Monday June 22nd Local Sports

first_imgPARKERSBURG — Aplington-Parkersburg baseball coach Brett Kleespies says the Falcons hope to return to action before the end of the month. Kleespies decided to suspend the season for two weeks after two players came forward saying that they had been in contact with an individual who had been exposed to the Coronavirus.KGLO News · 6 – 22 – Apbsb – 1Kleespies has June 28th marked as the potential return.KGLO News · 6 – 22 – Apbsb – 2Kleespies on the potential exposure.KGLO News · 6 – 22 – Apbsb – 3 NEW YORK (AP) — An email from baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season, which now won’t begin by July 19. The executive committee of the players’ association was set to vote and reject Major League Baseball’s latest offer for a 60-game season. Players want 70 games and are worried that if the 2020 season is cut short, the deal being negotiated would lock in innovations for 2021. Manfred wrote that if fewer than the agreed-upon number of games are played, the 2021 changes would be voided. — high school baseball/softball schedule tonightMarshalltown at Mason CityWest Fork at NewmanNashua-Plainfield at Central SpringsNorth Iowa at Forest CityRockford at Northwood-KensettLake Mills at OsageNorth Butler at St. AnsgarNorth Union at West HancockClear Lake vs. Webster City — baseball in Clear Lake, softball in Webster CityHumboldt at Hampton-Dumont-CALClarion-Goldfield-Dows at Iowa Falls-Alden (softball only)Algona at St. Edmondcenter_img TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO, — Newman baseball vs. West Fork — 7:30AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, — Clear Lake softball at Webster City — 7:30last_img read more

President Trump Signs Executive Orders Deferring Payroll Taxes For Some, Extending Unemployment

first_imgBEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Bypassing Congress, President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive orders deferring payroll taxes for some Americans and extending unemployment benefits after negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.Trump accused Democrats of loading up their rescue bill with priorities unrelated to the coronavirus. “We’ve had it,” he said at a news conference at his country club in Bedminister, New Jersey.Trump said the payroll tax cut would apply to those earning less than $100,000 a year. He said that if he is reelected in November, he would look at the possibility of making the payroll tax permanent.Extra aid for the unemployed will total $400 a week, a cut from the $600 that just expired.Trump also signed executive orders holding off student loan payments and extending the freeze on evictions.last_img read more

Saints big winners as BCIHL announces season awards

first_imgThere’s a pretty good reason why the Selkirk College Saints are in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League Championship for the second consecutive year.Part of the reason was unveiled Tuesday when the BCIHL announced its individual award winners for the 2013-14 season. And the Saints were well represented with no less than eight award winners, including team captain Logan Proulx was a co-winner of the BCIHL’s Most Valuable Player award.Winners were selected in a vote conducted by the league’s coaches. Proulx shared the honour with Trinity Western University forward J.P. Villeneuve. Proulx led Selkirk to their second straight  BCIHL regular season title, was the team’s points leader with 42, and set a new BCIHL league record with a 22-game point streak that stretched from October 4th to February 22nd. Netminder Chris Hurry was also honoured for his strong play, earning the league’s Top Goaltender award. Hurry won a BCIHL-high 14 regular season games between the pipes and posted league-bests in goals-against average (1.87), save-percentage (.925) and shutouts (3). Saints head coach Jeff Dubois was the team’s third award winner, splitting BCIHL Coach of the Year honours with Trinity Western University’s Barret Kropf. Under Dubois, Selkirk finished with a league-best 20-3-1 record that included a 12-0-1 record over the final 13 games of the regular season. “Logan and Chris both had outstanding seasons and it’s very gratifying to see their accomplishments recognized by coaches around our league,” said Dubois.”Logan has been a tremendous leader for our program and a driving force behind our on-ice success. When you combine those characteristics with his offensive output and his work on the penalty kill, it’s tough to identify anybody in our league who makes a more substantial impact in all facets of the game and plays at such a high level night in, night out.” In addition to the Saints’ individual award winners, a total of six players were named to BCIHL All-Star teams. Proulx and Hurry were joined on the league’s First Team by defenceman Stefan Gonzales, who was a standout at both ends of the rink in his rookie season.”For Chris, this honour really is a validation of just how far he’s come as an athlete since he joined our program two seasons ago. He’s shown an incredible commitment to developing his game and put in a tremendous amount of time with Alex Evin to work on his technique,” Dubois said.”Chris was a rock for us all season and gave us huge games whenever we needed them. When you look at the statistics it really jumps out at you that there was a gigantic gap between him and every other goaltender in our league this season.”Forwards Cody Fidgett and Connor McLaughlin, who tied for the BCIHL lead in goals with 22, were both named Second Team all-stars along with blueliner Tanner Lenting, who led the league in assists by a defenceman with 17. “The fact that Stefan was recognized as a one of the league’s top defencemen despite modest offensive numbers shows you just how well-respected he is for his skating and strong two-way play,” says Dubois.”Cody and Connor have very different styles but both of them were outstanding putting the puck in the net for us, and Tanner’s game improved steadily this season to the point where he was in the mix with the league’s top scorers as a defenceman while also logging tough minutes defensively.”2013/14 BCIHL Award Winners: Most Valuable Player – (Tie) Logan Proulx, Selkirk College & J.P. Villeneuve, Trinity Western University Top Defenceman – Jared Eng, Simon Fraser University Top Goaltender – Chris Hurry, Selkirk College Rookie of the Year – J.P. Villeneuve, Trinity Western University Most Sportsmanlike Player – Jono Ceci, Simon Fraser University Coach of the Year – (Tie) Jeff Dubois, Selkirk College & Barret Kropf, Trinity Western University2013/14 BCIHL First All-Star Team: Forward: Jono Ceci, Simon Fraser University Forward: Logan Proulx, Selkirk College Forward: J.P. Villeneuve, Trinity Western University Defence: Jared Eng, Simon Fraser University Defence: Stefan Gonzales, Selkirk College Goaltender: Chris Hurry, Selkirk College2013/14 BCIHL Second All-Star Team: Forward: Cody Fidgett, Selkirk College Forward: Connor McLaughlin, Selkirk College Forward: Nick Sandor, Simon Fraser University Defence: Tanner Lenting, Selkirk College Defence: Blair Murphy, Trinity Western University Goaltender: Andrew Parent, Simon Fraser Universitylast_img read more

‘Family-oriented’ June Mar Fajardo taught by mom to always stay away from trouble

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gilas Pilipinas and the Australian national team got into a huge brawl late in the third quarter of their match in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers that saw basketball’s governing body suspend a total of 13 players from both teams get suspended.Of the 13, 10 were from the Philippines but Fajardo wasn’t one of them.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTaking into account the heated atmosphere, it can be argued that it would’ve been easy for the 6-foot-10 Fajardo to jump into the melee but the five-time PBA MVP thought of the lessons his mother Marites taught him.Fajardo said back in July 2018 that his parents taught him to always stay away from trouble and the brawl happened with his mother Marites watching. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award June Mar Fajardo with his trophies which includes a fifth PBA MVP award. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBULACAN, Philippines—June Mar Fajardo returned to the venue that hosted a dark chapter in his illustrious career.San Miguel’s jovial giant went back to Philippine Arena to collect his fifth straight MVP during the opening ceremonies of the 2019 PBA season six months after the Philippine national team got involved in one of the worst basketball incidents in sporting history.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers “I could’ve easily joined in because I was in the middle of it all and my mother was watching,” said Fajardo in Filipino. “I looked at her and she was shocked and I know that you shouldn’t resort to violence and not all things will be resolved by getting physical.”As for Marites, she’s always taught Fajardo to be peaceful but she herself was surprised that her son would turn into what he is today.“I just told him that he shouldn’t join the fight because there are a lot of little kids who look up to him and idolizes him,” said Marites in Filipino Sunday. “He should always stay out of trouble and just stay where he is.”Marites added her son has always been family-oriented ever since he was a kid and she constantly reminded Fajardo to be close to the Lord.“June Mar was always a family-oriented person and I always tell him that he should always be close to the Lord’s teaching because it’s from Him whom we get our strength,” said Marites. “That was how we’ve taught our child.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Chooks-to-Go gives financial aid to Sisters of Mary School Boystownlast_img read more

Another DTL worker dismissed

first_img– GAWU, Labour Dept to meet company next weekThe Demerara Timbers Limited (DTL) has reportedly dismissed yet another employee over the industrial action taken by employees over pay increases.According to information this newspaper gathered, following the dismissal of eight employees on Tuesday, another worker was subsequently laid off which brings to nine workers reportedly sacked by DTL.This latest dismissal comes just days before a scheduled meeting involving DTL, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the Social Protection Ministry’s Labour Department.A senior GAWU official told Guyana Times on Thursday that the union is maintaining that the workers must be reinstated with unbroken service. It was explained that the union is demanding that workers, once reinstated, be paid for the days they have been denied employment.One worker explained that the protests at Mabura Hill had eased on Thursday, pending the outcome of next week’s meeting.GAWU General Secretary Seepaul NarineIt was on Monday that workers protested at the company’s headquarters in Kingston, Georgetown. It was after this industrial action that the sight (now nine) DTL employees were reportedly handed pink slips. A move vehemently condemned by GAWU.In fact, the union on Wednesday issued a statement pointing out that this is the first time in history that a private or public entity, has taken such an action despite the country’s labour laws, which prohibits workplaces from dismissing workers for taking industrial action. GAWU had pointed out that DTL’s action is a violation of Section Eight of the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act.GAWU added that the moves by the company can be seen as another “anti-worker and anti-union act”.According to the union, the company’s high-handed and “ominous act” represents a decision which must be roundly condemned by all right-thinking Guyanese: “It is a clear attempt to intimidate the workers and use extralegal measures to deny workers their just claims for pay increase.”It was earlier this week that calls were being made for the Labour Department of the Social Protection Ministry to take legal action against DTL over labour violations.GAWU General Secretary Seepaul Narine, who was present at the protest, had told Guyana Times that the timber company must be prosecuted by government over its continued disrespect for Guyanese employees.“What we believe needs to be done now is the Ministry needs to prosecute them because they are in clear violation of the law and not only violating the law to the detriment of the employees but a flagrant disrespect to the Ministry. I don’t think that the Ministry should continue to accept such a situation,” he stated.Efforts to contact Minister with responsibility for Labour Keith Scott on Thursday proved futile.Negotiations between the union and the company reached a stalemate on 17 November 2015 after the company did not approve any pay rise but offered a Christmas bonus of $5000 to each worker. DTL had informed that its financial state precluded it from offering a pay rise.Following the impasse, the dispute was next subjected to conciliatory services by the Ministry of Social Protection, Department of Labour.last_img read more

SPU punishing fired sugar workers – GAWU

first_imgFishing access fee…says Govt agency “rubbing salt” in woundsThe National Industrial and Commercial Investments (NICIL) on Thursday received a letter on behalf of dismissed sugar workers asking the Government entity for an intervention regarding its sub-agency, the Special Purposes Unit (SPU) that has imposed fees for accessing fishing lands. This comes one day after Guyana Times published an article highlighting the plight of the ex-sugar workers who have been seeking to traverse the Skeldon Estate to fish and earn a livelihood.On Thursday, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU)NICIL’s Special Purpose Unit Head Colvin Heath-Londonslammed the SPU for the act, stating that such a fee brought additional burden on the already displaced workers. The Union added that the fee was tantamount to “rubbing salt on a deep wound” of the dismissed sugar workers.“GAWU is concerned that at a time when monies are already hard to come by, the fee being asked will bring to bear even more pressure. From the article, several persons who were interviewed confirmed the challenges they are facing since the estate closed its gates over a year ago,” the Union body explained.The Union has written to NICIL to express its concern and ask that consideration be given to a waiver of the fee in view of the circumstances that plague the sugar belt.“We hope that our request would be favourably considered to bring at least a little reprieve to the suffering that have become a sad characteristic of life in the villages that are linked to the now-closed sugar estates,” it further observed.This publication reported on Thursday that the redundant workers of the Skeldon Sugar Estate were being charged a fee of $500 to pass through a cultivation dam to catch fish reportedly by the SPU – which, according to workers, is issuing a one-month pass for $15,000. The SPU was set up by Government to oversee theFormer sugar workers are fishing in the savannahs for survivalprivatisation of estates.When contacted on the matter, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder said that it would be unethical to comment on a NICIL/SPU matter. On these grounds, he declined to speak on the fee imposition. This newspaper later tried to gather insight from SPU Head Colvin Heath-London on Thursday evening, but calls to his mobile phone went to voicemail.The affected workers who were made redundant when the estate closed are now facing major difficulties as they seek to gain new employment. Some of them catch fish and reap wild carilla (bitter gourd) from the savannahs, which are located behind the cultivation area, but are only accessible through the Skeldon Sugar Estate’s dams.As Guyana Times reported, many have turned to fishing to make a living while others catch fish in the savannahs to provide a meal for their families. Manam Singh, a former cane harvester and father of four, who worked with the estate for 22 years, told this publication on Wednesday that sometimes he buys the SPU pass and catches nothing. On Wednesday, he left home at 03:00h and at 10:00h returned home empty-handed.Initially, the ex-workers were not required to pay a fee to pass through the cultivation area, but then a fee of $100 was charged which was subsequently raised to $500 for one-time entry.“Right now you getting nothing and to find $500, it is very hard now. You have to get gas money and you not catching $500 fish. It is very hard,” Sibnauth Ramnarine had noted.Edwin Persaud, a pensioner, who said he has a sick wife, fishes for domestic purposes while Dhanraj Chatterpaul, who worked as a Pallman with the Skeldon Estate, said Wednesday that being asked to pay $500 per trip has created financial pressure on himself and family. This newspaper was also shown several receipts by the former workers indicating that they have paid the fee as demanded by SPU.A circular from the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) dated September 13, 2017 indicated that a fee of $100 per day was going to be imposed with immediate effect.last_img read more

Paddle stopped by rain; festivities on land still a go

first_imgThe 6th annual Paddle for the Peace is still a go this weekend but there won’t be an actual paddling going on.The event itself which includes a pancake breakfast, music, and games will be a go at the Bear Flat campground from 9-11am. But no boats will be in the water because of the high water levels.There will be volunteers out on the highway directing you to the location of the festivities.- Advertisement -For more info, contact Danielle at 785-8510.last_img

Lawmakers seek to slow street racers

first_imgFlorence Thompson spent the past decade in vegetative state, an innocent victim of a street race that left her on life support. On Thursday, with her family surrounding her bed at Community Hospital in San Bernardino, Thompson’s life-support system was disconnected. Convicted of street racing in the collision that smashed up Thompson’s car, Monty Gill, now 42, spent 15 days in jail, paid a $110 fine and served 150 hours of community service. Now, a bill in the state Assembly would dramatically increase the penalties of drivers convicted on first-time street racing offenses, upgrading the crime from a misdemeanor to a felony in cases involving injuries. The most recent victim was 63-year-old In Cha Kim of Norwalk, who died in Oct. 23 when her car was hit by a speeding Acura on Alondra Boulevard. Kim’s car was hit by a souped-up Acura driven by Julio Esparza, 21, who was going about 70 mph in a 40mph zone, racing a friend, said Deputy District Attorney Joe Weimortz said the Acura’s driver, Julio Esparza, 21, was racing against another car, doing 70 mph in a 40 mph zone. Elsewhere, nine people have been arrested for street racing so far this year, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Santa Fe Springs office. Last year, 7,640 California drivers were convicted on engaging in speed contests, a 9percent jump from 2004, Department of Motor Vehicles statistics show. Street racing caused nearly 500 accidents and more than 40 deaths since 2001, according to DMV figures. “Street racers migrate to business areas that don’t have traffic at night,” said CHP Sgt. Matt Boothe of the Santa Fe Springs office. “Younger drivers have an invincibility complex and think these things will never happen to them.” Some experts, including Boothe, believe the spike in street racing convictions can be linked to the growing market in small, high-performance cars. Many models are now affordable for older teens and young adults. “These kids are able to get higher performance cars for less money,” said Boothe. Illegal vehicle modifications that increase performance are targeted by the statewide Dragnet program, initiated in 2001. The program trains police officers to identify and fine illegal modifications. But it also provides legal places to drag race, such as Irwindale’s Speedway, and works with local district attorneys to prosecute street racing-related fatalities as second-degree murder. In 2004, the Industry City Council passed an ordinance making it illegal to be a spectator at an illegal street race. The city is a favorite spot for racers because of its long, straight streets, which are mostly empty after workers go home for the day. Last year, Los Angeles County passed a series of enforcement measures, including an ordinance allowing police to confiscate and destroy vehicles used in street racing and charging spectators with a misdemeanor. Tim Coyle, coordinator of Dragnet, said he supports Benoit’s bill. “This bill would make penalties specific to street racing. We want to target that because we’ve had so many people die,” Irwindale police Officer John Fraijo, who has trained about 300 officers since last summer through the Dragnet program, said illegal street racing has changed for the worse over the past decade. “Now they aren’t drag racing like back in the day. They are racing on the freeways, in and out of traffic, three-wide against opposing traffic, racing with tons of spectators on both sides of the road and at risk of losing control and hitting a person,” Fraijo said. said Coyle. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108, 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAB 2190, by Assemblyman John Benoit, R-Palm Desert, also would set a minimum prison sentence of four to 10 years for drivers found guilty of causing someone’s death in an illegal street race. “If you’re caught street racing for the first time now, and you have an accident and cause someone to be paralyzed for life, it’s a misdemeanor,” said Benoit. Although the bill was rejected Tuesday in the Assembly Public Safety Committee, which disagreed with some of its wording, Benoit said he plans to bring an amended version back for reconsideration. “I expect, with a high degree of certainty, that it will come out of the next meeting,” said Benoit. Street-racing has long been a problem in the Whittier area. Since 1999, at least seven people have been killed in street racing collisions. last_img read more


first_imgIs Ballybofey butcher Shane McConnell Ireland’s friendliest purveyor of fine meats?Well that’s certainly what more than 700 people who have voted for him think!And one of them – Tommy Bonner – wants you to add to the votes so far in a competition by food company Goodalls. So here’s what Tommy thinks…….“My dear friend and local established purveyor of quality meat products, Shane McConnell has been short-listed in the competition to become ‘ The Friendliest Butcher in Ireland ’. I will put his case case forward as briefly as possible….I recall Shane who even as a teenager, when grumpiness would have been the norm, always greeted his parents’ customers with good humour. From his running of the business I have heard many reports of his openness and willingness to accommodate all the customers who enter his premises. People constantly refer to his positive greeting, helpful manner and genuine interest in their needs.Not only that but tales of his considerate nature have served to enhance his good reputation. He once sent a birthday present from Australia to a customer’s daughter who had just turned four. Furthermore, I know for a fact that he goes out of his way to help and oblige customers who, due to physical disability or advancing years, find discomfort in getting to his shop and having to wait around. He is an incredibly bright and pleasant young man who possesses an abundance of original ideas in both the sale and promotion of his product. However, the most effective marketing tool that Shane has is his personality. Please share on your page and click on the link below to give him your vote. It will only take 30 seconds and is highly deserved. IS BALLYBOFEY MAN SHANE IRELAND’S FRIENDLIEST BUTCHER? was last modified: March 12th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:IS BALLYBOFEY MAN SHANE IRELAND’S FRIENDLIEST BUTCHER?last_img read more


first_imgTHE number of people from the rest of the Republic visiting Donegal during July increased by a massive 800%, a survey has found.The website said the number of visitors coming to the real Ireland up here was TEN TIMES greater than the average increase.The number of Irish tourists in the county was twice that of the nearest other county – Wicklow. Jen Quinlan from said: “The unprecedented hot weather we have experienced so far this summer has meant we have seen a strong increase in the number of bookings for Ireland.“Oversees bookings are remaining steady, but the heatwave has caused an increase in domestic bookings that is great to see.”Failte Ireland spokeswoman Louise Tolerton welcomed the figures.She said: “This is great news and supports what we have be hearing from the industry over the last two months. We have had a great summer so far and the good weather has definitely given a boost to the tourism sector with a spike in Irish people holidaying here. “Irish holidaymakers are very weather dependent and traditionally will book their breaks at the last minute.“This year with the good weather there’s been a rush to traditional Irish holiday spots. The soaring temperatures will surely impact on the tourism sector’s performance for 2013, along with the boost from The Gathering.“Ireland is a great place to holiday and our Discover Ireland home holiday campaign has been working well over recent years to encourage more people to enjoy what is on their doorstep.“With a few more weeks left of the traditional summer break, there is still time to take advantage of what is here in Ireland.” SUNNY JULY SAW MASSIVE 800% INCREASE IN DONEGAL STAYCATIONS was last modified: August 13th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalebookers.ieholidays in DonegalStaycationslast_img read more