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A new panoramic lookout was opened in the Plitvice Lakes National Park and the unique ticket of the Lika destination was presented

first_imgYesterday, the newly built panoramic lookout tower located at Entrance 1 of the National Park was ceremoniously opened in the Public Institution “Plitvice Lakes National Park”. The new lookout will relieve the extremely well-visited existing lookout point and enable a larger number of visitors to enjoy one of the most beautiful views in the world – the view of the Great Waterfall.The director of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Tomislav Kovačević, emphasized that the lookout was completely built by the employees of the National Park specializing in the maintenance and construction of paths and bridges within the Park, which he is extremely proud of. “Plitvice Lakes is a well-represented and valorized phenomenon that is admired by the whole world, which is best shown by the continuous increase in the number of visitors, especially visitors from Japan, whose number has increased by more than 40% this year. Also, it is important to note that out of the total number of tourists who visit the Republic of Croatia, 10% of them visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park. I am glad that the National Park and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy are cooperating in planning the renovation of infrastructure, especially hotels and other accommodation facilities, because it is known that guests staying in four or five star hotels stay in Croatia for a month longer than guests staying in lower quality facilities ” the minister pointed out  tourism Cappelli.Unique ticket to Lika destinationOn the occasion of the opening of the lookout, Tomislav Kovačević, director of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, presented the joint ticket of Lika destinacije, which is part of a unique project of sustainable tourism development and destination branding in Croatia.Lika destination ticket which, in addition to visiting the Plitvice Lakes National Park, allows visitors to visit other protected areas and sights within Lika destination – Paklenica National Park, Northern Velebit National Park, Velebit Nature Park (Zavratnica Bay and Cerovac Caves), Grabovača Cave Park and Barać Caves , The Croatian Center for Indigenous Fish and Crab Species of Karst Waters and the Nikola Tesla Memorial Center. “The joint ticket project was implemented in accordance with the principles of sustainable development that guide the Plitvice Lakes National Park, continuously strengthening cooperation with the local community and stakeholders outside the National Park. pointed out Tomislav Kovačević, director of the Plitvice Lakes National Park.The joint ticket is on sale from July 1, 2018 at the points of sale of the Plitvice Lakes National Park (Entrance 1, Entrance 2 and Flora), and vouchers for visiting protected nature areas and sights can be used by visitors until October 31, 2018. The ticket is available at a price of 300 kn for adults and 200 kn for children (7-18 years). A voucher package for entrances to all areas can be purchased at the Plitvice Lakes National Park at entrance 1, entrance 2 and the auxiliary entrance Flora.See more about Lika destination tickets herelast_img read more

Trump announces sixth vaccine contract, for 100 million doses

first_imgThe company, founded less than 10 years ago, has not previously developed a vaccine of any kind but preliminary results of the company’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine have reportedly produced promising results.The Trump administration has allocated a total of at least $10.9 billion for the development and manufacturing of a coronavirus vaccine.It has already ordered 100 million vaccine doses from Johnson & Johnson, Novavax, Pfizer and Sanofi and 300 million from AstraZeneca. Moderna, in partnership with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), is conducting Phase 3 clinical trials of a vaccine candidate and manufacturing of vaccine doses will take place while the trials are underway.The vaccine, called mRNA-1273, is being co-developed by Moderna and the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is led by Dr Anthony Fauci.Fauci has said researchers are unlikely to know the efficacy of the vaccine before the end of the year at the earliest. But Trump has said he hopes to have a vaccine before the November 3 presidential election.The latest contract brings the US government’s total commitments to Moderna to $2.48 billion. President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced a $1.5 billion contract with US biotech company Moderna for 100 million doses of an eventual coronavirus vaccine, the sixth such deal reached since May.”I’m pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with Moderna to manufacture and deliver 100 million doses of their coronavirus vaccine candidate,” Trump said at a White House news conference. “The federal government will own these vaccine doses, we’re buying them.””We’re on track to rapidly produce 100 million doses as soon as the vaccine is approved, and up to 500 million shortly thereafter, so we’ll have 600 million doses,” he added.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Melburnians invading the Far Northern property market

first_imgAerial view of Bentley Park housing and home construction. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKEA leading real estate researcher is predicting as many as 30,000 people will flee Melbourne over next two years due to the extended coronavirus lockdown, but a Far North agent says they’re already here. Propertyology researcher Simon Pressley said the mass exodus would mark one of the biggest ever swings in internal migration in an Australian city. MORE NEWS “Whether they relocate to a Victorian regional location, such as Bendigo, Wodonga, the Great Ocean Road region, or … completely leave the state, thousands of Melburnians will take action to regain their ­freedom,” he said.“People are also starting to understand (COVID-19) is going to be with us for years, and where there’s greater density, there’s greater risk. We know there are people who’ve already left Melbourne.” Melburnians are reportedly buying one-way tickets to Cairns with the intention of buying property in the Far North. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Bianca De Marchi “The Victorians do tend to be interested in the more “holiday suburbs” – Palm Cove and Trinity,” he said. “Most of those comments have been on Palm Cove apartments. They’re apartments that have been holiday-let but they can be resided in as well and we’re seeing mostly people that are semi-retired.” Mr Marsh the said the Far North was becoming a desirable location for more than just Victorians, after he recently sold three houses sight unseen to a New South Wales couple.“They’re a couple from Sydney and they don’t plan on moving up for a couple of years, but the Far North is in demand and they’re just forward planning.” arun.singhmann@news.com.au Cairns’ Marsh Property principal Chris Marsh said some of those residents who had left Melbourne were already in the Far North. “We’ve spoken to Victorians that have managed to come up here just after the borders closed, with the intention of holidaying and buying property,” Mr Marsh said. “They’ve gone into hotel isolation, paid a better part of $1000 for a one-way flight. “And they’ve said ‘to hell with Melbourne, we’re not going back. I’ve already rung the removalist to pack up my house, we’re buying something up here, we’re living up here’.”Mr Marsh said he had about 12 “very serious” Victorian buyers, with two sales to Melburnians already since July, and his agency had reported a 40 per cent increase in interest from southern investors since September last year. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago Manunda home untouched since ’40s MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS Lake Tinaroo home share schemelast_img read more

Severe hypoglycaemia cause found

first_imgHealthLifestyle Severe hypoglycaemia cause found by: – October 8, 2011 Share Share Tweet If blood sugar levels drop too far it can lead to unconsciousnessThe cause of a rare and severe form of hypoglycaemia – or very low levels of sugar in the blood – is genetic, say researchers.The life-threatening condition means the body does not have enough energy to function.Scientists at the University of Cambridge say mutations in the AKT2 gene are to blame.Writing in the journal Science, they say there are already cancer drugs which target a similar process.Hypoglycaemia can be caused by a disruption in the balance between the hormone insulin and sugar. Insulin lowers the level of sugar in the blood.The condition is commonly associated with Type 1 diabetes, when the patients inject too much insulin, miss a meal or drink alcohol.However, one-in-100,000 babies are born with a genetic defect which means they develop hypoglycaemia even when there is no insulin in the blood. In theory they should have very high blood sugar levels.These patients have to have a feeding tube inserted directly into the stomach to prevent fits while they are asleep.One of the researchers, Dr Robert Semple, said: “Fear of low blood sugar has dominated the lives of these patients and their families.”Scientists analysed the genetic code of three children with the condition. All had a mutation in the AKT2 gene.AKT2 acts as an interpreter for the hormone insulin. With the mutation, the interpreter acts as though insulin is always present, lowering blood sugar levels.Lead researcher Prof Stephen O’Rahilly told the BBC that cancer drugs were available which targeted AKT1 and which also act against AKT2.“There are actual pills that can be swallowed by humans, there could be a treatment in a year.”BBC Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! 11 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

WINAIR announces special rates to St Martin

first_img Share 395 Views   no discussions BusinessLifestyleLocalNewsTravel WINAIR announces special rates to St Martin by: Dominica Vibes News – March 5, 2015 Tweet (LR) Keith Goddard of the WCK Band, Marketing representative of WINAIR Mayling Chun, Brenda Watty of RIO Productions and one of the lead singers of WCK Clint Henderson at Vibes Radio on ThursdayThe Windward Island Airways (WINAIR) has announced a special promotion on ticket prices to St Martin.Marketing representative at WINAIR Mayling Chun told Vibes Radio on Thursday, 5 March 2015, the special rates start from two hundred and seventy US dollars.The special promotion is part of a partnership with RIO Productions of St Martin ahead of the island’s 2015 Carnival celebrations.“WINAIR is excited because we’re already a year flying into Dominica, some of you might have experienced it already and we fly four times a week and we are happy to be partners with RIO Productions, getting the Dominicans over to St Martin”.“We’re gonna have our fares starting from two hundred and seventy US round trip to St Martin and be fast, call the agency because it’s filling up but we’re very excited to be flying, it takes you an hour and you’re in St Martin,” Chun informed.Dominica’s WCK Band will be performing live in St Martin’s as part of the t-shirt band Carnival celebrations on Saturday 11 April.WCK Band was invited by RIO Productions to perform based on a request from the people of St. Martin.“We’re here to invite the Dominican passie to come to St. Martin; I know that Dominica has a lot of culture, and we sometimes come to Dominica for the Creole Festival, for me that’s one of the best times to be in Dominica, so we’re inviting people from Dominica to come to St Martin and come and enjoy some of our culture,” Brenda Watty of RIO Productions said.“T-shirts are thirty-five US a piece and it’s all you can drink on the road and you have the choice of band that you have to jump behind and it’s from eight o’clock at night until about one in the morning,” Watty said.Rio Productions is also making it possible for Dominicans who wish to attend to register for the band from here.The t-shirts can be purchased from Keith Goddard of WCK Band and he can be contacted via telephone number (767) 613 0222.center_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Dakota Tour online entries close on Thursday

first_imgJAMESTOWN, N.D. – Online entries close Thursday, July 6 for the 28th annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour.Early entries for the July 8-13 tour are already in hand from a record 94 IMCA Modified and 41 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers. Seventeen states and Canada are already represented in pre-registra­tion numbers.The tour starts on Saturday, July 8 at the Statesman County Fairgrounds Jamestown Speedway track in Jamestown. From there the Tour goes to Nodak Speedway on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot on Sunday, July 9. Round three takes the tour north of the border to Estevan, Sask., Motor Speedway on Monday, July 10.The tour’s next stop is Tuesday, July 11 at Williston Basin Speedway, located at the Upper Mis­souri Fairgrounds. Round number five is in Dickinson and Southwest Speedway on Wednesday, July 12. The tour wraps up its six-day run at Mandan’s Dacotah Speedway on Thursday, July 13.The Corral Sales Legendary 50, a special $10,002 to win race sponsored by Corral Sales, will be held on Friday, July 14 at Mandan for all tour drivers who competed at a minimum of three Dakota Tour events.Driver payout is another tour record with $2,300 being paid at all tracks for the 30-lap IMCA Modi­fied feature winners. All features are 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events.The tour and Legendary 50 will pay out over $153,000, plus another $16,000 in driver contin­gency prizes.Tour and Legendary races will be broadcast live on IMCATV. In addition, the tour will be filmed by The Dirt Knights reality show for broadcast this fall on MAVTV.Racing fans are encouraged to go to the tour website at www.dakotamodtour.com for more infor­mation and a current entry list. Drivers and fans can also contact series director John Gartner at 701 202-6075.Modified drivers now pre-entered are:Randy Artz, Battle Mountain, Nev.; Reese Artz, Battle Mountain, Nev.; Brock Bauman, Eureka, Ill.; Cody Bauman, Eureka, Ill.; Kit Baumann, Washburn; Hank Berry, Sidney, Mont.; Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; Masen Big Eagle, Manor, Sask.; Scott Bintz, Jamestown; Kevin Bliese, Bath, S.D.; Bland Bohannon, Williston; Pete Bradley, Williston; Chris Bragg, Springtown, Texas; Brian Brennan, Rozet, Wyo.; and Jason Briese, Cleghorn, Iowa.David Brown, Kellogg, Iowa; Kyle Brown, Madrid, Iowa; Randy Burwick, Hettinger; Jarrett Carter, Lisbon; John Corell, Jamestown; Tracy Domagala, Bismarck; Justin Elmer, Sheridan, Wyo.; Riley Emmel, Estevan, Sask.; Allan Fetzer, Max; John Flory, Williston; Greg Friestad, Valley City; Ja­son Grimes, Jamestown; Mike Hagen, Williston; Travis Hagen, Williston; and Tyler Hall, Fertile, Minn.Brad Hartigan, Dickinson; Troy Heupel, Williston; Vernon Hill, Black Eagle, Mont.; Rusty Hodges, Beatrice, Neb.; Jesse Hoeft, Forest City, Iowa; Jessie Hoskins, Longdale, Okla.; Jordan Huettl, Minot; Kyler Jeffrey, Williston; Wayne Johnson, Minot; Jeremy Keller, Mandan; Billy Kendall, Bax­ter, Minn.; Allen Kent, West Fargo; Rusty Kollman, Carrington; Tommy Lee, Grenora; and Curt Lund, Redwood Falls, Minn.Michael McCarthy, Hutto, Texas; Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas; Les McLenehan, Estevan, Sask.; Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Jerry Martin, Moorcroft, Wyo.; Ryan Mikkelson, Jamestown; Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; Dale Neitzel, Shepherd, Mont.; Jay Noteboom, Hinton, Iowa; Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa; Travis Olheiser, Dickinson; Darrell Parsons, Mandan; Travis Peery, Williston; Tim Perkins, Bismarck; Tyler Peterson, Hickson; and Steven Pfeifer, Minot.Crist Pittenger, Bismarck; Dallas Rice, Minot; Shawn Ritter, Keystone, Iowa; Donald Robinson, Underwood; Lucas Rodin, Marion; Josh Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn.; Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa; Darren Schatz, Williston; Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck; Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; Ryan Schroeder, Devils Lake; Jonathan Schumann, Mercer; Johnny Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M.; Marlyn Seidler, Underwood; and Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa.Robert Sigman, Dickinson; Casey Skyberg, Rapid City, S.D.; Kyle Slader, Longdale, Okla.; Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; Shawn Strand, Mandan; Randy Tarno, Jamestown; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; Marcus Tomlinson, Turtle Lake; Myles Tomlinson, Turtle Lake; Travis Tooley, Bismarck; Aaron Turnbull, Estevan, Sask.; Travis Ulmer, Mandan; Tyler Wagner, Weyburn, Sask.; Spencer Wilson, Minot; Jason Wolla, Ray; and Justin Zeitner, Malvern, Iowa.Pre-entered Stock Car drivers include:Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas; Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas; Jayden Bears, Smithville, Mo.; Alan Bertsch, Minot; Tim Compson, Valley City; Austin Daae, Estevan, Sask.; Beau Des­champ, Bottineau; Cody Dignan, Burlington; Jordan Durward, Grand Forks; Chris Ellis, Surrey; Dalton Flory, Williston; Joe Flory, Williston; Scott Gartner, Aurora, Colo.; and Greg Gill, Muscatine, Iowa.Mike Gotch, Regina, Sask.; Gary Goudy Jr., Stoughton, Sask.; Gary Goudy Sr., Stoughton, Sask.; Eric Harpole, Bismarck; Chris Hortness, Estevan, Sask.; Jason Kniffen, Minot; Matt Lang, Turtle Lake; Curt Lund, Red­wood Falls, Minn.; Keith Mattox, Ray; Kevin Mattox, Ray; Perry Misner, Albert, Kan.; Angel Munoz, Lamar, Colo.; Shane Nehring, Williston; and Cody Nelson, Kenmare.Jake Nelson, Williston; Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas; Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan.; Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Jason Schoenberger, Russell, Kan.; Randy Schultz, Swift Current, Sask.; Scott Sim, Williston; Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn.; Chad Sterling, Stockton, Kan.; Jeremy Swanson, Westby, Mont.; Michael Vennes, Minot; Jody York, Lubbock, Texas; and Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan, Iowa.last_img read more

Shares recover after Ferguson quits

first_img From an opening price of 18.77 US dollars, the shares fell by as much as 4.5 per cent to under the 18-dollar mark and then revived significantly. The value of a share at the close of trading was 18.44 dollars, 33 cents down – a 1.76 per cent drop – and still higher than the share price on Friday last week. United’s overall market value fell from 3.09 billion dollars (£1.98 billion) to 3.04 billion dollars (£1.95 billion) – a fall of 50 million dollars (£32 million). The shares initially fell in New York amid fears over the impact that Ferguson’s departure will have on the club. News of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement caused an initial dip in Manchester United’s share price on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, but by the close of trading it had bounced back. The opening bell on Wall Street saw shares down by three per cent, driven lower by worries over whether the club can appoint the right replacement for the most successful manager in English football history. His successor will be the key figure at a business laden with almost £370 million of debt and tightly controlled by its US majority owners, the Glazer family. The club, which trades under the MANU ticker on Wall Street, announced his departure while US markets were closed, but shares slipped on opening as investors digested the impact of the 71-year-old’s departure on one of sport’s most successful franchises. In the prospectus to its 2012 stock market flotation, Manchester United warned: “We are highly dependent on members of our management, coaching staff and our players. Any successor to our current manager may not be as successful as our current manager.” Shares in the club have surged 34 per cent since floating in August at 14 US dollars (£9) per share, closing on Tuesday evening at 18.77 US dollars (£12.11). The flotation allowed the Glazer family to sell 16.7 million shares – equal to a 10 per cent stake. The Glazers bought the Premier League football club for £790 million in 2005 in a controversial deal that enraged fans because they put in just £300 million of their own money and loaded the club with debt. The club’s most recent annual results showed total revenues of £320.3 million for the year to the end of June 2012, down 3.3% on a year earlier. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Other Sports Pro Kabaddi League: Dabang Delhi beat Bengaluru Bulls 33-31

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Hosts Dabang Delhi on Saturday notched up a thrilling 33-31 win over defending champions Bengaluru Bulls in the first match of the Delhi leg of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex here.Naveen Kumar was the star for the Delhi side who trailed for most parts of the match but inflicted a crucial All-Out in the final minutes on the Bulls to walk away with all the points.Bengaluru Bulls started the match on the front foot, racing to a 5-0 lead, with Pawan Sehrawat flying high. The Bulls piled on the pressure, backed by their defence, to inflict the first All-Out of the match on Dabang Delhi in the 11th minute and open a gap of six points.The defending champions continued to dominate with their defence, manned by Mahender Singh and Saurabh Nandal, thwarting all the raiders who came in their territory. The first half ended 19-11 in favour of the Bengaluru Bulls.The league’s top raider, Pawan Sehrawat started the second half with the same intensity, rushing to his Super 10 (10 raid points) within six minutes of resumption as the Bulls maintained their pressure on Delhi.The home team brought in Meraj Sheykh to add an extra dimension to their raids and the Iranian picked up bonus points to keep Debang Delhi in the game as the match edged closer to the final whistle.Three points by Naveen Kumar in two successive raids with five minutes remaining in the match helped him reach a Super 10 and make it a one-point game.The aggressive strategy saw Delhi force an All-Out on Bulls with 3 minutes remaining to take the lead.But Pawan Sehwarat’s two-point raid tied the match once again with just a minute remaining.Delhi then pulled off an important tackle in the final minute to win the first match of their home leg.Bengaluru will only have themselves to blame for allowing Delhi to clinch so many bonus points and finishing off the game when they were on top.The result saw Delhi move to second spot in the table.last_img read more

Four teams record opening-round victories

first_imgTHE 2019 Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) first division season finally got underway after a long four-month rainy season with the Board hosting the opening round of the 50-Overs first division tournament.Eleven teams participated in the tournament which is being sponsored by Ansa McAl under its STAG Beer brand.The Port Mourant and Albion Community Centre match was postponed at the request of the former team while Tucber Park drew the bye. Rose Hall Town Thunderbolt Flour (RHTTF), Upper Corentyne, Blairmont Community Centre and Young Warriors recorded victories to start the season on a high.Zone B: RHTTF defeated Rose Hall Canje by 47 runs at the Canje ground with a fair-size crowd in attendance.Batting first after winning the toss, RHTTF made 233 all out in 47 overs with Sylus Tyndall 36, Kevin Sinclair 33, Junior Sinclair 30, Jason Sinclair 25 and captain Eon Hooper 25 being the principal scorers. West Indies Under-15 pacer Isaiah Thorne bowled well to claim his maiden five-wicket haul, 5 for 44, while R. Vankenic took 2 for 35.Rose Hall Canje, in reply, were bowled out for 186 in 44.2 overs with L. Davis 34, J. Henry 21, B. Ramsarran 24 and Ameer Rahaman all batting well. Former senior national Eon Hooper 3 for 33 and national Under-19 Junior Sinclair 3 for 35 bowled well for RHTTF.West Berbice lost to Blairmont Community Centre by 4 wickets at the Bush Lot ground.West Berbice 156 all out in 36.5 overs with Carlton Nurse 32. Adrian Dutchin 25 being the leading scorers. . National Youth player Nigel Deodat 5 for 30 and off-spinner Shabeer Baksh 2 for 28 were the best bowlers for Blairmont.Needing to score at just above three runs per over to register an opening victory, Blairmont Community Centre cruised to 160 for 6 from 33.3 overs. Former national Youth player Javed Karim batted well to top-score with 51 and received support from Marvin Prashad 30 and Seon Glasgow 15 not out.Young Warriors Cricket Club arrested Police Sports Club by 140 runs at the Cumberland ground.  Young Warriors CC 230 all out in 34.5 overs.  Linden Austin 55, Trevlon Stanislaus 33, Kassim Khan 31, Suresh Dhanai 21.Police Sports Club 90 all out in 17.3 overs. Grisean Grant 30; Devindra Ramoutar 5 for 46 (7 overs), Trevlon Stanislaus 2 for 13.Upper Corentyne easily defeated Skeldon by 115 runs at the No. 69 Vikings ground.Upper Corentyne were 252 for 8 from 40 overs after pitch preparation moisture affected the start of play – R. Chatterpaul 57, Devindra Budhoo 20, V. Gooniah 21 and S. Embrack 73. Bowling for Skeldon, Wayne Garnett, Sherain Murray and Zukeel Gordon claimed two wickets apiece.Skeldon were bowled out for 137 in 30 overs as Murray returned with the bat to score 37 while Devindra Budhoo 3 for 18, R. Chatterpaul 2 for 15 and L. Roopchand 2 for 15 bowled well for Upper Corentyne.BCB president Hilbert Foster visited three of the venues and expressed disappointment that several of the teams were attired in different uniforms. Foster stated that first division cricket was the highest level of competition in Berbice and as such, a high level of standard must be maintained at all times. He urgeed all Clubs to get their house in order or face disciplinary actions from the BCB.last_img read more

Panel discusses veterans on campus

first_imgTo help illustrate the difficulties that military service members face when returning to universities after combat, The Soldiers Project hosted the Combat to Campus panel at the Davidson Conference Center on Saturday.The Soldiers Project is a non-profit organization that offers free confidential psychological counseling to military service members and their families.Service · A panel Saturday focused on the transition to college for military veterans. The discussion was part of a weekend conference. – Adrian Hoffman | Summer TrojanMany soldiers face several physical and psychological effects after returning from their term of service, said Gail Soffer, the development director of The Soldiers Project.“A lot of these people are suffering from traumatic brain injuries and major issues that make it difficult to pay attention or stay awake in class because they are sleep deprived,” Soffer said. “[Returning veterans] also have to deal with bureaucracy, which can be difficult since they are used to a chain of command that’s very straightforward, and a university has a very different way of operating.”Patricia D’Orange-Martin, a speaker at the panel and the coordinator of the Veterans Resource Center at Pasadena City College, said veteran affairs are particularly important in Los Angeles and California as a whole because the state has some of the largest populations of veterans in the United States.“It’s estimated that California has 2.2 million veterans residing here, and is the top state in the nation for the number of veterans that live here,” D’Orange-Martin said. “According to the California Department of Veterans Affairs, there’s between 60,000 and 70,000 veterans in higher education.”Soffer said many universities should offer more services to veterans to facilitate their return and encourage their talents in the classroom.“[TSP] should offer training for faculty and staff because they may see a student falling asleep in class or looking around in class, and they just need to understand the context for why they are behaving this way,” Soffer said. “They also shouldn’t treat [veterans] like killers or glorified heroes, but instead just like normal people,” Soffer said.Ian Smith, a Marine veteran and music education major at California State University Northridge, said at the panel that one of the problems that many veterans face when returning to a university is their lack of pride in being a soldier.“Up until [arriving at college], I had no interest in being involved in anything veteran, and I didn’t even like being called a veteran,” Smith said. “When someone called me a veteran of a foreign war for the first time, it [was] almost like they said something about my mom. I have these images of a veteran, like the homeless guy off the side of the freeway with a cardboard sign, and that just wasn’t me.”last_img read more