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Merriam Farmers’ Market opens on May 23; KDOT plans maintenance projects on I-35, K-10 this week

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first_imgKDOT plans maintenance projects on I-35, K-10 this weekThe Kansas Department of Transportation reported that crews will continue pothole patching on northbound and southbound I-35, from the Missouri state line to I-435 this week. The patching is expected to be complete by Wednesday, May 27, weather permitting.Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and traffic will be controlled by alternating mobile lane closures using trucks with arrow boards and digital message boards.In addition, the right lane of eastbound K-10 will be closed for guardrail maintenance from the Douglas County line to Evening Star Road on Friday, May 22.Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and traffic will be controlled with traffic cones and signage. Merriam Farmers’ Market opens on May 23, added guidelines to limit COVID-19 exposureThe Merriam Farmers’ Market, 5740 Merriam Drive, will open on Saturday, May 23, with additional guidelines to limit exposure to the coronavirus pandemic. Below are the guidelines shoppers are asked to follow:Follow signs to maintain the one-way traffic flowOne shopper to a booth at a timeMaintain six feet of distance between yourself and othersOnly touch what you will purchaseTips shoppers can follow include choosing purchases visually and washing hands before and after visiting the market. A tip for those with kids is to ask children to clasp their hands together while shopping and avoid touching items.The market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will recur every Saturday through Sept. 26. A market vendor map can be found here, and additional information can be found here.Feminine hygiene product collection drive to be held Sunday at Countryside Christian ChurchThe city of Mission, Tyler’s House KC and Giving Hope and Help are holding a feminine hygiene product drive on Sunday, May 24, at Countryside Christian Church, 6101 Nall Avenue.Products collected will be distributed the following Saturday, May 30, at the Harvester’s drive-thru food distribution event that the city of Mission is hosting. That event starts at 7:30 a.m. at Shawnee Mission North High School, and is first come, first served. Hygiene products that are requested are as follows:Pads and tampons of any size and any brandIndividually wrapped feminine wipesIndividually wrapped panty linersDonors should enter the parking lot from Nall Avenue. Volunteers will come to cars to collect donations, and donors should exit behind the church building.last_img read more

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AAPA promotes Long and Martino

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first_imgAAPA’s executive vice president and general counsel, Jean Godwin, indicated earlier this year her intention to reduce her role in 2019. The promotion of Long and Martino are part of the association’s long-term succession plan. “Jean will continue to serve as the association’s general counsel, while our outreach and membership services department that she has led will be separated into two departments: external affairs and member engagement,” said Kurt Nagle, AAPA president and ceo. www.aapa-ports.orglast_img read more

Dutch plan to juggle capacity

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first_imgSTUDIES by Railforum Nederland suggest that it may be possible to boost capacity on the Dutch rail network by 30 to 40% over the next five years with relatively minor modifications to signalling and track layouts.NS is currently struggling to handle its growing traffic, with many passenger trains cancelled due to shortage of crews and rolling stock. Transport Minister Tineke Netelenbos fined NS Reizigers 26m guilders at the end of May, after punctuality fell to 77% of trains arriving within 3min against a target of 88%. The Railforum proposals, drawn up in association with NS Reizigers, Railned, Verkeersleiding, Holland Rail Consult and Railion Benelux, envisage improvements to key corridors linking Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Den Haag to Eindhoven, Arnhem and Zwolle. Work would include moving signals to shorten block lengths, adding overtaking loops and strengthening power supplies, at a cost of 600m to 750m guilders per corridor. More significantly, train operations would be ’homogenised’ to reduce the conflict between fast and slow services. Inter-city trains would each serve one or two more intermediate stations, allowing the elimination of stopping trains. Heavy freights would be split into shorter sections which run faster, freeing up further paths. Operating costs are predicted to increase by 10% for passenger traffic and fall by 5% for freight.last_img read more

Early detection & treatment critical to reduce blindness from glaucoma

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first_img Share LocalNews Early detection & treatment critical to reduce blindness from glaucoma by: Dominica Vibes News – March 8, 2016 86 Views   one comment Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Glaucoma patient. Photo credit: learningall.comThe significance of early detection and treatment in order to reduce blindness associated with glaucoma has been highlighted by Minister for Health and the Environment, Dr Kenneth Darroux. This as Dominica has joined in the global observance of World Glaucoma Week from Sunday 6 to Saturday 12 March 2016 under the theme ‘Prevent Blindness from Glaucoma; Get Involved!’ World Glaucoma Week is organized jointly between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association in an effort to eliminate blindness resulting from glaucoma.Glaucoma can be described as a group of eye diseases which causes progressive optic nerve damage resulting in a gradual loss of vision. Minister for Health and the Environment Kenneth Darroux, in his address to the nation in observance of the week, stated that no effort must be spared to reduce the incidence of blindness from glaucoma and all must be involved in the early detection, diagnosis and management of glaucoma.“It is also of great importance to know that the loss of vision and blindness from glaucoma is permanent, meaning it cannot be reversed, and whilst it cannot be cured, it can definitely be controlled, making it imperative that detection, diagnosis and management be made in a timely manner”.Minister Darroux said early detection and adherence to treatment to lower the intraocular pressure is one of the main strategies needed to reduce blindness from glaucoma.“In order to maximize the effectiveness of this strategy one must target those at risk – mainly blacks over the age of 40 years, and the relatives of people already diagnosed with open angle glaucoma.”Dr Darroux highlighted several treatments and preventative measures that are available here in Dominica, geared to combat glaucoma and its effects:1. Delivery of eye services in all seven Primary Health Districts, at the Princess Margaret Hospital, the Dominica Infirmary and in the private sector to enhance affordability, availability and accessibility for screening and treatment for glaucoma; 2. Performing opportunistic screening for glaucoma for all patients seen at the eye clinics irrespective of their presenting complaints; 3. Providing some of the glaucoma medications free of charge in all primary health districts and others at cost price at the Princess Margaret Hospital; 4. Screening eye examinations by the VOSH team in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Dominica during their annual eye missions in Dominica for over 20 years and 5. Treating open angle glaucoma with Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty or SLT is an ongoing research for over a year in Dominica. Dr Darroux informed that this year the eye team during their scheduled eye clinic, will be hosting an exhibition and lecture on glaucoma at the St. Joseph health Centre on Thursday, March 10 from 9am. “In addition, there will be a number of radio talk shows, during the week, to inform the general public. We will continue to provide the resources for regular comprehensive eye care including treatment of glaucoma and of course to the further enhancement of these services when our New National Hospital is commissioned in a few years from now,” Dr Darroux informed.last_img read more

Holder defends Windies as second Test trial awaits

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first_imgHYDERABAD, India, CMC – West Indies captain Jason Holder on Wednesday launched a passionate defence of his side in the wake of heavy criticism following the Rajkot defeat last week, as the embattled Caribbean side prepared to face India in the second Test here starting tomorrow. Both former India and West Indies players have been critical of the visitors’ first Test performance which saw them crash to an innings and 272-run defeat inside three days – India’s largest margin of victory in Tests.The defeat extended the Windies’ dismal of having not won on Indian soil for 24 years. They also have not beaten India overall in 16 years.“A lot has been said about this Test team in particular – things that I am not in agreement with, because we have beaten top sides in the last two-three series we’ve played,” Holder told reporters here. “We probably haven’t won as many series as we’d like. Within the last year, I think we’ve won two out of four or five series we’ve played. So I don’t understand why people would be this harsh towards us.”He continued: “We are playing the number one team, India, in their backyard. And history would show we haven’t won a Test match here since 1994 and if you look at the players who came through West Indies cricket I think Brian Lara and these greats have been playing all that time.” In neither innings in Rajkot did West Indies pass 200 after India had piled up a massive 649 for nine declared in their first innings.Only Roston Chase, in the first innings, and opener Kieran Powell, in the second innings, managed to get half-centuries as the remainder of the batting crumbled without resistance. Understandably, it was the Windies batsman who copped most of the flak from pundits but Holder urged his side to ignore the criticism and allow their performances to speak for them. “Again, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just focus primarily on what I have to do and what the team has to do. There’s no point worrying about what people have to say because people will always have to say,” Holder asserted. “The only way we can silence the critics or try to silence them – because I don’t think they’ll ever shut up – is by playing cricket.” He added: “It goes back to my point about being patient and being able to build partnerships – that’s what Test cricket is all about and in tight moments in any game especially when you first come in to bat, you have to absorb some pressure to get a partnership going.”West Indies welcome back experienced new-ball bowler Kemar Roach who missed the first Test after returning home to Barbados due to his death of his grandmother. Holder also missed the affair with an ankle injury but there was indication of his availability for the coming Test.The absence of both key bowlers meant pacers Keemo Paul, with one previous Test and the uncapped Sherman Lewis, both featured in the Windies attack which presented no horrors for the Indian batsmen.Holder said the inexperience had been evident throughout the match, adding he had spoken to the young bowlers to address some of the shortcomings. “Inexperience showed in their performances but they had bright sparks in different spells that they bowled,” Holder pointed out.“It’s a matter for them to understand more about Test cricket. In terms of seamers, it’s not only about if there is anything that is helping the bowlers. If there is nothing happening for the bowlers – like if there is no carry – then you need to be patient.“It is going to be difficult, this is something I spoken to them [about]. You need your pacers to hold the runs mostly and put the pressure so that the spinners can come and take the wickets.”He continued: “I had a little session with them at the nets, particularly with Sherman. While I was batting I just challenged him to bowl around the off stump. He is skillful, he has got the movement but it’s just about knowing when to bowl each kind of delivery. “Sometimes, having the luxury of swinging the ball both ways, you get greedy or impatient.”The second Test bowls off at midnight Caribbean time Thursday.SQUADS: INDIA – Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wkp), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur.WEST INDIES – Jason Holder (captain), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Sherman Lewis, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican.last_img read more

Kobe, daughter die in helicopter crash

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first_img(Reuters) – The sporting world was plunged into mourning yesterday as news of Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash spread leaving the rich and famous, presidents, Hall of Famers and ordinary fans stunned. A true global superstar, the depth of Bryant’s popularity quickly surfaced as reports were confirmed that the Los Angeles Lakers great had been killed along with his daughter Gianna and seven others when his helicopter crashed in a remote field near the city of Calabasas.As the deaths were confirmed social media exploded in grief while television programming was interrupted to report on the tragedy with video showing smoke billowing from the crash site as first responders put out the flames.U.S. President Donald Trump was among the first to take to Twitter to express his shock. “Reports are that basketball great Kobe Bryant and three others have been killed in a helicopter crash in California. That is terrible news!” tweeted Trump. Trump and former U.S. President Barack Obama agree on little but were united in their grief over the five-time NBA champion’s untimely passing. “Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents,” Obama wrote on Twitter.Where Bryant’s death hit close to home was on the basketball courts, where his skill and personality made him one of world’s most recognisable and popular athletes.“The NBA family is devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. “For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning. “He was one of the most extraordinary players in the history of our game with accomplishments that are legendary: five NBA championships, an NBA MVP award, 18 NBA All-Star selections, and two Olympic gold medals.“He will be remembered most for inspiring people around the world to pick up a basketball and compete to the very best of their ability.”But perhaps it was three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade who best expressed the disbelief and sadness that washed over the league, tweeting: “Nooooooooooo God please No!” Two of the greatest players of all-time, Hall of Famers Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, praised Bryant as one of the best ever to set foot on the court but noted he was an even better person.“Most people will remember Kobe as the magnificent athlete who inspired a whole generation of basketball players,” tweeted Abdul-Jabaar. “But I will always remember him as a man who was much more than an athlete.”No group was left more devastated than the Lakers family that Bryant had been a part of for 20 seasons as a player. “As I try to write this post, my mind is racing. I’m in disbelief and have been crying all morning over this devastating news that Kobe and his young daughter, Gigi have passed away in a helicopter crash. Cookie and I are heartbroken,” Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson wrote on Twitter.As a slate of NBA games tipped off yesterday, teams and players searched for ways to pay tribute to the man they knew as “Mamba”.The NBA champions Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs honoured Bryant by both choosing to run out the shot clock on their opening possessions.It was not just basketball fans left blindsided by Bryant’s death, as tributes poured in from other athletes, other sports, on other fields, golf courses and arenas around the globe. In France, Brazil soccer international Neymar dedicated his goal scored from a penalty for Paris St Germain at Lille in a Ligue 1 match yesterday to Bryant, holding up two and four fingers (Bryant’s retired jersey number), putting his hands together in prayer and bowing before the crowd.“It’s very sad for the world of sport and for all of us, not just for the basketball fans as he did so much for sport in general,” said Neymar. “I hope he will rest in peace.”“A legend in one sport who loved, and was loved in, ours,” tweeted FIFA, world soccer’s governing body. It was not just the sports world left crushed as Bryant’s popularity cut across cultures and countries.Being a Hollywood fixture, the death of Bryant, who also won an Oscar to go along with his five NBA titles, sent shockwaves through the music, entertainment and business worlds as well.“It can’t be. You always encouraged me mamba. Gave me some of the best quotes that we smile about to this day! Love you man!” tweeted singer Justin Bieber. At the end of the day those impacted most, however, were Bryant’s ordinary fans, who took to social media in millions in an outpouring of sadness.“Feels like a bad dream,” wrote Twitter user @mischiefluis. “Kobe’s the reason I love the game. My super hero. My heart breaks for his family and the other 4 individuals involved.“Let’s keep the memory of Kobe alive.”last_img read more

Kipchoge and Ibarguen Named Athletes of the Year

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first_imgKenyan distance runner Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian long and triple jumper Caterine Ibarguen have been named male and female world athletes of the year.The pair were honoured by the IAAF at a ceremony held in Monaco on Tuesday.Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith, who won three European sprint titles and relay gold at the Commonwealth Games, was nominated for the women’s award.Kipchoge, 34, won the London Marathon and set a world record of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds in Berlin.His time in the German capital bettered that of compatriot Dennis Kimetto, whose 2:02.57 was also set in Berlin, in 2014.Ibarguen, also 34, claimed triple and long jump honours in the Central American and Caribbean Games, the Continental Cup and the Diamond League finals.The Olympic champion was unbeaten in all eight of her triple jump competitions, ending the year with a world-leading mark of 14.96m in her specialist event and a national record of 6.93m in the long jump.Sweden’s 19-year-old pole vaulter Armand Duplantis won the men’s rising star award while the women’s award went to American 400m runner Sydney McLaughlin.RelatedKenya’s Eliud Kipchoge Breaks Two-hour Marathon BarrierOctober 12, 2019In “Athletics”Chicago Marathon: Brigid Kosgei Shatters World Record, Cherono Wins Men’s RaceOctober 14, 2019In “Athletics”2017 IAAF World Championships: Track Queen Okagbare Headlines 14-man ListJuly 26, 2017In “Sports”last_img read more

Wobehold any stray shot at Phoenix, Pattaya

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first_imgThe course was in great condition with good lies on the fairways but wobehold any stray shot into the rough. It was an effort to find and an even bigger effort to get it back onto the short grass. PSC Billabong golfMonday, June 8Phoenix Mountain and OceanStablefordPhoenix on a glorious day for golf. We played the Mountain and Ocean loops again as the Lakes side has been closed for months. Must be serious maintenance issues, but I’m sure it will come back better than ever. It got a bit hot on the back nine until we got to the forth on Ocean and on top of the hill where there was a lovely breeze blowing.Now to the scoring which was very good today with 4 golfers on 36 points. So a count back ensued with the lovely Miss Sasicha taking 3rd place with 17 points on the back nine just being beaten by the man of the moment Sandy Chapo with 18 on the back to take 2nd.Glyn Davies scored 38 points to take the top spot.There were four twos coming from Peter Huf, Sandy Chapo, Miss Noodle and Miss Phaeng.Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Nowbrainberries7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniversebrainberriesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?brainberries6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesbrainberriesFake brand-name goods worth over 100 million baht seized in Bangkok – Patt…8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeebrainberriesContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsbrainberriesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadebrainberriesThailand focuses on Vietnamese second spread of COVID-19 cases – Pattaya M…Top 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesbrainberriesWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?brainberries11 Movies That Changed The Way We Think Of CGI ForeverbrainberriesAll quarantines in Thailand apply same rules for both Thai and foreign arr…10 Risky Jobs Some Women DobrainberriesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombsbrainberrieslast_img read more

Viswanathan Anand has the perfect explanation why Virat Kohli told fan to leave India

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first_imgAdvertisement 896icNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs44whWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7mlve( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bdi7Would you ever consider trying this?😱4nmCan your students do this? 🌚d3d0Roller skating! Powered by Firework Five-time former world champion Viswanathan Anand feels India cricket captain Virat Kohli became a bit emotional and lost control during his “leave India” comment to a fan on social media, which proliferated into a massive controversy.Advertisement Viswanathan Anand. (Image courtesy – Google Images)“I think he lost control. He got a bit emotional and he just said the first thing that came to his mind,” Anand told PTI.“That’s the attitude he is comfortable with. In sport, you see all characters and this is the character that fits him best. I try to be myself and in the end you should be comfortable in your own skin,” he added.Advertisement Kohli, who launched the ‘Virat Kohli Official App’ on his 30th birthday last week, faced the backlash after his reaction to a fan, who confessed his preference for English and Australian cricketers over Kohli’s blue brigade. Reacting to fans’ comments in a video posted on his new app, Kohli had said, “I don’t mind you not liking me but I don’t think you should live in our country and like other things. Get your priorities right.” Anand further opined, “Maybe Kohli was caught at a weak moment, feeling a bit sensitive and was not in the best mood maybe. That’s my impression. Then he lost control of it.”Asked if he stood by Kohli at a time the BCCI is reportedly also not happy with the statement but is undecided whether to haul up the icon, Anand said: “People are emotional and they lose control once in a while. It has happened to me even if I was more successful in not showing it. But there are moments when your emotions take over. He has got enough criticism already. It’s over. Those who did not like it, already criticised him so no need to keep piling on it,” he said.Advertisement Kohli took to Twitter later to clarify his point and explained why he had made the “leave India” comment.“I guess trolling isn’t for me guys, I’ll stick to getting trolled! I spoke about how “these Indians” was mentioned in the comment and that’s all. I’m all for freedom of choice. Keep it light guys and enjoy the festive season. Love and peace to all,” Kohli had tweeted. Advertisementlast_img read more