Guiao aims for ‘saving grace’ Joaquin Henson (The Philippine Star) - September 4, 2019 - 12:00am FOSHAN – After bowing to Italy and Serbia in lopsided fashion, the Philippines will attempt to beat Angola in Group D action at the FIBA World Cup here this afternoon, looking for a balm to heal the painful wounds of defeat. Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao said yesterday a win over Angola will be a “saving grace” in the wake of the blowout setbacks that are a wake-up call for a total overhaul of the national team development program looking forward to the 2023 World Cup the country is hosting. Beating Angola isn’t a sure thing but Guiao said at least, it won’t be another bloodbath. “I expect a tight contest against Angola,” said Guiao. “They’re strong, physical, big and experienced in the international game. We’re out of the second round but we’ve got three … [Read more...] about Guiao aims for ‘saving grace’
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SINGAPORE: The founder of City Harvest Church was released from jail on Thursday (Aug 22) after doing his time for his role in misusing millions of church funds, a day ahead of his 55th birthday.The pastor walked free from Changi Prison about two years and four months after surrendering himself at the State Courts to begin his jail term. Inmates typically serve two-thirds of their sentences before being released on remission.Mr Kong was sentenced to three-and-a-half years' jail, the longest term meted out to six church leaders for their involvement in misappropriating S$50 million in church funds.This sentence had been reduced from eight years’ jail upon appeal, along with the rest of his co-accused who had their terms shortened.The other five are: Former deputy senior pastor Tan Ye Peng, former finance managers Serina Wee and Sharon Tan, former finance committee member John Lam and former fund manager Chew Eng Han.The six of them were convicted in 2015 after a trial … [Read more...] about City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee released from prison
MONTREAL - The Anglican Church of Canada -- which has more than 500,000 members -- has rejected a motion to modify its definition of marriage to embrace same-sex unions. The motion heard at the church's general assembly, called a synod, would have changed its marriage canon to remove references to unions between a man and a woman. To pass, the proposal required a two-thirds majority from each of three groups of delegates: lay people, clergy and bishops. But though lay delegates and members of the clergy voted largely in favor of the move late Friday in Vancouver, they did not meet the two-thirds threshold among the bishops. The motion had been approved in a first vote at the last general assembly three years ago, but it needed to be validated at two meetings in a row. Many in the church, which has nearly 1,700 parishes, were disappointed. Bishop Andrew Asbil of Toronto, Canada's largest city, said the vote was "devastating news to our LGBTQ+ community, families and friends." "I share … [Read more...] about Anglican Church of Canada rejects same-sex marriage
By Jennifer Berry The Kit Mon., May 13, 2019 The Meghan Markle effect, the Markle Sparkle, whatever you want to call it, when Meghan Markle wears something, people pay attention (and the item almost inevitably sells out immediately). The latest label to be swept up in the Duchess of Sussex’s spell? Wales Bonner by U.K.-based designer Grace Wales Bonner, the brand new mom Meghan Markle wore to introduce her and Prince Harry’s newborn son, Archie, to the world. Who is Grace Wales Bonner? Here’s everything we know about the designer of Meghan’s white belted baby-reveal dress. Where is Grace Wales Bonner from? Grace Wales Bonner is a British designer born in London, England. According to a 2016 profile in The Gentlewoman, Bonner has Jamaican and English heritage. Is Grace Wales Bonner new to fashion design? Wales Bonner launched her eponymous line in 2014 after graduating from the esteemed Central Saint Martins school of fashion design … [Read more...] about Who is Grace Wales Bonner, Meghan’s trench dress designer?
By Mike Adler Toronto.com Mon., April 29, 2019 They want to take on one of Scarborough’s biggest problems — a lack of affordable places to live. They also face the problem of their own extinction. Their solution to both: tear down St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church and rise again as a church with a new, diversified community right on top of it. If governments agree to fund the $39-million project, St. Stephen’s can keep up and build upon good work it does already. The modest Lawrence Ave. church, east of Markham Rd., houses a weekly food bank, after-school programs and activities from karate classes to Al-Anon, a group for families and friends of alcoholics. Article Continued Below It’s occupied seven days a week, says Ron Lackner, a congregation member for 42 years and food bank co-coordinator. “We need a new building, but our spirit is very strong,” Lackner said. “We asked people, ‘If we didn’t … [Read more...] about A Scarborough Presbyterian church is launching a bid to build affordable housing