Fajardo vows no letup for Gilas

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gilas clinched their spot in the next round after beating Japan, 89-84, to up their record to 3-1 in Group B, ensuring a top-three finish in the group stages with two games to spare.“We can’t afford to lay low, we have to win all the games before the second round.”Fajardo, who finished with seven points, five rebounds, one steal, and one block, added their win against the Akatsuki 5 was of utmost importance after they lost to Australia 84-68 on Thursday.“This was a big help for us and we have to build up momentum going into the second round,” said Fajardo calmly.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Embattled Blatche redeems self in PH win over Japan Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed There’s a stark contrast between the June Mar Fajardo inside the playing court and the one outside of it.ADVERTISEMENT Outside, Fajardo is a gentle giant, who almost shies away from any form of tension.Fajardo, however, changes his mentality when he’s within the dimensions of the parquet floor,  unleashing a personality that his nickname sums up: “The Kraken.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAnd the four-time PBA MVP said he and his teammates in Gilas Pilipinas will still have that killer attitude in the group stages of the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers despite clinching a spot in the second round.“We’ll still go hard every game because we need to win every game as much as possible,” said Fajardo in Filipino Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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“I had a spoon…I just jook he” – caution statement

first_imgFive Star Backdam killingAs the High Court trial of Marlon Marion Freeman continued on Monday, Police Detective Corporal Bryan James was called to the stand and testified that he penned the caution statement of the accused, who allegedly admitted to killing miner Timothy Adams at Turtle Creek, Five Star Backdam, North West District (NWD) on December 22, 2013.Murder accused: Marlon FreemanAdams met his demise while en route to a mining camp, but Freeman has since denied that he was responsible for the killingIn court on Monday, Corporal James claimed that the defendant detailed another story to him under caution. He reportedly claimed that Freeman might have killed Adams because he thought the miner was going to pull a gun after he confronted him over money that was owed to him. According to the Policeman, he administered the caution statement on December 25, 2013 in the presence of then Police Constable Zane Williams, who signed to witnessing the exercise which took place from 14:00h to 14:40h.James informed the 12-member mixed jury that Freeman had indicated that he first went to work with his uncle at Five Star Backdam, but after they “got wrong”, he went to work at Gavin Blacks’ mining camp. According to the caution statement, Freeman, a pork-knocker, was promised $5000 a day by Blacks, but after three weeks passed, he was only paid $30,000. He had enquired from Blacks about his money and some time after lunch on the day in question, he bought a “piece of weed” and then saw Adams coming to the camp about 15 minutes later.According to the evidence from the caution statement, Freeman also enquired of Adams about his money, saying: “Big man, wam to me money?”Dead miner: Timothy Adams“I see he go to he waist and I didn’t know if he had a gun or wah, but I had a spoon which I sharpen and I just jook he by he neck and he fall down. After I see he ain’t moving, I get nervous,” the defendant reportedly said. He then left the scene. He also claimed that the gold he later gave a female was not taken from the deceased, but it was gold that he had in his possession.Corporal James later testified that when he administered the statement, he had informed the accused of his rights, saying that he told him he could have a lawyer, friends or relatives present. The Policeman added that at no time was violence used on Freeman, nor was he threatened or offered $250,000 bail to give his statement.Former Police Constable Williams, who witnessed Freeman giving the caution statement, testified earlier during Monday’s trial. He claimed that Freeman looked at the statement at 14:40h and appeared to be reading it. Under intense cross-examination by the defendant’s lawyer, Folio Richards, Williams said that he was not aware that Freeman had been tied up for nine-and-a-half hours on December 24, 2013, one day prior to him allegedly giving the caution statement. The former Policeman who said he did not threaten the defendant also denied Richards’ suggestion that he and Detective James refused to give Freeman something to eat even though he had cried out for food.“You took advantage of the accused’s inability to read and write,” the lawyer contended, to which Williams replied: “No, Ma’am.”At last Thursday’s trial, Medex Colleen Edgillo testified that she had pronounced Adams ‘dead before arrival at the Pakera Hospital’ at Matthews Ridge, NWD, after examining the man and finding that he was lifeless and had no heartbeat. Edgillo had recalled seeing a deep puncture wound to the right side of Adams’ neck and a laceration to the left side of his head.State Counsels Lisa Cave and Mandell Moore are presenting the prosecution’s case in the trial, which continues before Justice James Bovell-Drakes. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

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Exclusive – Balotelli could split Liverpool’s dressing room, warns ex-Anfield favourite

first_imgGary McAllister fears Mario Balotelli could tear Liverpool’s dressing room apart.The maverick Italian is set to complete his £16million move to Anfield later today, but opinion is divided as to the sense of the deal.And former Anfield favourite McAllister admits he has genuine concerns about the impact the former Manchester City man could have on the harmony at his old club.“It will split everyone,” the Scot told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “He’s got great ability, but Liverpool are very much together under Brendan Rodgers and it doesn’t take a lot to split a dressing room. And that’s my only fear. I’m not so sure [about it].“Look at his moves – he’s had great opportunities at big clubs and that fee keeps dropping and dropping. It’s not a great deal of money in today’s game, but it will split a lot of people.”And McAllister also worries what Balotelli’s arrival will mean for Daniel Sturridge.He added: “I don’t know where Balotelli plays. If he plays up top, does Sturridge move to the side? I don’t think he likes it out there.“He [Balotelli] is not going to be second fiddle, that’s not his thing. I’m looking forward to seeing how they line up with the three or four really attacking players they’ve got.”last_img read more

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Five local workers killed in Colorado power plant fire

first_imgRepresentatives of RPI Coating and Robison Prezioso did not return calls for comment Wednesday. Authorities defended their rescue efforts in Colorado, saying smoke, the complexities of the 4,000-foot tunnel’s design and uncertainties about hidden dangers prevented them from rescuing the men for more than three and a half hours after the blaze broke out. “We didn’t know what was causing the fire, what was feeding the fire,” Clear Creek County Undersheriff Stu Nay said. “You never know, when you’re dealing with airflow and the intensity of the fire where we’re facing a backdraft situation, what we’re running into.” He added: “It’s dangerous work. We can’t afford to have someone else go in and complicate the problem.” The blaze erupted when a machine used to coat the tunnel in epoxy caught fire, Xcel Energy spokeswoman Ethnie Groves said. But exactly what burned after – the machine, the epoxy or both – was unclear, she said. Nine RPI employees were sealing the inside of the pipe to prevent corrosion, a routine procedure that followed an annual inspection. The tunnel delivers water from a reservoir to turbines that generate electricity at the plant 30 miles west of Denver. The blaze broke out about 1,400 feet from the tunnel’s bottom and was reported around 2 p.m., authorities said. Four RPI workers escaped and were treated at a hospital and released. Five others scrambled about 1,000 feet above the fire but were trapped by smoke and the steep slope at a spot where the tunnel bends from a 15-degree angle to a 55-degree one, Nay said. Officials dropped a radio to the workers, who reported around 2:40 p.m. that they were uninjured. That might have been the last contact rescuers had, Nay said. Rescuers also dropped breathing masks and air tanks into the tunnel but were unsure if the workers were able to find them, Nay said. Powerful fans were used to drive air into the tunnel and clear it of smoke so that the trapped crew members could breathe. Alpine rescue team rapellers prepared to enter the tunnel from the top, but were called off for fear of toxic fumes and because it would be difficult to get the victims out through the steeply pitched top end of the shaft, Nay said. At 8:10 p.m., the crew found the trapped men dead, Nay said. Their names were withheld until their families could be notified. The Associated Press contributed to this story. airan.scruby@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A Santa Fe Springs-based company is mourning the loss of five employees, while an investigation into the cause of their deaths begins. The workers, employed by RPI Coating, were killed in Georgetown, Colo., at Xcel Corp.’s Cabin Creek power plant, when a fire broke out Tuesday in the underground shaft where they were working. It was unclear whether the five maintenance workers were burned, suffocated or overcome by fumes from the highly flammable epoxy sealant they were using to coat the inside of the empty, 12-foot-wide water pipeline. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Chemical Safety Board are investigating. The agencies will focus, among other things, on conditions inside the confined space and what type of protection and safety training the maintenance crew had, OSHA spokesman Rich Kulczewski said. “We’re devastated over the loss,” said RPI Coating spokesman Marc Dyer. “They were very experienced guys. They were some of our best.” OSHA records show the group’s affiliated company, Robison Prezioso Inc., has been cited in two accidents in California since 2001. The first, in September 2001, occurred when scaffolding at the Bay Bridge in San Francisco fell, killing a motorist. Robison Prezioso was ordered to pay $18,000 in fines. The second happened in January 2002, when more scaffolding on the Bay Bridge fell, killing one worker and injuring four. last_img read more

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Former Swansea manager Garry Monk speaks out after Swansea departure

first_img1 Former Swansea manager Garry Monk has described the sadness of leaving the Premier League club, for which he gave ‘blood, sweat, tears and more’. This week, the Welsh club ‘relucantly’ parted company with the 36-year-old after less than two years in charge, following a poor run of form. Monk, who was being tipped as a future England manager in the summer, guided Swansea to a record-high finish in the top division last season – his first full campaign in charge. He ends an 11-year association with the club after serving as a defender for ten years, making over 200 appearances. In a statement released through the League Managers’ Association, Monk said: “It’s with great sadness that I am leaving this special club.“It has been both an honour and a privilege to play for and manage this club.“I believe that whenever you join a football club, the supporters deserve your blood, sweat and tears. I can say for sure I gave all those things and more.“I have had too many amazing memories to mention them all. As a player captaining the club to three promotions, a League Cup winners medal and of course winning promotion to the Premier League via the Championship Play Off Final will be some of the best highlights. The biggest honour, for sure, was wearing the white jersey with pride.“Taking over as manager in February 2014 whilst the club was involved in a relegation battle, two points above the bottom three positions with 13 league games left, then helping guide the club to safety, comfortably, whilst also managing the club in the Europa League were both amazing and great learning experiences which gave me great confidence to take the club forward.“Then in my first full season taking the club to an historic 8th place finish and highest points tally in the Premier League, combined with starting this season so well leads to obvious disappointment of our recent run of results. “Everyone at the club from myself, my staff and the players themselves have been working tirelessly to change this loss of form, but unfortunately have not been able to in satisfactory time.“I have no doubt whatsoever that these players will start to show their true quality again very soon, and the club will be looking upwards once more.” Garry Monk center_img It’s with great sadness that I am Leaving this special club….. pic.twitter.com/iP2MFOGK6m— Garry Monk (@GarryMonk16) December 10, 2015last_img read more

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WEXFORD MAN FISH-TAILED HIS SUBARU IN FRONT OF GARDA CAR

first_imgA CO Wexford man fish-tailed his Subaru Impreza in front of a garda car during the rally weekend, Letterkenny District Court has heard.Kenneth Murphy of Carrigure, Ferns, pleaded guilty to careless driving during what his solicitor described as a “moment of madness” on June 18.Solicitor Kieran Dillon told Judge Paul Kelly that 27-year-old Murphy was deeply remorseful about his actions and had since put his car up for sale. He said Murphy’s family was deeply upset at his arrest as he had no previous convictions and he needed his car for his work as a mechanic.He said the family had suffered a personal loss in recent years and had raised more than €40,000 for the Console charity and Murphy’s behaviour was out of character for a man who contributed so much to society.Judge Kelly said that if Murphy wanted to drive a rally car he should enter the rally and drive like that inside the controlled circumstances of the race.He fined Murphy €500 and warned him he would lose his licence if he returned to Donegal and drove in the same way again.WEXFORD MAN FISH-TAILED HIS SUBARU IN FRONT OF GARDA CAR was last modified: July 5th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Cappry star left red faced after being chipped by Frank McGlynn in charity match!

first_imgCAOLAN MELAUGH FUNDRAISER MATCHWell done to everybody would took part in the Caolan Melaugh fundraiser match in Cappry Park on Sunday evening. Red Hughs were the visitors and played out a very entertaining 1st half of soccer and a 2nd half of Gaelic. Thanks to everybody who came through the gates to support such a worthy cause. Rumour has it that the match officials ran out of paper in the 2nd half to record all the scores but they have said that Cappry came through victorious. Rumour has it also that Benji is struggling to get over being chipped by Frank McGlynn in the 1st half……shocking!!!CAPPRY LOTTOThe numbers drawn in the Cappry lotto were 7, 8, 10, 18.There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the lucky €50 ticket was Patrick and Aisling Long, Woodland, Dooish.Next weeks jackpot is €6300.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win.CAPPRY ROVERSCappry Rovers 2     Donegal Town 2This game was played in perfect conditions in Cappry Park. This was a real even contest but Cappry struck first when Conor Laverty played Calvin Bradley through in the 15th minute to finish well. Donegal got back level when they scored following a free kick, Aaron Slevin scoring at the back post. The game was still level at half time. Donegal Town went in front when Aaron Slevin found the net again. Cappry tried to get back into the game and finally got level when Gerard Melaugh scored in the 85th minute. Cappry nearly won the game when Calvin Bradley had his effort in the 90th minute cleared off the line. Two team performances.CAPPRY ROVERS U16’sCappry Rovers won the league last Thursday evening when when they defeated Raphoe Town 2-0 in Cappry Park. Joel Bradley Walsh and Daire McCafferty scored the goals on the night. They finished off their league campaign today (Monday) when they beat Ballybofey in the Finn Valley, 4-1. Alex McGeehan, Oisin Gallen, Kaine McGlynn and Joel Bradley Walsh scored the goals for Cappry. This means that they have gone the whole season unbeaten which is a remarkable achievement. CAPPRY ROVERS U13’sCappry were back in SFAI National Cup action again at the weekend when they welcomed Cavan Shamrocks to Cappry Park on Saturday afternoon. This was a journey into the unknown as they never faced them before and didn’t know what to expect. Cappry were dominant from the kick off and created numerous chances in the 1st few minutes. It was only a matter of time before the 1st goal came and Kevin McCormack scored his 1st in the 7th minute and it was closely followed by Mark Mbuli in the 8th minute when he got his 1st of the game. Cappry kept the pressure up and were soon 4 up when Kevin scored his second in the 12th minute and Luke McGlynn scored his 1st on 13th minute. Cavan came into it for a spell after this without really threatening the Cappry goal. Cappry went on to add another before half time when Mark scored his 2nd in the 25th minute on make it 5-0. Early in the 2nd half Mark completed his hat trick with what was probably was the goal of the game when he cheekily chipped the ball over the keeper in the 33rd minute. Not to be outdone Kevin scored in the 44th minute to complete a hat trick of his own to make it 7-0. At this stage the Cappry management were encouraging their players to just keep the ball and pass it about but more goals followed in the 50th minute and 53th minute through Luke McGlynn and Josh McMenamin to leave the final score 9-0 to Cappry. They now have an Ulster Final to look forward to when they travel to Letterkenny to play Bonagee Utd.CAPPRY COLTS U12’sThe Colts travelled to Castlefin on Saturday afternoon to play their final game of the league campaign and came home with a comprehensive 6-1 victory with Odhran Quigley Doherty scoring a hat trick and further goals coming from Sean Ryan, Eoin McGonagle and Niall Ryan. They finished the league in 2nd place, only a point behind league winners, Lagan Harps. We would like to congratulate the players and management on a very good season and also to extend our good wishes to Lagan on their league success.CAPPRY ROVERS MEGA DRAWCappry are holding a mega draw where you could win a Skoda Octavia Ambition along with some more great prizes. Also included with each ticket is a 20% off voucher for McElhinney’s Store which should come in handy coming up to Christmas. The draw will take place 29th December. Tickets are priced at €20 and all funds raised will go towards an Astro turf pitch. If you’re interested in a ticket contact Danny 087 7797581. Cappry star left red faced after being chipped by Frank McGlynn in charity match! was last modified: November 1st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cappry RoversFrank McGlynnsoccerlast_img read more

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Kings look to find way to win on road

first_imgIt’s never too early in a season to talk about new challenges, and for the Kings the latest is establishing a competitive identity away from home. After winning four of their first five home games, they embark tonight on two-game swing through Colorado and Dallas. It’s their first trip since opening night in Dallas, when they coughed up a four-goal lead in a disappointing loss to the Stars. “The road is always the key to a season,” Kings captain Mattias Norstrom said. “You need to learn to win on the road, to go into other another team’s building and establish your game. It’s sometimes easier to do that at home, to start strong and finish it. We need to show we can go into any building and establish our game, the kind of hockey we like to play and play it.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week It’s no secret what that style of play is. “You need to have consistent physical play,” Kings coach Andy Murray said. Norstrom agrees. “I’m not talking about going out there pushing people around,” Norstrom said. “But you want to go out there and be strong in trying to create the style you want to play. It’s so important to do that away from home.” The Kings (4-2) did that in their four home wins, giving up a total of five goals by playing strong defense and controlling the puck. They’ve given up 15 goals over the first six games, and 10 were in losses to Dallas and Detroit. center_img Otherwise, they’re giving up just over two goals per game. “If we give up two or less goals per game you should get points every night,” Murray said. “You may not always get two points, but you should get points.” Interestingly, Murray said playing better offense is just as important as playing good defense. “It’s not because you play (good) defense it’s because you’re making better offensive decisions with the puck.” Murray said. Luc ready After sitting out Sunday’s and Monday’s practice with an injured groin, Luc Robitaille needed a strong showing at Tuesday’s workout to convince Murray he was fit enough to make the trip. Obviously that happened. “I’m ready to go,” Robitaille said as he prepared to board the Kings’ afternoon charter flight to Denver. “I feel good.” Powering up The Kings were perfect on special team’s Sunday against Columbus, scoring on their only two power plays and killing off both of the Blue Jacket’s power plays. “We’ll take that trend, for sure,” Murray said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Religious Briefs

first_img “Heroines of Hanukkah,” presented by the Jewish Women’s Circle of Ventura County, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jewish Learning Center-Chabad of Ventura, 5040 Telegraph Road. Program includes Greek buffet and a Hanukkah boutique. $15; reservations required. Call (805) 658-7441. Winter solstice celebration, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Calabasas Center of Dynamic Living, meeting at The Country Inn, 23627 Calabasas Road. The Rev. Marilyn Miller, director of The Golden Apple Retreat in Somis, will be the guest speaker. Call (818) 486-6720. “Blue Christmas-Longest Night” service,7 p.m. Wednesday, St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 346-3070. “Jam for Jesus,” a concert with Robby Robinson and Friends, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Drive, Santa Clarita. Call (661) 252-0622 or see www.followthestar.com. “Maimonides: The Guide of the Perplexed” is the topic of a lunch study led by Rabbi David Rousso from Young Israel of Woodland Hills, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Thursdays, Unique Cafe, 18381 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (310) 729-0644 or see www.youngisraelwoodlandhills.org. Hanukkah celebration, with ice skating to Jewish music and a menorah lighting, presented by Chabad Jewish Center of Thousand Oaks, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 25, The Lakes Shopping Center, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Free admission and food; $10 ice skate rental. Call (805) 493-7776 or see www.JewishTO.org. Hanukkah service, 8 p.m. Dec. 30 and 10:45 a.m. Dec. 31, Adat Y’shua Messianic Jewish Congregation, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 222-0200. “Do You Want Peace or Drama?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bonnie Rowsell, 10 a.m. Sunday, Glendale Church of Religious Science, 2146 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. Call (818) 244-8171. “Jesus is with Us” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dale Johnsen, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Heart of the Valley Community Church, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 881-3651. “Joy to the World” will be the fourth Sunday in Advent message delivered by the Rev. Dave Wilkinson, 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road. Call (805) 529-8422. “Why Do We Celebrate?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10 a.m. Sunday, the Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science, meeting at the Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. “The Smells of Christmas” will be the message of the Rev. Glenn Kirby, 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. Call (818) 884-6480. “The Child Will Be the Father of Eternity” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Ken Hahn, 10 a.m. Sunday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 18425 Kittridge St., Reseda. Call (818) 342-1633. “A Child is Born” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Marleen Davis, 10 a.m. Sunday, Unity Community Church of Woodland Hills, meeting in Harter Hall at Woodland Hills Community Church, 21338 Dumetz Road. Call (818) 887-7080. “Finding the Christ” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Maureen Hoyt, 10 a.m. Sunday, Granada Hills Church of Religious Science, 17622 Chatsworth St. Call (818) 363-8136. “SOS” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Paul Shafit, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Welcome Home Church, meeting at 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 716-0955. “Christmas is Your Story” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Thomas E. Witherspoon, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Unity Church of the Valley, 2817 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. Call (818) 249-4396. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices appearing in the events column must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be included for contact purposes. Mail to Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA. 91365-4200. Fax (818) 713-0058 or e-mail without attachments to Holly.Andres@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Nativity: The Musical,” written by Greg and Melissa Baldwin, 8 p.m. today, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 542 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. Free. Call (818) 842-5264. Christmas concert, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 11031 Camarillo St., North Hollywood. Call (818) 762-2909 or see www.stmatthewsnoho.org. “Music for the Season” with the Onionaires choral group, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 894-9251. The Rev. Christopher Eade will be installed as rector of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church by the Very Rev. Bishop Chester Talton, 3 p.m. Sunday, 7136 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. Call (818) 340-1419. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “Christmas at the Keyboards” concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church of Encino, 4963 Balboa Blvd. An offering will be taken. Call (818) 788-1147. “Las Posadas,” a traditional Mexican procession celebration, 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Faith Lutheran Church, 7500 De Soto Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 348-4266. “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” with compositions written by the late Alfred S. Burt, former assistant choir director at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday, 3636 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 763-9193. A drive-through “Living Nativity,” 7-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road. Call (661) 297-3783. Christmas choir concert, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Woodland Hills Community Church, 21338 Dumetz Road. An offering will be taken. Call (818) 346-0820. last_img read more

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Storm Update: Bus Eireann warns it will pull school transport if warning increases

first_imgSchool children across Donegal could be without school transport on Monday after Bus Eireann warned it will pull services if Hurricane Ophelia arrives.The bus provider has contacted parents saying that if Met Eireann increases its weather warning to Code Red their buses will not operate.The system was first introduced last year and this could be the first time it comes into operation. Thousands of parents were sent emails last night giving them a pre-warning in the event that the weather deteriorates over the weekend.The statement from Bus Eireann warns “As a precaution against severe weather and in the interest of child safety, Bus Eireann introduced a policy applicable to all school transport services that it provides under the Transport of Education and Skills School Transport Scheme – for all Met Eireann Status Red weather events.“This means that when a Red alert is issued by Met Eireann for the area in which you live – or to an area which your child/ren are traveling to on a school bus – the services will not operate.“A status Red weather warning automatically means all school transport services provided by Bus Eireann under the School Transport Schemes are cancelled – in the affected areas – while the warning is in effect.” If the operator decides to pull the services, then thousands of children will be left without transport to and from school.Many other private operators also ferry children to school each day but a late cancellation by Bus Eireann means that it will be too late to replace bus services.The mass cancellation could plunge parents into chaos with no back-up transport plan.However, Bus Eireann warns that if they do pull their services on Monday, it is up to the individual schools to decide if the school should close or not.“Guidance on school closure – provided by the Department of Education and Skills and contained in the Government’s Winter Ready publication – includes specific guidance where there is a Status Red alert relating to strong winds and storm conditions,” adds the statement. Storm Update: Bus Eireann warns it will pull school transport if warning increases was last modified: October 15th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bus eireanndonegalHurricane OpheliaMet Eireannstormlast_img read more

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