Lady of Fair Haven Feast to be celebrated in August

first_imgChair of the Joint Committee, Val Cuffy (left) and Dean of the Roseau Cathedral, Fr. Nigel KaramInformational and education sessions, a triduum, a fair and a concert have been announced among activities to commemorate the Lady of Fair Haven Cathedral Parish Feast.The Feast will be celebrated for one week beginning on 12 August 2018 with a grand fair and climax on Sunday 19 August – the feast day – with a breakfast immediately after mass has been celebrated.The Parish includes the Roseau Cathedral, and chapel communities of Laudat, Trafalgar, Morne Prosper and Wotten Waven.A triduum, which is three nights of prayer and praise, will be held from 14 August as part of preparations for the feast.According to Dean of the Roseau Cathedral, Fr. Nigel Karam, as important as the feast day is the preparation is equally important.“We’re inviting our community members, our parishioners and also parishioners from other parishes to join us for that preparation, in order to celebrate the feast well, to prepare our hearts, to prepare our minds, to prepare our souls,” Fr. Karam said during a press conference on Thursday 12 July 2018.Sister Loreen Royer, an accomplished theologian who has taught at the regional seminary in Trinidad, will be the featured speaker for the triduum. She will be speaking about three components of stewardship; communion, conversion and covenant.“These are three important biblical themes that help to support stewardship, as we think about ourselves as God’s stewards in the world, as we think about ourselves as disciples of Christ; people who have been entrusted with a mission,” Fr. Karam explained.This year, the feast celebrations will begin with the fair, for the first time, Chair of the Joint Committee, Val Cuffy told the press conference.The Fair is scheduled for Sunday 12 August from 2PM and will be a hub of activity including games, food, bazar, and entertainment. Tickets cost ten dollars for adults and five dollars for children.“We’re also going to be including areas for the fair where you can come and speak to insurance agents as it relates to your coverage for your hurricane preparedness so that is a new aspect,” Cuffy informed. “We’re also going to be working with one of the medical institutions so that you can come and check on your health; get your blood pressure checked, get your blood sugar checked,” he added. There will be games, activities and giveaways for children as well as adults, while DJ Mix, DJ Snow, the Swinging Stars, Signal and Triple K Bands will provide entertainment.On Friday 17 August there will be a celebration of song (concert) to which a number of choirs have been invited to participate.A community outreach, which will take the format of a T20 softball cricket match, is scheduled to take place in the Roseau Valley on Saturday 18 August. It will be the Bishop’s eleven competing against the Dean’s eleven.On Feast Day – Sunday 19 August – there will be a procession from the Old Market commencing at 8:30AM while the mass will commence at 9AM. All attendees for the procession and mass are encouraged to wear Kweyol attire.“Don’t prepare any breakfast on that Sunday, you come to church,” Cuffy said because immediately following mass, there will be a community breakfast.“We’ll be having packages of ten dollars, fifteen dollars that you can take to go home with,” he said.There will also be a VIP set-up where persons can purchase a twenty-five dollars ticket in advance “and sit and have your breakfast just as if you are at Fort Young Hotel”.The proceeds from the Fair and concert will go towards completing the Roseau Cathedral and Fr. Karam is therefore urging all Catholics, all Christians and the general public to support these activities which will assist the Church in securing resources to reach out and preach the gospel.“We have to be creative in raising those resources because the Church depends on the generosity of the people,” Fr. Karam noted.“So the feast is about prayer, praise but also celebration of who we are as God’s people, and promotion of the Kingdom of God in the end; this is the ultimate goal, the promotion of God’s kingdom and God’s reign and to help to unify the parish, to help to celebrate God’s saving deeds in our community,” he added. 394 Views   no discussions Tweet EntertainmentFaithLifestyleLocalNews Lady of Fair Haven Feast to be celebrated in August by: – July 16, 2018 Sharecenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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England Golf sign licence for World Handicap System ahead of November 2020 start date

first_img The governing bodies of amateur golf in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales are delighted to announce they have signed the licence for the new World Handicap System which will come into operation on November 2, 2020.As members of the Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU), England Golf, the Golfing Union of Ireland, the Irish Ladies Golfing Union, Scottish Golf and Wales Golf have been driving forces in planning for the new system in alliance with The R&A and USGA.The current Golf Handicapping System maintained by CONGU will be replaced by WHS which will unify the six different structures presently in operation throughout the world of golf.With one single, global system in place for the first time, golfers will be able to obtain and maintain a handicap index and use this on any course around the world.In addition they will be able to compete or simply play a casual round with fellow golfers anywhere on a fair and equal basis.As well as encouraging players new to the sport to obtain a handicap with ease, the WHS will also modernise the game for those already well versed in the game of golf.Under the new system a player’s handicap will be based on the average of eight best scores from their last 20 rounds.WHS will also take into account factors currently not fully represented in the existing handicapping procedure through a course and slope rating system.“We believe the introduction of the new World Handicap System will have a hugely positive impact for golf around the globe,” said England Golf CEO Nick Pink.“Our team are working hard to deliver the transition from the current system to WHS and will continue to confer with the clubs, counties and our technology partners to ensure that everything runs to plan ahead of the start date.”Sinead Heraty, Chief Executive of the ILGU said: ‘The Irish Ladies Golf Union and the Golfing Union of Ireland are delighted that the new World Handicap System will come into practice in November 2020.“The transition from an incremental system to an averaging one will be period of great change, however once a planned education process is complete, the new system will make handicapping much more consistent globally.”Pat Finn, CEO of the Golfing Union of Ireland added: “We look forward to meeting with our member clubs over the coming months to outline the World Handicap System. With CONGU adopting the system for Ireland and Great Britain from late next year we need to ensure golfers across Ireland are prepared for the change.”Andrew McKinlay, Chief Executive of Scottish Golf, commented: “Following recent education seminars across the country, Scottish Golf is pleased to confirm that the new World Handicap System will be implemented on time on November 2, 2020. We believe that moving to a more unified handicap system will be beneficial to all golfers.“The team at Scottish Golf will continue to liaise with, and support clubs across the country to ensure the transition between now and next year is as seamless as possible for everyone involved.”The CEO of Wales Golf, Richard Dixon, is also delighted to mark another step on the road to WHS.He said: “A lot of hard work has been going on behind the scenes in preparation for the launch of the World Handicap System and we are delighted that we have reached this key stage of the process.“We are very excited about the positive benefits WHS will have to the game of golf in Wales and across the golfing world.“The Wales Golf team look forward to working with our clubs, fellow home Unions, technology partners and the R&A over the next year to ensure that the transition is as seamless as possible for clubs and most importantly for golfers.”CONGU, the United States Golf Association (USGA), Golf Australia, the European Golf Association (EGA), the South African Golf Association (SAGA) and the Argentine Golf Association (AAG) represent around 15 million golfers in 80 countries who currently maintain a handicap.The aligning of all six handicapping authorities behind the WHS is a hugely significant step in the modernisation of golf across the globe.WHS has been introduced under the auspices of the USGA and The R&A.Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A said: “The R&A’s purpose is to ensure golf is thriving in 50 years’ time and the World Handicap System (WHS) is one of the key ways in which we can ensure the long-term health of the sport.“We all want to encourage more people to take up golf and having a handicap which provides an accurate measure of playing ability is one of the best ways of achieving that.”Further information about the new World Handicap System can be found on the England Golf website at https://www.englandgolf.org/article/world-handicap-system-whs and also via the R and A website at https://www.randa.org/WorldHandicapSystemFor details on England Golf’s educational workshops on WHS visit  https://www.englandgolf.org/handicaps-rules/whs-2020/whs-club-workshops/Image copyright: Leaderboard photography 16 Sep 2019 England Golf sign licence for World Handicap System ahead of November 2020 start date last_img read more

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Greenfield goes for glory at Senior Women’s Stroke Play

first_img Aileen Greenfield is hoping to knock off the post-lockdown rust and enjoy another successful week at the English Senior Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship.Tomorrow, Greenfield will begin the defence of her title as 86 of the country’s top senior women compete for glory at Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire.Greenfield experienced the best moment of her golfing career in this event at St Enodoc last year and can’t wait to catch up with old friends and be involved in some long-awaited competitive action.Greenfield – a member at Pyecome Golf Club in Sussex – admitted: “I’m really looking forward to competing again.“I played in the Spanish Senior Women’s Open back in March at El Saler near Valencia and then, of course, we got home just at the point when the country was put into lockdown.“It’s been great being back on the course recently, but it’s hard to know where your game is at.“I’ve played in a few club competitions and I’m hitting the ball ok, but the courses are so dry and bumpy right now it can be hard to judge your shots.“But this is a competition I enjoy – I’ve been runner up a couple of time and lost in a play-off before winning last year.”Greenfield’s 2019 victory was one that she enjoyed – eventually!Only when her approach to the 18th hole was safely on the green did she enquire about her position on the leaderboard – and when given the comfort of a few shots cushion promptly made a birdie to finish on a high.“It would be lovely to go and do it again, but that’s the bonus. Really, we’re all just grateful to be back out playing again,” she added.“Last year was a real highlight. I didn’t know for sure where I was on the leaderboard as I had been avoiding it all day. Only after I put it on the green on 18 did I ask the state of play.“It was a nice feeling finding out after my approach was safely on the green.“It was such a special moment and I have to say that the reaction back at my golf club was lovely.“We enjoyed a party with friends and golf club members and they have put up a photograph to mark my achievement which was lovely.”This year’s event will see 54-holes of stroke play golf on the Green Course at Frilford Heath decide the winner of the title.After 36 holes, there will be a cut with the top 45 and ties progressing to the final round where the player with the lowest three round total will be crowned champion.In a separate handicap competition, the winner will be the player who records the lowest nett score over 36 holes.Photography: Leaderboard 10 Aug 2020 Greenfield goes for glory at Senior Women’s Stroke Play last_img read more

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Wish Upon a Star- A Disney Themed Ice Show set for March 3 at NDCC Arena

first_imgWish Upon a Star- A Disney Themed Ice Show runs Saturday, March 3rd at 2 p.m. at the NDCC Arena.To see the rest of the winners visit nelsonfigureskatingclub.ca The Capitol Theatre’s Neil Harrower and musician and vocalist Allison Girvan are surrounded by entries for the Nelson Figure Skating Club’s Wish Upon A Star Poster Contest.Harrower and Girvan served as judges to determine winners from three age categories plus an overall winner whose work will become the official poster for the ice show.Girvan holds the winning poster created by 14 year-old Courtney Shrieves.last_img

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CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY QUOTES

first_imgKENNY BLACK (ASSISTANT TO DONALD WARREN), ACCEPTANCE, FOURTH: “He’s been training all right, but for whatever reason . . . we’ll probably find out tomorrow when we get back . . . hopefully he’s fine. He just hung it up for some reason. I’m sure we’ll find out tomorrow. Right now I’m a little bit mystified, because he had everything his own way. He got a little hot going to the gate today, so that’s a little concerning. He was working good and doing everything right; he just didn’t have it today, I guess.” -30- JOCKEY QUOTES BOB HESS JR., MISCHIEF CLEM, WINNER: “A wonderful job by Kent (Desormeaux). The horse has a ton of heart. I questioned his ability to go this far. I think he came through today, and I think more than anything, this is his home track. He loves it here. We were able to train him here, school him here; I didn’t do that last time, and it showed today.“Last time he lost the race in the paddock–before the race. The two horse (Acceptance) is a wonderful horse. He didn’t run his best race today, but he’s a wonderful horse, so no disrespect to him at all. But our horse ran his A-plus race today.“The one (Tough Sunday) kind of got in trouble out of the gate and that kind of changed the complexion of the race. I thought the one would go to the front, the two would lay second, I thought we’d be third. When the one broke slowly and got blocked, then it became more of a jockeys’ race, if you will.”Asked what might be next: “If we think open company, it would be on the synthetic in March at Turfway ($550,000 Spiral, Grade III at 1 1/8 miles on March 21). Until then, we’ll figure out a plan of attack.” KENT DESORMEAUX, MISCHIEF CLEM, WINNER: “This was all Bob (trainer, Hess, Jr.) . . . We were pretty disappointed in his last effort; we’ve always been real high on him. Bob has been entering him in these head-hunting spots because we thought he was ‘all that.’ Every race we always seemed to have a quirk.“The races just didn’t go well, none of them did. He’d either miss a start, hop a start, get stuck inside or last time, he was just too aggressive. In a nutshell, today he was finally able to put everything together and I was able to ride him off my finger tips and he was just the consummate professional and he a got a picture taken.” DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, PULMARACK, SECOND: “He never switched to his right lead and I think that cost him. I think that was about it. I would rather have been where Kluszewski was (in front of us) but I was behind them so I had to go a little wide the whole way.“I think his staying on the left lead mattered and he did hang a little with that other horse. I made a small move turning for home, then I held him again and I tried to let him run again but he just never responded. He did this at Los Al, too, in the King Glorious. I just think he’s still a little green. If he switches leads, he would win the race.”TRAINER QUOTES NOTES: The winning owners are Craig and Lorie Griffin of Phoenix, AZ.last_img read more

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The 5 worst Drake songs: A Warriors Dub Nation playlist

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device.Remember when the Bay Area use to like Drake?Yeah, that was back when he had better taste in clothes.Rapper Drake sports a Warriors’ Kevin Durant jersey as he performs in concert during the Summer Sixteen Tour with Future at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)Those were the good old days, when Drake was sporting a Kevin Durant jersey during a concert at …last_img

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South African designer at London fashion week

first_imgRay Maota A shirt designed by Lesego Malatsi beingshowcased at the London Fashion Week. Malatsi is congratulated by Sir RichardBranson at a show in Johannesburgearlier this year.(Images: Virgin Unite)MEDIA CONTACTS• Lesego MalatsiMzansi Designers Emporium+27 11 336 8935RELATED ARTICLES• Conquering the NY fashion world• Local Xhosa heritage goes global• Zim teen new face of Louis Vuitton• Madiba more fashionable than everThe UK was treated to an array of Afrocentric designs when South Africa’s Lesego Malatsi showcased his collection at the London Fashion Week, which ran from 16 to 21 September 2011 at different venues across the city.Malatsi’s collection appeared at the Fashion’s Finest Show on 17 September, among work from US, UK, Nigerian and Ghanaian designers.“I don’t think any words can explain my feelings of showcasing at such an occasion, especially when it’s considered such a high privilege by my peers in the industry,” he said.The designer added that it was only when he landed in London that he realised what was happening – this made him anxious and he subsequently suffered a bout of flu.However, the nervousness subsided when he got down to doing the job, which was to show African creations in the heart of the UK.“I really tried to remain calm and as the outfits were being completed, I felt a sense of belonging. I realised that I’m actually ready to compete globally,” he said.London Fashion Week is one of four major events of its kind which take place twice a year. The others are in New York, Paris and Milan.Malatsi described his participation in the fashion week as “conquering one of his greatest challenges” and achieving one of his main goals.Speaking about the racial ratio of his models at the show, Malatsi said: “I don’t know the ratio, I didn’t think that way. I just think about people wearing beautiful clothes.” He doesn’t see his clothing as being just for catwalk models, but for everyone.Humble beginningsMalatsi was born and raised in Soweto, a sprawling township in south-western Johannesburg, and his journey to becoming a recognised designer wasn’t without its setbacks.He dreamed of studying design after school, but Malatsi couldn’t afford a tertiary education.When his father passed away, his mother used the money she received from his pension payout to send him to college.“It was difficult to study because fashion is one career that requires a lot of money, it can be elite. I didn’t realise that until I was midway through my studies, so it was not easy, but I wanted a good education,” said Malatsi.When he finished college be battled to get funding from banks because they were unwilling to invest in an unknown designer.His breakthrough came when his quest for funding led him to Virgin Unite, Richard Branson’s business mentoring foundation.Branson is the founder of the Virgin conglomerate of businesses.With guidance and funding, Malatsi was able to start Mzansi Designers Emporium.From unemployed to job-creatorMalatsi is one of a growing number of entrepreneurs in South Africa and already has 17 people working for him.“There is a lot of talent in Africa. It made me realise how important my success was – to not just me and my family, but for empowering other people,” he said.Malatsi never set out to become an entrepreneur, but now he’s working on a five-year-plan that will enable him to employ at least 850 people.He said that the extensive use of colour in his designs is a celebration of South Africa being known as the rainbow nation throughout the world.“I tried to transcend what is seen as European and what is seen as African, forget the racial lines and also change the perception of how clothes should be worn,” said Malatsi.last_img read more

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Order to nine policemen to shave beards withdrawn

first_imgFacing flak over their edict to nine Muslim members of the force to shave their beards, the police in Rajasthan’s Alwar district on Friday withdrew the order after getting representation from the aggrieved policemen. Superintendent of Police Anil Paris Deshmukh had on Thursday cancelled the permission granted earlier to the policemen to sport beards.Mr. Deshmukh told reporters that the policemen had been asked to cut their beards to ensure that they looked “unbiased”.“Policemen should not only work in an impartial manner, but they should also look like that,” the SP said.Thursday’s order was issued by the district police chief to Assistant Sub-Inspector Israel Ahmed, head constable Chhotey Khan and seven constables. The order mentioned various dates when they were given permission to grow a beard and stated that it had been cancelled “with immediate effect”. ‘Administrative order’Mr. Deshmukh said it was an administrative order which had been withdrawn after getting representation from the policemen concerned. “The permission to sport a beard has been given,” he said. The decision of the police drew angry reactions on social media.last_img read more

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2 days agoLeicester manager Rodgers raps Klopp for Choudhury ‘reaction’

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester manager Rodgers raps Klopp for Choudhury ‘reaction’by Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has once again defended Hamza Choudhury from criticism from Jurgen Klopp.Rodgers’ Liverpool counterpart was seething after Choudhury’s tackle on Mohamed Salah, which left the Egyptian out of action for Sunday’s clash with Manchester United.Rodgers insisted: “The reaction to Hamza was right over the top for me. The boy went in to make a tackle.”Mo Salah is a world-class player but you can tackle him. It wasn’t even a bad tackle.”You have to ensure they stay aggressive because that is their game, without overstepping the line.”If you look at the team we play in an aggressive but sporting way.”Young Hamza is one of those lads that play on the limit and is fighting for his career.”His strength is recovering the ball and retrieving the ball, which he is very good at, and he is learning other aspects of his game.”The only way is constant work and talking with him.” last_img read more

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GasLog Partners to Buy LNG Carrier Solaris

first_imgzoom Greece-based GasLog Partners has entered into a deal to purchase 100% of the shares in the entity that owns and charters the liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Solaris from GasLog Ltd.The aggregate purchase price for the 155,000 cubic meter tri-fuel diesel electric carrier will be USD 185.9 million, which includes USD 1 million for positive net working capital balances to be transferred with the vessel.GasLog Partners expects to finance the acquisition with cash on hand and the assumption of USD 117 million of Solaris’ existing debt.The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017.Built in 2014, Solaris is currently on a multi-year time charter with a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell through June 2021. Shell has two consecutive extension options which, if exercised, would extend the charter for a period of either five or ten years.“Solaris represents the ninth LNG carrier the Partnership will have acquired from GasLog since our IPO, and its multi-year charter to Shell will provide incremental visible cash flows,” Andy Orekar, Chief Executive Officer of GasLog Partners, said.“The acquisition will expand the Partnership’s fleet to 12 wholly owned LNG carriers, increase our contracted days to approximately 90% for 2018 and 72% for 2019, and significantly grow our contracted EBITDA,” Orekar added.last_img read more

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