Impact Church makes a difference at Fall Festival

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! TAGSBishop Kelvin CobarisFall FestivalImpact ChurchMADPastor Hezekiah Bradford Previous articleSTEM programs turning classrooms blueNext articleMinisterial Alliances plan Gospel Music Festival Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here South Apopka Ministerial Alliance partners in alternative to trick-or-treatingA large energetic crowd of super heroes, zombies and princesses mingled with parents, law enforcement officers, community leaders and pastors on Halloween evening at the MAD Movement Fall Festival held at Wheatley Park in South Apopka. Impact Church partnered with The South Apopka Ministerial Alliance to put on the event that was billed as an alternative to children trick-or-treating by themselves on a potentially dangerous night. The children enjoyed a petting farm, rode a pony, rode on trains, shot baskets, played in a bounce house, got their faces painted and showed-off their costumes. There was also free food, drinks, music and participation from the Apopka Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.And it was all to provide a safe place for the children of Apopka.But Kelvin Cobaris, the Lead Pastor at Impact Church, took it a step further than just a safe place. The MAD movement stands for “Make A Difference” and according to Cobaris, that’s exactly what they did.“This is an example of making a difference in our community,” he said. “We can talk about the violence, we can talk about the issues, we can talk about the problems, but all we’re doing then is talking. Some people asked me why are you having a festival on Halloween as a church? And the answer is I’d much rather our young people be in a park in a secure environment than on the streets trick-or-treating when this is one of the highest crime nights of the year. I would urge all churches to get out of your four walls and into your community.”According to Cobaris, sponsors of the event included The Impact Church, Apopka Mayor Joe Kilshiemer, Apopka City Commissioner Kyle Becker, Sheriff Jerry Demings and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Michael McKinley and the Apopka Police Department, Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh, Orange County Clerk of the Court Tiffany Moore-Russell, Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph, Chief Val Demings, the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance, Rod Love, Evelyn Jewett, Eric Dubois, Eric Jackson, and a host of volunteers and other donors. Love, the former Chairman of the Apopka Community Task Force Against Violence, was eager to be a sponsor of the event.“This is about community,” he said. “This is about protecting our youth. I’m proud to sponsor this event.”Hezekiah Bradford, President of The South Apopka Ministerial Alliance, echoed Cobaris’ thoughts.“All of this represents what we can do together. The Festival is a safe space for the kids in a safe environment accompanied by adults. Instead of going door-to-door with kids walking where it’s not safe, we just want to make it more of a safe space opportunity. We want to work with the community.” Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Second journalist murdered in Rio de Janeiro state in less than a month

first_img June 21, 2019 Second journalist murdered in Rio de Janeiro state in less than a month Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Organisation RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Barros, 31, was gunned down in cold blood on a street in Maricá on the evening of 18 June. Two individuals approached him as he was about to get into his car and fatally shot him three times. BrazilAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expressionViolence Reports “The perpetrators and instigators of Romário da Silva Barros’s murder must be identified and brought to justice without delay,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “His murder is an attack on free speech and all journalists in the region. They are extremely vulnerable and are working in a particularly dangerous environment that fosters self-censorship. Following these two murders, the authorities in Maricá must take urgent measures to step up protection for journalists.” According to federal government figures, Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s deadliest state for journalists. Of the 64 murders of journalists in Brazil since 1998, no fewer than 13 have taken place in Rio de Janeiro state, more than in any other. Follow the news on Brazil Barros was the founder and owner of Lei Seca Maricá, a website on which he reported local news, especially crime stories. The Rio de Janeiro state police say they think his murder could have been premeditated and politically motivated. Brazil is ranked 105th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, three places lower than in 2018. April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about the vulnerability of journalists in Rio de Janeiro state after local news website editor and reporter Romário da Silva Barros this week became the second journalist to be murdered in the space of a month in Maricá, a coastal city just to the east of the city of Rio de Janeiro. BrazilAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expressionViolence News to go further 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF calls on the authorities to reinforce protection for journalists as a matter of the utmost urgency. His murder came less than a month after Robson Giorno, the owner of Jornal O Maricá, an online newspaper covering local news and politics, was gunned down in an ambush outside his Maricá home on the night of 25 May. News April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

London’s An American in Paris Announces Full Cast

first_img View Comments Leanne Cope in ‘An American in Paris'(Photo: Angela Sterling) ‘S Wonderful! Full casting has been announced for the West End production of An American in Paris, which as previously reported will be led by the tuner’s original Broadway stars, Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope. British national treasure Jane Asher, Haydn Oakley and more have been tapped for the production, which will begin performances on March 4, 2017. Opening night is set for March 21 at the Dominion Theatre. Along with Fairchild and Cope reprising their roles as Jerry Mulligan and Lise Dassin, respectively, Asher (Alfie) will appear as Madame Baurel, with Haydn Oakley (Sunset Boulevard) as Henri Baurel, Zoë Rainey (Romeo and Juliet) as Milo Davenport and David Seadon-Young (Ghost The Musical) as Adam Hochberg. Ashley Day (The Book of Mormon) will be the alternate Jerry Mulligan and is set to officially replace Fairchild on June 19.Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon, the tuner tells the tale of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.An American in Paris features music by George and Ira Gershwin with a book by Craig Lucas. The show includes the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “‘S Wonderful,” “But Not For Me,” “Stairway to Paradise,” “Our Love Is Here To Stay,” “They Can’t Take That Away” and orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “2nd Prelude,” “2nd Rhapsody” and “An American In Paris.” The score has been adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher.The company will also feature Julian Forsyth and Ashley Andrews, as well as Sophie Apollonia, Zoe Arshamian, Sarah Bakker, James Barton, Alicia Beck, Chrissy Brooke, James Butcher, Jonathan Caguioa, Jennifer Davison, Katie Deacon, Rebecca Fennelly, Sebastian Goffin, Alyn Hawke, Nicky Henshall, Genevieve Heron, Amy Hollins, Frankie Jenna, Justin-Lee Jones, Robin Kent, Kristen McGarrity, Julia J. Nagle, Daniela Norman, Aaron Smyth, Todd Talbot, Max Westwell, Jack Wilcox, Carrie Willis, Stuart Winter and Liam Wrate.last_img read more

Head Coach Lawrence says T&T need change in mentality

first_imgCLEVELAND, Ohio, (CMC) – Head coach Dennis Lawrence has called for a change of mentality in the Trinidad and Tobago side following their heavy 6-0 drubbing at the hands of giants United States last weekend.They trailed just 1-0 at the half-time break but capitulated in the second to concede five goals in their Group D encounter of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at FirstEnergy Stadium.“How can you be so good for 65 minutes and so awful for the last 25 minutes, which is a bit of a surprise,” a stony-faced Lawrence complained.“But that’s our mentality, we have to change the mentality and we have to learn to stand up and fight. So 65 minutes [of good football] but not good enough.”He continued: “I thought we lost concentration, we started to go gung-ho to see if we could get back into the game. That’s not the way we do things. You have to stay organised and believe that what you were doing, which was working, is going to get you back into the game and we just lost all focus. “People started to go gung-ho, leave runners and in the end we paid the price.”T&T were solid in the first half and had a couple of chances to take the lead but spurned them. The misses chances came back to haunt the Caribbean side with half-time approaching when Aaron Long scored in the 41st to put the USA in front.In the second half, Trinidad held their own inside the first 20 minutes, Levi Garcia shooting over after finding himself in an excellent position to equalise.Yet again, T&T paid dearly as the USA then scored five goals in a devastating 24-minute period to run out easy winners.“At half-time I said to the boys ‘we’re right in this’ because that’s the way I felt in the first half,” Lawrence pointed out.“We showed good energy, good enthusiasm, I thought we were well organised, we kept some of their key players off danger positions – we didn’t allow (Michael) Bradley to get on the ball, we didn’t allow Christian (Pulisic) to get into good spaces and we did our job.  “So at half-time I was very confident that we had a chance in the game. Like I said before, up until the 65th minute, everything was going fine and then we just totally collapsed, lost concentration and that’s our mentality we have to change.”The defeat was T&T’s second following their opening loss to Panama last Tuesday in St Paul’s, Minnesota.Already eliminated and with one match remaining against fellow Caribbean Football Union side, Guyana, Lawrence assured there would be changes for the encounter in Kansas City on Wednesday.“I think when you lose a game in that manner you have to expect changes, so there’s definitely going to be changes,” he stressed.“We need to now start thinking forward and put this behind our backs as quickly as possible.”last_img read more

USC swimming and diving posts strong showing at Pac-10s

first_imgThe No. 6 USC women’s swimming and diving team took third place overall in the Pac-10 championships, finishing behind Stanford and California.Strong performance · Over the weekend, junior Katinka Hosszu was named Pac-10 Swimmer of the Meet after posting first-place finishes in the 200 individual medley, 400 individual medley and 200-yard butterfly. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan The Trojans took home eight titles from the competition, one off the school record for Pac-10 wins (nine wins in 2003).“I am proud of the fact that we came away with eight individual championships, by far the most in nearly a decade,” said USC coach Dave Salo. “Those eight wins can turn into eight wins at the NCAA championships which attests to the perennial strength of the Pac-10 conference.”USC started off on a positive note, ending the first day of the Pac-10s tied for second place with Stanford.As the meet progressed, No. 4 Cal led the rankings during the opening competition, but by Saturday, No. 1 Stanford had managed to come back and take its second-straight Pac-10 title.Though USC did not take home the Pac-10 title, it swept the individual titles.Junior Katinka Hosszu was named Swimmer of the Meet, while junior Victoria Ishimatsu was named Diver of the Meet. Junior Harrison Jones, who participated in the men’s diving Pac-10 championships that also took place last week, was named men’s Diver of the Meet.“I’m really happy with my times and placements,” Hosszu said. “I hope I can be faster at NCAAs and I’m excited to see how much faster I can go.”Hosszu won three titles, the 200-meter and 400-meter individual medleys and the 200-yard butterfly, while sophomore Haley Anderson won two in the 500- and 1560-yard free.Senior Lyndsay DePaul also finished strong for the team on Saturday, taking second place behind Hosszu in the 200-yard butterfly.Although the Women of Troy stressed that the Pac-10s are not as important to the team as the NCAA competition coming up in two weeks, their third place finish was significant. To some, it is an indicator of what they can do better at NCAAs.“It’s good we have this meet so we know what we need to improve in two weeks,” Hosszu said. “For example, I know I was slow on a couple of turns, so I can work on that. Hopefully we can improve and do much better at NCAAs.”The NCAA competition will be March 17-19 in Austin, Texas. The team has high hopes for the last competition of its season.“We had a strong showing at the Pac-10 conference championships and finished third to two very strong teams,” Salo said. “We are looking to move into the top 5 at NCAAs in a few weeks.”last_img read more