Liberian Wins Top US Award

first_imgMadam Dolly Grimes-Johnson, who has dedicated 30 years of her life working in the field of domestic violence in the United States, has been awarded ‘Equal Justice Award’ by the Legal Aid Society (LAS).The Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee was founded in 1916 “to do all things necessary for the prevention of injustice.”  They are one of the United States’ oldest, continuously operating, public interest law firms. They are there to provide free legal assistance to needy Milwaukee County residents with civil legal problems.Madam Grimes-Johnson, a Liberian has served as the Director of Shelter Services for Sojourner Truth House, a shelter for battered women and their children and a program of Sojourner Family Peace Center.Speaking at the 97th anniversary celebration, she said domestic respect is the right of every woman and child.She expressed gratitude for the honor and noted that she was pleased to be acknowledged by LAS.She expressed her appreciation for the love, support, and all the opportunities that have helped her carrier as an advocate against domestic violence.Madam Johnson also commended staff and volunteer at the Sojourner Family Peace Center and the Milwaukee Community for their support.She has worked with approximately 23,500 women and children at the shelter and has supervised the 24-hour crisis line that has answered more than 500,000 calls.In 1996, Advocate Johnson joined local representatives from law enforcement and the judicial system to inform a contingent of experts who traveled to South Africa to present and discuss domestic violence issues with their counterparts from four provinces there.The award recipient was responsible for creating programs for the shelter including the job readiness curriculum and the current goal setting and community resource groups.Madam Grimes-Johnson pursues a Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.She currently holds both a Masters in Social Work and a MS in Counseling from UWM.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PVEA Frustrated with Site C Consultations

first_imgAs BC Hydro prepares for its Stakeholder Meetings later today (Oct.2), Peace Valley Environmental Association members are calling the Site C consultation process a “sell job.” The association, which opposes the Site C project, says that the concerns they expressed during the first round of consultations were largely unheeded by the Site C team. PVEA spokesperson Brian Churchill says the group is frustrated by what it sees as a one-way flow of information. [asset|aid=359|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c7b4bd2b8100859a5ec77e22a74e0cda-Churchill – 1_1_Pub.mp3] The group also has concerns about the transparency of the Site C process. They say Hydro has been elusive when it comes to specific details about its current research into the project. Churchill says the group is divided on whether to continue participating in the consultation process, as some don’t see the value in attending if their voices aren’t listened to.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Chelsea line-up v Sunderland: Mourinho to rotate squad ahead of busy schedule?

first_img1 Jose Mourinho may opt to rotate his squad this weekend Chelsea continued their unbeaten start to the season with a comprehensive 5-0 demolition of Schalke 04 – a result that takes their run to a hugely impressive 19 matches in all competitions.CLICK HERE TO SEE THE UNBEATEN START RECORD CHELSEA ARE TARGETING THAT THE ARSENAL ‘INVINCIBLES’ GOT NOWHERE NEAR!Few would bet against the Blues extending that this weekend, as they travel to the Stadium of Light to face Sunderland – live and exclusive on talkSPORT, Saturday from 5pm.But despite being in 14th place going into the weekend, the Black Cats can take confidence from a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge last season that thwarted Chelsea’s title challenge.The big question is whether Jose Mourinho will make many changes, that his preferred first 11 is playing so well and there are no new injury worries.But that must be weighed up alongside the consideration that Chelsea face 10 matches in 34 days, including eight Premier League fixtures, as they continue their silverware assault on every front.With that in mind, Mourinho may be tempted to start rotating his side in order to stave off injuries and keep his players fresh.The old adage says that you should never change a winning team, but Mourinho’s tendency to go against convention hints that he may use this opportunity to his advantage.Below is how Chelsea could line-up against Sunderland if Mourinho rotates the side:While changes may be expected, they will not be wholesale. Mourinho will be acutely aware of Sunderland’s ability to shock the Blues, having done so twice last year, so will want to ensure his side are in good shape to secure three points first and foremost.The squad depth he is blessed with however, means that the Portuguese can call on a wealth of experience without compensating on quality. We believe that any change will come in attack and possibly defence, with Andre Schurrle perhaps warranting a start in place of Willian and possibly Filipe Luis getting the nod over the hugely impressive, yet frequently used Cesar Azpilicueta.But Mourinho may opt for his strongest team for a potentially tricky away game, in which case, the Blues could line up like this… 1 Chelsea fans, how do you think you’ll line-up against Sunderland? Comment below…Sunderland v Chelsea is live and exclusive on talkSPORT, Saturday from 5pm. Click here for more.last_img read more

Ozil, Kolasinac return to Arsenal  squad

first_imgMidfielder Ozil and left-back Kolasinac have retuned to training.Two men have since been charged with a public order offence.Arsenal pulled Ozil, 30, and 25-year-old Kolasinac from the away game at St James’ Park because of “further security incidents”.“The welfare of our players and their families is always a top priority,” the club said at the time.“We have taken this decision following discussion with the players and their representatives.”Ferhat Ercan, of Highgate, and Salaman Ekinci, of Tottenham, were arrested on 8 August outside the north London home of former Germany player Ozil, and have since been charged.Mr Ercan and Mr Ekinci, both 27, are due to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on 6 September.Police said they were treating the public order offence and the attempted car-jacking as separate incidents.-By BBC Sport-0Shares0000(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ozil, Kolasinac return to Arsenal  squad after car-jackingNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 15 – Arsenal manager Unai Emery is “100% confident” Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac are mentally ready to play against Burnley on Saturday.The pair were left out of the Gunners’ season-opening win over Newcastle because of “further security fears” after being involved in a carjacking attempt by an armed gang in July.last_img read more

Get Out: Back to Bethlehem

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Holiday revelers can draw inspiration from the Nativity scene during the 19th annual Back to Bethlehem event at The Church at Rocky Peak, 22601 Santa Susana Pass Road, Chatsworth. The free family event will include a replica of Bethlehem, complete will sheep, camels and a donkey. A cast of 100 will portray Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus, along with the Three Wise Men, shepherds, craftsmen, villagers and Roman tax collectors. The event will be held 7-9 p.m. Dec. 15-16 and 19-22. For more information, call 818-709-0113; see www.gobacktobethlehem.com; e-mail backtobethlehem@sbcglobal.net. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champlast_img read more

Transfer ALERT! Premier League clubs lining up Hazard bids

first_img1 Leicester, Stoke and West Ham are all hoping to lure Thorgan Hazard, brother of Chelsea star Eden, to the Premier League.The 24-year-old caught the eye with his performances for Borussia Monchengladbach last term – scoring six goals in 23 Bundesliga appearances.But it has been suggested the winger may be open to a move away to guarantee more regular first-team action.And now, reports in France have claimed there is a trio of Premier League clubs all keen on landing him this summer.Leicester have been tracking the Belgian for a while now, but West Ham and Stoke are said to have just joined them in the chase.Hazard is under contract until 2019 so Gladbach know that now would be a good time to sell if they wish to pocket maximum value for him.Of course any move to England would mean Hazard would cross paths with his more illustrious brother Eden, who has been at Chelsea since 2012. Thorgan Hazard joined Monchengladbach from Chelsea in 2015 having failed to make a senior appearance for the Blues last_img read more

Women’s Tennis Squares Off Against Saint Louis and Eastern Illinois

first_imgThe Bulldogs enter the weekend with a 5-4 record and are coming off a 4-0 sweep at Milwaukee on March 5. Drake’s sweep of the Panthers was its first of the season. Tess Herder cruised past Zador, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 2 singles give Drake a 2-0 lead. Kenya Williams put together a dominating 6-2, 6-1 performance over Alysa Straub at No. 4 to give Drake a commanding 3-0 lead. Summer Brills clinched the match for Drake with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Labina Petrovska at No. 1 singles. Following this week’s matches, the Bulldogs host Gustavus Adolphus on Sunday, March 19. Print Friendly Version Saint Louis has a 7-6 record and are on a two-match winning streak. The Billikins earned a pair of 7-0 wins last weekend over Missouri State and Western Illinois, respectively. Mariluz Rojo Domingo leads the team with a 10-3 singles record and has went 8-2 in her last 10 matches. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team travels to Saint Louis on Friday before hosting Eastern Illinois on Sunday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center at 11 a.m. Eastern Illinois has 8-3 mark with an impressive 6-1 record on the road. The Panthers are coming off 6-1 loss to DePaul. Stella Cliffe leads the squad with a 10-1 record, while Kelly Iden, who is the team’s top singles player, has a 8-3 mark.last_img read more

Europa League match-day 3: United away as Arsenal entertains Portuguese opposition

first_imgUnited have not scored in any of their last two away games in Europe. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)Partizan vs Man UnitedStadion Partizana, BelgradeThursday, 24-10-2019 @7:55pmReferee: Javier Estrada (Spa)Man United will be without the duo of Paul Pogba and David De Gea who did not travel to Belgrad for Thursday’s game. Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Axel Tuanzebe and Eric Bailly are all missing due to injury. But Jesse Lingard is back with the squad and has made the trip, with Ethan Laird included for the first time, and U23 goalkeeper Matej Kovar also travelling to Serbia.For Partizan, former Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic is unavailable due to injury, while midfielder Seydouba Soumah is also a doubt.The only previous occasion FK Partizan and Manchester United have met was in the 1965-66 European Cup semi-finals. Partizan won the home leg 2-0 before losing 0-1 away to reach the final. This is Man Utd’s first meeting with Serbian opposition (including when part of Yugoslavia) since the 1991 European Super Cup, in which they beat Red Star Belgrade 1-0 thanks to a Brian McClair strike. Manchester United remain unbeaten in 13 Europa League matches since defeat away to Fenerbahce in November 2016 (W9 D4) – they have kept nine clean sheets in this run, never conceding more than once in a game. Partizan are unbeaten in 11 home games in European competition (W8 D3). Manchester United could fail to score in three consecutive away matches in major European competitions for the first time since a run of five matches ending in November 2005.Arsenal have not lost to a Portuguese opposition in any of their last five home games.Arsenal vs VitoriaEmirates Stadium, LondonThursday, 24-10-2019 @10pmReferee: Serdar Gozubuyuk (Hol)Unai Emery has a fully fit Arsenal squad to choose from as they look to extend their lead at the top of Group F. The only absentee is Reiss Nelson, who remains sidelined with a knee injury. Emery is expected to play more youngsters as he has done in the two Europa League fixtures so far.It’s the opposite story for Vitoria, who are missing a few key players. Lucas Evangelista, Miguel Silva and Valeriy Bondarenko are all expected to be sidelined with Mubarak Wakaso and Andre Andre also out injured.Arsenal are unbeaten in their last five home meetings with Portuguese opponents (W4 D1), scoring 17 goals and conceding none. Vitoria Guimaraes are facing Arsenal for the very first time, and are facing English opponents for the first time since the 2008-09 Uefa Cup first round, where they were eliminated by Portsmouth (2-4 on aggregate). Excluding qualifiers, Arsenal’s current six-game winning run at home is their longest in European competition since the Gunners won seven straight Champions League matches at Highbury between March 2001 and February 2002. Vitoria Guimaraes remain winless in their seven away matches in the Europa League (D2 L5). Indeed, excluding qualifiers, they last tasted victory in any European competition on the road back in September 2005 at Wisla Kraków in the UEFA Cup first round. Only Slovan Bratislava’s Andraz Sporar (4) has been directly involved in more goals in the Europa League this season than Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli, who scored twice and assisted on his European debut for the Gunners last time out.The other games to be played Thursday, 24-10-2019 @7:55pm-Qarabag vs APOEL-Porto vs Rangers-Young Boys vs Feyenoord-Gent vs Wolfsburg-Saint Etienne vs Oleksandria-CSKA Moscow vs Ferencvaros-Lugano vs Dynamo Kiev-Ludogorates vs Espanyol-Roma vs Monchengladbach-Istanbul BB vs Wolfsburger-Besiktas vs Braga-Slovan Bratislava vs Wolves-AZ Alkmaar vs AstanaThursday, 24-10-2019 @10pm-Celtic vs Lazio-Rennes vs CFR Cluj-Frankfurt vs Standard Liege-Sevilla vs Dudelange-Dynamo Kiev vs Copenhagen-Malmo vs Lugano-Getafe vs Basel-Trabzonspor vs Krasnodar-Sporting Lisbon vs Rosenborg-PSV vs LASK LinzComments Tags: arsenaleuropa leagueman Unitedlast_img read more

St. Bernard’s, Ferndale renew rivalry on the gridiron in battle for first place in the Little 4

first_imgIn what has become one of Humboldt County’s most hotly-contested rivalries, St. Bernard’s and Ferndale have certainly provided plenty of thrilling moments over the past handful of seasons.This weekend brings the latest chapter.The Crusaders and Wildcats step on the field together for the first time this season, renewing their rivalry at Crusader Field on Saturday afternoon with first place in the Little 4 at stake.St. Bernard’s (4-1 overall, 1-0 Little 4), which has won 15 straight league …last_img read more

49ers next strength coach has major task: Garoppolo’s health

first_imgSANTA CLARA — As Jimmy Garoppolo and other 49ers work back from injuries, a new strength coach will oversee them.The 49ers have ousted Ray Wright after two, injury-plagued seasons as their head strength and conditioning coach, and no other staff changes have been made, a team spokesman said.Coach Kyle Shanahan and general manger John Lynch had vowed to review the team’s barrage of injuries. A total of 14 players, including Garoppolo, finished this season on injured reserve, and 20 did so in …last_img read more