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AVC’s Stojic faces many challenges

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Within the past week, she’s helped her cause dramatically. In just her second game back since a surgical procedure to remove a bone spur from her heel that had sidelined her all season, Stojic hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points for the Marauders (13-7 overall, 3-0 in Foothill Conference) in a 95-85 conference victory Saturday over Chaffey of Rancho Cucamonga. She scored four points in limited minutes in her first game back, a 71-44 victory Jan. 11 over Desert of Palm Desert. “I like her guts, and I like her tenacity,” Taylor said. “For someone to not play for almost a year and come back the way she has is definitely commendable. It says a lot about her heart and her mental outlook.” The return of Stojic, a former Serbian national 3-point shooting sensation, is a major boost for AVC, which reached the state semifinals last season. LANCASTER – Succumbing to pain is a luxury Antelope Valley College sophomore guard/forward Sasa Stojic simply cannot afford. Stojic, a Serbian women’s basketball player with just months left on a visa that expires in June, somehow needs to find a place at a four-year college so she can achieve her goal of earning a college degree in the United States. A financial-aid package for Stojic, who also is an academic standout, remains a possibility. A basketball scholarship would solve a lot of problems. “She’s a very proud person, and I know she’s hoping to get picked up (by a four-year school),” AVC coach John Taylor said. “She wants to go home with a degree.” Stojic also brings leadership, energy and a `maturity factor,’ Taylor said. Stojic has a history of leg and foot injuries that Taylor said are believed to be caused by a poorly performed knee surgery years ago in Serbia “Everything’s just not lined up properly because she’s putting weight on areas she shouldn’t because of her knee,” Taylor said. “She’s obviously still in some pain. Unfortunately, she’s done that her whole career, not just here.” Career-high: In just his second game back from a broken wrist, sophomore guard Deonte Huff (Lancaster High) scored a career-high 43 points and added nine rebounds and seven assists for the AVC men’s basketball team (9-12, 2-2) in a 95-85 conference loss to Chaffey. AVC trailed 85-83 when Huff fouled out of the game with 2:47 remaining. Huff scored his previous career best, 41 points, last season against Chaffey. Also: The women’s basketball team looks to extend its conference winning streak to 20 games when it plays host to Mt. San Jacinto of Hemet today at 5 p.m. … Freshman guard Juliet Masei (Desert) scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds for AVC in the Chaffey game. She has led the team in scoring four consecutive games. … The men’s basketball team seeks to avoid a three-game conference losing streak when it plays host to Mt. San Jacinto tonight at 7. Gideon Rubin, (818) 713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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Jenesse Center And Halle Berry To Honor Domestic Violence Survivor Hanifa Nakiryowa

first_imgDomestic violence prevention and intervention organization, Jenesse Center and its long time ambassador Halle Berry are proud to honor domestic violence survivor and activist Hanifa Nakiryowa at the Imagine cocktail party fundraiser to be held Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:30pm – 10pm, at the Wilshire Country Club at 301 N Rossmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004.Hanifa Nakiryowa and Halle BerryJenesse CEO Karen Earl said, Hanifa Nakiryowa’s journey underscores the importance of legal services in helping survivors secure their freedom. We first met Hanifa at one of our legal clinics when she came seeking help in applying for asylum. From that first meeting the Jenesse team has been in Hanifa’s corner.”Earl said, “I remember Hanifa saying “I don’t take my survival for granted”. I also remember her sharing that her daughter saw her looking in the mirror and said, ‘Mommy, you’re prettier than the mirror shows”. We have been so honored to have played a role in working to ensure she could know joy and peace again for herself and her daughters. It’s true – It does take a village and so many people helped Jenesse to help Hanifa and her children. Hanifa’s fierce courage is an inspiration to us all.”A survivor of battery and acid violence inflicted by her ex-husband, Hanifa Nakiryowa said, “As I lay in hospital, rotting and seeing parts of my body fall off into the trash can, I promised myself to raise my voice against this form of abuse, to tell my story to save a woman’s life was a commitment I made to myself while in massive pain. To break the silence was what I had to do. Because I had gone through a lot of torture, emotionally, psychologically, physically, sexually but had kept it behind plastic smiles, I decided I had to let the women out there know what silence could lead to. Today, I am an acid attack survivor, the extreme form of gender based violence especially perpetrated on women and children.”Earl said, “Hanifa’s story is a triumph. We are so proud that she recently obtained her masters degree and is living her best life with her beautiful little girls. Now they are enjoying the peaceful life that they deserve with a future so bright we can only imagine the wonderful things ahead.”The goal of Imagine is to elevate the conversation around the topic of violence towards women, girls and men and advocate the human right of peace in everyone’s homes, workplaces and relationships.Leaders from business, non profit, media, entertainment and government sectors are invited to attend. The event will shine a light on organizations and individuals who have moved the mission forward to raise funds and bring awareness to the issue, provide funding and relief to survivors and use their voice to stop the cycle of domestic violence.Jenesse Ambassador Halle Berry said, “One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. This is why for 17 years, I have worked with Jenesse first hand to bring awareness to this life-or-death cause. I am proud of the achievements we have made to heal women, girls and families ravaged by violent homes and relationships.”To learn more about Jenesse, visit www.jenesse.org or call 323-299-9496. VIP tickets to the Imagine Cocktail Party fundraiser to support Jenesse and the families it serves are $500.00 each, general tickets are $300.00 each. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Michelle Hudson at [email protected]last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement A Superior Court of Ontario judge chastised JAZZ.FM91 on Friday morning, saying the not-for-profit Toronto radio station had been “playing games” to prevent a dissident shareholder group from lobbying members for changes in the organization’s board of directors.Justice Sean Dunphy directed the station to provide the e-mail addresses of its approximately 2,200 member-donors to Brian Hemming, a Toronto-investment relations consultant and founder of Save Jazz FM. The group was founded in the summer after an eruption of discontent among supporters.The station had provided Mr. Hemming with names and addresses of members, but refused to include e-mail addresses or phone numbers, citing privacy concerns. Mr. Hemming argued that the move disadvantaged his group in its dispute, noting the station’s board frequently lobbies its members through e-mails. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Justice Dunphy said the station’s defiant stand “was clearly adopted to frustrate the applicants and not – as suggested – out of concern to maintain privacy.” Still, he denied Mr. Hemming’s request for phone numbers, characterizing that method of contact as intrusive. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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Theres other ways of living a life we dont have to be

first_imgAPTN National NewsU.S. President Barack Obama recently decided to delay the Keystone XL pipeline and in response, the Canadian government is ramping up efforts to capitalize on the lucrative gas and oil market in Asia.The alternative is the Enbridge Northern Gateway project.There are over 50 First Nation communities, environmentalists and many individuals who oppose the pipelines, including award-winning actress Tantoo Cardinal.Cardinal was recently arrested in Washington D.C. outside of the White House for protesting the Keystone XL pipeline.Cardinal was in APTN National News‘ Vancouver studio.last_img

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