Utah Men’s Basketball’s Branden Carlson Earns Pac-12 Freshman of the Week Award

first_img Brad James February 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball’s Branden Carlson Earns Pac-12 Freshman of the Week Award Tags: Utah Men’s Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN FRANCISCO-Monday, University of Utah men’s basketball freshman center Branden Carlson was named the Pac-12 freshman of the week posting 10.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game in wins over Stanford and California.Carlson, a product of Bingham High School and native of South Jordan, Utah, is the second Ute to win conference freshman of the week honors. Utes star guard Rylan Jones earned the honor January 27.In posting 8 blocked shots February 6 in a 64-56 win over Stanford in overtime, Carlson became one of four freshmen in Division I to block 8 shots in a game this season.The others are Long Beach State center Joshua Morgan, USC forward Onyeka Okongwu and Tennessee-Martin center Eric Rustin.last_img read more

COVID-19: Indonesian churches alter Good Friday services to avoid spreading virus

first_imgAccording to Merry, the Communion of Churches in Indonesia (PGI) has offered three alternatives for Good Friday observances this year; congregants could observe the day in their respective homes, observance could be postponed until the end of the crisis, or services could be performed together online. “We have also read some theological references and have received suggestions from other pastors of the GMIT. But in the end, we decided to postpone the eucharist ritual of the upcoming Good Friday until the outbreak ends,” Merry said, adding that making the decision was not easy as many of the church’s congregants felt uneasy about the interruptions to Holy Week services.She said, however, that celebrating Easter during a pandemic should make the faithful feel even more gratitude for Christ’s sacrifice. “If, now, we are postponing the Lord’s Supper, it is because we believe that God’s blessing will keep flowing into our lives despite the postponement,” she said.Meanwhile, Christians in Manado, North Sulawesi will also experience different Good Friday services. The Christian Evangelical Church in Minahasa (GMIM) has said that Good Friday will be observed from home through online streaming.“The ritual will be guided from the church and will be streamed to houses,” GMIM head Carry Mamusung said on Monday.“This decision was made after a coordination meeting with the North Sulawesi provincial administration, the regional leaders’ forum and religious leaders in light of the recent situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic,” GMIM synod council chairman Hein Arina said.The absence of congregational activities did not reduce the value of worship, he added. “It is only the place that is different than usual, but the value of our worship is not determined by whether we do it at home or at church.”Arina acknowledged that the COVID-19 pandemic had disrupted the church’s religious activities but that every effort to end the pandemic had to be implemented.The diocese of Manado has issued a circular regarding pastoral activities during the COVID-19 outbreak, which includes the cancellation of non-mandatory congregational activities and the postponement of mandatory ones.“The [mandatory] liturgical activities can also be performed through live streaming,” Manado Bishop Benedictus ER Untu said.Several celebrations during Holy Week, the bishop said, would still involve churches and chapels with some adjustments to avoid crowds.Topics : The COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia has made the logistics of the services more complicated.The Christian Evangelical Church in Timor (GMIT) in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, for example, has decided to postpone its Lord’s Supper ritual, which was slated to take place during this week’s Good Friday observance.GMIT earlier canceled its Palm Sunday service to curb the spread of COVID-19. “The GMIT synodal assembly has decided that the performance of the Lord’s Supper ritual during Holy Week and Easter this year is postponed. We made the decision after much conversation, debate, prayer and reflection,” GMIT head Merry Kolimon told journalists in Kupang on Tuesday.   Churches across Indonesia have made adjustments to their approaching Good Friday services to adhere to social distancing measures and slow the spread of COVID-19.According to the 2010 census, about 7 percent of Indonesia’s population is Protestant – a grouping of a number of denominations – while 3 percent is Catholic. Several provinces have a majority-Christian population, including East Nusa Tenggara, North Sulawesi, Papua and West Papua.Most denominations of Christianity observe Good Friday, which commemorates the day that Jesus Christ was crucified. last_img read more

February 26, 2019 Police Blotter

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The big matches of 1320 Heat

first_imgTODAY’S 1320 Heat rematch event at South Dakota Circuit, Timehri, has a lot of fans talking about the best matchups for the event.Race-time is 10:00hrs and here are some of the battles that could keep the crowd on their feet:Team Mohamed’s Goliath GTR vs Mad Dog Toyota Supra.There was a lot of controversy surrounding this one at the end of the last event with Team Mohamed’s Goliath suffering mechanical issues, and the Mad Dog Supra of S&D Performance not coming to the line either. Still, this is one that will have fans on the edge of their seats.Both cars were running down in the 8-second brackets at the last outing and it would make for a close contest should they line up again. Unofficial times seen by sportshubgy show both cars have gotten faster from the last instalment but a clear winner will be decided on October 20.S&D Performance Toyota Caldina vs Transpacific Toyota AlteezaThroughout the years, the Toyota Caldina of Sean Persaud has undergone a transformation into arguably one of the most eye-catching locally built machines on the quarter-mile. Unfortunately, mechanical issues forced him out of the last encounter but sources have confirmed that he is back and better than ever.Boasting possibly the fastest 3sGTE across the 592, Persaud’s Caldina is definitely a machine that fans want to see run. We at sportshubgy feel that an apt match for the four-cylinder beast is that of the Transpacific Alteeza, another locally built beast that has been making waves and also smoke clouds.The transformation of the Alteeza has not been a smooth road but it has definitely come a long way from not making it past rounds one and two. Still, their battle would generate much debateAvi Samaroo Mitsubishi Evo vs Jason Gonzalves Honda CivicThe long battle of all-wheel drive versus two-wheel drive has waged through the ages and none underscored more than the battle between Avi Samaroo and Jason Gonzalves.Samaroo’s Mitsubishi Evolution has ‘one-upped’ Gonzalves Honda Civic for the 12-second trophy but word on the street is that the Gonzalves camp returned to the drawing board for more speed and has found it. While in the eyes of some, it might be a mismatch, sometimes it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog.Transpacific Toyota Alteeza vs Peter Daby Mazda RX7 (second generation)Another age-old battle has been that of the Rotary versus Piston engine argument. While some feel that has long been won by the latter, Peter Daby’s Mazda RX7 second generation has certainly reopened that debate locally.When it arrived on the scene earlier this year, the RX7 brought back memories of a time when a rotary was the thing to beat. Lining up alongside one of the most iconic piston engines ever created in the 2JZ will surely be a battle that all petrol heads will enjoy.Transpacific Toyota Alteeza vs Mad Dog Toyota Supra There isn’t much to say here. It’s simply. 2JZ versus 2JZE – a battle of who has the better 2JZ on the market and who has it in the best set-up. On one hand, there is the mad dog Supra and the other is Transpacific Alteeza. While they have never run competitively, there is a rumbling that one is willing to call the other out.Godzilla vs the clockThe Team Mohamed’s white GTR, known as Godzilla, is definitely going to be a crowd-puller and there will be many lining up to challenge it. But the biggest thing that it will face on the 1320 Heat rematch will be the clock.A few days prior to the mechanical issues that plagued it, the team had recorded a mid-seven-second time but failed to put it down on race day. The fastest strip time recorded is a 7.9 by Andy Bissesar’s Railcar at the last meet. Can Godzilla better it? We will have to wait to see.Admission for adults is $1 000 and for children $500.last_img read more