… Disabled archers to receive immense supportARCHERY Guyana (AG) recently established a Specially Convened Committee mandated to the development of supporting all differently-abled archers. This initiative by the Board of Directors followed on the heels of their attendance at the recent World Archery Americas Meeting on the development of Para-Archery, conducted via the Zoom Platform.The interactive session was chaired by M.J. Rogers from the USA with Guyana being represented at this important introduction to Para-Archery Seminar by five Archery Guyana members tasked to continue the development in this area.Those agents were Mr Mohamed Khan, Mr Nicholas Hing, Mrs Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon, Mr Ganesh Singh and Mr Shane Rampertab.The Committee is scheduled to meet soon with the other member, Para-Archery coach Mr Umasankar Madray, who has for the past year been working to further the development in this area.
Their 40-points to 10 defeat of Scotland at Murrayfield meant England had to beat France by 26-points at Twickenham. Stuart Lancaster’s side fell short by seven points, and were pushing for a try right until the death in a 55-35 win at Twickenham. So for the second year running, the title is Ireland’s. The day began with Wales hammering Italy 61-points to 20 in Rome.Cian Murtagh was in Murrayfield for the Ireland game.
Ghana Premier League champions and representatives at next year’s CAF Champions League competition, Asante Kotoko will face Sierra Leonean side East End Lions in their opening match of the preliminary stage.The Porcupine warriors will face their opponents away before hosting them in the return encounter at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.Accra Hearts to of Oak who will also represent Ghana in the CAF Confederation Cup competition will play their preliminary match against AS Police of Benin.The Phobians who are previous winners of the competition will play as hosts in the first leg of the fixture before going away to face their opponents in Benin.Both matches are scheduled to be played in the weekend of February 13-15 with the second leg scheduled to be played two weeks after. read more
The Black Stars touched down in Maputo for their fourth fixture in the AFCON qualifying series without the injured duo of Asamoah Gyan and Mubarak Wakaso.Gyan picked up an injury on the eve of the game in Accra against the Os Mambas while Wakaso aggravated an injury which made him a doubt for both encounters.Ghana’s squad touched down in the Mozambican capital on Friday, leaving Accra on a chartered flight.The match will be played at the Estádio do Zimpeto with the Black Stars seeking to maintain their 100 per cent record in the group.Aside Gyan and Wakaso, Avram Grant is facing serious headache with doubts over the fitness of Frank Acheampong, Christian Atsu and John Boye who all picked up knocks in the game in the Thursday’s fixture in Accra.Ghana beat Mozambique 3-1 in and will be aiming to go for the double. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports read more
The 34-year-old was a three-time All-Star as the Pirates’ closer from 2013-16, leading the majors with 51 saves in 2015. While he had moved back to a setup role with the Giants the last couple of seasons, Snitker doesn’t believe Melancon will have any trouble reacclimating himself to the role. The Braves gave themselves plenty of bullpen options in adding three veteran relievers before last week’s trade deadline, and they’re already shuffling the deck. After slotting Shane Greene in as the closer upon arrival in Atlanta following his All-Star showing with the Tigers, manager Brian Snitker said Friday night that Mark Melancon is now the first choice for ninth-inning duties. Greene posted a 1.18 ERA in Detroit before the trade but has now allowed as many earned runs for Atlanta in four appearances (five) as he did in 38 with the Tigers. He got the final out of the eighth inning Friday against the Marlins, his first Braves appearance in which he was not charged with a run — though he did allow an inherited runner to score — before turning things over to Melancon for the ninth. While Melancon did not get a save Friday because Ronald Acuna’s latest two-run homer in the top of the ninth made it an 8-4 game, the veteran knows his way around late-game pressure situations. Related News Yankees’ Brett Gardner gets furious, has to be restrained after controversial ejection “You know what, he had 51 saves a few years ago,” Snitker said, via The Athletic. “I mean, he’s been through these wars and nothing’s going to faze him. He’s been a reliable pitcher for a long, long time.”The Braves know they’ll need a more reliable bullpen to hold off the rest of the NL East and make a deep postseason run. Friday’s win extended their lead over the Nationals to 6 1/2 games, while the Mets and Phillies are eight games back. read more
Michael Jordan meant summer vacation for Eastern Conference playoff teams throughout this career.The Knicks were one of the most frequent recipients of Jordan’s dominance, getting eliminated by his Bulls five times without ever claiming a series. Jordan dealt punches New York has yet to shake off, contributing heavily to Hall of Fame big man Patrick Ewing’s lack of rings. 3Jordan shook off a trio of defenders on his way to a legendary dunk in New York in the first round of the 1990-91 Eastern Conference. In addition to the talent the Knicks boasted at the time, Madison Square Garden and the aura of basketball in the Big Apple perhaps elevated Jordan’s showings against the franchise. Many of those moments are highlighted in “The Last Dance” on Sundays as ESPN’s documentary on Jordan’s career (and final championship push) moves into the mid-90s.Here are the key stats that illustrate what Jordan meant to the Knicks’ playoff hopes.MORE: Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant’s intertwined careersMichael Jordan’s legacy vs. New York by the numbers55Jordan’s 55 points at Madison Square Garden in 1995 marked his best career scoring output against New York. He scored 50 points against the Knicks on four occasions in his career.40Jordan hung at least 40 points on the Knicks in the playoffs on seven occasions, including his 54-point showing in Game 4 of the 1992-93 Eastern Conference Finals. His best all-around stat line against New York might have been his 40-point, 15-rebound, nine-assist, six-steal effort in the 1988-89 Eastern Conference semis.32.4Jordan averaged 32.4 regular season points per game against the Knicks as a member of the Bulls. MORE: A complete history of the Air Jordan 1s17Jordan hit 17 jumpers in his 54-point playoff effort against New York, helping the Bulls even the 1992-93 Eastern Conference Finals 2-2 and gain momentum on their way to a three-peat. Almost of all of Jordan’s shots came with John Starks in his face, many on questionable looks. Starks had held Jordan to 3 of 18 shooting the previous game.Jordan’s performance was summed up well by a first-half reaction from Marv Albert on the TV broadcast: “Well that wasn’t a good shot, but he feels it.”Just one of his field goals in the game came via layup. read more
MASON CITY — A Rockwell man accused of holding a man at gunpoint and leading authorities on a high speed chase has pleaded not guilty. Mason City police were called to the 700 block of South Van Buren shortly after midnight on October 19th after a woman reported her husband was being held at gunpoint, with officers seeing a vehicle speed away on arrival. A pursuit went from 6th Southwest to South Monroe, eastbound on 15th Southwest and south on US Highway 65. The chase continued south of Mason City until the suspect vehicle had a mechanical issue near Owl Avenue. 26-year-old Tanner Breiner was arrested and charged with assault while displaying a weapon, eluding, three counts of failing to obey a traffic control device, open container, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He pleaded not guilty to those charges on Monday in Cerro Gordo County DIstrict Court, with Judge Adam Sauer scheduling his trial to start on January 28th. read more
(Washington, DC) — The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today on President Trump’s taxes. Three House committees subpoenaed Trump’s taxes and other financial records and the president has refused to comply. The case centers on congressional authority and presidential powers. Trump’s lawyers argue that political motivations lie behind the congressional subpoenas. House lawyers call it legitimate congressional oversight. President Trump is the first sitting president who is a party to a case before the US Supreme Court and is able to potentially respond in real time on Twitter. In arguments by telephone and live-streamed to the public the US Supreme Court will consider whether President Trump is immune from subpoenas and other criminal processes while in office. At issue are his personal and business tax returns under subpoena by several Congressional committees and the Manhattan Districct Attorney’s office, which wants them as part of an investigation into hush payments to women.The DA’s office says “no person is above the law” especially in a case where the potential crime predates his presidency.Justices are conducting oral arguments by phone due to the coronavirus pandemic. A ruling in the case is expected by early summer. read more
16 Oct 2014 England Golf appoints Head of Training and Education England Golf has appointed Laura Rushby to the new post of Head of Training and Education. She will take up her role on Monday, October 20. Laura will be responsible for an extensive training and education programme within England Golf, including a particular focus on the needs of volunteers and paid staff within golf clubs. She will work closely with national partners to develop the new programme, which will support the England Golf Strategic Plan 2014-17. The plan, Raising Our Game, aims to strengthen and develop golf in England, creating stronger clubs and increasing participation and membership. Laura has a degree in sports management, is a keen golfer and brings over 13 years of experience working in the golf industry to the role. Before joining England Golf, Laura worked at Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club as the Events and Marketing Manager where she organised over 150 competitions and events annually, designed and implemented a new club website and created a new junior and women’s golf academy with the head PGA professional, to help the club achieve GolfMark status in 2013. Laura was previously a regional manager for ClubGolf in Scotland where she worked closely with key partners, clubs and local authorities to educate teachers to deliver the schools golf programme and train golf club officials to develop junior programmes and facilities. This led to more than double the number of children and facilities taking part in golf coaching programmes in her area. Before that Laura was a championship manager for the Ladies Golf Union, where she organised British amateur tournaments and matches and was part of the management team for the RICOH Women’s British Open. Laura commented: “I am delighted to be joining England Golf at this exciting time. Having worked within a golf club, as well as with a number of different facilities, volunteers, PGA professionals, county and national organisations, I have seen the need for education and training and the positive difference it can make.” Richard Flint, the England Golf Participation and Club Support Director, said: “We are delighted that Laura is joining England Golf in this important role which strengthens our support for clubs. It is essential that working with our partners we understand the training and education needs of the paid and volunteer workforce within clubs so that we can support them and work together to increase regular participation and membership.” read more
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of TumwaterThe City of Tumwater and Thurston County announce the availability of funding through the Community Development Block Grant Program. The City estimates it will have approximately $671,000 available for capital projects and a maximum of approximately $160,000 for public services.Projects must benefit residents of the City of Tumwater. The City of Tumwater is soliciting applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for eligible activities that provide affordable housing in Tumwater. In addition, up to 15% of the total CDBG allocation may be used for public services that serve low-income households, including job training; crime prevention; health services; services for homeless persons; substance abuse services; fair housing counseling; and education programs.Public service activities are available for services provided by organizations located in or locating to Tumwater, or that primarily serve residents of Tumwater. The public service funding is at the discretion of the City. Details of the City’s priorities are provided in the application materials.“The Community Development Block Grant program provides communities like ours with resources to address a wide range of community development needs,” said Mayor Pete Kmet.“This funding does not stay in city hall – it is awarded to local businesses, service providers, and organizations in Tumwater that provide affordable housing or services to low-income families. This is a key part of our efforts in Tumwater to provide affordable housing options for low-income families, and serve the people who live in them.”Request for Proposals (RFP) due April 6, 2018, by 12:00 p.m. (noon). Thurston County is managing the grant process as part of the 2018 Consolidated Request for Proposals (RFP). A link to the RFP is posted to the Thurston County website. read more