On the ad-hoc committee set up by the football –ruling body to investigate the death of Nasarawa United FC player Chineme Martins and recommend appropriate safety, security and medical measures in the interest of the domestic game, Pinnick disclosed that the panel has finished its field work. “The committee has worked to an appreciable level; done with its report. The members have done a great job in a short time and I must commend them. “I am however, worried that the family of the late player has so far refused to give the go-ahead for autopsy to be done on the corpse.” While stating that the football body has stayed in contact with overseas –based players of the National Teams and can assure that they are all doing well at this delicate time, Pinnick declared that the body has given Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Mr. Gernot Rohr some conditions for the renewal of his contract. “We have told him (Rohr) he must live in Nigeria, and that his salary will be paid in Naira (the Nigeria currency). He must go round League venues and see how he can nurture the players. If he is able to accept, we have a deal. read also:NFF President, Pinnick pays condolence visit to late Kaka’s family “We will seek legal opinions on international coaches’ contracts. We shall also seek the opinion of the Sports Ministry. He should get the contract (with the new conditions) in about a week’s time so that he can revert after studying it.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 On a breakfast programme on Arise TV on Monday, Pinnick said: “I want to commend the Federal Government for the efforts so far in tackling this pandemic. The Government’s strategy across all the States of the Federation has paid off and it is incumbent on all of us citizens to join the global army to fight this virus off the planet Earth. “On our part at the NFF. We are working with stakeholders, taking a cue from (world football –governing body) FIFA to intervene in certain areas. “As an individual, I have a foundation by the name Brownhill Foundation, which has taken measures to support what the Government is doing, but we don’t want to talk about this. We are doing what we can in Delta and Lagos States and some other places.” On the impact of the pandemic on the Nigeria football sector, with the game having been shut down since 19th March 2020, Pinnick stated: “We will sit down with our (official premium) partners AITEO with regards to the AITEO Cup competition, to see how we can still put this year’s edition together. “There is also the AITEO/NFF Awards (in its third edition). This year’s edition is meant to celebrate the Super Falcons. We have plans to celebrate them but we don’t know how to go about it. So, we will sit down with our sponsors to figure things out.” Loading… Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Only The Chosen Ones Can Appear On-Screen Even After Their Death8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To WorstWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has lauded the efforts of the Federal Government in containing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, describing measures taken so far as “effective and re-assuring”.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Wellington High School kicked off the Homecoming/Fall Festival with the parade, pep rally and bonfire. For more pictures of Thursday night’s festivities, including several of the decorated downtown businesses click here.The bonfire was Wellington’s newest homecoming event. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wellington Youth Football walks during the parade.The WHS band marches in step.Coach Tyler Ryan peps up the crowd.Dr. Seuss is the theme of this year’s homecoming.Let’s keep the fire burning tonight against Andale, Wellington!Follow us on Twitter. read more
Commentary by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow â€” The Kentucky county clerk who is in jail for contempt of court after refusing to hand out marriage licenses to gay couples is not a victim of religious persecution.James JordanShe is an elected official and has sworn to follow the law and uphold the law. She does not like the law that makes gay marriage legal, that’s fair enough. But that is her job.Â She was jailed for contempt of court, but offered releases if she would not try to stop others in her office from issuing the licenses. She refused. So now she is in jail by choice.People on both sides are trying to make this into a big issue, but it just bothers me for her to play the religious persecution card. It also bothers me for politicians to say this means Christians are now under attack.The Christian thing for her to do â€“ from a Biblical perspective â€“ would be to resign. Maybe then she could say she lost her job for her religious beliefs. As it is, she is just disobeying the law and getting lots of publicity.Right leaning politicians are saying its religious persecution and praising her for standing up for her beliefs.Would they do the same for a Quaker who refused to issue concealed carry permits for religious reasons? What if she were refusing marriage licenses to interracial couples? There was a time when people felt this was morally wrong.The list of possibilities is endless. This is far different than an individual standing up for his or her beliefs. As an elected public official, you have a duty to fulfill your role regardless of your beliefs. You cannot have an orderly society if officials can break the law because of their beliefs.The second thing, and perhaps more importantly, the whole religious persecution thing bothers me.This person was offered to be let out of jail. She is there by choice.We need to realize what real religious persecution is. There are places in the world, if you convert to Christianity, you and your family will be murdered. There are places where Christians are rounded up and shot. There are probably places where that happens to Muslims too, as well as other religions around the world.For hundreds of years people have been persecuted for their faith, killed for their faith.In the first hundred years or so of Christianity, people were fed to the lions for their faith. They were crucified, stoned, beaten and all the rest. That is what religious persecution is.The thing that marked the early Christians is, they did not object. They loved those that persecuted them, and prayed for them, like the Bible says. They suffered gladly.It is also interesting to note, that the Apostle Paul, who wrote most of the New Testament, was often in jail for his faith. He was there for preaching the gospel. Some of the books of the bible were written by the Apostle Paul as he sat in jail.He didn’t call attention to his sufferings, but rather said as a result of his being in jail the gospel was being spread to the guards and he praised God for that. He didn’t ask his friends to get him out of jail, but rather asked them to pray for those that jailed him, that they too might come to faith.There is not much similarity between the Biblical example and those playing the persecution card.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (24) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +15 Vote up Vote down Guest · 257 weeks ago Amen! If this woman was truly standing up for her beliefs, she would also be denying marriage licenses to those who have been divorced. Divorce is a much more heinous crime in the bible yet it seems to be socially acceptable in most churches. Report Reply 1 reply · active 257 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Larry · 257 weeks ago I agree totally that she should uphold the law and her religious beliefs are hers and she has they right to them. I still insist the law should be enforced and she should also have resigned. But there seems to be two standards here. The president doesn’t like a law he just decides not to enforce it. Example are the immigration laws we have. on the books, but the president refuses to have them enforced. Why is he not in jail for contempt.. I know we talk about the immigration laws should be reformed and that maybe, but until that is done, then we must enforce all laws, but that doesn’t seem to be the opinion of our president and the government at this time. Report Reply 0 replies · active 257 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 257 weeks ago Get paid to do a job, do that job. Decide you do not like it, resign. There is nothing complicated about it. This country is a huge mess today precisely because people try to foist their way of thinking on the rest of us. As for divorce being “heinous,” it is a lawful option that pries a lot of good people from abusive, irrepairable entanglements. Report Reply 0 replies · active 257 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Guest · 257 weeks ago I completely agree Anonymous. I was referring to the actual rules in the Bible not the rules we abide by today. Many individuals want to call gay marriage an abomination in the eyes of God yet they condone divorce which is also breaking biblical rules. This woman, like many others, is picking one thing and calling it “beliefs” but then ignoring the sins that she herself is guilty of. It’s dipicable that people try to cloak bigotry under the premise of being “Christian”. I believe that many abuse the institution of marriage by divorcing at the first sign of trouble but many are also freed from heinous situations by divorce. Report Reply 2 replies · active 256 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Brad · 257 weeks ago James, great article. Finally someone stands up and talks about the tough issues. Your article is all about her upholding the law with her elected position. That wasn’t the law when she was elected. But if the issue is about government officials upholding the law then what about the current administration and numerous higher elected officials of several cities allowing sanctuary cities. Then we must also talk about upholding that law. But people commenting and comparing a bad decision in divorce with a lifestyle choice is preposterous. God help us all Report Reply 3 replies · active 257 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down jjb · 257 weeks ago Why is the narrative directed how she is upholding Kentucky and Federal law because the supreme court can only rule on laws and Congress must write them? Report Reply 0 replies · active 257 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down notlla · 257 weeks ago People who have a job to do , and do not perform there, job get fired, not sent to jail. Wake up America PS I agree with her. marriage is, between a man and women. Report Reply 6 replies · active 257 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Brad · 257 weeks ago You guys are exactly right. Let’s stick to the law. Release that woman from jail, until you’re ready to hold the current administration and city leaders in San Francisco and numerous other cities to the same standards. They only enforce the laws they want to why can’t she? It’s only what every other elected official does.. end of story, no debating, facts are facts Report Reply 0 replies · active 257 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down credence · 257 weeks ago Which law has she broken? There is a law called the Defense of Marriage of Act (DOMA) currently listed in the Federal Register, a law passed by Congress. The issue here is she violated a court order, not a law. The judicial branch does not have the authority to create laws, only interpret the laws Congress has passed. Just because the Supreme Court has ruled gay marriage is legal does not make it so because the laws of the United States define marriage as a union between two people of the opposite sex. As others have posted here, if it is important to uphold the law, should we not uphold the laws as duly written and passed by Congress or just the one’s some politicians feel we should? Report Reply 0 replies · active 257 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Tom Countryman · 257 weeks ago Very well put, James. Thank you for this thoughtful piece. Those who would quote scripture on this issue perhaps should remember, “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, unto God that which is God’s.” Report Reply 0 replies · active 257 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversitySister Karin Dufault, S.P., R.N., Ph.D. will deliver the 2014 commencement address at Saint Martin’s University.Sister Karin Dufault, S.P., R.N., Ph.D., congregational leader of the Sisters of Providence religious community, will deliver the 2014 commencement address at Saint Martin’s University on Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m. in the Marcus Pavilion on the Lacey campus, 5000 Abbey Way S.E. Dufault will also receive an honorary degree in humane letters from the University.Sisters of Providence is an international, Catholic religious community that was founded in 1843 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, by Emilie Travernier-Gamelin in response to the needs of the poor, the sick and the marginalized. With its Generalate Offices in Montreal, the approximately 595 professed sisters of the community serve in nine countries: Canada, U.S., Chile, Argentina, El Salvador, Haiti, Cameroon, Egypt and Philippines.Dufault, who was born and raised in Yakima, most recently served as the provincial superior of Mother Joseph Province in Renton, Washington, from 2010 until beginning her term as congregational leader in 2012. She is former executive director of the Supportive Care Coalition: Pursuing Excellence in Palliative Care (2005 – 2009). Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the coalition is sponsored by 21 Catholic health organizations located throughout the nation to advance excellence in the care of persons with life-threatening illnesses through knowledge transfer, advocacy and partnerships.Dufault has presented lectures and workshops in the U.S. and Canada on such topics as hope, compassionate care for the dying and bereaved, care of elders, pain management, cancer care, nursing and healthcare ethics, issues surrounding healthcare access, healthcare reform, healthcare governance, nursing research, spirituality, mission and values in healthcare, and transformational leadership. She has also published articles on similar topics.“Sister Karin has been a champion of the sick and dying through her tireless devotion to healthcare ministry,” says Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D., president of Saint Martin’s University. “She most certainly serves as the quintessential model of what it means to be of service to others in such a critical area as our physical and emotional wellbeing. She is a remarkable inspiration for our graduating students, as well as for the rest of the Saint Martin’s and surrounding communities. We are very honored to have her join us for Commencement.”Dufault served from 2002 to 2005 as vice president of mission leadership for the Providence Health System, now known as Providence Health and Services, a non-profit health ministry that extends across five states — Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Southern California. Her other previous roles at Providence include working as a full-time chairperson of the organization’s board of directors, from 1991 through 2002, and as acting president and chief executive officer, from 1996 to 1997.Dufault served as administrator of the St. Elizabeth Medical Center, in Yakima, from 1987 to 1991. She was assistant administrator for Patient Care Services at Providence Medical Center in Portland, where she was also responsible for the oncology and gerontology program development, including hospice services. Other professional roles include serving as a clinical faculty member at the University of Portland School of Nursing and the Oregon Health Services University School of Nursing. Dufault also was the first nursing practice consultant for the Oregon State Board of Nursing.She completed high school at St. Joseph Academy in Yakima. Her undergraduate degrees in social science (Bachelor of Arts) and nursing (Bachelor of Science) were earned at Seattle University, in Seattle. She earned a Master of Science degree in medical/surgical nursing, as well as a doctorate (gerontology focus) from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio. Her dissertation, entitled, “Hope and Elderly Cancer Patients,” involved a participation observation study in which she spent two years caring for 35 advanced cancer patients as a clinical nurse specialist until their deaths. She completed the Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in 1985.Dufault has received numerous awards and citations, including an Honorary Doctorate in Public Service from the University of Portland (2005); Seattle University Outstanding Alumni Award (2002); Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing 1995 Professional Achievement Award; Yakima Valley Community College Distinguished Service Award (1991); Seattle University School of Nursing Outstanding Alumni Award (1991); and the Yakima YWCA Woman of Achievement in Business Award (1989).For more information, visit http://www.stmartin.edu/Commencement2014/. read more