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John Paul II’s coffin brought out before beatification

first_img Sharing is caring! 45 Views   no discussions Share Share FaithLifestyle John Paul II’s coffin brought out before beatification by: – April 29, 2011center_img Tweet Share Workers paused for prayers before removing the coffin.The Vatican has brought out Pope John Paul II’s coffin in the crypt under St Peter’s Basilica ahead of his beatification on Sunday.It was placed near St Peter’s tomb, and will go on display before the main altar during the ceremony, after which it will be re-interred elsewhere.Beatification is a step towards declaring the late pontiff a saint.The Vatican has confirmed Zimbabwe’s controversial President, Robert Mugabe, will attend despite an EU travel ban.Mr Mugabe, a Roman Catholic, also attended John Paul II’s funeral in 2005 despite the ban, imposed over human rights abuses.The Vatican is a sovereign state which is not an EU member although it issues euro coins bearing the Pope’s head.However, the Zimbabwean leader, 87, will have to transit the Italian capital, Rome.John Paul II, whose papacy lasted 27 years, died on 2 April 2005 after battling Parkinson’s disease.Jewish tributeIn all, 22 world leaders will be in Rome to celebrate the beatification of the Polish-born Pope.A Vatican spokesman said 87 international delegations had so far indicated they would be attending Sunday’s solemn ceremony in St Peter’s Square.They include members of five European royal families, including the British Royal Family who will be represented by the Duke of Gloucester.Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims – including up to a quarter of a million from Poland alone – are expected to cram the square.A number of Jews including an Israeli cabinet minister will also attend, in a sign of appreciation for the late religious leader’s efforts to overcome tensions between the two faiths.“We have a high respect, a unique respect for John Paul,” Yossi Peled, minister without portfolio, told the Associated Press news agency on Friday.“He is not just another pope for us.”Mr Peled, a retired general born in 1941, lost most of his family in the Nazi Holocaust but was hidden by a Belgium family who raised him as a Christian.His mother was the only member of his family to survive Auschwitz and reclaimed him when he was eight.BBC Newslast_img read more


Sting op nets 5 sachets of ‘shabu’

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Cadiz City police station, facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN The 24-year-old resident MarjunLucente yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. Lucente was apprehended after he soldsuspected shabu to an undercover cop around 7:05 p.m. on Sunday, the reportadded.    center_img BACOLOD City – Five sachets ofsuspected shabu valued around P10,000 were seized in a sting operation inBarangay Tinampaan, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. last_img read more



first_imgFayette County, In. — A one-car crash last night on SR 44 near CR 200 E. in Fayette County sent two children to Fayette Regional Health Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  Trooper Luke Tipton was dispatched to the crash which happened around 10:13 p.m. last night on SR 44 just east of Connersville.The preliminary investigation by Tipton shows that a 1996 Ford Explorer, driven by Felicia Collins age 23 of Connersville, was westbound on SR 44, when, in the area of CR 200 E. Collins fell asleep at the wheel.  The Explorer left the right side of the roadway striking a utility pole before coming to rest against a tree.Collins wasn’t injured, but a 5-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, who were passengers in the vehicle, were transported by Fayette County EMS to Fayette Regional Health Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Early investigation shows the children were properly restrained at the time of the collision.Trooper Tipton was assisted in the investigation by Trooper Bryan Rumple, Connersville City Police and Fire Departments and Fayette County EMS. When traveling this holiday season, be well rested, as a fatigued driver is as dangerous as an impaired driver. Below are some additional driving safety tips for this holiday season.Increase your following distance; remember the two-second rule.Watch for slowed or stopped traffic when approaching construction zonesLeave a car length between you and the vehicle in front of you in stopped traffic. Watch approaching traffic in your mirror and be prepared to take evasive action.Decrease your speed according to traffic and road conditionsBeware of bridges, overpasses and intersections where ice tends to form first during cold inclement weather.Don’t use cruise control on slick roads.Make sure everyone in your vehicle is properly restrained, including making sure Child Safety Seats are properly anchored and that children stay securely fastened in them.DON’T BE DISTRACTED-Pull over and stop to use electronic devices.NEVER DRIVE IMPAIRED-Have a designated driver.last_img read more


Lady Cardinals 8th Graders Win OA Jr. High Classic

first_imgThe St. Louis Cardinals 8th Grade Volleyball team started their season off with becoming the champions of the 2019 Oldenburg Academy Jr. High Volleyball Classic on Saturday. The Cardinals played 2 strong matches to before being named the champions.The first match was against the St. Mary’s Knights. The Lady Cardinals took the first part of the match to get their nerves into check before pushing past the Knights. 25-23 & 23-18 The Cardinals were strong on the back line with their serves. The leaders of the scoreboard was Ella Moster with 8 points followed by Iza Wonnell 6 points, Kate Weber 5 points, Ave Owens 4 points, Lilly Schebler and Catherine Streator both served up 2 points each and Claire Saner had 1 point. The offense was led by Streator and Weber with 2 kills and Wonnell with 1 kill. Streator has the only block of the match.The Cardinals defeated the South Dearborn Knights in the champion match. 25-18 & 25-24 The Lady Cardinals moved well on the court to push past the Knights. Ingrid Tuveson and Maggie Beiser led the defense with control passes to the setters, Wonnell & Weber so the offense could be strong. The lead scorers were Schebler with 9 points and Wonnell with 7 points followed by Weber 4 points, Streator 3 points and Moster and Saner with 2 points each.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.last_img read more


Watford fires Nigel Pearson with 2 Premier League games left

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWATFORD, England (AP) — Watford fired manager Nigel Pearson on Sunday with only two games remaining this season as the team tries to stay in the Premier League.The surprise move saw Watford announce internal promotions with Hayden Mullins taking charge for the remaining games, assisted by Graham Stack.Pearson was hired in December until the end of the season. The Hornets were bottom of the table when he took over, and Pearson won seven of his 23 games. July 19, 2020 Associated Press Watford fires Nigel Pearson with 2 Premier League games leftcenter_img Back-to-back wins over Norwich and Newcastle gave Watford breathing space over the bottom three but Watford lost 3-1 at relegation rival West Ham on Friday, conceding three goals in the first half. Watford is immediately above the drop zone and three points in front of Bournemouth, which lost 2-0 to Southampton on Sunday and has played a game more than Watford with an inferior goal difference.Watford’s remaining league games are at home to Manchester City on Tuesday and away to Arsenal next Sunday, when Bournemouth goes to Everton.Pearson helped Leicester to escape relegation from the Premier League in 2014-15. Leicester famously went on to win the title in the next season. ___ More AP soccer: and read more


Murray Beats Zverev in New York

first_imgBritain’s Andy Murray earned his first win against a top-10 player since 2017 by beating Germany’s Alexander Zverev at the Western and Southern Open.The 33-year-old Scot, playing his first top-level tournament since November after injury, won 6-3 3-6 7-5 against the world number seven to reach the third round in New York.“It is a good effort to win that after not playing for a while,” said Murray. Murray, ranked 134th in the world, will play Milos Raonic of Canada next.Raonic beat British number one Dan Evans earlier on Monday, while British women’s number one Johanna Konta saw off Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens.Former world number one Murray, who had a second major hip surgery in January 2019, is again on the comeback trail after a long lay-off enforced by niggling injuries and the suspension of the professional tours because of the coronavirus pandemic.After beating American wildcard Frances Tiafoe in the first round, he faced a sterner test of his fitness and form against 23-year-old Zverev.Murray showed glimpses of his best in an impressive first set, when he used his court-craft and variety of shots to unpick Zverev’s game.Murray’s level dipped midway through the second set as Zverev fought back to take the match into a decider, with Murray becoming annoyed at his failure to execute his shots.He refocused to break for a 3-1 lead in the decider with a dipping cross-court winner, only for Zverev to show his resilience again by winning four games in a row to serve for the match.However, Zverev’s major weakness has been his second serve and it is clear he has not solved that problem during the enforced break, producing five double faults as Murray claimed the final three games.“The first two sets were very good, the third set very scrappy once I went ahead,” said three-time Grand Slam champion Murray.“I don’t think either of us played very well as we got closer to the finishing line. I’m glad to get through it.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


Badgers ready to stop Hawkeyes’ momentum

first_imgShooting .522 from the arc this season, senior forward Keaton Nankivil is improving on his already impressive .493 clip from a year ago. Nankivil went 3-3 from three-point land against Michigan State.[/media-credit]Nobody likes to leave home, but once again the No. 13/14 Wisconsin men’s basketball team will be tested with another road trip – this time in Iowa City.The Badgers are 13-0 this season at the Kohl Center, winning by an average of 20.4 points per game. Stretching into last season, UW has won 34 of its last 35 games there.But Wisconsin (17-5, 7-3) hasn’t enjoyed the same success outside of Madison, going 1-4 in true games this season and losing by an average 4.5 points.Although Iowa sits at the bottom of the Big Ten standings (10-13, 3-8), the Hawkeyes have picked themselves back up after dropping eight of nine contests.Iowa dismantled Michigan State at home, 72-52, and followed up that performance with 64-63 win against Indiana after being down by 10 points with just over seven minutes left.With a matchup against No. 1 Ohio State looming this Saturday, the Badgers can’t afford to look past the rolling Hawkeyes on the road.“It would probably be a different game when they’re in the midst of a six-game losing streak as opposed to [a team coming off strong performances],” assistant coach Lamont Paris said. “They’re going to be fired up because we’re nationally ranked; they’re going to feel good about their opportunity combined with the fact that they’re playing well.”“They’re going to be very aggressive in their own building, very aggressive.”The Badgers themselves are coming off of a wave of confidence after handing the Spartans their sixth conference loss of the year.Wisconsin’s 82 points were the highest scoring output against a conference opponent all season and had six players shoot at or above .50 percent. That includes junior guard Jordan Taylor, who scored a career-best 30 points in that contest.Four of those players didn’t shoot more than three times, but made all of their shots nonetheless, including at least one three-pointer. And according to freshman guard Josh Gasser, Wisconsin’s supporting cast is able to capitalize on those opportunities because of Taylor, who owns the nation’s best assist-to-turnover ratio at 3.88.“It all starts with Jordan, he led the way with that,” Gasser said. “He shot real well, he didn’t miss much. But when he wasn’t shooting it, scoring it, he was getting others involved. He gave me and Tim (Jarmusz) a few open shots, Keaton (Nankivil) a few open shots. The ones that we got we knocked down.”Those are things Taylor has been doing all season for Wisconsin. The Cousy Award finalist is second in the Big Ten in scoring during conference play (20.7) and sixth in assists (4.40).With an average of 1.18 turnovers per game, Taylor is leading the way for Wisconsin, which now finds itself within sight of setting an NCAA record for fewest turnovers in one season. UW averages 7.8 as a group, while the record sits at 7.72, set by Temple in the 2005-06 season.In that Michigan State game, Wisconsin finished with a field goal percentage of .590. And while the Badgers can be expected to keep up its effort in not turning the ball over, senior forward Keaton Nankivil knows the team won’t be able to replicate that shooting performance every night.According to Nankivil it’s the Badgers’ defense that has them tied for second-place in the conference.“I think the good thing about our team is that we have a pretty solid defense that supports [the offense],” Nankivil said. “We’re not going to shoot like that every night, there’s just no way. But as long as we’re doing well on the defensive end it gives up a little more leeway.”Wisconsin is second in the nation after allowing 56.1 points per game after 23 contests and is the only squad not to have allowed an opponent to reach 70 points.The Hawkeyes, who average 68.5 points, sport three players averaging double-digits. Their leading scorer, guard Matt Gatens at 13 points per game, is a player who can make himself felt all over the court.Gatens is seventh in the Big Ten with 1.57 steals and is first with a .905 free throw percentage. Against the Spartans, Gatens sparked the Hawkeyes by hitting a three-pointer to open the game.Iowa jumped out to a 24-6 lead after 10 minutes and never trailed.“Teams like that, if they get a lead I the beginning, they feed off that,” Gasser said. “They play better as the game goes on if their in it so if we can jump on them early, they may get out of their rhythm a little bit and we can start to pull away.”last_img read more


Football team buying into new beginnings

first_imgEverything about the first football practice of spring this Tuesday seemed a little bit different.No one was wearing No. 7 for the first time in what seems like an eternity. Gone were all four team captains from last season. In their wake was a brand new crop of players wearing unfamiliar numbers, playing roles we’ve never seen them play. The field had a new saying on it this season: “Don’t talk about it. Be about it.”Not to mention Tuesday’s practice was dark, cloudy and freezing. I swear, every practice I went to last year was sunny. Things just didn’t feel right.But, perhaps that’s the best thing that could happen to the 2013 Trojans: Complete change.Junior linebacker Hayes Pullard said something that really struck me after practice.“We’re not going to focus on the past,” he said about the defense’s issues last season. “We can’t focus on 2012. We have to focus on 2013 now.”It would be easy to get caught up in last year’s 7-6 disaster of a campaign. The “could haves,” the “should haves,” and, of course, the “would haves.” There were meltdowns, turnovers and close losses that should have never happened.But there’s no trace of those memories on the practice field. It’s a completely clean slate. Even the characters have changed. Last season, the theme might have been “prep not hype,” but the hype seemed to get to the team. A No. 1 preseason ranking, Sports Illustrated covers and ESPN coverage will do that to a team. It’s normal.There is none of that this year, and that seems to have loosened up the team. They looked genuinely happy to be out there.Even head coach Lane Kiffin smiled at reporters. He gave thoughtful answers and didn’t seem to be in a huge rush. As the media approached him, there was no look of dread.He looked happy. I can’t say that was the case last year.Yes, there’s no Matt Barkley or T.J. McDonald. Instead, there’s a Max Wittek/Max Browne/Cody Kessler and Josh Shaw. Different? Absolutely. Bad? Definitely not.The Trojans need a new look, anyway, and they need a new face of the program. Junior wide receiver Marqise Lee will serve as that face in 2013. Other than that, though, there are a lot of names that didn’t come up a whole lot last season. Nelson Agholor. Morgan Breslin. Leonard Williams. They’re names every Trojan fan knows, but they certainly aren’t of the star caliber that Barkley and Robert Woods were.But in not having such star power — in not having the expectations and the weight of the world on their shoulders — USC football players look ready for the challenge of the upcoming season. They aren’t watching everything they say, nor are they afraid of being scrutinized for every single thing they say or do.With less media attention and expectations, there’s room for these 18- to 22-year-old kids to be themselves. As much as we think they’re professionals, they aren’t. They’re college students trying to deal with college student things. The Trojans were uptight last year — they couldn’t really be themselves. It was evident at every press conference, at every practice and during every single game.Worst of all, they didn’t look like they were having fun, which is a shame, because college football is one of the most fun things to be a part of.Now, for the first time in more than a year, the Trojans can relax. A relaxed atmosphere was evident Tuesday and it probably will be for the foreseeable future. It’s a welcome sight. Pullard was right: 2012 is done. 2013 is a completely new adventure. “Goal Line Stand” runs Fridays. To comment on this story, email Michael Katz at or visit read more


Track the trends of web searches for ‘Syracuse basketball’ over the teams’ tournament runs

first_imgMarch 18: The men’s and women’s teams started their tournament runs off with a pair of wins in the Round of 64.The No. 4 seed SU women’s team crushed Army, 75-56, in the Carrier Dome to kick off what has become an unprecedented run for the team. The SU men’s team defeated Dayton, 70-51, to move on to the Round of 32. Facebook Twitter Google+ Last night, Syracuse was a No. 1 trending topic on Twitter and a No. 1 trending sports topic on Google.Over the month of March, the Orange’s historic run in the NCAA Tournament has caused online interest in the topic “Syracuse basketball” to surge. See what events caused spikes in web searches for the term:March 13: Syracuse University’s men’s basketball team earned a No. 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament on Selection Sunday, causing the first bump in online interest during the team’s tournament run.After a loss to Pittsburgh during the ACC Tournament on March 9, another day of high online interest, SU’s fate in the tournament was uncertain.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text March 20: “Syracuse basketball” saw a spike in searches after both the men’s and women’s teams win in the Round of 32.For the first time in program history, the women’s team advanced to the Sweet 16 after taking down No. 12 Albany in the Carrier Dome. The crowd was the third largest ever for a women’s basketball game in the Dome.The men’s team followed with the domination of Middle Tennessee State. The game ended 75-50. March 25: Both SU teams won their Sweet 16 games on Friday, which caused a rise in web searches.The women’s team had a major upset against No. 1 seed South Carolina, ending the game 80-72. They moved on to their first-ever Elite Eight. Later that day, the men’s team pulled out a 63-60 win over Gonzaga in a nail-biter. March 26: Eyes across the country were on SU as the only team with both its men’s and women’s teams still in the NCAA Tournament. Although no games were played that day, online searches soared in anticipation of Sunday’s games.The men’s team was in Chicago preparing for Sunday’s Elite Eight game and talking to the press during Media Day. The women’s team was in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, preparing to face the Tennessee Volunteers. Comments Published on March 28, 2016 at 11:02 am Contact Delaney: dovanwey@syr.edulast_img read more


CONFIRMED: Conor McGregor to face Donald Cerrone in UFC 246, says President Dana White

first_img WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US Mrigank Pandey 10 months ago Conor McGregor: Dana White reveals Donald Cerrone as his next opponent Last Updated: 29th November, 2019 11:08 IST CONFIRMED: Conor McGregor To Face Donald Cerrone In UFC 246, Says President Dana White Conor McGregor is now confirmed to make a UFC comeback more than a year after his submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov. Read more to check out more details. LIVE TV 10 months ago UFC: Dana White uncertain about Conor McGregor-Donald Cerrone fight Written By First Published: 29th November, 2019 11:08 IST 9 months ago Conor McGregor teases UFC fans, could choose new weight-class for his return fightcenter_img Over the course of the last two months, a lot was being speculated about McGregor’s return to the UFC after the Irish boxer revealed his plans to return to the UFC octagon. McGregor had earlier teased the media about knowing his opponent but could not reveal it because the UFC could pull off a surprise on him. McGregor’s team later revealed that the fighter was going to be Donald Cerrone and both teams had almost signed the papers to guarantee the fight. UFC boss Dana White has now confirmed the same to ESPN, Conor McGregor will face Donald Cerrone in UFC 246. The event will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 18, 2020. ALSO READ | UFC faces Eminem curse; fan creates compelling theory to prove itMcGregor’s comeback ALSO READ | UFC: Justin Gaethje analyses the fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony FergusonMcGregor’s last UFC fight was against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 on October 7, 2018. McGregor lost that fight by submission and was not seen in the UFC after that. Earlier this year, he announced his retirement from the mixed-martial-arts. In October, McGregor revealed that he would be making a return to the UFC. He also hinted that after the Cerrone fight, he wanted to fight the winner of the Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal BMF Title fight. McGregor also intended on having a third fight with Nate Diaz. Most importantly, McGregor dropped hints on having a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov and how the match is “inevitable”.ALSO READ | Nate Diaz has a major compliment for bitter UFC rival Conor McGregor SUBSCRIBE TO US It has finally been confirmed that “The Notorious” Conor McGregor will return to the UFC octagon in January 2020. UFC President Dana White has confirmed to ESPN that the fight is very much on. McGregor will be facing Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in UFC 246.ALSO READ | Khabib Nurmagomedov: The mystery behind the UFC star not revealing much about his wifeWe finally have confirmation 9 months ago Nate Diaz has a major compliment for bitter UFC rival Conor McGregor 9 months ago UFC: Conor McGregor wants to fight Donald Cerrone in his return, confirmed his manager COMMENT WE RECOMMENDlast_img read more