Obama arrives at Greek Acropolis

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. ATHENS, Greece (AP) – President Barack Obama is starting his final day in Greece with a tour of the Acropolis, the nation’s most famous ancient monument.The ancient site will remain closed to the public for the day to accommodate the president’s visit.Obama will also deliver a speech to the Greek people as he winds up the first leg of his final foreign tour as president and heads from Greece to Germany.The president is expected to touch on both the country’s efforts to emerge from its financial crisis, and on its role in dealing with hundreds of thousands of refugees who have crossed Greece’s borders on their way to more prosperous European countries.Obama’s visit to Greece is the first official visit by a sitting U.S. president since Bill Clinton. Author: AP Obama arrives at Greek Acropolis center_img SHARE Published: November 16, 2016 4:38 AM EST last_img read more

New eye care clinc opens for public sector employees

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Chief Executive Officer of CCB Eye Care Caribbean Arvel Grant, left, with Health Minister Molwyn Joseph during the launch of a new eye programme for public sector workers. (Photo by Theresa Gordon)(Antigua Observer) Public sector workers will be able to access affordable eye examinations and corrective lenses as the government expands its current partnership with the Caribbean Council for the Blind & Visually Impaired-CCB Eye Care Caribbean.The new programme is specifically designed to give employees an opportunity to be screened at a facility which will be set up at their respective places of work.The first in a series of such clinics was opened on Monday at the Ministry of Health, where more than 1,000 employees of the ministry and its affliate statutory bodies will be screened before the clinic moves on to another government department.Chief Executive Officer of CCB Eye Care Caribbean Arvel Grant said the programme was expanded out of a need for the service.He said during the 2011 census it was discovered that as many as 7,262 people in the country were blind in one or both eyes.He said, with this in mind, a strategy was developed to target all within the government service.“We advanced the proposal to the government and they were eager to give every public sector employee access to the service that we are proposing. This will be a thorough exam to see what the status of their eye health is,” Grant said during the launch of the programme yesterday.People who are examined will be provided with a written summary of their eye health status, which they will be able to take to their preferred eye care provider for follow-up.Clients with special conditions requiring emergency medical or surgical interventions, will be offered express refferal to the Mount St John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC).Grant said so far, a little over 400 people from the Ministry of Health have been screened. Sharecenter_img NewsRegional New eye care clinc opens for public sector employees by: – June 13, 2017 Share 61 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Manning buying Titans? I’m not buying it

first_imgRegarding the report that Peyton Manning is interested in buying the Titans:Hey, it works for me. What this franchise needs is an owner/quarterback, somebody that can write the checks and throw check-down passes.There’s just one little problem: It’s all wishful thinking. It’s just not happening.Just because a story is shared and retweeted doesn’t make it true. But I’m sure CBSSports.com, which launched the half-baked report, appreciates all the web traffic.This is what happens when you add two plus two and come up with 222. For one thing, the Titans are not for sale. For another, Manning is still playing football and probably has another season or two in him.And then there’s that little detail of financing. As much money as Manning has made throwing passes and pitching products, he doesn’t have an extra $2 billion or so lying around. Based on what the Buffalo Bills sold for ($1.4 billion), that figures to be the asking price for just about any NFL franchise moving forward.Granted, Manning could attract one or more heavy hitters to bankroll such a transaction. But the suggestion that Jimmy Haslam could be involved is silly. Haslam owns the Cleveland Browns. The NFL doesn’t allow owners to double-dip.The Manning-Haslam link is a stretch. Yes, Manning knows the Haslam family from his college days at Tennessee and his continuing involvement with UT. Other than that, I hear he fills up at Pilot every chance he gets. That’s about it.A little history: The Haslam family coveted the Titans and wanted to buy the franchise, but was informed that Bud Adams had a succession plan in place to keep the team in his family. With the Titans unavailable, Haslam bought the Browns.Since Bud’s death, Tommy Smith has run the Titans as president and CEO. So much for a fresh start. The malaise that had settled in during Bud’s final years has grown even worse. The Titans are 5-15 since he died.I’m starting to think only two things can fix this franchise – an exorcist and new ownership, not necessarily in that order. It looks like a rudderless ship. But it’s a rudderless ship that is a cash cow. Even teams that are uncompetitive on the field pay off like mad.I’m not saying the Titans will remain the property of Bud’s heirs in perpetuity. Nothing is forever, particularly when it comes to pro sports franchises.Bud loved owning the team. Smith seems to be enjoying overseeing things. But as the franchise passes further down the family tree in years to come, things can change. And the opportunity to cash in could appeal to younger generations.As for Manning, it’s no secret that he wants to stay involved in the NFL when his playing career is over. Football is in his DNA. He’d like to follow the lead of John Elway, who is now executive vice president for football operations in Denver. Elway’s presence with the organization is one of the reasons Manning signed with the Broncos two years ago.It would be great to have Manning involved with the Titans on any level. Putting him in the front office here would make him the face of a franchise that otherwise lacks personality. He would immediately become the most popular figure with the team.But team owner? Sorry, but it’s just not happening.David Climer’s columns appear on Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and Monday. Reach him at 615-259-8020 and on Twitter @DavidClimer.last_img read more

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju: ‘Zero tolerance for sexual harassment in SAI’

first_img The Sports Authority of India on Friday rejected criticism that sexual harassment complaints are not dealt with strictly at its institutes, asserting that a robust system is in place to tackle the menace but acknowledged that punishments should be harsher for those found guilty.READ | Kiren Rijiju Launches Awareness Campaign On CAA In KeralaStung by a report which claimed that 45 cases of sexual harassment were reported from 24 SAI institutes over the last 10 years, the nodal body to administer Olympic sports in the country asserted that the number of cases stands at 35 for the past decade in which action has already been taken in 14. Also, it said that a “robust” system and substantive “deterrents” are in place to deal with such cases. However, speaking to PTI, a top official, on conditions of anonymity, conceded that punishments, which currently range from transfers to cuts in pay and pension to suspensions, ought to be more stringent.”I agree the punishments need to be harsher but it’s a policy decision, which can only be changed at the Ministerial level,” he said.READ | Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Welcomes 2020 With A Trek & Some AdventureSAI said as per its 2011 to 2019 records, 35 complaints of sexual harassment have been received out of which inquiry is in progress in 15 cases.Three were found to be false allegations, while two accused were acquitted by the court. One accused committed suicide while another complaint was withdrawn.Out of these 35 cases, 27 were against coaches while eight were against SAI officials.READ | Kiren Rijiju Appeals To Pay Importance To Olympics And Indigenous Sports”To ensure that there is no possibility of intimidation to the complainant, the officer/coach against whom the complaint is raised is shifted from the place of posting as soon as a complaint is received,” read an official statement from SAI.”A call center is also in operation (since April 2019) through which trainees can lodge their grievances directly,” it added.The release stated that in December last year, more than 350 distress calls were received. The body did not specify how these complaints were dealt with but assured that “follow up” action was taken.The Sports Ministry, under whose jurisdiction SAI functions, pointed to some data of its own to highlight that sexual harassment cases were more of an aberration than the norm.”Every year around 15,000 athletes sign up to get training in different SAI facilities all over the country. Out of this 4,000 to 5,000 go on to compete in national and international competitions. It means around 1,50,000 athletes were trained at SAI facilities in the last 10 years,” an official said.READ | ‘India Is Proud Of Them’: Kiren Rijiju Nullifies Grudge Between Mary Kom & Nikhat ZareenSports Minister Kiren Rijiju said he has nonetheless directed the SAI to dispose off pending cases within the next four weeks.”The inquiries that are underway will be speeded up. We will ensure that the already existing system of addressing sexual harassment cases and protecting our athletes, both boys and girls, is made more robust,” he asserted in a statement issued on Friday.Along with its head office in Delhi, where the sexual harassment committee is headed by Regional Director Meena Bora, SAI has 12 regional committees to deal with complaints.”The report says 45 sexual harassment cases were reported over the last 10 years. If we go by the figures, these 45 cases were out of 1,50,000. So, the percentage stands at 0.03,” he added.”What does it say? It only says that we have a robust system and deterrents in place.”The official also said that false allegations are another aspect that cannot be ignored.”There is a system in place. In case of a sexual harassment complaint, an impartial inquiry is conducted and if the accused is found guilty, the action is taken against him or her,” he said.”Sometimes false allegations also come up after inquiry,” he added.As per the prevalent norms, the SAI constitutes an Internal Complaint Committee at every region with a senior lady as chairperson after receiving a sexual harassment complaint.The panel also includes representatives of NGOs with “majority of committee members being ladies”.Besides, the SAI also conducts workshops in local languages in every region for women trainees to sensitize them about sexual harassment and the recourse they can seek in case they are faced with it.All sexual harassment cases involving minors are dealt with under the provisions of Protection for Children from Sexual Offenses (POSCO) Act.(Picture credit – PTI) WATCH US LIVE Press Trust Of India First Published: 18th January, 2020 09:17 IST Written By LIVE TVcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 18th January, 2020 09:17 IST Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju: ‘Zero Tolerance For Sexual Harassment In SAI’ Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju asserted that SAI’s campuses are safe spaces. Nonetheless, he directed the SAI to dispose of pending cases within 4 weeks. FOLLOW US COMMENTlast_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff Office weekly jail bookings: May 18 to May 25, 2020

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for May 18 to May 25, 2020 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Blair, Joshua Tyler29Wellington KS900 N Plum St Wellington KSViolation of protection order;5/23/20 WEEKLY   BOOKINGS05/18/2020 through 05/25/2020 Swift, Ryan Andrew36Wichita, Kansas777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, KansasFailure to Appear5/24/20 Liesmann, Damien Rudy25Sadia TX220 Poplar ST Mulvane, KSPossession of para w/intent to manufacture/plant/cultivate controlled substance:/Distribute opiate opium narcotic certain stimulant; 3.5 – <100 grams:/Taxation; Drugs; No drug tax stamp for marijuana or cont substance:/Use/possess w/intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body:5/21/20 Mason, Armani Raymon21Wichita KSNB I-35 MP 25 Wellington KsPossession of stolen property;/Operate a motor vehicle without a valid license:/Vehicle liability insurance required;/Failure to wear seatbelt; 18+ years:/Maximum speed limits:/Probation Violation:5/19/20 Pierce, Preston Michael39Wichita KS100 E Spring AVE Conway Springs, KSDriving while license canceled, suspended, revoked:5/20/20 Feugate, Frank James60South Haven KS500 S. Reformatory Rd. Hutchinson, KSFailure to appear:/Theft of prop/services;/Burglary; Non-dwelling to commit felony theft or sexually motivated crime5/20/20 Schneider, Anthony Travis35Wichita KSLynn Burris Drive, Wellington KSTheft of prop/services;/Theft of property or services; Value $1500 to $25000:5/19/20 Phelan, Paul Simon49Belle Plaine KS526 N Lincoln Ave Belle Plaine KS Driving while license canceled, suspended/revoked/Traffic; Failure to comply with citation.5/19/20 Byers, Joseph Alan44Wellington KS502 N Park St Wellington KS Domestic battery;5/18/20 Voss, Raelee Joy48Arkansas City KS910 Fuller ST Winfield, KSDriving while license canceled, suspended, revoked5/21/20 Charles, Kylie Nicole30Wichita,Ks141 W Elm St. Wichita, Ks Identity theft; Defraud to receive benefits < $100000: X2/Forgery; Distributing or issuing written instrument; 1st conviction:  x3/Forgery; Making or altering a written instrument; /Making false information:/Parole violation:5/21/20 Halzle, Darrin Scott36Hutchinson, Ks1800 S Severance ST Hutchinson, KSFailure to appear:5/21/20 Fountain, Christopher Allen29Wellington KS301 E 11th St. Wellington, KSCriminal damage to property;5/21/20 Schaffer, Cynthia Dawn40Caldwell KS100 E. Mill St., Wellington, KansasDriving under the influence of alcohol or drugs;5/22/20 Christiansen, Daniel James39Wellington KS619 W. 4th St. Wellington KS,Domestic battery; Knowing or reckless bodily harm to family/person in a dating relationship:5/21/20 Morgan, Nathan Fredrick42Wellington KS100 S Drury RD Wellington KSFailure to appear:5/23/20 Maudlin, Joseph Clinton29Norman OK467 W 80th ST S Mayfield, KSViolate protection order; Abuse order5/21/20 Edmond, Walter Lewis60Wichita KS900 N. Washington Ave Wellington, KsDriving while license canceled, suspended, revoked:5/21/20 Nichols, Franklin Ray36Wellington KS1310 E. Michigan CT. Wellington KS,Failure to appear:/Criminal damage to property;5/22/20 Bonham, Michael Ross41Wellington KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSServe Sentence5/22/20 Steffes, Jewell L18Belle Plaine KS200 Block S. Logan Belle Plaine KSDriving while license canceled, suspended, revoked5/22/20 NAMEAgeHOMETOWNLOCATION OF ARRESTCHARGESDATE OF ARREST Raines, Tony Deandro36Wichita KS910 Fuller St Winfield KS Driving without headlights when needed:/Driving while a habitual violator; /Maximum speed limits: X2/ Driving on right side of roadway required:/ Reckless driving; unknown conviction/Flee or attempt to elude; five or more moving violations:/Flee or attempt to elude LEO by engaging in reckless driving:5/18/20 Hensley, Jacqueline Anne41Wellington KS502 N Park ST Wellington KSDomestic battery; Knowing or reckless bodily harm to family/person in dating relationship:/Criminal damage to property;5/18/20 Eastridge, Jesse T.43Wichita, KansasS MP 17, I-35 TPKE, Wellingon, KSFailure to appear5/24/20 Whitmire, Jeromy Jack39Wellington KS512 E. Lincoln AVE Wellington KSCriminal damage to property5/22/20 Gouard, Alisha Michelle41Gordonville, Texas303 E. 13th St., Wellingon, KSDomestic Battery5/24/20 Holt, Nichole Renee41Salina, KansasMM 17.2, Kansas Turnpike, Wellingon, KansasFailure to Appear5/24/20 Aldridge, Levi Keith31Belle Plaine KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSContempt of Court; Direct:5/21/20last_img read more