Jesus saves Man City with last-gasp winner

first_img— Jessica Simpson (@JA_Simpson94) February 5, 2017– Sane hits post –From Silva’s resulting corner, Toure should have made better contact with an unmarked shot that passed harmlessly wide.Kevin De Bruyne then fired into the side-netting and Toure’s 18-yard shot was smothered, at the second attempt, by Fabianski.A long Silva pass played Sterling in on goal just before the interval, although the City forward fell while rounding Fabianski and was harshly booked for simulation for his trouble.However, City’s supporters would have been forgiven for wondering if their failure to score more than one goal would come back to haunt them as Swansea made an improved start to the second half.Sigurdsson threatened to equalise in the 49th minute with a magnificently struck free-kick that was kept out by a combination of the leaping Caballero’s right glove and his right-hand post.Leroy Sane sped down the other end in response and delivered a low cross which hit the foot of Fabianski’s post.But the longer City went without adding a second goal, the more the anxiety grew at the Etihad, especially when Mawson headed just wide from Sigurdsson’s corner.The Swansea defender was pressed into action at the other end when he blocked a dangerous low cross from Sterling.It came at the expense of a corner from which De Bruyne picked out Aleksandar Kolarov, whose header flew harmlessly wide.Mawson again came to his team’s rescue after 72 minutes, producing a well-timed block to stop a Silva shot, set up by Jesus’s superb flick, which had looked destined for the back of the visitors’ net.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 3 We fight til the end! ? Thank god for Jesus ? @gabrieljesus33 #MCFC #cityvswans @ManCity pic.twitter.com/4X0tWs3Bhh Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP Gabriel Jesus scored two goals including an injury-time winner as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City recorded a dramatic 2-1 victory over struggling Swansea City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.The home side looked in complete control during a dominant first-half showing only to surrender an 81st-minute equaliser to Gylfi Sigurdsson.The Iceland international capitalised on some poor defending, collecting Luciano Narsingh’s pass, switching the ball to his left foot and scoring with a brilliant low drive from just outside the area.But deep in injury time David Silva’s right-wing cross found Jesus and after his initial header had been saved by Lukasz Fabianski, the 19-year-old Brazilian tapped the rebound into an open goal.Jesus, a January arrival from Palmeiras, had required just 11 minutes of his full home debut to score the first of what City supporters hope will be many goals for them.The goal was created by the excellence of Silva, who beat defender Federico Fernandez along the byline before pulling the ball back towards Raheem Sterling.Martin Olsson managed to block the England forward on the six-yard line, but Jesus reacted like lightning, pouncing on the loose ball and making no mistake with a close-range volley.City’s first-half dominance was complete and Willy Caballero, continuing to deputise for the dropped Claudio Bravo in the home goal, had not one moment of concern.The afternoon might have been put beyond the grasp of Swansea, showing signs of improvement under new manager Paul Clement, had referee Mike Dean judged that Alfie Mawson had fouled Jesus in the area on seven minutes.Shortly after the goal, Yaya Toure almost doubled the lead from a 25-yard free-kick that was heading into the top left-hand corner until Fabianski made a superb diving save.Fernandinho, playing at right-back, sent Sterling away and his cross was almost converted by Jesus, who was only denied by a fine piece of defending from Fernandez.last_img read more

Strong local challenge expected at senior championship

first_img9 May 2019 Strong local challenge expected at senior championship A strong local challenge can be expected when the English Senior Women’s Amateur Championship is played at Enville Golf Club in Staffordshire next week. Aileen Greenfield (pictured) from Pyecombe, Sussex will defend her title, when the action gets underway on Monday, 13 May. But local interest will focus on the county’s two senior internationals, Julie Brown of Trentham and Sue Spencer of Whittington Heath. Brown is a past winner of English and British titles while Spencer was a semi-finalist in this event last year and finished third on the English senior women’s order of merit. Meanwhile the host club is fielding three players: Anita Morley, Susan Simmons and Helen Peters. In addition, Annette Deeley will represent South Staffordshire and Christine Fisher is another Whittington Heath member. The field features a host of leading players from across the country. Aileen Greenfield emerged as the convincing winner last year, having previously been runner-up in three national championships. Alongside her in the field is Cheshire’s Cath Rawthore (Sale), last year’s runner-up, a past champion and the 2018 winner of the senior women’s order of merit. Leicestershire’s Helen Lowe (Scraptoft) is another past title holder, as well as the winner of the 2018 English Senior Women’s Stroke Play. Nottinghamshire’s Carol Wild (Notts Ladies) will return to defend her title in the over 60s Ann Howard Trophy. The players will be challenged by Enville’s Highgate course, a blend of heathland and woodland which hosted regional Open qualifying from 2007 to 2011. The club has also hosted the English U14 Boys’ Reid Trophy and the Girls’ British Amateur Championship. The senior women’s championship starts with the full field playing 18 holes on each of the first two days. The top 32 players with the lowest scores qualify for the championship flight for the Wendy Taylor Salver. The player with the 16 lowest scores, who are 60 or over, qualify for the flight two Ann Howard Trophy. Players choose in advance which flight they’d like to play in. The finals of both flights will be played on Friday, 17 May. Click here for more information and tee times, with news and live scoring during the championship. Image copyright Leaderboard Photography Tags: Enville, Senior Women’s Amateurlast_img read more

John Erwin Remodeling – Advice for Working with Your Contractor

first_imgA lot of us have mixed feelings about working with a contractor. For whatever reason we think they’re out to scam us. We forget that many in the construction business are honest people who depend on word of mouth for their livelihood.“Once you’ve signed that contract it’s time to let your guard down,” says John Erwin. He’s been in the business for 20 years and knows a thing or two about what works. “We need to work as a team. The homeowner is just as important in the process and if you don’t work as a team that’s when people butt heads or get confused.”That means being clear with what you want and asking lots of questions. Don’t assume your contractor knows everything you’re thinking. However, once you’ve explained your needs it’s a good idea to relax and your contractor work. You can always check on progress and make sure things are being done to your standards.Of course this means you’ve already picked a contractor you like and trust. A good relationship is critical to helping the project be a success. To see John’s advice about picking a contractor click on the link.For more information about John Erwin Remodeling visit the website or give them a call at 360-705-2938. Facebook4Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

MS Dhoni reveals reasoning behind choosing bowlers for ‘bowl-out’ against Pakistan in the 2007…

first_imgAdvertisement 5rkNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsorgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2eh1qx( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) nv57sWould you ever consider trying this?😱6hlCan your students do this? 🌚8arnRoller skating! Powered by Firework Mahendra Singh Dhoni is someone whose display of emotions is a rare sight but the former Indian skipper confirmed that his passion and feelings are just like anyone else’s and he is good at controlling himself better than most. The ‘Captain Cool’ of India is now is on a sabbatical since India’s semifinal exit from the World Cup in July.Advertisement The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman on Wednesday, made his first commercial appearance after the semi-final loss and opened up on several topics of his career.Advertisement “I am like everyone else but I control my emotions better than some of the other individuals,” Dhoni, said.“I would say, I feel equally frustrated. I also feel angry at times, disappointed. But what is important is that none of these feelings are constructive.”Advertisement “What needs to be done right now is more important than any of these emotions? Once I get into it, I am controlling my emotions in a much better way,” he added.He then recalled about that famous ‘Bowl Out’ against Pakistan in the 2007 ICC World T20 in South Africa.“There was something particular about that World Cup. The ‘Bowl-Out’ was one of the things. I remember we would go for practice. Before every practice session, we would practice ‘Bowl Out’ before or after the warm-up.”“We said it very clear, it is for fun but at the same time, whoever hits the wicket most number of times, we will use him if the situation arises. So it has got nothing to do with a bowler, It’s like a performance thing and we will keep doing it everyday and whoever has the best hit-ratio are the ones who will be used,” Dhoni informed. Advertisementlast_img read more

Fraser drops 32 to lead Wolves past Bombers; LVR wins Jr Girls clash

first_imgLiam Fraser scored a game-high 32 points, including seven three-pointers, to lead the Grand Forks Wolves to a convincing 64-26 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers in West Kootenay Junior Boy’s Basketball action Wednesday afternoon at the Hangar.Fraser broke open a close game at halftime, scoring 18 points in the second half, 12 points coming from behind the arc as LVR struggled to apply any pressure on the Grand Forks shooting guard with its zone defence.Grand Forks led 12-8 after one period and 25-18 at recess.last_img

Gareth fits Utd and Spurs – the first England boss in decades to enhance his rep

first_imgHe has been full of admiration for English players who have gone overseas — quick to reward Jadon Sancho with a call-up after his move to Borussia Dortmund and recall Kieran Trippier after he joined Atletico Madrid.Southgate’s horizons are broad and his career trajectory is rising.Sometimes it simply helps if you stay to the end. Manchester United and Tottenham are two clubs where his face certainly fits.The job of genuinely restructuring United — a task never properly taken on in the post-Ferguson era — would appeal to him especially.Southgate’s key managerial credentials are an emphasis on passing football, promoting youth, an ability to make tough calls decisively and the emotional intelligence to deal with elite players.These all make him a strong candidate for a major club role — despite his lack of Champions League experience and the continued snobbery of many big-six fans towards English managers.It has been instructive to hear both Southgate and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talk about Marcus Rashford recently.Solskjaer spoke with vagueness about his struggling forward — ‘He wants to play on the left, through the middle, as a No 10, as a right winger’.Meanwhile Southgate spoke far more analytically — how Rashford was best as a “wide raider”, playing through the inside-left channel and how he had to utilise his blistering pace more effectively rather than dropping back in search of the ball.It was one small example but a typical one. Southgate often has a clearer vision of a player’s abilities than their own club managers.2 Rashford was picked on the weekend despite an inconsistent start to the seasonCredit: Getty Images – GettyIt will all be a matter of timing, of course. The United job may fall vacant too early for him, as Solskjaer struggles. The Spurs job may not be available soon enough.Yet Mauricio Pochettino is clearly restless — and should he go next summer, without Spurs winning a trophy, might Harry Kane, by then nearly 27, start seriously considering his own future?Perhaps not if Southgate — who made him England captain and in whom he trusts implicity — were to replace the Argentinian.Should neither job be available, Southgate would be keen to move abroad — despite his own lack of foreign language skills.Latest Football NewsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight title TWO interesting facts about Gareth Southgate: he never gets to a match late and he never leaves early.You’ll remember all those other England managers turning up at Premier League games, casting an eye over one or two native players, then heading off after 70 or 80 minutes to beat the traffic.2 Southgate takes charge of England against Kosovo on TuesdayCredit: EPANot Southgate, though. Southgate is in the boardroom before and after matches, and he tends to do a lot of listening, gleaning information, building relationships, occasionally offering an opinion if asked.And he usually attends matches alone, so that he finds conversation with club officials and other key footballing figures.Southgate doesn’t take this approach to further his own career beyond England.But next summer, when he’s likely to be on the market, there will be few Premier League directors who do not know, admire and trust Southgate.Managing England has never been a stepping stone to the stars.After leaving the “impossible job” Sam Allardyce and Roy Hodgson both found their next employment at Crystal Palace, Sven-Goran Eriksson and Kevin Keegan at pre-Abu Dhabi Manchester City.Fabio Capello and Terry Venables moved on to lesser national roles with Russia and Australia.Glenn Hoddle turned up at Southampton, Graham Taylor at second-tier Wolves and Steve McClaren perfected his comedy Dutch accent with FC Twente.But as the first England boss for more than 20 years to fully enhance his reputation in the position, Southgate is likely to be different.The England manager was relegated with Middlesbrough in his only previous club job — though he was fresh out of the dressing room and in charge of a club tightening belts, having overspent.In 2013, Southgate failed an interview at League One Sheffield United for being “too nice”.Try telling that to Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart, Jack Wilshere, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker and many other players treated with ruthlessness these past three years.Gareth Southgate says England fans should be hugely excited by our young playersSouthgate has made it clear that, while he is 100 per cent committed to leading England into the Euro 2020 finals, he is unlikely to continue beyond that tournament.The Three Lions chief will turn 50 this time next year and will have been out of club management since his 30s.He also has a strong bond with his No 2 Steve Holland, who is effectively in a part-time role and itching to get back on a club training ground. While Southgate’s focus will remain, his sense of ambition — just like that ruthless streak — is easily underestimated.So, especially if his England reign continues to flourish, Southgate will hold realistic hopes for a top-six job next season.last_img read more

Neymar calls Barca president a ‘joke’

first_imgHotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brazilian forward Neyma. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANONeymar labelled Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu a “joke” as the war of wards between Barcelona’s beleaguered board and the Brazilian star continued on Tuesday.In interviews with Catalan newspapers Mundo Deportivo and Sport, Bartomeu claimed Barca would be better off without Neymar this season following his world record 222 million euro ($263.7 million) move to Paris Saint-Germain.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. La Liga has asked UEFA to investigate both PSG and City for breaches of financial fair play rules.“Qatar and Abu Dhabi are two countries that have two clubs,” added Bartomeu.“If Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Real Madrid or Arsenal buy a player from you, you know (the money) comes from football.“But these two clubs distort the market.”Bartomeu also insisted a four-year contract extension for Lionel Messi has been signed by the player’s agent and father, Jorge Horacio Messi.Barca announced an agreement with the five-time World Player of the Year in July, but Messi himself is yet to put pen to paper amid rumours he is unhappy with the running of the club.Messi’s current deal expires in 2018 meaning he could leave Barca for free next summer.“It is all agreed and signed,” Bartomeu added.“There are three contracts: one with Messi’s foundation, that is signed by the president of the foundation and the player’s brother; a contract with Leo Messi’s image rights, that his father and administrator of his company have signed; and the work contract that Leo’s father has signed.” Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Bartomeu also criticised Neymar and his father and agent Neymar Sr’s exit strategy.“This president is a joke,” Neymar replied in a comment about the news on social media site Instagram.A vote of no confidence motion has been launched by former Barca presidential candidate Agusti Benedito that could oust Bartomeu if it receives enough support from the club’s members in the coming weeks.Neymar’s departure sparked a shopping spree from Barca, who landed 20-year-old French winger Ousmane Dembele for an initial 105 million euro fee from Borussia Dortmund and Paulinho for 40 million from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.However, Barca missed out on a host of other targets, including Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, blaming the rampant inflation in the transfer market caused by PSG and Abu Dhabi-backed Manchester City.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitecenter_img Williams edges Kvitova for 1st US Open semifinal since 2010 Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay With Bartomeu’s handling of Barca’s haphazard transfer policy being heavily criticised, he described the loss of Neymar as an “opportunity” for Barca to rebuild their midfield rather than pile resources into a superstar front three of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.“The trident was very good but it had its consequences,” Bartomeu told Sport.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It is an opportunity to return to the collective football in the middle of the field, which traditionally was Barca’s strength.“It is an opportunity, with a new coach, a new project. We need to stop being pessimistic!” Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View commentslast_img read more

Knicks announce hiring of David Fizdale as new coach

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Rafael Nadal in middle of football controversy in Madrid Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident FILE- In this March 11, 2017, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale calls to players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Memphis, Tenn. A person with knowledge of the details said Thursday, May 3, 2018, that the New York Knicks have agreed to hire Fizdale as their new coach. The former Grizzlies coach will replace Jeff Hornacek, who was fired last month after two seasons. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)NEW YORK — David Fizdale has been hired as coach of the Knicks, saying he is hoping to “build the type of winning team the passionate fans of New York will be proud of.”The Knicks announced the hiring Monday after agreeing to terms with the former Memphis Grizzlies coach last week. They plan to introduce Fizdale at a news conference Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Fizdale, 43, also was an assistant for four seasons in Atlanta and one in Golden State.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Fizdale went 50-51 with the Grizzlies, leading them to the postseason in his only full season before getting fired early last year after clashing with star center Marc Gasol. He becomes the 29th coach in franchise history, hoping to lead the Knicks out of what is now a five-year postseason drought.He replaces Jeff Hornacek, who lasted two seasons in New York before getting fired hours after the season finale.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 crownThe Knicks cited Fizdale’s leadership, experience and expertise in player development in a news release announcing the hiring. Fizdale spent eight years as an assistant in Miami, helping the Heat win two NBA titles.“I appreciate the enormous responsibility it is to coach the Knicks and am ready to give my all to build the type of winning team the passionate fans of New York will be proud of,” he said in the release. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READlast_img read more

My worst time? This is not even close, says beaten Sharapova

first_imgThose traumatic days have long since given way to one of sport’s most powerful rags-to-riches stories which has seen Sharapova earn a personal fortune estimated to be in the region of $200 million.But despite her sense of perspective on Monday’s defeat, there remain question marks over whether or not Sharapova will ever return to the peak of her powers.The last of her five Grand Slam titles came at Roland Garros in 2014 with the period since interrupted by a 14-month doping ban.She made the fourth round at the US Open last year in her first Slam since her return, the third round in Australia in January and quarter-finals in Paris before a first round exit at Wimbledon in July.That loss to Vitalia Diatchenko, the world number 132 at the time, at the All England Club was her first opening round Wimbledon defeat and earliest Grand Slam exit in eight years.ADVERTISEMENT “What’s challenging is when you’re a teenager and you have a few hundred dollars and you’ve got no sense of the future, you don’t know where you’re going to end up. You just have a dream,” said Sharapova.“I think that’s a lot tougher than being 31 years old and having the opportunity to do whatever I want in my life.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Sharapova, speaking after losing 6-4, 6-3 to Carla Suarez Navarro on Monday, was referring to the time when at seven years old, she left Russia for Florida.She and father Yuri spoke no English when they arrived in the United States while visa restrictions prevented the young Sharapova from seeing her mother Yelena for two years. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum On Monday, Sharapova was attempting to reach the quarter-finals in New York for the first time since 2012.But she ran into an inspired Suarez Navarro who marked her 30th birthday with a second win in five meetings against the Russian.The defeat was also Sharapova’s first in 23 matches played under the Flushing Meadows lights — 22 of those on the showpiece Arthur Ashe Stadium.‘I’ve done plenty’She is adamant that her best days are still ahead of her.However, her performances at the US Open this year exposed serious flaws.In her four matches, she served up 32 double faults and dropped serve 15 times.She carved out a tournament-leading 49 break points but converted only 21, a success rate of 43 percent.Her bitterest rival Serena Williams, after four rounds, has just nine double faults and has been broken only three times.The American has a 62 percent conversion rate on break points at 18 of 29. “If I didn’t have the belief to keep doing this and to keep having the motivation and the grind of doing this every day in order to get myself in these positions, I don’t think I would be here,” said Sharapova.“I think I’ve done plenty in my career, established a lot for myself personally, professionally.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Federer stunned by 55th-ranked Millman in US Open 4th Round Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Maria Sharapova, of Russia, waits for Jelena Ostapenko, of Latvia, to serve during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)Maria Sharapova laughed off suggestions that losing in the US Open fourth round represented the toughest period of her life.That, she insists, came when she arrived in the United States with her father — but without her mother — and just $700 in their pockets.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more

‘God Is Angry with Liberia’

first_imgMore than 100 Bishops, Pastors, General Overseers, Prophets, Evangelists and other Ministers of the Gospel, under the auspices of the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC), converged Wednesday at the edifice of the St. Stephen Episcopal Church on 10th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia, to deliberate on the Church’s role in and response to the Ebola epidemic.The meeting was called by Archbishop Jonathan B.B. Hart, President of the LCC, who was also recently elected and enthroned Archbishop of the Internal Province of West Africa.At the meeting were mainstream church leaders such as Archbishop of the Catholic Church of Liberia, Lewis Zeiglier, first vice president of the LCC, Rt. Reverend Dr. Kortu Brown, as well as representatives of other Christian associations with whom the LCC collaborated in organizing the meeting.The Pentecostal Fellowship Union of Liberia, Liberia Fellowship of Full Gospel Ministers, Association of Evangelicals of Liberia, Prophetic Call to Ministers, Christian Community in Liberia, Apostolic World Christian Fellowship, were all represented.The meeting was expected to discuss and consider an enhanced spiritual response by the church in Liberia to the prevailing Ebola virus.The men of God, meanstream Episcopalians and non-denominational evangelicals alike, unanimously endorsed the following resolution:That God is angry with Liberia, and that Ebola is a plague. Liberians have to pray and seek God’s forgiveness over the corruption and immoral acts (such as homosexualism, etc.) that continue to penetrate our society. As Christians, we must repent and seek God’s forgiveness. That a three-day indoor fast and prayer across the nation be observed, commencing next Wednesday, August 6th, and concluding Friday, August 8th.That an inter-denominational committee be constituted to present said resolution to government. That if government is in agreement, the Republic of Liberia be locked up for three days of fast and prayer. All movement should be restricted during those three days. People should stay at home for three days of silence, fasting and prayer.Said committee plans to present its resolution to the Liberian leadership today, July 31st.Relatedly, the  Roman Catholic faithful in Liberia, Wednesday ended a three-day prayer call made by Archbishop Lewis Jerome Zeigler, of the Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia.Last Sunday, Archbishop Zeigler in a Homily during Mass at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Monrovia, called on all members of the Catholic Church in Liberia to observe three days of serious prayers, using the Holy Rosary for God’s intervention to bring remedy to the Ebola epidemic.Rt. Rev. Zeigler urged Christians, especially Catholics, to knock on the door of God. “The Church has used faithful and truthful prayers to God for intervention in our lives in times of peace, war or famine. Let us not miss this opportunity to pray together and go to God in the spirit of humility and repentance,” he admonished Catholics.The Catholic prelate warned that Liberia has a very heavy load to carry, and called on all Liberians to unitedly shoulder that burden.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more