Geron Williams wins Digicel/Evolution Cancer Awareness feature

first_img–dedicates victory to late relative Barbara LovellGUYANA’s lone professional racing cyclist, Geron Williams yesterday won the feature 35-lap race of the Digicel/Team Evolution Cancer Awareness Cycle Road Race which was staged around the outer circuit of the National Park.After blowing away the field that was made up of the country’s top wheelsmen, Williams, a humble individual told Chronicle Sport he wants to dedicate his hard-earned victory to his relative, Barbara Lovell, who died a few years ago from Breast cancer.“Today’s race was more than a bicycle race, and the victory was made a bit sweeter by the competitive nature of the event.” Williams stated.He (Williams) said leading up to the event, he prepared for a very intense race and it lived up to expectations, but was prepared for it and in the end, his preparations paid off.He said the race was very tough from the start and he missed the first break which occurred after the completion of the third lap, but with assistance from four other cyclists, he was able to connect back to the learders.He said with three laps remaining and after sharing the lead with a few of the other cyclists up front, he made his move but was pursued by Curtis Dey, Jonel Yearwood, Andrew Hicks and Mark Harris. With one lap remaining, he found himself in second position but battled to the end and in turning for the finish at the corners of Lamaha and Irving Streets, he made his move and blew away the opposition, winning by approximately five bicycle lengths.Dey was second, Yearwood third, Hicks fourth, Harris fifth and Paul DeNobrega sixth.Williams also won three of the five prime prizes that were up for grabs, while Walter Grant-Stuart and Dey won one each.Geron Williams (left) accepts his winning prize from DIgicel’s Regional Executive Officer, Gregory Dean, after winning the feature Digicel/Evolution feature 35-lap cycle race yesterday.In other results, Dey was the first junior to cross the finish line. Shane Bourne won the five-lap mountain bike race ahead of Oziah McAullay and Julio Melville, respectively.The novice event was won by Raphael Alberts who finished ahead of O’Neil Rosae and Paul Thomas, respectively.Ian `Dumb Boy’ Jackson won the 20-lap race for veterans over 45 years of age, ahead of Kennard Lovell and Amrit Sankazr, respectively.In the 20-lap race for veterans under 45 years of age, Junior Niles won from Paul Cho-Wee-Nam and Stephen Fernandes, in that order.As was promised prior to the start of the event, Digicel had pledged to match the registration fee of the cyclists and donate same to the Cancer Institute of Guyana and yesterday, they lived up to their promise by donating a cheque worth $472,000 to the organisation.last_img
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Clippers use fast start to bury sinking Suns

first_imgThe Clippers shot 63 percent in a 79-point first half, the franchise’s highest-scoring half since the then-San Diego Clippers scored 87 against Utah 34 years ago.Clippers coach Doc Rivers likes what he’s seen out of his retooled squad.“Everybody trusts everybody,” he said. “We kind have this feed the pig principle and if one guy gets going you stay with him.”Devin Booker and T.J. Warren scored 27 apiece for the Suns, who have dropped 13 of their last 14 and 18 of their last 21 games. Alex Len had 14 points and 13 rebounds.The 19-0 start to a game was the most on record for the Clippers and the most for any team since Washington scored the first 20 against Brooklyn last April 11. The Clippers’ 79 points at the half were the most since the then-San Diego Clippers scored a franchise-record 87 against Utah on April 14, 1984.“That was great,” Rivers said. “When you give yourself a cushion like that you can play awful in the third quarter and still win by a lot.”Phoenix never cut the lead to single digits after that 19-0 start.“When we get a lead like that you get in a little comfort zone but for us to get to where we want to get you can’t fall in that trap,” Harris said. “We got to stay with it every single night, every single minute.”Josh Jackson, who finished with 19 points, finally ended the drought with a driving layup with 7:09 to play in the quarter.“Inexcusable,” Suns interim coach Jay Triano said. “We knew that they’re an iso (isolate) team and they were going to put it down and drive it right at us and they did and we couldn’t keep anyone in front of us.”Triano said his young team practices harder than it plays.“Why do we practice against each other harder than we play in front of 15,000 people?” he said. “We practice downstairs, we’ll kill each other, we jump in front, we do everything. When the lights come on, I don’t know if it’s nerves, fear, experience, we just back up, back up and give in.”Austin Rivers’ step-back 3-pointer was the final basket of the first quarter and the Clippers led 40-18.That’s when Williams heated up. After taking two shots, and missing them, in the first quarter, the scoring machine off the Clippers bench scored 23 in 23 minutes in the second quarter, going 9 for 12 from the field, including 3 for 5 from 3-point range.Williams scored 16 in the final 4½ minutes of the first half. His 16-foot fadeaway jumper with three seconds left gave the Clippers their biggest lead of the night, 79-50, at the half.Phoenix cut it to 15 in the third quarter, at 87-72, on Len’s 13-footer with 3:20 left.The closest the Suns got after that was the final 11-point margin.“We can’t come out with mindset here we have to get punched in the face and then fight back,” Booker said. “We’ve got to be the aggressors.”TIP INSClippers: The Clippers have won seven straight over the Suns and 16 of the last 18. … Williams and Harris were the second Clippers duo to top 20 points apiece in the same game this season. Williams and Rivers have done it twice. … The Clippers won on the second night of back-to-back games for only the second time this season. … Williams is on pace to be the highest-scoring reserve in the NBA since at least 1983-84, when the Suns’ Eddie Johnson averaged 21.5 and won NBA Sixth Man Award.Suns: Center Tyson Chandler (neck) did not play. … Signed guard Shaq Harrison to a 10-day contract. …. After the first five minutes of the game, the Suns outscored the Clippers 117-109. … Phoenix remains tied with Atlanta for the most losses in the league at 42.UP NEXTClippers: At Denver on Tuesday night.Suns: Host Portland on Saturday night. PreviousThe Suns Dancers perform during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) dunks against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Clippers forward Tobias Harris (34) shoots over the defense of Phoenix Suns’ Elfrid Payton during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsPhoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson looks to grab a defensive rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace (12) drives to the basket as Phoenix Suns’ T.J. Warren defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace, right, drives to the basket past the defense of Phoenix Suns’ Shaquille Harrison (10) and Josh Jackson during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) has his shot blocked by Los Angeles Clippers’ Sam Dekker (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace (12) drives to the basket past Phoenix Suns’ Elfrid Payton (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) dunks over Phoenix Suns’ T.J. Warren during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) pulls a rebound away from Phoenix Suns’ T.J. Warren during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson, right, drives to the basket past Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 128-117. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender, top left, vies for a rebound with Los Angeles Clippers’ Austin Rivers, bottom, and Tobias Harris during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 128-117. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender, top left, vies for a rebound with Los Angeles Clippers’ Austin Rivers, bottom, and Tobias Harris during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 128-117. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers looks to an official following a foul during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 128-117. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives to the basket past Los Angeles Clippers’ Tyrone Wallace during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 128-117. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers looks to an official following a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 128-117. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Sam Cassell, left, talks with Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 128-117. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers calls out to his players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 128-117. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Phoenix Suns guard Elfrid Payton (2) drives to the basket through the defense of Los Angeles Clippers’ Tyrone Wallace (12) and Montrezl Harrell (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 128-117. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Phoenix Suns guard Elfrid Payton (2) drives to the basket through the defense of Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 128-117. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Phoenix Suns guard Elfrid Payton (2) drives to he basket through the defense of Los Angeles Clippers’ Tyrone Wallace (12) and Montrezl Harrell (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) shoots the ball over the defense of Phoenix Suns’ Dragan Bender during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 128-117. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)The Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell dunks the ball against during the second half of Friday’s game against the Suns in Phoenix. The Clippers rolled to a 128-117 victory. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson looks to grab a defensive rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 128-117. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Phoenix Suns guard Elfrid Payton (2) and Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) battle for a loose ball in front of Suns center Alex Len (21) and the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 128-117. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, left, grabs a rebound over Phoenix Suns’ Alex Len during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 128-117. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives to the basket past Los Angeles Clippers’ Tyrone Wallace during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 128-117. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)The Suns Dancers perform during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) dunks against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)NextShow Caption1 of 27Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) dunks against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)ExpandPHOENIX — The Clippers made quick work of the Phoenix Suns, very quick.Five minutes into the game, the Clippers led 19-0 and the staggering Suns never recovered.Super-sub Lou Williams had 35 points in 33 minutes – including a 23-point second quarter – and the Clippers handed the Suns their eighth loss in a row, 128-117 on Friday night.Tobias Harris added 30 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers, who have won eight of 11.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Burden couple seeking excess of $75,000 for demolition of structure on S. Cherry

first_img 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 Comments (37) 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? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +22 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 296 weeks ago It was only a matter of time. City gov has been out of control. Bank should have been notified and other safeguards. Hard working people ought not be treated this way. Just because something may be “lawful” doesn’t make it right. This isn’t Malibu Heights or Boca Raton, it’s Wellington breadbasket Kansas and we don’t do people that way. People need to resign over this. Not cool at all. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down crusader pride · 296 weeks ago I would say before we go throwing the City under the bus we wait and see how this plays out. Why was the taxes not paid…did the county have the correct owner listed?Was the address current? Is there not two sides to every story? If the appraised value is less than 5,000 I am thinking that these folks do not have 75,000 in the property…how much did they pay and when? If I remember right the city has bent over backwards to give people time to clean up property to avoid demolition… Report Reply 2 replies · active 295 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 295 weeks ago Not to be rude but it looked like a complete dump, eye sore, etc… BUT City should have notified the bank, if there is a loan on the home it would of been listed on the deed and they could have easily notified the bank and found the owners. My question is, if you are remodeling something like that, wouldn’t you pay the taxes and keep them current, why would you let the taxes go for a year? Sounds fishy to me…. Report Reply 1 reply · active 25 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 295 weeks ago Also…what about all the other dumps sitting around in Wellington, why are they not being demolished? Report Reply 0 replies · active 295 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down Clumsy · 295 weeks ago lets blame the big bad city even though it took the owners 3 months to discover the house was torn down and they are suing for over 75,000 dollars when the dump is appraised at $4750. people should think this out. Report Reply 0 replies · active 295 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 295 weeks ago People don’t seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Report Reply 0 replies · active 295 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 295 weeks ago The structure was appraised at the $4750 value. That does not include the value of the “land.” I am sure the land is worth a little more as it is more than likely around 2700 an acre. Not saying this place is worth a whole lot but with 10-20K in renovations they anticipated on putting into it would value it roughly at the 75k range. I see their side and I see Wellington’s side. They should have contacted the bank like everybody else says but what they did was lawful. Putting a notice in a public published reading is considered a reasonable attempt by law. These people will probably be shafted and the city will probably squeak by with this one. They should change their policy after this one though! They don’t need to be getting sued on the taxpayers dime. Report Reply 4 replies · active 25 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Guest · 295 weeks ago Hold on, can we all recall several buildings downtown that needed demolished, the worst being 201 N Washington which transformed into a swan. I don’t know these people, but they don’t live here and 3 months is nothing, if they were remodeling they were doing it on their time frame, not yours. The lawsuit I am guessing is representative of what the home would have been valued at completed (I am not an appraiser so just guessing that was their mindset). As for taxes there are plenty of people behind on taxes, doesn’t mean they won’t be paid and definitely doesn’t mean they should be burned at the stake. For the rest of my 2 cents — the city paid for a business to relocate when a structure next door was compromised, which the city didn’t own any of these buildings but yet they paid for the relocation of the business, so try to figure out why the city does one thing for one and something completely different for another. . Report Reply 0 replies · active 295 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Concerned Person · 295 weeks ago Comments on Cowley County Newscow Report Reply 0 replies · active 295 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Home Town Boy · 295 weeks ago The City was wrong and should pay up! I have seen people posted in the paper for being 2 and 3 years behind on taxes and they don’t tear down their houses. Maybe the City could just pay the suit off out of the contingency account they always pay the hospital electric bill with. Those people should hire a contractor and doze down City Hall. Report Reply 2 replies · active 295 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Shane Farley, Newscow.net and Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A Burden couple is suing the City of Wellington over a house that was allegedly demolished without their knowledge in the spring of 2013.Tevra Venn and her husband, Jasen Venn, filed the suit this summer. A pretrial conference in the case, set for this week, was postponed.The couple is seeking a judgement in excess of $75,000.The property in question is located at 806 S. Cherry St. in the southern portion of Wellington. According to the suit complaint, it was a first home for the Venns and recently they were working to remodel it and have it as an investment property to be rented.Those plans changed in the summer of 2013 when the couple learned their house and a detached out building on the property were gone. A man who had been taking care of the lawn for the Venns told the couple the structures were no longer standing.“He asked when we had made the decision to take down the house and garage,” Tevra Venn said in a brief interview with NewsCow. “And I was confused, I said, ‘What? The house is gone?’ And he said, ‘yes, it’s gone.’”Neither the Venns or any tenant was living at the residence when the issue with the city began.Tevra Venn did some investigating and learned the demolition had been performed by a contractor on behalf of the City of Wellington. In the suit, the Venns accuse city officials of failing to properly notify all interested parties.That includes the bank that had loaned the Venns the money to purchase the home. The couple continues to pay a mortgage on that residence, even though it no longer stands. Materials inside the residence, intended to be used for the remodel, were also destroyed.Tevra Venn said she approached the city looking for answers before deciding to file the suit.She acknowledged the exterior of the home wasn’t in the greatest of shape, but she said the interior had been partially remodeled and the couple had purchased new siding they planned to install.Power to the home had been disconnected so that repairs to the electrical system could be made.In the suit, the couple contends the decisions leading to demolition were made through government action taken on April 2, 2013. The home was gone just over three months after that when the couple learned of it.Tevra Venn wonders how a property could be deemed in need of demolition and brought to the ground in such a short time frame. She also contends that city officials seemed unreceptive of her attempts to settle the issue amicably without a lawsuit being filed.The suit accuses the city of trespassing on the property by failing to give proper notice of the demolition and for being negligent in formulating a lawful plan to demolish the buildings.In an answer filed by the city in district court in August of this year, Mulvane attorney Michael Brown, legal counsel for the city, denied claims the city of Wellington did anything unlawful and contested the accusation that proper notification had not been given to the appropriate parties.In a city public hearing report filed by the Wellington Code Compliance Office to the Wellington City Council on April 2, 2013, it stated the 806 S. Cherry Street structure was deemed “unsafe and dangerous” and was recommended for demolition. It was one of seven properties on the agenda that gained demolition approval through a resolution.The report said on Feb. 5, 2013, a public notification was made and placed in the legal newspaper, stating the taxes had not been paid in one year and contact could not be established by the owners.It was also observed:“Exterior inspection was made of the property at a reasonable time and date. The primary residence and garage had been deemed unsafe due to damage and decay. Highly visible evidence of water saturated exterior walls present. Roof covering on rear and garage are worn and may not provide a weatherproof seal. Foundation, where visible, shows cracks, fissures and leanings.”The appraised value of the building at demolition according to the Sumner County Appraiser was $4,750.The council approved the resolution unanimously to remove the structure. Council members at the time included Kim Woodrow, John Brand, Larry Shimer, Dana Anderson, Larry Shimer, Lanny Taylor, Terry Nunemaker and Jan Korte.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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High speed chase with a Moose

first_imgPhoto:  The RCMP search follow a Moose down 96th ave – Tina MarshOkay maybe it wasn’t a high speed chase.  A reader sent us this picture of a RCMP member chasing a Moose down 96th Ave near 82nd street.  Everyone made it out okay as the moose was chased off the busy street.- Advertisement -Remember if you see news happening send us your tip [email protected]last_img

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