Executive Council supports Episcopal Migration Ministries in midst of Trump’s…

first_img The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Donald Trump, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Executive Council February 2017, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Executive Council supports Episcopal Migration Ministries in midst of Trump’s order Refugee ministry budget snared in effort to halt, reduce refugee resettlement Refugees Migration & Resettlement Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Leslie Wilmot says: February 9, 2017 at 3:58 pm A pause in immigration would only be in order if we actually found that our vetting of refugees was flawed already, the pause was actually applied to countries with people who have caused us harm (not the case due to President’s business interests), it was well-considered and well-coordinated so as not to cause chaos and harm, and included the voice of Congress. In the absence of these things it is shameful, racist and vindictive. And, “…then they came for me.” Paul Pennamon says: Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Comments are closed. February 9, 2017 at 11:46 am The United States still is the most generous nation on earth. A temporary halt in immigration from countries that have lost control of their populations is not unreasonable. The Church can work to help establish safe-zones in the countries where displaced peoples are, but bringing them to America may not be in their best interest. A pause is in order. Thanks be to God. February 14, 2017 at 9:29 am This website has become unreadable as it is merely a gathering place for far left liberal talking points. I am disgusted that this “Episcopal” website is espousing such naive and misguided viewpoints in the name of the Church. Does every story have to be liberal drivel? How about those of us who support the President… (gasp!)… and his authority to make our citizenry safer? After you stop hyperventilating from that statement consider this: Trump won the election…and you are alienating over half the population with this “news”. February 10, 2017 at 8:04 am Wow! I’m speechless. Are you actually an ordained minister? I feel sorry for your congregation that is if you still have one. You are the reason the Episcopal church is dwindling into oblivion! New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Dr. William A. Flint, MDiv, PhD says: The Episcopal Church first formally became involved in refugee resettlement work in the 1930s, resettling people fleeing Nazi Europe. The Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief, the predecessor of Episcopal Relief & Development, grew out of this movement. A poster, dating from 1938, uses an iconic image referenced in Matthew 2:13-16 of the Holy Family fleeing into Egypt to avoid King Herod. Photo: Episcopal Migration Ministries[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council Feb. 8 pledged the Church’s solidarity with refugees in the face of President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending their entry into the United States.A federal judge on Feb. 6 temporarily blocked Trump’s action, leaving the State Department’s refugee admissions program in limbo.Council’s approach was two-pronged: financial and legal. It granted $500,000 to Episcopal Migration Ministries to bridge it financially during Trump’s suspension of refugee resettlement and as that work presumably resumes, albeit on a smaller scale. It also requested that the presiding bishop investigate whether it is “appropriate and advisable” to defend in court EMM’s refugee resettlement ministry and the church’s stance of religious tests.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who said earlier in the day that Episcopalians must root their public advocacy work in the values of Jesus, told a post-meeting press conference that council’s EMM actions were a perfect example of that rootedness. Christians believe the admonition found in the Letter to the Hebrews that in welcoming strangers, one might be welcoming angels without knowing it.“We have to stand there and stay in that work,” he said. “The critical part of it is not to just talk the talk; it’s walking the talk.”Curry said that council “had the courage” to continue to support its nearly 80-year-old ministry to refugees in a new way even though it will cost much more money than expected. When the Episcopal Church advocates for refugees with policymakers, he said, “We can say we’re not asking you to do something we’re not doing ourselves.”Trump’s executive order, still being litigated, suspends all refugee resettlement for at least 120 days. When the program restarts, it imposes further restrictions on potential refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries. Furthermore, after that resumption, Trump said only 50,000 refugees can enter the United States instead of the anticipated 110,000 this fiscal year.EMM needs the financial support from the church-wide budget because the majority of its income comes from contracts with the federal government to cover the costs of resettling refugees approved for entry to the United States. The federal contract directly ties that money to refugees’ arrival. Thus, if refugees cannot enter the U.S., EMM does not receive money.In the 2016 fiscal year, Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016, EMM resettled 5,762 refugees to the United States from 35 countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma, Afghanistan and Syria. Already this fiscal year, EMM welcomed 2,400 refugees and anticipated resettling 6,175 people until Trump signed his order Jan. 27. On Jan. 26, the Rev. E. Mark Stevenson, EMM director, said, EMM welcomed 42 refugees and has resettled nearly 70 while the order has been contested in court.Structurally and fiscally, EMM is a unique ministry of the Episcopal Church. While it is not separately incorporated, as is Episcopal Relief & Development, it receives very little money from the church-wide budget.EMM anticipated $14.2 million from the U.S. State Department and $6.2 million from the federal Department of Health and Human Services. The State Department money covers the arrival and placement phase for each refugee’s first 90 days, in the country. The HHS money funds a matching grant to provide 180 days of services to certain, but not all, refugees. Those services included extended English as a Second Language classes, job training and cultural orientation.Some funding for EMM’s national office is guaranteed through March 31, Stevenson said, but the pre-refugee funding halts during the suspension.Stevenson said 99.5 percent of the contract money directly goes to resettling refugees. EMM retains about $2 million for administrative costs, including all staff salaries. Any unused money goes back to the government.“This is not a money-making venture,” Stevenson told Episcopal News Service.The concern extends beyond the Church Center-based work of EMM. It collaborates with its 31-member local affiliate network in 23 states, along with 27 dioceses plus faith communities and volunteers to resettle refugees. Those organizations receive money via EMM from the federal contract and will have no income when no refugees enter the country. Affiliates will have to rely on cash reserves, fundraising and whatever support EMM can give them to pay their employees, pay leases and cover other operating expenses.Stevenson told the council that EMM must be able to sustain its ministry during the suspension and restart phase of the government’s resettlement program. To do that, the Church needs to support financially the national EMM office and find ways to help sustain their affiliates during the suspension so that they are ready to resume resettling refugees in what he predicted would be a slow restart.Newly arrived refugees needs include housing, health care and education about life in the United States. If the local affiliates are not prepared to meet those needs, refugees will enter the country but they will be resettled into poverty and vulnerability, albeit different from the ones they have escaped, he said.“This is gospel work that we are about,” Stevenson said, citing both the Old and New Testaments’ insistence to “treat the alien as our neighbor.”In addition to the bridge funding of as much as $500,000 this year, council left open the door to giving EMM additional money in 2018, if needed. The ministry must provide a “definitive sustainability plan” for using the money.In the legal context, council requested that Curry investigate whether it is “advisable and appropriate to file, or intervene in, litigation as appropriate in order to defend the refugee resettlement ministry of EMM,” according to the resolution it passed.Moreover, the presiding bishop was asked to do the same exploration of efforts “to contest the imposition of any religious test upon any refugee, asylum seeker, or other person seeking residence, asylum or lawful entry into the United States.” The resolution says “such tests are contrary to our faith and contrary to a good faith construction of the U.S. Constitution and governing federal law.”Council told the presiding bishop to consult with the president of the House of Deputies, the church’s chief legal officer, council’s Executive Committee, EMM’s director and the Office of Government Relations as he considers any such actions. It also asked the chief legal officer to report confidentially to its next regular meeting, on the progression of that investigation, and any actual litigation might result. The members left the door open to convening electronically if needed.(Council’s Governance and Administration for Ministry committee finished crafting the job description for the chief legal officer position during the meeting and the application process is now open. The last meeting of General Convention created the position, making it a canonically required job.)The Rev. E. Mark Stevenson, Episcopal Migration Ministries director, holds a sign listing the biblical imperatives for welcoming the stranger. Photo: Episcopal Migration Ministries via FacebookIn one of many closed-door committee and plenary sessions during the meeting, council members met privately to ask questions of the members of council’s Governance and Administration for Ministry’s committee, which proposed the resolution. After that discussion, and following substantial debate and amendments, council passed the resolution 14-9.Council also said it wanted to convey to the Diocese of Olympia and Bishop Greg Rickel “its strong support” for their refugee ministry. The diocese, which has a resettlement agency, recently joined the American Civil Liberties Union in opposing Trump’s order.‘Extreme vetting’ already happensEMM is one of nine U.S. resettlement agencies that do this work under government contract. By federal law, refugees may only enter the U.S. under the auspices of one of those agencies.The term “refugee” has a specific legal meaning. The United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees designates a person as a “refugee” if they are fleeing persecution, war or violence. Those people apply for that designation and are regarded as distinct from immigrants. They earn refugee designation after UNHCR vets their application.The U.N. agency then refers the refugee to a specific country. If that country is the United States, a subsequent vetting process begin. That second process is “very rigorous, one might even say extreme,” Stevenson told ENS. Syrian refugees received an added layer of scrutiny, he said.The U.S. State Department then works with the nine agencies to decide which one of them will resettle that person. It takes a few months for the paperwork to be complete so that the person can enter the country.The entire vetting process, Stevenson said, takes between 18 and 24 months.The Feb. 5-8 meeting took place at the Maritime Institute Conference Center.Additional ENS coverage of the meeting is here. Some council members tweeted from the meeting using #ExCoun.The Executive Council carries out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1). The council comprises 38 members – 20 of whom (four bishops, four priests or deacons, and 12 lay people) are elected by General Convention and 18 (one clergy and one lay) by the nine provincial synods for six-year terms – plus the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies. In addition, the vice president of the House of Deputies, secretary, chief operating officer, treasurer and chief financial officer have seat and voice but no vote.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Refugee Ban, Judson B. Brown says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 8, 2017 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET February 9, 2017 at 7:54 am If extreme vetting takes place, how was Tashfeen Malik able to enter this country? She was an immigrant from Pakistan and wife of Syed Farouk, thev were the two killers in San Bernardino Farouk’s father, an immigrant, said the incident was regrettable because Israel , he believes, is going to be wiped off the map in two years anyway. Omar Mateen’s father ( Mateen’s was the Orlando killer), an immigrant from Afghanistan, was a candidate to head the Taliban. Obviously he believes in their goals . Aren’t we still in a shooting war with Afghanistan? Why was that man even in this country? What is beyond clear is that people wnose values and beliefs are completely antithetical to living in a free and tolerant society are being admitted to this country because, out of an exaggerated and misplaced resct for ” cultural diversity” we are not screening out proplevwhomhate Jews and think they should be exterminated. Please don’t tell me not all Muslims, because that is exactly my point. Muslims who come here because seeking freedom, tolerance, an open society and equality of opportunity should be welcome here, but we are not screening for Jew hatred or people who want to subject their daughters to female curvumcusion. Submit a Press Release February 9, 2017 at 8:21 am Evidence points to her being radicalized AFTER she came to the United States. No question we need to address intervention with Muslim youth who feel disenfranchised and isolated – they are most at risk of radicalization. Making Muslims enemies, burning their houses of worship, death threats and harassment are sure fire ways to turn their youth into radical anti-American terrorists who will act out in the name of their religion.We have angry white men who act violently in the name of a twisted version of Christianity too. Let’s not forget radicalization knows no color and is not limited to any one religion. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit an Event Listing February 9, 2017 at 6:13 pm In Northampton , Massachusetts, Catholic Charities has developed a program of welcome and support for refugees that involves a five year commitment from citizen “circles of care” one of which has formed at St. John’s Episcopal Church, where we are waiting the arrival of a family of three from Congo. More than two dozen people have eagerly come forth to form our “circle of care” and the vestry has made a five-year commitment to providing a support network for this family. Such a long range view is the best assurance that refugees struggling to make adjustments to our society will not become disaffected and vulnerable to pathological ideologies. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group The Rev. Anjel Scarborough says: Executive Council, Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Dr. William A. Flint, MDiv, PhD says: Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bill Louis says: Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Susan Salisbury says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA February 11, 2017 at 11:20 am Drama invoking the Nazi movement in Germany is a bit overboard, don’t you think. Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries, Comments (8) Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest last_img read more

Pasadena Response Rate High As Census Draws to a Close

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena Response Rate High As Census Draws to a Close Supreme Court allows Trump to end count early By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 4:53 pm Top of the News Community News Business Newscenter_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Thursday, Oct. 15, is the last day to fill out a census form.The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the Trump administration could end counting for the 2020 Census early, suspending a lower court order that extended the count’s schedule.Locally, the city’s self-count response rate finished at 70.7 percent, according to City Clerk Mark Jomsky.Census workers were able to successfully follow up with 99.8 percent of the remaining households that did not complete the survey by self-response, according to the census website.The successful follow-up by census workers on the ground could put the city’s final overall response rate above 90 percent.“Between the self-response and the non-response follow-up, it looks like they did a pretty good job in Pasadena,” said Jomsky.The city held several events over the past several months as part of a campaign to convince local residents to take part in the census.Part of that campaign was aimed at convincing hard-to-count households that it was safe to take the census. The Trump administration fought to place a question on the survey about citizenship.Mayor Terry Tornek said he thought the city did very well.“We expected that it was going to end at the end of September,” Tornek said. “And so the October extension that we got from the court was sort of a bonus. We’ve been working very intensively for a lot of months. We were trying to use every minute available to us.”There were some worrisome moments along the way.Just two months ago, the self-response rate was at 65 percent. Although that number was above the county’s self-response rate, it still worried local officials that a devastating undercount could occur.Population counts from the 2020 census will not only be used to determine how many congressional seats and Electoral College votes each state gets for the next decade, but also will be used to decide the distribution of nearly $900 billion in federal funding for such things as schools, road construction and repair, and many other public services and projects.“This is a tough time to seek information from people,” said Councilman Victor Gordo, who is challenging Tornek for the mayor’s seat in the Nov. 3 election. “But it is an important goal to ensure that everyone is counted for economic reasons, for population reasons, for representation and political reasons. The census very much is part of our democratic process. “It determines how many representatives we have in our community.”Local activists and city leaders began expressing concerns last year after the Trump administration announced plans to include the question, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?”Some believe that even if the question was not used to deport immigrants, the fear of potential exposure caused by the question would have a devastating impact by causing a sizable undercount.That, in turn, could have reduced federal allocations by billions of dollars for countless programs around the country, cost states in the number of seats they can hold in the House of Representatives, and determine how many Electoral College votes each state gets.Locally, the census is used to sometimes redraw local City Council and Pasadena Unified School District boundaries to guarantee the city is complying with federal voting rights laws.In the early 1990s, local district lines were redrawn to create a district which increased voting opportunities for primarily Latino residents living in an enclave which later became District 5, the area Gordo currently represents, after the 1990 Census revealed the area was 27 percent Latino.The Supreme Court eventually shot down Trump’s efforts to include the question on the census. 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Students, Community Members Join Wolf Administration in Hawley for Cabinet in Your Community Event

first_img February 01, 2018 Press Release Hawley, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by 350 attendees including 100 students from Wayne and Pike Counties for the fourth Cabinet in Your Community event held at Wallenpaupack Area High School.“The exceptional discussion and positive energy continued at today’s fourth event in Hawley,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “It’s important that we continue to have this type of valuable dialogue all across the commonwealth and that everyone has an opportunity feel connected to Harrisburg no matter where they live.”Featuring Physician General and Department of Health Acting Secretary Rachel Levine, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell, Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne, and Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, the department secretaries provided region specific updates on major projects, accomplishments, and answered impromptu questions from the audience.The Cabinet in Your Community initiative is a series of townhall-like events in which members of the community are given the opportunity to interact with cabinet secretaries and talk about the issues important to each region.The next Cabinet in Your Community event is currently scheduled for February 8 in Gettysburg at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus with cabinet secretaries from the departments of Transportation, Corrections, Human Services, Conservation and Natural Resources, and Community and Economic Development. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Students, Community Members Join Wolf Administration in Hawley for Cabinet in Your Community Eventlast_img read more

Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers shut out Marlins

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error,MIAMI >> Pitching with a big lead in the eighth inning, Clayton Kershaw bounced a curve in the dirt, then spun in disgust and kicked the mound as if he had just lost the game.Kershaw is unaccustomed even to one-pitch lapses, and he overcame the occasional difficulty he had Thursday, pitching eight innings to help the Dodgers win their third game in a row by beating the Miami Marlins 6-0.Kershaw (13-7) allowed five hits and lowered his ERA to 1.72, best in the majors. Miami’s leadoff batter reached in five innings against the left-hander, but the Marlins hit into three double plays and went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error,MIAMI >> Pitching with a big lead in the eighth inning, Clayton Kershaw bounced a curve in the dirt, then spun in disgust and kicked the mound as if he had just lost the game.Kershaw is unaccustomed even to one-pitch lapses, and he overcame the occasional difficulty he had Thursday, pitching eight innings to help the Dodgers win their third game in a row by beating the Miami Marlins 6-0.Kershaw (13-7) allowed five hits and lowered his ERA to 1.72, best in the majors. Miami’s leadoff batter reached in five innings against the left-hander, but the Marlins hit into three double plays and went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error,MIAMI >> Pitching with a big lead in the eighth inning, Clayton Kershaw bounced a curve in the dirt, then spun in disgust and kicked the mound as if he had just lost the game.Kershaw is unaccustomed even to one-pitch lapses, and he overcame the occasional difficulty he had Thursday, pitching eight innings to help the Dodgers win their third game in a row by beating the Miami Marlins 6-0.Kershaw (13-7) allowed five hits and lowered his ERA to 1.72, best in the majors. Miami’s leadoff batter reached in five innings against the left-hander, but the Marlins hit into three double plays and went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error,MIAMI >> Pitching with a big lead in the eighth inning, Clayton Kershaw bounced a curve in the dirt, then spun in disgust and kicked the mound as if he had just lost the game.Kershaw is unaccustomed even to one-pitch lapses, and he overcame the occasional difficulty he had Thursday, pitching eight innings to help the Dodgers win their third game in a row by beating the Miami Marlins 6-0.Kershaw (13-7) allowed five hits and lowered his ERA to 1.72, best in the majors. Miami’s leadoff batter reached in five innings against the left-hander, but the Marlins hit into three double plays and went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position. MIAMI >> Pitching with a big lead in the eighth inning, Clayton Kershaw bounced a curve in the dirt, then spun in disgust and kicked the mound as if he had just lost the game.Kershaw is unaccustomed even to one-pitch lapses, and he overcame the occasional difficulty he had Thursday, pitching eight innings to help the Dodgers win their third game in a row by beating the Miami Marlins 6-0.Kershaw (13-7) allowed five hits and lowered his ERA to 1.72, best in the majors. Miami’s leadoff batter reached in five innings against the left-hander, but the Marlins hit into three double plays and went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error,MIAMI >> Pitching with a big lead in the eighth inning, Clayton Kershaw bounced a curve in the dirt, then spun in disgust and kicked the mound as if he had just lost the game.Kershaw is unaccustomed even to one-pitch lapses, and he overcame the occasional difficulty he had Thursday, pitching eight innings to help the Dodgers win their third game in a row by beating the Miami Marlins 6-0.Kershaw (13-7) allowed five hits and lowered his ERA to 1.72, best in the majors. Miami’s leadoff batter reached in five innings against the left-hander, but the Marlins hit into three double plays and went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error,MIAMI >> Pitching with a big lead in the eighth inning, Clayton Kershaw bounced a curve in the dirt, then spun in disgust and kicked the mound as if he had just lost the game.Kershaw is unaccustomed even to one-pitch lapses, and he overcame the occasional difficulty he had Thursday, pitching eight innings to help the Dodgers win their third game in a row by beating the Miami Marlins 6-0.Kershaw (13-7) allowed five hits and lowered his ERA to 1.72, best in the majors. Miami’s leadoff batter reached in five innings against the left-hander, but the Marlins hit into three double plays and went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Gardaí swoop on Donegal drugs operation

first_imgA property in Ballyshannon was raided by gardaí on Sunday as part of a major investigation into drug trafficking.The search took place after cocaine and cannabis with an estimated street value of over €900,000 was seized in an earlier raid in Louth.The intelligence led operation associated with the Joint Agency Task Force (JATF) carried out follow-up searches in both Ballyshannon and Leixlip, Co Kildare. A vacuum packing machine and €8,000 in cash was seized in the raids. The cross-county operation began at 1am on Sunday, when personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) intercepted two vehicles simultaneously while travelling in the vicinity of Ardee.Cocaine and Cannabis with an estimated street value in excess of €900,000 (analysis pending) was seized along with an animal transporter truck and a high powered car.Two men aged 41 and 33 and one woman aged 33 years were arrested and are currently detained for questioning at Dundalk and Ashbourne Garda Stations under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. They can be held for up to seven days.Gardaí swoop on Donegal drugs operation was last modified: December 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Humboldt State’s late run falls short, eliminated from postseason play with loss to Sonoma State

first_imgArcata >> Thursday night was ‘Blackout Night’ at Lumberjack Arena, unfortunately for the Humboldt State women’s basketball team, the Sonoma State Seawolves made the plays down the stretch to turn out the lights on the Jacks’ postseason chances.Sonoma State held off a fourth quarter rally to down HSU 62-51, ending Humboldt State’s bid to be the eighth and final team in the upcoming California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament.Entering Thursday’s game, Sonoma State (13-12 overall, 9-10 …last_img

SMB must prepare hard for slam

first_imgCayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games “We have to be ready and we have to prepare hard.”Austria is aware of the challenge they are about to face in seeking the franchise’s second Grand Slam since 1989. He believes that the wheeling and dealing among the teams in the off-season was done with his Beermen in the crosshairs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“There are so many teams that built up their rosters,” said Austria, whose squad will parade the stocky Wendell McKines for the final conference starting July 19.A dynasty has certainly been established with the Beermen’s Game 6 series-clinching win over TNT KaTropa. It was San Miguel’s 24th title overall and the Beermen’s fifth in the last eight conferences—all under Austria. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View comments Castro says TNT’s young players will learn a lot from finals loss LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena “Nice that you said that,” Austria said in jest. “[My contract] is expiring at the end of the season.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coach Leo Austria and Finals MVP Alex Cabagnot celebrate on center court —AUGUST DELA CRUZThe euphoria has certainly died down a bit, and with less than three weeks before the last PBA jewel is put up for grabs, San Miguel Beer will have its work cut out.“It (Grand Slam) is in the minds of so many people,” coach Leo Austria said on Sunday night after the Beermen lined themselves up for a shot at a Triple Crown sweep, just the sixth in the pro league’s 42-year history.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What ‘missteps’?last_img read more

10 months agoWest Ham to offer Carroll to Newcastle for Shelvey

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham to offer Carroll to Newcastle for Shelveyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham striker Andy Carroll is being linked with a return to Newcastle United.The Daily Express says Carroll’s agent is in talks over a return to Newcastle.The move would see Jonjo Shelvey transfer to West Ham in a swap.The Hammers are reportedly trying to offload the striker before his contract expires in the summer while Shelvey has fallen down the pecking order under Rafa Benitez. last_img

9 months agoAC Milan coach Gattuso: No reason to feel intimidated facing Juventus

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan coach Gattuso: No reason to feel intimidated facing Juventusby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso insists there’s no reason to feel intimidated facing Juventus in the Supercoppa.The match is being held in Saudi Arabia.Gattuso said, “I felt the tension more as a player than a Coach. It’s completely different. We are up against a side that has been dominant in Italy and Europe for eight years, they know how to play for trophies, but it’s important for us to be here and feel this experience too.“We’ve got to play our game with a relaxed approach, because the strongest team doesn’t always win in a one-off match. We want to see a great performance to beat Juve tomorrow, we’re well aware of that.“I am a man who often follows his instinct and for the last five years in this profession my focus has been on being as credible as possible in the eyes of my players. I say with great honesty, I am not thinking of myself, but what this game can represent for my players.“I want to help them realise we can do it, we can raise the bar and push through the limits. I don’t want to see us panic or fall apart at the first error. I don’t want to see a repeat of Olympiacos, a game we had in our grasp and threw it away. At the first error, we lose all our confidence. It has been happening to Milan for a long time, even before I got here, and I want to see this team maintain its courage.” last_img read more

16 days agoWenger has Arsenal warning for Emery

first_imgWenger has Arsenal warning for Emeryby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsene Wenger has told his successor Unai Emery that he has a responsibility to play attractive football as Arsenal manager.Speaking to Goal on Monday night, Wenger has some words to say about the current Arsenal side and Emery.“I’m not here to judge coaches, I am a supporter of Arsenal Football Club so I just support [Unai Emery],” the unemployed 69-year-old said.“I hope that he can win the games and plays a type of game that I like.“I think a club like Arsenal is a huge responsibility and one of the responsibilities is to play attractive football.“After that, I think the most important thing is to support the team, the club and win games.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more