MoD’s Woolwich retreat secures residential future

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Two major donations fuel MMH autism program

first_imgMary Dickey, MMH Foundation executive director; Kristina Wang, MD; Kari Craig, MMH pediatrics manager; Rita Seig, Batesville Kiwanis president; Halley Ziegler, MMH pediatrics supervisor; Richard Turner, MDBatesville, In. — The Margaret Mary Health Foundation recently received two generous donations to benefit the MMH early evaluation hub for autism and developmental delays. Kiwanis Club of Batesville donated $1,000 to be used to fund safety bags for parents, and the Ripley County Community Foundation donated $500 to be used for autism therapy training and certification.In partnership with IU Health’s Riley Children’s Foundation and LAUNCH, Margaret Mary is one of only 12 early evaluation hubs in Indiana and serves much of the southeast portion of the state. As an early evaluation hub, Margaret Mary’s pediatricians see children between the ages of 18 and 42 months who have a referral from their primary care provider. Since the program was launched last September, 12 children have been diagnosed with autism through this program.“One in every 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism, and that number is on the rise,” said MMH Pediatrician Kristina Wang, MD. “The good news is early diagnosis and treatment often lead to improved outcomes. We are so grateful to organizations like Kiwanis Club and the Ripley County Community Foundation for their support in helping us provide this much-needed service to the community.”To learn more about Margaret Mary’s early evaluation hub or our pediatrics department, call 812.933.5018.last_img read more

New date set for Elite league kick-off … GFF boosts sponsorship

first_imgBy Ras WadadaTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has announced yet another kick-off date for the start of Season Two of the STAG Elite League being November 20. The start has been continuously delayed due to the insistence of four clubs, who have all formally written to the Federation to confirm their withdrawals.Yesterday, GFF at a press briefing held at the Federation’s office informed the media of the new kick-off date and that the four disgruntled teams have until today to register, failing which the League will proceed with six teams.Director of Competitions, Rev. Ian Alves, in his outline of the upcoming season stated that there is an increase of $3M in cash prizes from season one’s $15M, as well as stipends for players where the fee has moved from $1 500 to $3 500 per game per player.Alves added that six venues have been confirmed for the two-round competition including for the first time, the MSC and DCC grounds.The other facilities that will entertain games are: Buxton Community Centre, Number Five Village, Tucville Community Centre and the GDF ground. The director also made it clear that the allowance of five overseas players per team will be in effect and that the proposal to decrease the amount to three players per team was revoked.The much-awaited season two will also offer a brand new Honda XR 150cc motorcycle to the League’s Most Valuable Player (MVP), compliments of new sponsor, Marics. Other new sponsors on board with the GFF for the new season are: CAMEX Restaurant Group, GNNL and EC Vieira Investments Ltd., while MOUs will be inked shortly with Impressions, NCN and PAHO.President of the GFF, Wayne Forde, in his brief remarks welcomed the additional sponsorship while expressing gratitude of the Federation for the contributions. The representatives of the various sponsors all voiced their delight in being part of the STAG Elite League and thanked the GFF for the invitation to be part of the season.NCN’s CEO, Lennox Cornette spoke of the popularity of the sport worldwide, and here in Guyana where he is still involved as a part-time player. Dawn Braithwaite, Director of Training of CAMEX Restaurant stressed the importance of education in the lives of the footballers and offered to help in that specific area.Also making brief remarks, yesterday, were Romel Richmond, Marketing and Sales Manager of Marics Honda and Linden Henry of major sponsor, STAG Beer.last_img read more

Grill Master beat Spartan in a thriller to clinch Busta Champion of Champions trophy

first_imgIN what could be described as the most thrilling and exciting cricket finals ever organised by Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation, the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, MS, Grill Master defeated Spartan by one wicket to emerge the 2017 Champions of the Busta Champion or Champions softball tournament.Played in front of a large and colourful crowd at the Area ‘H’ Ground in Rose Hall Town in glorious weather, Grill Master held their nerve to clinch victory with two balls remaining and the last pair at the wicket.Grill Master won the toss and elected to bowl first in the 12-overs final. Spartan reached a formidable 141 for 6 off their allotted 12-overs with Krishon Sukhai 43 (3 sixes and 2 boundaries), Joshua Diaram 34, being the principal scorers.In reply, Grill Master was fortunate that opener Keith Fraser was dropped by Kishan Gangaram off the first ball of the innings. Fraser and fellow opener Vishal Phillips then punished the Spartan bowlers to all parts of the ground, adding 69 runs off just 5.3 overs before Phillips was dismissed for 30.Fraser went on to top score with 44 before he was second out at 85 for 2 in the 8th over.Grill Master lost their way as Balram Samaroo 04, Roy Jaferally 15, Devindra Ramoutar 00, Oliver Giddings 03 were dismissed cheaply to leave their team needing 36 from 3-overs.Keon Sinclair (13) and Wahied Edwards (20) added 30 crucial runs in 2-overs before Sinclair was dismissed off the fourth delivery of the eleventh over.“Busta General Manager Robert Selman hands over trophy to Grill Master Captain, Roy Jaferally”.With the dismissal of Edwards, Grill Master needed six runs off five balls, but a composed No. 10 Steve Sampson struck a boundary to ease the tension.John Percival was then run out for nought and the last pair was required to score two runs off two balls. A nervous Joshua Diaram then bowled two successive wides to hand victory to the relieved Grill Master Team.Earlier in the day, Grill Master thrashed Terry Grocery XI by nine wickets in the first semi-finals. Terry Grocery XI batting first amassed 80 for 2 off ten Overs with Sanesh Sundar 32 not out and Khemraj Mahadeo 33 not out being the principal scorers. In response, Vishal Phillips 39 not out and Balram Samaroo 26 not out led Grill Master to 84 for 1 off 6.4 overs after Keith Fraser was dismissed early for 8. Spartan defeated Hard Knock by 7 wickets after restricting them to 60 all out. Only V. Emmanuel 21 and Ryan Braithwaite 12 reached double figures as Krishon Sukhai 2 for 10, Sunil Madramootoo and David Lukenauth 2 for 9 bowled well for Spartan. Lukenauth returned with the bat to score an unbeaten 30 to lead his team into the finals.In the third place match, Hard Knock made light work of Terry Crocery XI to beat them by 8 wickets. Terry Grocery reached 63 for 5 off their allotted 8 Overs before skipper Eldine Mendonca with 33 not out led his team to the 3rd Place prize package.Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, MS, Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster hailed the 14th edition of the Busta Champion of Champions Tournament as a resounding success and described the final as the best-ever witnessed in his 26 years at the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club. .General Manager of the Guyana Beverage Company Robert Selman, Commercial Manager. Arjune and Marketing Co-ordinator Raymond Govindan all praised the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club for organising a Tournament that properly represented the Busta Brand.Selman, stated the bond with the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club was a huge success story for his Company and committed to a long term relationship.The winning team received $150 000.00 and the Busta Trophy, the 1st Runner-up $75 000.00 and trophy, 2nd Runner-up $50 000.00 and trophy while Fraser received a financial reward and trophy after being named Man of the Finals. Fraser and David Lukenauth received special trophies after being named best batsman and bowler in the final respectively.Funds raised by the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club during the tournament would be used by its ten cricket teams to provide food hampers for less fortunate families during the upcoming Festive Season.last_img read more

Former Syracuse manager climbing coaching ranks as assistant at Lycoming

first_imgA green Five Star notebook belonging to a 23-year-old man is filled with quotations and anecdotes that have guided him to living his lifelong dream.“12/31/08: ‘Greatness is an everyday thing.’ – Coach Hop,” one reads.The notebook belongs to Aaron Winshall, an assistant basketball coach at Division-III Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa., and former head manager of the Syracuse men’s basketball team from 2010-11.Winshall’s passion, work ethic and knack for absorbing information have helped him ascend the coaching ladder. By joining the Syracuse basketball program in 2007 as a manager, he became part of a well-regarded family tree. The relationships he established at Syracuse, as well as the connections he’s been able to form outside of the program, have positioned him to advance his career even more.“Every day I was at least writing at least one thing down from a basketball perspective that I picked up,” Winshall said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLycoming head coach Guy Rancourt coached John Jay College in New York City from 1999-2003. In that time, he built relationships with the people at Madison Square Garden. Whenever teams playing at MSG could not practice there prior to a game, they automatically went to John Jay.That’s how Rancourt met SU coaches Jim Boeheim and Mike Hopkins. Years before, Rancourt watched SU assistant coach Adrian Autry at St. Nicholas of Tolentine High School in the Bronx, N.Y. In the summer of 2011, Rancourt coached Brandon Triche and Baye Moussa Keita on the East Coast All-Stars team in the Four Nations Cup in Talinn, Estonia.Hiring Winshall came naturally.“The relationship with Syracuse runs deep,” Rancourt said. “…That just helped to give me some more comfort, too. Having a relationship with Stan (Kissel, former SU director of basketball operations), and with Coach Hop and Coach Boeheim, and getting to talk to Aaron a little bit, at least I knew the type of young man I was getting.”Winshall’s coaching aspirations began at Weston Middle School in Weston, Mass., and continued into high school.“At that point I was no longer delusional about whether I would go on to play D-I basketball and beyond,” Winshall said. “However, my love for basketball, specifically the college game and feeling of understanding of the game, made me believe I should become a college coach someday.”His determination to be a manager showed even before he arrived in Syracuse. Winshall talked to his cousin Josh Goldstein, then a manager at Muhlenberg College. Goldstein connected Winshall with Matt Grodd, a former student-manager at Syracuse. Grodd then put him in contact with SU’s head manager-to-be, Brendan Hart.“Student-manager sounded like a rite of passage,” Winshall said. “I’ve always felt that I needed to coach college basketball and that was the best route that I could see.”As a freshman, Winshall spent hours rebounding for Jonny Flynn, and helped in the weight room and at Boeheim’s Big Orange Basketball Camp. He also worked basketball camps at Duke and the University of Florida.In 2011, he became head manager. Winshall led a staff of 26, including current head manager Kevin Belbey. Belbey said Winshall was someone he could always ask for advice, “the true definition of a role model.”“I wouldn’t be where I was today if it wasn’t for Aaron,” Belbey said. “He’s a terrific leader, top-notch person and someone who brought it every single day. As managers, we’re expected to be there early and be there late. Nobody set the example like Aaron did. He’s just a tireless worker.”Winshall came highly recommended to Rancourt from Syracuse, and joined Lycoming’s staff in 2011.“I think Syracuse just does a wonderful job, from top to bottom, with their program,” Rancourt said. “What the managers and grad assistants and people that get to be involved in that program can take away from the experience just helps them by leaps and bounds. I think it’s made my life a lot easier having someone like Aaron here. It certainly makes our program stronger.”Though some of the Lycoming players are his age, Winshall’s knowledge goes beyond his years, and he’s passed it along to players and coaches.“You learn stuff accidentally, let alone stuff that you really try to learn when you’re around people like that,” Rancourt said. “There’s such a wealth of knowledge and experience there … Aaron has done a great job in really sharing his experiences with coach Boeheim and coach Hop, I think it’s helped quite a bit.”As he grows into a coach himself, he reflects back on his time at Syracuse. Winshall said working with the Syracuse program gave him an opportunity to learn from one of the best coaching staffs. Spending time with the Orange, especially traveling with the team, he said, was a great learning experience for him.Rancourt said Winshall has already passed on “some high level, high Division-I opportunities.Wherever he ends up, fingerprints of time spent at Syracuse will be with him.“The Syracuse program is something I’m always going to have memories about,” Winshall said. “And I’m always going to have a connection to the people who I shared those memories with.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 31, 2013 at 1:20 am Contact Josh: [email protected]last_img read more

Giants owner John Mara hopes rookie Daniel Jones ‘never sees the field’ this year

first_imgRookie quarterback Daniel Jones has had a great training camp and impressed in the Giants’ preseason opener, leading some to wonder if he’s going to push starter Eli Manning for playing time sooner than expected.New York Giants owner John Mara hopes that doesn’t happen this year. Antonio Brown launches Twitter search for helmet; Twitterverse wants better deal Pat Shurmur hits brakes on Daniel Jones hype train after impressive Giants debut O.J. Simpson weighs in on Ezekiel Elliott’s contract, Antonio Brown’s return to camp When pressed on whether he’d be happy if Jones didn’t play “one snap” this year, Mara didn’t back down.”I’d be very happy about that because that means we’re having a great year and Eli’s having a great year.” “I hope Eli has a great year and Daniel never sees the field,” Mara told reporters Tuesday when asked about the team’s quarterback situation. “That would be an ideal world where you would like to see that. Again, at the end of the day it’s going to be the decision by the head coach [Pat Shurmur] as to when or if Daniel ends up playing this year.”The 38-year-old Manning is set to open the season as the starter, but Jones has turned heads thus far. He completed all five of his passes for 67 yards and a touchdown in his NFL preseason debut against the Jets Thursday night. Related News “I hope Eli has a great year and Daniel never sees the field” – Giants owner John Mara pic.twitter.com/1JRNeozM2d— Giants Videos (@SNYGiants) August 13, 2019Mara is not being disrespectful of Jones, but merely hoping that Manning can play well and help the team right away. It’s a reasonable wish for the owner of a team that finished 5-11 last season.Many Giants fans and NFL observers were surprised the Giants drafted Jones No. 6 overall in this year’s NFL Draft. Even if he doesn’t challenge Manning for playing time anytime soon, the rookie from Duke appears ahead of schedule.Here are all of Daniel Jones’ completions from last night. Promising start for Jones and the New York Football Giants.#NFL100 #Giants #HubU 🏈 pic.twitter.com/aBgKfdBKwp— Universal Sports Hub (@SportsHubU) August 9, 2019The Giants open their season Sept. 8 against the Cowboys in Dallas.last_img read more