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Firmino Last Minute Goal Gives Liverpool Final Ticket in FIFA World…

first_imgRoberto Firmino The Reds will take on Brazil’s Flamengo in Saturday’s final.Manager Jurgen Klopp, who flew to Qatar with the first-team squad while under-23s boss Neil Critchley took charge of the Liverpool’s Carabao Cup quarter-final defeat to Aston Villa on Tuesday evening, named a makeshift starting XI due to injuries and illness in defence.As a result, Liverpool looked vulnerable at the back and, despite taking the lead early on, could have fallen behind after chances fell to Monterrey’s Dorlan Pabon, Funes Mori and Jesus Gallardo either side of the break.Keita also had more chances to score and was denied twice in the second half by keeper Marcelo Barovero.Funes Mori – the twin brother of former Everton defender Ramiro – shocked Liverpool fans when he pounced on a rebound to equalise three minutes later but the Premier League leaders were persistent, as they have been so often this season.Salah kept the ball in play before teeing up Alexander-Arnold, who slid a cross behind the defence for Firmino to poke home, meaning Liverpool avoided extra time and a potential upset in Doha.Such is the extent of Liverpool’s injury list that Jordan Henderson trained in the centre-back position in Qatar and switched from his normal midfield role to play the full 90 minutes there against Monterrey.Fellow midfielder James Milner also started at right-back as Klopp opted to leave Alexander-Arnold on the bench, while defensive talisman Virgil van Dijk – who has started every Champions League and Premier League game for Liverpool this season – was ruled out through illness.Centre-backs Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren are also out through injury, as well as defensive midfielder Fabinho, who is not expected to return until the new year.So it was no surprise Liverpool’s back four were tested – Pabon got the better of Henderson on several occasions and Milner was caught napping at the back post when Rodolfo Pizarro almost got a touch on the ball in the second half.Monterrey had 16 shots in total, including eight on target, and there was a moment of relief when Joe Gomez – Liverpool’s only recognised centre-back in the squad – was only shown a yellow card for stopping a dangerous counter-attack.In the end, Klopp was forced to bring on regular first-teamers Sadio Mane, Firmino and Alexander-Arnold and but was rewarded as his side eventually got the job done.With Liverpool playing nine games in December, it was crucial Liverpool avoided extra time and they now have the chance to win their second trophy this season in Saturday’s final.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Roberto Firmino scored a dramatic injury-time winner – five minutes after coming on as a substitute – to give Liverpool victory over Mexican side Monterrey and book their place in the Club World Cup final.The Brazilian striker, who replaced Divock Origi in the 85th minute, poked in fellow substitute Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross from close range in Doha.Liverpool’s Naby Keita had opened the scoring in the first half after an excellent Mohamed Salah through ball before Rogelio Funes Mori equalised.last_img read more

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Late Barbados PM’s widow bows out of politics

first_imgThe member of parliament for the constituency of St. John in Barbados, Mara Thompson has formally announced that she will not be contesting the upcoming general election.Thompson, the widow of David Thompson, the sixth Prime Minister of Barbados, said that after eight years, she has decided to retire from public life.“I have taken a long hard look at myself and the needs of my family and I have decided to retire from public life,” said Thompson, who made the disclosure at a meeting of the ruling Democratic Labor Party (DLP), General Council late Wednesday.Thompson also thanked her constituents for supporting her over the years.“Just as I walked throughout the constituency and sought the support of the people of St. John when I wanted to become their MP, I am walking around in St. John, knocking on doors thanking the good people of St. John for their support for me over the years.  I intend to do so face to face.  They will see me.  I will continue to visit each home because I want to thank you.”She added that following her husband’s death, her family was “cradled and buoyed by the people of St. John”.“They swept me into Parliament, giving me the very distinct honor of becoming their Parliamentary representative   – I consider myself blessed to have been afforded the opportunity to serve my party and my St. John family.”Thompson, who was the first female Deputy Speaker of the House, has also endorsed the party’s General Secretary, George Pilgrim, as her successor.The constituency of St. John has been hailed as the DLP’s most secure seat since 1958.St. John was once held by the late Prime Minister Errol Barrow who died in office in 1987.Former Prime Minister David Thompson, was later elected for the seat, which he held until his death – also in office in October 2010.His widow won the seat in a by-election in January 2011 and also ran successfully during the 2013 general election.A date for a general election – that is constitutionally due by June this year, has not been set although Parliament was  automatically dissolved on March 6.last_img read more

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Pompano Beach Cultural Center Presents Montage: A Film Series

first_imgMIAMI, Florida – Montage: A Film Series is a program designed to link communities and people through the art of filmmaking and culture. Montage returns for its 2020 season in celebration of Black History Month for a screening of Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People. Montage takes place Thursday, February 27 at 7pm at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. Tickets are FREE and are available at  www.ccpompano.org or at the door.“This documentary is a fitting selection for Black History Month,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “As it provides a comprehensive look at American culture through historical archival images that are rarely seen in such totality.”As the first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People probes the recesses of American history through images that have been suppressed, forgotten, and lost.Bringing to light rarely seen photos shot by both professional and amateur African American photographers, the film opens a window into the lives of black families, whose experiences and perspectives are often missing from the traditional historical canon.These images show a much more complex and nuanced view of American culture and its founding ideals. Inspired by the book Reflections in Black by photo historian Deborah Willis, the film features the works of esteemed photographic artists Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas, Coco Fusco, Clarissa Sligh, James Van Der Zee, Gordon Parks, and many others.The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is located at 50 West Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33445.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2016

first_imgFlavien Prat14626152218%43%$1,636,457 Carla Gaines3252216%28%$412,450 William Spawr2675327%58%$186,652 Bob Baffert6615101023%53%$1,150,095 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS FINISH LINES: Agent Vince DeGregory will undergo throat surgery Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank. The 83-year-old veteran currently represents Tiago Pereira, but his former riders are a Who’s Who among jockeys and include seven Hall of Fame members Angel Cordero Jr., Chris McCarron, Laffit Pincay Jr., Bill Shoemaker, Alex Solis, Jacinto Vasquez and Jorge Velasquez. DeGregory also booked mounts for Victor Espinoza, Darrel McHargue and Joel Rosario . . . Agent Derek Lawson reports Flavien Prat will ride Calculator for Peter Miller in the Grade II, $300,000 San Carlos Stakes on March 12. Prat also has been booked on Bal a Bali for Richard Mandella in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile the same day . . . Palos Verdes winner Kobe’s Back, a candidate for the San Carlos, worked four furlongs for Peter Eurton in 49.20, while 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red went the same distance in 52.60 for Keith Desormeaux . . . Jockey Edwin Maldonado, enjoying a solid meet for agent J.R. Pegram with 21 wins good for fourth in Santa Anita’s standings, rides maiden winner Bistraya for Ricky Agarie in today’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds . . . The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Baldwin Terrace Room at Santa Anita at 9:30 a.m. The Legislative, Legal, and Regulations Committee will meet in the same location on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend both meetings. An audio-only webcast of the Board meeting can be heard through a link on the CHRB website (webcast). The meeting agendas (Board/Committee) and supporting packages of materials (Board/Committee) also are available on the CHRB website . . . Jockey Efrain Hernandez has been suspended three days (Feb. 21, 25 and 26) for careless riding aboard Just Bookin in Sunday’s fifth race, resulting in a disqualification from first to fourth. Gary Stevens4486518%43%$918,658 (Current Through Friday, Feb. 19) John Sadler5277413%35%$366,009 Peter Miller791041013%30%$395,610 Santiago Gonzalez16530251918%45%$1,226,384 Fernando Perez107109179%34%$559,179 Philip D’Amato8218141322%55%$1,012,170 Steven Miyadi3878518%53%$238,619 Tyler Baze16318272311%42%$978,666 Doug O’Neill11214152013%44%$858,743 Joseph Talamo14817192011%38%$907,964 Patrick Gallagher2363526%61%$464,488 Mike Smith64761111%38%$924,665 Richard Baltas68109915%41%$737,624 DANZING CANDY, UNCLE LINO DRILL FOR SAN FELIPEDONWORTH PREPS FOR RICH SANTA ANITA HANDICAPTIZ A BILLY SET FOR BAFFLE STAKES AFTER TIME OFFZENYATTA’S EXERCISE RIDER WILLARD IS DEAD AT 72 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won J. Keith Desormeaux3164719%55%$223,704 Martin Garcia75128816%37%$774,104 Ron Ellis2252223%41%$164,730 Agapito Delgadillo5795616%35%$212,972 Kent Desormeaux661117917%56%$877,359 Mario Gutierrez12515211912%44%$967,876 Drayden Van Dyke90981210%32%$537,544 Edwin Maldonado1152110918%35%$744,125 Mark Glatt5867210%26%$286,755 George Papaprodromou2852518%43%$122,755 Rafael Bejarano15832321520%50%$1,556,572 DONWORTH WORKS FOR $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA HANDICAPPrepping for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap under exercise rider Jonny Garcia, Donworth worked four furlongs for Doug O’Neill in 48 seconds flat. Donworth was third by a half-length and a nose to Hoppertunity and Imperative in the San Antonio Stakes on Feb. 6.  The Santa Anita Handicap will be run March 12 at 1 ¼ miles.Clockers were busy Saturday morning as 251 workouts were recorded at Santa Anita. Vladimir Cerin2893332%54%$294,925 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Kristin Mulhall2964221%41%$249,535 Peter Eurton6110151016%57%$670,023 Jeff Bonde2472329%50%$155,685 ZENYATTA’S EXERCISE RIDER WILLARD DEAD AT 72Steve Willard, the exercise rider for 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, died Feb. 16 at the age of 72, according to The Paulick Report.In early 2014, Willard was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He grew up in Illinois and began galloping horses at Arlington Park, later becoming a jockey and riding mainly in the Midwest for nearly 20 years.When his riding days were over, he worked for Jack Van Berg, Jacque Fulton and Richard Mandella before joining up with John Shirreffs, trainer of Zenyatta. Martin Pedroza6075312%25%$183,220 David Lopez1132081618%39%$598,201 -30- Jerry Hollendorfer871071311%34%$798,831 TIZ A BILLY SHARP FOR SUNDAY’S BAFFLETiz a Billy comes off a smashing maiden win followed by a bullet workout for Sunday’s $75,000 Baffle Stakes for three-year-old at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.A son of Tizway trained by Brian Koriner, Tiz a Billy broke his maiden by 6 ½ lengths on Jan. 16 in his first race in three months. He worked four furlongs Feb. 14 in a bullet 47.40 under Flavien Prat, who rides in the Baffle.“It was just mental, because he ran three times at Del Mar and he was kind of losing his brain, so we gave him time,” Koriner said in explaining the three-month gap between races.“He needed a little time to recover, and he’s put on weight, so we’re looking forward to the Baffle.”The Baffle, which goes as the second race: Tiz a Billy, Flavien Prat, 2-1; Iron Rob, Santiago Gonzalez, 10-1; Hot Ore, Tyler Baze, 7-2; He’s a Tiger, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; Path of David, Joe Talamo, 5-2; and True Brilliance, Fernando Perez, 7-2. THREE-YEAR-OLDS PREP FOR SAN FELIPE STAKESDanzing Candy and Uncle Lino, two contenders for the Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes for three-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on March 12, worked on Santa Anita’s fast main track Saturday for the race, a major steppingstone to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 9.Danzing Candy went five furlongs in 1:00.20, while Uncle Lino went four furlongs in 47.80 with Fernando Perez up for trainer Gary Sherlock. Danzing Candy won an allowance race at one mile by nearly six lengths on Feb. 4.“It was a perfect work,” said Cliff Sise Jr., trainer of Danzing Candy, a son of Twirling Candy. “He just galloped. Mike was very happy with him.”Sise was speaking of jockey Mike Smith, who has the mount in the San Felipe, which will be run for the 79th time and has been won in the past by stalwarts such as Dortmund (2015), California Chrome (2014), Pioneerof the Nile (2009), Medaglia d’Oro (2002), Point Given (2001), Fusaichi Pegasus (2000), Bertrando (1992), Sunday Silence (1989), Affirmed (1978), Hill Rise (1964), Determine (1954) and Your Host (1950).Uncle Lino, a game second behind odds-on favorite Mor Spirit in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Feb. 6, impressed trainer Gary Sherlock.“It was probably the best work he’s ever had by himself,” Sherlock said. Mike Puype47511311%40%$254,825last_img read more

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Pybus, Lloyd, Simmons meet with coaches today

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Director of Cricket, Richard Pybus, chairman of selectors, Clive Lloyd, and newly appointed West Indies head coach, Phil Simmons, will sit down with coaches from the six regional franchises today to discuss crucial matters ahead of November’s start of the Professional Cricket League (PCL).Pybus, who will chair the meeting, said the coaches’ conference would allow every coach to be on the same page. Conveying their challenges while also networking to share tips and advice with each other.”It’s the first sitting of the franchise coaches with us and to get them all aware of what are our common goals as we approach the second season of operation of the PCL,” Pybus said.”It is very important that they also have the opportunity to share the challenges which they face at the franchise level, as we work together to build a world-class cricket-performance system.”At the end of the day, the goal is for us to be producing international quality players for the West Indies and we need to be able to identify what challenges we face and streamline the system, so that it works efficiently.”He added: “It’s also an opportunity for the coaches to network with fellow coaches and take practical examples back to their franchises, so that we are able to advance West Indies cricket.”Simmons, a former West Indies player, said the conference would be an important one as issues of training methodologies, fitness standards, and player evaluations would be discussed.”This is one of the first things for which I asked when I was appointed West Indies head coach, so that we can outline to everybody where we want them to be and where we want the players to be,” said Simmons.The conference will be attended by Hendy Springer and Dexter Toppin of Barbados Pride; Esuan Crandon and Rayon Griffith of Guyana Jaguars, Junior Bennett of Jamaica Scorpions, Reginald Benjamin of Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Gus Logie of Trinidad & Tobago Red Force and Ian Allen of Windward Islands Volcanoes.The PCL, the West Indies Cricket Board’s first class season, was staged for the first time last year with Guyana Jaguars lifting the title.last_img read more

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Guyana Stores given 3 weeks to fix labour, other infractions

first_imgLocal department store Guyana Stores Limited (GSL) is in hot water after it was flagged by the Social Protection Ministry for various infractions, including unsafe and insanitary working conditions.Guyana Stores Limited flagged for labour, other infractionsFollowing a workplace inspection carried out by the Ministry on February 13, the company was given an ultimatum to rectify the breaches that were unearthed.According to the Ministry on Wednesday, the inspection was carried out by Minister with responsibility for labour, Keith Scott, who observed the infractions of the Labour Act, Chapter 98:01 and the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Chapter 99:10.Among the breaches were the absence of a Health and Safety Policy, the absence of required records such as accident and wages registers which are mandated by law to be kept by employers, and a failure to have a fire extinguisher in the workplace.“Most disturbing of all the breaches were the unsafe and insanitary working conditions which obtained. For example, there were holes in the walls of the ablution area which also had stagnant water on the floor, posing a danger to the health and safety of employees; non-functioning toilets and few working fans and light,” the Ministry outlined in a missive.It went on to say that in addition to oral advice to remedy all observed breaches, the management of Guyana Stores was issued with a written ultimatum to correct the infractions within three weeks beginning February 15, or face prosecution.On this note, the Ministry issued a stern warning to businesses on upholding the labour laws.“The Ministry of Social Protection wishes to reiterate that it has no intention to compromise with the health and safety of the nation’s workforce and will do everything possible to enhance workers’ protection,” the statement added.In light of Guyana Stores Limited being flagged for various infractions and now being asked to correct them, other employers are being encouraged to enhance the level of social protection which they provide to their employees.last_img read more

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$900k grant for South Peace trail improvements

first_imgThe grant is funded by the Job Opportunities Program. The South Peace is trying to keep displaced forestry workers employed in a related field, through a $900,000 trail maintenance grant. Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom announced that the money will help maintain trails and improve recreation sites. He also says 28 jobs will be created, which could be filled by forestry workers who lost their job due to the economic downturn. – Advertisement -Improvements include clearing blown down trees, felling hazard trees, planting trees, repairing trail marking and constructing foot bridges. Paradise Valley Snowmobile Club, Moose ATV Club, and Bear Mountain Nordic Ski Association are working with Dunne-za Ventures LP to carry out trail maintenance work. Work is underway in seven provincial parks and 81 campsites, including upgrading of 59 kilometres of trails. Cleanout at the upstream end of 44 culverts will be carried out, with badly damaged ones replaced. Signs, toilet facilities and picnic tables will be repaired or replaced. Advertisementlast_img read more

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UCLA takes Pac-10

first_img“I think he’s used to this by now,” UCLA point guard Darren Collison said. “He’s real focused on winning a national title. We’re that good. Even though we appreciate that we won the Pac-10 championship, we still want to go and look forward.” Bruins wing Josh Shipp scored 12 points and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had 10. WSU was led by Kyle Weaver’s 14 points, but leading scorer Derrick Low was nearly shut out. He was averaging 13.9 points per game entering Thursday’s game, but was held to two points. With Afflalo doing much of the defending, Low was 1 of 8 from the field, with the lone basket coming on a 12-foot bank shot. “UCLA did not take possessions off,” Cougars coach Tony Bennett said. “A lot of teams in our league, us included, will take possessions off and play for the big run, or the big swing.” UCLA trailed 23-22 at halftime, matching their fewest points scored in the first half this season, but quickly took control in the second half. Shipp navigated traffic for a layup to begin a 9-0 UCLA run out of the locker room to take a 31-23 lead. Afflalo hit a 3-pointer, Mbah a Moute had a chippie and Shipp finished the run by converting a 3-on-1 with a rim-hanging dunk. UCLA also tightened its defense, as WSU missed its first six shots of the half. The Bruins made 12 of their first 15shots of the second half (in which they shot 56.5 percent), dissecting WSU’s defense with sharp feeds to the low post. “We were running, and I thought Darren did a good job of hitting the guys on the slips,” Howland said. “They were really overextending, so sensitive to Arron in particular, with him coming off of jump shots, that Darren did a great job of reading that.” brian.dohn@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PULLMAN, Wash. – The energy at Friel Court was unrivaled, with the locals talking about this being the biggest game in at least two decades, and some calling it the biggest in Washington State men’s basketball history. It made for a memorable Thursday night, one filled with chanting students, tension, and the Pacific-10 Conference’s two best basketball teams. The setting could have been intimidating to some schools, but not UCLA, which has shown to be unflappable even in harsher instances. So it wasn’t surprising that UCLA showed no signs of stage fright, and showed why it is the class of the West. The No. 2-ranked Bruins put on an offensive and defensive clinic in the second half, shutting down No. 13 Washington State 53-45 in front of 11,618fans to win the Pac-10 title outright for the second straight season and keep the Cougars without a conference crown since 1941. center_img Next on UCLA’s agenda is Saturday’s trip to Washington, where the objective is to keep from stumbling so it can secure the No. 1 seed in the West region of the NCAA Tournament. “I’m very happy,” said junior guard Arron Afflalo, who led the Bruins with 14 points. “This is another year we establish UCLA as a premiere team. The whole thing is to be consistent with that, and get it back to the golden days.” The Bruins (26-3, 15-2 Pac-10) now own 29 conference titles, and are the top seed in next week’s conference tournament. Washington State (23-6, 12-5) still claimed second place in the league, matching its best finish ever in Pac-10 play. “We’re really, really happy to get this win, which gives us sole possession of the regular season Pac-10 championship, which is an important goal for us,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “I think Washington State is just outstanding. This is a great gut-check. We played great defense.” One thing missing from the postgame celebration was a Gatorade shower for Howland. Last season he was drenched upon entering the locker room at Stanford after the Bruins clinched the title outright, but this time he met the media bone dry. last_img read more

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‘Chelsea are signing a £17m back up!’ Reaction from Blues fans as ‘done deal’ reported

first_img1 Since lifting the Premier League title in May, Chelsea have lost left back Filipe Luis and have looked short of cover at the back.Rumours of Ghanaian international Baba Rahman’s arrival at Stamford Bridge have been circulating all summer.Reaction to the new recruit is mixed on social media, as you can see below…last_img

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Honoring those who fight the tough fight

first_imgI’m not sure when awards season begins and ends anymore, with some kind of kudofest happening just about every week! But one event that stands out is the Ribbon of Hope Celebration that was presented Saturday night in North Hollywood by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The 11th annual edition of the show – which honors personal and professional commitment that continues to keep HIV/AIDS awareness in the forefront – drew some really cool celebrities, including Judith Light of “Ugly Betty,” Jack Coleman of “Heroes,” Gina Ravera of “ER,” Andrea Bowen of “Desperate Housewives,” as well as funnyman Bruce Vilanch, Jasmine Guy, Dee Wallace, Thea Gill, Julie Newmar, Wilson Cruz and “Star Trek” legend Nichelle Nichols, among others. It was no coincidence that the ceremony was held on World AIDS Day. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsMany of those in attendance spoke to me about the importance of talking about this horrible disease. And while treatments are certainly getting better in the U.S. and elsewhere, there’s still no cure, and new strains are developing in Africa and other places. “It gets off the front page for a while and people forget about it,” Jack Coleman said. “People think it’s a disease that’s been conquered, and that’s very far from the truth. “In this country alone, there’s 300,000 undiagnosed cases so it’s scary and it’s still out there and people really do have to be aware of it.” Judith Light, who was honored at the event last year for her decades of work for HIV/AIDS, presented the pioneering PBS series “In the Life” with a special achievement award. The Emmy-winning actress was one of the first celebrities, way back in the early ’80s, to step up and help raise money and awareness. She’s never stepped down. “I’ve been part of the really dark days,” Judith said. “How it feels now is it feels mildly better, but it’s not enough. I know that people are working really hard to make it be different, and that’s what we have to keep doing, and that’s why this is an important program for people to see so we do see that it’s out there and it’s not over.” The here! Networks, which will televise the ceremony in North America and throughout Europe sometime next year, was honored Saturday for its program spotlighting AIDS organizations around the country. “It’s an opportunity for everyone to realize what the face of AIDS is in 2008,” said here! founder and CEO Paul Colichman, who produced “Gods & Monsters” among other films. “The face has changed but it is probably more important than ever that people realize all of us have to play our part, whether it’s a dollar that you give, or an hour of time that you give, all of us together, each doing our small part, creates a mighty army of warriors.” Despite the serious nature of the topic, the event had its lighter moments, many of them provided by Bruce Vilanch, who can ad-lib better than just about anyone in town and is the first to poke fun at his less-than-svelt physique. “Well, I used to be a writer,” he told the audience during the show. “Now I’m a striking writer … and a stripper.” For more celebrity news, go to blogs.dailynews.com/hollywoodjoe and blogs.dailynews.com/outinhollywood160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more