Infant Carter Wayne Boggs

first_imgInfant Carter Wayne Boggs, 9 hours old passed away Saturday August 6, 2016 at University Hospital, Cincinnati.  Carter was the son of Terry Wayne and Tiffanie Chree (Samarrippas) Boggs.Other survivors include sisters Skyler and Tatiana Winchester and Baylee Boggs,  Paternal Grandparents Wayne and Carol Kimla of Milan, Maternal Grandparents Steve Samarrippas and and Melinda Carter of Bartow, Florida, Maternal Great Grandparents Jack Carter and Emma Sheiffield.Graveside services for Carter will be held at 10AM Thursday August 11, 2016 at New Craven Cemetery at Milan with Rev. Charles Miller officiating.  Go to to make online condolences to the Family.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan entrusted with arrangements.last_img read more

LA Clippers’ victory ensures LA Lakers’ worst record in team history

first_img“You take away some of the veterans we had last year and plug in these young guys that haven’t played at this level, it’s a different story,” Scott said. “They’re learning and it’s hard. When we had the veteran guys, they know how to compete every single night. They’ve been in the league for a while. These young guys don’t know how to do that every night. That’s what they’re learning how to do in bringing that intensity earlier today. You have to bring that intensity level every single night. For the young guys right now, their attention to detail that they don’t have on a night to night basis is tough. But they’re learning. They’re getting a hard lesson this year for learning what not to do.”Scott believes he has learned a hard lesson, too.“I’m very critical of myself. I think I could’ve done better,” Scott said. “I still think I can do better. But the other thing I look at is I have a bunch of young guys that also at times you have to treat with kid gloves.”Scott has often questioned his players’ effort following debilitating losses. He also yanked starting positions from Russell and Randle 20 games into the season after becoming frustrated both with the Lakers’ slow starts and their inconsistency.Scott revealed that Bryant recently told him “he’ll continue to call me and prevent me from jumping off the ledge every now and then.” Earlier this week, Scott lamented the 37-year-old Bryant and 36-year-old Metta World Peace have played with more intensity than his younger players.And yet …“With our young guys, could I probably have done a better job? Probably so,” Scott said. “I have to look at that this summer and how can I help them next year to get even better?”Scott has two years left on his contract, including a team option in his final year. But the Lakers will not determine until the 2015-16 season ends whether Scott fits in their long-term future.Scott had garnered some sympathy on the challenges in managing a newly assembled roster, young players and an aging Bryant. But the Lakers obviously are not happy with their record and want to see continual development in their young players. Scott said he has learned to communicate more with his players and explain the thought process behind his decisions.“You don’t have to give up who you are, which is not what I’m going to have to do,” Scott said. “But you do have to adapt and understand now the communication level has to be much better. With these young guys, I’ve definitely done a better job of understanding this is a different generation.” The humbling experiences did not just involve Kobe Bryant’s ongoing fight with Father Time. Or that the Lakers looked disjointed offensively.The Lakers lost to the Clippers, 91-81, on Wednesday in a designated home game at Staples Center, a game that ensured the Lakers will end the 2015-16 season with their worst record in franchise history. Bryant posted 17 points on only 6-of-19 shooting in 27 minutes. The Clippers’ J.J. Redick (15 points), DeAndre Jordan (15), Chris Paul (13) and Blake Griffin (13) punished the Lakers’ flimsy defense. Julius Randle tied for a career-high 19 rebounds, while D’Angelo Russell eclipsed Nick Van Exel for most 3-pointers made by a rookie in Lakers history. But those are just footnotes in an otherwise dour season.“There aren’t different degrees of losing, not in my mind,” Bryant said. “You either win a championship or you’re (bleep). It’s very black and white to me. So whether you set a franchise record for losses or you get to the playoffs and lose in the Western Conference Finals, those are the same damn things to me. A lot of people probably don’t understand that.” Perhaps not for obvious reasons.The Lakers also finished last year with their previous worst mark in franchise history with a 21-61 mark, a milestone that did not become official until incidentally losing in a double-digit loss to the Clippers in early April.This time, the Lakers (16-62) at best will tie with the Phoenix Suns for the NBA’s second-worst record behind the Philadelphia 76ers. If the they lose any of their four remaining games, however, the Lakers will have the league’s second-worst mark with 55.8 percent odds of keeping their top-three protected draft pick.This only sparks more questions besides if the ping-pong balls will bounce their way.How did the Lakers fare worse than last year’s team when they have fielded a relatively healthier Bryant and a crop of young players, including Russell, Randle and Jordan Clarkson?center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Linden youths benefit from diversity, leadership training

first_imgApproximately 38 youths from across Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), last week benefited from a two-day diversity and leadership training workshop facilitated by the Ministry of the Presidency ‘s Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport.Lead Trainer/Training consultant Wil Campbell during the session on Friday lastThe training, which was conducted on Thursday and Friday, was titled “Unity and diversity, bridging gaps in communities” and saw the attendance of participants from various youth organisations in the community.Speaking at the conclusion of the exercise at the Linden Enterprise Network (LEN) on Friday, lead trainer/training consultant Wil Campbell explained the aim of the initiative.“The aim is to help people become more aware of their own personal biases and [realise] how these biases negatively impact the way we deal with people in our communities and how they hamper our development as communities and as a nation. We also hope to help people learn how to embrace our diversities rather than see them as liabilities, see our differences as assets rather than liabilities.”Additionally, Coordinator of the Department of Social Cohesion (ag) within the Ministry of the Presidency, Natasha Singh Lewis said over the course of the two days, equal opportunities for training was provided for young leaders at the community level.“Our mandate speaks to creating a unified Guyana, equal opportunities for everyone. Our approach to this…is capacity-building at a community, municipal, regional and a national level”, she noted.Singh further explained that participants were divided into four groups – two for Wismar and two for the Mackenzie areas – and were involved in the creation and planning of community-based projects that will promote unity and cohesion in these areas.“They are expected to demonstrate what they have learnt…in terms of leadership in their community…they’re going to use projects in their community, the Department of Social Cohesion will support the implementation of the projects,” Singh stated.She added that the Department’s approach is to train persons to facilitate behavioural change.Meanwhile, Campbell further explained that the training assisted the participants in focusing on identifying strengths within themselves and various groups and identifying values in others as well as focusing on how they can bring various groups together.He said it also zeroed in on how negative attributes such as prejudice and stereotypical behaviours can affect progress and how differences can be used to promote strength. Campbell pointed out that the youths were further trained on how to become great leaders for a united community.Singh related that such training commenced in 2017 and has been conducted in all ten administrative regions. She said it has so far targeted Indigenous communities, Toshaos and other stakeholder groups and organisations. She noted too that the Department is currently involved in the training of young people and teachers in an effort to impact behavioural changes in stakeholder groups. It has also commenced the training of heads of departments for social studies and Councillors, she noted.last_img read more