New In-Flight Experience yang ditawarkan Garuda Indonesia mengedepankan teknologi virtual reality dari Allosky – Skylights. Layanan ini dicanangkan untuk kelas bisnis pada penerbangan jarak menengah dan jauh. Tidak itu saja, Garuda Indonesia akan memastikan film-film yang dihadirkan adalah yang terbaru dirilis. “Kami tak ingin yang diputar adalah film-film yang sudah satu atau tiga bulan di bioskop. Nantinya film yang ditawarkan justru yang belum diputar di bioskop, sehingga ini bisa menjadi pengalaman baru dan menyenangkan bagi penumpang,” ujar Ari Askhara. Ari menambahkan, jenis-jenis film-nya juga akan disesuaikan dengan durasi perjalanan, sehingga penumpang dapat melihat film secara utuh sensasi menonton dalam wide angle screen 180/360 derajat. Dalam tahap uji cona, New In-Flight Entertainment Experince akan ditawarkan gratis pada rute-rute tertentu. Sensasi virtual reality rencananya juga akan diuji coba pada layanan lounge first class dan business class.Baca juga: First Airlines, “Maskapai” Jepang dengan Penerbangan Virtual Reality Pertama New In-Flight Experience Experience bukan hanya virtual reality, Garuda Indonesia juga berencana untuk menggelar live music dalam tajuk Accoustic on Board pada penerbangan tertentu. Debut pembuka accoustic on board pun tak tanggung-tanggung, Ari menyebut band Gigi akan unjuk performa di udara antara tanggal 7 atau 21 Januari 2019.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedAbdul “Indonesian Idol” Tampil Live di Ketinggian 35 Ribu Kaki09/01/2019In “Destinasi”Manjakan Penumpang, Garuda Indonesia Group Pasang WiFi Onboard di 30 Armada11/05/2019In “Domestik”Garuda Pertahankan Predikat Bintang Lima Skytrax08/02/2018In “Featured” Selain on time performance, layanan hiburan dalam penerbangan atau In-Flight Entertainmet menjadi isu yang penting dikedepankan dalam dunia maskapai, khususnya pada maskapai dengan predikat full service. Tak jarang, seseorang memilih jasa maskapai tertentu lantaran atas apa yang disajikan pada In-Flight Entertainment.Baca juga: 2019 – Garuda Indonesia ‘Kerahkan’ Seluruh Karyawan Jadi Agen Penjualan Tiket Garuda Indonesia yang kini dikomandani Ari Askhara selaku direktur utama, menyadari begitu pentingnya elemen hiburan di ketinggian udara. Dalam acara Public Expose hari ini (21/12) di Atjeh Connection, Garuda Indonesia secara resmi memperkenalkan program New In-Flight Experience yang akan dimulai pada Januari 2019.
Related TopicsAdam PlutkoIndiansOrioles Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede Friday night the Indians bats went silent as they were defeated by the Orioles by a final of 5-1. Jefry Rodriguez threw 6.2 innings, but allowed two big hits, a solo homer and a three-run shot that spelled doom.Saturday afternoon at 4:10pm the Tribe and Orioles go at it in game three of their four-game set, as rookie left-hander John Means (5-3, 2.33 ERA) goes for the Orioles against Adam Plutko for the Tribe.Plutko will get the call up for the first time this season from Triple-A Columbus, allowing right-hander Shane Bieber to start the series finale on an extra day’s rest.It doesn’t seem to matter how good Plutko throws, the offense has to be more like Thursday when they scored 14 runs, than Friday when they scored a run and managed three singles. The Indians enter play Saturday at 23-20, the Orioles are 15-29.Here’s today’s starting nine for Cleveland. Francisco Lindor SSJason Kipnis 2BCarlos Santana 1BJordan Luplow LFJose Ramirez 3BCarlos Gonzalez RFRoberto Perez CJake Bauers DHOscar Mercado CFAnd the Starting Nine for Baltimore. 2B Jonathan VillarLF Dwight Smith Jr.DH Trey Mancini1B Chris DavisCF Stevie Wilkerson3B Rio RuizC Pedro SeverinoRF Joey RickardSS Richie Martin
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah has fired women’s basketball coach Anthony Levrets after five seasons.Athletic director Chris Hill announced the move Sunday.The team went 9-21 overall this season, with a 3-15 mark in Pac-12. The Utes were 78-87 in five seasons under Levrets. His best season came in 2012-13 when the team went 23-14 and played in the WNIT championship.Levrets was chosen interim coach in 2010-11 after serving as an assistant since 2007 and was given the job full-time after the season.Hill said in a statement that the program needs a “change in direction” and added “our women’s basketball program has achieved great success throughout its history and we are committed to its continued success.”
Four-time women’s soccer gold medal winners, the Papua New Guinea Lagatois got their campaign off on the right footing when they scored a convincing 5-2 victory over Melanesian cousins Solomon Islands at the Sepp Blatter Park yesterday afternoon in Apia, Samoa for the 16th Pacific Games. Despite being down 1-0 from the offset, PNG continued to pepper the latter’s goal-mouth and finally they made the breakthrough when skipper Lucy Maino snapped up a header from a corner kick in the slippery wet conditions. This was soon followed by right flank Ramona Padio scoring the next two goals to destroy any hope the latter had of an upset. In the second half, PNG blasted a further two goals from a Meagan Gunemba penalty and maino with another spectacular header. Solomon Islands scored one more but PNG was already in cruise control to win comfortably. PNG coach Frederica Sakette said it was a good win but would not dwell on it. PNG plays next on Wednesday.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) ombudsman Justice (Retd) Badar Durrez Ahmed on Sunday put senior journalist Rajat Sharma’s resignation on hold, asking him to continue in his role as the board’s president, while stopping suspended general secretary Vinod Tihara’s reinstatement.Sharma had resigned on Saturday from his post, citing his inability to continue amidst “various pulls and pressures”, though without taking any name.The Ombudsman has also in his directive stated that due procedure was not followed while passing a resolution to withdraw powers of president and Tihara’s suspension can’t be revoked till his case remains pending with the Ombudsman. “Three purported resolutions are said to have been passed by circulation by the Apex Council on 13.11.2019. These purported resolutions are said to be illegal,” the ombudsman stated in his order, a copy of which is in possession of PTI. “One purported resolution seeks to reinstate Mr. Vinod Tihara, as the Secretary, DDCA, who was suspended on 2.11.2019 by the Apex Council and in respect of which a reference was made to the Ombudsman.”It is pertinent to note that the reference is pending with me and Mr. Vinod Tihara had been given two weeks time to respond. No reply has been received from Mr. Vinod Tihara.”The Ombudsman added: “Prima facie no purported resolution reinstating Mr. Vinod Tihara ought to have been passed when the very issue was under consideration of the Ombudsman.”The Ombudsman in his order stated that Apex Council can’t pass any order as the resignations of Sharma and other office bearers “will be kept in abeyance”.”All these persons who had tendered their resignations shall continue to discharge their duties in the interest of the game of cricket. “No further resolution in this regard be sought to be passed by members of the Apex Council without the permission of the Ombudsman and without following proper procedure.”The hearing of the complaints will take place on November 27.(With PTI inputs)
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Photo/Tom Reynolds By Andrew JohnsonLocalSportsJournal.comCOMSTOCK PARK – Resilience has been a theme for the West Michigan Whitecaps in this year’s Midwest League playoffs.In their first-round series against South Bend, the Whitecaps won the first game, lost the second, then won the third and final game to advance to the Eastern Division championship series.On Sunday they lost the first game of the division title series to the Great Lakes Loons. But on Monday night the Whitecaps stayed alive again, grabbing a 5-3 victory over the Loons in front of a home crowd to tie the series at one game apiece.Now the Whitecaps will play another winner-take-all game, Tuesday at home, at 6:35 p.m. against the Loons. The survivor will advance to the league championship series, while the loser will be done for the season.The Whitecaps are vying for their second straight league title.West Michigan fell behind in the first inning Monday night when Great Lakes scratched across a run. But the Caps rallied in the bottom of the first inning to take a 2-1 lead when Will Allen drove in Brett Pirtle and Will Maddox with an RBI single.The Whitecaps held on to the lead for the rest of the night.Will Maddox leans over to make the play for West Michigan. Photo/Tom Reynolds“We had to strike back and that was what changed the momentum of the whole game,” said Whitecaps Manager Andrew Graham. “Us scoring the two runs on their starter put pressure on them and set the tone for the rest of the game.”While the Whitecaps jumped on Great Lakes starter Victor Gonzalez in the first inning with two runs, it was the second inning that ended the night for Gonzalez.The Loons hurler allowed the first three hitters to reach base in the second, including Joey Havrilak, who hit an RBI double to left field to score Cam Gibson. Will Allen created the first out of the inning with an RBI sacrifice bunt that scored Havrilak, then Allen hit an RBI double to give the Whitecaps a 5-1 lead and knocked Gonzales out of the game.“We scored three on him in the second inning,” Graham said. “It was key for us to get on their starter because last time he struck us out eight times in five innings.”Great Lakes scored a pair of runs in the third inning, making the score 5-3, but could get no closer.Whitecaps starting pitcher Sandy Baez was in control most of the game, tossing 7 2/3 innings while allowing three runs on seven hits. He continually threw fastballs in the upper 90’s past Loon hitters while totaling eight strikeouts.“He was great, he came out and was throwing hard all game,” said Graham about Baez. “He was probably 96-99 all night. 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This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. By Steve GunnLocalSportsJournal.comGRAND HAVEN – The Grand Haven Buccaneers are a young, fairly inexperienced basketball team.But when they’re playing well – like they have been so far all season – they look like a bunch of seasoned veterans.That was the case again on Tuesday, when the Bucs opened the game with a three-point blitz and rolled past an up-and-coming Reeths-Puffer squad 69-43 on their home court.Grand Haven, which had to replace four starters from last year’s squad, improved to 6-1 on the season. Reeths-Puffer fell to 3-3.Grand Haven’s No. 12 Kellum Bridgeforth goes up for the shot in the lane past Kaleb Mitchelson. Photo/Jason Goorman“We’ve got a few guys who can put the ball in the hoop from a distance,” said Grand Haven Coach Greg Immink, whose team made 11 3-pointers, and had six different players hit triples. “We’ve shot quite a few (3-pointers) and made quite a few. It’s definitely something that’s been an advantage for us so far.“We’re still somewhat of a young team. We start a sophomore and two juniors, but our senior leadership has been big, and (juniors) Casey Constant and Bryce Taylor have done a great job of helping to set the foundation.“We’ve been playing good basketball. We’re getting a lot of good experience in kind of the preseason before our O-K Red Conference schedule.”On paper, Tuesday’s game looked like a pretty good matchup between two promising teams with a lot of talented younger players.But Grand Haven took control from the beginning with red-hot shooting from 3-point land.The Bucs scored all of their first-quarter points with six triples and led 18-12 at the first buzzer. Taylor and Constant led the assault with two 3-pointers apiece.Grand Haven stayed hot for the first half of the second quarter and built a 17-point lead, 30-13, with 4:35 remaining.Gary Humphrey III goes up for the shot in the lane against Grand Haven’s No. 24 Owen Ross. Photo/Jason GoormanThe Rockets chipped away over the last half of the second quarter, going on a 9-1 run and pulling within nine points, 31-22, at halftime.But the Bucs lowered the boom in the third quarter, opening up with an 19-4 run over the first 5 1/2 minutes to take control of the contest. Constant led the way with seven points in the third quarter, including a three-pointer. Taylor and Malic Love each added triples during the decisive surge.“We cooled off a bit in the second, but we came out with a lot of energy after halftime,” Immink said. “I thought our defensive pressure made a difference, and when you shoot the ball well everything works out better, too.”Reeths-Puffer Coach Lance Johnson was disappointed to see his team claw its way back into contention by halftime, only to lose its momentum in the third quarter.“We battled in the first half and were only down by nine at halftime, despite giving up eight 3-pointers to six different guys,” Johnson said. “But they came out in the third quarter and really took it to us. Our guys didn’t handle their pressure very well. They were the more physical team in the second half, and that’s something we have to learn from. We can’t let that happen again.”Constant led a balanced Buc attack with 13 points, including three triples. 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FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Related Articles Share Russell Colvin joins FSB as retail lead June 9, 2020 Dave McDowell, FSB: Hitting the bullseye during the global sports blackout June 8, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit Dave McDowellIndustry platform provider FSB Technology (UK) Ltd has partnered with IT solutions company Rackspace to implement their own private cloud ahead of the new football season. FSB has begun supplying software solutions to larger operators who want to control their own data feeds and trading teams. The technology will now allow the supplier to launch these new clients in their own ring-fenced environment. Typical clients for this service will include those who require a dedicated platform to support a large number of transactions, or those who want to offer bespoke pricing on specialist sports.The private cloud will also enable FSB to add scale at very short notice during flagship events such as the Grand National or Cheltenham Festival, and during regular weekly spikes such as big televised football matches.The new service provides a stronger operational backbone through improved peak-traffic bandwidth, 24/7 hardware monitoring and operating system support, with engineers on site to replace any faulty hardware within minutes.Unlike those using the public cloud, FSB can also identify each piece of equipment used in their service and report the information to the UK Gambling Commission.This allows them to deliver the operational efficiency often associated with cloud-based hosting whilst still maintaining regulatory compliance requirements.FSB co-founder and CEO, Dave McDowell, said: “Our aim has always been to help our clients run the most efficient operations in the industry by using modern technology to reduce the manual labour required to run a sports betting operation.“Another key benefit of moving to our new private cloud is that we can now significantly reduce the initial capital investment required for any company who requires their own dedicated platform solution. Both competition and regulatory costs are on the rise, however, and so it makes sense for our clients to make sure the product they offer is both secure and scalable while also being flexible and cost effective enough to move into new territories. “I’m very confident that creating our own private cloud will be of great benefit to our existing clients and those who we are in the process of launching.”
BALTIMORE — It turns out pitcher Jason Berken’s second stint with the club will be shorter than his first one in Baltimore this season.After a terrible inning of work in Monday’s 14-3 loss to the Texas Rangers, Berken has been optioned back to Triple-A Norfolk and replaced by left-handed reliever Zach Phillips. Berken allowed six hits and seven runs (two earned) in the ninth inning, which included a long home run by Josh Hamilton.Manager Buck Showalter planned to only use three pitchers on Monday — starter Brian Matusz, Stu Pomeranz, and Berken — and will now turn to the southpaw relief pitcher he begrudgingly optioned to Triple-A Norfolk at the start of the season because he had a remaining option unlike a few other bullpen arms. Phillips had a brilliant Grapefruit League with the Orioles, posting a 1.35 earned run average in 13 1/3 innings of spring work.Phillips owned a 4.15 ERA in 13 innings for Triple-A Norfolk so far this season.He and Troy Patton give the Orioles two left-handers in the bullpen for the first time this season, but Showalter is not ready to designate one as a situational lefty and cited their backgrounds as starters and the ability for either pitcher to throw multiple innings when needed.“I don’t think there’s enough track record there to [make either a lefty specialist] for sure,” Showalter said, “but both these guys – he and Troy – have the potential to do both, which is unusual.”As for who will make Friday’s start in the series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays, Showalter is remaining tight-lipped but knows who he will call as long as rain doesn’t interfere over the next few days. All signs point to Norfolk starter Dana Eveland, who was pulled after 63 pitches on Monday despite throwing five shutout innings for the Tides.The Orioles would have to put Eveland on the 40-man roster, but second baseman Brian Roberts could be transferred to the 60-day disabled list without any consequence to his efforts to return from concussion-related symptoms. Catcher Taylor Teagarden would also be a candidate for the 60-day DL as he continues to receive treatment for a back injury.When asked about veteran infielder Miguel Tejada, Showalter confirmed the former Orioles shortstop and third baseman passed his physical without any concerns on Monday. However, the Baltimore manager deferred to executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette for more details.“I don’t know what the process or the plan is at this point,” said Showalter, who was under the impression that Tejada served as the designated hitter during an extended spring training game in Sarasota on Tuesday.Showalter admitted to not being familiar with Tejada, but he pointed to the positive reviews from former teammates of Tejada that are still on the roster.Right fielder Nick Markakis is off to a difficult start in 2012, hitting just .230 with three home runs and 11 runs batted in in 113 at-bats. When asked whether he would consider moving the struggling outfielder from the third spot in the order, Showalter brushed it off for now.“It’s too early,” Showalter said. “I think Nick has swung the bat well for us at times.”Showalter went on to discuss the batting order in greater detail, acknowledging sabermetrics and varying philosophies on how to construct a lineup. With Nolan Reimold currently on the 15-day disabled list with a bulging disc in his neck, the Orioles lack any semblance of a prototypical leadoff hitter — if you could even label Reimold that to begin with.Endy Chavez has received the most opportunities in Reimold’s absence, but the veteran outfielder is off to a miserable start with a .127 average. Chavez has a .310 career on-base percentage over his 11 years in the big leagues — not exactly what you’re looking for at the top of the order.Here are tonight’s lineups…Texas2B Ian KinslerSS Elvis AndrusCF Josh HamiltonDH Adrian Beltre3B Michael YoungLF David MurphyRF Nelson CruzC Mike Napoli1B Mitch MorelandSP Neftali Feliz (1-1, 3.81 ERA)BaltimoreLF Endy ChavezSS J.J. HardyRF Nick MarkakisCF Adam JonesC Matt Wieters1B Chris Davis3B Wilson BetemitDH Mark Reynolds2B Robert AndinoSP Jake Arrieta (2-2, 3.52 ERA)
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic(HOLLYWOOD) — Following an accusation of sexual misconduct by his former stylist, Ryan Seacrest was cleared of wrongdoing in a subsequent investigation by E!. However, the woman who accused the TV host has announced that she’s now filed a police report.In a column for the Hollywood Reporter, Suzie Hardy writes, in part, “Those who work with Ryan seem to hope I will just go away. Well, I’m not going away. I’m thriving in the truth and feel more inspired than ever. I recently contacted the LAPD and filed a police report so I’m guaranteed a real investigation this time.”In a statement to ABC News, Seacrest’s lawyer says, “After Mr. Seacrest denied each and every one of Ms. Hardy’s decade old claims, after Mr. Seacrest refused to pay Ms. Hardy any money whatsoever, and after an independent legal investigation did not support her claims, Ms. Hardy went to the press attacking the legitimacy of the investigation.”The attorney continues, “Now, after being refused money and unhappy with the independent legal investigation, Ms. Hardy now claims to have spoken to the authorities. We will continue to cooperate and we remain confident that Mr. Seacrest will once again be cleared of any wrongdoing.”Meanwhile, NBC Universal, the parent company of E!, has reiterated the statement it issued last month when Hardy accused the original investigation as being unfair.“E!’s investigation was extremely comprehensive and thorough. Over the course of a two month process, our outside counsel interviewed more than two dozen people regarding the allegations, including multiple separate meetings with the claimant and all firsthand witnesses that she provided,” reads the statement. “The investigator is an attorney with nearly 20 years experience and is highly regarded professionally. Any claims that question the legitimacy of this investigation are completely baseless.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Related Courtesy Greg Goodman(FRANKLIN, Tenn.) — A video captured on a GoPro camera shows the moment when a car clips into a cyclist in a hit and run accident that took place along the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee, sending him tumbling to the pavement.Marshall Grant Neely III of Franklin, Tennessee, 58, was arrested and charged following the hit and run incident that occurred on Saturday, according to police, and faces several charges as a result, including reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to immediately notify of an accident, and failure to render aid.Neely was booked into the Williamson County Detention Center in Tennessee, and officials said that additional charges, including potential federal charges, may fall on him in the days ahead.Neely was released on $11,500 bond and has a court date scheduled for July 20. Calls placed to Neely by ABC News on Sunday afternoon were not immediately returned.The cyclist, Tyler Noe, sustained injuries that were described by officials as being “serious but non-life threatening,” and is currently recovering at a local hospital.The Natchez Trace Parkway is a designated bicycle route, according to the National Park Service (NPS).NPS said that Noe had been biking with another man, Greg Goodman, when Neely’s black Volvo clipped into him, knocking him onto the ground.Goodman had been using his GoPro, and posted a video of the incident on social media.Neely is an employee of the University School of Nashville and was listed as a dean of students as of Saturday night. As of Sunday morning, however, his information was no longer listed with the school. University School of Nashville release a statement on Sunday afternoon regarding Neely.“Marshall Neely served as dean of students at University School of Nashville before transitioning to a part-time role this summer,” the school said. “He also is parent of two alumni. As of [Sunday], USN has placed Mr. Neely on leave of absence while we investigate the circumstances.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico
2018 KANSAS WHEAT FESTIVAL “Official” SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, July 11-15, 2018Schedule is subject to change*On-going Exhibits and Attractions Ottaway Carnival – Wednesday through Saturday at the Raymond Frye Complex Parking Lot, 320 North Jefferson, $28.00 wristband special every night. Carnival opens each evening @ 6 pmHarvest Photo Display- Sumner County Economic Development, 314 N. Washington. 9 am to 5 pm, Monday, July 9th thru Friday, July 13th. Entry forms available at the Chamber office. (Sponsored by Barbara Jon’s, Impact Bank, Sumner County Farm Bureau and Wellington Daily News).Downtown Art Exhibit–104 N Washington Ave. Open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, July 11th – 13th from 5 – 7pm and Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm. Entry forms available at the Chamber office. (Sponsored by Strategic Financial Concepts and Wellington Community Arts Network)Kansas Wheat Festival – “Wheat Show” — Display at Renn & Company, 209 S. Washington Ave. Winners announced Wednesday, July 11th during Picnic in the Park. Entry forms available at the Chamber office. (Sponsored by Renn & Company)Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament–Pre-Kansas Wheat Festival this year. Held July 6th – 8th. Sellers Park.Chisholm Trail Museum- 502 North Washington. Open 1 pm – 5 pm daily. Free Admission. Donations accepted.Panhandle Railroad Museum–425 East Harvey. Open 10am-4pm.Tuesday–Saturday. Free Admission. Donations accepted.Food Vendors – Seventh Street East and West of Washington each day. Open Thursday, July 12th – Saturday, July 14th from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m daily. Food Vendors will also appear at the Arts & Crafts Fair in Seller’s Park on July 14th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m and at the Wellington Young Professionals event at Worden Park on Sunday, July 15 from Noon – 3 p.m.32nd Annual Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion Hunt – Register your 2018 Kansas Wheat Festival Button. Medallion hunters must have registered their button prior to 5 p.m., Friday, June 29th . The first clue will be released on Monday, July 2nd and daily clues will be released by 10 am daily thru Friday, July 13 unless the Medallion is found. Prize: $1000 with a registered button or $100 if button has not been registered. (Sponsored by Sumner NewsCow and Anonymous Donor) Kids Coloring Contest. Ages 3 -12. Starting July 5 pick up coloring pages at the Wellington Senior Center, 308 S. Washington. Return to Wellington Senior Center on Tuesday, July 10th by Noon. (Sponsored by Friends for Charity)Misting Station. Located at Heritage Park, 206 N Washington. Open Thursday,July 12th – Sunday, July 14th. (Sponsored by Futures Unlimited)White Cup Art Contest. Register at No. 7 Coffee House, 115 S Washington, between Thursday, July 5th and Saturday, July 14th to design your cup. Judging will be “People’s Choice” from Monday, July 16th – Friday, July 20th. Prizes awarded. Entry forms available at No. 7 Coffee House and the Chamber office.Grand Prize Drawing – To be announced Monday, July 16.Tuesday, July 10, 2018Noon – Kids Coloring Contest entry deadline. Return finished coloring page to the Wellington Senior Center, 308 S. Washington. Prizes will be awarded. (Sponsored by Friends for Charity)5 to 7 p.m. — The Downtown Art Exhibit and Festival Kick-Off Reception– Chamber members and sponsors are invited to this exclusive preview with the artists of Kansas artwork and the 118th Kansas Wheat Festival. Invitation only. 104 N. Washington Ave. (Sponsored by Strategic Financial Concepts and The Wellington Community Arts Network)5 to 8 p.m. — Baby & Toddler Contest – Pre-registration required by Friday, July 6th at 8:00 p.m. $10 registration fee. Prizes awarded. Theme: Catch the Spirit! 1600 W 8th St, Wellington. Entry forms available at Wellington Health & Rehab and the Chamber office. (Sponsored by Wellington Health and Rehab)Wednesday, July 11, 20189 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Movie Themed Sidewalk Chalking, 114 W. Lincoln, Wellington Regent Theatre. Bring your own chalk. Come and Go. Can take as long as you need. Judging on Friday, July 13th. Prizes will be awarded. Entry forms available at the Chamber office. (Sponsored by Wellington Regent Theatre)10 a.m. — 3rd Annual Library Edible Book Contest – 121 W. 7th, Wellington Public Library. Bring your favorite book to life. Drop off entries between 10 am – 11 am July 11th. Winner announced at 10 a.m. on July 12th. All day public viewing and voting. $5 entry fee. Prizes will be awarded. Entry forms available at the Wellington Public Library or the Chamber office.2 p.m. — ”Farmers for America” Documentary. Narrated by Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs”. Admission is FREE with a 2018 KWF Button. Showing at the Regent Theatre, 114 W. Lincoln Ave. (Sponsored by Sumner County Historical and Genealogy) . 5 to 7 p.m. — Downtown Art Exhibit Open–104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Strategic Financial Concepts & Wellington Community Arts Network)6 p.m. — Ottaway Carnival–$28 Wristband special from 6pm -10pm6 to 8 p.m. — Picnic in the Park–Sellers Park, 601 E. Harvey. Bring your lawn chairs. 2018 KWF Buttons Required. Food, music, entertainment & family fun! Emcee: The Wave 100.3 (Sponsored by Security State Bank)Wellington’s Got Talent Show – This is a voice competition for the song of your choice (not lip sync, not karaoke). Free. Entry forms available at Chamber office must be returned to the Chamber office no later than Friday July 6, 2018. Prizes. (Sponsored by The Wave 100.3 – Rocking M Media)Fundraiser Meal Supporting Memorial Auditorium Air Conditioning Fund – Sponsored by the City of Wellington $Live Music – Featuring Brother Jukebox and Lough Brothers. Headlining: Kitty Hawk Krash.Dancing – Enjoy acts from Michelle’s Encore Studio, Simply Elite and Crimson Dancers.Health Fair–Providing free health testing and more! (Featuring Future’s Unlimited, Sumner County Family Care Center & Sumner County Regional Medical Center)D&L Train Rides— Free (Sponsored by Agora Architecture, Kenneth L Cooper Jr, CPA Chtd, Fabiolas Restaurant LLC, Kansas Gas Service, Panhandle Federal Credit Union, Sumner Communications).Kansas Coin Dig- Sponsored by Bank of Commerce. Horseshoe Tournament- Entry fee $20 per 2 person team. Pre-register forms available at Chamber office. Entrants must supply own horse shoes. Prizes. Sponsored by Colby Zeka Insurance Agency, Inc.Kid’s Cool Crafts- Sponsored by the Wellington Recreation Commission.Free Snow Cones – Sponsored by Impact Bank.Free Watermelon – Sponsored by Lions Club.Announcement of 2018 Wheat King – Sponsored by Renn & Co.Introduction of Sumner County Commissioner Candidates – Jason Boyd, John Cooney and Kip Etter. 7:05 p.m. — Wellington Heat baseball game vs. Clearwater Outlaws. “Celebrating Picnic in the Park” – Hibbs Hooten Field.Thursday, July 12, 201810 a.m. — Chamber Coffee-Daylight Donut Shop (Sponsored by Cowley College).10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — NDGA Glass Museum Open House– 117 S. Washington.1 to 5 p.m. — Veteran’s Room Open for Tours. Inside North Door of Memorial Auditorium. (Sponsored by Memorial Auditorium Advisory Board)2 p.m. — Wellington Regent Theater – Incredibles 2 – All Matinee Seats $6.5 to 7 p.m. — Downtown Art Exhibit Open– 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Strategic Financial Concepts & Wellington Community Arts Network).5:30 p.m. — Kick-Off Ceremony & Invocation – Main Stage 200 Blk N Washington Ave (In front of Memorial Auditorium facing South) Bring your lawn chairs!6 to 11:30 p.m. — Kansas Wheat Festival Beer Garden- Corner of 7th and Washington – Shaken or Stirred Bartending Service, Drivers License ID required for admittance.6 p.m. — Ottaway Carnival –$28 wristband special from 6-10 p.m.6 p.m. — Funcycles- Downtown Wellington, 7th Street in front of Police Station,$6 p.m. — D&L Train Rides–Downtown. (Sponsored by Agora Architecture, Kenneth L Cooper Jr, CPA Chtd, Fabiolas Restaurant LLC, Kansas Gas Service, Panhandle Federal Credit Union, Sumner Communications).6 p.m. — NEW! SSB Roof Top Money Drop- 101 North Washington. Catch fake, fun money dropped from the Security State Bank rooftop. Currency that has the Security State Bank logo can be traded in for real, cold hard cash! (Sponsored by Security State Bank)6 p.m. — Cow Chip Throw- 100 Block of North Washington. This is the 14th year for this popular event. Winning team receives coveted traveling Cow Chip Trophy. Entry forms available at the Chamber Office. (Sponsored by “Proud Supporters of the Kansas Wheat Festival”)6:30 p.m. — Bed Races– Downtown Wellington-100 block of North Washington, Another popular event: Come cheer on your favorite team at this popular Wheat Festival competition as they compete for the coveted bed pan trophy! Entry forms available at the Chamber office. (Sponsored by Sumner Regional Medical Center)7 p.m. — Tricycle Races – Downtown Wellington-100 block of North Washington. Wellington Lions/Rotary Women’s Division 4-person team race. Entry forms available at the Chamber office. (Sponsored by Panhandle Federal Credit Union)7 p.m. — Street Dance – 7 p.m: Llew Brown Band. 830 pm: Mike Dale Band Main Stage 200 Blk N Washington Ave. In front of Memorial Auditorium facing South. Bring your lawn chairs! Must wear Official Festival Button (Sponsored by Mill Creek Lumber, Baymont Inn/Penny’s Diner, Elkhorn Valley Packing & Sumner County Family Care Center)7:05 p.m. — Wellington Heat vs. the Kansas Cannons. “Neon Night” — Hibbs Hooten Field (hosted by Bank of Commerce).8 p.m. — “We the People” Rifle Raffle Drawing. Tickets $5 each or 5/$20. One lucky winner takes home a Henry Repeating Arms Big Boy Silver, Caliber 45 Colt, Custom engraved with gold filled “We The People” logo on one side and “Kansas Wheat Festival, July 2018, Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas”on the other. (Proceeds benefit the Wellington Food Bank.)Friday, July 13, 20189:30 a.m. — UMC Sidewalk Chalking- 202. N. Harvey. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. Entry forms available at the Chamber office. Chalk Provided. Winners announced at 10:30 am. (Sponsored by First United Methodist Church).1 to 5 p.m. — Veteran’s Room Open for Tours. Inside North Door of Memorial Auditorium. (Sponsored by Memorial Auditorium Advisory Board)1:30 to 4 p.m. — Perplexing Puzzle Contest- 500 North Plum, Pre-registration is required. (Limit of 10 teams). Entry forms available at the Chamber office. Prizes. (Sponsored by Brookdale of Wellington)2 p.m. — Wellington Regent Theater – Incredibles 2 – All Matinee Seats $6.005:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Catholic Youth Organization Enchilada Dinner- Knights of Columbus Building, 201 E. Harvey. Dine in or Carry-Out. $5 to 7 p.m. — Downtown Art Exhibit Open– 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Strategic Financial Concepts and Wellington Community Arts Network)6 to 11:30 p.m.— Kansas Wheat Festival Beer Garden- Corner of 7th and Washington – Shaken or Stirred Bartending Service, Drivers License ID required for admittance.6 p.m. — Funcycles- Downtown Wellington, 7th Street in front of Police Department $.6 p.m. — Ottaway Carnival– $28 wristband special from 6 to 11 p.m.6 p.m. — D&L Train Rides–Downtown. (Sponsored by Agora Architecture, Kenneth L Cooper Jr, CPA Chtd, Fabiolas Restaurant LLC, Kansas Gas Service, Panhandle Federal Credit Union, Sumner Communications).6 p.m. — NEW! 1st Annual Pancake Eating Contest. 119 W Harvey, for ages 6 & older. Entry forms available at or El Chile Verde or the Chamber office. Prizes. (Sponsored by El Chile Verde). 6:30 p.m. — Push Mower Races & Toddler/Pre-School Bubble Mower Race. 200 blk S. Washington Ave, in front of Sears. Entry Forms available at Sears and the Chamber office. Prizes. (Sponsored by Sears Hometown Store).7 p.m. — Wellington Regent Theater – Incredibles 2. Adults $8.00 Children and Seniors $6.00.7 p.m. — Ice Cream Social – Free. RCB Bank Parking Lot, 119 South Washington.(Sponsored by RCB Bank).7:30 p.m. — Root Beer Floats – Free. First Christian Church. 123 S. 9th.8 p.m. — Kansas Wheat Festival Parade – Theme:Catch the Spirit! Registration forms available at the Chamber office or online at www.wellingtonkschamber.com. Announcer: The Wave 100.3 Rocking M Media. (Sponsored by GKN) **Route turns West at Harvey and Washington Street**After Parade — Cow Patty Bingo (Fundraiser for WHS FFA) – Located at Impact Bank Parking Lot.9 p.m. — Street Dance. Featuring: Sleepy Truckers Main Stage 200 Blk N Washington Ave. In front of Memorial Auditorium facing South. Bring your lawn chairs! Must wear Official Festival Button. (Sponsored by Bank of Commerce)Saturday, July 14, 20187 to 10 a.m. — VFW Rise and Shine Breakfast- 424 E. Harvey- $6.00 Adults, $4.00 Children under 10 years old. All you can eat buffet.7:30 a.m. — SSB Wheat Run – 6:30 a.m. Registration 5K race (starts at 7:30 a.m.) 1 mile (starts at 8:30 a.m.), Security State Bank Parking Lot (101 N Washington Ave). Registration forms available at the Security State Bank or the Chamber office. (Sponsored by Security State Bank)8 a.m. – 2 p.m. — Arts & Crafts Fair – Sellers Park. Food and concessions will be available in park.8 a.m. – 2 p.m. — 35th Annual Wheat Festival Antique Rod & Classic Car Show– Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Koehn Motors and Wellington Auto & Machine)8 to 11 a.m. — Dog Wash – Next to the Panhandle Railroad Museum. $10 per dog which includes bath, towel dry and nails clipped (Fundraiser for the Wellington Humane Society Serving Sumner County).9 to 11 a.m. — Rabbit, Poultry & Small Hand Pets Show. Sellers Park. Sumner County 4-H9 a.m. — 42st Annual Slow Pitch Softball Tournament – Rock Island Fields. Pre-registration is required. Information and registration forms available at the Chamber office. (Sponsored by Trigger Guard). 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Downtown Art Exhibit Open – 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Strategic Financial Concepts and Wellington Community Arts Network).10 a.m. — D&L Train Rides— Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Agora Architecture, Kenneth L Cooper Jr, CPA Chtd, Fabiolas Restaurant LLC, Kansas Gas Service, Panhandle Federal Credit Union, Sumner Communications)10 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Wheat Capital Quilt Show – Lincoln Elementary School, 104 S. F St. (Sponsored by Wheat Capital Quilt Society)10 a.m. — Kansas Disc Golf Association Competition. “ Woods Park Open” – Woods Park.11 a.m. – 3 p.m. — Buffalo Burgers at the VFW– 424 E. Harvey, Come support this great Veteran organization by eating a healthy Buffalo Burger in air conditioned comfort! $.2 p.m. — Wellington Regent Theater – Incredibles 2 – All Matinee Seats $6.00.3 p.m. – 6 p.m. — NEW! Tastes of Kansas-Beer, Wine & Spirits. Stewart Park (Harvey & F Street) (Sponsored by Wellington Young Professionals, SCED, Wellington Animal Clinic). $6 p.m.— Ottaway Carnival– $28 wristband special from 6-11pm.6 p.m. — Funcycles- Downtown Wellington, 7th Street in front of Police Station,$.7 p.m. — Wellington Regent Theater – Incredibles 2. Adults $8.00 Children and Seniors $6.00.6 p.m. — Street Dance: (6 PM) Macy Brothers, (7:30 PM) Mudbugs, (9 PM) Band of Oz , (10:30) Mountain Deer Revival- Main Stage on Washington St, in front of Memorial Auditorium facing South, Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy. Must wear Official Festival Button (Sponsored by TECT)6 to 11:30 p.m. — Kansas Wheat Festival Beer Garden- Corner of 7th and Washington – Shaken or Stirred Bartending Service, Drivers License ID required for admittance. Sunday, July 15, 20187:30 a.m. — Knights of Columbus Breakfast- 201 East Harvey. $9 a.m. — Sunday Morning Worship Concert. 9am: Free Will Baptist Worship Group, 10am: Methodist Worship Team and 11am: Brothers. Live on Main Stage on Washington St, in Front of Memorial Auditorium facing South, Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy. Must wear Official Festival Button. Also enjoy breakfast items from Travelin’ Smoke BBQ and No. 7 Coffee House.9 a.m. — Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament- McKinley Park. Registration forms at the Chamber office. (Sponsored by Security First Title)10 a.m. — 42nd Annual Slow Pitch Softball Tournament (If there are enough teams to keep playing)– Rock Island fields. (Sponsored by Trigger Guard).Noon – 3 p.m. — 118th Kansas Wheat Festival Grand Finale – Worden Park – Food truck rally, tie dye event for kids, kite flying, Wellington Young Professionals Golf Ball Drop, helicopter rides and more! Located at Worden Park 800 W. Hillside, (Sponsored by KanOkla Networks) 12 p.m. — Food Truck Rally – Worden Park Come out and enjoy lunch. Many different choices.12 p.m. — DWTA Helicopter Rides – $ (Sponsored by Wellington Young Professionals) Noon – 3 p.m. — Fly your Kite – Near Model Airplane Field *Bring your own kite to fly. Wings of the Wind Kites and Toys of Wichita will have Kite Demos and Kits to purchase. Candy drop from a kite!Noon – 3 p.m. — Funtastic Faces-Face Painting. $12:30 p.m. — Funtastic Tye Dye Event Come out to Worden Park and make a tye dyed t-shirt. Pre-register to insure t-shirt size. Registration forms available online at Wellington Young Professionals Facebook page. Free event. (Sponsored by Wellington Young Professionals, Sunflower Custom T’s, Ursula Goff, Michelle’s Encore Dance, Brown Box Bakery and Bee Creative Toys).1 to 2 p.m. Electric Flow Hoopers – Choreographed hoop routine and extra hula hoops for the kids to play with. FREE2 p.m. — Golf Ball Drop – Worden Park. Win $750 cash if present (or $500 if not present). (Sponsored by Erickson & Gill Dentistry) 2 p.m. — Wellington Regent Theater – Incredibles 2 – All Matinee Seats $6.005 to 7 p.m. — Kansas Wheat Festival Free Family Swim– Wellington Family Aquatic Center, 1101 W. Harvey.7 p.m. — Wellington Regent Theater – Incredibles 2. Adults $8.00 Children and Seniors $6.00.
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WASHINGTON | Seeking a successful health care sign-up period despite troubling new challenges to his namesake law, President Barack Obama wants to make sure people start enrolling on Nov. 1. That’s when the window opens for choosing 2017 health plans under the Affordable Care Act.Obama planned to make that pitch during an appearance Thursday at Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida, and urge young adults to sign up. Obama also planned to tout improvements to the U.S. health care system under the 5-year-old law. But he’ll be attempting a difficult sales job.FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington. Seeking a successful health-care sign-up period despite troubling new challenges to his namesake law, Obama wants to make sure people start enrolling on Nov. 1. Obama planned to make that pitch during an appearance Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at Miami Dade College in Miami, Fla. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)Premiums are rising by double digits in many parts of the country and some major insurers have pulled out of the program, leaving consumers with fewer choices next year.Meanwhile, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said this week that she expected 13.8 million people will sign up for 2017 coverage, a modest increase over the 12.7 million consumers who picked health insurance plans during open enrollment for this year.White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama has laid out ideas for “tweaks” he thinks would improve the law, including allowing for a public option to increase competition. Under the public option scenario, the government would create and run a health insurance agency to compete with other private health insurance companies in the U.S.But any changes would have to await the new Congress that gets seated in January, Earnest said. “The current Congress is one that’s dominated by Republicans who have voted more than 50 times to repeal the law, but have not once in the last six years actually put forward their own alternative proposal,” he said.The administration says taxpayer-provided subsidies that were designed to increase alongside premiums will soften most of the blow to people’s wallets from higher premiums. About 85 percent of customers get this kind of financial help. For policyholders who lost their insurers, the government will automatically match them to another carrier’s plan.Still, millions of people buy individual policies outside of the health care law’s marketplaces and many of them will be hit with the full premium increases. Congressional budget analysts estimate there are about 9 million people nationwide with individual policies purchased outside the health care law. The administration estimates that about 5 million are eligible to buy coverage under the law, and half of those — about 2.5 million people — have incomes that would qualify them for subsidies if they checked.The three-month enrollment season that begins Nov. 1 is the final one for Obama, who wants to help it be a success.One issue with the law is that insurers say most of those who signed up for coverage turned out to be sicker than expected, which is costing companies money. Young adults, who generally are healthier, make up a disproportionate share of the people who are still uninsured. The administration says it will work aggressively to encourage more of them to sign up for coverage to help stabilize the program.That’s where Obama comes in. Officials are counting on a strong sign-up season to validate the president’s signature domestic program, and for a victory by Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential election to shut down the Republican campaign for the law’s repeal. Clinton has outlined steps she’d take to build enrollment and sweeten subsidies for consumers.Republican Donald Trump says the law is a “disaster” and would replace it.Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, the House Ways and Means Committee chairman, said the law is “driving up costs, driving down quality, and driving out choice and competition.” He said Obama owes the American the people the facts, “not more rosy rhetoric about how the law is supposedly working.”Obama pushed the Affordable Care Act through Congress in 2010 to help millions of people who were without health care coverage. Most Americans get health insurance through their employers.Under the law, more than 21 million previously uninsured people are now covered. Consumers are also covered by new protections in the law, including allowing children to stay on their parents’ plans through age 26 and not having to pay for preventive care.After discussing health care, Obama is turning his attention to politics. He plans to speak at a Clinton campaign rally at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens. He’s also scheduled to address a Democratic governors fundraising dinner that is closed to the news media.Associated Press writer Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar contributed to this report.Follow Darlene Superville on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/dsuperville
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The Mount Sentinel Wildcats finished third overall at the Immaculata Invitational High School Girl’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Kelowna.“We played lot (of volleyball) competed with all the teams,” said varsity girl’s coach Joe Moreira.“Our confidence still waivers at times and I suspect that it is attributed to playing without 12’s (nine players — six Grade 11’s and three Grade 9’s).”Host Immaculata won the tournament. The Kelowna-based school is ranked second in the recent B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball poll.Mount Sentinel is unranked.The Wildcats have a great opportunity to get the ball flying in the right direction when the South Slocan school hosts the annual Kootenay Volleyball Classic beginning Friday at Mount Sentinel gymnasium.The tournament includes to zone rivals, Fernie and Elkford.“We hosting a number of teams this weekend we need to beat to get to provincials in Prince George,” Moreira confessed. “Both (Fernie and Elkford) have most of their player returning from last year.”Also included in the mix are Prince Charles Comets of Creston, J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail, Immaculata, L.V. Rogers Bombers and A.L Fortune of Enderby.Teams play a round robin in their respective four-team pools before crossing over into the playoff round.The final goes at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mount Sentinel firstname.lastname@example.org