Russia coronavirus cases top 500,000

first_imgRussia, the country with the world’s third-largest coronavirus outbreak, passed the symbolic milestone of 500,000 confirmed cases on Thursday, after the capital lifted tight lockdown restrictions this week.The latest figures took the country’s total to 502,436 cases, after 8,779 new cases were recorded in the last day, a government website said.The most cases were reported in the two largest cities of Moscow and Saint Petersburg and their surrounding areas. The capital confirmed 1,436 new cases on Thursday as the numbers of new infections have significantly fallen this week.Moscow lifted restrictions including compulsory travel passes on Tuesday, a move welcomed by residents who rushed out to enjoy the streets and parks.Many other regions are lifting lockdown restrictions as Russia is preparing to hold a July 1 national vote despite the pandemic.   President Vladimir Putin is seeking public backing for constitutional amendments that would allow him to stay on at the Kremlin beyond his current term. Russia has confirmed a total of 6,532 COVID-19 deaths, a far lower mortality rate than in other countries with large outbreaks.Critics have cast doubt on the low official mortality rate and accused authorities of under-reporting to play down the scale of the crisis.Russia attributes its lower virus death figures to mass testing which has identified many cases with mild or no coronavirus symptoms. The health ministry is now adjusting how it reports numbers to include all deaths believed to be related to the virus even if the direct cause of death was another condition or the patient tested negative.Moscow reported Wednesday that it saw 5,260 such deaths in May.Former finance minister Alexei Kudrin, a liberal politician known for his outspoken comments, said Russia’s health system requires more funds and modernization in many regions.”Medicine is significantly underfunded even according to the current norms and also it needs a serious overhaul,” Kudrin, who heads the Audit Chamber that examines government spending, said in an interview with TASS state news agency.”We will carry out a check and show these figures,” he added.Nevertheless the economist said Russia “is not doing a bad job with the pandemic,” crediting the role of the military, which has built emergency facilities.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Record economic slumps hit Europe in face of resurgent virus

first_imgIn a sign of the trade-offs being forced on governments, Britain imposed new lockdowns in several northern counties Friday, just as Western Europe announced historic economic slumps that would have been nightmare scenarios at the start of the year. France’s economy contracted by 13.8 percent in the April-June quarter, mirroring similar devastation in Spain (18.5 percent), Portugal (14.1 percent) and Italy (12.4 percent). Europe as a whole saw gross domestic product (GDP) fall by 12.1 percent in the eurozone and by 11.9 percent across the Union bloc.”It is a shocking drop, but completely understandable as the economy was shut for a considerable period,” noted Bert Colijn, senior economist at ING Bank. Devastating economic data poured in Friday as nations counted the cost of efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, even as fresh spikes forced countries including Britain to put the brakes on a return to normality.Six months after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global emergency, the novel coronavirus has infected more than 17 million people and killed nearly 674,000, according to an AFP tally. As global daily cases approach the 300,000 mark, the impact is being felt in every sphere of life, with elections postponed in Hong Kong – the latest blow to its democracy activists – and the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia performed with radically reduced numbers. Meanwhile, in the United States – the world’s biggest economy and hardest-hit nation – jobless Americans were bracing for an end to extra unemployment payments after Congress failed to reach a deal on extending benefits.It came just a day after the US posted a second-quarter GDP drop of 9.5 percent from the same period a year ago, the worst it had ever recorded.On Friday, the country recorded 1,442 new deaths, taking its overall death toll to 153,268.Billion-dollar pharma dealsOne sector that is not struggling is pharmaceuticals, as the world pins its hopes on the race for a vaccine. Pharma giants Sanofi and GSK announced they will receive up to US$2.1 billion from the US government to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. Sanofi has also struck a deal with the EU for 300 million doses if the treatment works. And the US-German pharma team-up of Pfizer and BioNTech signed a deal with Japan to provide 120 million doses of their vaccine contender.They kept the size of the deal under wraps, but the US government recently put the cost of 100 million doses from those firms at almost $2.0 billion.But many businesses are in freefall, with airline conglomerate IAG, the owner of British Airways, posting a first-half loss of 3.8 billion euros ($4.5 billion) and UK bank NatWest sliding into the red, while Dutch airline KLM and Swedish truck maker Scania each said they were shedding 5,000 jobs.Fresh lockdownsWhile strict European lockdowns were effective in bringing cases and deaths under control, an uptick in cases means the restrictions are far from over, even if they have become more localized and specific.Britain was the latest to impose new measures Friday, banning different households from meeting indoors across Greater Manchester, and parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire. With large Muslim populations in those areas, the ban was painfully timed, on the eve of the Eid-al-Adha festival. “We take this action with a heavy heart, but we can see increasing rates of COVID across Europe and are determined to do whatever is necessary to keep people safe,” British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Twitter.Britain also delayed plans to reopen casinos, bowling alleys and skating rinks, due to begin on Saturday, while also putting off plans to resume indoor performances and increase stadium crowds. The sacred hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia has been held with 10,000 Muslim faithful allowed, instead of the roughly 2.5 million that attended last year.Pilgrims were brought in small batches into Mecca’s Grand Mosque, walking along paths marked on the floor, in sharp contrast to the normal sea of humanity that swirls inside its walls.Germany added three northern Spanish regions to its list of high-risk destinations, including the tourist hotspots of Barcelona and the beaches of the Costa Brava, meaning anyone arriving from those areas will have to produce a negative coronavirus test or go into quarantine for 14 days.Denmark reversed its stance on face masks, recommending them on public transport, while Colombia hits 10,000 deaths.”The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Friday at a meeting to assess the situation six months after declaring a global emergency.Tedros has warned that young people should take greater efforts to stop the spread of the disease, and a new study found that hundreds of children in the US state of Georgia had contracted the virus at a summer camp last month.Topics :last_img read more

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Caribbean boxing officials gather for ‘critical’ meeting today

first_img… AIBA turmoil to be topical discussionCARIBBEAN boxing representatives will gather today at the National Resource Centre in Georgetown, for what president of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) Steve Ninvalle is calling a ‘critical’ meeting, especially with the sport’s global body, International Boxing Association (AIBA) in chaos.“The meeting will be looking at the Caribbean’s approach to AIBA, especially with all that’s going on,” Ninvalle highlighted yesterday.AIBA’s Taiwanese president Ching-kuo Wu was suspended by a disciplinary commission. The organisation has been riven with in-fighting for months, with Wu pitted against most of the executive committee, who failed to remove him through a vote of no-confidence tabled in July.AIBA said that the 70-year-old was served with a provisional and immediate suspension from duties pending the conclusion of a complaint against him.It said the complaint was made by 11 AIBA executive committee members on October 1 who alleged that Wu had “violated and continues to violate various provisions of AIBA’s Statutes and Codes” and demanded his suspension.William Louis-Marie, AIBA’s Executive Director was initially scheduled to attend today’s meeting, but Ninvalle said that the latest development at the sport’s governing body impeded his (Louis-Marie) attendance.The America Boxing Confederation (AMBC) will be represented by its Executive Directors Hernan Salvo and Avasldo Bisbal and, together with the eight representatives of the Caribbean, matters of importance will be addressed.“The AMBC actually wanted this meeting to be rescheduled, but I can’t do that, because, what’s happening in AIBA right now will affect us and we need to meet as a collective and figure out the way forward. We can’t suspend the meeting again, not once I’m playing any part in it and we will move on,” Ninvalle said.Ninvalle pointed out that the turmoil in AIBA could affect December’s Caribbean Championships in St Lucia since they (AIBA) had offered US$25 000 to help the host offset expenses.“That support is huge because it’s the first time AIBA offered any financial support. Usually, we go through it alone and it’s very difficult, and that support would really help in a major way,” Ninvalle commented.Ninvalle is an Executive Director at AIBA and was recently named on the organisation’s Executive Committee Bureau but at today’s meeting, Ninvalle said, “I wear many hats, I know, but today, I’m GBA president. This meeting is very critical in terms of moving the sport forward especially with all that’s happening at AIBA.”last_img read more

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Former National athlete donates to Linden’s “Independence Championship”

first_imgBy Joe ChapmanFORMER Mackenzie High School (MHS) athlete Bruce Butcher, who resides in the United States, has contributed financially to the Independence Day ‘Mackenzie High versus Christianburg/Wismar Secondary (Multi)’ athletics showdown.According to Butcher, the event is a means of helping to boost the sport in his hometown.The event will involve past and present students of both secondary schools in Linden.Butcher, the son of former Guyana and West Indies middle order batsman Basil Butcher, feels that Linden has tremendously talented athletes and there is a need for such meets.Butcher has been following the outstanding performances of District 10 (Upper Demerara/Kwakwani) at the National Schools Athletics, Swimming and Cycling championship where their domination has displayed the region’s true talent.Butcher said he noted, particularly, the contributions made by the top two secondary schools’ athletes.He said the initiative must be encouraged and hopes that other persons/businesses and firms would give their support for this to be bigger and better in years to come.The former high jumper, who began his athletic career at the MHS, attended the first World Juniors championship in 1986 in Athens, Greece.Both MHS and Multi will receive $100 000 and a Smart television, while the athletes will gain medals and trophies and the winning school will take home the Marilyn DeAbreu Trophy and bragging rightslast_img read more

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WBB : Syracuse still searching for all-around offensive performance

first_img Comments Published on January 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Just when Syracuse seemed to have corrected one of its biggest problems, another crept up. While the Orange has found its shooting stroke in recent games, it still hasn’t gotten an all-around quality offensive performance as a team.Sure, the Orange has been knocking down shots with greater ease. But instead of having several guards scoring, it’s falling on only one or two to carry the load.‘We’ve got to be ready to shoot,’ junior guard Carmen Tyson-Thomas said. ‘It’s more about us as shooters not being ready to shoot and being ready to knock down shots and make plays.’Syracuse (11-5, 0-2 Big East) will get its next opportunity to have an all-around solid offensive performance when it hits the road to play Pittsburgh (8-7, 0-2) on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center. The Orange won its final three games of its nonconference schedule before falling to Rutgers, shooting 45.5 percent from the field during that stretch. The issue, though, was that Tyson-Thomas was the only guard who put together quality performances, scoring 15 points against both Niagara and Colgate. SU is still searching for all of its guards to step up and help pack a scoring punch to help the Orange win its first Big East game.So far, that hasn’t happened.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textInstead, Syracuse’s scoring has come mainly from its frontcourt, with senior forward Iasia Hemingway averaging 15.6 points and junior center Kayla Alexander averaging 15.4 points per game. Tyson-Thomas enters Saturday matchup with the Panthers scoring about 12 points per game, and those three players make up the bulk of SU’s offense. When they’re off the court, the scoring consistency leaves with them as the Orange’s offensive depth remains shallow.‘I don’t think there’s anything specific, we just have to be more focused and more ready to make shots.’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘We have to step up.’Tyson-Thomas is the only guard that really has.Elashier Hall – who started the season on a scoring tear that included a 20-point performance against Long Beach State in the opener – is averaging 9.7 points. La’Shay Taft is adding a meager 4.9 points per game. And Syracuse’s point guards, Shanee Williams and Rachel Coffey, have combined for a slim total of 6.2 points per game.SU hoped to straighten out its scoring woes when it resumed its conference schedule against Rutgers on Tuesday. Instead, it was more of the same against the Scarlet Knights.Fourteen from Hemingway, 12 from Tyson-Thomas and nine from Alexander. In terms of scoring, it was the usual suspects.Most of all, though, SU is going to need all of its players to improve their outside shooting abilities. For many of Syracuse’s nonconference games, the Orange’s guards were anemic from the perimeter, relying on the inside presence of Hemingway and Alexander to make up the scoring.With such cold shooting performances, opposing defenders paid less and less attention to the guards and collapsed on SU’s scorers in the paint. That made it increasingly difficult for Alexander to score at will.The few times when the guards were being defended consistently, the junior center had much more room to work.‘It makes it a lot easier, because then I have more space to work with and to attack the basket,’ Alexander said. ‘When our guards are being pressured, it makes it a little easier in the paint.’The Orange hasn’t made it any secret that it relies on Alexander in the low post to provide the bulk of its points. When SU struggles from the outside, it goes inside consistently.Against Pittsburgh, Syracuse could have the perfect opportunity to right its ongoing struggles.Ranked dead last in the Big East in scoring defense, the Panthers are allowing an average of 66.8 points per game to opponents. And that’s mainly against the lowly teams Pittsburgh faced during its nonconference slate.Syracuse is hoping to expose that defense and get its offense on track any way it can.‘We just played the way we play,’ head coach Quentin Hillsman said. ‘If you close out, we’re going to attack you off the bounce. If we get the ball inside, that’s what we’re going to do.cjiseman@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Syracuse fends off Connecticut pressure in overtime to tie, 1-1

first_img Published on August 21, 2017 at 10:31 pm Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.edu Nearly 75 minutes into regulation of Syracuse’s home opener against Connecticut, the Orange’s Alex Lamontagne rebounded her own missed shot and put it into the back of the net to break the seal. 1-0, SU.Four minutes later, UConn’s Zoe Steck turned a pass from teammate Tanya Altrui into a response that knotted the game until the end of the regulation.Two overtimes failed to find a winner on Monday night at the Syracuse Soccer Stadium, and the Orange (1-0-1) tied the Huskies (0-0-1), 1-1. It was an inching improvement for SU which, the last time it played UConn in 2015, fell 1-0.In overtime, SU’s Sydney Brackett was the only member of the Syracuse team to get a shot on goal, but her efforts were thwarted by UConn goalie Mollie Kerrigan. SU fended off a UConn onslaught. In overtime, Connecticut had six shots and three corner kicks.It mirrored regulation, when Connecticut led SU in shots (12-10) and corner kicks (4-2).  The Orange’s goalie, Courtney Brosnan, finished with nine saves.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Thursday, Syracuse will travel to West Point, New York, for a 7 p.m. start against Army. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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FRIENDLIES: Gyan will be missed but worth the risk – Avram Grant

first_imgGhana national team trainer, Avram Grant is bemoaning the absence of skipper Asamoah Gyan in the Black Stars’ upcoming two international friendly games against Senegal and Mali in France at the end of the week.The Al Ain hitman is struggling with an injury that saw him miss his club’s games in both the Asian Champions’ League and the UAE’s Pro League over the past week.Despite being initially named in the 22-man Ghana squad for the two friendlies against the two felllow West African countries, Coach Grant apparently had no choice than to drop his star striker ahead of the team’s gathering in Paris this week.“Gyan is not fully fit and so we decided to give opportunities to other players to test their mettle during the international friendlies,” Grant toldFootball411.“He is a big team player for the Black Stars and missing him is indeed a big blow for us, but this is an international friendly and not any major tournament so we decided not to risk him,” the Israeli tactician explained.He added: “We are hoping that he will get well soon and start to play a part for his team and the national team because he is such a hard working guy.” –last_img read more

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Wellington travels to No. 2 Andale… South Haven to battle Udall in what is a playoff game… Conway Springs hosts Garden Plain

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — This week on tap on football Friday… Wellington has its work cut out for it when it travels to Andale, Udall travels to South Haven which is essentially a playoff game, South Barber comes to Caldwell, and Garden Plain travels to Conway Springs in what may be the least anticipated matchup between these teams in years… Injury situation: The Dukes seem pretty healthy. Tyson Hodson should be back. Brendon Troutman could be back from his wrist injury. Oct. 31Winfieldaway •••••Other Sumner County games:UDALL AT SOUTH HAVEN (CJ COMPUTER pick: Udall) This is a playoff game for both teams. West Elk defeated both Udall and South Haven in District 1 and has all but sown up the top spot in District 1. But the second place is up for grabs. Sedan is also playing in the mix.The Cardinals are hoping to preserve their playoff streak that has run back to 2003. That’s an eternity in the football world. But to do so, they have to win this weekend. South Haven lost 44-42 in overtime to West Elk two weeks ago while Udall lost to the same Patriot team 42-22. Both have beaten Oxford. Wellington21.66741.80014493 The synopsis: Wellington head football coach Tyler Ryan made a startling point at Crusader Club the other day.“Andale has probably the best team they have had in years, probably since they won a state championship,” he said.Oh, boy.Andale last won a state championship in 2007. That’s five Andale teams since that weren’t as good as these 2013 Indians.To say the Crusaders have their work cut out for them may be that, well you know the term.. ” an understatement.”Wellington beat Circle 43-0 in a romp during a rain-induced Friday. Trouble is, Andale was down the road destroying Augusta 73-6.2012 was not a good season for the Crusaders. But Wellington really lost to Andale losing 60-30. The game was notable in that Andale held a 52-16 lead at the half. Ask any Crusader player who played that game last year, and they will tell you Andale just hit harder than the other teams.Andale will typically run you over. Hunter Knoblauch is the leading rusher in Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Div. IV with 767 yards. Hank Eck (always an Eck) has 292 yards and quarterback Jared Smarsh has 212.The Indians rarely pass, but Smarsh has thrown for 289 yards this season.So should Wellington even bother showing up?Of course it should. One thing this year’s team has proven – it can play ball with about anybody. Wellington lost to Wichita Collegiate 49-21 but was tied with the Spartans midway through the third quarter before they let the game get away from them. Collegiate has been the one team that gave Andale a game, losing a close one to the Indians 30-28.Wellington will have to put together its best game of the season and then have a little luck on top of that to win this one. But that’s why they play the game. The Topeka Capital-Journal computerized picks: Andale. Follow the game: Twitter: Cueballnewscow. Radio: Adrian Young, play-by-play, KLEY-AM 1130. Television: Sumner Cable TV, Channel 5 (audio). Photos and recaps: Wellington.cc and Sumner Newscow. Wichita Collegiate21.66732.60019899 Andale401.00501.0023864 Oct. 11Andaleaway Sept. 27CollegiateCollegiate wins 49-21. SOUTH BARBER AT CALDWELL (CJ COMPUTER pick: South Barber) Caldwell is sitting on a two-game losing streak. South Barber is just 3-2. This will be a tough matchup for the Bluejays who are still reeling from injuries. AV-CTL standings:  Game’s significance: League title. If Wellington wins this one, it pulls into a three-way tie with Andale and Wichita Collegiate with just Clearwater left to play. Oct. 18Clearwateraway Sept. 20AugustaWellington wins 19-10. Series history: In 2003 Wellington defeated Andale 46-29 and owned a 6-1 advantage on the Indians. Since 2006, Andale has a 8-1 advantage with the lone Crusader win in the 2011 season opener. Overall TeamWinsLossPct.WinsLossPct.ForAgainst Augusta13.25014.20075196 Oct. 25Mulvanehome WELLINGTON AT ANDALE: Wellington (4-1) ranked in the “others” in Class 4A.  Andale (5-0) ranked No. 2 in Class 4A. . Kickoff is at 7 p.m.  Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail-Division IV Circle03005034213 GARDEN PLAIN AT CONWAY SPRINGS (CJ COMPUTER pick: Conway Springs)This may be the one time where this game doesn’t look like a barn-burning winner takes all kind of contest. That’s because Garden Plain has struggled as of late with two straight losses. Last week it lost to Cheney after falling to Wichita Trinity the week before. Trinity then lost to Conway Springs last week.So Conway Springs may be salivating for a chance of beating Garden Plain like a drum, something that just doesn’t happen. The Cardinals are 5-0. The Owls are 3-2. But the thing about a rivalry like this, you never know… Andale:Andale 30 Wichita Collegiate 28Andale 32 Rose Hill 16Andale 37 Clearwater 7Andale 66 Circle 7Andale 73 Augusta 6. League Sept. 6GoddardWellington wins 34-28. Clearwater12.33332.600135134 STAFFORD AT ARGONIA-ATTICA IN ATTICA (CJ COMPUTER pick: Stafford)Stafford saw success against a depleted Caldwell team on Monday. This could be a good contest. The CJ Computer has just two points separating the two schools. A&A lost handily to Hope last week which is one of the premiere teams in eight-man football. Game night weather: No rain! The temperatures are expected to hover in the 60s and perhaps dip into the upper 50s by the end of the game for a good fall evening. Oct. 4CircleWellington wins 43-0. 2013 season thus far: Wellington:  Notable stats: Wellington’s Colin Reichenberger has 657 yards on 28 receptions, leading everyone in the league by160 yards. Bret Waddell of Collegiate is in second place with 34 receptions and 497 yards.Trevor Nance is currently second in the league passing department with 768 yards, behind Landon Root with 1,169 yads passing. Austin Dunn is second with 622 rushing behind Knoblauch. Full stats can be found here: Andale (7-9) 1981 – Wellington 34 Andale 61982 – Wellington 14 Andale 82000 – Wellington 21 Andale 02001 – Wellington 27 Andale 72002 – Wellington 21 Andale 222002 – Wellington 19 Andale 14 bi-district2003 – Wellington 46 Andale 292006 – Wellington 0 Andale 482007 – Wellington 12 Andale 272008 – Wellington 7 Andale 312008 – Wellington 17 Andale 33 (2nd round, playoff).2009 – Wellington 0 Andale 212009 – Wellington 17 Andale 33 (2nd round, playoff).2010 – Wellington 0 Andale 272011- Wellington 35 Andale 282012 – Wellington 30 Andale 60 Sept. 13ConcordiaWellington wins 27-6. OXFORD AT SEDAN (CJ COMPUTER pick: Oxford)The Wildcats may have kissed their playoff hopes goodbye with a loss to South Haven. But Oxford can take care of business with Sedan and hope Udall and South Haven completely self destruct down the stretch. Points BELLE PLAINE AT WICHITA INDEPENDENT (CJ COMPUTER pick: Wichita Independent)Belle Plaine had its highest point total of the season in week 5 against Haven scoring 28 points. Trouble is Haven scored 52. Wichita Independent is coming off a big win over Chaparral 36-20 last week. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? 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Kenny Adams, Jr. 66, avid Crusader fan, Wellington: Jan. 31, 1948 – Jan. 25, 2015

first_imgKenny Adams Jr.Kenneth L. Adams, Jr, age 66, long time Wellington resident, died January 25, 2015 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington. Kenny was a brakeman/conductor with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad where he retired after 38 years of service.Kenny was born on January 31, 1948 in Liberal to Kenneth L. Adams, Sr. and Beverly Jean (Hall) Adams.  He was raised in Liberal and graduated from McPherson High School with the Class of 1966.He attended Hutchinson Junior College for one year.  He then served for three years with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1970.  He served two tours in Vietnam earning two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star.He married Cindy K. Deschaine, the love of his life, on July 4, 1969 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Wellington.He enjoyed everything to do with his grandkids, gardening, and being outside.  He was an avid Crusader fan.He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Steven.Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Cindy Adams of Wellington; three children, Eric Adams and his wife Coni, Kelly Adams and his wife Daphne, and Mandy Thomson and her husband Shawn all of Wellington; two sisters, Marsha Blackwell and Melissa Brooks and her husband Gene all of Bartlesville, OK; eight grandchildren, Erianne, Peyton, Madison, Jaden, Mekenna, Kade Adams, Addi and Gracie Thomson; and numerous nieces and nephews.Rosary will be held at St. Anthony – St. Rose Catholic Church on, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7 p.m.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony – St. Rose Catholic Church on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 10 a.m. Father Dwight Birket and Father Andrew J. Seiler will officiate. Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 1 to 8 p.m.  The family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.Memorials have been established with the Avenue of Flags and WHS.cc Scholarships in lieu of flowers.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

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New Zealand Women’s Cricket team captain announces pregnancy with her teammate

first_imgAdvertisement x8wp388NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewfco( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) Would you ever consider trying this?😱1wtywcrCan your students do this? 🌚arRoller skating! Powered by Firework New Zealand women’s cricket team captain Amy Satterthwaite announced her pregnancy with wife Lea Tahuhu on Tuesday. The skipper was engaged to her New Zealand teammate in 2014 and the couple later tied the knot back in March 2017. Announcing about her pregnancy on Twitter, Satterthwaite wrote, “Lea and I are thrilled to share that I am expecting our first child early in the new year. Words cannot describe how excited we are about this new chapter”. Tahuhu, in response, retweeted her partner’s tweet and said, “And then there were 3”.Advertisement Same-sex marriage has been legal in New Zealand since August 19, 2013. The legalisation bill was passed by the New Zealand House of Representatives on April 17, 2013 by 77 votes to 44 and received royal assent on April 19. Apart from Satterthwaite and Tahuhu, South Africa women’s cricket team captain Dane van Niekerk has also tied the knot with her teammate Marizanne Kapp. They became the first married couple to bat together in an International Cricket Council (ICC) tournament, while playing against Sri Lanka in the Women’s World T20 Championship.Advertisement Amy Satterthwaite has represented her country in 119 ODIs and 99 T20Is, while her wife Lea, has played 66 ODIs and 50 T20Is with 70 ODI and 44 T20I wickets to her name. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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