Mission moves forward with creation of new group to spearhead dog park efforts

first_imgAfter half a year of meetings, a task force charged with exploring the possibility of creating an off-leash dog park in the city of Mission made its recommendations to the city council, setting the stage for a new spot for pups to frolic in the city in the coming years.The council approved the task force’s recommendation to form a new support group called “Friends of the Mission Dog Park” that would be responsible for identifying potential locations for the park and finding funding. As part of the task force’s recommendations, the city would not use any of the money currently budgeted for its parks and recreation programs for the creation of the dog park. Instead, the friends group would seek private funding and sponsorships to pay for the initiative.Initially, the language of the resolution for the creation of the support group indicated that they should find presently unused space as potential locations for a dog park. Councilman Nick Schlossmacher, who sat on the task force, lobbied for the city to allow the group to look at existing park space as well. The council agreed, and approved an amended resolution.“There are parks in this city that are accessible that we might have some good opportunity to convert over that we might be able to get a lot of use out of,” Schlossmacher said.The task force visited off-leash dog parks in Lee’s Summit, Grandview, Leawood and Overland Park to get a sense of what’s required to make such an amenity available.Leawood’s “Leawoof Dog Park,” which opened in 2014, is currently the closest off-leash site for most northeast Johnson County dog owners.last_img read more


Dominican Culture Leads The Way on Eastern Parkway

first_imgEntertainmentLocalNews Dominican Culture Leads The Way on Eastern Parkway by: – September 6, 2013 Share 49 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Photographs compliments: Tracee ThomasOn September 2, 2013, Dominica’s Creole Culture led the way at the West Indian Day Carnival in Brooklyn, New York. The Know Your Culture Dance Group under the leadership of Sabeniah Mingo and Heather Etienne represented Dominica for the 3rd year in a row with a presentation entitled “Dominica: the Nature Island” in the Creole Culture competition of the parade of bands. Competing against islands like Haiti, Guadeloupe, and Martinique, the band represented the traditional culture of Dominica with sections including Wob Dwiyet, with matadors in full traditional dress, hand woven baskets, and intricately adorned fans. The Jupe section was a crowd favorite, with women adorned in handmade butterfly headpieces made with beautiful madras. The presentation also included the souswell souwi or the bat, and mischievous sensay who entertained the crowd. Photograph compliments: Tracee ThomasThe Nature Isle section included participants in a variety of greens and headdresses featuring the Heliconia and Anthurium Lilies, signature flowers of Dominica. The highlight of the presentation was the Know Your Culture Jing Ping band along with Storm Riders Sound with De Blade and Darius Moses. The bands entertained and kept the crowd jumping with sounds of the lapo kabwit.In the end, Dominica emerged as the largest Creole Culture band, with over 100 members coming out to represent. “Thank God, Know Your Culture had the opportunity to represent Dominica to over a million people on the Parkway and countless more with all of the news coverage of our section,” organizer and founder of the Group, Sabeniah Mingo said.Photograph compliments: Tracee Thomas“I hope that in the coming year, Dominicans worldwide will come out to represent our national pride!” The Know Your Culture Dance Company founded in 2008, is a nonprofit professional traditional dance company in the New Jersey geographical area whose main objective is to create cultural awareness within the Dominican Community removed from their beloved Dominica, through professional opportunities to learn traditional dance. By Tracee Thomaslast_img read more


Barca may dangle $40 million on Mata

first_imgAccording to a report from Sky Sports, Daley Blind and Juan Mata are set for an Old Trafford exit. Neither Mata nor Blind are expected to feature in Mourinho’s plans for the forthcoming season as he builds a team, which he believes, can win the Premier League.It is understood Mourinho would approve the sale of both players this summer should United receive acceptable bids, with the expectation he can sign players to directly replace them.But that isn’t to say the report is wide of the mark. Indeed, it’s common knowledge by now that Mourinho likes his players either strong or quick (and preferably both). Neither Mata nor Blind are either of these things. United have been strongly linked to players in both positions; and we’d bet that Mourinho would rather André Gomes and Grzegorz Krychowiak than the attacking midfield-defensive midfield pairing currently represented by Mata and Blind.It’s a $40 million question for Manchester United: Will Juan Mata and Jose Mourinho work well together?Their time at Chelsea was fractured when Mourinho deemed Mata surplus to requirement and shipped the Spaniard to Old Trafford.Mata, 28, has been a consistent performer for United, but will his reunion with Mourinho be short-lived? It’s easy to imagine both as ready to move on and Barcelona could be an option if that happens.Mundo Deportivo says Barcelona could make a bid of close to $40 million in order to help the midfield continue to tick. Mata was a key part of United’s possession-based approach under Louis Van Gaal, and as a player really does fit the bill of a Mourinho-minded mid.We’re just hoping that if Mata moves, he doesn’t switch anywhere that would change his English language blog posts.last_img read more


Tipp earn All Ireland semi-final spot against Wexford

first_imgTipp’s Michael Breen was also dismissed with a second yellow late on.Speaking after the game Tipp manager Liam Sheedy told Tipp FM Sport that Laois were highly competitive and that his side have plenty to work on over the coming weeks.Kilkenny will face the All-Ireland Champions Limerick in the other semi-final.Brian Cody’s side booked their place in the last four for the first time in three years yesterday.The Cats beat Cork 2-27 to 3-18 in Croke Park with goals from Colin Fennelly and Richie Hogan.Cork’s Patrick Horgan scored an amazing 3-10 but it wasn’t enough for the Rebels. Tipperary are through to the All Ireland senior hurling semi final after beating Laois 2-25 to 1-18 yesterday in Croke Park.Jason Forde hit 1-12 for the Premier who will now face Wexford in two weeks time.Seamus Callanan also chipped in with a goal as both sides finished with 14 players with Laois star Aaron Dunphy sent off in the 39th minute. Photo courtesy of Teneolast_img read more


Nottingham Forest agrees deal with 888Sport

first_img Share 888 integrates Golden Race virtuals in new partnership April 22, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon 888 calls for Betgenius sportsbook makeover June 25, 2020 It has been announced that Championship club Nottingham Forest has signed a one-year shirt sponsorship agreement with online bookmaker 888Sport. The previous sponsor, Fawaz International Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Company, is owned by the club’s owners the Al Hasawi family, but evidently the owners have opted to look for ways to bolster the club’s income.Nottingham Forest acquired a new manager this week, Phillipe Montanier, and are expected to make several new signings to try to improve on their finish of 16th last season.It’s been a busy week in Nottingham as it was also revealed that Myprotein is to become the club’s official sports nutrition provider. The UK-based nutrition manufacturer will provide the Championship club’s first team and academy with a wide variety of its sports supplement products.Andy Duckworth, Chief Executive of Myprotein said: “We’re really excited to welcome Nottingham Forest to Team Myprotein, and likewise honoured for Nottingham Forest to partner with Myprotein. Forest are a fantastic club, obviously steeped in history and with lofty ambitions for the future.“Myprotein shares that ambition, and we are rapidly progressing towards our goal of being the world’s leading sports nutrition brand, having already become the world’s largest online sports nutrition brand.”(Image Credit) 888 focuses on bolstering safer gambling measures amid COVID-19 crisis March 24, 2020 Submitlast_img read more