Trust the prayers: Embiid surprises churchgoers near Philly

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast The posting says, “God bless, Joel Embiid and his beautiful spirituality.”Assistant Coach Billy Lange was also in attendance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownEmbiid scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Sixers’ 106-102 victory against the Heat Saturday.His team leads the Eastern Conference series, 3-1, and they could close out the series with a win at home Tuesday night. Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) reacts after scoring during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat, Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Miami. The 76ers won 128-108. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)SPRINGFIELD, Pa. — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is shaping up to be the answer to Philly fans’ prayers, and he shocked parishioners by showing up during the middle of some at a small Roman Catholic church this weekend.St. Kevin Parish in Springfield, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) outside Philadelphia, posted photos on Facebook of the player posing with thrilled churchgoers as he attended their 5:30 p.m. Mass Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Champions League: Underdog spirit drives Klopp, Di Francescocenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

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Gov’t Pledges US$2.5m for George M. Weah Training Center

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakai and Rep. Edwin M. Snowe, Jr., have pledged government’s support of US$2.5m to the George M. Weah Training Center which construction begins sometime this month, March 2014.Amb. Baokai on Saturday during the ground breaking and historic training center in Careysburg said the erection of the training center would quench his jealousy of religiously watching talented youthful footballers of other countries and will able to see Liberian youths developing their talents.“We like this opportunity and we will support it our young people to be trained and to enjoy football,”  Vice President Boakai said.He stated that the naming of the training center after the 1995 World Player, Liberia’s and Africa’s football icon and legend who later became a politician is important because Liberia is moving and rising above political barriers to recognize the good in people.Amb. Boakai also said the name is important because it births nation building and buttresses the peace and reconciliation that Liberians are striving for.He hailed FIFA, through the FIFA West Africa Development Officer, for the level of support from the world football governing body and also the township leadership of Careysburg for the availability of the 190-acre of land.The Chairman on Rules, Order and Administration at the House of Representatives, Rep. Edwin Snowe committed the Legislature’s support and thanked the President of the Liberia Football Association for the dream of training Liberian footballers.FIFA’s West Africa Development Officer, John Sampon Kablan extended FIFA’s heartfelt greetings to Liberia and their desire to develop the game and hoped that the center would give young Liberians a home.FIFA has provided US$500,000 to cover the first phase of the project and has promised to provide the artificial turf for the two pitches in the training center. The training center is the country’s fourth goal project.In separate remarks, Montserrado County’s District # 1 Representative Josephine Francis, Information Minister Lewis G. Brown, who is also Chairman of the LFA Advisory Committee and Deputy Minister for Administration Jacque Capehart thanked the football house for the initiative and pledged their respective support.The Secretary General of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) Nathaniel McGill, on behalf of honoree George M. Weah expressed his thanks and appreciation to the LFA and the national government.The Chairman of the Youth League of the ruling Unity Party (UP) Amos Tweh also thanked LFA for the naming of the training center after George Weah and urged the LFA to include skill training.The president of LFA, Musa Bility has expressed his hope for the training center to be completed by December-2014 and the artificial turf to be laid in two months. Musons Group Incorporated is the contractor and the consultant is Design and Building Incorporated, he said.Bility revealed that the construction of a multi-purpose two storey football house ( LFA’s Headquarters) will commence soon in the Sinkor’s belt and  the erection of a commercial center for the LFA is in place and might be constructed in Careysburg.Meanwhile, a 5-year National Football Development Plan, worth about US$5m was given to Vice President Joseph Boakai. The plan is designed to develop football from the grass root.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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TEN JOBS FEARED LOST IN DONEGAL AS A-WEAR GOES INTO RECEIVERSHIP

first_imgUp to 10 jobs are feared lost in Letterkenny after the popular women’s clothing store A Wear failed to exit examinership.A notice on the store’s window on the town’s Main Street said the shop is closed until further notice.The store is very popular in the town and appeared to be trading well. A number of people contacted Donegal Daily asking if they were entitled to a refund on gift vouchers.There are now fears for up to 300 jobs in the chain’s 31 stores across the country.In a statement, the Receiver Ken Farrell of Kavanagh Fennell said the business will continue to trade while he assesses the feasibility of some of the stores over the coming days.But he cautioned it was “inevitable” that some stores will close. It is not known why the Letterkenny store remains closed today.The company had blamed high rents and increased competition for its difficulties.A-Wear was bought by its current owners from receivers in 2012. While they managed to reduce the company’s annual losses from €5m to €2.5m a year, they said in October that they had taken things “as far as they can”. TEN JOBS FEARED LOST IN DONEGAL AS A-WEAR GOES INTO RECEIVERSHIP was last modified: November 28th, 2013 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:A WEARclosedletterkennylast_img read more

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