerful than God,” Trump said.Members of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, where more than two dozen worshippers were killed in a November 2017 shooting, attended the event.As Trump mingled with guests on his way back to the Oval Office, a reporter shouted to the president, “Why are you changing your story on Stormy Daniels?” Someone in the audience shouted back, “Shame on you!” Sharelast_img read more

first_img State Rep. Tom Barrett invites residents to join him for a cup of coffee and conversation during his local coffee hours.The meet-and-greet will take place Monday, Nov. 20 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Charlotte Community Library located at 226 S. Bostwick St., in Charlotte.“Coffee hours are an opportunity for residents to ask questions and offer ideas,” said Barrett, of Potterville. “Meeting face-to-face to talk about the concerns of citizens is what helps make me an effective representative.”No appointment is needed to attend coffee hours. Those who are unable to attend are encouraged to contact Rep. Barrett’s office by phone at 517-373-0853 or by email at TomBarrett@house.mi.gov. Categories: Barrett News 01Nov Rep. Barrett invites residents to upcoming coffee hourslast_img read more