15 Jun
2021

Philadelphia: ‘As nurses, we demand justice!’

first_imgWorkers World Party Philadelphia joined National Nurses United and the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP) in holding a vigil on Oct. 29 for healthcare workers who have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.Marie Kelly speaks at healthcare worker vigil, Oct. 29.                                                      WW Photo: Joe PietteCurrent and retired nurses spoke about the dangers that the for-profit healthcare system poses to workers,and read the names of over 200 nurses and healthcare workers who have died from the coronavirus.Marie Kelly, a new member of Workers World Party’s Philadelphia branch, has been a pediatric and home health nurse for decades. During the vigil, she tied the struggle of healthcare workers to the fight against white supremacy and police violence:“Six percent of adults between March and May who were hospitalized for COVID were healthcare workers. A third of those were nurses or nursing assistants. 27% spent time in ICU and 4% of them died during their hospitalization. A point that National Nurses United stresses is the racial disparity of people who have been felled by the pandemic.“This pandemic hits hardest on people of color. We know this as nurses, because we know the history of healthcare throughout the centuries. This is nothing new to us. It just speaks to the other injustices we find in this systemically racist system.“I would be remiss if standing here in Philadelphia this week I did not call out the forceful oppression in response to the protests against the murder of Walter Wallace Jr. by the police. This mentally ill man was gunned down in his neighborhood in front of his mother by the police of this city. And the people in power respond by putting this city under siege by local and state police, and the National Guard. We are under an armed camp.“As a nurse, I have seen — as all nurses have seen as caregivers and as healers — we have seen, in the delivery rooms, the first time a son is held by his mother. At the bedside, we have seen that mother as an old woman, dying, holding her son’s hand for the last time. We grieve for Walter Wallace Jr. as healthcare workers. As nurses.“We demand justice for Walter Wallace Jr. We demand justice for his family that they might get some peace from this catastrophe that has happened to their family.“We as nurses and as union members also believe in free speech and the right to assemble. As nurses we should speak out against the abduction by federal forces of Anthony Smith, a well-known activist with REAL Justice in this city. He has been abducted and detained on false charges that are politically motivated to silence him. And we will speak for him. And we will demand his release.“Justice for Walter Wallace Jr.! Free Ant Smith!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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16 Sep
2020

NBA Draft: The case for picking Andrew White

first_imgUPDATED: June 20, 2017 at 10:55 a.m.The case for drafting Andrew White goes like this: Dude gets buckets.Two weeks after a 3-point-laden NBA Finals, in which Cleveland had to pour in a Finals-record 24 triples to beat Golden State in just one game, White hopes that his shooting skill will convince a team to pick him during the NBA Draft on Thursday night at the Barclay’s Center in  Brooklyn. The draft begins at 7 p.m.Most projections have White, who last season set the single-season record for 3-pointers at Syracuse (112), going in the late-second round. This spring, White trained with Tyler Relph of Dr1ven Training, every day, in Dallas for an hour to an hour-and-a-half.Relph sees White’s NBA comparison as James Jones. The Ringer thinks Rodney Hood.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Daily Orange builds a case here for NBA teams to draft White and find out if those comps could be correct.“He fits any place that needs shooting,” Relph said. “And in the way the NBA’s going, everywhere needs shooting.”Threat from beyond the arcAn NBA 3-point line is 23 feet, nine inches from the hoop — a three-foot increase from the college game and a transition that a shooter such as Andrew White doesn’t worry about making.All season long, White launched long-range shots and made 40.3 percent of his 278 attempts from deep. Last season, only 10 NBA players with 50 3-point attempts or more shot better than 40 percent.At SU, opponents regularly rushed defenders to White if he got the ball four feet or closer to the 3-point line, but it often didn’t matter. White’s elevation and high release point from a 6-foot-7 frame — another plus for White — separated him from the closest defenders.“I was impressed with his shooting while contested,” Relph said when asked what surprised him most about White. “He really doesn’t seem affected.”Nowhere was it more evident than in his final 3-pointer in a career-high, 40-point barrage on Senior Night against Georgia Tech. Late in the second half, White snagged a pass across his body and pulled up well behind the arc. GT’s Josh Okogie never had a chance. Facebook Twitter Google+ There’s every reason to believe White’s skills will translate to the next level. He provided evidence in a mid-June workout with Relph when White, albeit without a defender, knocked down 32 NBA-range 3-pointers in a row. Once opponents respect his jump shot, he opens up other facets of his team’s offense.“He’s a guy who comes off the bench and gives you good minutes,” Relph said. “He’s a good locker room guy and he gives you 3s.” Low-risk, high-reward investmentThe counterpoint to the knock on White’s age (he’s almost 24) is his experience, multiple mock drafts cited. He’s played in the Big Ten, Big 12 and ACC, arguably college basketball’s three best conferences, transferred twice and patiently sat out a year. He remained level-headed throughout shooting slumps and never seemed flustered on or off the floor.He showed a savvy approach before the 2016 draft by using his allotted month to gather information and think through his situation before ultimately deciding to return to college. White’s maturity impressed Relph. The trainer compared White’s persona to Los Angeles Lakers forward and fellow client Julius Randle, who sat out his rookie season following a leg injury in his first game.Maturity may not equate to on-court production, but in White, teams know what they’re getting.3-and-D potentialWhite’s skill set paired with his 6-foot-7, 210-pound frame makes him a candidate to become a 3-and-D contributor in a league that’s never shot more 3s and never needed more lengthy wings on defense. The caveat here is that White spent a year playing zone defense and major scouting reports unanimously regard him as an unpolished defender. Offensively, White fits a similar profile as Michael Gbinije did a year ago: An older, skilled player who can fill a role immediately to provide potential value in the late second round.Even if teams must stash White in the G-League, as the Detroit Pistons did Gbinije, they will always need shooting. White told DraftExpress he believes teams already think of him as a specialized 3-and-D player, and that he watched Golden State’s Klay Thompson and San Antonio’s Danny Green to model his game after theirs. He hasn’t fully embraced the tag, but whether or not he develops into a more all-around scorer is irrelevant right now. Teams should draft White for who he is.“If you can shoot it,” Relph said, “you’ve got a chance.”center_img Published on June 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, the start time for the NBA Draft was misstated. The draft begins at 7 p.m. EST. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Commentslast_img read more

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14 Aug
2020

Wanda “Merlene” Basinger: Feb. 25, 1926 – Jan. 14, 2015

first_imgWanda Marlene BasingerWanda “Merlene” Basinger died on January 14, 2015 at Redlands, Calif. at the age of 88.  Merlene was born on Feb 25, 1926 at Wellington, Kansas.  She was the daughter of John H. Walker and Edna Hurt Walker.  She was married to Lewis Tobe Basinger on April 20, 1947 at the First Baptist Church.Merlene was employed by the First National Bank for 6 years as Bookkeeper and Asst. Teller.  She was also employed by International Harvester as a Bookkeeper for 7 years and as Secretary at the Junior High School for 3 years and a bookkeeper for USD 353 at the Central Office for 20 years before retiring on July 1, 1988.Merlene was a member of the First Baptist Church since December 1935.  She started playing the organ when a Freshman in High School.  She directed the Senior Choir for a few years; then became church organist for some 50 years; was also Sunday School Secretary; served as church clerk two different times, then served as church clerk and treasurer for 10 years.  The serenity Prayer was her favorite one.Merlene liked cooking, crocheting, jigsaw puzzles and watching sports on TV.  She crocheted several afghans and doilies for her children, also she made one quilt for each child.Merlene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband “Tobe” in 2002; and one brother, John (Bob) and wife Barbara.She is survived by one son, Dr. Bradley Basinger of Redlands, California; one daughter, Brenda Bruster and her husband Alan; one grandson, Justin Bruster and his wife Alicia; two great grandchildren, Joslyn and Noah Bruster of Haysville Kansas; and one brother, Richard Walker and his wife Sharon of Wellington, Kansas.Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church, Wellington on January 30, at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Kurt Henson officiating.  Interment will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on January 29 from 1: 00 – 8:00 p.m.A memorial has been setup with the First Baptist Church. Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

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12 Aug
2020

USA triumph for Sammy Fuller

first_img England girl international Sammy Fuller has just scored a record-breaking fourth straight win at the Honda Junior Classic in Florida, USA. Sammy, from Roehampton in Surrey, beat Thailand’s Kanyanat Saithip by a stroke to win the girls’ 14-15-year age group.  She scored 77, 73, in tough conditions on the Arnold Palmer course at the PGA National in West Palm Beach. The result continues Sammy’s remarkable run of success in US golf tournaments, achieved during annual winter trips to Florida. The 14-year-old has won her age group in the Honda Junior Classic in each of the last three years and, during last year’s trip, she notched up her sixth consecutive win in the Pars Florida International Junior Championship. Sammy’s younger sister Annabell, 11, (Roehampton) is also making her mark – she was the runner-up in the 10-11-year age group at the Honda Junior Classic.  In addition another Surrey player, Martha Lewis, 13 (St George’s Hill), was third in the 12-13-year age group. Martha was runner-up in the 2013 English U13 championship. Sammy trains with England Golf’s national girls’ squad while Annabell and Martha are both members of the regional U16 South Squad. During this winter’s trip Sammy, together with English boy champion Ben Amor (Marlborough), will represent England Golf in the prestigious Junior Orange Bowl at Biltmore Golf Club, Florida, on 27–30 December. 16 Dec 2013 USA triumph for Sammy Fuller last_img read more

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12 Aug
2020

Harrison, Polamalu practice for Steelers

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP)—The starting defense the Steelers thought they were getting when the season opened finally practiced together on Monday.There’s still no telling if the same 11 guys will suit up on Sunday against Philadelphia. JAMES HARRISON Injured stars James Harrison and Troy Polamalu were on the field as the Steelers (1-2) returned from their bye week. While Harrison remained vague about the chances his surgically repaired left knee will be ready to play for the first time this season, Polamalu is optimistic his strained right calf is no longer an issue.The perennial Pro Bowl safety says he felt “pretty good” and was grateful to see a slew of familiar faces on the practice field, Harrison’s included.“We’ll see what happens, but it’s been a while since we’ve all been on the field together,” Polamalu said. “There are some other new faces out there who have been permanent starters, so it’s all about how well 11 guys mesh on our defense.”The Steelers have struggled to generate much of a pass rush and the secondary had trouble in a 34-31 loss in Oakland on Sept. 23. Having a pair of healthy former Defensive Player of the Years would certainly help.“We just have to get ourselves on the winning side of things, because nobody cares about losing teams,” Polamalu said. “We just haven’t been executing that well, (so) whatever the call is that coach (Dick) LeBeau has made, we just haven’t been executing it that well at all. It really has nothing to do with the scheme of things. It’s just that we’re not executing and not performing well.”Harrison hasn’t played since a Wild Card loss to Denver in January. He struggled staying healthy during the offseason and underwent a minor procedure on Aug. 15. He returned to full practice last Tuesday but was not there on Wednesday, though he declined to label it a setback.If anything, Harrison wants to get in a game just so he’ll stop having to answer questions about his condition.“The constant questions, of course, just nags and irks on you,” said Harrison, who won’t have a better idea about his status until Friday.The Steelers could also get a boost to the running game with the possible return of Rashard Mendenhall, who hasn’t played since tearing the ACL in his right knee against Cleveland on New Year’s Day. He’s practiced regularly over the last three weeks and a comeback is imminent.“We’re gauging it, me and the coaches, and when we get to the point where we all think I can play then I’ll get back in there,” Mendenhall said.last_img read more

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14 Jan
2020

World Sanctified Cathedral, Foreign National in “Land Dispute”

first_imgA scene of the students protest on Wednesday at Word Sanctified High School.A long standing land dispute between the leadership of the World Sanctified Cathedral facilities and a Lebanese national took a dramatic turn on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 when students of the World Sanctified High School (WSHS) staged a “peaceful protest” demanding authorities of the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) to re-enforce the zoning law.The properties in question are located in Congo Town, opposite the newly constructed Ministerial Complex.According to the students, who said they are being prevented from accessing their school facilities, the enforcement of the zoning law will allow the reopening of an alley providing free passage to the church that is hosting the school.The alley is the only access the students, parents and the churchgoers use to enter the Word Sanctified facility, but it has been blocked reportedly by one George Nheme, a Lebanese businessman.While Nheme is yet to the speak to the issue, the ongoing construction in the alley has continued without let and has effectively prevented the passage of students and other churchgoers from accessing their facility.The facility includes the Word Sanctified Cathedral of Faith and a school situated just behind the JAC car depot, adjacent to the Old Susan Berry Compound, opposite the newly constructed ministerial complex.Though the students’ protest was ‘peaceful,’ they have resolved to mount the pressure or else the school will not resume any academic activity for the rest of the school year, a development likely to create serious problems for 12th graders that are expected to sit the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in May.Abraham Daryours, the student council president, said their protest was intended to create public  awareness about the several challenges they face, owing to the ongoing construction that is blocking easy passage to the school.Student Daryours said after government placed stop orders on the construction in alley, they were informed early Wednesday morning to use the road from the swamp to the school which will be very impassable during the rainy season.He called on the government to quickly rescue the institution, because if the building is constructed in the alley, students will not have access to the campus, a situation which may not augur well for those expected to sit the WASSCE.Blessing Keita, a female secretary to the student council government, said it is unfortunate for the school to be engaged in land dispute with a foreign national, whose intention is to block the access road leading to the campus without government’s timely intervention.Student Keita said when the construction first started, few students and the school administration engaged authorities at the MoPW, but the ministry placed a stop order on the project. “It was surprising to see that the contractors are building a fence to block the road allowing easy passage to the school.She said closing the alley will deny them access to education, which will prepare them for the future.World Sanctified Bible Cathedral Bishop, J. Maxwell Seh, said there are Deeds that showed the construction site in question is an alley on public property.Bishop Seh said the land fight began in 2011, when the MPW sent a zoning team that established  the site as an alley, noting that the ministry placed an X mark on the building to signify a halt to further construction.He said the Word Sanctified Cathedral has several other facilities, which are now being closed, because of a fence constructed to protect adjacent properties from ‘intruders.’“There is no other way leading to the church premises that contain a daycare and high school, a bible school, reception hall, pastors’ quarters and a large cathedral for worship services,” Bishop Seh said.He said the fence in question is an “embarrassment to our existence as a church, and school.”“The alley is from the Tubman Boulevard, which is just a block away from the church fence. It  should be opened, or the one directly behind the one acre of land adjacent to the Susan Berry property from the football field should be opened to give us access to our church compound,” Bishop Seh declared.He said on previous occasions, when the situation was unfolding, the Word Sanctified Ministries International wrote a letter of complaint to Public Works Minister, Mobutu Nyepan, seeking his kind intervention in an “unjust and embarrassing situation that the institution was at present facing.”A copy of a letter from the ministry obtained by this newspaper indicates that the Minister had instructed the director of Zoning to probe the impasse and report back to his office.But while the probe is yet pending, the construction work has continued up to Wednesday, April 17, 2019.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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30 Nov
2019

Schooling slams critics after SEA Games golden double

first_imgMOST READ Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Gamescenter_img In the 100m freestyle, he was pushed all the way by Vietnam’s Hoang Quy Phuoc before winning in 48.93, outside the SEA Games record he set two years ago in Singapore.In the relay, he pulled away in the last leg to help Singapore to win by more than six seconds, but their time didn’t beat the tournament record they set in their home pool in 2015. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program “They can say whatever they want,” Schooling shot back, when asked about the criticism of his performances which has been circulating online.“My goal is to come here and help the team as best as I can, win gold medals. That’s all I care about at this meet. You can’t always set best times, it’s fine. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s all about me trying to help the team as best as I can and me trying to win as many individual events as I can.”Schooling, who won 100m butterfly bronze at last month’s world championships, just a year after stunning Michael Phelps to claim the Olympic title, hasn’t tested his personal bests this week. LATEST STORIES Singapore’s Joseph Schooling reacts after winning the men’s swimming 100m freestyle final event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the National Aquatics centre in Kuala Lumpur on August 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAOlympic butterfly champion Joseph Schooling rounded on critics who say he’s swimming too slowly after he grabbed his fourth and fifth gold medals of the Southeast Games on Thursday.Schooling said detractors could say what they liked as he won the 100m freestyle and anchored Singapore’s 4x200m freestyle relay victory to near his target of six gold medals in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT Home-grown sports here to stay, say SEA Games chiefs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Gameslast_img read more

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30 Nov
2019

Pacio’s road back to title shot starts vs compatriot Doliguez

first_imgPhoto from ONE ChampionshipJoshua Pacio was just 20-years-old when he faced Yoshitaka Naito for the ONE world strawweight title, and even though he lost the bout the diminutive striker remains hell-bent on securing another shot at the gold.Standing in his way though is the battle-hardened Roy Doliguez.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Irving’s big 2nd half leads Celtics past Thunder 101-94 ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight PLAY LIST 00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight00:50Trending Articles04:36Joshua Pacio is the new ONE Strawweight world champion01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion The 35-year-old Doliguez amassed an 18-19-9 record during his days as a professional boxer and is 7-4 in his MMA career.“Obviously, Roy Doliguez has a ton of experience in the ring and cage,” said Pacio (9-2). “He is strong and very fierce. I will do my best and really show what I have.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I will put my best foot forward because I have trained very hard for this fight.”Pacio will take on Doliguez in the ONE: Legends of the World card on Friday Nov. 11 at Mall of Asia Arena.center_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Pacio also looks to erase his painful loss to Hayato Suzuki back in August at Cotai Arena in Macau.“That’s the hard part of losing because I have to start over again. A win over Hayato Suzuki could have given me a rematch for the belt, but it is what it is. I just have to move on and work my way up the rankings once more,” said Pacio. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

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28 Nov
2019

Countdown for CWG begins, security cover in place

first_imgFrom helicopters to snipers and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), the national capital will witness unprecedented security arrangements for any sports event ever in the country as the 19th Commonwealth Games starts rolling out on Sunday.A policeman checks the bags of a tourist at the entrance of the Jama Masjid ahead of CWG.Over 100,000 security personnel including gun-toting commandos have being deployed to thwart any threat to the sporting extravaganza.Australian Sports Minister Mark Arbib, who had recently taken a round of the Games Village had said, “Security is very tight and even I had trouble getting in.”While Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal is the overall in charge of the security, the Home Ministry keeps a close tab on all arrangements with Home Minister P Chidambaram taking a keen interest.Defence helicopters with commandos will do an aerial recce of the Games Village and stadiums at regular intervals.The helicopters will receive additional support from three Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) which will also be pressed into service to carry out surveillance and keep vigil at regular intervals.According to various security agency sources, security personnel deployed for the Games include about 175 paramilitary companies (about 18,000 personnel) including 3,000 commandos, 100 anti-sabotage teams, 200 specially trained dogs and 15 bomb disposal squads..Moreover, sources said about 150 personnel of the Delhi Police’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) have been trained by the Indian Air Force and the NSG to shoot down suspicious manned or unmanned “flying objects”.Not to forget the Chemical, Biological, Radiation and Nuclear (CBRN) teams of the NDRF and the Army being deployed as an extra caution. Besides the Army has also been put on standby, the sources said.advertisementWhile there is no intelligence input to pinpoint any specific threat, one cannot take any chances, they said.”We work not just based on specific inputs but also on threat perception. The focus of both domestic and international media is on the Games and any small incident will get lot of publicity,” a source said.Helping out the security personnel are a slew of gadgets that have been bought for the Games including baggage and car scanners, pass readers, integrated CCTV cameras and others.An integrated communication room has been set up at the Police Headquarters here, which gives round-the-clock access to all venues through the CCTV network.Security has also been beefed up in tourist hot spots also. From airport to the Metro link and malls, security has been tightened to ensure that no untoward incident takes place.Bunkers have been set up at many spots in the national capital. Besides the paramilitary forces, who are assisting the Delhi Police, personnel of other state police has also been roped in including those from Maharashtra and Haryana.”Such large security arrangements have never been put in place for any sports event. Months of planning and meetings have preceded the security cover that you see,” a senior police official said.The Home Ministry in a statement said, “Adequate security arrangements have been put in place in order to provide security to the sportspersons, officials, spectators, invitees, volunteers and workforce as well as to the entire city of Delhi.”CWG: Guidelines issued for spectatorsThe Home Ministry on Saturday said that adequate security arrangements has been put in place for the Commonwealth Games and issued a set of guidelines for spectators just hours ahead of the Opening Ceremony.”Adequate security arrangements have been put in place in order to provide security to the sportspersons, officials, spectators, invitees, volunteers and workforce as well as to the entire city of Delhi,” the Ministry said in a statement.It said that along with the tickets, the Organising Committee of the Commonwealth Games has circulated Do’s and Don’ts for ticket-holders.”While reiterating those Do’s and Don’ts, all those who will visit the Games venues should also observe the Guidelines,” it said.It asked the spectators to plan in advance taking into account the possible traffic in order to reach the venue on time. The guidelines said one should be prepared to stand in queue.”You should carry your ticket or accreditation card (together with the ticket) without fail. No one will be admitted without a ticket or an accreditation card (together with the ticket).”Flap Barriers and RF readers have been installed to ‘read’ the ticket and the accreditation card. If the reading shows the ticket or accreditation card as ‘invalid’, a second attempt will be made, and if the second attempt too shows the ticket or the accreditation card as ‘invalid’, the person will not be admitted,” the statement said.advertisementEvery person will be frisked and checked. The guidelines said it is possible that the flap barrier or the RF reader may fail sometimes, for a few minutes, owing to technological glitches.In such a case, the security personnel will do a thorough manual check of the person, the ticket and the accreditation card and one must be prepared to subject themselves to the manual check. In addition, every person will be frisked and checked.With regard to parking, the guidelines said only a few vehicles or cars with authorised ‘vehicle access passes’ will be allowed to go up to the designated points in the games venues.”If you are travelling by a car with an authorised ‘vehicle access pass’, you will be required to alight at a designated point. You must walk the remaining distance to the entry gates.”It said visitors who travel by vehicles which do not have a ‘vehicle access pass’ may use the Park and Ride or the Park and Walk schemes.The Ministry also requested asked citizens to use public transport as far as possible.”The Do’s and Dont’s and these ‘Guidelines’ will apply to every visitor and there will be no relaxation and no exception will be made in any case. All are requested to cooperate,” it said.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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28 Oct
2019

10 months agoEx-Chelsea striker Cascarino backing Arnautovic move

first_imgEx-Chelsea striker Cascarino backing Arnautovic moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino says they should move for West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic.Cascarino has even compared the charismatic West Ham star to Manchester United legend Eric Cantona.“You know the one player I’d really want to take? Arnautovic – I’d take him in a heartbeat,” Cascarino said. “I think he’d fit perfectly into Chelsea.“The thing with Arnautovic – he reminds me of that Eric Cantona mindset. He thinks he’s good enough to be up there at the top table, and he is.“He was dreadful at times last year but there’s a real player in there and he needs a challenge and maybe the challenge is West Ham?” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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