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Renowned ‘Running Man’ Killed in Albemarle County Crash

first_imgPeople in Charlottesville, Virginia and surrounding Albemarle County areas are mourning the loss of a legendary local ‘Running Man’ named Phillip Weber.Weber, recognized for long hours spent pounding the pavement and logging miles on local trails, was pronounced dead yesterday morning after being struck by a passing motorist during a routine run on Ivy Road.Police say the investigation into the crash that killed Charlottesville’s beloved ‘Running Man’ is ongoing, but the driver who was operating the 2001 Isuzu Trooper that struck and ultimately killed Weber has not been charged. Heavy fog has been cited as a reason for the accident.According to WVIR NBC29, Weber routinely logged as much as 5,000 miles a year and more than 125,000 miles during the course of his lifetime—a distance equivalent to five trips around the globe.Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 1.37.31 PMHe lived alone in a residence along Jefferson Park Avenue, but his near constant running habit brought Weber local celebrity status.“It’s ironic because Phillip was probably the most public runner in our local running world, but he had an intensely private personality,” said Mark Lorenzoni, owner of the Ragged Mountain Running shop, himself a well-known figure in the Charlottesville running community.“Myself and others have been watching him run around the area for close to thirty years now. I’ve always been amazed not only by how much he was running, but by the weather conditions that he braved while logging his miles. There were days when it would be twenty degrees, and the ‘Running Man’ was out there in nothing but a pair of shorts.”Billy Catron is Phillip Weber’s brother-in-law. He has been acting as the intermediary between Weber’s family and the media since the story of his death began to rock Charlotteville early Tuesday morning.Screen shot 2015-12-30 at 2.04.41 PM“Philip was largely a solitary man,” Catron said in an email to Blue Ridge Outdoors. “We as his family rarely saw him, but from all the emails and social media messages I have received, it seems that few people knew him well or knew him beyond his ‘Running Man’ persona.”According to Lorenzoni it was  Weber’s private nature that led to the running community’s fascination with him.“He was probably Charlottesville’s most beloved and recognizable running figure, but no one really knew him personally,” he said. “We are all terribly saddened by the loss of the ‘Running Man’ and inspired by the amazing life he lived.”last_img read more


CUNA backs bill raising HMDA reporting requirements threshold

first_imgLegislation to raise the threshold for Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) reporting requirements for small institutions, including many credit unions, has the full support of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Jim Nussle, CUNA president/CEO, wrote to Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) Monday in support of his Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act.Emmer’s bill would raise the threshold that triggers HMDA reporting requirements to 100 closed-end and 300 open-end mortgages, up from the current threshold of 25 or more closed-end mortgage loans.“This would provide much needed relief, particularly to smaller credit unions, which is why we strongly support the legislation,” Nussle wrote.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized new HMDA reporting requirements in October 2015, significantly increasing the amount of data mortgage lenders will have to provide. The CFPB’s rule calls for many more data points than are required by Dodd-Frank, and the CFPB also extended these reporting requirements for home equity lines of credit. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


Jol unfazed by poor start

first_img Scott Parker will make a welcome return to Fulham’s midfield should he be fit, while Dimitar Berbatov is expected to line up having used the international break to get over the knock he picked up against Stoke. But even with a stronger squad, Jol knows his side cannot travel to Selhurst Park believing the three points are guaranteed. “They (Crystal Palace) need the points as well and it’s the Barclays Premier League, so it will be difficult,” he said. “It’s not easy to go away from home to play against these teams. But I think we’ve got the players and the quality to get the result.” Iranian international Ashkan Dejagah won’t be rushed back in to the squad, though, despite playing more than an hour for his country against Thailand earlier in the week. “I’ve got, as I said before, a few options on the flank, especially on that flank, so first he must be 100 per cent fit,” Jol said. “As soon as he’s fit, and he wasn’t until now because he had a big injury, then he’ll be back in the squad.” “Even when you’re in the bottom three at Christmas it doesn’t mean you will go down,” he said, ahead of Monday’s clash between the two teams at Selhurst Park. “I remember Ian Holloway doing an unbelievable job at Blackpool. I think he was in the top eight at one stage four or five years ago and they still got relegated after Christmas. “He played a different system, a very progressive 4-3-3 and he did it again with Crystal Palace. So I still feel that the man is doing a good job, but the results are not going for them. “And hopefully Monday will be the same.” Of his own squad, Jol denied speculation morale is dipping in the dressing room. “We’ve got a great team spirit, we’ve got new players in, I’ve got all these players, 80 per cent of the players are my players and the other players are here for at least two years, so there’s no problem,” he said. “The only problem we have is we had an indifferent result against Cardiff, but Cardiff beat Manchester City as well. So they’re all strong these teams. “West Brom you know, we should have beaten them, they scored in the 93rd minute, they scored the equaliser and a week later they beat Man United away from home. I spoke to my friends and to other managers, and they all know that it’s not easy to get results in the Premier League.” Fulham boss Martin Jol has offered encouraging words to his fans and those at Crystal Palace after both sides’ poor start to the Barclays Premier League season. The Cottagers are outside the relegation zone on goal difference only, while Ian Holloway’s men have just four points from their first seven games. Jol, however, believes early-season form is no indication of how a club will finish. Press Associationlast_img read more


Cricket News IPL 2019 Auctions: Five uncapped Indian players who stole the show with big bucks

first_imgNew Delhi: The 2019 Indian Premier League auctions will see 346 players go under the hammer. Out of the 346, 213 players will be uncapped with a low base price starting from Rs 20 lakhs. It is these uncapped players who have often proven to be major money-spinners in the IPL. Having a low base price, these players turn out to be great bargain buys and they can offer utility to the side. Some make it to the playing XI and put in consistent performances while others are paid a huge price but are often seem warming the benches. The upcoming auction, which will be held in Jaipur on December 18 and 19, is expected to throw up something similar. Ahead of the auction, here are some of the uncapped Indian players who raked in plenty of money in the auctions.1.)    KC Cariappa – 24 Karat charmThe IPL 2015 auctions were going smoothly. The name of KC Cariappa, whose base price was Rs 10 lakh, seemed to be just another addition in the auction list. However, what followed was simply spectacular. Kolkata Knight Riders had a fierce bidding war with Delhi Daredevils and after some minutes of mayhem, Cariappa was sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for a whopping Rs 2.4 crore, which was 24 times his base price. Cariappa’s auction was the first notable instance of an unknown, uncapped Indian player breaking the bank in the IPL Auction.Read More | IPL 2019 auction: 346 players to go under the hammer2.)    Pawan Negi – Mind-blowing sumThe meaning of the Hindi word Pawan in English means wind. The IPL 2016 auction witnessed a windfall for Pawan Negi. With his base price at Rs 30 lakhs, Negi was touted to win big bucks thanks to his exploits for Chennai Super Kings in the Champions League T20 and in the IPL in 2014. However, the amount which Negi went for was simply mind-blowing. From Rs 30 lakhs, Negi was picked up by Delhi Daredevils (Now Delhi Capitals) for a whopping Rs 8.5 crore. He became the highest-sold Indian in the auction.Read More | ‘Enjoy your debut’ – Rohera remembers dad’s words after world record3.)    Nathu Singh – From rags to richesNathu Singh’s tennis ball exploits made him famous in gully cricket and slowly, he made his way to the U-19 set-up and put in some credible performances. During the 2016 auction, Nathu had a low base price but he went for Rs 3.2 crore to the Mumbai Indians.  Nathu, whose father is a factory worker, said that he would now want to build a good house for his parents.Read More | Yorker is still the best ball: Steffan Jones, RR fast bowling coach4.)    Murugan Ashwin – Same name works wonders‘What is in a name’, asked William Shakespeare once. Plenty as the 2016 IPL auction proved. Ravichandran Ashwin, who has made a big impact for the Indian cricket team and for Tamil Nadu, was instrumental in the success of this youngster. After a great run in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy of 2015/16, Murugan Ashwin came into the IPL auction with a base price of Rs 10 lakhs. After a huge bidding war, Rising Pune Supergiants secured him for Rs 4.5 crore, 45 times his base price. Analysts had said Ravichandran Ashwin, also picked in the same team, had a hand in getting Murugan a place in the side. The same name had worked.5.)    Krishnappa Gowtham – Twice the charmIn the 2017 IPL auction, Krishnappa Gowtham was picked for the Mumbai Indians side for Rs 2 crore but did not play a single game. In the next auction, he went one better, getting picked for Rs 6.2 crore after a bidding war between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals. The purchase worked wonders for Royals as the all-rounder played a key role in their run to the play-offs with both bat and ball. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more


Photos: Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 NLCS Baseball

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousChicago Cubs vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers during a National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The crowd cheers in the 5th inning as Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 hits a run scoring double. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Chris Taylor #3 hits a single home run in the 6th inning. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers second baseman Logan Forsythe #11 is caught in a double play by Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez #9 in the 2nd inning. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward #22 looks down as Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. #5 rounds 2nd base after hitting a 2 run homer in the 4th inning. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)During a pre-game press conference, Corey Seager said he will not be on the roster for the NLCS, and will not travel to Chicago. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. #5 hits a 2 run homer in the 4th inning. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers take batting practice before facing the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers take batting practice before they faced the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 sticks his tounge out after catching a ball hit by Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo #44 in the 3rd inning. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 stretches against the center field wall before the game. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Enrique Hernandez #14 motiones to the sky after warming up before the game. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers stand during the National Anthem. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 warms up before the game. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 looks to the outfield after giving up a 2 run homer to Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. #5 in the 4th inning. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 warms up before the game. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Fans stand for the National Anthem. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)A giant flag was stretched out on the field for the National Anthem. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 celebrates after he hits a run scoring double in the 5th inning. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 stands on 2nd base after hitting a run scoring double in the 5th inning. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Charlie Culberson #37 hits a sac fly scoring Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes #15 in the 5th inning. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Chris Taylor #3, rounding 1st base, is pumped after hitting a single run homer in the 6th inning. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana throws to the plate during the first inning of Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs’ Jason Heyward smiles prior to a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon prior to a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner (10) with Former Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Davis after he throws out the cerimonial pitch prior to a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw stretches in the outfield prior to a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits on the bench alone prior to a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner (10) speaks to home plate umpire Lance Barksdale (23) after being called out on strikes as Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras (40) looks toward the mound in the first inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw in the first inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The National Anthem prior to a National League Championship Series baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 celebrates as he runs toward 1st base after hitting a run scoring double in the 5th inning. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Former Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Davis waves to the crowd before throwing out the cerimonial pitch prior to a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw stretches in the outfield prior to a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs fan prior to a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates as he watches the flight of his RBI double in the fifth inning of Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. Puig added a solo home run two innings later to help his team to a 5-2 victory over the Cubs. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig rounds third base after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after hitting a RBI double in the fifth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 hits a homer in the 7th inning. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 heads for first base and his fall heads out of the park for a homer in the 7th inning. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 rounds first after his 7th ining homer. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 is congratulated by Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal #9 after his 7th inning homer. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Charlie Culberson #37 complains to the umpire that he was blocked from touching the plate by Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras #40 in the 7th inning. The play was overturned, ad Dodgers were awarded the run. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen #74 points to the sky after getting the final out of the game against Chicago Cubs left fielder Jon Jay #30. The Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger #35 and Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner #10 are all smiles after the final out of the game. The Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers celebrate after the final out. The Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 is all smiles as he welcomes his team mates after the game. The Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig watches his solo home run in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers fan cheer as Yasiel Puig (not pictured) hit a solo home run in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig rounds third base after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig looks to the sky as he trots toward home plate after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. Puig also had an RBI double in a 5-2 victory. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers Charlie Culberson (37) scores past Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers Charlie Culberson (37) scores past Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts challenges the play after Charlie Culberson was called out at home plat in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Umpire Mike Winters called Los Angeles Dodgers Charlie Culberson (not pictured) safe after a review of the call at home plate in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, left, argues with Umpire Mike Winters after a play at home plate was over turned as Los Angeles Dodgers Charlie Culberson (not pictured) was called safe after a review of the call at home plate in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, left, is ejected from the game by Umpire Mike Winters after arguing after a play at home plate was over turned as Los Angeles Dodgers Charlie Culberson (not pictured) was called safe after a review of the call at home plate in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon upset after being ejected from the game after a play at home plate was over turned as Los Angeles Dodgers Charlie Culberson (not pictured) was called safe after a review of the call at home plate in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, right, argues with Umpire Mike Winters after being ejected from the game after a play at home plate was over turned as Los Angeles Dodgers Charlie Culberson (not pictured) was called safe after a review of the call at home plate in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, center, argues with Umpire Mike Winters (33) after being ejected from the game after a play at home plate was over turned as Los Angeles Dodgers Charlie Culberson (not pictured) was called safe after a review of the call at home plate in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig cheers on his team in the seventh inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor hits a solo home run in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. (5) watches as Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor (not pictured) solo home run goes over the fence in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor high fives manager Dave Roberts (30) after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate against the Chicago Cubs in the second inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks off the mound at the end of the second inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana wipes his face after giving up a run in the fifth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana speaks with catcher Willson Contreras, left, and second baseman Javier Baez after giving up a run in the fifth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana walks off the mound in the fifth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen throws to the plate against the Chicago Cubs in the eighth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers during a National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)A man carrying a Dodgers flag run back and fourth along the top of the dugout prior to a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers during a National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after hitting a RBI double in the fifth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers during a National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The crowd cheers in the 5th inning as Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 hits a run scoring double. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 78The crowd cheers in the 5th inning as Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 hits a run scoring double. 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LIBA President Decries Tribal, Sectarian Division

first_imgLiberian Business Association president Dee Maxwell S. Kemayah is calling Liberians to rise up against those in the habit of using tribal and sectarian divisions to inflict inequality on Liberians.Making the call last Sunday at the Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Sinkor, where he and other personalities of the church were honored, Mr. Kemayah noted that at one point in time a certain group of people sectionalized the people of Liberia and the majority were marginalized in the use of the country’s wealth.There was another time in the country’s history, Mr. Kemayah said, when people were asked for their tribes before receiving any opportunity to acquire something or to have the right of passage.As a result of these situations, the LIBA president said the country has suffered not only economic and developmental retrogression, but also suffered years of civil strife that caused serious consequences on its growth and development.It is this same divide and rule syndrome that the country still experiences today, where millions of citizens are facing abject poverty with no social services extended to them.Sensing that it is the same situation pertaining in some Liberian churches, Mr. Kemayah urged religious institutions including churches and mosques, to practice values that will show cohesion instead of division.To create an inclusive society that will be pleasing to everyone, citizens must seek a person who will bring value to the society and not one who instigates divide and rule.He admonished that Liberians need to go beyond tribal or sectional sentiments to appraise people by what they contribute to the society.The LIBA president was honored along with three others, Senator Edward B. Dagoseh, Stalink K. Javon and David T. Morris, for what the church described as their “valuable services rendered to society”.Senator Dagoseh, who is also a deacon of the church, said in brief remarks that he does not believe in too much talking, but taking concrete actions that will impact people.He then contributed LD$60,000 towards the school project undertaken by the church.The senior pastor of the church, Rev. Galison M. George, recounted that these men, especially Mr. Kemayah, had taken personal interest in the activities of the church.Dea. George O.C. Kaicora, Sr., in his sermon, urged all those serving on the church’s Deacon Board to consider themselves as servants responsible for three tables, which are, the Holy Communion, the pastor’s table and benevolence.Dea. Kaicora urged them not to exercise authority over the pastor of the church, but see themselves as helpers of the pastor.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more