Rise In Property Value Affects Cobb Park Acquisition

first_imgAdd to My List In My List Share Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Related Stories For Whom The Bell Rings The Cobb County Board of Commissioners is running into trouble buying land to turn into public parks. Like us on FacebookIn 2009, Cobb voters approved a $40 million park bond, but the county didn’t issue the bond because of the recession. Nine years later, it has access to only $27.4 million, a little more than half of the original value, because it waited to issue it. And Cobb constituents aren’t too pleased with that. “They’re asking us to pay a price because they were negligent in issuing the bond when they should have issued them,” Paul Paulson, the founder of the Cobb Parks Coalition, said.Paulson said the main reason property values have increased is because, during the time the county wasn’t issuing the park bond, it spent millions on the new Atlanta Braves stadium, SunTrust Park. “The stadium might have triggered it, but we have many more things going on in this county right now that makes this an attractive place to come and, hence, when you have that, prices go up,” Michael Boyce, chair of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, said.But Paulson disagreed.“I don’t think that’s reasonable,” he said. “We didn’t vote for $27 million, we voted for $40 million.”Boyce agreed and said that before he entered office he thought he understood the park bond’s intricacies. But now that he’s in office, he said he knows how complicated it is. “I get that and I truly sympathize with them, but I only deal with the facts, and the facts right now for buying the property come from what my lawyer tells me I can or can’t do,” he said. Boyce plans to hold public meetings with park advocacy groups, like the Cobb Parks Coalition, to see if they can work out a compromise. He said commissioners are in the final stages of negotiations for five properties that could become Cobb pubic parks.  ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

Plans To Roll Out Life Saving Training Across Secondary Schools

first_imgThe local MSP- who chairs the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group Heart Disease and Stroke has been backing a campaign by charity the British Heart Foundation (NHF) to have the training delivered in every secondary school in the country and Dumfries and Galloway has become the 23rd council across Scotland to sign up. Colin Smyth said, “Increasing the number of people trained in CPR is literally a live saving move. It is great news to see Dumfries and Galloway Council working alongside the British Heart Foundation in ensuring all of our secondary school pupils receive CPR training.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInSouth Scotland Labour MSP Colin Smyth has welcomed a move by Dumfries and Galloway Council which will see Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training for school pupils rolled out across all sixteen Secondary Schools. The call comes as the latest figures on heart attacks and heart disease show that there has been an increase in the number of people in Dumfries and Galloway suffering from the conditions. The latest figures from the Scottish Government’s Information Services Division published last week shows that in 2017/18 – 986 people per 100,000 suffered from heart disease in the region, an increase from 931 per 100,000 in 2016/17. For heart attack, of which heart disease is a leading cause, there was an increase to 229 per 100,000 people in 2017/18.center_img Colin Smyth MSP has lodged a motion to the Scottish Parliament welcoming the move by Dumfries and Galloway Council to roll out training. According to the British Heart Foundation around 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests happen in the UK every year. The survival rate is less than 1 in 20. In other countries such as Denmark that teach all secondary school pupils in CPR the survival rate for out of hospital cardiac arrests has improved to 1 in 4.last_img read more

Coffee Production To Be Introduced In School Curriculum

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Sharecenter_img 54 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Coffee Production To Be Introduced In School Curriculum by: Jamaica Gleaner – July 20, 2017 Cabinet is looking into the possibility of setting up a coffee academy to commence production within schools in Jamaica.Addressing yesterday’s post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica House, Minister of Education Youth, and Information Ruel Reid said the recommendation that the production of coffee be incorporated in the curriculum of local schools came out of a visit he and a four-member delegation made to Japan last week.The recommendation was one of six highlighted for implementation after discussion on several areas of cooperation.“Coffee is a very big business in Japan, and the Blue Mountain Coffee is extremely international, and we as Jamaicans should appreciate the extent of Brand Jamaica internationally,” Reid said as he addressed journalists.He also noted that the existence of the coffee academy would showcase to students the importance of coffee within the local curriculum.“We should utilise what is Jamaican so persons can be aware of the ideal Jamaican brand, not only locally but within the study of subjects like social studies, economics and POB (principles of business), entrepreneurship, MOB (management of business), the same way we utilise sports and tourism,” said the minister.Reid also noted that cooperation on coffee production would allow for cross cultural exchanges and opportunities for Jamaicans to study in Japan.Last week’s visit to Japan was at the invitation of the Association for Promotion of International CooperationAmong the other members of the delegation were Dr Grace McLean, chief education officer; and Dr Fritz Pinnock, executive director of Caribbean Maritime Institute.last_img read more

Lake Hawks get balanced scoring attack in a 130-106 win over Kentucky

first_img Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive LocalSportsJournal.comThe West Michigan Lake Hawks ran away with a 130-106 win over the visiting Kentucky Enforcers on Saturday night in ABA basketball action. Three players tallied 20 or more points in the West Michigan victory. Lou Williams paced the Lake Hawks with 28 points while Xavier Keeling sank four 3-pointers to finish with 27 points. Ralph Monday helped out on both ends of the floor with 23 points and 11 rebounds.The Lake Hawks jumped out to a 33-20 first quarter lead and never looked back.Xavier Fletcher shot 7 of 8 from the floor and finished with 16 points and six assists for West Michigan. Marquis Brewer followed up with 15 points and Deontae Hudson score 11.The Lake Hawks will host their first international game Sunday when they host the Shizuoka Gym Rats from Japan at Reeths-Puffer High School at 6 p.m. Inappropriate / Offensive Marquis Brewer gets to the basket for West Michigan. Photo/Scott Stone Shares Report a problem This item is… × Shop Now Not relevant Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant Report a problem This item is… Josh Langford gets up to block the shot of Kentucky’s Tyler Fangman. Photo/Scott Stone Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive (124) Other (8187) $0.00 Displayed poorly (35539) Displayed poorly ENDS IN $14.99 Report a problem This item is… Report a problem This item is… × Not relevant Displayed poorly Not relevant (1461) ENDS IN ENDS IN ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive Lou Williams slams home two points for West Michigan. Photo/Scott Stone Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… Lake Hawks guard Xavier Fletcher gets up for the flush. Photo/Scott Stone $0.00 ENDS IN $15.29$17.99 Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $0.00 Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller Not relevant Fox Sports Go $26.86$49.99 Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $59.99 (33138) Inappropriate / Offensive Other ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY Inappropriate / Offensive Bestseller Ads by Amazon Mail Dude Perfect Signature Bow Nerf Sports Bi… Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller Franklin Sports MLB Electronic Baseball … The League Bestseller × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $3.99 Report a problem This item is… (1862) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant (22) Bestseller Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Share DEAL OF THE DAY Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × Inappropriate / Offensive (1009) DEAL OF THE DAY Other Not relevant Other × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) ENDS IN NBC Sports DEAL OF THE DAY FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… DEAL OF THE DAY Displayed poorly Share × Not relevant Bestseller Other Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY × A Warrior’s Heart ENDS IN Other Displayed poorly Kkentucky’s Da’marco Foster glides in for the layup. Photo/Scott Stone Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

Believe! Believe!! Believe!!! – Kanu Sends Inspirational Message To Eagles

first_imgFormer Super Eagles captain Kanu Nwankwo has called on the team to believe as they start their World Cup campaign in Russia later this week.Gernot Rohr and his boys will play their opening Group D match against Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on Saturday.Kanu sent his message via his Instagram handle as follows: “The Super Eagles our dear team are in Russia and the boys are ready.”“No stopping, KAN U Believe? it’s all about believe, believe, believe, I believe, do you believe? Let’s all support pray and give them all that will make them do us proud because I know one day Eagles will make us proud like papilo. We can do it.“Come on boys go and tell the world who we are. Best jersey and best football.” his statement concluded.Relatedlast_img

Inside Conditions…Yellow Bellies in New England

first_imgAUBREY BRUCEI wrote this column on Monday, December 12, 2016.  The reason that the date is significant to me is that there is an old saying that goes something like this: “what goes around comes around” or in the case that I am about to argue before you, again, and again.In 2015, the New England Patriots may have possibly used “other methods” of cheating in an effort to manipulate the post season competition pool across the NFL: besides their usual methods of deflating footballs, videotaping practices of their opponents and questionable in-game substitution practices, ya know, mundane stuff like that.  However, there may be other devious and hard to detect methods that may have been utilized from Patriots “apparatus of deceit” to aid “Belicheat Inc.” in adding another tainted Lombardi to their dark asterisk laden trophy case, insuring that a few of Benedict Arnold’s descendants’ remained as the “cocks of the walk in the NFL.”Remember in times past if a man was caught stealing a horse or horses, or gambling with a marked deck of cards or a loaded pair of dice he was usually murdered on the spot.  He could not bargain to have his life spared by promising to give up a draft choice or two or pay a paltry fine.  Victims demanded to extract their pound of flesh immediately as to insure that the violator would not ever repeat the same behavior.Is there nothing that the Patriots organization won’t do to win?  The late Al Davis, owner of the Oakland Raiders used to say, “Just win baby.” Could the motto of Robert Kraft the owner of the Patriots be? “Just cheat baby.”Nick O’Malley wrote this on masslive.com masslive.comon December 27, 2015.  “With a chance to lock up home field advantage through the NFL playoffs on the line, the New England Patriots dropped a hard-fought overtime game against the New York Jets on Sunday. The win gives the Jets a major boost in the AFC playoff picture, especially given the Pittsburgh Steelers’ surprising loss to the Baltimore Ravens.To some, Sunday’s loss wasn’t an example of the Jets rising up with a big win, it was Bill Belichick playing mind games with the rest of the NFL. That’s right: Some fans are claiming the Patriots lost on purpose to manipulate playoff positioning. So how strong is the belief? [ The following is] a quick roundup of [fans] who are convinced they’re onto something here, and that Belichick is playing some sort of 3D cosmic chess while everyone else is playing checkers (or something like that).  Yeah right.  “Belichick is playing some sort of 3D cosmic chess while everyone else is playing checkers.”  Why does everyone insist on giving this sports pseudo-demigod and his player’s accolades and awards for doing dark sh-t?  Just the thought of any skullduggery originating from the Boston camp makes me almost want to take off my collar and lose my religion.I am telling you, if the Patriots lose to the Ravens on Monday night, the excuse for the loss that they are going to use over and over is that New England did not have their full complement of starting players.  I may be wrong, (which is not strange) but if I can be right 50% of the time I will be happy.  However, if New England wins, Bill Belichick will again be hailed as the “genius above all sports geniuses” sitting on his throne up in Valhalla, with Tom Brady and Robert Kraft sitting on his right and left side with celestial airbags positioned in a convenient arc around them just in case lightning or the hammer of Thor makes an attempt to strike one or all of them.Are the NFL marketing gurus’ again burning the midnight oil, or will the players decide who will ultimately hoist the NFL championship trophy above their heads?Aubrey Bruce is the Senior Sports Columnist for the New Pittsburgh Courier, he can be reached at: [email protected] or 412.583.6741Follow him on [email protected]last_img read more

Real Madrid confirm the signing of Mallorca’s teenage star Marco Asensio

first_imgReal Madrid have completed the signing of fledgling Mallorca star Marco Asensio on a six year deal. They confirmed the news via a short statement on their website on Friday.  Sam Marsden The talented teenager was a target for Barcelona in the summer, although a deal was never struck between the Catalan club and Mallorca, with differing valuations and payment methods proving a problem. If not, Madrid will look for a Primera Division club to loan him to next season. It is written into the deal that he will not play for Castilla, Madrid’s B team. Upd. at 20:51 CET “The player will remain at R. C. D. Mallorca until the end of the current season.” Asensio, who has been compared to Spanish intetrnationals Isco and David Silva, was thought to be keen on a move to Barça, though, given he grew up as a fan of the club. “Real Madrid C. F. and R. C. D. Mallorca have reached an agreement for the transfer of Marco Asensio, who will join our club for six seasons,” it read.  05/12/2014 Asensio, 18, will cost the European champions €3.7million and if Mallorca can gain promotion back into la Liga this season, he will remain there for another year. last_img read more

Indian football: Brazilian star, Robinho rumoured to join East Bengal

first_imgAdvertisement im2rxNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1edfaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E81g( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4wnWould you ever consider trying this?😱y56Can your students do this? 🌚u7by7sRoller skating! Powered by Firework East Bengal seems to be on a roll for the upcoming season of Football for them! After confirming ‘Quess’ as the sponsor and signing a contract for the next 10 years with it being worth 400 crores, they have started with heavyweight transfers.Advertisement The first move was for Costa Rican defender, Johnny Acosta. He starred for Costa Rica in all the 3 group fixtures in the World Cup and played against Neymar. He was confirmed by East Bengal earlier today.Robinho playing for Brazil.Now reports are coming that the Indian side has set their sights on Robinho. The Brazilian International plays for Sivasspor in Turkey. He has played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe like Real Madrid, Manchester City and AC Milan. His price is expected to be around 16 crores. Even though he may be past his prime, he will of importance in the Indian scenario.Advertisement There have also been other rumours of Sardar Azmoun of Iran being linked to the club.Read Also:-Advertisement FIFA World Cup 2018: 9-year old seer Ahaan Kapadia might just become India’s version of Paul the OctopusFootball: Riyad Mahrez finally signs with Manchester City Advertisementlast_img read more

Arcuri, Fullerton, Browell and Ellard earn spots on Zone One West Kootenay B.C. Summer Games golf team

first_imgGranite Pointe’s Carson Arcuri, Ryan Fullerton of Rossland/Trail, Trevor Browell of Champion Lakes and Kaslo’s Shawn Ellard all earned spots on the Zone One West Kootenay B.C. Summer Games Golf team as the junior circuit made a stop at Redstone Resort in Rossland.The quartet qualified during the latest stop on the Zone One West Kootenay Golf tour with Ellard sneaking in the back door, defeating Champion Lakes golfer Aiden Browell in a play off to earn the fourth spot.The BC Summer games allows players age 16 and under to try and qualify, provided they have not played the summer games tournament before. Twenty-eight junior teed it up at Redstone under sunny skies for the 18-hole tournament Saturday.Overall winner was Braden McKay of Rossland/Trail, his first ever overall Junior Circuit win.  In the age categories MacKenzie Field of Christina Lake took first in the 17-18 division with Alex Rugg and Garrett Underwood deadlock in second. Tyler McKay, was first in the 15-16 year division with Fullerton second and Trevor Browell was third. In the 14 and under division, Arcuri took first while Jackson Konkin of Rossland/Trail a solid second at 88 and Browell placed third.In the net division Ellard was first overall in the 15-18 and Jeff Ashton from Castlegar was first in the 14 and under division. Browell and Ryan Page from RTCC both won closest to the pin while Ashton and David Launier won long drives in their respective divisions.last_img read more

SOCCER: Sept. 28 Scoreboard

first_imgLamar doubled up the Huskies in first-half shots, 12-6, while HBU held a small advantage in corner kicks, 3-2. McNeese State 2, Sam Houston State 4HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Sam Houston shrugged off a 2-0 halftime deficit and scored three goals in the first seven minutes of the second half to beat McNeese State, 4-2, Sunday at Pritchett Field. The Bearkats improved to 2-1 in Southland play. Lamar 1, Houston Baptist 1 (2OT)HOUSTON, Texas  – Kristi O’Brien scored in the 60th minute tied the match at 1-1. Neither team could get the go-ahead strike, as Houston Baptist and Lamar battled to a 1-1 double overtime stalemate Sunday afternoon at Sorrels Field. SHSU goalkeeper Kylie Hambleton had to make six saves in the match but was perfect in the second half with five saves on five shots on goal. Alonzo gave the Bearkats their first lead of the day when she finished off a great flicked pass from Johnson. Bailey Fontenot also made four saves in goal, as she improved her record to 3-6-1. The final goal came after the McNeese ‘keeper mishandled a through ball from Shelby McDaniel. Johnson gathered the ball, dribbled around the keeper and buried it in the net. Patty Walrath made four saves to improve to 2-4-2 on the season. There was one team save. O’Brien scored her fourth goal of the season and the second in as many matches for HBU (2-5-3 overall, 1-0-2 SLC), while Casey Basso earned her first-collegiate point as she assisted on O’Brien’s equalizer. Allison Abendschein, Natalie Hager, and Alessia Dal Monte each took a team-high three shots. It was the Ashley Alonzo and Allie Johnson show in the as the two players completely dominated the game in the second period. The pair combined to score all four of the Bearkat goals. Alonzo fell just short of a second straight game with a hat trick, missing a first half penalty. In the 38th minute, Bos took a corner kick, sent a short pass to Hernandez, who turned and passed to Amador at the top of the box, who scored past Walrath to give the Lady Cardinals a 1-0 lead. Northwestern State 0, Central Arkansas 2Lamar 1, Houston Baptist 1 (2OT)Nicholls 3, UIW 1McNeese State 2, Sam Houston State 4Southeastern Louisiana 1, Abilene Christian 2 The second goal came on a long-range effort from Alonzo that snuck into the far post. Johnson was running across the face of goal and did enough to throw off the goalkeeper. – Return to top – – Return to top – HBU seemed to have taken a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute, as Charlotte Vancura’s shot was blocked, but was redirected to Rebekah Tovar, who appeared to have scored, but the Huskies were whistled offside. The victory marks the first time this season that the Kats have come from behind to win. Lamar came very close to ending things just four minutes into the first overtime period, as Marie Lund took a shot, but was saved by Basso for a team save. Lamar outshot the Huskies, 8-2, in the two overtime periods, as Walrath made three saves. McNeese was the better team in the first half and nothing was going right for the Kats but the second half was a completely different story. – Return to top – Nicholls 3, UIW 1Recap to come. Southeastern Louisiana 1, Abilene Christian 2ABILENE, Texas – Abilene Christian sophomore Alyssa Gerner scored the game winning goal in the 70th minute, as ACU defeated Southeastern Louisiana, 2-1, in Southland Conference women’s soccer action Sunday afternoon at Shotwell Stadium.The loss was the first in league play for the Lady Lions (10-2, 3-1 Southland), snapping the team’s four-match winning streak. ACU improved to 6-6 overall and 3-1 in league action.Sophomore Bri Singh scored her league-high 11th goal in the contest. The score was the 20th of the Lancaster, California native’s career, moving her into a tie with former Lady Lion Candice Wallace for 10th place on the school’s career list. Her 11 goals also move her into a tie for ninth on the school’s single-season list with former Lady Lions Maiya Cooper and Cory Cochrane.Senior Chelsea Villaescusa was credited with an assist on Singh’s score. In just her second collegiate start, SLU sophomore goalkeeper Casey Jeanfreau was credited with seven saves.Singh gave the Lady Lions the lead in the 12th minute. She took a feed from Villaescusa and hooked a shot into the lower left corner past sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Dombrowski to stake SLU to the early advantage.ACU evened the score late in the first half. Freshman Baylee Mitchell got enough space to hit a shot from 10 yards out to tie the score at 1-1.Gerner’s game-winner also came from long distance. She took a pass from freshman Leslie Snider and put a shot in from about 12 yards out over the reach of Jeanfreau.Southeastern will close out a three-game road trip on Sunday, when it heads to Lamar for a 1 p.m. match in Beaumont, Texas. HBU continues its home stand hosting Stephen F. Austin Friday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m., followed by a 1 p.m. kickoff Sunday against McNeese State. Johnson got the Kats on the board first when she latched onto a through ball from Alonzo and hit it across the goal into the far corner. Alejandra Amador scored for Lamar (3-6-1 overall, 1-1-1 SLC), assisted by Jannet Hernandez and Kristin Bos. Bos took a match-high seven shots. In the 60th minute, following a foul by Lamar, Basso took a free kick near the center circle and sent a beautiful circle into the box. O’Brien headed the ball past Fontenot to knot the match at 1-all. Northwestern State 0, Central Arkansas 2CONWAY, Ark. – The Central Arkansas women’s soccer team played its first home match in over a month on Sunday afternoon, hosting the Northwestern State Lady Demons at the Bill Stephens Soccer Complex. The Bears got a goal in each half to earn their first Southland Conference win, taking down the Lady Demons 2-0.Central Arkansas (5-4-1, 1-1 SLC) took the lead in the 22nd minute, when Vanessa Randall fired a cross to the feet of Kate Koch, who slid it just inside the right post to put the Bears up 1-0 with her first goal of the season.The Bears got an insurance goal in the 68th minute, as Allie Coleman crossed the ball to Shelby Wilson, who blasted the ball inside the left post to extend the Central Arkansas lead to 2-0 with her third goal of the season. Central Arkansas held a 13-8 advantage in shots over Northwestern State (3-8-1, 0-3-1 SLC) on the day, placing six of those attempts on target. Randall, Wilson, Coleman, Koch, Alex Wurst, and Peyton Reisch each had a shot on goal. Jackie Strug, Chelsea Schaefer, and Cache Haley each had a shot on goal for the Lady Demons.Anna Hughes made three saves to earn the win and pick up her second shutout of the season for Central Arkansas, while Alex Latham made four saves to take the loss for Northwestern State.Central Arkansas returns to the field twice next weekend, hosting Abilene Christian at 7:00 PM on Friday night and UIW at 1:00 p.m Sunday.– Return to top – HBU remains unbeaten against Lamar all-time (2-0-3) and in Southland Conference play (1-0-2). – Return to top –last_img read more