Wellington Art Walk features 4 artists this Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at downtown businesses

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — This Friday afternoon, three Wellington downtown business owners will be holding its second monthly “First Friday Wellington Art Walk Downtown,” running from 5 to 7 p.m.The event started in December, and is a new promotion by Wellington downtown owners to not only bring people to the business district but to promote Wellington’s burgeoning number of local artists and craftsman in the south-central Kansas area.This month’s feature artists include: •Samson Ledesma at The Gold Corner.•Bill Wisely from Backyard Wood X-Pressions at Barbara Jons.•Norma Strunk ceramics at Pea Pod Consignment Gallery.•Jessica Vega at the Slate Creek Book Store.The Wellington Downtown Art Work is the brainchild of Gary Streepy, owner of the Pea Pod Consignment Gallery at 115 S. Washington in Wellington which opened its doors this fall.“This is the second of what I hope is of many Art Walks in Wellington,” Streepy said. “We will do this on the first Friday night of each new month. The hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m.”Streepy said Pea Pod has participated in the Final Friday Art Crawl in Wichita for the past year.“We have found it a great way to get people in to see our store,” Streepy said. “The idea is to feature original artwork of local artists and offer free snacks and refreshments for the guests.”It started Friday, Dec. 7 in Wellington. Pea Pod gallery featured art by Rose and Brent Litsey. Brent created the mascot for the Art Walk that you see above.“We are thinking about naming him ‘Willie,’” Streepy said.Barbara Jons featured Brooke Kuehnny in December, an artist from Caldwell.The three featured artists this month are good ones.As the advertisement below states, The Gold Corner will be featuring one of Wellington’s own. Ledesma is a Wellington High School graduate, who is now a professional illustrator.His original drawings and prints will be featured from 5 to 7 p.m. at the jewelry store located on 102 N. Washington.Next door at Barbara Jons, Wisely is from Conway Springs, who is known for baking goods. He also does wood working and will have some of his wares on display at the new gift shop in Wellington at 104 North Washington.At Pea Pod Consignment the featured artist Strunk is from Wichita and she will be featuring various ceramic creations.At Slate Creek Books, Vega will be featuring drawings and paintings mostly of local landscapes and trees.Samples of Norma Strunk ceramics. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +9 Vote up Vote down Small Town Boy · 393 weeks ago Kansas City also has a “First Fridays” event in the Crossroads District year-round that is very successful. I am so glad to see Gary Streepy get this going in Wellington, as there are so many talented people in the area that don’t have regular outlets with which to share their talents. I hope the community embraces this opportunity and I hope to see it flourish! Report Reply 0 replies · active 393 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Wellington Gal · 393 weeks ago I’m excited to see this! Report Reply 0 replies · active 393 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Jupiter Husband Who Claimed his Wife had COVID-19 is Charged with her Death

first_imgA Jupiter man is charged with the kidnapping and murder his estranged wife after he told cops she had been hospitalized at Jupiter Medical Center for a severe case of coronavirus, police said.David Anthony, 43, of Jupiter, is being held without bond at a jail in Palm Beach County on charges of second-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of his 51-year-old wife, Gretchen, whose body has not been found, WPTV reports.Anthony, who was arrested some 1,900 miles away in New Mexico on March 31, is suspected of killing his wife 10 days earlier.Days after the alleged slaying, at least five people got troubling text messages that were purportedly sent by the woman on March 23 and 24, according to an arrest report obtained by the station.In one message, Gretchen Anthony said she was being “quarantined” for two weeks after being infected with an “acute case” of COVID-19. The messages also indicated she was being held by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or “CDC,” as one text read, after she was diagnosed at Jupiter Medical Center, police said.David Anthony told a Jupiter police detective that Gretchen was being treated at the hospital for the virus, but hospital records showed no indication she was there, despite the woman’s blue Mini Cooper being found in its parking lot, the station reports.A neighbor of the couple’s later told cops she heard a “woman’s voice let out a blood curdling scream” sometime on March 21, police said.“No! No, it hurts,” the neighbor recalled the woman saying.Cops found two bottles of cleaning solution and a rag in the couple’s kitchen, as well as towels that had a “reddish substance” that appeared to be blood, police said.Video from Gretchen Anthony’s home also shows a person investigators say is her estranged husband carrying an “unknown object” into her porch on March 21, police said.Gretchen then walked onto the porch before “muffled yelling” is heard. A security camera in a garage then showed a “blood soaked head of light colored hair” on a motionless body as David Anthony walked in the background, police said.A judge on Thursday denied bond for Anthony, who has been extradited to Florida, WPTV reports.last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESFLAVIEN PRAT, WINNER:  “This is a good way to start off the New Year.  It’s nice to win a race like this for Peter.  We broke sharp and he was a little tough with me on the backside, but once I got him covered up, he dropped the bit and relaxed beautifully.  He’s a very consistent horse and at this distance, he’s really tough.”TRAINER QUOTESPETER MILLER, TEXAS WEDGE, WINNER: “When turf racing stopped in Kentucky, it was either turn him out or bring him home and we wanted to bring him home. That horse (Bay Muzik) has a lot of speed and he showed it.  My other horse Captain Scotty tracked him and I thought for a second he was going to win it but then Texas Wedge got jostled around, he broke super sharp and we didn’t want him that close. Flavien did a great job as always and got him to settle and made that run.” NOTES: The winning owners are Altamira Racing Stable, Rafter JR Ranch LLC, STD Racing Stable and Miller, A.last_img read more

Ramsey: a false investment by Juve

first_imgJuventus has moved very well in recent years in the transfer market, managing to sign high level players at zero cost, for example Adrien Rabiot, Emre Can or Dani Alves. This summer has also arrived Aaron Ramsey, coming from Arsenal, after being free with the set gunner. In return, the midfielder He signed a contract until 2023 that placed him as the Briton with the highest base salary, with a salary of about 24.5 million euros. But his 777 minutes in 19 games throughout this season do not justify his salary. Much of the season has been lost due to minor injuries, and although Maurizio Sarri says it will be more important in the second leg of the campaign, the truth is that Juve plans to make a box with him, as it picks up Daily Mail. 8 A series* Data updated as of February 10, 2020 Selling the 29-year-old would mean a good injection of money into the coffers of the Italian club while lightening up a great salary, although it would be necessary to see if another club is for the work of approaching its card. Not being an indisputable holder means that the transfer poster can be hung up when summer arrives, since so far the two goals he has been leading do not justify his hiring. In any case, it will not be easy to find suitors, as well as that the player wants to leave at the first exchange without having demonstrated what he is capable of or knowing that the club that buys him would surely pay him less.last_img read more

The World Bank: A Friend in Need and in Deed

first_imgWorld Bank Group (WBG) President Jim Yong Kim paid an emergency visit with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday, to reassure her, the Liberian government and people of the Bank’s determination to help redress the drastic economic downturn which the deadly Ebola virus has caused the nation.President Kim stressed that in addition to the US$200 million  and other resources which the Bank had already provided in the anti-Ebola battle, it will continue to support Liberia until the virus is decisively  defeated.  But, he declared, “We don’t need to wait to get to zero to start working on the economic recovery.”Then President Kim told President Sirleaf pointedly the purpose of his emergency visit: “Our second area of support is agricultural production.  Agriculture is a key pillar of the Liberian economy and we are concerned that agricultural production has dropped as a result of the epidemic.”In the spirit of a true and trusted friend, President Kim added: We will help Liberian farmers recover from this crisis.  We must make sure that the Ebola outbreak is not followed by a food insecurity crisis.”What more can one ask of a friend who comes to see and help another while he or she is sick, but looks beyond the sickness to help the patient become firmly reestablished in the post-recovery period?In addition to helping Liberia improve its agricultural production, President Kim told President Sirleaf that the WGB was poised to assist in improving selected infrastructure “that are critical for economic competitiveness.”  This includes access to electricity and road and bridge construction that connects   farmers to markets.We sincerely thank President Kim for coming personally, not through a mission, to deliver this magnificent message of hope.  Liberia can thank its lucky stars that this first independent African Republic was present when the Bretton Woods institutions—the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and others—were created following the establishment of the United Nations in 1945.  President Sirleaf recalled that the Bank has been engaged with Liberia since the early 1960s and has played a pivotal role in the country’s post-war reconstruction.Now that we have been reassured of the commitment and support of the world’s preeminent financial institution in our post-Ebola recovery, what, may we ask, can Liberia and Liberians do for themselves?For this newspaper has constantly cautioned in its editorials that all the external help we are given will amount to nothing if we do not help ourselves.What do we mean?  We think it is not an accident that World Bank President Kim first touched on AGRICULTURE in the several development initiatives he outlined to help Liberia rebuild her Ebola- devastated economy.Let us quickly be reminded that Liberian agriculture declined long before Ebola.  This newspaper which has,  since its founding in 1981 and until now, carried a weekly  Agriculture column, has for sometime now been calling attention to Liberia’s  agricultural decline.  We recently carried an alarming report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) which stated that there was serious food insecurity in Liberia.  Most particularly, FAO said that even the nation’s leading breadbasket, Lofa  County, was suffering from food insecurity!We made an editorial comment on that, too, but never heard a word from Agriculture Minister Florence Chenoweth.  She treated the FAO report with the benign neglect with which she has treated the entire agricultural sector in Liberia.   When she met a Daily Observer editorial team several years ago, she described as “untrue” a complaint relayed to her from the people of Todee that they had not seen an agricultural  extension agent in 15 years.  Yet, where are the extension agents.  All we see is pickups—given by some donor(s) carrying agricultural slogans.  We don’t even grow coffee anymore; and our cocoa production is down, down, down.  So are other tree crops, such as citrus—grape fruit, lime, oranges and tangerine.Even the rubber farmers are complaining.  The government, through the Central Bank, has pumped into commercial banks US$5 million to help farmers deal with the downturn in the world rubber price, to keep their farms open.  Does Agriculture Minister know that most of the farmers still do not have access to those funds.  Does she even care?We think that if President Sirleaf truly appreciates the agricultural help which  President Kim is offering to boost Liberian agriculture, she should find a new Agriculture Minister who can DO something in this vital, crucial, critical, indeed ALL-IMPORTANT sector of our economy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Delinquent City Hall begs for rates and taxes payment to pay NIS debt

first_imgMayor of Georgetown, Ubraj Narine is appealing to residents in the capital city to pay their rates and taxes so that City Hall, which has been delinquent in its payments to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), can pay off its debt.Georgetown Mayor, Ubraj NarineIt was recently reported that City Hall owes NIS some $218 million. The Mayor said that the treasurer and finance Committee are exploring options to have this issue resolved.“They are looking at how we can be able to honour those obligations,” he said while adding, “We are appealing to the public to pay their taxes so we can get our NIS and so clear. Everything is about money and to be honest, City Hall is really cash-strapped where we can’t afford it.On this note, the Mayor admitted that the situation becomes so severe at times that the Council is unable to pay staffers some months. According to the Insurance Act, it is a criminal offence if entities fail to pay their contributions by the due date. Those who refuse to pay can be prosecuted.Last August, City Hall workers took to the streets in front of City Hall as they protested the non-payment of NIS contributions among others. It was reported that City Hall deducts the NIS contributions, PAYE, and credit union dues from the earnings of workers but do not pay the relevant agencies.It was explained that on many occasions workers have visited the NIS and were unable to get any money for spectacles or sick leave since the Council has been delinquent in its payments.Following the protest, the then Town Clerk, Royston King met with the workers’ union and a payment plan was agreed to, to address these concerns.NIS deficitWith agencies like City Hall failing to pay up their contributions, NIS recorded a whopping $748 million deficit during the first half of this year.This was evident in the Finance Ministry’s Half Year report which explained that the insurance scheme recorded an overall deficit of $748.4 million for the year, compared to the $715.6 million it recorded in the same half-year period for 2018. Revenue collection so far for 2019 was $11.9 billion, 9.7 per cent more than the same period for 2018.“This improved position resulted from higher wage bands, on account of an increase in wages and salaries, as well as improved collection of outstanding contributions from delinquent employers,” the report says.last_img read more

US$20M+ upgrade of Internet services underway – GTT

first_imgAfter topping the list of complaints before the Public Utility Commission (PUC) last year, Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) is shelling out millions in a bid to improve Internet services in outlying areas.While addressing media operatives at a press conference on Tuesday, GTT Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Justin Nedd said the company has so far expended US$20 million on its Fibre to the Home (FTTH) project. According to Nedd, that US$20 million capital expenditure price tag is steadily rising.“This is really an investment in the future of the country… what I see is customers want faster Internet,” Nedd said. “They want reliable Internet. They don’t care ifGTT is pursuing their fibre-optic rollout programmeyou deliver that Internet in a paper bag or a fibre-optic cable. So (its) based on the geography of the particular area. (But) as we continue to deploy, we look for the best technology to give people the fastest possible speed.”“For a very linear, long stretch, 200 houses deep area, you might use a different technology to a densely populated area like central Georgetown. But specifically for the fibre to the home project, this is a very significant project. This is modern and future proof stuff. It’s not something available in every part of the US,” he further explained.He noted that there are several considerations when installing this technology, including population density. But hand in hand with the company’s continued expansion, Nedd revealed that Internet traffic has been on the rise and has grown by more than 13 per cent.Most visitors, the CEO said, go to Google, Netflix and Facebook. He explained that there are 6000 first time Internet customers and a waiting list of 4000 applicants. While this is a lot, Nedd noted that the company would be able to meet the needs of the country.According to the PUC in its 2017 annual report, a total of 296 complaints were received against GTT for last year. This figure is almost double the complaints received about Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) service. Coming in a distant third was the Guyana Water Inc (GWI), as 38 complaints were recorded. U mobile cellular incorporated (Digicel) customers registered a mere three complaints for the year.“The complaints received from GT&T followed the same trend as previous years with the majority of complaints received pertaining to technical issues. GTT has advised that the company is in the process of providing new technological installations to some of the areas which were previously served by the obsolete Fixed Wireless System (FWA),” the report noted.“Data service via Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology is being offered to the Essequibo Coast. Areas such as La Grange on the West Bank of Demerara that was once served by the obsolete FWA system benefited from Fibre to the Home (FTTH),” the report adds.The PUC expressed expectations that other areas would benefit during the year 2018 as GTT continued its FTTH rollout. It also noted that the company has been installing its new Blaze system using fibre as opposed to copper technologies.According to the report “the upgrade for existing DSL customers requires a new application for service, for which new Internet equipment, backup power supply and a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone will be provided. The telephone through the fibre-optic network thus becomes an Internet phone where the local telephone number will remain the same and the service will not be susceptible to some of the challenges inherent with copper.”last_img read more

Nine of English football’s biggest clubs to suffer relegation

first_img 9 9 9 Aston Villa’s European champions are ripped apart culminating in relegation – Five years after beating Bayern in the 1982 European Cup, it all went wrong for Villa and they were relegated. That victorious squad was ripped apart, with Gordon Cowans, Dennis Mortimer and Tony Morley among those to go and after a steady decline, the club went down, returning with Graham Taylor the following season having finished second behind Millwall in Division Two. 9 Leeds’ financial woes lead to Championship football – It has been a circus at Elland Road since Leeds were relegated from the Premier League in 2004 and the club could not be further from the side which reached the 2001 Champions League semi-final. Financial problems and comedy chairmen have ensured their return to the big time is some way off. Champions Man City mount terrible title defence – City were enjoying the 30s, as they followed up their 1934 FA Cup win with league glory in 1937. However, the following season they were relegated despite scoring more goals than any other team – 80 – and they only bounced back when football returned following the end of World War II. City were also sent down in 1983, having reached the FA Cup final two years earlier. 9 In the wake of Aston Villa’s relegation from the Premier League, fans have pointed to the club’s proud history.This is a team that won the European Cup, while it was one of the original teams when the Football League was formed in 1888.But no club can be called ‘too big to go down’, as there are numerous examples of big teams suffering relegation as you can see here.Click the arrow above, right, to see nine big clubs who have gone down in the past. Ipswich go down in 1986 – Four years after Bobby Robson left to take over as England manager in 1982 and five after Ipswich won the UEFA Cup, the club were down. They had also won the FA Cup in 1978 and only returned to the top flight when the Premier League was formed in the 1992/93 season. Man United endure lean period in the 70s – click the arrow above, right, for other big-name teams to suffer relegation – No club can be called ‘too big to go down’, but there are examples of big teams suffering relegation such as Man United. Six years before they said goodbye to the top flight at the end of the 1973/74 season, they were European champions, having won the 1967 First Division. They bounced back to the top tier at the first attempt and reached the 1976 FA Cup final where they lost to Southampton. From Premier League to Division One for Blackburn – It all went wrong for Blackburn in 1999 under Brian Kidd. Four years after winning the Premier League, Rovers were down after a 0-0 draw with Kidd’s former side Man United. Graeme Souness guided them back to the top tier in 2001 and their stay in the Premier League ended in 2012. 9 9 Tottenham’s decade of dominance ends with relegation – Spurs bounced back straight away following their relegation in 1977, but it was still tough to take for a team that won the League Cup either side of winning the first ever UEFA Cup final in 1972. Tottenham had also dominated cup competitions in the 1960s, with three FA Cups, a Cup Winners Cup in addition to a First Division title in 1961. 9 9 Cup specialists Forest drop down a division – Forest recorded successive European Cup wins in 1979 and 1980, back-to-back League Cup wins in 1989 and 1990, while they reached the FA Cup final in 1991. But they were relegated in 1993 at the end of the first ever Premier League season, though they were back in the big time under Frank Clark for the 1994/95 campaign, but ended the decade in Division One. Domestic and European big shots Wolves go down in 1976 – Wolves were runners up in the UEFA Cup in 1972, League Cup winners in 1974, while they dominated the league in the 1950s. But in 1976 they suffered relegation in a season which saw Liverpool edge QPR to the title by a point. Wolves bounced back as Division Two champions. last_img read more

Humboldt State football looking to stay perfect in 2017 this weekend against Western Oregon

first_imgArcata >> There have been trips to Monmouth that Rob Smith would probably like to forget. Just as there are ventures north, like the past two years, where Smith and the Jacks were victorious against one of their biggest rivals.They’re hoping for Tic-Tac-Toe, three wins in a row at McArthur Field.With a 2-0 start to the season and a new national ranking in its back pocket, the No. 22 Humboldt State football team heads north to one of the toughest venues in all of the Great Northwest Athletic …last_img

Former Raiders, 49ers linebacker Matt Millen hospitalized, playing a waiting game

first_imgFormer Raiders and 49ers linebacker Matt Millen is in a New Jersey hospital awaiting a heart transplant, NBC Sports’ Peter King has reported.Millen, who won two Super Bowls with the Raiders, one with the 49ers and another with Washington, announced in April that he suffers from amyloidosis, a rare disease — fewer than 200,000 cases are diagnosed each year in the United States — that can affect internal organs.The disease attacked Millen’s heart, which he said in April was working at 30 …last_img