Crawford wins 12th DDL feature 35-lap cycle race in National Park

first_imgBERBICE cyclist Romello Crawford won the feature 35-lap event for school boys, novices and invitational riders when cycle coach Hassan Mohamed organised the 12th annual Demerara Distillers Limited’s (DDL) 11-race cycle programme in the National Park yesterday.Crawford recorded a time of one hour 16 minutes 24 seconds in edging professional cyclist Geron Williams to take top honours. Finishing third was Stephano Husbands who also won three of the eight prime prizes that were up for grabs.Williams won one prime while Jamal John,who failed to place among the top six finishers,won four.From the start of the race, Williams, Husbands, Crawford, John, Alonzo Ambrose and Raphael Leung went on a break and shared the lead for the first 21 laps of the 35-lap event, but it was during the 22nd lap that John, Ambrose and Leung were dropped and the other three cyclists worked in tandem to the finish.On hearing the bell for the final lap, Williams stepped up the pace of the race but was pursued by Crawford and Husbands.With approximately 350 metres remaining, Husbands surged to the front followed by Crawford.With approximately 125 metres left for the finish line, Williams jumped the other two riders and rounding the home turn, Crawford followed and out-sprinted Williams to the line.In other results, David Hicks won the three-lap race for boys and girls 12-14 years of age ahead of Jonathan Ramsuchit and Jomar Holigan respectively.Junior Niles won the five-lap event for veterans under 50 years of age. Second was Ian Jackson and finishing third was Sybrone Fernandes.The veterans’ five-lap race for 50 years and over riders was won by Kennard Lovell while Linden Blackman placed second.Curtis Dey won the 10-lap race for juveniles ahead of Brighton John and Adelei Hodge respectively, while C. Archer was the winner of the five-lap event for mountain bikers. Stephon Gobin was second.The BMX two- lap race for boys aged six to nine years was won by Jose Rodrigues. Second was Jarret Barrington and finishing third was Junior Niles Jr.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgIn other MLB news:— The Giants have released Pablo Sandoval, parting ways for a second time with the former fan favorite and 2012 World Series MVP. The 34-year-old Sandoval was batting .220 with one home run and six RBIs in 33 games.— Former All-Star infielder Jake Lamb has been designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks after struggling for nearly three straight seasons. The 29-year-old looked like a future star at third base just a few years ago. He made the NL All-Star team in 2017 before setting career-highs with 30 homers and 105 RBIs that year. Since then, he’s battled injuries and inconsistency while hitting just 12 homers over the past three seasons. — The Nationals have selected the contract of 32-year-old rookie Yadiel Hernández, who played professionally for five years in his native Cuba before signing with Washington in 2016. Hernández has put up impressive numbers in the minors but has yet to play in the majors, stuck in the Nationals’ system behind younger outfielders like Juan Soto and Victor Robles.NFL-SEASON OPENER LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — There is one NBA playoff game on today’s schedule. The Los Angeles Lakers take a 2-1 lead into Game 4 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Houston Rockets.The superstar game of 2-on-2 in Game 3 on Tuesday night was a draw. James Harden and Russell Westbrook had 63 points, 17 rebounds and 15 assists for the Rockets; LeBron James and Anthony Davis had 62 points, 22 rebounds and 11 assists for the Lakers. The difference was the supporting casts, and Rajon Rondo’s 21 points and nine assists were enormous for the Lakers. That was just the second time in Lakers playoff history someone had those numbers off the bench; Michael Cooper had exactly 21 and 9 in Game 2 of the 1987 NBA Finals.James now has been part of more postseason game victories than any player in NBA history, a record he’s earned over his 14 appearances in the playoffs.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSDallas and Vegas resume their chess match in Game 3 Wallace leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at season’s endCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace is leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season. NASCAR’s only full-time Black driver told the team Thursday that he would not sign a contract extension. He will finish the final nine races.The 26-year-old Wallace has driven Petty’s iconic No. 43 the last three seasons. He has a career-best five top-10 finishes this season and is ranked a career-best 23rd in the Cup Series standings. Wallace did not make the playoffs in any of his three Cup seasons and is winless at NASCAR’s top level. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWS Chiefs host Texans in NFL openerKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL opens its season Thursday night in Kansas City, where the Super Bowl champion Chiefs host the Houston Texans.The game features two teams intimately familiar with each other, and each led by dynamic, young quarterbacks in the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) and the Texans’ Deshaun Watson. The Chiefs rallied from a 24-0 hole to beat Houston in the divisional round of the playoffs, but both teams have changed plenty in the eight months since that January day.The rematch at Arrowhead Stadium will be the first game for anybody since February. It also means the crowd at what is historically one of the toughest road venues in the league will be limited to about 17,000 fans, who must adhere to coronavirus restrictions requiring masks and social distancing. This year, fans won’t be permitted to wear headdresses or face paint, traditions deemed offensive to Native Americans. The team also announced recently that it’s discussing the future of its tomahawk chop celebration. Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina crushed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the second inning while wearing No. 21 in honor of fellow Puerto Rican, Roberto Clemente. Molina jumped into the air after passing first base and appeared to wipe away a tear with his uniform sleeve as he approached home plate.Lane Thomas, Tyler O’Neill, Paul Goldschmidt and Rangel Ravelo (RAHN’-hehl rah-VEH’-loh) also homered for St. Louis, which has won five of seven. Ravelo’s estimated 487-foot blast is the longest in Cardinals history since the Statcast era.Jeimer (JAY’-mur) Candelario homered for the Tigers, who have lost seven of nine. Elsewhere around the majors:— The Athletics knocked off the Astros, 3-1 as Sean Manaea (mah-NY’-ah) carried a perfect game into the sixth inning to win his fourth straight start. Matt Olson’s two-run homer helped Oakland move 6 1/2 games ahead of second-place Houston in the AL West. Associated Press — Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton injured his right shoulder while landing awkwardly after catching a high pass in practice. TSutton’s injury occurred 48 hours after the Broncos lost star linebacker Von Miller to a serious ankle injury on the final play of another practice. — The Jets have signed former Rams and Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree to their practice squad. The 28-year-old Ogletree adds depth to the Jets’ inside linebacker spot. — Forbes estimates the Cowboys are the NFL’s most valuable franchise at $5.7 billion. It’s the 14th consecutive year they’ve held that distinction. According to the magazine, Jerry Jones’ team is also the most valuable franchise in the world. On average, each team in the NFL is worth $3.05 billion, an increase of 7% from last year. The Cowboys, Giants, Patriots and Rams are worth at least $4 billion.NBA PLAYOFFSRockets face Lakers in Game 4 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULETigers hammered againUNDATED (AP) — It’s been a rough two days for the Detroit Tigers. About 24 hours after absorbing a 19-0 loss to the Brewers, the Cardinals tagged them for a 12-2 setback in Game 1 of a doubleheader. September 10, 2020center_img NFL-NEWSJags try to solve RB issuesUNDATED (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed running back Devine Ozigbo on injured reserve with a left hamstring injury and signed former Tampa Bay running back Dare Ogunbowale to fill his roster spot. Ogunbowale might have to play in the team’s opener Sunday against Indianapolis since Jacksonville has little depth at the position. The Jaguars waived Leonard Fournette last week and put Ryquell Armstead on the COVID-19 list for the second time in five weeks.In other NFL news: Update on the latest sports EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars take on the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference final. Dallas and Vegas showed each team’s best in Games 1 and 2, so it’s no coincidence the series is tied.After the Stars won the opener 1-0, Vegas got its offense back in Game 2 to tie things up. Now it’s up to Dallas’ best players to do the same. Tyler Seguin and Corey Perry have each gone six games without a point.Since scoring on their first shot of Game 1, the Stars have had 19 attempts blocked by a Vegas defender, 48 stopped by a goalie and missed the net 14 times. The Golden Knights have 57 shots on goal so far and chased Anton Khudobin with three second-period goals Tuesday.TENNIS-US OPENWomen’s semis feature Williams vs Azarenka, Osaka vs. Brady NEW YORK (AP) — Women’s semifinals are on tap Thursday at the U.S. Open. Serena Williams will play Victoria Azarenka in a rematch of the 2012 and 2013 U.S Open finals won by Williams.Williams is closing in on what would be her seventh U.S. Open championship and record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title overall. She has made it to the semifinals in each of her past 11 appearances in New York. Azarenka is a two-time Australian Open champion on a 10-match winning streak and back in a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time in seven years. Williams leads Azarenka 18-4 head-to-head. Williams, who turns 39 later this month, is coming off two three-set comeback victories in a row and hit 20 aces in her win against Tsvetana Pironkova (sveh-TAH’-nuh pih-RAHN’-koh-vah) in the quarterfinals. Williams was the runner-up at Flushing Meadows each of the past two years; she lost to Naomi Osaka in the 2018 final. That was one of Osaka’s two Grand Slam titles.Osaka faces Jennifer Brady in Thursday’s other semifinal. Brady is a 25-year-old from Pennsylvania who helped UCLA win a college championship. This is the farthest she has advanced at any major tournament until this week. She and Osaka have played twice, each winning once by a 6-4, 6-4 score, although Brady’s victory came six years ago. NASCAR-BUBBA WALLACE Georgia State quarterback cleared to play, no virus issuesUNDATED (AP) — After initially being ruled out for the season with a coronavirus-related heart condition, Georgia State freshman quarterback Mikele Colasurdo has been cleared to play. The school says follow-up cardiac evaluations showed Colasurdo does not suffer from myocarditis or any other heart ailment that would prevent him from taking the field. Colasurdo initially planned to sit out the season after being stricken with COVID-19 over the summer break. In other college football news: MLB-NEWSAnother Braves pitcher hurtUNDATED (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ banged-up starting rotation suffered another setback Thursday when left-hander Tommy Milone was placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation.Milone has a 14.90 ERA in three starts for NL East leaders since being acquired from the Orioles at the trade deadline. He allowed eight runs in 3 1/3 innings in the Braves’ 29-9 victory over Miami on Wednesday night. The Braves recalled right-hander Huascar Ynoa to the active roster and outrighted utilityman Charlie Culberson to the team’s alternate training site.Atlanta has six pitchers on the IL, including ace Max Fried (freed). — The University of Texas will require students to pass a COVID-19 test funded by the school before they’ll be allowed to attend the No. 14 Longhorns’ season opener against UTEP on Saturday night. Texas has up to 3,000 student tickets available for the football game. To claim a ticket, a student must pass a university-provided rapid test the day before the game.last_img read more

Mourinho: I ‘ll Not Repeat My Past Mistakes at Spurs

first_img“I realised I made mistakes,” he said.“I’m not going to make the same mistakes. “I’ll make new mistakes – but not the same.”Mourinho, who would not be drawn on what mistakes he was referring to, added: “”I am humble, humble enough to try and analyse my career – not just the last year, but the whole thing, the evolution, the problems and the solutions. Not to blame anyone else.“It was a great thing. I went really deep with that analysis. A break was very positive for me. It was the first summer I did not work and I felt a little bit at a loss during that pre-season.“I was always humble, in my way. The problem is you didn’t understand that.”The 56-year-old’s time at Manchester United came to an end last December with the club 19 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.Mourinho had also reportedly fallen out with £89m signing Paul Pogba and was criticised by fans towards the end of his tenure for playing dull, defensive football.The former Porto, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager’s departure from Old Trafford continued his run of having never completed four consecutive seasons in charge of a club.“When I don’t win I cannot be happy and I cannot change that,” Mourinho added. “That is my DNA.“I hope I can influence my players, because if you are happy losing football matches it is very hard to be a winner.“Sometimes you have to work with people you don’t love and work well. I have principles that I cannot change and one of those is that I don’t think I can change.”Mourinho spent nearly £400m on 11 players during his two years at Manchester United, but believes he has already inherited a quality squad at Spurs.“The best gift for me, I don’t need players,” he added. “I am happy with the ones I have.“I just need more time with them. I know them well from playing against them, but you never know them well enough.”The 56-year-old takes charge of a Spurs side that are 14th in the Premier League with just three league wins all season.However, he is confident the club’s fortunes will soon turn around and they will be back challenging at the top of the table in the near future.He said: “We cannot win the Premier League this season, but we can win it next season. Not will, but can.”Despite Tottenham’s poor start to the season, Pochettino’s departure on Tuesday had come as a surprise to many with the club having reached the Champions League final – where they lost to Liverpool – just six months earlier.Mourinho paid tribute to his predecessor, saying: “I have to congratulate him for the work he has done.“This club will always be his home. This training ground will always be his training ground. The door will always be open for him.“He can come when he wants. When he misses the players, when he misses the people he worked with. The door is always open for him.“He will find happiness again. He will find a great club again. He will have a great future.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram New Tottenham Manager, Jose Mourinho, insisted yesterday that he will not make the same mistakes at Spurs that he did in previous managerial roles.The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday, ending an 11-month spell out of management following his sacking by Manchester United.Mourinho described himself as humble in his first news conference as Spurs boss, saying he spent his time away from football analysing his career.last_img read more

Seismic vessel to undertake oil and gas exploration in Jamaica

first_imgA 3D seismic survey vessel has arrived in Jamaican waters for oil and gas exploration.Under the direction of marine geophysical company, Tullow Oil, the vessel will undertake detailed data gathering over a 2, 250 square kilometer area within the Walton Morant block south of Jamaica. Over an estimated 50 to 60 days it will use a sound-based method that will generate detailed 3D images of rock layers beneath the seafloor. The data will then be analyzed to identify potential oil and gas reservoirs. The 3D seismic survey will determine the direction of  the Petroleum Corporation of  Jamaica’s oil and gas exploration program.The survey forms part of the 2014 Production Sharing Agreement between the PCJ and Tullow Oil as they continue the search for oil and gas offshore Jamaica.last_img read more

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed Manchester United manager

first_imgDavid Moyes (2013-14)512791553 Source: BBC Ryan Giggs (caretaker, 2014)421150 Louis van Gaal (2014-16)10354252452 Jose Mourinho (2016-18)14484322858 Manchester United since Sir Alex Ferguson Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 2018 – present19142374 ManagerPlayedWonDrawnLostWin ratio % Manchester United have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager on a three-year contract.The Norwegian, 46, arrived at Old Trafford on an interim basis in December to replace Jose Mourinho.Solskjaer spent 11 seasons as a United player, scoring the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final.“This is the job that I always dreamed of doing and I’m beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long term,” Solskjaer said.“From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club. It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here.“The last few months have been a fantastic experience.”When Solskjaer took charge, United were sixth in the Premier League and 11 points off the top four.But they have lost only once in 13 league games since – at Arsenal this month – and are now two points behind the London club, who occupy the final Champions League qualifying spot.Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said Solskjaer’s appointment was “richly deserved”.“Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves,” he said.“More than just performances and results, Ole brings a wealth of experience, both as a player and as a coach, coupled with a desire to give young players their chance and a deep understanding of the culture of the club.”Solskjaer became the first United manager to win his first six league games, beating a record held by Sir Matt Busby.United reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2014 when they overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit thanks to a stoppage-time penalty at Paris St-Germain this month.Solskjaer’s assistant Mike Phelan still has a contract with Central Coast Mariners in Australia, although it is anticipated he will also stay on at Old Trafford.The Solskjaer effectSolskjaer is United’s fourth permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.Ferguson led the club to their 20th top-flight title and David Moyes was earmarked as the Scot’s long-term successor. He was awarded a six-year contract but was sacked in his first season.Former Netherlands and Barcelona boss Louis van Gaal left after two seasons in charge despite winning the FA Cup in his final game.Mourinho delivered League Cup and Europa League success in his first season, and a Premier League runners-up spot in his second.This season, United’s points tally was closer to the bottom of the league than the top, when Solskjaer – who started his coaching career as reserve team boss at Old Trafford – returned.The team had scored only 29 goals in their opening 17 Premier League fixtures under Mourinho while also conceding 29, with many fans critical of the Portuguese’s style of football.A thumping 5-1 victory in Solskjaer’s first match at Cardiff – where he was relegated from the Premier League during an eight-month spell as manager in 2014 – immediately raised morale.That was swiftly followed by victories at Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea with a return to a more attacking style of play.last_img read more

Race “Wings for Life World Run” to be held in four BH Cities on Sunday

first_imgGroup race “Wings for Life World Run” will be held for the second year in a row in BiH, and for the first time in four BH cities, on Sunday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m. Last year, it was organized only in Sarajevo but one of the most prominent events in the world will be also held in Mostar, Zenica and Tuzla this year. More than 400 registered participants will start the most beautiful story of “Wings for Life World Run” with mobile applications. Runners will be able to run in a group with a mobile application.“Wings for Life World Run” is a specific type of race. Participants start running at the same time at several locations all around the world. Some of them start at midnight, others at noon, but half an hour after the race starts, a vehicle (interceptor) is started in all locations in the world. The interceptors then come after runners and eliminate them from the race. The winner is the one who is the last to run in front of the interceptors.Around 120 participants have been registered for the race in the city of Neretva, mainly younger people. Moreover, about 100 participants are registered for the race in the city of Zenica. Of course, there is a lot of interest in the Wings for Life World Run race in Tuzla, and there are about 100 registered participants in that city for now. When it comes to Sarajevo, more than 100 people confirmed their participation. Vedad Ibisevic, former BH football representative invited everyone to submit their application for this race and run with the application.” This is a global story and I believe that it is a big thing for group racing to be organized through application. I would like to invite all people to apply and become part of such a great story,” stated Ibisevic.If you would like to be part of the most beautiful story this year, you can register at http://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/int/en/. For group running in BiH click HERE.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Kansas Wheat Festival Daily Bulletin: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

first_img8 p.m. — Street Dance featuring Groove 42- Main Stage on 7th street and Washington. (Sponsored by Penny’s Diner/Oak Tree Inn) 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 Ongoing events: Ottaway Carnival-Runs Wednesday through Saturday at the Raymond Frye Complex parking lot, 320 North Jefferson, $23.00 wristband special every night. Carnival opens at 6:00p.m.•Security State Bank Kansas Wheat (Festival) Penny Search– SSB will scatter pennies at various Wheat Festival locations. There will be several specially marked pennies that can be traded in for $50.•Harvest Photo Display- Display at Barbara Jon’s, 104 N. Washington- Monday thru Friday 9 a.m.- 5:30p.m. (Sponsored by Barbara Jon’s Fine Gifts & Décor & Susan’s Portrait Designs).•Downtown Art Exhibit- 107 West Lincoln (Lincoln Place), Open Thursday & Friday 5-7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. -7 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. (Sponsored by Future’s Unlimited).•Kansas Wheat Festival Wheat Show- Display at Renn & Company, 209 South Washington (Sponsored by Renn & Company).•Chisholm Trail Museum- 502 North Washington - Open 1-5 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m. No Admission fee. Donations accepted.-Panhandle Railroad Museum- 425 East Harvey, open 10 a.m-4 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. No Admission fee. Donations accepted.Follow us on Twitter. Thursday, July 10, 201410 a.m. — Chamber Coffee-Daylight Donut Shop. (Sponsored by Bank of Commerce)10 a.m.- 5 p.m. — NDGA Glass Museum Open House- 117 S. Washington.11 a.m. — Future’s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited)11 a.m. — 2 p.m. — Sumner Heritage Alliance Exhibition- Memorial Auditorium, FREE and Open to the Public-Come visit with the communities best kept secrets and most knowledgeable historians and learn more about the great history of Sumner County and those working to preserve it.1 p.m. — Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League- Seller’s Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.4 p.m. — CornerBank Cornerstone Award- CornerBank, 119 South Washington, Come inside and cool off while CornerBank honors one of Wellington’s Best!5 – 7 p.m. — Downtown Art Exhibit Open- 107 West Lincoln (Lincoln Place). (Sponsored by Futures Unlimited)5:30 p.m. — National Depression Glass Assoc. Taco Supper- Knights of Columbus Building, $13 for all you can eat tacos and wild and crazy silent auction. (proceeds will go toward the National Glass Museum)6 p.m.— Ottaway Carnival –$23 wristband special from 6-10 p.m.6 p.m. — Funcycles- Downtown Wellington.6 p.m. — D&L Train Rides- Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Moralez Family, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Colby Zeka Agency & Federal Tire Service, Inc)6 p.m. — Cow Chip Throw- 100 Block of North Washington, Entry forms will be printed in the Wellington Daily News or available at the Chamber. (Presented by The Wellington Daily News)6:30 p.m. — Candidate Forum and Ice Cream Social- Raymond Frye Complex, Come hear from national, state and local candidates before the November election. (Sponsored and presented by Sumner County Farm Bureau Association)7 p.m. — Bed Races- Downtown Wellington-100 block of North Washington, Come cheer on your favorite team at this popular Wheat Festival competition as they compete for the coveted bed pan trophy! (Sponsored by Sumner Regional Medical Center)7:30 p.m.— WF Beer Garden- Corner of 7th and Washington, IDrequired for admittance, open until 11:30 p.m. (Gov’s Liquor Shoppe) Wednesday, July 09, 2014-Noon — Bread Basket Bake Off Bake Sale-Senior Center.5 – 7 p.m. — Downtown Art Exhibit Open- 107 West Lincoln (Lincoln Place). (Sponsored by Futures Unlimited)6 p.m. — D&L Train Rides- Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Moralez Family, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Colby Zeka Agency & Federal Tire Service, Inc.).6 p.m. — Ottaway Carnival – $23 Wristband special from 6-10pm.6 p.m. — Picnic in the Park- Sellers Park, (Sponsored by GKN)6 p.m.— Wellington Noon Lion’s Club Feed- The nooners will be serving good eats, $$.6 p.m. — Storm Safety House- Sellers Park, Come and visit with members of the Wellington Fire Department and learn storm safety tips, free and open to the public .6 p.m. — Kansas Coin Dig- Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Bank of Commerce).6 p.m. — Horseshoe Tournament- Sellers Park, Entry forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonks.org. (Sponsored by Kansas Star Casino)6 p.m. — Kid’s Games and Cool Crafts-Sellers Park, Join the WRC for a Fun Fest and Spin Art during the Picnic in the Park. (Provided by the Wellington Recreation Commission) Free Snow Cones –Sellers Park. (Provided by Impact Bank)6 p.m. — Aviator Church Entertainment for ALL ages- Mobile Game Den, Archery Tag, Dunk Tank & Inflatable Bounce House! Totally Free!! Fun for the whole family.6 p.m. — Tribute to Travis Turner of KLEY-KWME.6:30 p.m. — Harvest Prince & Princess Coronation- (Sponsored by Family Hair Parlor)7 p.m. — Variety Show- Sellers Park, Pre-registration is required, entry forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonks.org (Sponsored by Sumner County CASA, 99.7 Lite FM & Cowley College).8:05 p.m.—  Wellington Heat Baseball Game- Hibbs-Hooten Field, FREE tickets available prior to game time.last_img read more

Hearing opens as Man City appeal two-year European ban

first_imgManchester City’s appeal against a two-season ban from European football began on MondayLausanne, Switzerland | AFP | Manchester City’s appeal against a two-year ban from European competition opened before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday by videoconference, a court official told AFP.City are accused of overstating sponsorship revenue to hide their failure to comply with UEFA’s financial fair-play (FFP) rules between 2012 and 2016. In addition to the ban, they were also fined 30 million euros ($34 million, £27 million).“The hearing has started well and the video conference is working well,” Matthieu Reeb, the secretary general of the Lausanne-based CAS, said.The remote hearing, which pits Manchester City against UEFA lawyers, opened 09:00 local time (0700 GMT) and is scheduled to last three days before closing on Wednesday evening.Reeb said a decision could announced in July.Even if City’s appeal to CAS fails, the English champions could present a further appeal before the Swiss Federal Court, also based in Lausanne.UEFA’s case was prompted by a series of leaked emails published by German magazine Der Spiegel in 2018 that seemed to show how City manufactured extra sponsorship revenue from a series of companies with connections to the club’s Abu Dhabi-based owner Sheikh Mansour.Under the Sheikh’s ownership, City’s fortunes have been transformed, winning four Premier League titles in the past eight years.However, the billions invested in players and managers have not yet delivered the club’s first Champions League title.City are still involved in this season’s competition and will be allowed to compete should the 2019/20 edition of the Champions League return in August, no matter the outcome of the appeal.Another European powerhouse, Italian club AC Milan, has already been excluded from European competitions for failing to comply with the FFP rules, after losing their appeal to CAS in June 2019.A two-season ban from the competition would represent a huge blow to City’s prestige, finances and hope of keeping manager Pep Guardiola and key players like Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.“Two years would be long. One year is something I might be able to cope with,” De Bruyne told Het Laatste Nieuws last month. City banked 93 million euros from prize money and television rights alone by reaching the quarter-finals of last season’s Champions League.The further loss of gate receipts and commercial revenue would make it extremely difficult for the club to meet FFP regulations without cutting costs.– Harder line –City have steadfastly rejected UEFA’s allegations.“Based on our experience and our perception, this seems to be less about justice and more about politics,” said CEO of the City Football Group Ferran Soriano.UEFA has been under pressure, most publicly from La Liga president Javier Tebas, to impose a harder line on clubs backed by states, such as City and Qatari-owned Paris Saint-Germain.European football’s governing body also have plenty riding on the case. If they lose the appeal, the FFP regulations would be undermined.A delayed outcome would leave a cloud hanging over the return of the Premier League season.City seem certain to secure Champions League qualification on the field with a 12-point lead over fifth-placed Manchester United.If they are excluded, fifth would be good enough for the riches of next season’s Champions League, which are all the more valuable during the economic crisis caused by coronavirus.Just six points separate United from Crystal Palace in 11th, leaving plenty to play for in the final nine rounds of matches of the season once the Premier League restarts on June 17.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

New opportunities for women to improve world rankings

first_img11 Jan 2017 New opportunities for women to improve world rankings Women golfers playing in top English scratch events will have new opportunities to improve their world ranking in 2017. Existing 36-hole scratch events have been paired up to create five 72-hole tournaments and competitors will receive World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) points. The timings and dates of the existing 36-hole events will not change, but a leaderboard will be created to show overall results for the paired tournaments. Rebecca Hembrough, the England Golf Women’s Performance Manager, said: “We are working hard to increase competitive opportunities for women and girl players in England and this is great news. All the clubs are fully supportive and equally as excited as us about the initiative.” The five 72-hole events for 2017 are: Comboy Leveret – Comboy Scratch at Delamere Forest, Cheshire, on 26 March; and The Leveret at Formby Ladies’, Lancashire, on 1 April. The Gold Rose – Roehampton Gold Cup at Roehampton, Surrey, on 1 April; and the Hampshire Rose at North Hants, Hampshire, on 9 April. Critchley Astor – the Critchley Salver at Sunningdale, Surrey, on 23 May; and the Astor Salver at The Berkshire on 7 June. Frilford Jackson – Frilford Heath Scratch, Frilford Heath, Oxfordshire on 2 June; and Bridget Jackson Bowl, Handsworth, Warwickshire on 4 July. Birkdale Putter – Pleasington Putter, Pleasington, Lancashire on 12 July; and Royal Birkdale Scratch, Royal Birkdale, Lancashire, on 25 August. Caption: Alison Hewson is England’s highest ranked player at 27th in the world (image © Leaderboard Photography).last_img read more

Jets’ Nelson hosting foster kid who made headlines

first_imgNew York Jets wide receiver David Nelson kneels during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — David Nelson needed to do something as soon as he heard Davion Only’s story.The New York Jets wide receiver was blown away, just as so many others around the world were, by Only’s emotional adoption plea in October. Only, a 15-year-old boy who was born in prison and raised in foster care, stood up in front of a church congregation in St. Petersburg, Fla., and begged for a family to love him.“I’ll take anyone,” Only said. “Old or young, Dad or Mom, black, white, purple, I don’t care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be.”It was enough to send many to tears, eager to try to help. Nelson, who started the nonprofit organization i’mME with his two brothers to aid orphaned children, got on the phone with his publicist immediately.“It’s a powerful story,” Nelson said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I read it and just felt a calling to reach out to Davion.”5-year-old Davion Only has been inundated with people offering to adopt him after his public plea for a familyOnly, who has since been featured on various television talk shows and news programs, is getting a chance at his dream as he’ll spend the holidays with prospective adoptive parents. But first, he’ll be a guest of Nelson and his organization in New York this weekend.Only and a friend will tour Manhattan, including trips to Rockefeller Center, FAO Schwartz and Central Park.“A crash course in Christmastime in the city,” Nelson said, smiling.Only will also meet with Nelson and other players Sunday before the Jets’ game against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium.“My reasoning was to get him out here, get him to the football game and get him around the guys, not so he could be blessed by the guys but so the guys could meet him and kind of be blessed,” Nelson said. “He speaks on behalf of all the orphans across America who are in his shoes, to speak on behalf of the voiceless.”That’s a subject close to Nelson’s heart, one that drives him each day to try to make a difference.It’s a journey that began during Memorial Day weekend in 2011, when he traveled to Haiti with his then-girlfriend and her sister to visit abandoned and orphaned children. Nelson, then playing for the Buffalo Bills, figured it would make for a nice publicity opportunity. Once he got there, everything changed.“Honestly, I went there for selfish reasons, really,” he said. “To see these kids, who have nothing they can call their own or have anything to hold onto, you get to know them and spend time with them, you realize, ‘Wow, these kids don’t want my money, or the toys or candy that I brought for them. They just want me to hold them, sing them a song or play soccer with them.’“That touched me on a deep, intimate level. I was wrecked and completely humbled.”He and his brothers Patrick and Daniel had drifted apart over the years, but while in Haiti, he felt an inexplicable urge to re-connect with them. So, after returning from the trip, he told his brothers about his experience and asked them if they’d like to join him when he went back to Haiti.Less than two months later, all three Nelson brothers were in Haiti, reunited and spending time helping abandoned children.“The whole time we were there,” Nelson recalled, “we were saying, ‘We were made for this. We were made to help these kids.’”The brothers decided to make their mission official, establishing the nonprofit i’mMe on Jan. 5, 2013.“We just haven’t looked back,” said Nelson, who has traveled to Haiti about seven times. “And, it’s been an incredible journey.”The brothers are currently holding a 35-day campaign called “House The Vision,” a fundraising drive to help them get started on building a family village in Haiti. With the Jets out of the playoff picture, Nelson is scheduled to fly to Haiti on Jan. 15 and get to work on the planned eight or nine cottages which will house six or seven kids each.He keeps in touch with several of the children he has met, using Skype and emails to stay connected. Nelson and his brothers are also in the process of obtaining legal guardianship over 22 kids in Haiti.“We were leaving one time and a kid walked up to me to give me a hug, and she said something in Creole and I didn’t know what it meant,” Nelson said. “I asked a translator about five minutes later and he said that she said to me, ‘Please don’t ever forget me.’“As soon as I heard that, I lost it.”Nelson’s efforts aren’t exclusive to Haiti. He and i’mMe are also holding a toy drive through Sunday at The Grasshopper off the Green in Morristown, N.J., to benefit an orphanage in Denville.“I find inspiration in these kids,” Nelson said. “When you talk to them, you can tell there is still hope and you can see it in their eyes. They know they have a purpose and they just don’t know how to bring it to the surface. There’s greatness inside of them, but it just isn’t being ignited.”Nelson is tied for third on the Jets with 27 catches for 324 yards after being signed by New York as a free agent in October. While establishing himself as an important part of the Jets’ offense, he has also found balance between football and his passion off the field.“This experience has changed perspectives for me,” Nelson said. “I love football and I love what I do, and when I’m here, I’m here. I give it everything I have. But at the same time, football is what I do. It’s not who I am.“This organization and the kids, helping other people, that’s my life. That’s who I am.”___Online: http://www.imme.org___NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org___Follow Dennis Waszak on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DWAZ73last_img read more