Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser kicks off April 6 at Meadow Lanes

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – The annual fundraising event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sumner County, kicks off at Meadow Lanes at 2111 N. A Wellington on April 6 with sessions at 10 to 12 a.m., 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and  3 to 5 p.m.; and April 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.Bowl For Kids’ Sake is the largest source of funds for the non-profit organization which serves local children who are facing adversity.  The dollars raised will help provide mentors for those children in need. Community members are asked to gather a team of friends, family, co-workers or church members to raise pledges for the cause and then come to bowling to celebrate their efforts.Children with mentors show improved school performance, positive attitudes about school and improved relationships with family and friends. For more information or to get involved in the event, go to www.kansasbowl.org or call 620-399-8030.“We are thrilled to be kicking off our fundraising season,” said Debi Clark, Area Program Director. “We provided mentors for 108 children in Sumner County last year and we are excited to be able to help even more local children this year with the dollars we will raise at this event.”In addition to raising money, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sumner County, will also be raising awareness of another campaign going on. REUNITE NOW is a nationwide campaign underway to locate and reunite former “Big Brothers” and “Big Sisters” with their “Littles.” Kansas is part of a friendly nationwide competition to reunite the most matches before the end of March. People interested in learning more about the campaign can visit www.reunitenow.org.Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 100-year history.  Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters is in over 90 counties in the state and serves nearly 6,000 Kansas children, volunteers and families each year. 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 Comment (1) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. 0 Vote up Vote down Joan Loughmiller · 385 weeks ago Bowling teams of 5-6 people are needed,it’s easy and fun and for a really good cause, all money stays in Sumner county. Report Reply 0 replies · active 385 weeks ago 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 commentslast_img read more

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‘Taxing’ double challenge for SuperSport, KCCA in Nigeria

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Manager Mike Mutebi giving instructions to Ivan Ntege before the latter was introduced in the CAF Confederation tie against Club Africain at Lugogo. KCCA play in Nigeria Tuesday. PHOTO KCCA MEDIATuesdayRivers Utd (NGR) v Kampala Capital City Authority (UGA)TunisiaClub Africain (TUN) v FUS Rabat (MAR)Johannesburg, South Africa |  AFP |  South African club SuperSport United could field separate teams under different coaches this week when they play two major matches within five days.On Tuesday, the Pretoria outfit tackle title-holders TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo in a CAF Confederation Cup matchday 4 clash.Four days later SuperSport meet Orlando Pirates in a South African FA Cup final being staged during the domestic close season because of fixture congestion.“It is taxing to play Mazembe and Pirates within five days,” admitted Confederation Cup leading scorer, seven-goal Jeremy Brockie.“But facing a strong team like Mazembe before the cup final is good for us,” added the 29-year-old former New Zealand striker.SuperSport could field the same side in Pretoria Tuesday and in Durban Saturday, and risk injuries and weariness affecting their chances of retaining the FA Cup.When previously faced with South African and African fixtures within a few days, SuperSport have fielded a virtual reserve team in the CAF matches.They have also split coaching duties with head coach Stuart Baxter guiding the “domestic” team and assistant Kaitano Tembo the “CAF” side.England-born Baxter officially leaves SuperSport after the final to coach South Africa having masterminded a shock Africa Cup of Nations qualifying win in Nigeria when in temporary charge.A SuperSport side lacking many first choices came from two goals behind to hold Mazembe 2-2 in Lubumbashi this month with Teboho Mokoena nodding the equaliser.“We made sure the most influential Mazembe players were not allowed time on the ball and that affected their teamwork,” said Brockie.SuperSport, Mazembe and Horoya of Guinea have five points and Mounana of Gabon none halfway through Group D with the clubs finishing first and second advancing to the quarter-finals. Kampala Capital City Authority are away to Rivers United of Nigeria in Group A having completed a Ugandan double at the weekend by beating Paidha Black Angels 2-0 in the cup final.All six matches in the group have been won by the home team, leaving FUS Rabat of Morocco and KCCA on six points and Club Africain of Tunisia and Rivers on three.Record three-time Confederation Cup winners CS Sfaxien of Tunisia visit Group B strugglers Platinum Stars of South Africa having won 3-0 at home this month.Group C pacesetters Zesco United of Zambia are away to Recreativo Libolo of Angola in a top-versus-bottom clash.CAF Confederation Cup matchday 4 fixtures this week (times GMT):Group ATuesdayAt Port Harcourt, NigeriaRivers Utd (NGR) v Kampala Capital City Authority (UGA) (1500)At Rades, TunisiaClub Africain (TUN) v FUS Rabat (MAR) (2100)Standings (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points)FUS 3 2 0 1 5 2 6KCCA 3 2 0 1 4 5 6Africain 3 1 0 2 5 5 3Rivers 3 1 0 2 3 5 3Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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New White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany to make her Debut

first_imgThe new White House press secretary will take to the iconic podium on Friday and hold her first formal briefing by someone other than the president for reporters in more than a year.Kayleigh McEnany who had been the spokeswoman for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, and who is a frequent guest on the South Florida Morning Show, took over the job last month. Former Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders discontinued the practice of speaking for the President in March of last year, and her successor, Stephanie Grisham, did not hold any briefings. Grisham was also acting ast the First Lady Melania Trump’s press secretary.The president himself has spoken regularly from the podium during the coronavirus pandemic, and often holds court in the Oval Office or on the South Lawn with Marine One helicopter blades spinning in the background.McEnany is a University of Miami alum and a Harvard Law School graduate and she expected to brief reporters this afternoon.last_img read more

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Six vie for mayor, 10 for City Council

first_img Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The mayor’s post, a two-year term position, carries the same powers as a council position, but the mayor also chairs City Council meetings, signs documents on behalf of the city and serves as the city’s chief spokesman. Council members serve four-year terms. Frank Roberts, the city’s first mayor directly elected by voters rather than picked from among the council members, opted not to run for a sixth term. Roberts, a retired Antelope Valley College dean, said he intends to remain politically active. The filing period for the upcoming election was to have ended Jan. 13, but was extended to Wednesday because Roberts did not file to run for mayor and because Hearns decided to run for mayor instead of re-election to his council seat. Six candidates, three each for mayor and council, filed during the extended filing period – Mitchell, Sichley and Ware for mayor, and Abber, Price and White for council. LANCASTER – Six people are running for mayor and 10 are in the race for two council seats in Lancaster’s April 11 election. Running for mayor are Vice Mayor Henry Hearns, Irv Mitchell Jr., Gene Gaynor, David Paul, Doug Sichley and Peter Ware. Council candidates are incumbent Ed Sileo, Ron Smith, James Abedejos, Nellie Tillman, Janette Crawford, James Young, Barry White, Kenneth Williams, David Abber and Roger Price. Citizens had until Wednesday to file to run in the election. last_img read more

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Traditions at heart

first_imgThe Capital can feel and  enjoy the essence of the Punjabi music and culture as the Festival of Traditional Music of Punjab is ready to go live. Punjabi Aademy, Dept. of Art and Culture, Delhi Govt. brings us the two days Punjabi Kheyal Bandishes (compositions) and Thumri and Sufiana Kalaam. The audience will indulge into the mood by the melodious renditions of veteran singers like  Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan and Jawad Ali Khan, Baljeet Singh Namdhari among others. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The opening day of the festival (30 May) will feature Baljeet Singh Namdhari and  Pt Somdutt Battu. Ud Jawad Ali Khan, Ud Mazhar Ali Khan and Alankar Singh will be closing the festival on the following day (31 May).Mazhar Ali is a Hindustani classical vocalist of the Patiala Gharana, known for his performances of dadra and thumri. He has performed in India, Pakistan, and North America. He is the grandson of the doyen of the Patiala Gharana, Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. Jawad Ali is the brother of Mazhaar Ali and vocalist of Kasur Patiala Gharana. He started his musical career in the early 80’s. He is also a vocalist of All India Radio. He has performed at almost every music conference of India with his brother Mazhaar.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTalking about Punjabi Academy, Delhi, after independence it emerged as a cosmopolitan city of diverse cultures and languages. It has always been the endeavor of the Delhi Administration to provide all possible facilities for the development and promotion of different languages and projection of the composite culture of Delhi. Ever since its inception the Academy has been playing a catalytic role in the proliferation of Punjabi literary and cultural activities in the spheres of music, folk dances, seminars, symposia, short story, poetry, novel, literary criticism, drama etc. During the last two decades, the Academy has assumed a significant role and status of premier organization in the field of Punjabi language, literature and culture.When: 30 –31 May, 6.30 pm onwardsWhere: Indian International Centrelast_img read more

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Thumri Expression of love

first_imgOnce hailed as the most popular art form in the royal courts of Awadh, Thumri is still adored and followed by the lovers of Hindustani classical tradition. The beauty of Thumri lies in the fact that it is a semi-classical form of singing which appeals equally to the connoisseurs of classical music as well as  to those who prefer lighter musical art forms.A three-day Thumri Festival that opens on August 7 at Kamani Auditorium in the capital is set to add to the beautiful melody of pouring raindrops and the rhythms of cool monsoon laden winds. Some of the veterans of Hindustani classical music such as Girija Devi, Pandit Channulal Mishra and Ustad Ghulam Sadiq Khan will be among the vocalists participating in the festival. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The annual Thumri Festival, presented by Delhi Government’s Department of Art, Culture & Languages and Sahitya Kala Parishad brings together the maestros of this art form along with some outstanding young talent. The festival will be inaugurated by Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Government of Delhi. Kapil Mishra, Minister for Water, Law & Justice, Tourism, Art, Culture and Languages, will be the chief guest at the festival.Over three days, nine vocalists who have mastered the beautiful art form of Thumri will entertain the audience. The festival will have a fitting finale when Girja Devi, the 84-year-old maestro of Thumri takes the stage.last_img read more

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