first_imgComing back to Legend Valley in Thornville, OH from August 1st-3rd, The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival has officially revealed their initial 2019 lineup in celebration of their 10th anniversary.In addition to three nights of music from host band The Werks, the festival will also see headlining performances by Big Gigantic and The Claypool Lennon Delirium. The three-day music and camping festival will also feature The Floozies, Twiddle (2 nights), Matisyahu, Opiuo, Turkuaz, Melvin Seals & JGB, Sunsquabi (2 nights), Cory Wong, MarchFourth, Joe Marcinek Band and many more to be announced in the comings weeks.The festival brings awareness to musical styles that are the backbone of the vibrant music scene in the Midwest. It serves as a showcase in a playground between artist and participant and draws people from all across the United States. The shared experience in an outdoor setting attracts a multitude of artisans, vendors, performance artists, and festival-goers who all participate in a celebration that inspires love of life.Tickets for The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival are currently on sale now here.For more information, head to the festival’s website.last_img read more


first_imgIn a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for local residents, Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest wireless provider, has expanded its digital network in Vermont, with a new cell site. The new site, located on an existing silo, provides improved coverage and capacity in Ferrisburg along Route 7.The new site is part of the company’s aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless voice and data services, like two-way text messaging and Internet access, in New England.This investment is part of the company’s commitment to offer customers the most reliable service available on the nation’s largest wireless network. The company’s most reliable network claim is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women who inspired the company’s national advertising campaign. They conduct more than 300,000 call attempts monthly on Verizon Wireless’ and other national wireless carriers’ networks while traveling over 100,000 miles nationwide in specially-equipped company-owned quality test vehicles.”This network expansion will allow us to meet the growing need of local businesses and consumers for their voice calls and data applications, like our high-speed Express Network (sm) and two-way text messaging service,” said Bob Stott, Verizon Wireless regional president.Express Network is the company’s nationwide high-speed wireless data network, providing fast wireless Internet service, with bursts up to 144 kilobits per second (kbps). Express Network gives users full Internet access, intranet access and traditional email functionality via a laptop at unprecedented speeds for wireless access. Users can expect average speeds between 40 and 60 kbps, significantly higher than speeds being produced by competing technologies and comparable to, if not faster, than what PC users get when using a dial-up Internet service. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $8 billion over the last two years in its nationwide network, offering customers access to the most extensive wireless voice and data network in the United States.last_img read more


first_img Sharing is caring! 15 Views   no discussions LocalNews Opposition Leader wants details on Layou River restoration contracts by: – October 31, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Hector John. Image via: uwpdm.comLeader of the Opposition United Workers Party Hector John has indicated that his party need information with respect to the companies contracted to dredge the Layou River following the collapse of the Matthieu Dam in July.The Matthieu Dam which collapsed on the 27th of July, 2011 caused the Layou River to overflow its banks and as a result damaged properties, agriculture, livestock and businesses.Disaster Management Officials have warned that due to the rise in the river bed, the Layou area is prone to flash flooding and have erected signs to warn the general public.Mr John told a press conference with media workers last week that the Opposition UWP requires the government to explain the terms of the contracts awarded and to whom.“After three months of the disaster of the Matthieu Dam we are hearing that the government from Monday has contractors on the river doing some excavation. We would like to know the name of the companies on the river, the terms and conditions of the contracts with these companies on the Layou River.”John further stated that the government also needs to inform the public whether they have made arrangements with land owners in Layou in order that their property could be used for stock-piling of the excess silt.“We also would like to find out if there were agreements with the land owners on the banks of the river because you have a lot of stock piling to do and you need property to do that if you want to clear the river, he said.Mr John also stated that “we would also like to find out who is the government engineer responsible to oversee the excavation works on the Layou River”.According to John these points are pertinent and need to be clarified as the Layou River situation is a serious one which affects the entire west coast communities.“It is very important and we need to get some information because we have not heard anything coming to the public on what is going on at the Layou River. We are just seeing barcoes and heavy equipments on the Layou River so we need some clarificationMeantime John says the livelihood of the residents of Layou have been affected since the collapse in July.“It is a serious, serious disaster affecting the people in that area especially farmers, they do not have access to their farms in Layou Park area and we do not have access to the country through that interior road. The livelihood of the people of Layou, the fishing, agriculture and also employment opportunity for the young men of Layou and St. Joseph who worked on the Layou River during the tourist season in terms of river tubing; all these people are at home.”According to Mr John, “farmers were promised $500.00 each by the government sometime in August they had that meeting in St. Joseph and they have not received that, we had damage to our Agricultural Station on the west coast; the only one in the Layou Valley area and to damaged private property”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more


first_imgRosie Herring, 94 of Batesville formally of Aurora passed away Wednesday February 24, 2016 at Waters of Batesville. Rosie was born Saturday January 28, 1922 in Madison, IN. the daughter of Frank and Bertha (Buchanan) Wood. Rosie married James Herring December 25, 1941 and he preceded her in death May 12, 2008. Rosie was a homemaker. She was a member of the Sparta Baptist Church. Rosie enjoyed family, camping, traveling, reading her bible, and taking care of her red roses.Rosie is survived by daughters: Diane (Ray) Heis of Brookville, IN. Rose (Cecil) Perry of Eminence, MO. 8 Grandchildren 18 Great-Grandchildren 9 Great-Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Herring, 2 sisters: Thelma Buffo and Beatrice Hudson.Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Monday February 29, 2016 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill with Pastor Rick Burcham officiating. Visitation will be Sunday February 28, 4-6PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Sparta Baptist Church through the funeral home. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester Street Box 156 Moores Hill 47032. (812)744-3280. Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message.last_img read more


first_imgManchester United captain, Harry Maguire, has pleaded not guilty to charges after appearing in court following his arrest on the island of Mykonos. The England defender, 27, was arrested following an alleged fight on Thursday night, along with two other Britons, aged 28 and 29. Police said there had been an altercation and an exchange of words with officers with the three men appearing before a prosecutor on the nearby island of Syros on Saturday. Maguire was in court for around an hour testifying to a prosecutor, where he denied all charges, and it is understood the trial has been adjourned until a hearing on Tuesday. However, the three defendants are not obliged to attend the trial and are free to return home. Maguire left the courthouse in an unmarked van, refusing to make any comment or statement on the incident. When asked by Sky News’ sports correspondent Martha Kelner whether Maguire was a free man, the defender’s lawyer said: “Right now. Yes.” The prosecutor is considering three charges – aggravated assault, verbal assault and also the most serious one, the attempted bribery of an official. Although it is unclear which of these charges specifically pertain to Maguire and which to the two other men, it could be as much as a three-year prison sentence for attempted bribery. Speaking from the scene, Kelner said: “Unfortunately the only people who know what happened in that courtroom are Harry Maguire, the two people he was co-defendants with, and of course the prosecutor and his defence lawyer. “The legal system here is rather opaque. These hearings are not open. Journalists are not allowed in. read also:Maguire’s lawyer: Man Utd captain denies allegations Promoted Content7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeUnusual And Unique Beauty Of Indian Women6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub EverWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Best Cars Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Product That Have Wild Origin StoriesPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body Loading… center_img “As a consequence of that, the details of what went on inside there and what the eventual resolution was, if there was any resolution, is still unclear. “It seems there may have been an agreement, according to Greek media reports – that Harry Maguire returns to the island of Mykonos, which is around a 50-minute boat ride from here, to apologise for what took place there on Thursday night in order for him to return to England. “I was also speaking to someone on the ground here, and he was saying Harry Maguire has to return to the courtroom on Tuesday. But there is a chance, that hearing if it does have to happen, goes ahead without the Manchester United defender.” A statement released by the Hellenic Police’s South Aegean region press office on Friday afternoon read: “Patrolling police officers in the area of Mykonos intervened and normalised a dispute between citizens. “However, three foreigners involved in the incident turned against them, insulting and hitting a police officer with fists. “The three foreigners were taken to the Mykonos Police Station, where upon their arrival they strongly resisted, pushing and beating three police officers. “One of the detainees then tried to offer money so that the trial against them would not be completed. The arrested (men) were taken to the Syros Prosecutor’s Office.” Manchester United released a statement shortly after confirming Maguire’s ‘not guilty’ plea, which read: “Following the appearance in court today we note the adjournment of the case to allow the legal team to consider the case file. “Harry has pleaded not guilty to the charges. It would be inappropriate for the player or club to comment further while the legal process takes its course.” Maguire had been on Mykonos with family and friends, having been given two weeks off following the side’s semi-final defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League on Sunday. The club is set to open their 2020/21 Premier League campaign against Crystal Palace on September 19 – having had their start delayed by a week due to their European involvement. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more


first_imgCanberra: Australia leg-spinner Kristen Beams has decided to hang her boots from playing career and the ongoing season of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) set to be her last.Beams, who made her first international appearance in 2014 in an ODI against Pakistan, had represented Australia in one Test, 30 one-day internationals and 18 Twenty20 Internationals.The 35-year-old has played for Melbourne Stars in the WBBL since the inception of the league and if she features in Sunday’s encounter against Brisbane Heat, it will be her last game for the franchise as well as of her playing career.“We congratulate Kristen on a terrific career both for Australia and her adopted home state of Victoria and are so grateful for the contribution she has made on and off the field,” Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts was quoted as saying by the ICC.“She’s been a wonderful ambassador of the game, always willing to go the extra mile to inspire the next generation of cricketers as well as having had a significant impact in the all abilities space. Kristen has held a number of off-field roles within cricket and we hope to see her face around the game for years to come,” Roberts added.“I’ve loved the last five years with the Melbourne Stars and being part of the Stars family,” Beams said.Earlier this week, Beams’ former Australia teammate and Sydney Thunder’s Alex Blackwell had also announced her retirement from all forms of the game. IANSAlso Read: Yuvraj Singh pulls down the curtain of his International cricket careerAlso Watch: ‘Polarization in society over CAB getting prominent day by day’: Satra Mukti Sangram Samitteelast_img read more


first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Prag News and Pratidin Group registered big win in the TG Barua Inter Media Cricket championship held at the Judges ground here today. Pratidin Group in the first match of the day defeated GL Publications by 8 wickets. Abhinash Thakuria (3-11), Tonmoy Dey (3-12) and Jagjit Singh (38no), all from the winning side, came out with good performance in the match. Meanwhile in the second game Prag News thrashed NE News by 173 runs. Mriganka Sarma (105 no) and Nikhil Basfore (77), Bonojit Kalita (3-2) from Prag News made brilliant performance in the match.Also Read: Assam take 2nd innings lead in Cricket tournament against Tamil Nadu Also Watch: Minister Pijush Hazarika rebuts claims of paid crowd at BJP peace rally in Jagi Roadlast_img read more


first_imgCOLOMBO (Reuters) – Former Sri Lanka batsman Chamara Silva has been banned for two years from all cricket-related activities for misconduct and violating ‘spirit of the game’ during a domestic match, the country’s cricket board said on Sunday.Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had formed an enquiry committee to investigate potential fixing angle in a Tier B first class match between Silva-led Panadura Cricket Club and Kalutara Physical Culture Club which saw unusual scoring rate.“… two teams have been found guilty of misconduct and not playing to the spirit of the game, and NOT of match fixing,” SLC said in a statement.While Silva and counterpart Manoj Deshapriya have been suspended for two years, all other players and coaches have been handed a one-year ban from cricket.The match has been declared null and void, while each club has been slapped with $3300 (£2,428) fine.Silva has played 11 Tests and 75 one-dayers for Sri Lanka, the 37-year-old’s last international outing being a Twenty20 match against Pakistan in 2011.Caption: Chamara Silva has played 11 Tests and 75 ODIs for Sri Lankalast_img read more


first_imgHolding the small group sessions must not conflict with local public health or government restrictions, but is the next step in the league’s hopes of returning to action. A maximum of six players may be assigned to a single group. Teams must submit club-specific plans for the small group sessions to the league. The league said teams may split full fields into two equal halves and teams may define up to six zones per half field, spaced at least 10 feet apart. Only one player may be in each zone at any time to maintain physical distancing. Players may switch zones but two players cannot occupy the same zone.Players may pass and shoot on goal, but all training exercises must allow for 10 feet of distance.The league says all health and safety measures required when teams began individual training must be maintained. Players will be screened, including temperature checks, before being allowed on training fields. All equipment must be cleaned after use.The league-wide moratorium on full team training remains in effect through June 1. May 28, 2020 The season has been suspended since March 8. It will resume with the British Masters in northern England from July 22-25 before five further events in the “UK Swing” across England and Wales.Four Rolex Series events have been rescheduled for October to December. They are the Scottish Open, the BMW PGA Championship, the Nedbank Golf Challenge and then the season-ending World Tour Championship from Dec. 10-13.The tour says details of other tournaments from September to November will be announced later.European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley says the Ryder Cup is still on schedule for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin pending more discussions with the PGA Tour.___ The state has set up several guidelines for leagues to follow, including a recommendation that spectators and employees keep at least 6 feet apart from anyone not from their household. If that is not feasible, other measures such as face coverings and sanitation protocols should be followed.Athletes will not be required to wear masks but the guidelines encourage them to be worn on the sidelines. The order does not address college sports events.___Major League Soccer teams can begin voluntary outdoor small group training sessions. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is not ruling out having a full stadium for home football games. Barta told reporters the school is planning for several different scenarios, and one of them is opening 69,250-seat Kinnick Stadium to “as many fans as want to join us.”Barta said the number of fans allowed into the stadium will be determined by directives of state and local health officials.On Tuesday, Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard wrote in a letter to fans that he anticipated Jack Trice Stadium would host games at 50% capacity, or about 30,000 fans.Even if there are no attendance limits at Iowa, Barta said there could be modifications, such as limiting the number of stadium entrances and open concession stands. He said fans might be required to wear masks.___ Individual high schools will be distributing caps and gowns to the students to wear during the festivities.___The Premier League’s official broadcasters say the competition will restart on June 17.The BBC and Sky Sports say there will be a doubleheader on that day with Manchester City playing Arsenal and Aston Villa hosting Sheffield United.Playing those make-up games on a Wednesday will ensure the 30th round can be contested the following weekend. ___MotoGP organizers and the Spanish government say they are working to bring the racing series back in the summer.MotoGP promoter Dorna says it is “working hard to try” to resume racing in July, likely with consecutive events at the Spanish circuit of Jerez de la Frontera.Spain was set to host four races before the season was put in jeopardy because of the coronavirus pandemic.___ Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says racing will be allowed to resume in the state without spectators.The governor says NASCAR will race at Martinsville Speedway on June 10, and that other forms of auto racing and horse racing also are cleared to resume.“These events will not be open to the public and no spectators will be allowed, among other restrictions,” he says.NASCAR was originally scheduled to make its first of two stops at Martinsville in early May, but the event was postponed because of the coronavirus. It also will visit Richmond Raceway on Sept. 12 and conclude the season with a return to Martinsville on Nov. 1.___ Live horse racing is slated to resume in Maryland this weekend with a three-day session at Laurel Park, which will remain closed to the general public.The Maryland Jockey Club says it has received approval from the Maryland Racing Commission to launch its Summer 2020 meet with live racing on Saturday, but fans are forbidden from entering the track until clearance is received from the state.All races on Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be streamed live on the Laurel Park website.___Italy’s top soccer league will resume on June 20. Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki says the recent pass-and-catch video he posted that went viral was inspired by boredom during the coronavirus lockdown.The video shows Gesicki lobbing a football over a multi-story beach house, running through the garage and making the catch on the other side on the run as he heads into the street.“I was honestly just super bored, and I was at my girlfriend’s beach house, pretty close to where I live, and we were just kind of hanging out,” Gesicki says . “We saw something similar to that on the internet and we were like, ‘Hey, I might try that,’ and ended up taking a couple tries. It was fun.”Gesicki had a breakout 2019 in his second NFL season. He capped it by making the winning touchdown catch in the finale at New England.___ ___Darlington Raceway is switching gears for its next event.Two weeks after hosting NASCAR’s return to racing, the track will hold graduation ceremonies for the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics. There will be 120 graduating seniors at Saturday’s event from the school in Hartsville, a few miles from NASCAR’s oldest superspeedway.Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp said the track was honored to help the high school seniors be recognized in a proper way.Traditional high school graduation ceremonies have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ceremony will take place at a parking lot on track property. Afterward, the graduates and their parents will have the chance to drive their vehicles for a lap around the 1.366-mile track and get their pictures taken on the start-finish line.center_img Western Kentucky has proposed a staggered restart plan that would allow the return of 65 football players for voluntary workouts on June 8.The university has released its proposed restart plan for public feedback, with fall classes beginning on Aug. 24 and in-person instruction concluding on Nov. 20. A final approved plan from four committees, including athletics, will be released next week.Volleyball, soccer and the remaining 40 football players will return July 6 and be followed days later by the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Other programs will return later in August.___While some athletes have struggled to cope with the isolation of the coronavirus lockdown, Atlanta Falcons center Alex Mack has no complaints. He has picked up a new hobby — making bread — and learned that he doesn’t mind spending most of his time at home.“I can be a homebody pretty well,” Mack said during a video conference call with Atlanta media. “The things I like to do, apparently you don’t need to leave the house that much.”The six-time Pro Bowler has been documenting his new hobby on social media. So far, he has churned out French bread, a standard loaf, pizza, brioche bread and English muffins for a homemade breakfast sandwich.The 34-year-old Mack is heading into his 12th season in the NFL. At this point, he’s taking in year by year.“The goal when I showed up in the league was 10 years,” he said. “That seemed like a good career. From here on out, I want to do the best I can to play at the highest level. I’m going to play one year at a time. I think I’ve got a lot of juice left in the tank. I’m ready to go this year.” Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora gave Serie A the green light to resume after a meeting with Italian soccer authorities on Thursday.A medical protocol for matches was approved by a technical scientific committee earlier.Spadafora says Serie A will restart on June 20 but the Italian Cup semifinals and the final could be played on June 13 and 17.Serie A has been suspended since March 9, when the government ordered a nationwide lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.There are 12 rounds remaining in Serie A, plus four matches that were postponed from the 25th round. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The last match was played on March 9 before the competition was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.Squads were only allowed to restart practice sessions in small groups last week but contact and tackling is now allowed between players.___The European Tour plans to resume its season in July starting with a six-week stretch of golf tournaments in Britain and running through to the World Tour Championship in Dubai in December.The tour says its events initially will be held without spectators and will be subject to strict testing protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic. ___Malcolm Jenkins, who this offseason left the Eagles to sign with the New Orleans Saints as a free agent, will be the keynote speaker at Philadelphia’s virtual graduation on June 9.Jenkins starred for the Eagles for the last six seasons and the safety won an NFL championship in 2017. He also has been a leader of several off-field initiatives, and his foundation has a mission to promote positive change in the lives of underserved youth in New Jersey, where he grew up; Ohio, where he went to college at Ohio State; Pennsylvania and Louisiana, homes of his pro teams.“Malcolm was selected not for his greatness on the field and his two Super Bowl rings, but because of his compassion and advocacy around social justice,” said Donna Frisby-Greenwood, CEO of the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia and co-chair of the commencement planning committee. “Malcolm’s foundation focuses on youth leadership development and skill building, and we think that that makes him a perfect speaker for us.”The hour-long graduation will be streamed on several platforms, including the school district’s website. Frisby-Greenwood said that several companies and organizations are involved with planning and serving as sponsors. The Philadelphia Orchestra has recorded “Pomp and Circumstance” for the ceremony. And the city’s Free Library will host the live stream of the event on its platform. ___Texas will soon allow outdoor pro sports events to have spectators, but their numbers will be strictly limited.Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has revised a decision to let pro sports leagues host events without fans starting in June as part of the states’ move to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.Abbott’s new order allows outdoor stadiums to host fans up to 25% of their normal capacity. Leagues will have to apply to state health officials to be allowed to have fans. Indoor events will still be without spectators.The PGA Tour plans to restart its season at Colonial in Texas on June 11-14 but has said it would not include fans. Associated Press The Latest: Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios Georgia Tech will begin the first phase of a plan to reopen its athletic facilities on June 15.The plan is based on guidance from the school administration, the University System of Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp’s office and public health officials.Under the initial reopening phase, athletes who live in the Atlanta area will be able to use campus weight rooms and athletic training facilities on a voluntary basis.In order to take part, students and staff must make an appointment to work out, complete a daily health check questionnaire, undergo temperature checks when they arrive at the facility, and limit groups to no more than 10 athletes and two staff members inside a facility at one time in order to maintain social distancing guidelines. Also, no locker rooms can be used and all workouts groups must remain the same throughout the first phase of the reopening.___last_img read more


first_img“The 2018 season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers. As a result, I made the difficult decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately,” Packers president Mark Murphy said in a statement. “Mike has been a terrific head coach and leader of the Packers for 13 seasons, during which time we experienced a great deal of success on and off the field.“We want to thank Mike, his wife, Jessica, and the rest of the McCarthy family for all that they have done for the Packers and the Green Bay and Wisconsin communities. We will immediately begin the process of selecting the next head coach of the Green Bay Packers.”The Packers have struggled throughout the season and hold a 4-7-1 record after falling to Arizona. Green Bay has dropped three straight games and five of its last sixMcCarthy took over the Packers in 2006. He guided the team to a 125-77-2 record and nine playoff appearances in his 12-plus seasons with the franchise. McCarthy also led Green Bay to a victory over the Steelers in Super Bowl 45.  The Packers will host the Falcons in Week 14 action next Sunday. Mike McCarthy is no longer the coach of the Packers.Green Bay announced Sunday it had fired McCarthy after a 20-17 loss to the lowly Cardinals. Joe Philbin will serve as the team’s interim coach.last_img read more