Cisse accepts three-match ban

first_img Cisse elbowed Everton defender Seamus Coleman during Newcastle’s 3-2 victory on Sunday but escaped any action from referee Craig Pawson. The 29-year-old’s suspension begins with immediate effect. Press Association Papiss Cisse will be banned for three matches after the Newcastle striker accepted a charge of violent conduct from the Football Association.center_img Cisse is banned for Newcastle’s Barclays Premier League home match against Burnley on New Year’s Day, Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Leicester and a trip to Chelsea on January 10. The Senegalese striker had been expected to miss the games against Leicester and Chelsea anyway as he departs to play at the Africa Cup of Nations. Cisse has scored nine league goals already this season and five in his last six matches. A statement on the club’s official website read: “Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has accepted a charge of violent conduct from the Football Association. “Cisse was involved in an incident involving Everton’s Seamus Coleman during the Barclays Premier League fixture at St. James’ Park on Sunday, 28th December. “Cisse has accepted the charge and will now serve a three-match suspension, which starts with immediate effect.” last_img read more

GT Beer Super Sunday football

first_imgUpper Dem. to face Georgetown, West Dem to clash with Essequibo/PomeroonWITH the battle lines drawn for Sunday, it’s anybody’s guess who will make it to the inaugural final of the GT Beer Inter-Association Super Sunday night cup football championship, being staged by the Upper Demerara Football Association at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground.The die is cast for two interesting matches especially as Upper Demerara and Georgetown will collide in the second game of a double-header. The first brings together Essequibo Pomeroon and the emerging powerhouse West Demerara.With an unbeaten run from their three group stage matches, Upper Demerara will face a Georgetown side which suffered a 1-0 loss to West Demerara but still managed to qualify as the second team from Group B.Upper Demerara gained nine points after three wins and netted 10 goals while giving up three in the process. Georgetown on the other hand with two wins, that lone loss to West Demerara, ended with six points while scoring nine goals as against conceding four with six points.Essequibo Pomeroon came through after securing one win, one defeat and one draw for four points, bettering East Bank who had one win also, but lost twice after scoring five goals and allowing seven.East Coast the other team in their group failed to win after getting a draw and two defeats for one point. (Joe Chapman)last_img read more

CHTA launches initiative for hurricane-hit communities

first_imgCHTA launches  ‘One Caribbean Family’ initiative to help communities affected by recent hurricanes.The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has launched a recent booking initiative. The objective is to allow hotels across the region help those who have been adversely impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The initiative also highlight over 70 percent of Caribbean destinations have not been affected by the hurricanes and are ready to welcome visitors as usual.One Caribbean FamilyCHTA’s “One Caribbean Family” movement has been developed to help the  tourism industry rebound. It will serve as a hub for hotels, travel advisors and tour operators who would like to make a contribution through guest bookings.Donations made through the initiative will be sent to the Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund managed by Tourism Cares, a non-profit organization which has partnered with CHTA to anchor the tourism industry’s hurricane recovery efforts in the Caribbean.Solidarity“We want to show our solidarity with the Caribbean countries affected by these storms, not just in words but with actions that can bring relief to those in need,” said Karolin Troubetzkoy, President of CHTA and executive director of Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain resorts in St. Lucia.”“How can any hotel or hotel chain in the region and our trade partners feel good about securing incremental business as a result of other hotel closures due to hurricanes?” asked Troubetzkoy. “The need to come together and act as one Caribbean tourism family has never been greater,” she asserted.The CHTA President applauded tourism industry partners who have launched fundraising initiatives of their own, but hopes these will not deter them from also participating in the One Caribbean Family initiative.Leading by exampleTroubetzkoy is leading by example, with her company pledging to donate up to $50 for each booking for travel between October 1, 2017 and December 19, 2018. “We started this pledge for direct reservations and bookings through our travel advisors,” Troubetzkoy said, “but now we are also including some wholesalers who will match our donation.”Guests wishing to make additional contributions to the Fund will receive resort credits up to $250, depending on their contribution.The Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund allows tourism industry stakeholders and friends of the region throughout the world to pool their resources in support of vulnerable, devastated parts of the Caribbean that welcome millions of visitors in a region that supports 2.4 million tourism-related jobs.Compliments existing relief effortsThe Fund’s focus on the recovery of islands directly affected by the recent hurricanes complements existing relief efforts and gives the tourism industry a way to leverage its resources to help the region bounce back.Participating hotels and trade partners will be showcased online and through a public relations and social media campaign.Donations are tax deductible where applicable and can also be made directly online to Tourism Cares or by check payable to Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund c/o Tourism Cares, 20 Vernon St., Norwood, MA 02062, USA.last_img read more

TBAC Celebrates 45th Anniversary with New Sculpture

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis The Thunder Bay Arts Council is working on bringing something new and beautiful to Alpena, but they need your help.In celebration of their 45th anniversary, the Arts Council has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a new sculpture that they’re hoping to place in Duck Park. The sculpture will be made of burnished stainless and raw steel, standing 15 feet high, 10 feet wide, and 12 feet long. It was a top pick from the community out of various sketches created by sculptor Ann Gildner of Cheboygan.In its essence the sculpture personifies freedom and represents the beauty of alpena…but it is a pricey one.The Arts Council is hoping to meet their goal of raising $5,000 by July 5th so that they can win a matching grant of the same amount through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.To help them reach this goal you can donate at the Thunder Bay Arts Council location on 127 Chisholm Street, or visit www.patronicity.com/departuresculpture.The installation of the sculpture is planned to take place in September. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Northland Area Credit Union Coming to AlpenaNext Major Power Outage Sends One to the Hospital and Shuts Down Alpenalast_img read more

Ross Richards, 1963 WHS graduate, 69: Aug. 6, 1945 – Feb. 9, 2015

first_imgRoss Richards, age 69, died Monday evening, February 9, 2015 at Select Medical Hospital – St. Francis in Wichita.Ross Richards was born on August 6, 1945 in St. Joseph, Mo. to Walter C. “Bub” Richards and Ann H. (Hewitt) Richards. He was raised in Wellington but lived most of his adult life in Coffeyville, KS. He was a graduate of Wellington High School Class of 1963 and Emporia State University in 1967. He also received his Master’s Degree from Emporia State University in 1968.He started teaching in Coffeyville, KS at the McFarland Trade School, taught at the Coffeyville Community College and managed the Student Union. He owned two gift stores and was a sales representative until his retirement.He married Shari G. Jones on June 11, 1967 in Wellington. Together they celebrated 47 years of marriage.He was preceded in death by his parents.Survivors include his loving wife, Shari of Wellington, KS; mother in law, Genece Jones of Wellington, KS; brother in law, Don Jones and his wife Sheryl; two nephews, Scott and Steven Jones all of Arvada, CO; Steve Meeker and his wife Mary; James Ginter and his wife Megan; Craig Meeker and his wife Melissa all of Wellington, KS; nine great nieces and nephews; several cousins; and special friend, Mary Kengle of Coffeyville, KS.Graveside Services will be held at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington, KS on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 1:30 P.M.  Reverend Brent Clayton will officiate.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 1 to 8 p.m.Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society and the National Kidney Foundation of Kansas and Western Missouri in lieu of flowers. Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

Wellington City Council discusses advisory, authority board appointments Thursday

first_img 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 (3) 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. -2 Vote up Vote down jeff · 236 weeks ago More secrets. This is the problem here. Secrecy and a few people doing stuff with other peoples’ money. Property acquisition? With whose cash? Are we not in enough mess with money? Why not clue us in…. that way, if your idea(s) are good we get to feel better about them and actually know things before they hit the news. Report Reply 0 replies · active 236 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Gary · 236 weeks ago If You were to lower Your property tax people could afford to work on their property & Houses Report Reply 0 replies · active 236 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Dave · 236 weeks ago The Mayor And Council Will Tell Us What To Do.Loving All The Closed Door Meetings.Business As Usual. Report Reply 0 replies · active 236 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. 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 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. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — Reminder, the Wellington City Council is having a special meeting at noon today to take up some matters it considers urgent, which is why such a meeting was called. The council will be discussing property acquisition though they did not name the property. They could have an executive session for contractual or business matters, but Mayor Shelly Hansel said she was not certain.The council will also talk about the golf course irrigation system which has been discussed for some time. They will also appoint a person to the planning commission.At its work session Thursday, the council went over various applications for the several boards the city has. Things like the Airport advisory board, the hospital board, library board and so forth were discussed. The council is expected to make some recommendations at the next meeting Tuesday, and some will not come until March.The council had a big list of candidates and nearly everyone who applied got put on a board. Some applicants listed their first or second choice of boards.The council had a lot of applicants for the auditorium board, and might consider adding to the total number of that board. All the boards have five members unless another amount is required by state or federal law as a result of city ordinances. The city could change that if it wanted to.Council member Kelly Green said it is good to hear from more people, and the auditorium needs more promotion, so it might be a good idea to get more people involved.The council also talked more about a Community Development Block Grant. There were a few meetings on this issue, and with it they could apply for grants to make improvements on housing stock and neighborhoods in the city.Part of that is establishing a committee to do a study of the housing stock in the city. There will be 10 to 15 people on this committee and they will go throughout the city looking at houses, making notes and grading the entire city’s housing stock.That will be a big part of the grant application, which could bring the city several hundred thousand dollars to refurbish, or even remove houses that are in bad shape.There will be two members from the city itself, two from the council, two from the county, and the rest will be private citizens.The city is still soliciting volunteers for that project.If the city were to get a grant it would have to choose an area or neighborhood in the city to improve. A housing assessment done by volunteers will tell the city where the greatest need is.Mayor Hansel said neighborhood blight is a big problem in Wellington, and this could be a progressive way to move forward.“We don’t want to tell people what to do with their property, but we need to have some pride of ownership,” she said.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Harvard Professor Says AC Units Could Be Spreading COVID in Florida

first_imgA Harvard epidemiologist says air conditioning units, especially those in corporate environments, could be contributing to the spread of the coronavirus in the southern part of the nation.Dr. Edward Nardell, who is a professor in the Departments of Environmental Health and Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, says air conditioning can help airborne viruses spread in three ways.The first way is when people go inside to cool down rather than remaining outdoors, where they are safer.The second issue, Dr. Nardell says, is that air conditioning brings in very little outside air.He says that is especially problematic in corporate settings.“It just isn’t economically possible to bring in outside air, recirculate it and dehumidify it,” according to Nardell.Lastly, he explains that when people are indoors, they are typically not spaced out safely, as they would be outdoors. “You are not socially distanced as much, but you’re re-breathing the same air that someone else just exhaled,” Nardell adds. “We call it rebreathed air fraction, and if someone is infectious, often asymptomatic, you’re going to be rebreathing their small particles.”He goes on to say that air conditioning units can also generate air currents that can carry large particles even further, similar to scenario that researchers found contributed to the spread of the coronavirus in an air-conditioned restaurant in Guangzhou, China, involving three family clusters.This tool on the Department of Homeland Security’s website can be used to estimate how long the virus would be expected to remain stable while airborne.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that restaurants increase the distance between tables and improve ventilation.The use of germicidal lamps, has proven effective in protecting against tuberculosis infection and is now being used in some settings to fight COVID-19, Dr. Nardell points out.He says the lamps are set up to shine horizontally, high in the room where sterilization is needed.Air currents, which are stirred in part by warmth from human bodies, circulate up to the ceiling, where the ultraviolet light then kills floating pathogens.last_img read more

The Lugo de Curro Torres improves its image but not the score

first_imgSix are the matches that Curro Torres counts as Lugo coach. In those six games, Lugo has added only four points of 18 possible, distributed in a victory against Albacete, a draw against Elche and four defeats against Extremadura, Huesca, Rayo and Almería. In the discharge of Mr. Albivermello, it should be noted that of those four defeats, three were against rivals in the upper area and one, the Estremadura, surrounded by controversy over the performance of the VAR.Now him Lugo faces a very complicated displacement as is the next day before the Fuenlabrada, team to which however the lucenses already won in the first leg. However, the need to add three by three is increasingly urgent since the days continue happening without the team leaving the well. The days pass and the CD Lugo still unfinished. Since Curro Torres replaced at the beginning of the year Eloy Jimenez in the albivermello bench, the rojiblancos have significantly improved their image, showing themselves as a more combinative team but, above all, more offensive and brave. However, the improvement in the staging has not been matched with an improvement in the points, and Lugo continues in the lower part of the table, in descent positions.last_img read more

Cornellà picks up the glove

first_imgThe classification does not deceive and Espanyol continues, one more day, in the queue. But the parakeet has not only cut one point to permanence, which is two, but has been paired with Mallorca and Leganés. And above all, he got Sunday much more than his first victory in LaLiga 2019-20 (that is, in February) in Cornellà-El Prat.Espanyol did not win at home since the unstoppable euphoria of May 18 against the Royal Society, the day of the European classification, and five weeks before, for example, that Mallorca itself, victim of this victorious premiere, sealed its rise to Primera. In fact, the parakeet set remains in history for having materialized its worst start at home of all time (He came to chain up to six defeats in his first days at Cornellà) and also his worst run at home anytime of the season, by exceeding in one the ten games without winning in the 1988-89 season (which ended with a decline). But at the same time, the victory against Mallorca allows to turn the streak of a Espanyol that right now chains four league games in Cornellà without losing: 2-2 against Betis and Barcelona, ​​1-1 against Athletic Club and 1-0 against Mallorca. And that You should focus your goal of staying in your home, where your other two direct rivals will also pass, Leganés and Celta (this, in a last day that can be a heart attack), in addition to Atlético de Madrid, Alavés, Levante, Real Madrid and Eibar, which now stands at six points.Chance or not, this losing streak in Cornellà coincides with the moment the club has approached the fans, which has quickly picked up the glove for a common good. The 32,084 spectators who gathered on Sunday at Espanyol-Mallorca constitute not only the second best entry of the season, after 33,562 of the derby on January 4, but the record of influx in any league game that did not have as a rival to the so-called greats (Real Madrid, Atlético or Barcelona), surpassing the 30,029 that congregated against Valencia at the dawn of the stadium, in the 2009-10 academic year. The struggle of Espanyol has only just begun.last_img read more