Prep Sports Roundup: 10/17

first_img Tags: Roundup October 17, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 10/17 Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGirls Soccer3-A QuarterfinalsSALT LAKE CITY-Caeli Sherman scored the sole goal of the game and Kate Borgmeier netted the shutout as the Judge Memorial Bulldogs blanked Delta 1-0 in the 3-A girls soccer quarterfinals Saturday. Judge Memorial next draws No. 2 seed Morgan Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the state semifinals at Juan Diego High School.MANTI, Utah-Breanne Wayman netted four goals and the Manti Templars waxed Grantsville 7-0 Saturday in the 3-A girls soccer quarterfinals. Alivya Osborn, Ally Squire and Morgan Chidester also scored in the win for Manti. The No. 1 seed Templars next face No. 4 seed Juab at 4:00 pm in the state semifinals Wednesday at Juan Diego High School.NEPHI, Utah-Marissa Hall scored the sole goal of the game as the Juab Wasps got past Maeser Prep 1-0 in the 3-A girls soccer quarterfinals Saturday.2-A QuarterfinalsHERRIMAN, Utah-Danica Brown and Emma Beavin combined on the shutout as Real Salt Lake Academy clobbered Beaver 17-0 in the 2-A state girls soccer quarterfinals Saturday. The Griffins next face No. 3 seed Millard in the semifinals Thursday at Juan Diego High School at 7:00 pm.FILLMORE, Utah-Kara Camp amassed a hat trick as the Millard Eagles outlasted St. Joseph 6-5 Saturday in the 2-A state girls soccer quarterfinals. Audrey Camp scored two more goals for Millard and Paige Cummings also found the net in victory for the Eagles.*The other 2-A girls semifinals is No. 4 Parowan against No. 1 Rowland Hall. The Rams and Winged Lions kick off at 4:00 pm at Juan Diego High School.last_img read more

TaxWatch: Drug courts save money

first_imgIf the Young Lawyers Division is looking for a worthwhile project, Florida TaxWatch has a suggestion: Make sure more drug courts are funded.Harvey Bennett, vice president of communications and marketing, speaking at the YLD Legislative/Governmental Symposium in Orlando, extolled the success of Florida’s drug courts, launched in the late ’80s, now serving more than 10,000 people.“There are tremendous success stories out there on drug treatment,” Bennett said. Besides helping people beat their addictions, he told of the economic benefits.“The alternative often is a jail, a prison sentence, and increased costs to local and/or state government. And drug court programs do work. They save incarceration costs of $20,000 to $50,000 per inmate annually, compared to $2,500 to $4,000 a year for drug court programs. Drug court graduates’ recidivism is at roughly half the rate of non-drug court participants (27 percent and 48 percent respectively).”Rep. Holly Benson, R-Pensacola, and chair of the House Select Committee on Article V, explained, “We support the concept.” The state will still fund existing drug court programs, she said, but the state is not going to fund additional programs. That will be an option for individual counties to fund.Citing a 1999 report by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bennett said, “Every dollar spent on drug court treatment programs yields a $4 to $7 savings in reduced drug-related crime, criminal justice system costs, law enforcement, prosecutions, corrections, as well as health care.”In addition, he said, there are savings from reducing inter-personal conflicts, drug-related accidents, and increasing workplace productivity.“Their discontinuation would likely increase domestic and criminal cases in the long term and correctional expenses in the short time, because those who might otherwise be diverted to alternative programs must now be incarcerated,” Bennett said.“In fact, may I suggest that if the Young Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar would be looking for a constructive way to contribute to our justice system, helping to sustain drug courts, from our research, would be a very good place to start.” TaxWatch: Drug courts save money February 15, 2004 Regular Newscenter_img TaxWatch: Drug courts save moneylast_img read more

Barclays pay chief finally resigns after pension fund pressure

first_imgKieran Quinn, chair of the forum, said: “It is inexplicable how Barclays can have gone back on its promise to the 2014 AGM that Sir John would step down.”Barclays has now said Sunderland is to resign at next month’s AGM.A spokesman for Barclays insisted the resignation had nothing to do with shareholder pressure but that Sunderland was simply leaving the job because he had been on the bank’s board for nine years.He said there had been no promise made by Barclays last year that Sunderland would go during the year.Barclays issued a statement on 15 April last year that Gillies, who sits on the board of Standard Life and holds other positions, had been appointed as non-executive director.It said at the time Gillies would become a member of the board remuneration committee, with the intention that he succeed Sunderland as chairman of that committee “at a date to be agreed, consistent with ensuring a smooth transition”.Before Barclays announced that Sunderland was to resign at next month’s AGM, Quinn said the fact he was still in his role was “nothing short of misleading shareholders”.“Having messed up remuneration for 2013, Sir John has, in fact, stayed on as chair and presided over another year of still unacceptably high pay for 2014, and is still in place in March 2015,” he said.“Whether it is grossly excessive bonuses, the over-investment in the substantially underperforming investment bank, support for Bob Diamond, and now £1.25bn fines for Forex misconduct, Sir John has been part of every decision that has been disastrous for shareholder returns and the reputation of the bank,” Quinn said.Diamond was chief executive of Barclays before resigning in July 2012, following controversy over the manipulation of LIBOR interest rates. The chairman of the remuneration committee at UK bank Barclays is to step down at the annual general meeting (AGM) on 23 April following years of public and shareholder criticism of large pay deals awarded to top executives at the bank.The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) – which includes 64 public sector pension funds, collectively managing around £160bn (€224bn) – yesterday said the chair of the remuneration committee John Sunderland had to go from the Barclays board immediately.It said that, after controversy over the bonuses for the 2013 financial year, Barclays had made a clear statement ahead of its April 2014 AGM that Sunderland was stepping down as chair of the committee to make way for Crawford Gillies.However, 11 months later, he was still in the role, having therefore presided over another full year of remuneration decisions, LAPFF said.last_img read more

The Plant Place Nursery Prepares for Sixth Relay For Life

first_imgSubmitted by The Plant Place Nursery The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life has raised nearly $5 billion to date to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caretakers. More than 5,000 Relay For Life events are held in 20 countries and are organized and implemented by local volunteers.A Relay For Life event is organized under a volunteer Relay Planning Committee, and implemented by volunteers. It is often organized as a multi-day public gathering, spanning all day and night in a large outdoor space, and many people bring tents and camp out around the walking tracks. Currently, almost 4 million people take part in Relay events in over 5,000 communities in the United States.The Thurston County Relay For Life is a two-day event held at Timberline High School in Lacey. Participating teams place at least one team member on the school track at all times during the 24 hour event. Most team members walk in the memory of a loved one lost to cancer. The event raised more than $311,000 in 2014.One local team, The Plant Place, is typical in its roots and continuing support to the American Cancer Society.In 2009, Angie Dorian was a direct sales representative for Sensaria, a skin care company based in Shelton. She had booked a sales event to be combined with a fund raising effort in memory of a child who died of leukemia. In addition, she attended an Aberdeen Relay For Life vendor event, supported it by donating her sales commission, and began to think about becoming more involved with Relay, as she had lost her mother, her birthmother and birth grandmother to cancer.She invited her friends and Sensaria sales team members to join her in organizing a Relay for Life team in Thurston County to honor those lost to cancer while at the same time make a real effort against the disease that took her loved ones. “Instead of going off and being sad, I could turn my attention to helping fight back with all my energies being put to a good cause,” she said.As a result, the Sensaria Sisters Relay For Life team was launched and in six weeks had raised $2,000. The Plant Place Nursery signed on as team sponsor in 2010 and has renewed its sponsorship every year since the beginning.At the team’s first Relay for Life event appearance in June, 2009, Dorian received a phone call from her lifelong best friend, Marie Lehman, who told her that she had just been diagnosed with bile duct cancer. Despite an intense battle, Lehman passed away in January 2010.The loss of her best friend doubled Angie Dorian’s already strong commitment to Relay for Life.Now coming up on seven years, The Plant Place team has 25 members, ranging in age from 13 to more than 72.  As a team, they’ve raised more than $78,000 in six years. All team members have their personal stories about cancer and they all participate in Relay for those personal reasons.The Plant Place Relay For Life team welcomes anyone to join them and help raise funds in the fight against cancer. You can find them on Facebook, on their Relay website , or reach them by e-mail at [email protected] fundraising events for The Plant Place Relay For Life team:April 18 – Comedy NightMay 8 – Blooming Bunco at the VFW Hall in OlympiaJune 26-27 – Relay For Life at Timberline High School, Lacey Facebook28Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Bantam Leafs ‘exceed expectations’ in Salmon Arm

first_imgThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Leafs managed to hold off a charge from some top competition to finish fourth overall at the Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Bantam Rep Tournament Sunday in the Shuswap Country.The Leafs dropped a semi final contest to the eventual champion from Aldergrove in the team’s final contest Sunday.“We are a Tier III team . . . and this was a Tier II (12-team) tournament so the boys performance exceeded our expectations,” said Nelson coach Jeff Hunt.“In addition, we had two defence injured and one recovering from injury so one forward (Nolan Percival, Grayson Reitmeier or Michael Viala) had to alternate to defence for the weekend,” Hunt added.The Leafs pulled out two come from behind wins over Williams Lake and Salmon Arm before dropping a close two-goal contest to a team from Vancouver.In the first three games Nelson allowed a minuscule seven goals thanks to some solid netminding.“Our goalies Adam Maida and Brayden Pompou were outstanding,” Hunt exclaimed.Brandon Sookro and Viala led the team in scoring. The Reps consist of 14 players and two goalies, with two of the skaters from [email protected]last_img read more

Speaker rejects request for public input on fate of sugar

first_imgThe Parliamentary Committee on Economic Services has been denied the approval of the Speaker of the National Assembly to conduct public forums on the future of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and the sugar industry, following the announcement by Government to downsize it. In a letter dated June 5 and addressed to Clerk of Committees, Letta Barker, House Speaker, Dr Barton Scotland said that a public forum did not seem appropriate for the Committee to undertake.“I, therefore, disallow the request and withhold my consent for the Parliamentary Committee on Economic Services to conduct public forums under the cover of the National Assembly,” the letter stated.The Committee had requested since May 31, 2016 to conduct these public forums in Regions Three, Four, Five and Six on specific dates starting from June 7 to June 31, 2017. The request was made under Standing Order (95) 8 and the purpose of the public forums was to receive the views of the various stakeholders in the respective communities and prepare a report to be submitted to the National Assembly. Commenting on the issue, People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament (MP) Komal Chand told Guyana Times that it was a majority decision by the Committee to have these public forums to get an understanding of what people within the industry feels about the decision to downsize. Chand, who happens to also be the President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), said that in the past, these requests were never denied, adding that he was not clear on what authority the Speaker has exercised.“I don’t know why the Speaker is now standing in the way to have these forums which is so important for members of the Committee to ascertain the real issues and how it is affecting people,” he said. The Opposition MP said too that members of that same Committee have been meeting with the management and staff of GuySuCo, who did a presentation. The next meeting, according to him, is scheduled for June 29, when the team will appear before the Committee.Following the announcement by Government to close more sugar estates and reduce the annual production of sugar with an overall plan to gradually downsize the industry, there has been much debate about the need for the white paper on sugar to be debated in the National Assembly.Chand claimed that certain procedures have not been put in place by the Government to have the policy debated, explaining that it may not be on the agenda for the next sitting, which is June 15.However, Chand believes that the policy decision taken is of national importance and it ought to be debated by the National Assembly.“The information contained in that white paper has significant effect on the country, the people, and, particularly, the workers in the industry…,” he added.The GAWU official also argued that the white paper presented vague information and did not go into detail on how this matter is going to be dealt with. According to him, Government spokespersons claimed that the Administration has not configured the rollout of this new policy fully.Meanwhile, the PPP, in a statement late Monday evening, said that this latest move was seen as “another attack on parliamentary democracy by the Speaker”.“Further, we view the rejection of this request, as nothing short of an abuse of power and an undue interference with, and restriction of, the democratic right of parliamentarians to properly represent their constituents and the reciprocal constitutional rights of these constituents to receive information from and exchange views with their elected representatives,” the Party said.It pointed out that since the constitutional creation of the Standing Committees almost two decades ago, they have enjoyed unhindered freedom to discharge their mandate, both within and without the precincts of the National Assembly, without any restriction from the Speaker.“The nation is very much aware of the public outings of other Sectoral Committees, eg the Sectoral Committee on Social Services conducts regular visits to public health institutions and other agencies which fall under their portfolio with the permission of the Speaker.”It, therefore, begs the question, the Party stated as to why this sudden restriction was being placed upon the Economic Services Committee as it sought to discuss the sugar industry, which was so critical to the nation’s economic well-being and which represented the lifeblood of tens of thousands of people.“The PPP also recalls the difficulties it encountered at the hands of the Speaker in getting motions debated on the floor of the National Assembly in relation to the sugar and rice industries.”The Party is calling on the Speaker to review his decision forthwith and to grant permission to the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Economic Services to meet with the Guyanese people to discuss the future of GuySuCo and the sugar industry.“If the Speaker fails to do so, we will find it extraordinarily difficult to persuade our constituents that the chair is not grossly lacking in impartiality,” the statement said.Government has announced plans to close the Enmore and Rose Hall Sugar Estates, sell the Skeldon Sugar Factory, reduce the annual production of sugar, and take on the responsibility of managing the drainage and irrigation services provided by GuySuCo.Agriculture Minister Noel Holder claimed that this process would result in improving the relationship with some cane cutters, estate staff and about 1710 private cane farmers, adding that GuySuCo’s sugar operations will be limited to the Albion-Rose Hall, Blairmont and Uitvlugt-Wales Estates. The estates will be complete with factories and will have cane supplied from all locations, according to the Agriculture Minister.The Minister had also revealed plans to cut sugar production to approximately 147,000 tonnes per annum.Several members of the Opposition PPP/C have maintained that the white paper on the industry confirmed that the industry was being “maliciously downsized” as a prelude for closure.last_img read more

Trump threat hovers over NAFTA as Ottawa talks end with no major

first_imgOTTAWA – The third round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement wrapped Wednesday with the spectre of a U.S. withdrawal by President Donald Trump looming ever larger, thanks to slow progress on major issues.The languid pace of the talks is being widely blamed on the lack of concrete proposals being brought by the U.S. — fuelled by internal U.S. divisions — but there is also grumbling about a lacklustre showing by some Canadian negotiators.That is stoking broader fears that an impatient Trump could trigger NAFTA’s withdrawal clause if he doesn’t see a win for the U.S. by the end of the year.The lead ministers for Canada, Mexico and the United States congratulated themselves for modest progress in signing off on one chapter on small and medium-sized businesses. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said they expect to complete the competition chapter prior to the next round of talks two weeks from now in Washington.No substantive progress was made on the investor state dispute settlement process; opening up Canada’s supply-managed dairy and poultry industry; or the U.S. demand for greater American content in automobiles manufactured in North America.Nonetheless, Freeland was doing her best Wednesday to sound a positive note, calling the progress “astonishing.”“Really significant, speedy progress has been made on a number of fronts,” she told a news conference.“On some of the hardest issues, proposals have not been tabled, so we haven’t gotten to those. That is standard practice in a trade agreement.”A rift also emerged Wednesday with unions saying Canada was facing opposition from the United States and Mexico on its proposal to raise labour standards, targeting what is seen as anti-union practices in more than two dozen U.S. states and improving the plight of Mexican workers.All three ministers acknowledged that difficult issues lay ahead for the fourth round. Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo took a shot at the U.S., which has not tabled written proposals on the most contentious issues.“As the negotiations move forward, it is important we have the will to table positions that encourage constructive discussions,” he said.Sources close to the talks, who were not authorized to speak publicly, said the U.S. is demanding an eight-fold increase in Mexico’s minimum wage, which is currently less than $1 per hour. The Mexican delegation flatly rejected that idea.Guajardo also appeared to bristle at the American and Canadian focus on labour standards, saying Mexico won’t accept any proposal that will “restrict any possibilities to create work or trade.”Freeland held firm on her push for enforceable, progressive labour standards, drawing a link between it and lost Canadian jobs.Freeland said the proposal was meant to address “the very legitimate concerns of Canadian workers that trade agreements can sometimes expose Canadian workers to competition with workers who function in an environment of lower labour standards.”U.S. Trade Representative Bob Lighthizer said “some very difficult and contentious issues” lie ahead, including the inevitable showdown on Canadian dairy practices, which Trump has loudly blamed for lost jobs on Midwestern farms. The U.S. would continue to push for “reciprocal market access for American farmers, ranchers and businesses.”Dan Ujczo, an Ohio-based international trade lawyer who represents companies in both U.S. and Canada, detected a decidedly pessimistic mood among the stakeholders and negotiators who attended a reception in Ottawa on Tuesday night.“The universal view is that this is going down in stunning glory,” Ujczo said in an interview.“In that room of 250 people, I didn’t hear one positive comment about what was happening in these negotiations.”In addition to failing to provide detail on its position on some of the most contentious issues, Ujczo said the U.S. has signalled it intends to take a hard line on matters like government procurement and dispute resolution.“Everything the U.S. is adding are those types of measures that will restrict trade,” he said, adding that stakeholders are already preparing for the demise of NAFTA, with some who made investment decisions based on the pact even getting ready to launch litigation against the U.S.The talks ended a day after the U.S. Department of Commerce proposed a hefty 219 per cent countervailing duty on jets manufactured by Montreal’s Bombardier, further straining the Canada-U.S. trading relationship.Freeland said she discussed the Boeing-Bombardier dispute in her meeting with Lighthizer, but she considers the matter to be separate from the NAFTA talks, in part due to the fact the action was not taken by Lighthizer’s department. She said she would be talking soon with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.The Bombardier developments had a “sobering” impact on stakeholders, who are bracing for the ongoing talks to fall apart at some point, Ujczo said.“It fits the narrative that this is a U.S. that is very serious about restricting trade.”Freeland reiterated her oft-repeated message that the U.S. enjoys a trade surplus with Canada in variety of areas, citing the statistics on steel, manufacturing and auto parts. She also made no bones about the fact the Trump administration is “unconventional” and “protectionist.”“We have a highly productive relationship,” she noted. “We want to keep it that way.”A top Mexican business leader echoed the “do no harm” approach to the talks in an interview with The Canadian Press.Mexico is deeply worried about the possibility of Trump making a move to unilaterally withdraw from NAFTA, said Moises Kalach, a leading member of the private-sector group that advises the Mexican government on the negotiations.“We take it very seriously. He is the president of the United States,” Kalach said in an interview.Like Canada, Mexico has mounted its own full-court press on various levels of U.S. government and business. Kalach cited 200 stakeholder meetings in the U.S. and meetings with 22 state governors. Mexican business leaders also planned meetings with 20 Canadian businesses and associations this week.The overarching take away from all of that consulting, said Kalach, is this: most are on a different page than Trump and see NAFTA as essential.Most companies don’t agree with Trump’s threats to NAFTA’s Chapter 19 dispute resolution process, he said.“It seems like the only voice out there that does not agree with some of the things we’ve been doing is President Trump and his team. So yes, we’re worried about withdrawal.”last_img read more

Frank Ross Elementary to get new school playground

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Premier John Horgan announced today that 51 schools across the province, including Frank Ross Elementary in Dawson Creek – will get new playgrounds in September as part of a new playground fund that will take fundraising pressure off of parents.Horgan said that the funding is part of a new, ongoing Playground Equipment Program that will provide up to $5 million each year to school districts to buy new or replacement playground equipment. This year, 26 schools are receiving $90,000 for a standard playground, and 25 schools are receiving $105,000 for a universally accessible playground. School Disitrct 59 will be getting $90,000 for the construction of the new playground.“All students deserve quality, safe and accessible playgrounds at school, regardless of how much their parents can fundraise,” said Horgan. “That’s why we’re lifting the burden off of parents by investing $5 million today, and every year moving forward, to build playgrounds where they are needed most.”The government said that generally, school parent advisory councils have to fundraise large sums of money for new and replacement playground equipment. The Ministry said that districts applied for the funding in April, with the new playgrounds being funded based on areas with the greatest need. Priority is given to schools where there is currently no playground, and then to schools where the existing playground is aging. Districts that did not receive funding this year will receive funding next year, if they apply for it.“I’ve heard from parents that they need relief from fundraising tens of thousands of dollars for playground equipment – that’s a lot of bake sales and bottle drives for today’s busy parents,” said Education Minister Rob Fleming. “Today, we’re delivering this fund to help parents, and provide access to communities that don’t have the fundraising capacity to buy the play equipment students need.”last_img read more

24yearold rape accused held after 3 years

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on March 3 arrested 24-year-old Rahul Victor, who was accused of rape and sexual exploitation, after three years on the run.In February 2016, a woman alleged that Victor had taken her to Gurugram where he offered her a glass of cold drink spiked with some form of intoxicant. Waiting for her to lose consciousness, the accused raped her and took photographs and video clips. He, later, used these to sexually exploit her several times by threatening to leak the complainant’s clips online. Victor also came to the victim’s house to threaten her following which she registered an FIR at Kotla Mubarakpur Police Station. A team of two sub-inspectors and two constables was set up immediately under the guidance of ACP Ranbir Singh, Defence Colony and investigation was promptly started. But, due to no known addresses of the accused, a technical team was mobilised that found an Aircel sim card that Victor was using at that time. Unfortunately, after the company’s closure, no phone records could be traced. The investigating team then started scouring social media sites like Facebook in search of the accused’s profile. After looking through several profiles, the victim identified Victor. The police, then, continued their investigation during which they identified his workplace through a selfie he had posted. They were finally able to nab him from Sikandarpur, Gurugram where he lives and registered a case under sections 376/328/342/506 of the IPC at Kotla Mubarakpur police station. South District DCP Vijay Kumar said that this was a challenging case as the accused was well-versed in hiding his phone and social media records and that the team must be commended for their work in apprehending the accused.last_img read more