By Alexis RodneyYouths in Berbice have been going to great lengths to grab hold of a remarkable opportunity which keeps them off the streets and builds their self-confidence, while also providing an occasion that very few get.The Guyana Lutheran Music Academy (GLMA), located in the compound of the Ebenezer Lutheran Church, in New Amsterdam, is said to be a “safe haven”, for many, especially the youth living in the Ancient County.Operating for some two years, the music school, facilitated by three young volunteer America-born teachers, offers lessons for a wide variety of musical instruments that are not readily available to the musical inclined in Guyana.The school was launched by Eric Sayre, a music teacher from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and is said to have made some radical transformation in the lives of the hundreds who attend.While the founder/director is away, the school is being run by the three teachers. The most senior of them is 29-year-old Twyla Sommersell, who said that the experience has been nothing short of “amazing”.“It has been like a safe haven for the youth. I know that right now Guyana is dealing with a huge suicide issue, and this programme has offered them (students) a place for them to come, feel safe, express themselves, spend time with their friends that are not a part of their schools and they get to do something that is very relaxed,” she told Guyana Times on Sunday.The more than 130 students, who are currently enrolled in the school, travel from as far as the West Coast Berbice and Skeldon on the Corentyne.According to Sommersell, a tremendous amount of work has been put into bringing the Academy, which was conceived in 2012, to where it is today. Classes are offered in violin, piano, drums, percussion, bass, trumpet and French horns, among others, and run from 15:00h (3pm) in the afternoon Monday through Saturday.“It’s been amazing. The best part of this whole thing is the community,” she said. “Guyanese people are great. They are kind and giving, so as soon as they see someone who is new, they immediately want to make you feel at home.”She said that musical education is very different in Guyana when compared to the United States.“Because music there (the US) is part of the curriculum. And that is good, but it also kind of hurts, because kids are being forced to be part of the programme. So instead of being, or always being excited or willing to participate, kids are just sitting there like….”She said here, however, because, music was something that was not taken for granted, there was a “lot of concentration”.“They are really being focused,” she noted, continuing that there is a level of discipline here that she has not seen in the US.“I think that music is so important. I think that music brings people together. I believe that if you work hard and believe in yourself, you can become a better singer or a better musician and I think people need to understand that and that is why I am doing music. I love to share music with people.”Sommersell said she has been involved in music for a very long time, singing from the tender age of four.Her inclination and skills have now provided her with the opportunity of becoming the Associate Director of the Academy, when it resumes classes for the next school year.“I accepted the position as the Associate Director of the new school year,” the Adelphi University graduate told Guyana Times.“I wasn’t here from the very beginning. I was looking up teaching abroad opportunities in 2012 and found a blog of Eric Sayer, who was in Guyana offering programmes. He said he wanted to build a school in New Amsterdam, which is deprived of such opportunities. It was just an idea at the time,” Sommersell said. She said she immediately sent him an email, informing him that she was graduating with a degree in music education and would be very interested in being a part of his school.He accepted her help and a few years later things got underway. With a lot of donations from charitable organisations, both the young and old began pouring in, and, according to Sommersell, the experience has been worthwhile. A house has also been built opposite the school for the overseas teachers who come to volunteer.While the Academy has a host of youths attending, many adult students have also been taking hold of the opportunity, which Sommersell said provides enjoyment for them as they get to do something outside their normal routine.She said there were persons who for their entire life never had the opportunity to play a musical instrument and the Academy offered that golden opportunity.Students at the Academy have not only been practising, but have been rolling out several concerts and public performances.
Last week, we wrote about the roles of women in power in coaching, mentoring and promoting other less privileged women. The focus for this week would be the two pronged strategy required to uplift other women, particularly the younger generation.At Messengers of Peace (MOP)-Liberia, we believe that every issue women in power care about should be of value to younger generation. It is our desire that women in power should above all be leaders of principle and conviction that other women could be uplifted.The crab in the barrel and the mushroom syndromes of dragging and pulling or putting other women in perpetual darkness should be discouraged. For our own peace and for all volunteer peace messengers, conscience, rectitude and sincerity shield should be shield with which to march on. Since the ratification of the convention of discrimination of against women in extremely difficult circumstances, (CEDAW), we have noticed an increase in number of projects designed to benefit other women. As we promote the agenda 2030, there are younger women still been abandoned by women in power and most of our volunteers still remember the number of times they have felt small and insecure in the presence of women in power.As we push forward our continued engagement with women in power, we would like to reiterate the need for young women to unleash their potentials and pursue education instead affluent. Government and international programmes should focus on girls’ education. The investment in the education of women cannot be over emphasized; it should be considered a top priority.Younger generation of women should learn to pursue their heart desires and emulate the principles and values of women in power. According to George Bernard Shaw, “Life is no brief candle to me. It is a …splendid torch… and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations”There is more we can do for younger women and there is no better opportunity than now to do so. Women have all the power to make positive changes in their lives and in the lives of others. Women in power need to address other women in a way that uplifts them. Otherwise, we would witness before our eyes the destruction of the Liberian family.The opportunity provided by mainstreaming sustainable development goals in Liberia requires that we get women in power to mentor and coach other women; we need a new approach to encourage dialogue among women in power for inclusive involvement of young women. Our agenda for peace and security should include how women in power support their younger ones.The consequences for inaction are grave, as these would exacerbate prevailing social issues of gender-based violence, rape, work place harassments and abuses.Until next week when we come to you with part three of our series on women in power, let peace be your watch work, peace first, peace above all else. May peace prevail on earth!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
President Weah pays his real estate taxes using the servicePres. Weah Admonishes taxpayers as LRA Launches Mobile Tax Payment via Orange MoneyPresident George Manneh Weah has called on Liberians and foreigners to pay their taxes in compliance with the law for the development of the country.He made the plea on Thursday, April 12, when he served as the chief launcher at the ceremony of a new service that will allow Liberian taxpayers to pay their taxes via Orange Money.The mobile tax payment technology was launched by the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) at the Monrovia City Hall.The newly-launched mobile tax payment technology allows taxpayers, mainly small and medium income earners, from US$500 down, to pay their taxes through the Orange Money Service.President Weah said, “Money must be paid to the Government of Liberia; money is in the country, but not paid in taxes to the government to meet its development agenda. The government will remain flexible to taxpayers and will allow them to pay their taxes quarterly if need be.”President Weah launched the service by becoming the first Liberian citizen to pay his taxes online in an undisclosed currency and amount, using the Orange Money service. “Our e-revenue strategy is to increase revenue collection efficiently through technology in order to be able to better redistribute collected money for our developmental pro-poor agenda,” he said.“This service helps to improve efficiency, helps achieve policy outcomes and contributes to economic policy objectives. It helps to build trust between the government and its people.”After going through the prompts on his mobile phone, the president announced: “Transaction successful!”The LRA is an autonomous agency established by an Act of the Legislature and began operations in 2014, to collect lawful revenue for the government. It works under the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP).Commissioner General Elfrieda Stewart Tamba, explaining the success of the venture, said it was through “Goal 4 of our strategy that is aimed at transforming tax administration and using Information Technology.”She attributed the success in the technological setup to the LRA technical team, Orange-Liberia, United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Lonestar Cell MTN.She also commended USAID (United States Aid for International Development) for its technical and capacity building support to the LRA in meeting up with the drafting of its tax policies.Outlining the benefits of the new technology, Madam Tamba said, “Taxpayers could take days standing at windows of LRA, MFDP, the Freeport of Monrovia and other revenue generating entities to pay their taxes; some of which could even lead to closing shops and operating entities for small and medium-size businesses;but with this technology they can remain in the comfort of their homes or even while on the move to pay their taxes in less than five minutes.”She said the new method is meant to facilitate voluntary compliance in order to enhance domestic resource mobilization. The Commissioner-General said the new technology will minimize potential corruption by reducing cash tax payment to individuals at revenue generating points.She said modernizing tax administration is also to facilitate the government’s pro-poor agenda. “We need roads, water, electricity, housing and almost everything in this country, and when we travel we see that we are far behind,” Madam Tamba said.Mr. William Saamoi, Director for Legal, Regulatory and Governmental Affairs at Orange-Liberia, on behalf of the company’s CEO Mr. Mamadou Coulibaly, said: “Orange Liberia extends gratitude to the government through the LRA for opening this unique partnership between the government and Orange-Liberia for the creation of this platform for the payment of taxes via Orange Money.”He also thanked the UBA and USAID who had contributed to the process. “Today we are proud to say that with the collaboration of our partners, we are the first telecom operator who have been able to develop a tax payment system through our platform that is not only user friendly but also very convenient, flexible and highly efficient on capturing information on payments made by taxpayers,” Mr. Saamoi said.The Head of the United Bank of Africa Mr. Olalekan Balogun concurred with Madam Tamba, noting: “Today is a milestone for UBA because this will provide efficiency, convenience, and transparency in the way we collect taxes for LRA. It is a transformation because this will change the way people pay their taxes, and how LRA can ensure an enhanced and more robust collection process.”Available services covered by the technology for tax payment include Corporate Income tax, Withholding tax (The amount of an employee’s pay withheld by an employer and sent directly to the government as partial payment of income tax), Personal Income tax, Real Estate tax, Business tax (2% and 4%), Excise tax (A tax paid when purchases are made on a specific good) and Goods and Services Tax (GST).Other available services for non-tax payments are birth certificates, marriage certificates, travel certificates (otherwise known as passports) fire inspection fees and business registration.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Move over, Spidey! A big ogre named Shrek is moving into movie theaters today, and he’s never played second fiddle to anyone at the box office. While I seriously doubt “Shrek the Third” can achieve an opening weekend that tops the record $151 million “Spider-Man 3” managed to ring up just two weeks ago, the third installment of the franchise is a shoo-in to cross the $100 million mark by day three. With a running time of 1 hour and 21 minutes, “Shrek” is a full hour shorter than the latest Spidey film and can cram in more showings in a single day. But the web-slinger had all those midnight showings and an unprecedented number of some 11,000 screens, which were key to being able to set the weekend record, along with a slew of other benchmarks. Even if “Shrek the Third” does fall short of setting an opening weekend record, it is still likely to outgross “Spider-Man 3” over the long run. Consider this: “Shrek 2” grossed $441.2 million domestically in 2004 (third all-time) after an opening weekend of $108 million. The first “Shrek” opened to $42.3 million and went on to gross $267.6 million. “Spider-Man” opened to a then-record $114.8 million in 2002 and took in $403.7 million (seventh all-time), while “Spider-Man 2” had an $88.1 million opening and finished its run at $373.58 domestically. “Shrek the Third” has only a week to dominate with “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” out May 25. MOVIE MONEY: Looking for a “free” movie ticket? All ya gotta do is buy a DVD with “movie money” enclosed. Wondering how? If you buy either of the first two “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies or any number of other Disney DVDs this week at Best Buy, you get a movie certificate to get into “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.” In Universal Home Video’s new, souped-up, unrated DVD of “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” there’s a movie pass to see Universal’s summer comedy “Knocked Up.” Beware: The movie passes usually expire two to three weeks after the movie is released in theaters. MOVIE A LA MODE: The critically acclaimed “Waitress” isn’t going into semiwide release (400-500 locations) until Memorial Day weekend. Fox Searchlight has been trying to build word-of-mouth by slowly rolling out the movie about a young woman (Keri Russell) who bakes pies as a way to cope with her unhappy life. And if word-of-mouth isn’t enough, how ’bout pie-in-mouth? On Mother’s Day, moviegoers at some showings were treated to an actual piece of pie. All I gotta say is … I love pie. Greg Hernandez, entertainment-industry reporter for the Daily News, is author of the popular blog Out In Hollywood ( www.insidesocal.com/outinhollywood ). email@example.com (818) 713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has handed Bastian Schweinsteiger his first Premier League start as they take on Newcastle at Old Trafford.The World Cup winner, 31, has been limited to substitute appearances so far as he improves his fitness, but Van Gaal has now seen fit to put him in the team.Michael Carrick is the man to drop out of the starting XI, while Adnan Januzaj continues in the side after two impressive displays.Misfiring Wayne Rooney is also kept in the team, with Memphis Depay looking to net his first Premier League goal, following his Champions League strikes in midweek.Manchester United team to face Newcastle: Romero, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Mata, Januzaj, Depay, Rooney. 1 Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger
Naomh MhuireThe summer league will not begin until Friday 11th May at 5.30 due to the pitch being re-seeded. The pitch is closed for training for the next couple of weeks. Can coaches please use the training pitch or Carrickfinn to give the pitch a chance.The under 14s lost out to Naomh Conaill in their opening league match played in Gaoth Dobhair last Wednesday evening. Final score was 1-09 to 3-09. A good performance from the boys against last years county u13 winners. They play Dungloe on Friday evening at 7.30pm in Dungloe in their 2nd league game and will be hoping for a similar performance. The minors had a victory at home to Naomh Brid on Friday evening last. Their next game is not until after the exams in June.The under 12s play at home to Naomh Conaill in the banks this Friday evening. There are 2 games on the night with the first game beginning at 6pm.Under 8s and under 10s training continues every Saturday in the banks from 10am – 11am.The Ladies next league game is in the Banks on Sunday 13th may with 12 noon throw in v Naomh Columba. Hope we have a good home support for this game. Training continues for u16s, minors and ladies at 8pm Tues and Thurs in the Banks. U14 girls are due to play St..Michaels on Tues evening. The next club meeting will take place on Thursday night, the 10th of May at 8:30pm in the clubhouse.Lotto details for week 2nd May. Jackpot 1760 euro. No jackpot winner. There were two match 3 winners: Jack Cannon – Carraig Fhionn, Molly King – Rann na feirste agus Aodhan Mac Giolla Easpaig – Loch na nDeorain. Numbers drawn were 6-15-16-22.100 CLUB: This was the start of a new run. This draw is the April draw. We changed the winning format a little instead of 6 prizes we increased it to 10. 1st.Prize; €400.2nd; €200. 3rd+4th; €100each. 5th to 10th €50 each. Winners: €400; John Joe Doherty – Rann na feirste. €200: Conal O’Dubhaigh – Anagaire. €100: Phil Duffy – Meenacreive, Ronan Conlon – Mullachdubh. €50: Neil McBride – Meandoirenaslua, Lorraine Boyle – Cionn Caslach, Elaine Boyle – Mullachdubh, Patrick McGinley – Coilceim, Dean McBride – Rann na Feirste agus Hughie Hanlon – Coilceim.Well done to Bronagh McGinley who represented the club at the Cailin Gaelach at Comortas peil na gaeltachta at the weekend in Gaoth Dobhair.Comhghairdeas dó Cailini Scoil Rann na feirste a bhain Comortas na mBunsciol,Roinn 5 Dhun na nGall. Check out details on www.naomhmhuire.ie.GAA NEWS: NAOMH MHUIRE CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 8th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Naomh Mhuire Club notes
Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade TOP WORK Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Marseille have been touted as a potential destination for the 22-year-old, and RMC Sport say l’OM have been in contract with Dembele to discuss a move.While no bid has been submitted by the Provence club, Dembele is reported to be ‘seduced’ by the idea of signing for Marseille, as he apparently wishes to play alongside the likes of Dimitri Payet and Morgan Sanson. IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Celtic are prepared to open talks with Marseille over the sale of Moussa Dembele, according to reports.Dembele, the forward, has been linked with a return to his homeland after scoring an impressive 51 goals in just 94 games since joining Celtic two summers ago. Dembele has been ‘seduced’ by the idea of playing for Marseille Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? And, furthermore, the report claims Celtic are ‘ready to discuss’ the sale of Dembele for a fee of between £13.5million and £18million.Dembele, capped by France at every youth level from Under-16 to Under-21, joined Celtic from Fulham in the summer of 2016, and he’s helped the Hoops win a double treble of Scottish Premiership, Scottish League Cup and Scottish Cup in his two seasons at Parkhead. targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest transfer news REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Celtic have won six trophies in Dembele’s two seasons at Parkhead moving on LATEST three-way race This term, the youngster has already netted three times in six matches, though the Bhoys sit three points behind Premiership leaders Hearts. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ RANKED 2 2 targets
LARAMIE, Wyo. – The Drake University women’s tennis team split a pair of matches on Saturday as the Bulldogs defeated Northern Colorado 4-0 before falling to host Wyoming 5-0.The Bulldogs took the doubles point against the Bears as Mariel Ante and Tess Herder beat 40th-ranked Beth Coton and Remi Immler 6-3 in the No. 1 doubles match. Maddie Johnson and Joely Lomas secured the doubles point for Drake with a 7-5 win at No. 2.The teams would only compete in four of the six singles matches with Drake winning three matches to clinch the match. Johnson was the first one finished, winning 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3, as Herder gave Drake a 3-0 lead with a dominating 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 4. Summer Brills clinched the match with a strong 6-4, 6-3 victory at No. 2.In the nightcap, Wyoming started off strong in doubles by jumping out to a 1-0 lead, winning on court 1 and court 3.The Cowgirls carried that momentum over to singles and won four singles matches. UW earned wins at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 to clinch the match. Herder’s match on court four went to three sets, but fell in a third-set super tiebreaker, 10-5, after winning the first set 7-5 and losing the second, 6-4.The Bulldogs have a quick turnaround as they travel to 56th-ranked Denver on Sunday at 12 p.m.Drake 4, Northern Colorado 0Feb 13, 2016 at Laramie, Wyo. (UW Tennis Center) Singles competition1. Ante, Mariel (DU) vs. Lea Krajcovicova (NC) 1-6, 5-5, unfinished2. Brills, Summer (DU) def. Beth Coton (NC) 6-4, 6-33. Johnson, Maddie (DU) def. Hilary Walters-West (NC) 6-2, 6-34. Herder, Tess (DU) def. Marissa Baca (NC) 6-0, 6-35. Anna Battersby (NC) vs. Lomas, Joely (DU) no result6. Remi Immler (NC) vs. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) no result Doubles competition1. Ante, Mariel/Herder, Tess (DU) def. #40 Beth Coton/Remi Immler (NC) 6-32. Johnson, Maddie/Lomas, Joely (DU) def. Hilary Walters-West/Courtney Schulte (NC) 7-53. Brills, Summer/Jaglarz, Mela (DU) vs. Anna Battersby/Marissa Baca (NC) 6-6, unfinished Match NotesNothern Colorado 2-1Drake 5-2Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (3,4,2) Wyoming Cowgirls 5, Drake Bulldogs 0Feb 13, 2016 at Laramie, Wyo. (UW Indoor Tennis Courts) Singles competition1. Magdalena Stencel (WY) def. Ante, Mariel (DU) 6-3, 6-32. Nastya Tokareva (WY) def. Brills, Summer (DU) 6-2, 6-13. Dorottya Jonas (WY) def. Johnson, Maddie (DU) 6-4, 6-34. Elisa Koonik (WY) def. Herder, Tess (DU) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5)5. Tessa van Der Ploeg (WY) vs. Lomas, Joely (DU) 6-1, 3-2, unfinished6. Miranda Talbert (WY) vs. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) 6-1, 2-2, unfinished Doubles competition1. Magdalena Stencel/Nastya Tokareva (WY) def. Herder, Tess/Ante, Mariel (DU) 6-32. Elisa Koonik/Tessa van Der Ploeg (WY) vs. Johnson, Maddie/Lomas, Joely (DU) 4-5, unfinished3. Dorottya Jonas/Miranda Talbert (WY) def. Jaglarz, Mela/Brills, Summer (DU) 6-4 Match NotesDrake Bulldogs 5-3Wyoming Cowgirls 5-3Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (2,1,3,4) Print Friendly Version
Donegal TD Pearse Doherty has called on the Government to immediately initiate a review of the DEIS Programme, the state’s official plan for tackling educational disadvantage in schools.Deputy Doherty made the comments following mounting anger within many schools and communities throughout Donegal which continue to be excluded from the programme. This is despite recent statistics that showed the schools were in some of the most disadvantaged areas anywhere in the state.Deputy Doherty said he is now seeking a meeting with the Minister for Education and is calling for the immediate reappraisal of the programme in order to take account of this latest data. Deputy Doherty said:“Earlier this year, the Minister launched the 2017 DEIS Plan which set out the Department’s latest programme aimed at tackling educational disadvantage through providing better opportunities for those in communities most at risk of disadvantage and social exclusion.“The plan is based on the recent Review of the DEIS Programme which included a new identification process for the purpose of selecting schools for inclusion, including data collected from both the Primary and Post-Primary Databases, the Central Statistics Office as well as the Pobal HP Index on Deprivation.“A number of additional schools were included to the new programme last September however, while this is to be welcomed, there is considerable anger at the fact that many schools have been excluded, despite the fact that the areas in which they are located have been identified as some of the most disadvantaged in the state according to the most recent Deprivation statistics which was only published in September.“This means that schools in some of the most deprived areas of Donegal have not been included as part of the latest DEIS Plan, even though they meet the plan’s criteria and qualify for the scheme. “As a result, primary schools such as in Gort a’ Choirce, Rann na Feirste and Mhín Tine Dé, as well as secondary schools such as Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair are not being provided with the additional supports needed to best cater to the educational needs of its pupils.“This is completely unacceptable and parents and school staff are rightly extremely angry and concerned at the fact that, despite the best efforts of teachers and principals, these pupils continue to be at risk of educational disadvantage.“The Minister is on the Dáil record as stating that, should updated information become available which later shows that a school currently precluded from the scheme now meets the criteria, then it will be included to the DEIS programme.“Clearly, the publication of this latest deprivation data warrants DEIS status to be extended to include a number of schools throughout Donegal and I intend to raise this with the Minister in the Dáil at the next available opportunity.“I’ve also now sought a meeting with the Minister with the view to discuss these issues and to examine the need to have schools currently excluded from the programme awarded DEIS Status where schools meet the criteria for additional supports.” Anger over Donegal schools excluded from DEIS programme was last modified: December 13th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:deisPearse Doherty TDpobalscoil ghaoth dobhair
SANTA CLARA – What should the 49ers know about the Detroit Lions ahead of Sunday’s home opener at Levi’s Stadium? If the Lions’ 48-17 blowout loss on Monday night to the New York Jets didn’t provide enough clues, here are five questions with Lions beat writer Justin Rogers of the Detroit News:Is a mutiny afoot with veterans ready to turn on new coach Matt Patricia, even though any veteran worth his salt should be upset after a 48-17 blowout? And why is Patricia reserving his conference call …