Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 640 Views no discussions EntertainmentFaithLifestyleLocalNews A night of ‘unspoken’ worship by: Dominica Vibes News – August 29, 2016 Share Share The dance ministry of the New Day Fellowship and Deliverance Ministries, New Day Dancers, under the leadership of Pastor Leroy A. Hill, held a night of worship through dance dubbed ‘Raise the roof: A night of Unspoken Worship’ on Friday August 26, 2016.The event was organized as a fundraiser for the church’s roof repairs. Members of the Truth and Grace Fellowship Global’s Shakah Dancers and the Roseau Christian Union Church dance ministry also participated in dance.Many corporate bodies also provided sponsorship for the event. They were J. Astaphans & Company Limited, Dons and Divas, Towdah’s, Genesis Salon, CLC Bookstore, Dominica Brewery and Beverages, Josephine Gabriel & Company Limited, Green’s Wholesale, Springfield Trading, Dominica Fisheries Division, D&D Hardware Supplies, Cadrec, members of New Day Fellowship and Deliverance Ministries.Members of the dance fundraising committee expresses sincere thanks to all those who contributed in cash or kind. Also to Pastor Hill for his support, pastors of the participating churches for allowing their ministries to partake in the event and most importantly the Lord Jesus Christ.Fund raising activities continue on Friday September 2, 2016 with a movie night where ‘God’s not dead 2’ will be shown. – / 109
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Novak Djokovic will face Britain’s Andy Murray in the final of the Miami Open for a third time on Sunday after the pair triumphed in their semi-finals.The pair have one win each against each other at Miami but Djokovic will be looking for a repeat of his Australian Open win over the Scot – and to improve his 17-8 career record against him. Third seed Murray delivered a controlled and precise performance to beat Czech Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-4 while Djokovic faced greater resistance in the form of big-serving American John Isner but still won 7-6(3) 6-2. The first set was on-serve throughout but the Serb emerged victorious from the tie-break and never looked back. The four-times Miami champion broke twice early in the second to open up a 4-1 lead and from then on the match was out of Isner’s reach. The big-serving American was unable to create a single break point in the game but the 29-year-old, ranked 24th in the world, will be encouraged by his run to the last four. “It is always tough to play someone who serves that well, at times it is frustrating,” said Djokovic. Earlier, in bright sunlight and Floridian heat, Murray broke Berdych early in both sets and looked in charge throughout, winning 80 per cent of first-serve points while registering four service breaks.–
Authorities in St. Lucie County say they have arrested a 15-year-old for the shooting death of an 18-year-old man.The incident occurred on April 23rd in front of the victim’s home on 900 block of Fra Mar Place.A neighbor told detectives that they heard gunfire around 2:00pm and when they went outside, they found Jeremy Porter laying dead in his yard.In a press conference on Monday, Sheriff Mascara told reporters that the teen suspect went to the victim’s home to conduct some sort of transaction, however, during the transaction, the teen pulled out a gun and shot Porter once before fleeing the scene.Officials has since located the teen and have taken him into custody on a homicide charge.Authorities are also reporting that they are still investigating the incident, and that other arrest may be made.Porter leaves behind a 1-month-old.If you believe you have any information about this case, you are asked to contact St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office at 772-462-3230, or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477.
KANSAS CITY (1-0) at PITTSBURGH (0-0-1)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxOPENING LINE — Steelers by 4 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD — Kansas City 1-0, Pittsburgh 0-1SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 23-11LAST MEETING — Steelers beat Chiefs 19-13, Oct. 15, 2017LAST WEEK — Chiefs beat Chargers 38-28; Steelers tied Browns 21-21AP PRO32 RANKING — Chiefs No. 7, Steelers No. 11CHIEFS OFFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (20), PASS (11).CHIEFS DEFENSE — OVERALL (32), RUSH (22), PASS (31).STEELERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (4), RUSH (5), PASS (5).STEELERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (31), PASS (6).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Steelers won seven of last eight vs. Chiefs. Pittsburgh victory in Kansas City last October kick-started eight-game winning streak. … Chiefs winless in Pittsburgh since 1986 (0-6); Steelers 15-2 in home openers at Heinz Field. … Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes threw four TDs in opening win in Los Angeles. Only third time in team history QB passed for four scores in opener. …. … Chiefs WR/PR Tyreek Hill had 58-yard TD reception and 91-yard punt return for score in San Diego. Hill is third player in NHL history with 50-plus yard TD catch and 90-plus yard punt return TD in same game. … Hill’s 13 touchdowns of 50-plus yards tied for most in player’s first 35 games in NFL history. … Kansas City RB Kareem Hunt leads NFL with 1,376 yards rushing since start of 2017 season. … Chiefs LB Dee Ford had one sack vs. Chargers. Veteran missed 10 games in 2017 due to back injury. … Pittsburgh’s tie in Cleveland was franchise’s third since 1970 and first since 2002 … Steelers turned over ball six times vs. Browns. QB Ben Roethlisberger was responsible for five (three interceptions, two fumbles). … Steelers without 2017 All-Pro RB Le’Veon Bell. Bell still has not signed one-year franchise tender. … Pittsburgh led NFL with 57 sacks in 2017. Steelers sacked Cleveland’s Tyrod Taylor seven times in 2018 opener, three sacks by second-year LB J.J. Watt. … Steelers only team with 300-yard passer (Roethlisberger), 100-yard rusher (James Conner) and 100-yard receiver (JuJu Smith-Schuster) in Week 1. … Roethlisberger slowed by right elbow injury during week but expected to play in his 202nd game (second most in franchise history). … Fantasy tip: Roethlisberger’s had his way with Chiefs — 15-year veteran is 7-1 all-time against Kansas City with 14 TDs against four picks. His QB rating when facing Chiefs (115.8) is highest among AFC opponents.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL STEELERS RUNNING BACK JAMES CONNER, in his first career start, scored two rushing touchdowns against the Browns, Sept. 9, at FirstEnergy Stadium. But his fumble in the fourth quarter sparked the Browns’ comeback in an eventual 21-21 tie. (Photo by Courier photographer Thomas Sabol)
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels (38) is tackled by New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Wright)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jaylen Samuels spent the months leading up to the 2018 NFL draft answering one question over and over again.“People were like, ‘What position (are you) going to play?‘” the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie said. “And I just kept saying ‘I’m going to play running back.’”Not everyone believed him. The NFL included.The NFL was so skeptical of the former North Carolina State star’s potential out of the backfield he was told shortly before the scouting combine that he wouldn’t be working out with the running backs but the tight ends. Samuels shrugged his shoulders, figuring it was better to be at the combine — even if it wasn’t your preferred position — than stuck at home watching it on TV.Fast forward 10 months. They don’t ask Samuels where he fits anymore. Not after the 22-year-old lit up the New England Patriots for 142 yards rushing and 172 total yards in a victory over the New England Patriots last Sunday.Samuels carried the ball 19 times — more than he can remember at any level of football — and caught a pair of passes, including a leaping 20-yard, fourth-quarter grab that helped the Steelers run some clock before adding a late field goal that pushed the margin to seven points.There were the usual aches and pains on Monday, but nothing out of the ordinary after the heavy workload. Good thing, because Samuels figures to be just as busy when the Steelers (8-5-1) travel to New Orleans to face the NFC South champion Saints (12-2) on Sunday.Newly minted Pro Bowler James Conner is still dealing with a sprained left ankle that’s forced him to miss the past two weeks, meaning Pittsburgh’s running game will be in the hands of a fifth-round pick who has quickly morphed from project to capable starter.Samuels earned a spot out of training camp thanks to the way he embraced special teams and had found a small niche as a receiving threat — he’s N.C. State’s career leader in receptions (202), just ahead of former NFL wide receivers Jerricho Cotchery and Torry Holt — before Conner went down in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers. Samuels came in and caught a 10-yard touchdown pass on the next play.His first NFL start didn’t go quite as planned. He managed just 28 yards on 11 carries in a stunning loss to the Oakland Raiders. The problem wasn’t so much Oakland’s defense or the iffy turf so much as Samuels’ own jitters.“I felt like I wasn’t being patient enough, just being in a rush, hurry up and get to the hole and try to get there,” Samuels said. ”(Against the Patriots) I could definitely feel it all sorting out. The holes are just opening. I just felt smoother and it felt like it was more my game.”A game that not every college coach that recruited Samuels out of high school understood. UNC brought the Charlotte native in for a camp and had him practice with the linebackers.“I was like, ‘What am I doing? Why am I going backward’” Samuels said. “I need to be going forward with the ball.”N.C. State assistant coach Eddie Faulkner saw the potential and during the recruiting process pointed out all the varied ways the Wolfpack could use him. Samuels spent four record-breaking years doing a little bit of everything.Running back. Fullback. H-back. Tight end. Slot receiver. His polished route running was immediately apparent to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger when Pittsburgh used its second pick of the fifth round on Samuels.“He has really good hands, soft hands you can really throw it all over the place and he can make plays,” Roethlisberger said.“I think he showed that this week that we can put him out there and we can do some things with him and hopefully we are just scratching the surface.”While Steelers coach Mike Tomlin jokingly replied “who said I had confidence?” when asked what gave him faith Samuels could produce, he’s not particularly surprised by what he saw against the Patriots. The shakiness in Oakland was understandable. The bounce back versus New England was promising.“There are oftentimes when you walk into stadiums, particularly as a young guy, it is a first time for a lot of things,” Tomlin said. “And I am sure as he continues to step into stadiums with a significant role for us he’ll check some boxes and do some things he hasn’t done before, but that’s just a very natural thing in terms of a young player.”One who no longer has to deal with questions about where he fits.NOTES: Conner and LB Bud Dupree (knee) did not practice Wednesday. … S Terrell Edmunds (concussion) was limited. … DE Cam Heyward (knee) was a full participant. … Roethlisberger and C Maurkice Pouncey were given the day off.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL
Improvements About to BeginOver the coming months, the City of Olympia will be making improvements to the Downtown Artesian Well. A rendering of these improvements is shown at right.Highlights include:Surface improvementsSolar lightingA community message boardA raised area to fill bottlesFirst Phase Starts August 27 and 28City of Olympia crews will begin construction of a new drain at the well on August 27 and 28, 2011 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.The new drain will improve water discharge. Crews will also construct a temporary filling station for well users during the construction. Rich Hoey, Interim Public Works Director, says that the goal is to keep water accessible during construction. However, there may be times when this is not possible, plan ahead and fill extra bottles.Future ImprovementsLate September/early October:Concrete workNew signage and community information boardMid-October/early NovemberSolar lights and flower polesBrick work and remaining surface improvementsSpring 2012A public art project provided by a grant from the Downtown Parking and Business Improvement Area (PBIA).What to Expect – Impacts:Fencing is for Everyone’s Safety: During times of active construction, the work site and equipment will be fenced, including around the well. Access Impacts: There may be times when access to the well is not possible. Please plan ahead.What You Can do to HelpPlan ahead – fill extra bottles.Keep area clear of debris.Stay out of fenced area.Check the City’s website for updates.For More InformationFor more information about this project, contact Danelle MacEwen, Engineering Technician II, at 360.753.8211 or email email@example.comVisit our website for construction updates. ####olympiawa.gov/artesianwell Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Date: August 25, 2011Released by: Danelle MacEwen, Engineering Technician II360.firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler Baze741610722%45%$542,602 John Sadler1854528%78%$254,234 -30- J. Keith Desormeaux1762435%71%$368,675 William Spawr1160255%73%$169,341 Peter Eurton2163029%43%$186,495 GOLDEN STATE GLITTERS AT ECLIPSE AWARDS The Golden State was never more golden than it was Saturday night, after seven horses that call California home won eight Eclipse Awards as best in their divisions for 2016.Heading the list was California Chrome, who was named Horse of the Year and champion Older Male. It was only the second time any horse managed to win multiple Horse of the Year titles in non-consecutive years. Chrome, who also won the honor in 2014, thus joined legendary John Henry, winner in 1981 and 1984.Other California-based champions were Champagne Room, two-year-old female; Arrogate, three-year-old male; Songbird, three-year-old female; Beholder, older female; Drefong, male sprinter; and Finest City, female sprinter.“It just goes to show you how tough it is out here in California,” said Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who conditions Arrogate and Drefong.“We have really good horses and everybody buys fast horses. I appreciated that I did get 20-some votes (actually 21, good for second to runaway winner Chad Brown with 208) for (outstanding) trainer, which is pretty good.“I used to get five votes, and Jill (his wife) told me five years ago the only way I could win again was to part the Red Sea or win the Triple Crown, and she was right.”Baffert, who braved wet, wintry conditions Sunday morning at Clockers’ Corner, did the latter in 2015, masterminding Horse of the Year American Pharoah to a Triple Crown sweep, the first in 37 years.Arrogate was a finalist for Horse of the Year along with Chrome, but finished a distant second, 202 to 40. Arrogate was, however, named champion three-year-old male with 243 of the 248 votes, far outdistancing finalists Nyquist (two), who won the Kentucky Derby, and Exaggerator (also two), winner of the Santa Anita Derby and the Preakness Stakes.“It takes a superior performance to beat a Kentucky Derby winner like Nyquist, who was undefeated going into the race,” Baffert said. “A horse has to do something special.”Arrogate assuredly did that, winning the Grade I Travers by 13 ½ lengths in track record time and defeating California Chrome in a memorable Breeders’ Cup Classic, giving Baffert an unprecedented third straight win in the marquee World Championship event.“We work very hard to compete at the top level, win big races and championships; that’s always our goal,” Baffert said. “I’m proud of our team and what we’ve accomplished.“We were hoping for Horse of the Year but I guess we came to the party too late.”Meanwhile, Baffert plans to ship Arrogate Tuesday from Santa Anita to Gulfstream Park for Saturday’s $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational and a highly anticipated rematch with California Chrome, who was overtaken in deep stretch by Arrogate in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 5, falling a half-length short of victory.“I’m happy we got that work into him yesterday but we’ve still got a lot of hurdles to overcome,” Baffert said. “We’ve got to ship, he’s got to stay healthy, he’s got to draw well; that will be crucial as well as the break.“But work-wise, we got all we wanted, so we’re going in treating it like another race.” GOLDEN STATE GOLDEN AT ECLIPSE AWARDSCAL-BREDS VIE FOR $1 MILLION ON SATURDAYCHAMP FINEST CITY EYES GRASSY BUENA VISTA Kent Desormeaux47106621%47%$679,723 Rafael Bejarano55781013%45%$531,953 Bob Baffert2653419%46%$398,246 Mike Smith2061430%55%$605,940 Flavien Prat711771124%49%$908,103 Martin Pedroza4266614%43%$222,428 Jerry Hollendorfer4898819%52%$743,684 Richard Baltas4469514%45%$374,358 Drayden Van Dyke5059210%32%$319,441 (Current Through Saturday, Jan. 21) Peter Miller3178423%61%$363,550 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won SANTA ANITA STATISTICS JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Norberto Arroyo, Jr.5074214%26%$331,230 Doug O’Neill56691011%45%$382,468 Luis Contreras43581012%53%$260,539 Philip D’Amato2454521%58%$439,575 ENOLA GRAY SET FOR SUNSHINE MILLIONS RACEEnola Gray, undefeated in her only start on Santa Anita’s downhill turf course, is set to explode next Saturday in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint at about 6 ½ furlongs over the same venue.“I think she likes the hill,” said Phil D’Amato, who trains the four-year-old Grazen filly for owner/breeder Nick Alexander. “She’s one for one on it; hopefully she’ll make it two for two.”Enola Gray won the California Distaff Handicap at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf Oct. 15.She worked five furlongs Saturday between races on a fast main track in 59.60.The Filly & Mare Turf Sprint is one of five stakes Saturday in the Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses, offering a total of $1 million in purse money.The others are the $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint; the $200,000 California Oaks; the $250,000 California Cup Derby; and the $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic presented by City National Bank.FINISH LINES: Trainer Ian Kruljac said Sunday morning that Eclipse Award female sprint champion Finest City, winner of Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs on a wet/fast track in her five-year-old debut, could make her next start on grass in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes at one mile on Feb. 18 . . . Santa Anita is dark for live racing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Live action resumes Thursday at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. Stewart Elliott5166812%39%$227,560