PKA invests DKK1.3bn in Denmark’s biggest hospital PPP

first_imgPeter Damgaard Jensen, managing director of PKA, said: “This is unique and historic and clearly underlines the fact that, in Denmark, too, PPP projects are getting off the ground.”PKA said it had now invested in five healthcare sector buildings in Denmark, including this project.In March, PKA joined PensionDanmark and Sampension in a PPP deal worth DKK430m to build and operate a new psychiatric hospital in the city of Vejle.The hospital will be built in Skeiby, north of Aarhus, and form part of the New University Hospital (DNU) in Aarhus.PKA will supply financing for the 50,000m2 hospital building, while KPC will act as turnkey contractor and be responsible for construction, while Wicotec will operate the hospital for a 25-year term.Construction is set to start at the beginning of 2016, and the hospital is expected to be ready for use three years later.Arkitema is the architect for the project ,and the consulting engineer is Grontmij. Danish pensions administrator PKA is investing DKK1.3bn (€174m) in a new psychiatric hospital in Aarhus in the biggest public-private partnership (project) hospital project in Denmark so far.PKA, which manages five labour-market pension funds in the social and healthcare sectors, will finance the project in conjunction with KPC and Wicotec.The consortium of the three partners was chosen by the central Jutland municipality Region Midtjylland to run the hospital project, PKA said.With financing of DKK1.3bn, the PPP will be the biggest of its kind so far in Denmark, PKA said.last_img read more

DPSU official wants new measures to address employee challenges

first_imgLocalNews DPSU official wants new measures to address employee challenges by: – May 3, 2012 Share 15 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! DPSU’s General-secretary Thomas LetangThe General-secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union has calling for the adoption of new approaches in addressing current issues affecting employees on the island.Letang made those remarks while addressing the 6th biennial conference of the DPSU Wednesday evening.He said as governments battle with the effects of globalization, free market economies and the economic down turn, they are placed under increasing pressure, to focus less on measures geared toward the protection and well being of all employees.“That diminish lack of interest on the part of some government and complacency place great demands on trade unions and those they represent to become more active and vocal in addressing the rights of workers”.He said the Constitution of Dominica, provides for all citizens the rights to join and belong to a union of his or her choice.“This is emphases in the Industrial Relations Act, which makes it an offence to discriminate against an employee because of his or her interest and membership in a trade union or participation of that workers organization,” he added.According to Letang, “without abandoning the strategies used in the past to promote and guard workers rights, today’s situation calls for the adoption of new approaches, in addressing current issues, so as to achieve effective and favorable results”.“In that context, it is therefore imperative that employees get the opportunity to influence policies, resources allocation and direction through direct participating in decision making,” he added.Meanwhile the Union informed its membership that plans to take industrial action against government has been aborted.Letang told the membership last night that two successful meetings have been held with government and an agreement was entered into.He said the meeting did not only have a favorable outcome, but it is in the best interest of public servants.“The Union forwarded two resolutions to the government of Dominica. One had to do with statements by a particular gentlemen and another had to do with salaries and the fact that we should get back to the negotiating table, instead of waiting for the outcome of the classification exercise which is taking place within the public service”.Letang said government’s negotiating team and an agreement to conclude negotiations were agreed upon.“That is what we wanted so we cannot embark upon industrial action because we got what we wanted,” he explained.The General-secretary said progress has also been made in membership, grievance handling and positive results from statements relating to national policies.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Haroline Ison

first_imgMemorial contributions may be directed to the Franklin County Community Foundation for an Endowment to be established in memory of Haroline.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Haroline Ison. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Pastors Wayne and Jimmy John Ison will officiate the funeral service on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Cupps Chapel Cemetery, Metamora. Those surviving who will cherish Haroline’s memory include her husband, Stephen D. Ison of Brookville; children, Jamie Horn Ison of Metamora, Ryan T. Ison and Daniel D. Ison, both of Brookville, and 6 grandchildren.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Roberson, and a brother, Michael Andresen.center_img Haroline Ison, of Brookville, was born on September 20, 1947, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Harold and Ruby Trent Andresen.  She married Stephen D. Ison on February 19, 1972.  Haroline had been a CNA at Elsie Dreyer and a member of the Franklin County Zoning Board.  Her entire life was centered on family – especially the love for her children and grandchildren.  On Saturday, December 24, 2016, at the age of 69, Haroline passed away at her residence with her family by her side.last_img read more

September 25 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings

first_imgFinal point races of the 2015 season are Sunday, Sept. 27Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,200; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 1,199; 3. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 1,182; 4. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 1,165; 5. J.D. Auringer, Waterloo, Iowa, 1,164; 6. Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa, and Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, both 1,160; 8. Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn., 1,159; 9. Keith Jack Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa., 1,155; 10. Justin Jones, Bemidji, Minn., 1,153; 11. Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas, 1,151; 12. Rob VanMil, Barnesville, Minn., 1,149; 13. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, and Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, both 1,148; 15. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 1,146; 16. Michael Densberger, Lincoln, Neb., 1,140; 17. Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M., 1,138; 18. Jason R. Benjamin, Towanda, Pa., 1,135; 19. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, 1,133; 20. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 1,131.IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 785; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 759; 3. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 752; 4. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 746; 5. Logan Scherb, Paradise, Texas, 742; 6. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 741; 7. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, and Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., both 739; 9. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 734; 10. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 730; 11. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 726; 12. Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, 720; 13. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 714; 14. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 712; 15. Jeremy Schultz, Hutchinson, Minn., 703; 16. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, and Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas, both 698; 18. Michael Haggenbottom, Levittown, Pa., 696; 19. Tucker Doughty, Heath, Texas, 694; 20. Chris Kelly, Okla­homa City, Okla., 683.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis., and Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, both 1,200; 3. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,191; 4. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 1,188; 5. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,182; 6. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,175; 7. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,168; 8. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,162; 9. Casey Woken, Norton, Kan., 1,157; 10. Luke Sathoff, Jackson, Minn., 1,156; 11. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 1,154; 12. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,153; 13. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 1,152; 14. Dustin Larson, Worthington, Minn., 1,148; 15. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,145; 16. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 1,143; 17. Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis., 1,139; 18. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,136; 19. Chad Bruns, Wayne, Neb., 1,135; 20. Charles Cosper, Belton, Texas, 1,134.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,195; 2. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,191; 3. Jacob Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 1,190; 4. Cory Probst, Worthington, Minn., 1,189; 5. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, and Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, both 1,184; 7. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,180; 8. Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,177; 9. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 1,166; 10. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,159; 11. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,154; 12. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,153; 13. Tiffany Bittner, Hampton, Neb., 1,145; 14. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1,139; 15. Tyrel Smith, Goodland, Kan., and Andrew W. Borchardt, Plymouth, Iowa, both 1,138; 17. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,132; 18. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 1,130; 19. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 1,129; 20. Jeremy Wegner, Graettinger, Iowa, 1,126.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jesse Baldwin, Aztec, N.M., 1,186; 2. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,180; 3. Chad Hertel, Abilene, Texas, 1,128; 4. Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, 1,066; 5. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 1,056; 6. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1,049; 7. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,040; 8. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 1,031; 9. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 1,029; 10. John Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas, 986; 11. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 983; 12. Jeffrey Kaup, Woodward, Okla., 977; 13. Thomas Bennett, Bastrop, Texas, 962; 14. Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., 932; 15. Jordan Eddleman, Kirtland, N.M., 910; 16. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 885; 17. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, and Logan Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., both 868; 19. Jennifer Parker, Red Oak, Texas, 864; 20. Chris Cogburn, Waco, Texas, 828.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,200; 2. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,197; 3. Mark “Bud” Martini, Avon, Minn., 1,193; 4. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 1,189; 5. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,185; 6. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,177; 7. Lucas James Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 1,175; 8. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, and Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., both 1,173; 10. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,167; 11. Joey Gower, Quincy, Ill., 1,165; 12. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 1,163; 13. Jared VanDeest, Holland, Iowa, 1,160; 14. Ryan Moser, Englewood, Colo., 1,159; 15. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,148; 16. George Nordman, Mason City, Iowa, and Sam Robert Wieben, Dysart, Iowa, both 1,137; 18. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,134; 19. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,129; 20. Cody Knecht, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,125.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,200; 2. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,193; 3. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,165; 4. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,153; 5. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,144; 6. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 1,137; 7. Kaitlyn DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,135; 8. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,116; 9. Brendon Yamry, Rice, Minn., 1,112; 10. Bill Whalen Jr., Riverside, Iowa, 1,096; 11. Alan Lahr, Nicollet, Minn., 1,093; 12. Drew Johnson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,089; 13. Dalton Kron, Algona, Iowa, 1,085; 14. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,079; 15. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 1,061; 16. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 1,057; 17. Devin Jones, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,056; 18. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 1,053; 19. Trent Orwig, Wayland, Iowa, 1,044; 20. Zach Foesch, Bird Island, Minn., 1,040.last_img read more

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser planned for local marching bands

first_imgBatesville, In. — A Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser for the Batesville High School and Middle School Bands will be held Friday, January 18 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.Residents are welcomed to the Batesville High School cafeteria for a spaghetti meal with your choice of sauce, salad, bread, drink and dessert. Advance tickets are $8 for adults, $10 at the door and $5 for children under 12.last_img

Weather Improves as 2020 Moves Closer

first_imgSunday will not be rain-free, although it will be an improvement over Saturday, according to forecasts.A ridge of high pressure off the east coast of the state will begin to move closer to shore today, forcing its clockwise flow over our area. That will mean showers in the Atlantic will affect Miami-Dade or Broward counties, as well as areas not of us, such as Orange County and the I-4 corridor.Graphic courtesy: WPEC/CBS12Palm Beach County could still see a few isolated to widely scattered showers through Monday.We can expect to have partly sunny skies and drier conditions by New Year’s Eve, and sunny skies and cooler temperatures for the first day of 2020.last_img

The Latest: Texas Rangers manager thanks health care workers

first_imgMurphy says he’s got a mask, gloves and wipes for his cross-country flight, which comes at a time when much of the world is locked down.___The NHL’s chief medical officer expects the coronavirus pandemic to get worse before it gets better.Dr. Winne Meeuwisse says the virus “really just entering the rapid acceleration phase” in North America. That makes it unclear when hockey might resume.He says the league is thankful only two players have tested positive for COVID-19 so far and its hopeful weeks of isolation will prevent more from contracting the virus. Players and staff have been told to self-quarantine until at least April 4. There is no timeline for when players might be able to start working out in small groups or report to team training facilities. Meeuwisse says the trajectory of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. and Canada will determine when that might be possible.Varying recommendations and lockdown regulations across the league’s 31 markets could impact how the NHL proceeds. Meeuwisse and deputy commissioner Bill Daly are still unsure whether fans would be allowed in for potential games when they resume.___Mary Roman, a world-class senior athlete who held numerous national age records in track and field, has died of complications from COVID-19. She was 83.Mayor Harry Rilling of Norwalk, Connecticut, made the announcement. Roman, who also served for 20 years as Norwalk’s city clerk, died Monday night at Norwalk Hospital. March 25, 2020 Federer writes on his social media accounts that “these are challenging times for everyone and nobody should be left behind.”The announcement was the first post on his Twitter and Instagram accounts in more than three weeks.Federer underwent surgery on his right knee five weeks ago and hoped to return for grass-court tournaments in June. The men’s tennis tour has since shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.Federer says he and wife hope “others might join in supporting more families in need.”___ Major League Soccer has extended its moratorium on team training through April 3 and still wants players to stay in their team’s local market.MLS has targeted May 10 as a potential return date.Team training facilities may be used only for physical therapy purposes at the direction of the team’s medical staff.___Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka, say they have donated 1 million Swiss francs ($1.02 million) “for the most vulnerable families” in Switzerland. Aqueduct has extended the suspension of live horse racing through at least April 5 because of the impact of the new coronavirus in New York.As a result, the $750,000 Wood Memorial has been postponed. No make-up date has been determined yet for the major Kentucky Derby prep that was to be run on April 4.Last Thursday, the New York Racing Association suspended racing at Aqueduct after confirmation that a backstretch worker who lived and worked at Belmont Park tested positive for COVID-19. The Belmont backstretch is home to 585 workers who tend to the daily care of more than 1,300 horses stabled on the property.The pandemic has affected other prep races for the Kentucky Derby, which itself was postponed from May 2 to Sept. 5. The Sunland Derby in New Mexico and Blue Grass and Lexington stakes in Kentucky have been canceled, along with the UAE Derby. The Arkansas Derby was pushed back from April 11 to May 2. For now, the Florida Derby on March 28 and Santa Anita Derby on April 4 are still scheduled. The Belgian soccer league says clubs should not apply for temporary layoffs for their players despite matches remaining suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.The league asked clubs not to burden the government’s temporary unemployment scheme for employees forced out of work because of the lockdown measures implemented in Belgium.The league says exceptions can be made only “for urgent economic reasons.”The league also says it’s too early to decide when matches can resume.___ Richeze wrote on Instagram that two tests for COVID-19 had come back negative and he was discharged Wednesday.That status of Richeze’s teammate, Fernando Gaviria, remains unknown after he also tested positive for the virus. Two staff members for UAE Team Emirates also tested positive, and the entire team remains in voluntary quarantine.The second edition of the UAE Tour, a major early season stage race, was canceled with two stages left. Riders and support staff for all 22 teams were isolated, though nearly all of them now have been cleared to leave the country.___The All England Club says it is still evaluating whether to postpone or cancel Wimbledon because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to make a decision next week. The message was sent to the Texas Hospital Association and Medical City of Arlington and Dallas.“We’re just trying to say thank you to all of these people on the front lines,” Woodward said Wednesday. “The first responders are first on the scene to a lot of these things. … The doctors, nurses, everybody, they’re putting themselves at risk for all of us.”Woodward said his wife isn’t currently working in a hospital. She finished a nursing contract at the end of February in Arizona, where they live, and is going back to school for another license.The Woodwards are also joining Rangers general manager Jon Daniels and his wife, Robyn, to provide meals to health care workers at Medical City of Arlington and Dallas.___ ___IOC president Thomas Bach says government guidelines imposing restrictions on daily life only into next month and even President Donald Trump’s target of the “middle of April” to lift them are among the reasons why he waited so long to postpone the Tokyo Olympics.Bach says “we were in line with these developments” until World Health Organization leaders said Monday the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating.Bach and the International Olympic Committee faced mounting criticism from athletes last week for publicly supporting holding the Tokyo Games in July and August.Bach was asked on a conference call why the postponement decision came only after much of the world was in lockdown. He says “we could not see (government) measures being taken lasting until July.” Now that the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed for up to a year because of the coronavirus outbreak, world-class athletes have plenty of free time.American swimming star Ryan Murphy, who won three gold medals at the 2016 Rio Games, is planning to fly home to Jacksonville, Florida,from his training base at Cal-Berkeley.“I haven’t been home in a year and half,” the 24-year-old Murphy told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “It’s been forever. That’s the silver lining to all the madness. My parents are home and I suddenly get to spend a lot more time with them. I’m looking forward to it.”Murphy’s coach Dave Durden, one of the head coaches for the U.S. team in Tokyo, essentially wrapped up the season after Tuesday’s announcement by the International Olympic Committee. He met with his each of his swimmers and told them to take a few weeks off.“That’s closure for now,” Murphy said. “We’re taking a step back and trying to create a plan and refocusing toward 2021.” Roman, who also served for 20 years as Norwalk’s city clerk, died Monday night at Norwalk Hospital, Mayor Harry Rilling said.A childhood polio survivor, Roman began competing in senior track events in 1989 and won hundreds of medals, mostly in the throwing disciplines.At various times, she held the American record in the shot put in the women’s 65-69, 70-74 and 75-79 age groups. She also was once the nation’s top-ranked thrower and ranked eighth in the world in the weight throw in the 75-79 age group.___Argentine cyclist Max Richeze has been released from a hospital in the United Arab Emirates, where the UAE Team Emirates rider spent 18 days after testing positive for the coronavirus following the cancellation of the UAE Tour.center_img The Latest: Texas Rangers manager thanks health care workers ___NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has instructed the 32 teams to close their facilities to all but a select few employees by 6 p.m. Wednesday. In a memo to the teams, Goodell said the restrictions meant as a safeguard against the new coronavirus will be in force until at least April 8. Then the league will re-evaluate, using advice from medical experts and health authorities. The few exceptions include trainers and doctors treating players, security and technology personnel.The NFL has gotten some pushback for not postponing the draft scheduled for April 23-25 while the rest of the sports world is largely shut down. The league is developing a new format because it has scrapped the public events set for Las Vegas. ___ The Spanish soccer federation has announced measures to help smaller clubs financially.The measures include a loan of 4 million euros ($4.3 million) to help pay the salaries of players and coaches.The loan will be available to clubs from the third and fourth divisions, and futsal clubs. It can be paid back without interest over two seasons.The federation also says it will negotiate a credit line for teams in the first and second division.Federation president Luis Rubiales says the federation’s doctors will be made available to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, and the national team’s hotel can be used as a hospital if necessary. A childhood polio survivor, Roman began competing in senior track events in 1989 and won hundreds of medals, mostly in the throwing disciplines. At various times, she held the American record in the shotput in the women’s 65-69, 70-74 and 75-79 age groups. She was once the nation’s top-ranked thrower and ranked eighth in the world in the weight throw in the 75-79 age group. In 2016, she was named Connecticut Masters Games Athlete of the Year. Former Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia told Hearst Connecticut Media that he didn’t think he ever met a person who didn’t like Mary Roman.”___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward and his wife Erin, a trauma nurse, have recorded a message thanking first responders and health care workers. The United Center is going to be turned into a logistics hub to help with Illinois’ response to the novel coronavirus.The United Center and the surrounding area will be used for front-line food distribution, first responder staging and collecting medical supplies. “On behalf of the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, our athletes, our front offices and our dedicated United Center personnel, our thoughts and support are with the people of this great city and state,” a spokesman for the United Center said in a release. “Together, we will get through this.”___Mary Roman, a world-class senior athlete who held numerous national age records in track and field, has died of complications from COVID-19, the mayor of Norwalk said. She was 83. That’s when the club’s main board is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting.Main-draw play at Wimbledon is slated to start June 29 and preparations for the tournament are supposed to begin in late April.The club’s statement Wednesday says that postponing the two-week grass-court tournament would not come “without significant risk and difficulty” because of the surface.Playing without fans has been ruled out. Wimbledon hasn’t been canceled since World War II.___ NASCAR says in a memo to teams that one of its employees at track at Atlanta Motor Speedway two weeks ago has tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee was not identified and NASCAR said the individual has been receiving medical care and all potentially exposed have been told to self-quarantine. NASCAR was at Atlanta scheduled to race March 15 without spectators. But two days prior to the race, NASCAR postponed Atlanta and last weekend’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, which instead was converted into a virtual iRacing event broadcast on Fox Sports 1 with 35 drivers. NASCAR has suspended its season through May 9 and will race at least five more iRaces, televised on Fox, during the stoppage.___ Associated Press ___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 6last_img read more

St Fort completes sprint double at CARIFTA Games

first_img… Anderson, Cope deliver recordsWILLEMSTAD, Curacao (CMC) – Jamaican Britany Anderson set a new record in the Girls’ Under-18 sprint hurdles while Trinidadian Khalifa St Fort completed the sprint double by winning the 200 metres, to climax the 46th CARIFTA Games here Monday evening.Anderson’s victory underlined Jamaica’s dominance in the sprint hurdles as they swept all four events at the Ergilio Hato Stadium, to once again reiterate their class on the final day of the track and field showpiece.The record was one of two in the final session for Jamaica as Daniel Cope also set a new mark in the Boys’ Under-18 discus throw.Powerhouse Jamaica won two of the four 200-metre finals and clinched three of the 800m gold on offer, while also picking two gold medals in the 4×400-metre relays.Anderson set the tone for the evening session when she stopped the clock at 13.16 seconds, erasing her countrywoman Janeek Brown’s two-year-old mark of 13.29.She led a Jamaica one-two as Daszay Freeman followed her home in 13.39 while Bahamian Gabrielle Gibson did enough to grab bronze in a time of 14.07.Dejour Russell easily captured the corresponding Boys’ 110m event, speeding to a time of 13.19 seconds to beat Rasheem Brown of Cayman Islands into second in 13.70, and fellow Jamaican Jeremy Farr into third in 13.71.Barbadians Tre Hollingsworth (13.89) and Nathan Fergusson (13.93) missed out on the podium when they finished fourth and fifth respectively.Meanwhile, Amoi Brown narrowly missed out on countrywoman Samantha Elliott’s seven-year-old record of 13.42 seconds, when she crossed the line first in the Girls’ Under-20 event in 13.44.Brown followed her home in 13.49 to create another Jamaica one-two, with Laetitia Bapte delivering bronze for Martinique in 13.79.In the Boys’ Under-20, Orlando Bennett won a close battle with Bahamian Tavonte Mott, clocking 13.60 for the victory to his challenger’s 13.64.Jamaican Alex Robinson was third in 13.72.Rising Caribbean star St Fort once again emphasised her credentials when she followed up Saturday’s victory in the 100m with another convincing triumph in the 200m.She clocked 23.99 seconds to easily dismiss Grenadian Halle Hazzard who took silver in 24.15, while Jamaican Kasheika Cameron grabbed bronze in 24.28.Jamal Walton of Cayman Islands ensured the Jamaicans did not taste gold in the Under-20 category as he won the corresponding Boys’ half-lap in a time of 21.29, ahead of Trinidadian Jerrod Elock who stopped the clock at 21.54.Guyanese Compton Caesar, who two days ago captured 100m gold, returned to take bronze in 21.57. Jamaica, however, had the upper hand in the Under-18s, winning both the Girls’ and Boys’ events. Michae Harriott crossed the line in 23.73 to barely get the better of Bahamian Devine Parker (23.87) while in the Boys’ event, Michael Stephens raced to 21.30, to pull off a narrow win over Joel Johnson of the Bahamas (21.55).In the 800m, Barbadian Jonathan Jones proved the spoiler, as his win in the Boys’ Under-20 event prevented Jamaica from completing another clean sweep.He was timed at one minute 51.51 seconds, finishing ahead of Jamaican Agerian Jackson who took silver in 1:52.07.However, the Jamaica flag was all over the remaining three 800m events with Cemore Donald (2:11.28) and Shaquena Foote (2:13.44) producing a one-two in the Girls’ Under-18, Kimar Farquharson (1:54.65) and Tyrese Reid (1:54.79) pulling off a similar feat in the corresponding Boys’ race, and Chrissani May winning the Girls’ Under-20 in 2:12.43.Cope, meanwhile, stole his share of the headlines when he tossed the discus 61.25 metres to break the record of 60.44 set by fellow Jamaican Phillippe Barnett last year.Saj-Jay Stevens and Kevin Nedrick extended Jamaica’s success in the field events, winning the Girls’ Under-20 javelin in 45.10 metres and the Boys’ Under-20 shot putt in 19.29m respectively.Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago made their presence felt in the distance relays, winning the Boys’ Under-18 event in 3:14.65 and the Boys’ Under-20 in 3:09.32 respectively.last_img read more

Rowing & Sailing Federation Sets Record Straight on Chierika Ukogu

first_imgThe Nigeria Rowing, Canoe and Sailing Federation has rubbished claims that Nigeria’s lone representative at the women’s single sculls event of the 2016 Olympic Games went to Brazil without any assistance from the country.Secretary of the Rowing, Canoe and Sailing Federation, Mrs. Olubunmi Ola-Oluode, insisted yesterday that Ukogu who was introduced by another athlete has been enjoying the full support of the federation under the leadership of Rear Admiral Festus Porbeni (rtd) since 2015 when she made up her mind to represent Nigeria. The bewildered secretary revealed that the federation registered her for 2015 World Cup in France and ensured that the International Rowing Federation (FISA) paid for her feeding, hotel, and local transportation along with her coach during the tournament.She described the cheap campaign on social media purportedly claiming that Ukogu was abandoned was nothing but an attempt to ridicule the federation’s relentless support for her before, during and after every international tournament.Ola-Oluode was quick to point out that the decision of the federation to set the record straight was not an attempt to downplay the effort of Ukogu who she described as a patriotic Nigerian.“There can never be an Ukogu competing at the 2016 Olympics without the Nigeria Rowing, Canoe and Sailing Federation under Rear Admiral Festus Porbeni.“The federation registered her for Olympics qualifiers in Tunisia last October with all-expense paid. The president also paid her allowance for this trip as well. She didn’t pay a dime for this trip,” the secretary revealed.She explained that the federation gave the athlete a letter of introduction to the United State of America Rowing & Sailing Federation not because they wanted her to use it against the country or the federation, but to get the training, support from her club in the USA since they have one of the best coaches and equipment in the world.“Immediately she qualified for Rio2016, we got her International Olympic Committee scholarship for ten months, after which the Africa Olympic Commission also gave her scholarship for support towards the Olympics.“We were together in Swiss, a trip that was sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports. She didn’t pay a dime for her ticket to get to the Olympic.“All she has gotten has been through the federation. Even when Nigeria Olympics Committee said they had exhausted their slot for IOC scholarship, the federation approached FISA and IOC who directed the NOC to request for additional slot to accommodate her.”She lauded the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports for Ukogu and her personal trainer as she dispelled insinuations that the US based athlete bought her ticket to Rio.“The Federal Ministry of sports sponsored her to the Games and paid her allowance and that of her personal trainer in full.”Finally, the federation slammed reports that she abandoned her education just to compete for Nigeria at the Olympics as she emphasized that the federation and the government of Nigeria do not joke with athletes welfare.“She never abandoned her medical study for any sport. She started her medical school in New York city on the 14th August 2016.”“She was staying in Philadelphia but now relocated to New York for her studies.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Badgers compete in 2005 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

first_imguwbadgers.comBadgers head to US Championships: Four members of the UW men’s track team and one member of the UW women’s track team joined four former Badgers at the 2005 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Thursday in Carson Ca. Chris Solinsky, Tim Nelson and recent graduate Matt Tegenkamp will all compete in the men’s 5,000 meters, Demi Omole will run the men’s 100-meter dash, Alonzo Moore will enter the men’s triple jump and Melissa Talbot will compete in the women’s heptathlon. Former Badgers Josh Spiker (1500 meters), Matt Downin (10,000 meters) and Isaiah Festa (steeplechase) will also compete in the four-day tournament.Downin, who graduated from Wisconsin in 2000, enters the championships as the highest-seeded athlete in the UW contingent. After clocking a mark of 28 minutes, 37.09 seconds, Downin is the No. 7 seed in the 10,000-meter field. Tegenkamp is the No. 8 seed in the 5,000 meters and Solinsky ranks No. 10 in the 5,000.The championships will feature nearly 1,000 of the top track and field performers in the country, all battling for a bid to represent the United States in the World Outdoor Championships Aug. 6-14 in Helsinki, Finland.Krabbenhoft sidelined: Incoming freshman Joe Krabbenhoft, a highly touted 6-foot-7 recruit for the UW men’s basketball team, will have to put his Wisconsin debut on hold after athletic trainer Henry Perez-Guerra diagnosed the newcomer with a left foot injury.According to a report in the Wisconsin State Journal, a follow-up exam last Wednesday revealed a slight break in the foot, which will sideline Krabbenhoft for 4-6 weeks. However, the paper reports, Krabbenhoft should be cleared to play when the Badgers begin practice in the fall.Krabbenhoft injured the same foot during his prep career, undergoing surgery in his junior season at Roosevelt High after suffering a stress fracture. Gridiron game times announced: The Big Ten Conference and ESPN have now announced start times for six of Wisconsin’s 12 football games for the upcoming season. The Badgers’ first four games will air on ESPN networks. Wisconsin’s Sept. 3 season opener against Bowling Green will kick off at 11 am on ESPN, the following week’s tilt against Temple is another 11 am start on ESPN, the Badgers’ week three matchup at North Carolina is set for 6 pm on ESPN2 and Badger fans will be treated to a Camp Randall nightcap in week four as Michigan returns to Madison for a 6/6:45 start that will air on either ESPN or ESPN2. Wisconsin’s Oct. 22 matchup against Purdue is set for 2:30 on ABC and the season finale in Honolulu, Hawaii is scheduled for 8 pm on ESPN2. — uwbadgers.com contributed to this reportlast_img read more