Agrupaciones de la Iglesia se movilizan para hacerle frente al…

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC El ébola en Sierra LeonaEn la Diócesis de Texas, el Rdo. Johannes George, natural de Sierra Leona, dijo haber escuchado otro tipo de información acerca del ébola.George ha estado en contacto diariamente con amigos y familiares en busca de actualización. Junto con su congregación en la iglesia episcopal de Cristo el Rey [Christ the King Episcopal Church] en Houston, George reunió a un gran grupo de africanos del sudoeste de Houston para orar y recaudar dinero a fin de ayudar [en esta crisis], informó la diócesis el 12 de agosto. Él también hace contacto por Internet cada sábado con musulmanes y cristianos de todo el país para orar por las víctimas y por los trabajadores sanitarios en África.George contó que había hablado con personas de su pueblo natal de Kenama, el cual se encuentra en cuarentena.“Nadie confía en nadie. No confían en los trabajadores sanitarios; ni siquiera confían en su propia familia”, dijo George durante la entrevista en vídeo de la Diócesis de Texas.“Hay un conflicto entre los trabajadores sanitarios y la gente tradicional”, agregó, que parte de la tradición de la gente de lavar y ungir a los muertos y de “darles un último abrazo” antes del entierro, y el empeño de los trabajadores médicos de evitar que las personas tengan tales contactos con los muertos del ébola.Las personas, añadió, deben ser sensibles al hecho de que deben comportarse de manera diferente durante una epidemia. Este hecho alguna gente lo pierde de vista, especialmente en aldeas rurales, dijo George.“No creen que es algo que proviene del interior [de su sociedad], señaló. “La creencia es que proviene de afuera, que viene de Occidente y que Occidente está infectándonos con esto”.No entienden que el ébola proviene de comer mono, insectos y otros “animales salvajes” que dice George que las personas comen por falta de otros alimentos. El diseminar información acerca del ébola y cómo se propaga resulta difícil porque muchas personas son analfabetas. La mayoría no tiene radio ni televisión, añadió. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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La aldea de 500 habitantes ha perdido más del 10 por ciento de su población, muchos de los cuales son agricultores de subsistencia.George teme que la cuarentena impuesta para prevenir la propagación de la enfermedad afecte a una población víctima de la pobreza al reducir los pocos suministros de alimento y comida de que disponen los miembros de la aldea. Recurrirán a beber de las aguas contaminadas y a comer más animales salvajes, expresó.El Times informaba que los expertos reconocen que cualquier cordón sanitario debe permitir que el alimento, el agua y la atención médica lleguen a los de adentro.Ade Renner-Thomas, canciller de la Diócesis de Freetown, en Sierra Leona, dijo a Us. El 8 de agosto que el gobierno de Sierra Leona ha declarado un estado de emergencia sanitaria pública, lo cual significa que hay cuarentenas en las zonas más afectadas. Se han restringido los movimientos en ciertas zonas y las reuniones de más de cinco personas están prohibidas.“Cuando nos hemos reunido en una iglesia, no hay estrechones de mano al compartir el rito de la paz, etc.”, dijo él a Us. “Necesitamos tanta oración como ustedes puedan ofrecer”.Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales labora con sus asociados, tanto en Liberia como en Sierra Leona, en apoyo a las campañas por crear conciencia y proporcionar equipo de protección personal y desinfectantes a hospitales y clínicas de escasos recursos en las zonas afectadas, según un comunicado de prensa del 6 de agosto.La extensión del broteEl actual brote del ébola comenzó en Guinea en diciembre de 2013 y ahora afecta a Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria y Sierra Leona, según una declaración de la Organización Mundial de la Salud de Naciones Unidas. Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Agrupaciones de la Iglesia se movilizan para hacerle frente al brote del ébola en África Occidental Liberianos y sierraleoneses en la diáspora encabezan los esfuerzos para ayudar a sus países de origen Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Hasta hace muy poco, la Iglesia Episcopal de Liberia, que tiene sus raíces en la Iglesia Episcopal en Estados Unidos y que ahora es parte de la Iglesia Anglicana en la Provincia de África Occidental, no ha estado haciendo mucho respecto al ébola, agregó Yarsiah.“Y la razón para eso es que esto es algo que ha tomado a todo el país por sorpresa, y que ha avanzado con mucha rapidez y ha causado mucho caos y muerte”, explicó, añadiendo que La Iglesia Episcopal de Liberia no cuenta con los materiales necesarios, las instalaciones y los suministros médicos que se necesitan. La Iglesia, sin embargo, está intentando educar a la gente, especialmente en las zonas rurales, respecto a la manera de protegerse.El arzobispo Jonathan Bau-Bau Bonaparte Hart, que fue electo en 2008 como obispo de Liberia y que se convirtió el mes pasado en el arzobispo de la Provincia Interna de África Occidental en la Iglesia de la Provincia de África Occidental, le estuvo contando a Yarsiah del sufrimiento y el miedo que él presencia en Liberia.“Él teme por sus fieles a través de la diócesis”, apuntó Yarsiah.Ministrar una zona afectada por una enfermedad como el ébola, dijo Yarsiah, constituye “una carga para él y todo el clero y para toda la Iglesia”.Agregó que ha tenido noticias de algunos colegas suyos, graduados como él de la Universidad de Cuttington, fundada en 1889 en el sur de Libera por la Iglesia Episcopal de EE.UU., que han perdido a miembros de su familia debido a este virus. Algunos enfermeros profesionales que se graduaron en Cuttington han muerto.Ese tipo de noticias hace que el ébola “toque de cerca” a los [africanos] que viven en Estados Unidos, señaló él. Hace que la gente tema que no tardará en recibir malas noticias sobre sus seres queridos que se quedaron allá.Yarsiah cree que si bien muchas iglesias episcopales en Liberia se han visto afectadas por el ébola, la mayoría sigue funcionando. “Este es un momento en que las iglesias deben abrir sus puertas y ayudar a la información de las personas, ayudar a consolar y aconsejar a la gente”, afirmó.En un llamado a la oración por la población de África Occidental hecho el 8 de agosto, la organización misionera anglicana Us., conocida anteriormente como la Sociedad Unida para la Propagación del Evangelio (USPG por su sigla en inglés) informaba que [el obispo] Hart le había dicho al personal de su diócesis que “hemos unido fuerzas con el Consejo de Iglesias, el gobierno y otras organizaciones en la lucha contra el ébola. Las iglesias están instruyendo a nuestros miembros a que eviten el contacto con personas infectadas, a que se laven las manos con cloro y a que no entren en pánico”.“Instamos al público a que mantenga su medioambiente limpio”, dijo Hart, añadiendo que la Iglesia está repitiendo el mensaje de las autoridades sanitarias al pedirles a los episcopales que “evitan darse la mano y, en la medida en que sea posible, rehúsen cualquier innecesario contacto corporal”.“Necesitamos guantes quirúrgicos desechables, cloro y útiles de higiene como salvaguarda contra el ébola”, le dijo Hart a Us.Yarsiah contó que la Comunidad Episcopal Liberiana en los Estados Unidos de América está tratando de ayudar a la Iglesia a reunir esos suministros, valiéndose de una lista proporcionada por el Consejo Liberiano de Iglesias, del cual Hart es el presidente, y de otra lista que publicara en su página web la embajada liberiana en Washington, D.C.Se puede obtener más información sobre esta iniciativa en la página web de la organización.A fines de julio, El Consejo Liberiano de Iglesia pidió tres días de “ayuno y oración de puertas cerradas”, del 6 al 8 de agosto. El llamado, que se divulgó en los periódicos de Liberia, comenzaba por decir que “Dios estaba enojado con Liberia y que el ébola era una plaga. Que los liberianos tienen que orar y buscar el perdón de Dios por la corrupción y actos inmorales (tales como homosexualismo, etc.) que siguen penetrando en nuestra sociedad. Como cristianos, debemos arrepentirnos y buscar el perdón de Dios”. Unos voluntarios sepultan un cadáver —preparado conforme a normas de enterramiento seguras para garantizar que no presente riesgos de salud para otros y que interrumpa la cadena de transmisiones de una persona a otra— en una tumba de Kailahún, Sierra Leona. Foto de Tarik Jasarevic/Reuters/OMS.[Episcopal News Service] Dos sacerdotes episcopales con profundas raíces personales y profesionales en dos de los países que están siendo devastados por el ébola dicen que los empeños por contener la propagación del virus mortal están siendo obstaculizados por la lentitud de la respuesta, la falta de suministros médicos, el analfabetismo, la pobreza y la desinformación.“El problema que hemos tenido es que los liberianos no toman medidas preventivas”, dijo el Rdo. James Tetegba Yarsiah a ENS el 13 de agosto, añadiendo que hasta hace unas pocas semanas los liberianos no le estaban prestando atención a esta “enfermedad mortal”.“Es ahora que lo están tomando muy en serio”, dijo Yarsiah, que es el capellán y vicario de Voorhees College donde también ejerce de profesor auxiliar de religión y filosofía. Él es también un líder de la Comunidad Episcopal Liberiana en los Estados Unidos de América.Los padres, hermanos y suegra de Yarsiah, además de otros parientes y amigos suyos, viven en Liberia, que junto con Sierra Leona y Guinea se encuentra en el centro del peor brote de ébola de la historia. Él les ha instado a que tomen medidas preventivas para protegerse del virus, según dijo.Ellos “se sienten aterrados y horrorizados por la manera en [el ébola] ha asolado y causado la muerte a la población de África Occidental, de manera que están llegando al convencimiento de que es muy peligroso”.“Y también ven el sufrimiento que le ha traído a la región”, agregó.James Yarsiah Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest El 14 de agosto, la OMS dijo que había 1.975 casos de ébola y 1.069 muertes reportadas en Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria y Sierra Leona.La OMS ha calificado el brote como “el mayor, más grave y más complejo” desde que la enfermedad se detectó por primera vez en Zaire, ahora República Democrática del Congo, en 1976. La enfermedad mató 280 personas durante ese brote, según el Centro para Control y Prevención de Enfermedades de Estados Unidos.En su entrevista con la Diócesis de Texas, George pidió que las drogas experimentales se pusieran inmediatamente a disposición [de los que las necesitaran]. Y el 13 de agosto, la Organización Mundial de la Salud aprobó tal uso, con precauciones.El respaldo de la organización se produjo después de que ésta reunió a un grupo de especialistas en cuestiones éticas para considerar las implicaciones de responder al uso de tales medicamentos para salvar la vida de pacientes y frenar la propagación de la epidemia, aunque aún su inocuidad y eficacia en seres humanos no hubiese sido evaluada.“Hubo un acuerdo unánime entre los expertos de que en las circunstancias especiales de este brote del ébola, es ético ofrecer intervenciones no registradas como tratamientos potenciales o de prevención”, dijo Marie-Paule Kieny, subdirectora general de la Organización Mundial de la Salud.Si los medicamentos han de aplicarse a los pacientes y en qué momento “existe la obligación moral de recoger y compartir todos los datos que se generen”, dijo el organismo en un resumen del 12 de agosto de su debate del día anterior.“Hubo un acuerdo unánime de que existe un deber moral de evaluar también estas intervenciones (para el tratamiento o la prevención) en los mejores experimentos clínicos que permitan las circunstancias a fin de probar definitivamente su inocuidad y eficacia o arrojar pruebas para detener su utilización”, dijo la institución.La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

Increases in Home-Price Growth Lagging in June

first_img Previous: Cybercrime in Foreclosure Law: Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing Next: Employment’s Correlation with Housing  Print This Post Home-price growth slowed in June, as the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index reported that prices rose just annually 3.1% in June—a decline from 3.3% growth in May. Also falling were price gains in 10-city composite, which dropped from 2.2% to 1.8% in June. The 20-city composite posted a 2.1% annual gain, down from 2.4% the prior month. “While falling mortgage rates have thus far only led to an increase in refinancing, rather than purchase activity, there will undoubtedly be a large boon to the marginal homebuyer,” Said Ralph B. McLaughlin, Deputy Chief Economist and Executive of research and insights for CoreLogic. “Thus, we should expect the lengthy slowdown in home price growth to flatten or even tick upwards by the end of the year assuming the U.S. economy avoids any present-day threats of a recession.”Phoenix overtook Las Vegas for the market with the highest annual price growth at 5.8%. Home prices in Las Vegas grew year-over-year by 5.5% and Tampa Bay followed with a 4.7% increase. Atlanta, Georgia, and Detroit, Michigan, were close behind with annual growth at 4.5% and 4.2%, respectively. Six of the 20 cities in the composite reported higher price increases against the prior month. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHA) also reported Tuesday that home prices in Q2 2019 rose 1% and are 5% higher when compared to Q2 2018. Home prices have risen for 32-consecutive quarters across the nation, and have increased in every state over the past year. Idaho’s 11.4% appreciation is highest in the nation, followed by Utah (7.7%); Tennessee (7.2%); Georgia (6.9%); and Arizona (6.9%).Realtor.com’s Senior Economist George Ratiu called home price gains in June “sluggish,” and said that some buyers have been priced out of the market and others expanded their search to more affordable neighborhoods. “Although recent economic news has prompted discussion of an impending recession, there’s a silver lining for buyers: more buying power,” Ratiu said. “As we head into the fall season, buyers can expect to see their dollar stretch further due to the downward trend in mortgage rates, as well as the seasonal slowdown in home prices.”Ratiu added that a recent realtor.com report showed that 47% of millennial prefer small towns and rural areas, with 34% looking into living in the suburbs, compared to 16% looking to purchase homes in urban areas. in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Home Prices Housing Market 2019 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Increases in Home-Price Growth Lagging in June Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Increases in Home-Price Growth Lagging in June Sign up for DS News Daily August 27, 2019 832 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home Prices Housing Market 2019 2019-08-27 Mike Albanese Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Subscribelast_img read more

Missing Tyrone man believed to be in Donegal

first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Missing Tyrone man believed to be in Donegal By News Highland – May 7, 2019 center_img Police believe a missing man from County Tyrone may be in Donegal.William McConnell was last seen on Saturday, getting on a bus to Omagh but ended up in Enniskillen, before making his way to Donegal.Police say that the missing man does not have his medication with him and his family are “extremely worried”.A PSNI spokesperson said: “We are appealing for any information on William McConnell from the Fivemiletown area.He was last seen at around 2pm on Saturday last.His plan that day was to get a bus to Omagh but then ended up in Enniskillen.Mr McConnell then made his way to the Donegal area.If you see Mr McConnell or know of his whereabouts or have been in contact with him, call police on 101. Facebook Previous articleTraffic chaos in Letterkenny as Irish Water works beginNext articleGardai investigating serious assault in Letterkenny News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Google+ Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebooklast_img read more

Victims of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks Honored at Ocean City Tabernacle Ceremony

first_imgLocal police officers, firefighters and emergency personnel were honored Sunday during a ceremony at the Ocean City Tabernacle that marked the upcoming 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. By Donald WittkowskiSujo John thought he faced certain death as a hellish scene of flames, choking smoke and collapsing walls erupted around him on the 81st floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower.Amid the chaos, John heard someone shout, “We’ve got to beat this fire,” leading to a frantic scramble to find an escape route and then a terrifying descent down a fire-filled stairway that took an hour and 20 minutes before he finally reached the ground floor.“One thing was common: the fear of death written so clearly and viscerally on everybody’s face,” John recalled.John recounted the horrors of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to a rapt audience of hundreds of people during a ceremony Sunday at the Ocean City Tabernacle that marked the upcoming 15th anniversary of that fateful day in U.S. history.The service also had the dual purpose of honoring the police officers, firefighters and other emergency personnel who died in the attacks, as well as recognizing the men and women in blue who protect Ocean City today.“Here in Ocean City, we have an exceptional public safety team,” Mayor Jay Gillian said during his remarks. “They go to work every day, willing to put their lives on the line in the service of others.”Led by two bagpipers, a procession of uniformed police officers, firefighters and rescue workers filed into the Tabernacle, greeted by warm applause from the audience.“When you walked in, I started to cry,” Paula Bender, the Tabernacle’s president and chief executive officer, told the group of first responders.Later, Bender hailed them as “our own local heroes.”Sujo John, who survived the attack, told the audience of the horrors that unfolded inside the North Tower of the World Trade Center.John recalled how New York City firefighters fought through the flames while climbing up the North Tower’s stairway in hopes of rescuing victims trapped on the upper floors. He was climbing down the same stairwell in the rush to save his own life.“We had no idea these brave men were literally making their way to their death,” John said, referring to the huge loss of life caused by the burning building’s collapse.John, born in India, had come to the United States just several months before the terrorist attacks to take a job with a technology company. He worked on the 81st floor of the North Tower, while his wife, Mary, had a job with an investment bank on the 71st floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower.John told of how the ground shook violently and clouds of suffocating soot filled the air when the World Trade Center’s twin towers collapsed after being struck by the two hijacked passenger jets.He said at one point he confronted his own mortality and thought, “I’m going to die.”His miraculous survival was capped by the joy of finding out that his then-pregnant wife had lived, too. She was a bit late getting to work that morning, arriving after the second hijacked jetliner slammed into the South Tower.John told the Tabernacle’s audience that he will always remember hearing his cellphone ring and looking down to see his wife’s number displayed on his caller ID.“Her first words to me were, ‘Babe, are you alive?”’ he said.Amid the trauma of the attacks, John went through a spiritual awakening that led him to leave the corporate world and enter the evangelical ministry.Now, he has devoted his life to God and Christianity. He is an international motivational speaker and is also involved in a movement dedicated to freeing and rehabilitating victims of human trafficking.Bagpipers Sharon and Kyle Grasty, who are mother and son, played “Amazing Grace” while the names of the 9/11 victims were displayed on a projection screen.Altogether, about 3,000 people died in the 9/11 attacks. Many of them were firefighters and police officers. At Sunday’s service, bagpipers Sharon and Kyle Grasty, who are mother and son, played the mournful strains of “Amazing Grace” while the names of the victims scrolled down a projection screen on the Tabernacle’s stage.“Those names that were on that scroll are written down in history,” said John Taylor, worship leader for the services.Taylor, a retired law enforcement officer, then paid tribute to the police officers, firefighters and emergency personnel in the audience.“I want you to know that all of the people in this room, they support you and love you,” he said.Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Breunig said he and the other first responders who attended the ceremony were humbled and gratified to be honored in such a public way.Breunig also saluted the firefighters, police officers and all of the other victims who were killed in the terrorist attacks.“As time progresses, it’s going to be something that we will never forget,” he said. “We certainly will always recognize and honor the men and women who died that day.”last_img read more

Spanish mission-style Brisbane stunner has strong pedigree

first_imgNot a bad spot to send off a few emails.There are leadlight windows, french doors, and ornate hand cut crystal chandeliers.The kitchen overlooks the casual dining and living room. This area leads to a north facing veranda which overlooks the swimming pool and yard with a pergola.The solid brick cavity home has an internal laundry, there is split-system airconditioning and solar hot water and electricity.The freestanding office has a full set of professional architect’s plan drawers, built-in filing cabinets and storage. MORE: Road testing a Brisbane mansion The home has hardwood timber floors.“We have fond memories of Christmas time at Highgate,” he said. “Every year, as a family, we would choose a full-size pine tree and spend the day decorating it.”“The additions Mum and Dad made only added to the wonderland experience of living at Highgate.” The home on prestigious Adelaide Street East has formal and informal living spaces, hardwood timber floors and a working fireplace. Australia’s first homebuyer hotspot revealed The biggest home sales of 2018/19 The home goes to auction at 1pm on July 6.A classic Richard Gailey-designed Spanish mission-style home has been listed for sale for the first time in almost 40 years.Known as Highgate, the home which sits on 1712sq m of land in the heart of blue chip Clayfield, was built in the 1920s and comes with a substantial pedigree.It was previously owned by Elizabeth Hart, the second woman to be admitted as a solicitor in Queensland. The house was built in the 1920s.She sold the home at 117 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield, to Patricia and Steve Woolhouse in 1982 and it has been retained by the family ever since.Their son Daniel Woolhouse said after his parents bought the home, they carried out substantial renovation works.“They did quite a bit of work to it,” he said. “They renovated it and extended it in the late ’80s to early ’90s, adding an open-plan kitchen, dining and rumpus room, attic and the billiard room.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoExtensive renovation work was carried out but historic features maintained.Some years later the couple also added a freestanding office.“All of the work they had done was carried out in such a meticulous way so as to tie into the original house that you can’t tell what is new and what was old,” Mr Woolhouse said.He and his siblings have many wonderful memories of growing up in the property and he hopes another family will be the next to own and treasure it.last_img read more

NPFL Invitational for CAF Campaigners, Others Begins in Kano

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Akwa United, Enyimba, Kano Pillars and MFM have racked up decent results in pre-season and their managers will look to continue in same stead in this dress rehearsal before the season kicks off on  January 14.One of the managers, Paul Aigbogun, was recently appointed to take charge at Enyimba. It is a return for Aigbogun and he has the task of building a team to compete in the NPFL, AITEO Cup and CAF Confederation Cup next year. Already, the Peoples Elephant have brought in new players in Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Chinedu Udeagha, Abdulrahman Bashir, Austine Oladapo, Yinka Onaolapo, Wasiu Alalade as well as Ghanaian Farouk Mohammed.Head coach of AITEO Cup winners, Abdu Maikaba, is already planning for the possible absence of his key players who could feature in the CHAN next month. Etim Matthew, Ajibola Otegbeye, Kelly Kester, Adesina Gata, Dennis Nya and Gabriel Wassa are among the new signings at the Promise Keepers.MFM moved quick in the off-season to replace Stephen Odey with Victor Mbaoma from Remo Stars and the young striker is showing signs of promise as he scored three times in pre-season. Mbaoma’s teammate at Remo Stars, Oche Salefu also joined the Olukoya Boys but is doubtful for the opening game against Akwa United on Monday. The Olukoya Boys also have Wilfred Ammeh and ex-Warri Wolves striker Zinte Udeh for the tournament.Kano Pillars are beginning to look like Enyimba as they added petite midfielder Nzube Anaezemba and Ibrahim Mustapha to their playing personnel. They already have ex-Enyimba players in Chinedu Udoji, Emmanuel Anyanwu, Sikiru Kamal and Idris Aloma.Amos Gyang, Charles Henlong, Rafael Ayagwa, Tosin Omoyele, King Osanga, Ibrahim Akide and goalkeeper Okiemute Odah have all teamed up with the league champions for the new campaign. Surely there will be competition for places for some of Plateau United’s top performers as their head coach Kennedy Boboye seeks to find the right balance in their title defence and on the continent.Plateau United will begin to have the feel and pressure that comes with being champions of one of the most difficult championship in the world when they face Enyimba in the opening game of the tournament. The champions and Enyimba also have the Super Eagles to contend with in Group A of the NPFL Invitational.The other two teams to represent Nigeria in CAF competitions Akwa United and MFM FC will go head to head today in the second game of Match-day 1. Kano Pillars who have failed to hit the heights of 2012, 2013 and 2014 when they won the league complete Group B as one of the teams invited alongside the Super Eagles for the tournament.Talk of the Super Eagles, they regroup for the first time since finishing as losing finalists at the WAFU Cup of Nations to Ghana in September. Their head coach Salisu Yusuf has named a 30-man squad for this tournament and at least 18 of the players will be drawn from the five clubs taking part in the NPFL Invitational.The CHAN preparation for the Super Eagles starts as they have been drawn in Group C of the tournament alongside Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea. Yusuf knows this will form a good test for his team ahead of the African championship in Morocco.“This is a good opportunity for us to play in matches and see how the players will react,” Yusuf said. The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Invitational scheduled to kick off at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano today is expected to provide the six teams competing with the chance to have one final chance at oiling their machines before the competitive season begins in January.NPFL champions Plateau United, last season’s runners-up MFM FC, seven-time champions Enyimba and currently AITEO Cup holders Akwa United will be joined by hosts and four-time champions Kano Pillars and the Home-based Eagles billed to participate in next year’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) in the pre-season tournament.Prior to the NPFL Invitational, Akwa United, Enyimba, Kano Pillars, Plateau United and MFM have been very busy with pre-season games across the country. Title holders Plateau United have had an underwhelming performance in their pre-season games so far, losing to Kano Pillars and promoted Kwara United.last_img read more

Early 2019 Fantasy Rankings: RB

first_imgLeonard Fournette, Derrick Henry, and even David Johnson are relative question marks, as they’ve alternately looked like first-round stars and mediocre FLEXes at various points last season. You could probably throw Jordan Howard and Kenyan Drake in that group, too (and Kareem Hunt, but for a different reason). It would also be silly to just write off three of last year’s top pre-draft rookies, Rashaad Penny, Ronald Jones II, and Royce Freeman, though all three will have to prove they can earn steady carries before fantasy owners can take them seriously.Ultimately, things are looking good for running backs heading into 2019, and barring any Le’Veon Bell-style surprises, fantasy owners will likely walk away feeling good about their RB depth chart on draft day. That will change once the season starts and injuries kick in, but let’s just enjoy the calm before the inevitable storm of the season kicks in.Early 2019 Fantasy Football Rankings: RBsThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.1Todd Gurley, Rams2Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys3Saquon Barkley, Giants4Alvin Kamara, Saints5Le’Veon Bell, TBA6Melvin Gordon, Chargers7Christian McCaffrey, Panthers8Nick Chubb, Browns9James Conner, Steelers10Joe Mixon, Bengals11David Johnson, Cardinals12Dalvin Cook, Vikings13Aaron Jones, Packers14Leonard Fournette, Jaguars15Kerryon Johnson, Lions16Phillip Lindsay, Broncos17Derrick Henry, Titans18Mark Ingram, TBA19Marlon Mack, Colts20Chris Carson, Seahawks21Sony Michel, Patriots22Jordan Howard, Bears23Tarik Cohen, Bears24Devonta Freeman, Falcons25Derrius Guice, Redskins EARLY 2019 FANTASY RANKINGS:Quarterback | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker Our early 2019 fantasy RB rankings are loaded. There will likely be at least nine first-round running backs in next fall’s fantasy football drafts, and you can make a case for up to 11 depending on how you feel about the upper tier of wide receivers. Sure, some will probably bust, either because of injuries or simply not living up to expectations, but as we saw this year (and see every year), plenty of sleepers will emerge from the middle and lower tiers. Offseason moves will have a big effect on these rankings. All eyes will be on Le’Veon Bell, but Mark Ingram figures to be a big-time free agent, as well. We also know at least a few rookies will gain steam after the NFL Draft. Unfortunately, there doesn’t look to be a Saquon Barkley-like impact rookie this year (though Damien Harris seems to be the consensus top-rated prospect), but few expected Phillip Lindsay to break out the way he did, so we’re ready for anything. Players returning from injury, such as Derrius Guice, Jerick McKinnon, Jay Ajayi, and Devonta Freeman, are always wild cards, while guys like Kerryon Johnson, Aaron Jones, and Dalvin Cook will look to really break out in what will hopefully be their first full seasons.last_img read more