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War Room being played this weekend at Regent Theater

first_imgRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 37%. Audience review: 90% approval.Coming soon: Rocky Horror Picture Show.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments This week at the Regent Theater: War Room (see trailer below)Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: PG Time: 1 hour 25 minutes.Movie Synopsis: Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all-great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house. But appearances can be deceiving. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan’s world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. While Tony basks in his professional success and flirts with temptation, Elizabeth resigns herself to increasing bitterness. But their lives take an unexpected turn when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara, and is challenged to establish a “war room” and a battle plan of prayer for her family. As Elizabeth tries to fight for her family, Tony’s hidden struggles come to light. Tony must decide if he will make amends to his family and prove Miss Clara’s wisdom that victories don’t come by accident. (C) Sonylast_img read more

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CAF postpones Africa Nations Cup to 2022

first_imgCairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 has been postponed to January 2022. The African Nations Championship ( CHAN) Cameroon 2020 has also been moved to 2021.The CAF Executive Committee made the decision in a meeting on Tuesday, 30 June 2020, via video-conference. The Africa soccer governing body discussed the future of competitions and other related issues following the COVID-19 pandemic.Ahmad Ahmad, President of the Confederation of Africa Football Federation (CAF) confirmed the changes during an on-line press conference on Tuesday evening.Ahmad Ahmad made it clear that the emergence of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had caused lots of challenges that is why several changes have been made.Uganda Cranes, Tanzania and Rwanda already qualified to represent the Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) region at the CHAN Championship which is meant for home based players. The Uganda Cranes at the last AFCON. He also announced that the 2020 edition of the African Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON has been cancelled and will return in 2022. But the Committee endorsed the proposed CAF Women’s Champions League to start next year.******URN“Despite the challenges which have been brought by the Coronavirus, we are determined to advance and work hard to promote and develop football in Africa,” added the CAF President Ahmad Ahmad.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Gun-toting Homeowner and “Mob Victim” Shreds CNN’s Chris Cuomo

first_imgThe St. Louis attorney who, along with his wife, who confronted Back Lives Matter protesters says the only thing that kept the “mobsters” at bay was the fact that the couple brandished guns. He got into it with CNN’s Chris Cuomo armed with his intelligence and came out the victor.“I believe in my heart of hearts that the only thing that kept those mobsters, that crowd, away from us is that we were standing there with guns,” Mark McCloskey, 63, recently was quoted saying. He also said he was a victim of terrorism.“If I was in the same situation, I’d do it all again,” the lawyer said in an interview at their mansion. “The bottom line was, I was there to protect my family and my house and myself.”Mark insisted the safety mechanisms on his AR-15 and his wife’s handgun were on when they confronted the group. He declined to say if either weapon was loaded.He said one protester called him by name and that another man kept getting closer “trying to look intimidating.”“I’m not a mind reader but he gave every impression of being there for assault purposes and to be physically threatening,” Mark said. “It got to the point where I was concerned that I might actually have to shoot.”Patricia said she called 911 but that cops never showed up. Her husband said he didn’t blame police because they are “underfunded, understaffed, overwhelmed.”The couple said that while they have heard from supporters, they also have been inundated with threats.“‘We’re gonna burn your house, this is gonna be my bedroom, my living room and bathroom after you’re dead,’” Mark cited as an example.last_img read more

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Paul Matties wins the 17th National Handicapping Champion

first_imgSanta Anita Park congratulates horseplayer Paul Matties on becoming the 17th National Handicapping Champion.Matties, a third generation racetracker, took home $800,000 in prize money and sealed his first place finish after What A View won the ninth race at Santa Anita on Saturday, January 30.Matties’ brother, Duke, a fellow Southern California horseplayer also shared a seat at the final table on Saturday.  Duke finished in fourth place.This year’s top ten finalists in the National Handicapping Championship took home $1.63 million in prize money.Santa Anita Park congratulates all of this year’s finalists and wishes them the best of luck at the windows.last_img read more

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Govt to spend $16M on crime- mapping consultancy

first_imgThe Government of Guyana has awarded a contract to the tune of US$78,750 (some $16 million) to GeoTechVision founder Valarie Grant, who will be tasked with the responsibility of conducting consultations as Guyana moves to highlight the criminal hubs in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). At the end of the consultancy, the Government, through the Public Security Ministry, is expected to move full steam ahead with its crime-mapping initiative. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, during one of his press conferences, said that the project will geocode serious crimes – that is the occurrence of crime as per geographic location – after which communicative maps will be created.“Guyanese will be able to see a digital map that depicts where crimes are occurring based on crime data,” Harmon added. He further stated that the information would be colour-coded and include type of crime; date, time and location committed.The Minister of State posited that the information would be displayed the same way as Google Maps and other Street Maps that are available on the Internet.While Harmon did not divulge additional information about the project and when it would take effect, he noted that once the contract was signed, the project would be executed. In addition, he could not give any details about the contractor to whom the contract was awarded.Crime analysts use crime mapping and analysis to help law enforcement to make better decisions, target resources, and formulate strategies, as well as for tactical analysis (eg crime forecasting, and geographic profiling).Research has shown that the boom of Internet technologies, particularly web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies, is opening up new opportunities for use of crime mapping to support crime prevention.Only recently, the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) had named the Bourda and Stabroek Markets as havens for criminal activities. As such, citizens and foreigners were warned about the location.At the same time, the Police statistics proved that 20 murders were recorded in Region Four. With respect to other crimes, the Police did not give a breakdown as to the regions they were committed.But, according to the statistics, the Force recorded a nine-per cent decrease in serious crimes at the end of June 2018 when compared to the same period in 2017.last_img read more

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Budget 2018 must address job creation, economic stimulus, blackouts – PPP

first_imgTo be presented today by GovtBy Jarryl BryanBudget 2018, the fourth such budget under the coalition Government, is scheduled to be presented by Finance Minister Winston Jordan in the National Assembly today (Monday). Going into the budget presentation, there are a number of expectations for areas in which the Government will have to do better when compared to previous budgets.One such area is the implementation of the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP), the poor implementation of which can have a negative effect on the economy. But more than that, the parliamentary Opposition is holding out hope for concrete measures that will directly stimulate the economy and create a good life.As a start, People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) parliamentarian Juan Edghill pointed out that there should be measures to ensure job creation. This, he said, means the Government must be able to lay out its strategy for creating jobs in the mining, tourism, manufacturing, rice, agro-processing and the general agriculture sectors in Guyana.he National Assembly where Finance Minister Winston Jordan will deliver his fourth budget speech in just less than three years“The Budget must address the retaining of jobs. We have seen, over the years, thousands of jobs being lost. This budget must have some measure that would allow for the retaining of jobs, which would include addressing the issue of sugar and the impending loss of jobs in the sugar industry.”“Secondly, it must address the creation of these jobs. Because we have too many young people who are unemployed and we have too many adults who were in jobs and have lost jobs and are now in the ranks of the unemployed.”The Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) also stressed the need for new foreign direct investment to be brought to the country, something he pointed out the Government has failed to do, but has instead maintained PPP/C-procured investments.“The Budget must send a signal to the Private Sector, both local and international, that Guyana is a good investment destination. All the signals they have been sending so far are chasing businesses away. There have been layoffs, contractions; the Budget must be able to address those things.”The former Minister within the Finance Ministry also noted the role played by a reliable supply of electricity in almost every sector; hence, the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) power generation woes were not forgotten.“The Budget must address the issue of poor, unreliable and inadequate electricity supply,” he said. “If we have a budget that doesn’t address bringing reliable, renewable, cheap electricity to Guyana, we are wasting time because that is the catalyst for transformation in Guyana’s economy.”Edghill expressed the need for Value Added Tax (VAT) to be removed from education and medical supplies, as well as in sectors where it has had a negative impact. He lamented the fact that despite the Party trying to use the parliamentary channels to get it reversed, its motion has been stymied.On the issue of Old Age Pensions, Edghill called for a substantial increase rather than the usual “pittance”. The pension has been incrementally increased since the Government took office, moving from $18,200 to $19,000 in the last budget.“APNU/AFC [A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change] promised huge increases to pensioners. And it is time that they fulfil their promises. And we are not expecting a pittance,” he stressed.In the Government’s 2015 Budget, some $221 billion was declared in funding for the fiscal plan. The Budget was even more substantial in 2016, with a whopping $230 billion being announced. Under the theme “Building a diversified green economy: delivering the good life to all Guyanese”, Budget 2017 was read last year with $250 billion being allocated.The economyBut on a sector by sector basis, the last report on Guyana’s economy tells a worrying story. The Finance Ministry’s half-year report, which was released in July of this year, had showed contractions in certain sectors, when compared to the corresponding period in 2016. The declining sectors had included sugar, livestock, forestry, mining and quarrying and even the bauxite industry.It showed that sugar production was recorded at 49,606 tonnes at the half year and when compared to 56,645 tonnes during the first half of 2016, represented a decline of 12.4 per cent. The livestock industry also contracted by 10.9 per cent in the first half of 2017, as heavy rainfall severely affected production, second-quarter production was even more so affected.The forestry industry also showed an 18.2 per cent reduction in the first six months of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016. Declining production within the forestry industry was due to structural changes in the industry.The mining and quarrying sector contracted by 4.0 per cent, during the first half of 2017. Gold production fell by 1.7 per cent to 317,096 ounces, in the first half of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016. Also, the bauxite industry declined by 11.5 per cent, as a result of reduced production of higher value grades.This was on account of poor weather combined with mechanical issues at one of the mines. However, production of metal grade bauxite (MAZ) increased by 97,016 tonnes or 21.3 per cent, the half-year report had stated.The report coincided with the trial period for the broadened imposition of the 14 per cent VAT on production in most sectors – even the education sector.last_img read more

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Bats hot for Black Sox but only manage split against Peace River

first_imgRyan Stickel says the team was hot at the plate and gave credit to some of the younger players for taking the next step in their progression.“I was really happy with the way guys were swinging the bats both games. A lot of the younger kids managed to make some adjustments from last weekend,” he states. “Everybody was taking good cuts at the ball. We saw a lot of results in the first game and even in the second game and we had quite a few hits there. Guys are really starting to see the ball well and come to the plate with a professional style.”In the second game of the double header despite putting up a good effort at the plate, errors in the first inning put the Sox behind the eight ball and they never recover. Regardless Stickel was happy the team continued to battle in an attempted comeback.- Advertisement -“That first inning definitely came back to bite us. Errors got us, I think we had three of four in that first inning and they managed to capitalize on it,” he explains. “I think we really battled back and came out good for the rest of the game. We couldn’t quite catch them but especially after last weekend where it seemed after the one bad inning it drained everybody. I was happy with that; we showed a lot of mental toughness after the first inning.” The win gave the Black Sox their third win of the season which surpassed last year’s total. Stickel adds the first year players from last year have done a nice job improving on their skills“Last year we had a young team like we do this year. It was a lot of new guys just coming up into a whole different group with people they’ve never met,” he says. This is a good league; it’s nothing you’re going to get drafted from but it’s a good league and a big step from little league. This year we have the new guys from last year coming back and a lot of the younger guys have managed to find a place to fit in and find their own role. The second year guys are more confident and that’s feeding into the younger guys.”Advertisement The Black Sox record now sits at 3-5 and will next take part in a three game mini tournament in Peace River when they take on Grande Prairie, Peace River, and Grimshaw respectively.last_img read more

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Chargers’ best not enough

first_imgCOVINA – Charter Oak High School kept trying but was never able to rally past Hoover in a CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA boys basketball playoff game on Friday. The Chargers’ season ended with a 62-53 loss to the visiting Tornados, who consistently rebuffed Charter Oak’s rallies. “Every time we came back they made a big basket,” Charter Oak coach Randy Thatcher said. “They’re a really good team. We played real hard but had some trouble with their big kid.” The big kid was Hoover’s Zareh Zagaryan, who led all scorers with 32 points. Joey Mesropian led the Chargers with 16 points. Hoover started fast, taking a 13-2 lead in the first few minutes. Charter Oak fought back, cutting the deficit to eight at the end of the first quarter and three by halftime. But Charter Oak stumbled badly in the third quarter, as Hoover came out hot to grab a 13-point lead. The Chargers mounted another rally at that point, battling back to within six by the end of the quarter. center_img Charter Oak carried the momentum into the fourth quarter, pulling to within four points. But that was as close as the Chargers got. The Tornados made three consecutive 3-pointers to extend the lead back to 13 with under four minutes left, putting the game out of the Chargers’ reach. 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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Bale expected to miss Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with Liverpool

first_img1 Gareth Bale is a major doubt for Real Madrid’s trip to Liverpool on Wednesday night.The Welsh flyer returned from international duty last week suffering from a buttock muscle injury.He was an unused substitute in Saturday’s Primera Division win over Levante and is now battling for fitness ahead of the midweek Champions League meeting at Anfield.A statement on the club’s website read: “After tests carried out on Gareth Bale by the Real Madrid Sanitas medical services, he has been diagnosed with a muscular injury in the right pyramidalis muscle. His progress will be monitored.”Liverpool v Real Madrid will be live on talkSPORT on Wednesday night, kick-off 19:45 Gareth Bale last_img read more

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UPTOWN CAFE AND XL SHOP GETS OFF TO A FLYING START!

first_imgSeamus Doherty, Manus Kelly and the Uptown Cafe team were busy serving customers during the lunchtime rush this week.Promoted PostSince opening its doors last December, Letterkenny’s Uptown Café and XL shop has hit the ground running.Conveniently located in Scally Place, Justice Walsh Road, (behind Letterkenny Courthouse), the café has quickly established itself as a favourite among locals and visitors to the town. will officially launch on Valentine’s Day and all are welcomeUptown Café customers can lounge in splendour while enjoying the laid back café specials.The menu features delicious soup, gourmet sandwiches, daily lunch specials, hot dishes and an excellent selection of coffees and yummy pastries, all expertly prepared in store by the café’s friendly staff.Uptown Café has built a steady customer base and is forging a reputation for offering delicious fresh food, excellent value and great service. The menu includes a range of healthy options including the oven-cooked Uptown Breakfast Special and a range of tasty home baked breads and cakes.Local business men Manus Kelly and Seamus Doherty set up the venture and have been overwhelmed by the support they’ve received to date. Commenting on their first few months in business, Manus Kelly said: ‘We’ve had a busy first few months and are very grateful for all the support we’ve received to date especially from the staff and patients attending the Outpatients Department and Scally Medical Practice which are located directly adjacent to our premises.“Customers are really responding to what we’re doing and we’ve already built a steady stream of regulars, which we’re delighted about. We also have new faces coming through the door every day, with most people hearing about us through word of mouth. We have an excellent team in place and we’re really looking forward to building on a great start.’Uptown Café’s motto is “… love your downtime” and the team is committed to ensuring every customer experiences this with great fresh food, served in a relaxed comfortable café setting.Uptown Café and XL shop will officially launch on Valentine’s Day, Saturday 14th February 2015, with an event from 12 – 3pm.Expect a fun filled day for all the family, with face painting, balloon modelling, music and dance classes for kids, a bouncy castle, a rally car display, and tasty treats from the Uptown Café menu. There will also be an array of special guests popping in throughout the day, as well as lots of giveaways and special offers. Uptown Café is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm and on Saturday’s from 8am to 5pm. Call the café on 074 91 64779 or keep up to date with the latest news on the Uptown Café Facebook page.Love your downtime in Uptown Cafe and XL Shop, Scally Place in Letterkenny.UPTOWN CAFE AND XL SHOP GETS OFF TO A FLYING START! was last modified: February 6th, 2015 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:CaféletterkennyManus Kellyopen daySeamus DohertyUptown Cafelast_img read more