Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington varsity basketball teams fell to Andale Tuesday to open the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV season. Plus other Sumner County basketball actionâ€¦Varsity girls: Andale 48 Wellington 44The Wellington girls basketball team played Andale down to the wire but still could not get past the Lady Indians on the road. Not sure if the Lady Dukes have ever won in Andale’s gym. Tuesday they came close against the preseason favorite.The game came down to the last eight seconds of the game before Andale secured the win on a free throw.Andale took a 14-9 first quarter lead and held a 24-19 advantage at the half. Wellington then took the lead in the third quarter 34-28 outscoring the Indians 16-9. But Andale came back with a 15-9 output in the fourth for the victory.Scoring for Wellington was Carlie McComb with 18, Lauryn Snipes 14, Tayland French 3, Taylor Zimmerman 3, Jaedyn Ledesma 3, Lereia Salvador 2, and Holly Wright 1.Wellington is now 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the league. The Crusaders travel to Wichita Collegiate on Friday before the Christmas break.Varsity boys: Andale 56 Wellington 44The Wellington boys fell to Andale in the league opener.The Indians took a 20-14 first quarter lead and led 30-21 at the half. The Crusaders held tough in the second half, but. would eventually fall behind by double digits for the loss.Wesley Gilmore was the leading scorer with 11 points for the Crusaders. Austin Dunn had 10, Colin Reichenberger 6, Trevor Nance 6, Connor Phelps 4, Payton Baker 3, and Parker Daugherty 2.Wellington is now 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the league. The Crusaders trade to Wichita Collegiate on Friday before the Christmas break.In junior varsity action, Wellington beat Andale 64-32. C-team lost to Andale 58-38.Sumner County:Boys: Oxford 74 Central-Burden 34Oxford opened up a 20-9 first-quarter lead and was in front 41-21 en route to victory.“We played a very young team tonight here at home,” said Kyle Green, Oxford head boys basketball coach. “We did a nice job tonight running our zone offense and getting good looks out of it.”Oxford is 2-2 on the year.Other Sumner County scores:Boys:Conway Springs 50 Garden Plaine 48,Wichita Trinity 74 Belle Plaine 52Girls:Wichita Trinity 55 Belle Plaine 19Garden Plain 37 Conway Springs 20Caldwell 51 Argonia 35
The first of many Murdoch Division Showdowns play out this weekend in the Heritage City when the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels invade the NDCC Arena.The Hawks start the three-game Murdoch Division series Friday with a tilt in Nelson.Beaver Valley, suffering its first loss of the season Saturday at home to Osoyoos Coyotes, trails the Leafs and Rebels by a slim one point in Murdoch standings.However, Castlegar has played four more games than both Nelson and Beaver Valley.Twenty-year-old Ryan Edwards, eighth in league scoring with eight goals and eight assists leads the Hawks into the contest.Nelson counters with the one-two punch of Travis Wellman and Jamie Vlanich — the two line mates have combined for 34 points in seven games this season.Saturday Nelson travels to Castlegar to meet the Rebels in the first of a home-and-home series. Sunday, round two goes at 2:30 p.m. in Nelson.Leaf fans get to see former Leaf defenceman Seth Schmidt in action.Schmidt, a native of Creston, was involved in the deal that sent Vlanich and Wellman to Nelson during the offseason.Schmidt currently sits second in Rebel scoring with 13 points and has points in eight of his nine games played this season.ICE CHIPS: The triple-header weekend has been dubbed Parent Weekend by Leaf management. The three games allow parents of players the opportunity to watch their kids in action. The Leafs hockey club is hosting a reception following Friday’s game against Beaver Valley before a luncheon Saturday afternoon at the Hume Hotel. . . .The Nelson Leafs traded another homegrown product away when Matt MacDonald was dealt to the Revelstoke Grizzlies last week. The 6-foot, 160-pound forward was moved for a player to be named later. Earlier this summer Leaf brass traded Dallon Stoddart to Castlegar in the Wellman/Vlanich deal. In 52 games with Nelson stretching over two seasons, MacDonald had seven goals and seven assists for 14 points.
Smith, who stood down from the national team following the Rugby Championship, told Fairfax that he found about his prostate cancer during the tournament, but he and his wife decided to keep it quiet.60 year old Smith had an operation in December and says the news has been very positive since.Smith has plans to do some coaching advisory work in both Japan and Italy.
Sampdoria already suffers five positives for coronavirus in its workforce. After announcing the contagion of Manolo Gabbiadini yesterday, all the players had to undergo the relevant medical tests and quarantine. Now, the Italian club has confirmed on its website that four other soccer players suffer from the disease: Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina and Morten Thorsby.Thus, the club has announced that it has applied all the protocol established by law and has closed all the facilities, in addition to communicating to all those members of the entity’s staff that they maintain voluntary isolation in their homes to avoid further contagion. Thereto They add that any necessary activity in the coming days will be carried out through telework and that, therefore, there will be no contact between possible infected.The press release closes with a joint message from the managers, President Massimo Ferrero, Claudio Ranieri and the entire staff: “We invite everyone to respect, rigorously and firmly, the ministerial and regional dispositions to face together, with courage and a spirit of collective sacrifice, this period. Everything will be fine and we will do it together. Stay at homeFinally, he confirmed that, despite the positive of his players, they are all in good health and are not at risk. Vlahovic, positive and asymptomaticWhile Fiorentina has announced its first case. Dusan Vlahovic, center forward ‘viola’, has also tested positive, as confirmed by the club in an official statement. However, the Serbian case is particular, given that despite suffering from the disease, no symptoms Of the same. This is how the text reads: “Fiorentina can confirm that Dusan Vlahovic has tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently at home and does not have any symptoms. The club has proceeded with all the relevant isolation processes and is identifying every person who have contacted him “.In Italy, meanwhile, all sports competitions are suspended until further notice and the alarm status has been announced. All establishments are closed, except for pharmacies and supermarkets to supply the population with basic necessities.
President Barack Obama has announced other activities in addition to the existing ones characterizing the Mandela Washington Fellowship.The announcement comes following the hosting of another batch of 500 young Africans at various universities in the United States to study in various areas including Civil Service, Public Management and Entrepreneurship.In the President’s pronouncement, he said the Mandela Washington Fellowship (otherwise known as YALI) Regional Leadership Center (RLC) now opens in Accra, Ghana. Additionally, up to 80 Americans will participate in a reverse exchange next year, traveling to Africa to work directly with Mandela Washington Fellow Alumni and other young people and institutions across the continent.As a result of high growth of the membership of YALI Network in the tone of 140,000, members will now have access to expanded online courses, including three new online courses called the “Mandela Washington Fellowship Institute.”President Obama also affirmed that next year the Mandela Washington Fellowship will expand to 1,000 participants.This summer, YALI Regional Leadership Centers have begun providing leadership training to young Africans between the ages of 18 and 35, further expanding YALI’s reach. These innovative and technology rich Centers in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa will reach every country in sub-Saharan Africa. The first Center, located in Nairobi, Kenya welcomed its inaugural group of 80 young leaders in July and hosted President Obama for his civil society town hall during his recent visit to Kenya. In Accra, Ghana, the Regional Leadership Center covering much of West Africa welcomes and begins training 100 motivated and talented young Africans. The four Centers will train approximately 3,500 young African leaders annually. Admission to the Centers is merit-based, broadly representative of each Center’s region and diversity, and will have gender-balanced participation.To ensure that the Centers provide relevant, quality training, each is designed to include a broad array of public-private partnerships, building upon the assets of African institutions and the resources of the United States. YALI RLC partners include Microsoft, McKinsey & Company, Procter & Gamble, and many others who have committed more than $80 million of financial and in-kind resources in support of the Centers. The MasterCard Foundation, a premier partner, recently expanded its contribution to the YALI Regional Leadership Centers by committing an additional $5 million in financial resources. The expansion of YALI programs over the past five years has allowed the U.S. government to connect with more young Africans than ever before. To date, tens of thousands of young African men and women have increased their skills, professional networks, and resolve in driving positive change in Africa. YALI is providing opportunities for young Africans to enhance their leadership skills and create meaningful ties with American citizens, businesses, organizations, and each other. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of YALI, the President’s signature initiative launched in 2010 to deepen the United States’ engagement with the youth of Africa. YALI supports young African leaders as they work to spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across the continent.Since the completion of their Fellowship experience in the United States, Class of 2014 Fellows are reportedly building innovative businesses, connecting with American and African investors, forging new relationships with young leaders across African nations, and serving their communities with skills developed during the Fellowship. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– additional work needed on South West runway, as delays continueDespite promises that the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project would be completed by 2017, it seems that only one component of the project — the northeast expansion of the runway — will meet that deadline.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson informed the National Assembly that the northeast expansion of the runway will be completed by December, but allAn artist’s impression of the expanded airport at Timehriother components would have to be completed by next year.“Work on the airport expansion project continued in 2017,” he said. “Final completion and commissioning of the facility will take place in 2018, with the newer arrival (terminal) to be completed in the first quarter of 2018.“The departure terminal is scheduled for completion shortly after. The extension of the runway to the northeast will be completed by December 2017, and completion of the southwest expansion will be completed by December 2018.”Patterson noted that one area on the southwest runway had experienced “slippages”. As such, he said, the contractor was asked to do additional work from the foundation upwards to mitigate any safety concerns.The Minister noted that overall completion of the project is at 77 per cent. According to Patterson, the departure terminal is 50 per cent completed, while the new arrival terminal is 70 per cent completed. The northeast runway, he noted, is 95 per cent completed, while the southern runway is 60 per cent completed. The US$150 million project was scheduled to be completed within 32 months of its commencement in 2013. However, Thorne noted, the deadline was extended to December 1, 2017, since the project would have experienced several delays.In 2012, Guyana, under the leadership of former President Donald Ramotar, had secured a US$138 million loan from the China Exim (Export-Import) Bank to fund the expansion and modernisation project, for which the Guyana Government has injected some US$12 million.However, when the coalition Government came in to power in 2015, the project was put on hold, but following discussions between Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and the contracting company China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC), it was announced that the project would be continued.Last year, Project Manager of the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Carmichael Thorne, had been optimistic of the project being completed by 2017. At a project update briefing, Thorne noted that of the US$150 million, only US$37.3 million had been expended to date. Of this amount, some US$33 million was spent by CHEC, which included US$1.9 million of local funds put up by the Government of Guyana. As it relates to the works being done, the Infrastructure Ministry’s project manager told media operatives that while the initial plan was for the northern end of the runway to be extended, because of difficulties with the terrain, a decision was taken to extend the runway from both the northern and southern ends, in order to minimise the cost.
Minibus operator Aubrey Sealey of Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara (WBD) was on Thursday placed on $10,000 bail by Magistrate Rushell Liverpool on a dangerous driving charge.The prosecution’s case is built on the evidence of an investigating rank who claimed that Sealey was speeding at the time his minibus, BRR 6909, suffered a blowout and collided with motorcar HB 9113 on the Nismes Public Road, WBD on February 11, 2018.Sealey had initially entered a guilty plea, but after the magistrate had heard the prosecution’s contention and enquired from the 45-year-old accused if he was indeed speeding, Sealey contended otherwise and a not-guilty plea was entered on his behalf.Sealey’s contention is that he was driving at a normal rate when he suffered the blowout.Magistrate Liverpool disclosed that the prosecution has to establish that the accused had driven dangerously at the time he suffered the mechanical defect.The matter continues at the Wales Magistrate’s Court, where report and fixtures are set for June 7, 2018.
The paintball team earned entrance into the national tournament by making it to the podium in four paintball tournaments held in Grande Prairie this summer. During those four events, Active Adrenaline finished in first place twice, while also earning two third place finishes.Those results earned the team free entrance into the upcoming competition.The team, which was only formed last summer, worked hard for this achievement, practicing weekly on their homemade practice field, where they honed their skills enough to become a competitive team.- Advertisement -Currently, the team is also looking for sponsorship to help establish themselves in some of the nation’s premier leagues, such as the Canadian Professional Paintball League.
Some 500 young people flocked the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown, on Sunday for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Third Annual Robotics Exhibition and prize-giving ceremony.In preparing Guyana’s young people to be the country’s next generation of innovators and leaders, the Office of the Frist Lady collaborated with the public and Private Sector to bring the event to life.Students of Zeeburg Secondary School building their robot at STEMGuyana’s competition and prize-giving ceremonyThe event saw representatives of local technology companies, along with representatives of STEM clubs from all ten 10 of Guyana’s administrative regions.The Tullow Third Annual Robotics Exhibition will allow persons the opportunity to learn about drones, solar power, oil and gas and other technologies that will impact their lives in the future.Speaking with Guyana Times, Esha Persaud, a teacher at the Greenwich Park Primary, East Bank Essequibo, explained that the STEMGuyana programme is a great initiative since it creates opportunities for students.“It helps in creative thinking, reasoning and finding solutions to problems”, she explainedAnastacia Pau Ferro, a student of Tucville Secondary, also stated that the event will assist to promote their creativity along with making adjustments to some of the country’s projects.The STEMGuyana team“This [is] going to benefit our school because we will put this out there and we will be showcasing the importance of this, it will bring to people’s attention and we hope that they will recognise what is going on here, how important soil erosion is…” she vocalised.Just recently, the STEM team placed 10th after battling against 164 other countries from around the globe in Dubai. The team had only four months to prepare for a competition that was new to them.Nevertheless, prizes were awarded to several of the outstanding performers whose contributions were critical to the success of the programme in 2019.Platinum prizes of $100,000 each were given to the two outstanding STEM club coaches, while four cash prizes of $25,000 each were awarded to runners-up in these categories.The outstanding librarians were rewarded with $25,000 in prize money, while ten robot kits were given to 10 schools that had the most students at the exhibition.In contrast, ten laptops were awarded to the 10 outstanding STEM clubs, while all the participants received medals and certificates of membership and participation in the National Robotics League.
1 Cagliari defender Davide Astori Tottenham transfer target Davide Astori has shunned a Premier League move in favour of signing a three-year contract extension with Cagliari.The Italy international had also been linked with moves to Manchester City, Liverpool, Everton, Tottenham and, more recently, Championship club Leeds, who are now owned by Cagliari’s former president Massimo Cellino.But the 27-year-old defender, who made his debut for the Sardinians in 2008, has opted to extend his stay at Stadio Is Arenas.Astori told Cagliari’s official website: “I’ve been here six years now and I’ve grown up and matured while in Sardinia.“I wanted to show my gratitude to Cagliari. I thank president [Tommaso] Giulini: it is a decision we took together.”Cagliari director of sport Francesco Marroccu added: “We are extremely proud we have kept hold of one of our greatest professionals.“Davide was in the last year of his contract and so the fact he wanted to renew with us shows he has great faith in the club.”