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Past The Finishing Post

first_imgPast The Finishing PostTrack: Good Weather: FineRace 1 1200 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)*1. #1 MESMERIZE DCardenas 50.52. #5 ABOGADO JErwin 54.0 14L3. #3 STORMONTHESEA AndrePowell3 51.5 1-1/2L4. #6 TWILIGHT CITIZEN SEllis 56.0 1-1/2LWIN: $119.00PLACE: $74.00, 4101.00, $121.00Final Time : 1:12.2 Splits : 23.2, 46.3Winner : 3yo gr filly – PERFORMING MAGIC – WHEELS OF LAWTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : STEPHAN NARINESINGH & MARK ROBERTS & COURTNEY WALSHBred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD.Qu: $774.00 Ex: $1,089.00Trifecta: $1,174.00Race 2 1600 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT1. #8 HEY CHAMP LSteadman2 54.5*2. #4 RUBY ROSE SMuir 52.5 3L3. #2 RED DREAD OScott4 49.5 20-1/2L4. #7 CODED SECRET CBrown 52.0 NoseDNF #5 BIG PAUL DenBrown 55.0 4/1WIN: $158.00PLACE: $76.00, $58.00, $138.00Final Time : 1:41.2 Splits : 24.2, 47.4, 1:12.1Winner : 3yo ch colt – SEEKING THE GLORY – PRETTY HILLYTrainer: ANTHONY NUNES Owner : OAKRIDGE FARMSBred by DONALD G. WEHBYQu: $113.00 Ex: $285.00D/E: $435.00Superfecta: $1,577.00Race 3 1000 M (S) (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)1. #1 FIFTYONESTORM BebHarvey2 55.02. #2 ARGUMENT DONE LSteadman2 54.0 4-1/2L*3. #3 FRANKENSTORM RHalledeen 54.0 Nose4. #5 FASTANDFLASHY WHenry 52.0 2-1/4LWIN: $120.00PLACE: $52.00, $68.00, $55.00Final Time : 1:00.1 Splits : 22.4, 46.1Winner : 5yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – SHE’S A GEMTrainer : ALBERT CHONG Owner : DAVID MARRETTBred by ALLAN FLOWERSQu: $435.00 Ex: $678.00D/E: $444.00Trifecta: $257.00Rolling Triple: $1,217.00Race 4 1200 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)/NB4YO(NW4)1. #1 WELL BLESSED HPottinger2 52.0*2. #2 SCOOP JORDYNE OWalker 56.0 3/4L3. #5 CRUISING MOTION ARobles 54.0 1/2L4. #3 SHADE OF BEAUTY DCardenas 52.0 5LWIN: $171.00PLACE: $79.00, $75.00, $111.00Final Time : 1:12.4 Splits : 22.4, 46.0Winner : 4yo b filly – BURNING MARQUE – SO BLESSEDTrainer : DWIGHT CHEN Owner : JOSEPH THOMASBred by TREVOR DUNKLEY (SR.)Qu: $289.00 Ex: $516.00D/E: $328.00Superfecta: $4,377.00Rolling Triple: $1,494.00Race 5 1100 M (Purse $480,000) NB5-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CLAIMING ($250,0-$210,0)*1. #1 THEGREATALLIANCE DBadaloo 53.02. #6 DEPUTY HEADGIRL JJackson 51.5 1-3/4L3. #5 IDON’TKNOW HPottinger2 51.0 4-1/2L4. #4 RUDE AWAKENING BebHarvey2 53.0 4-1/2LWIN: $159.00PLACE: $90.00, $164.00, $89.00Final Time : 1:09.4 Splits : 23.3, 48.1Winner : 6yo b horse – LEGAL PROCESS – DANCING JINSKYTrainer : COLIN FERGUSON Owner: EVERAL FRANCISBred by DERRICK MARTINQu: $1,273.00 Ex: $1,600.00D/E: $498.00Superfecta: $3,769.00Rolling Triple: $1,145.00C.T.L. STABLE RIDERS’ RACERace 6 800 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 5YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $110,0 SINCE AUGUST 3(DIV.I)1. #9 WILLINSTON SRichardson 54.02. #4 PRIMERO OMurray 54.0 7L3. #1 SEAL THE DEAL AJAllen 51.5 Neck4. #7 SPROUTING WINGS CMamdeen 51.0 Sh.Head5. #3 TO THE WORLD DSatchell 53.0 1-1/2LWIN: $309.00PLACE: $189.00, $116.00, $373.00Final Time : 0:48.3 Splits : 23.3Winner : 9yo ch horse – FOOTLOOSE II – MARVELOUSANLUVABLETrainer: WINCHESTER MCINTOSH Owner : WINCHESTER MCINTOSHBred by ERIC MARTINQu: $1,326.00 Ex: $4,477.00D/E: $1,733.00Trifecta: $12,903.00Hi-5: $60,500.50Rolling Triple : (1-1-9) $6,540.00Pick-4: $13,352.00Super-6: $59,874.90Race 7 1600 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)*1. #7 MONEYNEVERSLEEP OWalker 54.02. #2 EXPRESS TRUCK JJackson 56.0 3L3. #11 MEET JUSTIN OEdwards3 51.0 2L4. #1 YES WE WILL RWilson 54.0 1-1/2L5. #3 ONE GREAT TRAIN PParchment 57.0 5LLate scratch : #5 MARIA’S GLORYWIN: $105.00PLACE: $65.00, $71.00, $112.00Final Time : 1:42.2 Splits : 24.3, 48.2, 1:14.3,Winner : 8yo b mare – REGION OF MERIT – SEATTLE PRINCESSTrainer : NEIVE GRAHAM Owner : MODERN CONNECTIONBred by ELVIN DUNCAN & EDGAR LLEWELLYNQu: $166.00 Ex: $338.00D/E: $2,481.00 (9-5) $375.00Trifecta: $264.00Hi-5: $3,053.00Rolling Triple: $1,569.00C.T.L. STABLE RIDERS’ RACERace 8 800 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 5YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $110,0 SINCE AUGUST 3(DIV.II)1. #4 GRANDE MARQUE ONugent 52.0*2. #7 LOVETTA JONES JSteadman 54.0 Head3. #10 ANNIE OAKLEY TFoster 54.0 2L4. #1 LIGHT BRIGADE JEdwards 54.0 2-3/4L5. #2 AWESOME CAT CMamdeen 54.0 NeckWIN: $221.00PLACE: $69.00, $62.00, $133.00Final Time : 0:48.0 Splits : 23.2Winner : 8yo b horse – BURNING MARQUE – GRAND CAFETrainer : ANDREW MCDONALD Owner : 3D’SBred by CARL ANDERSONQu: $209.00 Ex: $482.00D/E: $550.00Trifecta: $1,390.00Hi-5: $31,561.00Rolling Triple: $4,013.00ANDREW H.B. AGUILAR MEMORIAL CUPRace 9 1600 M (Purse $800,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT*1. #3 PONTIUS PILATE DCardenas 53.02. #8 PROUD OF NUCLEAR AChatrie 53.0 3/4L3. #1 RADICAL OWalker 53.0 2-3/4L4. #2 NIGHT LIGHT JErwin 53.0 5LWIN: $86.00PLACE: $55.00, $65.00, $110.00Final Time : 1:41.0 Splits : 24.2, 47.3, 1:12.3Winner : 2yo ch colt – FOREST DANGER – SEA TREATYTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : SHIVAM MAHARAJBred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD.Qu: $151.00 Ex: $177.00D/E: $376.00Superfecta: $451.00Rolling Triple: $945.00Race 10 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST. ALL. II*1. #13 BLUE MOON JInnis3 48.02. #11 BOUNCE RLahoe 52.5 3/4L3. #7 UNION FOUR PFrancis 51.5 1-1/4L4. #8 PRINCE KAMALI DCardenas 51.0 3/4L5. #10 SWEET DESTINY AntThomas3 50.0 1/2LWIN: $141.00PLACE: $71.00, $102.00, $147.00Final Time : 0:58.1 Splits : 22.3, 45.0Winner : 3yo ch filly – RISING MOON – LUVABLETrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ERIC MARTINBred by ERIC MARTINQu: $1,504.00 Ex: $3,075.00D/E: $262.00Trifecta: $7,477.00Hi-5 Carry-over : $137,458.75Rolling Triple: $1,533.00Pick-4: $2,964.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6: $36,586.30 (6 OF 6)Pick-9 : $2,189,310.50 (9 OF 9)PlacePot 8: $9,393.00 (8 OF 8)last_img read more

With or without injured Salado, Chiefs ready for crucial stretch

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES “If I won’t be able to play, I won’t force it. I still trust my teammates that they can get the job done,” he said, as he is set to have his MRI on Wednesday.Arellano coach Jerry Codiñera also shared that Salado’s status for the game against Perpetual remains up in the air, saying, “Hopefully, he can play. But with or without him, we have to be ready.”The Chiefs resume their Final Four drive on Thursday against the Altas before wrapping up their eliminations assignment next week against Mapua. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The speedy playmaker hurt his knee after RK Ilagan fell on him with 8:22 remaining in the fourth quarter, prompting the Chiefs to take him back to the bench.READ: Salado the hero as Arellano repulses JRU in OT FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThough Salado expressed his willingness to finish the game off, the pop he heard was enough to scare him off and keep him in the sidelines. “I heard something earlier so I didn’t force it. I don’t want to make it worse,” he said.He refused to go back to the dugout as he wanted to watch his teammates fight with their season hanging in the balance. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene With EAC’s season all but over, Onwubere hopes to go out on a high note Much to Salado’s delight, Michael Cañete, Levi Dela Cruz, and Zach Nicholls picked up the slack as Arellano pulled off the stunner to stay alive in the NCAA Season 93 Final Four race.With the Chiefs going up 7-9 and forcing a tie with the Golden Stags at fifth place, the Cagayan de Oro native bared that it motivates him to suit up in the team’s last two games as they hope to make a belated run to the playoffs.READ: Salado repays team’s trust with clutch performance“With what’s happening, I need to work to help our Final Four chances. But I’m happy that my teammates stepped up,” he said. “I want to come back because our last two games are important ones.”But if things don’t go his way, Salado said that he’ll gladly be the team’s biggest booster moving forward.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kent Salado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKent Salado is hoping for the best after injuring his right knee in Arellano’s 85-79 victory against San Sebastian on Tuesday.“I believe that I can still play. I just hope there won’t be any tears because if there is, there should be swelling. It’s still hurting. I just wish it was just hyperextended because nothing is swelling,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

PH Badminton Association aims to develop grassroots, nat’l team thru tournaments

first_imgView comments “Right now, the total participants is 863 already. There are still more hoping to join and I hope the organizers will be able to accommodate them,” said Quimpo. “This will be the main event of this year. Next year, we are focusing on international tournaments.”“As we all know, MVP loves this sport. So SMART is going to keep on supporting these tournaments,” said SMART Sports’ Yvette Ruiz.“The SMART National Open, we are supporting it for the past few years already. Bali Pure is supporting a lot of sports, including badminton and we are looking to support these tournaments for the years to come,” added Bali Pure’s Gil Cortez.Backing the tournament organized by the Albee Benitez-led PBA are SMART, MVP Sports Foundation, Bali Pure, Victor Pcome Industrial Sales, LRWC, and J.Co Donuts. The two events are powered by Forthright Events & Sports Management, Inc.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The SMART Open naman is to identify talent. We want to see the level of the current players and to see the potential players beyond the national team members,” added Quimpo.“These programs are good because they focus on grassroots. These players will be our representatives and this will be a good test for them heading into the SEA Games. What we need is to have unforgettable tournaments,” said head official Judith Brosula.Headlining the stacked field for the men’s division are top-ranked players Lance Zafra and Solomon Padiz of Philippines Women’s University-JASMS for the singles division. The tandems of Ariel Magnaye-Alvin Morada and Joper Escueta-John Paul Pantig banner the men’s doubles tourney.For the distaffs’ side, top singles player Sarah Joy Barredo leads the pack. Samantha Ramos and Geva de Vera of defending UAAP women’s badminton champions Ateneo Lady Eagles, together with NU’s Thea Pomar, NCAA MVP Nicole Salas of CSB, and DLSU’s Isay Leonardo, will try to dethrone Barredo.In the women’s doubles’ division, UAAP Co-MVPs De Vera and Chanelle Lunod will look to continue their run.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN CONTRIBUTED PHOTONovember will be a busy month for the Philippine Badminton Association (PBA) as the federation will run two tournaments in a span of eight days.The first tourney will be the MVP National Juniors Championships from November 10 to 14 at the Powersmash Badminton Center in Makati City. The tourney will feature shuttlers from the youth division ages nine to 17.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption PLAY LIST 01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption01:44SEA Games: Philippines thumps Malaysia in ice hockey opener00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Airmen sizzle in AFP-PNP-PCG Olympics Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast This tournament’s goal is to develop the grassroots program of the sport.“Primarily, this is a program where we want to identify new talents. This is why we have the MVP National Juniors Championships,” said PBA secretary-general Christopher Quimpo in a press conference held at Choi Garden in San Juan City. “We want the kids to compete amongst the best in the country.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsFor the seniors group, the PBA will be holding the 5th annual SMART National Open Badminton Tournament from November 14 to 17. The qualifying rounds will still be held at Powersmash while the grand finale will be hosted by Ayala Malls, South Park on the 17th.This tournament will help the PBA develop its pool of national team players and find potential new members. MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more

Adrien Broner: I don’t care about Mayweather and Pacquiao

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Record 20 teams joining new PBA D-League season Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img But Broner has a much more important matter to address, which is his title fight against WBA welterweight champion Pacquiao on January 19 in Las Vegas.“No disrespect,” Broner said, “but I don’t give a (expletive) about Mayweather and Pacquiao.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I’m focused on Adrien Broner and Pacquiao,” Broner said. “And, you know, I’m focused on getting this victory and I’m gonna go to the drawing board with my team – Stephen Espinoza and Al Haymon – and we gonna make bigger moves.”The Pacquiao is going be the biggest name Broner has ever faced and a victory over the Filipino legend would definitely catapult the American challenger to new heights. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ LATEST STORIES Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs, 1 NC)  is a four-division champion hasn’t been performing as one in his last three fights, which ended in a controversial split-decision win over Adrian Granados, a loss to Mikey Garcia and a majority draw against Jessie Vargas last April.RELATED VIDEO MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 18: Adrien Broner arrives to the 5th Street Gym prior to his workout for the media on December 18, 2018 in Miami, Florida. Broner is scheduled to fight Manny Pacquiao on January 19th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFPAdrien Broner couldn’t care any less about the rumors surrounding a potential Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. rematch.The possibility of a second installment between Pacquiao and Mayweather was again entertained after the two rivals met at a music festival in Japan last September and more recently in an NBA game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Charlotte Hornets at Staples Center in Los Angeles four days ago.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

Gov’t to Infuse US$4M in ‘Indigenous MSMEs’

first_imgMinister Tweah reaffirms government’s commitment to improve the country’s economies.The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) is expected to infuse the amount of US$4 million in the economy by giving out loans to over 3000 local (indigenous) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).The fund, which was secured from the World Bank, is aimed at beefing up the financial portfolio and entrepreneurial capacity of local business people.Finance Minister Samuel D. Tweah has emphasized the need for Liberians to be key actors in their economy as was said by President George Weah during his inaugural address.Tweah identified MSMEs as the bedrock to resuscitate the ailing Liberia economy and is designing several national programs to support small business initiatives.It can be recalled that, the MFDP last week begin a week-long training for MSMEs entrepreneurs who are earmarked to benefit from the loan scheme.Tweah believes when entrepreneurs are provided with requisite entrepreneurial skills, and guidance they will utilize the funds properly.He acknowledges that many Liberians are into business but lack the technical know-how to run a business and that is why Liberian owned businesses are not doing well.The project intends to amalgamate banking institutions, government development partners, and business owners to discuss obstacles and opportunities in helping MSMEs to gain access to domestic financing.It is projected that the Project benefits will include the stimulation of economic growth, diversification of the economy particularly in rural areas and the creation or sustaining of over 2000 jobs.The Project will provide Partial Credit Guarantees (PCGs) and lines of credits for on-lending to Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs) to support MSME sub-loans to eligible MSMEs particularly in agriculture, ago-processing and manufacturing sectors for the carrying out of sub – projects.Participant James K. Ndebeh, who is the proprietor of James Business Center expressed gratitude to be one of participants of the training.Mr. Ndebeh operates an agri-business which produces pepper, cabbage and other vegetables; he sometimes travels to Guinea to purchase livestock.“The continuous capacity building of marketers will help a lot; it is not so much about the money given by government but providing professional mentoring platform for business owners is cardinal to their entrepreneurial journey,” he noted.Mrs. Gertrude M. Anderson, General Manager at organization for Clean Environment and Neighborhood Services, also expressed her gratefulness to be at the workshop and appreciates the government for such initiative.  Mrs. Anderson runs a waste management business at MACOBENE Community.last_img read more

MLA Sam Sullivan discussing accessibility and inclusion in Fort St. John Wednesday night

first_imgThe meet and greet will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. October 2, at the Lido Theatre. The former Vancouver mayor is touring the North Peace this week, and will be sharing his experiences in a discussion Wednesday night. Chair of the Mayor’s Disability Advisory Committee Lori Slater says she’s looking forward to people meeting Sullivan and hearing his ideas on how to move the community forward in becoming more inclusive. “He does have an interest in the North Peace, and I think this is an opportunity of a lifetime for people with disabilities, caregivers, seniors, anyone who would like to meet him,” she says. – Advertisement -One of the points she’s looking forward to discussing is accessible transit in the community, which she thinks is particularly relevant this week as politicians like Sullivan and Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux arrive in town. “We had to pick Sam and [his wife] Lynn up from the airport in our wheelchair accessible van, because we do not have that type of transportation, and this is a huge issue,” she maintains. “We need to have this, and it’s not just for these MLAs; it’s for anybody in a wheelchair that arrives in this community and cannot get from the airport to wherever they need to go.” Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgThe sermon of Fr John Britto has been a huge talking point since it was delivered at St.Mary’s Church in Annagry last week.Fr John BrittoOutside of those who attended the mass, many have not heard the sermon in its entirety.Here , we publish the sermon in full. “My Beloved Friends,“There is a beautiful saying in Irish, “Nach déan iarracht obair Dé a fheabhsú,” [Thou Shall not try to improve the Work of God].“According to the Scriptures, The Ten Commandments, [the first reading], were written by the finger of God on a Tablet, and was entrusted to Moses, and The Ten Commandments were kept in “The Ark of the Covenant”, in the Holy of Holies, where no one is allowed to enter, except once in a year by the High Priest. These commandments are the most precious thing God has given to humanity. They are the foundation of any Society. And they come from the great wisdom of God and from the lived life experience of thousands of good people who have lived before us. They are valid in any human society, whether they believed in God or not.“The commandment of the Lord, “You shall honour your father and your mother!” is the only commandment with a reward announced already. If you respect your parents, you will have long life and will succeed wherever you go! We could not logically explain how it happens, but happens. Today in the Psalm we read, “The command of the Lord is more to be desired than Gold, and sweeter are they than honey.” “The Law of the Lord is perfect; it revives the soul; the Rule of the Lord is to be trusted, it gives wisdom to the simple.” What a beautiful summary of the Rules by the Psalmist! “Thou shall not steal” ; “Thou shall not commit adultery!” – Commandments of God. They are great lights! We cannot question them, “Why God said like this?” God alone knows it, because he has greater intelligence than us. He knows that adultery will give only a temporary happiness. It’s not going to satisfy you, and you will be hungry again. Jesus told the Samaritan woman that “the water you drink will make you thirsty again”! (Jn 4:13).“The most important commandment of all is, “I the Lord your God; You shall love the Lord your God, with all your heart and with all you soul and with all your might!”“You love me,” is a command of the Lord. There is great wisdom hidden in it.“You shall honour the Sabbath day!” is another commandment. You should come to me once a week. Talk to me, pray to me, complain to me, cry to me, and even laugh at me. That is what God wants us, he teaches that there is great wisdom contained it.The Commandments of God are like brake lights. One cannot question, “Why the brake lights are kept?” The brake lights are there, because before I drove, there were many who drove cars! Some did experience someone crashing behind. That is why, “Hi, I am applying brake, and you please slow down! – Brake lights!” You cannot say, we don’t need them, and are useless – surely, you will not pass your NCT without it.  REGARDING REFERENDUM“The command of the Lord says, “You shall not steal,” and let us say that we bring a referendum that, stealing is not wrong! Stealing is “equality”, and a thief is “equal wealth distribution expert.” Let us say, 70 per cent of our country vote “Yes,” “stealing is equality and justice,” it doesn’t become all right at all. It was wrong yesterday, today, and tomorrow! Wrong in any culture – an age-old human truth – we could not hope to disagree with them with new definition of “equality.”“This is what is happening, an evil thing is presented as a very good thing, “equality and love”. The Devil was so crafty that it presented to act against the command of God telling, “You will become like God,” but once committed, she experienced that they were tricked into it by the soft words. Even the nature does not approve a same-sex union, nature does not give them a child, and every child born belongs to its mother, who painstakingly carried all through, and not let any one “steal” it under the pretext of “adoption and love”.“Love between father and child is sacred, love between friends are sacred, but let us not mix the love between a man and woman which is different than other types of love. Ultimately love between a man and woman is unique, the only love that is blessed with a new life. A great mystery! Twenty per cent infertility could not be explained still in 2015. Are gay people bad? No. There is a beautiful saying in English, “There is so much good in the worst of us, and there is so much bad in the best of us, and it wrong to speak about any of us”. The Lord as well has made it very clear, that we should always distinguish between “the person who does the wrong” and “the wrong thing”. For example, “stealing” is wrong, but we should not hate the “thief”. The Lord said, “Do not steal. But, the Lord forgave the good thief, “You shall be with me in Paradise”. He said “adultery is wrong,” but, Mary Magdalene/sinful woman was a great friend of Christ. Absolutely there is a need to say what is wrong, but we have no right to hate people basing on their actions.“It is the duty of leaders of the community to proclaim what is wrong. If the shepherds are silent, the wolves will readily have the sheep. A shepherd should not sleep, he should clarify, trusting in God’s Word. Your shepherd’s slumber … your people are scattered across the mountains (Nahu 3:18); “He who is not a shepherd, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them (Jn10:12). Lack of noble leaders is a perfect sign of impending disaster of any society. Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered (Zech 13:7). The shepherds are fear stricken, and they go on apologizing, and the sheep are all the more confused – is the beginning of a society’s decadence. It is not homophobia. It is the truth repeated time after time in history, and recorded in the Scriptures.REGARDING TAOISEACH AND EAMON MCGEE“Our Beloved Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, a young charismatic Leader – I know his family – a noble, nice, Christian family. He comes from a very virtuous background. Maybe because of that he became a leader. But when he tells me to vote “yes” to that which is against the teaching of the Scriptures, I will not vote for him. There is no messing with the Word of God, “He who is not with me is against me,” (Mat 12:30). It is not being traditionalist. God’s Word is ever relevant, Spirit and life (Jn 6:66).“The McGee man, we are happy when he puts on the Jersey of Donegal, we are proud of you. But when he supports against the teaching of God, I would say, “no” to him.“There is a criticism that Scripture is outdated. What do we get if you watch “Fifty Shades of Grey?” I do not have time to waste. But if you read just a single page of Shakespeare – Desdemona’s last words in Othello, will fill your eyes! In fact, many scholars hold that Shakespeare’s inspiration came from the Psalms. Many try to find meaning of the Scriptures in an easy way, but forget the fact they need awful amount of time, respect and hard work. Nothing noble here on earth can be achieved without hard work.“Same-sex marriage is not a problem which emerged a few years back as some do claim. It existed before 4500 years before us [BC 2500], according to the recorded history, in Sodom and Gomorrah. [men of the city asking to sleep with two boys who were gusts in Lot’s house]. God sent sulphur on the city, and destroyed the whole city. And that is the place we call today “Dead Sea.” No city ever got a more severe punishment in the entire Bible but for the evil of same sex.“That does not mean all those who lived in it went to hell. By this, the Word of God teaches that there are unknown dangers lurk behind. Even the Great Socrates said, “I know that I do not know.” The only thing he knew was the fact he did not know, while his contemporary Sophists said, “We know everything.” Einstein said, “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”“A good mother punishes her child when it does wrong thing. We cannot say that she does not love the child, because she loves the child she punishes. Scripture teaches, “Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them (Prov 13,24).” God is like a mother, He came to the Temple [as in today’s gospel] and chased everyone out. That doesn’t mean that Jesus does not love those whom he physically forced them to get out!” The message we get is House of God is so Sacred. God places guidelines. “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right (2Tim 3:16).”“Nach déan iarracht obair Dé a fheabhsú”. “Thou shall not try to improve the work of God.” Our voting is not going to improve the “intelligence of God”. We think we have better teaching than the teaching of the Word of God. No. God is better than us. God tells us what is best for us for our best future. In ainm an Athar, agus an Mhic agus an Spioraid Naoimh.”FULL SERMON OF FR.JOHN BRITTO ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE was last modified: March 20th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AnnagrydonegalEamon McGeeFR JOHN BRITTOSAME-SEX MARRIAGElast_img read more


first_imgAthletics Ireland has named a team of 30 to compete at the European Track and Field Championships, with two Donegal athletes confirmed in the line-up.Walker Brendan Boyce and 800m runner Mark English are in the team but Tori Pena has decided not to travel.Reigning 50k World Walks Champion Robert Heffernan will lead as the team of 30 to compete at the European Track and Field Championships in Zurich 12-17th of August. This is one of the largest teams ever to compete at the championships. Last August the Cork man made history by becoming Ireland’s third ever World Champion when he struck gold in Moscow. At the 2010 Barcelona European Championship, a medal eluded Heffernan on two occasions with fourth placing’s in both the 20km and 50km WalkHeffernan said: “I am really looking forward to the huge challenge that lies ahead in Zurich and look forward to bringing more national pride to Ireland”. He will be joined by Brendan Boyce while Laura Reynolds competes in the 20k Walk.21 year old Thomas Barr has had a breakthrough season smashing the Irish 400m Hurdles record running 48.90, a time which currently ranks him number three on the European rankings. The Waterford man has added to his building reputation by beating the reigning World Champion Jehue Gordon of Trinidad at the Morton Games. Barr who was a semi-finalist at the 2012 European Championships is looking to become Ireland’s first male finalist in 400m Hurdles:  “I will be targeting a place in the final and then I will be looking to deliver my best performance” Mark English will make his debut European appearance with his season’s best of 1.45.03 run in the 800m at New York Diamond League meeting ranks him fourth in Europe. At the Morton Games English produced another fine performance setting a stadium record of 1.45.30 when winning the 800m in convincing style from Martin Ryan of USA.  The Donegal man will be joined by Declan Murray. Ireland will be represented in the 1500m by Ciaran O’Lionaird, Paul Robinson and John Travers. This is the first time since 1986 that Ireland has three representatives in this event.Ciaran O’Lionaird (Leevale AC) who was a World Finalist in 2011 secured his place on the team by winning the GloHealth national championships on Sunday. While Robinson has had a series of impressive runs this year including setting a new personal best in the mile of 3.54.77 at the Oslo Diamond league on the 11th of June. John Travers 1500m split of 3:37.27 at the Morton Mile qualified him for the European Championships (3:39.30) and he followed this up with a third placing at the national championships.Former double European Cross Country Champion Fionnuala Britton will contest the 5000m and 10,000m at her fourth European championships which equals the Irish record for number of appearances at the championships. Britton placed fourth in the 10,000m in the 2012 championships. Sarah Collins has made the decision not to compete in the 5000m after an intense NCAA season.Brian Gregan who secured the needed standard in the final week of qualification with 45.94 to finish sixth in the 400m at the Gugl Meet in Austria will be looking to continue his improved run of form. He was a finalist at the 2012 Championships.Irish Record Holder Amy Foster will be competing in the 100m alongside Phil Healy.  National Junior Record Holder Sarah Lavin will line up in the women’s 100m Hurdles and Christine McMahon in the 400m Hurdles. National champion Zoe Brown will be the sole representative in the Pole Vault with Tori Pena making the decision to withdraw as season hasn’t gone as planned.Ireland will be represented in relays with a women’s 4x100m team and a men’s 4x400m team.Kevin Ankrom High Performance Manager said: “These European Championships will be highly competitive with all of Europe’s best set to compete. This team has medal potential and I will be looking for our key athletes to progress through the rounds and to make finals”. He added: “For athletes like Sarah Lavin and Christine McMahon these championships will form an integral part of their performance development towards Rio 2016 and beyond” Marathon Cup Athletics Ireland has also announced that for the first time they will be sending a team to compete in the European Marathon Cup which is run in conjunction with the European championships Marathon with the results based on the national team’s three fastest finishers. Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders AC) will lead the men’s team and Nicola Duncan (Galway City Harriers AC) will lead the women’s team. There is first Irish International caps for Marathoners Thomas Frazer, Kevin Seaward, and Barbara SanchezNational Endurance Coach Chris Jones said “It is a big step forward for us to be sending teams to compete in the men’s and women’s marathon cup competition at the European Championships. We have worked closely with the marathon mission squad to ensure that our eight athletes will be competitive in Zurich.”.NAMEEVENTCLUBCOACHAmy Foster100City of Lisburn ACDavid ReidPhil Healy100Bandon ACShane McCormackKelly Proper200Ferrybank ACBrid GoldenBrian Gregan400Clonliffe Harriers ACJohn CoghlanRichard Morrissey400Crusaders ACChris ZahDeclan Murray800Clonliffe Harriers ACFrank GaglianoMark English800UCD ACCiarán Ó Lionáird1500Leevale ACMark RowlandJohn Travers1500Donore HarriersJerry KiernanPaul Robinson1500St Coca’s ACRobert DenmeadSarah Lavin100hUCD ACNoelle MorrisseyLaura Reynolds20k RWMohill and District ACColin GriffinChristine McMahon400hBallymena & Antrim ACIan NeelyJason Harvey400hCrusaders ACPaul McKeeThomas Barr400hFerrybank ACHayley and Drew HarrisonFionnuala Britton5000/10000Kilcoole ACChris JonesBrendan Boyce50k RWLetterkenny ACRobert HeffernanRobert Heffernan50k RWTogher ACMarian HeffernanBarbara SanchezMarathonClonliffe Harriers ACSebastien LocteauKevin SeawardMarathonSt Malachy’s ACMaria CambridgeMarathonDSD ACNicola DuncanMarathonGalway City Harriers ACNick AndersonPaul PollockMarathonAnnadale Striders ACAndy HobdellSean HehirMarathonRathfarnham WSAF ACDick HooperThomas FrazerMarathonSt. Malachy’s ACTony HouchinZoe BrownPVRaheny Shamrock ACJim AlexanderWomen’s4×1Final Pool to be Announced by the 27th of JulyMen’s4×4Brian Gregan, Richard Morrissey, Thomas Barr, Mark English, Craig Lynch, Brian MurphySarah Collins5000Withdrew from selectionTori PenaPVWithdrew from selectionBOYCE AND ENGLISH ON IRISH TEAM FOR EUROPEAN CHAMPS was last modified: July 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Harry Redknapp wants to see Aston Villa star play in the Premier League

first_imgThe 23-year-old was heavily linked with a transfer to Spurs in the summer, but a move never materialised due to the Championship club’s high asking price.However, Redknapp thinks Premier League clubs should snap Grealish up if Villa don’t get promoted back to the top tier this season.Speaking on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the 71-year-old said: “I watched QPR v Villa on Friday night and I thought, ‘what a good player that boy Grealish is.’“I think he should really be playing in the Premier League. 2 Latest Football News BEST OF ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Grealish was so close to getting Villa back into the Premier League last season, but they lost the play-off final to Fulham Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade no dice RANKED MONEY Grealish in action during Villa’s defeat at QPR center_img “That’s no disrespect to Villa, either they need to get into the Premier League or he needs to be to in the Premier League.“I think he’s a marvellous talent. You just want him to get the ball.“He reminds me of Alan Hudson at Chelsea, he was a great footballer, the way he used to glide over the pitch.“I love Grealish, every time I watch the kid I think he really does look a player to me.“I think he’s a player England could start to get into the group, he’s the type of player England are lacking, someone who can do something special and open the door in the midfield.”Listen to the full Harry Redknapp interview on Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast above Harry Redknapp has hailed Jack Grealish as a “marvellous talent” and believes the Aston Villa man should be playing for a Premier League team.Grealish caught Redknapp’s eye when the former Tottenham and QPR boss was in attendance of the Hoops’ 1-0 victory over Villa at Loftus Road on Friday night. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more


first_imgGardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the N15 at Cartron, Bundoran Road, Sligo this evening at approximately 6.40pm.A female pedestrian, who was 86 years, suffered serious injuries when she was struck by a car.“She was brought to Sligo General Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. A post mortem is to be arranged,” said a Garda spokesman. No other injuries were reported.The road – the main route between Donegal and Sligo – is currently closed to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision Investiagtors. Diversions are in place. WOMAN, (86), KNOCKED DOWN AND KILLED was last modified: December 9th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bundoran roadGarda accidentsligo roadlast_img read more