Trinidad and Tobago archbishop criticised over remarks on Jews

first_img Tweet FaithLifestyle Trinidad and Tobago archbishop criticised over remarks on Jews by: – October 26, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! 72 Views   2 commentscenter_img Share Share Image via: www2.guidestar.orgNEW YORK, USA — The American Jewish Committee (AJC) has criticized Archbishop Edward Gilbert, outgoing head of the Roman Catholic Church in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, for his anti-Jewish comments. In a sermon Sunday, Gilbert negatively compared politicians in Trinidad and Tobago to Jews, whom he described as “although a compassionate and caring people only looked after the people of their nation.”Rabbi David Rosen, AJC’s International Director of Interreligious Affairs, criticizing the archbishop, said, “Such prejudicial comments not only reflect personal ignorance, but also ignorance of the teaching of the Catholic Church since Nostra Aetate.”Rosen added that the 1974 Vatican Guidelines on Nostra Aetate precisely warn against such misrepresentation and generalizations and called on the Holy See to reiterate its repudiation of such prejudicial stereotyping. “Archbishop Gilbert’s comments again highlight the need for more effective global Catholic education regarding the Holy See’s official teaching on Jews and Judaism,” said Rosen.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Super Nationals Thursday Notebook Part 2

first_img*Super Nationals is legendary for bringing drivers from across the country and Canada to Boone. The diversity of addresses was best seen Wednesday in the 28th Modified heat where the eight starters represented seven states and our neighbors to the north.That heat included Terry Johnson of Iowa, Mike Petersilie of Kansas, Andrew Timm of Minnesota, Jason Wolla of North Dakota, Kody Scholpp of Saskatchewan, Steve Reynolds of South Dakota, Kyle Kudick of Wisconsin and Richard Mueller of Wyoming.Seven different states are represented in two of the 30 Thursday night heats, the ninth and 18th.*A dozen Modifieds will start tonight’s inaugural Karl Crate Clash. The winner goes home with a 604 crate engine, valued at $5,500, courtesy of Chevrolet Performance and Karl Performance. Names of the drivers starting the race were drawn from 121 entries this afternoon, with starting spots determined later in front of an SRO crowd at the Fan Zone.Brian Schmitt and Chevy Hadan drew front row starts. Ricky Stephan and Mike Petersilie are in the second row, Jake Durbin and Scott Hogan in the third row, Greg Cox and Kelly Lyons in the fourth row, Dan Rhiley and Jim Lynch in the fifth row and Shawn Kilgore and Gary Roberts in the sixth row.The last-place driver will be blackflagged on each of the first 10 circuits. The race will then be restarted with the leader getting his choice of starting position for a two lap dash.Dividing the value of the engine by the number of laps, the Karl Crate Clash is worth $458 and change evert time around the track to the winner.*Two former winners are in the field for the 2013 Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions. Jimmy Gustin (2007 and 2012) and Clint Hatlestad (2010) won Thursday qualifying heats, as did Dylan Smith, Jesse Sobbing, Dustin Smith and Corey Lagroon.Runners-up Tim Ward, Ryan McDaniel, Richie Gustin, Brandon Beckendorf, Chris Abelson and Aaron Turnbull also advance to Saturday’s $1,000 to win feature.Jimmy Gustin made the RoC for the fifth time, Lagroon for the third, Dylan Smith, Richie Gustin and Hatlestad each for the second. Ward, Sobbing, Beckendorf, Dustin Smith, Abelson, McDaniel and Turnbull each for the first.Turnbull also owns the distinction of being the first Canadian driver to qualify for the Harris Race of Champions, a Super Nationals staple since 1989. Twelve cars ran in each of six heats.*last_img read more

Mary J. Barnes, 93

first_imgMary J. Barnes, 93, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg. Born February 10, 1927 in Letts, Indiana, she was the daughter of Alphonse and Cleona (Gardner) Tichenor.  Mary had worked at the Carol Cook Dress Factory in Greensburg. She then worked at the Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville, the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg, and she worked as a custodian at North Decatur Elementary School.  She was a member of the Greensburg Senior Citizens. She was married to Marion E. Barnes on April 18, 1946 and he preceded her in death on January 17, 2005.  Together they farmed for many years. She is survived by two daughters, Patty (Kenneth) Kunz, Greensburg and Joni (Danny) Fruchtnicht, Greensburg; four sisters, Charlotte Huffmeyer, Batesville, Zelma Barnes, Greensburg, Bonnie Evans, Columbus, Sally Weber, Acton; four grandchildren, Beth (Bruce) Koors, Greensburg, Brian (Nancy) Fruchtnicht, Greensburg, Tracy (Steve) Webb, Greenfield, Tonya (Greg) Smith, Rushville; eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; two sons, Kenneth and Bruce Barnes, three sisters, Leona AmRhein, Georgie Hert, Margaret Miller; one brother, John Tichenor. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 27th from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Kingston Cemetery. Graveside Services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Shannon Burford officiating. Memorials may be made to the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

MBB : Wisconsin struggles with Berggren in foul trouble; Triche provides offensive spark

first_img Published on March 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm Comments BOSTON – Jared Berggren turned to the referee, his eyes wide open and both thumbs pointing skyward to indicate a jump ball. Dion Waiters had just sliced down the lane when Berggren, Wisconsin’s starting center, got his hand in to prevent a layup attempt.But instead of a jump ball, Berggren was hit with his second personal foul – a reach in – just 7:57 into the game.‘I reached in on a drive where I probably shouldn’t have, when I already had one foul, and the call went against me,’ Berggren said. ‘ … It was a poor decision on my part, and I guess it ended up hurting the team.’Berggren left the floor with Wisconsin leading by six, having already scored 10 points. Badgers head coach Bo Ryan held him out the remainder of the first half, a span in which Syracuse went on a 24-8 run to take a six-point lead at the break.Without him in the game, multiple SU players said Wisconsin’s offense went stagnant. It all ended with a 64-63 Syracuse win to advance to the Elite Eight, though Berggren scored 17 points in only 25 minutes of play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarly on, the talented Badgers big man scored at will against the Orange. He showed his prowess around the basket by finishing off a high-low play with a beautiful reverse layup to avoid Syracuse forward Rakeem Christmas. Then he stepped out beyond the arc to hit a pair of 3-pointers.He opened the game 4-of-4 from the field and 2-of-2 from beyond the arc.‘We saw on the scouting report that he was a shooter, but we didn’t believe he was that great of a shooter,’ Orange center Baye Keita said.But without him, backup Frank Kaminsky was forced into duty and simply couldn’t match the production. In 10 minutes of action, Kaminsky didn’t score or grab a single rebound, and picked up a personal foul.Even Berggren acknowledged the downgrade.‘It changed the pace a little bit when we had to bring Frank (Kaminsky) in there for extended minutes,’ Berggren said. ‘He’s done a great job all year, but I think it puts us in a tough situation when I’m not on the floor for that amount of time.’So as Syracuse went on an 11-0 run to surge in front, Berggren could only fester on the Wisconsin bench as the lead he helped build almost singlehandedly was replaced by a deficit.‘Berggren did a great job stepping out,’ SU forward James Southerland said.’He killed us from the beginning with those two 3s. I think he really kept them in the game.‘I noticed a difference when he went out.’Triche helps pace offense with steady scoringBrandon Triche stood at the free throw line, pointing behind him at Scoop Jardine. The senior pointed back at the junior. Syracuse’s first possession worked to perfection.Jardine passed to Triche, who drove from the top of the key into the paint, laying the ball up over Berggren, who was called for a foul on the play. The free throw did not go, but it was still the start Syracuse and Triche wanted.‘Brandon Triche was spectacular today,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said.Triche nailed his first four shots and was the Orange’s co-leader at halftime with nine points in Syracuse’s 64-63 win in the Sweet 16 over Wisconsin at the TD Garden on Thursday. The starting guard only played 19 minutes, but played incredibly efficient, scoring 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting. On a night when Syracuse’s guard play penetrated and conquered Wisconsin’s stout defense, Triche provided the Orange’s first wave of offense.He scored seven of Syracuse’s first 13 points, displaying an aggression and will to score that has not been consistent from him down the stretch. This was only Triche’s second double-digit scoring game in his last 13.Still, after the hot start, Triche did not see the floor much. In the second half, he was subbed out with 13:06 remaining and didn’t return until there were 32 seconds left.Boeheim said after the same he probably should have kept Triche in the game longer, but had difficulty taking out Jardine or Dion Waiters, as they were having good games as well.‘We have three really good guards and it’s hard sometimes to take one of them out,’ Boeheim said. ‘But he was really good tonight. He was probably the best of the guards when you look at the stat sheet.’Triche has started every game for Syracuse over the last three seasons. So he relished the fact that the Elite Eight is farther than he and the Orange have advanced in the last two NCAA Tournaments.And the stakes of Saturday’s Elite Eight game with Ohio State make it all the more enticing.‘One more game, you get to go to New Orleans,’ Triche said. ‘That’s enough motivation right there.’mjcohe02@syr.edumcooperj@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Irish squad gather ahead of playoffs

first_imgThe first leg takes place on Friday night in Zeneca before the second leg, this day week in Dublin.Tipperary’s Shane Long, John O’Shea Rob Elliot,  Paul McShane and Alan Judge will all be assessed by their clubs before they are released.last_img

Tipp eagerly await clash with the Cats today

first_imgTipperary travel to Kilkenny on this afternoon to face the Cats in Nowlan Park – in a fixture many of the players are looking forward to.However, manager Michael Ryan has said that while the a scoreline will be important today – it won’t shape the season.Ryan says he’s happy with the quality of hurling his players are producing so far this year. Tipp FM will have full live coverage of the Tipp Kilkenny game today, in association with Sullivan Family Butchers Brooklands, Nenagh. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img

PL: Tottenham sack Mauricio Pochettino after 5 years in charge

first_imgTottenham have sacked head coach Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge of the Premier League club.The former Southampton boss, 47, was appointed in May 2014 and led the club to the Champions League final last season, where they lost to Liverpool.But Spurs have made a disappointing start to the current campaign and are 14th in the Premier League.“We were extremely reluctant to make this change,” said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.“It is not a decision the board has taken lightly, nor in haste. Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.“It falls on the board to make the difficult decisions – this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff – but we do so in the club’s best interests.”Pochettino’s assistant Jesus Perez, and coaches Miguel d’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez have also left the club.Tottenham said in a statement that they would provide an update on new coaching staff “in due course”.Pochettino guided Tottenham to the League Cup final in his first full season while two third-placed finishes sandwiched a runners-up spot in the Premier League in 2017.As well as guiding Spurs to a runners-up finish in last season’s Champions League he also secured a fourth-place finish in the league.His impressive results led to links with Real Madrid and Manchester United.However, Spurs have failed to build on last season’s exploits this term. As well as their disappointing league form, they were knocked out the League Cup by League Two side Colchester and hammered 7-2 at home by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.“Mauricio and his coaching staff will always be part of our history,” added Levy.“I have the utmost admiration for the manner in which he dealt with the difficult times away from a home ground whilst we built the new stadium and for the warmth and positivity he brought to us. I should like to thank him and his coaching staff for all they have contributed. They will always be welcome here.“We have a talented squad. We need to re-energise and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters.” Source: BBClast_img read more

Warriors overcame meningitis scare before winning NBA title, report says

first_imgThe report noted the incident fueled David West’s comments hinting at behind-the-scenes drama that occurred earlier in the season.”We’re so tight, people don’t even know what we went through,” West said after Game 4 of the series. “They trying to find out. …Y’all got no clue. No clue. That tells you about this team that nothing came out.”Per The Athletic:According to sources with knowledge of the situation, the Warriors dealt with a team-wide meningitis scare in mid-March that was the root of West’s infamous comments. An outside vendor who handled the team’s food on a daily basis contracted a contagious form of the disease, then survived a life-threatening challenge before eventually returning to work with the team. Golden State’s second consecutive championship almost didn’t happen.According to The Athletic, which cited sources with knowledge of the situation, the Warriors dealt with a team-wide meningitis scare in March before going on to defeat the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals in June. Well, it was bad enough that the majority of Warriors players and some members of the basketball operations staff took vaccination shots in response to the medical threat. Worrisome enough that one team practice was relocated to nearby Oracle Arena while the team’s practice facility in downtown Oakland was, in essence, sanitized. Significant enough that the dining room at the practice facility that is only open to players, coaches, and basketball operations personnel was shut down for a short time for cleaning, with players eating elsewhere temporarily.Meningitis, an infection that causes swelling in the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, can be fatal.Expect players and coaches to be questioned about their struggles with the illness and how they coped with it after they visit the Hawks at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday.last_img read more

Rob Manfred denies MLB has doctored baseballs to boost home runs

first_img Justin Verlander ‘100%’ believes MLB is juicing balls for more home runs “It’s a f—ing joke,” said Verlander, the Astros ace who will start for the AL in the All-Star Game on Tuesday. “Major League Baseball’s turning this game into a joke. They own Rawlings, and you’ve got Manfred up here saying it might be the way they center the pill. They own the f—ing company. If any other $40 billion company bought out a $400 million company and the product changed dramatically, it’s not a guess as to what happened. “We all know what happened. Manfred the first time he came in, what’d he say? He said, we want more offense. All of a sudden he comes in, the balls are juiced? It’s not coincidence. We’re not idiots.” Home runs are flying out of MLB parks at a record pace this year, leading many to speculate that the baseballs are “doctored,” so to speak.Not so, says MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. A day after All-Star Justin Verlander called the home run explosion “a f—ing joke,” claiming MLB has “juiced” the baseballs, Manfred reacted.  Baseball is on a pace to see 6,668 home runs this season, which would shatter the record of 6,105 set in 2017.Manfred says MLB has been transparent about the state of baseballs.“If we were going to do it, we would do it in a way that was transparent to the media and fans before making that change,” Manfred said (via MLB.com). “Baseball has done nothing, given no direction, for an alteration of the baseball,” Manfred said (via ESPN).Yet most everyone agrees the baseballs are not the same. Even Manfred concedes the balls — made by Rawlings, which is owned by MLB — are different. Verlander ripped that MLB/Rawlings connection in his scathing comments Monday. Related Newslast_img read more

PNG Open recognised with Queensland award

first_imgThis comes under the Queensland Golf Industry Awards.The award was today presented to SP Brewery for the year’s SP Export Radler PNG Open.Speaking at the event, president of the Royal Port Moresby Golf Club, Mark Stallard said the PNG Open is a tournament that is played at a very high standard and this continues to lift every year.He said the PNG Open has now moved up to Tier 2.Managing director of SP Brewery Stan Joyce said the award was a result of hundreds of thousands of kina invested into the sport of golf plus team work over nine years.“This just goes to show that in terms of sports, we can do it just as good as anyone else and get the right results,” said Joyce.This year’s SP Export Radler PNG Open will take place this month from the 21st-24th.last_img