Second annual Herding Heroes will be part of the Sumner County Fair August 5

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Democrats still seek change in Iowa Medicaid managed care

first_imgDES MOINES — Twice this year, Democrats in the Iowa House have been unsuccessful in getting Republicans to vote for a major change in the state’s Medicaid program. Democrats like Lisa Heddens of Ames argue care for about 38,000 intellectually disabled Iowans should no longer be managed by private, for-profit companies.“I’m tired of hearing from the families…knowing nothing is going to change,” Heddens said today during House debate.Private companies oversee long-term services for intellectually disabled Iowans who need a ride to a job or staff assistance in an independent living home. Heddens is the mother of an adult son who is intellectually disabled. His Medicaid benefits have been managed by UnitedHealthcare, the company that’s exiting Iowa’s Medicaid program.“I’m frightened for the future for my son and so are the families that are out there and they are just begging this body to carve out this small population, give them some stability,” Heddens said.Heddens favors a return having state-employed case managers for Medicaid recipients like her son. Iowa Department of Human Services director Jerry Foxhoven said recently the managed care contracts provide protections for Medicaid recipients who have to switch from UnitedHealthcare to company. Governor Reynolds has repeatedly said the state will stick with managed care for all Iowa Medicaid patients, as costs were escalating in the old fee-for-service system.last_img read more

Cheptegei, netballers kick-off Uganda’s CWG campaign

first_imgENGEngland FIJStephen HENRY SportTimeMy TimeVenueEventStatus  SilverRuth Kyalisima1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles  GoldGeorge Oywello1962 PerthBoxingHeavyweight  GoldBoniface Kiprop2006 MelbourneAthletics10,000 metres  GoldMohamed Muruli1974 ChristchurchBoxingWelterweight MedalNameGamesSportEvent  SilverJoseph Lubega2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Heavyweight 2006 Melbourne201315 1982 Brisbane030318  GoldGodfrey Nyakana1990 AucklandBoxingLightweight (– 60 kg) *** UGAUganda  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics5,000 metres PNGMadako Junior SUARI 14:307:30Oxenford Studios, Squash Crt 4Men’s Singles Round of 64  SilverPeter Rwamuhanda1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles  SilverThomas Kawere1958 CardiffBoxingWelterweight  SilverVictor Byarugaba1982 BrisbaneBoxingLight Middleweight  SilverLeo Rwabwogo1970 EdinburghBoxingFlyweight 1974 Christchurch243910 UGAMichael KAWOOYA 1994 Victoria002224  SilverJames Odwori1974 ChristchurchBoxingLight Flyweight  SilverAli Rojo1974 ChristchurchBoxingBantamweight 1970 Edinburgh33179 2014 Glasgow104518 UGAUganda  GoldJustin Juuko1990 AucklandBoxingLight Flyweight (– 48 kg) UGAIan RUKUNYA  GoldDorcus Inzikuru2006 MelbourneAthletics3000m Steeplechase Uganda medals Commonwealth games GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotalRank  GoldAyub Kalule1974 ChristchurchBoxingLightweight 1998 Kuala Lumpur001132 FILE PHOTO: Cheptegei will dominate the 5000m final in the absence of Mo Farah and Kamworwor.  GoldBenson Masanda1970 EdinburghBoxingHeavyweightcenter_img  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2014 GlasgowAthletics10,000 metres UGAEkirikubinza TIBATEMWA DAY ONE SCHEDULE FOR UGANDA – Thu, 5 Apr 19:3212:32Oxenford Studios – BoxingMen’s 64kg Round of 32 2010 Delhi200218  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics10,000 metres 2002 Manchester020230 1990 Auckland202411  Team UgandaAthletics: Ayikoru Scovia, Leni Shida, Nanziri Emily, Nakaayi Halima, Nannyondo Winnie, Ajok Dorcus, Juliet Chekwel, Chelangat Mercyline, Chesang Stella, Lalam Josephine, Adome Pius, Alli Ngaimoko, Opiny Leonard, Musagala Ronald, Chemutai Albert, Kipyeko Phillip, Cheptegei Joshua, Thomas Ayeko, Toroitich Timothy, Kiplimo Jacob, Chesakit Alex, Chemonges Robert, Mutai Munyo Solomon.Badminton: Bangi Shamim Bridget, Nakiyemba Aisha, Kasirye Brian, Ekiring EdwinBoxing: Bwogi Musa, Kiiza Joshua, Muwonge Latibu, Nasir Bashir, Simbwa RegarnCycling: Kagimu Charles, Sekanga ViennaNetball team: Lilian Ajio, Irene Akello, Kizza Betty, Birungi Conchepta, Nanyonga Florence, Nakabuye Hadijah, Nakacwa Halima, Achan Jesca, Nampungu Joan, Procovia Peace, Nanyonga Racheal, Meme Ruth, Nanfuka Stella, Oyella Stella, Namuwaya MuhayiminaRugby team: Ijongat James, Kasiita Eric, Kasito Adrian, Kermundu Kevin, Kisiga Timonty, Manano Achaji, Odongo Marvin, Ogena Pius, Oketayot Byron, Okia Solomon, Okorach Michael, Wokorach Phillip, Sebuliba Kayiwa, Ruhweza-Ayera Desire, Magowu Ivan, Muwumba Timothy Mudoola, Jadwong Joseph, Ofoyrwoth Aaron 12:305:30Oxenford Studios, Squash Crt 6Men’s Singles Round of 64  GoldJames Odwori1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Flyweight First in action will be swimmer Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza in the Men’s 50 butterfly heats from 5.30am Thursday, weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko, followed by squash player Ian Rukunya who takes on Fiji’s Stephen Henry in the round of 64, before African champions  Uganda take on netball favorites New Zealand from 11.30am.Day-one for Uganda will also see badminton action, with mixed team play for Ugandans Shamim Bangi, Aisha Nakiyemba, Brian Kasirye and Edwin Ekiring against England, then in boxing, light welterweight Kavuma Ssemujju in the round of 32 from midday. Squash player Michael Kawooya will take on Junior Sauri of Papua New Guinea in the round of 64 and swimmer Avice Meya splashes in 50m women event.Uganda’s history at Commonwealth games 1958 Cardiff010117 ***** Total1315214918 Gold Coast, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT |  Hours after today’s Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, Ugandan netballers, weightlifters, swimmers, badminton and squash players jump into action as 11 days of competition start in Australia’s Gold Coast on Thursday.After Wednesday’s opening ceremony, about 4,300 athletes from 71 nations and territories will compete across 23 sports in Gold Coast, a beach-fringed city in Australia’s east. Squash: Rukunya Ivan, Kawooya MichaelSwimming: Meya Avice (women) and Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza Elisha (men)Weightlifting: Irene Kasubo, Kalidi Batuusa, Julius Ssekitoleko, Ssempereza HakimTable Tennis: Nyaika Ronald (men), Nambozo Halima (women)Shooting: Mungoma CleopatraTweets about #GC2018 uganda  SilverSilver Ayoo1974 ChristchurchAthletics400 metres  GoldMohamed Muruli1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Welterweight  SilverMohamed Kayongo2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Welterweight 18:3211:32Gold Coast Conv & Exhib CentreWomen Pool B ENGLuke McCORMACK 11:234:23Optus Aquatic CentreMen’s 50m Butterfly Heat 1 1954 Vancouver010114  SilverPatrick Etolu1954 VancouverAthleticsHigh Jump 1962 Perth114611 14:017:01Carrara Sports Arena 2Mixed Team Event Group Play Stage – Group C  SilverWilliam Koskei1970 EdinburghAthletics400 metres hurdles 1966 Kingston001119  SilverShadrack Odhiambo1974 ChristchurchBoxingFeatherweight NZLNew Zealand  SilverKesi Odongo1962 PerthBoxingLightweight  SilverDeogratias Musoke1970 EdinburghBoxingFeatherweight UGAKavuma SSEMUJJU Athletics remains Uganda’s main hope for medals, and the tone of the country’s performance at this Commonwealth Games will be set in the event’s day-one when Joshua Cheptegei runs in the 5000m final on Sunday.Cheptegei came close to gold at the World Championships 10,000m race last year, edged by Mo Farah in a tough final. He skipped his favourite 5000m race due to fatigue at the World Championships, and the schedule this time makes him a firm bet to do the double.The double was achieved by Moses Kipsiro in Delhi in 2010, winning the 5000 and 10,000m gold.Uganda has taken part in every Games since 1954 (with exception of 1978) and has this time sent a team of 69 to compete.The contingent comprises boxers, badminton players, cyclists, swimmers, squash, rugby and netball players. Other disciplines are shooting, table tennis and weight lifting.**** Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Kaneta goes clear at Greenwood

first_img3rd Mike Johns (14) 35ptsNear Pins: B2 Mashi Kaneta, B5 Paul Smith, C3 Paul Hack, C6 Steve YoungerLong Putts: C9 Steve Younger, B9 Alex FieldWe had 13 eager starters to tackle Greenwood golf course, all taking advantage of the vouchers on offer.  It’s good to see that the courses are offering prices as numbers are down and seasons (high & low) are no different.We played B & C nines from the yellow tees, and although at 6,100 yards a little short for some, the tricky par 5’s sorted most out.  The course was in good nick although we needed to play ‘pick clean and place’ as the course did have some water in places.  The weather was also good to us, a bit of a breeze would have been nice as it did get hotter as the day got longer.With only the 1 division it was Mashi Kaneta who came up trumps, returning a tidy 37 points to finish 2 shots clear of a bottleneck of 3 players all fighting it out for 2 podium places.  Getting the nod was Glenn Smith with Mike Johns taking third while Paul Smith that was the unlucky golfer. Glenn Smith (left) with Mashi Kaneta.The Growling Swan Golf SocietyMonday, July 24, Greenwood – Stableford1st Mashi Kaneta (15) 37pts2nd Glenn Smith (26) 35ptslast_img read more

Jan Andersson wins Pattaya Sports Club Championship 2020

first_imgIt was good to be back on this great course, particularly the A & B nines, always a great favourite. Over the last 10 years, Khao Kheow has been the most regular venue for the PSC Club Championships, with only a couple of visits to Burapha and one last year at Bangpra. Mike, the Burapha GM, gave us an excellent rate for the two days as well as granting us permission to walk the course, even though one or two caddies found it a bit difficult.The course was in its usual pristine condition, which was well appreciated by many and together with excellent golfing weather, all was set for a great day out.Tim and his team collected the cards at the end of the day and. ably assisted by Treasurer John Player’s computer skills, Tim set about producing the starting times for Wednesday until late in the evening, ready for the girls in the PSC office to prepare all the cards.Gross Runner Up – Jack Grindvold.Congratulations to participants on Wednesday, who all arrived on time. For the stroke players, they were pushed back to the blue tees just to give them a little more of a challenge, particularly with their short game as it was not so easy to reach all the par 4s in two.Jack Grindvold, playing off 5, was definitely the pre-tournament favourite, having won the previous two years; however, there were a couple of other low markers who had other ideas. In the end, Jack said he messed up one hole in particular which cost him his hat-trick, losing by one shot to Jan Andersson on 154. Peter Nixon took the Day 1 stroke win with 76 and Dave Stockman, who admitted he wasn’t all that keen to play from the longer blues on Day 2, surprised himself with a very fine 75.Stableford Plate Winner – Reijo Heiskanen.Reijo Heiskanen had an amazing overall Stableford score of 89 to take the trophy with Pierre Zbinden, the runner-up on a very respectable 84. Overall stroke (net) went to Richard Kubicki on 143 with Dave Smith taking 2nd on 144, on c/b from Tommy Wickman.The newly appointed general manager at the Amari in Pattaya offered the PSC a great deal to host the presentation and they definitely did not disappoint, providing us with a first class service and a fine spread of food, including a lovely choice of tempting desserts.After everyone had enjoyed refreshments it was time for the presentation and announcement of the results.Stableford Plate Runner-Up – Pierre Zbinden.Nigel called order and welcomed all the introduced PSC President Peter Malhotra who expressed his appreciation for the support shown by PSC members to the benefit of many local charities.Jack then took over to announce the results, keeping the staff on the run, distributing the many prizes to be awarded, as quickly as possible.NOTE: The next PSC tournament will be a 2 person scramble at Parichat on Tuesday 18th Feb for a 9.30am shotgun start. Full details coming soon, sign up please at the PSC Office as usual.Overall Net Stroke Winner – Richard Kubicki.Overall Net Stroke Runner-Up -Dave Smith. Winner, Jan Andersson keeps a firm hold of his trophy. (L to R) Ing (PSC Office Manager), Jan, Peter Malhotra (PSC President), Jack Moseley (PSC Golf Chairman), Tim Knight (PSC Vice President) and Fang (PSC Office Staff).Monday Jan. 20 – Wed. Jan. 22 Burapha Golf Course A and BThe 2020 PSC Club Championship took place on the excellent A and B nines of Burapha Golf Course. Winner, Jan Andersson wins PSC Club Championship1 of 38 76 signed up to play on the first day, including seven ladies; however three late withdrawals left 73 starters who were all on time to be registered and welcomed by the usual team of VP Tim, Nigel and Ing, with Golf Chairman Jack managing the start as usual.On Monday, the first group was away ahead of the 9am tee time, only slipping a bit as the day progressed; on Weds, it all ran a little smoother with 79 players, starting about 6 minutes early and finishing exactly on time. Loading…Sponsored ContentThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

Conservation on the Calendar for 2016

first_imgBy Laura D.C. KolnoskiThe Monmouth Conservation Foundation is expanding its outreach in 2016 to more inclusively reach all ages and more towns with its message of preserving and enjoying our shared natural habitats and the creatures therein. New acquisitions are also in the works to increase and secure the county’s dwindling green space.Founded in 1977, the 501(c) 3 Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF) has saved over 22,500 acres of open space, farmland, woodlands, and wetlands at 63 sites countywide. While long successful in getting concerned citizens with deep pockets to attend high profile events and support the MCF’s activities, the organization is placing increased emphasis on instilling understanding of and respect for the environment on younger citizens.In 2013, the MCF initiated its Kids for Conservation Program for preschool and kindergarten students. The academic enrichment program teaches youngsters about the environment with an age appropriate curriculum focused on land and wildlife protection and conservation. Lesson plans are provided to schools to help students create related art projects. The MCF awards prizes to schools based on creativity and how the class demonstrated what they learned.“Kids for Conservation is expanding to include high school and community groups through planting pollinator gardens, so it’s not just the youngsters anymore,” said MCF executive director since 2012, William D. Kastning. “We are expanding environmental outreach in 2016 with the introduction of an awareness campaign, ‘Project Pollinator’ about the importance of protecting pollinator species such as butterflies, birds, bats, and bees.”The project’s goal is to inspire the creation of habitats in schools, community, and private gardens while increasing awareness of environmental threats pollinator species face. The foundation is partnering with Monmouth University and other educational institutions to develop curriculum for participating schools. Some schools will be visited by a Monmouth University student teacher who will lead the class in interactive exercises about pollinators. More details on the program, expected to launch this spring, will be available at the MCF website: monmouthconservation.org.Monmouth Conservation Director William Kastning“We are expanding our focus to be more outreach-oriented and our children’s programs are a big part of that,” Kastning said. “Project Pollinator will have a new urban focus and will include Red Bank, Long Branch, Freehold and Asbury Park kids.”Asbury Park youth have already been engaged through the MCF’s successful fundraising campaign to help bring that city’s 1.3-acre Springwood Avenue Park to fruition. Stepping out of its image as an organization largely interested in rural and more upscale communities, the MCF made headlines when its board of trustees decided to join Asbury’s Interfaith Neighbors, local and county government, and other funding sources in raising and contributing funds to build the park on Asbury’s west side.To support it, the MCF held “hugely successful” events at two popular Asbury Park restaurants that raised $67,000, Kastning said. Afterward, the board added $100,000 to the effort. The project, once empty lots, is scheduled to open this spring.“The board decided to follow the county’s lead with its open space preservation grants, paying after the fact once all is OK to ensure the money is being wisely and well spent,” Kastning said, adding donors welcomed the new urban focus.The foundation does not own any land, but holds conservation and agriculture easements to protect sensitive environments in perpetuity. The binding easements allow landowners to retain ownership while giving up certain rights such as development. In addition to acting as a facilitator in land acquisitions, the MCF stewards the easements and ensures restrictions are upheld.As part of the foundation’s strategic plan, Kastning said 40 properties are currently at various stages in the acquisition process. Working in tandem with the county this year, the MCF will engage with landowners to increase existing parks and target properties for preservation. In Keyport, the 62-acre Aeromarine site, formerly home to military aircraft manufacturing, is being converted to parkland. In Atlantic Highlands, the MCF has been working to remediate and turn a former oil facility with seven bay front acres into a recreation area, preventing 20 homes from being built there. Near the new bridge connecting Red Bank and the River Plaza section of Middletown, the waterfront Swimming River Park will soon be transformed into park featuring passive recreational options including a boat launch and sledding hill.Kastning said MCF’s first annual community meeting will be scheduled in February, open to those seeking to learn about land preservation issues and projects, provide input, and get involved in numerous volunteer opportunities, including Project Pollinator. The nationally recognized and accredited Monmouth Conservation Foundation was founded by the Michael Huber and Judith Stanley Coleman.last_img read more

Hurdlers in great form at Queen’s meet

first_imgSprint Hurdlers were in great form yesterday at the Queen’s-Grace Jackson meet inside the National Stadium.Four records were broken. Excelsior High’s Ackera Nugent sped to a new mark of 11.69 seconds to win the Class Three Girls’ 80 metres hurdles, breaking the old mark of 11.82 set by St Jago’s Kimone McLeod last year. Holmwood Technical’s Dyandra Gray (11.74) and Shamel Robinson (11.84) were second and third, respectively.Holmwood’s Shanette Wilson topped Class Two, winning the 100m hurdles in 13.40 to erase the 14.69 set by Hydel High’s Jada Thomas last year. Vere Technical’s Britany Anderson was second overall in 13.48, with third going to Danielle Dawkins of Queen’s in 14.39.Vere’s Amoi Brown captured the Class One 100m hurdles in 13.75 ahead of Renee Shaw of Excelsior (14.06) and Patrice Watson of Queen’s, 14.57.Competing for his new school, Wolmer’s Boys’, former Calabar High hurdler Alex Robinson smashed the Class One 110m hurdles record. He clocked 13.88, beating the 14.40 set by Calabar’s Sean Selvie last year. Calabar’s pair of Orlando Bennett (13.96) and Lafranz Campbell (14.07) were the next best.Kingston College’s (KC) Timothy Lee was the fourth record breaker in the hurdles. He romped the Class Three 100m event in 13.95 seconds to erase the old mark of 14.28 set by Shaven Carr of Calabar last year. Calabar’s Jerome Campbell was second in 13.98, the same time done by third-place finisher Javelin Granville of St Jago High.KC took the first two places in the Class Two 110m hurdles. Wayne Pinnock and teammate Davion Williams both clocked 14.15. Calabar’s Shaven Carr was third with 14.55.SELECTED RESULTSBOYSClass 1 400m1. Jhevaughn Matherson, KC, 48.562. Dashawn Morrison, KC, 48.683. Travis Jackson, G’Maceo 48.89Class 2 400m1. Shemar Davis, St Jago, 50.252. Jamone Allison, XLCR, 50.773. Nicquaine Henry, C’Bar, 50.87Triple Jump Class 11. Carey McLeod, KC, 15.69m2. Paketo Sudley, JC, 14.29m3. Tevin Dunn, Munro, 14.14mGIRLSClass 3 400m1. Dorlan Nelson, XLCR, 57.02. Jodiann Dixon, Clar, 57.23. Ashley Johnson, St Jago, 58.6Class 2 400m1. Sanique Walker, Vere, 55.522. Michaela Lewis, Queen’s, 56.713. Kimarley Francis, St Jago, 56.91Class 1 400m1. Aleisha Kelly, St Jago, 54.602. Nicolee Foster, Holm, 54.923. Osheen Kerr, Holm, 56.04Triple Jump Under 201. Tissanna Hickling, St Jago, 12.90m2. Kemeva Headley, Holm, 12.30m3. Danielle Spence, St Jago, J 11.69mlast_img read more

S. Korea offers to talk with North on Olympics cooperation

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Relations between the Koreas have plunged as North Korea under Kim expanded its weapons programs amid a hard-line stance by Moon’s conservative predecessors. Last year, North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test and test-launched three intercontinental ballistic missiles as part of its push to possess a nuclear missile capable of reaching anywhere in the United States. The North was subsequently hit with toughened U.N. sanctions, and Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump exchanged warlike rhetoric and crude personal insults against each other.Possible inter-Korean talks could provide a temporary thaw in strained inter-Korean ties, but could also weaken U.S.-led international pressure on the North. After the Olympics, inter-Korean ties could become frosty again because North Korea has made it clear that it has no intention of accepting international calls for nuclear disarmament and instead wants to bolster its weapons arsenal in the face of what it calls increasing U.S. threats.In his address Monday, Kim said the United States should be aware that his country’s nuclear forces are now a reality, not a threat. He said he has a “nuclear button” on his office desk, warning that “the whole territory of the U.S. is within the range of our nuclear strike.”He called for improved ties and a relaxation of military tensions with South Korea, saying the Winter Olympics could showcase the status of the Korean nation. But Kim still said South Korea must stop annual military exercises with the United States, which he calls an invasion rehearsal against the North.The New Year’s address is an annual event in North Korea and is watched closely for indications of the direction and priorities Kim may adopt in the year ahead.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kim’s overture was welcome news for a South Korean government led by liberal President Moon Jae-in, who favors dialogue to ease the North’s nuclear threats and wants to use the Olympics as a chance to improve inter-Korean ties.Moon’s unification minister, Cho Myoung-gyon, proposed in a nationally televised news conference that the two Koreas meet Jan. 9 at the shared border village of Panmunjom to discuss Olympic cooperation and how to improve overall ties.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkEarlier Tuesday, Moon spoke of Kim’s positive response to earlier South Korean dialogue overtures and ordered officials to study how to restore talks with North Korea and get the North to participate in the Olympics.North Korea hasn’t immediately reacted. But if there are talks, they would be the first formal dialogue between the Koreas since December 2015. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone South Koreans watch a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s speech, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. The letters read on top left, “Kim Jong Un delivers New Year’s speech.” Kim said Monday the United States should be aware that his country’s nuclear forces are now a reality, not a threat. But he also struck a conciliatory tone in his New Year’s address, wishing success for the Winter Olympics set to begin in the South in February and suggesting the North may send a delegation to participate. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Tuesday offered high-level talks with rival North Korea to find ways to cooperate on next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. Seoul’s quick proposal after a rare rapprochement overture from Pyongyang a day earlier offers the possibility of better ties after a year that saw a nuclear standoff increase fear of war on the Korean Peninsula.In a closely watched New Year’s address, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday he’s willing to send a delegation to the Olympics, though he also repeated nuclear threats against the United States. Analysts say Kim may be trying to drive a wedge between Seoul and its ally Washington as a way to ease international isolation and sanctions against North Korea.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Top-seeded Muruguza retires with cramps, out of Brisbanelast_img read more

Taylor Speedway weekend results

first_imgMini Adults: Aaron Tubbs Sherri Young-Huk Dean Ferrel Sunday: IMCA Modified Division: John Beaumont Jr. Doug Mitchell Matt Richards Dennis Wurst Sports: Travis Leclerc AJ Everton Joe Kucera Bombers: Ivon Snider Greg Tarry Rob McNabb Mini Juniors – no final race Mini Adults: Aaron Tubbs* Dean Ferrel Kelly Hildebrand *Tubbs was named the winner of Sunday’s Mini-adults final, after a disqualification to Calvin Hildebrand, who bumped him while passing on the final lap.The next action at the Taylor Speedway is the weekend of July 18th and 19th. Jason Hynes Mini Juniors: Brayden Schroeder Colton Leycar Justin Tackaberry Advertisement Dennis Wurst Kaz Nidish Sports: Dale Richards Advertisement Travis Leclerc Justin Simms Bombers: Rob McNabb Richard Hildebrand Advertisement It was another beautiful and fun-filled weekend at the Taylor Speedway, as the Stock Car Club held its Doug Babcock Memorial Points Challenge. Final results are as follows: Saturday: – Advertisement -IMCA Modified Division: John Beaumont Jr. Matt Richards Advertisementlast_img read more

Finance committee headed to Fort Nelson

first_img The committee system allows members of the public to have direct input into the parliamentary process by making written, video conference and electronic submissions and attending public hearings.The public is encouraged to attend the consultation meetings in their region or submit written response by letter or email. Written responses can be sent to: Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, Room 224, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, British Columbia, V8V 1X4 and email response can be sent to financecommittee@leg.bc.ca. – Advertisement – The finance committee encourages the public to bring ideas about spending priorities, tax relief, deficit management and other fiscal issues to them for discussion. The questions, ideas and concerns of the public are discussed by the committee as it prepares its recommendations to the ministry of finance.center_img The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services will hold its public hearing September 19 in Fort Nelson from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Woodlands Inn and Suites, to learn more about the public’s fiscal and spending priorities.  The all-party committee will hold 15 hearings in different regions of the province.last_img read more