Neighbor Rescues N.Y. Woman from 20′ Well

first_imgYNN-TV in Buffalo reports that May Elliott was doing yard work Wednesday afternoon when she fell through the wooden board covering the well. Neighbor Ray Colpoys had heard her calling for help and held on to her for several minutes before Elliott managed to hook her arm and leg around a pipe inside the well. Firefighters eventually pulled Elliot out of the well in the southern Erie County town of Collins. Elliot suffered leg injuries and has been treated at a hospital.center_img Colpoys says Elliot was up to her neck in water and would have drowned if she hadn’t grabbed onto the pipe. COLLINS, N.Y. (AP) – A western New York man is being credited for saving his 76-year-old neighbor after she fell into a 20-foot-deep well on her rural property.last_img read more

Jeremy Lynn hopes to bounce back

first_imgNow, Lynn is focused on making adjustments to pick up his first victory at the team’s next tournament. “I don’t know what it’s about yet,” Lynn said. “I’ve just been enjoying the process of how to do it. I love movies, always have, and it’s cool to start doing it.” Jeremy Lynn hopes to bounce backThe junior started the year without a singles victory for the Wildcat Invite. Jack WhiteOctober 14, 2015Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintJunior Jeremy Lynn started the 2015 season going 2-0 in doubles with senior Ruben Weber and 0-2 in singles at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational over two weeks ago.   Now approaching his second tournament of the year — the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regionals — Lynn will look to get his first singles victory. Lynn said he’s made a short video for one of his film classes and is looking forward to making a 10-minute spot by the end of the semester. “[In high school] I thought he had a really good forehand with a really good serve,” Young said. Lynn went 2-3 in doubles as a freshman but only competed in one doubles match last year, which he lost. “He’s working on some new things in his game,” head coach Geoff Young said. “I don’t think he played his best tennis in [the Wildcat Invitational], but I think that ever since then, he’s been playing better.” Off the court, Lynn originally thought he would be a business major, but he is currently studying film and media.center_img To start his junior season, Lynn was defeated 6-2, 6-1 by Jason Jaruvang of Arizona at the Wildcat Invitational. In the consolation round, he was defeated 6-4, 6-2 by Felix Schumann of Northern Arizona University. Lynn joined the Gophers from Joplin, Mo., where he won the state championship in high school in 2013. Young said he is optimistic Lynn will bounce back at the next tournament. “I’m looking to become a more well-rounded player and be able to get into the net a little more, be more aggressive,” Lynn said. “So I’ve been working on my sway on my backhand. I think it can be an effective shot and throw people off.” Lynn has seen playing time in all three of his collegiate seasons, finishing 3-11 in singles as a freshman but improving to 7-7 as a sophomore. “I love to watch movies and [want to] eventually start making movies,” Lynn said. “He’s been working on his slice backhand and coming to the net more,” Young said. “I’m really excited the rest of the fall, watching him play.”last_img read more

Taking a view on gay marriage

first_img David Hadfield, Forest Row, East Sussex I confess to having been taken aback that a committee of the Law Society has responded to the government’s consultation on ‘gay marriage’ at all, but the more so because its response is prefaced by a reference to the Society representing solicitors in England and Wales, thus giving the impression that this response is made on behalf of all solicitors. Leaving aside the issue of whether this is a matter that should concern committee members in anything other than their private capacities, how can it be proper to head the response in this way? Neither I nor any other solicitor I have spoken to has been asked for an opinion on what is both a legal and (whether the committee likes it or not) a theological issue.last_img read more

Over $36, 000 raised JA Dominica’s Power Breakfast

first_imgLocalNews Over $36, 000 raised JA Dominica’s Power Breakfast by: Dominica Vibes News – November 7, 2014 Junior Achievement (JA) Dominica, an organization which aims to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy, has raised over thirty-six thousand dollars through a fundraising initiative.On Friday, 7 November 2014, JA Dominica held its second annual Power Breakfast at the Fort Young Hotel under the distinguished patronage of President of Dominica and First Lady Mrs. Clara Savarin.The Power Breakfast, one of Junior Achievement’s major fundraising initiatives which began last year, invites private and public sector partners “to commit a small percentage of their funding to the JA programme”.This year more than fifty (50) partners were engaged and thirty-six thousand, two hundred and sixty thousand ($36,260.00) dollars was donated. This amount is almost double to last year’s total of EC twelve thousand dollars ($12, 000).Junior Achievement Dominica has also received over one hundred thousand US dollars ($100 000) donation from a U.S agency. It will go towards educational and entrepreneurial programs for students. “The need for experimental learning is not tomorrow but it is now,” executive director of Junior Achievement Dominica, Natasha Yeeloy-Labad said.Mrs Labad noted that JA Dominica, which started in 2011, has been a journey of excitement. “We want young persons to have the understanding to be economically successful but also while they are in the safety of the work place to have the real experience of working for someone or for themselves”.According to Mrs Labad, one of the challenges faced by JA Dominica is after investing resources into educating these young persons “we realize that a large majority of those young persons still say to us they want to go out and find a job”.There are six levels of sponsorship; Platinum EC$10, 000.00, Gold EC$5,000.00, Silver EC$3,000.00, Bronze EC$2,500.00, Power Partner Level EC$1,500.00 and Event Sponsorship.Meanwhile, Junior Achievement awarded three companies; the National Development Foundation of Dominica (NDFD), Dominica Electricity Services Limited (DOMLEC) and LIME Dominica for supporting and making financial contributions to the organization.– / 18 Share Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! 523 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

After cashing in on QB gambles, Niners, Chiefs in Super Bowl

first_img A little more than two years ago, a pair of teams gambled on quarterbacks who had all kinds of potential but were far from a sure thing.Both teams guessed right.The Kansas City Chiefs will meet the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 in Miami. Oddsmakers opened the line at pick ’em in a title game featuring one franchise, the Niners, trying to win a record-tying sixth Lombardi Trophy against another, the Chiefs, making their first appearance in the big game in 50 years.Their quarterbacks: Patrick Mahomes (KC) and Jimmy Garoppolo (SF).Mahomes, whose gaudy college stats (his 5,052 passing yards led the country in 2016) were a byproduct of playing at pass-happy Texas Tech, was generally viewed as no better than the second-best quarterback in a 2017 draft that wasn’t considered strong on quarterbacks to begin with.Chiefs coach Andy Reid disagreed. He gave up a first-round pick in the following year’s draft to move up to select Mahomes in 2017. Now, in his third season, Mahomes is a Super Bowl quarterback. He has 11 postseason touchdown passes, not a single interception, and has even led the Chiefs in rushing the last two weeks. With its 35-24 win over Tennessee on Sunday in the AFC title game, Kansas City became the first team in NFL history to go from trailing by double digits to winning by double digits in consecutive playoff games.“Everybody liked this guy,” Reid said, in 2017, about the reaction from the Kansas City front office and scouting department after they’d spent time with Mahomes in advance of the draft. “Everybody fell in love with the kid and how he went about his business and how he played. That’s not something that happens every year.”Garoppolo, a second-round pick by the Patriots in 2014, was considered the quarterback-in-waiting in New England, despite a limited resume as Tom Brady’s backup. But with the Patriots not ready to part ways with their franchise cornerstone, and with Garoppolo’s contract running out, the quarterback became expendable. San Francisco acquired him in the middle of the 2017 season for a second-round pick.Garoppolo won his first five starts in San Francisco and, before the season was out, he had a five-year contract extension that, at the time, included the highest average yearly salary in NFL history.”When you find the right guy at that position, it’s really good for your franchise,” Niners GM John Lynch said, not long after the trade.Though Garoppolo’s 102 passer rating this season was only 3.3 points less than Mahomes’, San Francisco doesn’t depend on its franchise QB the way Kansas City does.Exhibit A: Garoppolo threw only eight passes and totaled only 77 yards in San Francisco’s 37-20 win over Green Bay in the NFC title game Sunday. He is helped by a bruising running game recently anchored by Raheem Mostert (220 yards and four TDs on Sunday). And the Niners have found a game-wrecking defensive end in rookie Nick Bosa. The second pick in the 2019 draft had a sack Sunday to go with the nine he recorded over the regular season to fuel a defense that gave up the fewest passing yards this season.It all helped the 49ers return to the Super Bowl for the first time since Colin Kaepernick took them in 2013. The departure of coach Jim Harbaugh and Kaepernick’s kneeling saga ushered in a period of instability. It included a carousel of four head coaches in four years that finally settled when Kyle Shanahan — the son of two-time Super Bowl winning coach Mike Shanahan — got the job in 2017 and soon was joined by Garoppolo.But when it comes to Super Bowl droughts — outside of the Jets and a handful of teams who have never been, nobody has waited longer to get to the title game than the Chiefs.The team that lost to Green Bay in the very first Super Bowl, returned three years after that, in 1970, to win its first NFL championship. The Chiefs had their ups and downs in the decades since. The stat that stuck out the most was their 3-8 home playoff record since that victory over the Vikings in 1970 that marked the last game before the NFL and its old rival, the AFL, officially merged and began playing as a single league the next season.Now, in a season filled with celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the NFL, the Chiefs are back, coached by Reid, whose 14 postseason wins compiled over 20 seasons do not include a ‘W’ in the biggest game of all.Could the quarterback he took a chance on — a nimble-footed, strong-armed, next-generation talent — be the one to finally put him over the top?Garoppolo, to say nothing of San Francisco’s running game and its top-ranked pass defense, will have plenty to say about that two weeks from now. Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 20th January, 2020 12:44 IST After Cashing In On QB Gambles, Niners, Chiefs In Super Bowl A little more than two years ago, a pair of teams gambled on quarterbacks who had all kinds of potential but were far from a sure thing. COMMENT First Published: 20th January, 2020 12:43 ISTcenter_img WATCH US LIVE Written By LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

UNESCO Holds Research Methodology Training for University Lecturers

first_imgThe United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) last week held a three-day training in research methodology for university lecturers. The training focused on sharpening the skills and techniques of university instructors in the methods of research in order to enhance their classroom presentations.“It is important as a lecturer to engage in research (of the subject matter) before making presentations and that helps to equip the students also.”Making the remark yesterday at the UL main campus during the opening session, the Deputy Secretary General of Liberian National Commission for UNESCO, representing the Ministry of Education (MOE), said the workshop was part of UNESCO’s commitment to contribute to the education sector of Liberia.He explained that UNESCO, the intellectual arm of the United Nations, is engaged in building the capacity of educators and strengthening university lecturers is part of that goal.The initiative came about when several UL professors wrote a proposal requesting the training through the Ministry of Education to UNESCO’s head office. UNESCO accepted the proposal and organized the workshop, aimed at sharpening the research skills of over 45 lecturers from leading universities in the country.We hope that they can take advantage of the research methodology program and build their interests in the area of research in preparing their classroom presentations, said Mr.  Harris, adding that at the end of the workshop, the instructors are expected to be more confident in delivering their classroom lectures and other teaching activities.“One of the functions of UNESCO is human capacity building and we will continue to support teachers to be well equipped in presenting their lessons,” said Mr. Harris.Also speaking, the executive secretary of the Association of Liberian Universities (ALU) and lead facilitator, Dr. Saaim Wisseh Naame, said the workshop would focus on qualitative research.  He hoped that all the participants will leave the workshop with the necessary expertise in research.Stressing the need for knowledge in quantities research and teaching methodology, he said many university lecturers are performing below the requisite capacity to teach. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more