Ryter steps down as president of Swiss pension association

first_imgChristoph Ryter has stepped down as president of Switzerland’s pension fund association (ASIP) after nearly a decade.Ryter, chief executive of the pension fund of retailer Migros, is to be succeeded by Jean-Rémy Roulet, currently chief executive of the CHF846m (€703m) Caisse paritaire de l’industrie et de la construction (CPPIC), the pension fund for construction workers in Geneva.It brings to an end Ryter’s nine-year presidency of the association, which began when he was still chief executive of the Swiss pension fund for mining company Alcan. Roulet, who joined ASIP’s management board in 2013, was elected at the association’s annual general meeting, which also saw Markus Hübscher and Christoph Sarrasin join the association’s board. Hübscher is chief executive of Pensionskasse SBB, the fund for the Swiss federal railway, while Sarrasin is director of Nestlé Pensionskasse.In a statement, Roulet pointed to the success of the Swiss government’s reform package Altersvorsorge 2020 (AV2020) and threw his support behind its goals of ensuring financial stability of the first and second-pillar systems.“ASIP is in favour of a balanced, rather than excessive, reform, one that can be shouldered by citizens, members and employers,” he said.He added that all stakeholders needed to be ready to compromise to ensure the passage of AV2020.Its success, he said, should not be thrown into doubt by demands from those to the left or right of the political spectrum.“If the reform fails,” he added, “this will have a wide-ranging impact and lead to increased costs, which in turn would make the next reform much more difficult to implement.”last_img read more

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‘Limpyo Iloilo’ launching on Feb. 21

first_img* reduce littering, throwing and illegaldumping of wastes along roads, plazas, waterways and other public places; Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. recently calledfor a convergence meeting with municipal mayors, national government agencies,and non-government organizations to finalize the campaign. PHOTO BY IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * harmonize and strengthen local andnational cleanup initiatives and waste reduction strategies; Other partners include the academe, people’sorganizations, religious organizations, business sectors, youth organizations,and cooperatives, among others. “We want to institutionalize the habitof cleaning our premises. And this is actually just a conscious implementationof the laws and regulations that have something to do with solid wastemanagement,” he said. The campaign aims for the following: “Limpyo Iloilo” will be officiallylaunched on Feb. 21 and will be conducted every third Saturday of the month. It will be spearheaded by the ProvincialGovernment Environment and Natural Resources Office (PGENRO). ILOILO – The provincial government isset to launch its province-wide convergence cleanup drive dubbed “LimpyoIloilo.” Defensor said he wants Iloilo to gainthe identity as “a clean province.” He sought for the commitment of projectpartners, particularly schools in the campaign. The provincial government has previouslylaunched several cleanup initiatives amid the dengue scare last year. Theseincluded the Brigada Eskwela Kontra Dengue; province-wide cleanup drive heldevery Saturday which lasted for a month; and the one-day cleanup of the entireCapitol premises. (LHC, Capitol News/PN) * boost the spirit of volunteerism andsocial harmony in the provincelast_img read more

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Aston Villa boss Remi Garde: I want to trust players and for players to trust me

first_img He said: “More than Gabby’s case – every player has the possibility twice in the year to come to the manager and say, ‘I don’t feel you trust me, I don’t feel well any more’. “For Gabby and the rest of the team, when you change manager and the way of working, maybe suddenly you don’t feel comfortable. “I’m not saying that about Gabby especially. It will be the same for every player. “I want to trust my players and for my players to trust me. For Gabby or another player, maybe they will not see what we’re doing or where we’re going. I don’t know. “I don’t feel that at all with players. It’s not the time. We have a huge game on Saturday and then next three after that (West Ham at home on Boxing Day, Norwich away on December 28 and Sunderland away on January 2) will be important.” He added: “I am proud that I have not yet seen a player who has come to me and said he wants to leave in January because he’s not happy here. “Maybe it will happen. It will be the time to do that because after that I will need players totally committed with me, and me with my players.” Garde is likely to again be without captain Micah Richards at St James’ Park as the defender struggles with a knee injury. Aston Villa manager Remi Garde has told his players they must get on board with his philosophy. The midlands side head into Saturday’s crucial clash at fellow strugglers Newcastle bottom of the Barclays Premier League table, eight points from safety and on a club-record run of 15 league matches without a win. Long-serving Gabby Agbonlahor has been linked with a January move and Garde, who replaced Tim Sherwood last month, is keen for his squad to trust him and understand his methods. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Werder Bremen eyeing loan deal for Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji

first_imgDefender Papy Djilobodji could join Werder Bremen on loan – after playing just one minute for Chelsea. The 27-year-old defender signed from Nantes in August, but his solitary appearance to date came in the Capital One Cup at Walsall in September, when he was a late substitute. Werder Bremen chief executive Thomas Eichin told Bild: “We are in negotiations.” Chelsea declined to comment. Former Blues boss Jose Mourinho admitted the Senegal defender was signed on a recommendation. But despite Chelsea’s defensive lapses this season, neither Mourinho nor his successor Guus Hiddink, the caretaker boss, has fielded Djilobodji in a Premier League game. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_img July 21, 2020 Update on the latest sports Trump is scheduled to honor the three-time Olympian with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House on Friday.The Wichita native entered the record books in 1964 at age 17 by becoming the first high school runner to break the 4-minute barrier in the mile with a time of 3 minutes, 59 seconds. He competed in three Olympic Games and later served in Congress. — The Dodgers have optioned infielder Gavin Lux and agreed on a one-year deal with pitcher Jake McGee. Lux arrived late to summer camp and has appeared in only a few of the team’s intrasquad games. Chris Taylor and Kiké Hernandez have also gotten starts at second base. McGee was placed on waivers by Colorado last week. The 33-year-old left-hander was 4-11 with a 4.78 ERA in 225 games in four years with the club. He was 0-2 with a 4.35 ERA last season. —Oakland Athletics left-hander A.J. Puk received an injection in his troublesome pitching shoulder and is likely to be sidelined for at least two weeks. The prized prospect had been set to pitch in the rotation. He is dealing with inflammation that also bothered him during spring training. Puk is on the 10-day injured list. Right-hander Daniel Mengden is filling Puk’s spot at the back end of the rotation to begin the shortened 60-game season. The A’s open at home against the Angels on Friday night.NFL-PRESEASONAP source: NFLPA agrees with league on no preseason gamesNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL Players Association has agreed to the league’s plan to drop all preseason games for the 2020 season, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. But the group in charge of the U.S. Open immediately said the tuneup’s cancellation “in no way impacts” its Grand Slam event. The Citi Open tournament in Washington had been scheduled to start with Aug. 13 qualifying. It was called off Tuesday because of what tournament manager Mark Ein said are “too many unresolved external issues, including various international travel restrictions as well as troubling health and safety trends.” The number of coronavirus cases has been spiking in spots throughout the United States.The men’s and women’s pro tours both have been suspended since March and are planning to return next month. The first event on the most recently announced calendar is a women’s tournament in Palermo, Italy, starting Aug. 3.TRUMP-JIM RYUNTrump to honor former track star, congressmanWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is awarding the nation’s highest civilian honor to Jim Ryun, a former Kansas congressman who was the first high school runner to clock a mile in under 4 minutes. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-INDIANS-NAME CHANGEIndians players, owner meet to discuss potential name changeCLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s players met Tuesday with owner Paul Dolan to discuss a potential name change for the team, which has been called the Indians for the past 105 years. Attendance at Indy 500 will be 25% of capacityINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attendance will be limited to 25% capacity for the Indianapolis 500 and spectators will be required to wear face coverings at “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Indianapolis Motor Speedway can hold approximately 350,000 fans in the grandstands, suites and infield, but officials said last month only 50% capacity would be admitted for the Aug. 23 race. The number was adjusted Tuesday. Tickets will not be sold after Friday. Among the precautions the speedway will take is reassigning seats for social distancing, distributing hand sanitizer and administering temperature checks at entry. Concession stands will be limited to mostly prepackaged foods. WOMEN’S SOCCER-LOS ANGELEScenter_img The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the offer had not been made public. The union also agreed to a 80-player roster limit for training camp, instead of the usual 90. The players’ union plan came during a conference call on Tuesday.The agreement between the union and the league came a day after league made a proposal on not playing any preseason games because of the coronavirus pandemic. The players’ association originally had sought no preseason games and the league had reduced the exhibition schedule to two games. But on Monday evening, the NFL said it would eliminate those preseason contests and also would offer players 18 days for acclimation, up from seven days. In other NFL news:— The NFL is planning to allow players to have decals on the back of their helmets bearing names or initials of victims of systemic racism and police violence. The league has been in talks with individual players and their union since June about somehow honoring such victims. The initiative will be done leaguewide, with each team deciding who it will honor and how to display the names. — Washington’s NFL team has hired TV reporter, anchor and host Julie Donaldson to oversee its broadcast operation and be a member of a three-person radio booth for games. Donaldson will be the first woman to be a regular on-air member of an NFL radio broadcast booth. The move comes less than a week after longtime broadcaster Larry Michael announced he was leaving Washington after 16 years. A day after his departure was made public, Michael was among the team executives named in a Washington Post report about sexual harassment by club employees. Manager Terry Francona said the group had an “honest” conversation and he came away proud of how it was handled by all involved.Francona stressed that nothing has been resolved over the controversial topic.The franchise recently announced it was in the early stages of meeting with the community and appropriate stakeholders “to determine the best path forward with regard to our team name.” The Indians’ move coincided with the recent decision by Washington’s NFL team to drop the name Redskins, which had been decried as being racist for decades.Cleveland removed its contentious Chief Wahoo logo from its game jerseys and caps. Fans, however, can still buy merchandise bearing the red-faced, toothy mascot that became a symbol of hatred to some and civic pride to others.In other MLB news:—The Blue Jays’ front office has told its players that Pittsburgh and Baltimore are possibilities for where the team will hold home games this year after Canada’s government barred the club from playing in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk. He says the players want to be in a major league stadium but have also been told their Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo is a possibility. Canada denied the Blue Jays’ request to play at Rogers Centre because the regular-season schedule would require frequent travel back and forth from the United States, where COVID-19 cases are surging. Portman, Nortman to bring women’s soccer team to LALOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Natalie Portman and venture capitalist Kara Nortman lead a group that will bring an expansion National Women’s Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in 2022. The team, tentatively named Angel City, will bring the league to 11 teams. Louisville FC joins the nine current NWSL clubs next season. Portman and Nortman are joined by gaming entrepreneur Julie Uhrman, who is president in the majority-female group. Others involved include actors Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Jennifer Garner and Uzo Aduba. VIRUS OUTBREAK-TENNIS-COLLINSDanielle Collins kicked out of World TeamTennis for COVID violation UNDATED (AP) — Danielle Collins has been kicked out of World TeamTennis for breaking the league’s COVID-19 protocols.WTT CEO Carlos Silva says Collins left The Greenbrier resort hosting all of the matches during the league’s three-week season and went out of the state of West Virginia.Collins is a 26-year-old American who was a semifinalist at the 2019 Australian Open. She has been ranked as high as No. 23 and currently is No. 51. She was playing for the Orlando Storm at WTT, which took all nine of its teams and put them at The Greenbrier, where the season began July 12 and ends Aug. 2.VIRUS OUTBREAK-TENNIS-CITI OPENAugust tournament in Washington, D.C. is canceledWASHINGTON (AP) — The hard-court tournament in the nation’s capital that was supposed to mark the official return of men’s professional tennis amid the coronavirus pandemic has been canceled. Seating in the bench areas will be assigned, with folding chairs set up on three rows instead of the customary two and spaced out several feet from one another — instead of players sitting shoulder-to-shoulder as they have in the past. And across the center stripe, the words “Black Lives Matter” are painted onto the surfaceThe league’s marketing motto for the restart of the season at Walt Disney World is “Whole New Game,” and in many respects, that’s very true. The arenas that will be used for the exhibitions, the seeding games that start July 30 and then the playoffs that are scheduled for mid-August through mid-October set up much differently than usual — all with safety during a pandemic very much in mind.In other NBA news:— The Utah Jazz will honor Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan by wearing a patch on their team jerseys and warmups when the NBA season restarts in Orlando, Florida. The patch will feature the number “1223.” That was the total number of wins during Sloan’s 23 seasons in charge of the Jazz. Sloan died in May of complications from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. INDY 500 FANS — Veteran defensive end and three-time Pro Bowler Michael Bennett is retiring after 11 NFL seasons.The 34-year-old Bennett played for five teams and was an integral part of the Seattle Seahawks’ 2013 NFL championship. He said Tuesday on Instagram that the 2019 season, which he split between New England and Dallas, was his last. He also played for Tampa Bay and Philadelphia.— The Panthers have now signed all seven draft picks. The team signed its final six unsigned draft picks, including second-round draft picks Yetur Gross-Matos and Jeremy Chinn on Tuesday. Also signed were fourth-round selection Tony Pride Jr. from Notre Dame, fifth-round pick Kenny Robinson Jr. from West Virginia, sixth-round pick Bravvion Roy from Baylor and seventh-round pick Stantley Thomas-Oliver from Florida International. First-round pick Derrick Brown from Auburn signed back in May. NBA-RESTART-ARENASA whole new look, for a whole new NBA game experienceLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA comes back Wednesday with a very different look. There’s no bench. The courtside broadcasters will not be courtside. And the stat crew will be doing their work inside what loosely can be described as an oversized hockey penalty box.last_img read more

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After two transfers, North Texas’ Jalen Guyton matures as offensive threat

first_img Published on September 26, 2017 at 10:24 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Less than a year later, Guyton was prohibited from attending the Irish’s annual awards dinner and started looking for a new school.His dad, Jeff, likened the transfer process to starting over. No longer a blue-chip recruit, Guyton went to Trinity Valley. The expansive stadiums and sleek locker rooms were left behind and traded for Bruce Field a stadium with a capacity of 4,000, one-fourth of Allen’s stadium. For Guyton, this was like being down late in the fourth quarter with the game, and his career, on the line.“(Playing at Trinity Valley) opened my eyes,” Guyton said. “It makes you want to love football more. I learned at Trinity Valley. I appreciate it, I think I needed that experience.”In 12 games for the Cardinals, Guyton caught 45 passes for 968 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was rated as the third best JUCO wide receiver in the 2017 class, per 247sports.com. Texas was where his career began and leaving for Notre Dame almost ruined it. Returning saved it.Courtesy of North Texas Athletics DepartmentAfter rejecting offers from Marshall, Bowling Green and West Virginia, Guyton opted to stay close to home and chose North Texas — an hour away from his hometown — and became a part of the football team’s leadership council.During the Mean Green’s fourth contest of the season on Sept. 23, Guyton lined up on the right side of the formation and ran a go-route. He battled with the cornerback down the sideline, located the ball and grabbed it over the top of the defender. Twenty yards from the end zone, he juked past the safety and carried another defender over the goal line for a touchdown in an eventual 46-43 win.“You can always battle back,” Guyton said. “It’s not really about what happens to you, it’s about how you react.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Jalen Guyton has dedicated his life to football. He grew up in a town where state champions are the closest thing to royalty and played multiple games in an NFL stadium.“I have a new type of respect for football,” Guyton said. “I kind of look at life in terms of football. Today is a football game that I got to overcome. This week is a football game. It’s a metaphor for life.”Currently at North Texas (2-2, 1-0 Conference USA), his third college in three years, Guyton is trying to hang onto his NFL dream. A four-star recruit out of Allen (Texas) High school, Guyton committed to Notre Dame and redshirted his first season. On Dec. 18, 2015, two weeks before the Irish faced Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl, Guyton was suspended for disciplinary reasons and left the program.After a one-year stint at Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College, Guyton returned to Division I football and enrolled at North Texas. Guyton has started all four games and is second on the team with four touchdowns.“I don’t see (North Texas) as an endgame,” Guyton said. “Right now, I’m focused on being the best football player, student, teammate I can be.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs a child, he spent Sundays either watching the Dallas Cowboys at home or driving an hour south to AT&T Stadium to experience it live.Entering high school, he was greeted with a $60 million, 18,000-seat stadium and the aura of being one of the best players in Texas. The pinnacle of Guyton’s high school career came in 2014, when he led the Allen Eagles to its third-straight Class 6A state title and played in front more than 50,000 people in AT&T Stadium.“When you’re in the stands, it’s great,” Guyton said. “When you’re on the field you’re the apex of everybody’s attention.”On Feb. 4, 2015, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly tweeted a photo with his arm around Guyton with the caption, “Had to pull out all stops to get my man from Texas, including a boat, jet skis and floaties. Haha! Welcome, J!”last_img read more

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Former Tipp hurler recovering after UK assault

first_imgThe 29 year old father of one – who also used to play for the Senior Tipperary Hurlers as well club hurling with Cashel King Cormacs was hospitalised after being attacked at a fast foot outlet in Britain.Its believed he suffered mulitple injuries including a fractured jaw Brendan Bonnar, the chairman of Cashel King Cormacs, said everyone had the highest of respect for him and wished him all the best describing him as a dedicated sportsman who loves hurling.last_img

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AshantiGold preparing for Yakubu exit

first_imgAshantiGold are hopeful of maintaining their impressive start to the league campaign despite the imminent departure of striker Yakubu Mohammed.The Miners after a slow start have jumped to second on the six-week old Glo Premier League standing following three consecutive wins after drawing their opening three matches.Head coach Yaw Acheampong, who led the side to finish second last season is hopeful of sustaining their good run.But the Miners are dreading the pending transfer of star striker Yakubu outside the country.“We are doing well. The only problem we have is Yakubu [Mohammed],” said Acheampong as he discussed the possible transfer of his striker.“We are hoping to have him for the entire first round of the league before he leaves. But we are preparing the team so that we wont feel his absence,” the AshantiGold coach said. Yakubu Mohammed has scored four goals so far in six outings for AshantiGold.last_img read more

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Five Cueball thoughts: Talking shop, the Beggs family, the Medallion, the Heat brawl and the Festival

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 (3) 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. +3 Vote up Vote down Roy Rogers · 369 weeks ago Item #1—so you are telling me that replacing 3 AA batteries would nor will not work? Item #2—ditto on Kevin and his family. Item #5—let me hear a round of cheers for Shelly and the Gang. Once again, Great Job! Report Reply 0 replies · active 369 weeks ago +15 Vote up Vote down jayhawks · 369 weeks ago May I say that I really appreciate how tasteful you have been concerning the Kevin Beggs story. This city does love him and he does love this city. He could REALLY use every prayer you could give today and for many days to come. August 3rd there will be a benefit dinner for him at the Knights of Columbus Bldg from 5-7pm. Menu will be Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Dessert and a Drink for 7.00 and additional donations will be accepted as well. EVERY dime given will go directly to Kevin. Fliers are in the process of being made and you will see it in other advertisement around town as well. Report Reply 1 reply · active 369 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down janejane · 369 weeks ago Jayhawks, Do you mind if we put a bake sale with that benefit dinner? Call me at 326-1343 and i will get started on it if you that’s okay with you. Report Reply 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 5. Shout out of the week…It seems like a cliche, but you have to give it to the people running the Kansas Wheat Festival. Yeah, that’s you and your crew, Shelly.I’m not sure very many local people appreciate how good this festival is for a town Wellington’s size. Kanza Days in Winfield is no longer an annual event and Derby Days was postponed in 2013.But the Kansas Wheat Festival is stronger than ever. Good work guys! 2. Kevin Beggs situation…I have not received any concrete medical updates since the initial story concerning Kevin Beggs, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad employee, who was involved in a gruesome accident Tuesday morning.I’ve received several reports from third party sources, but due to the conflicting nature of these reports, I will not provide any information, unless it comes directly from the family.Sumner Newscow and Page Property Management have decided to donate the Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion winnings toward the children of Kevin Beggs for immediate expense purposes. We will be opening an account at the Bank of Commerce and people can make contributions there.In my more than 20 years of journalism in the Wellington area, I can’t remember there being this overwhelming sense of support and love for an individual and his family as with the Beggs. This goes back to the old adage “you reap what you sow.” Obviously, Beggs has been a significant part of the community for so long that it feels like he is one of our family to so many people.Beggs has been involved with many things in the community, but for me his legacy is with the Wellington Regent Theater. Beggs was a co-owner of the Regent for a couple of years in the early 2000s. The original Regent closed in the late 1990s, when a poorly run company from Newton came into Wellington and opened “Crusader 6” in competition, that not only closed within 12 months, but closed the Regent in the process. Beggs and his family took the initiative a few years later to refurbish the Regent Theater. That’s a heady proposition for an individual family. Small town movie theaters don’t make money these days and really haven’t for years. Heck, there is talk about closing the Barron Theater in Pratt – and Pratt is most certainly further from Wichita than Wellington (see story here).The Beggs family ran the Regent for a couple of years, but closed it.Luckily, J.C. Long, Jerry Fike and Colby Zeka among others took the initiative to re-open the theater four years ago and has revived it with a digital projector. But would the theater have been reopened had it not been for the refurbishing effort of the Beggs a decade earlier? I’m not sure.It may have been too tough of a financial undertaking all at once for the civic leaders.So next weekend when you are viewing Despicable Me2 in the Regent’s Digital Projector Screen glory, secretly thank Kevin Beggs and go out and buy another box of popcorn. Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for July 14, 2013… 1. Shop talk…Sumner Newscow broke the 20,000 visitor a week threshold for the first time in its 23-month history. Incredible since we just broke the 15,000 visitor mark just last April. The traffic was so high, the site crashed for an hour Friday morning.Since Friday’s crash, some people have complained that when they log onto the site they are still getting a “Startlogic – this site is suspended” notice. Obviously, you no longer have that issue if you are reading this.But for those who still are or in the future here’s what to do. Yes, I’m venturing into “I don’t know what I’m talking about but I’ll try explaining it to you anyway,” territory, so bear with me….Your computer has a cache which is a component that stores data so that in future requests that data can serve you faster. So when we crashed Friday and then rebooted, your computer might have held on to the data of the previously crashed site. Some did, some didn’t. In order to get Sumner Newscow back on your computer,  you must reboot a new page. There are several ways of doing this. One is to do a right-click and reload simultaneously. Another is to go to “Google” and relink the site from the search engine. You can also switch browsers from say Internet Explorer to Firefox.One of the more perplexing things I have found, is it only affects certain computers and not others. I’ve been told that at a business site, my site will load on one computer but on an adjacent computer next to it, it won’t.Running this website is a lot of fun, except for technology. 4. Wellington Heat brawl…The Wellington Heat and Derby Twins made headlines last week with a baseball brawl in an NBC game in Derby. The specifics to what led to the confrontation can be found here.My view? Honestly, whatever. A baseball brawl involving 18 to 21-year-olds shouldn’t garner that much attention, other than provide a few moments of entertainment to the fans.But what struck me most was the Derby third baseman/catcher Drew Luther, who came out of the dugout and leveled Wellington Heat player Tony Piazza, who was approaching the pitcher.Obviously, Luther, is confused. He’s donning a baseball uniform. Shouldn’t he be playing football? That’s quite a tackle. 3. Medallion…OK, let’s lighten this column up a lot and talk about something insignificant like the Wellington Medallion Hunt.Let me reiterate for the 128,412th time. I have nothing to do with the clues nor did I know where the Medallion was until the last hunt day. But I am a proud sponsor of the event, and love the people running it. And this year’s Medallion Hunt kicked booty because you didn’t find it!For me it’s an event that keeps giving. We’ve been hunting Medallions for over 20 years and it never fails to deliver insignificant controversies. For that, we newspaper reporters thank you.Also, where else are you going to learn about the word “Tintinnabulum?”last_img read more

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Joanne leads 10 Northern qualifiers to Grand Medal Final

first_img1 Jun 2016 Joanne leads 10 Northern qualifiers to Grand Medal Final Cheshire golfer Joanne Beech has led 10 qualifiers into the England Golf Grand Medal Final to find the country’s champion woman medal player. Joanne, of Runcorn Golf Club, won the North Region final at Lancaster Golf Club, Lancashire, with a net score of level par 75. The other players who won places in the Grand Medal Final, are: Susan Caton of Pleasington Golf Club, Lancashire; Veronica Whitehill of Crow Nest Park Golf Club, Yorkshire; Toni-Louise Naylor of Waterton Park Golf Club, Yorkshire; Linda Baxter of Fairhaven Golf Club, Lancashire; Naomi Brennan of Seascale Golf Club, Cumbria; Kate Anne Herron of Bedlingtonshire Golf Club, Northumberland; Susan Matchett of Selby Golf Club, Yorkshire; Kathryn Watkin of Castle Eden Golf Club, Durham;  Kath Findlay of Rossendale Golf Club, Lancashire. All the regional finalists had returned the best four scores at their club in the England Golf Medals during 2015. The successful 10 players will meet qualifiers from five other regional finals at the Grand Medal Final at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire on Thursday, 13 August. The Grand Final will be a feature of Golf Week, staged by England Golf to create a national grand finale for a host of handicap and team championships. Click here for full scores Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

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