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Top 10 percent of Sumner County Seniors honored at KU Honors Banquet

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kansas Honors Program held its annual banquet at the Wellington High School Commons Wednesday evening.Howard Graham, the 2008 Associate Director for Academic Programs Office of first-year experience at the University of Kansas, was on hand to make the opening remarks. Shelley Hansel was the Mistress of Ceremonies.Han Wang was the vocalists and Joan Gonzalex was the pianist for the entertainment portion of the event. The list of honorary recipients for Argonia, Belle Plaine, Caldwell, Conway Springs, Oxford, South Haven and Wellington are as follows (full sized pictures can be found here):ARGONIA HIGH SCHOOL:Faith Gaddie and Austin Tracy. BELLE PLAINE HIGH SCHOOL: Tanner Balsters, Tyler Balsters, Bethany Balzer, Dakota McCann, Lacee Reymer, Kaylee VonFeldt, Kayla Wiggins. CALDWELL HIGH SCHOOL:Kaden Halling and Darin Ward. Grant Bellar is not pictured. CONWAY SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL: Nora Hartman, Danica Mercer, Brittany Pauly, Danelle Pauly, Ceceila Robinson, Leora Seiler.OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL:Grace Selenke, Ogden Shimkus and Derek Williams.SOUTH HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL:William Moreland and Hannah Wilson WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL:From left: Katie Pape, Shanya Templeton, Sarah Lee, Caitlin Williams, Rebecca Pinkerton, Cajen Shore, Kindyl Krueger, Maggie Fink, Colin Reichenberger, Jade Dry, Austin Nefzger, Bailey Altendorf. Not pictured Mikala Bradbury and Julia Peck. 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 (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close 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. +2 Vote up Vote down Redress · 308 weeks ago Congratulations to all Sumner County recipients. Report Reply 0 replies · active 308 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Guest · 307 weeks ago Alyssa Jackson is between Maggie and Colin. Her name was not included. Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Atlanta United part ways with coach De Boer

first_imgAtlanta United FC has parted ways with Frank De Boer as manager,Atlanta United FC has parted ways with Frank De Boer as managerKampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  Major League Soccer (MLS) team Atlanta United announced on Friday that the club and head coach Frank de Boer have mutually agreed to part ways.The club will announce an interim coach shortly while beginning a search for the permanent replacement for de Boer.“On behalf of Atlanta United, I would like to thank Frank for his leadership and commitment to the club,” said Atlanta United president Darren Eales in a statement.“Under Frank’s guidance, the club had a strong 2019 season in both MLS and international competition. After discussing it with Frank, the decision was reached mutually to part ways. In winning two trophies in his first season in charge, he will always be a part of the club’s history, and with great appreciation and respect we wish him all the best in the future,” Eales added.Former Dutch international De Boer was announced as the club’s head coach in December 2018. Atlanta United finished the 2019 MLS season in second place in the Eastern Conference.But in the ongoing MLS is Back tournament, the team was knocked out of the round of 16 after losing all three matches in the group stage without scoring. “I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve had with Atlanta United,” De Boer said. “Coaching in Major League Soccer and living in Atlanta has been a wonderful experience and a welcome new challenge. I will never forget the incredible supporters here in Atlanta, they are truly special. I want to thank the players, coaches and staff for all of their support, it has been my pleasure to work with all of you.”The 2020 season was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic in March, and the league restarted in July with the MLS is Back tournament. MLS said the regular season will follow the MLS is Back tournament.****XINHUAShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

England stars target success after Quinta do Lago camps

first_img England Golf’s leading amateur stars will have high hopes of hitting the ground running in their quest for major honours in 2016 after taking part in the first training camps of the winter at Quinta do Lago in Portugal. Members of the England Men’s and Men’s ‘A’ squads who gathered at the prestigious Algarve resort included Bradley Moore and Alfie Plant – both ranked in Europe’s top ten. The visits provided the opportunity to fine-tune their swings and enjoy the award-winning venue’s array of five-star facilities as part of Quinta do Lago’s role as the winter training base for England Golf’s national squads. In addition to working on technique, activities for the players during the week-long camps included sessions on fitness, the short game, ball-flight control, game management and the mental side of the game. Paul Ashwell, coach of the England Men’s A Squad, said: “The players really enjoyed the beautiful weather and excellent practice facilities and were especially impressed with the North Course following its recent remodelling. We are all looking forward to returning for our next visit in March!” Featuring three 18-hole championship courses, outstanding practice facilities at its Paul McGinley Academy, a TaylorMade Performance Centre and extensive leisure activities and facilities, Quinta do Lago has everything needed to guarantee a first-class golf experience. Quinta do Lago has been the official winter venue for hosting England Golf’s squad since 2014. Both men’s squads are set to return to the resort for a second winter training break in March, while the women’s, boys’ and girls’ squads will also enjoy the facilities on camps in the run-up to the start of the 2016 season. The England Golf players who visited Quinta do Lago recently were: England Men’s Squad: Jamie Bower, Alfie Plant, Adam Chapman, Jonathan Thomson, Paul Kinnear, Sean Towndrow, Bradley Moore and Ashton Turner England ‘A’ Squad: Ben Amor, Jake Burnage, Will Enefer, Tom Gandy, Scott Gregory, Josh Hilleard, Gian-Marco Petrozzi, Will Whiteoak and Andrew Wilson As part of the partnership with Quinta do Lago, England Golf squads stay at the resort and use its driving range and practice facilities as well as having access to both the South and North courses. In addition, each group uses the swing analysis with a launch monitor and has biomechanics golf fitness training sessions. The England Golf National Performance Programme supports more than 40 of the best amateur players within the England national squads and almost 200 players within regional squads. Previous players include some of the world’s leading golfers, such as Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Charley Hull and Melissa Reid. The resort has invested €50 million upgrading its sports, leisure and lifestyle facilities as part of a six-year investment program, including the €9.6 million redesign of its North Course by renowned American architect Beau Welling in close association with European Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley, and was named ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ at the 2015 World Golf Awards. Set amongst 2,000 acres of the picturesque Ria Formosa Natural Park, Quinta do Lago has been at the forefront of European golf for more than four decades with three 18-hole championship courses matched by outstanding practice facilities including the world’s only Paul McGinley Golf Academy, a state-of-the-art TaylorMade Performance Centre and new short game area. Away from the fairways, there is plenty to keep everyone occupied, with events, tennis, cycling and watersports just some of the extensive leisure activities available. Click here for further information on Quinta do Lago Caption: the 15th hole on the South course at Quinta do Lago 14 Jan 2016 England stars target success after Quinta do Lago camps last_img read more

Bomber varisty teams off to respective provincial tournaments

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers girl’s soccer and boy’s rugby squad take to the road to compete in their respective provincial tournaments.The LVR Rugby Bomber trek to Abbotsford for round two of the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Championships against Equimault.The seventh-ranked Bombers dropped the opener Saturday to Southridge 28-7 to drop to the consolation round of the tournament.The tournament continues Thursday before the finals Saturday.Last year LVR finished 13th overall. Meanwhile, the Bomber girls are in Kamloops Thursday to open play in the B.C. High School AA Girls Championships.First up for the Bombers, which won the Kootenay Zone title last week over David Thompson Lakers of Invermere, is host Sahali Sabres Thursday at 11 a.m.Game two of the four-team round robin is later in the day against Seycove of North Vancouver.The preliminary round concludes Friday at 9 a.m. against Surrey Christian.The teams then advance to the playoff round depending on their finish in round robin play.The final of the tournament goes Saturday at 11:30 a.m.The Bombers failed to advance to the provincials in 2011, losing out to J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks in the Kootenay Final.last_img read more

M&CC treatment of Kitty Market vendors

first_imgDear Editor,Permit me some space in your letters column to express my profound disappointment and anxiety at the heartless and cruel manner in which the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown has been treating the vendors of the Kitty Market.In the first place, it should be noted that it is not the vendors, nor the citizens of Georgetown, nor Central Government that had left the Kitty Market to go to rot and ruin; but rather, the City Council that did so. The vendors paid their stall rents, and the citizens of Kitty and beyond paid their property rates.It was the Council that chose to waste these monies on luxurious foreign travel, retreats to local resorts etc, rather than on maintaining the market. So the attempt by some municipal officials to cast blame on others, rather than on themselves, is dishonest and is absolute poppycock.The repair job which was touted to take three to five months is still not completed three years on; but, strangely, civil society, the relevant NGOs, and private sector agencies have not come out in support of the small vendors, who are being taken advantage of.Is the completely toothless Guyana Market Vendors Union (GMVU) still awaiting recognition by the Council?Quite shockingly, these small vendors have been made to pay their stall rents every month although the market has been closed for repairs; and they are now being told that they are not guaranteed repossession of the same spaces and/or stalls. This is preposterous!There needs to be a Commission of Inquiry set up to determine not only the reasons for the protracted delay, but whether there was transparency and accountability for the monies spent on the project. Clearly, no proper plan or quantity survey was done prior to the commencement of the project, as the real cost has far outstripped the estimated costs several times over, and continues to climb further.I am disappointed at Central Government for injecting large sums into this project on at least two occasions without demanding that an audit of the expenditure by the Council be done prior.What has happened to the grand plan to have the bottom flat of the reconstructed Kitty Market outfitted with air conditioning units; extractor fans; an automatic switchover generator, to cater for power outages; and installation of refrigeration facilities in the meat and fish section of the market? Was this just another trip into La La Land by the administration of the Council?And what of the new wing that was to be added to the western side of the market to accommodate 100 new applications from vendors?Projects like the Kitty Market can best be described as a black hole: where materials can be bought in the name of the project but diverted elsewhere; where friends and relatives can be recruited to do the plumbing, electrical work, and carpentry and masonry whilst the workers within the Council are not allowed to do these jobs.How could a municipality be taken seriously and be expected to manage, maintain and expand a city under their charge when they lack the administrative, technical and other capabilities to maintain and rehabilitate a single building?Sincerely,Shanta Singhlast_img read more

Any attack on the press must be denounced by all

first_imgDear Editor,The recent missive written by Finance Minister Winston Jordan in response to an editorial of October 7 in the media requires response. Any attack on the press must be defended by all who care for our freedom of speech. Jordan begins by stating that the description of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration as a “bumbling, incompetent Government that rules over us” is “lazy”, ironic, given that Minister Jordan was too incompetent to understand that a press conference should be the professional method to debunk such a serious and influential editorial. Sad, given that the entire Cabinet is facing an investigation from the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) for breaking the law (Public Procurement Act); delusional in that the APNU/AFC bumbling began at the Inauguration ceremonies (plural) which have never been accounted for, and includes self-awarded exorbitant salary raises; the D’Urban Park fiasco; the $325 million rental paid for a $25 million building with the pharmacy bond contract between the Public Health Ministry and the Linden Holding Company; the payout of $3.37 billion to RUDISA which was a direct result of APNU/AFC’s (while in Opposition) refusal to assent to corrective legislation proposed by the then People’s Progressive Party Administration, bumbling before they were elected! Editor, these are mere highlights of the long list of incompetent acts of the APNU/AFC.Editor, no doubt Comrade Jordan thinks himself clever with his attack on the newspaper; a classic ‘blame the messenger’ move, however, given his patent lack of credibility due to his denying the existence of a ‘signing bonus’ from the oil company as a “figment of the imagination”, Jordan has no leg to stand on for this assault. Interestingly, as it now further emerges, the $18 million had to be ‘reconstituted’ for deposit into the Central Bank, Minister Jordan has gone on the attack of the Auditor General. Bluster will not aid the cause in future SOCU and State Assets Recovery Agency investigations and to quote America’s best-known expert on lying, Pamela Meyer, “When a pointed question is beaten back with an attack or threat of, ‘How dare you…’ it’s a reliable signal that deception is involved.”Editor, Jordan delves into the realm of sophistry with his personal interpretation of various reports of international monetary agencies, and while he concludes quite rightly “that (they) are increasingly viewing Guyana as a stable, well-managed country with bright prospects that is ripe for sustainable development” he has used the wrong premise. Guyana has become a ripe target for those interested in exploitation of our oil and other assets because our nation’s interests are being poorly represented by the mooks in the APNU/AFC Administration. Editor, recently a Guyanese won the $246 million Powerball Lottery in the USA, he had simple words for those looking to exploit him ““If I didn’t know them two weeks ago, I don’t know them today.” A timely reminder that not all of us are as easily duped as our Government.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

Region 2 residents picket PM’s visit

first_img…call for Govt’s resignation…express no confidence in Agriculture MinisterHours after acting Chief Justice Roxanne George, SC, ruled that the December 21, 2018, resolution of the motion of no-confidence against the A Partnership for National Unity -Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government was validly passed, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo was rejected by the residents of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) as he visited the region for a meeting.Essequibo Coast residents protesting at State House, Anna Regina on FridayHundreds of residents, particularly persons from the business sector and rice farmers, staged a picketing exercise as the Prime Minister made his way to the State House in Anna Regina on Friday for a series of meetings with the farmers and business persons.The frustrated farmers on the picket line, told Guyana Times that prior to being defeated by the no-confidence motion, the PM never cared for the development of the region or it’s rapidly declining economic state.“Why he visiting us now when the rice industry is already dead and buried? He promised us $9000 per bag of paddy, we give him our votes and he never deliver. He helped to kill the industry by saying rice is private business. He can fool us most of the time but not all the time. His Government has fallen. We support the no-confidence motion. Go home Nagamootoo, we don’t need you in Region 2,” one protester said.Rice farmers were among the residents who rejected the PM’s visitThe protesters bore several placards with messages such as “Moses is a de facto Prime Minister since December 21st, 2018…No confidence vote must be respected…treat farmers with respect…33 is greater than 32…Government must resign now, announce election date now…farmers can’t survive on $300 per bag urgent help needed.”Meanwhile, at the meeting at State House, some of the rice farmers who decided to go to the meeting told the Prime Minister that they have lost all confidence in the ability of Agriculture Minister Noel Holder, who was also present at the meeting. They informed the PM that they never got any help from Holder since he never took the time to listen to their concerns or provide them with tangible assistance to aid in the betterment of the struggling rice industry. They also questioned the motive of the Government as it relates to the sudden meeting with, particularly, the farmers.Additionally, during the meeting, the farmers accused Nagamootoo of neglecting the region and its residents, explaining that the only time they seem to care is around elections time.At the beginning of 2019, the rice farmers were advised to be judicious in the use of irrigation water since the water level of the Tapakuma Conservancy had dropped significantly as a result of minimum rainfall during this rainy season. The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) had said that despite its pumps working beyond the scheduled operating hours, the level of irrigation water in the main canal continued to be insufficient to adequately service all rice fields in both the front and backlands areas.last_img read more

Comedy club may live to laugh again

first_img“Certainly it provides an outlet for entertainment for I think a cross-generational group of people,” said Larry Mankin, president and CEO for the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce. “Comedy clubs are available to young and old, to rich and poor.” Gause did not return calls. The club had been scheduled to open in September of last year at the Valencia Town Center, but that was pushed back, said Jalina Warner, spokeswoman for the Westfield Valencia Town Center. A January opening date also was scrapped, she said. “We were looking forward to having them join our retail mix and bring another aspect of entertainment to our center,” Warner said. But Mankin said Gause still plans to bring the club to a space on Cinema Drive in Valencia. “It’s supposedly a pretty large space,” Mankin said. “He is overwhelmed, he’s so excited.” Gause, a local resident, wrote for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and “Last Comic Standing.” He also produced comedy tours, according to The View from Valencia, a publication of Newhall Land and Farming Co. Comedy Blvd was designed to take after such famous comedy clubs at The Comedy Store and The Improv, according to The View from Valencia. “He’s been through a long drawn out buildout process in the other spot, so I think he’s somewhat reluctant to set (an opening) date,” Mankin said. Warner would not comment on why Gause pulled back from opening the club in the mall. “They’re great people and a great business concept, just, unfortunately, it didn’t work out,” she said. The mall could bring a restaurant or a retailer to the vacant location that Comedy Blvd will not be using. (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – The proposed comedy club has a nifty slogan: “Where Funny Lives.” But where exactly Comedy Blvd will “live” remains to be seen. After delays in its planned opening date, Comedy Blvd is not coming to the Valencia Town Center. Still, Walter Gause, the comedy writer and entrepreneur behind Comedy Blvd, might have the last laugh if he succeeds in bringing the club to Cinema Drive. The Santa Clarita Valley does not have any clubs exclusively dedicated to comedy, and some residents had been looking forward to Comedy Blvd’s opening. Marie Callender’s in Valencia hosts a weekly comedy show. last_img read more

Tottenham face fight to sign Monaco ace

first_img Monaco striker and Tottenham target Anthony Martial 1 Bordeaux have joined the race to sign Tottenham target Anthony Martial.Martial was not part of the Monaco squad which lost 4-1 to Bordeaux on Saturday, adding to the speculation that he is set to leave the club.It had been thought that Tottenham would snap up Martial, who has been touted as the new Thierry Henry.However Bordeaux manager, Willy Sagnol, confirmed after Saturday’s match that he is interested in signing the 18-year-old.“He lacks a bit of experience, but he’s a player I think about a lot,” he told Canal Plus.last_img

Manchester United agree loan deal for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao

first_img1 Monaco striker Radamel Falcao Manchester United have agreed an astonishing loan deal for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao.The Colombia forward will spend the season at Old Trafford, subject to passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.Manchester City were thought to be in the box seat to land the 28-year-old, but, as talkSPORT told you earlier this morning, United have been successful with a late bid.It’s understood a £6million fee has been agreed, with a view to a permanent deal, and the ex-Atletico Madrid forward will earn around £200,000-a-week.last_img