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McAllister outlines key for success

first_imgThat’s the message from Assistant Head Coach Jamie McAllister who has been working with the squad on bouncing back from Saturday’s defeat against Leeds United.Paul Lambert’s struggling Tractor Boys are up next for the Robins at Ashton Gate, just three days after the 1-0 slip against the Whites.The quick turnaround in fixtures presents the chance to get disappointment out of the system quickly, and with a lot to play for with 11 games remaining, confidence remains high.“We’re one point from the play-offs, 11 games to play and it’s in our hands,” McAllister said. “It’s a great position, we have to be positive and have a go at Ipswich who are in a difficult position and make sure we come out of it with three points.“We know they can cause problems, they are fighting for their lives so it’s not an easy game. We just have to get back to doing what we do well, make sure eight or nine of our players are back on the top of their game to put on the performance to get the three points.”For McAllister, the former left-back wants the players to embrace the position they find themselves in.It’s another game in BS3, another chance to improve home form and show they have what it takes to push on before an 18-day break between fixtures.“We always focus on the next game and that’s at home against Ipswich. We need to get our own home form where it should be and it’s important to get the win tomorrow. After that we have a break, followed by ten games in 35 days but I would have bitten your hand off at the start of the season to be in this position. The lads have to relish it, enjoy it and bring out their best.”And could history repeat itself? City were beaten by Marcelo Bielsa’s side before turning their fortunes around in a 3-2 win at Portman Road back in November which sparked a 13-game unbeaten run in the Sky Bet Championship. “Why can’t we go on a run again?” McAllister said. “It starts tomorrow by doing what we do best: win the individual battles, play our game, impose ourselves on the opposition and come out winning the­­­ majority of battles which nine times out of ten will help get you the result.“The fans will be important as they have all season and we really need them behind us tomorrow. Against Leeds was a full-house but whoever turns out tomorrow, we want them to get behind the lads again. They are so important, it’s a massive boost, a confidence boost for the lads when they’re behind them and I am sure they will be.”Tickets remain on general sale for tomorrow’s fixture against Ipswich. Call Supporter Services on or login to your Bristol Sport Club Account below.Secure your seatMatch sponsor: Hunter Selectionlast_img read more

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Wake up call for Digaso Hornbill players

first_imgBasketball BY SIMON KESLEP Digaso Hornbills coach Bernard Elavo believes that his team’s 75-74 loss to Saints is a wake-up call for his players. “The boys played really well starting from the first quarter but there were some small mistakes that gave the win away to Saints,” said Elavo. He told the Post-Courier that despite the loss, his boys did a very good job both defensively and in offensive plays. The unofficial points ladder sees Southern Flames on 8, Moniplus Tamaraws 6, Saints 6, Chariots 2, Hornbills 2 and Exodus 0. Most of the players in the team were part of Southern Flames development team and were given the opportunity to take lead in a club is a boost for them. “It is a wake up call for my young and upcoming players. Saints are an experienced side and it is eye opening, especially in defense in the last quarter and I think my boys will work more on defense,” Elavo said. Asked if his boys will be well prepare ahead of this Saturday’s game against Flames, Elavo’s advice to the players is to take this game seriously as Flames are the PMBL reigning champions and his boys will need to work more in their defensive plays.last_img read more

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Marshall’s 6 cart off Trophy Stall three-way dominoes tourney

first_imgAFTER taking what seemed an unsurmountable lead, Halley’s 6 stumbled in the third and final leg of the Trophy Stall-sponsored three-way dominoes tournament which climaxed at the Everest Cricket Club pavilion on Tuesday night.Entering the leg on 158 games, seven ahead of Marshall’s 6 and 21 clear of Dass’ 6, Halley’s 6 were relegated to the third position as the other two teams completely dominated the night’s proceedings.In the end, Dass’ 6, who suffered two loves in the first sitting still managed to emerge winners of Tuesday night encounter with 82 games with Marshall’s 6 taking the first runners-up spot on 75 and Halley’s 6 in the cellar on a disappointing 56 games.This meant the overall scores read: Marshall’s 6 – 226 games, Dass’ 6 – 219 and Halley’s 6 on 215. It should also be noted that Marshall’s 6 came out tops despite not winning any of the three legs, quite a remarkable achievement.Selwyn Prescott led the way for Dass’ 6 with the maximum 18 games while Hardyal supported with 16, Manniram Shew 15 and Peter Ramroop 15. For Marshall’s 6, skipper Vackacy Joe led with 16 games while there were 15 each for Brian Allen and Alex Culley.Intikab Ali was the lone shining light for Halley’s 6 with 14 games. Skipper Rishi Dass and Prem Basant were the two lovebirds for Dass’ 6.Apart from copping the winning trophy, the three top players for Marshall’s 6 – Vackacy (43 games), Culley (39) and Allen (36) – were recipient of cups. Shew (45) and Prescott (43) collected for Dass’ 6 while Intikab Ali, with 47 games, the most by any player, was the leading player for Halley’s 6. Dexter Sue of Halley’s 6 received a prize for sharing the first love in the tournament.The tournament was held in honour of former Guyana Chronicle senior sports reporter Frederick Halley who still freelances from Toronto, Canada and was vacationing in Guyana. It was organised by Shew and sponsored by Trophy Stall of Bourda Market.last_img read more

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Former Lady Cougar Sarah Cain and Bryan continue historic run with 3rd-straight AAC Title

first_imgThe Bryan women’s team defeated Milligan, winning the AAC regular-season title outright, marking their third straight AAC regular-season championship. Pictured is the team during a net cutting between games on Wednesday night.DAYTON, TN (WLAF) – The historic run continues for 14th-ranked Bryan women’s basketball, as they captured their third straight Appalachian Athletic Conference Regular-Season Title on Wednesday night in an impressive 88-66 routing of fellow conference foe Milligan College (Tenn.).    The Lions had already sealed the championship in their previous win over Montreat College (N.C.), but the additional victory against the Buffaloes allowed the Lions to achieve the crown outright. What Bryan has accomplished/is accomplishing is nothing less than remarkable. The team is currently 14th in the country, have three-peated as AAC Regular-Season Champions, are one game away from back-to-back undefeated seasons in conference play (currently 23-0), have won 55 straight games against conference opponents, will be looking to defend their throne and win the AAC tournament for a fourth consecutive year, have punched their ticket to Sioux City, Iowa where they will make their fourth straight appearance at the NAIA Div. II National Tournament, and own the best overall record in all of NAIA Div. II women’s basketball at 27-1.Lone senior Tristan McClellan showed out on Senior Night, guiding Bryan past Milligan with a team-high 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including 3-of-4 behind the arc, while chipping in three assists and five rebounds. The 17-point performance marked a season-high for the point guard from Byrdstown, Tenn. and tied for the second-highest scoring game of her career. Five teammates joined her with double-figures in the scoring. The duo of Kaitlynn Hennessee and Deandra Luna matched each other with 13 points apiece, Destiny Kassner posted 11 points, and the pair of Karli Combs and Shayla Ludy collected 10 points, respectively. Rounding out the scoring were Sarah Cain’s eight points, Amadea Pankey’s four points, and Braylee Franklin’s two points. Pankey aided Bryan in outrebounding Milligan 44-40 with a team-best nine boards. Luna, Hennessee, and Kassner trailed with five rebounds each. Luna led all players with seven assists, while Ludy ended with a game-high five steals.The Lions shot just over 40 percent from the floor in the first half, but their seven three’s and 67 percent at the foul line helped in creating a comfortable 45-27 advantage at the break. On the other end of the court, the Buffaloes were just 32 percent on their shooting and struggled from the outside, going 1-for-12 behind the perimeter. Bryan lifted their efficiency to 52 percent in the latter two quarters and tacked on six more three-pointers, proving too much for Milligan.The Lions opened with a 10-2 run, which saw the Buffaloes go without scoring for over three minutes into the first quarter. By the three-minute mark, a trey by McClellan lifted Bryan to their first double-digit lead of the game, 17-7. Hennessee came next with a three of her own, and Ludy spurred the rally on with a steal and layup on the opposite end for a 22-9 Bryan lead. Just before the midway point of the second quarter, Milligan scraped away at the deficit and got it as low as eight points, 32-24, but Bryan responded in extraordinary fashion. For over five minutes, the Lions’ defense stood tall and countered on the offensive end, outscoring the Buffaloes 13-0. It wasn’t until 13 seconds remained in the first half that Milligan broke their silence with a successful and-one play that trimmed the margin to 18 points, 45-27.Bryan wasted no time in growing the lead to 20 points less than three minutes into the third quarter, 51-31. Milligan escaped the period without allowing the Lions to add any more separation, matching Bryan 24-24 in scoring. By that point, it was easy for the Lions to cruise in the fourth frame, creating their largest lead of the game at 5:08 when Combs capitalized in the paint of a Milligan turnover to go on top 84-54. The gap never dipped below 20, as the Lions devoured the Buffaloes 88-66.Bryan will try and make it 24-0 this weekend with a matchup at home versus the Koalas of Columbia College (S.C.). The Lions and Koalas are scheduled to tip-off at 2pm on Saturday, Feb. 22 inside Summers Gym. Columbia is currently 8-18 overall and 7-16 in the AAC. At the beginning of February when Bryan traveled to Columbia, the Lions ran away with a 110-81 victory.To view the full 2019-20 Bryan women’s basketball schedule, click here.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/21/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Lady Jags, Bermuda battle to 2-2 draw

first_imgThe Lady Jaguars and Bermuda battled to a 2-2 stalemate when group-E action of the CONCACAF Women’s Qualifiers commenced yesterday at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora.  It was a fair result for a clash which neither side dictated with the Lady Jaguars starting XI featuring Natalie Nedd, Nikita Persaud, Sydney Cummings, Jade Vyphius, Cameo Hazlewood, Alison Heydorn, Brittany Persaud, Mariam El-Masri, Calaigh Copeland, Brianne Desa and Collette Hope. However, it was a poor showcase for goalkeeping on the night in front of a small crowd as three of the four goals were fashioned due to blunders from the custodians. The first of the three mistakes led to Bermuda taking the lead when Tia Lindo scored in the fifth minute.  The burly Lindo uncorked a thunderous strike from 35 yards out in the center of the field, which sailed over the head of shot-stopper Nedd. The reply was instant from the home side with  Brianne Desa curling her effort down the center of the net past the advancing goalkeeper in the seventh minute, after latching onto a pass.  However, another howler in the 16th minute handed Bermuda the lead once more as a curling shot from a left side free-kick, settled into the right corner following poor judgment and positioning by Nedd. On the other side, Desa almost levelled proceedings in the 26th minute, flashing her effort over the crossbar from the right side, after racing onto a through pass inside the box.  Calaigh Copeland then spurned a golden opportunity in the 37th minute, as Guyana continued to impose their will in the final minutes of the period against the tiring Bermudians. Racing into the right side of the box, Copeland missed a perfectly placed left side cross from Desa, who skipped past two markers. Guyana picked up from where they left off in the first period, and almost fashioned the equaliser in the 52nd minute. Once again Desa was at the heart of the play, escaping her marker before a curling shot from the top of the box, which sailed wide of the right corner.  The Guyanese would not be denied as Cameo Hazlewood netted in the 58th minute, sending the crowd into a frenzy. A goalkeeping error handed Guyana a share of the spoils, as a tame free-kick from 25 yards out slipped through the grasp of the goalkeeper and into the net. The Lady Jaguars will now oppose Suriname tomorrow at the same venue from 19:00hrs. Similarly, Bermuda will battle Barbados in the earlier fixture at 17:00hrs.  Guyana concludes their group campaign on the 27th against Barbados. Meanwhile, Barbados downed Suriname 2-1 in the event’s opening clash. Caitlyn Padmore and Felicia Jarvis scored in the second and 40th minute each. For the Dutch nation, Saffira Hoogdorp netted in the 20th minute. Present at the opening of the tournament were Minister of Sport George Norton, Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous People Affairs Valerie Garrido-Lowe, GFF President Wayne Forde and other members of the executive committee.last_img read more

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Spain committee says would prefer postponed Tokyo Olympics to prevent ‘inequality’

first_imgBARCELONA, (Reuters) – Spain’s Olympic Committee (COE) president Alejandro Blanco said he would prefer this summer’s Tokyo Olympics to be postponed because his country’s athletes are unable to train due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Olympics are scheduled to be held July 24-Aug. 9, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said yesterday that it was fully committed to the games taking place and that there was no need for “any drastic decisions” regarding the event.But Blanco took a different view.“The decision is for the International Olympic Committee (to make) after getting reports from the World Health Organisation and the organising committee,” he said in a COE statement. “The news that we get every day is uncomfortable for all countries in the world, but for us the most important thing is that our sportspeople cannot train and to celebrate the Games (as planned) would result in unequal conditions.“We want the Olympics to take place, but with security. We’re an important country in the world and four months before the games, our athletes can’t arrive in equal conditions.”Sports competitions across the world have come to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, while Olympic qualifiers across 33 sports have been postponed.last_img read more

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Vincent Enyeama Reacts To Sunday Oliseh’s Vituperations

first_imgVincent Enyeama has said he has ‘nothing’ against former Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh despite the row which led to his exit from the Super Eagles.The former Lille of France goalkeeper was stripped of his captain’s armband by Oliseh after he took charge of the Super Eagles in 2015.The captaincy was given to Ahmed Musa at the time but however, generated uproar in the team and forced Enyeama to abruptly end his international career spanning 13 years.“I have nothing against Oliseh. What happened in the past is in the past,” Enyeama told Super Eagles media in a live Instagram chat.RelatedAUDIO: Enyeama Is Ready To Come Back To Super Eagles But… – RohrAugust 31, 2017In “National Team”Sunday Oliseh: My Decision To Strip Enyeama Of Eagles Captaincy Has Been ValidatedApril 15, 2020In “Featured”Getting Ready For Russia! Super Eagles Goalkeeper Is Back In Training (Video)October 17, 2017In “Africa”last_img read more

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Johns Hopkins Lacrosse Uses Heroics to Advance in NCAA Tournament

first_imgThe Johns Hopkins Blue Jays erupted in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s NCAA Tournament matchup and eventually defeated the Georgetown Hoyas by a final score of 10-9 in overtime.The Blue Jays struggled to generate offensive production against the Hoyas’ stingy defense throughout the majority of the game. Georgetown dominated the second quarter of play with three unanswered goals, giving the Hoyas a 6-3 lead going into halftime. Johns Hopkins’s luck didn’t change in the beginning of the second half, as Georgetown continued to subdue the Blue Jay attack with crippling coverage and excellent goaltending.Down 8-4 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Blue Jays were in need of some desperate help from one of their star attackmen. Kyle Marr answered Johns Hopkins’s prayer with a quarter for the ages. The New York native scored five goals in the final fifteen minutes of regulation, including a game-tying goal with four minutes left in the fourth quarter. Senior superstar Shack Stanwick helped lead the comeback, assisting Marr on three of Marr’s five goals.The Blue Jays’ explosive fourth quarter set up a wild and dramatic overtime period. Stanwick powered an unassisted goal into the net to give Johns Hopkins the victory and to complete the comeback. The lethal combination of Shack Stanwick and Kyle Marr accounted for six goals and five assists in one of the Blue Jays’ most memorable games to date.Johns Hopkins will advance to face the Duke Blue Devils at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The game is part of a quarterfinal doubleheader which includes the Maryland-Cornell game at noon.Please follow and like us:last_img read more

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College football Week 7 bowl projections: Oklahoma, Texas put Big 12 Playoff hopes on line

first_imgSporting News’ Week 7 bowl projections are here, and it features the usual combination of Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and Ohio State in our projected College Football Playoff field.Oklahoma can solidify its Playoff case with a victory against one-loss Texas in the Red River Rivalry this week. The Sooners have three Playoff appearances, and that would help hold off the momentum for two SEC teams to make the final cut. Week 7 is full of matchups that could shake up the landscape, so stay tuned. MORE: Week 7 Playoff pictureThe 2019 college postseason schedule features 40 bowl games between FBS teams, with the finale at the national title game on Jan. 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This year’s semifinal games will be on Dec. 28. The first College Football Playoff Rankings will be released on Nov. 5. Sporting News has projections for all 40 bowl games here, and they will be updated each week during the college football season. Our projections heading into Week 7 of the college football season:Week 7 college football bowl projectionsDATEBOWLTEAMSDec. 20Makers Wanted Bahamas BowlWestern Michigan vs. Southern MissDec. 20DXL Frisco BowlToledo vs. CincinnatiDec. 21Gildan New Mexico BowlLouisiana Tech vs. San Diego StateDec. 21AutoNation Cure BowlGeorgia State vs. UCFDec. 21Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton BowlMTSU vs. TempleDec. 21Raycom Media Camellia BowlCentral Michigan vs. TroyDec. 21Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas BowlWyoming vs. USCDec. 21R&L Carriers New Orleans BowlWestern Kentucky vs. Appalachian StateDec. 23Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla BowlUAB vs. MemphisDec. 24SoFi Hawai’i BowlBYU vs. HawaiiDec. 26Walk-On’s Independence BowlCal* vs. SyracuseDec. 26Quick Lane BowlMaryland vs. LouisvilleDec. 27Military Bowl Presented by Northrop GrummanArmy* vs. TulaneDec. 27New Era Pinstripe BowlNebraska vs. North CarolinaDec. 27Academy Sports and Outdoors Texas BowlWest Virginia vs. Ole MissDec. 27SDCU Holiday BowlArizona vs. Michigan StateDec. 27Cheez-It BowlWashington State vs. Kansas StateDec. 28Camping World BowlTCU vs. PittsburghDec. 30SERVPRO First Responders BowlIowa State vs. Stanford*Dec. 30Franklin American Mortgage Music City BowlColorado* vs. Virginia TechDec. 30Redbox BowlArizona State vs. IowaDec. 31Belk BowlSouth Carolina vs. Florida StateDec. 31Hyundai Sun BowlWashington vs. Wake ForestDec. 31AutoZone Liberty BowlOklahoma State vs. Mississippi StateDec. 31Valero Alamo BowlUtah vs. BaylorDec. 31NOVA Home Loans Arizona BowlLouisiana vs. Air ForceJan. 1Outback BowlAuburn vs. MichiganJan. 1Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus BowlFlorida vs. Penn StateJan. 2Birmingham BowlSMU vs. Liberty*Jan. 2TaxSlayer BowlTexas A&M vs. MinnesotaJan. 3Famous Idaho Potato BowlMiami vs. Utah StateJan. 4Lockheed Martin Armed Forces BowlTexas Tech vs. NavyJan. 6Mobile Alabama BowlOhio vs. UL-Monroe*No conference tie-in to bowlMORE: Seven teams with most to proveCollege Football Playoff/New Year’s Day Six projectionsDec. 28Goodyear Cotton BowlNotre Dame vs. Boise StateDec. 30Capital One Orange BowlVirginia vs. LSUJan. 1Rose BowlOregon vs. WisconsinJan. 1Allstate Sugar BowlGeorgia vs. TexasDec. 28PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (semifinal)Clemson vs. Ohio StateDec. 28Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (semifinal)Alabama vs. OklahomaCollege Football Playoff championship projectionJan. 13College Football Playoff championshipClemson vs. Alabamalast_img read more

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Gregg Popovich prefers Adam Silver over ‘cowardly’ President Donald Trump

first_img“Sometimes, it’s kind of Orwellian. You think we’re living in a place where, ‘Is this really happening?’ But that comparison was pretty stark when you put our president up against those leaders when he’s with them or talking to him and how he reacts compared to the way Adam Silver reacted. I was proud of him. It was great.”Asked about Trump’s comments, Popovich added: “All I did was make a comparison between Adam Silver’s show of principle and courage in a tough situation, as opposed to how our president reacts when in the company of authoritarian figures, whether it’s Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Russia or Turkey, whatever it is.”It comes off as really feckless, impotent, cowardly by comparison.” San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said Sunday he prefers NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s leadership to that of President Donald Trump.Popovich was responding to criticism from Trump, who blasted the Spurs coach and Golden State Warriors counterpart Steve Kerr last week for their responses to questions about the NBA-China controversy. Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey issued an apology for a now-deleted tweet, that read “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong” amid the ongoing protests in the region.While Popovich and Kerr unwilling to discuss the matter, Silver drew praise for his response after saying the league was “apologetic” but added that “we are not apologising for Daryl exercising his freedom of expression”.final frames from today’s action pic.twitter.com/Fvt2x3HedB— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) October 13, 2019Popovich – who has been critical of Trump in the past – told reporters prior to the Spurs’ 123-114 preseason loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday: “[Silver] stood by our nation and its principles. That’s pretty huge in these days.last_img read more

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Letter to editor: A country that can send men to the moon, should be able to provide basic health care

first_imgby Dr. Larry Anderson, Special to Sumner Newscow — When Joel and I established our practice in Sumner County in 1976, we immediately realized that our health care system was poorly designed.   In 1991, as president of the KS Med Society, I was surprised by a Wichita TV lady anchor’s question:  “What is the easy answer to our health care problems?”  I was able to stifle a laugh and responded:   “There is no easy answer, and we have to realize that whether we are patients, doctors, hospital administrators, health care workers, the pharmaceutical industry, insurance companies, legislators, or professional liability attorneys, we all have to be a part of the solution.”In a speech in Anaheim, Calif., in 1995, I stated that:“A country that can send men to the moon and bring them safely home,  pay a baseball pitcher $12 million/yr, and guide a bomb from a screaming jet into a ventilator shaft can also provide basic health care for every citizen.”   Please note “basic” and “every”.  The people who define “basic” should be the people who use those services (you folks), not those who provide the services (us folks).  The American capitalistic system will always allow a wealthy person to buy a legitimate service if he/she can afford it.A health system which consumes a huge chunk of our GDP and still fails to care for all its citizens is a system begging for change.   Unfortunately, GREED seems to rule the day at every step in the healthcare system.  No change comes without new legislation which is powerfully controlled by those with money.We all can and should, at times,  blame demanding patients, bad legislation, defensive medicine, overpriced hospital care-drugs and devices-and physician  services,  or insurance rip-offs, but I first blame my profession.  Nothing happens to a patient without a physician signature and we long ago failed in our role as “Stewards of the Health Care Dollar”.Larry Anderson MD  Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 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 (15) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +14 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 163 weeks ago Well written Dr. Anderson. Report Reply 1 reply · active 163 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Turkeyleg · 163 weeks ago How about Medicare for all? Seems the old people are happy about it, well except the ones that can’t wait a day see a doctor. But that’s those special people that think they are better than others. You give me total healthcare for about 150 a month except for the 20% I’ll have to come up with and I’ll take that in a heartbeat. Give me that and I’ll find a supplemental policy to cover the rest. Report Reply 1 reply · active 163 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down South Haven Hick · 163 weeks ago “Can” doesn’t mean “Should”. Health care is not a right. It should be left to the individual to have the freedom to choose based on their need. Everything the government gets involved in, they screw up. Our founding fathers would roll in their graves if they saw what we have become. We can’t do anything anymore without having to fill out some kind of form, become certified and pay a fee. Then we can only do it the way the government tells us to do it, and they turn around and charge us again for using our tax dollars in the administration. Things were way better before Obamacare, it was designed to fail, doing only one thing: make more people poorer than they already are and take their hard-earned life savings. The only people I know who said Obamacare helps them is those who has never contributed anything worthwhile and made any effort to be productive members of society, and we’re paying their care for them. And it’s not just health care. Think about everything you didn’t need permission to do 50 and 60, even 100 years ago. Government intrusion into manufacturing now accounts for about 75% of the cost, and some of the design changes the government requires on many items can make a task more difficult and dangerous, and get people hurt or killed, when they fail to perform as they should. You are not as free as you think, and the government is making you pay deep for being controlled. Enough is enough. All I want to see is total repeal. I’ve never seen a government program improved by passing another. This nation was founded on a “laissez-faire” economy, and people will always beat a path to the door where they can get something that has more value. That’s how it should be. Report Reply 1 reply · active 163 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Jeff McGuire · 163 weeks ago Ths cost to go to the moon in today’s dollars has been estimated to be approximately $200 billion. The cost of Obamacare between 2016 and 2025 is expected 1.207 trillion. Not claiming to be an expert, just like to use google. Report Reply 0 replies · active 163 weeks ago -6 Vote up Vote down Robert Escandon · 163 weeks ago A problem every developed country faces is what to do about those people who are unable to contribute and therefore unable to “pay their way.” The physically impaired, the mentally impaired, or people who want to work but for whom there are no jobs. Not talking about people who just want to idle through their lives but considering only those who CANNOT work. “Healthcare for all” implies that the impaired, or the unable, will all have access to healthcare in whatever monetary system is used to pay for it. Do we brush this problem “under the carpet” and instead classify every person who cannot contribute as being one of those who don’t WANT to work? I have no solution to offer but we do have to be honest and not just label every non contributor as someone who has CHOSEN not to contribute. Report Reply 4 replies · active 163 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down SilenceD · 163 weeks ago “What is the minimum you as a citizen deserve.” There’s the problem. Report Reply 0 replies · active 163 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 163 weeks ago Those who sent a men to the moon are loooong gone. That would never happen today. Report Reply 0 replies · active 163 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down wellington resident · 163 weeks ago If health care was poorly when you opened, but yet you still charge an arm and a leg for services. Prices go up and services get worse. Report Reply 0 replies · active 163 weeks ago 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. 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Thiago jokes about Nolito’s “admirers”

first_img CEST Nolito was asked about his latest ‘admirer’ in the form of Manchester City, and Thiago interrupted jokingly: “Nolo’s wife is going to kill him with all these admirers of his!” Nolito is a player whose good humour has allowed him to settle in quickly with the national squad. ‘Nolo’, as his team mates call him, is particularly appreciated by the Barcelona players who shared a dressing room with him in his time with the Catalan club. J. Gil / A. Callejas Thiago and Nolito were team mates with Barça B under the guidance of Luis Enrique. They get on well with each other, and this was clear from their joint press conference in the Isle of Rhé, where the Spain squad are based for Euro 2016.center_img Nolito immediately responded: “Yes, I found out yesterday that I had more admirers”. Both players laughed before the Celta forward stated in a more serious tone that he was focused on the tournament and that he had three seasons left on his deal in Vigo. 14/06/2016 at 19:50 Indeed Gerard Pique even pressured Barça into signing the player back, when he commented that the player’s price was “a steal”.last_img read more

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ISSF Shooting World Cup 2019, Day 2: Saurabh Chaudhary and Rahi Sarnobat bag two…

first_imgAdvertisement x4NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsj00Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E679ezm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7y3Would you ever consider trying this?😱5kihCan your students do this? 🌚mwnRoller skating! Powered by Firework India’s dominance in the ISSF Shooting World Cup 2019 at Munich continued in Day 2 as Saurabh Chaudhary and Rahi Sarnobat clinched gold medal for the nation in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol and Women’s 25m Pistol event respectively. Apurvi Chandela opened India’s gold account on Sunday when she stood on the pole position at the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event.Advertisement ISSF Shooting World Cup 2019, Munich: Men’s 10m Air Pistol EventSaurabh Chaudhary bagged India’s second gold medal in the ISSF Shooting World Cup 2019 in MunichSaurabh started the final round on a shaky note as he shot 9.3 in his first attempt. However, the 17-year-old held on to his nerves to shoot above 10.1 in the next five attempts.Saurabh overtook Russia’s Artem Chersunov, who was ahead by 0.6 points in the first round, to maintain a slender lead. However, he held on to it in each of the eliminations to break his own World Record.Advertisement Usually, an Olympic quota is awarded to the winner of the event but Saurabh had already bagged one at the New Delhi World Cup. Shahzar Rizvi was the other Indian to reach the final round but finished fifth. Abhishek Verma, who also grabbed an Olympic quota, couldn’t qualify for the finals as he finished in the 30th position in the Qualifiers.ISSF Shooting World Cup 2019, Munich: Women’s 25m Pistol EventRahi Sarnobat announced her return to the shooting spree with a bangRahi Sarnobat won the gold medal after scoring 37 points in the final round. Manu Bhaker, on the other hand, finished fifth and missed the opportunity to bag an Olympic quota after a pistol malfunction in the last round of shooting.Advertisement Rahi Sarnobat was awarded with an Olympic quota for her triumph. With that, India now has bagged six Olympic quotas.Also Read: Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary clinch gold in Asian Airgun Championship Advertisementlast_img read more

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NATIONAL STUDENT BURSARIES SCHEME 2017/18

first_imgThe GAA have again reiterated their commitment to the ongoing educational development of its players and members by announcing details of the 2017/2018 GAA National Student Bursary scheme. Now in its eleventh year, the scheme is open to members of the Association who are attending a full-time Higher Education course (except those who hold another GAA-related or college scholarship/bursary) and who are active participants in their Higher Education club; to date the GAA has invested over €2million in the past decade that the Bursary Schemes have been in existence. Applications for the scheme will be considered by a sub-committee in each province; each bursary granted will be for €750 in Munster, Leinster and Connacht (Ulster Amount TBC)Further information and application forms for this year’s scheme are available to download from gaa.ie, the various GAA Provincial Council websites and offices and from the Higher Education Colleges website he.gaa.ie. Students should apply using the relevant application form to the Provincial Council of their home GAA Club.All completed forms should be returned to the relevant Provincial Council and the closing dates for applications is Friday October 6th.Senior Inter-County players who were on their County’s Senior Panel in 2017 should apply for Bursaries via the Gaelic Players Association; further information at gaelicplayers.com.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The schemes are administered by the respective Provincial Councils and recipients will again be selected based on a range of criteria, including their playing, coaching or administrative commitments to the GAA. A number of awards in each province will be reserved for those excelling in the areas of coaching and administration.last_img read more

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CCJ ruling on gay Caricom nationals historical

first_imgDear Editor,The Caribbean Court of Justice has made a ruling that homosexual Caricom nationals have a legal right to freedom of movement essentially on the same terms as any other Caricom nationals. The CCJ made the decision following an application by well-known Jamaica-born homosexual, Maurice Tomlinson to the Court naming the governments of Belize and Trinidad and Tobago as the Respondents. The CCJ however refused Tomlinson’s application because he was unable to show that he had ever been or would be in danger of being prejudiced by the existence of the challenged provisions of the Immigration Acts of Belize and Trinidad and Tobago.The Jamaican through his prominent lawyers argued the immigration laws in these two states discriminate against homosexuals who are categorised as a class of prohibited immigrants.He argued that the mere existence of such a law prejudiced the exercise of his right to free movement as provided by Article 45 of the Treaty of Chaguaramas and the 2007 decision of the Conference of the Heads of Government as elaborated by the CCJ in the well-known Shanique Myrie case.The CCJ noted that both Trinidad and Tobago adhere to the freedom of movement laws, but nevertheless cautioned that Member States should strive to ensure that national laws and administrative practices are consistent with the right of free movement of all Caricom nationals, and this is a necessary component of the rule of law which is the basic notion underlying the Caribbean Community.The Court also emphasised that continuing inconsistency between administrative practices and the apparent meaning of legislation is an undesirable situation as the rule of law requires clarity and certainty, particularly for nationals of the other Member States who are guided by such legislation and practice.Tomlinson, an attorney is a prominent member of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans and/or intersex. Ten prominent attorneys were engaged in the case. Lord Anthony Gifford QC was the lead counsel for Tomlinson while Seenath Jairam SC headed a battery of lawyers for the twin-island republic, and Nigel Hawke led the Belize team of lawyers. Five judges headed by President of the CCJ, Sir Denis Byron, heard arguments.Sincerely,Oscar Ramjeetlast_img read more

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Concerts to heat things up

first_imgParnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road. Thursdays at 7 p.m. from July 5 through Aug. 23. July 5 : California Jazz Band July 12: Sapadilla (reggae) July 19: Females of Motown July 26: Mariachi Divas Aug. 2: Hard Day’s Night (Beatles tribute) Aug. 9: Hot August Night (Neil Diamond tribute) Aug. 16: Cold Duck (dance music) Aug. 23: The Walk-Inz (classic rock) Central Park, 6532 Friends Ave. Mondays at 7 p.m. from July 9 through Aug. 27. July 9: Bobby Cochran’s ’50s Rock ‘n’ Roll Show July 16: Doo Rah Riders (country) July 23: The Answer (classic rock) July 30: Chevere (Latin) Aug. 6: Rat Pack Revue Aug. 13: Boogie Fever (disco) Aug. 20: Greg Wolfe Band (Rod Stewart Tribute) Aug. 27: L.A. Blues (rhythm & blues) Sorensen Park, 11419 Rosehedge Drive. Wednesdays with time to be determined. July 11: Identity Theft (’80s) July 18: Bad Boys Band (’50s rock) July 25: Friendz Band: (jazz) Aug. 1: Part of the Party (Top 40) Mayberry Park, 10201 Meyer Road. Thursdays with time to be determined. Aug. 9: Grupo Mezquite (Spanish country) Aug. 16: Sonsoles (salsa rock) Aug. 23: M.C.V. (Spanish rock) For more information, call (562) 464-3430. Montebello: Montebello City Park, 1300 W. Whittier Blvd. Thursdays beginning July 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 3: Hard Day’s Night (Beatles tribute) July 12: Cold Duck (dance music) July 19: Yari More (salsa music) July 26: Chico (dance music) Aug. 2: Raymond Michael (Elvis tribute) Aug. 9: Nation of Aztlan (Latin soul) Aug. 16: Montebello Wise Guys (big band) Aug. 23: Mariachi Divas Aug. 30: ACE (’70s & ’80s dance music) For more information, call (323) 887-4540. Santa Fe Springs: Heritage Park, 12100 Mora Drive. Wednesdays beginning July 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 11: Susie Hansen Latin Jazz Band July 18: Upstream (reggae/calypso) July 25: Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles Aug. 1: L.A. Blues (rhythm & blues) A special concert will be held July 26 from noon to 2 p.m. at Heritage Park. For more information, call (562) 868-0511. Pico Rivera: Smith Park, 6016 Rosemead Blvd. Sundays from 5 to 7 p.m. July 8 through Aug. 5. July 8: Kelly Rae (Top 40 & country) July 15: Hard Day’s Night (Beatles tribute) July 22: Ace (Top 40, oldies) July 29: Sangria (Latin) Aug. 5: Chico (Latin) For more information, call (562) 801-4430. La Habra: El Centro-Lions Park, 201 N. Cypress. Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 28 through Aug. 9. June 28: L.A. Mambo Combo (Latin jazz & salsa) July 12: Scot Bruce (tribute to young Elvis) July 19: Mariachi Divas July 26: Kulayd (’50s & ’60s doo wop) Aug. 2: The Answer (classic rock) Aug. 9: Mariachi Los Palmeros For more information, call (562) 905-9700. La Mirada: La Mirada Regional Park, 13701 Adelfa Ave. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. from July 12 through Aug. 30. July 12: Hal Willis (Big Band) July 26: Running Wild (country) Aug. 2: Porterhouse Bob Aug. 9: In the Flesh (Blondie tribute) Aug. 16: Savore Aug. 23: Basic Boogie (disco) Aug. 30: Skinny Little Twits A special concert lineup will be held Thursday, July 19 at Creek Park, 12021 Santa Gertrudes Ave., featuring Opa Opa (salsa music), Dano’s Island Sounds (steel drum music) and Perfect Gentleman (vocal group). For more information, call (562) 943-7277. sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Summer is synonymous with fun, sun and music. Area cities will be offering all three at each of their Summer Concert Series programs beginning later this month. All the concerts are free, courtesy of the cities of La Mirada, Pico Rivera, Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, La Habra and Montebello and Los Angeles County Supervisors Gloria Molina and Don Knabe. Grab your blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy listening to a variety of music from rock ‘n’ roll to reggae. Food and drinks will be sold at all the events by local groups to benefit each organization. Whittier: last_img read more