Related Global media, sports and entertainment company, WMG has signed Serbian triathlete Ognjen Stojanovic as a global client.WMG will provide global representation, working closely with his existing team. ‘WMG will also assist in the development of the TRIOGY brand [triogy.com].’Peter Stencel, Senior Vice President at WMG said, “WMG is delighted to welcome Ognjen Stojanovic to our already established portfolio of athletic legends.“Ogy is widely regarded as the greatest Serbian and South-East European triathlete and we look forward to strategically developing his established triathlete profile across global markets.”Stojanovic commented, “I am excited at not only joining an established stable of global athletes but extending my professional opportunities in new markets.”The Olympics in London 2012 are fast approaching and I can’t think of a better combination of my long standing management team and now my extended team, WMG, the premier sports marketing company in the world.”www.triogy.com
DNCU News:Following the cooperative spirit of People Helping People, DNCU makes the holidays brighter with several initiatives starting on International Credit Union Day and through the month of DecemberSANTA F— Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative reinforces their mission of Improving Lives in the last months of the year by calling it their Season of Giving.Although the credit union supports and sponsors initiatives, events, and causes year-round, the last few months of the year are filled with joy and warmth for the DNCU team. It all starts on International Credit Union day, celebrated Oct. 17, DNCU spends the day at their adopted park and gives back to their beloved community of Española. DNCU adopted Valdez Park in 2015 and since then has helped maintain the cleanliness of the park and donated funds to upgrade some of the facilities.“This year, we decided to clean the park on International Credit Union Day to remind our team and our community that our number one goal is to be an active participant in our local communities and to bring a positive impact to those who need it most,” DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti said. “As a cooperative, we work together to bring world-class financial services to New Mexico, and we also work together to better our communities.”Following their park clean up DNCU’s Season of Giving included two elementary schools in Los Alamos and White Rock: Aspen Elementary and Chamisa Elementary. Both schools are situated where DNCU’s legacy first began 65 years ago as Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Credit Union. For the past three years, DNCU has helped fund Thanksgiving lunches for both schools. The lunch that is provided serves school faculty and students.“This small gesture of kindness reminds us of our roots, where it all began, and the importance of never forgetting the communities that continue to inspire our credit union to be the best in every way possible,” said AVP of Branch Service Delivery at Los Alamos and White Rock, Matt Waldschmidt. “Seeing those kids faces light-up and tell you how much they love DNCU is a wonderful feeling. We are building relationships that last a lifetime, and that’s what we nurture at our branches.”Nov. 15, DNCU finalized its fifth annual coat drive that supports youth shelters across Northern New Mexico. Five organizations picked up thousands of coats, scarves, gloves, and socks that DNCU members and employees donated.“Every year our coat drive just keeps getting bigger and bigger, we even had members bring monetary donations that we would then take to stores and purchase new coats with,” said Carolyn Agard, AVP of Branch Service Delivery at the Midtown Financial Center in Santa Fe.Nov. 27, DNCU delivered Thanksgiving dinners to area firefighters and first responders that work through the holiday. In total, 17 boxed dinners were delivered that fed about 170 firefighters and their families from Santa Fe City Fire Department, Los Alamos County Fire Department, Española Valley Fire Station, Pecos Fire Station and Ojo Sarco Fire Station.“DNCU learned about the stories of our first responders, and the fact that many of them can’t spend time at home with their loved-ones during the holidays. That’s why DNCU graciously partners up with food markets to provide them with these dinner boxes,” said Cecilia Roybal, AVP of Branch Service Delivery at the DeVargas location in Santa Fe North.And in December, DNCU is surprising families at grocery stores for their annual Grocery Giveaway. A total of 62 DNCU employees have a $100 budget each to surprise any family and help pay for their groceries during the month of December.“Our team loves this initiative and the joy and warmth that it brings you to be able to do this,” said Eric Baldonado, VP of Service Delivery. “We are humbled that DNCU allows us to do this, but we are also proud that our credit union designs creative ways to bring cheer to our community during the holidays—we wouldn’t have it any other way.”To find out more about DNCU’s community development and to find out how easy it is to become a member, visit dncu.orgAbout Del Norte Credit Union Chartered in 1954, Del Norte Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative celebrating 65 years of dedication to helping its members achieve financial success by being a trusted source of unbiased financial advice. Today DNCU serves more than 51,000 members throughout New Mexico.
STATE News:SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 324 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Los Alamos County remains at 16 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.Today’s update announces 6 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases: 93 new cases in Bernalillo County9 new cases in Chaves County5 new cases in Cibola County1 new case in Colfax County12 new cases in Curry County64 new cases in Doña Ana County4 new cases in Eddy County1 new case in Grant County1 new case in Guadalupe County28 new cases in Lea County4 new cases in Lincoln County2 new cases in Luna County28 new cases in McKinley County5 new cases in Otero County2 new cases in Quay County5 new cases in Rio Arriba County4 new cases in Roosevelt County10 new cases in Sandoval County10 new cases in San Juan County1 new case in San Miguel County9 new cases in Santa Fe County3 new cases in Sierra County1 new case in Taos County8 new cases in Valencia County3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility10 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing CenterThe 6 additional deaths in New Mexico reported today include:A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident at The Rio at Las Estancias facility in Albuquerque.A second female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque and had underlying conditions.A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.A male in his 70s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 607.Previously reported numbers included two cases that were duplicates (one case in Rio Arriba County, one case in San Juan County), four cases that were not lab confirmed (one case in Bernalillo County, one case in Doña County, one case in Lea County, one case in Valencia County) and five cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents ( one case in Bernalillo County, one case in Chaves County, one case Doña County and two cases in Grant County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 18,788 COVID-19 cases:Bernalillo County: 4,318Catron County: 4Chaves County: 260Cibola County: 292Colfax County: 12Curry County: 357Doña Ana County: 1,968Eddy County: 217Grant County: 63Guadalupe County: 28Harding County: 1Hidalgo County: 85Lea County: 506Lincoln County: 68Los Alamos County: 16Luna County: 185McKinley County: 3,896Mora County: 6Otero County: 142Quay County: 30Rio Arriba County: 271Roosevelt County: 108Sandoval County: 994San Juan County: 2,910San Miguel County: 37Santa Fe County: 482Sierra County: 25Socorro County: 68Taos County: 83Torrance County: 52Union County: 21Valencia County: 302County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:Cibola County Correctional Center: 5Otero County Prison Facility: 277Otero County Processing Center: 159Torrance County Detention Facility: 43The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 24Lea County Correctional Facility: 2Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility: 1Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1Otero County Prison Facility: 467Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1Western New Mexico Correctional Facility: 1As of today, there are 148 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.As of today, there are 7,268 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care and acute care facilities:The Adobe in Las CrucesAdvanced Health Care of Albuquerque in AlbuquerqueThe Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in AlamogordoAvamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in AlbuquerqueBear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in AlbuquerqueBeeHive Homes of Farmington in FarmingtonBloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in BloomfieldBlue Horizon Assisted Living in Las CrucesBonney Family Home in GallupBrookdale Juan Tabo Place in AlbuquerqueCamino Healthcare in AlbuquerqueCasa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio RanchoCasa del Sol Center in Las CrucesCasa de Oro Center in Las CrucesCasa Real in Santa FeCedar Ridge Inn in Farmington Clayton Nursing and Rehab in ClaytonCrane’s Roost Care Home in AztecDesert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in HobbsEl Castillo in Santa FeGoodLife Senior Living in CarlsbadGood Samaritan Society in Las CrucesLife Care Center of Farmington in FarmingtonMontebello on Academy in AlbuquerqueThe Neighborhood in Rio RanchoNew Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or ConsequencesNorth Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in AlbuquerquePrinceton Place in AlbuquerqueRed Rocks Care Center in GallupRetirement Ranches, Inc. in ClovisRetreat Healthcare in Rio RanchoThe Rio at Las Estancias in AlbuquerqueRio Rancho Center in Rio RanchoSagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las CrucesSandia Ridge Center in AlbuquerqueSombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los AlamosSierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los LunasSpanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in AlbuquerqueSunset Villa Care Center in RoswellTaos Living Center in TaosWelbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las CrucesWhite Sands Healthcare in HobbsThe Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Get tested. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing: Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell;Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers; andAsymptomatic people who are currently working.New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.
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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.
MIDWAY — Over the years, the Utah State Amateur has had good fortune in avoiding weather delays. In fact, the story goes that more than a half century ago, Utah golf officials looked at historical weather data to determine the driest week in the middle of the summer and chose the second week of July for its annual tournament.While the golf tournament has had its occasional stoppages for lightning during match play rounds in past years, it has never had a weather delay that pushed play back to another day, at least in the last 40 years.It finally happened Tuesday at Soldier Hollow Golf Course when two weather delays totaling more than three hours pushed back play enough that all of the golfers in the 288-player field weren’t able to complete their rounds.When it became too dark to continue play at about 8:45 Tuesday evening, 36 golfers were still on the course and they must return early Wednesday morning to finish their rounds. Then after the scores are tabulated, it’s likely a playoff will be needed to determine the 63 players to join defending champion Jon Wright in match play, which will continue each day until a winner is crowned Saturday afternoon.For a change, there was no medalist winner, nor was there the usual crowding around the scoreboard at the end of the day to see where the stroke-play cut would be to determine the match play qualifiers.Jordan Rodgers, who just completed his senior year at BYU, has the inside track on medalist honors after shooting a 6-under-par 66 for a two-day total of 135. That put him a shot ahead of former State Am champion Joe Parkinson, University of Utah golfer Steve Croft and Richfield’s Ben Jorgensen, who all came in at 136.“That would be awesome,’’ Rodgers said of the possibility of being the stroke-play medalist. “My goal this week was to play as well as I could in stroke play and hopefully that would carry over to match play. I’d love to be medalist, just like everyone else here. It would be big honor.’’The 25-year-old Rodgers came on strong his last two years at BYU, winning the Cougar Classic in April and qualifying for the NCAA Regionals.Both Parkinson and Croft had a chance to finish ahead of Rodgers, but both made double bogeys on their final holes, the 481-yard par-4 No. 9 hole.Parkinson is the 2010 State Am champion who has played for BYU the past three years, but isn’t sure of his status with the Cougars for next year because of an honor code violation. He said he’ll consider turning pro if he’s not able to continue at BYU.Parkinson was on his second-to-last hole when the first weather delay hit and he came back with a birdie at No. 8 but then made double bogey at No. 9 when he got in trouble off the tee.Croft was 8-under for the tournament and had three holes left after the first weather delay and promptly sank a 50-foot birdie putt at No. 7 and made a two-putt birdie at the par-5 8th hole to go to 10-under. However, at No. 9, he blocked his tee shot right, behind a bush and found more trouble before making a double bogey.While Parkinson lamented his chance to possibly win medalist honors, Croft shrugged it off.“I only had two bad swings all week and both led to double bogeys,’’ he said. “To play 36 holes and have two bad swings — I’m not too worried about it.’’Jorgensen finished his round just before dusk and a bogey on his second to last hole kept him from tying Rodgers.Justin Mortensen, one of the three dozen players who didn’t finish Tuesday, has a chance for medalist honors Wednesday morning. He stood at 9-under par for the tournament, the same as Rodgers, with two holes remaining. Mortensen is from Alamosa, Colorado and plays for the University of Utah golf team.The cut is expected to come at 145 or 146 when play is completed Wednesday morning. The first-round matches will be pushed back a couple of hours, but should be completed Wednesday, barring any more weather delays.The first weather delay Tuesday came at 11:59 a.m., because of lightning in the area. Although there was no apparent lightning close to the course after the golfers were all brought into the clubhouse, officials had to wait until there was no lightning within five miles of the golf course. Play resumed at 1:41 p.m.Then at 3:30 p.m. a rainstorm came in from the southwest, accompanied by some thunder and lightning, delaying play for another hour and 32 minutes.
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