Sumner County Conservation District announces poster winners at annual meeting

first_imgGrades 7 – 91st Place: Maddie Koester, 8th Grade, Conway Springs Middle School – Mr. Pat Carl, teacher.2nd Place: Karlee Osner, 7th Grade, Conway Springs Middle School – Mr. Pat Carl, teacher.3rd Place: Donnie Edberg, 7th Grade, Caldwell Secondary School – Randy Sawyer, teacher.Honorable Mention: Joseph Sherman, 8th Grade, Conway Springs Middle School – Mr. Pat Carl, teacher. 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 Comment (1) 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? 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Grades 10 – 121st Place: Kade Kerschen, Senior, Wellington High School – Linda Chase, teacher.2nd Place: Aiyana Mitchell, Senior, Wellington High School – Linda Chase, teacher.3rd Place: Addyson DeJarnett, Junior, Wellington High School – Linda Chase, teacher.Honorable Mention: Jacob Cook, Junior, Wellington High School – Linda Chase, teacher.•••••The 2015 Teacher Participation Award (Basket filled with $100 in classroom/student supplies) goes to Guy Hauck, 5th Grade teacher at Kennedy Elementary.First, second and third place winners in Grades 2 – 3 and Grades 4- 6 will receive a trophy and a certificate. First, second and third place winners in Grades 7 – 9 and Grades 10 – 12 will receive a Walmart Gift Card and a certificate. Honorable Mention winners in each category will receive a certificate.All prizes will be awarded during the 2015 Annual Meeting to be held Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Raymond Frye Complex in Wellington. All winners, their families and teachers are encouraged to attend to celebrate these accomplishments.First place winners in each category will be entered in the state competition to be held later in the year with a chance to be entered in the national competition.Schools participating in this year’s contest were: Caldwell Elementary School, Caldwell Secondary School, Kyle Trueblood Elementary in Conway Springs, Conway Springs Middle School, St. Joseph Elementary School in Conway Springs, Kennedy Elementary School in Wellington, Wellington Middle School, and Wellington High School.Steven Schmidt, SCCD Board of Supervisors Chairman, stated, “On behalf of the entire board, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the schools, teachers and students for their participation in the 2015 contest. Please plan to attend the Annual Meeting and help us recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our next generation of farmers and conservationists.”The 2015 Poster Contest is sponsored by the Sumner County Conservation District, Kansas Association of Conservation Districts and the National Association of Conservation Districts.Follow us on Twitter. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Board of Supervisors of the Sumner County Conservation District is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Poster Contest.With 149 posters entered, the panel of seven judges had a difficult time determining the first, second, third and honorable mention winners. Students from eight school campuses throughout the county submitted entries. The theme for the 2015 contest was “Local Heroes: Your Hardworking Pollinators” and students were asked to draw their individual interpretations of the theme.“We are extremely pleased with the number of entries and the number of schools and teachers who chose to participate again this year,” said Laura Young, SCCD District Secretary and coordinator of the county contest. “We had some new schools and some new teachers this year. And we still have room to grow. The teachers and students are to be commended for their attention to bringing the importance of conservation to the forefront. I was amazed at the level of talent our Sumner County students possess.”And the winners are:See enlarged photo of poster here.Grades 2 – 31st Place: Gabby Dalbom, 3rd Grade, Kyle Trueblood Elementary, Conway Springs – Jenny Osner, teacher.2nd Place: Haylee Osner, 3rd Grade, Kyle Trueblood Elementary– Jenny Osner, teacher.3rd Place: Taylor Heinz, 3rd Grade, Kyle Trueblood Elementary – Stacy Koch, teacher.Honorable Mention: Lexie Reilly, 3rd Grade, Caldwell Elementary – Gail Feely, teacher. Grades 4 – 61st Place: Stellar Young, 5th Grade, Kennedy Elementary, Wellington – Beverly Sellers, teacher.2nd Place: Jessy Furrh, 5th Grade, Caldwell Elementary – Gail Feely, teacher.3rd Place: Trinity Prouse, 6th Grade, Caldwell Secondary – Randy Sawyer, teacher.Three-way tie for Honorable Mention: Hannah Zoglmann, 4th Grade, Kyle Trueblood Elementary – Wanda Wheeler, teacher; Titus Lee, 6th Grade, Caldwell Secondary – Randy Sawyer, teacher;  Lola Stow, 4th Grade, Caldwell Elementary – Gail Feely, teacher.last_img read more

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Wellington Fire/EMS Weekly run: Sept. 12- Sept. 18, 2016

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Sept. 12 – Sept. 18, 2016 is as follows: 13-Sep1:04 PMMedical Emergency90th Ave. & Maize 12-Sep7:40 AMVehicle Accident15th & G 14-Sep3:20 PMMedical EmergencyKansas Turnpike 16-Sep12:56 PMMedical EmergencyKansas Turnpike 17-Sep4:25 PMChild Stuck in SwingHargis Creek 15-Sep12:49 PMMedical Emergency400 block N. Poplar 13-Sep6:24 PMMedical Emergency16th & H 13-Sep9:25 PMTransfer to Wichita 17-Sep6:07 PMVehicle FireKansas Turnpike Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 14-Sep4:07 PMInjury AccidentHydraulic & US 160 16-Sep10:30 AMVehicle AccidentKansas Turnpike 14-Sep7:01 PMGrass Fire400 block S. West Road Wellington Fire & EMS Weekly Run Log 12-Sep10:42 AMMedical Emergency200 block S. Haslet 17-Sep1:34 AMMedical Emergency400 block W. Sumner 14-Sep9:17 PMMedical Emergency100 block N. Washington 12-Sep9:52 PMMedical Emergency500 block E. Harvey 13-Sep7:55 AMInjury AccidentKansas Turnpike 14-Sep2:19 AMMedical Emergency800 block N. Woodlawn 17-Sep10:32 AMMedical Emergency1600 block W. 8th 17-Sep5:31 AMVehicle AccidentKansas Turnpike 16-Sep11:19 PMVehicle AccidentKansas Turnpike 16-Sep4:43 PMMedical Alarm400 block South C 18-Sep7:06 AMInjury AccidentKansas Turnpike 16-Sep10:29 AMInjury AccidentKansas Turnpike 12-Sep8:01 PMMedical EmergencyOxford 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 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 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. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! 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 commentslast_img read more

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Ruddington Grange is England’s 700th GolfMark club

first_img Ruddington Grange Golf Club in Nottinghamshire has just become the 700th club to achieve GolfMark, the England Golf award for junior and beginner-friendly facilities. The GolfMark scheme, which incorporates Sport England’s ClubMark award, was launched in 2006. Ian Gelsthorpe, the club’s head PGA professional who led the push to GolfMark, remarked: “Ruddington Grange is very proud to be the 700th club to achieve GolfMark. “It is a fantastic scheme and hopefully it will help us to get even more awareness and recognition in the local community of what we have to offer. “We want to show people that there aren’t the boundaries there used to be to come into a golf club. We’re a welcoming club which looks after and encourages new golfers and new members.” Ruddington Grange is a Get into golf centre for the Nottinghamshire Golf Partnership and offers low-cost, structured coaching for beginners. Their own ‘Get into the Swing’ initiative promotes successful, free taster sessions for women, families and children. For example, a ladies-only series early this year encouraged 12 women to take up trial membership. New members’ nine-hole competitions are organised to help people make golfing friends and to integrate into the club. Free coaching sessions for children will begin in January and Ian has also linked with six schools in the area to encourage youngsters to try golf and take up the sport. “Having GolfMark tells parents that we have the correct practices in place and gives them the confidence to leave their children in an organised environment,” he said.   Meanwhile, the club has forged links with Nottingham Trent University and recently welcomed over 30 new student members. Ruddington Grange has also just partnered a local gym to reach more potential players. Richard Flint, England Golf’s Club Services and Development Director, congratulated Ruddington Grange and said: “This is a key milestone for GolfMark which underlines the importance clubs place on working with us to support junior and beginner golf. The close relationship between GolfMark clubs and their local County Golf Partnership is helping to grow the game at grass roots by offering more people more opportunities to play golf.” Matt Bloor, the Nottinghamshire Golf Partnership’s County Development Officer, added: “Congratulations to Ruddington Grange. They are one of our flagship golf clubs and we welcome their proactive approach to getting new people into the game.” The GolfMark (incorporating Clubmark) scheme will be re-launched in 2014, following an extensive consultation period with key stakeholders. This will ensure the award meets golf club requirements in the changing golfing landscape, with an increased focus on development and business support, including club operations and marketing.   GolfMark timeline: June 2008: Birchwood Golf Club, Warrington, is 100th GolfMark club. June 2009: Shrewsbury Golf Club is 200th GolfMark club. April 2010: Stonebridge Golf Club, near Solihull, is 300th GolfMark club. December 2010: Sandburn Hall Golf Club, near York, is 400th GolfMark club. August 2011: East Herts Golf Club is 500th GolfMark club November 2012: Filey Golf Club is 600th GolfMark club December 2013: Ruddington Grange Golf Club is 700th GolfMark club Caption: Nottinghamshire County Development Officer Matt Bloor (left) presents Ian Gelsthorpe of Ruddington Grange with the GolfMark award. 11 Dec 2013 Ruddington Grange is England’s 700th GolfMark club last_img read more

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Justin Rose and Charley Hull become England Golf Ambassadors

first_img Justin Rose and Charley Hull have agreed to become England Golf Ambassadors to champion the work of the organisation.Rose, the 2013 US Open champion, and Hull, the youngest-ever Solheim Cup player, both represented England as amateurs before embarking on their stellar professional careers.David Joy, Chief Executive of England Golf, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Justin and Charley as our Ambassadors and look forward to working with them. Their support will be invaluable as part of our strategy to inspire new golfers and spread the message that golf is a game for all”.”He added: “We are aware, like many other sports, golf faces challenges around declining participation.  We now better understand these issues and are committed to delivering our strategy – Raising Our Game – halting the decline in participation and membership and bringing growth back to golf in England.”Raising Our Game sets out a vision of England Golf at the heart of a network of partners, working together to tackle the challenges facing the game and create an even brighter future for golf. The strategy’s aims include increasing the number of regular golfers, creating stronger clubs and improving the image of golf.Rose remarked: “My career started at county level and representing my country is among my fondest memories, playing at a very, very high level and developing skills.”He also paid tribute to the “thousands of volunteers working for England Golf and helping to create many great players, now and in the future.”Charley Hull added: “Golf can get you hooked. I can’t picture myself doing anything else.“You can play with your friends, it’s quite relaxing and you can burn 600-700 calories playing golf.As an amateur Justin Rose won both the McGregor and Carris Trophies – English U16 and U18 boys’ championships – in 1995. He went on to win the 1997 St Andrews Links Trophy and in the same year became one of the youngest-ever Walker Cup players, aged 17 years and 10 days. He turned professional in 1998 after finishing fourth in the Open Championship.In 2013 Rose won the US Open championship, becoming the first Englishman to win a major since 1996. His Ryder Cup record includes a key role in the 2012 Miracle at Medinah, when he secured a vital point against Phil Mickelson in the Sunday singles. He was Europe’s most successful player in last year’s victory at Gleneagles, when he was undefeated in his five games.Charley Hull first made golfing headlines as a nine-year-old when she won a national ladies’ competition. By the age of 15 she was England’s top woman amateur, having won the English and Welsh stroke play titles among other events.At 16 she played in her first major, the Kraft Nabisco, and finished in the top 40, before going on to represent GB&I in the winning Curtis Cup team of 2012. The following year she turned professional, was runner-up in five consecutive events and became the youngest-ever Solheim Cup player when she was picked for Europe’s winning team. She finished the season as Rookie of the Year and topped the Ladies European Tour order of merit at the end of 2014.Caption: (Top) Justin Rose with David Joy (Image © Getty Images) 23 Jun 2015 Justin Rose and Charley Hull become England Golf Ambassadors last_img read more

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Mikey’s personal best puts Worlebury in front

first_img10 Aug 2015 Mikey’s personal best puts Worlebury in front A personal best from 14-year-old Mikey Nicholls helped his Somerset club to the top of the leaderboard after today’s first round of the Junior Champion Club tournament.The 18-handicapper from Worlebury had a gross score of nine-over 78 on the Green course at Frilford Heath, Oxfordshire, and earned 45 points.He was supported by Dominic Williams, who scored 39, while their third team member, Ryan Thrupp had 28. With the best two scores counting in each round, Worlebury are the halfway leaders on 84 points.They’re being chased by the trio from Doncaster, who all played below their handicaps and whose team score is 80.Meanwhile 12-year-old Imogen Rafferty had the best girls’ score of the day with 40 points and led Breadsall Priory into third place on 77 points.The Derbyshire team are two ahead of Newton Green, Suffolk and of Horsehay Village from Shropshire & Herefordshire, whose players include another 12-year-old, Euan Muttitt-Jones, who also had a personal best and scored 43 points.The morning starters had to play through a heavy downpour but the overall scoring, with 21 competitors playing below their handicaps, contributed to a sparkling start for England Golf’s first Golf Week. The Junior Champion Club was the first event to tee off the five-day festival which celebrates team and handicap golf.The rain had no effect on Nicholls as he compiled his best-ever round. “I don’t mind the rain. It makes the course play differently but you keep the same mindset,” he remarked.He went out with a clear game plan and stuck to it: “Keeping a double bogey off the card was definitely my aim, then trying for bogeys and making the pars when I could,” he said. “Tomorrow, I’ll just start all over again.” Nicholls is a member of the Somerset U14 squad and is targeting a 12 handicap this season.The Doncaster team were on excellent form with Jack Ciullo scoring 37 points, Cameron Newman 39 and Connor Longworth 41. It was a show which impressed their sizeable crowd of supporters: “The club has never been to this before and a lot of people have come to support and more are coming tomorrow,” said Longworth. “Anyone in pink – that’s us!”They all had highlights in their rounds. Longworth almost aced the par three 17th and enjoyed a tap-in birdie. Ciullo hit the pin on the 9th and lipped out for eagle. Newman birdied the first to get his round going – and between them they had five birdies.Breadsall Priory’s challenge was led by Imogen Rafferty, who plays off 21 and enjoyed the experience of playing in a major event, describing her day as “Really fun!” Her team-mates were Marley Najak who added 37 point to her 41; and Joseph Capewell who had 34.Euan Muttitt-Jones was the first player to tee off in the championship and set an impressive standard. The 12-year-old, playing off 15 handicap, was round in 77 gross and scored 43 points. He said: “I don’t know what happened, I just kept hitting greens and I had a couple of birdies.”He added: “I was playing so well I thought they must have shortened the tees! It’ll be hard to do it again but I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”Muttitt-Jones, a member of his county development squad, was supported by Max Robinson, who had 32 points, and Jack Edwards who had 31.The second and final round starts tomorrow morning at 8am.Click here for full scores.Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

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New Hampshire Ends UCA’s Season

first_imgCONWAY, Arkansas – The team that was known for protecting the football turned it over four times Saturday afternoon. The team that did not allows sacks gave up five on Saturday. And the team that accumulated twice the offensive yardage did not win on the scoreboard.The opportunistic New Hampshire Wildcats took advantage of all those uncharacteristic issues in beating No. 4 seed Central Arkansas 21-15 in the second round of the NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs at First Security Field at Estes Stadium.The Bears (10-2), who entered the game off a first-round bye and riding a 10-game winning streak, nearly doubled the Wildcats (9-4) in total offensive yardage (434 to 216), but forced only one interception. UCA senior quarterback Hayden Hildebrand was also sacked five times after the Bears’ offensive line had allowed just six total sacks in the first 11 games of the season. But the Wildcats, who entered the game 1-4 on the road this season, did enough to win in their 14th straight appearance in the playoffs, the longest active streak in FCS. UCA was making its second straight appearance and fourth overall since moving to Division I in 2006.Still, the Southland Conference champion Bears got the ball back with 3:24 left on the clock at their own 18, trailing 21-15. Hildebrand, who completed 27 of 40 passes for a career-high 361 yards in his final game, moved UCA down the field and into UNH territory with a pair of completions to senior Roman Gordon and another to junior Lester Wells. With the clock winding down, sophomore Carlos Blackmon broke off a 14-yard run and got out of bounds just across midfield, to stop the clock.After a one-yard run by Hildebrand, he was sacked from behind by UNH linebacker Jared Kuehl on second down and fumbled at the UNH 37. Kuehl fell on the ball at the Wildcats’ 31 and the visitors ran out the clock to advance to the FCS third round, where they will face South Dakota State in Brookings, S.D. on Saturday.”They were good,’ said UCA head coach Steve Campbell, who had the Bears in the second round of the FCS playoffs for the second consecutive year. “I don’t know if that was surprising. I was hoping that they weren’t as good as what they are. Now I can see why they played (No. 1 and defending national champion) James Madison within 21 (points).  “You were hoping the statistics were lying, but they’re good. And we made some mistakes. We had some opportunities. They make you take the long haul. You have to long haul them or home run then, and we hit two home runs, but we just couldn’t put it together long enough and to sustain and to score after a long drive. We moved the ball but we didn’t convert on some things. “We had some turnovers that we hadn’t been having. But when people are good on defense, they’re good at creating turnovers.’ The Bears opened the scoring with one of those home runs, a 74-yard touchdown pass from Hildebrand to junior running back Cedric Battle, capping a three-play, 85-yard drive at the 10:37 mark of the first quarter. The only other first-half score was a 10-yard pass from UNH quarterback Trevor Knight to Evan Gray with 4:01 left in the half. Knight would eventually leave the game with an injury after completing 8 of 14 passes for just 47 yards. His replacement, redshirt freshman Christian Lupoli, was more than adequate, finishing 8 of 10 for 63 yards and a touchdown, a 9-yard strike to Malik Love with 7:19 left to play that gave UNH a 21-9 lead.The Wildcats broke the halftime tie with a 56-yard interception return by redshirt freshman safety Evan Horn at the 7:31 mark of the third period, the first pick six against the Bears this season. UCA punter Patrick Ponder then pinned the Wildcats down at the 2 and two plays later a bad snap to Lupoli resulted in a safety when he was tackled in the end zone by UCA safety George Odum, making it 14-9.The Wildcats held the Bears to just 73 yards rushing, more than 100 yards under their average of 207 yards per game, which ranks second in the SLC. Blackman led the Bears with 68 yards on 11 carries to account for most of those yards. Gordon, a senior from Fort Worth, Texas, caught a career-high nine passes for 65 yards. Battle, from Wichita Falls, Texas, finished with three receptions for a career-high 154 yards and two touchdowns.”I thought our guys played hard, but we didn’t play well enough to beat a really good team,’ said Campbell. “I had no familiarity with that conference, but those guys are good. That’s a good football team. You got to take your hat off to them. They were really good up front (on defense). I thought their inside guys were really good, and I thought those ends were good. I was hoping that the linebackers weren’t as good as what they looked like at times on film. But they were good.’The Bears went undefeated in the Southland Conference for the first time, going 9-0 and earning the automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs and the No. 4 national seed, which gave them a first-round bye last weekend. The Bears finished with 10 victories for the third time in the NCAA Division I era, and for the second straight year under Campbell.      “Our kids played hard and I know they wanted to win,’ said Campbell. “We just did some things  that aren’t going to help you beat a team that’s been there 14 years in a row. These guys led us to a great, great deal and I’ll forever be proud of them. Leading us to a home seed and an undefeated Southland Conference championship. Nobody can take that away from us. These guys had a great senior year. We’re disappointed we didn’t win, and we congratulate them. “I wish I had prepared them better, wish we had played a little better. This one will sting but we’ll learn from it. But these seniors, shoot, they’ve done an outstanding job. I want to win a championship, these young men want to win a championship more than anything. But the lessons that you learn, the values, the work ethic, all that… I don’t need a ring on my finger, and they don’t, to know, they ain’t got nothing on you. And that’s what I want them to know. “It’s about showing up every day and doing the very best that you can. And we wanted to win. And sometimes you do, sometimes you don’t. But that don’t change who you are. You’re a champion, win, lose or draw. Be a champion. Don’t let the circumstances control or define.’Hildebrand finishes as the No. 2 career passer at UCA with 8,025 yards. Senior safety/linebacker George Odum finished with a game-high 14 tackles, putting him fourth all-time at UCA with 352 stops. Senior linebacker James Graves had 11 tackles, while senior tackle Eric Jackson finished up with 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack, giving him 18.5 tackles for loss for the season and 11 sacks, which ties with teammate Chris Terrell and several others as the fourth-best in school history in a single season.last_img read more

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“The irresponsible thing would be not to exhaust all avenues to play”

first_imgAnd does it help to have increased the wage bill from 55 to about 80 million in a year?It is clear that the more you spend, the sooner the problems come, but they would not have existed without coronaviruses. We were not worried, it was done because it could be done, because millions entered the group stage of the Europa League … The salary limit is so that we do not go crazy and put the clubs at risk. I always prefer to be a little below to be cautious, but given the situation of the team it was decided to go to the limit. Even so, he would not undo any of the signings that were made in winter, due to commitment, desire and results. Just in case, and knowing that Espanyol is bottom, does he work on a plan A in First and a B in Second?We are working on all the possibilities, up to a point so as not to go crazy. Last year we made plans in case we were going to Europe, and that at this time we were quite far. Things will always catch you by surprise, but that at least you have thought of surprises. We will have to wait. The uncertainty right now is total. Immersed Espanyol in a Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) and in the uncertainty of whether it will maintain the category, his vice president, Carlos García Pont, proclaimed this Monday in an institutional message that parakeets can contribute to building a better society. Since his confinement too he chatted long and long with AS. Does being a parakeet really help in a time of such adversity?One of Espanyol’s strong points is the values ​​of sport, because we are used to fighting with humility and ambition. Now just that happens: the more difficulties you have, the more effort you have to put in.Why did Espanyol rush to announce an ERTE?When we see the economic consequences that this pandemic can have, it is an act of responsibility not to risk your club. And about transparency, talk to all the players so that things are very clear. The response from the footballers and all those affected has been very positive, from Espanyol. And we have already told you, despite the fact that the ERTE does not oblige us to do so, that if the budgeted income ends up being met, this entire cut will be canceled.Can losses be quantified?A boat soon, television accounts for 70 percent of the total income of Espanyol. That means, for what remains to be disputed, that 20 percent of our income is at stake, not counting sponsorships, ticketing and other imponderables. In the first three classifieds, television will represent a lower percentage and in others it will be 80 percent, but in the end we are all in the same boat. We have a very healthy balance sheet but a treasury situation that is not so much. It is like having a house that is worth a million with a mortgage of only 200,000 euros but not being able to pay it: with the treasury, if income is not met, we will suffer. “With the treasury situation, if income is not met we will suffer” “In the winter market it was decided to go to the limit. Still, he would not undo any of the signings” “If LaLiga doesn’t resume? Anything that hasn’t happened by 30 percent hasn’t happened”center_img “The castle has collapsed but not because of playing cards but because an earthquake has occurred” “It seems that Thebes is the one who has pledged, but they cut me 20 percent of the budget and I ask Thebes what he can do” We understand that the capital increase of 50 million by Chen Yansheng is left out of all this, right?Yes, yes, this is already done. Before, the banks told us that we had debts, but they were with Chen, who could not convert them due to the Chinese government. As soon as it has been possible, it has been fulfilled.I was asking because the first capital increase, which he did in 2016, was going to be 150 million but Chen only covered 75 …Yes, there are people who accuse us of not having covered it. But that has a simple explanation. The idea was to do it in two parts, but we were not going to call an Extraordinary Meeting to approve two extensions. So it was approved for 150 million. The thing was, when the top 75 had been put in, the Chinese government halted the next investment.What is Espanyol’s position on the resumption of LaLiga?Everyone in the world of soccer likes things to be played and not resolutions that do not go through a field. LaLiga, the Federation and the AFE in fact agree that it is played, the players also want, because it is their thing, as long as their health is obviously not at risk. It seems that Thebes is the one who has pledged, but they cut me 20 percent of the budget and I ask Thebes what he can do. If I have the factory stopped, I must try to produce before throwing 30 people on the street. Irresponsibility would be not trying to exhaust the possibilities so that it can be played. Does the $ 40 million investment in the winter market turn these treasury tensions into a perfect storm?It is evident that the treasury problems derived from the pandemic are aggravated by this, but they are not the cause, among other things, because good payment terms were agreed. The castle has collapsed but not because of playing cards but because an earthquake has occurred. The thing is that this happens through games behind closed doors …Now, now … Damn the grace that makes us. Soccer is a spectacle. We go to the field to hug each other with the guy next door, to enjoy what our team does or to console ourselves when things don’t work out. Watching it on TV is fine, but it’s not the same. Football does not belong to the owner of the club, but to the people. The companies belong to those who support them. Espanyol belongs to parakeets. Playing behind closed doors is the same disappointment for players as it is for fans. But the tessitura is not easy. What do we do? Do not play? All parties are going to try to play in all ways until it cannot be done, and that is where the criteria meet.What is, at that point, the criteria of Espanyol?In case you couldn’t play, you can already imagine it, I prefer not to contemplate it. Anything that has not happened by 30 percent has not happened. And that is what remains to play for LaLiga. In law terms this is called the possibility. I can go to the Tokyo Games if I train a lot, potentially it is not impossible, but it will not happen.last_img read more

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Arbitration dilemma: return of soccer with two regulations

first_imgChanges to the rules that take effect from June 1-The limit for the difference between hand and shoulder is established. If the ball hits a part of the lower arm to the armpit, it will be considered an infraction; it will not be such if it hits the area between the armpit and the shoulder. A situation that has occurred on several occasions this season in LaLiga and that the referees did not have a unified criterion to know what to whistle. For example, in Granada-Valladolid on matchday 24, Puertas scored a goal when the ball hit him in that area between the armpit and the shoulder. Jaime Latre was checking the action in the VAR for more than two and a half minutes and in the end he decided to recommend Martínez Munuera, the field referee, to go see him because he considered that it should be canceled. The referee, after seeing him on the monitor, did not agree with the criteria of his partner and maintained the goal.-With regard to penalties, if the goalkeeper breaks the rules of game, but the ball won’t go in in goal or bounce on the posts or the crossbar, the shot will not be repeated unless the infringement goalkeeper clearly influence the executor. If it was decided to report the infringement, firstly, the referee would be verbally warned and if he is recurring, he would be shown yellow. This season, in First Division, they have had to repeat even several times a penalty because the goalkeeper was ahead.-Another of the indications that are reflected in the regulation is the reminder for all competitions of the need to go check the subjective plays on the VAR monitor. As AS said, this point of the IFAB regulation will not affect the work dynamics of the Spanish referees because they are already following these steps, but rather from leagues such as the Premier, who hardly go to the monitor in these situations. The application that the Spanish braids give to the VAR protocol is considered as the example to be followed by the rest of the European referees. Soccer will return in almost all countries from June. By then, all competitions will be faced with a dilemma. On the 1st of said month, the new football rules approved by the IFAB come into force.. It is not a great variation in the regulation, as happened a year ago, but it is enough to modify the criteria of various regulations, which it could mean that some clubs feel disadvantaged because an action could be punished or not in March, before the world stopped, and in June it may be the opposite.Under normal circumstances, as of June 1, all competitions have already ended the season, but given the exceptional situation, IFAB has foreseen the conflict of a possible change of criteria in all the championships and all the protests that would come behind. Therefore, it leaves to each federation the decision to end the remainder of the season with the old regulations or implement the change in the remaining days. from 2019-20. In Spain, the Arbitration Committee It does not have an official position on this matter yet, but It’s closer, and surely it is the one that assumes, not to adopt the new regulation in the remaining eleven days so as not to modify the criteria and also avoid any controversy.Although I will not change the regulations when being in the middle of the season, if it would if IFAB approves FIFA’s recent proposal to expand the number of substitutions by matches during this season finale to avoid injuries and not put footballers at risk after so much time of inactivity and with a very collapsed schedule of matches. These five substitutions should be made in just three moments of the match or to rest so as not to slow down the pace of the match. According to IFAB sources consulted by AS, the proposal has been well received by this body and they intend to give a quick response so that the first competitions that are resumed have the possibility of adopting this type of referee ‘bull’.last_img read more

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Magic Johnson wants Jordan Clarkson to win NBA 6th Man award next season

first_imgBolt wants to go out ‘unbeatable’ MOST READ View comments Despite potentially logging in fewer minutes next season, Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson believes Clarkson will continue to be a vital cog for the team.The player-turned-executive bared his lofty expectations for the 25-year-old former second-round pick and even issued a personal challenge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I have challenged him because I want him to be Sixth Man of the Year,” Johnson described Clarkson to Serena Winters of Lakers Nation.“I’ve challenged him to play like that, I think he has the potential, the talent, he’s worked hard this summer,” he said. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets With talks of winning the league’s most prestigious award for a substitute, Johnson couldn’t help but compare Clarkson to his former “Showtime” stablemate, Michael Cooper.“Like I want Jordan (Clarkson) to do, Michael Cooper won the Sixth Man Award a couple times, and he was All-Defense every single year, because the boy was a bad, bad basketball player, such an unbelievable player,” he said.“He was our sixth man, but you would believe he was our starter. And, he was on the court in the fourth quarter, sometimes it doesn’t matter if you start or not, it’s whether you’re in the game in the 4th quarter and guess who’s supposed to be in the game in the 4th quarter?” Magic added.During his first three seasons in the league, Clarkson put up solid numbers of 14.7 points, 2.6 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals.His flexibility to play both guard spots has been a ray of light for the California-based franchise, which Magic believes will translate even more in his incoming fourth year.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES “Now we’re excited about our season. He’s gonna play a major role in us being a better team this year,” Magic said of Clarkson.“We felt we put some weapons around him that would even make his game better.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:NBA: Magic Johnson has no regrets trading D’Angelo RussellSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:56Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win, says Parliament ‘must change’00:51Clarkson on being PH flag-bearer: One of the happiest moments in my career01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Los Angeles Lakers’ guard Jordan Clarkson  APThe signing of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope last month was certainly a welcome addition to the Los Angeles Lakers’ upstart core.However, it could also be a signal for Filipino-American guard Jordan Clarkson to most likely come off the bench at the shooting guard position.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnlast_img read more

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Gun, ammo found at Arakaka, NWD

first_imgAn unlicensed single-barrel shotgun and four cartridges were on Sunday unearthed at a mining camp at 13 Miles, Arakaka, North West District (NWD). Based on reports, the Police received information and went to the area where a search was conducted, thus leading to the discovery of the gun and ammunition.The gun and matching ammunition found at Arakaka, NWDNo arrests have been made as Police continue investigations. Recently, the Guyana Police Force reported that some 67 illegal firearms were seized between January and September. These include 29 pistols, 21 revolvers and 17 shotguns.Only on Saturday, a Providence, East Bank Demerara man was arrested with an illegal .9mm pistol and 12 matching rounds of ammunition at “WarLock”, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The miner reportedly went to visit his girlfriend when the Police carried out a raid and the illegal gun and ammunition were retrieved after he was seen disposing of same.last_img read more

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