Mother Edwards-Rogers Loved, Cared for All

first_imgFamily, friends and sympathizers on Wednesday, January 6, gathered at the Tubman United Methodist Church (TUMC) in Paynesville to remember a woman they described as “loving, caring and an educator.”The late Mother Eileen Dolly Edwards-Rogers was born to the union of Dr. and Mrs. Solomon T.R. Edwards on October 22, 1924, and died on December 20, 2015 in Monrovia. She was 91.“Mother Edward-Rogers was the best mother anyone could ever ask for because she taught everyone how to love, and shared with her neighbors,” mourners said in their tributes during the service.“Darlie,” as she was affectionately called by family and friends, immigrated from the United States to Liberia with her parents and two older siblings at the age of five. Rev. Dr. Laurence K. Bropleh, in his homily called on the family to take solace in the Lord.He told the congregation that the passing of Mother Edwards-Rogers had left a vacuum in the family, but that all will be well with them.He described the deceased as “a woman of great strength, drawn from her relationship with her Lord and Savior. Aunty Darlie loved her family, and time and space did not make a difference to her.”The late Mother Edwards-Rogers’ educational pursuit began as a home schooled child. She was taught by her father, Dr. Edwards, through junior high school and she enrolled at the College of West Africa and completed two years of studies before transferring to the then Liberia College. Mother Rogers later enrolled in a nursing program in Monrovia with the hope of caring for the poor and needy upon completion.Her loving and caring personality was the driving force that led her to embark on a career in nursing, mourners were told.Auntie Darlie was joined in holy matrimony to the love of her life, James Michael Rogers, on July 26, 1955, and relocated to Sanniquellie, Nimba County, to begin their life’s journey together in 1956.Unable to continue her nursing program, she sought direction from her Maker regarding her new life.Mama’s “heart of a servant” attitude led her to yield to her calling in the world of primary education, a career she remained dedicated to for over thirty years, said daughter, Ruby Edwards Martins, who read her mother’s life sketch. “In 1964, our parents relocated to Yekepa, Nimba County, to work with the LAMCO Joint Venture Operating Company. Teacher Rogers, as she was called, held that position for thirty-three years,” she said.Ruby said her mother embraced the Christian faith at a very young age, adding: “Her Christian upbringing embedded some core values that resulted in her outstanding personality.”“Her love for mankind was an outward manifestation of her love for God. She exemplified the ‘Golden Rule’ in her daily walk with man.“She took God’s work seriously and was very instrumental in the establishment of the United Methodist Church in Yekepa, Nimba County.”Aunty Darlie leaves to mourn her loss, her children, Roselind C. Roger-Jones (Casey Jones), Patricia Rogers, Eric Rogers, Jestina Massa Rogers, Louise Trobel and Matari Avery; grandchildren, Jere Earley, Jasie Kanneh and Zoey Rogers; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.Her husband, several of her children and her siblings predeceased her.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Vipers SC lauch newly refurbrished St. Mary’s stadium

first_img Tags: lawrence mulindwaSt. Mary’s Stadiumtopvipers sc An aerial view of the newly refurbrished St. mary’s Stadium in Kitende (Photos by Shaban Lubega)KITENDE – After CAF deemed the St. Mary’s stadium unsuitable for continental/international games, the hierarchy at Kitende knew they had to do something about it as soon as possible.Three months after the close of the 2017/18 season, the stadium has been turned into an Astroturf surface playground, in an attempt to make it modern and favourable for all fixtures.The newly laid playing surface was shown to the media on Tuesday afternoon, three days prior to the new season’s kick-off.“We found it necessary to improve the stadium especially the playing surface so as it is on the continental standard, said Vipers SC Patron Lawrence Mulindwa Tuesday.“There were numerous complaints about the pitch and we had to act quick. The most viable solution was to make it Astroturf since planting grass would take long periods of time.“It has been a challenging process as it required making a few trips to different countries including Rwanda to see how their pitches are and also getting experts from across the world for advice but i am glad it has all been completed before the league starts. Continued Mulindwa.Vipers’ patron Lawrence Mulindwa (left) speaking at the launch on Tuesday (Photos by Shaban Lubega)“The surface we have installed is the latest edition of G3 pitches and am happy to inform everyone that it can last a whopping 40 years, something that is good for the coming generations.Refurbishing the stadium is the second phase in the development of the stadium as confirmed by Mulindwa.“I told everyone that we would be undertaking four different phases when it comes to the St. Mary’s stadium.“Phase one was to build it and we have now covered phase two which was to refurbish it.“The third phase will be the installation of floodlights so it can be able to host evening games. The last will see its expansion as we install stands in the west wing.The former FUFA President also confirmed that the project had cost millions of dollars and he will not tolerate being taken for a joke anymore.“Over the years, we have been taken as a joke but kept on investing in the game of football.“It is high time that everyone takes their role more seriously and stop taking us lightly after all we invest huge sums in the development of football in Uganda.“I am tired of the unprofessionalism exhibited by some people and i can confirm that if it does not stop, i am ready to go to the courts of law.A levied Mulindwa made the remarks also citing the unclear circumstances under which Pius Wangi and Ashraf Mandela were given the green light to join SC Villa despite having running contracts with Vipers SC.The duo who were expected to be loaned out this coming season took their case to the Players’ Status Committee which in turn ruled that the Venoms had breached the players’ contracts and advised the Wangi nd Mandela to move to a club of their choice.“We will not accept similar scenarios in future, continued Mulindwa.“How can such a committee have some of it’s members coaching clubs in the top tier and you expect neutral judgments?“We will sit put for now but we will those incidents will not be accepted at Vipers in future.One of the committee members is Mr. Paul Mukatabala who is a coach at SC Villa.As part of the refurbishment, the Stadium’s dressing rooms and other facilities including the Media zone have been upgraded.Lawrence Mulindwa (Back Suit) officially opening the newly refurbished St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.Vipers’ St. May’s stadium has been given the go-ahead to host FUFA games and will be used in the league opener on Friday against newcomers, Ndejje.This becomes the third Astroturf stadium in Uganda. The others are Njeru technical Center and StarTimes stadium in Lugogo.Comments last_img read more

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CattleWomen’s Corner: Sweet potato beef mash-up recipe

first_imgChopped fresh cilantroSmall whole wheat flour tortillas (6 to 7 inch diameter), warmed (optional)1 Heat large nonstick … This recipe for sweet potato beef mash-up is from beefitswhatsfordinner.com.1 lb ground beef (93% lean or leaner)1/2 cup water, divided4 teaspoons taco seasoning mix, divided 1 large sweet potato, cut into 1/2 inch cubes1 medium yellow onion, chopped1 tablespoon vegetable oil1/4 cup Greek or regular nonfat yogurt1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper saucelast_img

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Spring 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I killed a wasp in very early March and my daughter got her first mosquito bite the following week. By all accounts it appears that the planting season will be early in Ohio this year.The four-inch inch soil temperatures will likely be running above normal this spring and forecasters thought they would reach above 50 and stay there one week to two weeks earlier than normal this spring.“April is shaping up to be warmer and drier than normal,” said Jim Noel with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service in a recent CORN Newsletter from OSU Extension. “Historically in strong El Niño springs, we do not see late freezes but more normal last freeze dates. However, if the warmer weather causes things to start growing earlier, there is a risk a normal last hard freeze could still cause impacts.”In addition, Noel pointed out that evapotranspiration rates will likely be above normal this spring due to the warmer weather. The NOAA May forecast continues the trend of warmer, drier weather for Ohio.As the dreary March blossoms into beautiful spring, there is not a farmer alive who can remain idle as the coming growing season beckons. For those engaged in the scramble of the planting season, I hope you do get the chance to take a few moments to enjoy the wonders of spring outside of the tractor cab. It is truly a wonderful time of year to be on a farm.last_img read more

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I still have a lot to contribute to the team: Ponting

first_imgAustralian skipper Ricky Ponting.Is Ricky Ponting preparing for a life after cricket? A categorical “no” was the answer the Australian skipper gave to former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly on Headlines Today programme Captain’s Corner on Friday, a day after India ended his team’s 12-year reign as the world champions. “I have sort of made my intentions already clear. There has been a lot of speculation. There have been a lot of questions from home as well. Some reports claim I’m going to retire. I’m not going to do that. I want to play. I think I still have a lot to contribute to the Australian team,” Ponting said. “We’ve got few days at home now before we go to Bangladesh. I have time to think and reflect and talk to people in Cricket Australia about what ideas I have about the future of Australian cricket,” he added talking about his future plans. No to IPLPonting ruled out an Indian Premier League (IPL) stint. “Probably not,” he replied when questioned about his plans to join the cash-rich league. But he would most likely not feature in another World Cup. “Four years, right now the way things have gone for me in the past week, is a long-long time. I was asked this yesterday, if this was my last World Cup. Well, most likely it is. I’m 36 right now and I will be 40 by that time. There are not many guys who play at that age. But if that was my last innings in the World Cup, it’s not a bad way to finish.” Defeat in AhmedabadadvertisementPonting was the pick of Australian batting line up at Motera scoring 104 in 118 balls on Thursday, but he said that it was an overall performance by India that did the Aussies in. Asked if he was miles ahead in terms of class than rest of his team in the Motera clash, Ponting said: “I was (good) yesterday, but I have not been for the majority of the tournament. Watson, Hayden and Clarke have our best batsmen in the tournament. I have always backed myself to perform in big games. It’s good I made all those runs. But I would have happily given away all of those runs to have Australia win the game.” But did he find a huge difference in India of the yore and the band he took on yesterday? “It’s always a good contest against India. This team is well focused. They’re driven and want to become the best in all three forms of the game. I also feel it’s a very close group of players. When you have that sort of feeling in the dressing room, that goes a long way in winning big games. Quality of the players has always been there. Now there’s experience and you have young talent like Kohli and Raina,” he replied. Hails YuvrajThe Aussie’s accolades, however, were reserved for Yuvraj Singh. “He’s been very focused throughout the tournament. Even with the ball, he’s been very effective. He’s a stand-out player. I think after being left out, that was some 12 months ago, he’s committed himself to being the best player he can. And no better place to do it than the World Cup.” India’s batting is the reason Ponting thinks the team can go the distance. His verdict was that Men in Blue would beat Pakistan in the mother of all battles to book a place in the finals. ‘India is a better side'”India has more class as far as batting is concerned. By the same token Pakistan has a better bowling attack. But I think over all India is a better side,” he said. Ponting contended that India had an edge since they had played more pressure games in the tournament compared to Pakistan. He put his money on an India-South Africa final to play out at Wankhede on April 2. “India will beat Pakistan. Sri Lanka will beat England. At the moment I’ll be picking an India-South Africa final. It’s difficult to pick who’ll win the final. Both teams deserve to be in the final. It’ll be a great game and may the best team of the day win,” Ponting said.last_img read more

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India Today profiles India’s young adventure sports enthusiasts

first_imgSome people just can’t be kept indoors. For adventure sports addict Ajeet Bajaj, the outdoor is home, and life is beautiful provided he’s trekking, kayaking or making polar expeditions.For equestrian Vanita Malhotra-who set a new national record in Dressage last month-nothing beats the adrenalin rush she gets every time she,Some people just can’t be kept indoors. For adventure sports addict Ajeet Bajaj, the outdoor is home, and life is beautiful provided he’s trekking, kayaking or making polar expeditions.For equestrian Vanita Malhotra-who set a new national record in Dressage last month-nothing beats the adrenalin rush she gets every time she mounts a horse.SIMPLY DELHI meets the two outdoor junkies as they prepare to scale new heights.Ajeet BajajAjeet Bajaj holds the Indian flag aloft upon reaching the North PoleOn April 26, 2006 (0100 hours, Norway time), a jubilant Ajeet Bajaj put down his skies and hoisted the Tricolour at 90 degrees north latitude. By doing so, he became the first Indian to have skied to the North Pole. While he and his team of four celebrated their victory against the odds (and weather gods), Bajaj called his family on his satellite phone and said, “Ho-ho-ho, this is Santa Claus from the North Pole.” A nickname that’s likely to stick for a bit as he plans to head to the South Pole this Christmas.An extreme sportsman, Bajaj had earlier earned the distinction of being the first Indian to have rafted and kayaked in six continents, including down the daunting Zambezi river in Africa. “Having grown up on stories of explorers like Sir Edmund Hillary, setting foot on North Pole was an overwhelming, yet humbling, experience for me,” he says.Bajaj’s love for the outdoors took root when his father took him trekking to Himachal and Jammu and Kashmir when he was nine. This interest shaped his life with his hobby becoming his profession, leading to the foundation of his adventure sports company, Snow Leopard Adventures in 1990. Snow Leopard’s activities include river rafting on the Ganga, trekking in the Himalayas, cycling on forest trails and rappelling down cliffs.advertisement”Extreme sports need mental strength as much as physical prowess.”Ajeet Bajaj”Extreme sports are as much about mental strength as they are about physical prowess,” says Bajaj, as he talks about the training he underwent for the North Pole expedition. It ran for a week and took place in North Minnesota in the US. All the five members of the team (three Americans, one Swiss and one Indian) trained under extreme conditions.Not only were the worst polar conditions simulated, they even trained for extreme eventualities like falling into and crawling out of frozen lakes. The journey itself began in the second week of April at 78 degrees north latitude at Svalbard, an island made entirely of snow and ice that lies midway between Norway and the North Pole.Talking about the importance of team spirit on an expedition like this, Bajaj says: “It cannot be a single-handed effort. You just cannot make it alone on a polar ice cap for 14 days. All of us in the team were there for each other and, in the process, have become friends for life.”Bajaj, who has won a silver and two bronze medals in international rafting competitions in Switzerland (1987) and Siberia (1989), says he is fortunate to have a family which understands that this is his way of life. His daily regime includes a run, tennis and the gym. And on days when he’s feeling exceptionally adventurous, he cycles to office-a 17-km stretch from his house in Gurgaon’s Garden Estate to his office at Vasant Kunj.Vanita MalhotraVanita Malhotra with Hanoverian Horse Pink Floyd”I can’t imagine life without horses. People ride up to the age of 70 and I hope to be one of them,” declares Vanita Malhotra (26), one of India’s finest dressage riders. Dressage, an Olympic equestrian discipline, is a form of stylised horse riding. Malhotra likes to call it “ballet performed on the horse with rider and horse in harmony.”On November 13, Malhotra won the National Championships at the Prix St George Level in Delhi with an aggregate of 64.62 per cent (the highest percentage ever achieved by any Indian rider). Earlier in the month, she defeated veteran rider Lt Col Sunil Shivdas by six points and also won the FEI World Dressage Challenge, the biggest dressage event in India.”Like most teens, I tried my hand at various sports and extra curricular activities, but by 14 I had decided to stick to riding, a passion I discovered entirely on my own,” says Malhotra who fell in love with horses at the Army Polo Riding Club.”Dressage is like ballet by rider and horse moving in harmony.”Vanita Malhotra”Initially I only did show jumping but in 2001, my friend Kapil Modi, who also happens to be a former national champion in dressage, introduced me to his trainer Major Ahluwalia (a national riding champion who is competing in dressage in the 2006 Asian Games at Doha). So you could say that I found my forte at the age of 21,” she says.advertisementCurrently training for the 2010 Asian Games, she rides her horse Pink Floyd for two hours every morning. “One’s relationship with one’s horse is of vital importance. In fact, the horse is 60 per cent of the deal. I’m lucky that Pink Floyd and I have become the best of friends,” she says, patting the majestic 10-year-old Hanoverian imported from Germany earlier this year.A commerce graduate from Hindu College, Malhotra hopes to study further in order to play a more active role in her family’s Haryana-based export business, Svam Power Plants. But at the end of it all, she says, the race course is where you’re most likely to find her.last_img read more

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Azkals lose to Chinese anew in friendly

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next (File) Philippine Azkals Phil Younghusband vies for the ball against China Wu Xi during AFC Asian Cup match between Philippines vs China at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Photo by Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times.China extended the Philippines’ winless streak to six matches as the hosts blanked the Azkals, 2-0, last Friday night in a friendly at Tianhe Stadium in Guangzhou.The Chinese scored a goal in each half as the Azkals endured a frustrating outing that saw them lose Daisuke Sato to a red card in the second half. Still, the match offered coach Scott Cooper a glimpse of what needs to be done for the team to improve as it prepares for the World Cup Qualifiers in September.ADVERTISEMENT Dozier injury adds to list of Phoenix woes Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too In terms of result, this was an improvement from the 0-3 drubbing the Azkals suffered to the Chinese in the Asian Cup last January in Abu Dhabi.But the Azkals’ performance also left plenty to be desired as they struggled to keep possession and hardly created chances. Cooper started with three at the backline with Stephan Palla, Alvaro Silva and Luke Woodland, while pushing Daisuke Sato to midfield together with Kevin Ingreso.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMike Ott also got a start and had some bright moments in the first half before fading. Captain Stephan Schrock went on a couple of his trademark runs and put in a strong shift, but was usually crowded out by the Chinese midfield as soon as he pushed forward Patrick Reichelt had the Azkals’ best chance on a header in the second half that was expertly saved by the Chinese keeper.Javier Patino had a quiet outing upfront as the Chinese bossed possession for most of the match. Plenty of times, the Azkals were forced back by the Chinese with minimal pressure at midfield. Cooper also handed Christian Rontini his first cap when he came on in the 85th minute with the outcome already settled. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Toronto Transit Commission issues warning against Despacito accordion buskers

first_img Facebook The Toronto Transit Commission said enforcement officers came across the men a couple of times earlier this month and issued the warnings.“We have not received any formal complaints through our customer service department,” spokesman Stuart Green said Friday. “What we have seen is the online chatter and people posting videos.”Busking on trains is not allowed, Green said, and players must be approved before they can perform in designated areas on TTC property.“We have a TTC subway musicians’ program — auditions of which are actually open right now,” he said. “So if these guys are interested, they can apply to get a three-year licence to legally perform in the TTC system and earn some money at the same time.”Green said the men, who he identified as brothers, could be issued tickets if their on-train performances continue.Transit customers “have the right to enjoy a relatively peaceful ride,” Green said, adding that a common complaint from riders is about people playing their music too loudly without headphones.The accordion players have received both love and loathing from their audiences.One transit rider recently tweeted, “thank you accordion man on the subway for making this rainy commute home a little more entertaining.”Thank you accordion man on the subway for making this rainy commute home a little more entertaining. Also, all in favour of making #Despacito the official song of the #TTC ??‍♀️? #ILoveToronto pic.twitter.com/h4OsNskqwm— Alejandra Ortiz (@0rtizAle) April 3, 2018Another tweeted, “I’m getting a little tired of this Despacito accordion player riding the subway. Nothing fails to sour me faster.”I swear to god @TTChelps I’m getting a little tired of this Despacito accordion player riding the subway. Nothing fails to sour me faster. #TTC— Jack (@JackCox) April 17, 2018A Toronto-based professional accordion player who has seen the videos of the two men said “Despacito” isn’t a particularly difficult song to play, but performing on a moving train can make a performance more challenging.“The accordions are pretty heavy and it’s probably a bit difficult because on the subway you need to hold on to something when there is an abrupt stop,” said Claudio Santaluce. “It should definitely be a little bit tiring, because apparently they play for long periods of time standing up.”Santaluce added that he had personally enjoyed watching videos of the subway players.“I might be biased because I’m a musician, but if I was on that train, I’d actually enjoy it and I’d tell all my friends about it,” he said.“Despacito,” by Luis Fonsi, featuring Daddy Yankee, became the most viewed clip of all-time on YouTube last summer and the most-streamed track of all-time. However, the record-breaking video did not feature vocals by Canadian pop star Justin Bieber that appeared on a remix.A little subway accordion to brighten your afternoon! #toronto #ttc #busking pic.twitter.com/096rxLrE8i— Astoria (@Local_Ginger) April 18, 2018 Advertisement Advertisement A busker is seen on a subway car in Toronto in this image taken from video. (Source: @Local_Ginger/Twitter) Advertisementlast_img read more

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