St. Lucian clergyman worried at proliferation of “money making” churches in…

first_imgSeth Ampadu CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC – A senior official of the Methodist Church has expressed concern at what he termed “money making” churches that have appeared in St. Lucia virtually overnight.“I am very concerned. Nowadays we are making the church into a business entity,” said Seth Ampadu, the Superintendent Minister of the Methodist Church here.Playing on the vulnerability of others He said many people were playing on the vulnerability of others by appointing themselves apostles, doctors and prophets.“These people are scamming them, taking money from them,” Ampadu said, noting “there are so many churches springing up, all because they see the church as a place where they can make money.“They are using the church as a money-making machine to make themselves rich,” the clergyman said, without going into details.Time to regulate churchesAmpadu said it was time the authorities regulate those churches, otherwise the ‘so called pastors’ will use the people and take their money without paying taxes to the government.“This is very serious,” he said, adding “you ask yourself ‘how much do they pay to the government? Do they have schools? Do they have hospitals and other things?“Where do they keep their money? What do they use their money for?’ These are some of the things I feel the government should investigate.“I think the church is there to meet the social and spiritual needs of the people. The church has to give, not take. But it seems today that they are doing the opposite – exploiting the people and it is very bad,” the Methodist Church official said.last_img read more

May the Fourth be with you!

first_imgTo help celebrate, why not check out recipes for that ubiquitous Star Wars beverage, blue milk, or K-2SO brownies? StarWars.com has those and more, as well as crafty Star Wars party favor ideas. ABC News’ parent company The Walt Disney Company purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, and has officially observed the holiday since 2013, with events at Disney parks and other celebrations. Related While the pun was first used back in 1979, with Britain’s Conservative party congratulating Margaret Thatcher in print for taking the prime minister post that day, Star Wars fans co-opted it in 2011.  May 4, 2011 marked the first organized celebration of Star Wars Day, at the Toronto Underground Cinema in Canada. center_img The next film in the Star Wars universe — Star Wars: The Last Jedi — opens nationally December 15.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico To commemorate the special day, TBS will roll out every original Star Wars movie in chronological order starting at 6:40 a.m. (ET/PT) with Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace, all the way through an 8:15 p.m. telecast of Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi. The marathon will be presented with limited commercial interruption. Lucasfilm – 2017(NEW YORK) — May 4th marks “May the Fourth Be With You,” the official “holiday” dedicated to George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away. last_img read more

Javier Tebas threatens crackdown on clubs collaborating with ultras

first_img “Those clubs that collaborate directly or indirectly with ‘Ultra’ groups, will face a financial sanction and this could even be a sporting sanction – a points deduction or even relegation,” Tebas told Cadena Cope. Upd. at 19:13 Rik Sharma “We will make an official list of the Ultra groups. We are preparing a list of measures to combat violence in football. We want to consolidate a strategy in order to eradicate the Ultras from our stadiums.” The LFP are working with the Spanish FA (RFEF) and Sports Council to prevent a repeat of the brutal scenes that left a Deportivo La Coruna supporter dead on Sunday morning, before they dook on Atletico at the Vicente Calderon. center_img CET Javier Tebas has warned football clubs in Spain that they may be hit with fines and point deductions if they do not help remove hooliganism from the Spanish game. 04/12/2014last_img read more

Spain leave it late but Pique comes up with winner

first_img The quality of openings improved after the break, but the quality of finishing did not. Roman Hubnik almost scored an own goal, but was saved by the post, while David Silva wanted too many touches when released by Nolito.  13/06/2016 Vicente del Bosque’s side dominated their opening match in Toulouse, camping in their opposition’s half for the majority of the 90 minutes, but it looked like the breakthrough was not going to arrive.  CEST Sport EN Juventus’ Alvaro Morata missed two good chances in a goalless first half.  Spain are bidding to become the first side to win the tournament three times in a row – no other side has even won it twice in a row – and the pre-match debate focused around who would start in goal.  Minutes before that the Manchester City man had curled a great chance wide from the edge of the area, while substitute Aritz Aduriz’s acrobatic effort flashed inches wide of the post.  The Barcelona defender, who was booed by sections of La Roja’s support during qualifying for the finals, sprinted away to celebrate the dramatic winner in front of the travelling Spanish contingent. However, in the 87th minute, man of the match Andres Iniesta picked up a pass from Pedro, jinked inside and plonked the ball on Pique’s head.  Led by Iniesta, Spain dominated possession in their usual manner, but they were wasteful in front of goal – the lack of a quality striker is perhaps one of their biggest concerns.  Spain left it late but got their defence of the European Championships off to a winning start thanks to Gerard Pique’s late header against Czech Republic.  Del Bosque went for David de Gea over Iker Casillas in the end, despite the Manchester United stopper being implemented in a sexual assault case on Friday, something he denied, although, in truth, he could have played Sergio Rico and it wouldn’t have mattered.  Upd. at 23:40 Just when it seemed Spain’s time was running out, though, Iniesta provided the spark they’d been lacking and Pique delivered the finish.last_img read more

Connacht team v Cardiff Blues

first_imgJames Cannon makes his first Connacht and PRO12 start alongside Irish international Quinn Roux in the second row. The back row, with captain John Muldoon at number 8, remains unchanged from the last round with flankers Eoin McKeon and Jake Heenan starting.Less than two weeks after making his Ireland debut against Canada, wing Niyi Adeolokun starts at the Sportsground tomorrow night in a pacey back three with Cian Kelleher and Stacey Ili.Craig Ronaldson partners Bundee Aki in midfield while October Player of the Month and outhalf Jack Carty is joined by Cooney on his season debut.The most notable inclusion among the replacements is Marnitz Boshoff. The South African is in line to make his Connacht debut having arrived in Ireland last month following his commitments in the Currie Cup competition.Ronan Loughney and Nepia Fox-Matamua also return from injury to take their place in the match day squad.Connacht team to face Cardiff BluesFriday 25th November, kick off 7:35pm, the Sportsground – LIVE ON GALWAY BAY FM with Rob Murphy and Johnny O’Connor15 Cian Kelleher14 Niyi Adeolokun13 Bundee Aki12 Craig Ronaldson11 Stacey Ili10 Jack Carty9 John Cooney1 Denis Buckley2 Tom McCartney3 Conor Carey4 Quinn Roux5 James Cannon6 Eoin McKeon7 Jake Heenan8 John Muldoon (captain)Replacements:16 Dave Heffernan17 Ronan Loughney18 JP Cooney19 Lewis Stevenson20 Nepia Fox-Matamua21 Caolin Blade22 Marnitz Boshoff23 Danie Poolmanprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Denis Buckley, Tom McCartney and John Cooney have all returned from injury to take their place in the starting XV for Connacht in round 9 of the Guinness PRO12 against Cardiff Blues tomorrow night. Buckley runs out at the Sportsground tomorrow night for his 100th Connacht appearance and his first game in two months, packing down with the returning McCartney and tighthead Conor Carey.last_img read more

Nelson’s Reece Hunt selected to U18 Team BC

first_img“We are very proud of this group of talented young hockey players and look forward to watching them represent BC on the national stage,” said BC Hockey Chief Executive Officer, Barry Petrachenko in a media release. “The coaching staff and evaluators have done an exceptional job in selecting the team and preparing Team BC to meet the challenges of a multi-sport event like the Canada Winter Games.”Hunt, a member of the Okanagan Hockey Academy, was part of Team BC at the 2017 National Women’s Under-18 Hockey Championships in Quebec City.The U18 selection process began with players invited to the 2018 Female U18 Provincial Camp held in August in Shawnigan Lake, BC and in-season evaluations.Team BC kicks off the 2019 Canada Winter Games on February 24, 2019 against Alberta. Team BC will also face Ontario and Nova Scotia in preliminary play prior to the quarterfinals that start on February 28, 2019. Semi-final action will be played on March 1, 2019 and the medal games take place on March 2, 2019. Hockey will be played at the downtown and Kinex Arenas along with the Centrium in Red Deer.British Columbia had their highest finish ever, winning the silver medal in 1991. BC finished sixth at the last Canada Winter Games held in Prince George, BC in 2015. BC Hockey announced Monday that forward Reece Hunt of Nelson has been selected to represent BC at the at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta from February 24 – March 3, 2019.Hunt, a graduate of Nelson Minor Hockey, was picked following the three-day U18 Team BC selection camp held during the weekend in Penticton. Rachel Teslak of Cranbrook is the only other player from the Kootenay region selected to the squad.last_img read more

10 months agoMarcelo: Mourinho back at Real Madrid…?

first_imgMarcelo: Mourinho back at Real Madrid…?by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid wing-back Marcelo was sorry to hear about Manchester United’s sacking of Jose Mourinho.Marcelo had some words of comfort for his old boss.”[His sacking] is a pity as he is a great coach and for him to be without a club is a pity,” said the Brazilian at a Club World Cup media conference.”It’s not for me to say if he should come to Real Madrid, but I really appreciate all he did for me at this club.”The 30-year-old emphasised the togetherness in the group when asked about the club’s success and what it stems from.”It comes from the union we have within the dressing room,” he added.”The base of team has been playing a long time together, which has brought us to where we are now.”But we still have a lot of hunger to win trophies.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoSarri fumes: Bayern Munich are insulting Chelsea

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sarri fumes: Bayern Munich are insulting Chelseaby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has blasted Bayern Munich over their public pursuit of Callum Hudson-Odoi.Bayern have made no secret of their interest and Sarri doesn’t think they have acted properly.Sarri snapped: “I think that it is not professional because they are talking about a player under contract with Chelsea so they didn’t respect our club.”Then I don’t know what to say I don’t know the situation. I am happy with the player because he is improving, improving a lot in the defensive have.”Now he needs to improve in some movements without the ball but he is working very well at the moment so I am very happy with the player and would like to have him in the future.” last_img read more