first_imgKEENAN Harper has continued his goal-scoring prowess by assisting Rising Stars to remain dominant in the GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power National Under-17 Intra Association League which continued on Thursday.The side picked up their third win in as many matches at the Bartica Secondary School ground.Rising Stars, behind a brace from Dornell James, who is now tied with Harper on 5 goals each, trounced Strikers 4-0, the latter’s first loss in their three matches to date.Thursday’s other match produced win number two for Lazio via a 5-1 margin over Beacons – their second loss in as many matches.From left Wesley Smith, Ezekiel King and Ariel Burnette – Lazio FCJames was on song in the 6th and 58th minutes, Ziggy Edwards netted in the 50th minute while Harper tucked in his goal in the 53rd minute for another clinical performance from the Rising Stars line-up, as they sit at the top all alone on 9 points.Despite the loss, Strikers remain in second place with a better goal average ahead of Lazio and Potaro Strikers, all on 6 points each.Lazio were led to their big win thanks to a hat-trick of goals from Ezekiel King, who now moves to 4 goals overall. King netted in the 14th, 23rd, and 39th minutes with one each from Ariel Burnett in the 30th minute and Wesley Smith in the 49th.Kyle Caesar scored Beacons’ consolation goal in the 29th minute from the penalty mark.Two more matches are fixed for today at the same venue; Lazio will engage Rivers View from 14:00hrs to be followed by a clash between Strikers and Beacons.last_img read more

first_img Published on November 12, 2016 at 5:27 pm Contact Chris: | @ChrisLibonati Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said starting quarterback Eric Dungey is “probably doubtful” to play next week against No. 20 Florida State. Dungey missed the Orange’s (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) 35-20 loss to North Carolina State (5-5, 2-4) on Saturday with an undisclosed injury after being listed as questionable on Thursday’s injury report.SU waited until about 50 minutes before the game to announce Dungey would sit out. Prior to the game, Dungey was dressed in a long sleeve shirt, shorts and a hat. He threw the ball around with teammates.Redshirt junior quarterback Zack Mahoney started in Dungey’s place, completing 13-of-24 passes for 190 yards, a touchdown and one interception.“We’ll miss Eric in any other games he doesn’t play in,” Babers said after the game.“Based off the traditions, I’d imagine it’s probably doubtful,” Babers added later about whether Dungey will play against Florida State. “But again, it’s a medical decision.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDungey was knocked out of the loss to Clemson  a week ago near the end of the first quarter when linebacker Dorian O’Daniel drove his helmet into Dungey’s shoulder. O’Daniel’s helmet slid underneath Dungey’s chin, knocking his helmet halfway off. Dungey put his hands to his head while on the ground. He got up with the help of trainers but looked woozy as he was guided to the locker room with at least one hand on him from a staff member the entire way.“We’re going to be very, very cautions and that’s good for the young man,” Babers said.Dungey has an extensive history with hits to the head. Last year, he was knocked out of games against Central Michigan and Louisville, each time taking hits to the head. A Pittsburgh defender also hit Dungey in the head last season, causing the quarterback to lie motionless on the field for a short time. The quarterback got up, however, and re-entered the game.“As a football coach and as a football player, that stuff happens all the time,” Babers said. “Guys get hurt. That’s what makes our game so unpredictable and it’s also the thing that makes our game so cool … you do get an opportunity to hit a star.“In basketball, you don’t get to touch Michael Jordan or you get in trouble. You get in trouble if you touch Magic (Johnson). In football, you get to touch them as long as you play within the rules. As a football player, guys get hurt and guys come back and we embrace that ideal of finding a way to find the next man step up.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img StumbleUpon Share Submit Share Related Articles In its latest round of rulings, The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has welcomed the instruction ProgressPlay sent to its brand operator regarding how they must not use a derogatory tweet again in their future advertising.The tweet, that originated from one of ProgressPlay’s licensees that operates the brand Fruity King Casino, referred to an image of female presenters in their swimwear from a daytime television show and the text, “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig. #LooseWomen18.”In response, ProgressPlay stated that all concerns relating to advertising had been taken very seriously, including from those which might deem the tweet as being derogatory towards women. Adding to that the licensee was approached by the brand operator in order to understand the reason for publishing the tweet, the logic behind it, its context and any other information which could shed light on the matter. Furthermore, the brand operator was told to immediately remove the tweet and not to use it again in future because of the very nature of the complaint that had been made.In defence the brand operator claimed it believed that the tweet was by no means derogatory towards women. Adding that the image along with text “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig” was not derogatory towards women and that the link to them was meant to refer to the TV show, in which the women in the photo appeared in, as a low quality programme. Therefore, the text referred to the show and not to the women themselves.Twitter also stated its advertising policies prohibited promoted tweets which were low-quality, offensive or hateful and we confirmed that a tweet of this nature would infringe its advertising policies. ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020last_img read more

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Martin Lycka – GVC HoldingsGVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka reviews the events of a world-changing April 2020, in which tough lessons have been learnt by the lived experience of working and adjusting to national lockdown orders…_____________________________Dear Diary, What a month this has been. In the UK, we are told the virus has peaked and is now hopefully ebbing. However, we are not out of the woods yet. There’s a shimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, but not much more. Personal statistics: 30 health walks and five Netflix series completed. The number of conference calls, I lost count in week two … Zoom in, Zoom out, Teams, Skype. This is the new normal. On the menu: dealing with COVID-19 motivated measures. Portugal and Lithuania approve the suspension of gambling licences. Spain, Sweden and Belgium introduce additional restrictions on play and advertising. The UK-facing industry commits to temporarily halting TV advertising. Colorado bravely launches sports betting despite the pandemic. Tennessee insists on a maximum pay-out rate. Is this the new normal? Conferences move away from glitzy and glamorous hotels into computer-generated networking halls. Talking heads and virtual visualisations of people occupy our screens. We have to rely on our own coffee makers and carefully managed supplies at breaks and lunches. Yet, perhaps bizarrely, it all comes together and works, despite the occasional shrieks of “Can you hear me?” No commute or mayhap, just a short trudge with the laptop from the lounge to the kitchen for an afternoon change of scene. Colleagues, sometimes inadvertently, invite us to their houses during work-related conference calls. Most people demonstrate admirable levels of self-restraint. Stay at home, keep distance, sanitise. The use of words well and healthy in emails have gone through the roof; we have never enquired so much and so frequently about acquaintances’ wellbeing. This is no walk in the park; these are testing times. Daily routines have been turned upside down. Boredom and anxiety have crept in. A lot of people may be looking for a way out. Is gambling one of them? Well, no, it isn’t. Gambling (just like Netflix, by the way) is meant to be consumed within reason and as a form of entertainment; it is not a silver bullet in the fight against monotony. The sporting highlights of the month have been the NFL Draft and (who would have ever thought) the kick-off of the Belarusian football league. Punters are brushing up on their poker knowledge and venturing into the world of blackjack and roulette. Has there been an explosion in the levels of gambling addiction? No, the numbers don’t bear this out. Customer behavourial patterns are changing but the safety nets are in place and the industry works hard to make the meshes even tighter. Don’t get me wrong, dear Diary, there is still work to be done, concerns to be addressed. The abolitionists are once again on the march. We might not agree with their views, yet we need to be prepared to reflect upon what they have got to say and engage in a productive debate.At the same time, one would hope, there is two-way traffic. The other side of the divide should finally bring itself to recognising that the industry has stepped up to the plate and delivered on a number of accounts. There is a fine line to tread between reasonable regulatory restrictions allowing for an attractive gambling offer and the overregulation based on myths, leading to the perdition of the black market. At one point, lockdowns and associated restrictions will be lifted. We may not be allowed to go back to our old jet setting routines anytime soon, but hopefully catching up with friends in a café down the road will once again become a la mode. Question is: what will happen to the COVID-19 related restrictions on gambling and gambling advertising? Calling off the suspension of licences is straightforward enough. Will all the advertising restrictions be undone though? Or is there a risk that some of the ‘temporary’ ones will morph into permanent rules? Just as it will for the physical lockdown, lifting the gambling lockdown will require careful planning, bucket loads of reason and a human touch. This goes for both the industry and its regulators. To give but one example, the recent Copenhagen Economics report on Sweden shows that the government rhetoric does not necessarily chime with the reality of a market suffering under a severe regulatory strain of perhaps well-intended but counterproductive regulations. I would humbly suggest that further populistic attempts of plunging the industry into an even deeper abyss in Sweden, or elsewhere for that matter, may end up being an unlicensed operator’s wet dream. But that was what happened in April, dear Diary. A new month has dawned. I am off as there’s a new set of healthy walks to complete … ______________________ LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share Related Articleslast_img read more

first_imgESPN reported on Tuesday that the Nets tested players with tests purchased from an unnamed private company.The NBA suspended its season last Wednesday after Utah Jazz All-Star Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus. Gobert’s All-Star teammate Donovan Mitchell later also tested positive, as did Detroit Pistons player Christian Wood.Durant has not played basketball this season, after rupturing his Achilles tendon during last year’s NBA Finals while playing for the Golden State Warriors. NBA star Kevin Durant and three other Brooklyn Nets players have tested positive for COVID-19.The names of the four players were not made public in the team’s release on Twitter, but Kevin Durant soon spoke out about his condition with Shams Charania of The Athletic.“Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this,” Durant told the Athletic. He added that he is feeling OK.last_img read more

first_imgNewcombe remembers those days well, and in a 95-minute video interview at Dodger Stadium in 2005 that was arranged by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, he recounted his early days in the game with “Sweet” Lou Johnson, a major league outfielder in the 1960s who is also a member of the Dodger front office. Seated in leather armchairs in an executive meeting room, the two spoke comfortably about Newcombe’s recollections.While the interview was conducted by the NLBM and intended to be part of a series made available to researchers, it has never been transcribed or shown to a public audience.Raymond Doswell, vice president and curator of the NLBM, told this reporter he was the first to be granted access to it. That makes it in essence a video time capsule, being seen and written about here for the first time. Of the interview, Doswell said “… our plan all along (was) to make these accessible to the public for research purposes. They have not yet been transcribed, but we are working on that … to allow some access to these materials.”Breaking the barrierNewcombe spoke fondly of former Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey, who signed him, Campanella and Robinson to their first contracts, and of other teammates, both black and white. But he also told the story of one league president who — at the start of Newcombe’s and Campanella’s careers — refused to let them join a Dodger farm team, saying he’d shut down the league rather than open it to black players.“When Jackie was signed to play in Montreal (Brooklyn’s top minor-league team) in 1946,” Newcombe said in the interview, “Roy Campanella and I signed to play for the Danville Dodgers in the Three-I (Illinois-Indiana-Iowa) League. When the president of the league heard about that, he called Branch Rickey and said ‘I’ll close the league down. They’ll never play here.’ There was only one club left in the Dodger farm system where we could go, and that was in Nashua, New Hampshire, in the New England League. Buzzie Bavasi was the general manager and Walter Alston was the field manager.“What would have happened if the president of the New England League had said the same thing as the president of the Three-I League? You might never have seen Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe play baseball and set the records that we set. Roy and I talked a lot about Nashua and how the people received us and opened up their homes to us.”While Newcombe places the blame with Tom Fairweather, the Three-I League president, Neil Lanctot, author of “Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella,” believes another factor in the scenario may have been Kish Bookwalter, president of the Danville team. Danville was a small coal-mining town on the Illinois-Indiana border, and Bookwalter may have been reluctant to risk losing blue-collar fans by integrating his team.Another man who slowed the arrival of African-American players to the major leagues was Kenesaw Mountain Landis, baseball’s first commissioner. “(Landis) always made the statement when the issue came about — and he used the “N” word openly — and said they will never play as long as I am commissioner,” Newcombe said. Landis died in 1944, and Albert “Happy” Chandler became commissioner.“That allowed things to happen,” Newcombe said. “Branch Rickey was about the business of making things happen. … There were 16 teams in major league ball at that time, and Branch Rickey was one man by himself. “Branch Rickey made the statement many times that ‘I’m going to meet my God at some time, and I can’t meet my God as long as this (segregation) is going on. Black men are precluded from playing baseball.’“Rickey went to Chandler and said, ‘Happy, I need your help,’ and Chandler said to him, ‘Is it the right thing to do?’ and Rickey said, ‘Yes, that’s why I’m here.’ Chandler said, ‘OK, Branch, I’m with you,’ and things began to change.”Newcombe also said that at one time he, not Robinson, was being considered as the first black player to join the Dodgers.“People need to know this,” he said. “Buzzie (Bavasi) said in a book that they were thinking about me as the first. But I was 19, brash and uneducated. Buzzie said in his book that they needed a man with more experience, and that’s why they went with Jackie. “I could throw, but I didn’t always know where the ball was going to go. I might have started a riot.“When Branch Rickey went with Jackie, believe me, he made the right decision. He wasn’t the fastest man in the game and he didn’t have the most power — that would have been Larry Doby — but, man, could he play baseball. He could beat you so many ways. … One time he was between third base and home plate and he had nine baseball players chasing him down the line, trying to catch him, and they never did catch him.”Newcombe spoke of societal conditions that eventually led to the signing of black players. “It’s a long history and you have to have a start somewhere,” he said. “It’s not finished yet, and there’s a long way to go, but you have to have a start.“I’m proud to say I was there in the beginning, back in 1946. People were wondering why a black man could go and fight and die in the war, pay taxes, get a job, but they came back home … and they couldn’t play baseball. This game was closed to them as far as the major leagues were concerned. All we had were the Negro Leagues. Thank God for the Negro Leagues. That’s what we came back to. I was one of the first black men signed along with (Campanella) and Jackie, all because of the Negro Leagues. … Somebody had to tear down that barrier, and we finally tore it down in 1946.”On the move growing upNewcombe was born in Madison, New Jersey, on June 14, 1926. His family moved frequently because his father was a chauffeur, and the family he worked for also moved regularly. When he entered high school in Elizabeth, New Jersey, he learned there was no baseball team. “As a result,” he said, “I had to get what baseball I learned on the sandlots.”“I was very fortunate in that the man who lived next door, Johnny Greer, had been a great amateur player. He saw me throwing stones one day and said ‘I’m going to teach you how to play baseball. If you can throw stones that hard, you can throw a baseball that hard. I’m going to teach you how to pitch,’ and he did.“He taught me how to throw it, how to control it, and he taught me a lot about life. He was like a father pro tem to me. He was about 14 years older than I, and my father wasn’t home a lot because of his work.”Eventually, through Greer, Newcombe was introduced to Effa Manley, co-owner with her husband of the Newark Eagles of the Negro National League. “I was 17,” he recalls, “and I was already about 6foot-1 and 180 pounds.” He grew to 6-4 and weighed about 220 pounds during his playing career.“I’ll never forget Effa Manley,” Newcombe said. “She was an outstanding woman. She offered me $175 a month to play for the Eagles in 1944. We trained on a college campus in Richmond, Va. When I got to training camp, I put on my uniform, and Willie Wells, the manager, said, ‘You’re not going to throw for 10 days. All I want you to do is run. You’re only 17 but you’re going to be a big man. If your legs are in shape, you’ll be in shape.’ Ten days. No throwing. Just running. I never hurt my arm, all because of Willie Wells.”Newcombe was 1-3 that season in Newark, and 3-4 the following year. Then, in 1946, he and Campanella were signed by Rickey and went to Nashua. “I was 14-4 that first year in Nashua,” Newcombe said in the interview. “If I had been white, I would have moved up to a higher-level league, but remember, there was nowhere else to go. So I came back to Nashua in 1947 and went 19-6.”In 1948, still only 22, Newcombe was assigned to the Dodgers’ top farm team, Montreal,  then in the International League, which had been Robinson’s springboard to the majors. He was 17-6, but still didn’t earn a place on the Brooklyn roster in 1949. “I didn’t know what I had to do to make the Dodgers,” Newcombe told Johnson. “I had to go back to Montreal. I started a spring training game against the Dodgers and beat them, 4-1, but I still had to go back to Montreal.”Called up with the DodgersIn May 1949, Newcombe got the news he had been waiting for. Two Dodger pitchers had developed arm trouble and Newcombe got a call in Montreal, telling him to meet the club in Chicago. “I couldn’t believe it when I walked into the clubhouse,” he said, “and there were Jackie and Roy and Gil (Hodges) and Duke (Snider).”Even though he had missed the first month of the season, Newcombe was named to the National League All-Star team, went 17-8 with five shutouts and was chosen Rookie of the Year.He became one of the most successful pitchers of the 1950s, was a 20-game winner three times and the Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Award winner in 1956, the year that honor was created. He was 27-7 that season. Still, Newcombe seemed disheartened when Johnson, now 82, asked him, “Have you reaped the accolades of all your awards?” “No,” Newcombe responded without hesitation. “The year I was 27-7, I didn’t make the All-Star team. And I’m not even talked about for the Hall of Fame. I’m not even mentioned.“I don’t care about the Hall of Fame. I’d rather see Gil Hodges or Maury Wills (also former Dodgers) get it. I don’t need it. I’ve got everything else. … This game gave me the chance to be somebody, and I gave it my all. … I’m proud of my time in baseball. We went about the business of doing our jobs and winning championships. I’m kind of sorry that I have these feelings about the Hall of Fame.” Johnson pointed out to Newcombe that he missed two years (1952 and 1953) while in the military, when he was at the top of his game, and asked him, “Do you think those two years … cost you?” “No doubt about it,” Newcombe answered. “It probably cost me at least 35 or 40 games. I gained weight, I was out of shape for the 1954 season and only won nine games. The Dodgers won the National League pennant both years I was gone, and I would have been part of that. But I don’t regret being in the military. I don’t know any country better than this country.”In the interview, Newcombe was elated when he told Johnson the story of a later encounter. “Fast forward a few years to 1968 when a famous man, a famous black man, sat at my table one night at a dinner. His name was Martin Luther King. He said, ‘Don, you and Jackie and Roy will never know how much easier you made it for me to do my job. On the baseball field, you opened things up — where people could stay, where they could eat.’ This was 24 days before Martin died in Memphis.” Newcombe related one other recollection to Johnson.“In St. Louis, we used to pull into Union Station and all the white players would get onto an air-conditioned bus,” Newcombe said. “Jackie and Roy and I would stand at the curb and wait for a taxi. We’d go to the Adams Hotel, a black hotel in a room next to a club where there was music until 3 in the morning. Imagine having to endure that. The Adams Hotel wasn’t air-conditioned. Many nights, we had to soak our sheets in a bucket of ice and sleep with the windows open, mosquitoes biting us, while our teammates stayed at the air-conditioned Chase Hotel.“One day in 1955, I had had enough. I told Jackie, ‘I’m going over to the Chase and find out why we can’t stay there. Jackie said, ‘I’ll go with you.’ We talked to the manager, and Jackie said, ‘Do you know who I am?’ And the manager said, ‘Yes, sir. I do.’ Jackie said, ‘Then you know why we’re here. Can you tell us why we can’t stay here?’ And the manager said, ‘Gentlemen, all I can think of is that they probably don’t want you using the swimming pool.’So I said I didn’t swim because I didn’t want to hurt my arm, and Jackie said he didn’t know how to swim, although Jackie could do anything, and the man said, ‘Well, come on in.’ “We went back to the Adams Hotel and told Roy Campanella ‘we’re going to the Chase Hotel.’ We opened up the Chase Hotel. We told Henry Aaron of the Braves and Willie Mays of the Giants so black players could live in comfort rather than misery. We changed that.”Lanctot, in his Campanella biography, has a slightly different take on the story. He writes that the New York Giants’ black players had been staying at the Chase since 1953, but with the understanding that they would not use the bar, dining room or pool.A principled standNewcombe recalled another incident from St. Louis in the mid-’50s. “The Dodgers had more black players than any other team,” he said, “and thousands of black folks were out in the street, wanting to see us play, but Sportsman’s Park, where the Cardinals played, was segregated. There were only 3,000 seats for black people. Jackie got up on a stool after batting practice and said, ‘Roy and Don and I aren’t going to play today unless everyone is allowed to attend.’ The traveling secretary told Cardinals management, and they opened the gates. We could not be men unless we did something about righting these wrongs, and we changed them. We made a contribution … a stepping stone to make it better for somebody else.”“We’ve been bitter because of the treatment we received … but one day, things are going to get better. Jackie always said it was a matter of changing one letter to turn ‘bitter’ to ‘better.’ We made a radical change in racism in this country from what we did on the baseball field. I want the kids of today to know about how our life once was and what they enjoy now because of what we did. I wish the kids knew more. In 1975, they asked 25 young major league players who Jackie Robinson was, and 16 didn’t know.”Newcombe stayed with the Dodgers until 1958, when he was traded to Cincinnati. In 1960, he was purchased by Cleveland, and was released following the end of the season. He finished his major league career with 149 wins and 90 losses and an earned run average of 3.56.Even then, he wasn’t through. He spent 1961 with Spokane of the Pacific Coast League, going 9-8. Then, on May 28, 1962, he signed a contract with the Chunichi Dragons in Nagoya, Japan. He lured old friend Larry Doby out of retirement and both traveled halfway around the world. They became the first former major league stars to play in Japan, but what set Newcombe apart is that he went there not to resurrect his pitching career, but as a hitter.In Nagoya, he divided his time between the outfield and first base. Always a good hitter with the Dodgers, he had 12 home runs and 43 RBIs in just 81 games while hitting .262. Then he returned home and retired as a player. As the interview was wrapping up, and Johnson was thanking the NLBM for sponsoring it, Newcombe said, in closing: “Jackie said life is only as good as what you do to help somebody else. You have to ask yourself — what are you going to be proud of?” Nearly all the men who broke baseball’s color barrier in the 1940s — Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Larry Doby — are no longer with us.One who remains is former pitcher Don Newcombe, who joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949 and is still a member of the team’s management. Newcombe, who turns 91 today, was present at the start of the game’s integration, signing with the Dodgers’ minor-league organization in 1946 after two years in the Negro Leagues.Every year, baseball honors Robinson, who became the first African-American to play in the major leagues in the 20th Century when he joined the Dodgers in 1947, the start of a career that ended with his selection to the Hall of Fame.Even casual fans know that Robinson endured racial taunts from fans and opponents, and even hostility from some teammates. Less well known are the accounts of the indignities that younger players trying to break the color line endured on their journey to the majors.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgThe best BH tennis player Damir Dzumhur achieved a historic ranking on the ATP list. He is currently the 87th player of the world.What he had announced at the beginning of this year as a major goal, Dzumhur achieved in the first two months.Thanks to great results on the ATP Challenger tournament in Dominican Republic and the win against Argentinian Renzo Olivo and the placement to the final of the ATP Challenger tournament in Morelos in Mexico, where he was defeated from Victor Estrella, the best BH tennis player is going back home with 150 achieved pints and total 577 points on the ATP list, which was enough for 87th place.Dzumhur left behind names such as Nicolas Almagro, Ivan Dodig, Lleyton Hewitt… (Source: read more

first_imgSaturday, June 8, 2013Wellington Clean Up– 8 a.m. – Volunteers meet in lower pizza hut parking lot at 7:45am. See attached flyer for pick up area.Chamber Steel Challenge– Trigger Guard- 9:30 a.m. — Registration- 10 a.m.Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond Class on June 8 from 9-12:30 p.m. at Sumner Regional Medical Center.Sumner County Relay for Life– 6 p.m. -Midnight- Middle School TrackWellington Heat Game – vs Dodge City Athletics  – “Jimmy Buffet Night” Sponsored by the EZ Choice Meats- 7:05 p.m. -Hibbs Hooten Field.Third Annual Kansas Badlands MudFest– $10 admission.Sunday, June 9, 2013Wellington Heat Game – vs Dodge City Athletics  – “Fire Rescue & EMT Appreciation Night” Sponsored by Sumner Communications- 7:05 p.m. -Hibbs Hooten Field. Get your free tickets at Sumner Communications. 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 Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. +2 Vote up Vote down Guest · 374 weeks ago I want to thank the clean-up crew who came by and picked up tree limbs, etc. this a.m. I have always taken my own limbs and grass clippings to the compost site; however, last spring my old pickup lost its transmission and now I am unable to do so myself. Those folks were working hard and doing a wonderful job; however, they should not be taken advantage of. Those who have pickups should take their own limbs, etc. to the compost site or landfill as I did for many a moon. By the way, I’m a 78 yr. old woman. Thanks again to the clean-up crew, who are trying to make Wellington a clean and beautiful place to live. Report Reply 0 replies · active 374 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to 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 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 commentslast_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,President David Granger is reported as saying that, “…Government plans to embark on a global search for the best qualified personnel to staff the proposed department of energy (DoE)”. This, on the surface, seems to be a rational and well-considered statement by the President. Furthermore, it is difficult to argue with what the President is saying, as we should seek always to employ the ‘best qualified personnel’ to ensure our interests are sufficiently represented and our people and country are safeguarded. What is befuddling, however, is that the Administration, knowingly if one goes by what President Granger said, hadn’t the best skills but chose nevertheless to engage a mammoth corporation as Exxon and its partners in reaching agreement on the extraction of our new-found petroleum resources. Without a doubt, the absence of the right skills has caused the agreement inked with Exxon and its associates to be widely panned and as we saw recently, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in diplomatic language, expressing its concern. It seems the Government has adopted a putting the cart before the horse approach to governance which has seen it committing folly after folly. Nevertheless, I indeed hope that the best possible skills, barring cronyism and nepotism, could be employed, but I will not hold my breath on this.Yours faithfully,Liebert Alleynelast_img read more

first_imgPrimary health care providers, of 28 health facilities across Region Six, were involved in a four-day training programme which would equip them with the requisite knowledge for the development of a user-friendly manual.The new manual, when completed, will outline the management of health facilities, office procedures and standards, which must be adhered to. It will eliminate all existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), that contradict or come into conflict with the proper delivery of health care.Health Minister Volda Lawrence along with PAHO/WHO Country Representative, Dr William Adu-Krow pose with the graduates of User Friendly Manual Development training programmeInstead of having each health centre or health post in the region, operating under varying SOPs, the user-friendly manual will provide universal guidelines to all facilities. As such, persons would be able to visit any of the region’s health facilities and access the same standard of healthcare.A simple graduation ceremony was held at the Japanese Hall, St Francis Developers, Rose Hall, Corentyne, Region Six. Guest speaker, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence urged the graduates to be cognisant of the magnitude of the manual which is to be compiled.The minister described Region Six as leaders for having realised a programme that will serve as a pilot for the improvement of primary health care in all other regions. “You are pacesetters and I want to say this to you. Don’t believe that you just do this and then you return to your health centre and that’s it. You may be called upon to go to Region Five and help a health centre to put theirs (manual) together or go to Region Eight or Three because you are the core group”.According to the minister, the administration’s plan to implement this system, is another shrewd move by the Public Health Ministry to bridge the gaps of inequality of healthcare among the ten administrative regions.“You have begun that race. The race that will see us having that unique and uniformed service throughout the various facilities and as we start with the clinics, then we will have to take it to the hospitals,” Minister Lawrence explained. She added that crafting of such a manual means that health service throughout the region and by later extension, the country, must reflect quality.The ministry’s Focal Point Coordinator in Region Six, Alex Foster said that following his appointment, he along with Region Six health representatives realised the necessity for this tool after conducting visits to health posts and centres throughout the region.Another major feature of the manual is the detailing of an emergency evacuation plan that caters to the particular needs of each facility.last_img read more