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25 days ago​Proposed Liverpool kit deal with Nike worth less than current sponsors New Balance

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first_img​Proposed Liverpool kit deal with Nike worth less than current sponsors New Balanceby Ian Ferris25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool’s proposed new kit deal with US sportswear giant Nike is only worth a guaranteed UK£30 million (US$37 million) per year, according to High Court papers seen by the Times, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The figure is in stark contrast to the previously reported UK£70 million (US$86 million) per year figure for the Nike deal. Instead, this reported base figure is less than Liverpool’s existing UK£45 million (US$55 million) annual deal with New Balance, which is taking the club to court claiming a contract clause means it can match Nike’s terms.It is also less than the minimum UK£50 million (US$61 million) per year deals Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have with Nike, as well as the UK£71 million per year agreement the brand struck with French champions PSG in June.However, Liverpool apparently believe Nike can deliver far greater total revenue for the club than has been generated by their deal with New Balance. This is reflected by a commitment from Nike in the proposed deal to pay the club a 20 per cent royalty on net sales of Liverpool products. It would also promote the club through other influential athletes, such as Serena Williams and LeBron James, and popular musicians associated with the company, including rapper Drake.In addition, the report says Nike will distribute a new kit through ‘6,000 global doors’, compared to New Balance’s 3,000.In response, New Balance believes it can meet demand for Liverpool kit, having delivered tow of the biggest selling home kits for fans. A three-day trial to settle the legal dispute has been listed from 18th October. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Cabinet Approves Pilot for Some JUTC Buses to Use LNG

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first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says Cabinet has approved the pilot project to retrofit some Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses to use liquefied natural gas (LNG).The pilot is expected to begin in the first quarter of next year and will see five new LNG buses in operation.Mr. Holness pointed out that this is part of serious efforts by the Government to achieve energy efficiency, and by extension energy diversification, which will result in sustainable economic growth.He was addressing the launch of Red Stripe’s new production line, dubbed ‘line 8’ and LNG plant at its Spanish Town Road facility on December 19.“The right fuel mix fuels efficiency and the economy. From the micro entrepreneur to the large manufacturer, energy is a critical input. We must ensure that the thrust towards the provision of clean and affordable energy is given priority,” Mr. Holness said.The Prime Minister added that the Government has carefully examined a tax structure to incentivise the use of LNG.He noted that currently, 18 per cent of the country’s energy production is based on renewable energy, and he would like to see that figure climb to 50 per cent in short order.Meanwhile, Mr. Holness, in lauding the latest development at Red Stripe, emphasised the role of Government in supporting the private sector to achieve greater investments in a seamless manner.“The Government stands side by side in support of, and behind the private sector to drive growth,” he emphasised.“We are here to support, to create the facilitating, enabling and seamless environment, so that you can engage in products that can repatriate your production capacity, substitute local raw materials and make long-term investments to renew capital equipment,” he added.State Minister in the Finance and the Public Service Ministry, Hon. Fayval Williams, while on a tour of the facility told JIS News that she is impressed with the production facility and the LNG plant.With introduction of the close to US$18-million production line, Red Stripe, which is a part of the Heineken Company, will be able to further expand its export capabilities to produce 40,000 bottles per hour and 26,000 cases of beer per day exclusively for its growing global markets.The new line now means the brewery can produce up to one million bottles of the Jamaican beer for the domestic and international markets.The brewer will also become the first commercial company in Jamaica to be fully LNG-powered, through a project in partnership with US-based supplier New Fortress Energy.This means there will be a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 6,000 tonnes per annum.Managing Director of Red Stripe, Ricardo Nuncio, said the aim is to make the signature beer a truly global brand.He noted that Red Stripe established for itself three imperative actions and has successfully completed them.They include repatriation of the beer volumes from the US, accelerate domestic growth and accelerate Project Growth, an ambitious project to replace imported raw material with locally grown cassava. Mr. Holness pointed out that this is part of serious efforts by the Government to achieve energy efficiency, and by extension energy diversification, which will result in sustainable economic growth. Story Highlights “The right fuel mix fuels efficiency and the economy. From the micro entrepreneur to the large manufacturer, energy is a critical input. We must ensure that the thrust towards the provision of clean and affordable energy is given priority,” Mr. Holness said. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says Cabinet has approved the pilot project to retrofit some Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses to use liquefied natural gas (LNG). last_img read more

Injured Again Derrick Rose Is In Uncharted Territory

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Mark Jackson28.012.0-16.049.9 Landry Fields11.3-0.4-11.7Active Tyrus Thomas8.7-1.5-10.2Active Eddie Griffin10.9-0.3-11.20.0 Derrick Rose25.90.9-25.0Active LaPhonso Ellis19.83.8-16.13.3 Chris Paul54.537.3-17.1Active Darius Miles10.7-1.4-12.10.1 Sam Bowie21.02.7-18.311.2 Jay Vincent14.34.0-10.2-2.3 Andris Biedrins12.82.8-10.0-0.2 John Long6.6-3.0-9.6-1.1 Shaquille O’Neal46.034.8-11.2106.3 Phil Ford14.3-0.3-14.60.0 Kerry Kittles21.15.6-15.517.5 Norm Nixon20.98.0-12.83.4 David Thompson26.810.0-16.82.5 Ron Brewer10.4-1.6-12.0-4.8 Willie Anderson17.15.7-11.53.7 Dudley Bradley12.01.1-10.97.0 WAR, AGES 24-26WAR, AGE 27+ Reggie King16.76.4-10.3-0.7 Eric Money8.2-1.9-10.10.0 Clark Kellogg20.91.1-19.80.0 Tyrone Nesby15.71.0-14.70.0 Bill Garnett11.20.9-10.30.0 Rajon Rondo25.415.1-10.3Active Rik Smits12.71.9-10.823.9 PLAYERPREDICTEDACTUALDIFF Brevin Knight19.14.8-14.310.2 Back in March 2011, I wrote a column for The New York Times about how, statistically speaking, Derrick Rose didn’t deserve to win the NBA’s MVP award over Chris Paul (and others).The reaction from Chicago Bulls fans was — how can I put this? — not positive. But in the process of researching Rose and watching him closely, I grew to appreciate him more and more as a player, to the point that he became one of my favorite players to watch in all of basketball.1I even had a framed photograph of him on the wall of my old office at Sports Reference. In other words, sometimes contemptuous feedback breeds familiarity with — and even fondness for — a player. (I confess that a similar phenomenon is taking place for me now, with Andrew Wiggins.)That’s why it was so disheartening to see Rose suffer yet another devastating injury Tuesday night, this time a torn meniscus in the same knee that he injured early in the 2013-14 season. While the severity is still unknown, as is the course of action that Rose’s doctors will pursue, this latest setback could be Rose’s fourth season-ending injury in as many seasons. It’s a string of bad breaks that shouldn’t befall any athlete, much less one who ranked among his sport’s most exciting before injuries struck.Purely from a basketball perspective, the Bulls are probably more equipped to handle Rose’s absence now than at any point in the past four years. While Rose’s season started with promise, his play has largely been uneven; for the year, he ranks 33rd among point guards in Real Plus-Minus and 165th overall.2He ranked 20th overall during his best season, 2011-12.The bigger question concerns whether Rose can overcome another misfortune to contribute meaningfully in the future. And in that regard, he’s in uncharted territory by the standards of NBA history.Through age 233For all ages in this post, I’m referring to Basketball-Reference.com’s convention of listing a player’s age on Feb. 1 of the season in question. (for Rose, the 2011-12 season), the Bulls guard had generated 26.1 wins above replacement (WAR), a total that ranks 32nd among all NBA players since the 1977 ABA-NBA merger. For comparison’s sake, LeBron James is the 23-and-under leader over that span, with 82.2 WAR. But plenty of great players — from Adrian Dantley to Shawn Kemp and Shareef Abdur-Rahim — also had fewer WAR than Rose through the same age.Based on his average yearly performance through age 23,4Adjusted for aging effects. it would have been fair to expect about 26 more WAR from Rose between the ages of 24 and 26.5Using a historical regression between average age-adjusted WAR per year through age 23 and total WAR between the ages of 24 and 26. However, Rose produced just 0.9 WAR between his lost 2012-13 and the current 2014-15 season. Through no fault of Rose’s own, that 25 WAR shortfall was the largest of any player in the sample I examined, a tangible measure of just how much was lost over the past three years. Eric Gordon11.72.0-9.7Active And Rose’s peers at the top of the shortfall list show what uncharted comeback territory he’s in. Big man Sam Bowie, now known mostly for being drafted one pick ahead of Michael Jordan, returned to post 11.2 WAR after missing his entire age-26 season with a stress fracture but wasn’t anywhere near as effective as he’d been in his first two seasons. And Bowie is the success story of the group.Clark Kellogg undershot his projected age 24-26 WAR by 19.8, retiring four games into his age-25 season after a trio of knee surgeries. David Thompson’s issues with injuries and substance abuse caused him to undershoot his expected age 24-26 WAR by 16.8 and then generate only 2.5 WAR from age 27 onward. John “Hot Plate” Williams succumbed to injuries and struggled to control his weight, producing -0.8 WAR after age 26. And LaPhonso Ellis was never the same player following a knee injury suffered early in his age-24 season.Most of these cautionary tales are at most only tangentially similar to Rose’s injury travails, but they do underscore just how rare it is for a player to return to productivity after a spell of lost prime seasons, even if — like Rose — they’d shown tremendous promise as young players. John Williams18.31.8-16.4-0.8 read more

With success in Big Ten Tournament Buckeyes could be No 1 seed

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Now that the regular-season conference title is out of the way, the Buckeyes are squared on winning this weekend’s Big Ten Tournament, which could garner them March Madness’ top overall seed. But a lot can happen during the intense championship week when teams across the country make their final case to hear their names called on Selection Sunday. Ohio State won’t have to worry about whether its name will be called, but when. Jerry Palm of CollegeRPI.com told The Lantern the NCAA Tournament’s No. 1 overall seed is the Buckeyes’ to lose, and other teams in contention will need improbable help in the form of an OSU loss. “Anyone else who thinks they can (get the No. 1 overall seed),” Palm said, “is going to have to wait until somebody beats Ohio State.” OSU coach Thad Matta said he enjoys this time of year because he’s been able to learn so much about his team during the conference tournament. He mentioned that having recent Sunday games followed by quick turnarounds early in the next week has helped the Buckeyes prepare for the NCAA Tournament. “We (coaches) talk about it, not with the guys,” Matta said. “We haven’t discussed the NCAA Tournament with them, but I’m sure they watched TV.” Fifth-year senior forward David Lighty is no stranger to basketball in March and is looking for a repeat performance of last year’s Big Ten Tournament, where he earned All-Tournament honors and helped the Buckeyes win the conference title. “I think if we play like we’ve been playing the last five or six games it’s going to be pretty hard to beat us,” Lighty said. “Like coach said, just going in there and being focused, having our minds right to go in there and attack.” read more

Ohio State volleyball looks to get back on track against Iowa No

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Then-junior outside hitter Erin Sekinger (12) jumps up for a spike during an exhibition match against Polish Team on Sept. 4, 2013 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-2.Credit: Lantern file photoAfter being swept in its first two Big Ten games of the season, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team is looking for redemption this weekend.The Buckeyes are scheduled to face Iowa (8-5, 0-2) and No. 8 Nebraska (8-3, 2-0) in back-to-back road games before opening home Big Ten play at St. John Arena.Coach Geoff Carlston said OSU won’t overlook the Hawkeyes as he expects Iowa to play hard for first-year head coach Bond Shymansky, who returned to his alma mater after spending five seasons at Marquette and seven at Georgia Tech. In his 12 seasons of coaching, he has taken his programs to NCAA tournament six times.“Whenever you have a new staff, that first year is always dangerous because the players come in highly motivated,” Carlston said. “Iowa’s always been good (at their place).”While the Buckeyes (9-5, 0-2) are slated to also face the Hawkeyes in Columbus on Nov. 19, their only match of the season against the Cornhuskers is this weekend.Junior middle blocker Tyler Richardson said, there is more motivation to beat the Cornhuskers this week than there normally would be.“It does add (meaning because) we don’t get to play them again,” Richardson said.Like OSU, Nebraska will be coming off a match Friday, so each team will have one day’s rest. The Cornhuskers’ three losses this season have all come to ranked teams: No. 2 Texas, then-No. 3 Stanford and then-No. 13 Florida State.Coming off a weekend where the Buckeyes were dominated 3-0 by Wisconsin, sophomore defensive specialist Valeria León said she believes if basic mistakes are corrected, then the team has a chance to win.“(We need to) stop their runs, communicate all the time and (bring) more consistency,” she said.The Buckeyes will likely welcome back sophomore middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe, who has been away from the team for two weeks because of illness. However, they could be without sophomore outside hitter Kylie Randall this weekend, as she was not in uniform during Wednesday’s practice and had tape on her left ankle.The Buckeyes are set to return home after being away for four weekends, beginning with a game against No. 16 Illinois (11-3, 3-0) Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. read more

Football JK Dobbins shines in first game as starter at running back

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Freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) watches as teammate J.T. Barrett runs the ball for a touchdown during the season opener vs Indiana. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorBLOOMINGTON, Ind — From the first play in Ohio State’s 49-21 win over Indiana, the Buckeyes’ offense was carried by running back J.K. Dobbins — a true freshman.Two plays later, he caught a pass on a wheel route for 18 yards. And for the rest of the game, it was more of the same as he continued to demonstrate both his ability to shake defenders loose with his elusiveness in the open field, as well as the physicality needed to plow through the defensive line.For coach Urban Meyer, Dobbins’ big performance Thursday was less of a shock and more of a reflection of what the coaches have seen since he arrived in Columbus.“I kind of tempered my emotions with [the media] early on, because we have seen that since spring practice. He has had a hell of a camp,” Meyer said.OSU freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) carries the ball during the Spring Game on April 15. Scarlet beat Gray 38-31. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Former Photo EditorBy the end of the game, Dobbins had set a record for the most rushing yards by an Ohio State first-year running back in the first game of the season with 182 yards on 29 carries.He did not enter the week as the starter, however.In the team’s depth chart, Dobbins was listed as an ‘Or’ alongside Mike Weber, last season’s starter. Meyer noted Thursday night that Weber was still only at 80 percent and that while Weber could have gone, the preference was to not play him.The chance to start came at a time when Dobbins had southeast Texas on his mind. The native of La Grange, Texas, which is a 101-mile drive west of Houston, said his family has been safe from the effects of Hurricane Harvey that has ravaged the Houston area since last weekend, but he still has friends in the city who have dealt with the storm’s destruction.“[I] kind of thought of it as motivation for me because I’m probably the only positive thing going on in my town right now,” Dobbins said. “I just thought of it as bringing my city up. So, that’s why I came out here and played as hard as I could.”Then, a couple days before the game, Dobbins learned he would be starting in his first game with the Buckeyes, and would get that chance to provide a light for what has been a dark time in his hometown. “I thought I was going to start midway through the week whenever Weber was — he’s having a hamstring problem so, I just, when I heard that I just thought of it as an open opportunity for me,” Dobbins said.Nearly two weeks ago, running backs coach Tony Alford, said he believed the freshman would have a substantial impact this season. After his performance against the Hoosiers, wide receiver Johnnie Dixon, who worked out with Dobbins during the summer, said the 18-year-old’s dedication to the work and ability to make challenging tasks look effortless has really caught his eye.Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins prepares for practice at fall camp on Aug. 5. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor.“A lot of kids come in and they don’t really have it from Day One. [Dobbins] had it from Day One,” Dixon said. “Even watching him in spring, I’m like, this kid is amazing. And I knew that he would get out here and do the same thing we see in practice all the time. It was just, nobody else really know because they don’t see it. But the kid — the sky’s the limit for that kid for sure.”Judging from the Texan’s performance on the big stage, Meyer said he seems some of the same characteristics in Dobbins that he saw in another former running back.“He’s close [to Ezekiel Elliott]. Yeah, he’s very similar to Zeke,” Meyer said. “Very similar about the way he works. He handles his business like a pro. I mean he walked in like a grown man.”Though the players and coaches see a potential breakout talent in Dobbins, Meyer said he is expecting Weber to return next week and for him to slide right back into the mix for playing time.Meyer would not go so far as to say who would be out there taking the opening snaps in the against Oklahoma on Sept. 9, but he said he knows he can expect more of the same from Dobbins in the weeks to come.“J.K. Weber,” Meyer said jokingly, when asked who would start next week. “We get Mike back next week, and that is going to be a nice one-two punch. J.K. has even more in the tank.” read more

Richarlison gets first Brazil callup

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first_imgEverton winger Richarlison has finally had his dream come true as he has been drafted into the Brazilian national due to Pedro’s injury.Richarlison, 21, has always been keen on playing for his national team but was gutted when he missed out from the recent squad list.When the national team was announced on the day before the Blues took on Southampton, he was not in the squad and his disappointment was palpable in interviews.However, an injury to Pedro over the weekend has now opened the door for the 21-year-old, and he has been officially named to the team that will take on the United States national team (USMNT) on Friday 7th September and El Salvador four days later.Richarlison, do Everton, está convocado e vai assumir a vaga de Pedro, desconvocado por lesão. Bem-vindo! #SeleçãoBrasileira #GigantesPorNatureza pic.twitter.com/soKgWIi2TZ— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) August 27, 2018Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.Speaking to outlet UOL Esporte after missing a call-up the first time, Richarlison said –“I was really looking forward to the call for Friday. I watched with great anticipation, but unfortunately, it was not this time.“I can not say why [I have not been called], there are 24 names and it’s difficult for the coach to choose, I’ll keep working to be on the next list.“I feel more prepared, I already know the rhythm and style of the Premier League, which helps me on the way to the achievements. I want to be the top scorer of the league, take Everton back to the Champions League and therefore reach the Brazilian national team.”Richarlison is suspended for the Blues next three games after being sent off over the weekend.last_img read more

Bale a doubt for Wales game against Spain

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first_imgGareth Bale remains a doubt for Wales ahead of their friendly with Spain in Cardiff on Thursday eveningThe 29-year-old winger was substituted for Vinicius Junior for the final 10 minutes of Real Madrid’s shock 1-0 loss at the hands of Deportivo Alaves in La Liga on Saturday.Now Sky Sports reports that Bale has skipped Wales’ first training session on Monday ahead of their friendly against Spain and that the medical team will be keeping a close watch on him for the next 48 hours.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.It’s understood that Bale has sustained a recurrence of the groin injury that forced him to miss Real’s Champions League defeat to Russian side CSKA Moscow last week.Bale, who has managed 30 goals and 12 assists in 72 appearances for Wales, is set to be awarded at Thursday’s game in Cardiff for breaking Ian Rush’s 28-goal mark earlier this year.Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey was also absent from training after playing in the Gunners’ 5-1 win at Fulham in Sunday’s London derby.last_img read more

Cabinet sends back tariff commission draft for scrutiny

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first_imgPrime minister chairs the cabinet meeting on 4 June. Photo: PID.The Cabinet today constituted a committee, headed by Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), asking to further scrutinise the draft of the proposed Bangladesh Tariff Commission (Amendment) Act, 2018, reports BSS.The decision was taken in the weekly meeting of the cabinet held at PMO with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.Ministry of commerce placed the draft in the weekly cabinet meeting for approval, but the cabinet after threadbare discussion returned it back with proposal for further revision, cabinet secretary Md. Shafiul Alam said.The six-member committee will be comprised of the secretaries of finance, commerce and industries ministries, chairman of National Board of Revenue (NBR) and chairman of the Bangladesh Tariff Commission, who will also act as the secretary of the committee, Shafiul Alam said.last_img read more

Poor Texans Left In Dark As State Electricity Aid Program Ends

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first_img Share Cooper Neill for The Texas TribuneMary Garcia at her home in Arlington, Texas, on Dec. 22, 2016.ARLINGTON — North Texas was freezing during a three-day stretch last month, but Mary Garcia refused to turn on the heat in her cramped apartment. She feared that doing so would too quickly drain her pay-as-you-go account with Penstar Power, a Dallas-based electricity provider.On Dec. 19, with just $15.31 in her account and the outside thermometer showing 27 degrees, Garcia composed a plea to Lite-Up Texas, a state program that had long helped low-income folks pay their electricity bills.“Please I beg you to bring back this assistance with electricity,” she wrote in an email that she inadvertently sent to The Texas Tribune. “I am going to freeze during this cold season.”Garcia is among many poor Texans coming to grips with the loss of support from Lite-Up Texas, which stopped offering its discounts on Aug. 31 because it ran out of money.About 700,000 households relied on the program in 2015 to cover 25 to 31 percent of their electricity bills, according to the Public Utility Commission. (For some years, Lite-Up Texas only offered subsidies during summer months, but in its earliest years and last year, the help was year-round.)Lawmakers created the program, funded by electric ratepayers across Texas, in 1999 to help low income folks on the state’s newly deregulated electricity market. Texans eligible for food stamps or Medicaid qualified for the discounts.“Please I beg you to bring back this assistance with electricity. I am going to freeze during this cold season.”— Mary Garcia, Arlington resident and former Lite-Up Texas beneficiaryLite-Up Texas doled out hundreds of millions of dollars in assistance, even as lawmakers occasionally tapped its funding source — called the System Benefit Fund — to prop up the state’s budget.But in 2013, the Legislature ended the 65-cents-per-megawatt-hour surcharge that fueled the program.Every dollar counts for Garcia, 59, a former hospital cleaning woman and housekeeper. She depends largely on federal disability payments, which she started receiving after suffering crippling headaches that built up to a brain aneurysm in October 2015.Sitting in a living room illuminated only by lights strung on a small Christmas tree, she recalled learning that a program she had used for years was over. “I thought to myself, ‘How could they do that?’” she said. “This really upset me. It’s terrible to say, but I really depended on it.”Garcia wasn’t the only one who relied on the program. Ofelia Zapata, of Austin Interfaith and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, which each serve low-income Texans, said she’s been flooded with calls since September from clients who are worried about losing such help.That includes Frances Medrano, who lives alone in Weslaco, about 15 miles east of McAllen.“Those few dollars, whether it be $20, $30, $40, were a big, big help for myself,” Medrano said. “I really didn’t think the funds were going to run out.”Like Garcia, Medrano, 55, struggles to work and depends on federal disability payments. She has spent years on dialysis and recently had a kidney transplant, she said. Now, she’s doing everything she can to limit her Verde Energy bill: keeping the lights off and going without heat on occasional chilly days. When summer hits, she plans to put a box fan in the window.She has contemplated asking family members for help, but that “would be a last resort,” she said. “Your pride gets in there.”Courtney Smith, who directs an elder support program for Senior Source, said her Dallas-based nonprofit answers many calls about utility bill worries, though few are specific to the state program’s end. “But if we have a really hot summer or cold winter, it will become an issue,” she said.Some counties and larger competitive utilities offer their own assistance, Smith said, but those resources are limited and sometimes harder for folks to immediately find.TXU Energy chips in aid that Senior Source helps distribute, Smith added, but the nonprofit is now going through the money more quickly since Lite-Up Texas ended.Sharon Litke, vice president for operations at Penstar Power, said her company does not provide its own assistance but tries to match customers with area groups that do.“Certainly, Lite-Up has hit our clients hard, and a lot of our clients have just fallen on bad times,” she said, adding that she was worried about this week’s cold snap. “Our heart just goes out to them, honestly.”Litke told the Tribune that someone at Penstar would try to connect Garcia with groups that provide utility assistance in Arlington.Texas Legal Services Center has crafted a bill to restore the state program, and it is looking for a lawmaker to carry it in the coming legislative session, Zapata said. But at a time of stalled revenues and crunched budgets, reigniting Lite-Up Texas looks unlikely.“This new political landscape — it’s going to be cutting everything,” Zapata said. “These are basic needs. We’re not asking for out-of-the sky stuff.”Read more about electricity costs in TexasDonna Nelson, who chairs the Texas Public Utility Commission, says she’s trying to crack down on deceptive electricity providers and make it easier for Texans to shop for electricity.Consumer advocates fear prepaid electricity plans could leave low-income Texans vulnerable to hidden fees and sudden electricity shutoffs. But companies that offer the plans say there is great consumer demand for them.“Politicians shouldn’t mess with churches or farmers, and this is a church full of farmers,” says Janey Burke of Roscoe’s Champion Baptist Church, whose congregation can be counted among those outraged by Sharyland Utilities’ bills.This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2017/01/05/poor-texans-left-dark-state-electricity-aid-progra/.last_img read more

Harris County Launches Innovative Program To Help Seniors Who Are Victims Of

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first_img– / 4Harris County is launching a first of its kind initiative in Texas to help senior citizens who are victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation.The Harris County Senior Justice Assessment Center will offer medical exams, case management and treatment referrals all in one place.In 2016, there were more than 11,000 investigations of abuse of seniors in our county, according to data provided by the Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults.Even so, Doctor Carmel Dyer, who works for UTHealth, which will provide the doctors that will work for the center, says these cases are underreported and that is why the program will be useful.“Having a place where people can go and get some help is gonna increase, I think, the recognition and reporting of cases of abuse and neglect and ultimately, we hope, reduce them,” Dyer told Houston Public Media after the press conference held to officially announce the program.Adult Protective Services will help with assistance and referrals, while the Houston Police Department (HPD) and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, along with the District Attorney and the Harris County Attorney, will take care of investigations and prosecutions.Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan said the initiative is certainly justified because “as senior citizens become more and more a part of the population, we are seeing more and more abuse, not just physical abuse, which is a criminal crime, but also financial abuse, which can be a criminal crime.”The creators of the program hope that sharing the records of victims more effectively will also improve the case management and the investigations.Besides assisting the victims, another goal is to increase prosecutions because in some cases the victim is embarrassed to press charges or can’t remember the details of the abuse.People who need help for abuse of elders can find the Senior Justice Assessment Center at the Harris County Protective Services building, across from NRG Stadium. Share Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:17 Xlast_img read more

Cardinal Men and Women Win the Notre Dame Invitational

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first_imgWomen’s 200m1. Brooke Raglin  – 24.722. Sharnae Alston – 25.085. Jo Bond – 25.559. Kelsey Heyward – 25.7815. Sydney Hill – 26.7618. Kayla Alexander – 27.25 Women’s 60m Hurdles 4. Kayla Alexander – 8.715. Sydney Hill – 8.76 SOUTH BEND, Ind. —  The University of Louisville men’s and women’s track and field teams won the Notre Dame Invitational on Saturday afternoon.  The Cardinal women won with 145.5 points while the men finished tied with Notre Dame with 126 points each.  Eleven Cardinals earned wins in individual events while Gabriela Leon set a new school record in the pole vault.  The Cardinals picked up three additional wins in field events for a total of five wins.  Leon set a new school record in the pole vault, breaking Chanel Krause’s record of 4.30m/14-1.25 set at the Samford Invitational during the 2016 indoor season.  Leon won the event with a vault of 4.31m/14-1.75.    Men’s 400m8. Martice Moore – 49.3110. Anthony Crandon – 49.93 Men’s Triple Jump1. Anthony McRoberts – 15.18m/49-9.75 Women’s 800m5. Lindsey Fanz – 2:19.77 Men’s 60m Hurdles 1. Aaron Johnson – 8.253. Kameron Jones – 8.34 Renate van Tonder collected her second win of the season and her first of the season in the triple jump.  She finished with personal best jump of 12.46m/40-10.50.  Makenli Forrest recorded her second consecutive win in the weight throw.  She threw a personal best of 21.72m/71-3.25 for the win.  Women’s Triple Jump1. Renate van Tonder – 12.46m/40-10.502. Veronika Karpenko – 12.19m/40-0 Men’s 60m 1. Sterling Warner – 6.834. Donald McClinton, Jr. – 6.956. Dominic McClinton – 7.09 Women’s Long Jump3. Alexis Gibbons – 6.08m/19-11.504. Gabriela Leon – 6.00m/19-8.255. Renate van Tonder – 5.95m/19-6.2510. Veronika Karpenko – 5.45m/17-10.7511. Maranda Mills – 5.22m/17-1.50 Women’s High Jump2. Alivia Ash – 1.73m/5-84. Addie Wanner – 1.65m/5-513. Gabby Pinnow – 1.55m/5-1 Men’s 800m4. Alex Lynch – 1:56.82 Men’s Shot Put3. Christian Buckley – 17.14m/56-34. Cade Richeson – 16.35m/53-7.75 Women’s Weight Throw1. Makenli Forrest – 21.72m/71-3.255. Halee Hudson – 18.62m/61-1.25 Story Links Women’s Shot Put3. Rashida Harris – 15.29m/50-28. Victoria Farley – 13.71m/44-11.7510. Makenli Forrest – 12.90m/42-4 Men’s Pole Vault6. Lucas Weaver – 4.60m/15-1 Men’s Mile6. Ryan Johnston – 4:19.22 Men’s Weight Throw3. Spencer Harris – 18.03m/59-24. Mitchell Kessler – 17.22m/56-6 Women’s 3000m9. Ivine Chemutai – 9:55.1212. Caroline Gosser – 10:01.0125. Lauren Radenhausen – 10:35.6726. Abigail Wright – 10:38.58Men’s 4x400m 4. Louisville – 3:17.70(Moore, Jones, Crandon, Frank)Team ScoresMent-1. Louisville – 126 pointst-1. Notre Dame – 126 points3. Illinois State – 1144.  Central Michigan – 645.  Loyola (Ill.) – 27 Women’s Mile1. Dorcas Wasike – 4:48.634. Aurilla Wilson – 4:54.09 Men’s 3000m5. Chandler Austin – 8:18.538. Albert Kosgei – 8:22.7012. Cameron Stephens – 8:27.3721. Daniel Fleace – 8:42.37 Men’s Long Jump2. Marcus Jegede – 7.20m/23-7.504. Donald McClinton, Jr. – 7.00m/22-11.756. Dominic McClinton – 6.81m/22-4.258. Aaron Johnson – 6.56m/21-6.2511. Clay Moss – 6.35m/20-1012. Philip Frank – 6.31m/20-8.50 Men’s 1000m7. Philip Frank – 2:43.01 Louisville will be back in action next Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Illini Classic.  Men’s High Jump1. Anthony McRoberts – 2.11m/6-113. Luke Nichols – 2.05m/6-8.754. Skyler VanMeter – 1.95m/6-4.75 Women1.Louisville – 145.5 points2. Notre Dame – 1213. Illinois State – 94.54. Central Michigan – 79.55. Loyola (Ill.) – 19.5 Print Friendly Version Dorcas Wasike won the women’s mile with a personal best time of 4:48.63.  The win was her first of the indoor season.  Donald McClinton won the 200 meters with a time of 21.82.  Women’s 60m 1. Brooke Raglin – 7.462. Angel Amadi – 7.583. Sharnae Alston – 7.59 Newcomer Anthony McRoberts and sophomore Brooke Raglin led the Cardinals with two wins on the day.  McRoberts won the triple jump with a mark of 15.18m/49-9.75.  He then won the high jump for the second straight week, jumping 2.11m/6-11.  Raglin won the 200 meters with a time of 24.72.  She also won the 60 meter dash with a collegiate best time of 7.46. Louisville picked up four more wins on the track for a total of six wins.  Freshman Aaron Johnson won his first event of the season in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.25.  Freshman Sterling Warner also picked up his first collegiate win in the 60 meter dash with a time of 6.83. Final Results Men’s 200m1. Donald McClinton, Jr. – 21.822. Noah McBride – 22.095. Sterling Warner – 22.2012. Clay Moss – 23.43 Notre Dame InvitationalJan. 19, 2019Loftus Fieldhouse | South Bend, Ind. Women’s Pole Vault1. Gabriela Leon – 4.31m/14-1.752. Morgan Zacharias – 4.13m/13-6.505. Aliyah Welter – 3.83m/12-6.75last_img read more

Yacine Diop to Play for Senegal in FIBA AfroBasket

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first_imgIt marks the second straight summer that she will compete internationally as she played for Senegal in last year’s FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup. She helped lead the Senegalese team to a 70-69 win over Latvia with 13 points and seven rebounds.Diop is entering her second year with the Cardinals after suffering a season-ending knee injury just four games into last season. She averaged 8.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in the first three games, while recording a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in the season opener at Western Kentucky.She came to Louisville as a graduate transfer from Pittsburgh, where she started 93 games and ranks 18th all-time in scoring with 1,093 points.Senegal is considered one of the front runners in the tournament as they seek to regain the African crown they lost to Nigeria two years ago in Mali.They will compete in Group A and face the Ivory Coast on Aug. 10 and Egypt on Aug. 13.For the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLWBB. Print Friendly Version Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Senegal Basketball Federation announced that University of Louisville women’s basketball senior forward Yacine Diop has been named to Senegal’s 12-player roster for this year’s FIBA Women’s AfroBasket.The 12-nation tournament will take place in Diop’s home city, the Senegalese capital of Dakar, from August 10-18.last_img read more

In a realm of variations

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first_imgAll the art enthusiasts over the city can head on as Kala Mela 18 presents the group  exhibition titled Drishta that kick started yesterday. The show that exhibits paintings, sculptures, drawings and installations is curated by Sanchit Jain and is organised by Iqbal Krishan. The show was inaugurated by Yogendra Chandela, Mayor of North Delhi on 1 July  and the guest of honour was Meenakshi Lekhi. The aim of this event is to give a better platform to emerging artistes from all over India. Some of artistes exhibiting their  works  are Poonam Rana, Shuchi Khanna, Krupa Shah, Iqbal Krishan, Hemraj, Shridhaer Iyer, Manish Pushkale and Fida Khan, Mansa Bedi. Other participating artistes include  Santosh Kumar Sahni, Sanchit Jain, Ahish Kumar, Sadhna Tiwari, Anuja, Diksha Kain, Reena Choudhary, John Luis, Manoj Bhatti, Tarun Kumar, Seema, M Hosakoti, Rini Pant, Somnand Gadakari, Chirnjeev Panda, Sanjay Kr Biswal, Jyotika Nagar and Srinivasan Royal. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Kala Mela 18 has been organising fairs with painters to reawaken the appreciation for paintings among the people. These fairs comprise of different portrait works from contemporary artistes. Their motive is to bring renaissance in the realm of art and painting and invoke the lost interest for painting and art in masses. We reside in a society where aspiring painters are forced to switch profession because our vision has become shrouded with a thought that it is full of struggle and their lives get marred. Kala Mela 18 helps those artistes to come forth and show their talent. Till now it has successfully accomplished five of its fairs which boasts of works form more than 200 artistes from almost every state.When: On till 4 July Where: Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi RoadTiming: 10 am – 8 pmlast_img read more

January 3 2000 A new millennium and a new optimis

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first_imgJanuary 3, 2000A new millennium and a new optimism inspires Arcosanti. Brianna, Jennifer, andTristan blow bubbles to wish you a New Year, a New Century, and a New Millennium,one that certainly will become an Age of Arcologies! Best wishes from us hereat Arcosanti 2000. Photo by: DoctressNeutopialast_img

000 dead Colombia67

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