September 16, 2020 /Sports News – National WNBA star Maya Moore married man she helped free from wrongful conviction Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJohn Atashian / ESPN ImagesBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Basketball star turned activist Maya Moore revealed that she and Jonathan Irons have married. The pair joined ABC News’ Good Morning America Wednesday to share exclusive details of their unique love story that blossomed out of friendship after she helped free him from prison following his wrongful conviction 23 years ago. “We wanted to announce today that we are super excited to continue the work that we are doing together, but doing it as a married couple,” Moore said. “We got married a couple months ago and we’re excited to just continue this new chapter of life together.” While the couple’s nuptials were celebrated during the ongoing pandemic, Moore said it did not take away from the momentous occasion. She said that the guests were masked and socially distanced, but the main thing was they were able to get married with some of their closest friends and family.Moore, 31, said that the romantic feelings progressed gradually over time, since they first met through a prison ministry program when she was 18 years old. “Over the last 13 years we have just developed a friendship and just entered into this huge battle to get him home and just over time it was pretty clear what the Lord was doing in our hearts and now we’re sitting here today, starting a whole new chapter together,” she said. She said what she loves most is her husband’s ability to rise above the chaos of his surroundings, as well as his faith in God. Even though Irons told her he wanted to be close and remain friends, he also revealed his love for her while still at Jefferson City Correctional Center and that he wanted her to marry him, but said, “don’t answer right now.” “I wanted to marry her but at the same time protect her because being in a relationship with a man in prison, it’s extremely difficult and painful. And I didn’t want her to feel trapped and I wanted her to feel open and have the ability any time if this is too much for you, go and find somebody. Live your life. Because this is hard,” he said. He said the moment he finally popped the question was worth the wait. “When I got out we were in the hotel room we had some friends in the room, it was winding down and we were extremely tired, but we were still gassed up on excitement,” Irons recalled. “It was just me and her in the room and I got down on my knees and I looked up at her and she kind of knew what was going on and I said, ‘will you marry me,’ she said, ‘yes.’”The couple, who have most recently been working on the “Get Out the Vote” campaign, first formed a close friendship in 2007, before her freshman year at the University of Connecticut, when she met him through a prison ministry in which her extended family in Missouri participated. When Irons was 16 years old, he was tried and convicted as an adult by an all-white jury for the burglary and shooting at the home of 38-year-old Stanley Stotler. Irons maintained his innocence while he was in prison, saying he was wrongly identified during the lineup.After years of fighting, a Missouri judge overturned Irons’ conviction in March, saying there were problems with the way the case had been investigated and tried — including a fingerprint report that would’ve proved Irons’ innocence, not being turned over to his defense team. While Irons, now 40, has spent most of his life in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, he said he doesn’t feel resentment toward the man who wrongly identified him, and said that Stotler is a “victim” as well. The couple said they are currently enjoying a playful, joyful life in the new normal together riding bikes, playing frisbee and other free activities that both haven’t been able to do in a while. Moore and Irons are also currently focused on spreading the word about local elections for voters to make a real impact in their communities through Win With Justice’s “Get Out the Vote” campaign. GMA anchor Robin Roberts announced in her interview with the newlyweds that her production company Rock’n Robin productions has teamed up with ESPN films to produce a documentary about Maya and Jonathan’s story.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by
View post tag: F/A-18 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Boeing View post tag: Pirate November 8, 2011 Iran’s Jamaran Destroyer Thwarts Pirate Attack on Oil Tanker View post tag: Navy View post tag: Thwarts View post tag: Destroyer Share this article View post tag: contract View post tag: Jamaran Back to overview,Home naval-today Iran’s Jamaran Destroyer Thwarts Pirate Attack on Oil Tanker View post tag: AircraftIran’s View post tag: wins View post tag: Naval View post tag: Tanker View post tag: oil An attempt by pirates to hijack an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea was foiled after an Iranian fleet of warships present in the region rushed…(farsnews)[mappress]Source: farsnews, November 08, 2011; View post tag: attack
Morrisons has revealed it achieved record customers numbers over Christmas this year, as it posted a pre-close trading update for the financial year to 29 January 2012.The supermarket announced total sales (excluding fuel) were up 2.9% for the six weeks to 1 January, with like-for-like sales up 0.7% (excluding fuel). An extra 800,000 customers come through its doors per week during the period, it added.The firm said that in a challenging Christmas period for the consumer, Morrisons delivered sales growth in line with the market.
ABC’s Black-ish is the latest television show to get a laugh out of a Phish reference. Now in it’s fourth season, the popular sitcom follows the Johnsons, an upper-middle class African-American family living in a predominantly white suburb of Los Angeles. Much of the comedy on Black-ish deals with family patriarch Andre Johnson’s (Anthony Anderson) interactions with suburban white culture, which makes Phish a totally unsurprising target of the show’s humor.The joke in question appeared during a conversation between Andre Johnson and his wife, Dr. Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross), on last week’s episode, “Bow Knows”. You can check it out below.[Video: Courtesy of YouTube user K Bull][H/T – JamBase]
Applications for the second round of funding for a unique collaborative effort between the University of Georgia and China Agricultural University are now being accepted.“We began this collaboration in 2018 with six teams of researchers, each with a principal investigator from both China Agricultural University and UGA,” said Amrit Bart, director of the Office of Global Programs in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.“Because these collaborations are designed for projects that produce data within 12 months, they provide an ideal way for researchers to lay the groundwork necessary to secure additional grants in the future,” said Bart, noting that the criteria for the grants require that each proposal provide “evidence that it contributes to key societal challenges and fits with and complements the wider multidisciplinary research portfolios across CAU and UGA.”“We’re fortunate to have alumni who are on the CAU faculty, which is ranked fourth in global rankings of agricultural universities,” said Bart. “There are a number of research areas at our two institutions that are complementary. Collaborating provides the opportunity for findings that are far more significant than might be accomplished at either institution alone. It also builds international relationships.”Projects funded last year included a collaboration between Jason Wallace, a UGA assistant professor of crop and soil sciences, and Dingming Kang, a CAU agronomy professor, who is teasing apart how bacteria, fungi and other microbes found living in and on corn affects the crop’s response to various stressors, such as cold, heat and drought.“Dr. Kang has been exploring the impact of various seed treatments on corn’s early-season cold tolerance,” Wallace explained. “In our collaboration, my lab is performing the data analysis on samples Dr. Kang has collected in four different corn-growing areas of China. We are trying to identify specific microbes that may play a role in how well corn germinates, especially when it has to deal with stressors like heat and cold.”CAES Dean Sam Pardue accompanied Bart and several other administrators on a trip to CAU in the fall as part of a midterm review of the project.“The global nature of our food system requires strategic partnerships of the best minds in the world to solve the grand food-production and environmental challenges before us,” Pardue said. “Our partnership with China Agricultural University is showing great promise and potential for a lasting, sustainable relationship between our university researchers.”The deadline for applying for the new grants is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 8. The maximum amount to be awarded is $14,000. For more information, contact the Office of Global Programs at [email protected]
Sign-up ends Friday, October 16. Director of Emergency Services Mary Whitcombe added, “We just want everyone to feel like they can take this day, they’ve got the food and they can have a nice, family meal.”She suggested the lack of increase in baskets this year is because there are less people who often sign up for a basket that receive different food benefit services because of more benefits being offered, and and more families that may not qualify for those benefits, but are still struggling due to the pandemic are signing up. (WBNG) — Each year, Catholic Charities of Broome County distributes baskets complete with everything a family would need for their Thanksgiving meal and this year that giveaway is no different.The process behind it, however, is different this year. The non-profit said on average about 2,000 baskets are given out, and that’s looking about the same this year. Catholic Charities staff explained normally people sign up in person, but this year, due to the pandemic, it’s all happening by calling 2-1-1. To learn more, click here.
Nita J. Geis, age 62, of Blooming Grove, Indiana died Friday, March 1, 2019 at Reid Healthcare in Richmond, Indiana.Born December 13, 1956 in Fayette County, Indiana she is the daughter of Carroll & Mildred (Nolty) Studt. On April 21, 2001 she was united in marriage to Anthony Geis, and he survives.Nita had been employed at Sperry Rubber & Plastics in Brookville. In her leisure time she enjoyed gardening, fishing, mushroom hunting, but most of all she cherished time spent with her grandchildren.Besides Anthony, her husband of 18 years, survivors include her parents, Carroll & Mildred Studt of Blooming Grove, Indiana; a son, Randall Brewer of Blooming Grove, Indiana; four grandchildren, Harmony Brewer, Brandi Brewer, Addison Brewer and Sylas Brewer; a sister, Pam Miller; two brothers, Mike Studt & Steven Studt; all of Blooming Grove, Indiana.She was preceded in death by her grandparents.Family & friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Reception on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 1 to 5:00 P.M. at the Metamora Church of God, 20124 U.S. Highway 52, Laurel, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to Childhelp. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Nita Geis, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
“I think every game is a test for us. Our idea is that going forwards we are going to be in a position where we can challenge consistently at that level next year. Traditionally for many years Liverpool has been the top team in the city, no question about that. “Obviously last year Everton finished above ourselves but for us it is very important to finish as high as we possibly can. We had a difficult start and didn’t win a game until the end of September but the players and staff have worked very hard. “We just have to maintain the standards we have set in the second half of the season. Last week (a 6-0 win at Newcastle) we had that and for us the idea is to maintain that standard. Whether we win 6-0 or 1-0 the objective will be to win the game. “We have three games left and we want to win every game.” It will be Rodgers’ first experience of an Anfield derby, having seen his side concede a 2-0 lead at Goodison Park earlier in the season. “I am really looking forward to feeling the atmosphere at Anfield. I think all derby matches have an intensity to them,” he said. “As a manager every game is important, derby games in particular, but the concentration has to be controlled. “These games are always intense and there is passion but they are not always the best games. But you have two teams who will be fierce and competitive but who will want to play the game in the right way.” A win for the Toffees – who have not been victorious at Anfield since 1999 – would ensure they finished above their near-neighbours for the second successive season. That would also be the first time that has happened since the Reds returned to the top flight in 1962, but Rodgers dismissed suggestions the match symbolised a power shift on Merseyside. “It is not a benchmark, it is another game to show we have the qualities to compete,” he said. Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists Sunday’s 220th Merseyside derby does not represent a significant landmark in the fortunes of both clubs.
Two men are now facing federal charges after they reportedly created small explosions at several banks in an effort to rob them.The incidents were reported at banks in Florida and in Georgia between November of 2019 and January of 2020.Officials say 33-year-old Mawdo Malick Sallah of Clearwater, Florida and 34-year-old Kirk Douglas Johnson of Anderson, South Carolina vandalized several ATM machines by reportedly injecting some sort of flammable fuel into them before igniting it.Some of their efforts were successful, while others just damaged the machines. The men were able to collect $70,000 from several banks in Florida before they were arrested Sunday in Watkinsville, Georgia according to reports.Both men have been charged with conspiring to commit arson. They each face up to 20 years in prison.
Duro IkhazuagbeThe Super Eagles dropped one spot from 50th to 51st on the December Ranking released by FIFA on Thursday.Eagles ranked 9th in the continent is the least of the five countries representing Africa at the World Cup in Russia next year. Africaâ€™s other representatives at Russia 2018 Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco are ranked 23rd, 27th, 31st and 40th respectively Interestingly, Nigeriaâ€™s Group D World Cup opponents; Argentina, Croatia and Iceland also did not move too much in the current rankingsArgentina maintained her number four spot, Croatia moved up one spot to 17th while Iceland dropped to number 22 in the global ranking.The performance of the home-based Eagles at next monthâ€™s CHAN in Morocco will go a long in determining the Eagles subsequent ranking as FIFA regard the competition as a full international.Apart from Nigerian and Congo DR that dropped spots, the Top Ten of the African ranking appears stable with Senegal at the summit with Tunisia, Egypt, Congo DR, Morocco, Bâ€™Faso, Cameroon, Ghana and Algeria (10th) maintaining that order downward.At the global level, German is the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankingâ€™s latest â€˜Team of the Yearâ€™, having ended 2017 atop the global ladder.The world champions, who qualified to defend their crown in Russia by winning all ten of their qualifiers and have been unbeaten in 15 matches in 2017, succeed Argentina and Belgium, who were â€˜Team of the Yearâ€™ in 2016 and 2015 respectively.Germany held on to top spot in a largely unchanged Ranking that reflects the fact that just 41 â€˜Aâ€™ internationals have been played since the previous edition, and that few of those involved teams at the top end of the table.Brazil is second with Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, France and Chile making up the Top Ten at the global level to end 2017.The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on January 18, 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram