Rector Martinsville, VA La situación de Venezuela sigue igual o peor. Observadores dicen que no ven que el oficialismo haga algún gesto de conciliación, todo lo contrario cada día toma decisiones que enfurecen a la oposición y a los ciudadanos comunes. Los esfuerzos anti-constitucionales del mandatario Nicolás Maduro de asegurarse poderes totales mediante “ley habilitante” lo convierte en dictador al estar en sus manos todos los poderes del estado. Los obispos católicos romanos advirtieron del peligro de mayores hechos de violencia que pueden costar vidas y traer mayores dolores a la población. ”Rechazamos la usura, la corrupción y la especulación” dicen en un comunicado.En Cuba se anunció la jubilación del cardenal arzobispo de La Habana, Jaime Ortega que ha llegado a la edad de retiro. Como todo el que ejerce un cargo de responsabilidad pública, Ortega ha sido severamente criticado aunque le atribuyen aciertos como la liberación de 125 presos políticos. En círculos eclesiásticos abundan las “predicciones” sobre quién será el próximo arzobispo de La Habana.La Primera Iglesia Metodista de la calle Corrientes en el centro de Buenos Aires ha sido atacada por desconocidos que destrozaron parte de sus instalaciones como muebles y el altar, informó el obispo de Argentina Frank de Nully Brown. Esta iglesia construida en 1843 y reconstruida en 1874 fue el primer templo metodista en América del Sur. El congresista demócrata Luis Gutiérrez de Chicago se perfila como el líder latino más importante del país, según una encuesta del periódico digital Huffington Post. Gutiérrez, de origen puertorriqueño, ha luchado por la legislación para regularizar la situación de millones de inmigrantes indocumentados en Estados Unidos. En otra encuesta sobre la posibilidad de llegar a ser presidente, Gutiérrez obtuvo el doble de los votos comparado con el senador cubano-americano Marco Rubio. Según un estudio realizado por las Naciones Unidas, América Latina “es la región más violenta del mundo” con serias consecuencias en lo social y económico. Entre el año 2000 y el 2010 la tasa de homicidios alcanzó un crecimiento de 11 por ciento lo que se traduce en más de un millón de muertos. Delitos como el hurto se han triplicado en el mismo período. ¡Señor, ten piedad!Julio César Holguín, obispo de la Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana, está tratando de reunir un grupo de “notables” para hacerle frente a la decisión del Tribunal Constitucional de la República que ha aprobado una ley que le quitó la ciudadanía dominicana a los miles de haitianos que viven y trabajan en el país desde 1929.Agnes Abuom, abogada líder de la Iglesia Anglicana de Kenia, ha sido electa por unanimidad moderadora del comité central del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias en su reciente reunión celebrada en Corea del Sur. Abuom es la primera mujer y la primera africana en ocupar esta posición en los 65 años de vida del Consejo. Sus áreas de interés son justicia económica, paz y reconciliación. Rafael García, popular sacerdote encargado de la Iglesia del Espíritu Santo en una sección de Miami conocida como la Pequeña Habana, será instalado como párroco de la misma iglesia el 14 de diciembre por el obispo Leopoldo Frade. García se convierte así en el décimo párroco desde que esta iglesia fue instituida hace 75 años. García y su esposa, Anaysa, ambos cubanos, tienen un niño pequeño Anthony. La revista italiana Panorama asegura que la Agencia de Seguridad Nacional espió las comunicaciones del Vaticano, incluso en la residencia donde se hospedaban los cardenales durante el cónclave papal. La nota citando a WikiLeaks dijo que aparentemente el papa Francisco también habría sido objeto de vigilancia por Estados Unidos desde el 2005 cuando era arzobispo de Buenos Aires.La Asamblea Nacional de Ecuador, órgano legislativo de la nación, mantiene un debate que busca despenalizar el aborto por violación. La propuesta fue introducida por Paola Pabón, integrante del partido de gobierno, hecho que fue calificado como una “traición” por parte del presidente Rafael Correa que ha dicho que renunciará a la presidencia si se aprueba la ley del aborto.El Manual de Diagnóstico y Estadística de los Trastornos Mentales define la pedofilia como “una orientación o preferencia sexual desprovista de consumación”, mientras que el “desorden pedófilo” se define como “una compulsión caracterizada en personas que usan así su sexualidad”. La preferencia de los pedófilos es por menores de 13 años.Recientemente, el Parlamento del Reino Unido consideró quitar la referencia al Holocausto del plan de estudios de las escuelas porque “ofende” a la población musulmana que asegura que el Holocausto nunca ocurrió. PARA PENSAR: Conoceréis la verdad y la verdad os hará libres. San Juan 8:32 Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Por Onell A. 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More than 100 jobs are under threat at Kirkcaldy-based Kingdom Bakers, after the company ceased trading last week.The independent Scottish bakery firm, founded in 1984, announced last Friday (27 January) that it was to go into receivership and sent home 135 members of staff, who could be under threat of redundancy.Kingdom Bakers, which supplies numerous baked products to UK supermarket chains Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, is now under the control of RSM Tenon.The firm’s directors were forced to seek receivership after reporting severe cash flow problems and pressure from creditors. Recent attempts by the management to attract fresh investment had proved unsuccessful, according to RSM Tenon.Its last annual accounts detailed a £144,000 drop in pre-tax profits between 2008 and 2009, despite an increase in sales from £8m to £8.5m during the same period.Joint receiver Tom MacLennan, RSM Tenon, said: “Kingdom Bakers is a well-known business in the bakery trade, and the receivership presents an excellent opportunity for a competitor or entrepreneur to acquire the assets and goodwill, including extensive production facilities. I would urge any interested parties to contact RSM Tenon immediately.”Kingdom Bakers has production facilities in Kirkcaldy and a pancake plant in Dysart , where it produced its Pancake Pod product, launched into the UK market in 2005.
London, United Kingdom | AFP | English third-tier footballer Joe Thompson will enjoy a “special” Christmas after his second return from battling cancer on Saturday, exactly a year since being diagnosed.The 28-year-old Rochdale midfielder has twice beaten Hodgkin lymphoma and came off the bench for the last 18 minutes of his club’s 1-1 draw with Walsall in League One.He was first diagnosed in 2013 before being given the all clear in 2014, and is now in complete remission again.Thompson’s day almost got even better, but the substitute saw a shot blocked on the line as he made his first appearance since March.“I don’t make promises I can’t keep. Unbelievable feeling be back out there,” he wrote on Twitter. “Thanks to everyone for the support through it all! Thank you to everyone at @officiallydale for ovation it brought a tear and smile to my face …. Christmas made special for me and my family #grateful.“Here Is Fact For You ….. I was diagnosed with cancer to the day a year ago! 365 Days, 12 months, But I want you to understand, don’t underestimate what you can achieve in a year.”Thompson is back with his hometown club, where he made over 100 appearances from 2006-2012.“Joe deserved his place on the bench for the way he has been performing on the training pitch,” Rochdale manager Keith Hill said.“It’s small steps for him. We don’t know how significant his return today was — I’ll tell you in 10 years because it’s about Joe’s life, not his football.”Share on: WhatsApp
Former Florida Gators quarterback and current Syracuse Mets left fielder Tim Tebow has purchased another home in the gated Jacksonville neighborhood, ‘Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club.’Tebow reportedly paid $2.99 million for an almost 8,300-square-foot, two-story house on 1.49 acres.He purchased his new home which comprises of five bedrooms, a wine room, home theater, an entertainment room, a saltwater pool, outside living and entertainment spaces and a five-car garage, among other features, on Friday.Tebow also owns a smaller two-story house in the same neighborhood.He purchased the property in June 2014 for $1.4 million.The 31-year-old was a star football player with the University of Florida where he won two national championships and awarded the Heisman trophy.He then played in the NFL for three years with the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and New England Patriots before transitioning to the New York Mets minor-league system in 2016.Tebow is not only known in the sunshine state for his athletic achievements but also his philanthropic efforts.In 2012, he founded the Jacksonville based Tim Tebow Foundation.The organization puts on the ‘Night to Shine’ event every year, which holds celebratory proms for individuals with special needs.Tebow is engaged to South African model and Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.It’s unclear whether the couple will be residing in the new home together.
Norfleet obtained her NASCAR license two years ago and made her first NASCAR debut on Aug. 4 at the Motor Mile Speedway in Fairlawn, Va. Norfleet, who is sponsored by Verizon, finished 23rd out of 25 drivers at the CMC Supply Twin 100s at Motor Mile Speedway in Fairlawn, Va.With an early start at five years old racing her Barbie Corvette—replaced with two new car batteries to increase the speed by her father Bobby Norfleet—Norfleet stopped at nothing to make her racing dreams a reality.“It’s a blessing to do what you love to do,” Norfleet said.Bobby Norfleet, an inspiration to his daughter, has a long history of racing. Founder of Bobby Norfleet Racing, Inc., he began his career in motorcycle racing, then moved to drag before competing in NASCAR in 1992. His mentor was Wendell Scott, the legendary African-American racer who competed in NASCAR in the ’60s and ’70s and was the only African American to win a race.Bobby proudly wore Scott’s number “34,” which he then passed on to his eldest daughter, Norfleet, who wears the symbolic number with a long lineage. Bobby has always supported his daughter’s dreams and encouraged her to make the decision to race on her own.“I didn’t influence her at all—that was her decision,” he said. “She took an interest in racing whereas my boys didn’t. Whatever the kids wanted to do, if it was positive, we are behind them. I just told her she has to want to do it.”Norfleet was 14 when she realized she wanted to make racing a career. She knew hard work and dedication would be the key to success—despite what anyone else told her.“There were plenty of people, even recently, that would say they don’t get it or ‘it won’t work,’ trying to discourage me,” she said. “Misery loves company but I didn’t listen to them because had I listened to them I would be right there with them.”Off the track, Norfleet is engaged in a number of community efforts that include working with children and programs like the National African American Drug Policy Coalition and the Motorsports Institute, Inc.Norfleet keeps a busy schedule and routine to remain mentally and physically fit. Her racing career is “surreal,” as she describes it.“I’m just really a driver like everyone else, I just happen to be a Black female,” she said. “I didn’t set out to be the first African-American female—I just wanted to drive.”Norfleet plans to participate in more races this year. With a strong team behind her, she is enthused for what the future holds.“Now we’re just preparing to run a lot more races this year and getting ready for Daytona 2013,” Bobby Norfleet said.(Special to the Courier from the Philadelphia Tribune.) by Kimberley Richards For New Pittsburgh Courier (NNPA)—Since Tia Norfleet was a young girl she knew she had a desire for racing cars. Her passion for racing led to her breaking barriers—becoming the first and only African-American female licensed by NASCAR. MOVE OVER DANICA—Tia Norfleet, the daughter of NASCAR pioneer Bobby Norfleet, races for her father’s team and debuted in NASCAR on Aug. 4 at the CMC Supply Twin 100s, finishing 23rd. (Courtesy Photo/Tia Norfleet)
The Lions opened the game with high pressure and maintained possession inside the Riverhounds defensive third for the first ten minutes of play. The Lions played into their target striker, CJ Sapong, Major League Soccer’s Rookie of the Year in 2011, who held the ball and linked up with the Lions midfielders.Withstanding the early pressure from the Lions, the Riverhounds would begin to threaten the Lions in the 17th minute. Center back, Andrew Marshall played a ball down the left flank for Darren Amoo. Out-pacing his marker to the end line, Amoo played a ball back towards the penalty spot for his trailing counterpart, Jose Angulo. As the ball squirted through the scrum, Angulo took a first-time shot with his right foot that sailed just over the crossbar.The Lions responded quickly with a combination between Sapong and midfielders Jamie Watson and Adama Mbengue in the 20th minute. Sapong set a ball back for Watson at the edge of the penalty, seeing Watson touch to his left and slot a pass for Mbengue. A quality first touch by Mbengue split two Riverhounds defenders allowing him to travel one-on-one with Gilstrap. As Gilstrap stepped off of his line to close the ball, Mbengue struck a left-footed shot that trickled wide of the right post.Four minutes later, Amoo showed a flash of brilliance off of a throw-in. Receiving the throw from Matt Dallman on the corner of the right eighteen-yard box, Amoo turned the ball inside to his left foot. As the ball was coming down on his turn, Amoo rifled a side-volley with his left foot that was headed into the top left corner of the Lions goal. Reacting quickly to the shot, Kempin sprung quickly his right and got just enough of a touch to parry the ball off of the upright to deny Amoo.As the Lions cleared their lines with a long ball up the field, Gilstrap collected the ball and distributed to Dallman on the right flank. Picking his head up to see Angulo racing across the field, Dallman played the ball over the Lions defense. Running one-on-one with Kempin, Angulo lofted the ball over the goalkeeper only to see his shot ricochet off the crossbar.The Riverhounds best chance of the first half came when Marshall found Dallman on a diagonal ball inside the Lions penalty area. Inside-outing his defender on his run, Dallman was brought down inside the penalty area, resulting in a penalty kick. Angulo stepped up to take the penalty, but Kempin would dive to his left to deny the striker of his twelve goal of the season in the 37th minute of play.In the first minute of the second half, Angulo would find the back of the net, but the striker was called off sides to deny the Riverhounds the lead.The action continued throughout the entire second half, seeing constant nail biting moments for both the Riverhounds and Lions, only to see each opportunity turned away by the net-minders.The Lions best opportunity to find the back of the net came in the final minute of play. Outside back, Luke Boden traveled down the left with pace. As his marker closed the ball just before the end line, Boden cut the ball back for Sapong at the edge of the penalty area. Sapong struck a hard first-time shot towards the near post, but Gilstrap made a spectacular save to push the ball over the crossbar and thwart the striker’s attempt.The Riverhounds return to action on Friday for the Frank B. Fuhrer International Friendly and Fireworks presented by KEYTEX Energy against current FA Cup Champions, Wigan Athletic FC. The game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. start. The Lions return to sunshine state to host the Harrisburg City Islanders on Saturday. Their game will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. at the Florida Citrus Bowl.International soccer is coming to Highmark Stadium! Tickets are on sale now for the Frank B. Fuhrer International Friendly and Fireworks featuring Wigan Athletic FC presented by KEYTEX Energy. Don’t miss your chance to see the current FA Cup Champions take on the Riverhounds. To purchase tickets, visit Riverhounds.com or call (800) 745-3000. Goalkeepers Gilstrap and Kempin have stellar performances Pittsburgh—On a humid night in Station Square, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Orlando City Lions end in a scoreless draw at Highmark Stadium. Despite receiving consistent pressure inside their penalty areas, Riverhounds goalkeeper Hunter Gilstrap and Lions goalkeeper Jon Kempin would not concede a goal in the match, resulting in standout performances by both. The Riverhounds outshot the Lions 13-12, while the Lions tallied twelve corners to the Riverhounds three.