Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division Recognises International Mountain Day

first_img Share Tweet Share InternationalLifestyleLocalNews Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division Recognises International Mountain Day by: – December 10, 2019 Sharecenter_img 35 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! PRESS RELEASE:                 INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY  2019Morne Trois Pitons is the second tallest mountain in Dominica. Photo credit: panoramio.comEvery December 11th, the United Nations (UN) raises awareness about the importance of mountains and focuses on the opportunities and on the development of mountains. This day also educates people in understanding the role of mountains in the environment and its impact on life. The theme of International Mountain Day 2019 is “Mountains matter for Youth”. The theme focuses on the youth so that they can come forward as active agents of change and as future leaders of tomorrow. It is necessary to educate children and people that mountains provide fresh water, clean energy, food, and recreation.Mountains are home of the 15% of the world´s population and a quarter of the world’s land animals and plants. They provide freshwater for everyday life to half of humanity. Their conservation is a key factor for sustainable development.Unfortunately, mountains are under threat from climate change and over-exploitation. As the global climate continues to warm, mountain people — some of the world’s poorest — face even greater struggles to survive. The rising temperatures also mean that mountain glaciers are melting at unprecedented rates, affecting freshwater supplies downstream for millions of people.This problem affects us all. We must reduce our carbon footprint and take care of these natural treasures.In commemoration of this day the Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division has organized a hike to the Boiling Lake that includes various hiking clubs, students from the Dominica State College and members of the general public. The Division also continues its educational school awareness programs on the importance of the sustainable use of our natural resources.last_img read more

Literacy Week At The Convent High School

first_img Sharing is caring! A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. ~ Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades, 1947Photo credit: niagara.eduIn Celebration of literacy week Mrs. Sorhaindo head of the English department along with students from the Convent High School had a def poetry session.Def poetry is a form of spoken word or poetry without form. It is expressive of the individual’s rhythmic style. The best def poets personalize their pieces, interchanging their speech tones and delivery techniques. Therefore, it is not much the words they use but how it is said. In addition, def poetry is more hip pop centered, featuring celebrities in every section of the business; musicians, actors, comedians.Literacy week is important in every child’s school development and life. It promotes creativity in writing, nurturing the imagination of every child. There is no age barrier or limit in this aspect of their life. Overall, literacy week gives every child a chance to express their individuality and is held annually at the Convent High School.Here is one of the poems submitted for the CHS Literacy Week, “My Imagination” by Wynante R. Charles;Great doubt there isTo whether or not, an on or off switch is present.For in every waking hour,Every unconscious night,There seems to be a worldWhere the pain of the day,seems to fade away.My best friend,My worst enemy,Even the strangest of strangersThere is nothing I can hideFrom this all powerful force….The things I’m afraid to sayThe stuff I’m scared to doHe, She, It knows all, sees allI wonder if it wasSent directly from the Father above.For it is imagination that reassures love.Canst there be any faultAny error found in thee.Maybe. Maybe notIn truth, it’s not reality.It’s not the truthIgnorance is blissBut I prefer it than a poisonous kiss.The only one I really haveThe one who knows the other side of meIf they knew the desires that we hold,Jealousy, envy and vengeance they would attireBond by the strong bonds of twin wiresWords cannot express the solaceThat comes with the package.A bond that will last till the heavenly palace.I would cry for it.Because when the sun goes down.It’s still left around. Share Share Tweet By Dominica Vibes ColumnistJerlyn Williams EducationLocalNewsSecondary Literacy Week At The Convent High School by: – March 30, 2011 190 Views   one comment Sharelast_img read more

Brazil resumes publishing virus toll, criticizes WHO

first_imgFar-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s government had stopped publishing the total number of deaths from the new coronavirus Friday, saying it was adopting a new methodology and would only report the number of deaths recorded in the past 24 hours in its daily bulletin. BRASILA – Brazil’s government resumed publishing the country’s total death toll from the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, after facing accusations of trying to hide the magnitude of its raging health crisis. That drew accusations of foul play from a long list of high-profile critics, as well as a ruling from Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes on Monday that the government must return to the old format. (AFP)center_img Health workers assist a COVID-19 patient at the Gilberto Novaes Municipal Hospital in Manaus, Brazil. AFPlast_img read more

Brum Woods volunteer workday September 7

first_imgBatesville, IN—There will be a volunteer workday for Brum Woods Saturday, September 7th from 8am-noon. We will be hauling and spreading road grinding on trail #2. Any help is appreciated, and a few jobs would be to drive a small utility vehicle and unload the grindings on the trail to be spread. Please meet at the maintenance building in Liberty Park near the baseball field.last_img

Liverpool, Chelsea monitor Osimhen

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs keeping tabs on Victor Osimhen ahead of the January transfer window, according to reports in the British media. Sky Sports News reported that the trio of Premier League clubs are among “a host” of teams keeping an eye on the 20-year-old striker. However, according to report, Osimhen is expected to stay at his current club Lille until the end of the season – unless a big bid can temped the French side into selling in January. The same article says that the Nigeria international is happy at Lille and he is focused on helping the Ligue 1 side to secure qualification for next season’s Champions League. Osimhen has been in good form for Lille this season, scoring nine goals and making three assists in 17 Ligue 1 games for the French side. He has also netted twice in the Champions League. Meanwhile, Liverpool FC confirmed their first signing of the January transfer window on Thursday morning after revealing that they have agreed a deal to land Takumi Minamino from RB Salzburg. The Japan international will officially become a Reds player on 1 January when the transfer window opens.Tags: ChelseaLiverpoolTottenham HotspurVictor Osimhenlast_img read more

Solanke earns win for Chelsea

first_img Press Association Dominic Solanke’s first-half strike earned Chelsea a slender 1-0 friendly win over Thailand All-Stars on Saturday. Chelsea now travel to Australia where they will take on Sydney FC, beaten by Tottenham earlier today, at the ANZ Stadium on Tuesday. center_img Solanke, who made his senior debut for Chelsea in their 6-0 Champions League win over Maribor in October, scored the only goal of the game after 13 minutes to hand Jose Mourinho’s Premier League champions victory in Bangkok. The 17-year-old swept Loic Remy’s low right-wing cross into the left-hand bottom corner to ensure the Blues began their post-season tour in successful fashion at the Rajamangala National Stadium. last_img read more

The Latest: Baseball’s Hall of Fame Classic weekend canceled

first_imgCSKA says it will discuss potential rescheduling and refunds for spectators later.The Russian league was the largest European soccer competition still operational over the weekend, with more than 33,000 fans attending a game between Zenit and Ural Yekaterinburg on Saturday.One large banner at the match read: “We’re all infected with soccer and will die for Zenit.”___2:10 p.m. The Indy 500 draws crowds in excess of 300,000.“We are aware of the CDC’s interim guidance suggesting the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks,” the speedway said in a statement released before 6 a.m. local time.“Our priority is to do our part in protecting the public health while still conducting the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge as scheduled on May 24. This continues to be a dynamic situation which we are monitoring constantly in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials.”___10:10 a.m. The KHL said Saturday it was “in consultation with clubs and all relevant authorities to diligently manage the impact” of the virus outbreak.The KHL has not commented on the withdrawals and its website still lists those teams as competing. The next scheduled games between teams which have not withdrawn are Wednesday.___9:55 a.m.The Greek Olympic committee says the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place without spectators in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Associated Press The Super League includes teams from France and Canada. ___1:35 p.m.The Arizona Coyotes will pay all part-time arena and team employees through the end of the previously scheduled NHL season.Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo and his family have partnered with Gila River Arena to pay part-time and hourly arena employees scheduled to work the team’s final eight home games. All part-time and hourly team employees will be paid through April 4. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement following a conference call with executives of the 30 teams.“The clubs remain committed to playing as many games as possible when the season begins,” the commissioner’s office said in a statement.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Sunday that gatherings of 50 people or more be canceled or postponed across the country for the next eight weeks.___1:50 p.m. McLaren says the rest of the team has returned to Britain but will not go to the team’s headquarters for two weeks as a precaution.With the first four races postponed, the F1 season will not resume until May at the earliest.___11 a.m.Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials say they are holding off on postponing the month of May activities that conclude with the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend. March 16, 2020 The British Horseracing Authority says “the intention is for scheduled race meetings to take place wherever possible.” It adds that “decisions may have to be made to cancel meetings.”BHA chief executive Nick Rust says the racing industry is “following the government’s advice to strike a balance between protecting public health and maintaining business activity.”More than 250,000 people attended the four-day Cheltenham Festival last week.No decision has been made on whether the Grand National Steeplechase will go ahead at Aintree next month. More Britons bet on that race than any other. ___ As of Monday, four of the last nine points-rich four- and five-star events have been postponed or canceled.___12:20 p.m.NHL players have been told they can return home and self-isolate there until the end of March while hockey is on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic.This signals a significant update on the league’s potential timeline to resume the season. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced last week the season was on pause and did not provide more specifics on how long that would last. Players had previously been told to remain in their team’s city and await further direction. The new directive comes in the aftermath of the CDC’s recommendation the U.S. not hold gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks.___3:30 p.m.The Russian soccer league has taken a step closer to shutting down after CSKA Moscow canceled its upcoming game with Zenit St. Petersburg.The league is to meet Tuesday to discuss its response to the coronavirus outbreak. However, CSKA said it was no longer able to host Sunday’s game against Zenit after restrictions on mass gatherings in Moscow were tightened. 1:55 p.m.The Hungarian soccer federation has temporarily suspended all of its competitions.Federation spokesman Jeno Sipos says clubs have been asked to forego training sessions and make it possible for players and staff members to stay home.Sipos says in a video posted on the federation’s Facebook page “we hope we are contributing to stopping the spread of the epidemic.”The federation’s announcement was in line with a government decision to have sports matches played in empty stadiums and only if organizers took responsibility. A staff member of Canucks Sports & Entertainment has tested positive for COVID-19.Trent Carroll, chief operating officer of the Vancouver Canucks’ parent company, said the diagnosed individual was in self-quarantine and feeling better. The organization closed its offices Monday and employees were preparing to work from home “wherever possible.”“We are receiving guidance from the health authorities on next steps,” Carroll said.Canucks Sports & Entertainment, formerly known as Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment, owns the NHL Canucks and Rogers Arena, among other properties. The Coyotes also will pay part-time Tucson Roadrunners employees affected by the suspension of the American Hockey League.The NHL announced last week it would pause the 2019-20 season in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Coyotes defenseman Aaron Ness became the NHL’s first known player to be tested for COVID-19 after experiencing flu-like symptoms last week. His agent, Neil Sheehy, said Monday that Ness tested negative for the virus.___1:20 p.m. The German soccer league has extended its suspension through at least April 2.The extension covers the next round of games and the upcoming international break.League CEO Christian Seifert says “it doesn’t mean that we assume we can play from April 3.”Seifert adds that some clubs could face potential financial collapse and put “tens of thousands of jobs” at risk without funding from TV broadcasts and sponsors.Paderborn player Luca Kilian has tested positive for the coronavirus. Three players in the second division also have the virus. ___6:40 p.m.The Super League — Europe’s top division in rugby league — has been suspended, initially until April.The league says the decision was taken following the British government’s updated advice on limiting social contact and mass gatherings.In a joint statement, Super League executive chairman Robert Elstone and Rugby Football League chief executive Ralph Rimmer said the suspension presents “significant financial and commercial implications for rugby league, which will be further considered during the period of suspension.” The Latest: Baseball’s Hall of Fame Classic weekend canceled ___11:10 a.m.McLaren says the team member who tested positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix “is recovering well” and that his “symptoms have gone.”The British team pulled out of the season-opening Formula One race on Thursday because of the positive test. The race was canceled on Friday.Fourteen members of the team were also placed in quarantine for 14 days after coming into close contact with the person who tested positive for the virus. McLaren chief executive Zak Brown says they are in “good spirits.” Germany was the last of Europe’s top five leagues to suspend games.The German soccer federation says that games in the top two women’s divisions and the women’s cup will be suspended through April 19.___2:05 p.m.British horse racing will take place without spectators and with restrictions on the number of attendees. The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics says there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports coming to a virtual standstill globally amid the coronavirus outbreak.John Coates, who will have to go into government-mandated self-isolation when he returns to Australia this week from Olympic business in Europe, told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: “It’s all proceeding to start on the 24th of July.”Former IOC vice president Dick Pound said in an interview with The Associated Press last month that the end of May loomed as a possible deadline for the IOC to make a call on the Tokyo Olympics.But Coates, an IOC vice president and head of the Australian Olympic Committee, told the Sydney paper in a telephone interview from Switzerland that the IOC didn’t recognize the deadline and he thought Pound had backed away from it, too.Coates says “it’s never been the IOC’s position. It was Dick’s idea. There is four months to go.” ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):2:35 p.m.The Baseball Hall of Fame has canceled Hall of Fame Classic weekend because of the spread of the new coronavirus. Each of those three tournaments was scheduled to begin in April.The tour says a decision will be made “in the week ahead” about the rest of the European clay-court circuit.The next Grand Slam tournament is the French Open, which is scheduled to begin in Paris on May 24.___11:25 a.m. The Hall of Fame said advance purchases for the May 22-24 event in Cooperstown, New York, will be refunded.The Hall of Fame is closed to the public indefinitely.___2:30 p.m.Major League Baseball has pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest on Monday because of the new coronavirus after the federal government recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks. Speaking Monday in parliament, famously soccer-mad Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it would be even better if matches were not played at all.___1:30 p.m.The women’s professional tennis tour has suspended all competition until May 2 because of the coronavirus outbreak.The WTA says it is calling off clay-court tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague, adding those to a list of events previously canceled. The Penn Relays, one of the oldest and largest track meets in the nation, has been canceled in response to the coronavirus pandemic.The Penn Relays were scheduled for April 23-25 and had been held uninterrupted since 1895. The event celebrated its 125th consecutive running last year. The Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania says it will attempt to host a substitute track meet at a later date in late May or early June. The new event wouldn’t meet the standard Penn Relays format. The three-day event would shorten into a one-day event for youth, high school and open runners.The Penn Relays has adapted to worldwide conditions in the past. The meet was altered in 1917 and 1918 when several colleges, including most Ivy League institutions, curtailed their track programs during World War I. During World War II, travel restrictions reduced participation and spectator attendance while gas rationing was in effect in 1943 and 1944.___12:40 p.m. A second team has withdrawn from the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs because of the coronavirus outbreak.The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL and is one of the few major sports organizations still operating in Europe.There are now six teams remaining in an eight-club conference semifinal bracket.Finnish club Jokerit withdrew Saturday citing concern for the health of its players and staff. Now Barys Astana says it is withdrawing after authorities in Kazakhstan banned sports events and restricted entry to the country.All six of the remaining teams are based in Russia, where various cities and regions have imposed their own restrictions. Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Moscow played in an empty arena on Wednesday. ___12:30 p.m.The international beach volleyball tour has postponed two more events, clearing the schedule of everything until May 6.The FIVB says a three-star event that was supposed to take place this week in Gold Coast, Australia, and a four-star tournament next week in Cancun, Mexico, have been postponed because of travel restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The events are crucial for athletes trying to qualify for the Summer Olympics, with more points available at the higher-rated tournaments.The FIVB says it is in contact with the IOC about “potentially revising the beach volleyball qualification system” for the Tokyo Olympics. The DeVos family that owns the Orlando Magic has unveiled plans for a $2 million fund to pay hourly workers who will miss time because of sports shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The $2 million will be earmarked to help about 1,800 workers who are employed at Magic games, Lakeland Magic G League games, Orlando Solar Bears minor-league hockey games and other Amway Center events.In addition, Magic players have told the organization that they want to provide even more money for those workers.Magic CEO Alex Martins says: “The DeVos Family has a history of stepping up during challenging times. Today is no different. If someone is losing a paycheck because we are not playing, they will be fairly compensated.”The Magic say the part-time employees will receive paychecks for missed games through what would have been the end of the regular season. The NHRA drag racing series has suspended its season 30 days with the intention to resume events April 17-19 in Houston.An event at Las Vegas has been postponed with no new date announced.“We made this decision with heavy hearts as we see the effects this pandemic is having on the world,” NHRA said in a statement. “We are all in this complicated uncertain and rapidly changing situation together, and we encourage everyone to look out for each other.”Other motorsports such as NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula One already pulled the plug on racing.12:45 p.m. The committee says the accreditation cards that had been issued for Thursday’s ceremony at the stadium in Athens where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896 would not be valid.The body’s headquarters will also remain closed from Monday until further notice.The committee canceled the remainder of the Olympic torch relay last week after crowds gathered in southern Greece to watch part of the torch relay in Sparta, where the torch was carried by actor Gerard Butler.Greek health authorities have warned people to stay home, and have shut down everything from restaurants, bars and cafes to public organized beaches, ski resorts, hair salons and movie theaters, in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.Greece currently has 331 confirmed cases and four deaths.last_img read more

Secure Innovations & Concepts Inc. secures Lennox Braithwaite’s presence at 150th Imperial Meeting

first_imgONE of Guyana’s tested, tried and proven fullbore top shooters, who have made their mark at the Caribbean level where Guyana has dominated for many a year, Lennox Braithwaite, has received full sponsorship to compete at the 150th Imperial Meeting of the National Rifle Association of England, set for July this year.Having been to what is commonly known as Bisley seven times before, Braithwaite, who first attended in 1988, and won an event then known as ‘Gorka Appeal’, will make his eighth trip, fully sponsored, compliments of Secure Innovations and Concepts Inc., located at D’Urban Backlands.On Monday, Managing Director Harold ‘Top Gun’ Hopkinson handed over a cheque to Braithwaite valued at $1.2M which represents full sponsorship for the July event in England which will attract the best exponents of the sport from around the world.Also attending the simple but significant presentation were vice-president of the Guyana National Rifle Association (GuyanaNRA), Colonel Enoch Gaskin, secretary Ryan Sampson and Fullbore vice-captain Dylan Fields.Hopkinson, in brief remarks, before handing over the cheque said that he has always had the view that athletes should not be running around and literally be begging for sponsorship when they want to represent the Golden Arrowhead.“The reason I am doing this is because I believe that athletes should go out there and perform – not go about the place searching and sourcing funds, begging, begging, begging, no. I do believe that corporate entities should start backing our athletes more even through established federations and associations.”Braithwaite expressed his delight to Hopkinson and Secure Innovations and Concepts for being fully sponsored for this historic event.“Mr Hopkinson from time to time would have sponsored me in the past. In fact, my rifle known as ‘The Beast’ would have been sponsored by Mr Hopkinson. I do pledge to make Guyana, Mr Hopkinson, my family and my club, proud on this occasion.”Responding on behalf of the GuyanaNRA, vice-captain Fields said that he was very pleased that Secure Innovations Inc. and Mr Hopkinson have been able to partner with the association by taking up the tab fully for Braithwaite.“I also would like to encourage other corporate bodies to do likewise as it is important for the nation to have its best athletes able to focus of representing well rather than having to take on the burden of running around for sponsorship as well.”Many of the top shooters from England had made the long journey to Guyana two years ago to celebrate with GuyanaNRA when it celebrated its 150th Anniversary, which had also coincided with the hosting of the West Indies Fullbore Shooting Championships.Competing at the 2014 Imperial Meeting (the last time he participated), Braithwaite ended 40th of 800 shooters and made the Queens Final which attracted the top marksmen gunning for the top prize of £250, which had been presented to the first winner of the competition 150 years ago, 1860 to be exact. That amount has been maintained through the years.Following is the history of the competition as taken from the National Rifle Association Website:The first Imperial Meeting was contested on Wimbledon Common, in south-west London, in 1860 when Queen Victoria fired the first shot and gave a prize of £250 to the best individual marksman. Originally the meeting was only available to Volunteers (regular and reserve military personnel) using the issued service rifle of the day.Yesterday the National Rifle Association held the Imperial Meeting as an open competition, with the aim to promote and encourage marksmanship throughout the Queen’s (or King’s) dominions. It has grown to include many different disciplines.The largest entry is for Target Rifle, which dominates the final week of the meeting and culminates with the final of the Queen’s Prize.The Queen’s Prize remains the premier award for the meeting’s top shot, with the £250 prize still given to the winner.Host to the competition is The National Shooting Centre – Bisley, the world renowned ranges complex, covering virtually all forms of shooting from air rifle to 1200 yards full-bore shooting. Set in 3 000 acres of heathland; Bisley is as unique in character as it is in the variety of ranges it offers.The atmosphere at Bisley is second to none, with friendships made and renewed on the firing ranges every year, but the event does not end with the shooting: the famous Bisley clubs take over and between shoots and at the end of each day, competitors enjoy the Bisley hospitality at its best.last_img read more

Defensive inconsistency costs Syracuse in loss to Pittsburgh

first_imgSyracuse knew it had to play well at the start of its Big East schedule to prove it was worthy of playing in the postseason. So far, SU’s struggles in conference play are not helping that cause.Although the Orange (9-11, 1-4 Big East) pulled off a 3-2 win on Friday against South Florida, it couldn’t close out the weekend on a positive note, losing 3-0 to Pittsburgh (11-9, 2-4) in the Women’s Building in front of 310 fans on Sunday. The challenge of finding a consistent libero cost Syracuse another conference loss.Freshman Silvi Uattara had 15 kills, and sophomore Andrea Fisher finished with six. Sophomore Nicolette Serratore led the Orange with nine digs, while senior Zoe Guzman and freshman Gosia Wlaszczuk both had eight.The Orange has played strongly coming out of its timeouts in recent matches. When the Panthers led 18-14 in the first set, Syracuse head coach Leonid Yelin called timeout to try to regroup his team, hoping to give it a chance at an attack.Pittsburgh won the first point out of the timeout, but Syracuse stayed with it. SU cut Pittsburgh’s lead to 20-17, but when the referees made a questionable inbounds ball to the disagreement of Yelin, the Panthers gained momentum and ran away with a 25-22 set win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“To me, it didn’t seem right,” Yelin said of the call. “But in the end, it didn’t really matter.”Pittsburgh went on to control the entire second set. Syracuse jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but Panthers head coach Toby Rens called a timeout, and from there Pitt ran all the way to a 25-16 set win, prompting Yelin to make some changes at the libero position.Yelin replaced Serratore with Guzman for the third set.The entire team showed sloppy play and careless errors in the third set, contributing to a 25-18 set loss.Still, even when the Orange trailed 24-15, it gave one final push. Syracuse won the next three points to inch the score to 24-18, but Pittsburgh came out of a timeout ready to close it out. The Panthers did exactly that, winning the next point to seal the match.Serratore had 13 digs at the libero position on Friday against South Florida, but Yelin continues the search for a consistent defensive specialist. A down performance on Sunday amplified the need for stability at libero.“We are changing because none of them give us any consistency,” Yelin said. “We tried both of them (Serratore and Guzman) because Nico was here. In practice, we were looking at Nico. She’s a good player all around but she couldn’t give us consistency all around.”Serratore said a loss of focus was the reason Yelin swapped liberos.“He’s just trying to find the libero that will be there for every single game,” Serratore said. “He just wanted to give me a break and let Zoe come in, and she did a great job. She went in there relaxed.”Guzman said she was not pleased, as she thinks she could have done better. The team has had difficulty finding consistency at libero.“We’ve been struggling to find a mentally strong person to stand out there and last the whole game,” Guzman said. Comments Published on October 7, 2012 at 11:49 pm Contact Austin: arpollac@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Carson Lee Ward, 75, Caldwell: April 18, 1940 – March 3, 2016

first_imgOn Wednesday, March 3, 2016, the hands that worked, the mind that taught and the heart that loved for over 75 years grew still. Carson Lee Ward was born on April 18, 1940, to Jack and Eileen (Lebeda) Ward in Caldwell, Kansas. As the second of seven children, with siblings Diana (Karl) Wentzel, Jody (Janie), Terry (Pak), Monty (Diedra), J Rex, and Liana, life growing up was never boring!Carson attended Cashatt country school from 1st through 8th grade, then on to Caldwell High School, graduating in the class of 1958. He furthered his education at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, where he participated in track and was a monitor at Broadhurst Hall. During this time, he not only earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree, but also caught the eye of Miss Nina Marie Branine of Cheney, Kansas, whom he married on December 22, 1961. This union was blessed with four children: Kristi (Bob) Merritt, Quinn (Vicki), Karla (Gary) Davis, and Cory (Tammy); 12 grandchildren: Tanner Merritt, Devan Whaley, Ashleigh (Iwan) Broodryk, Quinci (Matt) Hiedeman, Kelsi (Austin) Barlow, Austin Merritt, Carli Ward, Tyson Merritt, Darin Ward, Colten Ward, Tylyn Ward and Christian Ward; and 3 great grandchildren: Noah Hiedeman, McKinley Hiedeman and Annelise Barlow.Carson taught math at Mulvane High School before moving to Caldwell to be closer to the family farm. He taught math and physics at Caldwell High School before entering full time wheat and cattle farming on the LX Ranch, where he eventually built the current family home in 1975.  The original stone house provided many years of genealogy and historical research, one of his favorite pastimes.Carson’s faith and steadfast support for community and family show in everything he has accomplished. He enjoyed working with the Caldwell Historical Society, served as president of the Sumner County Fair Board, as well as the Board of Education for USD 360.  He was an active member of the Caldwell United Methodist Church and loved hosting and attending Sunday School parties.Peanuts and pitch around the card tables became a weekly staple with friends and a birthday didn’t pass without request for a white cake, with white frosting!  Carson proudly wore his Bluejay blue and was the biggest fan when it came to the events of his kids and grandkids.  The familiar red diary on the night stand is now forever closed, but a legacy resides in the previous volumes on the shelf.Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Caldwell, Kansas.Interment was in the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell.Memorials may be given in memory of Carson to the United Methodist Church or to the Sumner County Fair Association.To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary 6 N. Main Caldwell, Kansas.last_img read more